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Obstetrician Andrew McKinley was intrigued by his new single tenant and neighbor, who looked about ready to pop—and also about ready to jump down the throat of anyone who even hinted that she might need some help. So he knew he should not get involved. But with Claudia showing every sign of labor, what could he do but come to her aid?
Manhattan accountant Claudia Nelson was a self-confessed control freak. Research, plans, schedules—that was her approach to everything, including having her baby. Suddenly nothing was happening as she'd expected. Because after going to so much trouble to go it alone, how could the man on her doorstep turn out to be her knight in shining scrubs?
There was a time I thought I'd be with Jake forever. When "Stacey and Jake" were the perfect couple. But after I got pregnant on prom night, everything changed. Now I'm a divorced mother of two—and I can't believe that Jake's back in my life. Because this doctor might be medicine that's just too bitter to swallow….
Still reeling from learning her late sister had borne a child, lawyer Meg Jonas prepared to confront her niece's father with a custody suit. But Adam Callahan had a bombshell, too—news even more shocking than Meg's own inexplicable attraction to the dashing doctor she'd meant to despise….
Adam had no intention of losing his beloved daughter to anyone—or anything. Desperate to save little Amy, he turned to the one woman who could help. Adam realized it might be dangerous to let Meg into his and Amy's lives—yet it was far more dangerous not to….
When Alicia McKinley agreed to a whirlwind Las Vegas wedding, she'd been swept away by the sheer romance of it all. How could she not say "I do" to Michael James McKinley, the gorgeous doctor who offered her everything she'd ever dreamed of? Still, after years of coming in second to MJ's career, it was time to say "I don't" to the workaholic husband who took her totally for granted.
But MJ is not a man who gives up without a fight. He and Alicia might not have a perfect marriage, but now that he knows what is on the line, he is determined to risk everything—including his heart—for a second chance with his wife!
Then Nick discovered he was guardian of an orphaned baby boy….
Nick was surprised—absolutely shocked! What did he know about bottles or baby booties? Thank goodness his assistant, Cecelia, was there to help him. But as they spent intimate moments together, Nick found that now he was dreaming…that he could make shy, sexy Cecelia his wife!
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If only Jodie Palmer could figure out what that was. Because for most of the last year—after a horrific car crash—she'd been in a coma. Now she's out, back in the arms of her overprotective family. And strangely, someone else's arms, as well—the devastatingly handsome attorney Devlin Browne, whom she'd just started dating before the accident.
But what did Devlin want with her? Why wouldn't her family let her be alone with him?
And as Jodie stormed Devlin's home and rang his bell looking for answers, she had one more question—who was that tiny baby in his arms?
For months, heiress Lauren Van Schuyler didn't know the identity of the man who'd saved her life and that of her unborn child. He'd kept her calm and safe, then slipped away in the chaos of their rescue. But when she met her new bodyguard, Daniel Lachlan, her pulse leaped and her heart cried out, It's him!
The handsome single father of twins tried to keep things strictly professional between them. Yet in Daniel's care, Lauren felt secure and cherished as never before. As her body blossomed, so did her feelings for her reluctant hero. Could Daniel's honorable intentions stand up to the fiery mom-to-be's determination to follow her heart…right into Daniel's arms?
It should have been Nate Ridgeway's promotion. Instead his hotelier boss had given the job to his pampered, flighty daughter, Atlanta Sheridan, and now Nate had to "babysit" her in her new role!
Although Atlanta Sheridan (Lannie to her friends) looked every inch the society heiress, Nate soon discovered it was just a front. Poised perfection masked the warm, intelligent, funny person beneath. Nate didn't want to even like her, let alone find her attractive. For a man famous for always Doing The Right Thing, sleeping with the boss's daughter seemed so wrong! And then the bombshell, which he suspected could be distinctly career limiting—the heiress was now expecting his baby!
When Lucas Halliday saw Reba Grant for the first time in months, he was in for a shock: Reba was pregnant—with his baby—and she'd just gone into labor!
Reba couldn't believe it—this baby was coming way too early. And Lucas was hardly supposed to be her birthing partner. For she'd thought—and feared?—that she'd seen the last of the billionaire businessman, despite all that had happened between them. Now, with their tiny daughter fighting for survival, Reba was surprised to realize Lucas was a loving, devoted father. And that gave her hope—that maybe Lucas had potential as a husband, too….
Jacinda had run to Sydney to lose a man, not find one. So why couldn't she forget Callan Woods, the Australian who'd looked every inch the handsome cowboy?
An ex-scriptwriter from L.A. and a cattle station owner—Jacinda knew they were an unlikely combination. Yet both were single parents with a chemistry between them almost too much to bear—until Jacinda discovered that Callan had a block of his own. His love held the power to heal her, but could Jacinda's do the same for him? Their future was riding on it….
When successful millionaire businessman Ben Radford first met Rowena, he thought her frosty and uptight. But once Rowena started designing his garden, he was determined to discover why she'd put up such steely barriers—by taking them down, layer by layer….
Discovering the beautiful, sensual woman underneath was a revelation! It was just as he hoped; he would help her overcome the past and then he would move on. After all, his divorce had taught him that he couldn't offer more than a temporary affair.
But Rowena had come along way from mousy wimp she'd once been. She decided that she could help Ben believe in love again: she'd give him the makeover of a lifetime!
Daisy Cherry hasn't seen rugged landscaper Tucker Reid for ten years. Not since the wedding between him and her sister had been called off, just before the big day!
Now she's hired a landscaper to fix the grounds of her parents' Adirondack resort, Spruce Bay. Yes, it's Tucker—he's the best man for the job. Surely that's okay after all this time?
Er…no. Her parents go mad. Her big sister disapproves. And her younger sister, Tucker's ex, doesn't know—yet. And none of them know that the instant, wild, intense attraction between Daisy and Tucker has bubbled into a secret affair. That would be explosive. Dynamite. But when it's this good with Tucker, isn't it worth the family fallout…?
Independent Lee knew she had a cushy life in Aspen. A great job as a ski instructor, a luxury home (well, the caretaker's apartment, but it was right on the slopes). And a new fling with new coworker Mac Wheeler. He was handsome, athletic, sexy—the après-ski had just gotten a whole lot better!
Only it was never meant to get serious. She's pregnant. Mac's baby, conceived at Christmas. Overnight, her plans change: she's moving back East to work at the family hotel with her sisters. But the real shock is...Mac has followed her. Yes, 1,700 miles, determined to be…what? Angry? Sure. Daddy? Guess so. Husband…? Who knew…
Shallis hadn't been expecting to find him sitting in his father's chair in the small-town law practice: Jared Starke. Devastatingly goodlooking. Hotshot big-city corporate lawyer. And the former Miss Tennessee had also not expected a meeting about the mysteries of her late grandmother's estate to lead to a sizzling secret affair….
But it had. And how! And now Shallis was unexpectedly, accidentally, pregnant. With Jared's baby…
Of course, she had to tell him. Only, she had no idea that Jared had just received another pretty major piece of fatherhood news. One that would rock his very foundations….
A DOUBLE BUNDLE OF JOY!
Surrogate mother Julie Gregory was suddenly the only mother for the beloved baby she was carrying. And the baby's handsome father wasn't even aware she or the baby existed! Yet millionaire businessman Tom Callahan didn't intend to give up parental rights to his sudden heir. He insisted on an ice-cold marriage of convenience….
But the red-hot love Julie felt for her new husband wasn't the biggest surprise of all. They were expecting two bundles of joy—twins! Still, the pregnant bride knew her heart would always be empty without the most precious gift of all…Tom's love.
Sometimes small packages can lead to the biggest surprises!
Burned-out doctor Scarlett McKinley needed a hero…and sexy cop Daniel Porter fit the bill. The problem was, when she'd met him six years ago while rebounding from a divorce, their five-alarm affair hadn't been enough to keep them together. But now that a serious ordeal put her in close quarters with the man who still sent her pulse racing, it was time to find out if the second time's the charm.
Sworn to protect and serve, Daniel knew his connection to Scarlett went deeper than that. He'd let their different social circles take her from his arms once, but he wouldn't let it happen again. Because now he was determined to heal her with love that will last a lifetime!
Wealthy businessman Gino di Bartoli Vouldn't put his finger on exactly what was different about the high-profile horticulturist he'd hired to "landscape his villa. But somehow "Rowena" seemed warmer, sexier, more vivacious…and he was suddenly attracted to her! Even more, she'd connected with his troubled, motherless daughter. Hearing his little girl's laughter was music to his ears. But as he tried to find out the truth about "Rowena," dare he risk his baby girl's newfound happiness? And dare he believe that the impostor under his roof was actually the right woman who could transform his house into a home?
Lauren Van Schuyler tardó varios meses en conocer la identidad del hombre que le había salvado la vida a ella y al hijo que llevaba dentro. Él la había tranquilizado y luego había desaparecido en mitad del caos. Pero nada más ver a Daniel Lachlan, su nuevo guardaespaldas, el corazón le dio un vuelco, ¡era él! El guapo padre soltero intentaba que su relación se limitara al terreno profesional. Sin embargo, Lauren se sentía demasiado segura y valorada junto a Daniel. Y, a medida que pasaba el tiempo, se iba intensificando lo que sentía por el esquivo héroe. ¿Podría resistirse Daniel al empeño de la futura madre de hacerse un hueco entre sus brazos... y en su corazón?
Four days ago, Libby McGraw had never even heard of Brady Buchanan. But if his claim was true, her carefully constructed life was about to be blown apart. One glance at the silky-haired baby cradled in Brady's arms told Libby more than any blood test could. Her adopted daughter had an identical twin sister!
Libby wanted to believe she was only marrying Brady to keep the girls together, but her heart wasn't buying that malarkey. Not when the feel of Brady's lips on hers told her they might be destined for a more powerful union….
Connor Callahan had just met Allie Todd, but he immediately felt an overwhelming need to protect her. And to understand why she turned to ice whenever she held her baby niece. He sensed that beautiful Allie was weathering her own storm—one even fiercer than the snowstorm that had stranded them in a remote cabin. Her combination of strength and vulnerability tore at his once-restless heart. But it was only after he saved Allie from a near tragic accident that he suspected her innermost secret. What if baby Jane wasn't Allie's niece, but her daughter…?
Lee sabía que tenía una vida muy cómoda en Aspen. Un buen trabajo como instructora de esquí, un apartamento al lado de las pistas y una aventura con su nuevo compañero de trabajo, Mac Wheeler. Era guapo, atlético y sexy; y después de esquiar lo pasaban muy bien.
Pero no se suponía que fuera a ser algo serio. Así que cuando se quedó embarazada, sus planes cambiaron de un día para otro: volvió al Estado de Nueva York para trabajar en el hotel familiar con sus hermanas. Sin embargo, el auténtico shock fue que Mac la siguiera. Sí, más de tres mil kilómetros, para… ¿qué? "¿Discutir?" Seguro. "¿Ser papá?" Lo parecía. "¿Ser esposo?" Imposible saberlo.
The engagement of wealthy Australian rancher Dustin Tanner is just the scoop journalist Shay Russell needs to save her flagging career. But when she races to the Outback to interview the happy couple, she finds the story's gone bust. And then a sudden storm leaves her trapped on the ranch—with a man who looks like he'd do anything to get her out of there….
Dustin's learned the hard way that urban career women and the Outback don't mix. Well…maybe they mix a little. Because Shay and Dustin, despite their better judgment, can't keep their eyes—or their hands!—off each other.
They're about to learn that every action has its consequences. And their consequence should present itself in about eight and a half months…
Ever since Today's Woman called Brant Smith the hottest property in the Outback, he'd been hounded by unsuitable women. So when a fancy red car pulled up in his driveway, he thought it was another. And the reality was no better—Misha, a friend of his sister's, was a European princess escaping her fiancé!
But Misha had a plan for both of them—get rid of those unwanted suitors of Brant's by disguising her identity and proclaiming herself his fiancée. Only, the plan worked a little too well—for the princess and the sheep rancher were falling, hard, for each other. Was the game up? Or had it just begun?
Ugyanolyan lány voltam, mint ezer másik. Beleszerettem egy fiúba, aki nem kért belőlem, amikor komolyra fordult a helyzet, emlékszik vissza Addie, amikor tizenhárom év után viszontlátja fiatalkori szerelmét, Skipet. Mindig a régi nóta… Lehetséges vajon, hogy egy ilyen történet jól végződjön? Talán igen, de ahhoz gyógyírt kell találni a régi sebekre…
Lilian Darcy: Járat: törölve
Alkotói válság és egy fenyegetőző volt férj keseríti meg Jacinda és a kislánya életét. Az asszonynak menekülnie kell, és kétségbeesésében annál a férfinál rejtőzik el, akit alig ismer. Azt azonban tudja róla, hogy Ausztrália legeldugottabb vidékén él, és ő biztonságban érzi magát mellette. Callan farmját azonban csak hetente egy repülőjárat köti össze a világgal…
Kimerültek a lelki tartalékai Scarlettnek, a gyermekorvosnőnek. Szabadságot vesz ki, és bátyja tanácsára hallgatva elindul a békés vermonti vidékre, hogy pihenjen, és újragondolja az életét. Amikor útközben súlyos rosszullét fogja el, véletlenül Daniel, az éppen arra járó rendőr segít rajta. Nem idegenek egymás számára: évekkel ezelőtt rövid, ám annál szenvedélyesebb viszony volt köztük. És hamar kiderül, hogy a vonzalom azóta se lanyhult…
Abigail Gordon: Derült égből lánykérés
„Ne várj rám! Felejts el!” – mondta Nathan, mielőtt felszállt az Afrikába induló gépre. Ez már évekkel ezelőtt történt; Libby, a vidéki doktornő azóta beletörődött, hogy végleg elveszítette vonzó kollégáját, élete nagy szerelmét. Nathan azonban most újra felbukkan a faluban, és éppen a szomszéd lakásba költözik be a kisfiával. De éri még Libbyt ennél nagyobb meglepetés is…
A&E doctor Byron Black hoped to make a new life for himself and his daughter. Maybe even date a little. As a single parent, it had been too long. He knew he would cope with the pace of the emergency department, but was unprepared for the overwhelming passion that hit him when he met paramedic Hayley Kennett.
Drawn into an intense and secret affair, Hayley realized, too late, Byron could offer nothing more. He lost his heart when he lost Tori's mother. Having reawakened his ardor, Hayley now had to rescue his emotions.