THE LADY AND THE LONER
He was an outlaw. A rebel. A man she'd sworn to avoid. A drifter more comfortable roaming the range—alone—than taking a wife and building a family. But from the moment he became her protector, Jennifer Horn felt a connection and an irrepressible urge to make him her own.
Corey Rainwater was running. From himself. From his past. Especially from the look in Jennifer's eyes. He could never be the husband she needed, or the father her precocious daughter so desperately desired. Because dreams weren't made for men like him.
At least, that was what he'd always believed….
No self-respecting cowboy wants to be a rich girl's dirty little secret. That's why Nick Benson left Grady Gulch, looking for greener pastures even as his heart was breaking. Little did he know that the beauty he left behind was carrying his child, a son. Or that his wealthy lover would be abandoned by her family because of their forbidden affair.
Now Nick has returned, and he wants to be a father to little Garrett. But Courtney Chambers has been taking care of herself long enough to distrust their renewed passion. Her little boy is her life now. Only when he disappears, does she realize how dangerous love can be….
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?
JUSTICE AND HONOR…
These words made up Zach Montgomery's world. As an undercover DEA agent, he spent his life fighting wrong with right. But in one fateful moment he made a decision that would haunt him forever.
FAITH AND HOPE…
Teacher Delaney Sheridan lived by these words. But Zach, the mysterious stranger who rescued her from certain death and stood by her side throughout her painful recovery, seemed sadly in need of both.
LOVE AND MARRIAGE…
Zach knew Delaney could feel the love that had grown between them. But before he could offer her his future, he had to find the courage to tell her he wasn't the hero she thought he was—and she had to convince him he was!
The Price of Deadly Secrets…
Someone is killing waitresses at the Cowboy Café. Three women are dead, and Sheriff Cameron Evans means to find out why. But as he works to solve the case, the hunky sheriï¬€ must push beyond his feelings for the café's owner. There's a murderer on the loose. Passion has no place here.
For Mary Mathis, the crime is personal. Not only are the victims her employees, they may be a sign of something deeper. Eight years ago she came to Grady Gulch fleeing a violent past that has scarred her for life. Now she has to discover if that history is dooming the women who work for her. She already knows it has made new love impossible—no matter what she may secretly desire.
FIRST COMES MARRIAGE….
David Adams desperately needed a wife to keep custody of his children, so he proposed a temporary marriage to lovely Carrie Monroe. But once David held Carrie in his arms, would their arrangement turn into more than just a marriage of convenience?
THEN COMES LOVE…?
When Carrie accepted David's proposal, it was out of necessity—not love. She needed money to save her business from debt. And she desperately yearned to be a mother to David's children. But now that she had the family she wished for, could Carrie ever let them go?
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?
Appearances can be deceiving….
THE MAJOR PLAYER: Embittered Interpol agent Tom Hawkins. He'd sworn off women and family—until he met a suspect he couldn't forget, maddeningly attractive Jane Carlysle….
THE PAWN: Divorced small-town mom Jane Carlysle—known to complain that nothing exciting ever happened to her. But that was about to change—all because of an irresistible, enigmatic stranger whom she found captivating in more ways than one….
THE GAME: Who Can You Trust?
THE STAKES: Higher than either one of them could have imagined. They were playing for keeps—as far as each other was concerned!
FBI profiler Sam Connelly had come to Daniella Butler's remote Louisiana bed-and-breakfast to escape the consuming horrors of his job—and the dark demons he fears lurk in his own soul. But finding a dead body on her property changes everything. There's no room in his life—in his heart—for a family. Or so he thinks, until a killer's threat places his irresistible innkeeper and her young daughter under his protection. Now, as the obsessed psychopath inches closer to possessing Daniella, Sam must call upon his elite skills to track his target and keep the beautiful blonde and her child safe. Defending them becomes his greatest challenge. Losing them is not even an option.
WHEN DREAMS COME TRUE…
Shaine Richards's sleep was filled with dreams and nightmares. Dreams of a brooding, sexy, handsome man who made her long to touch him. And nightmares of her toddler nephew, who'd been lost in a river, crying out for her.
Baffled by those images, she searched for answers—and found her way to Austin Allen's isolated home. The renowned psychic had turned away her letters and calls, but he would find her hard to refuse in person. Yet one glance at him shook her world.
Because her dreams had come true.
And now Austin had to help her find Toby….
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.
The last person on earth Abigail McGee expected to marry was hardened DEA agent Elijah Kendrick. And being stuck on a deadly mission in the Amazon rain forest, searching for a downed government plane, had to be the most unlikely "honeymoon" scenario of all.
Elijah knew that the only way past the danger that surrounded them was a wedding. And they'd both agreed there would be no real honeymoon! But Abigail's innocent allure was making their sham marriage far too tempting, far too real. Suddenly the danger was not only to Abigail's life…it was also to Elijah's own embittered heart!
The town of Black Rock is under a dark cloud. Four single women have disappeared, and there are no leads as to their whereabouts. Until one evening after work, pretty real-estate broker Layla West fends off an attacker, and becomes the newest obsession of a deranged serial killer….
Desperate for protection, Layla seeks refuge at the remote cabin of Jacob Grayson, the brother of the local sheriff. A former FBI agent, Jacob still bears the guilt of a similar case gone fatally wrong. Now Jacob's growing desire for Layla could tempt him into letting his guard down…with potentially deadly results.
FA LA LA LA…LABOR!
Okay, maybe driving solo cross-country in her eighth month wasn't the most brilliant idea Mirabella Waskowitz had ever had. And maybe she should have turned back when she heard the blizzard warnings. But the feisty mom-to-be certainly didn't need advice from that strapping Southern trucker who kept crossing her path….
UNTIL HER WATER BROKE.
Here it was Christmas Eve, and single dad Jimmy Joe Starr wanted only to be home with his young son. Instead, he was snowbound with a beautiful "virgin" who was about to give birth. Jimmy Joe had long ago stopped believing in miracles. But Mirabella and her baby were about to change that….
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...?
FBI agent Seth Hawkins was on a mission to catch a serial killer. Yet his only lead—a mysterious azure-eyed beauty found buried alive in the local sand dunes—had no memory of how she'd been abducted. Or anything else about her identity.
The only thing Tamara Jennings knew for sure was the undeniable attraction she felt for the strong, handsome man who saved her life. It wasn't long before their passion flared out of control. But as memories of her forgotten past returned, would they lead her to the killer—and to a life she could share with Seth?
SHE WASN'T IN KANSAS ANYMORE….
And the stranger standing beside Carrie Robinson was looking for more than just Oz. With eyes the color of amber and a body honed to smooth granite, he oozed sex appeal, power…and danger. And she needed him!
On the run in the jungle of Mexico, it wasn't lions and tigers and bears that kept her awake at night, but the passion in Rafe's eyes, the heat of his touch. Carrie knew nothing about the outlaw who was her savior…except that he was the last man on earth she should want!
IT MUST HAVE BEEN THE MISTLETOE…
Why else would Julia Rourke be dreaming of sharing a home—and a life—with a handsome cowboy and his beautiful baby girl?
Why else would confirmed bachelor Tony Pelligrino be adding a nursery on to his ranch—and hoping to fill his bed with a sexy new wife?
Julia longed to be the woman to complete Tony's family, but there were things this single father didn't know about her—secrets too painful to share. So she settled for playing nanny, though she knew by the time Christmas came, she would be wishing for so much more….
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.
There were whispers about Sawyer Bennett, locked up behind his estate's stone walls. Untouchable. The only chink in his armor--his mute daughter. But not even his wealth and influence could silence the rumors since the suspicious death of his socialite wife.
So why did new nanny Amanda Rockport think she could penetrate the fortress around Sawyer? Because she could help the little girl, who hadn't spoken since witnessing her mother's murder. Somewhere a murderer was scot-free--watching and waiting. The little girl needed her father back, and the nanny--what did she need? Her boss to take charge, even if rousing his anger got the town talking again!
Christine Greenlow wasn't sure she knew anymore. In just a few days, she'd been abducted from her spoiled-little-rich-girl existence and then rescued—maybe—by a man who might be every bit as dangerous as her kidnappers….
All she really knew about Ryan Mulvaney was that he wasn't the innocent bystander he claimed to be. There was nothing innocent about this man. But he certainly had a way of making high-speed car chases, and even the occasional burst of gunfire, downright exciting….
And maybe, when all this was over—if they were still alive—she's show him a whole different kind of excitement….
INHERITED: ONE RANCH…AND ONE SEXY COWBOY
Pampered city girl Catherine "Casey" Marshall never dreamed she'd be setting foot in a honky-tonk bar outside Comfort, Montana. But suddenly, all that stood between her and poverty was Jess Dalton's ranch. The lean, rugged rancher was somewhere in this sea of humanity, and she meant to find him.
Unfortunately, Jess Dalton found her first. And once he learned that Casey Marshall intended to relieve him of his birthright, the gentlemanly cowboy lost a lot of his manners. Nothing would stand in the way of his hanging on to the Brokenstraw Ranch—not even an irresistible princess like Casey. And so the rawhide rancher set out to teach his lady landlord a lesson….
Special Agent Riley Kincaid was fearless when it came to hunting ruthless criminals. But he was clueless when it came to marriage. Even a pretend one. Now, faced with a gorgeous single mother who needed protection from the killer next door, Riley was forced to play the doting husband and loving father…then walk away when the danger had passed. Too bad nobody warned him that Lana Tyler and her little girl could stir up feelings Riley had firmly avoided all his life. Claiming the key to everyone's survival meant having razor-sharp focus on the mission, Riley did everything he could not to be alone with his temporary wife. Which was turning out to be his toughest assignment yet….
"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…
ALL THE GOOD ONES WERE TAKEN…
Since high school, Caroline Masters' heart had belonged to just one man: Sloan Walters. But Sloan had already pledged his love to another, so Caroline left town, vowing never to reveal her secret feelings.
Now, twelve years had passed. Sloan was raising his two rambunctious boys alone when fate brought him and Caroline together again. Time had changed a lot of things—including the way Sloan looked at her. Caroline could barely believe it. Could she turn the man of her dreams into the husband of a lifetime?
Happily ever after…with kids!
When Sheriff Matt Buchanan discovers FBI profiler Jenna Taylor snooping around his crime scene, he isn't pleased. The last thing he needs is the FBI meddling. But Jenna is determined to find her best friend's murderer, and she won't be bullied out of town. Then the madman strikes again. His calling card? A red rose.
Realizing they're dealing with a serial killer, Matt accepts Jenna's help. But when Jenna becomes the madman's target, the danger—and their unrelenting attraction—is imminent. Will Jenna find safety in Matt's arms—or will the next rose she receives be her last?
Mac Donnelly was not the marrying kind…even though at the moment he was wearing a groom's tailored tux and awaiting the grand entrance of his betrothed. What had led him to this moment was revenge, pure…and not-so-simple. He'd planned on teaching seductive Sabrina Giacanna a lesson about betrayal, but instead he'd been blind-sided by his own insatiable desire to possess her.
Theirs was supposed to be a loveless marriage, but as Mac gazed into his blushing bride's eyes, he knew she would accept nothing less than his whole heart…and his trust. The problem was, Mac wasn't sure he could be the husband this delicate beauty deserved.
This daughter of his sworn enemy….
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.
Maggie Callahan was everything Rance Montoya wanted—and more. With this charming single mother, he could have the wife he wished for, the children he'd longed for, the home he craved. But Rance knew he could claim nothing until he discovered who he truly was.
His entire life, he'd been consumed by his quest to know the truth behind the scandal that had torn his family apart. He'd needed the answers more than he'd ever needed anything or anyone…until Maggie. She'd broken down his barriers, touched his wounded soul…but would she remain by his side forever once the shocking truth was revealed?
When Debra Prentice discovers she's pregnant, she knows two things are true: that she can't wait to become a mother…and that she can never reveal the father's identity to anyone. Because not only is Trey Winston her boss's son, he's also got his eye on the North Carolina senator's seat—and he doesn't need a scandal.
But when Debra must work with Trey in organizing his fund-raising dinner, the sparks from their one night of passion still sizzle. Trey knows he should stay away from Debra, but it soon becomes impossible. And as Debra's life is threatened, Trey promises to keep her—and, unknowingly, the baby she carries—safe.
"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…
Celebrating fifteen years of romance
Silhouette INTIMATE MOMENTS
HE WANTED TO GIVE HER A CHILD
Powerfully built and ruggedly handsome, Mitch Hayden walked into Emily Jordan's life and took her senses by storm. The ache in his searing blue gaze matched the loneliness in her soul, and soon the pretty widow had fallen hopelessly in love with a man she barely knew. A man too dangerous to love…
For Mitch hadn't come to Emily's home by chance. He'd come to ask forgiveness for the role he'd played in her tragic past—for the dreams of family he'd destroyed. Now he longed to give her the child she wanted, the happiness she deserved. But if Emily discovered who he really was, Mitch would be the last man she could ever love.
"You need to trust me."
Dora Martin had escaped her past, been given a second chance. She wasn't going to waste it. A good education, a job she loved—all she had to do was stay on the straight and narrow. That meant no more disastrous relationships. No more men, period. Not even the oh-so-appealing Mark Flynn.
FBI Agent Mark Flynn is in Vengeance, Texas, to help solve three brutal murders. Dora Martin was a source of information, that's all. Instead, he couldn't stop thinking about her. But the gentle, gray-eyed beauty is hiding a secret that might solve the murders—or get her killed. He won't let that happen. For his case—and his heart—he will protect her….
When she made that late-night call, Molly Duncan thought she was phoning her handsome neighbor with a simple noise complaint. Then the sound of gunfire plunged her into a world filled with danger, intrigue and, thanks to her neighbor turned twenty-four-hour-a-day bodyguard…romance!
For Sam Henderson, being awakened by the police to make sure he hadn't been shot was not his idea of a relaxing evening. And when he realized that the gorgeous woman next door was in real danger, he had no choice but to devote his days—and his nights—to her. It looked as if sleep would be elusive—but maybe, with Molly in his arms, he could find another use for the hours between dusk and dawn….
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.
Ranch foreman Gray Stark and heiress Catherine Colton may live together on Dead River Ranch, but they're from different worlds. She made that clear when she broke his heart years ago. With their passionate, complicated past, marriage is not an option. Until he finds out that she—and her unborn baby—are targets.
Making Catherine his wife is the best way to ensure her safety. But as desire resurfaces, it wars with the danger that hovers close. Is Gray ready to face his biggest threat yet to keep Catherine safe…and by his side…forever?
Years ago, Charlene "Charly" Phelps had been talked into leaving her hometown and her baby behind—to giver her son the life she never could. Then, on a visit home, she saw a picture of a boy who seemed impossibly familiar—and knew she had to get out of town. Again. How she ended up in jail was another matter—the question was, how could she get out? She had only one phone call….
…which Troy Starr happened to answer. He knew that Charly had a reputation for trouble, but troubleshooting was Troy's business. And though she acted as if he was the last man on earth she wanted to be near, Troy figured it was only a matter of time before this soft-at-the-core lady fell for him—and time was something Troy had plenty of….
Wherever Callie Chance went, disaster seemed to strike, from exploding faucets to broken engagements. Now she'd stumbled across a bizarre catnapping case, and found herself in the protective custody of a sexy-but-skeptical detective. Yes, Callie was positively jinxed, and no one—especially Marcus Scanlon—was going to convince her otherwise!
Marcus might not believe in curses, but he had to admit that Callie's mere presence did wreak havoc on people's lives—particularly his own. After all, he'd sworn off women, yet here he was, hopelessly charmed by his hapless witness. Could he possibly solve this case with his heart—and his precious bachelorhood—intact?
Roxy Marcoli cares about three things—her restaurant, her sisters and her aunt Liz. When Liz disappears, she's forced to turn to shameless playboy cop Steve Kincaid. Every time the sexy detective turns on the charm, he gets Roxy's hackles up.
Despite his reputation, Steve is no ladies' man. His casual flirting hides the pain of an unbearable loss. As they search for clues, he discovers what lies beneath Roxy's prickly exterior and sharp tongue. As his desire grows, so does his fear. Because it's not just Aunt Liz the killer wants—but Roxy, too.
"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.
Preschool teacher Mary Shaw craved nothing more adventurous than car pools and cookie baking. Then FBI agent Ford Devereaux swept her off her feet—literally—and into his murky, perilous world. Did she dare believe her muscular, magnificent captor when he promised to protect her?
Ford had Mary's best interests in mind—so he'd abducted her and almost gotten her shot. No wonder she seemed less than thrilled about being alone with him! But a murderer was stalking her, and Ford had a job to do. First, he'd save Mary's life—then he'd convince her to spend the rest of it with him!
Marlene Marcoli made the mistake of falling in love and almost lost her life. Hoping to put her abusive marriage behind her, Marlene moves to Wolf Creek, Pennsylvania. But danger follows her once again when her apartment is vandalized. To make matters worse, the sexy detective working the case is distracting her beyond reason.
Detective Frank Delaney hasn't been interested in dating since his wife died—until Marlene comes to town. Irresistibly drawn to the blonde, he's got to find a way to make her trust him. And when Marlene's life is threatened, Frank must race to protect her—if they both hope to have a second chance at love.
Someone had betrayed him. Someone had wanted him dead. Now Jake Blagette was back to find out who, and his prime suspect was the woman he'd once loved more than anything in his life. Tina Peychaud had meant the world to him, until the day his life was changed forever. The day he had to become Mitch Ryan—a man with a face he had yet to get used to. Could he risk the chance that seeing Tina again would cause her to remember Jake and put his life—as well as his heart—in danger once more?
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.
One look at the rugged, denim-clad, 100% man in her doorway told Sara Campbell she wasn't dead yet—only dreaming. She'd met detective Joe Decker just yesterday, when he'd scooped her off the pavement after the South Side Ripper had tried to kill her, and held her hand until she woke up. Now he was back to protect her, because Sara, all alone in her mansion, was the only living witness to the maniac's face. But she couldn't remember that face! And that meant she was in danger, with only this one man to keep her safe. But even if he kept the maniac from harming her, what would happen to the heart that was already his?
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
Sarah Harper gasped when she saw the rugged lawman on the porch of her bed-and-breakfast. She didn't know his last name, but for three years his blue eyes had haunted her. She saw them every night in her dreams—and every morning, twinkling in her toddler's face….
Jake Russell sought only a roof over his head and a warm bed. He never expected it to be her roof…or her bed. But Sarah had a hold on him, and he couldn't turn his back on her. Not when he suspected she was in danger—and that her child was his child, too….
Maybe it's just her imagination, but Sheri Marcoli's convinced she's being watched. With the disappearance of her aunt still unsolved, Detective Jimmy Carmani's not taking any chances. But sticking close to the vulnerable beauty isn't just a job. For the first time in his life, Jimmy's discovering feelings he thought himself incapable of.
But the powerful attraction Sheri feels toward Jimmy is scaring her almost as much as her stalker. The swarthy, dark-eyed detective is nothing like the golden-haired prince she's waited for all her life. But as Sheri struggles to resist her overpowering desire, an evil madman is closing in…on both of them.
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He’s a mystery. An enigma.
His very identity is a secret buried beneath layers of deception.
He’s also an addiction I can’t shake. An attraction I can’t fight.
And then I found out exactly who he is—a man more dangerous than the devil himself.
Now I need him in order to save everything that matters to me.
I have to pull back. Protect myself from the danger that haunts his every step.
Which would be easy . . . if I could stop myself from falling in love with him.
Iron Princess is the second book in the Savage Trilogy and should be read after Savage Prince.
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When criminal mastermind Livia Colton escapes from prison, her son, Texas Ranger Knox Colton, is suspended from his job. Embittered, the loner lawman heads home to Shadow Creek, Texas, a town full of unsettling memories for him. But Knox is floored when he discovers that the woman he loved and lost has a son that looks just like him.
Allison Rafferty thought she was doing the right thing by not telling Knox about young Cody all those years ago. Now the man she still loves insists on getting to know his son. And as a threat looms over Shadow Creek, they'll both discover just how far a Colton will go to protect what's theirs.
The woman who called herself Gigi McCowan had been in the wrong place at the wrong time, and it had nearly cost her her life. Now all that stood between her and the cold-blooded killers on her trail was one solitary man, a burned-out federal agent who believed in nothing and no one….
She could never tell Shane Hightower the terrible secret that had forced her to live in the shadows. But she ached to share with him everything that was in her heart. And more and more, she dreamed of showing him that there could be life, and love, for the two of them—if they lived to see tomorrow….
Though her cries for help invaded his sleep, Blade Lombard was never convinced Anna existed until she stood before him: beguilingly beautiful, chillingly imperiled. Driven by a connection he didn't understand, consumed by a need only she could fill, Blade was determined to protect his woman—at any cost…
For Cassie Peterson, finding out her new ranch was the site of a cold case is horrifying. But now one of her cowboys has been murdered, just like the previous victims! Cassie will do whatever it takes to help Chief of Police Dillon Bowie find the killer, but will getting close to the handsome lawman put more than her home at risk?
Dillon's been working hard to crack the original case—and keep feisty Cassie out of his thoughts. But when disturbing new clues prove the murderer is obsessed with Cassie, Dillon will tempt fate to guard the beauty and solve a terrifying mystery.
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"Each book unfolds leaving readers feeling immensely satisfied." -Pretty Little Books Blog
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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.
His Assignment: Protect beautiful single mother Tate Monroe…and her child.
Possible Complications: Emerging personal interest…
The minute he saw fragile Tate—and her skittish little boy—Nick realized that he had his work cut out for him if he wanted to protect them. For to do so, the no-strings-attached detective had to spend day after wonderful day and night after sizzling night in the company of his beautiful charge. Which begged the question…who was going to protect him?
Dancer Melanie Brooks had escaped small-town Oklahoma, giving up the country for Broadway's bright lights. Yet after her mother's funeral called her back, her own health issues forced her to stay. Now her tenant, too-hot-for-his-own-good Adam Benson, is giving her a reason to dance again. But has a killer set his sights on her, too?
Adam knows a little something about fresh starts. As for his beautiful neighbor, he doesn't see a wheelchair—he sees a woman who understands. But as the heat grows between them, he can't avoid the feeling that more than her big-city past haunts her—and that danger has been lurking, waiting to strike….
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