The Awakening

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Amanda Caulden led a sheltered life on her father's California ranch -- until the day Hank Montgomery stormed into town. A hot-blooded union organizer with a taste for ladies and fine champagne, he sensed the fire that smoldered beneath her prim, virtuous beauty...and he vowed to make her his.
Hank's assault on her orderly life made Amanda furious -- and all the more enticing. Slowly, he drew her into a world of sensuous pleasure: sumptuous meals and moonlit dances, carefree laughter and stolen kisses...gently stirring the sleeping embers of passion. But even as a fierce love rose between them, violent rebellion threatened to destroy the Caulden ranch -- and their lives!
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Simon and Schuster
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Feb 1, 2004
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Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
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Revisit the Carlton family with #1 New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woodsin this collection of unforgettable tales from her beloved Perfect Destinies series.

ISN'T IT RICH? Richard Carlton suspects that his Aunt Destiny has more than businessmatters on her mind when she insists he meet klutzy PR executive Melanie Hart. But despitehis reservations, when the press mistakenly reports that they're a couple, Richardconvinces Melanie to pretend that they're engaged—to bolster his reputation and to teachhis matchmaking aunt a lesson, once and for all.

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TREASURED When artist Ben Carlton met beautiful gallery owner Kathleen Dugan at the urgingof his matchmaking aunt Destiny, his wounded heart began to open—yet he couldn'tcompletely forget the tragedies of his past. Were Ben's wounds too deep for Kathleen tomend…or did Destiny create another perfect match?

DESTINY UNLEASHED For twenty years Destiny Carlton has put family and duty ahead of herown hopes and dreams. Now, William Harcourt, a man she once loved, seems hell-bent ondestroying her family's business. For William, going after Carlton Industries is ahigh-stakes gamble—he's certainly gotten Destiny's attention, but will he now be able towin back her heart?
In all of her wonderful New York Times bestsellers, Jude Deveraux crafts more than just a magnificent story: she creates positively unforgettable characters who live on long after the last page is turned. In this sizzling new novel, she features a hero from one of her best-loved families -- the dashing Montgomerys -- and entwines thrilling sensuality, warmhearted wit, and hotblooded suspense.
A rising star at a Manhattan corporation, Fiona Burkenhalter is a New Yorker through and through, with a New Yorker's disdain for anywhere but the city's bustling streets. When her boss inexplicably sends her to handle a new account in the Florida Everglades, it may as well be another planet to city slicker Fiona. But this is no ordinary business meeting: Fiona is to join her client on a rustic fishing expedition, accompanied by a guide with the larger-than-life name of Ace Montgomery.
More than a little steamed at this detour from the executive fast track, Fiona never imagined that she'd embarked on the wildest adventure of her life -- or that the rough-hewn, undeniably handsome Ace Montgomery from the Southern backwoods would become her closest ally. But hair-raising circumstances pull her deep into trouble from the moment she steps off the plane. Only in Florida could Fiona get arrested for smashing to smithereens a frighteningly lifelike mechanical alligator.
And only in the heart of the swamplands could she get lost in a maze of intrigue and become the prime suspect for a shocking murder -- with Ace as her presumed accomplice. Suddenly, they discover that they have inherited the murder victim's vast fortune -- and they are now Florida's most wanted couple!
Joining forces is a matter of survival for Ace and Fiona. Following a string of jumbled clues tied to childhood memories -- a fabulous yarn that Fiona's father once told her, a long-lost treasure map -- they desperately attempt to decipher their connection to the deadly inheritance. As they wade into the murky waters of past secrets, an irresistible chemistry flares -- and Fiona surrenders to the legendary Montgomery charm. Now, with their lives and hearts on the line, they turn up the heat in their desperate search for a killer.
Take off on a wild ride with High Tide, and discover once more why Jude Deveraux -- and her marvelous Montgomerys -- have won the hearts of millions.
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