This Valentine's Day, three unsuspecting couples won't know with hit them -- but Cupid will! "The Cupid Connection" is a collection of three heartfelt tales about men and women who fall prey to Cupid's red arrows -- on the most romantic day of the year.
One More Valentine by Anne Stuart.
He Was the Strangest Valentine!
When James Sheridan Rafferty died in the famed Saint Valentine's Day massacre, he'd no idea that Cupid's wicked angels would give him a second-chance . . . in 1993. All he had to do was fall madly in love within forty-eight hours.
But could a real Chicago gangster with a chip on his shoulder - and a down-and-dirty twenties style even Bogart would envy - fall truly in love? It hardly helped that the day of hearts and flowers fell on Friday the 13th.
Helen Emerson complicated matters, since the good-hearted gangster didn't have time to save damsels in distress. No doubt Helen would make a fabulous lover, but she was no gun moll. Still, with time running out, she was Rafferty's only hope.
Baby on the Doorstep by Cathy Gillen Thacker.
When a cooing infant was left in a Valentine basket on his front porch, Alex Roman did what any rich philanderer would - he searched like crazy for the baby's anonymous mother!
When it came to baby bottles and fuzzy footie jumpsuits, playboy Alec was all thumbs . . . so when he found the supposed mom's sister, he wasn't about to let her go - not even when Jade Kincaid began to steal his bachelor heart !
Alec liked having a mom around his mansion. And not just any mom - but Jade. With her help, he even got the knack of daddyhood. There was just one little problem in domestic heaven-baby Andy's mother was still at large.
Be Mine, Valentine by Vicki Lewis Thompson.
There was nothing predictable about her love life.
If it hadn't been for a freak snowstorm, Roxie Lowell wouldn't have felt compelled to take eccentric Charlie Hartman under her wing -- only to become the object of his matchmaking zeal. He claimed he was St. Valentine himself, and that the man she met on St. Valentine's Day would be her husband within a year.
Of course, she didn't believe her encounter with rugged contractor Hank Craddock had anything to do with Charlie. How could their overwhelming passion have been engineered by an outside force? Then again, maybe the old vagabond knew more about the ways of the heart than mere mortal woman.