While growing up, Hawk was always the wild card, the one who couldn't sit still or find a place to belong. Becoming a SEAL gave him a niche and a purpose in the world like no other. Nevertheless, the wild man remains under the surface, waiting for the match to his flame. Ending up back home for a few days' R&R, Hawk notices a new, darker element has moved in next door--and, at least in part, it appears to involve a freckle-faced redhead from his past, the girl he never forgot.
Mia remembers her best friend's brother from her childhood only too well. What girl in her right mind could forget Hawk? As a boy, he'd been 24-7 fireworks, lighting up her life. Every encounter with him took her breath away and made her heart beat too fast. But Hawk, the man, home for a holiday, is harder, dangerous--and impossibly sexier than he'd been when she was just a star-struck kid longing to catch his eye.
Even as Mia is swept off her feet by her teenage-crush-turned-grownup-acute feelings for him, the town is hit by unprecedented violence…and Mia's smack-dab in the middle of the explosion.
Eva loves animals, especially those in need. When a friend requests her help transferring a herd of horses from Mexico to new homes, she jumps at the opportunity…and lands herself in trouble. Swede is an old "frenemy" and he's determined to extricate her to safety before the rebels show up. Even as he works to shelter her, she struggles to protect her heart from him a second time. The rebels have plans of their own--one that isn't likely to involve a happily-ever-after in Swede and Eva's futures.
Tesla, a software designer, lost her brother in combat. Getting close to another man enlisted in the military is something she refuses to do. In her quest to save other United States soldiers from her sibling's tragic fate, she's created a computer program capable of saving lives. When other countries find out about the program, her good intentions are met with hostility and greed. They won't stop until they get their hands on it, and damn anyone who gets in the way. Realizing she's in danger, Tesla turns to Mason, the only man who might be able to save her--the very one she doesn't dare fall in love with…
While on a mission hunting a chemical weapons terrorist, Dane runs into a woman who not only captivates him but fulfills his deepest desires. Unfortunately, the circumstances of her presence on the scene are more than a little suspicious. Damnably, Dane can't determine whose side she's actually on.
Marielle came to Germany for a short busman's holiday. She'd never expected to be running away from the very person she'd gone there to see--nor running into the arms of a man she's tempted to give herself to even knowing she can't keep him the way she wants to.
As the situation ping-pongs from bad to worse to utter desperation, lives--and hearts--are on the razor-edge between life and death.
Wives provided for those lacking them.
When Navy SEAL sniper Harris "Hawk" Wentworth stumbles on the ad calling for participants in a new sustainable community and TV show, he can’t wait to join Base Camp in Chance Creek, Montana, and get started building a new future. After a lifetime of living on the fringes, always on the lookout for danger, he’s ready to hang up his rifle and finally relax. And if someone else is willing to find him a bride, he’s all for it. He’s always been more at home behind enemy lines than talking to women. He can’t wait to meet his wife to be. But it’s not his turn yet.
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Samantha Smith is willing to do anything to escape her long-time job driving the tour bus for the band her parents and sister play for. She’s ready for marriage, a settled home—and motherhood. And she wants them all right now. She knows she could be happy at Base Camp, so when an episode of the reality television series ends with a call for a backup bride for one of the participants, Sam applies for the position—no questions asked. She’s ready for whatever adventure awaits her. When Harris picks her up at the airport instead of Curtis Lloyd, the man she was told she was meant to marry, Sam assumes Harris is Curtis’s replacement—and if she’s honest, she’s relieved. The quiet, sexy sniper always caught her eye when he appeared on the show, and in person he’s everything Sam’s ever wished for in a husband.
Harris has to make a choice, fast. Correct the mistake Sam’s made about why he’s picking her up at the airport—or elope with Curtis’s bride.
What’s a Navy SEAL to do?
Russell Cheng is always ready to swoop in and save the day, which along with his superhero good looks makes him the perfect fire fighter. He readily agrees to take a professor on a wilderness research trip, but when she turns out to be the one-night stand who’s haunted him, he vows to get her back in his bed. Only this time, he won’t let pull a disappearing act.
Beatriz Schuler doesn’t waste time on blind dates or finding Mr. Right—and she definitely doesn’t do one-night stands. But when she comes face-to-face with the smoking hot fire fighter who broke all her rules, there’s nowhere to run come morning.
When their trip takes a turn into danger, Bea and Russ have to pretend to be married in order to survive. But as their pretend marriage begins to feel all too real, can their relationship move from fiction to fact?
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