Block by block, stitch by stitch, the baby quilt told its story of love. And Emily Miller swaddled her precious newborn within it to provide protection—and to remember the family she and her child were forbidden to see. To Emily, the quilt was a cherished treasure. But to the sophisticated Chicago lawyer stranded on her farm, it could never carry the same value.
Except Justin Sloan seemed at peace in her world. Seemed taken with her simple ways and even simpler beauty. And his affection for her fatherless babe was as tangible as the threads that held the quilt together. But could Justin ever see them together—as a family?
THAT'S MY BABY! Sometimes brining up baby can bring surprises—and showers of love!
Evangeline Hallowell has sworn not to rest until she finds the dirty swindler who conned her sister. So when Colorado's best bounty hunter, J. D. Raven, refuses to help, the determined heiress joins the trail as his "wife"—for better or for worse….
With enemies galore gunning for him, the last thing Raven needs is some stubborn, sass-mouthed hellcat landing them both in bigger trouble! But he soon finds keeping Eva safe is way easier than keeping himself from wanting her….
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?
Maude Ann knew she was in trouble when wounded detective Matthew Dolan was sent to Henley Haven to recuperate. The nurturing foster mom couldn't afford to fall for another man in blue, yet Matt's piercing eyes and gut-wrenching loneliness stirred something deep inside of her. Now it wasn't a question of if she'd surrender to their electrifying passion but when…
And Cale Elliot was the perfect choice to launch her into a life of adventure. Now, since their hasty wedding, the legendary bounty hunter dared her daily to try new things. But would it be wise to fall in love with her own husband?
What was a New Orleans belle like Hanna doing married to a half-breed sharpshooter like him? Cale wondered. True, she needed his wilderness savvy as much as he needed her polish, but how on earth had their convenient business arrangement taken a sharp turn toward "can't live without you" love?
Laura Marshall woke up in a stranger's cabin, with a colossal headache…and absolutely no idea how she got there. All she knew was that there was a handsome doctor at her service. A girl could get used to this! Besides, with Sean by her side, perhaps the past could settle itself. It was the future she wanted to focus on.
IF ONLY HE COULD FORGET
For Sean Reagan, M.D., that dark day four years ago was the one he wished he could forget. It had made him decide, once and for all, that love was not worth the risk. And then came Laura…and he realized that where the risk was great, the reward was even greater…
As they race against time to find answers, unexpected forces pull them apart. Ryan's brothers, Talon and Jonah, rally to help, wanting to end the struggle and finally bring the last perpetrators to justice. But another riddle surfaces, deepening the rift between Ruby and Ryan. Will they salvage their relationship and finally unravel the mysteries surrounding them?
And J.T. Conway struck gold when he found the one woman who could help fulfill his dream. Although being ensconced together in Kate Mahoney's cozy inn sparked a irresistible attraction, gaining this fragile beauty's trust after she'd been shaken by a shocking small-town scandal proved to be the ultimate challenge. But J.T. couldn't walk away from this angelic innkeeper whose soft vulnerability and tantalizing lips wreaked havoc on his heart. Before long, J.T.—who had never before let anyone close enough to soothe his restless soul—got much more than he'd bargained her. Could this elusive bachelor have finally been blindsided by true love?
Vince Lone Wolf is the justice system's last resort. And, in spite of his dangerous reputation, Julia Preston will give her soul if she can borrow him for just one night. Because her brother's life—and the family ranch—depend on Lone Wolf's reputed skills.
Julia's fearlessness and determination make it impossible for Lone Wolf to resist her desperate cry for help. And though he's always prided himself on his independence, she reminds him of everything that is missing in his life.
But can a bounty hunter ever lay claim to the love of a lady?
Seemed sought-after bachelor Graham Knight was suddenly squiring two rambunctious tots around town—and looking somewhat more approachable. How could Holly Beaumont resist the chance to get close to the elusive, irresistible Graham—especially when he looked so adorably rumpled with his twins in tow!
Graham was shocked when he discovered he'd fathered twins three years ago—then was overwhelmed by his new daddy status. Now he watched in awe as warmhearted Holly turned his two tiny terrors into precious darlings. Just what was a man who'd sworn off marriage to do when faced with two kids—and the one woman who could make him say "I do"?
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.
When Laura Michaels tracked her wayward cat to millionaire Royce Burton's estate, she never dreamed her kitty would save her son. For Laura needed a powerful husband to keep custody of her baby—and Royce needed a wife. So the elusive entrepreneur and the down-on-her-luck lady struck a marriage deal—which would remain strictly business, of course.
Except the newlyweds soon found their "hands-off" union did not account for the blossoming feelings developing between them. But Royce had no use for sugary sentiment and gooey emotions! Still, the lovely woman's haunting smile triggered an unfamiliar emotion in Royce—a burgeoning love?
Paradise Valley, that is, where an Irish hellcat with the face of an angel had rescued five orphans…and offered him a life that was more than just duty and danger. But would the truth of his past make their future together impossible?
More legend than lawman, more man than most, John Wolf was a U.S. Marshal who named himself Apache in his soul. And Tara Flannigan knew from the moment she rescued him that he'd bring trouble—and temptation—to her little patch of heaven on earth!
Abigail Trent had never intended to be thirty and still single. So when her colleague Dr. Greg Hastings offered to help her transform from prim-and-proper physician to irresistible temptress, Abigail couldn't refuse. But she never expected that with just one kiss, Greg would make her feel so desirable and special. For the first time in Abigail's life, she was keenly aware of the sensations and longings a man's touch could evoke. Suddenly, she began to hope that what had started out as a Cinderella-esque fantasy could turn into something much more…that maybe Greg was the Prince Charming she'd been waiting for all her life to give her innocence, and her heart.
And now I have to pay his debt.
All I have is twenty bucks in my pocket and the clothes on my back. The bank took the house, and my last living relative was murdered. Knuckles threatened to torture me if I ran. He's counting down the days until he'll claim me...making me treasure my final days of freedom.
But I'm not going to wait around. I'm running like hell.
The greatest lingerie designer in the world is looking for new talent for Barsetti Lingerie. I'm not exactly model material, but maybe I can get a job doing something...and get paid under the table.
But when I meet the infamous Conway Barsetti, he has other plans for me.
Did I just run away from one monster into the arms of another...?
Fletcher Hawk has only one thing on his mind—bounty! The Texas Ranger is in hot pursuit of a woman accused of murder. He'll track her down and claim his reward.
But when he finds Savanna Cantrell, something makes him change his goal. Maybe it's her beauty, maybe it's because she is the cleverest woman he's ever met, maybe it's her innocence—but now he needs to convince her that she needs his help. With dangerous men on their trail, these two fiercely proud and independent people must learn to trust…and to love!
The Lonely Lawman: Handsome, devoted widower Sam Dawson
The Mini-Matchmakers: Sam's darling daughters.
They were determined their daddy marry again, and their new nanny was the ideal choice!
Giving up a mansion was easy for runaway heiress Jessica Walker when it meant taking care of two adorable little girls and their gorgeous daddy. Tender and seductive, Sam Dawson was everything Jessica could ask for in a husband, yet he guarded his fragile heart as fiercely as he protected his girls. Jessica just hoped that the heat of their passion could melt his defenses…before her past caught up with them!
Triplet sisters separated at birth—and reunited by love!
They were gone like a flash in the night. Now Kirsten Laurence was desperately searching for her precious three. And her only recourse was to elicit the help of Detective J. D. Ryder—a man with whom she'd shared a past and from whom she still kept a very special secret!
Though every instinct screamed not to become involved in Kirsten's plight, J.D. could not turn his back on the single mom who still made him long for what he couldn't have. He would help Kirsten recover her missing children…and then he'd walk away. Unless he could admit that the eldest child's eyes strangely resembled his own…and that in Kirsten's arms he could come home at last…!
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.
And when lawman Quinn Callahan got a look at what Piper Sullivan was hiding beneath them, he wanted to sin plenty! The woman was a glory to behold—all sass and bristling passion. But damned if he didn't know he was absolutely wrong for her…!
Desperadoes, careening stagecoaches, gunfire—with Quinn Callahan, Piper Sullivan discovered the excitement never stopped. This rough-and-ready Texas Ranger was completely unlike any man she'd ever known. And riding with him, she was fast becoming a woman she didn't recognize—wild, free and aching for his touch!
And Annie Smith had had a revelation the day she found herself an innocent bystander in an armed bank robbery! Once the danger was over, she discovered there was one thing in her life she had yet to do: fall in love….
Now it seemed everywhere Annie turned, she came face-to-face with sexy Griffin Chase. Not that he was really an
option. After all, Griffin was the heir to the Chase family fortune, while she—well, she was his housekeeper's daughter! Yet somehow this incredibly eligible bachelor had named himself her protector in her mad romantic quest. Could it be the prince she once dreamed of would one day be her man?
Disillusioned with love, single dad Joe Morgan had no time for his instant and unwanted attraction to enchanting dentist Samantha Carter. But Joe needed Samantha's help. His son, Luke, had the crazy idea that Samantha was the magic tooth fairy. And Luke was saving teeth in a jelly jar so Samantha would grant his wish for a mother!
With one tender, unexpected kiss, Joe broke through Samantha's fragile defenses. And spending time with Joe and Luke awoke dangerous yearnings. Samantha knew her own wish was for them to be a family. But that would never happen—unless she could open Joe's wary heart to the magic of love….
Left alone on the Cahill family ranch, Quin believes in making the most of the life he was born to. So, according to his late father's wishes, he's ruthlessly buying all the surrounding Cahill Crossing land he can get his hands on.
Flame-haired Boston heiress Adrianna McKnight wants to forge her own path—from society girl to independent rancher—and has settled on Texas for her fresh start. Her new neighbor, Quin, doesn't like the competition one bit. But she's not going to let an infuriatingly sexy cowboy get in her way!
"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…
Mysterious Mikel arrived out of nowhere. Rescued Rachel's elderly relative. Then stayed on at her remote Michigan farm to see her through the crisis. Yet with her haunted past, Rachel couldn't risk trusting anyone, least of all this elusive loner. For, despite Mikel's studied nonchalance, he certainly seemed a man on a mission….
Mikel's probing questions, his penetrating gaze, warned Rachel to be wary. Still, his heart-stopping kindnesses, his breathtaking sensuality and his own hidden scars from some past betrayal called out to her soul. Though Mikel might expose her every secret, then soon be gone, Rachel ached to be honest with him…and she ached to be his.
That was where Maddie Garret was leading him—not just through the wilds of Texas, but deep into the secret reaches of his heart. But could Texas Ranger Jonah Danhill, half Comanche and all lawman, accept the tragedy of his people's past and still embrace a joyful future spent in her arms?
Maddie knew that her last hope of rescuing her kidnapped sister lay with Jonah. Possessed by a passion for justice, though haunted by sorrows of his own, he was exactly what she needed—a man of strength, a man of courage, a man who could awaken the woman she was meant to be!
The news ripped through Main Street like a midsummer tornado. But Callie Magruder didn't need the local gossip mill to tell her so. She'd felt he was coming. After all, she'd always had a sixth sense when it came to Luke—or maybe it was no sense. Luke was the town's Golden Boy, son of her family's nemesis…and her forbidden first love. And now he was returning with a proposition: marriage! Only, Callie had a ten-year-old secret, one that shared his father's devastating smile….
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.
Though she'd spent a lifetime in her flamboyant twin's shadow, Rachel Hale adored selflessly, single-handedly raising her late sister's son. But with no time for dating, Rachel couldn't give her beloved nephew the daddy he deserved. Until a granite-eyed man from Maine discovered little Dylan was his….
Strong, honorable and stubborn, Jared Carlisle would stop at nothing to claim his kin. Still, knowing how much a boy needed a mother, he proposed making Rachel his bride. In a twinkling, Rachel was sharing a home and a family with Jared. But would she—or only Dylan and her twin—ever share Jared's love?
Ex-lawman Jack McCavett was done with excitement, glad to have his days of adventure behind him. Now he wanted to enjoy his quiet ranch with a restful, respectable woman at his side. But his special delivery was Pru, heiress, suffragette and all-round firebrand. Soon his desire for calm would be left far behind—and his need for Pru would be irresistible!
The stranger at her door swore he was family, brother to the man who'd broken her heart and left her pregnant with twins. Before long, Uncle Mack had won her daughters' affection…and made Heather feel like a woman. But experience had taught her that to love was to lose, and though Mack wanted to form family ties, he didn't seem the type to stay….
He was world famous…wined and dined beautiful women. She wore secondhand clothes, pinched every penny and hadn't dated in years. They couldn't be more different. Yet irresistibly they were drawn to each other. But Heather had traveled this road once before with a Marshall. Was Mack certain heartbreak…or the husband of her dreams?
"Sorry Christian and Gideon, there’s a new heartthrob for you to contend with. Meet Talon. Talon Steel." -Booktopia
"Possession brings Talon Steel's story to a conclusion, wrapping up a thrilling mystery intertwined with some amazingly hot sex scenes... the buildup to the protagonists discovery keeps the pages moving at a rapid-fire pace. " -RT Book Reviews
"I'm dead from the strongest book hangover ever. Helen exceeded every expectation I had for this book. It was heart pounding, heartbreaking, intense, full throttle genius. " -Tina at Bookalicious Babes Blog
"WOAH. Helen Hardt has truly blown me away with this series. It is dark, emotional, intense, horrifying, and utterly beautiful all mixed together. " -Pretty Little Book Reviews
"Such a beautiful torment - the waiting, the anticipation, the relief that only comes briefly before more questions arise, and the wait begins again... Check. Mate. Ms. Hardt..." -Bare Naked Words
"The love scenes are beautifully written and so scorching hot I’m fanning my face just thinking about them." -The Book Sirens
Jade Roberts’s love for Talon Steel is the real deal, and she’s more determined than ever to help him come to grips with whatever is haunting him. To that end, she continues her investigation of the Steels…and unknowingly attracts some dangerous foes from their shrouded history.
Talon loves Jade deeply and longs to possess her forever, so he faces his worst fears and exposes his rawest wounds in an attempt to heal. The road is icy and treacherous, but if he perseveres and comes out whole on the other side, he’ll finally be worthy of Jade’s love.
The untamed passion between the two still blazes, but as the horrors of Talon’s past resurface, Jade and Talon aren’t safe…
Jack Granger's reference to a few stolen kisses haunted Abby Walsh. For being with him and his daughter made her feel like a penniless kid with her nose pressed against the toy-store window. Everything she'd ever wanted was right in front of her, but still completely out of reach.
Well, Abby could hardly complain; the man was only
keeping his promise—keeping their relationship casual. Still, Abby felt a sexual thrill she couldn't ignore. And she'd caught enough heated glances and heard enough strangled sighs to suspect he was suffering as much frustration as she was. Phooey. She'd never been this attracted to anyone. Ever.
But there was no future for them. End of story. Right?
If only it were that simple….
From hired gun to hired groom
Money can't buy love…but it can buy marriage for on-the-run shipping heiress Natalie Blair. Her vicious stepfather's scheming ways have the Louisiana beauty fleeing to Texas to seek out legendary contract gunfighter Donovan Crow. He is dark, dangerous, and marrying him would be the perfect protection…
For Van, the price is right and the spirited woman is impossible to resist. Soon the hardened bachelor can't tell what's more challenging—keeping their legions of enemies at bay or keeping his hands off his fake wife!
Once a dashing, decorated test pilot, embittered Major Hollis "Griff" Griffin no longer gave a damn about anything—except fulfilling his late aunt's eccentric last request, then leaving all lingering, loving memories behind. But he'd need help, dammit, from one Rose Davenport—surely a fluttery old antiques addict.
Yet Rose proved leggy, delectable and mulishly optimistic about restoring castoffs—even unshaven, arrogant, former flyboys like him. Despite her fear of macho males, she bravely evoked Griff's random acts of tenderness, sentimentally spotting a hero beneath his bitterness. But Griff was no hero. So dare he wheedle this wary, wonderful woman into believing they'd share a bed of roses…forever?
“This 48-karat beach read is crazy fun.” —Entertainment Weekly
When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details. One, that his childhood home looks like a palace; two, that he grew up riding in more private planes than cars; and three, that he just happens to be the country’s most eligible bachelor.
On Nick’s arm, Rachel may as well have a target on her back the second she steps off the plane, and soon, her relaxed vacation turns into an obstacle course of old money, new money, nosy relatives, and scheming social climbers.
…between a mysterious Apache, who claims he's a Texas Ranger, and some very angry desperados, she doesn't know who to trust. The last thing Shiloh Drummond wants is a man in her life, although right now this ranger is all she has!
Logan Hawk can't wait to get rid of this feisty female and return to the task of avenging his mentor's death—although he must do the honorable thing and protect her at all costs. But during a long trip to safety that's more rocky than romantic, Logan realizes that he may not really want to let Shiloh go…
When polished Seattle professional Lauren Edwards landed at a wilderness cabin to temporarily caretake her widowed brother's children, she was flying blind, relying on untried instincts to guide her. Until help arrived in the unlikely form of brazen bush pilot Zach McKendrick…whose granite shoulders and mesmerizing maleness marked him a force of nature Lauren hadn't bargained for.
No woman alive could resist Zach's tenderness with the motherless tykes—or the haunting hunger in his quicksilver eyes. Zach evoked longings Lauren had all but abandoned—for marriage, for motherhood. But would this wounded lone wolf ever seek the warmth of hearth and home—or safely settle for tending another man's children?
A loyal son, loving brother and doting single dad, rugged rancher Tate Rawlins was as honest as an Oklahoma day was long. But when Alabama reporter Natalie Grant began investigating his family's secrets, Tate grudgingly adopted deception to protect his unconventional kin from scandal. He would impersonate his half brother--a famous senator's hidden illegitimate son--and stonewall the Southern writer into abandoning her exposé.
But Tate didn't reckon on how badly Natalie needed her story--or how badly he would need her. The leggy redhead lassoed his libido, harnessed his heart, enchanted his motherless son...until Tate ached to make her his. But how could he promise Natalie forever while whispering sweet, loving lies?
He wants to keep me all to himself.
I inspire him in ways no one else does.
Now I'm living with him in his beautiful mansion, and I don't feel like a prisoner anymore. I'm free to do what I want, with some limitations. But he treats me so coldly, seeing me as an object rather than a person.
His family comes by for lunch and he tells me to stay in my room so they won't see me.
But I have a better idea. I'll make them believe I'm his girlfriend, that we live together and we're in love. Unless he treats me better, I'll tell his parents and sister what our arrangement really is.
And humiliate him.
Alexa Quinn wanted much more from life than a society wedding. She was determined to make her busy father see her true worth. So when secrets and lies threatened the good work he was doing, Alexa seized her chance to save not only her father, but herself as well.
Enter Wyatt Cooper—ex-lawman, legendary gunslinger and a fine-looking man! He was the best in the West for stopping trouble in its tracks, but for Alexa he meant excitement, adventure and danger. Just what she was looking for….
Raising horses—not spying on scheming females—was rugged Russ Simon's passion. Still, for his family's sake, he grudgingly agreed to discover whether poor if pretty rancher Marigold Crowley was a gold-digging impostor…or a truly missing heiress.
Cynical-about-women Russ never expected to fall for his golden-haired quarry. With her unsuspecting smile, her soft lilac scent and her innocent love of horses, orphaned Mari seemed hungry for a family, not a fortune. And Russ ached to make her his. Trouble was, could he trust her? Worse, once Mari uncovered his seductive charade, would she trust him?
Independent Josephine Malloy is determined to stake her own claim during the latest Oklahoma land run. But to fend off the countless suitors seeking a wife and homestead she needs a fake fiancé for cover. Enter horse trader Solomon Tremain…
As an undercover Deputy U.S. Marshal investigating land fraud, Sol should probably keep his distance from this firebrand. But when Josie gets in trouble with the law it's Sol to the rescue—although he'll need to make their marriage for real. If only she'll stay out of hot water long enough to say "I do"!
"Helen has given us a series with men that will not only Melt your heart, they will heat up your soul."
-The Book Fairy Reviews
"Made my heart stop in my chest. Helen has given us such a heartbreakingly beautiful series."
-Tina at Bookalicious Babes Blog
Ryan Steel is known in Snow Creek as the handsomest Steel brother with the most jovial personality. Now that his busy grape harvest and winemaking season is over, he's happy to spend time with his family and help his brothers, Talon and Jonah, celebrate their impending nuptials. The Steels are taking a well-deserved break from the conspiracy surrounding them...until an unlikely woman and a long-buried secret shatter Ryan's world.
Detective Ruby Lee has been on her own since she was fifteen. When her past collides with the Steel family's mysteries, she's determined to find the truth. She has her own issues, and she's not looking for a relationship, despite her all-consuming attraction to Ryan Steel. The gorgeous dark-haired man gets under her skin anyway...and he needs her.Together they explore both of their histories, but those pasts could cost them a future.
Like a haunted gunslinger intent on avenging old wrongs, bitter but now filthy-rich outcast Nick Cassidy was back in Kane's Crossing, seeking retribution from the conniving golden boy who'd once framed him and drove him from town. And why not serve justice on a silver platter—by wedding his enemy's pregnant conquest and giving her baby his notorious name?
But Nick's "convenient" marriage to Meggie Thornton, his angelic childhood chum, brought out dangerously heart-melting emotions in him. And the cold comfort of wreaking revenge, then clearing out of Kane's Crossing, soon vied with this rebel's urge to warm himself at Meggie's home fires…with his future family!
To a woman who was all fire, sass and temptation that was a hell of a hello! But army major Rafe Hunter had no choice. Karissa Baxter was a "Sooner" attempting to secure the homestead she wanted before the start of the Land Run, danger—and rules—be damned! But what about what he wanted? And what if what he wanted was her?
WHO DID RAFE HUNTER THINK HE WAS?
All spit and polish, and with Eastern money to boot! Unlike the hardscrabble types Karissa was used to, he could never understand what drove her to go after her dreams. So how had he managed to quick-march his way into her heart?
But the townspeople had other ideas for the new librarian. They thought she was perfect for their most eligible bachelor, Nick Verone. So did Nick's ten-year-old son, Tony. And so did Nick, himself. He was intrigued by the mysterious Dana, and determined to find a way through her reserve. But what he discovers is a wounded and fragile soul. It will take more than his usual charm to convince her that in River Glen—and with him—she has found the edge of forever.
Look for more captivating titles from New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods, including Sand Castle Bay, the first title in her Ocean Breeze series!
Ruby Lee loves Ryan and desperately wants to help him. She’ll do whatever she must to see him through this troubling time, but her own shrouded past still haunts her, and she’s determined to put an end to both of their mysteries once and for all. But the more she uncovers, the more danger she’s in…and she may lose Ryan forever.
And what was solitary, small-town schoolteacher Megan Cahill to do? Naturally, she'd nurture the abandoned infant. But she'd need the police to help locate the real mom…before the tiny mite wiggled its way into her empty heart.
Trouble was, the handsome lawman Megan summoned proved to be her ex-husband—the once-beloved man who'd shattered her most cherished dreams. Worse, working closely with Jake, watching his muscular arms cradle the precious infant, evoked powerful, passionate longings for the love they'd lost. But could one sweet baby heal their painful past and forge them a new future—as a family—forever?
Murder and abduction had introduced Rozalie Matthews to Eli McCain, who'd taken her hostage in a hail of gunfire. Yet as she tended him in a deserted cabin, she knew two things for sure: this rough and ready loner was no outlaw...but he was a thief of hearts!
Eli McCain knew he was probably on every wanted poster in the Rockies by now--for a crime he didn't commit. But no one was going to believe a half-breed mountain man was innocent of anything--except maybe his prisoner, Roz Matthews, a feisty whirlwind of a woman...who swore she'd clear his name!
This navy SEAL is on a top-secret mission of seduction…
David Holloway is used to hard assignments. Now he faces his most difficult yet: cozying up to the soft curves of Swan Jamison. He wants to know the island beauty…in every way. But romancing Swan as part of his SEAL team’s mission tests his honor, even as his feelings become increasingly real. Soon he must make a choice: duty…or desire?
A Westmoreland Legacy Novel
RT Top Pick of the Month!
“Having a relationship begin with a lie is a risky gamble, but Brenda Jackson not only makes this trope believable, she does so with expert writing and a network of evocative characters readers can rally behind.”
— RT Book Reviews on AN HONORABLE SEDUCTION
Or so paratrooper Captain Cal Doyle believed. But seduce tough-talking Nurse Katherine Meehan, who'd tended to him after his copter crash? Impossible! True, they were now next-door neighbors—yet they were years apart. And while Kate had survived breast cancer, Cal had barely survived hell….
So just because Cal caught Kate crying in the rain…and her fussy feline cozied up to him…and the church ladies started matchmaking…and Kate suddenly looked so damn desirable—were those any reasons for a wounded warrior to woo a reluctant older woman? Besides, between Kate's stubborn defenses and Cal's mule-headed machismo, could these two survivors…survive each other?
Rachel St. Raimes is on the run, and Dodge City's no town for an innocent young seamstress. The only place wrongly accused Rachel can hide is with a traveling medicine show. But falling in love with an injured, sexy lawman throws out all her escape plans.
Because once U.S. Marshal Nathan Montgomery learns the truth, there's nowhere Rachel's life— or heart—will be safe.
"As of 2:33 this morning we're hitched."
After a wild night in Vegas, Racy Dillon and Gage Steele had gone and done it. Now they were officially husband and wife. A fact Racy preferred to keep under wraps—at least until they could get the marriage annulled. Even if her new husband was the sexiest lawman this side of Nevada…
Gage had never forgotten the kiss he and Racy had shared back in high school. Apparently neither had she. If the Wyoming bartender wanted out, he wasn't going to stand in her way. Unless he could persuade the reluctant Racy that their impulsive marriage was their true destiny…
He’s a mystery. An enigma.
His very identity is a secret buried beneath layers of deception.
He’s also an addiction I can’t shake. An attraction I can’t fight.
And then I found out exactly who he is—a man more dangerous than the devil himself.
Now I need him in order to save everything that matters to me.
I have to pull back. Protect myself from the danger that haunts his every step.
Which would be easy . . . if I could stop myself from falling in love with him.
Iron Princess is the second book in the Savage Trilogy and should be read after Savage Prince.
"It’s SCORCHING HOT! It’s EMOTIONAL! It’s EVERYTHING you could ever want in an erotic romance! When Meghan March does it up…she does it up RIGHT! Every. Single. Time." ~ Shayna Renee's Spicy Reads
"There is sooo much action, adventure, twists, and turns that will keep you turning those pages...I could not put it down!!" ~ iScream Books
If you thought Savage Prince was gripping and powerful..... hold on to your crown because Iron Princess will dominate you!!! ~ Goodreads reviewer
"Explosive is one way to describe this book! From the beginning to the end, the suspense will keep you hooked." ~ Goodreads reviewer
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Sally Drexler was always running. The proprietor of the Double D Ranch and wild mustang sanctuary had her hands full keeping health, hearth and horses on an even keel. And though she approached every challenge with her chin high and her spirits even higher, it could get lonely. That's when Hank Night Horse came along, singing her tune.
Hank couldn't help noticing the bride's irresistible sister at his best friend's wedding. But this physician's assistant put rodeo riders back together for a living, and could sense that something about Sally was broken. Was his healing touch what it would take to soothe Sally mind, body and soul…and stop her running?
U.S. Deputy Marshal Gideon Fox's first glimpse of the ravishing beauty was like a mystical vision. But when Lorelei Russell identified herself, the lawman in Gideon kicked in—this woman was wanted for murder! He'd have to tame his fierce attraction until justice could be served.
For her part, Lori couldn't believe the injustice of it all. Falsely accused, apprehended by a hard-hearted marshal and, the most unfair part—how her body rebelled every time Gideon was near, making resistance to her gorgeous captor absolutely futile….
Never Trust an O'Malley
For Ally Cabrerra, those were words to live by. But did Troy O'Malley have to be so darn irresistible? Now the sexy rodeo rider believed the night they'd shared had resulted in the start of a family. And he insisted on doing the honorable thing…
For over sixty years the O'Malleys had tried to get their rightful land back from the Cabrerras. Getting married could be a win-win—Ally got to claim her inheritance and Troy got to stake his claim. But his "pregnant" wife had a surprise in store. And so did Troy. Because the longer he held sweet Ally in his arms, the less he wanted their temporary arrangement to end….
In a daring plan, Marshal Jackson Culpepper and his brothers disguise themselves as bandits and rob the corrupt local bank, hoping to root out the real embezzler. Too bad Cassandra Bixby was depositing her life savings that day…
Naturally, Cassie demands an investigation…all the while fighting off her growing attraction to the Texas lawman who, to her frustration, refuses to take her seriously.
Jack is in a bind—he can't very well arrest himself! Was it safe to share his secret with this woman-on-a-mission—the woman he's coming to love?
Attorney Wyatt Gray had his hands full when his eighty-something uncle Leo was almost evicted from his retirement village for serial seduction. The one bright spot was Jane Carlton, whose aunt and grandmother were Leo's love objects. This buttoned-down woman posed an irresistible challenge to Wyatt's playboy ways, so when their relatives eloped, he joined Jane in hot pursuit…hoping that she'd unfasten a button or two en route….
In her financial boot camps for women, independence from men was Jane's mantra. But practicing what she preached around hunky Wyatt was impossible. Sure, they were rushing to Vegas to prevent someone else's wedding—but if Jane wasn't careful, the next trip down the aisle might be her own….