When his wife walked out on their marriage, Greg Miller thought it was the end. Now fate has given them another chance. After an accident robs Greg of his memory, Susan comes back into his life. But the woman he loved has become a beautiful stranger - until she reawakens the passion they once shared...and Greg finds himself falling in love all over again. Unable to live with the constant danger of Greg’s racecar driving, Susan threw away everything they had. Now, as she nurses him back to health on the secluded island where they first fell in love, she’s determined to get to know her husband again.
In his search for the perfect woman, Steven Jackson had dated lots of candidates, but no one had quite fit the glass slipper. Then, while he was on vacation, his Cinderella came crashing through the ceiling of his hotel room, captured his heart, then disappeared, leaving behind one ugly sandal. Thus the search began. .
Doug Fountain wants a fake fiancée? He wants Marilyn Ross? She thinks not! To embarrass him she agrees to meet him and his granddad for lunch and lays a kiss on him that curls his toes - and hers. Oops! Doug knows quickly he wants Marilyn - not just short-term, but long-term. That she's the one who can fulfill his dreams. Marilyn, sadly, knows she lacks one important ability....
Wanted: Tall, mature (35-45) man, heroic in nature, preferably dark haired and blue eyed, capable of making long-term commitment. Must like children, country life, and classical music. Ability to play one or more instruments an asset. Term of employment: three weekends. Apply in person to Ms. Leslie. Max McKenzie writes articles about "weird jobs", and occasionally takes one so he'll know more about it. Jeannie Leslie is a career consultant. Intrigued and amused, Max goes to see her only to discover the ad had been pulled some time before, and had been sent out again by error. She doesn't want to discuss it....
Renny Knight was a rogue with a smile that could melt any woman's heart. So why did Jacqueline Train insist on denying that they were married, even if had been a marriage of convenience entered into two years before? She'd married him because he could give her the one thing she wanted from life - a child of her own, in return for giving him the ability to show married status and hence claim his inheritance. But Renny made too many emotional demands - demands Jacquie wasn't ready to accept, so she'd let him out of the pact, even though she was carrying the child he didn't know about. He had his inheritance. What more could he want?
When children's book illustrator, Elaina McIvor, is handed an 11-month-old baby to care for, she thinks the doctor who brought Betsy to her is as crazy as, well...the stork! She knows nothing about babies, and sure doesn't want a crash course forced on her. Dr. Brent "Brad" Bradshaw, has no idea why his very ill patient, baby Betsy's single mom, has begged him to take her baby to the stiff-necked old maid Miss McIvor, but he's too stressed and too busy as Chief of ER to make other arrangements. Elaina is just going to have to cope - somehow. Elaina copes by demanding his help and knowledge....
In need of a nanny to help with the kids, Kat Waddell reluctantly agrees to hire Rand, the ex-husband who had only been able to please her in bed.
When Ali Kozinski realized that her neighbors knew her gardening schedule - weed the tomatoes on Saturday, carrots on Sunday - she knew it was past time for a new and improved Ali Kozinski! Especially after sexy photojournalist Keith Devon moved in next door. He was a man who lived adventure. So, Ali took an assertiveness-training class and developed a plan.
In herbalist Holly O'Mara's opinion, attorneys are logic-driven, fast-talking slime balls. Holly captures all of skeptical Luke Nathan’s attention, but what is he to make of a sea serpent and a genie who lives in a jerry can? He does know he wants more than a no-strings-attached affair with this woman....
Lenore, a sensible woman, is not prepared for erotic dreams or to follow the dictates of an alien mind. Handsome Jonallo, torn from his Aazoni mind-linked group of inter-galactic police and badly injured, needs help and Lenore’s is the strongest, most receptive mind. Mentally, Jon calls to her, bringing her to him with promises of future joy. But she is a woman of Earth. Or is she?
A handsome business executive agrees to be the stand-in date at the wedding of his daughters professors ex-husband. He gets more than he bargained for when he discovers not only how much he desires her, but that shes pregnant.
Is this a twist of fate, or the family that’s fated to be? When Dr. John Martin is called to his daughter’s school, he thinks he’s seeing double. In his wildest dreams he never imagined that the child he adopted had a twin. But it’s the other girl’s mother - the outspoken, fiercely protective redhead Maggie Adair - who’s keeping the widowed dad up at night. Burned by love, Maggie isn’t ready to lower her guard. Yet the handsome pediatrician makes her believe in the future again.
Venny (short for Heaven - she has a very strange family) thinks her aunts' caretaker isn't taking very good care of the property on Whidbey Island. She hauls out a lawnmower and begins to raze his sister's wild-flower garden, which she sees as weeds. He tries to disable her car. The battle is on!
When orca researcher Don Jacobs arrives on Blackfish Island after a 15-year absence, he has a hidden agenda. At 16, Tracy Maxwell was lovely, but he was 10 years older and her father’s colleague, so she was off-limits. Now that she’s 30, she utterly bewitches Don. It took all his willpower to resist her before. Now Tracy seems ripe for passion. But is she ready for love? Tracy can’t believe the man she just spied at the helm of the boat is the blond Adonis who once left her weak-kneed with desire. Once upon a time, she tried to seduce Don, but he rejected her and left the island. This could be her chance....
When Mary DeLaney woke in the night to see a hunk sprawled in a wading pool and singing to the moon, she threw a vase of flowers and nearly killed a man allergic to daisies! But after such a disastrous beginning, Mary and Bruce discovered a miracle within both their hearts.
Graham Kincaid makes Donna Mailer’s blood run hot like no other man before, but under that lies mistrust because he’s the son of a man who cost her more than even she knows. Still, Gray helps her and becomes her ally against his father. Then a desperate secret, long hidden, shatters their joy.
Jace O’Keefe stumbles, injured, into Shell Landry’s house in the teeth of a terrible storm. Has he come to betray her past and reveal the secret she must, at all costs, protect? When she discovers his true reason for coming, she knows she must help him, but doing so leads her deeper and deeper into love with a man she cannot trust.
Sandy lives by one hard and fast rule: Stay away from members of the opposite sex—especially when they look like Greek gods. So when a series of mishaps thrusts her into the path of her gorgeous neighbor, she knows she’s headed for trouble. Suddenly, a woman who vowed to never marry again is fantasizing about romantic candlelit dinners...and giving in to a desire she had only dreamed about.
Billy Culver was back. Bad Billy Culver, and as usual, charm not withstanding, everyone knew he must be up to no good. No one knew it better than Arlene Lambert...and no one feared him more.
Marian Crane has been in love with Rolph McKenzie since almost forever, but he sees her as a butterfly who flits from man to man, from job to job, and even country to country, never lighting anywhere for long. It's not until he's shamed into giving her a job in his boat-brokerage/marina that he begins to recognize her as the savvy, desirable woman she has grown up to be. And when he does realize how appealing she is, he can't believe she could possibly be interested in him - after all, he's the brother who played second string to Max McKenzie, incomparable girl-magnet....