Gideon St. Claire's life revolves around work—just the way he likes it. He's master of his emotions, and the women he dates never get glimpses of his home life beyond the stairs leading to his bedroom….
Feisty and fun loving, with the annoying knack of knowing just how to wind Gideon up, Joey McKinley is the sort of woman he avoids. How does he handle such enthusiasm? But when an old enemy of Joey's starts looking for revenge, Gideon is forced to keep watch over her—day and night….
Lucan St. Claire refuses to take the cursed title of fifteenth Duke of Stourbridge—he wants nothing to do with his heritage, including a magnificent stately home in the English countryside. So when he's forced to return to his family's seat, he takes beautiful new personal assistant Lexie Hamilton with him for some much-needed distraction….
Only Lucan has no idea that his temporary assistant isn't quite who she seems…And by the time he finds out it will be too late!
Jonas Buchanan is a man renowned for being arrogant and seemingly emotionless, both inbusiness and in his private life. He never combines work and pleasure, and steers clear of any woman who doesn't play by his rules….
Rule 1: He doesn't bed virgins.
Rule 2: He doesn't do Christmas.
Mary "Mac" McGuire loves the festive season, and she's as pure as the snow falling outside Jonas's window. But by Christmas Day she might well have Jonas breaking every rule in his book!
Jacob "Sin" Sinclair's one night with prim Luccy ended with an unexpected twist: she left him in the early hours of the morning, without a word!
Luccy was overawed by the sinful billionaire's luxury penthouse. Her cheeks still burn when she thinks of how she succumbed to one night of exquisite pleasure. But her shame is only heightened when she discovers she's expecting Sin's baby!
Sin wastes no time in tracking her down. The Sinclair heir, inheritor to his billions, will not be illegitimate!
The man who brought mistletoe magic to a single mom
Most people dream of a white Christmas. But this particular Yuletide Meg could have done without snow! She'd crashed her car and was forced to seek the kindness of a stranger.
Jed Cole clearly wasn't delighted to have Meg and her little boy foisted upon him. But they found themselves sharing Christmas together—and watching a festive miracle unfold….
Griffin had created the fictitious engagement to avoid his mother's matchmaking—and it seemed Dora had no choice but to go along with it. Now she had to spend all her time with the gorgeous Adonis…. But it wasn't going to be that easy—because secretly, Dora had been in love with Griffin for years, and there was nothing she wanted more than his genuine proposal!
For Sicilian billionaire Cesare Gambrelli, the death of his sister was the fault of reckless Simon Ingram. The feud between the two families could only be settled by vengeance!
It was Ingram's sister Robin who would pay the price. Cesare's plan of revenge demanded marriage and motherhood. It was the last part Cesare savored—with passionate pleasure….
Italian millionaire Gabriel Danti was renowned for his prowess in the bedroom—and Bella Scott was unable to resist the temptation of the night he was offering….
Five years on, Bella is living alone, carving out a life for herself and her little boy. She never thought she'd see Gabriel again!
Gabriel has changed. His dark, dangerous looks are marred by scars. But his desire for Bella hasn't waned—he wants her more than ever now that he knows he has a son….
You are cordially invited
to the marriage of
Darius Wynter, Duke of Carlyne
Dark and dangerous, Darius has a reputation riddled with unsavory rumor…
Lady Arabella St. Claire
Headstrong and feisty, yet more innocent than she'll ever admit…
What is Lady Arabella letting herself in for? Sinister whispers surround the death of Darius's first wife—could Arabella be in jeopardy? Or will the infamous duke prove all of society wrong?
One thing's for sure—after the compromising situation that led to this marriage, Arabella will soon discover the exquisite pleasures of the marriage bed….
Society knows Lucian St. Claire to be one of the wickedest rakes around. His heart is out of reach, but he can certainly charm a lady. Now the time has come for Lucian to produce an heir—so first he must choose a wife!
Young, vivacious and high-spirited, Grace Hetherington is definitely not the kind of woman he's looking for. Yet there's something irresistible about her—and when they're caught in a rather compromising situation, he has no choice but to make her his convenient bride….
Niccolo D'Alessandro has never seen eye to eye with spirited redhead Daniella Bell. So he's shocked to discover that the mystery woman he's just made love to after a Venetian-style masked party was Dani!
Their night together was the most amazing of Dani's life, but with a failed marriage behind her she never wants to wed again. But Niccolo has other ideas.… When Dani announces she's pregnant with his baby, the uncompromising Italian has only one demand: she will become his wife!
Andie was fiercely determined to bring up her child—alone. The conception had taken place in a moment of madness, with a man whom Andie was convinced was in love with another woman.
However, Adam Munroe was also a close family friend and Andie knew she couldn't avoid him forever....
Was Luc short for Lucifer? Darci wondered, because Luc Gambrelli was the most sinfully tempting man she'd ever encountered!
Her plan was simple: she'd teach womanizer Luc a lesson by leading him on then dumping him. But the irresistible Sicilian turned the tables on Darci! Unable to resist Luc's seduction, Darci feared he'd discover she wasn't a sophisticated tease, but was an innocent—and in way over her head!
Rules are made to be broken
Beth Blake used to have a perfectly normal life in London until a secret from the past thrusts her into notoriety and she finds herself in Argentina under the watchful eye of a bodyguard. Controlling, insufferable and sinfully sexy to boot, Raphael Cordoba is a thorn in her independent side!
Guarding Beth should be easy for Raphael—as long as he remembers the golden rule: do not touch the client, especially when she's the sister of your best friend! But feisty Beth requires a particular attentiveness that brings the illicit temptation of her even closer….
On her boss's orders…
For her entire life, pastry-chef Grace Blake has been the pinnacle of politeness. Yet less than a day into the contract with her enigmatic Argentinean boss, Cesar Navarro, all of her good manners—and her good sense!—have flown out of the window.
Cesar's got his sexy little spitfire of a chef right where he wants her—in his penthouse, at his command! He knows his staff should be off-limits, but Grace has tantalized his jaded palate, and Cesar finds himself ordering something new from the menu—a taste of the forbidden….
Risking it all?
World-renowned gallery owner Rafe D'Angelo has firm boundaries for his romantic conquests and is notorious for leaving ladies wanting more. Which is why it's such a shock to wake and find—for the first time ever—the sheets beside him cold….
Nina Palitov's only act of defiance against a life lived under her father's oppressive control was to spend an exquisite night with Rafe. But Nina should have known that this D'Angelo relishes a challenge. His pursuit of her provokes a passion she's never experienced before, but with her family's deepest secret at risk, it's essential she doesn't become Rafe's latest prize!
Two gorgeous men called Xander…
Two proud fathers about to claim their heirs!
The Greek and the Single Mom by Julia James
For Greek tycoon Xander Anaketos only money talks, and when he breezes back into Claire's life, he wants her back in his bed. But what will he do when he discovers his impoverished ex-mistress is also the loving mother of his child?
The Millionaire's Contract Bride by Carole Mortimer
Impossibly rich Xander Fraser wants struggling single mother Casey Bridges to be his bride…of convenience! Casey knows their marriage can never be real, but that doesn't stop her falling for her new husband….
Look for 8 new exciting stories every month from Harlequin Presents!
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Claiming his woman…
Shay is the raven-haired beauty the Falconer brothers called Gypsy. Irresistible to each brother, it was Lyon Falconer who claimed her—when he didn't have the right… Yet it was Ricky, the youngest Falconer, who picked up the fragments of Shay's shattered life and married her out of love.
But, with her husband's death, destiny has hurled Shay back within Lyon's reach. Now Lyon has a final chance to prove that Shay has always been—and would always be—his!
He's the most accomplished lover in England, and the finest tutor in pleasure that ever lived!
Lady Julianna Armitage is on a mission:
- The goal: Discover passion and learn the true art of lovemaking, something she never experienced in her short, loveless marriage.
- The teacher: The devastatingly handsome Marcus Wilding, Duke of Worthing; the one man she could never have…until now.
- The outcome: Pure, decadent, indulgent satisfaction!
Julianna is determined to maintain control, but as Marcus unleashes a sensual siege that awakens her every sense, it soon becomes clear that losing control can be the most delicious thing of all!
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Rakes about town
ZACHARY BLACK: DUKE OF DEBAUCHERY
Available October 2014
DARIAN HUNTER: DUKE OF DESIRE
Available November 2014
Six weeks ago a car accident left Xander Sterne with a broken leg and, much to his annoyance, the need for live-in assistance. But to Xander's surprise, help arrives in the exquisitely tempting shape of Samantha Smith. A broken leg won't be an obstacle for this legendary lothario!
With her boss launching a flirtatious—and persistent!—assault on Sam's every attempt to remain professional and unmoved by his skilled seduction, she starts to wonder just how long it will be before he convinces her to join him in redefining the meaning of "personal assistant…"
Having run away from home to avoid an unwanted betrothal, Lady Elizabeth Copeland must keep her disguise as an elderly lady's companion at all times.
Even when she's called upon to nurse the lady's nephew—who rather infuriatingly happens to be the most incredible-looking man she's ever seen….
Elizabeth yearns to break out of Betsy's drab dresses to reveal that she's of the same blue blood as the rakish Nathaniel. But she must not! Unless Nathaniel gets under her guard, and elicits a confession….
Count Wolf Gambrelli annoyed, irritated… and aroused her. Angelica tried to hate the Sicilian, but couldn't get him out of her head! Wolf had been chosen to protect her, and Angelica hoped her body would not betray her under the intense scrutiny of his gaze. It was clear that Wolf wanted Angelica—and he'd stop at nothing to bed her….
Rupert Stirling, Duke of Stratton, has long since acquired the nickname Devil. And with outrageous exploits both in and out of ladies' bedchambers, my, has he earned it!
Risqué behavior is beyond Pandora Maybury, widowed Duchess of Wyndwood—although with her dark secret she's far too well acquainted with being the subject of ribald gossip for her liking. If only the Ton knew just how innocent she really was…including Rupert who, after rescuing her from a compromising situation, seems intent on wickedly compromising her himself!
Who's your dream hero? A calculating prince, or a powerful Greek tycoon? An imposing billionaire or a seductive sheikh? Don't settle for just one when you can get EIGHT in this bundle of all July 2009 Harlequin Presents! Bundle includes Billionaire Prince, Pregnant Mistress by Sandra Marton, The Greek Tycoon's Blackmailed Mistress by Lynne Graham, The Brunelli Baby Bargain by Kim Lawrence, The Sheikh's Love-Child by Kate Hewitt, Pregnant with the Billionaire's Baby by Carole Mortimer, Pirate Tycoon, Forbidden Baby by Janette Kenny, Surrender to the Playboy Sheikh by Kate Hardy, and Sheikh Boss, Hot Desert Nights by Susan Stephens.
Enigmatic beauty Ellie Rosewood is the talk of the ton. Her appointed guardian, Justin, Duke of Royston, has one job—to find Miss Rosewood a husband. But confirmed rake Justin wants Ellie all for himself!
Or lady of mystery?
With her coming out a huge success, Ellie is overwhelmed by the attention of London's most eligible bachelors. She finds an unexpected haven in the company of the arrogant Justin, and he begins to discover there is more to this unworldly wallflower than first appears….
A Season of Secrets
A lady never tells…
Five years later, Rufus and Gabriella must marry to obtain their inheritances. On their wedding day, Gabriella is shocked when Rufus kisses her passionately! Will Rufus use their marriage as an excuse to have her in his bed—whenever he wants?
Annie is a single mother who adores her young son—but as one of the notorious Balfour heiresses, she will have to work hard to give her baby a normal childhood. Then a chance meeting forces her back into the world of Luca de Salvatore, the gorgeous father of her child!
Luca doesn't know that he has a son. Annie has to tell him, but Luca can't see past her spoiled and scandalous Balfour reputation. Can Annie find a way to make Luca understand—and let her little boy know his father?
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However, during a working weekend away, Marcus started getting very personal with his assistant. Without her glasses and prim clothes, Kit felt naked — which suited Marcus just fine!
Lady Diana Copeland has hot-footed it to London to tell her new guardian, Lord Faulkner, exactly what she thinks of his outrageous marriage demands! Well, with her two flighty sisters having run off, no one else is going to do it….
Surely this magnificent man with a naughty glint in his eye can't be the pompous old fool she was expecting? Inhaling deeply, Diana fights not to get lost in the depths of Lord Faulkner's intoxicating gaze…or to make the worst forfeit—by agreeing to be the lord's new countess!
Madison is bound by contract to work-and live!-with the director for the next eight months! How will she keep her true identity a secret for so long? She knows Gideon will sack her if he finds out, but she's so irresistibly attracted to him-ever since their first steamy kiss...
The deed: In the dark of night, British spy Christian Seaton, Duke of Sutherland, abducts Lisette Duprée and flees French mercenaries in a race against time. Christian must protect her at all costs—Lisette is the answer to everything in the Dangerous Dukes' work for the crown.
The difficulty: Innocent Lisette is an enticing temptation who's increasingly hard to resist!
The Soldier's Christmas Miracle by Gayle Wilson
Wounded soldier Guy Wakefield has finally found the woman who saved his life. Isabella Stowe accepts his gratitude, but it will take more than a kiss under the mistletoe to convince this world-weary widow to accept his proposal….
Snowbound and Seduced by Amanda McCabe
Mary Bassington, Lady Derrington, longs to be the carefree woman she once was. But she gets more than she bargained for this Christmas when she's snowbound with old flame Dominick, Viscount Amesby, who reignites her passion for life—and love!
Christmas at Mulberry Hall by Carole Mortimer
Spending Christmas alone with his unconventional ward pushes the boundaries of propriety—and self-control—too far for Lord Gideon Grayson. So he takes delectably pure Amelia Ashford to Mulberry Hall—but that pesky mistletoe is still all around….
The gorgeous bachelor was intriguing, his little son was adorable. Yet Cat couldn't help being suspicious of Caleb's motives. She longed to surrender to his passion, but that would also mean trusting him with her well-guarded secret....
What will make your heart beat a little faster this month? How about a maverick sheikh who doesn't play by the rules? A brooding hero in need of love? Or maybe a charismatic billionaire tycoon? Whatever you crave, you will find eight stories filled with drama, passion and glamour that are guaranteed to get your pulse racing in this collection of February 2010 Harlequin Presents! Bundle includes: The Desert King's Housekeeper Bride by Carol Marinelli; Ruthless Magnate, Convenient Wife by Lynne Graham; The Infamous Italian's Secret Baby by Carole Mortimer; Pure Princess, Bartered Bride by Caitlin Crews; Bought: The Greek's Baby by Jennie Lucas; The Rich Man's Blackmailed Mistress by Robyn Donald; Magnate's Mistress...Accidentally Pregnant! by Kimberly Lang; and Marriage: For Business or Pleasure? by Nicola Marsh.
Robyn had faced a lot in her marriage to a no‐good, selfish charmer. So from the moment she met hot‐shot author Sinclair Thornton, she's tried to discourage this sexy, easy‐going millionaire from invading her life. Her twins have enough to deal with adjusting to one part‐time father, they don't need a second.
Yet Robyn can't deny that she wants Sin's caresses—she just can't deal with the intense emotional intimacy between them. But Sin won't be satisfied until he has claimed all of Robyn…
Originally published in 1985
It doesn't take long for Ellie to find out--and it's hard to resist the lure of mistletoe...and marriage!
Three years ago Adam Carmichael had walked out on Maggi when she needed him most. Now he was back, to pick up their marriage where he'd left off—or so he thought! Maggi's first reaction was to finalize their divorce, but Adam refused point-blank. Maggi became furious—not with Adam, but with herself, because, to her dismay, part of her was relieved!
Torn between divorce and desire, Maggi knew she should follow her head, not her heart. But Adam wasn't going to let her go without a fight.
Carole Mortimer "delivers quality romance."
Drakon Lyonedes has it all: power, wealth, sex appeal…and any woman he wants! Until the beautiful Gemini Bartholomew steps into his life, that is…
Confronting him over his plan to turn her family home into a hotel, Gemini intrigues Drakon. The problem? Long-term just isn't in this infamously arrogant tycoon's vocabulary—and Gemini is a virgin who surely wants more than one night of sizzling, scorching passion…?
She's determined to defy him, but whose willpower will prove the strongest?
Rufus, tall, dark handsome widower, seeks nanny for daughter, Jessica.
Annie, young, pretty, and with experience caring for children, wants position as live-in nanny. Would welcome the chance to be part of a family.
Jessica, eight years old, hopes for new wife for her dad. Her nanny, Annie, is just great, and anybody can see how much Daddy likes her—he even kissed her in the library! So why doesn't he make her a Diamond bride? Because silly Daddy's got it wrong and thinks Annie is in love with someone else, that's why….
Until she meets handsome American Gabriel Vaughan at a Christmas party. Gabe's determined to get close to her, seduce her and sooner or later he'll recognize her...as a former society lady with a secret...
Joanne Delaney will do anything to protect her beloved daughter from a custody claim—including marrying for :onvenience! Only, she receives two unexpected proposals—one from handsome stranger Nick Mason, and another from wealthy businessman David Banning….
Within days, Brianna was riding a roller coaster of emotion: surprise after surprise emerged about her past, and she was in danger of falling for Nathan—which would never do! One of her discoveries about her family suggested that Nathan's passion for her could have startling consequences….
Then Jonathan's sudden interest in her caught her by surprise. But she couldn't let herself respond to the sensual man she sensed lay beneath Jonathan's arrogant exterior. Because, despite Jonathan's less-than-favorable opinion of her, Tory was actually still a virgin, and not equipped to play his sophisticated game....
He's one of the most talked about men in New York—and interior designer Eva Grey has heard all the stories. Yes, Markos is powerful, wealthy and unbearably good-looking, but Eva knows that while he might make a girl feel special for one searingly hot night, that's all he's good for.… After her disastrous marriage, he's just the type of man she should avoid.
But when Markos hires Eva to decorate his penthouse, it's too lucrative an opportunity to turn down…and one that shatters Eva's resolve to stay firmly out of Markos's bedroom!