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COWBOY UNDER HER COVERS?Driving cattle across mountainous Colorado terrain to gain an inheritance she didn't even want was not Samantha Howard's idea of a good time. Especially since someone was dead set against her inheriting her grandfather's ranch. A menacing presence overshadowed the drive, and the murderous threats against her became all too real....Then Roark Hawke, the lean-hipped, sexy rancher and sometime private investigator hired to protect her, ambled into her life. He was everything Samantha hated in a man-a cowboy with ranching in his blood. Neither one expected the irresistible passion that arose between them, even as the danger mounted. But when separated by a killer's last, desperate act, could Roark save the woman he had come to love?
Virile, womanizing Cooper J. Delaney was Agatha Pennington's only hope to help lead a group of destitute women to Oregon, where the promise of a new life awaited them. He was a man as harsh and hostile as the vast wilderness-- but Agatha counted on a gentleness she sensed behind his hard-muscled exterior, a tenderness lurking beneath his gruff facade. Tricked by Agatha into leading the women, at first Delaney couldn't wait to get away from the prim-and-proper old maid. But as the group battled rainstorms, renegade Indians, and raging rivers, the tall beauty's tenacity never wavered. And with each passing mile. Cooper realized he was struggling against a maddening attraction for her--until he decided, much to his surprise, that he would journey to the ends of the earth if only he could claim her untouched heart.
A DESPERATE FATHER... Only one thing mattered to Noah Rhyder. His son. Falsely accused, wrongly convicted, he'd held his little boy in his heart, his only wish to see Joel's face again. Now, freed by an instant's luck, he's on the run with nothing to lose, determined to reach his child. IN THE RACE OF HIS LIFE As Joel's foster mother, Ellie Mathieson has sheltered him and kept him safe during the trial. Now she's the one person who can lead his father to him. Kidnapped, she's imprisoned more by Noah's honest eyes than by his strong arms. She'll risk it all, including her heart, to help this sensuous stranger. But will that be enough?
He'd discovered he had a child-three years too lateFour years ago, Karen Ramey fled from Devlin Hawke's loving arms without reason or cause. Only she knew the agony of what that decision had cost her. Now, her daughter missing and in the hands of a madman, the only man she could turn to was the father of her secret child- Devlin Hawke....Working with Karen to find their child was both a blessing and a curse-for Devlin had never stopped loving her and had never understood why she'd left his bed and his life so abruptly. They needed time to sort through the past-yet time was a luxury they didn't have. For their baby's life was in jeopardy, and a killer held all the cards....
MAIL-ORDER MATESBut neither is who they claim to be!Cathryn McLean-With nowhere else to turn, she accepted the handsome stranger's startling marriage proposal. But once in the isolated Alaska cabin with him, she realized her mistake: her "husband" was too smart to fall for her deception...and too sexy to keep away!Ben Adams-Long, cold Arctic nights roused a man's lust-and Cathryn matched his every desire. With his devastating charm, he'd get his wife to divulge her deepest secrets. She'd already slipped right into the ready-made role he had planned for her. And right into the trap he'd set for her....
HIS-AND-HERS SECRETS Gillian Randolph and Cleveland McBride had one steamy and reckless summer together-and then suddenly Gillian left without explanation, leaving Cleve with only memories. Now she was back, pleading for help-and looking more tempting than ever.The police couldn't help her-only Cleve's arms could keep Gillian safe from a murderer's vengeance. But her lover had changed. He was harder, more cynical, sexier. The secrets she'd kept from him weighed on her soul, but how could she tell him the truth after all this time? And what secrets lay behind his own shadowed eyes?And would the truth come too late to save them both from a killer?
HIS CHRISTMAS MISSIONMitchell Hawke had closed the doors of the Hawke Detective Agency to take some much-needed time off when a top secret delivery arrived on his doorstep just days before Christmas. This was no ordinary package, but a witness in desperate need of protection from a brutal mobster-the beautiful Madeline Raeburn. A woman Mitch had every reason not to trust.But with a killer who seemed to know her every move, Madeline broke through Mitch's barriers when she placed her body and soul into his keeping. Now they faced a journey fraught with peril-and unexpected passion. A passion Mitch had to resist to keep Madeline alive.
WHO'S THE FATHER?Gossips in Lauren McCrea's small town speculated about the identity of her baby's father. But not even the daddy knew. And if her daughter hadn't been kidnapped, he never would have....Coming face-to-face with Lauren was like a sucker punch to the gut for Ethan Brand. Yet that was nothing compared to the bomb she dropped in his lap-their night of passion had resulted in a child! Now uncovering the secrets of his past was on hold as he rushed to save his little girl. But was his fragile new family in danger because she was his child?
The strength of "Private Investigations" is the banter between Christy and Dallas. Christy is feisty and smart mouthed. Dallas is brash and larger than life.
TALL, DARK AND...DETERMINED TO "INVESTIGATE" THE GIRL NEXT DOOR!With his slow, seductive smile, broad shoulders and massive chest, Dallas McFarland was a threat to any woman's heart, especially plain-Jane P.I. Christy Hawke's! Except Christy's professional reputation was at stake, and she had no other choice but to team up with her sexy rival to investigate the murder of a prominent French Quarter socialite. But never in a million years did she expect that drop-dead-gorgeous Dallas would aim his sultry, passionate gaze on her. Now, as they worked together to locate the killer, the danger that loomed before them was nothing compared to the explosive attraction that threatened to consume them both...
IF ONLY HE COULD REMEMBER...He called himself Shane, but Eden Hawke knew he'd made it up. The gorgeous stranger had collapsed at her door in the middle of the night, and it was selfishness that made her take him in. For in his pocket he'd carried a picture of her son-the child she'd lost years ago.Shane owed Eden answers, but all he had were more questions. Such as, where was the beautiful investigator's missing little boy? Why were thugs after them? And most important, who was he? His growing protectiveness-and desire-for Eden led him to believe he wasn't a killer. His memory held the clues, but when his amnesia subsided, would either of them be safe from the truth?
WITH A MYSTERY MOUNTING, A MEDIEVAL FANTASY WAS FAST BECOMING ALL TOO REAL FOR AN UNLIKELY PAIRLeo McKenzie was an American investigator tracking a hard-to-find woman through the English countryside. But trailing antiques agent Jennifer Rowan through an impassable blizzard only amounted to a concussion and a developing cold crush.After finding haven for the detective in a centuries-old monastery, Jenny sought a silent monk who had the answer to recovering the priceless Warley Madonna. But when someone else got him to spill his guts first-literally-everyone stranded in the castle became a suspect. The two reckless Americans made an imperfect match-and with eyes the color of whiskey, the headstrong P.I. was dangerously close to intoxicating Jennifer. But with only each other to trust, the two strangers in an even stranger land would have to stop a killer who stalked the frozen hallways if they hoped to weather the storm.
A Christmas Wedding...Lane Eastman had had an uneasy feeling about this wedding ever since she'd agreed to be maid of honor. She thought she knew why when her rogue of an ex-husband, Jack Donovan, turned up as best man. Snowbound in a Winter Wonderland...As a starlit sleigh ride brought them to the remote-and romantic-wedding island, Lane's worst fears came true. While a winter storm raged outside, old passions burned inside. Bad enough that she was trapped with the disarmingly sexy Jack, but it soon became clear that there was a murderer among the wedding party and nowhere for Lane to run...except into Jack's strong arms.
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