A disgraced Silver Rothchild has one last shot at superstardom. But her Las Vegas comeback could turn into a huge flop, courtesy of an illegitimate baby on the way and a vengeful stalker waiting in the wings. Now the pampered pop diva must spend 24/7 with her unbelievably uptight--undeniably sexy--Special Ops bodyguard who's being bankrolled by her stepfather! Much to her surprise, a perilous, passion-filled night with Austin Dearing proves they are sensational together. Too bad Silver's precious nine-month secret is about to become juicy tabloid fodder. . . and Austin's round-the-clock protection is oh so temporary. Will behind-the-scenes machinations turn the singing starlet's highly anticipated homecoming into her final curtain call?
Athena Force - chosen for their talents. Trained to be the best. The women of Athena Academy shared an unbreakable bond. . . ;until one of them was murdered. Don't miss the riveting conclusion to this miniseries with Athena Force: Books 7-12! Six exciting books of action, adventure and romance including Deceived by Carla Cassidy, Contact by Evelyn Vaughn, Payback by Harper Allen, Countdown by Ruth Wind, Target by Cindy Dees, and Checkmate by Doranna Durgin.
Helicopter pilot Annie O'Donnell had made a split-second decision deep behind enemy lines-a decision that nearly cost a man his life. Now it was up to her, and her alone, to make sure he got home in one piece. But Major Thomas Folly wasn't exactly making it easy. Even badly wounded and trapped in hostile territory, the battle-hardened soldier was a very dangerous man-and not just to the enemy. He was easily the most powerful, most compelling man she had ever known. And as they raced together toward freedom, she was having a very hard time keeping her mind on the mission-and her hands off the major. . . ;.
Keep the daughter of your enemy closerKindergarten teacher Willa Merris has never wanted her father's lavish lifestyle. But when he's murdered, she becomes the executor of his estate. To add insult to injury, Gabe Dawson-her father's nemesis-informs her that she's on the brink of financial collapse. Willa doesn't trust him-or herself...not to run her hands over his chiseled physique.Billionaire Gabe Dawson still remembers the gawky teenager Willa was. But that awkward girl is now a sultry, beautiful woman. Gabe knows he should keep his distance, but he can't, especially when peril is in hot pursuit. Now he'll risk his own life to protect the woman he's dangerously falling for....
A man-only, much more powerful......rescues filmmaker Sunny Jordan from certain death on the high seas. Someone wants her dead, but her mysterious savior, Aiden McKay, seems intent on guarding her life-and keeping his emotions at a distance. Sunny never imagines the sexual chemistry involved in being saved by a godlike man, a chemistry the man seems determined to ignore. He has secrets about who he is and how he can navigate oceans with the ease of an underwater killer. Swept up in an adventure, Sunny falls hard for this man whose love runs deep but is potentially deadly....
"Mendez? What happened to you?" Captain Jim Kelley was thunderstruck. Suddenly Alexandra Mendez had gone from one of the guys, kid sister and tomboy to all woman. Alex was under his command on a dangerous undercover mission, but Jim had to keep reminding himself they were only pretending to be lovers. Alex had loved Jim all her life, but they'd always been just friends. Now working together to thwart an assassination plot, their cover required her to unearth her femininity. Jim's sudden attention was unexpected...and thrilling. But was Jim just infatuated by her looks, or was it her he wanted?
On the run and under fire Providing medical relief in a war-torn region helps Alex Peters forget his past and focus on the job-delivering babies. Less easy to overlook is his blonde comrade-at-arms, who knows nothing of the trouble he's running from. Katie McCloud makes the assignment bearable, although her perky innocence proves to be an arousing distraction. Then, as combat explodes around them, their only option is flight. A kindergarten teacher seeking adventure, Katie hoped this humanitarian mission-and the mysterious, sexy doctor sharing it-would push her out of her comfort zone. With Alex, she starts taking tantalizing risks and becoming the survivor she knew she could be. But back on U.S. soil, Alex and Katie face a new threat, and this time they're the target. Forced into close confines, neither can believe the other isn't the intended mark. With only each other to depend on-and suspect-Alex and Katie can't avoid the simmering attraction between them. But to stay alive, they'll have to trust more deeply than ever before....
Kinsey Hollingsworth's tropical-getaway plans didn't include dodging gunshots. Or a speedboat chase with Mitch Perovski, the tall and tempting spy who'd commandeered her boat. But the socialite would handle anything Mitch demanded--whether it meant going undercover or under the covers. Mitch didn't work with partners. And although Kinsey proved she was more than a pampered heiress, she was no match for the assassin targeting them. . . or for Mitch's smoldering desire. He had to get through this one high-stakes task with her. But after a night in Kinsey's arms, could he walk away from their partnership for good?
"I have no idea what I'm supposed to do with you."Since Grayson Pierce's family was murdered, loyalty to Code X-and a death wish-is all that keeps him going. But now the hardened agent is facing his riskiest assignment yet."Sam," a distractingly sexy operative with supersensitive vision, will need Gray's nearness more than she's willing to admit. But will their combustible chemistry compromise their mission? It will take all of Grayson's training to stay focused as he and Sam uncover a dangerous high-tech conspiracy. Because he can't risk the consequences to national security...or the woman who's jump-started his will to live.
Her Un-Valentineby Justine Davis When she's kidnapped, Taylor Burke is shocked to see her new coworker, Angus Kincaid, holding the gun. She later kisses him just to aggravate his partner and is even more shocked that she likes it. Could she be falling for the bad guy, or does Kincaid have other surprises up his sleeve?The February 14th Secretby Cindy Dees Colt McQuade is a soldier with a secret, and Layla Freeman is the one person who can unravel it. But someone else wants the information, too, sending the couple on the run. They'll do everything they can to protect Colt's precious knowledge-and guard their hearts in the process.
Dr. Finn Colton thought he'd left his past behind. But once he sets foot in Honey Creek, Montana, after years away, he sees thatsomethings never change. The Colton family unit is still fragile. The woman who'd destroyed his heart ages ago still gets past his defenses. And the deceit that tore them apart is still a mystery. Rachel Grant can't forget how loving Finn had led to destruction. Nor can she forget what his smile, his touch, stirs in her. With a devastating storm racing toward them and that long-ago treachery itching to resurface, everything Rachel cares about is at risk- including her future with Finn.
Trent Hollings has been secretly engineered to be the fastest man on earth. But when undercover forensics accountant Chloe Jordan walks into his life, with all her sexy reserve, time stands still for him. Not even the threat of retaliation from a powerful drug cartel can stop Trent from using his superhuman skills to keep her safe.Chloe takes one look at Trent and sees everything she's ever craved and avoided when it comes to men: adventure...and lies. Still, she knows that it's only a matter of time before she surrenders to this smoking-hot man. But when the enemy finds them, Chloe is confronted with a truth that could destroy her love for Trent forever....
Interpol agent Ana Reisner has big problems. She's been ordered - by the president of France - to solve a murder that hasn't happened yet and recover a stolen item that the owner refuses to name. Worse, she must work with an ultrasexy former thief - a man she could end up arresting - and she's receiving warnings from what Ana can only believe is a ghost. To solve the puzzle, Ana must uncover the truth about her own connection to a lost cult of women, the caretakers of the Black Madonna icon. But as she turns from hunter into prey, Ana realizes that her unknown legacy might just be her death warrant - and that some things are worth dying for.
Senior H.O.T. Watch controller Jennifer Blackfoot can't wrap her head around Jeff Winston's words of warning. Ever since picking up the sexy wildman during a prisoner exchange, her life has irrevocably changed. There's no way one of the best government surveillance operations in the world is compromised. But there's truth in Jeff's smoldering eyes....So Jennifer becomes a fugitive with Tarzan. Only now he's morphed into a clean-shaven, godlike man with superstrength. For a woman who never believed in soul mates or destiny, Jennifer wonders if she can put the brakes on the simmering sexual chemistry and work with Jeff to protect H.O.T. Watch. Can she accept everything about him-even secrets he's not willing to share?
A plane crash had left Maddie Ingersoll stranded, with a tropical storm approaching and a serial killer on the loose. And it had brought her close--far too close--to the most compelling, most sensual man she had ever encountered. She knew there were dark, unspoken secrets in Tom Laruso's past. And yet she agreed to masquerade as his lover to try and trap the murderer stalking these once peaceful islands. But their charade of passion quickly flared out of control, until it was as real and as powerful as the rising storm--and made them the target of a madman's deadly rage. . . .
More Than Words: Bestselling authors & Real-life heroinesEach year, the Harlequin More Than Words award is given to three women who have worked hard to change people's lives for the better. Inspired by their accomplishments, three bestselling authors have written stories to honor these real-life heroines. In Light This Candle, Major Mitch McConnell has arrived home after serving overseas for nearly two years. Now he can finally give his condolences to Cassidy Frazier, whose husband died under his command. But when he tracks down the single mother, he finds out that Cassidy is about to be evicted and her son, Cody, is in the hospital.At first, Cassidy tells Mitch she doesn't want his help. The military wasn't there for her when it mattered most, so she certainly doesn't need them now. But Mitch is more than a soldier: he's a caring, gentle man who's determined to ease Cassidy's burdens. And if she lets him into her family, perhaps she can give Mitch something worth fighting for...Look for all three ebooks inspired by real-life heroines: Good Neighbors by Sheila Roberts, Just Joe by Carla Cassidy and Light This Candle by Cindy Dees. Visit the Harlequin More Than Words website at www.HarlequinMoreThanWords.com or your favorite ebook retailer to download these free novellas today.
The tall, dark and deadly Special Forces officer was everything Kimberly Stanton hated. But when she was abducted and dragged deep into the South American jungle, she came to understand the comfort a woman could take in having a man like him at her side....Tex Monroe's lethal power and combat-tested survival skills were all that stood between Kimberly and certain death. But maybe this man-so harsh one moment, so seductive the next-was the real danger here. Because he was making her dream of a tomorrow with him-when they might not live past today....
After an accident allowed surgeons to reconstruct her face with Barbie in mind, Misty Cordell focused on proving to herself she's much more than a pretty face, even joining the Medusas, the first all-female Special Forces team. But when she saves a handsome pilot, it's a good thing she knows that looks can be deceiving. Because Gregorii Harkov isn't who he says he is. As Greg and Misty run for their lives from an unknown enemy, they hardly know whether to trust one another, let alone anyone else. Can they find their way through the layers of deception to the only truth that matters?
I need you to follow me. The tall stranger whispered to her from the shadows. And just like that, Sophie Giovanni was tapped for a top-secret mission with innocent lives at stake. Brian Riley believed she possessed the knowledge to smoke out a deadly terrorist--all she had to do was trust the handsome Special Forces soldier with her life. Brian needed Sophie. But training her in the art of covert commando warfare was proving more challenging than he'd anticipated. He swore nothing would compromise this operation. . . until passion caught him by surprise. Now keeping Sophie safe was his only mission--no matter what the cost to his heart or life.
Captain "Kat" Kim, leader of the all-female Medusa squad, lives by the warrior's code. Trained in an ancient warrior tradition, she can scale a wall in complete silence. But when she's paired with Special Forces Captain Jeff Steiger, she faces new danger. Steiger is all-American, from his blue eyes to his sun-streaked hair, and his laidback manner goes against Kat's control-freak ways. When the two hunt for a high-end art thief, their opposite styles combust. And as mysterious commandos turn the job deadly, Kat must ditch her steely discipline and surrender to the desire that threatens to take them both down. . . .
Casey Chandler is a Special Forces operative working under cover. Nota harem girl swept off her feet by some prince. But the way her body reacts to Hakim El Aran, it clearly didn't get that memo. To top it off, Medusa's intelligence is certain that El Haran Industries is close to closing a weapons deal, and it's her assignment to stop it. No matter what. Hakim El Aran lives life in a gilded cage, his family blackmailed by terrorists...until an exotic, mysterious woman saves his life. Cassandra is more than a match for the banker-playboy. Turns out she has to keep him alive only long enough to catch the terrorists. Can he convince her their attraction is worth fighting for?
One last mission: deliver Melina Montez to a drug lord in the Peruvian rain forest. Immediately after: deliver himself unto eternity. Commando John Hollister's last op had gone bad. His men were dead. He'd failed. It was time to check out. Certain death awaited Melina. Her life in exchange for the lives of her family. Still, the stunning doctor was desperate to find a way out. Desperate to change John's mind, she's given him a reason to live, but will it be enough? Too many dangers lurk in the jungle. But the biggest threat may be the passion threatening to consume them both....
Navy Commander Brady Hathaway is done with women. Since H. O. T. Watch is pretty much a 24/7 job, that leaves no time for female entanglements. Then he's appointed Eve Dupont's handler. Tan, leggy and blonde, the lethal-looking civilian chosen to take down a terrorist cell scares the hell out of him. Can he keep Eve safe and resist her charms? This may be Eve's only shot to clear her name from any involvement in a terrorist cell and bring in a wanted assassin. But can the ultimate party girl do it? And can she convince the sexy Mr. I'm All Business Hathaway that there are times to move fast-and times to go very slowly....
Special Forces operative Carter Baigneaux has never shied away from danger-and he has the scars to prove it. His assignment to interview astrophysicist Lily James about her latest research project hardly qualifies as a life-or-death mission. But after thwarting kidnapping attempts, facing potential nuclear war and sharing the most lust-inducing kisses he'd ever experienced, the war-hardened soldier isn't so sure. Lily might not consider herself a sexy scientist but she can't resist the way she feels in her handsome bodyguard's arms-and in his bed. And when a deadly formula finds itself in criminal hands, this unlikely duo must avert a military and scientific disaster that could end the world. . . ;.
"I'm one of the good guys, dammit." Her only chance to rescue two orphaned children meant Elise Omayo had to go under cover...as a nun. Yet braving the Colombian jungle was nothing compared to keeping her ruse up once she met Ted Fisher. The sexy solider was on his own danger-filled mission but he was also the only man who could help her. How had he gone from impersonating a deadly arms dealer to playing protector to a feisty nun? There was no denying Elise desperately needed his assistance, but their mutual attraction had the special ops officer thoroughly confused. Just what secret was Elise keeping...and could he uncover it before time ran out for them both?
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