Take two resort owners and one eccentric chef. Add a fussbudget food critic, mix up two rooms-and what have you got? Either a recipe for disaster...or all the ingredients for love.Suite dreams are made of this.... Francesca D'Arcy has just pumped her last penny into making her five-star fantasy come true. Feather beds, fine wines and fabulous food-the Cabernet Inn is a stage set for seduction. Except romance isn't on the menu for Francesca-at least not until after dark, when a figment of her imagination takes on a life of its own! Resort owner Tony Galini has never met anybody like his business partner, Francesca. She's smart, she's sexy...and she hasn't got a clue how much Tony wants her! Still, he's hesitant to risk their friendship by making a move on her. But the lust is getting pretty close to the surface...and when they accidentally fall into the same bed, all bets are off. After all, who says friends can't make even better lovers....
Never mix work and men. This simple rule has given security specialist Jade Broussard busy days and lonely nights. Only that was before utterly gorgeous art dealer Remy Tremaine crawls into her bed, requesting her protective services. He presents dangerous new territory. She can't deny the talents of his hands and mouth. Melting the day's work tensions each night is a guilty-if delicious-pleasure. Yet he sidesteps boundaries, while Jade wrote the rule book. No, it will never work out. But there is an easy solution: catch the bad guy, save her client's life then say goodbye. Too bad Remy's secrets might change Jade's mind. The question is, will it be for better or worse?
PR executive Victoria Holmes prefers to play it cool. So when a weekend schmooze with a potential new client finds her face-to-face with her grating office rival, Victoria is livid.And the topping on her peeved pie? Outdoor adventure company mogul Jared McKenna-who's irritating, hot, laid-back and sexy enough to blow Victoria's composure right out the window...along with her inhibitions!She's not his type. And he's definitely not hers. But when the weekend slips completely out of her control thanks to a surprise jewel heist, Victoria will have to choose between keeping her cool or letting the heat-and Jared-take her breath away.
Texas Tycoon J. D. Maynard Jr. and famous actress Holly Addison are getting married on exotic Rapture Island. And you're invited! Exclusively Yours by Lori Wilde In order to scoop the wedding story, journalist Olivia Carmichael feigns an engagement with infuriating writer Nick Greer. But getting-under-his-skin turns into getting-under-the-sheets.... Private Party by Wendy Etherington Non-hired caterer Tara Lindsey crashes the wedding to get a taste of the food, but drop-dead-sexy security chief Wade Cooper catches her in the act! Fortunately, Tara is about to be the guest of honor at a much more exclusive party...for two. Secret Encounter by Jillian Burns Though a disguise gets Dr. Peyton Monahan into the celebration, it doesn't help her find the elusive philanthropist she's seeking to fund her latest research project. But she does find one hot gorgeous guy. Too bad Quinn Smith's hiding a few things of his own....
The Kimballs of Baxter, Georgia, are setting hearts on fire!Can't Help Falling in Love by Wendy Etherington Only fools rush in?Skyler Kimball has actively avoided daredevil men her whole life, and even secretly appreciated her overprotective brothers' meddling to keep them at bay. But when sexy Cajun firefighter Jack Tesson moves into town, Skyler may have to rethink her position on risks and take a chance on Jaclk...jf she can get her brothers to back down, that is!Hunka Hunka Burnin' Love by Wendy Etherington She has him all shook up!Interior designer Monica O'Malley is used to men falling at her designer-shoe-clad feet. So what gives with stuffy fire chief Ben Kimball's aloof attitude? She's been trying her flirtatious best to get his attention while remodeling the town firehouse, but to no avail. Thinking her outrageous reputation is to blame, she tries a more buttoned-down approach-hoping she'll be unbuttoning with Ben sooner or later....
After a close friend dies on the job, former smoke jumper Steve Kimball returns to work to help out his buddies. With a wildfire threatening a small California town, the last thing he needs is to run into former love Laine Sheehan. He thought they were over, but the sparks are stronger than ever...."Take a chance" is Laine's new mantra. Always the responsible one, she's decided it's time to be more aggressive-on the job and in the bedroom. On location to shoot photos of the wildfire, she has to get close to the smoke jumpers, and being around Steve is more than her body can handle....
What happened to car chief Lexie Mercer's star driver? Kane Jackson "used" to be an untamed force. A winner. Now he's calm, composed-- and apathetic. She can't even pick a fight with him anymore! What's worse, his lackluster mood is affecting his racing. Then Kane does the unthinkable. He kisses Lexie, giving in to months of pent-up desire. How could this happen? Lexie is bossy, brainy. . . and exactly the woman to ignite his lost passion for winning. But Lexie knows Kane's "got" to stay focused on racing, despite his insistence that one night together will get her out of his system. . . and into Victory Lane. It won't work. It can't work. Can it?
NASCAR PR rep Kylie Palmer is a widow and a single mom. . . and she sure isn't interested in dating--especially not someone with a dangerous job! But bounty hunter A. T. Treadway is young, gorgeous and every inch the perfect guy. Suddenly Kylie is struggling between her fear. . . and a feeling she never thought she'd experience again. A. T. has his job cut out for him. His secret investigation to find a fugitive is drawing him deeper into the world of NASCAR--and closer to Kylie, a woman who is proving harder to pursue than his elusive target. But when their fragile relationship is tested, can A. T. convince Kylie that he's worth the risk?
How does a girl sweep a guy off his feet?Thanks to an amazingly efficient business manager, Lily Reaves finds herself teetering-in stilettos, no less-on the brink of distinction now that her line of come-get-me pumps shows every sign of becoming a huge success. Which is why James's announcement that he's leaving brings her to earth with an unpleasant thump.Before his arrival, everything was a mess. Even finding a lover was impossible, which was why she'd discarded them like so many ill-fitting shoes. Hmm. Could James be the perfect "fit" for both her business and pleasure? If so, she'll have to curb that occasional urge to open her mouth-and insert high heel!It's going to be war!
Notorious womanizer and treasure hunter Gavin Fortune is after a local sunken ship-and Brenna McGary is determined to stop him. History shouldn't be sold off by the piece! Unfortunately, the infuriating Gavin knows how to use his best assets to get his way. . . ;and Brenna's fury is looking a lot like sweet, sweet lust. Brenna could use that sizzling attraction to getherway, though. Until Gavin's scheming former mentor arrives to cause trouble for everyone! Now Brenna must join forces with Gavin, and if she's not careful, she'll be the next to fall for the irresistible charms of Gavin Fortune. . . ;.
Nothing tastes sweeter than forbidden fruitAnd Lucas Broussard has forbidden written all over him. From the top of his dark head on down, his designer suits cover the heart of a rebel - and lots of secrets. Socialite dropout Vanessa Douglas should know, because she's got a kindred spirit. Despite how alluring he is, Vanessa really must resist. After all, her fledgling catering business depends on being welcomed back into the family fold. . . and their endless fund-raisers and formal dinners. It's an entrepreneur's dream, even though toeing the social line is a tad, uh, restrictive. Still, a single night with Lucas won't be her downfall, will it? Surely she could indulge just this once, then return to playing good girl in the morning. Too bad once is not enough with this man. And even more devastating than his bedroom charm are the secrets he's about to reveal. . . .
HAVE A BEACHY LITTLE CHRISTMAS by Liz Allison and Wendy EtheringtonAn island romance between Tiffany McMillan, the boss's daughter, and Jesse Harwood, a NASCAR team engineer, is strictly forbidden, but can they keep the passion at bay during a company holiday getaway?WINNING THE RACE by Brenda JacksonNASCAR driver Miles Gregory roars back into town just for a Christmas wedding--until a reunion with his high school sweetheart gives him a reason to stay. . . ALL THEY WANT FOR CHRISTMAS by Marisa CarrollSanta, if you're listening, all NASCAR driver Trace Collier's daughter and single mom Carrie Ferrell's son want for Christmas is a family. 'Tis the season for mischief and matchmaking!A FAMILY FOR CHRISTMAS by Jean BrashearNASCAR crew chief Gib Cameron gets a crash course in life's little surprises when he sees his first love, Cassie Wheeler. Just what--or who--has she been keeping under wraps?
HAVE A BEACHY LITTLE CHRISTMAS by Liz Allison and Wendy EtheringtonAn island romance between Tiffany McMillan, the boss's daughter, and Jesse Harwood, a NASCAR team engineer, is strictly forbidden, but can they keep the passion at bay during a company holiday getaway?WINNING THE RACE by Brenda JacksonNASCAR driver Miles Gregory roars back into town just for a Christmas wedding--until a reunion with his high school sweetheart gives him a reason to stay...ALL THEY WANT FOR CHRISTMAS by Marisa CarrollSanta, if you're listening, all NASCAR driver Trace Collier's daughter and single mom Carrie Ferrell's son want for Christmas is a family. 'Tis the season for mischief and matchmaking!A FAMILY FOR CHRISTMAS by Jean BrashearNASCAR crew chief Gib Cameron gets a crash course in life's little surprises when he sees his first love, Cassie Wheeler.Just what--or who--has she been keeping under wraps?
She Has Only One Weaknes. . . Isabel Turner knows how perilous the professional racing world can be--on and off the track. As a PR executive representing NASCAR's top drivers, she spent years proving her worth. Now, as she's about to take over her uncle's high-powered position at the firm, Isabel stands to lose her reputation, job and her uncle's respect--just to have racer Cade Garrison in her bed once more. There's no denying the combustible yet forbidden attraction between the two. Cade is more than tempted, but the last thing the bad boy of the Garrison family racing team needs is another scandal jeopardizing his career. Are they foolish enough to risk it all?
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All Roxanne Lewis wants is a normal life with her perfectly ordinary, perfectly sexy fiancé, Gage Dabon. With her family full of cops, she has no desire for a husband who risks his neck every day. But when she discovers Gage is a Secret Service agent and not the subdued, buttoned-down banker she fell in love with, she's furious- and determined to show him that two can play at that game....Donning a sexpot disguise of her own, Roxanne confronts Gage on the job but unwittingly becomes involved in his major counterfeit sting operation. Now she has to play Gage's hot-to-trot lover-or risk blowing his cover. Although it isn't long before she sees the benefits of all the undercover work!
As manager of her family's champion team, Rachel Garrison learned the woes of mixing business with pleasure the hard way. And no way is she going to get involved with NASCAR sponsor Parker Huntington, the guy who almost ruined her brother's career! But that doesn't mean she can deny her instant and unwanted attraction to his considerable charms. . . . Parker is used to getting exactly what he wants--and when Rachel needs his help finding out who's embezzling from her family, their sleuthing soon leads to stolen kisses. However, neither knows how to trust in love. . . or whether they even want to take that risk. And Parker isn't about to let down his guard until he sweet-talks Rachel into surrendering her heart!
With the help of her friends, caterer Shelby Dixon is taking justice into her own hands-she's going after the sleazebag who swindled her parents out of their life savings. It's a little vigilante, but hey...no one's perfect. That is, except the sleazebag's half brother.Millionaire businessman Trevor Banfield is perfect. Perfect looks, perfect everything. And Shelby can't help herself from...well, helping herself. But mixing a sexy fling with revenge seems to be a recipe for disaster. Now she's torn between her taste for Trevor...and her thirst for righting wrongs!
It's not police lieutenant Wes Kimball's imagination. Cara Hughes, the big-city arson investigator from Atlanta, is hot, hot, hot. She's slender, curvy-and rumored to sleep with a six-inch switchblade under her pillow-and Wes is forced to fight his four-alarm desire from the first moment they meet. Cara seems just as intrigued.... But business is business, and she'll lose control with Wes in bed before she'll give ground in their investigation.Equally passionate about their work, Wes and Cara know their white-hot affair must fizzle eventually. Still, a temporary fling has its merits. And where's the harm when it means both of them get exactly what they want-or do they?
Suiteheart of a Deal by Sandra Kelly Grab a cup and sit a spellRainey Miller's dream has just turned into a nightmare! Instead of inheriting the Honeymoon Haven, she's co-owner with Beck Mahoney-town masseur and local heartthrob. But even this hotel manager extraordinaire can't say no to Beck when he proposes they marry to cash in on his trust fund that'll save the inn. After which, it'll be strictly business between Beck and Rainey...well, okay, maybe not!My Place or Yours? by Wendy Etherington She's a fixer-upperRebecca Parsons is finally ditching her kooky hometown and heading to New York to find herself, but first she has to sell her eccentric Victorian house. But who'd want to buy that money pit? For some unfathomable reason, gorgeous Alex Carlisle would! Now, if only Rebecca can hide the repair nightmares that begin to plague the house-and resist Alex's devastating charm-she just might be able to close the deal...
When nerdy Andrea Palmer discovers her high school crush is back in town as sheriff, she only has one thing on her mind--a steamy night of sizzling sex. Sure, he may have turned her down in high school, but she's got a fantasy to fulfill and Tyler Landry's the only officer For The job. Tyler can't believe how much Andrea has changed. Sexy, sultry and passionate, he can't get her out of his head. Too bad he doesn't deserve her. The town may think he's a hero, but he's got a secret that could destroy everything. . . .
For the past six months, writer Calla Tucker has had it bad for über-hot and intense detective Devin Antonio. And those smoldering green eyes? Amazing! But he's always been hands-off-until now.When Devin is suspended for a crime he didn't commit, Calla finally sees an opportunity to help out a friend...and finally find a way into her hottie detective's bed!But Devin doesn't accept help-especially from the stunning blonde he's always wanted and never allowed himself to touch. But when the plot against Devin thickens, there's only one person he can turn to. And this time, she's not taking no for an answer....
That weekend in Vegas with Gideon Nash is one of Jacinda Barrett's steamiest memories. Too bad it's also the one she most wants kept secret. After all, working as an exotic dancer to fund college doesn't exactly fit with her current upscale lifestyle. So when Gideon reappears like a sexy ghost from her past, can she refuse his promise of an even better time? The temptation is simply too much for Jacinda to resist. But as their fling revisited evolves into something that looks like commitment, she discovers Gideon has a dirty little secret of his own. And it's one that could make their weekend in Vegas seem like family entertainment.
When a highway accident destroyed his dreams of defending his championship title, NASCAR driver Bryan "Steel" Garrison had to give up racing. Now he is president of Garrison Racing, and winning is still everything. He doesn't have time for the physical therapist his concerned family is foisting on him. Darcy Butler is too beautiful, too much a reminder of what he lost--and won't let himself have. Darcy Butler grew up in the NASCAR world, so she knows the famed Bryan Garrison won't readily admit to needing her help. That's fine with her--as a widow, she isn't ready to get too close to another man. Until she helps Bryan realize that the only way to win it all is to heal his body. . . and his heart.