FROM THE BACK COVER: Mission Impossible? At last Libby Harper had made a home for herself and her seven-year-=old son, Justin. After years of moving around, they were finally going to stay in one place, except Justin didn't seem to be adjusting to his new life too well. He was having trouble at school and alienating all his friends. Except one. But this newest buddy was no boy, he was a man! A man with a handsome face, an engaging smile and the uniform of the United States Army. A career soldier. A man on the move, literally! Sergeant Joe Mathison knew that only a fool would begin a romance that had no chance of succeeding, and he was no fool. But he couldn't seem to stay away from Libby and Justin. If only he could convince her that he was the perfect playmate for them both.
Millionaire Mick Reilly was desperate to prove his innocence. But his only alibi was the mysterious red-haired beauty who'd disappeared after an unforgettable night of passion. Could his bedtime wanton possibly be Hannah Clark? A woman who couldn't -- wouldn't -- meet his eyes, but whose very presence had him remembering tangled sheets and heated whispers. What was keeping the tempting beauty from telling the truth? Mick was determined to find out. For the answer could mean his salvation. . . or the end of both their lives.
"I wish to God you were dead." Little did Ellie Chase know those would be the last words she ever spoke to her estranged mother. When Martha's body was found the next morning, all eyes were on Ellie... who couldn't remember what she'd done that night. So when Tommy Maricci--the man she refused to let herself love-- came to her rescue, she couldn't say no. Tommy believed in his former girlfriend's innocence--no matter how damning the evidence against her was. She may have broken his heart, but he took her into his home for protection. Because if Ellie wasn't the killer, someone had set her up. And Tommy refused to let anyone hurt the woman he loved.
Tyler Ramsey's mission was to follow the trail of Montebello's missing crown prince to Montana, not to guard a pampered princess. But when Princess Anna Sebastiani insisted on joining the search for her brother, Tyler became her reluctant bodyguard. Keeping track of the regal virgin wasn't nearly as challenging as fighting the explosive and unexpected attraction between them. When the fierce Montana winter left them snowbound, the result seemed inevitable. But the rugged mercenary's sworn duty was to protect the princess - even from himself... Miniseries: Romancing the Crown #2
ONE MOMENT OF PLEASURE Ethan James had spent a lifetime looking for trouble. Until he received a photo of a woman who seven months ago, had claimed him, body and soul--for a single night. A woman who was now seven months pregnant... TWO ALTERED LIVES Grace Prescott had always accepted what little she'd been given. Then Ethan resurfaced, proposing marriage for the child's sake. But she wanted the whole dream. The baby--and a husband who loved her. And this time, she wasn't going to settle for less...
No one believed Anamaria Duquesne when she had premonitions of her mother's death. Now, years later, the town pariah has returned to Copper Lake to unearth what transpired on that fateful night. Although she has the gift of foresight, she didn't predict falling under the tantalizing spell of a rich playboy who's been hired to spy on her. Robbie Calloway scoffed at Anamaria's psychic mumbo jumbo about an unsolved murder and eerie family curses. But before long, the prominent attorney was entrenched in her crusade. ... With danger swirling around them, could they overcome incredible odds to be together?
Pappano's latest novel in her popular Bethlehem series finds bad boy Cole Jackson returning home. When he rekindles a long-dormant passion with single mother Leanne Cole, her love could send him on the rocky road to redemption. Original.
Four uplifting, romantic tales for the Christmas season
Sometimes miracles do happen. When Maggie left her husband Ross that fateful Christmas Eve, their marriage was over. But a near fatal accident on an ice-slick road changed everything. Now another Christmas approaches. While Maggie hasn't regained all her memory, she's ready to test her strength at home--with Ross as her only companion. Sharing a house with him once more, putting on the best face for their neighbors, Maggie knows she's living a lie. Then she glimpses Ross as he used to be: playful and passionate, the man of her dreams before ambition changed him. She couldn't know he's feeling the same regrets, the same heartache. . . or that he fears the return of her memory. What will happen when she remembers the reason she fled from him last year? It will take a miracle to send the walls of anger and secrecy tumbling down and reunite the divided couple. But in the small town of Bethlehem, miracles do happen. . . .
A wanted man WANTED: DEAD OR ALIVE Dillon Boone was a man with a bounty on his head and a heap of trouble on his heels. Staying one step ahead of the real "bad guys" proved nearly impossible, until he found Ashley Benedict's secluded cabin. Her home was the perfect haven: no phone, no neighbors...just one powerfully attractive resident. SENTENCE: LIFE-IN HER ARMS For Dillon, trusting a caring woman like Ashley wasn't easy. But the renegade soon realized he could put his life in her capable hands. Yet if Dillon dared reveal the truth about his lawless past, would he ever be given the chance to make Ashley his lawfully wedded wife?
Southern Knights Trouble with a capital T... THE ORIGINAL BAD BOY Reid Donovan had heard himself described that way so many times that it was impossible to think of himself as anything but. Then he met Cassie Wade-a woman who believed in him, and whose love made him almost believe in himself. Everything he had never dared to dream of was within reach. And then he was asked to walk away from it all.... Should he do it? Could he do it? Did he even have a choice? And when it was all over, would he have Cassie to go back to? Or would he once again find himself on the outside looking in? Southern Knights. James, Reid and Nicholas: They came home expecting to find danger-but love took them by surprise!
The millennium bug plays matchmaker!When the millennium bug gives a crash course in romance, anything can happen--in these spellbinding stories by five beloved romance writers."Arts Magica" by Kay HooperWhen apprentice wizard Felicity Grant conducts a reckless experiment on New Year's Eve, she's hurled from present-day Seattle to 1899 London--and into the arms of a singular man--."Gabriel's Angel" by Marilyn PappanoFor Gabe Rawlins, the new year holds little promise--until he awakens from a harrowing incident to discover by his side a beautiful, tender woman who offers hope--and much more."Stuck with You" by Michelle MartinWhen a blackout strikes San Francisco's most glittering party, a softhearted defense attorney gets stuck in a stalled elevator with her most implacable adversary--and finds herself in a free fall of a different kind."Close Quarters" by Donna KauffmanThe daughter of an ex-president finds her peaceful holiday turned upside down when she's trapped in a surveillance truck with a former secret service agent, the same one she'd had a hopeless crush on as a teenager."Trouble at Midnight" by Jill ShalvisWanting more in life than a predictable beau, a young woman vows to seek adventure--until a near disaster makes her wonder if her bland Clark Kent is really Superman in disguise.From the Paperback edition.
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