Environmental lawyer Gemma Fine is leaving a disastrous day at work when her best friend calls with an emergency. Owen Caryl has more than one bundle of trouble on his hands, but it’s his best friend, not a lawyer, that he needs.
To prevent a family emergency from turning into a tragedy, Gemma pretends to be Owen’s fiancée. That means taking him, and his troubles, into her home.
The fake engagement would be easier if she hadn’t spent half her life desiring Owen. Easier still if she didn’t have his big, hard body in bed beside her, sharing his heat, a rasp in his voice as he captures her hand and pulls her to him.
She desperately needs to know if it’s desire burning in his dark brown gaze…
Or tomorrow’s reflection of her broken heart.
Born into poverty, Gunner has loved Willa since he first set eyes on her when she was six and he was eight. For a time, Willa loved him just as fiercely.
But a poor boy and a rich girl aren't supposed to mix. Her father made sure they didn't, forcing Gunner's involuntary goodbye to carve an ugly scar on Willa's tender heart that might never heal.
Now Gunner is back, his carefully plotted revenge on Frank Boyd complete. As his prize, he wants Willa's love and every inch of her curvy body.
Texas veterinarian Cayce Gerard has wrestled a sick bull to the ground, out-growled an angry Tibetan Mastiff with a sore tooth and climbed to the top branch of a hundred year oak tree to rescue an injured hawk. The only creature he hasn’t tamed is Ashley Sharpe.
He can’t crate her.
He sure as heck can’t sedate her.
Only option left is to spank her.
But teaching princess a valuable life lesson about being bratty takes a sudden turn.
Was that a moan he heard?
Is he going to do something about it?
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Dropping a tree on a woman isn’t exactly Walker Turk’s idea of an opening move—especially when the woman in question is carrying handcuffs and a sidearm.
Fresh off a transfer from California, Federal Agent Ashley Callahan is tracking poachers and the money launderers they use. She doesn’t have time for the lumberjack who almost killed her, even if being near him warms her insides like hot chocolate on a cold night.
When the accident aggravates an old injury, Ashley must conquer her stubborn independent streak and lean on Walker—the one man willing to do anything for her.
Suggested reading order for the Real Cowboys Love Curves series
Recommended for readers seeking dirty sweet romances that feature: curves, a cowboy, a ranch setting with western living, happily ever after, weddings, and family life readers can return to over and over as each sibling, cousin and friend brings their search for true love to a satisfying end.
"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…
Stranded on a lonely road, Barrett Turk isn’t looking for the love of his life—just a ride to the airstrip where his crew of smokejumpers is waiting. With a forest fire eating its way toward his family ranch and the rest of Willow Gap, he’ll do whatever it takes to stop the next vehicle that drives by.
Fleeing a broken life in Los Angeles, Quinn Whitaker doesn’t know what to make of the hulking, axe-wielding maniac who jumps in front of her truck.
Is he a serial killer?
A crazed car jacker?
Or the rarest beast of all—Mr. Right?
Suggested reading order for books in the Real Cowboys Love Curves series
Recommended for readers seeking a sweet romance that features: curves, a cowboy, a ranch setting with western living, happily ever after, weddings, and family life readers can return to over and over as each sibling, cousin and friend brings their search for true love to a satisfying end.
"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…
With eight years in the Marines, five of them in Special Forces, Lucas Weaver has witnessed too many marriages end in tears. He swears off the idea of his own nuptials until his best friend invites him home to serve as best man.
Now Lucas is face-to-face with Theresa Hale, his best friend’s curvy sister. From protective to passionate, every feeling he’s tried to forget having for Theresa comes rushing back.
Theresa Hale is no shrinking violet. She’s independent—well, she has her own apartment. That counts, right? Oh, and she has two jobs—except she made one up to hide the fact she’s paying the rent by writing dirty, sweet romances. She’s had her share of boyfriends, too, even if they treated her like a safety school—something to get into as a last resort when all the “better” (thinner) girls turn them down.
And, like every modern, independent woman, she has a secret. She’s madly in love with Lucas Weaver. Too bad he’s perfect and her brother’s best friend.
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This is a standalone title with no required reading order from among the Heroes out of Uniform books for clarity, However, it includes as secondary characters the lead couple from Curvy When Wet.