Once upon a time, Michael Delacourt's tempting kisses had sent Grace Foster's heartbeat ricocheting. Now, here she was on an isolated Texas ranch with the only man she'd ever loved...the man she could never marry. So, when a tidal wave of longing washed over her resistance, she'd focused on the two vulnerable runaways who'd landed in Michael's care.Clearly, the oil tycoon needed Grace's parenting skills, so why the fire in his touch? Did he harbor a fierce desire for one more chance at love--thi... more info>>
Two families ... Bound by friendship ... Devastated by Secrets.... For ten years Emily Dobbs and Marcie Carter have been the closest of friends. They've raised their kids together, shared joy and heartache, exchanged neighborhood gossip over tea. But when Marcie's son, now a college freshman sports star, is arrested for date rape, the bond between the families could be shattered forever. As the Carters try to deal with the unthinkable, Emily discovers her daughter has been hiding a terrible secr... more info>>
THE SAILOR WAS EDGY, STUBBORN...AND THE LOVE OF HER LIFE.For years, Kelly Andrews had waited for her big brother's best friend to notice her. Now navy SEAL Michael Devaney was back in Boston--as her bitter physical therapy patient...but still every inch her hero. She vowed he could be whole again--with a little help from his family and her healing touch.Broken in body and spirit, Michael seemed determined to defy Kelly and his reunited kin. Although he finally gazed at her with the passion she'd... more info>>
Jess O'Brien has overcome a lot the challenges of attention deficit disorder, the near bankruptcy of her beloved Inn at Eagle Point and her self-perception as a screw up in a family of overachievers. Now she's ready to share the future with a man. Her friends persuade her to join a dating service but she gets no takers! Which is fine with her childhood friend, psychologist Will Lincoln, who's already chosen the perfect man for Jess: himself.Will has loved Jess practically forever. He knows her f... more info>>
A MAN OF HONORTexas-born-and-bred lawman Justin Adams had always been a by-the-book kind of guy. Until one day the deputy caught a petty thief in the act of stealing a bottle of baby medicine. And when Justin looked into the imploring eyes of desperate single mother Patsy Langhorn-not to mention those of her feverish little boy-he decided to bend the rules, just a little.A WOMAN WITH A SECRETPatsy Langhorn was wary of men in general, and one who'd sworn to uphold the law should have had her runn... more info>>
CAN LOVE CONQUER ALL?Devastated by the discovery of a terrible family secret, Patrick Devaney put a No Trespassing sign on his battered heart and shut out the world. Then Alice Newberry, who had her own wounds to heal, burst into his life and coaxed him out of hiding with her red-hot kisses.Alice's soft brown eyes saw right through Patrick's defenses to the sorrow he'd tried to bury. The enchanting kindergarten teacher taught him a powerful lesson about love and forgiveness, and encouraged him t... more info>>
Charismatic playboy Mack Carlton lit up a room--even a hospital room--like no one else. Dr. Beth Browning had to admit Mack's visits were a tonic for her young patient, but her own reaction was much more confusing....Although Beth didn't ask for a second opinion on her future with Mack, his aunt Destiny offered her prognosis: marriage. Given Mack's romantic history and her own wariness due to past losses, Beth hesitated to agree--but her symptoms were undeniably love!
New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Sherryl Woods draws you into the world of Rose Cottage, where the D'Angelo sisters reunite with family and find lasting love.The Laws of AttractionHigh-powered attorney Ashley D'Angelo has finally burned out. After heeding the call of Rose Cottage, she believes she may have found the calm she so desperately needs and perhaps the chance at a happy ending with handsome Josh Madison. But if Josh isn't quite who he seems, is he still the man who can co... more info>>
What better way to spend the holidays than with four classic Christmas novellas by four amazing bestselling authors? Indulge with these holiday-themed romances in the Romancing the Holidays Bundle 2009: The St. James Affair by Susan Wiggs, Santa, Baby by Sherryl Woods, The Five Days of Christmas by Lindsay McKenna (part of her Morgan's Mercenaries series), and A Heavenly Christmas by Carole Mortimer.
FROM LONER TO LOVER...Abandoned by his parents and separated from his brothers, Ryan Devaney never let anyone get too close. Then spunky Maggie O'Brien marched into his Irish pub and declared war on the icy fortress around his heart. Ryan claimed he didn't believe in love, but Maggie's bright smile and tender touch soon had him reconsidering. The beautiful redhead warmed his frozen spirit and awakened forgotten dreams--like the desire to search for his long-lost brothers. But did he dare accept ... more info>>
BOSTON'S BRAVEST...Son of a shattered family, fireman Sean Devaney knew love never lasted--so he refused to chance it. Then he encountered scrappy but vulnerable single mom Deanna Blackwell and her pint-sized son--who had just lost everything in a devastating fire....Despite the warning in Sean's head, he had to protect this struggling waitress and her spunky kid. But who knew that mother and child would take chinks out of the armor around his heart? A tower of testosterone, Sean was tough enoug... more info>>
Hannah Matthews is undeniably tough--a single mom, a top-tier PR exec, a breast cancer survivor. On the job and in her family she prides herself on being go-to Hannah, who can handle any crisis. But with her eighty-five-year-old grandmother balking at going into a retirement home, her twenty-year-old daughter unexpectedly pregnant and an old flame suddenly underfoot, Hannah is facing a few crises of her own. And being back home on Seaview Key is most definitely adding to the stress. Luke Stevens... more info>>
Maddie Townsend might live in a town called Serenity, but there's been nothing calm or peaceful about her life since her marriage broke up. This stay-at-home mom has no job skills, an out-of-control sixteen-year-old son, a talkative fourteen-year-old who's suddenly gone silent, a six-year-old daughter whose heart is broken, an ex-husband whose younger girlfriend is expecting their baby and two best friends who think she's somehow qualified to help them open a fitness spa for women. But if Maddie... more info>>
Emotionally wounded single mom Sarah Price has come home to Serenity, South Carolina, for a fresh start. With support from her two best friends--the newest generation of the Sweet Magnolias--she can face any crisis.But sometimes a woman needs more than even treasured friends can provide. Sexy Travis McDonald may be exactly what Sarah's battered self-confidence requires. The newcomer is intent on getting Sarah to work at his fledgling radio station...and maybe into his bed, as well.Sarah has lear... more info>>
It's finally time for Dinah Davis to go home. The worldweary correspondent wants to settle down with the sweet guy she left behind in South Carolina's Low Country. Instead, she's confronted by his blacksheep brother, and—despite her longing for serenity—sparks fly.How can she possibly trade her perfectly safe backup plan for a risktaking guy like Cordell Beaufort after all the dangers she's already faced? But to Dinah's dismay—backup plan or not—her heart has its own ideas.
What would Emma Rogers have done without her oldest friends, the Calamity Janes? As teenagers in Winding River,Wyoming, they'd supported her ambitious dreams. A decade later, when Emma went home, struggling with single motherhood and career pressures as a top Denver attorney, Cassie, Karen, Gina and Lauren rallied around her. But why were the Calamity Janes urging her to look with favor on her sexy nemesis, Ford Hamilton? Wasn't it bad enough that her young daughter sang the praises of the hear... more info>>
When single, independent-minded mother-to-be Trish Delacourt went into labor on the side of a snowy road, she swallowed her pride and flagged down the nearest passing motorist. What she hoped for: a Good Samaritan. What she got: rancher Hardy Jones, handsome as sin and sworn to be single. He knew nothing about birthin' babies, but he was going to have to take a crash course--pronto!Inveterate ladies' man Hardy never could turn down a beautiful woman, so when the pregnant damsel in distress neede... more info>>
REVENGE IS SWEET...The wealthy, powerful Delacourts had destroyed her family, and Maddie Kent wanted revenge. So she cozied up to Tyler Delacourt, the dynasty's youngest son.SEDUCTION IS SWEETER...But who knew the last Delacourt bachelor would be so irresistibly seductive? That the devilishly handsome oil scion would shatter Maddie's careful plan?LOVE IS SWEETEST!Maddie's new mission was to prevent Tyler from becoming devastated by the shocking family secrets. But would he forgive her deception-... more info>>
It's been years since Abby O'Brien Winters set foot in Chesapeake Shores. The Maryland town her father built has too many sad memories and Abby too few spare moments, thanks to her demanding Wall Street career, the crumbling of her marriage and energetic twin daughters. Then one panicked phone call from her youngest sister brings her racing back home to protect Jess's dream of renovating the charming Inn at Eagle Point. But saving the inn from foreclosure means dealing not only with her own fra... more info>>
Hotshot attorney Ashley D'Angelo had taken refuge at her grandmother's tranquil home after a terrible case made her reevaluate everything--even her successful career. Still, no matter what her sisters thought, the place wasn't magical. Ashley wouldn't succumb to any "Rose Cottage Curse" and wind up falling head over heels in love there!But after a minor fender-bender provided a memorable first meeting, Ashley couldn't believe how compelled she was by salt-of-the-earth Josh Madison--a man totally... more info>>
She was beautiful, intelligent...and possibly a corporate spy! Yet the more Jeb Delacourt "investigated" geologist Brianna O'Ryan, the more he felt her secret was not professional but personal...and the faster she made his pulse race.Her daughter was all that mattered to Brianna. And unnervingly sexy Jeb was getting too close to uncovering what the single mom had tried to keep hidden. But stolen kisses and midnight embraces soon had Brianna wondering if it was time to risk everything for love...
Falling for "Maddening Moira" O'Malley was the unexpected highlight of Luke O'Brien's Dublin holiday. So when she pays a surprise visit to Chesapeake Shores, Luke is thrilledat first. A fling with this wild Irish rose is one thing, but forever? Maybe someday, but not when he's totally focused on establishing a business that will prove his mettle to his overachieving family.Given Luke's reaction, Moira has some soul-searching of her own to do. Scarred by her father's abandonment, she wonders if L... more info>>
Once Sharon Adams had her future all planned--only to see it snatched away in a heartbeat, leaving her dreams in the dust. And then she heard two thumps that fateful snowy night. The first brought Cord Branson, an intriguing and irresistible stranger. And the second brought the baby, the one she'd always dreamed, and long despaired, of finding.... Loner cowboy Cord couldn't say exactly what had brought him to Sharon's door; he knew only that he had to go inside. And when he saw the lovely woma... more info>>
When Melanie D'Angelo arrived at Rose Cottage, she was only looking to mend her shattered heart and restore the beautiful house her grandmother once called home. The last thing she wanted was to become involved with her landscape designer!Mike Mikelewski couldn't deny his instant connection with the gorgeous Melanie, but the single dad already had a woman in his life--his adorable, but troubled, young daughter, Jessie. Even though Melanie made his heart pound--and Jessie smile--he wouldn't allow... more info>>
On the run from her troubles, Gina Petrillo sought out the support of her oldest friends, the Calamity Janes. Until trouble followed her home to Winding River, Wyoming. City-slicker lawyer Rafe O'Donnell was in hot pursuit of Gina, and he didn't intend to let his sexy suspect out of his sight. But shadowing Gina could prove a challenge, because despite his distrust, Gina's mouthwatering kisses were irresistible. And while Rafe was out to catch a thief--she just might steal his heart!