More by Cathy Gillen Thacker
It's no surprise to see a package on Thad Garner's porch. Women are always leaving tempting offerings for the sexy E.R. doctor—and his reputation with the ladies is what makes Michelle Anderson keep her distance. But when Michelle hears a baby's cry, she realizes this is no ordinary delivery….
Thad opens his front door to find his gorgeous neighbor cradling an infant in her arms. Michelle is obviously instantly smitten with the mysterious baby. It seems as if the coolly professional attorney is also a natural mom.
When Thad finds out the baby is a relation, he sets out to adopt little William immediately…and who better to help than Michelle? But how does Thad tell her he wants her not just as a lawyer—but as a wife and mother?
When Rafferty Evans goes out in the pouring November rain to help a lost tourist find his way off his land, the rancher doesn't expect to return with an expectant mom.
Jacey Lambert isn't just pregnant—she's about to give birth.
Five hungry cowboys looking for a home-cooked meal isn't what Jacey imagined when she set out for the Texas Hill Country. Neither is having her baby delivered by Rafferty, a handsome widower who offered her shelter from the storm.
With an alluring cook in the kitchen and an irresistible infant in the bunkhouse, it's beginning to feel more like Christmas at the ranch. But mother and daughter have to move on eventually, and when— if—they do, Rafferty knows his fragile heart will break all over again. Unless Rafferty can convince Jacey there's only one thing her new family is lacking—him!
Wyatt Lockhart is bound to regret moving in with Adelaide Smythe. She's broken the Texas rancher's heart before, and their last spontaneous reunion resulted in a couple of surprises—twin babies! Wyatt won't shirk his fatherly duties, but being this close to Adelaide makes it hard to remember why he should stay far away.
Adelaide knows she hurt Wyatt, and she's determined never to do it again. Once they figure out how to share parenting duties, she'll give him enough space to keep both their hearts safe. But life together at the Circle H is already growing on her. For the sake of their family's future, can Wyatt forgive Adelaide for the past?
The baby buggy containing the pink-clad triplets arrives at the ranch with a note… asking Kurt McCabe to step up to the plate. Being a son of that honorable, family-first clan, he'd never turn his back on a person—three miniature persons—in need. But he can't do it alone. That's where Paige Chamberlain comes in.
The pediatric surgeon is ready to start her own family, with or without a husband. But foster parenting the adorable infant girls, even temporarily, is an offer no woman who longs for a child can resist. Even if it means sharing baby detail with the devilishly handsome vet…Paige's old childhood rival.
They may or may not be his, but Kurt's getting used to having the tiny tykes—and Paige—around the ranch. And he just thought of the perfect solution!
The Best Man In Laramie
She's no damsel in distress, but Shelley Meyerson may just need a white knight like deputy sheriff Colt McCabe. Thanks to her scheming ex-husband, Shelley's about to lose her home. The last person she wants to turn to for help is Colt, the guy who broke her heart the night of the high school prom. But now that she's back in Laramie, there's no avoiding him—especially when they're both serving in the same wedding party.
True, the handsome, gallant lawman is a valuable ally. And he seems genuinely interested in Shelley and her little boy. She could definitely use a friend…and maybe something more. Rekindling their romance is easy—but learning to trust again is hard. Especially when Shelley learns that Colt's been keeping a secret that could cost him his badge….
All Emily McCabe wants is for Dylan Reeves to pretend they're dating, so she can get her overprotective clan out of her life. But he flat-out refuses. So why does the sexy horse whisperer kiss her in front of the whole town? Could the untamable bachelor actually be dreaming of making a life with Laramie County's most willful woman?
A COWBOY TO MARRY
The only way for widow Libby Lowell to move on with her life is to leave Laramie, Texas. But Holden McCabe isn't letting Libby go. Not after she turned to him in her hour of need…and their passion created a baby. Is this their biggest mistake, or the second chance they've both been searching for?
On the last leg of his tour of duty, Captain Garrett Lockhart is summoned home to Laramie, Texas, to handle an urgent family matter—a scandal that could destroy the enduring legacy of the Lockharts. Except it's already being "handled" by Hope Winslow, a professional crisis manager.
Hope is also the beautiful single mother of the most adorable baby boy the Army doctor has ever seen. Garrett is resisting Hope's efforts at damage control—and pushing her clearly defined boundaries. Too bad she can't resist him…and fantasies of a future with her Lone Star soldier!
Few people in Laramie, Texas, know that Merri Duncan is actually the biological mother of her late sister's twins. Even fewer know that Chase Armstrong, and not his late brother, is their biological father. It's even news to Chase—and when he returns from military duty, he's determined to do the right thing by Merri, who's been raising the twins alone on the Broken Arrow ranch. It's time for a walk to the altar, for the sake of the children.
There's just one problem. Merri and Chase are, as they always have been, just friends—nothing more. Without love, their marriage can never be truly complete. Sticking it out may mean sacrificing their chances for future happiness. But maybe faith, hope and desire can bring these two newlyweds what they truly need. After all, it is the season of miracles.
A SECRET BABY BARGAIN?
Small Texas towns always have their secrets. Fortunately, no one in Laramie knows about Sage Lockhart's friends-with-benefits arrangement with hunky cowboy Nick Monroe. And now Sage wants something more from Nick—something that could change the very nature of their relationship. She wants to have his baby.
Nick's always wanted to take things with Sage to the next level. Maybe this wasn't exactly what he had in mind, but having a child with Sage is an adventure Nick can't refuse. Of course, neither of them knew just how complicated things could get. With a baby on the way and all their careful plans unraveling, Sage and Nick must face the one secret they've been hiding from themselves…and from each other.
Not only was Nora Hart Kingsley stranded in a blizzard, but she was stuck in her wedding gown! And she was attracting the attention of the far-too-good-looking lawman at the country roadside rest stop.
Nora blew in to Sheriff Sam Whittaker's county—and into his life—with the same gale force of the swirling snowstorm…and as surely took his breath away. Now it looked as though he and Nora would be holed up for the duration. Only, Sam aimed to convince her to stay with him for good. But first he'd have to get her out of that dress….
Nothing in his military training—or Texas upbringing—prepared Hart Sanders for rescuing a woman fleeing her own nuptials. But when the runaway bride is dangerously desirable Maggie McCabe, now working at his family ranch as a wedding planner of all things and bonding with his toddler son, Hart can't stop fantasies of domestic bliss.
Two years ago, Maggie ran from making the biggest mistake of her life as fast as her cowgirl boots would take her. Now the gorgeous ex-soldier and his adorable, blue-eyed boy are wreaking havoc with this McCabe daughter's hard-fought independence. Maggie just wants to help Hart create a stable, loving home for Henry…but doesn't stand a chance against their irresistible Lone Star charm!
They're Her Family Now…
Claire Olander is determined to create a loving, stable home for her newly orphaned niece and nephew. That means holding on to the sprawling Texas spread that's been in her family for generations.
Which is where Heath McPherson comes in.
The tall, dark and gorgeous banker has all sorts of ideas for getting Red Sage Ranch out of the red. But the more he hangs around this instant family, the less he can resist the spirited twins. And that goes double for their new single mother.
Can Heath help Claire work a miracle—one that will save her home and create a real home on the ranch for all of them?
So there's going to be an auction!
Name: Chance Cartwright
Biggest Achievement: Being the best horse trainer in Wyoming.
Men of Chance Cartwright's caliber were hard to find, and Madison Burnes needed, wanted, was determined to have him as the spokesman for her ad campaign. Even if it meant seducing him. She'd stop at nothing…but then…she hadn't bargained on morning sickness or falling in love with her prey!
"I Need A Mommy For My Daughter And I'm Willing To Marry To Get One."
Texas developer Grady McCabe is in the market for a wife—in name only. Alexis Graham's job is to find him the ideal candidate. But only one woman seems to fit the sexy single dad's conditions. And she's not available.
That doesn't stop Grady from popping the question to the widowed matchmaker. And the take-charge scion of the legendary McCabe clan isn't used to taking no for an answer.
Impossible as father and daughter are to resist, Alexis has her own rules for dating. Marrying for love is at the top of her list. So it looks as if she won't be getting her secret wish to be part of Grady's family. Unless she can change a certain Texan's mind and heart….
All Noelle Kringle wants for Christmas is a distraction from the very sexy Deputy McCabe. She hasn't felt anything like this since the death of her husband several years ago. And she sees her son, Mikey, responding to him like a father figure. However, despite what her heart tells her, Noelle knows it can never go anywhere. She has secrets in her past that make it impossible for her to be with a lawman like Kevin.
Then again, you can never underestimate the power of a Laramie, Texas Christmas….
John and Lilah McCabe have four of the sexiest sons Laramie, Texas, has ever seen—but no grandbabies! Now they're fixin' to get a whole passel of 'em.
Like his kin, Wade McCabe's word was as solid as his reputation. Bold and brash, he was an oilman to be reckoned with—and he'd met his match in Josie Lynn Corbett Wyatt!
Lucky for Wade, Josie didn't want any part in a McCabe baby-making scheme, wasn't looking to be a wife. She held her own with the guys at the rig, but no lady should be covered in that much grime—even if it looked cute. When Wade set out to evoke the softer side of Josie, it fueled his fantasies and verbal sparring. But what Josie didn't say fired Wade's desire to unlock the secrets of the woman....
Jen Carson made a promise to herself: no more powerful, controlling husbands.
So why is she letting herself be tempted by Matt Briscoe, surely the most alpha male in Laramie County? She only agreed to stay at the Triple B to create a series of commemorative bronze plaques for Matt's father. Not end up sharing taboo kisses with six feet four inches of irresistible cowboy.
A cowboy who also happens to be her client's son. Talk about mixing pleasure with business! And now Jen's suddenly the reluctant keeper of a Briscoe family secret. Which thrusts her into an even more heated conflict with Matt. No matter how strong her feelings for the studly rancher, Jen has so many good reasons to keep him from becoming a permanent part of her life.
Too bad her heart won't listen to her head….
As of Christmas Eve, Hank McCabe will lose his chance to bid on the Mesquite Ridge ranch. But ever since Ally Garrett delivered her ultimatum, Hank's more set than ever on snapping up her land. He's ready to build his future, and is crazy enough to think generosity would overtake the holiday-hating Ally this season. Apparently not!
Ally came home to say goodbye to her family ranch and sever her ties to Laramie County once and for all. Not find herself smooching with the hunkiest cowboy in Texas. And not having a litter of adorable golden retriever pups take over the house she's trying to sell!
It seems that with a McCabe around, things always get complicated. So it's time to make a choice—sell to the highest bidder, or give in to the spirit of the holiday. After all, what could be better than a cowboy under the mistletoe?
Three generations of Cartwright women have run the Four Winds cattle ranch, and Liz Cartwright is being pressed to keep the tradition going. But Liz wants to continue her legal practice in town, not spend her time working the land. She needs a man to do the heavy lifting!
Travis Anderson is also a big-city lawyer, claiming to be back in Laramie County with a desire to reconnect with his ranching roots. Only Liz isn't buying it. When it turns out her old flame is being sued for malpractice, Liz agrees to assist him in exchange for help around Four Winds. Now all she has to do is ignore the incredible chemistry she's always shared with the sexy cowboy.
The trouble is, if Liz helps Travis win his lawsuit, he'll leave the ranch—just as she's learning the benefits of having him around. What's a poor cowgirl to do?
With a busy career and three kids to feed, single father Dan Kingsland needs help to bring peace to his chaotic household! Hiring a professional chef is such a perfect solution, Dan doesn't notice the baby bump under Emily Stayton's coat.
Emily, after working on her career for so many years, is finally getting what she wants—a baby—and going where she wants: home to the peach orchard her family used to own. Then her ex-fiancé outbids her on the land and offers a compromise: a business relationship.
When Dan shares the joy of her baby's first kick, he realizes he's falling for his very temporary employee. His kids need a mom as much as her baby needs a dad. With Emily's old flame pressuring her to sign that contract, can Dan come up with his own compromise before it's too late?
Gearing up to be a single father to his newly adopted son could be the toughest job Nate Hutchinson has ever taken on. That's why the self-made millionaire hired makeover expert Brooke Mitchell to turn his lonely bachelor estate into a real home…and provide him with some much-needed parenting advice.
As a widow with a son of her own, Brooke's heart goes out to Nate's new charge…and to the sexy CEO who's trying to be the best dad he can be. But temporarily living under the same roof with Nate, no matter how attracted he is to her, doesn't make them an instant family. He's still her boss—at least for now—and no pressure from the matchmaking boys is going to make her fall for Nate.
Unless of course, it's already too late!
It's the happiest day of Hannah Callahan's life when she brings her new daughter home to Texas. But what would make the new mother really happy is a daddy to complete their unconventional family.
Hannah's friend Joe Daugherty would make a perfect father. Ever since he helped bring her adopted baby back from Taiwan, he's bonded with her in a way Hannah never dreamed possible. But the world-hopping travel writer never stays in one place long enough to form any lasting ties.
Until Hannah and her baby start working their special magic. This could be Joe's one true chance to be part of the family he's always wanted—with a wife and daughter to cherish and protect forever.
John and Lilah McCabe have four of the sexiest sons Laramie, Texas, has ever seen—but no grandbabies! Now they're fixin' to get a whole passel of 'em.
Cattle rancher Travis McCabe was the last eligible McCabe man standing. The oldest, most serious of his brothers, he was also the most solitary. Then Travis made a secret vow to look after Annie Pierce, the single mom next door—which would automatically make him a stand-in dad to her triplet Texas tykes!
Travis wore the code of the West like a badge of honor. He kept his promises, held doors, tipped his hat—the perfect role model for three rambunctious little boys...the perfect husband for any woman. Annie couldn't help but want to indulge herself in his strength and bottomless brown eyes. But was duty or desire keeping him at her homestead?
As teenagers, Amy Carrigan and Teddy McCabe made a solemn vow to each other: if they didn't find their soul mates by thirty, they'd start a family…together. Now, with everyone around her having babies, Amy is afraid motherhood will pass her by. That's when the sexy rancher pops the question. If best friends can't help each other out, who can?
Teddy wants the same thing Amy does. Now he's holding her to their promise of long ago. Their wedding stuns everyone in Laramie—including the McCabe and Carrigan clans. But no one is more surprised than Teddy and Amy when their close bond deepens into something even more precious. Together, will they ring in the New Year with a baby of their own?
Molly Griffith is ambitious and only wants to give her little boy the opportunities she never had. Which means moving to Dallas, no matter what Chance Lockhart says! Though being with the handsome rancher does make the idea of small-town life more tempting…
Molly has always gotten under Chance's skin, and now that he's bonded with her little tyke, he can't imagine Bullhaven Ranch without them. But the single mom is so focused on her big-city fairy tale, she could miss Chance's offer of the most important gift of all—the love and support of a real family.
Next-door neighbors and fellow single parents Travis Carson and Holly Baxter don't know what they'd do without each other. Besides being good friends, they're each other's backup in times of domestic chaos, which, with four preschoolers between them, is most of the time!
They have just one unwritten rule: they have to stay friends. But after sharing a knock-your-socks-off kiss, friendship no longer seems like enough.
To top it off, Travis's little girls have decided they want a mommy for Christmas. And they want the whole town, including Holly, to help them find the perfect mate. Can Holly watch the man she's come to depend on date other women? Can Travis sit back and watch Holly's ex reenter her life?
Could it be that the perfect holiday solution lies right next door—for both of them?
Callie McCabe-Grimes has one thing on her holiday wish list: to make this the best Christmas ever for her little boy. Without including Nash Echols, whose team of lumberjack cowboys is creating a Texas-size racket at the Christmas tree farm next door! But she has no defense against two determined males when her son decides Nash is the extra-special present he wants from Santa.
Just the sight of the beautiful widow who bought the sprawling spread east of his puts Nash in the yuletide spirit. Callie and the toddler in the tyke-size cowboy hat fill his head with visions of the three of them together under one roof. That is, if Callie can let go of her past and picture a future with her one and only Lone Star cowboy!
The heart-stopping attraction's still there, but today Lily needs only one thing from old flame Gannon Montgomery—the best damn legal counsel ever. The stakes are high—custody of Lily's son, Lucas. And the rules are clear. Lily's not giving Gannon the chance to break her heart again. They can be friends. That's all.
Not enough, thinks Gannon. He's only in town to sell the family ranch, but Mayor Lily McCabe makes sticking around seem pretty attractive. He can see the desire in her eyes every time they're thrown together. And with the court case and the Texas chili cook-off he's been dragged into, that's a lot. As the stress grows, so does the attraction. But Lily won't compromise, and Gannon can't let go. Someone's gotta give!
Suddenly finding herself a foster parent to an infant girl definitely shakes things up for Doctor Violet McCabe. Especially because her attractive and pragmatic colleague, Doctor Gavin Monroe, is little Ava's co-guardian. Gavin has doubts about the arrangement, but idealistic Violet is certain they can work together to care for Ava while they find the perfect adoptive family.
Gavin secretly crushed on sexy, irrepressible Violet for years, but after losing her fiancé, Violet's heart was impenetrable. Ava changes everything. For once, Violet is ready to embrace the unpredictable…maybe even love. But Gavin fears he's not the father Ava needs or the man Violet deserves. In their search for a perfect home for Ava, will Violet and Gavin miss that the best family for her is the one they've already created?
For two people who aren't in love—and don't plan to be—Poppy McCabe and Air Force Captain Trace Caulder have pretty amazing chemistry. And now the longtime buddies and sometime lovers are about to get their most passionate wish: becoming the adoptive parents of twin babies! The catch? They have to get married.
For two people who prize their independence above all else, a pre-Christmas wedding with all the trimmings could be a major game changer. Suddenly, Trace wants to be there for Poppy 24/7. Except he's stationed overseas. So he only has a thirty-day leave to convince the woman who shares his complicated past that they can have it all: family and forever!
The only way to hold on to the family homestead was to partner with Brady Anderson—in business and in bed. The contracts, the “I do's,” the seduction were easy…except Kelsey chickened out before she closed the conjugal deal.Brady admired his new “wife's” determination, loved her sass and the fact that she was full of surprises—except for one. Kelsey's innocence was not part of the bargain. And a day of reckoning was coming….
Ginger Rollins can't believe she gave in to temptation—again! It's time for her and Rand McCabe to face the consequences. Never mind that the geological engineer and sexy environmental cowboy are on opposite sides when it comes to the Texas land they both love. Now that she's pregnant, they have one option.
Rand isn't used to being proposed to by a woman—especially one as gorgeous as Ginger—but he's all for getting married. Too bad the independent wildcatter sees their union as a nonnegotiable deal. Doesn't she know they share more than hot chemistry? How long can he keep his feelings—and their baby—a secret? Rand vowed to love and honor Ginger forever. And it's a promise he intends to keep….
Is Clint McCulloch really thinking of bulldozing one hundred acres of prime blackberries? Not if Rose McCabe has her way! The enterprising single mother's plan will benefit the rodeo-champion-turned-rancher and her natural-food co-op. Too bad the sexy six-foot-four Texan is more stubborn—and devastatingly attractive—than when they were kids growing up in Laramie.
Clint just wants to restore his family ranch to its former glory, but the sassy entrepreneur can be awfully persuasive. Their mutual attraction is an added incentive. Until Rose lays down the ground rules: a no-strings affair because she's never, ever marrying again. Only now Clint wants the whole shebang—a future where he can be daddy to Rose's adorable preschool triplets and husband to his Lone Star cowgirl!
WITH ONLY FORTY-EIGHT HOURS TO LASSO THEIR MATES—IT'S A STAMPEDE…TO THE ALTAR!
Patience McKendrick wanted a baby more than anything. Only the witty advice columnist was plumb stumped when she heard that her crazy uncle Max had bequeathed a stud to sire her child!
Josh Colter was a fine steed, indeed—a cowboy Patience would tell her readers to stay away from. The strong silent type whose gray eyes hid a secret and seemed…familiar. His touch, his kisses, too, reminded her of the man who'd once left her at the altar—her first and only love. But not even her rich and well-connected uncle could bring back the dead…. Could he?
Sure Beau was movie-star handsome and lived by a value system that would stand the test of time. From work to lovemaking and everything in between, he followed the all-or-nothing rule. And he intended to find out exactly how his name and Dani's ended up on a marriage license—and just how Dani could be expecting his child!
This land is not for sale!
The Triple Canyon Ranch isn't just land to single mom Erin Monroe. It's a place her family has called home for generations, a place to raise her kids, a place where she's known love and loss. She's not about to hand it over to outsider Mac Wheeler, no matter how good the city slicker looks in those custom boots she made for him. He can find some other place for his wind farm!
Years ago, tragedy made Erin close off a part of her heart for good. Mac, with his smooth talk and smoother kisses, can't possibly be the one to heal that hurt. But as Erin learns more about Mac's past, she realizes there's more to him than meets the eye. Which makes holding on to the ranch more important than ever….
A MAVERICK FOR CHRISTMAS
Abigail Cates has loved Hollis "Cade" Pritchett almost forever. Unfortunately he seems to barely know she exists. Until now, that is. Abigail's plan to make him notice her is working better than she imagined. Could a marriage proposal be next? Everyone in town is speculating that they're in for the biggest Christmas wedding this Montana town has ever seen!
A COWBOY UNDER THE MISTLETOE
As of Christmas Eve, Hank McCabe will lose his chance to bid on the Mesquite Ridge ranch. But ever since Ally Garrett delivered her ultimatum, Hank's more set than ever on snapping up her land. He's ready to build his future, and he's crazy enough to think generosity might overtake the holiday-hating Ally this season…especially when he offers to be her cowboy under the mistletoe!
When Justin McCabe hires a master carpenter to help build his ranch for troubled teens, tall, gorgeous blonde Amanda Johnson isn't quite what he'd imagined. But not only can she do the job, she has a thing or two to teach him about judging by appearances. And, more important, she has a knack for reaching the kind of kid Justin wants to help.
Amanda hadn't counted on her new boss—all strapping six foot five of him—being so utterly irresistible. Working side by side under the scorching Texas sun, the two of them make a great team—in every way possible. The heat of summer is no match for the sizzle they generate whenever they're together. But when a crisis forces Amanda to face her past, she'll need to make a heart-wrenching decision about her future…whether Justin is in it or not.
Max Slade has no time for regrets. Until the biggest regret of his life shows up in Wyoming. Four years ago, Max left Calley Hastings without a word of explanation. He'd tried to write, but how do you tell a thoroughly urban woman that you're moving to a ranch to take care of three orphaned little boys? No, Calley didn't belong on the ranch or in his life—then or now.
Calley thought she was coming to Wyoming to visit a pen pal, but it turns out she's been writing to Max's matchmaking brothers! Well, there was no way she and Max would ever reconcile. She doesn't know how to ride a horse, and more important, how could she love someone who'd found it so easy to walk away from her? And yet, how can she crush the hope of the boys who just want to see Max happy again?
BONUS BOOK INCLUDED IN THIS VOLUME!
The Texas Rancher's Marriage by Cathy Gillen Thacker
Few people in Laramie, Texas, know that Merri Duncan is actually the biological mother of her late sister's twins. Even fewer know that Chase Armstrong is their biological father. It's even news to Chase…
A 7 LB. 8 OZ.
When totally eligible E.R. doctor Michael Sloane found out he was going to be a father at the eleventh hour-make that the ninth month- he set out to tell single mom-to-be Kate Montgomery she was going to have his baby. Which was a good thing because Kate went into labor.
They alone, strangers, delivered their healthy infant son on a North Carolina roadside. Now, with a baby between them, Kate and Michael could never go their separate ways again. If Michael had his say, they'd be sharing the baby's first Christmas as man and wife.
John and Lilah McCabe have four of the sexiest sons Laramie, Texas, has ever seen—but no grandbabies! Now they're fixin' to get a whole passel of 'em.
Local husband hunters hit pay dirt when Dr. Jackson McCabe and his brothers returned home to their parents' ranch—as eligible as ever. Fancy diplomas and big bank accounts can't take away good Texas breeding. And while all the McCabe boys know how to treat a lady, none planned on heading to the hitchin' post.
But Lacey Buchanon was interested in Jackson professionally—despite the way that cowboy filled out denim. She had to find a way to make Jackson stay in Laramie. So she seduced him—or was it vice versa?—and ended up with more than she'd bargained for!
When Jeb McCabe gave Laramie, Texas, the scandal of the century by leaving his bride at the altar, he garnered the reputation of the most notorious bachelor in town. So what's the handsome heartbreaker doing playing nanny to Cady Keilor's young nephews?
Cady desperately wants a baby of her own.
But before she adopts, she's practicing for motherhood by babysitting her sister's rambunctious brood for two weeks. The cowboy she's always been sweet on is just along for the ride—after Cady bets him he can't last a week!
It turns out Jeb's a natural at parenting, and Cady badly needs his help. The question is: Does playing house make Jeb yearn for the real thing? He is a McCabe, after all—and the name is synonymous with family!
A home for the holidays—that's a pretty tall order, with Christmas only a few weeks away. But venture capitalist and single father Derek McCabe never takes no for an answer. And he's certain that Eve Loughlin is just the Realtor to find a house for him and his young daughter.
Derek needs more than shelter, though. Being with Eve makes him aware of all he's missing: love, companionship and a beautiful woman to share his life. Eve is all business, but there's no denying the attraction that keeps bringing them together long after the contract is signed. Derek knows just what he wants. Can he get past that cool exterior and make her his own Christmas Eve?