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From the book Jacket: The fur has been flying at Friarsgate Manor ever since Philippa's unhappy return from London. In truth, Rosamund Bolton is pleased her daughter is no longer engaged to the young fool who has, momentarily, broken her heart. Rosamund knows her feisty daughter needs a man to tame her-like Crispin St. Clair, the Earl of Witton. When he offers his hand in marriage Philippa agrees, knowing that if nothing else, the marriage will bring her back to the royal court where she can once again attend Queen Katherine. Imagine Philippa's surprise to find that just a mere glance from her seductive husband is enough to make her weak with desire. Crispin's unbridled passion for his beautiful bride brings them both unimaginable pleasure. But when Philippa stumbles upon a plot to assassinate King Henry VIII, she stands to lose the love of her life. For Crispin must protect his sovereign.. .to the death.
*Confidential*Ranger Security Employee file #153 Name: Jay Weatherford, aka the PhoenixSpecialty: Getting out of really hot situations...and creating new ones!Subject (Jay Weatherford) was nicknamed "the Phoenix" after walking out of a burning building unscathed. He's Ranger Security's newest recruit, and assigned to Case File #8765-locating the heir to the Betterworth Chocolate fortune, Truffles (dog).Working for the competition is Charlie Martin...and she has a grudge against Ranger Security. This could complicate the investigation. Getting under each other's skin is one thing. Getting under each other-in the hot, sexy and naked way-is another!The situation is heating up, and fast. Our man is fireproof.Charlie Martin, however, is not....
Phoenix Cahill is experiencing the Awakening, transforming from an asexual tantric vampire nestling to an adult who feeds on the orgasmic energy of her partners. Though any man will do, the only one she craves is her mysterious new neighbor. But feeding from the same man too many times could kill him, and Phoenix won't be satisfied by just one night....Getting close to Phoenix was supposed to be only part of vampire enforcer Ivar LeBlanc's mission to find her father and bring him to justice. But the plan becomes complicated when he rescues Phoenix from an attack-and gives in to his own desire for her. Now he must choose between the woman he loves and the clan lord to whom he owes his life....
"Dear Stranger, You don't know me, but you are my hero. My husband, Mason, received your son's heart. You have given him a new life." With the tragic death of her teenage son, Claire O'Neal lost more than Nathan-she lost her direction. Now, three years after his death, her life remains flat and hopeless. But with the unexpected discovery of a forgotten letter, written by the wife of the man who received Nathan's heart,Claire feelss as if she has been given a chance to connect again with her son According to the letter, Mason MacKinnon is a talented violinist and happily mareried. Perhaps, if she could meet him, Nathan's death would finally have some meaning. But when she finds Mason, he is playing piano in a seedy bar, a cynical, chain -smoking man, down on his luck and in no mood for Claire. What has happened to him in the years since his wife wrote to Claire? How dare he abuse the precious gift given to him by Claire's son? Saving a man who has lost his family, his illustrious career and his will to livbe is no easy task, but Claire is driven with a purpose that borders obsession. And as two lost, lonely people learn to find hope once again, they grow to understand that life holds beautiful music still comes straight from the heart. With a clear eye, acclaimed author Marcia Preston shows how our lives can be connected in strange, unexpected and sometimes wonderful ways.
As a coal miner's daughter, Kylie knows all about life on the bottom rung. Now, with her accounting degree and the ideal job in sight, she will let nothing come between her and the goals she is sure God has given her. Especially not marrying some yahoo who doesn't even have a real job--no matter how cute he is! Ryan Watkins enjoyed unusual success early in life. But he's watched his money change those around him. Despite the powerful attraction he feels towards Kylie, he fears she, too, would only love him for his money. Can Kylie learn to let go of her plans and trust God for His perfect will? Will Ryan see beyond Kylie's need for security to the woman she truly is?
Ashley Montague is nearing the end of her police training--but nothing has prepared this rookie for the rite of passage that will take her on a deadly ride into the underbelly of Miami's drug world. It begins with the shocking discovery of a body on the highway and her glimpse of a mysterious hooded figure watching from the side of the road. Then Ashley's investigation into the incident reveals a surprising connection to another crime scene miles away. In the heart of the Everglades, Detective Jake Dilessio stares at the mutilated body of a woman--the killing identical to those carried out by a cult leader he put behind bars five years ago. Is this a copycat killing or is the wrong man doing time? The last thing Ashley and Jake want or need is the electric pull of desire as they are dragged deeper into a dangerous world of corruption and conspiracy. Now, with time running out and their lives on the line, they have everything to fight for. . . and everything to lose.
Delaney Walker has a secret. The celebrated designer of erotic lingerie is actually too "nice" to wear it. But when her fiancé says "I do" to someone else, Delaney decides to change her image. And she's going to start by going through with the boudoir photos she'd arranged for her groom-to-be. Only, little does she guess that once photographer Sam Martelli sets eyes on her, he'll insist on putting himself in the picture .... Sam has photographed hundreds of beautiful women, but none have affected him like Delaney. Even before she strips down to just a whisper of silk, casting off her inhibitions as well as her clothes, he has to have her. And thanks to a power failure, he does ... again and again. But once the lights come back on, can Sam convince her that their one night was more than just a case of indecent exposure ...? Decidedly naughty newcomer Rhonda Nelson shows why you can't take the bed out of the boudoir ...
Cassie Barrett, a world-renowned anthropologist, wakes up in a graveyard and doesn't know who she is. Taken in for a few days by William Flying Horse, a Native American police officer, she waits for her life to re-appear. When Hollywood heartthrob Alex Rivers shows up to claim her as his wife, she is stunned but still doesn't remember anything. After she returns to her fairytale existence as Alex Rivers' wife, fragments of memory come back but she senses there is a side to her husband that she can't remember. When she finds a positive pregnancy test hidden in her bathroom, dark memories return, allowing her to piece together her past. Frightened, she runs to the only person she trusts to keep her hidden.
Only in Hollywood would someone like Mac McGannon fall for someone like Morgana Carlyle. After all, he's a struggling miner trying to be a single dad and she's a celebrity who's been on magazine covers. She's so gorgeous, Mac's little girl is convinced Morgana is a princess. And everyone knows princesses aren't parent material. Or are they? Because his daughter has already decided Morgana would make the perfect mom-for her. And Mac has to admit it's not hard to picture himself with Morgana in a forever kind of way. There's just one problem: Morgana is definitely not who she says she is.
'Will you marry me?' I think of you, then. I think of you every day. But usually in the quietest part of the morning, or the darkest part of the night. Not when my boyfriend of two years has just proposed. I look up at Richard with his hopeful eyes. 'Lily?' he prompts. It's been ten years, but it feels like only yesterday that you left. How can I say yes to Richard with all my heart when most of it has always belonged to you? I take a deep breath and will myself to speak. . . Ten years ago when Lily was just sixteen, she fell in love with someone she really shouldn't have fallen in love with. Now, living in Sydney and engaged to another man, she can't forget the one that got away. Then her past comes back to haunt her, and she has to make a decision that will break her heart - and the heart of at least one of the men who love her.
TROUBLE IN RED ROSE... Notorious businessman Parker Monroe had left Red Rose years ago, and most of the men had followed. Now Ellie Donahue, his childhood friend, hopes -- unlike the fairy tale -- he can also lead the men back. Whether or not Parker is the Pied Piper, Ellie seems to have him dancing to her tune! This petite one-woman bulldozer can accomplish just about anything she sets her mind to: helping a friend, saving her town, or even making a confirmed bachelor change his stripes. But can Parker overcome the past and convince Ellie that a future with him will be music to her ears?
George and Nadine buy the "Herb Of Grace," a pilgrim's inn, and each of the characters in the novel are transformed for the better by his or her association with the old inn.
The warm and sexy new novel from the bestselling author of Love Rules and Home Truths. Petra Flint is a talented jeweller, crafting beautiful pieces intended to delight and enchant. But her private life is anything but glittering. She has a troubled past and an uncertain future, manifesting itself in frequent sleepwalking. She'd love stability because of her own previous experiences and the bad example set by her parents. But she's understandably cautious. In fact, she doubts true love exists. Then Petra meets up again with Arlo - a boy she knew in her schooldays - for whom love has also dealt cruel blows. He never made it as a musician but is now a music teacher at an eccentric boarding school for boys in North Yorkshire. As her relationship with Arlo deepens, she is able to uncover the reason for her sleepwalking. But will she run away from Arlo and from her demons or will she be able at last to face facts and make sense of her past and future?
The stunning pink diamond earrings are guaranteed to bring out the bombshell in every woman. Little do these 3 friends know that these baubles will make their lives utterly X-rated.
Veronica Jinkowsky makes an abrupt visit to the Long Beach Island, New Jersey home of her estranged grandfather, when he gives her his famous treasure hunting company without her permission. She doesn't want Jinx Inc. and she doesn't want anything to do with her grandfather. But he manipulates her into helping him search for the Pink Diamonds, a stash of priceless pink diamonds that went down in a boat off the New Jersey shore fifty years before. Unknown to Veronica her grandfather's true agenda is to play cupid and get her and her four-times ex-husband Jake, also an investor in Jinx, Inc. to settle down and stay settled once and for all. As Veronica and Jake search for the jewels with the rest of the Jinx team, smoldering fires are re-ignited, but will there be a fifth time for the two of them and will this time really be the charm?
They're the Savage Seven--a ragged group of mercenaries who trust no one, risk everything, and get the job done, no matter what it takes. . . J. P. Lazarus is an ex-Navy Seal who's parlayed his technical expertise into a lucrative and dangerous career. Laz has never lost any sleep over his choices, but then again, he's never met anyone like Dr. Daphne Barrett. She saves lives; he takes them. He changes his persona with every mission; she's straight as an arrow. His latest assignment--setting a trap for Somalian pirates--was risky before, but with the doctor on board his tanker, it's a matter of life, death, and off-the-charts desire. . . Working in Africa for a summer seemed like a good way for Daphne to regroup after her divorce. But when her vessel is hijacked, Daphne's status as a senator's ex-wife makes her a perfect target for ransom. If there's one man equipped to protect her, it's Laz. But the more she learns about him, the more questions arise--about the secrets he's hiding, the chemistry that feels too good to fight, and a future that neither of them can take for granted. . . Katherine Garbera rocks! --Cindy Gerard
Was she dreaming? Hours before the costumed "Pirate's Ball," Elizabeth Rawley witnessed a strange spectacle in the waters off Key West. She could have sworn she saw the Black Cutter, an 18th-century warship, engaged in combat. The ship's treasure had been her obsession for years, but even more intriguing was the ship's legendary captain, a swashbuckling privateer who commanded the high seas and made women swoon. Elizabeth knew she and Captain Richard Colter would have loved each other with a passion to rock the heavens. If only they hadn't lived 200 years apart. Then, on a moonlit beach, she found a man washed ashore. A man whose 18th-century clothes were authentic. A man who truly looked like Richard Colter. A man very much alive.
A shipload of women--theirs for the taking! Pirate captain Gideon Horn couldn't be more delighted. His men are tired of wandering the high seas and want to settle down with wives on the uncharted island paradise they've discovered. And the women are bound to be grateful to be rescued from the life of drudgery awaiting them in New South Wales . . . Married? To pirates? Sara Willis couldn't be more appalled. First she demands proper courting--at least a month. The darkly handsome pirate lord gives them two weeks. Then Sara insists the men vacate their huts for the women--Gideon demands her kisses in return. As the demands heat up, so do their passions--and soon Sara can't remember just why she's fighting the devilishly seductive captain so hard. . .
There's a price on privateer Van Gast's head. So high that Van is tempted to turn himself in for the reward, then escape with it. Escaping with full pockets is what he does best. He managed to steal a ship, a bride, a dowry, a diamond the size of a fist-and then disappear without a trace.But this time, he can't go very far. The woman of his dreams, his Josie, has stolen his ship and is leading him on a merry chase dangerously close to Estovan, the one place Van Gast should steer clear of...89,000 words
She was his deffiant captive.With her flame gold-hair and azure eyes, Skye Kinsdale was a prize beyond compare. Betrothed to a lord she'd never met, she set sail for America sworn to reject him on sight until the infamous pirate Silver Hawk seized her ship and banished all other men from her life. Burning with rage and passion, she was determined to destroy the arrogant buccaneer, to be free at any cost...He Was Her Keeper...And Her SlaveThe black prince of the seas, he was feared by pirate and privateer alike. Silver Hawk vowed he would have the vixen, make her crave his savage embrace. She was his--by law of the sea. The man who commanded a Caribbean kingdom swore he would teach his wild temptress to love, to surrender to the lawless thrill of...A Pirates Pleasure.From the Paperback edition.
Journalist Madison Wade decides to move to Philadelphia when one of her articles on violence in the city hits too close to home. Madison and her fourteen-year-old adopted son, Ethan, take refuge in Buckeye, a small town in eastern Tennessee where her father had grown up. Despite the tranquility, Madison and Ethan feel like outsiders. But Gabe Wyatt, the local sheriff, is determined to welcome them to the town. He immediately falls for this beautiful journalist from the city. Madison resists Gabe's advances, but he's persistent and unlike anyone she's ever met before. As a romance develops between them, Madison becomes comfortable in the rural setting, and when Ethan becomes friends with Jordan, a fellow outsider at school, Buckeye begins to feel like home. But a tragic death changes everything for them. When Jordan's father is murdered during a weekend camping trip, Ethan becomes the prime suspect. Gabe's investigation of the murder causes a rift in his relationship with Madison. As small town gossip builds a damaging case against Ethan, Madison races to discover the truth. Heartbroken and lost, she struggles to find anyone who will believe in her and Ethan, despite their past.
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When Thea Wyndham and Mitchell Baker learn they've been named joint guardians for their late friends' three children, they're little more than acquaintances. Barely polite acquaintances, at that. Something about Mitch's forthright intensity has always left ad exec Thea feeling off-balance, while Mitch makes no secret of his disdain when Thea offers him financial assistance if he'll take sole guardianship. Thea is far from heartless. She's just plain terrified of her new parenting responsibilities. Both she and Mitch are romantically involved with other people. Yet the more time they spend together, the less certain she is of her loyalties. There are complications and missteps, tears and laughter--lots of it. And somehow, through it all, the dawning realization that the last place she thought she'd find herself could be just where she belongs. . . Praise for Jo Goodman's Marry MeFans of historical and western romance will appreciate Goodman's witty dialogue, first-rate narrative prose and clever plotting. -Publishers Weekly (starred review) An insightful, gently sensual love story. -Library Journal
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