Tantalizing Maria

Temptation Saga

Book 7
Waterhouse Press
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Editorial Reviews

"This is definitely the type of story that will have you alternating between smiling and crying. My heart broke at certain points. Hardt has a unique writing style that I have enjoyed across this series, a series I'm sad to see end."
-Romance Readers Retreat

"This is a deeply emotional story of love, betrayal, heartache, redemption, and second chances."
-The Book Sirens

"This series is a MUST READ. "
-United Indie Book Blog

"Helen masterfully tackled another story with heartbreaking consequences but a happy ending"
-Tina at Bookalicious Babes Blog

Synopsis

Maria Gomez married her lover’s brother to give the baby she carried the name and future she deserved. Now she is widowed, and her oldest child’s father—the only man she ever loved—has returned.

In prison for a crime he didn’t commit, Jefferson Bay never forgot the beautiful woman who betrayed him with his own brother. When DNA evidence proved Jeff’s innocence years later and he was released, he vowed to find Maria and seek his revenge.

The passion between the two has never died, but can they learn to trust each other again?

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About the author

#1 New York Times and #1 USA Today Bestselling author Helen Hardt’s passion for the written word began with the books her mother read to her at bedtime. She wrote her first story at age six and hasn’t stopped since. In addition to being an award winning author of contemporary and historical romance and erotica, she’s a mother, a black belt in Taekwondo, a grammar geek, an appreciator of fine red wine, and a lover of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. She writes from her home in Colorado, where she lives with her family. Helen loves to hear from readers.

Visit her here: https://www.facebook.com/HelenHardt

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Additional Information

Publisher
Waterhouse Press
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Published on
Oct 25, 2016
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Pages
240
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ISBN
9781943893812
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Editorial Reviews

"Ms. Hardt has a way of writing that makes me forget I'm reading a book. It's more like slipping into a world she created and getting lost for a while."

-Tiger Lily, Whipped Cream Reviews

"Ms. Hardt creates magic…"

-The Romance Studio

"Flawlessly written, and in my opinion a work of art..."

-Girly Girl Book Reviews

"Helen writes these books with such grace and finesse that you feel as though you’ve been transported back in time and are walking among the characters. You feel every bit of passion, anguish, and love emanating from the pages. It envelops you and leaves you grasping at the hopes that these two wonderfully in love couples get to have the HEA they both deserve."

-Bare Naked Words

Synopsis

Lady Alexandra MacIntyre has made up her mind. Having grown up in near poverty, she's marrying for money—a lot of money—and she’ll do anything to achieve her goal...even get herself caught in a compromising situation by her overprotective and smugly conventional—although achingly handsome—new stepbrother, Lord Evan Xavier.

Evan, the second son of the Earl of Brighton, considers Alexandra a genuine pain in his arse. She's beautiful, yes, but also headstrong and lacking in social graces and respect for authority. Unfortunately, while his father and her mother are away on their wedding trip, she is his responsibility. When she announces her plan to travel to London, he has no choice but to go along as her protector.

When the two are stranded after a carriage accident, circumstances spiral out of control, and the heat between them can’t be denied. Rescue is on its way, but Alexandra still has her own agenda… 

Editorial Reviews

"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

Synopsis

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…

Editorial Reviews

“Loving Eve is indeed hot. I had to check my screen for melted spots. I felt like I was right there with Eve, suffering her anxiety and overwhelming passion as she was wooed by the men in her life.”
–Whipped Cream Reviews

“Slow and Wet is pure erotic thrills! Ms. Hardt creates magic with a scandalous book that is bubbling with passion, smoking hot lust, and love... In this quick plot format, the author doesn't scrimp on her character development, plot, or action, demonstrating her ability to create a fantastic, titillating story that will leave the reader breathless!”
–The Romance Studio

“I know when I open a book by Helen Hardt, I'm in for a treat. This book was no exception. It's steamy from the first page. I needed a cool shower after reading... If you want a story with an ending you won't see coming and lots of white-hot sex, you need to read Primal Instinct.”
–Whipped Cream Reviews

“Pianist Envy unfolds into a spark-riddled explosion between Jane and Chandler. Chandler sets out to get under Jane's skin at times and it works. The story is a wickedly fun way to put your feet up and escape.”
–SensualReads.com

Synopsis

Belly dancer Eve Costello has a problem. She’s in love with both her roommates. Satisfied to simply worship them from afar, she’s unprepared when they drop a bomb. Jon and Brian are in love with her, too, and they want her to choose between them. Their solution? She spends one evening with each of them, allowing them to woo her before she makes her decision. Will she be able to choose one over the other? Or will she be condemned to choosing neither, leaving all three of them miserable?

Loving Eve is just one of the hot menage stories in this collection. Jill takes on two cowboys in Slow and Wet, Jane beds a musician and his best friend in Pianist Envy, and Erin is seduced by two lion shifters in Primal Instinct.

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