Family secrets? Brett Carmichael walked out of nowhere into Lauren Halstead's life. All she knew about him was that he had gorgeous brown eyes and a long, lean body. He didn't seem to have a heart... or a past. Brett had come home after fifteen years of self-imposed exile. The last thing he h...
"You will allow no man into your bed except me!" How dared Brendan Stewart take such a high-handed tone with her? He wasn't capable of distinguishing between love and lust. And, until he learned that important lesson and trusted Terri not to betray him, she had no intention of taking their relat...
Harlequin Presents - 1700
Destination: Switzerland Attractions: Lake Lucerne, chocolate and Rolf Felder Abigail Haley had been blindsided -- first by Rolf's car, then by his animal magnetism. His job offer would allow her to stay in Lucerne longer than her meager finances would permit -- but his condition of a 'false ...
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An offer she couldn't refuse? When powerful Brent Akerman announced his intention to close down his chain of fashion accessory shops, somebody had to ask him to reconsider. Crystal Rose was elected. Brent was open to suggestions and he didn't pull any punches--he liked Crystal, respected her ...
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All that glitters When Jerome Dower stole her heart, her dignity and her car, Rhea Hirst suspected his brother might know the whereabouts of his wretched sibling. Though normally a woman who always landed on her feet, this time one of them actually broke and Rhea found herself Leo Dower's uninvi...
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Wedding-bell blues How did one behave when hired as a temporary fiancee? Max Mackenzie left Sally Dearlove no room for guessing--his commanding kisses established a very definite agenda for their promotional tour of New Zealand. Spending time with the temperamental, not to mention drop-dead g...
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He was no knight in shining armor Although Reece Denman was her best friends brother, Bella Harrison didn't trust him an inch. Confident, assured, successful, Reece wouldn't let sentiments stand in the way of a successful deal. Unfortunately, he had his eye on the small business Bella and he...
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Wade Bedford wasn't looking for commitment. "I've fought shy of personal involvement," he said. "That way, there's no tearful woman constantly begging me to come home." But as a TV foreign correspondent, he was used to women throwing themselves at him. Miranda Palmer had no intention of addin...
It would be an uphill task Yet Christine didn't hesitate to help her friend Suki Day, whose singing career had ended after a serious accident. To make matters worse, Suki's boyfriend had callously rejected her, robbing her of the will to fight. Christine wasn't helped, either, by her growing ...
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There'd be no sentiment involved Their marriage would be a business deal only, according to Rik, but Jan couldn't help wondering. She had accepted the assignment as just another job--to track down Rik Steele and reconcile him and his father. Then she fell in love with her quarry. Rik thoug...
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Their differences threatened to drive them apart. Jemma Hale loved her job as company counselor, and nothing would persuade her to give it up. Not even falling in love with Arne Drummond. She understood his longing to become an artist, and she knew he wanted children right away. But surely th...
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She needed cash -- not compromise Giving in to millionaire Scott Baird's sensual charms filled Kirsten's fantasies from the moment they met. Doing so, however, would confirm Scott's cynical view that women easily traded their lovemaking for cold cash. And, unfortunately, money was what Kirste...
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His holding her again was her dream ... Katya Collett tried to convince herself that she'd come to her sister's guest house in Cornwall only for a holiday. But deep down she knew it was Farrant Dominick's presence drawing her there. It had been seven years since the night Katya had given hers...
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Lynsey Thorpe issued the challenge lightly. It was a fun thing, meant to brighten up a friend's post-wedding party. "Who'll be prince to my Cinderella?" she asked. The man who answered was in earnest--a handsome stranger who wove a spell about her that she found irresistible. He swept Lynsey ...
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She equated love with heartache ... After her parents' thirty-year marriage ended in a soul-searing separation, Fran promised herself she would avoid getting burned by love. No man would get under her skin. However, one man managed to undo all the promises Fran made to herself-Evan Dowd, who ...
On a visit to her friend in Scotland, Jacqui had met Fraser Grant and fallen deeply and irrevocably in love with him. Then, rather late in the day, she discovered that he was not free to marry her and had, apparently, no inclination to disentangle himself. So could Jacqui be blamed for turning to...
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There was no tenderness in Cormac Daly He was scarcely even human. So when he fired Lynda from his London advertising firm, then offered her another job, she had to wonder at his motives. He couldn't be suffering from twinges of conscience. It just wasn't in the man. And when she discovere...
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Why wouldn't Gareth listen to reason? Naomi Pemberton reluctantly agreed to a two-year separation from her fiance. Although she knew Gareth was the only man for her, he wanted her to be sure. Then he returned, but by that time Naomi was caring for the illegitimate baby of her sister, Clare, a...
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She lost herself in his eyes. The last thing Lisa Maynard wanted on her holiday in the exotic Canary Islands was the company of a handsome stranger, so she kept her distance. Her cool demeanor hid her bitter disappointment in love from even her closest friends. But some magnetic power of Alex...
Harlequin Presents - 612
All she wanted was to start over. The sensational press had ripped her character to shreds, blaming her for the drowning death of her famous fiance. On an isolated Scottish island Sharon hoped to strengthen her broken spirit. There she met Calum Darwin and fell in love. Then he recognized ...
It had been concern for her mother, at the mercy of her bullying father, and no other reason, that had made Suzanne refuse to go abroad with Ross Beckett, whom she had loved so dearly - and as a result, he had left her in anger and bitterness and she had not seen him since. Now, six years later, h...
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She could not shake the tragic past... Carla Howard still had nightmares, even after three years. But tragic as her fiance, Crispin's, death had been, another face haunted her waking mind. For on that fateful night when Carla had broken her engagement to Crispin, she had also seen his older brot...
Who But a heartless monster like Brent Napier would callously turn a girl out of the only home she had? Linette thought bitterly. And, having turned her out, couldn't he be content with that? No, it seemed he couldn't. True, he found her somewhere else to live- but then kept threatening to demand a...
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Ilona only wished she could forget him Drake Warrick was an attractive, dynamic man. He was also a perfectionist--and Ilona s' boss. So when her work did not measure up to his high standards, he fired her. But he was still present in her life, thinking the worst of her, prompted by the lies...
Katherine Matthews had married Luis de Freitas because he needed money and she had plenty of it - at least, she thought he needed money. But once married to him and living in his home in Madeira, she discovered that he had been deceiving her from the start- he had more than enough money of his own!...
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Mixing business and pleasure was unwise Lisette had inherited the family business after her father's death, and it had been a real struggle to keep Baird Shoes afloat. But the company was still sinking fast. There was only one man she could go to for help: wealthy, handsome, ruthless Rosco Ha...
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"I am cured, of both the illness and you." Randall West's words rang in Gillian Taylor's head. Their love affair had ended abruptly. Randall had been dying... and knowing this, Gillian hadn't been able to face him. So she had run away. Then four years later he walked through the door--alive a...
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Did she want Marsh's help to snare Calvin? At home Shona had never questioned her relationship with her flautist fiance. But now, working as Calvin's piano accompanist aboard the cruise ship Sea Wanderer, Shona's mind filled with doubts. It was handsome Marsh Faraday who had made her see tha...
Harlequin Presents - 424
Nothing was too much to ask... Tanis Foster would do anything to help her sister, Cassandra, walk again. And that included standing in the rain to earn money selling Cassandra's paintings by the roadside! She never imagined a customer like Gregg Barratt would come along--or buy every single p...
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"Your mind has been warped by cynicism." Alicia's accusation was bitter. "I'm a realist," Todd said with a shrug. "I've had my fill of women and I've vowed never to marry. But if any woman offers me the benefits of marriage without the ceremony, I'll take it--and her--with open arms." Alic...
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All that she needed was a wedding ring Then the money would be hers, to use for a very special reason. Her late grandfather's will had put Jasmine into an impossible situation. Hadn't he visualized that she might ask any man to marry her--so long as he was free--merely to get her hands on the...
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"What's Brodie's, stays Brodie's" It was the family motto of the huge transport firm, and an apt one as far an Anona Willis was concerned. The Brodies gave nothing away -- not even compensation for the tragic accident that had ruined her father's life. Her father had been a noted archaeologi...
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He was the man of her dreams! Fortunately Olivia was not deterred by her first dramatic encounter with the man at the lonely Yorkshire farmhouse. She had returned to nurse him--and stayed to, marry him. She was amazed, later, to learn that her enigmatic husband was the man she had always idol...
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"And what if I don't agree to marry you?" Slade answered her question coolly. "Your brother loses his backer -- and faces bankruptcy. You have ten minutes to think it over." "Oh," Rosa cried furiously. "I know what I will do. I'll hate you for the rest of my life!" But looking back it seem...
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Could she say goodbye again Logan Tate had walked out of Marianne's life eight years before, breaking her heart as cru as he had broken their engagement. Now he was back--a widower, with a little girl who desperately needed a mother. "I want to marry you for my daughter's sake," Logan said bl...
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I WILL PRETEND YOU DON'T EVEN EXIST! Mr. Farrant, her only neighbor, was quite indignant that his solitude had been interrupted by Anna's arrival to stay at her ex-employer's beach cottage. She knew that to stay out of this man's way would be wise, but perversely, Anna wanted him to notice ...
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She was a challenge he couldn't ignore. Lex Moran, chairman of the education committee, had the final decision on closing the village school. Katrine Hume, teacher and newcomer to the village, instead of tactfully trying to influence his decision, had once again let her temper overcome discre...
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"Cling to the Italian in me," Sarne Brand said, and he meant it. "Steer clear of my English side." That was the side of him Tamsin didn't know; that Sarne never revealed. Inexplicably she felt snubbed, as if somehow she'd been shut out. And yet, if Sarne put on dark glasses where everything othe...
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Alan's mocking words hit hard, underlining the complete disaster their evening had been. Lorraine had never felt so lonely and so miserable. She wanted to hurt Alan as he had hurt her. "Why don't you leave me alone," she said harshly. "Haven't you done enough damage, enough to keep you supplied ...
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Liam's words came slowly. "So they were all lies he told me about you, all lies. And I believed him, everything he said about you. Well," he added, "everything's over now, finished." Everything's over, finished. The words spun in Alyson's head like a roulette wheel. Her marriage to Liam had been...
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Shaun's laughter rang out just as Carp reached the door. She couldn't help overhearing what he said to his aunt. "You're not implying that I'm attracted to Cara Hirst," he said, astonishment in his voice. "My dear aunt, a man would have to be desperate to feel the faintest stirrings of desire fo...
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Elise Lennan did not welcome Lester Kings back into her life. He reminded her of all the childhood humiliation that she had endured from him. Since he made it plain that he did not like anything about Elise or her solitary life-style, what chance was there of any new relationship between them? ...
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Doubt and uncertainty flooded Doranne's mind. Should she surrender? ... follow her father's example and give up the struggle? Defying Kieran's wishes was becoming increasingly difficult. Yet she remembered his grim, angry words: "So you think you know me, do you? You'll know me one day, girl;...
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Karen went toward the painting of Glenn like someone sleepwalking. Then, in a spasm of violent, uncontrollable anger, she plunged the points of the scissors into the canvas and ripped it open. When she saw the results of her action and her brain started to spell out just what she'd done, she was...
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"And you mean to tell me," Murray Denning growled, "that you still intend to marry him -- a man as cowardly, as craven as that." He paused. "Then you deserve everything you're asking for --every single miserable moment!" They stared at each other in anger. But Adrienne possessed a stubborn strea...
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A rolling stone, Doranne had called him, a man without a care in the world. "A born nomad," Rhian agreed with a smile, "roaming through jungles and across deserts, leaving behind nothing but my footprints in the sand. And without a woman tagging behind." Maretta stared up at Rhian as the words re...
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Hurt and embittered when her fiance broke their engagement on the eve of the wedding, Shelly Jenner had vowed never to get emotionally involved with a man again. Certainly not with someone like Craig Allard, who represented everything she most disliked in a man. He was critical, carping, and made i...
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Now I know, him better, thought Marilyn bitterly. Blair Barron van Heiden would allow no woman to lure him in any direction. He would pursue a relationship as far as he desired, then walk away from it as though it had never been. Holiday romances never lasted. She should have repeated those word...
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Indifferent. That's how Marisa would have described her attitude to Dirk Sterling. Three years ago he had walked out on their marriage -- now she was just waiting for their divorce. But that was before Dirk came back to town - as dictatorial and exasperating as ever! Seemingly nothing had change...
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It was ten years now since the Kathryn's brief, youthful marriage to Jon Wright. They had parted in anger any misunderstanding, and she had never seen him again. Since then, the only important thing in Kathryn's life was security. It was for security that she was now on the verge of marrying Fra...
Harlequin Romance - 1900
When Ewan Pascall offered Gayle a job within his organization which carried greater responsibilities she took up the challenge, although she realized that her attempts were bound to result in failure. At least that would mean that she would never meet the autocratic Ewan again. But was that what...
Harlequin Romance - 1855
Old Mrs. Dunlopp thought it was, a splendid idea to leave her large house and a lot of money to her great-nephew Grant Gard and her young friend Beverley Redmund -- on condition that within six months they got married. There was one snag: the two people concerned just couldn't stand each other....
Harlequin Romance - 1831
The picture Petra had been given of Alaric Stoddard was of an arrogant and autocratic man who had little time for women except as playthings. "All women are the same," he told her firmly. "They're after two things and two things only -- money and marriage, in that order." Could Petra prove him w...
Harlequin Romance - 1778
When Carina fell in love with Marcus de Verrier, the man who was grooming her voice for stardom, his reaction was predictable. "Many students fall in love with their teachers. It's nothing unusual. An occupational hazard, in fact. But I prefer to call it infatuation, which will pass with time." ...
Harlequin Romance - 1726
Juliet was delighted to get the job at Majors boutique, and full of ideas and enthusiasm about it -- but she found herself continually in conflict with the man in charge, the chairman's son, Drew Major. She wanted to keep the job but was it worth it, if it meant fighting this cynical man every s...
Harlequin Romance - 1700
Kim needed a job, and Owen Lang needed a housekeeper--although he had made it very plain that it was only a housekeeper he wanted, and not a prospective wife. But Kim had gone to work for him under so many false pretences that it was hardly likely that she would last long in any capacity! And wh...
Harlequin Romance - 1674
The new deputy head, Dr. Adrian Crayford, plainly regarded women as an interference in his life. "No woman can penetrate my barriers again. I'm woman-proof," he told Rosalie Parham firmly. But Rosalie was very attractive - and so was Dr. Crayford.... MILLS & BOON EDITION BACK COVER The new depu...
Harlequin Romance - 1650
The job Cleone Aston had just been offered -- editor of a fashion magazine -- was going to be tremendously thrilling, and demanding, after her job as reporter on a local newspaper. But the biggest challenge was to come from her new boss -- Ellis Firse. And MILLS AND BOON BACK COVER...............
Harlequin Romance - 1628
Carolyn Lyle was intelligent, willing to learn, and interested in her new job -- but she was also the niece of a very influential man, and nothing would convince her boss, that iceberg Richard Hindon, that she was nothing but a spoiled, pampered darling who couldn't be got rid of fast enough ! C...
Harlequin Romance - 1594
When Tracy spent a night with Brett Hardwick on the moors, it was due to force of circumstances and couldn't have been more innocent, but unfortunately the episode led to a lot of damaging gossip. So Tracey suggested to her friend Wayne Eastwood that they should become "engaged" to put a stop to ...
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Lynne Hewlett was young and eager and full of advanced theories where her job was concerned. Christopher York not only disagreed with her along the way, but was in a position to put a stop to her. So when she began to fall in love with him she just had to accept that there was not future in it, h...