A white witch and a soul reaper battle for each other's hearts. A hot cowboy meets a sexy guest at a dude ranch and gets the ride of his life. A deadly storm may bring a detective and the woman he loves together…or tear them apart. And a woman expecting to go on a first date finds herself caught up in an investigation into a terrorist plot—and falling for the secret agent.
Enjoy four original Harlequin romance novellas from a variety of genres to suit any mood—sweet and sexy, paranormal and suspenseful—in A Taste of Romance anthology!
The Reaper's Heart by Michele Hauf (Harlequin Nocturne)
The Good Girl by Tara Taylor Quinn (It Happened in Comfort Cove series, Harlequin Superromance)
Any Man of Mine by Debbi Rawlins (Made in Montana series, Harlequin Blaze)
Secret Agent Seduction by Jennifer Morey (Vengeance in Texas series, Harlequin Romantic Suspense)
Alexi Jordan moves to her family’s crumbling Florida estate to start over. The house needs work, but that’s exactly what she’s looking for to get her life back on track after a disastrous marriage and an exhausting career. But after a series of unsettling phone calls and someone tampering with her lights, Alexi begins to fear that her home is far from a refuge.
Her neighbor, Rex Morrow, insists on protecting Alexi. She can’t deny that Rex is strong and sheltering, but the feelings she begins to develop for him are just as frightening as the series of scary events in her home. As the danger increases, Alexi must decide who poses the greater risk—her mysterious stalker, or the man who threatens to steal her heart…
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Sheltered in His Arms by USA TODAY bestselling author Tara Taylor Quinn
Ten years after doing the unforgivable and leaving Shelter Valley, Sam Montford returns home. But forgiveness proves hard to find…particularly with the one woman he loved the most and hurt the deepest: his ex-wife, Cassie Tate.
A story written for the heart—and from the heart…by the bestselling author of Jacob's Girls.
Bryan's niece. Jennifer's daughter. He knows it. She doesn't.
Dashing ladies' man, brilliant entrepreneur and bachelor uncle, Bryan Chambers is now a bachelor father. That's because suddenly—tragically—he's the only remaining family his eleven-year-old niece, Nicki, has. And obviously he's not doing a good enough job of surrogate fathering, as Nicki simply isn't getting over her parents' deaths. There's only one thing that interests Nicki these days and that's finding the woman who gave her away eleven years before. Her birth mother.
Desperate to help his niece, Bryan tracks down Jennifer Teal, Nicki's birth mother. She's twenty-seven—beautiful, successful and unmarried. But there's a hitch or two.
The first hitch? She doesn't seem to like kids. The second? Bryan's falling in love with her.
The case is cold but the leads are hot…
And so is the attraction between detectives Lucy Hayes and Ramsey Miller.
Twenty-five years ago, there was a kidnapping in Comfort Cove, Massachusetts. Neither the child nor the kidnapper was ever found.
Now there are fresh leads, including one in an Indiana town. Lucy is working that end of the case…
She and Ramsey are two top-notch detectives. And two people who've learned to keep an emotional distance from others. But as they explore various confusing clues in the decades-old abduction, they grow closer. Especially when they discover what really happened in Comfort Cove. Because the truth is as shocking as it is unexpected!
Who is Beth Allen? And who—or what—is she running from?
Beth only wishes she knew. Six months ago, she woke up in a shabby Arizona hotel room with no memory of her past. What she did have was a bruised face, $2,000 in cash—and a little boy who called her "Mama."
What's her real name? Is she a victim or a criminal? The child's savior or his kidnapper? Until her memory returns and she can answer those questions, Beth knows she has to hide. She's chosen Shelter Valley as her sanctuary.
The town welcomed her, as it welcomes all others, and Beth has begun to fashion a new life for herself and her child. But when she falls in love with Greg Richards, her sense of sanctuary is threatened. Because Greg's the sheriff of Shelter Valley—the one man who could uncover the truth about her past, a truth that might destroy the woman she's become.
Bailey Watters and Koralynn Mitchell consider themselves "sisters of the soul." Their circumstances growing up couldn't have been more different; Kora came from a wealthy, privileged family, while Bailey's home life was hard. They'd do anything for each other. "I'd give you a kidney," they always say. There are no secrets between them—until there's one secret Bailey can't share.
This is a story for every woman who's been in love.
Danny Brown is the only man Kora's ever wanted, ever loved, and her marriage seems as flawless as everything else in her life. Bailey, however, doesn't want a husband. She does want a baby—but only by IVF. And the perfect donor, the perfect biological father, would be a man like…Danny.
What happens when love and friendship collide?
Kora might be willing to give Bailey a kidney. But what about a baby?
Mother and Daughter
Jamie Archer loves her four-year-old daughter, Ashley, more than anything in this world. But Jamie has a past she's ashamed of, a past she needs to keep hidden. So she's created an entirely new life for herself and Ashley—a life that's threatened when Kyle Radcliff reappears.
Father and Child
Kyle doesn't immediately realize who she is, but Jamie recognizes him right away. He's Ashley's father. Even though he doesn't know it….
A Family Now?
For Ashley's sake, for all their sakes, Jamie has to tell him the truth—something that seems to become harder every day. Because she's falling in love with him. For the second time….
You make lemonade. That's what Lynn Duncan believes. A single mother and nurse practitioner, she works at The Lemonade Stand, a unique women's shelter supported by various businesses. These include a physiotherapy service, where Grant Bishop, a landscape designer, takes his disabled brother.
When Grant and Lynn first meet they're intensely attracted to each other—but they don't see a future for themselves. They're too committed to the people they need to protect. For Lynn that's three-year-old Kara and the residents at TLS. And Grant will sacrifice anything for his brother. That might have to include a relationship with Lynn….
Cold-blooded predators lurk in the Evergladesand not all of them are gators
When Jesse Crane returned to his roots to serve on the Miccosukee police force, he'd hoped to leave behind the violence of the city and the memories of his murdered wife. But bodies start to pile up in Jesse's corner of the sultry Florida swampland
As he probes these crimes, Jesse is drawn to the beautiful Lorena Fortier, a new hire at the local gator farm and research facility. Lorena is a little too interested in Jesse's investigation, but before he can uncover her true motives, they're both pulled into a dangerous web of greed, ambition and animal cunning. To survive, they'll have to decide whether they can trust each other before the hunters become the hunted.
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The Sheriff of Shelter Valley by USA TODAY bestselling author Tara Taylor Quinn
Six months ago, Beth woke up with no memory of her past, a bruised face and a little boy who called her "Mama." Until her memory returns, the most dangerous thing she can do is to fall for the sheriffthe one man who can uncover the truth and destroy the person she's become.
Sam Montford left Shelter Valley ten years ago. He's a direct descendant of the town's founder, the first Samuel Montford, and for him, Shelter Valley's expectations had become oppressive. Home had become smothering instead of sheltering.
Sam returns to the townand to his ex-wife, Cassie Tatewith a seven-year-old child. This is a complete shock to Cassie. When Sam left, he hadn't known she was pregnant. Or that she had lost their baby.
Sam's back in Shelter Valley now, back to stay. But he refuses to become the man people expected him to be ten years ago. Can he be the man Cassie needs now?