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Surprise! You're a Daddy! Life's been full of surprises lately for rancher Garrett Frost-and not in a good way. His mother has just dropped a bombshell about his past, so Garrett takes some time away to come to terms with family secrets. And who should he run into but Arden Cade, the beautiful photographer who shared a single night of passion with Garrett six months ago. He is even more shocked when he discovers she's pregnant-and he's the daddy. To make matters worse, Arden hadn't even planned on telling Garrett about the baby. Despite her lies, Garrett is determined to be a good father. He's not the type to cut and run, and he can't deny that he's falling for Arden all over again. But he'll have to find a way to forgive her betrayal...and make peace with that skeleton in the family closet.
New York Times bestselling author Carla Cassidy writes about a scandal-and a passion-that could be front-page news... When Debra Prentice discovers she's pregnant, she knows two things are true: that she can't wait to become a mother...and that she can never reveal the father's identity to anyone. Because not only is Trey Winston her boss's son, he's also got his eye on the North Carolina senator's seat-and he doesn't need a scandal. But when Debra must work with Trey in organizing his fund-raising dinner, the sparks from their one night of passion still sizzle. Trey knows he should stay away from Debra, but it soon becomes impossible. And as Debra's life is threatened, Trey promises to keep her-and, unknowingly, the baby she carries-safe.
When Mary Cameron left Australia she was carrying a secret with her-a secret that she has kept to herself for years. But now she's forced to confront the choices she's made. Tom Pirelli is back. Now it's Mary's chance to tell Tom the real reason why she left him...and that he's the father of her child... Mary has to make an earth-shattering decision-one that could change her life, and Tom's, forever!
Santa comes in many forms in these two full-length novels. In Quinn's "The Heart of Christmas, " Abby Hayden is persuaded by Dr. Nick McIntyre to work at a home for pregnant teens, where she receives a special gift. In Leclaire's "Her Secret Santa, " Mathias Blackstone arranges for one of his young clients to meet children's writer Jacqueline Randell. He soon suspects she is the answer to his own Christmas wish. Reissue.
Twins-- And A Baby On The Way! Pepper Forrester has been keeping a secret-- make that two secrets-- for years. When the love of her life, Luke McGarrett, took off after high school not knowing she was pregnant, she didn't bother to track him down. He'd always wanted to shake the dust of Tulips, Texas, off his boots, and he certainly wouldn't need an instant family tied to him. But now Pepper's secret is out and the whole town has conspired to bring Luke back to face his responsibilities. Luke is happy to take up the mantle of fatherhood-- and a marriage of convenience to Pepper. But when a new job opportunity for Luke arises, he takes off again. Will he ever come back-- or is history repeating itself? And what about the new baby?
Once upon a time, Cal and Ashley Hart were blissful newlyweds. But all of that changed when Ashley moved to Hawaii for three years, leaving her oh-so-sexy husband alone in Holly Springs. They told themselves it was for the good of their careers. And of course, there were the weekends-fiercely hot, passionate moments that left them both aching for more. . . . Now Ashley has returned to Holly Springs-temporarily-to try to salvage their marriage. They still can't keep their hands off each other, but Cal and Ashley are both hiding secrets that promise to affect their tenuous union. Can this Valentine's Day bring two Harts together-forever?
Facing danger was easy for Burke Lonigan - until Callie Severin stepped in danger's path. The only way to protect her was to make her his wife. Then he discovered she was the beautiful stranger he had taken to his bed one passionate night long ago - and the mother of a child he'd never known! Now Burke was determined to defend his family - and damn the consequences to his heart!
"Fall in love with Jill Shalvis. She's my go-to read for humor and heart!"-Susan Mallery, New York Times bestselling authorMia Appleby finally has the life she always wanted. She's escaped her trailer trash childhood and built a nice life for herself with a marketing job and a cute, little condo. But no matter how much baggage she's ditched from her past, she still hasn't managed to shake her greatest weakness-men. So when her new neighbor turns out to be single and oh-so-sexy, Mia's worried she's playing with fire . . . Kevin McKnight can't get enough of his gorgeous neighbor, but after one amazing night, she's already showing him the door. Something tells him this is the way she handles most men. But Kevin is far from your average guy-and he's ready to prove it to Mia. When a blast from her past shakes up Mia's life in a major way, will she stick with her self-sufficient solo act . . . or take a chance leaning on Kevin's strong shoulders?(80,000 words)
Claimed but not forgivenIsabella Williams would know those expensive shoes and that arrogant swagger anywhere. After months of hiding, Antonio Rossi has found her! The cravings that she'd thought buried come flooding back, and with them the taste of regret-for her mistake means she'll never kiss his lips again. But now she has more than just herself to think about and, hand cradling her stomach, she faces his wrath. Antonio might have masked his reasons for approaching her with business, but his need for her is entirely personal. And that's before he discovers her secret..."Sizzling tension and beautifully crafted scenery, an essential read for a romantic!"-Lucy B, Receptionist, Leeds
His secretary's secret. . . Claudia Bradford has a secret: she's head-over-heels in love with the most unsuitable man possible--her boss, gorgeous sheikh Samir Al-Hamri. And he's taking her on a business trip to his desert home. Her boss's desert proposal?Samir knows his sensible assistant is captivated by the exotic sights of Tazzatine. In his desert oasis, he sees Claudia in a new light. Spirited and fun, she makes him feel alive. But Samir's always vowed to only marry for duty. . . .
When Dray Carlisle turned up unexpectedly, Cass knew there must be trouble afoot. She hadn't seen Dray for three years, after their brief but intensely passionate affair had ended. However, Cass wasn't prepared for Dray's news: her younger sister, from whom she'd become estranged, had died in childbirth. Cass couldn't turn her back on her newborn niece... and that meant Dray -- and the irresistible sexual attraction between them -- would also be part of her life once more . . .
Seeing the woman who'd left him without a backward glance was painful enough for Steve Lindstrom-but Lily Mayfield hadn't returned to their hometown alone. Just the sight of the heartbreakingly lovely single mother and her son awoke bittersweet yearning for what might have been. Walking away from the only man she'd ever loved had left Lily with enough regrets for two lifetimes. Now, after years of harboring her unhappy secret, the time had come to tell the truth. If Steve could give her a second chance, she'd have every intention of showing him where her heart had always been. . . ;with him.
A collection of some of the major short fiction from one of Science Fiction's acknowledged champions.
When Rachel Goodson starts working for Luis Alvares he's prickly and suspicious. But as they draw closer, and their secrets spill out, Rachel knows Luis's heart is still with his late wife. So she's stunned to receive a proposal-Luis wants her to pose as his girlfriend! And soon Luis makes it clear he wants more than just a pretend relationship....The question is, will he ever make a third, real and romantic, proposal...?
Welcome to Twin Oaks-the new B and B in Cooper's Corner. Some come for pleasure, others for passion-and one to set things straight...Check-in: Librarian Beth Young was so quiet, she simply blended into the town of Cooper's Corner. But Clint Cooper, co-owner of Twin Oaks, couldn't help but notice her as she played piano each evening at the B and B. Her music was haunting...and to Clint, so was her beauty. But Beth didn't dare act on the attraction she felt for Clint.Checkout: Beth wasn't really a mild-mannered, retiring librarian-she wasn't even Beth Young. In fact, she had no memory of who she was. But she sensed she was hiding out from a terrible danger, and risking Clint's love meant risking his life....
Nobody's perfect--but she's close As Mirabelle Island's only doctor, Sean Griffin is in demand--for his medical expertise. As a single guy...well, in a community this small, his social calendar isn't exactly full. Doesn't seem to matter how eligible this bachelor may be when there aren't single women around. Then Grace Kahill moves back and things are looking up. A former cover model, she definitely catches his eye! The passion ignites between them, but Sean suspects Grace is holding back. Is this about her appearance? Surely she knows he wants her for more than her looks. He'll do whatever it takes to convince Grace of that. Because he knows he's found the perfect woman to share his life.
For seventeen-year-old Mya Bedford, life in a Detroit project is hard enough, but when her mother develops a drug habit, Mya has to take on raising her younger siblings. Too bad the only man who can teach her how to survive--her dad--is behind bars. For life. All he can tell her is that she'll have to navigate the mean streets on her own terms. Mya's not sure what that means--until her mother is seriously beaten by a notorious gang. Then it all becomes deadly clear. Vowing revenge, Mya uses her feminine charm to begin a slew of successful robberies against the guilty crew. But the path she's chosen gets complicated by a risky secret, a risky romance--and a scheme she might not come out of alive...
Satisfaction guaranteed... The software empire Jason Ward built from scratch is his best revenge against the tragic past he wants to forget. But when a business rival seizes his company, he discovers he has to reinvent his ruthless reputation. Hiring Abby Baylor to give him a polished edge with investors is a brilliant business move. Until she unleashes a desire that has Jason aching to show the gorgeous etiquette coach a few maneuvers of his own. Still reeling from a messy divorce, Abby's steering clear of romance, especially with her fiery-tempered new client. But the seductive entrepreneur is tempting her to mix business and pleasure with a passion that soon melts her resolve. However, when secrets from Jason's past threaten both their futures and their lives, is Abby ready to gamble everything on love-the biggest game-changer of all?
LOVE ON THE RANGEWith nerves of steel and a physique to match, Seth Ketchum took his job as a Texas Ranger very seriously. When he returned to his family ranch to investigate a murder, he was all business-until he encountered Corinna Dawson, the beauty who had mesmerized him since high school.Determined to discover true love, Corinna instead found herself a single mother with her heart in tatters. Once Seth unexpectedly reentered her life, everything changed-except for the old insecurities that had kept them apart for two decades. But it might be time for them to jump into the saddle of true love....
She spied him across the crowded dance club. And before Cari Christensen could say Mr. Right, the tall, dark, movie-star-gorgeous stranger had whisked her outside to his waiting car. Talk about being swept off your feet!By the time Max Angeli realized Cari wasn't his blind date, he was already falling for the pretty waitress. He and Cari might be from different worlds, but she was showing him a side of life he'd never known. Could this become a Valentine's Day to remember?
This handsome football coach cannot be little Jonny Turner, Neely Andrews's best friend's kid brother. Back in high school, Jonny was nothing but a pest. When family troubles bring Neely back to her hometown, Jon is there to offer friendship and support...and maybe something more. Turns out that Jon has adored her from afar all these years.Neely has to admit he's become the kind of man who'd make any woman proud. But will a terrible secret from her past scare him off? Or will Jon make her feel free enough to share everything with him?
She may resist his bite, but she can't resist his charms...Werewolf princess Blu Masterson won't allow her seductive vampire husband to consummate their marriage with his bite, marking her forever. Alone in a secluded estate with her sworn enemy, Blu curses the marriage arranged to bring their rival nations together, especially since Creed Saint-Pierre calls out to her most feral desires.When Blu uncovers her pack's secret plot to destroy the vampire nation--and Creed--she is forced to confront her growing feelings for her sexy undead husband. Will she choose the only life she's ever known or accept his vampire bite?
American high school teacher Sonja Dubcek hopes her vacation in Prague will be filled with beauty, history, and maybe a little romance. But reality proves better than fantasy when a chance encounter with a sinfully sexy count turns her journey into an erotic adventure.Gregori has never met a woman who arouses his desire-and his vampire's hunger-the way that Sonja does. After only one taste, he craves more than just her flesh and blood. He invites her to be his guest, but soon fears what he might do to keep her with him forever...
"This series gets better and better."-RT Book Reviews, 4 ½ Stars on Her Lone WolfName: Kendra Carlsen Rank: Trainer, Dept. of Covert OpsObjective: Get out of the office and into the fieldName: Declan MacBride Rank: Tracker, Dept. of Covert Ops Status: Bear ShifterObjective: Protect Kendra at all costsThe steamy Costa Rican jungle brings out the bear in Declan MacBride when he and new operative Kendra Carlsen are ambushed. In the midst of relying on each other to survive, and fighting his explosive attraction to Kendra, this shifter is about to lose control...X-Ops Series Her Perfect Mate Her Lone Wolf Her Secret AgentHer Wild HeroPraise for Paige Tyler's X-Ops series: "A wild, hot, and sexy ride. I loved it!"-Terry Spear, USA Today bestselling author of A SEAL in Wolf's Clothing"Dangerously sexy and satisfying."-Virna DePaul, New York Times bestselling author of the Belladonna Agency series
Rancher To The Rescue At the magnificent Wyoming dude ranch run by Ross Livingston and two fellow ex-marines, families of fallen soldiers find hope and healing. When lovely widow Kit Wentworth and her son arrive, Ross immediately finds himself drawn to them. Soon he's able to bring young Andy out of his shell-and touch Kit's heart as no other man has. But this isn't just a vacation for Kit. She is running from her domineering father-in-law-a situation Ross understands all too well. After Kit reveals her terrible secret, Ross realizes his love alone won't be enough. Charles Wentworth is a man who will stop at nothing to control his family. Can Ross convince Kit to stand her ground-and help her fend off the forces that threaten to tear them apart?