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Le Devin is a French island that is home to a woman named Mado. After a long time spent away from the island, Nado returns to find that the area that contained her childhood home is in jeopardy. While trying to save this important place, Nado encounters a shadey businessman, gets involved in mysterious local politics, discovers family secrets, tries to reconcile with her estranged father, and falls in love.
WHAT WAS THE TRUTH ABOUT PENNY?Nurse Alexandra Dobbs met a distinguished Dutch doctor,Taro van Dresselhuys, when he asked her to help with Penny, a teenager with amnesia. Before long, Alexandra had fallen in love with Taro-and Penny did, too.It had to be a teenage crush.Yet Taro did little to discourage the girl, and when he began to side with Penny against her, Alexandra began to have suspicions about Penny....
When cocktails once a week isn't enough, three friends form the Cocktail Club--but what begins as social drinking quickly morphs into something far more sinister.Ivee Henderson is a media consultant accustomed to being in control. But when her drinking goes from casual to reckless, she's forced to pay a price that's higher than any check she could ever write. A stay-at-home mom, Darby Jaxon is fed up with her life. She starts secretly drinking to get through each day and to hide her dirty little secret: the fact that she can't stop thinking about the drunk driver who killed her sister--mainly because she's drawn to him like a moth to a flame. For single mom Peta Nixon, under the influence is the only way she can stomach her ex-husband. Since their separation (because of his bed-hopping habits), they can't seem to keep their hands off each other--that is, until one night, when her drinking ends it all for good. Everything is more manageable after a few drinks--or so it seems for the ladies in The Cocktail Club. Problems shrink, work is less stressful, and love finally has clarity. But is drinking really the answer or is a dark payback waiting for them at the bottom of each cocktail?
Following her husband's death in a suspicious car accident, beautiful young widow Joan Medford is forced to take a job serving drinks in a cocktail lounge to make ends meet and to have a chance of regaining custody of her young son. At the job she encounters two men who take an interest in her, a handsome young schemer who makes her blood race and a wealthy but unwell older man who rewards her for her attentions with a $50,000 tip and an unconventional offer of marriage. . .
Coco Chanel and Composer Igor Stravinsky. Their love affair inspired their art. Their art defined an era. In 1913, at the premiere of Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, the young couturiere Coco Chanel witnesses the birth of a musical revolution- one that, like her designs, rips down the artifice of the old regime and ushers in something profoundly modern. Seven years later, she invites Stravinsky and his family, now exiled from their Russian homeland, for a summer at her villa, and the powerful charge between them ignites into a deep love affair. As Stravinsky enjoys a new burst of creativity and Chanel brings forth her own revolutionary creation-the perfume Chanel No. 5-their love threatens to overtake work, family and life.
New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry has said that, "Emily Sue Harvey has a sure touch and strong voice. She's a talent to watch." New York Times bestselling author Jill Marie Landis called Harvey's first novel, Song of Renewal "an uplifting, heartwarming story." Now Harvey returns with a tale as rich in drama as it poignant in the truths it tells.When widowed Seana Howard meets Barth McGrath, a newcomer to their little town, she never dreams she'll fall in love again. Despite his somewhat quirky ways, she falls for the man. The only problem is that her married children do not trust the mysterious stranger. Who is he? Where exactly did he come from? Why are there so many questions about his past?Against their wishes, Seana elopes with Barth and is happier than she's been in years. Then her happiness shatters when a mysterious illness suddenly befalls her, exiling her once brilliant mind to a dark nightmare from which she may never return. The eclipse is startling and complete. Will Barth, with such a short history with Seana, love her enough to endure the trials of caring for someone under such dire circumstances? Can her family get past their suspicions and trust his motives and love for their mother? Will Seana ever escape her dark cocoon and reclaim her very purpose for living? Will life give her a second chance to spread her wings, like a beautiful butterfly?COCOON is a life-affirming story of travail, obstacles, and the extraordinary lengths that undying love will travel.
Navy SEAL Wolfe Houston is on a mission of national security: protect one stubborn-but gorgeous-civilian in charge of training valuable government assetsBut tracking down four genetically enhanced service dogs and guarding their furry backs 24/7 is going to take all of Wolfe's tactical skills. The dogs' unsuspecting trainer, Kit O'Halloran, doesn't know that deadly mercenaries are determined to kidnap her charges. With hostiles to evade and bullets to dodge, there's no time to waste-so why is Kit pressed against an adobe wall by moonlight, reveling in the hot magic of Wolfe's slow, skillful hands?Wolfe is fascinated by Kit's devotion to her puppies, especially Baby, the incorrigible runt of the litter. But two other trainers have died under strange circumstances-and a foreign government has just posted a staggering bounty for Kit's capture. Before Wolfe can explore their white-hot attraction, the two are on the run, forced to decide which of their secret contacts is friend...and which is deadliest foe. Only Baby can lead them through the storm to safe haven in each other's arms. Good dog!
Ex-cop Gina Ryan traded in her Smith & Wesson to follow a dream. Now she's creating decadent desserts aboard a luxury cruise ship in the Caribbean. But a gorgeous passenger is about to send her perfect world up in smoke....Trace O'Halloran is a hard-edged navy SEAL, under strict orders to take some high seas R & R. There's a shipload of women in bikinis eager to help him unwind, so why can't he take his mind off the stubborn pastry chef with an attitude the size of Montana?When a dangerous assassin from Trace's past appears, Gina and Trace must join forces to save the ship's guests. The clock's ticking, and they'll need every weapon at hand-from body armor to chocolate ganache!
Miki is living every woman's fantasy-stranded on a desert island with a rugged navy SEAL. But little does Miki know she's a suspect in an international high-tech robbery, and her steely-eyed companion is ready, willing and able to do anything to make her talk....Navy SEAL Max Preston doesn't buy one word of his gorgeous captive's rambling story as he carries her up the beach. Yeah, she's got curves in all the right places, but Max has a nose for a con-and there's no way he'll let his iron control waver.Now a hurricane's headed their way, and for Max and Miki time is running out fast. Can they team up as friendly forces-and use Max's amazing canine companion to escape before a deadly villain takes his twisted revenge?
Smart, stubborn heroines and the tough, hunky Navy SEALs assigned to protect them -- Christina Skye's Code Name books deliver fast-paced thrills with sizzling romance! Bundle includes Code Name: Baby, Code Name: Blondie, and the newest title, Code Name: Bikini.
Mustang, Montana HER NAME WASN'T REALLY ALICE.... And she couldn't tell Cameron Gallagher the real reason why she and her daughter had come to his isolated ranch. Nor could she reveal that his probing midnight gaze made her tremble...with desire. Cameron had no use for beautiful women, or for liars. Yet his new house-keeper was both--and still he wanted her. He would be a fool to let Alice stay under his roof one minute longer. But then, bounty hunters never ran from trouble...they chased it.
Daddy to the rescue SECRET AGENT, SECRET LONGINGS... The world believed FBI Agent Alec MacLain was dead--and that was the way he wanted it. Two years ago his life should have ended when the woman he loved had been ripped from his powerless grasp. Now Cait and their dreams of babies and backyard barbecues were gone, leaving Alec only vengeance for company. SECRET DADDY! Then one television newscast changed his life. Cait was alive--and, if Alec's suspicions were true, in great danger. But when Alec finally reached Cait, he was met with a startling surprise. Cait had a child, his child. And now this secret agent daddy had so much more to protect.
"GET CLOSE TO HIM BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY."Seduction was a weapon CIA Special Agent Nova Blair had never resorted to before. After a tragic childhood, she'd dedicated herself to ridding the world of criminals, not entertaining their wildest fantasies. It didn't matter that her target was extraordinarily handsome and charming. What did matter was that he was a suspected terrorist, and millions of innocent lives were at stake. Failure wasn't an option--but was sleeping with the enemy?
Forget about counterterrorism, organized crime, and money laundering. Female FBI agent Summer Mulcahey is about to enter the terrifying world of ballet classes, science tutorials, and carpooling. After working six months straight on a hideous kidnapping case, all Summer Mulcahey wants is a serious dose of sun, surf, and sangria. Instead she gets her craziest assignment yet---going undercover as a nanny for the family of San Francisco's female DA, who's poised for a splashy, high-society wedding to the country's most popular senator. Code Name: Nanny is classic Christina Skye--sexy, riveting, and unforgettable. ?
Jess Mulcahey's life gets complicated in a hurray when she finds herself babysitting a top-secret koala bear. As Jess's world gets tossed into the whirlwind of Navy SEALS and ransom deadlines, her best hope may be to hang on for the ride. With CODE NAME: PRINCESS, Christina Skye features her signature blend of seduction and adventure that readers have come to love.
FAMILIES ARE FOREVER THE SPY... Government agent Nick Ryan wanted nothing to do with Christmas--or family. But one glimpse of Juliet ignited an unfamiliar desire to belong. For the woman who'd been his brother's secret wife was a beauty--and so was her daughter. WHO LOVED ME? Nick seemed to take pride in the fact that he didn't know eggnog from an egg noodle. But Juliet was sure the stranger's bravado was protecting a stark loneliness. Would the man she'd come to love disappear as mysteriously as he'd arrived? Or was he her very own "Saint Nick" bringing her a marriage proposal on Christmas morning...and a family to last forever? Happily ever after--with kids!
In a series debut for fans of Tracy Wolff and Sylvia Day, New York Times bestselling author Missy Johnson asks a burning question: What happens when love is undeniable--and taboo? Pietro Gustovi is loyal, polished, and hard as stone, the kind of guy women want and men respect. At twenty-three, he's survived tragedies that would break men twice his age. And he owes it all to his father's closest friend, Giovanni Spontagio, who took him in as an orphaned teenager. Pietro would give his life for Giovanni . . . but his heart belongs to Giovanni's daughter. Raised in Chicago under the spotlight of power and privilege, Lucia Spontiago feels most alive on stage. Determined to become a prima ballerina, she escapes her father's protective gaze long enough to audition for the ballet in New York City. Soon, however, Lucy realizes that she is not alone. Pietro is watching her back. And though he's like a brother to her, Lucy cannot deny the thrill she feels knowing his eyes are on her. Pietro could never betray his mentor by sleeping with his only child. But Lucy follows her passions, no matter how forbidden. Soon their nights are consumed by explosive, red-hot temptation--a dance that will expose shocking secrets and burn everything else to the ground. Note: Code of Honor ends on a cliffhanger. Pietro and Lucy's story continues in Code of Love!Advance praise for Code of Honor "Yet again Missy Johnson slays us with an impeccable story and characters that make us think. A beautifully written tale of a life we can only imagine, Code of Honor is one of the best books of the summer."--Ashley Suzanne, author of Raven and the Destined series"Code of Honor is dark, sexy, and deliciously enthralling. Missy Johnson takes you into a dangerous world you won't want to leave."--Cecy Robson, author of Once Kissed "In a beautiful love story I couldn't put down, Missy Johnson weaves together mob action with an element of stepbrother taboo. She's for sure an author to watch!"--Laura Marie Altom, author of The Escort "[A] dramatic tale of Chicago mafiosi in love . . . Stubborn and feisty, Lucia doesn't shy from making hard choices. Every step is a hard-earned victory and her relationship with Pietro is more than just passion."--Publishers Weekly"I thoroughly enjoyed [Code of Honor]. . . . The flow was great, the characters were well represented and Missy did a great job of letting the characters personalities shine."--Trina's Tantilising Tidbits "I loved this story. I loved the playfulness that ensued between Lucy and Pietro. . . . I really enjoyed this book and am looking forward to reading the next."--A Crazy Vermonter's Book Reviews Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
ONE LAST MISSIONAir Force captain Joe Greco had stood silently by when photojournalist Brigid Wheeler fell for his best friend, and he lent her comfort when Cooper was killed. Now he was forced to play protector as they embarked on the most dangerous mission of their lives.ONE LAST CHANCEThe covert operation was a chance for Brigid to avenge Cooper's death, and nothing would stop her from following Joe into the action. Though the grief they shared had brought them close, they'd never crossed the line. Until now.ONE LAST BETRAYALIn the heat of danger Joe and Brigid finally surrendered to the explosive passion that burned between them. Then they discovered a shattering truth: Cooper was alive...and the ultimate betrayal was still to come....
Get in, save the girl and get back out. That was CHAIM agent Brice Whelan's mission. But saving missionary/nurse Selena Carter might be more difficult than expected. Selena's run-in with a drug cartel put the people in her care in danger. Yet the danger doesn't end when Brice brings her home. The counterfeit drugs have entered Georgia, and this time Selena isn't about to run away. Brice's mission hasn't changed; he still needs to keep her safe. And that means staying by her side--whether she wants him there or not.
Lust and revenge are best served after sundown...Outlaw werewolves destroyed his home and killed his wife. But they made one mistake: they didn't kill him, too. Now, after ten lonely years honing his skills with a gun, Jacob Constantine is back in New Mexico, hell-bent on justice--until he's ambushed by bandits and saved by an angel on her own deadly crusade. With a gun slung low across her seductive hips and vengeance in her eyes, Serenity Campbell isn't who she seems to be. But neither is the mysterious bounty hunter who threatens to drive her desire into dangerous territory. Together they track their prey with the same intensity they circle one another. But will their growing passion be enough to right the wrongs of the past and bring two damaged hearts together?
AN ANCIENT EVIL RETURNS TO THE DESERT LANDS OF THE CRUSADES, & ONLY THE TEENAGERS CLARINDA & RÍG CAN PREVENT THE COMING OF THE FINAL TWILIGHT! The Codex Lacrimae, a book of ancient evil, is loose again in the world. It's the 12th Century, and Crusades ravage the Middle East. When the Book of Tears reaches the castle Krak des Chevaliers, it need only touch the unwitting hands of the prophesied Codex Wielder to ignite the Final Twilight. But hope remains -- the Norns foretell that two teenagers might stop the impending disaster! Ríg, an 18-year-old Hospitaller apprentice training to be a warrior-monk in the castle's library, seeks only a quiet existence because of a haunted past. The arrival of the Codex Lacrimae and its supernatural temptations will force him to choose between the peaceful path of a priest or violent ways of a warrior. Meanwhile, hundreds of miles away, 17-year-old Clarinda Trevisan is a beautiful Venetian sea merchant's daughter who is content to sail with her father's fleet throughout the Mediterranean Sea. Soon it won't be cargoes and crews occupying her time, but rather the strange creatures of Norse mythology, the Witches of Fate, the magical Nine World, and a tempestuous relationship with Ríg himself! The return of the Codex Lacrimae unleashes a host of evils that might challenge even the most star-crossed of lovers. Besides threatening Ríg and Clarinda's lives (and immortal souls!), the Huntsmen of Muspelheim, Hela and her Wilde Jagd, and the Dragon Fafnir are all acting in concert with an unknown figure whose dark designs have been centuries in the making - but, for that plan to begin, he needs Ríg to awaken the first of nine magical artifacts that will open a Rune Gate to the Nightmare Realm and consume all reality in flames! If the two teenagers can't stop their enemies, they'll find the worlds of the Multiverse at the brink of annihilation!
Champion bull rider Cody Braddock has always loved the ladies. As a vampire, each time he brings a woman satisfaction, his strength grows! But right now he's thinking only about vengeance. His mission: to hunt down and destroy the one who murdered his beloved family. Revenge, however, takes a detour when he meets sweet, passionate Miranda Rivers. She's never experienced the big O, and she wants to--badly! How could any man--vamp or not--resist? Yet the deeper Cody drinks of Miranda's delicious charms, the more he craves. Only, Miranda wants more than just an eternity of hot sex. She wants Cody's undead heart to beat again, just for her. . . .
Working undercover with the last man she should trust... Rescuing a "civilian" blew his latest undercover op-but when Special Agent Cody Walker next met the damsel in distress, he was astonished to discover she was a fellow agent! Now they are assigned to the same task force to track down a terrorist cell that has a personal connection to Cody's past.... While Keira is grateful to Cody, she's determined to prove she can handle herself professionally. But their sizzling chemistry is making it hard to keep things quiet. And as they hunt down the would-be terrorists, they are getting closer-and more personal-than ever....
A Letter to Santa Brings...Arianne Landis ached to fulfill her son's Christmas wishes. But five-year-old Cody demanded Santa bring a father. And that Arianne couldn't buy!Then a blizzard blew...sleigh bells jingled...and a dashing stranger landed on their doorstep! A stranger with Cody's hair, Cody's smile...and secrets smoldering in his gaze.A Special Delivery Dad!Cody was delighted with his "daddy." And handsome Ben Sloan seemed to answer Arianne's dreams, too. But what did Ben really want from them? Chilled by doubts, melting with desire, Arianne had to discover Ben's true identity-fast. Because now Cody was asking Santa for a baby brother....
Back where he belongs Bad choices have dominated Cody Jordan's life since leaving home ten years ago. Grieving a broken marriage and the death of his baby, he's back in his hometown of Accord, looking for redemption and a fresh start. Old friend Aiyana Pearce and her little girl are a breath of fresh air. Aiyana quickly steals his heart. Being with her reminds him of the man he once was and could be again. Cody's not ready for a relationship, though-not yet. But when a threat to Aiyana's life resurfaces, putting his heart on the line is the least of his worries.
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