I, Jayne Pembroke, must have been out of my mind. Erik Randolph, Youngsville's most eligible playboy, had walked into the store where I worked, chosen a ring for his future bride - and then proceeded to ask me to marry him. And although I knew our marriage would be based more on terms of a will than love at first sight, my heart beat at an unfamiliar pace the moment I uttered "I do.' Because it's not every day you get to walk down the aisle - or fall in love with your very own husband.
MR. APRIL THE MASTER (FOR A MONTH): Boone Cagney. When irresistible Lucy Dolan cried pitifully about her trapped three-year old, how was the hunky fire fighter to know she was talking about her... cat? Now he's spending his days - and his nights - with both of them... . THE SLAVE (FOR A MONTH): Lucy Dolan. When Boone rescued Mack from the jaws of death, Lucy decided it was payback time. THE DEBT: Lucy has to service Boone for thirty days only - if he can bear to let her go at the end of them. After all, good help is so hard to find... . MAN OF THE MONTH: He'd sworn to go it alone. So what was it about this woman - and her ornery black feline - that had Boone thinking about the family plan?
BLAME IT ON BOB BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR... Too bad sexy Rosemary March didn't heed this advice - because as an adolescent, she'd harbored a secret wish to get even with nerdy, brainy Willis Random. She'd also has other secret wishes involving him - ones she hoped to realize if she ever got the chance. And suddenly, thirteen years later, there was a chance - all six feet two inches of him - knocking at her door. And as Rosemary stared at the magnificent speciment that Willis had turned into, she swore she was going to have one more crack at him. Prove to the science whiz that hers was a body as worthy of study as any comet's. If it was the last thing she did... BLAME IT ON BOB:The comet passes through only once every fifteen years... but it leaves behind a lifetime of love!
WHAT A WEDDING! Angie Ellison had just married a gorgeous mystery man in a hastily arranged wedding ceremony. Clearly, the folklore about the comet passing by her small town was true - it affected everyone's morals! Surely that was why she was looking forward to her wedding night with one heck of a bad boy... . Sexy undercover agent Ethan Zorn wasn't interested in silly comet lore, shotgun weddings or sticking around this crazy town once his assignment was over. But he also knew it wasn't the comet making him act like such a hot-and-bothered newlywed in love. It was Angie... BLAME IT ON BOB: The comet passes through once every fifteen years... but leaves behind a lifetime of love!
FROM HERE TO PATERNITY A BLIZZARD, A BABY... AND A BRIDE? Being snowbound with a beautiful stranger was a bachelor's dream. Being snowbound with a beautiful stranger in labor was this bachelor's worst nightmare! Yet Cooper Dugan managed to deliver Katie Brennan's son. Settling down was the last thing on Katie's mind - mother and child were on the run. But she needed a favor. All Cooper had to do was pose as a proud papa and happy hubby. All Katie had to do was remember that it was just a charade... . FROM HERE TO PATERNITY: These three men weren't expecting to become parents - and fatherhood isn't the only thing the stork delivered! FROM HERE TO PATERNITY
MEN of the YEAR MAN of the Month "A romantic? Hardly. I'm far too pragmatic to be romantic." - Wheeler Rush, driven-to-distraction CEO Audrey Finnegan was the most clumsy, unfortunate, beautiful and alluring woman Wheeler Rush had ever met. She was also his temporary secretary. His business was on its last legs and his eyes were on hers! True, she'd come into his life - and his office - like a whirling dervish, and made his hormones spin out of control. He knew he should send her packing, but her heart was in the right place and - oh, Lord - for once in his life, so was his... . Some men are made for lovin' - and you'll love our MAN OF THE MONTH!
DO OPPOSITES ATTRACT? They must, since years ago, the only thing high school freshman Georgia Lavender had in common with rough-and-tumble orphan Jack McCormick was the mutual wish to get Georgia out of the clutches of her controlling father. Georgia had thought that Jack would always be there to protect her. And then he'd disappeared... . Now Jack was back - only to find that the insecure girl he had known was gone, and in her place was a beautiful, sophisticated woman he couldn't keep his mind - or his hands - off. Jack had thought he'd come back to rescue Georgia - so why did it feel as though he was the one in real danger? THE FAMILY McCORMICK: Three separated siblings find each other - and love - along the way!
Sylvie's Wish Life would be perfect for Sylvie Venner if she had a baby. Not marriage, not a husband - just a baby. Of course, she would need a teensy favor from a willing male acquaintance - someone who had no desire for a family. Fortunately, she had the perfect candidate... . Chase's Child Confirmed bachelor Chase Buchanan would do almost anything for a friend. But what Sylvie wanted went above and beyond the call of duty! How could he agree to father her child, and still stay "just friends" when he wanted so much more?
CELEBRATION 1000 FROM HERE TO PATERNITY SURPRISE PACKAGE... Carver Venner got a double shock when he opened his door that morning: a twelve-year-old kid that he never knew he had - clutching the hand of the sexiest woman he had ever seen. And though Carver would have loved to concentrate on social worker Maddy Garrett, there was another problem at hand. Like what to do about his daughter... . Raising Rachel, with her dubious ideas about everything from nutrition to education and her... colorful vocabulary, was bound to be a challenge. And Carver could use all the help he could get. But he soon realized that what he required from Maddy was more than just professional assistance... . CELEBRATION 1000: Come celebrate the publication of the 1000th Silhouette Desire, with scintillating love stories by some of your favorite writers!
BLAME IT ON BOB AFTER YEARS OF WAITING FOR MR. RIGHT... Hometown girl Kirby Connaught was saving herself - if not for marriage, then at least for the perfect man. Someone who was husband and father material. Someone who was clearly... not the arrogant and sexy, no-strings-attached playboy at her door. So why was she having such a hard time resisting him? WAS IT OKAY TO SAMPLE A LITTLE OF MR. WRONG? Globe-trotting bachelor James Nash was the "most desirable man in America," yet suddenly a small corner of it was looking mighty appealing to him. He knew that Kirby really wanted happily-ever-after with a local boy - but what was the harm in getting her to expand her territory a little? BLAME IT ON BOB: The comet passes through only once every fifteen years... but it leaves behind a lifetime of love!
Blundering Bachelor There was a new female in Jonas Tate's life, and he was crazy about her - when she wasn't bawling or splitting up! Thanks to his newborn niece, the town's most eligible doctor had become a harried homebody. But help was on the way... . Baby Expert Maternity nurse Zoey Holland was crazy about kids - or maybe she was just plain crazy. Why else would she have offered to give the insufferable Dr. Tate - her arch enemy - a crash course in child care? And why else would the man suddenly seem so... well, irresistible?
CELEBRATION 1000 FROM HERE TO PATERNITY BACHELOR FOR SALE Maybe you can't buy love, but in Annie Malone's case, it wasn't for lack of trying! And though the housemother of twelve bids on Ike Guthrie for the sake of her "children," one look at his healthy physique and penetrating blue eyes had Annie realizing that spending the weekend alone with him might not be a sacrifice. PACKAGE DEAL Ike Guthrie didn't know how he got involved in this bachelor auction, but one thing was for sure: though his "buyer" might be unexpectedly sexy, her kids were more than he had bargained for. FROM HERE TO PATERNITY: These three men weren't exactly expecting - and fatherhood wasn't the only thing the stork delivered! CELEBRATION 1000: Come celebrate the publication of the 1000th Silhouette Desire, with scintillating love stories by some of your favorite writers!
Follow That Baby HER PREGNANT TWIN WAS MISSING! Suddenly it was up to Rachel Jenson, the sister most likely to land in a sticky situation, to save her beloved twin from a hotbed of trouble. But Rachel hadn't counted on strapping Oklahoma sheriff Riley Hunter. The darkly exotic temptation in a tan uniform was convinced she was the missing mom-to-be. And now Rachel was torn between continuing the charade to protect her family or confiding in this honorable lawman who'd captured her heart... . A wealthy dynasty... a pregnant mom on the run. For fast-paced excitement by five fabulous authors... FOLLOW THAT BABY next month in Silhouette Yours Truly... .
THE DOCTOR CAME GIFT WRAPPED Single and pregnant, diner waitress Mindy Harmon might have been a little down on her luck, yet she'd still managed to keep her holiday spirit. But she was more than a little surprised when she opened her door on Christmas Eve to find... Reed Atchinson, M.D. - her gorgeous-but-grumpy customer - declaring himself her own personal Christmas present! Reed had never been big on Christmas, but when he met Mindy - the beautiful mother-to-be who had so little yet gave so much - he became a believer. In roles he never thought he'd take on - like Dr. Husband. And Dr. Daddy? FROM HERE TO MATERNITY: Look what the stork brought - a bundle of joy and the promise of love!
The clock is ticking as Dinah Meade races across the country to pick up her lottery prize. Thank goodness for the help of her drop-dead gorgeous neighbor! Too bad he's gay--isn't he?
Nurse Rita Barone noticed everything about moody cardiologist Dr. Matthew Grayson - his broad shoulders, his powerful hands, his eyes that saw right through her scrubs, his lips set in a scowl that seduced her into giving up her innocence. But she never noticed that he was the secret admirer who'd been sending her anonymous gifts. The pragmatic Dr. Grayson felt a fool. A renowned surgeon with a crush on one of his young nurses? No matter how much he dreamed of touching her, kissing her, undressing her, Matthew knew that for the "Beast of Boston General," bedding a beauty like Rita was nothing but an elusive fantasy...or was it?
En voyant Sam Maguire boire à la tasse de porcelaine où elle venait de poser les lèvres, Rosie sentit une secrète excitation l'envahir. Pourquoi fallait-il que, de tous les hommes, ce soit celui sur lequel elle fantasmait depuis des mois qui soit entré dans sa boutique ? Et, surtout, qu'il insiste pour partager le thé qu'elle était en train de déguster, loin de se douter qu'il s'agissait d'un thé aphrodisiaque dont elle venait de mettre la recette au point ? Elle retint sa respiration tandis qu'il avalait la boisson, et, quand il reposa la tasse sur le comptoir et leva les yeux vers elle, elle sut qu'elle était perdue. Car dans son beau regard si sombre, brillait la même étincelle qui la faisait frémir quand elle songeait à lui. Celle du désir. Pur. Brut. Irrépressible.
Alors que la fête battait son plein autour d'eux, Tracy Riley fixait son père d'un air abasourdi. Ce qu'il venait de lui proposer était absolument aberrant ! Avait-il perdu la tête pour lui demander une chose pareille ? Epouser un homme qu'elle avait vu trois fois dans sa vie sous prétexte de sauver l'entreprise familiale de la faillite ? On n'était plus au moyen-âge : de nos jours, les femmes avaient leur mot à dire sur le mariage !
De plus, le père de Tracy ignorait un détail important : la jeune femme s'était toujours promis d'épouser un homme dont elle serait follement amoureuse. Et cet homme, elle venait de le rencontrer en la personne du très séduisant Garrett Fortune...
Ce troublant aveu d'Emily McKay.
Bien qu'elle sache que son mariage avec Jonathan n'était qu'un arrangement, Wendy ne peut s'empêcher d'espérer qu'il finisse par l'aimer. Hélas, elle comprend vite à quel point elle se trompe. Car, même si Jonathan se montre de plus en plus attentionné à son égard, il n'est pas homme à tomber amoureux. Si bien qu'elle doit se rendre à l'évidence : jamais ce séducteur ne prononcera les mots tendres qui feraient d'elle la plus heureuse des femmes...
Rivaux, amoureux d'Elizabeth Bevarly.
Lorsqu'elle revoit Peyton des années après le lycée, Ava est sous le choc. Le mauvais garçon qui séchait les cours et s'attirait des ennuis est devenu un homme d'affaires puissant et charismatique. Tandis qu'Ava, la star du lycée, a tout perdu. Et si aujourd'hui elle se sent irrésistiblement attirée par celui qu'elle a snobé par le passé, Peyton, lui, a conservé une rancune tenace...
Un désir sous haute protection, Elizabeth Bevarly Rester professionnelle, quelles que soient les circonstances : telle est la ligne de conduite que Renata a toujours suivie. Pourtant, depuis qu'elle a fait la rencontre de Tate Hawthorne dont elle doit assurer la surveillance depuis qu'il a été menacé par de dangereux criminels un trouble inédit s'est emparé d'elle. Elle rougit au moindre compliment du séduisant milliardaire et se laisse trop facilement distraire. Dans ces conditions, comment se montrer alerte et protéger au mieux Tate, comme elle s'y est engagée ?
Pour aimer à nouveau, Kathy Douglass Ce soir, Trent est fou de rage. Alyssa et Robyn, ses deux filles adorées, viennent de lui dévoiler le nom de la bénévole du centre de loisirs dont elles sont devenues si proches : Carmen Shields. Un nom que Trent n'a jamais pu oublier. Et pour cause, car Carmen est le chef de police qu'il tient pour responsable de la disparition de son épouse bien-aimée...
Une brûlante promesse, Leanne Banks
Le coeur d'une romancière de Sheri WhiteFeather.
Pour rester vivre au Texas, terre qui lui a inspiré son dernier roman, Allison serait prête à tout. Tout, y compris un mariage de complaisance avec Rand Gibson, le séduisant milliardaire qu'elle vient à peine de rencontrer. Même si elle ignore pour l'instant quels intérêts il pourrait retirer de cette étrange union...
Pacte de cristal d'Elizabeth Bevarly.
Yeager Novak est un horrible goujat ! Hannah peine à contenir sa fureur face à l'homme qu'elle aime. Elle qui pensait que tout avait changé entre eux et qu'ils vivaient une idylle sans nuages, se retrouve brutalement ramenée à la réalité. Yeager refuse de fonder une famille avec elle et entend négocier scrupuleusement l'accord qu'ils ont signé avant qu'elle tombe enceinte de lui..
+ 1 roman réédité gratuit : La mariée d'un soir, Sara Orwig.