Pacific islander Molly Cooper has house-swapped her way into London's exclusive Chelsea. It's her dream to explore Britain…and meet a perfect English gentleman!
Patrick Knight is finding Molly's chatty emails strangely compelling. The onetime city banker thought swapping his London pad for Molly's idyllic cottage would help him write his first novel—but it's not quite working out…
What do you do when you realize the on you want is half a world away, living in your home, sleeping in your bed…?
Reece Weston had never held a baby until the night he saved pregnant Jess Cassidy during a raging storm and delivered her tiny daughter
Single mom Jess has never forgotten her rescuer. So, when her baby is a few months old, she seizes the chance to repay the favor.
Cattleman Reece is usually content with the silence of the Outback—shutting out emotions, distractions. But with the woman who's been haunting his dreams in his homestead, and her adorable daughter uttering Da as her first word, his resolve starts to crumble….
Nanny Holly O'Mara has formed a close bond with her late cousin's little twins. When their estranged father, rough, rugged Australian cattleman Gray Kidman, arrives to take them home to the outback, Holly senses that he is out of his depth.
Holly soon falls for mysterious Gray. Seeing him light up his children's world makes her spirits leap and even begins to heal her own emotional bruises. Yet something is making Gray push her away….With her help, will he find the courage to love again?
When Kate Brodie inherits half a run-down cattle station, she doesn't expect to have a sexy cattleman boss to contend with!
Noah Carmody doesn't need a city girl like Kate trying her pretty hand at Outback life, but he's a single dad now, and Kate's the only person within a hundred miles who'll help him restore Radnor to its former glory. So he'll grudgingly show her the ropes….
As they toil together under the Outback sun, romance should be the last thing on their minds…shouldn't it?
Sally Finch has come to Sydney for a fresh start—not to flirt with her new boss, brooding Logan Black, no matter how tempting….
Logan is trying to ignore the fun and laughter Sally brings to the office. Yet when he's roped into attending a charity ball, it's bubbly Sally who helps him brush up on his dance steps!
She's waltzed into his life, and Logan knows he should walk away but he can't. It takes two to tango—who will make the first move?
Tall, rangy and stop-and-stare gorgeous in his battered jeans and faded shirt, cattleman Seth Reardon sets Amy Ross's nerves rattling. She's come all the way to Serenity Ranch in the pouring rain to tell him he is the father of little Bella—her best friend's baby.
The bleak, lonely shadows in Seth's eyes mean he's a jigsaw puzzle Amy can't solve. Can he be the father Bella needs? And could this be the family Amy's dreamed of?
As the storm rages, secrets begin to unravel….
After agreeing to be a surrogate mother for her best friends, Mattie Carey can't wait to give them the biggest gift of all. She's put aside her dreams of finding Mr. Right and has set her mind on her new role.
Moving to Sydney, the last person Mattie expects to meet is her perfect man. Jake Devlin, her temporary flatmate, is cheeky, charming, intriguing… But it's so not the right time for Mattie to fall in love….
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Betrayed by her boyfriend, Emily Silver rushes to the refuge of her cousin's apartment. Only, he's away, and she's greeted by his friend Jude Marlowe.
Crime writer Jude is as mysterious as the novels he writes…and Emily can't help but be intrigued. For, beneath his remoteness, lies a man whose eyes reveal a world of pain.
Jude has a secret. And the more he falls for Emily, the more he knows he shouldn't. For he may not be able to offer Emily the lifetime together they both deserve….
To secure his country's future, reformed playboy Prince Rafael of Montaigne needs a wife. A convenient marriage seems the ideal solution…until his fiancée disappears and Rafe must ask her identical twin sister, Charlie Morisset, to become his stand-in bride-to-be!
Down-to-earth Charlie accepts Rafe's convenient proposal—in exchange for the funds to save her baby sister's life. Being swept into a crazy royal whirlwind seems a small price to pay, until she finds herself falling for Rafe—a prince she knows she will have to walk away from…
How long can they pretend nothing has happened? Especially now that Alice has discovered she's going to be having her boss's babies….
They say office romance is taboo...but that won't stop the heroines of these three stories from finding true love and scorching passion with their irresistible bosses! Bundle includes In Bed With Her Italian Boss by Kate Hardy, Taken by Her Greek Boss by Cathy Williams, and Blind Date with the Boss by Barbara Hannay.
Your gorgeous ex roars up in a red sports car and offers to sweep you away from the mess you've made of your life…. What would you do?
With her wedding dreams in tatters and the local grapevine ablaze, Bella Shaw is getting out of town and speeding across the country with delicious, dangerous Damon Cavello. Bella's been playing it safe for so long—but not anymore. It's high time she faced up to her past—and with Damon by her side, that time is now!
Seeing Luke again, Erin's not sure how she's supposed to act around the man she once loved so deeply. The memories of their marriage come flooding back…the happy times, and the reasons that tore them apart. But now Luke is determined she stay. Can Erin find the courage to give their marriage a second chance—and let them become a family again?
The loneliness of the Outback is driving me crazy. I'm two hundred kilometers from the nearest nightclub, and it's so hard to meet guys. The few dates I've had have been spectacularly forgettable, but now I've met a wonderfully warm, funny and clever man over the Internet and I'm in love. I want to dash off to the city to meet him, but all my life I've been accused of being too hasty and impulsive, so I'm seeking guidance. What do you advise?
Marooned in Mirrabrook
Annie McKinnon's agony aunt says, "Go for it!" Find out what happens when she does…
Back at the office, Mitch was every inch the boss and Grace was determined to keep a cool head. But they were both fighting the memory of their nights in the outback—and maintaining a professional distance might not last for long…
In fact, Reid had discovered something that made him swear never to be a husband or father. Now, when Sarah decides—reluctantly—to start a new life away from Star Valley, Reid knows he must act or risk losing her forever. But will she still be willing to marry him once she knows the dark secrets his family has hidden…?
A hot and dusty cattle station is the last place Charity Denham thought she'd end up searching for her missing brother—but she won't leave until she discovers where he is…
Kane McKinnon lives and breathes the Outback. When Charity lands on his doorstep with her cute English accent, she simply blows him away! But Kane's keeping a secret, one that Charity is dangerously close to discovering…
Returning from the front lines, Corporal Joe Madden clutches his divorce papers. After a series of heartbreaking fertility problems, he knows his once perfect marriage is set for the final curtain.
It might be three years since Ellie has seen her husband, yet his power to make her heart race is just as strong. But he's only passing through, and all that's needed is her signature….
Until the rain begins to fall on Karinya Station and there is nowhere to escape. Could a Christmas peace treaty and a magical few days bring the sparkle back into their marriage?
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Getting noticed by the gorgeous best man is every bridesmaid's dream. Especially if he's her old crush. Lucy McKenty knows she should be wary of Will Carruthers. All she wants is to finally settle down and have a family—and that's a far cry from this globe-trotting wanderer's life plan….
Caught up in the swirl of confetti and romance, Lucy finds herself in Will's arms. Discovering she's pregnant thrills her—but is Will going to stay to meet his baby?
How did a cattleman from north Queensland find forbidden love with the Honourable Georgina Lenton of London and persuade her to move to his isolated outback property? And why are the effects of this encounter still reverberating in the lives of Lucy and her mother, Rose, now?
As the passions of the past trickle down the years, three generations of one family pull together. Each must learn in their own way how true love can conquer the greatest challenges of all.
From the wild beauty of the Australian bush to England's rugged south coast, this is a deeply moving story of heartbreak, heroism and homecoming by a beloved, multi-award-winning author.
Praise for Barbara Hannay
'A sprawling love story set in the stunning north Queensland hinterland - this is Barbara Hannay at her best.' Queensland Country Life
'A story that will have you laughing one moment and in tears the next.' Talking Books
'Seamlessly weaves together a story of love lost and gained. Another delightful rural romance.' Book'd Out
Simone's never been able to open up, to get close, and she's immediately suspicious of Ryan. But there's something about him that invites trust. Maybe this beautiful, loving man can help her find the real her. He just might be her Mr. Right in a million.…
Freya and Gus shared a perfect summer—until Gus left town for a future that couldn't include Freya…. Now, twelve years on, Freya has a shocking revelation for Gus: they have a son, Nick, who needs a new kidney—a gift only his father can provide.
Gus is taken aback, but vows to help Nick. And despite everything, the connection between Gus and Freya is still strong. Can they make a life together and give Nick another miracle…a family?
Sundown in the Outback
As the shadows grow long and the sun melts behind the hills, it's just another day for cattleman Mark Winchester. But nothing has been the same since he was best man at a wedding in London six weeks ago and met bridesmaid Sophie Felsham.…
A rainy morning in London
On the other side of the world, city-girl Sophie is about to make the most difficult phone call of her life. The one beautiful night she shared with rugged Mark has resulted in pregnancy—and now it's time to tell Mark that he's going to be the father of her child.…
She's single, successful…and expecting double trouble!
Single and forty, Lizzie made the brave decision to have a baby—alone. A high-profile politician, she's come to the Outback away from the prying media and the Bella Rosa family feuding.
Jack Lewis is the cattle station manager. A prim, pampered city girl in a designer suit is the last thing he needs.
Jack's hotter than the Outback sun and Lizzie can't help noticing! But he's so not her type, and surely he isn't ready for dad duty?
When millionaire Zac hears of his sister's death, he knows it's time to abandon his party lifestyle and protect his baby niece. Traveling to snowy London, there's no one he'd rather have at his side than his PA, Chloe—beautiful, kind…and utterly off-limits.
Chloe knows the pain love can bring, and she is daunted by the prospect of spending Christmas alone with her gorgeous boss…but watching Zac cradling baby Lucy melts her frozen heart. It seems this Christmas might just bring the most special gift of all: a family.
Whoever said a broken heart was the end of the world had never met Milla Brady! In desperate need of a distraction, she sets her sights on reviving her parents' bakery. But when a tall, handsome blast from the past turns up, Milla's calm feathers are distinctly ruffled!
One big miracle!
Ed Cavanaugh could only watch when his brother walked all over Milla's dreams—he always knew she deserved better. So, seeing her looking beautiful and content, he promises not to leave Bellaroo Creek until he tells her what he wanted to say all those years ago….
#4551 HER NEW YEAR BABY SECRET Maids Under the Mistletoe by Jessica Gilmore Waitress Sophie Bradshaw is used to being ignored at glamorous parties, until Marco Santoro offers her his jacket in the snow…leading to a magical Christmas evening together. And when one night isn’t enough, the millionaire invites Sophie to his Venetian palazzo—little knowing Sophie is bringing one tiny, life-changing surprise with her!
#4552 SLOW DANCE WITH THE BEST MAN Wedding of the Year by Sophie Pembroke Eloise Miller hides from the limelight, so being maid of honor in a celebrity wedding is her worst nightmare! Reluctantly paired with commitmentphobic Hollywood heartthrob Noah Cross, Eloise unexpectedly finds him unlocking her secret hopes. In Noah’s arms, Eloise is tempted to believe her dreams of a forever love can come true…
#4553 THE PRINCE’S CONVENIENT PROPOSAL by Barbara Hannay Reformed playboy Prince Rafael needs a wife, but when his convenient fiancée disappears he must ask her identical twin sister, Charlie Morisset, to become his stand-in bride-to-be! Charlie makes a deal to help her sister but finds herself falling for Rafe—a prince she knows she’ll have to walk away from…
#4554 THE TYCOON’S RELUCTANT CINDERELLA 9 to 5 by Therese Beharrie Callie McKenzie shares a spark with a mysterious stranger, only to discover he’s her new boss—ruthless tycoon Blake Owen! Blake steers clear of relationships, but Callie’s shy warmth and the heartache of her past shows him she deserves a fairy tale…if only he can risk his heart and give her everything!
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Claire is overjoyed by this unexpected arrival. But Adam is concerned about the mystery surrounding the baby's origins and insists they find out who the real parents are, before they adopt this little boy as their own. Having a baby changes everything—will it change their marriage?
How to be the Perfect Bridesmaid:
a) Smile and pretend to love your horrible dress.
b) Be patient as your best friend turns into Bridezilla.
c) Do not fall for the groom!
Thrilled to be Bella's bridesmaid, Zoe throws herself into her duties. But meeting the groom himself, stop-and-stare-sexy Kent Rigby, ruins everything….
What happens when you find the man of your dreams and he belongs to someone else?
Happy with his life as a wealthy bachelor, Hugh Strickland is stunned to discover he has a daughter! And—although he wants to bring his daughter, Ivy, home—he's absolutely terrified. Hugh hardly knows Jo Berry, but he pleads with her to help him become the father that his motherless child deserves…
Now he needs to find the courage to be a family…
Now, as father and daughter become even closer, Jo realizes that she'll soon no longer be needed. But surely the ideal solution would be if they could give each other the perfect Christmas gift: a family…
Yet Rick played the part of attentive lover so convincingly that even Maddy's mind turned toward marriage. Then Maddy was asked to provide the flowers for a wedding at his family's beautiful Outback homestead. Had the ultimate bachelor decided to take a bride?
Nell Ruthven thought she'd missed her chance to be a mom when, at age nineteen, she was forced to give up her baby for adoption. Now Nell's discovered she has a tiny grandson in need of care. And her teenage sweetheart, cattleman Jacob Tucker, is in town….
At thirty-nine, this couple never thought they'd be parents, let alone grandparents! They never even thought they'd see each other again. But taking care of baby Sam gives them a second chance—maybe even a second chance to fall in love….
Byrne has every reason to hate Fiona McLaren. Her reckless brother destroyed his family. But Fiona's touch is the first to stir him in years. He wants to stay away, but she draws him like a moth to a flame…who will get burned?
They're tough, passionate—and about to be tamed!
Genni's Dilemma by MARGARET WAY
Genevieve has loved cattleman Blaine Courtland since childhood, but he's only ever seemed to see her as a pretty social butterfly. A passion-filled kiss alters everything—just as Blaine is about to walk her down the aisle into the arms of another man!
Charlotte's Choice by BARBARA HANNAY
When Charlotte starts work on Matt Lockhart's Outback cattle station, she doesn't expect to meet her future husband! Her parents have already lined up a suitable marriage, but Charlie falls for Matt—hard! Now she has to choose between love and duty….
HIS PRINCESS OF CONVENIENCE (The Vineyards of Calanetti)
Christina Rose longs for a fairytale wedding, but her betrothal to Prince Antonio was a ruse—they weren’t supposed to actually marry! As the wedding bells begin to ring, dare she hope Antonio says "I love you" as well as "I do"…?
HOLIDAY WITH THE MILLIONAIRE (Tycoons in a Million)
Lara has never been lucky in love and is need of a holiday…she just never expected it to be with millionaire Reuben. As they travel the world together, Reuben makes Lara feel beautiful again, but can she show the playboy that he too is worthy of love?
THE HUSBAND SHE’D NEVER MET
After waking up from an accident, Carrie finds a ring on her finger and a husband by her side—if only she could remember him! But tycoon Max is determined to help Carrie rediscover all the reasons they fell in love, by recreating their romance, one magical date at a time…
UNLOCKING HER BOSS’S HEART
by Christy McKellen
Max Firebrace doesn’t think he’ll ever love again, but when his new PA, beautiful and brave Cara Winstone, walks into his life, this brooding boss begins to wonder if he’s ready for a new happy-ever-after…with Cara by his side!
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As he and Lily get to know each other it's clear a bond is forming, but Daniel guards his heart closely.
Lily needs to convince Daniel to trust her—because a life with him will be worth the wait…
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!
When Sydney girl Stella Lassiter discovers that she's pregnant, she travels to the Outback seeking her ex-boyfriend for help, only to bump into the one man she's hoping to avoid—Callum Roper.
…a whirlwind wedding!
A year ago Callum had been drawn to Stella at a party, but quickly realized she was off-limits. Now, however, he is determined to make her unborn baby part of his family. And marriage seems the perfect solution…
For Bella Fairburn, a girl from the bush, her new life in Europe is a dream come true. Each day brings fresh experiences, including a cute French ski instructor boyfriend. But news of her beloved father's second heart attack brings Bella rushing home, accompanied by her aunt Liz, who's lived and worked in London for the past thirty years.
Bella's father has never considered her a suitable candidate to run Mullinjim, their family cattle property in Far North Queensland. Bella seizes this chance to finally prove to him that she's perfectly capable of taking over until he recovers.
But coming home to Mullinjim is fraught with emotional danger for both Bella and Liz. While Bella is confident she can deal with drought, the threat of bushfires, and cattle bogged in muddy dams, she fears facing her neighbour Gabe Mitchell. Gabe is the man she once hoped to marry, but he's also the man who broke her heart. And for Liz, Mullinjim holds a painful secret from her past that must never be revealed ...
Years on, and Sally Piper, a young journalist, is sent to Moonlight Plains to cover the story of a cattleman turned builder who is restoring his grandmother's forgotten homestead. Sparks fly between them, but Sally is struggling to let go of the past, and Luke has his eyes fixed firmly on the future.
What they uncover together is a shocking secret that has been kept safe for more than seventy years. Now the entire family's happiness is at stake - or does the truth about the past hold a valuable lesson for the future?
From the internationally acclaimed and award-winning romance writer Barbara Hannay comes this breathtaking novel about finding love against all the odds. It will have you smiling - and crying - from beginning to end.
Praise for Barbara Hannay's bestsellers:
'Hannay's touch is deft, her pacing perfect and it all adds up to a gem of a story that certainly deserves a RITA.' Smart Bitches, Trashy Books
'For romance fans who enjoy strong characterisation, steamy love scenes and a vivid Australian setting.' Aussie Book Review
'A fantastic story with beautiful characters and a lovely backdrop of rural Australia . . . heartache, loss, love and new beginnings.' 1 girl . . . 2 many books
Shaken after a tragic incident in a city hospital, Daniella escapes to the small north-west Queensland cattle town of Ryders Ridge to hide. Caring and dedicated, she quickly wins the trust of her patients, and the attention of handsome station heir, Mark Walker.
But under the big outback sky, Daniella discovers that the local rumour mill can threaten both friendships and careers, and that like the city, Ryders Ridge also has secrets. Mark, too, is a big complication. But just as Daniella considers running away for a second time, a terrible accident forces her to face the secret she left behind in Brisbane, and risk losing Mark forever.
Inspired by the author's own work in a small country-town medical clinic, RYDERS RIDGE is the first novel of romance, medicine and drama from the bestselling author of IRON JUNCTION and CRYSTAL CREEK, Charlotte Nash.
*INCLUDES free bonus chapters of Charlotte's brand-new novel, THE PARIS WEDDING*
Praise for Charlotte Nash:
'Nash's skilled storytelling will keep you turning the pages until the very end' FLEUR MCDONALD
On the edge of the outback the landscape can hide many secrets...
Haunted by her past, Detective Isabelle O'Connell is recalled to duty to investigate the abduction of a child from her home town. She and DCI Alec Goddard have only days to find the girl alive, with few clues, a town filled with suspects and a vast wilderness to search. It quickly becomes a game of cat and mouse, with Isabelle directly in the killer's sights. For Isabelle, this case is already personal. For Alec, his best intentions to keep it purely professional soon dissolve as his anguish over Isabelle's safety moves beyond concern for a colleague. Their mutual attraction leaves them both vulnerable to their private nightmares - nightmares the killer ruthlessly exploits.
As Darkness Falls, the first novel in Bronwyn Parry's thrilling Dungirri series, is followed by Dark Country and Darkening Skies.
Praise for As Darkness Falls:
'an impressive debut' -- The Australian Women's Weekly
'fills a void in novels for intelligent Australian women' -- Illawarra Mercury
'This is a strong debut from an author who could be a future star of Australian romance.' -- Australian Bookseller And Publisher
'Bronwyn Parry does a fine job of bringing a small Australian bush town to life' -- AUSTCRIMEFICTION
And while they remain bound to their vows, they never expected that the passionate fury they share could become passion of a different kind...
Lieutenant Eve Dallas is no party girl, but she’s managing to have a reasonably good time at the celebrity-packed bash celebrating The Icove Agenda, a film based on one of her famous cases. It’s a little spooky seeing the actress playing her, who looks as though she could be her long-lost twin. Not as unsettling, though, as seeing the actress who plays Peabody—drowned in the lap pool on the roof of the director’s luxury building.
Talented but rude and widely disliked, K.T. Harris made an embarrassing scene during dinner. Now she’s at the center of a crime scene—and Eve is more than ready to get out of her high heels and strap on her holster to step into the role she was born to play: cop.
From the Paperback edition.
A decade ago, the Marquess of Bourne was cast from society with nothing but his title. Now a partner in London's most exclusive gaming hell, the cold, ruthless Bourne will do whatever it takes to regain his inheritance—including marrying perfect, proper Lady Penelope Marbury.
A broken engagement and years of disappointing courtships have left Penelope with little interest in a quiet, comfortable marriage, and a longing for something more. How lucky that her new husband has access to an unexplored world of pleasures.
Bourne may be a prince of London's illicit underworld, but he vows to keep Penelope untouched by its wickedness—a challenge indeed as the lady discovers her own desires, and her willingness to wager anything for them . . . .even her heart.
In this thrilling tale of the Immortals After Dark, #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole reveals secrets of the Lore, fierce realm of the immortals.
ALL FEAR THE ENEMY OF OLD
Driven by his insatiable need for revenge, Lothaire, the Lore’s most ruthless vampire, plots to seize the Horde’s crown by offering up the soul of his lovely new captive, Elizabeth Peirce. Yet the young human soon tempts him beyond reason.
A DEADLY FORCE DWELLS WITHIN HER
Ellie Peirce’s life was a living hell—even before an evil immortal abducted her. Though he plans to sacrifice her, the vampire seems to ache for her touch, showering her with sexual pleasure. In a bid to save her soul, she surrenders her body, while vowing to protect her heart.
CENTURIES OF COLD INDIFFERENCE SHATTERED
In one month, Lothaire must choose between a millennia-old blood vendetta and his irresistible prisoner. Will he succumb to the miseries of his past . . . or risk everything for a future with her?
COMING SOON: An electrifying new paranormal series from Kresley Cole. Look inside for an excerpt!