HE WAS THE ONLY MAN WHO COULD PROTECT HERSpecial agent Trent Burnell was Risa Madsen's only hope to help her rescue her sister from a dangerous marriage and keep Risa alive in the process. But having the sexy agent this close, touching her, holding her, only reminded her of all she'd lost...all she still wanted.SHE WAS THE ONLY WOMAN HE HAD EVER LOVEDAs an FBI agent,Trent Burnell was just doing his job. But as a man who had-who still-loved this woman, protecting Risa from a killer was no longer just standard procedure...it was crucial to their long overdue lifetime of happiness.
Summer in the Big Easy and everything's hot-especially Mme. LaFantary's Voodoo Night. Her chants and scents take her believers on a tour of the magic arts. But when someone falls dead, is it magic...or murder? Only three brothers-members of New Orleans' finest-can find out....Jordan O'Reilly-The youngest, he's out to prove himself-to the force and to Camille DuPree, the woman he loved and lost six long years ago.Liam O'Reilly-He doesn't have to wear the uniform to be a cop; he is the uniform. Honorable, in control, he's a total nonbeliever in the magic arts-and love...until he meets Simone Jones.Zachary Doucet-The illegitimate brother is a renegade on the job, and a ladies' man in his personal life. But can he charm his ex-partner Rebecca Romero?
"ALL THAT YOU LOVE WILL DIE. . . " The landmark Drake House had seen its share of tragedy with two deaths in the past six months. Deaths. . . or murders? Marie Leonard vowed to find out after her father, Brandon Drake's faithful butler, was found dead weeks before Christmas. Returning to Jenkins Cove brought back painful memories of her father and of Brandon--the man she'd loved and lost a decade ago. But now the widowed Brandon was dark and brooding, and the house whispered of hidden secrets and eerie threats, which Marie had no choice but to ignore. She wanted the man she'd never stopped loving--and she wanted to catch a killer.
SECRET BABYAlyson Fitzroy had a secret. A precious baby she struggled to protect, until the harrowing day her child was stolen! Now the only man she could turn to was Dex Harrington. The powerful D.A. who could put her baby's kidnapper behind bars forever. The lover who had fathered her child...DETERMINED DADDYDex Harrington was shocked to discover he had a son-and determined to keep his baby safe. Even if that meant taking matters into his own hands. Even if that meant allowing Alyson Fitzroy into his heart. Because as soon as he joined forces with the beauty he believed had betrayed him, he realized so much was at stake. For he hungered to claim this woman and child as his own once and for all!
Tyler Davis comes from a long line of cops, and he's learned the hard way that police work and families don't mix. But his solitary life is about to be called into question with the return of Megan Garvey, the woman he once loved...and lost. Now, Megan is determined to keep her emotional distance- though it's clear that she and the rugged lawman still share something special. But a predator has come to Lake Hubbard for Christmas. And when Megan's young son disappears, there's only one cop to believe in. This holiday, Ty has been given a second chance to be the hero Megan needs...if he can bring her boy home alive.
"Please hide and protect my baby boy, Troy. "Those few words told Reed Tanner all he needed to know about the infant left on his boat: the baby was in danger and it was his job to keep him safe. But trying to find answers only led to more questions, forcing Reed to accept the help of Josie Dionne, a way too sexy--and way too secretive--P. I. Together they tracked down clues while never leaving each other's side, slowly closing in on the truth. Unfortunately, they also awakened a vicious enemy, someone willing to shoot first, ask questions later. Safeguarding both baby and beauty became the only focus of this once-dedicated bachelor. Losing either would be his undoing. . .
NOTHING COULD BE WORSE...OR SO SINGLE MOTHER ECHO SLOANE THOUGHTHer brother had disappeared after a security breach and the detective assigned to help her find him assumed him guilty. But the flinty-eyed Rand McClellan was her only hope...especially when her baby was kidnapped and the ransom demanded was her missing brother.Rand made a living on evidence, not emotion, but he couldn't stop the sympathy he felt for Echo. Or the attraction. The brave, fierce woman fought hard to find the family she loved. But Rand had a bad feeling. And for the first time he hoped his hunch was wrong....
Evil has descended upon the sleepy desert town of Sena Pueblo, but is it supernatural or all too human? Three prodigal sons return to their native roots to protect the women they love and the mystical heritage they belong to....DESERT SONSLuke Cordova: Unjustly jailed for a crime he didn't commit, the Pueblo loner trusted no one except his kind uncle, only to lose him in a grisly murder. But to unlock the mystery, he must reveal his dark past to a beautiful stranger before she becomes the next victim.Tom Lahi: After his childhood friend was railroaded by the police, Tom became a warrior in the courtroom. To protect his community, the no-nonsense lawman must trust an outsider and embrace the mystical power within him.Rico Tafoya: Though he makes a mint selling Pueblo art, Rico abandoned his heritage as mystical fluff. But proud local artist Charlotte Reyna won't let him give up
COLD FEETAfter being kidnapped from her own wedding, Diana Gale was determined to get her life back. Except a copycat killer terrorizing her county had other plans-and it seemed she'd unwittingly become his next target.HOT PURSUITShe had no choice but to put her life-and her trust-in Detective Reed McCaskey, the fiancé she'd once walked out on. Now, the only way to unmask a deadly predator was to join forces with the determined cop. But as danger fueled their desire, Diana found herself wishing for the one thing she thought she'd given up: the safety of Reed's arms....
Ten years ago, a Gypsy cursed the sons of three who wrongly accused her boy, Carlo, of murder. Now they must find the real killer before death revisits the bayou. And only true love will break the evil spell they are under....Wyatt: A police detective blinded in the line of duty. He loved Alessandra King-but their relationship ended when she learned his father testified against her cousin Carlo. Now Wyatt was back to prove Carlo's innocence...and that he'd never stopped loving Alessandra.Garner: An attorney who's lost everyone he's ever loved. He agreed to help Sabina King overturn Carlo's conviction, but he didn't plan on falling for the exotic beauty-which could jeopardize her safety....Andrei: A man cursed to never fully love a woman. Now he has crossed paths again with socialite Elizabeth Granville, daughter of the murder victim, to help her find the truth-and find love again for himself-against all odds.
She Couldn't Say No To HimNot when he vowed to protect her child with his life. For Dillon Reese was after a murderer and Jacqueline Schettler's child was his only witness. Now Jacqueline fought to keep from falling hard for the devastating district attorney. Because Dillon had only one passion. And it was for justice.It would take everything in Dillon Reese's considerable power to get his man this time. He didn't need-didn't want-distractions. Like the soft sound of a woman's voice or a little girl's tears. Though he had hardened himself against love long ago, Dillon found himself on dangerous ground. For as he sheltered this woman and child, he could never claim them as his own. And he ached to do just that....
Jackson Alcott was her prime suspect's attorney and the only man Brittany Gerritsen had ever loved ...the man who'd called off their engagement. She should have nothing to do with him. But when someone tried to kill her, it was Jack she turned to -- Jack, whose steamy embrace and hot kisses she could never resist... Jack had left Britt to protect her. Now, his secret would be revealed in the courtroom, placing her in greater danger. As opposing counsel, Jack was honor-bound to stay away from Britt. But as a man with nothing more to lose, he'd break all the rules to save her--and win her back.
DEFENDING THE INNOCENTSomeone was trying to kill Andrea Kirkland. And with good reason. For she was the only witness to a murder. A murder her mind refused to recall. A murder assistant D.A. John Cohen needed her to remember so that she could testify and put an end to the threats, the danger. Until then, John felt duty bound to protect her. Just until the murderer was found, he told himself. After all, she was his key witness. But once the passion exploded between them, the rugged D.A. came to realize that his key witness had come to mean so much more....
TRUTH, JUSTICE AND THE TEXAS WAYReformed-bad-boy-turned-rancher Bart Rawlins had been accused of a murder he hadn't committed, and only the best lawyer in Texas could prove that he hadn't. So when newcomer Lindsey Wellington walked in with promises of acquittal, Bart suppressed his libido and focused on Lindsey's every word....Proving Bart was innocent was not the kind of first case Lindsey thought she'd handle. And trying not to fall for her sexy client was one lesson they'd overlooked in law school. But with Bart's future up in the air, Lindsey had to ignore the secrets of her heart if she didn't want to risk losing it....
SHE'D WED A STRANGER..."My name isn't Alec Martin," he'd said. Laura thought she'd married a salesman and that their unborn baby would have the idyllic childhood she'd never had. But suddenly her ordinary husband knew how to do extraordinary things, like fire guns and hot-wire cars. And thanks to a witness, the mob had been brought to their doorstep with every intention of bringing Laura's "husband," Nikolai Stanislov, and his future offspring, back into the family fold.Now Laura's only option was to go on the run with a man she barely knew. A man who was proving, time and again, that he wouldn't go down without a fight. Or let her go without one.She'd never loved him more.Or trusted him less.
After being forced into hiding and presumed dead when his kingdom was attacked, Prince Viktor Romanov would stop at nothing to find his way back to Kat Edwards and the unborn heir she was carrying. But learning Viktor was still alive only seemed to make the beautiful Texan angry...and shock her into labor. Now, with a newborn baby to protect and Kat both demanding answers and begging to be held, Viktor vowed to make everything right once his little family was safe. Until then, he'd have to also prepare her for the worst and do his best not to break her vulnerable heart.
Hired to protect Natalie Kendall at any cost, Gray Scott intended to keep a low profile. But when his cover was almost blown he moved to plan B: become her boyfriend. Being so close and personal to the lovely heiress certainly allowed him to keep her safe, though the disguise was perhaps a little too tempting. The bodyguard knew Natalie's nightmares were the key to unlocking the mystery of the Christmas Eve Murders. But she'd kept those secrets hidden for almost twenty years, and it would take more than his strong will to make her remember. It might just take the truth.
After one too many death threats, Sheik Efraim Aziz was ready to end his business in Wyoming and head home. But one last horse ride had kept him in town a little longer. Callie McGuire had followed him on his private journey, leaving him mesmerized by her beauty and just enough time to save her from the gunshots they both barely escaped. Now, figuring out who was targeting them would keep him glued to her side no matter how much she claimed she didn't need his protection. With their list of suspects growing-along with their attraction-Efraim found working with Callie an unexpected pleasure. Suddenly, despite the danger surrounding them, Wyoming seemed so much more appealing. . . ;.
DOUBLE CHECK BRIDEAfter her sister vanished without a trace on her very own wedding day, Sylvie Hayes would stop at nothing to fi nd the only family she'd ever known. Then Bryce Walker appeared, claiming to have answers. One look at the striking attorney made Sylvie long for his help-and for his touch. Now, working with Bryce and his most notorious client, an incarcerated serial killer who was shockingly linked to this case, made Sylvie wonder just how much she knew about her past...and just how likely a happy wedding day would be in her own future.
THEY NEEDED TO GET THEIR HANDS ON A KILLER AND KEEP THEM OFF EACH OTHERDenver cop Mike Lawson had faced his share of adversity, but so had PPS tech whiz Cassie Allen. So when he was hired as her personal bodyguard while she decoded a mysterious computer disk, the last thing they needed to do was to act on their attraction. As Cassie closed in on deciphering the secrets someone was desperate to protect, the attempts on her life increased. Suddenly, no amount of safeguarding seemed enough to keep the auburn-haired beauty out of the line of fire. Mike's past was fi lled with people he'd loved and lost. He'd do whatever it took to keep his special assignment off that list....
Unexpected Father by Delores Fossen Tough-as-nails cop Jason Lawrence hadn't planned on parenthood. But after his brother died, he raised his baby niece, Megan, as his own. No way was he giving her up-not even to her biological mother. Jason knows he should keep his distance from Lilly Nelson if he hopes to keep his happy home. Someone wants Lilly dead, though, and something about her arouses Jason's most protective instincts. But what is he willing to risk to keep Lilly safe? Legally Binding by Ann Voss Peterson Reformed-bad-boy-turned-rancher Bart Rawlins has been charged with murder, and he'll need the best lawyer in Texas to prove his innocence. So when newcomer Lindsey Wellington comes along with promises of acquittal, Bart suppresses his libido and focuses on the lovely lawyer's every word. This was not the first case Lindsey had imagined-and not falling for your sexy client was one lesson they'd overlooked in law school! But with Bart's future at stake, Lindsey will have to ignore her heart...or she could lose it all.
BLACK TIE REQUIREDThe wedding invitation sent to Cordell Turner had looked innocent enough. But the person who had sent it, notorious serial killer Dryden Kane, was anything but. With the calculating murderer on the loose, Cord was headed for a most unexpected family reunion.Melanie Frist never imagined she'd see Cord's icy blues ever again. But after she was targeted by a killer, Cord reappeared on her doorstep expecting to find only one life at stake. Instead he found one more than he bargained for. Would Cord be able to keep his newfound family safe from harm, or would the joyful reunion end in tears?
Cop turned rancher Jace Lantry had no idea how Shanna Clarke--a seemingly law-abiding single mother--ended up on the run from a rifle-wielding boss hell-bent on killing her. But when Shanna came to him, desperate for help, one look in her emerald eyes and Jace was powerless to resist. As the manhunt across Wyoming intensified, the more Jace believed in Shanna's claims of being framed. The question was, why was she a target? Now with both of them being hunted, Jace knew the quiet future he desired was no longer possible thanks to the deadly repercussions of this tempting woman's past.
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