Breaking in to the home of the man suspected of killing her father was reckless. But Cassy Richards had to confront Lieutenant Gabriel Lowe and learn the truth. She found a man with the aura of a predator - and the scars of a wounded soldier. His eyes held a conviction that told her this man was innocent. And by coming there, she'd put them both in imminent danger. Gabe had lost his memory of the day a bomb exploded, killing the man he'd been ordered to protect and covering the theft of a deadly toxin. He'd retreated to heal from his wounds - and to investigate outside the bounds of military law. Cassy led the enemy to his door. And now the beast would protect his beauty and see that justice was finally served.
Welcome to Mystery Junction-where danger and desire are just around the corner!He was a man of secrets, and enigmatic newcomer Jake Collins had the whole town talking.Yet one woman knew who he really was. He'd been Amy Thomas's first and only love, and he'd vanished from her life without a trace. But the ex-Navy officer had left her with one precious secret of her own...their daughter.Now, when the time had finally arrived to reveal the truth, Amy found her life suddenly jeopardized by skeletons of the past. And her only source of protection was Jake's strong embrace. He was a man who'd battled danger daily, who would win at any cost. But dare Amy trust in Jake's honor once more-allowing herself to succumb to him body and soul? For this time, she could be the one to pay the ultimate price.
Christmas Stalking... J.D. Frost's kids fell in love with the lady in the ice-cream parlor. When he laid eyes on their new playmate, J.D., too, felt a sudden craving for sweets--a craving only Jackie Neeley could satisfy. But then the woman started acting as nutty as a Christmas fruitcake. Jackie jumped at the slightest sound. Hid her luscious curves beneath baggy clothing. Told tales of stalking strangers, dead bodies and disappearing elves. J.D. had two options, both deadly. Walk away from this woman with her shaky grasp on reality. Or trust her--and protect her from an all-too real threat....
The most beautiful bride he'd ever seen--and she belonged to someone else But that wouldn't stop bodyguard Xavier Drake from protecting Zoe Linden with his life. And it would help him to focus on the problem at hand--convincing Zoe to stay with him when she learned he hadn't been hired by her missing fianceacute;. The gunfire blazing around them assured she'd remain glued to his side. But it was her unexpected pregnancy that got under this tough guy's skin and brought out every primal protective instinct. On the run in her wedding dress, Zoe sensed she could trust the stranger who came to protect her. But neither were prepared for the consequences of their unexpected passion under fire. . . .
RISKY BUSINESSSo what if my two biggest clients were a known mobster and a ten-year-old kid looking for his cat-business was business. Until Brandon Kirkpatrick walked into my life and made business murder.The sexy detective was officially my competition, but when our cases crossed paths both our lives were suddenly dangerously in the red. Murder and mayhem were multiplying faster than the stray cats in my apartment. Working together was going to drive me to distraction, but it was the only way to figure out which one of our clients was telling the truthâ ¦and how far the other client would go to cover it up.
THE BOLD, FEARLESS TWINThat was Heartskeep heiress Hayley Thomas-until the blackouts, slamming doors and nighttime whispers began. Was someone at Heartskeep toying with her or was she going crazy? With her sister away and the eerie family estate full of estranged relatives, Hayley sought help from a disturbingly sensual stranger....With his sinful smile and aura of mythic power, Bram Myers could have been Satan himself. So how had he become a guardian angel to the stubborn benefactress whose very presence wreaked havoc with his senses? Yet when a shaken Hayley trembled in his shielding embrace, he knew he would walk through fire to keep her safe from the evil closing in.
Father first--protector always. Nothing mattered more to Officer Lee Garvey than upholding the law--except his little girl. When murder hit too close to home, Lee had to put aside his badge to solve the crime--or lose his child. Only one woman could help. And she wouldn't give him the time of day.... Kayla Coughlin had her reasons for avoiding Lee. But seeing the tough-as-nails cop with his tiny daughter melted her defenses. Suddenly the desire she'd fought to hide was flaring out of control. She had to help Lee find the real killer--before Lee learned the secrets buried deep in her heart.... Welcome to Fool's Point-- where danger and desire are just around the corner!
"I'm your husband." Gazing deep into Adam Ryser's eyes, amnesiac Josy Hayes knew she couldn't be married to the ruggedly sexy rancher. She remembered nothing from before her accident, but doctors had told her she was a virgin.... But Adam had proof--and three little girls who needed a mother. Eighteen months ago, he'd thought his in-name-only wife had walked out. Now instinct warned him Josy hadn't left by choice. Adam vowed to bring her home-this time, safe in his arms. And somehow protect her from a killer whose face she couldn't remember....
He'd been stripped of everything...Detective Sam Moore had lost his badge, his job, his dignity. Now he was a fugitive, headed both for Marly Kramer's horse farm and for Marly's young charge, an eleven-year-old eyewitness to the murder of which Sam had been accused....Marly had been looking for a strong, hardy horseman. Soon enough, the way Sam filled out a Stetson and jeans convinced her she needed Sam. But then she began to suspect the horrible truth-that Sam had really come, not for her, but for the young child she'd sworn to protect.LAWMAN-There's nothing sexier than the strong arms of the law!
A Bride in DangerMcKella Patterson barely said "I do" before her groom disappeared and a stranger swept her off her feet-and out of the way of a speeding truck. The "accident" was meant to kill her, but instead, McKella gazed into bottomless blue eyes, safe in an embrace as strong and tender as a lover's...He claimed his name was Greg Wyman-and that McKella's marriage of convenience was as fake as the name the groom gave her. She accepted Greg's protection, but her heart was in more danger. Could she find a future with this man who had no past?
Kelly O'Donnell was anything but a damsel in distress. But after her father's murder, she found herself struggling to save the family business. Of course she wanted answers. But first she needed a champion, someone wealthy and experienced enough to help her succeed. What she got was pure intrigue. Reece Maddox was not about to jeopardize his cover as a special agent--or his mission to catch the killer. So the notorious bad boy disguised himself as James Prince, Kelly's rich, sexy--and mysteriously unseen--partner. A flawless plan, until he found himself falling in love with the very woman he'd pledged to protect.
Sexy, enigmatic entrepreneur Harrison Trent had secrets. And Jamie Bellman knew the biggest one--his current whereabouts. Because she'd kidnapped him. Ordinarily the multimillionaire wouldn't object to being held captive by a beautiful woman, but the mysterious Jamie had another think coming if she thought he would submit to her demands. Going missing was the perfect ploy since Harrison's many secrets--and enemies--were coming back to threaten his life. But when a determined killer targeted them both, Harrison knew he had to make Jamie reveal her motives and who she really was. . . even if he had to kiss her senseless to find the truth.
A curse has settled over the small New England coastal town of Moriah's Landing...an unknown force that's about to irrevocably change the lives of four young women--and the men captivated by their spell. As they risk their lives to uncover the secrets behind the dark vortex of serial killers, genetic research and modern-day witches that haunts the town, it is their hearts that are in the greatest peril. Bundle includes Secret Sanctuary by Amanda Stevens, Howling in the Darkness by B.J. Daniels, Scarlet Vows by Dani Sinclair and Behind the Veil by Joanna Wayne.
Lost & FoundHe didn't have a clue about the baby on his doorstepWhat Steve Gregory did have was an excuse to cozy up to Lynn Rothmore, the neighbor whose touch-me-not air had taunted him for weeks. He was certain the uptight woman had a softer side-and that she knew something about the mystery baby.An unauthorized glimpse of Lynn's gorgeous body proved one hunch. Her shock at the sight of the abandoned infant confirmed another. But a kidnapping attempt-and Lynn's stony silence-only raised more questions.Protective instincts guaranteed that Steve would watch over the innocent babe...and the tantalizing woman who was most likely anything but innocent.
What's a little kidnapping between lovers? Brenna Wolford liked adventure, but even she had to admit breaking and entering was a little extreme. But she had no choice-her grandfather's reputation depended on it! So what was she to do when she bumped into another thief-a sexy, virile one, at that-in the same house?Spencer Griffen needed to get his hands on a very revealing painting. Instead he found his hands full-with a very feminine cat burglar! What else could he do but kidnap Brenna? After all, together they stood a better chance of uncovering the missing art. Spencer only hoped that the gorgeous little crook didn't steal his heart first....
Finding three children locked in a saferoom wasn't how Lucan O'Shay planned to spend the holidays. Taking the children and their feisty aunt into his home...well, if that's what it took to serve and protect, that's what he would do. Never mind that the aunt, Kyra Wolfstead, was making him crazy. But someone was trying to kill her and take the children. Not on Lucan's watch.It would take all of Lucan's expertise and self-control to give Kyra and the kids a safe Christmas under his own personal house arrest. But what scared this tough Irish cop the most was his growing hope that this sentence was for life....
FROM THE BACK COVER: The Private Eye: P. I. Josh January is no hero, but he'll fake it for Maggie Gladstone. His last case almost killed him, and she's offering a much needed vacation in return for investigating strange goings on at her inn. The job should be a cinch. Seducing Maggie, a bonus. But when the accidents turn deadly serious, playing the hero could cost Josh a very high price. Plus two tales of romantic suspense. Keegan's Bluff by Dani Sinclair. When Gilligan's car broke down, she thought she was having a bad day. Then a half naked man tackled her and she knew she was having a bad day. Now there's a storm rolling in, hit men on her trail, and worst of all, she may be falling in love. Cop Next Door by Julie Miller. Loner Ethan cross doesn't trust anyone, It's all part of the job for an undercover cop. So is his suspicious mind just working overtime, or is his pretty new neighbor really hiding something?
A CHILD IN JEOPARDYIt wasn't every day that P.I. Teri Johnson pulled a gun on a man in his own home, but she was desperate. Her sister was in a coma and her missing nephew was in grave danger. She had to find the little boy before he was lost forever-and contractor R. J. Monroe would help her, even if it meant keeping her eyes and gun trained on him at all times. When their search led them to an eerie mansion with too many secrets, Teri wondered if she was in over her head. Even with R.J. at her side, she still didn't like things that go bump in the night. But Teri would complete her mission at all costs-even at the risk of losing her heart....
THE MAN FROM HER PAST Struggling waitress Brie Dudley had managed to keep the identity of her daughter's father a secret for years. Until wealthy, powerful Drew Pierce came back to Moriah's Landing. With one glance, Drew saw what the town hadn't--his own eyes staring back from his daughter's innocent face. And primitive instinct warned him to stake his claim on mother and child. . . . Brie had dreamed about marrying Drew, but now the vows they made were of necessity, not love. Or were they? With a storm of scandal brewing, news of their daughter had provoked a deadly enemy. Together they could keep her safe--but only if they shared the secrets in their hearts. . . .
THE QUIET TWINHeartskeep heiress Leigh Thomas hated the label. But the one night she'd dared to rebel had ended in disaster. When sexy and forbidden bad boy Gavin Jarret had rescued her from a dangerous situation, she'd seduced him with all the secret passion in her wild heart-and had become his alibi for murder.Coming home to Heartskeep seven years later brought Leigh face-to-face with the past-with Gavin as attorney for the estate. He was more off-limits than ever, but the heat in his deep gray eyes said Gavin still remembered that night. Now their professional relationship stirred a killer at large-one whose desperation to keep them apart would make their "strictly business" vows impossible to keep....
DESPERATELY SEEKING PRINCE CHARMINGHer desperate plan to save her brother left Melanie Andrews with a dead body on her hands, a killer at her heels and nowhere to run-except into Roderick Laughlin's arms. As soon as she saw the seductive, self-made man in the crowded ballroom, she knew she'd found a temporary haven. And as the clock struck twelve, Melanie pressed a burning kiss on his lips and escaped into the night, thinking she'd never see him again.She thought wrong.The taste of her was seared into his mind, and there was nowhere Roderick's mysterious Cinderella could hide. Because she'd gotten mixed up in a deadly game, one only Roderick could protect her from-as soon as he convinced her he was the only man to trust....
Isabella Trueblood made history reuniting people torn apart by war and an epidemic. Now, generations later, Lily and Dylan Garrett carry on her work with their agency, Finders Keepers. Circumstances may have changed, but the goal remains the same.LostThe joy of motherhood. Skylar Diamond was a successful fashion designer now, but the regret she harbored at the long-ago decision to give up her baby haunted her still.FoundA grown-up daughter and an overprotective father. Sheriff Noah Beaufort didn't appreciate a high-society type nosing around his town, watching his daughter, Lauren. Then Lauren took a fancy to the woman, and in spite of himself, so did Noah. But he was too good a lawman to trust her motives. Something was definitely suspicious...
Mysterious, secretive...and sexier than ever!Good girl Nicki Michaels once had a steamy affair with wild, sexy Alex Coughlin-but he'd left town without a word. When he returned and kept his distance, Nicki hid her broken heart and held her head high. Then she became a witness to murder...and Alex came to protect her.Alex stayed away to keep Nicki safe from his undercover investigation-now she was in the middle of it. The fiery beauty rekindled passion Alex thought he could control, until he tasted her lips once more. With a killer trying to silence Nicki, love was a distraction Alex couldn't afford-and one he could no longer deny...
"HE RUSHED UP THE STEPS TO FIND A HONEY-BLOND HEIRESS WAITING TO BE ROUSED FROM HER DEEP, TERRIBLE SLEEP..."Flynn O'Shay never thought twice about rushing into a deadly blaze if it meant saving someone's life. But untangling the mystery of the enchanting Whitney Charles? That took a different kind of guts. Sure, he'd been brave enough to steal a kiss from the sleeping beauty while she was still unconscious. But now that she was awake and tight-lipped about her involvement in the suspicious fire, Flynn needed to proceed with caution. Could he charm her into confessing the truth in time? Or would a killer's next move incinerate his dreams for a happily ever after?
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