Sylvie's sister, Margot, was determined to become an actress. She refused to live in Greece with her husband, Leon Petronides, and their small son. So Sylvie found herself going to Greece to look after the boy.
The Petronides family was not thrilled with the substitution…but Sylvie soon won them over, especially Leon. Andreas Petronides, his brother, was a different story.
He resented Sylvie's attentions to Leon. In fact, he seemed to suspect Sylvie's motives. The only explanation for his attitude never even occurred to Sylvie…
However, Demetri's attempts to dig beneath Joanna's coolly beautiful exterior reveal few clues as to the nature of her relationship with his father. She's giving nothing away…except an unwitting sexual attractiveness that Demetri finds hard to resist….
Few of Beth's students would have recognized her as the seductive charmer who crashed a posh London party, commanded the immediate attention of Alex Thiarchos, brazenly seduced him…and disappeared.
But her mission was accomplished. She was pregnant. And she was happily and quite determinedly alone. Surely the haunting image of her first and only lover—the father of her child—would fade in time?
Wrong. A campus tragedy brought Alex back into her life, stirring needs, desires and complications Beth didn't want. Now Alex knew heartache firsthand, and this time he wouldn't let her go!
What had he said? "We are married, Ryan. I suggest we attempt to salvage something from the wreck."
But friendship was something she and Alain could never share, and she shrank from his pity.
If all he could offer was friendship for appearances' sake, there was no future for either of them.
Rhia couldn't refuse to impersonate her sister—after Valentina had fled—to aid in Glyn Fraser's recovery. It was Val's fault the young man had been blinded in a car crash.
Jared Fraser, Glyn's autocratic uncle, who had flown in from Canada to take charge, saw it that way, too. And even if conscience-stricken Rhia hadn't agreed, Jared would have found a way to make her.
Soon, however the simple well-intentioned deception got way out of hand. And for Rhia the problem wasn't Glyn—it was Jared!
Now Demetri needs an heir and demands a divorce. But they have one last night together—for old times' sake….
However, that one last loving has dramatic results. How can Jane tell her soon-to-be-ex-husband that she's pregnant with his child?
Antonia was devastated to learn that the very attractive man she had met at Celia's party was none other than Reed Gallagher, Celia's fiance. He hadn't acted like a man in love, but perhaps their sort of people behaved differently. And Antonia was very definitely not their sort.
Although she resolved to forget Reed, Antonia couldn't escape him. He invaded her life and her heart. And despite her guilt feelings, she soon discovered she couldn't live without him.
Nor could she live with herself for wanting another woman's man.
But a real man needed a real woman — and Rachel was determined to win him back. She would seduce him, and let him love her. And maybe she'd conceive — and carry to full term — Jack's much-wanted baby.…
Santino had made it clear that he had not married her because she wanted a real wife, but a companion for his small daughter—but why, oh, why had he done it at all?
Searing desire still flared between them. But how could they indulge it again…when their passion had led to an unexpected pregnancy, with an equally unexpected twist?
Soon, however, she felt she had jumped from the frying pan into the fire. Dom Carlos had a feudal attitude toward women in general and Christina in particular, and the last thing she wanted was to find herself falling in love with him. And what of the meek Portuguese girl in the background—Don Carlos's fiancee?
Perhaps that was why he had succeeded where other men had failed. If Laura had not been so naively flattered by Jason's attentions three years ago, she might have recognized him sooner for what he was, instead of being so easily deceived.
Now, because of her sister's involvement with his philandering brother-in-law, she had no choice but to confront Jason and ask for his help. But help came only on his terms.
Suddenly Jason's exotic, Hawaiian island home felt more like a prison than a paradise…
Then Rosa Chantry knocks on his door and throws his world upside down. His desire for her is strong, but his conviction that he cannot satisfy a woman is stronger.
But Rosa is persistent, and so is Liam's need for her. She is determined to ease his fear that the past has robbed him of his power as a man….
All she had to do was to go to Trinidad and pretend to be the granddaughter of the wealthy Brandt St. Vincente for four weeks and the money she needed would be hers.
But when Sophie met the disturbing Edge St. Vincente, who thought she was his niece, and fell in love with him, she realized that perhaps it wasn't going to be that simple after all….
Dallas always felt responsible for her young sister, Jane. But Jane's announcement that she was expecting a baby by rich, young Paris Stavros—and then the news of his death in a car crash—was just too much for her.
So, when Paris's father took over responsibility, taking both girls to his private island at Lexandros, Dallas was in no position to argue.
Something about this forceful man antagonized her. She had to be grateful—but she didn't want to be attracted to him!
Now Michael was dead, and Julie and her small daughter, Emma, had come home again—only to learn that Michael had appointed Robert as the child's guardian. As luck would have it, Emma took to her uncle at once—but Julie was afraid of her own heart. True, he would soon marry the so suitable Pamela Hillingdon, but that only added to the agony. Julie was soon forced to admit that her attraction to Robert was as wild and strong as ever.
How could she stand this impossible situation?
Andre's eyes darkened, "You're still a member of this family. You're a Sanchez."
Rachel shook her head. "I'm not. I'm Rachel Jardin!"
"You're Rachel Sanchez!" announced Andre harshly.
"I have plans for you, and you will do as your father wanted and follow them!"
"And if I disagree?"
"You'll be destitute. You've no money, on your own admission, you've no money, and I won't pay another cent into your London bank!"
Rachel felt defeated. "You're a brute!" she said unevenly. "I hate you, Andre Sanchez!"
"You'll say that once too often, Rachel." Without another word he brushed past her and went out the door, slamming it behind him.
Martha's voice was uneven, trying to conceal the fact that he was succeeding. She'd been tricked into this confrontation with her husband, and his proposal amazed her.
After five years apart, she was being virtually forced to rejoin her wealthy Greek husband as his wife. Along with their small daughter, Josy.
Martha realized her feelings for Dion were as deep as ever. But how could she once again cope with Dion's strong passionate nature if getting their child back was his only reason for wanting her?
But Olivia's bid for independence was swiftly rejected. Richard replied with the hard assurance of a successful businessman. "I've paid for your upbringing, Olivia, and everything you possess. I expect to collect the dividends from my investment."
Olivia gazed at him in disbelief. She was his stepsister, the only person he truly loved. She had always been spared his ruthlessness. Why now did Richard intend to control her, to use her in a way that both shocked and frightened her…?
When Juliet meets broodingly handsome Italian Raphael Marchese, there is an instant and dangerous attraction between them. But because of the pretense Juliet has agreed to in order to help a friend, Rafe mistakenly thinks she's a gold-digger who's engaged to another man!
However, the tension between Juliet and Rafe is stronger than reason, and it erupts. Raphael makes love to her—passionately and savagely. He reasons that though he can never have her, he can enjoy the pleasure of her body…
Abby considered her marriage over. Why couldn't Rachid just accept the fact and give her a divorce?
In the two years since she left Abarein, the Middle East country where Rachid was crown prince, she'd tried to rebuild her life. Now Rachid had come to reclaim her—fiercely opposing divorce, urging her to return.
But the reasons for her leaving were still valid. Nothing had really changed. Except maybe Abby herself. And it was her own traitorous response that finally gave her no choice!
Rachel Clairborne is a blonde beauty but, tired of being judged on her appearance, she's never let a man close. For the moment she's focused on finding her mother, who abandoned her family for the sultry paradise island of St. Antoine.But soon St. Antoine works its dark magic on Rachel, too, in the shape of irresistible Matt Brody. For the first time ever, she wants to give herself to a man. But Rachel can only look, not let herself be touched…because Matt clearly knows something about her missing mother…
"You're still the most beautiful woman I've ever seen," Ben told Shelley. And admittedly she was more than flattered by his interest in her. But how could she take him seriously?
Ben couldn't love her. She was five years older than him, a friend of the family's, for heaven's sake. Ben was simply fulfilling a fantasy from when he'd been eighteen and infatuated with Shelley. And he was ruining his engagement in the process.
Shelley's nerves were ready to break. For everyone's sake she'd have to do the right thing.…
What if she turned the tables by making a play for Diane's latest lover? She knew she hadn't the other woman's glossy, superficial beauty, but Joe Castellano certainly seemed attracted enough to Olivia! The only problem was, the more she got close to Joe, the more she wanted him totally for herself.
Jake is tall, dark and…dangerous—and he wants virginal Eve. His touch leaves her aching for more, but her secrets hold her back. But how long can she resist Jake's intense, exotic brand of seduction…?
Alexis Roche was no helpless victim. He was a seasoned hunter committed to the chase. He found out Rachel's name, address, even where she worked and set out to systematically change her whole life. First he toyed with her engagement, and then he closed in on he dangerously frazzled emotions.
Rachel's mind bid her to run…but her heart was tiring from the chase.
Common sense warned Matt not to get involved, but then a newspaper article revealed that Sara was in fact the wife of a rich man and missing, feared kidnapped. Matt knew he couldn't abandon Sara; she needed his protection. And as the atmosphere became erotically charged between them, Matt also realized that, though he mustn't touch Sara, he couldn't let her go….
The only thing to do, Susannah decided, was to make a new life for herself, so she took a job as governess to a young Spanish girl which would take her to live in Spain for a while.
She was horrified, on arriving at her destination, to realise that the child was Fernando's daughter; that he was very much married; and that she was going to meet him again at any moment. What was she to do now?
Five years ago Abby Laurence would have given anything to be Luke Morelli's mistress. The taste of his lips and the burn of his touch offered a safety and sanctuary she craved more than anything. But Luke's love was off-limits, because Abby was married to another man…
…no longer denied?
Now Luke is back. He's never forgotten Abby's betrayal and he's determined she will pay for her lies. Finally free of her husband, there is only one way that she can make amends… An affair might have been illicit once, but she's Luke's for the taking now!
Helen winced at the frank assessment of her chances for romantic happiness. For she had loved Heath since childhood, and as she'd grown into a woman, her emotions had deepened and changed in ways she was only starting to understand.
Suddenly Helen wanted more than the warm affection Heath had always given her—she wanted the heat of his passion.
But Heath thought of her as a child—and when he finally saw her for the woman she was, he sent her away…
Ashley could hardly believe she was actually seeing her son. Circumstances had forced her to give him up at birth seven years earlier to her deceased husband's wealthy Arab family.
Now the unexpected sight of Hussein with his uncle, Prince Alain, thoroughly shocked her. No longer was her son an image buried in Ashley's heart: he was there; he was real.
And Alain was no longer a memory but as disturbing—and unforgiving—as ever. This time, Ashley resolved, I'm not going to lose either of them.
A FORBIDDEN TEMPTATION by Anne Mather Jack Connolly isn't looking for a woman—until he meets Grace Spencer! Trapped in a fake relationship to safeguard her family, Grace knows giving in to Jack would risk everything she holds dear… But will she surrender to the forbidden?
CARRYING THE KING'S PRIDE (Kingdoms & Crowns) by Jennifer Hayward Prince Nikandros is about to be crowned when the royal rebel discovers the consequences of his last night with beautiful Sofía Ramirez. Whisking pregnant Sofía to Akathinia at once, the prince will legitimize his new rule…with a wife and child!
BOUND TO THE TUSCAN BILLIONAIRE (One Night With Consequences) by Susan Stephens Gardener Cassandra Rich captures tycoon Marco di Fivizzano's attention the moment he sees her! In her boss's arms Cass blossoms as she finds the freedom she craves—but when she discovers she's pregnant, she realizes she's bound to the billionaire forever!
THE SECRET THAT SHOCKED DE SANTIS (The Throne of San Felipe) by Natalie Anderson Army lieutenant Stella Zambrano's life changes forever when she realizes she's pregnant. Her baby bombshell is the result of a sensual afternoon with Prince Eduardo De Santis… And with an out-of-wedlock heir on the cards, the playboy prince will demand marriage!
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A DANGEROUS TASTE OF PASSION by Anne MatherCaribbean island Orchid Cay is all Lily Fielding's ever known. But an intriguing newcomer promises a sensual awakening for the unworldly vicar's daughter… Dangerous Raphael Oliveira should resist Lily's beauty. But soon Rafe's intense passion and dark past threaten to destroy them both!
MARRIED FOR THE GREEK'S CONVENIENCEBrides for Billionairesby Michelle SmartMatchmaker Elizabeth Young is horrified that her disastrous marriage to Xander Trakas was never actually annulled! Elizabeth will not give in to the fire that still burns between them—until she learns that guardianship of Xander's nephew depends on their marriage!
A CHILD CLAIMED BY GOLD One Night With Consequencesby Rachael ThomasNikolai Cunningham isn't going to let photographer Emma Sanders uncover his Russian family history, regardless of their potent attraction. Suspicions aroused, Nikolai casts Emma out—unaware that she's pregnant! When all is revealed, Nikolai will legitimize his heir—with a gold wedding ring!
DEFYING HER BILLIONAIRE PROTECTORIrresistible Mediterranean Tycoons by Angela BissellMarietta Vincenti is furious when security tycoon Nicolas César rescues her from her stalker. After losing the use of her legs, she can survive anything! But beneath Nico's cold exterior, Marietta senses a kindred spirit. He soon unearths an unknown passion in Marietta…
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MORELLI'S MISTRESS by Anne MatherLuke Morelli is back and determined that Abby Laurence will pay for her past betrayal. Finally free of her husband, there's only one way she can make amends… Their affair was once illicit, but she's Luke's for the taking now!
THE SHEIKH'S LAST MISTRESS by Rachael Thomas Destiny Richards never imagined her job with charismatic Sheikh Zafir would lead to an out-of-this-world night in his arms. But when their scorching affair has unexpected repercussions, powerful Zafir must convince his mistress to stay…before their nine months are up!
THE MOST SCANDALOUS RAVENSDALEThe Ravensdale Scandals by Melanie MilburneHotshot lawyer Flynn Carlyon relishes a challenge and must get feisty Kat Winwood to accept her rightful place as a Ravensdale heir. He'll use any means he can to get Kat to bend to his will, including addictive, spine-tingling seduction!
A TYCOON TO BE RECKONED WITH by Julia James Bastiaan Karavalas loves the thrill of the hunt—yet his seduction of Sarah Fareham isn't purely for pleasure. Performer Sarah hides behind her stage persona, but will it be enough to safeguard her fragile heart once Bastiaan's intentions are revealed?
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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.
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.
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...
Finally, the highly anticipated follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Beautiful Disaster.
Can you love someone too much?
Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died: Love hard. Fight harder.
In Walking Disaster, the life of Travis is full of fast women, underground gambling, and violence. But just when he thinks he is invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees.
Every story has two sides. In Beautiful Disaster, Abby had her say. Now it’s time to see the story through Travis’s eyes.
Despite Blake Landon's controlling ways, the young and wealthy hacker finally won the trust of the woman he loves. Internet entrepreneur Erica Hathaway broke down the walls that kept her from opening her heart and her business to Blake.
Ready to start this new chapter in her life, Erica is determined not to let anything come between them, even if that means giving Blake back some of the control he craves in and out of the bedroom.
But when demons from her past threaten their future, Erica makes a decision that could change their lives forever.
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?
"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…
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?
Erica has given Blake her trust and her love, determined that they will conquer any challenges together. But when he demands more and tests the boundaries of her commitment, she is forced to face the dark desires he's kept hidden.
As their bonds grow tighter, their enemies close in. With Erica's start-up in danger, Blake's frustration grows as he tries to protect her from those who would ruin her only to get to him. Can their relationship survive when Blake's enemies cross the line and threaten more than her livelihood?
Determined to overcome a difficult past, Erica Hathaway learns early on how to make it on her own. Days after her college graduation she finds herself face to face with a panel of investors who will make or break her fledgling startup. The only thing she didn't prepare for was going weak in the knees over an arrogant and gorgeous investor who's seemingly determined to derail her presentation.
Billionaire and rumored hacker Blake Landon has already made his fortune in software, and he's used to getting what he wants with very little resistance. Captivated by Erica's drive and unassuming beauty, he's wanted nothing more since she stepped into his boardroom. Determined to win her over, he breaks down her defenses and fights for her trust, even if that means sacrificing a level of control he's grown accustomed to.
But when Blake uncovers a dark secret from Erica's past, he threatens not just her trust, but the life she's fought so hard to create.
"Sorry Christian and Gideon, there’s a new heartthrob for you to contend with. Meet Talon. Talon Steel." - Booktopia
"Hardt delivers a brand-new series with rugged cowboys and scintillating sex. Talon and Jade’s instant chemistry heats up the pages..." -RT Book Reviews
"This book is so raw and addictive! Hands down my new favorite series this year." -Meredith Wild, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
"Ms. Hardt weaves magic with her keyboard and what remains is a beautifully written first installment about two people who are broken but not destroyed... How Hardt weaves the past with the present, while keeping the reader guessing about the secrets the brothers barricade from others, is flawless." -Heroes & Heartbreaker
"This one totally ignited a flame inside me and tore me to SHREDS....buried secrets and harsh realities that test this couple will leave readers gripping the edge of their books and hoping and praying for a miracle... " -Pretty Little Books
"Talon has hit my top five list... up there next to Jamie Fraser and Gideon Cross." -Angel Payne, USA Today Bestselling Author
"CRAVING is the jaw-dropping book, you NEED to read!" -New York Time Bestselling Author Lisa Renee Jones
"Talon is a sexy, intriguing leading man and Jade, our lady left at the altar is a sweet and relatable girl you just want to hug. Together they build a steaming hot relationship you really root for from the first chapter!" -CD Reiss New York Times Bestselling Author
After being left at the altar, Jade Roberts seeks solace at her best friend's ranch on the Colorado western slope. Her humiliation still ripe, she doesn't expect to be attracted to her friend's reticent brother, but when the gorgeous cowboy kisses her, all bets are off.
Talon Steel is broken. Having never fully healed from a horrific childhood trauma, he simply exists, taking from women what is offered and giving nothing in return...until Jade Roberts catapults into his life. She is beautiful, sweet, and giving, and his desire for her becomes a craving he fears he'll never be able to satisfy.
Passion sizzles between the two lovers...but long-buried secrets haunt them both and may eventually tear them apart.
–Meredith Wild, #1 NYT Bestselling Author
It’s really simple. I needed money. A lot of money. One million dollars to be exact. The amount didn’t matter. All that mattered is that at the end of that price tag held my father’s life.
No money. No life.
The time limit was one year. On January 1st I had to pay up or my Father was going to be killed.
When you’re faced with an ultimatum like this, you do whatever you have to do.
And that’s exactly what I did.
The job…Exquisite Escorts. My role, serve as high priced arm candy to anyone that can afford the $100,000 price tag for a month of my company. Sex is optional (for me) and a 20% increase on the price.
Mia Saunders just barely escaped a paltry life back home in Las Vegas until she gets the call that her Father has been beaten to within an inch of his life for not paying his gambling debt. Problem is, the lone shark is her lousy, ruthless ex-boyfriend. Another guy in a long line of men she’d fallen head over heels for. Not anymore. Mia’s mission is simple. Serve as a high-priced escort for her Aunt’s company and pay monthly against her Father’s bad debt. A month with a rich man who she doesn’t have to sleep with if she doesn’t want to? Easy money. At least that’s the way it was supposed to go.
Each installment in the Calendar Girl Serial will release every month throughout 2015. The stories will feature Mia, told from her perspective as she continues her journey as an escort to twelve clients in twelve different locations.
Warning: This book is designed for audiences 18+ due to language and graphic sexual content.