"Once James Paden had been the high-school bad boy -- too dangerous to flirt with, but too gorgeous to ignore! Now Laura Nolan faced him as a woman, about to lose the home that had been a symbol of the good life in her small town to a man whose desire for her -- and for 22 Indigo Place -- had only deepened over time.
What gave this man the devastating power to seduce her senses, to make her shiver with emotions she dared not confess? In his mind she'd always been the girl he couldn't have, the rich man's daughter for whom he'd never be good enough... until that moonlit night when the fierce touch of his lips branded her forever his...."
Surely the most terrifying thing that could happen to any woman must be for her child to be snatched -- and indeed it was without doubt the worst thing that had happened to Marisa; that moment when she came out of a shop to find baby Jamie vanished would always feel like the end of everything.
For most women in that dreadful situation, though, it would at least be some comfort to be sustained by their husband's love -- but for Marisa it only meant that it had brought her estranged husband Gabriel back on the schene; the last thing she had wanted to happen. For nothing had changed in the two years since she had last seen him; the same gap still yawned between them. And meanwhile -- WHERE WAS JAMIE?"
"Gazing at the stunning blonde across the hotel lounge, dashing entrepreneur Conrad Wendel felt desire curl in him. He was on fire for this goddess -- and he had to make the lovely beauty his!
Heller Blane was working double shifts to pay her mother's hospital bills, but she feared she'd never earn enough in time... until the mysterious stranger offered her ten thousand dollars to have dinner with him. Heller knew it was risky, but Conrad's brash proposition was dangerously appealing... and she felt undeniably drawn to the enigmatic man with eyes of emerald fire that enflamed her.
But when dawn broke, she had vanished, the breathless passions of their night together only memories that haunted Conrad. He'd fallen in love with a shimmering shadow, and he must find his vanished siren whose trail led to a tropical island paradise. But could he capture the elusive water nymph whose heart had touched his soul, and keep her safe in his embrace?"
"A Cheshire Practice:
Where love is just a heartbeat away.
THE DOCTOR's SECRET CHILD
Nurse Elizabeth Campbell had promised her sister she would never reveal her baby's identity to its father. But now Beth has Hannah in her care and the child is in need of her father's help. Beth knows she must find him.
Dr. Adam Knight is furious that no one told him he had a daughter, and he's determined to be involved in Hannah's life. But he'll also be in Beth's life -- fuelling their unexpected attraction. An attraction that Beth wants to resist because she fears that Adam's real feelings are not for herself -- but her sister!"
"New Mexico Territory, 1872
Sometimes the blaze continues...
AFTER THE ASHES
A stagecoach robbery is the spark that sets fire to Lorelei Sullivan's plan for the future. She and her brother moved to New Mexico Territory to escape the past, to ranch, but Corey has destroyed all hope of that. Lawmen now want him -- and Lorelei won't see the boy hang. Yet defying the law places her between two men she can't trust: her sibling and Christopher Braddock, who is her brother's one shot at redemption -- a hard, silent man who lights a fire inside her. And as his kiss fans the flames of desire, Lorelei wonders whether she will be consumed by this inferno or rise reborn from its ashes."
They'd grown up at Serenity House -- a group home for girls. Now they're coming together for the first time as adults. Childhood friends who'd shared difficult times, who'd shared hopes and fears, laughter and tears -- and perhaps most important of all... secrets.
Their troubled pasts behind them, these women are now free to find the love they deserve.
Anabelle Crane had once loved Nathan Hyde. But his betrayal forced them apart and sent her packing -- all the way to Seattle. Now she's a cop and she's put her life back together, convinced that she's over Nathan.
But when she comes home to recuperate from a gunshot wound, she learns that he's in danger. So Anabelle goes undercover, telling herself she's guarding Nathan for his daughter's sake. But while Anabelle's protecting Nathan from harm, nobody's protecting her from Nathan. And she's falling for him all over again!"
"THE SINGLE DAD:
Wealthy bachelor Alex Hightower has three women on his mind...
HIS SASSY-MOUTHED TEENAGE DAUGHTER:
a girl with training bras on her mind
HIS "STEADY GAL":
A snooty socialite with marriage to Mr. Moneybags on her mind
ANGELINE WYDOWSKI PERKINS:
An unsuitable woman with an endless supply of love for Alex on her mind
My steady's familiar -- but as exciting as a stale croissant. Angeline's exciting -- but about as familiar as a total stranger. Of course, my daughter comes first in my life, and she adores Angeline... a woman who couldn't possibly be the next Mrs. Hightower!"
That was Nicole Reed's goal. And then he opened the door. Long, lean, gorgeous and definitely rough around the edges, Mark DeLucca was everything Nicole longed for -- and everything she'd come to Eden to avoid.
Then she started hearing the rumors about Mark. And stumbled across his secret. Seems that Mark had just inherited a son he'd never known about. Now the ex-military man was fumbling with being a daddy and turning to Nicole for help both day and night. But was this newfound need something Nicole could believe was just for her?"
They were two strangers alone in the world, until they found the one precious thing that could heal their wounds: each other's love....
Althea Ford lives alone with her invalid sister in a crumbling Oregon farmhouse, burdened by sins of the past. Desperate for help, she reluctantly turns to Jefferson Hicks, an ex-lawman who has fallen from grace -- a man who unexpectedly awakens her to desire... and to dreams she believes she can never have.
Jeff Hicks has fallen as low as a man can. But here at Allie's farm, his silent, numb heart suddenly begins to beat again. Drawn to this woman who is as much a prisoner of the past as he, Jeff discovers the healing power of love. But to claim it, they must confront spiteful enemies determined to keep them apart forever."
"To save her deceased husband's business, Leah agreed to marry businessman Cabot who wanted a child. Since it would be a betrayal of the love she felt for her first husband, she vowed to have no feelings for her new husband.
Leah thought that falling in love would be a betrayal -- but when Cabot's tender touch sparked an unmistakable emotion deep within her, Leah's own heart betrayed her. Drawn together by desire, united through times of trouble, Leah and Cabot learned that only love can make a true marriage -- and a true home."
Captured in a border raid and held for ransom by the fierce Scottish clansmen who were her ancestral enemies, bewitchingly beautiful Storm Eldon knew her fate only too well. Tavis MacLagan would not harm her -- the arrogant knight had given his word on that -- but he would stop at nothing to get her into his bed."
"Clay and Rebecca were married for 5 years with a young child now divorced Clay is injuried when picking up his son for vacation. He has a broken leg that lands him in the care of his ex-wife. He plans to worm his way back into her heart.
"His son has brain damage from a fall, she is a speech therapist that he plans to buy for him. But she has lost her young son and doesn't feel like she can emotionally handle working with children again.
Very good book. Both H/H have wounded souls that have to learn to trust in each's love."
"This is the second book in the James sister trilogy, but the third has never been published. This is my favorite and will stand alone. Bethany is so afraid when she goes back in time...it is joy to see that without her sisters she can grow into the wonderful woman she is meant to be.
For Bethany James, freedom comes in the form of the River of Time, sweeping her away from her old life, to 1895. But on awakening in Juneau, Alaska, Bethany discovers a whole new batch of problems. For one thing, she has been separated from her sisters -- the only ones with whom she shares perfect harmony. And the widowed mine-owner who finds her -- Matthew Gray -- is hardly someone with whom she expects to connect.
Yet struggling to survive, drawing on every skill she possesses, the violet-eyed beauty finds herself growing into a stronger person. She is learning to trust, learning to love. And in helping Matt do the same, Bethany realizes the laments of the past are only too soon made the sweet strains of happiness."
"Reenie's husband has a second family in California, when she is told she kicks him out but he wants her and their daughters back. Reenie is upset to find the second family has moved to their small town along with the man that told Reenie the truth, Isaac. Reenie goes to work at the local high school where she finds Isaac workingn also. Great story of a woman that thought she had the perfect marriage with the perfect husband but after discovering the truth picks up all the pieces and moves on with her children."
"Jennifer leaves NYC to travel to Montana to be Lucas O'Reilly's mail order bride. He needs a wife to keep his home, cook his meals, and give him strong healthy sons. A sweet quiet wife, but Jennifer is anything but sweet and quiet. Oh, she is sweet but she doesn't obey like the vows said. Sparks fly and tempers flare but love is sure to be in the air."