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March # C 1
It is about a couple who have an arranged marriage in which the
wife is cheated into believing that her husband loves her. He wants
her to have a baby as soon as possible but she has a miscarriage.
But he forces her to stay alone in another house in the meanwhile
and then try again for the baby.
I read it around 3-4 years back. I think it was a single title and
a contemporary romance.
SOLVED! Try UNWANTED WIFE by
Natasha Anders. It's slightly newer, but hasa similar storyline.
March # C 2
I'm a little hazy on the details but the heroine was a model and
her brother worked with law enforcement or an elite task force.
The heroine got a threatening message from one of her brother's
targets or so and she was forced to flee. She had been told by her
brother previously that if anything should happen she should go
and meet his friend who had retired from the business. So she drove
one of modelling sponsors motorcycle to an isolated cabin. Her brother's
friend was an ex member of the task force and had left it because
of the same guy. To cut the story short she got pregnant for the
guyl they got married at the end, and she had a baby boy. I remember
he was rich but the heroine didn't know that.
SOLVED! Maybe SECRETS AND LIES
by Rebecca Andrews?
March # C 3
The heroine was a concert pianist and she was seen as the next
great thing . On the day of her wedding she ran away and met a guy
in a cemetery that was the hero. The hero is steadily going blind
having inherited a family disease. The girl ends up staying with
the hero to help him look after his son who turns out to be his
dead brother's child fathered with the hero's girlfriend. The hero
didn't tell the heroine of his condition but she mistakenly found
out when she took his car out and saw flyers. Long story short the
heroine is performing at a concert she's pregnant but she hides
it and the hero brings his son to the performance and after she
finishes playing she hears the baby crying.
SOLVED! This is MISTRESS: HIRED
FOR THE BILLIONAIRE'S PLEAURE by India Grey.
March # C 4
I am looking for the title of a harlequin book that came out in
the 80's or 90's. I thought the title was Baby Mine but I could
not find anything with that title. The plot is about a separated
husband and wife. She is a realtor and he owns his own bar. They
are separated. One evening she is leaving the underground parking
lot where her offices are located. As she leaves she witnesses a
murder. The murderer forces her to help him bury the body in the
wood. as a result she gets amnesia. She escapes and makes her way
back to the home she shared with her husband. Her husband finds
her and she does not recognize him and is frightened. He takes her
to a doctor and discovers that she is pregnant and does not remember
anything. During this time the killer is sending her notes and clues
to that night. Her husband protects her even though his has no idea
what is going on. His work was always more important which I why
she left hoping that he would change. The killer ends up setting
fire to the bar to draw the husband away and get to her. In the
end she remembers everything and it is his baby.
SOLVED! This sounds like I'M
HAVING YOUR BABY by Linda Turner.
March # C 7
In the beginning of it a woman is getting beaten by her father
with a whip until a man saves her. The woman has scars on her back
from this incident. During the book they are on a ranch. The man
lives with the woman to support her and to look after her. But during
this process they are not making enought money so they let a film
crew come to their house to direct a movie. The the last part I
remember is that the woman takes a bullet while trying to protect
SOLVED! Try LAWLESS by Diana
March # C 8
Heroine's mother is abused by Heroine's father and controls her
money. Heroine has a physically challenged brother. Hero takes revenge
on Heroine's father and takes over all the properties. One of the
house belongs to Heroine's Mother. Heroine wants the house for her
brother. Hero agrees to meet Heroine and stipulates that she sleep
with him in order to get the house, she agrees. Afterwards, he hurts
her by saying something. She leaves the place and goes back. Hero
feels pretty bad about the things he did and said. He tries to make
peace with heroine, but she disagrees. Later he sends a girl, who
says she was a Prostitute, how hero helped her in her life. Heroine
changes her mind. I read this story about 6 to 8 years ago.
SOLVED! Try PURCHASED FOR REVENGE
by Julia James.
March # C 9
Hero has been holding off finalising his divorce from his wife
(caused by her getting rid of his baby, lying about it and being
found out). He has always had an attraction for the heroine who
is an artist showing at his wife's art gallery but did nothing about
it until suddenly something clicks with the heroine suddenly realising
her attraction to him.
The hero and heroine come together when the heroine sees the ghost
of a street hawker she is friendly with who has been murdered and
when his soon to be ex-wife is murdered he supports the heroines
attempt to identify the murderer when she starts to sleep paint
the murder scene and potentially identify the murderer. I think
the heroines name was Paris Feeny although she prefers to be called
SOLVED! This sounds like NOW
YOU SEE HER by Linda Howard.
Note: The original reader says this is indeed the right book, and
thanks to our sharp readers for identifying it!
March # C 10
I'm looking for a romance book that was also recorded for audio
listening. I can't remember the names of the characters. The book
starts and a very badly abused woman with an infant meets a homeless
man on the cold winter streets. He nurses her back to health and
they slowly start getting closer when her ex finds her and beats
her and tells her he is going to get custody of the child. She ends
up in the hospital and the man decides that he is going to marry
her so the father can't take the child...you find out he is rich
and he pays for all of her medical expenses and takes her to his
family's house where he surprises her with the company of her sister.
They go shopping for things for the baby and he gets angry because
she doesn't want him to spend all of his money on her...that's all
I can remember.
SOLVED! Try BABY LOVE by Catherine
March # C 11
The book I seek is an older Harlequin, so I m not sure if
it fits in the contemporary category. The heroine is married to
an older man, but at his death the antagonistic son enters the picture.
There is an attraction that ends in pregnancy and the heroine runs
away and gives birth to a son. Hero finds her and the baby and gradually
things resolve into a happy marriage.
SOLVED! This might be SURRENDER
MY HEART by Lindsay Armstrong.
March # C 13
I am looking for a book, I don't remember much but the hero designs
sportswear and jackets and stuff. He shows the heroine his creations
and she tells them whatever is wrong with them. They had a discussion
about a sleeveless jackets and she called it impractical and said
what was the use if you couldn't keep warm. Poor guy tries hard
to please her with no success. I think the heroine was a florist
or something and he bought his girlfriends flowers from her.
SOLVED! This could be THE PLAYBOY'S
PLAIN JANE by Cara Colter.
March # C 14
The book was set in the early 1900's. A young lady fell inlove
with a boat builder and got pregnant. Her family sent her away and
they believed she gave the baby up for adoption. She didn't. She
later returned tot he town and met the baby's daddy and they fell
in love again.
SOLVED! Try NOVEMBER OF THE
HEART by LaVyrle Spencer.
March # C 16
This romance novel is about a man (I think his name is Train or
Traine) who is desperately in love with his brothers fiance. His
brother is a missionary and is getting ready to leave the country
(The United States) and his fiance is desperate to have him... something
he is not willing to do, as he is a strong Christian man. Ready
to cry herself to sleep, completely dejected, the brother who is
in love with her (Train) walks into her bedroom and pretends to
be her fiance. They then make love and he lets her fall to sleep
thinking that he is in fact his brother, her fiance. When she wakes
up, the fiance has left to do his mission work and she is left in
his parents home. Soon after he's gone they find out that he has
died and she and Train go to collect his body. After a short while
she discovers that she is pregnant and tells her deceased fiance's
parents what happened. They refuse to believe her and throw her
out. Train helps her to find an apartment and he courts her and
says he will marry her. He eventually tells her that the baby is
his, and he was the one who went into her room that night his brother
left to do his missions work. They fall in love and the grandparents
apologize and are forgiven for their deplorable behavior.
This book seemed to have sort of a western theme as if they lived
near a ranch. I distinctly remember the phrase "Roughneck"
in this book. I desperately want to find out the name of this book.
The book cover I remember had green and pink engravings that had
a shine to them and the book was a rather short one, probably no
more that one to two hundred pages.
SOLVED! This is LED ASTRAY by
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.
SOLVED! Try BITTER BETRAYAL
by Penny Jordan - very similar.
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 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
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 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 loves her.
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.