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Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows he is her ideal mate... until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.<P> Look for the sequel, CROSSED, and the epic series finale, REACHED! (Both available on Bookshare)
Picking The Perfect Partner The dead always have a story to tell. All he has to do is wait for the truth to be revealed to him. The living trust him with their grief--and their dirty little secrets. Only then can he set about playing matchmaker, uniting the dead with their true soul mates. . . for all eternity. . . Exhuming a body is the last thing former FBI profiler Greer Lomax wants to do. Just the thought of it brings on the panic attacks shes fought for two years. Now, as deputy sheriff, Greer Lomax is going to have to face her darkest fears. Because the body shes exhumed isnt alone. Hes joined by a young woman whose name is on a missing persons list. The one person Greer can call for help is FBI agent Ash Keller. Ash hasnt forgotten the hot blonde with the too-sexy smile and he hasnt forgiven her for leaving him behind when she quit the Bureau. Working the case sparks the attraction theyve tried to deny for too long and unleashes a passion they cant control--one that could blind them to the most dangerous mistakes of the past. . . Jamie Denton surrendered a long time career as a legal assistant to pursue her passion for writing when she sold her first attempt at a contemporary romance to Harlequin Books four days before Christmas in 1994. Since then, this History and Humanities major has gone on to make the bestseller lists and win several notable awards, including a nomination for Reviewers Choice Award for Best Harlequin Temptation from Romantic Times, back to back RITA nominations as well as a National Readers Choice Award nomination for Best Erotic Romance. For information about Jamie and her upcoming releases, visit her website at www. jamiedenton. net, or email her at jamie@jamiedenton. net.
Ainsley Danville's got only one thing on her mind - proving her genius for sniffing out soul mates, so she sets up Dr. Ivan Donovan with her sister.
The Matchmaker's Happy Ending: An uplifting new tale celebrating Mothers in a Million.Professional matchmaker Marnie Franklin is delighted when she finally finds a great guy for her widowed mom-until she discovers that the man's son is none other than Jack Knight. Successful and dreamy-looking he may be, but she blames Jack for destroying her father's business. With her mother totally smitten with his dad, Marnie can't avoid Jack.... Well, not without destroying her mom's well-deserved happiness.Soon Jack is forcing her to reconsider what really happened all those years ago. He's determined to show her that her own Mr. Right is indeed right under her nose!Reader Favorite-Boardroom Bride and GroomLawyer Nick isn't used to spending his time at a children's charity picnic, but it makes him see his beautiful colleague Carolyn in a whole new light....
There's instant chemistry between Ainsley Danville's brother Matt and her friend Peyton but it was just a one-night fling.
Ainsley Danville is determined to find a man who will make her sister Miranda part of a perfect pair.
DETERMINED BACHELOROne matchmaking niece was way more than Cooper Channahon could handle. Even for a rugged full-fledged bachelor like Cooper, the doe-eyed teenager's ridiculously romantic schemes were impossible to ignore. Especially when they involved one very seductive woman by the name of L.J. Livingston.RELUCTANT BRIDEL.J. didn't doubt for a minute that darling little Mona was up to her ears in matchmaking mischief, but she was finding it impossible to resist the beguiling teenager-or the girl's hot-tempered uncle. But surely she wouldn't fall for a man who was utterly unattainable!
The stick was blue -- and positive! Any way she looked at it, Denise Torrances's well-ordered life was about to turn upside-down . . . and all because of an unexpected night with the man of her dreams! So when that very man insisted they marry for their child's sake, Denise could only hope Mike Ryan would be the groom of her dreams, too . . . There was no denying the passion that burned between them -- her handsome new husband's desire for her hadn't cooled a bit. But dare Denise hope to win his heart.
After arguing with her live-in boyfriend about his inability to commit, Peggy Adams flies to a friend's bachelorette party in Las Vegas, and wakes up next to a man she can't remember. Hung-over and miserable, she sneaks out of the sleeping man's hotel room and returns home to New York, where her boyfriend apologizes for the fight and gives her a Tiffany box containing a pre-engagement ring. Not what she expected, but close enough! The next day she receives a phone call from the Las Vegas one-night stand, Luke, claiming she's already married to him--and he faxes her the license for proof! Both are ready for an annulment, until Peggy arrives in quaint New Nineveh, CT, where Luke cares for his Great Aunt, and the old woman makes Peggy an offer she can't refuse.
He was rich, powerful and every woman's fantasy. Although many had tried to lasso Jacobsville's sought-after bachelor, none had managed to catch Matt Caldwell's eye. However, mysterious Leslie Murfy was about to change all that. For the cynical tycoon's spirited new employee roused his temper like no one ever had before. And despite his fierce denial, her soft vulnerability also brought out his every protective instinct. After sampling her soul-searing kisses, Matt was sorely tempted to possess the enticing innocent who clearly ached for a man's tender touch. Still, this Long, Tall Texan wasn't about to let down his guard until he sweet-talked Leslie into surrendering her heart! Silhouette Special Edition #1297
The Sisters of Bethlehem Springs series delivers exactly what readers have been waiting for: smart, confident women who are not afraid to defy convention, live their own dreams, and share their lives if the right man comes along. In "A Matter of Character," book three in the Sisters of Bethlehem Springs series, it's 1918, and Daphne McKinley, heiress to a small fortune, has found contentment in the town of Bethlehem Springs. But Daphne has a secret. A series of dime novels loosely based on local lore and featuring a nefarious villain known as Rawhide Rick has enjoyed modest popularity among readers. Nobody in Bethlehem Springs knows the man behind the stories except Daphne. When newspaperman Joshua Crawford comes to town searching for the man who sullied the good name of his grandfather, Daphne finds herself at a crossroads, reassessing the power of her words, re-thinking how best to honor her gifts, and reconsidering what she wants out of life.
Miss Emma Grenville has had her fill of pig-headed noblemen who believe women exist solely to satisfy men. And her arrogant new landlord, the Duke of Wycliffe, is the worst of the lot! The too-attractive cad wants to triple the rent on Emma's finishing school for young ladies to help get his newly inherited estate out of debt. Well, he clearly needs educating-about women. And Emma is just the one to enlighten him. The sinfully handsome duke has never met a woman he couldn't seduce and outwit. And now that he's tricked Emma into a wager, he has the stubborn headmistress right where he wants her. But the confirmed bachelor underestimates the quick-witted and surprisingly sensual Miss Grenville. For she may be leading him to a place neither dreams they'll ever go-to the altar.
Sometimes scandal is worth more than its weight in gold. Love was folly, in Prudence Wellbourne's innocence. Now well-coined, sophisticated and wiser, she can easily live without it. But the one man who holds the key to her stubborn heart calls that belief into question. Fifteen years has done nothing to cool Argyle Clairmonte's desire for Prudence. His bold attempt to regain her love lands him in Newgate prison and the Bailey court. Only Prudence's public admission of the truth, despite the scandal it will bring, can save him from the bitter consequences of his foiled plans. Is hindsight the cure for love's recklessness? Prudence must find an eloquent answer, or watch Argyle swing from The Tyburn Tree. Content warning: Sensual historical romance with sensual sex scenes.
A year ago Kayla Marceilo had it all -- a great job in Boston and a handsome, successful fiance who loved the Lord... or so she thought. When Ty turned out to be a liar, Kayla's world was shattered. Moving back home seemed like a good way to try to pick up the pieces. Just when she feels like everything's falling into place, Ty reappears in her life, claiming to have changed. But has he? Ty Lawrence is sorry for his past. Tragedy and heartache made him hit rock bottom and realize what truly matters. He's changed his ways and his hoping for a simpler, more meaningful life in Farrington... and another chance with Kayla. When Ty's past catches up with him and he's accused of defrauding his former company, can he ever earn Kayla's trust -- and love -- back?
She loved one Brennan brother -- but she married the other... Kristen had known the Brennan boys forever. She'd loved Luke as a friend, but she'd been in love with Matt for as long as she could remember. Then, just before her 18thbirthday, the army posted Matt to Africa. Months later the dreaded telegram arrived: Missing, presumed dead. Young, scared, and pregnant, Kristen turned to her friend Luke. Together they agreed that getting married would be best for her baby. Slowly Luke and Kristen turned their marriage of convenience into a real one, and a second baby was born. Then five years later, Matt Brennan -- the man she'd never stopped loving -- came home....
Every December twenty-fifth, Rebeccah Rickman volunteers through her synagogue so that others can celebrate Christmas. Her usual mitzvah, or good deed, is assisting police officer Jeremy Kohler. But this year is different: this year, Becca is free to act on the attraction that has long simmered between her and the sexy cop.Jeremy couldn't have asked for a better gift than discovering the woman he's fantasized about for five long years is single. But when he learns about the violence that broke up Becca's marriage, he's hesitant to pursue her. He fears his desires will scare her away-but can't deny his own need for control in the bedroom. Or his longing to instruct her in the fine art of submission...Becca is shocked to learn that Jeremy is a sexual dominant. And despite her past, she's also aroused. But before she can explore what that means, she's going to have to put her trust in Jeremy-and her own fledgling desires.
Micah Sloane knows almost everything there is to know about Risa Clay, including the vicious betrayal she endured years ago and the distrust she's harbored ever since. The only way for the Elite Ops agent to uncover an assassin--and banish the ghosts of his own dark past--is to use Risa as bait. But nothing has prepared him for her disarming blend of innocence and sensuality, or for his overwhelming need to protect her...Risa has spent six years rebuilding her life. And now, to save it, she must pose as Micah's lover and draw a killer into the open. It's a risky plan--especially with a man as powerfully seductive as Micah. But, as their charade becomes reality, Risa realizes the greatest danger may lie in losing her heart forever...
Years after she is driven from England to the new world frontier, Lady Verity Talbot reencounters her lost love, the vengeful Miles Broderick, who is unaware that Verity desperately seeks their missing child.From the Paperback edition.
In Alison Kents brand-new novel set in Miamis sultry South Beach, Finn finds a woman who can melt his ice-cool exterior with one look, and a case that could land them both in hot water. . . Finn McLain is no stranger to unusual assignments. But the gorgeous stranger who just asked him to photograph her for an erotic art exhibit--thats definitely a first. Finn came to Miami to dig into the personal life of boutique manager Roland Green for a lovesick gallery owner, and hadnt planned on sticking around. But the boutiques owner, Olivia Hammond, has just made him a proposal thats as hard to ignore as Olivia herself. Shes got caramel-kissed skin, a body that makes grown men tremble, and a wild sideline as an exhibitionist. Ooookay. Yet despite her willingness to "let people look," Finns convinced theres a hell of a lot Olivias not revealing. And thats the most intriguing prospect of all. . . Olivia has never been shy about using her sexuality to get what she wants. But then, shes never wanted a man quite the way she wants Finn. What he thinks about her shouldnt matter, yet it does. Through every candid photograph and every heated encounter, Finn is getting closer, intent on getting beneath her shell--and for once, Olivia is tempted to let him. But first they have to contend with the fact that Finns simple investigation into Roland Green is getting dangerously complicated. . . and Olivia isnt the only person in town whos not what she claims to be. In a city throbbing with sex appeal, two wary lovers are about to play the ultimate game of show and tell, where temptation is raw, wild, and hot enough to make you sizzle. . . ". . . sizzles and thrills, with characters so sexy they scorch the pages!" --Tess Gerritsen ARomanceReview. com says, " Alison Kent is well on her way to becoming a single title phenomenon. " Patricia Rouse of Rouses Romance Readers Groups says, "Alison Kent segues from series into mainstream romance brilliantly with her stunning spy series for Kensington Brava!" Romantic Times says, "Kent combines James Bond-like characters with realistic plots to provide readers with plenty of fast-paced action and pulse-pounding intrigue. " Alison is thrilled to be writing erotic romance for Kensington Brava.
Elizabeth: Kitchen maid who smells like bleach. The Duchess: Gorgeous noblewoman who bathes in champagne. Elizabeth: Max's soul mate. The Duchess: Max's fiancée. Elizabeth: Ready to do whatever it takes to show him how I feel. The Duchess: Already doing exactly that. Elizabeth: Gulp.
"Money can't buy everything." That's what Ros told the arrogant Dan Maxton when he tried to buy the run-down stables she'd inherited from his grandfather. Everything she held dear was wrapped up in the studio she'd established there--and she fought tooth and nail to hang on to her principles. It wasn't easy--especially when she realized whichever way she turned, her future happiness was at stake. Even more difficult was admitting that she'd fallen for a man who came from such a different world than her own!
Sabrina Starling doesn't need love. She has fame as a concert violinist, houses on three continents, and available women for company. Nothing can shake her except the memory of her first love.
Colleen Hoover, the New York Times bestselling author of Maybe Someday, brilliantly brings to life the story of the wonderfully hilarious and charismatic Warren in a new novella, Maybe Not.When Warren has the opportunity to live with a female roommate, he instantly agrees. It could be an exciting change. Or maybe not. Especially when that roommate is the cold and seemingly calculating Bridgette. Tensions run high and tempers flare as the two can hardly stand to be in the same room together. But Warren has a theory about Bridgette: anyone who can hate with that much passion should also have the capability to love with that much passion. And he wants to be the one to test this theory. Will Bridgette find it in herself to warm her heart to Warren and finally learn to love? Maybe. Maybe not.
As a regular at gay hotspot Pot O Gold, Ezra Kelley avoids his tangled emotions with the simplicity of one-night stands and attachment-free hookups. Until the night bartender Donner Davis picks him up off the floor after a misunderstanding and too much tequila. Ezra can't remember the last time someone was...nice. It's more than he deserves.Witnessing his lover's death two years ago has Donner trapped in a holding pattern-living in his sister's basement, working at the Pot and flirting with the customers. He's not above spending a night with the gorgeous Ezra, but love is not in the cards. That's more than he's ready for.A passionate night leads to a connection neither man expects, and they take the first steps to something that looks like a real relationship. But Ezra's been running from himself so long he doesn't know how to live any other way. And Donner can't risk his heart just to lose everything again. They'll both need the strength to let go of the past if they want to get it right this time.61,000 words
The New York Times bestselling author of Bet Me, Tell Me Lies and Welcome to Temptation delivers her long-awaited novel. Andie Miller is ready to move on in life. She wants to marry her fiancé and leave behind everything in her past, especially her ex-husband, North Archer. But when Andie tries to gain closure with him, he asks one final favor of her before they go their separate ways forever. A very distant cousin of his has died and left North as the guardian of two orphans who have driven out three nannies already, and things are getting worse. He needs a very special person to take care of the situation and he knows Andie can handle anything. When Andie meets the two children she quickly realizes things are much worse than she feared. The place is a mess, the children, Carter and Alice, aren't your average delinquents, and the creepy old house where they live is being run by the worst housekeeper since Mrs. Danvers. What's worse, Andie's fiancé thinks this is all a plan by North to get Andie back, and he may be right. Andie's dreams have been haunted by North since she arrived at the old house. And that's not the only haunting. What follows is a hilarious adventure in exorcism, including a self-doubting parapsychologist, an annoyed medium, her Tarot-card reading mother, an avenging ex-mother-inlaw, and, of course, her jealous fiancé. And just when she thinks things couldn't get more complicated, North shows up on the doorstep making her wonder if maybe this time things could be different between them. If Andie can just get rid of all the guests and ghosts, she's pretty sure she can save the kids, and herself, from the past. But fate might just have another thing n mind.
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