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In this book from USA TODAY bestselling author Marilyn Pappano, one family's scandal is responsible for a rising body count... Even for an experienced NCIS agent like Alia Kingsley, the murder scene is particularly gruesome. Someone killed in a fit of rage. Being the long-estranged son of the deceased, Landry Jackson quickly becomes a person of interest. But does Landry loathe his father as much as the feds suspect? It's clear to Alia that Landry Jackson has secrets, but his hatred for his father isn't one of them. Alia feels sure Landry isn't the killer, but once more family members start dying, she's forced to question herself. What if the fierce attraction between her and Landry has compromised Alia's instincts?
Take one gorgeous, down-on-his-luck man, add an irresistible, up-for-anything woman. Put them together in a smoldering little town--and watch the temperature rise. Nolie Harper is starting over. And the bustling burg of Bethlehem is as far as the single mother can get from the gossipy one-horse town of Whiskey Creek, Arkansas. All set to claim the twin cabins she just inherited, Nolie discovers she already has a tenant: a scruffy, powerfully built stranger who makes it clear he wants to be left alone. Chase Wilson may be living like a recluse, but he's making her yearn for togetherness--and stirring up the kind of desires that can change a woman's whole outlook on life. Newly sprung from prison for a crime he didn't commit, Chase is liking life alone in his rented cabin just fine. Until the redhead with the lush curves and her young daughter arrive and throw what's left of his life into maddening chaos. With her tantalizing neighborly ways, Nolie is slowly scorching her way into his guarded heart. And her passionate kind of healing is rapidly transforming his private hideaway into a lovers' retreat hot enough to ignite an entire town. From the Paperback edition.
Heartbreak Canyon LOVE FOR A LONESOME COWBOY He always lent a neighborly hand. He was always kind to women, children and strays. But Oklahoma rancher Guthrie Harris had vowed never to lose his heart again. Then Olivia Miles arrived on his land, looking for a home for her twin daughters, bearing a deed that said his ranch was hers! Guthrie's honor forced him to make room for the single mother and her children, provided they kept out of his solitary life. Yet as sweet Olivia turned his lonely house into a home, the rancher was forced to rethink his vow. Could this cattleman risk a promise that would make Olivia his forever? The men of Heartbreak live by their own rules--protect the land, honor the family...and never let a good woman go!
Sometimes love finds you when you least expect it . . . To Benita Ford, Tallgrass, Oklahoma, will always be home. It's where her beloved grandmother raised her and where she rode bikes with her two best friends-the man who became her husband and Calvin. And Tallgrass is where she stayed, even after her husband died while serving his country. Now Calvin is home from that same war, and the sensitive, mischievous boy she once knew is today a man scarred by wounds no one else can see. Falling in love with him is something Bennie never imagined.Tallgrass still haunts Captain Calvin Sweet. Yet it's where he must go to see Bennie-the one woman he always loved but could never have. Calvin regrets so much about what happened years ago. Still he can't deny being with Bennie makes his future feel bright, like anything is possible. But the demons of his past won't be quieted that easily. As old hurts linger, threatening to pull them apart, Calvin and Bennie must take the ultimate risk for the love of a lifetime . . .
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?
Curl up with this heartwarming Christmas collection!<P> Jill Shalvis, Dream a Little Dream: Melissa has kept every man at a safe distance-especially firefighter Ian, a sexy friend with sexy benefits. But Ian secretly longs for more. Luckily, 'tis the season for giving love a chance...<P> Kristen Ashley, Every Year: Holidays don't come easy for Shy and his brother, Landon. But with the magic of Christmas, along with a little help from Tabby and her family, the Cage brothers are about to get the gift of a lifetime...<P> Hope Ramsay, Silent Night: Down on her luck and evicted from her apartment, single mother Maryanne hopes to start over in Last Chance. When the snow begins to fall, it looks like her baby might literally spend Christmas Eve in a manger. And Maryanne might celebrate the holiday with a handsome stranger...<P> Molly Cannon, Have Yourself a Messy Little Christmas: Lincoln is a bachelor who's set in his ways-until a professional organizer dressed up as Mrs. Claus changes his life, one tip at a time...<P> Marilyn Pappano, A Family for Christmas: War widow Ilena doesn't mind spending Christmas alone. But when a new doctor blows into town with the winter wind, will she get her secret Christmas wish?<P> NOTE: The contents after page 255 are excerpts from other books, not complete stories.
Southern Knights Home sweet home... THE NEW GIRL ON THE BLOCK When Karen Montez blithely announced her plans to save the neighborhood, bartender Jamey O'Shea knew that driving her away was his only option. Everyone here was beyond salvation--and his lovely neighbor reminded him of everything he'd always wanted. And everything he could never have. But Karen wanted a challenge--and Serenity Street surely qualified. So what if a surly--though enormously attractive--neighbor interfered? Karen had met his kind before. And they always fell like a ton of bricks... Southern Knights. Jamey, Reid and Nicholas: They came home expecting to find danger--but love took them by surprise!
A house with a dark historyAfter a miscarriage and over a year in a psychiatric hospital, Macy Howard is ready to revisit her old home in Copper Lake, Georgia-a town tainted by memory.When she returns, Macy meets Stephen Noble, an author and veterinarian, who doesn't know about Macy's troubled past. Stephen finds her irresistible, and, finally, Macy feels willing to trust another man. With her family's help, Macy packs up old remnants-eager to usher in new beginnings. Her future seems hopeful-until strange things start happening in the house: stirrings in the windows...items turning up in unexpected places...lingering scents that don't belong.Is Macy slowly descending into madness? Or is something more sinister at work in Copper Lake?
USA TODAY bestselling author Marilyn Pappano returns to the mysterious and dangerous town of Copper Lake Nev Wilson believes in dreams-because hers come true. Her latest nightmares are worrisome enough to draw her to Copper Lake, where a frightening truth awaits. Luckily, she's under the protection of hunky detective Ty Gadney. As the only black cop in town, Ty has faced his share of hardship. When Nev needs his help untangling mysteries of her past, he discovers that hatred and fear are very much alive today. But as they work together, he feels he's met the woman of his dreams- if her dreams don't get them both killed.
"What happened that summer?" The ill-fated vacation Reece Howard spent at her grandparents' Georgia home long ago changed her in ways her mind still refuses to remember. She forgot about the man she once knew as "Jones," but she can't ignore the flashes of desire she now feels toward him. With her family estranged, she doesn't have a good reason to return to Fair Winds. Until now. Jones is looking for answers...answers he can find only at the plantation he left behind years before. By surprise, he discovers Reece there-all grown up and beautiful-never imagining he might be able to help chase away her demons. And neither of them expects an attraction as combustible as the secrets surrounding them. But falling in love might be the most dangerous thing they can do....
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?
"This is far from over."After being the target of a mob hit intended for his twin brother, Joe Saldana had settled in to his trauma-free life in Copper Lake. But when his brother's girlfriend, Liz Dalton, entered the coffee shop looking for his twin, Joe found his new life suddenly unraveling. The threat still existed--and so did the white-hot attraction between Joe and Liz.A U.S. Marshal, Liz had taken precautions to ensure her pretend boyfriend's safety. Now that he had escaped protective custody, she had to find him and bring him in to testify. She didn't count on needing Joe's help, on deceiving him yet again. She could only count on wanting him despite all the reasons she shouldn't....
Daddy Knows Last This daddy really is the last to know! THE DADDY RETURNS! Faith Harper knew everyone in New Hope, Texas, was wondering who'd fathered her unborn child. But the sweet-unmarried-mom-to-be refused to name the daddy. And then agent Nick Russo unexpectedly returned to town. She couldn't believe Nick didn't recall their one night of passion. True, it had been nearly nine months ago, but how could he have forgotten such an earth-shattering experience? And if he didn't remember, Faith wasn't about to inform him it was his child she was carrying-no matter how much she longed to recapture the ecstasy she'd found in his arms. Daddy Knows Last. Five connected novels about love, marriage-and Daddy's unexpected need for a baby carriage!
Four miracles and a bachelor add up to...one family.J.D. Grayson agrees that the Brown kids, abandoned by their parents, deserve a loving home. He's just not sure that one man is parent enough for four young children--not if he is that one man. But a persuasive--and mysterious--young woman insists he's exactly what the children need. Now he has to convince twelve-year-old Caleb, fierce guardian of his younger brothers and sister--and then pass muster with Kelsey Malone, Bethlehem's newly arrived social worker.With one good deed, J.D. finds his life turned upside down. The kids barely talk to him and they won't eat his home-cooked meals. Then he finds himself looking forward to Kelsey's home visits too much. Her buttoned-down suit and tough-as-nails professionalism can't hide the vulnerable woman inside. But haunted by the shattered life he left behind, J.D. doesn't want to risk loving again.It'll take a miracle to make a family of them all...but as one enigmatic young woman knows, Bethlehem has no small supply of miracles.
An Improbable Dream At forty, Tom Flynn has reached all the lofty goals of money and success he'd dreamed of as a boy struggling to survive. The only thing left on his list: Get married! But he hasn't a clue where to find the perfect wife--or even if he can change his love-'em-and-leave-'em ways. Until he shows up at his birthday party in the small town of Bethlehem and sits across the table from beautiful, desirable Holly McBride. An Impossible Conquest Wish for me, Holly thinks silently just as Tom blows out the candles on his cake. But Bethlehem's most eligible single woman wants only a sizzling fling, not a wedding ring. She's seen up close what a disaster marriage can be, and that's one mistake she plans to avoid. But Holly hasn't counted on Tom's single-minded campaign to win her heart--or some mysterious intervention in a special town where miracles are an everyday occurrence. . . . From the Paperback edition.
Exotic dancer Amanda Nelson escaped poverty and had left behind a trail of painful memories. But soon she would retire her stilettos for a new life. Then Rick Calloway sauntered into the club and took her breath away. The new bartender had a connection to her past. . . and a girlfriend. He was wrong for Amanda in every way. Only Rick wasn't a bartender. And he didn't have a girlfriend. Working under-cover to investigate the disappearances of several dancers, Calloway should have remained focused on the case, not Amanda. Or so he told himself. Their mutual attraction was dangerously inconvenient. But maybe it was what they both needed to live through another night. . . .
A man with nothing left to lose. . . . Rebel. Hell-raiser. Seducer in blue jeans. Ben Foster has been called many things -- except father. His twelve-year-old daughter Alanna has never seen him, and he's starting to think that coming to Bethlehem to meet her could be the second biggest mistake of his life. And when he takes a job fixing up businesswoman Lynda Barone's new house, he may be on the brink of making a third: falling in love with a woman as wrong for him as he is for her . . . except when he takes her in his arms. A woman with everything -- but love. . . . Lynda couldn't remember the last time she had a date. Eighteen-hour workdays and frequent business trips had really taken a toll on her personal life. She'd been so busy carving out a successful career that she almost didn't notice how lonely she'd become. That is, until Ben Foster strode into her life. Suddenly the sexy Southern handyman was invading her home, her senses, stirring dangerous fantasies of a love Lynda had convinced herself she could live without. Lucky for them, neither is the marrying kind. . . . Or are they? Stranger things have happened in a place where the most unlikely lovers can suddenly get lucky. Even if luck has nothing to do with it. . . From the Paperback edition.
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Sometimes you have to sin a little to find heaven on earth....As a private investigator, Melina Dimitris had seen more than her share of relationships gone bad. But that didn't keep her from believing that Mr. Right was out there. And she thought she'd found him in a tall, ruggedly handsome adventurer with a pair of magic hands.So when he dumped her without so much as an explanation, Melina hid her devastation by throwing herself into her work. Little did she expect that three runaway children from the small town of Bethlehem would bring him back into her life.Sebastian Knight knew that if anyone could find his missing daughter, it was the brash P.I. with a passion for kung fu and tight red dresses. Their affair had been brief, white-hot, and clearly heading for something more serious. Until Sebastian ended it rather than risk getting burned again.Only now that it was too late did he realize the mistake he'd made. But with a trio of eccentric helpers watching over them -- and the children -- Sebastian and Melina would soon discover that in Bethlehem it was never too late for a miracle.From the Paperback edition.
First he fought for his country. Now he'll fight for her.Two years after losing her husband in Afghanistan, Carly Lowry has rebuilt her life in Tallgrass, Oklahoma. She has a job she loves teaching third grade and the best friends in the world: fellow military wives who understand what it means to love a man in uniform. She's comfortable and content...until she meets a ruggedly handsome stranger who rekindles desires Carly isn't quite sure she's ready to feel.Staff Sergeant Dane Clark wanted to have a loving family, a twenty-year Army stint, and then a low-key civilian career. But the paratrooper's plans were derailed by a mission gone wrong. Struggling to adjust to his new life, he finds comfort in the wide open spaces of Tallgrass--and in the unexpected attention of sweet, lovely Carly. She is the one person who makes him believe life is worth living. But when Carly discovers he's been hiding the real reason he's come to Tallgrass, will Dane be able to convince her he is the hero she needs?
Heartbreak CanyonTHEIR LOVE KNEW NO BOUNDS....He'd adored her from afar, quietly, desperately, until he swept her off her feet and took her away just before she wed the wrong man. But their guilt followed them until it wrenched them apart....Yet beautiful Shay Stephens never could get Easy Rafferty out of her mind-or her heart. So when the half-Cherokee ex-rodeo star returned to Heartbreak broken, bitter and hell-bent on living in merciless solitude, Shay vowed to help Easy reclaim his life and his pride-and prove to him that home was right there in her arms.The men of Heartbreak live by their own rules-protect the land, honor the family...and never let a good woman go!
It was supposed to be a routine trip to Cozumel to provide medical care for the orphaned girls of La Casa. But instead of the bustling joy of a full house, Dr. Cate Calloway finds silence, threats-and danger. And the only person she can turn to for help is the last man she wants to see.The spoiled playboy buddy of her ex-husband, Justin Seavers has never been a man Cate could rely on. But now he's her only hope to rescue their friends who run La Casa. As the two set off on an international adventure, the former enemies are thrown together and quickly find out that looks can be deceiving...and passion can't be denied for long.
God help him, he despised Jamie Munroe. . . . . . but not enough to try to kill her. In court, she'd helped his greedy ex-wife steal his fortune. In town, Jamie pretended he didn't exist. And yet, even she had to remember the hot chemistry they'd once shared in law school. A crazy part of him wanted to remind her. . . and keep her safe. Even though Russ Calloway had broken her heart years ago--and she was ashamed how often she watched him from her office window--accepting his protection felt so natural. Especially as her stalker's threats escalated. Where else did she feel safe but in the arms of her enemy?
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