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Adrienne Staff and Sally Goldenbaum pluck the heartstrings in this tender story of a young nun learning how to be a woman in love.After a childhood under her father's strict rules, followed by five years as a nun, Laurie O'Neill wants a little independence. So she ventures to visit a friend and is greeted by a handsome, shirtless, banjo-pickin' guy named Rick Westin. Life in a convent certainly hasn't prepared Laurie for the effect of Rick's sleepy grin and bare chest. How would a "normal" girl react to such temptation? Laurie's instincts terrify her, but she didn't shed the habit just to watch other people live their lives.Rick Westin has built quite a reputation as a banjo player, but in all his days on the road he's never met a woman like Laurie. Something about her vulnerability and captivating innocence makes him want to sing. He'll do anything to be with her--and agrees to take things as slowly as she needs. But when Laurie seems to lose her courage in the face of true love, Rick has no choice but to trust her heart to make the right decision.
She isn't accustomed to attention. He isn't used to being denied. Romance is never simple, but when worlds collide in this classic novel from bestselling author Sally Goldenbaum, true love can seem unimaginable. While playing the part of a glamorous contessa for a murder mystery weekend, Halley Finnegan finds herself in the arms of dashing baron Nick Harrington. For the first time in her life, Halley feels captivating, enchanting, a worthy companion to a wealthy, elegant man. But beneath the costume, Halley is just a nobody, while Nick remains a baron. After the festivities, the fantasy is over; Halley's simply not in his class. After Nick tracks down his mystery lady, Halley is sure that he'll discover his mistake and run for the hills. Instead, he is all charm, teasing smiles, and gentle caresses, as if he never stepped out of character. How can she trust that this gentleman is the real Nick, and not just a part he plays? And how could Nick fall for a woman he wouldn't have given the time of day a week before? Unless they start being honest with each other, Halley and Nick will lose each again--this time, forever.Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Remember the Time, The Vow, This Fierce Splendor, Lightning That Lingers, Tall, Dark, and Lonesome, Dream Lover, and Legends.
Adrienne Staff and Sally Goldenbaum delight in this sparkling duet between a princely society man and his everyday princess. At first the situation is impossible for Ellen Farrell to believe. A stunning, successful sex-god of a man chasing after a no-nonsense, hardworking registered nurse? But that's exactly what happens when Ellen crosses paths with star conductor Armand Dante. Their elegant dinner leads to flowers, passion, and everything she once imagined in her wildest dreams. But Ellen's been burned before, and she refuses to let herself be seduced so easily. After all, falling in love with a man like Armand is simple. But having him fall back? Never going to happen. Except Armand is falling. Hard. Ellen is the only woman he's ever met who sees past the trappings of his success--and the pressures of his societal responsibilities--to the real man underneath. And though she is new to his glittering world of concertos and champagne, she has a verve he's not sure he can live without. But when Ellen finds out about the true cost of his success, Armand must persuade her that loving him is worth risking her heart. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Tempting a Devil, The Story Guy, and Friday Night Alibi.
In an unforgettable tale of unlikely passion, cherished romance author Sally Goldenbaum shows that in the game of love, rules are meant to be broken. Sam Lawrence is a wild Renaissance man who chases his dreams around the world in pursuit of lucrative business ventures. But after meeting the captivating Brittany Winters, he is determined to keep her in his arms forever. If only he can persuade the auburn-haired beauty that he's a serious catch and not a fleeting mirage. Brittany has always followed the rules. Close with family and friends, dedicated to her job at an animal shelter, Brittany is firmly planted in a satisfying life--that is, until Sam comes along. Sam's touch makes her head spin, but can a man on the move ever have a real home? Longing to hold on to her own dream of happily ever after, Brittany must decide whether she can trust Sam--or risk a broken heart. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: The Reluctant Countess, Wild Rain, and Silk on the Skin.
A brash single dad and a beautiful, ambitious cooking teacher follow the recipe for romance in this delectable treat from beloved author Sally Goldenbaum. The first time they met, Pete Webster had been the blind date from hell. Ellie Livingston hoped never to see him again. Now Pete's a student in the cooking class she's designed just for men, and he looks good enough to eat! But Ellie's afraid that a relationship is off the table: Falling for a man with kids--no matter how adorable--would simply be biting off more than she can chew. Since his wife left him, Pete has learned that his gourmet cuisine--like his specialty, peanut butter and egg sandwiches--just won't cut it for two growing children. He's also learned not to trust beautiful women. But Ellie, with her sparkling passion and spicy personality, is for real, even if she doesn't see him the same way. Now it's up to Pete to go off the lesson plan and cook up a little trouble--in the kitchen and the bedroom. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Deep Autumn Heat, The Last Warrior, and Kevin's Story.
From Adrienne Staff and Sally Goldenbaum comes the story of a small-town girl who shows a high-powered bachelor that some things in life are more important than the perfect deal. Cathy Stephenson moves from rural Indiana to Florida seeking a new start in paradise. Shortly after she arrives, however, a car accident plunges Cathy into the ocean. Luckily a gorgeous, dark-haired stranger--who just so happens to be America's most eligible bachelor, according to Time magazine--saves her from a watery demise, kick-starting a romantic journey that changes Cathy's life forever. Michael Winters is an intense workaholic with no time for love and affection. Even after he plucks a beautiful damsel in distress from the ocean and onto his yacht, Michael has no intention of slowing down. He must make an important meeting in the Caribbean--whether the naive girl from the Midwest likes it or not. But when a sudden storm maroons the mismatched pair on a desert island and forces them to take a breather, Cathy teaches Michael that pleasure can indeed come before business. Now he'll need all of his boardroom skills to negotiate a way to keep her in his life. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from other Loveswept titles.
In this tender romance from authors Adrienne Staff and Sally Goldenbaum, two people must overcome the sea of silence that separates them. Suzy Keller is determined to land this coveted modeling job. As the face of a local cookie company launching into the national market, her image would adorn everything from the packaging to the television commercials. But when Suzy meets the man behind the burgeoning business, she can't believe her eyes--or the pace of her pulse in response. Convincing handsome Kevin Ross to give her the job will not be the hard part. Getting him to let her into his heart will be the ultimate challenge. Kevin Ross is a true American success story. He has risen from a difficult childhood on the street to become the head of a lucrative food company. Now he has money, friends, and respect. But he'll always feel slightly separate from the rest of the world, because the one thing Kevin will never have is the gift of sound. So when Suzy Keller bursts into his life, he forces himself to keep his distance from her. How can a deaf man ever give a woman as beguiling as Suzy all that she wants and needs? Kevin is about to find out. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Here Comes the Bride, The Wedding Chase, and About Last Night.
In this stirring and sparkling romance by Sally Goldenbaum, a wealthy divorcé and his interior decorator meet for business--which quickly turns to pleasure. Sam Eastland longs for an oasis. After a messy and very public divorce, the Silicon Valley millionaire just wants a seaside house on California's Monterey Bay where he can escape his high-pressure world. But the new interior decorator is an unwanted distraction--and a tantalizingly lovely one, at that. Madeline Ames talks about reading the home's energies and other nonsense, but Sam is paying more attention to her lithe body and eclectic beauty. Yet when he tries to make his interests clear, Maddie rebuffs him--and Sam realizes, for the first time in a long time, that he actually cares. For Maddie Ames, the Eastland house job is essential. She aims to make a soothing interior for a man who seems highly in need of some relaxation. But after just one encounter with the astonishingly handsome Sam Eastland, Maddie realizes that she might be the one who needs to unwind. A fling with Sam Eastland is not part of her plan. But no amount of denying will make the hot bolt of attraction go away. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Back to You, Morgan's Woman, and A Case for Romance.
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