Celebrated cartoonist Jared McCloud is out of laughs and rents a secluded beach house to unblock his creative juices. Jared ends up falling for Cleo Allyssum, the reluctant landlady. Cleo has more important things to do than chat with the sexy, artistic, impossibly bullheaded hunk living in her guest house. Yet somehow Jared and his devilish charm inch their way into her life. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Around the small California town where Pippa Cochran has fled to escape an abusive boyfriend, Seth Wyatt is called the Grim Reaper-and not just because he's a bestselling author of horror novels. He's an imposing presence, battling more inner demons than even an indefatigable woman like Pippa cares to handle. Yet, while in his employ, she can't resist the emotional pull of his damaged son or the chance to hide in the fortress he calls a home. Then Pippa's amazing gifts begin to alter their world in ways none of them could have imagined. But something soon goes wrong. Dangerous "accidents" occur, threatening to destroy the tremulous new love that Pippa and Seth have dared to discover. ...
Just in time for Valentine's Day! This one features stories of passion and romance from five critically-acclaimed romance authors -- Mary Balogh, Mary Jo Putney, Joan Wolf, Edith Layton, and Patricia Rice. Each story is a classic, and all have been unavailable for at least five years. A perfect Valentine for the romantic reader!
In Carolina Girl, gifted writer Patricia Rice gives readers a marvelous novel about two very different people who, against all odds, end up with a common goal: to spend their lives together. . . . Born and raised on an island off the shores of South Carolina, Aurora Jenkins isn't about to let her home's rural beauty and delicate ecology fall victim to over-development. Her life takes an unexpected turn, though, when she meets Clay McCloud. No one has ever affected her so deeply.
A Country Christmas: A Husband for Holly, Friends Are Forever, The Gift, A Time For Giving, O Christmas Treeby Emily Bradshaw Raine Cantrell Jodi Thomas Karen Harper Patricia Rice
Jodi Thomas tells of a Texas tomboy who gets more than she bargained for under the mistletoe. Patricia Rice spins a touching tale of love lost and found in the bluegrass country of Kentucky. Emily Bradshaw captures the spirit of the season--Western style--in her wonderful tale of a woman who melts the frostbitten heart of the man who rescues her from a Christmas blizzard. Raine Cantrell presents a moving Civil War story, set in the hills of upstate New York. Karen Harper paints a warm picture of old-fashioned love from America's heartland.
All Blake Montague wants is to save Europe from a tyrant. But as the penniless youngest son of a baron, he needs a marriage of convenience to provide the money he requires for a military commission. Then he meets a blonde beauty who can fulfill all his needs-especially those satisfied by a wife. . . .
New York Times bestselling author Patricia Rice writes what readers of romantic fiction love most--irresistible stories and unforgettable characters bursting with life, humor, and deep emotion. . . . Although home is a dusty curiosity shop filled with rainbows and crystal balls, Maya Alyssum's past has not been filled with good fortune. Her impossible dream is to open a school where kids can find unconditional love and acceptance, the very things she never had as a child. The town council of Wadeville, North Carolina, is determined to stop her until the day Axell Holm walks into her shop. He's the kind of uptight authority figure she loves to hate . . . and hates to love. Axell knows trouble when he sees it. But he needs the ethereal schoolteacher and the magic she works on his motherless daughter. He's willing to face the wrath of his hometown to get what he wants, but he's unprepared for his reaction to this strange and wonderful woman who turns his ordered life upside down, making him believe in dreams again. . . .
Christmas 1815. Upstairs and downstairs, Holbourne Hall is abuzz with preparations for a grand ball to celebrate the year's most festive--and romantic--holiday. For at the top of each guest's wish list is a last chance to find true love before the New Year... A chance meeting beneath the mistletoe, a stolen glance across the dance floor--amid the sumptuous delicacies, glittering decorations, and swell of the orchestra, every duchess and debutante, lord and lackey has a hopeful heart. There's the headstrong heiress who must win back her beloved by midnight--or be wed to another....the spinster whose fateful choice to relinquish love may hold one more surprise for her...a widow yearning to glimpse her long-lost love for even one sweet, fleeting interlude ...a charming rake who finds far more than he bargained for. And many other dazzling, romantic tales in this star-studded collection that will fill your heart and spice up your holidays...
PRAISE FOR PATRICIA RICE:"PATRICIA RICE IS A MASTER STORYTELLER. " --MARY JO PUTNEY, New York Timesbestselling author of A Distant MagicHer voice was a curse. . . When Dylan "Oz" Oswin's son is kidnapped, the high-powered producer will do anything to get him back. Desperately following an anonymous tip, he seeks help from a former child singing sensation called Syrene, only to find she's vowed never to sing again. Immune to her voice but not her charm, Oz is convinced she holds the key to his son's disappearance--and he'll stop at nothing to make her break her vow. Only he can make her sing . . . She knows the devastation her talent can bring. There's more than a child's life at stake, but Syrene cannot unleash her dangerous siren's voice upon the world, even for a man who is impossible to deny. . . PRAISE FOR MERELY MAGIC: "A SENSUAL, COMPELLING STORY COMPLETE WITH A CAST OF. . . REMARKABLE CHARACTERS. " --RT Book Reviews, 4 ½ stars "AN AMAZING STORY. A MUST READ. . . IF YOU LIKE YOUR ROMANCE WITH A TOUCH OF MAGICAL FANTASY!" --Long and Short Reviews"INCREDIBLY WELL WRITTEN . . . A LOVELY STORY. " --Love Romance Passion
He's a Lonely Highland Lord... Aidan Dougal is deadly, and he knows it. His self-imposed isolation is to keep others out of harm's way. However, it also makes any kind of intimacy impossible...and certainly not marriage! Asking for help is beyond him until a woman unlike any he's ever met slips into his life like an answered prayer. She's a Complication He Never Expected Mora Abbott has been trained in patience, prudence, and practicality. But all those virtues fly out the window the moment she meets Aidan. She has a gift for saving people, but the more time she spends with the dark Scottish lord, the more she realizes she's the one in danger...of completely losing herself to his wicked ways. Praise for New York Times bestselling author Patricia Rice "Rich has a magical touch for creating fascinating plots, delicious romance, and delightful characters."--Booklist "You can always count on Patricia Rice for an entertaining story with just the right mix of romance, humor, and emotion."--The Romantic Reader
Patricia Rice's Magic series is classic, with each book a bestseller. Casablanca Classics is re-launching the series, following two families-one steeped in logic and science, the other in magic-and the unlikely romances that happen when they get together.
Confections that charm and delight, like the holidays themselves. --RT Book Reviews Unwrap the most romantic of Regency delights in this sparkling holiday collection. . .Christmastime in England--a time for passionate secrets, delicious whispers, and wicked-sweet gifts by the fire. From a spirited lady who sets out to save her rakish best friend from an unsuitable engagement, to a bold spy who gets the unexpected chance to win the woman he's always loved, to a vicar's daughter who pretends to be a saucy wench, these holiday tales will make you curl up in front of the fire for a memorable season of mischief and mistletoe. . ."No one writes historical romance better." --Cathy Maxwell on Mary Jo Putney"Breaks just about every rule in the book and makes us beg for more." --RT Book Reviews on Jo Beverley
Her Scandalous Painting Ruined His Reputation Lady Lucinda Malcolm Pembroke's paintings have been known to cause trouble, but never quite like this. Somehow she's painted the perfect likeness of a man she's never met and depicted him as a murderer! She never would have displayed the painting--for all London to see--if she'd suspected her subject was real. Fleeing the scandal, Lucinda escapes to a remote cottage and assumes a disguise...only to come face-to-face with her nemesis. ...And Now He's About to Return the Favor! Sir Trevelyan Rochester has taken down bloodthirsty pirates, captured French privateers, even gained a commendation from the king. Yet now the whole country is convinced he's a cold-blooded killer. If there's anyone he's ever wanted to murder, it's Lady Lucinda. But somehow the woman bewitches him like no other and soon he finds he can't stand the thought of letting her go... Praise for New York Times bestselling author Patricia Rice: "A passionate, sensual, and romantic adventure."--RT Book Reviews, 4 stars "Delicious romance and delightful characters."--Booklist "Charming and immensely entertaining."--Library Journal
In the tradition of her national bestseller Impossible Dreams, Patricia Rice delivers another exhilarating romance brimming with irrepressible wit and fierce emotion. . . . Adrian Quinn trusts no one. Four years in prison will do that to a man. Especially if he's innocent. Somebody owes Adrian the truth, not to mention a fortune in lost income. So he tracks down his late partner's ex--a spoiled society wife who probably never worked a day. She ruined his life. Now he wants to return the favor. Faith Nicholls escaped her two-timing husband right after he shattered her girlish dreams. Left with nothing, Faith made a fresh start in a quiet place where nobody knew her or her name. Until Adrian Quinn stalks into town, dredging up dangerous secrets, awakening smoldering passions in her scorched heart--and making her believe in love again. . . .
A Desperate Duke Everything about Lord Harry's easygoing life is about to change. After unexpectedly inherting the title of Duke of Sommersville, he's also discovered it comes with a load of debt. To save the estate, he's going to need money. Lots of it--and quick. A Free-Spirited Duchess Lady Christina has no problem with Harry marrying her for her dowry. After all, they've been friends since childhood. But gone is the laughing, charming boy she once knew. And she won't share anything of herself until she gets that Harry back. No matter how tempting he proves to be... Praise for New York Times bestselling author Patricia Rice "Rich as a magical touch for creating fascinating plots, delicious romance, and delightful characters."--Booklist "Charming and immensely entertaining."--Library Journal "Rice bewitches, beguiles, and tickles your fancy."--RT Book Reviews Top Pick, 4 stars
"Felicity Malcolm Childe's gift for experiencing visions through touch has always felt more like a curse than a blessing, so she covers herself from head to toe. Only the maddeningly handsome Ewen Ives provokes tingles of pleasure rather than pain, but he is already betrothed. Her last hope is to go to Scotland to find the ancient book of spells that could free her from the burden of this gift. "
When he becomes seventh Earl of Danecroft, rakish John Fitzhugh Wyckerly also inherits a crumbling estate and massive debts. Determined to do right, he reclaims his illegitimate daughter Penelope and heads to London in search of a very rich wife. Abigail Merriweather's farm has been quiet since she lost custody of her four young half-siblings-until a roguish gentleman named Fitz stops for a rest, his rebellious daughter in tow. His etiquette is questionable, his parenting deplorable-so why does Abby delight in his flirtations? And when she seeks a suitor to help her regain the children, why does Fitz keep popping up? .
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