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Businessman William Bradford hadn't thought wedding bells were tolling for him until he met secretary Diana Foster, who was vulnerable, alone - and just a little bit pregnant. . . with another man's child. His protective instincts aroused, Will did the honorable thing and proposed. But marriage was turning out to be anything but convenient for the tall, dark Texan. The passions that his new bride inspired in him soon had Will wanting to extend their temporary arrangement so that he could love, honor and cherish Diana for a lifetime!
WILL YOU...When down-on-her-luck Becky Taylor was pursued by billionaire Clark Winstead, she thought her prince had finally arrived. But Becky blinked at Clark's offer. Clark wanted a mistress and a child-but not a wife! Well, Becky refused to be seduced into motherhood. That is, unless Clark wooed her the old-fashioned way....HAVE MY BABY?Clark believed his proposal-uh, proposition-was the best solution. It skipped the marriage and jumped to the essentials: joint custody. But while Becky dreamed of white lace, Clark vowed never to walk down the aisle. Surely a powerful, sophisticated businessman couldn't be roped into commitment by a sweet virgin-or could he?
Why, that pretty diner waitress didn't know who he was, which was just dandy for Dakota Brubaker...of the filthy rich Texas Brubakers. Just as he'd been about to ask sassy Elizabeth out, she'd proposed to him.<P> Something about pretending to be her dearly beloved just to shock her interfering family. She'd be willing to pay Dakota -- seeing how he was such a dusty cowboy obviously in need of quick cash. Yup, this charade would certainly mean some fun for the millionaire turned working-class wrangler...if he didn't throw his heart in as part of the bargain!
Sean Thomas was single, 37 and a bit desperate to meet the woman of his dreams when his magazine editor asked him to try Internet dating for a year. This is his painfully funny story of what happened next.
Embodying the American dream, the Thoroughbred Legacy series is set in the glamorous world of horse racing and breeding. These gripping novels continue the drama of the Preston family.
In a place as haunting as it is beautiful, anything can happen...Laurel Scanlon has the gift of sight, an ability passed down to the eldest daughter of each generation. It is this gift-or curse, perhaps-that drove her own mother mad and has left Laurel unwilling to trust in love...except in her dreams.Anxious for a new beginning, she decides to retreat to Mimosa Grove, an old estate outside Bayou Jean, Louisiana. Mimosa Grove belongs to Laurel now, bequeathed by her maternal grandmother. Laurel feels the history and tragedy here, and amidst primeval beauty she senses something...unfinished. Folks here know about her grandmother' s gift and treat Laurel with the same reverence-especially when she is able to help the police find a missing girl. It is then that she sees Justin Bouvier--stranger, soul mate, the man who haunts her dreams. But there is danger here in Mimosa Grove, not from the restless past, but from the deadly present. Laurel must be willing to trust her gift, her love for Justin and, most of all, herself, to stop tragedy and history from repeating themselves.
Once again she's back! Keisha Ervin that is, with her spellbinding tale of love, family, money and scandal. In this sizzling new story, Keisha introduces you to Mina Matthews. Mina is not your typical around-the-way girl; her dreams of making a life for herself outside the 'hood are now a reality. At the age of twenty-five, she has her own full service salon, Mina's Joint, drives a CLK55 and is engaged to Andrew, the son of the Mayor of St. Louis. To most, she has it all. But everything that glitters ain't gold. Mina's life is turned upside down when the man of her dreams and childhood sweetheart, Victor Gonzalez, re-enters her life. Suddenly everything that she thought was true is now a lie. Will her loyalty to Andrew overshadow her love for Victor or will the pasts of these two men bring her life to an end?
Possessed of an extraordinary telekinetic gift, Dahlia Le Blanc has spent her life isolated from other people. And just when she thinks she's finally achieved some semblance of peace, her well-orchestrated world comes crashing down. . . For a reason she cannot guess, she has become the target of deadly assassins. Suddenly no place is safe - not even the secret refuge she's established long ago. Now she must rely on Nicolas Trevane - a dangerous warrior sent to track her down and protect her. Together they generate a scorching heat Dahlia never imagined was possible. But can she trust this man with her secrets - especially when some people would kill to get their hands on them?
Do you take this woman-again? A HUSBAND REMEMBERED When Kelsey Reed awoke from her coma, the only person she wanted was her husband, Cooper. So why was everyone looking at her as if she'd lost her mind? And why was Cooper acting like a stranger? Once she was out of the hospital, Kelsey was sure everything would be normal again-and she and Coop could go back to trying for that baby they'd always wanted. A PAST FORGOTTEN Amnesia! Not only had Cooper Reed's "wife" forgotten they'd divorced two years ago, but she'd also forgotten that she'd left him! Then the doctors advised him that Kelsey couldn't handle the truth yet, and that left him playing house with a woman who was no longer his wife-a woman he'd never stopped loving!
From back cover,, Dear Jackie: I'm the one who's been in your house. I love lying there in your bed, fantasizing about our life together. Jackie Sheppard thought she left the fears of the city behind when she moved to the small town in the Colorado Rockies. She's about to learn what terror really is.
Lutishia Lovely dishes up a decadent helping of love, lust, greed, and secrecy in this riveting tale of a family's soul food dynasty. . . Life is good for the Livingstons. Business is booming, Taste of Soul is launching a West Coast division, and Bianca Livingston and her brother, Jefferson, are vying to head it up-which means their long simmering rivalry is about to boil over. . . Having completed a culinary course in Paris-along with a hot love affair-Bianca feels more than ready to take the reins in L. A. Her parents' insistence that she marry a man of their choosing only fuels her ambition. Jefferson is hoping the position will free him to be with the secret L. A. love his family would never approve of. But the two soon realize that between their meddling cousin, Toussaint, and the return of an enemy bent on crushing the Livingston empire, they aren't the only ones in this competition. And when company money mysteriously starts disappearing, they'll find it's hard to run a business when no one can mind their own. . . "Lovely once again expertly illuminates the wacky world of the devout and devoutly devilish. " -Publishers Weekly on Reverend Feelgood"Vibrant characters, artful storytelling, and an original voice make Lutishia Lovely worth every moment. " -Donna Hill"A great new taste in the literary world. " -Carl Weber
A dazzling and funny romantic comedy from Adam Davies, the author of The Frog King and Goodbye Lemon. Otto Starks is a "pulse"-a highly specialized security guard who has hyperdeveloped senses and a nervous habit of popping tabs of cyanide. Otto was once a rising star but then he was rolled three times by the notorious Rat Burglar. Now, demoted and dangerously in debt to a loan shark, all he has left is Charlie Izzo, the woman he loves. Unfortunately, she is also the Rat Burglar's zealous advocate. That's bad enough. But then Otto gets robbed yet again and the cops pronounce him the prime suspect. When Charlie disappears and Otto becomes a fugitive, he realizes that the Rat Burglar has stolen much more from him than art. And to get it back he must break the law he has devoted his life to upholding. Mine All Mine is a nail-biting thriller about deception, betrayal, and ownership-in art and in love. .
"I will do anything to make her MINE."--Remington Tate. In the international bestseller "Real," the unstoppable bad boy of the Underground fighting circuit finally met his match. Hired to keep him in prime condition, Brooke Dumas unleashed a primal desire in Remington "Remy" Tate as vital as the air he breathes... and now he can't live without her. Brooke never imagined she would end up with the man who is every woman's dream, but not all dreams end happily ever after, and just when Remington needs her the most, Brooke makes a discovery that forces her away from the ringside. Now with distance and darkness between them, the only thing left is to fight for the love of the man she calls "Mine. "
When an unexpected inheritance elevates her family to the aristocracy, Amelia Hathaway meets a society man skilled in the art of seduction.
A ghost returns from a leopard changeling's past, making him question everything--even his instincts... Clay Bennett is a powerful DarkRiver sentinel, but he grew up in the slums with a human mother, never knowing his changeling father. As a young boy without the bonds of Pack, he tried to stifle his animal nature. He failed... and committed the most extreme act of violence, killing a man, and lost his best friend, Talin, in the bloody aftermath. Everything good in him died the day he was told that she, too, was dead. Talin McKade barely survived a childhood drenched in bloodshed and terror. Now a new nightmare stalks her--the street children she works to protect are disappearing and turning up dead. Determined to keep them safe, she unlocks the darkest secret in her heart and returns to ask the help of the strongest man she knows... Clay lost Talin once. He will not let her go again and hungers to possess her with a clawing need born of the leopard within. As they race to save the innocent, Clay and Talin must face the violent truths of their past... or lose everything that ever mattered...
Minerva, a self-made Cinderella, is aglow with sacrificial fervor, which alternates with a longing to continue living as the responsible daughter of the large family at the vicarage. However, she is to have a season in London, which she finds in violent collision with her personal code of morality. Her attempts to impose her ideas on others make enemies, and when she does realize she is truly in love with a man, these enemies act, forcing him to fight a duel. Not content with that, the man who challenged Lord Sylvester Comfrey manages to alienate Minerva from him by means of an anonymous letter and a page of an altered betting book. The vicar, at first resigned to his penniless state, compounded by the debt for Minerva's season in London, finds her unhappiness intolerable and sets out to remedy the situation.
A novel confronting the deeply personal effects of war with the emotional resonance of The Shipping News and the power of Tim O'Brien Henry Hayward is a drowning man. In a quest to find meaning in an emotionally arid life, Henry travels to Afghanistan as an army-affiliated contractor, where he becomes embedded in the regiment with which his friends are serving. But everything changes during a tragic roadside incursion. And Henry, who survives, knows in his heart that he is responsible. After returning home, Henry feels more rootless than before. Matters are complicated by the grief of Martha, his deceased friend's long-term girlfriend, with whom he once had an affair. Henry tries to make posthumous amends by planning to repair his deceased friend's home, but he hasn't taken family history-or Martha's secrets-into account. .
He's sworn to protect her, but can he save her from himself? Danika Rubystone has hated the minstrels ever since her mother ran away with one. As Princess, she's duty bound to marry Valorian, a minstrel from the House of Song. But problems in the kingdom are mounting. With her father dead she's the sole heir to an imperiled throne, and wyverns attack Ebonvale's southern shores. But after Danika finds a lone survivor of a wyvern's attack who holds the key to protecting the kingdom and she finally meets the enchantingly sly Valorian, everything changes. As Ebonvale's Royal Guard sails with the minstrels to smite the uprising of wyverns, Danika dances a line between sticking by duty like her father, or following her wild heart like her mother. 78,346 Words
Henrietta Barrett has never followed the dictates of society. She manages her elderly guardian's remote Cornwall estate, wears breeches instead of frocks, and answers to the unlikely name of Henry. But when her guardian passes away, her beloved home falls into the hands of a distant cousin. William Dunford, London's most elusive bachelor, is stunned to learn that he's inherited property, a title... and a ward bent on making his first visit his last. Henry is determined to continue running Stannage Park without help from the handsome new lord, but Dunford is just as sure he can change things ... starting with his wild young ward. But turning Henry into a lady makes her not only the darling of the town, but an irresistible attraction to the man who thought he could never be tempted.
Medicine's golden couple, Niall Ferguson and his wife Robina, once had a marriage in a million. But behind closed doors the cracks are showing as Robina aches for the baby she fears she can never have. . . They must find a way to harness their love and fight for a future - together.
Not the great novel of the 20th century but if you want a good truck-driver-finds-girl romance for Christmas, read this book and enjoy. We all need a little brainless food once and a while.
A moment of comfort - never to be forgotten. . . Obstetric nurse Jenny Sinclair is determined not to fall for the charms of baby doctor Daniel Carterton, whose brilliance and compassion make women all over the hospital swoon when he enters a room But after one heartbreaking day at work the lines between personal and professional begin to blur, and one kiss can't help but lead to another. . . Now Jenny must face her heart-meltingly handsome boss and tell him that she's pregnant - with twins