Growing up in Valentine, Texas, can make anyone believe in happily ever after. But newly declared recovering romantic Rachael Henderson has decided that love stinks. After having not one but two grooms ditch her at the altar, she announces her disenchantment in an uncharacteristic act of rebellion. She feels liberated...until she's arrested by Sheriff Brody Carlton. Once upon a time, being hauled against the taut, rippling body of her first crush would have had Rachael planning the wedding of the year. Now it spurs her to created Romanceaholics Anonymous, a twelve-step program for love addicts. Soon all of Valentine is divided as die-hard romantics clash with antilove cynics. But when Rachael starts fantasizing about a lust-filled affair with Brody, she goes against everything the program stands for. Should she protect her fragile heart...or find a way to have her wedding cake and eat it too?
It's cold outside, but these guys are roaring hot...Christmas Kisses by Lori WildeSanta's been arrested for arson? Defense attorney Alana O'Hara won't let holiday-hating sergeant Noah Briscoe ruin Christmas. She'll save Santa and find Noah's Christmas spirit...even if it means more than just kisses under the mistletoe!Baring It All by Kathleen O'ReillyAfter being rescued from a fire by paramedic Eric Marshall, Chloe Skidmore has amnesia. She's forgotten her past, her hurt-and Eric. But as the spark between them reignites, there's still a teeny problem...Chloe's wedding ring!A Hot December Night by Candace HavensAssistant Fire Chief Jason Turner wasn't expecting to have his head turned by party planner Kristen Lovejoy. Especially at Christmas. But when chemistry takes over, things get out of control...and this is one blaze Jason won't be able to put out!
Can two broken hearts become one? Attorney Jillian Samuels doesn't believe in true love and never, ever wished for happily ever after. But when a searing betrayal leaves her jobless and heartbroken, a newly inherited cottage in Salvation, Colorado, seems to offer a fresh start. What she finds when she arrives shocks her: the most gorgeous and infuriating man she's ever met is living in her home! Tuck Manning was a gifted architect who left a skyrocketing career to care for his dying wife. But the life he's made for himself in this quiet town is turned upside down when Jillian appears on his doorstep. Tuck won't go without a fight, and the two resolve to live as roommates until they can untangle who owns the cottage. Yet as Tuck and Jillian's days--and nights--heat up, they realize more than propery rights are at stake...and that sometimes, salvation comes when you least expect it.
BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTYWhen NYPD detective Sam Mason discovers his beloved angel just might be an outlaw, it puts him at a crossroads. Going undercover to catch the culprit in a rash of burglaries among Manhattan's elite means he's investigating Cass Richards and coming face-to-face with the seductive powers of The White Star. The charmed amulet has been stolen, but is it a part of his case or not? Will Sam find the buried clues in time to solve the real puzzle and save Cass? Or will he arrest her? Even though his gut insists she's innocent, his heart isn't so sure. . . .
When four irresistibly sexy, marriage-minded bachelors advertise for wives, they get a lot more than they bargained for. . . as a shy wallflower is transformed by a "magic" totem into a femme fatale, a prim heiress with amnesia believes she's an exotic dancer, a jaded sex columnist finds out what she's been missing, and a gorgeous masked mystery woman turns out to be one bachelor's nemesis-next-door. Romance has come to town and Bear Creek, Alaska will never be quite the same! Join the sexy fun with this deliciously captivating series byNew York Timesbestselling author Lori Wilde. Bundle includesSexy, Single and Searching; Eager, Eligible and Alaskan; A Touch of Silk;andA Thrill to Remember.
New York Times bestselling author Lori Wilde welcomes you to Stardust, Texas . . . where dreams come true and love is always right around the cornerWanted: ghostwriter. Must be female, a baseball fan, and have a great pair of legs.Ex-pitcher Rowdy Blanton never saw a woman he couldn't conquer or a team he couldn't beat. And now that he's off the field he's ready to tell all about when he played the field. So he chooses Breeanne Carlyle to do the job--she's got the requirements, but more important, there's something about her that makes him want to be a better man.Convinced there's more to Rowdy than a good fastball, a wicked smile, and a tight pair of pants, Breeanne can't help but be tempted. After all, it's boring always being the good girl, and Rowdy dares her to be just a little bad. The stakes are high, but win or lose, this time Breeanne's breaking all the rules playing the game of love.
Subject: Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander Scott Everly.Current Status: On vacation. Mostly. Mission: Keeping a sexy, smart-mouthed biologist out of trouble.Obstacle: Keeping himself out of trouble...and out of her bed!Semper Paratus. Always Prepared. It's the Coast Guard motto. But Lieutenant Commander Scott Everly sure wasn't prepared for the sight of red-hot marine biologist Jackie Birchard in her red-hot bikini. She's wading in dangerous waters, and even if he's off duty, Scott isn't about to let this sassy little mermaid out of his sight....With a major research project on the line, and a chance to prove herself, Jackie isn't interested in anything resembling a romantic complication. Then again, isn't raw, lusty sex-especially with a tasty specimen such as Scott-a basic human necessity?After all, the U.S. Coast Guard is always prepared...and ready for action, too!
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 second sexy, contemporary romantic comedy from the author of "License to Thrill." When Maddie Cooper's thrill-seeking twin sister disappears, Maddie charges furiously into FBI agent David Marshall's art-and-forgery investigation and later falls into his arms. Original.
It's Christmas in Twilight, Texas. The Cookie Club is baking, the town is decorated, and Delta Force Operator "Hutch" Hutchinson has finally, reluctantly, returned home . . .. . . only to get pepper sprayed by the delicious- looking stranger who's taken over his house. She says her name is Jane, and she immediately sets down ground rules. Top priority: no touching. For Hutch that isn't easy--he was wounded in action, but one part is still working very well.Then Hutch learns the truth. Jane harbors a frightening secret--she's really Meredith Sommers, on the run from a dangerous ex-husband and desperately in need of the safety Hutch can provide. In that moment, he vows he'd do anything in his power to protect her. And as Christmas approaches, they discover that their love can conquer the past and overcome any obstacle--but what price will they pay?
Come join a meeting of the First Love Cookie Club! "On Christmas Eve, if you sleep with kismet cookies under your pillow and dream of your own true love, he will be your destiny." Carrie MacGregor doesn't believe this-not one bit. She might be a "paid up" member of the Cookie Club and the local Sweethearts Knitting Club, but she's not about to give in to the forced ho-ho-ho of the season. And why? Mark Leland. When he left town he broke Carrie's heart. Now, the local-guy-made good is back, hosting the reality show "Fact or Fantasy." Fact: Mark broke her heart. Fantasy: her friends think they'll be getting back together. But could the magic of a Twilight, Texas Christmas make Carrie's secret dreams come true? And don't miss The Christmas Cookie Chronicles: Raylene available November 29thfrom Avon Impulse!
Come join a meeting of the First Love Cookie Club! "On Christmas Eve, if you sleep with kismet cookies under your pillow and dream of your own true love, he will be your destiny." Everyone in Twilight, TX knows that Christine Noble can mix up the most delectable concoctions and turn them into amazing Christmas cookies. And the whole town also knows she can't seem to find the ingredients for finding true love. Then through the doors of her shops strides Eli Borden-the man she still thinks of as "the best kisser ever." To her surprise, Eli asks her on a date...and to her greater surprise she accepts. Maybe it's the mistletoe, or the season, or even the cookies...but suddenly something magical happens. But the dreams that Christine thought she'd given up on are suddenly coming true-and it all begins with another kiss Eli.
Originally appeared in the print anthology The Christmas Cookie Collection.New York Times bestselling author Lori Wilde returns to Twilight, Texas, for another delightful holiday love story.There's a legend in Twilight, Texas. It says that if on Christmas you sleep with kismet cookies under your pillow and dream of your one true love, he will be your destiny ...It's Christmas Eve, and Flynn and Jesse Calloway are thrilled to be expecting a new baby. Jesse believes he's put his dark history behind him ... until his past resurfaces, pulling him from Flynn's side, leaving her alone and vulnerable. Then Flynn's car hits a patch of ice, and Jesse must move earth--and heaven--to save her and their unborn child.
Come join a meeting of the First Love Cookie Club! "On Christmas Eve, if you sleep with kismet cookies under your pillow and dream of your own true love, he will be your destiny." It's Christmas time at the Horny Toad Tavern, located in the heart of Twilight, TX. Elvis is on the jukebox, the lights twinkle outside...and inside, Raylene Pringle is wondering if it's going to be another "Blue Christmas" without her true love, Earl. But things are about to change-because 'tis the season for unexpected romance and a surprise mother/daughter reunion...reminding Raylene that you should never disbelieve the legend of the kismet cookies! And don't miss The Christmas Cookie Chronicles: Christine available December 13th, from Avon Impulse and The Christmas Cookie Chronicles: Carrie on sale now.
The New York Times Bestselling Author of The First Love Cookie Club returns to Twilight, Texas,with one brand-new story and three stories never before in print!There's a legend in Twilight, Texas. It says that if on Christmas you sleep with kismet cookies under your pillow and dream of your one true love, he will be your destiny.Carrie, Raylene, Christine, and Flynn are all members of the Christmas Cookie Club. Each has a story to tell, and each discovers the miracles of the season and the power of love.Carrie: Reconnects with her high school sweetheart . . .the only man she's ever loved. Raylene: Discovers that the daughter she gave away at birth is living right in Twilight . . .Christine: Has given up on love . . . until the man ofher dreams walks through her shop door.Grace: It's Christmas Eve and Flynn and Jesse Calloway are thrilled to be expecting a new baby. Then Flynn's car hits a patchof ice, and Jesse must move earth . . . and heaven . . .to save her and their unborn child.
When he picks up a pretty hitchhiker, cowboy Brady Talmadge finds himself saddled with the infuriating Princess Annabella of Monesta who is on the run from an arranged marriage.
It's Christmastime in Jubilee, Texas, but Lissette Moncrief is having a hard time celebrating ... especially after she accidentally smashes her car into Rafferty Jones's pick-up truck. Yes, he's a whole lot of handsome-from the tips of his boots to the top of his Stetson. But he's no Christmas present. Lissy's not about to let herself get whisked away by his charming ways and words ... only to watch him drive away in the end. But what Lissy doesn't know is Rafferty's in town just to meet her-and to give her a share in a windfall that doesn't rightly belong to him. At first, he just wants to do his good deed and get out. But one look at this green-eyed beauty has him deciding to turn this into a Christmas to remember ... making promises he's determined to keep-whether she believes in them or not
Ex-champion bull rider-turned-cutting-horse cowboy Joe Daniels isn't quite sure how he ended up sleeping in a horse trough wearing nothing but his Stetson and cowboy boots. But now he's wide-awake, and a citified woman is glaring down at him. His goal? Get rid of her ASAP. The obstacle? Fighting the attraction he feels toward the blond-haired filly with the big, vulnerable eyes. When out-of-work wedding planner Mariah Callahan learns that her estranged father has left her a rundown ranch in Jubilee, she has no choice but to accept it. Her goal? Redeem her career by planning local weddings. The obstacle? One emotionally wounded, hard-living cowboy who stirs her guilt, her heartstrings, and her long-burned cowgirl roots . . .
Stranded! Billionaire Gibb Martin loves risk almost as much as he loves a well-made suit. But when his business partner and longtime friend suddenly bails on a major venture to get married...well, that's one risk Gibb isn't willing to take. Now he just needs to charter a plane to Florida so he can stop the wedding-fast!Normally, bombshell pilot Sophia Cruz would have told Slick City Boy exactly where to go. Unfortunately, she really needs cash-even if it does come from an overprivileged guy with a very fine backside. But then disaster strikes midair, and Sophia is forced to crash-land the plane....Now they're alone on a stunning deserted island-and surrounded by temptation. And this is one collision they won't be able to walk away from!
Confidential Rejuvenations. . . hot bodies are our specialty!Our private medical facility is a lush oasis of tranquillity, catering to affluent patients who require complete discretion. Our latest staff addition is Dr. Dante Nash, an extraordinary specimen of hotness. . . er, professionalism. In fact, nurse Elle Kingston can't seem to keep her eyes--and her lusty thoughts--off him! But Dante is more than a sexy-pants practitioner who makes Elle weak in the knees--and in other parts. He's also undercover for the FBI. There have been some illicit goings-on here at Confidential Rejuvenations. Dangerous ones. And it isn't just Elle and Dante's sizzling affair that's about to blaze out of control. . .
Love reveals all. . . ;It's been ten years since Morgan Shaw said, I do to Adam, her Wall Street banker husband. But rather than days of champagne and flowers, the decade has buried their passion. Now they have a mutual plan for seduction, each wanting to bring the sex back into their sex life. . . ;in daring, explosive ways. Also daring is Morgan's latest obsession with the mysterious locked White Star box. Adam is convinced Morgan's fixation isn't healthy. Especially now that she's risking her life to unearth its secrets. But can Adam reach Morgan in time to convince her of their love before she walks willingly into a killer's twisted web? Perhaps what they discover holds more magic than they realize?
Sexy, Single and SearchingDevil in a blue dress. . . Thanks to her conniving great-aunts, shy Cammie Jo Lockhart has won a trip to Alaska to meet the bachelor of her dreams. Only problem--she doesn't think she's adventurous enough to tame the local "wildlife. " Until she receives a special charm and becomes glamour gal Camryn Josephine--a femme fatale who is more than ready to show local playboy pilot Mack McCaulley that he's met his match!Eager, Eligible and AlaskanDid you say hot sex?Thanks to a shipboard hypnotist, those very words transform prim-and-proper heiress Sarah Stanhope into Sexy Sadie the stripper. Easygoing Jake Gerard has no idea what he's walked into when he rescues a boa-clad woman from a man dressed as Pepe Le Pew. But as the feathers fly and passions ignite, this very eligible bachelor vows to show Sadie he wants more than just hot sex. . . but marriage, as well!
"On Christmas Eve, if you sleep with kismet cookies under your pillow and dream of your one true love, he will be your destiny." The townsfolk of Twilight, Texas, believe the legend, but not Sarah Collier-not since she was a pudgy teenager, running down the church aisle on Christmas Day in a jingle bell sweater and reindeer antlers, trying to stop Travis Walker from marrying someone else. She may be grown-up, slimmed-down, bestselling children's book author "Sadie Cool" now, but Sarah will never forget that day. And she'll never fall foolishly in love again! But when a letter from a sick fan brings Sarah back to Twilight, she's shocked to discover that Travis is the little girl's father-unattached and hotter than ever. His smile still makes her melt, but Sarah knows that ship has sailed. Travis, however, might have different ideas.
"On Christmas Eve, if you sleep with kismet cookies under your pillow and dream of your one true love, he will be your destiny."The townsfolk of Twilight, Texas, believe the legend, but not Sarah Collier--not since she was a pudgy teenager, running down the church aisle on Christmas Day in a jingle bell sweater and reindeer antlers, trying to stop Travis Walker from marrying someone else. She may be grown-up, slimmed-down, bestselling children's book author "Sadie Cool" now, but Sarah will never forget that day. And she'll never fall foolishly in love again!But when a letter from a sick fan brings Sarah back to Twilight, she's shocked to discover that Travis is the little girl's father--unattached and hotter than ever. His smile still makes her melt, but Sarah knows that ship has sailed. Travis, however, might have different ideas.
Summer Jacobs has just found the perfect man to entertain during her sister's bachelorette party: the sexy Masked Monsieur!