Quade's Babies [NOOK Book]

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Quade Westmoreland's one-night love affair with Cheyenne had branded him body and soul, but he'd never even learned her last name. Almost a year later, driven by memories and one incriminating photo, the sexy operative had finally tracked her down--and discovered three little babies bearing his features. Learning he was a father made Quade even more determined: he would claim Cheyenne Steele in every way. Shockingly, the irresistible beauty seemed intent on resisting him. But the Westmoreland destiny was at ...

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Overview

Quade Westmoreland's one-night love affair with Cheyenne had branded him body and soul, but he'd never even learned her last name. Almost a year later, driven by memories and one incriminating photo, the sexy operative had finally tracked her down--and discovered three little babies bearing his features. Learning he was a father made Quade even more determined: he would claim Cheyenne Steele in every way. Shockingly, the irresistible beauty seemed intent on resisting him. But the Westmoreland destiny was at stake, and Quade would fight for what was his....

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426825200
  • Publisher: Harlequin Enterprises
  • Publication date: 8/1/2008
  • Series: Westmorelands Series , #1911
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 51,051
  • File size: 143 KB

Meet the Author

Brenda Jackson

Brenda is a die-hard romantic who married her childhood sweetheart 30 years ago and still proudly wears the "going steady" ring he gave her when she was 15. Because she began believing very early in the power of love and romance, she can't help but write stories with happy endings. She is an award-winning bestselling author of more than 10 romance novels and looks forward to increasing that number. She and her husband live in the city where they were born, Jacksonville, Fla., and have two sons in college. She has a B.S. in business administration and presently works in management for a major insurance company.

Coming home from work and sitting down to her computer to weave love stories is the highlight of her day. She and her husband spend time together traveling to discover those romantic places she could use as settings in her books.

Brenda would love to hear from her readers.

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"Sir, the plane is about ready to take off. Please shut down your laptop and fasten your seat belt."

Quade Westmoreland followed the flight attendant's instructions while thinking just how many times he'd heard such a request while flying aboard a commercial aircraft. Over the past eight years he had grown accustomed to the luxury of Air Force One where using a laptop during takeoff was not only welcomed but necessary.

He glanced around. At least he was in first class, which wasn't a bad deal, and no one was sitting in the seat beside him, which made things even better. He didn't like the feel of being crowded or cramped. He liked having his space. That was the reason he'd enjoyed his job with the PSF, Presidential Security Forces, dual branches of the Secret Service and CIA.

But if the truth be known—and there were only a few key individuals who actually knew the truth— his particular position entailed a lot more than protecting the president. After the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the PSF was created and he'd become a part of the elite team. His job was to keep tabs on the president's travels abroad and make sure everything associated with the trips, especially the security, was dealt with prior to the president's visit. It was his responsibility to protect the commander and chief from behind the scenes at all cost.

That was the reason he had been in Sharm al-Sheikh, Egypt, the night he had met Cheyenne Steele.

Cheyenne Steele.

Just thinking about her brought an automatic tightening in his chest, as well as a stirring in another part of his body. The woman had gotten that sort of response from him from the first time he had encountered her that nightwalking on the beach. He had actually felt her presence before seeing her. And when he had gazed into her face, a deep physical attraction had unleashed fierce desire in him, a degree to which he had never felt toward any other woman in all his thirty-six years. It had been hot. Unex-plainable. And luckily for him, the attraction had been mutual.

It didn't take long to discover that she was just as physically attracted to him as he was to her, and after a few brief moments of small talk, she accepted his offer to share a drink… in his hotel room.

Although he had known she would be safe with him, he had initially questioned her decision until they'd gotten up to his room. Before going inside with him she had made a smart move by using her cell phone to contact the female friend she was traveling with to let her know where she would be; specifically which room and at which hotel on the beach.

Cheyenne was the only part of her name she had exchanged with him that night and, considering how they'd met and the activities that had followed afterward, he hadn't been sure if Cheyenne had even been her real name. She had been pretty secretive, but then so had he. And like her, he had only shared his first name.

He had constantly thought about her since that night and then a few days ago, while visiting his relatives in Montana, he had seen her face on the cover of a magazine. And it was pretty damn obvious that she was pregnant.

In fact, she looked ready to deliver at any moment. Since the magazine had been October's issue and it was now the first of December, a million questions had been going through his mind. The first of which was whether or not he was the man responsible for her condition.

They had used protection that night, but he would be the first to admit his passion for her, his desire to mate with her, had been uncontrollable. And somewhere in the back of his mind he seemed to recall at least one of the times in which there had not been a barrier. Whether it was true or just a figment of his imagination, he wasn't certain. Even if he had used a condom each time they had made love, condoms weren't without flaws, and when you made love as many times as they had, anything was possible. Even an unplanned pregnancy.

She was the only one who could put his mind to rest by telling him whether or not the child—which should have been born by now—was his. If it wasn't, she must have slept with someone else around the same time she had slept with him. That was something he didn't want to think about. And if the child was his, he would do the right thing—the only thing a Westmoreland could do if they were foolish enough to get caught in such a situation. He would ask her to marry him to give their child his name. After a reasonable amount of time they could file for a divorce and part ways.

He could tolerate a short-term wife if he had to. He had recently retired and was about to embark on another career. He had joined a partnership with a few of his cousins to open a chain of security offices around the country.

He refused to be reminded that a marriage of convenience was how things had started out between his brother Durango and his wife, Savannah, and that they were now a happily married couple. Quade was glad things worked out the way they had for them; however, the situation with him and Cheyenne was different.

Durango had fallen hard for Savannah from the first time he had seen her at their cousin Chase's wedding. But it had been lust and only lust that had driven his desire for Cheyenne that night. If it had been more than that, he would have taken the time to get to know her. He'd only had one goal in mind after meeting Cheyenne and that was finding a way to get her into his bed.

One of the downsides of his former job was the long periods he'd had to put his social life on hold. It had been during one of those times, when his testosterone had been totally out of whack, that he met Cheyenne. He'd gone a long time without a woman and Cheyenne had been a prime target for a one-night stand.

But he hadn't meant to get her pregnant if that's what he'd actually done. So here he was on his way to Charlotte, North Carolina, to find out if he was the father of her baby. He had contacted the ad agency and discovered not only that Cheyenne was her real name, but that she was also a model, which was the reason she had been on the cover of that magazine. He shouldn't have been surprised to learn of her profession since she had to have been the most beautiful woman he'd ever met. On the cover of that magazine with her pregnancy proudly displayed for the camera, she had still looked radiant and breathtakingly beautiful.

Quade felt the plane tilt upward as it took off. He leaned back in his seat and closed his eyes, deciding now was a perfect time to relive those long and passionate hours he had spent in bed with Cheyenne nearly ten months ago.

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Quade felt hot, edgy and he couldn't sleep.

Muttering a curse, he eased out of bed and looked around the hotel room.

The president was to arrive in two days and Quade and his men had checked out everything, especially the route the motorcade would be taking. There had been rumblings of a planned protest, but a spokesman for the Egyptian government had contacted him earlier to say the matter had been taken care of.

He wondered if the bar downstairs was still open. He could definitely use a drink to take the edge off. For some reason this place and sleeping alone in this bed was reminding him just how long it had been since he'd had any sort of intimate physical contact with a woman. Too long.

Instead of getting a drink, Quade decided to take a walk on the beach. He eased into a pair of jeans and pulled a T-shirt over his head. After sliding his feet into a pair of sandals he checked the clock on the nightstand. It was almost one in the morning.

As he left his room, closing the door shut behind him, he thought about the phone conversation he'd had with his mother earlier. She had surprised the hell out of him by saying his cousin Clint had gotten married.

He had just seen his cousin a few months before at his brother Spencer's wedding. They had talked. Clint had been excited. He had just retired as a Texas Ranger to become a partner with Durango and a childhood friend, McKinnon Quinn, in their horse-breeding business. Not once had Clint mentioned anything about a woman. And now he was married? There had to be more to it than the romantic tale his mother had weaved.

Within no time at all Quade had caught the designated elevator, the one that would take him six levels down to a patio that led to the beach. Most of the hotel was empty. The majority of the rooms were already reserved for the president's visit. The first lady would be present on this trip, along with a number of other dignitaries. The visit would last three days and Quade would be working nonstop behind the scenes the entire time.

He inhaled deeply as the scent of the ocean filled his nostrils, and after taking a few steps his sandals hit the soft sand, making him feel as if he was walking on marshmallows. Sharm al-Sheikh was a beautiful place, a developed tourist resort on the Sinai Peninsula that catered to the rich and famous. Even in the moonlit night, he could make out the large five-star hotels that dotted the shoreline.

A number of his men had made plans to hang around after the president's visit to relax

and unwind. Unfortunately, he wouldn't be one of them. He had promised his mother that he would be returning to the States in time to make an appearance at the christening of his cousin Thorn's son.

Quade had to admit that he always looked forward to returning home to Atlanta whenever he could. TheWestmorelands were a large group and getting even larger with all the recent marriages and births. And then there was the possibility that they might find even more West-morelands if the genealogy search his father was conducting proved out. It seemed that their great-grandfather had a twin everyone assumed had died while in his early twenties. It appeared the black sheep Raphel Westmoreland, who had run off with a still-married preacher's wife at the age of 22, was still alive. Both Quade's father and his father's twin brother, James, were eager to find any descendants of their long, lost wife-stealing, great-grand uncle Raphel.

Quade had been walking near the shoreline for a few moments when suddenly he felt an intense yearning in the pit of his stomach, an incredible ache that ran through his body.

He stopped walking as his gaze took in the stretch of beach in his path. It was dark and he could barely see, because a haze had covered the earth in front of him, some sort of low-hanging cloud. He took a cautious glance around him as the ache got more profound. And then seconds later, a woman appeared out of the mist.

She was absolutely the most beautiful woman he had ever seen.

He blinked to make sure his mind and his eyes weren't playing tricks on him. His gaze traveled down the length of her body, taking in her white linen pant set and the mass of dark, luxurious hair that flowed recklessly around her shoulders and cascaded around her face. He felt his body respond to her presence. He tried to get his breathing back to normal while at the same time wondering what was going on with him. Why was he reacting to her this way?

She had seen him at the same time he had seen her and he watched her reaction. By the look in her dark eyes, she was feeling whatever it was that he was feeling. It had her in the same intense sexual grip. He could sense it. Just like he could sense the pull he felt toward her, specifically her mouth. She had the kind of lips that made you want to do naughty things to them, lick them, taste them forever. They had a shape just for kissing and were the kind that any man's tongue would want to wet and tease.

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  • Posted February 10, 2009

    Another winner from Ms. Brenda Jackson!

    I enjoyed this book as I do all of Ms. Jackson. I particularly liked the fact that the Westmoreland family continues....

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 7, 2008

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    Disappointment is not even a good enough description¿

    Brenda Jackson writes the fourteenth book of the Westmoreland¿s¿ series. While I was a diehard fan in the beginning when she introduced Delany and her brothers Mrs. Jackson has slowly but surely disappointed me with the cousins. <BR/><BR/>In this particular book we remember when Quade was in Montana with his family and he saw the picture of the enchanted beauty Cheyenne who he had a one night affair with in Egypt while on business and he realizes she¿s pregnant rather she¿s probably due any day now. Well what we later learn is that Cheyenne is none other than Cheyenne Steele of the Steele family from the Kimami Steele¿s. Remember her cousins Chance, Donovan, Morgan, and Sebastian the male cousins and then there is Taylor and Vanessa her sisters¿. Yeah that crew. <BR/><BR/>Quade Westmoreland was surprise when he finds out he¿s a father but not just a father but a father to the second set of Westmoreland triplets but what he wasn¿t prepared for was their mother and her resistance to wanting to do what he considered right in his eyes for her and the babies. Cheyenne Steele had grown up being told what to do and how to do it so when she finds herself pregnant with her mystery man¿s triplets she decides that she¿s going to do things her way with her babies and no one can say anything to change her mind. Well almost no one.<BR/><BR/>Cheyenne thought she would never see Quade again but when he shows up inquiring about her babies she has no choice but to tell him what he wants to know but she never expected the situation to become a lifetime situation.<BR/><BR/>Brenda Jackson has continue to give us great romantic stories however I believe it has gotten to the point that Mrs. Jackson has really forgotten that writing is about the quality of the book instead of the quantity of the book. I really hope to see Mrs. Jackson return with a book that can hold to the standards of quality.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2013

    Really

    This is not a book, but a short story of only 97 pages. A story this short is not worth $4.25.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2009

    Juvenile

    I found this book to have very little substance. The book was just one long sex scene. If that is what one is looking for, then this is the purchase for you. If you happen to like a plot when reading a book then leave this one alone. Personally, this book has completely turned me off of Brenda Jackson.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 1, 2011

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    Fun and easy

    Great story and fun to read. I am really getting into reading this author. This is my second book of hers and I thoroughly enjoy her stories.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 20, 2010

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    Not her best

    I like this author, but this is not my favorite of her books. It seems she was trying to make too grand of a transition in too short a time. Ths book is ok, but she has other better stories.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2008

    Read the book for yourself...

    Please read this book for yourself. How can the person who gave it 2 stars rate the book when it's not even out yet. I've been waiting months for this book and have no doubt it will be fantastic.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2013

    Disappointed

    I felt that I had to buy this book because I liked the series and wanted to continue with it, but I have to say that this short story was incredibly disappointing. It was too short, undeveloped, and unrealistic. Am I really supposed to believe that a woman is having sex ONE MONTH after giving birth to TRIPLETS? I wanted to read this because the series has been okay so far, but this story was woefully lacking. It's a shame that Ms. Jackson is focusing on the quantity of books she writes instead of giving the readers a quality story worth their money.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2013

    Warriors

    I have 2 go c u 2morrow! :-D

    ~Calico

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2012

    Alana

    Alana made supper, and set the table for two.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2012

    Recommend

    Just like her other books I thought this was a good read. Ms Jackson never fails me when I want a good read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2012

    Ladybug1

    Sweet Love, Enjoy the story!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2012

    A sweet Love comes Around.!!

    Brenda Jacksons,book about 2 families comming together for the love of 3 babies,and each other is a nice story you would enjoy to read if you like the Steele family,and the Westmoreland family sagas. Enjoy Quade's Babies.!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 31, 2011

    Easy read

    Quick easy read

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 14, 2011

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    Triple the fun...

    I enjoyed this book. I love when Brenda Jackson writes about the Westmorelands. Her men are always so powerful and lustful. Great quick read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 5, 2011

    Delle

    Too short but good

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 18, 2008

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    I Still Love BJ!

    This was not really a good book. This book had the passion and desire, but it lacked love. I read somewhere that readers thought that the book was way to short and I want to comment on that. Some reader don't understand when you deal with "Silhouette", the stories are going to be short and to the point and that kinda goes with "Kimani". I am used to the stories being 150 to 200 so, I don't really expect a lot from the plot. I must admit that I wanted to get to know Quade and Cheyenne better because I didn't understand them and also, I wasn't drawn to their story. This story had a lot of things left unanswered to even feel a void as to what you were missing. I was really looking forward to reading about Quade as a main character in his own personalized story because he was mentioned in the other "Westmoreland's" stories. As for Cheyenne I didn't like her character. She was annoying and very immature and I can see why. She got on my last nerves at the beginning of the story with her saying "these are my babies", "they have a name". I will always be a Brenda Jackson fan, but this book didn't do it for me.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2013

    Riolu

    Hello?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    Enjoyed the book

    A short story but very well written

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2013

    It's an okay read but some of the facts were wrong

    It,s has some good qualities, but some of the facts wrer wrong. First with her having multibles, you cannot breast feed them no matter how you eat or take care of yourself, her children would have came home with apnea motnitors for heart and breathing. she also said that the largest was 8lbs and the smallest was 4lbs at 8 weeks. the hospital will not let premees go home at 4lbs. They can leave the incubator at 4lbs,but they can go home at 5lbs with a monitor to record their breathing. so with the one that was so small and not responding to feeding, she should've stayed in the hospital to be monitored. Next time check your facts. although it's a good read of fiction.

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