Dr. Rory «Swift Eagle» Oakes could track, tame and treat the orneriest of beasts. But his five-foot-five freckle-faced first love Kristi Kerrigan had inexplicably disappeared from his life six years before, only to return to Grass Valley, Montana, with a new love: a dark-eyed, bronze-skinned little boy the spitting image of his daddy.Rory couldn't deny the passion that blazed anew between him and the mother of his child. Nor could he deny the pain of being deprived of the miracle of his baby's first breath, and the five years of «firsts» that followed. But Kristi and their boy were within reach now, and this time Rory would stop at nothing to ensure these family ties lasted forever….
HUSBAND IN A MILLIONSingle mom Joanna Greer knew all the «mommy» tricks: kiss boo-boos, fix three squares a day…fuss, fuss, fuss. But when it came to acting as a father figure to her young son, she was desperately at a loss….Then little Tyler staked his claim on the handsome bachelor next door.Kris Slavik didn't know the first thing about fatherhood. His upbringing had been short on hugs, but long on expectations. Well, he'd earned his millions…several times over. Problem was, he had no one to share it with. Until a rambunctious kid and his beautiful mom had him tossing around footballs–and sizing very big diamond rings….
IN THE FAMILY WAY…When lovely Loretta Santana signed on as Griffin Jones's temporary butler, the wealthy playboy discovered he suddenly had a few unexpected problems. One: his petite new butler was a she. Two: she was pregnant. Three: she was eight months pregnant and soon to be a single mom….All Loretta had wanted was to earn a month's fair wages before her Christmas delivery arrived–until she fell for her debonair employer's considerable charms. And it didn't help that the wedding-wary bachelor's protective instincts lurched into overdrive–but could Loretta convince the acting daddy-to-be to take on that role for a lifetime?
FIREMAN REPORTName: Danny SullivanStatus: Playing Sir Galahad to the Firechiefs Pregnant DaughterSaving the innocent was all in a day's work for Danny Sullivan. But the macho firefighter knew he'd never live down the time he rescued a hamster from a preschool fire! Still, his act of «bravery» sparked a sizzling attraction with teacher Stephanie Gray, who had blossomed from the pesky kid down the street to an ultradesirable woman. Sure, the jilted mom-to-be deserved a commitment kind of guy, but just because she inspired Danny to slay dragons on her behalf didn't mean he was the man for her. However, if anyone could transform this die-hard bachelor, it just might be this woman….Men of Station Six: The courage to face danger was in their blood…love for their women ignited their souls.
Who's been sleeping in my bed?A simple question, yet Cliff Swain knew his reaction to the slumbering beauty couldn't be easily explained. After all, he hadn't looked, let alone thought twice about a woman in years. And here, temptation lay in his bed, her tousled hair spread across his pillow…Tasha Reynolds had come to Montana to repair a broken heart and to cook and clean for Cliff. The deputy dad had an opening, allowing Tasha and her daughter to make a temporary home on the Double S ranch. Only, Tasha hadn't dreamed what she would find in this cowboy's embrace…and couldn't conceive leaving behind…
From Bachelor Sheriff To Daddy Of Two? What A Day!Sheriff Eric Oakes didn't know the first thing about babies, and now he had to prove himself worthy of raising his twin nieces. Taking care of those little girls was one thing, but taking on the woman who controlled their fate was another thing entirely!Laura Cavendish had promised she'd find the twins' uncle, but she hadn't expected to find him so…irresistible. She had to make sure he'd be a suitable dad, and that meant finding this bachelor a wife. Her love for the little girls was so great that she agreed to take on the role. Would Eric and Laura learn that sometimes love comes after marriage?
From Runaway Bride…The beautiful woman snuggling a baby in her arms spelled trouble, and Walker Oakes knew it the instant she appeared on his ranch applying to be his housekeeper. Well, the gruff bachelor planned to send the sophisticated city slicker packing. Then Lizzie showered his foster sons with the motherly attention they'd missed and gazed at him with wary eyes that aroused all of his protective instincts….To Rancher's Bride?Second thoughts about her impending, loveless nuptials sent Lizzie seeking refuge in Montana. What she hadn't expected were the warm kisses she shared with Walker–or the way they made her feel. Lizzie wasn't about to let down her guard and fall for the rugged cowboy. So why did she hope that Walker's family needed two more to be complete?
FIREMAN REPORTName: Logan StrongStatus: Torn between loyalty to a fallen firefighter and smoldering passion for the man's widowIn one heart-stopping moment, a savage fire stole Janice Gainer's husband. Memories of his fellow firefighter led Logan Strong to offer comfort to the beautiful widow. But Logan's kindness was like kindling, and sparked a raging attraction between them. Even a kiss felt like the ultimate betrayal! Both desperate to deny their desires, Logan and Janice struggled to honor the man they had lost. But their hearts were through mourning…and in bloom–and their souls ravenous for a man-woman connection. For the miracle of healing had shown them that somewhere between honor and duty…lies love.Men of Station Six: The courage to face danger was in their blood…love for their women ignited their souls.
FIREMAN REPORTName: Mike GablesStatus: Currently reconsidering his bachelor status for one orphaned six-year-old and a very sexy social workerRescuing people from raging fires was a job Mike Gables took very seriously. Committing himself to only one woman…well, that was another story. But Mike hadn't counted on the effect six-year-old Randy would have on his life–or what Kristin McCoy would do to his heart. For Kristin was like no beauty Mike had ever known, and her devotion to abandoned children only made him want her more. Suddenly the dedicated firefighter was thinking more about planning a future than filling his little black book…Men of Station Six: The courage to face danger was in their blood…love for their women ignited their souls.
FIREMAN REPORT Name: Jay Tolliver Status: Relieved of duty to recover from injuries sustained in heroic rescueAn earthquake had left celebrity Kimberly Lydell's once-flawless face permanently scarred. And though she withdrew from the world, Kim couldn't forget the strong, brave firefighter who'd risked his life to save hers. When she learned he'd been blinded in a fire, Kim flew to Jay Tolliver's side.Darkness temporarily held Jay prisoner. But he didn't need sight to know Kim was the woman he desired most in the world. Jay would accept her help–and show Kim that real heroes saw beauty with the heart….Men of Station SixThe courage to face danger was in their blood…love for their women ignited their souls.