Pregnant: Father Wanted by Claire Baxter (2008)

CATEGORY: Harlequin Romance
SETTING: Contemporary Australia
HEROINE: 26 year old pregnant travel writer

She's pregnant, single and wants to settle down. Australian travel writer Lyssa Belperio may be pregnant and alone, but she can't wait to be a mom. A job offer on Italy's Amalfi Coast gives her the chance to make a fresh start. He's a soccer player with a celebrity lifestyle. But there is more to the Italian playboy Ric Rosetti than he lets the world see. Lyssa is different from the glamorous women who hang on his every word. She's not impressed by his fame and fortune, so the only way for Ric to win Lyssa's heart is to show her the man behind the headlines!

Mistress Under Contract by Natalie Anderson (2009)

CATEGORY: Harlequin Presents
SETTING: Contemporary New Zealand
HEROINE: 24 year old temp worker who change jobs frequently

When high-flying Daniel Graydon hires Lucy Delaney as a temporary bar manager, he doesn't expect much from her. Lucy is his complete opposite: carefree and fun-loving. He can't figure out why on earth he's so attracted to her! The only thing Lucy and Daniel have in common is their reluctance to have a committed relationship. When one steamy night together is not enough, Lucy is offered a short-term contract in Daniel's bed…only to find she's falling for him, the one man she can't have….

Promoted: to Wife and Mother by Jessica Hart (2008)

CATEGORY: Harlequin Romance
SETTING: Contemporary UK
HEROINE: 40 year old woman who works as a Operations Manager for Bell Browning Engineering

Perdita James is thrilled with her new job, until a personality quiz reveals she's an attention-seeking peacock! Her boss, Edward Merrick, is a panther--forceful, decisive and more than a little ruthless. Perdita's head tells her to ignore her attraction and work hard for a promotion. But somehow, whenever she's with widowed dad Ed, she feels anything but professional. She's becoming crazy about her boss!

Your Scandalous Ways by Loretta Chase (2008)

HISTORICAL: European Historical Romance
SETTING: Venice & England 1820
SERIES: Book Two in the Fallen Women series
HEROINE: 27 year old divorced courtesan

James Cordier is all blue blood and entirely dangerous. He's a master of disguise, a brilliant thief, a first-class lover - all for King and Country - and, by gad, he's so weary of it. His last mission is to "acquire" a packet of incriminating letters from one notorious woman. Then he can return to London and meet sweet-natured heiresses - not adventuresses and fallen women.

Francesca Bonnard has weathered heartbreak, scorn, and scandal. She's independent, happy, and definitely fallen; and she's learned that "gentlemen" are more trouble than they're worth. She can also see that her wildly attractive new neighbor is bad news. But as bad as James is, there are others far worse also searching for Francesca's letters. And suddenly nothing is simple - especially the nearly incendiary chemistry between the two most jaded, sinful souls in Europe. And just as suddenly, risking everything may be worth the prize.

Pride and Pregnancy by Karen Templeton (2007)

CATEGORY: Silhouette Special
SETTING: Contemporary USA
HEROINE: 37 year old divorced personal shopper

You can take the girl out of the trailer park...
Which Karleen Almquist had surely tried to do. But the thrice-married-and thrice-divorced!- personal shopper had sworn off men, and their inherent complications...aka babies. Until the most gorgeous widower moved in next door- complete with the two most adorable little boys she'd ever seen. True, Troy Lindquist had been alone a long time, but the ice cream mogul was looking for a real relationship, and his next-door neighbor was clearly not his type. Still, that didn't stop him from turning to her one night-which resulted in Karleen being pregnant with Troy's child.First came the baby carriage. Then came love. And then...marriage?

Appointment at the Altar by Jessica Hart (2007)

CATEGORY: Harlequin Romance
SETTING: Contemporary UK and Australia
HEROINE: 26 year old woman who change jobs frequently

Bubbly Lucy West has always thought she can handle anything. That's before she meets charismatic and utterly irresistible tycoon Guy Dangerfield, who challenges her to find a "real" job for a change! So, determined to prove she has what it takes, Lucy secures a top job—working for Guy! Lucy thrives in her new role…and it's all down to her gorgeous boss. Lucy has a smile on her face, a spring in her step—and maybe, just maybe, Guy will put a ring on her finger!

The Tycoon's Trophy Wife by Miranda Lee (2005)

CATEGORY: Harlequin Presents
SETTING: Contemporary Australia
HEROINE: 30 year old remarried widow who gave up her job in public relations after remarrying

Reece knew that Alanna would make the perfect trophy wife! Stunning and sophisticated, she wanted nothing more than a marriage of convenience. And that was fine by Reece! But suddenly, their comfortable life together was turned upside down when Reece discovered that his wife had a dark past. But, he realized, he wasn't prepared to lose Alanna - even if the only thing they shared was passion...

Dedication by Janet Mullany (2005)

HISTORICAL: Regency Romance
SETTING: England 1813
HEROINE: 37 year old French aristocrat widow a son,

Broken-hearted years ago by Adam Ashworth, Fabienne Argonac Craigmont finds solace in the works of a popular British gothic novelist. But when Fabienne begins an intimate correspondence with her idol, she has no idea that the pseudonymous author is her long lost love.

Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie (2004)

SINGLE TITLE: Contemporary romance
SETTING: Contemporary US
HEROINE: 33 year old actuary

Minerva Dobbs knows that happily-ever-after is a fairly tale, especially with a man who asked her to dinner to win a bet. Cal Morrisey knows commitment is impossible, especially with a woman as cranky as Min Dobbs. When they say good-bye at the end of their evening, they cut their losses and agree never to see each other again. But Fate has other plans, and it's not long before Min and Cal are dealing with a jealous ex-boyfriend, Krispy Kreme donuts, a determined psychologist, chaos theory, a freakishly intelligent cat, Chicken Marsala, and more risky propositions that either one of them ever dreamed of. Including the biggest gamble of all--true love.

The Secret Love-Child by Miranda Lee (2002)

CATEGORY: Harlequin Presents
SETTING: Contemporary Australia
HEROINE: 30 year old woman who gave up her job as a receptionist after she got engaged

Rafe's job was to photograph the beautiful blonde bride-to-be, not seduce her. But when the wedding is called off, Isabel boldly asks Rafe to accompany her on what was to be her honeymoon. Love wasn't part of the deal, but arrogant Rafe is sure that he is what she needs to forget that she has been jilted. The honeymoon was soon over, however, when it seemed as if, accidentally, Isabel might have conceived Rafe's child.

Just for a Night by Miranda Lee (2001)

CATEGORY: Harlequin Presents
SETTING: Contemporary UK
HEROINE: 25 year old engaged teacher

Marina has flown form Australia to London to donate her bone marrow to seven-year-old Rebecca, the Earl of Winterbourne's great-niece. But James, lord Winterbourne, isn't the elderly gentleman Marina expected: he's thirty-something - and rakishly good-looking. Marina tries to ignore her growing feelings for James and concentrate on helping Rebecca. But James won't let it rest: he wants Marina in his bed. And though she knows she can only be a passing passion in James's life, the temptation to succumb, even just for a night, is overwhelming!

The More I See You by Lynn Kurland (1999)

HISTORICAL: Medieval Romance
TIME TRAVEL: Modern day to past
SETTING: England 1260
SERIES: Book Seven in the De Piaget series
HEROINE: 20ish old composer-in-residence from the US who travels back in time

A wish upon a star transports the luckless-in-love Jessica Blakely back in time to the thirteenth century. But her desire for a fair and gallant knight yields the fearsome Richard De Galtres. Though wary of Jessica's mysterious ways, Richard protectively harbors her in his castle by the sea. Though her stubborn will nearly drives him mad, the very sight of her puts a smile on a face that has known too few. And when Jessica's tender desire pierces the armor around his heart, Richard fears he may never be able to recover--or resist.

The Changeling Bride by Lisa Cach (1999)

HISTORICAL: European Historical Romance
TIME TRAVEL: Modern day to past
SETTING: England 1790s
HEROINE: 25 year old receptionist from USA who travels back in time

In order to procure the cash necessary to rebuild his estate, the earl of Allsbrook decides to barter his title and his future: He will marry the willful daughter of a wealthy merchant. True, she is pleasing in form and face, and she has an eye for fashion. Still, deep in his heart, Henry wishes for a happy marriage. Wilhelmina March is leery of the importance her brother puts upon marriage, and she certainly never dreams of being wed to an earl in Georgian England-or of the fairy debt that gives her just such an opportunity. But suddenly, with one sweet kiss in a long-ago time and a faraway place, Elle wonders if the much ado is about something after all.

Sleeping Beauty by Judith Ivory (1998)

HISTORICAL GENRE: European Historical Romance
SETTING: England 1876
HEROINE: 37 year old retired courtesan with a son

Once, a long time ago, Coco Wild learned to never allow a man's kiss to move her, for that way led to downfall. A slender beauty with alluring eyes, she built impregnable defenses around her emotions. The men who came to adore her, fought to conquer her and learn her mysteries, made her the toast of London, but none were able to rouse her passions. But that hard-taught lesson is about to unravel because of Sir James Stoker. Back in England with a treasure of gold from his adventures, newly knighted by Queen Victoria herself, and feted everywhere, the handsome explorer has the world at his feet. He's exactly the man Coco might have dreamed about when she was young: a tall, fair hero with a charming smile. Now he's turned his energy toward winning her, the most desirable and the least attainable woman he knows; and Coco's aft-aid James may just find his way past the thorns that have so long protected her from the world, and awaken her slumbering heart...with just one kiss.

When There Is Hope by Jane Goodger (1996)

HISTORICAL: American Historical Romance
TIME TRAVEL: Modern day to past
TIME PERIOD: Victorian era
SETTING: America 1880
HEROINE: 25 year old married woman who travels back in time to

Waking up after an accident, the last thing Susan Butler remembered was living in the 1990s, happily married and joyously expecting her first child. Now, suddenly, inexplicably, she is Margaret Johnsbury, the year is 1888, and she is about to find out she is detested not only by her handsome husband, Carter, but by the entire town of Newport.

Learning to live in 19th century Newport's rigid Victorian society is only the first of "Maggie's" challenges. Far more difficult is winning the trust of Carter, the sexy, volatile strange who so grudgingly shares her home. But just when it seems Maggie will regain all the joy she possessed in her old life, a devastating secret surfaces to shatter her world to pieces. Now she must fight, not only for the heart of the man she has fallen desperately in love with, but for her very life.

Violet by Jane Feather (1995)

HISTORICAL: European Historical Romance
SETTING: Spain & England 1812
HEROINE: 19 year old bandit

She was a bandit known as La Violette, and she had fallen into the hands of the French. Now it was Julian St. Simon's assignment to rescue her -- then force her to reveal the strategic military secrets only she knew. But Tamsyn was no timid flower. Beneath her deceptively fragile beauty was a spirited young woman who would give Julian what he wanted -- for a price. Soon the handsome officer is trapped into taking Tamsyn back with him to England and turning her into a proper lady. It's a mission more dangerous than he knows ... as Tamsyn, exchanging rifle and bandolier for the sensuous glide of silk, plots a vengeance that could threaten both of their lives and his well-guarded heart.

Mirror Image by Sandra Brown (1990)

SINGLE TITLE: Romantic Suspense
SETTING: Contemporary US
HEROINE: 30ish old television reporter

The crash of a Dallas-bound jet wasn't just a tragedy to TV reporter Avery Daniels; it was an act of fate that handed her a golden opportunity to further her career. Mistaken for a glamorous, selfish woman named Carole Rutledge, the badly injured Avery would find that plastic surgery had given her Carole's face, the famous senatorial candidate for a husband, and a powerful Texas dynasty for in-laws. And as she lay helpless in the hospital, she would make a shattering discovery: someone close to the senator planned to assassinate him. Now, to save the life of the man she loved, Avery must live another woman's life — and risk her own...