RUST CREEK RAMBLINGS
Rejoice, ye merry Mavericks! As Christmas approaches, we here at The Rust Creek Falls Rambler thought we'd reward our devoted followers with a blind item guaranteed to put a little extra jingle in your stockings. Which rugged Rust Creek Traub has been spotted canoodling with a very pregnant lady of the Crawford kind?
Astute readers will guess we're talking about divorced rancher Dallas Traub, who rescued expectant shopkeeper Nina Crawford from a snowy car wreck a few weeks back. Can these holiday honeys survive feuding families, three boisterous boys and a little bundle of joy intent on an early arrival? Only Santa knows for sure. . .and he might just be bringing the gift of love down the chimney this year!
Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. At thirty-six, she's been dating her boyfriend, an orthopedic surgeon, for six years. With no wedding plans in sight, and her father recently diagnosed with ALS, she decides to use a week at her family's cottage in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, to ready the house for sale and mull over some difficult decisions about her future.
Tru Walls has never visited North Carolina but is summoned to Sunset Beach by a letter from a man claiming to be his father. A safari guide, born and raised in Zimbabwe, Tru hopes to unravel some of the mysteries surrounding his mother's early life and recapture memories lost with her death. When the two strangers cross paths, their connection is as electric as it is unfathomable . . . but in the immersive days that follow, their feelings for each other will give way to choices that pit family duty against personal happiness in devastating ways.
Illuminating life's heartbreaking regrets and enduring hope, EVERY BREATH explores the many facets of love that lay claim to our deepest loyalties--while asking the question, How long can a dream survive?
Abby Crane loves her job as a hairstylist, so it's a major coup when fabulously wealthy Dylan Camden hires her for his sister's nuptials. Raised tough and independent in foster care, Abby's dazzled and intimidated. It's fun to get swept up in the glamour, but Abby knows she could never really belong in his world…could she?
After an engagement gone disastrously wrong, Dylan's focused on mending bridges with his family and guarding his heart. Connecting with Abby was just supposed to be a favor for his grandmother—repaying the debt his family owes hers. Yet the more time Dylan spends with Abby, the more he realizes all he wants to do is meet her at the altar!
"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…
Lang Camden has the daddy of all dilemmas! He just found out he's a dad…of a rambunctious two-year-old. He's now the sole guardian of said toddler and he's never pulled diaper duty in his life! What's a man to do?
Enter Heddy Hanrahan, the widowed baker who's as luscious as her cheesecakes. Lang's on a mission to help her business, and Heddy willingly lends a helping hand with his child. The chemistry between them is off the charts—but the history between their two families is complicated, and if Heddy lets herself love this man and his little boy, she could lose everything. Is it a risk she's willing to take…for love?
"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…
After a decade away, Hadley McKendrick came home to Northbridge, Montana, a hundred pounds lighter and much the wiser. For the sophisticated designer, working with Chase Mackey wouldn't be a problem—her high school crush was ancient history. But when Chase suddenly took custody of his orphaned baby nephew, Hadley stepped in to help the hapless bachelor—and close quarters quickly reignited old feelings.
Chase wasn't sure which was the bigger surprise—discovering a child he never knew or hottie Hadley's head-to-toe transformation! All of a sudden he had a ready-made family on his hands. The biggest shock of all—the commitment-phobe would do anything to make this new arrangement last forever.
When Shannon Duffy came to Northbridge, Montana, to meet her newfound brother, she didn't expect to also find the man of her dreams—wearing a Santa suit no less! But though Dag McKendrick was irresistible, the newly disengaged Shannon had to at least try to resist him. She'd learned the dangers of falling fast….
For Dag, courting Shannon was an obvious no-no—especially since the ex-pro hockey player had been burned in the romantic rink before. Would he cave in to the temptation of finding out if Shannon was naughty or nice—just in time for Christmas?
"The chemistry in Melt is explosive!" - RT Book Reviews
"Melt has earned a solid place at the top of my MUST-READ list! " -Angel Payne, USA Today bestselling author
"Just when you have one question answered more are brought to life keeping you one the edge of your seat page after page." -Wicked Babes Blog
"Helen has given us a series with men that will not only Melt your heart, they will heat up your soul." -The Book Fairy Reviews
"Ms. Hardt has continued to weave her web in this installment, and the results are every bit as good…or perhaps better…than what we have seen so far. With every answer, there is another question. " -Bare Naked Words
"Melt. That is definitely a proper name for this book. Not only did I melt many times while reading it, I also went up in flames." -Tina at Bookalicious Babes Blog
Jonah Steel is intelligent, rich, and hard-working. As the oldest of his siblings, he was charged by his father to protect them.
He failed in the worst way.
Dr. Melanie Carmichael has her own baggage. Although the renowned therapist was able to help Jonah’s brother, she is struggling with feelings of inadequacy. When the oldest Steel walks into her office seeking solace, she can’t turn her back.
As Melanie and Jonah attempt to work through their issues together, desperately trying to ignore the desire brewing between them, ghosts from both their pasts surface…and danger draws near.
More family, less feud
Who knew that members of the all-powerful Camden clan could come in such pretty packages? The retail dynasty that had steamrollered Gideon Thatcher's grandfather decades ago had now sent beautiful emissary January Camden to make everything right. And falling for the enemy never felt this good.
It was tough enough for Jani to convince Gideon the Camdens were sincere about making amends—convincing herself she felt nothing for this stubborn city planner was the real trick. He simply didn't fit into her best laid baby plans; she wasn't lucky in love, but she would soon be a mother, on her own terms. Or could they repair the wounds of the past together…and build one family from the shards of two?
The owner of the biggest underground casino.
He's the kind of man who gets what he wants. He's got the best poker face in the world.
Now he wants me.
When things become too intense, I hit the brakes and make a run for it.
But one problem...he won't let me go.
Now I belong to Bosco Roth.
A tragic accident has left software mogul Callan Tierney guardian to a young girl and caregiver to her elderly grandparents. But "family man" isn't Callan's strong suit and he chafes at his new responsibilities. Until he reluctantly accepts the help of Livi Camden—a one-night stand who's haunted his dreams ever since…
Two months ago, widow Livi Camden finally let loose with one exotic Hawaiian night that left her breathless…and pregnant. Now, on a mission to make amends to a family her forbears have wronged, Livi finds herself helping her onetime tropical lover. As passion reignites, she hesitates to reveal her pregnancy. Is Callan willing to add "husband" and "daddy" to his list of family duties?
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?
Schoolteacher Kyla Gibson spends her days keeping kids in line, but it's not quite the same as having a family of her own. But when Kyla is named guardian to her newly orphaned infant goddaughter, she becomes an insta-mommy! Soon, though, she's in over her head—and she's stunned when her SOS is answered by the last man she ever expected to see…
Former marine Beau Camden is shocked to see Kyla again—and with a baby! It's been fourteen years since their last night together, after which she went AWOL. But the time for old grievances is past, and Kyla desperately needs his magic touch with little Immy. Can the soldier and his former sweetheart heal old hurts to create a future together, Camden-style?
Since the moment she'd given birth to beautiful Hannah, Paris Hanley knew she'd do anything to protect her child. So when Ethan Tarlington knocked on her door offering her the job of a lifetime, Paris ignored the flutter in her heart and said yes.
Now, Paris was living and working with Ethan, trying to keep the secret that threatened to reveal itself every time Hannah batted her lashes at her handsome daddy. Before long, Ethan's obvious love for her daughter convinced Paris she had to tell him the truth…. But was Ethan ready to be a daddy to Hannah—and the husband Paris had always longed for?
Flint Fortune's family was trying to play matchmaker—but the footloose cowboy was determined to remain a free agent. Sure, Jessie Hunt-Myers was beautiful—but she was also a widow, with four kids…definitely not the right setup for a bachelor. Yet he couldn't help but notice that Jessie's drop-dead-gorgeous exterior was matched by the warmth of her heart.
Fortunately, Jessie agreed that they could never be a perfect pair…and willingly conspired in Flint's idea of trickery: fake dates that would quiet their meddling families. But the chemistry between them was anything but forced, and Jessie's children soon had Flint wishing he could be their daddy! Perhaps this feigned romance would become the real deal—a love that would last forever!
"Made my heart stop in my chest. Helen has given us such a heartbreakingly beautiful series." -Tina at Bookalicious Babes Blog
"Each book unfolds leaving readers feeling immensely satisfied." -Pretty Little Books Blog
"Helen outdid herself with Burn." -My Girlfriend's Couch Blog
Jonah Steel is knee deep into trying to solve the mystery surrounding his family and his brother’s abduction, and the arrival of his best friend has complicated the situation…although not as much as his infatuation with his brother’s therapist, Dr. Melanie Carmichael. The quiet humility of the blond beauty has him enthralled, and he burns for her as he never has for any woman.
Melanie Carmichael is intelligent and driven, yet filled with regret. She has fallen in love with gorgeous Jonah Steel, but fears she may never be able to tell him. The demons from her past have come for her…and she may not get out alive.
Managing the Clip 'n' Curl and her daughter Kayla leaves Shandie Solomon no time for romance. But little Kayla has other plans for her wonder-woman mom...and they all involve Dax Traub.
Recently divorced Dax has lost some of his swagger, but he's still one of the most tantalizing men in town. And when he meets stunning Shandie and her adorable daughter, they put some much-needed spring in his step. But Shandie has secrets, and she's not looking for romance-even if Dax has other ideas. Stay tuned, dear readers, to see if this bad-boy biker's riding into his most unexpected adventure of all: true love!
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.
High-school teacher Issa McKendrick had plenty of reasons to swear off men. With a baby on the way after a bad breakup, she retreated to her hometown to lick her wounds. Only to have two more men knocking at the door—her delicious landlord, Hutch Kincaid, and his adorable little boy. What was a gal to do but say come in?
The widowed former football star had wounds of his own, but Hutch was determined to provide a happy home for his son. Then this achingly shy woman changed everything. At least Hutch could teach the flustered mother-to-be a thing or two about parenting. What he didn't realize is that for extra credit, they were both about to get lessons in love that would last a lifetime.
I walked to my apartment and took a short cut down an alleyway.
That was the worst mistake of my life.
Four men grabbed me. I fought them off, but when the barrel of a gun was pressed between my eyes, I knew the game was up.
But then a man appeared from the shadows and scared the men away like rats.
Tall, dark, and handsome.
His name is Bosco Roth.
He just saved my life, but he didn't do it for free.
He wants something in return.
A kiss. A hot and passionate kiss right up against the wall.
But that kiss is just the beginning.
How can a woman complete a task when the subject looks like him? Lindie Camden must keep her eyes on the prize to win Sawyer Huffman as a client and amend their familial dispute that dates back generations. But when she's hit with the single dad's gentle heart and his oh-too-kissable mouth, her idea of "the prize" shifts all too easily…
She expects to volunteer in the community center wearing that? There was no denying Sawyer's appreciation of seeing Lindie in her figure-hugging clothes, but he's less impressed with the reason behind the outfits. Despite the initial success of their seductive ploy, he won't allow the Camdens to weasel themselves into business with him. Because the only kind of deal he wanted to make with Lindie involved white lace…and promises…
When it comes to relationships, Kinsey Madison has one rule: no military men. So when she starts a new job nursing Sutter Knightlinger's mother, the health-care worker must remind herself that she wants life with a man who comes home at the end of every day. And that means every delicious inch of the hunky marine is off-limits…right?
Sutter is a career marine. And for him, that comes with a strict no-marriage policy. But pretty Kinsey can't be ignored. The nurse works wonders with his mom and his wounded shoulder. Soon Sutter will rejoin his unit in Afghanistan…except he can't stop thinking about a life with Kinsey. Could it be that his heart doesn't belong to the corps anymore?
"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
"The love scenes are beautifully written and so scorching hot I’m fanning my face just thinking about them."
-The Book Sirens
Jonah Steel has fallen in love with Melanie Carmichael but refuses to make a commitment until he has solved the mystery of his family’s past. A new threat has surfaced, and he needs to eliminate it.
Melanie loves Jonah but has yet to surrender completely to his needs. Still, she wants a promise that he can't yet make. While the ghosts of her past still hover around her, she joins him on his quest for answers. Together, they vow to find the truth.
But the deeper they dig, the more danger they uncover…
Marriage was the last thing on Meg Perry's mind when the child psychologist was hired on as nanny to Logan McKendrick's energetic three-year-old. So she was attracted to the devastatingly handsome single dad—what woman wouldn't be? Problem was, her new boss seemed to find her just as irresistible….
What was it about his effervescent employee that made Logan forget all his high-minded principles? The Northbridge native wasn't planning on tying the knot again any time soon…even if Meg was awakening the most delightful domestic fantasies. But maybe it was time to lead with his heart—and make sure he didn't let this tender, loving woman get away!
Marti Grayson once had a storybook future in store—until a shattering loss took away her chance at happiness. In her loneliness, she took comfort in the arms of a gentle stranger she never expected to see again. Now, pregnant and alone, she's returned to her hometown to raise the baby on her own—until the stranger unexpectedly arrives at her door!
Noah Perry's wild ways had cost him a chance at parenthood once before. Now given a second chance, he's determined to be a good father to his child. But Marti's beauty and strength make Noah want to give her all of his love—and build a family for always….
Ruby Lee loves Ryan and desperately wants to help him. She’ll do whatever she must to see him through this troubling time, but her own shrouded past still haunts her, and she’s determined to put an end to both of their mysteries once and for all. But the more she uncovers, the more danger she’s in…and she may lose Ryan forever.
"Revenge takes patience and planning...but then, so does seduction."
Multimillionaire and corporate raider Adam Benson had vowed to bring down the man he blamed for his family's ruin. And what better way to start than by marrying his enemy's daughter--the shy beauty Victoria Rutherford? But Adam hadn't planned on falling for his own prisoner, and though he'd sworn off love, something about Victoria made Adam yearn to chain her heart to his and make theirs a true marriage....
"Helen has given us a series with men that will not only Melt your heart, they will heat up your soul."
-The Book Fairy Reviews
"Made my heart stop in my chest. Helen has given us such a heartbreakingly beautiful series."
-Tina at Bookalicious Babes Blog
Ryan Steel is known in Snow Creek as the handsomest Steel brother with the most jovial personality. Now that his busy grape harvest and winemaking season is over, he's happy to spend time with his family and help his brothers, Talon and Jonah, celebrate their impending nuptials. The Steels are taking a well-deserved break from the conspiracy surrounding them...until an unlikely woman and a long-buried secret shatter Ryan's world.
Detective Ruby Lee has been on her own since she was fifteen. When her past collides with the Steel family's mysteries, she's determined to find the truth. She has her own issues, and she's not looking for a relationship, despite her all-consuming attraction to Ryan Steel. The gorgeous dark-haired man gets under her skin anyway...and he needs her.Together they explore both of their histories, but those pasts could cost them a future.
Alarm bells…or wedding bells?
Meeting Ian Kincaid set something off inside Jenna Bowen! Back in Northbridge, raising an infant niece, she needed to sell the family farm before the IRS took it away from her. The handsome dealmaker had an offer on the table—but he didn't want to honor her terms. So why did her opponent have to be so darn irresistible?
Ian savored the idea of prolonging negotiations but this was a zero-sum game. If he clinched the deal, this spirited woman and her adopted daughter would suffer. And letting down his family business was out of the question. But the bell was tolling for Ian. It was time for him to make a choice…
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.
Rancher Ry McDermot was pretty tight-lipped about the tot he'd brought home. So the only thing Tallie Shanahan knew for sure was that he needed a temporary nanny. And she was powerless to resist strong, sexy Ry—or his chubby-faced little darlin'.
Soon after Tallie swept into his life with handfuls of diapers and a heart full of love, Ry felt an ache in his broad chest. 'Cause sharing baby-wrangling with this sweet beauty was making this marriage-shy man believe he was finally ready to get hitched….
One night of wild, unbridled passion left Willow Colton pregnant—and impossibly in love with rodeo megastar Tyler Chadwick. Still, she'd never dreamed of seeing the charming cowboy again. But when he showed up at her store with amnesia, she decided—right or wrong—to keep their baby a secret and to see if no-strings-attached love could blossom between them. After his early retirement from rodeo, Tyler was suddenly drawn to the town of Black Arrow—and hoped his mysterious feelings had to do with the woman who haunted his now-clouded dreams. For he was intent on finding the woman who stirred his deepest desires…and his memory.
As they race against time to find answers, unexpected forces pull them apart. Ryan's brothers, Talon and Jonah, rally to help, wanting to end the struggle and finally bring the last perpetrators to justice. But another riddle surfaces, deepening the rift between Ruby and Ryan. Will they salvage their relationship and finally unravel the mysteries surrounding them?
When widower Hunter Coltrane learned that his adopted son, Johnny, had a rare blood disease, he enlisted the aid of The Children's Connection in finding the boy's biological family. Hunter's search came to a dead end…until he met Terese, a shy beauty who answered his prayers and breathed new life into his shattered soul.
Warm and loving, Terese Warwick had been mistreated by men. But Hunter seemed different. He was strong, gentle and made her feel beautiful. And she loved feeling that she belonged to a family, as she did with Hunter and Johnny…but could she heal this man's wounded heart and teach him to love again?
Emmy Harris knew her new job would be demanding, but she hadn't been prepared to have to live in the Alaskan wilderness with a gorgeous doctor—and his maybe baby! She was a professional, though; she could handle this. Until she held baby Mickey. Until the good doctor melted her with a single kiss….
Aiden Tarlington knew better than to risk his heart on a sophisticated city girl like Emmy. So why couldn't he stop kissing her, wanting her, thinking about the three of them—how nice it felt, how much he wanted it to last forever?
Small-town cop Luke Walker smelled trouble the moment Karis Pratt arrived on his doorstep, claiming the baby she held in her arms was his. Luke had been devastated once before when Karis's sister left town with the daughter she confessed his. And though his mind and his heart had every reason to be skeptical, Luke soon realized that Karis was nothing like her impetuous sister. From birth, the little girl who could be his daughter had gripped his heart in her tiny fist and wouldn't let go. Was it possible that these two females could ultimately be his…to have and to hold?
Sexy. Passionate. Mysterious.
Brie Bennett’s life becomes an exotic adventure as a newly collared submissive.
Heated Russian encounters, seductive nights bound in rope, kinky birthday fun…
Brie is living out her favorite fantasies in the loving arms of her new Master—but darkness lurks in the shadows.
Love and loyalty is about to be tested.
Can Brie survive the demons from her Master’s past?
*This boxed set includes Try Me, Protect Me and Hold Me from the Brie’s Submission series.
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Cool, arrogant and sinfully attractive attorney Rand Colton was used to victory—whether in the courtroom or the bedroom. Heir to the Colton fortune, this self-assured bachelor had no need of anything…except the undivided attention of his stunning new assistant, Lucy Lowry. While Rand's instinct told him that Lucy wanted him just as much as he wanted her, he sensed that something—or someone—was holding her back. And as they worked to uncover the possibility of a Colton impostor, their electrifying attraction could no longer be denied. Yet Rand knew that it was going to take a lot more than his wealth and status to claim this guarded beauty as his…bride?
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
SAUNDERS UNIVERSITY KEEPS TRACK OF ITS NOTABLE ALUMNI
This successful federal prosecutor won't let a failed marriage and medical difficulties stand in the way of her dream: to have a baby of her own. Ella's used to negotiating for what she wants. So when she needs the help of the most saught-after doctor in town, she won't let his notorious irritability get in her way.
The powerful intelligence of Boston's most acclaimed fertility specialist is challenged only by his hostile demeanor to everyone around him. But after a spirited patient manages to break though his arrogant persona, she just might be able to cure the emptiness that lurks in his heart….
More than she should.
I've done unforgivable things to her, treated her like livestock I bought at the market. I made her tend to my needs without question.
To make up for it, I should let her go.
But even now I can't.
Instead, I want her to marry me.
Whether she wants to or not.
Oh, the irony! Just when wedding planner Vonni Hunter has given up finding a husband of her own along comes breathtaking bachelor Dane Camden. He wants Vonni to plan his grandmother's wedding, and then come to work for the Camden conglomerate. The bad business blood goes way back between their families, but Vonni just might let this man persuade her to do anything—anything!
No matter how lost he gets in Vonni's beautiful eyes, Dane has no intention of making his merger offer more personal. The single life suits him to a tee. But behind the scenes, the matchmaking matriarch of the Camden clan is pulling the strings, so resistance just might be futile….
A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
“Beautifully written and incredibly funny, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is about the importance of friendship and human connection. I fell in love with Eleanor, an eccentric and regimented loner whose life beautifully unfolds after a chance encounter with a stranger; I think you will fall in love, too!” —Reese Witherspoon
No one’s ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine.
Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.
But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.
Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the smart, warm, and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes. . .
The only way to survive is to open your heart.
Although Kit McIntyre had left more than one unsuspecting groom standing solo at the altar, nothing would stop her from celebrating her best friend's big day. Luckily, there were a few perks she hadn't counted on as maid of honor—such as getting to spend lots of quality time with best man Ad Walker.
For a guy who'd sworn off women, trying to ignore the way Kit made Ad's libido stand up and take notice was proving impossible. And regardless of her rumored wedding willies, Ad couldn't help but imagine joining her in one last trip down the aisle…as her husband!
Look up unlucky in love in the dictionary, and you'll see Gia Grant's picture. Still, she takes inspiration from her elderly neighbors—married seventy years!—and will do anything to stop foreclosure on their home. That includes running interference with businessman Derek Camden. He says he's here to help, but everyone knows Camdens can't be trusted. So why is it every time she turns around she wants to kiss this lovable lout?
Derek has a knack for falling for the wrong women—over and over! Luckily, working with the goody-goody girl next door to make amends to her neighbors doesn't represent a romantic threat. Or so he likes to tell himself—because the beautiful botanist is growing on him! Could this be the bachelor's last stand?
After Maicy Clark’s high school sweetheart breaks her fragile heart, she vows to cut him out of her life forever. But when Maicy dashes out of her own wedding decades later, she runs pell-mell back into Conor Madison’s healing arms…and his life!
Navy doctor Conor’s shocked to discover that his mysterious new patient is his never-forgotten childhood love. Now sweet Maicy’s all grown up—and a woman to be reckoned with. With a blizzard looming, a snowed-in Conor’s about to get up close and personal with the girl he’d never stopped wondering about. But are the scars of the past too deep to mend…or is it time for Conor and Maicy to finally come home?
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.
FROM: JACK HANSON
SUBJECT: YOU GOT YOUR CLIENT WHAT???
You've got to start thinking of the company before yourself, brother. Especially since you've gotten into trouble with your very first client! Delia McCray's a smart, beautiful entrepreneur, and Hanson Media Group is dying for her business. But I can't believe she's also pregnant with your baby—after spending just one night with you!
Andrew, you have to marry her—it's the right thing to do for the family, and it may be the only way to salvage the reputation of this company. Do whatever you have to do, but get her to the altar!
The payment can't be settled with money or favors. He only wants one thing. Me.
Every action gets a reward. A button. Once I fill his jar with three hundred and sixty-five buttons, he'll let me go. He'll let me walk away.
But I have to earn every single one. By submitting to the darkest, cruelest, and most beautiful man I've ever known.
** TRIGGER WARNING ** There are some dark and disturbing scenes of abuse and punishment.
When it came to the family company, Lacey Kincaid would prove to her hidebound father that she could play with the big boys. She rode into Northbridge, Montana, to get her way with the mighty Camden conglomerate—and was shocked to find herself up against easygoing rancher Seth Camden. Suddenly she couldn't stay out of flirt mode—how her father would crow if he saw her falling for the opposition!
More cowboy than CEO, Seth Camden was content to tend the farms in his family's corporate empire. The pleasure was all his as he showed workaholic Lacey how to relax…until things began to feel so serious, he couldn't tell if it was alarm bells or wedding bells he heard ringing from his near future….
I should feel guilty for the decision I've made, but why should I? She prefers me to her previous master anyway.
And it's not like my father didn't do the same thing when he was my age.
I'm rich, powerful, and untouchable.
I'm a Barsetti, and I can do whatever I please.
After her last visit landed her in the arms
of reformed bad boy Ben Walker, a nowpregnant Clair Cabot was attempting to
push aside those vivid memories as she returned to Northbridge to reopen a school her father had owned. But that was before she learned the new owner was none other than Ben.
Although Clair had disappeared without a word after their night of passion, seeing her again made Ben remember just how gorgeous—and mysterious—she was. This time he was determined to make her stick around his bed a little longer…as well as figure out just what big secret she could possibly be hiding.
The woman melted Matt's heart like a puppy at a pound. But hadn't Matt learned that loving someone with secrets was just plain dangerous? Still, he couldn't help but wonder—if he gift-wrapped his heart and gave it away, might this beautiful mystery woman become his bride?
DIRTY SEXY SAINT
Clay Kincaid knows he's more a sinner than a saint. Especially when it comes to women. With a rough and damaged past that has left him jaded, he doesn't do committed relationships. But he does like sex—the hotter and harder, the better. He likes it fast and filthy, which is why he refuses to even touch someone as sweet and guileless as Samantha Jamieson. Until he discovers that she likes it just as down and dirty as he does.
DIRTY SEXY INKED
Breaking hearts is what wild and rebellious Mason Kincaid does best. Hit it and quit it is his motto, and with his bad boy reputation and tattoos, he doesn't lack for female companionship. Until one hot night with the one woman he swore he'd never touch becomes an all consuming addiction he can't kick. Katrina Sands has been his best friend for years, but now that he knows what she feels like, and tastes like, there is no going back to being just friends. Hot, dirty sex has never felt so good...or so right.
DIRTY SEXY CUFFED
As a cop, Levi Kincaid is all about discipline and control . . .in the bedroom, and out of it, and he's always been very careful about choosing women who abide by his rules. Hot sex and intense pleasure? No problem. Emotional commitment and forever promises? No way. But he never anticipates falling for a blue eyed angel who makes him want to cuff her to his bed and do dirty, sexy things to her. And that control of his? It doesn't stand a chance against Sarah Robins, the one woman he can't resist . . .
DIRTY SEXY SINNER
After a lifetime of lies, deceit and betrayal, Jackson Stone isn't a man who trusts easily—with women being at the top of the list. Now he’s all about control in every aspect of his life. Especially between the sheets. Hot, mutual pleasure with a woman? No problem, as long as he’s in charge. But there’s something different about sexy bartender Tara Kent that he finds irresistible, in bed and out. Something that has him willing to compromise his principles and bend his rules. Let the sinning begin.
When it came to finding her dream husband, Kate Perry had struck out three times. One thing she knew for sure: he wasn't Ry Grayson. The devilishly handsome, fun-loving daredevil was wrong for her in every way. So what was it about Ry that made Kate yearn to get to know the man behind the sexy thrill seeker?
Ry came home to Northbridge to help solve the mystery of his grandmother's past. It certainly wasn't to hook up with this prim and proper therapist who wasn't at all his type—not even close. But once Kate let down her hair—that fabulous red hair—once she showed him her passionate side, anything was possible. Even convincing her to walk down the aisle with him?
When a CEO comes a-calling…
…What's a girl like small business owner Natalie Morrison to do, especially when said CEO is Cade Camden? First, there's the fact that his family double-crossed hers a few generations back. It's even worse that this rich boy is so darn charismatic—just like the ex-husband who walked all over her. Nati won't let herself swoon anytime soon.
Cade is on a mission for his grandmother—to make amends for the Camdens' ruthless treatment of the Morrisons in the early days of Camden Incorporated. But is matchmaking Gran's ulterior motive? Because there's something so kissable about Nati…so tempting. He's here to mend fences…can he mend this woman's broken heart, too?
Bax looked more cowboy than caregiver, but his rock-solid build belied the gentleness of his touch. His tender, loving caresses helped to heal Carly's wounded foot—and her wounded heart. But Carly had given up on men, convinced she'd find true happiness when she explored the world outside Wyoming.
Only everything she could ever want was living under her very own roof…
MIND OVER MATTER
David Brady needs a star for his documentary on paranormal psychology. When he finds out theatrical agent A.J. Fields has a psychic for a client, he’s thrilled. David knows that A.J.’s icy exterior is just a front. He’s determined to discover what secrets she’s hiding…but he might just find more than he bargained for!
TREASURES LOST, TREASURES FOUND
When Kate Hardesty inherits a pile of her late father’s ocean charts she must turn to Ky Silver, the man she swore she’d never trust again. It’s a treacherous dive into the depths of the ocean, and Ky is the only one willing to help. But working with Ky means finding a priceless treasure Kate hadn’t known she’d lost.…
THE ART OF DECEPTION
When the handsome Adam Haines shows up at Kirby Fairchild’s ancestral home looking for a quiet place to paint, she’s more than skeptical. As the nights wear on Kirby can’t help but feel drawn to him. But when Adam begins to act suspiciously, Kirby must uncover his real purpose at her father’s home…before it’s too late.
Liz Palmer’s idyllic life in Cozumel has comes to a jarring halt when her employee is murdered and his brother storms into Liz’s life with revenge in his heart. Suddenly Liz is plunged into the dangerous world, and she discovers how impossible it is to resist both the mystery…and the passionate man trying to solve it.