Single city girl…
Cake-baker Tilly is taking part in a charity job-swap, and when she's paired with ex-military maverick Campbell Sanderson, they get off to a rather sticky start….
Rugged billionaire tycoon…
Campbell is all hard angles to Tilly's cozy curves. It's the winning that counts for him, and it's clear Tilly will need her hand held every step of the way….
Whirlwind wedding wish!
Despite himself, Campbell finds that something about Tilly always coaxes a smile. But he refuses to be tempted, no matter how bright and bubbly she is! That's before they share a showstopping kiss….
Look for 4 compelling new stories every month from Harlequin KISS!
Newly single Caro Cartwright has decided that when it comes to life (and men), ordinary is good. Until her best friend, Princess Lotty, begs her to stage a diversion by masquerading as Prince Philippe of Montluce's latest squeeze….
Playboy Philippe thinks their attempt is doomed. How can he pretend to be in love with someone like Caro, who's so…unglamorous? Then Caro starts winning hearts left, right and center—including his. Can Philippe convince Caro not to settle for normal—but for an extraordinary life as princess of Montluce?
Three steps to the altar!
Monday-Buy stylish suit
Bubbly Lucy West has always thought she can handle anything. That's before she meets charismatic and utterly irresistible tycoon Guy Dangerfield, who challenges her to find a "real" job for a change!
Tuesday-Find proper job
So, determined to prove she has what it takes, Lucy secures a top job-working for Guy!
Wednesday-Fall in love with boss!
Lucy thrives in her new role...and it's all down to her gorgeous boss. Lucy has a smile on her face, a spring in her step-and maybe, just maybe, Guy will put a ring on her finger!
Royal Exclusive: "Perfect" princess goes AWOL!
Frustrated with the merry–go–round of political dinners and enforced good behavior, Lotty's determined to try a normal life on for size. However, she's completely unprepared for her sexy new boss, Corran McKenna.
Bored with people bowing and scraping, Lotty doesn't mind Corran's frowns, but his wicked grin causes trouble! A no–strings fling with the only man who's ever seen the real—rather than the royal—her is irresistible, but what will happen when her real identity becomes headline news?
In high school, Jake Trevelyan was Cassie Grey's dream rebel. He surfed, rode a motorbike—now he's her new boss!
It's events planner Cassie's job to transform Jake's mansion into a snow-kissed wedding venue. Not to relive her old fantasy they're the ones getting married.
Posing as the happy couple for a publicity photo shoot, Cassie pinches herself as Jake leans in for a showstopping kiss…but it's just for the cameras, isn't it?
Planning the most talked about wedding of the year is enough to make engineer Frith Taylor break out in a cold sweat. She's used to construction sites, not wedding fairs! But estate manager George Challoner's offer of help is one that's too good to resist.
George may be the rebel of the prestigious Challoner family, but his insanely good looks are giving Frith wedding fever! Charm personified, he's making her feel things she hasn't dared feel before. Maybe her little sister's wedding won't be the only one Frith's planning…?
Harlequin KISS has 4 new fun, flirty, and sensual romance books available every month.
You know when you meet the most gorgeous guy and get butterflies in your stomach? Well, that's what it felt like the first time I, Summer Curtis, laid eyes on my movie-star-gorgeous boss Phin Gibson. I was starstruck!
I've got to get a grip! Phin might be delicious, but he's always late, totally disorganized—my complete opposite! But somehow he's making me, the oh-so-sensible Summer, want to let down my perfectly pinned-up hair!
I've done it! Thanks to my awesome powers of persuasion, elusive-but-dreamy TV star Simon Valentine is starring in our new romance documentary!
It wasn't easy, though—Simon thinks his status as prime-time financial guru turned celebrity is ridiculous! He says he now steers well clear of affairs of the heart, but surely he must have one romantic bone left in his body?
Much as I'd like to find out firsthand, I've sworn off men after a disastrous ending with my last boyfriend. Must remain professional—though it won't be easy…we're filming in the most romantic city of all….
Just when executive Phyllida Grant thought she'd hit rock bottom she met Jake Tregowan…. Having lost her job and her fiancé all in one day, it looked as if Jake's offer was her only option.
Jake knew all about career girls like Phyllida; they were selfish, arrogant and, unfortunately, extremely attractive. Phyllida exhibited all these characteristics in spades. Well, there was nothing that hard work—of the good old-fashioned cooking-and-cleaning kind—wouldn't cure. And Jake was going to see that Phyllida got plenty of that! He also found that kissing was an effective way of keeping Phyllida quiet….
Jack needed a wife, someone to care for his baby daughter. Ellie was going to have her dream wedding. But would she ever be anything more to Jack than a convenient bride?
The only thing Thea's looking for on her vacation on the Greek island of Crete is a little R and R—she certainly doesn't expect to find herself roped in to being Rhys Kingsford's pretend fiancée! It definitely isn't relaxing being around Rhys—in fact being with him is exciting, exhilarating…and everything Thea's ever wanted!
Back home, Christmas is coming and reality sinks in. Perhaps it was just a holiday fling? Rhys is a single dad, and Thea's not sure there's room in his life for her. But Rhys has other ideas.
Seth Carrington needed a girlfriend and Daisy needed a ticket to the Caribbean…it seemed like a fair exchange! But having survived Seth's extremely thorough interviewing technique—which included kissing—Daisy began to have her doubts. Seth was high-handed and completely ruthless…except when he smiled; then he was devastatingly attractive.
Smile or no, Daisy had to face facts: her job was strictly temporary; she was being paid to act as a decoy for Seth's secret affair with a glamorous woman. The terms of the agreement were crystal-clear—but there was no clause about love!
Jessica Hart has a wonderful talent for "building a stunning love story you won't want to see end."
A CHRISTMAS WISH…
For Sophie Beckwith, Christmas this year means having to face the ex who dumped her and then married her sister! Only one person can help—her best friend Bram.
A YULETIDE PROPOSAL…
Bram used to be engaged to Sophie's sister. Now, determined to show "the lovebirds" that they've moved on, he's come up with a plan: he's proposed—to Sophie!
A MISTLETOE MARRIAGE!
It's crazy, but it would be only pretend…wouldn't it? Now their wedding day is here and Sophie's feelings for Bram have drastically changed. Her deepest wish now is for Bram to say "I do"—for real!
Lex Gibson is…nervous. The prospect of spending a weekend working with Romy, the only woman to ever touch his legendary guarded heart, has the lion of the corporate world…unsettled.
The tension between free-spirited Romy and buttoned-up Lex simmers dangerously. To complicate things further, Romy has a tiny daughter, who has Lex confused and distracted. They say never to mix business with pleasure, but Romy's adorable baby might just seal their very personal business deal—and change their family situation forever!
Bubbly Flora Mason had had plans to temp and travel—her plans had not included being engaged to her sexy boss, Matt Davenport! But Flora had needed to save face with an ex-boyfriend and Matt had needed a temporary fiancée. So what if they were worlds apart? It was only going to be for two nights.
But two nights turned into three, then four…and Flora soon realized that it wasn't just a temporary engagement she wanted, but a job for life!
Marrying the Boss
From boardroom…to bride and groom!
But sending the divorce papers to Mac brings him hotfooting back to her! He's determined to prove to Georgia that he's changed, and that despite everything they've been through, he's still her husband and he wants his wife back!
Tyler needs help, so he hires a relationship coach.
Single-mom Mary is out of her depth with Tyler…she may be an expert, but not when it comes to her own relationships! And every day she spends with Tyler makes her wish that she could be the one to fill his vacancy for wife.…
Likes: coffee shops, nice shoes, London
Dislikes: spiders, the Outback, Hal Granger!
Dislikes: cool, unflappable, distracting city girls
Likes: one city girl in particular—
Meredith's been forced to take a job on a remote cattle station, with a boss she can't stand! It should be easy to keep things professional—except their office is under the blistering Outback sun, and Hal's work attire is a bare chest and thigh-hugging jeans! Although they're worlds apart, it's getting harder to keep things strictly business.…
Journalist Allegra Fielding has a problem. She's pitched a story to her boss—how to transform a not-so-perfect man into Prince Charming—and now she has to deliver! But where is she going to find a man willing to take part in a makeover? Time to blackmail her roommate, Max….
But Allegra's cunning plan backfires spectacularly when Max refuses to be "perfected"! He's a guy who knows what he likes, and he's going to enjoy proving to Allegra that there's nothing hotter than a man who's a little rough around the edges.…
Top tycoon Tom Maddison is used to calling the shots—until his convenient marriage falls through. But rather than waste his honeymoon, he'll take his boardroom to the beach and bring his oh-so-sensible secretary, Imogen, on a tropical business trip!
Imogen's always fancied Tom, but knows he sees her as superefficient…not sexy! Yet on idyllic Coconut Island the white sand and inviting turquoise lagoons are weaving their magic….
Corporate wife Mallory McIver has promised her new husband a businesslike marriage, with no messy emotions involved.
Then Torr announces he's moving to the Highlands of Scotland to restore the derelict castle he's inherited. And he expects Mallory to accompany him….
As Torr swaps his suits for jeans, Mallory is bewildered. She married a sophisticated city type, but in the country he's rugged, capable and altogether gorgeous…. Soon Mallory realizes she's breaking the terms of their arrangement—by falling for her own husband!
Patrick Farr is perfectly happy with his bachelor life, wining and dining beautiful young women. If only he could make them understand that he will never marry for love….
A MARRIAGE OF CONVENIENCE…
Louisa Dennison is the perfect PA. She's also a single mom, bringing up two very demanding kids! So when Patrick proposes, her answer is definitely no! Or is it?
A MARRIAGE FOR REAL?
Patrick's offer could answer Lou's prayers—financial security for life. But will their attempts to avoid love lead them to exactly that…?
Miranda Fairchild has always blended into the background. But she still dreams of finding her fairy-tale prince…. At first glance, her new boss—dangerously charismatic Rafe Knighton—does not fit the bill.
Rafe is beginning to see that there's more to Miranda than meets the eye. Will he give this stubborn Cinderella the happy ending she deserves?
Finn has a very interesting proposition for Kate—not only does he need a live-in nanny, he also wants her to pretend to be his fiancée…Kate's ready to take on a challenge—but she hasn't bargained on a blind-date proposal!
If only Homer hadn't broken Ran Masterson's antique vase…but the devoted mongrel wasn't to know that his mistress couldn't afford to pay for the damage, except by offering her services to the new owner of Kendrick Hall. This would have been fine if he hadn't demanded that she be his wife for the night!
Pandora had a choice: she could either play house or pay up, and she reckoned that masquerading as lady of the manor for twenty-four hours couldn't be worse than owing Ran thousands of pounds. She didn't know then that sharing Ran's bed was part of the bargain….
"Jessica Hart has a great gift for story-telling…I never want to miss one of her books!"
When Serena met Leo Kerslake at a wedding, sparks flew! Wearing a frilly bridesmaid's dress was bad enough, but coping with Leo, the devastatingly attractive best man, was sufficient to make her lose her cool. And then he proposed!
He needed a fiancée—and he was prepared to pay. She was willing to accept—and asked for advance payment! Leo obviously thought she was the most mercenary woman on earth. But Serena was too proud to reveal the truth: she needed the money for a good cause, and she did find Leo very attractive….
"Jessica Hart has a great gift for story-telling… I never want to miss one of her books!"
Clare has risked everything to bring her baby niece to the hot, dusty Australian Outback, and now she wants to stay until Gray's brother is found. But working as Gray's housekeeper is perhaps not the best solution…given that she's starting to wish she was his wife!
Lizzy Walker is delighted when Tye offers her a job. Working for his company could be just what her career— and her bank account—need. Only the job is not quite what she expects. She has to find Tye a bride within two months—or she might have to marry him herself!
Alice Gunning thinks she has a perfect life. She loves her job and her swanky city apartment, and she's about to get engaged. Until one day her boyfriend leaves her, she's fired—and her lottery numbers come up!
Alice heads for a tropical paradise to work out her future. On a sun-drenched beach she encounters Will Paxman— her gorgeous old flame!
When Alice is offered the job of a lifetime back in the city, it's time to choose between her old life—or a future with Will!
Prue wishes she'd never told her English family she would be bringing a gorgeous, rugged Australian home for her sister's wedding. There is no such man! At least, not until Prue meets Nat—and they decide to go to London together…
It sounds like an ideal face-saving plan—until Phoebe and Gib meet. Gib, on a mission to prove he can be "just good friends" with a woman, finds his willpower tested by Phoebe. And Phoebe is having trouble remembering they're only pretending to be in love! It's all set to be a wedding to remember…
Max isn't impressed—not least because Freya is staying in his penthouse. Freya has always been impulsive, but even Max is surprised when Freya decides to fake her own wedding to claim a honeymoon prize! And who, exactly, is she expecting to walk up the aisle with her?
Lefteris Markakis despised English girls, and now Courtney had stepped into his vendetta by intending to entertain tourists at the Villa Athina—which just happened to be owned by Lefteris's arch rival, but was sited on Lefteris's land! Courtney didn't want to leave, but then Lefteris came up with a surprising offer. Could she handle being housekeeper to this arrogant, infuriating but undeniably attractive man? She wasn't sure….
Jessica Hart has a wonderful talent of "building a stunning love story you won't want to see end."
Deborah had lost her money and her passport and she hadn't eaten in twenty-four hours. But should she accept the help of a stranger, especially one who exuded such total confidence in himself?
Gil Hamilton's offer to help Deborah was genuine, but it came with conditions—he'd pay her to pretend to be his wife. The arrangement would help him out of a sticky situation and Deborah out of a precarious one. And, as he constantly reminded her, the arrangement was only temporary. Gil had no intention of really marrying a woman like Deborah. He wanted a sensible wife!
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...
They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose . . .
Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.
Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.
A Love Story for this generation and perfect for fans of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?