Derrière la vitre embuée, la tempête de neige fait rage, et Savannah, bouleversée, comprend qu'elle devra rester ici plusieurs jours encore... Oh, bien sûr, la perspective de s'éloigner de Mike Calhoun, qui l'héberge depuis son arrivée, lui brise le coeur. Le charme de cet homme grand et brun ne l'a-t-il pas séduite dès le premier regard ? Et ne s'est-elle pas attachée, bien malgré elle, à son adorable petit garçon ? Hélas, malgré l'enivrant baiser que Mike lui a donné, inutile d'espérer partager avec lui davantage qu'une simple aventure. Car, dès que la tempête se sera calmée, elle n'aura d'autre choix que de reprendre la route, emportant avec elle son secret : elle est en fuite, et enceinte d'un autre...
Lorsqu'elle apprend que l'homme avec qui elle a eu une brève aventure quelques mois plus tôt vient de périr dans un accident d'avion, Camille décide de se rendre chez le frère de ce dernier afin de lui présenter le bébé né de cette liaison. Dès qu'elle le rencontre, Camille est séduite par le charme du richissime homme d'affaires et touchée par son intérêt pour l'enfant. Bientôt il lui fait une proposition troublante : pour leur assurer une vie confortable à elle et à son fils, il va l'épouser. Mais attention, pas question d'amour entre eux. Car sa fiancée aussi a disparu dans le crash et il n'est pas prêt à aimer de nouveau.
TWO DIFFERENT WORLDS... All Matt Ransome knew was that some penniless stranger was carrying his dead brother's child. And any Ransome heir was going to be raised in the family tradition of wealth and power-whether its mother liked it or not. ONE BED Olivia Brennan let the arrogant, infuriating Texan drag her off to his sprawling ranch, on condition that he marry her-in name only-to give her child a father. But the wildfire heat that blazed between them made her wonder if she could keep her own bargain...
Millionaire Nick Ransome was just the type of man heiress Julia Holcomb had been warned to avoid. And when she found out he was after her family's company, she knew their mutual attraction was destined for disaster. Yet Nick's seductive ways had her agreeing to a weekend getaway...then a passionate affair. For Julia, there was no place for business in the bedroom. And for Nick, love-like business-was an all-or-nothing proposition. Would she be the object of Nick's revenge once he learned she would never give him what he really wanted?
Katherine Ransome never expected to see the man who had jilted her at the altar again. But Cade Logan was back, bidding $500,000 at a bachelorette charity auction to have her for an evening. Katherine vowed never to succumb to Cade's passionate enticements. Being betrayed by Cade once had nearly destroyed her. If she gave him her heart again and lost it, she knew she wouldn't survive.
A fire on her ranch sent rodeo champ Jake Reiner blazing into Maggie Langford's life, disrupting her ordinary existence and igniting desires she thought were long gone. But the single mom's temperature reached the boiling point when the cowboy temporarily set up home with her - under her hospitalized father's orders. Jake was like a hot branding iron - Maggie knew she shouldn't touch him, but she couldn't resist the burning temptation his kisses kindled inside her. She knew the cold reality of loving a hot-blooded cowboy who itched for the open road. But maybe she was the special woman who could warm Jake's hardened heart and convince him to stay forever.
PROPOSE TO A RYDER? Gabriel Brant was breaking a generations-long feud by proposing to the lovely Ashley Ryder. He offered a deal that would benefit both - he'd get land to expand his cattle ranch and seven-months-pregnant Ashley would get a father for her baby. But he hadn't planned on Ashley's searing kisses shattering the walls around his heart! MARRY A BRANT? Ashley might have fantasized about Gabe when she was a girl, but she didn't trust the ambitious cowboy to keep his word once he grabbed the Ryder land. The way Gabe made her pulse race and her knees weak didn't mean a thing. Except that she found herself wishing their paper marriage would catch fire.
Rodeo rider Wyatt Sawyer was used to handling bucking broncos, not babies! So when he became guardian of his five-month-old niece, Wyatt knew he needed to hire a nanny. He just never expected that nanny to be the lovely Grace Talmadge - who was easy on the eyes and a terrible temptation to a commitment-wary cowboy's heart. Grace liked her life safe and secure, but living with her rugged boss and his bone-melting kisses was likely to get even the most sensible girl into trouble. She and Wyatt were complete opposites, yet Grace found herself falling for this wild cowboy. Could she take a chance and lasso the love of a lifetime?
MARRIAGE - ON HIS TERMS Rodeo champion and rancher Jeb Stuart was determined to claim the son his ex-wife had given away, but he hadn't counted on the little boy's love for his charming adoptive mother, Amanda Crockett. Jeb proposed a marriage of convenience for his son's sake, but Amanda soon found that what suited the rugged cowboy's own convenience was to coax her into his bed. Although Amanda knew she should guard her heart, she couldn't resist Jeb's passionate pursuit. During the hot Texas days and the long, sultry nights, her handsome husband taught Amanda to enjoy her own sensuality, but could she teach him to love again?
A cool million to help a withdrawn child? Widowed teacher Ava is touched that the girl's guardian, Texas billionaire Will Delaney, cares so deeply. Now Ava is trying - unsuccessfully - to resist the gorgeous tycoon. Will wants her in his bed. But only for the summer. Unless she can teach him to open his guarded heart to love.
What was a cowboy to do? When Josh Kellogg had rescued a stubborn damsel in distress from her burning car, he figured that was the last he'd see of her. But without any ID or memory of who she was, and with trouble on her tail, it looked like Ms. "Laurie Smith" might need a little more rescuing. And she'd picked Josh to play her knight in shining armor. Josh was a confirmed bachelor; he knew better than to get involved with his lovely - and temporary - houseguest. Still, the sizzling passion they shared was undeniable, and it threatened to burn down the walls around this cowboy's guarded heart. But once Laurie remembered her past, would she still desire a future with Josh?
BABY CHASE Pregnant Katherine Manchester was on the run and about to become a mom any minute! She had to find a safe place for her baby to be born, fast - and what better place than in rugged rancher Colin Whitefeather's welcoming arms? SURROGATE DAD Colin had a weakness for strays and beautiful women. And when he delivered Katherine's baby, baby girls were added to his list. Katherine affected him like no woman ever had, but she was afraid of something - or someone. Well, she was about to learn that Colin Whitefeather feared no one - and that nothing would keep him from making them a family.
HE MADE "MARRY ME" SOUND LIKE A DARE... . In one blazing moment, rugged rodeo man Jared Whitewolf had tempted straitlaced Faith Kolanko to do something reckless. With a nod of her head, she could have it all - a home, a baby and a long-legged heartbreaker in a ten-gallon hat. Faith was pushing thirty, and this gorgeous, exasperating man was pushing all her buttons. The determined daddy saw Faith as perfect mommy material, but to her he was trouble in blue jeans. She was far too smart to consider his outrageous marriage of convenience. And far too tempted to say "I do!"
FORBIDDEN LOVE... Being stranded with a beautiful woman should have had Micah Drake thinking of all the things they could do to pass the long nights together. Only, this woman couldn't remember if she was single and available... or her twin sister, married and the proud mother of two little girls. OR FOREVER PASSION? With one little girl calling her Aunt and the other calling her Mommy, Rachel - or was she Raffaela? - didn't dare give in to the pleasure Micah offered. Even though her body cried out for him, her heart demanded she wait until she discovered who she was... and if she was free. But would their passion withstand a return for civilization?
ONE RED-HOT HUSBAND Mattie Ryan had no illusions about her temporary husband. Long, lean, darkly compelling - Josh Brand was every woman's fantasy. And everyone in Texas cattle country was gonna wonder why in blue blazes he'd marry his gawky cowpoke neighbor! Well, Josh needed a mom for his baby, and Mattie needed - well, Mattie needed a man! The arrangement had seemed simple: a one-year, no-love-involved commitment. But Mattie, in all her experience, did the unthinkable: She'd fallen for her husband. Worse, she welcomed Josh's steamy stares, sizzling caresses and words of seduction. And now the last thing Mattie wanted was for her torrid temporary marriage to end... .
MARRY A STRANGER? Juliana Aldrich wouldn't think of it! But that's exactly what her benefactor's will was asking her to do. Worse, her would-be groom, Caleb Duncan, actually wanted to go through with it! Think of the money, he insisted. All Juliana could think about was sharing the marriage bed with this dangerously sexy man! Caleb couldn't have made a better proposal himself. Marry for one year, and he'd walk away with his bachelorhood intact. But he soon realized his pretty bride was sure to foul up his plans, because Juliana had him wishing that her hotheaded refusals would turn to passion on the wedding night... .
THE FORBIDDEN MAN Zach Durham could rustle the orneriest cattle, charm two rambunctious kids... and inspire desire in women who should know better. And Emily Stockton knew better. Her sister's ex-husband was way off-limits... but this flesh-and-blood, taut-muscled, slim-hipped cowboy had her pulse pounding, her heart racing and her mind reeling. She wanted to forget the real reason she'd come to his spread and simply be in his arms, live on his ranch, tend her adorable niece and nephew. But her stay was temporary. She knew it, and Zach knew it. So why was he looking at her like a man in love... like a man who wanted her by his side - forever?
She Couldn't Remember... Her past was a mystery. She didn't know her name, or why she'd been driving through the mountains in a blizzard, or how the accident had happened. All she recalled was that she'd been looking for Ben Falcon. But he'd found her first. He Couldn't Forget... His past haunted him still. Ben knew there was only one reason for this beautiful woman to have invaded his remote ranch. But until she regained her memory, he could pretend that she was someone he could trust - and that he was someone she could love.
Isabella Devlin's life turned inside out the night she encountered a stranger breaking into her house. Everyone thought Colin Garrick was dead. Yet there he was--living, breathing sexy proof that he was still very much alive--and willing to share his secrets with her. But those secrets might just get her killed.... Colin had come back to Stallion Pass with a mission...and a warning. But he'd never imagined an all-grown-up Isabella would get caught in the middle of this deadly game of cat and mouse. Colin knew he shouldn't put Isabella at risk, but the passion she inspired threatened to put him in an entirely different sort of danger.
A man, a woman...a baby? Colonel Mike Remington wasn't a man who backed away from a challenge. But the tough, combat-hardened Special Forces officer knew he was way out of his league when he cradled an adorable baby in his arms--and an elegant, enticing lady lawyer told him he was the little girl's brand-new "daddy".... The only solution to his sudden baby problem was marriage--in name only--to the lady lawyer herself. But the more time he spent on a secluded Texas ranch with the beautiful, sensual Savannah Clay--and the more "innocent" kisses they shared--the more he ached to see this make-believe marriage turn into the real deal....
It began as an anonymous flirtation. Storm raging, lights flickering, two stranded travelers decided to share uninhibited conversation--but no names--during a stolen encounter. Talking turned into kissing...and the need to know each other's names. In an instant, Boone Devlin and Erin Frye discovered they weren't exactly strangers. And Boone discovered that Erin was a virgin. Only fate could have seen fit to land bachelorhood lovin' Boone in bed with the marriage-minded manager of the Texas ranch he'd inherited and intended to sell. Suddenly, his best-laid plans promised to be the ultimate betrayal. Because Boone was starting to suspect that he and Erin had created a lot more than sparks....
This time he was playing for keeps Colonel Jonah Whitewolf had always lived life on the edge, whether it was in the Special Forces or working for a security company, but nothing could have prepared him for the shock of stumbling upon his ex-wife...and the son he had never known. With Kate and little Henry sharing his house, Jonah wanted only to spend every day with his son...and every night seducing the woman he'd loved and lost. But with danger haunting his ranch, Jonah hoped that Kate would trust him and understand that this time he wasn't risking his life for his job but for his family.