What happens when a sexy history professor is challenged by a sassy Irish lass? Find out in this red-hot prequel novella to The Mighty Quinns: Dex!Ian Stephens is every inch the respectful English historian-right down to his houndstooth jacket. Yet Claire Kennedy was expecting her new research partner for author Aileen Quinn's documentary to be...well, old. Certainly not a gorgeous academic who sends Claire's libido through the roof! But Claire is strictly "shag 'em and leave 'em," and Ian has commitment written all over him.Ian is trying to be a gentleman, but something about Claire invites sweet, delicious sin. Even if it's completely unprofessional, the connection between them is magnetic. But the more they try to prove that it's just sexual chemistry, the more Ian realizes he's found the one thing that can't be catalogued and shelved-love. How can he convince Claire that the sweetest seduction lasts a lifetime?Need more heat? Don't miss out on the rest of The Mighty Quinns from bestselling author Kate Hoffman and Harlequin Blaze!
American heiress Payton Harwell is on the run--from her parents, from her fiancÉ, from her life! So the last thing she expects is to land in the arms of a rugged stranger in the Australian outback! And like it! Former football star Brody Quinn is dying for some excitement. After an injury cut short his career, he came home to his family's remote cattle station. And he's bored. At least, he is. . . until he meets Payton in the local jail and decides to take her home with him! It's instant attraction--for both of them. And they make short work of getting to know each other very, very well. But when their pasts catch up to them, will their hearts be able to keep the promises their bodies have been making. . . '
Charming the ladies has never been quiet Callum Quinn's style. Until he meets Irish beauty Gemma Moynihan. Luckily for both of them, the sexy cattle rancher has no trouble charming her pants off--along with the rest of her clothes! But Gemma isn't who Callum thinks she is. She's come to the ranch to investigate a decades-old crime. If she uncovers the truth, there's a good chance the Quinn family name will be irrevocably ruined. Gemma's damned if she does her job and damned if she doesn't. She's stuck--between a hard place and a deliciously hard man!
Will she change his world...or rock it? Yacht designer Cameron Quinn knows life can shift in a moment. But when he accepts his grandfather's quest-six weeks to start over from scratch-he certainly isn't expecting to be stranded in a dusty town in New Mexico. The upside? He's found himself working for a stunning private investigator...and the heat between them is hotter than the desert!As far as P.I. Sofie Reyes is concerned, Cam's desperation is her salvation. She needs all the help she can get with the case she's working on. And despite the serious chemistry between them, romance is definitely not on Sofie's agenda. But with six weeks of Cam all to herself, there's nothing wrong with getting a little naughty... All she has to do is figure out how to keep this drop-dead-sexy man in her bed-and out of her life!
Interior designer Jordan Kennally is furious when she's shut out of the family business and assigned to convert an old mansion...in Ireland. So long, Big Apple; hello, Emerald Isle! But then Jordan catches a glimpse of blacksmith Danny Quinn. Maybe there is such a thing as the luck o' the Irish...and she's hoping she's about to get really lucky. The attraction between them is instantaneous... and electric. And Danny isn't shy about introducing Jordan to another kind of Irish hospitality-one that uses beds in a far more interesting way. But she's his boss. He's an artist. Is it just a matter of time before her luck-and getting lucky with Danny-runs out?
Salesman Dermot Quinn plays the smooth charmer to perfection. But when his grandfather issues a challenge to his grandsons-start a new life with next to nothing-Dermot finds himself on the doorstep of a Wisconsin farm. And now he's face-to-face with a woman who makes him lose every bit of his cool!Farm owner Rachel Howe once had her own dreams. Now she's faced with ruin and losing the family business. On the surface, Dermot looks like he could be the answer to her problems, not to mention her empty bed and lonely nights.But six weeks doesn't seem so long when you find the love of your life....
Just the right touch... With her career on the line, Marlie Jenner is determined to make a top-notch documentary about beloved Irish author Aileen Quinn. Which means she needs a top-notch filmmaker; she needs Dex Kennedy. Dex is talented, well respected and Irish. He's also hotter than hell. And when they meet, he looks as if he wants to eat Marlie right up. Marlie does look delicious, but after a fatal accident during the shooting of his last documentary, Dex refuses to work on another film. Marlie has some very persuasive techniques, however, and after one seductive, drugging kiss, Dex is hooked-on the film, on Marlie, on the prospect of living again. But every documentary takes on a life of its own. And this one promises an ending that none of them could ever have anticipated....
Police chief Ian Quinn is used to dealing with the unexpected. But when free-spirited artist Marisol Arantes arrives in town, scandalizing the neighborhood with her blatant body of work, he doesn't know what to do with her-that is, until she shows him the joy of body paints. . . ;. Marisol has never met a man like Ian. He's so strong, so upright. . . ;so irresistibly tempting. If only Marisol wasn't hiding a few secrets from her past-secrets that Ian, as an officer of the law, cannot find out. . . ;. Still, with the blazing chemistry raging between them, keeping Ian distracted shouldn't be a problem. . . ;.
A forbidden fling...Jack Quinn has always been his widowed mother's fiercest protector. So, when his mom decides to reunite with her childhood sweetheart all the way out in California, there's no question-Jack's going with her, and to hell with the consequences....Mia McMahon isn't exactly thrilled about her wealthy father dating a woman from his past. She smells a gold digger. But once she meets Jack, she forgets all about getting his mother out of the picture-and focuses on getting him into bed!The attraction between Mia and Jack is intense, irresistible...and breaks every rule in the book. Then again, everyone knows that the most delicious affairs are the forbidden ones....
The woman lying unconscious on the Irish shore near Ballykirk can't possibly be a mermaid...can she? Still, architect Kellan Quinn wastes no time saving her life. And soon she's recovering in his home-setting his fantasies ablaze in his bed! But heiress Gelsey Woods is no mermaid. Instead, she's hiding from the mess she's made of her life so far. And something about Kellan-and Ballykirk-feels like home, especially during the holidays. Unfortunately, Gelsey's past is catching up with her quickly. And her only Christmas wish is that Kellan will still love his gift from the sea once he learns the truth....
How do you start a life from scratch? On a quest set by his Irish grandfather, businessman Kieran Quinn is trying to figure that out when his destiny comes sailing through the bus station door in the form of smokin'-hot country music star Maddie West. She's desperate and on the run. And Kieran's future suddenly looks a lot like trouble...sexy, irresistible trouble! The attraction between Maddie and Kieran is immediate...and electrifying. With Maddie hiding from the press and her overbearing mother, they impulsively decide to make a break for it. Now they're both on the run-and it's turning into one sizzlin' sexcapade! But they only have six (sex-filled) weeks to escape their fate...or find a new one!
Her guide to adventure...in and out of the bedroom New Zealand wilderness guide Malcolm Quinn is stunned to learn that his father's body-lost near the summit of Everest almost twenty years ago-has been found. The discovery stirs up painful memories for Mal, and brings eager reporters out in droves. He is ready to resist them all, until he meets the pretty little Yank who turns his blood to liquid lust.... Amy Engalls needs this story to make her career, but Mal refuses to be interviewed. Instead the gorgeous Quinn offers Amy the kind of adventure she'll never forget. She accepts, realizing she may be jeopardizing her future for a short-term fantasy. By breaking the rules, will she lose everything...including her heart?
There's no better man-for a woman-than a Quinn. Boat restorer Marcus Quinn is not going to sleep with the infamous Eden Ross. As soon as he discovers the poor little rich girl stowaway, he knows he should throw her overboard. Instead he tries his best to ignore her topless sunbathing and blatant teasing. But when that fails, what else can he do but give her exactly what she's asking for-frenzied, brain-numbing sex? And a little bit more. . . ; With her sex video scandal about to hit the tabloids, Eden Ross just wants to hide out on her daddy's boat for a while. Then she finds mouthwatering Marcus Quinn working onboard, and she can't deny herself a little fun. After all, if Marcus thinks she is some serial sexpot out to use him for his body, how can it hurt to prove him. . . ;right?
Research librarian Nan Galvin's days were fairly ordinary. . . until she came across a box of letters. They were glimpses into the life of the mother she hardly knew-which made her question everything she knew about herself. Now, Nan desperately needs the truth. And so she travels to Ireland, with its rolling green hills. . . and drop-dead gorgeous Irishmen! Songwriter Riley Quinn isn't looking for The One. After all, a musician isn't meant to settle down. Of course, that was before he met the American girl who makes his blood burn like fire. He can't get enough of her. She's his muse, his lover, his woman. And in a few days, she'll be going home...
Putting the wild into wilderness... New Zealand adventure guide Rogan Quinn doesn't deny he's a commitment-phobe. He learned long ago that there is nothing more dangerous than love. But that doesn't mean he won't indulge in pleasure where he finds it, and his newest client looks like she's badly in need of a lot of pleasure. Psychologist Claudia Mathison has brought five of her phobia-suffering patients into the wilderness hoping for a breakthrough, not to mention a break in her career. Instead, Rogan invites her on an adventure-and she has no doubt that the sexy Kiwi can take her higher and further than she's ever been. But Claudia has a fear of her own...that if she takes that adventure with him, she won't be able to find her way back. Or worse, she won't want to.
He didn't stand a chance...There's a curse in Sibleyville, Maine. Thanks to a long-ago feud between the Sibleys and the Quinns, residents are destined never to find lasting love together. Unfortunately, when Ronan Quinn steps off the bus in Sibleyville, he has no idea what he's stepped in...until the very sexy Charlotte Sibley gives him a job, a room and the scoop on her family's 200-year-old curse!Still, there's a feverish attraction heating up between Ronan and Charlotte. And with Ronan leaving in six weeks, they'll make every second-and every night-count! But now, convinced that a Sibley-Quinn marriage could finally end the curse, everyone in town is suddenly a matchmaker.But do Ronan and Charlotte really want to turn this Fun Little Fling into a Forever?
Her hero. Her savior. And her undoing. Rourke Quinn found her on the storm-tossed shores of Cape Breton. The woman in his arms was unconscious and bleeding. And Rourke knew her. Annie MacIntosh was the town outcast-a wild thing. And as untamed and beautiful as the Atlantic itself. This storm was just the thing to keep Rourke as close to her as he dared.... Annie grew up fiercely independent. She was a survivor, needing no one and nothing. She cut herself off from the town and society, relying only on her raw need for survival. But Rourke unleashes a hunger she never knew existed. This man-this stranger-satiates an appetite she hardly dared imagine. It's more exciting and more turbulent than that storm that rages outside. And Rourke has only one chance with the wild girl he can't live without...before losing her to a world he can never be part of...
Surrender is the greatest sin For adventure guide Ryan Quinn, a week in Fiji babysitting a hen party should be a cakewalk. Only, the bride turns out to be sexy movie star Serena Hightower, and the wedding turns out to be very much in question. Ryan wants to help Serena, but he's not sure he can trust himself with her-not when she is his every temptation personified... Serena Hightower just needs one week in paradise to figure out what she wants. Unfortunately, what she wants is the one thing she can't have-the rugged and charming Ryan Quinn. Serena craves Ryan's touch, the haven of his arms. But to be with him, she'll have to risk her career and her future, not to mention his. If she throws it all away for the chance at happiness, will he do the same?
For veterinarian Teague Quinn, life in the outback is pretty predictable. . . until his first love--his forbidden love!--Hayley Fraser, comes home and shakes things up. And nothing gets more rattled than Teague's libido. . . . Teague had been Hayley's childhood sweetheart. But there's nothing boyish about the sexy Aussie now. He's grown to be everything Hayley ever wanted in a man. Unfortunately, Teague's also a Quinn, and the feud between their families is still going strong. No way can they act on their attraction. Because getting a Quinn and a Fraser together is just asking for trouble. . . . The most irresistible kind of trouble!
LOOKING FOR MR. RIGHT NOW...Can a girl find love through the personal ads? After hearing about so many happy endings through The Personal Touch!, fact checker Nina Forrester decides to place an ad for herself.And she sure is happy with seriously sexy Jack Wright...until she discovers that Mr. Wright isn't so right after all....Multimillionaire Cameron Ryder wants two things: 1) to own The Personal Touch! and 2) to have sexy Nina Forrester in his life-and his bed-permanently. The moment he saw her ad, he knew Nina was the woman for him. And posing as Jack Wright, Cameron's managed to sweep Nina off her feet. Only, Nina doesn't know she's been sleeping with the boss....
Welcome to Twin Oaks-the new B and B in Cooper's Corner. Some come for pleasure, others for passion-and one to set things straight....Check-in: Bah humbug! That's what single mom Grace Penrose felt about Christmas this year. Grace was in charge of the annual Cooper's Corner Christmas Festival, and so far there was no snow, moths had eaten the pageant costumes, and the sleigh-ride horses had just been sold to Montana rancher Tucker McCabe.Checkout: Grace convinced Tucker to stay in town-with the horses-until after the festival. But with no vacancies at the Twin Oaks B and B, Grace was stuck with a cowboy houseguest. Grace's kids took to Tucker like an early Christmas present. Grace tried to resist. But with Tucker so near, she had the craziest urge to stand under the mistletoe...forever!
THE WRONG BEDHE'D ALWAYS BEEN IN HER DREAMS...Carrie Reynolds had one obsession: Devlin Riley. The sexy bachelor played the starring role in all of Carrie's most sensual fantasies. But to be the kind of woman Devlin desired, Carrie realized she needed to get a life. So she planned an adventure. One that included a boat, a bed...and Devlin?BUT NOW HE WAS IN HER BED!Devlin Riley was used to leaving a trail of broken hearts behind him. But his was never at risk until he woke up and discovered a gorgeous blonde sharing his bed. Only, the woman insisted that it was her bed-and she wasn't sharing. Little did she know that Devlin never walked away from a challenge....
Come to Camp Winnehawkee!For new experiences. (With boys!)For the great outdoors. (Where you can find yourself in nature. With boys!) For adults-only activities. (Best shared with men!)For venture capitalist Adam Sutherland, attending Camp Winnehawkee's reopening was a no-brainer. He's even reuniting with former camp counselors to chip in and help revive the camp. What he isn't expecting is to find a girl sleeping in his bunk. Or that the girl is none other than Julia McKee, who went from shy and awkward Good Girl to scorching-hot babe....But the good girl is all gone...and she's headed off to Paris! But before she goes, Julia intends to show her bad-boy childhood crush just how to put the "wild" back into the wilderness! And this time, he'll be the one left wanting more....
MILLENIUM 2000December 31,1999A moment of magic, a fresh new start.A chance...to get dumped?Maggie Kelley was on the verge of getting a new life, starting at the stroke of midnight when she announced her engagement to Colin Spencer. But when the clock struck twelve, Colin was nowhere in sight. And Maggie found herself wrapped in the arms of sexy-as-sin Luke Fitzpatrick....Luke had always had a weakness for Maggie, even when they were kids. But his "little" Maggie was now a gorgeous woman-a woman Luke desperately wanted in his life and his bed. Maggie had always called him her hero. Now he just had to convince her that heroes make the best lovers....Don't miss seeing the fireworks between Isabelle and Colin in #762 Always a Hero, available next month.
One convenient download. One bargain price. Get all August 2009 Harlequin Blazes with one click!Can you handle the heat? Harlequin Blaze books are steamy, flirtatious and fun! These stories tell it like it is, inside and outside the bedroom...and the six books in this collection sure to raise your temperature! Bundle contains: Unbridled by Tori Carrington, The Personal Touch by Lori Borrill, Hot Under Pressure by Kathleen O'Reilly, Sliding into Home by Joanne Rock, Storm Watch by Jill Shalvis and The Mighty Quinns: Callum by Kate Hoffmann.
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