Minerva Dobbs learns that the devastatingly handsome Calvin Morrisey has taken a bet that he can get her into bed within a month and decides to pretend to be interested in order to have a date for her sister's wedding, but the couple soon finds their fake feelings have turned into the real thing.
North Archer, Andie Miller's ex-husband, asks her to become the guardian of two orphans who have driven out three nannies already--and live in a haunted house! What follows is a hilarious adventure in exorcism, including a self-doubting parapsychologist, an annoyed medium, her Tarot-card reading mother, an avenging ex-mother-in-law, and, of course, her jealous fiancé. And just when Andie thinks things couldn't get more complicated, North shows up...
Agnes Crandall is a feisty food writer and cookbook author on her third fiance, Taylor Beaufort. Though their future looks bright, their romance is curdling, partly due to their deal with widowed mob wife Brenda Fortunato (who is selling them her old house) to hold a Fortunato family wedding at their house in exchange for three months of payments. After an armed thug tries to kidnap Agnes's dog, who appeared in the local paper wearing a gaudy necklace...
Dennie Banks is an investigative reporter chasing down the biggest story of her career. Alec Prentice is a government agent working undercover to catch an elusive grifter. When they meet by accident, it's a case of mistaken identities at first sight.
Abby has just arrived in Summerville, Ohio, with her placid Newfoundland, Bowser. She's reluctantly inherited her grandmother's coffee shop, but it's not long before she's brewing up trouble in the form of magical baked goods and steaming up her life with an exasperating college professor.
When Mary Alice Brannigan comes home to Ohio to restore the Dreamland amusement park, she doesn't expect to fall in love with a clown. Nor does she expect to find that she's the newest recruit in the Guardia, an elite team of demon fighters formed centuries before to guard the five Untouchables, the most powerful demons in the history of the world, now imprisoned right there in Dreamland.
Tess Newhart knows her ex-boyfriend Nick Jamieson isn't the right guy for her. He's caviar and champagne; she's takeout Chinese pot stockers. He's an uptight Republican lawyer; she was raised in a commune. He wants to get ahead in business; she just wants him. But there's no way Tess will play second fiddle to his job. Yet somehow she finds herself agreeing to play his fiancee on a weekend business trip that could make or break Nick's career.
A trio of Christmas novellas celebrate the holidays with Jennifer Crusie's title work, in which a determined shopper, who manages to grab the last hot toy action figure off the shelf, finds herself caught up in the middle of an all too real spy game with a sexy secret agent, as well as other tales by Lori Foster and Carly Phillips.