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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?
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.
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.
One convenient download. One bargain price. Get all December 2009 Silhouette Desire with one click!Get ready for a bundle filled with glitz and glamour with all six December 2009 Silhouette Desire books, including titles by New York Times bestselling authors Susan Mallery and Diana Palmer! Bundle includes: High-Powered, Hot-Blooded by Susan Mallery, The Maverick by Diana Palmer, Lone Star Seduction by Day Leclaire, To Tame Her Tycoon Lover by Ann Major, Millionaire Under the Mistletoe by Tessa Radley and Defiant Mistress, Ruthless Millionaire by Yvonne Lindsay.
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.
Dr. Ramon Cortero's patient, Nurse Noreen Kensington, has a serious case of heartache. Maybe the only remedy is a dose of old-fashioned tender loving care from the seductive doctor! But Ramon's stormy history with Noreen made him the one man she didn't want rescuing her now that she was ill.When truths about the past are revealed, Ramon is determined to make things right with the woman who's haunted his dreams for so long. But will this patient doctor be able to mend Noreen's broken heart before it's too late?
The Hard Headed GroomHe was everything Tiffany Blair wanted. He was danger. He was love . . . and she was meant to spend forever with him. Trouble was, the almighty Kingman Marshall insisted marriage was for fools. But for better, for worse, Tiffany vowed she'd walk eon the aisle as King's bride. And the Virgin BrideShe was young, beautiful . . . and totally off-limits. He was too old, too jaded and too burdened with secrets to indulge in fantasies of living happily-ever-after. But what he wouldn't give to carry the ravishing Miss Blair over the threshold to womanhood . . .
New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer takes readers back to Jacobsville, Texas, where Hayes Carson is a lawman on a search for justice.His brother had been the only family he had left in the world. Hayes, a long, tall and serious Texan, has long been suspicious of the blond-haired, bright-eyed Minette Raynor, who is both mysterious and beautiful. And now he's convinced that Minette was involved in giving his brother the drugs that killed him. As far as Hayes is concerned, neither her looks nor anything else will stand in the way of him righting what is so very wrong.Minette can't get Hayes off her mind, or off her back. His investigation of her is a nuisance, but as an undercover DEA agent, that's the least of her worries. Until she finds herself in great danger, and he's the only one who can save her. Can she count on Hayes believing the truth-and saving her life?
"ANYTHING WORTH HAVING IS WORTH FIGHTING FOR..."From the moment the elegantly dressed society woman walked into the bar on the wrong side of town, rugged Texan Donavan Langley knew she was trouble-and just the type of woman he'd vowed to avoid. But the lovely Fay York awoke a tenderness in him that he'd never known...and a yearning for something he could never have. The electrifying instant Fay gazed into a pair of glittering silver eyes, she fell hard for Donavan. Even though the rough-and-tumble cowboy was determined to keep his heart from her, he needed Fay. And it wasn't such a big step from needing to loving....
New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Diana Palmer brings her readers back to Branntville, Texas, with Cort Brannt's story. The heir to the Skylance Ranch empire has women gallop into his life, but the handsome lone wolf sends them just as quickly on their way...until a pretty, vivacious neighbor appears on the range. Has the most eligible bachelor in Branntville met his match?
Days are hot on the Skylance Ranch, and the nights even hotter!New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Diana Palmer brings her readers back to Branntville, Texas, with Cort Brannt's story. The heir to the Skylance Ranch empire has women gallop into his life, but the handsome lone wolf sends them just as quickly on their way...until a pretty, vivacious neighbor appears on the range. Has the most eligible bachelor in Branntville met his match?Don't miss the classic tale by Diana Palmer Heart of Stone included in this book!Boone Sinclair is the ultimate Long, Tall Texan-reticent, noble and blessed with a Texas-size stubbornness! Can lovely Keely Welsh convince him that she's no longer a girl in need of protection, but a woman out to win his heart?
When Erin left Ty Wade so long ago, she'd vowed never to return. Because of him she'd wrecked her car, her career, and lost his baby. Once a famous model clad in silk and lace, Erin could hardly face the task of mending the tattered pieces of her life. And now Ty wanted her back. Without her, jobs would be lost. The future of the Staghorn Ranch depended on her return. Erin cared deeply for the devoted staff of his ranch. But how could she face the man she most hated-the man with a heart of stone and a will as tough as rawhide?
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