Jeremiah Stone: rodeo superstar. Good-time guy. Father of three? That's one pair of boots Jeremiah never expected to fill. Then his three nephews are orphaned, and his entire life changes. Not only is he now playing parent, he's also running the family ranch. It's almost too much for this cowboy.Until he encounters Lucy Alatore.He recognizes that look in her eye and knows a steamy fling could make him feel more like himself. But the intense heat between him and Lucy is distracting him from three little boys who need his undivided attention. He's forced to choose one over the other…unless he can convince Lucy this family isn't complete without her!
After busting her butt as an ad exec–and forsaking everything but peanut-butter cups–workaholic Anna Simmons finds herself out of a job. It's only for six months, of course, and the forced sabbatical should teach Anna work/life balance (as in less work, more life).But Anna can't take it. She plots the most important campaign of her career–the pretend balanced life. And she'll enlist her oh-so-hot neighbor Sam Drynan to play her fake boyfriend–it's the perfect way to convince her boss she's ready to get back in the boardroom ahead of schedule!So what happens when the make-believe make-out sessions start to feel anything but fake? And instead of sneaking into the office–she's counting the hours till she's free?
A smart girl would help herself firstSlaving over a hot stove had taught Marie Simmons a thing or two–like not letting another cook steal her thunder! If it took her last chocolate chip (okay, second to last–a girl can't give away all the chocolate!) she had to find some way to foil Van MacAllister–a gourmet's flavor du jour–her new co-host on a cooking show. With some careful planning the only sizzle the audience would see would be from the steak, not the hunk.Of course, she feels a soupgon of guilt at first because he really is a talented chef. And by the time they get to the appetizers it finally dawns on her that the, um, «to-die-for dish» on their show just might be the man himself!