After all they've been through following the tornado that hit their Texas town, there's no way Dr. Lucas Wakefield will let his best friend, Julie Kingston, leave because of a green card mix-up. The only solution is to propose marriage. But what starts as a platonic arrangement quickly blooms into red-hot desire—until Luc's ex-fiancée returns to reclaim her man and Julie questions whether happily-ever-after is in the cards. Good thing Luc has no intention of giving up his passionate new bride without a fight!
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STRANDED WITH THE RANCHER by USA TODAY bestseller Janice Maynard
SHELTERED BY THE MILLIONAIRE by USA TODAY bestseller Catherine Mann
PREGNANT BY THE TEXAN by USA TODAY bestseller Sara Orwig
BECAUSE OF THE BABY… by Cat Schield
MORE THAN A CONVENIENT BRIDE by USA TODAY bestseller Michelle Celmer
FOR HIS BROTHER'S WIFE by USA TODAY bestseller Kathie DeNosky
When Sierra Evans gave her twins up for adoption, she didn't expect tragedy to leave them in the care of their uncle, a notorious millionaire playboy. Now Sierra will stop at nothing to protect her children—even if it means going undercover as the perfect nanny…with a perfectly shocking secret.
Former hockey player and entrepreneur Coop Landon can tell when someone's running a game. Clearly, his new nanny's not after his money or fame. Discovering her scheme is a challenge he's more than ready for, especially when seduction is the winning strategy. But the truth might cost them both dearly….
Exposing his enemy's foundation as a fraud meant Brandon Dilson must pose as a charity case. In reality, the laid-back ranching magnate knew all about living large. It was exquisite irony that the foundation sent him to an image consultant. And a delicious bonus that she was the gorgeously buttoned-up Paige Adams.
For this self-made career woman, their affair was as ill-advised as it was inevitable. Not only had she mixed business with pleasure, she was about to find out she'd fallen for an imposter. But Paige had a surprise for Brandon, as well—one that might alter the course of their lives….
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When millionaire Matt Conway returned to his Michigan hometown to expand his business, he hadn't counted on running into Emily Douglas--or being asked to seduce her! Now, in a secluded lake house under the stars, Matt had another chance with the blue-eyed beauty he'd let slip away. And this time, he was determined not to let her go.
Emily had never forgotten her night with Matt--and she'd never had another like it. Though years had passed, passion still flared between them. But could Emily forgive the man who'd broken her heart, or would falling for his seduction request leave her even more shattered than before?
Luke Garnier isn't looking for a wife, just an heir. His faithful assistant seems the perfect surrogate...until their arrangement creates some world-rocking "employee benefits"…
Henry Devonshire wants his father's empire, and the one person who can help him is the only woman he wants. Mixing business with pleasure is never wise, but this time, it could cost him a fortune.
Adam Blair, widower and oil baron, doesn't need love. He needs his late wife's sister to carry his baby. But soon he wants more from their relationship than just nine months…
Jake Claiborne had gotten the enemy's daughter pregnant! Now, to steer clear of scandal, marriage is the only option!
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Bossman Billionaire by Kathie DeNosky
Master of Fortune by Katherine Garbera
The Tycoon's Paternity Agenda by Michelle Celmer
Ultimatum: Marriage by Ann Major
Is Holly Shay seeing a ghost? The man on her doorstep is the spitting image of her baby twins' late father, but when he explains who he is, she feels relief and attraction…not necessarily in that order.
When he hears that his troubled twin brother has died, Jason Cavanaugh rushes in to help his nephews. And if staking his claim on the kids means claiming Holly as his own, he's game—up to a point. Because there's a time bomb ticking inside Jason that could blow his chances with Holly right out of the water…
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DEMANDING HIS BROTHER'S HEIRS
(Billionaires and Babies)
by Michelle Celmer
Holly never knew her late husband had an identical twin until the man showed up on her doorstep, demanding to help raise her twin sons. Will the secret he keeps stop him from winning her heart?
SECOND CHANCE WITH THE BILLIONAIRE
(The Kavanaghs of Silver Glen)
by Janice Maynard
Once, all Ellie Porter wanted was Conor Kavanagh, but a decade later, this single mom needs him for one thing only—to save her brother. As old passion rekindles, will Conor save her, too?
A ROYAL BABY SURPRISE
(Billionaires and Babies)
by Cat Schield
When college professor Brooke Davis falls for the mysterious Nic Alessandro, little does she know he's actually the prince of a small European country and their romance is about to leave her with an heir to the throne!
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wedding, but oil tycoon Dillon Marshall
did not have to play nice with the other
guests. Well, one guest in particular: his
ex-wife Ivy Madison. Though they had
parted on less-than-friendly terms, Ivy
was still a temptation to the billionaire. So
he devised a plan to rid his system of her
once and for all. He'd seduce her, then
The best laid plans…
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Nothing could stop small-town gal Reily Eckardt from heading to Nashville and living the dream…until her car and cash savings were stolen en route. Now she was high and dry in Paradise, Colorado, population 1,632, relying on the kindness of strangers—in particular, bar and grill owner Joe Miller. But why did the single dad have to be so gruff—and cute—while he was being kind? Her mission: save up and split before getting sidetracked by this sexy enigma.
Sure, Joe could offer Reily a job at his bar. Renting her his garage apartment—no problem. But giving her a place in his heart—no way! Poor Joe—it wasn't long before the country crooner had him singing a different tune.
The Doctor's Baby Dare (Texas Cattleman's Club: Lies and Lullabies)
Dr. Parker Reese always gets what he wants, especially when it comes to women. When a baby shakes up his world, he decides he wants sexy nurse Clare Connelly… Will he have to risk his guarded heart to get her?
How to Sleep with the Boss (The Kavanaghs of Silver Glen)
Ex-heiress Libby Parkhurst has nothing to lose when she takes a demanding job with Patrick Kavanagh, but her desire to impress the boss is complicated when his matchmaking family gives her a makeover that makes Patrick lose control.
Tempted by the Texan (The Good, the Bad and the Texan)
Wealthy rancher Jaron Lambert wants more than just one night with Mariah Stanton, but his dark past and their age difference hold him back. What will it take to push past his boundaries? Mariah's about to find out…
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For a guy who's always kept his life commitment-free, Daniel Valeniza is suddenly tangled. A new house and becoming guardian to an infant is more than this cop can juggle. Fortunately help appears in the form of his next-door neighbor Sydney Harris. They don't meet under the best circumstances, but she quickly changes his first impression—partly because she's a wonder with the baby.
Things should be better for Daniel. But his attraction to Sydney makes it hard to remember it's not cool to seduce the nanny until it's clear the sparks aren't one-sided. As their connection deepens, he starts thinking about a long-term arrangement with her. And the thought isn't nearly as scary as it should be!
Pediatrician Parker Reese likes to play the field and usually has women at his beck and call. Until caring for a newborn in crisis sets him on a collision course with beautiful but standoffish nurse Clare Connelly. He's willing to wager he can seduce her despite herself. But as they bond over healing the baby, the question becomes: Who's seducing whom? Soon all bets are off, but can Clare trust her heart to this player or is it just a game?
Detective Mitch Thompson had caught the biggest break of his life when the biggest surprise of his life landed right dab in the path of his...shopping cart. But the beautiful woman he rescued from the floor of the local discount store couldn't remember her name or her attacker.
Every time Mitch tried to let Jane Doe go, something kept bringing them back together, until the only place she felt safe was in his arms. Now they were racing against time to find the mysteries hiding in her memory, because as good as they were together, someone wanted to keep them apart--forever.
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HIS LOVER'S LITTLE SECRET
Sabine Hayes has kept her baby secret for two years, until a chance run-in forces her to confront the father of her little boy. Yet she refuses to give in to Gavin Brooks's demands. His power and wealth won't turn her head this time. She'll let him get to know his son, but she will never return to Gavin's privileged world…or his bed!
PRINCESS IN THE MAKING
Prince Marcus Salvatora is only supposed to tempt Vanessa Reynolds away from her plot to marry his father and become queen. Yet befriending the lovely single mother and her adorable baby girl has the debonair bachelor awash in confusion. This woman and her child aren't schemers. In fact, they could make his life complete.
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Billionaire's Jet Set Babies by Catherine Mann
While cleaning a jet for entrepreneur Seth Jansen, Alexa Randall finds the strangest items: his one-year-old twins! Seth needs a temporary nanny; Alexa needs time for a one-on-one business pitch. So she says yes to an intimate stay on a lush Florida island—and yes to the man whose passion makes her question the choices she's made.
The Nanny Bombshell by Michelle Celmer
When Sierra Evans gave her twins up for adoption, she didn't expect tragedy to leave them in the care of their uncle, Coop Landon—a notorious playboy. Now Sierra will stop at nothing to protect her children—even if it means going undercover as the perfect nanny. But she doesn't expect the sizzling attraction that develops between her and Coop!
She wants a baby. He needs an heir. It seems like the perfect arrangement…until they decide to conceive the old-fashioned way.
Having a baby with his best friend is the means to an end for Nick Caroselli. In his quest to receive a ten-million-dollar inheritance, he'll also be giving Theresa Phillips the one thing she really wants…a child. Once the baby's born and the money's in the bank, they can divorce, share custody and go back to being buddies. But their best-laid plans are about to take a sharp turn under the mistletoe, as things really heat up this Christmas.
Too Close for Comfort
Nothing can put the brakes on Nathan Everett's bid to become Western Oil's CEO. Except dating their chief rival's daughter. But just when he thinks he's put his affair with Ana Birch behind him, there she is, gorgeous as ever…with a baby in tow. And the little boy has the telltale Everett birthmark.
With his entire future at stake, Nathan is suddenly struck with a tremendous decision. Does he dare take his clandestine relationship with Ana public and risk losing all he's worked for? Or turn his back on the family he's always been too afraid to want?
indulgence. Two rivals in the self-help world
coming together for an evening of fun. But
Miranda Reed soon realized she was pregnant
and was horrified at having to confront her
baby's father. Though irresistible, Zach was the
last person she wanted to see again…or was he?
A traditionalist, Zach Jameson insisted on marrying
Miranda. And the more time he spent with the
fiery writer, the more he really wanted her in his
life…permanently. No longer did he care about
keeping his image intact. They could live in sin
and have a posse of love children, for all he
cared—just as long as he could call her his.…
He'd seduced Alexis Cavanaugh once…on his brother's behalf. So when the powerful Texan's sibling shockingly married someone else, it was up to Wyatt to wed the jilted heiress. After all, he and Alexis had shared a very real night of passion.
But Alexis was done being manipulated. She would have a marriage on her terms, or not at all. Except staying away from Wyatt was not an option. She was carrying the oilman's baby…and she would not reveal her secret until she had the billionaire exactly where she wanted him.
The Tycoon's Paternity Agenda
CEO and widower Adam Blair must find the right woman to carry his baby. Then Katy Huntly, his late wife's sister, demands she be the surrogate. The agreement makes sense…on paper. He's always felt a certain pull toward Katy, and those feelings are intensifying. But falling in love has no place in this tycoon's agenda…or does it?
From childhood Alexander del Castillo has been betrothed to someone not of his own choosing. Thankfully bride-to-be Loren Dubois is more than suited for her place at his side—and in his bed. But he never expected his beautiful bride to get under his skin…or into his heart.
He'd danced with her on a dare. But Samuel Baldwin had seduced Princess Anne to quench his own desire. Chipping away at Anne's icy demeanor had been pure pleasure…until he discovered their passion-filled night had left him responsible for one pregnant princess.
He was set to be the country's next prime minister, but marrying a royal would mean an end to his career. Duty to the mother of his child was etched deep in Sam's bones—their wedding would take place. But after making such a sacrifice, would this groom's heart ever thaw?
It's bad enough when Caitlyn Cavanaugh crawls back to Paradise with her tail between her legs after her life in the big city goes bust. But to run right into her ex, Deputy Sheriff Nathan Jeffries—and still be attracted to the man—is too much! True, she'd left him to pursue her dream after high school, but he'd wasted no time—well, maybe a month—before marrying her best friend and having a child.
Now that Caitie's back, it's Nate's job to rescue this damsel in distress from a series of minor mishaps. Sure, the single dad's strategy is keep up a cold, professional facade with the irritating beauty…but tell that to his heart!
"You can't start the New Year without a kiss."
When those words lead to a delicious one-night stand, consultant Caroline Taylor's fate is sealed. Because she soon finds out her seducer is Caroselli Chocolate's marketing director—and her new job is to overhaul his division. It leaves a bad taste in her mouth—and what if she's pregnant with Robert Caroselli's baby?
If necessary, Rob will do right and make his dreamy corporate nemesis his wife. He might even inherit millions if he produces a male heir. But his marriage plan will never succeed without the secret ingredient—true love.
When Lucy Bates caught herself falling too hard for Chicago businessman Tony Caroselli, she ran. How could she measure up to his wealthy family's standards? But now she's pregnant and back to tell the truth…only to see Tony marrying another woman before her very eyes!
Lucy always had impeccable timing—especially interrupting a wedding Tony never wanted. And if she produces a male heir, Tony stands to inherit a fortune. Plus, the real payoff is having Lucy back where she belongs—with him. But when she finds out about his inheritance, will she feel like a pawn and run again?
Finally, after an intensive search Ash Williams had found his runaway mistress. Melody Trent couldn't even remember him, but Ash was determined to discover the truth. Had he fathered her child? And the only way to bring her to his home was to claim her as his fiancée—even if she had no memory of him whatsoever. At Maddox Communications he could handle any crisis with icy calm. Even so, having Melody back in his life—amnesia or no—would mean using all his resolve to keep his heart from ruling his head.
Sharing the cottage was her idea, and since Dr. Pete Morgan was her patient, Maggie made the rules. If only "Doc" weren't so attractive...and so hard to tame. She tried to convince him that the lake setting would heal him, body and soul. And her therapy seemed to be working...except with the demons he faced at night. Sometimes the only way to soothe him back to sleep was to slip beneath his sheets.
Maggie Holm knew she'd entered forbidden territory. She'd grown dangerously contented "playing house" with Pete, when she feared their affair was simply a summer distraction.
Because the summer would end.
Her feelings never would.
Mr. December: Adam Blair, billionaire oil baron.
Dream: Producing a much-wanted heir.
Dilemma: Keeping the arrangement strictly business.
The time had come to move on. CEO and widower Adam Blair was determined to find the right woman to carry his baby. And when Katy Huntly, his late wife's sister, discovered his plan, she demanded to be the surrogate. The agreement certainly made sense…on paper. Adam had always felt a certain pull toward Katy, and those feelings only intensified the closer they grew. But falling in love had no place in this tycoon's agenda. How could he imagine allowing their relationship to progress beyond nine months?
the urban jungle behind her and laid down roots in British
Columbia, where she found stability running a plant nursery.
So when her grandfather—screen legend Frederick Miles—
invites her on a vacation aboard the cruise ship Alexandra's
Dream, Claire finds it almost impossible to let her hair down
again. And since Frederick has agreed to perform in a Golden
Era revival show, Claire decides she'd better protect her
grandfather's interests by chaperoning rehearsals.
She's convinced that Liam Bates, the ship's smooth, charismatic
assistant cruise director, is trying to use her grandfather to
further his own showbiz career. But as much as Claire can't
believe that Liam's charms aren't an act, she's having an even
harder time resisting them.…
Soon she found herself succumbing to Adrien's magnetic power. But he was not about to walk out of the shadows with her. If she wanted more than a midnight lover, Selene would have to tame the beast beyond the bedroom door.
She didn't know what to expect when she confronted millionaire Ben Adams. It certainly wasn't his demand that she live with him in his sprawling mansion until the baby came. Or the ache to have that unforgettable night last a lifetime....
Being the wealthiest landowner on Thomas Isle was still not enough for Garrett Sutherland. He'd spent his life creating his vast fortune…and his sensational notoriety. But he wanted his biggest claim to fame to be the seduction of Princess Louisa—the infamous virgin princess.
The tycoon had carefully planned his agenda. He'd insinuate himself into Louisa's heart…and then her bed. And when the news broke, he'd dutifully propose. Yet this close-hearted millionaire had not realized luring Louisa into an opportunistic marriage could cost him more than even he might be willing to pay.
How was Victoria Houghton supposed to work for Duke Charles Frederick Mead? The gorgeous royal had never met a woman he couldn't seduce—until now. Victoria despised the duke—and his family. They had gained control of her family business in a hostile takeover, then downgraded her to Charles's personal assistant. Well, there was very little she would personally assist Charles with! She had to resist her burning attraction to him…even as he was kissing her into business-meets-pleasure submission.
Bundle includes: The Millionaire Meets His Match by Kate Carlisle; Claiming Her Billion-Dollar Birthright by Maureen Child; In Too Deep by Brenda Jackson and Olivia Gates; Virgin Princess, Tycoon's Temptation by Michelle Celmer; Seduction on the CEO's Terms by Charlene Sands and The Secretary's Bossman Bargain by Red Garnier.
Sweet-yet-hard-nosed lingerie store owner
Marisa Donato wanted a baby in the worst way, but falling in love with a potential father candidate was not an option. So, Marisa wondered, should she hit up a sperm bank…or go about making a baby the old-fashioned way? Enter Marisa's best friend, Jake, whose looks and charm weakened her knees…and her resistance.
Man-about-town Jake Carmichael lusted after his gal pal, but didn't feel worthy of true love and family. While he volunteered his services as father of her child, in his heart he hoped to be her forever lover. But when passions grew hot, could Marisa and Jake handle a love that broke all the rules…?
She was just there to do a job…not fall in love with a prince! But Olivia Montgomery was having a difficult time remembering that when sexy Prince Aaron kept pursuing her. How could an ordinary woman hope to resist such a seduction?
And so Olivia found herself sleeping with royalty. She knew their affair had to end with the new year—Aaron was destined to marry someone of royal blood. Still, that couldn't stop her from wishing she'd find an engagement ring under the Christmas tree.
He was only supposed to tempt Vanessa Reynolds away from her plot to become queen. The pretty, single mother may believe she's going to marry his father, but Prince Marcus Salvatora will do everything in his power to prevent a royal marriage.
Yet befriending the lovely American and her adorable baby girl has the debonair bachelor awash in confusion. This woman and her child are not schemers. In fact, they could make his life complete. But once she leaves without a wedding ring, the powerful prince knows he'll be forbidden to ever truly make her his own.
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.
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.
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.
Erica has given Blake her trust and her love, determined that they will conquer any challenges together. But when he demands more and tests the boundaries of her commitment, she is forced to face the dark desires he's kept hidden.
As their bonds grow tighter, their enemies close in. With Erica's start-up in danger, Blake's frustration grows as he tries to protect her from those who would ruin her only to get to him. Can their relationship survive when Blake's enemies cross the line and threaten more than her livelihood?