Sometimes reality is hotter than fantasy. Millions of women drool over soap star Mac Harrison. And scriptwriter Grace Wellington is no different-the hottie headlines all her wildest fantasies. She keeps him firmly in his place there, however, because her days have no room for such ego-driven men.
But when she and Mac are thrown together on a project, fantasy becomes blissful reality! All of her secret, naughty desires come to life under his sizzling ministrations. This is one affair to remember-and to let go of when it's over.
Too bad Mac doesn't agree. He wants to move things from just sex to true commitment. Worse, he has all the right moves to convince her real life is much better...
A parable and 5 step action plan to transform workplace performance. Meet Adir the Ant and Elgo the Elephant. Like two teammates who must work together to realize a common goal, Adir and Elgo must work as a single creature in order to reach the Oasis, their vision of paradise in the African savannah. Their simple story is a powerful metaphor designed to bring out your best performance as a leader, so that you can do the same for those around you. Destined to become an instant business classic, The Ant and the Elephant is a must for all who strive to tranform their workplace through inspired leadership or merely reach their full potential as individuals.
Are men afraid of smart, successful women? Why did feminism fizzle? Why are so many of today's women freezing their faces and emotions in an orgy of plasticity? Is the idea of "having it all" just a cruel hoax?
In this witty and wide-ranging book, Maureen Dowd looks at the state of the sexual union, raising bold questions and examining everything from economics and politics to pop culture and the "why?" of the Y chromosome. These new writings will delight her devoted readers-and anyone trying to sort out the chaos that occurs when sexes collide.
It was a dark and sexy night...and she was in Trouble. Really! Budding journalist Lottie Santori is dying to escape her overprotective family and experience a little secual adventure. And her upcoming, out-of-town (thank God!) job, researching scary old Seaton House, offers some very definite possibilities...Lottie has always had a thing for the tall, dark and mysterious type, and her reluctant host, sexy Simon Lebeaux, looks as if he can give her the thrill of a lifetime. But when she finds herself at the center of several surprising "accidents", Lottie can only wonder if she'll last that long...
He may be the boss, but she's definitely in charge! Former stripper Autumn Beshkin is an urban girl eyeing a new profession. To climb this career ladder she's keeping her clothes on and taking an accounting job. Small-town living isn't as exciting as she's used to, but it's only temporary. Then she meets her sexy new boss, Mayor Mike Fields. The attraction between them steams up the office, and suddenly her visit here promises hedonistic pleasure.
Luring the conservative mayor into some not-so-mayoral activities isn't difficult for a woman of Autumn's talents. And the results are sizzling! But just as she's eyeing the exit ramp out of town, Mike suggests turning this fling into a commitment. Is he - and his traditional town - really ready for the uncut version of Autumn?
A brutal serial killer has been snuffing out the lives of children along the West Coast, starting in California. Moving north, he has now struck in Portland, Oregon. Detective Kyle Sommers leads the task force that is trying to catch the Cradle Robber.
But Detective Sommers and his task force aren't the only ones on the murderer's trail. A mysterious man saves local children from danger-then vanishes. Driven by the death of his own daughter, this man has returned from the future to save a generation of children-including his own.
Diabolically, the Cradle Robber has laid a trap for both Sommers and the time-traveler...one that might destroy every adult and child in the city.
The Book Club Companion is full of innovative ideas to help you share your love of books-not only enriching your reading experiences, but strengthening friendships (and forming new ones). An acitve member of several book clubs herself, as well as a renowned publishing professional, Diana Loevy offers fun and witty suggestions for first-time members, hosts, and groups looking to spice up their meetings...
Never mix work and men. This simple rule has given security specialist Jade Broussard busy days and lonely nights. Only that was before utterly gorgeous art dealer Remy Tremaine crawls into her bed, requesting her protective services.
He presents dangerous new territory. She can't deny the talents of his hands and mouth. Melting the day's work tensions each night is a guilty - if delicious - pleasure. Yet he sidesteps boundaries, while Jade wrote the rule book. No, it will never work out.
But there is an easy solution: catch the bad guy, save her client's life then say goodbye. Too bad Remy's secrets might change Jade's mind. The question is, will it be for better or worse?
From the back of the book...a stalker has ruined Christie Pratchett's life. He's stolen her job, her friends and her feedom. The police can't help, nor can the FBI. Now with a single call for help, it's all up to ex-Delta Force Boone Ferguson. Boone lives under the radar...with a secret that could cost him big. But he's going to train Christie to become a warrior princess and his lover. Together they're going to risk it all, on the street and in the bedroom.
Navy SEAL Wolfe Houston is on a mission of national security: protect one stubborn but gorgeous civilian in charge of training valuable government assest. But tracking down four genetically enhanced service dogs and guarding their furry backs 24/7 is going to take all of Wolfe's tactical skills. The dogs' unsuspecting trainer, Kit O'Halloran, doesn't know that deadly mercenaries are determined to kidnap her charges. With hostiles to evade and bullets to dodge, there's no time to waste - so why is Kit pressed against an adobe wall by moonlight, reveling in the hot magic of Wolfe's slow, skillful hands?
Wolfe is fascinated by Kit's devotion to her puppies especially Baby, the incorribible runt of the litter. But two other trainers have died under strange circumstances - and a foreign government has just posted a staggering bounty for Kit's capture. Before Wolfe can explore their white-hot attraction, the two are on the run, forced to decide which of their secret contacts is friend...and which is deadliest foe. Only Baby can lead them through the storm to safe haven in each other's arms. Good dog!
This book is for decision makers and leaders who manage communication in an organization. It is a reference book of ideas for creative communication that can impact both morale and productivity in your organization as both employees and customers begin to pay attention to your communications and believe in their authenticity.
Despite the misgivings of her fiancee, Calder Hart, Francesca canot turn away from a threat that is terrorizing the tenement neighborhood of Lower Manhattan. A madman has attacked three women, but while the first two victims survived, the third is dead, raising the stakes. All the victims are impoverished but beautiful Irishwomen - and Francesca fears that Maggie Kennedy and Gwen O'Neil, two friends who live nearby, could be next.
Soon she is working with her former love, police chief Rick Bragg - Calder's half brother and worst rival. But even as Calder's jealous passions leave his relationship with Francesca teetering on the brink, Francesca is frantically on the killer's trail, certain The Slasher will strike again - afraid she will be too late...
Beyond helping managers know if employees are happy at work, employee surveys can help companies pinpoint where changes are needed, foster strategic alignment, improve productivity, and identify competitive advantages.
It is a dark and sexy night when business manager Natalie Brighton arrives at her employer's remote mountain castle. With a reputation almost as scandalous as the exotic, forbidden nature of his paintings, John Sartain indulges his sensuality...something she can't resist any more than she can resist him. But someone is trying to discredit him-a threat that could cost her this job. Worse, Natalie finds herself in the increasingly sinister hands of someone who might wish her real harm. Lascivious games, secrets and sensuous desires...is it just a part of Sartain's seductive world, or is Natalie setting herself up for the ultimate fall?
You can take the girl out of Texas but can you bring her back? Will McCabe arrives in New York City with specific instructions - bring Samantha Holmes back to Laramie, Texas, for her estranged brother's wedding. Reluctantly she agrees to go with him. But Samantha's determined not to stay...and not to fall for the irresistable Will.
Convincing the fiery brunette to come back with him is one thing. But Will realizes he does want her to stay in Laramie - and convincing her to do that is another thing altogether.
To Samantha's surprise, life in small-town Texas is beginning to grow on her, and so is Will. Does that mean there could be tow weddings in Laramie?
With a shattering blow to Miranda Bennett's young heart, Gabriel Deerhorn had extinguished their tender love. A wise sould, he'd known naive Miranda needed independence more than matrimoney. Suddenly she was back in Freedom Valley...and her nearness was both a torment and a treasure. For once, gallant Gabriel fed his own desire - he settled Miranda into his mountaintop home and with a single, tenuous touch, their passion was reborn. Could it be that their thwarted past was just a stepping-stone to their radiant future?
2 stories in one book:
1. Oklahoma ranch owner Morgan Kincaid may be tall, masterful and everything else women look for in a man...but that doesn't mean Patty King wants him. Riding in rodeos doesn't leave her any time for romance, and besides, Patty's not the marrying kind. Just why Morgan is so damn sure he can change her mind, she doesn't know. Until their first kiss...
2. Pilot Reilly Smith isn't the kind to talk a lot but his smoldering gaze says it all: Leah Talbot is the most beautiful woman he's ever taken up in the air. Then, when a storm strikes without warning and their chartered plane goes doen in the mountains of Nevada, Reilly becomes a man with a mission: to bring Leah safely home...and into his life forever.