Sam Hunter had equally hidden motives for accepting a blind date. But once he'd met Ros, he wanted to see her again-and again.... Could their blind date really lead to marriage?
Horrified at Guido's marriage plans, Clare soon decided to leave-and found herself all by captive in Guido's palatial villa. Then she realized it was she who'd been chosen as Bartaldi's bride!
Louise Trentham is instantly wary when Alex Fabian proposes: he's formidably dynamic, gorgeous--and way out of her league! But the chemistry between them is irresistible. Can Louise take the plunge and say, "I do," knowing that, for Alex, she'll always be only his token wife?
Then he meets innocent English beauty Laura Mason. She's sweet, tempting…and off-limits. Alessio must decide: should he ruthlessly pursue Laura until she gives in?
Jake Radley-Smith is pleasantly surprised to find a strange female in his company apartment—wearing a bath towel! He isn't interested in Marin's sob story. He's late for a house party and she'll be perfect as his ready-made date!
Marin's completely bewildered…. She thought pretending to be a loving couple would be easy, but the chemistry between her and Jake is explosive! She's also left with no doubt that what Jake wants, he gets.and it seems he wants her—badly. How can she, inexperienced and nervous, handle his lethal brand of dark desire?
As a teenager, Adrien was infatuated with Chay Haddon, and was devastated when her family banished him, claiming he'd betrayed their trust. Chay vanished vowing revenge…
Adrien is shocked when, years later, the tables are turned and she finds herself at Chay's mercy. Now rich and devastatingly handsome, he's the only one who can save her from scandal. But he has a price: he'll help her, but only if she becomes his mistress!
Nic Xandreou thought Katie was a gold digger out to trap his brother into marriage. Camilla knew her sister better and was determined to champion her cause even if it meant a visit to Xandreou's stronghold on the island of Karthos.
Camilla Dryden had always been the sensible one in her family, but she had walked into the lion's den, not realizing the risk she was running. Nic Xandreou wasn't accustomed to hearing the word no. Especially from a woman.
He was a dangerously sexy man used to women who were sweet, docile and silent! Camilla was anything but. She seemed to enjoy their war of words as much as he. And, as Nic was eager to prove, there was one place they'd be sure to agree—the bedroom!
"Ms. Craven does a magnificent job with this daring story…."—Romantic Times
Kate has no intention of returning to Greece—until Michalis blackmails her: if she'll attend the wedding, he'll set her free.
Only, Kate soon finds she doesn't want to be free of Michalis, or the intense sensuality between them. If they still burn for each other's touch, can their marriage really be a sham?
Octavia Denison has always known exactly what she wants—that is, until she's caught in a compromising position by brooding former rock star Jago Marsh. Tavi is mortified, and judging by the gleam in his golden eyes, he's seen everything—and liked it!
Used to getting what he wants, millionaire Jago is determined to uncover the identity of the mysterious, flame-haired temptress that trespassed on his property…and to satisfy the craving she's awakened in him. But seducing Tavi proves harder than expected, especially when she's set on putting as much distance between them as possible! It's time to up the ante….
Natasha Kirby had long been saddened by her family's feud with the Mandrakis men…now she's caught in its savage cross fire. The family business has fallen into the hands of merciless tycoon Alex Mandrakis. Summoned to his bedroom, Natasha is given an impossible ultimatum: sacrifice her virginity, or he will destroy her family!
Captive on Alex's luxury yacht, Natasha finds her trembling fear turns to traitorous shivers of desire. By rights she should despise him, but slowly she finds herself wishing that her bittersweet seduction could last forever….
Once upon a time and far away, Joanna Vernon found herself as the ultimate prize in a dangerously high-stakes card game. When the last hand had been revealed, the knowing curl of Vassos Gordanis's lip told her he had every intention of claiming his winnings….
Though no setting could be more beautiful than Vassos's private island, to Joanna the Aegean Sea was merely a turquoise-hued prison wall. In the Gordanis house, a woman was expected to know her place, and this gorgeous Greek knew this was exactly how he planned to settle the score….
Tallie has moved to London to pursue her dream, so when she's offered a gorgeous apartment to house-sit, she can't believe her luck.
Millionaire Mark Benedict returns home and is shocked—although not altogether displeased—to find Tallie in his shower! He will take Tallie to his bed and turn her from inexperienced innocent…to his willing mistress!
Paige decided to act as if their wedding was just a business proposition. But it was hard sharing Nick's bed. She decided he couldn't have everything his own way—if he truly wanted her, he would have to prove it!
Must be able to handle children and one particular Italian male…
Giulio Falcone needed a willing woman, and Lucy was in his debt…and his house! Only, his interest in her was as much practical as sexual—he needed a nanny to look after his sister's children. Lucy found herself in the wrong place at the wrong time.
She could just about cope with Marco and little Emilia—it was their uncle she was finding a real handful! Tall, dark and deadly sexy—Giulio was the ultimate in temptations and one Lucy was finding hard to resist!
Before her heart became the latest one discarded in wild abandon by the even wilder Darius Maynard, housekeeper Chloe Benson fled her beloved village. Returning home years later, she finds the notorious rogue's flashing green eyes and mocking comments still infuriate…and excite her!
Suddenly upgraded from spare to heir, Darius is enduring an onslaught of personal torment. However, he's been the black sheep of the Maynard family for as long as the gossipmongers can remember. And there are some old habits—indulging in beautiful women, for example—that Darius has no intention of breaking….
So Laine fled—a married woman, but still an innocent!
Two years later, broke and vulnerable, Laine has to face Daniel again. And this time Daniel will take the wedding night that should have been his….
Heiress Cory was used to men wanting her for her money. But Rome seemed genuinely interested in her—was this the real thing? Rome was amazed to realize he found Cory's innocence so sexy. Maybe instead of jilting her, he should marry her!
A bride for the taking
Harriet Flint must marry before she's twenty-five if she is to claim her inheritance. She turns to sexy Roan Zandros, who agrees to a marriage in name only.
Their marriage vows exchanged, Roan reveals he is a billionaire whose every demand is granted.
Harriet realizes that Roan has every intention of claiming his inexperienced bride!
Kidnapped and held for ransom
Things like this just don't happen to Maddie Lang! She grew up in a sleepy little English village, so never expected a research trip to Italy would end in her being held captive by the infamous Count Valieri.
His price? Her innocence!
Holding her under lock and key in his luxurious casa, the count is ready to strike a deal—one with an unconventional method of payment! As much as Maddie wills her traitorous body not to respond, his practiced touch sparks the first flickers of what could become dangerously addictive flames….
Adam Barnard could have stepped straight out of Tara's fantasies. A devastatingly sexy hunk, the mysterious stranger was the first man in years to set Tara's heart racing.
But since the last man she let close had cruelly betrayed her, Tara had sworn off men. She wasn't ready to take a chance on another—especially a man who didn't seem to be offering her anything more than a red-hot affair. She was determined not to be another notch on Adam's bedpost…only, she couldn't stop herself wanting him!
Orphan Marisa was raised by the wealthy Santangeli family. Their only demand was that she marry their son….
Italian billionaire and renowned playboy Lorenzo Santangeli is expecting to receive his money's worth from his innocent wife on their wedding night. But Marisa flees—how can she share a bed with the man who married her solely to produce an heir?
Lorenzo vows to bring his virgin bride home—you do not say no to a Santangeli! Once she's back she'll be his completely, and he is determined to enjoy every minute of it….
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TALOS CLAIMS HIS VIRGIN (The Kalliakis Crown) by Michelle Smart Prince Talos Kalliakis crossed Europe to find exquisite violinist Amalie Cartwright. But rumor has it that Amalie won't perform, and now Talos has her hidden away in his villa, where sources suggest he's claimed the most private of performances!
THE INNOCENT'S SINFUL CRAVING (Seven Sexy Sins) by Sara Craven When innocent Dana Grantham has the opportunity to return to the life she craves, she encounters Zac Belisandro! He's tainted her life before, and now he has an outrageous proposition—he'll give Dana her heart's desire if she marries him!
BACK IN THE BRAZILIAN'S BED (Hot Brazilian Nights!) by Susan Stephens Dante Barracca knows Karina Marcelos is the best person to organize the Gaucho Cup. But the woman he hires is a shadow of the girl he once knew. Dante will stop at nothing until he lifts the lid on Karina's secret!
CAUGHT IN HIS GILDED WORLD by Lucy Ellis Burlesque dancer Gigi Valente will stop at nothing to defend her home. Khaled Kitaev thinks she's just another gold digger. But when her attempts to get his attention are caught on camera, the powerful Russian must usher Gigi into his world!
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Count Rafael has bided his time. He's kept his passions under iron control for two years—his bride was young and he did not want to claim her until she was woman enough to handle him. But now she has come of age, she will be his!
Millionaire Italian Ettore Severini was ready to marry--until he learned that Sophie Lang's innocent sensuality disguised a petty thief!
No reason to trust her...
When Ettore saw Sophie again, she was living in desperate poverty--with a baby. She denied the child was Ettore's--but then she denied the theft, too....
And the best reason to marry her!
Ettore had never forgotten her. Now marriage would bring him his son...revenge...and Sophie, at his mercy!
Lydie had grown up too close to Marius Benedict to remain immune to her stepcousin's fatal charm. But Marius had merely seduced and abandoned her, leaving town under a cloud of scandal. Five long years and, no doubt, a dozen meaningless affairs later, Marius had walked back into her life, looking for all the world as if he owned it! The trouble was, he did.
As far as Marius was concerned, it was Lydie who was the deceiver. He had been away a long time—just long enough to have planned his revenge on Lydie Benedict down to the first quiver of her lips….
Forbidden!—when passion knows no reason…
Millionaire seeks nanny for his seven-year-old daughter.
Young Tara had taken one look at Phoebe Grant and decided she'd be a wonderful nanny. And whatever his daughter wanted, Dominic Ashton bought her. The demure Miss Grant was perfect in her new role—too bad she'd only agreed to stay until New Year's….
But Phoebe had her reasons—if Dominic Ashton had forgotten their first meeting years before, she certainly hadn't. What would happen when Dominic discovered he was employing a woman he'd once thrown out of his home and his bed!
The grandeur of Penvarnon House in Cornwall is where Rhianna Carlow spent her lonely childhood as the housekeeper's unwanted niece. Now she's a guest returning for a wedding at Penvarnon—and billionaire Diaz Penvarnon is back, too, seemingly as arrogant and ruthless as ever!
Diaz has one aim—to keep gold digger Rhianna away from the house. He's also the descendant of a Spanish pirate! So he kidnaps Rhianna and she finds herself captive on his luxurious yacht…where her inexperience is no match for his merciless desire!
As the final words of Virginia Mason's stepfather's will are read, the silence in the room is deafening. Suddenly, innocent Ginny's life has shattered. With no inheritance, her future—and her family's—is entirely in the hands of enigmatic Frenchman Andre Duchard.
Andre is outrageously attractive and everything that Ginny despises in a man—arrogant and cynical. But one devastatingly sensual kiss later, virgin Ginny is already in over her head! How can she convince Andre she's not part of his inheritance when she so desperately yearns for his complete possession?
Abandoned as a child, the stately mansion Dana Grantham called home symbolized the security she so desperately wanted. She dreamed of a future within its four walls until a shameful scandal—and billionaire Zac Belisandro—drove her away.
…at a price!
Now Dana has the opportunity to return to the life she craves, but she comes face-to-face with Zac. He's tainted her life once before, and now he has an outrageous proposition—he'll give Dana her heart's desire if she gives him her hand in marriage…and her innocence on their wedding night!
Macy had fallen for Ross Bannister's charms before, only to be totally disillusioned when he had abandoned her for better things.
Now they had met again and she had no intention of making the same mistakes. But when Ross abducted her and took her to his island, Macy's resolve began to crumble. After all, she was still married to the man….
But then Gabriel returned home to claim his inheritance-and his wife! By the terms of his late father's will, he and Joanna must live together as man and wife for a year. Joanna was determined to resist, but Gabriel wanted her back-whatever it took!
The note was signed "A Friend," but no friend would ever do that to another woman. Could it be true? Was Kate Lassiter's marriage falling apart? She still loved her husband, Ryan, still thrilled at his touch, but how long was it since they'd last made love?
On the surface they had it all: successful careers, a lovely home and the perfect marriage. But if Ryan had committed the ultimate betrayal, then revenge was no answer. Kate wanted her husband back and she was prepared to fight to keep him. Because while her marriage was under suspicion there was no way she could tell Ryan she was expecting his baby!
To Tarn Desmond family is everything. So when powerful tycoon Caspar Brandon all but destroys her sweet sister, Tarn is determined to make this notorious playboy pay.
Caz is intrigued by the pure beauty of the new girl in his office—no one has ever said no to him before, and if anything that's just doubled his ruthless desire for her!
As Tarn sinks deeper into her deception, her resolve falters under Caz's sensual onslaught. She hadn't banked on revenge costing her the ultimate price: her heart…and her body!
Draco had other ideas. He knew Cressy's family was in crisis, and he knew he was the only one who could help—for a price. He wanted Cressy as his wife, and he was determined to have her....
Two years ago, Allie fled an unhappy marriage for France, where she met irresistible Remy de Brizat. But they were driven apart when he discovered her secret. Allie was distraught, and her only comfort was her discovery that she was pregnant with his baby.
Now Allie has returned to France, realizing she has to tell Remy about his child. Remy offers her what she always wanted: marriage. But though he might worship her with his body, she knows this wedding is only for the baby's sake….
The private face of a public marriage
The manipulative machinations of the great Manzini family have locked Elena Blake into marriage. The reluctant groom is Italy's most infamous womanizer, Count Angelo Manzini.
In society's spotlight, Angelo bestows dutiful kisses on his shy new countess. But behind closed doors, his apparently biddable bride refuses to stand in the shadows. Challenged by Elena's defiance, Angelo finds himself captivated by the thought of possessing her!