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. . .
From a childhood nurtured by unconditional family love to her stunning triumph as one of Hollywood's leading fashion designers, Alexandra Lyons has always been spirited and independent. But everything she believes about herself is thrown into question when she meets Eleanor Lord. The powerful matriarch is convinced that Alexandra is Anna Lord, her long-lost granddaughter and heir to a family dynasty.Has Alexandra's life been a lie? Is she really Anna Lord-or the victim of an even darker hoax? The truth lies buried in the past, in a dark explosion of jealousy, betrayal and murder, and remains as deadly now as it was nearly thirty years ago.
"JoAnn Ross triumphs again!" said Romantic Times of Fair Haven. Now the talented author returns to the bewitching Irish countryside in this irresistible tale of love's extraordinary possibilities. Prepare to be spellbound by the magic of In the exclusive world of horse racing, Alec MacKenna is known as a hardheaded trainer who cares more for an animal's welfare than the financial bottom line. After a public altercation with a callous owner leaves his career on the brink of ruin, Alec's only chance for redemption is Legends Lake, a thoroughbred with Triple Crown potential and a dangerous problem that could end both of their careers. Alec escorts the colt from the bluegrass hills of Kentucky to the emerald pastures of Ireland to meet the woman who bred him, in hopes that she may have the answers that will save them. Kate O'Sullivan is happy to see her beloved horse come home, even under such disturbing circumstances. In spite of the irascible Yank who came with him, she has the feeling that something in her life is about to change forever. As Alec and Kate work to unravel the mystery of Legends Lake, they discover their shared concern for the troubled racehorse could turn into something extraordinary for each other.
Temptation is delighted to bring you a fun new miniseriesBACHELOR AUCTIONAnd you're invited...Fifty fabulous heroes are up for sale-Including Bachelor #23Alec MackenzieRugged and sexy, this adventurer isn't about to be easily captured and sold. But he hadn't counted on Kate Campbell's passion to get him on the block at any cost. Or her secret desire to have him for herself...Bachelor Auction: The man of your fantasies is up for sale!
JoAnn Ross's breathtaking novels have made her one of the most popular authors of contemporary romantic fiction. Here, set amid the sultry grandeur of Blue Bayou, is the eagerly awaited conclusion to her captivating Callahan Brothers trilogy. L.A. homicide detective Regan Hart's life is turned upside down with the discovery that she was adopted. Following a trail left in her birth mother's journal, she lands in Louisiana's Blue Bayou, where she's determined not to let Nate Callahan, the town's handsome, sweet-talking mayor, distract her from her search. Nate Callahan loves women -- and they've always loved him right back. No-nonsense Regan couldn't be more different from his usual type, but as they spend time together, unlocking the puzzles of Regan's past, neither can deny the attraction sizzling between them -- and both come to realize that family bonds are forged not through blood ties, but through choices of the heart.
Michael O'Malley: Responsible, determined, loyal. As a private detective, Michael was used to taking care of people. No one needed his help more or wanted it less than...Lorelei Longstreet. Someone wanted to hurt the beautiful movie star whom Michael has been hired to guard day and night. For Lorelei, however, being with strong, sexy Michael recalled their bittersweet love affair from years ago. As did being back in sultry New Orleans. Michael might protect her from danger, but who was going to protect Lorelei from him?NEW ORLEANS KNIGHTS: Three brothers, three unforgettable heroes
He no longer believed in anything. But she believed in him. J. T. Douchett has returned home to shut out the world and escape the memories that haunt him from his final mission as a Marine. When he reluctantly agrees to provide security for a town event, the last thing he expects is to experience unbidden feelings for Irish movie star Mary Joyce. Mary has surprised everyone--including herself--by accepting an invitation to a film festival in Shelter Bay. The Oregon coastal town immediately charms her, and an even larger surprise is encountering the stoic man who could be everything she's dreamed of. As J. T. struggles to keep Mary at arm's length, she reminds herself that she's never been attracted to the strong, silent type. And having known so much sorrow, he's afraid to risk getting close to anyone. But in Shelter Bay, even the most strongly guarded heart is no match for love.
In book four of New York Times bestselling author JoAnn Ross's Shelter Bay series, when Irish movie star Mary Joyce accepts an invitation to a film festival in Shelter Bay, she encounters a stoic man who may be everything she's ever dreamed of.
Always a BridesmaidBachelor Arms resident Caitlin Carrigan liked being a bridesmaid, never a bride. She and Lily would help Blythe put on a spectacular wedding, worthy of a Hollywood star, even though Cait thought wedded bliss an impossibility. After a childhood spent with an endless array of new stepparents, Caitlin vowed never to marry. But lady-killer Sloan Wyndham was the toughest opponent she'd ever met. He knocked down all her defenses and seduced his way into her bed...and her heart. Her answer was still no, wasn't it?
As children, Molly, Lena and Tessa McBride witnessed their parents' murder-suicide. That life-changing moment shaped their future in unimaginable ways, but was unable to destroy the ties between them.Molly chose a life of helping others through her work as a nun. But her determination to do good cannot prevent darkness from touching her life...or make her forget the man she secretly loves: her sister's husband.Lena longs for intimacy, but fears again losing someone she loves-until she meets Dr. Reece Longworth. His belief in her makes her willing to try to open her heart again. But by the time she learns to love him, will it be too late?Adopted as a baby, Tessa McBride remembers little of her sisters, but feels the effects of their parents' deaths as keenly. She seeks fame, but finds herself caught by a man whose promise of love comes with terrible consequences.
Chicago homicide detective Kate Delaney fiercely defends victims. Which is why -- despite death threats -- she's testifying to a federal grand jury about local police corruption. It's also why she's infuriated by the New Orleans police department's blasÉ attitude toward her estranged sister's death. But pursuing an investigation in a strange city means allying with someone who knows the territory. And the players. Someone with a total disregard for the rules. As an ex-cop from a police family, New Orleans PI Nick Broussard knows that cops live by their own code. You don't rat out a fellow officer. The last thing he needs is some smart-mouthed, by-the-book outsider unknowingly injecting herself into his undercover search for the truth. Even worse is the way she conjures up visions of tangled sheets. . . . Nick and Kate's chase pits them against the criminal underworld of the sultry southern city. And as they peel away layers of deadly deception, they discover a dark secret too many are willing to kill to keep.
Former Navy SEAL Lucas Chaffee is settling back into civilian life, refurbishing a farmhouse for an old friend who plans to turn it into a culinary school. Celebrity TV chef Madeline Durand has been publicly humiliated by a philandering husband. So Madeline jumps at the chance to return to Shelter Bay to recover and help her grandmother turn the family farm into a new business. Little does she know that the man who broke her heart years ago is already on the job--or that he's going to cook up a recipe of passion, patience, and perseverance to win her over.
Former Navy SEAL Lucas Chaffee is settling back into civilian life, refurbishing a farmhouse for an old friend. Celebrity TV chef Madeline Durand has been publicly humiliated by a philandering husband. So she jumps at the chance to return to Shelter Bay to recover and help her grandmother turn the family farm into a new business. Little does she know that the man who broke her heart years ago is already on the job. Original.
Continuing her sparkling, sexy Stewart Sisters trilogy, bestselling author JoAnn Ross pens a romantic suspense story set in the glorious Great Smoky Mountains, where a tough man and a passionate woman find love amid danger. Lark Stewart is on the run from a singing career that skyrocketed out of control. . . and from someone who's bent on murder. When one of her band members is killed in New Orleans, Lucas McCloud -- her first love and a former FBI agent -- takes Lark home. But the remote Stewart family resort offers no protection from the madman who's working his way across the mountains. A Desert Storm hero and FBI sniper, Lucas is haunted by a tragic mission in his past. But with the mysterious killer stalking Lark, Lucas is forced back into the life he left behind. For Lark is the only woman he's ever loved, and the only person who can save his soul. . . provided he saves her first.
Following her wildly popular Callahan Brothers trilogy, national bestselling author JoAnn Ross begins the sparkling Stewart Sisters trilogy with this fun, sexy riff on the classic movie To Catch a Thief-- with a Scottish twist!Lily Stewart is busy planning the summer Highland Games at her family's Great Smoky Mountain resort. So the last thing she needs is some arrogant, demanding Scotsman-- no matter how sexy-- arriving to film the annual festival. It's bad enough that he's constantly interrupting her days -- but even worse that he's tempting her to rev up her nights with a Highland fling. Filmmaker Ian MacDougall MacKenzie is actually there to steal back the Brooch of Lorn, which has gone back and forth between the Stewarts and the MacDougalls ever since it was ripped from Robert the Bruce's tartan in 1306. But when Ian realizes Lily has stolen his heart, he wonders whether love can prevail once she discovers he's been deceiving her all along...
Southern hospitality can kill you. . . . There's no escaping the sweltering heat when White House correspondent Laurel Stewart arrives in Somersett, South Carolina, and discovers that her best friend -- the vice president's protocol advisor -- has disappeared. As frustrated as she is by Detective Joe Gannon's skepticism regarding her suspicions, Laurel finds his smooth-talking southern ways and brazen bedroom eyes disturbingly, dangerously, seductive. With the homicide rate escalating as fast as the mercury, the last thing Joe needs is a stubborn, argumentative reporter -- particularly not an outsider from Washington, D. C. , who triggers a sexual jolt at every encounter -- spinning her crazy conspiracy theories. But while he may not entirely believe Laurel Stewart, Joe can't stop himself from wanting her. Thrown together by necessity, drawn together by passion, Laurel and Joe follow a twisted trail into the darkest corners of the sultry, moss-draped city to uncover a secret someone is willing to kill to keep.
Wolfe Longwalker: Proud of his heritage, he used words-as a writer-to battle the white man. His enemies used a more basic method: they were about to hang Wolfe for a crime he didn't commit.So when Noel Giraudeau, a modern-day princess, found herself in 1896 Arizona, what else could she do except rescue Wolfe? But he was a man who didn't trust anyone, least of all a woman. On the run from the law, their passionate adventure quickly turned into something much more real...but Noel's destiny was back in her own time and Wolfe's was in his....ROGUESDangerous to love, impossible to resist!
Do You Have a Secret Fantasy?Desiree Dupree fears she might be living hers.By day she's an investigative reporter. But at night she pens sexy, intimate love stories. Lately the sexy and mysterious Roman Falconer has been playing a starring role in her fantasies. At the same time, she's also investigating him. Something scary is going on in New Orleans and Roman's novels seem to contain the answers. Roman is also the prime suspect, but still Desiree can't deny her passion for him.Desiree has to find the truth. But that means walking a fine line between danger and desire....
A NEW HOPE Caine O'Halloran had been a hero. A husband. A father. Now he was none of those things. His career as a baseball pitcher - all but over. His marriage to Nora Anderson - history. The son he loved - gone. And now, as he returns to his hometown to regroup, he finds instead that every familiar corner, every familiar face is a reminder of what he has lost. Except for Nora. Because with her he has a second chance. A chance at forgiveness, redemption and hope. But after all the golden opportunities Caine has squandered in his life, can he believe he deserves another chance?
JoAnn Ross, one of the most passionate voices in contemporary romantic fiction, returns to the moss-draped splendor of Blue Bayou in a powerful novel of love and suspense, filled with characters you will never forget. Julia Summers is in Blue Bayou, Louisiana, wrapping up her role on the sizzling soap opera River Road before jetting off to play the part of her dreams. But when she receives an all-too-real threat, her director saddles her with a no-nonsense FBI agent as protection. Free-spirited Julia figures she'll just use her feminine wiles to keep the handsome bodyguard out of her way. Finn Callahan has no interest in baby-sitting a spoiled starlet, but he owes his brother, Blue Bayou's mayor, a favor. When danger closes in on Julia, Finn realizes that what he feels for her is much more than physical attraction. Now he'll willingly lay his life on the line for the woman who has shown him how beautiful life can be when it's filled with laughter and love.
Roarke O'Malley:loves danger and beautiful women. As a glove-trotting journalist, he lives on the edge using his wits, daring and sheer love of adventure. Home to recuperate from an attempt on his life, set up by a woman who claimed to love him, he falls into the greatest danger of all....Beautiful and vulnerable Daria Shea runs to Roarke for help. Without her memory, she doesn't know who is trying to hurt her or why. Roarke claims he's no knight in shining armor, but with him Daria feels safe. And as they investigate together, the hot sultry days of New Orleans turn into steamy, loving nights.... But with his history-and the ring from another man on her finger-can Daria make Roarke believe in love?NEW ORLEANS KNIGHTS: Three brothers, three unforgettable heroes
She Loved His Brother...Grief-stricken over the death of his brother, cynical, hard-nosed movie maverick Bram Fortune did the unthinkable-he sought comfort in the arms of his brother's fiancée. The morning after, they both realized their mistake and left for their separate lives. Only, Bram couldn't forget Dani Cantrell's soft skin or beautiful eyes. Even as he was beginning to think he had to see her again, Dani came to him.She was pregnant with his child. His-not his brother's. Bram knew he wanted Dani more than he'd ever wanted any other woman.First he had to marry her.Then he had to make her love him.
He was used to getting what he wanted. And what he wanted was her. As an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Specialist, Dillon Slater had one of the most dangerous jobs in the military. Now, he's enjoying the pace of life in Shelter Bay, where he teaches high school physics. He still gets to blow things up, but as the school basketball coach he also gets to impart leadership skills. His latest minefield: fifteen-year-old Matt Templeton--and Matt's irresistible mother... Claire Templeton moved her troubled teenage son to the small town of Shelter Bay to escape the bad influences at his school in L. A. But when his attitude earns her a visit from the handsome basketball coach, she wonders if this role model might be too much of a temptation--for her. Because though she isn't looking for a relationship, she can't seem to resist Dillon's playful charm. But what she doesn't realize is that Dillon isn't playing games--he's playing for keeps...
Shayne O'Malley: Undercover operative. Handsome as sin, he plays the part of a jet-setting playboy, perfectly willing to use seduction to finish his assignment. No woman had ever been his match until...Suspected thief Bliss Fortune turned his world upside down. Shayne's superiors were convinced Bliss was part of an international jewel-smuggling ring, but cynical, world-weary Shayne is suddenly having other ideas. He's beginning to wonder if the trusting, beautiful, passionate woman might be innocent. But that meant someone was setting her up....NEW ORLEANS KNIGHTS: Three brothers, three unforgettable heroes
[From the back cover] "Silver Bells" by FERN MICHAELS For years, movie star Amy Lee wondered what it would he like to leave her shallow Hollywood life and go hack home to Apple Valley, Pennsylvania. This Christmas, she plans to find out. And Hank Anders, her high-school boyfriend, is now ready to give her a welcome she'll never forget... "Dear Santa..." by JOANN ROSS 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... "Christmas Past" by MARY BURTON Photographer Nicole Piper just received a very unwelcome Christmas gift-a letter that holds clues to an elusive killer's identity. Enlisting homicide detective David Ayden's help, she embarks on a road trip that will take them both into the heart ot danger and desire... "A Mulberry Park Christmas" by JUDY DUARTE After a bitter breakup, Alyssa Ridgeway's heart just isn't into Christmas this year. But running into her first love, James "Mac" MacGregor, fills her with memories of the tender kiss they once shared...
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