Lindy Brinks is about ready to buy the idea that somebody who looks, walks and talks like an angel just might be the devil in disguise. And if that's the case, it would explain how she -- the highly professional, very proper personal assistant -- ended up in her boss Shane Jacobsen's bed. Especially when she'd managed to resist temptation for three long years.
But the divinely good-looking playboy has that effect on women. Lord knows it was wrong, yet for one night Lindy was in paradise. Shane doesn't have a clue -- about last night or the fallout from it!
Now Lindy can't -- won't -- give Shane up. Not even if it means moving heaven and earth.
The plan is simple. Julienne Blake will use self-hypnosis until she's discovered the sexy woman inside, then she'll seduce Nick Fairfax during an unforgettable night. And with a tantalizing performance for an audience of one, she does just that. But her sensual plan seems to have worked just a little too well, because Nick is begging for a return engagement.
Nick has never met a woman who could capture his attention so completely as Julienne has. Her risqué moves have him pursuing her all over sultry Savannah just to be alone with her. But he's not a long-term kind of guy, so his desire to extend this passionate affair has him completely baffled. Somehow he
has to convince her there's more than that night between them....
Every woman at the Fuzzy Bunny Day Care Center secretly longed for handsome David Montgomery to look their way. But there was only one female in the single dad's life -- his little girl, Sarah Ann -- until he lost his memory in an accident and winsome mother of two Patty Clark made him an offer he couldn't refuse.
Between her three-year-old and her infant daughter, Sophia, Patty never had a dull moment. But how could the day-care worker turn her back on this irresistible father and his adorable child? Having a man like David around the house was setting off the kinds of erotic sparks that made this single mom long to turn a temporary arrangement into a family for life....
He'd come to claim her heart...but he didn't seem to have one of his own. Yet from his midnight-black hair down to his dusty cowboy boots, Bo Ramsey still radiated sexiness. Months ago he'd left without saying goodbye, on the arm of another woman, but now he was back, as seductive as ever though broken in body and spirit. But since he'd disappointed Abby once before, she told herself that Bo's troubles were none of her concern....
Yes, that's what she told herself. Until Bo turned up on her doorstep, with a plea for forgiveness and a look of such love in his eyes that she stopped listening to the voice in her head and started hearing the one in her heart....
She was plain. A church secretary. A virgin, for Pete's sake! How could CJ Maxey possibly let herself get talked into running for Dairy Princess? Worse, once she was cajoled into doing just that, how would she survive Clint Garrett, the lip-smackingly gorgeous, love-'em-and-leave-'em reporter assigned to stick to her like a burr?
She was impossible! Exasperating! And she had killer legs.... With her feisty tongue and blazing blue eyes, CJ intrigued Clint. Both wanton and winsome, she was trouble packaged as a princess. But how could Clint be sure? And why did her innocent smile make him want to rescue her? One thing was certain: this confounding beauty queen was driving him crazy -- with desire!
Meet the first of Sandra Madden's rugged men of Annapolis--the intrepid sailors of the newly founded U. S. Naval Academy. Their dreams of glory stand side
by side with their vows of honor, but even their love affair with the sea can't keep them from the passion they're destined to find...
When Nantucket whaler Benjamin Swain joins the Navy, his plan is straightforward. Work his way up to officer, marry a pleasant woman, and use his newly honed skills to design revolutionary ships for the Navy. Beginning as a lowly seaman, his first assignment is to teach sailing at the fledgling Naval Academy
at Annapolis, a simple enough task.
Until he meets Sophie Harrington, the admiral's daughter.
Impulsive and rebellious, Sophie is also beautiful, a fact Ben vows to ignore. Nothing will ruin his well-laid plan quicker than an entanglement with his superior's only child. But Sophie, balking at her father's insistence that she marry an officer and dreaming of writing a novel, is determined to learn to sail. Ben is the logical teacher--but nothing like the man he knows her father envisions for her. Arguing with Sophie is like shouting at the wind, however,
and soon Ben wants nothing more than to silence her protests with kisses so she can hear him say "I love you" instead...
For Michael Lord, head of security at Maitland Maternity, the arrival of the package from his long-lost mother recalled his abandonment as a baby -- so he
wasn't about to desert his secretary, Jenny Morrow. Seven months ago her husband had died in an accident. Now she was pregnant and her controlling mother-in-law
wanted custody of her unborn child. The confirmed bachelor couldn't ignore a woman in trouble. Michael had an idea that could keep Jenny and her baby in
Texas -- a temporary husband!
The second in a quartet of Maitland Maternity novels connected by a mother's legacy of love.
Jenna Rawlins is a straitlaced kind of woman. As fate would have it, the one night she goes a little crazy and allows herself to be seduced, she becomes pregnant. It's bad timing, since she's trying to claim her independence from her overprotective family, but she's bound and determined to have this baby -- alone. After all, she's successfully raising two boys by herself after kicking out her good-for-nothing husband. Another baby she can handle. Another
man -- forget it.
Mark Bishop has discovered Jenna's condition and wants to be part of his child's life. But Jenna doesn't believe the confirmed bachelor is up to the challenge.
So she tests him -- making him spend time with her boys, showing him what it's like to be a parent. The problem is, he loves this life that's been thrown at him -- the boys, the child on the way...and Jenna.
Cynical homicide detective Jared Stryker didn't believe in fairy tales or ghost stories. That is, until he inherited an old ranch with suspicious neighbors
-- and a haunting link to his past....
Murdered by her former husband, Rachel Bingham was doomed to walk the house for eternity, but when the sexy, streetwise cop came into her world and awakened
the passion within her, she yearned to live again.
Jared had never wanted to be tied down, yet he found himself captivated by the ghostly beauty. But to be together, they had to break the curse that bound
her -- and escape the danger that stalked him!
Sugar Beth Carey's come back to Parrish, Mississippi, and she's brought her reputation for wreaking havoc with her. She's broke, desperate, and too proud to show it, even with her old enemies lining up for a chance to get even. Her Former girlfriends have their eyebrow pencils sharpened into lethal points. Winnie Davis, her longtime rival, is fully armed with the money, power, and prestige that had once been Sugar Beth's. But worst of all is Colin Byrne, the man whose career Sugar Beth had destroyed-- and not exactly accidentally.
Now Colin's a famous novelist living in Sugar Beth's old mansion, and this modern day dark prince is using his writers imagination to figure out how to bring the towns beautiful former princess to her knees. But despite her sassy mouth, feisty spirit, and hardheaded ways, Sugar Beth's no longer the spoiled rich girl they all remember. No, now she's a woman to be reckoned with... and a great big reckonin' is about to happen, not least of all for one dark prince who might-just might-be thinking about falling in love with the wickedest girl in town.
Well, it looks as though steadfast single dad Cameron Stevenson may not be single much longer. The whole town has seen the smoldering looks he's directed
at Faith Taylor, the rescue worker who saved Cam's son from a cave-in at the old Queen of Hearts mine. But does the gorgeous gal return his affection?
Faith had given up on love after her marriage ended badly.And Cameron -- well, that widower's had enough heartache to last a lifetime.Can they find happiness
together after all the sadness they've surmounted? Keep reading, friends -- your favorite prospector is keeping a close eye on these two lovebirds-in-the-making.
With all the heat they're generating, this town might be in for an early spring thaw!
Once they'd loved under the wild Wyoming sky. Then Dave Currick ended their affair and broke Matty Brennan's heart. Matty had vowed Dave would rue the day he'd let her go. But now, desperate to save her family's ranch, she swallowed her pride and asked him to marry her! In name only, of course....
Dave's quick agreement stunned her. But it was the searing, intimate, knock-her-socks-off wedding kiss that warned her Dave might have an agenda of his own. To protect her vulnerable heart, she had to find out why he'd left her - and why he had married her now!
Footloose cowboy Jake Meredith was perfect at rabble-rousing and rodeo riding. But when instant parenthood befell him, he was scared spitless of failing
as a father for his tiny orphaned niece and nephew. Where to turn for help?
Where else but to Maggie Templeton, the gangly, freckled best friend of his youth? Now a city pediatrician, his long-distance pal came to his temporary
rescue, working wonders with his little wards. Unfortunately, Maggie's unexpected womanliness stoked Jake's senses, jeopardizing their precious friendship.
Still, Jake ached to make Maggie a permanent part of his family -- to touch her, to taste her...to turn her every which way but loose.
Set against a fascinating backdrop of 1830s Louisiana, Always and Forever is a sweeping saga of a Creole-American family and of two remarkable women whose friendship will be tested by prejudice, tragedy, passion, and the love of one extraordinary man...
Always And Forever
Since they were children running barefoot about Toulouse Plantation, Josie and Cleo have been as close as sisters, forging an unbreakable bond that defies their roles as mistress and slave. Together, the two have shared secrets and protected each other through happiness and heartbreak. They never dream they could also share an intense passion for the same man, the elegant, charming, and irresistibly seductive Bertrand Chamard. His love will change their friendship forever and set in motion a series of events from which there can be no turning back.
Gretchen Craig has written a breathtaking novel rich in history and romance about love's power to wound, to heal, and to make everything new.
Amelia was afraid. Her father's violent outbursts were getting worse, and only when she quelled her own headstrong, independent ways was there any peace--especially since her father was determined that she marry into the powerful Culhane family.
Though smooth, polished, mild-mannered Alan was taken with Amelia's fragile beauty and ways, Amelia was haunted by King Culhane--whose silver eyes could say more with a look than his brother could say with a dictionary. But his temper, like his courage, was legendary in east Texas. Men like King were dangerous.
King wanted her, and he took pains to make sure she knew it--though he regarded her as a piece of fluff who hoped to steal his brother's heart and bank account. But the woman in Amelia couldn't deny the raging need that could only be assuaged by King's savage embrace....
With a strict, eagle-eyed judge for a father and two older brothers to back him up, Amelia Harper is doted upon and protected within an inch of her life. She's not even allowed to have a sweetheart until she's seventeen, for example. Amelia longs for the day she can do as she pleases, but that day doesn't seem
to be in any hurry to arrive.
For a young fellow, Jesse Lawton has a surprisingly shady background. The only wonder is that it took him until the age of fourteen to end up in jail, so wild was the path he'd been on. But five years have passed, and his luck finally seems to have turned: he's been freed. If only he can stay on the straight and narrow ...
When Jesse arrives at the Harper ranch to work off the remainder of his sentence, it's no surprise that the judge's pretty daughter catches his eye. What he doesn't know is that this young lady is itching for excitement, and with one look into his haunted eyes, Amelia knows she's found it in Jesse. Without meaning to, Amelia forces the erstwhile outlaw into a choice between his freedom and his heart.
HER ONE-AND ONLY?--LOVER Sweet and innocent no more! Abby Benton longed to cast off her closely guarded virginity-with her boss. Mere proximity to executive taskmaster Matthew Smythe, a.k.a. 'The American Earl,' left her quivering with sensual anticipation. And when his lips crashed against hers, the sexy aristocrat unleashed forces for beyond his control. For once he had fulfilled his mission as midnight mentor, Abby knew she could never entrust her body and soul to another. Matt considered their loving merely educational-he'd called marriage a 'fragile attachment'-but Abby had a different agenda. And as swiftly as boss had turned teacher, teacher would become husband....
Despite the scandalous blemish on her family's name, Lord Giles Cardross was convinced his lovely young bride cared for him. But as the bills and extravagant debts begin to mount up, Giles begins to suspect that perhaps his adored wife isn't as innocent as he supposed. Especially since, as of late, she's been unable to look him in the eye....
Nell has found herself ensnared in a bit of a pinch. Deciding that she couldn't possibly ask her husband for help, she enlists the help of her roguish brother, Dysart, who is every inch the provocateur he's renowned to be! But Nell certainly doesn't expect to get caught up in his outlandish schemes. It's only a matter of time before Nell's reputation -- and her marriage -- is on a course for disaster!
She'd traveled to Texas for two things: A real cowboy and a baby...
And her e-mail buddy, Archer Jefferson, fit the bill. From his jeans to his hat to his crooked smile, the man was more cowboy than Australian stuntwoman
Clove Penmire had bargained for -- perfect for helping a friend make one little baby.
And although she was known as a plain Jane, Clove refused to let her lack of glamour -- or the odd twist of her heart when she saw Archer -- interfere with
her baby-making mission. She'd be the one to love 'em and leave 'em this time...until a makeover and one passionate night changed all her plans!
Having Bad Reputation is Mallory Carson's dream come true. The bar represents something of her very own. And thanks to her, it's the trendiest spot in town.
At first, she and the other female bartenders dancing atop the bar counter was a one-off, a joke, but when it causes carloads of patrons to show up, Mallory
sees the potential in terms of large dollar signs. She thinks all lights are flashing green and all signs read Go. Little does she know about the guy who's
got his eye on her....
Shay O'Connor has his own quiet Irish pub nearby, unlike Mallory's roaring place. He's meant to be looking out for Mallory and her new business adventure
on the Q.T. But after seeing her hot body and cool attitude in motion, he wants to keep a lot more than just his eye on her.... Problem number one is that
she's his good buddy's sister. Family means a lot to Shay -- he's the third generation to run O'Connor's. Little does he know, however, that Mallory already
plans to bed him!