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Romance author Grace Fairchild has just received her fourth threatening note. She's in San Francisco for a romance convention and decides she needs a bodyguard. Sure, she can come up with a list of suspects who don't like her, but she's having a hard time believing that any of them would want to kill her.
Clint Garvey: The sexy rancher has had enough of heartbreak. His solution: no involvement. Sunny: The beautiful, blond and green-eyed housekeeper had a completely different plan. She was determined to fix Clint's life, to save his ranch from financial ruin and to find him true love. Clint was pretty sure he hadn't even advertised for a housekeeper, but here Sunny was, living in his house. Whiskey River had had its share of unusual visitors, but Sunny's claim that she was his fairy godmother topped them all. Clint didn't want to change his life, but Sunny was difficult to say no to. And when he looked into her captivating eyes he found himself wanting to say yes to Sunny forever.... Come and be spellbound....
When it comes to pleasure, these bad boys really are hotter than Georgia asphalt . . . Love Potion #9 by JoAnn Ross It's bad enough that Hollywood hotshot Sloan Hawthorne's knowledge of Roxi Dupree's witchcraft comes from comic books and fairy tales. What's worse is that she's falling hard for the outrageously sexy hunk. Pretty soon they're both finding that the steamy Savannah nights are perfect for conjuring up some mischievous magic of their own . . . Midnight Plane to Georgia by E.C. Sheedy It's what Tracy does best, people-please and generally overwork the word 'yes'. But in love and life it's gotten her nowhere. Tracy's had enough--no more 'yes.' From here on out it's all about her. Colson Jones, hot-eyed and very determined, wants it to be all about her--and he's pretty sure that Tracy will be saying 'yes' again very soon . . . Fall From Grace by Jill Shalvis Librarian Janie Mills has never hit a man before, but when the lights go out and the town's leading citizen--now missing for two days--points a gun at her, she doesn't think twice about slugging him. Only when the electricity comes back, she finds an entirely different man on at her feet--P.I. Ryan Peterson. Pretty soon this is one case he's definitely on top of. . . .
Three fabulous romance writers come together in this sizzling volume of stories about Southern bad boy gentlemen who are hotter than the Georgia asphalt.
Trying to steal the crown to give back to a government is tricky and who can you trust?
Bestselling author JoAnn Ross turns up the heat in a novel of heart-stopping suspense and white-hot passion that takes readers from the sultry South Carolina Lowcountry to the rugged Northern California coast, and ultimately into the darkest reaches of the human heart.... Fire cop Tess Gannon is hot on the trail of a pyromaniac who's been setting buildings ablaze throughout Somersett, South Carolina, when ATF Special Agent Gage O'Halloran arrives on her fire scene. Coming out of a self-imposed exile, Gage suspects that Tess's "Flamemaster" is connected to a serial killer he apprehended three years ago. Tess doesn't like Gage. He's too rude. Too arrogant. Too damn...male. Worse yet, she doesn't trust him. Forced into an uneasy alliance, Tess and Gage race to stop the killer from striking another fatal match. But Gage's fragile hope for redemption is put to the test when Tess becomes ensnared in a homicidal pyromaniac's deadly obsession. And time is running out....
JoAnn Ross, one of the fastest-rising stars in contemporary romance, begins a stunning trilogy that showcases her extraordinary storytelling ability and introduces the unforgettable, moss-draped splendor of Blue Bayou. Danielle Dupree, daughter of a prominent judge, was the closest thing to a princess the sleepy Louisiana town of Blue Bayou ever had. Her passionate teenage love affair with Jack Callahan was cut short for reasons that were never clear to Dani -- but were all too obvious to Jack, the sexy bad-boy son of Judge Dupree's housekeeper. Thirteen years later Dani, a widow with a son, comes home to start a new life and is surprised that Jack, too, has moved back to the Bayou. A former DEA agent who is now a bestselling author, Jack has bought Dani's childhood home, Beau Soleil. But even as their passion reignites, Dani and Jack know that secrets hang in the air. . . and that the past may ruin their second chance at a once-in-a-lifetime love.
Air Force Combat Controller Dallas O'Halloran is as tough as he is loyal. So he's not pleased when he's recruited into a new anti-terror unit and teamed up with Academy graduate Julianne Decatur-the icy blond JAG officer who nearly court-martialed his friends. Assigned to investigate a Navy flyer's apparent suicide, they discover the trail of a ruthless killer-and an attraction between them that can't be denied. And when their prey turns the tables on them, Julianne will have to depend on the one man daring and reckless enough to keep them both alive. . . .
Set in steamy Blue Bayou, Louisiana, The Callahan Brothers features three sexy siblings and the fascinating women who fall in love with them. ??Blue Bayou: Danielle Dupree and Jack Callahan both grew up in Blue Bayou, Louisiana; Danielle was the closest thing the community ever had to a princess, and Jack was the sexy bad-boy son of her wealthy father's housekeeper. Dani and Jack had a steamy love affair as teenagers, until Dani's father, Judge Dupree, sends Jack away. Thirteen years later Dani returns to Blue Bayou as a widow with a young son. Jack too, has returned, having purchased the former Dupree home, the grand and stately Beau Soleil with hopes of restoring it to its former glory. A former DEA agent, Jack is now a bestselling writer. But even as their passion reignites, Dani and Jack know that secrets hang in the air...and that the past may ruin their second chance at a once-in-a-lifetime love. River Road: Free-spirited actress Julia Summers has wanted to be a Bond Girl all her life, so landing the role of Carma Sutra in the newest James Bond movie is a dream come true. But before she can head off to Katmandu to start her new role, she has to wrap up the season of the nighttime soap opera on which she plays a vixen. The cast is on location in Blue Bayou, LA when Julia begins to receive potentially threatening fan letters. Not wanting to put his star (and the show) at risk, the director hires no-nonsense FBI Agent Finn Callahan to act as a bodyguard. Julia and Finn soon discover that despite their differences, there's an undeniable attraction between them. Magnolia Moon: Detective Regan Hart's life turns upside down when her dying mother confesses that Regan was adopted. Determined to learn the truth about her past, she travels to Blue Bayou to piece together her birth mother's mysterious death and figure out the identity of her real father. The mayor of Blue Bayou, Nate Callahan, has always loved Southern belles. And they've always loved him right back. But when Regan comes to town, he finds himself drawn to the no-nonsense cop. And although she initially dismisses him as a rogue, Regan can't help noticing a deeper side to Nate. With Nate's help, Regan delves deep into her mysterious past--and ends up learning more about her family, her heart, and herself than she had ever expected.
They've never met. But they're destined for each other. . . . Single dad Mac Culhane has traveled to some of the world's most dangerous war zones, but now he and his young daughter have settled in Shelter Bay, where he's become the late-night DJ for the local radio station. The last thing he expects is to connect over the airwaves with a caller. . . . After a painful divorce, Annie Shepherd opened up a scrapbook store in town and started volunteering with local senior citizens. Although she loves her work, dreams of the family she longs for keep her up late, listening to Mac Culhane's voice on the radio. When Mac and Annie finally meet in person, the attraction between them is instantaneous. But Annie isn't ready to lay her heart on the line, and neither is Mac. Fortunately, no one in Shelter Bay is about to let a perfect match escape the magic of true love. . . . .
'Tis the season to fall in love in these four small towns. In "Christmas in Shelter Bay," New York Times bestselling author JoAnn Ross returns to Shelter Bay, where Kelli has long tried to keep her feelings for her friend Cole a secret. But when the local matchmakers conspire to send them to a secluded lakeside cabin, the two friends soon discover that a little love will keep them warm. TV producer Nathaniel Ravelle knows the Bayberry Island mermaid legend is a joke- how could a statue grant a wish for true love? But when a Christmas Nor'easter lands him in close quarters with local Annie Parker, they see magic at work in matters of the heart in New York Times bestselling author Susan Donovan's "A Seaside Christmas. " In LuAnn McLane's "Mistletoe on Main Street," Clint isn't sure how to rekindle his romance with high school sweetheart Ava-until his father bows out of playing Santa at the annual Cricket Creek holiday parade and Clint gets the chance to make this Christmas one to remember. And in Alexis Morgan's "The Christmas Gift", business is booming at Bridey Roke's pastry shop. Everyone in town stops in to sample her holiday treats. But in her spare moments, she's perfecting a special recipe to charm the handsome new neighbor-who has his own surprise gift for her come Christmas Eve! .
Whiskey River is a quiet Arizona mountain town--until it's rocked by murder. The death of Laura Swann Fletcher, the beautiful wife of charismatic senator Alan Fletcher, makes headlines across the nation. Trace Callaghan's job is to solve Laura's murder, and solve it quickly. As the sheriff of Whiskey River, he has a reputation for unwavering logic and deliberate action. But this case is unlike any he's ever handled before. Because Laura's sister, Mariah, insists on being fully involved--an involvement that extends beyond seeing her sister's killer unmasked. In this twisted case packed with illicit desires and dark secrets, everyone is a suspect. And nothing is what it seems....
F.B.I. Special Agent Caitlin Cavanaugh's latest assignment: to stop a violent madman on the rampage in Somersett, South Carolina. Even more challenging is working with sexy former Navy SEAL Quinn McKade, as they spend the steamy summer nights together investigating the murders. But when the killer starts leaving chilling clues, the pair knows that the murders aren't random--and that they could be next.
Collaborating with rakish Ryan Sinclair would be impossible, Brandy Raines knew. He wrote gritty detective novels; she penned sweeping romantic sagas. Joint authorship would never work. Reluctantly Brandy agreed to meet with Ryan-and found herself immediately attracted. Ryan was so sexy, such a tease. And far more interested in collaboration of another kind.
Beloved for novels that "deliver laughter, tears, and so much joy" (Romantic Times), JoAnn Ross brings another of Coldwater Cove's citizens to life in this poignant tale of family and friendship, loyalty and loss, courage and suffering. Most of all, this is a story of love's miraculous powers. Erin O'Halloran has witnessed the atrocities of war firsthand. But when she travels to Western Ireland to attempt to save a dying friend and mentor, she faces her greatest challenge yet. And when she happens to meet the love of her life, matters become unexpectedly complicated. After spending years capturing war's horrors in his camera lens, photojournalist Michael Joyce escapes to his Irish family's farm, yearning to shut out the world. But fate has other plans for him -- including unbidden feelings for Dr. O'Halloran and the unexpected rewards of fatherhood. Surrounded by Ireland's magic, Erin and Michael begin to see nightmares replaced by dreams. But it will take more than one miracle before they discover the answers to their deepest questions--the ones they had never dared ask.
A novel of uncommon grace and power, Far Harbor is a poignant love story and an emotion-packed account of one woman's journey home.After her seemingly idyllic marriage turns out to be a pretty illusion, Savannah Townsend returns to her hometown of Coldwater Cove, Washington. Determined to live life on her own terms, she takes on the task of restoring the local Far Harbor lighthouse and making it the cozy inn she had always dreamed of. But she hasn't anticipated opposition from the lighthouse's owner, her grandmother's disturbing memory losses, or the problems of an emotionally wounded teenage girl. Most of all, she hadn't planned on having feelings for Daniel O'Halloran, a caring and passionate man from her past. As affection moves to attraction and then to something far deeper, Savannah learns that in life nothing worth having comes easily. She also discovers that some dreams really are forever. also discovers that some dreams really are forever. A novel of uncommon grace and power, Far Harbor is at once a poignant love story and an emotion-packed account of one woman's journey home.
Once Married, Twice ShyFor Lily Van Cortland, Bachelor Arms was a new beginning for her and her unborn baby. Because of the battle with her dead husband's wealthy family-who wanted custody of her child-she needed her two best friends, Caitlin and Blythe, to help her start a new life. A life that would never again include a lying, cheating playboy. Mac Sullivan, the building's temporary handyman, was the kind of man she could want. Hardworking. Honest. Ordinary.Except Mac was lying about who he really was....
Emotionally and physically wounded ex-SEAL_Zachariah Tremayne has returned to his South C arolina home determined to shut out the world. Then he meets Sabrina Swann, who has also made a private journey home to put the tattered pieces of her own life back together. But as the two of them learn to love and trust again, a killer is lurking in the shadows, threatening to destroy everything they have fought so hard to rebuild. .
First in a heartwarming new series from the New York Times bestselling author Former Navy SEAL Sax Douchett returns to his home town and is hailed as a local hero. But starting over is difficult when he unearths a long- buried secret that reunites him with a past he's never forgotten. She's Sheriff Kara Conway, a girl who's always held a special place in his heart. But as he cautiously reconnects with Kara and bonds with her young son, another long-held secret in Shelter Bar threatens their second chance at a life together. . . .
Contemporary and compelling, the novels of JoAnn Ross draw their power from the laughter and tears that fill women's lives. Now, after her triumphant bestseller A Woman's Heart, she makes a dazzling Pocket Books debut with a richly emotional tale of a woman struggling with her unconventional family...and a deep longing for a love of her own. Fighting legal battles eighty hours a week has left Raine Cantrell burned out and empty. Although she once dreamed that success might make the father who walked away without a backward glance take notice, the high-powered big-city lawyer now finds herself feeling very alone. Then she gets an urgent call from three kids in trouble in her Washington state hometown, and suddenly Raine is returning to face unresolved feelings, unhealed wounds -- and an unexpected desire. Sheriff Jack O'Halloran, a man with a tragedy in his past and a six-year-old daughter to raise alone, has three teens barricaded inside a house and the media clamoring for a story. He isn't ready for Raine to invade his territory -- or his thoughts. And Raine isn't ready for anyone to touch her heart. Unable to deny their attraction to each other, their solution is adult, reasonable -- and totally foolish. They decide to have a simple affair. But they are about to discover that love is rarely simple -- and that lives can change forever in a single heartbeat. A tender and deeply affecting tale, Homeplace will linger in your heart long after the last page is turned.
BACHELOR OF THE MONTH:Lucky O'Neill-6 feet 2 inches of drop-dead gorgeous cowboy. This Wyoming old-fashioned rancher can lasso a girl's heart faster than roping a runaway steer.The last thing in the world cowboy Lucky O'Neill wants to do is be on the cover of Hunk of the Month magazine. He's used to herding cattle, not fighting off hordes of women. To help his sister, however, he's willing to do almost anything. And once he meets gorgeous, sultry magazine editor Jude Lancaster, taking off his clothes has more and more appeal....
HIS FATAL FLAWHis problem, Mitch Cudahy told himself yet again as he hung upside down in a tree rescuing a cat, was that he always had to be the hero. Which was fine on the job, but he had to learn to leave his work at the fire station. Maybe he needed to get little cards to hand out when the urge overtook him:Stop me before I help again!But it was too late. He'd married a perfect stranger. Temporarily. So she could stay in America. The only thing he knew about Sasha Mikhailova was not to let her into a kitchen or she'd burn it down. Playing with fire was dangerous, but too late Mitch realized he'd jumped out of the frying pan....
When Sheriff Will Bridger sees the murdered teenage girl, it's the worst scene he's ever witnessed. But there's worse to come. Much, much worse. While the nights grow longer and the winter snow gets deeper in Hazard, Wyoming, the violence intensifies. As does the blazing passion between Will and late-night radio host Faith Prescott. Harboring secrets as potentially dangerous as his own, Faith knows all too well the dark side of the human heart. She can help Will. If he'll only let her. It won't be easy, though. The man who was once the boy raised by wolves is no ordinary serial killer. Fortunately, Will Bridger is no ordinary cop.
AMANDA'S ROMANCE RESUMÉ First Love: Ten years ago, Amanda fell madly in love with Dance, the most handsome man she'd ever seen. They kissed till dawn, whispered sweet nothings about forever. Then suddenly it was over.... Present Love: In the middle of the worst week of her life, guess who she comes face-to-face with? Dane-looking more gorgeous than ever.... Forever Love: Now Amanda has only seven days- and nights-for a second chance to say, "I do!"
Cajun Heat "A keeper to read again and again. " -Angel, Romance JunkiesMovie star Gabe Broussard has come back to his Louisiana hometown for some peace, but things only heat up the minute he reunites with Emma Quinlan. With her lush body and hearty appetite, she's no Hollywood matchstick, and oh cher, does he like that. Emma just has to stop thinking about her former Cajun crush, so she makes a list of all the things she wishes he would do to her and buries it in a graveyard at night. Except it's the wrong list--Gabe finds the right one, and he intends to fulfill every blissful one of them. . . Love Potion #9 It's bad enough that Hollywood hotshot Sloan Hawthorne's knowledge of Roxi Dupree's witchcraft comes from comic books and fairy tales. What's worse is that she's falling hard for the outrageously sexy hunk. Pretty soon they're both finding that the steamy Savannah nights are perfect for conjuring up some mischievous magic of their own. . . Plus Bonus Novella, Dear Santa. . . Mystery author Holly Berry's SUV has broken down in the little hamlet of Santa's Village, Washington. Holly hates the holidays--that is until lodge owner Gabriel O'Halloran and his five-year-old daughter rekindle her belief in passion, magic, and Christmas wishes. . .
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