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
Kristin wants one torrid night with Michael, to indulge her secret fantasies. When the night is over, can Michael convince her there could be more between them?
Hot. Tempting. Irresistibly decadent. These are some of the most mouth-watering dishes ever to satisfy a woman's sweet tooth. . . and make her want to go back for seconds. . . Bringing Up Baby Lori Foster. . . is arguably the star of Kensington's steamy erotic imprint, Brava. --Library Journal Gil Watson has always been the responsible one, running the family business and keeping his brothers out of trouble. Of course there was that one wild night on a business trip two years ago. . . the one that resulted in a daughter he never knew he had. Now that the girl's mother is gone, Gil wants to do the right thing by his little girl, even if it means a marriage of convenience with the woman who's been raising her. Anabel Truman is sarcastic, free-spirited, and totally wrong for him. But the sensations she rouses in him feel totally right. . . stirrings that have nothing to do with being good and everything with being very, very naughty. . . and once Gil gets unbuttoned, there's no going back. . . The Wilde One Janelle Denison. . . is a must read! --New York Times bestselling author, Carly Phillips Untamable, sexy, and a complete rogue, Adrian Wilde more than lives up to his name. The sports enthusiast loves any kind of adventure--especially with the opposite sex--and he's determined never to let any woman change his bad boy image. It's a feat he manages well, until Chayse Douglas asks him to pose for her charity beefcake calendar. He agrees, but only if Chayse is willing to get those pictures at his cozy mountain cabin. It promises to be one provocative weekend, especially when Adrian discovers that Chayse wants him to teach her the erotic pleasures only a bad boy can know. . . and as the nights turn very steamy, Adrian finds that sweet, sensual Chayse is the only woman who can tame his wild heart. . . Going After Adam Nancy Warren. . . knows how to spin a love story that. . . curls your toes. --Suzanne Coleburn, The Belles and Beaux of Romance Going after philandering husbands is private investigator Gretchen Wiest's usual gig, but she's never had one kidnap her--or leave her weak with attraction. The ruggedly handsome Adam Stone is no two-timing husband but a single whistle blower on the run from two determined hit men after the evidence he's secretly stashed in Vegas. Now, Gretchen and Adam are in for a wild ride, posing as a couple on their way to the Elvis chapel of love. But in a city of bright lights, little clothing, and vibrating beds, it's hard to resist the temptation of all-night pleasure. . . and even harder not to fall for their own masquerade. . . When it comes to an evening of bad boys, there's nothing more delicious than ordering in. . .
The bride prize! Eleven years ago Seth O'Connor had left Josie McAllister brokenhearted--and pregnant! Josie was convinced the goodlooking cowboy had found it easier to believe the lies about her reputation than to accept the truth--that he was the father of her child! But now Seth was back--and in his hands was a legal document that laid claim not only to McAllister property but to Josie, too! It seemed her father had gambled not just the family home but Josie's future, on one game of cards! Seth was determined to claim both, and Josie could either give up her home or marry a man she'd taught herself to hate...
Austin McBride's business was fulfilling women's fantasies, but he'd never indulged in one of his own. Then he met Teddy Spencer. She was smart, sexy. . . and terrified of commitment. But she also needed him--to play the role of her lover at the company Christmas party. Austin was willing to take the job. . . as long as he could convince her to make it a full-time position!
His secret son... Tyler Whitmore has returned home after nine years to claim his half of the family ranch. Brianne is right to be nervous. When Tyler left he had taken more than her innocence--he had taken her dreams and her heart. But unbeknownst to Tyler, he had left Brianne something in return--a baby! Daniel is her pride and joy. But then, eighteen and pregnant, Brianne had been forced to marry the only man who had asked her--Tyler's brother, Boyd. But now her husband is gone and Tyler is back in town. The years have been more than kind to him. Tyler is as devastatingly attractive as ever. But if he'd never forgive her for marrying Boyd--what would he do if he ever discovers the truth about Daniel?
For years, Detective Josh Marchiano had fostered a forbidden love for Paige Montgomery-his partner's wife. So when he discovered Paige was a widow and the target of a very dangerous man, the urge to protect her overwhelmed him. And so did deep, dark desire. . . Paige had never experienced so many intense emotions-shock, grief, fear. And even stronger was her incredible need to be with Josh, her friend, her confidant. . . and now her lover. She knew she could trust Josh with her life. But could she give her heart to another cop?
Ever wonder what happened to the guy most likely to...Score with the prom queen?Lauren and Seth were the high school "it" couple-until Seth disappeared on prom night. But a reunion gives Seth a chance to show Lauren an evening long overdue.Not date a Playboy Bunny?Ali was the highlight of geeky Will's high school years. But now that he's ditched the nerdiness, he's 100 percent of calculated hotness...and Ali won't be able to say no.Ride out of town on a Harley?Rebel Scott "Rip" Ripley always had a thing for the elusive Erica. But reunion night holds a few sexy surprises when Erica decides it's time to take the bad boy for a ride.
Radio personality Erica McCree really likes sex. Talking about sex, that is. . . . Ian Carlisle has already seduced Erica's imagination. Now he's trying for the rest of her. . . . Erica knows firsthand that you can hide a lot behind a microphone. Although she's earned a reputation for discussing every aspect of sex on her show, she's never had to back it up. . . until a sexy mystery caller proves to be even more irresistible in person. Their on-the-air chemistry sizzles and they heat up the airwaves, debating any and all provocative issues possible. As the ratings soar, so does the sexual tension. But what will Ian do when he discovers Erica's not the sex expert she professes to be?
The Chloe Reiss Guide...to success, money and wickedly hot men!1. No relationships. Guys are just for playing with!2. Self-sufficiency will get you everywhere.3. Work hard. Make your own money.4. Don't sleep with your work colleagues (like übersexy Aiden Landry). They're competition!5. Well. Okay, maybe just a little flirting...6. Business trips with a sexy colleague to exotic locations can be dangerous. And tempting. Resist him!7. Okay, at least restrict your trysts to nighttime naughtiness.8. Maintain professionalism at all times (e.g., no drooling on the hot man you're getting dirty with).9. And whatever you do...don't get caught!
These Valentine's Day dates have all the markings of blind-date disaster! Or do they?Skin Deep by Janelle DenisonWho says nice girls can't have fun? Jayne does-dirty dancing and a lot more!-with a hot bad boy one night. Still, it was a onetime thing. Really! But when she's set up on a blind date with her sexy stranger, she realizes Cupid must have other ideas. . . Hold On by Leslie KellyShy Sarah Holt has a bad case of unrequited lust. She's hopelessly enamored with a client-sexy Steve Wilshire. So, when she gets the chance to impersonate the doctor's blind date, she takes it. . . and has the most torrid night of her life. But will Steve still be "holding on" when the truth comes out?Ex Marks the Spot by Jo LeighPaige Callahan just got set up on a blind date-arranged by her ex-boyfriend! But potential catastrophe turns into flirty fun-and then some!-when she meets sexy, very wealthy Noah Hastings.
Turn up the heat with these six steamy novellas that carry an SPF--Sexy, Provocative, Fabulously erotic--rating thats off the scale and just. . . Perfect For The Beach Some Like It Hot by New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster Family practitioner Cary Rupert wants Nora Chilton so badly he can barely keep a hold of his stethoscope. Now hes out to prove that when it comes to loving her forever, hes the man for the job. . . One Wilde Weekend by USA Today bestselling author Janelle Denison Alex Wilde is crazy about Dana Reed. Career-driven Dana wants him as a lover, not a husband. . . until Alex whisks her away for a weekend that will fulfill every forbidden desire. . . Blue Crush by USA Today bestselling author Erin McCarthy Dr. Sara Davis loses her bikini top to a powerful wave and finds herself in the arms of gorgeous lifeguard Kyle Vanderhoff. . . where a little mouth-to-mouth just might resuscitate her love life. . . My Thief by New York Times bestselling author MaryJanice Davidson John Crusher is hauled into his hotel room only to come face-to-face with a stunning redhead who orders him to strip. But when the room service is this superb, whats a guy to do but show his appreciation. . . Hot And Bothered by USA Today and Essence bestselling author Kayla Perrin Marrying Trey Arnold after a whirlwind romance was the dumbest thing Jenna Maxwell ever did. Divorce is the simple solution, but once she sees Treys sexy smile again, things get complicated. . . and very, very hot. . . Murphys Law by USA Today bestselling author Morgan Leigh Kat Murphy is in love with her lawyer boss, Sam Parrish. Fearing his heart may never heal, she quits her job and heads for the beach. And when Sam follows, the sensual heat they generate is out of this world.
Kyle Stevens wants Jade--in his life and in his bed. But even though the sexual energy is almost out of control, something holds Jade back. Then at a yard sale, Kyle comes across her journal of private fantasies and tries to make every one of her fantasies come true.
BLAZERed-hot reads from Temptation!She was so sexy!Grey Nichols wanted a lover, not a wife. But after he met beautiful Mariah Stevens, he couldn't get her out of his mind. Lucky for him, she wasn't out of his bed much, either! He was so captivated by her, he considered the unspeakable-asking Mariah to move in with him.He was so sexy!Mariah Stevens wanted a husband, not a lover. No matter how incredible the nights were with Grey, she needed more. So she gave him an ultimatum-no more private pleasures without a public ceremony. Now all she had to do was keep her end of the bargain....Another two-alarm Blaze rages in #682 Private Fantasies by Janelle Denison, available next month!
Kayla Thomas is counting on her latest idea to clinch the success of her bakery-aphrodisiac chocolates! But first she needs an unsuspecting test subject to ensure the candy is as stimulating as she hopes. So when yummy restaurant owner Jack Tremaine steps into her shop, she decides he's just the man she needs. And if Kayla just happens to be around when Jack needs to let loose some lust...well, it's all in the name of science, right? Jack is more than happy to sample anything Kayla's offering. The chocolates are good, but he has the feeling sex with Kayla will be absolutely delicious! Although he wants to convince her to add her delectable desserts to his dinner menu, it's suddenly more important for Jack to satisfy his hunger for the shapely chef. He simply has to kiss the cook-and he has no intention of stopping there....
Whirlwind WeddingsHis second wife?Andrew Fielding wants a mom and his daddy could use a wife. He thinks he's found the perfect woman for both of them: Megan Sanders-which is fine with Megan. The Fielding men have their attractions: one's as cute as a button, the other as sexy as they come! Together, they're the family Megan's always wanted! But convincing brooding widower Kane Fielding is less easy....He's determined to keep his distance and ensure his dark secret stays hidden. But to keep his son, Kane is prepared to do anything. Even the one thing he's promised he'll never do again...marry!Who says you can't hurry love?"Wonderful...will stir the heart as easily as it coaxes a smile."-Day Leclaire
Lawyer Ryan Matthews wanted sexy Jessica Newman the moment he saw her. And she seemed to want him, too, but something was holding her back. So now Ryan decides it's time to launch a sensual assault. He is going to have Jessica in his bed-and he isn't above tempting her with her own forbidden fantasies to do it....Jessica isn't really playing hard to get. In fact, she's pretty sure a relationship with Ryan wouldn't work...although faced with Ryan's plan to seduce her senseless, she can't exactly remember why. She's constantly on edge, wondering what sensual scheme, what erotic pleasure Ryan has in store for her. She's definitely enjoying the chase-but does she dare let Ryan finally catch her?
HER FANTASYAfter spending years making her computer company a success, Alexis Baylor is finally putting herself first! Through Fantasies Inc., she's arranged to indulge in a passionate, no-strings affair with a gorgeous stranger. Only, she never suspects that stranger of having a hidden agenda of his own....HIS FANTASYJackson Witt is going to make Alexis Baylor pay. Convinced she stole the technology that would have made him a mint, Jackson intends to steal something from Alexis-her heart. His plan is simple-to infiltrate her fantasy, seduce her senseless and then leave. Only, he hadn't
Secretary Melodie Turner has languished in lust for her boss, P.I. Cole Sommers, for years...and now she's going to do something about it! Cole might be able to resist her sassy new hairstyle, barely there lingerie and sexy new attitude. But when she takes a cue from his current case, seducing Cole's mind with highly erotic letters, she knows his body won't be very far behind....P.I. Cole Sommers is definitely in over his head! He's got more cases than he can handle, but all he can think about is taking his secretary to bed. At every turn, Melodie is there, taunting him, teasing him, making him burn. But Cole had promised to protect her-even from himself. Only, he hadn't counted on being the target of Melodie's sensual assaults. Nor had he planned to lose his heart in the battle....
The owners of Sinfully Sweet, an upscale sweets shop, want to test their theory that chocolate is the ultimate aphrodisiac. So they conduct an unorthodox study, disguised as a Valentine's Day promotion. When the unsuspecting customers start grabbing up the chocolates--the experimental results go right off the charts!Sensible Rebecca Moore impulsively decides to take up the offer of millionaire playboy Connor Bassett to have a wildly erotic fling.Uptight Daniel Montgomery and free-spirited Carlie Pratt find out that opposites don't just attract, they set the sheets on fire!Kel Martin and Darcy Scott, who shared a one-night stand five years ago, are suddenly back in bed together--and they can't get out!But the ultimate test is...when the last of the chocolates melt in their mouths, will the passion remain?
When Brooke Jamison finds herself stranded with her very sexy ex-brother-in-law, Marc, she can't resist the temptation to shed her inhibitions and indulge in a few of her favorite erotic fantasies. Two days of blissful confinement changes everything between them, but can she risk her heart on a man who is as commitment-shy as they come?
- She is a USA Today bestselling author who has written over 20 novels for Harlequin Books and Kensington. - 70% of her Harlequin Temptation novels have ranked #1 or #2 in their month. - She is a two-time RITA Award nominee, with 24 novels published with Harlequin Books. - Four of her past six Harlequin Blaze titles have ranked #1 or #2 in their month. - This author also writes the Sophie Metropolis romantic mystery series published by Tor. - Six of her seven Harlequin Temptation novels have ranked in the top half of their month. - Her debut single title, Killing Time, was released by Harlequin in August 2004. - Her first single title from HQN Books, She Drives Me Crazy, will be released in March 2005. - Wedding Customs- Tips & Tricks- Funniest Wedding Stories
P.I. Noah Sommers has finally met his match. He wants sexy Natalie Hastings so badly, he'll do anything to have her...including taking her in after a car accident leaves her with short-term memory loss. And protecting her when he learns she's acquired a stalker. And harder still, keeping his hands off her until she can remember. Only, he hadn't counted on Natalie making his job so difficult....Natalie's world has been turned upside down. Her only constant is her sexy "fiancé," Noah. And she wants him...constantly. Only, all of a sudden, he's acting noble. But not for long. Because Natalie's planning a seduction he'll never forget! Before long, Natalie has Noah right where she wants him-in her bed and her heart. If only Noah was the man Natalie thought he was....
New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster brings you a story of lust at first sight. . . It started off as a blind date from hell. Nick Harris and Josie Jackson weren't even supposed to like each other-he'd been prepared for a staid schoolmarm type, and she'd expected yet another boring nerd dredged up by her matchmaking sister. They were both wrong. . . . Experience the ultimate seduction from USA TODAY bestselling author Janelle Denison. . . Bride-to-be Leah Burton desperately wants to learn how to really satisfy a man, but her lackluster fiancé isn't offering his services. Jace Rutledge, her confirmed bachelor friend, however, Is up For The job. Now Leah is learning some pleasurable lessons on how to live with no guilt or regrets. . . . Sensational author Crystal Green may be too hot to handle. . . No woman has stirred Sean McIntyre's fierce competitive streak until Fiona Cruz is hired as the new PR rep. Clearly she's a barracuda in the field, but soon she ups the ante with Sean by putting a new spin on the rules of play. . . .
Jo's arm was fastened to the bedpost... with her own handcuffs. She blinked her lashes open and found her prisoner reclining casually on her bed, his head propped up by his hand, unrestrained and completely in control. "Good morning, sweetheart," Dean said lazily. "I figured turnabout is fair play...especially when it comes to indulging in fantasies." An unexpected thrill coursed through Jo, chasing away her alarm and eliciting a sensual heat that spread to her feminine nerve endings. "And what fantasy is that.?" she dared to ask. He splayed his long fingers on the matress in front of him and grinned roguishly. "Me captor, you prisoner, with a little bondage thrown in for good measure. "There's just one thing you're missing, master." Amusement flickered across his expression. "And" "A submissive Female," she replied impudently. Dean chuckled, a deep, rich sound that made Jo's body warm with awareness. "Oh, I'm not worried about your surrender," he said, a little too confidently. "After all, I'm a great believer in the power of persuasion .... "
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