It had been five years since Molly Stewart Bailey fled east Texas, secretly pregnant with Worth Cavanaugh's child. Now he was the state's most powerful man and her mother's boss. Molly would do anything to protect her son, but being in Worth's indomitable presence had her taking all sorts of risks. With his housekeeper's daughter back on his ranch, Worth felt nothing but raging desire. He was determined to relive the passion that had nearly destroyed them both-for just one more night. And then he would uncover the secret that Molly had vowed to guard with her life. . . ;.
Her dream of becoming a fashion model shattered by a car accident, Kaylee Benton has a successful career running a top Texas modeling agency. But the scars run deep. She longs for two things she believes she can never have: a husband and a child. When she is swept off her feet by D.A. Cutler McFarland, she tries to catch her breath long enough to fathom: why her, why now.Cutler McFarland can't deny his attraction to Kaylee, but marrying her is blackmail, pure and simple. Kaylee's father believes he's doing the right thing when he orders Cutler to marry Kaylee so the secrets of Cutler's past won't come to light. It's a dark revelation that could destroy Cutler's family and his career. But that doesn't stop Cutler from fighting back...or falling in love with Kaylee-from whom he now must keep the hardest secret of all.
Raine Michaels was soaring her way to the top, successfully managing her own consulting firm. When she made contact with Ashe Elliot, an ace pilot who reveled in danger and excitement, passion took control.<P> Raine had seen her father killed and her brother nearly destroyed by the obsession to fly. Now it seemed that the one man who could bring her love, brought fear back into her life, as well. Raine tried to turn her back on Ashe, but circumstances forced her to rely on him... depend on him. Could she ride out the storm, or was she flying too high?
"Cozying up to the enemy makes sense."-Clark Garrison, urban cowboy and ruthless capitalistClark Garrison had his reasons for returning to River Oaks and wasn't about to let anyone stand in his way-especially not Dr. Sara Wilson. Hell, she was just as beautiful and infuriating as he remembered, and clearly she still considered him the same swaggering bad boy she'd known years ago. Though he wanted to lure the lovely doctor to his bed, she was unquestionably off-limits. After all, it wouldn't be long before she discovered that the reason he was back had everything to do with her...Some men are made for lovin'-and you'll love our MAN OF THE MONTH!
One look at firebrand Katherine Mays and Bryce Burnette' s life went careening of its steady course. She was a party girl; he was a preacher. But their desire would not be dampened by labels. Underneath Katherine' s sassy exterior lurked a depth of spirit, a yearning to be loved. And her barely hidden vulnerability awakened a protective force in Bryce. Still, he wasn' t ready for a wife and all the trimmings! Well, ready or not, here she comes...
THEY WEREN'T LOOKING FOR EACH OTHER...When a string of deadly warnings convinces Dallas mayor Jessica Kincaid that she needs a bodyguard, she hires Brant Harding. The former secret service agent takes the job for one very personal reason-and it has nothing to do with this tempting woman.BUT THE CHEMISTRY WAS TOO POWERFUL TO RESISTAs their personal agendas intersect, Jessica and Brant find themselves at odds, yet drawn to each other with a passion neither can deny. But the threat to Jessica's life has intensified-and it's coming from within the power structure of the city itself. Even Brant's best efforts may not be enough to save her, or to buy them both a second chance.
Married with a young son, Maci Malone Ramsey has a stable and secure life...until her husband, a prominent physician, is arrested in connection with the death of one of his patients. The case against Dr. Seymour Ramsey appears cut-and-dried-especially when Maci learns of her husband's prescription drug habit. In desperation, the couple calls in Seymour's estranged son, Holt, a brilliant attorney. Although Holt loathes his father, he agrees to meet with them-and Maci's world explodes.Two years ago,Maci and Holt shared a night of unforgettable passion in paradise, never learning each other's real name, never planning to see one another again. Now they are walking a tightrope of raw, dizzying emotion, devastating secrets and divided loyalties-with Maci's future on the line.
36 hours that changed everything...As a devastating summer storm rages in Grand Springs, Colorado, the mayor's life hangs in the balance. A bride flees her own wedding, pursued by mysterious gunmen. A mudslide traps a girl in a cave. And a stranger walks into town with no memory of his name or his past.In the hospital's E.R., Doctor Noah Howell has always put others first. But now, in the midst of the chaos, he decides to go for what he's always wanted-Amanda Jennings.Book 1 of the 36 Hours series. Don't miss Book 2: Opposites attract when a mudslide traps Sean and Cassandra in her car in Strange Bedfellows by Kasey Michaels.
36 Hours SerialAs a devastating summer storm hits Grand Springs, Colorado, the next thirty-six hours will change the town and its residents forever....Lightning Strikes Part 1At Vanderbilt Memorial's E.R., the power goes out, casualties flood in and hospital staff must fight for lives in the dark.Doctors Noah Howell and Amanda Jennings, once lovers, are thrown together to save the lives of two teen car crash victims. Amanda thought she was over the sexy doctor and her anger at his betrayal. And Noah's hoping he can keep his calm-and his secret. As they work through the night, the emotions of both are as intense as the storm outside.The story continues in Lightning Strikes Parts 2 and 3.
The moment Collier Smith pulled to a stop on that rainy Tennessee mountain road and gently led the dazed, badly bruised woman into the warmth and safety of his car, his own life was shattered.Brittany Banks was the wrong woman at the wrong time. But could there ever be a right time? He was a high-powered attorney on the fast track for a federal judgeship, engaged to a prominent socialite. Brittany Banks was a vulnerable beauty from the wrong side of town. And, in a cruel twist of fate, she was a reminder of the past he had struggled to forget. So why her, why now? Why this insatiable longing, this fierce need to protect her, to possess her-a need that will drive him deeper into her world...perhaps at the cost of his own.
Juliana Reed is one of broadcast journalism's most promising talents. But just as her show is about to be syndicated, she's caught in a dangerous whirlwind of political corruption, blackmail and murder. And suddenly she has no choice but to rely on the one man who awakens the past with all of its pain-forcing Juliana to relive the heartbreaking loss of her child. Gates O'Brien has earned his high-ranking position with the Texas Rangers. His job is his life-until an investigation involving corrupt state officials puts his career and his life on the line. For not only must he confront the dark secrets of his own prominent family, he must face Juliana Reed, his ex-wife. Determined to expose those willing to murder for power, Juliana and Gates find themselves caught in an ever-tightening circle of explosive terror. And getting out alive means they must confront the demons that drove them apart.
His sleek BMW looking like a champion black stallion, Denton rode arrogantly into the one-horse Texas town hed once called home. Ripe with disdain, he planned to make a quick million - then bolt. But the unexpected sight of Grace Simmons launched him down memory lane to a perfect starlit night when he'd gently taken her innocence. . . and she'd stolen his heart. Suddenly Denton yearned to relive her exquisite kisses, to revel in her laughter, to squander whole afternoons in her bed - and to turn his first love into his forever love!
THE MORE SHE TRIES TO FORGET...Kasey Ellis's life is shattered after she witnesses the murder of her friend and business partner at their Tyler, Texas, advertising agency. Though Kasey can't identify the killer, she believes the killer saw her-and that her life is now in danger. And, as if trying to salvage her company and her sanity isn't trouble enough, Tanner Hart has walked back into her life.THE EASIER IT IS TO REMEMBERA former bad boy who's made good, Tanner is now running for the Senate and needs Kasey's media savvy for his campaign. Accepting his offer means she can only try to forget that, twenty years ago, a night of passion in Tanner's arms left her with a son whom another man raised as his own. Tanner's return awakens emotions that never died. But as the media circus surrounding his campaign grows, so do Kasey's fears about the killer's identity...and about her own devastating secret. Soon there's nowhere to hide...from the danger, from the truth-or from her deepest desires.
CELEBRATION 1000 MAN OF THE MONTH MR. APRIL The Groom Had a Secret: Rugged rancher Jeremiah Davis joined the bachelor auction to find a willing wife.... The Bride Had a Fit: The last thing Bridget Martin remembered was buying a sexy stranger at a fundraising auction...so how did she wake up as one Mrs. Jeremiah Davis? Jeremiah had roped the unsuspecting Bridget into marriage, knowing full well she deserved the whole truth. But their very real wedding night had this cowboy wanting his new bride to be someone he could love-and someone his daughter could call Mom.... MAN OF THE MONTH: Could his marriage of convenience be a match made in heaven? CELEBRATION 1000: Come celebrate the publication of the 1000th Silhouette Desire, with scintillating love stories by some of your favorite writers!
MAN of the MonthMR. NOVEMBERThe Problem: Sexy single dad Porter Wyman was a Texan born and bred, but this tycoon's fortune was no help in his current predicament. If he didn't get some assistance with baby Matthew soon, he was going to run for the hills.The Solution: Ellen Sexton. She was silk to his denim. Lace to his leather. And whether she knew it or not, she was the perfect woman to cuddle little Mathew-not to mention his dad!Next Steps: Convince this independent filly that settling down to a ready-made family was the trail to a tried-and-true happily-ever-after.Man of the Month: This Texas tycoon was used to getting what he wanted, and what he wanted now...was Ellen!
Hot as a Summer NightSince her mother's tragic suicide, Lindsay Newman has watched her wealthy Mississippi family spin out of control. Tired of being a pawn in men's games, Lindsay is determined to become a revel in her own life-and Mitch Rawlins ignites that first white-hot spark. Tanned, shirtless and all-male, he's dangerous, defiant and oh, so tempting....Reckless as Forbidden LoveMitch won't deny his hunger for Lindsay, but the Newmans' new groundskeeper isn't interested in playing games with a spoiled little rich girl. Lindsay's world is the last thing he wants...yet he wants Lindsay herself more than anything. Something sad and vulnerable in Lindsay's golden eyes invites him to reach out and risk his own heart. But, like everyone else in the Newman household, he's got something to hide. Something that could tear Lindsay away from him forever.
When Dillon Reed strolls into Janey Mayfield's candy shop, the past opens up like a forbidden door. The imposing ex-marine turned high school principal is a shocking reminder of an affair that shattered all their lives.After the scandal that destroyed two marriages, Janey fled to Colorado with her daughter. Now, three years later, she's come back to South Carolina, determined to make a success of the business she inherited and keep control of her well-ordered life. But it's an uphill battle, what with her rebellious teenage daughter, a rash of break-ins plaguing the town, and an ex-husband with a grudge.She tells herself she doesn't want the attraction she feels for Dillon. She doesn't want to be vulnerable to what his heated glance has put on offer: sweet, irresistible passion. But Janey discovers that the more determined she is to avoid temptation, the more it stands in her way.
MR. MARCHThe Stubborn Cowboy: Garth Dixon had no hankerin' for a wife, but the blond vixen next door had him scheming for a chance at a no-strings fling....The Southern Beauty: No way was Tiffany Russell giving in to her hot-tempered, secretive neighbor-even if his smoldering good looks set her body on fire!There was no doubt that the latest female to hit Pennington, Utah, was trouble, but Garth never could resist a challenge-especially one in tight jeans. Since the cowgirl from Texas clearly seemed set on ignoring her neighbor, he knew it was up to him to show her the meaning of passion-filled nights....MAN OF THE MONTH: Could this rough-edged cowboy end up getting roped and tied by love?
NOTHING WOULD GET IN HIS WAYHe was an expert at uncovering secrets, but Cal Webster had overlooked a huge one. His ex-wife had hidden her pregnancy from him. And worse, she had turned the baby over to his enemy. Cal was determined to get custody of his young son. But when he discovered his ex-wife's sister caring for the child, he embarked on one last mission. Using all of his seductive skills, Cal would pose as a stranger, uncover everything he could about this woman and use it to get back what was his. He never counted on his ruse becoming all-too-real.
UNTAMABLE TEXANSuccessful Grant Wilcox was used to getting what he wanted. And what he wanted was Kelly Baker, the beautiful stranger passing through. It was just his luck that the gorgeous newcomer was also a whip-smart lawyer--just the sort to get a good ol' Texan businessman like himself out of a tough situation. Soon their all-business relationship turned into a white-hot affair, leaving Grant to wonder if Kelly's entry into his life was going to cause more trouble than any woman was worth.
Gaining back trust is hard enough...Jackson Cole is shocked when he hears a troubled friend has been found murdered in a New Orleans hotel room-and he's the prime suspect in her death. Jackson realizes he has to fight for his life, but the one person he can count on is the last person he should call: Hallie Hunter, the most gifted attorney he knows...and his ex-fiancée.Especially when you're being set up for murderDivorce attorney Hallie Hunter can hardly keep her composure when Jackson walks through her door, begging her to represent him. It can mean only one thing-she will have to spend time alone with the man who once violated her trust...the only man she has ever loved. And to make matters more complicated, the murder victim was at the root of their final split. But as the case steers her toward a dangerous underworld, Hallie must help Jackson confront a devastating truth-and must decide for herself if she can ever live without him again.
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