Battle scarred and jaded from the Peninsular War, soldier Rhys Morgan is in the market for a bride. But the simpering debutantes on the Marriage Mart don't rouse his interest—let alone fire his blood….
Whereas dark-haired, dark-eyed Romany beauty Nadya Argentari has a strength and passion to match his own. If he took her as his mistress, no one would blink an eye. But if Major the Honorable Rhys Morgan were to marry her…it would be the scandal of the year!
The Soldier's Christmas Miracle by Gayle Wilson
Wounded soldier Guy Wakefield has finally found the woman who saved his life. Isabella Stowe accepts his gratitude, but it will take more than a kiss under the mistletoe to convince this world-weary widow to accept his proposal….
Snowbound and Seduced by Amanda McCabe
Mary Bassington, Lady Derrington, longs to be the carefree woman she once was. But she gets more than she bargained for this Christmas when she's snowbound with old flame Dominick, Viscount Amesby, who reignites her passion for life—and love!
Christmas at Mulberry Hall by Carole Mortimer
Spending Christmas alone with his unconventional ward pushes the boundaries of propriety—and self-control—too far for Lord Gideon Grayson. So he takes delectably pure Amelia Ashford to Mulberry Hall—but that pesky mistletoe is still all around….
She'd borne the duke of Vail a child and was determined that no one—not even the noble love of her life himself—would ever uncover the truth.
Afire with the passion of youth, Nick Stanton had lain with Mary Winters. Now, scarred by warfare in mind and body, he feared he'd be no fit husband to his beloved—or father to the son now claimed by another man, a man whose one desire was to wreak vengeance on them all!
Suddenly, too vividly, Sarah remembered the night he had first asked her to dance. The London ballroom had been overcrowded, its heat stifling. Justin had been wearing his uniform, the handsome regimentals setting off the perfection of his strong body and his still-boyish face. She had thought then that there was no man more handsome in the room. She had stepped willingly into his arms, and when the music had begun, she had drifted, following his lead. They had moved together without conscious thought. As if the two of them had been created to dance together….
Would they ever do that again…?
Don't miss Gayle Wilson's extraordinary tale!
What really went on in the marriage bed of Lady Madelyn Fairchild and Jean-Luc Gavereau? For a celebrated beauty of the ton could never have gone willingly into the arms of a common gambler scarred in body and soul!
Madelyn had looked beyond the fire-ravaged visage Jean-Luc wore like a badge of defiance and had seen her salvation. A true lover who swore he would vanquish the ghosts of her past, even as she vowed to sacrifice everything to safeguard his future…!
"Another triumph for Gayle Wilson."—Affaire de Coeur
IT WASN'T OVER YET
Susan Chandler's husband vanished without a trace…along with their one-year-old daughter. Now, seven years later, their car has been pulled from a river in some backwater Mississippi town, along with the body of her husband and an empty baby seat. The local sheriff is calling it an accident, but for Susan, things just don't add up.
Major Jeb Bedford has one thing on his mind—to get his body back into working order and rejoin his Delta Force team ASAP. But Susan Chandler's quiet desperation echoes his own struggles. And somehow, protecting Susan and helping her discover the truth becomes more important than anything…
It had always been Mac and Jenny…
Their marriage had been forged by shared dreams, including raising babies on their Texas ranch, and shared troubles—those haunting Mac, the town sheriff. But they'd never doubted they'd be together. Then Mac was killed.
But five years later, when new rumblings of an old problem stir along the border, into town rides Matt Dawson. His rugged face and gentle hands reach a place in Jenny only Mac knew. Who is this man, and why does something in Jenny welcome him home?
A wounded warrior was facing the toughest mission of his life
The battlefield had taught Jake Underwood just how much could be lost in a single moment. So when he returned home, scarred and grieving for those he'd left behind, the last thing he needed was to be responsible for another person's life. Especially that of a missing little girl. But one look in police chief Eden Reddick's tear-fi lled eyes and Jake couldn't help but feel her frustration…and share her pain. Jake knew Eden was grateful for whatever investigative skills he could offer— until he uncovered a connection to her mysterious past. Now, as a heartbreaking case turned even more personal when Eden became a target, Jake realized that all he'd lost in his past was nothing compared with just how much he had to lose now…
His first love. Mark Peterson had never gotten over Jillian Salvini's desertion ten years ago. She and her family had left in the middle of the night. Mark's heart hadn't recovered. Now that she was back, was a second chance possible?
Her son's father. When Jillian and her son, Drew, reclaimed her family's Panhandle homestead, she'd never expected there would still be a Peterson in residence next door. Of course, she'd never expected her ranch to be sabotaged. Or to find out what had terrified and made enemies of her father and Mark's so long ago.
Finders Keepers: bringing families together