But when Jake teaches Emily how to transform herself from shy secretary into sexy siren, he loses his grip on his legendary cool. If she's going to lose her virginity, it has to be to him!
When Matt Romano proposed closing down Chic magazine, Susannah was determined to stop him in his tracks. He was a boardroom barracuda!
She came up with a brilliant plan to boost Chic's circulation: find the sexiest man alive and feature him as the Valentine's Day centerfold. But Matt insisted on supervising her search. Suddenly Susannah was surrounded by half a dozen gorgeous guys, all vying to get between the sheets—of her magazine, of course. But she longed to be seduced by Matt, who got her vote as the world's sexiest man!
Caitlin is Jonas's stepdaughter and manager of the ranch, and she's ready to do battle!
Tyler makes it plain he wants two things: to know about long-buried secrets and to have Caitlin. Caitlin can't deny the fiery attraction between them, but she's wary. Does Tyler intend to seduce her simply to find out the truth about his past?
But when Alexandra Thorpe wins Travis for the weekend, she doesn't claim her prize. Why has the cool blond beauty staked thousands of dollars on Travis…and then just walked away? Travis is determined to pursue the lady who bought him, and exact his own price!
Fallon is determined to resist! Until an accident threatens her beauty and ends her supermodel career. Now she needs Stefano's help, even if that means surrender. Because only the Sicilian's passion can heal her body and restore her soul....
Penniless Savannah knows that to help her sick little sister she has to win big at the casino.
But Sean O'Connell always plays to win...
The indecent proposal...
Virgin Savannah is no match for Sean and soon she's lost everything! Sean offers her one last gamble: he'll settle her debts if she becomes his wife...for just one night!
Sheikh Khalil al Hasim is more than happy to escort feisty Layla Addison back to his desert kingdom and hand her over to her betrothed. But he's almost as horrified as she is by the lecherous man she's being forced to marry! With steely determination, Khalil demands she become his bride instead! Layla's powerless to resist his wicked good looks, but he's arrogant and overbearing. Has this rebellious bride just jumped from the frying pan into the fire?
Once in Suliyam, Megan finds her life threatened by tribal leaders who think she's a woman of loose morals. The only way Qasim can save Megan—and her reputation—is to marry her…!
Italian by birth, this street urchin lived a life of extreme poverty until he escaped to Brazil—where he cast off his roots, took a new name and pulled himself up from the streets.
Now Rio D'Aquila is beyond wealthy, with a reputation for being uncompromising in business…and incomparable in bed! But on meeting vulnerable Isabella Orsini, he feels something deep within him stir, and he finds himself pretending to be that long-forgotten man.
Passion flares and their affair spirals, but Isabella still doesn't know that her lover has lied to her. Who is the real Rio D'Aquila?
So Keir headed east and set himself up in business--and found Cassie had somehow got herself employed as his new restaurant manager. Keir's rule had always been never to mix business with pleasure, but now he just had to take a gamble...he'd keep Cassie on as his manager and make her his mistress!
But Ivy is expecting Damian's child—as a surrogate mother! The arrogant Greek is furious, but he's not about to let Ivy go. After all, he missed the pleasure of bedding her to conceive his baby….
Cole had never forgiven Faith for marrying his brother. Now he was claiming her at last! But how long could his new bride hide the truth about the past? And that the child Cole thought was his brother's--was his!
And when Cullen O'Connell sees Marissa again, he discovers that one night of passion has created more than a memory....
She's pregnant with his love-child!
Cullen offers a marriage of convenience to claim his baby. Marissa has no choice but to accept.
But can a marriage born of duty turn into love...?
Raffaele Orsini doesn't want a wife…
But when he meets his arranged bride Raffaele feels honor bound to marry her. She's not what he was expecting…but her dowdy clothes can't hide her lusciously feminine figure or her wildcat temperament!
Chiara Cordiano will not love her husband!
She's tried everything to avoid her fate, but in the blink of an eye Chiara is swept away from her quaint Sicilian town to New York! She wants to hate Rafe, but seduction is in his blood. With his dark, brooding looks and tempting masculinity, she'll be purring like a kitten!
Prince Lucas Reyes is angry. His grandfather is forcing him into marriage with penniless Alyssa McDonough who's pretending she's untouched by any man. But the intense sexual chemistry between them tells him otherwise...
Lucas's fiery royal blood is roused! He'll force Lyssa to go to Spain with him, where he can get their marriage annulled. Because he'd swear that she's pure, uninhibited mistress material, and never a virgin bride!
Satisfaction at last! As Demetrios expected, they are made for each other in the bedroom! Yet Samantha seems willing only to stay until the end of her three-month contract. Until a new commitment surprises them both--one that will begin in nine months....
Fast and furious—the sex was fantastic. But Briana O'Connell's explosive encounter with wealthy Sicilian Gianni Firelli was just for the moment, not a lifetime—wasn't it?
The Sicilian marriage:Formal and forever—Gianni has news for Briana: the tragedy that had brought them together in grief-fulled passion had also resulted in their both being named as joint guardians of a baby girl—for whose sake, Gianni insisted, they must marry!
Hannah has been married once before, but now she is perfectly happy on her own. Well…maybe not perfectly happy…. She has always wanted children.
So when her boss, Grant MacLean, suggests that they marry in order to have a child, Hannah is tempted. Secretly she finds Grant incredibly attractive and she can have it all: a home and security, and a baby to love. This time, there will be no man owning her heart who can break it—or will there? Can Hannah really go through a wedding and a pregnancy with Grant, and then not care if he acts on his plan to divorce her?
By the author of the acclaimed series, LANDON'S LEGACY: "An outstanding reading experience."—Romantic Times
For Sheikh Salim al Taj, it's strictly business. But one night with his employee Grace Hunter and his focus is changed— now he wants her exclusively!
When Salim ends their passionate affair, he can't believe it when Grace walks out on her job, apparently taking company secrets with her. He resolves to bring his runaway rebellious mistress to heel—slowly, pleasurably and mercilessly….
Jacob Wilde lived a fast and furious life of reckless abandon…until his wild streak put a cruel end to a life spent in pursuit of pleasure…
The Texan ranching grapevine is legendary, so Addison McDowell has heard all about Jacob Wilde's shameless past—and his scarred, solitary present. But her only focus is her future—which won't include this impossibly arrogant man!
Addison is no Texan wallflower—when Jake starts a fight, she's more than capable of finishing it! However, a searing attraction to a man she knows cannot love her back? That she has no idea how to handle….
Tally's now the mother of a lovely little girl, news which only serves to harden Dante's heart further and intensify his need to possess. But rich and ruthless though he may be, even Dante isn't immune to the magic of Christmas and the miracles it brings….
Tariq, Crown Prince of Dubaac, had to produce an heir and duty demanded he choose a wife who would obey him—day and night.
Then, by an extraordinary twist of fate, Madison Whitney became pregnant with Tariq's child. But outspoken career girl Madison certainly wasn't obedient! Tariq had to claim his defiant bride and their baby—through seduction and even kidnapping….
Jesse Blackwolf—uncompromising, determined and an undeniable success. He has no desire to deal with the outspoken bundle of femininity he's found trespassing on his land!
When Sienna Cummings awakes to find herself pressed against a muscled chest, she's shocked and stunned! Where is she? Who is this man who holds her so possessively with passion glinting in his eyes? It's more than confusion that makes Sienna's heart beat faster—she suspects his untamed wildness hides something that maybe only she can set free….
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The islands of Adamas have been torn into two rival kingdoms: gorgeous Greek princes reign supreme over glamorous Aristo, while smoldering sheikhs rule the desert island of Calista. The Stefani coronation diamond was split as a symbol of their feud...but it's now missing! Whether by seduction, blackmail or marriage, the jewel must be found, for whoever reunites the diamonds will rule all.
The journey begins in these five stories: The Prince's Mistress by Sandra Marton, Billionaire Prince, Pregnant Mistress by Sandra Marton, The Playboy Sheikh's Virgin Stable-Girl by Sharon Kendrick, The Prince's Captive Wife by Marion Lennox, and The Sheikh's Forbidden Virgin by Kate Hewitt.
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Mistress of the Sheikh
Sheikh Nicholas al Rashid detests the spotlight that has come with his wealth, power and movie-star looks. The tabloids delight in splashing his life over the scandal sheets—especially his love life. So when a gorgeous woman claiming to be a decorator appears in his Manhattan penthouse, Nick knows better than to act on his desires. He doesn't trust her, and yet there's something about Amanda Benning that compels the sheikh to seduce her. Even if it means playing right into the hands of the devil.
The One-Night Wife
Savannah McRae is desperate. She's made a name for herself as a gambler and a lot of money for her patron, but he wants more—he wants her to ruin millionaire Sean O'Connell. If not, he'll cut off the treatment for Savannah's sick sister. But when Savannah sits down at the poker table with Sean, she loses everything. Afraid to go back to her patron with her failure, she accepts Sean's last gamble: he'll settle her debts if she becomes his wife…for just one night.
Five hot, exciting, bestselling full-length novels about the Wilde family of Texas. Emily Wilde is swept off her feet by a self-made billionaire and then finds herself trapped in a web of lies. Jaimie finds passion in the arms of a tough Special Ops soldier who’s determined to make it all about sex and not about emotion. Lissa has sworn off men—until she falls for a Hollywood movie star who's in hiding from the world. And then there are the brothers Luca and Matteo. Their last name is Bellini. They're gorgeous, hard-edged Sicilian billionaires. To their shock, they're about to discover that they are also Wildes—and that they were completely wrong in thinking that love was all about deception.
What are we thankful for this year? Getting even more of our favorite passionate, powerful series books Harlequin Presents, of course! Stock up with eight amazing books for one great price with the November 2009 Harlequin Presents Bundle. Bundle includes: The Greek Billionaire's Innocent Princess by Chantelle Shaw, The Billionaire's Bride of Innocence by Miranda Lee, Raffaele: Taming His Tempestuous Virgin by Sandra Marton, Desert Prince, Blackmailed Bride by Kim Lawrence, One-Night Mistress...Convenient Wife by Anne McAllister, The Diakos Baby Scandal by Natalie Rivers, Playboy Boss, Live-In Mistress by Kelly Hunter and Getting Red-Hot with the Rogue by Ally Blake.
Check-in: When Wendy Monroe left Cooper's Corner, she'd been an Olympic hopeful in skiing…and madly in love with Seth Castleman. But an accident on the slopes shattered her dreams—and her heart. She fled from Seth rather than tell him the painful secret behind her injuries. Now Wendy has returned home with just one desire. She wants to be whole again.
Checkout: A renowned surgeon staying at the Twin Oaks B and B could mend her leg. But only facing Seth again—and the truth—can mend her broken heart. Now, more than ever, she needs Seth's strength and passion…and the healing power of his love.
After hours with the boss…
Ruthless Logan Miller will do whatever it takes to get what he wants, and he's set his sights on Talia Roberts. She's the best in her field, and stunningly attractive, too, so Logan is determined to have Talia come work for him. He says he'll ruin her reputation if she won't meet his demands!
With no choice but to agree, Talia enters the lion's den, setting up a catering service in Logan's new Brazilian office. But she hadn't realized that sharing his apartment was part of the job description…or that she'd be doing overtime in the boss's bed!
Originally published in 1990 as Consenting Adults.
This content contains "THE ITALIAN PRINCE'S PREGNANT BRIDE","THE GREEK PRINCE'S CHOSEN WIFE", "THE SPANISH PRINCE'S VIRGIN BRIDE". When a chance encounter has Prince Nicolo Barbieri bump into Aimee Black, he's met with a rather rude and angry woman. When they run into each other again at a dance club, they consider it a coincidence. When he finds out that her grandfather owns a company he's trying to take over, he starts to wonder: Is this all part of some bigger plan? When she shows up months later pregnant with his child, he has to ask himself if it’s strategy or fate that keeps bringing them back together.
Dressed only in a skimpy sequin-studded bikini is not the way Rachel Donnelly wants to meet Sheikh Karim al Safir. Especially when he is so devastatingly handsome—and fully clothed!
Karim is horrified that this is the mother of his newly discovered nephew. His raging pulse at the sight of Rachel's barely dressed body belies his reputation as the sheikh with no heart, but he'll live up to it to ensure that the heir to the throne is raised in Alcantar!
When billionaire Lincoln Aldridge learns he's been left custody of a tiny baby, he needs a nanny—fast! Luckily, fiery Brazilian beauty Ana Maria Marques soon loves baby Jenny like a mother. So when Linc has to prove that his playboy days are over, he makes her his wife!
Originally published in 2008 as Hot Summer Bride.
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.
FIFTY SHADES OF GREY AND FIFTY SHADES DARKER ARE NOW MAJOR MOTION PICTURES
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.
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...
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...
Finally, the highly anticipated follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Beautiful Disaster.
Can you love someone too much?
Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died: Love hard. Fight harder.
In Walking Disaster, the life of Travis is full of fast women, underground gambling, and violence. But just when he thinks he is invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees.
Every story has two sides. In Beautiful Disaster, Abby had her say. Now it’s time to see the story through Travis’s eyes.