"To beautiful Laura Nolan, the mansion on Indigo Place wasn't just a home--it was her life's passion. Now old family debts were forcing her to sell and, much to her surprise, James Paden was the prospective buyer. Once the high school bad boy, he'd been too dangerous to flirt with, but too gorgeous to ignore. Now he was all man, and he still had the devastating power to seduce Laura's senses, to make her shiver with emotions she dared not confess... He was a rebel millionaire from the wrong side of the tracks... Years ago, James Paden skipped town, leaving behind Saturday night drag races for the thrill of the professional race circuit. He'd burned rubber in the fast lane of beautiful women and big money, but now he's back, a millionaire tycoon with a dream--to lay claim to 22 Indigo Place and its alluring owner. In his mind Laura had 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..."
"He was a man of his word and she was not about to let him break it.
Madeline Oxley couldnot comtely fault Adam Coats. Her father had hoodwinked them both and now that she stood as last before him, how could she ever walk away."
"FAITH DEVLIN: A poor, outcast child in Prescott, Louisiana, she'd always adored the town's golden boy from afar. But he called her white trash that sultry Southern night when his rich, respected father disappeared, along with her pretty Mom. Now Faith wanted to hate Gray Rouillard...not to feel a powerful surge of desire. But she couldn't quench her passion, any more than she could hide the truth about the past she had waited so long to unravel.
GRAY ROUILLARD: Even when he raised hell, he did it with style. Reckless, charming, and backed by Rouillard money, Gray controlled the town of Prescott -- and Devlin was a name he never wanted to hear again. But when he gazed at Faith Devlin, all he saw was a swirl of tangled sheets and her silken flesh beneath him. To care for her was impossible, unthinkable...because Gray Rouillard planned to use all his power to ruin her."
"When Dr. Elliot Mallory met Georgina Hathaway, almost everything seemed to be right. They like the same jokes, shared a love of sprots, and the chemistry that drew them together was the most powerful he'd ever known.
But the one thing htat was wrong was very wrong, at least in Elliot's mind; she was young and just beginning her career. If she tied herself to him now, she'd be cheated out of all that the future could hold."
"Jessica Stanton, a financially independet widower, is the only woman to oppose Nikolas Constantinos, Greek billionare. Because of his uncontrolled response to her and her defiance, Niko belives it is fine to treat Jessica like a disobidient dog. The only repulsive thing he did not do to this character is physically beat her, and truthfully I don't think that would have shocked me as some of the things he did throughout the book.
This book, although it is appalling, demonstrates how much Howard has drawned and pushed her female characters into confident roles in her recent works"
"THE PAST PROVED DEADLY...
No one knows the dangers of getting close to legendary CIA Black Ops specialist John Medina better than communications expert Niema Burdock. Five years ago, she and her husband worked with Medina on an explosive mission that ended in tragedy. Although she has slowly recovered from her terrible loss, Niema planned never to see Medina again. Until now.
HISTORY IS ABOUT TO REPEAT ITSELF....
A French arms dealer is supplying international terrorists, and only Niema can plant the bugs needed to crack the deadly ring. Against her best instincts, she infiltrates the dealer's glamorous world. But when the plan goes awry, Niema and Medina must take flight in a strange land -- and soon find their partnership sparked by an erotic charge. In a world of deception, John Medina has once again set Niema on a free fall into danger...and into desire like she's never known."
""After the mysterious death of her father, Leah Balfour Dalton was destitute--and desperate to rescue her orphaned sisters and brothers. In one daring moment, she seized a chance to pose as the niece of a wealthy solicitor, hoping to discover the truth about her father's forsaken legacy. At elegant Sinclair House in London, her masquerade began. Only the piercing gaze of Ian Sinclair, the Earl of Huntsford, could unmask her charade...beginning with their first hungry, searching kiss...
Ian cam from Falcon's Gate, his magnificent Scottish estate, to seek a wife amidst London's glittering balls. And, like the dark, winged creature for which his home was named, he swept down upon the golden-haired Leah. But a daunting shadow in the eyes of his lovely prey revealed her heart's deepest secrets--secrets that must not come between a husband and his wife...
Risking her heart on an exuisite passion, Leah watched her happiness fall away like dust when the truth of her deception branded her an impostor and a thief. Banished to Scotland, she vowed to reclaim the love she could no longer deny...a bond that lived beyond betrayal...a love that would stand the test of time.""
"Buffalo Valley, North Dakota, has become a good plae to live the way it used to be, thiry or forty years ago. People here are feeling cofident about the future again.
Stalled lives are moving forward, peoople are taking risks on ew adventures and on lifelong dreams. On happiness, and one of those people is local rancher Mararet Clemens, who finaly gets what she wants most. Marriage to cowboy Matt Eilers, Her frieds don't think Matt's such a abarai; either did her father. But Margarets aware of Matts reputation and his flaws and she wants him anyway."
"Champion racer Austin Parker was the hottest ticket on the NACAR circuit and every woman in Whitehorn was vying for his attention except Frannie Hannon. Despite her head to toe makeover, the former plain Jane couldn't belive that such a sexy bachelor would be interest in her. She was pearls and pink sweater sets, he was boots and tight fitting jeans. But that didn't stop Austin from seducing her or Fannie from savoring every Cinderalla esques minutes. But would her Prince Charming shift into daddy gear when he learned she was expecting his child?"
"All women have dreams lovely Elizabeth Leninger is the pefect Philadelphia society wife and mother. Until she suddenly finds herself widowed- harboring secret dreams of a career of her own and the kind of sensual fulfilment she has only fantasized about. As notorious for his sexual conquests as his bestselling thrillers, Jake Ruttenberg takes his pleasure where he likes and to hell with tomorrow. His deepest feelings are off limits: no woman is ever going to cross that line gain. Then he takes Elizabeth Leninger to bed."
"It was a small Pennsylvania town at the turn of the century. A world of corruption and greed, where secrets were public knowledge and olve was for innocents.
This ws the world of Jason Garrity. A man of passion and principle. A man who had pulled himself up from the slums and now had everything he thought he wanted.
What he wanted most ws beautiful Patricia Mullingan, daughter of the town's wealthiest man. Jason fantasied about her, longed for her from afar-never ddreaming that this great beauty would soon be his."
"Jessica Colton thought her heart would break to see her half-brother Pace in chains on a Florida-bound prison train with the defeated Geronimo. Vowing to free him, she boards the next rain east. But she is not alone.
Captain Blake Renard is determined to keep Jessica away from the Army's half breed prisoner at any cost. But despite his heatred of the savage tribe who destroyed his family, he is drawn to the senusal firebrand by a desire he can neither understand nor resist"
"Ruthless and cunning, Ryder Fallon could deal cards and death in the same breath. Yet when the Indians took him prisoner, he was in danger of being sent to the devil-until a green-eyed angel saved his life.
For two long years, Jenny Braedon had prayed for someone to rescue her from the heathen savages who enslaved her. And even if Ryder was a half-breed, she's help him in exchange for her freedom. But unknown perils and desires awaited the determined beauty in his strong arms, sweeping them both from a world of tortured agony to love's sweet paradise."
"The childlike innocent or the sophiticated cynic who depised society! Whatever the man's mysteries, Kathryn Wainwright was determined to uncover them. Espacially when her incessant questions uncoverd a passionate soul that she found herself helpless to resist. Jonathan Chadwick swore there could not exist a more maddening woman than Kathryn Wainwright. The cheeky writer for an outrages gossip sheet seemed hell-bent on destroying him. And the desire that flared between them was becoming impossible to ignore."
"Mararet Garanett, too tall, too smart, and much to much a Northerner, felt as if she were being watched from the moment she arrived at Tennessee's Magnolia Univeristy. The feelling became a shivery chill when she moved int Rebel's Retreat, the historical cottage built by Confederate General Aston Johnson. But the shock of seeing the general's portrait and recognizing him as the man of her most passionate fatasies left her with an eerie certainty that somehow his ghost was actually there."
"Amanda Caulden led a sheltered life on her father's California ranch- until the day Hank Montggomery stormed into town. A hot blooded union organizer with a taste for ladies and fine champagne, he sensed the fire that smoldered beneath her prim, viruous beauty . . and he vowed to make her his...."
"Special Agent C.J. Jones looked forward to impending motherhood but cursed being sidelined on a serial killer case because of it. And her irresistible partner Bryon Warrick made it hard for her to play it safe. Then, one night, C.J. went into labor with Warrick right beside her. And everything changed."
"The assignment sending the city's most eligible bachelors out on lblind dates, then writing about ow they turned out shold havebeen easy tofa skilled reporter like Erin James. But the first man on her list wanted no part of her article"
"She'd won herself a mountie. But Diana Campbell knew even a brief relationship with Offficer Mitch Reid, her bachelor auction "prize," could lead only to disaster for her family- and heartbreak for herself. For she wanted this marvel of a man not just for today but for all their tomorrows!"
"Nineteen-year-old Miss Margaret Catherine Penwell, a.k.a. Marke, is last of nine children born to the late Captain Horace P. Penwell and Mrs. Mary Ashley Penwell. Mrs. Penwell is affectionately referred to as Mrs. "P" and she lives in the family's Irish estate of St. Catherine's Court while the remainder of the family resides in London. Mrs. "P's" health has been in steady decline and since Marke's lack of interest in debuting the London season, she volunteered to return to Ireland to care for their mother. Once settled, Marke makes the acquaintance of Mrs. Elisa Sittlemeyer, a.k.a. Sitter and Lord Claymore William Perfect, the Marquis of Boothe-Ashmore of nearby Innisfree. Marke and Sitter become instant friends, but Lord Perfect is another matter all together. The plucky Marke is the only one that seems to be able to withstand the depressed and sour Claymore's disposition. With her tenacious and cheery determination, can she bring to the once debonair Claymore back to his former self? And could they make a happy world of their own?"