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He was rich, powerful and every woman's fantasy. Although many had tried to lasso Jacobsville's sought-after bachelor, none had managed to catch Matt Caldwell's eye. However, mysterious Leslie Murry was about to change all that. For the cynical Texas tycoon's spirited new employee roused his temper like no one ever had before. And despite his fierce denials, her soft vulnerability also brought out his every protective instinct. After sampling her soul-searing kisses, Matt was sorely tempted to possess the enticing innocent who clearly ached for a man's tender touch. Still, this Long, Tall Texan wasn't about to let down HIS guard until he sweet-talked Leslie into surrendering HER heart! Long Tall Texans: Rugged heroes from Jacobsville, Texas.
Always in the middle of trouble, be it during roundup or at Jacobsville county dances, Harley Fowler emerges unscathed. Until he meets whirlwind, top-notch investigator Alice Jones, who is trying to solve a murder involving the one family Harley doesn't want to talk about--his own. Suddenly he's in the midst of mayhem--and all he can think about is protecting Alice. But the stubborn woman is unappreciative of his efforts. What's a confirmed maverick to do? Is seduction the solution?
New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer commemorates the bliss of courtship with two romances set in a rollicking Montana setting! THE MEN OF MEDICINE RIDGE. For rugged ranchers Mack Killain and Gil Callister, setting pulses aflutter is all in a day's work. But these towering, tenacious men of Medicine Ridge Ranch won't be sweet-talked into marriage. Or will they. . . ' Sparks fly when two beguilingly innocent bachelorettes pull out all the stops to charm their surly cowboys into trading in a life of stubborn solitude for love on the range! THE WEDDING IN WHITE. From the moment Mack Killain branded her with his slow, sensual kisses, schoolteacher Natalie Brock knew the dynamic cattleman was her destiny. Now she just had to convince him of that! CIRCLE OF GOLD. Never in her wildest dreams had Kasie Mayfield believed that her formidable boss could sweep her off her feet. Why then was it on the tip of her tongue to passionately profess her love to the ornery Gil Callister?
She was in danger and he fought to protect her. But this sweet-natured beauty yearned for so much more. Sally Johnson dreamed of a lifetime of love in Ebenezer Scott's powerful embrace. Could she slip through his iron-clad defenses and become this beloved mercenary's bride?
Tall, dark and eligible? That's all that matters to the women of Jacobsville when it comes to handsome and aloof FBI agent Jon Blackhawk. But if it were up to him, he would never settle down. Luckily, Jon has a gatekeeper: his efficient and reliable assistant, Joceline Perry. Without her help, he'd be at the mercy of husband hunters-but the more he comes to rely on her, the more he notices how invaluable she really is....While Joceline can't deny that her boss is attractive, as a single mother with responsibilities she's determined to be professional. But when Jon is accosted by a criminal seeking revenge, she comes to his aid-fueling the spark that is growing between them.As the danger to Jon's safety grows, Joceline stands by his side. But when the smoke clears, will the man who avoided love realize that all he ever needed was right there all along?
Count Eduardo Cortes's fortune-and future at his beloved ranch-are in question. Tragedy, money woes and family pressure are now driving him toward a marriage of convenience. That is, until he encounters Bernadette Barron, wandering frightened and disheveled after a society ball....Beneath the grime, it's clear Bernadette is beautiful and rich. But is she just another heartbreak waiting to happen or has Eduardo finally found the one woman who can save his ranch and heal his heart? The Spanish count can provide Bernadette with the title she needs-but can he return her feelings?Gazing into her husband's penetrating eyes, Bernadette sees not only his calculating ways but also his quick arousal to passion. Will their growing desire be enough to overcome the mounting challenges they face...and to claim the love she will not be denied?
New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer delivers a reader-favorite tale of Prince Charming on the range!When Christy Haley joined an archaeological excavation in Arizona, she unexpectedly comes across the most fascinating find of all: an irascible, yet irresistible, ranch owner! The blonde teacher can't help but be drawn to handsome Nate Lang, who makes it clear he isn't looking for love. But Christy will have to dig a little deeper to find the rancher's true desires...The last thing Nate needs is an Eastern greenhorn who doesn't know a cactus from a cornstalk! But Christy has already unearthed his passion...and discovered her rugged Westerner is a greenhorn himself--at love!
The return of the Montana Mavericks: Tough cowboys who you can't help but fall in love with. Enjoy the first 4 books in the series: Rogue Stallion by Diana Palmer, The Widow and the Rodeo Man by Jackie Merritt, Sleeping with the Enemy by Myrna Temte and The Once and Future Wife by Laurie Paige.
The Bride Who Was Stolen in the Night by Diana Palmer Young, innocent Abby Turner is determined to marry Mr. Absolutely Wrong...until her childhood crush rides back into her life. Chayce Derringer has deliberately kept his distance from Abby, but can he bear to watch her walk down the aisle with another man? Cowgirl Bride by Susan Mallery Lady wrangler Sierra Conroy gave up on love the day Dylan McLaine broke her heart. And over the years, she's convinced herself she doesn't need it. But the heartbreakingly handsome Dylan is back in town, and he's determined to change her mind-fast!
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Diana Palmer's second installment in her thrilling space epic is a vast panorama of far-flung civilizations, interplanetary conflict and galaxy-spanning passion... THE MORCAI BATTALION: THE RECRUIT A prophecy foretold: Three years after the unprovoked attack on a peaceful colony, the war between the Rojok dynasty and the Tri-Galaxy Fleet rages on. Born of that war is the Morcai Battalion, a fleet comprised of Centaurians and humans-the first collaboration of its kind and a step toward an intergalactic alliance. But the fragile union is tested as their courageous commander in chief, Dtimun, is faced with the temptation of the forbidden-and human-Dr. Madeline Ruszel. A combat surgeon, Ruszel is aware of the danger of inciting a Centaurian's interest, even if he is the most intriguing of men. Besides putting their mission at risk, personal relations between their kinds are still outlawed. But a prophecy that touches on both their lives and the future of all alien nations hints that a greater unity may be theirs for the taking...if they, and their crew, survive in the battle for peace.
Tycoon Canton Rourke, was beset and besieged - and all because of his neighbor, Janine Curtis. The woman was out to get him, he was sure of it. He'd come to Cancun, Mexico, with his daughter to relax, not catch bandits, track kidnappers...or save the woman from any other fine mess she landed herself in!Her neighbor's opinion was not a secret to Janine. So she was determined to live down to his image of her...while trying to ignore how her knees buckled every time he rescued her. Was she falling in love? The man was a mystery...would a lifetime of love prove an answer?
CAN HE GET PAST BETRAYAL? Allison Hathoway's life was about healing. And she was good at it. Or had been good at it until the tragedy in South America. Now she couldn't even fix herself. She didn't know how to go on, didn't know what to do, or who to be.She had that in common with Gene Nelson. After the rancher found out the truth about his father, he'd realized his whole life was a lie. He'd gone a little wild, and saw no reason not to give in to his every desire. And the minute he saw Allison, he wanted her. But underneath their explosive passion, Allison and Gene found comfort in each other's wounded souls. And a chance to start over.
Can he get past betrayal?Allison Hathoway's life was about healing. And she was good at it. Or had been good at it until the tragedy in South America. Now she couldn't even fix herself. She didn't know how to go on, didn't know what to do, or who to be.She had that in common with Gene Nelson. After the rancher found out the truth about his father, he'd realized his whole life was a lie. He'd gone a little wild, and saw no reason not to give in to his every desire. And the minute he saw Allison, he wanted her. But underneath their explosive passion, Allison and Gene found comfort in each other's wounded souls. And a chance to start over.
At the tender age of twenty-four, Rebecca Cullen found life much too complicated. She worked a full-time job, raised her two teenage brothers, supported her retired grandfather and tended to their Georgia farm. When her troubled brother Clay was arrested on drug charges, Rebecca's life suddenly began to come apart at the seams. The last thing she needed was the district attorney on the case to be arrogant, rude -- and the handsomest man she'd ever seen. Word on the street was that Rouke Kilpatrick was notorious for his hard line against drug dealers. He used whatever means necessary to prosecute them. But Rebecca's brother was innocent. And when the antidrug Rourke began to sympathize with Rebecca and her family, she couldn't help but acknowledge her sizzling attraction to him. As passions flared between them, innocent Rebecca dared to hope that her narrow world might finally be opening up to include someone like Rourke -- sophisticated, sensual and exciting. Every time she was with him, she felt like Cinderella at the ball. All she wanted was to feel his arms wrapped around her, his strong body pressed up against hers. But is the man she's falling in love with just using her to pursue a drug dealer? Now Rebecca will have to decide which is stronger: Rourke's passion for the law -- or for her.
New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer delivers a fan-favorite tale of second-chance passion and redemption in NIGHT OF LOVE!Steven Ryker has always made it clear that he's never needed a woman to make his life complete. But that is the farthest thing from the truth. Once, he gave beautiful Meg Shannon his love, but she chose a life without him over a future together. Now that Meg is back in town, though, this bachelor refuses to get burned again. But where there are sparks, there is the flame of love, just waiting to be rekindled...To save her struggling dance company, Meg must accept an unthinkable offer from Steven, whom she thought betrayed her long ago. The last thing she wants is to put her heart in the hands of the one man no female, even her, can resist. But will it cost her more to trust Steven...or to deny the irresistible passion reigniting between them?
After a devastating flood orphaned Noelle Brown, she thought her handsome and charming benefactor, Andrew Paige, could be the man of her dreams. So why did his steely-eyed older stepbrother, Jared Dunn, make her heart race and her breath catch in her throat?Desperado turned lawman, Jared had come home to Fort Worth, Texas, ready to leave his dangerous past behind. The green-eyed, feisty young woman his stepbrother had taken in wasn't the gold digger Jared had expected. Far from it-the unconventional, innocent beauty needed his guidance to learn the ways of high society, a task he found surprisingly enjoyable.When scandal threatened them all, Noelle would be forced to marry to save the family's honor. But which brother had truly captured her heart? With rivalry pitting brother against brother, one thing was for certain-this wouldn't be a marriage of convenience!
When innocent, wealthy Nora Marlowe came to visit the Wild West, she was as wide-open to adventure as the vast Texas horizon. Its rugged individualism-and dashing cowboys-suited her romantic spirit. That is, until the wrong cowboy decided to take the elegant heiress down a notch!Cal Barton didn't like haughty Eastern misses. And he certainly didn't appreciate one invading the ranch where he worked. But something about Nora was irresistible. The pull between them only grew stronger the longer she stayed-until a simple kiss became a full-fledged seduction that threatened to destroy everything she held dear....
Russell Currie never let Letecia Peacock forget that she was ten years younger than him. But now that Letecia is a young woman, she cannot stop comparing every man she meets to Russell. Reissue.
It was in Paris she first saw him. He was tall, handsome-utterly dangerous. Inexplicably drawn to him, Brianne Martin pulled a grief-stricken Pierce Hutton back from the depths of despair. He was forever grateful, but he drew the line at seducing a woman half his age.It was in Paris she fell in love. Although Pierce was strictly off-limits, Brianne couldn't imagine surrendering her innocence to anyone but him. Certainly not to her stepfather's corrupt business associate. Obsessed with Brianne since their first meeting, this man would stop at nothing in his relentless pursuit of her, including masterminding a marriage to merge their powerful families. All seemed lost, until Pierce passionately saved Brianne's life...as she'd once saved his.
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One convenient download. One bargain price. Get all March Silhouette Desire with one click!A ruthless tycoon makes a million-dollar proposition to his stunning sister-in-law...a surly, reclusive cowboy is captivated by a feisty, plain-Jane bookseller...a commitmentphobic CEO falls for a headstrong heiress with a ticking biological clock. Find all this and more with six powerful, passionate and provocative stories from Silhouette Desire! Bundle includes Mistress & a Million Dollars by Maxine Sullivan, Iron Cowboy by Diana Palmer, Bargaining for King's Baby by Maureen Child, The Spanish Aristocrat's Woman by Katherine Garbera, CEO's Marriage Seduction by Anna DePalo and For Blackmail...or Pleasure by Robyn Grady.
Former black ops CIA operative Colby Lane, now retired from his wild years as a mercenary, has found his new calling as assistant chief of security for the mammoth Ritter Oil Corporation. But the past is never far behind. He's soon enmeshed in plans to trap a notorious drug trafficker, and it seems that his ex-wife, Sarina Carrington-whom he so cruelly left after one day of marriage-may be more involved than she's letting on. Not only that, but Sarina has a six-year-old dark-eyed daughter whose father is mysteriously absent-or is he?
Her love for him was like a paper rose, which longed for the magic to make it real...Compellingly handsome Tate Winthrop once boldly came to Cecily Peterson's rescue. Her devotion to him knew no bounds, but since the fiercely proud Native American refused to consider a mixed marriage, their passion remained unfulfilled. Shattered by Tate's rejection, Cecily had been forced to leave the man of her dreams.Now she was back and destined to win. But when Tate becomes caught in the middle of a shocking political scandal, she realizes they need each other now, more than ever. And this time it is Cecily, a woman embarking on a brilliant career, who comes to his rescue and attempts to shield the man she loves from a devastating secret that could destroy his life....
As a successful New York interior designer, Jennifer King led a hectic, fast-paced life. So when a sudden illness cost her her job, she jumped at the chance of a working vacation at a Texas ranch.But life with Everett Culhane, the brooding, dark-eyed owner of the Circle C Ranch, was not easy. According to him, their lives were two worlds apart. But when he took her in his arms and branded her lips with his, Jennifer knew that she must make this headstrong cowboy her own.
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