Moving back to her Texas hometown after her divorce seemed like a good idea at the time. Until Hanna Rosser's usually well-behaved son gets into trouble at school. The single mother knows exactly who's to blame—Vince Keegan, father of her son's new best friend. Vince may be the most irresistible man on the block, but he's got a lot to learn about parenting. All right, so Vince's daughter is a little high-spirited. Hanna's downright overprotective of her precious boy! Unfortunately, she's also far too appealing for this widowed dad's peace of mind. Maybe it's time Hanna and Vince let go of their pasts and gave in to what's happening between them. Just because they're parents, doesn't mean they can't have a second chance at love!
Karinne's been engaged to Max for two years, but everything conspires to keep them from actually getting married. His job as a guide in the Grand Canyon. Her job as a Phoenix-based sports photographer. Her family's troubled past. And now, making matters even more complicated, Karinne has reason to believe that her mother—long presumed dead—might be alive, after all. Now Karinne and Max are spending a week in the Grand Canyon on a rafting trip. It's supposed to be a pre-wedding vacation, a chance to enjoy some time together, an adventure. But it could be a little too much adventure. Especially when Karinne's mother, Margot, shows up—with a shocking request. It's another thing that comes between Max and Karinne. They love each other, but that might not be enough for this reluctant bride to walk down the aisle!
Big-city radiologist Dan Davenport is ready to take New York by storm. But when an accident robs him of the most important person in his life, he decides to honor his brother by taking his place as the town physician in Forever, Texas—temporarily. He's never been fond of commitment, but when he meets a beautiful young mother struggling to get back on her feet, he reconsiders. Tina Blayne can't afford to open her heart to another man, especially one itching to leave town at the first opportunity. Yet when she begins working at Dan's clinic, she realizes the doctor's got wounds of his own…wounds that require her special brand of healing.
It isn't easy for a man to get back in the saddle after he's lost his competitive edge. But fallen rodeo star Ty Boudeau refuses to give up his shot at the World Championship. Even if it means taking lessons at a glorified dude ranch from a woman who can rope a steer better than a man. As owner of Cowboy College, Adele Donnelly makes it a rule never to get involved with her guests. Especially not a famous and footloose cowboy whose life is all about traveling the rodeo circuit. But Ty is more than just another handsome face…and getting pregnant with his baby wasn't in Adele's long-term game plan. Because men like him can't be tied down. And she's not used to family sticking around. Why should Ty be any different? Should she give the cowboy a chance to be a championship daddy?
A First-Time Father's Diary of Marriage, Pregnancy, Parenthood and a Second Chance to Become a Real Man
Author: Dylan Stafford
Daddy Muscles is a first-time father's story of finding the love of his life, getting married, struggling with fertility, blessedly getting pregnant, and finally experiencing the new parent transitions of Year One. This is Dylan's first book. He is learning to be a dad and husband one day at a time. He holds a BA from Texas A & M University and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He works as an admissions director at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, and lives in Los Angeles with his wife Marisa and their son Jack.
Sarielle Liam was my first - my first love and the first man that I've made love to. Only, our lives were worlds apart and his family did everything they could to keep it that way. Ten years later, we meet again by chance. He somehow ends up smarter and sexier, and he still has the same effect on me. Only now, life is more complicated for us both, and he needs a pretend fiancé. What good is living your dream when you know that it's just a lie? What good is having a dream if you never take the chance to live it? I was young and naïve the first time around and thought just because we loved each other, that would be enough, but it wasn't. It turned out love wasn't enough, and I thought I'd lost him forever. Moving on, but never really getting past the loss, I built myself a life, even got myself a cat, but never managed to fall in love again. I had no idea that just seeing him again would make me realize why. Liam A Baby!! I didn't think it could be real until that DNA test was sitting right in front of me. Now, I'm all this little girl has, and I'm not about to let her down. I made up my mind years ago about the kind of dad I'd one day be and now that fatherhood came sooner than I planned, I'm even more determined to keep that promise. In my world, money isn't a problem, but I still need to keep my shareholders and business partners happy. I need to find a wife, and soon, as my daughter needs a mother and the success of my business demands it. They say money can solve all problems, so let's see if it can buy me the future I secretly desire.
Fatherhood - Philosophy for Everyone offers fathers wisdom and practical advice drawn from the annals of philosophy. Both thought-provoking and humorous, it provides a valuable starting and ending point for reflecting on this crucial role. Address the roles, experiences, ethics, and challenges of fatherhood from a philosophical perspective Includes essays on Confucius, Socrates, the experience of African fatherhood, and the perspective of two women writers Explores the changing role of fatherhood and investigates what it means to be a father An ideal complement to Motherhood - Philosophy for Everyone (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010)