Big Star, Small-Town ChristmasCountry singer Riley Jensen would never have returned to her small Missouri hometown if her publicist hadn't come up with the scheme to tape a Christmas special there. So she never would have known that the man who broke her heart at eighteen-causing her to flee to Nashville-was now a widower with a seven-year-old daughter. Riley has ten years of angst-filled hit songs and Grammy awards to prove she doesn't need Ethan Kent. But suddenly, she can't help thinking of all she gave up by running away...Ethan Kent knew Riley had the talent and the drive to make it as a singer. He also knew she wasn't going anywhere if she stayed in their nowhere town for him. Then one night and one huge mistake sent her running on the road to fame. Which doesn't mean he ever stopped loving her...But with so much separating them, can Riley and Ethan find their way back together one magical country Christmas?
A year ago, Tori let her guard down and Brody Kent slipped right in, planting one hot, unforgettable kiss on her in a dark corner at the company Christmas party. Though the kiss surpassed her wildest dreams, she can't let it happen again. She loves Brody, but he's got a reputation for loving and leaving. She'll have to keep her heart-and her libido-in check.Brody can't get the time of day from Tori-ever since that impulsive kiss, she's avoided him with the same brutal efficiency she uses to manage his family's construction company office. The company can't afford to lose her, and Brody's come to realize that he can't live without her. But how can he convince Tori that he's a changed man?It just might take a Christmas miracle.31,000 words
Three sisters reveal their most intimate secrets in an erotic romance from "an undoubted master". In the wilds of Oklahoma, three sisters have a date with destiny... Bound: When Valerie left for the big city, she kissed her foreman husband goodbye-along with the best sex she ever had. Now, seeing him brings back sizzling memories. Branded: Watching Gage wrangle untamed horses leaves Brea hot and bothered. But can she live out her fantasy with a man who may ask for more than she's willing to give? Brazen: Ranch hand Walker Morgan can't afford to get too close to his new boss, Jolene, no matter how she tempts him. But Jolene's prepared to take the first step. In the style of Wild, Wicked, & Wanton, national bestselling author Jaci Burton, delivers a threesome that no reader will ever forget in these steamy stories.
An erotic new game from the New York Times bestselling author of The Perfect Play. Sports agent Liz Darnell will do anything to win back her number-one client, baseball pro Gavin Riley. And Gavin's more than ready- especially when Liz is offering herself as part of the bargain. But when love unexpectedly enters the playing field, neither Liz nor Gavin are ready for the biggest game-changer of all.
The third book in Burton's sexy, supernatural Demon Hunters series sizzles as one woman finds herself the object of a Hunter's affections--and discovers she may mean more to humankind that she ever could have known. Original.
No one said coming home would be easy. But for Dante Renaldi, it's murder.Before the Special Forces hero has even unpacked his bags from twelve years of active duty, he's embroiled in murder-corpses bearing the brutal trademark he's seen only once before-on the worst night of his life.The last time Detective Anna Pallino saw Dante Renaldi, they were in love. Now, he's part of the connection to a string of fresh homicides and a horrible assault that Anna only survived thanks to him.More than anything, Anna wants to trust Dante. But as the bodies and the coincidences stack up, Anna will have to decide, and fast: Is the man she owes her life to the very same one who wants her dead?
No one said coming home would be easy. But for Dante Renaldi, it's murder. Before the Special Forces hero has even unpacked his bags from twelve years of active duty, he's embroiled in murder corpses bearing the brutal trademark he's seen only once before. The last time Detective Anna Pallino saw Dante, they were in love. Now, he's connected to a string of fresh homicides and a past assault where she only survived because of him. More than anything, Anna wants to trust Dante. But as the bodies and the coincidences stack up, Anna will have to decide: Is the man she owes her life to the very same one who wants her dead?
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jaci Burton¿s ¿must-read¿ (Fresh Fiction) Play-By-Play series now arouses the sexy holiday spirit as a passionate young couple discovers the boundless rewards of pleasure. All Elizabeth and Gavin Riley want for Christmas is a baby. Despite over a year of trying, conception hasn¿t been successful. But for a high-achiever like Elizabeth, she must succeed at everything. That means making the very most of every opportunity with her husband. And when it comes to nonstop sex Gavin¿s not really complaining. Exhausted, maybe. . . Unfortunately, this holiday season they¿re not exactly given a lot of private time. Elizabeth is hosting the holiday, Gavin¿s sister is getting married, and the house is wall-to-wall with family. For Elizabeth and Gavin the nights may be chilly, but the urge is still hot. And they¿re not about to let any distraction get in the way of their necessary pleasures during a holiday game that yields so many unexpected surprises. Includes a preview of Jaci Burton's upcoming novels Melting the Ice and Hope Flames.
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.
In this original holiday novella in the Play-By-Play series, New York Times bestselling author Jaci Burton gives readers the gift of "plenty of romance, sexy men, hot steamy loving, and humor." (Smexy Books) Superstar hockey player Patrick "Trick" Niemeyer and dancer Stella Slovinski have picked up where they left off a year ago, resuming their hot, uncomplicated affair. Stella refuses to call it dating, or a relationship. But lately, Trick is looking for more... Stella's been burned before--in a relationship she never talks about--not with her family, not with her friends, and definitely not with Trick. But now it's the holiday season and Trick is determined to give Stella his heart wrapped up in a bow. He knows Stella is the right woman for him, but he'll have to melt the ice surrounding her heart to keep her from walking away. Includes a preview of Jaci Burton's QUARTERBACK DRAW and LOVE AFTER ALL. Praise for the novels of Jaci Burton "Jaci Burton does raw, passionate romance like no other."--Joyfully Reviewed "A wild ride."--#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Lora Leigh "The characters are incredible. They are human and complex and real and perfect."--Night Owl Erotica "[Jaci Burton] delivers the passionate, inventive, sexually explicit love scenes that fans expect."--USA Today Happy Ever After reviews
A novel of small-town hearts and big dreams--from the author of Hope Ignites and the Play-by-Play novel Straddling the Line... "PREPARE TO FALL IN LOVE..."--Jill Shalvis Molly Burnett dreads returning to her hometown of Hope for her sister's wedding, especially knowing she'll have to endure a weekend with the one man she never wants to see again. It's only a couple of days, so Molly will try to forget her painful past with high school sweetheart Carter Richards. Because despite the bitter memories, she still can't forget what they once meant to each other. But when Molly is forced to extend her stay, Carter sees this as his second chance to do things right, to start over again with the only woman he's ever loved. This time, he isn't going to let Molly run. Together they're going to confront the past and put it behind them, and hope for a future as bright as the flame that still burns hot between them.
When it comes to love, they already know the rules...by heart. Thirty-two and finally setting up her veterinary practice in the town she once called home, Emma Burnett is on her own and loving it. Independent and driven, she's not letting any man get in the way of her dreams. Not again. That's fine with Luke McCormack. Divorced and hardly lacking in female company when he needs it, he's devoted to the only faithful companion in his life--his police dog. Still, there's something about Emma he can't shake. When a series of local break-ins leaves Emma vulnerable, she seeks help from the first man to spark her desire in years. And now they're giving each other something they thought they'd lost forever...hope. FIRST IN A NEW SERIES!
From the New York Times bestselling author of Hope Flames and the hot new Play-by-Play novel, Melting the Ice, comes an all-new novel of small-town romance, second chances, and hope... When a movie crew asks to film on his cattle ranch, Logan McCormack doesn't expect Desiree Jenkins, the young, sought-after star, to be so open, so down-to-earth, or so intimately interested in him. But the last thing a loner like Logan needs is a distraction like Des, who wouldn't understand what it's like to live peacefully off the land. But it's Logan who doesn't understand. What Des wants is an escape from paparazzi and gossip columns, and she's found it at Logan's ranch. Now it's up to her to prove that she's like any other girl looking to be accepted for who she is. And she's hoping that it's by this real-life cowboy who has everything it takes--and more--to give her the kind of happily ever after that can't be found in the movies. "Jaci Burton's books are always sexy, romantic, and charming! A hot hero, a lovable heroine, and an adorable dog--prepare to fall in love with Jaci Burton's amazing new small-town romance series."--Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author
A HOPE NOVELLA "Jaci Burton does raw, passionate romance like no other" (Joyfully Reviewed), and the New York Times bestselling author of Hope Ignites and the hot new Play-by-Play novel Straddling the Line proves it again in this novella of second chances... Jane Kline is a struggling divorcee and single mother with a social life on hold. Not only does Jane not have the time to date anyone, she's not even going to consider making herself vulnerable to another man after being deserted by her husband. That's why Will Griffin, her ex's former best friend, takes her totally by surprise. What would such a hot and sexy wild card see in a harried mother juggling two kids and two jobs? For starters, everything Jane no longer sees in herself. As she dares to take the flirtation to the next step, Jane finds herself back where she never wanted to be--falling for another man. Now it's up to Will to convince Jane that she has everything he wants in a woman, and that the second time around can be the best time of all. Includes previews of Jaci Burton's new Hope novel Hope Ignites and her new Play-by-Play novel, Straddling the Line Hope Smolders previously appeared in Hot Summer Nights Jaci Burton is a USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of the Hope novels, Hope Ignites and Hope Flames, and the Play-by-Play novels, Straddling the Line, One Sweet Ride, and Thrown by a Curve. She lives in Oklahoma with her husband and dogs. Praise for the novels of Jaci Burton "Sexy, romantic, and charming...prepare to fall in love with Jaci Burton's amazing new small-town romance series."--Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author "A wild ride."--#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Lora Leigh
Passions ignite in these all-new stories from four bestselling masters of contemporary romance... In Jaci Burton's "Hope Smolders," struggling divorcee Jane has put her personal life on hold to raise her kids--until she runs into Will, her ex's former best friend, who convinces her it's time to start having fun again. Carly Phillips takes you back to the town of Serendipity, where overworked Alexa has an instant connection with a sinfully sexy football star on the dance floor. A one-night stand evolves into multiple nights when Luke decides to teach the good doctor about his own brand of fun. But when it's time for him to leave town, will these "Perfect Strangers" be able to say goodbye for good? In Jessica Clare's "Legend of Jane," an intrepid Bloggess catches the eye of local law enforcement when she gets caught trespassing. Luckily, Luanne wouldn't mind getting handcuffed by Officer Hotness... Single girl Chelsea is tired of feeling like the fifth wheel on her weekend jaunt to Lake Placid, until she gets stuck out in the cold and finds a muscular knight in shining armor to warm her up--in Erin McCarthy's "Ice Princess."
In a world seething with sin and seduction, the chase is on. Hunting demons for a living can have its moments. Especially when Shay Pearson's latest quarry is the gorgeous bronze surfer who just stepped out of the sea. Uncovering Nic Diavolo's devilish side could prove Shay's toughest assignment yet. Because while she's acting as bait to snatch this sexy bad boy, Nic's got a plan of seduction no woman--earthly or otherwise--can resist. Caught between two warring realms, Nic needs to stay alive long enough to figure out who his enemies are. That includes the beautiful hunter who won't let him out of her sight. And something far worse: a force of evil with an almost unimaginable goal-- possessing Nic's very soul. But the hunt really heats up when a guy who's hotter than Hades and a woman who's afraid of love join forces, igniting an inferno of lust and longing that could send them into mortal danger. . . or straight into each other's arms. ... From the Paperback edition.
The Kent Brothers Trilogy Jaci Burton It Just Might Take a Christmas Miracle... All She Wants for Christmas (The Kent Brothers Book One) Country singer Riley Jensen would never have returned to her small Missouri hometown if her publicist hadn't come up with the scheme to tape a Christmas special there. So she never would have known that the man who broke her heart at eighteen was now a widower with a seven-year-old daughter. Riley has ten years of angst-filled hit songs and Grammy Awards to prove she doesn't need Ethan Kent. But suddenly, she can't help thinking of all she gave up by running away... A Rare Gift (The Kent Brothers Book Two) With a disastrous marriage behind him, Wyatt Kent has no interest in getting involved with any woman, let alone his ex-wife's younger sister. But when Calliope Andrews hires him to build an addition onto her day care center, Wyatt can't help but notice her. But it's going to take a Christmas miracle for Wyatt to put his trust in love a second time. The Best Thing (The Kent Brothers Book Three) A year ago, Tori let her guard down and Brody Kent slipped right in, planting one hot, unforgettable kiss on her in a dark corner at the company Christmas party. Though the kiss surpassed her wildest dreams, she can't let it happen again-Brody's got a reputation for loving and leaving. And he'll have to get creative if he wants to convince Tori that he's a changed man.
What a hot foursome! The authors of Unlaced returns in an all-new anthology of stories about corsets, and un-corseted desires. Rough hands rounding the curves of a soft warm body-caressing, stroking, edging her toward exquisite pleasure. Seduction is a cinch in these four sizzling stories from the hot authors of Unlaced. And that's not just talk. These women deliver... Jaci Burton breaks the rule about mixing business with pleasure...Jasmine Haynes explores the lust of a former supermodel who needs to finally fulfill a no-holds-barred sexual fantasy...Joey W. Hill reveals the erotic bond between a master and the beautiful submissive who stole his heart...And Denise Rossetti goes beyond the limits of desire when she pairs a battle-scarred veteran of love and war with a woman who's just as fearless and twice as dangerous.
In the latest novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Hope Burns, a woman discovers that the man she least expects is exactly what she needs...High school math teacher Chelsea Gardner has the perfect plan. She's tired of dating all the wrong men, and after years of frustration, she's developed a foolproof list of requirements for finding "The One."Bar owner Sebastian "Bash" Palmer finds Chelsea beautiful, smart and fun, but he thinks her list is ridiculous and unnecessary. Intent on proving Chelsea is looking for love in all the wrong ways, he offers to help her find the "perfect" man.Chelsea knows Bash isn't the right guy for her--he barely meets one of her criteria--but there's something about the charismatic man that has her yearning for things that are most definitely not list approved.Because sometimes, a relationship that looks totally wrong on paper can turn out incredibly right...
The new Play-by-Play novel by Jaci Burton BODY CHECK Everything's coming together for budding fashion designer Carolina Preston. Only months away from having her own line, she could use some publicity. That's when her brother suggests his best friend as a model--hockey player Drew Hogan. Carolina and Drew already have a history--a hot one, back in college. Unforgettable for Carolina, but for Drew, just another slap shot. This time, though, it's different. His perfect body would be for professional use only. This time, she could use him. Drew is all for it. He's looking forward to the exposure. Plus, it would give him a chance to prove to Carolina that he's changed. If only he could thaw her emotions, convince her to let down her guard and let him in just one more time...
'Tis the Season for Romance. A famous singer reunites with an old flame. A couple explores their desire to be truly bound together. Newlyweds heat things up when they're trapped indoors. And sparks fly when the lights go out. Whether you are naughty or nice, you can still get what you really want for Christmas in this collection of four seasonal shorts. Anthology includes 2 nice novellas: Holiday Sparks by Shannon Stacey; All She Wants for Christmas by Jaci Burton; And 2 naughty novellas: Unwrapped by Megan Hart; Believe by Lauren Dane.
You've seen them. Looking for trouble, and looking irresistible. Boys with an edge so hard it takes a special kind of woman to satisfy them. But some women are made for it... Lora Leigh, the New York Times bestselling author of Nauti Intentions and Nauti Dreams revisits that sultry and "sinfully good" (Joyfully Reviewed) Southern landscape with a story of a young woman whose desire for a Boston attorney draws them both into a dangerous undercover investigation, and an adversary as lethal as he is relentless. Jaci Burton, the New York Times bestselling author of Riding on Instinct and Riding the Night, lets loose in a story of a hot biker hired to keep an eye on the reckless daughter of a Nevada senator. She's hooked up with a rival biker gang--a dangerous move that makes the wild beauty more vulnerable than she imagined.
First there was Nauti and Wild. Now, New York Times bestselling authors Lora Leigh and Jaci Burton go one step further. Can you take it? #1 New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh returns to the relentlessly scorching backdrop of her Nauti Boys series with an all-new novella of a man--bad to the bone--and the one woman who knew he was trouble. That's why she couldn't let him go. New York Times bestselling author Jaci Burton once again blisters the asphalt with an all-new novella in her Wild Riders series. A hot biker craves a life of passion and danger--and finds it with the woman he's sworn to protect.
New York Times bestselling author Jaci Burton breaks the rule of mixing business with pleasure when two professional rivals cross paths at a tropical resort... Since Ella Hick's husband died five years ago, she's thrown herself into her work, resisting every thought of getting involved with someone new. Now she's finally ready for a man's touch. And where better to indulge her desire for an anonymous hook-up than at a Hawaiian resort? So she's stunned when the first man she runs into is her number one business rival, Clay Mansfield. Clay's determined to be the man to introduce sex back into Ella's life. He's been by her side ever since her husband died, but only in friendship. Now he can finally release the desire he's held in check all these years. Ella's had plenty of fantasies about Clay over the past couple years and now she can indulge. As long as Clay plays by her no-strings rule: when the vacation is over, they'll go back to being friendly rivals--business only. But they're both about to learn that when it comes to business--and pleasure--rules are made to be broken. Includes a preview of Jaci Burton's Thrown by a Curve No Strings Attached previously appeared in Laced with Desire
Gray Preston was born into money, but he's built his racing empire on hard work and muscle. And now that Gray has millions of fans, his senator father sends one of his aides, Evelyn Hill, to elicit Gray's help in garnering votes for the upcoming national election. Gray wants nothing to do with his estranged father's campaign, but Evelyn can be pretty persuasive. She's willing to learn about racing, and maybe even get a little dirty. Evelyn's number-one goal is politics, which makes working with Gray difficult, because his only passion is fast cars. As she and Gray spend time together, he teaches her about the sport he loves, and she learns a lot about the man behind the wheel. The more she learns, the more she wants him. But any desire that threatens to derail the carefully laid plans for her future is a dangerous one. With the passion Gray and Evelyn share running hotter than either imagined, one of them is going to have to compromise, or else run the risk of losing more than their hearts.
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