"You're the father."
After leaving her late cousin's baby on the Dalton doorstep, Grace Templeton poses as a nanny to discover which of the billionaire twins is the father. Grace promised to protect the child, but she didn't plan to fall for the seductive brother she learns is the daddy.
For single dad Blake, there's only one priority—protecting his daughter from whatever secrets Grace won't reveal. He'll get the truth from her—any way he can. And until she talks, he'll keep the temptress at his side all day…all night.
Not as the nanny, but as his wife!
Back from his tour of duty, wealthy Nevada rancher Justin Slade gets the shock of his life. The woman who shared his bed eighteen months ago is in his hometown with a son in tow…who looks just like Justin!
Katherine Grady is hiding a dark past, but when she realizes Justin seduced her under false pretenses, she's livid…even if she still finds him as irresistible as ever. Will their secrets keep them apart, or will her hero fight for what's his?
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Jilted by her ex-fiancé, Jessica Holcomb finds refuge at her former brother-in-law's beachfront Southern California mansion. There she discovers country superstar Zane Williams still hunkering down after the devastating loss of his wife.
These two wounded souls find their easy friendship healing. So Jess's sudden attraction to Zane comes as a complete shock. Even more shocking, Zane's acting like a jealous boyfriend, running interference with men who show interest. Is he just being overprotective? The answer becomes clear when Jess ends up in his bed…
Left to care for her late sister's baby, Mia D'Angelo goes on a secret mission to find out if the missing father would make good daddy material. But when she tracks down Adam Chase at his beachfront mansion, her plan spins out of control and they're soon dating!
It isn't long before the reclusive billionaire realizes Mia's keeping a huge secret about the child he never knew he had. Can this guarded man learn to trust Mia after her initial deception…and trust himself around this incredibly sexy woman?
All millionaire businessman Cody Landon wanted for Christmas was sweet payback. Superstar singer Sarah Rose had betrayed him for the limelight—and now she'd taste his revenge. He'd seduce her, then leave her forever. But Cody didn't count on being hungry for more.
Or on the resulting pregnancy. To save her image and career, Sarah Rose would have to marry him. Giving Cody what he'd wanted all along: all access—all the time. Once their baby was born, he'd divorce her. Or would his Christmas bride get what she wanted?
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THE BILLIONAIRE'S DADDY TEST
Moonlight Beach Bachelors
by USA TODAY bestselling author Charlene Sands
Mia D'Angelo will not turn over her niece to the baby's unsuspecting father until she knows the reclusive billionaire is daddy material. But when Adam Chase uncovers her ruse, he's ready to make his own very personal demands…
LONE STAR BABY BOMBSHELL
by Lauren Canan
It isn't until after their one-night stand that Kelly realizes Jace isn't just a handsome cowboy—he's an award-winning actor and a notorious playboy. Now that he's back in town, how will she tell him he's a father?
A ROYAL AMNESIA SCANDAL
by Jules Bennett
After her royal boss's accident, assistant Kate Barton must pretend to be the fiancée he doesn't remember leaving. But soon her romantic role becomes all too real. How will she explain her pregnancy when his memory returns?
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THE MISSING HEIR (Billionaires and Babies)
By USA TODAY bestseller Barbara Dunlop
When tragedy struck, Amber took care of Cole's infant half brother. Yet a custody battle soon forces Cole to claim the child…and lie to the woman he can't seem to resist. Will he ever win Amber's trust?
SCANDALOUSLY EXPECTING HIS CHILD (The Billionaires of Black Castle)
By USA TODAY bestseller Olivia Gates
Reclaiming his heritage means everything to Raiden Kuroshiro, until his passion for Scarlett Delacroix threatens all of his plans…and her life. Will he give up everything he thought he wanted to keep her and his baby?
HER UNFORGETTABLE ROYAL LOVER (Duchess Diaries)
By USA TODAY bestseller Merline Lovelace
Undercover agent Dominic St. Sebastian learns he's technically a royal duke. But when the woman who discovered his heritage is attacked, leaving her with amnesia, it seems the only person the bewildered beauty remembers is him…
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ONE SECRET NIGHT, ONE SECRET BABY (Moonlight Beach Bachelors)
Though Hollywood heartthrob Dylan McKay has no memory of that fateful night with his sister's best friend, he must face the music. He's made her pregnant and will make her his bride. But soon the shocking, unforgettable truth emerges…
THE SEAL'S SECRET HEIRS (Texas Cattleman's Club: Lies and Lullabies)
A former SEAL comes home to his greatest challenge yet—surprise fatherhood of secret twins—only to discover his high school sweetheart is his children's social worker. Will the first-time father get a second shot at real love?
HIS SECRETARY'S SURPRISE FIANCÉ (Bayou Billionaires)
Winning at any cost might work on the football field, but will demanding a fake engagement really keep billionaire sportsman Dempsey Reynaud's alluring assistant in his life?
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Hidden Heart by Lindsay McKenna
After being ambushed in Afghanistan, weapons sergeant Dan Taylor promises a fallen soldier he'll look out for his sister, Cait. But when Dan awakens wounded at a Pearl Harbor hospital, it's Cait, a physical therapist, who's assigned to his care. Now he must protect the woman he secretly loves from himself.
Desert Heat by Merline Lovelace
Ty only wants what's rightfully his, and then he's gone, but not even family secrets and Summer's seemingly deep betrayal can keep him from remembering the good times he had with the preacher's sweet, beautiful daughter, once upon a time. Summer is more woman than he expected...
Will Ty seize his second chance, uncover the real truths of the past, and claim Summer's love again?
After one steamy night together years ago, Gina had run from Wade—it was the only way she could save her heart. But now she feared she was falling for her boss all over again. And this time, she knew the powerful CEO wasn't about to let her go.
Widower Tyler Kincaide never wanted to marry again. But he needed someone special to help raise his rambunctious daughter. Lily Brody had morals, and yet Tyler couldn't understand her refusal of him. She got under his skin. Soon, Tyler wanted to give her everything—family, marriage…and his love. The question was, would she accept him?
Cowboy Chance Worth gets more than he bargains for when he saves damsel in distress Lizzie Mitchell. He has come to Red Ridge, Arizona, to rescue her family's failing ranch and find Lizzie a suitable husband. Too bad it wouldn't be honorable to keep the little spitfire for himself!
Lizzie may be innocent, but she's not naive. Fully determined to find her own way in life, she doesn't welcome Chance's intrusion. But when he plans to leave she realizes she may not be ready to see the back of him just yet!
Texan Trent Tyler had never met a deal he couldn't conquer—or a woman, for that matter. Now the success of his Arizona hotel project required him to do what he did best: seduce a lady into submission. The irony? What Trent needed most from Julia Lowell was her brains.
With memories of their torrid weekend affair still fresh in their minds, Trent easily convinced Julia to become an employee…with benefits. But when she discovered the truth behind her hire, who would come out on top?
The night she'll never forget…is a night he can't remember
Audrey Thomas can't forget the night of passion she shared with Lucas Slade, the man she's loved for years. But it seems the sexy, superrich rancher has no clue who warmed his bed!
The mystery seductress at his Lake Tahoe retreat was Audrey? His best friend's off-limits kid sister? Now she's back at Sunset Ranch…and having his baby! Honor bound to do the right thing, Lucas never reckons she'll say I won't to his proposal—or that she'll settle for nothing less than all this cowboy has to give.
Having recovered from amnesia, Alex del Toro has a new mission—expose his kidnapper, and regain his fiancée's love. Though he moved to Royal, Texas, under false pretenses, there's nothing false about his feelings for the ravishing Cara Windsor—who also happens to be his business rival's daughter.
Cara's instincts tell her to stay away from a man who lied to her, who tried to steal her family's company. Except she has a secret, too—she's pregnant with his child.
Clint Hayworth had returned to the Double H to find his father's too-young, too-attractive widow in charge. The woman had to be a gold digger—so why couldn't Clint stop thinking about her?
Tess Morgan-Hayworth couldn't sit by and watch the ranch be destroyed. It was the only place she'd ever felt safe. So she would have to face up to this stubborn, hardheaded, gorgeous Texan, and tame him….
But Tess wasn't sure she could hold out against the sexy cowboy for long!
Juan Carlos Salazar II never thought he'd become King of Alma. But when an explosive family secret leaves him next in line for the throne, he's ready.
Until he catches a glimpse of Princess Portia Lindstrom at the coronation. Because it's love at first sight with this mysterious woman. But Portia's secrets test the power of his devotion and Juan Carlos is tempted to throw duty out the window. Sorely tempted.
Soon he must choose between commitment to country and family…or his own heart.
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So what if former rodeo champion turned construction mogul Casey Thomas is back…living right next door? Susanna Hart is busy running her Sweet Susie's pastry business and raising her two-year-old cousin. Why pay any attention to the man who took her virginity ten years ago, then left town?
Casey still feels guilty for taking advantage of his little sister's best friend. A helping hand is just what her business—and his conscience—need. But guilt isn't his only motivation. Casey's got a sweet tooth for Susie. And the more she resists, the sweeter it gets!
This elegant hotel on the lush Hawaiian island of Maui was everything Vanessa Dupree had dreamed of. Working here meant she could take the sweet revenge she had reserved for Brock Tyler, the ruthless tycoon who owned the resort. She'd destroy his business, paying him back for what he'd done to her family. But was this devastatingly handsome—and dangerously charming—man beginning to suspect his new "right-hand woman"? And was that the real reason for the sizzling seduction that was making it so hard to keep her mind on sabotage…?
The last thing Kane Jackson wanted was a wife—especially one who did what she pleased whenever she pleased! But now he was saddled with a coppery-haired bundle of determination and desire named Molly McGuire, who tempted him in many, many ways….
"You don't belong here, Sophia."
Sophia Montrose is no stranger to Sunset Ranch. Not after the scorching kiss Logan Slade once shared with the alluring Spanish beauty in high school. Now she's back—to claim a share of his family's Nevada spread. Logan wants to hate her. After all, she's a Montrose.
Sophia hasn't forgotten that stolen moment with Logan—even if it was part of a cruel bet. Fifteen years later, she's staring into the rugged cowboy's cold black eyes…and determined to stand her ground. But will she lose her footing in the quicksand of their unquenchable love-hate passion?
THE INVESTIGATOR: Special Agent Marsh Henderson.
THE SUSPECT: Becky Smith…or was it Lauren?
Marsh Henderson's mission was to find the lone witness to a drive-by shooting. He had a description and a name. The description—long-legged, sensuous, beautiful—fit the woman he found. But the name…
The woman in front of him claimed to be Lauren—not Becky—Smith. But, Marsh decided, he could still use her as bait. Even though he'd located the wrong sister. Or had he?
OUT OF HARM'S WAY by Lindsay McKenna
After Madison Duncan is kidnapped, Navy SEAL Travis Cooper must bring her back home. He deftly recovers her from a dangerous force, but never expects such a strong attraction…and a love he never saw coming.
ANY TIME, ANY PLACE by Merline Lovelace
Duke Carmichael, an Air Force combat controller, takes on an assignment to smoke out a terrorist. His cover is to be the husband of his new partner, gorgeous operative Anna Solov. When they receive conflicting orders, can they trust their own instincts—and each other?
Cole Bradshaw knew Kate Malone was many things—passionate, proud, intelligent and the woman he loved. But if she didn't know that a woman's place was hearth and home, they had no hope for a happy ending!
SHE SEEMED DETERMINED TO BREAK IT!
They had been best friends all through childhood. Now she was saloon owner Miss Kate, and he was Sheriff Bradshaw, rugged, righteous—and set on shutting her down! But despite their differences, his slightest glance still made her insides flutter like a hummingbird.
A wild weekend changes Gina St. Sebastian's life, but one thing won't change—her marital status. Ambassador Jack Mason, the dashing, arrogant father of her unborn baby, can forget about a marriage of convenience. She's perfectly capable without him. Never mind the heat between them. That's pregnancy hormones!
Jack will deploy his formidable charms to do what's right—marriage for the baby's sake. Yet the more he tries to convince Gina, the more he realizes he wants her as much as he wants his child….
He'd kept a promise to marry his best friend's widow. But even an obligatory marriage could not diminish the hunger vintner Tony Carlino still felt for Rena Montgomery. Foolishly, he'd walked away from her once before…and she had never forgiven him. As far as she was concerned, no one would be toasting this arrangement anytime soon.
She had married Tony only for the safety his name—and money—would give her, her winery…and her unborn child. Never could she allow herself to reveal the desire she felt for her new husband. For their marriage was meant to be only about business. Neither dared speak one word about love.
Undercover agent Dominic St. Sebastian never expected to be dubbed a duke. The resulting media frenzy puts his name in the headlines and his undercover career on hold. And it's all the fault of his cousin's dowdy research assistant Natalie Clark, who dug up the information…then showed up on Dom's doorstep with a case of amnesia!
So why is Dom suddenly finding her so unforgettable? Could it be that Natalie isn't what she seems? One thing's certain: their undeniable magnetism is about to take them on a royally wild ride!
When the glossy magazine where Lady Sarah St. Sebastian works as an editor names Devon Hunter one of the Ten Sexiest Single Men, he is besieged by embarrassing attention. The perfect revenge? Force Sarah to play his fiancée during a business trip to Paris. Because of a recent family indiscretion, Sarah must agree if she wants to protect the St. Sebastian name. But in the City of Lights, their fake engagement unexpectedly leads to real desire—and dangerous complications….
He'd returned to Napa Valley strictly to help run the family winery…not be distracted by a beauty on the staff. CEO Joe Carlino had made the mistake of indulging in an office romance once before, and everything about Ali Pendrake practically screamed "make me your woman!"
Frustrated that her boss was judging her solely by her looks, Ali committed to a total reverse makeover. Ironically, when she transformed from glittery Cinderella to mousey plain Jane, she really caught the wealthy bachelor's eye. Yet as they moved from boardroom to bedroom, she wondered if Joe would ever see—or love—the real Ali.
USAF Lieutenant Samantha Spade is in the heat of the west Texas desert testing a dog-like robot for military use, when the device leads her and her team to a pick-up truck. The driver comes at them with a gun-and is shot in self-defense by Sam's friend. And then a gruesome discovery is made: three human heads in a cooler in the back of the truck.
Because the dead man was on the FBI's most wanted list, Sam stands to get a hefty reward. Too bad the technology to keep her shady ex-husband from sniffing out cash has yet to be invented. His appearance, along with frightening issues from her boyfriend's past, make it hard to tell just who is responsible for the pipe-wielding thug who attacks her. All Sam knows is that her luck has taken a doggone turn for the worse...
Texas is the perfect place for holiday heat—exactly what Dr. Anastazia St. Sebastian needs before making the biggest decision of her career. Enter hunky shipping billionaire Mike Brennan, who insists on buying her dinner after she saves his nephew. But one night leads to more. And even three days of fun in the sun—and in Mike's bedroom—aren't enough. This doc of royal descent wants to fall in love…but how can she when what Mike wants is the one thing she can never give?
The passionate, impulsive evening Tagg Worth had spent in the arms of brown-eyed beauty Callie Sullivan was madness. Visions of their tryst still haunted him, but their one-night stand was a mistake the wealthy rancher swore he would not repeat. Hawk Sullivan's daughter was strictly off-limits—especially since Hawk's main goal in life was to put Tagg out of business.
Then, suddenly, there was a baby on the way. His baby. Tagg vowed to do the right thing, no matter what it cost him. But his inconvenient new bride tempted his solitary heart down a path a Worth didn't dare follow….
"Are You My Baby's Mother?"
Billionaire Alex Dalton has had more than his share of women. But now he needs just one—Julie Bartlett, the fiery redhead who'd once given him the hottest night of his life. Was she the mother who had left a baby on the Dalton doorstep? When a paternity test proves inconclusive, he needs Julie's DNA to determine if it is Alex or his twin brother who's now a father. But when Julie refuses to cooperate, Alex vows to tempt her into giving him everything he wants.
Cowboy entrepreneur Jackson Worth wakes up next to trouble…literally. His new business partner, boot boutique owner Sammie Gold, should have been off-limits, but something about her sweet vulnerability has gotten under his skin. Working with her is torture, as are the memories of what happened in Vegas….
A one-night stand with the cowboy? What on earth was Sammie thinking? Jackson Worth is drop-dead gorgeous and completely out of her league. But if Sammie wants her happily-ever-after, she'll have to shed her girl-next-door image to seduce the confirmed bachelor once and for all!
No one walked away from this Texas mogul…especially not his wife! So when Cara chose to leave rather than play second fiddle to his company, Kevin plotted his revenge. Four years later, she returned, intent on finalizing their divorce. But Cara had no clue that Kevin had constructed the perfect payback plan. It's a wager she can't refuse. The divorce would be official…if she agreed to one last week of playing house. And nothing would be off-limits.
The passionate evening Tagg Worth had spent with Callie Sullivan was a mistake the wealthy rancher swears he'll never repeat. As the daughter of his most bitter rival, Callie is off-limits. But when their tryst leads to a baby, Tagg vows to do the right thing, no matter what it costs him. Even his solitary heart.
THE COWBOY'S PRIDE
An insurmountable difference drove rancher Clayton Worth and his wife, Trish, apart. But when Trish returns to Red Ridge, Arizona, Clayton realizes a year of separation hasn't slaked his desire for his soon-to-be ex-wife. They'd thought it was over…but their hearts have other ideas.
The setting was picture-postcard perfect; the hero, bonafide royalty. Sabrina's worst fear was that she would wake up and discover it was all a dream. Duke—and doctor—Marco Calvetti had almost run her off the road. Now Sabrina was playing houseguest in his Amalfi-coast villa. Marco's romantic words and skilled hands gave new meaning to the term "bedside manner," but his brooding eyes hid secret wounds…or was it a secret agenda? Either way, the duke promised her a New Year's she would never forget.…
For Macy Tarlington, the only good part of seeing her legendary mother's possessions sold at auction is ogling Carter McCay, the tall Texan who buys the famous diamond ring. Even better is seeing him again when he rescues her from the paparazzi like a white knight in a Stetson.
Carter whisks her to safety at Wild River Ranch, hiding her identity by day and lusting after her by night. Yes, he's sworn off love. But with the Hollywood runaway starring in his every fantasy, Carter may find Macy too much temptation—even for a hard-hearted cowboy.
All Mac knew about his "Jane Doe" was that her demeanor left little doubt she came from money. He had no idea why she had traveled to his Colorado town, but he was determined to uncover the secrets locked behind her beautiful eyes — any way he could.
Amor was on the menu…
And Rory Burke was intent on having Caroline Walters as the main course.
This meeting he'd arranged in beautiful Tossa de Mar was no mere business transaction. Having learned the truth about his long-ago lover, Rory had gone to great lengths to orchestrate this Valentine reunion in sunny Spain. His plan? To lure Caro back into his bed—as his bride. With his powers of persuasion, the high-powered executive was certain he would get his way—until the power of pasión turned the tables on him….
The highway collision had brought together more than their two vehicles. Suddenly businessman Nick Carlino was face-to-face with a woman from his past…and her five-month-old baby. Though they hadn't seen each other in years, Nick offered Brooke Hamilton and her child shelter after the crash. It was the right thing to do as they got back on their feet.
But how could something so right feel so wrong? Having Brooke under his roof brought back memories the billionaire would rather have kept forgotten. And passions he needed to control. Nothing short of Carlino Vineyards' legacy hung in the balance….
When military gadget girl USAF Lieutenant Samantha Spade tests the latest experimental goggles, she spots a sniper aiming for Sergeant Diane Roth. The assailant is taken out-but the high-level investigation is just beginning.
Jake Griffin wasn't the kind of man a woman could expect to settle down. And yet he wanted to marry her, strictly for the sake of the baby. But she was coming to realize that she wanted so much more than this hard, solitary man was offering her—and she couldn't bring herself to settle for less....
He'd been ready to move on, to marry a woman who'd provide him with heirs. But a year of separation hasn't slaked rancher Clayton Worth's raging desire for his soon-to-be ex-wife. And Trish is as unpredictable as ever. Her mysterious reluctance to have kids was what drove them apart. Now Trish is back in Red Ridge, mother to a baby girl. The irony is maddening.
Trish urgently needs to finalize their divorce before Clayton's irresistible charm can melt her resolve. Because his touch awakens a consuming hunger that hasn't died. They'd thought it was all over between them…but their hearts have other ideas.
A case of mistaken identity landed Devon McShay on the receiving end of a mind-blowing kiss—from her new client! CEO Cal Logan was an undeniably handsome man, and despite their business relationship, Devon couldn't help thinking about kissing him again.
When a crippling ice storm traps them in Salzburg for Christmas, sharing a room is their only option. And sharing a bed becomes their pleasure. Could this passionate encounter evolve into anything more than a holiday affair?
Playing the part of Gillian Ridgeway's tourist husband might be OMEGA operative Mike Callahan's toughest assignment yet. Keeping his hands off the too-young, too-innocent, stunning novice field agent while they were supposed to act all lovey-dovey? Right. He'd have to rely on all his torture training and focus on their mission: to track down the source of a potentially deadly virus in Hong Kong.
When their job was complicated by pint-sized scam artists who wiggled their way into Mike's heart, Gillian knew her undercover husband wasn't as jaded as he claimed. But to turn their cover into a real-life arrangement, first they'd have to come home alive.
A hard-bitten bounty hunter has no time for love...
Heiress Emma Marie Rourke is naive, innocent and very, very determined. She'll find her outlaw father and make it as a singer.
Bodine-just Bodine-has promises to keep. And looking for some spoiled flibbertigibbet runaway isn't top of his list. But, dammit, his conscience won't let him rest until he finds her. And at least there's a reward for retrieving her.
Protecting Emma isn't the easy job he expects it to be. Bodine is startled when he can't get his mind-or his hands-off Emma's diminutive figure! He's sworn to keep her safe-but who will save her from him?
"She who finds it is a messenger from the goddess herself.…"
When Jaci Thornton finds a seemingly worthless scarab in a Cairo street, the timid librarian morphs from vacationer to adventurer. Unwittingly, she's fulfilled an ancient Egyptian prophecy, and unless sexy OMEGA agent Deke Griffin can protect her from its consequences, she may end up in Cairo's City of the Dead! Convincing Deke that she's innocent—not a part of a terrorist plot against Egypt—isn't easy. Seducing him is.
Passion must wait, though. With the real terrorists in pursuit of the scarab, Jaci flees with Deke to a deliciously sensual desert hideout. Jaci knows she's playing with fire, but this is her dream trip. Why not take a few scorch marks home as a souvenir?