BETROTHED is a trilogy of standalone stories that explore the world of arranged marriages and how they affect every couple differently.
On a beautiful day in the French countryside, Austrian heiress Valeska Reiter marries a man she has only seen a handful of times over the past two years. The wedding day is only the beginning.
Andre Dubois comes from a line of French nobility so long that they somehow escaped the guillotine. His debonair mannerisms and handsome looks lead Valeska to say yes to a proposed match after only one meeting in Monaco.
It seems like a fairy tale ending after a wedding night that leaves Valeska panting and awaiting a lifetime of more. But a decade and two children later, Valeska can’t help but wonder… what are the limits of an arranged marriage when a woman’s dignity is on the line?
She loves him. She’s pretty sure he loves her. But ten years of a language barrier proves the end of Valeska’s sanity as she finally pushes Andre to say what’s really been on his mind for ten years – in a language his wife can understand!
She’s taking back what was stolen from her. He’s the bonus.
One bad decision destroys not only Sarah Clayborn’s life, but nearly costs her a lucrative job as the chief executive assistant to the city’s most powerful player. She’s lost her unborn child, her twin brother’s admiration, and any shred of decency her British-born mother instilled in her.
To cope with the trauma, Sarah creates a persona – Angel. She’s the one who goes out on weekends and gets into trouble. She’s the one who seduces half the world’s rabble-rousers.
She’s the one who meets Lucas Blackbourne.
Sarah’s encounter with Lucas was supposed to be a one-time affair. A tenuous balm on her frigid heart that refuses to heal. But when she returns to work Monday morning and discovers that Lucas is helping her boss for the foreseeable future?
Two halves start to become whole again. And it’s not pretty.
What does Sarah want? Choice. A future. A sense of belonging in a world often too cruel to bear.
To be empowered.
But she can’t reclaim her life on her own.
"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…
Alice doesn’t know she will succumb to the gravity that is Damon Monroe, the only heir to his family’s mighty legacy.
But he does.
From the moment they meet at his exclusive nightclub, Monroe insists that Alice is his fated match, foretold almost fifteen years ago when he didn’t believe in love. His need for her costs her more than one job. His drive to continue his family’s legacy has her making more than one mistake. And his instant lust that transforms into instant love for a woman named Alice Culver?
That makes her the only one who can destroy him.
Alice doesn’t know she will completely change one of the most powerful families in America. She doesn’t know she will become one of the most hated yet revered women in the corporate world.
Everything she doesn’t know, Monroe will teach her. He will stain her, train her, and then help her reign over his empire.
All she has to do is show up to work one night. Fate will take over from there
billionaire, billionaire romance, first time, instalust, alpha, romantic suspense
They say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas... well, those who say that have never been so drunk that they woke up with the world's worst hangover.
And a piece of paper that says they're married.
What ensues is one week of ruined vacations, lawyers, frustration out the wazoo, and one nosy mother who has a sixth sense for drama.