The Pirate / The Adventurer / The Cowboy Author:Jayne Ann Krentz The Pirate — Katherine Inskip's ideal man didn't exist in this century. Nevertheless, her dreams and the books she wrote were dominated by a swashbuckling pirate. She'd never imagined she'd encounter him in the flesh... until she met Jared Hawthorne. — Owner of the South Seas island where Kate was unwinding, Jared could have stepped off the... more » pages of a historical romance. In almost every way he was her perfect fantasy -- bold, dashing, domineering... But then Kate began to suspect that Jared had something more in common with his piratical ancestors -- something that wasn't at all "by the book..."
When romance writer Sarah Fleetwood hired an ex-adventurer to help her locate an old family heirloom, she fully intended to live out her secret fantasy. Anew Gideon Trace was it. Dark, mysterious, dangerously appealing, he personified the heroes shed dreamed and written about.
But the real man was much harder to figure out. Sharing a cozy cabin in the mountains with Gideon didn't help. Sarah had to unveil his shadowy past before she could fulfill her quest for the long-buried treasure -- and the perfect mate. Only then could reality match fiction.
Romance writer Margaret Lark knew all about tough cowboys in pin-striped suits: they were the heroes in her books. She wouldn't admit fantasizing about that type of man, though, much less acknowledge the fact that she'd walked out on one not long ago. But corporate executive Rafe Cassidy was quick to refresh her memory.
Rafe had power, money, sex appeal aplenty. Losing a major deal and Margaret in one stroke had riled him. It was time for a showdown. Time to show her what stuff real cowboys were made of...« less