Of all the ships on the Med, she had to sail on his?As captain of the cruise ship Alexandra's Dream, Nikolas Pappas is used to navigating his way through rough waters. But he hasn't been able to steer his heart in the right direction since the day he ran out on the only woman he has ever truly loved. The daughter of a shipping tycoon, Helena Stamos lived a life of power and privilege back then, and Nikolas knew a lowly deckhand had no future with a woman like her. Now, after fifteen years of heartbreak and regret--as suddenly as he had left her--Nick is back in Helena's life. While the years have passed and they have both moved on with their lives, the pull of their mutual attraction hasn't weakened. But even if they can see beyond their past and resolve their incompatible lifestyles--Nick left her once. What's to stop him from leaving her again?
Being led astray never felt betterBanker Kylie Kent is looking for a hookup. Granted, a rehearsal dinner isn't the best place to find a little man-action...until she spots Devon McKee. Devon is all temptation, right down to his melt-your-panties smile that always gets him what-and who-he wants.And he wants Kylie. But after a scorching encounter, Kylie makes it clear this is a one-time deal. That is, until she learns that she's his account manager.That could spell disastrous results for her upwardly mobile career. Worse, Devon's sinful suggestions that they chase their business with a giant shot of pleasure can't be ignored. Would it be so wrong to give in...and blame it on the bachelor?
Nikki Fine's debut as an exotic dancer is also her closing act. Because the moment she pops out of the "cake" at a bachelor party, Nikki manages to clock Adam Burke. Fortunately, he overlooks their collision, which leads to a very private-and satisfying-encounter.But it seems this fling isn't meant to be. It turns out Adam is a conflict of interest at Nikki's new day job-the one she can't afford to lose. Resisting him is easier said than done when he keeps showing up at her office. Maybe she can risk borrowing this bachelor one more time....
In the kitchen, pastry chef Melinda Edgeworth creates pure magic. Too bad that magic doesn't translate into her personal life. And that has never been more obvious than at her brother's wedding.<P><P> Lucky for her, one very eligible groomsman, Pete Dale, has her in his sights. The sizzle between them is almost too intense and Melinda walks away with a definite smile on her face.But their one night won't stay that way. Because suddenly they're working together at Pete's hotel. All that chemistry is interfering with their jobs. Maybe the only way to fix this is to get this attraction out of their systems. And never has a solution been so delicious!
'Through the Roof' by Karen Kendall When socialite Marina Reston's fiance loses his business, his pride will not let her support him. But she's not going to take it lying down--unless that's the best way to get back her man! 'Taking His Measure' by Cindi MyersSamantha Delaney is a lucky calendar photographer. Then her teenage crush, gorgeous Josh Kittredge, strolls into her studio-- all grown up. Her fantasies have suddenly turned X-rated. 'Watching It Go Up' by Colleen CollinsTough P. I. Gina Keys is assigned to follow a suspected thief--a breathtakingly hot 'skywalker' who fearlessly works on tall buildings. His presence makes her pulse rate soar--especially when they get busy several stories up.
Bohemian hairstylist and spa owner Marly Fine can handle almost anything. At least until she walks into the office of Florida governor Jack Hammersmith. . . ;when he's shirtless and hot enough to ignite every ballot box in the state. It's clear how he earned his player reputation. Thankfully, he's so not her type. Sure, his kisses may peel the polish from her toes, but that changes nothing!From the minute he sees her photo, Jack knows Marly is The One. Try convincing his too-practical-for-fate stylist of that, however. It'll take some serious persuasion. . . ;and rock-hard proof that politics makes for the lustiest kind of bedfellow!
Spa manager and massage therapist Peggy Underwood's new catchphrase is impulse control. No men - particularly jocks! She's going to focus completely on herself for a change. But as soon as former football player Troy Barrington walks through the door, Peggy's control takes a time-out. Especially when Mr. Sex-in-the-Flesh ends up lying naked on her massage table!As the new landlord, Troy is on a reconnaissance mission. He's looking for a way to close the spa. . . ;permanently. But as soon as he relinquishes himself to Peggy's hands, Troy knows he's headed for trouble - the kind with red hair and a smart mouth. And he can hardly wait to get there. . . ;.
Some men know exactly how to touch a woman. . . ;Sick of being told what she can't do, blue-blooded Kate Spinney has distanced herself from her arrogant, overly entitled family. Now living in Miami, Kate finds herself adrift in the land of spiked heels, thong panties and one very, very spicy hottie named Alejandro Torres - whose main goal seems to be showing her what she can do. . . ;to every delicious inch of his body!But Alejandro is living two lives: the one he shows Kate, and another as co-owner of a salon and spa. And what he actually does at the salon is his carefully guarded secret. Kate must never discover his hidden identity. Especially since nearly every woman in Miami is dying for his touch. . . ;
Art restorer Natalie Rosen never expected a legendary family heirloom, rumored to be owned by Catherine the Great, to suddenly turn up in her office. Then, just as quickly, it vanishes--along with the impulsive Natlie. Eric McDougal is the recovery agent. He lives to chase women--and stolen art and treasure. Now he gets to do both...
A woman who makes her living recovering stolen art and a sexy master thief are thrown together on a cross-continental journey while racing to find a priceless sword.
New to the art recovery world, agent Gwen Davies takes on her very first "repo" assignment: restoring a solid gold, bejeweled Venetian mask to its rightful owner. But she's mortified to find that she's stolen back a fake and worse yet, the client is her ex, Quinn Lawson. Both are forced to team up in order to find the real mask, leading them to the twisting canals of old Venice--and also in harm's way because of a centuries-old curse. Someone seems to want this mask even more than they do, and the growing danger forces them closer together than they ever expected to be--again.
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