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From the acclaimed bestselling authors of Living Large and A Whole Lotta Love come four romantic and sexy stories celebrating big, bold, and beautiful women.
Inhibitions melt away with these three deliciously erotic romance novellas that have something sweet in common: tempting chocolate. .
Inhibitions melt away with these three deliciously erotic romance novellas that have something sweet in common: tempting chocolate.
Specializing In Cuts, Weaves, Manicures, Pedicures... and Passion. Rochelle Alers' Sweet Surrender Manicurist Maria Parker can't help but notice when a hunky financial planner brings his niece into Della's for a manicure. And when he starts to frequent the salon himself for manicures from Maria, she's pretty sure he has more than cuticles on his mind... Donna Hill's It Could Happen to You When Della turned Rosie's Curl and Weave into Della's House of Style, a few things managed to slip through the cracks-and now she's is under fire by the IRS. When a by-the-book IRS agent comes to investigate, Della is infuriated by his presence in the salon-and reluctant to admit that she's growing more than a little used to it... Felicia Mason's Truly, Honestly High-maintenance investment banker Sheila needs some serious pampering. On a whim, she decides to get a shoulder-length weave at Della's House of Style, and afterwards, visits and salon's lounge, where a sexy D. J. has a song in mind for her... Francis Ray's A Matter of Trust Single mother Hope Lassiter, once a critically acclaimed actress, is now a cosmetologist at Della's House of Style. When a handsome director tries to woo her back to the stage, Hope has to wonder if his intentions are more than professional...
Victoria Chandler needs a handsome prince--a husband in name only, so her grandparents do not call in the loans on her prized chain of boutiques--but Kane Taggart has other plans for this enticing woman who refuses to acknowledge her feelings.
Rochelle Alers' "Stand-in Bride" Savannah wedding planner Katherine Langdon agrees to coordinate the "wedding of the season" between a spoiled debutante and her French fiance for one reason--the gorgeous father of the bride. Now she hopes that the wedding won't be the only occasion worth remembering ... Gwynne Forster's "Learning to Love" Working for the United Nations has given Sharon Braxton a passion for other cultures--and for a Nigerian prince. What can stand in the way of their love besides two vastly different worlds? The other bride his father has arranged for him to wed ... Donna Hills' "Distant Lover" Can anything be more glamorous than a job that takes career-minded Mia to the Caribbean? Yes! A hot, sexy hunk from Barbados, who wants to sweep her to the altar, but his old-fashioned values keep driving them apart. And the intense passion is too irresistible to ignore ... Francis Rays' "Southern Comfort" A bridesmaid for the eighth time and not the bride, political fundraiser Charlotte Duvall is fed up. Worse, she finds a major problem at this wedding--the Best Man. They're fighting about her clothes (too sexy), her behavior (too flirty), and his macho views (wives shouldn't work). it sounds like they just might be falling in love!
Popular talk-show host Madison Reed and her husband, TV correspondent Wes Reed, are everyone's idea of the perfect couple. But after the loss of their child, they became no more than polite strangers. Madison's world is turned upside-down when a car accident leaves a woman dead and Wes critically injured. Before he dies, Wes confesses that the woman was his mistress - and that they have an infant daughter.
Most musicians would do anything to work with the hot, young record producer known as "Rolling Deep." R.D. can pick and choose any artist he wants--and he wants Laurel Raineau. A classical violinist, Laurel plays soaring music that touches R.D. to his very soul. But the last thing Laurel wants is to work with someone whose exploits with the ladies appear in the tabloids every week.
Rochelle Alers, "Love Lessons" Tyrell Hardcastle is knocked off his feet when he meets a local high school teacher. Now all he has to do is overcome her objections to him being the "younger man". Donna Hill, "Lady in Waiting" Noah Hardcastle is engaged to beautiful Tara Mitchell. However, their relationship is threatened when Noah's first love Rachel, returns to D.C. to prove to him that he is all she ever really wanted. Brenda Jackson, "Irresistible Attraction" Sydney Corbain never forgot her explosive encounter with Tyrone Hardcastle at her brother's wedding. So when she runs into him in New York City on business, they both see this as an opportunity to explore their undenaible attraction. Francis Ray, "Blind Date" Ayanna Hardcastle pretends that she is dating wealthy businessman Tanner Rafferty, in order to get her matchmaking friend off her back. But, she never imagined that Tanner Rafferty would show up to collect on that claim!
NASCAR star Cameron McBride is poised to win this year's Sprint Cup. But being a successful race-car driver comes with a price: His own life. Cameron knows that his profession puts him at high risk. Thankfully, his latest visit to the hospital left him intact. That is, until he bumps into Caitlin Lawrence.and is thrust back into his painful past. The one-time love of his life who left him at the altar, Caitlin could never accept Cameron's fast and furious existence. The threat of losing him on the racetrack was just too much for Caitlin--and the young son Cameron never knew he had. Now that this chance meeting has changed their lives forever, will Caitlin and Cameron find a way to recapture what might have been?
Cougars, brush fires, snow storms -- rancher Duncan McBride tackles it all without a flinch. But the archeologist who's come to authenticate cave drawings found on his property is the kind of trouble he'd sworn to avoid. Far from the aging academic he was expecting, Raven La Blanc is a stunning woman.and definitely not sticking around this small Montana town once her job is done. The primitive drawings at Duncan's ranch are Raven's ticket to the tenured position she's worked so hard for back in Santa Fe. But there's no denying the attraction between her and Duncan. Maybe, just this once, she can put her work aside and explore the depths of her own heart and soul? One night may be all it takes for Raven to really find what she's looking for.
Tis the season to be merry and the Morrison family are about to have their lives turned upside down. Denise has always been the faithful wife and dutiful mother. As a matter of fact, it seems that is all she has been in the twenty-plus years she and her husband, Edward have been married. But the kids are grown and out of the house and now she's ready to live a few dreams of her own. Edward, however, would like to keep things just the way they are and Denise realizes that if she doesn't do something drastic, then all she will ever be is a mother and a wife. So when she drops the bomb at Thanksgiving dinner that she is leaving their father and selling the house, everyone is stunned to say the least. And her announcement opens the door to Morrison Family Dysfunction 101. Edward is now living with his crazy aunt Etta and uncle Eddie, who's sex life is more active than his own; their daughter, Christine has moved back home because she suspects her husband is cheating on her; and their son, Anthony is simply dazed and confused. And in the midst of it all, Edward hatches a plan to get his wife back - no matter what. Not only does he plan to be back in their home and back in their bed, but come Christmas he and Denise will be Rockin' Around that Christmas Tree.
ROSIE'S CURL AND WEAVE: Four Novellas - STEP INSIDE FOR A DAY OF BEAUTY, LAUGHTER. . . . AND LOVE. Whether you want a cut, weave or braid; a facial, manicure, or massage; there's always a helping hand-and a sympathetic ear at Rosie's Curl and Weave on 125th Street in Harlem. And sometimes, when you least expect it, love walks in the door. So sit back, relax, put your feet up, and enjoy, as four talented writers render four magical stories about the love of beauty and the beauty of love. Rochelle Alers gets the sparks flying, as a high-maintenance banker finds herself falling, against her better judgement, for a handsome delivery man who walks into Rosie's. . . . Donna Hill puts the assistant manager of Rosie's in the path of a fine-looking contractor, whose hypnotic honey-brown eyes could be her undoing. . . . Felicia Mason helps the owner of Rosie's discover that you don't have to be young -- just young at heart -- to fall in love. . . . Francis Ray turns a timid, dowdy duckling into a confident, sexy swan -- and sends her into the arms of a handsome artist -- with the help of Rosie's Curl and Weave. . . .
Then Sings My SoulFrancis Ray Tempers flare and sparks fly when Summerset Junior College's hip band leader and Peaceful Rest Church's prim choir director are teamed up to organize a musical for a college celebration. It seems opposites do attract. Soon Grace Thompson and Caleb Jackson are meshing more than just their music.Make a Joyful NoiseJacquelin Thomas Bradley Rhodes knows that the Peaceful Rest Church choir is his ticket back to the big time, but he arrives at the church to find that the current standout voice in the choir stands out for all the wrong reasons. Yet as he helps Desiree Coleman, her music starts to work on his soul...and his heart.Heart SongsFelicia Mason Reverend TC Holloway, Peaceful Rest Church's most famous alum and a renowned television evangelist, finds a second chance at love at his reunion with Carys Shaw. Can TC's and Carys's musical talents combine to create a love song that will last forever?
Nothing gets to Shane Elliott. A former Army Ranger, now head of security for a wealthy real estate tycoon, Shane can handle whatever life throws at him--until he meets the beautiful, kindhearted Paige Albright. She's about to inherit a fortune, and Paige's mother has asked Shane to investigate her boyfriend. It should have been a simple, standard assignment for Shane...if only Paige's seductive mix of strength and vulnerability didn't leave him wanting her for himself. All her life, Paige has put others' needs before her own, even going so far as choosing a man to please her father. Now her mother's mysterious houseguest is tempting her to go after what she truly wants...even if it's the cool, assertive, irresistible Shane himself. But is he who he appears to be? And how can Paige know whether to trust her own judgment--and their red-hot attraction?
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...
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