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In high school, Molly was a little plain and chubby and yet her crush, Des, asked her out! She thought things were going well between them until Des left for college without saying a word of goodbye. Years later, Molly has transformed into a beautiful woman. When Des returns to town, he doesn't even recognize her. But the wounds he left on her heart still haven't healed...
(c)KEIKO OKAMOTO/TERESA ANN SOUTHWICK
"Would you accompany me to my mother's birthday party?" Cleo can't believe it when her new boss, Byron, suddenly asks her to pretend to be his girlfriend moments after they've just met. He says it's to protect him from the potential brides his mother is pushing on him, but there are countless women who would jump at the chance to accompany the handsome playboy and business tycoon. Why would he want someone as plain and dull as her? In the end, Byron's smooth talking convinces her to attend the party, a far more extravagant affair than she's accustomed to. Even though she knows their date is just pretend, every time his hand touches hers, a surge of excitement rushes through her body...
(c)YOSHIKO HANATSU/MIRANDA LEE
When Ainsley makes a big mistake in front of handsome businessman Steven, she is ridiculed and loses her reporter job. Five years later, Ainsley is the editor-in-chief of a fashion magazine and has successfully lost almost seventy pounds. Through her job, she is reunited with Steven, who is still as handsome as ever, but he doesn't remember that she's the reporter he got fired! He asks her out on a date and steals a kiss. If she makes him fall for her and then dumps him, will that heal the hurt in her heart from the incident all those years ago?
(c)MOTOKO MORI/KATHERINE GARBERA
My Fair Gentleman [ Total vol 2 ] Completed
In a sleazy casino full of oil refinery workers, Catherine timidly sits next to her fiance. "Damn it! Take it all!" a man with black hair suddenly screams and starts taking his clothes off. Then her fiance whispers into her ear, "Catherine, it's him." With strong determination, she approaches the man. This is a risky bet, but she has no choice. She needs to win it! "I'll transform him into a perfect gentleman."
(c)TAKAKO HASHIMOTO/JAN FREED
The Earl of Rayne's Ward [ Total vol 2 ] Completed
West London, Nineteenth Century. Rebecca Standish is enraged when she hears about her former friend Drumond Thornville returning from the military. Though as a child she admired and respected the strong and beautiful Drum, she wants revenge for him sequestering her for four years. It has been several years since they last spoke and Rebecca has matured from a tomboy into a gorgeous lady. Not knowing this, Drum returns home and is shocked by her transformation; not just by her appearance but by her cold attitude toward him...
(c)YOKO HANABUSA/ANDREA BUNNEY
Ashraf, a member of a royal family from the middle east, meets Cindy, a child of the slums in New York City. Upon recognizing her inherent musical talents, Ashraf offers her a deal. "I'll loan you all the money you need to become a professional singer. But, I'm buying your virginity, too." Not before long, the seedlings of love begin to sprout... Will these two from entirely different worlds ever end up together?
The blue eyes that attract any woman... His deep gaze... Rachel cannot stop her heart from pounding when she sees her beloved Nathan, a breathtakingly gorgeous man from her work. But for some reason he thinks she is a cunning and promiscuous woman and always gives her the cold shoulder. One day, Rachel's grandmother makes a shocking request, and Rachel ends up going on a trip alone with Nathan. Her job is to act as Nathan's girlfriend and get back her grandmother's stolen letters.
(c)HIROMI KOBAYASHI/AMANDA BROWNING
Jane, dumped by her fiance, decides to devote herself to her job in marketing. What fills the hole in her heart is her correspondence with a supportive childhood friend, one she hasn't seen since they were eleven. One day she feels a sense of familiarity when she meets a model at work, and he also seems attracted to her. Why would this supermodel with thousands of adoring fans be into her? After a shocking kiss, his words stun her: "Jane... I'm Jonny, your old friend."
(c)SATOMI TSUYA/JULIE COHEN
Alice works as a secretary to a wealthy man named Gabriel. He's a hard worker and well known for being a playboy. He seems uninterested in Alice, who keeps a low profile. Because of her family situation, she's been focusing solely on her career. Gabriel is intrigued by the fact that Alice demands her weekend be free of work. He wonders if she has a boyfriend. With a growing interest in each other, they take a business trip to Paris, where they grow much closer than either had expected.
(c)FUYUKI MIZUHARA/CATHY WILLIAMS
Tabitha's stepmother has told her since she was a little girl that she's ugly and it's useless to even try to look pretty...and Tabitha's always being compared to her pretty stepsister. With her self-esteem in tatters, she's given up on romance and focused solely on her career as a nurse. But then she meets a doctor from Netherlands, Marius Van Been. He's handsome and competent, calm and kind. Tabitha has fallen for a man for the first time in her life...but it seems he's dating her stepsister!
(c)KAORU OHASHI/BETTY NEELS
Andreo runs an advertising firm and Mercy works as a housekeeper at his mansion. Although Mercy is falling for Andreo's charms, she does her best to hide her feelings and do her job. One day, Andreo makes an astonishing request. He wants Mercy to appear in one of his commercials! Mercy isn't sure if someone as unglamorous as she can really be part of a fancy commercial, but on the other hand, she can't help but feel a faint glimmer of hope. That hope fades quickly, though, when she sees the script on the day of the filming.
(c)YUKO ICHIJU/DIANA HAMILTON
One day at a London airport, secretary Natalie encounters a woman who looks exactly like her. She turns out to be the princess of a kingdom in the Mediterranean, and the prince she is betrothed to is a notorious playboy on the cover of every tabloid. Wanting to experience a life of freedom before her wedding, the princess and Natalie decide to switch places temporarily. "This prince needs to be taught a lesson. I'll put him in his place!" says a resolved Natalie, but when she meets Prince Rodolfo, she is swept away by him...
(c)YUKO ICHIJU/CAITLIN CREWS
When her parents passed away six years ago, Beatrice gave up on her dreams to raise her brothers and sisters. Not only is she self-conscious about her appearance, but her family treats her like a servant. One night, while helping her sister with a party, she reunites with Elliot Chalmers, who tells her the painful truth-she isn't being treated right. She tries to argue with him. She just can't stand being around the man. If only she knew how Elliot really feels and that he and only wants what's best for her.
(c)MASAMI SHINOHARA/FRANCES RODING
Kyra, a regular office worker, has been crushing on her boss and best friend Michael. But she knows he's out of her league. She's tried dating other men, but she ends up getting dumped and told she's boring. At this rate, she might never experience love! Having lost confidence after getting dumped for the last time, Kyra stumbles upon a book-a romance manual for seducing men. "If I read this and turn into an enchanting temptress, I wonder if I could even seduce Michael..."
(c)TAKAKO HASHIMOTO/LORY AND TONY KORAYIANNI
All she remembers is her name and age. Maggy was found walking along a highway and was passed from foster home to foster home, living a sad and poor childhood. One night, she's scrubbing the floors of a coffee shop when a large man surrounded by bodyguards enters. He calls himself Reza, the king of the Constantines, and gravely declares that Maggy is the missing princess of his neighboring country. He trains her to become a princess. The reason? She was engaged to him the instant she was born!
(c)KAZUKO FUJITA/CAITLIN CREWS
It has always been Christina's dream to wear a wedding dress. She looks at her beautiful form in the mirror and her heart pounds. Her nickname as a child was the ugly duckling and her parents were cold and distant with her, so she had always thought that she would never get married. But now she is, and her fiance is the man she's always adored...the crown prince of Halencia, Antonio! She is marrying him to divert attention from a scandal involving Antonio's little sister. Their marriage is one of convenience and she knows Antonio will never love her. Why does that thought make her heart ache?
(c)TOMOKO TAKAKURA/HARLEQUIN BOOKS S.A.
Sara is assistant to the Greek billionaire playboy Alekos. She also has secret feelings for him! Until now, she has lived by her mother's words: "Don't ever trust men." Her mother raised Sara by herself after Sara's father abandoned them, and through the years, those words have almost felt like a curse. Sara wants a change?she no longer wants to be just a boring secretary. So she takes a month off work and transforms into a entirely different Sara, one who completely shocks Alekos. At first he thinks she has a new lover, and yet he can't resist her. In fact, he decides to have her pretend to be his girlfriend, all the while saying that love is useless!
(c)RIE NAKAMURA/CHANTELLE SHAW
Ellen's beloved home is about to be sold. The prospective buyer is Max Vasilikos, the real-estate mogul. Ellen doesn't care how rich he is. She's not going to let him have her house. But Max turns out to be an incredibly attractive man. When he finds out about Ellen's charity activities, he invites her to a charity ball. Ellen hesitates and says such a glamorous occasion isn't for someone like her. But Max insists and kindly escorts her to the party. Ellen keeps reminding herself that she mustn't fall for him, that he's only being kind because he wants her house.
(c)NAMI AKIMOTO/JULIA JAMES
Natalie is a secretary who has secretly fallen in love with her boss, Kane, an incredibly successful businessman. Kane, however, is a playboy who moves from model to model. There's no way he'd ever look twice at Natalie...or so she thinks. Determined to forget about him, Natalie undergoes an astonishing transformation. She goes on a diet and starts dating other men, but none of it makes her feel better... Kane, on the other hand, is suddenly seeing her in a new light. Assuming that she's gotten a new boyfriend, he starts meddling in her private life. He invites Natalie over to his house for business, but things between them are about to get quite steamy!
(c)NATSU MOMOSE/CATHY WILLIAMS
Nora works at a newspaper as the etiquette columnist, but she doesn't limit her advice to the printed page. She's often telling people in the office how to act, which has gotten her a reputation for being high-strung and uptight. Fed up with the way they see her, Nora decides to get her groove back. With the help of a friend, she puts on a disguise, gets dressed up in a sexy little dress and prepares to have a night out on the town. The first man who approaches her is none other than her colleague Pete. Nora keeps up the front and acts like she doesn't know him. Pete doesn't seem to recognize her, and they share a passionate kiss...before ending up in bed together!
(c)MAYU TAKAYAMA/PEGGY A. HOFFMANN
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