Montana winters are harsh, but bad weather won’t get in the way of the Calders’ Christmas reunion. Patriarch Chase Calder is determined to make this holiday the happiest yet—especially for his daughter, Cat. And Chase knows the best gifts aren’t always done up in paper and ribbon . . .
It’s high time for widowed Cat to have a man in her life again, whether she’ll admit it or not. But Chase has more than one ace up his sleeve—he’s been thinking long and hard, and this secret Santa will bring joy to the whole clan. As the magical season begins with a glorious snowfall, the Calders share a host of surprises—including a mystery solved, a special visitor, and the greatest gift of all: love, the forever kind.
Praise for Janet Dailey and her Christmas novels
“The spirit of Christmas permeates this charming holiday romance.”
—RT Book Reviews on MERRY CHRISTMAS COWBOY
“In what has become a delightful annual tradition, Dailey creates a lovely Christmas romance.”
—RT Book Reviews on A COWBOY UNDER MY CHRISTMAS TREE
“A definite stocking stuffer.”—Library Journal
“A surefire winner.”—Publishers Weekly
A Colorado Christmas To Remember
On the Denver streets, officer Paula Lewis is as tough as she needs to be. But away from skyscrapers and suspects, Paula gives back to the community she loves. This holiday season she's moonlighting at the Christmas House, a turn-of-the-century mansion transformed into a festive wonderland to delight local children thanks to volunteers like Paula--and Zach Bennett.
Zach left his family's Colorado ranch to sign on as a carpenter at the Christmas House. Freewheeling Zach hopes to make this holiday the merriest yet--from coaxing Paula onto the bunny slopes to filling in as a last-minute Santa. And as she and Zach are drawn together to keep one young boy out of harm's way, Paula realizes that the best gifts are second chances, happy endings, and the kind of love that makes every day warm and bright. . .
He's the one who got away.
The cowboy who claimed her heart before taking off on a tour of duty, planning never to return. But Beau Tyler is back, and Natalie Haskell feels defenseless against the powerful pull of the brawny soldier. Especially when she finds herself suddenly widowed and needing the shelter of his strong arms.
She's the hometown sweetheart.
The girl Beau left behind but never forgot, despite his battle-scarred soul. Now Natalie is the real reason he's staying on at the ranch, despite rumors that he was somehow involved in her late husband's death. Because something in Beau has stirred to life again--something he believed his painful past had destroyed. And not even wild horses can keep him from the woman he still loves ....
Facing foreclosure on her California home, widowed Kylie Wayne is grateful to accept her aging aunt Muriel’s offer to come back to small-town Branding Iron, Texas, and help out on the ranch. But when an early storm rolls in, Kylie’s dream of a perfect Christmas for her kids is blown away with the unexpected snow. Comfort and joy seem unlikely, unless a certain long, tall Texan with a bad boy’s charm can rope some holiday cheer…
No one imagined restless, independent Shane Taggart would work his parents’ ranch all these years. But with his father gone, Shane is ready to sell his land and see the world—until sweet, sexy Kylie shows up. The dutiful good girl he remembers has turned into a spirited woman, and Shane wants to give her the warm family future she longs for, puppy and all. One kiss under the mistletoe may not convince her, but Shane knows that love is a gift that will last forever…
The greatest gift is love. . .
Ski instructor Annie Bennett doesn't have time to miss the twinkling lights and holiday parties in Aspen and Vail. With her older brothers gone and winter just around the corner, her parents need help with their sprawling Colorado ranch. The most wonderful time of the year isn't always easy for a lot of the folks in their town, but Annie does her best--until the tall, dark, and rugged surveyor on their neighbor's land becomes a potent distraction. . .
Wyoming born and bred, Marshall Stone is a practical man. But there's something about Annie that's as wild and sweet as the mountain wind. He doesn't want to tame her. Just love her. Annie Bennett is all he wants for Christmas. And for always. But she's too wary to believe he means it. Until he takes her in his arms and explains without saying a single word. . .
Cat is a Calder, through and through: proud, headstrong, intelligent, and beautiful. When her fiance is accidentally killed, she vows never to love again. But one reckless night with a handsome, gray-eyed stranger changes everything, giving her a son with striking gray eyes.
Deciding to raise the baby on the Triple C Ranch, Cat thinks she's finally got life under control—until the new sheriff, Logan Echohawk, arrives in town. He's a ruggedly handsome man with striking gray eyes...
The harder Cat tries to ignore Logan the more she finds herself torn between her promise to her first love and powerful, unexpected feelings for her child's father. With the whole Calder clan standing firmly behind her, and her son's future in her hands, Cat must decide: Will she keep her heart safe or take a chance on a new, true love?
Chase Calder has no recollection of who he is, why he came to Fort Worth . . . or who tried to put a bullet in his head the night that a cowboy named Laredo Smith saved his life. Laredo recognizes him as the owner of Montana's Triple C Ranch—but according to the local papers, Chase has just been declared dead, the victim of a fiery car crash.
The only place Chase can find answers is at the Triple C . . . and the only person he can trust is his level-headed daughter-in-law, Jessy Calder. Helping Chase brings Jessy into conflict with headstrong Cat Calder, and into an uneasy alliance with the mysterious and seductive Laredo. And when another family member is found murdered on Calder soil, Chase resolves to come out of hiding and track down a ruthless killer . . . before the killer finds him first. . .
Praise for Janet Dailey and her bestselling Calder novels
“The passion, spirit and strength readers expect from a Calder story—and a Calder
hero—shine through.” —Publishers Weekly on Lone Calder Star
“Dailey confirms her place as a top megaseller.” —Kirkus Reviews on Calder Pride
Through the treacherous Texas prairie, the perils of Indian country, and a bustling Dodge City, they forged their way to Montana. With Calder strength, they would harvest their fortune from the rich earth, on the sprawling plains of This Calder Range.
With his rugged-cowboy looks, Trey Calder could have his pick of women. But he's been holding out for someone special, and the minute he lays eyes on photographer Sloan Davis, he knows he's found her, and within weeks the two are married. It's a dream come true for the orphaned Sloan. . .until Trey makes a startling discovery about just who Sloan is and what she's really after.
Passion turns into suspicion and a dangerous game is set in motion, putting everything the Calders have worked for over the generations on the line. A formidable enemy has been lying in wait. Someone who will use whatever means necessary to control their land, their lives, and their legacy forever. Trey Calder has been trained to take over his family's ranch, to protect what is theirs. Now the time has come for a Calder son to make a stand and hope that his way is the right way. . .
"The passion, spirit and strength readers expect from a Calder story—and a Calder hero—shine through. . ." —Publishers Weekly on Lone Calder Star
The quiet horse whisperer whose touch still ignites her dreams—and is everything wealthy Lauren Prescott is not. She can think of a million reasons why she should never ever fall into Sky Fletcher's sure embrace again. Until she clashes head-on with the dangerous complications of her privileged life and needs his protection like air to breathe . . .
She's more than he can resist.
The heiress Sky can't get out of his heart, no matter how much he tries. And being the secret third Tyler son doesn't change a thing. All he wants from his two brothers is help uncovering a dangerous conspiracy threatening his land, their ranch, and the spirited beauty he never should have touched. . .
Cold cases aren't RJ Bannon's usual line of work. But Ann Montgomery's long-ago abduction is too intriguing to pass up. Ann was just three when she was taken in the night from her family's historic Virginia mansion more than twenty-five years ago. The socially prominent Montgomerys launched a heartbreaking search but no trace of the missing girl was ever found.
Bannon knows the chances of finding her now--alive or dead--are slim, yet he can't stop searching for answers. Especially once he meets Erin Randall. A beautiful, talented local artist, she seems to share some tantalizing connections with the vanished Ann. As the legacy of lies and deception comes to a shocking climax, a hidden menace explodes, and Bannon vows to protect Erin at all costs. . .even if it puts his own life on the line. . .
"Fast-paced, compelling romantic mystery." --Library Journal
Praise For Janet Dailey and her novels
"Dailey confirms her place as a top mega-seller." --Kirkus Reviews
"Evocative, flavorful. . .Dailey casts her spell . . ."--Publishers Weekly on Masquerade
"A sure-fire winner." --Publishers Weekly on Rivals
The future looks merry and bright…
The little town of Branding Iron, Texas, keeps an annual tradition that makes the holidays especially festive—the Cowboys’ Christmas Ball. But Sheriff Ben Marsden, busy with work, joint custody of his son, and caring for his aging mother, has no plans to attend. Not until a pretty newcomer to his small town gets involved in the planning. Suddenly Ben finds himself wanting to keep a close eye on Jessica Ramsey, and not just because her relatives seem to be in jail more than out. He can tell the mysterious redhead has secrets in her past, but now that she’s bought a little fixer upper with her mom to start a bed and breakfast, the whole family’s turning over a new leaf. With the prospect of dancing and celebrating ahead, surely there’s time for everyone to unwind. Because this year, more than ever, Ben’s got Christmas—and loving—on his mind.
Praise for JANET DAILEY and her novels
“Dailey confirms her place as a top mega-seller.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Readers will be glad they’ve gone along for the ride.” —Chicago Sun-Times on Heiress
“The spirit of Christmas permeates this charming holiday romance.” —RT Book Reviews on Merry Christmas, Cowboy
Their land . . . their family . . . their pride.
When the Calders fight for the things they love, they fight to win.
Jessy Niles Calder grew up on the Triple C ranch, six hundred square miles of grassland as bountiful as it can be harsh. It’s land that bends to no man’s will—just like a Calder. As Ty Calder’s wife, Jessy finally has all she’s ever wanted. But shadowing this new happiness are enemies greedy for the rich Montana land, so much so they are willing to shed blood to get it. And these days complicating matters seems to be Ty’s ex-wife’s main reason for living. Before it’s all over and done, Jessy will be faced with the fight of her life—one that is sure to change the Triple C forever . . .
Praise for Janet Dailey and her bestselling Calder novels
“The passion, spirit and strength readers expect from a Calder story—and a Calder hero—shine through…” —Publishers Weekly on Lone Calder Star
“Dailey confirms her place as a top megaseller.” —Kirkus Reviews on Calder Pride
Young and beautiful, Laura Calder isn't content to live on a Montana ranch. Touring Europe with her "Aunt" Tara brings her into contact with the sophisticated world she's craved...and with the two men--and ultimate rivals--who will lay claim to her heart. Boone Rutledge is the son of a Texas billionaire and used to getting what he wants. He wants Laura...and so does Sebastian Dunshill, Earl of Crawford, a handsome, sexy Londoner with a few secrets he can't share.
Caught up in a whirlwind courtship with both men that will take her from the nightclubs of Rome to the manor houses of England, across the dusty flatlands of Texas and finally home to the Triple C Ranch, Laura is determined to make her choice on her own terms. But Calder pride will lead Laura into a danger for which her sheltered background has never prepared her...and to a man who is a threat to the family she loves more than she knows...
When Stacy Adams’s world collapses after the death of her father, she feels the need to reflect on where her life is going. A secluded cabin in a Texas valley seems like a perfect place to sort herself out.
But when Stacy meets the arrogant rancher Cord Harris, all her hopes of peace and serenity vanish, especially when Cord says, “Go back to the city, where you belong.” It’s exactly the wrong thing to say to Stacy. Now she’s fighting mad—and determined to stay.
No Quarter Asked, the thrilling love story of a city girl and a cowboy, is the very first novel by the legendary name in romance who has sold more than 300 million copies and went on to write a story set in every state of the union for her famed Americana series.
Rugged. Tall. Built to last. Linc Bannon has it all--and he's there every time Kenzie needs him. Their mission is to serve their country stateside, Linc in high-level intelligence, Kenzie training combat dogs. Independent and sexy, Kenzie is definitely one of a kind--and the only one he wants. But if you ask her, she doesn't need a hero in her life.
Until two of her friends, thousands of miles apart, are suddenly struck down. One, a soldier, is dead; the other, a civilian, is barely alive. Linc goes into action and uncovers a lethal web connecting the tragic events. A killer is at large, unhinged and with unfinished business. Now Kenzie has no choice but to join forces with the one man who can get past her defenses. . .
Praise for Janet Dailey and Bannon Brothers: Trust
"Dailey launches her Bannon Brothers trilogy with this fast-paced, compelling romantic mystery." --Library Journal
"Romance and suspense blend seamlessly into the tightly crafted plot." --Romantic Times
With one leg in a cast and a heart hardened by bitter holiday memories, all Leslie wants for Christmas is a quiet and restful vacation at her aunt's Vermont home. But that was before she met the new neighbor¿
handsome Tagg Williams.
As the holidays heat up, Leslie finds herself in an awkward dance of attraction with Tagg, mesmerized by his warm smile and strong embrace -- and charmed by his sweet daughter, Holly. The more time they spend together, the more it feels like home.¿But even as her passion deepens, Leslie knows she will have to choose between the ghosts of her past and the once-in-a-lifetime chance to give herself and her heart to Tagg -- forever.
In a captivating novel filled with Christmas magic, Janet Dailey proves once again why she is one of the best-loved storytellers of our time.
All her life, beautiful Sheila got what she wanted. Now she yearned for the raw passion of a man beyond her reach, a violent, mysterious outlaw whose followers adored him. A lion of a man who held her for ransom -- a man who would trade her for a fortune in gold. But Sheila wanted only him -- with all the reckless longing of her body and soul.
After it ended suddenly, Delaney threw herself into her work with a fury and intensity calculated to erase every other thought from her mind. And she promised that she'd never let any man touch her so deeply again. Ever.
But when Delaney finds herself in Jared's hometown of Aspen, Colorado, on a dangerous job, she begins to wonder if she is strong enough to refuse him a second time...
Fleeing to Idaho to join her father’s hunting party, she hoped to forget the bronzed stranger’s fiery touch. But there he was—her stranger, their guide, Brig McCord.
Their days were filled with the wild beauty of the hunt, their nights with the primitive fire of their passion.
But soon their idyll was shattered by jealousy, betrayal, and murder.
Now Jordanna has to face the hidden truths about her father and her brother, and a secret that already had claimed one life and threatened to destroy her newfound love.
“Don’t be a fool and marry her!” That had been Riordan’s advice. He had made his disapproval of Kerry, his brother’s fiancé, quite obvious. Jill, Kerry’s roommate, was determined to do anything she could to help her friend to happiness- and it would giver her added pleasure to thwart Riordan. She’d even go so far as setting a trap for him! Jill was beautiful; she could have any man she wante. But when she challenged Riordan, he completely turned the tables on her!
Gina’s face grew pale with shock. It couldn’t be Rhyder. Not after all these years. But there was no mistaking the tall, darkly tanned figure moving menacingly nearer. Like a child, a young, naïve Gina had once worshipped Rhyder Owens. But her desire for him, even then, had been like a woman’s. Gina was older now, an intelligent, sophisticated lawyer. Yet she felt the waves of panic rising inside her. “Why did you have to come back to Maine?” she protested in angry despair. “I don’t want you here. All I want to do is forget.” Rhyder’s narrowed blue eyes raked her body chillingly. “You couldn’t possibly have forgotten that you are my wife!”
Spanning two hundred years, this saga of romance and adventure in the untamed Alaska wilderness begins with Tasha Tarakanov, a beautiful Aleut woman, and her beloved Andrei, a noble and ambitious Cossack hunter. From their union come seven generations of proud Alaskans, including the beautiful Marisha, who finds her fortune as a legendary madam, and Wylie Cole, who bravely defends his homeland during World War II.
Glorious and grand, The Great Alone is a story of brave young men and women, whose dreams, heritage, betrayals, loves, and fortitude are as vast and wild as the land from which they sprang.
Even though she filled her home and her life with expensive things, she couldn’t fill the void left by her ruggedly handsome ex-husband, Race.
When tragedy brings them together again, she finds he is still the same irresponsible wildcatter she’d walked out on. But he hasn’t lost his powerful, sensual magnetism. She’s still drawn to him…but Vanessa knows she must never again become a wildcatter’s woman.
As an impetuous teenager, Dawn Lord had forsaken her love for Slater MacBride to marry a Texas millionaire, and immediately regretted her decision. After eleven years of putting up with a loveless marriage, Dawn decides to return to her home in the Florida Keys, seeking peace in the turquoise waters of the sea.
But rather than peace, Dawn only finds storms of desire when confronted by Slater, once again. Once a penniless speculator, now a local tycoon, Slater has vowed to make up for lost time—in every way.
Rome was not man enough for one woman. Newspaper reporter, Lexie Templeton, didn’t need to meet Rome Lockwood to know his type--a male chauvinist playboy with a different girl on his arm every night! Lexie’s caustic comments to Shari Sullivan, the gossip columnist, hit the headlines, and Rome Lockwood came storming into the office looking for Lexie and revenge. With fire in his eyes, Rome challenged her to stand by her feminist views. And Lexie accepted the challenge, never dreaming that the sparkes had only begun to fly…
Finally rescued, she returned to a husband who shunned her touch, and to white women friends who found her stained and disgraced. But Hannah fought for her honor with the help of one man who valued her strength and spirit...one man who walked by her side in a land strewn with hate and injustice.
Todd is the brother of the man she loves! Barbara is not prepared for the shock awaiting her when her fiancé, Todd, takes her on holiday to his family’s ranch. All the heartache of her brief affair with Jock Malloy resurfaces as she discovers Jock is Todd’s half brother and the owner of the ranch. Not even Todd can protect her from Jock’s renewed assault on her battered and confused emotions. Loving Jock as she did, how can she ever be a proper wife to Todd?
Lainie MacLeod's mother wants only the best things in life for her beautiful daughter. And for a while, Lainie has it all, including the perfect husband. Rad MacLeod was the most handsome, nicest guy in Denver, Colorado but then Rad went away. And he's the only man Lainie has ever truly loved. Now Rad's back. They're both a little older, a whole lot wiser, and the romance is hotter than ever.
“I don’t care why you came back.” Maggie’s eyes flashed angrily as she added, “You’re the father of my son-but that’s all. I divorced you five years ago because I wanted you out of my life. I don’t want you now!” It was a lie. The divorce hadn’t stopped Maggie from loving Wade. Only pride kept her from admitting it. And pride made her contain her curiosity about Wade’s return. He’d said he merely wanted to visit their son, Mike. But Maggie secretly feared there was something more…
On the fringe of the crowd of mourners at the funeral is a woman whose face nearly mirrors her own—a second daughter. And, as if that betrayal isn’t enough, she discovers that her father has left his money to the interloper. Abbie has the Arabians, but not the money to support them. As she witnesses her rival’s rise in the Texas social scene, a tall, rough-hewn oil man named MacCrea Wilder enters her life. She doesn’t need the distraction, but there’s something about his sinewy arms that keeps her mind circling back to his kiss. Yet, as the years pass, even love may be sacrificed to the bitterness between these two women.With over 300 million books sold, Janet Dailey is one of the great names in fiction. In Heiress, she tells the story of half sisters trapped in a bitter rivalry, providing the “solid entertainment” that made her famous (Publishers Weekly).
This was no will-o’-the-wisp, to slip away in the dark, but a bright and shining love to show the way into tomorrow.
Danger and excitement drive the world of big-time auto racing - and racing champion Mitch Braden thrives on both. THE INDY MAN has legions of female fans hoping to see him in the winner's circle. But winning Susan Mabry's heart comes first. Susan is sweet, sassy, and independent, and she's everything he's ever wanted in a woman.
Lara Cochran was happy before Trevor, her charming husband, had turned to other women. But, because divorce is unheard-of in Lara's Mississippi family, she doesn’t want one. She doesn’t want to open her heart to anyone ever again. One disastrous marriage is enough; she is now safely immune from all men. Or so she thinks. Once she meets Rans MacQuade, the rugged and virile manager of her father's Mississippi plantation, she fears she may not be as immune as she had hoped . . .
Stirring up all the romance and excitement a bride could hope for—plus a healthy dose of unforeseen shenanigans—four of today’s most dazzling bestselling authors deliver the wedding of the year, where there’s something—and someone—for everyone. . .
Opposites attract when a wealthy cattleman and a penniless artist decide to get hitched at a Texas dude ranch in tornado country—and the whirlwind festivities are as filled with surprises as their love . . . especially when the guest list includes: one pretty party crasher on a mission, a sheriff known as the One Night Stand King, and a workaholic event planner who definitely did not plan to fall for a laid back cowboy. Toss in a shocking behind-the-scenes bet, a fateful power outage, and a Man of Honor and a Best Woman determined to see the worst in each other (between hot kisses), plus thrilling lessons in love at first—and second—sight, and the celebrations are going to go all night long!
Mara had locked her feelings away. Aloof, cold as ice- that was Mara Prentiss. And she felt she had every reason to be that way. Her father’s infidelity had killed her mother. That’s what love leads to Mara thought. Mara hated her father, Adam, but she looked after him out of duty. When he became friends with the striking, persuasive Sinclair Buchanan, a tenant on Mara’s land, she was incensed. When Sinclair began his campaign to unfreeze Mara’s bitter heart, she was tempted. But she had no intention of falling in love. Surely she was above stooping to that!
Victoria Beaumont is looking forward to relaxing on Mackinac Island, Michigan, at the family’s summer home. All thoughts of relaxing soon flee when she realizes that her father, Charles, has invited Dirk Ramsey to the island. Dirk’s ruthless newspaper articles threaten to damage Charles’s political career. Perhaps if Dirk gets to know the Beaumont’s better he will change his views. Victoria doesn’t want to know him better. True, Dirk Ramsey is the most attractive man she’s ever met — but any interest he shows her is purely for the sake of journalism. At least she thinks it is . . .
Shy and sweet, Laurie Evans looks a lot like her glamorous and impulsive cousin LaRaine . . . but their personalities are as different as night and day. And, now that LaRaine just landed her first movie role, she doesn’t have time for Rian Montgomery, her millionaire fiancé – or his faraway family. She talks Laurie into a DANGEROUS MASQUERADE and begs her to visit the Montgomery clan and pretend to be her, just this once. Laurie agrees to play the part . . . until Rian turns up unexpectedly . . .
One minute, beautiful Louisiana shipping heiress Remy Jardin was being swept away by the uninhibited party madness of Carnival in France’s Côte d’Azur. The next, she wakes up in Nice, suffering from amnesia after a brutal attack, her identity and memories lost in a dizzying eddy of confusion. Found by her family and rushed back to her home in New Orleans, Remy feels neither relief nor calm—only dread. For Remy is surrounded by strangers.
Her father claims to have Remy’s best interests at heart, yet he seems too anxious to have her committed. Her conniving brother is filled with cryptic warnings. And what is she to make of slippery and handsome Cole Buchanan, CEO of the family’s Louisiana shipping line? He claims they were once passionately involved, but his secrets suggest something devious. Now, as Cole claws at her heart anew, Remy wonders if he’s just another soul she dare not trust, or the only man whose declarations of love can save her.
All reclusive artist Gabriel Bradley wants is solitude. But when a very pregnant—and very beautiful woman ends up at his remote cabin during a blizzard, the modern-day Scrooge can't turn her away. For even though Laura is desperate, alone, and on the run, she's managed to bring Gabriel the gifts of passion, hope and life—he only needs the courage to reach for them.
A NORA ROBERTS CLASSIC AVAILABLE DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME
From New York Times and USA Today-bestselling author Carolyn Brown comes a contemporary Western romance filled to the brim with sexy cowboys, gutsy heroines, and genuine down-home Texas twang.
'Tis the season for...
• A pistol-totin' woman who's no angel
• A tough cowboy who doesn't believe in miracles
• Love that warms the coldest nights
After a year in Kuwait, Lucas Allen can't wait to get back to his ranch for Christmas and meet his gorgeous Internet pal in person. When he pulls in, there's Natalie Clark right in his front yard with a pink pistol in her hand and a dead coyote at her feet.
Lucas is unfazed. But wait...is that a BABY in her arms?
Fans of Linda Lael Miller and Diana Palmer will thrill to this charming story of a Texas cowboy military veteran, the woman of his dreams...and the secret baby that binds them together.
Cowboys & Brides Series:
Billion Dollar Cowboy (Book 1)
The Cowboy's Christmas Baby (Book 2)
The Cowboy's Mail Order Bride (Book 3)
How to Marry a Cowboy (Book 4)
Praise for Bestselling Contemporary Western Romances by Carolyn Brown:
"Carolyn Brown created some handsome, hunkified, HOT cowboys! A fun, enjoyable, four-star-Christmas-to-remember novel."-The Romance Reviews
"Full of sizzling chemistry and razor-sharp dialogue."-Night Owl Reviews, Reviewer Top Pick 4 1⁄2 stars
"Makes me believe in Christmas miracles and long slow kisses under the mistletoe."-The Romance Studio
On the first day of Christmas, former wild child Dina Gregory returns home to New York on a mission: To find the father of her young son. Making him take responsibility for the child he helped create is the only thing on Dina's wish list. Instead, she finds herself in an awkward run-in with his stuffy older brother, Ben.
Ben has never liked Dina. But he can't help but admire her tenacity—and her bold beauty. Being trapped together during a holiday blizzard offers him a glimpse into what it would be like to have a family, and to fall truly in love. Could it be that Dina has reignited his Christmas spirit? The only thing Ben knows for sure is that her heart is a gift to behold...and he will never let go.
Look for Dangerous Curves Ahead—available now!—and Thrown for a Curve, coming in March 2013 from St. Martin's Paperbacks.
Praise for Sugar Jamison's Perfect Fit series:
"Snarky, sexy, and so much fun. Sugar Jamison is sure to be a hit!"
—Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author
"Laugh out loud funny and super sexy, with unique characters you can't help but love!"—New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster
"Delightful!"—Susan Donovan, New York Times bestselling author
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sugar Jamison is a Southern belle trapped in a New Yorker's body. With a love of big hair and high heeled shoes, she spends her day at her very normal day job and night dreaming up sweet and sassy romances.
Damn it, a man had his pride and a caribou a certain majestic presence, all of which could wind up ruined if he abased himself to play a simple-minded reindeer in the town’s Christmas parade.
No way was he wearing damned tinsel in his antlers.
Like hell was he sporting a red nose and pulling a sleigh.
But he changes his mind when he meets the woman in charge of the event.
Single mom, Crystal, is doing her best to offer her daughter the best Christmas ever. It’s their first in Kodiak Point, and she’s not about to let some vain jerk ruin it for her little girl. If playing dirty is what it takes…then bring on the Christmas games.
As Crystal and Kyle butt heads—and lips—they discover more than goodwill this holiday season. They’re gifted with a second chance at love.
Welcome to Kodiak Point, where the wildlife might wear clothes, but animal instinct rules the heart.
# 1 Kodiak's Claim , #2 Outfoxed by Love, #3 Polar Bared , #3.5 Caribou's Gift, #4 Wolf's Capture, #5 Grizzly Love
Genre: paranormal romance, werewolf romance, shapeshifter romance, fantasy romance, alpha male, bear romance, military romance, humorous romance, comedy romance, Alaska romance
Being sidelined for far too long due to injuries, Portland Storm player Brenden “Soupy” Campbell is ready to take his career to the next level and make his new position on the team stick. After he meets the general manager’s cute new assistant, Brenden knows he’s right where he’s supposed to be.
Determined to change things up On the Fly and establish a future for herself and her children, Rachel Shaw jumps at the opportunity to work for the Storm. She’s not going to let anything—or anyone—get in her way, especially not a sexy and overly cocky hockey star.
But when Brenden pulls out all the stops and turns on the charm, Rachel refuses to make the same mistake twice. Now, it’s up to Brenden to cement his spot—both on the team and in Rachel’s heart.
The Portland Storm series reading order:
2. On the Fly
3. Taking a Shot
4. Light the Lamp
5. Delay of Game
6. Double Major
7. In the Zone
8. Holiday Hat Trick
10. Dropping Gloves
11. Home Ice
12. Mistletoe Misconduct
13. Losing an Edge
14. Game Breaker
15. Defensive Zone - releasing on February 9, 2017
16. Power Play - releasing on May 25, 2017
17. Neutral Zone - releasing October 19, 2017
The Portland Storm series is a hockey romance series, but it is about a lot more than just hockey. Serious themes are explored in each book, including rape, cancer, addiction, miscarriage, molestation, grief, and many others. If you have triggers, please be aware that some or all of these books could contain material which would trigger you. Even if you don't have triggers, consider this your tissue warning. You could ugly cry while reading them.
KEYWORDS: sports romance, hockey romance, athlete, tearjerker, emotional romance, family, molestation, jock
After years of traveling the globe, prizewinning reporter Jason Law returns home to his small New Hampshire town to win back the woman who slipped through his fingers. But it might take a Christmas miracle for Faith Monroe to give him a second chance...
'Tis the season for...
All he wants for Christmas is peace and quiet...
After two tours in Afghanistan, retired Army sniper Finn O'Donnell believes his new ranch outside the sleepy little town of Burnt Boot, Texas, is the perfect place for an undisturbed holiday season. But before he can settle in, an old friend shows up looking for protection and a place where nobody knows her name.
But that's going to take a miracle...
Callie Brewster must relocate to protect her young nephew, Martin, and the only person she trusts is her old Army friend, Finn. Burnt Boot seems like the perfect place to be anonymous, but it turns out a small town with big drama is no place to hide...
Burnt Boot, Texas Series:
Cowboy Boots for Christmas (Book 1)
The Trouble with Texas Cowboys (Book 2)
Praise for The Cowboy's Christmas Baby:
"Featuring a down-home cast of characters that feel more like family than fiction, this story makes for the perfect escape."—RT Book Reviews, 4 stars
The brand new book from bestselling author Debbie Johnson will make you laugh, make you cry, and make you raid the pantry in the middle of the night...
The Comfort Food Cafe is perched on a windswept clifftop at what feels like the edge of the world, serving up the most delicious cream teas; beautifully baked breads, and carefully crafted cupcakes. For tourists and locals alike, the ramshackle cafe overlooking the beach is a beacon of laughter, companionship, and security – a place like no other; a place that offers friendship as a daily special, and where a hearty welcome is always on the menu.
For widowed mum-of-two Laura Walker, the decision to uproot her teenaged children and make the trek from Manchester to Dorset for the summer isn’t one she takes lightly, and it’s certainly not winning her any awards from her kids, Nate and Lizzie. Even her own parents think she’s gone mad.
Her new job at the cafe, and the hilarious people she meets there, give Laura the chance she needs to make new friends; to learn to be herself again, and – just possibly – to learn to love again as well.
For her, the Comfort Food Cafe doesn’t just serve food – it serves a second chance to live her life to the full...
What readers are saying about Summer at the Comfort Food Cafe:
‘My new favourite author’ – Holly Martin, bestselling author of ‘Summer at Rose Island’
'A lovely, emotion-filled, giggle-inducing story' – Sunday Times bestselling author Milly Johnson
‘Heart-warming and optimistic, Summer at the Comfort Food Café is a genuinely gorgeous novel, a book of hope and solidarity, friendship and humour and the belief that everything might just turn out okay after all’ – Sophie, Reviewed the Book
‘Everything I hoped it would be and more’ – Becca’s Books
‘Fans of Paige Toon will enjoy this beautiful story’ – Erin’s Choice
‘If this book had arms it would grab you and pull you in to the most amazing book ever...just magical’ – Lisa Talks About
‘An engaging, entertaining and loveable book’ – Rae’s Reads
‘I wish I could actually go there...an original story and it has such a romantic ending’ – With Love for Books
I fell hard for Cade the moment I met up with those bedroom eyes of his, but it’s not my heart I’m interested in gifting him.
Cade James is my best friend’s brother, well bred and well bed. To him I’m just another plaything, but I can’t blame him for that. I’m not much to look at, and there’s not a man on the planet that would be willing to make me his own.
But Cade is pulling me deeper, asking questions, wanting to know what makes me tick—wanting to know who gave me the scar that takes up the landscape over half my face.
Cade wants far more than what I’m willing to give him. If I let him in, let him into the most sacred chamber of my heart, I might end up with a wound far greater than the one that left that scar.
The wound Cade James has the power to inflict could never heal.
From the NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author, Addison Moore—
Cosmopolitan Magazine calls Addison's books, "...easy, frothy fun!"
When Lucy Hawkins receives a job offer in San Francisco, she can’t wait to spread her wings and leave her small Virginia hometown behind. Her close-knit family supports her as best they can, by handing over the keys to a station wagon that’s seen better days. The catch? The cross-country trip comes with a traveling companion: her older brother’s best friend, aka the guy who took Lucy’s virginity hours before breaking her heart.
After spending the past four years and every last dime caring for his sick father, Reece Sullivan will do just about anything to break free of the painful memories—even if it means a two-week road trip with the one girl who’s ever made it past his carefully guarded exterior. But after long days of bickering in the car turn into steamy nights in secluded motel rooms, Reece learns that, when it comes to Lucy, their story is far from over. And this time, they just might have a shot at a happy ending.
Lauren Layne’s New York Times bestselling Oxford series can be read in any order:
I WISH YOU WERE MINE
SOMEONE LIKE YOU
I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE
Don’t miss any of Lauren Layne’s hot reads:
The Love Unexpectedly series: BLURRED LINES | GOOD GIRL | LOVE STORY | WALK OF SHAME | AN EX FOR CHRISTMAS
The Sex, Love & Stiletto series: AFTER THE KISS | LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH | JUST ONE NIGHT | THE TROUBLE WITH LOVE
The Redemption series: ISN’T SHE LOVELY | BROKEN | CRUSHED
The I Do, I Don’t series: READY TO RUN | RUNAWAY GROOM | JUST RUN WITH IT
Praise for Love Story
“WARNING: This book will cause unexpected outbursts of laughter and massive amounts of swooning. Prepare your family and friends—you’re about to become obsessed with Reece and Lucy!”—Cassie Mae, author of Pillowtalk
“A sweet and satisfying second-chance romance. Reece Sullivan is destined to be your next book boyfriend!”—Delancey Stewart, author of Mr. Big
“Love Story is a road trip gone wrong in all the right ways. I fell in love with Lucy and Reece during their journey, and Lauren Layne had me feeling all the right things throughout. Great read!”—A.M. Madden, USA Today bestselling author of Dark Corners
“A trip where the journey becomes the destination. Another smash hit!”—New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Melanie Moreland
“Two star-crossed lovers trapped in a car with sparks flying all over the place. Love Story is another fantastic read by Lauren Layne. What a treat!”—Jamie K. Schmidt, USA Today bestselling author of the Club Inferno Series
Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
As part of his plan, he wants to convince his father that he is courting a respectable woman with the intention of marrying her. The problem is, he doesn’t know any decent women, except for his friend’s spinster sister, Miss Caroline Hargreaves. He blackmails the reluctant Caroline into helping him, and so the charade begins . . .