Four years ago, Alex Veranchetti ended his marriage to innocent Kerry when he believed her to have cheated on him. But Kerry had no memory of that night and the hurt caused by Alex during their breakup was almost impossible to bear.
But now her husband is back, demanding full custody of their child, or marriage…again!
Kerry hardens her heart against the arrogant tycoon, but soon the passion that brought them together reignites, reducing her resistance to ash. Back in her husband's bed, Kerry hopes to prove her innocence…even if it risks her heart once more.
Nik Christakis had once been her Prince Charming, the indecently rich and devilishly handsome tycoon who took Betsy away from her life as a waitress and did the unimaginable—made her his wife! But married life wasn't the fantasy she'd envisioned.
Now, as her hand hovers over the divorce papers, Betsy sees something in her husband's eyes…a glimmer of the man she first fell in love with. But when this encounter ends in reckless passion, Betsy is left with two very unexpected consequences that will forever tie her to the man she was determined to forget!
Alexandros demanded that Katie marry him. They had nothing in common—except their mutual burning sexual attraction, but resistance was futile: both the twins and Katie needed Alexandros. She would submit to becoming his mistress…
Devastated by the death of his half brother, Greek tycoon Sebasten Contaxis decides to punish the woman responsible: Lizzie Denton. But when he discovers that the stunning woman he can't keep his hands off—an inexplicable case of lust at first sight—is the same woman he's been seeking, Sebasten alters his scheme. After all, one broken heart deserves another, right?
And revenge is so much sweeter when it's served in bed—that is, until Lizzie has some surprising news for him—.
The ink is barely dry on Giorgios Letsos's divorce papers, but there's only one thing on this unstoppable Greek's mind: finding Billie Smith, his mistress before his marriage. But the sweet, pliable woman he once knew slams the door in his face!
Billie fought hard to heal her broken heart after Gio chose to marry someone else. When he storms back into her life, she's determined not to fall for his seduction again. Especially now that she has a secret to protect…their son.
But she hadn't counted on just how badly he wants her back in his bed!
Working late is nothing new for tycoon Alex—and it's the perfect excuse to get close to office cleaner Rosie Gray. He promised his ailing godfather he'd discover whether his long-lost granddaughter is a worthy heir.
Intoxicated by the after-hours attentions of the mysterious, suave businessman, Rosie's dreams are destroyed with the slamming of the bedroom door on their one-night stand.
Discovering she's pregnant, she goes to confront him, but no one at work has heard of "Alex Kolovos." They do, however, know Alexius Stavroulakis, the CEO, and he has a glittering proposal for her!
He's discovered she's his baby's mother—so now she'll be his bride!
Maribel was a shy virgin when she and handsome Leonidas Pallis shared a night of passion. She assumed he was inspired by his need for comfort, rather than lust for her. However, unbeknownst to Leonidas… Maribel conceived his child.
Now Leonidas wants what's his: his baby boy and Maribel, available 24/7. But the only way Leonidas will claim her and their son is if he takes her…as his bride!
So Milly is horrified when she learns that she was once Gianni's mistress...and now he's claiming her little boy is his son! Gianni's solution is simple: marriage!
Leah's marriage to powerful Greek businessman Nik Andreakis was an empty sham, and she was determined to get a divorce. But Nik didn't want one. In the circumstances, Leah found that totally unbelievable. Why would he want to hang on to a wife he'd been blackmailed into marrying!
Leah's lonely wedding night had set the pattern for the past five years, but now she couldn't sleep for wondering what motivated her husband. Why, all of a sudden, was he making advances to her when he had ignored her for so long?
Erin Turner and Cristophe Donakis set the bedsheets alight during their scorching affair. But Erin's hopes of a diamond ring turned to ash when he unceremoniously kicked her out of his bed and onto the cold London streets.
Years later, Erin's world is rocked again when she meets her newest business client. She knows it's him the moment his designer aftershave hits her senses.…
Cristophe is going to make Erin pay back what he believes she stole—in whatever way he demands.… But little does he know that Erin's about to drop two very important bombshells!
Nothing could have prepared Rosie for Greek tycoon Constantine Voulos. He asked Rosie to marry him—well, he insisted: "You will go through a ceremony of marriage," he said, "and in return you will receive a big fat check and a divorce as soon as I can arrange it."
Rosie agreed to the clandestine wedding because of her late father's wishes, but was anguished that Constantine had got her all wrong. The longer she spent with him, the more she knew she just couldn't be his temporary wife. There was only one thing for it—her secret would have to be told!
Luc Sarrazin has finally found her. His beautiful wife, Star, who left with more than just his ring… Convinced that she committed fraud, he's determined to recover his money, before demanding a divorce. But his wife has two very unexpected and very identical surprises.
Now he'll make her an offer she can't refuse. He'll drop the charges against her in exchange for one last night in his bed - to quench the impossible desire he still feels for Star. But in the morning, Luc realises he cannot walk away from his children… or the consuming passion that one night wasn't enough to satisfy.
A deal with her husband!
Olympia has no choice. If her mother is to get the medical treatment she needs, Olympia must beg Nik Cozakis to reconsider a marriage of convenience. Nik agrees, but on his terms: in return for a generous allowance, Olympia must bear him a son and heir.
Finally, Nik has both vengeance and his fiancée within his reach. Ten years ago, Nik broke off their engagement because Olympia had betrayed him with his best friend. Now he is about to realise how mistaken he was…when he discovers that his bride is a virgin!
Ellie found herself on her way to Dio's island, and two days and nights of perfect passion... followed by an unexpected pregnancy. Dio had the perfect solution -- they'd marry for the baby's sake. By now, Ellie was in love with Dio, but could he learn to love his expectant bride?
Russian billionaire Sergei Antonovich was famous for being knee-deep in stunning supermodels and aspiring actresses. But not one was suitable bride material. Would he ever grant his aging babushka her dearest wish and present her with a grandchild?
So, why not handle this challenge as business? Without emotion, but with a contract of convenience that would grant Sergei the perfect deal: a wife he'd bed, wed, get pregnant…and then discard….
Soon Giannis demanded she be his mistress, for as long as he wanted her. Because when Giannis finally married he wanted a wife more suited to his wealth and class….
A waitress by day and office cleaner by night, Kathy labors to forget her traumatic past. Until the evening when impossibly rich, ruthless and handsome Sergio Torrente takes her virginity.
It doesn't take Sergio long to find out about Kathy's damning history—or that she's carrying his baby. He cannot love her, but he will marry her and be a father to their child!
Lindy was amazed when shipping tycoon Atreus Drakos made her his mistress. Her—with her fuller figure and lowly lifestyle making candles and potpourri! However, Atreus seemed enchanted by her curves when he made passionate love to her at his country retreat.
But Lindy came down to earth with two bumps, first when Atreus revealed she was just his weekend mistress; his bride would be selected from the upper echelons of Greek society. The second bump she wouldn't be able to hide…because she was carrying Atreus's baby!
Hilary is pretty, sweet…and ordinary. When Roel tries to take her to bed—as any husband would—he discovers she's a virgin! All this is shocking to Roel, though he still recognizes a great deal when he sees one. So why not enjoy all the pleasures that this marriage has to offer, whatever his reasons were for tying the knot?
But now Prudence longs to have her own baby and she wants a divorce. However, Nik is horrified — he is her husband and he will be the father of her child!
Prudence reluctantly agrees to a trial marriage with Nik. But conceiving his baby? That's not a risk she's willing to take...
Prince Jasim bin Hamid al Rais was concerned that his womanizing elder brother was bewitched by his child's nanny—the throne of Quaram could be threatened by scandal! Though Elinor Tempest appeared to be a fragile beauty, Jasim wasn't fooled; he'd deal with this strumpet himself….
Only after he'd ruthlessly seduced her did Jasim discover Elinor really had been a virgin—and she'd fallen pregnant! A royal baby couldn't be born out of wedlock so, faster than the desert wind, Elinor became Jasim's unwanted bride….
But Cristiano discovered Lydia was a virgin and if he took a woman's innocence, then he also had to make her his bride!
P for passionate,
P for prey!
These words came to mind when Bella thought of Rico da Silva. The international financier was definitely a predator—hadn't he pounced when her defenses were down? Passionate? Their lovemaking had certainly been that—when Bella was inadvertently caught up in Rico's kidnapping. And now she was Rico's prey: he was determined to seduce her once more. Bella might have been forcibly imprisoned with Rico before, but she was a free woman now—free to meet Rico on her own terms!
Romantic Times on A Savage Betrayal by Lynne Graham:
"A sizzling love story featuring dynamite characters…and hot, hot sensual tension."
Will the Frenchman discover he has a secret son?
Tabby fell in love with Christien Laroche, but then tragedy struck and Christien wanted nothing more to do with her. How could Tabby confess to the arrogant Frenchman that she was expecting his baby? Now Tabby has made a new life for herself and her son. But Christien is back! What if he discovers little Jake's existence?
Sharp-tongued, independent firestorm Tabby Glover will do anything to get Greek billionaire Acheron Dimitrakos to support her adoption claim over his cousin's small child. The last thing she expects is his outrageous marriage proposal!
She has no choice but to say yes, even if the arrogant tycoon can't stop looking down his nose at her for one minute! Tabby can see that there is more to this proposition and this devastatingly handsome man than meets the eye. But as the thin veil between truth and lies is lifted, will this marriage become more than in name only?
On a mission to steal Navarre Cazier's laptop to save a fellow chambermaid's reputation, Tawny Blake is caught red-handed! Blushing brighter than her flame-coloured hair, she's sure she'll be fired. Then Cazier presents her with a shocking proposition.…
The infamous billionaire needs to stop the prying media digging into his scandalous past, and Tawny is the perfect diversion. The seduction of society beauties has always come effortlessly to Navarre, yet getting feisty Tawny to wear his ring, even if just in public, could be his greatest challenge yet!
Aristandros Xenakis is like a panther poised to pounce. Sleek, dark and utterly powerful, he'll soon taste the sweet victory of vengeance….
Ella desperately wants access to her baby niece, but the child's guardian is Aristandros—her ex-fiancé! She has no choice but to submit to his demand—she must become his mistress!
Naive and unworldly, Ella is not like the groomed, gold-digging females who have previously warmed Aristandros's bed. Surely it's only a matter of time before he tires of her…?
Having pulled himself up from the streets of Athens, Sergios Demonides thought he had seen it all. Then Beatriz Blake walked into his office and asked him for a marriage of convenience!
Independent, proud and unadorned, Beatriz is a far cry from the usual glamorous women who grace his bed. But Sergios doesn't need another trophy—he needs a mother for his late cousin's children.
The overlooked Blake heiress and the ruthless billionaire strike a deal. But she doesn't read the small print—the one that sees them sharing a bed!
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Molly isn't the kind of girl to fall for smooth-talking billionaires—it's not as if it could lead anywhere—after all, she's only a waitress. But there's something about Leandro Marques that lowers her guard and entices her to passion…
But that night has consequences, and arrogant Leandro insists that marriage is the only option—he will legitimise his heir! Molly can resist all she likes, but Leandro refuses to allow his child to grow up fatherless and in poverty.
With the ink on the marriage certificate barely dry, Leandro whisks Molly away to his impressive castello in Spain. Molly might have agreed to a marriage in name only, but it's not long before she starts falling for her all-too-arrogant husband…
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The last thing Gaetano Leonetti wants is to be shackled in marriage, but to become CEO of his family's bank, his grandfather has decreed Gaetano must find a nice, ordinary woman to wed.
Convinced his grandfather is mad, Gaetano sets about proving him wrong with housekeeper Poppy Arnold. With her outspoken nature and unusual dress sense, she's definitely not wife material!
But it's not long before hardworking, self-sacrificing Poppy charms his grandfather and Gaetano's stuck with a union he didn't want and a bride he sinfully craves! Having set her up to fail, can he really take the precious gift of her virginity?
Once, Ella Gilchrist had the gall to turn down playboy prince Zarif al Rastani's proposal. To ensure peace and stability to his country Zarif must now marry, so when Ella returns begging for his help, he'll give it…on one condition.
Three years ago, Zarif needed only moments to ignite a passion in her that left her breathless, until his adamant declaration that he could never love her broke her heart. But if she is to rescue her family from imminent and permanent ruin, Ella must agree to a year of marriage, on his arm and in his bed!
Alejandro Navarro Vasquez, the Conde Olivares, has long desired vengeance…. His wife betrayed him with an act that, by the proud Spaniard's code, was unforgivable. What's more, the breakdown of their marriage is a bitter truth that undermines Alejandro's every achievement.
Alejandro's opportunity for justice comes when the private detective he's hired pinpoints Jemima's whereabouts…and delivers the news that she has a two-year-old son. Clearly her wanton ways have led to an illegitimate birth…. But no matter: Alejandro is determined to settle the score with his runaway wife.
Bundle includes: Virgin on Her Wedding Night by Lynne Graham; Tamed: The Barbarian King by Jennie Lucas; Blackwolf's Redemption by Sandra Marton; The Prince's Chambermaid by Sharon Kendrick; Mistress: Pregnant by the Spanish Billionaire by Kim Lawrence; and Ruthless Russian, Lost Innocent by Chantelle Shaw.
From the moment he sees Abbey at a charity fashion show, Russian tycoon Nikolai Arlov wants every inch of that curvy, creamy body. When she refuses him, he mercilessly switches tactics, aiming straight for her vulnerable heart….
With her family's business in serious trouble, Abbey knows Nikolai's money is their only hope. She submits to his lethal brand of seduction and blackmail—ready and willing to do anything he desires. Only, Nikolai has no idea his reluctant mistress is…a virgin.
Italian tycoon Vito Zaffari is waiting out the festive season while a family scandal fades from the press. So he's come to his friend's snow-covered English country cottage, determined to shut out the world.
Until a beautiful bombshell dressed as Santa literally crashes into his Christmas! Innocent Holly Cleaver sneaks under Vito's defenses—he wants her like no other before and decides he must have her.
When Vito finds her gone the next day, he's sure she'll be easy to forget…until he discovers that their one night of passion has a shocking Christmas consequence!
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The only link Jemima Barber has to her troubled late twin sister is her nephew. So when the boy's father storms into their lives to reclaim the child that was stolen from him, Jemima lets the forbidding Sicilian believe she is her smooth seductress of a sister.
Though his son's mother might be gentler than Luciano Vitale remembers, he's resolved to make her pay in the most pleasurable way imaginable. But when he discovers she's a virgin, her secret is out! Now Luciano has a new proposal: Jemima can atone for her sister's sins—by becoming his wife!
The Secrets She Carried by Lynne Graham
Erin Turner and Cristophe Donakis have a scorching affair before he banishes her from his bed. Years later, Cristophe wants to make Erin pay back what he believes she stole… Until he's faced with her two unexpected bombshells!
A Scandal, A Secret, A Baby by Sharon Kendrick
Dante D'Arezzo is the last person songwriter Justina Perry wants to see again. Having had her heart broken once, Justina won't surrender to their insatiable attraction again. But when her pregnancy hits the front page, Dante won't rest until he has her and his heir!
A Shameful Consequence by Carol Marinelli
Nico Eliades is shocked to find a disheveled bride outside his hotel… Constantine's marriage was over before it began, and she longs to feel desired. After a white-hot night with the Greek, Constantine must confess the consequences of their passion.
Count Toussaint's Pregnant Mistress by Kate Hewitt
When French Count Jean-Luc Toussaint met beautiful pianist Abigail Summers, he had to have her in his bed! Now the unassuming starlet finds herself penniless, pregnant and waiting for the Frenchman to claim what’s his…
When naive Polly Dixon lands in the desert kingdom of Dharia clutching an ornate ring—the only link to her hidden past—she never expected to be arrested and deposited at the feet of the country's formidable ruler!
I thee blackmail!
King Rashad is suspicious of desirable Polly, but her possession of the ring has caught the imagination of his country. They believe that Polly is the bride he's been waiting for, so Rashad begins a fiery sensual onslaught to melt away Polly's resolve and have her begging to walk down the aisle!
BOUGHT FOR THE GREEK'S REVENGE by Lynne GrahamRuthless tycoon Nikolai Drakos will forgo Ella Davies's family debts if she becomes his mistress. But when he discovers the extent of her innocence, Nikolai must consider something new. It appears the indomitable Greek is about to take a bride!
RETURN OF THE UNTAMED BILLIONAIRE Irresistible Russian Tycoons by Carol Marinelli Every night, prima ballerina Anya Ilyushin dances for Roman Zverev—the man who captured her heart, before shattering it. Anya has buried the fragments behind an impenetrable wall, but when Roman saunters into her dressing room, their fierce attraction rekindles…
WEDDED, BEDDED, BETRAYEDWedlocked! by Michelle Smart When Elena Ricci is kidnapped by Gabriele Mantegna, she never expects her body to ignite with Gabriele's every touch! As the chemistry that blazes as brightly as their hatred builds, will it lead to a legacy that will last a lifetime?
SIGNED OVER TO SANTINO by Maya BlakeThree years after sharing one night of oblivion with Javier Santino, Carla Nardozzi needs his help! The Spanish aristocrat seizes his chance for revenge on the only woman to walk away from him—Carla must become his lover!
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THE GREEK DEMANDS HIS HEIR (Notorious Greeks)
by Lynne Graham
Leo Zikos is pleased to have secured a perfectly convenient fiancée, until Grace Donovan's impeccable beauty tempts him to pursue one last night of freedom… But that night, and the positive pregnancy test that follows, blows Leo's plans apart!
THE PERFECT CAZORLA WIFE
by Michelle Smart
Charley Cazorla strides back into her soon-to-be ex-husband's life with a plan. Except Raul has his own ideas! To save Charley's business, the Spaniard demands his own payment: she must resume her role as the perfect wife—in every sense!
THE MARAKAIOS BABY (The Marakaios Brides)
by Kate Hewitt
Margo Ferras knows that she must give up devishly seductive Leo Marakaios in order to protect her heart. But when she discovers that she's pregnant with his child, Margo walks back into Leo's life and asks him to marry her!
CLAIMED FOR HIS DUTY (Greek Tycoons Tamed)
by Tara Pammi
Stavros Sporades agreed to marry heiress Leah Huntington to protect her, but now she's demanding a divorce! Stavros wants proof Leah's troubled past is behind her, but one night of desire reveals that she might have been innocent all along…
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Sander Volakis goes his own way. He's forged his reputation in business, rather than relying on the family fortune, and indulges his darkly passionate, wild streak. He has no intention of marrying…
He doesn't do country weekends, either. Pitching up at Westgrave Manor is a favor to his father and a bore…until he sees Tally Spencer, so pretty and voluptuous that he can't resist her. Sander's looking forward to casually seducing her, not knowing that one night with the innocent Tally could end his playboy existence…
Sander and Tally's story continues next month in Bride for Real.
Once, Luc Santini's inherent sensuality had been Catherine Parrish's downfall. For two years she had loved him unconditionally, until she realized that this impossibly rich, and infuriatingly powerful man regarded her as a possession!
Catherine fled her gilded cage, keeping her pregnancy a secret... until now. Fate has placed Luc back into her life. He doesn't know about their child…and Catherine intends to keep it that way. But will she surrender to his erotic demands—and risk losing herself in a whirl of desire—to protect her son?
For Damien, our obsession is a game. For me, it is fiercely, blindingly, real.
Damien Stark’s need is palpable—his need for pleasure, his need for control, his need for me. Beautiful and brilliant yet tortured at his core, he is in every way my match.
I have agreed to be his alone, and now I want him to be fully mine. I want us to possess each other beyond the sweetest edge of our ecstasy, into the deepest desires of our souls. To let the fire that burns between us consume us both.
But there are dark places within Damien that not even our wildest passion can touch. I yearn to know his secrets, yearn for him to surrender to me as I have surrendered to him. But our troubled pasts will either bind us close . . . or shatter us completely.
NOTE: This edition includes an excerpt from J. Kenner's Say My Name.
Claim Me is intended for mature audiences.
A marriage in name only...
To save her family home, impulsive bookstore owner, Alexa Maria McKenzie, casts a love spell. But she never planned on conjuring up her best friend’s older brother—the powerful man who once shattered her heart. Billionaire Nicholas Ryan doesn’t believe in marriage, but in order to inherit his uncle’s corporation, he needs a wife and needs one fast. When he discovers his sister’s childhood friend is in dire financial straits, he’s offers Alexa a bold proposition.
A marriage in name only with certain rules: Avoid entanglement. Keep things all business. Do not fall in love. The arrangement is only for a year so the rules shouldn’t be that hard to follow, right? Except fate has a way of upsetting the best-laid plans....
In her naiveté, Gwenna thought that Angelo would tire of her and her innocence very quickly. But he had more in mind than just one night…
Unbeknownst to anyone outside of the Gakis family, Ione was adopted and has been fostered in an abusive and neglectful environment—a desperate prisoner on her tyrannical father's luxurious island. Marriage to Alexio can mean only one thing: escape. And if that means marrying a complete stranger and fleeing to England to find her real family, then the sooner Ione can get that wedding ring on her finger, the better.—
But despite his compassion for Ione, Alexio won't tolerate a runaway wife. And he's going to make damn sure Ione never leaves his side—or his bed!
In the five years since her marriage ended, Sarah Alejandro has kept herself and her beloved twins out of the lime light and away from men like her husband. But now he's walked back into her life with the same whirlwind of passion that he once ruthlessly used to seduce her.
Rafael hasn't changed, he's still the thrillingly dangerous man she fell in love with. But Sarah won't let the desire that still burns between them ignite—she can't. Not if she is to keep her heart from going up in flames…again!
The personal assistant: When Sara caught her fiancé being unfaithful with her cousin, she felt doubly betrayed.
Her boss: Almost miraculously, Alex Rossini was on hand to help Sara pick up the pieces. However, having worked for Alex for some time now, she knew he never did anything without expecting something in return. So why was she surprised when he revealed that he was prepared to pay the cost of having her—be it money or marriage?
Business or pleasure? Sara wanted Alex so badly, she would have given herself to him with no strings attached. But in order to win Alex, she would have to play his game—and choose her price….
On their wedding day, Molly and Sholto had separated. The split made newspaper headlines, though no one ever guessed why their marriage wasn't consummated.
Molly had vowed that no pressure or price would persuade her to share Sholto's bed, but she knew her brother owed him a lot of money…. Sholto struck a deal: he would settle the debt if Molly moved in with him—and he would get to enjoy his wedding night after all.
Then Molly found herself with a new dilemma: she was Sholto's ex-wife and mistress…and soon she would be the mother of his child!