As the driven executive director of The Sanctuary, a program dedicated to reaching out to victimized women, Jolene Walker has neither the time nor the energy for a personal life. . . until she meets United States Army Captain Michael Kirkland, a sexy, powerfully compelling intelligence expert who tempts her to trade in her eighteen-hour work days for sultry nights of sizzling passion. But their bliss is shattered when Jolene takes on a mysterious new client whose deadly secrets plunge her into a terrifying world of danger, leaving Michael no choice but to risk everything to save the woman he loves. . .
From national bestselling author Rochelle Alers comes a sizzling, sensuous story of three diverse thirtysomething women whose lives are forever changed when they are invited to join the exclusive world of the Pleasure Seekers. Ilene is a captivatingly beautiful supermodel, Faye is an award-winning advertising executive and Alana is a brilliant editor for today's hottest fashion magazine. Now all three women are caught in the whirlwind of the superrich and famous. They find themselves the objects of the desires of every man-from movie stars, politicians, CEOs and rock stars to European royalty-men for whom there are no limits, nothing is too expensive, nothing is forbidden. From Manhattan to Paris to Southampton, their new worlds are a torrent of sensual delights and unlimited luxuries. But will they ultimately discover that all the money and power in the world mean nothing without...love?
Successful journalist Emily Kirkland never expected that her longtime friendship with gubernatorial candidate Christopher Delgado could ignite a dangerously irresistible desire that would result in their secret marriage. Now, with scandal and a formidable enemy threatening their most cherished dreams, Emily must uncover the truth, risking all for a passion that could promise forever....
Sometimes love is the simplest choice of all.Still reeling from her husband's untimely death, Deborah Robinson needs a fresh start. So she decides to pack up her family, box up her bookstore, and return to her grandmother's ancestral home on Cavanaugh Island. The charming town of Sanctuary Cove holds happy memories for Deborah. And, after she spies a gorgeous stranger in the local bakery, it promises the possibility for a bright, new future.Dr. Asa Monroe is at a crossroads. Ever since the loss of his family, he has been on a quest for faith and meaning, traveling from one town to another. When he meets Deborah, the beautiful bookstore owner with the warm eyes and sunny smile, Asa believes he has finally found a reason to stay in one place.As friendship blossoms into romance, Deborah and Asa discover they may have a second chance at love. But small towns have big secrets. Before they can begin their new life together, the couple must confront a challenge they never expected . . .
After her politician husband is killed in an accident, Vivienne Neal takes a job as assistant to powerful CEO Diego Cole-Thomas. As their relationship takes a sensual turn, letters arrive at Diego's office indicating that Vivienne's husband's death was no accident. Original.
A Hideaway Wedding WagerTwins Ana and Jason and their cousin Nicholas are successful thirtysomethings who are single-and loving it. They have no idea that their relatives are betting on which one of them will get married first. But by the family's New Year's Eve reunion, will all three have learned what it means to be really lucky-in love?In too deep...Music is Jason Cole's first love, and so far, no woman has ever come close. He's happiest writing and recording at his Oregon mountain retreat. Plus, the gorgeous new waitress at the local restaurant is another reason to enjoy spending time in the small, remote town-especially once he hears her sing....Though she's flattered when Jason offers her a recording contract, Greer Evans says no. She can't reveal the truth-that she's there on a dangerous secret assignment. But as their flirty friendship turns intimate, everything is on the line- Greer's career, their safety and the yearning passion that could put both their lives at risk....
From national bestselling author Rochelle Alers comes the powerful story of one woman and the secrets that will forever alter her vision of her family, her marriage, and herself. In one night, Morgana Johnson-Wells takes two hard hits: first, news that her mother has died, then evidence that her husband is having an affair. Fleeing Baltimore to tend to her mother's estate in Salvation, Georgia, Morgana finds comfort in the company of her Uncle Julian and in the diaries her mother left hidden in the attic. Shocked by her mother's most private thoughts and confused about both her illusions of her own childhood and the fate of her marriage, Morgana is drawn to local artist Erick Wilson, with whom she shares the kind of intimacy she and her husband have lost along the way. The connection grows deep, and by the time all of her mother's secrets are revealed, Morgana has a few secrets of her own...secrets of the heart, mind, and body that need never be told.
Orphaned at birth and shuttled between foster homes, CIA agent Merrick Grayslake has made a practice of not letting anyone get close to him. But he finds that his emotions are at risk when he is introduced to Alexandra Cole. It has been all work and not enough play for Alex. And what little social life she's had has been on hold for a year while she completes her graduate degree. But her ordinary everyday life changes from the moment she meets Merrick Grayslake.
Twins Ana and Jason, along with their cousin Nicholas, are successful thirtysomethings who are single-and loving it. They have no idea that their relatives are betting on which one of them will get married first. But by the family's New Year's Eve reunion, will all three have learned what it means to be really lucky-in love?As CEO of Serenity Records, Ana Cole never backs down. Now the hot new recording artist she's signed has made her the target of death threats, forcing her to go into hiding. And protecting her is U.S. marshal Jacob Jones.Jacob has better things to do on his vacation than play bodyguard. Until he gets a glimpse of the body he'll be guarding... Spending days and nights together in close quarters stokes their mutual attraction into an inferno of desire. But if Jacob can outwit a would-be assassin, will their love outlast his assignment?
For Myles Eaton, forgiving Zebrina Cooper for marrying another has been easier than forgetting their passion. Now she's back, carrying secrets. And she has one summer to convince Myles he's the only man she's ever loved. Original.
A West Virginia mining community is a long way from Dr. Mia Eaton's Dallas hometown. But trading in her designer duds for flannel and jeans isn't such a major sacrifice. Not when the town has virile, off-the-charts-gorgeous Kenyon Chandler as their sheriff. Too bad he's as arrogant as can be...until the night he's injured in the line of duty.Ever since they met at her cousin Xavier's wedding, Kenyon hasn't been able to get Mia out of his mind. And once he's under the sultry Southerner's tender loving care, he knows he's lost. Kenyon gives her six months before she hightails it back home for the pampered life she left behind. Unless he can convince her that they are each other's sweet destiny...
Chandra Eaton can't believe she left her journals--containing very private, very erotic dreams she's been having for the past two years--in a Philly taxicab. Her embarrassment turns to intrigue when Preston Tucker finds and returns them. The soulful playwright fires up Chandra's body and her mind. An irresistible combination, until she starts to suspect that he's just using her for creative inspiration.Preston has spent years running from relationships. Chandra's journals captivate his imagination, for sure, but it's the intelligent, sensual woman behind them who really fascinates him. Now he has to find a way to win back her trust before she brings the curtain down on their affair for good.
Settling down isn't high on Xavier Eaton's list-he's having too much fun playing the field, sharing his bed but never his heart. All that changes when the high-ranking military man and longtime bachelor comes back to South Carolina and walks into Selena Yates's tantalizing patisserie....Charleston is a long way from Selena's West Virginia mining hometown. And the gorgeous Eaton war hero isn't like anyone the wary chocolatier has ever met. Xavier's kisses spark desire... and a powerful yearning to belong to him. As his kisses heat up the sultry Southern nights, Selena is tempted to say "I do" to a lifetime of passion. But is she ready to take her rightful place among the Eaton women as Xavier's beloved and adored bride?
The Kentucky clinic where Dr. Levi Eaton is volunteering is worlds away from his wealthy Pennsylvania roots. Still, the South has plenty of attractions-like his colleague's captivating sister. Angela Chase is sexy, charming and looking for fun, not commitment. That combination suits Levi just fine, until he begins to appreciate what lies beneath her Southern belle facade.Her fiancÃ©'s betrayal destroyed Angela's faith in men-and inspired a double life that would surprise her prominent family. Hiding her true self from a man as charismatic as Levi isn't so easy, and for once, she isn't sure she wants to try. But without the courage to trust him with her secrets, their sultry Southern nights may soon be just a haunting memory....
Once Faith Whitfield dreamed she'd find her prince, but enough frogs have dispelled that fairy tale. She's been too busy running Let Them Eat Cake and satisfying other people's sweet tooth to lament her own love life. Still, a woman's got to get out of the kitchen sometime and Ethan McMillan's seduction heats her passion to the boiling point. But even decadent weekends of romance and Ethan's sweet sensuality can't convince Faith to trust him with her heart. Does he really want happily ever after--with her?Former air force pilot Ethan McMillan comes to the aid of a damsel in distress, but soon realizes he's the one in danger--of falling for luscious pastry chef Faith Whitfield.
When tall, ruggedly handsome U. S. marshall Raphael Madison tells spirited five-foot-three floral designer Simone Whitfield that he's her live-in bodyguard for the duration of a high-profile court case, the notion that opposites attract definitely applies. But while trying to stay busy and ignore the magnetic pull of the hunky lawman, Simone discovers that sharing her home with a bodyguard stirs up a storm of longing. Soon, their closeness becomes electrifying, as friendship brings intimacy and an endless night of uncontrollable passion. But will the morning after bring regrets. . . or promises of forever?
Denise Eaton is proud of the day-care business she built from scratch. But now the scion of this Philadelphia family dynasty could lose everything. The man who holds the key to her future? None other than Rhett Ferrell, the man she passionately loved in college...and who broke her heart. Rhett has waited six years to take his sweet revenge. Now the legendary corporate raider is about to have Denise right where he wants her-at his mercy and in his bed. He's never forgiven her for walking out and taking up with his most hated enemy. But he's also never forgotten the desire that still burns so hotly, soirresistiblybetween them. That's when Rhett plots one final conquest: to take over Denise's heart. And he's a man who plays to win....
At one time, nothing had been able to quench Jeremy Blackstone's insatiable hunger for luscious Tricia Parker. He'd lived for their passion-filled encounters even though they were from such different worlds. Then ugly accusations of her betrayal ripped them apart....Years later Tricia had come home to help her grandfather, not to rekindle her affair with Blackstone. But Jeremy was injured and needed her nursing skills. Staying by Jeremy's bedside and seeing to his most intimate needs stirred a sensuous yearning in Tricia she couldn't control. Like déjà vu, the magnetic closeness they once shared ignited an irresistible attraction that inexorably pulled them together...again.
Welcome to Leo's--Where Anything Can Happen. A proper lady lets loose on Open Mike Night--and opens her heart to a different kind of man... A Texas Ranger and a candy shop owner have a blind date--with a deliciously unexpected outcome... A widowed party planner meets a handsome doctor, but fears losing her heart for the second time... A journalist runs into an old college flame--she's determined to be all business, but he has another agenda...
Kumi Walker never suspected that love was on the menu when he offered to fix Veronica's flat tire in exchange for a home-cooked meal. It was not long before the sexy-as-sin ex-marine realized that the wealthy widow was his true love. Now he had to convince the sensuous beauty that age was nothing but a number.... Although Veronica Hamlin had turned a cold shoulder to Atlanta's most eligible bachelors, she couldn't resist the rugged Adonis who stirred her emotions each time their eyes met. Kumi melted her chilly heart and ignited her hidden desires. But would she ignore the scandal created by their affair and risk everything for the promise of real love? Silhouette Desire #1479
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