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Penelope Mathews had spent her entire adolescence worshipping the elusive C. C. Tremayne-from afar. Until one night, trying to protect the mysterious loner from landing in a Mexican jail after he had drunk a little too much, Pepi was forced to seek refuge in a wedding chapel-and wound up going one step further by emerging as Mrs. Connal Cade Tremayne!When C.C. realized what had happened, he was outraged-the last thing he needed was a shy virgin on his hands. The marriage was off; he'd see to an annulment immediately. Yet the more time he spent with Pepi, the more he realized he didn't want a divorce... he wanted forever.
The life of a paid mercenary makes sense to Special Forces Officer Winslow Grange. The jungles of South America may make his former job as a ranch manager for his friend Jay Pendleton look like a cakewalk, but it's nothing that the former Green Beret can't handle.A woman's heart, however-that's dangerous territory. Back in Texas, Grange's biggest problem was avoiding Peg Larson and all the complications being attracted to the daughter of his foreman would entail. Now Grange will need all his training to help General Emilio Machado gain control of the tiny South American nation of Barrera; when Peg arrives unannounced, she's a distraction he can't avoid. She's determined to show Grange she can be useful on and off the battlefield. Once she breaks through his armor, traversing the wilds of the Amazon will prove an easier task than defending himself against her winning charms....
At sprawling Casa Verde, old flames still burn...Seven years ago Amanda Carson watched her affluent, well-respected family lose both face and fortune. Then her childhood crush-ice-cold cowboy Jace Whitehall-made her an offer she had to refuse. Now Amanda has returned to Casa Verde, Jace's luxurious home. And Jace isn't about to let her forget who she is or what she's lost.Yet beneath their heated words, something simmers, waiting. For what once drove Amanda from this land may be the one thing that can make her stay.
New York Times bestselling authors Diana Palmer, B.J. Daniels, Vicki Lewis Thompson and Carla Cassidy deliver four sexy cowboy heroes for one amazing box set!TEXAS BORN by Diana Palmer (Long, Tall Texans)Rancher Gabriel Brandon rescued an orphan years ago from sure ruin and became her hero. Now she's blossomed into a woman who must cast aside the shadows between them to prove their Lone Star love is true.DELIVERANCE AT CARDWELL RANCH by B.J .Daniels (Cardwell Cousins)Deputy sheriff Austin Cardwell rescues a woman who has no memory of who she is or what she was fleeing. As desire builds between them, he vows to uncover her identity...before her past destroys any hope of a future.A LAST CHANCE CHRISTMAS by Vicki Lewis Thompson (Sons of Chance)Ben Radcliffe has a good reason to avoid serious relationships. But when the lone cowboy delivers a "secret" present to the Last Chance Ranch, he catches a glimpse of what family could be...with a stunning woman by his side.HER COLTON LAWMAN by Carla Cassidy (The Coltons: Return to Wyoming)Police chief Flint Colton is determined to keep his witness to a murder safe. After ordering her into protective custody, the attraction between them grows-but he'll put himself in the line of fire before he ever lets her down.
Tall, lean and headstrong, FBI agent Kilraven lives by his own rules. And one of those rules includes keeping his hands off Jacobsville's resident sweetheart, Winnie Sinclair, no matter the temptation. Shy and innocent, Winnie couldn't handle a man like him-a merciless man with a haunted past. And this small town may hold not only the woman he fights to resist, but the answers to a cold case that is very personal to Kilraven....Winnie has had her own share of sorrow, and senses Kilraven's pain. Even though she tries to deny it, the gentle 911 operator feels a connection with the darkly handsome agent. As they combine forces in a dangerous investigation, the stakes rise ever higher. Winnie's life is on the line, and she'll need Kilraven more than ever. But if they are to have a future together, her ruthless Texan will need to confront his past and risk it all for their love.
Teddi Whitehall longed to escape from her hectic life as a New York model, and a summer in the wilds of Canada with her best friend's family sounded perfect. But arrogant rancher Kingston Devereaux seemed intent on making her feel anything but welcome.Teddi knew King was convinced she was nothing but a glamorous playgirl. She also knew that the truth wasn't about to change his mind. So why did she feel so alive when he was near?Giving her heart to a man who despised her was bad enough. But why did she have to go and fall in love with her best friend's brother?
Tough and relentless, Cord Romero lives for the adrenaline rush that comes with being a mercenary for hire. But this time the job is personal. Having barely survived a murder attempt from an elusive enemy, Cord is determined to neutralize his foe-the head of a multinational corporation that fronts a child labor ring. In order to get closer to his target, Cord joins forces with the Lassiter Detective Agency, where he's reunited with his childhood friend Maggie Barton.Maggie is no longer the impressionable young woman he once knew. She is now strong, independent and in charge of her own life-and, professionally, Cord's equal. She has one vulnerability: a tragic secret from her past that threatens her relationship with Cord...and sets her up as a pawn for his deadly enemy.Cord cannot afford to be distracted during the most important case of his life. But Maggie plays an indispensable part in unraveling the links to his enemy's crimes. Forced to trust each other for their very survival, Cord and Maggie embark on a lethal game of cat and mouse that can leave only one winner standing.
Risking his neck is all in a day's work... Tough and relentless, Cord Romero lives for the adrenaline rush that comes with being a mercenary for hire. But this time the job is personal. Having barely survived a murder attempt from an elusive enemy, Cord is determined to neutralize his foe-the head of a multinational corporation that fronts a child labor ring. In order to get closer to his target, Cord joins forces with the Lassiter Detective Agency, where he's reunited with his childhood friend Maggie Barton. Maggie is no longer the impressionable young woman he once knew. She is now strong, independent and in charge of her own life-and, professionally, Cord's equal. She has one vulnerability: a tragic secret from her past that threatens her relationship with Cord...and sets her up as a pawn for his deadly enemy. Cord cannot afford to be distracted during the most important case of his life. But Maggie plays an indispensable part in unraveling the links to his enemy's crimes. Forced to trust each other for their very survival, Cord and Maggie embark on a lethal game of cat and mouse that can leave only one winner standing.
All Denny Cole ever noticed was her typing speed. But Kenna Dean promised herself that one day the Atlanta lawyer would see beyond his efficient secretary to the woman beneath. It seemed an uphill battle until Denny's partner and stepbrother Regan decided to make her over to catch Denny's eye. But the "solution" backfired when Regan became the problem. She'd distrusted him on sight until he swept her into his practiced arms to an ecstasy she'd never known before. He was grooming her for another man, but suddenly Kenna wanted to capture only Regan's heart.
Sassy Peale is desperate to help her family, but her meager salary doesn't stretch far. Then she meets John Callister, and she thinks her new friend is an honest-to-God cowboy-rugged and trustworthy. But John isn't a ranch hand, he's a millionaire from one of Montana's most powerful families! And when Sassy finds out who he really is, she's certain the arrogant millionaire is just playing with her. John has to convince Sassy that he's the man she first thought he was -- a diamond in the rough.
Texas rancher Jason Donavan was known for his temper, his brooding nature and his deep distrust of women. No one at the Diamond Spur ranch could stand his moods-except Kate Whittman.Kate was young and inexperienced, but she knew that Jason was the only man for her. She wanted him more than anything, but he offered her only brotherly protection-until the day she discovered that Jason's desire was as strong as her own.But Jason was not interested in commitment, or marriage, and especially not love. So Kate pursued another fantasy-becoming a successful New York fashion designer. But just when it seemed that her fairy tale was coming true, fate brought her back to Texas. To Jason. And to a dream that she'd almost abandoned...
"Anything worth having is worth fighting for. . . "From the moment the elegantly dressed society woman walked into the bar on the wrong side of town, rugged Texan Donavan Langley knew she was trouble-and just the type of woman he'd vowed to avoid. But the lovely Fay York awoke a tenderness in him that he'd never known. . . and a yearning for something he could never have. The electrifying instant Fay gazed into a pair of glittering silver eyes, she fell hard for Donavan. Even though the rough-and-tumble cowboy was determined to keep his heart from her, he needed Fay. And it wasn't such a big step from needing to loving. . . .
Eleanor Perrie lands her dream job working as Curry Matheson's personal assistant. But Curry treats her like furniture--until her remarkable transformation. Reissue.
Single dad Emmett Deverell thought moving to Jacobsville, Texas, would mean "quality time" with his children. Then he realized the truth-his kids were uncontrollable! He knew the three little rapscallions needed a woman's influence. But the only female available was Melody Cartman. . . and Emmett trusted her about as far as he could throw her. Melody's new charges were a force to be reckoned with. But it was theirfatherwho proved a handful. That sexy wink of his was enough to send a woman into orbit. She knew Emmett would never forgive her past, though, which was definitely a problem. Because being part of Emmett's family was a habit Melody didn't want to break.
Diego Laremos had never forgotten the last night he'd spent with Melissa Sterling five years before. She'd fled their home after a bitter dispute, hoping to escape their unhappy marriage. He hadn't forgiven her for leaving, though he'd hated himself even more for driving her away. Seeing Melissa again had renewed his hope for a possible future together...Melissa had felt the same way, but she'd lied to Diego in the past. Now she had to prove to him that she was indeed his love-his ENAMORADA-and that the truth could set them both free...to love again.
Ever since she could remember, Anna Cochran had been passionately, shamelessly in love with tall, quiet Evan Tremayne. But the stubborn man was so focused on protecting her from rough-and-tumble cowboys like him that he wouldn't acknowledge the fierce yearning she awoke in him.So it was up to Anna to draw Evan out of his shell and prove that she was the only woman for him now...and always.
Like the heroine of one of her romances, bestselling author Margie Silver was willing to rise to Cal Van Dyne's challenge. The arrogant tycoon vowed that Margie's sister would not marry his younger brother, and Margie was just as determined that the wedding would take place. Margie expected Cal's assault but not the cynical game of love he played with her on his lavish Florida estate. Suddenly Margie was gambling with her sister's future-and her own-with a passionate adversary who made his own rules...until he met his match.
Eccentric neighbor, loyal friend, and totally innocent tease, impish Elissa Dean was exactly what Kingston Roper needed-to get him out of a romantic bind, that is. His sister-in-law's intentions were anything but sisterly, and King had to produce a make-believe lover to run interference. Sweet Elissa fit the bill nicely. The act seemed foolproof... until seeing Elissa in his bed heated King's blood and holding her filled him with unbearable longing. As the fantasy threatened to become reality, King was torn-did he desire a woman he could not touch? Would he touch a woman he dared not love?
They'd been close for years, but suddenly Madeline hungered for John in a new way. When they finally touched, passion set their souls on fire... but their friendship turned to ashes. Now Madeline feared she was no more than a mistress to him. And John was tormented by desire for-and doubts about-Madeline's love. Yes, Madeline loved John. But would love sustain her as they made the sensual journey from friends to lovers?
Two of Diana Palmer's previous titles published together in one volume: Hunter and Man in ControlHunterThe desert was no place for a female. But as chief of security for a top secret operation, Hunter had his orders, and Jennifer Marist needed his protection. He thought he could handle spending a week on the rugged Arizona plains with the one woman he was determined never to touch. . . . But he hadn't planned on the lure of Jenny's wild, sweet passion-or on discovering a love he'd never dreamed possible. Man in ControlEver since DEA agent Alexander Cobb had given Jodie Clayburn a Texas-size brush-off, they'd been sworn enemies. But eight years later, this cynical long, tall Texan couldn't believe the baby-faced schoolgirl had turned into such a beauty. Or that she'd help him crack the drug-smuggling case that threatened Jacobsville. He'd risk everything to protect her. Would the man in control finally get caught in his own web of danger. . . and desire?
Born into a sprawling ranching family, rugged Harden Tremayne was the toughest, wildest man ever to come out of Texas cattle country. And the loneliest. Until he met Miranda Warren, the lovely Chicago widow who aroused feelings too long denied-and a yearning for something that could never be his....Miranda had never felt anything as overwhelming as her passion for the long, lean cowboy. But was her love enough to melt his hard, hungry heart and help them make a new life-together?
HARD-HEARTED LONERBorn into a sprawling ranching family, rugged Harden Tremayne was the toughest, wildest man ever to come out of Texas cattle country. And the loneliest. Until he met Miranda Warren, the lovely Chicago widow who aroused feelings too long denied-and a yearning for something that could never be his....Miranda had never felt anything as overwhelming as her passion for the long, lean cowboy. But was her love enough to melt his hard, hungry heart and help them make a new life-together?
Harlequin Special Edition October 2014 Box Set 1 of 2
Harlequin Special Edition brings you three new titles for one great price, available now! These are heartwarming, romantic stories about life, love and family. This Harlequin Special Edition bundle includes Texas Born by NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Diana Palmer, The Last-Chance Maverick by USA TODAY bestselling author Christyne Butler and The Rancher Who Took Her In by Teresa Southwick. Look for 6 compelling new stories every month from Harlequin Special Edition!
Can an isolated rancher fall for the one woman who thaws his heart? Find out in Diana Palmer's beloved HEART OF ICE.The last thing in the world romance novelist Katriane James wanted to do was spend her holiday with her roommate's arrogant, infuriating brother. A rugged man like Egan Winthrop belonged in New York City about as much as she belonged out in the wilderness of his ranch.But Egan's powerful presence soon stripped Katriane of her defenses, and his offer of a visit to his Wyoming home was one she couldn't refuse. Soon Katriane had lost her heart as completely as the heroines in her own stories. But how could she convince Egan that, unlike the women in her books, she had never yet been loved?
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