When former Secret Service agent Alex Stone is asked to impersonate a foreign dignitary who wears a full beard and is rarely seen without his sunglasses, it’s not a problem. But getting someone to impersonate the man’s new bride, a beauty the world adores, is a little bit harder. Melusine Brand looks astoundingly like the pampered princess. She’s also a rough and tumble Oklahoma Tom boy with colorful language. Besides, she’ll never agree.
Only, she does. Alex has to tutor her to survive the glitzy world he’s used to. But when things take a turn and they’re on the run in the wilderness with killers on their heels, it’s Mel’s turn to school him. Depending on each other to stay alive, these two opposites find a love that’s stronger than either of them could have imagined...and hope they can live long enough to claim it.
In high school, Edie Brand had been afraid to even look at Wade Armstrong. He was too hot, to smooth, and his reputation of being able to get any girl to say yes on the first date scared the daylights out of her. Now, though, a bad boy is what she needs. She’s back in town, driven out of L.A. and her lucrative modeling career by a crazed stalker who nearly killed her once. And who seems to have followed her home.
The attraction between these two burns them both, while a dangerous admirer watches, and grows angrier.
Back from the Dead?
Ben Brand is still in mourning for his long lost wife, Penny, although it’s been two years since she died in a fiery car wreck leaving her wedding band as the only identifiable thing on her body. Now he wonders if his endless grief has finally driven him crazy, because he’s seen her, twice now, once outside his gym in town where he teaches martial arts to kids, and ones right outside his bedroom window. Is Ben losing his mind...or experiencing a miracle?
Reporter Ash Coye is faking amnesia to buy some time after a serial killer’s attempt on his life. So when a hottie on a Harley shows up at his bedside claiming to be his wife, he has to pretend to believe her.
Joey Bradshaw knows lying to a guy with no memory is cruel, but if it keeps him alive and stops The Slasher, it’s worth it. The sizzling attraction between her and her make believe husband, however, is an unexpected complication.
"Maggie Shayne writes wonderful romance with page turning thrills that have a permanent spot on my keeper shelf.”
~New York Times Bestselling Author Karen Robards
Her gothic mansion is cold and filled with secrets. One member of this hostile household wants her dead—and unless she can regain her lost memories, they might just get their wish.
*A substantially revised edition of the story originally titled Kiss of the Shadow Man
“Maggie Shayne is better than Chocolate!”
NY Times bestselling Author Suzanne Forster
Sheriff Garrett Brand has raised his entire brood of siblings single-handedly, and he’s done his best to teach them some values, to mold them into honorable, responsible, and trustworthy human beings. So when a baby lands on the doorstep of the Texas Brand, his first question is which younger brother is in for a butt-kicking? But the little fellow isn’t named after Ben, or Wes, or Adam, or Elliot. The little feller is named after him–Garrett Ethan Brand–according to the note his mama left behind.
He’s still racking his brain to figure it all out, when a woman shows up at the ranch in the dead of night, spitting, fighting mad, and accusing Garrett of murdering her sister and stealing the baby!
Chelsea is confused, heartbroken, and too mad to think straight, and the same trouble that found her poor sister is right on her tail. But of all the places she and the baby could’ve wound up, Garrett thinks this ranch is the best one.
Because this is one family that knows how to pull together and trouble doesn’t stand a chance against The Brands of Texas.