Marriage? This must be a joke! Natalia Sokoloff has nerves of steel, but when David "Mac" MacAllister proposes marriage, she breaks into a cold sweat. A wife is Mac's best chance at adopting the son he fathered while on active duty in Iraq. And Natalia is his buddy. Besides, she owes him for saving her life during combat.So how can she refuse? Especially if this is temporary-they'd only need to play house until the adoption is final. Except even that's far too long and too intimate for Natalia. ... more info>>
She had to tell a lieBut that still hadn't stopped Detective St. James from coming around and asking Laura questions about the murder of her ex-husband. He seemed to see right through her when she said she didn't know anything about the notorious madam, Anna Kolnikov, either. What good would it do to admit the dead woman had helped Laura turn her life around? It wouldn't help protect her daughter from the mob. In fact, the anonymous phone calls had started as soon as St. James first flashed her ... more info>>
Meredith Downey wishes she'd left town and never looked back when she'd had the chance. But It's a Wonderful Night when her wish is magically granted and she discovers how different life would have been without all the people whose lives she's touched--and the man she's come to love.
Sometimes you have to tell a lie to find the truthHer sister had lived such a secret life, Whitney Sheffield didn't even know that Morgan had a three-year-old daughter. In a desperate phone call just before her death, Morga had begged Whitney to find the little girl, to rescue SaraJane from her dangerous father-a man called Rhys Gannon.When Whitney tracks Gannon down to a small place in Arizona, she lies about why she's there...and what she wants from him.But contrary to what she expects, Rhys s... more info>>
Sometimes a criminal gets away with it. This can't be one of those times.He's a by-the-book detective determined to find his niece's stolen child. She's a youth advocate equally determined to protect the abandoned boy in her charge. Together, Rico Santini and Macy Capshaw form an uneasy alliance to investigate the child's past and, in the process, unearth a black-market adoption ring at a shelter for unwed mothers. The same shelter where years earlier Macy had given birth to a stillborn son. At ... more info>>
She's the last person Luke expected to seeJust why is Julianna staying at his father's ranch? Luke has come to Sante Fe to mend fences with his dad and lie low until the political fury over his current police investigation calms down. He's definitely not there to share memories of the good old days with his ex-wife.It's difficult for Julianna to remember when it had been good between her and Luke. And being close to the strong, handsome man she once loved unconditionally is too much. Either Luke... more info>>
Jack Parker was just a kid when they locked his father away for murder. Raised by adoptive parents, he's been searching for a sense of identity ever since--and a truth he can live with. And if that means ending his budding relationship with Taylor Dundee by implicating Taylor's mother as the real killer, so be it. When Jack's investigation uncovers a shocking secret about her family, Taylor never wants to see the handsome man from Texas again. But unfortunately, she needs him to help her get to ... more info>>
A cop comes to Jillian Sullivan's door with a photographThe man in the photograph appears to be Rob Sullivan, Jillian's husband, who died four years ago. But the picture was taken after his death and shows him with another woman...and a child.Jillian can't believe her husband could have deceived her in this way. The cop, Adam Ramsey of the LAPD, believes that's exactly what he did.They both have compelling reasons for wanting to discover the truth. But it means they have to work together, and in... more info>>
Time heals all woundsTori Amhearst knows this firsthand. Ever since that awful event all those years ago, she's made the most of her life, her career. But the moment she discovers that the man she put behind bars is innocent, she knows she has to make it right. And how could she not? Thanks to her, Lincoln Crusoe has nothing. Not even his memory. Now memory controls both their lives. Tori can't forget and Lincoln can't remember. While she knows she's got to tell him the truth, every part of her... more info>>
Since when does "be right back" mean in a few years? Serena Matlock has been asking herself that question ever since Cole St. Germaine took off. And now that he's back in Spirit Creek, he'll have to pony up a lot of apologies before she'll even consider forgiving him. The real heartbreak, though, is that she still loves the idiot. Despite all the poor choices he's made, she knows he's a good man. But can they move beyond the chain reaction those choices kicked off? Or will he constantly remind ... more info>>
She had vowed never to return to Houston's crime-riddled East End. But Detective Crista Santiago's promotion to the Chicano Squad has put her right back in the violence of the barrio. Determined to transfer out as fast as possible, Crista first has to prove herself by solving a series of drive-by shootings, apparently gang related.Overcoming demons from her past and somebody in the department who wants her gone, Crista races the clock to find out who shot Alex Del Rio's daughter. And why anyone ... more info>>
What Madeline Wants: A second chance. And she figures she'll get that at the Tripplehorne Ranch in Arizona, where she's been hired to teach English to the Spanish-speaking staff.What Madeline Gets: A big surprise. The owner of the Tripplehorne is dead, and the new owner, J. D. Rivera, is a man with a secret. He's also dark, handsome and-if the locals are to be believed-dangerous. And hiring an English teacher just isn't in his plans.But plans can always be changed.