Feisty Leola Foster has been kidnapped! Her captor is gorgeous, but arrogant, and she refuses to obey his superior commands. Who does he think he is—royalty?
Leola then learns that the stranger is Prince Nico Magnati! In return for his protection she must act as his mistress until the danger has passed. Soon their charade explodes into real physical attraction. Now Leola is Nico's willing prisoner—at the prince's every demand!
When Prince Marco Considine sees model Jacoba Sinclair, he wants her—
The supercool supermodel—
But Jacoba can never surrender to Marco. She fears he'll discover her secret—
And a reason for a convenient marriage! When Jacoba's secret is uncovered, Marco seizes his opportunity. By announcing their engagement he can offer her royal protection—and royal passion!
Kain Gerrard—mesmerizing, sexy and filthy rich—can have any woman he wants! So taming Sable Martin shouldn't be a problem. The scandalous gold digger has used her sensual charms to blackmail his cousin, and Kain is set on revenge.
His plan is perfect—until he comes face-to-face with Sable. The scheming temptress is in his sights, but as she looks up at him with those enchanting doe eyes, he realizes she isn't quite the seductress he thought—he's blackmailed an innocent into his bed!
Prince Kelt, Duke of Vamili, knows the weight of responsibility a title brings. So the brooding royal keeps his privileged birth well hidden. Until one glance at mysteriously alluring Hannah Court threatens to shatter his defenses….
Exotic beauty Hani has never known a man who excites her as quickly as Kelt. He's achingly persuasive and thrillingly powerful. But the chiseled god who pleasures her at night is holding a secret…one almost as dark as her own!
Jacinta knew as soon as Paul McAlpine opened his front door that she shouldn't stay. Gerard had warned her not to fall for Paul, his cousin, during her visit to Waitapu, New Zealand. But she already had—ten months ago! She'd kept her distance then, determined not to give into the compelling attraction she'd felt for this man. Now she faced spending a long, hot summer in Paul's company. How on earth was she going to deny their mutual, sizzling desire?
When a mysterious young woman is found on the tropical island of Fala'isi, Luke Chapman insists that she remain at his home. But Luke isn't being entirely benevolent; he has an ulterior motive for keeping her close….
Penniless Fleur Lyttelton has no idea why the enigmatic Luke is being so nice to her—they are worlds apart. Fleur knows she'll never be able to repay Luke's kindness, until he makes her an offer she can't refuse…and she realizes that her virginity is his price….
Revealed: a scandalous royal affair!
Maximillian—the last heir to the throne. Will a beautiful girl prevent him from becoming king? Max Fierezza: a prince of the people and the land. But now Niroli's subjects are unsettled and Max's world-famous vines are blighted!
Rosa Fierezza: she helps Max save the grapes. Although he's forbidden fruit to her, Rosa has long been under Max's spell. Both struggle with their desire. How can they ever give in to their love?
But the House of Niroli is built on secrets and the truth about a scandal from the past may set Rosa and Max free….
With the body of a Greek god, a tycoon's wealth and all the emotion of cold, hard marble, Luke Michelakis is an enigma. Intimidated and out of her depth in his glamorous world, Iona Guthrie has consigned their brief passionate affair to the recesses of her secret memories.
But two years later the powerful Greek and the housekeeper find themselves together again under the same roof, and Luke has a startling proposition: he's looking for a wife and, as he discovered once before, Iona meets all his requirements.…
He'll lure Sara to his remote castle — and keep her there until she gives him everything he wants, even if he has to seduce her into submission.…
On the idyllic Pacific island of Fala'isi, Giselle Foster is swept off her feet and into the bed of a devastatingly gorgeous stranger—only to discover she's given away her purity to renowned playboy Prince Roman Magnati! Giselle knows she can never be part of Roman's glamorous existence, and decides to end their torrid affair. But her inexperience and refusal to succumb to his touch make Roman more determined to claim her—as his royal bride!
"A mirror marriage, picture perfect but insubstantial, a mere reflection of the real thing."
In marrying Drake Arundell, Olivia Nicholls will secure Simon's future…and condemn her own! Though she yearns for a "real" marriage with Drake, too many secrets, too many lies stand between them and the love, the passion, the substance she longs for in their relationship—but then, perhaps she has a guardian angel on her side!
THE MARRIAGE MAKER—Can a picture from the past bring love to the present?
Alli Pierce is desperately seeking her real mother. But hotel magnate Slade Hawkings is convinced she's after his family's money, and that she is nothing but a scheming gold digger!
Despite Slade's misgivings, the handsome billionaire can't deny the incredible chemistry between him and Alli. Unaware that Alli is a virgin, Slade makes a proposal that will give them both what they want. He'll help her find what she's looking for—in exchange for one night in his bed.
In reality, Peta is a penniless virgin trying to survive. She accepts Curt's ultimatum, and agrees to act as his mistress. But the terms of the deal aren't clear. Peta thought their relationship was purely business.
So why has she just woken up naked in Curt's bed?
Determined to prove her independence, Rowena insists she's a career woman with no time for marriage or babies. But one passionate night together changes everything. Now she has to tell Quinn the truth--that she's falling for him, and that she's expecting his baby....
A temptation too far…
The only way Luc MacAllister can get his hands on his inheritance is to spend six months on a Pacific island with his stepfather's alleged mistress. Joanna Forman could tempt a saint, but if Luc wants to keep his sanity, and his secrets, he should keep her at arm's length.
Taking her inheritance would confirm Luc's belief that she's a gold digger, but turning it down would cost Joanna everything. So she must stand toe-to-toe with the powerful tycoon and hope that until the end of the long, hot summer she can fight the attraction that burns between them….
Plus a Robyn Donald reader-favorite story: The Billionaire's Passion
What will make your heart beat a little faster this month? How about a maverick sheikh who doesn't play by the rules? A brooding hero in need of love? Or maybe a charismatic billionaire tycoon? Whatever you crave, you will find eight stories filled with drama, passion and glamour that are guaranteed to get your pulse racing in this collection of February 2010 Harlequin Presents! Bundle includes: The Desert King's Housekeeper Bride by Carol Marinelli; Ruthless Magnate, Convenient Wife by Lynne Graham; The Infamous Italian's Secret Baby by Carole Mortimer; Pure Princess, Bartered Bride by Caitlin Crews; Bought: The Greek's Baby by Jennie Lucas; The Rich Man's Blackmailed Mistress by Robyn Donald; Magnate's Mistress...Accidentally Pregnant! by Kimberly Lang; and Marriage: For Business or Pleasure? by Nicola Marsh.
A Nanny in trouble…
Job: Nanny with a difference required to love and care for two adorable dogs.
Special Qualifications: Interminable patience, especially when it comes to Emma's new neighbor, the infuriating but magnificient Kane Talbot. As it turns out, discretion will be Emma's major asset—she'll have to keep it secret from Kane that she hadn't intended to ruin his half sister's life!
Length of Stay: Strictly temporary—Emma can't allow herself to fall in love with Kane. How will he react if he discovers her true identity?
Prince Rafiq de Couteveille believes Alexa Considine to be a money-hungry mistress, and using her to avenge his sister's death will be sheer pleasure….
Lexie can't understand why she's attracted the attention of the Crown Prince of Moraze—she just wants a quiet holiday. But Rafiq is hard to resist, and soon Lexie finds herself bedded by royalty.
But to Rafiq's horror and shame Lexie is innocent! Out of duty and honor, he must propose!
Prince Gerd Crysander-Gillan has long held a torch for beautiful Rosie Matthews. But three years ago that need turned to rage when he discovered that Rosie's affections were apparently for his brother.
Now Gerd has taken the crown, and His Majesty needs a princess. The obvious candidate for marriage is Rosie—a chance to take sweet revenge for the wound that has never healed. Only, once he has his royal bride, he is astounded to find that she's still a virgin….
"You're certainly not in love with Paul. Because you want to go to bed with me." Devilish words indeed. But what made Flint Jansen so arrogantly assume that Aura would choose him over Paul—his friend and Aura's warm and loyal fiancé? From the moment they met, he had shattered Aura's world. It was true, she found him undeniably attractive, overwhelmingly charistmatic. So much so that she now faced a battle with her conscience and with Flint: both demanded that she abandon security and her fiancé. She had to cancel the wedding—but could she entrust herself to Flint's dark seduction…?
Mix irresistible desire, sizzling sensuality and undeniable passion with tormented jealousy, cynical mistrust and foolish misunderstandings, and you have the perfect recipe for breathtaking drama and thrilling romance. And when you set these enthralling stories in lush locales and people them with powerful, wealthy, privileged men and innocent, alluring, feisty women, you have the makings of a classic Harlequin Presents romance.
Enjoy eight new stories chock full of gripping emotions and sexual tension, by some of Harlequin Presents's top selling authors in this fabulous bundle, which includes: Ruthlessly Bedded by the Italian Billionaire by Emma Darcy, Sicilian Husband, Unexpected Baby by Sharon Kendrick, Mendez's Mistress by Anne Mather, The Sheikh's Wayward Wife by Sandra Marton, Bedded by the Greek Billionaire by Kate...
Jake accused Aline of conveniently faking her amnesia, of deliberately holding something back.
However, his passion for her was undeniable, and if he really believed she was keeping a guilty secret, why did he tell her that he would always be there for her? Did his body know a truth his mind denied?
When Clay offered Natalia a home and freedom from her debts, she accepted. But how long could she remain as his mistress, when she wanted to be his wife?
Prince Charming, or a dark knight in disguise?
Billionaire Alex Matthews's sights are set on penniless "ice" Princess Serina of Montevel. His job is to keep her brother under surveillance, but it's Serina who has caught Alex's eye!
Whisked to his secluded tropical retreat, Serina finds her outer shell of royal decorum crumbling at the power of Alex's presence. Before the impoverished princess realizes, she's drowning in Alex's glacial–blue eyes and…waking up in his king–size bed!
She thinks Alex is her Prince Charming, but has he led her astray under false pretences?
When Siena sees Nick again she can't stop the ache of painful memories. Years ago he crushed her innocent heart before disappearing from her life. Since then, Siena's chosen the safe path: a fiancé who might not make her pulse race, but who'll surely never hurt her.
But it's to Nick that she turns in her darkest hour. However, the brooding tycoon is no safe option.
He sweeps her off to exotic Hong Kong on his private jet, determined to seduce his way back into her heart. This time forever…
Marisa Somerville has changed. Now a confident, groomed, successful businesswoman, she's nothing like the scared wife of an abusive husband that Rafe Peveril survived a plane crash with six years ago.
She has a different name, but he'd know those siren-green eyes and lush lips anywhere. Yet she insists they've never met and Rafe wants to know why. She might deny knowing him, but she can't deny how she responds to his touch.…
But Melissa is virginal and innocent. How can she handle a man of the world like Hawke? And she's been brought up to put duty before love. But to leave Hawke's bed is to leave his life—what should she do?
And Minerva Robertson wanted to know why, with everything to live for, Stella had chosen to die. The only person who might be able to give her an answer was wickedly attractive Nick Peveril, Stella's husband. But he wasn't the conventional grieving widower. What was Minerva to make of him? And should she fight the passion she felt for him?
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...