"Dying" had been his best chance at protecting her. Coming home was the only way to keep her alive. Nolan Law is a dead man. Five years ago, his pregnant wife buried him-a soldier cut down in a desert war, a man who would do anything to protect those he loved. Even fake his death. His beloved Tess was safe as long as he was gone. Now a new assignment thrusts him back into her life-and puts her at risk once more. When Tess looks at him, Nolan knows she sees a ghost. Tess deserves to know why this stranger stirs her passion so intensely, why her husband's eyes stare back at her from his unfamiliar, scarred face. Yet discovering the truth will only resurrect the danger Nolan "died" to protect her from. ...
Bodyguard Jesse Longbridge had been shot while trying to stop a kidnapping at the Carlisle Ranch. He swore he'd track the enemy to the ends of the earth. And his path led him to Fiona Grant's door.The young widow only had one thing on her Christmas list: keeping her daughter safe from the chaos of the investigation next door. So when a body was discovered on her property, Fiona jumped at Jesse's offer to stay for the holidays. He had a stoic face, but honest, caring eyes. And no matter how she ached to feel his toned and chiseled arms around her, she needed the protection that only a man like Jesse could provide....
She'd Just Sold a Day in Her Life For a Million Dollars....When a stranger made an unusual request-to buy a past day of Kathleen Welles's life-she immediately took the offer. She sold that wicked Wednesday, a year ago, when she'd behaved like a spoiled, petulant princess and thrown tantrums over trifles. It was the day she'd lost the one man she could ever love.Now She Was Living on Borrowed Time....The last thing Kathleen expected was to be transported back to the very day she'd sold. Could she smile at silly annoyances and shamelessly force Zachary Foster info love everlasting? She had a mere twenty-four hours to make the unwilling Zach warm to her. And the clock was ticking....
Sexy Dreamer...Buffalo rancher Russel McCloud was searching for the legacy of his Indian ancestors, but he was still missing one big piece of the puzzle-an Indian goddess! So, when a persnickety lady lawyer arrived, McCloud decided she just might do....Reluctant Goddess...Before she met McCloud, Sandra Carberry thought she had it all. But the updated Don Quixote tempted her to hang up her subpoenas for a life on the range-until she discovered her role in his crackpot quest....Impossible Odds...Chances that McCloud's stand-in goddess could really help him were slim-and as tiny as the tent they were forced to share. But could the mystical powers of the Colorado canyons conjure the miracle of love?
Christmas in Colorado had unleashed a killer. . . Cody Berringer had dedicated his life to uncovering the truth behind his father's murder. So when he met Rue Harris at a Colorado Christmas party and discovered the link between their pasts, Cody was determined to get to know her. Even if that meant disrupting a gunman targeting the beautiful businesswoman. With Rue next on a killer's list, Cody worked hard to unlock the secrets trapped in her memories. . . and to ignore the attraction his protective instincts brought to the surface. But as they closed in on long-awaited answers, Cody was confronted with some disturbing facts about the father he'd vowed to avenge--and the woman who'd become more than a potential witness to his demise.
After escaping her traumatic past, all Brooke Johnson wanted for Christmas was a quiet life in her new Colorado home. Not on her list was the shocking death of her look-alike roommate or the appearance of sexy police detective Michael Shaw. Michael had come to warn Brooke about a vengeful serial killer. . . and vowed to protect her even though it might mean his life. Before long, with Christmas approaching, Brooke found her holiday spirit and sought comfort in Michael's arms. For Michael, letting down his guard while there were still threats against Brooke wasn't an option. But neither was letting her go. . . .
A CITY SLICKER LIKE BURKE HAD NO BUSINESS BEING ON HER COLORADO RANCHBut Carolyn Carlisle knew she needed him. Not only was the Carlisle Ranch a target for sabotage just weeks before Christmas, but also her family had been threatened and danger lurked around every corner. Carolyn was used to being in charge, but incredibly sexy FBI agent J. D. Burke had other ideas. He was domineering, stubborn and vowed never to let an assignment turn personal. Still, with the enemy just as elusive as the agent's penetrating gaze, Carolyn secretly hoped Burke would let down his guard and act on their intense chemistry. Even if one amazing night ended up breaking her usually hardened heart.
TWO AGENTS REUNITE TO BRING DOWN A KILLER IN COLORADO It had been two years since Special Agent Marisa Kelso had seen her ex-partner-and former lover-federal agent Flynn O'Connor. But with the reappearance of an elusive serial killer, Marisa was assigned to Flynn's team at a Colorado safe house. The attraction between them was still powerful, but Marisa remained focused on keeping their witness safe rather than acting on their sexual impulses. Then, as they closed in on a madman who'd stop at nothing to capture his prey, Marisa became his next target. It was up to Flynn to keep her out of the criminal's dangerous reach...but what about Flynn's much too tempting one?
Criminologist Miguel Acevedo had come face-to-face with his biggest challenge--Emma Richardson, guardian to a newborn baby and admitted psychic. The Native American beauty claimed to have information that could bring down a notorious criminal, but Miguel wasn't about to buy into her "abilities" so fast. Before long, though, Emma's leads attracted a killer and Miguel became her bodyguard. Now, as he watched her with the innocent baby and became captivated by her blue gaze, Miguel sensed his ordered world tilting on its axis. First he'd gone from skeptic to believer. Could the switch from confirmed bachelor to family man be far behind?
CAPTIVE HEARTS From hostages to prisoners of passion-- Held at gunpoint in a mysterious crime, three women are soon bound by desire to the men sworn to protect them at all costs... Amanda Fielding remembered nothing of the crime she was suspected of, or the blow that caused her partial amnesia. She awakened in the E.R. to gaze into the eyes of her former lover, Dr. David Haines--the man whose touch flamed her deepest desires. The man she'd left without a word... To prove her innocent and save her from a killer, David would take her captive himself. But would he still trust her when he learned she was guilty--of not telling him about their baby...? In twenty-four hours, their lives change forever...
COLORADO DESTINYIt was a powerful Rocky Mountain blizzard that caught scientist Shana Parisi unawares and threw her into the arms of a mysterious man in uniform. Luke Rawlins rescued her from danger, but it was the mesmerizing look in his eyes that captured her heart...and forged their destiny.Luke knew bringing the beautiful Shana home posed a threat to his secrets, but a foreign enemy was hot on their trail and Shana's snowy footprints were all they needed to track her down. Once entrenched in his world, Luke urged her to remain silent about what she saw. Because the alternative could be deadly....
Rocky Mtn. RESCUE ALONE IN A MOUNTAIN BLIZZARD, with her son in the hands of kidnappers, Susan Richardson needed rescuing. But why did her ex-husband, Grant, have to be her rescuer? If only Susan had been more careful, Grant thought. If only Grant hadn't made so many enemies, Susan thought. But the only words they dared to speak were, "It's up to us to save our son." If their instincts were right, the disastrous fire that years ago had raged through Grant's Colorado resort--destroying their dreams and their marriage--was back to haunt them in the form of a kidnapper bent on revenge. Years ago events in these Rocky Mountains had pulled Grant and Susan apart. Now could the mountains bring them--and their family--back together? An icy blizzard rages...and heated passions burn....
MY BODYGUARD Years ago, a mysterious woman changed her identity and opened a specialty service of bodyguards called Protection Enterprises Incorporated... Bodyguard David Marquis knew Tasha Lancer was a marked woman. Hired to protect her by an anonymous third party, David was ready to lay down his life for her, sight unseen. But when he actually laid eyes on his beautiful, raven-haired new client, the stakes were raised. Tasha refused to admit she was in danger--and David began to fall for her, even as he realized she had a hidden past, one that could get them both killed....
Bodyguard David Marquis knew Tasha Lancer was a marked woman. Hired to protect her by an anonymous third party, David was ready to lay down his life for her, sight unseen. But when he actually laid eyes on his beautiful, raven-haired new client, the stakes were raised. Tasha refused to admit she was in danger--and David began to fall for her, even as he realized she had a hidden past, one that could get them both killed. ...
SECRET OF CHEROKEE COVE: Detective Walker Nix knew there was more to the Bitterwood police chief's "accident" and that someone wanted his boss dead. But when the victim's sister, U.S. marshal Dana Massey, insisted on becoming involved, Nix had a hunch his case--and his heart--was in for a heap of trouble. With decades-old secrets--incuding a missing secret baby--being uncovered, it soon became apparent that Dana's family was at the center of the mystery. As Nix helped Dana solve this cold case, he found himself opening up more than he'd ever dared. Yet when it was over, she'd be leaving. Unless Detective Tall, Dark and Handsome took the scariest step of all... <P> SNOWED IN: Rescuing a beautiful woman from four armed men wasn't how Blake Randall planned to spend his army leave. But as chief security detail at his best friend's wedding, the ranger's mission is just beginning. A blizzard has cut off Sarah Bentley's Colorado B and B from the outside world, trapping them with a killer. Snowed in with the rugged stranger who already saved her life once, Sarah has no choice but to trust Blake. As passion ignites, she realizes he's more than a strong shoulder to lean on. With danger escalating, it's time to listen to what her heart's telling her: with Blake by her side, they can survive anything.... <P> THE PROSECUTOR: Chicago assistant state's attorney Zac Hennings just got handed a political hot potato: keeping the convicted murderer in a high-profile case behind bars. He's up against his most formidable--and alluring--adversary. First-year law student Emma Sinclair is passionately fighting to free her brother. But she needs the take-no-prisoners prosecutor's help. Caught between attraction and letting a killer go free, Zac walks a tightrope. Until evidence surfaces that the real culprit's still out there. With his career and Emma's life on the line, Zac races to right a terrible wrong. Refusing to back down, he'll bring a cunning lawbreaker to justice--or die trying.
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In a twist of fate, midwife Kelly Evans is the only person to hear the last words of a dying man. Although the words make no sense, someone thinks she knows more than she should. And millionaire playboy Nick Spencer may just be her fiercest protector. If his uncle was murdered, Nick fears the Spencer fortune is at risk. And worse, that Kelly, an innocent bystander, may be in danger. When a hostage situation traps Kelly within the killer's grasp, Nick knows he holds the key to her release. He'll do anything to save her life-even if it costs him his own.
AVENGING ANGELSWho was he?The man's name was Dashiell and he was an angel-or at least that's what he told Liz Carradine. But he dressed in a down-to-earth trench coat and a fedora, and he sweet-talked Liz as if he were a wisecracking detective from the 1930s. When he claimed he'd come from heaven to help solve the recent murder of her boss, Liz decided she'd let the sexy guy try to crack the case. Only when she began to fall for Dash did Liz begin to fear that he was telling the truth. She might have found the love of her life...but was he going back to heaven?The sexiest angels this side of heaven!
He was a self-made millionaire, but it was his young son who mattered most to Blake Monroe. So when a beautiful teacher appeared on his rainy doorstep, her car overfl owing with her every worldly possession, and immediately bonded with the boy, Blake hired Madeline Douglas on the spot. Under Madeline's care, the child thrived. And in her presence, Blake's defenses crumbled like the walls of the manor he'd been hired to redesign. But something sinister lurked along the foggy cliffs of this remote village, and suddenly Blake had his hands full protecting his ready-made family. Was it the curse that had pervaded the town. . . or had his own tortured past finally come back to haunt him?
FBI agent Brady Masters thought his mission to infiltrate the Lost Lamb Ranch and take down a human trafficking scheme was about to end, but it was only just beginning.... Now he needed the help of Petra Jamison, a gorgeous free spirit who had dropped out of the FBI to become a midwife. Going undercover with her as a married couple, Brady soon discovered he liked being her partner-in more ways than one. When they learned their identities had been compromised, Brady was ordered to end this assignment and walk away from his "wife." Obeying a command was part of the job. But denying his feelings made by-the-book Brady question his future.
Staying several moves ahead has kept Troy Weathers alive in the world's most explosive hot spots. So when this marine learns that Olivia Laughton is being stalked, he immediately takes her and their unborn child on the run. His instincts tell him it will require more than skill to keep them safe-and to prove just how much he wants to stay in their lives.Olivia has no problem trusting Troy to keep her safe, or following his orders. It's believing their one night together was more than just a passionate fling that seems riskiest of all. Still, with time running out and an unsuspected enemy closing in, Olivia knows Troy is her best chance at survival...and their baby's only shot at a promising future.
Rushing to the aid of a pregnant woman, midwife Tab Willows arrives at the grisly scene of a murder. Then sexy Aiden Gabriel lands his rescue chopper and Tab comes face-to-face with her secret teenage crush-and he's gotten only better with age.Aiden had been unaware that Tab was back in town...and more stunning than ever. The half-Crow beauty has always been a mystery, but she can't hide her fear upon learning a serial killer is loose in the mountains of Montana. Insisting she move to his ranch while the investigation intensifies, Aiden suddenly finds his home isn't big enough. He could swear protecting her was why he wanted her by his side. Now imagining a life without her is why he wants her to stay.
USA TODAY bestselling author Cassie Miles shows what happens when a big-city girl meets a sexy cowboy after inheriting a Colorado ranch. Since quitting the rodeo circuit, Zach Sheffield hadn't much time for people, never mind city folk. A stranger had inherited a famous ranch in their Colorado town, and worse than not knowing one end of a horse from the other, he pegged Gabby Rousseau as a mustang, for sure. Local legend said that Gabby's estate hid the Frenchman's treasure, making it a frequent target for thieves. After the first break-in, Zach knew Gabby would need protection, but the beauty from the big city was putting up a fight. He knew he was better off tending to his horses than praying for a breakthrough...but then again, Zach had never met a mustang he couldn't tame. 2 books in 1! MOUNTAIN MIDWIFE also included in this book!
Kidnapped, blindfolded and driven to a desolate Rocky Mountain lodge-for midwife Rachel Devon it's the most terrifying birth she has ever attended to. But now that the baby's mother is dead, it's up to Rachel to get the child to safety. Much to Rachel's surprise, one of the kidnappers helps her escape. Cole McClure claims to be an undercover FBI agent, though Rachel doesn't trust him for a minute. He's got that sexy bad-boy edge, the type Rachel's been burned by way too often. But Cole comes through and with a blizzard bearing down on them, with killers and cops hot on their trail, they team up to find this innocent baby a home. And try to resist temptation when they're "forced" to share a bed through the cold winter nights. . . ;.
A KILLER IN COLORADOFBI Special Agent Julia Last had made a career out of being discreet, running a secret FBI safe house for injured offi cers and protected witnesses. So when Deputy Paul Hemmings turned up, convinced one of her guests had committed murder, Julia wanted the rugged-yet-gentle cop gone. But when she became the killer's next target and Paul offered to protect her, she couldn't turn him down. Especially when protection meant they'd be staying in the safe house together. But with a killer living among them, could they solve the crime before their newfound passion made them easy targets?
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