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
With fugitive parents, a brother dodging loan sharks, a hunky cop who's made her outlaw family his business, a buff body mover looking to make a move on her and her ex-fiancé back in the picture, Carlotta Wren thought her life couldn't get any more complicated. And then...Her best friend jumps on the body-moving bandwagon. Her fugitive parents phone home. Her identity is stolen by a look-alike. Her look-alike is found, well...dead. Under suspicion for murder, Carlotta discovers that her devious double might've been bumped off accidentally-and that she could be the real target! Throw in dealing with her motley crew of family, friends and wannabe lovers, and Carlotta begins to think that jail isn't such a bad alternative after all. ...
Carlotta Wren has always dreamed of taking a vacation from her life as daughter to fugitive parents and mother to her younger brother, Wesley. So when she is temporarily suspended from her job at Neiman Marcus, the invitation from hunky body mover Cooper Craft to ride to Florida for some fun in the sun and a VIP body pickup seems like a good idea. And then Wesley tags along to elude an irate loan shark and to play chaperone. And then they're greeted on arrival by three different men, each one laying claim to the celebutante's body they've been hired to move. And it isn't long before they realize someone is determined that the stressed-out trio won't make it back to Atlanta with their famous cargo intact!
A surprise visit from her fugitive father gives Carlotta Wren a lot to think about. However, a serial killer is unleashing his wrath on Atlanta. Now the bodies are piling up--and Carlotta's father has become the prime suspect. Original.
The Charmed Killer is on the loose in Atlanta and Carlotta Wren is caught up in the terror-especially when her body-moving side business brings her dangerously close to the action. And then... She's forced to take refuge in her former fiancé's house-much to the chagrin of other interested parties... Her brother Wesley begins to behave as if he has his own death wish... And someone close to her is implicated in the mass murders. Meanwhile, Carlotta can't shake the feeling that danger is dogging her seemingly cursed family-and that the serial killer's exploits are starting to get personal....
Carlotta Wren's world is crumbling beneath her well-shod feet. One of her closest friends has been arrested as the Charmed Killer, but Carlotta refuses to believe it. And to prove her friend's innocence, Carlotta goes against her boyfriend Peter's wishes and resumes her after-hours body-moving duties. And then. . . Peter pressures her for an answer to his proposal. . . Her troubled brother Wesley goes missing. . . And the madman stalking the city strikes again, this time a little too close to home. But when Carlotta finds herself in the clutches of the Charmed Killer, is she destined for her own body bag?
Bride-to-be Janine Murphy is experiencing more than a few jitters when she thinks about her upcoming nuptials. After all, she and her fiancé haven't even, well...you know. So, dressed for success, she lets herself into her fiancé's hotel room for a wedding night preview. Only, the irresistibly sexy man she ends up in bed with isn't her fiancé! Best man Derek Stillman might be exhausted, but he's not complaining. The sultry siren who'd slipped under the sheets with him is definitely someone he'd like to know a lot better...until he discovers she's the bride! But when an unexpected quarantine closes the hotel--and confines them to the same room--Derek can't help showing Janine that he's the better man...
Appearances can be deceiving in this sexy, fan-favorite novella from beloved author Stephanie Bond.Michael Pierce has always considered costume shop owner Rebecca Valentine no more than an associate until he drops by her shop one night and witnesses the mousy wallflower's transformation into a seductive siren. Suddenly, he's desperate to know her much better. But which woman is the real Rebecca?Originally published in 2001.
The hardheaded Armstrong brothers are determined to rebuild their tornado-ravaged hometown in the Georgia mountains. They've got the means, they've got the manpower...what they need are women! So they place an ad in a Northern newspaper and wait for the ladies to arrive. ... Sensible yet sexy middle brother Kendall Armstrong penned that ad himself-but there's just one woman he really wants to answer the call. ... Civil engineer Amy Bradshaw-Kendall's ex-fiancée-fled Sweetness years ago, taking a precious souvenir with her. She's back now...but only on a professional level. Really. Little does she know that old flames always burn the hottest. ...
In the third book of Stephanie Bond's Southern Roads trilogy, oldest brother Marcus Armstrong, who opposed having women imported into their town in the first place, is thrown for a loop by a waitress who isn't at all what she seems!
The hardheaded Armstrong brothers are determined to rebuild their tornado-ravaged hometown in the Georgia mountains. They've got the means, they've got the manpower what they need are women! So they place an ad in a northern newspaper and wait for the ladies to answer their call. Porter, the youngest Armstrong, is all for importing women. Still, he's so blown away by the sheer numbers, he falls off the water tower. Luckily there's a doctor among the newcomers sweet and sexy Dr. Nikki Salinger. And Porter has every intention of checking out her bedside manner.
Soldier Mike Nichols has come to Sweetness, Georgia, for one reason: to get help for his troubled black Lab, a decorated rescue dog, at the town's new military dog training facility. He doesn't expect to be referred to dog groomer Lacey Lovejoy instead!Straitlaced Mike and free-spirited Lacey couldn't be more different. Yet the longer he works with Lacey, the more his attraction to her grows. They clash often, but their heated encounters also lead to a steamy night together that leaves them both reeling.But when Lacey's job is done and it's time for Mike to move on, can their animal attraction turn into a permanent partnership?A Southern Roads series novella.
Emory Maxwell has come home to the small town of Sweetness, Georgia, with one goal in mind-to get his childhood sweetheart Shelby Moon to marry him. They've been in love with the second grade, but Shelby's father is determined to keep his daughter in Sweetness, not moving around the country as a soldier's wife. No matter what she chooses, Shelby knows she'll hurt one of the men she loves.But when a tornado rips through town, will she and Emory lose their chance to be together forever?Get ready to fall in love with the town of Sweetness, Georgia, in this prequel to Stephanie Bond's Southern Roads trilogy.
The romantic encounters that take place at a lingerie shop called The Red Doors make up this anthology of three short stories that combine lighthearted humor and romance. Features "Heaven Scent" by Vicki Lewis Thompson, "Diamond Mine" by Stephanie Bond, and "Sheer Delights" by Leslie Kelly. Original.
Door #1—Vicki Lewis Thompson Jamie Ruskin never considered using her knowledge of aromatherapy to help her attract men—until now. This Valentine's Day, she's going to get the guy she's lusted after for years—rugged Dev Sherman. Armed with essential, sensual oils, Jamie's planning to seduce Dev's senses—and then hope that the rest of him will follow… Door #2—Stephanie Bond Faith Sherman never thought she'd set eyes on her first and only love, gorgeous Carter Grayson, again. So she's surprised—and privately thrilled—when she discovers he's the new security guard at The Red Doors. At least, until Carter asks Faith to help him pick out a diamond ring—for another woman… Door #3—Leslie Kelly Schoolteacher Meg O'Rourke never guessed when she agreed to let “Shear Delights,” a trendy new Chicago salon, use her digital photo that her image would be displayed wearing the scantiest, sexiest underthings she'd ever seen. Or that one customer, in particular, would really like what he saw… There's someone for everyone… Behind the Red Doors Originally published in 2003.
Great sex isn't everything. But it's not a bad way to start... HER SEXY VALENTINE by Stephanie BondCarol Snow is no Scrooge...but she'd rather get her heart racing by reading a sexy book than indulging in a messy, real-life romance. Until playboy coworker Luke Chancellor shows her what she's been missing.... PLAY WITH ME by Leslie KellyAmanda Bauer has always craved a life of adventure...sexual adventure, that is. And that's why she and Reese Campbell get together every few months for days of fantasy and wild, no-strings sex. It's the perfect private indulgence...until they find themselves on YouTube! THE CHARMER by Kate HoffmanWhen Tenley Marshall meets ultra-yummy Alex Stamos, she knows he's a player--but she doesn't care. He's the ideal candidate to show her a sexy good time. Until Alex does the unthinkable...and falls for her!
Okay, so Carlotta Wren's life hasn't turned out as she'd planned. She didn't plan for her parents to skip bail for a white-collar crime, leaving her to raise her younger brother. She didn't plan on having the silver spoon ripped out of her mouth and forgoing college to work retail. She didn't plan on her blue-blood fiancé dumping her like last year's designer bag. And she didn't plan to still be single (with no prospects) ten years later, working at Neiman Marcus, with no idea where her fugitive parents are. But she's coping, sort of. Until. . . ;. . . ;her lovable brother is arrested and his loan sharks come calling. . . . ;the hunky cop who arrested her brother reopens her parents' case. . . . ;her brother becomes a body mover, transporting corpses from crime scenes. . . . ;her former fiancé's wife (a good customer) is murdered, fingering Carlotta. . . . ;her brother's sexy boss draws her into the bizarre world of body moving. Suddenly Carlotta realizes that she has to bag a murderer to keep her own well-dressed body from being next on the list!
With fugitive parents, a brother dodging loan sharks, a hunky cop who's made her outlaw family his business, a buff body mover looking to make a move on her and her ex-fiancé back in the picture, Carlotta Wren thought her life couldn't get any more complicated. And then. . . Her best friend jumps on the body-moving bandwagon. Her fugitive parents phone home. Her identity is stolen by a look-alike. Her look-alike is found, well. . . dead. Under suspicion for murder, Carlotta discovers that her devious double might've been bumped off accidentally--and that she could be the real target! Throw in dealing with her motley crew of family, friends and wannabe lovers, and Carlotta begins to think that jail isn't such a bad alternative after all. . . .
Carlotta Wren desperately needs a vacation from her life. So when hunky Cooper Craft invites her to ride with him to Florida for some fun in the sun and a VIP body pickup, it seems like the opportunity she's been waiting for. Until her brother Wesley, eluding an irate loan shark, tags along to play chaperone. . . Until they arrive to pick up their VIP body and are greeted by three different men--each one laying claim to the celebutante they've been hired to move. . . And until Carlotta realizes that someone is very determined that they don't make it back to Atlanta with their famous cargo intact!
Carlotta Wren once had a privileged life in Atlanta--until her family life fell apart and she ended up working as a body mover, moving bodies from crimes scenes to the morgue! And that's just the beginning of her adventures. . . Get the first three books in Stephanie Bond's series of sexy mysteries--Body Movers, Body Movers: 2 Bodies for the Price of 1, and Body Movers: 3 Men and a Body--plus a bonus story Dirty Secrets of Daylily Drive and a Body Movers Reading Guide!
Workaholic Frankie Jens had no time for romance, let alone a vacation. So what was she doing spending Valentine's Day stranded in Key West with sexy-as-sin Randy Tate? The gorgeous bar owner tempted her to let loose, indulge in a few island fantasies. Too bad all her fantasies involved Randy....Little did Frankie guess that Randy was harboring a few fantasies of his own. The gorgeous redhead brought out Randy's protective instincts and sent his libido spinning out of control. But Frankie was only visiting his tropical paradise. How could he convince her to be his Valentine indefinitely?
I remember the day when my life began to spin out of control...Without going into too much detail, it was the day that a birthday cake, a very naughty gift, an incredible one-night stand and a "cover curse" at the magazine I work for all came together....Now I'm heading to Nowheresville, U.S.A., to man-sit Sam Long, the hunky veterinarian I slept with last night, all under the cover of a job assignment! How I'm supposed to maintain a professional distance at this point is totally beyond me! But my career (and his safety) depend upon it. Since I've never left New York City, I guess I should look at this as an adventure. I can only hope that while I'm out covering my job (and my boss's behind), someone will cover me. And if I play my cards right, that person might just be Sam....
Introducing three exciting titles from New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Bond! Do you believe women choose their shoes like they pick their men? If so, it's time for some quality over quantity! Jump into the introductory short story The Truth About Shoes and Men to meet Jacki, Kenzie and Denise, and find the footwear that's right for you...and possibly your solemate! In Cover Me, Kenzie Mansfield is a city girl who works for a magazine has a one-night stand on her 31st birthday. Then she discovers Sam Long is the small-town hero chosen to grace her next issue! Which means she's heading off to Nowheresville, U.S.A. to man-sit the hunky veterinarian...all while keeping him at a professional distance. Her career-and her heart-depend on it! Denise Cooke married Redford DeMoss three years ago in a Vegas chapel after one too many Long Island Iced Teas. It was easy to fall for the hunky U.S. Marine...and the wedding night was spectacular! But a quick annulment followed when Redford went back on duty and Denise went back to her life in New York City. But she's about to see him again. But it's not as if Redford plans to take her back to bed. Besides Denise would never make the same mistake twice...would she? Find out in My Favorite Mistake.
This April 1, anything is possible...Dare to desire...When Lena Walsh is handed a challenge to find the hottest guy she knows and take him out for an unusual date, she sets her sights on the office Adonis, Andre Dumont. But when silly turns to steamy, she doesn't know whether to laugh-or cry out his name....FOOLING AROUND by Vicki Lewis ThompsonDare to deceive...Eric McDaniels hatches up a prank he's sure will thaw boss Kate Randall's icy-cool exterior-inventing a secret admirer. That is, until Kate's frosty facade melts just enough to reveal way more heat than Eric can handle....NOBODY'S FOOL by Stephanie BondDare to discover...Thanks to a radio gag, Mark Lavin and Claire O'Connor find themselves "engaged"-even though they don't know each other! But when Mark and Claire try to prove otherwise, they find that the chemistry between them is far from funny....FOOLS RUSH IN by Judith Arnold
A little con: Investigator Lucy Bell is looking for a runaway groom. Fortunately, the almost-best-man (who's tastier than a double chocolate cheesecake) likely knows where he is. All Lucy needs is a little deception--and a whole lot of hot 'n' sweaty persuasion! A little magic: Single mom Allie Cavanaugh has played nice with others for too long. Then Allie finds herself kissing a powerfully magnetic hypnotist at a carnival--in front of an audience! Sure, maybe she's mesmerized, or maybe the 'real' Allie is finally waking up. . . . And a little late-night mischief! Abby Weaver abandons the cool haven of her pharmaceutical basement for a girls-only week of sun, sand and fruity drinks. That was the plan--until Abby finds herself going solo. But the beach is a funny place--you never know just what (or who!) will wash up onshore. . . .
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