EMERGENCY! Well, not of the medical sort. But one look at young, idealistic Dr. Ethan Brown and Joanna Dunn realized she had it bad-- and only the good doctor could cure her. And while she knew that dreams of white lace and wedding bells were not for her, was it so wrong to pretend, just for a little while, that she and Ethan belonged together? When it came to Joanna, Ethan, too, was stymied-- for here was a woman whose stock-in-trade was in reinventing herself. Yet whatever form she was taking now, Ethan was finding her impossible to resist. Dare he indulge his dreams of a future together-- even if she had a nightmare of a past?
Thirteen years ago Eric Lanagan fled his tiny Iowa hometown with wanderlust in his heart and a vow never to return. And yet, all these years later, who should pull into the old family homestead but Eric-now a world-renowned photojournalist-with a little pink bundle strapped to his chest. Not to mention a beautiful redheaded attorney on his tail. . . ;. And said redhead, Devon O'Rourke, was more than just an attorney. She was the child's aunt, and she had serious doubts about Eric's claim that he was the baby's father-and even more doubts about her own growing attraction to him. For his very presence was making her think thoughts she had no business thinking. . . ;and want things she could never have. . . ;.
The murder of Crown Prince Reginald, heir to the throne of Silvershire, sets off a torrent of violence and intrigue that threatens to tear the lovely little kingdom apart. Struggling to unearth answers and bring peace to the beleaguered realm, the investigators of the Lazlo Group must protect the royal family, as well as innocents swept up in the surge of events. But amidst the escalating danger, passion flares, desire awakens, and new love is born. Bundle includes The Heart of a Ruler by Marie Ferrarella, The Princess's Secret Scandal by Karen Whiddon, The Sheik and I by Linda Winstead Jones, Royal Betrayal by Nina Bruhns, More Than a Mission by Caridad Piñeiro and The Rebel King by Kathleen Creighton.
CAPTOR...OR LOVER? 0ne minute they'd been dancing...the next Laurie Brown found herself abducted, with a charming renegade, Apache cowboy Johnny Bronco, as her jailer. She was angry at his deception, but more furious with her own body for wanting the man with the fierce eyes and the skin-shivering voice. For wanting the man who held a politician's daughter captive in the name of blackmail... Though logic said otherwise, the mysterious cowboy's kindness and sympathy hinted at a hidden agenda. And even more inexplicable was the feeling that, if she could trust him, everything might turn out all right...
After tracking a serial killer through six brutal murders, detective Wade Callahan didn't know where to turn. Then Tierney Doyle, an empath and the police force's secret weapon, joined the search. Wade was immediately attracted to the beautiful blonde--but he didn't trust her abilities. He didn't trust her. Until Tierney uncovered a fact he couldn't deny. Someone was watching Wade--someone who might be connected to the recurring nightmare he'd had since childhood. And as he and Tierney both came into the killer's sights, Wade knew he'd face down death to keep this woman by his side.
He feared nothing . . . not even after a rock-climbing fall stripped Matt Pearson of his ability to walk. Now the former daredevil was gearing up for a dangerous river run that would test him as never before. So would seeing Alex Penny, his former partner and lover--the woman he let get away. But Matt wasn't one to resist a dare. . . . Five years ago, Matt had allowed his heartbreaking accident to come between them. How could Alex make him see that he was the same man she'd always loved? This time, nothing--not the river, not an unseen enemy, not even Matt himself--could stem the tide of their feelings, and of a passion too long denied. . . .
THERE GOES THE BRIDE All her life, Eve Waskowitz had imagined what her wedding day would be like, but jumping into a Dumpster, with train in hand and veil askew, to escape her prospective groom was not it. If she lived, there would be time enough to ponder her questionable taste in husbands--now the question was, where could she go? Who would help her? Enter FBI agent Jake Redfield, whose surveillance vehicle just happened to be within Eve's reach--and unlocked. He'd been after Eve's former groom-to-be for years--but one look at the disheveled, hysterical and utterly irresistible bride had Jake shifting his target somewhat. Was it too much to hope that he could get his man--and his woman?
Holt Kincaid was this close to finally reuniting a long-lost family. Complications arose when retired poker player Brenna Fallon foiled his plans for her joyous return. Undeterred, the P. I. refused to give up on this scrappy beauty whose inner anguish mirrored his own. Surviving on the streets had taught Brenna to call anyone's bluff. And Holt Kincaid was clearly using his smoldering sex appeal to gain the upper hand. But all bets were off when a dangerous opponent took extreme measures to get her back in the game. Now Brenna had to entrust her heart to Holt--or she might never find her way home again. . . .
Brooke Grant, a recovering divorcée, had good reason to lie about her past. But when she's falsely arrested for the murder of her ex, it seems everyone in her life has motive to lie toher-the vengeful local cops, a mysterious private investigator, even her adoring ten-year-old son. In fact, Brooke has good reason to trust no man. Until photojournalist Tony Whitehall arrives, storming onto her Texas ranch with irresistible charm and his own agenda of deceit. Half Apache and all macho, Tony never imagined his camera would bring him so close to Brooke...or that a shocking conspiracy would give him a shot at love....
Keeping a low profile was Corbett Lazlo's secret for success. But now the super-spy and elusive owner of the Lazlo Group had to confront the faceless assassin who was killing his agents--by making himself the next target. Then Lucia Cordez, his sexy head of IT, stepped into the line of fire. And the only safe haven for her was Corbett's isolated home, where guarding her suddenly became very risky. . . to his heart. For although Lucia claimed to love him, she could be the assassin's partner--and Corbett's deadly betrayer.
"Is my father a murderer?" Caring for a mother with Alzheimer's was heartbreaking enough for Lindsey Merrill. But when her mother made bizarre but adamant claims that Lindsey's loving father was a killer, it was too much to bear. So she turned to detective Alan Cameron for guidance. Before long, the single dad's soothing reassurances morphed into a smoldering attraction. Evidence quickly mounted that all was not as it seemed in the Merrill family. As a professional, Alan was obliged to pursue the case-as a man, he had to shield this special woman from pain. Would his shocking discovery break her heart just as he was making it his very own?
RITA Award Winning Author Appearances can be deceiving.... THE MAJOR PLAYER: Embittered Interpol agent Tom Hawkins. He'd sworn off women and family-until he met a suspect he couldn't forget, maddeningly attractive Jane Carlysle.... THE PAWN: Divorced small-town mom Jane Carlysle-known to complain that nothing exciting ever happened to her. But that was about to change-all because of an irresistible, enigmatic stranger whom she found captivating in more ways than one.... THE GAME: Who Can You Trust? THE STAKES: Higher than either one of them could have imagined. They were playing for keeps-as far as each other was concerned!
Away in a...truck stop? FA LA LA LA...LABOR! Okay, maybe driving solo cross-country in her eighth month wasn't the most brilliant idea Mirabella Waskowitz had ever had. And maybe she should have turned back when she heard the blizzard warnings. But the feisty mom-to-be certainly didn't need advice from that strapping Southern trucker who kept crossing her path.... UNTIL HER WATER BROKE. Here it was Christmas Eve, and single dad Jimmy Joe Starr wanted only to be home with his young son. Instead, he was snowbound with a beautiful "virgin" who was about to give birth. Jimmy Joe had long ago stopped believing in miracles. But Mirabella and her baby were about to change that....
FOR HER CHILD's SAKEYears ago, Charlene "Charly" Phelps had been talked into leaving her hometown and her baby behind-to giver her son the life she never could. Then, on a visit home, she saw a picture of a boy who seemed impossibly familiar-and knew she had to get out of town. Again. How she ended up in jail was another matter-the question was, how could she get out? She had only one phone call.......which Troy Starr happened to answer. He knew that Charly had a reputation for trouble, but troubleshooting was Troy's business. And though she acted as if he was the last man on earth she wanted to be near, Troy figured it was only a matter of time before this soft-at-the-core lady fell for him-and time was something Troy had plenty of....
HOLDING OUT FOR A HEROTemporarily impoverished-and lawsuit-plagued-single mother Summer Waskowitz Robey knew, as she stood alone in court, how badly she was in need of a rescuer. But she never would have dreamed that said rescuer would come in the form of handsome, aristocratic man-about-town Riley Grogan, who also happened to be her opposing counsel!Inveterate-and child-resistant-bachelor Riley was the last man Summer could have imagined would take her, and her kids, into his perfectly manicured home. The last man she could have imagined falling for, hard. The last man she could have supposed needed the love that she and her children had to give....But this time, maybe appearances were deceiving....
Struggling actress Abigail Lindgren feels it's her duty to notify her roommate's family of Sunny's murder. Problem is, a tangled web including lies, a reclusive grandfather and an inheritance makes things more than complicated. Impersonating Sunny in the mountains of California-just for a while-is part of the plan. Getting tangled up with sexy rancher Sage Rivera is not.Sage stands to lose it all. He doesn't need an attachment to Sunny or her well-kept secrets. He can't shake the feeling she's hiding something big. But she needs a protector, a friend, a lover to give her the passion she's been missing...and he decides he's the only man for the job.
RENEGADE ROYALParis is the perfect haven for a runaway prince. Until a black-garbed figure trailing a tantalizing perfume steals into Nikolas Donovan's hotel room. And something about his sensual assailant is hauntingly familiar. . . . But all bets are off when bounty hunter Rhia De Hayes's latest assignment turns out to be the man with whom she once shared a heart-stealing kiss. Her mission is to bring Prince Nikolas back to Silvershire. Trouble is brewing there, and Nikolas plunges into a hotbed of scandal and intrigue, ready to risk the throne itself for a love that comes but once in a lifetime. . . .
When agent Ellie Lanagans "husband" was suddenly taken ill, she knew she needed a replacement, pronto. The least likely candidate for the job: seeming drifter McCall - no last name, just McCall - who had saved her neck three times already. So should she offer her. . . hero the chance to save her from the enemy? Or was he the enemy? Obviously McCall had a soft spot for the pretty tourist he called Cinnamon, but she was driving him crazy in more ways than one. Who was she, really? An innocent, married woman with incredibly poor judgment? Or part of the biggest scam this side of the Caribbean? And by getting involved with her, would he wind up in jail? Or in her arms?
Pregnant and on the run, Rachel Malone Delcorte is the only witness to the murder of two federal agents. Mob boss Carlos Delcorte wants her baby-his grandson-and he wants Rachel dead. But as fate would have it, sheriff's deputy Jethro "J. J. " Fox gets to Rachel first. After delivering her baby and seeing her safely to her billionaire grandfather's estate, he's sworn to protect the beautiful widow. Keeping mother and son safe isn't the problem for J. J. -he's used to handling the bad guys. Matters of the heart-that's a whole different story. He's always had his own agenda. One he's not sure Rachel can accept....
Eight years ago, Jessie Bauer's life had changed forever. Now it was about to change back. For the man she had loved with all her heart and soul-the one she had finally learned to live without-was coming home to her at last. Alive and in one piece-or was he?Military pilot Tristan Bauer had spent eight years in a living hell, not sure if he was dead or alive, with only the memory of his beautiful Jessie to keep him going. Now she was in front of him, his for the taking. If only he could. Because in every way that mattered, Tristan knew the husband he'd been had died that day. And left his ghost in his place...
A stolen kiss, a midnight visit-and suddenly oil baron Cade Gallagher found himself married to a virginal Tamiri princess! Honor demanded Cade pledge himself to Leila Kamal to save the lovely princess's reputation. Only the two of them knew the truth-that Leila remained untouched. Come hell or the devil's own temptation, Cade vowed to keep her that way....Leila might be innocent, but she knew the agony of forbidden desire when she saw it in a man's eyes. Her tall, stubborn Texan of a husband might think he was being noble. But honorable intentions were no match for a princess determined to be a wife...in every way!
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