Ebony is an Australian supermodel. She is also Alan Carstairs's ward. Once they were close, but now it is no secret in Sydney's glamorous fashion world that Ebony and Alan are openly hostile toward each other.
What nobody knows is that Ebony and Alan are caught up in an obsession for each other. However, both can no longer bear the pain of their all-consuming passion, and each has a plan to break free. Ebony intends to leave Alan, while he is determined to make her pay for those years of tortured desire.
But sometimes a bitter end leads to a new beginning…and where there is hatred, there can be love….By the author of HEARTS OF FIRE.
The owner of the biggest underground casino.
He's the kind of man who gets what he wants. He's got the best poker face in the world.
Now he wants me.
When things become too intense, I hit the brakes and make a run for it.
But one problem...he won't let me go.
Now I belong to Bosco Roth.
Samantha didn't want to leave her job—or her boss, Guy Haywood. But how long could a woman wait for a man to return her love? Then Guy revealed a desperate secret that gave Sam an opportunity, if not to have his love…to have his child.
But the business of conception was anything but business—and much more pleasurable than either of them had been ready to accept. Facades began to crumble and forbidden emotions came into play as Guy discovered his cool, conservative assistant was all fire—and that the flames between them would not be controlled.
"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…
When her fiancé ditched her, Olivia's world was blown away—and with it, her natural caution. She went to the office party…and ended up making love with her handsome boss!
Not that Lewis protested. Soon he and Olivia had more than a working relationship—top of their agenda was an affair!
But Olivia had a secret: their first reckless encounter had led to something unexpected—she was having his baby!
She's sexy, she's successful…and she's PREGNANT!
"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…
Ethan Grant seemed to have no place in his life for women, except as expensive playthings. So Abby shouldn't have been surprised when Ethan, her boss, offered to pay her to attend a conference with him—and demanded that she pretend to be his lover!
There were plenty of shocks in store during that weekend. Suddenly, Ethan wanted Abby in his bed for real. But it also became clear that he had another date on his mind, too—with an old flame…. Was Abby just a pawn in his game of vengeance?
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?
When handsome bachelor Dr. Jason Steel took up residence in the small Australian town of Tindley, he soon knew who he wanted as his wife. Though Emma Churchill hesitated when Jason proposed, he was prepared to wait a month before she gave him her answer. The thought of making love to his virgin wife on their wedding night appealed to a part of him he'd never known existed…
"The chemistry in Melt is explosive!" - RT Book Reviews
"Melt has earned a solid place at the top of my MUST-READ list! " -Angel Payne, USA Today bestselling author
"Just when you have one question answered more are brought to life keeping you one the edge of your seat page after page." -Wicked Babes Blog
"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
"Ms. Hardt has continued to weave her web in this installment, and the results are every bit as good…or perhaps better…than what we have seen so far. With every answer, there is another question. " -Bare Naked Words
"Melt. That is definitely a proper name for this book. Not only did I melt many times while reading it, I also went up in flames." -Tina at Bookalicious Babes Blog
Jonah Steel is intelligent, rich, and hard-working. As the oldest of his siblings, he was charged by his father to protect them.
He failed in the worst way.
Dr. Melanie Carmichael has her own baggage. Although the renowned therapist was able to help Jonah’s brother, she is struggling with feelings of inadequacy. When the oldest Steel walks into her office seeking solace, she can’t turn her back.
As Melanie and Jonah attempt to work through their issues together, desperately trying to ignore the desire brewing between them, ghosts from both their pasts surface…and danger draws near.
Adam had always been in love with Bianca, but his feelings weren't quite returned. Bianca did care for him, but as a best friend. His was the shoulder she'd cry on, and he never let her down….
Until the day Bianca confessed she'd told her mother they were married, and would Adam mind playing the role of her husband while her mom was in town? Adam minded a lot! Suddenly he was not the friend Bianca had always taken for granted. He'd turned into a ruthless stranger—who demanded that throughout their two-week "marriage" they share a bed!
I walked to my apartment and took a short cut down an alleyway.
That was the worst mistake of my life.
Four men grabbed me. I fought them off, but when the barrel of a gun was pressed between my eyes, I knew the game was up.
But then a man appeared from the shadows and scared the men away like rats.
Tall, dark, and handsome.
His name is Bosco Roth.
He just saved my life, but he didn't do it for free.
He wants something in return.
A kiss. A hot and passionate kiss right up against the wall.
But that kiss is just the beginning.
The onetime teenage tearaway has transformed
himself into a successful,wealthy Sydney lawyer.
When Jake comes back into Angelina's life, she senses
that he won't welcome the news that their brief
youthful passion left her pregnant. He only wants an
affair. However, the intense sexual attraction between
them is too hard to deny—can Angelina let Jake have
her body, but keep her secret to herself…?
"Marry me now. Or I'll walk out of your life forever."
Claire Jardine's wedding day was supposed to be the happiest day of her life, but her whirlwind courtship had her reeling: who was the real Trader Benedict? Her perfect partner or a ruthless blackmailer? And why had he chosen Claire to be his bride? His glamorous companion Phoenix seemed a far more suitable candidate. As she stood at the altar with Trader, the time had come to answer the most important question of her life: did she dare take this man?
Just a little sex…? No. For vulnerable Zoe Simons it's a whole entire night of pure unadulterated sex. With the gorgeous stranger staying in the beach house next door. Zoe craves the comfort, the passion, the sexual healing that only Aiden Mitchell can deliver.
Just a lot of sex…! Yes. Shockingly Aiden now wants a week of Zoe—and her beautiful body. He's determined to bind her to him—physically, emotionally, sexually. No taboos for seven days. To prove to her that lust—with the right man—does lead to love.
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.
Our glittering new six-part saga set in Australia continues. This, and every novel in the set, features a gripping romance that stands by itself, as the passions, scandals and hopes that exist between two fabulously rich families are revealed. But you'll also find yourself hooked throughout the series, as Gemma Smith searches for the secret of her true identity and fights for ruthless seducer Nathan Whitmore's love….
Celeste Campbell had lived on her hatred of Byron Whitmore for twenty years. Revenge was sweet—until news reached her that Byron was considering remarriage. Suddenly she found she could no longer deny all those long-buried feelings for him. Worse, she knew she wouldn't stop at desire! Nathan, however, had convinced himself that was exactly where Gemma's feelings for him ended. Though when Gemma overheard him talking with his ex-wife, Lenore, as if they were lovers, she knew for certain just how much she had always really cared about Nathan….
When plain-Jane Alex McGuire indulged in an innocent flirtation with a staggeringly perfect stranger, she never expected their paths to cross again.
Meek and dowdy Alex was the ideal distraction for Gabriel Cruz in his heady playboy days…. But, now that he's running the Cruz family business, frivolous distractions are a thing of the past.
So on Alex's first day of her new job she not only finds her perfect stranger is her boss…but she must tell him that their short affair left a lasting impression!
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.
But Antonio was unaware that Paige had secretly been in love with him for years-and neither was prepared for the explosion of passion between them...!
There was a fifty-fifty chance Bandar would recover. With weeks to go before starting treatment, he would distract himself with a trip to Australia, where he'd indulge in his favorite pastime: a woman in his bed and at his command, a slave to his legendary lovemaking…. That was where Samantha Nelson came in.…
"Made my heart stop in my chest. Helen has given us such a heartbreakingly beautiful series." -Tina at Bookalicious Babes Blog
"Each book unfolds leaving readers feeling immensely satisfied." -Pretty Little Books Blog
"Helen outdid herself with Burn." -My Girlfriend's Couch Blog
Jonah Steel is knee deep into trying to solve the mystery surrounding his family and his brother’s abduction, and the arrival of his best friend has complicated the situation…although not as much as his infatuation with his brother’s therapist, Dr. Melanie Carmichael. The quiet humility of the blond beauty has him enthralled, and he burns for her as he never has for any woman.
Melanie Carmichael is intelligent and driven, yet filled with regret. She has fallen in love with gorgeous Jonah Steel, but fears she may never be able to tell him. The demons from her past have come for her…and she may not get out alive.
Leonardo Parini…until she overhears a
conversation suggesting Leo was once in love
with his late brother's wife. At first Brooke can't
believe her handsome husband could betray her,
but soon she has heartbreaking proof…
Dare she believe her heart or should she believe
the ugly rumors surrounding her husband?
Brooke decides to save her marriage! Not by
confronting Leo with her suspicions, but by
giving him all he wants in bed!
"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
"The love scenes are beautifully written and so scorching hot I’m fanning my face just thinking about them."
-The Book Sirens
Jonah Steel has fallen in love with Melanie Carmichael but refuses to make a commitment until he has solved the mystery of his family’s past. A new threat has surfaced, and he needs to eliminate it.
Melanie loves Jonah but has yet to surrender completely to his needs. Still, she wants a promise that he can't yet make. While the ghosts of her past still hover around her, she joins him on his quest for answers. Together, they vow to find the truth.
But the deeper they dig, the more danger they uncover…
How could popular Josie Williams arrive dateless at her class reunion? Hiring Callum McCloud for the night was the perfect solution. The lean, sexy hunk was hers for a few hours of dinner, dancing and pretend kisses. But when he ended the evening making heated love to Josie, she was ready to hire him again!
And the icing on the cake!
Callum escorted her only as a favor—he's no gigolo, just a globe-trotting engineer. But after a taste of Josie he can't say no to a repeat performance. Especially when she shows him her sexual fantasies wish list—and he's hell-bent on making every sizzling wish come true!
Except what will happen when they realize their mutual lust has turned into something more?
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?
her…in a game of cards!
TV star Rico Mandretti has wowed Sydney with his charm, good looks and love of cooking. However, besides pasta, the wealthy Italian-Australian harbors another passion! Renée Selensky despises him but he can't get her out of his head. If only he could seduce her and thereby forget her…
Then Rico wins a game of cards—and Renée into the bargain. Now she's Rico's for a month—as his mistress, in his bed… and at his mercy!
"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.
Justin McCarthy is a magnet for every man hunter in Sydney…they picture themselves spending his millions and cuddling up to him at night!
Rachel is Justin's idea of the perfect assistant. That is, until he pays for a complete makeover…one that unlocks the beauty within! Where once he was happy to have Rachel safely behind her desk, now Justin wants her across his…wild and willing. But then fantasy becomes reality, and Justin hasn't counted on love becoming part of his agenda!
"I hate you Greg Prescott…I just hate you."
Five years ago, Greg had deceived Abbie, and now fate had delivered even crueler blows. Abbie's sister and brother-in-law had been tragically killed, and Abbie found herself in America, as the joint guardian of her beloved twin nieces…a guardianship she shared with Greg. He wouldn't hear of her taking the little girls back to England. But if she wanted to stay with them she was faced with a cruel alternative—a loveless marriage to Greg, who made it quite plain that he expected to share her bed….
Though he's superrich and supereligible, marriage hasn't been on Russell McClain's agenda. Instead the handsome Sydney tycoon is focused on personal revenge—and Nicole Power, his sworn enemy's daughter, is central to his plan. She will pay for her fraudster father's sins. Russell will ruthlessly seduce her, bed her and discard her….
But when Russell's desire for Nicole becomes very real and very strong, one night is not enough. However, making Nicole his willing wife might just satisfy his need for vengeance….
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.
Nicolas Dupre thought he'd left his past in a small Australian bush town far behind. He'd made billions as a theatrical entrepreneur in New York and London. But then he received a request to return to Rocky Creek, and everything he'd tried to forget came rushing back….
Including Serina, whom he hadn't seen since that last night when they'd shared passion like hungry animals. Nicolas had never gotten over her, or how she'd wronged him. Here was his chance to claim one final bedding, and closure….
Only, Serina had a secret that could change his life….
Married to a Stranger!
Dorian Oliver had a job to do and Jake Prince was not going to stop her! But then Dorian found herself in a situation with only one solution: she had to become Jake’s wife! Jake made it clear that he was more than willing to make love to her, but Dorian wanted more, much more, than a few nights of bliss in his arms.
Even though they both knew their marriage was a sham, Dorian found herself wishing that pretense could become reality. Now all she had to do was convince Jake that marriage to a stranger could last for a lifetime…!
Originally published in 1992.
Perhaps Sebastian was planning to make love to Jessica, now that she was set to inherit Aunt Lucy's fortune? Jessica was determined to ignore her treacherous longings. Maybe the disturbing attraction she felt toward him would wear off, once she got used to his incredible charm and looks….
When a beautiful brunette wheeled a baby carriage into Dominic Hunter's office, he knew he could not have forgotten making love to her! But Tina was convinced that Dominic was Bonnie's father—even if he did insist on denying paternity—and she was determined to make this heartless seducer face up to fatherhood.
Heartless? Even Dominic couldn't resist baby Bonnie, whether she was his or not. Seducer? Suddenly Dominic couldn't resist being that, either; never before had he wanted a woman—Tina—so much....
Isabel boldly asked Rafe to accompany her on what was to have been her honeymoon. Love wasn't part of the deal, but handsome, arrogant Rafe St. Vincent could help her to forget that she'd been jilted. Only, the honeymoon was soon over...because it seemed as if, accidentally, Isabel might have conceived Rafe's child....
A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
“Beautifully written and incredibly funny, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is about the importance of friendship and human connection. I fell in love with Eleanor, an eccentric and regimented loner whose life beautifully unfolds after a chance encounter with a stranger; I think you will fall in love, too!” —Reese Witherspoon
No one’s ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine.
Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.
But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.
Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the smart, warm, and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes. . .
The only way to survive is to open your heart.
When Molly transformed herself into a striking redhead, the entire male population of Sydney stood up and took notice! But her new look was for Liam Delaney's benefit alone; she loved him and she wished he felt the same about her.
However it was passion that Molly inspired in Liam! And the fact that he thought she had another male admirer only made him desire her more. Though Molly had never rushed into a physical relationship with any man, perhaps the time had come for seduction? Madeover Molly might be, but deep down inside she was just an inexperienced virgin….
More than she should.
I've done unforgivable things to her, treated her like livestock I bought at the market. I made her tend to my needs without question.
To make up for it, I should let her go.
But even now I can't.
Instead, I want her to marry me.
Whether she wants to or not.