Meet Ry Evans, consummate bachelor and best friend of Travis Whelan. His job is to watch over Trav's sister and keep her out of trouble. But just one incredible kiss is about to land this cowboy in hot water!
Lee Savage thundered into Montana to claim what was his-- Shiloh Ranch and a virgin bride. As a young man he' d watched Ellie Shiloh come into this world, and now Lee' s promise to protect the naive young beauty bound them forever. Ellie' s feelings for him glittered in her sensuous, admiring eyes, but for Lee, matrimony did not mean love. Still, their marriage bed was not off-limits, for Ellie was eager for her first taste of ecstasy. Despite their perfect harmony in the bedroom, this bridegroom would never confess to needing his wife! The stirring in his soul, that tornado of emotion, was merely duty-- or could it be love?
A WIFE IN THE BEDROOM Mail-order bride Mackenzie Kincaid had prepared herself for a loveless marriage to loner Abel Greene. But now her would-be groom wanted out of their deal. Mackenzie was out of options: if she wanted to stay wedded she had to seduce her reluctant husband! A PLACE IN HIS HEART Abel Greene's past made him reluctant to be Mackenzie's husband. But now that his new wife had made her bed, he'd make sure she slept in it. Yet Abel's secrets were about to be exposed, and once he'd opened his heart to Mackenzie, Abel wasn't sure he'd be able to let her go.
WILLING GROOM? Colin Slater arrived in Crimson Falls wearing a stylish suit and carrying a Wall Street Journal, and quickly discovered that the only thing interesting in town was his new partner, Scarlett Morgan. Sharing the long, northern nights made his "vacation" worthwhile, although they'd agreed to only a temporary fling. RELUCTANT PARTNER Scarlett had hoped for a silent investor to save her business--not a sexy hands-on workaholic. Colin's passionate kisses and powerful embrace were simply too enticing to resist, yet no matter how much she wanted him to charm her out of her flannels, she never expected to mix business with pleasure!
NORTHERN LIGHTS BRIDES IT'S A BIRD! IT'S A PLANE! Only J.D. "Blue" Hazzard would crash his plane into a lake just to get Maggie Adams's attention. Her gawky high-school swain had grown into an irresistibly temping god, but Maggie had returned to Minnesota for some peace of mind--which J.D. seemed intent on shattering! IT'S A HUSBAND! J.D. couldn't believe his eyes. Maggie was even better-looking than she'd been in high school--and just as skittish. Back then she'd never given him a second thought, but now he was going to break through her defenses even if he had to strip them from her, layer by frilly layer... Northern Lights Brides: Three women who'll do anything to get their men!
THESE HEROES ARE 100 PERCENT RAW, DANGEROUS, AND . . . UNDENIABLY SEXY.New York Times bestselling authors Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dianna Love, and Cindy Gerard and rising romance star Laura Griffin mix seduction and suspense in three irresistible romantic adventures. From sultry international jungles to the rugged terrain of the American Southwest, join the larger-than-life, scorching-hot alpha heroes of the Bureau of American Defense, Black Ops, Inc., and the U.S. Navy SEALs for all the pulse-pounding, heart-racing, toe-curling excitement. They're cool under pressure, steamy under the sheets, and when the enemy strikes, there's not a lethal mission these gorgeous men can't handle. . . . Just Bad EnoughSherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna LoveLeave No TraceCindy GerardUnstoppableLlaura Griffin
Who or what are the Extraordinary Five?For fans of Heroes and The X-Files, delve into the mysteries of Family Secrets with books 1-4. This first collection contains Enemy Mind by Maggie Shayne, Pyramid of Lies by Anne Marie Winston, The Player by Evelyn Vaughn and The Bluewater Affair by Cindy Gerard.
In New York Times bestselling author Cindy Gerard's sizzling new novel, a ruthless international conspiracy is no match for the irresistible alpha heroes of Black Ops, Inc. A RACE FOR SURVIVAL... Bold, blonde Defense Intelligence officer B. J. Chase isn't exactly thrilled when she's summoned from personal leave to investigate an alarming national security breach -- until the suspicious death of a government official blows her covert mission sky-high. TURNS INTO A PULSE-POUNDING ADVENTURE... Gorgeous Black Ops bad boy Raphael Mendoza always feared his family's dark history would haunt him. But he never expected it might hold the key to dismantling a rogue weapons system. Now with cool B. J. Chase posing as his hot babe fiancée, he returns to his uncle in Colombia to convince him he can be trusted with the family's dirtiest business secrets. ...AND IGNITES A PASSIONATE FIRE. Carrying out a deception among ruthless killers brings Rafe and B.J. too close to ignore the smoldering heat between them. Now, they must work together as the closest of partners as the countdown to international catastrophe closes in....
Only Mark Remington could make her heart melt. But he wasn't the one she married. Now, widowed and pregnant, Lauren McKenzie was surprised to find him on her doorstep again seven years later. She didn't know why he'd come back--or why he was determined to stay... Helping his brother's widow get back on her feet was honorable. Yet Mark didn't know how much longer he could deny the feelings he had for this beautiful mother-to-be. All he wanted to do was pull Lauren to his heart and let her know they were destined for each other. Could he convince her that she would always be protected in his loving arms...?
"We can do this easy," she whispered close to his ear as he groaned in agony, "or it can go real hard on you." Well, of course he wasn't going to go easy. New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cindy Gerard plunges readers into the heart of a seductive contest of wills between a hard-living hero and a beautiful rogue operative who is on a mission to dig up the secrets of his past. Tension sizzles in this pulse-pounding first adventure in Gerard's action-packed new series as Eva Salinas lures Mike Brown from the sultry streets of Lima, Peru, to the desolate Idaho wilderness on the hunt for the cold-blooded traitor behind a fatal military operation that haunts them both.
A deadly mission.A thirst for revenge.One headstrong alpha hero and one daring woman will settle the score. LAST MAN STANDINGSpecial operative Joe Green has gone vigilante. His mission: avenge his Black Ops, Inc., brother's death during a bloody ambush years ago in Sierra Leone. He refuses to drag the BOI team or his lover, Stephanie Tompkins, into the hunt for the man responsible, so when he finds himself beaten, starving, and alone after being falsely imprisoned for the murder of a Freetown priest, he knows he's as good as dead. Joe meant to protect Stephanie when he walked out on their relationship, but he can't stop her now from executing his escape. Breaking him out of prison is the easy part. After Joe's explosive theory pans out and his cunning enemy emerges as the front runner for a high-level presidential appointment, he and Stephanie must race to derail the traitor's conspiracy if they are to save their loved ones, the nation, and each other.
A sexy, romantic suspense novella that links to New York Times bestselling author Cindy Gerard's Black Ops, Inc. series, featuring Carrie Granger from Risk No Secrets and Cavanaugh, a CIA agent from Whisper No Lies--originally published in the anthology Deadly Promises, now available as a standalone eNovella!On a humanitarian aid mission in Myanmar, Carrie is arrested and detained for a crime she didn't commit. The only one who can save her is Cavanaugh, in an off-the-books rescue that leads them through both tropical and urban jungles to escape.
When she saw the man who rescued her from a stalker ex-boyfriend, librarian Phoebe Richards couldn't believe her eyes. Only in books-and in her fantasies-had she seen a sexy-as-sin man like Daniel Barone. He was everything a hero should be-brave, gorgeous, wealthy. . . and totally out of her league. Daniel Barone, international thrill seeker, thought he'd seen it all. But nothing had prepared him For The rush of Phoebe's guileless smile. Nothing shocked him more than the unfamiliar desire to stay with her. For the first time, Daniel felt real fear: Would he survive an affair with the innocent, bespectacled librarian?
Billionaire Matt Walker was not a man who walked away from what he wanted. And what he wanted was the hand of Lady Helena Reichard. The darling of the paparazzi, Helena had recently been through hell and back-- emerging a changed and vulnerable woman. The tall, green-eyed Texan was experiencing an intense desire to protect her, to be her avenging angel, to make her his forever. But would his love be able to pierce the darkness of her wounded spirit and prevail?
THE LOYAL PROTECTORGregory Hunt had always been the best-whether he was handling the toughest legal cases in Texas or coming to the rescue of damsels in distress. Only, this particular damsel was one he had loved once before-the regal Princess Anna von Oberland, whose privileged position made her off-limits. Now she needed his help, and Gregory had to risk all to save her. Because under the watchful, yearning eyes of Anna's four-year-old son-whose handsome features strikingly resembled his own-this tried-and-true Texan sensed more urgency than ever!Five wealthy Texas bachelors-all members of the state's most exclusive club-set out on a mission to rescue a princess...and find true love.
Sons and Lovers "Groundbreaking! The Sons and Lovers series will enthrall you!" -bestselling author Suzanne Forster INDECENT PROPOSAL Lucas Caldwell knew Kelsey Gates was trouble! The loner cowboy sensed the big-city reporter had gotten wind of his lifelong secret, but the red-haired spitfire claimed she wanted only one thing: him. Lucas was sure she was lying, but he wasn't about to resist her tempting offer. AN OUTRAGEOUS AGREEMENT Kelsey knew trust didn't come easily to this rugged rancher, but she had come to the Triple C seeking the truth about Lucas's past and was determined to get answers. But soon she started wishing Lucas would ask the one magical question every woman longs to hear.... SONS AND LOVERS: Three brothers denied a father's name, but granted the gift of love from three special women
OUTLAW HEARTSFROM CLASSROOM RIVALS...Was Maddie Brannigan out of her cotton-pickin' mind? Waking up next to her sworn enemy, of all things. Sure, Clay James was the sexiest hunk in Jackson Hole. Sure, the rugged businessman came to her rescue. But Maddie had fought enough childhood battles to know better. Or did she?...TO BEDROOM BUDDIESClay wondered what had come over him! Saving this exasperating, irresistible damsel in distress got him into a whole heap of trouble-the 6 lb, 12 oz kind. But one look into this mesmerizing mother-to-be's big brown eyes and he knew his marriage proposal was more than a matter of dute. Now he just was to convince Maddie to say "I do."OUTLAW HEARTS: Three sexy brothers discover they can act the outlaw-but can't stop love from stealing their hearts.Watch for the third book in this exciting miniseries-coming in February 1999!
An eBook boxed set of bestselling author Cindy Gerard's first three Black Ops, Inc. novels: Show No Mercy, Take No Prisoners, Whisper No Lies.SHOW NO MERCYGabriel Jones left his longtime career as a CIA operative and joined Black Ops, Inc., a private security and espionage firm that specializes in jobs the military and the CIA won't touch. Now stationed in Argentina, he is known as the Archangel because of the cold steel Arc-Angel butterfly knife he keeps strapped to his hip. When American journalist Jenna McMillan innocently steps into an assassination plot Gabe is trying to foil in Buenos Aires, Gabe saves her life but is injured. There's unfinished business between Gabe and Jenna--grudging professional admiration and sexual attraction--from when they brought down an Argentinian neo-Nazi months ago. Convinced someone is trying to kill Jenna, injured Gabe takes her north to the mountains. Soon it becomes apparent that Jenna is once again a target of a clandestine neo-Nazi group that wants to destroy the female doctor who runs a safe house for exploited children--the very subject of Jenna's investigative article. After a suspenseful showdown with the neo-Nazis in a remote area of Patagonia, Gabe and Jenna find their happily-ever-after with each other. TAKE NO PRISONERSAmid the glitz and glitter of Las Vegas, twenty-seven-year-old Abbie Hughes, part-time accounting student and full-time blackjack dealer in a major casino, is trying desperately to convince herself that her brother, Cory, finally has his act together. But Cory, who she'd expected back from one of his frequent trips to Honduras where he buys native crafts for resale in the states, was due back in Vegas two days ago and she hasn't heard a word from him. She's starting to worry. Unknown to her, Cory is a middleman in a gem-smuggling ring and he's come across the legendary white diamonds of Tupacka. Now an unscrupulous collector is holding him prisoner in Honduras until he agrees to reveal where he hid the diamond necklace. Sam Lang, a thirty-five-year-old former Delta Force operator and recently retired Black Ops, Inc. operative, is content settling in to breed quarter horses and help his parents raise Sam's six-year-old niece, Tina, on the family ranch just outside of Vegas--until Johnny Duane Reed, a former B.O.I. team member, tries to coax Sam back into the fold. Johnny informs Sam that Frederick Nader, the man who bombed Sam's car with his sister, Terri, at the wheel, has resurfaced. Sam had searched for Nader for six months after Terri's death but had never been able to flush the murdering bastard out of his lair. But Nader, it seems, has finally let down his guard, and appears to be running a sophisticated ring of thieves who are filtering gems into the U.S. from Central America via Mexico.?Since Cory Hughes' name keeps popping up in connection with Nader's, Sam and Johnny target Cory's sister, Abbie, as the first line of resistance....WHISPER NO LIESLas Vegas casino security expert Crystal Debrowski met sexy, heroic Johnny Reed in Honduras, where she helped him save her friend Abbie Hughes and Sam Lang (the protagonists of Take No Prisoners), but after the rescue, they went their separate ways. After Crystal spurns the advances of an older, mysterious Asian man at the casino one night, bad things start to happen: The security codes at the casino are breached and counterfeit bills show up at the gaming tables. Crystal is fired and then arrested. A mysterious benefactor arranges her bail. Then she remembers the man she rebuffed, Tran Hoang, who is an Asian mafia crime lord. She's desperate to clear her name and get out from under Hoang's hold, but before she can figure out what to do, she's abducted and taken against her will to Jakarta, Indonesia. Johnny Reed soon puts two and two together and sets out to find her. They risk a dangerous escape and then, joined by his other Black Ops Inc. team members, devise a plan to take down Hoang. Johnny and Crystal are soon mired in not only a steamy love affair but in a human trafficking/prostitution, arms-tradi...
BORN ON THE WILD SIDE OF A WYOMING BLIZZARD...Rodeo was the only full-time mistress in cowboy Jesse James's life. He liked slow seductions and fast goodbyes. Then Sloan Gantry sashayed his way, and this forever kind of filly knocked the saddle out from under him....Since her teens, Sloan had been smitten by Jesse's grin and a swagger that promised sin. But the single mom had strolled down the love-'em-and-leave-'em road before. Could she convince the "outlaw" that the only place to run was straight into her arms?OUTLAW HEARTS: Three sexy brothers discover they can act the outlaw-but can't stop love from stealing their hearts!
OUTLAW HEARTSKIDNAPPED BY HER HUSBAND!When Emma walked down that aisle toward Garrett James, she knew she was marrying the roguish outlaw of her dreams. But when time and distance took their toll on their marriage, they parted ways. Until one fateful night, when a mysterious man stole her away-a stranger who was her husband! Now, by embarking on a journey filled with laughter, tears and sensual discovery, Emma tried to find the courage to hold on to their marriage.Garrett James was still her mysterious outlaw...still the man of her dreams.... Would she forever be the outlaw's wife?OUTLAW HEARTS: Three sexy brothers discover they can act the outlaw-but can't stop love from stealing their hearts. Look for the next book in this miniseries...coming in December!
A deadly international mission reunites a sexy Black Ops, Inc. hero and his sizzling former love in Cindy Gerard's seductive new romantic thriller. A RED-HOT ATTRACTION . . .Twelve years of chasing bad guys didn't erase beautiful Sophie Baylor from Wyatt Savage's memory. If he had another chance, he'd never let her leave. So when she tracks him down from El Salvador and begs for help, he doesn't ask questions--he just goes.STARTS WITH A TERRIFYING THREAT . . .Sophie is grateful her daughter survived a kidnapping attempt, but she won't forgive herself until the girl who was mistakenly abducted is safe. Wyatt is the only man brave enough to take on the mysterious terrorists behind the crime--and the one irresistible man she wishes she had never let go. . . . AND UNLEASHES AN UNFORGETTABLE ADVENTURE.Sophie knows Central America's steamy jungles and sticky politics better than anyone. Yet she refuses to hide in fear. Then she becomes the enemy's number one target. Wyatt lost her once, and he won't lose her again--even if he has to fight, kill, or die to save her.
The sexy heroes of Black Ops, Inc., a covert private security team, sizzle in New York Times bestselling author Cindy Gerard's electrifying new romantic suspense series. THE SULTRY HEAT... Only two things can compel journalist Jenna McMillan back to Buenos Aires after terrorists held her captive there just months before: a rare interview with a shadowy billionaire and the memory of the dark and dangerous man who saved her.... HIDES THE DEADLIEST THREATS... Bad guys, bombs, and bullets are Gabriel Jones's way of life. But he'll never forget the brash redhead he rescued not so long ago...or the passionate kiss they shared before he sent her packing.... AND EXPOSES THE DEEPEST DESIRES. Now, forced together by a bombing at the National Congress, Jenna and Gabe confront the urgent longings that simmer between them. But this surprise meeting is no coincidence. A ruthless enemy stalks them with deadly precision. The question is...if they make it out alive, will Gabe turn his back on Jenna...again?
SHOW NO MERCY: Black Ops bad boy Gabe Jones will never forget journalist Jenna McMillan, the brash redhead he rescued in Buenos Aires just months ago. . . or the passionate kiss they shared before he sent her packing. Now, forced together by a bombing at the National Congress, Jenna and Gabe confront their urgent longings as a ruthless enemy stalks them with deadly precision. The question is, if they make it out alive, will Gabe turn his back on her... again? TAKE NO PRISONERS: Blackjack dealer Abbie Hughes has no time for romantic adventures -- until the night a mysterious stranger places a wager at her table. Though former Black Ops agent Sam Hughes suspects Abbie helped her younger brother make a lucrative gem-smuggling deal with a ruthless multimillionaire, their attraction is undeniable. Then her brother disappears, and together they search the wild Honduras backcountry to find him. With danger on their trail, they must trust each other completely or face certain death alone.
Tonya Griffin had been a lovestruck assistant when she had thrown herself at her boss. Twelve years later, Web Tyler was making the now-famous photographer a lucrative offer. Tonya had dreamed of this moment for years, but her revenge had soured: Web Tyler had forgotten their night together!Web had come to Tonya's remote cabin hideaway to convince her to sign his contract, but the close-quarters' contact made keeping his mind on business impossible. Her scent drove him wild, her touch made him shiver and he was desperate to test the springs on her creaky iron bed. He'd never met so tempting a woman...so why was there regret in her eyes?
New York Times bestselling author Cindy Gerard's red-hot new romantic suspense series features the irresistible men of Black Ops, Inc., a special team of heroes with a taste for living on the edge.... A Dangerous Attraction... Abbie Hughes no longer trusts men, but despite her cool indifference, her long legs and showgirl face still draw plenty of attention. Between working as a blackjack dealer, going to school, and keeping an eye on her younger brother, Cory, there's no time for romantic adventures -- until the night a sexy, mysterious stranger places a wager at her table. Spurred by revenge... Sam Lang left Black Ops, Inc. when tragedy struck his family. Although he's determined to retire his M-16 rifle to lead a quiet life on his ranch, a vengeful quest will send him on a manhunt for the ruthless multimillionaire who murdered his sister. ...Reveals a savage threat they can't ignore. Though Sam suspects Abbie is in on a lucrative gem-smuggling deal her brother made with the enemy, their attraction is undeniable. Now Cory is missing, and together they search the wild Honduras backcountry to find him. With danger on their trail, they must trust each other completely or face certain death alone....
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