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Joan Kilby Joan Kilby i(A48591 works by)
Born: Established: 1950 Vancouver, British Columbia,
Gender: Female
Arrived in Australia: ca. 1985
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1 y separately published work icon The Runaway Montana Bride Joan Kilby , California : Tule Publishing , 2020 20930209 2020 single work novel romance

'She promised she’d go anywhere…

'When lifestyle “it” girl Lilou Langdon dumps her wealthy, snobby fiancé days before their highly-promoted society wedding, she can’t get out of Manhattan fast enough. Desperate to escape, she begs her magazine editor for the first assignment out of town. With her designer luggage and pup in a purse, Lilou—who specializes in covering luxury resorts and glamorous travel destinations—arrives in Montana for a six day trek into the wilderness.

'Adventure tour owner Garrett Starr was expecting an experienced, off-grid journalist to cover his wilderness trek. Instead he gets Lilou, a city-slicker ‘princess’ who doesn’t know a crampon from a crouton. Worst of all, she brings along her lion-haired Pomeranian, Simba. Garrett dreamed that the article would boost his business to the next level, yet Lilou appears to be his worst nightmare.

'But Lilou didn’t make a name for herself by giving up, and soon both she and Garrett realize they’re in for more than they bargained for'

Source : publisher's blurb

1 y separately published work icon Long Lost Christmas Joan Kilby , California : Tule Publishing , 2019 20930300 2019 single work novel romance

'With Christmas and a family showdown looming, can she find a miracle?

'Hoping to reunite her mother with her long-lost brother for Christmas, interior designer Hayley Stevens travels to Montana to hand-deliver a Christmas card to the uncle she’s never met. Finding her uncle is easier than getting him alone to explain her mission. Reluctantly, Hayley hides her identity to learn more about her uncle and his family, but it’s his handsome and enigmatic partner who captures her heart and imagination.

'Architect and builder Blake Dennison is attracted instantly to the beautiful Hayley, but he’s suspicious of her curiosity. Can she be a spy for a rival builder? He’s been burned by deceit before, but as he spends time with Hayley, he falls hard.

'Hayley knows she has much more at stake than fulfilling her mother’s Christmas dream, and when she confesses to Blake the real reason for her visit, his reaction is what she feared. He wants her gone. But Hayley knows how to fight for what she wants.

'Another heart-warming story set in Sweetheart, Montana, home to The Starr Brothers of Montana series.'

Source : publisher's blurb

1 y separately published work icon Sweetheart, Montana Joan Kilby , California : Tule Publishing , 2019- 20930269 2019 series - author novel romance
1 y separately published work icon The Bull Rider's Return Joan Kilby , California : Tule Publishing , 2018 14135834 2018 single work novel romance

'No good deed goes unpunished…

'Rough rider Cody Starr relishes his reputation as the bad boy on the rodeo circuit. When he impulsively leaves his prize money as a tip for a struggling waitress so her little boy can get a heart operation, Cody keeps quiet about it, knowing he’s only atoning for past sins. His good deed is outed when Kelly Reid drives across three states to thank him in person. Despite the fact that Kelly forces him to confront his past and question everything, Cody starts to fall hard for her.

'Single mom Kelly Reid thinks Cody is a Hero with a capital H. She believes in Cody, but she knows that nothing long term can come of their intense attraction until he believes in himself. Is Cody the love ‘em and leave ‘em guy he claims to be or could he possibly be the man of her dreams?'

Source: Publilsher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon A Baby for Christmas Joan Kilby , California : Tule Publishing , 2017 13398628 2017 single work novel romance

'When Mia Tempesta goes into labor during a snowstorm on Christmas Eve, she stumbles into Will Jackson’s cherry packing shed. As a war widow, she’s lost everything–her husband, her home, and her job. But when Will, a caring stranger, delivers her beautiful baby boy into her arms, she has hope for a brighter future.

'After being betrayed and dumped by his long-time girlfriend, Will’s dreading the holidays, but when he helps deliver Mia’s son on Christmas morning, he gains a renewed purpose in life. The beautiful Mia and her child tug on his protective heart strings and he finds himself longing to help. They fight their growing attraction–Will’s on the rebound and Mia is still grieving. Will their reckless passion end in heartbreak?

'Can two damaged hearts find healing and happiness? One Christmas baby might just be the miracle they need to love again.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon A Child In Need [and] Her Great Expectations Marion Lennox , Joan Kilby , Chatswood : Harlequin Mills and Boon , 2017 11937346 2017 selected work novel
1 y separately published work icon Taming the Brooding Cattleman [and] How to Trap a Parent Marion Lennox , Joan Kilby , Chatswood : Harlequin Mills and Boon , 2016 10199051 2016 selected work novel romance
1 y separately published work icon The Montana Son Joan Kilby , California : Tule Publishing , 2015 9928956 2015 single work novel romance

'A birthday card out of the blue from his estranged father sends successful Seattle marketing man Alex Chernoff on a detour to Sweetheart, Montana in search of answers about his past. A day, maybe two, to tie up loose strings and he’ll be out of there, heading for Mexico, margaritas and blondes in bikinis.

'Emma Stanhope is all too familiar with hot, rich, entitled guys like Alex. They never hang around for long, especially not for a Plain Jane like herself. No problem. She’s smart and logical, like any good scientist, and knows better than to lose her heart.

'What Emma doesn’t count on is chemistry—of the romantic kind. What Alex doesn’t count on is meeting the girl who’ll make him want to change his ways. But when he learns that he’s a secret from his father’s real family, he can’t stay in Sweetheart… even if he wants to.

'Will love be enough to convince Alex to stay… for good?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon Turning the Tables Joan Kilby , Fort Collins : Entangled Brazen , 2015 20930649 2015 single work novel romance

'She’ll bare everything…except the truth.

'Tina Borlenghi is a billionaire businesswoman, heiress to the Borlenghi fortune, and living la dolce vita. She’s also a magnet for men who crave fame and celebrity. So while in New York City launching a new fashion boutique, Tina is more than intrigued when sports bar owner Luke Pederson mistakes her for a sales assistant. He’s sexier than sin and only interested in her. What’s the harm in a little steamy role-playing?

'Luke can’t get enough of Tina. And yet, something feels…off. Why is she so secretive? As their role-playing encounters become more erotic, Luke’s suspicions grow. The woman rocking his world is hiding something. Something big. He’s ready to play for keeps, but finding out who Tina really is may just turn the tables on everything he thought he knew about love.'

Source : publisher's blurb

1 y separately published work icon The Starr Brothers of Montana Joan Kilby , California : Tule Publishing , 2015-2020 20930151 2015 series - author novel romance
1 y separately published work icon Home to Hope Mountain [and] Secrets of Bell River Joan Kilby , North Sydney : Harlequin Mills and Boon , 2014 7437740 2014 selected work novel
1 y separately published work icon Home to Hope Mountain Joan Kilby , Don Mills : Harlequin , 2014 7437597 2014 single work novel romance

'A place called Hope

'Hayley Sorenson uses horses to help people heal. But when neighbor Adam Banks asks for her expertise with his teenage daughter, she says no. How can she get involved when all she sees is their past? And the attraction Hayley feels for Adam makes her anything but objective!

'Yet Adam isn't deterred, and in getting to know the woman they call the horse whisperer, he realizes that she's dealing with her own pain. As Hayley etches a place in Adam's heart, all he wants is to give her the home she truly deserves.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Making Over the Billionaire Joan Kilby , Fort Collins : Entangled Brazen , 2014 20930547 2014 single work novel romance

'Never fall for your own deception…

'After a failed bid to be the first American designer at House of Borhlenghi, Layla Langham is crushed. She’s certain she’s perfect for their company, and she’s risked all her savings to prove it. But Giorgio Borhlenghi’s sisters think Layla’s perfect, too—for the design house and their workaholic brother. They convince her they’ll sway their brother into accepting her designs if she’ll get him to stop working for a long weekend—by any means necessary.

'Giorgio Borlenghi suspects Layla’s invitation for a relaxing lunch is something his sisters fashioned to lure him away from his desk. But instead of turning the sexy redhead away, he decides to teach all three ladies a lesson and “kidnaps” the beautiful designer to his family’s yacht in Naples to see just how far the ambitious designer wants to take this ruse…

'Neither expected one kiss could lead to enough heat to burn up the sheets for days—nor make them want to give up work and never leave the bedroom again.'

Source : publisher's blurb

1 y separately published work icon Italian Connection Joan Kilby , Fort Collins : Entangled Brazen , 2014-2015 20930505 2014 series - author novel
1 y separately published work icon Mad About You Joan Kilby , Fort Collins : Entangled Publishing , 2014 20930444 2014 single work novel romance

'A man she can’t refuse…

'Accountant Cassy Morris knows she’s putting her heart on the line when she agrees to move in with her best friend, multi-millionaire geek Scott Thornton. The arrangement is purely business: she’ll manage his nanotechnology lab and find an angel investor for his revolutionary new product. But there’s a problem: she’s loved him forever even though he’s only ever regarded her as a friend. She’ll have to harden her heart to survive their arrangement.

'A woman he can’t resist…

'When Scott is named Seattle’s sexiest man, the unexpected attention from women threatens to get in the way of him meeting his project deadline. Once again, Cassy steps up to the plate, this time pretending to be his fiancé to keep the women away. But a lifetime of repressed sexual tension explodes within her and before long she and Scott are entwined in a passionate affair.

'Will Scott be able to convince Cassy to trust his feelings and turn their fake engagement into reality?'

Source : publisher's blurb

1 y separately published work icon Gentlemen Prefer Nerds Joan Kilby , Don Mills : Carina Press , 2012 20930373 2012 single work novel romance thriller

'Self-professed nerd Maddie Maloney is an expert on jewels. When a mysterious Englishman warns her that a thief known as The Chameleon is after the rare pink diamond on display in her aunt's shop, she tells herself it's just a joke. Even if she can't get Mr. Tall, Dark and Sexy out of her mind…

'Fabian Montgomery is everywhere Maddie goes, convinced the thief will strike. When the diamond does go missing—and Maddie is suspected of stealing it—he whisks her away from the police and together they pursue The Chameleon. Fabian plunges her into a glamorous world far from her humble workshop and transforms geeky Maddie into a sophisticated siren capable of espionage. Her mission: to seduce The Chameleon and steal back the diamond.

'But Fabian isn't telling her everything—like who he works for, and why he's so interested in The Chameleon…'

Source : publisher's website

2 y separately published work icon Her Great Expectations Joan Kilby , Chatswood : Harlequin Mills and Boon , 2011 11937265 2011 single work novel romance

'All right. So Jack Thatcher has experienced deep, personal tragedy. Dr. Sienna Maxwell gets that. But how can the man drop out of life the way he has, pretending to be happy hosting fabulous dinner parties and puttering in his back shed? That's something she will never be able to understand. Because he is only pretending, right?

'Sienna's a shoot-from-the-hip high achiever, who demands no less from everyone around her. Driven and determined to make her new medical practice—and everything she touches—a success, she wants a whole lot more from Jack than charm…and kisses. She wants nothing less than perfect.' (Publication Summary)

3 y separately published work icon How to Trap a Parent Joan Kilby , Toronto : Harlequin , 2008 10199143 2008 single work novel romance

'Mills & Boon Blush series brings you moving, true-to-life romances. Jane Linden's high-school sweetheart Cole Roberts had given her a child and offered her the security of small-town life when all she had wanted were the bright lights and a movie career.

'Now the town's charismatic real estate agent is a single parent himself. Not only that, it's clear Cole wants to make up for lost time with his daughter - whether Jane likes it or not. The young love they remember seems to have burned itself out. Until their kids find a way to turn back the clock.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Homecoming Wife Joan Kilby , Chatswood : Harlequin Mills and Boon , 2004 Z1609941 2004 single work novel romance The return of the runaway bride... Ten years ago Nate Wilde's wife, Angela, left and never came back. Nate is now quite happy to spend his days on the rugged trails of Whistler, British Columbia. But when Angela returns to the resort town, the same old attraction flares to life between them. Nate realizes he never stopped loving Angela and hopes to change her mind about filing for divorce. They've both done a lot of growing up over the years and changed in ways neither expected. Will Nate be able to convince his wife to stay for good this time? (Blurb)
1 y separately published work icon Family Matters Joan Kilby , Chatswood : Harlequin Mills and Boon , 2004 Z1609866 2004 single work novel romance Marc Wilde once prided himself on living up to his last name. He was a respected foreign war correspondent and former champion snowboarder, but his life took a brutal twist when a bomb blast in the Middle East landed him in a wheelchair with only a tentative chance of recovery. Frustrated and back at home in Whistler, Marc finds himself turning to drink to obliterate his shattered reality. That is until Fiona Gordon -- living with tragedy and responsibilities of her own -- helps him understand his future is wide open, full of light...and even love. As hard as he tries, Marc finds it's impossible to remain cynical around Fiona. But as the reality of his life sinks in, Marc must decide to choose life -- and overcome his greatest fear -- or risk losing Fiona forever. (Blurb)