Dads of Romance

Back in May, we honored the mothers in our lives with a special Mother’s Day post, so we thought it’s only fair to give the fathers a chance to shine too! This Sunday is Father’s Day, where we celebrate the father figures we love and the influence that paternal bonds have in our lives and on society. In honor of this celebration, we’ve picked a couple of our favorite dedicated, intriguing, strong, loving and (of course!) handsome Harlequin dads that have been featured in recently released books or will be available to readers later this summer. Happy Father’s Day!


The CEO Daddy Next Door

By Karen Booth


He wants a mother for his child. She won’t settle down. And now they’re living together…

After one disastrous date, reality TV personality Ashley George and devastatingly handsome British billionaire Marcus Chambers are roommates! When a fire destroys her apartment, Ashley leans on her Manhattan neighbor for help—and soon finds herself falling for the father and his baby. But in spite of their off-the-charts attraction, Marcus only dates women who would be suitable mothers for his daughter. His free-spirited neighbor is completely unsuitable. So why can’t he seem to keep her out of his bed…and out of his heart?

Harlequin Desire, August 2016

Single Father Sheriff

By Carol Ericson

The unsolved case that once tore a sheriff’s town apart had resurfaced, threatening both his baby girl and a beautiful witness…

When two children go missing, every parent’s worst fear becomes Sheriff Cooper Sloane’s reality. The single father doesn’t have a minute to waste, and only a single lead: Kendall Rush. Her return to Timberline stirs up a lot of town chatter, since she was at the center of a similar case twenty-five years ago. Despite Kendall’s tragic past, Cooper is more than willing to play the bad guy. But he couldn’t prepare himself for her vulnerability, or determination. As the kidnapper’s taunts turn horrific, Cooper and Kendall must stop this sick game before it hits even closer to home…

Harlequin Intrigue, August 2016

Second Chance Seduction

By Monica Richardson


Her first and only

Loving and marrying Savannah Carrington came naturally to Edward Talbot. Thanks to his political ambitions, losing his stunning wife was all too easy as well. Co-parenting their young daughter has been the silver lining in their divorce. Then Savannah surprisingly accepts Edward’s invitation to visit his family’s Bahamian bed and breakfast, and the sultry tropical breezes begin to rekindle their deep, passionate connection.

He’s always been the man of her dreams—sexy, confident, and charismatic. Savannah and little Chloe just needed more than Edward could give. With a successful new career in fashion design, she’s ready to move overseas. Yet from the Caribbean to London, Edward is in hot pursuit, reminding her how good they can be together. The stakes are higher than ever. And it may take the threat of losing everything to see just how wonderful love’s rewards can truly be…

Harlequin Kimani Romance, July 2016

Home For Keeps

By Lynn Patrick


Preserving nature. Growing love. Can they do both?

Grace Huber has no interest in taking over the reins of her father’s successful development company. Instead, she’s busy building a dream of her own: A “green” housing community in Wisconsin’s Sparrow Lake. Educator and conservationist Caleb Blackthorne is not only on the same page, the handsome single father tempts goal-oriented Grace to take time out to smell the flowers. But Caleb’s rebellious teenage daughter keeps throwing obstacles in their path. And when Caleb’s long-gone ex-wife shows up, along with rumors of ghostly sightings that threaten the future of Green Meadows, Grace fears she may lose all the things that matter most to her.

Harlequin Heartwarming, May 2016

The Billionaire’s Baby Swap

By Rebecca Winters


Two babies…one family?

Single mum Valentina Montanari was abandoned whilst pregnant, but she’s besotted with her tiny son Ric. But why does he look nothing like her?

Gorgeous billionaire Giovanni Laurito bonded with new baby Vito after a difficult divorce, so discovering Vito and Ric were swapped at birth is a huge shock!

When Valentina and Giovanni meet to reclaim their children, sparks fly. They’ve already fallen for each other’s babies…Could this unexpected beginning create the family of their dreams?

Harlequin Romance, April 2016

Her Unexpected Family

By Ruth Logan


A Family to Love

Emily Gallagher and Grant McCarthy are planning a wedding together—just not their own. Emily’s well-structured life is turned upside-down when her company is hired to help Grant put together his deployed sister’s nuptials. Because as Emily spends more time with Grant and his adorable twins, she can’t help but daydream about being at the altar herself.  But Emily’s ex-beauty queen status brings Grant memories of his children’s appearance-obsessed mother—a woman who walked out on their family. For a future with Emily, can Grant escape the confines of his painful past? If he can, the next wedding they plan could be their own…

Love Inspired, August 2016

The Kentucky Cowboy’s Baby

By Heidi Hormel



Pepper Bourne has big plans for her stepdaddy’s Arizona ranch. The physician’s assistant dreams of opening a community garden for Angel Crossing’s neediest. The only thing standing in her way is the tall, rugged cowboy who just inherited the property!

Former bull rider AJ McCreary gave up the rodeo to raise his baby girl, selling the ranch is the only way he can support her now. While Pepper’s claim on the property may be uncertain, there’s no denying her claim on AJ’s heart. He’s ready to become a family man. But can he prove it to the one woman who makes his family complete?

Harlequin Western Romance, August 2016

Operation Cowboy Daddy

By Carla Cassidy



Danger and desire collide when New York Times bestselling author Carla Cassidy takes us back to Holiday Ranch…

When a baby is abandoned on his doorstep, cowboy Tony Nanki is blindsided. He never wanted to be a father, but his ex-girlfriend is on the run and tells Tony he’s the only person she trusts to keep little Joey safe. Struggling with the infant, Tony turns to caring Mary Redwing for help.

Lovely Mary agrees to help care for the child, but a shared desire simmering between her and Tony soon intensifies the arrangement. As the search for Joey’s mom brings grave danger to their doorstep, his protective instincts emerge, unearthing the depth of his feelings. But can the rugged rancher save the family he’s falling for…before it’s too late?

Harlequin Romantic Suspense, October 2016

A Daddy for Her Daughter

By Tina Beckett


A family to heal them…

After losing his little girl five years ago Dr. Kaleb McBride has kept himself to himself. He can’t face losing anyone ever again. Then beautiful Madeleine Grimes enters his world…

Maddy’s priority is her young daughter. So she’s just as determined to ignore her burning attraction to Kaleb! But when stolen kisses turn into something more, Maddy wonders if she and Chloe can heal Kaleb’s heart…and make the perfect family!

Harlequin Medical Romance, September 2016

Full Force Fatherhood

By Tyler Anne Snell


Fatherhood was never in the cards…until an innocent family wrapped themselves around his heart…

Mark Tranton thought his bodyguard career ended the day he watched a client die. Now Kelli Crane—the widow—needs Mark to keep her and her little girl safe. Mark swears he’s not the man for the job, but when the vulnerable beauty is attacked, he takes the job.

Being around Kelli again stirs something in Mark. And spending time with her daughter makes him long to be more than just their personal protector. But digging into the past riles someone who won’t rest until Kelli pays the ultimate price. Mark refuses to allow that to happen. Even if he has to sacrifice their newly discovered happiness to keep her out of the line of fire.

Harlequin Intrigue, April 2016

Bodyguard Daddy

By Lisa Childs


The Bachelor Bodyguards of Payne Protection Agency are back—and this time, it’s personal.

Walking away from then-fiancée Amber Talsma was one of the hardest things sexy bodyguard Milek Kozminski ever had to do. But nothing compared to the shock of hearing she’d been killed in a car accident alongside the son Milek knew, deep down, was his.

Amber will do anything to keep her child safe. Which is why she had to fake their deaths—to evade the assailant who murdered her boss, then came after her. But now, someone has found them. And when Milek learns the truth, he’ll stop at nothing to protect his son…and the woman he never stopped loving.

Harlequin Romantic Suspense, February 2016

If you have a favorite Harlequin father that we haven’t included in our list, feel free to mention him in our comment section below. If you can’t wait to get your hands on some of these awesome reads (while you’re busy shopping for your Father’s Day gifts), visit the Harlequin website for the availability of these titles! 

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Comments for this post.

    Richard Rogers says:

    Books look promising

    Darla Stutters says:

    Holy Smokes!!! I want them all. Is there any way we can get all the dad books?

    Nancy Nottingham says:

    They all look good!

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