Heidi Joblowski has her life perfectly on track. Education: check. Career: check. Marriage: soon-to-be checked. Has she missed anything? Yes, actually: Kyle Trapper. Tall, blue-eyed, blond hottie. Check, check, check! The problem? She's just about to marry Kyle's best friend, Jesse. But that doesn't stop her and Kyle from indulging in some incredibly perfect sex….
Hmm. With her careful life plan off track, Heidi needs a new blueprint, and fast. And it just doesn't have room for Kyle Trapper in it.
Unless, of course, he has anything to say about it. Which he does—every time he lures her back to his bed!
Successful rancher Trace Armstrong has made his mark as a man. So what's throwing the lanky Texan? A rough, tough, sexy-as-sin cowgirl—his head wrangler!
Jo Atchison is a cocksure ex-Marine, and she's aiming to corral her boss…right into her bed. Trace knows he should put business before pleasure…but when Jo slides into her chaps, all he wants to do is take her on a long, sweaty ride!
They both know that this is more than just a hot roll in the hay. It's a battle of wills. And one of them is going to end up branded—heart, soul and very willing flesh….
From the moment Lucky Clayborn struts into his office, psychologist Colin McKenna wants the fiery redhead badly. But how can he possibly have a proper patient/doctor relationship—something his career depends upon—when all he wants to do is to get lucky…with Lucky? Lucky figures the sexy doc needs his head examined if he thinks she'll be telling him her deepest thoughts. Because all she's thinking about is getting naked with him! She hadn't counted on his sexy bedside manner breaking through her mind's defenses—or her heart's.
Will Sexton can't wait to run into his knockout neighbor every day as she leaves for work in her sexy dance costume. But what he'd really like is a chance to see what's underneath the soft material. Renae's been craving a wild session in the sack with Will, too, and when they get together—again…and again—she thinks she's getting exactly what she needs. Insane, illicit, incredible sex, no strings attached. But she soon realizes she doesn't want to be just the woman Will has forbidden sex with. She wants to be the woman he'll never, ever forget.
Straitlaced lawyer Lizzie Gilbred has had it with being a good girl. This Christmas, she's going to be naughty—very, very naughty. And lucky for her, she knows just the guy to help her….
Patrick Gauge, a footloose musician with a body to die for, is exactly the type of man Lizzie's got on her holiday wish list. What better way to take the plunge into the official world of "bad girl-dom" than jumping right into his bed! Gauge makes her body sing…and it's a wickedly seductive tune.
Lizzie can't believe what a wildcat she becomes in his arms. But it's clearly just a physical thing between her and the restless guitarist….
That is, unless she can find a new song for them to play—one with more permanent lyrics!
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But even Seline's wildest erotic fantasies couldn't prepare her for what happened next….
Fan favorites Tori Carrington and Tawny Weber invite you to indulge in two tales of love, adventure…and really hot sex!
The Body That Launched a Thousand Ships by Tori Carrington
Elena Anastasios is finally going to get her fairy-tale wedding. Little does she know that ultra-hot Ari Metaxas is about to steal her away from her groom-to-be. Or that he intends to give her multiple mind-blowing reasons to believe that he's the better man!
You Have to Kiss a Lot of Frogs… by Tawny Weber
Reporter Sebastian Lane knows he's tangled with the wrong woman when she puts a curse on him to lose his sexual mojo! It's going to take a real woman to save him. Luckily, Jordan Olliver has a weakness for Sebastian, warts and all….
Subject: Marine Reservist Jackson Savage
Current Status: Security expert, ready for his first assignment.
Mission: Playing Santa at a local bar.
Obstacle: A woman who tempts him to be very, very naughty.
Jackson Savage is all ready to start an exciting new career at a local security agency. But for tonight, his job is to play Santa…until his good friend and co-marine Maxine "Max" McGuire sits on his lap, ready to tell him exactly what—or rather, who—she wants for Christmas!
Before long, Jackson has Max in his bed, exploring all manner of things naughty and nice. But soon, they'll have to join forces on a critical, incredibly dangerous mission. Will they be able to objectively watch each other's backs…or will memories of their naughty bedroom antics put both of their lives at risk?
Carter Southard is cooling his heels in jail when classy attorney Laney Cartwright strides in on her mile-long legs to spring him. Uh-oh. This naughty bad boy's got even bigger trouble….
Because their attorney-client privilege is about to take a sizzling detour!
The sex is hot and wild—totally unbridled! But scorching the sheets is all this guy from the wrong side of the tracks has in common with an uptown girl…right?
Subject: Troy Metaxas. Intense—and intensely sexy—businessman. He never mixes business and pleasure… until he meets his sirenlike new lawyer!
Object: Kendall Banks. Hotshot attorney. Willing to do anything to save her family from ruin…no matter how devastating the cost!
Situation: They're fighting to rescue an economically beleaguered town…right before Christmas. They're also having mind-blowing sex that's so steamy they can hardly be in the same room without ripping off each other's clothes!
Unexpected maneuver: Troy discovers Kendall betrayed him…in business and in pleasure. Only one victor will emerge in this new personal battle…unless the spirit of the holidays inspires them to find a way they can both win—over and over again….
An indecent proposal. A friendship betrayed.
One-night-only anonymous sex with a stranger? Seems too wanton even for Nina Leonard. Until it's insinuated that the mystery man might be one of her business partners—two guys she adores who also happen to be complete hotties.
Out comes the blindfold, and Nina has the steamiest night of her life. Now she's got to have more—only, no one's fessing up.
One of her two best friends rocked her world that night. But which one was it?
If she guesses wrong, she could lose them both….
Corporal Eric Armstrong is finally going to meet his sexy new pen pal in the flesh. Only, Eric already knows her…very, very well!
Corporal Eddie Cash has a reputation for living on the edge. Still, even he's worried about his next adventure—fatherhood.
Lieutenant Matt Guerrero has always been proud to serve his country. Only, this time it might cost him his marriage….
Captain Brian Justice loves being a Marine, almost as much as he's starting to love Angela Mitchell. Too bad he's about to lose them both….
He wants her caught. She just wants him.
Ex-army ranger Jonathon Reece needs to prove himself with his new job at Lazarus Security. And his first big assignment is to hunt down a fugitive wanted for murder. But his cut-and-dried case suddenly gets a lot juicier—and way more complicated—when the fugitive in question is a scorchin'-hot gal who won't take "you're under arrest" for an answer!
Normally, Mara Findlay would be delighted to have a nice piece of man like Jon hot on her tail—on the road and in bed! But having been framed for murder and eluding authorities (even sexy ones!) is taking its toll. Worse still, it looks like the only way out of this mess is by teaming up with the one man determined to haul her in. Unless she can exploit his one weakness…her!
Subject: U.S. Marine Mace Harrison
Current Status: On his last leave of absence
Mission: A Secret Undercover Operation…as a Bogus Boyfriend!
Obstacle: This business arrangement is turning a little too pleasurable…
Mace Harrison is a decorated Marine. In his country's eyes, he's a hero. But in six months his last tour ends, and Mace's next step is unclear. Then he meets graphics designer and diner waitress Geneva Davis, and an immediate friendship turns into…well, a business deal. The terms? They feign a relationship to keep her ex-boyfriend off her back, and matchmaking pals off his.
It's uncomplicated. It's convenient. And as far as Geneva is concerned, uniformed dudes are entirely resistible—or so she'd always thought. But Mace is wickedly, mouthwateringly hot. And now she's in a heap of trouble, because this soldier is very ready, willing and able to serve…to her complete satisfaction!
Subject: Palmer DeVoe. Small-town boy turned successful—and still wildly hot—businessman. Conquering hero who returns to his hometown…and the one woman he never forgot!
Object: Penelope Weaver. Successful in her own right. And owner of a heart that only one man can truly claim….
Situation: Filled with overwhelming sexual tension…and hush-hush trysts that leave them both gasping for more! But you know that saying, you can't go home again? It's true!
Unexpected maneuver: Because Penelope has a secret—a big one! The kind that threatens to tear them apart forever. Unless Palmer is willing to give up everything for another chance at "what might have been"….
1) Caleb Payne. Calculating entrepreneur. Avowed bachelor. He takes what he wants—in the boardroom and the bedroom!
2) Bryna Metaxas. Emotionally invested in her family's business. About to enter into a business deal with Caleb that will shock her on every level…And she'll love every minute of it.
Dangerously hot, filled with steamy sexual tension and cold business machinations.
The Turning Point:
Caleb makes a critical error. And in the fallout, he realizes that he's lost far more than he gained—he's given up his one chance at happiness. He'd have to pull off the coup of a lifetime to earn Bryna's trust—and love—again.
Then again, that's all part of the plan…
Join bestselling authors Tori Carrington and Kate Hoffmann as they journey to the naughty land of Once Upon a Bedtime…
Maid for Him by Tori Carrington
A mermaid asleep on the deck of his boat?
Kieran Morrison is sure it's a dream. Daphne Moore knows differently. She is a mermaid…and her crush on Kieran means she's playing with fire. Falling for a human (even a superhot one) is a bad, bad idea. But when a chance encounter with Kieran—on land—leads to a sizzling and wickedly satisfying night, Daphne finds herself torn between her sea life…and her suddenly oh-so-hot sex life!
Off the Beaten Path by Kate Hoffmann
When her best friend Alex Hansen invites her to a remote retreat, Greta Adler is delighted. But when the owner, an attractive and aggressive older woman, makes her move on Alex, they find themselves posing as lovers. It all goes off without a hitch…until the friends find themselves alone in a bedroom with the sweet, delicious taste of sin on their lips. But will a sizzling late-night encounter burn their friendship to a crisp?
aboard to make an emergency airlift. A full-blown electrical storm
hits. Lightning strikes the chopper. An emergency landing is their
The forced landing strands Dan Egan and Natalie Giroux on a remote
island in Courage Bay. Being isolated with Dan both frightens and
excites Natalie. He's the kind of stubborn, fearless man she tries to
avoid, yet she finds herself attracted. Maybe it's the brush with
death…or the way Dan is struggling with his own desire for her. But
she may as well admit it—when their helicopter went down, so did
all of Natalie's defenses.
It's just a simple surveillance job, right? Former marine and FBI agent Linc Williams is monitoring his target's ex-girlfriend, Regina Dodson. But nothing is simple when he's watching a woman who makes him forget everythingâ€"except for the need to know Regina as thoroughly and wickedly as possible….
After all, the best way to observe someone is to get as close as possible. And Linc can't get any closer—the sex is absolutely mind-blowing! Unfortunately, Regina has had her share of bad luck with guys. So what will she do when she discovers that these wicked pleasures started as deceptive measures?
Some girls just won't take no for an answer…
Security expert Jason Savage lives for his job. Nobody gets past him. No one. So why is he so hot under the collar (and then some) about his latest case? Jordan Cosby is just an assignment—albeit a sexy, damn near irresistible one…
In two weeks, Jordan takes the witness stand. Until then, she's confined to her apartment for her safety. Fortunately, Jason is a substantial distraction. And since Jordan's a woman who always gets her own way, she knows it's just a matter of time before Jason comes to her bed—and finds out just how good her way really is…
She'd be the death of him...
When undercover FBI agent Lucas Paretti agreed to infiltrate the mafia, revenge was the only thing on his mind. So he never dreamed he'd come face-to-face, lip-to-lip, body-to-body with his first love, Gia Trainello.
Years ago he'd fallen hopelessly in love with sexy Gia. But before they could plan a future, the situation got hot and Lucas had to run, leaving her behind. It was the hardest thing he'd ever done. Until now...
Because Lucas still wants Gia-madly, frantically... recklessly. And the scorching sex between them has only improved with age. It could have been so good....
If only Gia wasn't the new Lady Boss of the crime family Lucas has vowed to bring down....
The French Quarter: where seduction is a game...
The Game: Obsession
The Players: Josie Villefranche, notorious hotel owner; Drew Morrison, business shark
Object of the Game: Have a Cajun-hot love affair, without getting burned
Bordello-turned-hotel-owner Josie has a hands-off rule when it comes to men. Too many have wanted her only for her talents in bed. But when too-sexy-to-resist Drew checks in, she decides to make an exception: use him, then lose him--no regrets.
Ruthless businessman Drew has a hidden agenda: to buy the cash-strapped hotel. But he's been bedding its bewitching proprietor instead. When a murder puts Josie in both financial and legal trouble, Drew must make a choice: grab the hotel and run--or sacrifice everything for another night in her bed....
The Game: Possession
The Players: Murder suspect Claude Lafitte, FBI agent Akela Brooks
The Object of the Game: Never letting down your guard...because your lover could become your worst enemy.
Bayou-born Claude Lafitte's addiction to women turns against him when a one-night stand ends up dead. Determined to convince beautiful agent Akela Brooks he's innocent of the crime, he takes her hostage--and uses all his seductive powers to sway her to his side.
Rookie New Orleans agent Akela must prove herself by making a successful arrest. But her assignment takes a dark turn when she finds herself at the mercy of her #1 suspect--a wickedly sensual man she has no reason to trust...and no will to resist.
Darby Parker Conrad was the town widow—a sweet, single mother of twin girls. John Sparks was the town sheriff—a former bad boy and her late husband's best friend. And now, three months after one secret night of passion, they were the talk of the town.
John was going to be a father! And a husband, too, if only Darby would say yes. But the headstrong beauty was convinced he was only asking because she was carrying their baby. And though that might have been true at first, the confirmed bachelor soon realized he was falling for his best friend's widow….
Whatever was going to happen, Aidan Kendall had decided to stay and ride it out. The truth was, he was tired of running. Tired of packing up his suitcase and hitting the road to nowhere. Tired of being alone, keeping people at arm's length and waiting for the shadow following on his heels to catch up with him and destroy him. Maybe that was the reason he'd stayed in Old Orchard. Perhaps subconsciously he'd known that this was where his running would end.
So, he would stop running. And that included from the mysterious and unique Penelope Moon…and whatever bonds were developing between them. But would their love be strong enough to survive the truth?
Six months apart is a long time. For security expert Megan McGowan, it feels like forever since she's felt the strong arms of Darius Folsom around her. Since Dari's military deployment six months ago, every minute apart is another minute that Megan finds herself tempted….
Bad boy Jason Savage is Dari's best friend— and a partner in the new private security firm Dari and Megan have formed. Only as Megan and Jason work closely together on an emotionally charged case, the attraction between them goes from hot to nuclear meltdown.
But even as Megan's libido screams "Oh, yes!" she wonders if it's possible to love one man— and give in to her hunger for another….
Architect Michael Romero has lusted after his "friend" Kyra for years. And now that she's turned into every man's fantasy in the flesh, he can't keep his feelings—or his hands—to himself any longer. Not that Kyra's complaining… Only, Michael wants more than just a good time. He needs Kyra in his life, in his bed for good. But first he has to convince her that this overwhelming attraction between them isn't just skin-deep.…
Chad Hogan's tempestuous romance with Hannah McGee flatlined when he gave her a sports car instead of an engagement ring. The last thing the rough-edged loner wanted was to lose the only woman who made him feel alive again. But he hadn't been ready for marriage.…
Well, he'd better get ready now.
Because Hannah was back—and their passion burned brighter than ever. But time hadn't stood still. For she had a babbling eight-month-old baby—Chad's baby girl—attached to her hip. Was the brooding bounty hunter finally ready to relinquish his solitary ways and be a full-time family man?