Julia Covington can barely breathe. The moment she touches the ancient White Star amulet, she knows it's the real deal. Good thing she--a serious antiquities expert--doesn't believe in curses. In an instant, though, the piece is gone--swiped while she's arguing with Alex Spencer. Their six-month fling was supposed to be over, but the museum's charismatic hot-blooded marketing director wants back in.
Then Julia and Alex discover they've been trapped. Alone.
Together. Underground. He thinks he's caught a second chance. But will forty-eight hours be enough time to convince her and save themselves?
Taylor DeWitt, smart and sexy travel agency owner, is taking her own much-needed holiday! When Dev spies a topless Taylor on the beach, they say goodbye to bad feelings and scream, "Yes!" to the incredible attraction between them!Back in Baltimore, neither can forget the incredible sex they shared, so the once easy, temporary, no-strings-attached fling they left behind is suddenly ablaze again. But now the honeymoon's over and the vacation is just a memory. Will Taylor and Dev find something more than just their way to the bedroom?
If Sloane Hillyard's invention saved the life of one firefighter, it would be worth everything—even if it was too late to save her own brother. But her biggest hurdle lay ahead: To convince sensual, skeptical Captain Nick Trask to give it a chance—without getting burned herself….
As for Nick, he could walk into a burning building, no problem. But the inferno that Sloane ignited presented a different type of challenge. Still, he was up for it. Now all he had to do was convince Sloane it was possible to enjoy the warmth of the fire…without getting consumed by the flames….
Sixteen years ago a boy with some intriguing rough edges dumped Delaney and left town, maturing into a huge success. Now Dom is back. And her friends predict if he's as talented at bad behavior as he is at everything else, Delaney will enjoy the fling of a lifetime!
A sexy mistake...
In fact, it would be the most incredibly sexy mistake of their lives. One minute, Cade Douglas, delectable Boston businessman, is signaling for a waitress in the bar of a very fashionable hotel. The next, he's nearly racing upstairs with a beautiful stranger, who'd answered his summons instead.
Gorgeous Ryan Donnelly can't believe it's all happened so smoothly. Before arriving, she had imagined how awkward it would be to meet the gigolo who'd been hired for her. Her gigolo. Her secret lover. The one who would ignite the intense passion she wasn't sure she'd ever experienced.
She was the one, the one who would fill his senses, save his soul. Cade was certain of it.
He was the one, summoning her so casually, so confidently. Ryan was certain of it, of him.
If they'd only known.
Once, he was her whole world…
…until Roberto Mendoza left Frannie Fortune and their hometown far behind. But she was no longer the seventeen-year-old in love with the smoldering ranch hand. She was a woman accused of murdering her husband.
When he left Red Rock nineteen years ago, Roberto swore he would never return. But when an unseen enemy threatened the Mendoza clan, he found himself charging to Frannie's rescue, determined to help her clear her name. And when passion reignited—hotter and more powerful than before—Roberto knew he'd do anything to heal the past and build a future with the woman who'd always belong to him.
The woman he'd never stopped loving.
Brash and handsome, Gil was used to getting whatever he wanted. And the stunning social worker represented a challenge that he couldn't resist. But Jillian was shocked to learn Gil's secret: He was involved in a scandal that had torn her beloved family apart. Gil wanted to make amends, but could Jillian truly forgive and forget—and admit that she was falling in love?
Mace is completely drawn to Becka--her hot body and sexy stare are too much for him. He's made a quick play for her already and she responded beyond even his wildest fantasies. When it's time to try for third base, Mace realizes he's met his match--soon they're having sex on the field, never mind off! What will happen, however, when the game is no longer just a game?
He's good-looking, relentlessly charming—and he's trouble architect Maxine McBain sure doesn't need. Even though her new boss Dylan Reynolds has a playboy reputation, he's working hard to turn a crucial joint company project into his alone. Though she knows the price of mixing business with pleasure, Max has no problem using charm to put Dylan off his game—while keeping herself safely out of passion's way….
Dylan wanted to wrap up the Portland project quickly to help out his ailing father. But Maxine's brilliant ideas—and Dylan's instant attraction to her—are intriguing enough to keep him around for a while. And now he'll do anything to show her that their sizzling partnership is perfect not only in bed…but for a lifetime.
For Keely Stafford this holiday season already left something to be desired. First, she'd caught Bradley Alexander, her now ex-fiance, in the act with another woman. Then he—and millions of dollars—had gone missing, and the police thought she was involved. Talk about a blue Christmas! She needed help, and she was about to get it—from a most unlikely, if rivetingly handsome, source….
From Lex Alexander, black-sheep brother of said ex-fiance. He'd left home at eighteen and had returned only to get the family fortune back. It looked like lovely, fragile Keely Stafford was the key to everything he was looking for. And money was just the beginning…
And Jacob was clearly his generation's representative. Because while his brothers sought their livelihoods—and loves—elsewhere, he knew he had to stay where he belonged. Where he was needed. And where eligible women were as rare as an eighty-degree day in January…
And then came a possible danger to his beloved family farm. The bearer of bad news? A petite, gorgeous, non-stop talker named Celie Favreau. And though captivated by Jacob's rugged good looks and piercing blue eyes, she had to stay on track. She'd come to warn of a threat to his trees.
The threat to his heart was merely incidental….
Sure, Lainie Trask had a crush on J. J. Cooper. When she was twelve! But growing up, Lainie had watched the sexy athlete narrow his focus—to World Cup skiing and women, not necessarily in that order. So her…interest in J.J. was a thing of the past. Because Lainie of all people knew the dangers of being under someone's spell.
But now the longtime Lothario was changing with the autumn leaves. Sidelined by an injury, J.J. had downtime to figure out his next step…and evidently Lainie was it! With Halloween approaching, he prepared to take offthe mask and show her how loving and sensitive the real J. J. Cooper could be….
Because there's no place like home for the holidays…
Ian and Amanda McBain didn't raise a fool
Their daughter Cady could spot a player a mile away…and Damon Hurst was a textbook player. What the hell was a celebrity chef doing in Grace Harbor, anyway? True, he was trying to save the family business, but helping her family didn't give him carte blanche to Cady. She'd heard the rumors: the parade of pop tarts, the raunchy parties. She wouldn't be another notch on his cutting board.
Damon was no stranger to women, but this fiery, caramel-eyed tomboy was unlike anyone he'd ever met. The chef might be accustomed to having his own way, but, this time, could he have bitten off more than he could chew?
Had his ship finally come in?
For Christopher Trask, it was beginning to look that way. Though his professional life might be a shambles, his Valentine's Day family reunion on the high seas was looking most promising—especially once he met fellow passenger Larkin Hayes. The beautiful "it" girl was there to keep an eye on her often remarried father. But Christopher couldn't keep his eyes off her.…
Larkin was suspicious of Christopher from the start—and her father falling for his aunt was certainly complicating matters! Still, a cruise ship wasn't real life…and Christopher could kiss her senseless. So what was the harm in a little holiday fun? Surely her common sense would return once she was back on dry land….
The devastatingly handsome manager of the Hotel Mount Jefferson, Gabe Trask, was all too eager to offer a wide array of amenities to Hadley Stone when he thought she was just a holiday guest. But once he learned that she was really there as a representative of the cost-cutting management company that had just acquired his hotel, Hadley expected Gabe to really be on her case. And he was—just not in the way she'd imagined….
For Gabe knew that despite all her down-to-business, cost-cutting talk, Hadley was a romantic at heart—one whom he was inexplicably finding hard to resist. And he could see in her eyes that the feeling was becoming mutual. Now all he had to do was convince her to check her business instincts at the door—and focus on the personal….
Quando Christopher Trask conheceu a bela Larkin Hayes começou a pensar que, afinal, a reunião familiar que se ia realizar num cruzeiro em alto-mar iria ser muito prometedora. Aquela jovem tão atraente estava ali apenas com o intuito de «pescar» o seu pai, que tinha o terrível hábito de se casar com muita frequência. No entanto Christopher não conseguia deixar de pensar nela. Larkin desconfiou dele desde o princípio. E o facto de o seu pai estar apaixonado pela tia de Christopher só vinha piorar as coisas. Mas tinha de encarar a realidade: um cruzeiro não era a vida real e aquele homem beijava tão bem que a deixava sem fôlego. Que mal poderia haver em divertir-se um pouco? Certamente, tudo voltaria a ser como antes assim que voltassem para terra firme. Ou não?