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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.
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.
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.
A Bartered Lady Lord James Harkness is shocked to discover a "bride sale" taking place in his small English village -- and surprised by the depth of his feelings for the unfortunate gentlewoman being auctioned off by a disreputable husband. But is it honor and nobility that compel James to outbid the townfolk for the proud, beautiful lady -- or is it something more akin to . . . desire? A Mysterious Lord Verity Osborne is not sure whether good fortune or ill brought her to this dark, brooding man and his lonely manor house on the moors. Local talk brands James Harkness as evil -- but Verity senses a gentleness underneath. She dearly longs for her liberty, but his sensuous touch causes her to stay. However, James must first trust Verity with his secrets if they are ever to share love's rapturous freedom. And will the promised passion she sees flaming in his eyes warm Verity's heart . . . or burn her?
New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell returns with a delicious new series, The Brides of WishmoreWhat happens when a bride says maybe?She'd once been the toast of London, but now scandal has brought her down. Still, pretty, petted Lady Tara Davidson can't believe her new fate. She had wanted to marry for love . . . but her profligate father has promised her hand to none other than Breccan Campbell, the "Beast of Aberfeldy" and laird of the valley's most despised clan! Well, Tara may have to marry him, but Breccan can't make her love him--can he?What happens when the groom insists?Breccan Campbell is nobody's fool. He knows that Tara is trouble. Yet he's determined to reform the Campbell name even if it means forging an alliance with the arrogant beauty. There's no doubt that Tara is a challenge, and Breccan loves nothing more. For he's vowed to thoroughly seduce Tara--and make her his in more than name alone.
New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell returns with a delicious new series, The Brides of WishmoreWhat happens when a bride says no? He is the bastard son of a duke, arrogant, handsome, a little bit dangerous, and, of course, one of the most sought-after bachelors in London. He is also about to be publically jilted by some chit of a girl! Blake Stephens' pride isn't about to let him be humiliated, so he charges after his bride to the wilds of Scotland, determined to bring her to the altar.What happens when the heart says yes? He is promised to one woman, but discovers his soul stirred by . . . the chit's sister! Lady Aileen Davidson's reputation was ruined ages ago, which is why she's buried herself in the country, but her fiery spirit and bold beauty threaten to bring Blake to his knees, making him wonder if he has proposed to the wrong lass.And now he must make a choice: marry for honor . . . or marry for love?
In this enchanting trilogy from "an accomplished storyteller" of "rare and wonderful" romance (Los Angeles Daily News), three unconventional women vow never to marry--only to be overtaken, one at a time, by the exquisite pleasures of unexpected love. Now all three of Jane Feather's novels are together in one delightful eBook bundle: THE HOSTAGE BRIDE It's bad enough that Portia Worth is taken in by her uncle, the Marquis of Granville, after her father dies. But it truly adds insult to injury when the outlaw Rufus Decatur, the Granvilles' archenemy, attempts to abduct the Marquis's daughter--only to kidnap his bastard niece by accident. Portia, a misfit with the audacity to believe herself the equal of any man, does not take kindly to being abducted--mistakenly or otherwise. Decatur is in for the challenge of his life--both on the battlefield and in the bedroom. THE ACCIDENTAL BRIDE With her untidy hair, rumpled clothes, and ink-stained fingers, Phoebe Carlton isn't the kind of woman men fall in love with. But after her older sister dies, she seems like a reasonable substitute to her sister's husband, Cato, the Marquis of Granville. Only when Phoebe looks at Granville--really looks at him--does she fall disastrously in love. A cold-blooded engagement will be torture, knowing this darkly, breathtakingly attractive man would never love her. So Phoebe decides to try something different--a little change in wardrobe, a daring new attitude . . . and a bit of brazen seduction. THE LEAST LIKELY BRIDE One moment Lady Olivia Granville is strolling along, her nose buried in Greek philosophy; the next she's plunging down a rocky cliff, only to regain consciousness on a pirate ship. Her captor, though, is no ordinary pirate. The wickedly handsome master of the Wind Dancer is a physician and an artist. And when he turns his glittering eyes on her, he sees not the bookish young girl Olivia has always been, but a passionate beauty ready to embark on the adventure--and the love--of a lifetime.
SWEETHEART REUNION What was his brother's widow-his first love-doing on a ship full of prospective brides headed out West? Clay Howard had been tasked with escorting the Boston belle home, but he didn't anticipate Allegra being so strong-willed-or that he'd wind up traveling with her just to keep her from leaving without him! Allegra Banks Howard isn't going to let Clay interfere with her plans for a new life with her daughter on the frontier. True, Allegra needs his wilderness savvy, but if Clay thinks he can rekindle what they once shared, he had better think again. Because risking her heart for a second chance at being his bride isn't something she'll undertake lightly.... Frontier Bachelors: Bold, rugged-and bound to be grooms
THE BALDWIN BROTHERS DID NOT TAKE THEIR BRIDES CONVENTIONALLY Isabelle Gaillard had learned that the hard way when Sir Justin Baldwin had whisked her away bodily under cover of a moonless night. Now, though he'd been promised to another, she was his new-bound bride. Yet could she ever trust such a thief of hearts? When Justin Baldwin brought Isabelle Gaillard to his keep, he thought his life settled and complete. But the heiress whom he'd rejected to follow his heart had now returned, throwing his ordered world into disarray--and his one true love into danger!
The Showers forecast calls for flurries of wedding jitters, with the bride melting from a one-man heat wave! She made it to the bridal shower... Kelly St. James dreamt of small town life with steady, reliable Gary. Then John Cappel started putting the finishing touches on the couple's dream house. One look from the sexy carpenter and flames of desire threatened to burn down Kelly's white-picket defenses! John tempted her in ways that Gary never could--but honor made him keep his distance. Until the heat between them made him forget the bride was strictly off limits... Would she make it to the wedding?
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!
In the second installment of New York Times bestselling author Jillian Hunter's Bridal Pleasures series, the flames of a forbidden love are reignited when Miss Violet Knowlton reunites with a childhood friend.
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.
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.
The Wedding March Began......and the bride bolted. An eleventh-hour discovery about her would-be groom sent Annie Thomas on the run. She was desperate to reach her daughter before he did, when her car was run off the road by a reluctant savior in a yellow Corvette.Quint Gallagher had landed in jail by helping a damsel in distress. When another faced him hours after his release, his instincts told him to run. But when she climbed into his car, his resolution and common sense went out the window.With the road behind them and secrets between them, would Quint and Annie find a future before them?
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.
Virgin Lady...From the moment Christina Atherton first saw the notorious Lord Rockley she couldn't control her blushes. She knew she could not hold out for long against his dark and seductive ways....Scandalously Pregnant!Lord Rockley only meant to protect Christina from a dangerous highwayman, but she was oh so beguiling. And when Christina discovered that she was expecting, Lord Rockley knew of just one way to restore her virtue. He must make Christina his bride...before scandal ruined them both!
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. . . .
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....
"MR. RIGHT, MEET MS. WRONG...." Now that he'd decided it was time to start a family, Trenton Laroquette was searching for exactly the right woman. But somehow his list of suitable candidates had narrowed down to just one: a free-spirited, live-for-the-moment type who was definitely not what he needed. Unfortunately, she was exactly what he wanted... Of course, even if Melodie Allford was interested in getting married--which she wasn't, thank you very much--she wouldn't choose a buttoned-down businessman like him. Still, she couldn't keep herself from wondering what it would be like to tear off that conservative three-piece suit and get her hands on the gorgeous hunk of man underneath...
ONCE UPON A TIME A WOMAN WAS COURTED BY TWO MEN... BUT SHE COULD MARRY ONLY ONE So Tory Bradbury chose the safe man, the steady man. She bade him goodbye to the man who made her pulse pound and her breath unsteady. And then discovered that nothing in life was ever certain... Now a widow, Tory never expected to see her first love again. Then Adam Reed, the dangerously sexy bachelor she'd been so afraid to give her heart to all those years ago, came back. Adam claimed he'd come home only to make her smile again, but Tory saw something in his dark eyes that promised more. Could it be the rugged bachelor was ready to be groom--and she was the bride he was waiting for?
#1 New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller returns to the Arizona frontier in a tale of passion, adventure and dangerous promises.... Undercover agent Gideon Yarbro is renowned for stopping outlaws almost before they commit a crime. But now he must stop a wedding-despite the bride's resistance. Lydia Fairmont will lose everything if she doesn't honor her betrothal to a heartless banker. Unless she marries someone else instead...whether it's a love match or not. Determined to honor his own decade-old promise to help Lydia, Gideon carries her off to Stone Creek and makes her his reluctant wife. Forget a honeymoon for "show"-not with a vengeful ex-fiancé on their trail and a hired gun on the loose. But there just might be hope for the marriage...and two hearts meant for each other.
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