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From a talented author on the rise comes a sexy new novella in Elle Kennedy's action-packed Killer Instincts romantic suspense series. Abby Sinclair was one of the deadliest assassins in the world before she became a mercenary. She likes her work--the missions, the adrenaline, the danger. But now she has a secret that could change everything. Especially since she and her husband, fellow operative Kane Woodland, have been thrust into an assignment that has put their lives in mortal danger. But as the secrets between Kane and Abby pile up, they begin to drift apart--until only a fatal twist in the mission can bring them back together.... After Midnight includes a preview of the next Killer Instincts novel, Midnight Action. A RITA-nominated author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a B.A. in English from York University.
Hard body? Check. Awesome-night-in-the-sack potential? Check! Hayden Houston is breaking out of her good-girl mode. It's time for a one-night stand-and she's found just the man for the job! She spent her childhood being dragged from rink to rink by her hockey-coach father. Now Hayden craves stability. And she's determined to get it-after this one night....When hockey star Brody Croft sees the sexy brunette at the bar, he's riveted. He's ready to shed his bad-boy ways and settle down. And after a mind-blowing night in bed with Hayden, he knows she's the one.Now all he has to do is convince her....
The bestselling author of the Killer Instincts novels "knows how to write scorching sexual tension"*. Now she really sets it on fire in a new series about men and women living on the edge of violence, sex, and life and death.After a devastating war decimated most of the world, Hudson Lane has only known the oppressive life under her own father's tyranny. She finally escapes, branding herself an outlaw and hunted by the Enforcers. Her best chance at survival is Connor Mackenzie, an aggressively sensual fugitive who opens her eyes to the wicked possibilities of a world without rules.As the leader of a band of outlaw fighters, Connor can't resist the beautiful stranger who asks for his protection. Despite his reservations, he agrees to introduce her to a whole new way of life. But when Connor discovers Hudson's connection to the enemies of liberty, he wonders how far he can trust the woman who has abandoned all inhibitions to challenge every forbidden desire.*USA Today
Running from an abusive past, nurse Chloe Moreno arms herself with a new identity and seeks an uncomplicated life in Eden Falls. But her security in the once-peaceful community is crumbling fast. Not only is there a kidnapper on the loose, but it seems her worst nightmare has tracked her down. She needs someone to trust...and no one fits the bill better than Dr. Derek Colton.Resident healer and protector, that's all Derek is expected to be. A new relationship-especially with his beautiful, vulnerable new nurse-is a risk he shouldn't take. Yet her life's in his hands. And once desire puts her in his arms, he must destroy the threat that's lingering far too close....
Dedication, skill and muscle-there's nothing sexier than an athlete! Enjoy this hockey-themed romance bundle from Harlequin Blaze, featuring irresistible hockey players who are hot enough to melt the ice! The GAME ON Box Set from Harlequin includes Time Out by New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis, Face Off by USA TODAY bestselling author Nancy Warren, Her Man Advantage by Joanne Rock and Body Check by Elle Kennedy.
"What do you mean, I'm under arrest?" Single mom Sarah Connelly can't believe the man she used to be in love with is throwing her in the clink. Sheriff Patrick "Finn" Finnegan keeps assuring Sarah he'll get her out of this mess, but her trust in him was annihilated long ago. Still, just being in his larger-than-life presence sets Sarah's pulse racing....Finn knows in his heart Sarah is innocent of murdering town bad-girl Teresa Donovan. But he can't ignore the overwhelming evidence against Sarah-nor the desire he still feels for her. Somehow he's got to find the real killer and convince the only woman he'll ever love to give him a second chance.
Journalist Morgan Kerr shouldn't be surprised that ex-fiancé Adam Quinn wants nothing to do with her. Two years ago the rugged mercenary ran out on her, believing she'd betrayed him. But with her best friend murdered and her own father threatening to cart her away to a loony bin, she needs Quinn's help and forgiveness. Never mind that she never stopped loving him. Reluctantly, Quinn is in. He knows Morgan's not crazy. With old feelings reigniting like wildfire, their investigation turns fiercely passionate. Quinn tries to convince himself it's nothing more than lust. But when a killer takes Morgan hostage, he realizes itissomething more...a second chance with the woman he's always loved.
She's got a broken heart...and a fully loaded arsenal.... Ex-army ranger Jim Morgan leads a team of elite mercenaries, but eighteen years ago in Paris, he was part of a black ops unit whose mission was to hunt down a rogue operative.<P><P> In order to trap the criminal, Jim seduced Noelle, the man's daughter--a ruthless act that cost him the love of his life and turned her into a mortal enemy. Now he can't trust her, but he still desires her. He also needs her help.... Older, wiser, and unwilling to play the fool again, Noelle runs a group of highly skilled assassins. And she's just been offered the hit of the century: Eliminate Jim Morgan. History gives them no reason to trust each other, but with their lives in jeopardy at the hands of a common enemy, the lines between love and hate are soon blurred. <P>Now Noelle and Jim must face the past if they want to have a future--let alone a future together.
She's smart, seductive, and in way over her head. He's her only way out. An undercover DEA agent has gone off the radar. <P><P>Suspecting an internal mole, the government needs Luke Dubois and his elite team of operatives to recover their man, and the New Orleans native thinks he's found his way inside the dark underbelly of Manhattan: Olivia Taylor, the girlfriend of a mob boss and the sexiest woman he's ever laid eyes on. His new mission objective? Get past Olivia's defenses and convince her to take a chance--on him. <P>All Olivia wanted was to finish law school and live a normal life, but that dream was shattered when one dangerous night put her deeply in a mobster's debt. Now Luke and his team will help her escape--in exchange for intel on the missing agent. But Olivia doesn't anticipate her intense attraction to the reckless Louisiana charmer or that she'll be forced to risk everything--including her heart.
Former CIA agent Bailey Jones has spent months trying to forget her night of passion with mercenary Sean Reilly. An elite and methodical assassin, she has no room in her life for a reckless, rule-breaking Irishman, and she's vowed to steer clear of the tempting bad boy who lured her into his bed under false pretenses.<P><P>When Sean is implicated in the robbery of a Dublin bank, Bailey knows something isn't right. So what if she can't trust him? There's no way Sean would end up on the wrong side of the law. In fact, he's stuck in the middle of a dark and dirty conspiracy that could put his twin brother's life at risk with one wrong move. And Bailey's life too when she agrees to help.<P>As the stakes are raised and Bailey finds herself torn between two brothers, the fine line between danger and desire is crossed...and it'll take more than a killer instinct to survive.*New York Times bestselling author Christy Reece
She wears a thousand deadly identities. He sees through them all. A master of disguise, Isabel Roma spends her life pretending to be other women. <P><P>Normally, her emotions are reined in tight--but sexy mercenary Trevor Callaghan has a knack for getting under her skin. The elite operative's quiet strength and raw magnetism affect her in ways she's never felt before, a distraction that can quickly turn deadly in their dangerous line of work. After putting his tragic past behind him, Trevor is ready to focus on his future--and he damn well intends for Isabel to be in it. <P>When their entire operation is thrown into chaos, Trevor enlists Isabel's talent for deception. And as they attempt to save their team in a world where the stakes are high and the danger is grave, Trevor must convince Isabel that the woman beneath all the disguises is the one worth having....
Her job is to stay hidden.Too bad he can't take his eyes off her. Soldier-for-hire Ethan Hayes is the youngest member of an elite mercenary team.<P><P> While he may be affectionately nicknamed the rookie, the skills Ethan honed as a Marine make him seriously dangerous. But when a sudden distress call puts him in close quarters with a rival, he finds more than his field skills being put to the test. Juliet Mason stands out as the master thief in a covert group of assassins and spies. Her latest mission is personal--and it's gone horribly wrong. Juliet may prefer to work alone, but when the rookie comes to her aid in snowy Eastern Europe, she can't deny they make a good team. <P>But even up against a powerful enemy, their most challenging task yet may be fighting the passion between them....
Dangerous. Ruthless. Savage. And she's the good guy. Abby Sinclair had a desperate childhood until she was rescued and adopted by a retired army ranger who molded her into a master of self-defense. Now, she's a cunning and fearless assassin thrust into assignment after dangerous assignment, using everything she has-nerve, resilience, strength, sex-to come out on top. Her only rule: trust no one. Abby's latest assignment is in Columbia: go undercover and snuff out a dangerous arms dealer active in the underground sex trade. But when Abby purposely blows her cover in a last-ditch attempt to free the helpless victims, deadly mercenary Kane Woodland is recruited as back-up. His mission: get Abby out of that hell hole. The last thing Kane expects is to feel a primal attraction for Abby. But when she convinces him to join her on her perilous mission, their newfound passion could put the lives of their whole team at risk.
Out of all the stone-cold mercenaries in Jim Morgan's black ops organization, Derek "D" Pratt is the most intimidating. He is tight-lipped and covered in tattoos, and even the other guys on his team are afraid to ask him about his past. D's been off the grid for years, but after his teammate Sullivan is mistakenly captured in his place, D is forced to come out of hiding and face his demons.
There are plenty of people in Serenade with motive to murder Teresa Donovan. But no one doubts that her estranged husband, Cole, killed her. No one except FBI profiler Jamie Crawford. Though their electrifying attraction threatens her objectivity, Jamie's unerring gut tells her the magnetic tycoon is innocent. Cole's disastrous marriage has shattered his trust. But in Jamie's alluring presence, his protective armor melts away. Now, as their mutual fascination ignites into a mind-melting attraction, a killer is targeting Jamie. And Cole will risk anything to protect the woman who's restored his shattered heart....
Lana Kelley never imagined the magical night she shared with a stranger would result in pregnancy. But when she's kidnapped, Lana is shocked to discover one of her captors is none other than the father of her unborn child. Mercenary Deacon Holt can't understand Lana. She should hate him. Instead, she refuses to believe he's coldhearted. Though Deacon tries to remain detached, he can't deny he still wants Lana. And when Lana's life is threatened, Deacon will risk all to help her escape....
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Blake was tracking the Rose Killer in order to forget the woman he couldn't save. Now there was a new lead: a survivor. Convincing Samantha "Sam" Dawson to help was only half the battle. Resisting the allure of the fiery beauty was downright impossible. Sam wanted nothing to do with men. With the city. With the fame of her former life as a model. Six months after the heinous attack, she still bore the killer's trademark scar. But if she was as tough as she thought, she'd have to face her fears to catch a killer--and dare to love again.
It's a mission of lies in this Elle Kennedy reissue from the popular series, The Hunted.Eva Dolce would stop at nothing to save her son--even murdering Hector Cruz, the most fearsome man in San Marquez. But she couldn't do it alone. Enter Special Ops Captain Robert Tate, a man who had seen too much. Ruthless and taciturn, Tate couldn't be more different from Eva. But they had one thing in common: revenge.Tate had seen his brother die by Cruz's hand. And if Eva was his only way to Hector, then so be it. But the combustible chemistry sizzling between them was even more dangerous than their formidable enemies. And Eva's face, beautiful as it was, masked the truth about her past and her child. Could Tate forgive her lies...or would her secrets leave them both dead? The Hunted: A band of brothers out for justice...and love.Book 3 of The Hunted series
An Elle Kennedy favorite, desire in a hot zone leads to a race against time.Unless they stop it, the deadly virus decimating San Marquez will be unleashed on America. Fugitive Sgt. Sebastian Stone and Dr. Julia Davenport have stumbled onto the shocking conspiracy behind a terrifying ultimatum--but exposing it could cost them their lives. Sparks of passion have already threatened their mission. Though both Sebastian and Julia don't "do" commitment, they rush headlong into a casual affair. On the run from both the government and terrorists, neither Sebastian nor Julia knows who to trust. As the clock runs down, they must stop this deadly threat...and realize that some things are worth the risk...Book 2 of The Hunted series.
Desire in a hot zone Unless they stop it, the deadly virus decimating San Marquez will be unleashed on America. Fugitive sergeant Sebastian Stone and Dr. Julia Davenport have stumbled onto the shocking conspiracy behind a terrifying ultimatum-but exposing it could cost their lives. Sparks of passion have already threatened their mission. Though both Sebastian and Julia don't "do" commitment, they rush headlong into a casual affair. On the run from both the government and terrorists, neither Sebastian nor Julia knows whom to trust. As the clock runs down, they must stop this deadly threat...and realize that some things are worth the risk....
In this Elle Kennedy top pick, a wanted man meets his match.In the midst of revolution, about to be trampled by a rioting mob, star journalist Rebecca Parker won't give up on a story--even when a sexy military man literally sweeps her off her feet to safety. Nick Prescott is a hot number, hot copy and a bad liar. Who is he? Who needs him dead? How is he tied to a sinister government plot? By teaming up with Nick to uncover the truth, the red-haired spitfire puts her own life in danger. Ignoring his warnings to walk away, Rebecca proves she does what she wants...but does she get the love that she needs? Book 1 of The Hunted series.
In these fan-favorite sports romance stories, winning is everything...Time Out by Jill ShalvisNHL coach Mark Diego is spending the off-season in his hometown coaching teenage girls. However, he didn't expect to be working with Rainey Saunders, his childhood friend-and the woman he's always had a thing for. Unfortunately, they don't see eye to eye. And when their tempers flare, Mark and Rainey discover their fireworks don't just burn angry-they burn very, very hot!Body Check by Elle KennedyThe moment hockey star Brody Croft first sees good girl Hayden Houston at the bar, he's riveted. Brody's ready to shed his bad-boy ways for the sexy brunette and settle down. And after a mind-blowing night in bed with Hayden, he knows she's the one. Now all he has to do is convince her that he's her one...
Surveillance Report DEA Agent: Caleb Ford Subject: Marley Kincaid, aka Nurse Hottie Purpose: Kincaid's drug-dealing ex, Patrick Grier, is on the run after killing a DEA agent. Grier won't be able to stay away from Kincaid-she's way too tempting... Day One: Kincaid's oblivious to the danger. Spends all her time renovating and doing sexy yoga. Damn, she moves her body in tantalizing ways. Day Three: If I see her curvy silhouette one more time I'm in serious trouble. Day Five: No sign of Grier, but after a few days of observation, things are getting incredibly...er, hard. Day Seven: I had no choice but to make contact with Kincaid. Now that I've touched her, it's impossible to stop. The investigation is jeopardized. Seduction is imminent...God help me.
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