WHEN THE HEART OVERCOMES THE HEAD... Kate Mallory: She's caught four wedding bouquets in two years, but no man. Being a science teacher, she decides to take the scientific approach to finding Mr. Right. Jamie Flynn: Being a lusty bartender, he knows people--especially female people. It's obvious to him that Kate Mallory is repressed, to say the least. He has her pegged as a White Wine Spritzer--no kick, no imagination, no passion. His mission: To take her from spritzer to Strawberry Margarita...
Let's Celebrate! Augustina Fairchild knew that if she didn't find a husband soon all the good ones would be gone. Then she'd never get out from under her matchmaking grandmother's thumb. Enter Jed Kelley--her passport to freedom, her license to run wild--a sexy hunk as far from her slew of milquetoast suitors as you could get. There was only one slight hitch to getting hitched. Though Augustina was ready and willing for him to win her hand. Jed was "just the gardener." Grandmother Throckmorton would have been fine with a gold digger, but a dirt digger? Never!
BLAZE Red-hot reads from Temptation! She has a secret life that must remain secret Amalie Dove: A shy librarian causes a sensation writing very sexy stories under the name Madame X. When the media turns on the spotlight, it's her glamorous friend Lacey who plays the role of famous author of the Black Velvet books. Thomas Jericho: A cynical journalist uncovers the true identity of Madame X. But he isn't ready to expose her. Not until he first exposes those passions that obviously burn beneath little Amalie Dove's demure exterior.... But it's Jericho's walls that come tumbling down.
BLAZE Red-hot reads from Temptation! BLACK VELVET VALENTINES Three blazingly sexy stories to set the mood for the most romantic day of the year Secrets of the Heart Sensuous, arousing black velvet valentines sent by a stranger. At first Charlotte Colfax was shocked, then intrigued...then determined to find her secret admirer. Two Hearts Valentine's Day. A full moon. A hot tub. And a love potion. Pansy Kingsmith had it all figured out...except the part where the wrong twin succumbs to her seduction. Heart's Desire Angie Dubonnet had no idea that her Valentine cruise would give her the chance to live out all her fantasies. Or that Nikolas Dorian would make it a voyage of sensual discovery.
HE'S SWEET... Chef Kristoffer "Kit" Rex is hot, pure and simple. But for Sabrina Bliss, he's off-limits. Thanks to a bet with her sister, Sabrina can't sleep with a man for one year...unless she falls in love. With the help of a regular diet of chocolate, though, Sabrina manages to "simulate" the effects of sex without actually having it. Unfortunately, Kit doesn't want to play by the rules....BUT THE SEX IS SWEETER! It's agonizing for Kit to see Sabrina every day and not have her. For some reason, she keeps him at arm's length, and he's not ready to settle for that. She obviously loves chocolate-she eats it every time he comes near her!-so what better way to seduce her than with the velvety smooth concoction? Although she has incredible willpower, Kit knows Sabrina's ready-and willing-for one sweet seduction....
When you owe a man everything, how do you make amends? Meg Lennox isn't sure, but she better figure it out quick now that both she and Rio Carefoot are back in Wyoming. Hard to say that hiring him on her family's ranch will fix abandoning her first love years ago. Especially when her departure kicked off a chain of events that changed Rio's life. . . permanently. But the job is a start. Working together she learns that the best parts of him are still there. How can she not be tempted? so maybe this is their chance to get close enough to try again. Or maybe she's kidding herself.
Welcome to Alouette, Michigan. It's not the end of the earth, but you can see it from here.After a long absence, Rose Robbin is back in Alouette, primarily to help out her impossible-to-please mother, but also to keep tabs on the child she wasn't allowed to keep. Working hard, helping her mother and trying to steal glimpses of her son seem to be all that's in Wild Rose's future-until the day single father Evan Grant catches her in the act.
"There's a Naked Woman on Main Street!" Things have gotten interesting since Fancy O'Brien came to town. (She's the naked woman. But don't worry-she made strategic use of some bubbles.) Now the whole town's in an uproar....Some of the residents don't approve of her taking a bath-literally-to publicize the opening of her bath boutique. But others are glad the sassy and sexy Fancy has arrived. Especially Jeremiah Quick. He's a "leading citizen" and drop-dead gorgeous to boot. And he thinks Fancy's the right woman for him. Too bad Fancy thinks he's the right man for her mother....
A TRUE GEM CONCEALED. . . No more bad choices, no more mistakes. High-octane lawyer Marissa Suarez is determined to make that her new personal mantra after drop-kicking her latest manipulative boyfriend to the curb. Why can't she just learn to love the good guys for once - like her best friend (and hottie) Jamie Wilson?When a chance encounter at the airport leaves Marissa in possession of the exotic White Star amulet, she and Jamie are swept under its heady influence. . . and give in to their hot fantasies. But someone else is interested in Marissa's charm. Someone who will stop at nothing to regain what was lost.
A summer holiday in the desert--what had she been thinking? Extreme heat? Scorpions? Senior citizens? Check. This home-swap vacation had seemed like such a great idea at the time. . . . Huh. Yet Alice Potter might actually get the romantic adventure she's only ever dreamed about, as resort manager Kyle Jarreau sends her adrenaline into overdrive. Sadly, the resort frowns on socializing with guests, and Kyle has always been a stickler for rules. . . . Until now. Seems Alice can be quite tempting when she puts her mind to it. But can they keep their romance a secret or will their Arizona fling burn them both?
4 stories: Naughty Girl by Alexander, Wanted: One Hot-Blooded Man by Britton, Have Mercy by Donovan, and Reno's Chance by Leigh
First night on the job baby-sitting his Uncle Rocco's P. I. business and Tony Farentino gets a client. He's not supposed to take clients but, hey, she's offering big money. And she's a gorgeous, dressed up as a peacock.
Sophie Ryan was a girl from the wrong side of town, pregnant, uneducated and aloneNow she's a sheriff's deputy and has managed to put the past behind her. It's been a long time since the gossips of Treetop, Wyoming, have speculated on the identity of Joe Ryan's father, and Sophie would prefer that didn't change. But on a crisp fall day, Sophie's past comes back-in the form of Luke "Maverick" Salinger, the man who abandoned her when she needed him most.It's Sophie's job to arrest Luke on an old warrant, even though she knows the rumors will start to fly as soon as she gets the cuffs on him. The citizens of Treetop think they know who Joe's father is, but the truth is a mystery-even to Sophie.
The elite Martinis & Bikinis Club challenges you to risk it all. But once you pick a dare, there's no backing out. Brooke Winfield is the devoted and dependable daughter of one of Boston's oldest families. So what is she doing on the back of a motorcycle in the middle of the night with sexy bad-boy ballplayer David Carrera?Elated by that recklessness, Brooke decides she's ready to take a Martini dare--and what a dare! Her performance at a posh strip club lands her back in David's arms for another unforgettable night. . . and in the tabloids the next morning. The most electrifying moment of her life threatens to destroy her happiness, her family name and everything Brooke has ever known about herself. But maybe some reputations aren't worth saving. . .
Why can't everybody just leave him alone? All Sean Rafferty wants is solitude to recover from a gunshot wound. That's why he's here on Maine's isolated Osprey Island: to heal and move on. But how can he face going back to being a Massachusetts state police officer since he's sworn off ever playing hero again?Unfortunately, Sean can't avoid heroics when neighboring Connie Bradford's daughter keeps getting into trouble. And the fiercely independent Connie makes it clear she doesn't need a rescuer-- reluctant or otherwise. The mother-and-daughter antics make his solitude seem almost too quiet. Despite himself, Sean finds this pair wrestling their way into his heart. . . as if they belong there.
Some call him hermit Others call him hero Noah Saari is a North Country ManA few years ago, Noah left the woods of Michigan, ready to make a difference in the world. After a tragic accident, he came back-blamed by some, pitied by others, misunderstood by all. Now the only thing he wants is to be left alone.Then one night, Claire Levander stumbles across his path. Claire's not made for the backwoods-she's a businesswoman whose idea of the perfect vacation spot is a well-stocked resort. And although he doesn't know it, she has a plan that could change the lives of the few people in his hometown he still cares about. Even worse is the fact that she just might change his.
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Lara Gladstone liked to play games-sexual games. And the moment she set eyes on Daniel Savage, she sensed that this virile man did, too. He would be the ruthless hunter and she would be his prey. But first, he had to catch her, and oh what a sensuous chase it would be!Daniel knew he was being teased-what this woman could do to his body with just one look! It inspired his competitive spirit, made him want to cause her the same restless heat, the same throbbing desire that was driving him crazy. She thought she had him right where she wanted him, but he'd played a few games in his time. And he never lost.
Lia Howard Pogue is flat broke and on the run. Her only hope for a new start is to rely on the kindness of strangers. One in particular-the rough and tough ex-Army Ranger who's all hard muscle and soft heart. Jake Robbin is more than ready to put his wild youth behind him and settle down. If only he could skip the hassle of courtship and babies and messy emotions. What better time for Lia and her three kids to land on his doorstep!Seems marriage would solve both their problems. Until Lia's ex shows up-and reminds her she could be making the same mistake all over again. North Country StoriesThis isn't the end of the earth, but you can see it from here.
Smart, pretty, personable Julia Knox has always played it safe. Dangerous Adam Brody, her first love, is the only risk she's ever taken...with disastrous results. But that's about to change! Adam is back in town and Julia is ready to make some moves and break some rules....Adam isn't convinced that Julia is just as wild and crazy as he is, or rather was, but he's never been one to turn down a dare. She wants to go skydiving and rock climbing? Fine. But as the dares escalate into emotional territory, so does the danger...and the prize.
THE BAD BOY'S ABOUT TO MEET HIS MATCH... Mackenzie Bliss is thrilled that her sister's life has turned out so well. Now, if only Mackenzie could have the same luck! Thanks to their bet, she's opened a new penny-candy store, dumped her lukewarm boyfriend and cut her hair! But when a sexy man from her past shows up at her home one night, Mackenzie's positive life couldn't be any different....On the eve of his ten-year reunion, Devlin Brandt never thought he'd see anyone from high school again. He was always called the bad boy, and rightfully so. But Mackenzie never treated him that way. Deep down he knew she had a thing for him, but he didn't want to hurt her. Now Mackenzie's a full-grown woman...and Devlin can't stay away from her, even if it means getting them both into some sinfully sweet trouble!
Legendary bad-boy Zack Brody comes home and the women of Quimby are on the warpath. The charming rogue has broken every heart in town...except one. Newcomer Cathy Timmerman is just the bait they need to get even-they'll give her a sexy makeover, help her seduce Zack and then, according to plan, she'll dump him in the most embarrassing way possible.But Cathy has a secret-she's no stranger to Zack Brody. In fact, she probably knows him better than any other woman in Quimby. And so the seduction goes very wrong... or possibly very, very right.
After a mysterious lust potion works its sexy magic on her pals, gossip columnist Zoe Aberdeen wants to know the story behind it. Could the potion be the real thing, or just a hoax? When she asks her neighbor Donovan Shane for help, he's not interested. He's a crime scientist-he's interested only in solving real mysteries, not some weird mojo! But Zoe doesn't like to take no for an answer, and what Zoe wants, Zoe gets. So she decides to persuade Shane in her own special way, and soon he's testing the potion and acting out his every fantasy with the sassy redhead. . . ;.
Sometimes real life is better than fictionSmall-town librarian Tess Bucek can't help it if her imagination runs wild. Fiction is simply more fun than reality. So when the mysterious Connor Reed wanders into her library she's sure he's up to no good. But it doesn't take long before she discovers Connor has come north to escape the notoriety that accompanied his involvement in a sensational trial.Now that he's here, Connor sees that Tess will be the perfect person to help him in a matter he prefers to keep quiet-not easy to do in a town where everyone knows your business.
BLAZERed-hot reads from Temptation!SHE NEVER TOOK NO FOR AN ANSWER...All long luscious legs and blond hair, Lacey Longwood was Madame X-every man's fantasy. And Alec Danieli's nightmare, because he couldn't touch her and still do his job.Lacey wasn't happy about that. She wasn't used to being ordered around, nor was she used to being turned down when she wanted someone as badly as she wanted this intense and simmering ex-marine. He was sexy as black velvet...and Lacey was, after all, the black velvet vixen."An exquisite love story pulsing with a blazing intensity and sensuality."-Romantic Times
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