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Sasha Townsend always plays it safe--in life and in love--until an unexpected inheritance brings her to the lushly tropical Florida Keys. There, beneath the hot sun of Magic Key, she begins to relax and renew. . . until she's summoned to the neighboring estate by it's enigmatic owner, Cay Ellis. The handsome millionaire's highhanded ways and infuriating demands awaken Sasha to emotions and a world available only in her imagination. From the moment Cay first lays eyes on Sasha he knows she's trouble. Not only does she refuse his claim on her property, but she insists in poking her nose in where it doesn't belong. For all is not what it seems on Magic Key, and though Cay would do anything to keep Sasha in his protective embrace, he knows that by falling in love with this beautiful woman he's taking the greatest chance of his life.
The beloved New York Times bestselling Dominick TrilogyRhea blinked in disbelief. "What an insufferable man you are. And whether you are, as you would have me believe, a marquis, or whether you are a tinker, I would still find you the rudest, most vulgar individual I have ever had the misfortune to encounter.""Well done, my dear. I am impressed by this splendid show of ladylike disdain, feigned though it be, but well done nonetheless. But the light of truth has revealed you in my cabin. Now, how do you explain yourself out of that?"Lady Rhea Claire, kidnapped and shipped to the Colonies as an indentured servant, manages with wits and courage to escape...straight into the arms of a ruthless English pirate.For all his worldly ways, Dante Leighton, Marquis of Jacqobi and captain of the Sea Dragon, never expected to discover his redemption and his greatest treasure within the amethyst eyes of a beautiful English refugee.Praise for Laurie McBain: "Ms. McBain's flare for the romantic intermingled with suspense will keep the reader riveted to the story until the last page."-Affaire de Coeur"Vivid sense of description, colorful characters...I found myself happily lost in the magnificence of the storytelling."-Los Angeles Herald ExaminerDominick Trilogy: Moonstruck Madness Chance the Winds of FortuneDark Before the Rising Storm
2nd EditionAfter working nonstop for two years, actor Eric Pawlowski desperately needs a respite from his grueling schedule and the crippling migraines that come with it. Thinking that a few weeks in a secluded cottage is just the thing, his vacation gets off to a rough start when he almost mows down the only other guy who lives on the remote road. Fortunately Thomas is quick to forgive, and soon he, Eric, and Eric's two dogs are palling around like they've known each other for years. But when Eric witnesses Thomas coldly order a lost stranger off his property, he starts to question how well he knows him. Despite a mutual attraction that has Eric cursing every time a well-meaning member of the nearby small town interrupts their attempts to get intimate, Eric wonders if acting on his desire for Thomas will get him involved in a situation he shouldn't be in. When his rented cabin catches fire in the middle of the night and the firemen call it arson, it confirms Eric's suspicions. To keep Eric with him, it's up to Thomas to come clean about who he is... and his involvement in a decade-old web of tragedy and revenge into which Eric has unwittingly walked.First Edition published by Silver Publishing, 2010.
Baby, I'm Yours Charismatic caterer Raina Martin knows a lot of things: how to whip up a soufflé, how to throw a party and how to be independent. One thing she doesn't know is how to be a mother. So when a cruel twist of fate claims her sister's life and leaves Raina with custody of her six-year-old niece, Zoe, Raina can think of only one place to turn. Zoe's father has to be out there somewhere, and she intends to find him. When sexy sports agent Spencer Davis is confronted by the feisty beauty, he is torn. He does not believe he is the father of Raina's niece. Yet he is reluctant to let the beguiling chef slip away. Soon he and Raina are engaged in a passionate liaison that is both unwise and inevitable. With Zoe's parentage still in question, Spencer knows their relationship may be short-lived. But his longing for Raina is quickly outweighing his judgment, and he is willing to risk everything on the chance that they might be meant for each other....
She's driving everybody stark, raving mad. . . Team owner Sam Kincaid will bet his reputation that eighteen-year-old Michael McIntyre has a Super Nova future in racing. If only his overprotective mother would exit stage left. To be blunt, Michael's adviser is driving Sam crazy. She's gorgeous, she's smart, she's opinionated and she's totally in his face! Tess can't believe her whiz-kid son has quit school for NASCAR! Problem is, she was prepared to hate Sam, the person responsible for derailing her son's academic future. But Sam isn't the risk-taking adrenaline junkie she expected. In fact, the situation is much worse. Their undeniable attraction is leaving her breathless!
When your mom thinks she's Amelia Earhart, navigating high school, first love, and family secrets is like flying solo without a map. Driver's ed and a first crush should be what Alex Winchester is stressed out about in high school -- and she is. But what's really on her mind is her mother. Why is she dressing in Dad's baggy khaki pants with a silk scarf around her neck? What is she planning when she pores over maps in the middle of the night? When did she stop being Mom and start being Amelia Earhart? Alex tries to keep her budding love life apart from the growing disaster at home as her mother sinks further into her delusions. But there are those nights, when everyone else is asleep, when it's easier to confide in Amelia than it ever was to Mom. Now, as Amelia's flight plans become more intense, Alex is increasingly worried that Amelia is planning her final flight -- the flight from which she never returns. What could possibly be driving Mom's delusions, and how far will they take her?
A Something in Common novellaTreble Duo, the haven facility, is now up and running, and that is Theron Longoria's one and only focus until he sees Aristotle Berkus. He's met the grouchy, crowd-hating man several times, but each time, Theron is more and more intrigued. After meeting Theron, Aristotle realizes what a wonderful mystery of a man he's found, and although he plans on taking things slow, he's not planning on letting Theron go. Between a barbecue get-together and a chance to help a little girl find a new home, Theron and Aristotle discover they need each other to navigate the new life they are starting together.
A brand spanking new, rejacketed B format edition featuring a letter from Jackie Collins to her fans. . . Gino Santangelo - a boy from the New York slums carves himself a crime empire that takes him all the way to the top. His daughter, Lucky, proves herself to be as deadly as her father. Sensual and provocative, she is too much like him not to make a bid for his empire. . . Chancesspins through six decades like a giant roulette wheel, where the high stakes are on big money, dangerous sex and irresistible power.
A test of passion. . . Dione Williams knew what it was like to be young and pregnant with nowhere to go. Years later, through hard work and sheer force of will, she had provided a good life for her daughter and started a successful home for teenage mothers and their babies. But from the moment television producer Garrett Lawrence began a story on the teen center, Dione's hard-won confidence was shaken. How could a man she found so attractive and intelligent be so cynical about unwed mothers? Battling her conflicted emotions, Dione would have to defend the work she believed in--even if it cost her a love that promised a lifetime of happiness. A test of love. . . Garrett didn't think much of "irresponsible" teen mothers. He knew firsthand the misery of being given away and searching for the acceptance he never could seem to find. Although he found himself drawn closer and closer to Dione because of her independence and passionate determination, his painful past kept getting in the way. Now Garrett and Dione must find their way to each other through a search only the heart can undertake--and only love can bring.
When Chance Randell helped deliver Joy Spencer's baby, he had no idea this stubborn city girl would stand in the way of his dream. This mother-daughter duo were now the owners of his neighbor's ranch-the land Chance planned to buy. Surely a fair-haired beauty-even one who stirred a yearning inside him, making him want things he couldn't afford to want-couldn't run a ranch alone?Chance offered his help, but learned this widowed single mom needed more than muscle. She needed to keep her wealthy in-laws from gaining custody of her baby. And all Chance had to say to make the ranch his own was "I do!"
JUST ONE OF THE BOYS Chancy Freedman had grown up on the Bar Q ranch. She had learned how to rope and ride, and the ranch hands had looked out for her "best they could." But they couldn't teach her the art of being a lady, and poor Chancy had made it to her twentieth birthday without learning how. And then Clifford Robertson rode into town... Cliff was a real cowboy, with an easy, long-legged stride and a confident air. Nothing rattled this dude--until the irrepressible Chancy roped him in. The virginal beauty had decided Cliff would make a most appropriate teacher. That wily wrangler was in for the ride of his life!
Leticia Langley is used to fighting for what she wants. That's how she wound up being the first in her family to graduate from college. So what if she's never had a date? All that's about to change when she gets herself a job as a food columnist for The Journal--and treats herself to a makeover that will transform her life.With her hot weave and a dazzling new wardrobe that shows off her curves, the opposite sex suddenly takes a shine to Leticia. Except for Max Baldwin--a colleague who accuses her of trying to knock him down on her stampede up the corporate ladder. But Leticia is determined to stand her ground and get her due. And as she finds herself being offered more tantalizing prospects, including a trip to Africa, she also wins the respect--and admiration--of her handsome one-time nemesis, Max. Now she'll have to decide if she wants to let down her guard, and let in the one man she could get serious about. Praise for the Novels of Gwynne Forster. . . ". . .Wise and wonderful as it points out, once again, the importance of honesty and appreciating what you have while you have it." --Publishers Weekly on A Different Kind of Blues "Touching, thought-provoking, and will make you think twice about ever keeping secrets from the one you love." --Kimberla Lawson Roby, New York Times bestselling author on If You Walked in My Shoes
The Change in Di Navarra's Plan The scent of success Holly Craig once naively gave in to the practiced charms of playboy Drago Di Navarra...but now she'll prove he's met his match! Drago never forgot the girl who betrayed him. But when he uncovers the secret she's been hiding, all of his carefully laid plans will unravel! Unnoticed and Untouched Putting the personal in PA! Gold diggers are an occupational hazard for Lorenzo D'Angeli. So he extends his PA's job description to cover evening events! Renzo loses his cool when he sees his formerly frumpy PA dressed to kill...but Faith Black knows this playboy well-she'll guard her heart fiercely!
Shifter pack master Josh doesn't know his human lover is using him. Rachel doesn't know he isn't human. Change In the Light by Tami Lund is a wonderful addition to her paranormal romance series Lightbearer. Book 4 will have you on the edge of your seat as hearts become entangled and two worlds collide. It's anybody's guess where the pieces will fall and who will survive.As the pack master to the Detroit shifter pack, Josh Tigre is obligated to take a mate and produce offspring to carry on his family line. Problem is, the woman he falls for is human. According to the rules of the pack, he can never tell her about his true nature, which means at some point, he has to give her up.Rachel Whitaker is a human woman trying to survive in a world in which it seems the cards are always stacked against her. When she's forced to seduce Josh in exchange for her own life, the task is no hardship--until she falls for the one she is supposed to help destroy.Rachel decides to fight back against the man manipulating her life, starting in motion a chain of events that adversely affect two worlds--and she doesn't even know it.Content Notes: Spicy, Paranormal, Medical, Fairies, Magic, Shifters, Other Weres
Nothing is going to stop Nel Parker from raising her fledgling real estate agency to the top of the heap. When she returns two dogs to a million-dollar mansion with a dumpster in the driveway, she thinks the house is her lucky break. But the owner turns out to be a moody professional baseball player with a complicated agenda of his own, leaving Nel to fear her plans for real estate domination are doomed.Centerfielder Grey Kemmons is spending the off-season renovating the house he inherited from his father. It's a miserable job, but he's doing it anyway - because somebody has to pay back the money his father stole. When a spitfire of a woman in a surprisingly attractive package shows up wanting to list the house, he agrees to pacify her with a tour, never expecting the mutually beneficial business relationship that ensues.As weeks go by, business turns to pleasure with Nel and Grey believing the temporary nature of their time together will protect their hearts. Too bad nothing can protect them or prepare them for love.Sensuality Level: Sensual
Hooked...By Miss Independent?One glance at fiercely single Laurel Redmond, and Sawyer Fortune was a goner. It wasn't her blond hair or her blue eyes-super-rich, super-flirtatious Sawyer could have his pick of beauties in Red Rock. No, what made Laurel stand out was her unspoken message that she just wasn't that into him.All Laurel really wanted was for the cocky, well-heeled rancher to leave her alone. She'd lived enough heartache to know that Sawyer was trouble she just couldn't afford. Yet the trademark Fortune charm was slowly reeling her in. All right, she thought, what would be the harm of just one...little...affair? No harm at all-until Mr. I Don't suddenly decided he wanted a bride!
Tomoki Yonemura, vocalist with popular British rock band Traction Yen, is celebrating New Year's Eve in Japan during their tenth anniversary tour when he pulls a fortune at a temple. He thinks nothing of its promises for love in the new year--until back home in London, he meets Alex MacKinzey, a gruff auto mechanic who helps him out of a tight spot. Neither expects the strength of love that develops throughout the year, but it will be put to the test as Tomoki's fame clashes with Alex's insecurities. Fortune brought them together, but will it also tear them apart?A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2013 Advent Calendar package "Heartwarming".
It was a hard lesson, but Libby Cameron learned it...twelve years ago. Now her ex-husband has moved to town, but Libby's too smart to go down that road again. Doing the smart thing isn't easy, though, once she discovers that Trent is caring for a sweet and sad little girl all by himself. Kylie Baker needs her, and Libby can't ignore that fact. Nor can she ignore the long-dormant feelings that Trent has awoken. But how can she forget their previous life together or the times he let her down? Has Trent really changed? Can the wrong man ever become the right one?
Change of Heart: Book OneAs a young gay man--and a werepanther--all Jin Rayne yearns for is a normal life. Having fled his past, he wants nothing more than to start over, but Jin's old life doesn't want to let him go. When his travels bring him to a new city, he crosses paths with the leader of the local were-tribe. Logan Church is a shock and an enigma, and Jin fears that Logan is both the mate he fears and the love of his life. Jin doesn't want to go back to the old ways, and mating would irrevocably tie him to them. But Jin is the mate Logan needs at his side to help him lead his tribe, and he won't give Jin up so easily. It will take time and trust for Jin to discover the joy in belonging to Logan and how to love without restraint.The story draws you in from the first scene and never releases its hold until the final sentence. 5 of 5 nymphs Scandalous Minx @ Literary Nymphs With secondary characters that are just as strongly written and a story that runs smoothly this engrossing story will keep the reader's attention till the very last page. 5 of 5 stars Lydia @ Rainbow Reviews
Two childhood playmates grow into more than just friends in #1 New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux's full-length romantic novel based on her short story of the same name.In the hugely popular, New York Times bestseller A Holiday of Love, Jude Deveraux wrote a novella about two kids playing matchmakers-Eli and Chelsea, best friends who were determined to find true love for Eli's bighearted mother. But what happens when these ambitious children grow up? What exactly made Eli's mother, Miranda, fall in love with Frank all those years ago? And how does that affect their future together?Eli and Chelsea lost touch with each other over the years, until Eli bought a house in his father's hometown of Edilean, Virginia, and invited Chelsea for a visit. She had her own life, and was certain that a childhood friendship couldn't be anything more, but she went nonetheless-and found herself quite unprepared for the changes she saw in Eli. And neither of them were prepared to run into a mystery, with a family that needed to be rescued. Now, just like when they were children, they must join together to straighten out a very big problem. The question is what happens after the mystery is solved; they are very different people-so can they stay together?Combining love and passion with sweet, unexpected twists, and shedding new light on Miranda and Frank's relationship, Change of Heart is an unforgettable addition to Deveraux's classic bestselling novels.
Two childhood playmates grow into more than just friends in #1 New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux's full-length romantic novel based on her short story of the same name.In the hugely popular, New York Times bestseller A Holiday of Love, Jude Deveraux wrote a novella about two kids playing matchmakers--Eli and Chelsea, best friends who were determined to find true love for Eli's bighearted mother. But what happens when these ambitious children grow up? What exactly made Eli's mother, Miranda, fall in love with Frank all those years ago? And how does that affect their future together?Eli and Chelsea lost touch with each other over the years, until Eli bought a house in his father's hometown of Edilean, Virginia, and invited Chelsea for a visit. She had her own life, and was certain that a childhood friendship couldn't be anything more, but she went nonetheless--and found herself quite unprepared for the changes she saw in Eli. And neither of them were prepared to run into a mystery, with a family that needed to be rescued. Now, just like when they were children, they must join together to straighten out a very big problem. The question is what happens after the mystery is solved; they are very different people--so can they stay together?Combining love and passion with sweet, unexpected twists, and shedding new light on Miranda and Frank's relationship, Change of Heart is an unforgettable addition to Deveraux's classic bestselling novels.
They've spent their lives pushing each other away, but what will happen when they need each other most?Anita Martin doesn't expect much from life. Growing up on the street, bouncing from one foster home to another, she learned to rely only on herself. Even after she finally found a loving family to take her in, she was still an outsider-something Abraham, one of the family's older sons, never let her forget. Abraham Evans doesn't know how Ani always manages to get under his skin, only that's she's been doing it since they were teens. She is-and always has been-undeniably gorgeous. But he's never met anyone as pissed off at the world as Ani. For fifteen years, Ani and Bram have agreed on exactly one thing: they can't stand each other-until one night when their anger gives way to passion. Yet even as Ani and Bram begin to secretly seek comfort in one another's arms, they remain emotionally worlds apart. When Ani's life takes a dramatic turn and she realizes she needs more than Bram can give, their fragile, no-strings relationship unravels. One way or another, Ani is determined to survive. But when Bram finally admits his true feelings, he may discover Ani has moved on without him . . .
A modern new century brings a young Amish woman an unexpected new life--and a chance to discover love's true way home...Ohio, 1899. Soft-spoken midwife Becca Yost lived by her Amish faith's strict rules--until her fiancé jilted her before their entire community. She's never been away from home, but the bustling Englischer town of Massillon, Ohio, is a welcome unexpected refuge. Especially when she goes to work for Dr. Matt Carrington, who shares her passion for healing those in need. His outgoing spirit and gentle strength show Becca a surprising new world of choices--and irresistible love. But there is one formidable obstacle: Matt's wealthy mother is determined her son will marry a society woman.With her newfound resolve challenged, Becca decides that she and Matt must not be destined for each other after all. She accepts that she will have to forge a life alone--until a wrenching crisis and life-changing revelations teach her that true faith lies in all things, especially impossible second chances. . .
IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT It was February 13... And Liz Cabot was out with her girlfriends celebrating her engagement. She didn't expect to run into her first love, Colby Sommers. Or spend the night making heated passionate love with this long, lean Texas heartbreaker... On Valentine's morning Colby woke with a grin. His night with Lizzie had been pure magic. And the day he had planned ahead...well, it was gonna be a hearts-and-flowers, romantic kind of day. He'd show his little filly he'd never forgotten her, never stopped loving her. Expect when Colby rolled over in the tousled sheets to claim Liz, he came up empty-handed. She was gone! It Happened One Night... A single sizzling night of love...could lead anywhere!
Bad luck has plagued Leah McCarran most of her life, until the tide turns and she lands her new dream job as a therapist at Heart Fire Ranch. But when her car breaks down and she finds herself stranded, the playboy who shows up to her rescue makes Leah wonder if her luck just went from bad to worse.Gage Granger has risen above the circumstances of his youth, enough that people now believe he has the Midas touch, especially in business. But when one mistake suddenly threatens everything he's built, he takes some time to visit family near Heart Fire and figure a way out of the mess. The last thing he expects to find is a feisty therapist who needs his help, even if she won't admit it.Leah learned a long time ago that other people will always let her down. She doesn't want that kind of hurt again, but Gage isn't giving up. And finding out he's staying next door isn't going to make it any easier to avoid the kind man who is set on changing her heart.An Avon Romance
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