She'd Traveled To Texas For Two Things: A Real Cowboy And A Baby And her e-mail buddy, Archer Jefferson, fit the bill. From his jeans to his hat to his crooked smile, the man was more cowboy than Australian stuntwoman Clove Penmire had bargained for--perfect for helping a friend make one little baby. And although she was known as a plain Jane, Clove refused to let her lack of glamour--or the odd twist of her heart when she saw Archer-interfere with her baby-making mission. She'd be the one to love 'em and leave 'em this time ... until a makeover and one passionate night changed all her plans!
Holly Henshaw wanted freedom, adventure, excitement, but didn't expect to be slowed down by an ornery, possessive cowboy. But wild-at-heart Holly has begun to think she just might like belonging to Bandera.
Settle Down, Cowboy!Marriage isn't in Dante Callahan's short-term plans. But Ana St. John is! After the gorgeous nanny bodyguard-and woman of his fantasies-turns the tables and seduces him, Dante is suddenly corralling his inner wild man. Now Ana is having his baby...and refusing to say "I do!"There's no denying Ana's powerful feelings for Dante. But is the footloose rancher-and the hottest cowboy in New Mexico-ready to hang up his spurs for married life? According to the legend of the magic wedding dress, he's not.Dante's not one to fool with family lore. But he's got to provide a major Cinderella moment to win over his prospective bride. He may be crazy for pulling out all the stops to get Ana to marry him-but that's part of the fun of being a Callahan!
Not The Marrying Kind? Finding Daria Cameron warming his bed is a sight Judah Callahan will never forget. How can a red-blooded cowboy say no? Especially when Judah's desired Darla from afar for years. Only now she's having his babies...and planning on tying the knot with another man. Over his dead body! All Darla wanted was one night of passion with the wildly sexy Callahan she secretly loves. But now that she's going to have a family, she has to be practical. And Judah isn't the marrying kind. The die-hard bachelor was even willing to give up his share of his family's New Mexico ranch to his five brothers so he could stay footloose and fancy-free. Now all Judah can think about is getting Darla down that aisle...with him. Can he get her to believe in their future together? He'll bet the ranch on it!
TO LOVE, HONOR...AND MULTIPLY! Becoming a husband and family man in the middle of a raging land feud wasn't the destiny Galen Callahan saw for himself. But once he laid eyes on Rose Carstairs, he knew the bouncy blonde with the warrior heart was his future. Now, with Rancho Diablo under siege, the eldest Callahan sibling will do whatever it takes to protect his new wife and triplets. Except Rose refuses to be protected! No husband of hers can stop her from fighting by his side while keeping their newborn sons out of the line of fire. With Callahan lives and legacy on the line, Galen has a new mission: to vanquish a dangerous enemy and bring his family together in time for Christmas!
His Callahan Destiny? Tighe Callahan is wild and free as the wind, until he starts chasing the beautiful River Martin. After he catches her-in a midnight seduction he'll never forget-Tighe learns he's about to become a daddy...three times over! Not even an ornery bull can stop him from making River and their babies-to-be his. Standing down isn't in River's vocabulary. Tighe can insist on doing the honorable thing all he wants-she isn't tying the knot until the cowboy says he loves her. Only, now her wounded warrior's on some dangerous, life-changing quest. Tighe's finally ready to heed the message of his ancestors: defend his land and claim his woman. Because it's never too late to become the Callahan he was destined to be!
Former Navy SEAL Sloan Callahan lives by his own rules, free and alone. But now urgent family business brings Sloan and his brothers and sister to New Mexico-and the cousins he'd never met. That isn't all he finds on Rancho Diablo, where a petite blonde is about to completely upend Sloan's world.As the liaison between the two branches of the Callahan clan, Kendall Phillips's job description doesn't include being bossed around by one ex-military cowboy. It's hard enough to concentrate with the sparks she and Sloan are creating together. Now the sexy rebel has two more lives to safeguard: the baby boys Kendall's carrying.No way is Sloan allowing danger to touch Kendall and the twins. His new mission: to protect his loved ones as he gets ready to change the course of Callahan destiny forever!
"Holy Smokes. I'm A Father."Sabrina McKinley broke Jonas's heart when she left him for another man. Then the eldest Callahan brother gets the surprise of his life when he sees her again...holding his son. Even at six months, his bouncing baby boy was wearing the legendary Callahan smile!Which means Sabrina has got to marry him, even if Jonas has to drag her to the altar.Sabrina's been head over heels for the hunky cowboy doctor since the day she first came to Rancho Diablo; it's always been Jonas keeping her at arm's length. She won't settle for anything less than the real deal-the love and happiness that Jonas's five brothers have found.But when a revelation about a family secret comes out, Sabrina can see Jonas is ready to look toward the future. He won't be the last bachelor on the ranch. After all, he's a Callahan!
"You Haven't Dated A Real Cowboy Till You've Been A Jefferson's Girl." The only good things she'd ever gotten from a cowboy were her daughter and her son. And rodeo gypsy Olivia Spinlove had vowed she'd never again let an elusive, sexy cowboy corral her heart. This single mom had been born racing barrels and had no trouble outrunning love--until Calhoun Jefferson strolled into her arena. Unlike any cowboy she'd ever known, he had artistic vision, concern for her kids--and dark eyes that said, "Hey, pretty lady," even from a distance. He almost made her wild heart want to stop wandering. Because the promise in his kiss said that catching Calhoun might make it worth getting caught--for good.
This Christmas, holiday getaway has an entirely new meaning. . . Take Eloise. First she's kidnapped by Santa, and now she's camping out in an abandoned lighthouse with the most infuriatingly intoxicating cop she's ever met. Is she sleeping with the enemy. . . or the man destined to make her Mrs. Claus? Meanwhile Jean is abducted to a remote ranch, stuck teaching a handsome Texas Ranger how to enjoy a little sensual Christmas cheer. And Molly? Her nuptials are shot up and her fianceacute;'s a no-show, but when she arrives at a supposedly private Australian hideaway to recoup, she's not alone. . . and the heat is enough to melt the mere memory of a white Christmas. Three women, connected by friendship and fate, are taking cover. . . with men sexy enough to unwrap!
Texas Tough...And Christmas TenderChristmas Baby BlessingsTina LeonardRanger Seagal West is back in Bridesmaids Creek, Texas, on bodyguard duty with his soon-to-be ex, Capri Snow. And what a body to guard: to his surprise, she's carrying twin babies. His babies. Capri is as irresistible and stubborn as ever. So how can Seagal convince Capri they all belong together-and not just for Christmas?The Christmas RescueRebecca WintersA slippery road, a speeding car...and Texas Ranger Flynn Patterson finds a baby lying helpless in the wreck. As he comforts the boy, Flynn's heart turns over. He'll never stop grieving his own lost family. But he can take care of this little guy, and his desperate mother. No matter how Andrea Sinclair pushes him away, Flynn knows the safest place for the fugitives this Christmas is his own lonely home. But will they stay?
Four Texas Babies by Tina Leonard To save his parents' ranch from falling into the wrong hands, Sam Johnston must marry. A quickie wedding to Lily Bartholomew brings more than he bargained for--including some shocking news about his new in-laws. But the biggest shock of all is that the baby on the way is actually four babies, set to arrive just in time for Christmas! A Texan Under the Mistletoe by Leah Vale Lori Beth Whittaker comes home looking for tradition--and discovers that for the first time ever, the Hooper Creek Christmas festival has been cancelled. She's determined the festival will go on, but one man stands in her way--Jackson Hooper, her former high school sweetheart and the man she left behind!
[From the back cover] Four Texas Babies by Tina Leonard. To save his parents' ranch from falling into the wrong hands, Sam Johnston must marry. A quickie wedding to Lily Bartholomew brings more than he bargained for-including some shocking news about his new in-laws. But the biggest shock of all is that the baby on the way is actually four babies, set to arrive just in time for Christmas! A Texan Under the Mistletoe by Leah Vale. Lori Beth Whittaker comes home looking for tradition-and discovers that for the first time ever, the Hooper Creek Christmas festival has been cancelled. She's determined the festival will go on, but one man stands in her way-Jackson Hooper, her former high school sweetheart and the man she left behind! Merry Texmas by Linda Warren. Mariel Todd-Crandall and Grayson Crandall love their daughter, but since their divorce, it's hard to find time to spend with Chloe. But Chloe's sick of being ignored, and she knows her parents still love each other. So this Christmas she has a special plan, including a very special tree, that's going to make Mom and Dad see that Christmas- and every day-should be spent as a family.
Jessica Tomball Farnsworth has never seen a cowboy before, so is quite unprepared for her strong physical reaction to him. And when her little indiscretion results in a baby--make that "babies"--she's more than a little overwhelmed. Zach Forrester has always been a bit of a wild one, but the ladies of the Tulips Saloon finally see their opportunity to make him settle down for good. So with some prodding from the gentle matchmakers, it looks as if the people of Tulips, Texas, might achieve their goal of growing the town one--make that "two"--babies at a time.
ACCIDENTAL DADS Fairhaven, Texas--Population 384 385 386 The townsfolk were buzzing at the Yellowjacket Cafe. Out on the Double D Ranch, there was a downright population explosion! Seems when the hard-lovin' but commitment-shy cowboy Brant Durning left town on a cattle-buying trip three months ago, he'd decided sweet Grace Barclay was everything he could want in a wife. If only he'd been the marrying kind. Brant got a shocker when he came back to the Double D and found out he was gonna be an uncle.... But just wait till he finds out he's gonna be a daddy!
Dillinger Kent is getting ready for a lonely Christmas on his Texas ranch. All that changes the night the widowed gunslinger hears an infant's wails. . . and is swept into a time and town definitely not his own. After ditching her fiancé at the altar, Auburn McGinnis is on the run, trying to figure out how to hold on to her family's perfume company. The rough-and-tumble stranger who just showed up with a baby girl in tow could be the hired gun--and protector--she needs. At first, all Dillinger wanted was to get back to his ranch. But with the resourceful, enchanting Auburn in his life, the twenty-first century is looking better and better. Have they both found what they're looking for? A love that transcends time?
Defending his family's New Mexico ranch against a hostile takeover is the only reason Sam Callahan would even consider getting married. With four of his brothers already happily hitched, the youngest Callahan could end up being the last bachelor standing. Unless Seton McKinley says yes....Seton came home to Diablo to hang out her P.I. shingle. But the real reason is her unrequited crush on one hunky cowboy. The footloose charmer is proposing they make it legal-in name only! Of course she says no...until Sam flashes that infamous Callahan charm. Now the newlyweds are getting ready to become a family...of six!Fatherhood can change a man's perspective, especially with quadruplets on the way. But nothing-not even the revelation of a shocker of a family secret-is going to change Sam's feelings for Seton...and their three baby girls and boy!
Soldier. Cowboy. Father. Husband?Hired to work the Callahan brothers' New Mexico spread, Shaman Phillips doesn't know what to do about the stunning blonde he finds on his porch...except haul her into his arms. Turns out Tempest Thornbury wants to share more than just the returning soldier's out-of-this-world kisses. She wants to have Shaman's baby!Tempest came home to turn her not-so-hot past into a better future. The sexy, broody military man's bringing that dream one step closer to reality-she's got twin boys on the way. At Shaman's insistence, she agrees to marry him...and remain his lawful wife for one year after their sons are born.But once he's officially a father, Shaman can't let Tempest head back to Hollywood. It's time for this lonesome cowboy to join the ranks of those Callahan cowboys-and open a new chapter in all their lives!
Includes three complete books - each a collection of stories:<P> * A Family Man by Cathy Gillen Thacker - These two cowboy dads need a helping hand...a woman's hand, that is! <P> * More Than Expected by Tina Leonard - These two Callahan brothers are determined to be bachelors for live... until they meet the women -- and the babies -- they can't resist!<P> * Suddenly a Father by Cathy McDavid - Welcome to Bear Creek Ranch, the place where these two cowboys finally find their families!
Saddle up for heartwarming contemporary tales of rugged cowboys and adorable babies with this specially themed bundle from Harlequin American Romance. COWBOYS & BABIES Volume 1 from Harlequin includes The Texas Ranger's Twins by Tina Leonard, A Baby in the Bunkhouse by Cathy Gillen Thacker and A Cowgirl's Secret by Laurie Marie Altom.
No woman's going to hog-tie Creed Callahan into getting hitched. Even if it means losing his claim on Rancho Diablo, the New Mexico spread that one of six brothers will inherit- whoever marries and has the most children. Come hell or high water, Creed plans to be the last single man standing. Until sweet temptation comes knocking.... Preacher Aberdeen Donovan is just fine tending her flock and getting ready to adopt her three nieces. Her job description does not include saving some incorrigible cowboy from himself. But there's something about a little competition that makes the devil-may-care bachelor change his mind about needing a wife. And marriage would help Aberdeen provide a home for the little girls. Not to mention, for the little secret that's on the way....
THE COWBOY'S BONUS BABY -Creed Callahan swore that no woman was going to hog-tie him into getting hitched, but a little competition makes the devil-may-care bachelor change his mind about needing a wife. A wife like sweet Aberdeen Donovan. Marriage would help provide a home for the three little girls Aberdeen wants to adopt. Not to mention, for the little secret that's on the way.... THE BULL RIDER'S TWINS -Finding Daria Cameron warming his bed is a sight Judah Callahan will never forget. How can a red-blooded cowboy say no? Especially when Judah's desired Darla from afar for years. Only, now she's having his babies...and planning on tying the knot with another man. Over his dead body! Can he get her to believe in their future together?
Callahan Cowboys are bachelors for life! That is, until Pete Callahan's wily aunt delivers her ultimatum. The first Callahan to marry and have children-the more kids the better-wins the family ranch. Like his five brothers, Pete never considered himself the marrying kind. And that's just fine with Jackie Samuels, a hardworking nurse who seems perfectly happy with her and Pete's Saturday-night arrangement. Until she realizes she wants something more from the hunky, footloose rancher. Like a father for the triplets she just found out she's having. Pete couldn't be more delighted. He's suddenly got an instant family. Jackie's the only obstacle to their happy ending-she refuses to marry him. But maybe she knows the best way to land a cowboy is playing hard to get!
Artist, rancher, bull rider, Crockett Jefferson has always been a man of strong passions. So when he finds himself thinking passionately about the one woman he shouldn't--Valentine Cakes, the mother of his brother's child--this sensitive cowboy knows he's in trouble. Valentine has no idea of how Crockett feels about her, but she does think the handsome cowboy is sexier than any man has a right to be. Of course, she isn't about to let on--trying to win Crockett would confirm everything the Jefferson men once thought about her: That she was a gold digger after a wealthy cowboy. Crockett and Valentine are sitting on a powder keg--and it'll take only one sweet kiss for the whole thing to explode!
Alex Banning anxiously awaited the birth of his male heir to carry on the Texas family ranch. A Banning boy had been part of the bargain with his wife of convenience, Daphne. But then Daphne not only had triplets, she had three girls wrapped in ruffles, white satin and lace!Suddenly this tough-guy cowboy was in over his head with three newborn daughters and a "marriage" to Daphne that seemed more than an arrangement.