Just moments away from marrying a woman he doesn't love, police detective Sam Colton discovers his bride brutally murdered. The only shocking clue: the MO matches another notorious killer—Sam's long-imprisoned father. A copycat? The victim's sister was the last to see her alive—and heard arguing with her. Sam would bet his life that shy, impossibly sexy librarian Zoe Robison had nothing to do with the murder. But when he learns what the argument was about, the former foster kid's heart hardens. Yet as Zoe is targeted by a madman, Sam discovers just how far he'll go to save her.
A little fortune is a good thing
Marnie McCafferty has received her share of propositions over the years, but never one like this. Little Jace Fortune is determined to make his new nanny a permanent part of the family. The problem is he hasn't bothered to okay his plan with his father, the amazingly hunky, comfortably rich and completely love-shy Asher Fortune.
Normally, Asher would be amused by his son's matchmaking efforts. But this time, Jace has struck a nerve. It would be all too easy for Asher to fall for the unaffected, straight-talking brunette who has become his son's nanny; all too easy for Marnie to mean too much. But the millionaire from Atlanta will consider no further investments of the heart—no matter how sweet the payoff might be….
Mirabella Freeman, secretary to security expert Zane Colton, thought being pregnant and alone were her biggest problems… That is, until police discover a bank account in her name, complete with mysterious payments supposedly by Zane's missing stepfather! Now not only is Mirabella a suspect in Eldridge Colton's disappearance, but she's bombarded by rumors about the identity of her child's father. So when her gorgeous Colton cowboy boss proposes a marriage of convenience to save face—and her reputation—Mirabella is stunned, yet ready to say, "I do!" As the pregnant bride and her rancher husband fall in love, their hearts won't be all that's in danger…
If there was one thing single dad Micah Muldare lacked, it was time! The busy widower didn't have enough hours in the day for his too-full to-do list—his high-profile job demanded focus, and the rest of his not-so-spare time was devoted to caring for his two little boys. He certainly had no room in his hectic schedule for romance…until Tracy Ryan walked through his door.
The once-burned attorney had long ago given up on finding true love and a family of her own. She'd grown used to keeping her heart under guard. But resisting handsome Micah—and his adorable children—was proving difficult indeed! Maybe it was time Tracy reconsidered her no-nonsense approach to life and took the ultimate risk to win the family she'd always wanted!
Double Crime at Dead River Ranch
Former cop Trevor Garth left the line of duty, but his expert instincts are sharper than ever when crime strikes the Colton ranch. As ranch security, he has to step in—yet this time getting justice is personal. Mistaken for a Colton heiress and stolen from her crib, his daughter's in the hands of a killer out for ransom. Desperate for an ally, he must rely on the woman determined to help him.
Gabriella Colton doesn't think twice about joining Trevor's search for his daughter. Beneath his world-weary exterior is a passionate man in need of someone to trust—with his baby and his heart. Now, when every second counts, their dangerous investigation draws them closer to each other…and their darkest threat.
When murder strikes his family's ranch, Detective Ryan Colton follows the evidence…straight to his sister. Instinct tells him she's innocent. But once her DNA is found at the scene, Ryan goes head-to-head with the forensics expert he'd hoped to avoid. Susie Howard—the beautiful woman he once loved…and left.
Seeing Ryan again has Susie doubting everything, especially her resolution to forget the sexy, rugged cowboy cop. If her intuition is wrong, then the real killer is still at large and has the Coltons in his sights. Teaming up with Ryan is the only way for him to save his family—and his second chance with her.
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Talented interior decorator Kennon Cassidy had specific designs on what she wanted from life—and after another awful breakup, romance definitely wasn't in that picture. Still, when she accepted an assignment to transform the new home of a widowed doctor, she couldn't help but be captivated by his two vivacious girls…and the stoic man hiding behind them.
Heart surgeon Simon Sheffield thought he was making a fresh start. The doctor wasn't looking for any complicated connections—even with the beautiful designer who'd bewitched his children. But would he really need an X-ray to see that the vivacious Kennon was the prescription his family so desperately needed?
AURORA'S FINEST BECOME WALKING TARGETS IN USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR MARIE FERRARELLA'S CAVANAUGH JUSTICE MINISERIES
A serial cop killer has Aurora's police force up in arms. And when the former chief gets hit, it becomes personal for Detective Declan Cavanaugh and his beautiful new partner, Charley Randolph.
Charley first took notice of the sexy, devil-may-care detective at the academy. Now she has no desire to get involved with a fellow officer. But as the bodies pile up and the threats grow more ominous, Charley must trust Declan not to reveal her true reason for working the case. Racing against the clock draws them closer—their forbidden attraction is as impossible to deny as the grave danger they're in.
HE'S READY FOR LOVEAND EVERYTHING IT MEANS. IS SHE?
Three years ago, Mary Jo Summerhill fell completely and utterly in love with Evan Dryden. But she was a kindergarten teacher, and he was a Boston blue blood with political ambitions. His family said she wasn't the "right kind of wife" for Evan. Mary Jo agreedshe didn't belong in his world. So she lied, and broke his heart.
But now Mary Jo's parents are facing legal trouble, and she needs the best advice she can get. She needs Evan. Only, Evan isn't about to let Mary Jo off so easily. He wants answers to all the questions he's had for the past three years: Why did she leave? Does she still love him? Do they have a second chance?
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Finding Happily-Ever-After by USA TODAY bestselling author Marie Ferrarella
Private investigator Jewel Parnell doesn't believe in romance. But Christopher Culhane is determined to prove to her that she can find happily-ever-after with himeven if he has to convince her one kiss at a time