But Luc is determined to take back the bride and the child who were stolen from him — and there's one quick and effective way to do it: marriage!
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When scandal threatens the star of his network, media baron Maximilian Hart whisks beautiful Chloe away from the prying paparazzi. Where better to hide this innocent beauty than the Hart mansion…?
But the handsome tycoon's plan isn't just about protecting his investment—he wants Chloe in his bed! Max might have swept her out of the fire, but Chloe finds herself in a raging inferno: Max is the master player when it comes to business and seduction….
When Serena's engagement to a property developer ends, she vows to avoid rich men! As a hairdresser, she wasn't good enough for her fiancé—as she overhears tycoon Nic Moretti comment at a party!
Serena's shocked when her new job brings her into contact with Nic. Determined to teach him a lesson, she's shaken by the passionate relationship that develops. But does this billionaire want a high-society bride?
Adopted but now alone, Kristy went in search of her natural family. When Armand Dutournier burst into her life, accusing her of betrayals she had not committed, Kristy could only wonder—did she have a perfect double? Could she possibly have a twin?
Armand was her only lead to the family she yearned for, but his passionate drive for vengeance—and the powerful attraction between them—made accepting his proposition of a temporary intimacy highly dangerous!
Five sisters ...and Richard Seymour has to marry one to gain control of the Durant financial empire.
Made to feel the ugly duckling by her glamorous family, and totally rejected by her father, Leigh Durant is stunned when Richard makes his choice--to marry her! Can he possibly give her the sense of belonging and love she's always craved? His proposition is very tempting. And they do share an intense physical attraction. But is she truly the bride he wants ...or just the easiest path to power?
When hotshot financier Carver Dane attends a masked ball, he isn't expecting a fiery encounter with a woman who ignites the same compelling desire he once knew with Katie Beaumont…
Katie is stunned by her response to a sexy stranger.The last time she felt such intense longing was ten years ago—in the arms of a man she was forced to give up.When the masks come off, and the past comes alive, Carver is determined to claim Katie. But as his mistress…or more?
Tricked into believing Luis Angel Martinez was committed to marrying another woman, and convinced he had drawn her into being his secret mistress, Shontelle had ended their affair, declaring he'd been no more to her than an interesting Latin lover.
Two years on, Luis wasn't married and he was the only man who could get her brother's tour group out of danger…in exchange for one more night with her. But what would it be—a night of truth, love or vengeance?
When Tamalyn Haynes agrees to be a bridesmaid, she doesn't realize she will be dancing with the best man—notorious tycoon Fletcher Stanton!
Fletcher is relentless in pursuing his desires—and intent on bedding wide-eyed Tammy. But he has one condition: it's to be a temporary romance only. Marriage is not an option. However, their passionate nights together lead to Tammy dropping a bombshell. Unintentionally, Fletcher Stanton's mistress is pregnant with his forbidden baby….
Gina Terlizzi already has a baby son—she's not looking for a husband! No matter how breathless the chemistry between them, she's simply a guest in Alex's home to attend a wedding—or is she the intended bride?
Their two lives collide! Nathan wants her, but doubts she will cope with outback life. Miranda wants him, but believes her past will deny her any chance at a future with a King. The tension -- the need -- between them is overwhelming, regardless of where it might lead.
The instant Australian billionaire Hugo Fullbright sees Angie Blessing, he knows he has to have her. There's no doubt about the instant, sizzling sexual attraction between them! So why, at first, does Angie refuse his offer?
Angie cannot tell Hugo the real story. But finally she succumbs to the powers of seduction and agrees to join him on a weekend trip to Tokyo...not realizing that he's a man used to paying for what he wants, and that she's been bought--and brought--for his pleasure!
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Hiding from her past, Jenny Kent has been using the name Bella Rossini. This is the chance tycoon Dante Rossini has been waiting for…. Holding her innocent deception against her, Dante forces Jenny to return with him to Capri. If she's pretending to be a Rossini, she'll have a public role to play….
And then there's the private arrangement Dante is ruthlessly demanding….
On the outside Gina Tyson seemed to have the perfect marriage — but inside she ached with frustration at the distance Reid had placed between them.
So Gina decided to challenge her husband—and was shocked by what she heard. She had to do something to show him just how much she really desired him—had always desired him. But she'd have to act fast if she didn't want to lose him to another woman!
She stood out from the crowd, and Jim Neilson, his sexual curiosity piqued, was drawn to her side. The air sizzled between them.
Who was he?
Did Jim still carry traces of the young Jamie she had known and loved as they had grown up together in the valley? Beth Delaney sensed a man who had distanced himself from all emotion. She craved more than a physical union with this seductive man even though he had obviously forgotten their childhood bond.
If she could reach the vulnerable boy inside, might the Jamie she remembered reappear? Or was one night in Jim's arms all she could hope for?
Emma Darcy, with more than 60 million books in print, is one of the world's favorite romance authors.
When the sexy stranger informed Sasha that he was in need of a wife, she was tempted to tell him she was available. Something about him told her he was husband material. And then she discovered that her stranger—one Nathan Parnell—only wanted to marry in an effort to secure custody of his three-year-old son.
Sasha desperately needed a home, but despite a disastrous union that had blessed her with a beautiful daughter, she also wanted to marry for love. And she wanted to share more than a marriage of convenience with Nathan. But if she wasn't willing to take him on his terms, she suspected he'd quickly find someone who would!
Falling in love again… Lauren hadn't wanted or expected to. Yet when Michael Timberlane smiled at her across a crowded room, all her good resolutions went out of the window.
Michael had also vowed never to fall in love again. And the last woman he wanted to share a life with was Lauren. He had every reason to despise her…and when she learned that he was out to break her heart, she resolved never to see him again.
Too late! For their one-night stand had consequences that would keep them together forever….
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Now there is an opportunity to settle this old score. Nicole is offering twenty-six nights of lovemaking, if he will pay her debts. Quin is already wealthy through smart investments, and this proposition promises a most satisfying return....
Lucy is thrilled when James sweeps her into an intense affair. But when passion leads to pregnancy...dare she risk marriage with him?
An afternoon at the races—laced with champagne and women—is just another event for Ethan Cartwright, until the very ordinary Daisy Donahue catches his eye.
Daisy knows to keep her head down and to stay invisible amongst the throngs of designer-clad Australian socialites. But ruthless Ethan is intrigued by her and can't resist one passionate embrace!
Daisy is devastated to be fired for a kiss—she needs her job! That's where Ethan comes in. He has a new role in mind: housekeeper by day, bedmate by night….
For two years Amy Taylor had managed to keep her sexy boss at arm's length. But one emotionally charged morning in the office had irrevocably changed all that. Seeing Jake Carter, determined bachelor, with his sister's baby tucked comfortably into the crook of his arm, Amy's barriers had suddenly come tumbling down.
So what if matters did get briefly—and wildly—out of hand between them? It was business as usual now. Until Amy realized that marriage could now be on the agenda as her boss was about to become the father of her child!
Jack Maguire was turned away from his father's house and has never forgotten that day—or how much he wanted his stepsister, Sally. Now a billionaire tycoon, by a twist of fate Jack's inherited his father's property— and has an opportunity to get revenge….
Jack has a bargain to make with Sally, who has grown into a beautiful, desirable woman. She can keep her beloved house…if she will be his mistress on weekends!
He wants his baby, so he'll make her his bride!
To teacher Erin Lavelle, handsome billionaire Peter Ramsey was like a fairy-tale prince. But after two amazing days their affair was over. Peter had thought Erin was different until he discovered her secret.
Then seven months later he finds her pregnant. Now there's only one way to ensure his unborn child's security...marriage. Erin's knight in shining armor has returned, this time demanding she be his bride!
Merlina wants Jake, but she knows he prefers skinny blondes to curvy brunettes like her. Enough is enough! Suddenly Merlina sees her chance to teach her boss a lesson and show him what he's been missing….
It was all about winning to Damien, but Charlotte wanted a baby, and if surrendering to him meant she could win, too…why not accept his scandalous offer?
Will she succumb to the sheikh?
Who dares trespass on Sheikh Zageo's palace on the exotic island of Zanzibar? Zageo demands that the intruder be brought before him!
Emily Ross is appalled to find she's the sheikh's prisoner. To prove her innocence she needs Zageo's help. If the price is giving herself to him, then it's one she'll have to pay....
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