Alessandro Falcone is notorious for winning—in every pursuit. Being forced back to Scotland on business is an inconvenience for the billionaire bachelor, but he'll get in, get what he wants and get out—until the delectable Laura Reid becomes a welcome distraction on the long, cold Highland nights…
Laura may be the opposite of the glossy women Alessandro usually favors, but her voluptuous figure and fresh-faced innocence have an allure that make her even more of a challenge.
And in the game of seduction—this playboy always wins!
Of all the arrogant billionaires in all the world, why is Gabriel Diaz the only one she can turn to?
The last time Gabriel heard the word no was when Lucy Robins rejected his skilled advances—a moment that is still etched on his bruised ego!
Now, with her family in trouble, Lucy desperately needs help. Gabriel is happy to strike a deal, but his price is high: Lucy's virginity! Except he wasn't prepared for their night together to leave him hooked, and when Lucy refuses to be his plaything, he throws that same little word back at her… No!
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Sexy tycoon seeks live-in nanny…
Nicholas Kendall is a playboy tycoon who, until recently, had no idea he was a father—because Leigh has spent months agonizing over whether to reveal that his affair with her sister resulted in a beautiful baby girl….
Now Leigh has custody of little Amy, but Nicholas adores his secret daughter and wants her for keeps—with Leigh as nanny! In fact, he wants the three of them to become a real family…by Christmas. Leigh is in turmoil: having the irresistible Nicholas Kendall as her boss is one thing—but marrying him?
Billionaire Dio Ruiz's convenient union was meant to secure two things: vengeance and the enticing Lucy Bishop. But from their wedding night onwards Dio's found his marriage bed inconveniently empty. Two years later, his virgin bride wants a divorce. But freedom has a price…
Hurt and humiliated to learn their vows were just a business transaction to Dio, Lucy has played the perfect wife in public, while their cold war waged in private. She wants to walk away—not bow to his command! Can she pay Dio's price and survive ten days as true husband and wife?
Leo Spencer has it all, but there's one thing his luxurious lifestyle can't give him—the truth about his past. His search for answers leads him to Brianna Sullivan, hidden in the Irish countryside, where she soon proves to be a distraction he never anticipated….
Brianna is unlike any of the women this ruthless tycoon is used to, and her innocence has him captivated…and ready to seduce the secrets of his past from her lips! But when Brianna learns his true identity, their undeniable connection will erupt in a whole new kind of chemistry!
Agatha Havers feels totally out of her depth working for Luc Loughton. Hiding behind her shapeless cardigans, she is invisible to her boss… Until Luc discovers the tantalising curves Agatha has been concealing…and suddenly awakening his wholesome secretary goes to the top of his agenda! Agatha finds herself living a fairytale—until she's brought back to reality with a bump…
Cesar Caretti has had a string of sophisticated socialites warming his bed—until he meets Jude. Her untainted beauty sets his Spanish blood on fire!
Jude struggles to keep up with Cesar's glamorous world. Then her inexperience is fully revealed: she's expecting the Spaniard's baby. For Cesar there is only one option—marriage. After all, he is a Caretti. And, as Jude discovers, his proposal is not a question…it's a command!
Franco didn't want a secret affair, but Ruth was afraid of scandal. She tried to disguise her feelings and conceal their passion. Only, there was one thing she couldn't hide: she was expecting his baby!
Nick Papaeliou dates beautiful women, so his attraction to frumpy Rose is a mystery. Maybe it's because she's not falling at his feet!
Rose wants to detest her arrogant Greek boss, but she needs the job. As his ruthless seduction weakens her resolve, she reminds herself that after the seduction she'll be discarded.
Nick's in for a surprise—for underneath Rose's shapeless clothes hides a more alluring woman than he could ever imagine….
But when she returns from vacation with a stunning new look, Gabriel decides he wants to take her out of the boardroom and into his bedroom!
And the plain-Jane secretary—
Rose has been in love with her gorgeous boss for years, but her resolve to try and forget him weakens when they begin working more closely together—on a secluded Caribbean island!
HELIOS CROWNS HIS MISTRESS The Kalliakis Crown by Michelle Smart The discovery of Crown Prince Helios's secret lover, Amy Green, threatens to shatter the kingdom of Agon. Legally, Helios must wed someone of pure royal blood…so will he do as duty commands, or risk his crown to marry his mistress?
THE SURPRISE DE ANGELIS BABY The Italian Titans by Cathy Williams Undercover to investigate the ship he plans to acquire, Daniel De Angelis is tempted by the gorgeous Delilah. Two weeks of sensual surrender later, Delilah faces a shocking truth. Daniel lied about his identity…and she's pregnant with the billionaire's baby!
THE SHEIKH'S PREGNANT PRISONER by Tara Pammi Bound by honor, Sheikh Zafir's one indulgence was his whirlwind affair with Lauren. Upon finding out she's carrying his child, Zafir imprisons Lauren in his palace. His heir will not be illegitimate, so now he must make Lauren his wife!
A DEAL SEALED BY PASSION by Louise Fuller When free-spirited Flora Golding stands in the way of Massimo Sforza's latest acquisition, the tycoon plans to seduce the antagonistic beauty to get his way. Only he hadn't counted on her passion undoing all his carefully laid plans…
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As Alessandro Caretti made his ruthless climb to the top, his glamorous new world shut the door on ordinary Megan. Now a multi-millionaire tycoon, Alessandro is back—and he wants the one thing his money can't buy: Megan.
Still totally out of her depth, Megan will never understand which string of diamonds matches which of the couture outfits Alessandro commands her to wear! But for Alessandro, Megan's silk dresses are irrelevant—his only interest is keeping his mistress where she belongs…firmly between his silk sheets!
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After Charlie was seduced by gorgeous Riccardo di Napoli, she was shocked to find he was from an elite Italian family and was one of the country's wealthiest businessmen. Knowing the powerful tycoon could never love an ordinary English girl, Charlie fled, taking her precious secret with her.
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Billionaire Pierre Newman needs a fiancée—and fast! Frumpy, inexperienced Georgie is the complete opposite of the high-society women he usually has at his beck and call, but she will have to do!
Their engagement charade must look convincing, so Pierre commands that Georgie share his bedroom. If he has to do this, he fully intends to enjoy the more pleasurable benefits, too…but soon he finds himself wanting to promote her from temporary mistress to billionaire's bride!
When widower Stefano Gunn meets trainee lawyer Sunny Porter, he's instantly sure of two things—she's the perfect person to take care of his daughter and is by far the most sinfully seductive woman he's ever seen!
Once Stefano has ruthlessly coaxed Sunny to trade her lawyer's robes for a nanny's apron, he turns his attention to their undeniable attraction. Sunny might be reluctant to breach the barrier between professional and personal, but this billionaire didn't get where he is by running from a challenge. And in this game of seduction, he will win…
Tycoon Markos Makarios thinks he has the perfect woman in Vanessa: she's beautiful, adoring, living only to please him. In fact, she's the best mistress he's ever had. Until he has to warn her not to think of marriage; a mistress is only for pleasure, after all.
But Vanessa had believed she was his partner--not merely a plaything. Now Markos is about to learn the true price of the woman he's obsessed with...and to discover there's something even his billions can't buy!
There's only one item left on entrepreneur Ryan Sheppard's Christmas list—something scandalous for his buttoned-up secretary…
It seems that disapproving Jamie Powell is the only woman that doesn't fall at Ryan's feet. Jamie is well aware of her boss's heartbreaker reputation…fending off his discarded women is virtually part of her job description!
Ryan's hoping a Christmas trip to the Caribbean will entice Jamie out of her pencil skirt and into the skimpiest of bikinis! And, with the boardroom transferred to the beach, surely there's little harm in indulging in a little festive pleasure on the side…?
Billionaire businessman Daniel De Angelis's plan was simple: a few undercover days at sea to uncover the weaknesses of the ship he plans to acquire. Instead he discovers a vulnerability of his own—gorgeous art teacher Delilah Shaw!
The terms of their liaison were clear: two weeks of complete sensual surrender that ends the moment the cruise ship docks. But stepping back onto dry land brings Delilah back to earth in more ways than one. Now she's facing two very shocking truths: Daniel lied about his identity while tempting her…and now she's pregnant with his baby!
Lucy had a crush on her boss, Nick Constantinou. Then one evening while working late, her dreams came true—Nick arrived at the office unexpectedly and, before they knew it, passion had taken over!
Now that Nick had discovered what lay beneath Lucy's efficient exterior, he could think of nothing else! However, despite his growing feelings for Lucy, he was unprepared for her shocking news…
She rejected him once...
Italian millionaire Angelo Falcone always got his way. But when he suggested to stunning model Francesca Hayley that they make their affair permanent, she turned him down-for reasons she couldn't tell Angelo....
Now he'll make her pay!
Three years later, the anger still rankles. Now Francesca is in Angelo's power-and in his bed. And this time Angelo won't let her go... especially when he discovers she's pregnant with his child!
He's determined to have her…
Greek millionaire Theo Toyas is suspicious of the beautiful but beguiling Abby Clinton. He's convinced that her air of vulnerability conceals a devious woman intent on snatching the Toyas fortune. And he's going to seduce her into telling the truth….
She's determined not to be taken…
Abby is consumed by her attraction to this arrogant Greek. But she must keep her secret…and she must not fall in love with Theo. In fact, she must stay forbidden to him at all costs!
Too late, because Theo's intent on having her as his wife….
When plain-Jane Alex McGuire indulged in an innocent flirtation with a staggeringly perfect stranger, she never expected their paths to cross again.
Meek and dowdy Alex was the ideal distraction for Gabriel Cruz in his heady playboy days…. But, now that he's running the Cruz family business, frivolous distractions are a thing of the past.
So on Alex's first day of her new job she not only finds her perfect stranger is her boss…but she must tell him that their short affair left a lasting impression!
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Victor Temple didn't want the complication of a lovesick secretary, so quiet, efficient Alice was the ideal assistant. He trusted her, paid her well, but was interested only in her performance between nine and five—not after hours!
Then he discovered the stormy affair in her past, and saw behind her businesslike disguise to the real, passionate Alice. Suddenly Victor's interest changed from professional to personal. Alice couldn't ignore the chemistry between them, but would sleeping with the boss lead to disaster, or marriage?
Getting down to business…in the boardroom and the bedroom!
Although Theo's arrogance infuriates her, Sophie can't deny his sensual allure. Their affair is wild and intense. But Sophie fears that this wealthy powerful man can only want her as his temporary mistress, not his forever bride….
Samantha Wilson never forgot the sting of Leo Morgan-White's youthful rejection, but now the brooding billionaire is offering a solution to her mother's debts that she can't refuse.
Leo's deal was simple. Samantha would pose as his fiancée to help secure custody of his late stepbrother's daughter. But Samantha's purity is a breath of fresh air in Leo's cynical world, and the temptation to satisfy his lust for her becomes irresistible.
As the end of their agreement approaches, Sam's ability to resist their potent attraction is buckling under the weight of wearing Leo's ring and the heat of his expert touch…
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This gorgeous Italian needs a nanny! Heather is perfect for the job but, with her dumpy curves, she is nothing like the slim sophisticates who usually grace his bed…. Maybe this bored billionaire needs a change!
Heather's heart has already been broken once, and she's determined not to make the same mistake again—especially with her boss. However, her inexperience proves the ultimate challenge for Leo. He's hired Heather on a temporary contract, but now he wants her…permanently!
Showered with jewels and gifts, Amy knows she should feel lucky. But she longs to be more than just the billionaire's playmate.
Torn between her heart and her head, Amy leaves. And Rafael, determined to win her back, must choose between wanting her as his mistress, or making her his bride—for keeps!
That is, until he meets PA Alice Morgan and he realizes three things:
1) He's jealous…a first.
2) He's in pursuit…also a first.
3) She's immune to his charms…definitely a first!
So he'll draw her to him—his every word an innuendo promising pleasure, his every touch sinfully seductive. And sweet, virginal Alice will come to him willingly so Gabriel can claim his prize…
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She didn't mean to fall for a notorious playboy, but Sarah Scott's head was overruled by Raoul's skillful seduction. Yet after he jets out of her life Raoul's legacy continues.… Sarah is pregnant with the Sinclair heir!
Five years later, single mom Sarah is struggling to make ends meet, working as an office cleaner. Having taken on yet another job, Sarah is on her knees scrubbing floors when her eyes meet those of her designer-clad new boss—the man she's never been able to forget…Raoul.
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Damian Carver is determined to prosecute the woman who stole from his company, and nothing the culprit's sister, Violet Drew, says or does will change his mind. But Violet's determination—not to mention the tempting curves beneath her shapeless coat—intrigue him enough to allow her to earn her sister's freedom….
Damian needs a temporary mistress, and once that mouthwatering body is poured into designer outfits and heels, Violet will fit the bill perfectly! Only, the coldhearted CEO isn't prepared for sweet-natured Violet to turn the tables on his sensuous brand of blackmail….
Defeat leaves a bitter taste in lawyer Chase Evans's mouth. She's worked hard to put the mistakes of her past behind her but it's not in billionaire CEO Alessandro Moretti's nature to forgive…or forget. And in this latest deal, he holds all the cards.
Despite her lies, Alessandro wants the elusive Chase in his bed now more than ever, and he's not above blackmail to get her there. But his punishing regime of red-hot revenge backfires as his increasing desire for Chase threatens his legendary self-control, and still, Chase and her secrets seem just out of his reach….
How does it feel to be one of the beautiful people?
This is a question ordinary girl Holly George never thought she'd be able to answer! Until one sizzling night with brooding Brazilian Luiz changes her life. Not only is Luiz Casella a billionaire—but now Holly is expecting his baby!
Holly can don all the silk and diamonds Luiz can shower her with—but she'll always feel most comfortable working at her animal sanctuary. Yet it seems she might have to get used to living in the world of the rich and famous….
For, a Casella heir cannot be born out of wedlock!
When billionaire Leandro Perez's indispensable and alluring assistant Emily Edison resigns and lets him know what she really thinks of him, he's furious. He won't let her off easily. If she wants to go, she'll pay the price—two weeks in paradise at his beck and call!
Trapped by Leandro, Emily's fragile plan to marry a suitable man to bring security to her family is threatened. And as their attraction gives way to a craving that's impossible to deny Emily will have to make the ultimate choice—duty…or desire?
Heather is different from this tycoon's usual prey: frumpy, talkative and his office cleaner. Although she lacks polish, there's something feisty and passionate about her. Theo thinks she'd be perfect for an affair, at his beck and call until he gets tired of her.
But he doesn't know Heather....
Successful New York businessman Matt Strickland expects nothing but the very best. However, his newest employee—nanny Tess Kelly—is a world away from the requirements stipulated in his advertisement. The words sensible, smart and strict just aren't in this firecracker's vocabulary! Matt's smouldering sexiness might be off the scale, but Tess thinks his capacity for fun definitely shows room for improvement. She's used to bringing out the best in her little charges, but it's a whole different ball game with her gorgeous boss…when he's determined to keep things professional…
Raised by a mother who traded on her looks, buttoned-up accountant Kate Watson is determined to be respected for her brains and not her beauty! But working side by side with notorious billionaire boss Alessandro Preda leaves Kate rattled!
Alessandro is intrigued by virginal Kate. He's used to women flaunting their curves in front of him, not trying to hide them! He will relish the fresh challenge of unleashing the volcano of sensuality he senses within her.
Yet neither is prepared for what happens when one pleasurable night is nowhere near enough…
When Sergio Burzi's table at an exclusive London restaurant is invaded by a stunning woman fleeing a blind date, he's intrigued. Candid, innocent artist Susie Sadler is nothing like the women he normally dates. The urge to sweep her into his gilded realm—if only for the night—is overwhelming.
to nine months!
But there are repercussions to taking what you want, and Sergio's rigidly controlled world is soon shattered—Susie's pregnant! Now they'll have to find a way to face their uncertain future together and resist the craving for each other that impulsive night ignited…
When one night…leads to pregnancy!
SOON TO BE 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.
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