She's wanted by unknown assailants, the government...and the man sworn to protect her A man like FBI special agent Ash Stryker would never be caught dead at a speed-dating event. But that's where he tracks down Claire Molenski, a computer programmer suspected of selling government information. When he rescues her from a botched kidnapping, he realizes not only that she's innocent, but also that the only way to protect her is to pose as her boyfriend. Claire knows that their relationship is a ruse. Once the case is closed, she'll never see Ash again, and that scares her almost as much as the abduction attempts. But the way he acts toward her makes her wonder just how much of an act their relationship really is. And if she'll be able to survive long enough to find out.
Jedidiah Kleyn had been convicted because Erica Towsley hadn't come forward. So the night he escaped from prison, it was with one thing in mind-find Erica and make her clear his name. But the moment he laid eyes on the angelic beauty, his hatred was overwhelmed by the ferocity of his still-burning desire. And then he saw the child-his child.He'd thought that proving his innocence was all that mattered. But whoever had framed him was now targeting Erica and his little girl. And as the woman he'd blamed and the child he'd never known laid claim to his heart, Jed would risk anything to protect them. Because now there was nothing more important than his family...not his freedom, not even his life.
A Bride At Last?Her sister's wedding is the last place Colleen McClintock expects to fall in love. Especially when the object of her affection is a man who has never given her a second look at the hospital where they both work. Sexy, irresistible Dr. Nick Jameson may be everything a woman could want in a man. But he's definitely not husband material. Best man at his best friend's wedding is the closest Nick plans to come to marriage. Even if he can't stop thinking about sweet Colleen. When the bride suddenly bails, scandal starts brewing and the town is in upheaval. And Nick and Colleen have to decide whether to give Cloverville a wedding after all. . . .
FAMILIAR STRANGERS...Amanda Smith's worst fear had been confirmed: the man she'd sent to prison was getting released. After surviving a brutal attack that had stolen her memories, she'd spent the past six years looking over her shoulder. And she was getting ready to run again, when she suddenly found herself in the protection of Evan Quade-the husband she couldn't remember.But proof of Evan's claim was stamped on the face of her five-year-old son. Though she knew she should keep her distance, Amanda was drawn to the larger-than-life man who swore to defend her-and their son-from a madman bent on revenge. Now, with only each other to trust, could they overcome danger-and desire?
IN LISA CHILDS'S SHOTGUN WEDDINGS MINISERIES, A CONFIRMED BACHELOR MUST WALK DOWN THE AISLE TO PROTECT HIS NEWBORN SONSomeone is trying to kill bodyguard Parker Payne. But what's more shocking is the woman who shows up claiming he's the father of her child. The baby boy is Parker's spitting image, but how could he have forgotten a passionate encounter with this woman with caramel eyes?Sharon Wells has raised Parker's son since his birth. Now with a homicidal maniac coming after her and her son, it's Parker's unexpected proposal that may be the real danger. Sharon knows Parker just wants to protect them. But with passion flaring and a murderer intent on completing his personal mission, any distraction could mean the difference between life and death.
NAUGHTY OR NICE?Meet three sophisticated women who aren't above a little mischief under the mistletoe to relieve holiday stress. CHRISTMAS PRESENCE ~ Donna BirdsellYoung widow Astrid Martin wants to boycott Christmas-but her husband's ghost won't let her! Before long she has a tree, even a gift-wrapping job at the mall, where she meets the man who holds the key to her Christmas future. SECRET SANTA ~ Lisa ChildsWhen Maggie O'Brien receives gifts from a secret Santa, she suspects one of the three men in her life has finally wised up to how special she is. Who's the mystery man--her ex, her boss, or that good-looking car mechanic? Come Christmas morning, will true love be waiting under Maggie's tree?YOU'RE ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS ~ Susan CrosbyDivorcee Lauren Wright opts for a Bahamas Christmas getaway--only to be stranded at the airport by weather. But a very personable fellow traveler makes the time fly--and temperatures rise. Bahamas or no Bahamas, things are about to get steamy. . .
Prepare for an exhilarating journey across the boundary of death into a shadowy, daring new world. As darkness falls on another year, five fanged rebels are ready to celebrate like never before.It's a time for bloodlust and stolen kisses, for clandestine bites and forming new bonds beneath the mistletoe. Succumb to the forbidden as these powerful vampires give you a Christmas you'll never forget....Includes five red?hot vampire stories that will make the season sizzle!
Is the FBI agent her protector-or greatest threat? Again and again, the people Maria cares about are turning up dead. Hanged, crushed, drowned. And in spite of all her powers, Maria can't seem to protect them. All she can do is keep away from the ones she loves the most-and hope that the witch hunter doesn't find them, too. Because the hunter could be anyone-even Seth Hughes, the brooding FBI agent who claims to be investigating Maria for murder. From the moment they meet, the intense connection she feels with Seth tells her that their destinies are bound together...somehow. As the hunter claims another victim and zeroes in on Maria, can she risk getting close to Seth?
He'd been leading a secret life for years. But Thad Kendall got quite the surprise upon his return home-a child he'd never known about. The spy had left Caroline Emerson for her own good, never realizing she'd been carrying his baby and had raised his son alone. Now that was all going to change. Caroline knew Thad had returned to solve the mystery of his parents' murder-not to rekindle their romance. But she never dreamed that having the only man she'd ever loved back in her life would put her and their son in grave danger. For now they'd become the targets of the Christmas Eve killer.
Police officer Ty McIntyre was cursed to find a girl no one had seen in twenty years. And it was his job to save her from the dark forces swirling around her. He found her locked away in a psychiatric hospital, where she thought she was losing her mind. Born a witch, Irina Cooper was able to read other people's thoughts. She had never known the source of her power, or her true heritage--until now. Irina could read Ty's true intentions and sense his deepest desires. But with a witch killer seeking to destroy the Cooper legacy, could these ill-fated souls embrace Irina's gift and end her family's curse? And beyond that, would they be able to save each other?
Alaina knows she's lived before. And that a sinister secret lies behind her death. The gifted hands of a handsome lover. A gleaming knife and blood-curdling screams for help. That was all Alaina remembered from her past life and the reason she investigated serial murders for the FBI...including her own. Reclusive writer Trent was her prime suspect. An empath barricaded in a fortress-like home, Trent included details in his books that mirrored the murders...and that no one could possibly know. But one look at Trent and Alaina recalled their passionate embraces. Then the murders began anew...
GETTING MARRIED MAY BE MORE DIFFICULT THAN COMPLETING HIS MISSION. Nothing has fazed Logan Payne in his entire career as a bodyguard. That is, until he's tasked with protecting his biggest enemy. Stacy Kozminski isn't too thrilled about having to work with Logan either, but when attempts are made on her life, she knows he is her only hope if she wants to survive. Soon, a target is placed on both their backs, and they have no choice but to stage an engagement to protect one another. Logan won't let Stacy out of his sight. But is it because he doesn't want to fail his assignment...or because he's come to care for the gutsy and gorgeous woman-the only woman who's ever gone toe-to-toe with him?
Together for the first time in one volume, two classic romance stories from Sarah M. Anderson and Lisa Childs.A Man of DistinctionNick Longhair said goodbye to his life on the reservation without regrets-even though Tanya Rattling Blanket refused to join him. But when business brings him back, he finally understands what he exchanged for money and power. Tanya has been raising his baby! Determined to give his child every advantage, Nick isn't about to leave again...at least not alone.His Baby SurpriseProfessional hockey player Brooks Hoover is home to recuperate and map out his future...which wasn't supposed to include fatherhood! Yet there's a baby on his doorstep. Even more surprising, the once prim and proper Priscilla Andrews-now his boss-agrees to help him with the baby. All this domestic sharing makes him think he's more of a family man than a big-time sports star.
Friend. Lover. Groom?Running out on her own wedding is the only way Molly McClintock can stop herself from making the biggest mistake of her life. But running to her childhood friend Eric South could land her in even more trouble. Ever since the second grade, Eric's always been there for her. Now the wounded war hero is back in her life. . . and igniting enough sparks to turn friends into lovers. How could Eric forget the girl who accepted his boyhood marriage proposal? Now, twenty years later, he's getting a second chance. With Molly back in his arms where she belongs, will Eric finally get his lifelong wish and meet the woman he loves at the altar?
Brenna Kelly just took that fateful walk down the aisle. . . as maid of honor at her best friend's wedding. But when the bride's a no-show, Brenna suddenly has to cope with a runaway wedding. . . and her own runaway feelings for the jilted groom. Dr. Josh Towers is sexy, gorgeous and strictly off-limits. And that includes his adorable twin boys. Being dumped by his fiancÉe could be the best thing that's ever happened to Josh. Especially when he's so attracted to the curvaceous maid of honor. Brenna is the woman Josh wants, to have and to hold for a lifetime. With all of Cloverville watching, will the single father meet his bride at the altar after all?
I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU...BODYGUARD AND WIFE? When her real groom is kidnapped, Tanya Chesterfield convinces bodyguard and all-time crush Cooper Payne to marry her in order to fulfill the terms of her inheritance and secure a possible ransom. But when there are no demands for money, only attempts made on Tanya's life, Cooper's protective instincts go into overdrive. Nearly losing her makes Cooper realize he never stopped loving her, and their pretense as husband and wife resurrects the passion between them. Cooper has vowed to honor and cherish her, and he is determined to find the truth-even if it means in the end he must let Tanya go.
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Was he her savior or her worst nightmare? Ariel Cooper is about to marry her soul mate, but she has a secret. She can see ghosts. For years Ariel's resented her gift, believing it a curse. She's been hiding it from her powerful, brooding fiancÉ, David, afraid that he wouldn't understand. But now she has to tell him. Twenty years ago, she and her two sisters were separated to protect them from a man who had vowed revenge on the women in her family. And someone has resumed the hunt. Ariel knows she must warn her sisters before it's too late-the killer is closing in and his power is growing stronger. With David's help, they begin the search. But the closer Ariel comes to finding her sisters, the more secretive he becomes. Can she trust the man she plans to spend eternity with? Or has he been waiting for the perfect moment to destroy her?
Sundown by Linda Winstead JonesAfter distancing herself from a very attractive cop, vampire Abby Brown discovers she wants only one thing for Christmas--Leo Stryker. But when a murder investigation endangers his life, she may be the one to give him a present. . . . Nothing Says Christmas Like a Vampire by Lisa ChildsSienna Briggs never knew she had a guardian vampire. But, when she stumbles across the truth surrounding the Secret Vampire Society, her guardian--the handsome Julian Vossimer--has only one solution to save the woman he's loved for so long. Unwrapped by Bonnie VanakAdrian Thorne never expected to see Sarah Roberts again. But she's presented to him as a special gift. The vampire is elated to finally avenge the werewolf who broke his heart. . . except Sarah may be the only one who can mend it!
For generations, local residents have whispered about an evil menace lurking near the shore of the Lake of Tears. The recent murder of landowner Damien Gray's bride, Olivia, confirms the worst. Now, confused and heartbroken, Olivia's spirit survives death and seeks vengeance upon the man she desired more than life itself, the man she now suspects was her killer--Damien. But an angry shaman has his own vicious agenda, one that will bring Damien to understand his Native ancestry. Steamy passion and ancient vendettas will draw them ever deeper into a drama of a family's legacy, murder and a love so strong it can withstand even death.