Tessa Jamison no pensaba marcharse de River Bluff hasta que encontrara lo que habia ido a buscar: al padre del hijo de su hermana. Y la persona que se escondia bajo el disfraz de Santa Claus de la iglesia del pueblo podria ser el hombre que andaba buscando. Cole Lawry no pareca el mejor candidato a ser padre. De hecho, el ex empresario divorciado aseguraba una y otra vez que no tena ningn hijo, que nunca lo haba tenido y que nunca lo tendra. Pero Tessa estaba dispuesta a jugrselo todo para demostrar que no era as incluso el corazn.
Victim advocate Abby Davis wants a new job. One that involves shorter hours and less stress. But she's never been able to ignore a family in trouble. And the handsome cowboy waiting outside her office with his two little girls has a story that touches her heart.A robbery at an ATM has left his ex-wife dead and brought huge changes to Tom Butler's life. Overnight he's gone from single man living a simple ranch life to single parent trying to cope with two grieving daughters. Abby can tell he's reluctant to seek help, but he'll do it for his kids.Now, instead of a new job, Abby has a new case. And spending time with the Butler girls means getting to know their father. It means discovering that to know Tom Butler is to love him.
For too many years Claudie St. James has kept her past-with its dark secret-to herself. Now she's met the most wonderful man in the world-Robert Lester, known to his friends as Bo. But before she can allow herself to fall in love, she has to go back to Kansas to confront the family she hasn't seen in nearly twenty years....So one evening she leaves her California home without telling a soul. But she'd underestimated Bo's skill as a private investigator. He tracks her down and joins her. Together they travel east, stopping to look up the brothers and sisters Claudie barely recognizes. Till they reach Otter Creek, Kansas...Suddenly, as she prepares to right an old wrong, Claudie's very grateful that Bo is with her...
Judge Lawrence Bishop has a bright political future. But there's one thing that could come back to haunt him. Two years ago he spent a ski weekend in the arms of a sexy stranger. Now he needs to find the woman he's been unable to put out of his mind.Ren is sad to learn that "e;Jewel"e; died in an accident. But her fifteen-month-old son is living with his aunt, Sara Carsten. Ren does the math and feels compelled to find out if his suspicions are correct, even though he knows he should stay away...or risk his promising career. Then he meets Sara-and suddenly staying away is even more difficult.But what he has to tell Sara-and what he sees with his own eyes-rocks both their worlds.
The prophecy: You will marry a prince-but you will have to save him first.Las Vegas restaurateur Grace Radonovic is more than a little surprised when her late father's friend proposes marriage. Wanting to be true to her father's memory and burdened by the weight of her close but overbearing Gypsy family, she accepts.Who is she to turn her back on the dynasty?But the shady lawyer-turned-casino owner is more wild card than king of hearts. And he's more attracted to Grace's dowry to help pay off his blackmailer than the curvy brunette herself. Even the Radonovic matriarch feels something is amiss. So when long-lost cousin Nikolai Sarna visits the Gypsy compound, Grace can't help but wonder if he's actually her destiny. But there's something Nick isn't telling her. A secret that could land Grace in unexpected danger.
Kristin Sullivan has come home to set things right. She needs to reconnect with her family and she needs to introduce her son to his father. But coming back to Gold Creek means facing another man. Deputy Donnie Grimaldo. Their history is not a happy one.The last thing she expects is a marriage proposal from Donnie, the high-school sweetheart she betrayed...but never stopped loving.
All her life, Jenny Sullivan has counted on her sisters for advice, opinions and suggestions. But this time she's facing a dilemma that threatens to devastate her world. And this time the decision has to be hers alone-even though it will affect four lives: hers, her children's and Sam O'Neal's.Sam O'Neal. Her husband's brother...and the father of her newborn twins.
Dear Santa: I need a new mommy and daddy. God took mine to heaven, and they can't come back. Ally and Jake are taking care of me now. Can you please make them stay forever? That's all I want for Christmas. Thank you. Caleb.Allison Jeffries would give anything to make her four-year-old godson's Christmas happier. But she can't give him the one thing he wants from her. She can't be his new mother. And from everything she's heard, Jake Westin, Caleb's godfather, won't be his father.
Anne Fraser can't refuse her stepfather's request to manage his ranch while he's away, but she has reservations about taking her daughter back to Nevada for the summer. Especially when she discovers that her stepfather has also talked his grandson-champion bull rider Will Cavanaugh-into helping out at the Silver Rose.Now, in addition to running the ranch, worrying about her child and reassuring her boss in New York that her absence is temporary, Anne has to find a way to deal with the feelings she still has for Will.
Andrea-the middle Sullivan triplet-is intrigued by the mysterious stranger working on her brother-in-law's ranch. It doesn't take a genius to figure out that Harley Forester's no cowboy. He doesn't talk like one and he doesn't know the first thing about horses. So who is he?Even more perplexing, why is Andi so attracted to a man without a past?
Jonas Galloway wouldn't show up on Remy Bouchard's doorstep without an excellent reason. Not after a secret destroyed what was so good between them. In this case, though, locating his daughter trumps unfinished business. He hopes he can persuade Remy to see it the same way.Working with his high school sweetheart makes Jonas want to pick up where they left off. Especially because Remy is more tempting than ever. But he is a father and his little girl has to be his priority. Then an exposed lie hands him and Remy a possible future. And he can't leave Louisiana without finding out if second chances are all they're cracked up to be....
What do a South Dakota rancher and a Hollywood stuntwoman have in common-outside their landlord-tenant relationship? Not much. But from the moment Cade Garrity meets Jessie Bouchard, he's captivated. Although he knows a woman who is paid to take risks is the wrong role model for his impressionable daughter, he can't keep away.From the start, Jessie is very clear that her stay is temporary. Can Cade be content to let her leave when the time comes? The more he knows about the woman behind the stunts, the more he's sure that she's the one for him. So now he has to convince her to take that big leap into commitment...without a safety net.
Life as a single parent is good. Sure, Daria Fontina has hit some rough patches on her road to independence. But compared to the situation she left...Things are coming together when she's tossed a curve ball in the form of William Hughes. He's a Hollywood agent with a glamorous lifestyle that's a far cry from her busy-mom routine. Can this gorgeous man really be interested in her brand of domestic bliss?Yes, he can, because he's quite clear he wants her...and her little family. The temptation of him and the promise of a new start are almost too good to be true. She's not convinced she'll avoid repeating the past. But maybe it's time for her to leap at the chance life has provided.
Rufus Miller is a mystery.It's the one fact the entire town of Sentinel Pass can agree on. And Rufus has no intentions of solving the riddle. He likes his privacy. His cabin and his work suit him just fine, thanks.Then Rachel Grey shows up.The energetic entrepreneur has decided Rufus is her ideal client and is full of marketing ideas to make him a household name. And he's tempted. Not by her impressive strategy, but by her. Suddenly the guy least likely to answer a direct question wants to open up. Wants to share his space with her. Wants her to know all the skeletons in his closet. And that urge to be with Rachel so completely is the biggest mystery of all.
Only in Hollywood would someone like Mac McGannon fall for someone like Morgana Carlyle. After all, he's a struggling miner trying to be a single dad and she's a celebrity who's been on magazine covers. She's so gorgeous, Mac's little girl is convinced Morgana is a princess. And everyone knows princesses aren't parent material. Or are they?Because his daughter has already decided Morgana would make the perfect mom-for her. And Mac has to admit it's not hard to picture himself with Morgana in a forever kind of way. There's just one problem: Morgana is definitely not who she says she is.