Marta Vesik left behind a life of poverty and crime in Estonia to come to the United States to work as an au pair for a wealthy American family. But if they knew who she really was, what she bribed the employment agency to hide, she’d lose her job. Her secret past has left her mistrustful, unable to relate well to men. Even the tall, breathtaking one who greets her at the airport.
And he can’t trust her…
Jerome Bennett has accomplished a lot. At 19, he’s working as a groundskeeper on a grand estate on Long Island with a good income and his own cottage. The only thing missing is romance. How can he trust women when the one who was supposed to always love him abandoned him as a child? But the new au pair, a lost waif with broken English, stirs something deep inside him.
How can they have a future?
Marta’s worked hard to put her past behind her. What would someone as kind as Jerome want with her? Other than the same thing her employer’s lecherous majordomo wants. She came to America to escape the past. Can she and Jerome create the perfect refuge in one another’s arms?
Piper Isenhart named her production company Perfect Image because that’s what she sells to her high-end fashion clients: beauty. Her superficial hiring practices made her a success, but beautiful doesn’t equal loyal, either on the job or in her personal life. After the defection of yet another pretty face, a top client offers a wager: hire the next person to walk through the door, warts and all. Piper accepts, but hadn’t expected that person to be quite so…challenging.
Looks aren’t everything…
All Tyrone Bennett wants is a chance to be the best he can be. Smart but socially awkward, he’s never had more than a minimum wage job. But if he’s going to help his family and pay for college, he’ll need more than that. He’s looking for a job the old-fashioned way, pounding the pavement, when he walks smack into Piper’s wager at Perfect Image.
But everything’s on the line…
Piper always attracted men interested only in her money and connections. Deep inside, she’s ready for someone different. She hadn’t anticipated someone as different as Tyrone. But under his geeky glasses and ill-fitting clothes, Piper discovers not only a smoking hot body, but a mind and heart that will challenge her. But only if she’s willing to change her idea of what exactly “perfect” means.
Schoolteacher Jasmine Davis is happily married to the man of her dreams. They’ve built a home together as well begun building a life together. The illness of Jasmine’s only relative has cast pallor over the season.
A first anniversary…
Monte Davis is thrilled to celebrate his first wedding anniversary with his lovely wife. The joy of the Christmas season inspires him to open his home and his heart.
A Christmas Eve housewarming…
Food has been prepared, guests have arrived, and Jasmine is at her aunt’s bedside. Will her Christmas spirit be broken? Or will the true meaning of giving touch their lives?
"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…
After a month of workshops, whining women, and no men at a writer’s retreat, romance writer Flora Collins has an itch in serious need of scratching. It’s time to get over her cheating ex-boyfriend and spoil herself with something sweet and sinful. And she’s not talking about chocolate. Flora longs to feel what the heroines in her romance novels feel, but it isn’t going to happen unless she’s willing to take a few risks and a little stroll on the wild side.
Must have: Smooth moves…
Dwayne Bennett—a bodybuilder whose middle name should be Adonis—used to have the kind of body no woman would look at twice. Now he has the kind of body every woman craves. He might score big on the amateur body building circuit but there’s another kind of score he’s more interested in—the musical kind. At 23 years old, he may be young, but he has dreams of being a composer.
Interests: Making music together…
When a friend urges Flora to place a personals ad to find a hunk, Dwayne hits all the right notes. But when Flora’s stalker ex-boyfriend interrupts their tryst, their hot and steamy encounter suddenly turns dark and dangerous. And Flora needs to decide if Dwayne will be just a one-hit-wonder or if he’s playing her song for the long term.
Fashion designer-turned-school teacher Jasmine Landers is about to be married for the first time to the man of her dreams. They’ve spent months planning the perfect Christmas Eve wedding.
A groom snowed in…
Handsome hunky groom Monte Davis is on a business trip to the northeast in the dead of winter. He must get back in time for his Christmas Eve wedding ceremony. Nothing in the world means more to him than marrying Jasmine Landers.
A Christmas Eve wedding in jeopardy…
Guests have arrived, food has been prepared, and Jasmine awaits news of her groom’s impending arrival. Will Monte make it back in town in time for his own wedding? Or will Jasmine be left at the alter; her perfect plans shattered?