Rafael Salazar came back to Rio to destroy the man who stole his childhood. Then he spies the beauty across the ballroom…and passion overwhelms him. Even after the shock of discovering who she really is, he vows to make her his.
Eliana Ferreira has never met a man like Rafael—powerful, irresistible, unstoppable. She knows something dark drives the self-made billionaire, yet she can't deny him anything…until she discovers his terrible purpose. She is expecting his baby and is days away from becoming his bride, but will his revenge tear them apart forever?
After a passionate affair, Prince Leonid Voronov of Zorya disappears, leaving Kassandra Stavros with beautiful twin girls and a broken heart. Now Leonid is back, determined to be a father…and a king. But is claiming his children only a ploy for the throne? And why is he keeping Kassandra at arm's length when his smoldering gaze still ignites her unstoppable passion?
Kassandra remains Leonid's only desire…and weakness. But he can't let her near, or she'd discover his painful secret. He fears the truth would destroy them both…
Only one thing stands between Aram Nazaryan and the high-powered position he craves: the proper wife. Although this billionaire would do anything to return to Zohayd, the desert kingdom he considers home, marrying Princess Kanza Aal Ajmaan is too high a price to pay. Or so he thinks—until he meets Kanza…and she turns his world upside down.
After claiming Kanza as his princess, everything falls into place. But then she learns the truth. She may have married for love, but his vows are tainted by ambition. Will doubt, betrayal and mistrust end this too-convenient union?
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Husband Material by Brenda Jackson
Beware the jilted husband: Matthew Birmingham never played fair…especially when it came to his ex-wife. When she moved across the country, he moved back to their estate—back to their bedroom—determined to win back her love…by any means necessary.
The Sheikh's Bargained Bride by Olivia Gates
Meet the shocked groom: Sheikh Adham saw marriage as a business venture, his wife a mere convenience…until they portrayed the loving couple in public. Would finally seeing his bride in a new light shatter all his rules?
The future of Judar rests with Farah Beaumont, a foreigner who wants nothing to do with her heritage.
And to secure his country's peace, prince Shehab Aal Masood must make her his bride—by any means necessary.
Hiding his identity and sweeping Farah off her feet is a start. But the joyful, seemingly innocent Farah is nothing like he expects. And Shehab's calculated seduction soon becomes an affair too powerful to control….
He has found his destiny. But to claim the throne of Azmahar, Rashid Aal Munsoori needs Laylah Aal Shalaan. Seducing her into marriage will defeat his rivals—and if she becomes pregnant with his heir, his hold on his homeland will be complete.
Laylah has always secretly loved Rashid. Her sexy sheikh might be scarred inside and out, but that only makes her love him more…until she discovers his true motives. She may never again trust her lover, but how can she walk away from the father of her unborn child—a baby destined to ally their two desert kingdoms forever?
He would have been king of Castaldini…until scandal sent Prince Leandro D'Agostino into exile. Now Phoebe Alexander, his secret lover who'd refused to leave with him, had come to convince him to accept his rightful crown. But the pain of betrayal still coursed through Leandro's veins. He would rule only if Phoebe bowed to his wishes.
Scorched from the decisions of her past, Phoebe was willing to do Leandro's royal bidding. She knew she could never be his queen, but she would freely become the prince's lover. Then an unexpected pregnancy changed everything.
The Sheikh's Surrender
No one gets past Prince Amjad Aal Shalaan's defenses. No one. But when Princess Maram shows up at Amjad's gala in her father's place, destroying Amjad's plans to reclaim what was stolen from his family, Amjad sees red…and uses a freak sandstorm to make her his prisoner of passion.
Swept to safety by the man she's always loved from afar, Maram knows she has one chance to make Amjad see her as a woman. His woman. But when the impossible prince and the unstoppable princess take shelter from the storm, neither is prepared for the aftermath of their desire…
Once, she'd scorned him. And illegitimate secret prince Ferruccio Selvaggio had sworn he would make her pay. Now, Princess Clarissa D'Agostino was in his power. It was time to teach her a lesson…. The future of the kingdom rested on her. Clarissa knew she had to do whatever it took to convince Ferruccio to accept the crown and save them all. Even if it meant marrying a man who believed the worst of her. Even if it meant giving him her heart.
Their farce of a marriage will save his kingdom. And in return for an heir, Kamal Aal Masood will give his new wife Aliyah anything—except the trust and intimacy she desperately wants.
When Kamal abruptly ended their blistering affair years ago, he vowed Aliyah would never ensnare him again. Only a fool allowed his actions to be ruled by his heart. And only a woman like Aliyah would dare to challenge a king in a passionate battle of wills.…
Prince Fareed Aal Zaafer is driven by one purpose—to find his late brother's family. But when Gwen McNeal arrives, needing his help, Fareed is relieved she is not the woman he seeks, for he must claim her for his own.
Fareed is Gwen's last—and most dangerous—hope. For he doesn't just overwhelm her senses, he sweeps her and her baby away to his kingdom—the last place she should ever go. Now she must hide the truth, and deny the desire between them at any cost. For if she fails, the result will be unthinkable….
He'd noticed her across a crowded room, and in that instant Sheikh Shaheen Aal Shalaan wanted her. With just a few words, Shaheen had his mystery woman in his bed, where she awakened passions he'd long denied.
Then the sheikh discovered his lover's true identity. She was Johara, his childhood friend, now fully blossomed into a vision he could not do without. But his lineage demanded he take a wife of the throne's choosing. Anything else would have catastrophic results. Yet how could he turn away from the woman who carried his baby?
Self-made billionaire Raiden Kuroshiro escaped a dark past vowing to reclaim his heritage. But when the woman who once betrayed him returns, his desire for her threatens his plans. So he swears he'll purge her from his system and be done with her…
Scarlett Delacroix believes she's sinned beyond forgiveness. So she accepts Raiden's offer of temporary passion as her last chance with him. Then she becomes pregnant. But she and her baby have no place in Raiden's future—unless he walks away from all he's ever wanted…
Meanwhile, widower Sam Cutler is dreading the Christmas season. Struggling to be a good father to his nine-year-old twin daughters, he's wracked with guilt and battling painful memories. The last thing he needs is a beautiful stranger invading his world.
Jasmine keeps her royal identity secret, so Sam treats her the way no man in her native country ever would – a country where speaking to Jasmine out of turn could result in jail time. But Jasmine has a knack for getting past Sam's defenses, comforting his daughters, arousing his suppressed emotions, and forcing him to remember he's a man...
Both Sam and Jasmine need each other, but can they trust in Christmas magic to bring their hearts together?
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THE COWBOY'S PRIDE AND JOY (Billionaires and Babies)
By USA TODAY bestseller Maureen Child
A wealthy rancher who loves his reclusive mountain, Jake could never resist Cassidy. Especially not when she introduces him to his infant son…just as a snowstorm forces them to face everything that's still between them…
FROM ENEMY'S DAUGHTER TO EXPECTANT BRIDE (The Billionaires of Black Castle)
By USA TODAY bestseller Olivia Gates
Rafael Salazar is poised to destroy the man who stole his childhood, but his feelings for his enemy's daughter may threaten his plans. When she becomes pregnant, will he have to choose between revenge and love?
THE BOSS'S MISTLETOE MANEUVERS
By Linda Thomas-Sundstrom
Chad goes undercover at the agency he bought to oversee a Christmas campaign. But when the star ad exec with a strange aversion to the holiday jeopardizes the project, Chad doesn't know whether to fire her or seduce her!
Russian billionaire Ivan Konstantinov spent decades struggling with the treachery that almost destroyed him. But when Anastasia Shepherd, the only woman he's ever loved, suffers a near-fatal injury, he risks everything—even exposure to his betrayers—to save her.
He intends only to heal her then walk away again, but their explosive passion can't be denied. Then she gives him the ultimate Christmas gift: she's expecting his child. Will the promise of a holiday wedding and a perfect future erase the scars of Ivan's past…or will darker secrets ruin all they hold dear?
A wild weekend changes Gina St. Sebastian's life, but one thing won't change—her marital status. Ambassador Jack Mason, the dashing, arrogant father of her unborn baby, can forget about a marriage of convenience. She's perfectly capable without him. Never mind the heat between them. That's pregnancy hormones!
Jack will deploy his formidable charms to do what's right—marriage for the baby's sake. Yet the more he tries to convince Gina, the more he realizes he wants her as much as he wants his child….
Rumors swirl around the world-famous surgeon who just added Dr. Liliana Accardi's research lab to his vast empire. And from their first mesmerizing encounter, Antonio Balducci breaches all her defenses as he lures Lili into a passionate affair fueled by his own dark motives.
The gorgeous scientist is Antonio's entry into the family he's sworn to destroy. But his manipulations ensnare him. With his soul on fire for the woman he desires above all else, will Antonio's love prove stronger than his hunger for retribution?
He never imagined the incredible beauty would be a virgin! Yet just weeks after their roll in the hay, Stephanie Ryder was expecting his baby. Now millionaire Alec Creighton's once orderly world was slipping out of his control. Especially when her older brothers demanded that he propose to their sister. With the ceremony imminent, how would Alec wheel and deal his way out of it…or should he? Knowing the delights his bride offered, would having her in his bed be a pleasure he could afford?
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Hidden Heart by Lindsay McKenna
After being ambushed in Afghanistan, weapons sergeant Dan Taylor promises a fallen soldier he'll look out for his sister, Cait. But when Dan awakens wounded at a Pearl Harbor hospital, it's Cait, a physical therapist, who's assigned to his care. Now he must protect the woman he secretly loves from himself.
Desert Heat by Merline Lovelace
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A TEXAN IN HER BED (Lone Star Legends)
By USA TODAY bestselling author Sara Orwig
When Texas billionaire Wyatt Milan learns that stunning TV personality Destiny Jones intends to stir up a century-long family feud, his plan to stop her leads to a seduction that threatens his guarded heart.
REUNITED WITH THE LASSITER BRIDE (Dynasties: The Lassiters)
By USA TODAY bestselling author Barbara Dunlop
Angelica Lassiter thought she'd lost Evan forever after her grandfather's will wrecked their engagement. But when their best friends' wedding forces them to walk down the aisle—as best man and maid of honor—sparks fly!
NOT THE BOSS'S BABY (The Beaumont Heirs)
By Sarah M. Anderson
Chadwick Beaumont is tired of doing what everyone wants him to do. It's time he did what he wanted. And he wants his secretary, Serena Chase—pregnant or not!
Morgan Holbrook has a PhD in jet propulsion, a plum research position at CalTech and a sexy, new neighbor who is way out of his league. He’s got all the confidence in the world where it comes to applied physics, but he’s never been the guy who gets the girl.
Cheerleader Amelia Camden has sworn off boyfriends, focusing instead on her budding acting career. But when her nerdy, next door neighbor passes up his high school reunion, party enthusiast Amelia is determined to change his mind.
Wanting his former classmates to appreciate Morgan the way she does, as a brilliant, compassionate, engaging man, she goads him into a haircut, a great suit and a pair of contact lenses. Morgan plays along with the sexy Amelia. Who wouldn’t? But when her flattery turns to flirtation, he knows it’s all part of the act.
From their first explosive night, Caliope Sarantos and Maksim Volkov agreed to no commitment, only pure pleasure. Then her pregnancy changed everything.
Though the Russian tycoon made the baby his heir, he disappeared from Caliope's life. Now, he's back, offering everything he didn't in the past. But the shining promise of a happy ending is eclipsed by the shadow of his tragic past…and his dark future. Will Caliope's heart break again? Or will Maksim risk everything to claim this woman and child as his own?
Mohab Aal Ghaanem once had Jala Aal Masood…and lost her. Now, as a new king, he can end the explosive feud between their kingdoms, and fulfill his parting pledge to the princess of Judar…that he would make her his wife.
Marry Mohab? Six years ago, the prince risked his life to save Jala, igniting her desires…only to betray her trust. Now the ruthless seducer is forcing her into a sham marriage. Will it mean a second chance with the man she still craves…or heartbreak when all their dark secrets are revealed?
WIFE TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER
To save the family fortune, billionaire Jack Osland had to marry a woman he barely knew. Getting struggling clothing designer Kristy Mahoney to a Las Vegas chapel a minute after meeting her was no problem. Even though she supposedly loved someone else. Prenup in hand, Jack planned to enjoy his wedding-night privileges, then walk away with the untouchable Osland billions. He'd teach his gorgeous temporary bride a little lesson and have a very merry Christmas. But he had married the wrong woman....
In his Arabian kingdom, Crown Prince Raif Khouri commands, and women do his will…but then he meets headstrong American Ann Richardson. To get back the priceless statue he's convinced her minions stole, Raif kidnaps her!
Held captive by the sexy prince and mired in scandal at her auction house, Ann has her hands full. How can she convince Raif she's innocent…and convince her traitorous body to resist his sultry kisses?
But after one night with the woman his duty will never let him have, it's Raif who realizes the high price of ransom—his heart!
Family was everything. Control was everything else. So when Lucas Demarco discovered he shared custody of his orphaned niece, he was determined to change the situation at once. Especially since the baby's aunt, Devin Hartley, despised all the Demarcos.
Yet he'd underestimated Devin's devotion. She believed he only wanted the baby as part of a family power play. But Lucas had their niece's best interest at heart. Convincing Devin of that fact wouldn't be easy.
Especially when his desire for her was out of control—and about to turn them from enemies into lovers.
He rescued hostage Talia Burke from his royal family's rival tribe and swept her into his strong embrace. But Prince Harres Aal Shalaan soon discovered there was more to the brave beauty than he knew. Talia held information vital to protecting his beloved kingdom…and she had every reason not to trust him.
Marooned together at a desert oasis, Talia couldn't resist Harres. Yet even as his sizzling seduction entranced her, his loyalty to his family and country would always make them enemies. Falling for the sheikh would be her heart's greatest mistake…but she feared it was already too late….
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SEDUCED BY THE SPARE HEIR
Dynasties: The Montoros
by Andrea Laurence
When black-sheep Prince Gabriel unexpectedly finds himself in line to the throne, he turns to Serafia Espina to revamp his image. But when they go from friends to lovers, a family secret resurfaces, threatening everything they've begun.
PREGNANT BY THE COWBOY CEO
Diamonds in the Rough
by USA TODAY bestselling author Catherine Mann
Restaurateur Gene Bonnaire always gets what he wants, and he wants Rose Heathcote's shop for his new restaurant—and its current alluring owner in his bed! Securing the shop is easy. But seducing this defiant beauty may be his greatest challenge yet…
CLAIMING HIS SECRET SON
The Billionaires of Black Castle
by USA TODAY bestselling author Olivia Gates
Billionaire Richard Graves escaped from his mercenary past years ago, but he still wants his enemy's widow for himself. When their lives collide again, can he let go of old wounds despite the secret she's been keeping?
"You're the father."
After leaving her late cousin's baby on the Dalton doorstep, Grace Templeton poses as a nanny to discover which of the billionaire twins is the father. Grace promised to protect the child, but she didn't plan to fall for the seductive brother she learns is the daddy.
For single dad Blake, there's only one priority—protecting his daughter from whatever secrets Grace won't reveal. He'll get the truth from her—any way he can. And until she talks, he'll keep the temptress at his side all day…all night.
Not as the nanny, but as his wife!
After all, how hard can it be for Sydney to pretend to be in love with a sexy and charismatic cowboy? And Cole sure won't mind sharing his time--and maybe his bed?--with a fiery redhead from the city. So what if they're complete strangers? So what if she's only interested in borrowing his family's heirloom jewel, the Thunderbolt of Texas? So what if they discover a secret that could blow the whole scheme apart?
And what would happen if they actually managed to inconveniently fall for one another?
The battle of the sexes rages on, but a very intimate ceasefire is in store for the most eligible bachelors in Royal, Texas…
One Night, Two Heirs by Maureen Child
Upon seeing Sadie Price with twin girls, marine Rick Pruitt realizes he's a father and has some proposing to do. Yet the feisty single mom has no intention of agreeing to a loveless marriage. Now Rick's new mission is to change her mind…
The Rebel Tycoon Returns by Katherine Garbera
When self-made millionaire Christopher Richardson returns to Royal and comes face-to-face with Macy Reynolds, his renewed interest in her is flattering. He left town years before the accident that had changed her life—and her appearance. But does Christopher truly want her…or does he have a secret agenda?
An After-Hours Affair by Barbara Dunlop
Texas Cattleman's Club president Mitch Hayward is shocked and awed: his superefficient, self-effacing assistant has done a complete 180, becoming captivating before his very eyes. And on one very special night, he gives in to this brand-new temptation…
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Millionaire Playboy, Maverick Heiress by Robyn Grady
Temptation by Brenda Jackson
In Bed with the Opposition by Kathie DeNosky
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THE COWBOY'S PRIDE
Even a year of separation hasn't slaked rancher Clayton Worth's desire for his soon-to-be ex-wife. Trish's mysterious reluctance to have kids is what drove them apart. Now she's back in Red Ridge—and mother to a baby girl! Clayton thought it was all over between them…but it seems their hearts have other ideas.
THE PATERNITY PROPOSITION
Billionaire Alex Dalton has been with many women. Now he needs just one—Julie Bartlett, the fiery redhead he spent one hot night with. Might she be the mother of a baby left on the Dalton doorstep? It's either his child or his brother's, but the paternity test is inconclusive. He needs Julie's DNA. And Alex vows to tempt her into giving him everything he wants.
TAKE ME, COWBOY
Copper Ridge • by USA TODAY bestselling author Maisey Yates
Tomboy Anna Brown wants to tap into her femininity, but is clueless on how to do so. When her brothers bet she'll be dateless at a charity auction, she turns to a makeover—and her way-too-sexy best friend—to prove them wrong.
A BARGAIN WITH THE BOSS
Chicago Sons • by USA TODAY bestselling author Barbara Dunlop
Playboy brother Tucker has no desire to run the family corporation, but a scandal forces his hand. His trial by fi re heats up even more when he clashes with the feisty, sexy secretary who's hiding a big secret from him…
REUNITED WITH THE REBEL BILLIONAIRE
Bayou Billionaires • by USA TODAY bestselling author Catherine Mann
After being ordered to reunite with his estranged wife to keep his career stable, a football superstar realizes that their fake relationship is more than an assignment. It might be what he wants more than anything else…
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Undercover agent Dominic St. Sebastian never expected to be dubbed a duke. The resulting media frenzy puts his name in the headlines and his undercover career on hold. And it's all the fault of his cousin's dowdy research assistant Natalie Clark, who dug up the information…then showed up on Dom's doorstep with a case of amnesia!
So why is Dom suddenly finding her so unforgettable? Could it be that Natalie isn't what she seems? One thing's certain: their undeniable magnetism is about to take them on a royally wild ride!
For psychologist Claire Cantwell—code name Cyrene—the stakes couldn't be higher. Tapped for a top-secret mission for the president, the OMEGA covert operative needed the unique expertise of a man with whom she'd shared danger—and her bed.
Lethally attractive special ops agent and ultrasuave diplomat Luis Esteban wanted more than Claire was ready to give. Now, with their very survival at stake, Claire has to trust Luis with her life…even if that means surrendering the one thing she vowed never to give: her heart.
As one of the world's most powerful men, Prince Durante D'Agostino often received inappropriate offers. Yet the woman attached to this one stole the breath from his body. He had no interest in discussing business—until he learned she'd come to bring the prodigal prince back to Castaldini to become its future king.
Seducing the messenger wasn't supposed to be part of the bargain. But after one fiery night, Durante knew Gabrielle was meant to rule by his side. Until he discovered her true identity—and the betrayal launched his scheme for a most royal revenge.
The Baby Contract (Billionaires and Babies) Barbara Dunlop
Security expert Tony won't hire Mila as a security specialist—but he will hire her to care for the baby that has come under his protection. Working together night and day soon turns this job into a passionate mission…
His Son, Her Secret (The Beaumont Heirs) Sarah M. Anderson
When Byron Beaumont returns to Colorado after a year away, he's stunned to find that his ex—the daughter of his family's nemesis—secretly had Byron's son. Now he's determined to claim them both—whatever it takes!
Bidding on Her Boss (The Hawke Brothers) Rachel Bailey
When a florist buys her boss at auction, not for a date but to pitch a business idea, he's impressed…and unexpectedly finds himself falling for the last person he should get involved with—his own employee!
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With his family pressuring him to settle down, Travis Jacobs hightails it to the rodeo for a no-strings fling. But the bull rider never expected to bump into Danielle Marin. The pretty lawyer once rebuffed his flirtations. Now, however, she looks ready for a little fun.
Danielle knows getting involved with a rogue like Travis will only lead to heartache. Her career in question, she should be thinking with her head, not the heat of their kisses. But when all roads lead back to Colorado—and Travis—resistance is futile. Will she finally manage to lasso the last cowboy standing?
Mr. April: Rodrigo Valderrama, billionaire Spanish surgeon.
His Patient: The woman he's always wanted.
His Problem: An explosive pregnancy secret.
He'd rushed to her side the moment he'd learned of her accident. Whisking the recovering Cybele away to his palatial seafront estate, the wealthy doctor vowed to care for and protect the pregnant young widow…and never let her know his true feelings. But he feared that even with all his brilliant skills, he might not be able to keep Cybele if she learned the truth about his role in her pregnancy.
Texas is the perfect place for holiday heat—exactly what Dr. Anastazia St. Sebastian needs before making the biggest decision of her career. Enter hunky shipping billionaire Mike Brennan, who insists on buying her dinner after she saves his nephew. But one night leads to more. And even three days of fun in the sun—and in Mike's bedroom—aren't enough. This doc of royal descent wants to fall in love…but how can she when what Mike wants is the one thing she can never give?
A case of mistaken identity landed Devon McShay on the receiving end of a mind-blowing kiss—from her new client! CEO Cal Logan was an undeniably handsome man, and despite their business relationship, Devon couldn't help thinking about kissing him again.
When a crippling ice storm traps them in Salzburg for Christmas, sharing a room is their only option. And sharing a bed becomes their pleasure. Could this passionate encounter evolve into anything more than a holiday affair?