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Two fan-favorite western romances in one volume by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Joan Johnston.The Cowboy Takes a WifeDesiree Parrish had two weeks to find a man strong enough to protect her from her abusive ex-husband. She'd never forgotten Carter Prescott's kindness to her, many years ago, but could she trust him to keep her and her daughter safe now? Though she was offering him a marriage in name only, Carter had one nonnegotiable condition-Desiree would have to share his name and his bed!The Unforgiving BrideFrom the moment rancher Falcon Whitelaw first saw Mara Ainsworth, she was the woman of his dreams-but she belonged to someone else. Then a tragic accident left her widowed-and she blamed Falcon. Now Mara has come to him for help. It seems marrying him is the only way to save her daughter's life. Now that he's got her just where he wants her, can Falcon convince Mara to forgive him and make this a marriage for real?
Brody Rollins is back in Tucker's Point, Maine, for the first time in five years, but he's not staying long. His plan is to go in, meet his new baby nephew, and get out. Then a winter storm takes a turn for the worse, and Brody can't escape...from former neighbors, old regrets or painful glimpses of his ex-fiancée.<P> When Delaney Westcott runs into Brody at the town's emergency shelter, she's shaken. She wants nothing to do with the man who left her--and Tucker's Point--without so much as a goodbye. Being cooped up with him in a high school gym is stirring up more than just bad memories, though, and soon Delaney finds herself confiding in Brody. But will he have any reason to stay once the blizzard ends?
Be swept off your feet with the Lester Family Collection-three fan-favorite Regencies by #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens: The Reasons for Marriage/A Lady of Expectations/An Unwilling Conquest...The Reasons for MarriageLenore Lester is perfectly content with her quiet country life, but the notoriously charming Jason, Duke of Eversleigh, is determined to loosen the hold she has on her heart.A Lady of ExpectationsJack Lester seeks the perfect bride-one who is attractive and kind but who also loves him in spite of his wealth. But when Sophie Winterton enters his life, believing he must marry into wealth to run his family's estate, how will he convince her that she is the woman he desires?An Unwilling ConquestSelf-proclaimed rake Harry Lester has no intention of being ensnared by the trap of marriage. But when he encounters Mrs. Lucinda Babbacombe, a beautiful, independent widow, he finds himself prisoner in the most passionate of traps.
A favorite Regency romance from #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens...Lenore Lester was perfectly content with her quiet country life. She took steps to remain inconspicuous and tried her best to show indifference, but Jason, Duke of Eversleigh, could easily see behind her disguise. Though the awkward lady hid behind glasses and pulled-back hair, she couldn't cover her beauty. Persistent in his affections, the notoriously charming Jason was determined to loosen the hold she had on her heart.
A favorite Regency romance from #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens...Jack Lester seeks the perfect bride-one who is attractive and kind but who also loves him in spite of his wealth. Which is why he keeps this trifling detail hidden. But when Sophie Winterton enters his life, believing he must marry into wealth to run his family's estate, how will he convince her that she is the woman he desires-and that he can be the husband she deserves?
A favorite Regency romance from #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens...Self-proclaimed rake Harry Lester has no intention of being ensnared by the trap of marriage. With a large inheritance to his name, Harry knows that he'd best start running from London's matchmaking mothers and widows. But when he encounters Mrs. Lucinda Babbacombe, a beautiful, independent widow, he cannot quell his desire for her. Before he knows it, Harry finds himself prisoner in the most passionate of traps.
Her baby secret...<P> One-time bad-boy Beck Braxton has been assigned a temporary role of the ER department of his old local LA hospital. He's fine until he discovers that the nurse he'll be working with is the woman who broke his heart thirteen years ago...<P> Of all the ER's in all the world, he had to walk into hers. Jan can't believe the rogue she's never been able to forget is back in her life! While he's changed, Beck is still as devastating as ever - and the chemistry between them is still very much alright...<P> Now all Jan must do is to tell him her secret ... that Beck is the father of her child!
Jake Holt - Chicago Care Hospital's Hottest Doc! <P> It's Hannah Stewart's first day as a surgical intern at Chicago's busiest hospital and she couldn't be more excited - those long, hard years of study are about to pay off. Then she meets Dr Jake Holt - her new boss...and her reckless, completely out-of-character one-night stand! <P> Jake is suspicious. Did Hannah know who he was when she slept with him? Past experience has led to his strict 'no relationships at work' rule. But his new intern is proving to be a distraction impossible to ignore...!
A marriage in a million Dr Fiona Fraser's heart skips a beat the moment she lands in Hanmer Springs; she's about to face Dr Tom Saville, her new boss - and the husband she hasn't seen for years. They were separated by the heartbreak of losing their baby, and Fiona has found no amount of running away can dull the pain. She longs to build bridges, although her head tells her to keep it strictly professional. But Tom's incredible smile and sexy charisma might be enough for Fiona to find the courage to take this second chance at happiness...
The unforgettable Dr Carlyle... <P> Dr Phoebe Miller was settling in well to her new practice - until senior partner Dr Connor Carlyle returned from his holiday and sparks began to fly between them! The tension wasn't just professional: it was definitely personal... <P> Conno was Phoebe's first love, but years ago she'd been forced to accept he was bound to another woman. Her sister. Connor was now free, though, and he wasn't letting Phoebe disappear from his life again. He was determined to keep her as his partner at the practice - and for life!
A partner for life...<P><P> Handsome and privileged flight doctor Zach Taylor is intrigued by his partner at Lifeline - paramedic Jenna Reed. She's beautiful, certainly. But he soon discovers there is more to Jenna than meets the eye - she has a fiery determination to save everyone and everything!<P> When Zach realizes that her huge sense of responsibility comes from her struggles to support herself and her family, he is determined to teach Jenna how to live for her own life ... and enjoy it! He also knows that he must convince her to trust him - because only then can she allow herself to fall in love with him...
He had to trust her with his secret<P> For once, Dr. Theo McWilliams had more on his mind than Bendbrook Hospital's Emergency Department. He was involved in a custody battle with his ex-wife for his four-year-old son, Sam. Life was complicated enough -- and then Sister Savannah Laine arrived.<P> Despite Theo's reluctance, a growing attraction developed between them, but he couldn't bring himself to tell Savannah about Sam. Only Savannah had already been hurt by another man's secrets, and Theo had to find a way to tell Savannah about this before he lost the trust of the woman he loved....
A pregnant pause!<P> Jake Sheppard made no secret of his disapproval of midwife, Poppy McCrae's use of complementary therapies. Poppy was furious and accused the handsome pediatrician of being a stubborn stuffed shirt.<P> Professional disagreement didn't stand in the way of an emerging passion and soon Poppy became pregnant. At first she couldn't contemplate marriage to a man so adverse to her principles. But pregnancy seemed to galvanize her priorities, and when Poppy discovered the reason behind Jake's mistrust of her methods, she found herself hoping it wasn't too late to change her mind.
Paramedic with a passion<P> A&E doctor Byron Black hoped to make a new life for himself and his daughter. Maybe even date a little. As a single parent, it had been too long. He knew he would cope with the pace of the emergency department, but was unprepared for the overwhelming passion that hit him when he met paramedic Hayley Kennett. Drawn into an intense and secret affair, Hayley realized, too late, Byron could offer nothing more. He lost his heart when he lost Tori's mother. Having reawakened his ardor, Hayley now had to rescue his emotions.
Rachel Bedingfield, GP:<P> With two beautiful children, a successful job and a husband whom she loves beyond anything, Rachel should have a life to envy. She just wishes she had more time on ther hands, for herself and for Oliver.<P> Oliver Bedingfield, GP:<P> A full-time doctor and senior partner, Oliver can't help the fact that he seems more married to his work than to his family at the moment. He loves Rachel and his children so much, but they just don't seem able to communicate any more.<P> However, their relationship is very special - and it's only a matter of time before they realize that theirs is very much a marriage worth keeping...
From fake fiancee... to wife for real? <P> Playboy A&E doctor Ben Robertson has an emergency, he needs a fiancee quick! He'd invented a fiancee to keep a certain person happy who is now demanding to meet his bride-to-be. Ben has no choice but to beg his housemate, surgeon Kirsty Brown to play the part. <P> Kirsty reluctantly agrees, but regrets her decision as soon as she discovers what's involved: she's expected to wear Ben's ring, attend engagement parties as his blushing bride and share his bed! Ben is her friend not her lover - so why is she suddenly wishing she was his real fiancee after all?
Three things occur to medical pilot Blake Taylor as Dr Molly McKinna boards his plane:<P> 1) Why would someone petrified of flying take a job in remotest Alaska?<P> 2) His new colleague is a city girl through and through - this should be interesting!<P> 3) His resolve to be all work and no play is slipping by the minute...!
Yesterday John Carter and Lily Grayson were strangers. Now, following an IVF mix-up, their genes are bound together for ever - only someone else is carrying their child! John's only thought is to get his baby back...until he realises that Lily is the person he truly needs to complete his life...The Most Precious Bundle of All Tears, triumphs and a tiny miracle
The Sheikh's new-found son<P> Seven years ago sheikh and surgeon Ghaleb Aal Omraan chose duty over love and left Viv LaSalle with a broken heart and -unknowingly - a baby. Now their little boy Sam is desperate to meet his father, but is Ghaleb ready to be a dad?<P> Stunned that his new Director of Surgery is Viv, Ghaleb finds his passion for her is as strong as ever. But his impending marriage of state convinces Viv that she must escape with Sam before Ghaleb discovers he is the boy's father. Except now Ghaleb knows he wants Viv and Sam more than anything. More even, then his throne.
Crown Prince Faress Aal Rasheed, a talented surgeon, is fiercely attracted to Larissa McPherson. From the first moment she saw him Larissa was overwhelmed. A volunteer surgical trainer for the Global Aid Organization Larissa has come to Faress' country looking for answers for her unborn child...never expecting to fall in love...
Fasten your seatbelts ... turbulence ahead!<P> Surgeon Cassandra St. James can't wait to join the Global Aid Organization's new flying Jet Hospital. Nothing could be more thrilling and challenging ... until she encounters mission leader Vidal Santiago.<P> What is this millionaire plastic surgeon, the man she loves and loathes, doing on a humanitarian mission? Has Cassandra misjudged him? And can the jet-setting surgeons control the unwanted passion that flares between them?
A marriage made in crisis!<P> Dr. Laura Burnside is pregnant, single and alone. Her dream job as head of Global Aid Organization in Argentina has been snatched out of her hands by the arrogant Dr. Armando Salazar. She has nowhere to go.<P> And then Armando makes a proposal that turns her world upside down. Marry him. Give her child a father. Continue her vital emergency work in this beautiful country, And give in to the passion that has raged between her and the devastating Argentinian since their first meeting...
Their lives were changed in an instant....<P> Trapped under a collapsed building, Laura Scott thought she would never survive. As the choking dust enveloped her, one man kept her alive and lifted her to safety - Dr. Jack Riley.<P> That life-saving moment led to a night of unforgettable intimacy. It was as if they'd been together for ever. Yet in the morning Laura left without a trace.<P> It's ten years before they meet again, and Jack discovers not only how real their connection was, but also that Laura is the mother of a ten-year-old child...
The exhilaration midwife Claire West feels at bringing a new life into the world is magical. But Claire fears she carries a genetic illness that she could pass on to her own child. She'll never experience the wonder of motherhood...<P><P> So when determined baby doctor Campbell Deane begins to pursue her, she knows she cannot get involved. But Claire finds him hard to resist!<P> Then Claire discovers that she may be pregnant. Yet with Campbell's dedication, her dilemma could turn into a miracle for them both...
A trip to Paradise...<P> Short-term, Nurse Sarah Mitchell wants to relax on her Fijian holiday. Long-term, she'd love to foster a child. The last things she wants in a fling with a playboy doctor on a Pacific island. Until she discovers she's got Dr. Ben Dawson all wrong...<P> After a cyclone hits the tropics, Sarah sees the true Ben -- nd incredibly talented surgeon with a big heart, a past, and a daughter in need of Sarah's special TLC. But Ben's attempts at love have hurt his daughter before -- how can he trust his own instincts again? Can this beautiful woman really be the right mother for his child?