He'll prove he's back for goodDetective Jack Evans will keep proposing as many times as it takes. He never expected to come home to Riverton, Wisconsin, let alone to find himself lost in a night of passion with reporter Emily Finnegan–and he gets an even bigger surprise when he finds out she's pregnant. Now he's determined to marry the beautiful brunette. It took a world-shaking surprise to make him realize what was missing in his life. But Emily has been hurt before, and isn't convinced his desire to marry her is about love. He'll do whatever it takes to prove his heart is hers… for as long as they both shall live.
A second chance for his first lovePaul Woodward has always known Annie Finnegan was the one. But when she married his best friend, he moved away from their tiny hometown to try to forget the woman he could never have.When her husband passes away, Paul is heartbroken and wants to be there for the love of his life—but how can he, given the way he feels? As he returns to take over his ill father's medical practice, though, it's clear that Annie and her son are the family Paul longs for. As Annie heals and their connection grows, Paul will wait to find out if love really gives second chances…
From Friends To Lovers To…Parents?Claire DeAngelo's fantasy was the white picket fence and a husband and babies. She thought she’d found it, but now she’s getting a divorce. Her ex’s behavior is bordering on harassment, so it’s lucky Claire runs into her college buddy—now undercover cop—Luke Devlin. Luke can’t believe his luck.He’s investigating a smuggling ring, and Claire lives in the building he has under surveillance. What better way to keep an eye on the criminals than to move in! When Claire’s ex becomes hostile, Luke’s protective instincts take over and the attraction between old friends heats up. Back in college, Luke was a carefree playboy.So when Claire discovers she’s pregnant, she knows better than to expect Luke to be family material. She’s finally getting that white picket fence and a baby…even if there’s a piece missing!
Michael Morgan is a man who always gets what he wants, and he wants The Whiskey Sour. The run-down bar would be perfect for his newest business ventureif it was for sale. Convincing the feisty redhead who owns the pub to sell will be tough, but ignoring his deep attraction to her could be nearly impossible. Jess Bennett knows that Michael's offer could solve all her financial woes, but The Whiskey Sour is her last connection to her beloved grandfather.When she refuses to sell, she expects Michael to disappear. Instead, he invites her into his family and his life. Now the woman who always had a hard time trusting men is suddenly having an even harder time trusting herself around this seductive entrepreneur. Is it safe for Jess to mix business with pleasure, or will she lose the barand her heart?
A Christmas Present With A Hidden PastAJ Harris needs to leave town, before his past sneaks up on him in the form of a tool-belt–wearing beauty who also happens to be the mother of his child. Fate has other plans when AJ inadvertently hires Samantha Elliott to renovate and sell his grandmother’s old house. Now he has to hide the truth—he secretly adopted the child Sam abandoned three years ago. Only, AJ can’t prevent the bond between mother and child.When he learns the selfless reasons behind Sam’s actions, including his own father’s deceit, AJ’s secret becomes a burden he can’t keep. But will Sam forgive him for having their son all this time? Or will one little boy’s love bring together a family…just in time for Christmas?
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas…In July?Brent Borden has always imagined that Leslie Durrance is happy on her pedestal. Until she runs–in the midst of a rainstorm, dripping diamonds, wedding dress and all–into the construction worker's arms. With the whole town buzzing about the juiciest scandal Collingwood Station has ever seen, the embarrassed debutante needs to lie low.Brent takes her in, but it's a Christmas-themed fund-raiser, complete with hot Santas in tuxedos, that gives Leslie a chance to get the tongues wagging about something besides her almost-wedding and get the wallets to open for a worthy cause. And also makes her see that the greatest gift has been in front of her all along…
The trap is set… Single mom and successful boutique owner Sarah Stewart didn't have room in her life for a pet, let alone a man. With a teenage girl to raise and a business to run, she couldn't do anything more than look at Jonathan Marshall, the single–and singularly good-looking–man who just moved in next door with a teenage daughter of his own. Still, since their girls would be classmates, it made sense to make friends. But that was as far as it could go. Despite the best efforts of some teenage matchmaking, Sarah wasn't giving in. Because she just isn't ready to put her heart on the line–again.
The minute Nick Durrance steps onto the porch of the once-grand, now run-down Meadowcroft home, he knows something is different. The woman at the door is not his ancient former teacher, but her young, beautiful grandniece. Maggie is new to Collingwood Station and has inherited the house, which she intends to turn into a natural beauty spa.Nick can't see the women of this posh town putting yogurt and strawberries on their faces, nor can he see them accepting the eccentric Maggie. But when the whole town starts gravitating to her, Nick realizes this woman is special–so special that she's even changed how people see him, a man who went against the wishes of his wealthy family to start his own construction business.It turns out the house is not all she's working on–and when he finds out what–or who–her real project is, he's not going to like it!
“So, how about it? You come to my sister’s birthday party, I’ll go to your family barbecue, and we’ll call it even.”
Say no. “Sure,” she said instead.He offered his hand to seal the deal. “It’s a date.”She shook it. “A fake date.”“Make that two fake dates.” He smiled and her insides turned to jelly.
It begins as a mutually beneficial arrangement. Just a simple solution to the problem that they both have. Kristi is far too busy as a single mum for a man – but that doesn’t stop her mother setting her up on disastrous blind dates. When Nate is widowed he’s faced with raising his twin little girls alone, and he has enough on his plate without the constant matchmaking from his family.
Kristi is already helping Nate stage his house before selling it, so the pair decide to stage a fake relationship to keep their family off their backs. If Kristi finds Nate distractingly sexy, and he can’t keep his eyes off her it’ll just make it all the more realistic… right?