But he looks just like the subject in the wild and mysterious old painting she's just bought. The truth is Stede has one week to break a fateful curse. He's got to fall in love—and fast. Good thing Tanya, with her chestful of toys, knows the most pleasurable ways to a man's heart. After all, doesn't she deserve something deliciously wicked out of the deal, too?
Bachelor #2, Officer Rex Steele, is supposed to be on vacation. Instead, he's working undercover investigating a case close to his heart. As for finding a wife, this burned-out bad boy has practically given up on women! Until he meets sexy, free-spirited Pansy Hanley one night on the beach. He's supposed to be questioning her, but ends up seducing her instead.… Pansy can't believe she's making hot, explosive love with Rex—every night. Is he just a tourist or truly her fantasy lover? Something bigger is definitely going on here—rumors are flying fast and furious. Can Pansy afford to be distracted by this mysterious man from Manhattan?
He left no trace—except a pregnant bride. A year later, Fritzi Fitzgerald's search for him leads to a remote Alaskan village, and when a man carrying his ID is murdered, Fritzi stands accused.
A STRANGER APPEARED
He came from the snow-swept tundra—a swarthy denim-clad dream man with raven hair and eyes like the coats of white wolves shining in darkness. He claimed he was Fritzi's husband—and alibi.
A STALKER WAS WATCHING
Sharing a snowed-in cabin with her closemouthed rescuer, Fritzi sensed he was connected to her missing spouse. But when the lights went out and eyes followed her in the dark—would Nathan Lafarge protect her and her son?
Alice Eastman didn't recognize the sinewy body or raven locks of the unidentified man hit by a car on her Wyoming ranch. But his eyes were unmistakably Dylan Nolan, her childhood sweetheart, her only lover, her husband, who'd disappeared without a trace the day of their wedding—accused of murder….
But like the strong, silent type, Dylan neither confirmed nor denied his identity or his innocence. Only his body spoke to hers in the dead of night, professing love, promising protection. For one thing was certain: Someone was out there, stalking Dylan and his bride. And Alice didn't know if she was in more danger from the man who hunted the icy mountains for his prey…or the sinfully sexy husband who ignited her passion.
Big Apple Babies…
Francesca Luccetti wanted it all—including motherhood. Except she didn't want—or have—a man. But when she meets sexy cowboy Winston "Doc" Holiday, Frankie is stopped cold by the fiery heat of sexual desire she finds in his arms.
Doc had traded in his ranch—but not his boots—for the concrete canyons of New York, where he's called upon to play hero by a hysterical cabbie with a pregnant woman in his back seat. But it's only after he's delivered the baby that he sees its mom, Frankie, the very woman he's been unable to get off his mind for months—nine months, to be exact…. Has he just delivered his own baby?
"A bright star on the romance horizon!"—Anne Stuart, RITA Award-winning author
When bodyguard Anton Santa moved into Cyn Sweet's Manhattan penthouse, Cyn's pint-size daughter thought her Santa letters had been answered—and that she'd just gotten a daddy for Christmas!
Cyn knew her little matchmaker needed protection, since the three-year-old was the mascot of the family toy store. But sexy Santa reminded Cyn of a Christmas past and a thief who'd stolen her heirlooms—and her heart!
Santa—thief and master of disguises—was guilty as charged. Still, he suspected Cyn had stolen something far more valuable than the family jewels—his fatherhood!
For years, undercover cowboy cop Shane Holiday had tracked Lillian Smith's every move, watched her every curve until he made her the offer she couldn't refuse—marriage.
Shane's looks had nothing to do with it, Lillian said. She needed a husband to adopt the baby she craved. Now, with a baby in her arms and a cowboy in her heart, she hoped her secret past was behind her….
It was only to be for a few weeks. Live together and pretend intimacy. But a "wife" and "son" tamed Shane, bringing the lone wolf from the Lone Star State to his knees. He'd married vowing vengeance—but would he become a husband and daddy for real?
The Little Matchmaker
She Was In Cahoots With Santa!
Little Christy Holt was the wiliest seven-year-old to hit Mistletoe Mountain in years. Within minutes, she convinced pregnant cabbie Nikki Ryder to brave a blizzard so she could be home for the holiday with her daddy. But Jon Sleet had never even seen Christy before, let alone was he her father!
With the snow piling up, confirmed bachelor Jon was trapped—with an irresistible woman and an irrepressible child—and he was losing the battle against one's come-hither eyes and the other's mischievous grin…. At this rate he'd be a goner by Christmas!
One smokin'-hot look from businessman Robby Robriquet and statistician Ellie Lee wants to spontaneously combust. The sexy indulgence is definitely worth the risk—until everything goes very, very wrong….
Now Ellie has left Mississippi—and Robby—for New York City, which offers new beginnings and new men, and Ellie can't wait to dig in…. Until Robby barges back into her life.
Even as Robby demands her business attention, Ellie is still tempted to do naughty things with him. After all, something has to be done about this volatile attraction—and getting naked is always a good place to start….
Had he been hired to track the mother of his own child?
Remy Lafitte was charismatic—a tracker of men, a seducer of women, a Cajun healer. But one steamy New Orleans night, it was prim attorney plain Jayne Wright who won the man's heart. Months later, when Jayne vanished before her society wedding, her unwitting fiancé hired Remy to haul her back to the altar. But sizzling memories of Jayne and Remy's one-time tryst couldn't be ignored. Especially not when the bad-boy bounty hunter discovered Jayne was pregnant—and possibly with his baby!
Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice award-winning author!
"A first class storyteller…"—Rendezvous
Especially after colliding with Rex Houston, the hottest CDC virus-chasing "cowboy" this side of the mountains. He's testing the local spring for a love bug dubbed "Romeo" that's reputed to cause sexual mayhem for seven straight days.
For the first time in sixty years, Bliss is going "buggy." Romantic songs on the radio. Restaurant breakfast specials for two. The whole town is under some spell. Now Rex and Ariel are testing some steamy waters of their own. Maybe this myth was never meant to be debugged....
Bachelor #1, Officer Truman Steele, has seen it all. By night he's hot on the trail of a foot fetishist who's stealing expensive designer shoes. By day he's stuck on a media drive-along with a sexy, ambitious reporter. Tru has a case to solve—he doesn't really want to be some kind of poster boy for the NYPD. And he's got to find himself a wife— pronto—or kiss his fortune goodbye!
Trudy Busey has a nose for news—and it's clear Truman's got something up his sleeve. But she's also a sucker for a man in uniform…and out of uniform, he's quite an arresting sight. But Trudy has places to go, headlining stories to write. She can't let herself be driven to distraction by some Manhattan maverick…can she?
He always has a strong, sexy shoulder to cry on. He's even willing to help her break the crazy curse by snooping around the family home, which is supposedly haunted.
Neither expect to end up in bed together, but they can't deny their long-simmering attraction. Can friends who become lovers deal with the changes? More important, will the wedding curse kill any chances of a stroll down the aisle?
Once, Joy and Ryan Holt had come together in a blaze of passion. Now the best part of their union—their matchmaking daughter Christy—has run away on Christmas, forcing Joy and Ryan to follow her to a romantic mountain retreat. Powerless but to stir embers of the fire that once burned bright, Joy found Ryan in her bed on Christmas night, wearing nothing but a Santa hat and a revealing smile that said he knew everything about Joy...
But Ryan was about to find out she had kept one little secret all these years....
HE'D FORGOTTEN HIS OWN FAMILY!
When Cole Rayburn awoke in a wild West Virginia blizzard, nothing looked familiar. Not the neighbors welcoming him to his cozy country cottage, not the two grinning kids calling him "Daddy"…and especially not the beauty claiming to be his estranged wife.
Cole had amnesia, but he was still able to bear simple gifts and perform everyday miracles. Soon enough, the sexy Santa had restored Holly's faith in the season. And she and the kids decided they wanted Cole for Christmas.
But Cole's memory could return any time. Would he discover Holly's little white Christmas lie—that he wasn't really her husband?
Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award-winning author "Jule McBride proves herself a first-class storyteller…"
Successful musician J. D. Johnson has always had an uncanny ability to ignite Susannah Banner's naughty bits. Just the sound of his smoky drawl and she's completely undone….
But J.D.'s excesses are spinning out of control, and Susannah flees Mississippi for a new beginning in New York City—until eight months later, when J.D. is killed in a violent explosion.
Grief-stricken, Susannah is lost—until the nighttime, when she finds herself having incredibly hot sex with a man who looks and feels a lot like her deceased husband. Has she gone crazy…or is she getting down 'n' dirty with J.D.'s ghost?
For fun, FBI profiler Oliver Vargo cross-referenced his case files with The Sex Files--in order to create a "picture" of the world's sexiest woman. When a real-life version--gorgeous Peggy Fox--suddenly begins tailing him, he's highly intrigued and very aroused. Who is this mysterious woman who's determined to seduce him and spend the night?
Peggy badly needs Oliver's expertise, but his sexy voice and virile body have taken her by surprise. Their sizzling night together is one she'll never regret. And one she'd love to repeat. But she can't let him know all her secrets.
As suddenly as Peggy came into his life--she's gone, like Cinderella. And now Oliver must track her down.... Because with Christmas fast approaching, foxy Peggy is definitely on Oliver's Most Wanted list.
Bachelor #3, Captain Sullivan Steele, is called the Great Protector around his precinct. The job and his men come first— love is a distant third. Until gorgeous Judith Hunt from Internal Affairs coolly steps into his office—and suddenly Sully needs to protect his turf and his heart. Judith is investigating Sullivan's connection to a police funding scam. She's not about to be swayed by a body like steel…or his bedroom eyes. She's convinced Sully's hiding something that could break the case wide open. Except the more she discovers about the sexy streetwise captain, the more she'd like to conduct her own heated affair in bed…with him.
Years ago, seven mysterious matchmaking millionaires secretly started an adoption agency in Manhattan called
Big Apple Babies
and now "the sexiest man in Manhattan," Grantham Hale, has become the overnight adoptive daddy of quadruplets and twins! But Grantham's real troubles start when the quads' presumed dead—but very much alive—biological mother reappears, and the matchmaking judge sentences Phoebe Rutherford and Grantham Hale to be parents—together! Suddenly Grantham's got the feeling he desperately needs a wife. Is it the six wily tykes…or because he knows something the judge never guessed—that he and Phoebe had already shared one secret, sizzling, unforgettable night together?
"Jule McBride writes with sensitivity and sensuality, wit and warmth, humor and hot-blooded intensity! A bright star on the romance horizon!"
—Anne Stuart, RITA Award-winning Author
Sweet-talkin', sweet-kissin; Jackson West has quite a way with the ladies—and a reputation to uphold. So when the sexy cowboy wagers he can seduce Purity, Miracle Mountain's newest celebrity, he quickly learns he's stepped in it. Because the only way into the lady's life is for Jackson to dress up as "Mrs. Simpson," Purity's housekeeper!
Jackson is shocked to find himself getting in touch with his more sensitive side. Moreover, as Purity's confidant, he discovers she's got some pretty wild secrets. So what's a man—in a dress—to do when Ellen confesses that she's got designs on cowboy Jackson West?
"A bright star on the romance horizon."—Anne Stuart
Charming old building in Manhattan's historical 'Five Points' District. Former brothel complete with unsolved murder mystery and legend of missing jewels. Currently belongs to the Donato family, although ownership is being contested by Cassidy Case (who needs those jewels really, really badly).
For more information, contact gorgeous top cop Dario Donato, who is babysitting the building due to tenant reports of supernatural activity....
Call for a viewing today! Be warned, though—ever since their unintentional sex romp, Dario and Cassidy haven't come up for air. Maybe they'll come to some kind of 'arrangement.' And yes, sex is likely involved!
Successful voice-over artist Ari Madden has been planning her escape from Blackwater Inlet for years. In three more weeks, she's making tracks—away from her cloying family, the gossip mill and her rep for rejecting local men who threaten her dreams. So it's defnitely the wrong time for a total stranger to start delivering sexy shocks to her lady-circuits.
Bruno Brandt meant to unwind in his new getaway cabin in Podunkville, not get recharged by a red-hot woman with small-town blues. Outrageous, sultry Ari sparks him like a live wire, though, convincing him their fling will never be enough. He's a world-class whiz when it comes to anything electric, but can he do what no man ever has before—jump-start Ari's desire to commit?
A pregnant woman had stolen his identity!
After months overseas, New York Times journalist Max Tremaine returned—only to have the door of his brand-new suburban home opened by a sexy pregnant stranger. Apparently, the curvy redhead had been living in Max's house, draining his bank accounts and using his name for an alias. In fact, "Maxine Tremaine" has become a pillar in Max's community and now she was claiming he was a mere bodyguard hired to protect her from her supposed ex….
Going undercover in his own home, Max soon realized he'd stumbled onto the scoop of his career. Accused thief Lo Lambert was wanted for far more than stealing Max's identity. Trouble was, she—and the neighborhood matchmakers!—were now dead set on her stealing Max's heart….
Reputed bad girl Vanessa Verne is ecstatic when Morgan Fine seduces her—even if it is a case of mistaken identity. After all, she's been trying to get the sexy bodyguard in bed for weeks! She'd even sent herself steamy letters from a "secret admirer" to get his attention. And now that she has it, she'll do anything to keep this fine man in her bed…!
AT THE RIGHT TIME!
All Secret Service agent Morgan Fine wanted was a bedtime romp with Senator Verne's maid. How was he supposed to know she had swapped beds for the night with his boss's daughter? After that one night of incredible sex, he can see that Vanessa's reputation as one of D.C.'s most scandalous socialites is no exaggeration. Yet he can't wait to experience it again.…
Until Jimmy Delaney walks in the door of Big Apple Brides, charming his way into a temporary job and her bed. The sexy bachelor seems to know all about photography…catering…weddings— although he seems keen to avoid one of his own. Is Edie in for heartache now that she's suddenly fantasizing about a walk down the aisle—with Jimmy?
Amazingly that night she gets her man— in bed—for some very good sex! Problem is that next morning it's clear he's the wrong Garrity brother. James is a mere Park Ranger, no wealthy business exec. Signe wanted Frat Boy; she got Nature Boy instead. Though James is very appealing….
Meantime James can't believe how quickly he's fallen for sexy Signe after just one night together. Is it love, magic or her wacky spell that worked too well?
And what happens when the love spell wears off?
Years ago, seven mysterious matchmaking millionaires secretly started an adoption agency in Manhattan called
Big Apple Babies
…and now Nurse Dani Newland has a mission—to penetrate the agency's security and the home of Jake Lucas, the sexy attorney who handled her baby's adoption. Luckily, some missing quadruplets bring her face-to-face with handsome Jake, and two troublesome matchmakers—Jake's young son and her elderly boss—are in cahoots to keep her there. Now Dani will do anything—for a baby she gave up…a baby she wants back…a baby that might belong to Jake!
"A touching sexy tale of redemption with a luscious her, a strong yet vulnerable heroine and a wonderful cast of supporting characters"
—Anne Stuart, RITA award-winning author
Selena Silverwood: Sexy. Vulnerable. Wary. Passionate about her writing—and in over her head.
Edison can crack any kind of code invented. But even he's having trouble checking out the erotic diary belonging to suspect Selena Silverwood. Reading the plain-Jane secretary's lust-filled fantasies is more than any red-blooded man can take. He's fallen half in love with her. Now Edison's got to date her—in order to seduce the truth from those luscious lips….
Bachelor banker Seth Spencer was last seen closing his door after big-city gal Jenna Robinson entered. One eyewitness says not even the brisk autumn breeze could cool the heat between those two! But what's Jenna doing with a wedding gown in her car and a toddler on her hip? Rumor has it she and Seth were an item before he returned to Tyler. But this reporter knows she's hiding a big secret—one that'll get even bigger in the next nine months! What's our Seth going to do when he finds out she's engaged to another man but having Spencer's secret baby?
Mallory soon has her hands full with Cash. He's sexy, he's hot, he's all encompassing…. And yet she can't help thinking there's more to this smooth Southerner than appears. But when they hit the sheets together—big-time—she's ready to go for it. Can a whirlwind wedding be far off?
ONLY A PINT-SIZED DETECTIVE COULD SOLVE MCSWEEN V. MCSWEEN!
Late to stake out a suspicious wedding, luscious lawman Sean McSween didn't need a new partner—especially not one in diapers! Even worse, New York's finest was still juggling bottles and binoculars when he got the shock of his life—the bride under surveillance was his own estranged wife!
Britt Buchanan had no use for her sexy ex, but when Baby Romeo flashed her a gummy grin, the heiress fell head over heels for the little loverboy. While Britt investigated her latest case—identifying the matchmaking baby as McSween's son—McSween considered divulging his best-kept secret—that his divorce from Britt wasn't final!
Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award-winning author "Jule McBride proves herself a first-class story teller…"—Rendezvous
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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
Daunted by the singular tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house.
But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and Anastasia learns more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven and demanding Fifty Shades.
While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her, and make the most important decision of her life.
This book is intended for mature audiences.
SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
When unworldly student Anastasia Steele first encountered the driven and dazzling young entrepreneur Christian Grey it sparked a sensual affair that changed both of their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and, ultimately, repelled by Christian’s singular erotic tastes, Ana demands a deeper commitment. Determined to keep her, Christian agrees.
Now, Ana and Christian have it all—love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy, and that being together will pose challenges that neither of them would anticipate. Ana must somehow learn to share Christian’s opulent lifestyle without sacrificing her own identity. And Christian must overcome his compulsion to control as he wrestles with the demons of a tormented past.
Just when it seems that their strength together will eclipse any obstacle, misfortune, malice, and fate conspire to make Ana’s deepest fears turn to reality.
This book is intended for mature audiences.
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.
Shocked yet thrilled by Grey’s singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success—his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family—Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey’s secrets and explores her own dark desires.
This book is intended for mature audiences.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
This bundle includes the following novels:
FIFTY SHADES OF GREY: When college student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly Ana realizes she wants this man, and Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian’s secrets and explores her own desires.
FIFTY SHADES DARKER: Daunted by Christian’s dark secrets and singular tastes, Ana has broken off their relationship to start a new career. But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and while Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Ana is forced to make the most important decision of her life.
FIFTY SHADES FREED: Now, Ana and Christian have it all—love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy, and that being together will pose challenges that neither of them would anticipate. Just when it seems that their strength together will eclipse any obstacle, misfortune, malice, and fate conspire to turn Ana’s deepest fears into reality.
This book is intended for mature audiences.
In Christian's own words, and through his thoughts, reflections, and dreams, E L James offers a fresh perspective on the love story that has enthralled millions of readers around the world.
Christian Grey exercises control in all things; his world is neat, disciplined, and utterly empty—until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office, in a tangle of shapely limbs and tumbling brown hair. He tries to forget her, but instead is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist. Unlike any woman he has known before, shy, unworldly Ana seems to see right through him—past the business prodigy and the penthouse lifestyle to Christian’s cold, wounded heart.
Will being with Ana dispel the horrors of his childhood that haunt Christian every night? Or will his dark sexual desires, his compulsion to control, and the self-loathing that fills his soul drive this girl away and destroy the fragile hope she offers him?
This book is intended for mature audiences.
Gideon Cross. As beautiful and flawless on the outside as he was damaged and tormented on the inside. He was a bright, scorching flame that singed me with the darkest of pleasures. I couldn't stay away. I didn't want to. He was my addiction...my every desire...mine.
My past was as violent as his, and I was just as broken. We’d never work. It was too hard, too painful...except when it was perfect. Those moments when the driving hunger and desperate love were the most exquisite insanity.
We were bound by our need. And our passion would take us beyond our limits to the sweetest, sharpest edge of obsession...
Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness...
He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily...
Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds…and desires.
The bonds of his love transformed me, even as I prayed that the torment of our pasts didn’t tear us apart...
The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand.
Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby wants—and needs—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.
Gideon calls me his angel, but he’s the miracle in my life. My gorgeous, wounded warrior, so determined to slay my demons while refusing to face his own.
The vows we'd exchanged should have bound us tighter than blood and flesh. Instead they opened old wounds, exposed pain and insecurities, and lured bitter enemies out of the shadows. I felt him slipping from my grasp, my greatest fears becoming my reality, my love tested in ways I wasn’t sure I was strong enough to bear.
At the brightest time in our lives, the darkness of his past encroached and threatened everything we’d worked so hard for. We faced a terrible choice: the familiar safety of the lives we’d had before each other or the fight for a future that suddenly seemed an impossible and hopeless dream...
From the moment I first met Gideon Cross, I recognized something in him that I needed. Something I couldn’t resist. I also saw the dangerous and damaged soul inside—so much like my own. I was drawn to it. I needed him as surely as I needed my heart to beat.
No one knows how much he risked for me. How much I’d been threatened, or just how dark and desperate the shadow of our pasts would become.
Entwined by our secrets, we tried to defy the odds. We made our own rules and surrendered completely to the exquisite power of possession...
Finally, the highly anticipated follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Beautiful Disaster.
Can you love someone too much?
Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died: Love hard. Fight harder.
In Walking Disaster, the life of Travis is full of fast women, underground gambling, and violence. But just when he thinks he is invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees.
Every story has two sides. In Beautiful Disaster, Abby had her say. Now it’s time to see the story through Travis’s eyes.
Despite Blake Landon's controlling ways, the young and wealthy hacker finally won the trust of the woman he loves. Internet entrepreneur Erica Hathaway broke down the walls that kept her from opening her heart and her business to Blake.
Ready to start this new chapter in her life, Erica is determined not to let anything come between them, even if that means giving Blake back some of the control he craves in and out of the bedroom.
But when demons from her past threaten their future, Erica makes a decision that could change their lives forever.
They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose . . .
Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.
Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.
A Love Story for this generation and perfect for fans of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?
"Helen has weaved a delicately balanced story of intrigue, secrets and passion, which practically melts the pages." -Bare Naked Words
"The love story between Talon and Jade continues in Obsession. An apt title to be sure, because everyone is obsessed. Dear Ms. Helen Hardt, I toss many profanities your way for making me wait. Though I give you my deepest gratitude for building the anticipation of what I’m sure will be an epic culmination to an amazing series. " -Heroes and Heartbreakers
"Talon and Jade's chemistry sizzles and the love scenes will melt your heart and your Kindle." -The Book Sirens
"I am loving this series so freaking much… The story line is one that will have you completely engrossed…" -Wicked Babes Blog
"Helen left my head spinning and my mind racing a mile a minute. I need to know what the secrets are... " -The Book Fairy Reviews
Jade Roberts is in love with Talon Steel but no longer welcome in his home. While she resolves to move on, she still longs for the passion she and Talon shared…and when her boss asks her to dig up information on the Steels, she’s only too happy to comply. Talon and his brothers are hiding something, and Jade is determined to find out what it is.
The moment Talon saw Jade he wanted her, ached for her, craved her…and now his desire has become his obsession. He knows she deserves better than his broken soul, but he can’t stay away from her, and he finally confesses his love. If he and Jade are to have a future, he knows he must make peace with the dark shadows and horrors of his past.
But as Talon begins his journey of healing, Jade uncovers some startling secrets…
Their scorching, sensual affair ended in heartbreak and recrimination, but Christian Grey cannot get Anastasia Steele out of his mind, or his blood. Determined to win her back, he tries to suppress his darkest desires and his need for complete control, and to love Ana on her own terms.
But the horrors of his childhood still haunt him, and Ana’s scheming boss, Jack Hyde, clearly wants her for himself. Can Christian’s confidant and therapist, Dr. Flynn, help him face down his demons? Or will the possessiveness of Elena, his seducer, and the deranged devotion of Leila, his former submissive, drag Christian down into the past?
And if Christian does win Ana back, can a man so dark and damaged ever hope to keep her?
Erica has given Blake her trust and her love, determined that they will conquer any challenges together. But when he demands more and tests the boundaries of her commitment, she is forced to face the dark desires he's kept hidden.
As their bonds grow tighter, their enemies close in. With Erica's start-up in danger, Blake's frustration grows as he tries to protect her from those who would ruin her only to get to him. Can their relationship survive when Blake's enemies cross the line and threaten more than her livelihood?
Determined to overcome a difficult past, Erica Hathaway learns early on how to make it on her own. Days after her college graduation she finds herself face to face with a panel of investors who will make or break her fledgling startup. The only thing she didn't prepare for was going weak in the knees over an arrogant and gorgeous investor who's seemingly determined to derail her presentation.
Billionaire and rumored hacker Blake Landon has already made his fortune in software, and he's used to getting what he wants with very little resistance. Captivated by Erica's drive and unassuming beauty, he's wanted nothing more since she stepped into his boardroom. Determined to win her over, he breaks down her defenses and fights for her trust, even if that means sacrificing a level of control he's grown accustomed to.
But when Blake uncovers a dark secret from Erica's past, he threatens not just her trust, but the life she's fought so hard to create.
"Sorry Christian and Gideon, there’s a new heartthrob for you to contend with. Meet Talon. Talon Steel." - Booktopia
"Hardt delivers a brand-new series with rugged cowboys and scintillating sex. Talon and Jade’s instant chemistry heats up the pages..." -RT Book Reviews
"This book is so raw and addictive! Hands down my new favorite series this year." -Meredith Wild, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
"Ms. Hardt weaves magic with her keyboard and what remains is a beautifully written first installment about two people who are broken but not destroyed... How Hardt weaves the past with the present, while keeping the reader guessing about the secrets the brothers barricade from others, is flawless." -Heroes & Heartbreaker
"This one totally ignited a flame inside me and tore me to SHREDS....buried secrets and harsh realities that test this couple will leave readers gripping the edge of their books and hoping and praying for a miracle... " -Pretty Little Books
"Talon has hit my top five list... up there next to Jamie Fraser and Gideon Cross." -Angel Payne, USA Today Bestselling Author
"CRAVING is the jaw-dropping book, you NEED to read!" -New York Time Bestselling Author Lisa Renee Jones
"Talon is a sexy, intriguing leading man and Jade, our lady left at the altar is a sweet and relatable girl you just want to hug. Together they build a steaming hot relationship you really root for from the first chapter!" -CD Reiss New York Times Bestselling Author
After being left at the altar, Jade Roberts seeks solace at her best friend's ranch on the Colorado western slope. Her humiliation still ripe, she doesn't expect to be attracted to her friend's reticent brother, but when the gorgeous cowboy kisses her, all bets are off.
Talon Steel is broken. Having never fully healed from a horrific childhood trauma, he simply exists, taking from women what is offered and giving nothing in return...until Jade Roberts catapults into his life. She is beautiful, sweet, and giving, and his desire for her becomes a craving he fears he'll never be able to satisfy.
Passion sizzles between the two lovers...but long-buried secrets haunt them both and may eventually tear them apart.
–Meredith Wild, #1 NYT Bestselling Author
It’s really simple. I needed money. A lot of money. One million dollars to be exact. The amount didn’t matter. All that mattered is that at the end of that price tag held my father’s life.
No money. No life.
The time limit was one year. On January 1st I had to pay up or my Father was going to be killed.
When you’re faced with an ultimatum like this, you do whatever you have to do.
And that’s exactly what I did.
The job…Exquisite Escorts. My role, serve as high priced arm candy to anyone that can afford the $100,000 price tag for a month of my company. Sex is optional (for me) and a 20% increase on the price.
Mia Saunders just barely escaped a paltry life back home in Las Vegas until she gets the call that her Father has been beaten to within an inch of his life for not paying his gambling debt. Problem is, the lone shark is her lousy, ruthless ex-boyfriend. Another guy in a long line of men she’d fallen head over heels for. Not anymore. Mia’s mission is simple. Serve as a high-priced escort for her Aunt’s company and pay monthly against her Father’s bad debt. A month with a rich man who she doesn’t have to sleep with if she doesn’t want to? Easy money. At least that’s the way it was supposed to go.
Each installment in the Calendar Girl Serial will release every month throughout 2015. The stories will feature Mia, told from her perspective as she continues her journey as an escort to twelve clients in twelve different locations.
Warning: This book is designed for audiences 18+ due to language and graphic sexual content.
"Sorry Christian and Gideon, there’s a new heartthrob for you to contend with. Meet Talon. Talon Steel." -Booktopia
"Possession brings Talon Steel's story to a conclusion, wrapping up a thrilling mystery intertwined with some amazingly hot sex scenes... the buildup to the protagonists discovery keeps the pages moving at a rapid-fire pace. " -RT Book Reviews
"I'm dead from the strongest book hangover ever. Helen exceeded every expectation I had for this book. It was heart pounding, heartbreaking, intense, full throttle genius. " -Tina at Bookalicious Babes Blog
"WOAH. Helen Hardt has truly blown me away with this series. It is dark, emotional, intense, horrifying, and utterly beautiful all mixed together. " -Pretty Little Book Reviews
"Such a beautiful torment - the waiting, the anticipation, the relief that only comes briefly before more questions arise, and the wait begins again... Check. Mate. Ms. Hardt..." -Bare Naked Words
"The love scenes are beautifully written and so scorching hot I’m fanning my face just thinking about them." -The Book Sirens
Jade Roberts’s love for Talon Steel is the real deal, and she’s more determined than ever to help him come to grips with whatever is haunting him. To that end, she continues her investigation of the Steels…and unknowingly attracts some dangerous foes from their shrouded history.
Talon loves Jade deeply and longs to possess her forever, so he faces his worst fears and exposes his rawest wounds in an attempt to heal. The road is icy and treacherous, but if he perseveres and comes out whole on the other side, he’ll finally be worthy of Jade’s love.
The untamed passion between the two still blazes, but as the horrors of Talon’s past resurface, Jade and Talon aren’t safe…
Erica has never been more ready to say I do. On the verge of making the ultimate commitment, she uncovers an unsettling chapter of Blake's history. As she makes peace with her own past and the family who left her behind, she presses Blake to tear down the last walls between them. Determined to know the man he once was, she opens a door to a world beyond her wildest imagination-a world that has her questioning the limits of her own desires.
As danger lurks and dark secrets come to light, will the past destroy their promise of forever?
–Katy Evans, NYT Bestselling Author
Baseball, beer, and a hot boy. Nothing can beat that. Until I meet Mason “Mace” Murphy the next “it” pitcher for the Boston Red Sox and my client. He’s immature, arrogant, sexy as sin, and the last man that’s going to get into my panties. He’s not used to hearing the word no from women, so I’m going to spell it out for him.
N = Not going to happen.
O = Out of your league buddy.
I was hired to cuddle up to the annoying, beautiful athlete, and give prospective advertisers and fans a different view of this hot-shot professional baller.
Only he’s everything I detest in a man all wrapped into a dream package. Baseball player, talented, athletic body, sculpted face, and ass you can bounce quarters off of. Unfortunately, he also believes he’s God’s gift to women, a man-whore, throws money around like it grows on trees, and conceited. The challenge for him, to break down my defenses and get in there. My challenge, avoid hopping in the sack with him at all costs.
Mia Saunders continues her mission to save her comatose father from her dangerous, loan-shark ex-boyfriend. This month, she serves as a high-priced escort to a professional baseball player named Mace Murphy in Boston, MA.
Each installment in the Calendar Girl Serial will release every month throughout 2015. The stories will feature Mia’s journey as an escort to twelve clients in twelve different locations.Warning: This book is designed for audiences 18+ due to language and graphic sexual content.
The Manor, the very place where their passionate love affair began, fills with guests on what should be the happiest day of Ava and Jesse's lives. She has accepted that she'll never tame the fierceness in Jesse-and she doesn't want to. Their love is profound, their connection powerful, but just when she thinks that she's finally gotten beneath his guarded exterior, more questions arise, leading Ava to believe that Jesse Ward may not be the man she thinks he is. He knows too well how to take her to a place beyond ecstasy . . . but will he also drive her to the brink of despair? It's time for this man to confess.
Don't miss With This Man, the long-anticipated next novel in the This Man series, on sale March 20, 2018!