Rescuing a stranded mother and baby from a raging blizzard hadn't been a part of Lance White Eagle Steele's plans. He'd wanted to be home in Montana for Christmas Eve, but he couldn't abandon Marcy Griffin. His plans hadn't included getting snowed in with her, either...or tasting those fiery kisses. She was all wrong for him, so why did she feel so right in his arms?Marcy wasn't sure what to think of Lance, except that he was generous, charming and absolutely mouthwateringly sexy. And entirely off-limits-she didn't need another man controlling her life. Her heart and body had other ideas, however. Could this spark of passion between strangers ignite into something much more?
Two stories of private investigators hot on the trails of the women they love...just in time for Christmas!Holiday Protector by Marilyn PappanoThe last person Miri Duncan wants to see on her first day out of jail is P.I. Dean Montgomery-the man who put her there. But when their cross-country drive turns dangerous, she can't deny that Dean's protection is good for her. But is it good for her heart?A Chance Reunion by Linda ConradWho is the mysterious woman who looks so much like his dead wife? Gage Chance doesn't know, but he has to find out. And when bullets begin to fly, he'll risk his life to save hers and get to the bottom of things. Will the truth be more than he can handle?
Love goes under cover with these three passionate holiday reads!Open Seasonby Marilyn PappanoNatalia Parker's frightening past was back to haunt her and Josh Saldana-the man she once betrayed-was the only man she could trust. Would this Christmas be a time for redemption?Second-Chance Sheriffby Linda ConradSingle father Cameron Farrell never expected to reunite with old flame Tara Jackson during the worst blizzard in Colorado history. Tara needed the rugged ex-sheriff's help-but seeking safety in his home might reawaken long-dormant desires.... Saving Christmasby Loreth Anne WhiteFour years apart from his ex-wife, Cass Rousseau, and Jack Bannister had never given up on their dream of love. Could the Special Forces soldier keep the war correspondent safe and make this the perfect Christmas for coming home-together?
More than a year had passed since FBI agent Carly Mills's partner disappeared without a trace. Then, just when she'd almost given up hope, she found him, working as a cowboy on a Texas ranch. But, incredibly, he had no memory of his true identity-or the shattering passion they had once shared. . . . ;She ached to take Witt Davidson in her embrace and tell him who he really was, what he had always meant to her. But what if he could never remember the sizzling desire that had constantly flashed between them? And what would he do when he learned of the beautiful child their love had created. . . ;?
Bodyguard Sheik by Linda Conrad Expert marksman Morgan Bell is one of the best in the world. She agreed to one last assignment, never expecting to find sexy Sheik Karin Kadir heating up the cold desert nights. It leaves her longing for more much more than his protecting her life. Sheik's Captive by Loreth Anne White Kathleen Flaherty's desert search for her sister leads her into captivity by a terrorist cell. Her beauty doesn't go unnoticed by her captor, Sayeed Ali. Working undercover for the FBI, Sayeed never counted on discovering love in a land as wild and as untamed as his captive's heart. Will he be able to save her and her sister in time?
The leather-jacketed stranger was clearly as dangerous as any man Randi Cullen had ever set eyes on. But she couldn't abandon him-or the defenseless baby with him-to the rainswept Texas night. . . . ;She offered them both a refuge on her isolated ranch. And when she learned that Manuel Sanchez was an undercover federal agent hunting a ruthless killer, she even agreed to marriage-in name only-to protect his cover. . . . ;But having this man in her life was touching off a storm of desire in an untouched woman's heart-a storm from which she feared she would never find shelter. . . . ;
Abby Gentry never wanted to risk losing her heart to anyone. But when she rescues her old high school crush from certain death, her virginal innocence is swept away by flames of desire. Sexy Comanche Gray Parker will do anything to thank Abby for saving him-even masquerade as her fiancé to save her from her matchmaking brother. Before long her flashing green eyes and sensuous lips ignite the passions in his soul. But to win this woman he so desperately wants, his heart will have to battle his traditions-and win!
After a devastating car accident killed his wife, injured racing celebrity Cal Gentry came home To The family ranch to nurse his wounds and find a nanny for his infant daughter. And when tantalizing, dark-haired angel Bella Fernandez appeared at his door, Cal thought she was the answer to his prayers. He didn't expect the blazing passion that her presence sparked within his soul. But danger had followed the south-of-the-border beauty To The Gentry ranch, where she discovered even greater peril in Cal's sensual embraces. Could the blissful haven of their passion heal Cal and Bella's wounded hearts?
Rancher, security expert, family man. Cinco Gentry has already had enough excitement for one lifetime. Now all he wants is to run his ranch-and his family-without any complications. Until the arrival of U. S. Air Force Captain Meredith Powell changes everything. Forced to stay at the ranch for her own safety, she resists Cinco at every turn, until danger drives her into his passionate embrace. But will the sexy cowboy be enough to satisfy her thirst for adventure once the danger is gone?
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The trail had gone cold in Major Colin Fairfax's highstakes murder investigation. Then danger struck. . . and he took a bullet for a feisty redhead who had information on his brother's killer. Maggie Ryan assaulted his senses with her potent beauty, yet Colin's hackles rose when he realized the P. I. was keeping secrets. Tainted by dark misfortune, Maggie refused to let Colin's orphaned niece become collateral damage in the Mexican drug trade. However, she was less certain about her feelings for the overprotective Brit who kissed her breathless one minute and roused her Irish temper the next. But nothing would prevent her from bringing Colin home to Texas to face down their enemy. . . .
Two Lone Star stories from bestselling author Linda Conrad! TEXAS COLD CASE Determined to solve the cold case of his mother's murder, Colt Chance returns home to Texas. Turns out the new deputy sheriff is the woman who broke his heart. But when someone targets Lacie, Colt'll have to decide between the vengeance he seeks and protecting the one he still loves.... TEXAS LOST AND FOUND After witnessing a murder, firefighter Nina Martinez finds an ally in medic Josh White. On the run, they discover that Nina is the long-missing Chance sister, Cami. Will Cami embrace the love from Josh and her real family before it's too late?
Susannah Paul had been grateful to the Devotees for helping her when she was pregnant and alone. But when her baby was born with a minor defect, she discovered the horrible truth about Cold Plains. And she ran. Desperate and exhausted, she found refuge at the Pierce ranch...and a savior in surly Nathan Pierce.Nathan had plenty of reasons to distrust the Devotees...and Susannah had been one of them. But as the delicate beauty insinuated herself into his life and his heart, Nathan realized she was different. And very much in danger. Soon nothing mattered more than protecting Susannah and her child from the evil closing in around them.
"Twinkle twinkle little star. I know where you are."Another threatening note sent to a beloved child star. But this time, the stalker got inside the house. Desperate to protect her young charge, guardian Blythe Cooper is grateful for the tall, strong bodyguard now standing sentinel at their door. Until Ethan Ryan awakens feelings in Blythe she can't acknowledge.The former secret service agent turned bodyguard makes it his mission to protect children. The rules: never make it personal, and everyone walks away alive. Amendment: somehow, someway, keep beautiful Blythe and the little girl out of his heart--and safe by his side.
Rule #1: Stay out of itJosh Ryan knew he wasn't going to heed his own warning. A single mom and a baby on the run? Two men in hot pursuit? Josh's ranger training and his Texas roots left him no choice--he was hardwired to help. Rule #2: Do anything to save her But the battle-scarred ex-soldier didn't want to be a hero. And now the very worst had happened--he had fallen in too deep. Clare had gotten under his skin, and her little son was looking at him with adoring eyes. He'd broken the unwritten code, making Clare even more of a target in the process. To save her, he would have to do the unthinkable. He'd have to make her go. . . .
Jass O'Reilly doesn't trust ex-agent Tarik Kadir. A bedouin from an ancient tribe, the dark and brooding Tarik isn't who the lovely CIA agent wants by her side as she tracks down rogue nuclear weapons. Besides, the mysterious sheik is just too handsome for an agent-the passion burning in his eyes a little too hot. Tarik knows Jass doesn't want him by her side as they delve deeper into the sultry Rio nightlife. Well, tough. But before the Carnivale is over, he will have to question everything he thought he knew about his mission, his job and his family. His own heart, he just might find, is the traitor.
The night before their wedding Reid Sorrels had disappeared without a trace, leaving Jill Bennett with the ultimate keepsake. Now, ten years later, Reid was back in town, and Jill held fast to the deception that was her only defense against a broken heart. The pain of seeing Jill again was almost too much for Reid to bear. He'd sworn to forget the daddy's girl who hadn't cared enough to find him, but how could he stop his heart from aching at the sight of her. . . ;or forgive her for not telling him about their son?
Vowing to protect his people on the Navajo reservation, FBI agent Kody Long joined a secret brotherhood and stood guard in the night against a mystical foe - a clan of evil shape-shifters. But when the enemy targeted beautiful Reagan Wilson, a scientific genius who'd come to the reservation to find her missing father, Kody faced another threat. Being with Reagan stirred a fire within him, awakening a forbidden passion he tried hard to ignore. He'd sworn no woman would distract him from his duty, but protecting Reagan meant keeping her close. A dangerous situation if their enemy discovered his potentially fatal weakness. . .
Navajo Tribal Special Investigator Hunter Long couldn't believe the news. Spoiled beauty Bailey Howard, abducted with a baby? Well, the woman who'd caused him no end of heartache wouldn't be in danger for long. Hunter was the best tracker on the reservation-he'd save them both. Without letting Bailey get under his skin again. But rescuing both at once became impossible. For the kidnappers belonged to a group of mystical and deadly shape-shifters, and even Hunter couldn't easily escape them. Together, they might stand a chance-if he could resist the force of this new Bailey, no longer spoiled heiress, but all woman. . . ;.
Navajo medicine man Lucas Tso had a special gift-psychic powers, coupled with vivid dreams about a mysterious woman. But when he came face-to-face with her, he wasn't prepared for the feelings that stirred within him. FBI agent Teal Benaly was investigating a murder on the reservation, and Lucas wanted to protect her from the evil shapeshifters that had declared war on the Navajo people. Dark forces tempted him to their side, and he'd need Teal's help-and her love- to keep him alive.
Proud member of the Navajo brotherhood, Michael Ayze had big troubles. Evil shape-shifters were hunting innocents on tribal land. And now his brother's widow had appeared in the midst of the danger, reigniting deep emotions he'd denied for years. Michael was ready to fulfill his oath to protect his people. But with Lexie in his home, the shifters had a pawn that could bring him to his knees. Even as Michael tried to resist her, all the forces in the universe seemed to be urging them closer than ever before-to each other and to the deadly danger waiting in the night.
From the moment Dr. Victoria Sommer laid eyes on sexy Navajo medicine man Ben Wauneka, her dreams filled with images of Ben protecting her, holding her - making love to her. But Tory had a lot to learn about Ben's world, and with an eerie enemy stalking her, she had to learn fast. Evil shape-shifters Ben had sworn to destroy had targeted Tory. And while she had captivated him, he couldn't forget the vow of celibacy he'd made to protect his people, nor the secret he had to hide as long as he could. With their beliefs clashing and desire rising to fever pitch, Ben had to choose between duty and the woman he was forbidden to love.
A huntress determined to save her people A panther stalking her prey, Sunnie Begay knew when to raise her rifle. . . and fire. But instead of shooting her enemy, she stared into the face of a stranger. A hunter on a mission Cisco Santiago had come to the desert seeking answers about his father's death. Now he'd almost been killed by a woman on a deadly mission of her own. A passion too powerful to resist Navajo-born Sunnie wasn't who she seemed. Neither was the bounty hunter who awoke dangerous desire. Together, could Cisco and Sunnie right the wrongs of the past?
Sheik Shakir Kadir, scarred by warfare and lost love, is ready for the ultimate confrontation. But his deadly mission to bring down his family's archenemy is compromised by the discovery that the princess who destroyed his heart is now a prisoner. Held captive in a war-ravaged country, Nikki Olivier has her own life-or-death task to complete: bring her kidnapped son home alive. Her only hope is Shakir, the man she's never stopped wanting. Royal obligation had forced her to hurt Shakir and keep the volatile secret that her missing child is alsohis. Once the truth is revealed, will they create their own family legacy-or will it be their destruction?
Sheriff Jericho Yates was about to marry a friend as a favor when a gorgeous damsel appeared, dodging bullets and running for shelter. He had to help this woman who didn't know who she was. Rosie wished she could tell Jericho why she'd been running--and how she'd ended up pregnant. She did know she was falling in love with the handsome, engaged sheriff. Then Jericho's marriage was called off. . . and he showed Rosie how far he'd go to keep her safe. But once her memory returned, would they lose their chance for a future together?