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The powerful head of the covert mercenary organization The Committee, Isobel Lambert is a sleek, sophisticated professional who comes into contact with some of the most dangerous people in the world. But beneath Isobel's cool exterior a ghost exists, haunting her with memories of another life...a life that ended long ago.But Isobel's past and present are about to collide when Serafin, mercenary, assassin and the most dangerous man in the world, makes a deal with The Committee. Seventeen years ago Isobel shot him and left him for dead. Now it looks as if he's tracked her down for revenge. But Isobel knows all too well that looks can be deceiving...and that's what she's counting on to keep her cover in this international masquerade of murder.
A year ago Jamie learned that her beloved cousin, Nate, had been killed. Beaten to death in what police suspect was a drug deal gone wrong, he was found by his childhood friend Dillon Gaynor. Dillon had always been the baddest of the bad boys, leading Nate astray, and Jamie knows he has the answers to her questions about Nate's death. He's not about to volunteer any information, and Jamie's only choice is to head to the Wisconsin town where he lives to find the answers for herself.Jamie shows up unannounced on Dillon's doorstep, only to find that Dillon is as dangerous and seductive as she remembers. But despite his silky hostility, she discovers she can't leave. Things start disappearing, strange accidents begin to happen and Jamie doesn't know whether Dillon is trying to seduce her or scare her away. And if she gives in to his predatory games, will she lose her soul? Or her life?But something else-something evil and threatening-is going on. And Dillon knows more than he's saying. Is he the one behind the strange threats...or is he Jamie's only chance for survival?
Kelly Malone wants commitment and stability. She needs a good father for her baby...but will she find him in a rough-and-tumble rancher?
Romance Writers of America's Rita Award winners Anne Stuart and Gayle Wilson revisit their CATSPAW and MEN OF MYSTERY series with stories guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat! TWO MEN--DIFFERENT AS Night and Day Michael Blackheart: The illegitimate son of a legendary cat burglar, Michael is going to steal the world's most valuable private collection, right out from under the noses of the rich and famous--and beat the old man at his own game! Duncan Culhane: Ex-CIA agent and current member of the Phoenix Brotherhood, Duncan is out to help his best friend's widow. But is his willingness to go after the treasure stolen from her grandparents a product of passion or guilt? Neither man has a clue to the horrifying world of hate and terror they are about to encounter, but these are the kind of heroes who will do what it takes to get the job done...or die trying.
One of the author's favorites, and a perennial reader favorite, too. Some say Ethan Winslowe is a genius. Others whisper that he's a monster. The truth remains a mystery, since the he never leaves the forbidding mansion that's as much a tomb as a home. All Megan Carey knows for sure is that the reclusive architect is out to destroy her father. Desperate to save the only parent she has left, Megan travels alone to the isolated village of Oak Grove. What she finds there is worse than her darkest imaginings and more intense than her wildest fantasies. By daylight, Megan is a lonely prisoner in a luxurious cage. Her nights, she spends with a phantom. As she grows to understand this man who never emerges from the shadows, Megan has to decide. Is the threat of his need for vengeance greater than the promise of his passion? Previously published.
A beloved romance that offers a distinctive--and distinctly entertaining--take on Valentine's Day. The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre was supposed to be the end for Al Capone's rivals. Instead, it turned out to be a second chance. For James Sheridan Rafferty, it's turning out to be an eternity of second chances, one year after another. Assistant prosecutor Helen Emerson is plagued by a bad dream she can never quite remember, a nightmare that seems to be part of someone else's life. Then a man who calls himself Rafferty comes knocking on her door... Just like he's had every Valentine's Day since 1929, Rafferty has fortyeight hours in which to fall in love and redeem himself. This former gangster thinks that Helen might just be the gal for him, but he has to find out who's trying to kill her if either one of them is going to have any kind of chance at all. Previously published.
When Chicago gangster James Sheridan Rafferty died in the famed St. Valentine's Day massacre, he had no idea that Cupid's wicked angels would give him a second chance. . . more than 60 years later! All he had to do was fall madly in love within 48 hours. But could a real Chicago gangster with a good heart, but a big chip on his shoulder, truly fall in love?As far as Rafferty was concerned, lawyer Helen Emerson only complicated matters. Rafferty didn't have time to save a damsel in distress, even if she was easy on the eyes. No doubt Helen would make a fabulous lover, but she was no gun moll. Still, with time running out, she was Rafferty's only hope.
Gowns of WhiteNo man can resist a woman in white.Five days before Susan Abbott's wedding and she hadn't a thing to wear. That is until the too-darn-sexy and enigmatic Jake hand-delivered an heirloom wedding gown-and changed her prim-and-proper, well-planned life forever.... Now Susan had to come to terms with the fact that true love was anything but temperate and tidy-especially with a man as raw and right as Jake.
Victim. Lover. Both? His dark game is seducing her--just as it had when they were young. How can he still have that power over her? Eighteen years ago, she saw him die. Wealthy, selfish, and greedy, the MacDowell family raised Carolyn MacDowell--a foster child--like a modern Cinderella. Neglected and ignored, good-hearted Carolyn adored scion Alexander despite it all, though even he tormented her. Eighteen years later, Carolyn returns to the decadent milieu of the MacDowell clan to care for her dying foster mother, Sally. As greedy relatives gather to claim their inheritances, a stunning stranger arrives, claiming to be Alexander. To Carolyn's utter shock, Sally greets her "son" without question, and no one but Carolyn believes he's a fraud. As she delves into the mysteries of both the past and present, Carolyn quickly realizes that the resurrected Alex is a dangerous combination of seduction and power. Is this stranger after the MacDowell fortune, or is he really, somehow, the Alex of old, come back to claim her? How can he be an imposter and yet know family secrets only the real Alex would remember? Was someone helping him? What would you do if the boy you loved returned almost twenty years later, and you fell in love with him all over again--even if you were sure it couldn't be him?
House of ShadowsThe house on Sunset Boulevard has witnessed everything: from the infamous murder-suicide of a '50s starlet and her lover, to the drug-fueled commune in the '60s, to the anguish of its present owner, Jilly Meyer, who is struggling to preserve the house and what's left of her wounded family.Man of ShadowsColtrane is a liar, a con man and a threat to everything Jilly holds dear. He is also her hated father's right-hand man, a gorgeous, loathsome snake who doesn't care whom he uses to get what he wants. And he's made it clear he wants Jilly. But the question is, what does he want her for?Shadows at SunsetSomehow Jilly has to stop Coltrane from destroying everything she cherishes. Including her own vulnerable heart. And the only way to do that is to uncover what Coltrane is really up to, and that could mean upsetting the explosive secrets of the past.
A long string of tragic loves haunts Viscount Benedick Francis Alistair Rohan. Cool and cynical, he's weary of life's fickle games and wants a prim and proper wife he can ignore while indulging his sensual appetites.Lady Melisande Carstairs is nothing less than a tornado storming into Benedick's measured life. Possessed of boundless energy and the soul of a reformer, Melisande always conquers, whether it's saving the souls of soiled doves or seducing the man she's inconveniently fallen for. When she informs Benedick that his brother's newly revived Heavenly Host has graduated from simple carnal debauchery to sadistic violence, he's compelled to investigate, undercover. Under those covers, however, is Melisande herself, playing a dangerous game in the name of justice.And the Heavenly Host has just seen her hand, and more...
A PREDATOR LURKS IN THE RAIN-SOAKED STREETS OF SILVER FALLSRachel is finally getting it right. After years of wandering, she's married the perfect man and settled into the ideal life. But as her sleepy little town turns into a killing ground, she realizes that this new life might come at too high a price.HE'S CAREFUL, PATIENT AND GOOD AT WHAT HE DOESCaleb Middleton says he's returned home to set things right. But as her husband's dangerous brother circles like a hungry wolf, poking holes in her perfect world, Rachel draws her young daughter in close. The rain and violence keep coming, and Rachel must decide whether to trust her dream life or her instincts...before the town of Silver Falls becomes her grave.AND WHEN HE'S FINISHED KILLING, HE GOES HOME
This wasn't Anne Stuart's first romance with a military hero, but the nun heroine was a new twist--one the author still gets a kick out of. After making a deathbed promise to an army buddy, Reilly travels to a wartorn country to rescue his friend's wife and child. But the woman he finds is nothing like the woman he imagined. Carlie, a novice with the Sisters of Benevolence, stays behind to care for an expectant woman when the rest of the convent's nuns flee. After the new mother dies, Carlie is determined to save her infant boy from the rebels who would kill him. Then a gruff American shows up to take her and the baby to safety. Can Carlie trust Reilly? And can she trust herself to resist the temptation to give in to just one night of passion? Previously published.
Angela McKenna is back in Crescent Cove after a painful divorce. As if that isn't enough, she discovers that her secret teenage crush is also back in town, hiding from the world. Her Christmas could use brightening up. Maybe if she bought a special candle. . . maybe if Brody Jackson was with her. . .
It was a dream come true.Buying a run-down farm in a beautiful Vermont town is the start of a new life for Sophie Davis. She moves her mother, Grace, and her half sister, Marty, out of the city, hoping the change will help both women sort out their complicated lives. And for Sophie, turning Stonegate Farm into a quaint country inn is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. She doesn't even mind that the farm was the scene of a grisly multiple murder twenty years earlier....Then a stranger comes to town.When a stranger moves in next to the farm, Sophie believes the sense of peace she has built for herself and her family is being threatened. Because there's something different about John Smith. It's clear he's keeping secrets...and that he's come to Colby, Vermont, for a reason. And that reason has something to do with Sophie and Stonegate Farm.Now her dream is becoming a nightmare.Who is John Smith? Why does his very presence make Sophie feel so completely out of control? And why is she beginning to suspect that this mysterious stranger will put in jeopardy everything she's dreamed of-maybe even her own life?
Anne Stuart: The man who called himself Michael Dowd wasn't exactly what he seemed. Wherever Michael went, it seemed to Francey Neeley, danger followed. But she couldn't escape an attraction to him. He was trying to pry information from her on a terrorist group, a group that was trying to kill him-and her. Soon, Francey became swept into a world of death and deceit, and she couldn't stay away from Michael. Somehow they had won each other's hearts-a dangerous combination for both. Bobby Hutchinson: Billy and her mother-in-law, Amanda, were thrilled to win a trip to Hawaii. Both were sorely in need of some sunshine in their lives again. But a mix-up at the hotel forced them into close quarters with a group of vagabonds, and Billy met Cosmo Antonelli. The disguised detective discovered Billy was everything he'd dreamed of, but she was also vulnerable. Circumstances were drawing them inescapably together, but Cosmo knew he had to let her go.
Aristide Pompasse is dead. But the evil in the great artist's soul still haunts the vineyards and lurks in the corners of his Tuscan villa. Known as much for his fabulous portraits as his penchant for young mistresses, Pompasse had not let anyone go until Charlie, his young wife, had managed to escape.Now Charlie is back, to lay old ghosts to rest, to find the answers to who she was, to make peace with her past and her future. And there is no room in that peaceful future for a dangerous man like Connor Maguire.Maguire knows what he wants. He is about to break the biggest story of his life-Pompasse's murder-and damn anyone who gets in his way. So why can't he keep his eyes and his hands off the old man's widow?In the old house, where murder is a whisper away, and desire a dance in the moonlight, nothing is quite as it seems....
A Tarzan reboot with a smart, accomplished leading lady, this novel has always been a reader favorite. Dr. Elizabeth Holden doesn't know what to expect when a summons she can't ignore takes her to Ghost Island. It hardly matters, because nothing could have prepared her for what she finds. He's a man with no name, a man without a voice. The billionaire who holds him captive thinks that he's no more than an animal, a creature of the jungle, a "missing link." But Libby sees past the rippling muscles to the soul trapped within. She has no choice but to help him escape captivity. On the run and in danger, Libby feels a freedom she's never known. Now all they have to do is stay alive... Previously published.
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