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One Hard-Luck Baby Had the Whole Town Abuzz... When Liam McAllister, Lord Roderick, returned from England after 20 years, he landed on Dr. Allie Lockwood's doorstep -- with an abandoned baby boy! The townfolk knew the score: the playboy aristocrat had become a devoted widowed dad yearning for a son -- and their dedicated, divorced hometown doc hungered for the children she couldn't have. Sure, their vying intentions to singlehandedly adopt the babe were oceans apart. But Liam was clearly thrilled with both Allie and the tot, while secretly smitten Allie certainly deserved that her dreams of marriage and motherhood should come true. So why couldn't one adorable infant -- and the plain-as-day bonding among the three -- make for a perfect family? Royal Flash
With a busy career and three kids to feed, single father Dan Kingsland needs help to bring peace to his chaotic household! Hiring a professional chef is such a perfect solution, Dan doesn't notice the baby bump under Emily Stayton's coat. Emily, after working on her career for so many years, is finally getting what she wants--a baby--and going where she wants: home to the peach orchard her family used to own. Then her ex-fiancé outbids her on the land and offers a compromise: a business relationship. When Dan shares the joy of her baby's first kick, he realizes he's falling for his very temporary employee. His kids need a mom as much as her baby needs a dad. With Emily's old flame pressuring her to sign that contract, can Dan come up with his own compromise before it's too late?
FORBIDDEN LOVE... Being stranded with a beautiful woman should have had Micah Drake thinking of all the things they could do to pass the long nights together. Only, this woman couldn't remember if she was single and available...or her twin sister, married and the proud mother of two little girls. OR FOREVER PASSION? With one little girl calling her Aunt and the other calling her Mommy, Rachel--or was she Raffaela?--didn't dare give in to the pleasure Micah offered. Even though her body cried out for him, her heart demanded she wait until she discovered who she was...and if she was free. But would their passion withstand a return for civilization?
Is it a baby trap or will the boss become a dad? Only from USA TODAY bestselling author Maureen Child! When Jenny Marshall meets gaming tycoon Mike Ryan, she thinks she's met The One. But when he realizes she's his competitor's niece he believes she's spying on him! Jenny thinks she's done with Mike...until she gets a new job-and he's her boss! His angelic-looking employee is more temptation than Mike can resist-even if he still can't trust her. Now, she's pregnant with his baby. Is she playing the most elaborate game of all...or could mother and child be his if only he opens his guarded heart?
BABY STEPS A baby is the last thing surgical nurse Anya Meeks expected from her passionate New Year's Eve fling. Growing up, Anya shouldered more than her share of responsibility, even raising her three younger siblings. She isn't ready to tackle a lifelong commitment to a child-or to a man-no matter how caring and attentive he seems. A drop-dead-gorgeous doctor like Jack Ryder is used to the women of Safe Harbor Hospital vying for his attention. Too bad the only woman he wants is avoiding him. Jack longs for a family-he'll do anything to persuade Anya not to put their baby up for adoption. But with her jaded views on relationships and family, it won't be easy. Can he convince her that their love is no accident?
The Cowboy's Unexpected Family Awakening from a months-long coma, Ben Stillwater is met with a big surprise: the footloose bachelor cowboy is a father! Ben tries to adjust to life with baby Cody and decides what the child really needs is a mom. Sheriff Lucy Benson does not seem a likely candidate-she already has her hands full closing in on the thieves who have been targeting the ranches of Little Horn, Texas. But the closer Ben gets to Lucy-and the closer they get to solving the mystery-the more it seems the free-spirited rancher and the determined officer could be the perfect match.
Maisie McDowell watches her handsome new neighbour's arrival with interest. But a promising introduction soon leads to a falling out. She's horrified to discover then that James Sutherland is her new GP - and even more so when he tells her she's pregnant She knows she can't be, but a test proves him right.
Annie Kincaid has never held the right cards, not when it comes to love. Twice married, twice divorced, she's given up on finding her soul mate--though not on having a family. So Annie's decided to have a baby. On her own. But her brother, Cole, thinks that's a huge gamble, and she can't disagree. At the very least, he tells her, she should go for a known quantity and ask his old friend and best poker buddy, Blake, to be the dad. Blake's certainly a known quantity, all right. He's Annie's first husband. . .
The very pregnant woman standing before J.T. Ryker couldn' t remember who she was-- or the name of her unborn baby' s father. But Gina Banning was the one woman J.T. would always remember. The last time he' d seen her she' d told him she hated him-- and then married his partner a week later. So why had she driven through a snowstorm to J.T.' s doorstep?Gina sensed the honor-bound police chief who offered her shelter and protection was hiding something. His touch felt familiar. Was his kindness a precious gift... or would she and her child have to pay a price once all truths were finally revealed?
A good mother will do anything to save her child. Briana Morris is definitely a good mother.Josh Morris travels the world in search of its stories. Briana Morris's whole world is a single small farm. They met and married and divorced in little more than the wink of an eye. But together they managed to create one perfect thing-their daughter, Nealie.Now Nealie has been diagnosed with a rare and dangerous form of anemia. Her best hope for survival is a transfusion from a sibling. But Nealie has no siblings. To save her daughter's life, Briana must do the unthinkable-contact Josh and convince him to father another child.
Alessandro Salvatore was stunned when a woman appeared on his doorstep carrying a baby-claiming he was the father! Alessandro wasn't looking for a wife and he wanted Lauren Williams, whoever she was, off his property....Lauren could understand Alessandro's surprise, but she was determined little Nick should have a family for Christmas. There was nothing else for it-she'd simply have to teach Alessandro to believe in love again!
All I can say is that I never thought it would come to this. I never thought I would run away. For some reason I thought you, of all people, would see and know. Sheree has always been a tough girl, able to take care of herself. Then she finds herself in a situation where she can't. She needs help. She needs answers. But she can't get either from the people she she turns to -- her parents, her friends, and especially, her boyfriend, who calls her Baby Girl and treats her like she's disposable. So who can Sheree turn to? Maybe the answer lies deep within herself, and it's truly time for her to grow up. In a voice that rings strong ant true, debut novelist Lenora Adams tells a story that is rich, complex, and achingly real.
Baby Got Back is a stimulating set of page-turning stories of anal fun. Rachel Kramer Bussel has edited some of the bestselling erotica books in the business and this is her first book devoted to all manner of backdoor pleasures. These daring and, dare we say, cheeky sex stories have a lot of variety. plenty of excitement and offer much erotic inspiration. Whether you love anal sex or have never tried it, Baby Got Back, edited by award-winning author and editor Rachel Kramer Bussel, offers a peek at what happens when men and women check their inhibitions at the door. You'll find bend over boyfriends, butt plugs, "A Taste of Jamaica" and "Body Heat." In "Rectified," when Lela gets bored with every sex position out there, Brad arrives to teach her about one she learns is everything she'd hoped for and more. In "Delivery," Lynn takes a break from a Vegas bachelorette party so Wesley can show her a very good time. Whether exploring a new side of backdoor pleasure or affirming their passion for this sometimes taboo activity, the characters in this book savor every moment.
It's a dream come true...if only she'll say yes He doesn't believe in love, but Detective Bran Murphy does want a wife and family, which seem unattainable when his fiancée breaks it off. Drowning his sorrows the night before what was supposed to be the big day, he finds comfort in Lina Jurick, a woman with a sad story of her own. And then, inexplicably, she disappears without a word the next morning. It's a good half a year before Bran runs into Lina again, during a murder investigation. Lina is the key witness. In fact, she's the only witness, and she becomes the killer's next target. She's also six months pregnant.
Melissa has dealt with the abuse of her boyfriend Rudy, for three years. After learning about relationship abuse in school, and then witnessing Rudy abuse her daughter, Melissa goes to a shelter. However, her journey is long and complex. Melissa gains strength from her determined little girl who always wants to do things herself.
One Hot Night. Two Fake Names. Three Years Later.Nicole Taylor thought she was merely hosting a pre-wedding dinner for her best friend. What she ended up with was a face to face encounter with the man she shared her one and only wild night with three years earlier-and her world turned upside down. Now she has to introduce him to the daughter he doesn't know he has and find out if she can trust in the hope of a family for her little girl. Josh Masterson has no idea why he lied that night three years ago. Nicole was everything he ever wanted in a woman and he has been regretting his decision ever since. Now he has the perfect opportunity to make up for it. He had no idea that he has fathered a little girl with Nicole, but now that he does, he isn't going to just walk away. He made a mistake all those years ago and now he is determined to show Nicole there really is such a thing as love at first sight and happily ever after. A sweet and tender contemporary romance perfect for fans of Susan Mallery, Bella Andre, and Marie ForceThe Life, Love and Babies Contemporary Romance Series: The Baby Arrangement (Book 1) Baby, I'm Yours (Book 2)Baby, Me Mine (Book 3)What readers are saying about Baby, I'm Yours"A wonderful story of love and family""This is such a wonderful story that will definitely tug at the reader's heart strings more than once.""Short sweet read. Couldn't put it down. The chemistry between the characters was amazingly written.""Lovely story about a second chance."What readers are saying about Samantha Chase"I love Samantha Chase books --I've read them all and can't wait for her to write more!""Samantha Chase has an amazing talent for writing and each new book that she writes makes that talent shine through even more.""Samantha Chase is a master at writing sweet romances that you just want to curl up with.""Samantha Chase has a way of drawing you in and holding you captive right to the very end.""[Samantha Chase's] stories have a way of wrapping around the heart."
Kevin Vaccaro just found out he was a father. . . of a five-month-old! He'd put up a hell of a fight to overcome his troubled past. That was nothing compared to the battle he was about to wage for his child's future. Julianne McCabe had no intention of giving up her sister's child--the child she loved as her own--without a fight. Yet that was before Kevin started bonding with his daughter. Before he awoke feelings that made the grieving widow long to share more than late-night feedings. But was she ready to risk her heart again to be the wife Kevin needed? To become the family they both wanted?
Three months after a whirlwind affair, Claire McDermott discovered she was carrying Vic Jansen's child. She knew if she told him, he'd offer marriage. But she wanted more than just an honorable response from the man who once ? who still ? ignited her passion. After he discovered the truth, nothing was keeping Vic from his child. . . or the woman who continued to haunt his dreams. But Claire's demand for an emotional union wasn't something he could allow. His heart was closed and not even Claire, and her undeniable beauty, would change his mind.
A Ride On the Wild Side The last place Catherine MacPherson ever expected to find herself was sitting on a Greyhound bus, handcuffed to a surly bounty hunter, with only a suitcase of her twin sister's flashy, shrink-wrap clothing to wear! Just two hours ago, the respectable schoolteacher was sitting quietly at home when this bi macho hunk crashed through her door, mistook her for her errant Miami showgirl sister, and hauled her off in his strong arms. And no matter how sexy he is, she's furious!Twins-ha! Sam McKade's the last person to ever fall for that line. He's finally got the gorgeous, leggy redhead just where he wants her-and no matter what outrageous tricks she pulls, he's not letting her get away.The problem is, she's a lot smarter-and sweeter-than he'd expected. And he's got this deep-buried tenderness she hadn't expected. And their kisses are so hot, they just might burn up ... before they sort it all out.
Daddy Knows Last Five connected novels about love, marriage--and Daddy's unexpected need for a baby carriage! "TAKE CARE OF YOUR BABY!" There was a baby in a basket on Mitch McCord's doorstep--with a note claiming the child was his! His daughter or not, the cooing infant needed him. But what did a confirmed bachelor know about changing diapers? Looks like he needed his best friend's help--again. Next-door neighbor Jenny Stevens had always loved Mitch, but he'd never noticed her--until now. Suddenly they were sharing smiles, in awe over baby Mary's tiny fingers, and whispering long into the night. But then the whispers led to kisses.... And somehow Jenny had to convince Mitch she could be the perfect Mrs. and Mommy McCord.
The doctors had told Cord McKnight he would never father a child. They were wrong. For on his last night with Ashley a miracle happened - his estranged wife was pregnant!But nine months ago Ashley McKnight had walked out on Cord. She had never doubted that he would make a perfect father, it was his skills as a husband she had begun to question - evidence suggested he was having an affair. Cord was determined to hold onto his new-found family, even if it meant holding out for another miracle - getting his wife back!
Assignment: Baby! Officer Hawk Adams had faced some pretty tough characters in his day. But nothing had prepared him for his latest assignment--minding a twenty-pound rabble-rouser with an almost criminal record for spitting up and raising a fuss. So Hawk did what any self-respecting bachelor cop with a baby would do: he called for backup... And Kate Shea came to the rescue. Not only did the pretty widow manage to make little Brittany smile, she had a certain tough-as-nails cop feeling warm and fuzzy himself. Suddenly Hawk's baby assignment seemed dangerously headed for operation marriage....
HAVE BABY, NEED WIFE When Josh McKinley appeared on Maggie O'Connor's doorstep with a baby in his arms and an irresistibly helpless expression on his face, Maggie's maternal--and womanly--smarts wouldn't let her turn him away. But that one good deed soon turned into marriage--in name only--and Maggie knew she was in way over her head. Because what started out as a practical union was fast turning into a passion-filled romance....
A Newborn SurpriseHelicopter pilot Creed Carter can't believe his eyes-someone's left a baby on the church altar. When this perfect little girl is temporarily turned over to Haley Blanchard, Creed is skeptical. The auburn-haired foster mother in flowing skirts is pretty, yet definitely not his type. But the more time Creed spends with Haley, the more he appreciates her style and her fierce commitment to her foster kids. To his surprise, he's falling for her-and for baby Rose. But when a crisis strikes, can Creed convince Haley to face her worst fear and trust what's in her heart?
THE MOUNTAIN MAN Samuel Evans thought he was trained for any emergency--until his loyal hound dog deposited a very pregnant stranger on his cabin doorstep. With a fierce snowstorm raging, Samuel had no choice but to bring the dark-haired beauty inside. And within minutes, this loner knew he was in way over his head... THE MOM-TO-BE Ellie Malone had never depended on anyone until now. And not only did Samuel save Emily's life--and deliver her baby--but his tender, caring actions during their lingering stay also helped her to trust again. But could Ellie now allow take-charge Samuel to help her face the biggest challenge of all--love? STORK EXPRESS: Surprise deliveries bring bachelors instant fatherhood...and sudden romance!