Blue Summer was a self-made man who had everything money could buy-except a wife and children. He craved the respectability his tough upbringing had denied him. Allison Lancaster was his passport to a socially acceptable world of power and privilege. A banker's daughter, she'd be the perfect wife! Allison declared she would only marry for love, but her family had other ideas. They wanted Blue's money as much as he coveted their social standing. The wedding was arranged, and it was only when Blue kissed his bride that Allison realized he made her head spin with a dizzy attraction.
It's Getting Hot In Here. . .Maura Mahoney expects to spend her thirtieth birthday the way she's spent so many others. She'll work at the Cherry Lane retirement community, have a quiet dinner with her parents, and end the evening with a solo hot chocolate before turning in early. Sedate, but safe. Then Jesse Blue turns up at Cherry Lane, ready to do community service to avoid jail time. And suddenly, prim, by-the-books Maura can't stop thinking about a sexy, motorcycle-riding bad boy who seems wrong for her in almost every way. But beneath his gruff exterior, Jesse is a man of surprises. He's filling the once drab community center with color and life. He's bonding with the residents. And he's prompting scorching, wild dreams Maura would never be bold enough to act on. Or would she? Because the way Jesse looks at her, Maura could swear that this heated, smoldering attraction runs both ways. . ."A skillful combination of sexy and smart." --All About Romance Reviews"You can't go wrong picking up a Susan Fox book." --Romance Reviews Today"A contemporary love story sure to make readers go weak in the knees. Well-crafted story lines and richly observed characters bolster a strong erotic element in this delightful, memorable romance." -Publishers Weekly (starred review) on His, Unexpectedly
Fay Sheridan is facing the bleakest moment of her life. As a fierce storm surges around her, one man plucks her from despair and into safety: Chase Rafferty. Rugged rancher Chase knows there is a fun-loving young woman hiding inside Fay, and he'll do anything to see her start living again -- even propose! Fay thinks Chase is joking -- a convenient business marriage would never work. But as the idea sinks in, the sparks slowly begin to ignite inside her. Maybe now is the time to embrace life and say yes!
A whirlwind wedding! Stacey Amhearst has no choice but to go ahead with her marriage of convenience to ruggedly sexy Oren McClain. But she is secretly in love with him and is determined to make their marriage work. Will she ever be more to McClain than his wife in name only?
Corrie has never had a real date. She's been too busy trying to run her ranch single-handed and thinks she knows more about money (as in not having any) than men. But now the two sexy Merrick brothers - the richest men in the district - are vying for her attention! Corrie is in an enviable dilemma. Which gorgeous brother should she choose? Her oldest friend - or the man who's always been out of reach?
"You can't go wrong picking up a Susan Fox book." --Romance Reviews TodayAuthor Susan Fox begins an exciting new series with this heartwarming introduction to the rugged Western town of Caribou Crossing--where a starry-eyed young couple sow the seeds of the life they've always wanted...Wade Bly is certain of his destiny: He'll marry his high school sweetheart, Miriam, work at his father's ranch, and eventually inherit the place and make it his own. And of course, they'll have a few kids once they've had time to enjoy married life and save some money. But when an unexpected pregnancy speeds up their plans, Wade can only hope he's up for the challenge...Miriam always knew she and Wade would be happy together. He's a good provider and a doting father to their spirited daughter, Jess. And when the lights go out, he's the passionate cowboy of her wildest dreams. But when a string of disappointments leaves them both feeling doubtful about their future, they'll have to rediscover themselves and their love--to see that the life they fear is over is really just beginning...Advance Praise "Smart, sexy, funny and touching. I loved this book!" --Susan Wiggs on Home on the Range42,816 Words
When Reece Waverly became a widower with an infant son to care for, he turned to Leah Gray. They had a strong friendship and he knew she'd make the perfect wife and mother. It was a convenient marriage - only Reece had no idea Leah had been secretly in love with him for years.... Leah convinced herself she could live with this arrangement, for the baby's sake. But after a year she's forced to admit that she'd hoped to become Reece's wife in more than name only. On the verge of leaving, Leah is stunned when Reece declares it's time he claimed her as his bride for real! Harlequin Romance #3764
HITCHED! Zoe courts a cowboy! She drives a Porsche, he drives a pickup.... She's a Hollywood socialite, he's a tough, rugged rancher who despises glitz and glamour and wouldn't be seen dead in a tuxedo! Zoe and John Dalton Hayes are worlds apart, and J.D. is none too happy at having Zoe as a guest in his home.... But opposites attract and every time they start out disagreeing, somehow they end up kissing! J.D. is convinced Zoe is just flirting with him, teasing him to get what she wants--his ranch. And what does J.D. want? Could it be that, against his better judgment, what he really wants is a wife?
"You can't go wrong picking up a Susan Fox book." --Romance Reviews TodayIn her latest contemporary romance, Susan Fox welcomes readers back to Caribou Crossing, the ruggedly sexy Western town that seems made for starting over. . .Brooke Kincaid knows second chances don't come cheap. She's spent five years repairing past mistakes and making her life in Caribou Crossing steady and predictable. But now a stranger's Harley has shattered her fence and her peace of mind in one swoop. Brooke is drawn to everything about wounded undercover cop Jake Brannon--his raw masculinity, his tenderness, and the undisguised desire that makes her feel more alive than she's ever been. By rights, Brooke should curse Jake for complicating her life. Instead she's offered him a place to heal and a cover story as he searches for a wanted man. Jake knows she's vulnerable, but she's also strong, kind, and hotter than hellfire. It's a combination that could make even a die-hard loner long to put up his boots and put down roots at last, and show her just how good a second chance can get. . ."Smart, sexy, funny and touching. I loved this book!" --Susan Wiggs on Home on the Range
When Lorna Farrell finds herself caught up in a pretend engagement with handsome oil tycoon Mitch Ellery, she knows she's playing with fire. Mitch is the key to Lorna being reunited with her real family. He's also the only man she's ever loved -- and the one man she can't have! Mitch must never guess Lorna's true feelings, but pretending to be in love leads to complications. If Lorna walks away, she loses everything. But as the attraction between them intensifies, should she take a risk and confess her secrets?
What no one would ever know and what Hoyt Donovan would never suspect, was that she'd fallen in love with him that night five years ago. Completely and irrevocably.
A Pleasure Trip To Remember. . . Shying away from commitment of any kind, Jenna Fallon's rules in life are to have none. So when her car breaks down en route from California to Vancouver--and she's forced to hitch a ride with a sexy stranger--she's thrilled to discover they share the same no-holds-barred views. . .As a globe-trotting marine biologist, Mark Chambers is used to changing locations--and women. Yet as he and Jenna make their way up the Pacific coast, camping, skinny dipping, and having scorching hot sex, Mark's not so sure he wants to say goodbye. But is Jenna brave enough to meet the challenge of a man who may be perfect for her? Praise for Susan Fox's Love, Unexpectedly "Readers will enjoy this easy-going erotic romance." --Publishers Weekly
"Smart, sexy, funny and touching. . .I loved this book." -Susan Wiggs In this exciting new series, author Susan Fox welcomes you to Caribou Crossing, a small western town made for love and adventure. . .For Evan Kincaid, the best thing about his dusty hometown was watching it fade into the distance. Jessica Bly was the only one who didn't treat him like an outsider, and their friendship ended with one mind-blowing night of young passion. Now they've both got the lives they planned--Evan in New York, Jess with her beloved horses in Caribou Crossing. But business has brought Evan back to Jess's Crazy Horse ranch on a mission that could destroy whatever's left of her trust. Ten years ago, Jess wanted one perfect night to remember Evan by. What she got was a broken heart and a secret that's kept them strangers ever since. The boy she knew was sexy and sweet; the man he's become leaves her breathless. And no matter how much she tells herself that country girl and city boy don't belong together, in her heart she wants to believe his home has been right here all along. . ."You can't go wrong picking up a Susan Fox book." --Romance Reviews Today
"You can't go wrong picking up a Susan Fox book. " --Romance Reviews Today Pay a visit to Caribou Crossing, the rustic, inviting Western town where broken hearts mend and new love takes root. . . Dave Cousins, owner of the Wild Rose Inn, is known throughout Caribou Crossing as the nicest--and loneliest--guy in town. He's had his heart broken more than once, and he's determined not to let it happen again. So it's no wonder he's wary when a free-spirited drifter leaves him longing for more than just a steamy fling. . . Like the wild goose tattooed on her shoulder, Cassidy Esperanza goes wherever the wind takes her. For her, a new day means a fresh start. And yet something about her days in Caribou Crossing--and nights with its handsome hotel owner--makes her think about staying a while. But when life takes an unexpected turn, her first instinct is to take flight once more. Is Dave strong enough to help them both face their fears, come to terms with the past, and believe that sometimes love truly can last a lifetime?"The perfect sweep-you-away story--smart, sexy, funny and touching. Susan Fox delivers an unforgettable read. " --Susan Wiggs on Home on the Range
With its breathtaking terrain and welcoming people, the Western town of Caribou Crossing is the perfect place for a heart to heal, and for love to blossom once more...Since the death of her husband three years ago, young widow Sally Ryland has kept to herself and focused on her struggling business, Ryland Riding. Folks assume she's still grieving, because Sally has never shared the truth about her abusive marriage, or the trust issues that remain. But when a sexy rodeo rider from her past turns up for a visit, he's a reminder of the feisty woman she once was--and maybe still could be...Ben Traynor was always attracted to Sally, but he didn't move fast enough. Now what Sally needs is patience and gentleness. With an injury keeping him from his next rodeo, Ben has the perfect excuse to stick around and help with her chores--and her healing. And as Sally finds the courage to face her demons and open her heart again, she'll have to decide if what she has with Ben is more than safety, gratitude, and short-term passion, but a forever love...
Take Me ThereAt thirty-one, Kat Fallon's luck with men shows no sign of improving. But when she asks her best friend Nav Bharani to be her date at her younger sister's wedding in Vancouver, she has no idea that she's about to get on board the most surprising ride of her life. . .Nav has been secretly in love with Kat ever since he moved in next door. When she reveals that she loves taking train rides, especially the meeting-strangers part, Nav devises a plan to win Kat's heart. On every leg of her trip to Vancouver, he shows up disguised as a different sexy stranger. Stunned by Nav's daring, Kat finds herself succumbing to his inventive transformations. But what starts out as an innocent adventure soon becomes much more for Kat as she is forced to choose between her long-held fantasies of the perfect mate--and the prospect of something far more real...
Tracey couldn't believe she'd written off Ty Cameron's car, nor that he was insisting she pay for it-by working for him! And that meant living with Ty, who seemed determined to get to know her... But Tracey had learned to be wary of men-especially handsome, sexy ones. Only, Ty was different. He didn't just want to get Tracey into bed, he was strong, funny and he was becoming a rock to lean on. In fact, Ty was showing definite signs of husband potential!
A husband in name only? <P> Hallie had never even been in love -- now she must marry to save her home! She just needed a wedding certificate -- well, first she had to find a bridegroom...<P> Wes Lansing was her neighbor and the ideal candidate. Only, what could a shy virgin like Hallie offer this dynamic man? Wes was intrigued and the marriage deal was struck. But could Hallie handle her new husband?
After Logan Pierce gains custody of Claire's orphaned baby nephew, he proposes marriage to her so the child can have a two-parent family. Logan also wants lots more children -- with Claire as their mother -- but insists love won't be part of the bargain! Claire doesn't want to marry such a tough, cynical man, but soon discovers Logan's kisses are addictive. Can the man who claims he'll never love a woman be persuaded that his new bride is the exception to the rule...?
In just four days, Rena will marry Ford Harlow. Just imagining the ceremony fills her with intense excitement-and trepidation! It won't be an ordinary wedding. Their union is a marriage deal: Ford wants her property; Rena will do anything to keep it... But if Rena is expecting a marriage of convenience-sharing their lives but never a bed-she has a shock in store. Ford has long been intrigued by his shy bride, and he fully intends to be a husband in every sense of the word!
When Selena is injured in a car crash she's shocked when Morgan demands she move into his home! Selena hasn't seen Morgan for two long years, though her love for him still burns strong. . . Looking after Selena makes Morgan realize what he let go before - and now his Selena is home he's not letting her go again. . .
Flying from sin. . .Andrew Rossiter has used his gorgeous body and angelic face for all they're worth--shocking the proper, seducing the willing, and pleasuring the wealthy. But with a tiny son depending on him for rescue, suddenly discretion is far more important than desire. He'll have to bury his past and quench his desires--fast. And he'll have to find somewhere his deliciously filthy reputation hasn't yet reached. . ...into seductionMiss Gemma Peartree seems like a plain, virginal governess. True, she has a sharp wit and a sharper tongue, but handsome Mr. Ross wouldn't notice Gemma herself. Or so she hopes. No matter how many sparks fly between them, she has too much to hide to catch his eye. But with the storms of a Scottish winter driving them together, it will be hard enough to keep her secrets. Keeping her hands to herself might prove entirely impossible. . .Praise for Maggie Robinson's Novels"Deliciously wicked." --Romance Junkies (5 stars) on Mistress by Midnight"A fun read that will keep you turning pages into the night." --Affaire de Coeur (4.5 stars) on Mistress by Mistake
Council, #1 A rogue hunter, a clueless witch and a mission to save an unknowing world. Parris McCall, owner of the dive bar, The Alibi, has finally constructed a life where her little quirks don't show or matter to anyone. As for her grandmother's warnings that she's different, well, she'll cross that bridge if she comes to it. But when Ty walks into her bar, both lives are instantly changed. Ty Wallace loves his life. How could he not? He's a powerful human lawyer by day and the Magic Council's rogue witch hunter by night. But after he agrees to substitute on his secretary's dart team, all hell breaks loose. Now Ty has to help Parris admit who she is before her long-lost relatives kill her.24,000 Words
Deck the halls with white-hot passion! Donna Kauffman Naughty But NiceBusinessman Griffin's never believed in luck. . .until sassy-sweet small-town baker Melody turns his world around. Except there's a catch: There's no way he'll be able to build his empire and hold on to her. His new "lucky charm" could destroy all his dreams. . .or make this Christmas better than he ever imagined possible. . .Cynthia Eden All I Want for ChristmasGood girl toy inventor Christie takes a walk on the naughty side when she sparks a no-strings fling with Santa--actually, sexy cop Jonas in a Santa suit. She loves her new "bad girl" persona, except as the holidays approach, she starts falling, and hard, for this known "love 'em and leave 'em" ladies man... Susan Fox Tattoos and MistletoeCharlie returns to her hometown to fix up her aunt's B&B, but she doesn't count on LJ handling the renovations. Nerdy LJ pined for her in school, but now he's grown into the town's hottest bachelor. Charlie's been burned before and won't let him get close. But LJ's determined to break down her walls and make her dearest Christmas wish come true. "Donna Kauffman writes smart and sexy, with sizzle to spare." --Janet Evanovich"I dare you not to love a Cynthia Eden book!" --Larissa Ione"Three terrific stories of love and the holidays. It doesn't get much merrier than this." --ReadertoReader.com"Leaves you feeling warm all over." --Barbara Vey, Publisher's Weekly
Just before his death, Joanna's father had put Wade Hollister in charge of his ranch and all his financial assets. He'd also given Wade his daughter. Joanna, an insecure, overweight seventeen-year- old, had fled. Now, three years later, Wade stood in her doorway--the epitome of the understated millionaire rancher. Joanna guessed she'd always known he'd come for her eventually. But she wasn't going to kid herself. His presence was strictly business--the only fantasies and sappy emotions involved would be her own.
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