As their convenient marriage becomes real, and old desires are rekindled, Paolo can't help feeling that Caroline's hiding something. A secret involving him....
Dominic's child was also Sophie's son…
Sophie and Dominic shared one night of love…the result was Ryan.
Sophie was determined to bring the baby up by herself. After all, Dominic had made it perfectly clear that Sophie was the person responsible for ruining his life. But, if that was the case, why did he pursue her and propose marriage to her? On the point of accepting, Sophie was devastated by the arrival of Dominic's fiancée. Who would Dominic choose now?
FROM HERE TO PATERNITY—men who find their way to fatherhood by fair means, by foul, or even by default!
Leila wasn't marrying her boss, Dante Rossi, for his money, contrary to office gossip. She loved him and she believed he felt the same…until the reappearance of her millionaire ex-boyfriend. Suddenly it wasn't just jealous colleagues who believed she was a gold digger—so did Dante!
Only the unexpected news of her pregnancy stopped him from calling off the wedding. But Leila wished Dante was marrying because he loved her, not just because she was the mother of his unborn twins….
She's sexy, she's successful…and she's PREGNANT!
Lucas Flynn was still a dish, as tempting as he had been eleven years before when Emily had placed her naive teenage self in his bed and let him seduce her.
Those years hadn't made Lucas any more kindly disposed to Emily—who longed to tell him about the consequences of their one-night stand, and that she'd never stopped wanting him. But this time she wasn't going to offer herself to him on a plate. If Lucas ever made love to Emily again, it would be because he had come to her!
Nurse Emily Tyler has come to Greece with good intentions. But Nikolaos Leonidas sees only a gold digger, with eyes fixed on his family's fortune. It's his plan to expose the fragile beauty. A weekend of champagne and seduction on his opulent yacht ought to do the trick.
By the time Emily has proved her integrity, it's too late. She's fallen for the daredevil Greek. But his risk-taking lifestyle makes cautious Emily wary—especially now that she's pregnant with the Leonidas heir!
Ben couldn't deny the baby was his, or deny him a loving childhood. But how could he tell his new bride that he had a son who was about to become part of their family? He could only hope that their love for each other was strong enough to cope with this totally unexpected wedding gift….
Now a family crisis brings successful businesswoman Molly home. What if doctor Dan learns about their child? She tries desperately to resist him—knowing that one moment in his arms will reveal her precious secret….
No-strings sex is what Mikos expects. But soon his mission becomes more, and he whisks Gina away to his island retreat. He thinks she is a perfect part-time mistress— until he starts to want this woman for the rest of his life—.
It's not long before their shared passion leads to pregnancy and Anton insists on marrying Diana. But his intense desire to father a child causes Diana to question his motives for marriage….
Dario Costanzo's wife…in name only…
He married her, bedded her and she gave him an heir—and that was all he wanted. Until Maeve suffered a devastating accident that meant she had no recollection of her husband or her little son.
Maeve's mind might not remember Dario, but her body certainly does—every time they touch it's electric! Is this fiercely handsome man really her husband?
To reawaken his lost wife Dario will start a slow seduction, to remind her just how good together they can be….
But when Jenna told Edmund she was pregnant, he was far from dismayed. It seemed he had his own agenda, and marriage to Jenna was just what he needed.... Why?
Corinne Mallory knows little of Raffaello Orsini, other than that he's super-rich and darkly handsome. When Raffaello offers marriage for the sake of his children, Corinne rejects his outrageous proposal…until a financial crisis drives her to the altar with the fiery Sicilian.
Once in Sicily, Raffaello makes it quite clear he doesn't expect a marriage in name only. He wants her body and soul, and when she comes to his bed she must be hot, willing and ready for his love….
Brianna Connelly is the last person Dimitrios Giannakis wants to see again. But the stunning supermodel could hold the key to saving his daughter's life….
Brianna will do anything for her niece, except let Dimitrios break her heart again. Only, the chemistry between Brianna and the enigmatic tycoon is as strong as ever, and it leads to an unexpected proposal….
Then Brianna discovers the best chance for her niece is a transplant from a sibling. Is Dimitrios's proposal just a ruthless determination to have her conceive his baby?
He'd bargained on a bride, but not on a baby!
Arlene Russell may be naive and vulnerable, but she's more than a match for arrogant Italian Domenico Silvaggio d'Avalos.
Arlene refuses to become Domenico's mistress. Though her business is in trouble, she won't be bought! But Domenico is determined to make Arlene his convenient bride. Especially when she gives him a Christmas gift greater than money could buy!
It's true that Lily does have a secret. But she's determined that Sebastian will trust her on her terms before she'll reveal anything. Or she'll only ever stay his mistress....
What if you gave six authors the same opening paragraph and let their imagination fly? That's what we've done in A Valentine from Harlequin: Six Degrees of Romance!
Experience the variety Harlequin romance has to offer with this collection of novellas from six Harlequin series, including the passionate drama of Harlequin Presents, steamy encounters of Harlequin Blaze, spooky and sensual tales of Harlequin Nocturne, and more.
Collection includes novellas by Nancy Warren, Catherine Spencer, Margaret Moore, Maggie Shayne, Michele Hauf and Christine Bell.
Soon after rebel Joe Donnelly's sizzling night with debutante Imogen Palmer, she had fled. But ten years later, she was back—just as exquisite as ever. And Joe wanted answers. For he had stumbled upon the secret behind her hasty departure—she'd been pregnant with his child….
In search for the truth, Joe was about to uncover an astonishing story that would culminate in a heart-rending reunion with the daughter he never knew he had, and her beautiful mother, Imogen—a woman he should never have allowed to get away….
Michael finds little Jeremy safe and utterly loved by his new mom, the lovely Camille. Soon passion takes over. But Camille is unaware that Jeremy is Michael's son. How can Michael tell her the truth—and keep both his child and the woman he adores?
Demetrio Bertoluzzi is tall, dark and gorgeous. Why he works single-handedly to restore his old family home remains as much a mystery as how he funds the job. Natalie finds herself drawn to him like a moth to the flame. But to surrender her innocence to this man could be her undoing….
He wanted her now—but what about forever?
Adam Cabot was back—and determined to reclaim Georgia as his bride!
But Georgia had no intention of coming meekly to heel. She told herself she was done with loving Adam, and now she planned to marry safe, rich Steven.
Adam had caused Georgia more heartache than he could possibly know, yet here he was, thinking that he just had to tell her he wanted her and she'd fall back into his arms…and his bed. Of course she wouldn't!
So why was she finding it so difficult to tell Adam no?
In fact, Claire had sworn she'd always wait for the right man, but Zach seemed to think she was a gold digger! How could she prove before Christmas was over that, far from just a brief fling, what she wanted was to be his wife?
One out-of-control, passion-filled night later, and Jane was in trouble. Not only had she fallen in love with Liam, she could be pregnant as well! Knowing Liam had vowed never to risk his emotions and marry again, could Jane bear the thought of a proposal just for the baby's sake?
Finn needed a stand-in mommy for his little girl. He got a stand-in nanny!
They needed a nanny…
When millionaire Finn Helliar walked into her nanny agency looking for help, Caro couldn't believe her luck! This was the man who'd hurt her sister and what better way to make him pay than to accept the position he was offering?
…and look what they get!
Unfortunately, Caro had reckoned without two things: Sophie, who was adorable, and Finn—who was even more adorable! The more time she spent with them, the more she realized her plan had one fatal flaw…how could she ever leave?
Sexy tycoon seeks live-in nanny…
Nicholas Kendall is a playboy tycoon who, until recently, had no idea he was a father—because Leigh has spent months agonizing over whether to reveal that his affair with her sister resulted in a beautiful baby girl….
Now Leigh has custody of little Amy, but Nicholas adores his secret daughter and wants her for keeps—with Leigh as nanny! In fact, he wants the three of them to become a real family…by Christmas. Leigh is in turmoil: having the irresistible Nicholas Kendall as her boss is one thing—but marrying him?
Single mom seeks experienced live-in carer for baby boy. Immediate start. Fly-by-nights need not apply.
Nick Joseph was every woman's fantasy: darkly handsome and great with kids. Linda just couldn't say no when he offered his services as temporary nanny to her baby boy.
Soon she was as attached to Nick as little Rory was. But Nick had made it clear he was not a marrying kind of man, so how could Linda tell him that she wanted him to look after her, and not just Rory, permanently?
What's more, how would Nick react when he learned that he was caring for his own son?
They need a nanny—and look what they get!
A Nanny in trouble…
Job: Nanny with a difference required to love and care for two adorable dogs.
Special Qualifications: Interminable patience, especially when it comes to Emma's new neighbor, the infuriating but magnificient Kane Talbot. As it turns out, discretion will be Emma's major asset—she'll have to keep it secret from Kane that she hadn't intended to ruin his half sister's life!
Length of Stay: Strictly temporary—Emma can't allow herself to fall in love with Kane. How will he react if he discovers her true identity?
Outback Cattle Station—Father and Daughter in Need of Love
How could Chessie prove to Raefe Stevenson that she wasn't spoiled? The handsome Outback cattle rancher needed a nanny for her small daughter, Jess, and suddenly Chessie saw her chance….
It was a daring thing to do, but Jess soon accepted Chessie as her new nanny, and Raefe had no choice but to keep Chessie on. In fact, she fitted so perfectly that Raefe suggested he become his wife!
Her Christmas fantasy!
As an unexpected guest at Morgan Kincaid's palatial home, Jessica planned to turn his Christmas into the best ever. She'd always dreamed of how special this time of year could be, and here at the Kincaid mansion she could indulge herself to the full —with a proper tree, decorations and festive food …and Morgan, the most attractive man she'd ever known.
A firecracker in the hearth, there was mulled wine and it was Christmas Eve, a time for magic and fantasies. Morgan was all hers for tonight—and Jessica was determined that by Christmas Day they would no longer be strangers….
When passion knows no reason….
Job: To look after three-year-old Caitlin—cute and cuddly, she's in need of lots of tender loving care and mothering….
Special Qualifications: Matthew is looking for one nanny in particular—Caroline Smith. He's a man with a mission and will stop at nothing to get his own way. So what is he looking for—a nanny, a mother, or is it perhaps a wife?
Live-in or daily? Live-in. A nanny who will be there day and night—if required.
Length of stay: Forever—marriage perhaps…
Please enclose a résumé.
Beth Krayton: Carson's feisty PA is determined to succeed on her own, without a man.…
They shouldn't suit one another at all. They shouldn't even be together. But as the attraction grows between them Carson has to ask himself what's more important, saving his family or claiming Beth's heart?
Edie’s latest disaster, a teambuilding exercise gone facepalm wrong, leads to a knockdown drag-out with rival manager Bethany “The B” - or add the “Itch” - Blondelle. The incident is the last straw for Kirk. He sends Edie to management camp and to her shock, announces he will drive her there himself. She wonders why he would want eighteen hours of enforced intimacy with her, even as she’s dazzled by his sparkling white smile and killer dimple.
Everett walks away from the confrontation with a headache. For years he has protected Edie from the fallout of her righteous crusading, but this may be the last time. A corporate backstabber is trying to eject Everett from his job. Even so, he’s looking forward to spending time on the drive with Edie, attracted to her sunny red curls, fiery personality, and fine dark eyes.
Then a snowstorm forces them to seek shelter in an empty mountain cabin. Edie thinks she will take the lead in wilderness survival but Kirk proves more durable than his Italian loafers and silk sweater would suggest. The extended stay rubs them together in all sorts of ways, kindling emotional and physical flames. But when their corporate shells burn away, what secrets will be revealed?
Sensuality Level: Sensual
FROM: David Hanson
SUBJECT: An Offer You Can't Refuse…
Nina, I'm so sorry about the layoffs. Your dedication, not to mention your charm, has always made a good impression on me. So I'd love it if you considered working for me again, as my personal assistant. There's plenty of room for you and your adorable children in my apartment (and truthfully, their excitement would be a welcome distraction from my otherwise workaholic lifestyle!). I know you're worried about gossip—people might suggest this isn't strictly business—but we're more than capable of ignoring the sparks of attraction between us in favor of the bigger picture…aren't we?
Then an accident leaves Adam with memory loss. Now he must depend on Kiloran to nurse him back to health. Their passion is as strong as ever--but will he now be able to let himself love her...?
Huntington Lewis, a smart, sexy, PR phenom, is trying to land the account of her life with pharmaceutical company Med Solutions. When the devastatingly attractive CEO, Kevin Carter, makes an enemy of a very important FDA inspector, Huntington flies to the rescue the playboy chemist.
With suspicious expiration dates and a poor image with the 36-55 female demographic, Kevin is sinking fast. All of Huntington's skills are needed as the duo battle their way to love, in spite of the paparazzi, old flames, focus groups, and family.
But, after sharing a room--and a bed--Dan and Megan suddenly became overwhelmingly attracted to each other! In fact, they were so convincing as lovers they'd even made mad, passionate love. The problem was their pretense was supposed to stop the moment they were back at work....
Nick Papaeliou dates beautiful women, so his attraction to frumpy Rose is a mystery. Maybe it's because she's not falling at his feet!
Rose wants to detest her arrogant Greek boss, but she needs the job. As his ruthless seduction weakens her resolve, she reminds herself that after the seduction she'll be discarded.
Nick's in for a surprise—for underneath Rose's shapeless clothes hides a more alluring woman than he could ever imagine….
The Boss's Valentine by Lynne Graham
Poppy sent Santiano Aragone a Valentine card to cheer him up. Santiano responded by making love to her…and suddenly Poppy was expecting her boss's baby!
Rafael's Proposal by Kim Lawrence
Natalie's boss, Rafael Ransome, thought she couldn't be a single mom and do her job. But then he offered her a stunning career move—a Valentine's Day marriage proposal!
In order to crack a lethal drug ring, bachelor Seth Lewis was sent in by New Orleans Confidential to infiltrate the Cajun Mob. The rough-around-the-edges secret agent, who assumed the identity of a suave international tycoon, set out to gain entry by seducing mob widow Adrienne DeBlanc. However, when Seth laid on the continental charm to sweet-talk the lonely socialite into kissing and telling, he reeled from his startlingly protective—intensely passionate—feelings for the fragile beauty who was desperate to get out from under the crime syndicate's control. Seth had sworn to uphold the law, yet his love and loyalty were at war when this high-stakes case took an explosive turn!