Two moguls think that money makes the world go around--but in this classic romance from beloved author Linda Cajio, they're about to be reminded that love conquers all. When a stunning woman appears from nowhere to seduce industrialist Morgan Abbott, she shatters his steely composure and sends his pulse racing. Morgan has never felt compelled to make time for romance--until this mysterious beauty bestows a passionate kiss upon him before disappearing into the night. And when the temptress reappears in two other cities and again presses her lips to his, Morgan is completely undermined. Cecilia St. Martin couldn't be happier with the results of her prank. Distracting her rival while she buys enough stock to threaten Abbott Industries with a takeover is delicious payback for a loyal friend. But revenge is a dish best served cold--and kissing Morgan has aroused a fire deep within her. When Cecilia's virile prey discovers her ploy, she'll have to make a choice: conquer her darling enemy or merge her soul with his. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: The Redhead and the Preacher, Raven and the Cowboy, and Ride with Me.
In Linda Cajio's heartwarming novel, a feisty lawyer and a savvy businessman at odds must team up--and play nice--to save a lost child. When attorney Angelica Windsor is forced to work alongside software mogul Dan Roberts, she can't stop butting heads with him. Most infuriating is the fact that he's insanely sexy. But when they stumble upon an abandoned baby, she needs Dan to follow her lead--otherwise the child will end up in foster care, something Angelica cannot see happen. In the presence of social services, Angelica blurts out that she and Dan are engaged--and before the unwitting couple knows it, they're living together and acting as temporary parents until the newborn has a suitable home. Even though Angelica and the baby have disrupted his life, Dan is finding a lot to like about the unexpected turn of events. Secretly, he's thrilled that he has a reason to spend more time with the outspoken brunette bombshell. But Dan soon discovers that he's heading for deep water. Because playing house with Angelica makes him want the real thing--especially when he falls head over heels in love with her. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from other Loveswept titles.
A Confirmed Bachelor Stretch marks, teddy bears and tea parties were beyond the ken of Michael Holiday--syndicated single guy and quintessential unattached male. So what made him buy a home next to a single mom of six--and why did he want to barbeque hot dogs? A No-Nonsense Man Janice Parker's well-honed mother's intuition told her Michael was too sophisticated, too suave--and too sexy. No way was this man husband and father material. Yet, one by one he charmed her kids.... How would she survive seven against one?
The Holiday Heart Who's in charge? Boss-secretary romance...romance at first sight...malarkey! Nonetheless, Jared Holiday was buying into both and breaking all the rules after his Labor Day meeting with Alison Palmer, his new assistant. Alison's allure had Jared tossing his lawyerly sensibilities out the window with his old ideal-Mate list. Who's calling the shots? While the counselor persuasively presented his case for a conjugal union, it was his raw masculinity Alison couldn't deny. No woman could resist Jared's velvety voice, devastating good looks and fabulous body--but Alison had to. She was already married...to her other, undercover job.
In this seductive novel of corporate affairs, a sexy new VP proves that business and pleasure mix deliciously well. When Charity Brown accidentally catches a glimpse of the sexiest man on earth naked, the image is difficult--make that impossible--to forget. But he also happens to be her company's new vice president, and he's chosen her to be his second in command. He may wear tailored suits, but Jake Halford is all male--rugged and real, with a seductive charm that's almost too hot to handle. Jake wants Charity from the moment he sees her, but the urge to possess this woman goes deeper than a fling. He's a man who understands and craves the primal bond of a soulmate, and he knows that Charity may be his own. But as corporate warfare forces them to take a stand on the issues that divide them, will their fragile new love be able to weather the storm? Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Taking Shots, Along Came Trouble, and Hell on Wheels.
Love creates the perfect recipe for success when a sexy supermarket CEO draws a reclusive woman into a game of corporate intrigue. Ellen Kitteridge is doing her best to put a personal but very public tragedy behind her. Trusting any man--especially one who radiates power and sensuality like Joe Carlini-- isn't easy . . . but it sure is fun. She's never felt more alive as she helps Joe track down whoever is stealing Carlini family secrets. Playing spy games, with lust heating every moment, has taken her way beyond her comfort zone--and now she's wondering if she's gone too far. Carlini Foods is Joe's life, but Ellen, with her perfect mix of vixen and vulnerability, makes him realize how hungry his heart has become. Fate has made her his co-conspirator as he ferrets out a traitor in the ranks. Now it's up to Joe to make sure she stays close. Ellen may have been hurt in the past, but Joe's not going to give up on the best thing that has ever happened to him. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Along Came Trouble, The Notorious Lady Anne, and Unforgettable.
Twin brothers Jeff and Julian Diamond were confirmed bachelors--until their matchmaking grandfather made them a bet they couldn't refuse. Which Diamond will be a daddy first? Jeff had no prospects for a bride or a family until single mom Paula Helpern returned to Diamond Mount, PA. He'd never stopped loving her--and now he wants to be a daddy to her boys. But Paula's not convinced that he doesn't want to be a bachelor. Julian had been ready to ask Moira Carson to be his wife--when she told him she was pregnant, but wouldn't marry him because of a bet. Winning wouln't be easy for Julian, but now he can't lose Moira and his baby.
The Holiday Heart February 14th The doctor is IN...love! The arrow--as if guided by radar, or maybe Cupid--pierced Peter Holiday's posterior. Only archer Mary Ellen Magnussen saw stars when she looked into the sexy doctor's milk-chocolate eyes. But with the feather-tipped shaft protruding from his rump, she doubted he would ask her to be his Valentine. Pain may have made the always-in-control Peter delusional because he was besotted...with the one woman who was off-limits. As a scientist, he'd committed himself to eliminating romantic love, but as a man, he'd gladly be ravaged by it for one kiss from Mary Ellen's sweet, rosebud lips. Everyone loves the Holidays!
Richard Holiday Single, sexy--and up to his ears in dirty diapers and raging hormones, toddlers and teenagers and kids in between! Becoming an instant single dad put a major crimp in Richard Holiday's bachelor style. But the liveliness of three happy children made his house feel like a home for the first time ever. Now, everyone told him, there was only one thing missing: a wife. Callie Rossovich was a natural mom to the children, but all woman to Richard. She'd ignited a passion in him that he'd never known--and that he intended to hold on to forever. But while Richard had embraced fatherhood, was he ready to give up bachelorhood?
Temptation, temptation, temptation . . . a million-dollar showdown over real estate turns into love at first swipe in this romance from beloved author Linda Cajio.Even as he's sneaking onto the Barkeley estate, Jed Waters knows better. This is no way for the vice president of Atlantic Developers to behave. He may remember the secret path through the hedge maze . . . he may be able to outrun the dogs nipping at his heels . . . but he never counted on being greeted by Rachel Barkeley herself. Once they were childhood friends. Now Rachel is the exotic stunner in a Shaker sweater--and the owner of the property that Jed's company is so desperate to turn into condos.Seeing Jed after all these years fills Rachel with a kind of delicious fear. The gardener's son is all grown up, looking like he stepped out of a teenage fantasy. It's not Rachel's fault her eccentric uncle reneged on his deal with Jed, gifted her with the estate, and retired to a monastery in Nepal. If only Jed spent some quality time at the Barkeley house, he would fall in love with it and see Rachel's side of the story . . . which is why she kidnaps him and stashes him in the trophy room. But her gorgeous prisoner has captured something more valuable than any mansion: Rachel's heart.Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Flirting with Disaster, Taking Shots, and Long Simmering Spring.
In Linda Cajio's sizzling romance, a boardroom hotshot discovers heavenly pleasures with an unlikely angel. Catherine Wagner is leading a double life as the mysterious, anonymous Earth Angel, the passionate activist out to make Wagner Oil--and her greedy uncle--face the consequences of their dirty deeds. The key to halting the company's devastation of the environment lies in the missing portion of her grandfather's will. But the ruthless heartbreaker who can help her recover it is the last man she needs in her life. Miles Kitterage has wanted Catherine for years, and his desire for the unattainable beauty can't be cooled--not even by her obvious disdain. He knows she sees him as just another soulless businessman on the wrong side of her cause. But now Catherine needs him. And Miles will take that as his cue to prove his loyalty--and his undying devotion.
In this classic story from celebrated romance author Linda Cajio, a good girl and a devilish rogue discover a passion that's impossible to give up. When Matt Callahan arrives in the peaceful town of Hopewell, Vermont, he immediately turns heads. But most people believe that the handsome stranger, with his obscure motives, is nothing but trouble. Any respectable girl would do well to keep away from him--but the combination of devastating good looks, cocky confidence, and passionate intentions make Matt difficult to resist. Smart, respectable bank manager Liz O'Neal is a model citizen in the Hopewell community. Her upright image would forever be tarnished if she got involved with someone like Matt Callahan. But when an instant attraction leads to an illicit rendezvous, Matt leaves her senses tingling with every stolen kiss. Although she's tormented by the thought of ruining her hard-won reputation, Liz is certain of one thing: Matt leaves her breathless and hungry for more. 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.
In this charming tale, a love for the ages leaps off the silver screen, as a famous movie star emerges from his shell--once and for all. When Penelope Marsh last laid eyes on the gorgeous man standing before her, Richard Creighton had been a skinny nerd with glasses. Now he's one of the most popular actors in the world. The only reason he's back in New Jersey is to play the lead in a period piece directed by Penelope's cousin. But Penelope's too old for a schoolgirl crush--especially when the crush in question is a sexy Hollywood hunk. Still sometimes shocked to be the object of a pretty woman's desire, Richard is most comfortable with the cameras rolling, hiding behind the mask of his carefully crafted characters. Penelope's presence on the set brings back memories of his painfully shy childhood--and yet he's powerfully drawn to the willowy schoolteacher with the long legs and vivid blue eyes. Most celebrity romances must weather promiscuous starlets and invasive paparazzi, but Richard faces a different challenge altogether: proving that he's come into his own since he was a kid--not to Penelope, but to himself. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Along Came Trouble, The Notorious Lady Anne, and Unforgettable.
Celebrated author Linda Cajio unravels a tantalizing tale of a woman desperate to escape reality--and the rugged loner who's all but given up on his dreams.Judith Collier is running away from her life. She needs peace and quiet to focus on a very difficult decision, and except for the distinct lack of any kind of modern amenities, the isolated cove in Baja seems just about perfect. Judith knows that her wealthy and demanding family will never think to look for her in such a secluded spot. But there's one major distraction: The most gorgeous man she has ever encountered lives in this cove. And Judith can't escape from the reality of her physical response to him.Paul Murphy has no interest in babysitting Judith. He came to the remote Baja village to heal from tragedy. Leaving the LAPD after ten years on the job, ending his marriage, and losing contact with his young daughter has left him with a stone-cold heart. And yet, this beautiful stranger just may have the power to shake his foundation to its core--and remind him what it's like to believe in love again.Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Taking Shots, Along Came Trouble, and Hell on Wheels.
THE ULTIMATE...STUDLet's make a baby!Sara Johanson wanted a child and a family of her own more than anything. So when she showed up on her estranged husband's doorstep, she expected his signature on four-year-old divorce papers-not an enthusiastic offer to make babies with her. A whole passel of them no less!Something changed the driven businessman she'd married, but had hardly seen. With a menagerie of animals and an infant to baby-sit, Steve seemed more...domestic and more sexy than ever to Sara. But he still delivered knee-knocking kisses as skillfully as he'd negotiated deals. Steve always got what he wanted-and now he wanted to be a daddy.He's every woman's fantasy, but only one woman's dream come true.
When two strangers meet abroad in Linda Cajio's electrifying novel, the trip of a lifetime leads to a romance straight out of a fairy tale. Leslie Kloslosky would like nothing better than to wake up from her dream vacation. After landing in England, she's abandoned by her friend and targeted by a would-be burglar. Then Leslie is rescued by an unlikely hero: a charming professor whose sexy smile sets her pulse racing. Even though Mike Smith has never considered himself a knight in shining armor, this knockout tourist awakens his protective side and inspires him to take an impromptu road trip. They plan to see the countryside by day and explore more private sights by night. But Mike is not the only one with a special interest in Leslie. As he steals her heart, shadowy forces are waiting to strike--and take so much more. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from other Loveswept titles.
In this taut and tingling romance, two spies find themselves entangled in a deadly game--and a sweet obsession--as undercover takes on a sexy new meaning. His orders are to follow her every move. Luckily for agent Remy St. Jacques, this assignment comes with an unexpected benefit: His mark is drop-dead gorgeous. Too bad she is a traitor, a "turned" agent now trading state secrets for money. But when the unthinkable happens, and Remy is spotted by his target, he must make a bold move: forge an intimate bond with the woman, seduce his way into her heart, and discover what she's hiding. Only now Remy's not so sure she's guilty of anything--except making him fall in love with her. Susan Kitteridge had the perfect cover as a glamorous denizen of the Washington, D.C., party circuit. But when the spy sees something she was never supposed to see, she must flee the city and plot her next move. Susan's mind is in turmoil when a handsome stranger suddenly catches her eye. But the growing, burning heat between them just might lead them both into mortal danger. 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.
In Linda Cajio's wonderful tale of passion reignited, a pair of ex-lovers make a running start toward overcoming the barriers that have long divided them. Kate Perry's well-ordered world goes topsy-turvy when she brings a stray tabby to the vet with an injured paw. The doctor on duty is her ex-husband, Mitchell Jones, and seeing him again reminds her of the ecstasy--and agony--they once shared. But ever since her divorce, Kate finds that intimacy has just been too painful. So she avoids it at all costs--despite the way her body reacts when she gets too close to Dr. Jones. One look at Kate tells Mitch that the heat between them remains, although there are some major obstacles to winning her back. His disastrous second marriage--to Kate's high school rival--may be over, but it left him a single father to a daughter who needs him more than ever. Besides, Kate's different now, sharp and businesslike. But underneath the tailored suits and high heels, the fun-loving Kate is in there somewhere, and Mitch will find her again . . . no matter what it takes.
the holiday heartA Christmas Countdown'Twas four weeks before Christmas..."And Holly had to help Raymond Holiday find his heart by December 25-or he'd lose it for good. No small task, given that Raymond had dodged love for years, from his family, friends, women-though he certainly had a way with the latter. The mere sound of his silky-smooth voice warmed Holly with hot-chocolate heat, but his every kiss and caress sapped her elfin power. She only hoped Raymond found his heart before she lost hers.... Otherwise Holly would have no choice but to deck him along with the halls!"Linda Cajio takes her readers by storm...with humor and terrific storytelling ability."-Romantic Times
When the best-laid plans go awry in Linda Cajio's delightful, tantalizing romance, a highly unsuitable match leads to an unlikely love connection. Devlin Kitteridge is proud to be the black sheep of the family. But as the last unmarried grandchild, he's the favorite target of his matchmaker grandmother--and the only way to end her constant meddling is to set her up with someone of her own. Someone like Marshall Rayburn, the man she was engaged to more than sixty years ago, who is now a widower--and the grandfather of a very pretty, proper, and eligible bachelorette. Hilary Rayburn doesn't need to spend an evening with the impossibly arrogant Devlin to know that he's bad news--no matter how handsome he may be. And yet his plan to reunite lost lovers is too good to pass up. Hilary and Devlin will pretend they're a match, bring their grandparents together, and watch the magic happen. But after getting one sweet taste of trouble with her partner in crime, Hilary can't help wondering whether they should turn their charade into a reality.
In this steamy romance from Linda Cajio, a woman's quest for retribution is derailed by blissful nights and sinful desires--until she discovers that the best revenge is loving well. Jill Daneforth has come overseas to retrieve a prized emerald necklace from the con man who swindled it from her mother. But after arriving in England, she meets the handsome, aristocratic Rick Kitteridge, who may take her mind off her intended goal: to find the thief and take back what is rightfully hers. Rick proves a delicious distraction . . . but are Jill's secrets safe with the seductive blue-eyed devil? Bewitched by this vision of loveliness, Rick decides to court the enchanting young lady with all the fierce passion at his command. Torn between the desperate mission at hand and the man whose touch she cannot resist, Jill surrenders to Rick's wild embrace. Could he help her steal the necklace back? After all, he's already stolen her heart. 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.
In Linda Cajio's playful, sexy story of instant attraction, a feisty widow and a straight-laced executive discover love is a contact sport. Wearing an expensive suit and an air of bored calm, Graham Reed looks like a fish out of water at the ballpark. Even after enthusiastic fan Elaine Simpson soaks him with cold soda, he manages to keep his cool. Hot and bothered by this sexy stranger with broad shoulders and smoldering eyes, the perky schoolteacher insists on cleaning his suit. When he shows up at her door, Elaine realizes that the game has just begun. The busy owner of a successful pizza chain, Graham can't get the memory of kissing pretty, down-to-earth Elaine out of his head. But it's clear her teenage son hates him, and his own batting average when it comes to long-term relationships isn't impressive. So is he in or is he out? Only his heart has the answer--and he's putting it all into winning Elaine in a game called love. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: About Last Night, Blaze of Winter, and Lana's Lawman.
Author Linda Cajio ratchets up the intrigue in a thrilling story of two people who are inexorably drawn together--and desperate to stay alive. All Emily Cooper wants is some time to heal the wounds from her broken engagement, and Peraco, a city on the Aegean sea, seems like the perfect getaway--until a sudden military coup closes the borders and traps her in a roiling chaos of riots and armed patrols. So much for her relaxing European beach vacation. As she retreats to the American Embassy, a mysterious man insists she will be safer with him. Now Emily must trust an actual prince with her life--and resist the temptation to surrender to his intoxicating charms. Despite his royal family, Alex Kiros works hard to have a normal, everyday life in the States. He came back to Peraco to open a branch of his computer business, unaware that his uncle was about to go off the deep end and plunge the country into chaos. Now Alex is desperate to keep his presence in the city a secret while keeping this American tourist safe at the same time. The odds of them both getting out alive are slim, but there's something about Emily Cooper that makes Alex want to protect her--at any cost. 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.
In Linda Cajio's smart and sexy romance, a bold architect challenges a beautiful, reclusive videogame designer to play for keeps. It is Adam Roberts's face that Diana Windsor needs--his gorgeous, rugged, perfect face. But persuading Adam to let her immortalize it in her latest videogame demands a little payback--a date. But for a self-styled computer nerd with zero experience in romance, Diana is stunned by her attraction to Adam, especially since he's the brother of her biggest competitor. And when spies and sabotage intrude, Diana wonders if Adam's silky touch and sweet words are after something more than her body. Actually, Adam wants nothing more than to seduce Diana, but not for the reasons Diana has accused him of. Her sweet nature, her brilliance, and her guileless approach to life make her very vulnerable in a predatory world. He wants her, now . . . and forever. And he'll put his best moves into showing her that in the game of love, everybody wins. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: The Redhead and the Preacher, Raven and the Cowboy, and Ride with Me.
From acclaimed romance author Linda Cajio comes a sexy novel of seduction in the boardroom . . . and in the bedroom. Cass Lindley doesn't believe in mixing business with pleasure. As the major stockholder of a lingerie empire, she's built her career on shrewd tactics and defensive measures. So when the devilishly handsome Dallas Carter asks for her help fighting a crooked mogul, she can only assume his do-gooder demeanor is a ploy to swindle her shares. But after a week with Dallas, Cass begins to reconsider the one rule that she believes has helped preserve her success. In Dallas's fight to stamp out corporate corruption, Cass Lindley would be an invaluable ally. Willing to do anything to influence her votes, he agrees to work side by side with Cass in order to gain her trust. But when she finally opens up to him, Dallas finds himself spellbound by her fierce spirit and hardheaded integrity. He vows to accept whatever decision Cass makes--whether she chooses to help his cause or break his heart. 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.