After a run of lousy luck, Phylicia Phillips is finally close to reclaiming her cherished girlhood home in Louisiana. But before she can buy it back, Jamal Johnson beats her to the punch. The renowned architect plans to completely renovate the old place-and he wants Phylicia to help him! She doesn't trust Jamal, but she's helpless to fight the passion building between them.Hiring the home restoration specialist to help convert the stately Victorian into a B&B was a stroke of genius. Until Jamal finds out the house was in Phylicia's family for generations. Blindsided by his desire for this alluring beauty, Jamal vows to transform their working relationship into an intimate one. But will threatening troubles from the past keep them from building a blueprint for love?
Is he too sweet to be real?It's not unusual for Carter Drayson to be swayed by a pretty face. The artisan baker is a connoisseur of feminine beauty, and when sweet, delicate Lorraine walks into Lillian's bakery, he thinks only of how soon he can have her. Little does Carter know that she is Lorraine Hawthorne-Hayes, heiress to a jewelry dynasty. And he never expected her to make him feel this way....Lorraine is wary of Carter with good reason-too many men have fallen in love with her bank account and not her heart. But Carter has a fortune of his own, and in his arms Lorraine discovers a passion she's never known. Is she just his treat of the week? Or will the perennial player actually become her lifetime love?
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Fifteen years ago, Mya Dubois couldn't get out of her small Louisiana town fast enough. Especially after Corey Anderson showed her what heartbreak really was. Now a family tragedy has brought Mya home to Gauthier-and the man she vowed to forget forever. But when memories flame into rekindled desire, Mya is ready to flee again...before Corey discovers her painful secret.In high school, Mya was Corey's girl. Now she's a sought-after Broadway designer who won't give the former pro-baseball player the time of day. Until they're brought together to revive their close-knit community...and their passion is reawakened. This time, Corey isn't letting her get away. Not when he has a second chance to win back his first-and only-love.
New life. New love? The tranquil bayou town of Gauthier is the perfect place for widowed single mother Leslie Kirkland to raise her two daughters. Until she's elected president of the elementary school's Parent-Teacher Organization. Caught in a clash between the community and progressive science-teacher-turned-assistant-principal Gabriel Franklin, Leslie vows not to take sides. But it's hard to be objective when a sexy younger man is awakening such an irresistible desire. Years ago, a teacher saved Gabriel from a one-way path to destruction, and now he is dedicated to his students and the Louisiana town he calls home. But the chemistry sizzling between him and Leslie could ignite a scandal. And when the gathering firestorm threatens both their dreams, Gabe is ready to take a stand. Can he convince Leslie that it's time to move on and make a bright future...with him?
It all begins with a kiss... After tragedy brings her home to Louisiana, all Shayla Kirkland wants is to reconnect with her family. Between helping care for her nieces and running her recently opened coffee shop, there's no time for romance. Until the workaholic entrepreneur meets Xavier Wright, the hunky E.R. doctor who has the local females waiting in line. The sleepy town is the perfect transition place for Xavier to heal others while trying to mend his own heart. Falling for the owner of Gauthier's hottest new hangout isn't part of his short-term goals-even if the passion Shayla's arousing in him is impossible to resist. But how will Xavier offer her forever, if he plans to leave as soon as his work is done?
Looking for entertaining stories of drama, glamour and passion featuring sophisticated and sensual African-American and multicultural heroes and heroines? Harlequin® Kimani Romance brings you all this and more with these four new full-length books for one great price!HEAT OF PASSION (California Desert Dreams) Pamela YayeRobyn Henderson, Belleza Resort's head event planner, is throwing the charity event of the season. But when a series of bizarre incidents occur, evidence suggests that the perpetrator is LA restaurateur Sean Parker, her best friend's brother, whom she has adored for years! As Sean fights to clear his name, he must decide what's in his heart and try to convince Robyn to trust in their future...STAY WITH ME FOREVER (Bayou Dreams) Farrah RochonPaxton Jones has come a long way from her unrequited high school ardor for Sawyer Robertson. Gauthier's golden boy was out of her league...until one passion-filled night. Now, on a mission to protect their Louisiana community, they clash on everything--except their reigniting desire. As disaster threatens and Sawyer and Paxton put aside their differences for a greater cause, will they find a love that can heal all wounds?TREASURE MY HEART (Kimani Hotties: Forever My Lady)AlTonya WashingtonMiami is the perfect place for workaholic Minka Gerald to let loose, and ladies' man Oliver is the perfect partner-in-pleasure. But once he has a taste of their very real connection, he wants more. Outwardly reserved but full of fire, Minka could hold his heart forever. But he'll have to convince her before an old enemy's quest for revenge puts their sizzling new love in jeopardy...PROTECTING THE HEIRESS (The Blake Sisters) Martha KennersonTaking over her family's security company gives Francine Blake almost everything she's ever wanted. The only thing missing is Meeks Montgomery, her secret crush. Meeks has always wanted Francine but can't handle the idea of her being in danger. When a new case puts them both in the line of fire, he'll have to prove how much he'd risk to be the one who protects her forever...
Looking for stories of drama, glamour and passion featuring sophisticated and sensual African-American and multicultural heroes and heroines? Harlequin Kimani Romance brings you all this and more with these four new full-length titles for one great price!A MISTLETOE AFFAIR (Wintersage Weddings)Farrah RochonVicki Alfohrs has always done what was expected-until she falls for Jordan, her best friend's divorced brother. As Vicky and Jordan spend more time together, the feelings between them deepen. But will the sudden reappearance of Jordan's ex-wife and an explosive scandal end their dream of forever?HER TENDER TOUCHDara GirardJason Ward is missing the one thing that could take his software empire over the top. Hiring Abby Baylor to give him a polished edge with investors is a brilliant business move-until she unleashes his wildest desires. With both their futures on the line, is Abby ready to bet everything on love?JUST FOR CHRISTMAS NIGHT (The Blue Dynasty)Lisa Marie PerryTo protect the Las Vegas Slayers' image-and stay employed-Martha Blue must avoid falling for Joaquin Ryder. Back in town for the biggest fight of his career, Joaquin he can't afford to let a sexy distraction like Martha put him against the ropes. But a steamy Yuletide encounter could change his mind...LOVE'S WAGER (Kimani Hotties: Promise Me Forever)J.M. JeffriesThe grand re-opening of a casino promises to be the media event of the decade, and Nina Torres won't let Scott Russell cramp her style, even if he is off-the-charts gorgeous. Their fiery clash of wills ignites a passion that leaves them wanting more-are they ready to gamble on the most priceless jackpot of all?
Looking for entertaining stories of drama, glamour and passion featuring sophisticated and sensual African-American and multicultural heroes and heroines? Harlequin Kimani Romance brings you all this and more with these four new full-length books for one great price!THE WAY YOU LOVE ME (Lawsons of Louisiana)Donna HillStruggling law student Bailey Sinclair is working two jobs to make ends meet when she encounters Justin Lawson, the richest, most hotly pursued bachelor in New Orleans. All he wants is to lavish Bailey with gifts and his passionate attention. But she's determined to make it on her own. They may come from different worlds, but is she willing to trust him with her heart?FOREVER WITH YOU (Bayou Dreams)Farrah RochonWidow Leslie Kirkland is starting over with her daughters. But she soon finds herself caught between the community and science-teacher-turned-assistant-principal Gabriel Franklin. A teacher once saved Gabriel from the path to destruction, and now he's dedicated to his students and his hometown. Can he convince Leslie that it's time to move on and make a bright future...with him?THIEF OF MY HEART (Kimani Hotties: Forever My Lady)Janice SimsPsychologist Desiree Gaines diagnosed Decker Riley the day they met: he's a sexy smooth-talker who loves the thrill of the chase. But for the first time since she lost her fiancé, Desiree is intrigued. When Desiree finally steps into his arms, he realizes she was worth the wait. But Decker's past makes Desiree doubt herself, so he'll have to earn her trust, one sweet, sizzling kiss at a time...JOURNEY TO SEDUCTION (Chasing Love)Candace ShawSydney Chase has been driving attorney Bryce Monroe crazy. No one else combines tough and tender in such a sexy, irresistible package. Though Syd has him pegged as a spoiled brat, a spur-of-the-moment Vegas road trip is Bryce's one chance to prove otherwise. Yet what happens in Vegas is impossible to forget, and Bryce isn't letting go until he's crashed through every single one of her defenses...
Looking for entertaining stories of drama, glamour and passion featuring sophisticated and sensual AfricanAmerican and multicultural heroes and heroines? Harlequin® Kimani Romance brings you all this and more with these four new full length books for one great price! PASSION'S SONG Farrah Rochon April Knight has realized her dream of becoming a celebrated cellist. And she's returned to the Ninth Ward of New Orleans to encourage the youth there. Years ago, Damien Alexander urged April to follow her ambitions. Now he has the opportunity to revitalize his old neighborhood, and he needs April's grace and charm to woo investors. Will they be able to help their community and answer the sweet, sweet melody of love? SURRENDER AT SUNSET (Tropical Destiny) Jamie Pope A possible careerending injury has Miami shortstop Carlos Bradley retreating from the world. He's hired a designer to restore his secluded tropical mansion, and the designer, Virginia Andersen, can't believe her new employer is a baseball legend. When he insists she move in during the renovations, Virginia soon finds herself sharing his bed. Is she ready to overcome her doubts to fight for a future with the man of her dreams? UNTAMED LOVE Lindsay Evans A winning bid at an auction gets Mella Davis more than just complimentary services from landscape architect Victor Raphael. It sparks an instantaneous attraction to the brooding bachelor that takes her by surprise. Ever since love burned him in the past, nothing has cracked Victor's calm control. Opposites attract, but can they also overcome their differences...and sow the seeds of a thrilling and lasting love? SEDUCING THE HEIRESS (The Blake Sisters) Martha Kennerson Friends who flirt--that's attorney Farrah Blake and security expert Robert Gold. Farrah has no intention of acting on her attraction. Until a business trip to Sin City turns into a wild weekend that leaves her with a wedding ring! And though all's fair in love and Las Vegas, gambling with the truth could cost Robert a love he's willing to stake his heart on... Join HarlequinMyRewards.com to earn FREE books and more. Earn points for all your Harlequin purchases from wherever you shop.
'Tis the season to satisfy your holiday desires with this festive trio of sexy stories... A GIFT OF LOVE Donna Hill Drama professor Traci Long spends her free time at the CoffeeMate café, pursuing her true passion--writing her own plays. Meanwhile, sexy barista Noah Jefferson is doing his best to distract her. But once they get involved, past betrayals make Traci wary. She's right that Noah is keeping something from her--but it might be something that will make this Christmas as sweet as a rave review--and steamier than her favorite chai latté... HOLIDAY SPICE Farrah Rochon A Christmas-time tragedy took photographer Miranda Lawson's holiday spirit with it. Since then, she's traveled the world, determined to outrun her demons. This year she's off to Istanbul. But the scenery isn't the only gorgeous site she spots through her camera lens....Kyle Daniels loves Christmas, but he's looking for escape too--and soon he and Miranda find it in each other's arms. Yet their connection doesn't end there. Maybe staying put isn't such a bad idea after all--especially when there's someone to celebrate with... FROM HERE TO SERENITY K.M. Jackson Unstoppable real-estate developer Ross Montgomery is under orders to get some holiday R&R. A cruise to Miami on his yacht, "The Serenity," is the perfect place to start--especially when he meets his new personal chef, Essie Bradford. Between her calming presence, her amazing food, and her delectable beauty, Ross just might develop a taste for the good life. And when the two discover they have a lot in common--including an irresistible attraction--the next course may be a spicy New Year...
Baby it's cold outside, so stay warm with three sexy and sizzling-hot holiday stories... Tuscan Nights by Farrah Rochon It's not the breathtaking scenery that brings Aiden Williams to Italy for Christmas-it's gorgeous pastry chef Nyla Thompson. Five years ago Aiden's older brother was fool enough to let Nyla go. Now a mature and sexy Aiden is determined to turn their Italian fling into everlasting amore.... Vegas Affair by Terra Little Professional dancer Wendy Kincaid thinks she knows her best friend, Frazier Abernathy, inside out. But he's got a season of surprises in store for the woman he's always desired, leading to a Las Vegas rendezvous, where he'll raise the stakes in an all-out merry seduction.... Tied Up In Tinsel by Velvet Carter Entertainment agent Landis Keates is stunned to learn that his old college classmate is now an international singing sensation! Back then, he was too clueless to notice Brooke Lynn Samuels. Now a friend's winter wedding in picturesque Bridgehampton is the perfect backdrop to a very intimate Yuletide reunion....
Cedric Reeves has just been sidelined, and the bad-boy pro footballer suddenly finds himself without an agent or a prayer of getting back in the game. What he needs is someone pulling for him. . . ;someone like gorgeous go-getter Payton Mosely. A media-hounded celebrity like Cedric is just what the ambitious up-and-comer Payton needs to jump-start her career. That's why she's waging a no-holds-barred campaign to land the Saber running back as her first client. But how's the NFL sports agent supposed to keep things strictly professional when Cedric pursues her with a passion no sane woman can resist? Could this sexy bad boy be good for her after all?
The Silk Sisters-longtime friends Janelle, Sandra and Vicki-have turned their business savvy into a top-tier event agency. In the wealthy enclave of Wintersage, Massachusetts, there's an abundance of lavish parties, society drama and longing hearts to keep them busy. Floral designer Vicki Ahlfors is a shy, hopeless romantic. The dutiful daughter of a banking dynasty, she has always done what was expected of her-until she falls for her best friend's divorced brother. Attorney turned political strategist Jordan Woolcott has always defined himself by his work. Now at a crossroads, Jordan's not sure who he is, other than a dad to his young son, Mason. It's a rewarding job, but being a single father is so much harder than he'd ever imagined. Vicki has a magical touch when it comes to Mason, and her heart goes out to the overwhelmed Jordan. As feelings grow tender, will an explosive political scandal end their dream of forever before it even begins?
A desire they never imagined... New Orleans has always been a musical city, and April Knight quickly fell under its spell. <P><P>Despite the challenges of poverty and disillusionment, April defied everyone to realize her dream of becoming a celebrated cellist. Buoyed by her success, she's returned to the Ninth Ward to share her encouragement and enthusiasm with the local youth, unaware of a new passion that awaits. Years ago, Damien Alexander encouraged April to follow her ambitions, even as he followed his own. Now he has the opportunity to revitalize his old neighborhood, and he needs April's grace and charm to woo investors. Instead of the platonic arrangement they expected, a swift and intense spark of attraction suddenly changes the dynamic of their relationship. Will they be able to help their community and answer the sweet, sweet melody of love?
In Hawaii for her birthday, Manhattan restaurateur Deirdre Smallwood has one mission to accomplish. She's going to shed her humdrum image and do something totally out of character: seduce Thelonius Stokes, the gorgeous ex-linebacker for the New York Sabers. Theo is shocked by the sensual, uninhibited lover warming his bed. The pro-footballer-turned-TV-sports-analyst had Deirdre pegged for a girl-next-door type of woman. But she's making his blood run hot and giving him a rush of pleasure he's never felt before. This time around, Theo vows to score a touchdown on the only playing field that counts: the arena of love.
The many styles of love Model Bailey Hamilton made headlines when she was kidnapped and then rescued. Now, TV documentary producer Micah Jones has made her an offer she wants to refuse: a candid interview to stop wild rumors that threaten her career. Micah's tempting Bailey to let down her barriers and give in to passion. The last person to interview Bailey before she was taken, Micah blames himself for what happened. Determined to make amends, he's blindsided by his desire for the exotic Manhattan model. Speculation about her disappearance thrusts Bailey into the eye of the storm again, and their affair could be over before it begins. Will Micah uncover the truth and avoid the media circus that could cost him his future with the woman he loves?
When passion is the perfect storm Successful career woman Paxton Jones has come a long way from her dirt-poor roots-and the girl with an unrequited crush on high school football star Sawyer Robertson. <P><P>Gauthier's privileged golden boy was way out of her league...until one passion-filled night. But when a project close to her heart reunites them, Paxton has to rein in her still-smoldering feelings for the devastatingly handsome civil engineer. Three years ago, Sawyer shared the most incredible night of his life with the woman he'd long admired. Afterward, Paxton left town without even saying goodbye. Now, thrown together on a mission to protect their vulnerable Louisiana community, they clash on everything-except their reigniting desire for each other. As disaster threatens and Sawyer and Paxton put aside their differences for a greater cause, will they find a love that can heal all wounds?
Have Yourself A Merry Tempting Holiday... 'Twas the Season by Kimberly Kaye Terry Overworked Nikki Danes is giving herself the perfect gift-a guilt-free affair with her firm's gorgeous temp. But Max Hardaway isn't exactly who he claims to be. And if he gets his holiday wish, their steamy night will be the first of many.... Mistletoe in Memphis by Pamela Yaye Essence Sinclair needs to land the holiday catering contract for Lincoln Davenport's company...almost as much as she wants the sexy exec himself. When Lincoln glimpses the sensual chef, he's sure all his Christmas dreams have come true at once. Will this be a holiday fling-or magic that's made to last? Second-Chance Christmas by Farrah Rochon The last time Ayana Taylor saw Jackson Richards, he broke her teenage heart. Now he's the best man at her brother's Christmas wedding. And Jackson hopes to earn her forgiveness and her love-one smoldering kiss at a time....
Can the sins of the past... Louisiana powerhouse attorney Matthew Gauthier has spent a lifetime safeguarding his prominent family's scandalous history. So when Tamryn West makes it her mission to dig up the past, Matthew must do everything in his power to stop her. But his plan to distract the alluring history professor begins to send his own passions raging out of control. ...become the hope of the future? Tamryn came to the town of Gauthier to find the diary that could be the missing link to her grandmother and her enduring legacy. In the process, she stumbles onto the secrets of another family-secrets Matt will protect at any cost. As his sensual touch awakens Tamryn's deepest desires, will a revelation that could make her career cost Matt his political dreams-and their future together?
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