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In this stunning collection of novels, "America's favorite writer" (New Yorker) illuminates the dreams that lead us toward destiny- and the desires that rule over our hearts. Tonight and Always When a renowned anthropologist agreed to help a writer research his new novel, she wasn't prepared for the passion their collaboration would spark... A Matter of Choice An international smuggling ring traps a beautiful antiques dealer and a New York City cop in a web of danger and desire... Endings and Beginnings Two Washington television reporters try to protect their love from their own professional rivalry-and the hazards of their celebrity...
Taylor Reynolds, head of a large and profitable hotel chain, travels to his recent acquisition, the quaint Lake Side Inn in rural Vermont. There he meets the Inn's manager, B. J. Clark. Sparks fly as their differing ideas concerning the hotel's future emerge. Taylor wishes to turn the inn into a sleek hotel, while B. J. wishes to preserve its rustic nature. As the relationship develops, B. J. finds herself torn between her professional antagonism and her personal attraction for Taylor.
comes a classic tale of romance to warm your heart this holiday season. GABRIEL'S ANGEL. Pregnant, alone and on the run to protect her unborn child, Laura Malone found herself stranded on a snowy Colorado road, at the mercy of a stranger. Fortunately, Gabriel Bradley's only intention that fateful night was to provide her shelter. She was an angel with midnight blue eyes and a shock of blond hair, and GABRIEL might have thought she had come out of the snowy night to save him--if he were the kind of man to believe in such things. But ever since he had lost his beloved brother, he had lost hope. Now the only solace GABRIEL took was in his solitude. Together they weathered the storm, sharing their intimate secrets and soon powerful passion. By the time the roads had cleared, a promise had been made. For GABRIEL understood Laura needed protection if she hoped to keep custody of her child through the coming court battle. For her sake, he was prepared to offer marriage. But his motives weren't nearly so pure. Truthfully, this beautiful, vulnerable stranger had given him an invaluable gift. Life with Laura had given GABRIEL a reason for being--courage to hope, and the power to dream that he could have the future and the family he had once dreamed of.
New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts weaves scandal, celebrity secrets, and murder into an explosive novel of Hollywood almost too wicked not to be true: the story of a legendary actress who knows too much--and the woman she's chosen to reveal it all....Eve Benedict is the kind of subject who could make any biographer's career. Last of the movie goddesses, she has two Oscars, four ex-husbands, and a legion of lovers, both famous and infamous. Now she is ready to write a tell-all memoir that has even Hollywood's richest and most powerful worried.Julia Summers never dreamed of being chosen to tell Eve's story. But even if it means transplanting herself and her ten-year-old son from their quiet life in Connecticut to the withering limelight of Beverly Hills, it's an opportunity too great to pass up. But Julia never imagined how far someone would go to keep Eve Benedict's book from being published...until she discovers just how dark Eve's secrets are. And the one man Julia hopes she can trust--Eve's stepson, Paul Winthrop--may have the most to gain if his stepmother's story is never told...and if Julia's life ends before she can write a word of the truth.
3 of Roberts's previous books: Home for Christmas, All I Want For Christmas, and Gabriel's Angel. Includes 3 recipes (pancakes, cookies, bread pudding).
The first victim was found lying on a sidewalk in the rain. The second was murdered in her own apartment building. Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas had no problem finding connections between the two crimes. Both victims were beautiful and highly successful women. Their glamorous lives and loves were the talk of the city. And their intimate relations with men of great power and wealth provided Eve with a long list of suspects--including her own lover, Roarke. As a woman, Eve was compelled to trust the man who shared her bed. But as a cop, it was her job to follow every lead..to explore every secret passion, no matter how dark. Or how dangerous.
3 romance novels: Unfinished Business, Island of Flowers, and Mind Over Matter. 3 heroines find love as they reconnect with their families.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts cordially invites you to meet childhood friends Parker, Emma, Laurel, and Mac -- the founders of Vows, one of Connecticut's premier wedding planning companies. Parker Brown turned the quartet's childhood game of Wedding Day into their dream jobs. And now she's the face of Vows -- the one who meets every bride's demands; keeps every event on schedule; and brings Emma's romantic flowers, Laurel's delicious treats, and Mac's stunning photography together in one glorious package. She knows how to make dreams come true. . . Mechanic Malcolm Kavanaugh loves figuring out how things work, and Parker Brown -- with her mile-long legs -- is no exception. But as a good friend of Parker's brother, Mal knows that moving from minor flirtation to major hookup is a serious step. No man has rattled Parker in a long time, but the motorcycle-riding, raven-haired Mal seems to have a knack for it. His passionate kisses always catch her off guard, much like her growing feelings for him. Parker's business risks have always paid off, but now she'll have to take the chance of a lifetime with her heart. . .
Devin MacKade knew it was his destiny to serve and protect the small town of Antietam, Maryland. And he always suspected his future should have little Cassie Connor in it. After Cassie married the wrong man, Devin tried to convince himself there would be other women, other loves. Now, after Cassie' s divorce, Devin can finally follow his heart. But can Cassie follow hers?
Darcy Gallagher has always believed in the pull of fate, the magic of legend... and the importance of money. She longs to find a rich man who will sweep her away - into a world filled with glamour and adventure, and the exotic life that is her destiny. A wealthy businessman with Irish blood, Trevor Magee has come to Ardmore to build a theatre - and uncover the secrets hidden in his family's past. He thought he had given up on love long ago, but Darcy Gallagher tempts him like no woman ever has. She's gorgeous, intelligent, and she knows what she wants - and he's more than willing to give it to her. Darcy too can't deny her own feelings for the handsome American, though neither of them believes they have a real chance of finding lasting love without each other. Darcy knows what she wants from life, and she's not convinced that Trevor is the one. But the village of Ardmore has a way of weaving its magic over visitors and inhabitants, and the forces of destiny can only be resisted for so long...
These classic tales from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts prove that sometimes bending the rules is the only way to win. . . Rules of the Game Professional baseball player Parks Jones is insufferable, with an inflated ego Brooke Gordon is dying to pop. Unfortunately, he's also brilliant and her client's spokesman. Brooke knows she can handle Parks, as long as she keeps her intense attraction to herself. But Parks has other plans, and he's willing to break a few rules to convince Brooke that love isn't just a game to him. . . . The Heart's Victory He is the man she had once dreamed about, but never dared to love. But now that Cynthia "Foxy" Fox is back in town, she's forced to confront race car driver Lance Matthews and all the old feelings simmering between them. Just as in the world of auto racing, Foxy knows the stakes are high-but so is the prize. Because this time, the only true victory would be love.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts has enchanted millions of readers with her moving, intimate tales of friendships made and hearts lost, of legends, lovers and longing. Now, in the second book in her bewitching Three Sisters Island trilogy, she returns to the haunting shores of New England--and to the lives of three passionate, powerful women... Ripley Todd just wants to live a quiet, peaceful kind of life. Her job as a sheriff's deputy keeps her busy and happy, and she has no trouble finding men when she wants them--which, lately, isn't all that often. She's perfectly content, except for one thing: she has special powers that both frighten and confuse her--and though she tries hard to hide them, she can't get them under control... Distraction soon arrives in the handsome form of MacAllister Booke--a researcher who's come to investigate the rumors of witchcraft that haunt Three Sisters Island. Right from the start, he knows there's something extraordinary about Ripley Todd. It's not just her blazing green eyes and her sultry smile. There's something else. Something he can detect, but she'll never admit. Fascinated by her struggle with her amazing abilities, he becomes determined to help her accept who she is--and find the courage to open her heart. But before Ripley and Mac can dream of what lies in the future, they must confront the pain of the past. For Three Sisters shelters centuries of secrets--and a legacy of danger that plagues them still... .
Louisiana native Gwen Lacrosse returns home temporarily when she learns that her mother has taken in a boarder. Gwen believes this boarder, Luke Powers, to be her mother's lover, and is extremely disturbed when the attractive Mr. Powers makes a pass at her. Gwen is confused both by his advances and her response to them. She becomes obsessed with him, but refuses his attempts to seduce her.
In Hidden Riches, Nora Roberts unveils the intriguing world of antiques dealing, where a independent woman discovers the price of breathless desire--and the schemes of an obsessed killer. Dora Conroy has a passion for antiques--and any other rarities she can acquire for her quaint Philadelphia shop. A seasoned dealer, she knows all the tricks of the trade. But she is unprepared for the deadly consequences when she purchases a few curiosities at an auction--and unknowingly brings home a priceless cache that makes her the target of an international criminal. Entwined in a reckless chase, Dora turns to her new neighbor, Jed Skimmerhorn, a cop who's turned in his badge--and whose desire for lovely Dora puts him back in the line of fire. Fighting their attraction while falling in love, they find that hidden riches can have a most ordinary façade. And that possession can be a lethal obsession...
She couldn't remember a thing, not even who she was. But it was clear Bailey James was in trouble. Big trouble! And she desperately needed Cade Parris to help her live long enough to find out just what kind.The moment the coolheaded private eye laid eyes on the fragile beauty, she almost had him forgetting who he was. If Bailey was a criminal, Cade would eat his P.I. license. But what was she doing with a satchel full of cash and a diamond as big as a baby's fist? And how could he unravel this mystery if he kept tripping over his heart?
Police Lieutenant Phoebe MacNamara found her calling at an early age, when a violently unstable man broke into her family's home, trapping and terrorizing them for hours. Now she's Savannah's top hostage negotiator, who puts her life on the line every day to defuse powder-keg situations. Phoebe knows when to reach out and when to pull back - and when to jump in and take action, even if it means risking everything. It's satisfying work - and sometimes those skills come in handy at home when Phoebe deals with her agoraphobic mother, still traumatized by the break-in after all these years, and her precocious seven-year-old daughter, Carly. It's exactly that heady combination of steely courage and sensitivity that first attracts Duncan Swift to Phoebe. After watching her talk one of his employees off a roof ledge, he is committed to keeping this intriguing, take-charge woman in his life. Phoebe's used to working solo, but she's finding that no amount of negotiation can keep Duncan at arm's length. When she's grabbed by a man who throws a hood over her head and brutally assaults her - in her own precinct house - Phoebe can't help being deeply shaken. And when threatening messages appear on her doorstep, she's not just alarmed but frustrated. How do you go face-to-face with an opponent who refuses to look you in the eye? Now, with Duncan backing her up every step of the way, she must establish contact with the faceless tormentor who is determined to make her a hostage to fear - before she becomes the final showdown.
In the second novel of the Dream Trilogy, Nora Roberts continues the story of three women who shared a home and a childhood--but grew to fulfill their own unique destinies... Surrounded by the sweeping cliffs and beauty of Big Sur, Kate Powell treasured her life at Templeton House. . . and the family who raised her like one of their own. Although Kate lacked Margo's beauty and Laura's elegance, she knew she had something they would never possess--a shrewd head for business. Driven by ambition, Kate measured her life's success with each soaring promotion. But now faced with professional impropriety, Kate is forced to look deep within herself--only to find something missing in her life. . . and in her heart. .
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts come two heartwarming Christmas stories of love and holiday magic. AVAILABLE DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME In Home for Christmas, prizewinning reporter Jason Law returns home to win back the woman who slipped through his fingers. And in All I Want for Christmas, Mac Taylor finds out the lengths to which his mischievous twin boys will go to find him the Christmas gift of new love. Holiday Wishes includes a preview of J.D. Robb's Calculated in Death.
For Fox, Caleb, Gage and the other residents of Hawkins Hollow, the number seven portends doom--ever since, as boys, they freed a demon trapped for centuries when their blood spilled upon The Pagan Stone. . . Their innocent bonding ritual led to seven days of madness, every seven years. And now, as the dreaded seventh month looms before them, the men can feel the storm brewing. Already they are plagued by visions of death and destruction. But this year, they are better prepared, joined in their battle by three women who have come to The Hollow. Layla, Quinn, and Cybil are somehow connected to the demon, just as the men are connected to the force that trapped it. Since that day at The Pagan Stone, town lawyer Fox has been able to see into others' minds, a talent he shares with Layla. He must earn her trust, because their link will help fight the darkness that threatens to engulf the town. But Layla is having trouble coming to terms with her newfound ability--and this intimate connection to Fox. She knows that once she opens her mind, she'll have no defenses against the desire that threatens to consume them both. . . .
#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts captures the spirit of the holidays in this heartwarming novella.Prizewinning reporter Jason Law returns home to win back the woman who slipped through his fingers.Praise for Nora Roberts:"America's favorite writer."--The New Yorker"Roberts has a warm feel for her characters and an eye for the evocative detail."--Chicago TribuneNora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels. She is also the author of the bestselling In Death series written under the pen name J. D. Robb. There are more than 400 million copies of her books in print.
Where passion lives...The Maine air was bitter cold and frigid as Dr. Miranda Jones returned to the family home after a busy lecture tour. But her blood turned to ice when, out of nowhere, she felt a knife held against her throat. The unseen assailant stole her bags, slashed her tires . . . and disappeared. Shaken and bruised, Miranda was nonetheless determined to put the assault quickly out of her mind. Then comes a distraction in the form of a summons to Italy to verify the authenticity of a valuable Renaissance bronze of a Medici courtesan known as "The Dark Lady." However, instead of cementing Miranda's position as the leading expert in her field, the job unexpectedly nearly destroys it when her professional judgment is called into question. Emotionally estranged from her mother, her brother immersed in his own troubles-and a bottle-Miranda, desperate to restore her reputation, has no one to turn to . . . except Ryan Boldari, a seductive art thief whose own agenda forces them into a reluctant and uneasy alliance. Now, it has become frighteningly clear that the incident that day in Maine was not a simple mugging, and that "The Dark Lady" may possess as many secrets as its beautiful namesake once did. For Miranda, forced to rely on herself-and an enigmatic partner who offers her suspicion and an intoxicating passion-the only way home is filled with treachery, deception, and a danger that threatens them all.
With Honest Illusions, national bestselling author Nora Roberts unveils a world where passion and mystery entwine, where nothing is as it seems. The daughter of a world-renowned magician, Roxy Nouvelle has inherited her father's talents--and his penchant for jewel thievery. Into this colorful world comes Luke Callahan, an escape artist who captures her heart--and keeps secrets that could shatter all her illusions... .
The #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts weaves a spellbinding story of seduction and suspense, white-hot passion and cold-blooded murder in this first-ever hardcover edition of her classic novel. . . Hot Ice Rich, gorgeous Whitney MacAllister likes fast cars, vintage movies, and dangerous men. But even this jaded, high-living Manhattan socialite is taken by surprise when a stranger in black leather hijacks her Mercedes--just before the bullets start flying. International jewel thief Douglas Lord is used to living life on the run--part of the lure of his chosen profession is the thrill of the chase. But he has one iron-clad rule: he always works alone. Until now. Wounded and in desperate need of cash for what could be the glittering crown of his dazzling career, Doug reluctantly accepts the wealthy, well-connected Whitney as his new partner in crime. With the papers screaming headlines about the missing New York heiress, and a gang of cunning criminals in hot pursuit, Doug and Whitney take off for the sultry wilds of Madagascar in search of a fabulous treasure dating back to the French Revolution. For Whitney, what began as a high-speed adventure becomes a race between life and death as she tries to outmaneuver a pack of merciless killers who coolly eliminate anyone in their way. For Doug, who has been betrayed one time too many, it's a chance to capture the elusive pot of gold and perhaps one final shot at redemption. For both of them, it's an exotic quest for meaning--and a surrender to an irresistible passion worth any risk--as a deadly high-stakes game is played out to its terrifying conclusion, one that may have no winners or losers. Or survivors. With Hot Ice Nora Roberts reveals once again why she is the reigning master of sensually charged intrigue and high-voltage suspense. From the Hardcover edition.
Laine Tavish surrounds herself with antiques in her store. As for her own past, she'd rather avoid it. And when that doesn't work, she has to rely on an enigmatic stranger to figure out who is chasing her and why. The answer lies in a hidden fortune that will change her life forever... "The queen of romantic suspense. " -- The Columbus Dispatch Don't want the story to end?Look for Big Jack by #1 New York Times bestselling author J. D. Robb and continue the adventure.
The summer of 2059 is drawing to a sweaty close when a killer makes his debut with the slashing and mutilation of a prostitute. He leaves behind a note addressed to Lieutenant Eve Dallas, commending her work and inviting her to participate in his game...and signs it "Jack." Now Eve is on the trail of a serial killer who knows as much about the history of murder as she does, and he's paying homage to some of history's most vicious, and infamous, killers, beginning with Jack the Ripper. But who will he choose to emulate next? And will Eve be able to stop him before he decides to finish the game by coming after her?
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