Donna Hill returns to the beloved characters she introduced in If I Could with this poignant, insightful story of a woman who dares to say no to a loveless existence. . . and yes to the challenges and pleasures of living life on her own terms. Regina Everette never expected things to be simple when--to the shock of everyone around her--she walked away from her empty marriage. Of course, she never expected to find real love waiting around the corner, either. Now that she's with Parker Heywood, she knows what true happiness feels like. Still, it comes with a price. Her children want their father to be the only man in her life, and he's determined to win Regina back. Parker has his own obligations, too: a teen daughter who wants to be the first, and only, woman in his life. With everyone outside the relationship seemingly bent on pulling them apart, their love will be put to the ultimate test. But through it all, Parker is willing to stay by Regina's side forever. . . if she will only say yes. "[A] spellbinding story that will give any reader or book club plenty to talk about!"--Romantic Times
Virginia State assemblywoman Vaughn Hamilton is only a heartbeat away from her lifelong dream of winning a coveted congressional seat. Yet few know the desperate secret that has haunted her for so many years...a secret that her powerful family will do anything to keep hidden forever. When Vaughn meets business tycoon Justin Montgomery at a Washington D. C. , fundraiser, the desire that flares between them soon sweeps her into a passionate and reckless love affair. But the liaison ends abruptly when Justin decides to run against her in the election. Shattered by his betrayal, Vaughn vows never to let a man into her life...and her heart...again. What she doesn't know is that Justin unwittingly holds the key to her past, and to the love that binds them together....
The heiress to a political dynasty, Desiree Lawson is more interested in tossing her hat in the ring than in playing the field. But when Desiree's twin decides to play matchmaker in order to find her a suitable date, the serious-minded senator's daughter has a change of heart. Spence Hampton is a charismatic Baton Rouge playboy who is famous for his amorous exploits. He's also the man Desiree has secretly desired for years and when the opportunity presents itself, she knows it's time to take a chance. Forced to love and admire Desiree from afar, Spence finally has his chance to be with the stunning Louisiana sister. Their first date is beyond his most passionate fantasies. With everything finally going their way, can he convince the reticent beauty that his playboy days are over and become the top candidate for her heart?
The feisty women who sell Tender Loving Care body products are hiding a secret: they're undercover operatives in The Ladies Cartel--the flip-side organization of TLC Cosmetics. They're sworn to an oath to never reveal their clandestine activities, and not even their families know about their alternate lives. Danielle Holloway is the newest member of the group. Her first assignment: infiltrate a ring of identity-theft criminals. With cool wit and seductive charm, Danielle uses her skills to piece together the clues, and she's shocked to discover a cloud of guilt hovers over her beau, the very sexy and charismatic Nick Mateo.
She has a secret. . . The sassy sisters who hawk Tender Loving Care body products are on a mission that goes way beyond fighting wrinkles. These lovely ladies are also undercover operatives in The Ladies Cartel--the flip-side organization of TLC cosmetics. They are so deep under, even their families and spouses don't suspect their real work or know their identities. . . . Executive assistant extraordinaire and TLC agent, sexy Savannah Fields gets her next assignment--investigate corporate espionage at a construction site in NYC. But Savannah is in for the shock of her life when the trail of the dirty dealings, deception and adultery leads right back to her neat suburban split-level. . . and her hunk of a husband, Blake!
Descended from a legendary political dynasty, Lee Ann Lawson has been the glue that holds her sprawling clan together. But being primary caregiver has meant putting her own dreams on hold. Preston Graham is about to change all that. From the moment they meet-at an estate in Baton Rouge-Lee Ann can't stop thinking about the ambitious, seductive junior senator from Louisiana. All his life, Preston has focused on only one thing: rising up the political ladder. Marriage isn't even on the ballot. Until Lee Ann. The passion she arouses is hot, irresistible. . . ;and all-consuming. Can he convince the senator's daughter to toss her hat in the ring-by giving her heart to him and a love that comes only once in a lifetime?
Her RulesDominique Lawson lives life on her terms, making up the rules along the way. This beautiful Lawson twin and heiress to a glittering Louisiana dynasty goes after what she wants-and usually gets it. But Trevor Jackson seems immune to her charms. That's until Dominique plots her all-out sensual assault on the blatantly sexy contractor, who's as cool as they come. Now passion is heating up the Southern sky....His PassionDominique may be his boss, but Trevor plans to show the pampered princess what desire is really about. Never mind that they clash on just about everything-it's only a matter of time before the blue-blooded beauty is his. Can he convince Dominique that they belong together, now and for all the sensual nights to come?
If Desire Can Be Had For The Asking. . . In the lavish San Francisco valley, Noelle Maxwell unveils her secret. Liaisons is the ultimate fantasy--a chic retreat where romantic dreams are yours for the right price. But Noelle has other secrets--a past in New Orleans, a marriage to a powerful man who fulfilled all but her deepest longings and a vow to uncover the truth behind his mysterious death. Yet the only man she can trust is a stranger whose explosive sexuality awakens desire--and fear. . . . Is Love Worth Any Price? From the moment the man calling himself Cole Richards meets his partner's beautiful widow, the stakes in a dangerous game rise even higher. But the closer he gets to Noelle's seductive flame, the more he risks being burned--and the more he must hide a shocking truth that could destroy the love he so passionately craves. . . .
As CEO of an event-planning company, sultry siren Nia Turner deftly navigates the corporate boardroom. No one would ever guess she's also an undercover agent for The Ladies Cartel. TLC is a clandestine organization that operates under the guise of selling Tender Loving Care body products--but their true mission is crime-fighting. Living a double life can be stressful, especially when Nia is dating sexy architect Steven Long. As she vigilantly attempts to identify the players in what could be the biggest sex scandal the city has seen in decades, Steven begins to suspect that she is stepping out on him. Nia gets caught in a web of lies and scandal that threatens to tear her relationship apart.
Two classic TLC novels from Essence Bestselling Author Donna HillThe women who sell Tender Loving Care body products are hiding a secret: they are undercover operatives in The Ladies Cartel-the flip-side organization of TLC Cosmetics. They have sworn an oath to never reveal their clandestine activities, so not even their closest families and friends know about their covert lives....Sex and LiesExecutive assistant extraordinaire and TLC agent, sexy Savannah Fields gets her next assignment-investigate corporate espionage at a construction site in New York City. But Savannah is in for the shock of her life when the trail of the dirty dealings, deception and adultery leads right back to her neat suburban split-level...and her hunk of a husband, Blake!Seduction and LiesDanielle Holloway is the newest member of the TLC group. Her first assignment: infiltrate a ring of identity-theft criminals. With cool wit and seductive charm Danielle uses her skills to piece together the clues, and she's shocked to discover that a cloud of guilt hovers over her beau, the very sexy and charismatic Nick Mateo.
When her engagement falls apart, Layla Brooks heads for the one place she's always felt at home-Sag Harbor. Far from the hectic pace of New York City, she can concentrate on her massage therapy business. And business is all she's interested in, despite her friend Melanie Harte's offer to find her someone through her exclusive Platinum Society matchmaking service.Then Maurice Lawson checks into the local B & B and one glance tells Layla that the dark-eyed, intense veteran needs healing, inside and out. Both are stunned when their therapeutic sessions become charged with raw passion. But when every touch is this electrifying, the only thing to do is to give in tonight and every night....
Welcome to Leo's--Where Anything Can Happen. A proper lady lets loose on Open Mike Night--and opens her heart to a different kind of man... A Texas Ranger and a candy shop owner have a blind date--with a deliciously unexpected outcome... A widowed party planner meets a handsome doctor, but fears losing her heart for the second time... A journalist runs into an old college flame--she's determined to be all business, but he has another agenda...
Raised in the Delta by her grandmother, Parris McKay has the voice of an angel and the promise of a bright, loving future with the man she adores. But everything Parris believes about her life is rocked to the core when she discovers that Emma, the mother she believed dead, is very much alive.Compelled to discover the roots of this decades-long deception, Parris goes in search of her mother in France, but the meeting only opens old wounds for them both. Hurt and disillusioned, Parris finds solace in two new friends, Leslie and Celeste. Both have difficult relationships with their own mothers, and both, like Parris, are coming to terms with a legacy of long-buried secrets. And as Emma returns to the States, spurring unexpected revelations, the bond that Parris, Leslie and Celeste forge will sustain them on a journey from heartbreak to healing.
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