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Corrie has never had a real date. She's been too busy trying to run her ranch single-handed and thinks she knows more about money (as in not having any) than men. But now the two sexy Merrick brothers - the richest men in the district - are vying for her attention! Corrie is in an enviable dilemma. Which gorgeous brother should she choose? Her oldest friend - or the man who's always been out of reach?
The crusader feared nothing -- until he met...The Temptress"I will not wed a man who thinks to own me."Furthermore, Esmeraude of Ceinn-beithe declares that she alone will name the winner of her heart. To the knights gallant who ride from afar to do her bidding, she issues a challenge: a riddle that is both quest and test. And then she flees, daring her suitors to follow. Thus begins the Bride Quest of Bayard of Villonne, to compete for the hand of a woman he has never seen....Newly returned from the Crusades, Bayard has warned his family of a pending attack upon their estate. When they pay no heed to his message, he swears to protect the family holding himself ... even if its price is a marriage of convenience. It seems a simple matter to win the hand of a rural maid in a barbarian contest -- until the chase begins. Esmeraude's challenge makes her far more intriguing than Bayard has dared to hope. But when he follows her across the waters and rescues a tattered, ravishing damsel in disguise, he knows he has found her. Recklessly, she offers herself to the handsome stranger. But not even a passion that touches both their souls can win her hand. For Esmeraude will settle for nothing less than total surrender of the crusader's worn and wary heart ... a treasure Bayard is determined to keep shielded forever.From the Paperback edition.
Famous home-keeping expert Daisy Walsh is overwhelmed by the warm welcome she receives in Morrow Creek, and then she realizes she's the star prize in the town raffle! She can bet the lucky winner's not expecting a pregnant woman who needs a place to stay. Single father Owen Cooper suspects he's been set up because his daughter is thrilled to have a woman around the house. He could get used to the smell of home baking tempting his taste buds, but the sight of Daisy's stockings is one temptation too far!
Three confirmed-bachelor cowboys find themselves in over their heads with babies and brides. In "The Bride Rode West", a rancher in need of a housekeeper stumbles across a bride. In "The Wrong Man in Wyoming", a woman and her children show up and turn a rancher's world upside down. And in "The Right Man in Montana", an orphaned niece and nephew decide their uncle needs a wife.
THE LOCKHARTS OF TEXAS Dani Lockhart had always fantasized about her wedding day... walking down the aisle and giving her hand in marriage to the man of her dreams just not to her enemy, Beau Chamberlain! But apparently that's exactly what she did...and couldn't remember. Sure Beau was movie-star handsome and lived by a value system that would stand the test of time. From work to lovemaking and everything in between, he followed the all-or-nothing rule. And he intended to find out exactly how his name and Dani's ended up on a marriage license and just how Dani could be expecting his child!
Originally published as the Wedding of the Year trilogy in the Harlequin Presents( series, these three editorially connected full-length novels each feature a beautiful bride, a sexy groom, and a wonderfully romantic walk down the aisle. Each couple meets at a glamorous New York society wedding and soon find themselves planning their own nuptials. Reissue.
Meg had always been the dependable "big" sister, rearing her kin since she was a girl herself. But one reckless night she had abandoned duty and responsibility and surrendered herself to the passion Luke Carrigan offered. She became a woman in his bed. . . a mother in nine months. Now the man Meg had tried desperately to forget was still sexy, single and only a stone's throw away from her. . . from their secret son. It seemed so easy to become one with Luke again, forever. But would Meg's surprise send Luke packing?
For fans of Fifty Shades of Grey - the international bestseller - an explosive novel of sex, secrecy and escape. 'You've never been in control, until now; you've never, before, had exactly what you want...The lights turned off. A touch that's gentle, slow, provocative, that builds you up, that makes you want it too much...' Imagine on honeymoon, lulled by sultry heat and the promise of a lifetime's happiness, you discover a shocking secret about your husband. But instead of destroying you, the knowledge brings freedom; the freedom to bare your soul, explore your deepest desires and discover what you really want. THE BRIDE STRIPPED BARE is the story of a passionate sexual awakening, as erotic as it is dangerous...
HAS ENGLAND'S MOST INFAMOUS BRIDE THIEF FINALLY MET HIS MATCH? At six-and-twenty, Samantha Briggeham knew her marital prospects were fading by the season and she was pleased by the thought. She had no intention of being betrothed-especially against her will-to a man she did not love. She had a plan...and it didn't include being swept into a pair of powerful arms and spirited away by a masked rider. News of Sammie's heroic rescue from undesired wedlock turned her into the toast of the ton, wooed by suitors far and wide. But she couldn't forget the swashbuckling brigand who'd abducted her-something about him intrigued her completely. Then she met Eric Landsdowne, the dashing and seductive Earl of Wesley. His exploits were legendary, his life filled with danger. He was the elusive Bride Thief, who had his own reasons for helping young women escape the unhappy fate of arranged marriages, and whose true identity was a scrupulously guarded secret. But from the moment he rescued Sammie-only to discover she'd already managed to get herself un-betrothed-Eric knew he couldn't lose her a second time. Marriage was out of the question. Which left only one option: A clandestine affair that might lead to scandal, social ruin, and the unmasking of a love-bested legend. . .
If anyone present knows of a reason why this marriage may not lawfully take place, please declare it now. . . ;Xerxes Novros is about to do more than just voice his reasons why Rose's marriage should be stopped. . . ;He's hoping to steal this beautiful wife-to-be away and whisk her off to his private Greek island! But Rose was to be a virgin bride. . . ;and Xerxes is determined to give her the wedding night she's been stolen from. Rose is torn; pride dictates that she should refuse Xerxes his pleasure. But, secretly, she can't deny a startling truth-she's fallen for her dark, handsome captor!
HIS MOST HONORABLE VOW He was a man of immense wealth and privilege, but no amount of money could release Paul Spencer from his impending loveless marriage. His grandfather's will had left Paul little choice: Marry a woman he despised or lose the family business. And with Paul, family always came first. Until he laid eyes on innocent beauty Cassidy Penno. The businessman knew their future was one he could never claim, though Cassidy swore she needed no promises to become his in every way. But this man of honor vowed never to possess his sweet virgin unless he could find a way to make her his one, his only bride!
Dear Bride-To-Be... Troy Lee has been writing letters to his future bride since he was a boy. Still, she's never been more than words on a page...until now. When he meets Destiny Porter, he thinks he may have finally found the woman he's been waiting for. But Destiny came to Claremont with a single purpose-to get Troy's permission to print his letters in her magazine. Yet once she lays eyes on the handsome Southern man, Destiny knows she's in trouble. She can't help dreaming about being Troy's bride. But will he still want to be her groom when he finds out who she really is?
A billboard on the side of a Seattle road is Chase Goodwin's solution to the problem of finding a wife quickly. Lesley Campbell has her own reasons for responding.
What does a confirmed bachelor do when his matchmaking mom comes to town, determined to see him wed? Hire a fiancee, of course! And what does said bachelor, Sam Weller, do when said hired fiancee, Ginger Marsh, turns his life upside down with her sultry smiles? Good question. Suddenly the brooding bachelor is in over his head. What had seemed like a surefire way to appease his overbearing family has turned into a whirlwind romance he isn't sure he can resist.
Splash! From the moment he pulled the unconscious woman from the sea, Trevor Marlowe knew his life would never be the same. But even the celebrated restaurateur couldn't have predicted how passionately he'd fall for his beautiful, mysterious mermaid. Even if she couldn't tell him who she was. She couldn't remember her life before the compelling stranger rescued her. She only knew that this kind, sexy man who called her Venus made her feel as if she were the most special woman in the world. He made her believe they had a future together--even if she had no clue about her past. . . .
The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek--Book 3Headed toward a fresh start but tethered by her past, Vivian longs to break free, to find forgiveness and love.At last, the sisters are reunited! The youngest Sinclair, the family" baby", is moving from Maine to Cripple Creek, Colorado and joining Kat, Nell, and Ida. But Vivian is a young woman with a will of her own, and made some decisions back in Portland that have begun to haunt her. Will she be able to live up to the expectations of her three perfect and now happily-settled sisters?The sisters warmly welcome Vivian to the mountain west, but the wild-and-woolly mining town isn't ripe with opportunities for a respectable young woman. The youngest Sinclair sister is determined to make her own way, sowhen she's off ered a job as a hostess in a sporting house, she takes it, thinking the position is appropriate for a tainted, unlovable woman like herself. Although she's convinced she'll never be asked to entertain privately, Viviankeeps her employment a secret from her sisters, knowing they'd be mortified--as will Carter Alwyn, the kind and godly sheriff 's deputy who's sweet on her.Vivian is descending into a life of secrets, lying to the very people who love her and could help her heal from her mistakes. Will an outpouring of grace remind her that she is still God's beloved and that her past can be washed as clean as Rocky Mountain snow?
Between raising his three siblings and running a successful business, Kevin Quintano's hectic life left no room for love. But when his sister announced her upcoming wedding, Kevin headed to Hades, Alaska, to ensure she made it down the aisle. Of course, Kevin didn't count on getting bitten by the love bug - or his own dreamy thoughts of marriage! Even in blue jeans, June Yearling was irresistible but had refused every bachelor in town. After a tumultuous past, she swore she'd never surrender her heart. Still, that didn't stop her and Kevin from stealing passionate kisses whenever they could...and it didn't stop his fantasies about leading her to the altar.
Welcome to THE COWBOY CLUB! A place where romance and the West come alive. Meet the cowboy of your fantasies...the man of your dreams. If you kiss him, legend says you'll be hitched 'fore the year is out! Chloe James has big plans. The chic Manhattan shoe designer has come to claim her inheritance--half of The Cowboy Club--then sell it pronto. Her high heels prove her downfall when she stumbles straight into the arms of sexy Dax Charboneau! Dax is her new partner--and he's got his own plans for the club. Except he's now fallen head over heels in love with Chloe. But how to convince this ornery female to park her boots next to his at night? Come on down to...The Cowboy Club! "One of the 10 great places to meet cowboys."--Texas Men magazine
Fleeing her native India to seek refuge within London's secretive St. James Society, exotic beauty Lady Anisha Stafford is intrigued by her protector, the Earl of Lazonby, and, with no one to trust, these two passionate souls risk everything for a love that could be their salvation or destruction.
Scarlet bride The first time Daniel Faber met Annie Kincaid he knew she was a danger to his bachelor status. Mistaking him for someone else, she'd thrown herself into his arms dressed provocatively in scarlet silk. The next time they met, Daniel was convinced that Annie was not only his brother's secretary, but also his mistress! Whisking her off to Italy, Daniel intended to persuade Annie to wear scarlet silk again--but this time as a wedding dress...
Passion and secrets simmer behind the elegant faÇade of Victorian London in another deliciously intriguing novel featuring the mysterious men of the St. James Society. AnaÏs de Rohan has faced danger in her past, but never anything so great as posing as the new bride to one of the St. James Society's most magnetic-and ruthless-leaders. But Lord Bessett's bold challenge to prove herself worthy of joining his secret all-male society is impossible to resist. So she daringly agrees to travel with the enigmatic nobleman on a dangerous mission to save one of their own-a little girl with a frightening gift. Soon intrigue swirls about them, drawing them ever closer. And AnaÏs quickly realizes that the intimacy of sharing Lord Bessett's bedroom is proving a temptation impossible to resist. As for Bessett himself-well, he might be a soldier sworn to the Society, but he certainly isn't anyone's saint. . . .
Heather Wells is used to having her cake and eating it too, but this time her cake just might be cooked. Her wedding cake, that is. With her upcoming nuptials to PI Cooper Cartwright only weeks away, Heathers already stressed. And when a pretty junior turns up dead, Heathers sure things cant get worse--until every student in the dorm where she works is a possible suspect, and Heathers long-lost mother shows up. Heather has no time for a tearful mother and bride reunion. She has a wedding to pull off and a murder to solve. Instead of wedding bells, she might be hearing wedding bullets, but shes determined to bring the bad guys to justice if its the last thing she does . . . and this time, it just might be.
The Cowgirl Takes a Husband!To keep the Texas ranch she loves, Hannah Parrish will wed a man she doesn't. Cowpokes won't take orders from a young, single female. But while her exasperating neighbor Matt Walker jokes about her being a mere debutante, Hannah is a rancher to the core. Just like Matt."Will you marry me?" It's a question widowed Matt never intended to ask again. Now spirited Hannah is asking him for a marriage of convenience! Yet whether she's birthing a calf or caring for a young orphan, the tomboy next door is becoming the partner Matt always hoped for. Now he must convince her the greatest strength comes in trusting your heart to another-and your future to God....
Swapping chef's whites for ivory silk, Lydia Fletcher's competing in a contest to see how far she can travel in a wedding dress! She's determined to win her beloved sister her dream wedding--but a chance meeting with the gorgeous but guarded widower Massimo Valtieri is something the contest's small print failed to mention! When Lydia narrowly misses winning, Massimo wants to help. He offers her his grand palazzo for her sister's wedding in return for Lydia's help on his estate. But with the heat between them rivaling the Tuscan sun, her sister's wedding might not be the only one Lydia has to plan. . . .
These twelve short stories vividly bring to life the daily dramas of Chinese men and women who are starting to feel the influence of the West while still immersed in a society that attempts to control their every move and thought. As his characters wrestle with the petty injustices and deeper heartbreaks of their constricted lives, Ha Jin celebrates their irrepressible humanity with the understated humour and disarmingly simple narrative voice that have won him widespread acclaim.
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