Her cover: sexy heiress on a French Riviera spree. Her mission: find the terrorist hacker threatening to shut down America's power grid. And SEXTANT agent Tess Bradshaw plans to play this first assignment strictly by the book. But to successfully stay under cover, she needs ex-CIA agent Cameron Cochran's wild-card expertise in breaking all the rules. Cameron has taken this case strictly to clear his name. Helping this innocent newbie strip down to her secrets to play bad-girl bait is a nice but distracting bonus. With the clock ticking and lethal mercenaries closing in, surrendering to each other might be their only chance.... --This text refers to the Kindle Edition edition.
Which Was The True Jonathan Chadwick? The childlike innocent or the sophisticated cynic who despised society? Whatever the man's mysteries, Kathryn Wainwright was determined to uncover them. Especially when her incessant questions uncovered a passionate soul that she found herself helpless to resist. Jonathan Chadwick swore there could not exist a more maddening woman than Kathryn Wainwright. The cheeky writer for an outrageous gossip sheet seemed hell-bent on destroying him. And the desire that flared between them was becoming impossible to ignore!
ORDINARY DREAMS Preschool teacher Mary Shaw craved nothing more adventurous than car pools and cookie baking. Then FBI agent Ford Devereaux swept her off her feet--literally--and into his murky, perilous world. Did she dare believe her muscular, magnificent captor when he promised to protect her? EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES Ford had Mary's best interests in mind--so he'd abducted her and almost gotten her shot. No wonder she seemed less than thrilled about being alone with him! But a murderer was stalking her, and Ford had a job to do. First, he'd save Mary's life--then he'd convince her to spend the rest of it with him!
SHE WAS ALL HE HAD EVER WANTED When Edouard Gillet, Comte de Trouville, wed the beauteous Lady Anne of Naincroft, he thought he had found his heart's desire. But was the passion he had willingly declared from the battlements shared by his newly pledged bride? Or would the unspoken secret still between them destroy their newfound happiness? Though it would break her heart, Anne prayed that Edouard would leave Scotland behind and return to the Court of France. For the longer he stayed, the greater the risk he would discover that her son was not all he seemed--and the mighty comte was surely not a man who could accept anything less than perfection.
THREE COUPLES. THREE VOWS. THREE WEDDINGS COME TRUE.A Bouquet of Thistles by Lyn StoneSince they were betrothed as children, John, Lord Greycourt, and Alys of Camoy have not set eyes on one another. Alys is overjoyed when John returns home-until she realizes that he has no intention of marriage. This is one battle that she cannot let her warrior win!Paying the Piper by Gail RanstromMiss Chloe Faraday has been engaged to Captain Sir Anthony Chandler for years, yet she doesn't even know what he looks like. She can't quite recall the dashing officer who proposed to her in a letter. Now the war is over, he expects to claim his bride. But Chloe has a mind of her own, and will not be compelled into marriage.Battle-Torn Bride by Anne O'BrienForbidden to marry the man of her choice, Lady Beatrice Somerton was forcibly wed to another. Now her husband has met his death on the field of battle-perhaps by the hand of her first and only love. Should she still want such a man?
Badly scarred Captain Caine Morleigh must marry to inherit. Who better than the homeliest young woman left over at the end of the London season? After all, she will require little attention to keep her happy....Lady Grace Renfair leaps at the only chance to escape her emotionally abusive uncle and accepts Caine's proposal. Soon she blooms with confidence and beauty, causing her husband's forbidding exterior to crumble.If she could only reach beyond his scars to the gentleman beneath....
COMPASS agent Grant Tyndal had been dispatched to Germany to rescue CIA translator Marie Beauclair from her terrorist captors. But the mission had already been accomplished. The resourceful undercover agent not only escaped, she vowed to go after her kidnappers. Tyndal wouldn't let that happen. One, it was too dangerous. And two-he worked alone. Marie didn't need a bodyguardora babysitter. What she needed was someone to help her complete a critical mission of her own. But the former Navy SEAL was already shattering her defenses. He awakened passion and tempted her to let down her guard...to risk everything for the promise of forever in his arms....
Dr. Nick Sandro's top-secret mission: to help undercover agent Cate Olin recover from an attempt on her life. The safehouse? His own apartment, where her body-- which he'd dreamed about for years--was suddenly his responsibility. Nick had loved Cate since childhood, but he'd accepted this job as a favor to her family, to her boss. No way he'd cross the line. For a civilian, Cate's gorgeous doctor sure was secretive. About giving up his career as a surgeon. About not letting Cate in. But when a terrorist hell-bent on revenge came after both of them, saving each other's lives depended on sharing everything.
A Gift Most Rare by Miranda JarrettSara had never thought to see her precious Rev ever again. Yet here he was, come to stay for the holidays in the very home where she was a governess...and bringing up the painful memories of their shared past.Christmas Charade by Lyn StoneBeth didn't want a husband. But when she agreed to marry handsome Jack as part of a scheme, she didn't expect to be playing with her heart.The Virtuous Widow by Anne GracieEllie was afraid she had no future. Left to her own devices now that her husband had passed away, she worried for her daughter's welfare as well as her own. But her world changed when a stranger landed on her doorstep.
Harlequin Historical brings you three new titles for one great price, available now for a limited time only from June 1 to June 30! Escape with brooding lords and rugged rebels in these three timeless love stories. This Harlequin Historical bundle includes The Substitute Countess by Lyn Stone, Reforming the Viscount by Annie Burrows and The Sword Dancer by Jeannie Lin.Look for 6 compelling new stories every month from Harlequin Historical!
The Highland Air Was Heavy With RevengeAnd Mairi MacInnes wanted to breathe deeply of it. Until an arranged marriage with Robert MacBain, an enigmatic lowland lord, whisked her away to a life of adventure, passion-and unspoken love.Generous of spirit. Mighty in battle. Indeed, though he lived in a world of silence, Robert MacBain had gifts any would envy. Yet the Baron of Baincroft lacked true love in his life-until he met and championed Mairi MacInnes, his tempestuous chosen bride. But would she ever hear and heed the loving whispers of his heart?
Special Agent Renee LeBlanc was deep undercover, close to exposing the leader of a terrorist cell. Then he showed up in the midst of her op. Mark Alexander, the only man who had ever upset Renee's uncanny instincts--a man who could blow her cover with a word. The desire between them was as strong as ever, but who was Mark really--ally or foe? Hero or villain? Lover. . . or assassin? These were decisions she had to make. Heaven help her if she was wrong.
Sir Alan Of Strode Was A Man Of His WordBut when his promise to fulfill his dying friend's last wish saw him marriage-bound to the man's widow, Alan wished his own sense of duty not quite so strong. For the Lady Honor was not aptly named. And how could he, a man of truth, ever trust a bride who had already played him false?With a babe on the way and a rejected suitor in hot pursuit, Honor needed a protector she could control, not a Highland warrior. Alan was proving to be the most intractable of husbands, and what was worse, the rogue had somehow managed to scale her defenses, and lay siege to her heart....
In ten years with the FBI, Damien Perry had posed as a drug lord, a terrorist, even a hit man. Now the thrill was gone. But what would he do if he quit? Maybe the answer was in the mail, on the card from Marian Olivia Jensen-- Molly, as he remembered her. The earthy redhead who aroused unfamiliar fantasies of a wife and family in his jaded soul.Molly Jensen was finally safe from her menacing ex-husband-- until he was released from jail. Now the threatening phone calls wouldn' t stop. Molly knew there was only one man who could help her: Damien Perry. His charade as her live-in lover was ingenious, but how long could she pretend to be pretending?
Inheriting an earldom had obviously gone to Nicholas Hollander's head. After he'd left Emily's reputation in tatters years before, how could he expect that she would ever agree to marry him? Yet still he insisted that her rash efforts to find her missing brother had left them no choice but to wed, and straightaway.Nick's youthful defection had ruined Emily Lovenye's prospects. So it was no wonder that the vicar's daughter still wanted nothing to do with him. Unwittingly compromised into a hasty marriage, his courageous Emily was giving him the devil of a time as he struggled to win back her trust and turn their inconvenient union into wedded bliss.
SHE'D SAVED HIS LIFE AND NOW SHE OWNED HIM!Lady Sara Fernstowe claimed as her due marriage with Richard Strode, the knight she'd rescued from death's icy embrace. For surely this marvel of a man could look past her scars to her warrior's heart and create both their lives anew!RICHARD AWOKE MARRIED TO A STRANGER-and under royal command to stay that way! But 'twould be a marriage in name only, he swore. Though could he keep such a vow when his own pulsing desire marked Sara of Fernstowe the most valorous, exotic woman in England?
One Christmas Night Long, Long Ago...A wounded nobleman falls in love with the brave young woman who rescues him in RUTH LANGAN's Highland Christmas.A noble knight uncovers the secrets of a lady who is disguised as his servant in JACQUELINE NAVIN's A Wife for Christmas.Two lonely hearts find themselves the objects of an intricate matchmaking plan in LYN STONE's Ian's Gift.Join in the revelry of Christmas from the Scottish Highlands to the English countryside with these three tales of Medieval Holiday Merriment!
Victim of an abusive marriage, Iana vowed in her widowhood never again to put her fate in masculine hands. But one man, Henri Gillet, heir to the Trouville dynasty, had aroused her slumbering desires-and endangered her deepest resolve.Love, Henri Gillet pondered, was simple. Noble obligations were not. And now he faced a royal-size dilemma-for though the Lady Iana had saved him from certain death, her shadowed past, so full of the darkest secrets, stood between them and threatened a future together...!
Four previously published Signet Regency Christmas novellas together for the first time in a charming new anthology.
Scarlet Ribbons by Lyn StoneCaptain Alexander Napier is battle scarred--from war and from life. For him, yuletide is just a reminder of all that he's lost. Can enchanting Amalie Harlowe restore light into the festive season...and reignite the passion in his heart?Christmas Promise by Carla KellyNow that peace has broken out, Captain Jeremiah Faulk is at odds over what to do this Christmas, let alone with his life. Until a simple act of charity reunites him with his lost love--Ianthe Mears.A Little Christmas by Gail Ranstrom Tending to a houseful of grieving relatives isn't Viscount Selwick's idea of a merry Christmas. But one stolen kiss under the mistletoe with spirited Sophia Pettibone is about to change everything!
Nina Caruso had come to the kingdom of Montebello to find her brother's killer. Steely investigator Ryan McDonough couldn't stop her. With royal permission to shadow Ryan's every move, Nina vowed to keep the brooding P. I. on his toes. But when the killer went after her, it was Ryan who swept Nina off her feet and into his protection. He'd been ordered to work with her-and to investigate her as a suspect. But when Nina became a target, Ryan took command. The crazy attraction between them was just one more reason for Ryan to solve the case fast-before passion betrayed them both. . . ;.
SHE WAS A WOMAN WITH IDEAS...AND THAT WAS TROUBLE!All the same, James Garrow found himself wildly attracted to Lady Susanna Childers. True, their wedded union arose from mutual need-with no mention of love. Yet the longer he knew his firebrand bride-the greater grew his desire...!She was deep in the Highlands, a long way from London Society. Still, Susanna Childers vowed to make the best of the bargain she had struck with the enigmatic laird who was now her husband. Besides, he had saved her life once and would again, if need be. So love didn't matter-or did it?
She has nothing to lose if he is lying-aside from her virtue...Jack Worth lives a life of roguish adventure, money-making schemes and ever-changing women. He'll be damned if he settles down and finds a wife...until he inherits a noble title and estate-but without the riches.Distant cousin Laurel is the unwitting heiress to all the money. Brought up in a Spanish convent, and longing for a family of her own, she's prepared to enter into a marriage of convenience. Finding a home in Jack's arms is more than she could have dreamed about, but deception and mistaken identities test her newfound love to the limit.
SHE WAS A VICAR'S DAUGHTER-AND HE WAS THE DEVIL DUQUESNEBut when Lady Lily Bradshaw found herself in dire straits in a London hellhole, she knew Lord Guy was her last best hope-to save her sanity, safeguard her son and rouse her slumbering passions to a new dawn of desire!There was something to be said for a woman with a mettlesome spirit...and Lily Bradshaw struck Viscount Guy Duquesne, who courted danger daily, as a kindred soul. Indeed, she'd survived abduction, imprisonment and hot pursuit to appear before him breechclad with a poignant appeal for help-and an irresistible request for his hand...in marriage!
This bridal collection features three spirited heroines searching for Mr. Right in London's Regency era. Includes three full-length novels: "In His Lordship's Bed, Prisoner of the Tower, " and "Word of a Gentleman. " Original.