For years, Lydia has dreamed of overseas mission work, the way some women dream of getting married. How ironic that she needs a husband to finally make it happen. She's always been practical, however - even if it means a marriage-of-convenience, so she can finally do the work she's called to do. Gabe needs a wife at exactly the right time. Plus, he's kind of hot.
"A must have book."
Love is the last thing on Zoe’s mind. Widowed at only twenty-six, she’s just trying to get through one lonely day at a time as she grieves her late husband, and finds the energy to take care of her infant son. As Zoe bravely tries to hold herself together, her husband’s cousin and business partner, Adam, offers his support and friendship. Shattered by her loss, Zoe is distant and resentful at first, but Adam gently persists, and Zoe’s reserve soon begins to crumble… Adam knows that Zoe needs time to heal but finds himself more and more attracted to her.
After years of dreaming, Jessica is finally getting married, but the marriage isn't exactly what she thought. Daniel is her best friend, and she's known him all her life, but he's never gotten over losing his wife two years ago. His dream is to become the pastor of the church in their hometown, but the small-town congregation keeps balking over calling an unmarried minister. Since Daniel needs a wife and Jessica wants a husband and family, she proposes an arrangement that benefits both of them.
"Sweet Christmas Love Story"
Kelly has spent her life taking care of her grandmother and being responsible, but she decides to have a little fun for one weekend in Vegas. She doesn't expect to wake up married to her best friend, Peter - and not to remember anything about it. Peter has been in love with Kelly for a long time, but she's never looked at him as anything but a friend.
For years, Deanna's eccentric grandmother has been trying to marry her off to a rich man, and she's finally managed to do it. Deanna has spent her life trying to take care of those she loves, and a six-month marriage should be a simple enough way to keep their historic Savannah house from falling down around their heads. Sexy, obnoxious Mitchell Graves needs a wife to finalize a business deal, and he snaps up Deanna as the most expedient option. Because she's quiet, he thinks she'll be easy enough.
"Good Story-Angela Dawe made it EXCELLENT"
For years, Jonathan Damon has buried himself in his scientific research, but now his uncle threatens to pull the funding for his lab unless Jonathan makes strides toward marriage and family. So he decides to bring a fake fiancée to his cousin's wedding to mollify his uncle. And the only convenient candidate for this particular experiment is Sarah. Sarah has been Jonathan's assistant for years, and she knows he's never thought of her in any other way.
For the last eight months, Mandy has lived across the hall from a caveman. He won't trim his beard, he mostly talks in grunts, and he'll hardly emerge from his cave of an apartment. Ben might be a grumpy mess, but she kind of likes him anyway. She's not attracted to him, of course. Not at all. Those stray feelings are merely a fluke. She's looking for a man who has it all together, and Ben isn't even close.
Abigail has been separated from her husband for almost two years. After a marriage that brought her only insecurity, she seeks a life now of peace and independence with their six-year-old daughter. Thomas wants to put their marriage back together, because he liked the wife he used to have, but she never wants to be that person again.
"I love all Noelle Adams books!"
As the daughter of a Hollywood mogul, introverted Claire Kenyon has often been thrown into the limelight, despite her best efforts to live a quiet life. When her father receives a threat aimed at her, he surrounds her with security, and one of her bodyguards is sexy Michael Lyle, who offers Claire very close protection.
Anne has worked for her sexy, ex-surfer, businessman boss for seven years, and she's been in love with him for two. Jake doesn't think about her as anything but his ever-efficient assistant, though. She's been trying to get over her feelings by dating other men and interviewing for other jobs, which doesn't make Jake very happy. But Anne is determined not to put her life on hold for him. When she gets a new job offer, Jake will do anything he can to keep her, but he still only seems to want her as an employee.
Ever since her former roommates deserted her, Meg has had to share an apartment with a lazy, obnoxious ass. He won't pick up after himself, and he refuses to get a good job. Plus, he doesn't always wear enough clothes - which is really a problem, because he's hot. Maybe he's occasionally funny. And every now and then he can be sweet. But mostly he's just annoying. It doesn't matter how much he's starting to flirt with her - Meg is going to resist. She's way too smart to fall for a guy who never takes anything seriously.
Three years into a marriage of convenience, Molly's high-powered CEO husband wants to add a new term to their marriage agreement. Sex - without any messy emotional entanglements. But weekly sex with Luke, despite their carefully negotiated terms, is likely to get messy eventually.
Three years into a five-year marriage of convenience, Jenn finds herself wanting something she never thought she'd want from her laid-back, ex-military husband. Sex - as a much-needed release of tension from her high-stress job. But weekly sex with Nick, despite their careful parameters, is likely to get messy eventually.
"So similar it's disturbing!"
After being married for just six months, Sophie's journalist husband, Mark, was captured by a Syrian rebel group and held for more than two years. Now that he has finally returned home, he's like a different person. She hardly knows him anymore, and he keeps pulling away from her. She tries to be patient and support Mark in any way he needs, but it just gets harder and harder.
Alice Grantham lost her fiancé and her job, so she's had to come home to Willow Park to live with her parents. To recover some sense of independence and security, she's cobbled together different part-time jobs, including one as assistant to the pastor of her hometown church. Nothing seems to be going right for her. Even Micah, the first boy she ever loved, is standoffish with her now.
For more than two years, Rose has been the nanny for James Harwood's daughters. She adores the girls, but she tries to maintain a professional distance with James - no matter how attractive she finds him. However, when his engagement falls apart and he starts to look at her differently, Rose no longer sees him only as her boss.
After growing up with an unstable father, Kate has always prided herself on her organized and well-planned life. She's secure now with a good job and an impressive boyfriend. And with Aaron, her best friend since high school. Aaron might be smart, funny, and sexy, but he has never been anything more than a friend. Kate will never risk her stable world and her closest relationship by turning the friendship into romance. But then everything changes in only one night....
When her father got remarried 14 years ago, Zach first entered Missy's life. The marriage only lasted a year, but her ex-stepbrother kept hanging around. Now Zach works with her in her father's landscaping business, and he's sweeter, funnier, and sexier than ever. And Missy can't help but wonder if it's wrong to think about him in a different way. He was only her stepbrother for a year, after all, and now he's acting like he wants to be a lot more.
Raney wants to enjoy being a bridesmaid at her friend's wedding, but the best man, Justin Woodward, keeps putting a damper on her mood. He's brilliant and kind of geeky - not at all the kind of guy she's used to - but she's always been nice to him, so she can't figure out why he acts so cool and obnoxious with her. It shouldn't matter what he feels about her, but she can't stop thinking about him. So her mission for the weekend is to get Justin to like her. Her attempts don't seem to work at all.
"Narrator was only so so"
Three years ago, Cassandra's marriage fell apart, and she separated from her husband, Silas. She moved away to start a new life, but now she's back home, determined to end the marriage for good. She might still love him, but they can't live together without hurting each other. Divorce is the only option left. Silas is big, rough, and sexy, and he's never liked to talk. He's been living like a recluse since she left, shutting himself off from the world.