After solving a particularly gruesome homicide investigation Detective Lindsay Boxer is promoted to Lieutenant. Although she is grateful for the promotion, she knows she would never have solved it without the help of her three good friends: Chronicle reporter Cindy Thomas, medical examiner Claire Washburn, and Assistant District Attorney Jill Bernhardt. This informal group, known as the women's murder club, still meets from time to time as a support cell for each other.
When Lindsay starts another high profile homicide investigation, being a member of the club becomes very dangerous because the perpetrator marks some of them as his victims. He also kills a young black girl in front of a church, a older black woman in a laundry basement, and a black police officer. The two dead black females are related to police on the force. Lindsay and her superiors conclude that the killer has a grudge against the force. The only problem is they don't have a clue as to his identity.
The inspiration behind the Cinderella Ball was simple--come single, leave wed. By midnight perfect strangers could find theselves married...as if by magic!
To keep her love-struck boss, Eric, at bay, Nikki Ashton had told him she was happily married. The wedding ring had been easy--all she needed now was a husband!
Jonah Alexander seemed heaven-sent. Unfortunately he'd come to the ball to stop a wedding, not start one! He was convinced his brother Eric was about to make the biggest mistake of his life--marrying Nikki Ashton. But then he realzed Nikki wasn't so much wainting for her husband-to-be as shopping for him...
Greek magnate Elias Antonides has single-handedly regained his family's fortune. So when his father gambles away a vital share he's furious! Elias now has a new business partner...stunning heiress Tallie Savas.
Tallie's eager to prove herself, but she hasn't counted on Elias being so sexy. Elias has underestimated Tallie, and now wonders if he can make their business arrangement personal as in marriage!
It had been five years since Molly Stewart Bailey fled east Texas, secretly pregnant with Worth Cavanaugh's child. Now he was the state's most powerful man and her mother's boss. Molly would do anything to protect her son, but being in Worth's indomitable presence had her taking all sorts of risks.
With his housekeeper's daughter back on his ranch, Worth felt nothing but raging desire. He was determined to relive the passion that had nearly destroyed them bothfor just one more night. And then he would uncover the secret that Molly had vowed to guard with her life.
Wanting nothing more than a baby of her own, Rebecca Fortune sets out to seduce her nemesis, rugged private investigator Gabriel Devereaux, never expecting to fall for the reluctant father of her soon-to-be-born child. Original."
Someone was stalking million-dollar cover girl Allie Fortune--and ex-mercenary Rafe Stone had been hired to protect her. To keep her safe, he spirited Allie away to a secluded spot, telling himself to just do his job and not be seduced by her beauty. But Rafe soon discovered that guarding Allie was far more dangerous than he'd anticipated. Because it wasn't solely his existence that was threatened. No, this tempting creature threatened his heart and soul...and once this assignment was over, he knew his life would never be the same.
Zara Kingston has gone to the desert city of Zaddara to confront the man she blames for her troubled past. But when, during a sandstorm, she's protected by a dark stranger, she finds that the desert holds hidden treasures.
Zara soon realizes that the man she yearns for is Sheikh Shahinthe thief of her happiness! Shahin knows that Zara is a virginforbidden, no matter how strong his desire. But it's forbidden fruit that tastes the sweetest.
Fearful that her ex's wealthy family would try to get custody of her unborn baby, there was only one man Cassie Marshall could turn to her boss, Hunter O'Banyon. When he offered his protection and his name, Cassie accepted, sure that she was doing her best for her child. But when Hunter branded her with his kisses, Cassie forgot their arrangement was only a pretense.... Would it ever be more?
Everything changed the night that executive assistant Rachel Adler indulged her fantasy and slept with her boss. Shane Elliott was better than any dream, but having gone to bed with the executive, Rachel knew she could no longer work with Shane.
Engaged in a battle to control his family's empire, Shane would not accept her notice. Rachel was his right-hand womanhe needed her. And after their incredible night together, he wanted her. The millionaire magazine scion had gotten everything he'd ever wanted. But could he get Rachel in his boardroomand his bedroom?
To save the family fortune, billionaire Jack Osland had to marry a woman he barely knew. Getting struggling clothing designer Kristy Mahoney to a Las Vegas chapel a minute after meeting her was no problem. Even though she supposedly loved someone else.
Prenup in hand, Jack planned to enjoy his wedding-night privileges, then walk away with the untouchable Osland billions. He'd teach his gorgeous temporary bride a little lesson and have a very merry Christmas. But he had married the wrong woman...
Spunky twelve-year-old Billy Straight is a runaway managing to survive in L.A.'s Griffith Park. Billy is a remarkable boy who ran away from an abusive home life in a mobile home. He spends his time sneaking into libraries to read and planning and plotting how he'll get an education and get along in the world. Then he unexpectedly witnesses a brutal murder. He decides not to reveal what he has seen for fear he will be returned to the trailer with his alcoholic mother and her brutal boyfriend.
Los Angeles homicide detective Petra Connor is the lead detective on what turns out to be a high profile murder case. The victim, Lisa Lee Ramsey, is the gorgeous ex-wife of a prominent TV actor, Cart Ramsey, who stars in the syndicated TV detective show "The Adjuster." The investigation takes a lot of delving behind the scenes of the precarious, competitive, sometimes sleazy world of television and the police administration is terrified of a media circus.
Petra is told to solve the killing quietly and quickly, but while she is trying to do just that Billy is being pursued by a pair of wackos in the park who scare him into hiding. Then a media slip reveals there has been a witness to the murder and he is in deep trouble.
BILLY STRAIGHT, a solid mystery adventure loaded with suspense and good, old fashioned police work. It's a super way to while away a quiet evening by the fire.
A brutal machine gun massacre at a seaside resort kicks off a deadly hunt for a priceless ancient artifact. And while NYPD detective Teddy Lucas chases searing love and Greek cop Andreas Vassos pursues an obsessive passion, the toughest case of their careers could get them slammed into a New York City sidewalk.
THIS STORY IS AN EXTRAORDINARY NOVEL THAT KEEPS YOU IN TURNING PAGES AND KEEPING YOU IN SUSPENCE. THAT BRINGS TO LIFE TWO HARDENED STREET DETECTIVES. DETECTIVE LIEUTENANT TEDDY LUCAS IS THE HEAD OF A SQUAD OF THE NEW YORK CITY DETECTIVES. ANDREAS VASSOS IS A VETERAN GREEK COP THAT FOLLOWS JUSTICE AND A NEED FOR VENGEANCE TO THOSE WHO BRAKE THE LAW. THIS TWO DETECTIVES ARE UNITED TO BE AS UNLIKELY PARTNERS. TRYING TO SOLVE AN UNUSUAL CASE THAT WOULD GET THEM TO CRASH THEIR CAREERS. BOTH OF THEM WITH A LOT OF DIFFERENT ASPECTS. LUCAS SEARING LOVE AND VASSOS WITH AN OBSESSIVE PASSION TO JUSTICE. BUT WHEN THEY COME TOGETHER THEY MAKE THE PERFECT COUPLE BRINGING DIFFERENT CHARACTERISTICS TO THE WORD DETECTIVE OR COP. MAKING US TO LOOK AT THEM WITH RESPECT AND HONOR THEIR BRAVENESS OF WHAT THEY ENCOUNTER EVERY SIGLE DAY OF THEIR LONG, MYSTERIOUS, AND POWERFUL LIFE. BOTH DETECTIVES HAVING TO GO EVERY SINGLE DAY OF THEIR LIFE BEING AWARE OF TAKING CARE OF THEIR BACKS. BUT THEY WON'T STOP FIGHTING, SEARCHING, AND THINKING FOR THEIR ONLY PURPOSE, SOLVE THE CASE. THIS STORY IS FAST PACED, ACTION PACKED THAT WILL BLOW UP YOUR IMAGINATION AND MAKE YOU THINK INTELLIGENTLY OF THE WORLD WE LIVE ON. WILLIAM J. CAUNITZ IS AN INTELLIGENT WRITER THAT USES HIS TWENTY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AS A MEMBER OF THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT, TO ABSORB YOU IN HIS STORY AND BRINGS TO LIFE THIS TWO DETECTIVES THAT MAKE THIS STORY AN INCREDIBLE STORY.
Cindy Gerard kicks off another Cattlemans Club series "The Secret Diary" with the very entertaining "Black-Tie Seduction." This book has some one-liners that made me laugh out loud. Ms. Gerard really developed her characters well. Cant wait to read the rest in this series; hope the other books have as much laughter, lovin, and mystery.
Several years ago when Texan Millionaire Jacob received lung injuries in an oil fire, his respiratory therapist was prim and proper Christine. Ever since then, he has teased her every chance he gets. She is so uptight he just cant help himself and it drives Christine insane because Jake doesnt take life seriously enough. When Christine realizes that some items at an auction belong to notorious outlaw Jessamine Golden she plans to bid on them and donate them to the museum she volunteers at. Jake outbids Christine just to aggravate her and taunts her that in order to get the items she will have to go on a date with him. Christine knows Jake is just toying with her. She knows he could never be interested in her but when her friend talks her into a makeover she cant deny the attraction she sees in Jakes eyes. Jake is blown away by Christine, he just wanted to tease her a little but when he sees her new look he cant help being tempted. Jake knows Christine is the forever kind of girl and he isnt that kind of guy, but when she approaches him to help her discover her inner bad girl he cant resist. lt;br /gt; lt;br /gt;I found this story sweet and amusing...Christine is fighting the stigma of an abusive childhood and Jake just doesnt believe the family life is for him but the two have chemistry that makes it inevitable that they will end up together.
When he'd purchased a rare thoroughbred from the Blackhawk ranch, Texas millionaire D. J. Bradshaw had also gotten Alaina Blackhawk in the bargain.
She refused to leave the expensive horse's side, so D.J. gave her two weeks to prepare the animalbut those weeks would be spent at D.J.'s home. And if the lone star loner had his way Alaina would be in his bed before time was up. But if the infamous horse tamer thought she would tame this confirmed bachelorshe was in for the ride of her life.
The Brandizi Diamond has been in the Kyriacou famly for generations. So when it comes into Angelina Littlewood's possession, Nikos Kyriacou must get the jewel back. But Angie has her own reasons for keeping it - and for wanting to teach arrogant Greek Nikos a lesson!
What better way than to agree to marriage? But when Angie discovers what being Nikos's wife entails...He has one demand: he's her husband and she'll share his bed!
Detective Chief Inspector Mickey Haggerty is dying from cancer and his work to complete his final case borders on obsession. Mickey begs his long time friend and fellow cop Richard Jury to take over the investigation because he knows Rich will not rest until he solves the investigation. Two skeletons were found amidst the ruins of THE BLUE LAST Pub. Forensics proves that the remains are that of a young woman and female infant killed during World War II.
Haggerty believes that the adult is Alexandra Tynedale, daughter of brewing magnate Oliver Tynedale. However, it is the infant that interests the dying cop. If she is who he thinks she is, then someone planted an impostor baby inside the Tynedale family and that child, now an adult, stands to inherit a fortune as the grandchild of a wealthy man. Though he wants nothing to remind him of the WW II bombings since his parents were killed by them, Rich begins to investigate for a friend. When a murder of a Tynedale friend occurs, Richard wonders if there is a tie to a cover- up of a five-decade-old scam or is Maisie really a Tynedale?
A groggy Kelly Hall didn't understand why her dead husband was standing in front of her, telling her their wedding night that had ended in his grisly "murder" had all been a dream. Was she going insane or was someone trying to kill her? Sinister threats lurked in the melancholy halls of Moore Houseâ¦and all Kelly could be certain of was that this cold, magnetic man who bore an uncanny resemblance to the Michael Taggert she vividly remembered marrying was suddenly fiercely protective, cloaked in mystery and set off a lightning bolt of desire at the merest touch. As passion and peril spiraled out of control, would Kelly trust her life to the man whose deception could shatter the only love she'd ever known?
Tegan Fielding is supposed to be masquerading as her twin, not sleeping with her sister's boss! But James Maverick is too sexy to resist. She'll be his mistress'Yet he doesn't know who she really is.
The deception must end; Tegan is falling for the tycoon, and as Christmas approaches she has some news. How will James react when he finds his convenient mistress is expecting a special, seasonal delivery?
The last person widow Vanessa Thorpe expected on her doorstep was Tristan Thorpe her deceased husband's estranged son. Tristan stood between her and the inheritance she desperately needed. Despite the attraction simmering between them, she could not let him win.
As far as Tristan was concerned, Vanessa was a trophy wife young, stunning and cunning who married his father for money. He was determined to reveal every dirty little secret she had. That is, until a rage-filled argument suddenly turned into a soul-burning kiss.