Commanded back to her husband's bed…
Women did not walk away from Sicilian billionaire Rocco Castellani. All he'd wanted was a lovely, biddable wife. Instead Francesca had taken off before the first dance at their wedding breakfast! But Rocco has tracked down his runaway young bride, and now she's back by his side—where a good Sicilian wife should be! Rocco was cheated out of his wedding night—and now nothing's going to stop him from taking his virgin bride….
Karim, Sultan of Zangrar, sought a gentle, obedient bride. What he got was a defiant, feisty wife with fire in her eyes!
She couldn't be a virgin—she was a rebel princess who wouldn't be tamed. She was hiding secrets, refusing to do his bidding!
The marriage contract couldn't be broken. Their wedding vows had to be sealed!
And then the sultan discovered Princess Alexandra was in fact an innocent….
At Angelos Zouvelekis's command, café waitress Chantal will play the part of his bride-to-be. He will shower her with exquisite jewels and silks…and she will repay him in kind!
He wants his recompense in the bedroom! Angelos worships Chantal's body, although he thinks she's a devious gold digger. But his arrogance is shattered when he discovers Chantal is a virgin….
Angelos bought this innocent, and now he intends to keep her—whatever the cost!
Love has never been a priority for garden designer Frankie Cole. After witnessing the fallout of her parents' divorce, she's seen the devastation an overload of emotion can cause. The only man she feels comfortable with is her friend Matt—but that's strictly platonic. If only she found it easier to ignore the way he makes her heart race…
Matt Walker has loved Frankie for years but, sensing how fragile she is beneath her feisty exterior, has always played it cool. But then he uncovers new depths to the girl he's known forever and doesn't want to wait a moment longer. He knows Frankie has secrets and has buried them deep, but can Matt persuade her to trust him with her heart and kiss him under the Manhattan sunset?
From USA TODAY bestselling author Sarah Morgan comes the first book in a hot new trilogy about friendship, love and embracing life!
Cool, calm and competent, events planner Paige Walker loves a challenge. After a childhood spent in and out of hospitals, she’s now determined to prove herself—and where better to take the world by storm than Manhattan? But when Paige loses the job she loves, she must face her biggest challenge of all—going it alone. Except launching her own events company is nothing compared to hiding her outrageous crush on Jake Romano—her brother’s best friend, New York’s most in-demand date and the only man to break her heart. When Jake offers Paige’s fledgling company a big chance, their still-sizzling chemistry starts giving her sleepless nights. But can she convince the man who trusts no one to take a chance on forever?
Luc doesn't know his son even exists, and believes Kimberley to be a lying gold digger. However, he's prepared to give her the money—provided she sleeps with him. Only Kimberley's no longer the naive virgin he bedded years ago…and she's about to make him lose control in ways he never imagined….
For Layla, princess of Tazkhan, her arranged marriage means one thing—a lifetime of cruelty and captivity. Such an unendurable prospect drives her to throw herself at the mercy of Sheikh Raz Al Zahki—her family's greatest enemy!
Raz demands one thing in return for the safe haven Layla is seeking—this brooding desert king wants to make her his queen! Her freedom might be secured, but now her heart is at risk, for soon she's lost to the scorching heat of their marriage bed. However, it will take more than fire to thaw her guarded husband….
Except the dark-hearted tycoon is nothing like the white knight she remembers. Seduced, bedded and betrayed in a matter of days, Selene realizes it's not always better the devil you know. She's sold her soul—and her heart—to the enemy!
Bedded for the prince's pleasure
When virgin waitress Holly is thrown into the playboy prince's arms, he lives up to his wicked reputation by bedding her—then casting her aside!
Expecting the prince's love-child
Holly is pregnant! Casper is furious; Holly's just a scheming gold digger, but royal protocol demands he make her his bride!
Wedded by royal command
Innocent Holly has the wedding of her dreams—and Casper knows her first duty as his convenient wife will be on their wedding night….
With a rip louder than the "I dos," Hayley's hideous bile-yellow bridesmaid dress explodes. She's always had enviable curves, but nearly naked wasn't quite the look she'd been going for at her ex's wedding.
She's rushed from the altar under the best man's designer tux jacket. Hayley's expecting a blast of icy disapproval from sexy, sophisticated Niccolò Rossi—his usual reaction to anything she does. What she gets is a kiss that nearly melts what's left of her polyester nightmare gown.
It's impossible on a million levels. Exuberant engineer Hayley and buttoned-up lawyer Nico have never seen eye to eye—but skin to skin? Oh, mio… So when Nico shows up at her flat on Christmas Day to give her a fabulous gift—himself—Hayley's delighted to do the unwrapping. But it's just a holiday fling. By New Year's Day, she'll come back to her senses…unless Nico's sensual skills tear away all her resolve.
Sometimes the greatest dream starts with the smallest element. A single cell, joining with another. And then dividing. And just like that, the world changes.
Annie Harlow knows how lucky she is. The producer of a popular television cooking show, she loves her handsome husband and the beautiful Los Angeles home they share. And now, she’s pregnant with their first child. But in an instant, her life is shattered. And when Annie awakes from a yearlong coma, she discovers that time isn’t the only thing she’s lost.
Grieving and wounded, Annie retreats to her old family home in Switchback, Vermont, a maple farm generations old. There, surrounded by her free-spirited brother, their divorced mother, and four young nieces and nephews, Annie slowly emerges into a world she left behind years ago: the town where she grew up, the people she knew before, the high-school boyfriend turned judge. And with the discovery of a cookbook her grandmother wrote in the distant past, Annie unearths an age-old mystery that might prove the salvation of the family farm.
Family Tree is the story of one woman’s triumph over betrayal, and how she eventually comes to terms with her past. It is the story of joys unrealized and opportunities regained. Complex, clear-eyed and big-hearted, funny, sad, and wise, it is a novel to cherish and to remember.
Ryan Calhoun, too, had a good family name. But he'd purposely walked away from everything it afforded him. Driven by his quest to right an old wrong, the fiery, temperamental sea captain barely registers the meek young woman who comes aboard his ship.
To the Swan's motley crew, the tides of attraction clearly flow between the two. Teaching her the charms of a lady, they hope to build the confidence she needs to attract not only their lonely captain's attention, but his heart, as well. For everyone knows the greatest charms are not those of the formal lady, but rather the possibilities of a new world built on love.
Sonnet Romano has the ideal career, the ideal boyfriend, and has just been offered a prestigious fellowship. But when she learns her mother is unexpectedly expecting in a high-risk pregnancy, she puts everything on hold and heads home to Avalon. Once her mom is out of danger, Sonnet intends to pick up her life where she left off.But when her mother receives a devastating diagnosis, Sonnet must decide what really matters in life, even if that means staying in Avalon and taking a job that forces her to work alongside her biggest, and maybe her sweetest, mistake—award-winning filmmaker Zach Alger.
And in a summer of laughter and tears, of old dreams and new possibilities, Sonnet may find the home of her heart.
Don't miss a novel of sisters, friendship and the lush surroundings of Sonoma County... Susan Wiggs' The Apple Orchard. New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand calls it, "…sweet, crisp and juicy."
Grace Thacker: A young, innocent English rose, she has come to Rafael to save her fledgling business. She has ten minutes to persuade the ruthless Brazilian to help her. Ten minutes to decide: she can leave and lose—or settle her debts with her body!
Tess Delaney loves illuminating history; returning stolen treasures to their rightful owners and filling the spaces in people's hearts with stories of their family legacies. But Tess's own history is filled with gaps: a father she never met, and a mother who spent more time traveling than with her daughter.
Then the enigmatic Dominic Rossi arrives on her San Francisco doorstep with the news that the grandfather she's never met is in a coma and that she's destined to inherit half of a hundred-acre apple orchard estate called Bella Vista. The rest is willed to Isabel Johansen, the half sister she never knew she had. Isabel is everything Tess isn't, but against the rich landscape of Bella Vista, with Isabel and Dominic by her side, Tess begins to discover a world where family comes first and the roots of history run deep.
In public: Rico demands that Stasia be the perfect wife--loyal, doting and faithful!
In private: She will be a slave to his passionate demands. However, Rico hadn't bargained on becoming infatuated with Stasia.
Stasia fears that once Rico's sister recovers she will be cast aside.... Will her role as Rico's wife be over for good?
Lost to the Desert Warrior by Sarah Morgan Desperate to escape an arranged marriage, Layla, the princess of Tazkhan, throws herself at the mercy of Sheikh Raz Al Zahki—her family's greatest enemy! But protection has a price… This brooding desert king is determined to make her his queen!
Marriage Made on Paper by Maisey Yates Lily Ford is dedicated to her work. But when her boss Gage Forrester needs some positive PR, his outrageous solution is to propose to Lily! All in the name of business, of course…until Gage insists on claiming his wedding night!
Bride in a Gilded Cage by Abby Green Rafael Romero is determined to make Isobel his bride and it seems she has no choice! But Isobel intends to stay as free as a bird…not anticipating that her new husband will keep her caged once he discovers her virginity…
Too Proud to be Bought by Sharon Kendrick Waitress Zara Evans doesn't belong in high society. That is, until she manages to captivate Nikolai Komorov, who believes all women have their price. But Nikolai has never encountered anyone like Zara—a young woman who is too proud and too willful to be bought…
Hayley Miller shares a Notting Hill apartment with her best friend and sister Rosie, has a job she loves, a great circle of friends—but her love life is a total disaster. And it gets worse when she's a bridesmaid at her ex-boyfriend's wedding, stuffed into a bilious yellow dress that is threatening to explode at the seams. Rescued by the smoking-hot best man, who has always disapproved of her, she's surprised when they end up kissing with enough heat to melt the polyester nightmare. Hayley decides to give up on love and settle for sex. But dark, dangerous Nico has his own ideas about what he wants from Hayley…
"I freaking loved this…it is hilarious. It charmed… Sweet, hot, funny and poignant. There is so much emotion and empathy." — Smart Bitches Trashy Books, Grade A
"A perfect blend of sexual tension, laugh out loud scenes and romance." — Smexy Books, Grade A
Previously published as Ripped.
Sheikh Zafiq Al-Rashid is furious when his week of solitude is interrupted by Bella Balfour, lost in the desert! While his fierce honor demands he rescue her, the willful heiress is a little less grateful than he'd expected. Zafiq is tempted to leave the spoiled socialite wandering the wilderness…but where would be the challenge in that?
He's powerful enough to tame the rebellious beauty. However, when they depart from the seclusion of the oasis, will Zafiq leave the memory of the fiery passion behind or announce to his kingdom that he is taking a queen?
Happily-Ever-After isn’t on Emily Donovan’s agenda…
Emily’s been too swept up in a challenging year of firsts—from becoming a stand-in mum to her niece Lizzy to moving to remote but beautiful Puffin Island—to think about love.
But that’s before charismatic local yacht club owner Ryan Cooper kisses her…
Ryan knows Emily has a complicated past that she’s struggling to face. So he makes it his mission to help her unwind and enjoy the chemistry they share.
Can the welcoming community of Puffin Island work their magic on Emily and get her to take her biggest leap of trust yet—putting her heart in someone else’s hands?
Hopeless romantic Eva Jordan loves everything about Christmas. She might be spending the holidays alone this year, but when she's given an opportunity to house-sit a spectacular penthouse on Fifth Avenue, she leaps at the chance. What better place to celebrate than in snow-kissed Manhattan? What she didn't expect was to find the penthouse still occupied by its gorgeous—and mysterious—owner.
Bestselling crime writer Lucas Blade is having the nightmare before Christmas. With a deadline and the anniversary of his wife's death looming, he's isolated himself in his penthouse with only his grief for company. He wants no interruptions, no decorations and he certainly doesn't appreciate being distracted by his beautiful, bubbly new housekeeper. But when the blizzard of the century leaves Eva snowbound in his apartment, Lucas starts to open up to the magic she brings…This Christmas, is Lucas finally ready to trust that happily-ever-afters do exist?
International lawyer Sophie Bellamy has dedicated her life to helping people in war-torn countries. But when she survives a hostage situation, she remembers what matters most—the children she loves back home. Haunted by regrets, she returns to the idyllic Catskills village of Avalon on the shores of Willow Lake, determined to repair the bonds with her family.
There Sophie discovers the surprising rewards of small-town life—including an unexpected passion for Noah Shepherd, the local veterinarian. Noah has a healing touch for anything with four legs, but he's never had any luck with women—until Sophie.
Snowfall at Willow Lake speaks from the heart about all the loves that fill a woman's life, and all the ways that love is tested and made to grow. It's the story of what comes after a woman survives an unspeakable horror and finds her way home, to healing and redemption and a new chance at happiness.
Lindsay has turned down ruthless Sicilian Alessio Capelli once before, but he's determined she won't do it again—he will use her and discard her! Circumstance has provided him with the ideal opportunity: Lindsay has been forced to step into her missing sister's shoes and work for him.
This time Alessio will be the one in control. He relishes the thought of having a virgin in his bed, and he'll do everything to keep her captive—until he's ready to dismiss her….
This winter, ex-skiing champion, reformed heartbreaker and single dad Tyler O'Neil has only one mission—making sure his daughter, Jess, has the best Christmas ever. The fact that his best friend, Brenna, is also temporarily moving into his chalet at the overbooked Snow Crystal resort is a delicious distraction he's simply going to have to ignore. Theirs is the one relationship he's never ruined, and he's not about to start now.
Ski pro Brenna Daniels knows all about the perils of unrequited love—she's been in love with Tyler for years. But living with him is absolute torture… How can she concentrate on being his friend when he's sleeping in the room next door? Then when Tyler kisses Brenna, suddenly the relationship she's always dreamed of feels so close she could almost touch it. Could this be the Christmas her dreams of a happy-ever-after finally come true?
The Ladies' Man
by New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery
Rachel Harper was a kindergarten teacher. She was definitely not a one-night stand kind of girl. But that was exactly what she'd done—she'd picked up a charming guy in a bar and brought him home. Mortified, Rachel couldn't get Carter Brockett out of her life fast enough. But then, a few weeks later, she discovers she's not quite done with Carter: she's pregnant with his baby.
Some Kind of Wonderful
by USA TODAY bestselling author Sarah Morgan
Her whole life, Brittany Forrest has dreamed of adventure. And at the age of eighteen, she thought she'd found it when she married bad boy Zachary Flynn. But after just ten days, their whirlwind marriage went up in smoke. Now, the daredevil pilot is back on Puffin Island. The sparks between them are as powerful as ever, but can Brittany risk the life she's built for a second chance with Zach?
Isabel Johansen, a celebrated chef who grew up in the enchanting Sonoma town of Archangel, is transforming her childhood home into a destination cooking school—a unique place for other dreamers to come and learn the culinary arts. Bella Vista's rambling mission-style hacienda, with its working apple orchards, bountiful gardens and beehives, is the idyllic venue for Isabel's project…and the perfect place for her to forget the past.
But Isabel's carefully ordered plans begin to go awry when swaggering, war-torn journalist Cormac O'Neill arrives to dig up old history. He's always been better at exposing the lives of others than showing his own closely guarded heart, but the pleasures of small-town life and the searing sensuality of Isabel's kitchen coax him into revealing a few truths of his own.
Michelle Turner thought she lost everything at seventeen. Her father, a Hollywood legend, had finally summoned her to his Montana ranch. But when he learned of her affair with Sam McPhee, a hired hand, he had Sam fired and destroyed his family. Michelle, pregnant and alone, fled to Seattle.
Now a successful advertising exec, Michelle is safe-safe from love, safe from hurt. But her son is lost to her, a troubled teen on the verge of self-destruction, a boy who blames her for the absence of his father and grandfather. And then her father calls to tell her he is dying. He has only one chance to live-if she will donate a kidney to save him.
For her sick father, she must bridge the gulf that distance and time have widened. For her son, she must find the miracle that will pull him away from the abyss that threatens his future. And for Sam, the man who left her years ago, she must face all the secrets of the past and find a way to heal the scars and love again.
A touching story of love, redemption, and second chances for every woman who has ever loved... and never forgotten.
losing his wife two years ago, he's thrown himself into work and has no interest in
Enter Nurse Louisa Young, who brings warmth, sparkle and Christmas into his ER department.
The question is: Can she bring it into his life, as well? Louisa's one Christmas wish is
that maybe, just maybe, she can melt the ice that surrounds the gorgeous consultant's
Gorgeous Greek billionaire Leandro plucked plump Millie from her farm and swept her into his glamorous world! Wrapped in his arms and draped in diamonds, she thought nothing could touch their romance.
But the deepest, darkest betrayal did. Her sister claimed she was expecting Leandro's baby. So Millie ran away, distraught. The designer dresses had clearly never hidden how unsuitable and unglamorous she truly was.
Now, though, Leandro's powerful voice is demanding that his wife come home. And, to her shame, she's willing….
We hope these stories of courage will touch your heart and inspire the heroine living inside you.
A bright red, sleek Ferrari in the English village of Little Molting was always going to create a sti—but for schoolteacher Kelly it only means one thing. Her ex, Alekos Zagorakis, has stormed back into her life the way he left it: completely on his own terms.
Four years ago Kelly stood, bouquet in hand, realizing that her gorgeous Greek groom wasn’t walking down the aisle to meet her. Now he’s come back to claim what’s rightfully his—and that includes one night with Kelly…with a nine-month consequence!
Luca is determined to find Tia, and soon he's living and working alongside her again! This passionate Italian fully intends to claim his bride, and their unborn child, but first he must prove his feelings for Tia go deeper than intense physical desire....
Matilda is a shy New York waitress by day, but an aspiring author by night—and she loves to write about kick-ass heroines! So when she meets gorgeous millionaire Chase Adams, she decides to channel her heroines and act on their sizzling attraction! One magical night later, she's living the dream, but will a midnight trip to Tiffany's make it a reality?
Unexpectedly homeless for the festive season and exhausted from transforming the penthouse of the hotel where she works into a dazzling winter wonderland, chambermaid Evie Anderson secretly sleeps over. Woken by an outrageously sensual kiss, Evie feels her body come alive…until she realizes her seducer is Rio Zacarelli, her dangerously attractive new boss!
This Christmas, it's imperative that Rio's reputation appear spotless—but innocently enticing Evie is a temptation he can't resist! Their scorching chemistry leads to twelve nights of endless pleasure. But will it last once the decorations come down?
An innocent woman is caught in the midst of a family feud...and becomes her arch-enemy's mistress! The ultimate bad boy is brought to his knees...by a fiery tomboy with a secret pregnancy. And an Italian businessman with amnesia forgets the mother of his children...but soon remembers their unquenched desire....
Discover these and other dramatic and sexy Harlequin Presents novels in this collection of all eight March 2010 Harlequin Presents! Bundle includes: Marchese's Forgotten Bride by Michelle Reid; Greek Tycoon, Inexperienced Mistress by Lynne Graham; The Sheikh's Impatient Virgin by Kim Lawrence; Bought: Destitute yet Defiant by Sarah Morgan; The Innocent's Surrender by Sara Craven; His Mistress for a Million by Trish Morey; Exposed: Misbehaving with the Magnate by Kelly Hunter; and Public Affair, Secretly...
Spend a summer with three of your favorite authors!
Come to Spruce Island, off the coast of Washington, and visit Rainshadow Lodge, a rambling Victorian. Three women each spend a month there—a month that will change their lives!
Old Things by Jill Barnett
Catherine, divorced for almost a decade, returns to the lodge, where she'd spent summers while she was growing up. Now, all these years later, she encounters Michael, the love of her teenage life—and falls for him all over again!
Private Paradise by Debbie Macomber
The next month, Beth shows up with her teenage son, Paul. It's their first vacation since she was widowed. She ends up sharing the place with an attractive stranger—John Livingstone—and his difficult twelve-year-old, Nikki. Soon Paul and Nikki have plans for their parents…
Island Time by Susan Wiggs
Then in August, architect Mitch Rutherford comes to the island, where he's joined by Rosie Galvez, who's been hired to provide an environmental report. Mitch is a workaholic on a deadline, while Rosie's attitude is…relaxed. But they fall in love despite—or because?—of their differences.
Experience the romance of that summer place!
SNOWFALL AT WILLOW LAKE
Sophie Bellamy has dedicated her life to helping people in war-torn countries. But after narrowly escaping a hostage situation, she yearns to return home to Avalon. There, Sophie discovers the surprising rewards of small-town life—including an unexpected passion for Noah Shepherd, the local veterinarian.
Baseball hopeful Bo Crutcher is about to get his shot at the majors. But when life throws him a curveball in the form of AJ, the son he's never met, Bo and his newly hired publicist Kimberly van Dorn begin to realize that they both have a lot to learn about the game of life…and putting love first.
LAKESHORE CHRISTMAS Maureen Davenport is finally getting her shot to direct Avalon's annual holiday pageant, but her storybook notion of Christmas is disrupted when Eddie Haven is assigned to assist her. As they spar over every detail of the pageant, their passion for the perfect performance begins to blossom into something more.
But Angie has her own reasons for keeping it—and for wanting to teach arrogant Greek Nikos a lesson!
What better way than to agree to marriage? But then Angie discovers what being Nikos's wife entails…. He has one demand: he's her husband and she'll share his bed!