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Samantha Barton survived imprisonment on the war-torn island of St. Pierre. Her family wasn't so lucky. Now, in her new identity as the tough-as-nails revolutionary code-named Topaz, she enlists the aid of an enigmatic industrialist, Fletcher Bronson, on a risky mission to rescue some stranded refugees. Trapped behind enemy lines with a man she both fears and desires, Samantha finds herself irresistibly drawn by his promise of a new life away from the hail of gunfire. For Fletcher, Samantha is more than just an intriguing new lover. She's an object he must possess and protect at all costs. Opening his heart to her was never part of the bargain. But when new developments from Samantha's past life threaten to disturb his careful plans for their future, Fletcher must come to terms with the changes she's wrought in him--and reconcile himself to the truth of the warning she once delivered: I'm Samantha, but I'm also Topaz.
IT WAS A KISS SHE COULDN'T FORGET...Though the sign on Matt Bonner's San Antonio detective agency door claimed he was a "finder of lost loves," there was one he hoped he never had to find-the man who'd given Matt's ex-sister-in-law her first kiss. A kiss that had apparently given Jamie Lee fifteen years' worth of memories. But the man Jamie Lee was looking for didn't exist. Or so everyone told them. Why, then, was the trail of this seemingly obscure missing person strewn with danger, destruction and undeniable desire? Unless there was more to that kiss than Jamie Lee was willing to tell...? Matt knew firsthand about wanting to protect secrets. His was the deadliest of all: the two-fisted heat of a forbidden love.
Corinne Weatherby believes everyone on this planet has one true love. Just one. Okay, so the one she's picked is a shallow, inconsiderate womanizer-nothing a good breakup scene can't fix. Corinne comes from a legendary acting family, and there's a drama queen lurking just below her financial-controller surface. Her "I'm leaving you!"-which really means she's going on a two-week vacation-is bound to turn the boy around by the time she gets back. But her office buddy Matthew Relic overhears her performance and goes after her, determined to prove that he is her real one and only. So Matthew, the unadulterated accountant, reveals his alter ego: superstud. Whether it's revenge or the thrill of seeing Matthew suit-and- tie-less, Corinne is suddenly ready to play his Lois Lane.
She Walked Back Into His Life ... The last place Lisa Alvarez expected to find herself was babysitting for her ex-sister-in-law's three rambunctious kids. But when Maggie called her up and begged for time alone, something in Lisa made her say yes - for one weekend she'd leave behind the career she'd built and her new fiancé. But Lisa never expected her handsome ex-husband Nick to show up on the doorstep, walking back into her life, and taking over more than the weekend.... And His Heart Nick can't believe how Lisa has changed over the years - and how she's stayed the same. His heart still races when her eyes catch his, his pulse pounds when she's near. After tragedy pushed them apart, Nick spent eight years rebuilding his life and his soul. Can he risk losing his heart again, for a second chance at true love?
In Cupid, Texas, they say everyone has one true love. And if you write a letter to Cupid, you will get an answer in return . . . Now, from New York Times bestselling author Lori Wilde, read how the legend of Cupid began . . . All it took was one great love story Too bad for pretty young housemaid Millie Greenwood that her one true love is John Fant, the handsomest, wealthiest man in town. But in 1924, a maid--no matter how lovely--isnt about to marry into the towns foremost family, and John is on the verge of becoming betrothed to another. Everything seems hopeless until Millie writes a desperate letter to Cupid, and the most romantic legend of all is born . . .
Atlanta reporter Toni Shields will do whatever it takes to get a good story. So when she's arrested for sneaking around the mayor's house, she's prepared. What she's not prepared for is getting demoted--or her run-in with stubborn Adam Bayne, director of the local young men's rehab center. . . The first time Adam saw Toni, she was wrangling with the cops. Now she's looking for a scoop at Jacob House. Adam has no intention of letting her near his boys--yet as usual, her pushiness wins. And when she genuinely helps a teen in trouble, Adam sees a side of her that cares about more than just a headline. Soon, they become close--their attraction growing. But there's more to both their lives than meets the eye. Toni has a haunting family secret, one that is taking a great toll on her. And when she uncovers that Adam has a devastating past of his own, not only their relationship, but their futures, and their faith, lie in the balance. Praise for Man Enough for MeA sweet Christian romance. -Publishers WeeklyEnough drama, romance, and faith that keeps you turning pages. --Tiffany L. Warren, Essence® bestselling author
ONE HEATED RIVALRY... Sexy renegade treasure hunter Cassie Ashton and hunky by-the-book paleontologist Alex Martinelli are sworn enemies. She thinks he's a snooty Ph.D. with a womanizing streak (and denies his dangerously rugged appeal). He thinks she's just in it for the money (and pretends he doesn't notice those legs). Their legendary sparring is the source of much gossip across the rocky canyons of Wyoming, where they compete for discoveries. Yet the chemistry between them is blistering. ONE DANGEROUS FIND... To their dismay, Cassie and Alex are forced to team up to protect Cassie's latest discovery -- a priceless ancient skeleton. For it quickly becomes clear that someone will stop at nothing to steal it. Thrown together in the face of danger, the two rivals try to fight their passionate, long-suppressed attraction. But sometimes, when you're on the run and falling in love, there's only... ...ONE WAY OUT
For Wendy Rosnau's heroine, there's only One Way Out as she chooses between being her lover's mistress--or his wife.
He woke up naked and in bed with his boss's sister. . . After being caught in a compromising position, Russ Logan was forced into a shotgun engagement to Lynn McCall. At first, the ironhearted, solitary ranch foreman resisted. . . until he realized that this provocative spitfire who'd relinquished her virtue to him was most likely pregnant with his child! Beautiful, independent Lynn wasn't keen on a marriage based on duty - and knew better than to get involved with the most arrogant, irritating. . . and sexiest man shed ever known. But when Russ branded her with his kisses, Lynn forgot their engagement was only to protect her reputation, and began hoping that she was the woman he could truly love. . . .
Amber O'Neill wasn't tall enough to be a model, but the next best thing was working as PA to hunky Finn Fitzgerald, who ran his own Allure modeling agency. That Amber fell in love with Finn wasn't a surprise -- the fact that he fell in love with her was! They were engaged and blissfully happy, so there didn't seem any rush to marry, but after Amber gave an ill-advised interview to an unscrupulous journalist, it seemed there wasn't going to be a wedding at all. . .
One week is plenty of time to learn to look after a baby, right?Well, it had better be...because that's how long confirmed bachelor West Gallagher will be stuck with the little bundle of "joy" somebody left on his doorstep. Now he's also stuck with a very uptight-and very sexy-lady lawyer named Annie Robicheaux, who refuses to leave without the baby. And suddenly his house seems awfully small-and awfully hot....FOR BETTER...FOR WORSE...FOR A WEEK!-the seven days that turned two couples' lives topsy-turvy!"Hayley Gardner's latest (is) a must read."-Romantic Times
Will You Be My Bride? Woman after woman-from frumpy hausfraus to miniskirt-and-fishnet-stockinged vamps-is traipsing through Gina Delaney's mysterious-and sexy-neighbor's house. What is that tight-lipped scowling new man in town up to? she wonders. But she's not in the dark for long-Matt suddenly comes knocking on her door, asking her to be his pretend bride! Gina's curiosity finally gets the best of her, and she agrees. After all, what damage can happen in just a week? FOR BETTER...FOR WORSE...FOR A WEEK!-the seven days that turned two couples' lives topsy-turvy!
ONE WILLING WOMAN Life for researcher Emma Roberts was, well, dull as dishwater. So when she won a trip to sultry, romantic New Orleans she decided to live it up with...ONE WICKED MAN Michael Craig made Emma feel loved, desirable. Alive. His voice teased her, his bedroom eyes beckoned. At his touch, she was a goner, and together they shared...ONE WICKED NIGHT! A night that soon spelled D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R when Emma discovered Michael's true identity. Emma didn't get mad-she got even. Revenge would be sweet...and wicked!
Once the toast of the ton, Lottie Cummings is now notorious for beingdivorced. Shunned by society, the destitute beauty is lured to become a Covent Garden courtesan. Until a dangerous rake saves her with a scandalous offer. The illegitimate son of a duke, Ethan Ryder rose to the ranks of Napoleon's most trusted cavalry officer-until his capture landed him in England as a prisoner of war. Now on parole, Ethan is planning his most audacious coup yet. But he needs Lottie's help to create a spectacular diversion. Yet their pact ignites a passionate bond that may scandalize even these two wicked souls....
It's Tara Wilde's birthday, and all she wants is a one-night man. Tucker Carson is just the ticket. But they have more in common than they realize, starting with a shared fetish for hot cars. When Tucker returns home, he can't forget the woman who gave him a false name and toyed with his heart. When chance brings Tucker back to Tara's home town she thinks he's there for a temporary visit, and makes up for lost time. But when he steals her car and gets it into a wreck, she finds out she cares more about the man who lied to her than her beloved vehicle. With lies and the ghosts of her past in the way, will Tara keep her heart safe, or be driven on the road to passion?
New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller gave readers "a gift to treasure" (Romantic Times) with her acclaimed Springwater Seasons novels. Now, once again capturing the spirit of early America, she delivers a marvelous tale of love, family loyalty, and passionate desire on the Western frontier -- where fairy tales sometimes do come true. She was the only child of a rich and powerful rancher. He was the son of a drunken ne'er-do-well. But when eleven-year-old Luke Shardlow rescued eight-year-old Charity Barnham from drowning, she promised him one wish...any wish his heart might desire. Fifteen years later, Charity and Luke meet once more, but the gulf between them seems as wide as ever. Charity is engaged to a neighboring rancher her father has chosen for her. Luke still seems to be a Shardlow to the core -- a drifter, maybe even an outlaw, on a road to nowhere. But things are not always what they appear, for Luke has a few secrets to hide. And as a sweet, sensual passion begins to grow between them, Luke and Charity discover that the only wish either of them long to fulfill is to spend a sweet eternity in each other's arms -- no matter the cost.
Heather Graham's seductive Civil War trilogy begins with an unlikely Yankee forced to choose between loyalty to the cause and the love of a Southern belle. The privileged daughter of a Virginia plantation owner, Kiernan Miller can't imagine that her idyllic life will ever change--nor her days in the company of her devastatingly handsome neighbor, Jesse Cameron, a boy who returns her desire, kiss by tempestuous kiss. Then Jesse commits the one sin that Kiernan can never forgive: He abandons his roots for the Union army. Though Kiernan marries another, a part of her will always love the rebel in blue. To follow his conscience, Jesse Cameron must sacrifice his heart. He deserts his hometown, turns against his own brother, and rides away from the woman he loves. But he vows that it will not be forever. Now, bringing the war to Kiernan's front door, Jesse has returned as the enemy, intent on winning back the widow with emerald eyes and sun-kissed hair--the beauty who has branded him a traitor. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Flirting with Disaster, Taking Shots, and Long Simmering Spring.
the confession of a dying man, federal agent Rae Phillips lost her heart to a voice in the darkness, a hero whose face she never saw Two years later, everyone from that night has disappeared, and Rae is hostage to a captor as mysterious as he is seductive. A man whose face remains in shadow but whose voice is hauntingly familiar. #12;"I'm afraid a whisper is all he can manage," the doctor said.
Henrietta who grew up in a children's home now works part-time at a hospital to earn her living. One day, the decision to take home a stray cat found in the hospital's garden gives her the chance to talk to a charming doctor at the hospital, Adam. Soon after, Adam saves Henrietta from a grave illness and she is slowly drawn to him. But she feels his prestigious and wealthy life as a doctor is so different from her life. . . Will it ever happen?
Wedding bells are ringing in Fool's Gold, but not for Nevada Hendrix. Her triplet sisters are engaged, and even her mother has a more active love life than she does. Determined to make a fresh start, she applies for her dream job, only to discover that her new boss is her first love. Maybe she could overlook the fact that they've seen each other naked, but she'll never forget the way he broke her heart.Tucker Janack agrees to Nevada's "business only" ground rules. After all, love is a trap that the construction millionaire has avoided his whole life. But when great business partners turn out to be so much more, every rule gets broken. Will either of them be willing to try again...or will their past get in the way?
Award-winning author Jo Goodman writes stories that are sheer magic. Her unforgettable characters--spirited women and sensual men-hold readers spellbound. Now with ONLY IN MY ARMS, she concludes her beloved series featuring five different Irish sisters in a poignant, passionate tale of love and faith. A MAN ABOUT TO DIE... A WOMAN READY TO LIVE... Torn between devotion and a secret yearning for adventure and fulfillment, Mary Dennehy makes her choice. Shocking her family, she leaves the convent and her cloistered existence behind and sets out in search of a new life. But for a woman alone, the West can be a hostile and treacherous place. And no one is more dangerous-and irresistible- than Ryder McKay. Faithful to the Apaches who raised him, now sentenced to hang for a crime he didn't commit, Ryder is desperate enough to seize one last chance for freedom. Taking Mary Dennehy hostage, the army scout plots his daring escape. on a breathtaking journey into peril and forbidden passion that will test her faith and challenge both their hearts ... AND A LOVE THAT COULD SAVE THEM BOTH
The brilliant neurosurgeon has encountered many desperate people. But his next case is not simply a suffering patient for whom he is the last hope. It is Silvia--his only love. Now both of them are married. But even after all this time, he has not recovered from her unexplained disappearance on the even of their marriage--and thoughts of her have haunted him ever since.
From the moment they meet, Matt Boyd knows Rachel Wainwright is The One. Doesn't matter that he's from the wrong side of town or that her family has bigger plans for her. They belong together-and they defy the odds to be with each other. Contrary to what everyone says, they will make it. But when an unexpected tragedy drives a wedge between them, everything they share seems in jeopardy. Matt knows Rachel deserves the truth about what happened. Yet that truth could turn her away from him...forever. Before it's too late, he needs to remind her that this relationship is worth fighting for.
A MAN WORTH FIGHTING FOR Blair Enderby: Girl next door. Not the sort of woman a self-made millionaire like Matt Straith would ever want for a wife. But Blair never dreamed Matt had been harboring his passions for her. Nor did she ever expect to be summoned to his estate by a cryptic letter.... Someone wanted to frame the wealthy businessman, collect his fortune, get him out of the way. Everyone at the estate had motive. But Blair knew better. So did the killer. Only Blair hadn't betrayed Matt -- he would keep her out of harm's way at any cost. He d lost her once, and no madman would destroy their future now. A woman alone ... with no one to trust. Where can she run? Straight into the arms of HER PROTECTOR
You can't win if you don't play...Her town's lack of men may make headlines, but it isn't news to Dakota Hendrix. The beautiful blonde has bigger problems to deal with, such as overseeing the romance reality competition filming in Fool's Gold. Screening eligible bachelors is a difficult enough task, but Dakota hits an unexpected snag when a sexy stranger comes to town.Finn Anderssen will do anything to keep his twin brothers-- the perfect contestants-- off the show. Despite Dakota's better judgment, she finds herself drawn to the mysterious outsider. Like her, Finn knows about heartbreak and how a family can fall apart, so she doesn't dare to hope for anything more than a fling. After all, even in the Land of Happy Endings, finding true love is never as easy as it looks on TV.
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