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February # C 1
The hero is a business tycoon. The hero and the heroine (his
ex-secretary) are now estranged due to the hero's rival (who is
also his cousin). The heroine has a son named Nicky. The hero
finds out about his son and forces the heroine to marry him. When
the wedding is arranged, the hero's cousin calls the heroine and
threatens to kidnap her son if she does not jilt the hero at the
altar. One thing Iremember about the book is that the hero has
a bodyguard and Nicky calls him a Monkey / gorilla.
SOLVED! This is THE RANIERI
BRIDE by Michelle Reid.
February # C 2
The gist of it is the Hero was poised to marry the Heroine. Don't
remember if he didn't show up to the wedding or if he told his
fiance before the wedding. Hero didn't tell heroine that he was
marrying his brother's pregnant girlfriend (Don't remember if
his brother died or was just irresponsible). Heroine moved away,
came back years from then, found out why the hero married another
woman. Don't know if the woman died from childbirth or they (Hero
and his brother's pregnant gf) divorced because she lost the child.
February # C 3
I think the Hero and Heroine were a couple. Heroine visited the
Hero's house/apartment and she sees another woman laying with
him with the Hero sleeping. She runs out of town. Years later
she comes back (I think). Reunites with the Hero, both attended
a party where the heroine sees the woman. Heroine said harsh words
to her, hero defended the Other Woman. Heroine gets angry, goes
to the porch, Hero stops her. OW steps out, apologizes, tells
truth that Hero didn't really sleep with her. She was paid by
Hero's uncle or cousin or grandfather (Can't remember) because
that person hated the heroine.
February # C 4
It is about a woman who fakes a pregnancy using a magic marker
in order to keep her boyfriend. She then hides her upcoming
pregnancy using fake stomach pouches she stole from a maternity
wear shop. Her boyfriend finds out and dumps her. She begins to
date someone else and then at the 9th month mark she finds an
February # C 5
I am trying to remember a book I read about a career woman
who designed and ran a hotel either in NY or Chicago. She worked
with an architect firm and I believe fell in love with one of
the builders or architects. It was around 1990s that I read it.
There was probably a family story before that pushed her into
finding her own dream of the hotel.
February # C 6
Storyline went: the mother's child was kidnapped and the husband
came back, who she hasn't seen for years as he refused to believe
the child was his. The child was found and taken to Greece by
the husband to force his wife to resume their marriage. You then
find out it was the grandfather who set up the wife.
SOLVED! This might be GOLD
RING OF BETRAYAL by Michelle Reid.
February # C 7
Its about this girl who suffers from anxiety attacks when she
gets in front of a group of people. She look plain she doesn't
dress pretty and she wears glasses because I believe she was attacked.
Her friend who knew about her history usually is the face at their
job while she's the behind the scenes kind if girl, when her friends
leave because I believe she is pregnant the girl has to work with
her handsome boss. He doesn't know about her anxiety attack and
ask her to go into a meeting with him she starts to panic and
the guy he had a meeting with His old friend knew what to do eventually
it came out the client was actually the girls grandfather and
her mom ran away from home and cut contact off from her parents....her
mother died and she was alone for a while.
February # C 8
It is about a woman who owns spa that has this kind of special
service and she is selling it to a business partner. During their
meeting, she is asked by her partner to fill her role as a masseur
because they have a big client coming and she is currently injured
and unable to do the task. The protagonist ends up doing the massage
wherein she meet the man. Their attraction is very strong and
the massage ends up in a hot steamy scene. Other things that I
remembered about the protagonist is that she like collecting bottles
because she also creates special oils that she uses in her spa.
And during the time she met the man, she was given a very special
bottle that had legends about it.
February # C 9
I think it was a Silhouette Intimate Moments - maybe a series
as in 3 different brothers had stories. The heroine is a chef
who is on the run from her brother-in-law, a cop who killed her
sister, he had bought into the heroine's restaurant and then embezzled.
She flees, ending up in ranch country working as a cook for a
rancher who falls for her. The former brother-in-law tracks her
down, big confrontation etc.
SOLVED! Try CHANCE by Ruth Langan. It's the first book of The
Wildes of Wyoming series. The other books are HAZARD and ACE.
February # C 10
The heroine goes to her ex's office for an interview for an architect
job. She is completely broke and she shoes have holes in them
and she only has couple of quid in her bag. She is interviewed
by a different guy but her ex saw her and she flees. She is unwell
and reaches her flat. At the same time, the heroine is paying
a family for a disable child - the heroine was in a car accident.
She loses her baby I think, but the car they crashed into has
a passenger, a child, who is disabled for life. The hero then
comes looking after her and finds her ill and takes her home.
The hero also pays the heroine's landlord the existing rent and
also pays the family of the disabled child. The hero looks after
the heroine during her pneumonia and when she is better he gives
her the job. the girl moves out of the hero's home and starts
paying the money back to the hero she owes.
February # C 11
This was a M&B modern romance, the heroine works as a secretary
for the hero and wears dull clothes. She is from a rich family
and is trying to make her own life. The guy recognizes her at
the heroine's parents party. The heroine wears a glass just to
hide her face but it does not have any power. The other guy who
work's in the office finds out once the heroine forgets the glasses
in the office party.
February # C 12
I am looking for the title of this book - it's maybe a Silhouette
Desire or Silhouette Special Edition book.
In the story, the hero is a millionaire but half his face is scarred
and he stays away from the world. He connects with a young woman
late at night through phone calls but one day there's a fire at
the woman's work place and the hero goes to save her. He brings
her to his house and takes care of her. He sends her to his company
as his assistant while he stays behind the scenes. In the end
the woman leaves him because she thinks he doesn't love her enough
to live a life with her. The end of the book, the hero goes to
see the woman. He has had a plastic surgery and the scar is now
gone. He founds out the woman is pregnant and he tells her he
SOLVED! The reader who posted
this says she found it - it's THE MILLIONAIRE BACHELOR by Susan
February # C 13
The opening theme of the story is a young lady going to help
her sister (an actress) by working on set to help ensure their
medical terminology is correct in the script and used correctly
and in context on set (she is a nurse or Dr herself). She is staying
with the director or lead actor and they fall for one another
over the course of the book. I know very early in the book whilst
preparing a meal or doing something in the house one of them injures
themselves and the other takes care of the injury... I wish I
knew more about this book to help identify it. It was read around
ten years ago.
SOLVED! By the original reader,
no less! Try THE SECRET FATHER by Kim Lawrence.
February # C 14
Its an Italian setting. The hero is a formula one driver with
a little daughter and also a widower. His late wife's sister or
niece comes to help with the daughter and a romance sparks off
between them. I think it was an e harlequin or silhouette series
(not too sure) but it's been close to 18yrs I read the novel.
There's the use of italian endearing words like 'cara mia'.
January # C 1
This is a contemporary romance that I read about nine years ago.
It's an older book written between the 70's and 80's, no later.
Heroine and father (grandfather) live in the wilderness. The heroine
is young, about 17-18. While swimming naked, hero spots her and
falls in love. I think he was in the wilderness to meet the father/grandfather.
They were friends. Hero informs heroine that her father/grandfather
dies. He takes her back the city. Hero becomes OBSESSED with heroine.
He starts drinking heavily, drawing pictures of her naked. He's
VERY jealous. They fool around quite a bit, but don't have sex
until he proposes to her. They are fooling around often. They
are in the Hero's studio. Heroine sees the naked pictures. Hero
starts crying and is very drunk and depressed. Hero is an Alpha
who is about 35. I think the cover of the book is green and the
heroine has an exotic look to her. She have Native American roots.
This is an American romance novel.
SOLVED! Try LOVE WILD AND
FREE by Jocelyn Haley.
January # C 4
I read a book in about 1989 which was about a girl who had seduced
an artist and got pregnant. I think her father had carved her
a unicorn when she was a child and I think he may also have painted
a picture of her riding a unicorn (not sure about that). The girl
had ended up raising her baby on her own (she became estranged
from her own father). She met up again with the artist she had
seduced (who had been blinded somehow) and she tried to help him
come to terms with his blindness, they ended up having a relationship
but he didn't know who she really was. He used clay to create
a model of her. I can't remember any names or places. Hoping someone
can help as I'd love to read it again.
January # C 5
The heroine is a widow, she married at a young age if I'm not
mistaken, her husband is already dead and her marriage was not
a happy one. The hero is her childhood friend. I remember the
hero asks the heroine to help him at a job and they go to a country
in Europe (Paris if I'm not wrong) where they made love. One detail
I remember is even though heroine is a widow some of her hymen
is intact and the hero said something about how he got the heroine's
virginity although partially.
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