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Under the Texas moon, Karen Leabo explores the deep longings that lead to romance in a poignant tale of young love and faraway memories, tender promises and revealing truths. His soul was at home in the West--whether riding a bull at a rodeo or working the family ranch--but his heart belonged to her. Though Sam Sanger had always planned on sharing his life with Callie Calloway, he understood, even in high school, that loving this woman might mean letting her go. He lost her when she chose college, refusing to walk a day in his boots. It was just a carnival fortuneteller's silly prediction--that Callie was destined to marry Sam. Still, Callie pulled away, afraid of sacrificing her own dreams. Ten years later, having become the editor of the local newspaper, she's finally ready to wonder: Was she wrong about Sam? When tragedy strikes, Callie and Sam are thrown together again, alarmed by the force of a first love that still burns with hurt feelings and unrequited desire. Only now, Callie will have to see if she's brave enough to make her own destiny. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Deep Autumn Heat, The Last Warrior, and Kevin's Story.
Karen Leabo spins a sexy, thrilling story of an FBI agent playing a dangerous game--and falling head over heels in love with his beautiful target. Special agent Clint Nichols has had suspected gangster Jimmy Gabriole in his sights for a while. Then Jimmy makes it personal and kidnaps Clint's ex-wife. Never one to back down, Clint takes action. His plan is straightforward: hijack Jimmy's sailboat, snatch the man's sister, and negotiate an exchange. But the moment Clint lays eyes on Marissa Gabriole, he can think of nothing else but getting tangled between the sheets with the stunning beauty. Marissa knew that spending the weekend on her brother's yacht was a bad idea. First Marissa discovers that she's prone to seasickness. Then she's taken hostage by a man who claims that Jimmy is in cahoots with the mob. Marissa should be terrified, but something about the tender, uncompromising agent steadies her nerves. As Clint fights to keep his mission (and himself) alive, Marissa learns that nothing is what it seems--and realizes that her abductor is slowly but surely capturing her heart.
When a close family friend is arrested for a crime they didn't commit, Amy is determined to clear their name. With the trial approaching, can Amy find the real culprit before her friend is convicted and sent to prison? The reader can once again work as a detective alongside Amy.
Karen Leabo ratchets up the suspense with a sexy tale of two people chasing tornadoes--and flirting with danger. Roan Cullen isn't used to feeling out of his depth. As a photojournalist, Roan travels the planet in search of trouble and chaos--and captures it all through the lens of his camera. But the woman leading him on his first-ever tornado chase makes him crazy. She's subtle, mysterious, drop-dead gorgeous, and always in control. If the conditions are right, Roan could end up with some incredible photos--and a newly broken heart. Victoria Driscoll is used to the "boys' club" that is storm chasing, but the man she'll be sharing the Chasemobile with for two solid weeks is unlike any of her meteorological colleagues--for a start, he's far more handsome. But Roan Cullen is a brash risk taker, the exact opposite of Victoria with her precise measurements and forecasts. As tornado season ramps into high gear, the elements are all in place for a massive twister--and an electric, shocking connection between these two chasers. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Along Came Trouble, The Notorious Lady Anne, and Unforgettable.
A no-nonsense cop falls for an unlikely suspect in Karen Leabo's tale of hot pursuit and hotter passions. Gunning for a dream job with the FBI, Detective Michael Taggart will not allow anything to stand in his way--especially not a thief whose lies are as distracting as her legs. Solving a high-profile museum robbery may be the career boost he needs, but the redhead claims no knowledge of the stolen jewelry, even after she's caught delivering them to a crooked dealer. Having been burned by a beautiful woman before, Michael doesn't want to believe her. And yet his gut tells him to look deeper. Wendy Thayer's week just went from bad to worse. After being framed by a client, she's drawn the interest of a hard-nosed--and hard-bodied--cop. Under different circumstances, Wendy wouldn't mind being cuffed by the sexy sergeant. But she's a personal shopper, not a criminal. With her business and her reputation at stake, she must convince Michael of her innocence. Will he break the case without breaking her heart? Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from other Loveswept titles.
Without a TraceTheir disappearances had haunted Detective Caroline Triece for longer than she cared to remember-young girls in trouble who had simply vanished. She'd known with chilling certainty that something was very wrong, and now she had the terrible proof-the cold, lifeless body of a girl who had just given birth....There was no room in her life for anything that came between her and her work-and that definitely included her disturbing new partner. It wasn't simply that Austin Lomax didn't share her obsession with this case. The real problem was that he was awakening feelings that she had thought were long dead....
In a tender story of fateful encounters and second chances, Karen Leabo maps the territory of true yearning and its power to heal old sorrows. Though it's been years since Sloan Bennett has seen Lana Gaston, time melts instantly when he comes to her rescue during a Texas thunderstorm. Lana was everything a teenage bad boy couldn't have . . . but she felt like his for three magical weeks. Then she broke his heart--and Sloan walked away from Destiny, Texas. But now he's back, wearing a badge, and wondering if fate has decided to give him another chance. A struggling single mom, Lana can't help looking back at all the wrong choices she made. With Sloan so close again, she's filled with old regrets and deep new longing. Could the silly souvenir of a policeman's badge, given to her by a fortune-teller, have more meaning than she ever dared to dream? Once, Lana didn't have the courage to tell Sloan how much she cared. So she hurt him instead. But as his sensual lips dare to kiss away yesterday's pain, she'll risk her heart to let him know that this time, she's his forever. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Blaze of Winter, Light My Fire, and Santerra's Sin.
What Paige Did on Her Vacation...Prim and proper Paige Stovall knew that Harrison Powell was after something...and it certainly wasn't her body! After all, Paige was just a small-town gal on a big-time vacation, not the type that a debonair, carefree bachelor would find appealing. Still, she wouldn't kick Harrison out of her bedroom-if he ever decided to come in....Harrison was after something, all right. The suave private investigator was searching for some stolen goods, and he was convinced Paige had the loot! The only way he could think of to get near her was to butter her up with loving words and longing glances.Then he made his biggest mistake-he fell for her...even though he was lying to her.
Not without my daughter... SHE HAD A PRICE ON HER HEAD... Jenn Montgomery had finally found a place where no one knew her name. A place where she-and her daughter-could live in peace. And then a mysterious stranger swaggered into her life. AND HE WAS READY TO COLLECT When bounty hunter Joe Andresi saw the black-haired waitress-with the blond roots-he realized his long search was finally at an end. Now all he had to do was get this ornery-if extraordinary-woman and her precocious daughter back home. Then the reward money would be his. So why was he suddenly feeling as if he was her captive?
Here is author Karen Leabo's poignant and heartwarming story of two people who have struggled through profound loss--only to find love again in each other's arms. The last place that recently widowed Millicent Jones wants to deliver her baby is on the front steps of her farmhouse, deep in the Texas backcountry. Luckily for Millicent, help is on the way, in the (incredibly handsome) form of Dr. Jase Desmond. Unluckily for her, Jase ushers little Mary Jane Jones into the world in the back of the ambulance. Overcome by her tenacity, the doctor makes a gambit for his pretty patient. And though Millie must admit he's quite a catch, she's just not fishing for a man right now--or maybe ever. Dr. Jase Desmond has been going through the motions for years. Ever since his wife passed away, Jase has struggled to keep his family together. He may be dreadfully out of practice when it comes to women, but Millicent makes him want to embrace life again. Despite her reluctance--and the fact that their oldest children can't stand one another--Jase is determined to prove to Millicent that loving him would not be a betrayal . . . but a perfect new beginning. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: The Escape Diaries, The Devil's Thief, and The Magic.
CELEBRATION 1000 The Wedding Night JILTED! Even though the entire town thought Jake Mercer had stood up Laurie Branson, Laurie knew Jake wouldn't be a no-show at their wedding without good reason. And then she was told he was dead. Now it's four years later, and in he strolls-handsomer than ever, with a chip on his rugged shoulders. Upon seeing this sexy apparition disguised as ranch manager, Laurie went from shocked to angry to intrigued. Now maybe she could get some answers about the past. And maybe her daughter could have a chance to know her real daddy. That is, once Laurie could find a way to tell Jake that's who he was.... THE WEDDING NIGHT: The excitement started when they said "I do!" CELEBRATION 1000: Come celebrate the publication of the 1000th Silhouette Desire, with scintillating love stories by some of your favorite writers!
WHO CAN YOU TRUST?Christine Greenlow wasn't sure she knew anymore. In just a few days, she'd been abducted from her spoiled-little-rich-girl existence and then rescued-maybe-by a man who might be every bit as dangerous as her kidnappers....All she really knew about Ryan Mulvaney was that he wasn't the innocent bystander he claimed to be. There was nothing innocent about this man. But he certainly had a way of making high-speed car chases, and even the occasional burst of gunfire, downright exciting....And maybe, when all this was over-if they were still alive-she's show him a whole different kind of excitement....
Single Guy Seeks...SolitudeJones Larabee had hightailed it to this godforsaken swamp to get away from everyone. It wasn't easy, but he'd had the noblest of motives. And he was doing fine, too, even without the female companionship-until beautiful Faith Kimball crashed into his life, bombarded him with questions...and she wouldn't take no for an answer!Single Woman Seeks...Her SaviorFaith Kimball was a dedicated professional who could never see beyond her next assignment-until fate threw her very life into the hands of Jones Larabee. She had to know who her rescuer really was-but could a search for his identity blossom into a journey of love?
Karen Leabo brews a steamy cauldron of romance and suspense as a spirited couple battles an ancient curse with the power to destroy their love. Following up on a tip, freelance reporter Nate Wagner tracks down a real-life witch, who as a child shocked all of Boston with her extraordinary psychic skills. But petite, blond Tess DeWitt seems like more of a lost soul than a sorceress. Nate's skeptical of all that hocus-pocus, anyway--until Tess's life is threatened by black magic. Can he gain her trust and help defeat her demons, real and imagined, before she disappears forever? Unable to control her ability to read minds, Tess hasn't let any man touch her in years. And yet brushing up against Nate is different . . . very different. But then the hex that's plagued her family for centuries comes roaring back to life, putting everyone and everything she cares about--including Nate--in grave danger. Now Tess's only hope lies in harnessing the supernatural powers she's spent her life pretending were nothing more than fantasy.
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