Brawny bush pilot Sam Edwards only cared about two things: his son and his daughter. Though raising a family single-handedly was difficult, Sam knew–despite the townfolks' prodding–he needed a baby-sitter, not a bride.And independent T. J. Walker–a strong, nurturing single mom more leery of love than Sam–was up for the job. His kids took to T.J. and her son like bees to blossoms, and Sam's own granite heart softened amid his makeshift family. Still, wary of rejection, T.J. had built a mile-high wall around her emotions. But would Sam prove to be the best man to show her what being wanted was all about?
KEEP YOUR ENEMIES CLOSER?Emmy Larkin could pinpoint the minute that her life changed–when so-called family friend Ed Travers sold part of her father's sugarbush acreage as payment on an overdue loan. And when Ed's son mysteriously arrived back in town, he set tongues wagging–and her heart pounding….Successful, handsome Jack Travers wanted to make things right between his family and Emmy's. But he didn't anticipate the stir he felt when he looked at the lovely, fiercely independent woman who saw him as her adversary. Could he make her see that there was more to their history than met the eye…perhaps even a future together?
OTHERWISE ENGAGED?Indulgences never suited no-nonsense Amy Chapman. Practical and pragmatic, she'd loyally quelled her secret crush on rugged Nick Culhane–her sister's fiancé. And rightly so, since Nick mysteriously broke the engagement and enraged Amy's entire family. Amy had heard he'd found another woman……and that other woman was Amy! Nick was back in town and still, ten years later, traitorous heat simmered between them, until being in Nick's muscular arms seemed as necessary as breathing. Nick hadn't been prepared for how truly lovely his doe-eyed beauty had become. Yet how dare Amy, the dutiful Chapman daughter, love the one man her family would never forgive?
A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSEDr. Alexandra Lawson wasn't the type to swoon over a handsome man. But then she had never met anyone like Chase Harrington. The sought-after CEO had an unnervig way of making her feel more female than physician, and the normally staid surgeon found herself fantasizing of wedding bells and family albums when she accepted Chase's gallant offer to share his residence. Suddenly Alex had a lover to come home to, and a friend. But Chase had a secret agenda in Honeygrove, one she feared might never include making the doctor in his house a wife…
Dear Diary,Sam MacInnes is back in town. He's still so gorgeous, but there's a haunted look in his eyes. People say he's a cop now–he must see some awful things on the job. I used to have the biggest crush on him! He never noticed me, but I wrote all about him in my old diary. My hair curls every time I think of someone reading it! All those dreams of passionate kisses and more… Can you imagine that getting out?Only problem is, the local rumor mill says that he's remodeling the very house where I hid the diary. I've just got to get it back before Sam finds it–what would he think of me if he discovered all my secret desires?
Senator’s Secret Daughter! It was quite a shock when popular family man Senator Kendrick recently announced he had an illegitimate daughter. But teacher Jillian Hadley insisted she wanted nothing to do with the legendary Kendricks. Who could they send to change her mind? Sexy PR expert Ben Garrett has recently been seen whispering in Jillian’s ear. No one knows what sweet words he used, but suddenly Jillian was whisked away to Ben’s very own private getaway.If pictures of the two together are any indication, perhaps the sudden impulse to be with Ben has more to do with passion than power?
THEY SAID HE NEEDED A WIFE….A wife of breeding and class. But Gabe Kendrick, the first son of the revered Kendricks of Camelot, Virginia, wanted none of that. His ambitions and sense of duty had led him to follow his father's footsteps into politics. But his heart guided him to the one woman he could never have.The daughter of Kendrick estate staff members, Addie Lowe had grown up loving Gabe from afar. Social boundaries hadn't kept them from becoming friends. But now, the press threatened to turn their friendship into something tawdry–a scandalous affair between employer and employee.Gabe urged Addie to ignore the tabloids. But how long could they ignore their awakening passion for each other?
A MARRIAGE OF CONVENIENCE–OR FOR KEEPS?Jenny Baker's return to bucolic Maple Mountain was propelled by her desire to mend her broken heart…and to repair a reputation shattered by big-city betrayal. Vowing to stay far away from men, she was surprised to develop an instant connection with her new boss, Dr. Greg Reid.After Jenny's discovery that her troubles had only begun in Maple Mountain, Greg was determined to help in any way he could–even if the only solution was to become the husband of his newest employee. Was this union of convenience just a temporary arrangement, or was it rooted in something more–true love?
ONE NIGHT. ONE MAN. ONE BIG MISTAKEWas there a woman alive who could resist Matt Calloway? If given a choice, most would have said Ashley Kendrick, the eldest daughter in the Kendrick dynasty. Ashley's poise and reserve were world renowned. But the night Matt reappeared, Ashley's inhibitions had ended up on the floor next to her clothes!The one-night stand was coming back to haunt her. Ashley had to work with Matt on a charity project building houses for the disadvantaged. She knew too well how good Matt was with his hands, his success as a contractor notwithstanding. But Ashley was a public figure, watched by the world. A scandalous affair with her brother's best friend would be completely inappropriate…and somehow inevitable….