A partnership of two -- some might call that a definition of marriage... Jordan Castillo insists that he wants a partner, not a wife. Jordan's the only surviving son of a family that can trace its heritage back for centuries. He's also a salvager searching for sunken treasure -- Castillo treasure. He knows of one person who can help him find it. A woman. A woman named Aurora Collins. She has her own reasons for agreeing to be his partner. Reasons that, like Jordan's, have everything to do with family. As Jordan and Rory work together, as they risk their lives, they learn to trust each other. And trust can turn into love.... Which means this Castillo might want a bride after all!
A Father LostNina Delacruz, age ten, refuses to believe that her father's never coming back. Even though her mother, Mercedes, says it's the truth. Even though, in her heart of hearts, Nina knows it's the truth.April Montgomery, age eleven, hasn't got a mother, and now she's withdrawing from her father, too. April's been keeping a secret from her dad, Cass, one she knows will hurt him deeply. If she tells him, maybe he won't love her anymore....A Father FoundThe Delacruz and Montgomery families are brought together by a dog-a dog they both claim. When they take their dispute to court, the judge orders them to spend their time in each other's homes so the dog can choose. This turns out to be the best thing that could possibly have happened. Because now, with Mercedes's help, Cass will become the father both girls need. And the lover, friend and husband Mercedes needs.
Fleet Hospital-it's the U.S. Navy's version of M.A.S.H.At Camp Pendleton near San Diego, Fleet Hospital is conducting a simulated emergency under the command of Captain Michael McLowery. This means the place is filled with servicemen and women "moulaged" to resemble the wounded.Also on-site is reporter Lori Sepanik-aka Jo Marche-of tabloid fame. She's looking for journalistic legitimacy in the form of a good story; she thinks reporting on the Fleet exercise will provide this. But the last thing she expects to find is a "dead" body that really is!Michael's in charge of the murder investigation-and he wants Jo involved. As an outsider, she notices things others don't. She also notices the very attractive Captain McLowery....Together, the man in uniform and the woman with a camera make an unbeatable team!
A Missing BirthrightJordan Castillo is the only surviving son of a family that can trace its heritage back for centuries. He's also a salvager looking for sunken treasure-Castillo treasure. And only one person can help him find it-a woman named Aurora Collins.Aurora has her own reasons for agreeing to be Jordan's partner. Reasons that, like his, have everything to do with family. As Jordan and Rory work together-as they both risk their lives-they learn to trust each other. But they're not the only ones looking for Jordan's birthright, as ruthless treasure hunters dog Jordan and Aurora's every move. Has Rory finally found someone to love, only to lose him?
COUNT ON A COPIn Florida's Everglades, Carson Ward is the law.As a ranger, he's sworn to protect the land. But Carson's taken a private oath, too-that he will track down the poachers who killed his father.Alisha Jamison is a well-known wildlife photographer. This assignment in the Evergaldes will be her last-the poachers who attacked her have seen to that.Carson and Alisha team up to search for poachers...and find strength in their partnership of two. They're alike in their independence, their willingness to take risks; they're also alike in their capacity for deep love-and for passion.Danger in the Everglades brings them together. Will it also tear them apart?
Home on the Ranch By the author of She Caught the Sheriff The Silver Dollar Ranch, near Tombstone, Arizona Morgan Bodine takes pride in two things: being a rancher and being a lawman. He's part owner of the Silver Dollar Ranch; he's also Tombstone's acting sheriff. Jasentha Cliffwalker is proud of her Apache heritage. And she's proud of her work as a biologist. Jaz is living on Bodine land; in fact, she grew up on the Bodine ranch, where her father still works. Jasentha, who's become something of a recluse for reasons she won't discuss, has devoted her life to studying and protecting the bats that live in the Silver Dollar's caves. Years ago Morgan and Jasentha were in love—but it was a love they weren't ready for. Are they ready now? They'll find out when a stranger comes to Tombstone, threatening everything they value most.... "Anne Marie Duquette's romantic thrillers are truly thrilling, full of exciting action and suspense." -Tess Gerritsen, author of Harvest
Detective Nick Cantello has just lost his partner to a bullet-one that was meant for him. All he wants is to find the people responsible. What he gets is a "babysitter"-one who comes with a dog.As part of the canine unit, Lara Nelson is used to having a four-footed partner. So she's unprepared for her latest assignment-guarding another cop.Together, Nick and Lara must find the killer. Only when the case is over can they figure out how to deal with the consequences of the night their attraction for each other reached the point it could not be denied.
Karinne's been engaged to Max for two years, but everything conspires to keep them from actually getting married. His job as a guide in the Grand Canyon. Her job as a Phoenix-based sports photographer. Her family's troubled past. And now, making matters even more complicated, Karinne has reason to believe that her mother-long presumed dead-might be alive, after all. Now Karinne and Max are spending a week in the Grand Canyon on a rafting trip. It's supposed to be a pre-wedding vacation, a chance to enjoy some time together, an adventure. But it could be a little too much adventure. Especially when Karinne's mother, Margot, shows up-with a shocking request. It's another thing that comes between Max and Karinne. They love each other, but that might not be enough for this reluctant bride to walk down the aisle!
Can the past be undone?Twins like Eric Kincaide and his sister, Naomi, know each other's every thought. But that closeness came between him and Lindsey Nelson, the woman he'd planned to marry, four years ago. When their wedding plans fell through, Lindsey ran as far and fast as she could.Now Eric heads a small team of winter rangers in Yosemite, a team that includes his twin sister. They're looking for a kidnapped child hidden somewhere in these snowy mountains. When one of his rangers dies in an avalanche, he needs a replacement, someone who specializes in handling search-and-rescue dogs. That someone is Lindsey Nelson.The hunt for a missing child brings her back to snowbound Yosemite, back to a place she wanted to forget. Back to a man she can't forget-and the twin she can't forgive.
The Silver Dollar Ranch, near Tombstone, Arizona Rancher Wyatt Earp Bodine is a third-generation rancher here--and he's also the local sheriff. But he's never had a case like this before! Someone's left a skeleton in Boot Hill, Tombstone's famous graveyard. An old skeleton. The person who happens to find it is forensic investigator Caro Hartlan--which seems more than a coincidence. Needless to say, she offers to help the handsome sheriff figure out who done it--and why. Their search uncovers a trail of betrayal and deceit, a trail that leads them to an old crime buried deep in Tombstone's past. A trail that leads to kisses as well as clues--and to love as well as lies.
HOME ON THE RANCHThe Silver Dollar Ranch, near Tombstone, ArizonaVirgil Bodine. Oldest of the Bodine brothers. One-time sheriff of Tombstone and former bodyguard to the stars. He's come home from California, with his reluctant ten-year-old son in tow.Desiree Hartlan is a big-city D.A. who talked herself out of a job-and is looking for a new one.The position of sheriff-an elected position-is open. Desiree decides to run. So does Virgil, figuring he'll win in a landslide.Next thing he knows, he's calling her sheriff. And boss. And...wife?
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