They're rich, ruthless and sinfully sexy! Be seduced by this collection of four passionate stories!
The Billionaire's Contract Bride by Carol Marinelli
Zavier Chambers is one of Australia's most powerful playboys, and to him, Tabitha Reece is just a golddigger —so why can't he get her out of his mind? Discovering Tabitha needs to marry for money he seizes his chance to get her exactly where he wants her—in his bed! And with the stakes so high, Tabitha is willing to play the game….
The Mediterranean Billionaire's Blackmail Bargain by Abby Green
Cynical, ruthless and dangerously seductive, Dante D'Aquanni has a reputation to uphold. When Alicia Parker turns up at his Lake Como villa with the press in tow, claiming he's responsible for her sister's pregnancy, he's furious. He knows her kind—and he'll make her pay, in any way he sees fit…!
The Greek Billionaire's Baby Revenge by Jennie Lucas
Anna made one mistake when working for Nikos Stavrakis: sharing his bed! Believing Nikos to be unfaithful, Anna left him, but nine months later, she is left nursing a tiny baby… Nikos is furious when he discovers Anna has his sonso he will make Anna his bride, and teach her who's boss!
Mistress: Pregnant by the Spanish Billionaire by Kim Lawrence
Library assistant Nell Frost is on a mission to confront the man who is nothing but a heartless seducer of women! But Nell has underestimated the power of Luiz Santoro… One look at this young virgin, dressed in shapeless clothes and this Spaniard makes a plan with two conditions: no marriage, no children. But rules are made to be broken…
Dark, imposing billionaire Cesare Brunelli lost his sight saving a little girl from a burning car. The only person who treated him without pity was the soft-skinned virgin with whom he spent a passionate night. Now she's expecting his baby!
Samantha gets the one reaction she didn't expect—a marriage demand! But when Cesare suddenly regains his sight, Sam's sure he's going to trade her—his diminutive, fiery-haired bride—for one of the tall, slim blondes he used to date….
The Sheikh and the Virgin
by Kim Lawrence Prince
Tariq Al Kamal furiously forbids his brother to marry an unsuitable woman. Then Tariq whisks Beatrice away to his desert home where he becomes intent on seducing her. What he doesn't realize is she isn't his brother's intended—she's an innocent who's about to become his bride!
Kept for the Sheikh's Pleasure
by Lynn Raye Harris
King Zafir bin Rashid al-Khalifa does not care for surprises. Especially ones that involve the reappearance of his ex, Dr. Genie Gray! Now Zafir has the power to make all the rules—and what he wants is a willing Genie in his bed….
Set up against her will as a potential Arabian queen for the notorious Sheikh Karim, unworldly Eva has a plan to deter the desert king. She will convince him she's a modern, sexually experienced woman—and definitely not marriage material—even though she is really still a virgin.
However, the next thing she knows, Eva's become a bride! And her new husband is having a startling effect on her…. She finds herself increasingly impatient; could it be that shy Eva is curious about what lies ahead in the sheikh's marriage bed?
BOUND TO THE WARRIOR KING
Untamed Tarek al-Khalij was never meant to rule Tahar. More familiar with a sword than a crown, this warrior must now heal the suffering his brother's rule inflicted. To do it, he needs his most precious weapon yet…a royal bride!
HER NINE MONTH CONFESSION (One Night With Consequences)
The merest glimpse of handsome and sophisticated Benedict Warrender was enough to make wallflower Lily Gray blush. Until posing as her vivacious twin sister gave her the confidence to enter his orbit for one life-altering night…with consequences!
A BRIDE WORTH MILLIONS (The Howard Sisters)
Innocent Athena Howard can't believe she escaped The Wedding of the Year only to fall straight into Luca De Rossi's arms! It must be fate. The cutthroat businessman needs a wife, and fast…will Athena accept his offer worth millions?
VOWS OF REVENGEDani Collins
Melodie Parnell has always wanted to experience insatiable passion, and she thinks she's found it in Roman Killian's bed. But in the aftermath of their lovemaking, Melodie is catapulted back to reality when Roman reveals his true plans…to ruin her!
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Lovely Neve Macleod's life is shrouded by scandal. The tabloids delight in branding her a scarlet widow, but in reality her marriage was for convenience. She's still a virgin, and a caring single stepmother—but no one wants to hear the truth.…
That is, until she finds herself stranded and snowbound with brooding tycoon Severo Constanza—an unlikely savior. As the magnificent Italian comes to her rescue, he knows nothing of her salacious past—just that she's pure at present!
A snow-white virgin he will delight in taking as his own!
Smoldering, rich and lethally attractive, Gianni Fitzgerald is the master of any situation. But a seven-hour journey with his small son is evidence that even he has his limitations! Exhausted, he falls into bed.…
When Miranda wakes to find a strange, utterly gorgeous man in her bed she thinks she must be dreaming! But Gianni's the real, red-hot Italian deal—and one look at Miranda sets his pulse racing. The rewards of letting her get close are huge—but so are the risks.… Can Gianni conquer his pride and admit that he might have met his match?
Believing her husband to be nothing more than a cheat, Erin starts divorce proceedings. But though she won't be Francesco's wife, she will never be free of him—she is pregnant with his child.
Francesco discovers Erin is pregnant— how dare she keep it from him? If he has his way, the divorce will never happen. He's on a mission to reclaim her—as his wife and in his bed….
The passionate sparks between Finn and Lucy are explosive. Lucy is soon addicted to their deep, powerful connection, but she doesn't want to be a millionaire's plaything. And anyway, with a life as complicated as hers, she isn't available for just a no-strings affair....
Nathan Audley was a powerful man. What he wanted, he usually got…and he wanted Annie! He'd branded her a gold-digger, a widow in search of a rich husband; yet he was determined to control her life—to possess her beloved home, and her passionate heart.
Annie had no desire to be any man's mistress, and knew she mustn't allow Nathan's brooding sensuality and outrageous charm to captivate her. But such a relentless seduction was proving hard to resist!
Scarlet Smith has kept millionaire Roman O'Hagan's child hidden from him— and now the arrogant Italian is determined to discover why a woman he's never slept with is claiming to have his son! Can she keep the truth behind the baby's birth a secret?
Not when Roman wants to take his revenge…by sharing Scarlet's bed!
Angel Urquart didn't sign up for this. A photo shoot on an island paradise? Yes. Working alongside Alex Arlov? Definitely not! Six years ago he showed her passion she'd only ever dreamed of, but after his behavior the following morning, she resolved to put him out of her head forever.
Seeing Angel brings all sorts of memories flooding back to Alex—memories that stir up a forgotten hunger. Alex sees no reason why they can't indulge in one more blazing night together, but Angel has a secret that will turn their lives upside down….
Library assistant Nell Frost is on a mission to be more confident. Arriving at Luiz Santoro's magnificent Spanish mansion, she's determined to tell him what she thinks of him seducing her niece—and then leave. But Nell has underestimated the powerful Spaniard….
Luiz knows Nell has the wrong man. But this young virgin, dressed in shapeless clothes, could have her uses. He has a vacancy for a temporary mistress—with two conditions: no marriage, no children!
But soon Nell has broken all the rules….
Anna was the complete opposite to Adam: unconventional, unpredictable and, to Adam, unbearably provocative! She brought out the wild side he'd never known he had. Adam couldn't deny his craving for Anna, but was desire a good basis for marriage?
Antonio Rochas attracts women like moths to a flame. Casual affairs are his calling card… until he meets Fleur. She's uninterested and unavailable—and like a red rag to a bull! Forced by an unfortunate accident to stay at Antonio's luxury mansion, Fleur is caught up in his whirlwind of passionate seduction. But now Antonio wants more—and he knows just how he'll get it: by making Fleur pregnant!
Sam is no femme fatale—in fact she's a virgin! But under Alessandro's expert touch she succumbs to one night in his arms. And when passion leads to pregnancy, Sam knows that Alessandro will do whatever it takes to have her as his wife and their baby as his heir!
Rafiq Al Kamil, heir to the desert kingdom of Zatara, thinks innocent Gabby will be the perfect convenient wife for his brother. But Gabby isn't as biddable as she seems…
Now Rafiq will have to persuade her! Except the more time Rafiq spends with Gabby the more he wants her—in his own bed. But when he discovers she's a virgin, the earth collapses under his feet. Suddenly, having her as his mistress is not enough— Rafiq demands she become his bride!
The Balfour girls are glitzy, glamorous and gorgeous—except Sophie. Convinced she's dumpy and plain, she avoids the limelight. But her father has had enough of Sophie hiding herself away. He's arranged a job for her to boost her self-confidence.
Working for gorgeous Sicilian Marco Speranza is a revelation. Sophie knows that she's not pretty enough to catch the eye of such a powerful man, yet he seems determined to seduce her. Does the gorgeous billionaire have an ulterior motive?
The wedding was to be a major social event—Georgina just couldn't face it on her own. How could she sit there and watch her ex-fiancé marry her beautiful, shallow cousin? A desperate solution was needed: a male escort!
But he'd become the father of her child!
Callum Stewart was perfect. Gorgeous, dynamic—he certainly made heads turn at the wedding! And he made Georgina's heart turn over on the wedding night. But it was supposed to be a temporary arrangement. How could she tell Callum that their wedding-night affair had resulted in a baby?
Christos is furious that Becca has tried to keep her pregnancy from him, and he's determined to marry her. What sweeter way to get his revenge?
He's cool, controlled and definitely sexy—and he's also married to a woman he hasn't seen since their wedding day.
Katerina may be his wife, but she's never been his lover…
Until their accidental reunion ignites an uncontrollable passion!
Is it time for the billionaire to bed his bride?
A quiet evening in Manhattan turns into an electrically charged encounter when billionaire tycoon Luca O'Hagan finds himself alone with his brother's beautiful assistant. The attraction he feels for Alice cannot be ignored; he has to have her….
Alice can't help falling for the powerful and sexy Luca. Yet when he proposes a marriage of convenience, she refuses, knowing she doesn't have his love. But perhaps she's been too hasty—she's just discovered she's having his child!
Libby Marchant's first meeting with her boss goes off with a bang—into Rafael Alejandro's top-of-the-range sports car, unfortunately! The unpredictable and alluring Libby throws Rafael completely off-kilter but, luckily, as she's his employee, he'll be able to keep her at arm's length.
At least that's the plan, because in the perfectly oiled machine that is Rafael's life there's no room for distractions. But soon Rafael's no-office-relationships policy is in imminent danger of being broken—by the boss himself!
Dervla was the nurse who'd tended his wounds when he was injured. He was the sexy billionaire who'd seduced her. She refused to be his mistress, so Gianfranco made her his wife….
He had only one condition when they wed: no children…
For a year they were blissfully happy, making lazy love in the mornings, hot passionate love by night. But Dervla was carrying a secret. She was expecting her husband's baby….
The merest glimpse of handsome, sophisticated Benedict Warrender was enough to make wallflower Lily Gray blush. But since a twist of fate allowed her to enter his orbit, it's been the memories of their life-altering night together that make her cheeks burn.
One secret that will change everything…
When one night…leads to pregnancy!
But a shocking discovery convinces Santiago that Lily has betrayed him, and he sends her away, not realizing that he is the father of her unborn child. Will Lily face motherhood alone?
Hannah Latimer, beautifully enigmatic socialite, has left her glamorous lifestyle behind to prove her worth by becoming an aid worker. But when she's captured by an oppressive regime, her only means of escape is powerful and arrogant Prince Kamel of Surana. And the price?
Forced to take Hannah as a bride to avoid war with a neighboring kingdom, Kamel has little patience with the pampered princess he's bound to, but it's his duty, and that's something he can't ignore! There's no love between them, but there must be heirs. And there will be passion….
Poppy lost her heart—and her reputation—to the dangerously suave Luca Ranieri. Only to be crushed by a whirlwind of scandal when aristocratic Luca chose duty over desire.
Now Poppy finds herself stranded in her grandmother's castle by a violent storm—captive with none other than the deliciously disheveled Luca.
For three days, the tempest rages, and Poppy loses her heart to Luca all over again. But with reality comes the media frenzy. And this time, the price of scandal means Luca can't just walk away….
As heir to the throne, Prince Tair Al Sharif is driven by duty to his country, and indulges in women on a mistress-only basis.
Beige-wearing, bespectacled Molly James is certainly not the kind of woman he usually beds. But Tair is outraged to be told that dowdy Molly is actually a seductress in disguise! She needs to be stopped! Taking her as a captive to the desert, he discovers this Miss Mouse is innocent—in every way. Now Tair wants her…as his bride!
In the chaos of an airport strike, Madrid's most sought-after bachelor Emilio Rios stumbles across old flame Megan Armstrong. In the past, he bowed to duty and married the "right" woman—leaving the less sophisticated Megan on the sidelines.
Staying away from Megan has been the hardest thing Emilio's ever done, but now that he's free he isn't going to waste a single minute! He's got twenty-four hours—plenty of time for a full seduction.…
Needed: bride-to-be for a short-term contract—bedding optional…
Within twenty-four hours of meeting Greek tycoon Mathieu Demetrios, Rose's life is in chaos. Mathieu is convinced he threw Rose out of his hotel bedroom years earlier, branding her a scarlet woman!
But Mathieu is looking for a wife of convenience, and taming the wild Rose into gracing his marital bed will be more pleasurable than he ever dreamed!
Plain, poor and inexperienced, Jude struggles to hold down a full-time job as well as being guardian to her brother's three little children. So she can't believe her eyes when she opens her front door to handsome Luca Di Rossi, the man whom the newspapers call the world's most notorious playboy!
Jude knows that in any other circumstances, wealthy, powerful Luca wouldn't look twice at her. But he needs a wife—pronto! Now the ruthless billionaire's demanding a marriage of convenience!
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.
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?