Welcome to Fortune's Island, where the only rule is to follow your heart.Love is an extravagance Darcy Williams can't afford. She prefers the simple life, which includes waitressing at The Love Shack and avoiding temptation. But when a forbidden part of her past steps off the ferry, her safe, guarded existence is turned upside down.Kincaid Foster has never gotten over his first love. When he sees the wild, beautiful blonde again, dancing her way around The Love Shack, the memories of Darcy's soft skin, gentle touch, and heated kisses come rushing back. As the privileged son of a wealthy family, Kincaid was too young to stand up to his overbearing father when he and Darcy were together. Now, he's back on the island--free of the family shackles--and the chiseled, big-time lawyer wants a second chance.But, Darcy made a promise to keep a secret from Kincaid--a secret that is now a six-year-old girl who looks just like her daddy. If Kincaid finds out about their daughter, Darcy could lose everything. But, she can't resist the man who stole her heart all those years ago. And it doesn't take long before both of them realize that anything can happen on a hot summer night.
Will There Be Anything Else? Meredith Shordon has spent her entire life surrounded by corn and cows in Heavendale, Indiana. Now the Boston-bound girl is ready to ditch her homegrown roots for some big-city flash. Out with the apple fritters, in with the seafood linguine! But exotic food isn't the only new experience Meredith craves. She's ready for an education of the passionate kind, and for that, she needs a man who can show her all the flavors she's been missing--a worldly, no-strings attached hunk who can really cook up a storm. . . so to speak. A man like Travis Campbell. Party animal Travis has just decided to grow up. No more bars, no more parties, no more slaps in the face from scorned dates whose first names were as forgettable as his nights. Travis Campbell is now a man who will not be tempted. No more women. Period. Unless the offer is too good to pass up. Meredith finally has her challenge: Tempting Travis will force her to shed that Miss Holstein good-girl image and channel her inner sexy siren. But getting a taste of what she craves and Travis needs just might leave them both hungry for more. . .
Shirley Jump dishes up a red-hot romance in the third installment of her Sweet and Savory Romances series. Exotic food and a no-strings attached hunk top Meredith Shordon's "I-Want" list when she leaves her life behind in Indiana and heads for Boston to experience big city life. At the top of her list? Losing her virginity to Mr. Right Now, without getting tangled up with Mr. Right. Reformed party animal Travis Campbell won't be tempted--until he meets the determined Indiana farm girl and realizes taking a bite of temptation only leaves him wanting more. He's just sworn off women for thirty days, but Meredith is doing her best to tempt him into her bed, before he captures her heart. *Special bonus material: Recipes written by the characters inside!* The original version of this eBook was published in 2005, and titled as The Angel Craved Lobster
Thelma and Louise they're not.First of all, Hilary and Rosemary Delaney are not friends--worse, they're mother and daughter. Hilary's a wayward thirty-something running from a marriage proposal, and Rosemary's her disapproving mother, a retired lawyer who can't drive and won't fly.So they're driving together across country.In a cherry-red Mustang.With a potbellied pig named Reginald, and a life-size cutout of Rosemary's late husband.Should be a fun trip.As the miles tick by, Hilary ponders why the word "marriage" has her so terrified and finds she's got a lot to learn--about her mother, love and life in general. Together, Hilary and Rosemary will discover what's around the bend...if they don't drive each other crazy, or drive off a cliff first.
New novellas in the Green Mountain, Harmony, Southern Belle Book Club, and Dare Island series!From four contemporary romance stars, stories filled with first kisses, first dances, and happily-ever-afters...You'll Be Mine by Marie Force: Will Abbott and Cameron Murphy are finally ready to tie the knot--as long as family, friends and a love-struck moose don't get in the way.Midnight Bet by Jodi Thomas: When cousins Rick and Lizzy Matheson of Harmony, Texas, wind up on the wrong side of an attempted shooting, they know they're in deep. Still, the biggest danger is losing their hearts--Rick to an old flame and Lizzy to an old friend she'd never noticed before...Wrapped Around Your Finger by Shirley Jump: Maggie McBride is just one of the guys in the hard-knocks world of construction. Until she's dared to ask Nick Patterson to a wedding, enticing her to knock down some walls--and risk falling in love.Carolina Heart by Virginia Kantra: Determined to leave her wild past behind, Cynthie Lodge is forging a new life for herself and her daughters--one that's man-free and drama-free. But when her high school crush shows up on Dare Island, he's determined to make her break her rules...From the Paperback edition.
Shes Betting Everything On One Hot Dish Olivia Regan is determined to make her new pastry business a success. So what that all of her marketing plans have backfired and no one, including her own family, thinks that she can succeed. What she needs is a surefire attention-getter. And snaring Daniel Worth--the sexiest, most eligible bachelor in Boston--by bidding on him at a highly visible auction is the way to go. Using Daniels celebrity to promote her business will be a piece of cake--if she can resist his considerable charms. . . Daniel Worth inherited his considerable wealth, good looks, and playboy ways from his father and grandfather. Hes never had to buckle down and work at anything in his life, and he doesnt imagine charming Olivia will be any different. But something about Olivias never-say-die attitude stirs Daniels own dreams. The girl may attract disaster like his family does money, but shes brave, smart, and downright adorable. Shes also the only person hes never been able to buy. And soon, Daniels got a new idea: walking away from his fortune to become his own man and prove to Olivia that hes the best investment shell ever make. . . Shirley Jump lives in the Midwest with a husband, two kids and a kleptomaniac puppy with a bad habit of dragging her underwear around in public. Because her real life is just too funny to be believable, she writes romantic comedies for Silhouette and Kensington, preferring the fictional world where dust bunnies dare not to tread.
Claire Richards was banking on winning the "Survive and Drive" contest at the local mall. The forty-five-foot home on wheels was her ticket out of Mercy, Indiana. But first she had to beat out a bunch of other contestants, including Mark Dole, her gorgeous childhood nemesis. The question was, could she survive living in such tight quarters with the irresistible playboy? Let the games begin! Mark had his own reasons for making this nconventional road trip. But the sexy hairdresser wasn't playing fair. The longer he was cooped up with Claire, the more Mark believed they could both be winners in the game of love....
Cade and Melanie-high school prom king and queen-the golden couple! Twenty years on, the reunion's looming, and Melanie Matthews must let the world know that the dream is no longer true. . . ;. Somewhere along their journey Cade lost sight of what really mattered. He let work take first place in his life and lost the one person who lit up his world. Now he's determined to show Melanie that he can be the man she's always wanted, the husband she always needed. . . ;and win back her heart.
Santa's the one on the naughty list this year!When Cole Benson agrees to play Old Saint Nick at a Boston-area mall, the former actor is desperate to regain his career. What he doesn't count on is his seeing his ex, Stephanie Taylor, working as one of the elves. The fire that once simmered between them is lit all over again, and Cole begins to wonder if maybe he can bring about a second chance this Christmas. He doesn't realize that Stephanie is hiding a big secret, one that will put this Santa in a compromising position, and make him wonder whether he did the right thing leaving town all those years ago. Stephanie takes a chance on falling for the playboy again, even if it means waking up alone on Christmas morning. Is Santa here to stay this time? Will he become the family man Stephanie needs? Or will he hop in his sleigh as soon as the holiday is over? *Special bonus material: Recipes written by the characters inside!*
They may be inexperienced in sex, but when it comes to love, there's a lot they can teach a man. Discover the thrill of romance the first time around as ten "good girls" help their men discover there's nothing as intoxicating as the allure of innocence! Bundle includesThe Virgin's Price, The Virgin's Proposal, His Virgin Secretary, One Hot Texan, The Innocent Virgin, Undercover Virgin, A Single Demand, The Virgin's Seduction, Craving BeautyandThe Millionaire's Virgin Mistress
For gorgeous lawyer Nick Gilbert, an after-hours rendezvous with a woman usually means a romantic dinner, not a children's charity picnic. But he's game! Especially as his date is his rather prim but intriguing colleague, Carolyn Duff. . . . Watching her with the little kids, Nick sees a new side of Carolyn. He starts to understand the glimmer of sadness behind her dazzling green gaze. When the real woman behind the all-business facade is laid bare, Nick has never seen anyone more beautiful. . . .
New York Times bestselling author Shirley Jump takes a bow with the final novel in her addictive Sweet and Savory Romances series. Say Cheese!Blacklisted from every modeling venture in New York City, Madison Worth finds herself chasing a second-chance gig on a dairy farm in rural Massachusetts: spokesmodel for the Cheese Pleese Company. But nothing can prepare her for the handsome, six foot-two owner, Jack Pleeseman. With the death knell tolling for his 160-year-old family business, Jack is banking everything on his devastatingly beautiful top-model hire--but "everything" just took on a whole new meaning. His ex-wife wants to whisk their daughter off to Europe and he must fight for custody, all while trying to ignore Madison's mile-high legs. Determined to avoid the sizzling sparks and oh-so-hot kiss they shared, Madison and Jack work together to put Jack's business back on the map. That is, until a chance to redeem her career lures Madison back to New York City--at the cost of losing Jack forever. Now Jack is left to choose--everything he has worked for or the woman he has waited a lifetime to love. *Special bonus material: Recipes written by the characters inside!* This title was originally released as Pretty Bad in 2007.
Enter the sinfully delicious universe of New York Times bestselling author Shirley Jump's Sweet and Savory Romances with the USA Today and Amazon Top 20 bestseller - The Bride Wore Chocolate! Life couldn't be more perfect for Candace Woodrow. Her gourmet gift basket company is thriving, and she's set to marry steady, dependable Barry. There's just one wrench in the fairytale. Two weeks before her wedding she wakes up in the wrong man's bed. Candace thinks she'll be able to run out the door and forget all about Michael Vogler, but the Boston millionaire has other plans for the jittery bride. As the wedding approaches, Candace's life is further complicated by a thrill-seeking grandma and a meddlesome mother whose marriage track record rivals Elizabeth Taylor's. She attempts to drown her sorrows in chocolate, but with a sexy bachelor appearing on her doorstep at every turn - she finds herself wondering if there's enough of the sweet stuff in the world to stop her heart from racing every time he comes near. *Special bonus material: Recipes written by the characters inside!* *The original version of this eBook was published in 2004.*
Bridesmaid Susannah Wilson has poured her dreams into planning the trip of a lifetime. The only trouble is, her locked-up heart is being opened by a brooding out-of-towner. Billionaire best man Kane Lennox is escaping the stifling expectations of New York. Being with Susannah, he's breaking the rules. Happily ever after isn't on his agenda. Yet he can't take his eyes off her. For the first time he has something that money can't buy-a woman who loves him for who he really is.
Travel back to the loveswept world of Fortune's Island with New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shirley Jump. His voice pierced the darkest corners of her heart. Waitress Jillian Matheson needs a life makeover. The first thing on her "Get it Together" to-do list is breaking up with her fiancé, Zach Gifford, a struggling rocker who refuses to grow up. With Zach on the sidelines, Jillian pursues the dream career she's secretly craved for decades and finds romance in the arms of a hot, mysterious visitor on Fortune's Island. There's just one kink in her plans. Zach's band has a regular gig at The Love Shack where she works. And, she can't deny the effect of his velvet-cloaked voice, a voice that can still reach places she no longer allows his hands to touch. She's the only song he ever wanted to sing. Zach thought he had everything figured out--a music career on the edge of a breakthrough and a gorgeous fiancé--until Jillian left her engagement ring on his amp one night and walked out of his life. He is sure that he can get her to remember their shared passion and realize that they belong together, until a new man enters the picture and begins to sway Jillian's heart. Is it ever too late for true love? Just as Zach begins to break down Jillian's walls of resistance, a dark secret from his past comes to light and threatens to ruin their second chance at love. With shattered trust pushing them farther away from each other than ever before, can these two wounded hearts find their way back to each other before the last song?
The secret to mend their marriage With an aching heart, Emily Watson knows her marriage is in trouble. She wants it to work more than anything in the world, so walking away from Cole is the hardest thing she'll ever do. But one last night together is set to change her life and her marriage forever.... Needing time to think, Emily returns to the one place that always feels like home: the Gingerbread Inn. It is the perfect setting to work out what to do with her little secret. And when Cole finds her, and her growing bump, he realizes that this Christmas, some things are worth fighting for....
His Christmas Eve Proposal by Carole MortimerA quiet holiday in the mountains is all that Hollywood movie star Joshua Hawkley desires. Yet when irresistible redhead Rosie Harrison drops into his life and disrupts his peace, Joshua's desires begin to change. Can he convince her to hang around long enough to meet him under the mistletoe? Snowbound Bride by Shirley JumpA Christmas Eve blizzard leaves Marietta stranded in an airport with Reed Hartstone, the only man to ever break her heart. Perhaps rekindling the past may actually be their perfect Christmas present. Their Christmas Vows by Margaret McDonaghFrazer McIntosh knows exactly what he wants for Christmas--Callie Grogan. Despite his reputation as a fun-loving Romeo, Frazer is serious about his beautiful colleague. Serious enough to love her forever, if only she'll agree to be his Christmas bride. . . .
HAVING...ANOTHER MAN'S BABYAnita Ricardo had moved to town to make a home for her baby-alone. She'd learned long ago that she didn't need anyone, not even Luke Dole, the sexy single dad she'd once fantasized about. But how could a hormonally challenged expectant mother steer clear of her former crush when he was so irresistible?Luke had never dreamed he'd again be face-to-face with Anita...a very alluring, very pregnant Anita. Once, he'd let her go. But he wouldn't make that mistake twice. Because now Anita needed him, and he planned to show her exactly what fulfilling the promise of fatherhood really meant....
NOW CASTING FOR LOVE AND THE AVERAGE JILL!The Average Jill: Mattie Grant, who'd trained for a spot on a survival show but instead landed on a dating show. Mattie had never backed down from a challenge, not even one as good-looking as Bachelor #1. Really, how hard could a dating game be? The location: A lavish mansion filled with twelve bachelors hoping to win Mattie's heart and $50,000-and one man with an ulterior motive....Bachelor #1: David Bennett, an undercover reporter, needed a story. He'd wanted phony contestants and reality show gossip-until one sweet smile from Mattie changed his strategy! The rules: In this dating game, anything goes!
The second book in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shirley Jump's irresistible Sweet and Savory Romances.Maria Pagliano is a woman on a diet mission. Desperate to drop a dress size before her reunion, she joins the Chubby Chums. But waiting next door is sexy, tempting chef and restaurateur Dante Del Rosso. Dante is all wrong for Maria. He tastes and smells like all the foods she has stricken from her diet. But Maria's love for her singing grandfather, cantankerous grandmother, and matchmaking mother all fill a long-empty spot in Dante's heart. He sets out to win her, using every weapon he has, including his tortellini. He's offering her the very thing she's got no will power to resist--desire on a plate. *Special bonus material: Recipes written by the characters inside!* The original version of this eBook was published in 2005, and titled as The Devil Served Tortellini.
Alls Fair In Love, War, And Pasta For Maria Pagliano, too much of a good thing has always been a problem. Whether its men or carbs, she just cant say no. But thats about to change. For her high school reunion, Marias vowed to reinvent herself as a woman who has her life strictly in order. No more pasta, bread, dessert, or dating--even if the menu offering is one sexy chef named Dante Del Rosso. Everything about Dante is off-limits. From his come-hither smile to his sultry way around the kitchen in his Boston restaurant, hes too much temptation. . . for her taste buds and her heart. Just being around the guy makes her crave more. The only thing to do is go cold turkey on Dante. But he has other ideas. Now, this devil is out to woo his dream woman using every spicy, sweet, and sinfully delicious weapon hes got. And once Maria gets a taste of the real thing, how can she possibly settle for anything less?
Maverick writer Dalton Scott demands solitude--not a baby on his doorstep! But he can hardly shut the door. . . . Though absolutely out of his depth, he's amazed when he finally gets the little girl to stop crying! Then beautiful single mom Ellie arrives, distraught that the babysitter left her precious child on Dalton's doorstep! Can this chaotic pair make him realize that too much of his life has been stored in fiction? With Ellie he could start a whole new chapter. . . .
A Christmas miracle: from tough tycoon...to daddy? Edward left Livia because he knew he couldn't give her the family and marriage she wanted. But when he's forced to return home to snowy, sparkling Riverbend, he discovers Livia has moved there, too-with her tiny baby in tow! Livia had hoped desperately that Edward would remain away until time blurred the memory of his lips on hers. Now, she longs for him, but how can she tell him her precious daughter is not just hers...but theirs?
All it takes is one spark... A month ago, Colton Barlow was a decorated Atlanta firefighter haunted by a tragic accident on the job. Now he's taking the grand tour of a North Carolina town he's never heard of-and being welcomed into a family he didn't know existed! His newly discovered half brothers aren't the only ones making Colton feel right at home. If he isn't careful, Stone Gap-and one winsome wedding planner-could steal his heart. Rachel Morris doesn't see many sexy strangers passing through her tiny Southern town. And falling for the hunky firefighter sure wasn't part of her life-on-hold plan. But is Colton here to stay? Are they both ready to say "I will" to a future together?
What would you do to get back the love of your life?Nothing like a little breakup to remind a man why he loves a woman and what an idiot he's been. After a clunky marriage proposal, Rebecca Wilson breaks up with Jeremy Hamilton, an engineer lacking a romance chromosome. She goes away for the summer and thinks she has found true love. When she returns with a broken heart, Jeremy seizes the opportunity to convince her to give him a second chance. But it isn't until he brings out his wild and fun side that Jeremy sees a dim flicker of hope for a future with Rebecca. His determination drives Rebecca to break into her secret cookie stash, hoping Thin Mints can make her forget Mr. Wrong. She's already been burned twice before--is she ready to take a second chance on love? *Special bonus material: Recipes written by the characters inside!*
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