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Discover last year's finest...with the best eBooks of 2008!Valentine's Day the most romantic day of the year...so show yourself some love by indulging in the best Valentine eBooks of 2008! Bundle includes Tycoon's Valentine Vendetta by Yvonne Lindsay; The Valentine Gift by Tara Taylor Quinn, Jean Brashear, and Linda Cardillo; Valentine's Secret Child by Christine Rimmer; and, as a free bonus, The Valentine Wedding Dress by Sherryl Woods.
Former socialite and new widow Zoe Lane Hitchens isn't sure how she's going to face NASCAR driver Will Branch. Ten years ago, Zoe became pregnant with Will's child, but chose another man to share her life. Can Will be a good parent without sacrificing his racing dream? Original.
A house filled to the rafters with love. That was all Cleo Channing ever wanted. And when Malcolm Channing walked into her life and swept her off her feet, she soon had it all-the house, an adoring husband, three beautiful children.But their firstborn was a troubled girl, who brought the family unimaginable pain. Finally there was nothing left for Cleo and Malcolm to do but dismantle the house built on love...and for them all to go their separate ways.Now their daughter has returned, forcing Cleo's and Malcolm's worlds to intersect once again. Making them wonder if their family-and their love-ever truly died.Maybe sorting through the ashes of the past can usher in a new era of hope. Except, the treacherous issues that once drove them apart still remain....
Maeve Branch is neck-deep in embarrassment. Her husband disappeared with millions in embezzled funds and she discovered he'd been cheating on her for years! Now Maeve is broke and brokenhearted--shutting out everything except her family, her twin sons' NASCAR careers and her beloved animal shelter. Oil tycoon Chuck Lawrence can hardly believe that the lovely woman volunteering at the shelter is the socialite the tabloids can't stop talking about. His code of honor demands that he help her, but while he advises Maeve on her financial affairs and she introduces him to the world of NASCAR, he begins to wonder if he can teach her to trust a man again--and let him into her heart. . . .
Ria Channing fled from her family six years ago, running away after committing a sin no parent could forgive-driving drunk in the crash that killed her younger brother.The golden child, gone. The demon child, walking away unharmed.Now Ria is back, hungry and exhausted, fighting for survival...with a son of her own. The loving home she left, though, no longer exists. Her parents, once so adoring, have divorced. And Ria regrets returning to the family she destroyed.But when her mother's protective friend Sandor Wolfe confronts Ria about her rebellious past, he's intrigued by her vulnerability. Soon loyalty and love collide. Sandor may have to choose, and there may be a price.
DOWNRIGHT DISTRACTING by Jean Brashear After working his way up the NASCAR ranks, Ryder McGraw is ready to lead his new team to victory--until the team owner's daughter starts nipping at his heels! Hailey Rogers doesn't know the first thing about racing...and she challenges Ryder at every turn. So why is he yearning to make her a permanent part of his winning team? SHIFTING GEARS by Peggy Webb Married-to-his-job racing team owner Andrew Clark isn't looking for Ms. Right. But after being roped into a charity bachelor auction, he's thinking twice about staying single. And so is hairstylist Rue Larrabee. Can the vivacious redhead really be losing her heart to a shy, serious hunk? Now all bets are off as Andrew vows to turn up the heat in the race to win Rue's heart....
She can't stay in his world-and he can't leave hisBrilliant, driven surgical superstar Caroline Malone is desperate to recover from the injury that threatens to end her career, and she'll try anything that might help her heal-including a rest away from it all in the remote Davis Mountains of west Texas.Half Latino, half Anglo, Diego Montalvo knows exactly how it feels to have fate change your life. Three years ago he lost men as a Special Forces medic, and almost lost his life. Now back in the valley he left to follow the call of ambition-and feeling a measure of peace at last-he's trying to make a new life combining his Western medical training with the nontraditional ways of his Latino heritage as a curandero or folk healer.Diego's hard-won peace vanishes when Caroline arrives. He understands her world-once it was all he wanted-and there is much he can teach her...if she'll let him. But if he succeeds in healing her, she'll return to a world that's not the world where Diego is needed...or the one he needs.
Special Forces veteran Roman Gallardo is a ghost. With the nightmares of his past weighing him down, the best thing he can do is keep to himself. So when a heroic act forces him out of solitude, he's not expecting a connection to a woman as vibrant and alive as Jenna MacAllister. Or as determined to help other people, no matter how hopeless, no matter the cost to herself.He can't explain it, but he's drawn to Jenna and the rebuilding project she's started. And the more he works with her, the more he wants to leave his past behind and act on the intense attraction between them. The temptation is so strong, this could be his second chance at life...at love.
It's been years since Callie Hunter shook the dust of this town from her shoes. Now she belongs in Oak Hollow no more than her stilettos do. Yet here she is--back to settle her aunt's estate. Nothing has changed. . . except for David Langley. The golden boy who captured her heart seems absent from the tough guy who wants nothing to do with her. Fine. Good. She has a duty to do, then she's gone. Except that David has more than his fair share of legal troubles. That hint of need about him draws her in as though they parted only yesterday. She's got the legal talent to clear his name. And she just might have the heart to save him.
- She has written eleven novels for Harlequin and Silhouette Books. - Her title Millionaire in Disguise (Silhouette Special Edition, 8/01) performed five percentage points ahead of the average performance in the month. - She debuted as a Silhouette Books Women To Watch author in October 1998 and now boasts a large cross-imprint readership. - Author Interview- The Writing Life- Bonus Read
These are New Year's resolutions worth keeping!Take a risk. At the inaugural New Year's Eve party at Jack's Bar, two lonely revelers decide the best balm for their broken hearts might just be each other. Find the perfect work-life balance. When a flinty lawyer with a bad-boy addiction meets the quintessential nice guy, sparks fly that consume their expectations of life and love. Get those finances in order. Working over the holidays on a messy bank takeover is made worse for two federal specialists by an ill-advised kiss that will never happen again...right?
WAS SHE A MIRAGE...OR A MIRACLE?The enchanting blend of tomboy and temptress who stopped to help him tune his T-bird knew him only as Nikos-not Dominic Santorini, formidable empire builder, intimidating tycoon, forever pursued by females dreaming of emeralds not engines. And the quirky innocent invited him home-where car talk led to caring, to an explosion of desire, to heat and hunger and utter abandon in each other's arms.But morning had to come, and with it...betrayal? Was "Lexie" a corporate spy, intent on destroying his domain? Was love a luxury Nikos couldn't afford? Or dare he trust the truth he felt in her every tender touch?
Her moment of gloryAustin police detective Delilah Butler was only fifteen when a crazed drifter held her and her mother at gunpoint. During those dark hours twelve years ago, she survived by clinging to the comfort of the hostage negotiator's voice. Delilah never met FBI agent Jesse Montalvo...until now. On the merits of hard work and talent, she's been assigned to hunt down a serial killer, and Jesse is the agent in charge of the case.His worst nightmareBecause Delilah was injured and her mother killed before her eyes that terrifying night, Jesse has never forgiven himself for not protecting Delilah more. He still wants to protect her-and that doesn't mean sending her undercover to lure a murderer. In a cruel irony, Delilah becomes a hostage again. Only, now the stakes are higher for Jesse. Now he's negotiating to save the woman he loves.
HAVE A BEACHY LITTLE CHRISTMAS by Liz Allison and Wendy EtheringtonAn island romance between Tiffany McMillan, the boss's daughter, and Jesse Harwood, a NASCAR team engineer, is strictly forbidden, but can they keep the passion at bay during a company holiday getaway?WINNING THE RACE by Brenda JacksonNASCAR driver Miles Gregory roars back into town just for a Christmas wedding--until a reunion with his high school sweetheart gives him a reason to stay. . . ALL THEY WANT FOR CHRISTMAS by Marisa CarrollSanta, if you're listening, all NASCAR driver Trace Collier's daughter and single mom Carrie Ferrell's son want for Christmas is a family. 'Tis the season for mischief and matchmaking!A FAMILY FOR CHRISTMAS by Jean BrashearNASCAR crew chief Gib Cameron gets a crash course in life's little surprises when he sees his first love, Cassie Wheeler. Just what--or who--has she been keeping under wraps?
HAVE A BEACHY LITTLE CHRISTMAS by Liz Allison and Wendy EtheringtonAn island romance between Tiffany McMillan, the boss's daughter, and Jesse Harwood, a NASCAR team engineer, is strictly forbidden, but can they keep the passion at bay during a company holiday getaway?WINNING THE RACE by Brenda JacksonNASCAR driver Miles Gregory roars back into town just for a Christmas wedding--until a reunion with his high school sweetheart gives him a reason to stay...ALL THEY WANT FOR CHRISTMAS by Marisa CarrollSanta, if you're listening, all NASCAR driver Trace Collier's daughter and single mom Carrie Ferrell's son want for Christmas is a family. 'Tis the season for mischief and matchmaking!A FAMILY FOR CHRISTMAS by Jean BrashearNASCAR crew chief Gib Cameron gets a crash course in life's little surprises when he sees his first love, Cassie Wheeler.Just what--or who--has she been keeping under wraps?
Detective JD Cameron is on to something big. He's got evidence of a human-trafficking ring operating here in Austin, Texas. And he's targeted one guy as his way into the ring. But how can JD get close enough without alerting the suspect?The solution comes with actress Violet James. In town for personal reasons, she needs a bodyguard, and JD is perfect for the job. But this simple assignment quickly changes. An unexpected and powerful connection develops between Violet and JD-one that can't be ignored. Not only is it jeopardizing his objectivity, he's also aware he's not telling her the truth. Confessing all risks his career, but not confessing risks so much more.
A man who can't walk away from trouble-and a woman who's nothing butTraveling incognito, Zane MacAllister, Hollywood's hottest heartthrob, has at last eluded the rabid gossipmongers and curiosity seekers who trail him like a pack of coyotes hoping for a bone, and now he has the time and space to sort through his life and see what he's become.And then he comes upon Roan O'Hara, pale, thin to the point of starvation, a woman at the end of her rope. She's determined to survive the harsh winter in a ramshackle cabin in the Smoky Mountains-and her grit and vulnerability compel him to stay and help her out.This mountain woman has secrets, and so does he. But just when they're about to come clean with each other, the outside world catches up.Can they find a way to be together, this man who at every turn proves he's a real hero and this woman who has battles she must fight alone?
To Eli, the soul of my soul, the beat of my heart. . . The sentimental words of a love-struck girl. Gabriela Navarro had inscribed them in a book back when she'd believed she and Eli Wolverton would always be together. Before he'd abandoned her. Elihadto leave her, though-to protect her. Just as he has to protect her now, when she is facing a deadly threat she doesn't even know about. But this time Eli won't walk out on the only person who's ever believed in him. This time he'll be there to keep Gaby safe. . . whether she wants his help or not. Because when Gaby looks into his eyes, he knows she still means those words she wrote so long ago.
A man lost in grief.A woman who can heal him.A secret that could destroy everything.Honey Creek Cottage is the house of Jezebel Hart's dreams-and the place of Gamble Smith's nightmares. The place he built with his own hands, every stick and brick a testament to his love for the family he lost. The place now in disrepair, its gardens tangled with loss and neglect, much like Gamble's heart.He can't bear to live in it. Yet he isn't ready to let go. Not even to the vivacious Jezebel, who has put her volatile past behind her and wants to plant roots. A woman whose sex-goddess looks, Gamble discovers, can't match her strength and compassion.They come together out of mutual need, but find mutual healing.Except...she's hiding something that could shatter their fragile bond.
After a scandal torches her career, hotelier Sophie Carlisle vows to rise from the ashes. She pours her all into turning a run-down house in Austin, Texas, into a fabulous boutique hotel. Now, with the opening mere weeks away, Sophie is running out of both time and money!So when Cade MacAllister swoops in and offers to help, it seems like a godsend. And yet Sophie is leery. Why would Cade, a hotshot adventure photographer, want to spend his days swinging a hammer for her? Sophie has learned the hard way that everything has a price-especially trust. With so much on the line, can she risk her career-and her heart-on a wanderer with secrets?
Every Valentine's Day is a giftA day to celebrate your love--and the hope, the belief, that it will be everlasting.In Valentine's Daughters by Tara Taylor Quinn, it's a day to remember old promises...and make new ones. In Our Day by Jean Brashear, it's when love gets a second chance.In The Hand That Gives the Rose by Linda Cardillo, it's the day love finally bridges two separate worlds.
James Parker won't give up on his wife, Bella. Not after everything they've been through together. What started as an unlikely marriage between a blue blood and a rebel blossomed like the gardens Bella cultivates. But she can't remember any of it. Miles from home, afflicted with amnesia, she's safe in the care of a kind doctor--and safe from the memory of the betrayal that made her leave. Now it's up to James to remind her of their wonderful life together, to help her fall in love again. . . and to help her find the way home.
Then the baby came...Ivy Parker is a woman who can't stop crusading. Now she's trying to save a dusty Texas town.She's also a woman who can't stop rescuing lost souls-like Linc Garner, the impoverished carpenter who shows up one day at the café she runs.Linc and Ivy fall in love, but one thing is clear. Unless he can find some way to fulfill his family obligations, he'll lose the woman he wants. He may anyway, once she finds out what he's really doing in Palo Verde-and who he really is.But losing her will be twice as hard, because she's carrying his child!
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