When celebrity jet-setter Troy Singleton meets TV up-and-comer Jasmine Stewart, it is lust at first sight. Major players on the singles' scene, the last thing on either of their minds is playing for keeps. Until Jasmine is forced into a temporary marriage of convenience. And she realizes the sexy-as-all-get-out man is the one she wants to have and to hold. . . ;. The free-living, free-loving playboy Troy never planned to turn in his player's card. But the proposal intrigues him. . . ;especially since he can't keep his hands off the hot-as-sin reporter. As the passion heats up between the newlyweds and rising media stars, Troy makes a new vow. He'll win the heart of the woman he's promised to honor forever with the love that began with a single kiss. . . ;.
Sex, lies and secretsAs handsome as he is demanding, Carlton Harrington III makes his new employee, Latonya Stevens, work long, hard hours to hide his growing attraction for her. But after late nights at the office lead to searing seduction and a whirlwind marriage, the couple couldn't be happier.Their wedded bliss takes a sudden turn for the worse when Carlton's jealousy gets the best of him. Once he drives Latonya away, Carlton realizes his mistrust may have cost him his soul mate. But then he learns she has a secret that could put their reconciliation on hold forever....
Alicia Taylor is a smart and attractive college senior who believes that willful and determined are more than just personality descriptions; they are a way of life. She has goals that do not include giving in to her intense feelings for her childhood nemesis, Darren Whitman. Determined to protect her heart from the player no matter how reformed he claims to be, she sets out to prove that he is not as interested as he claims and ends up proving that she is not as over him as she believed. When their attraction leaves them with more than themselves to consider, they find that true love cannot be forced.
Decorated police detective Lawrence Hightower's instincts click into high gear when a beautiful but suspicious stranger appears in his stakeout zone. Soon he realizes Minerva Jones is in danger and needs protection. He can't trust her. But he can't get this tough, feisty, stubborn siren out of his head. Desperate to keep a low profile, the last thing Minerva needs is a sexy cop getting too close for comfort. Not that she's guilty of anything, except her own intense attraction to the too-fine detective. But she's got a few secrets, and trouble is closing in. Dare she surrender to the promise this sensual hero holds in his strong, protective embrace?
After a career-threatening injury, brooding firefighter Joel Hightower's only hope of regaining his cherished livelihood is a sassy spitfire named Samantha Dash. As the by-the-book physical therapist helps Joel get ever closer to achieving his professional goals, Samantha also ignites a sensual spark in him that he finds impossible to ignore! Samantha is totally unprepared for the sizzling attraction that intensifies each time she is near "Tall, Dark and Surly" Hightower. As she helps Joel get better, their relationship goes way beyond patient and therapist. It flares into full-blown passion. But when it threatens to end her career, Samantha must decide if a future as the partner of a risk-taking hero is really worth fighting for.
Police detective Jason Hightower is flooded with memories when Penny Keys comes home to New Jersey. After fifteen years, he still wants to understand why she loved, lied to and left him. And he needs to know before she disappears from his life again. . . . Penny came home for family reasons, not to face her difficult past. . . or the man she still loves. But Jason is determined to have answers--answers that it breaks her heart to give. And it seems nothing will keep Jason from the truth this time. Or hold him back from what he wants to protect and serve the most--their chance for a future together.
Maritza Morales and Terrill Carter are partners in a successful music company. But mixing business with pleasure may be a risky proposition, unless Terrill can prove he's the one one for Maritza. Original.
After being cheated on by her boyfriend and passed over for a promotion, Cicely Stevens heads off to the Caribbean for some island fun. But when Cicely discovers that her old college rival Chase Yearwood is also on the plane, it's his kiss, not his betrayal, she remembers. Original.
Firefighter Patrick Hightower will take any risk in the line of duty. But risking his heart again? That's something he's vowed never to do. He prefers scorching affairs--the briefer, the better--though he might make a temporary exception for smart, sexy teacher Aisha Miller. Only Aisha isn't interested in exploring their instant, searing connection--no matter how much she feels the heat. Aisha has had enough of dominant men trying to control her life, and the gorgeous firefighter who visits her kindergarten class is alpha male through and through. Yet the gentler side Patrick shows, especially around her young son, gradually melts her reserve. As shadows from Aisha's past resurface, she'll discover just how far Patrick will go to prove she's found her real-life hero.
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