COMPASS agent Grant Tyndal had been dispatched to Germany to rescue CIA translator Marie Beauclair from her terrorist captors. But the mission had already been accomplished. The resourceful undercover agent not only escaped, she vowed to go after her kidnappers. Tyndal wouldn't let that happen. One, it was too dangerous. And two—he worked alone.
Marie didn't need a bodyguard or a babysitter. What she needed was someone to help her complete a critical mission of her own. But the former Navy SEAL was already shattering her defenses. He awakened passion and tempted her to let down her guard…to risk everything for the promise of forever in his arms….
All the same, James Garrow found himself wildly attracted to Lady Susanna Childers. True, their wedded union arose from mutual need—with no mention of love. Yet the longer he knew his firebrand bride—the greater grew his desire…!
She was deep in the Highlands, a long way from London Society. Still, Susanna Childers vowed to make the best of the bargain she had struck with the enigmatic laird who was now her husband. Besides, he had saved her life once and would again, if need be. So love didn't matter—or did it?
Nick's youthful defection had ruined Emily Lovenye's prospects. So it was no wonder that the vicar's daughter still wanted nothing to do with him. Unwittingly compromised into a hasty marriage, his courageous Emily was giving him the devil of a time as he struggled to win back her trust and turn their inconvenient union into wedded bliss.
Badly scarred Captain Caine Morleigh must marry to inherit. Who better than the homeliest young woman left over at the end of the London season? After all, she will require little attention to keep her happy….
Lady Grace Renfair leaps at the only chance to escape her emotionally abusive uncle and accepts Caine's proposal. Soon she blooms with confidence and beauty, causing her husband's forbidding exterior to crumble.
If she could only reach beyond his scars to the gentleman beneath….
Maybe it was the whole Southern comfort thing--the sinfully rich accent, that lazy smile, his heated touch, kindness that nearly disarmed her. But Robin Andrews knew better than to trust a man...especially this one. Did Detective Mitch Winton really have her best interest in mind? Or was he just toying with his prime suspect?
The cosmopolitan beauty hadn't killed anyone. Mitch would stake his badge on it--and, in fact, he did. Because he was going above and beyond the call of duty to figure out who had killed Robin's estranged husband and why the killer was suddenly after her. But it wasn't his badge he was worried about losing...it was his heart.
Her cover: sexy heiress on a French Riviera spree. Her mission: find the terrorist hacker threatening to shut down America's power grid. And SEXTANT agent Tess Bradshaw plans to play this first assignment strictly by the book. But to successfully stay under cover, she needs ex-CIA agent Cameron Cochran's wild-card expertise in breaking all the rules.
Cameron has taken this case strictly to clear his name. Helping this innocent newbie strip down to her secrets to play bad-girl bait is a nice but distracting bonus. With the clock ticking and lethal mercenaries closing in, surrendering to each other might be their only chance….
A Bouquet of Thistles by Lyn Stone
Since they were betrothed as children, John, Lord Greycourt, and Alys of Camoy have not set eyes on one another. Alys is overjoyed when John returns home—until she realizes that he has no intention of marriage. This is one battle that she cannot let her warrior win!
Paying the Piper by Gail Ranstrom
Miss Chloe Faraday has been engaged to Captain Sir Anthony Chandler for years, yet she doesn't even know what he looks like. She can't quite recall the dashing officer who proposed to her in a letter. Now the war is over, he expects to claim his bride. But Chloe has a mind of her own, and will not be compelled into marriage.
Battle-Torn Bride by Anne O'Brien
Forbidden to marry the man of her choice, Lady Beatrice Somerton was forcibly wed to another. Now her husband has met his death on the field of battle—perhaps by the hand of her first and only love. Should she still want such a man?
Molly Jensen was finally safe from her menacing ex-husband-until he was released from jail. Now the threatening phone calls wouldn't stop. Molly knew there was only one man who could help her: Damien Perry. His charade as her live-in lover was ingenious, but how long could she pretend to be pretending?