When Major Cole Standen retired from the Canadian Armed Forces, he figured he'd quit the rescuing business for good.Then five irresistible tykes turned up on his doorstep in the middle of the night, desperate for his help But he hadn't counted on sharing child-care duties with their auntie, Brooke Callan–a wide-eyed beauty who seemed as if she could use a little rescuing herself.Knee-deep in diapers and baby bottles, Cole soon realized there was far more to Brooke than just her vulnerable eyes and kissable lips. Perhaps it was being around a ready-made family, but this soldier was suddenly picturing himself with a brood of his own…and beautiful Brooke as his not-so-temporary second-in-command!
Due to a mysterious bequest, Abby Blakely had just inherited her dream house–complete with a cranky ex-cop her little girl decided would make a perfect daddy! Ruggedly handsome, Shane McCall was husband-material. Except he had a little problem with the M word….Marriage. The very word left a bitter taste in Shane's mouth. For it conjured up memories of a life he once dreamed of–a dream that had been destroyed, leaving a scar where his heart once was. Now the brooding bachelor had Abby and her adorable toddler rustling up feelings he'd long buried. Feelings he was hard-pressed to deny….
THE RIGHT HUSBAND…In two weeks, Lacey McCade was supposed to walk down the aisle and say «I do» to the man of every woman's dreams…except her own. So when she heard about a short-term position at Black's Bluff Ranch, Lacey knew the live-in-job would give her time to think. But think was all she could do…about Ethan Black, her very sexy employer….From the tender way he cared for his little charges to the tough way he tended to the land, Ethan made Lacey's heart stop, swell and swoon. But the proud, half Native-American rancher had closed his own heart to loving again. Still, something in Ethan's searing, soul-searching gaze dared Lacey to hope he'd make her wedding dreams come true….
Maid for the millionaire?Angelica Witherspoon is hopeful that a housekeeping job is the fresh start she’s been looking for. Until she arrives at the remote lakeside mansion full of enthusiasm and has the door slammed in her face!Reclusive millionaire Jefferson Stone clearly stated chatterboxes need not apply, but Angelica is tenacious, and reluctantly he gives her a trial. Recently widowed, Jefferson has cut himself off from the world, but Angelica’s warmth and stunning smile are tempting him to step out of the shadows and sweep her under the mistletoe!
WHAT A MAN'S GOTTA DO…J. D. Turner couldn't let Tally select a mate without understanding how things should be between a man and a woman. Especially since the innocent beauty was going to be raising his little boy! So he took it upon himself to show her just how life and real love could be.Tally Smith had a plan to find the right man to marry and create the perfect family for little Jed. That is, until J.D. kidnapped her on the premise that he was going to show her what she and Jed really needed. Well, she had a little news for him–what this woman and child needed was him!
Forty days till Christmas…Can they open their hearts in time? Kirsten Morrison runs the Secret Santa Society and loves making others happy. Although she knows opening your heart can be painful, her secret wish is to find a special man to share Christmas with… Volunteering to wrap children's gifts isn't something Michael Brewster would normally do.But, facing his first Christmas alone, he finds himself on Kirsten's doorstep. As they work together, an undeniable attraction flares between them. Is a kiss under the mistletoe the start of their Christmas wish come true?
A wedding in paradise!Tycoon Drew Jordan has been responsible for his family since the death of his parents. Now Drew craves freedom, not commitment—he'll help arrange his brother's tropical wedding, but he'll never walk down the aisle himself!Wedding planner Becky English has given up on her own fairy tale, throwing herself into making it come true for others. She refuses to let the groom's cynical—though irresistible!—brother get in her way. But when clashes turn to moonlit kisses, can they begin to believe that happy endings could exist—for them both?
JPromises could break hearts and ruin friendships, but still Rick Chase found himself promising to step I back into Linda Starr's life, to help his old friend get used to her empty nest. He'd offer her a job, and (then his duty would be done…at least that was his plan beforehe met the woman she'd become. Classy, refined, Linda had blossomed into a woman of spirit, passion and unmatched beauty. The kind of woman who made his bachelor lifestyle seem…lacking.And wasn't that the problem with promises? They required more of a man than he expected to give–with the potential to reward him with more than he ever imagined!
Holly Lamb considers herself the proverbial plain Jane. She's always hidden behind her intelligence and business instincts–definitely a plus for her career. Her boss, Blake Fallon, absolutely loves her…for her mind. But working with Blake makes Holly want more than his «professional interest,» so she takes the plunge and has a makeover. And for the first time she sees what Blake has known all along. She's beautiful. But it's only when Holly is drawn into an ongoing criminal investigation that she realizes the depth of Blake's feelings…and how far he will go to protect her.