Heartbreaker Cole Sullivan had been away for twelve years, and boy, had things changed! The innocent girl who once had tutored him in math now was a woman in need of his help…to snare a man! He'd always admired Eleanor, but her stunning transformation was too much for any man to resist—even a sworn bachelor like him…
Willa Holmes has one rule: don't fall in love! Love brings ties and ties bring pain, and she's had enough of that. That's why the pastry chef fled to Thunder Ridge in the first place—to live privately and bake anonymously. But then she makes a big mistake: she kisses the local sheriff. The tall, dark, incredibly sexy sheriff…
No high-speed chase. That's Derek Neel's dating rule…till Willa. But the cowboy sheriff's hot pursuit hits a roadblock when he takes in an at-risk boy and Willa bucks like a frightened filly. Why is she so scared of the very things he wants most—love, family, forever? Derek isn't sure, but he knows this: not even Willa can escape the loving arms of the law!
Claire Dobbs needed a job—and she needed it yesterday. But when the single mother of three arrived at Pine Road Ranch, she didn't expect to be greeted by six-foot-plus of scowling, growling cowboy….
After being injured in a bullfight, all Fletcher Kingsley wanted to do was slink home to Honeyford, Oregon, and lick his wounds. The former rodeo champ didn't need a housekeeper. He needed a wife! It was either that—or forfeit his beloved family home.
It would be a cold day in Honeyford before Fletcher ever got hitched. But having the pretty, spirited widow and her lively brood underfoot could change a man's mind in a hurry. Especially when sweet Claire started him thinking about home and hearth…and love?
Private investigator D.J. Holden lived by the one rule she learned from her boss and foster father: Never go undercover. But when she discovered that his agency was in trouble, she accepted a job to investigate Maxwell Lotorto, the wayward grandchild of a demanding woman and heir to a grocery fortune….
And became Daisy June, nanny extraordinaire.
What D.J. didn't expect was for her first undercover job to turn into something more—a passion for Max and for his family unlike anything she'd ever known. But when Max learned the truth about his supernanny's true identity, would her duplicity ruin a chance at true love?
Rosemary Jeffers knew she was in trouble when the handsome stranger who'd romanced her on the dance floor turned out to be the pharmacist in her new hometown! Dean Kingsley wasn't merely irresistible—he was an honorable man who played for keeps. And they were about to share a whole lot more than a slow dance. After all, she was having his baby….
Dean needed a wife—or he'd lose his business. So Honeyford's favorite son came up with the ideal solution: Marry the mother-to-be! The once-burned librarian wasn't interested in happy endings, but dedicated Dean vowed to prove once and for all that their surprise encounter had led to something totally unexpected—and he wouldn't take "I don't" for an answer!
Back in high school, Gabrielle Coombs had her future planned out, down to the perfect groom and the marriage proposal on graduation night. Instead, she ended up sharing one unexpected night of passion with Caleb Wells. Fifteen years later, the boy from the wrong side of town was back—now an irresistibly attractive single dad in designer duds who was making Gabby wonder if she'd been given a second chance to land her Mr. Right…
Ever since they were kids, Caleb knew Gabby was the only one for him. She just didn't realize he was the only one for her. Now the devoted father of a ten-year-old daughter had a mission: to convince the irrepressible hairstylist it was time for a major makeover…by becoming his loving wife!
Elaine Lowry is a divorcée with a plan: to have a baby on her own. Why shouldn't she have the child she always dreamed of—the child her ex-husband is now having with his new wife! As if it's not enough that he's taken the house and, with it, her social standing.
Enter sinfully handsome lawyer-for-the-opposing side Mitch Ryder. Feeling guilty about the part he played in Elaine's divorce, he takes over as landlord on her apartment before it's sold right from under her. Mitch offers himself as a daddy candidate on one condition: their marriage needs to be all business. But Mitch can't help the tender protective feelings he has for Elaine, especially when they make love for the first time. And besides, who says business comes before pleasure?
In all her life, Izzy Lambert has told only one lie—fourteen years ago. Now that her teenage summer love is back in town she's on a mission to cover it up. But how do you hide a gangly fourteen-year-old boy?
Years ago, when golden boy Nate Thayer left Thunder Ridge, he never looked back. Izzy was from the wrong side of the tracks and they weren't ready to be parents to their unborn baby. Adoption was the answer. Now Nate's back home, and seeing Izzy is like pouring gasoline on a fire that never died. But an even bigger surprise awaits him—finding out she wasn't the only one he left behind…
How did Audrey Griffin—a blacksmith by trade— become a wine hostess? Sure, she's all about "seizing the day," but she's a tomboy, not a booth bunny. Granted, her makeover has transformed her into a hottie—but when you're working with a straitlaced Aussie god like vintner Shane Preston, a little fashion goes a long way!
Unfortunately, no-strings-attached doesn't work for Shane. Something about Audrey makes him want more from their fiery attraction—despite the fact that "commitment" leaves Audrey shakier than a horse on Rollerblades. Is she balking at love…or simply biding her time?
Football champion Ethan Ladd planned to spend the off-season dating beautiful women and living the good life. Until his ailing infant nephew is thrust into his care. Despite his best efforts, social services doesn't believe Ethan is up to the task. It's fourth and long…and the offense has a loaded diaper. Time to pull out a trick play.
Marry Ethan Ladd? They dated once. It was so bad, people are still talking about it. But after Gemma Gould's failed engagement, a temporary husband and baby may be the closest she ever comes to having her dream family. Gemma agrees to play until Ethan wins custody. But when he makes a play for her heart…will they score a touchdown for love?