Santina's rebellious princess Sophia made a shock exit from her brother's engagement party last night following the surprise announcement of her own arranged marriage. It seems Sophia did not favor the match…instead boldly stowing away on the magnificent Maharaja of Naipur's private jet!
Staff insiders to the charismatic maharaja, Ashok Achari, aren't denying the pair spent a wild night together before being caught on film on arrival in Mumbai.…
Scandal is the last thing the Santina royals need right now—might this maharaja be persuaded into taking Santina's runaway princess as his wife?
The virgin fiancée…
Andreas Latimer needed a fiancée to present to his Greek grandfather—and he'd decided on Saskia Rodgers. After all, he'd gained the impression she was a woman of the world. Surely she would have no problem with a little play-acting….
Saskia knew her new boss thought she was some kind of practiced seductress—but this was going too far! They were sharing a room in his family's villa—sharing a bed!—and she still hadn't told him she was a virgin….
Still shamed by her teenage infatuation with Ranulf Carrington, Sylvie knew it was important that he understand they were now meeting on equal terms. She would do her utmost to play it cool and distant—his cruel words at their last meeting had crushed the youthful passion out of her—so that all they shared now was a purely business relationship!
Everything was different, yet nothing had changed—Sylvie's body still ached for his. Maybe Ran would never come to love her, but still she knew she'd do almost anything for just one night in his arms….
Years ago Carrie Broadbent shared one night of passion with Luc, so now she's more than a little surprised when he returns and demands they marry…threatening to reveal a family secret that could ruin reputations and lives. Carrie is forced to accept Luc's proposal and all that it entails: staying by his side for better and for worse, as his princess and his lover….
Passion has a double price…
Alexander Konstantinakos has discovered that one passionate night in England had its consequences: two, to be precise. Out of the blue he's turned up on Ruby Wareham's doorstep—to take his twin sons back to Greece!
Ruby's shocked that she's still so attracted to dark, sexy and powerful Alexander. She's afraid she might lose her beautiful boys, whom she's struggled to bring up on her own, but maybe there's a solution…. Can she wed Sander—a virtual stranger—and live as his wife, and in his bed?
Jay was a maharaja's heir and billionaire businessman, and he'd hired Keira as his interior designer. But why did she turn from hot to cold and then back again? Was she a manipulating gold digger who was using the red-hot chemistry between them to try to increase her financial reward?
Then Jay discovered that Keira was a virgin! And, according to his code, the cost of taking virginity was marriage. Was he prepared to pay the price?
Italian aristocrat Lorenzo, Duce di Montesavro, needs to marry, and English tourist Jodie Oliver seems the ideal candidate for this convenient arrangement--her vulnerability is especially appealing to Lorenzo. But when he unleashes a desire Jodie never knew she possessed, Lorenzo is soon regretting his no-consummation rule....
But having always yearned for a child of her own, Mariella planned just one more night with the sheikh—to conceive his baby….
She'll have to marry him now!
Petra is betrothed—to rich, eligible Sheikh Rashid. But she plans to ruin her reputation so Rashid won't want her. Blaize, a fellow guest at her hotel, agrees to be Petra's pretend lover—though soon he's taken her virginity!
Then Petra makes a shocking discovery. Blaize is actually none other than the man she's supposed to be marrying—Sheikh Rashid!
Alessandro Leopardi prides himself on his ability to sort the women from the girls. So when he finds Leonora Thaxton piloting his private jet, he's outraged! Firstly, he doesn't employ females—too distracting. Secondly, she's a ravishing beauty—and he can't quite believe he was duped.
Leonora won't be getting away with it! The dark-hearted billionaire needs a no-strings mistress for one night. Then he'll let her go. But when the public show becomes a private seduction, Alessandro realizes she may be worth more to him than he thought….
Billionaire businessman Sean Howard is still smarting because his marriage to Kate ended. But when he sees her again he realizes their mutual physical attraction can be re-ignited with just one touch.... Soon Kate's not just sleeping with the boss--she's become mistress to her husband!
Summoned for the sheikh's convenience…
The line of succession in Niroli seems dead…until a desert prince makes his claim…
Sheikh Kadir: ruler of an Eastern kingdom, but also the last heir to Niroli's throne. Kadir must find himself a queen!
Natalia Carini loves Niroli. To her, the new ruler is an invader, and now he's demanding her, as his bride! Yet to be bedded by a barbarian excites her more than she's ever known….
Julia Fellowes—beautiful, well-connected and perfect wife material. Julia will be Silas's convenient bride—the pleasure of bedding her will just be a bonus.
Their relationship is headline news—the society wedding of the decade's on. But scandal travels fast—what will happen when everyone discovers Julia's pregnant…?
Just who is Lily Wrightington—cynical fashion photographer or studious art historian? Prince Marco di Lucchesi can't hide his haughty disdain for this Englishwoman—or his strong attraction to her!
As they tour the captivating palazzos of northern Italy together for Lily's work project, the atmosphere between them sizzles with dislike and sensual promise…until shadows from Lily's past turn up to taunt her. But if Marco drops his guard and offers the protection Lily is seeking, the passion he's trying to keep firmly under wraps might just unleash itself, too….
Poppy Carlton: Cousin to the groom. She is devastated when Chris falls in love and marries someone else. She will never love again.
James Carlton: The groom's older brother—and best man. Mocking and cynical, he is the exact opposite of fun-loving Chris.
James taunts Poppy that she should find herself a real man and leave her adolescent fantasies behind. He is not averse to showing her just what real passion is about. But how can he be sure that her response is for him? Perhaps she's just using him as a substitute for his brother….
THE BRIDE'S BOUQUET: One wedding—one bouquet—leads to three new trips to the altar
Piers's relationship with Georgia was strictly business—pure and simple. This should have made their living under the same roof a relatively straightforward affair.
But, somehow, Piers couldn't stop her from stealing into his thoughts. He wasn't a man to act on impulse. He had managed to resist her—so far! And then one intimate night, business became steamy pleasure….
A night of passion leads to unexpected consequences for these wealthy men and the women they desire!
Virgin for the Billionaire's Taking
Jay's passionate encounter with Keira was unforgettable—so why is she running from him one minute and sharing a steamy kiss the next? Is she just another manipulating gold digger? But when Jay discovers Keira had been a virgin, nothing else matters. According to his code, the cost of taking virginity is marriage. Is Jay ready to pay the price?
The Tycoon's Virgin
When Leo Jefferson climbs into his hotel bed he's surprised to find a gorgeous siren waiting for him. The next morning his lovely temptress confesses to being schoolteacher Jodi Marsh, who'd simply fallen asleep in the wrong room. Realizing Jodi is concerned for her reputation, Leo proposes the perfect solution…an engagement!
ONE NIGHT WITH THE SHEIKH
The searing attraction between Sheikh Xavier Al Agir and Mariella Sutton is instant and all consuming. When a storm leaves Mariella stranded at Xavier's desert home, desire soon takes over, leading to a night neither will soon forget—for more reasons than they can imagine!
THE SHEIKH'S BLACKMAILED MISTRESS
Life has taught Prince Vereham al a'Karim bin Hakar to control his emotions. But an unexpected encounter with the enchanting Samantha McLellan shakes Vere's steely reserve. Though love is not an option for the sheikh, he knows that somehow he must have Sam.
Sit back and enjoy Penny Jordan's emotional, sensual story of a woman who's more used to city streets than country lanes. When Maggie meets Finn, she's about to be awakened—her wild lover of the wilderness turns out to be a real gentleman, who's to the manor born….
Emily Woodford loves Marco, but she has no idea he's a royal prince! When she discovers the truth she's devastated—Marco only sees her as his mistress—not his royal wife.
But what will this king-in-waiting do when he discovers his mistress is pregnant?
Saul Parenti has always been glad that he's second in line in the Arrezzian monarchy. He can concentrate on his business empire…and the delights of his new wife, Giselle….
But when his cousin is killed, Saul must ascend the throne. Instead of pursuing their own dreams, Saul and Giselle must now make their lives about pomp and protocol. But the secret traumas of Giselle's past have scarred her deeply; she never wants to be a mother—and that leaves her marriage in crisis. Because her royal duty is to produce an heir….
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A marriage of convenience has unexpected consequences for these two couples…
Capable of Feeling
Sophy has never believed she'd find true love, so when her boss, Jon Phillips, offers a marriage of convenience, she can't refuse. He needs someone to care for his niece and nephew, and she already loves them as if they are her own. However, her feelings for Jon are less clear and more complicated.
The Demetrios Virgin
It's bad enough that Saskia's new boss, Andreas Latimer, thinks she's some kind of practiced seductress, but now he's gone too far. Not only is she posing as Andreas's fiancée to appease his grandfather, but she also has to share a room and a bed with the man…and she still hasn't told him she's a virgin!
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Abbie Howard would do everything to make her daughter's wedding special. Everything, except to allow Cathy the one thing she most desired—to meet the father who'd walked away from his marriage before his baby was even born.
But Sam Howard wasn't to be kept away. His attraction was as devastating as ever and Abbie was tempted to forgive and and make up. But could she ever forget that he'd accused her of conceiving another man's child?
THE BIG EVENT
One special occasion—that changes your life forever!
Ilios Manos wasn't interested in Elizabeth Wareham's sob story. So what if she was broke and had nowhere to stay? He wanted his money back and his revenge, and he would exact his price from her however it suited him….
But when Ilios looked closely, he sensed Lizzie's innocence and knew he couldn't take that from her lightly. So he chose the next best thing—he was a man in need of a wife….
He would show her mercy…and she would take his name!
Scandal: His Majesty's Love-child
Speculation surrounding exiled rebel Prince Tahir Al'Ramiz has reached fever pitch! After being spotted causing mayhem in an exclusive Monte Carlo casino, Tahir decides to fly home for his brother's coronation. But when the remains of his helicopter are discovered, the worst is assumed… Until he comes back from the dead, with no explanation as to how he survived!
Now a mysterious beauty has moved into the palace. Rumors of a pregnancy abound…. Could it be that this notorious playboy prince's lost days in the desert camouflaged a secret affair?
The Shy Bride
Thrust into the limelight, child star Cassandra timidly enchanted audiences night after night…. But when her parents died, Cass retreated into her own world—too shy to leave her home. Once a year she shares her musical passion by offering lessons in a charity auction…. This year, money talks. The winning bid: $100,000!
Enter Neo Stamos, arrogant Greek tycoon. He wants Cass with a burning desire, though he knows that, shy and sweet, she will need a gentle awakening…. But Neo's the master of seduction!
The Melendez Forgotten Marriage
When fragile Emelia awoke from her coma she had no recollection of the strikingly handsome man before her, whose eyes glittered like fine-cut gems—hard and impenetrable. But he aroused something within her….
Javier Melendez had wed Emelia for convenience and bedded her for pleasure. The rules in place during their marriage had suited him perfectly, and he'd ensured his trophy wife adhered to them…. But as Emelia's memory slowly returned, she seemed to be laboring under a misapprehension…that their marriage was based on love!
His Penniless Beauty
Four years ago, Sophie loved Nikos Kazandros with all her heart. What she didn't know was that Nikos would take her virginity and then move on….
Now, not knowing where to turn for money, Sophie has taken a job she wouldn't normally have considered. But on her very first night things go disastrously wrong when she bumps into…Nikos. He's outraged to see how she's earning a living and knows he needs to stop her immediately. But the only way to do that is to keep her close and pay for her time….
The Virgin's Secret
Leo Parnassus has returned to Athens to head the family empire. A New Yorker since childhood, he finds life is certainly different here with family feuds and expectations to marry and produce heirs! Amid all this tradition, the beautiful girl who catches Leo's eye is a welcome distraction.
She may be a lowly waitress, but Angel Kassianides has her secrets…. Leo will be pleased to discover she's a virgin, but not that she's the daughter of his adversary! Or that, in nine months, there will be one more secret revealed….
Two tales of romance under the mistletoe from USA TODAY bestselling author Penny Jordan
The Christmas Bride
Silas Stanway still doesn't quite know how he ended up playing escort to Tilly Aspinall at a Christmas wedding in Spain.
He'd expected her to be scheming and desperate—but instead she's sweet, honest…and beautiful. When they have to share a room, Silas just assumes this must be part of his escort duties. But how can he keep things strictly business when he's wanted Tilly from the moment they met—whatever the consequences….
Christmas Eve Wedding
Jaz had an all-consuming affair with American businessman Caid Dubois—but betrayal forced them apart. Back in England, with the festive season approaching, Jaz discovers she has a new boss—Caid. And if that isn't enough, he wants the company apartment she's been living in! Jaz won't move, and Caid won't back down. Now she and this arrogant, irresistible man are thrust together in a whirlwind of suspicion, anger…and overwhelming passion!
Her Christmas Fantasy by USA TODAY bestselling author Penny Jordan
After traveling the world with her parents, Lisa yearns for the stability of marriage to solid, dependable Henry, and she's determined to make a good impression on his family when she visits them for Christmas. Only when she arrives, Henry's mother is more than a little aloof and the exasperating Oliver Davenport has taken it upon himself to ensure that Lisa doesn't become Henry's bride. Instead, he takes her to his own home, where he sets about making all her Christmas fantasies come true….
The Winter Bride by USA TODAY bestselling author Lynne Graham
Angie loved Leo Demetrios, but his desire for her was brief and meaningless. After all, he was heir to a Greek shipping fortune and she was just the butler's daughter. For over two years Angie has kept secret the legacy of her stolen weekend of passion with Leo. But then she and her small son are forced to spend Christmas with him. Leo is convinced that his cousin is Jake's father, and Angie is torn between telling him the truth and her fear of the consequences. If he does find out, one thing's for certain—he'll demand that Angie become his winter bride.
The Most Coveted Prize by Penny Jordan
Russian oligarch Kiryl Androvonov plans to seduce his rival's sister, the tantalizingly beautiful Alena, and use her to gain the contract that will complete his business empire. But Alena herself might well be the most coveted prize of all…
The Power of Vasilii by Penny Jordan
Laura Westcotte must impress her cool and complex new boss, tycoon Vasilii Demidov. However, it's not the Russian's ruthless reputation that terrifies her, but the magnetic power of her attraction to him!
A Taste of the Forbidden by Carole Mortimer
Cesar Navarro's new sexy spitfire of a chef should be off-limits. But Grace has tantalized his jaded palate, and the Argentinian boss finds himself ordering something new from the menu—a taste of the forbidden…
A Touch of Notoriety by Carole Mortimer
Guarding Beth should be easy for bodyguard Raphael Cordoba as long as he remembers the golden rule: do not touch the client. But feisty Beth requires a particular attentiveness that brings illicit temptation even closer…
Carole Mortimer is the recipient of the RWA Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award 2015
Lou Campion has joined the WAAFs, against the wishes of her parents and twin sister Sasha. Lou's always been a rebel, but now finds that if she wants to succeed she'll have to follow extremely strict rules. Can she do this or will it all end in deep disgrace?
Tragedy haunts the other members of the family, as Katie's plans for the future are dashed, Fran's young husband is close to death and Bella's impossible passion has to remain a close secret. Yet even in the darkest hour there is hope. The Campions find that they have a hero in their midst and while their city is crumbling, their pride is intact.
A marriage in name only...
To save her family home, impulsive bookstore owner, Alexa Maria McKenzie, casts a love spell. But she never planned on conjuring up her best friend’s older brother—the powerful man who once shattered her heart. Billionaire Nicholas Ryan doesn’t believe in marriage, but in order to inherit his uncle’s corporation, he needs a wife and needs one fast. When he discovers his sister’s childhood friend is in dire financial straits, he’s offers Alexa a bold proposition.
A marriage in name only with certain rules: Avoid entanglement. Keep things all business. Do not fall in love. The arrangement is only for a year so the rules shouldn’t be that hard to follow, right? Except fate has a way of upsetting the best-laid plans....
At eighteen, Nicola had made a terrible mistake and eight years later is still punishing herself for her folly. But her shameful secret comes full circle when Matt Hunt walks back into her life—as her new boss. Not that Matt recognizes the assured, controlled businesswoman as the girl who had shared his bed for one brief night.
Her dread of discovery attacks her frail self-control. But so does Nicola's consuming need for the man who has haunted her dreams for so long. What will she do when Matt, inevitably, recognizes her…?
The Royal House of Niroli—always passionate, always proud!
THE FUTURE KING'S PREGNANT MISTRESS
Emily Woodford loves Marco Fierezza, but has no idea he's a royal prince! When she discovers the truth, she's devastated to realize that Marco sees her only as his mistress—not marriage material for a future king. But what will this king-in-waiting do when he discovers his mistress is pregnant?
A ROYAL BRIDE AT THE SHEIKH'S COMMAND
As ruler of an eastern kingdom, Sheikh Kadir lives a life full of every imaginable luxury, with his every word obeyed. But, born after a torrid love affair, he is also heir to the Niroli throne. Now Kadir must leave his desert people and seek welcome from his new subjects…and find himself a queen!
When they have to share a room, Silas assumes this must be part of his escort duties. But he's wanted Tilly from the moment they met—whatever the consequences….
His latest acquisition…
Russian oligarch Kiryl Androvonov has one rival: billionaire Vasilii Demidov. Luckily, Vasilii has an Achilles' heel—his younger, overprotected half sister Alena….
Kiryl's master plan is to seduce the tantalizingly beautiful Alena. Then, once he's had his fill, he'll use her to blackmail Vasilii for the contract that will complete his business empire.
The Russian tycoon can't lose—this might be the business deal of the century, however it's Alena he covets most of all. But then she discovers just how ruthlessly Kiryl has been using her….
But Drax must make sure that Sadie is as virginal as she seems. While he has her in his power she's his to command, and he'll test her wife-worthiness at every opportunity.
Life has taught Prince Vereham al a'Karim bin Hakar to control his emotions. Duty to his kingdom drives the enigmatic sheikh.
But one unexpected, intensely sexy encounter with inexperienced Samantha McLellan shakes Vere's steely control. And when he discovers that Sam could be betraying his country, he decides to blackmail her—into being his mistress!
Laura Westcotte is the only suitable candidate for the job as Russian tycoon Vasilii Demidov's secretary. He may be forced to hire Laura, but Vasilii is far too cynical ever to trust a woman—particularly one with such a dubious reputation.…
Desperate for work, Laura knows she must impress her cool and complex new boss. However, it's not the chillingly ruthless Russian's legendary reputation that terrifies her, but the magnetic power of her attraction to him! And when Laura realizes she's in terrible danger, she finds herself at Vasilii's mercy.…
Stranded in the sands, Katrina is rescued by the Sheikh and taken back to his lavish desert camp....
She has to marry the Sheikh....
In order to protect her, he will have to wed her!
Then he discovers that she's a virgin!
He's a desert sheikh who lives by a strict code of honor: Katrina must become his wife...for real!
Faith was--had been--a virgin. Nash's reaction was to insist on marriage. But was he marrying Faith for honor? Or was it part of his revenge for something that had happened between them ten years ago?