From the moment a baseball smashes through his window, banker Adam Barrington’s life is never quite the same. The guilty party, an eight-year-old tomboy, soon turns his household upside down. But that shock is nothing compared to when Adam discovers who Billie's mother is…
Jane Southwick knows that coming back home won’t be easy, and that living next door to Adam again will be sweet torture. But it’s pure joy to see the delightful bond growing between him and her daughter—despite the guilty secret that clutches at Jane’s heart.
London, 2019. Life has been easy for Maxim Trevelyan. With his good looks, aristocratic connections, and money, he’s never had to work and he’s rarely slept alone. But all that changes when tragedy strikes and Maxim inherits his family’s noble title, wealth, and estates, and all the responsibility that entails. It’s a role he’s not prepared for and one that he struggles to face.
But his biggest challenge is fighting his desire for an unexpected, enigmatic young woman who’s recently arrived in England, possessing little more than a dangerous and troublesome past. Reticent, beautiful, and musically gifted, she’s an alluring mystery, and Maxim’s longing for her deepens into a passion that he’s never experienced and dares not name. Just who is Alessia Demachi? Can Maxim protect her from the malevolence that threatens her? And what will she do when she learns that he’s been hiding secrets of his own?
From the heart of London through wild, rural Cornwall to the bleak, forbidding beauty of the Balkans, The Mister is a roller-coaster ride of danger and desire that leaves the reader breathless to the very last page.
Beth Davis's fairy-tale days are over…or so the single mother of two thinks. She suddenly finds herself on a date with her very own Prince Charming, millionaire bachelor Todd Graham. He's smart, sexy and very eligible—everything a woman could want in a man. But Beth's a suburban mom, and approaching forty… She's not sure if she's Cinderella material.
Todd was supposed to be raising money for charity, not auctioning off his heart, but he never expected to be so taken with his date. Something in Beth's smile captures the Texas tycoon's attention, and suddenly life as a bachelor seems less exciting than it used to. But they're worlds apart, and building a life with Beth isn't as simple as all that. Can these unlikely lovers find their courage—and the fairy-tale ending they deserve?
eligible bachelors in Thunder Canyon: This
rancher turned business whiz makes women melt
like Montana snow on a hot summer day! And
this mover and shaker's many charms aren't lost
on Stephanie Julen, the beautiful young foreman
of Grant's family ranch.
Grant and Steph have known one another
forever, and the senseless tragedy that shattered
both their lives years ago drew them closer
together. But the Canyon's golden boy has
always thought of shy Steph as a little sister.
Stay tuned, loyal readers, to see what happens
when he realizes she's all grown up!
The recluse billionaire of New York
Once, he had everything a man could want. Then, he lost the only thing that he ever loved.
So, he spent four years holed up in his mansion doing the only thing he knew how to do: make money.
We are all wrong for each other. He’s cold, uninterested and demanding.
I’m impatient and inexperienced.
The only thing we have in common is that we both have secrets.
And the closer we get, the more they threaten to destroy us.
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Rancher Jake Masters' adopted daughter is deeply troubled by his wife's death, so when she asks, Jake can’t deny the young girl's anguished plea to meet her birth mother. But granting her wish is damn hard—Jake never asked for this new woman in his life…or for the stunning attraction he feels toward her.
Anne Baker has come a long way from the dirt-poor Texas town where she made the toughest decision of her life, but she's never forgotten her child. And nothing is going to keep them apart now, not even the suspicions of the most aggravating—and compelling—man she's ever known…
Jamie Sanders was finally turning her back on her secret life as government agent to search for who she really was—as a person, and as a woman. But first she had to take on one final mission. She was determined to help the man who had made her into a lethal killing machine—the man who had also awakened the woman within her....
But as she rescued Zach Jones from his foreign captors and tried everything in her power to heal the wounds that scarred him, inside and out, she had to accept what she'd been hiding from for years—that he was what she'd been searching for all along.
There was the time before Tessa met Hardin, and then there’s everything AFTER... Life will never be the same. #Hessa
Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. She’s got direction, ambition, and a mother who’s intent on keeping her that way.
But she’s barely moved into her freshman dorm when she runs into Hardin. With his tousled brown hair, cocky British accent, and tattoos, Hardin is cute and different from what she’s used to.
But he’s also rude—to the point of cruelty, even. For all his attitude, Tessa should hate Hardin. And she does—until she finds herself alone with him in his room. Something about his dark mood grabs her, and when they kiss it ignites within her a passion she’s never known before.
He'll call her beautiful, then insist he isn’t the one for her and disappear again and again. Despite the reckless way he treats her, Tessa is compelled to dig deeper and find the real Hardin beneath all his lies. He pushes her away again and again, yet every time she pushes back, he only pulls her in deeper.
Tessa already has the perfect boyfriend. So why is she trying so hard to overcome her own hurt pride and Hardin's prejudice about nice girls like her?
Unless...could this be love?
Trouble was, Nick relished the part a bit too much. Dizzying kisses, heated glances, tender touches. Minute by minute, Nick's paid performance was feeling all too real. And soon Hannah wanted him to be a husband for life…
"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…
Kidnapped as an infant, Emma Robbins has come to Blackwater Lake to seek out her birth family. But she can't exactly just knock on their door and introduce herself! To bide her time, she fakes her identity and takes a job as a nanny for an adorable one-year old boy—and his incredibly sexy doctor daddy. Now she's really gotten more than she bargained for….
Dr. Justin Flint has sworn off women since his divorce. And while she's the perfect caretaker for his little boy, having Emma under his roof is just way too tempting for the single dad! When an explosive kiss shatters their professional resolve, their mutual passion is revealed. But will their new affection distract Emma from her goal—or make her realize she's found her once and future family?
Uh-oh. Nicole Beauman had overcome a lot of obstacles in her life, and she sure as heck had never backed down from a challenge. But her boss, Zane Rankin, presented an entirely new sort of dilemma. Sexy and charming, he was like chocolate--sinfully good, but bad for her health. Nicki knew Zane didn't want to settle down, particularly not with a girl like her, and she didn't plan to lose her heart to a temporary fling. But when a friendly date got a little too friendly, things got a little bit steamy...and Nicki wound up just a little bit...pregnant. What was a girl to do?
Tessa has everything to lose. Hardin has nothing to lose...except her. AFTER WE COLLIDED...Life will never be the same. #HESSA
After a tumultuous beginning to their relationship, Tessa and Hardin were on the path to making things work. Tessa knew Hardin could be cruel, but when a bombshell revelation is dropped about the origins of their relationship—and Hardin’s mysterious past—Tessa is beside herself.
Hardin will always be...Hardin. But is he really the deep, thoughtful guy Tessa fell madly in love with despite his angry exterior—or has he been a stranger all along? She wishes she could walk away. It’s just not that easy. Not with the memory of passionate nights spent in his arms. His electric touch. His hungry kisses.
Still, Tessa’s not sure she can endure one more broken promise. She put so much on hold for Hardin—school, friends, her mom, a relationship with a guy who really loved her, and now possibly even a promising new career. She needs to move forward with her life.
Hardin knows he made a mistake, possibly the biggest one of his life. He’s not going down without a fight. But can he change? Will he change...for love?
Bodyguard Mike Blackburne can't get enough of the job, especially the danger. After taking a bullet in the line of duty, he accepts his most difficult assignment yet: a peaceful recovery in the suburbs. He manages to avoid the small town and its boring ways…until the charming woman next door slips past his defenses.
When single mom Cindy Jones offers to look in on her neighbor's injured brother, she isn't expecting him to be so difficult…or so drop-dead gorgeous. His won't be the easiest recovery to handle, but it might just be the best favor Kelly ever agreed to!
"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…
Sassy hairdresser Nora Darby had a chip on her shoulder the size of Texas. Abandoned by her dad and betrayed by her fiancé, she was anti-man, anti-marriage and mouthy about it to boot. All of which suited Stephen Remington, M.D., to a tee. Though the townsfolk considered him the ideal candidate to scale Nora's defenses and soften her heart, the sexy widower had vowed never to love—and lose—again.
But their public battle of the sexes led to a night of shocking, private passion…and an unexpected pregnancy…leaving no-strings Nora and love-shy Stephen staring straight down the shotgun of motherhood and—shudder!—matrimony….
Neonatal specialist Nathan Steele thought he'd found happiness—until tragedy struck. A widower, he wasn't looking for a fairy-tale romance. Then he met a mysteriously familiar woman at a fundraiser who raced away, leaving behind a broken high-heeled shoe—and leaving him determined to know everything about her.
Hospital housekeeper Cindy Elliott refused to fall in love—especially with a wealthy doctor who seemed too charming to be true. But one kiss awakened a passion neither of them expected…and now Cindy was expecting the doctor's baby! Earning her trust sure wouldn't be easy, but Nathan was ready to do whatever it took to sweep Cindy off her feet—and carry her into happily ever after.
Tessa and Hardin’s love was complicated before. Now it’s more confusing than ever. AFTER WE FELL...Life will never be the same. #HESSA
Just as Tessa makes the biggest decision of her life, everything changes. Revelations about first her family, and then Hardin’s, throw everything they knew before in doubt and makes their hard-won future together more difficult to claim.
Tessa’s life begins to come unglued. Nothing is what she thought it was. Not her friends. Not her family. The one person she should be able to rely on, Hardin, is furious when he discovers the massive secret she’s been keeping. And rather than being understanding, he turns to sabotage.
Tessa knows Hardin loves her and will do anything to protect her, but there’s a difference between loving someone and being able to have them in your life. This cycle of jealousy, unpredictable anger, and forgiveness is exhausting. She’s never felt so intensely for anyone, so exhilarated by someone’s kiss—but is the irrepressible heat between her and Hardin worth all the drama? Love used to be enough to hold them together. But if Tessa follows her heart now, will it be...the end?
romance rekindled from #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery
Kari Asbury never quite expected to find herself back in her hometown of Possum Landing,
Texas. When she left for New York City eight years ago, she was thinking only of the
bright future that awaited her—certainly not of her ex-boyfriend, Gage, the one she left
without saying goodbye.
Gage Reynolds had planned to propose to Kari on the night of her prom, but instead he
finds himself jilted, abandoned without a word from the love of his life. Shocked,
betrayed and heartbroken, Gage does his best to move on, building a life for himself in
Possum Landing and working his way up to becoming the town sheriff. He's all but forgotten
Kari—until she returns to town to sell her grandmother's house, and turns his carefully
built world upside down. When sparks begin to fly between the ex-lovers, Kari and Gage
find that although they have a troubled history, the passion that reignites between them
may be too hot to resist.
But to young Katie Fitzgerald, the sun rose and set on rugged Jack Darby. Jack was her childhood hero, her secret teen beau. But he hadn't loved her enough to leave their feuding families behind, and blinding heartbreak had led her into another man's arms—and 11 years of loneliness.
FRATERNIZING WITH THE FITZGERALDS WAS FORBIDDEN…
When Katie returned to the ranch next door, emotions tore through Jack like a Texas twister. Anguish over her youthful betrayal, tenderness for her shy son—and a hunger so deep it hollowed him out. But hadn't 11 lonely years taught him he was a fool to love a Fitzgerald?
Tessa and Hardin have defied all the odds, but will their fairy tale ending be turned on its head? AFTER EVER HAPPY...Life will never be the same. #HESSA
It’s never been all rainbows and sunshine for Tessa and Hardin, but each new challenge they’ve faced has only made their passionate bond stronger and stronger. But when a revelation about the past shakes Hardin’s inpenetrable façade to the core—and then Tessa suffers a tragedy—will they stick together again, or be torn apart?
As the shocking truth about each of their families emerges, it’s clear the two lovers are not so different from each other. Tessa is no longer the sweet, simple, good girl she was when she met Hardin—any more than he is the cruel, moody boy she fell so hard for. Tessa understands all the troubling emotions brewing beneath Hardin’s exterior, and she knows she’s the only one who can calm him when he erupts. He needs her.
But the more layers of his past come to light, the darker he grows, and the harder he pushes Tessa—and everyone else in his life—away. Tessa’s not sure if she really can save him—not without sacrificing herself. She refuses to go down without a fight. But who is she fighting for—Hardin or herself?
After spinning a tall tale about her life, answering service operator Cathy Eldridge can understand why millionaire recluse Stone Ward enjoys their nightly phone calls. She, too, treasures the moments when he bares his soul to her. They’ve built an intimate friendship, though they’ve never met in person. But then a twist of fate brings her face-to-face with her fantasy man…and into his home. Stone is many things, but mostly he’s out of reach—rich, good-looking and mysteriously sexy. What on earth would he ever see in her? Cathy is determined to transform herself into the woman she pretended to be all along, but she isn’t the only one with a past to overcome….
Look for E L James’ passionate new love story, The Mister, available now.
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.
All-pomp-no-play Princess Alexandra Wyndham gets a royal wake-up call when a letter arrives at the palace, alleging the rightful heir to her throne is alive. Now she must travel to the ranch of the most majestic man she’s ever met. Cowboy Mitch Colton might be the key to finding her missing brother…if she can keep her focus on the search instead of the sexy rancher.
Mitch is tight-lipped when it comes to the whereabouts of his elusive stepbrother—the suspected long-lost heir!—but he grudgingly opens his home to Alexandra. He can't seem to resist the regal beauty, and it isn't long before he opens his heart to her, as well. But can their romance survive their abiding differences…and the revelation of a royal baby on the way?
A Royal Baby on the Way was originally part of the Royally Wed miniseries, which also featured the following titles:
Undercover Princess by Suzanne Brockmann
The Princess's White Knight by Carla Cassidy
The Pregnant Princess by Anne Marie Winston
Man…Mercenary…Monarch by Joan Elliott Pickart
A Royal Masquerade by Arlene James
A Royal Marriage by Cara Colter
A Royal Mission by Elizabeth August
The Expectant Princess by Stella Bagwell
The Blacksheep Prince's Bride by Martha Shields
Code Name: Prince by Valerie Parv
An Officer and a Princess by Carla Cassidy
bestselling author Susan Mallery.
All Haley Winthrop wants is a chance at building a home and family. So, after
corresponding with a wealthy rancher, Lucas Stone, she finds herself in a stagecoach bound
for Montana, where she will become Lucas's wife. But before she even arrives her coach is
held up by a bandit. And he doesn't want money; he wants Haley. He has some disturbing
things to tell her about her future husband…
Jesse Kincaid is only interested in one thing: to take revenge on the man who had his
father killed. So he lies in wait and kidnaps the man's fiancée from her passing
stagecoach. But he didn't count on the bride-to-be, Haley, being so beautiful, so
beguiling. Can he convince her that she's about to marry the wrong man before it's too
All former marine Jake Hunter wants is peace and quiet. But when his business-minded mother sends her assistant Cassidy Moore from Boston to see him about a long-standing family dispute, chaos ensues. Their attraction rages out of control as a snowstorm strands them on his Montana ranch.
Flash-forward fourteen months: Cassie can't bring herself to tell Jake she's had his child. But when his mother interferes again, Cassie rushes back to Jake…just in time for another blizzard—and for the Christmas spirit to open one reclusive cowboy's heart.
Jilted by her ex-fiancé, Jessica Holcomb finds refuge at her former brother-in-law's beachfront Southern California mansion. There she discovers country superstar Zane Williams still hunkering down after the devastating loss of his wife.
These two wounded souls find their easy friendship healing. So Jess's sudden attraction to Zane comes as a complete shock. Even more shocking, Zane's acting like a jealous boyfriend, running interference with men who show interest. Is he just being overprotective? The answer becomes clear when Jess ends up in his bed…
His second mistake had been surrendering to passion after warning Willow to run away. Because a woman like her deserved better than a one-night stand. She believed in soul mates. He trusted no one—needed no one. And not even Willow was going to change him!
Look for Susan Mallery’s new Fool’s Gold trilogy, starting in June with Just One Kiss from Harlequin HQN! And don’t miss the series prequel novella, Halfway There, coming in May 2013!
I thought I would finally be free, finally get my life back.<br>But Balto has other plans for me. Now I'm his prisoner. He'll keep me and enjoy me as long as he wants.<br>Until Lucian gives him back the Skull Diamond.<br>I never want to return to Lucian again, not after being with a man like Balto. The only chance I have is to become more valuable than that diamond, to have Balto want me enough not to trade me back to Lucian.<br>But can I ever compete with a diamond worth billions?
D. J. Monroe has to be at the very top of her game: it’s her job and her life to teach people how to defend themselves. She needs to be the best—trained and the most highly skilled fighter in order to protect herself and others. So when Special Forces expert Quinn Reynolds defeats her, she vows to give him whatever he wants in exchange for his instruction. After all, if he can best her, she has to do better.
But he wants the one thing D. J. isn't prepared to give—herself. Quinn asks too many questions. Makes her feel too much. He sees through too many of her defenses. And what he offers is a lifetime of happiness. But can D. J. trust him enough to seize that chance?
Book 10 in Susan Mallery's Hometown Heartbreakers series
Look for E L James’ passionate new love story, The Mister, available now.
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?
up, finding yourself and falling in love
Haley Foster has lived her entire life for other people. Her preacher father and the
residents of her tiny hometown have an opinion for everything, including what she should
do, what she should wear and even the person she ought to marry. Somewhere along the way,
she's lost her sense of self. But not anymore. Now Haley is determined to live on her own
terms and do all the things good preachers' daughters don't do—starting with Kevin Harmon.
The injured US Marshal needs a ride from Kansas to his home in Texas. Haley has a car, and
she owes him a favor. And he knows a lot more about being bad than she does. A few days
with just the two of them in her tiny convertible and intimate hotel rooms… It'll be fun,
it'll be passionate and it will be an unforgettable experience.
At least, that's her plan. He just doesn't know it yet.
Which made her grandmother’s offer of a million dollars to whichever Nelson sister married him a big problem….
Look for Susan Mallery’s new Fool’s Gold trilogy, starting in June with Just One Kiss from Harlequin HQN! And don’t miss the series prequel novella, Halfway There, coming in May 2013!
Toby Fortune Jones has no problem with commitment. He's committed to his ranch, to his family and to the three foster children he's taken in! Lately, though, he can't seem to stop thinking about making a little time for dating. Specifically, one very particular, blue-eyed single gal…
Twenty-four years old and Angie Edwards still can't figure out what she wants to be when she grows up. She's tried her hand at everything—even helping Toby out with his adorable brood on occasion. Folks in Horseback Hollow have called her the Queen of First Dates, but now she thinks she might have met her match in the sexy cowboy! Is she ready for true love—and a full house?
Wolf Patterson and Sara Brandon are archenemies from ages ago, but mischievous fate has brought the tall rancher with the pale blue eyes together with the dark-haired beauty—on nearby Wyoming and Texas ranches. At first, sparks fly, but despite Wolf's misguided notions about the spirited Sara and her indignance over the assorted injustices he has thrown her way, a truce—of sorts—forms. Suddenly Sara notices Wolf's face, while not conventionally handsome, draws her like no other man has ever attracted her. And Wolf sees into the vulnerable soul that Sara hides from the rest of the world.
They are two passionate people with a talent for falling out. Will love be the spark they need to create what they both want the most…a family?
New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery
When firefighter Jordan Haynes rescues Holly Garrett's mischievous
cat, Mistletoe, from her burning apartment, he winds up in the
hospital. Holly, a shy, innocent 28-year-old, feels so bad about
Jordan's injuries that she stops by his hospital bed and begins
visiting him at home, as well. Soon she's not only preparing his
evening meals but also giving him sponge baths, and she definitely
isn't prepared for the sexy glances Jordan throws her way or the
feelings that he awakens in her.
Jordan knows that Holly is awkward and inexperienced, but there's
something so bewitching about her, and he just can't let her be alone
for Christmas. No, he can play the needy patient for as long as it
takes to convince Holly to keep him company through the holidays—if
Look for E L James’s passionate new love story, The Mister, available now.
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.
Twelve years ago, Chrissy Phillips gave up a baby boy for adoption, but she’s never gotten over it. Now, invited to be part of Brandon’s life by his adopted family, Chrissy finds herself falling for his adoptive father, Josh Daniels, a handsome widower. But is Josh’s heart still buried with his late wife, or will he be able to start again and let them become a family?
Originally published in 2007
Love under the Texan sky
Underneath her bubbly carefree facade, there was more—much more—to the champagne girl. Catherine Blake had high personal standards, including a sense of duty to her widowed mother, which brought her back to Comanche Flats, the family ranch.
Once she'd returned, her stepbrother, Matt Kincaid, only complicated matters. Matt demanded that she stay on at the ranch, under his watchful eye. But Catherine had a job offer waiting for her in New York City. There was only one thing that could keep her on a dusty cattle ranch in Texas—the love of the rangiest cowboy in the Lone Star State!
tale of starting over and finding love where you least expect it.
Carly Spencer is almost 40, and her life hasn't exactly gone as planned. Weeks away from
her big birthday, she finds herself on the brink of divorce—from a husband whose need to
“find himself” apparently involves leaving his family and his job so he can sail to
Hawaii—and on her way back to her childhood home with her smart-mouthed teenaged daughter,
Tiffany, in tow. At least her hometown can offer her the serenity of the ocean.
Chatsworth-by-the-Sea, a sprawling B&B on the rugged northern California coast, is where
Carly grew up. Now that life has thrown her a massive curveball, she's decided to help her
widowed mother, Rhonda, run the place. But between Tiffany's teenage angst and Rhonda's
incessant nagging, Carly's homecoming proves to be anything but peaceful. And when she
decides to use the rumors that Chatsworth is haunted to drive new business, she winds up
with a real-life ghost hunter as a guest. A stunningly attractive ghost hunter, who seems
just as interested in Carly as her haunted house…
Nanny Casey Thomas learned the hard way never to get too close to her work. But that was before she laid eyes on her devastatingly handsome boss, Blake Decker—not to mention his troubled orphaned niece, Mia. And to Casey's surprise, doing battle with Mia's arrogant uncle makes her heart rate soar as much as her temper.
Wealthy attorney Blake Decker thinks a nanny is just another employee. The last thing he expects is to be drawn to the irresistibly headstrong woman who insists he be more than a halfhearted father. As Casey coaxes Blake to open his heart to his niece, the nanny might just inspire him to open his heart to her as well….
Winter Roses—Handsome rancher Stuart York was never one to mince words. Ivy Conley, his younger sister's best friend, found that out the hard way. During a night's stay at his Jacobsville ranch, Ivy wound up in Stuart's arms. Knowing she was too young for him, Stuart closed his heart to her. Now, years later, Ivy is determined to be treated like a grown woman. But can she tame the one man determined to avoid her embrace?
Cattleman's Choice—Carson Wayne has come to Mandelyn Bush with the ultimate request: he needs her to teach him how to treat a lady. There's no doubt he asked the right person. Beautiful Mandelyn is as polished and feminine as Carson is rough and reclusive.
It's too intriguing a challenge for Mandelyn to turn down. She's always been curious about what lies beneath the outlaw's hard shell. But what she didn't count on were her own feelings for the irresistible rebel.
The last thing Devlin Hunter expects is to find himself in a marriage of convenience. But he just wants to do the right thing for Noelle Hunter, a young woman who has just lost everything at the worst possible time. He certainly didn’t anticipate that his beautiful bride would be the one to capture his heart…
Originally published in 2006
In his powerful arms, Abby began to move past her terror and enjoy his touch. If only his attentions stemmed from love instead of pity. Abby didn't want Cade's charity. She hungered for that other, all-consuming blaze of love she'd sparked in him one summer night a lifetime ago….
The rebel of the Marcelli family, Joe never joined his sisters Katie, Francesca, and Brenna in running the winery business. Instead, he chose a life of military service. But now that this handsome, headstrong former Navy SEAL has received a new, undercover assignment -- protecting none other than the commander in chief's daughter -- he finds himself stationed back at the California vineyard he defiantly left behind. First-daughter Darcy Jensen has been placed in hiding at the Marcelli Winery after surviving a kidnapping attempt . . . and now it's Joe's job to keep the fearful, fiery beauty out of harm's way. Begrudgingly, Joe heeds his presidential order -- until "babysitting" Darcy proves to be the greatest pleasure he's ever known. How can Joe protect Darcy from danger, when he's falling dangerously in love? And can Darcy trust that Joe's intentions are true -- when no one else's have ever been?
For the Marcelli sisters of California wine country, the season is ripe for romance!
Of all the Marcelli sisters, the only one who dreams of running the family's winery is Brenna—and she's about to get her chance. But taking the helm at Marcelli Winery is tougher than she bargained for—especially when she butts heads with her grandfather, whose Old World ways dictate that a male should inherit the business. In need of some fast capital in order to prove her grandfather wrong, Brenna turns to Nic Giovanni, her family's nemesis...
Years ago, she ended her secret relationship with Nic, choosing loyalty to her family over the hot passion they shared. But now he's back in her life, he's loaned her a million dollars, and their feelings for each other are stronger than ever. Brenna must find out for herself: Is Nic the love of her life? Or the schemer who could topple the Marcelli dynasty—and break her heart?
Meet the Marcelli family in a wonderful series that's warm, witty, and stunningly sensual. Look for The Sparkling One, The Sassy One, and The Marcelli Bride, all available from Pocket Star Books!
Montana rancher Tate Hollister was the grouchiest man that widowed Maggie Jeffries had ever met. It’s Christmastime, and Maggie was determined not to let her Scrooge-like neighbor ruin her young son’s holiday. Nearly ten years old, Blake adored Tate for some reason Maggie couldn’t fathom.
But there’s more to Tate than his brusque manner. As the holiday season progressed, Maggie discovered that Tate—with his smoldering black eyes and roguish good looks—wasn't completely immune to the Christmas spirit. In fact, his loving embrace might just be the gift of a lifetime…