He'd longed to claim her... A vacation in Milan sounds ideal to Lily Parisi. Her world was rocked to its core when she found her fiancé cheating on her, but now she is determined to get on with her life-on her own! But not for long... She bumps into someone she knows-Alessandro del Marc- and her plans come a little undone. ... Darkly, smolderingly enigmatic, Alessandro has long wanted Lily but never pursued her. He's always kept his cool. However, now that Lily-the prize he's always wanted-is in his reach, he's finding it impossible to keep control... The time has come to stake his claim-especially since the passionate chemistry appears to be mutual!
How could they take up where they'd left off? Rachel and Lazare Michel Delany hadn't been allowed an ordinary courtship or a normal marriage. But nothing could erase the memory of the wild, sweet passion they'd shared. Loving Laz had been easy for him, living with his star status--the invasion of privacy, fans, publicists linking Laz to beautiful, famous women--that had been impossible.
Everyone expected Suzanne to attend her mother's wedding with her own fiance, the very gorgeous Sloane. So, how could Suzanne admit their engagement was off? Sloane had a plan: for the weekend of the wedding, they'd play the part of a happy couple, sharing a suite - and a bed! Secretly, Sloane also intended Suzanne to have trouble remembering that the passion between them was only pretend...then he'd bring about the second family wedding of the weekend!
A woman returns home to find a most unusual proposal from the most unexpected man. . . Sometimes you'll find the most unexpected things under the mistletoe--and on your doorstep!
The wedding deal!With just two weeks until the wedding, it was too late for Aysha to back out of marrying Carlo Santangelo. Everyone expected her to be a radiant bride, blissfully entering a marriage of convenience that would unite two powerful families....Aysha would gain wealth, status-and a fabulously good-looking husband! Only, she couldn't ignore two painful facts: one, she desperately loved Carlo; two, he clearly had no intention of giving up his glamorous mistress. Could she convince Carlo to be more than a convenient bridegroom?They're gorgeous, they're glamorous...and they're getting married!
A Fiery, Unconventional Marriage..."Is the idea of marriage to me so unacceptable?"A seemingly innocent question, but when spoken by Dimitri Kostakidas it was deeply, disturbingly provocative. Leanne knew she was in danger of being overpowered by Dimitri's vibrant Latin sexuality....Years ago, her response might have been different: as an impressionable teenager Leanne had fancied herself in love with Dimitri. But now she would do anything rather than share his bed! There was just one problem...the heat of Dimitri's passion scorched her senses. As her husband, would he prove untamable?
FORBIDDEN! Bargain with the devil! Kristi's journalist brother was a hostage, and only one man could help: Sheikh Shalef Al-Sayed. He had power and influence at his fingertips--but how could Kristi win his support? Shalef was way out of her league. His world of wealth and privilege was closed to Kristi.... Gate-crashing his glamorous cocktail party was the only way of grabbing his attention! But Kristi got more than she bargained for. Becoming the mistress of this enigmatic, dangerously attractive man hadn't been part of her plan, yet this was the deal and Kristi had no choice. If she wanted Shalef's help, she'd have to play the game his way, and he was clearly making--and breaking--all the rules!
They said he was her husband... But Elise didn't feel married. Nor did she feel pregnant.... The accident had destroyed all memory of the past few months for her and, no matter how hard she tried, she couldn't remember pledging her heart and soul to this rich, gorgeous, formidably sophisticated stranger, Alejandro Santanas. Elise sensed the chemistry between them, sparks of secret passion that made her feel alive. But was she in love with him--and he with her? Had she lost the most precious part of her life--forever?
Reluctant mistress, convenient wifeXandro Caramanis wants a wife. She must be well-bred, willing to give him an heir and accept a loveless arrangement. Ilana Girard is a society beauty with a head for business who understands emotions are not part of the deal. . . Ilana accepts Xandro's proposal because she needs his protection. He doesn't realize she's never slept with a man before, and it's reluctantly that she takes her place in his bed. . .
Made to marry--for her baby's sake! Nic Leandros knows that most people want only his money. So when he finds out beautiful Tina Matheson is pregnant with his late brother's child, he's certain her price will be high. ... However, Tina must agree to his terms: no Leandros heir has ever been born out of wedlock; they will marry for the baby's sake. ...
When Stephanie accepted an assignment to publicize a major film, she found herself having to negotiate with Raoul lanier, the powerful heir to a billionaire empire-- and a ruthlessly sexy man... Stephanie simply had to stop fantasizing about Raoul. It was his business expertise she must concentrate on, not his bedroom technique! After all, they had a financial deal to settle. But then it became clear that the only merger Raoul had in mind was marriage!
For months, Katrina has tried to forget she's still married to Nicos Kasoulis! As newlyweds, they were bonded by desire. Then Katrina became convinced her powerful, sexy, property tycoon husband was having an affair. . . ;. Now Katrina discovers that, under her father's will, she can only gain control of the family business if she's reconciled with Nicos-for one year! Knowing Nicos expects her to refuse, should Katrina surprise him and put their marriage to the test?
The trophy wifeWhen Gabbi married Benedict Nicols, it was the wedding of the decade, uniting two prominent, wealthy families. To the outside world, it seemed the perfect match. No one would guess Gabbi's secret heartache: that she loved her husband, but to him she was simply a social accessory....Benedict also expected Gabbi to provide him with a son and heir. If she didn't, her glamorous stepsister was only too eager to give Benedict everything he wanted! Suddenly, Gabbi had a fight on her hands to save her marriage.... And Benedict was definitely a man worth fighting for!Helen Bianchin creates "tantalizing sexual tension."-Romantic Times
Diego de Santo: dynamic, charismatic, he's made millions-and he believes everything is for sale....Cassandra Preston-Villiers: heiress to an empire, she's beautiful and sophisticated-everything Diego's ever wanted in a woman-so he blackmails her into becoming his mistress. But now that he's got Cassandra, Diego wants more-an affair is no longer enough for this hot Latin lover!
Taylor Adamson has just come face-to-face with the man with whom she must share custody of her orphaned nephew--the infamously arrogant Dante d'Alessandri! And he won't let Taylor out of his sight!At first Dante sees Taylor as just a nanny. But soon he realizes this ripe young beauty could fill another, more pleasurable role--in the bedroom. The ruthless Italian wants to see how far Taylor will go to keep caring for her little nephew. Dante is going to raise the stakes!
Loukas Andreou: a force to be reckoned with in businesshellip;and in the bedroom, as rumor has it. The same man who, to Alesha Karsouli's horror, she must marry according to the terms of her father's will. Alesha reluctantly concedes to a paper marriage where she and Loukas will fulfill social obligations yet lead separate lives. But Loukas needs morehellip;a wife who is doting in public. And the only way to make that arrangement appear authentic is if she's his willing bridein privatehellip;
Dominic Andrea wanted Francesca-badly.She was stunning, a woman out of reach for most men. But Dominic wasn't most men. And he'd planned a very special campaign for winning Francesca.First, win her attention: Easy-Dominic simply oozed sex appeal!Secondly, make her fall in love: Francesca was intrigued by Dominic, but she'd lost one husband and was scared of loving again....Then, propose marriage! It was all or nothing for Dominic, and he was going to pursue, charm and seduce Francesca relentlessly until she said yes!USA TODAY bestselling author Helen Bianchin brings us a stunning sequel to An Ideal Marriage?
Sandrine hadn't forgotten the thrilling passion she'd shared with her husband. But when, only six months after their wedding, Michel Lanier had forced her to choose between her career and their marriage...Sandrine had to walk away. Michel had won her heart, but he couldn't rule her life!Now Sandrine's career was facing a crisis, and only Michel could help her. He would do so, but for a price: Sandrine must agree to share her husband's life, and his bed, once more!
For the past year, Lisane Deveraux has been a successful lawyer by day and millionaire Zac Winstone's passionate mistress by night. A surprise pregnancy changes everything. Zac insists on commitment. But is he simply protecting his prize possessions-his beautiful lover and his future heir? For the sake of their baby, Lisane will become Zac's trophy wife...knowing that his heart will never be part of the deal.
When Shannay's marriage to billionaire Marcello Martinez ended, she returned home carrying with her a precious secret. . . . Now, four years later, Marcello has tracked his wife down and discovered she has kept knowledge of his child from him! Marcello will make Shannay pay for her deception--by returning her to their marital home. . . and their marriage bed?
Michelle was stunned when Nikos Alessandros announced his outrageous plan. He needed a social hostess, and beautiful, sophisticated Michelle would be perfect -- especially as she needed a male companion to deter an unwanted suitor. But to be a pretend mistress? Nikos was formidably sexy, and Michelle had never experienced such a powerful attraction for any man. She had no choice but to agree to the arrangement, but what if Nikos suggested they turn pretence into reality?
There was only one way for Mikayla to clear her father's debt to powerful tycoon Rafael Velez-Aguilera: by offering herself in exchange! She knew it was crazy-Rafael had his pick of glamorous women, and Mikayla was a virgin....But Rafael was intrigued by Mikayla's proposal and immediately presented her with a contract of her duties as his mistress for a year! Top of the list was sharing his bed. What had Mikayla let herself in for? Rafael was an intensely sensual man, and once he'd made love to Mikayla, he might never let her go....
Ana had secretly hoped her marriage of convenience to Luc Dimitriades would turn into the real thing, yet one year after exchanging their vows he still seemed susceptible to the charms of his ex-mistress. Holding her head high, Ana knew she had to leave.Luc wasn't prepared to let his wife go. In fact, he seemed determined to blackmail her back into his bed! Ana fought to resist his passionate persuasion, but Luc held one last trump card: he knew she was carrying his child....
Tasha is overjoyed to discover that she's pregnant. But telling Australian tycoon Jared North that he's the father of her baby is the hardest thing she's ever had to do. For three years they've shared an intensely passionate relationship-but marriage has never been on the agenda....Then Jared stuns Tasha with a marriage proposal, but, convinced he's just offering marriage out of a strong sense of duty, Tasha is reluctant to become his convenient bride....
Four years ago Gianna made a whirlwind marriage to the man she loved--Raúl Velez-Saldaña was the father of her baby. But, tragically, her pregnancy didn't last and neither did their marriage. Discovering Raúl's infidelity, Gianna left. But the Spaniard who stole her heart has returned! As far as Raúl is concerned, his marriage to Gianna was simply postponed--now he wants his wife back! In public they are the perfect society couple; in private the secrets of their past still haunt them both and their desire is just as strong as ever. . . .
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