A Taste of Heaven

Billionaire's Secrets

Book 3
Mangrove
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Samantha Hardcastle is horrified when the sensual stranger she has a one-night fling with turns out to be her long-lost stepson. Restauranteur Louis DuLac prefers his relationships short and sweet but he’s floored by deep feelings for the beautiful and loving woman who won’t let him touch her again. The thrice-married “Merry Widow” has washed her hands of love—until she starts to realize that she’s never truly known it before.

EXCERPT:
Louis rose and placed his hands on her waist. “Didn’t you receive some advice to follow your heart?”
Sam frowned. “Madame Ayida? Oh, please, I’m sure she just makes that stuff up to entertain the tourists. What kind of a cliché is ‘follow your heart,’ anyway?”
“A powerful one.” He buried his face in her neck and pressed his lips softly to her skin. “I followed mine here.” 
His deep voice penetrated her fog of anxiety. “Your heart?” 
He looked up, and met her gaze with those haunting eyes. “I do have one, you know, despite what they say.”
“And what is it telling you?” She spoke slowly, her voice shaking. Maybe he’d say something that would let them both off the hook.
That would be fine. Good even.
Her heart hammered behind her ribs.
“It’s telling me I’ve met a very special woman. A woman so generous and caring that people assume she must have an ulterior motive.”
Frowning, he looked into her eyes. “A woman who has so much love to give that the world can’t seem to absorb it all and keeps throwing it back in her face.”
He brushed her cheek with his thumb. “And I’m not fool enough to let you throw away what we’ve found together.” Sam’s heart squeezed. She managed to keep her breathing under control. “What have we found?”
She cursed herself instantly after asking the stupid question. What did she want to hear? That he loved her?
How lame could she get? She didn’t even want him to love her. They couldn’t have any kind of relationship given the weird family situation, so the whole thing was just pointless and stupid and painful and...
A whimper escaped her mouth as Louis took her into his embrace and held her so tight she couldn’t possibly escape even if she wanted to.

Explore the Billionaires' Secrets series:
A family scattered by pride and greed—brought back together by love.
Book 1: Volatile Chemistry (Dominic and Bella)
Book 2: Grapes of Wrath (Amado and Susannah)
Book 3: A Taste of Heaven (Louis and Samantha)
Boxed set of all three books.

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Mangrove
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Published on
Oct 25, 2016
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Pages
218
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ISBN
9781939941305
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Language
English
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Genres
Family & Relationships / Love & Romance
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
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Customer review:
"I was so enthralled by this book that I read it in one sitting."

Dominic Di Bari is angry with the billionaire father who suddenly needs an instant heir. Chemist Bella Soros is gathering evidence for a lawsuit against the company. A blackmail-driven seduction endangers both careers and hearts in this steamy summer romance.

EXCERPT:
“Is this some kind of lab?”
“I hardly see that it’s any of your business.”
“A week ago, I’d have agreed with you.” Before the strange phone call that turned his life upside down.
“I warned you I’d have to call security.” She pulled a phone from a pocket in her lab coat. He couldn’t help but notice that her legs went on forever. She dialed the number and tapped her foot on the floor, looking anywhere but at him.
He crossed his arms and fought a smile that kept trying to sneak across his mouth. Judging from those legs, he’d bet there was quite a body hidden under all that white permanent-press polyester. Straight brown hair with natural-looking gold highlights grazed her shoulder as she pressed the phone to her ear.
“Yes, Sylvester, there’s an intruder on fifteen. I told him to leave but he won’t.” She shot him a hostile glance. Gray eyes. “Thank you, I’d appreciate that.”
She snapped her phone shut. “Security will be here in a few moments. Now is your chance to exit with dignity.”
“Dignity can be so dull.”

Explore the Billionaires' Secrets series:
Volatile Chemistry (Bella and Dominic)
Grapes of Wrath (Susannah and Amado)
A Taste of Heaven (Samantha and Louis)
Box set of all three books

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Secrets, lies and family ties...
Fetching home a long-lost heir is not in Susannah Clarke’s job description, but she’ll do what it takes to get the job done—even bargain with a steamy night of passion. When Argentine wine-grower Amado Alvarez discovers the truth about his parentage, his world is shattered. He’s furious at the bewitching woman who brought such terrible news and decides to exact revenge of a very sensual kind—until he starts to realize he can’t imagine life without her.

EXCERPT:
“Your turn.”
“I don’t know how to tango.”
“No matter.” He held out his hand.
“Seriously, I’ll look like a fool.”
“If you dance, you might look like a fool. If you sit there in your chair and miss all the fun, everyone will know you’re a fool.” His eyes glittered a challenge.
She rose to her feet, damned if she did and damned if she didn’t. Amado hooked his arm around her waist, and practically carried her onto the small dance floor. Already at least fifteen other couples swirled to the music.
“But I...”
Amado silenced her with a finger to her lips. “Don’t think. Just listen to the music.” He leaned in close, his breath hot on her ear. “Listen to your body. Dance with me.”
Her belly tightened in response to the sensual rasp of his voice. She drew in a shaky breath.
Her black wrap dress had a long slit down the back of the bodice, and he slid his fingers inside it. Her eyes widened. Surely he didn’t want the others to know they were intimate?
He pulled her close until her body was almost crushed against his.
Almost.
A scant half-inch of superheated space separated their hips. He inclined his head until his cheek was almost touching hers and she could anticipate the slight roughness of his skin.
He took her other hand and held it lightly in his, then he stepped forward, into her.
Instinctively she stepped back, and he turned, whirling them half around. Then he stepped back. His hand on her waist pulled her with him, and she placed her toes between his. Forward and back, around, his hands and the movements of his feet guided her through the throng of dancers.
The music, taut and rhythmic, strung the air with tension. It thrummed in her body as time and again she stepped into Amado’s embrace, anticipating his body heat. Then he pulled away, leaving a tiny ache.

Explore the Billionaires' Secrets series:
A family scattered by pride and greed—brought back together by love.
Book 1: Volatile Chemistry (Dominic and Bella)
Book 2: Grapes of Wrath (Amado and Susannah)
Book 3: A Taste of Heaven (Louis and Samantha)
Box set of all three books.
Customer review:
"I was so enthralled by this book that I read it in one sitting."

Dominic Di Bari is angry with the billionaire father who suddenly needs an instant heir. Chemist Bella Soros is gathering evidence for a lawsuit against the company. A blackmail-driven seduction endangers both careers and hearts in this steamy summer romance.

EXCERPT:
“Is this some kind of lab?”
“I hardly see that it’s any of your business.”
“A week ago, I’d have agreed with you.” Before the strange phone call that turned his life upside down.
“I warned you I’d have to call security.” She pulled a phone from a pocket in her lab coat. He couldn’t help but notice that her legs went on forever. She dialed the number and tapped her foot on the floor, looking anywhere but at him.
He crossed his arms and fought a smile that kept trying to sneak across his mouth. Judging from those legs, he’d bet there was quite a body hidden under all that white permanent-press polyester. Straight brown hair with natural-looking gold highlights grazed her shoulder as she pressed the phone to her ear.
“Yes, Sylvester, there’s an intruder on fifteen. I told him to leave but he won’t.” She shot him a hostile glance. Gray eyes. “Thank you, I’d appreciate that.”
She snapped her phone shut. “Security will be here in a few moments. Now is your chance to exit with dignity.”
“Dignity can be so dull.”

Explore the Billionaires' Secrets series:
Volatile Chemistry (Bella and Dominic)
Grapes of Wrath (Susannah and Amado)
A Taste of Heaven (Samantha and Louis)
Box set of all three books

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Secrets, lies and family ties...
Fetching home a long-lost heir is not in Susannah Clarke’s job description, but she’ll do what it takes to get the job done—even bargain with a steamy night of passion. When Argentine wine-grower Amado Alvarez discovers the truth about his parentage, his world is shattered. He’s furious at the bewitching woman who brought such terrible news and decides to exact revenge of a very sensual kind—until he starts to realize he can’t imagine life without her.

EXCERPT:
“Your turn.”
“I don’t know how to tango.”
“No matter.” He held out his hand.
“Seriously, I’ll look like a fool.”
“If you dance, you might look like a fool. If you sit there in your chair and miss all the fun, everyone will know you’re a fool.” His eyes glittered a challenge.
She rose to her feet, damned if she did and damned if she didn’t. Amado hooked his arm around her waist, and practically carried her onto the small dance floor. Already at least fifteen other couples swirled to the music.
“But I...”
Amado silenced her with a finger to her lips. “Don’t think. Just listen to the music.” He leaned in close, his breath hot on her ear. “Listen to your body. Dance with me.”
Her belly tightened in response to the sensual rasp of his voice. She drew in a shaky breath.
Her black wrap dress had a long slit down the back of the bodice, and he slid his fingers inside it. Her eyes widened. Surely he didn’t want the others to know they were intimate?
He pulled her close until her body was almost crushed against his.
Almost.
A scant half-inch of superheated space separated their hips. He inclined his head until his cheek was almost touching hers and she could anticipate the slight roughness of his skin.
He took her other hand and held it lightly in his, then he stepped forward, into her.
Instinctively she stepped back, and he turned, whirling them half around. Then he stepped back. His hand on her waist pulled her with him, and she placed her toes between his. Forward and back, around, his hands and the movements of his feet guided her through the throng of dancers.
The music, taut and rhythmic, strung the air with tension. It thrummed in her body as time and again she stepped into Amado’s embrace, anticipating his body heat. Then he pulled away, leaving a tiny ache.

Explore the Billionaires' Secrets series:
A family scattered by pride and greed—brought back together by love.
Book 1: Volatile Chemistry (Dominic and Bella)
Book 2: Grapes of Wrath (Amado and Susannah)
Book 3: A Taste of Heaven (Louis and Samantha)
Box set of all three books.
Royal heir Osman Al Kilanjar must choose a bride to claim his throne, but he’s tired of the gold diggers who flock around him and knows he’ll recognize his true mate when he meets her. Film producer Samantha Bechtel has her life mapped out like the shooting script of one of her documentaries—but it takes a detour when she breaks down in the desert and is rescued by the commanding and charismatic sheikh. Osman decides to put the local marriage festival she’s filming to good use and claim his bride. Sam is shocked by Osman’s bold seduction—and even more surprised when she finds herself falling under his spell.

EXCERPT:

The scent of his skin filled her nostrils, binding them closer together. She wanted to inhale him all the way down to her core and let him fill her up. The roughness of his chin excited her, along with his hard jaw and the thick, roping muscles of his back. He felt so different from any man she’d ever kissed before: more masculine, more powerful, more demanding—and more giving.

Passion crackled in his touch, and she could hear it in his breath. He was a king—or almost king—with an entire country at his command, and he was totally immersed in kissing her, Samantha Bechtel, mild-mannered producer of public television documentaries who didn’t have a scrap of makeup on and who had been wearing the same easy-care travel attire all day long.

His fingers pressed into the flesh of her hips, and her body responded with a flare of heat at its core. They’d done nothing but kiss yet already she felt thoroughly ravished.

And she wanted more.

Veronica: Stranded with the Sheikh (FREE!)


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Book 2: Zadir: Bought for the Sheikh

A Christmas Wedding (FREE!)

Book 3: Gibran: Return of the Rebel Sheikh


Book 4: Amahd: Captivated by the Sheikh

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