Get out the mistletoe! Twelve days of Christmas. . . twelve stories filled with the magic of holiday romance. . . perfect reading for a snowy winter's day. Bundle includes Faith, Hope and Love, The Christmas Bride, Christmas Passions, A Seasonal Secret, Return of the Light, Star Light, Star Bright, Naughty or Nice?, Christmas Fantasy, A Christmas Marriage Ultimatum, A Prince for Christmas, The Millionaire's Christmas Wish and Merry Christmas, Baby
Anne Stuart's Out-of-Print Gems is a special collection of some of Anne's personal favorites from her long career. She has added comments to share why each book was, and still is, important to her. In her own words: These are some of my favorite books -over the top, with a dollop of humor, a streak of darkness, quirky heroines, devastating heroes, and the really satisfying happy ending you can only find in a series romance. Enjoy! Bundle includes Night of the Phantom, One More Valentine, Cinderman, The Soldier and the Baby, and Wild Thing.
Living paycheck to paycheck in Paris, American book translator Chloe Underwood would give anything for some excitement and passion-even a little danger. So when she's offered a lucrative weekend gig translating at a business conference in a remote château, she jumps at the chance to shake things up.Then by chance Chloe discovers her employers are anything but the entrepreneurs they appear, and suddenly she knows far too much. Her clients are illegal arms dealers, and one of them is ordered to kill her. But instead, Bastien Toussaint drags Chloe away, and the next thing she knows she's on the run with the most terrifying and seductive man she's ever met. What were his motives-and would she live long enough to find out?
A spy should know better, but this spy gets stuck on a blind-date assignment with the ex-partner who broke her heart. A lot of making up can get done between scaling rooftops and dodging bullets.
Tanner was a loner--his father had made sure of that. Fifteen years ago, his father's actions had shattered the small town of Morey's Falls, Montana. And now Tanner had come home to face his demons--and Ellie Lundquist. She'd been only a girl when he'd left. Now, Ellie was the town's favored daughter. When Tanner looked into her eyes, he saw a soul that asked for an answer, and a spirit that called to his. All that stood in the way was their history, and a town determined to see him leave.
"You don't scare me, Mr Damien." "Just Damien," he told her, straightening.
Ruined beyond repair and shunned by London society, lovely Miranda Rohan rebelliously embraces the freedom that comes from having nothing left to lose. However, this dangerous course throws her under the power of the darkly enigmatic Lucien de Malheur- known to many as the Scorpion. Seeking to destroy the Rohans, Lucien traps Miranda in a marriage she thinks is based on friendship but instead is rooted in vengeance. Yet even when she realizes the truth, their enmity fuels a shocking passion- and perhaps even more. Such a man might drive anyone to murder...
There's a reason three women are drawn to Burning Bright, a small candle shop tucked away in snowy Crescent Cove, Vermont...Return of the Light by Maggie ShayneDori Stewart's six-figure Manhattan job has vanished, and her lover and friends have vanished with it. She's scraping by as a waitress and awaiting the day she can return to New York in triumph. Maybe a ritual on the winter solstice can renew her wavering faith. What she needs is just the right candle...and Jason Farrar, an old boyfriend, by her side.Star Light, Star Bright by Anne StuartAngela McKenna is back in Crescent Cove after a painful divorce. As if that isn't enough, she discovers that her secret teenage crush is also back in town, hiding from the world. Her Christmas could use brightening up. Maybe if she bought a special candle...maybe if Brody Jackson was with her...One for Each Night by Judith ArnoldAlana Ross needs a candle, too, one to fit her late grandmother's antique menorah. Not just any candle will do. For Alana's first Hanukkah open house in Crescent Cove, everything has to be perfect. Maybe that'll make her feel more at home in her new town. It can't hurt. So far she's managed to alienate Jeffrey Barrett, the only man to show any interest in her, by accusing his uncle-in print-of a crime.
Cathy Whiteheart was a battered woman on the run when she met Sinclair MacDonald. She had been trying to forget the past, to swear off men, and to avoid the kind of hurt that remains after the physical scars are gone. On a pleasure trip to the Caribbean, Sinclair turned Cathy's pain into an ache, a longing for the kind of real love she had always dreamed of. Sin MacDonald could never reveal the true reason for his interest in Cathy--he could only hope that his feelings for her would not get in the way of the secret he could never share!
This Christmas, holiday getaway has an entirely new meaning. . . Take Eloise. First she's kidnapped by Santa, and now she's camping out in an abandoned lighthouse with the most infuriatingly intoxicating cop she's ever met. Is she sleeping with the enemy. . . or the man destined to make her Mrs. Claus? Meanwhile Jean is abducted to a remote ranch, stuck teaching a handsome Texas Ranger how to enjoy a little sensual Christmas cheer. And Molly? Her nuptials are shot up and her fianceacute;'s a no-show, but when she arrives at a supposedly private Australian hideaway to recoup, she's not alone. . . and the heat is enough to melt the mere memory of a white Christmas. Three women, connected by friendship and fate, are taking cover. . . with men sexy enough to unwrap!
The job was supposed to be dead easy-hand-deliver some legal papers to billionaire philanthropist Harry Van Dorn's extravagant yacht, get his signature and be done. But Manhattan lawyer Genevieve Spenser soon realizes she's in the wrong place at the wrong time, and that the publicly benevolent playboy has a sick, vicious side. As he tries to make her his plaything for the evening, eager to use and abuse her until he discards her with the rest of his victims, Genevieve must keep her wits if she intends to survive the night.But there's someone else on the ship who knows the true depths of Van Dorn's evil. Peter Jensen is far more than the unassuming personal assistant he pretends to be-he's a secret operative who will stop at nothing to ensure Harry's deadly Rule of Seven terror campaign dies with him. But Genevieve's presence has thrown a wrench into his plans, and now he must decide whether to risk his mission to keep her alive, or allow her to become collateral damage....
MORE THAN MEN The man had secrets... Blindsided by a hurricane, Katie Flynn was seeking shelter from the storm--but all she found was a moody, broody recluse named O'Neal. Trapped with him in his house on a windswept cliff overlooking the wildly tossed sea, Katie tried to fight the feelings O'Neal awakened in her--both of sensuality and fear. She began to suspect that something haunted the tall, gray-eyed man's domain, something more than the wicked servants or family ghosts...something strange that only O'Neal himself could reveal.
There's the date from hell-the guy in a bad suit and toupee-and the hot date from hell.These men are waaay too tempting. One wicked, sexy grin and, well-who can resist! Certainly not these three women....A spy should know better, but this spy gets stuck on a blind-date assignment with the ex-partner who broke her heart. A lot of making up can get done between scaling rooftops and dodging bullets.A hostess discovers what it's like to really crash and burn on her first date with the undercover cop who's been casing her restaurant....And if that isn't hot enough, what about a date from hell...literally. Satan at his seductive best! It's getting hot in here....
Christian Montcalm was a practical man, if a destitute scoundrel, but his plan to bed and wed the delectable Miss Hetty Chipple would take care of that sticky wicket. However, there was a most intriguing obstacle to his success.Annelise Kempton desired nothing more than to come between this despicable rogue and the fortune (and virtue) of her young charge. Certainly, Annelise understood the desperation that comes from hard times, but Montcalm would fail-she would personally see to it. All that stands in her way is a man whose rakish charm could tempt a saint to sin, or consign a confirmed spinster to sleepless nights of longing...to give the devil his due.
Abby has just arrived in Summerville, Ohio, with her placid Newfoundland, Bowser. She's reluctantly inherited her grandmother's coffee shop, but it's not long before she's brewing up trouble in the form of magical baked goods and steaming up her life with an exasperating college professor. And then there's Daisy, a web code writer, and her hyperactive Jack Russell, Bailey. Her tightly-wound world spins out of control when she discovers the chaos within and meets a mysterious dog trainer whose teaching style is definitely hands-on. Finally there's Shar, professor of ancient history at Summerville College, who wakes up one morning to find her neurotic dachshund, Wolfie, snarling at an implacable god sitting at her kitchen table, the first thing in her life she hasn't been able to footnote. What on earth is going on in this unearthly little town? It's up to Abby, Daisy, and Shar to find out before an ancient goddess takes over Southern Ohio, and they all end up in the apocalyptic doghouse...
TALK ABOUT LOST IN TRANSLATION...In the wake of a failed love affair, brainy beauty Jilly Lovitz takes off for Tokyo. She's expecting to cry on her sister Summer's shoulder, then spend a couple months blowing off steam in Japan. Instead, she's snatched away on the back of a motorcycle, narrowly avoiding a grisly execution attempt meant for her sister and brother-in-law.Her rescuer is Reno, the Committee's most unpredictable agent. They'd met once before and the attraction was odd-tattooed Yakuza punk meets leggy California egghead-but electric. Now Reno and Jilly are pawns in a deadly tangle of assassination attempts, kidnappings and prisoner swaps that could put their steamy partnership on ice.
Independent and headstrong, Elizabeth of Bredon wants only to become a nun, but her journey to the convent of St. Anne's threatens her choice. It's not the escort of holy friars who tempt her, but the man they are taking to do penance for his many sins. Elizabeth has heard whispers about Prince William's treatment of women-the king's only son is a man well schooled in deception, cruelty and murder-yet she cannot entirely resist his charms.But when the journey takes a treacherous turn, masks of deception fall and there is no safe place but in the wicked prince's arms. With treachery drawing near, they are soon racing against time, murderous revenge...and their own sinful desires.
Someone had invited Noah Grant to the family's home, but who? All Anne Kirkland knew was that the man looked like a tall Celtic Gypsy, with that dark skin, the blue, blue eyes and the wildly curling black hair--and he made her hot under the collar. . . and a few other places! His presence, brimming with masculine sex appeal, invaded her sense of security and peace. So who was he? And why was he intent on seducing her. . . before the weekend was through?
Museum curator Summer Hawthorne considered the exquisite ice-blue ceramic bowl given to her by her beloved Japanese nanny a treasure of sentimental value-until somebody tried to kill her for it.The priceless relic is about to ignite a global power struggle that must be stopped at all costs. It's a desperate situation, and international operative Takashi O'Brien has received his directive: everybody is expendable. Everybody. Especially the woman who is getting dangerously under his skin as the lethal game crosses the Pacific to the remote and beautiful mountains of Japan, where the truth can be as seductive as it is deadly....
The powerful head of the covert mercenary organization The Committee, Isobel Lambert is a sleek, sophisticated professional who comes into contact with some of the most dangerous people in the world. But beneath Isobel's cool exterior a ghost exists, haunting her with memories of another life...a life that ended long ago.But Isobel's past and present are about to collide when Serafin, mercenary, assassin and the most dangerous man in the world, makes a deal with The Committee. Seventeen years ago Isobel shot him and left him for dead. Now it looks as if he's tracked her down for revenge. But Isobel knows all too well that looks can be deceiving...and that's what she's counting on to keep her cover in this international masquerade of murder.
A year ago Jamie learned that her beloved cousin, Nate, had been killed. Beaten to death in what police suspect was a drug deal gone wrong, he was found by his childhood friend Dillon Gaynor. Dillon had always been the baddest of the bad boys, leading Nate astray, and Jamie knows he has the answers to her questions about Nate's death. He's not about to volunteer any information, and Jamie's only choice is to head to the Wisconsin town where he lives to find the answers for herself.Jamie shows up unannounced on Dillon's doorstep, only to find that Dillon is as dangerous and seductive as she remembers. But despite his silky hostility, she discovers she can't leave. Things start disappearing, strange accidents begin to happen and Jamie doesn't know whether Dillon is trying to seduce her or scare her away. And if she gives in to his predatory games, will she lose her soul? Or her life?But something else-something evil and threatening-is going on. And Dillon knows more than he's saying. Is he the one behind the strange threats...or is he Jamie's only chance for survival?
When Chicago gangster James Sheridan Rafferty died in the famed St. Valentine's Day massacre, he had no idea that Cupid's wicked angels would give him a second chance. . . more than 60 years later! All he had to do was fall madly in love within 48 hours. But could a real Chicago gangster with a good heart, but a big chip on his shoulder, truly fall in love?As far as Rafferty was concerned, lawyer Helen Emerson only complicated matters. Rafferty didn't have time to save a damsel in distress, even if she was easy on the eyes. No doubt Helen would make a fabulous lover, but she was no gun moll. Still, with time running out, she was Rafferty's only hope.
Gowns of WhiteNo man can resist a woman in white.Five days before Susan Abbott's wedding and she hadn't a thing to wear. That is until the too-darn-sexy and enigmatic Jake hand-delivered an heirloom wedding gown-and changed her prim-and-proper, well-planned life forever.... Now Susan had to come to terms with the fact that true love was anything but temperate and tidy-especially with a man as raw and right as Jake.
House of ShadowsThe house on Sunset Boulevard has witnessed everything: from the infamous murder-suicide of a '50s starlet and her lover, to the drug-fueled commune in the '60s, to the anguish of its present owner, Jilly Meyer, who is struggling to preserve the house and what's left of her wounded family.Man of ShadowsColtrane is a liar, a con man and a threat to everything Jilly holds dear. He is also her hated father's right-hand man, a gorgeous, loathsome snake who doesn't care whom he uses to get what he wants. And he's made it clear he wants Jilly. But the question is, what does he want her for?Shadows at SunsetSomehow Jilly has to stop Coltrane from destroying everything she cherishes. Including her own vulnerable heart. And the only way to do that is to uncover what Coltrane is really up to, and that could mean upsetting the explosive secrets of the past.
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