Get out the mistletoe! Twelve days of Christmas. . . twelve stories filled with the magic of holiday romance. . . perfect reading for a snowy winter's day. Bundle includes Faith, Hope and Love, The Christmas Bride, Christmas Passions, A Seasonal Secret, Return of the Light, Star Light, Star Bright, Naughty or Nice?, Christmas Fantasy, A Christmas Marriage Ultimatum, A Prince for Christmas, The Millionaire's Christmas Wish and Merry Christmas, Baby
Set in 1930s Calcutta, this semi-autobiographical novel by the world-renowned scholar Mircea Eliade details the passionate affair of Alain, a young French engineer, and Maitreyi, the daughter of his Indian employer. At once horrifying and deeply moving. "Bengal Nights" is also a cruel account of the wreckage left in the wake of a young man's self-discovery. Over forty years passed by, the real Maitreyi Devi read Eliade's erotically charged novel and wrote her response, "It Does Not Die".
When Ava finds herself stranded for a night with Leo Ferrante, the chemistry between them is scorching! But Ava won't let anything happen between them because, as far as she's concerned, Leo is off-limits. At least until Christmas Eve--when the truth is revealed. . .
FORBIDDEN! Her Christmas fantasy! As an unexpected guest at Morgan Kincaid's palatial home, Jessica planned to turn his Christmas into the best ever. She'd always dreamed of how special this time of year could be, and here at the Kincaid mansion she could indulge herself to the full --with a proper tree, decorations and festive food ...and Morgan, the most attractive man she'd ever known. A firecracker in the hearth, there was mulled wine and it was Christmas Eve, a time for magic and fantasies. Morgan was all hers for tonight--and Jessica was determined that by Christmas Day they would no longer be strangers... When passion knows no reason...
When Michael D'Alessandro discovers that three years ago his ex-wife gave birth and then had his baby adopted, his only desire is to find his son. Michael finds little Jeremy safe and utterly loved by his new mom, The lovely Camille. Soon passion takes over. But Camille is unaware that Jeremy is Michael's son. How can Michael tell her the truth-and keep both his child And The woman he adores?
The boss, his bride...and their babies! Leila wasn't marrying her boss, Dante Rossi, for his money, contrary to office gossip. She loved him and she believed he felt the same...until the reappearance of her millionaire ex-boyfriend. Suddenly it wasn't just jealous colleagues who believed she was a gold digger--so did Dante! Only the unexpected news of her pregnancy stopped him from calling off the wedding. But Leila wished Dante was marrying because he loved her, not just because she was the mother of his unborn twins.... She's sexy, she's successful...and she's PREGNANT!
Every morning for the past six years, Rania al-Baz has been the smiling face of a family program on Saudi television. She was a young, beautiful Saudi TV new anchor-the first woman to have such a job-when her abusive husband beat her into a coma and left her for dead. She remained in a coma for four days and later underwent thirteen operations to reconstruct her face. When she agreed to let horriying pictures of her ravaged face be made public, her story sparked general criticism of Saudi culture. A month after the tragedy, the first Saudi research into domestic violence began at King Saud University in Riyadh. Rania's story subsequently appeared in the press all over the world.
THE MARRIAGE MAKER An unlikely match... He's a farmer, she's an image consultant. He despises city women and she hates the country. But when a series of bizarre coincidences make Kear Lannion and Jan Carruthers neighbors, he just can't seem to keep away from her. Has Kear chivalrously decided he ought to watch over this city girl alone in the country? Or has he made up his mind to seduce her out of her new property? Either way, Kear Lannion has finally met his match--in more ways than one! THE MARRIAGE MAKER--Can a picture from the past bring love to the present?
He was no gentleman ... And in Jackson Connery's company, Laura Mitchell was hardly a lady-she was positively wanton! But how was a man who could barely exchange a civil word with anyone able to arouse such longing in her? And why did she have to find herself so attracted to a man who clearly wanted to be left alone? For the first time in her life, Laura was shamelessly tempted to exert her feminine charms. But could she be happy with a brief affair, when what she really wanted was Jackson's love?
Diana Reeves's search to find her birth mother takes her to a French village, and into the employ of Anton, Comte de Valois. It's not long before their shared passion leads to pregnancy and Anton insists on marrying Diana. But his intense desire to father a child causes Diana to question his motives for marriage. . . ;.
Brianna Connelly is the last person Dimitrios Giannakis wants to see again. But the stunning supermodel could hold the key to saving his daughter's life. . . . Brianna will do anything for her niece, except let Dimitrios break her heart again. Only, the chemistry between Brianna and the enigmatic tycoon is as strong as ever, and it leads to an unexpected proposal. . . . Then Brianna discovers the best chance for her niece is a transplant from a sibling. Is Dimitrios's proposal just a ruthless determination to have her conceive his baby?
Gina Hudson is in Athens to settle an old score, not fall into bed with her enemy's right-hand man. But she's underestimated the power of Mikos Christopoulos. No-strings sex is what Mikos expects. But soon his mission becomes more, and he whisks Gina away to his island retreat. He thinks she is a perfect part-time mistress-- until he starts to want this woman for the rest of his life. . . .
Nurse Emily Tyler has come to Greece with good intentions. But Nikolaos Leonidas sees only a gold digger, with eyes fixed on his family's fortune. It's his plan to expose the fragile beauty. A weekend of champagne and seduction on his opulent yacht ought to do the trick.By the time Emily has proved her integrity, it's too late. She's fallen for the daredevil Greek. But his risk-taking lifestyle makes cautious Emily wary--especially now that she's pregnant with the Leonidas heir!
The scene is set for a wedding in the Caribbean-until the best man and the maid of honor take an instant dislike to one another!Ethan Beaumont thought he could never trust another woman-but his desire for Anne-Marie Barclay cannot be ignored! They decide to keep the peace-at least until the wedding is over-and end up making love! Ethan feels their relationship must begin and end in his bed. However, Anne-Marie isn't prepared just to be the best man's mistress...
He'd bargained on a bride, but not on a baby! Arlene Russell may be naive and vulnerable, but she's more than a match for arrogant Italian Domenico Silvaggio d'Avalos. Arlene refuses to become Domenico's mistress. Though her business is in trouble, she won't be bought! But Domenico is determined to make Arlene his convenient bride. Especially when she gives him a Christmas gift greater than money could buy!
They're used to getting everything they want. These four hot--and hot-blooded--Italian bachelors have wealth, position and power, and they don't take "no" for an answer. But what happens when they don't know what they want? They may think they want a loveless marriage for the sake of children. Or revenge against a woman from his past. Or to have the woman he can't get out of his system squirming under his thumb. But the truth is, when love comes knocking at their hearts, these cocky, arrogant alpha males are apt to run scared. . . until the tender heart of the right woman transports them past searing passion to redeeming love. Thrill to these four fabulous stories of romance among the international elite by top selling Harlequin Presents authors. Bundle includes: The Italian Billionaire's Secret Love-Child by Cathy Williams, Sicilian Millionaire, Bought Bride by Catherine Spencer, Bedded and Wedded for Revenge by Melanie Milburne and The Italian's Unwilling Wife by Kathryn Ross.
When Paolo Rainero's niece and nephew are orphaned, he arranges to marry Caroline Leighton, the twins? American aunt, to protect them. But first he must show Callie that he's changed since their affair nine years ago. As their convenient marriage becomes real, and old desires are rekindled, Paolo can't help feeling that Caroline's hiding something. A secret involving him. . . .
"Lady Be Mine!"These were the last words Melody Worth ever expected to hear form James Logan's lips. She happened to be very wealthy, which had never been a problem till now...and James seemed to despise her because of her money. That Melody liked helping other people, including James's father, had no effect on James. In fact, he accused her of interfering!Melody didn't know how to cope with obstinate, infuriating James.... Then it suddenly hit her! She was in love with James, but he insisted they had no future together. Melody would simply have to change his mind.
The passion project...From the moment he rolled into town, Nick Tyler had chased Madeleine. He bowled her over with a heady mixture of charm and deep, lingering-dangerous-kisses. Madeleine was no helpless innocent but even she didn't suspect that every soft word, each caress was calculated: seduction was all part of Nick Tyler's grand scheme. But what was that saying about the best-laid plans? Soon, even Nick began to doubt his own strategy....
The Past: It's 1939, and eighteen-year-old Anna meets Marco in Italy. They fall madly in love, a love she knows will last forever. Even though, within months, they're separated by war. Even though she's told that Marco is dead. . . . The Present: Anna, who'd entered into a marriage of convenience, is widowed, and so is Marco. Long after the war, she discovered that he'd survived. Now she wants to return to Italy, to Marco, for one final visit. The Future: Anna's adored granddaughter, Carly, accompanies her--and when Carly begins to fall for Marco's grandson, she wonders if they can have the life together their grandparents never could.
When heiress Natalie Cavanaugh arrives at the Villa Rosamunda on the Amalfi coast of Italy, falling in love is not on her agenda--particularly not with a man whose dubious family connections have made him notorious. Demetrio Bertoluzzi is tall, dark and gorgeous. Why he works single-handedly to restore his old family home remains as much a mystery as how he funds the job. Natalie finds herself drawn to him like a moth to the flame. But to surrender her innocence to this man could be her undoing. . . .
Max Logan was convinced Gabriella had trapped him into marriage for his millions. From his point of view, they were finished! Until events forced Max and Gabriella back together. For two weeks, they had to act happily married-not difficult-when locked in the same bedroom for fourteen nights, their passion raging out of control. It wasn't enough for Gabriella-how could she prove to Max that she wasn't a gold digger, but that she'd married him for love?
Sebastian Caine clearly mistrusts Lily, but that doesn't stop him desiring her-or passionately seducing her as soon as possible!It's true that Lily does have a secret. But she's determined that Sebastian will trust her on her terms before she'll reveal anything. Or she'll only ever stay his mistress....
NANNY WANTED By a lively, lonely four-year-old...and his handsome, eligible guardian...Pierce Wagner was getting used to changes in his once orderly life, now that he was responsible for his cousin's little boy. Apart from having a four-year-old running riot through his luxury home, he was also having to take orders from Tommy's beautiful but headstrong new nanny! Nicole's natural flair with Tommy soon bowled Pierce over, and not only was he now playing father, he was also considering another new role-as Nicole's husband.Would he still want to marry Nicole when he discovered that she had failed to tell him one important detail about herself-something that would explain her immediate bond with Tommy...?
An ill-timed attraction Emotions were running high the day Nina Sommers finally met her fifteen-year-old daughter-especially with a high-handed adoptive father telling her how to deal with her own child. Especially since Hugh Cavendish was the most irresistible man Nina had ever met. Nina was too worldly, too sophisticated, to be swayed by a pair of Paul Newman eyes or a smile that could immediately melt ice. She wasn't an innocent anymore. And she wasn't about to build impossible dreams around a man who made it clear he'd come into her life with only one purpose-to take advantage of her!
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