Against the background of exquisite European locales, a war is waged between virginal innocence and cynical mistrust, treacherous jealousy and all-consuming desire, ruthless power and loving devotion. The men and women in these Harlequin Presents novels are the combatants in this war--arrogant billionaires, ruthless tycoons, haughty aristocracts and the innocent, spirited, and often desperate beauties who are the objects of their obsession. Discover the drama, the passion, and the romance of Harlequin Presents in these twelve thrilling new books available with one simple click of the mouse.
Bundle includes Bought for Revenge, Bedded for Pleasure by Emma Darcy, Virgin: Wedded at the Italian's Convenience by Diana Hamilton, The Billionaire's Blackmailed Bride by Jacqueline Baird, Spanish Billionaire, Innocent Wife by Kate Walker,...
Ben Claremont made it quite clear that he was the only man in the world who didn't lust after Honey's body…but he asked her to marry him anyway! Honey wasn't in love with him, but accepted his offer in order to get herself out of a difficult situation…. Separate rooms would suit her just fine!
But what on earth had Honey got herself into? It soon became obvious that Ben had deceived her about his reasons for proposing marriage to her. What was he up to, and were their wedding vows really based on a lie?
Finn needed a stand-in mommy for his little girl. He got a stand-in nanny!
They needed a nanny…
When millionaire Finn Helliar walked into her nanny agency looking for help, Caro couldn't believe her luck! This was the man who'd hurt her sister and what better way to make him pay than to accept the position he was offering?
…and look what they get!
Unfortunately, Caro had reckoned without two things: Sophie, who was adorable, and Finn—who was even more adorable! The more time she spent with them, the more she realized her plan had one fatal flaw…how could she ever leave?
Seven months later, Francesco is shocked to see Anna again. She's struggling to make ends meet and she's visibly pregnant! If she's carrying the Mastroianni heir, that can mean only one course of action for Francesco: marriage!
Millionaire Italian Ettore Severini was ready to marry--until he learned that Sophie Lang's innocent sensuality disguised a petty thief!
No reason to trust her...
When Ettore saw Sophie again, she was living in desperate poverty--with a baby. She denied the child was Ettore's--but then she denied the theft, too....
And the best reason to marry her!
Ettore had never forgotten her. Now marriage would bring him his son...revenge...and Sophie, at his mercy!
Arrogant Italian Paolo Venini needs to marry. And English rose Lily Frome will make a perfect, convenient wife.
As Lily struggles to adapt to Paolo's glamorous world, Paolo whisks her off to Italy's beautiful Amalfi coast to spend their wedding night. But Paolo expects more than just a marriage in name only—after their vows have been exchanged, Paolo intends to claim his virgin bride as his own….
He belonged to another woman!
Even as the champagne flowed at her engagement party, Bess realized that she was promising herself to the wrong man…
Her fiancé was kind, loving. Bess had even looked forward to becoming the perfect wife. Until Luke Vaccari walked into the party, mesmerizing her with his raw, shameless sex appeal. The intensity of her attraction was almost frightening …. It was also forbidden. Luke was about to marry her sister, and her feelings for Luke would have to remain a guilty secret. If only Luke hadn't confessed to mutual illicit desires!
When passion knows no reason …
Sarah couldn't escape the brooding power of Francisco Garcia Casals. He was always there—taunting her, watching her, touching her….
Sarah knew she was bait in a clever game of blackmail. Her womanizing father had disappeared with Francisco's innocent young sister, and Francisco would stop at nothing to force them to return. Taking Sarah hostage was the perfect plan! But he didn't need locks and chains to hold her—his darkly seductive, raw sexuality was captivating enough….
Once again, Diana Hamilton is "spellbinding from beginning to end."
—Affaire de Coeur
Now, after a year apart, Cassie has gained self-confidence. But her brother's in serious trouble with Roman, and Cassie returns to Spain to confront him. She soon realizes with a shiver of...excitement?...that her husband has every intention of claiming his wife and testing her newfound confidence—in the bedroom....
James Carter's proposal of marriage was a surprise to Matilda Trent. Nevertheless, Mattie loved James, and she accepted—intending to prove she could be more to him than just a convenient wife.
The result was unexpected—a baby due at Christmas! But before Mattie could tell James she was expecting, she discovered something that forced her to keep her joyful news a secret…
With Cesare watching her every move, the usually mousy Milly struggles to masquerade as her sexy twin. And when desire unexpectedly flares between them, Milly is powerless to refuse Cesare's advances. Will the truth come out in the heat of passion?
A new haircut and some clothes later, Andreo discovers his housekeeper is no longer a mouse — but a fox! He wants to add mistress to Mercy's list of duties, but she's not going to settle for a no-strings affair.…
Madeleine never dreamed she would marry a Greek billionaire—especially one as attractive as Dimitri Kouvaris. But after a whirlwind courtship and three passionate months of marriage, Maddie is devastated to learn that Dimitri only married her in order to conceive a child.
Desperate to escape the humiliating charade of her marriage, Maddie asks for a divorce. But Dimitri is determined to keep Maddie at his side—and in his bed—until she bears the Kouvaris heir.
Izzy Makepeace's only option is to take a housekeeping job with the powerful Garcia family.
Spanish billionaire Cayo Garcia thinks he's seen Izzy's type before: out for all she can get! But then her innocence surprises him; sweet Isabel is ripe for seduction. Cayo is used to having his demands met—and Izzy's position as housekeeper puts her directly at his beck and call!
Jake Winters was every woman's fantasy—and, as his P.A., Claire had been groomed to become his perfect partner. She was the ideal assistant,hostess…and wife!
Their wedding had been a mutually beneficial business arrangement; their marriage a paper affair. Claire had never felt like a real bride: she was just a beautiful possession to Jake, who seemed more interested in the seductive Lorella.
Now Claire had made a big mistake: she'd fallen in love with her husband!
Dimitri Kyriakis's fearsome reputation leaves no doubt as to how ruthless he can be in the boardroom. But the next item on this billionaire's agenda is personal: he wants revenge on his father. What could be better than to seduce Bonnie, his father's latest plaything…?
Innocent Bonnie has been hired as a nurse— nothing more—but Dimitri refuses to believe she's not after a share of the Kyriakis fortune…. Only once he claims her does Dimitri discover Bonnie's been telling the truth: she was a virgin!
Full of the cocky confidence of youth and conscious of her beauty, Venetia had practically thrown herself at sexy Italian businessman Carlo Rossi.
Stunned at his cold rejection, she'd managed, over time, to put the shame of that experience behind her. She'd never expected the tables to turn, to find Carlo back in her life—charismatic, seductive…and proposing marriage!
But the proposal was all business—and all blackmail. Only Carlo wasn't dealing with a naive teenager anymore. Venetia wa a woman who knew what she wanted…and despite his cold-blooded intentions, she understood exactly what Carlo wanted….
Sebastian Garcia is shaken by the overwhelming attraction he feels for Rosie Lambert. Maybe it's because she seems innocent and trustworthy, so unlike the many fortune hunters who've pursued him before?
Soon Sebastian makes Rosie his woman. So how can Rosie tell him the real reason for her sudden appearance in his life, when it could destroy his faith in her? And she may be pregnant with his child…
Who was this man she thought she knew who exercised icy control over his emotions? Four years ago Charley might have believed Sebastian Machado's protestations of love. But now experience had taught her to be wary. It wasn't love, just lust that drove her husband. And Charley had no intention of succumbing!
Saul Ackerman changed his girlfriends as often as he changed his shirts. Rich, successful and attractive, he had no shortage of women waiting to share his life. And he assumed that Fenella was another in a long line of empty-headed lovelies who would jump at his bidding. But Fen wasn't what she appeared to be. And there was a reason behind her masquerade….
Coming home to his wife on Christmas Eve to celebrate their third wedding anniversary, Jake Fox found Bella with her boss. Assuming she'd been having an affair while he'd been working out of the country, Jake didn't stay around to find out the truth.
One year later, Jake and Bella are tricked into spending Christmas together in a remote cottage. Bella knows she's never stopped loving her husband, but can Jake learn to love—and trust—his wife again?
Six years ago, Claudia believed Adam betrayed her love, and she'd ended their passionate affair little knowing that she was expecting his baby.
Now, Claudia is on the verge of bankruptcy and desperately needs Adam's help. Adam agrees—but for a price. He wants Claudia back in his life…as his wife. Marriage to the man who broke her heart seems almost too much to bear, but, for the sake of their little daughter, it's a price she can't refuse to pay….
Elena Nolan was deeply in love with her gorgeous brand-new husband. Jed had swept her off her feet, and the day she'd promised to love, honor and cherish him had been the happiest of her life. When Elena discovered—only a week into their honeymoon—that she was pregnant, it should have completed her joy. But there was a secret surrounding her unborn baby. Elena knew that soon she would have to tell Jed—but would their marriage survive the truth?
She's sexy, successful…and PREGNANT!
The first time Daniel Faber met Annie Kincaid he knew she was a danger to his bachelor status. Mistaking him for someone else, she'd thrown herself into his arms dressed provocatively in scarlet silk.
The next time they met, Daniel was convinced that Annie was not only his brother's secretary, but also his mistress! Whisking her off to Italy, Daniel intended to persuade Annie to wear scarlet silk again—but this time as a wedding dress….
Javier Campuzano, attractive head of a wealthy Spanish family, was sure of Cathy's real character. She was selfish, immoral and a bad mother, who would be only too happy to hand over little Johnny to his Spanish relatives and abandon all responsibility for his future upbringing. But what Javier didn't know was that Cathy wasn't the child's mother, even though she claimed to be ….
Another sizzling romance from the ever-popular Diana Hamilton who has over ten million books in print
Selina was determined to protect her uncle from Adam Tutor. It was clear from the start that Adam was determined, devious and very dangerous. And that he'd even use his powerful sensuality as a weapon—one Selina could not hope to fight.
His sensual onslaught heightened her sense of fury at his truly Machiavellian scheme of blackmail and revenge. Adam had made her his pawn—in a battle from which there could be no surrender. And no defeat.
Private & Confidential
To: Mr. Cade
From: Zoe Kilgerran, your employee
I find this difficult to say and don't know where to start, so I'll take a deep breath and begin!
I'm afraid you've formed the worst possible impression of me and even branded me a heartless tramp with no morals.
Your opinion means so much to me. Can I ever convince you that you are so wrong? Perhaps we could meet and talk it through….
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
Daunted by the singular tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house.
But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and Anastasia learns more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven and demanding Fifty Shades.
While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her, and make the most important decision of her life.
This book is intended for mature audiences.
SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
When unworldly student Anastasia Steele first encountered the driven and dazzling young entrepreneur Christian Grey it sparked a sensual affair that changed both of their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and, ultimately, repelled by Christian’s singular erotic tastes, Ana demands a deeper commitment. Determined to keep her, Christian agrees.
Now, Ana and Christian have it all—love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy, and that being together will pose challenges that neither of them would anticipate. Ana must somehow learn to share Christian’s opulent lifestyle without sacrificing her own identity. And Christian must overcome his compulsion to control as he wrestles with the demons of a tormented past.
Just when it seems that their strength together will eclipse any obstacle, misfortune, malice, and fate conspire to make Ana’s deepest fears turn to reality.
This book is intended for mature audiences.
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.
Shocked yet thrilled by Grey’s singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success—his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family—Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey’s secrets and explores her own dark desires.
This book is intended for mature audiences.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
This bundle includes the following novels:
FIFTY SHADES OF GREY: When college student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly Ana realizes she wants this man, and Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian’s secrets and explores her own desires.
FIFTY SHADES DARKER: Daunted by Christian’s dark secrets and singular tastes, Ana has broken off their relationship to start a new career. But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and while Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Ana is forced to make the most important decision of her life.
FIFTY SHADES FREED: Now, Ana and Christian have it all—love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy, and that being together will pose challenges that neither of them would anticipate. Just when it seems that their strength together will eclipse any obstacle, misfortune, malice, and fate conspire to turn Ana’s deepest fears into reality.
This book is intended for mature audiences.
In Christian's own words, and through his thoughts, reflections, and dreams, E L James offers a fresh perspective on the love story that has enthralled millions of readers around the world.
Christian Grey exercises control in all things; his world is neat, disciplined, and utterly empty—until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office, in a tangle of shapely limbs and tumbling brown hair. He tries to forget her, but instead is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist. Unlike any woman he has known before, shy, unworldly Ana seems to see right through him—past the business prodigy and the penthouse lifestyle to Christian’s cold, wounded heart.
Will being with Ana dispel the horrors of his childhood that haunt Christian every night? Or will his dark sexual desires, his compulsion to control, and the self-loathing that fills his soul drive this girl away and destroy the fragile hope she offers him?
This book is intended for mature audiences.
Gideon Cross. As beautiful and flawless on the outside as he was damaged and tormented on the inside. He was a bright, scorching flame that singed me with the darkest of pleasures. I couldn't stay away. I didn't want to. He was my addiction...my every desire...mine.
My past was as violent as his, and I was just as broken. We’d never work. It was too hard, too painful...except when it was perfect. Those moments when the driving hunger and desperate love were the most exquisite insanity.
We were bound by our need. And our passion would take us beyond our limits to the sweetest, sharpest edge of obsession...
Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness...
He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily...
Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds…and desires.
The bonds of his love transformed me, even as I prayed that the torment of our pasts didn’t tear us apart...
The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand.
Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby wants—and needs—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.
From the moment I first met Gideon Cross, I recognized something in him that I needed. Something I couldn’t resist. I also saw the dangerous and damaged soul inside—so much like my own. I was drawn to it. I needed him as surely as I needed my heart to beat.
No one knows how much he risked for me. How much I’d been threatened, or just how dark and desperate the shadow of our pasts would become.
Entwined by our secrets, we tried to defy the odds. We made our own rules and surrendered completely to the exquisite power of possession...
Gideon calls me his angel, but he’s the miracle in my life. My gorgeous, wounded warrior, so determined to slay my demons while refusing to face his own.
The vows we'd exchanged should have bound us tighter than blood and flesh. Instead they opened old wounds, exposed pain and insecurities, and lured bitter enemies out of the shadows. I felt him slipping from my grasp, my greatest fears becoming my reality, my love tested in ways I wasn’t sure I was strong enough to bear.
At the brightest time in our lives, the darkness of his past encroached and threatened everything we’d worked so hard for. We faced a terrible choice: the familiar safety of the lives we’d had before each other or the fight for a future that suddenly seemed an impossible and hopeless dream...
Despite Blake Landon's controlling ways, the young and wealthy hacker finally won the trust of the woman he loves. Internet entrepreneur Erica Hathaway broke down the walls that kept her from opening her heart and her business to Blake.
Ready to start this new chapter in her life, Erica is determined not to let anything come between them, even if that means giving Blake back some of the control he craves in and out of the bedroom.
But when demons from her past threaten their future, Erica makes a decision that could change their lives forever.