Determined to prove herself to her siblings and her boss, Darlene Cunningham has made a name in the exciting, sometimes dangerous world of criminal law. When Darlene travels to Memphis in pursuit of a witness, the Maryland attorney doesn't expect to be under the surveillance of the rugged Tennessee cop who sets off sensual sparks from the moment they meet. It's a one-two punch straight to his heart when the sultry beauty walks into the house Mike Raines is staking out. He can't let Darlene compromise his investigation. And he can't let her go. His desire is tempting the detective to break a few laws of his own-like the one that says never mix business with pleasure. But how can he resist the passionate woman who has changed his life? And whose love he'll risk any danger to claim?
Following a bitter divorce, Allison Sawyer seeks seclusion at a rustic mountain retreat. Though attracted to her neighbor, Brock Lightner, she keeps her distance. Intrigued by Allison, Brock wonders who she's running from--and how to convince her he'll do anything to protect her. Original.
Haley Feldon's work with the United Nations means everything to her. She cares more about social progress than filling her social calendar. But that doesn't stop media mogul Jon Ecklund from pursuing the elegant beauty.Jon's used to getting what-and who-he wants. And he's not going to let anything get in his way of knowing Haley. But pain from her past-and a surprise from her future-threaten to destroy everything they've started to build. Now Jon's on a mission to open Haley's heart...if only she'll let him.
Out of deep affection and lonelinesss, schoolteacher Melinda Rodgers married a wealthy older man. Now, a widow at twenty-nine, she is stunned to learn that his will requires her to set up a charitable foundation and remarry within the year -- or lose her inheritance to a charity of Blake Hunter's choice. As executor of the will, handsome, businesslike Blake insists Melinda carry it out to the letter. But she would rather give up the entire fortune than marry other than for love again. And judging by the dangerous, unfulfilled yearning that has simmered between them for years, Blake may be the man who can bring her the deepest, most passionate kind of love. . . or the most heartbreaking betrayal.
For artist and free spirit Naomi Logan, sexy radio call-in host Rufus Meade is the wrong man at the wrong time. His conservative views drive her crazy-especially his theories about working women. But after telling him what she thinks-on the air-the last thing she expects is to see him standing on her doorstep...handsome, outspoken and sexier than any man has a right to be. It seems that opposites not only attract, they ignite! His kisses leave her breathless. And she's awakened feelings in him that he's never felt before. But a failed marriage and the responsibility of raising two young sons alone make Rufus wary of getting too close. Then Naomi uncovers a shocking secret from her own past...a secret that could drive Rufus even further away.Will their romance lead to heartbreak or happiness for two very different people who are exactly the same...in their desire for love?
Their lives spared and nerves shattered in a harrowing robbery, fiercely independent widow Kate Middleton and her young son are rescued by Luke Hickson, a ruggedly handsome police captain still reeling from a calamity of his own. Neither Kate nor Luke expects, much less welcomes, the instant spark of attraction. But when trouble strikes again, Kate realizes there's only one place she feels safe-in Luke's strong embrace....
As the head of a child placement and assistance agency, Veronica Overton is one of the most respected women in Baltimore. But when a child placement in a foster home goes wrong, Veronica is castigated in the press by fiery child-advocate leader Schyler Henderson. With her reputation and faith in herself shattered, Veronica sets out to rebuild her life. Yet her search leads to family secrets she never knew -- and ignites a smoldering attraction to Schyler she is determined to resist. Ever since his own traumatic childhood, Schyler has been driven to aid children caught in an uncaring system. When he learns that Veronica is actually a caring, capable woman, he's determined to help her discover the truth about her family and reclaim her good name. But one even the contention between them can cool their fire and dampen their passion as they battle mistrust and pain to save a love they'd never dared dream of. . .
Tall, muscular, compassionate and strong-willed, Dr. Jack Ferguson is everything Melanie Sparks wants in a man, and the last thing she needs in a boss. Growing up poor, Melanie dreamed of becoming a nurse, and her job at Jack's clinic can make that a reality--but only if she keeps her mind away from a tempting seduction that could never be more than a wonderful fling. Son of a prominent Baltimore doctor, Jack is expected to choose a wealthy wife. Instead he's falling for someone his powerful father will never accept. Working with Melanie to help those most in need, Jack realizes that what he truly wants is the woman who's right in front of him--but can he convince Melanie of that?
Like fine wine, Gwynne Forster's storytelling skills get better over time. Whatever It Takes is a testament to that. Drama, family struggles, passion and true-to-life characters. --Donna HillLacette Graham's twin sister, Kellie, has been competing with her since they shared a crib. And in thirty-three years, nothing has changed--except success, money, and men have come into play. But when the girls' parents separate, and their grandmother dies, Kellie's selfish manipulating reaches new heights. . . With her mother in the throes of a mid-life crisis, her father and greatest ally out of the house, and her sister out to steal her inheritance, Lacette is truly on her own. Then she meets talented, attractive Douglas Rawlins. There's just one problem: he avoids her like poison. It seems Kellie has embarked on a spree of seduction and greed so clever, even Lacette doesn't suspect she's behind Douglas's odd behavior. But when tragedy strikes, will Kellie withhold the most important gift of all? "Wise and wonderful as it points out, once again, the importance of honesty and appreciating what you have while you have it. " --Publishers Weekly on A Different Kind of Blues
When the sun goes down on my life, you'll all come apart like ripped balloons. When stingy self-made millionaire and widower Leon Farrell dies, he leaves behind a legacy of family dysfunction--and a missing will. It's soon clear that his three grown children, Edgar, Gunther, and Shirley, don't handle loss well--the possible loss of a fortune, that is. And when Edgar hires a private investigator to track down the will, it's just the beginning of a search that will lead the siblings to re-visit their childhoods, uncover buried secrets, and ultimately learn for themselves what it means to be a family. For as tensions escalate between the brothers--with their peace-keeping sister caught in the middle--an unexpected conflict of interest is brewing that will shock them all--and either bring them closer together or tear them apart for good. . . Praise for the Novels of Gwynne Forster Wise and wonderful as it points out, once again, the importance of honesty and appreciating what you have while you have it. --Publishers Weekly on A Different Kind of Blues Touching, thought-provoking, and will make you think twice about ever keeping secrets from the one you love. --Kimberla Lawson Roby, New York Times bestselling author on If You Walked in My Shoes
"A great story with wonderful life lessons . . . . "-Books 2 Mention Magazine After the death of her demanding mother, Sara Jolene Tilman is alone in the world for the first time-and ready for a fresh start. Sara becomes Jolene, and moves into the Thank the Lord Boarding House, an oceanside sanctuary that houses eleven other "misguided souls," as proprietress Fannie Johnson thinks of them. Surrounded by strangers, Jolene sees how socially awkward-and lonely-she really is. Yet, as she naively begins her search for love and belonging, Jolene finds she's not alone. . . Disillusioned by romance and success, wealthy Richard Peterson has given up his career and registered at Thank the Lord Boarding House. But he is taken aback by the humble surroundings, and the down-to-earth housemates for whom his status means nothing. Still, Richard discovers simple pleasures-and a promising new relationship. Now, with a little help from Fannie, Jolene and Richard will struggle to find themselves-and each other-at last. "Ms. Forster has given more than a story of redemption; it is a story that encompasses the growth of the inner-self, the cleansing of souls, and an exposure to a time that is strikingly old-fashioned. This story should appeal to the innocence in readers. "-The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers
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