Robert Buchanan was tough and ruthless—a publishing magnate extraordinaire. He was also an international playboy, and a formidably charismatic man…and he was Liza's new boss!
Liza wasn't interested in a no-strings-attached affair. But local flooding had left her trapped in Robert's country hom, and, as the water continued to rise, she felt her temperature rise with it! Liza knew it was only a question of time before passion would overwhelm them….
Ewen Fraser's rakish reputation went before him - Rosanna had read the newspapers, and could see with her own eyes his collection of girlfriends, past and present ...
The Charmed ...
But that didn't stop her falling for him - he was funny, tender, warm and sexy, and working closely with him was a joy ...
The Trap ...
Rosanna was tempted. Ewen was all that she'd ever wanted, but could she trust her instincts when they told her that Ewen, the infamous lover-and-leaver, had marriage at heart after all?
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?
Roberta was looking for a fresh start—she wasn't looking for romance! But as soon as she arrived at Grant Adams's home in Toronto, she knew she was heading for trouble…
As au pair to Grant's headstrong daughter, Roberta had a challenge to face—but coping with rebellious Emily was child's play compared to handling her devastatingly attractive father! For some reason, Grant resented Roberta. But when the sparks of anger turned to passion, life became complicated…. Roberta was scared to let herself fall in love with Grant, but the temptation was hard to resist!
Alexia had known that coming home after all these years would be difficult—even more so as she'd be living under the same roof as York Masterton. The last time they'd met, Alexia had been an innocent teenager. Now she was a sophisticated woman who knew what she wanted: her rightful inheritance.
York didn't bother to hide his suspicious dislike of Alexia—until he realized that, far from hating her, he wanted to marry her! And he'd give everything he owned to be able to trust his new wife. Especially now that she was having his baby….
Hayley was a woman with a mission: she was going to convince Andros Christos to agree to the marraige of her sister and his cousin. Having met Andros, Hayley realized that she had her work cut out for her. It seemed the Greek tycoon didn't believe in love—especially when it came to marriage! Andros, however, made it clear what he did believe in. But would the passionate attraction that flared between them ever be enough for Hayley?
The Handmaid’s Tale is a novel of such power that the reader will be unable to forget its images and its forecast. Set in the near future, it describes life in what was once the United States and is now called the Republic of Gilead, a monotheocracy that has reacted to social unrest and a sharply declining birthrate by reverting to, and going beyond, the repressive intolerance of the original Puritans. The regime takes the Book of Genesis absolutely at its word, with bizarre consequences for the women and men in its population.
The story is told through the eyes of Offred, one of the unfortunate Handmaids under the new social order. In condensed but eloquent prose, by turns cool-eyed, tender, despairing, passionate, and wry, she reveals to us the dark corners behind the establishment’s calm facade, as certain tendencies now in existence are carried to their logical conclusions. The Handmaid’s Tale is funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing. It is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and a tour de force. It is Margaret Atwood at her best.
How could you cope with a man who anticipated your secret fantasies even before you had them yourself…?
Daniel Pryor had made a career out of turning people's dreams into reality. Now it was Beth's turn…. He'd pulled her from the depths of Santa Barbara harbor—the wedding dress Beth had been wearing was no protection against the charge of attraction between them. But Beth had to resist Daniel's temptation. Because once he'd fulfilled her dreams, he would turn his interest to someone else…wouldn't he?
Rayne Hardwicke has an old score to settle. Arrogant playboy Kingsley Clayborne built a billion-dollar business at the expense of her father's career and she wants justice…but a part of her also wants more… As a girl, Rayne loved King from a distance. Now, as a full-grown, hot-blooded woman, she finds being up close and personal, working for the subject of her fantasies, is torment! Giving in would risk blowing her cover, but never experiencing King's touch would be much more dangerous…to her sanity!
"A powerhouse of smouldering tension which keeps you hooked from start to finish."—Victoria, Retired, Belfast
But when top model Alysha Jones signed an exclusive contract with Lozier Cosmetics, her life became positively hazardous. Ross Elliot—the man whose casual seduction she'd nearly fallen for years before—was handling the new campaign!
Alysha was determined to fight her old attraction for him. Ross was a womanizer—pure and simple—a practised deceiver, and any relationship he was offering could only be one of short-term satisfaction and high risk to Alysha's heart!
That was what Christina told herself—and Adam Palmer had more than his fair share of both qualities…as Christina knew only too well, having had a crush on him since she was a teenager!
But he'd responded to her naive infatuation with arrogance and scorn, and Christina had finally managed to harden her heart against him…just as Adam seemed to take a sudden interest in her!
What was he up to? Famous for preferring leggy blondes, he had to be amusing himself by toying with plain, sensible Christina's affections! Well, two could play at that game….
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?
Sun, sea and a suitcase of memories
Jilted by her cheating boyfriend, her self-esteem in tatters, Kayla Young escapes to an isolated Greek Island. The last thing she wants is to share her precious paradise with a mysterious, arrogant Greek.
Hounded from the city by the press and an entourage of gold diggers, Leonidas Vassalio can't believe he's sharing his sanctuary with the one woman who doesn't know who he is! And he'll take full advantage of it.
Enjoying peeling back the layers of this complicated woman, Leonidas realizes she's dismantling his armor. He must stop this before she discovers his lie, but can he…?
Dimitrios was convinced Ria had broken his nephew's heart, toying with his affections then jilting him. He thought her only interests in life were having fun and captivating eligible men! And he was determined to teach her the error of her ways. His punishment was outrageous: Ria was forced to play the part of adoring fiancée….
But Dimitrios had the wrong woman: he'd mistaken Ria for her wayward cousin, Poppy! It was an impossible situation, but suddenly Ria found herself falling for Dimitrios in a big way. Deception and desire were proving a heady cocktail!
But Shannon does need taming and millionaire Kane knows how. He's not bewitched by her beauty or her seductiveness, but he wants her and he'll have her…by offering her marriage and making her his perfect wife.
Emma had a secret in her past…a secret that meant she mustn't fall in love with Dominick Fleetwood. She had behaved recklessly with him once, and now he was back in her life—asking her to marry him! Emma found, to her surprise, that time had not made her immune to Dominick's brand of dangerous charm. And she soon found herself hoping that love might one day take the place of revenge in their marriage bed.
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.
Having fled to India to escape the painful disillusionment of one relationship, Bridget had no intention of embarking on another…especially not with someone as complex and dangerously attractive as Nicholas Stirling! While he was ruthless and sophisticated, Bridget was shy and gentle. To let down her guard to such a man would be pure folly. His talent was for seduction, not commitment. Nicholas might just break her heart again.
At her new job interview, single mom Magenta James feels like her life is finally back on track after suffering from amnesia. Until she meets Andreas Visconti's familiar sapphire gaze across the desk….
She just knows the Italian CEO is the father of her child, but when she doesn't get the job, it's clear they parted on bad terms. Then he offers her a new role…as his very personal assistant.
Now Magenta will have to rearrange the scattered puzzle of her memory in order to make sense of the sensual tension that burns between them….
"You've had your choice—your father's company in exchange for your body!"
Emma had walked out on her husband eight years ago with good reason. But now Richard Fielding was back—with a vengeance. Emma's father had lived for his company—it had meant everything to him. How could she let Richard destroy it and all her father stood for? She had no choice—she had to pay Richard's price. But, even though Richard had reclaimed his place in her bed, it was clear that was the only place he wanted her!
And now I have to pay his debt.
All I have is twenty bucks in my pocket and the clothes on my back. The bank took the house, and my last living relative was murdered. Knuckles threatened to torture me if I ran. He's counting down the days until he'll claim me...making me treasure my final days of freedom.
But I'm not going to wait around. I'm running like hell.
The greatest lingerie designer in the world is looking for new talent for Barsetti Lingerie. I'm not exactly model material, but maybe I can get a job doing something...and get paid under the table.
But when I meet the infamous Conway Barsetti, he has other plans for me.
Did I just run away from one monster into the arms of another...?
Never in her life had Christie felt so cheated. More than anything she hated Victor Lascelles for standing on that beach with his arms wrapped around her cousin, showing the world where his heart truly lay….
He had warned her not to let paradise go to her head, but it had, and so had he. He had lied and cheated while smiling his way to her tortured heart…. And to think she had once believed she could love him….
Only passion can unlock the secrets of the past...
When handsome Alex Sabre recognizes her, Sanchia realizes that they must have once known each other intimately. But Sanchia has amnesia-her mind has rejected three years of painful memories. Sanchia knows that to unlock her secret past she must spend time with the rich and ruthless Alex....
But Alex won't tell her what she needs to know-or why he's resisting the passionate sensual pull between them. What was he to her? What is he hiding? And what happens when Sanchia learns the truth about the man she's falling in love with...again?
For readers of Orphan Train and The Nightingale comes a “thought-provoking [and] complex tale about two families, two generations apart . . . based on a notorious true-life scandal.”*
Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge—until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents—but they quickly realize the dark truth. At the mercy of the facility’s cruel director, Rill fights to keep her sisters and brother together in a world of danger and uncertainty.
Aiken, South Carolina, present day. Born into wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford seems to have it all: a successful career as a federal prosecutor, a handsome fiancé, and a lavish wedding on the horizon. But when Avery returns home to help her father weather a health crisis, a chance encounter leaves her with uncomfortable questions and compels her to take a journey through her family’s long-hidden history, on a path that will ultimately lead either to devastation or to redemption.
Based on one of America’s most notorious real-life scandals—in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country—Lisa Wingate’s riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong.
If All Arkansas Read the Same Book Selection • Finalist for the Southern Book Prize • Publishers Weekly’s #3 Longest-Running Bestseller of 2017
“A [story] of a family lost and found . . . a poignant, engrossing tale about sibling love and the toll of secrets.” —People
“Sure to be one of the most compelling books you pick up this year. . . . Wingate is a master-storyteller, and you’ll find yourself pulled along as she reveals the wake of terror and heartache that is Georgia Tann’s legacy.” —Parade
“One of the year’s best books . . . It is impossible not to get swept up in this near-perfect novel.” —The Huffington Post
Those words shattered Claire. How could she have been so naive as to assume that she would be the one to break through James Forrester's cool, arrogant exterior? She should have known better, but instead had hoped that their wild, tempestuous affair would at least count for something….
However, now she was well aware that James viewed her with cynicism, wanting yet despising her youthful innocence. So what chance did they have—particularly when James seemed determined not to lay to rest the ghost of his dead wife?
Cathy Williams creates a "mix of volatile emotion and steamy sensual tension."
But it got worse: her charismatic ex-boss, Brant Cadman, was raising her real son—and she his!
Brant made Annie an irresistible proposition—marry him. Annie knew both their sons needed their mom and dad. Plus, she couldn't deny the intense physical attraction between them…because once they'd shared a night of love….
Christie was young and naive when she first met Jared Buchanan. She'd fallen in love with him, but she couldn't cope with the passion he awoke within her. So she'd fled….
Three years on, and Christie's dreams of fame and fortune were about to come true. Trouble was, Jared was essential to helping her fulfill those dreams. But he made it clear that he had never forgiven her for her desertion. Jared was determined to have his revenge on Christie…even if it meant using the blue fire of passion that still blazed between them.
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.
Constantine Sioulas was a man of primitive passions…. Jade knew that. But she couldn't believe it when, after a whirlwind courtship, he insisted that she marry him! Things like that simply didn't happen to girls like her…did they? And Constantine soon made it clear that, far from loving Jade, he despised her for her apparent betrayal. But, locked into this marriage of convenience, Jade was determined to enjoy her husband's special brand of savage seduction!
"New author Sharon Kendrick makes a good first mark in the romance genre…"
—Romantic Times on No Escaping Love
Five years ago Riva Singleman lost her heart—and her virginity!—to sexy Italian businessman Damiano D'Amico. While she wasn't a hundred percent truthful with Damiano, it was nothing compared to the web of lies he spun! Devastated by Damiano's betrayal, Riva fled—carrying away another secret of her own… Now Damiano is back, and Riva is running scared. Not only is their attraction as powerful as ever, Riva is terrified of letting Damiano too close—lest he discover the truth and demand what is rightfully his…
Not that Libby needed warning! It hadn't taken her long to realize that Warwick Hunter wasn't the sort of man who was easily crossed. He believed that Libby's sister had stolen a large sum of money from him. And that was why he seemed determined to turn Libby's dream holiday in Tenerife into a nightmare from which there seemed to be no escape….
"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…
Christy King just knew that when she and Drew Michaels met again sparks would fly. So why had she accepted his challenge? Being isolated with this infuriating man might be some women's idea of paradise, but certainly not hers. Had she made a terrible mistake?
And then the memories of their night of passion returned to haunt her….
Libby Vincent wants to tell Romano Vincenzo why she allowed his ruthless family to take her baby from her. But the dark-hearted billionaire isn't in the mood for listening. He needs Libby back in his life and he knows she will do anything to see her child. Even marry her most bitter enemy….
He'll take her as his bride, but Romano doesn't do love….
When Gwen had been forced to reject the man she loved, she'd thought she'd made the right decision until fate thrust her and Aidan together to rekindle the compelling attraction they had felt in their youth. But twelve years amounted to a lot of living and both had gained a past of their own. Driven by passion, love and guilt, there were two ways to smash this emotional deadlock—to break up, once and for all, or put the past firmly away and seize that second chance….
To Kassim Riffik, Janene was worth fifty thousand pounds of cool hard cash. That was the exact amount her wayward boyfriend owed him and Kassim always collected on his debts.
Being abducted by the sexiest man on two legs, even if he was a Barbarian, was clearly no joke for Janene. Especially when he had made it clear that he regarded her as little more than payment in kind! He had stolen her away to his desert home intent on getting his money's worth! But it seemed that Kassim had more in mind than making Janene his desert mistress…. She was to be his forever!
Except Seth hasn't reckoned on the desire between them burning him every bit as fiercely as it consumes Grace!
He's come back to prove Grace's guilt—but now it's Seth who needs to be redeemed. For Grace is more inexperienced than he expected…and she's expecting his baby!
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.
Andrea didn't like the way E. J. Preston did business—he needed to be taught a lesson. But Andrea had never intended that her friends kidnap the man! Forced into close contact with the international industrial tycoon, she soon realized that he played deadly games—and that she must set him free.
Even as a prisoner E.J. was more hunter than hunted—he resolved to get out and get even. And Andrea was the one who was going to pay. But seducing his former kidnapper was easy, forgetting her, another matter….
"Susanne McCarthy perpetuates a long-simmering love story that explodes in a blaze of glory…."
He wanted a son and heir….and he was prepared to pay for it.
A contract for seduction:
Cameron Hunter's offer was extraordinary, but his terms were simple: he would possess Nadine, body and soul…and the resulting baby would be his. Yet, for Nadine, this could never be a straightforward business arrangement. Cameron was the only man she'd ever loved—and he was now the father of her child. She just couldn't walk away!
Once again, Elizabeth Power "tugs on all our emotions."
"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…
But it wasn't until Logan Bannister's ring was on her finger that Caryn believed him and realized how far from a fairytale her marriage was. Did Logan even love her, or was she just a convenient way of ensuring he secured his inheritance? And had they really nothing in common apart from the sexual attraction that had first drawn them together?
"Readers will enjoy this fast-paced romance…."
Nick Leandros thought he was such a big shot, just because he happened to own the island—well, Lindy Hall had had enough! He thought he could play with her feelings as and when he chose. How would he like it if she turned the tables on him for a change? Only, Lindy thought hesitantly, the fact that he was convinced she was married to another man did complicate the matter somewhat. But she would find a way out of that, too….
Conan Ryder storms into gym instructor Sienna's life, interrupting her workout and raising her heart-rate through the roof! He demands his little niece comes with him to visit his sick mother, but Sienna won't release her child into the hands of her estranged in-laws alone. With trepidation she re-enters the lion's den… The luxurious home in the South of France is a gilded prison under Conan's accusing gaze. Blaming Sienna for his late brother's demise, he plans his revenge… But when his dark game of seduction is turned on its head—who's using who?
Fee was bowled over by Grant's charisma and rushed headlong into marriage. But the old saying "Marry in haste, repent at leisure" soon proved all too true. She should have known that the handsome American would have an ulterior motive for marrying her—a Scottish lass with nothing to offer but her family's business. Fee knew the best thing was to end it—but Grant seemed convinced otherwise. Was desire really the only thing between them?
He wants to keep me all to himself.
I inspire him in ways no one else does.
Now I'm living with him in his beautiful mansion, and I don't feel like a prisoner anymore. I'm free to do what I want, with some limitations. But he treats me so coldly, seeing me as an object rather than a person.
His family comes by for lunch and he tells me to stay in my room so they won't see me.
But I have a better idea. I'll make them believe I'm his girlfriend, that we live together and we're in love. Unless he treats me better, I'll tell his parents and sister what our arrangement really is.
And humiliate him.
How dared Rohan Courtenay accuse her so unjustly? He'd always disapproved of Charlotte's marriage to his younger brother, and now that Glen was dead, Rohan seemed determined to get his revenge. Yet Charlotte couldn't deny the spark of attraction between them, or the powerful emotions he aroused in her. Could she be falling in love with her sworn enemy?
Gemma had never forgiven Felipe Santos for walking out on her without so much as a backward glance. They'd been lovers—until he'd decided that he preferred his glamorous cousin Bianca….
When fate throws Gemma and Felipe together again, the hurt is still there. But so is the desire. Felipe hasn't forgotten the passion of their past affair, and he's still tormented by wanting Gemma. He wants her back—but Gemma refuses to let him play games with her mind. This time, Gemma is going to be the one calling the shots!
"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.
Perhaps Rick Josephs was right to describe Gabriella in such a way. She had been avoiding men ever since Piers' betrayal. Though Rick soon helped her realize that Mauritius was not the place to avoid romance! He forced Gabriella to acknowledge that she'd never been truly in love before. Or was she just fooling herself that Rick was any more trustworthy than Piers had been?
When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details. One, that his childhood home looks like a palace; two, that he grew up riding in more private planes than cars; and three, that he just happens to be the country’s most eligible bachelor.
On Nick’s arm, Rachel may as well have a target on her back the second she steps off the plane, and soon, her relaxed vacation turns into an obstacle course of old money, new money, nosy relatives, and scheming social climbers.
Long ago Fee had decided Simon Rhodes was trouble, but now, forced to move back to Hong Kong after four years in Australia, Fee finds avoiding Simon impossible when he becomes her new boss!
Fee is appalled to discover that his forceful magnetism affects her more than ever. But since Simon has made it clear that a casual relationship is all he will ever be able to offer, Fee knows she would only be risking her heart if she ever put her trust in him completely….
Claire had managed to avoid the wrath of Alain Charpentier for six long years. But now she had broken her exile from Tahiti to be bridesmaid at her sister's wedding. Only to find that the very man who had caused her to leave the island was to be the bridegroom's best man!
Claire was just going to have to hope that the barricades she'd built around her heart would hold this time….
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.
Sky had to convince Chase Montana that falling asleep during his cocktail party had been accidental! But Chase wasn't exactly the sympathetic type, and he had a predatory glint in his eyes that Sky found unnerving. So why did she find herself agreeing to accompany him to a remote island? Perhaps she found the hint of wildness and danger about him exciting….
Nathan Audley was a powerful man. What he wanted, he usually got…and he wanted Annie! He'd branded her a gold-digger, a widow in search of a rich husband; yet he was determined to control her life—to possess her beloved home, and her passionate heart.
Annie had no desire to be any man's mistress, and knew she mustn't allow Nathan's brooding sensuality and outrageous charm to captivate her. But such a relentless seduction was proving hard to resist!
This navy SEAL is on a top-secret mission of seduction…
David Holloway is used to hard assignments. Now he faces his most difficult yet: cozying up to the soft curves of Swan Jamison. He wants to know the island beauty…in every way. But romancing Swan as part of his SEAL team’s mission tests his honor, even as his feelings become increasingly real. Soon he must make a choice: duty…or desire?
A Westmoreland Legacy Novel
RT Top Pick of the Month!
“Having a relationship begin with a lie is a risky gamble, but Brenda Jackson not only makes this trope believable, she does so with expert writing and a network of evocative characters readers can rally behind.”
— RT Book Reviews on AN HONORABLE SEDUCTION
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"A fiendishly smart cat-and-mouse thriller" —New York Times Book Review
"Buckle up, because you won't be able to put this one down." —Glamour
"Jaw dropping. Unforgettable. Shocking." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"The best domestic suspense novel since Gone Girl." —In Touch Weekly
When you read this book, you will make many assumptions.
You will assume you are reading about a jealous ex-wife.
You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement – a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love.
You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle.
Twisted and deliciously chilling, Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen's The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage - and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.
Read between the lies.
A 2018 Indie Next Pick | One of Glamour Magazine's Best Books of 2018 | One of Hello Giggles' 19 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2018
Praise for The Wife Between Us:
"Fiendishly clever...in the vein of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. This one will keep you guessing." —Anita Shreve, New York Times bestselling author of The Stars are Fire
“A clever thriller with masterful twists.” – Karin Slaughter, New York Times bestselling author of The Kept Woman
"The Wife Between Us delivers a whip smart, twisty plot in a taut, pacy narrative. It's terrific and troubling. This is one scary love triangle where you won't know who to trust. I loved it." –Gilly Macmillan, New York Times bestselling author of What She Knew
"A twisty, mind-bending novel about marriage and betrayal. A gripping plot and fascinating characters; this book will keep you turning the pages and guessing until the very end. A must-read!" –Lauren Weisberger, New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada
“This amazing story gallops along at breakneck speed, with an ending that smacks you between the eyes and takes your breath away. These authors are destined to become trail blazers in the field of psychological suspense books that explode in your hands!” —Nancy Simpson-Brice, Book Vault
“Like a house of mirrors, The Wife Between Us kept me guessing around every corner, delving into the complexities of marriage, friendship, and obsession.” —Javier Ramirez, The Book Table