Protecting the streets of Haven Point isn't just a job for police officer Wyn Bailey, it's a family tradition. But lately she's found herself wanting more, especially from her boss—and overprotective brother's best friend—sexy chief of police, Cade Emmett. The only problem is getting Cade to view her as more than just a little sister.
Cade's hands-off approach with Wyn isn't from lack of attraction. But his complicated past has forced him to conceal his desire. When Wyn is harmed in the line of duty, Cade realizes the depth of his feelings, but can he let his guard down long enough to embrace the love he secretly craves?
India Sommers once had the perfect family—until an ex-boyfriend broke in and shot her husband. Not only did that cost her the man she loved, a respected heart surgeon and the father of her child, but she also feels responsible. Charlie died because of the people she hung out with before she had the strength to change her life.
Just after moving to Whiskey Creek with her little girl, Cassia, to start over, she's learned that her ex-boyfriend's trial ended in a hung jury. He's getting out of jail; he could try to find her again. And that's not all that scares her. She's extremely attracted to her next-door neighbor, but Rod Amos is the handsome "bad boy" type that's given her so much trouble in the past. If she got involved with him, her in-laws would sue for custody of Cassia.
India has to keep her distance from Rod—but the more she gets to know him, the more difficult that becomes.
A historic cruise ship, a haunted ship, the Celtic American Line's Destiny, sets sail from the Port of New Orleans—with a killer on board.He's known as the Archangel Killer because of the way he displays his victims in churches. And how he places a different saint's medallion on each body. No one knows exactly who he is or why he's doing this.
Jackson Crow—head of the FBI's Krewe of Hunters, a special unit of paranormal investigators—is assigned to the case, along with local agent Jude McCoy. Then Alexi Cromwell, who works in the ship's piano bar, is drawn into the situation when a victim's ghost appears to her—and to Jude. She and Jude share an attraction, and not just because of their mutual talent.
There are many suspects, but one by one they're ruled out… Or are they? In the end, Jude and Alexi have to rely on each other to catch the killer and escape his evil plans for Alexi.
TEMPTED BY HER INNOCENT KISS
Devon Carter was Ashley Copeland's first and only love, but her dreams of newlywed bliss are crushed by the discovery that their marriage is another of Daddy's business deals. Refusing to stand by as their passions fade, Ashley decides to play the role of perfect wife, hoping her new husband will truly fall in love. But Devon doesn't recognize the steely society wife at his side. He misses the bubbly, ambitious woman Ashley used to be, and he's determined to rekindle the smoldering fire in her eyes, especially now that she's having his child….
UNDONE BY HER TENDER TOUCH
No strings attached? Yeah, right. Pippa Laingley should have known better. When an unplanned evening of passion with Cameron Hollingsworth results in an unplanned pregnancy, she's at a major crossroads. She knew going in that the sexy entrepreneur didn't do commitment, that emotions weren't part of the deal, but then she discovers why: he once had a wife and child—and lost them both. Tragically. Cam is convinced he stands to lose it all if he lets his guard down and opens his heart again. But Pippa doesn't see the difference between pushing someone away and losing them for good, and she's determined to show Cam how lasting love can be.
Workaholic Cassidy Corelli was a virgin…until her one night with Gavin Kavanagh. Now the daughter of a Vegas mogul has two little problems—the twins she's carrying! When her father disowns her, she's left with only one place to go—back to Gavin.
But the millionaire's been burned before. He wants a paternity test. Until then, he's determined to keep this woman out of his bed—for his own good. But once he's enjoyed a perfect passion, can a starving man deny himself one more taste?
With the life he's led and the muscles he's gained, Armie Jacobson isn't afraid of anything. Except maybe Merissa Colter's effect on him. It's not just that she's his best friend's little sister. Fact is, she deserves better. Women pursue him for one night of pleasure, and that's all he wants to offer. Until rescuing Merissa from a robbery leads to the most erotic encounter of his life.
Good girl meets bad boy. It's a story that rarely ends well. But Merissa is taking matters into her own hands. No matter how he views himself, the Armie she knows is brave, honorable and completely loyal. And as past demons and present-day danger collide, they're both about to learn what's truly worth fighting for…
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?
With a career and a relationship in ruins, Jubilee Hamilton is left reeling from a fast fall to the bottom. The run-down Texas farm she's inherited is a far cry from the second chance she hoped for, but it and the abrasive foreman she's forced to hire are all she's got.
Every time Charley Collins has let a woman get close, he's been burned. So Lone Heart ranch and the contrary woman who owns it are merely a means to an end, until Jubilee tempts him to take another risk—to stop resisting the attraction drawing them together despite all his hard-learned logic.
Desperation is all young Thatcher Jones knows. And when he finds himself mixed up in a murder investigation, his only protection is the shelter of a man and woman who—just like him—need someone to trust.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens brings you the third installment in THE ADVENTURERS QUARTET, continuing the drama of Regency-era high seas adventure, laced with a mystery shrouded in the heat of tropical jungles, and spiced with the passionate romances of four couples and their unexpected journeys into love.
Captain Caleb Frobisher, hedonistic youngest son of a seafaring dynasty, wants to be taken seriously by his family, and understands he has to prove himself sufficiently reformed. When opportunity strikes, he seizes the next leg of the covert mission his brothers have been pursuing and sails to Freetown. His actions are decisive, and he completes the mission's next stage—but responsibility, once exercised, has taken root, and he remains in the jungle to guard the captives whose rescue is the mission's ultimate goal.Katherine Fortescue has fled the life of poverty her wastrel father had bequeathed her and come to Freetown as a governess, only to be kidnapped and put to work overseeing a child workforce at a mine. She and the other captured adults understand that their lives are limited by the life of the mine. Guarded by well-armed and well-trained mercenaries, the captives have been searching for some means of escape, but in vain. Then Katherine meets a handsome man—a captain—in the jungle, and he and his crew bring the sweet promise of rescue.
The sadistic mercenary captain who runs the mine has other ideas, but Caleb's true strength lies in extracting advantage from adversity, and through the clashes that follow, he matures into the leader of men he was always destined to be. The sort of man Katherine can trust—with her body, with her life. With her love.The first voyage is one of exploration, the second one of discovery. The third journey brings maturity, while the fourth is a voyage of second chances. Continue the journey and follow the adventure, the mystery, and the romances to the dramatic end.
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"Stephanie Laurens plays into readers' fantasies like a master and claims their hearts time and again." —Romantic Times Magazine
For Callie Grey, coming to grips with her age means facing the fact that her boyfriend-slash-boss is way overdue with a marriage proposal. And that she's way off track, because Mark has suddenly announced his engagement to the company's new Miss Perfect. If that isn't bad enough, her mom decides to throw her a Big Three-Oh birthday bash…in the family funeral home.
Bad goes to worse when Callie stirs up a relationship with the town's single—yet not so warm and fuzzy—veterinarian, in order to flag Mark's attention. So what if Ian McFarland is more comfortable with animals? So what if he's formal, orderly and just a bit tense? Friendly, fun-loving and spontaneous Callie decides it's time for Ian to get a personality makeover. But, dang—if he doesn't shock the heck out of her, she might actually fall for Georgebury, Vermont's unlikeliest eligible bachelor….
When naive Polly Dixon lands in the desert kingdom of Dharia clutching an ornate ring—the only link to her hidden past—she never expected to be arrested and deposited at the feet of the country's formidable ruler!
I thee blackmail!
King Rashad is suspicious of desirable Polly, but her possession of the ring has caught the imagination of his country. They believe that Polly is the bride he's been waiting for, so Rashad begins a fiery sensual onslaught to melt away Polly's resolve and have her begging to walk down the aisle!
If there's any place that can convince Angela Harold to stop running, it's Ransom Canyon. And if there's any man who can reveal desires more deeply hidden than her every fear, it's Wilkes Wagner. Beneath the rancher's honorable exterior is something that just might keep her safe…or unwittingly put her in danger's path.
With his dreams of leaving this small Texas town swallowed up by hard, dusty reality, all Wilkes has to show for his life is the Devil's Fork Ranch. Though not one to let false hope seduce him, he can't deny the quiet and cautious beauty who slips into his world and changes everything.
Lauren Brigman finally has freedom at her fingertips. All she needs is Lucas Reyes's attention—a look, a touch, some sign that she's more to him than a girl he rescued one dangerous night. But now it's her turn to rescue someone, and the life-altering decision may cost her more than a chance with Lucas.
Cold Creek is a place with a dark history, especially for the Lockwoods. Now adults, the three Lockwood sisters are still recovering from the events that led to the destruction of their family when they were children. Determined to move forward, Tess and Kate are making fresh starts, ready to put bad—even deadly—memories to rest and settle happily in the small but booming town. And they're hoping their older sister, Charlene, can do the same.
Char is back in town seeking comfort as she figures out her next move. A social worker used to difficult situations, she soon runs afoul of some locals who think she's sticking her nose where it doesn't belong. She's certain something sinister is being covered up, and when she witnesses Matt Rowan being run off the road, she knows she's right.
Working together, Matt and Char figure uncovering the truth will be dangerous, but living in Cold Creek won't be safe for any of them until its secrets are revealed.
When hotshot reporter Max Malone gets a rare shot of Buckmaster Hamilton with a blonde woman near Beartooth, Montana, he chases down one of the senator's daughters to verify that the woman is his supposedly long-dead first wife. But Kat Hamilton won't give him the time of day, let alone any information about her mother.
With his tousled blond hair, sexy stubble and an old straw cowboy hat topping off his long, lean frame, Kat can just tell Max isn't used to female sources denying him anything. But when her own life is put in jeopardy, it's Max who comes to her rescue. Seems someone is prepared to kill to keep the past in the past. Kat can't deny she needs Max to find out what happened to her mother, but will getting closer and closer to each other lead them to the truth…or to danger?
Esther Abbott was backpacking across Europe when she was
approached about being a surrogate. Desperately in need of the money, Esther agreed. But
when the deal falls apart, she's left pregnant and alone, with no one to turn to…except
the baby's father!
Learning he is to have a child with a woman he's never met is a scandal
Italian billionaire Renzo Valenti can't afford. Following his recent bitter divorce and
with an impeccable reputation to maintain, Renzo has no choice but to claim the
child…and Esther as his wife!
Texas toy mogul Wes Jackson is on the brink of a billion-dollar breakthrough—until a sinister anonymous tipster reveals Wes is a dad! Suddenly his family-friendly company is in crisis and Wes's sole focus is finding the daughter he never knew. But confronting the child's mother, Isabelle Graystone, means resisting a chemistry that is as fierce as ever.
Wes's failure to commit sent Belle running five years ago. Now he's back, making himself indispensable and stoking Belle's deepest passions. But is his interest in her part of a bigger ploy?
For Susannah Quinn, heartbreakingly handsome detective Christian Cavanaugh O'Bannon is trouble that she doesn't need. Still, her CSI instincts tell her a serial killer's on the loose, so she agrees to work this case with Chris through long days—and even hotter nights. But his reckless charm is allowing him perilously close to her darkest secrets.
Going by the book has never been freewheeling Chris's style, so an unofficial partnership with Susannah is just what he needs to stop a vicious murderer in his tracks. While he struggles to win the beautiful blonde's trust, mutual desire puts them both in harm's way…
Julia Quinn will love this “sinfully sexy” novel by New York Times bestselling author
The dust of the Cabot sisters' shocking plans to rescue their family
from certain ruin may have settled, but Prudence Cabot is left standing in the rubble of
scandal. Now regarded as an unsuitable bride, she's tainted among the ton. Yet this
unwilling wallflower is ripe for her own adventure. And when an irresistibly sexy American
stranger on a desperate mission enlists her help, she simply can't deny the
The fate of Roan Matheson's family depends on how quickly he can
find his runaway sister and persuade her to return to her betrothed. Scouring the rustic
English countryside with the sensually wicked Prudence at his side—and in his
bed—he's out of his element. But once Roan has a taste of the sizzling passion that
can lead to forever, he must choose between his heart's obligations and its forbidden
If practice makes perfect, Connor Garrett should be world champion of being alone. Since losing his wife he's concentrated exclusively on his family's ranch. Until Felicity Foster needs a place to stay and Connor invites her to move in temporarily. That's what friends do. What friends don't do? Start fantasizing about each other in their underwear. Or out of it…
Since high school, Liss has kept her raging crush in check. But helping Connor rebuild his life only reinforces how much she longs to be a part of it. One explosive encounter, and she'll discover that getting what you always wanted can feel better than you ever dreamed…
Being rescued by a good—looking, bad—boy firefighter isn’t how Samantha Bennett expected to start her stay in Knights Bridge, Massachusetts. Now she has everyone’s attention—especially that of Justin Sloan, her rescuer, who wants to know why she was camped out in an abandoned old New England cider mill.
Samantha is a treasure hunter who has returned to Knights Bridge to solve a 300—year—old mystery and salvage her good name. Justin remembers her well. He’s the one who alerted her late mentor to her iffy past and got her fired. But just because he doesn’t trust her doesn’t mean he can resist her. Samantha is daring, determined, seized by wanderlust—everything that strong, stoic Justin never knew he wanted. Until now…
Look for The Spring at Moss Hill, the latest story in the Swift River Valley series by Carla Neggers, where spring is the time for fresh starts and new beginnings.
Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan, two of the FBI's most valuable agents, are preparing for their next big assignment—their wedding—when Colin's brother Mike alerts them that onetime friends from his military past are on Sharpe and Donovan home turf on the Maine coast. Now private security contractors, they want to meet with Mike. One of them, an FBI agent named Kavanagh, is supposed to be on leave. What is he investigating—or does he have his own agenda?
Mike zeroes in on Naomi MacBride, a freelance civilian intelligence analyst who, aside from a few hot nights, has never brought him anything but trouble. Newly returned from England, Naomi clearly isn't telling Mike everything about why she's snooping around his home town, but he has no choice but to work with her if he wants to uncover what's really going on.
But the case soon takes a drastic turn—Emma is targeted, and a connection surfaces between Naomi and Kavanagh and a recently solved international art theft case. Not every connection is a conspiracy, but as the tangled web of secrets unravels, Emma and Colin face their greatest danger yet. With everyone they know involved, they must decide who they can trust…or lose everything for good.
Every family needs its black sheep, and Austin "Lucky" McCord is happy to oblige. The bad-boy bull rider lives fast and loose, until his business partner leaves him an unexpected bequest. Suddenly Lucky is sharing custody of two children with Cassie Weatherall, one of the few homegrown women he hasn't bedded. And not from lack of trying…
Cassie fled her messy past to become a celebrity therapist in LA. So why does it feel so right to come back and share parenting duties—and chrome-melting kisses—with a man she's striven to avoid? Loving Lucky always seemed like a sure bet for heartache. But for this perfectly imperfect family, Cassie might just gamble with everything she's got.
Three little words are all it takes to threaten Prince Raphael DeSantis's secret life of pleasurable hedonism, ruin the state of a nation and find him bound to a waitress.
To prevent yet another international incident following on the heels of his convenient—and very broken—engagement to a suitable princess, Raphael must now make his mistress his bride!
But heartsore Bailey Harper won't come willingly. This arrogant prince will have to use every provocative trick at his disposal to seduce her into submission—and return to his country with Bailey as his wife!
When rakishly handsome Raff Quinlan accidentally knocks down Rhea-Jane, he whisks her back to his country manor to recuperate. Her beauty beguiles him and the passion between them is instantly sizzling! Curious about his mystery houseguest, Raff learns that Rhea-Jane needs a job and offers her a position as his personal secretary…
But Raff is unaware that Rhea-Jane hides a secret. And the tighter the desire coils between them, the harder it will be for either of them to walk away unscathed!
Originally published in 1991
Forced to his knees in agony whenever he speaks the truth, Gideon can recognize any lie—until he captures Scarlet, a demon-possessed immortal who claims to be his long-lost wife. He doesn't remember the beautiful female, much less wedding—or bedding—her. But he wants to…almost as much as he wants her.
But Scarlet is keeper of Nightmares, too dangerous to roam free. A future with her might mean ultimate ruin. Especially as Gideon's enemies draw closer—and the truth threatens to destroy all he's come to love….
Samantha Wilson never forgot the sting of Leo Morgan-White's youthful rejection, but now the brooding billionaire is offering a solution to her mother's debts that she can't refuse.
Leo's deal was simple. Samantha would pose as his fiancée to help secure custody of his late stepbrother's daughter. But Samantha's purity is a breath of fresh air in Leo's cynical world, and the temptation to satisfy his lust for her becomes irresistible.
As the end of their agreement approaches, Sam's ability to resist their potent attraction is buckling under the weight of wearing Leo's ring and the heat of his expert touch…
Fiery French chef Élise Philippe is having a seriously bad day. Not only have the grand opening plans for her beloved café fallen apart, but Sean O'Neil is back in town and looking more delectable than ever. Memories of the electrifying night they shared last summer leave Élise very tempted, but she knows all too well that eventually Sean will be leaving…again.
Being back in Vermont—even temporarily—is surgeon Sean O'Neil's worst nightmare. Returning home to the Snow Crystal Resort means confronting the guilt he feels about rejecting his family's lifestyle years ago. But discovering that Élise is still in Vermont and still sets his blood racing is a very welcome distraction! Remembering last summer and how good they were together is going to make walking away more difficult than he could imagine….
From New York Times bestselling author SHANNON STACEY
Meet the tough, dedicated men of BOSTON FIRE—and the women who turn their lives upside down
When Jamie Rutherford takes a temporary assignment as lieutenant of Boston Fire’s Engine 59, she doesn’t anticipate any problems. She’s been in the fire service for a long time and, even though she’s fairly new to Boston, she knows how to make any firehouse her home. What she’s not prepared for is her reaction to firefighter Scott Kincaid.
Scott is looking for a wife. It’s been a fun ride as a single guy, but he’s tired of being the third wheel, and nearly losing his brother-in-law finally made him realize just how much he wants a family of his own. When the new guy at the firehouse turns out to be a capable, confident and very attractive woman, his plan is completely derailed.
Hooking up with a fellow firefighter has never been part of Jamie’s plan, but she’s tempted by Scott—even though getting involved with him could tarnish the reputation she’s worked so hard for. And Scott can’t stop thinking about Jamie, despite the fact that she’s his superior and not sticking around. Chemistry can crush the best-laid plans, though, and while Jamie and Scott might not be each other’s future…there’s no resisting the right now.
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Widowed TV reporter Ellie King had given up on looking for heroes ever since her beloved husband was killed in a robbery gone wrong. Because she could have used one then, but there was no one around—or was there?
…until a hero walked back into her life.
Detective Colin Benteen had been the first on the scene to comfort Ellie's husband, to hold his hand when it was clear his wounds were fatal. Now, years later, Ellie is interviewing the handsome officer when she realizes who he is—a single parent (to his niece), all-around good guy and proof that once in a lifetime can happen twice! But Colin might not be the only one who needs convincing…
Historian Leonie has no idea why she'd be asked to write the biography of a renowned actress. And her doubts about the job deepen when the actress's son, Luke, seems determined to relentlessly intimidate her!
Even though Luke's attitude towards her is hostile, Leonie is intensely aware of his piercing green eyes and stunned by the tempestuous passion between them. But Luke has secrets—what will happen when the heat between them threatens to expose everything?
Originally published in 2002
Cassidy McCullough can't remember a time when rancher Will Laredo wasn't a huge (albeit handsome) pain in her backside. In this small Texan town, their bickering is almost legendary. When they rescue a baby during a flash flood, however, Will and Cassidy suddenly find themselves temporary guardians of a child…together.
Will has a hard time holstering his temper around Cassidy. Now they're both responsible for a lost baby, and darned if they can't stop arguing. The only way to make it through is to declare a cease-fire. And Lord help them both if that happens…because then Will might just discover he's falling for his enemy.
Multi‐millionaire Jack Beauchamp can have any woman he wants – so when florist Mattie Crawford sees a chance to teach this playboy a lesson she has no idea it can go so wrong. Now he's demanding she compensate him by accompanying him on a weekend in Paris…
A romantic weekend in the French capital with the most handsome, charming man she's ever met is a fitting punishment – especially as she's vowed to keep him at arm's length. Mattie's praying for separate bedrooms to keep her on the straight and narrow, but she already knows this charismatic man won't let her off that easily!
Originally published in 2003
The whirr of helicopter blades announcing the return of her new boss sends Sophie scurrying back to the kitchen. Little does she know that fleeing from royal scrutiny will place her under the devastatingly searing gaze of notorious billionaire Rafe Carter.
Having resisted his cook for days, a secret midnight swim sends Rafe's senses into overdrive and he can't resist a taste of the forbidden. But the press descend when Sophie's identity is shockingly revealed, and Rafe is duty-bound to rescue the beautiful princess…with a convenient vow.
First married to a cruel gambler, then widowed, Sophie finds life is hard. Yet she is a determined, independent woman and when she is employed as a companion for the equally determined daughter of handsome, headstrong billionaire, Maximilian Grant, a battle of wills and mixed emotions ensues with her charge's father!
But Max's inquisitive probing of Sophie's background causes even more tension—her scandalous family history is none of his business! And as they come to blows again, the passion between them soon threatens to ignite a fire neither can control…!
Originally published in 1993
Robyn had faced a lot in her marriage to a no‐good, selfish charmer. So from the moment she met hot‐shot author Sinclair Thornton, she's tried to discourage this sexy, easy‐going millionaire from invading her life. Her twins have enough to deal with adjusting to one part‐time father, they don't need a second.
Yet Robyn can't deny that she wants Sin's caresses—she just can't deal with the intense emotional intimacy between them. But Sin won't be satisfied until he has claimed all of Robyn…
Originally published in 1985
Jason Manning is content with his life as a bachelor, a slob and a sports fan. Then a precocious teen named Carrie Weston decides to play matchmaker, introducing him to her mother. To his relief, Charlotte is as uninterested in marriage as he is. But Jason's feelings start to change once he gets to know his Bride on the Loose.
James Wilkens was almost a Manning groom—because he almost married one of the Manning sisters. With that broken engagement behind him, he spends New Year's Eve in Las Vegas…where he meets Summer Lawton. She's just suffered a painful betrayal, and James promises her that in a year she'll be over it. To prove his point, he makes a date to meet her in Vegas Same Time, Next Year. Except it turns out to be more than a date—it's a wedding!
Inexperienced but out of options, Libby Parkhurst accepts Patrick Kavanagh's job offer—even though he's given it at his mother's request. Surely she can hide her attraction to the charming man she's trying to impress…
Patrick sees Libby as a family friend and hires her as a favor. But as their work brings them closer, he discovers the sensual woman she's become—even before a makeover takes her from dowdy to dazzling! Suddenly his interest is no longer platonic. Long-term is off-limits, but taking her to bed? He's making that his top priority!
romance—"First Lady of the West" Linda Lael Miller and USA
TODAY bestselling author Maisey Yates
A Creed in Stone
Linda Lael Miller
When single attorney Steven
Creed becomes guardian of an orphaned five-year-old boy, he trades his big-city law firm
for a ranch near his McKettrick kin in the close-knit community of Stone Creek, Arizona.
There he meets his match in beautiful, by-the-book county prosecutor Melissa O'Ballivan.
It'll take one grieving little boy, a sweet adopted dog and a woman who never expected to
win any man's heart to make this Creed in Stone Creek know he's truly found
Part Time Cowboy
Sadie Miller isn't expecting any welcome-home parades on her return
to Copper Ridge. Least of all from part-time rancher, full-time lawman Eli Garrett. The
straitlaced, impossibly hot deputy sheriff glares at her as if she's the same teenage
hoodlum who fled town ten years ago. But running from her demons has brought Sadie full
circle, ready to make a commitment at last. Not to a man, but to a bed-and-breakfast. On
Garrett land. Okay, so her plan has a tiny flaw…
Look for A Copper
Ridge Christmas, a Christmas novella in the Copper Ridge series by Maisey
It might sound like a joke, but saloon owner Dylan Kavanagh knows it's all too serious. Struggling single mom Mia Larin needs him. She helped him when they were young, and the bachelor meant to do everything in his power to protect Mia and her child. Giving her a job and a room under his own roof are easy. Keeping it all about business isn't…
Dylan is a successful, eligible catch, but are Mia's feelings just a case of hero worship? Or will she still need him, still want him, once her circumstances change?
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A NOT-SO-INNNOCENT SEDUCTION
CHRISTMAS IN THE BILLIONAIRE'S BED
Responsibility is all Liam knows. As the oldest Kavanagh son, he's overseen the family empire since his father's disappearance. Duty means everything to him…until he meets Zoe Carmichael.
She breezes into his hotel, lighting up everything around her, stirring up trouble—and tempting him beyond reason. He knows she's hiding something beneath that free spirit—but he wants her anyway. He tells himself he can give in to desire and fulfill his Kavanagh duties. But when her family secrets come to light, will he sacrifice all he holds dear to save her?
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CHRISTMAS IN THE BILLIONAIRE'S BED
TWINS ON THE WAY
SECOND CHANCE WITH THE BILLIONAIRE
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Tony Morelli had always pursued the things he wanted with single-minded tenacity and authority. It had been a very successful strategy in business, and it had been just as successful with Sharon Harrison. From the moment they met, he and Sharon had had an explosive chemistry. Tony had been sure they would follow their heart-stopping passion into happily-ever-after.
Then everything fell apart—Sharon wanted more, and Tony was no longer sure of their future. But he did know he wasn't ready to let Sharon go. And if a determined seduction had won her once, this time he would wage a passionate war to keep her, no-holds-barred…
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Into His Private Domain by USA TODAY bestselling author Janice Maynard
Reclusive billionaire Gareth Wolff doesn't tolerate trespassers on his mountain, even though the beautiful stranger claims to have amnesia. Gareth knows she wants something. Something he's spent a lifetime trying to forget…
Treat Her Right
Gorgeous, statuesque fitness expert Wynn Lane can't help but fall for her sexy neighbor, paramedic Zack Granger, and his adorable daughter. But brash, outspoken Wynn is not Zack's idea of mommy material, even though she's making daddy's libido do flip-flops. Still, the laws of attraction rule—and Wynn is a force of nature all her own!
Creating a beefcake calendar for charity, Amanda Barker has found the perfect Mr. November, superbuff firefighter Josh Marshall. But the notorious ladies' man is a hard sell, and she's forced to negotiate with the only collateral he'll accept: a date with her! Josh knows where there's smoke, there's fire—but this could burn completely out of control…
The last of his clan to come home to Big Sky, Montana, Laramie Cardwell wasn't planning to spend the holidays chasing an elusive cat burglar. He's stunned to discover that the masked, black-clad figure he tackles to the snowy ground is a woman. After a distracting and sizzling kiss, she flees Laramie, who's knocked senseless by the culprit. Even though he manages to hold on to the stash in the melee, the sexy thief single-handedly steals Laramie's heart! Now he'll move any mountain to capture the mystery woman whose kiss still smolders on his lips.
In reader favorite The Masked Man, a fling with a handsome stranger has Jill Lawson now being framed for murder. Establishing her innocence could be harder than Jill imagined, especially when she is distracted by a mystery man's kisses—kisses suspiciously similar to investigator Mac Cooper's. But was Mac set up, just as Jill was? In a race against time and a cunning adversary, can Mac and Jill unmask the real killer before it is too late?
DEFENDING THE RANCHER'S DAUGHTER
Kate Sampson is lucky to be alive after nearly being trampled by a stampeding cattle herd—she has to be on alert every second. Professional bodyguard Zack West offers protection…and something a lot more dangerous. The sensual cowboy had branded her with his passion years ago. Now he's back, ready to claim her love all over again.
THE RANCHER BODYGUARD
Grace Covington had vowed never again to lay eyes on the hotshot defense attorney who'd broken her heart. But when her stepfather is murdered, her sister found holding the bloody knife, Charlie Black is the only one who can help. And he seems determined to prove he's a changed man, too, capable of protecting her—body and soul.