The latest Green Mountain Romance from the The New York Times bestselling author of It's Only Love.Charlotte "Charley" Abbott has gone out with every guy under thirty-five in Butler, Vermont--except for one. Tyler Westcott's attempts to date her may be determined, and frequent, but Charley can't stand how he acts like he knows her better than she knows herself. So when Tyler turns up at the running club Charley joined to train for a marathon, she's almost ready to quit before she even gets started. Tyler knows that behind Charley's prickly personality and dismissive attitude is a sweet woman he wants in his life. And when Charley suffers an injury while training, Tyler is ready to prove that the perfect man for her has been right there all along...
The family-run Green Mountain Country Store is cherished by locals as a reminder of simpler times. The Abbott children are determined to keep it that way--but their father has different plans...When Cameron Murphy heads to Vermont to build a website for a new client, she imagines a more relaxing trip than she gets. After wrecking her car by colliding with the town moose, she meets the most handsome hero she's ever seen. Unfortunately, her savior, Will Abbott, is also the son of her client--and he wants nothing to do with the new website or the city girl creating it.For all Will cares, Cameron can march her fancy boots right out of town and out of his family's business. But he can't seem to get her out of his head. As his family's dispute heats up, so does the chemistry between the two, leaving them wondering if simple is better after all--especially when it comes to matters of the heart.
A Green Mountain Romance from the New York Times bestselling author of I Saw Her Standing There.As the oldest of the ten Abbott siblings, Hunter prides himself on his ability to solve other people's problems, but now he has a problem of his own--how to convince the woman of his dreams that his love is for keeps.As the chief financial officer, Hunter Abbott manages the family's various business interests while "fixing" things for the people he loves. But the one thing he can't fix is his undeniable attraction to Megan Kane. Instead, Hunter is prepared to do whatever it takes to show Megan that he's the man for her. Megan's sister rocks her with the news that she and her husband are moving overseas, leaving Megan truly alone. With her sister--and her job at the diner--going away, Megan finds herself leaning on the sexy, button-down accountant who isn't afraid to lay it all on the line for her. But Megan has watched too many people she loves leave her. Can she risk her heart on Hunter? Contains a bonus Green Mountain short story!
New novellas in the Green Mountain, Harmony, Southern Belle Book Club, and Dare Island series!From four contemporary romance stars, stories filled with first kisses, first dances, and happily-ever-afters...You'll Be Mine by Marie Force: Will Abbott and Cameron Murphy are finally ready to tie the knot--as long as family, friends and a love-struck moose don't get in the way.Midnight Bet by Jodi Thomas: When cousins Rick and Lizzy Matheson of Harmony, Texas, wind up on the wrong side of an attempted shooting, they know they're in deep. Still, the biggest danger is losing their hearts--Rick to an old flame and Lizzy to an old friend she'd never noticed before...Wrapped Around Your Finger by Shirley Jump: Maggie McBride is just one of the guys in the hard-knocks world of construction. Until she's dared to ask Nick Patterson to a wedding, enticing her to knock down some walls--and risk falling in love.Carolina Heart by Virginia Kantra: Determined to leave her wild past behind, Cynthie Lodge is forging a new life for herself and her daughters--one that's man-free and drama-free. But when her high school crush shows up on Dare Island, he's determined to make her break her rules...From the Paperback edition.
In these classic tales from bestselling authors Linda Howard and Marie Force, the most dangerous game is love... Come Lie With Me After a terrible accident, Blake Remington struggles to regain the ability to walk. Therapist Dione Kelly is his final hope-if he can bring himself to trust the woman whose past is shrouded in mystery. Dione wants only to help Blake recover, but as his strength returns, so does his desire to unearth her secrets. When they give in to the passion that flares between them, Dione just might find that her patient is the only one who can heal her private pain. Fatal Justice Standing over the body of a Supreme Court nominee, Lieutenant Sam Holland is hip-deep in another high-profile murder case. On the plus side, her relationship with Senator Nick Cappuano is heating up-but it's also attracting a lot of unwanted media attention. The pressure is on for Sam to find the killer, but when long-buried secrets threaten to derail her relationship with Nick, Sam realizes that while justice can be blind, mixing romance with politics has the potential to be fatal....
Reluctantly famous, First Officer Cole Langston finds being in the spotlight has its advantages--until he meets Olivia. Having women throw themselves at him everywhere he goes becomes a serious problem when he's trying to convince her she's the one... And its price... Olivia has trouble trusting a guy like Cole, and everywhere she turns she sees reasons to run. But he's the only man who's ever seemed to understand her as an artist and as a woman... Cole is working overtime to prove to Olivia that he's serious, but her deep seated mistrust and his entourage of unwelcomed fans may be more than they can overcome...
Washington, D.C., Metro Police Detective Sergeant Sam Holland needs a big win to salvage her career-and her confidence-after a disastrous investigation. The perfect opportunity arises when Senator John O'Connor is found brutally murdered in his bed, and Sam is assigned to the case. Matters get complicated when Sam has to team up with Nick Cappuano, O'Connor's friend and chief of staff...and the man Sam had a memorable one-night stand with years earlier. Their sexual chemistry still sizzles, and Sam has to fight to stay focused on the case. Sleeping with a material witness is another mistake she can't afford-especially when the bodies keep piling up.Book 1 of the Fatal Series.97,000 words
Politics can be murder...Lieutenant Sam Holland has no sooner accepted Senator Nick Cappuano's proposal than she's back on the job. A woman has been found brutally murdered and evidence points to Henry Lightfeather, a senator and close friend of Nick's. While Sam investigates, Nick stands by his friend-complicating his own bid for reelection, and causing tension between the couple. As Sam's investigation reveals a scandal that rocks the capital, Nick and Sam discover that the biggest threat to their future might be someone from her past...
Politics can be murder...Lieutenant Sam Holland has no sooner accepted Senator Nick Cappuano's proposal than she's back on the job. A woman has been found brutally murdered and evidence points to Henry Lightfeather, a senator and close friend of Nick's. While Sam investigates, Nick stands by his friend-complicating his own bid for reelection, and causing tension between the couple. As Sam's investigation reveals a scandal that rocks the capital, Nick and Sam discover that the biggest threat to their future might be someone from her past...Book 3 of the Fatal Series.96,000 words
Book 5 of the Fatal series.The wife of the White House deputy chief of staff has been beaten to death, and their one-year-old daughter is missing. D.C. Police Lieutenant Sam Holland is in charge of the murder investigation, but she's forced to collaborate with Special Victims Unit detectives as well as thorn-in-her-side FBI Special Agent Avery Hill. Then, a cold case of her father's resurrects old hurts-a distraction Sam cannot afford.As Sam's investigation heats up, so does Nick's political career-and the heat carries over to their bedroom. Will Sam put the pieces together in time to catch a killer and find the baby, or will ambition, greed and lies prove fatal?
With the week of their wedding finally upon them, Washington, D.C., Police Lieutenant Sam Holland and her fiancé, Senator Nick Cappuano, are at odds. In the aftermath of a tragic loss, they struggle to reconnect as the big day draws near, but their work keeps pulling them apart. When a new clue into a cold case surfaces, Nick asks Sam not to take any foolish chances before the wedding and to leave it alone for the time being. Sam agrees, but she can't let it go entirely and winds up trapped in an explosive situation. Then an unwelcome visitor from her past threatens her future happiness... With trouble at every turn, will Sam survive long enough to walk down the aisle? Book 3.5: a Fatal novella. Don't miss Fatal Affair, Fatal Justice and Fatal Consequences, available now. 39,000 words
Back from their honeymoon, Senator Nick Cappuano and D.C. Police Lieutenant Sam Holland are ready for some normalcy after the whirlwind of their wedding, but someone has other plans for them. When Sam discovers wedding cards containing thinly veiled death threats, she's not sure if she or Nick is the target.Already on edge, Sam and her team start investigating a series of baffling murders. The victims are well-liked with no known enemies, and the murders are carried out in a clean and efficient manner. Unable to find a clear motive for the deaths, she feels like she's chasing her tail.With no obvious connection between the victims, Sam soon suspects that she may be the ultimate prize in the killer's clever game. When the danger starts to hit a little too close to home, she has two goals: find the elusive murderer and manage to live long enough to enjoy her happily-ever-after.Book 4 of the Fatal series.98,000 words
Inauguration day is almost here...Lieutenant Sam Holland is on leave, recovering from an attack that shook her to the core. With no case to distract her, she's trying to stay busy--even voluntarily meeting with her new White House staff. But it's not enough to keep the horrific memories at bay, and her family is worried...especially her husband, Vice President Nick Cappuano.Nick is dealing with his own demons where his wife's safety is concerned, losing night after night of sleep as he works to make sure what happened that day will never happen again. The pressure is building inside the Cappuanos' marriage, and something's got to give before Nick takes the oath of office.When two college girls go missing in the midst of inauguration madness, the chief of police needs the one cop he can count on to find them and save the Metro PD from disgrace. In a case full of ugly twists and turns, Sam will have to confront her past and find her strength again...before it's too late. 94,000 words
Every family has its secrets... As the first anniversary of her marriage to Vice President Nick Cappuano approaches, Lieutenant Sam Holland is dreaming of Bora Bora-sun, sand and a desperately needed break from the DC grind. But real life has a way of intervening, and Sam soon finds herself taking on one of the most perplexing cases of her career. Government worker Josh Hamilton begs Sam to investigate his shocking claim that his parents stole him from another family thirty years ago. More complicated still, his "father" is none other than the FBI director. When a member of Josh's family is brutally murdered, Sam begins to question how deep this cover-up goes. Is it possible the revered director was part of a baby-napping ring and that others involved are also targets? With a killer intent on deadly revenge and her team still reeling from a devastating loss, Sam's plate is full-and when Nick and their son, Scotty, take ill, is her dream of a tropical anniversary celebration in peril too?
Book 7 of the Fatal series from New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Marie ForceWashington, D.C., Police Lieutenant Sam Holland and her husband, U.S. Senator Nick Cappuano, have been looking forward to a quiet Thanksgiving with their son. But any thoughts of a restful holiday are dashed when Sam and Nick return home to a gruesome scene: Sam's seventeen-year-old niece Brooke, barely conscious and covered in blood on their front stoop.With lines between personal and professional blurring in this emotionally charged, deeply personal case, Sam is relying on Nick more than ever for support.But when suspicious images from the night in question appear on social media, Sam begins to wonder if her niece is telling her everything she knows about what really happened. And when Nick questions her tactics-and her ethics-as she races against the clock, Sam will need to decidehow far she's willing to go to prove Brooke is a victim, not a murderer.See how it all began for Sam and Nick in Fatal Affair95,000 words
She looked into the dead face of the man she'd dined with the night before. Standing over the body of a Supreme Court nominee, Lieutenant Sam Holland is hip-deep in another high-profile murder case. The fact that she was one of the last people to see Julian Sinclair alive just complicates things even more. On the plus side, her relationship with Senator Nick Cappuano is heating up-but it's also attracting a lot of unwanted media attention and blinding flash bulbs. The pressure is on for Sam to find Sinclair's killer, but a new lead in her father's unsolved shooting puts her in unexpected danger. When long-buried secrets threaten to derail her relationship with Nick, Sam realizes that while justice can be blind, mixing romance with politics has the potential to be fatal.
She looked into the dead face of the man she'd dined with the night beforeStanding over the body of a Supreme Court nominee, Lieutenant Sam Holland is hip-deep in another high-profile murder case. The fact that she was one of the last people to see Julian Sinclair alive just complicates things even more. On the plus side, her relationship with Senator Nick Cappuano is heating up-but it's also attracting a lot of unwanted media attention and blinding flash bulbs.The pressure is on for Sam to find Sinclair's killer, but a new lead in her father's unsolved shooting puts her in unexpected danger. When long-buried secrets threaten to derail her relationship with Nick, Sam realizes that while justice can be blind, mixing romance with politics has the potential to be fatal... 94,000 words
Book six of the Fatal series A critical error.A Cinderella season cut short.A star player murdered. D.C. is recovering from angry riots after one player's mistake blew the D.C. Federals' chance at the World Series, and Lt. Sam Holland is determined to unravel the twisted web of motives behind the star center fielder's death. Was it a disgruntled fan, a spurned lover or a furious teammate?While Sam digs through clues, her husband, U.S. Senator Nick Cappuano, fights for his political life in the final days of his reelection campaign as financial irregularities threaten his future. It's a distraction Nick can ill afford with Sam in the midst of another high-profile murder investigation and both of them trying to help their adopted son, Scotty, cope with the murder of a ball player he admired.Determined to bring the killer to justice, Sam must root out the truth before another mistake proves fatal.See how it all began for Sam and Nick in Fatal Affair.103,000 words
Book 8 of the Fatal series from New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Marie ForceAs a new year dawns in the capital city, dual scandals rock the Metropolitan Police Department--and Lieutenant Sam Holland is right in the middle of them. Chief Farnsworth is catching heat for the way he handled a recent homicide investigation, and Detective Gonzales is accused of failing to disclose an earlier connection to the judge who decided his custody hearing.When Gonzo's fight for his child turns deadly and he has a shaky alibi, Sam must defend two of her closest colleagues. All while her husband, Vice President Nick Cappuano, settles into his new office at the White House.Nick begins to wonder if the president is using him for a political boost, and his worries mount over a complication in the plans to adopt Scotty at a time when Sam is being put through the wringer by the always-rabid DC press corps. As the evidence against Gonzo piles up, Sam suspects someone is gunning for her--and her team.Read how Nick and Sam's relationship began in Fatal Affair99,000 words
Politics can be murder...Three heart-pounding novels by New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Marie Force-now for one low price! Fatal Affair: Book One of The Fatal SeriesD.C. Metro Police Detective Sergeant Sam Holland needs a big win to salvage her career after a disastrous investigation. The perfect opportunity arises when Senator John O'Connor is found brutally murdered in his bed. But matters get complicated when Sam has to team up with Nick Cappuano, O'Connor's friend and chief of staff...and the man Sam had a memorable one-night stand with years earlier.Fatal Justice: Book Two of The Fatal SeriesNow a lieutenant, Sam Holland is hip-deep in another high-profile murder case. The fact that she was one of the last people to see Supreme Court justice nominee Julian Sinclair alive just complicates things even more. On the plus side, her relationship with Senator Nick Cappuano is heating up-but when long-buried secrets threaten to derail their relationship, Sam realizes that while justice can be blind, mixing romance with politics has the potential to be fatal...Fatal Consequences: Book Three of The Fatal SeriesSam Holland has no sooner accepted Nick Cappuano's proposal than she's back on the job. A woman has been killed and evidence points to Henry Lightfeather, a senator and close friend of Nick's. As Sam's investigation reveals a scandal that rocks the capital, Nick and Sam discover that the biggest threat to their future might be someone from her past...
For the Abbott siblings, the Green Mountain state has always been an idyllic place to call home. But it isn't until they open themselves up to love that they'll truly discover how fulfilling life can be...<P><P> Almost seven years after losing her husband in Iraq, Hannah Abbott Guthrie isn't sure she's ready--or able--to move on, but the attentions of a lifelong friend are making her think about it for the first time. The memory of the sweet kiss she shared with Nolan Roberts hasn't strayed far from her thoughts, but she also fears that pursuing something with him would mean betraying her husband's memory.Nolan has loved Hannah for years, but he'd been giving her the space she needed to heal from her devastating loss.<P> Now, when an opportunity arises to show her how he feels, Nolan can't resist, but he knows earning her love will take more than a kiss. Somehow he has to prove to Hannah that finding love twice in a lifetime is possible--and well worth risking her heart.
The new Green Mountain Romance from the New York Times bestselling author of And I Love Her.<P><P> Ella Abbott has long been secretly in love with Gavin Guthrie. A few recent encounters have only added to her infatuation, especially the kiss they shared at her sister's wedding. It doesn't matter to Ella that Gavin is in a bad place. He says there's no hope for a future with him, that he has nothing to offer her. But all Ella cares about is the love she feels.<P> It's been seven long years since Gavin lost his brother. He'd kept himself under control and moving forward until his brother's beloved dog died and his brother's widow re-married. Since then, he's been drinking, fighting, and even getting arrested. It seems the only time his demons leave him alone is when Ella is around.<P> Gavin knows it wouldn't be fair to drag Ella into his darkness, but when she inserts herself into his life, what choice does he have but to allow her to soothe his aching heart?
Two worlds collide in these timeless stories of love and deception...Against the Rules by Linda HowardAt seventeen, Cathryn Ashe fought her attraction to Rule Jackson and lost. Humiliated, she fled to the anonymity of the city. Now she's back, independent and more sure of herself than ever-and ready to challenge him again.But Rule is raising the stakes, and what Cat stands to lose is something she's known all along is his for the taking-her heart.Fatal Affair by Marie ForceDetective Sergeant Sam Holland needs a big win to salvage her career-and her confidence-after a disastrous case. The perfect opportunity arises when she's assigned to the investigation of a senator's murder. But she has to team up with Nick Cappuano, the senator's friend and chief of staff...and the man she had a memorable one-night stand with years earlier. Their sexual chemistry still sizzles, but sleeping with a material witness is a mistake Sam can't afford-especially when the bodies keep piling up.
She's given up on him and moved on... Susannah finally has a peaceful, calm life and a no-surprises man. Marriage to football superstar Ryan Sanderson was a whirlwind of passion, heat, energy, and excitement, but Susannah got sick of playing second fiddle to his team, watching women throwing themselves at him, and living in terror of the hard hits he took on the field. With their divorce just days from being final, she's already planning a wedding with her new fiance... Ryan has finally figured out what's really important to him. If only it's not too late... Ryan has just ten days to convince his soon-to-be ex-wife to give him a second chance. He has just brought home his third championship and his career is at its pinnacle, but during the year of their separation, Ryan's come to realize it doesn't mean anything at all without Susannah...
Compelling contemporary romance from New York Times and USA Today best-selling, award-winning author Marie Force. What if the guy in the airplane seat next to you turned out to be the love of your life? Juliana, happy in her career as a hair stylist, is on her way to visit her boyfriend of ten years who's working out of state. She's wondering why they're not engaged yet. Michael is going to his fiancée's parents' home for an engagement party he doesn't want. A states' prosecutor, he's about to try the biggest case of his career, he hates the distraction, and he's having doubts about the relationship. They sit together on the plane, and discover they're on the same flight coming back. When the weekend is a disaster for each of them, they bond on the plane ride home. But life is full of complications, including their exes, who don't want to let go, and when Michael's trial turns dangerous, the two must confront what they value most in life... Praise for Line of Scrimmage: "I will definitely be reading more Marie Force." --Revisiting the Moon's Library "It was a book that made me laugh as well as cry. The three-dimensional characters were so vivid... hands down, this is the best romance I've read this year."--J. Kaye's Book Blog "With its humor and endearing characters, Force's charming novel will appeal to a broad spectrum of readers, reaching far beyond sports fans."--Shelley Mosley, Booklist
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