When wealthy executive Dave Anders goes to the vet to pick up his dog, he ends up chasing a monkey and kissing the vet herself. Dr. Merrie McGregor’s drawn to this teasing, sexy man but she never expects to see him again—until he shows up as Santa Claus on her doorstep on Christmas Eve with gifts for Merrie’s visiting niece Steffie.
Learning that her selfish sister plans to stick her adopted daughter in boarding school, Merrie will go to any lengths to get the little girl entrusted to her, even faking an engagement with Dave. The problem is that Dave seems to be taking the whole engagement business a little too seriously. Can a warm December really last the whole year round?
“I'm a sucker for Jacqueline Diamond's romances. They always contain strong families and the complication of having an innocent child in the mix. It's easy to read them in one sitting and you always get emotionally wrapped up in the characters' lives.”—Helen Slifer, WritersUnlimited
USA Today bestselling author Jacqueline Diamond has sold more than a hundred novels, including medical romances, Regency romances and mysteries. A former Associated Press reporter and TV columnist, Jacqueline has been honored with a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award and is a two-time RITA © Award finalist. She is best known for her seventeen-book Safe Harbor Medical romance series, beginning with The Would-Be Mommy. She currently writes a spin-off series, the Safe Harbor Medical Mysteries. She is also updating and reissuing her classic romantic comedies and Regency romances.
It isn’t Marianne Arnet’s fault that her parents are reputed to be spies for Napoleon and have fled Regency England. Now the handsome and powerful Lord Whitestone is threatening to bar her from the upcoming London Season and deny her a longed-for chance to mingle in the literary world.
Lord Whitestone doesn’t realise that Marianne is his secret correspondent, and that he’s already half in love with her. Now she’s determined to come to London, even if that means using a disguise.
After these two meet, there’s love in the air. And danger, not only for Marianne but for her parents as well.
“[A Lady of Letters has] enough screwball-comedy touches to keep things prancing along cheerily.”--Kirkus Reviews
"I was thrilled to find another author, like Candice Hern, writing in the great tradition of the Heyer Regency."--Anne Glover, Regency Reader
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"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…