Southern KnightsHOME...It was the last place Nicholas Carlucci thought he'd see again, yet suddenly it was the only place he could go. He'd hoped to find some peace here-but in the eyes of his new neighbor, Lainie Farrell, he found a hint of something more. Something he dared not hope he'd ever see again....To solve the mystery of the man she'd been sent to protect, Lainie Farrell had to stick to him like glue. But she wasn't supposed to get this close to Nick Carlucci-close enough to see his noble soul beneath his bitter exterior. And close enough to know that now she, too, was in danger. In more ways than one...Jamey, Reid and Nicholas: They came home expecting to find danger-but love took them by surprise!
A LOVE TO CALL HER OWNIt's been two years since Jessy Lawrence lost her husband in Afghanistan, and she's never fully recovered. Drowning her sorrows didn't help, and neither did the job she'd hoped would give her a sense of purpose. Now trying to rebuild her life, she finds solace in her best friends, fellow military wives who understand what it's like to love-and lose-a man in uniform . . . and the memory of one stolen night that makes her dream of a second chance at love. Dalton Smith has known more than his fair share of grief. Since his wife's death, he revels in the solitude of his cattle ranch. But try as he might, he can't stop thinking about the stunning redhead and the reckless, passionate night they shared. He wasn't ready before, but Dalton sees now that Jessy is the only woman who can mend his broken heart. So how will he convince her to take a chance on him?(95,000 words)
A Tallgrass NovelA MAN TO HOLD ON TOTherese Matheson doesn't know if she'll ever get over losing her husband in Afghanistan. Surviving Paul's death has been hard, but raising his sullen son and his thirteen-going-on-thirty daughter alone has been even harder. All they need is a fresh start, and Tallgrass, Oklahoma, could be the perfect new beginning . . . especially when Therese meets Sergeant Keegan Logan. The sexy combat medic and single dad soon awakens a desire she'd thought long buried.Keegan always wanted to be a father . . . someday. So when his ex-girlfriend disappears, leaving her daughter in his care, Keegan's hands are tied. He has to find the girl's father. His search leads him to Tallgrass and to a beautiful brunette widow who has no idea her husband was ever unfaithful. What begins as a friendship soon ignites into something far more and gives him the courage to be the kind of man-and father-he always dreamt he could be. But his secret still stands between them. Can Keegan reveal the truth and convince Therese they share something too special to lose-a love that can bring two families together?(95,000 words)
What was Laura's game this time? What could she have to gain by pretending to be someone else? And how could she be stupid enough to think this charade would succeed? Laura was many things, but stupid wasn't one of them. Maybe she was just feeling particularly cruel. Maybe this was her idea of a joke. Or maybe the woman in room 3 truly wasn't Laura. Maybe the incredible resemblance really was just a coincidence. But Buck's every instinct told him this was Laura. The woman he had fought with and made love with for two long years. The woman he had tried desperately to stay away from. The woman who had laughed when he finally gave in, when desire overcame pride and self-control. This was Laura. This book has been proofread.This
MENINBLUELove in the line of duty.A WOMAN BETRAYEDShe'd loved him with a reckless hunger she'd never felt for anyone else, and he'd hurt her as no one else ever could. And now the man who had all but destroyed Evie DesJardiens was back in her life-and he wanted her to help him take down a killer....A MAN OBSESSEDIt was sheer madness to let Detective Jack Murphy entangle her in his bitter quest for vengeance, and yet Evie couldn't refuse him. She knew she could never trust this man again-but neither could she deny the fevered passion that still simmered between them....
He'd taken her virginity. She'd taken his love. But although everyone believed wild Laurel Cameron had cared for bad boy Beau Walker, she'd unexpectedly left town with another man. Now after five long years, Laurel was home. She'd come back to see her family and to see Beau. For Laurel desperately wanted a new life for herself and her unborn child. But how could she ask Beau to accept her apology . . . and her baby? Especially when that innocent life was the child of his enemy?
All she had to go on were dreams and a voice only she could hear, yet somehow Jessica Randall knew secrets that needed to be uncovered in this community. A brutal sheriff, an estranged husband who denied the past, a killer to be caught--all these she could handle. But then lawman Mitch Lassiter came to find out the truth about her and what she wanted. She tried to keep her distance, but his strong arms made her want to rest her burden, if only for a little while. Still, the voice inside wanted justice--and for that, Jessica would risk her own future. . . .
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. . . .
FIRST LOVE NEVER FADES . . . It's been a long time since widow Fia Thomas felt the spark of physical attraction. But from the moment she meets Elliot Ross one stormy night, she yearns for a fresh start, for him to make her feel whole and well again. With his broad shoulders and a warm smile crinkling his dark eyes, he could finally offer her the solace she's been seeking. And she's willing to give him anything in return . . . except a promise that could break his heart.Now that Elliot is out of the Army, he's looking for a place to call home. Tallgrass was just a stop to stretch his legs, yet one look at Fia halts him in his tracks. In her sweet, sassy company, he finds the soul mate he never thought he'd have. But Fia is holding something back-something that keeps her from making any plans. Elliot's new mission: gain Fia's trust...and convince her that summer's end can mean a new beginning.
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!
A past he'd rather forget, a future he secretly longs for... DEA informant Sean Holigan never imagined he'd return to Copper Lake and revisit the ghosts of his past. But bad memories aren't the only thing waiting for him. With their mother in jail, Sean's nieces are in the care of their foster mother, Sophy Marchand. Years and miles haven't erased Sean's high school memories of the young, studious Sophy, but she certainly has grown up. Beautiful and benevolent, Sophy represents a life, and love, Sean longs for-and one of three lives he must protect. Targeted by ruthless killers, Sophy and the girls depend on Sean...almost as badly as he depends on them.
As a devastating summer storm hits Grand Springs, Colorado, the next thirty-six hours will change the town and its residents forever...How did Mayor Olivia Stuart really die? And how is Martin Smith connected to her death?The night of the storm, a stranger walked into Grand Springs's hospital. "Martin Smith" can't remember his name or where he was going when he lost control of his car and crashed.Months later he's still searching for his identity. His intuition tells him the mayor's murder holds the key, and he's determined to stay in Grand Springs until he finds the truth.Computer guru Juliet Crandall is the perfect person to help. She has the know-how and computer access to research the past of anyone in town. Helping the gorgeous and intriguing Martin is a breath of fresh air in her solitary life. But who is he really? Martin's scars hint at a violent past-could he be dangerous?Find out in the dramatic conclusion of the 36 Hours series.
36 Hours SerialAs a devastating summer storm hits Grand Springs, Colorado, the next thirty-six hours will change the town and its residents forever....You Must Remember This Part 1The night of the storm a man walks into Vanderbilt Memorial Hospital. He's a stranger in town-and a stranger to himself. Martin Smith can't remember who he is or where he was going the night he lost control of his car. His intuition tells him Mayor Olivia Stuart's murder holds the key to his past, and he'll stay in Grand Springs until he can unlock the mystery.Computer guru Juliet Crandall is the perfect person to help. And researching with the hot, blue-eyed Martin is a welcome change from spending her nights online. Martin's scars hint at a violent past-could he really be dangerous?Juliet has to solve Olivia's murder to clear Martin's name. And with her growing feelings for the man without a past, she must know for sure....The story continues in You Must Remember This Parts 2 and 3.
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.