Tess Norton is not looking for a Man To Do anymore–she’s looking for a Man To Marry. But when the handsome and wealthy Dash Black, for whom she tends plants in his office, invites him to be his date to a party where a wealthy financier will be…well, it’s just a party, right?
Ryder Bramson has a plan–he needs to get control of his business conglomerate away from his two illegitimate brothers. To do that, he needs to buy control of a company that has holdings in the conglomerate…and to do that–the owner insists that Richard marry his daughter, Macy Ashley, herself a talented CEO candidate!
“Freddy Tyne’s gone and done it, by damn . . . Took him donkey’s years, but his sticky fingers’ll be lightening my purse from now till lilies bloom in hell” (1).
Playboy Valentine North is horrified when his cousin–who has spent his married life in the wilds of Canada–dies, leaving Val two little savages as wards. There’s no way that he’s going let the little monsters upset his comfortable life, and there is no way he’s going to let some sneaky governess trap him into the Parson’s Mousetrap! So, he concocts an outrageous plan: he’ll disguise himself as his own man of business, hire a house and a governess, and wash his hands of the brats. When his band of comrades wager that Val will be incapable of managing the affair and will end up married within a year, he is even more determined to carry out his plan.
Chloe Moreno has faked her own death and fled across the country to escape her abusive, sadistic husband, Dr. Felix Moreno–plastic surgeon to the stars. Under an assumed name, she has resumed her former profession as a nurse. At first, her only problem is her incredible attraction to her boss, Dr. Derek Colton. Then, she starts to get wedding momentos that make her wonder if her cover has been blown. Who can she turn to for help except Derek, whose mission in life is to rescue others?
After the passing of her parents and the death of her cousin-fiancé, Dracot, Diana Gardiner is in a terrible position. Impoverished, she is living on the charity of her unctuous and obsequious relations, Lord and Lady Radley. Their son is abusing her younger brother, Archie, just because he communicates better with animals than people. Escape is essential, but Diana has nowhere to go. Then, she receives a letter addressed to “D. Gardiner” from the Earl of Blaize. The Earl is in need of a librarian. Diana jumps at the opportunity. After all, she is as much a scholar as Dracot had been.
Nick Valentine is a busy guy; running a big business, dealing with the death of his wife–and his problematic father-in-law–and raising the baby she left behind! When he comes back from an overseas trip, he discovers that the nanny had left, and his sister had hired a nurse to replace her, one Candace Morrisson, and she’s…gorgeous. But there’s something going on here…
Samantha Brewster has really had it with her family trying to push one more “suitable” man on her, trying to matchmake–and she’s not looking forward to meeting dowdy old Greek shipping magnate Demetrios Karas. He’s not looking forward to meeting his friend’s dowdy old spinster sister-in-law, either, and he’s tired of the matchmakers in his life, too. Now, this gorgeous person the truly-hunky Demetrios met at the party in Sao Paulo…
Hugh Rowland isn’t fit to marry (or so he was told). Being unattached, he is perfect for Sir Parker’s unorthodox assignment: to go undercover as a street thief and infiltrate a crime ring masterminded by members of the Ton. Hugh is doing well with his assignment, too–until he rescues Rebecca Westcott from a rogue in the street. When Rebecca insists on “saving” her street thief by installing him as a servant in her family’s house, Hugh struggles to maintain his disguise. As for Rebecca, she cannot understand why she feels that the rough and criminal servant is the only man she could ever love . . . if she could save him from himself.
Lori Hanson is trying to start over; she’s moved from the South, where she was born and raised, to small-town Montana, to try to connect with her mother’s roots, and get away from her abusive ex-husband. She sure didn’t plan on falling for her first boss! Josh Anderson is tall, hunky, and hurt by the death of his wife three years ago. Clearly, these two damaged souls couldn’t manage to find each other…or can they?
Bryce Lexington has a puzzle to solve–the lovely Paige Bradford has been researching him and his companies, and now is applying for a job with him. He knows she’s the daughter of the former owner of a company he purchased, after the man committed suicide. But what’s her angle?