Country bachelor Jeb Albright was in trouble. What did he know about little girls? So when his orphaned niece came to stay, he treated her like one of the guys. But now social services wondered how she'd become such a tomboy?
Enter elegant and refined Mariah Duncan. She was perfect to show Robin how to be a lady. But she was not the type Jeb would choose for a wife! He needed someone who could see beyond his rough exterior to the caring man inside.
Then one day Jeb saw Mariah looking at him—and realized she not only saw the man he was, but the husband he could be!
Single mom Lacey Keegan had received some odd assignments through her personal errand service, but Michael Damian's request was downright outrageous. The man actually expected her to pose as his bride-to-be! Still, he was her best client—and it wouldn't take much acting to pretend the sexy bachelor was the prince of her dreams!
How had Michael's scheme backfired? He hadn't intended to actually marry Lacey! Now their "engagement" was the talk of the town, and wedding plans were snowballing. If he wasn't careful, he would end up with a wife—and child! But somehow, the alternative—life without Lacey—was losing its appeal….
Carly Gerard showed up on Josh Spencer's doorstep, like a long-lost wife, claiming to own half of everything—including his Wild West Show. But Josh didn't need—or want—a partner. Especially a sassy redhead who got him so rattled, he didn't know whether to chase her off—or sweep her into his arms.
And Future Wife!
Josh might think she had no place on their ranch—but Carly wasn't about to give up on her share so easily. Especially when just the sight of this rugged cowboy made her heart race double time. The best way to handle Josh? Show him just how desirable the perfect partner could be….
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?
Clayton Sinclair ran the toughest ranch in Texas, and all he wanted at the end of a long day was a steak dinner and a tidy house. But his pretty new housekeeper couldn't boil an egg to save her life. Maybe the lady was just desperate for a job. Or, maybe Hannah Lindsay was up to something….
A plain Jane with two left feet, Hannah knew nothing about cooking, hospital corners—or attracting a man, for that matter. So when Clayton made her feel like a beauty queen, all she wanted was to win the handsome cowboy's heart. But would he thank her with a marriage proposal when he learned the bittersweet truth about who she really was?
Kyra Martin woke up convinced that she and Navajo heartthrob David Yazzie had just been married. She had vivid memories of the traditional ceremony—and the anything-but-wedding night that followed. Yet just yesterday, she and her one-time true love had called it quits—this time, forever. This wedding couldn't really have happened—could it?
THEN WHOSE CHILD WAS SHE CARRYING?
When her doctor told her that what she could expect in less than nine months was all too real, Kyra knew that even her overactive imagination couldn't account for her condition! Had her dream lover become her husband? And was a crash course in parenthood on his horizon, as well?
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.
Struggling single mother Kate Valera had spent most of her life with her nose pressed against the window, looking at how the other half lived. And then one day, she saw Jefferson Parish looking back at her. The wealthy widower was everything she'd always wanted…and known she couldn't have.
Jeff touched something in Kate that had lain sleeping for so long, she wasn't sure it was still there. But he was used to a "certain kind of woman," Kate knew, and she—waitress uniform and all—was not exactly it. Was theirs only a summer romance—or would those autumn winds sweep them down the aisle?
—bestselling author Barbara Bretton
TRAVIS AND FRANNIE SITTIN' IN A TREE…K-I-S-S-I-N-G….
Well, maybe not a tree, but there'd been plenty of times they'd snuck out their bedroom windows to share kisses in the cornfields. That was five years ago. Before Frannie left for the Big Apple, with her dreams in her hand—and before she found out she was pregnant with Travis's child….
Now she'd come home. To share the secret that had been weighing her down. For more than Travis knew, they'd be bound together for the rest of their lives. And though Frannie knew Travis might never forgive her—or take her into his ever-loving arms again—she had to risk it for their daughter's sake….
Brenda Jane Dolliver didn't believe in much. Certainly not Christmas, or miracles…or love. But when she desperately needed a haven around the holidays, her one hope was a very unconventional minister….
Hamish Chandler was no ordinary man. Heart-stoppingly handsome, a doting single dad, a man whose trust and faith knew no bounds—the guy infuriated her. But he also touched something within her that had grown cold. He made her want to open her heart to the possibilities of love and family, but she felt desperately inadequate.
But B.J. soon learned that Christmas was indeed a season of miracles….
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.
Her biological clock ticking loudly, Catherine Nicholson set "Plan Baby" into action. But with no good man in sight, the sperm bank seemed like the only way to get what the nursery needed. Then she met her neighbor, gorgeous Jason Engel. And from the looks of the single dad's adorable daughter, Jason could definitely give Catherine what she wanted.
Though he was attracted to Catherine, there was no way Jason was getting involved in her far-out plan. Sure, parenthood looked easy, but his preadolescent, angst-ridden daughter was turning him prematurely gray. Well, Catherine could count him out…unless her distracting appeal made him change his mind about what he really needed!
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.
One lean and lonesome cowboy stood between Sara Shepherd and her vacation plans. But Sara wasn't sure she wanted Mac Wallace out of her way! If she truly wanted to go, why stay to help out the rancher and his sons after he'd fixed her truck?
Mac hadn't complained when Sara started caring for his house and kids. But when would she get around to him? Then Sara showed him her special TLC, and Mac's spirits perked right up! How could he get a dose of Sara every day? There was only one thing to say….
Reluctant bride Andie Conroy refused to marry a man who loved her father's influence more than her! But with a churchful of impatient guests, she needed a quick getaway—and trucker Troy Armstrong was at the right place at the right time….
Before Troy knew it, a fugitive bride was stuffing herself and her wedding gown into his rig and ordering him to drive. Troy had never fancied himself a knight, but this damsel expected nothing less!
He had ten days with her before he delivered Andie to her new life. Just enough time for a princess and a trucker to fall in 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.
A baby was just not what the doctor ordered. But somehow Dr. Noah Bradley was sharing his home with his precocious orphaned niece and an ever-increasing menagerie of pets. He figured daddyhood was the hardest task he'd ever undertaken. And then beautiful Starr Granger walked into his life.
This can't-commit bachelor didn't know what his niece's godmother muddled more—his home or his heart. Playing house with Starr was getting way too personal for this doctor's comfort. Noah thought he was immune to this irrepressibly flamboyant female's intoxicating charm, but she set his head spinning and he felt a painful ache whenever she wasn't around. Was Starr just what the doctor needed?
How did Danielle Herte get mixed up in a zany trail ride with a gaggle of giggling teenage girls and a cowboy who gave new meaning to the term sexy? She agreed to the outing to bond with her rebellious daughter—not become smitten with handsome Cody Walker. But one look into his electric blue eyes and Danielle was mesmerized….
Full of arrogance and pride, Cody was the embodiment of the Wild West—the stuff that real man were made of. This 100% pure cowboy wasn't the kind of man a good girl should have. But nevertheless he was just the man she wanted! And this city gal had to learn how to lasso her cowboy—fast!
"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.
All Deannie Hollis had to do was woo and wed Brodie Trueblood to honor the promise she'd made her father. Regaining her birthright was all the feisty single gal had ever dreamed about. But never, in all those imaginings, had she considered what she would do if she actually fell in love with the sexy cowboy she had to marry…and couldn't keep!
So, as the pianist played the wedding march for the third time and the preacher's eyes turned heavenward, the wedding guests waited for the bride to make her appearance. Would Deannie walk down the aisle or hightail herself to the nearest town…and hope that her own Texas Trueblood would find her?
Mimi Pickford wanted her life to be more than serving up daily specials at the local diner. But the one man who could help her achieve her secret dream had suddenly dropped out of sight. Elusive hero Gibson St. James was known for rescuing babies from burning buildings—and for wearing his bachelorhood like a badge. But he'd also earned the reputation of being hard-headed, hard-bodied—and just plain hard to crack. Well, tough! Because Mimi needed his help—and she'd never shied away from a challenge yet. At least, never one sooo appealing….
Perpetually single Sasha Lambert would do anything to have a baby. But days before her trip to the sperm bank she met a lonely little boy…and his irresistible father. Despite widower Jacob Windsor's announcement that he was not interested in marriage, Sasha could see he desperately needed some help with his adorable son.
What choice did a natural-born do-gooder have? Sasha would help father and son to reconnect, gaining some invaluable lessons on mommyhood. And hope that when the time came, one very determined single dad would agree to grant her baby wish…and maybe a trip to the altar, as well!
Bah, humbug! Some Scrooge was sabotaging the season of joy. Making mincemeat of Shea Burroughs's merriness. And the only man who could save the day was Jared Burroughs, Shea's beloved—estranged—husband. Shea hungered to have Jared home for the holidays. But how to tell love-leary Jared that he'd already given her the best Christmas present ever: a baby-to-be!
Trouble was, rugged Jared was terrified of tots. Fearful of fatherhood. And certain the only thing he could give Shea was her freedom. Clearly, Shea needed a little help from Santa to convince Jared to be the hero of her holidays…and the daddy of her dreams!
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.
The last thing heart-weary Josh Walker expected to see after his accident was a pregnant woman—who'd just gone into labor! The dashing lawyer had no choice but to help deliver the baby and take care of his exquisite rescuing angel…and her newborn son.
Dani Caldwell had never wanted to be hurt again, but she had no option but to trust Josh with her child—and herself. His strong hands were ready to defend and protect her, yet they could hold her son as gently as a snowflake. And that made this single mom—who didn't want to depend on anyone—dream of becoming Josh Walker's Texas bride forever!
What was it that made rugged mountain man Garret Boyd so irresistible to Toni Carlton? Could it be the tenderness she'd glimpsed in his blue eyes whenever he swept his orphaned niece into his strong, sheltering arms? Or was it the heat Toni saw simmering in his gaze from the moment she'd come to his cozy home?
In no time Toni had put a smile in Garret's heart—and a burning need in his wounded soul. And suddenly the brooding loner knew the only way to give little Angie a family was to believe that a strong, silent daddy and his vivacious new nanny were truly meant to be….
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.
Once, Ellie Sander had believed in fairy tales…until her illusions were shattered and she found herself single mom to four cherubic—though sometimes challenging—children. For them, she had to be strong—and smart. No cads in Prince Charming clothes for her ever again!
Gorgeous, gregarious, great with her kids—Mitch Kole arrived in Ellie's life like a knight in shining armor. But his stay was only temporary, while his bachelor status seemed permanent. Dare she dream that this man who'd claimed her heart and touched her soul could become her happily-ever-after husband…and a fairy-tale father?
"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…
BUT SHE COULD MARRY ONLY ONE
So Tory Bradbury chose the safe man, the steady man. She bade him goodbye to the man who made her pulse pound and her breath unsteady. And then discovered that nothing in life was ever certain….
Now a widow, Tory never expected to see her first love again. Then Adam Reed, the dangerously sexy bachelor she'd been so afraid to give her heart to all those years ago, came back.
Adam claimed he'd come home only to make her smile again, but Tory saw something in his dark eyes that promised more. Could it be the rugged bachelor was ready to be groom—and she was the bride he was waiting for?
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
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“Brenda Jackson writes romance that sizzles and characters you fall in love with.”
—New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster
Her dreams had been simple when she left for Little Haven. A reunion with her long-lost sister and then a return to city life and her stellar career. But when Hannah Cavanaugh stepped foot in her small hometown once again, she discovered she needed more. And from the moment she set eyes on ruggedly handsome Adam Roth, she knew what she needed was him!
Something about Adam had Hannah yearning for a home filled with happiness and children and love. But now that she'd discovered what she wanted in his strong and loving arms, did she have the courage to win this eligible bachelor's heart?
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?
Sweet-natured Minerva Brodwick knew that Judd Graham would stop at nothing to protect his beloved little brood, but never had she imagined the protective father would go so far as to propose a marriage of convenience! Falling for his adorable little angels came naturally to the nanny-turned-newlywed…. Unfortunately, so did falling for their irresistable father.
When Judd popped the question, he assumed he was immune to his blushing bride's charm. After all, he had vowed never to give his heart again. But every time he caught Minerva gazing up at him with such starry-eyed wonder, he felt compelled to make her his in every way. Could this gruffly tender family man actually be falling truly, madly, deeply in love?
"Sorry Christian and Gideon, there’s a new heartthrob for you to contend with. Meet Talon. Talon Steel." -Booktopia
"Possession brings Talon Steel's story to a conclusion, wrapping up a thrilling mystery intertwined with some amazingly hot sex scenes... the buildup to the protagonists discovery keeps the pages moving at a rapid-fire pace. " -RT Book Reviews
"I'm dead from the strongest book hangover ever. Helen exceeded every expectation I had for this book. It was heart pounding, heartbreaking, intense, full throttle genius. " -Tina at Bookalicious Babes Blog
"WOAH. Helen Hardt has truly blown me away with this series. It is dark, emotional, intense, horrifying, and utterly beautiful all mixed together. " -Pretty Little Book Reviews
"Such a beautiful torment - the waiting, the anticipation, the relief that only comes briefly before more questions arise, and the wait begins again... Check. Mate. Ms. Hardt..." -Bare Naked Words
"The love scenes are beautifully written and so scorching hot I’m fanning my face just thinking about them." -The Book Sirens
Jade Roberts’s love for Talon Steel is the real deal, and she’s more determined than ever to help him come to grips with whatever is haunting him. To that end, she continues her investigation of the Steels…and unknowingly attracts some dangerous foes from their shrouded history.
Talon loves Jade deeply and longs to possess her forever, so he faces his worst fears and exposes his rawest wounds in an attempt to heal. The road is icy and treacherous, but if he perseveres and comes out whole on the other side, he’ll finally be worthy of Jade’s love.
The untamed passion between the two still blazes, but as the horrors of Talon’s past resurface, Jade and Talon aren’t safe…
When lovely Loretta Santana signed on as Griffin Jones's temporary butler, the wealthy playboy discovered he suddenly had a few unexpected problems. One: his petite new butler was a she. Two: she was pregnant. Three: she was eight months pregnant and soon to be a single mom….
All Loretta had wanted was to earn a month's fair wages before her Christmas delivery arrived—until she fell for her debonair employer's considerable charms. And it didn't help that the wedding-wary bachelor's protective instincts lurched into overdrive—but could Loretta convince the acting daddy-to-be to take on that role for a lifetime?
"SCHEDULE A WEDDING… AND FIND ME A WIFE!"
It had taken five years, but Jane Miller's dynamic, handsome and commanding boss had FINALLY proposed—even though she knew he'd never seen the shy, yearning glances she'd sent him. She was so happy she could cry—and did when she heard the rest of the plan!
Because although this was a real wedding, it wouldn't be a real marriage. Trey Breckenridge III had business mergers in the making, and needed a wife to seal the deal. But "Plain" Jane made an additional wedding vow—that before the honeymoon was over, Trey would realize just what he'd been missing all these years…
"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
"Made my heart stop in my chest. Helen has given us such a heartbreakingly beautiful series."
-Tina at Bookalicious Babes Blog
Ryan Steel is known in Snow Creek as the handsomest Steel brother with the most jovial personality. Now that his busy grape harvest and winemaking season is over, he's happy to spend time with his family and help his brothers, Talon and Jonah, celebrate their impending nuptials. The Steels are taking a well-deserved break from the conspiracy surrounding them...until an unlikely woman and a long-buried secret shatter Ryan's world.
Detective Ruby Lee has been on her own since she was fifteen. When her past collides with the Steel family's mysteries, she's determined to find the truth. She has her own issues, and she's not looking for a relationship, despite her all-consuming attraction to Ryan Steel. The gorgeous dark-haired man gets under her skin anyway...and he needs her.Together they explore both of their histories, but those pasts could cost them a future.
Claire Wilson's heart jumped as Evan Brewster put his proposition before her. For years she'd admired the older, powerful businessman. But until he'd inherited his triplet half siblings and needed female guidance, he'd never noticed her. So now that she had the perfect opportunity, Claire vowed that before long, Evan would know just how much of a woman's touch she had!
“Will you ever let me go?”
“No, Nora,” he replies, and I can feel his smile in the darkness. “Never.”
On the eve of her eighteenth birthday, Nora Leston meets Julian Esguerra, and her life changes forever. Stolen away to a private island, she finds herself at the mercy of a powerful, dangerous man whose touch makes her burn.
A man whose obsession with her knows no bounds.
Her enigmatic captor is as cruel as he is beautiful, yet it’s his tenderness that devastates her most. Drawn into his violent world, Nora must find a way to adapt and survive—and find light within the darkness.
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FIFTY SHADES OF GREY: When college student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly Ana realizes she wants this man, and Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian’s secrets and explores her own desires.
FIFTY SHADES DARKER: Daunted by Christian’s dark secrets and singular tastes, Ana has broken off their relationship to start a new career. But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and while Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Ana is forced to make the most important decision of her life.
FIFTY SHADES FREED: Now, Ana and Christian have it all—love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy, and that being together will pose challenges that neither of them would anticipate. Just when it seems that their strength together will eclipse any obstacle, misfortune, malice, and fate conspire to turn Ana’s deepest fears into reality.
This book is intended for mature audiences.
But he was also off-limits! No matter how Lily longed to grow closer to Chas, it was not a good idea to get involved with the boss. Yet as the light-night cuddles led to grown-up kisses, Lily had a hard time remembering her place wasn't in Chas's arms….
When I saw my escape, I took it. Now I'm in New York City and trying to get my life back on track. Despite the tracker in my ankle, Crow hasn't come for me. He hasn't even called me. I told him the depth of my feelings but he cruelly rejected them.
Maybe he's forgotten about me.
One day, I walk into my apartment and spot the pile of buttons on the counter. I never left them there, and there's only one explanation for their presence.
Maybe Crow hasn't forgotten me after all.
"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.
"WOAH. Helen Hardt has truly blown me away with this series. It is dark, emotional, intense, horrifying, and utterly beautiful all mixed together. "
-Pretty Little Book Reviews
"The love scenes are beautifully written and so scorching hot I’m fanning my face just thinking about them."
-The Book Sirens
Jonah Steel has fallen in love with Melanie Carmichael but refuses to make a commitment until he has solved the mystery of his family’s past. A new threat has surfaced, and he needs to eliminate it.
Melanie loves Jonah but has yet to surrender completely to his needs. Still, she wants a promise that he can't yet make. While the ghosts of her past still hover around her, she joins him on his quest for answers. Together, they vow to find the truth.
But the deeper they dig, the more danger they uncover…
Sybil and Blake Gregory have established a predictable, well-ordered Manhattan life—she as a cutting-edge design authority and museum consultant, he in high-tech investments—raising their teenagers Andrew and Caroline and six-year-old Charlie. But everything changes when Blake is offered a dream job he can’t resist as CEO of a start-up in San Francisco. He accepts it without consulting his wife and buys a magnificent, irresistibly underpriced historic Pacific Heights mansion as their new home.
The past and present suddenly collide for them in the elegant mansion filled with tender memories and haunting portraits when an earthquake shocks them the night they arrive. The original inhabitants appear for a few brief minutes. In the ensuing days, the Gregorys meet the large and lively family who lived there a century ago: distinguished Bertrand Butterfield and his gracious wife Gwyneth, their sons Josiah and little Magnus, daughters Bettina and Lucy, formidable Scottish matriarch Augusta and her eccentric brother Angus.
All long since dead. All very much alive in spirit—and visible to the Gregorys and no one else. The two families are delighted to share elegant dinners and warm friendship. They have much to teach each other, as the Gregorys watch the past unfold while living their own modern-day lives. Within these enchanted rooms, it is at once 1917 and a century later, where the Gregorys gratefully realize they have been given a perfect gift—beloved friends and the wisdom to shape their own future with grace from a fascinating past.
Past Perfect is Danielle Steel at her bewitching best, a novel for the ages.
Spirited Callie Webster was done staying home on Saturday nights—alone. Now was the time to be a little bad. Just enough to win the heart of the man she'd dreamed of since childhood. But first he had to notice her. Michael Fitzpatrick couldn't believe the changes in innocent Callie. Suddenly she was dating every available man in Alaska—and forcing him to act like a protective big brother. But "brotherly" wasn't what he was feeling! Heck, despite his marriage-resistant tendencies, Michael was imaging how much fun staying home every night with Callie could be!
"Made my heart stop in my chest. Helen has given us such a heartbreakingly beautiful series." -Tina at Bookalicious Babes Blog
"Each book unfolds leaving readers feeling immensely satisfied." -Pretty Little Books Blog
"Helen outdid herself with Burn." -My Girlfriend's Couch Blog
Jonah Steel is knee deep into trying to solve the mystery surrounding his family and his brother’s abduction, and the arrival of his best friend has complicated the situation…although not as much as his infatuation with his brother’s therapist, Dr. Melanie Carmichael. The quiet humility of the blond beauty has him enthralled, and he burns for her as he never has for any woman.
Melanie Carmichael is intelligent and driven, yet filled with regret. She has fallen in love with gorgeous Jonah Steel, but fears she may never be able to tell him. The demons from her past have come for her…and she may not get out alive.
She strutted inside with her head held high with grace, not pretentiousness. With legs that reached her neck, and an hourglass frame perfect for gripping, she got me hard instantly.
And those green eyes got the rest of my body hard too.
Mistaking me for the man who cheated on her friend, she walked up to me, those green eyes burning with fire, and she slapped me so hard my skin bubbled.
And damn, it felt good.
She slapped me two more times, using her petite size to gain momentum as her palm crushed into my skin.
I never wanted it to end.
I'd never met a woman who made pain feel so good. I'd never met a woman as strong as myself. I'd never met a woman I wanted to dominate more.
I'd never met a woman like her.
My next submissive.
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?
Shane would've sooner mucked stalls than play host to his gorgeous houseguest! He'd vowed never to let a woman into his home, and this one reminded him why. The tempting beauty tested his normally rock-solid self-control.
And this unfamiliar feeling was becoming way too hard to handle…
Nicholas Sparks returns with an emotionally powerful story of unconditional love, its challenges, its risks and most of all, its rewards.
At 32, Russell Green has it all: a stunning wife, a lovable six year-old daughter, a successful career as an advertising executive and an expansive home in Charlotte. He is living the dream, and his marriage to the bewitching Vivian is the center of that. But underneath the shiny surface of this perfect existence, fault lines are beginning to appear...and no one is more surprised than Russ when he finds every aspect of the life he took for granted turned upside down.
In a matter of months, Russ finds himself without a job or wife, caring for his young daughter while struggling to adapt to a new and baffling reality. Throwing himself into the wilderness of single parenting, Russ embarks on a journey at once terrifying and rewarding-one that will test his abilities and his emotional resources beyond anything he ever imagined.
But this time, he's short on cash.
He needs the shipment now, so he offers me collateral.
He loans me his slave.
Now that Pearl and I are so close, I can't condone this type of exchange. It's wrong.
But she wants me. I can tell.
And I definitely want her.
*Buttons and Shame is told from Cane's point of view, but Crow and Pearl have their own POV's to develop the overall story**
Still reeling from learning her late sister had borne a child, lawyer Meg Jonas prepared to confront her niece's father with a custody suit. But Adam Callahan had a bombshell, too—news even more shocking than Meg's own inexplicable attraction to the dashing doctor she'd meant to despise….
Adam had no intention of losing his beloved daughter to anyone—or anything. Desperate to save little Amy, he turned to the one woman who could help. Adam realized it might be dangerous to let Meg into his and Amy's lives—yet it was far more dangerous not to….