In a sequel to Unforgettable, successful businesswoman Ophelia Missler has never had time to look for Mr. Right-much less find him. Now she's engaged to wealthy businessman Jonas Hinton and is about to have the wedding of her dreams. But for some reason, she can't stop thinking about her longtime best friend, Solomon Bassett. She never suspected that Solomon has secretly adored her for years, and has been unable to tell her how he really feels. Now, with their friendship and future in the balance, Solomon and Ophelia will have to listen to their hearts and dare to follow, if they are ever going to discover an everlasting love.
As president of a talent agency, Chloe Banks is a New York City success story. But beneath the facade is a small-town girl whose past is a closely guarded secret. Until Lyfe Alton, her girlhood sweetheart, resurfaces. With Chloe in his arms, can Lyfe turn their sizzling Christmas affair into a season for second chances? Original.
She wants a little comfort...At thirty-eight, Brooklyn Douglas has her hands full raising a teenage son and running her own business. What she doesn't need is everybody and their mother trying to hook her up with a "good man." The last "good man" Brooklyn was with turned into a no-good husband, who left her for another woman. Can't she just have a mind-blowing love affair with no strings attached? Somebody like the handsome, broad-shouldered brother at the bar....He's looking for a lot moreAs a successful businessman, Isaiah Washington is used to going after what he wants, and what he wants is Brooklyn. Too bad the lady isn't extending any invitations. But when fate lands Isaiah in Atlanta for the summer, he's ready to do whatever it takes-from slow kisses to showing up when it counts-in order to melt her heart. Because when it comes to real love, there's no such thing as a perfect man. But there is such a thing as the right one...
A dangerous attraction... Michael Adams is no angel. But she's no murderer either, even if she did joke with her sisters about killing her ex-husband, Phil, after their nasty divorce. How was she to know that someone really wanted Phil dead-or that she would become the prime suspect? It doesn't help that the investigating detective is so distractingly gorgeous that Michael can hardly think straight. ...Michael is sexy, smart and a little bit wild- everything Detective Kyson Dekker loves in a woman. True, there is that tiny problem of her being the prime suspect in a homicide, and the fact that Kyson is torn between seducing her and getting her to confess. But if she's being framed, Michael needs protection-and Kyson is ready to prove he's the man for the job, in every way. ...
My So-Called Life Instead of hanging out with her friends, flirting with cute guys at parties or doing anything a normal sixteen-year-old does after school, Tangie Burton is an unpaid babysitter, maid and cook in her own house. And she still manages to ace every class. Does her workaholic mother even notice all Tangie does? Or what's really going on with her troubled older sister? Or that Tangie is. . . losing it? Not likely. So when Tangie's best friend, Marcus, comes over with problems of his own and suggests they leave everyone and everything behind, Tangie uncharacteristically says yes. And off they go on a road trip that will mean big changes for them and everyone back home. . . .
Heir-apparent Malcolm Braddock may be the sexiest community activist under the Houston sun, but clearly he's met his match in Gloria Kingsley, the late senator Harmon Braddock's strikingly beautiful executive assistant. Both were recently spotted in a limo in a very. . . um. . . compromising position, and it appears Ms. Kingsley is influencing more than the brooding, lone-wolf bachelor's normally conservative sense of fashion (when she lets him stay dressed, of course!). We can conclude that Gloria is on a mission to make No-Commitments-Malcolm her Mr. Right. But with rumors flying about Senator Braddock--and a few dirty little secrets that didn't die with him--can she get Malcolm to secure his father's mantle as well?
Finding the Right Key by Adrianne ByrdProfessional party planner Kimora Evans has dreamed up her quirkiest party theme yet-a holiday key party-where singles hook up based on a car-key lottery. With best friends, boyfriends and bosses in the mix, there's more than enough sexy fun to go around. But what Kimora doesn't count on is what happens when she plays romance Russian roulette.'Round Midnight by Donna HillRelationship expert Summer Lane is so busy helping lovelorn callers on her late-night radio talk show that she finds herself in her own romance slump. As New Year's Eve approaches, she decides to follow her own advice-and speak straight from the heart-to keep the handsome program director from slipping away when the clock strikes twelve.Blind Faith by Kayla PerrinTrapped for days in her car when it careens off an isolated stretch of road outside of Buffalo, New York, Andrea Dawson has already said her prayers and given up hope of ever being rescued. But then she suddenly sees a blinding light-not from the great beyond, but rather a flashlight held by her sexy savior, Mark Potter. With both of them looking for something to believe in, has fate brought them together for a reason?
The scent of evergreen lingers and romance is in the air this joyous holiday season. Three beloved authors bring you heartwarming classic tales that are the perfect way to celebrate this special time of year.Shepherd Moon BY ROCHELLE ALERSTragedy forced Rhianna Campbell to run away from the small town of Shepherd. Years later, she returns to find her former fiancé's brother resents her for leaving after his brother died in a Christmas Eve accident. Can Emery Sutherland find a way to forgive Rhianna? And will they both find peace and maybe something more this holiday season...together?Wishing on a Starr BY ADRIANNE BYRDYears ago, Gia Hunter's husband was killed in combat, so she was forced to give up their infant daughter, Starr. In a twist of fate, Starr's adoptive father, Daniel Davis, and Gia have a chance encounter while Christmas shopping. Their attraction is immediate, but complications arise because Starr has been searching for her biological mother. Will there be a future together waiting under the tree for this would-be family?A Christmas Serenade BY JANICE SIMSCallie Hart is having a hard time being grateful this Thanksgiving. She just lost her job in Atlanta, and while traveling home to her family in Charleston, she gets a flat tire. Out of nowhere, a tall, handsome stranger appears to help her. After thanking him, Callie doesn't expect to see him ever again. But Callie's mother has a plan to keep her daughter close to home-and that plan includes the gorgeous stranger that Callie cannot forget....
Ten years. Eight grads. One weekend. The homecoming of a lifetime. Enjoy the concluding stories in the Hollington Homecoming series, where old friends reunite...and new passions take flight.... PASSION OVERTIME, Pamela Yaye The last thing Kyra Dixon needs is an unwelcomed blast from the past. But the PR rep has been given the job of helping sign sexy pro-football star Terrence Franklin as Hollington's new head coach. Kyra knows Terrence...intimately. They were once engaged-until he dumped her to chase dreams. Now he's back in her life and as irresistible as ever. Terrence is finally ready to settle down. Only one woman fits his fantasies of bliss, but Kyra may not be ready to forgive and forget. All Terrence wants is a second chance to convince Kyra that as long as they're together, neither of them will ever lose. TENDER TO HIS TOUCH, Adrianne Byrd Beverly Turner is pulling out all the stops for her reunion. The trendy designer's first order of business is to let loose and have some fun. And her wish just might come true when she meets Lucius Gray. The hunky, high-powered attorney is looking for the same thing she is: a sexy fling with no strings. Lucius needs a time-out from his workaholic life, and the sensual designer more than fits the bill. Like Beverly, he has once been burned by love. If she'll let him, he'll give her the happy ending she deserves and prove to this unforgettable woman that there is life-and love-after college....
Beautiful and brilliant, Christian McKinley could set the world on fire. Instead, this Southern girl only dreams of returning to her family's ranch in Texas. But Malcolm Williams, son of one of Atlanta's most prominent African-American families, has other plans for her. Only hours after their college graduation, he publicly proposes to Christian at the social event of the year. Gorgeous, well-connected and obscenely rich, Malcolm is accustomed to women swooning over him--everyone but Christian, that is. But how can she tactfully turn down a proposal that practically every woman in Atlanta would kill for? By inadvertently falling in love with his twin brother, Jordan. When Malcolm catches Christian in a kiss with his own brother, he's outraged. Yet even with a family feud threatening to explode, neither Christian nor Jordan can deny the sweetness in the kiss they shared--or their desire for more. . . .
The sexy King brothers own a successful bachelor-party-planning business and a string of upscale clubs across the country. What could be better than living the single life in some of the world's most glamorous cities?Finding a woman worth giving it up for...Eamon King organizes the wildest bachelor parties in Las Vegas. So wild that his latest client ends up marrying one of the strippers. Now the jilted bride-to-be, Victoria Gregory, is suing his company for millions. The problem is Eamon has never been so turned on by anyone as he is by the beautiful, voluptuous and very angry Victoria. He's sure that all he has to do to charm his way out of the lawsuit is to charm his way into her bed. Win-win, right? Wrong. Because every white-hot moment they're together makes him realize he's found the only woman who can make him lose his heart....
The sexy King brothers own a successful bachelor-party-planning business and a string of upscale clubs across the country. What could be better than living the single life in some of the world's most glamorous cities?Finding a woman worth giving it up for...Jeremy King's brothers may have turned in their player cards, but that just leaves more action for him. Like the gorgeous, bikini-clad party crasher who saunters into the Malibu bachelor bash he's hosting. Leigh Matthews wants Jeremy, but just for one last fling. And what Leigh wants, she gets.Unable to forget their amazing connection, Jeremy is stunned when weeks later Leigh hires his company-to plan her bachelorette party. Leigh has her reasons for getting married. But after their night of unbridled pleasure, Jeremy doesn't believe she's truly in love. Now he's got six weeks to convince her that their incredible Malibu night was only the beginning....
The sexy King brothers own a successful bachelor-party-planning business and a string of upscale clubs across the country. What could be better than living the single life in some of the world's most glamorous cities?Finding a woman worth giving it up for...A promise of ecstasy...Bartender Cheryl Shepherd has just done the unthinkable-she has shot down Xavier King. Repeatedly. Now the handsome club owner is on a mission to seduce her. And when he finally succeeds, he's blown away by their wild chemistry.For a notorious player, a sexy, confident woman like Cheryl is a risky proposition.Xavier has no idea how right he is. An undercover cop, Cheryl is really investigating alleged criminal activity in his club. Yet every time she's alone with her boss, Cheryl starts to lose her head along with all her inhibitions. But when the case grows dangerous, can Xavier be trusted with her heart...and her life?
All her life, Alyssa Jansen has loved handsome, wealthy Quentin Dwayne Hinton--a man who barely knows she exists. Now, after years away in France, Alyssa's back, and suddenly Q is seeing her in a whole new light. The surprising thing is, so is his brother Sterling. . . . Sterling is stunned by the sexy, smart career woman Alyssa has become, and by his desire to protect her from his irresponsible brother. Platonic friendship turns into a deep, passionate affair that leaves them both feeling confused and guilty. And when Q decides he wants Alyssa after all, she'll have to choose between a fairy tale come true and a new, unexpected love. . . .
After she discovers Limelight Entertainment is about to merge with its biggest rival--which is run by her childhood enemy Ram Jordan--Sofia Wellesley thinks her anger will get the best of her. So why is her heart clamoring for the man she hates most in the world? Original.
Peyton's baby brother, Francis Adams-nicknamed Flex-means the world to her. And when he decides to move from California to Atlanta after a bad breakup with his lover, the entire family is upset. The only consolation is the news that Flex has found a new man in fellow firefighter Lincoln Carver.Flex hasn't been entirely truthful-Lincoln, who is straight, doesn't know the new firefighter is gay. And when fate brings Peyton and Lincoln together under unusual circumstances, sparks begin to fly. But when Lincoln is invited to a family wedding, will his relationship with Peyton be undermined once the truth is revealed?
When it comes to matchmaking, will two longtime friends put their relationship on the line for the sake of love?For ten years lawyer Destiny Brockman saw her carefree-but very, very fine-neighbor Miles Stafford as just a good friend. After all, she was totally focused on her career and he was the type of brother who put the P in player. So when she swore up and down that there were no good men in Atlanta, Miles proposes a friendly wager. They would set each other up on a date with the perfect match. But the undeniable attraction between them that's been simmering for years could put Destiny in danger of losing the bet...and winning the sweetest reward.
Kappa Psi Kappa brother Taariq Bryson loves the single life. So when his frat brother sets him up on a date with his sister-in-law Anna Jacobs, Taariq figures it will be just another notch on his freewheeling playboy belt. But the two prove to be a stormy combination, that is until they're stranded together and share a night of explosive passion. Anna's track record with men is a disaster. And her blind date with sexy, arrogant Taariq Bryson tops the list. So when they're isolated in a remote cabin, Anna prepares for the worst. Instead, the sexual sparks fly. . . ;but it's more than body heat that keeps this unlikely pair coming back for more. Can their combustible, passionate affair ignite a real love match?
"Holiday Heat" by Beverly JenkinsFor Eve Clark, winter usually means cold nights alone, until she's persuaded to attend a masked ball. Abandoning her inhibitions, she shares a tryst with a mysterious partner. Though she runs the next morning, Leyton Palmer is determined to track Eve down and show her that night was only the start. . . . "Candy Christmas" by Adrianne ByrdPeace on earth and goodwill to all men? Not if the man is sexy Montel Starks, Candy Lahane's competitor at their ad agency. But on a business trip, rivalry gives way to a red-hot affair that makes Candy realize what she really wants for Christmas. . . . "Chocolate Truffles" by Kimberly Kaye TerryIt started as an innocent drink with a stranger to celebrate her promotion. It turned into the most erotic night of Camille Jackson's life. But the man she was sure she'd never see again is now her instructor in a managerial workshop, and Gideon Taber would love to relive every delicious detail of their encounter. . . .
A good man can be hard to find, and curvaceous Jalila Goodwyn has had enough bad dates to know. But while Jalila is describing the hilarious details of her latest encounter over brunch with her girlfriend, another diner overhears her story and makes her an offer she can't refuse. Television producer Keenan Armstrong believes Jalila's search for love would make a hit reality show. Suddenly Jalila's the star of Queen of Hearts , with a string of fine bachelors vying to win her attention--though it's Keenan who's really turning up the heat. But before the big finale, Jalila will have to figure out what's real, what's fantasy and what's truly worth fighting for. . . .
Atlanta novelist Christian Williams knew her husband, Jordan, was the only man she would ever want. But after fifteen years of playing second-best to her husband's successful software company, she'd had enough. Determined to get a divorce, she took refuge at her family's Texas ranch to decide where to go with her life. But when Jordan followed her there, Christian soon discovered that the man she still loved was closer than she ever dreamed. Jordan had learned from his hard-driving businessman father that you could never be too successful. He thought that once he'd made his business a leader in the software field, he would finally have time to show Christian how much he loved her. Somehow that day had never come, and now Jordan feared it might be too late. With all they've built hanging in the balance, Christian and Jordan must rediscover the desire they once shared--and the passionate dreams still waiting to be fulfilled.
Charlie Masters,playaextraordinaire, has no plans to change his heartbreaker ways. Then some bad news from his doctor gives him pause for regret. . . and six months to make things right with all the women he's wronged. Most don't believe him; a few are cooking up revenge; and one has a knockout sister offering him a taste of heaven. Gisella Jacobs is busy launching her new shop, Sinful Chocolate, when delectable Charlie knocks at her door. Her friends warn that he's trouble, but his kiss is richer than her finest Belgian cocoa, his touch as velvety smooth as her lightest truffle. And when something so wrong feels so right. . . how can a woman resist?
Julia Kelley's abusive husband has been murdered...and she's afraid she might be next. Penniless, she hits the road with her six-year-old daughter only to have her car give out in the middle of a small town. Julia's sure her luck has turned from bad to worse...until handsome mechanic Carson Webber comes to her rescue.Carson suspects that a broken-down car is the least of Julia's problems, and he knows he could help her with whatever is troubling her--if she wasn't in such a hurry to leave. He's also convinced that with a little bit of stalling as he repairs her car--and a whole lot of tenderness--he just might find a way to win her trust...and her love.
Beverly and Lucius are looking for a hot hookup at their 10-year college reunion. The workaholic single dad has been burned by love, but his feelings for fashion designer Beverly have him wondering: Is this a no-strings fling, or the real thing? Original.
Was he, or wasn't he. . . her husband? Widowed, wealthy and beautiful Madeline Stone was well on her way to fulfilling her dream of becoming a fashion designer. Then, six years after being lost at sea, her prodigal husband returned. And to Madeline's amazement the newfound Russell Stone was nothing like the old, womanizing rascal she'd married. Her new man was loving and considerate, kind, romantic and. . . very sexy. Madeline found herself doing something she thought she would never do--falling in love with her husband! Now Madeline faces a dilemma: Should she accept her happily-ever-after ending, or should she expose the troubled, yet loving stranger who now shares her bed?
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