Claire never would have believed she could react this way to a strange man. His spicy aftershave turned her insides to mush. "I have the paperwork filled out," she said, scooting a neatly typed sheet of paper across the desk. "All I need is some ID and your signature."
Dillon reached in his pocket and pulled out his wallet. He handed over his driver's license, then skimmed the paper.
Claire stared at the plastic card in her hand. "This says your name is Dillon Andrews."
He looked up from the paper, leaned forward and motioned for her to do the same. His gaze locked on her. Mesmerized her. She leaned closer.
"Ms. Maxwell," he said, his soft tone just this side of a whisper, "I'm working under an assumed name. The ID is fake. This is an undercover investigation. You need to remember that at all times. Got it?"
He carefully enunciated each word, almost in exaggeration, like he was explaining something to an inept child. Claire felt her hackles rise. His eyes held her frozen. He wasn't looking at her like she was a child . . .
KEYWORDS: Texas romance, Cowboy romance, contemporary romance, mystery, suspense, alpha male, steamy romance
KEYWORDS: Texas romance, cowboy romance, alpha male, reunion romance, single dad, single mom, small town, contemporary western romance, rancher, bad boy, biker
He leaned across the desk. “You know, we haven’t discussed the kiss the other night.”
She scooted the chair back. “There’s nothing to discuss.”
He stood and slowly came around the desk, reached for her hand and pulled her to her feet. “I want to kiss you again.”
“That’s probably not a good idea.” Oh, lord. She was playing with fire and if she wasn’t careful, she was going to get burned. Bad.
“Probably not. I know you said we’d never kiss again. But don’t you want to kiss me? Can’t you feel the pull between us?”
“Yes . . . No!” She jerked her hand free and started backing away.
He followed, closing in on her until she bumped against the library table.
“Just one kiss, Beth. One kiss can’t hurt.”
Before she could react, before she could reply, Trevor wrapped his arms around her, covered her mouth with his and God help her, she was a goner.
KEYWORDS: Texas romance, cowboy romance, single mom, librarian, small town, alpha male, tortured hero, secrets, steamy romance
Ambitious wanna-be journalist, Megan O'Conner is stuck in
Briny Cove, living with her family, struggling to finish her degree and working
odd jobs. When she finds out the new tenant in the old lighthouse is Adam
Brant, Megan believes she's found her ticket out. But as she gets to know the
sexy brainiac professor better, everything changes. Will she choose the
exclusive story or the man who has stolen her heart?
Megan stayed where she was and gazed out at the water. "The view is awesome. You can see for miles. It's so beautiful up here."
joined her, keeping his distance as he stood near the windows. Whatever
had just happened between them had left him shaken and trembling with
need. He had to get Megan O'Conner out of the lighthouse and back to the
mainland as quickly as possible.
"Are you ready to go now?" he asked her quietly.
She turned toward him and smiled. "You trying to get rid of me?"
"Yes." If he didn't, he might do something foolish. Like kiss her. And then what?
smile faded. She looked at him out of solemn eyes and nodded. "Then I
guess it's time I left." She headed toward the door.
Adam caught her arm and twirled her around to face him. "Don't come back to the lighthouse, Megan. I don't want you here."
lifted that damnable chin of hers. "I don't believe you mean that, Adam
Brant." She grinned and disappeared down the stairwell.
words and smile ignited a powerful exhilaration inside Adam's chest, and
at that precise moment, he knew he was in trouble. Very deep trouble.
KEYWORDS: contemporary romance, romantic comedy, beauty and the beast, nerd, millionaire, billionaire, lighthouse, secrets, betrayal, steamy romance, professor, journalist
Alex often wonders why the dangerous viscount betrayed their special friendship. His kiss awakened her to passion, but she knows better than to give her heart to a libertine. Or does she?
Damien resumed his place at the breakfast table and smiled sardonically.
“A man can enjoy a variety of interests, Miss Turlington. People may call me Demon, but I don’t waste all my time in decadent amusements, I assure you.”
He waited for her response. Would she recognize her own words? Words that had cut through his jaded heart, words he knew even then to be true?
Alexandra rose from the table, her cheeks flushed. “Years ago, I said some unkind things to you. I’m sorry, but you must admit the provocation was great.”
Quickly, Damien pushed back his chair and leaned across the table. Placing a finger under her chin, he stared at her full, moist lips, then into her eyes. “I admit nothing, my dear. And I refuse to apologize for something which—if I remember correctly—I found extremely pleasurable.”
Jerking her chin from his grasp, Alex stepped back. “You forget yourself, my lord. I’m no longer an impressionable schoolgirl. Try for once to act with gentlemanly decorum, especially if you intend to stay at Willowmede. Now, if you will excuse me, I shall go see about my brother.”
“Certainly, Miss Turlington.” He frowned as he watched her retreating form. Alexandra was correct in saying she was no longer a schoolgirl. She was a beautiful woman, and much too desirable for his peace of mind.
KEYWORDS: Traditional Regency romance, regency romance, historical, historical romance, England, second chances, reunion, alpha male, friends to lovers, betrayal
He's One Hot Cowboy...And She's Out For a Sizzlin' Christmas
Raylen O'Donnell is one smokin' cowboy. He could have any woman he wants, but he's never been able to forget a certain dark-haired girl who disappeared from his life. So when she suddenly returns to the ranch next door, Raylen's not fixing to let her get away again.
Raised in a traveling carnival, Lizelle Hanson thought all she wanted was a house that didn't have wheels and a sexy cowboy for her very own. But when settling down's going to take some getting used to, and catching Raylen, the hotter-than-hell cowboy next door, might just take a little holiday magic.
Spikes & Spurs Series
Love Drunk Cowboy (Book 1)
Red's Hot Cowboy (Book 2)
Darn Good Cowboy Christmas (Book 3)
One Hot Cowboy Wedding (Book 4)
Mistletoe Cowboy (Book 5)
Just a Cowboy and His Baby (Book 6)
Cowboy Seeks Bride (Book 7)
Praise for Honky Tonk Christmas:
"Sassy contemporary romance. . . with all the local color and humorous repartee her fans adore." - Booklist
"This book makes me believe in Christmas miracles and long slow kisses under the mistletoe." - The Romance Studio
"Anything but predictable. The most difficult thing about reading a Brown book is putting it down." - Fresh Fiction