No longer just a crush…It was Grace North's birthday and the best gift she could've gotten was…Kyle McRaney? Okay, so it wasn't what she'd asked for–at least not out loud–yet the man she had once considered her special hero was standing in her kitchen, ready to be her personal chef for the next three months. And the appearance of his precocious daughter only made Grace long for what might've been….Kyle had always treated Grace with something akin to brotherly love, but now there was no mistaking the heat that sizzled between them. After all, Grace had gone from awkward teenager to the sexiest woman he'd ever met. Could he convince this beauty to take another chance on her knight in shining armor…and his ready-made family?
A Random Act of KindnessBusinessman Nick Thornton couldn't help being impulsive. But he had no misgivings about hiring away the fesity new waitress at his favorite diner. After all, he could spot a person in need, and Rona Meyers needed a protector.Yet, as he got to know her, he was humbled by her caring and no-nonsense attitude. Maybe he was the one in need–after all those long years he'd been struggling to keep his faith. With his sense of family shattered, Nick couldn't stop wondering if God wanted him to have a new beginning. And a new chance at love.
FAMILYMATTERSONE+ONE+FIVE?He wanted a family of his own. But rancher Hank Whittake figured he'd do it the old-fashioned way: find a woman to share his country life, then conceive their own bundle of joy in a most enjoyable manner. Yet somehow sweet-talking Neesa Little snuck under his guard and he found himself taking in five rambunctious orphans desperately in need of a family….Despite his self-imposed cantankerous manner, Hank's heart soon opened to the children–and pretty Neesa. Something in the mysterious woman's eyes whispered of forgotten dreams and made Hank long to uncover all of Neesa's secrets…so they could forge a family from five most unexpected deliveries."Kisses, kids, cuddles and kin. The best things in life are found in families!"
Getting shot in a robbery shattered more than Katarina Zemanova's knee.Once an up-and-coming power executive she's realizing that recuperating her confidence, and her trust in people, is a lot harder than she expected. Teaching night school in the sleepy town where she grew up with her «go get 'em» grandmother seems like a good first step. But when Ben Brown bursts into class, that step becomes a giant leap. George Benjamin Brown is no star student.He's a recovering cynic with a newfound teenage son, Matt, and trust issues of his own. Matt sneaks off to enroll in Katarina's class, and Ben storms in to teach him a lesson, but is instead captured by Katarina. And it's the start of a learning experience none of them ever saw coming.
Desperate to turn her life around, nurse Amanda Reston swore off big-city E.R.'s and powerful, deceptive men. Surely working private duty in placid Pine Grove would provide peace of mind…Alas, Amanda's first patient proved impossible-impossibly handsome, impossibly rich and impossibly impatient to recover from his skiing injuries. Difficult, demanding, yet maddeningly attractive, Sheik Rahman Harun imperiously installed Amanda in his posh ski villa-and seductively insinuated his way into her heart. Yet Rahman was royalty…while all Amanda had to offer was TLC. When he had recovered, would Rahman leave her with a broken heart or would he take a chance on the love of a lifetime?
Unavoidable liason…Every Tuesday, Hayley Morgan drops off her six-year-old son, Max, at the baby-sitter's, then drives the deserted stretch of highway south from New Orleans to the maximum security prison where she works. Every Tuesday, Max waits out front at the baby-sitter's, eager for Hayley to return.One Tuesday, the routine isn't quite so smooth.Because Max disappears. He's been abducted. But there's one man–lawyer Slade Reeves–who can help her.He's Hayley's only link to Max. She knows she has to trust him, although he appears to be invovled with Max's kidnapping.Even worse, she starts falling for Slade…falling for the enemy.
She'd risk it all for the byline Mack Whittaker hates the spotlight.As a deputy sheriff in a small town that actually respects his privacy, it's easy to keep a low profile and do his job. So when a smart, sassy reporter rolls into town looking for a good story, Mack is immediately on guard. He'll do everything in his power to keep Chloe Atherton's attention–her intuition–focused on the department. And not on him.But it seems as if the woman will stop at nothing to get her story, even if it means digging into his past. And neither of them realizes that one byline will change more than just their careers….
Set me free. Say I escaped, or that you never found me. Kidnapped heiress Lady Aline of Leavingham has surrendered any hope of rescue when a mysterious figure casts her assailant aside. But it's soon clear Aline's savior has no intention of setting her free–he's sworn to deliver her to the Duke of Roxholm, her family's enemy!Sir Hugh of Eardham has never seen anything quite like Aline's beauty and fighting spirit. There's no doubt he's tempted more to protect her than keep her bound. But could this loyal knight ever break his oath of allegiance for Aline's sake?
Eleanor Whitman had been a young girl with a crush, offering Keegan Taber her heart on a platter. Then he'd made it ruthlessly clear he wanted nothing to do with it. Eleanor hated the memory–and she hated him. And yet even four years later, the sight of Keegan made her weak in the knees. Only, now she was no girl….Keegan had never forgiven himself for how he'd treated Eleanor. He'd give anything to have her love him again. But Eleanor had moved on and was with another man. All Keegan could do was hope that man didn't put a ring on her finger before he could win her back….
TRUST ME, GLENNA….One look into Master Sergeant Rafe Marek's piercing blue eyes and Glenna Hastings knew she would survive. He was one of the best commandos in the legendary Delta Force, and it was his duty to protect her. As they fled from their hidden jungle prison, nothing could keep Glenna from giving her heart to the wounded soldier.Rafe was sure that Glenna's passion wasn't real. How could this beautiful woman desire a man so badly scarred both inside and out? Rafe had never opened his soul to anyone before, yet he burned for Glenna, and his carefully constructed barriers came crashing down. But could he prove to himself that he deserved Glenna's love?