The lady was not for sale. Selena Merrick anticipated having a pleasant vacation in New Orleans. She was even lighthearted enough to joke with a group of conventioneers who mistakenly thought she was a lady of the night. Chance Barkley, however, overhearing Selena’s foolish words about the fees she supposedly charged, took them seriously and insisted on hiring her services. Selena managed to escape him, but when they met again on board a Mississippi steamboat she knew her luck had run out…
Gina’s face grew pale with shock. It couldn’t be Rhyder. Not after all these years. But there was no mistaking the tall, darkly tanned figure moving menacingly nearer. Like a child, a young, naïve Gina had once worshipped Rhyder Owens. But her desire for him, even then, had been like a woman’s. Gina was older now, an intelligent, sophisticated lawyer. Yet she felt the waves of panic rising inside her. “Why did you have to come back to Maine?” she protested in angry despair. “I don’t want you here. All I want to do is forget.” Rhyder’s narrowed blue eyes raked her body chillingly. “You couldn’t possibly have forgotten that you are my wife!”
Danger and excitement drive the world of big-time auto racing - and racing champion Mitch Braden thrives on both. THE INDY MAN has legions of female fans hoping to see him in the winner's circle. But winning Susan Mabry's heart comes first. Susan is sweet, sassy, and independent, and she's everything he's ever wanted in a woman.
Victoria Beaumont is looking forward to relaxing on Mackinac Island, Michigan, at the family’s summer home. All thoughts of relaxing soon flee when she realizes that her father, Charles, has invited Dirk Ramsey to the island. Dirk’s ruthless newspaper articles threaten to damage Charles’s political career. Perhaps if Dirk gets to know the Beaumont’s better he will change his views. Victoria doesn’t want to know him better. True, Dirk Ramsey is the most attractive man she’s ever met — but any interest he shows her is purely for the sake of journalism. At least she thinks it is . . .
Even though she filled her home and her life with expensive things, she couldn’t fill the void left by her ruggedly handsome ex-husband, Race.
When tragedy brings them together again, she finds he is still the same irresponsible wildcatter she’d walked out on. But he hasn’t lost his powerful, sensual magnetism. She’s still drawn to him…but Vanessa knows she must never again become a wildcatter’s woman.
Rome was not man enough for one woman. Newspaper reporter, Lexie Templeton, didn’t need to meet Rome Lockwood to know his type--a male chauvinist playboy with a different girl on his arm every night! Lexie’s caustic comments to Shari Sullivan, the gossip columnist, hit the headlines, and Rome Lockwood came storming into the office looking for Lexie and revenge. With fire in his eyes, Rome challenged her to stand by her feminist views. And Lexie accepted the challenge, never dreaming that the sparkes had only begun to fly…
“I don’t care why you came back.” Maggie’s eyes flashed angrily as she added, “You’re the father of my son-but that’s all. I divorced you five years ago because I wanted you out of my life. I don’t want you now!” It was a lie. The divorce hadn’t stopped Maggie from loving Wade. Only pride kept her from admitting it. And pride made her contain her curiosity about Wade’s return. He’d said he merely wanted to visit their son, Mike. But Maggie secretly feared there was something more…
Through the treacherous Texas prairie, the perils of Indian country, and a bustling Dodge City, they forged their way to Montana. With Calder strength, they would harvest their fortune from the rich earth, on the sprawling plains of This Calder Range.
Finally rescued, she returned to a husband who shunned her touch, and to white women friends who found her stained and disgraced. But Hannah fought for her honor with the help of one man who valued her strength and spirit...one man who walked by her side in a land strewn with hate and injustice.
Chase Calder has no recollection of who he is, why he came to Fort Worth . . . or who tried to put a bullet in his head the night that a cowboy named Laredo Smith saved his life. Laredo recognizes him as the owner of Montana's Triple C Ranch—but according to the local papers, Chase has just been declared dead, the victim of a fiery car crash.
The only place Chase can find answers is at the Triple C . . . and the only person he can trust is his level-headed daughter-in-law, Jessy Calder. Helping Chase brings Jessy into conflict with headstrong Cat Calder, and into an uneasy alliance with the mysterious and seductive Laredo. And when another family member is found murdered on Calder soil, Chase resolves to come out of hiding and track down a ruthless killer . . . before the killer finds him first. . .
Praise for Janet Dailey and her bestselling Calder novels
“The passion, spirit and strength readers expect from a Calder story—and a Calder
hero—shine through.” —Publishers Weekly on Lone Calder Star
“Dailey confirms her place as a top megaseller.” —Kirkus Reviews on Calder Pride
Cat is a Calder, through and through: proud, headstrong, intelligent, and beautiful. When her fiance is accidentally killed, she vows never to love again. But one reckless night with a handsome, gray-eyed stranger changes everything, giving her a son with striking gray eyes.
Deciding to raise the baby on the Triple C Ranch, Cat thinks she's finally got life under control—until the new sheriff, Logan Echohawk, arrives in town. He's a ruggedly handsome man with striking gray eyes...
The harder Cat tries to ignore Logan the more she finds herself torn between her promise to her first love and powerful, unexpected feelings for her child's father. With the whole Calder clan standing firmly behind her, and her son's future in her hands, Cat must decide: Will she keep her heart safe or take a chance on a new, true love?
With his rugged-cowboy looks, Trey Calder could have his pick of women. But he's been holding out for someone special, and the minute he lays eyes on photographer Sloan Davis, he knows he's found her, and within weeks the two are married. It's a dream come true for the orphaned Sloan. . .until Trey makes a startling discovery about just who Sloan is and what she's really after.
Passion turns into suspicion and a dangerous game is set in motion, putting everything the Calders have worked for over the generations on the line. A formidable enemy has been lying in wait. Someone who will use whatever means necessary to control their land, their lives, and their legacy forever. Trey Calder has been trained to take over his family's ranch, to protect what is theirs. Now the time has come for a Calder son to make a stand and hope that his way is the right way. . .
"The passion, spirit and strength readers expect from a Calder story—and a Calder hero—shine through. . ." —Publishers Weekly on Lone Calder Star
Montana winters are harsh, but bad weather won't get in the way of the Calders' Christmas reunion. Patriarch Chase Calder is determined to make this holiday the happiest yet--especially for his daughter, Cat. And Chase knows the best gifts aren't always done up in paper and ribbon. . .
It's high time for widowed Cat to have a man in her life again, whether she'll admit it or not. Chase has been thinking long and hard, and he's got a plan--one he's far too wise to reveal to his stubborn little darlin'. And as the magical season begins with a glorious snowfall, the Calders share a host of surprises--including a mystery solved, a special visitor, and the greatest gift of all: love, the forever kind. . .
Praise for Janet Dailey's Christmas Novels
"Dailey's charming tale sparkles with romance. . .the perfect holiday read." --Romantic Times on Eve's Christmas
"A good old-fashioned Christmas gift." --Publishers Weekly on Happy Holidays
Quint Echohawk is a lawman, not a rancher, but he's a Calder through and through. And when someone sets out to undermine the Calders' Texas outfit, it's time for him to step in and investigate.
From the moment Quint's boots touch Texas dirt, it's clear that everyone in town is running scared from Max Rutledge, the ruthless owner of a competing ranch. Posing as a cowboy looking for work, Quint has no one to trust but "Empty" Garner and his granddaughter, Dallas. In Empty, Quint finds a steadfast ally; in Dallas, Quint finds something more—the promise of a future.
In a town where betrayal lies around every corner, where every unlocked door, thrown punch, or suspicious fire is just a hint of deadlier things to come, the Calders will be tested as never before. And this time, it could cost them more than their land. . .it could cost them everything.
Still, a Calder kept what he had and got what he wanted. Where a man stands for what he believes, there Stands a Calder Man.
When Stacy Adams’s world collapses after the death of her father, she feels the need to reflect on where her life is going. A secluded cabin in a Texas valley seems like a perfect place to sort herself out.
But when Stacy meets the arrogant rancher Cord Harris, all her hopes of peace and serenity vanish, especially when Cord says, “Go back to the city, where you belong.” It’s exactly the wrong thing to say to Stacy. Now she’s fighting mad—and determined to stay.
No Quarter Asked, the thrilling love story of a city girl and a cowboy, is the very first novel by the legendary name in romance who has sold more than 300 million copies and went on to write a story set in every state of the union for her famed Americana series.
He's the one who got away.
The cowboy who claimed her heart before taking off on a tour of duty, planning never to return. But Beau Tyler is back, and Natalie Haskell feels defenseless against the powerful pull of the brawny soldier. Especially when she finds herself suddenly widowed and needing the shelter of his strong arms.
She's the hometown sweetheart.
The girl Beau left behind but never forgot, despite his battle-scarred soul. Now Natalie is the real reason he's staying on at the ranch, despite rumors that he was somehow involved in her late husband's death. Because something in Beau has stirred to life again--something he believed his painful past had destroyed. And not even wild horses can keep him from the woman he still loves ....
Rugged. Tall. Built to last. Linc Bannon has it all--and he's there every time Kenzie needs him. Their mission is to serve their country stateside, Linc in high-level intelligence, Kenzie training combat dogs. Independent and sexy, Kenzie is definitely one of a kind--and the only one he wants. But if you ask her, she doesn't need a hero in her life.
Until two of her friends, thousands of miles apart, are suddenly struck down. One, a soldier, is dead; the other, a civilian, is barely alive. Linc goes into action and uncovers a lethal web connecting the tragic events. A killer is at large, unhinged and with unfinished business. Now Kenzie has no choice but to join forces with the one man who can get past her defenses. . .
Praise for Janet Dailey and Bannon Brothers: Trust
"Dailey launches her Bannon Brothers trilogy with this fast-paced, compelling romantic mystery." --Library Journal
"Romance and suspense blend seamlessly into the tightly crafted plot." --Romantic Times
Facing foreclosure on her California home, widowed Kylie Wayne is grateful to accept her aging aunt Muriel’s offer to come back to small-town Branding Iron, Texas, and help out on the ranch. But when an early storm rolls in, Kylie’s dream of a perfect Christmas for her kids is blown away with the unexpected snow. Comfort and joy seem unlikely, unless a certain long, tall Texan with a bad boy’s charm can rope some holiday cheer…
No one imagined restless, independent Shane Taggart would work his parents’ ranch all these years. But with his father gone, Shane is ready to sell his land and see the world—until sweet, sexy Kylie shows up. The dutiful good girl he remembers has turned into a spirited woman, and Shane wants to give her the warm family future she longs for, puppy and all. One kiss under the mistletoe may not convince her, but Shane knows that love is a gift that will last forever…
All her life, beautiful Sheila got what she wanted. Now she yearned for the raw passion of a man beyond her reach, a violent, mysterious outlaw whose followers adored him. A lion of a man who held her for ransom -- a man who would trade her for a fortune in gold. But Sheila wanted only him -- with all the reckless longing of her body and soul.
After it ended suddenly, Delaney threw herself into her work with a fury and intensity calculated to erase every other thought from her mind. And she promised that she'd never let any man touch her so deeply again. Ever.
But when Delaney finds herself in Jared's hometown of Aspen, Colorado, on a dangerous job, she begins to wonder if she is strong enough to refuse him a second time...
Fleeing to Idaho to join her father’s hunting party, she hoped to forget the bronzed stranger’s fiery touch. But there he was—her stranger, their guide, Brig McCord.
Their days were filled with the wild beauty of the hunt, their nights with the primitive fire of their passion.
But soon their idyll was shattered by jealousy, betrayal, and murder.
Now Jordanna has to face the hidden truths about her father and her brother, and a secret that already had claimed one life and threatened to destroy her newfound love.
With one leg in a cast and a heart hardened by bitter holiday memories, all Leslie wants for Christmas is a quiet and restful vacation at her aunt's Vermont home. But that was before she met the new neighbor¿
handsome Tagg Williams.
As the holidays heat up, Leslie finds herself in an awkward dance of attraction with Tagg, mesmerized by his warm smile and strong embrace -- and charmed by his sweet daughter, Holly. The more time they spend together, the more it feels like home.¿But even as her passion deepens, Leslie knows she will have to choose between the ghosts of her past and the once-in-a-lifetime chance to give herself and her heart to Tagg -- forever.
In a captivating novel filled with Christmas magic, Janet Dailey proves once again why she is one of the best-loved storytellers of our time.
“Don’t be a fool and marry her!” That had been Riordan’s advice. He had made his disapproval of Kerry, his brother’s fiancé, quite obvious. Jill, Kerry’s roommate, was determined to do anything she could to help her friend to happiness- and it would giver her added pleasure to thwart Riordan. She’d even go so far as setting a trap for him! Jill was beautiful; she could have any man she wante. But when she challenged Riordan, he completely turned the tables on her!
Spanning two hundred years, this saga of romance and adventure in the untamed Alaska wilderness begins with Tasha Tarakanov, a beautiful Aleut woman, and her beloved Andrei, a noble and ambitious Cossack hunter. From their union come seven generations of proud Alaskans, including the beautiful Marisha, who finds her fortune as a legendary madam, and Wylie Cole, who bravely defends his homeland during World War II.
Glorious and grand, The Great Alone is a story of brave young men and women, whose dreams, heritage, betrayals, loves, and fortitude are as vast and wild as the land from which they sprang.
As an impetuous teenager, Dawn Lord had forsaken her love for Slater MacBride to marry a Texas millionaire, and immediately regretted her decision. After eleven years of putting up with a loveless marriage, Dawn decides to return to her home in the Florida Keys, seeking peace in the turquoise waters of the sea.
But rather than peace, Dawn only finds storms of desire when confronted by Slater, once again. Once a penniless speculator, now a local tycoon, Slater has vowed to make up for lost time—in every way.
Lainie MacLeod's mother wants only the best things in life for her beautiful daughter. And for a while, Lainie has it all, including the perfect husband. Rad MacLeod was the most handsome, nicest guy in Denver, Colorado but then Rad went away. And he's the only man Lainie has ever truly loved. Now Rad's back. They're both a little older, a whole lot wiser, and the romance is hotter than ever.
Stirring up all the romance and excitement a bride could hope for—plus a healthy dose of unforeseen shenanigans—four of today’s most dazzling bestselling authors deliver the wedding of the year, where there’s something—and someone—for everyone. . .
Opposites attract when a wealthy cattleman and a penniless artist decide to get hitched at a Texas dude ranch in tornado country—and the whirlwind festivities are as filled with surprises as their love . . . especially when the guest list includes: one pretty party crasher on a mission, a sheriff known as the One Night Stand King, and a workaholic event planner who definitely did not plan to fall for a laid back cowboy. Toss in a shocking behind-the-scenes bet, a fateful power outage, and a Man of Honor and a Best Woman determined to see the worst in each other (between hot kisses), plus thrilling lessons in love at first—and second—sight, and the celebrations are going to go all night long!
Todd is the brother of the man she loves! Barbara is not prepared for the shock awaiting her when her fiancé, Todd, takes her on holiday to his family’s ranch. All the heartache of her brief affair with Jock Malloy resurfaces as she discovers Jock is Todd’s half brother and the owner of the ranch. Not even Todd can protect her from Jock’s renewed assault on her battered and confused emotions. Loving Jock as she did, how can she ever be a proper wife to Todd?
The quiet horse whisperer whose touch still ignites her dreams—and is everything wealthy Lauren Prescott is not. She can think of a million reasons why she should never ever fall into Sky Fletcher's sure embrace again. Until she clashes head-on with the dangerous complications of her privileged life and needs his protection like air to breathe . . .
She's more than he can resist.
The heiress Sky can't get out of his heart, no matter how much he tries. And being the secret third Tyler son doesn't change a thing. All he wants from his two brothers is help uncovering a dangerous conspiracy threatening his land, their ranch, and the spirited beauty he never should have touched. . .
When President Andrew Jackson begins agitating to push the Indian tribe west, Temple’s family prepares to fight to keep their homes. But when her heart is tempted by the fiery Cherokee known as “The Blade,” who believes removal is inevitable, Temple feels passion stirring on the eve of one of the greatest tragedies in American history.Previously published as The Proud and the Free, American Dreams is a stirring historical novel from one of the greatest names in romance.
This was no will-o’-the-wisp, to slip away in the dark, but a bright and shining love to show the way into tomorrow.
Born and bred in small-town Wisconsin, Luck, the man with the blue, blue eyes, has always called his friend Eve "a little brown mouse." Eve knew he never looked at her the way he looked at other women but she always wonders if love will ever find her. Then, after so many years, she meets Luck McClure again . . .
On the fringe of the crowd of mourners at the funeral is a woman whose face nearly mirrors her own—a second daughter. And, as if that betrayal isn’t enough, she discovers that her father has left his money to the interloper. Abbie has the Arabians, but not the money to support them. As she witnesses her rival’s rise in the Texas social scene, a tall, rough-hewn oil man named MacCrea Wilder enters her life. She doesn’t need the distraction, but there’s something about his sinewy arms that keeps her mind circling back to his kiss. Yet, as the years pass, even love may be sacrificed to the bitterness between these two women.With over 300 million books sold, Janet Dailey is one of the great names in fiction. In Heiress, she tells the story of half sisters trapped in a bitter rivalry, providing the “solid entertainment” that made her famous (Publishers Weekly).
A Colorado Christmas To Remember
On the Denver streets, officer Paula Lewis is as tough as she needs to be. But away from skyscrapers and suspects, Paula gives back to the community she loves. This holiday season she's moonlighting at the Christmas House, a turn-of-the-century mansion transformed into a festive wonderland to delight local children thanks to volunteers like Paula--and Zach Bennett.
Zach left his family's Colorado ranch to sign on as a carpenter at the Christmas House. Freewheeling Zach hopes to make this holiday the merriest yet--from coaxing Paula onto the bunny slopes to filling in as a last-minute Santa. And as she and Zach are drawn together to keep one young boy out of harm's way, Paula realizes that the best gifts are second chances, happy endings, and the kind of love that makes every day warm and bright. . .
Lara Cochran was happy before Trevor, her charming husband, had turned to other women. But, because divorce is unheard-of in Lara's Mississippi family, she doesn’t want one. She doesn’t want to open her heart to anyone ever again. One disastrous marriage is enough; she is now safely immune from all men. Or so she thinks. Once she meets Rans MacQuade, the rugged and virile manager of her father's Mississippi plantation, she fears she may not be as immune as she had hoped . . .
His proposition was tempting….”Let me help you, Alisa.” Zachary’s voice was a soft, caressing whisper that was oddly soothing and hypnotic. “You’ve taken the world on your shoulders by making Chris your sole responsibility. Haven’t you ever wanted someone to take care of you?” As much as she wanted to, Alisa wouldn’t admit any such feelings to him. She felt curiously vulnerable, unable to handle the uncharacteristic gentleness Zachary was displaying. And she was afraid-afraid she’d give in to him. She couldn’t let Zachary break down her defenses!
Mara had locked her feelings away. Aloof, cold as ice- that was Mara Prentiss. And she felt she had every reason to be that way. Her father’s infidelity had killed her mother. That’s what love leads to Mara thought. Mara hated her father, Adam, but she looked after him out of duty. When he became friends with the striking, persuasive Sinclair Buchanan, a tenant on Mara’s land, she was incensed. When Sinclair began his campaign to unfreeze Mara’s bitter heart, she was tempted. But she had no intention of falling in love. Surely she was above stooping to that!
ARE THE ONES YOU DON'T EXPECT
But with Christmas around the corner, every day together feels like a blessing. And as the spirit of the season takes hold, playing Santa and helping out a small boy with a big holiday wish is a joy Sam and Nicole can't resist. Neither of them imagines that they'll be rewarded—with the kind of love that lasts forever. . .
"Janet Dailey. . .writes tales that warm your heart."
—The Romance Reader
The greatest gift is love. . .
Ski instructor Annie Bennett doesn't have time to miss the twinkling lights and holiday parties in Aspen and Vail. With her older brothers gone and winter just around the corner, her parents need help with their sprawling Colorado ranch. The most wonderful time of the year isn't always easy for a lot of the folks in their town, but Annie does her best--until the tall, dark, and rugged surveyor on their neighbor's land becomes a potent distraction. . .
Wyoming born and bred, Marshall Stone is a practical man. But there's something about Annie that's as wild and sweet as the mountain wind. He doesn't want to tame her. Just love her. Annie Bennett is all he wants for Christmas. And for always. But she's too wary to believe he means it. Until he takes her in his arms and explains without saying a single word. . .
Cold cases aren't RJ Bannon's usual line of work. But Ann Montgomery's long-ago abduction is too intriguing to pass up. Ann was just three when she was taken in the night from her family's historic Virginia mansion more than twenty-five years ago. The socially prominent Montgomerys launched a heartbreaking search but no trace of the missing girl was ever found.
Bannon knows the chances of finding her now--alive or dead--are slim, yet he can't stop searching for answers. Especially once he meets Erin Randall. A beautiful, talented local artist, she seems to share some tantalizing connections with the vanished Ann. As the legacy of lies and deception comes to a shocking climax, a hidden menace explodes, and Bannon vows to protect Erin at all costs. . .even if it puts his own life on the line. . .
"Fast-paced, compelling romantic mystery." --Library Journal
Praise For Janet Dailey and her novels
"Dailey confirms her place as a top mega-seller." --Kirkus Reviews
"Evocative, flavorful. . .Dailey casts her spell . . ."--Publishers Weekly on Masquerade
"A sure-fire winner." --Publishers Weekly on Rivals
The future looks merry and bright…
The little town of Branding Iron, Texas, keeps an annual tradition that makes the holidays especially festive—the Cowboys’ Christmas Ball. But Sheriff Ben Marsden, busy with work, joint custody of his son, and caring for his aging mother, has no plans to attend. Not until a pretty newcomer to his small town gets involved in the planning. Suddenly Ben finds himself wanting to keep a close eye on Jessica Ramsey, and not just because her relatives seem to be in jail more than out. He can tell the mysterious redhead has secrets in her past, but now that she’s bought a little fixer upper with her mom to start a bed and breakfast, the whole family’s turning over a new leaf. With the prospect of dancing and celebrating ahead, surely there’s time for everyone to unwind. Because this year, more than ever, Ben’s got Christmas—and loving—on his mind.
Praise for JANET DAILEY and her novels
“Dailey confirms her place as a top mega-seller.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Readers will be glad they’ve gone along for the ride.” —Chicago Sun-Times on Heiress
“The spirit of Christmas permeates this charming holiday romance.” —RT Book Reviews on Merry Christmas, Cowboy
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
Daunted by the singular tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house.
But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and Anastasia learns more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven and demanding Fifty Shades.
While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her, and make the most important decision of her life.
This book is intended for mature audiences.
FIFTY SHADES OF GREY AND FIFTY SHADES DARKER ARE NOW MAJOR MOTION PICTURES
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.
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
This bundle includes the following novels:
FIFTY SHADES OF GREY: When college student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly Ana realizes she wants this man, and Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian’s secrets and explores her own desires.
FIFTY SHADES DARKER: Daunted by Christian’s dark secrets and singular tastes, Ana has broken off their relationship to start a new career. But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and while Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Ana is forced to make the most important decision of her life.
FIFTY SHADES FREED: 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. Just when it seems that their strength together will eclipse any obstacle, misfortune, malice, and fate conspire to turn Ana’s deepest fears into reality.
This book is intended for mature audiences.
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.
Gideon Cross. As beautiful and flawless on the outside as he was damaged and tormented on the inside. He was a bright, scorching flame that singed me with the darkest of pleasures. I couldn't stay away. I didn't want to. He was my addiction...my every desire...mine.
My past was as violent as his, and I was just as broken. We’d never work. It was too hard, too painful...except when it was perfect. Those moments when the driving hunger and desperate love were the most exquisite insanity.
We were bound by our need. And our passion would take us beyond our limits to the sweetest, sharpest edge of obsession...
Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness...
He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily...
Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds…and desires.
The bonds of his love transformed me, even as I prayed that the torment of our pasts didn’t tear us apart...
The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand.
Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby wants—and needs—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.
Gideon calls me his angel, but he’s the miracle in my life. My gorgeous, wounded warrior, so determined to slay my demons while refusing to face his own.
The vows we'd exchanged should have bound us tighter than blood and flesh. Instead they opened old wounds, exposed pain and insecurities, and lured bitter enemies out of the shadows. I felt him slipping from my grasp, my greatest fears becoming my reality, my love tested in ways I wasn’t sure I was strong enough to bear.
At the brightest time in our lives, the darkness of his past encroached and threatened everything we’d worked so hard for. We faced a terrible choice: the familiar safety of the lives we’d had before each other or the fight for a future that suddenly seemed an impossible and hopeless dream...
From the moment I first met Gideon Cross, I recognized something in him that I needed. Something I couldn’t resist. I also saw the dangerous and damaged soul inside—so much like my own. I was drawn to it. I needed him as surely as I needed my heart to beat.
No one knows how much he risked for me. How much I’d been threatened, or just how dark and desperate the shadow of our pasts would become.
Entwined by our secrets, we tried to defy the odds. We made our own rules and surrendered completely to the exquisite power of possession...