A Cooper Mountain Christmas Short Story Companion
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Veterinarian Noah Sullivan isn't a Scrooge, but the Christmas Eve tradition of hanging mistletoe in the clinic's waiting room annoys him. Kissing doesn't belong at the Copper Mountain Animal Hospital. Noah rethinks his position when Caitlin arrives with a stray kitten she found freezing in the snow. All he wants now is to maneuver the pretty preschool teacher under the mistletoe. If he's not careful, he'll wind up on Santa's naughty list.
Ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon.
Rachel Murphy loves the scent of gingerbread baking almost as much as she enjoys creating custom edible houses at Christmastime. But she needs a bigger kitchen if she wants to make the most of her impromptu holiday business.
Enter Nate Vaughn, handsome venture capitalist turned Montana dude ranch owner and her brother’s boss. Nate’s commercial kitchen is perfect for the baker. And he thinks she might be perfect for him…as a business partner.
After being burned by a celebrity baker, Rachel’s wary of Nate’s interest in her gingerbread houses, not to mention his mistletoe kisses. She should leave the Bar V5 ranch and return to Arizona. Or can Nate convince her she’s already home?
A new family…for Christmas?
All widow Grace Wilcox wants is a fresh start for her and her young son, Liam. When her truck spins off the icy road, her rescuer turns out to be the hottest firefighter in Hood Hamlet, and even wary Grace can't say no to his offer of help!
Bill Paulson has stuck to his no-dating rule so far this Christmas, but having Grace in his home is testing his chivalrous side to the limit! Her little boy is melting his heart, even asking for a new daddy from Santa….
But Grace has already loved and lost one hero. Can she really let herself get close to another?
His pinstripe suit is normally his armor…
Becca Taylor has worked hard to overcome her troubled past and start a new life. But when Caleb Fairchild marches into her life, the instant attraction between them is the last thing she needs!
CEO Caleb has learned the hard way not to suffer fools and to be careful of whom to trust. Why should Becca, gorgeous as she is, be any different? But he can't help but be drawn to her, to want to get close to her. So when her secrets are blown out into the open, betrayal seems inevitable. Unless the truth can start to crack the iron walls he's built around his heart.…
Her first love…
When Sarah Purcell ends up in hospital, she's shocked to find the dreamy doc by her bedside is her soon-to-be ex-husband, Cullen Grey!
Sarah's reluctantly released into Cullen's care, but he's as emotionally distant as ever, and her old insecurities bubble over. Surely the new life he's forged for himself in Hood Hamlet proves he can live without her?
Their second chance?
Caring for his wife 24/7, this time Cullen won't bury his feelings. As the tremors of their old attraction erupt, he has one thing on his mind: it's time to bring his wife back by his side—where she belongs.
Swapping the Texas dust...
The small-town girl with big dreams has finally reached Hollywood! For years, costume designer Megan Calhoun has longed to be seen for who she is, not who she isn't. But under the gaze of A-list hearthrob Adam Noble, this Cinderella begins to step out of the showdows....
For Hollywood glitter!
Adam hides from his painful past behind every role he plays. But something in Megan is threatening to smash apart this carefully construed facade. Will he finally take his biggest risk...throw away the script and open his heart?
FIREFIGHTER UNDER THE MISTLETOE - Harlequin Romance 11/11
For Leanne, infuriatingly charming firefighter Christian Welton is out of bounds. Not only is he too young for her, but his trail of broken hearts is legendary. Leanne's fought hard to be one of the boys, and won't let anyone see that Christian's smile makes her want to melt into his arms!
Christian wanted to discover the softer side of the tough-talking paramedic, but hasn't counted on how much the real Leanne affects him. He's vowed never to settle down, but under the mistletoe it's certainly the season to be tempted.…
Dutiful Princess Julianna has a secret—she’s actually happiest makeup free, sailing with the sea breeze in her hair. Her attraction to rebel prince Alejandro is instant—but her intended is his brother, the proper but dull Enrique!
For the first time, Julianna’s irresistibly tempted. Before long, she’s spending her nights sailing with gorgeous Alejandro while the rest of the palace believes she’s sleeping. Soon she’ll have to choose—remain the perfect princess, or follow her heart and stop sleepwalking her way through life.…
EXPECTING ROYAL TWINS - Harlequin Romance 2/11
Suddenly a princess...
They hit it off, and Zoe ends up agreeing to pose as Sean's girlfriend at his family's Thanksgiving. But following an accident and a misunderstanding they're soon stuck with each other for the Christmas holidays!
Zoe's girl-next-door looks make Sean wish their charade was a romantic reality, but Zoe is hiding something…and he has until the clock strikes midnight on New Year's Eve to discover her secret!
Cocoa Marsh had resigned herself to giving up her dreams. She might never be a competitive snowboarder again, but at least her job as a designer for Hughes Snowboards gave her the opportunity to ride whenever she wanted. And as for that pesky hope of a happily ever after…well, the love she'd felt five years ago for snowboarding superstar Rex Billings hadn't been real, anyway. He'd proven that when he'd left and never spoken to her again.
Until now, that is. Because Rex Billings was back, and looking more devastating than ever. Not that she was going to let herself fall for his charm and knee-weakening smile again. Even if he seemed more grounded, more committed, more…like a dream that might actually come true….
WEDDING DATE WITH THE BEST MAN - Harlequin Romance 9/10
Determined not to be knocked back by her ex-fiance jilting her, Jane Cavendish went on a fabulous girls' weekend in Vegas with her three best friends. she returned home refreshed, relaxed...and with a "no man" rule!
Except now she's in danger of falling at the first hurdle! Tristan MacGregor, her ex's best friend and almost their best man, is back in town. Jayne is surprised when he makes a beeline for her. But he seems determined to put the sunny smile permanently back on her face...and it's working!
Note to self: when stepping back into your billionaire boss's world:
Remember why you turned him down all those years ago: because infamous playboys like Drake Llewelyn are trouble with a capital T!
He plays to win. You can't afford to take a gamble on love and lose, no matter how much he says he's changed.
So arm yourself against his movie-star looks, devastating charm, intoxicating smile... Oh, no! This is going to be so much harder than I thought!
I'll go on this one date, and if nothing comes of it that's good, isn't it? I've never met a man who can see past my chest - why would this guy be any different?
Dani Bennett is not looking for a man, but her new job requires her to sign up for blinddatebrides.com. The last thing Dani expects is to be paired with a devastatingly attractive millionaire! Her poor background and blonde bombshell looks mean she expects Bryce Delaney to take one look and judge her - like all other men.
But Bryce isn't just any man...!
Carly Bishop hasn't celebrated Christmas for six years—not since icy Mount Hood claimed her fiancé's life and left her a widow before she was a bride.
But this year, handsome Jake Porter is determined she'll enjoy herself. Jake is a mountain rescuer, big-hearted and courageous, but Carly is too scared of loving him in case she loses him. In a whirl of festive fun, sleigh rides and snowball fights, Christmas starts to weave its magic. Though it's Jake who is melting Carly's heart.
Stranded with the bad boy…
For wedding-dress designer Serena James, nothing less than perfect will do–and that applies to finding Mr. Right! Her pilot, Kane Wiley, doesn't meet any of the criteria…apart from being drop-dead gorgeous!
Kane feels most home in the skies. For this drifter, no commitment means freedom. But while flying Serena to a wedding convention, Kane is forced to perform a crash landing!
They might be chalk and cheese, but, stranded together, there's no denying the chemistry. And it's going to be awhile until their SOS is answered…
This would be the most amazing and romantic race of the lives!?
After being dumped so publicly, Millie Kincaid never wanted to see Jace Westfall or be on reality TV ever again. But she finds herself on Cash Around the Globe-with Jace! Although she doesn't trust him, to win they must work as a team.
They race around the world, tested to their limits, and everything is captured on camera-including their stolen kisses! Can they determine what is real and what is just for TV? And, with the finish line in sight, will they win the one thing that money can't buy?
PLAIN JANE'S PRINCE CHARMING - Silhouette Romance 11/06
HE'D KNOW THE IDEAL WIFE WHEN HE MET HER!
Because contractor Gabriel Logan had developed a design for his future a long time ago. And Faith Starr Addison did not fit the plan. She was too beautiful, too career-driven, too big-city…and much too tempting for a small-town guy like him. Gabe had learned a long time ago that her kind of woman was the kind who left. But working with Faith, side by side, to remodel a turn-of-the-century mansion, was putting ideas into his head–and into his heart. How else to explain why the woman who was so wrong for him now seemed so very right?
Wanted: A strong, silent and sensible man for farm work (Billionaires and playboys need not apply).
Especially if your name is Henry Davenport and you flirted with me in the diner the other day. I am a twenty-something waitress with three siblings to raise and a farm to manage; I am done with good-looking charmers. (And no, I don't care if your smile has a tendency to make me feel warm all over!)
I'm looking for someone with a sturdy back, endless patience and a cheerful attitude. Flirtation, soft kisses, moonlit dances and other attempts to capture my heart will not be appreciated.
Interested candidates should contact Elisabeth Wheeler in care of the Berry Patch Press.
From the Desk of Emily Winters
Bachelor #4: Reed Connors Title: VP of Global Marketing
This month's scheme: surprise him with this long lost love--and secret child I've always thought there was something missing in Reed Connor's life. And now that our research has turned up his high school sweatheart Samantha Wilson, I think I know exactly what it is. Luckily, Christmas is just around the corner, and so is the perfect excuse to sent the ambitious executive back to his hometown. Now all we need is a nudge from Santa, and one little boy—who's been very good this year—just might get the gift he's always wanted...
And then there was two...
For nearly two weeks they were trapped together on a tropical island, forced to endure Survivor-like challenges in order to win a grand prize. But for the normally business-minded Cade Armstrong Waters, the toughest part became resisting his pampered-princess-turned-worthy-teammate, Cynthia Sterling. Cynthia's grit and determination, not to mention her golden locks and shining eyes, made Cade ache to hold her as they shared close quarters in a makeshift tent. But although his hardened heart had slowly begun to heal in her presence, Cade had no desire to surrender his bachelor status. Which only proved that walking away could be his biggest challenge of all!
Long ago and far away...
...there was a world filled with light and laughter and love. But quakes buried the land deep below the sea. Slowly the people adapted to their new world. But a civil war broke out, forcing the king of Pacifica to send his four children far away, each with a guardian and a piece of the royal seal.
Twenty-five years later, it was time for the siblings to be reunited--and reclaim what was lost. Natural beauty Kayla Waterton had always avoided the sea--she'd sensed its secrets...and its danger. But a chance-of-a-lifetime search expedition for a sunken ship could lead to answers about her mysterious past...and passion in the arms of modern-day pirate Captain Ben Mendoza....
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HIS BAND OF GOLD - Silhouette Romance 8/01
She knew catching the bouquet had been a big mistake.
She didn't believe in love or marriage—for herself at least. For others, wedding consultant Kelsey Armstrong Waters planned the most perfect weddings—and hoped for the best. But her much-married parents made her vow never to step down the aisle. Until she met Will Addison....
From the wedding march... to the rock-a-bye baby!
Innocent socialite Laurel Worthington had only met handsome tycoon Brett Matthews once before—at their wedding! Then, a wager had meant a one-night marriage. Swept away by the romantic fantasy, Laurel had willingly surrendered her virginity to her sweetly seductive new husband.
But the self-made millionaire wondered if Laurel would ever have come back to him if she hadn't needed his help. He vowed they'd marry again—and stay married—for the sake of their unborn child. But this time Laurel wouldn't marry for anything less than her husband's heart...
IF THE RING FITS - Silhouette Romance 2/00
The legend said the prince had to marry the woman the engagement ring fit....
Nonsense. Prince Richard de Thierry didn't believe in magic...or in true love. That didn't stop every female visitor to his kingdom from trying on the "enchanted" ring. Luckily, it fit no one. That is, until accident-prone American heiress, Christina Armstrong tried it on and it got stuck!
Somebody handsome, charming, successful—and willing to pretend he was engaged to her. Just for one night, so her loving but oh-so-nosy family would finally stop meddling in her perfectly happy—if somewhat unconventional-life....