Boston Kincaid is ruthless when comes to getting what he wants - and from the minute he sees Julianna Holly, he wants her. Eight weeks into their arrangement Julianna gets pregnant. Boston had always secretly yearned for children but doctors had dashed that dream when it was discovered he was nearly sterile. The shocking news that Julianna had conceived is a miracle but his joy dies when Julianna, freaked out by the prospect of having a child, runs away to the Caribbean.
Boston tracks Julianna to the small island of St. John, determined to remind Julianna of everything she stands to lose, but doesn't count on Julianna having some terms of her own.
“You have a lot to learn, my pet,” he warned, though he seemed to take pleasure in the idea of doling out the lesson. “You’ve broken the rules with impunity and it’s my job as your master to teach you the error of your ways.”
“You’re not my master,” she spat, eyes burning at the pain of his grip. She knew finger bruises were going to pop along her arm where his fingertips dug. “I’m a human being! You can’t own me and you never will.”
“You signed a contract. No matter that you chafe at the conditions after the fact — you will adhere to the letter of my law or face the consequences.”
“I don’t want to be your slave and you don’t have the right to demand access to my private thoughts and feelings,” she said, choking on her tears. “Why are you doing this to me? I’m nobody! I’ve never done anything to deserve this crap that’s happening to me.”
“Life isn’t fair,” he returned coldly. “You’re not a child; it’s time to stop acting like one. Life is what you make it. You took the opportunity presented to you and now you have to see it through. End of story.”
Author's Note: The Buchanan billionaires are swoon-worthy book boyfriends but the road to bliss is pretty rocky! If heart-pounding romance and bigger-than-life heroes are your thing, I'm about to become your new best friend because that's what my books are all about. Guaranteed HEA, I promise.
The Buchanan Series is comprised of:
* Bought By The Billionaire Brothers
* The Buchanan's Baby
* The Buchanan's Redemption
* A Christmas Promise
* The Billionaire's Sweet Surprise
* Damaged (coming soon)
Keywords: billionaire romance, alpha hero, curvy innocent heroine, romantic comedy, romantic suspense, action, new adult, college, art, New York, free read, romance series, BBW, older man younger woman.
(keywords: Alexx Andria, billionaire romance, wealthy, Alpha male, Buchanan, free read, epic family saga, bestselling)
A Man Who Believes Money Can Buy Anything...
Boston Kincaid is ruthless when comes to getting what he wants - and from the minute he sees Julianna Holly, he wants her in his bed -- no matter the cost. Boston is the kind of guy who doesn't take no for an answer and he'll use just about anything as leverage. When he discovers Julianna's weak spot, he exploits it for his own debauched end.
Will Discover Something Priceless.
When Julianna finds herself within Boston's crosshairs, she doesn't stand a chance. Boston knows just how to tighten the screws so that she'll agree to anything. Julianna signs on the dotted line of Boston's indecent proposal to help save her brother but she vows Boston will never have access to her heart -- no matter how attracted she is to the ruthless billionaire.
But neither realize how one scandalous proposal will change their lives forever.
This is the first installment of a three-part serial and must be read in order to enjoy the full arc of the story.
"How can you be so cruel? I don't understand. What did I do to deserve this?"
"Perhaps the question should be how did you get so lucky? Do you realize how many women would love to be in your position? I'm willing to give you something no one else would ever be able to."
"Yes, but the price is my soul."
"Please. Don't be so dramatic. I'm asking for the use of your body for a predetermined space of time. And for that right, I will pay you handsomely as well as provide your brother with the care he so desperately needs to resume his life. Imagine, if you weren't caring for an injured brother, perhaps you could go back to school or stop working two jobs. If you realign your thinking, what I'm offering you is truly a blessing."
Her stare narrowed. "Only someone who has never valued anything more than what money could buy would say something like that."
"Perhaps. Would you like to know more about your new place in life?"
"I haven't said yes."
"A formality. You and I both know you're going to say yes. You would be a fool to say no and I know you're not fool."The defiance died in her eyes and he knew he had her. Lust pounded through his veins at his victory and his erection surged against his zipper. "Take a seat. We shall discuss terms." He waited for her to slowly sink into the chair before continuing. "For the sum of $1 million you will move into my home and into my bed. You will tend to all of my needs. Your body belongs to me. I will provide you with a new wardrobe, a new car, and spending money. In addition I will see to it that your brother receives the best care for his rehabilitation."
She swallowed and there was a subtle shake to her voice as she asked, "And when will this relationship start?"
He leaned forward, pinning her with his gaze. "Immediately," he answered silkily and she shuddered. "Do you agree to my terms?"
"I need time to think about it."
"No. Decide now."
The LEVERAGE series is three parts and bundled for your reading pleasure!
The sequel, FALLING FROM GRACE, is also available.
Billionaire Vince Buchanan is all about his wife, Emma, but when the last few weeks of pregnancy have Emma on edge, and the East Coast Buchanans are a constant source of irritation, Vince has to find a way to remind his pretty wife that she’s the love of his life.
But sometimes things never go quite as planned.
And that’s the best part.
A 10,000 word short story featuring Vince and Emma Buchanan!
Keywords: billionaire romance, HEA, alpha male, family saga, pregnancy, buchanan
"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…
As far as Dr. Miles Lassiter is concerned, Hollywood sweetheart Dani St. Claire is the devil.
Sure, she’s beautiful but that gorgeous face and fire-red hair is just a front for a soul-sucking man-eater — and he should know. At one time Miles was head-over-heels in love with the starlet but then she crushed his heart and didn’t bother to look back. So Miles left L.A. and everything associated with Dani behind, trading heartache for warm sand and lazy Caribbean waves.
But now Dani’s in trouble.
Helping Dani is the last thing Miles wants to do after she broke his heart but can he just walk away when she’s all alone?
Find out in USA TODAY bestselling author Alexx Andria’s sensually sweet sequel to the LEVERAGE series in STILL INTO YOU.
This book was previously released as FALLING FROM GRACE.
"Does this feel bad?"
"Depends on your definition of bad." His arms tightened around her drawing her close. He stared down at her, losing himself for just a moment in her gaze. "Jesus, Dani, what are you doing to me?"
"The same thing that you do to me," she admitted in a breathless whisper before sealing her mouth to his for a kiss that electrified every nerve ending and sent her brain scuttling for shelter. His tongue gently met hers in an exploratory journey that was both reluctant and urgent as if he were fighting his own desire and that was just fine with her because she understood his dual tendencies and matched it with her own. "I've missed you, Miles," she said against his mouth, fighting the tears that immediately sprung to her eyes. His grip tightened and a small groan escaped as she felt the hardened ridge of his length pressing against her groin, igniting a small fire inside her belly. Her hand crept into the lazy waves of his hair and caught a grip, drawing him even nearer to her. She wanted to devour him, to make him a part of her so she'd never feel alone again. Their kiss changed in tempo and went from gentle to urgent and Dani lost all sense of reason. She wanted to feel him inside her, to know his touch again, and no amount of good sense was going to intrude on her most ardent desire. But too soon, Miles began to put on the brakes, slowing his sensual attack until finally, they were apart, both breathing heavily and wondering what the next step would be between them. Dani could only hope that he would sweep her up in his arms and make love to her the way he used to but she knew in her heart of hearts that she was hoping for the impossible.
***STILL INTO YOU is part of a series that originated as a SERIAL (LEVERAGE, Parts 1-3 and the Complete Set). It is a great stand-alone read but the reading experience is that much more fun by reading LEVERAGE first.
Keywords: bad girl romance, HEA, contemporary romance, new adult, tropical romance, beach read