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EVERYTHING ABOUT THE PALACE HAD ALWAYS INTRIGUED HER... Including the incredibly handsome crown prince himself. There was no denying that Murat was a man of mystery, power and many talents. But for a husband, Daphne Snowden wanted more. Sure, future "queen" sounded lovely, but she wanted someone who saw her as more than a woman to bear the next heir to the throne. Someone who respected her. Someone who loved her. Still, there was that niggling burning desire and unfinished business between them.... And though time had changed him, it had not erased her interest in the only man she ever loved. But obey his demands and marry him? Never!
"YOU'D BETTER GET MOVING, BIG GUY." Prince Jefri of Bahania had just been bested...by a woman! And not just any female, but Billie Van Horn, his gorgeous, take-no-prisoners flight instructor who was more than a match for this ultramasculine male.Well, she might be an ace in the air, but when it came to romance Billie was determined to keep both feet on the ground. So why did the sexy sheik make her feel as if she were soaring high above the clouds? She knew that when royal honor called, her high-born lover would fly from her side forever...unless Jefri defied his destiny and chose love....
"I'M WHAT...?" No, not pregnant, thank heavens. Emma would have known that. But married? Well, if the man standing before her--the very love of her college life--was to be believed, she was. And suddenly he was claiming to be a desert prince, too. Sure, they'd had a "pretend" ceremony and honeymoon in the Caribbean. But it was pretend, wasn't it? Prince Reyhan claimed his father, the king, had decided it was time for him to marry. There was just one little glitch--Reyhan was already married. So, the king ordered Reyhan's wife--Emma--to a two-week trip to paradise before he would grant a royal annulment. But wasn't paradise the perfect place for love?
When prim professor Zara Paxton ventures to distant Bahania, she wants only to find the father she'd never known. But her father turns out to be King Hassan of Bahania. The desert king promptly put his "princess" under the protection of a muscular, mesmerizing Sheik, who sets Zara's sense aflame, yet he refuses to quench the fire!Steely security liaison Rafe Stryker scorns lasting love. But before he knows it, the bespectacled brunette sneaks into his heart, making him throb with the urge to taste her sweetness. Clearly, innocent Princess Zara wanted to be his woman, but taking her was tantamount to treason. Rafe knows the consequences, but even he can stand so much temptation.
Man-shy American Heidi McKinley winces when the king himself insists she marry--and make heirs with--his sinfully sexy royal son! For Prince Jamal was a legendary lover, an expert on erotic intrigue. Whatever would he see in serious-minded Heidi?Plenty! Up to his crown in gold-digging bubbleheads, Jamal is secretly enchanted with the sweet and studious virgin. So why was homespun Heidi donning silken disguises and posing as siren "Honey Martin" to seduce him? And how could Jamal hope to choose between a bold, brazen "mistress" and a bashful, blushing bride?
Swept away by the passionate Prince Khalil Khan, Dora Nelson reveled in her new fairy-tale life as princess of El Bahar. But once she learned that the love and affection Khalil had showered her with were a sham, she refused to bend to his will. For he'd tricked her, and she couldn't forgive him.... But she also couldn't stop loving him. More than anything else, Dora wanted a happy home and an adoring husband. Still, when Dora's feistiness met Khalil's arrogance, sparks flew. And unless Dora and Khalil agreed to meet halfway, this fiery marriage threatened to consume them both!
"The Sheik's Virgin" by Susan MalleryHe was the brazen stranger who had made it his mission to chaperone innocent, beautiful Phoebe Carson around his native land. But what would Phoebe do when she discovered her suitor was none other than Prince Nasri Mazin-and he had seduction on his mind?"Sheikh of Ice" by Alexandra SellersShe came in search of adventure-and discovered passion in the arms of tall, dark and handsome Hadi al Hajar. But once Kate Drummond succumbed to Hadi's powerful touch, would she succeed in taming his hard heart?"Kismet" by Fiona BrandA star-crossed love affair and a stormy night combined to bring Laine Abernathy into Sheik Xavier Kalil Al Jahir's world. Now, As she took cover in her rugged rescuer's home, Laine wondered if it was her destiny to fall in love with the mesmerizing sheik. . . .
Single mom Liana Archer has read her share of romance novels featuring dashing, passionate Sheiks. Despite her fascination with the genre, she is astonished when sinfully handsome Malik Khan, Crown Prince of exotic El Bahar, hijacks her and her young daughter off an airliner and into his lavish desert palace. What does this sexy prince want with a passably pretty, slightly overweight schoolteacher from San Bernadino?Dazed, breathless and mesmerized with desire, Liana quickly becomes Malik's royal bride after an intimate desert ceremony she does not understand. When she learns she is in fact married, she must face whether she can entrust her daughter, or her heart to a man would give them everything...except his love. How might a caring American mother and child finally move this proud, imperious monarch and make his kingdom complete?
A PLACE TO STAY Shelter-it was such a basic need, and one that single mom Ashley Churchill had always been able to provide for her little girl. Until her luck turned, and the only protection she could find was in her stony and taciturn boss, security specialist Jeff Ritter. Jeff warned he was only offering to share his home, not his life, and that suited Ashley just fine. She would make it on her own. And yet, Jeff's broad shoulders were oh-so tempting to lean on, and in his arms, Ashley found a whole new kind of shelter-a home. But no matter how close they became, Jeff always barricaded a part of himself away. And Ashley wondered if he could ever allow himself to come in from the storm and find his own shelter...with her. BONUS BOOK INCLUDED IN THIS VOLUME! Donovan's Child by New York Times bestselling author Christine Rimmer Pain and loss had consumed the Donovan McRae that Abilene Bravo had known. She couldn't erase his past, but she just might be able to give him a future.
SHOTGUN GROOMS by Susan Mallery and Maureen Child Lucas's Convenient Bride Lucas MacIntyre stands to inherit half of a saloon, gold mine, and ranch, but there's just one problem: his uncle created a clause in his will, stipulating that he and his brother must marry if they want to claim their property. So Lucas proposes that Emily Smythe, the hard-edged newcomer, become his wife so that she can manage his saloon and he can inherit. But Lucas never counted on falling for Emily... Jackson's Mail-Order Bride When loner Jackson MacIntyre wakes up from a delirious fever, it's to find that he's not only wedded Miss Molly Malone, but he's bedded her, too! Yes, he'll get his inheritance now that he's fulfilled the terms of his father's will by getting married, but how can he enjoy it when an Irish spitfire's determined to complicate his life? It certainly doesn't help that he can't resist her no matter how hard he tries...
When Katie McCormick finds out that her sister is marrying her ex, she finally agrees to a setup for the big day. To her surprise, Jackson is a catch. But when wedding catastrophe ensues, will their sparks fizzle or ignite into flames?
A spiteful article about the former pitcher and current playboy questions his talent in the bedroom. And the newspaper's just the first bad news. Reid's grandmother Gloria's broken hip means she needs constant care-but Reid hired Nurses 1 and 2 for their bedside manner with him. So for Number 3 he chooses Lori Johnson, the first candidate who seems immune to his brand of charm. Lori's never wasted her time with amoebas like Reid Buchanan. So why are her well-fortified defenses starting to crumble under the force of his sexy smile-and the kindness he shows her at every turn? There's only one explanation for the feelings flaring between them-chemistry. Chemistry so hot, it's sizzling!
Jill Strathern left town for the big city and never looked back-until she returned home years later to run a small law practice. It turns out her childhood crush, Mac Kendrick, a burned-out LAPD cop, has also come back to sleepy Los Lobos. Even though Mac rejected her back in high school, Jill can't deny the attraction she still feels for him.Now Jill and Mac are tangled in enough drama to satisfy the most jaded L.A. denizens-Mafia dons, social workers, angry exes and one very quirky eight-year-old make even the simplest romance complicated. And it all goes to prove that when it comes to affairs of the heart, there's no place like home. An unlikely pair...but a perfect match.
For the Marcelli sisters of California wine country, the season is ripe for romance! THE SPARKLING ONE A party planner extraordinaire, Katie Marcelli loves her big, boisterous family -- even when their chronic matchmaking drives her crazy! In the Marcelli household, fine wine and good food are as celebrated as true love, so when her eighteen-year-old sister announces her engagement, Katie promises her the perfect wedding. There's only one hitch: the father of the groom, Zach Stryker, who is adamantly opposed to his son marrying so young. Now, despite her instant attraction to the handsome, arrogant attorney, Katie must approach with caution: Zach, who hired Katie for a major fundraiser, holds the fate of her business in his hands -- and how can she trust a man who is willing to break her sister's heart? It will take a passionate battle of wills to determine if wedding bells will ring for a Marcelli bride, and to unlock the deepest desires -- for family, love, and home -- inside a strong-willed man's heart.
Be swept away by this fan-favorite story of love, healing, and family in 1800s Montana from New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery. Caleb Kincaid has always carried a secret torch for the beautiful Ruth Whitefeather, who lives on the nearby Cheyenne reserve, but things never quite worked out between them. And when Caleb learns that his girlfriend is pregnant he does the honorable thing and marries her, even though the love between them has long faded and Caleb could never quell his feelings for Ruth. Years later, Caleb's wife passes away, and he finds himself a widower, ill-equipped to deal with his rambunctious son, Zeke. When Zeke runs away, and turns up on the Cheyenne reserve, he is returned to his father by none other than the woman Caleb has always secretly loved--Ruth Whitefeather. Ruth sees immediately that Caleb needs help keeping his house in order, and that Zeke is desperately in need of a mother's love and affection. But can Ruth's gentle touch heal Caleb's heart? And can a second chance bring the promise of lasting love for both of them?
Izzy has always been the fearless Titan sister. But when an oil rig blows up, leaving her barely able to see, her sisters find themselves as concerned by her emotional withdrawal as by the possibility that the explosion was no accident. Are the mind games their long-lost brother Garth has been playing turning physical? Or is someone else out to get them?When her sisters enroll her in a survivor training camp, Izzy is not happy. Nick, her instructor, is determined that she won't be left in the dark. In more ways than one. But if he tells her the terrible truth behind why he's helping her, he'll never see her again. Unless they're both willing to take the biggest risk of all.
Successful businessman Ryan Bennett had agreed to masquerade as his wealthy cousin for a blind date. But from the moment Ryan saw Julie Nelson to the moment he should have said good-night, he was captivated and couldn't resist an invitation to share her bed. In the hazy afterglow of their heated lovemaking, Ryan confessed his true identity, claiming the passion between them was real despite his deception, but Julie wasn't buying it. Obviously she considered him the enemy. Except now she was having the enemy's baby. . . ;.
Locked in an unexpected land dispute, Rafe Stryker is trapped in the one place he vowed never to return to-the Castle Ranch in Fool's Gold, California. He made millions facing ruthless adversaries in the boardroom, but nothing could've prepared him to go head-to-head against stubborn, beautiful Heidi Simpson. No one is more surprised than Rafe to discover that he's finding Heidi-and life as a cowboy-much more compelling than he wants to admit.For Heidi, the Castle Ranch is the home she's always wanted. After a life on the road, the vivacious blonde has finally put down roots. She won't give that up without a fight, not even for a man whose late-night kisses make her yearn to be a little less...wholesome.As the two turn from passionate adversaries to passionate, period, they'll discover that summer love can last a lifetime.
Horse whisperer Shane Stryker is done with passion. This time around, he's determined to meet someone who will be content with the quiet life of a rancher's wife. And the fiery, pint-size redhead who dazzles him at the local bar definitely does not fit the bill.Small-town librarian Annabelle Weiss has always seen herself as more of a sweetheart than a siren, so she can't understand why Shane keeps pushing her away. Shane has formed the totally wrong impression of her but only he can help her with a special event for the next Fool's Gold festival. And maybe while he's at it, she can convince him to teach her a few things about kissing on hot summer nights, too-some lessons, a girl shouldn't learn from reading a book!
New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery's fan-favorite story about finding love in the unlikeliest of places...Heather Fitzpatrick is very pregnant, utterly alone and definitely finished with men...until she steps into an elevator with Mr. Tall, Dark and Handsome. Pilot Jim Dyer proves to be a heart-stopping hero, too, when the elevator suddenly stalls-and Heather lurches into labor!Jim's manly midwifing creates instant intimacy, and he dotes on the baby like the world's proudest papa. But despite their sizzling chemistry, both heartsore Heather and woman-wary Jim are staunchly barricaded against marriage. Can one tiny newborn break down their defenses...and teach them to believe in love?
Jamie Sanders was finally turning her back on her secret life as government agent to search for who she really was--as a person, and as a woman. But first she had to take on one final mission. She was determined to help the man who had made her into a lethal killing machine--the man who had also awakened the woman within her. . . . But as she rescued Zach Jones from his foreign captors and tried everything in her power to heal the wounds that scarred him, inside and out, she had to accept what she'd been hiding from for years--that he was what she'd been searching for all along.
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Secret desires bloom and love awakens in Susan Mallery's New York Times bestselling Fool's Gold series.To Jack McGarry, Larissa Owens is just another one of the guys--he discovers her secret feelings for him. Will it be friendship or true love for this former football hero? When Sam Ridge--who's had notoriously bad breaks with women--meets Dellina Hopkins, he thinks his luck is about to change. But this time, will Dellina be the one to run? Even in four-inch heels, high-powered PR woman Taryn Crawford never backs down. Unless, of course, brooding Angel Whittaker can convince her that surrender feels even better than victory...Collected here for the first time, the fifth volume of Fool's Gold romances brings you back to the enchanting California town where passion flourishes. Susan Mallery's Fool's Gold Collection, Volume FiveWhen We MetBefore We KissUntil We Touch
Sparks fly when past and present collide in Susan Mallery's New York Times bestselling Fool's Gold series.They're about to discover the magic of second chances...so long as they can work up the courage to seize them! Patience McGraw has never forgotten the boy who captured her heart...or his sudden disappearance. Can she trust the man who's come home in his place? Felicia Swift can't believe it when she hears a sexy voice from her past in tiny Fool's Gold--it takes her right back to the hottest night of her life and the dangerous man she shared it with. And just when unlucky-in-love Isabel Beebe walks out on romance, who walks in but her teenage crush! Can she give the spark between them the chance it deserves?Collected here for the first time, the fourth volume of Fool's Gold romances--plus the bonus novella Halfway There--makes the wonder of Fool's Gold come alive.Susan Mallery's Fool's Gold Collection, Volume FourHalfway There (bonus novella)Just One KissTwo of a KindThree Little Words
Susan Mallery Fool's Gold Series Volume One: Chasing Perfect\Almost Perfect\Sister of the Bride\Finding Perfectby Susan Mallery
Return to where it all began-the romance, the friendships, the community, the warmth and laughter of Susan Mallery's New York Times bestselling series Fool's Gold. Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Fool's Gold, California, is a charming town like no other, where newcomers and locals alike find endless-if unconventional-opportunities to fall in love. From Charity Jones, a city planner hired to create jobs that will keep the town's men from moving away, to Liz Sutton, still trying to shed the stigma of being the girl from the wrong side of the tracks, and Pia O'Brian who, despite having a disastrous romantic track record and the parenting skills of a hamster, has inherited three frozen embryos, Fool's Gold is overflowing with quirky characters, passionate moments and heartfelt emotion. Offered here for the first time in collection form, the first Fool's Gold trilogy-plus the bonus novella Sister of the Bride-is the perfect opportunity to discover some new, lifelong friends. Susan Mallery's Fool's Gold Collection, Volume One Chasing Perfect Almost Perfect Sister of the Bride Finding Perfect
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