When, Jessica wondered, was she ever going to learn that men lied when it came to sex and money? Why, she'd almost fallen for Sebastian Slade's smooth story that he'd wanted nothing more than friendship from her aunt Lucy, before the lonely, wealthy, middle-aged widow had died.Perhaps Sebastian was planning to make love to Jessica, now that she was set to inherit Aunt Lucy's fortune? Jessica was determined to ignore her treacherous longings. Maybe the disturbing attraction she felt toward him would wear off, once she got used to his incredible charm and looks....
When Jason Pollack bought out Beville Holdings, he had plans for its beautiful blond receptionist. But the infamously ruthless tycoon soon discovered that his wealth and power didn't impress Leah Johanssen. She was the first woman in a long time who didn't want to chase him down the aisle!Leah's refusal of Jason's advances made him desire her all the more. He'd make her want him ? he wouldn't rest until he had Leah in his bed and at his command!
Kathryn thought she knew Hugh Parkinson, a charming, rakish playboy who was used to women being served to him on a plate. In his eyes she was just his utterly efficient, slightly uptight assistant. Until she nearly lost the thing that mattered most to her, and unexpectedly Hugh was there to help: he was prepared to marry her! But the catch. . . Hugh wanted this convenient marriage to keep Kathryn not only as his trusty assistant--but also to warm his bed. . . .
James Logan knew it was time to take a wife and produce an heir. Megan was perfect for his plans: shy, unworldly and quickly seduced by the Sydney advertising tycoon's devilish charm. She was pregnant on their wedding day.The honeymoon was barely over when Megan had a miscarriage and the scales fell from her eyes: she was trapped in a convenient marriage, and James expected her to conceive again soon. She should have demanded a divorce, but Megan was facing the uncomfortable truth: she'd fallen in love with her ruthless husband....
Though he's superrich and supereligible, marriage hasn't been on Russell McClain's agenda. Instead the handsome Sydney tycoon is focused on personal revenge--and Nicole Power, his sworn enemy's daughter, is central to his plan. She will pay for her fraudster father's sins. Russell will ruthlessly seduce her, bed her and discard her. . . . But when Russell's desire for Nicole becomes very real and very strong, one night is not enough. However, making Nicole his willing wife might just satisfy his need for vengeance. . . .
Blackmailed into bedding . . . and then wedding her! Antonio Scarlatti had been made a proposition: if he wanted to be CEO of Fortune Productions he had to marry the boss's daughter! At first, Antonio refused to give in to such blackmail. But her father's threat to give the coveted job -- and the position of Paige's husband -- to another man made Antonio think again. Would it be so difficult to bed and wed a beautiful woman like Paige?
Jordan has struggled to forget Gino Bortelli, the arrogant, sexy Italian with whom she had an affair ten years before. Things had ended abruptly, but Jordan still craved Gino's touch. No man yet had made her feel as Gino had. . . Now he's back! Older, richer and sexier, Gino still has the power to make Jordan melt. He knows something Jordan would prefer be kept secret and he's prepared to use it -- to have her, bed her, any way he wants her. And, to Jordan's shame, she can't say no. . .
Lewis didn't protest much when Olivia seduced him at an office party. His once prim and proper PA had turned into a wild, wanton woman and soon he and Olivia had more than just a working relationship. But Olivia had a secret she dared not tell Lewis. . .
Wedlocked! Brotherly love...? It was Sophia's wedding day, but she wasn't a happy and radiant bride. How could she feel anything but blue when she wasn't marrying Godfrey, the man she'd loved and the father of the baby she was expecting? Instead she was to wed Godfrey's younger brother. Jonathon Parnell was coldly handsome, and ruthless about carrying out the deathbed promise he'd made to Godfrey: to marry Sophia and give their baby legitimacy and financial security. Jonathon had assured Sophia that this would be a marriage in name only, but now she was beginning to realize that he expected her to act the role of his wife--in every sense...
Last year, Scarlet King was a blushing bride-to-be, but now she's alone and more than anything she longs for a baby. This time, she's determined to prove she doesn't need a man!Successful, spine-tinglingly gorgeous John Mitchell has desired Scarlet for years, so he seizes the chance to claim her. But his proposal comes with a devilish price: if she wants a baby, they'll do it the old-fashioned way!John reminds Scarlet of the pleasures she's been missing, but when the affair is over, will Scarlet gain her wish, but lose her heart?
Not the Marrying KindSamantha didn't want to leave her job-or her boss, Guy Haywood. But how long could a woman wait for a man to return her love? Then Guy revealed a desperate secret that gave Sam an opportunity, if not to have his love...to have his child.But the business of conception was anything but business-and much more pleasurable than either of them had been ready to accept. Facades began to crumble and forbidden emotions came into play as Guy discovered his cool, conservative assistant was all fire-and that the flames between them would not be controlled.
A Neighborly Affair?Salome was still reeling from the heartbreak and anger of the sudden ending of her marriage. She hadn't accepted anything from her former husband except an apartment that had become her only refuge. Until neighbor Mike Angellini-if you could call an enemy a neighbor-threatened to invade her peace.The man meant trouble! He'd only asked her out to dinner, but the wealthy Sydney restauranteur had always had an aggravating effect on Salome. She couldn't stand his attitude-he still assumed she was a gold digger. And now he made her wonder if she'd ever really been in love….
Dark Secrets, Forbidden Desires, Scandalous Discoveries...Welcome to a glittering new six-part saga set in Australia. This, and every novel to come, features a gripping romance that stands by itself, as the passion, scandals and hopes that exist between two fabulously rich families are revealed. But you'll also find yourself hooked throughout the series, as Gemma Smith searches for the secret of her true identity and fights for ruthless seducer Nathan Whitmore's love....Jade had a special name for Kyle Armstrong-Mr. Cool. Her father had hired him as the new marketing manager of Whitmore Opals-the job she wanted! But, the more she tried to hate Kyle, the more she found him attractive; this was real desire! Jade felt uneasy about Gemma, though, because real love was what the poor, innocent girl felt for Nathan, and Jade had no illusions about the type of man her adoptive brother was-could Kyle Armstrong be made the same way as Nathan...with ice in his veins, instead of hot blood?
When a beautiful, fiery-eyed brunette wheeled a pram into Dominic Hunter's office, claiming he was the baby's father, he knew he could not have forgotten making love to her! But Tina was convinced that Dominic, a successful stockbroker, was Bonnie's father -- and she was determined to make this heartless seducer face up to fatherhood. Heartless? Even Dominic couldn't resist baby Bonnie, whether she was his or not, and never before had he wanted a woman -- Tina -- so much. . .
Gerard Woodward was the husband Leah had dreamed of-handsome, powerful and wealthy. Until she overheard something that made her realize he'd ruthlessly seduced her into marriage for his own ends. She decided to go. . . ;. Six months later the fugitive bride comes face-to-face with her husband once more. Well, he looks like her husband, he makes love like her husband. . . ;but he claims he's her husband's twin brother!
He couldn't resist her innocence. . . Nick Coleman was one of Sydney's most eligible billionaires. Love 'em and leave 'em--that was Nick's mantra. But he couldn't do that to Sarah; he had promised he would act as her guardian and protect her. Yet he wanted her, badly. . . . Sarah was soon to claim her inheritance. She'd be a sitting duck to predators looking for a rich, innocent girl. Perhaps it was Nick's responsibility to personally teach her how wicked and seductive a man could be. . . .
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Hidden PowersWhy did Jordan Vine-Hall make Bonnie Merrick lose her cool? Jordan exuded the sort of arrogance that Bonnie detested, but surely that should have stopped her from being drawn to him so strongly!After being widowed, Bonnie had taken control of her life and was fast becoming a successful real-estate agent. But when she showed Jordan around the old McClelland house-which was rumored to be haunted-something else took over...Suddenly Bonnie and Jordan became obsessed by a passion they just couldn't resist!
Successful divorce lawyer Daniel Bannister was certain there was no such thing as love. He lived his life with no strings attached, honing his expertise in the courtroom--and the bedroom. So how did Daniel meet and marry Charlotte Gale within twenty-four hours? With his customary ruthlessness, of course. When he discovered that Charlotte had been jilted on the eve of her marriage, he had a plan to suit both of them...
Just a little sex. . . ? No. For vulnerable Zoe Simons it's a whole entire night of pure unadulterated sex. With the gorgeous stranger staying in the beach house next door. Zoe craves the comfort, the passion, the sexual healing that only Aiden Mitchell can deliver. Just a lot of sex. . . ! Yes. Shockingly Aiden now wants a week of Zoe-and her beautiful body. He's determined to bind her to him-physically, emotionally, sexually. No taboos for seven days. To prove to her that lust-with the right man-does lead to love.
Marina has flown form Australia to London to donate her bone marrow to seven-year-old Rebecca, the Earl of Winterbourne's great-niece. But James, lord Winterbourne, isn't the elderly gentleman Marina expected: he's thirty-something - and rakishly good-looking. Marina tries to ignore her growing feelings for James and concentrate on helping Rebecca. But James won't let it rest: he wants Marina in his bed. And though she knows she can only be a passing passion in James's life, the temptation to succumb, even just for a night, is overwhelming!
Angie was determined finally to throw off the memory of Lance Sterling. It had been nine years since her brother's impossibly handsome friend had stolen her fifteen-year-old heart with a kiss. Now Angie knew it was time to move on, time to stop comparing every man she met with Lance, time to let a man love her. Maybe there would be someone eligible at her brother's party? But then Lance unexpectedly turned up and announced that his marriage was over, and the temptation for a certain twenty-four-year-old- virgin to try to seduce him was impossible to resist. . .
Damsel in DistressAudrey needed someone on her side for once and Elliot Knight appointed himself. But playing gallant rescuer for someone as vulnerable as Audrey- fresh on the rebound and tempting as sing.Audrey knew she was deliberately playing on Elliot's capacity for compassion, but she couldn't let him walk out of her life, good deed done. The oh-so-brief feel of his lips on hers had been heaven. Somehow she had to convince her enigmatic hero that this was no fairy tale-but the real thing.
Sheikh Bandar bin Saeed al Serkel had lived life in the fast lane. But now this oil-rich billionaire was facing a roadblock: he had a brain tumor. There was a fifty-fifty chance Bandar would recover. With weeks to go before starting treatment, he would distract himself with a trip to Australia, where he'd indulge in his favorite pastime: a woman in his bed and at his command, a slave to his legendary lovemaking. . . . That was where Samantha Nelson came in. . . .
FROM HERE TO PATERNITYShe wanted a baby-but not a man!After Miles met Maddie, she stayed on his mind. In the end he returned to Australia to get Maddie out of his system by bedding her for six months or so-marriage would never be a part of his agendaWhich suited Maddie just fine. She adored men, but had no faith in them-and no intention of marrying, either. But she did want a baby! And Miles had all the qualities Maddie wanted in the father of her child: brains, breeding and beauty.... Not that she would ever let him know...FROM HERE TO PATERNITY-men who find their way to fatherhood by fair means, by foul, or even by default!
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