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Rich Manning and Jamie Warren have always been friends-and nothing but friends. However, that changes when she asks him to father the child she so desperately wants. Rich agrees-if she'll marry him. Because he thinks their Marriage of Inconvenience could become a real marriage instead.
This book tells the story of Meggotta, a child of high birth in mid-evil times, and her bonding and eventual marriage to Richard an orphan who comes to live with her family when she is eight. Historical fiction.
BACHELOR TERRITORY Marrying Miss Wright! Nick Evans needs a wife to secure an inheritance. He doesn't need any kind of romantic involvement, and so he proposes marriage to the first woman he meets-Shelby Wright. She's shocked, of course, but Nick can be very persuasive. And as he points out, Shelby runs an odd-job business-can't she view marriage as just a temporary assignment?Only, Nick's beginning to realize that Shelby Wright is the sweetest business deal he's ever handled. Too bad the terms of their agreement don't cover falling in love!There are two sides to every story...and now it's his turn!"Val Daniels provides a wonderful, heartwarming story involving the very best of classic romance."-Debbie Macomber
Gage Baron has made it on his own. He's wealthy, and his marriage seems successful, too--until Natalie leaves him. Then Gage receives an invitation to his father's Texas estate; Jonas obviously has more on his mind than just his eighty-fifth birthday celebration. But the possibility he might inherit Espada is less important to Gage than the opportunity to win back Natalie. Jonas will expect to see her, so Gage must ensure that his wife is back by his side, still married to him--for convenience's sake. . . .
Instant bridegroom...Shaan had been jilted! She'd been left at the altar by Piers Danvers...but Rafe Danvers was waiting to step right into his half brother's shoes. Older, darker, stronger and the head of the Danvers business empire, it was Rafe who had persuaded Piers to abandon Shaan. Now, with the same ruthless determination, Rafe insisted that she become his bride instead.Dazed, Shaan accepted his proposal, but she was also confused: until this moment, Rafe had acted as if he despised her. Suddenly he wanted to proclaim her to the world as his wife and, behind closed doors, to have her in his bed!
She was pretty as a picture... but that certainly didn't mean Michael McFerrin would marry her! True, Cassie Carrigan had snared his interest, but she was the linchpin in his lovable-but-meddling mother's plan to garner a grandchild. The beautiful portrait artist claimed she wasn't a willing player in this game of marriage-go-round, but her kisses said otherwise. Michael was determined to halt his mother's antics -- and the havoc Cassie caused in his heart. Why, he'd show Cassie who was in control...even if he had to marry her to do it!
Cynical ex-soldier Cutter Blackwell left Texas on a mission: find his adopted brother's long-lost sister and bring her home. But the moment Cutter met shy schoolteacher Sara Gunter, something unbearably tender wrapped around his battle-scarred heart. She was everything a confirmed bachelor shouldn't want. A gentle-hearted beauty who believed in fairy-tale endings. An innocent rose who had never experienced the pleasure of a man's kiss. Yet something about Sara's smile made the avowed loner want her as his own. But once she learned who he really was, could he regain Sara's trust and make her realize that she was meant to be his?
Dr Liz Campbell thought her marriage to her gorgeous firefighter husband was over. Jack knows he's the man for Liz, and now he's back to prove it to her. When one wonderful night brings about a little miracle, Jack is determined to be the ideal husband . . . and father!
Dr Liz Campbell thought her marriage to her gorgeous firefighter husband was over. Jack knows he's the man for Liz, and now he's back to prove it to her. When one wonderful night brings about a little miracle, Jack is determined to be the ideal husband. . . and father! /
The woman who will one day wear Richard Lynsted's ring will be genteel, dainty, and well-bred. This eliminates Grace MacEachin on all three counts. A hellion of the first order, the alluring, infuriating woman would be nothing more than a passing temptation to an upstanding gentleman like Richard--if it weren't for the fact that she's trying to blackmail his father! Or, as Grace sees it, trying to get justice--and maybe just the slightest hint of revenge on the family that tore her life asunder when she was just a girl. And as for Lynsted, well, the stuffy, humorless man wouldn't suffer for time spent in company more exciting than that of his company ledgers. Only when Richard gets Grace alone, she discovers he may know a thing or two about excitement after all...
WRANGLERS & Lace READY...SET...MARRIAGE! It seemed everyone wanted to marry handsome, wealthy Logan Kincaid. Everyone except Merrie Foster, his make-believe bride-to-be. Well, that was fine by Logan. Playing the enamored groom to Merrie's blushing bride was only a means of avoiding the stampede of would-be wives. Because the last thing Logan wanted was marriage.Or so he thought.Suddenly spending all his days-and his nights-with pretty Merrie on her family's Montana ranch was way too appealing. Heck, if this confirmed bachelor didn't watch out, he would be making a mad dash to the altar himself-with a certain spitfire redhead who'd wound her way around his heart....Hard to tame-impossible to resist-these cowboys meet their perfect match!
Marriage under fire<P> Though Sara Blackstone adores her husband, Alec constantly puts his job first-so Sara walks out on their marriage after only a year. She doesn't know then that she's pregnant with Alec's child....<P> Six months later, Sara is enjoying a holiday before the baby's born. The last person she expects to see is Alec! Has he finally realized his wife is more important to him than his work? Sara must find out-after all, their future as a family is at stake!
Alexander Konstantinakos has discovered that one passionate night in England had its consequences: two, to be precise. Out of the blue he's turned up on Ruby Wareham's doorstep-to take his twin sons back to Greece! Ruby's shocked that she's still so attracted to dark, sexy and powerful Alexander. She's afraid she might lose her beautiful boys, whom she's struggled to bring up on her own, but maybe there's a solution: Can she wed Sander--a virtual stranger--and live as his wife, and in his bed?
Will you marry me-again? DO YOU, MAGGIE, TAKE GARRETT...? They'd vowed to love in sickness and in health, but Garrett Hughes's undercover work for the DEA had torn apart his marriage to Maggie. Now he was injured, and Maggie's healing hands were the only things he wanted-until he discovered something so terrifying that he had no choice but to send her away. But he hadn't reckoned on Maggie's determination. Now that she had Garrett in her arms again, she wouldn't-couldn't-let him go. This time she would fight for her marriage-her husband-with all she had. They would get through this worst of times, because Maggie swore that their love would make these days their best....
Second chance at marriage THE WOMAN HE'D MARRIED Had he truly forgotten his wife? Ex-cop Nick Ryder couldn't believe that any man could have forgotten Jayne Robards. She was a vision of loveliness in his hospital room-and a quick thinker when a man came after them with a gun. On the run and able to depend only on each other, Jayne and Nick had to put aside their personal problems and discover the truth. The truth about the secrets that had separated them a year ago-and the truth about the danger shadowing them now. But once Nick recovered his memory, could they make their marriage work? No matter what happened, Nick vowed he would live long enough to find out!
To satisfy his late father's wishes, billionaire Michael Conte must find a bride: someone who will fit into his traditional family back home in Italy --and fast, so his engaged sister will be allowed to wed. He proposes to fiery, free-spirited photographer Maggie Ryan, to play the part of his fiance e during her trip to Milan for a photo shoot. But once in Italy, sexual tension sparks the hottest no-strings-attached arrangement on any continent.
WIFE WANTED#133; Italian billionaire seeks faux fiancée. Willing to agree to anything in return. . . In order for his sister to marry, Italian billionaire Michael Conte has to find himself a bride #150; and fast! When he learns that photographer Maggie Ryan is going to be in Milan, Michael hatches a plan to introduce her to his family as his #147;fiancée. " Never mind that Maggie is confident, independent, and a control freak. Never mind that she's everything he doesn't want in a wife#133; and everything he wants in his bed! Convinced that Michael is in love with her married gal pal, Maggie agrees to keep up the ruse if he'll keep away from her friend. Besides, she's not attracted to charming, ridiculously hot billionaires who drive her nuts. Once they're in Italy, however, everything changes #150; and the sexual tension between Maggie and Michael goes from simmer to naked nuclear meltdown! But have they found the perfect arrangement#133; or are they trapped in a make-believe marriage?
Nationally bestselling author Elizabeth Thornton returns with a wickedly tempting new tale of scandal, intrigue, and daring proposals. . . .From dueling at dawn to fighting at Waterloo, Jack Rigg, Earl of Raleigh, has seen his share of danger. But now he faces his greatest fear: wedlock by ambush. It began in Paris, when he rescued an alluring cardsharp named Aurora from a tavern brawl. In the safety of Jack's rooms they shared a passionate embrace. He never suspected their compromising encounter would change his life completely. . . .The idea that a poor vicar's daughter should marry Jack Rigg might be amusing-if it weren't so imperative. When she last saw Jack, Ellie Hill was disguised as "Aurora," indulging her gift for gaming. Now she's in trouble with the law-and Jack is her alibi. She must hope he'll be more of a gentleman than he was to Aurora. But as they forge an unlikely and increasingly amorous alliance, someone with a deadly agenda wants to end their union before it begins.From the Paperback edition.
Dr. Derek Mahoney had spent years keeping his libido at bay, but sexy, sultry Kristin Gordon had his cool composure at the breaking point. Once upon a time she'd been content as nanny to his little girl, and now suddenly she was looking for her own happily-ever-after - with him! And yet, what was a man to do when a woman like Kristin flashed a whole lotta leg and batted her long lashes in his direction? Derek took a chance on what felt right! Holding Kristin in his arms and having her in his bed was like an unquenchable thirst. One he might never get tired of trying to satisfy...but was he ready for the marriage ultimatum? Silhouette Desire #1562
Savannah lives in the world of love and romance as a bridal coordinator, and the man who believes in none of it is Dash, a divorce lawyer. With completely opposite views on marriage, they clash over Savannah taking on Dash's sister's wedding! Whose position is stronger. . . and who can prove it?
DEE HENDERSON'S CLASSIC FIRST ROMANCE! Successful, blessed with friends and a rich faith-as Scott Williams's thirty-eighth birthday dawned, he was at the top of his game. Or was he? Although his life seemed perfect to others, Scott felt that something was missing. But how could a rugged executive admit he yearned for a family of his own to love? After making a birthday wish to meet the woman of his dreams, Scott encountered enchanting author Jennifer St. James strolling along the beach. Her beautiful looks hid a heart mourning her late husband and a faith once deep, now fragile. Would Scott's hopes and prayers bring fulfillment for both of their dreams?
When Selena is injured in a car crash she's shocked when Morgan demands she move into his home! Selena hasn't seen Morgan for two long years, though her love for him still burns strong. . . Looking after Selena makes Morgan realize what he let go before - and now his Selena is home he's not letting her go again. . .
An inconvenient wedding Wherever Caleb O'Malley goes, trouble follows, and trouble is the last thing Rebecca Thurston needs. But when Caleb appears-gravely wounded-at Rebecca's Smoky Mountain cabin, she can't turn him away. His life depends on her kindness, but she never anticipated it would lead to an unwanted proposal. Caleb never forgave himself for the accident that ended Rebecca's engagement and destroyed her life. He doesn't want to hurt her again. But after a week recuperating at her cabin, there is only one way for Caleb to protect both their reputations from scandal. Neither of them wants to tie the knot, but as Rebecca and Caleb spend time together, will they find there's more to their marriage than convenience? Smoky Mountain Matches: Dreams of home and family come true in the Smoky Mountains
One unforgettable kiss from Nick Hastings had ended Amanda Van Patton's girlhood and ruined her for other men. Now he'd married her, but only to win some benighted wager! Well, if he expected her to adorn his bed like a spanking new trophy, he was in for a rude awakening. For as of their wedding night, all bets were off...! A whirlwind courtship won Nick Hastings both a bride and a bet he barely remembered making. But unless he could convince his indignant, impassioned Amanda to take a chance on love, their firecracker physical chemistry would go snap, crackle...stop! Harlequin Historicals #622
For two years, Catherine Marks has been a paid companion to the Hathaway sisters--a pleasant position, with one caveat. Her charges' older brother, Leo Hathaway, is thoroughly exasperating. Cat can hardly believe that their constant arguing could mask a mutual attraction. But when one quarrel ends in a sudden kiss, Cat is shocked at her powerful response--and even more so when Leo proposes a dangerous liaison. Leo must marry and produce an heir within a year to save his family home. Catherine's respectable demeanor hides a secret that would utterly destroy her. But to Leo, Cat is intriguing and infernally tempting, even to a man resolved never to love again. The danger Cat tried to outrun is about to separate them forever--unless two wary lovers can find a way to banish the shadows and give in to their desires.