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April # C 1
The hero and heroine are on a business trip, her last one before
she is to be named a partner in his firm. While on this trip,
the heroine makes a grave mistake, and feels that her chances
of becoming a partner are over. So, she decides that she would
do anything to save her position in this firm. What she does not
realize is that the hero has manipulated everything, and sets
out to claim her as his mate.
April # C 2
The Romance novel I am looking start's when a young woman (an
artist) accidently crashes her car into the tycoon's fancy car.
He brings her back to her home and thinks that she is living of
an old man (who is a great painter and her mentor but the
tycoon doesnt know that).
The next day the woman goes to the tycoon's office to tell him
that she doesnt have car insurance like she thought she
did, which makes the tycoon take the girl with him to his car,
only they dont manage to get there because they are being
They are held in some big shipping container but manage to escape
Later the tycoon finds out that the woman isn't so stupid but
in fact is super smart (speaks lots of languages and is a mathematical
genius who was accepted to some ivy leagues on full scholarship,
though she turned them down) but she pursued an artist career
instead. She only wanted to be a great painter like her father.
April # C 3
The book might be either a harlequin or silhouette book. The
story is about a model who had twin daughters when she was around
16. The father of her twins was her cousin's husband. Her cousin
adopts them. When her cousin passes away she wants to have contact
with the twins. The model eventually marries her cousin's widower
and has another set of twin boys. Thank you.
April # C 4
Old I believe Harlequin story that I read more than 10 years
ago. The hero and the heroine are stepbrother and stepsister.
I THINK the hero's name is Matt but I don't remember for sure.
The hero is older than the stepsister. The hero's father has died
but the heroine's mom and the heroine still live on the ranch
with the hero and his younger brother. The hero is the older brother
and he pretty much runs the ranch. In the very beginning, the
heroine wants to go to New York (either NY or some other big city)
and asks the hero for permission as he is head of the household.
The hero says no. The hero has secretly been in love with his
stepsister for years and has just been waiting for her to grow
up (but we don't find this out until the end of the book). So
when the heroine says she wants to leave the ranch and go to some
big city, the hero starts to "chase her." I think one
of their first dates is a drive in movie but I'm not quite sure.
Anyway, the hero starts kissing her and the heroine realizes that
she is attracted to her stepbrother.
At one point, the hero and the heroine accidentally sleep together
on the hero's bed (hero knew the heroine was sleeping on it but
the heroine didn't know the hero was in the bed). The next morning,
they are caught together by the heroine's mom and the hero's younger
brother. (In reality, the hero's younger brother was trying to
get them together by telling the heroine to sleep in the hero's
bed - the younger brother was trying to make amends to the hero
for some reason that I do not remember). After they are caught,
I think there is some sort of engagement (I think) and wedding
arrangements are started. Eventually, the hero's real feelings
for the heroine are revealed and they have their happily ever
April # C 5
Young Woman (who is a virgin) gets her best friend to marry her.
Best friend is a photographer with photographers' block from wartime
assignments. She wants him to take photographs of her father's
rose garden. Back story is that her other best friend (a guy)
is going through marital difficulties and woman's husband is jealous.
April # C 6
It is about a woman who is a realtor and she has an appointment
with a "potential buyer" to a home that she has a bad
history with. (Bad history meaning - when she was younger, she
was in the home and the owner of the home at that time had hidden
pictures of her and other things in a tower. This owner also attempted
to have relations with her - against her will) The potential buyer
is wealthy and is attempting to seduce the realtor as well. He
takes her to dinner at a hotel near the home where he is staying
- then later he takes her to his house where his mother is there
and she is really standoff-ish -
Fast forward - we find out in the book that the potential buyer
is looking to buy this house only because his mother has sent
him to do this as a revenge deal. Supposedly the younger brother
used to admire the woman realtor and had an infatuation with her.
Something happened to the younger brother and the woman realtor
is blamed. The woman had no clue that the brother had this infatuation
with her. she assumed it was a sweet friendship.
In the end, the potential buyer explains that his mother was
the culprit and he was just trying to appease his mother.
April # C 7
Hi I'm looking for a i think it was from the early 80's to early
90's I think it was a harlequin it was about a girl who got pregnant
from a one night stand but hates the baby, baby's father finds
out she was pregnant and forces her to marry him so the child
can have his name, I think he is a Spanish duke.
She has problems with her pregnancy but doesn't tell the father
and not until the end when she faints at a wedding of a friend
and is rushed to the hospital and tell the doctors to save the
baby for her husband and the husband says say the wife.
She goes into a coma and doesn't wake up for a while but she does
and they name the baby Oliver .
April # C 8
Very convoluted story. A young woman travels East from California
to meet her older half siblings. Their mutual father is a producer/director
in LA. She meets and falls in love with a man who coaches kids
basketball after in was involved in some college sports scandal.
The plot includes an old Civil War movie and the script. And a
reenactment of the movie.
She also travels East each week to continue her group therapy
with the family (mostly children) of other famous parents.
April # C 9
I was looking for a book where the girl gets whipped; she meets
a boy, and he tries to help her, but he can´t, he is a rockstar
I think. On day she gets beaten too much, and ends in the hospital,
where she gets help. A few years later she becomes a famous singer
and she is the face of the place where she was helped. In a concert
she meets the boy again and they stay together.
April # C 10
I am having trouble finding a series that starts with a man flying
across the Atlantic to find a woman that can help fulfill the
marriage rule of his island (I believe an island off Ireland).
He is a scientist that deals with vegetation. He finds her outside
in a churchyard before she walks down the aisle to a marriage
of convenience. She becomes a runaway bride. With a few twists
and turns it all works out.
The second book and third book are about his friends. One friend
tries to avoid a woman he has known for years. She is a very talented
basket weaver and wants to expand the teachings and open a school.
The other book is about her friend coming to live with her (a
successful photographer) who falls for the location and the third
friend from the first book.
April # C 11
I need help finding a book I read a few years ago. The female
lead is named Jessica, I believe. The story is she works as a
secretary or assistant for this guy who's family is friends with
hers. She loves this guy but he stays away from her because he
thinks his younger brother is in love with her. She tries to get
his attention several ways. One is pretending she hurt her ankle
during tennis.When she hurt her ankle, supposedly, she makes out
with the guy in the kitchen and he freaks out because the younger
brother walks in. The two families are neighbors. She ends up
walking into the guys office to turn in her resignation.
April # C 12
The book is definitely a contemporary book. It isn't part of
a series either. I remember picking the book up at a Kmart in
2002-2003. The scene I remember the most is when the woman went
to visit her missing boyfriend's brother. She was pregnant at
the time (very early in pregnancy). She was nauseous at one point
and he made her some chamomile (I believe) tea. He had to reassure
her that the tea would not harm her. The brother is part Native
American. I can't remember which tribe though but I remember him
being part NA.
I believe the main male character has something to do with military
or a cop. I vaguely remember him having the resources to look
for his brother. The brother was found dead. He was into some
I believe the story moved along enough to have her very pregnant
(they were in an intimate relationship by then). He mentioned
something about it when he saw her. I remember a scene where it
was pouring down rain and they made love in a tent.
March # C 5
I am trying find a harlequin desire novel. It is about a guy
who gets a job on a ranch working for a guy his age named Adam.
Adam has a little sister who becomes infatuated with the guy.
I want to say his name is Holt. But I am not positive. She moves
away and graduates college gets a fiance. But when her brother
goes missing she comes home to help the guy look for him. They
try fighting their feelings for each other. Her brother and this
guy end up being secret agents and they travel to Mexico where
he was last seen and pretend to be a married couple while trying
to find him.
March # C 6
I can not remember the characters names but it is set in London
in world war 2 and is about a young woman who gets pregnant out
of wedlock. After telling her family they find out that the father
is engaged to be married to another woman whom is also pregnant
so she is forced into marrying his older brother. After having
the baby they move to live with her aunt in the country who is
a lesbian where she develops post natal depression. Once she has
over come the depression she is out with the baby in the pram
and over hears someone discussing her aunts sexuality, in the
haste to warn her aunt she crosses the road with out looking pushing
the pram out into the path of a bus where the pram is crushed
and baby is killed. I believe a year down the line the woman is
sitting in the living room with a friend and her child. The child
walks up to the woman and places one hand on her knee however,
the woman feels a hand on the other knee too which she believes
to be her dead baby's spirt. Which is confirmed by the sudden
presence of a butterfly on her knee which then flies out the window
showing that the child is at peace.
March # C 12
I am looking for a contemporary romance book where the heroine
is pregnant and abandoned by the father of the baby. I think she
was a waitress but had good education in catering. She left everything
and moved to a new state because she thought she would be getting
married to the baby's father but he abandoned her. I think she
was having trouble keeping a job due to her pregnancy but in any
case she ended up in a desperate situation without money, without
a job and without a home. So, the local priest/minister asks his
ex-brother-in-law for help. His wife dies in some sort of accident
and he blames himself. The hero is rich and successful, agrees
to help heroine reluctantly and hires her as his housekeeper.
At some point she has a baby girl and at first the hero is very
stand-offish but eventually warms up to the baby and the heroine.
They start falling in love but both are scared to trust and it
happens slowly. She starts to do some catering for extra income,
other than her housekeeping salary. I remember that she furnished
her housekeeping apartment with lots of second-hand furniture.
I think the biological father shows up and tries to stir some
trouble, threatens to get custody from heroine but the hero gets
rid of him. It was a little bit of an inspirational romance because
the priest, brother in law and hero had some discussions about
losing faith and not helping the community.
March # C 15
I can't remember much but it's about a girl who doesn't get out
much but when her great aunt, or friend, died her wish was to
travel the world so the girl goes travelling on her behalf, I
think she takes the ashes with her. There is also a guy who is
used to travelling on his own and prefers it that way but for
the first time he isn't as he is paid to be the girl's guide.
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for your help!