But if Rena is expecting a marriage of convenience—sharing their lives but never a bed—she has a shock in store. Ford has long been intrigued by his shy bride, and he fully intends to be a husband in every sense of the word!
As a stranger, Flynn had just one imperfection: an overriding obsession with secrecy. Danielle was intrigued—dangerously sexy, Flynn had awakened more than her journalistic curiosity. She sensed a story; she also sensed trouble. The problem was, the more involved she got, the less convinced Danielle was that she was chasing the story and not Flynn! Was she falling for a man who didn't even trust her with his last name?
Yancie's new job as driver to business tycoon Thomson Wakefield is a challenge—he finds it difficult to conceal his irritation as she struggles with one mishap after another! Yet, Yancie knows her boss is a man with whom she could fall in love. Love for Yancie means getting married—does it mean the same to Thomson?
It takes an icy road aid a near-tragic accident to give Yancie her answer—when Thomson proposes from his hospital bed. But the next day he seems to have forgotten the whole thing, including the fact that Yancie didn't get a chance to say yes!
THE MARRIAGE PLEDGE: For three cousins it has to be marriage—pure and simple!
Their scorching, sensual affair ended in heartbreak and recrimination, but Christian Grey cannot get Anastasia Steele out of his mind, or his blood. Determined to win her back, he tries to suppress his darkest desires and his need for complete control, and to love Ana on her own terms.
But the horrors of his childhood still haunt him, and Ana’s scheming boss, Jack Hyde, clearly wants her for himself. Can Christian’s confidant and therapist, Dr. Flynn, help him face down his demons? Or will the possessiveness of Elena, his seducer, and the deranged devotion of Leila, his former submissive, drag Christian down into the past?
And if Christian does win Ana back, can a man so dark and damaged ever hope to keep her?
Prue wishes she'd never told her English family she would be bringing a gorgeous, rugged Australian home for her sister's wedding. There is no such man! At least, not until Prue meets Nat—and they decide to go to London together…
The last place finishing school instructor Mrs. Jane Munroe belongs, is in polite Society. Vowing to never wed, she’s been scuttled around from post to post. Now she finds herself in the Marquess of Waverly’s household. She’s never met a nobleman she liked, and when she meets the pompous, arrogant marquess, she remembers why. But soon, she discovers Gabriel is unlike any gentleman she’s ever known.
All he wants is a companion for his sister:
What Gabriel finds himself with instead, is a fiery spirited, bespectacled woman who entices him at every corner and challenges his age-old vow to never trust his heart to a woman. But…there is something suspicious about his sister’s companion. And he is determined to find out just what it is.
All they need is each other:
As Gabriel and Jane confront the truth of their feelings, the lies and secrets between them begin to unravel. And Jane is left to decide whether or not it is ever truly safe to love a lord.
"You must be the most impudent female I've ever employed!"
Vere Tolladine had a nerve—how dare he imply that she was the one with the attitude problem? The man was infuriating, objectionable! So why did he arouse such wild, bewildering emotions in Fabienne?
What did she care if he had fascinating gray eyes—or that he was a kind, gentle uncle to his vulnerable seven-year-old-twin niece and nephew? Perhaps she didn't hate him so much after all? But Vere seemed more interested in his beautiful, delicate stepsister-in-law.
So where did that leave Fabienne?
Raoul D'Arillac has, as the heir to the throne, been betrothed to a stranger since he was born. But as his arranged wedding approaches, he realizes he's fallen for another woman. Yet schoolteacher Lee Gresham doesn't have a drop of royal blood....
The King's Bride by Lucy Gordon
A life of duty and protocol had made King Daniel of Voltavia seem aloof. But after one kiss, Lizzie Booth could sense that underneath his cool exterior lay a passionate man. A man who was falling in love with Lizzie despite his best intentions....
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.
Mitchell Rath thrives on challenge. Taking over ailing companies has made him a powerful, wealthy man. But one business empire eludes him—and it belongs to Elaine Stuben.
This determined tycoon has little time for pleasure—and no time at all for emotional involvement! But when it comes to Elaine's company, Mitchell's hardened heart starts to feel some unwelcome twinges of compassion! And, worse still, in her presence his cool reserve is fast giving way to an all-consuming heat….
Belvia and Josy were twins but, although they looked alike, they were chalk and cheese when it came to their characters. Josy had always been painfully shy, whilst Belvia—well, she wasn't afraid of speaking her mind.
When sisters are in a tight spot they stick together. Josy had a secret that Belvia was determined to keep. And that meant keeping Josy away from Latham Tavenner. Unfortunately the family company needed Latham's help. Belvia had no alternative than to attract Latham's attention.
Latham Tavenner knew exactly which sister he wanted. But he wasn't about to let Belvia know that.
Jordan dotes on his little daughter and can't refuse her anything. When she begs for Felicity Fairfax as her live-in nanny, Jordan gives in—despite having a grudge against the Fairfax family!
Loving each other in secret…
Both are astonished when their enforced intimacy leads to a fiery attraction. How can they be falling for each other? And living under the same roof means nothing can be hidden—not their growing passion, nor a family secret that's about to turn everything upside down…
The Texas rancher and navy SEAL who fathered Bristol Lockett’s son died a hero’s death…or so she was told. Yet when Laramie “Coop” Cooper strolls into her exhibit at an art gallery three years later, he’s very much alive—and still making her pulse zing. The all-consuming chemistry between them is as undeniable now as it was then, but Bristol won’t risk her heart—or their son’s. Little does Bristol know he’s determined to win over his unexpected family at any cost!
The Westmoreland Legacy:
Friends and relatives of the legendary Westmoreland family find love!
Discover the full miniseries!
Book 1: The Rancher Returns
Book 2: His Secret Son
Book 3: An Honorable Seduction
“Brenda Jackson writes romance that sizzles and characters you fall in love with.”
—New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster
Saville Craythorne was not amused! He'd discovered that Edney—his new assistant—was in fact the pretty girl he'd asked for a date last Saturday night!
Edney was mortified! The tall, handsome stranger who'd kissed her and invited her out to dinner was now her boss!
Edney needed her job, and Saville made it clear he never indulged in after-hours affairs! The only answer was to be cool and utterly professional—but that was easier said than done…when attraction was on the agenda!
Marrying the Boss
From boardroom…to bride and groom!
Lacey is determined: she'll take one year off from her successful career to have their baby, then she'll leave. Unless Dermid can convince her to stay?
Mitch must never guess Lorna's true feelings, but pretending to be in love leads to complications. If Lorna walks away, she loses everything. But as the attraction between them intensifies, should she take a risk and confess her secrets?
A Christmas surprise!
Lysan was miles away from home at this special time of year. She missed her family and friends, but found it all too easy to forget that she was engaged—to a man she could never love. And the longer she spent with Dante, her Latin host, the more she knew she was marrying the wrong man.
Lysan's dilemma became ever more clear: should she carry out her duty to her fiancé and family, or follow her desire for the only man she had ever truly wanted? One thing was certain—this Christmas would be one to remember!
Claire is overjoyed by this unexpected arrival. But Adam is concerned about the mystery surrounding the baby's origins and insists they find out who the real parents are, before they adopt this little boy as their own. Having a baby changes everything—will it change their marriage?
Phinn Hawkins is a stable girl happy with mud on her boots and straw in her hair…
She's not fooled by eligible bachelor Ty Allardyce's good looks and sinful smile—he's impossibly arrogant and annoying!
Ty's a hotshot London financier, pin-striped from tip to toe…
And he's bought Phinn's beloved Honeysuckle Farm. He thinks she's quietly packing her bags, but Phinn won't leave without a fight….
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….
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.
True, David Elliot is ideal husband material. He's handsome, talented and happy to fulfill his side of the bargain—Eve gets to please her family, and David gets to run the business. But sealing the deal with a kiss changes everything. David orders their marriage contract to be torn up—and Eve to share his bed!
Lydie Pearson was convinced that she was the one calling the shots when she asked Jonah Marriott for help saving her family's estate. After all, Lydie's father had helped Jonah build his business, so surely it's now payback time?
Only, Lydie is unaware that Jonah is no longer indebted to her family. He helps them, but only because he's an honorable man. Lydie is shocked to discover she now owes Jonah a fortune! Then he delivers an emotional bombshell: the only way he'll allow Lydie to repay him is with her hand in marriage….
Chesnie Cosgrove is overjoyed when she lands the job of senior secretary to handsome tycoon Joel Davenport. Joel may be demanding to work for, but it's the long line of women trying to date him that's driving Chesnie mad!
…and convenient wife?
The tables are turned when Joel discovers Chesnie is casually dating his arch rival. The best way to deal with this "little problem," he decides, is to announce his own engagement—to Chesnie! But is his proposal strictly professionaL.or more personal?
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.
Yorke Mackinnon was determined to get back his grandmother's emerald ring…. Grandma had given him two choices: return the ring to her, or give it to the woman he wanted to marry.
Sabina was safekeeping her best friend's engagement ring. When Yorke turned up with some wild story that the ring had been stolen, Sabina wouldn't just tamely hand it over.
So Yorke was prepared to make a deal: Sabina got to keep the ring, but only if she wore it—and pretended to be his fiancée!
Ms. Steele pens a touching love story…"
SIMPLY THE BEST. Authors you'll treasure, books you'll want to keep!
In Wicked Promise by Kat Martin, when the loathsome Lord Bascomb tries to force her into marriage, Elizabeth Woolcot, against her will, must appeal to her influential guardian. Nicholas Warring, known as the Wicked Early, is a darkly handsome charismatic figure--with the power to save her but a past that could put her reputation dangerously at risk. A ruthless womanizer, he has also been convicted of murder--and barely escaped hanging.
A rogue's tainted honor
Elizabeth can't help her attraction to the man who haunts her dreams--nor he his hunger for her. But she knows it can never be. For Nicholas is a married man. Then a heinous crime shatters their lives--and Nick is the natural suspect. Elizabeth wants to believe in his innocence more than life and love itself--but can she trust a man who has killed before?
But when she met Cole Barringer all the potential candidates paled in comparison to this sexy bachelor. The solution was obvious….
Cole was dead against Jen's crazy, half-baked marriage scheme! Marry for convenience rather than for love—no way! So how come it was Cole walking with her down the aisle…?
It all happened so fast!
Gideon Langford suggested to Ellena that, to gain guardianship of baby Violette, she should marry him. It took Ellena a few seconds to get over her shock—just one of many since Violette's parents went missing on vacation….
There was no time to waste!
Gideon reckoned they needed a marriage certificate within days, otherwise their claim to Violette would be in jeopardy. For the sake of her tiny niece, Ellena became Mrs Gideon Langford….
Only married for the moment?
Gideon insisted that, for appearances' sake, he and Ellena live together as man and wife. Which was fine—until they fell in love and began to wonder what would happen if Violette's mom and dad were ever found….
Who says you can't hurry love?
The payment can't be settled with money or favors. He only wants one thing. Me.
Every action gets a reward. A button. Once I fill his jar with three hundred and sixty-five buttons, he'll let me go. He'll let me walk away.
But I have to earn every single one. By submitting to the darkest, cruelest, and most beautiful man I've ever known.
** TRIGGER WARNING ** There are some dark and disturbing scenes of abuse and punishment.
1. He can't be tempted to have an affair.
2. He's not allowed to fall in love with her.
3. And definitely, under no circumstances, is he to propose marriage!
How will a self-respecting bachelor like Chase handle such a challenge?
Run like the wind—or face it like a man...?
How could Elexa stop her family bugging her about finding a "nice" man to marry? Right now, she wanted to concentrate on her career. The solution arrived in the shape of wealthy businessman Noah Peverelle, who wanted a son, but who had no time for emotional entanglements. Impulsively Elexa accepted when Noah proposed.
But their convenient, part-time marriage wasn't working out as planned. For one thing, Elexa made the mistake of falling in love with her husband….
"Sorry Christian and Gideon, there’s a new heartthrob for you to contend with. Meet Talon. Talon Steel." - Booktopia
"Hardt delivers a brand-new series with rugged cowboys and scintillating sex. Talon and Jade’s instant chemistry heats up the pages..." -RT Book Reviews
"This book is so raw and addictive! Hands down my new favorite series this year." -Meredith Wild, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
"Ms. Hardt weaves magic with her keyboard and what remains is a beautifully written first installment about two people who are broken but not destroyed... How Hardt weaves the past with the present, while keeping the reader guessing about the secrets the brothers barricade from others, is flawless." -Heroes & Heartbreaker
"This one totally ignited a flame inside me and tore me to SHREDS....buried secrets and harsh realities that test this couple will leave readers gripping the edge of their books and hoping and praying for a miracle... " -Pretty Little Books
"Talon has hit my top five list... up there next to Jamie Fraser and Gideon Cross." -Angel Payne, USA Today Bestselling Author
"CRAVING is the jaw-dropping book, you NEED to read!" -New York Time Bestselling Author Lisa Renee Jones
"Talon is a sexy, intriguing leading man and Jade, our lady left at the altar is a sweet and relatable girl you just want to hug. Together they build a steaming hot relationship you really root for from the first chapter!" -CD Reiss New York Times Bestselling Author
After being left at the altar, Jade Roberts seeks solace at her best friend's ranch on the Colorado western slope. Her humiliation still ripe, she doesn't expect to be attracted to her friend's reticent brother, but when the gorgeous cowboy kisses her, all bets are off.
Talon Steel is broken. Having never fully healed from a horrific childhood trauma, he simply exists, taking from women what is offered and giving nothing in return...until Jade Roberts catapults into his life. She is beautiful, sweet, and giving, and his desire for her becomes a craving he fears he'll never be able to satisfy.
Passion sizzles between the two lovers...but long-buried secrets haunt them both and may eventually tear them apart.
Caprice was equally determined not to fall for Gabe. She'd come hoping to discover the truth about her father's past. Yet she found Gabe and his little girl, Willow, irresistible. If only she could convince Gabe to trust in love once more…
Merren was determined to repay Jarad, and he was happy to suggest a solution: be his steady girlfriend for a year! At first, Merren reckoned she'd got the better part of their bargain—being escorted by Jarad was no hardship—until he decided that their deal included other duties as well!
Renowned beauty Lady Linnet is torn between two desires: revenge on those who destroyed her family or marriage to her childhood sweetheart Sir James Rayburn. One fateful night, she makes a misguided choice: she sacrifices Jamie's love for a chance at vengeance.
TRUST A BEAUTY WITH A PAST?
Jamie Rayburn returns to England in search of a virtuous wife-only to find the lovely Linnet as bewitching as ever. Their reckless affair ignites anew, even hotter than before, although Jamie vows to never again trust her with his heart. Then just as Linnet begins to make amends, she's tempted by one last opportunity to settle old scores. But a final retribution could cost her Jamie's love - this time forever.
Now Lainey has uncovered a secret, and she's shocked to realize that she might have misjudged her husband. She still loves Gabe, and hopes they might pick up where they left off—on their wedding night! But how will Gabe react when his prodigal wife returns?
Carter Hamilton didn't approve of women in the boardroom—especially not redheads who gave as good as they got!
Ashlyn Ainsworth certainly didn't want a directorship with Carter Hamilton's company. But, for her family's sake, she would have to grin and bear it.
So it was hardly surprising that, from the first, Ashlyn and Carter just didn't get along. But in spite of warning her not to flirt with her male colleagues, Carter developed a grudging admiration of Ashlyn's PR skills. Ashlyn, for her part, couldn't deny Carter's skills with women. The man was unbearable to work with, too attractive to ignore.
Oh, no! Falling in love with Carter hadn't been part of Ashlyn's agenda…!
"Ms. Steele pens a touching love story…"
Jake Adams is determined to reclaim his wife, and unravel the tangle of secrets that pulled them apart three years ago. The chemistry between them is still strong, and Meg can't deny the intensity of her attraction for Jake.
But she's guarding her heart—and a baby secret that will change their lives forever….
DIRTY SEXY SAINT
Clay Kincaid knows he's more a sinner than a saint. Especially when it comes to women. With a rough and damaged past that has left him jaded, he doesn't do committed relationships. But he does like sex—the hotter and harder, the better. He likes it fast and filthy, which is why he refuses to even touch someone as sweet and guileless as Samantha Jamieson. Until he discovers that she likes it just as down and dirty as he does.
DIRTY SEXY INKED
Breaking hearts is what wild and rebellious Mason Kincaid does best. Hit it and quit it is his motto, and with his bad boy reputation and tattoos, he doesn't lack for female companionship. Until one hot night with the one woman he swore he'd never touch becomes an all consuming addiction he can't kick. Katrina Sands has been his best friend for years, but now that he knows what she feels like, and tastes like, there is no going back to being just friends. Hot, dirty sex has never felt so good...or so right.
DIRTY SEXY CUFFED
As a cop, Levi Kincaid is all about discipline and control . . .in the bedroom, and out of it, and he's always been very careful about choosing women who abide by his rules. Hot sex and intense pleasure? No problem. Emotional commitment and forever promises? No way. But he never anticipates falling for a blue eyed angel who makes him want to cuff her to his bed and do dirty, sexy things to her. And that control of his? It doesn't stand a chance against Sarah Robins, the one woman he can't resist . . .
DIRTY SEXY SINNER
After a lifetime of lies, deceit and betrayal, Jackson Stone isn't a man who trusts easily—with women being at the top of the list. Now he’s all about control in every aspect of his life. Especially between the sheets. Hot, mutual pleasure with a woman? No problem, as long as he’s in charge. But there’s something different about sexy bartender Tara Kent that he finds irresistible, in bed and out. Something that has him willing to compromise his principles and bend his rules. Let the sinning begin.
Determined to resist such an arrogant man, Jermaine was infuriated to find that their working relationship left her wanting more from him. Only, the scheming Edwina already had Lukas in her sights! But just as Jermaine began to give up on Lukas ever noticing her, he started to pay her very close attention indeed…
Having turned her back on her life as an heiress, Pepper is determined to make it alone. Moving to London and being reunited with her long-lost cousins has given her the confidence to be herself. Now she's thrown into turmoil when Steven challenges her to take their attraction further…as far as the altar?
"The chemistry in Melt is explosive!" - RT Book Reviews
"Melt has earned a solid place at the top of my MUST-READ list! " -Angel Payne, USA Today bestselling author
"Just when you have one question answered more are brought to life keeping you one the edge of your seat page after page." -Wicked Babes Blog
"Helen has given us a series with men that will not only Melt your heart, they will heat up your soul." -The Book Fairy Reviews
"Ms. Hardt has continued to weave her web in this installment, and the results are every bit as good…or perhaps better…than what we have seen so far. With every answer, there is another question. " -Bare Naked Words
"Melt. That is definitely a proper name for this book. Not only did I melt many times while reading it, I also went up in flames." -Tina at Bookalicious Babes Blog
Jonah Steel is intelligent, rich, and hard-working. As the oldest of his siblings, he was charged by his father to protect them.
He failed in the worst way.
Dr. Melanie Carmichael has her own baggage. Although the renowned therapist was able to help Jonah’s brother, she is struggling with feelings of inadequacy. When the oldest Steel walks into her office seeking solace, she can’t turn her back.
As Melanie and Jonah attempt to work through their issues together, desperately trying to ignore the desire brewing between them, ghosts from both their pasts surface…and danger draws near.
The boss has
found his bride…
Karrie has been instantly smitten by company executive Farne Maitland. His mesmerizing blue eyes and powerful masculinity have won her over, and she's been the envy of her colleagues since they found out just who she's been dating!
But Farne is a man of the world and he's keen to take their relationship another step further—while Karrie isn't! Her upbringing has made her determined that she will be a virgin bride. So, as Farne sees it, there's one solution: marry—and quick!
Midwife Martha Cade has decided. When he returns in February, she is going to marry Mayor Thomas Dillon. That is the only decision in life in which she feels confident these days. Everything else around her feels like it's changing too fast, from her daughter's obvious affection for the town's young doctor to Martha realizing she's ready to pass on her role as midwife to someone younger. Even her beloved town of Trinity is changing.
The 1830s Pennsylvania town, having mushroomed in size and population, is becoming an important agricultural and economic center for the region, and soon a canal will connect it even more to the outside world.
It is a season that will set the course for the rest of her life. Martha will need every ounce of confidence, courage, and faith she possesses to overcome the obstacles that will make her life far more challenging and difficult than she can dare to imagine.
Dodie has just been asked to be chief bridesmaid at her sister's huge celebrity wedding! She's always felt inadequate next to her slim, beautiful, famous sister--so there's only one thing for it: Dodie's going on a diet and she needs a personal trainer's help! Next time a bride?
It's going to take a miracle for Dodie to lose two dress sizes in time for the wedding, especially given her major weakness--chocolate! But she soon discovers another weakness--her live-in personal trainer, Brad Morgan. He's absolutely gorgeous and determined to prove to Dodie that the ultimate reward would be finding someone who loves her just as she is. In other words--him!
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.
Clare decides to have some fun with the bachelor playboy. A no-strings affair with Mark could be just what she needs to take her mind off her work! But Clare is unprepared for the sexy twinkle in his eye, and the provocative intimacy between them. She soon realizes she's accidentally fallen for him.…
Marriages of convenience are so...inconvenient.
For months Holland Bakker has invented excuses to descend into the subway station near her apartment, drawn to the captivating music performed by her street musician crush. Lacking the nerve to actually talk to the gorgeous stranger, fate steps in one night in the form of a drunken attacker. Calvin Mcloughlin rescues her, but quickly disappears when the police start asking questions.
Using the only resource she has to pay the brilliant musician back, Holland gets Calvin an audition with her uncle, Broadway’s hottest musical director. When the tryout goes better than even Holland could have imagined, Calvin is set for a great entry into Broadway—until his reason for disappearing earlier becomes clear: he’s in the country illegally, his student visa having expired years ago.
Seeing that her uncle needs Calvin as much as Calvin needs him, a wild idea takes hold of her. Impulsively, she marries the Irishman, her infatuation a secret only to him. As their relationship evolves and Calvin becomes the darling of Broadway—in the middle of the theatrics and the acting-not-acting—will Holland and Calvin to realize that they both stopped pretending a long time ago?
beautiful baby. She's convinced that Patrick Cameron
is the father, though he insists that's impossible.
Secretly suspecting that his late brother might well
be the little girl's father, Patrick still believes it's
his duty to care for Claire and baby Jess…
As he becomes a permanent fixture in their lives, duty
turns to burning attraction for one—and besotted
devotion for the other! All thoughts of bachelorhood
are replaced by a dream of becoming a husband and
a father. But everything is turned upside down when
the truth about Jess's paternity finally comes to light…
When the young ladies of the Fairchild family learn that their stepfather has absconded with their late mother's fortune, Ava, the eldest, hunts down the notoriously wealthy rakehell Jared Broderick, the Marquis of Middleton and heir to a dukedom. Much to her shock and delight, the marquis sweeps her into a whirlwind romance and proposes marriage. But after their passionate wedding night, Ava discovers Jared has ulterior motives of his own. Not only does he expect her to deliver an heir while he continues to enjoy a rogue's life, but Ava also suspects she is a pawn in her husband's quest for revenge. Marriages of convenience work for some, but for Ava a loveless bond won't do. So she devises a bold plan to confront her husband's demons so that he might be free to choose to give her his heart for the right reason: because she is the only woman he will ever truly desire.
"Helen has weaved a delicately balanced story of intrigue, secrets and passion, which practically melts the pages." -Bare Naked Words
"The love story between Talon and Jade continues in Obsession. An apt title to be sure, because everyone is obsessed. Dear Ms. Helen Hardt, I toss many profanities your way for making me wait. Though I give you my deepest gratitude for building the anticipation of what I’m sure will be an epic culmination to an amazing series. " -Heroes and Heartbreakers
"Talon and Jade's chemistry sizzles and the love scenes will melt your heart and your Kindle." -The Book Sirens
"I am loving this series so freaking much… The story line is one that will have you completely engrossed…" -Wicked Babes Blog
"Helen left my head spinning and my mind racing a mile a minute. I need to know what the secrets are... " -The Book Fairy Reviews
Jade Roberts is in love with Talon Steel but no longer welcome in his home. While she resolves to move on, she still longs for the passion she and Talon shared…and when her boss asks her to dig up information on the Steels, she’s only too happy to comply. Talon and his brothers are hiding something, and Jade is determined to find out what it is.
The moment Talon saw Jade he wanted her, ached for her, craved her…and now his desire has become his obsession. He knows she deserves better than his broken soul, but he can’t stay away from her, and he finally confesses his love. If he and Jade are to have a future, he knows he must make peace with the dark shadows and horrors of his past.
But as Talon begins his journey of healing, Jade uncovers some startling secrets…
It sounds like an ideal face-saving plan—until Phoebe and Gib meet. Gib, on a mission to prove he can be "just good friends" with a woman, finds his willpower tested by Phoebe. And Phoebe is having trouble remembering they're only pretending to be in love! It's all set to be a wedding to remember…
The more I fall for Crow, the more I want him to do the things that I want. Dinners, dates, and evenings at the beach.
Everything comes at a price, and quickly the hoard of buttons I worked hard to earn are depleted.
Will this go back and forth forever? Or will someone run out of their buttons first?
When Reece Waverly became a widower with an infant son to care for, he turned to Leah Gray. They had a strong friendship and he knew she'd make the perfect wife and mother. It was a convenient marriage—only Reece had no idea Leah had been secretly in love with him for years.…
Could she become a wife for real
Leah convinced herself she could live with this arrangement, for the baby's sake. But after a year she's forced to admit that she'd hoped to become Reece's wife in more than name only. On the verge of leaving, Leah is stunned when Reece declares it's time he claimed her as his bride for real!
“Adele Ashworth is certain to become one of romance’s most beloved writers.”
Adele Ashworth’s Winter Garden is a stunning historical romance classic reborn. The story of a beautiful French woman, a spy for the British government, partnered with a breathtaking, intensely passionate man of mystery on perilous assignment in the south of England, Winter Garden is an early gem from RITA® Award winner Ashworth. A wonderfully creative love story filled with unforgettable characters and brimming with palpable sexual tension, Winter Garden is the romantic destination where true romance lovers—especially Ashworth’s many fans and admirers of the novels of Cathy Maxwell, Christina Dodd, and Lisa Kleypas—are going to want to spend quality time.
Now a single father, Sam feels his son, Jack, should know his "tummy mummy." Sam and Molly's bond grows ever stronger and their sizzling attraction begins to emerge. But Molly fears a relationship—if it all went wrong, she might lose them both. And how can she tell Sam that, despite being a mother, she's never made love to a man in her life?