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There's No Escape From the Mule Hollow Matchmakers. . . and this time, their next "victim" was Sheri Marsh. Sheri had long endured the town biddies' attempts at matchmaking, even though she had no intention of ever settling down. As the pool of single women dwindled, their efforts doubled, and Sheri needed a plan that would get the meddling mavens off her back for good. . . . Unless You Get Hitched!Enter taciturn cowboy Pace Gentry. Playing her beau wasn't what this new Christian had expected. But the always aggravating, yet utterly adorable Sheri proved one thing to him-the Lord sure did work in mysterious ways!
In the rarefied world of Manhattan publishing, most of the intrigue takes place in the books. But all that is about to change for respected editor Jacqueline Blue. . . It's not easy being one of the few African Americans in an overwhelmingly white industry. Yet, until now, Jackie's biggest problem has been her unrequited love for Victor Bell, a handsome member of the Black Pack, her weekly professional group. Does Victor prefer tall women? Light-skinned sisters? But then comes the morning her boss is suddenly murdered. It seems that Jackie was the last person to see Annabelle Murray alive--and the circumstances were not pretty. Jackie's fingerprints are all over the crime scene and, to make matters worse, she had sworn not to tell anyone why she was invited to her boss's home in the first place. And just as everything is hitting the fan, Victor asks her out to dinner. Jackie knows that when it rains it pours--but now she's knee-deep in hot water--and bailing herself out will be the toughest challenge she's ever faced. . . "Anita Diggs has displayed the pain, the remorse, the struggles, and ultimately the hopes that everyday people face. A story propelled by 'real' people. . . . simply too hard to resist. " --Donna Hill, Author of If I Could "A fast-paced, compelling story about love and its power to both heal and redeem. " --Kim McLarin, author of Meeting the Waters "A heart-stopping story. . . a dynamic new writer is on the scene!" --Yolanda Joe, author of This Just In and Hit Time
When Mr. Wrong Is Mr. Right A woman in a man's world, firefighter Vee Bishop has to be tough as nails. She's developed a hard shell that no one can penetrate. But Vee's online friend BJ sees her softer side. BJ seems so kind and caring-just the opposite of Ben Atwood. Her annoying coworker has trampled expectations all over town, or so rumor has it. Turns out, once she agrees to give Ben a fair shot, he's surprisingly vulnerable. As Vee prepares to make a difficult choice, an unexpected twist shows that love is always one step ahead.
SISTERS A sister can be a woman's closest friend A golden wedding usually means a family celebration. But the Hardaway sisters drifted apart years ago. And each has her own reason for wanting no part of a family reunion. As plans for the party proceed, tensions mount, until it even begins to look as if their parents' marriage might fall apart before the big event. Can the daughters put aside old hurts and betrayals-for the sake of the family? The story comes full circle in this exciting conclusion to the Sisters trilogy Megan Hardaway Carson had given up hope of ever seeing her son-or her husband, Noah-again. The child was kidnapped by a stranger twelve years ago, and Megan's marriage couldn't withstand the loss. Now a teenager has shown up, looking for the parents he barely remembers. Parents who still love him...and each other. Megan and Noah Carson are given an unexpected chance to resume their marriage. Just in time for the Hardaways' golden anniversary-a celebration of family and enduring love.
Megan McQuarry returned to Primrose Creek after attempting to become an actress -- and innocently losing both her heart and her beloved land. But instead of the healing homecoming she needs, Megan is met with a shocking revelation that changes everything she believed about her family. Feeling lost and betrayed, she finds herself befriending Webb Stratton, the handsome new owner of her land. Webb can see this lovely lady is in need of refuge, and he could certainly use her help around his ranch. He offers her a position as his housekeeper -- and soon, Megan and Webb find themselves falling head over heels in love. But Webb is haunted by a tragic incident from the past...and when he leaves to confront his own family betrayals, Megan now faces her heart's greatest challenge: trusting that Webb's devotion is truly a promise for a lifetime.
The Calhouns had given sister-in-law Megan O'Riley and her young son a new life. All she wanted now was to put her shameful past behind her-so she buried her passions beneath businesslike efficiency and buttoned-up reserve and vowed never, ever, to let her heart lead her astray again. Rugged family friend Nathaniel Fury set his course for Megan the day they first met-and all her resistance could not divert him. But how on earth was he to get past her formidable defenses and teach her to love again? The Calhoun Saga Meet the newest resident at the Towers, the Calhouns' sister-in-law, Megan O'Riley. Silhouette Intimate Moments, No 745
Everlasting Two stories of deadly passion intertwine in this gripping mystery by bestselling author Stacy-Deanne. Melody Cruz is certain her sister's new boyfriend, the wealthy, charming, and handsome Keith Taylor, has a dark past that he will do anything to hide. Wanting to protect her sister, Melody works to uncover Keith's secrets, not realizing that in doing so, she is sacrificing her own safety--because Keith will go to any lengths to keep himself in control. At the same time, a man named the "Albany Predator" has been brutally raping black women throughout the city, and Melody is convinced that her best friend is the rapist's next target. Detectives Brianna Morris and Steven Kemp are placed on the case, determined to bring this sadistic felon to justice. But when things couldn't get any more complicated, all evidence is turned around to reveal a surprising prime suspect. Full of forbidden desire and thrilling twists and turns, Melody is a chilling tale that will leave readers breathless.
Plenty goes wrong when Melody finally gets her wish and is freed from her lamp. With her previous master dead, Melody assumes she's free to pick her next one. Jerry, the cop who's trying to help her, isn't going for it. He tried to save his wife from cancer, and failed. Which means he's no one to depend on. And why does he get all the crazy-lady cases? He doesn't want to run anyone's life, even one belonging to a hot self-professed genie who insists he should be her master. As Melody learns to become her own master, she also discovers a thing or two about friendship...and dating men. The more independence Melody gains, the more Jerry realizes being needed isn't such a bad thing, and being wanted feels downright good. But, is Jerry too late to win Melody from a handsome firefighter?
A sexy chocolatier and his under-appreciated assistant discover you can't have too much of a good thing in USA Today bestselling author Lisa Plumley's delectable new novel. . . After ten years of saving her boss's (admittedly gorgeous) butt, stifling her crush, and being endlessly inconvenienced, administrative assistant Natasha Jennings has had enough. True, chocolatier Damon Torrance is every bit as irresistible as the confections created by Torrance Chocolates. The man is sex on a stick dipped in 70% Tanzanian Cacao. But for the sake of her career, her sanity, and possibly her heart, Natasha has to go. Money, success, women. . . everything comes easily to Damon. Until Natasha hands in her notice. He needs to get her, and his mojo, back--fast. But from the moment Damon rings Natasha's doorbell and steps into her personal life, he starts feeling things he never has before. For once, the notorious playboy wants to be good. Which makes it extra inconvenient that Natasha is suddenly tempted to try being a little wicked. And the results may be sweeter than either ever anticipated. . . Lisa Plumley creates charming characters. Her books are a delight! --Rachel GibsonRaves for Holiday AffairA deliciously satisfying, cocoa-worthy holiday read. --Library JournalA delightful story with utterly charming characters. -Romantic Times Book Reviews
"I want to live my own life"<P> But Olivia's bid for independance was swiftly rejected. Richard replied with the hard assurance of a successful businessman. "I've paid for your upbringing,Olivia, and everything you possess. I expect to collect the dividends from my investment"<P> Olivia gazed at him in disbelief. She was his stepsister, the only person he truly loved. She had always been spared ruthlessness. Why now did Richard intend to control her, to use her in a way that both shocked and frightened her...?
Collier McClain narrowly escaped being killed by the bullet that took a fellow firefighter's life. One of the first cops at the scene was Blaze, a woman who ignited the kind of heat that could sear a man's soul. With a fourth firefighter down, Detective Kiley Russell was in dire need of backup. Someone used to being in the line of fire. Someone like Collier McClain, a man she'd been trying to forget since they shared a bone-melting dance that made her burn for more. Now they were partners in a murder investigation, where the greatest danger came from their sizzling attraction....
Melting the Argentine Doctor's Heart Scarred in an accident, Dr Jorge Suarez turns his back on everything except his work in the poorer areas of Buenos Aires. He doesn't deal with emotions - especially not his own That is until his beautiful ex Caroline arrives, with their adorable daughter who calls him 'Papa'. Dr Jorge is starting to feel again - whether he wants to or not. . . Small Town Marriage Miracle Returning to Avondale was supposed to bring a well-earned rest for surgeon Emma Roberts - not a confrontation with the man who broke her heart five years ago Dr Daniel Kennedy still makes her heart race - but Emma isn't about to forgive him in a hurry. Unless Avondale can work its magic. . .
Scarred in an accident, Dr Jorge Suárez turns his back on everything except his work in the poorer areas of Buenos Aires. He doesn't deal with emotions - especially not his own! That is until his beautiful ex Caroline arrives, with their adorable daughter who calls him 'Papa'. Dr Jorge is starting to feel again - whether he wants to or not. . .
A rogue hunter, a clueless witch and a mission to save an unknowing world. Parris McCall, owner of the dive bar, The Alibi, has finally constructed a life where her little quirks don't show or matter to anyone. As for her grandmother's warnings that she's different, well, she'll cross that bridge if she comes to it. But when Ty walks into her bar, both lives are instantly changed. Ty Wallace loves his life. How could he not? He's a powerful human lawyer by day and the Magic Council's rogue witch hunter by night. But after he agrees to substitute on his secretaryÆs dart team, all hell breaks loose. Now Ty has to help Parris admit who she is before her long-lost relatives kill her.
Note to self: when stepping back into your billionaire boss's world: - Remember why you turned him down all those years ago: because infamous playboys like Drake Llewelyn are trouble with a capital "T!" - He plays to win. You can't afford to take a gamble on love and lose, no matter how much he says he's changed. - So arm yourself against his movie-star looks, devastating charm, intoxicating smile... Oh, no! This is going to be so much harder than I thought!
THE McCORD FAMILY COUNTDOWNA daughter, a son, a secret... With time as the enemy, only love can save them!He was a lawman first-and a man second.Which one found Darlene Remington injured, dazed and with amnesia on an isolated back road? Six years ago she'd been a heartbeat away from marrying Sheriff Clint Richards-now she couldn't even remember him. All she knew was that someone had ambushed her and Senator McCord and left her for dead....Darlene didn't need memories to fall in love with Clint; the man oozed power and masculinity. But Clint had two Texas-size problems: He had a killer loose in his town...and Darlene back in his bed. Before he could claim her this time, he had to protect her-and that was becoming more and more dangerous with each moment she couldn't remember....
A fifth-grade school teacher in southern Illinois, Develyn Worrell's nightmare begins one summer when she discovers her husband's infidelity. She divorces him without ever telling her twenty-one-year-old daughter why. Although Devvy has a heart change and desires a reconciliation, he dies before she can tell him of her desire. The daughter blames her mother for her father's death. Memories of a Dirt Road Town begins the story the following summer. Brokenhearted about her husband's death and her daughter's decision not to come home for the summer, Devvy decides to find a little dirt road town in Wyoming where she had vacationed as a child. She remembers fondly the sunset and a beautiful roan horse. Upon arrival, Devvy purchases a roan mare and a burro, rents a little cabin, and watches as God brings three very important men into her life.
What was Laura's game this time? What could she have to gain by pretending to be someone else? And how could she be stupid enough to think this charade would succeed? Laura was many things, but stupid wasn't one of them. Maybe she was just feeling particularly cruel. Maybe this was her idea of a joke. Or maybe the woman in room 3 truly wasn't Laura. Maybe the incredible resemblance really was just a coincidence. But Buck's every instinct told him this was Laura. The woman he had fought with and made love with for two long years. The woman he had tried desperately to stay away from. The woman who had laughed when he finally gave in, when desire overcame pride and self-control. This was Laura. This book has been proofread.This
Eve Dallas is one tough cop, but when her former foster mother shows up at the police station, she can barely hold it together...
An absorbing, evocative and rich period drama of buried secrets and lost love. When a mysterious countess arrives late in life to live at a large, deserted house on the edge of a sleepy Hampshire village, the local tongues start wagging. No one is more intrigued than Cecily Chadwick, idling away the long, hot summer of 1911 with nothing much to do. Cecily is fascinated by the exotic elderly lady and, as she gets to know her, is riveted by her tales of expatriate life on the continent, and of whom she once knew. But the countess is troubled: by her memories, her name, and by anonymous threats to reveal a ruinous secret. . . It is, she has decided, up to her close friend, a successful novelist who has come to stay for the summer, to put the record straight. For aspiring writer Cecily, the novelist's presence only adds to the intrigue and pull of the house. But it is the countess's grandson, Jack, his unanswered questions about his grandmother's past and his desire to know the truth, that draw Cecily further into the tangled web of the countess's life, and the place known asTemple Hill.
New York Times bestselling author Bertrice Small writes searing novels as unforgettable as the indomitable heroines who live and love within them. Now comes a tale of stunning passion, reckless danger, and the fiery will of a remarkable woman who can wield a sword as powerfully as any man--and who dares to fight for her most uninhibited desires. . . . Spirited, fierce-willed Rhonwyn is the bastard child of the Prince of Wales, raised more boy than girl, able to ride and fight with the best. Against her wishes, she is married off to an English lord, Edward de Beaumont, who is stunned to discover his lovely gilt-haired bride is a spitting wildcat with a mind of her own. Slowly, he wins her trust and her heart, and she accompanies him on the Crusades to North Africa. But when Edward falls ill, Rhonwyn boldly leads his troops, only to become the captive of the sensual Emir of Cinnebar, a man who will teach her the ways of erotic love--passions that will be put to the test when she returns to England to battle once more . . . this time for the man who rules her heart.
"Is my father a murderer?" Caring for a mother with Alzheimer's was heartbreaking enough for Lindsey Merrill. But when her mother made bizarre but adamant claims that Lindsey's loving father was a killer, it was too much to bear. So she turned to detective Alan Cameron for guidance. Before long, the single dad's soothing reassurances morphed into a smoldering attraction. Evidence quickly mounted that all was not as it seemed in the Merrill family. As a professional, Alan was obliged to pursue the case-as a man, he had to shield this special woman from pain. Would his shocking discovery break her heart just as he was making it his very own?
Poldarn went home and felt his life would come back together again but it did not. Betrayals by friends and enemies alike occur in this final book of the trilogy, things must come together, perhaps?
A classic Western romance from beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller.<P> In the wilderness of 1880s Oregon, beautiful Tess Bishop was captivated by the most fascinating stranger ever to drift into her small lumber town--a man as handsome and cultured as he was mysterious.<P> Soon she discovered he was really Keith Corbin--torn by a terrible grief, fleeing his memories and the rich privilege of his former life. Bravely, Tess helped him hide his identity, and willingly, she joined him on his flight. She vowed to make him forget the sorrow that kept him on the run...and free his soul at last for the sweet fullness of her love!
New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer commemorates the bliss of courtship with two romances set in a rollicking Montana setting! THE MEN OF MEDICINE RIDGE. For rugged ranchers Mack Killain and Gil Callister, setting pulses aflutter is all in a day's work. But these towering, tenacious men of Medicine Ridge Ranch won't be sweet-talked into marriage. Or will they. . . ' Sparks fly when two beguilingly innocent bachelorettes pull out all the stops to charm their surly cowboys into trading in a life of stubborn solitude for love on the range! THE WEDDING IN WHITE. From the moment Mack Killain branded her with his slow, sensual kisses, schoolteacher Natalie Brock knew the dynamic cattleman was her destiny. Now she just had to convince him of that! CIRCLE OF GOLD. Never in her wildest dreams had Kasie Mayfield believed that her formidable boss could sweep her off her feet. Why then was it on the tip of her tongue to passionately profess her love to the ornery Gil Callister?
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