Samantha Avery yields to impulse when she walks down the aisle. Bad move: when the groom hands her a ring she recognizes as stolen, she has to run and keep running until his trial.
Answering an ad for brides, she flees to a remote resort town under construction. The brawny boss, Kieran French, needs a temporary wife for legal reasons. But has Samantha jumped out of the lace-trimmed frying pan into the fire?
Readers will welcome this laugh-out-loud romantic comedy, revised and updated, from the bestselling author of The Bride Wore Gym Shoes and Assignment: Groom! “Jacqueline Diamond writes marvelous romantic comedy.”--Leena Hyat, The Best Reviews
Jacqueline Diamond’s more than 100 novels include romantic comedies, Regencies and medical romances. A former Associated Press reporter and TV columnist, Jackie received a Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times magazine and has twice finaled for the prestigious Rita © Award. She currently writes the Safe Harbor Medical Mystery series, a spin-off from her 17-book Safe Harbor Medical Romance series.
Dr. Barry Cantrell has just spent two years on a remote island in the Pacific as a doctor for the Peace Corps. Now that he's back in L.A., he's more than ready to settle down—with an appropriate person, of course. He never intended to spend a glorious night with a beautiful woman who's his total opposite.
Chelsea Byers doesn't know what to make of the uptight but gorgeous pediatrician, except that it's better they just stay friends. But a platonic relationship does not seem to be in the cards—Chelsea discovers that not only is Barry her new boss, she's also carrying his twins!
When fertility counselor Melissa Everhart decided to have a baby on her own, she didn't anticipate triplets…or her ex-husband's return to Safe Harbor. Three years ago, Edmond's reluctance to have children tore them apart. But now that he's been made guardian of his niece, Melissa witnesses how tenderly he cares for the little girl.
Though Edmond doesn't believe he's father material, his sudden custody of Dawn leaves him little choice. He turns to Melissa, the warmest, kindest person he knows, for help. They begin to rediscover the love they once shared, but the betrayals of the past trouble them both. Can they find the forgiveness they both need to come together as a family?
A baby is the last thing surgical nurse Anya Meeks expected from her passionate New Year's Eve fling. Growing up, Anya shouldered more than her share of responsibility, even raising her three younger siblings. She isn't ready to tackle a lifelong commitment to a child—or to a man—no matter how caring and attentive he seems.
A drop-dead-gorgeous doctor like Jack Ryder is used to the women of Safe Harbor Hospital vying for his attention. Too bad the only woman he wants is avoiding him. Jack longs for a family—he'll do anything to persuade Anya not to put their baby up for adoption. But with her jaded views on relationships and family, it won't be easy. Can he convince her that their love is no accident?