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The Sister-Girl MakeoverWhy would a thirtysomething, big-boned beauty like Chere Adams plunge headfirst into an extreme mind-and-body makeover? To get a man, of course! The bubbly diva-in-the-making has got her eye on Flamingo Place's newest hunk and fitness fanatic, Quentin Abrahams. But after weeks of early-morning aerobics, celery sticks, elocution lessons and self-help courses, Chere is beginning to think that all her best efforts are being wasted. The more she tries to be Quentin's dream girl, the less he seems to notice her.Could it be that Quentin is more interested in the old Chere-the sexy sister with the outrageously flirty style, dangerous curves and bubbly personality?
Every smart woman needs a plan!Mine is simple: return to my old hometown to help my ailing Granny J give her failing quilt shop a major makeover, and hightail it back to Los Angeles and civilization. Settling down in small-town Flamingo Beach isn't on the agenda. Neither is falling for someone like Derek Morse, even if the gorgeous construction worker has velvet-smooth skin and a rock-hard body that's been starring in all my illicit daydreams. Besides, Derek has me pegged for a seriously high-maintenance sister. But as I'm about to learn, first impressions can be misleading. And taking the time to learn the truth about someone could lead to all kinds of delightful and mutually satisfying discoveries. . . ;.
Laila Stewart is sexy, smart and a one-of-a-kind woman. But Hudson Godfrey's new wine-making business leaves him with no time or energy to commit to a relationship. Of course, Hudson doesn't realize that Laila will wind up moving to Washington state and working with him. Or that the heated glances they exchange each day will lead to sizzling, passionate nights. And now, as he and Laila team up to stop a mysterious adversary from sabotaging the vineyard, he's starting to wonder if letting this alluring woman go was the biggest mistake of his life. ...
Play with the bad boys...Take away the entourage, the bad attitude and the bling, and Tre Monroe was everything Jen St. George had ever wanted in a man-he was handsome, rich and he knew the kind of loving she needed. But her hip-hop, playboy neighbor lived hard, and she had no time for that.But don't take them home!Still, there was more to him than just the facade. Yet, Jen didn't know if she could risk her heart to a man who moved so fast. She'd have to teach him to enjoy slowing down and taking his time. Especially if she made it worth his while....
HOOK--As in hook up. For newly divorced Roxanne Ingram, it's a new age of speed dating, singles parties and noncommittal encounters. Frankly, it's all a little awkward for a successful businesswoman about to hit the big four-0. LINE--What's your screen name, Web site or text-messaging address? Is anyone out there over twenty-five? What about roses, candlelight and a lover who wants endless tomorrows? SINGLE--Relax, it's just a state of mind. Between keeping her business afloat, coping with a teenage daughter and lying awake fantasizing about the mysterious and sexy new client who wants her to watch his cat, Roxanne feels like a fish out of water. Luckily, she's got courage, faith and a mind of her own. Boldly going where only singles dare to go, she braves the holiday fixups, the flirty singles theme parties and the wild world of online dating. Still, Roxanne dreams of the kind of man who makes love easy. And maybe, just maybe, he's out there looking for her. . .
Brilliant, beautiful and brazen, art expert Phoenix Sutherland is prepared for anything when she embarks on a daring quest to recover a priceless statue--anything except having her sexy ex-husband, Damon, as a specialist on her team. Phoenix vows to remain professional. But with Damon's lean, strong body awakening buried longing, forbidden pleasure beckons as they enter the heart of Tibet, where danger, adventure and mystery await. Soon the thrill of the moment rekindles sparks of desire neither Phoenix nor Damon can resist, as they recklessly toss inhibitions aside and discover the only real treasure worth risking everything to claim.
Business takes on a new flavor Resort manager Emilie Woodward's plans to make the Flamingo Beach Spa and Resort the place to be just hit a snag. His name is Rowan James. His hard-muscled body makes her weak in the knees and his plan to open a casino next door may cost Emilie her job. And when Rowan asks Emilie out, suspicion crowds out the erotic fantasies of Rowan that have lately filled her head. She wonders what he is really after. Is he looking for a no-strings-attached fling, or a competitive advantage? It would take more than a couple nights of steamy passion to make two fierce business rivals into ever-after lovers. . . wouldn't it?
Playing glorified babysitter to a reluctant executive isn't quite the job life coach Kennedy Fitzgerald had in mind. Even so, she's sure that grooming Salim Washington to take over as head of a TV studio will be a breeze. . . right until he delivers a kiss that rocks Kennedy's perfectly ordered world to the core. Unconventional, impulsive and sexy as sin, Salim would rather be traveling the globe helping others than trapped behind a desk. He also doesn't trust Kennedy's motives one bit. Yet beneath her prim exterior is a tempting, sensual woman who makes him long to turn every business meeting into an adventure in soul-searing pleasure. . . .
Serena D'Andrea doesn't believe everything she sees. As the only heir of an affluent Argentinian publishing family, she's been finding it increasingly difficult to trust that the men she meets can see past her wealth. But on a Rhythm Dancers Cruise aboard Alexandra's Dream, Serena's attention quickly turns from rumbas to romance when she finds a pendant that's said to bring whoever wears it luck in love. From the moment she puts it on, though, she's beset by a rush of mishaps that make her wonder if someone may be watching--and following--every move she makes. . . on and off the dance floor. Luckily, Gilles Anderson always seems to be around to come to her rescue. But the fact that he looks exactly like a man from her past--a man she once thought she could love--has Serena watching every move he makes.
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