No more Ms. Nice Girl. Thanks to Nicole Howard's accommodating ways, her life has delivered a whole lot of disappointment. Armed with a pirate queen's autobiography--aka a girl's guide to seduction and sexual empowerment--Nicole heads to the Caribbean determined to unleash her inner diva for a steamy adventure. Hottie Ian Marshall and an almost-deserted island are the perfect ingredients for a little no-strings action. In fact, this fling is giving her everything she ever wanted. . . and then some. Once their sensual games are over, however, will she be able to walk away from the best sex. . . ever?
The best way to keep warm... when the weather turns cold:1) Seek shelterOpting to spend the holidays in solitude, Emilie Sutherland has found the perfect place: a hunting lodge in Alaska! But when a hunky stranger comes seeking shelter during a blizzard, Emilie wonders if maybe isolation is overrated, after all....2) Build a cozy fireNothing ruins an adventure to Antarctica like being stranded on a lifeboat! But when a hot Air Force pilot rescues Mia Harrelson, she wonders if she's escaped the danger of freezing only to lose herself in the sexy fire of his eyes....3) Curl up with a nice, hot male...She is a consummate professional. Until Stacy Bristol finds herself working on a series of photo shoots with a gorgeous Viking--er, Olympic skier. But the minute his shirt comes off, Stacy is torn between icy professional resolve...and her melting knees!
As a wife and mother, Karen McBride wonders if she'll ever discover what her own spirit requires to feel whole. When her father, the formidable champion bird-watcher, Martin Engel, suffers a stroke, Karen rushes home to Texas to take care of the man who always seemed to have more love for winged creatures than his own family.And now here she is-her children nearly grown, and her rock-of-a-husband, Tom, angry with her for not giving more of herself. She has the feeling that if she could only connect with Martin, somehow her relationships would all make sense. Is this her last chance to soar free?
Three strong-willed women enroll in the Warfield Bootcamp for a two-week cure for a-love-life-gone-wrong in these three brand-new stories collected in one volume. Includes bonus features. Original.
Warfield Bootcamp: A two-week cure for a love life gone AWOL...TRAINEE #1: POOR LITTLE HEIRESSThere's no way Cassandra Devane can get her love life to stand at attention. She just keeps dating the wrong guys. Her only chance is to face her ex-husband-head-on. And she'll get right on that...once she's out of his bed.TRAINEE #2: THE "IRON LADY"Rebecca Ironwood is a successful businesswoman who's lost touch with men. And everyone else, for that matter. What she needs is just a teeny bit of softening up. And maybe a little extra nudge-nudge with a certain employee...TRAINEE #3: FROM COUNTRY BUMPKIN TO URBAN SOPHISTICATEBarbara Powers knows all about image. She's her own best example. But when she returns to her hometown, all she can think about-and scope out-is the one guy who didn't want to be fixed.
Discovering she is pregnant is one of the happiest moments of Diana Shelton's life. Sure, that discovery leads to a divorce, but that's a small price to have a child of her own. With a thriving business as a playground architect, she thinks life couldn't be better for her. Or could it?Because Jason Benton-the principal in charge of her latest commission-is making her think something might be missing. Such as a good-looking man to come home to. But is this single dad who takes life so seriously ready for a romance with a fun-loving woman like Diana? Or can she teach him that love can be as simple as child's play?
Tanya Bledso couldn't wait to leave Crested Butte to chase dreams of Hollywood stardom. Now the single mom has returned to run the local theater and raise her daughter. But the peaceful, charming town she took for granted has exploded into a bustling tourist attraction, thanks to one man. Jack Crenshaw. Property developer extraordinaire. . . and her former high school sweetheart. Ten years hasn't cooled the heat between them. Worse, Jack is bonding with her daughter and giving her the crazy idea he'd make the perfect family man. But is he ready to forgive and forget the heartbreak of the past for the role he seems born to play?
Call him overprotective, but Dr. Mike Carter can't believe his daughter is ready for belly-dancing lessons. Taylor's lucky to be alive! Only two years after her heart transplant, she wants too much, too fast. Mike can't help but think her dance instructor Darcy O'Connor has a lot to do with Taylor's recent obsession. He can understand why. Darcy is beautiful...irresistible. And he finds himself more than a little tempted. Still, Taylor's care and safety come first, so Mike tries to put a little distance between them and Darcy. Too bad he doesn't count on his willful daughter and her plans to make Darcy one of them!
Drive me to distraction!Okay, so there are some cliches that are true-rolling stones gathering no moss and the grass is greener are two that come to mind...mainly because I'm stuck in a ditch next to a sinfully gorgeous and far too stubborn man who won't allow himself to smell the roses. (Yes, I know. It's another true one.)But I've learned that the kindness of strangers can lead to some pleasant surprises, if not actual happiness. So that (along with a fear of flying and a pesky judge who took away my license) is how I found myself driving cross-country to a friend's wedding with the groom's best friend.Hmm. Best friend? Isn't there something about that I should remember...?
After seven years away, Troy Denton has finally reappeared. Too bad Marlee Britton isn't sure she wants him back. The last time she saw him, she was pregnant and they were planning their wedding. Since then, she's struggled to raise their son on her own. So, no. She's not throwing out the welcome mat.Still, how can she deny him knowing his son, Greg? Every time she watches Troy with Greg the guarded place in her heart melts a little. And that's when she realizes she still cares--more than she wants to. But should she protect herself from him leaving again? Or can she believe Troy's vow he's here for good?
It is a dark and sexy night. . . . . . when business manager Natalie Brighton arrives at her employer's remote mountain castle. With a reputation almost as scandalous as the exotic, forbidden nature of his paintings, John Sartain indulges his sensuality. . . something she can't resist any more than she can resist him. But someone is trying to discredit him-a threat that could cost her this job. Worse, Natalie finds herself in the increasingly sinister hands of someone who might wish her real harm. Lascivious games, secrets and sensuous desires. . . Is it just a part of Sartain's seductive world, or is Natalie setting herself up for the ultimate fall?
After years of feeling as if she has "Good Girl" stenciled across her forehead, Jen Truitt's ready to cut loose and have some fun. And because number one on her to-do list is a naughty tattoo, naturally a tat-artist with taut muscles sheathed in black leather would have to be number two .... Zach Jacobs can feel the heat of the slim dancer's body and he's sure there's a wild woman inside Jen just begging to be set free. But even a bad boy knows he should behave betterwhen he's around the police chief's daughter. Lucky for Jen that doesn't mean he's actually planning on being good!
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THE GIRL NEXT DOOR: When Gabrielle Harper's gutsy investigative reporting attracted a serial killer, her new neighbor began keeping an eye on her. But Cooper Marshall was more than his chiseled frame suggested. He was an Elite Operations Division specialist who thrived on adrenaline, who always took risks, whose every instinct was geared to protect. Even if it meant breaking cover. Gabrielle wasn't the sort to hole up in her Washington, D.C., walk-up, waiting to be the next victim. So when the time came, he'd throw her on the back of his motorcycle and ride with a vengeance to save her life. <P> ROCKY MOUNTAIN RESCUE: Federal marshal Patrick Thompson almost lost one woman in his care. He won't lose another. As an officer for the Witness Security Program, it's his job to protect Stacy Giardino, the former daughter-in-law of an infamous crime boss. At first, Stacy is reluctant to trust the brawny cop--or to act on their intense mutual attraction. But when her toddler son is kidnapped, Patrick is the only person who can help her find him. As they work their way through the Rocky Mountains, trailed by killers, Patrick and Stacy grow closer, and the heat simmering between them ignites.<P> BRIDAL JEOPARDY: Love at first sight can't begin to describe the attraction detective Craig Branson feels when he locks eyes with gorgeous Stephanie Swift. It's more powerful, passionate and deeply emotional than anything he's ever felt. But the P.I. is in New Orleans to track down a killer...not to have a fling. Still, he can't resist the intense sexual pull he feels the first time he kisses Stephanie. He'll risk everything to rescue her from her rich, possessive fiancé. Taking her on the run, Craig faces danger from two relentless pursuers--one who would expose the secret of their bond...and one who would keep him from his soul mate forever.
Alina's Christmas Wish List:1) Spend the holidays in Crested Butte, Colorado.2) Move to the U.S. permanently.3) Find Eric Sepulveda under her tree.Seems fate has other plans for Alina Allinova, though. As charming as Eric is, his dark good looks don't exactly match her trusted grandmother's prediction that her happiness depends on a fair-haired man. And even though she and Eric share great chemistry, they're getting surprising resistance from both their families. Plus, her time in the U.S. is limited. Some Christmas this is shaping up to be!But it is the season of miracles...when not every matchmaker's prediction comes true!
Can she open her heart? The Hartland Herald isn't exactly the big leagues. But for army widow Amy Marshall it's the first step to a career that will allow her to support her young daughter and start a new life in the city. Unfortunately, writing a story that will get her noticed requires stepping on a few toes. Josh Scofield's toes, to be exact.Sure, her article was less than flattering. She probably shouldn't have suggested the injured veteran got his teaching position unfairly, but a real reporter can't pull punches. And she hadn't pegged the former military man as someone who cared what other people thought.As she digs deeper, though, Amy realizes there's more to Josh than just a good story. But it will be hard to win his trust, and is there any point when she doesn't plan on sticking around?
TV reporter Sandra Newman likes things her way. And having sexy professor Adam Carroway between the sheets is no exception. Sure, she may have walked away from their hot fling once. But if she's spending her summer filming his shipwreck excavation, she intends to have him. . . again and again. Fortunately, Adam is more than willing and it's full steam ahead in her bed. . . in his bed. . . on the beach. . . . In fact, there's something about this island that taps in to their deepest desires. Sex has never been hotter! When the last bit of treasure surfaces, however, will she stick to their agreement and walk away?
THE WRONG SUITE...When Cassie Carmichael planned a night of seduction, all she wanted was to put some life into a dull relationship. Instead, she finds herself unexpectedly between the sheets with the man she's dreamed about-Guy Walters. One night with this guy is more than she could ask for, and she'll have the hot memories long afterward. But he's not walking away!BUT THE RIGHT GUY!Opening the door to Cassie that night sparks Guy's fantasies and results in the wildest romp he's ever had. He has a thing for her...and now that he knows she has a thing for him, he's going to show her that his bed is always the right bed.
In the cutthroat business of network news, thin is in, and Shelly Piper's size-twelve curves relegate her to behind-the-scenes reporting. But even network exec Jack Halloran has image problems. Jack's judged too handsome to handle the real news. So Jack launches his own news show on Denver's public television station and hires Shelly as his coanchor. But while Jack and Shelly work together on down-and-dirty hard news stories, all Shelly can think of is Jack...until the ratings come in. Viewers are demanding a thinner Shelly.Shelly has come too far to lose her job-or a dress size.
LUCY LAKE'S RULES1. Anything can be cured by shopping.2. A little extra sleep can't hurt (even if it might cost you your job!).3. Only when you're absolutely, positively desperate do you dare move back home!So not quite sure of her next step, Lucy has turned her attention to her late mother's garden. With old Mr. Polhemus's help, surely she can bring some life back into the roses? Oops. The new (i...e., definitely not old!) gardener has some ideas about what Lucy should be doing-and not doing.But sometimes the best outfits appear in the least likely places. And it looks as though something is finally about to bloom....
With her voluptuous, plus-size figure, Angela Krizova knows she doesn't fit the male fantasy of the perfect woman. That's fine, because Bryan Perry isn'theridea of the ideal man, either. The gorgeous ski-bum-turned-corporate-exec is just the type she avoids like the plague. Except he won't take no for an answer. With Bryan pursuing her as if she's the most desirable woman in Crested Butte, Angela's starting to believe it just a little herself. Is the most irresistible guy in town really falling forher?Or is he the man most likely to break her heart?
There's not a man Rachel Westover can't tame. Or at least transform from a sloppy, sports-loving, self-absorbed male into the perfect mate. Then she meets Garret Kelly, aka The Wild Man. Talk about a challenge-- in a gorgeous package, no less. Can her behavior-modification techniques take on a guy this set in his rumpled-- and surprisingly irresistible-- ways? Rachel's hormones, er, "ambitions," are jumping at the chance. If she succeeds in domesticating Garret, she gets her own TV show. If she fails. . . Well, failure isn't an option. Sure, he's more resistant than she expected. And withholding pleasure as punishment affects "her" so much, she's abandoned that strategy. But she's determined one of them is going to their knees. She just hopes it isn't her!
Marisol Luna has no illusions about her past--and the straitlaced, finger-pointing town she left behind as a teenager. Now a single mother with a teenage daughter, she's come back to Cedar Switch only long enough to sell the family house. And that plan does not include giving the gossips something to talk about by getting involved with the sexy Scott Redmond. But it seems she can't avoid this particular scandal, because he's not taking no for an answer. In fact, he's offering the notorious Texas native something Marisol is finding irresistible: a second chance.
Danger! Marriage Ahead!It took a lot of courage to leave her groom at the altar. But Casey Jernigan knows she made the perfect decision, and she isn't about to make the same mistake twice. That's why she's come to Crested Butte, Colorado, to live life on her own terms. She's instantly smitten by the town and its colorful inhabitants. That goes double for her irresistible new landlord. With his bad-boy good looks and footloose ways, Max Overbridge is definitely not the marrying kind. Which is just fine with Casey. Until she realizes she may have met Mr. Right! What will it take to convince the town's most popular bachelor that wedding bells are in both their futures?
'Through the Roof' by Karen Kendall When socialite Marina Reston's fiance loses his business, his pride will not let her support him. But she's not going to take it lying down--unless that's the best way to get back her man! 'Taking His Measure' by Cindi MyersSamantha Delaney is a lucky calendar photographer. Then her teenage crush, gorgeous Josh Kittredge, strolls into her studio-- all grown up. Her fantasies have suddenly turned X-rated. 'Watching It Go Up' by Colleen CollinsTough P. I. Gina Keys is assigned to follow a suspected thief--a breathtakingly hot 'skywalker' who fearlessly works on tall buildings. His presence makes her pulse rate soar--especially when they get busy several stories up.
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