When he saw his mark being kidnapped, Recovery Project agent Zach Bachman had no option but to rescue her. Even if it endangered his assignment. After weeks of watching Sela Andrews from afar, he was now trapped with the blonde beauty as her bodyguard. Her brave protector relished the heat of gun battle but retreated from his own emotions. Sela learned that when, in the dead of night in a darkened safe house, the loner became her lover. Still, as her would-be killers closed in on them again, she had no choice but to put her life-and her heart-in the hands of her reluctant guardian.
Returning from his latest Border Patrol assignment, Jeremy Hill seeks sanctuary in his twin brother's home. The last thing he expects to find is an armed man already inside, or Meredith Samms, a gorgeous tenant caught in the cross fire. Then he discovers that the gunman's attack is meant for his twin brother, who is nowhere in sight, and Jeremy must take matters into his own hands. Searching for his brother while trying to protect this girl next door, Jeremy finds himself caught up in the danger he'd become all too familiar with. In his world, everyone's a target and anyone can be a suspect, so Jeremy has no room for emotions. But what Meredith stirs within him may complicate this unexpected mission to the point of no return....
Handle with Care: These books sizzle! Red-Hot Reads are fast-paced romances featuring the Cosmo fun, fearless female and a super sexy hero, and are sprinkled with sparkling dialogue, real-life situations and hot sex. These bite-size stories can be read in an evening and are written by today's bestselling authors.From New York Times bestselling author Lauren Dane comes CAKE-a delicious romance where one taste will never be enough. USA TODAY bestseller Tawny Weber kicks off a trilogy when her heroine, after the ultimate makeover, is no longer content to let what happens in Vegas stay in Vegas. HelenKay Dimon's savvy heroine runs a website that rates the dating prowess of Washington's movers and shakers. When her latest assignment brings her face-to-face with the sexy but mysterious Forest Redder, Jordan decides to do a little "hands-on" research of her own. In Jina Bacarr's NAKED SUSHI our geek girl heroine lives out every woman's fantasy when she finds herself alone late one night at the office with the hot repair guy... And that's Chapter One!CAKE by Lauren DaneFEARLESS by Tawny WeberEVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW by HelenKay DimonNAKED SUSHI by Jina Bacarr
Welcome to Need to Know-Because a Woman Can't Be Too InformedDating in D.C. is like navigating an apocalyptic wasteland populated by men in expensive suits with zero mating potential. Need to Know provides all the information a savvy single woman like you needs to avoid dating disasters.By night, Jordan McAdam is the proprietor of a popular website that rates D.C.'s hottest bachelors-everything from how quick they are to email you back, to their skills in the sack. She's been burned once too often to accept any man at face value. By day, her job as an office temp puts her in the perfect position to do a little fact-checking on her rich and powerful subjects. When her latest assignment brings her face-to-face with the sexy but mysterious Forest Redder, Jordan decides to do a little "hands-on" research of her own. To Jordan, he seems like the perfect man-but she knows there is no such thing. Moreover, there's a big problem: Forest knows Jordan's the woman behind the scandalous site-and Jordan knows he knows. Will he expose her secret-or find his own posted on Need to Know?
His job had once torn them apart...but now it was the only thing that could bring them back togetherDavis Weeks had a sterling reputation for high-priority, under-the-radar rescue missions. His role in the prestigious undercover agency Corcoran Team trumped everything. Even Lara Bart. Though his loyalty to his position had once driven her away, Lara knew she had to tame her emotions if she wanted to survive. Whether she liked it or not, he was the only man who could protect her.Showing up at his door after dodging one attempt on her life, she knew Davis had the tools to make sure the next one failed, as well. But was his past to blame for the sudden attacks? Or was the answer, just like their intense relationship, not so clear-cut?
When he was recruited by the Recovery Project, Caleb Mattern found a new lease on life. Tracking missing persons. Protecting witnesses. But even after stretching his muscles and becoming one of the company's elite agents, he couldn't leave his past behind. Avery Walters wouldn't let him. His former boss had also been his onetime lover, and now she's burst back into his life with dangerous consequences. But settling old scores won't be on the agenda-not yet! With the nation's security depending on them to act appropriately, Caleb must pull off the most impossible assignment of his career. Now that Avery's put her life in his hands, what will Caleb do with it?
Before the recovery project was even up and running, its first case exploded on the sceneAgent Holden Price didn't have to go far to find his next case-it crashed right into his living room! Not only had the beautiful blonde lost control of her car, but if she was telling the truth, someone was also trying to kill her. As a recovery agent, he had an obligation to investigate. And he couldn't deny that Mia Landers interested him more than she should. Nothing made sense to Mia-especially not the attempt on her life. All she could do was trust Holden, the tall, dark and devastating agent who discovered that he and Mia had a common enemy. . . ;and a fierce attraction. But in order to act on it, they'd first have to come face-to-face with their darkest fears and a deadly revelation that might put their newfound love on the line.
Whats better than a man whos good with his hands? Try a trio of hard-bodied hunks wholl be happy to flip your house, your heart. . . and anything else you have in mind. . . This Old House Architect Cole Carrutherss mission is simple--visit his companys latest rehab project and cajole the sweet old lady who once owned it into vacating the premises. But the sultry, sledge-hammer-wielding woman he finds is far from old, nor particularly sweet. For reasons she wont reveal, Aubrey Matheson refuses to leave the house she claims is her birthright. As far as Coles concerned, theres only one thing to do with this squatter: hunker down with her and discover every single one of her sexy secrets. . . All About Adam The last meeting tough-as-nails Becky Carter took with sharp-witted, wicked sexy lawyer and real estate rehabber Adam Thomas culminated in a scorching-hot game of kiss-and-run. Becky was the one running, and shes regretted it ever since. Now Adams back to do some actual business. . . or so he says. If Becky has her way, this weekend of negotiation will speed from boardroom to bedroom--and stay there. . . Man at the Door After finding herself famous for all the wrong reasons, artist Erin McHugh just wants to fix up her house, open her art studio, and settle down out of the spotlight. Then job foreman Ray Hammond walks through her door and Erin recognizes broad-shouldered trouble. Hot, young, and always in the news, Ray is everything Erin wanted to avoid. The challenge is how to resist a guy who can build anything, fix anything--and make Erin feel everything. . . Twelve years as a divorce attorney and one job relocation later, HelenKay Dimon qualifies as a retired lawyer and full-time writer. She couldnt be happier about the change. HelenKay and her husband James now call California home. Once they grow accustomed to the perfect weather, never-ending sunshine, short drive to the beach, and high prices of. . . well, everything, theyll be fine.
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Too Close For Comfort. . . Deana Armstrong needs a hero--not for herself, but for the nephew all her money and time cant seem to get out of jail. Unfortunately, the best hero in all the Hawaiian Islands is set on turning in his badge and getting his excellent butt into another line of work. If that wasnt enough, Josh Windsor also has a big-time grudge against Deana herself. But if theres anything being rich, smart, and stubborn has taught Deana, its never to settle for second best. . . Josh has had it with saving people. Hes had it with getting hauled into court. And boy, has he ever had it with Deana. Or well, he hasnt had it. Yet. But the more she pops up sounding infuriating and looking good enough to eat, the more her hot bod and her cold case wriggle into his mind. And theres only so much even a hero can resist. . .
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like...Love! A man gives the gift of trust and receives a second chance at love in return. A woman helps to heal the wounded heart of a soldier. A couple finds that true love knows no distance. And a young widow learns that there can be two great loves in a lifetime. Love, romance and passion come together in this collection of four seasonal shorts. Anthology includes: This Time Next Year by Alison Kent; A Rare Gift by Jaci Burton; It's Not Christmas Without You by HelenKay Dimon; Mistletoe and Margaritas by Shannon Stacey.
Shes mad as hell. Hes the reason. The desert may not be big enough for both of them. . . Tell Me More. . . Lexy Stuart is nobodys fool. . . not since she wised up to the fact that her fiancé, Noah Paxton, wasnt just sporting the hardest bod this side of the Ironman competition. No, he was also harboring enough secrets to make a CIA operative blush. Little things he never thought worth mentioning like, oh, a previous marriage. So Lexy gave back the ring--with extreme prejudice--and made sandy tracks straight to a remote desert spa. Problem is, with a man like Noah, a girl can run, but she cant hide. Nor does she particularly want to. . . Alexa Annabeth Stuart. The stuffy name couldnt be less suitable for a woman as fiery and free as Noahs Lexy. And Lexy is his--always will be--the tricky part will be getting her to realize it. Of course, Noahs always up for a challenge. Which is a good thing, since between the crazy heat at this god-forsaken "retreat" and the looks Lexys shooting him (not to mention the shockwaves hes getting from her hot-pink bikini), winning his ex back could be one dangerous mission. But if Noah doesnt survive it, well, he intends to die a very satisfied man. . .
Trouble In Paradise. . . Katie Long was supposed to be undercover. She was just supposed to watch Deputy Prosecutor Eric Kimura at his ex's wedding and gather intel on his campaign for prosecutor. But he's a lot hotter in person, and the kind of intel they accidentally shared in the hotel bathroom might lose both of them their jobs. Especially since it seems to be a recurring incident. Is it possible for a one-night stand to last ten days? Kimura isn't usually the impulsive type. He's driven, he's ambitious, and he knows what he wants--a respectable future in Hawaii politics. Which means wild half-public sex with a beautiful stranger in a short little caterer's skirt is just tabloid fodder waiting to happen. Conveniently, just as his campaign is coming under attack. Sabotage, media gossip, and an insatiable desire for a woman he just met? If he's not careful, Counselor Kimura might lose all control. . .
Impulsive Bundle ImpulsiveThe Reporter Jessica Myers is a spirited freelance journalist who has just caught her biggest break: a feature story on the NFL expansion team, the Columbus Knights. She figures the perfect place to start is by hiding out in the team locker room--until she finds herself trapped inside a jammed locker and running out of air. Now, Jessica has no choice but to reveal her embarrassing predicament to the dazzling Knights'' quarterback, Tyler James, who mistakes her for some whacked-out groupie. The Quarterback Ty had enough on his mind worrying about taking the Knights to the playoffs. But then management orders him to pose as the headstrong reporter''s lover so that his fellow players will open up to her during interviews. Ty is absolutely furious. Instead of chasing adoring cheerleaders, he''s being sidelined by this nosy woman who had the audacity to trespass on sacred team ground and has a knack for putting her two cents in where it doesn''t belong. The Big Play Now, in close quarters, the inescapable attraction between the feisty reporter and the ultimate player is too hot for either to ignore. And soon, the pair discovers they are in desperate danger of losing a game where no rules apply. . . the game of hearts. Hot As Hell She''s mad as hell. He''s the reason. The desert may not be big enough for both of them. . . Tell Me More. . . Lexy Stuart is nobody''s fool. . . not since she wised up to the fact that her fiancé, Noah Paxton, wasn''t just sporting the hardest bod this side of the Ironman competition. No, he was also harboring enough secrets to make a CIA operative blush. Little things he never thought worth mentioning like, oh, a previous marriage. So Lexy gave back the ring--with extreme prejudice--and made sandy tracks straight to a remote desert spa. Problem is, with a man like Noah, a girl can run, but she can''t hide. Nor does she particularly want to. . . Alexa Annabeth Stuart. The stuffy name couldn''t be less suitable for a woman as fiery and free as Noah''s Lexy. And Lexy is his--always will be--the tricky part will be getting her to realize it. Of course, Noah''s always up for a challenge. Which is a good thing, since between the crazy heat at this god-forsaken "retreat" and the looks Lexy''s shooting him (not to mention the shockwaves he''s getting from her hot-pink bikini), winning his ex back could be one dangerous mission. But if Noah doesn''t survive it, well, he intends to die a very satisfied man. . . Hard As Nails What''s better than a man who''s good with his hands? Try a trio of hard-bodied hunks who''ll be happy to flip your house, your heart. . . and anything else you have in mind. . . This Old House Architect Cole Carruthers''s mission is simple--visit his company''s latest rehab project and cajole the sweet old lady who once owned it into vacating the premises. But the sultry, sledge-hammer-wielding woman he finds is far from old, nor particularly sweet. For reasons she won''t reveal, Aubrey Matheson refuses to leave the house she claims is her birthright. As far as Cole''s concerned, there''s only one thing to do with this squatter: hunker down with her and discover every single one of her sexy secrets. . . All About Adam The last meeting tough-as-nails Becky Carter took with sharp-witted, wicked sexy lawyer and real estate rehabber Adam Thomas culminated in a scorching-hot game of kiss-and-run. Becky was the one running, and she''s regretted it ever since. Now Adam''s back to do some actual business. . . or so he says. If Becky has her way, this weekend of negotiation will speed from boardroom to bedroom--and stay there. . . Man at the Door After finding herself famous for all the wrong reasons, artist Erin McHugh just wants to fix up her house, open her art studio, and settle down out of the spotlight. Then job foreman Ray Hammond walks through her door and Erin recognizes broad-shouldered trouble. Hot, young, and always in the news, Ray is everything Erin wanted to avoid. The challenge is how to res
Aloha, Gorgeous. . . Cassie Montgomery was in no mood for messing around--until she got an eyeful of the sizzling-hot miscreant breaking into her half-brother Dans Hawaii home. Turns out hes not a criminal, but a friend whos just as suspicious of Dans "accidental" death as she is. Cassies beyond tired of bashing heads with thick-skulled local law enforcement, so theres only one thing for it: team up with Caleb Wilson, and try to keep her secrets--and hands--to herself. . . Having a gun trained on him is nothing new for Cal. But when said gun is brandished by a goddess sporting short-shorts, a bad attitude, and a hidden agenda? A man should consider his choices very carefully. Option one: Seduce first, ask questions later. Option two: Find out why shes in his Air Force buddys torn-up house, then seduce her. Option three: Let the islands do their work and let the woman behind the weapon seduce him. . .
Carrie Anders officially broke up with Austin Thomas when she accepted a dream job in the city. Unofficially, she misses him and is tempted to sneak back to her West Virginia hometown to see him. That's why this year, she's not going home for the holidays. Her heart can't take any more mornings-after where nothing has changed-and Austin has made it clear he's not interested in relocating. Austin's been waiting for Carrie to realize she can't live without him. But when he hears she's not coming home for Christmas, he decides to take action. If Carrie won't come to the country, he's going to bring a piece of the country to Carrie-in the form of a Christmas tree lot just minutes from her apartment. He's certain daily meetings will entice her to come home with him, this time for good. Their attraction is as hot as ever, but with such contrary Christmas wishes, can either of them get what they really want this year? 28,000 words
Book four of the Holloway seriesTravis Yardley thought he had everything he needed, but one look at Andrea Patterson shows him he was wrong. Andie is a gorgeous, curvy blonde who moves to town to manage a nearby campground. Seizing the chance to get close to her, Travis volunteers himself as tour guide and "bodyguard.'After a bad breakup, Andie is looking to start over and determined to put her heart on hiatus. She's working on her self-esteem, and she is not ready for the likes of Travis. He comes on strong, with all the energy of a guy almost ten years her junior, which is exactly what he is.Even as Travis's troubled past catches up with him, he pulls out all the stops to convince Andie he deserves a chance. And with the spring thaw hitting the Mountain View Resort, Andie discovers her own temperature rising whenever Travis looks her way...43,000 words
Three hottie humbugs find holiday magic where they least expect it . . . DONNA KAUFFMAN: Lock, Stock and Jingle Bells. Holly hates the yuletide season more than ever since she inherited her mother's Christmas novelty store, but her childhood pal Sean's determined to warm her up--to Christmas and to him. When they uncover a diary concealing secrets involving both their families, this could be the Christmas that changes their lives forever . . . JILL SHALVIS: Bah Handsome! Behind on her bills, B&B owner Hope receives an unlikely guest--stranded solicitor Danny, who's been threatening to put her out of business. Hope's staff sees more fire than fight in the sparks that fly as they try and bring Hope and Danny together, but only a Christmas miracle can help these unlikely lovers see the light . . . HELENKAY DIMON: It's Hotter at Christmas. Hawaii's no paradise for Marissa, who, thanks to a series of unfortunate events, can't seem to get away from the sand to enjoy her Christmas East Coast style--with plenty of snow and slush. But tall, dark, and serious police officer Ted's about to give this bad Santa in heels a Mele Kalikimaka she'll never forget . . .
Cassidy Clarke once climbed the world's highest mountains, but after an unexpected illness ends her career she's back in her hometown, broke and hoping for a little luck. But the townsfolk aren't exactly putting out a welcome mat for the woman who once snubbed them in the media, despite her apologies now. Mitch Anders knows someone has set up camp on the grounds of his plant nursery, and he's surprised to find his sexy high school crush ducking questions about where she's staying. Though he's sworn to stop cleaning up other people's messes, Mitch offers Cassidy a job and a place to stay-his place. Bed-sharing optional, but definitely welcome.Out of options and too attracted to Mitch to keep things platonic, Cassidy says yes to his offer. She wants to get back on her feet financially and start a new career. She never expects to suffer a different kind of fall, one that has her believing Mitch just might bring her something bigger and better than luck.
Nothing was as it seemed... Not even the protection Maddie Timmons was promised when she'd entered the Witness Security Program. One of her handlers was missing, the other had burned her, and now Maddie was at risk. All that stood between her and certain death was one sexy stranger. Deep undercover, Recovery Project agent Adam Wright vowed to keep Maddie safe from the leak at WitSec. But Adam wasn't prepared for the confident woman he'd rescued, the sensuous lover who got under his skin. He could do nothing about her past being taken away, but he'd do anything to secure her future...even if it meant forsaking his own....
IT'S NOT YOU, IT'S ME... For Gabby Pearson, being dumped in public before the dessert course has to be the lowest of the low-especially when it's the old, "It's not you, it's me" speech. Honestly, how about something original: "I have five minutes to live" (very possible); "It's not you, it's the voices in my head" (thanks for the warning); or "I am such a powerful sexual being I could put you into a coma with one kiss" (wishful thinking). Not that Gabby would ever know since Reed Larkin never bothered to take her to bed. Why does a girl bother (to shave)? The only thing left to do is offer the guy a goodbye-forever drink...on his head. IT'S ME WANTING YOU COMPLETELY... Damn. Reed did his job-he walked away from Gabby rather than drag her into his unstable life and danger. Now he's wearing her full glass of wine instead of throwing her onto his sheets. It doesn't help that the woman is smart as hell and could stop a man's breath with that wide smile and those shapely curves. Gabby has it all, and Reed wants every inch of her. And now the joke's on him, because new intel says Gabby has just become his assignment: He has one day to win her back, get information from her she may not know she has, and somehow protect her at the same time. RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW. PROBLEM? The stakes are high. The odds are impossible. And the mutual attraction is as hot and strong as Gabby's anger. And Reed can only hope his next speech- "It's you, baby, it's definitely you..."-will be the start of something wild, something crazy, something dangerous, something wonderful...
We wish you a merry Christmas...and a happily ever after!A memorable three-night stand gets rekindled in a cabin in West Virginia. An office romance is sparked by an impulsive holiday kiss. And two best friends scout locations for a marriage proposal and discover that they make a perfect match. 'Tis the season for laughter, love and a lifetime of happiness.Edited by Angela James, this anthology includes:We'll Be Home for Christmas by HelenKay DimonThe Best Thing by Jaci BurtonAsk Her at Christmas by Christi BarthStories also available for purchase separately.90,000 words
What happens when the only man who can protect you is also your best customer? Find out in HelenKay Dimon's Corcoran Team series. Kelsey Moore looked forward to her daily visit from Paxton Weeks. Watching the broad-shouldered, quiet man led to some wonderful daydreams. But for real? That was downright dangerous.... It was no mistake Paxton visited Kelsey's shop every morning. This was his first mission back from injury and he had something to prove: stake out the shop for a wanted man and take him in. But when two robbers hold Kelsey at gunpoint, Paxton blows his cover to save her life-and adds bodyguard to his list of duties. Now, with his secret out in the open-and her life in danger-the days have just become far from routine....
For Aaron McBain, it was just another routine job, protecting his client at an office Christmas party. Until commandos stormed the place and took a hostage. But they had the wrong woman...the very woman Aaron had started dating-under a different cover.Risa Peters couldn't convince the gunmen she was the wrong hostage, nor could she believe her so-called "tax attorney" boyfriend wrested her away. But as the threats against her escalated, Risa and Aaron found themselves trapped in the building in the midst of a deadly conspiracy. And only her sexy new protector-a man she hardly knew but already wanted-stood between her and a bullet.
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