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Married by Christmas by Mollie Mathews
First Impressions / Blithe Images
Nora Roberts - 2008
All he wants is peace, quiet and to keep away from women. The last thing he needs is his sassy, sexy neighbor Shane Abbott. But he has no idea how determined Shane will be when it comes to giving a helping hand--or a loving heart.When small-town girl Hilary Baxter is offered a prestigious six-month modeling contract by Bret Bardoff, handsome, charming and the owner and publisher of fashionable Mode Magazine, the sky is the limit. Thrust into a glamorous career in New York, Hilary knows she has it all...except for the one thing she really wants: Bret's love.
The Christmas Cookie Chronicles: Carrie
Lori Wilde - 2011
She might be a “paid up” member of the Cookie Club and the local Sweethearts Knitting Club, but she’s not about to give in to the forced ho-ho-ho of the season. And why? Mark Leland. When he left town he broke Carrie’s heart. Now, the local-guy-made good is back, hosting the reality show “Fact or Fantasy.”Fact: Mark broke her heart. Fantasy: her friends think they’ll be getting back together. But could the magic of a Twilight, Texas Christmas make Carrie’s secret dreams come true? And don’t miss The Christmas Cookie Chronicles: Raylene available November 29thfrom Avon Impulse!
Three Days in Florence: the perfect romantic and feel-good read this September
Chrissie Manby - 2019
Unfortunately, with Neil's constant complaining and his teenage children in tow, it's not exactly the romantic break Kathy was hoping for.But when a mix-up with her flights leaves Kathy stranded in the city, she decides to embrace the unexpected and stay on alone.What follows is a life-changing few days in the Tuscan sun, as Kathy begins to question the choices that have led her here. With the help of the colourful Innocenti family, who offer Kathy a place to stay, she gradually begins to realise that there's a much bigger world out there, if only she can be brave enough to explore it.Could Italy hold the answers to her future happiness? Or is Kathy destined to return to her old life?
The Magic of Christmas
Sarah Morgan - 2007
A mom…just in time for Christmas?Beautiful, bubbly nurse Lara King just can't resist a little girl's Christmas wish—for her daddy to be happy—so she steps in as the sexy ER consultant's new live-in nanny!Christian Blake lost his faith in love a long time ago, but now, as Lara fills his house with warmth and sparkle, he realizes that she's his once-in-a-lifetime chance for happiness.As the first snowflakes start to fall, he can only hope that Christmas will weave its magic and Lara will accept the special present waiting for her under the tree…
Lucky 13: Matchmaking and Misunderstandings
Cat Gardiner - 2014
DarcyNew York City advertising executive, Elizabeth Bennet is determined to find a respectable date to take to Christmas dinner with her insane family. So, what’s a girl to do with only 26 days remaining? She and her best friend embark on a mad-cap dating blitz. Speed dating and blind dates become a source of frustration when one man continually shows up, hell-bent on either annoying her or capturing her heart. Fitzwilliam Darcy, wealthy, hunky, part time New York City firefighter is Elizabeth’s new client, one of thirteen men chosen for a fundraising, beefcake calendar. Sparks fly and ignite as misunderstandings abound. Sit back and laugh as friends and family play matchmaker, conspiring to bring these two together for an unforgettable, hot, holiday season in New York City. Lucky 13 is a fresh and fun Pride and Prejudice inspired, steamy, holiday romance. Imagine "You’ve Got Mail" meets "Sex in the City" in a sexy tale where the secondary characters are as lovable as our hero and heroine. Let the holiday season come to life with romance, comedy and a ton of feel good moments that'll leave you smiling and dancing.Authors Note: This novel has a companion blog that Elizabeth writes and all our characters comment in. You can follow along through page links at the bottom of each e-book chapter and table of contents. Paperback purchaser will find the blog address at the beginning of the book, along with the story's Spotify soundtrack and Pinterest inspiration. *This novel contains adult language, adult themes, and sexual situations.*
Claudia Winter - 2014
But after penning a scathing review of a restaurant nestled in a Tuscan apricot grove, her boss informs her of a big problem: when the restaurant’s owner read the article, she keeled over dead from a heart attack. Now the owner’s grandson, Fabrizio, has filed a lawsuit against the magazine, and if Hanna can’t convince him to drop the case, she’ll lose her job.Determined to keep her career off the chopping block, Hanna returns to the restaurant to apologize. But upon her arrival, she finds that the little old lady’s death has created more than just the usual grief, since Granny’s will stipulates that Fabrizio will inherit the restaurant if—and only if—he’s married. With time running out for them both, the young man offers a crazy deal: he’ll drop the lawsuit if Hanna agrees to be his bride. As things heat up in and out of the kitchen, the two wonder: Could Granny’s scheme turn out to be a recipe for romance?
Kelly J. Calton - 2019
She can only hope to encounter as few people as possible and protect the secret she took with her more than twenty-five years ago—her beautiful and successful daughter, Sugar Jones. Born into one of the town’s founding families, Eric Larsson was never given a choice when it came to the life he would lead, including whom he would marry. And despite having loved Becca Jones since childhood, he had been coerced into a loveless marriage and was forced to let Becca go on the night of her beloved father’s funeral. Word travels fast in the small town, and Becca is soon confronted by the man she’s loved since she was eight years old. Eric reveals the darkest truths of his former marriage, and just as the two begin to consider a new future, an angry Sugar Jones comes to town demanding answers. Going Home is a story of worlds colliding, well-kept secrets, and the promise of lives forever changed. From debut author Kelly J. Calton comes the first book in her charming Snow Globe Café series. For fans of Debbie Macomber, Carolyn Brown, and RaeAnne Thayne, readers will be happy to follow Becca Jones home to the magical, holiday obsessed town of Snow Valley.
Snowbound with the Soldier
Jennifer Faye - 2013
Returning home as a wounded war hero, Jason looks a shell of the man she once knew. Yet her heart still skips a beat as if it was yesterday....Stepping back into civilian life, Jason looks to Kara for help. But there's too much water under the bridge - not to mention too much lingering attraction.But it seems that the mountain weather has other ideas, and when Kara and Jason end up snowbound together they are forced to confront the ghosts of Christmas past.
The Christmas Cottage / Ever After
Samantha Chase - 2015
Legend has it that any couple who spends the night in the Christmas Cottage shall have love everlasting... THE CHRISTMAS COTTAGE Lacey Quinn does not believe in happily-ever-after or the legend of the Christmas Cottage. But her best friend does, and she’s the one getting married. It’s Lacey’s job to make sure everything at the cottage is perfect for the newlyweds. Instead, she finds herself snowed in with the best man, and she begins to wonder if fairy tales really can come true.EVER AFTER Ava Callahan wants desperately to believe in love everlasting. But when Brian McCabe walks back into her life and upsets her carefully organized world, her commitment to perfection makes it hard to accept the love that’s right in front of her. Will it take a night in the Christmas Cottage for Ava and Brian to find their happy ending?What readers are saying: “Delightful Christmas romance with a twist ending.” “Loved the layered plot.” “Sweet holiday romance…love, love love!” “An enchanting tale.” “A five star story!” “Instant connection with the characters.”
Christmas in Alaska
Debbie Macomber - 2016
After being jilted by her fiancé, Caroline Myers ends up there—thanks to her matchmaking aunts, who send her on what appears to be a vacation. Not surprisingly, they have something different in mind. Something that involves spending a snowy Christmas in handsome Paul Trevor's home—as his Mail-Order Bride. There's nothing typical about Snowbound, Alaska, either. Jenna Walsh met Dalton Gray on the internet and now, a month before Christmas, she's going to Alaska to marry him. But on the flight to Fairbanks, she meets Reed Kenner, who's not impressed with her plan to marry Dalton, a man he detests (for good reason, as Jenna later finds out). So Reed decides to change her destination—and her marriage plans. Which is why Jenna finds herself at Reed's cabin in tiny Snowbound. It's currently a one-woman town (and the other woman's out of town). That leaves Reed, a bunch of eccentric old men, a few grizzly bears—and Jenna. Hmm. Looks as though Jenna's going to be a Christmas bride after all. The Snow Bride!
Dress Me in Wildflowers
Trish Milburn - 2012
To her, the rags part of her story is in the past and should stay there. When she left Oak Valley, Tennessee, she had no intention of ever going back, of ever being the person she'd been there. She's no longer poor little Farrin with the outdated clothes and nonexistent social life. She remade herself into one of the top designers in New York, specializing in wedding and special occasion gowns for starlets, royalty and those with fat bank accounts.So when Tammie, her best friend from high school, invites her to their fifteen-year high school reunion, Farrin can't think of anything she'd rather do less. Only when Tammie's mother, who'd been like a second mother to Farrin, encourages her to come back to Oak Valley for a visit does Farrin relent. She intends to be in and out in a day, but that's not exactly how things pan out. The next thing she knows, she's bought a historic inn to keep it from being demolished, learned her high school nemesis didn't have the perfect life she always thought, and her teenage crush has grown up and just might like her back. She also realizes that time and distance are funny things, and that Oak Valley isn't as bad as she remembers. In fact, it and the people there might be the things she's been looking for without realizing it.
Daughter Dearest: A Reverse Harem Romance
Nikki Bopp - 2020
Interviewing for a multi-million dollar company, she’s surprised to find out that the position is for an assistant to three handsome executives that make her want to drool. Being a mother is hard, but trying to juggle three dominant men? That’s a job in itself. For the first time in years, Jenny experiences happiness and the family she has always yearned for but when her past reappears, she will have to make a decision that could change their lives forever. Will love conquer? Or will Jenny be forced to let go of those that mean the most to her?
Snow Kissed by the Billionaire
Lizabeth Scott - 2017
And then things heat up quickly!Reed Hamilton, a home restoration expert, is more comfortable in her steel-toed boots than teetering on heels at a shopping mall. She usually kills her relationships from neglect, so she’s taken herself off the market. An unexpected assignment to evaluate a potential project in upstate New York has Reed leaving the Victorian she’s working on to meet with the client. A client she discovers spooning her from behind when she wakes up in his bed! Reed finds Mason charming, and tempting. So why not take advantage of all that HOTNESS!An early snowstorm dumps an irresistible woman at the Mason Tate’s door. As beautiful and enticing as he finds her, career-focused Mason doesn’t do entanglements of any type. So, he proposed that while snow falls outside, they make their own heat inside, then go their separate ways with only pleasant memories of their time together. No emotions allowed. They both agreed. They’d be like two snowplows meeting in the night. At least that was the plan. Until that kiss.
Resisting the Sicilian Playboy (Mills & Boon Modern)
Amanda Cinelli - 2015
But feisty wedding planner Dara Devlin isn't deterred. She needs his family castle for her top client, so she boldly accepts Leo's outrageous challenge to be his fake girlfriend. If Dara thinks her sensible suit and unwavering professionalism will discourage him, she's mistaken. They only make Leo want to get beneath her buttoned-up exterior all the more! Surrounded by the imposing walls and haunting memories of his opulent Sicilian castello, Leo finds seducing Dara is the perfect diversion—and claiming her will be this playboy's ultimate prize. And the story continues in the bonus novella included!
That Christmas Eve: A Brother's Best Friend Baby Romance
Mia Ford - 2018
I got him alone during our Christmas Eve party, and I told him to unwrap his gift. Me. But Josiah left me with an unexpected gift of his own. A bouncing baby that’s the spitting image of him. I can’t believe my family hasn’t figured it out. They think I’m some romance-crazed maniac who can’t say no to men. But Josiah’s the only one I’ve ever really wanted. And now he’s back. And I’m screwed. Because I still want him. And I know he still wants me. But bad boys don’t want babies, they want babes. Can I tell him the truth without losing him forever?