More by Melissa Mcclone
A European getaway during the Christmas holiday is exactly what veterinarian Katrina “Kat” Parsons needs. She can’t wait to be a bridesmaid in her childhood friend’s royal wedding, but she hopes to steer clear of the bride’s arrogant older brother.
Crown Prince Guillaume wants his younger sister’s wedding day to be perfect, but he’s suspicious of Kat. He and his mother on are on high alert, afraid Kat is not just there for the wedding, but also to find a prince of her own.
But when Kat’s kindness and generosity prove them wrong, the prince realizes there’s more to her than he ever imagined. Can he trust his heart or will he lose the one woman he can’t live without?
Unless it’s under the mistletoe.
Ellie Smith is determined to make up for Christmases past by spreading holiday cheer throughout the Bar V5 dude ranch, but tech “bah, humbug” billionaire, Josiah Whittaker, refuses to bask in the spirit of the season.
Unwilling to let the geek-to-gorgeous Josiah win, Ellie plans to give him a Christmas he’ll never forget. But after a simple kiss under the mistletoe, Ellie and Josiah both start questioning everything. Can Christmas really bring the gift neither one of them were expecting: true love?
Luc’s fun-loving ways have made him a magnet for scandal. His father gives Luc an ultimatum—find a wife on a reality TV show or be disowned. Rules require him to marry nobility, but after he meets the uptight American sent to find him find a princess bride, his search for Cinderella might be over. Too bad Emily wants nothing to do with him. Perhaps he can show her that fairytale endings can happen in real life…
The Ever After series:
Book 1: The Honeymoon Prize
Book 2: The Cinderella Princess
A dash of spice.
A cowboy and a pastry chef...
A recipe of naughty and nice.
Spending the holidays with her brother after hitting a crossroads in her career, Rachel Murphy keeps her dream of owning a pastry shop alive by creating custom gingerbread houses for clients in a small Montana town. And her Christmas wish list keeps growing this year—a bigger kitchen, a family, a place to call home...and maybe someone to share it all with.
When handsome dude ranch owner Nate Vaughn grants one of Rachel's Christmas wishes—offering her a workspace of her own—she can't refuse. As they grow closer, Rachel and Nate find more than pastries heating up in the kitchen. Is mixing business with affairs of the heart a recipe for disaster? Or will all of Rachel's wishes come true?
Books in the Bar V5 Ranch Series:
Book #1 - Home for Christmas (Rachel & Nate)
Book #2 - Mistletoe Magic (Caitlin & Noah)
Book #3 - Kiss Me, Cowboy (Charlotte/Charlie & Zack)
Book #4 - Mistletoe Wedding (Meg & Ty)
Book #5 - A Christmas Homecoming (Ellie & Josiah)
She needed a home.
A completely platonic arrangement.
When sexy, single bodyguard Nick Cahill and his childhood friend, sweet and jobless Adelaide Sinclair, agree on a marriage solely for convenience, they have no idea what's in store. Winning an unexpected dream honeymoon turns into a nightmare when they find a reality TV crew waiting for them on the island paradise. With cameras rolling, filming their every move, the lines blur between fantasy and reality. Acting like passionate newlyweds wreaks havoc on their platonic agreement. Will Nick and Addie succumb to their feelings off camera, turning their make-believe marriage into a real fairytale?
Ever After Series
Book 1 - The Honeymoon Prize
Book 2 - The Cinderella Princess
Book 3 - Christmas at the Castle
After all, a kiss is just a kiss.
Or is it?
After a passionate and empathetic kiss, dude ranch wranglers, Charlotte “Charlie” Randall and Zack Harris, are out of sorts as they pretend nothing happened. With too many demons to battle, Zack can’t let Charlie get close. But it’s too late, because she’s fallen hat over spurs for the handsome military veteran turned cowboy. Taking a job in another state is the only way to protect her heart and finally move on.
But Zack can’t let her leave, so he concocts a plan to find Charlie a boyfriend–a perfect match–to keep her in Montana. Until he realizes the only cowboy he wants her with is him. But it might be too late. Has Charlie made up her mind to put the kiss in the past and forget the cowboy who rode off with her heart?
Ranch foreman Tyler Murphy loves the holidays, but his newest employee has taken over his barn with her over-the-top decorations. He admires Meg’s desire to give her daughter the perfect Christmas while planning a winter wonderland wedding, but he wants to show her that a Montana Christmas is more than glitter and lights.
After raising his younger sister, an instant family is not on Ty’s Christmas wish list. But he finds himself falling hard for the single mom and her little girl. Meg, however, is not interested in a romance with a cowboy like Ty, or any man. Getting her under the mistletoe is going to take a Christmas miracle . . . or a little help from Santa.
When Nevada Parker travels to Marietta, Montana, she anticipates enough peace and quiet to finish her PhD dissertation. Cupidville turns out to be anything but quiet. In fact, it looks like Valentine’s Day—her least favorite holiday—exploded all over the small town.
Among the sea of red hearts, “Be Mine” signs, and pink, pink, pink, Nevada spots a flyer for a multi-day race called The Valentine Quest. The grand prize—a luxury tropical vacation—would be the perfect welcome-home gift for her brother who's leaving the military.
Dustin Decker sure could use a break from giving city slickers sleigh rides—and from the now ex-girlfriend who issued an ultimatum. Even with a bum knee from his bull riding days, the race's grand prize is as good as his—until he realizes he needs a partner for some of the more complicated tasks.
He makes a strategic pact with the prim, bookish Nevada. But with a kiss, their unlikely alliance turns into something more…and soon racing isn’t the only thing on their minds. As the finish line nears, they must decide if the grand prize is worth more than what they’ve found together…or if one of them will walk away empty handed—and broken hearted.
All doggy daycare owner Callie Andrews wants for Christmas is to win first prize this year. The annual window display competition is a huge event in Silver Falls, and she’s determined to showcase her success when her family visits her small town. It's time for her parents and three older brothers to realize the "baby" of the family is thriving on her own.
The last thing Brandt Winslow wants to do is rehash the past, but returning home to Silver Falls means confronting the reason he left. His vacation, however, takes an unexpected turn when his well-meaning aunt meddles in his love life, and he finds himself caught up in her misguided efforts at matchmaking.
Despite their reluctance at being paired up, Callie and Brandt discover the holidays are full of surprises...and romance. But is the magic of Christmas strong enough to keep the couple together through the new year?
Former Air Force captain York Parker has one month before embarking upon a consulting career. He never expected to be selling chocolates, but he’s happy to help his sister and her boss. He also likes spending time with sassy, pretty Chantelle. His new coworker may have the chocolate touch, but he’d rather taste her decadent kisses… until he learns the real reason she’s in town.
Will the truth harden his heart, or will love pave the way to a sweet future?
Still the One
Lainey Morgan left Brevia, North Carolina, ten years ago after a devastating miscarriage, leaving Ethan Daniels at the altar. She returns to take over her mother’s beloved animal-adoption fair. Her only chance to make the event a success depends on the town veterinarian, Ethan Daniels, the first man she ever loved. Ethan has never forgotten her betrayal, but for the sake of the dogs, can they put the past behind them and find forever?
His Proposal, Their Forever
Bailey Cole can’t believe the Broughton Inn, where she runs an art gallery and holds her painting classes, has been sold. She dislikes the handsome new owner, Justin McMillian, on sight. He wants to demolish the inn to build a new one. Not on her watch. But when they find an injured dog, Bailey sees a whole new side of him. Maybe he’s not so bad…
Picture Perfect Love: A June Wedding Story by Melissa McClone
When image becomes everything, it’s up to love to refocus the heart.
Photographer Jenna Harrison wants every bride and groom to look picture perfect on their special day. But her own heart is still broken, the unworn wedding dress hanging in her closet a reminder that relationships aren’t always as perfect as they look through her camera lens.
Attorney Ashton Vance is the one that got away, but he wrongly blamed Jenna for ruining his political aspirations. Even if Jenna can forgive him, dare he hope for a second chance at her love?
I Hope You Dance: A July Wedding Story by Robin Lee Hatcher
Can two left feet lead to one perfect romance?
Grant Nichols is a genius in the kitchen and a klutz on the dance floor. But his friend’s wedding is shaping up to be a shindig the likes of which Kings Meadow has never seen—including dancing. Lots of dancing.
Former rodeo queen Skye Foster is offering dance lessons for the wedding party. Grant and Skye are no match on paper. But when they step onto the dance floor, they create a melody all their own.
Love on a Deadline: An August Wedding Story by Kathryn Springer
MacKenzie “Mac” Davis returns to her hometown of Red Leaf, Wisconsin, and takes a job at the weekly newspaper writing about social events.
When Hollis Channing, Mac’s high school nemesis, returns to Red Leaf to marry her celebrity fiancé, the editor asks Mac to cover all the festivities for the newspaper. The last thing Mac wants to do is reconnect with the person who made her life miserable when she was a teenager . . . unless it’s spending time with Ethan Channing, the bride’s older brother—and Mac’s first crush.
Just when he thinks "problem solved," internet billionaire AJ Cole realizes he needs more than a temp. He needs a fiancée to show off when he returns home to Haley's Bay for the first time in ten years. His family has a habit of matchmaking, and AJ doesn't need the drama. But as soon as Emma Markwell agrees to his assignment, he learns that pretend love can feel oh-so real.
Once a nanny, Emma's played many games of make-believe. This shouldn't be any different—until a few hot kisses meant for show blur the line between fantasy and reality! AJ doesn't do commitment, but Emma has always longed for true love and refuses to settle for less. AJ can't resist a challenge, and soon, he can't figure out if he's just trying to get into her bed…or keep her from getting into his heart.
The small-town girl with big dreams has finally reached Hollywood! For years, costume designer Megan Calhoun has longed to be seen for who she is, not who she isn't. But under the gaze of A-list heartthrob Adam Noble, this Cinderella begins to step out of the shadows….
Adam hides from his painful past behind every role he plays. But something in Megan is threatening to smash apart this carefully constructed facade. Will he finally take his biggest risk…throw away the script and open his heart?
Available: Justin McMillian, real estate developer
Age: 32 (or 224 in dog years)
Justin McMillian has brown hair and blue eyes and he loves women. He's had just one previous owner, but we believe he can be trained. Currently, he is intent on tearing down the Broughton Inn, and he needs the right woman to refocus his energies. If you take Justin on, you will be richly rewarded with passionate kisses…even if he thinks he's not yet ready for forever.
Stubborn artist Bailey Cole is interested in taking home this handsome stray…but Justin plans to destroy the historic inn she adores. He could ruin her life's work in one fell swoop! We are optimistic that one special person can counteract Justin's temperamental issues—but could that be Bailey?
THE LAWMAN LASSOES A FAMILY
MConard County: The Next Generation
by Rachel Lee
Widow and single mother Vicki Templeton is new to Conard County, Wyoming. She's hoping for a second chance at life with her daughter. Little does she expect another shot at love, too, in the form of her next-door neighbor, Deputy Sheriff Dan Casey. He's also grieving the past, but Dan, Vicki and her little girl might just find their future as a family on the range.
HOW TO MARRY A DOCTOR
byNancy Robards Thompson
Anna Adams knows her best friend, Dr. Jake Lennox, can't find a girlfriend to save his life. So she offers to set him up on five dates to find The One. Jake decides to find the perfect guy for Anna, as well…until he realizes that the only one he wants in Anna's arms is himself! Can the good doc diagnose a case of happily-ever-after—for himself and the alluring Anna?
HIS PROPOSAL, THEIR FOREVER
The Coles of Haley's Bay
by Melissa McClone
Artist Bailey Cole loves working at the local inn in Haley's Bay, Washington…but a very handsome, very dangerous threat looms. The hunky hotelier's name is Justin McMillian, and he's about to buy out Bailey's dreams from under her. As stubborn Bailey and sexy Justin butt heads over the project, then find common ground, sparks fly and kindle flames of true love.
Look for Harlequin® Special Edition's July 2015 Box set 1 of 2, filled with even more stories of life, love and family!
Look for 6 compelling new stories every month from Harlequin® Special Edition!
When image becomes everything, it’s up to love to refocus the heart.
Photographer Jenna Harrison wants every bride and groom to look picture perfect on their special day, putting her heart into every wedding to give the couple memorable images of their love. But her own heart is still broken, the unworn wedding dress hanging in her closet a reminder that relationships aren't always as perfect as they look through her camera lens. But Jenna has faith that she will find true love. Until then, she must be patient and trust in God's plan and His perfect timing.
Attorney Ashton Vance is the one that got away. When an embarrassing Photoshopped picture of put an end to his political aspirations, he blamed Jenna. So what if the photo led to his being offered a dream job and changing his life for the better? Jenna betrayed his trust, and two years later, Ashton's heart still hasn't recovered.
It was me. His younger sister's three words turn Ashton's world upside down. He must ask Jenna’s forgiveness, but can he risk his heart a second time? Even if Jenna can forgive him, dare he hope for a second chance at her love?
Nonsense. Prince Richard de Thierry didn't believe in magic…or in true love. That didn't stop every female visitor to his kingdom from trying on the "enchanted" ring. Luckily, it fit no one. That is, until accident-prone American heiress, Christina Armstrong tried it on and it got stuck!
Although the tempting beauty made his pulse rate jump to an all-time high, Richard knew Christina wouldn't be a demure royal bride. She was audacious, outgoing, witty—and utterly wrong for him! So why couldn't he stop picturing her by his side?
And why couldn't they get the blasted ring off…?
Look for 6 compelling new stories every month from Harlequin Special Edition!
(Billionaires and playboys need not apply)
Especially if your name is Henry Davenport and you flirted with me in the diner the other day. I am a twenty-something waitress with three siblings to raise and a farm to manage; I am done with good-looking charmers. (And no, I don't care if your smile has a tendency to make me feel warm all over!)
I'm looking for someone with a sturdy back, endless patience and a cheerful attitude. Flirtation, soft kisses, moonlit dances and other attempts to capture my heart will not be appreciated.
Interested candidates should contact Elisabeth Wheeler in care of the Berry Patch Press.
Bachelor #4: Reed Connors Title: VP of Global Marketing This month's scheme: Surprise him with his long-lost love—and secret child!
I've always thought there was something missing in Reed Connors's life. And now that our research has turned up his high school sweetheart Samantha Wilson, I think I know exactly what it is. Luckily, Christmas is just around the corner, and so is the perfect excuse to send the ambitious executive back to his hometown. Now all we need is a nudge from Santa, and one little boy—who's been very good this year—just might get the gift he's always wanted….
Because contractor Gabriel Logan had developed a design for his future a long time ago. And Faith Starr Addison did r?of fit the plan. She was too beautiful, too career-driven, too big-city…and much too tempting for a small-town guy like him. Gabe had learned a long time ago that her kind of woman was the kind who left. But working with Faith, side by 'side, to remodel a turn-of-the-century mansion, was putting ideas into his head—and into his heart. How else to explain why the woman who was so wrong for him now seemed so very, very right?
He'd come to beg Kelsey's help in planning his flighty sister's wedding, and against her instincts she'd agreed. He was handsome, sexy, a romantic who believed in love—and a man who stirred dreams she'd thought long gone. Now Kelsey was even forgetting the most basic rule: Remember—you're not the bride!
Or would she be?
Chase has always dated women like him, focused and controlled. But Jane's passion to help others is like a breath of fresh air. Can Chase let down his ; guard? Because Jane's a woman in a million and deserves her very own happy ending….
Let the Glass Slipper Sisters style your regal table to perfection, thanks to the gorgeous, but quick and inexpensive adornments and easy-to-prepare scrumptious delights. You’ll even find a few party games that can be adapted for your royal guests whatever their age. Excerpts from the following books are included within the pages:
Cinderella’s Enchanted Night by Amber Daulton
Cinderella Had It Easy by Jennifer Conner
Cinderella Series – the collection by Kae Elle Wheeler
Cinder the Fae by Rebecca R. Ganiere
Fairy Tale Flirts by Lisa Scott
Fooling Around With Cinderella by Stacy Juba
Home Sweet Texas Home by Caroline Clemmons
Nobody’s Cinderella by Joan Reeves
Pumpkin: A Cindermama Story by Ines Johnson
Savage Cinderella by PJ Sharon
Second Chance Cinderella by Sharon Kleve
Spellbound Cinderella by Angela Ford
The Cinderella Princess by Melissa McClone
The Thin Person Inside by Rochelle Weber
Wishful Thinking by Lynette Sofras
Seattle architect Bryce Grayson is counting the days until he can return home to the big city with his father in tow. That is if he can convince his dad to leave Montana. Bryce’s escape plan, however, goes astray when he meets Dakota. Her sweet kisses put the chocolate she sells to shame. Maybe he should be the one to move to Marietta, but could he be happy living in such a small town?
He has until Thanksgiving to decide.
Artist Hope Ryan dreams of seeing her artwork displayed in top galleries again, but a devastating betrayal left her unable to paint as she once did. Instead, she settles for creating unique items for tourists and wedding couples in her hometown. Although Hope longs for more, she refuses to venture outside her comfort zone, fearing the heartbreak and disappointment of failing again.
Highly paid sportscaster Josh Cooper never overcame his bitterness after an injury on the football field sidelined him for good. Finding his solace in alcohol and women only made matters worse until he finally hit rock bottom. Now, he’s looking for redemption. When he’s asked to fly a wedding gown across the country for one of the victims of his wrongs, he doesn't hesitate.
Arriving in Indigo Bay, Josh finds himself captivated by the artist creating the wedding favors. He knows exactly what he wants—Hope—even though she deserves someone better. Can Josh prove he’s more than a broken has-been? Or will he not only lose Hope but also lose himself?
Cassandra Daniels' parents refuse to accept that she doesn't need a boyfriend to be happy. To stop their meddling and matchmaking, Cassandra creates a fictional fiancé, a man who sounds so unlike their carefree and unconventional daughter that her mom and dad want to meet him for dinner, immediately.
No problem. San Francisco is a big city. Finding a fiancé won't be that hard.
Troy McKnight is enjoying a beer after a long day at work when a pretty blonde asks him to pretend to be her fiancé for the evening. His gut instinct shouts no because he’s not the risk-taking, adventurous type. But when he realizes she’s not leaving without a make-believe groom, he says yes. At least she’ll be safe with him.
As Cassandra and Troy’s fake engagement spirals into real wedding plans, their attempts to stop the madness fail. They must put an end to their charade before the truth hurts their families.
But what if her fiancé for the night is the perfect husband for life?
* This second edition has been rewritten and updated. 8000 words have also been added. *
One Night to Forever series:
Book 1: Fiancé for the Night
Book 2: The Wedding Lullaby (available in September 2018)
Book 3: TBD (available in early November 2018)
Book 4: TBD (available in late November 2018)