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Walking home at dawn, quite drunk, Sir Richard Wyndham encounters heiress Penelope Creed climbing out her window. She is running away from a dreaded marriage to her fish-lipped cousin, while Sir Richard himself is contemplating a loveless marriage with a woman his friends have compared to a cold poultice. Sir Richard can't allow her to careen about the countryside unchaperoned, even in the guise of a boy, so he pretends to be her tutor and takes her on a fine adventure. When their stagecoach overturns, they find themselves embroiled with thieves, at the center of a murder investigation, and finally, in love.
Since meeting her in a MASH unit in Vietnam, Scott has loved Holly. The only problem? She's married.When they reunite by chance years later, their attraction towards each other is still undeniable. But soon things become even more complicated. While at lunch with Scott, Holly spots a Cormorant wall plaque with a logo similar to one she saw at the scene of her husband's alleged suicide. Then Scott learns that his best friend from Vietnam, whom he thought dead, is alive and working in Military Intelligence. Moreover, it appears that an unbreakable code that Scott and his friend developed has left the government's control and is being used for purposes having nothing to do with protecting the United States.As Scott and Holly's friendship rekindles into love, they uncover The Cormorant Club, a murder-for-hire group, and must expose the club and its leader before anyone else dies.Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors
Since meeting her in a MASH unit in Vietnam, Scott has loved Holly. The only problem? She's married.<P><P> When they reunite by chance years later, their attraction towards each other is still undeniable. But soon things become even more complicated. While at lunch with Scott, Holly spots a Cormorant wall plaque with a logo similar to one she saw at the scene of her husband's alleged suicide. Then Scott learns that his best friend from Vietnam, whom he thought dead, is alive and working in Military Intelligence. Moreover, it appears that an unbreakable code that Scott and his friend developed has left the government's control and is being used for purposes having nothing to do with protecting the United States.<P> As Scott and Holly's friendship rekindles into love, they uncover The Cormorant Club, a murder-for-hire group, and must expose the club and its leader before anyone else dies.
Gilmore Girls meets Postcards from the Edge crossed with L.A. Candy! Sixteen-year-old Annabelle Jacobs never asked to be famous, but as the daughter of Janie Jacobs, one of the biggest TV stars in the world, she is. Growing up is hard enough. Having to do it in public because your mother is a famous actress? Even harder. When your mom crashes and burns after her DUI mug shot is splashed across the internet? Definitely not fun. Then your mom falls for a guy so much younger than she that it would be more appropriate for you to be dating him? That's just a train wreck waiting to happen. From Robin Palmer, author of Geek Charming and Wicked Jealous, this is a novel about the most complicated relationship a girl ever has: that with her mother.
When a CEO comes a-calling......What's a girl like small business owner Natalie Morrison to do, especially when said CEO is Cade Camden? First, there's the fact that his family double-crossed hers a few generations back. It's even worse that this rich boy is so darn charismatic-just like the ex-husband who walked all over her. Nati won't let herself swoon anytime soon.Cade is on a mission for his grandmother-to make amends for the Camdens' ruthless treatment of the Morrisons in the early days of Camden Incorporated. But is matchmaking Gran's ulterior motive? Because there's something so kissable about Nati...so tempting. He's here to mend fences...can he mend this woman's broken heart, too?
It was an assignment he was more than prepared for-until an innocent beauty got caught in the cross fire Undercover agent Cameron Roth's hot on the trail of a drug-running crime cartel. The last thing he needs is to involve an innocent woman in the cross fire. But when he leaps into Julia White's home for safety, she becomes part of the tangled web Cam's trying so deseparately to unravel. Smooth, solid Cam's the consummate professional. But gorgeous, feisty Julia transforms the high-stakes assignment into something far more than business as usual. Now that the villains have her in their sights, Cam's got to not only solve the case-but also protect the only woman who's ever found the way into his heart.
What Austin Bennett needed was a good swift kick!The arrogant CEO had been driving feisty filly Kacy Judd crazy with his excessive demands, blatant disregard of procedures and toe-curling kisses. Someone needed to bring the corporate executive down a peg-and Kacy was just the gal for the job!So, when a minor accident landed Austin back at her ranch-with no memory of his former ill-tempered inclinations-Kacy knew her chance for revenge had arrived. But the passion that had once flared between them was suddenly so much more dangerous. For Kacy hadn't counted on courting an Austin who was a cowboy and a gentleman....
Logan Fortune is all business, although he's indulged in his share of pleasure, a fact made abundantly clear when he meets the new lady in his life: his toddler daughter.Admittedly out of his league, he turns to Emily Applegate, his no-nonsense assistant, perhaps the only woman in Texas who can resist his charms. Deep down, Emily's crazy about her boss, but playboy moguls are definitely out of her league. Tasked with hiring a nanny, she soon discovers none of the candidates is good enough for the little girl she's coming to adore.With her hair down, her glasses off and smiles aplenty for his daughter, Emily is suddenly so desirable to Logan, leaving him feeling a little unsteady. Now he's got to pull off the biggest merger of his life, convincing a woman with no illusions that his heart-and his daughter-belong to her.
Three Weddings and a Family On the road to happily-ever-after, a long-lost family is found! MARRIAGE-MINDED MILLIONAIRE? Reo Sampson was too busy making money to think about playing house. But when his pretty new assistant, Rusty Hanson, accompanied him for weekend negotiations, Reo discovered he liked--a little too much--having the sexy redhead by his side. And for a marriage-shy millionaire like himself, that was very unnerving... Rusty couldn't help but dream when her handsome boss took her in his arms. But she knew Reo didn't share her marriage wishes. Then the "boardroom barracuda" started showing a more husbandly side, and Rusty decided all Reo needed was a little push--straight down the aisle!
Darcy Malone can't quite believe she's let smooth-talking tycoon Trey Kent talk her into posing as his fiancée for a high-profile TV advertising campaign. In exchange for helping her establish her own business, Trey wants Darcy to act the adoring wife-to-be on and off screen, at least until the promotion is finished!Darcy may be a great businesswoman and is determined not to mix pleasure with business. Trouble is, with every sizzling on-screen kiss they share, Darcy's resolve weakens. Until deal, or no deal, she can't help but wish that Trey's passionate response isn't just for the cameras...!
A royal fortune Millionaire hotel magnate Evan Tyler will stop at nothing to get revenge. So when the perfect opportunity arises--a chance to have Elena Royal, the daughter of his biggest competitor--he doesn't think twice. Evan plans not only to seduce family secrets from the sexy hotel heiress, he also plans to enjoy every second of it! But when the affair ends, Evan is forced to choose between payback or more pleasure in Elena's bed. Could this shrewd businessman negotiate a way to have both?
Page & Associates has changed in the four years since Cienna and Keith and the sex scandal that rocked the city. Now the gang's back, this time with the new and improved Reka being promoted from receptionist to paralegal. Reka's tired of the no-good men she attracts and the drama they keep filling her life with so she's vowed to focus on work and helping Tacoma plan his wedding.Erotic email messages find their way into the inboxes of Page & Associates' employees, keeping them all in a perpetual state of arousal. Khalil Franklin is hired to put a stop to them. Instead, Reka's presence stops him dead in his tracks. She's not what he's used to, not what he expects, yet that doesn't stop him from wanting her, needing her.When two unlikely cohorts meet at a swinger's club a plan for revenge is hatched, even as the email scandal erupts on the top floor of Page & Associates. Experience seduction on a corporate level.
When a mystery woman with a gleam in her eye and trouble on her mind hops on the back of Logan Chisholm's Harley, he thinks he's in for a wild ride.But Jennifer "JJ" Blythe James might be more than he bargained for.The pretty pop star is running scared. Desperately trying to escape her past, JJ's defenses are on high alert.She doesn't really want the cowboy's protection, but Logan knows that with a killer on her trail, she needs it. It's the only way the songbird who's corralled his heart will live to sing another day.
In the rodeo arena, all you have to worry about is surviving.But in the arena of love, things get much more complicated. Lainie Capshaw has been tending to injured cowboys long enough to know that a charming Western drawl combined with a fine physical form doesn't mean you should fall for a man. As a sports therapist, she travels the rodeo circuits patching up riders--and fending off their sweet-talking, swaggering advances. So no one is more surprised than Lainie when she finds herself interested in not one, but two different men on different circuits: Hank Lawson, a bullfighter, and Kyle Gilchrist, a bull rider trying to stage a comeback. She's more shocked to learn Hank and Kyle are hometown buddies. But when the men offer to share her--in every way--she knows that both of them are going to try to win her, body and soul. And even as their sensual journey becomes the ride of her life, Lainie must choose which cowboy is worthy of her heart....
First in a new series about some hard-riding rodeo cowboys. . . and the women who can rein them in. Sports therapist Lainie Capshaw has been rehabilitating injured cowboys long enough to know that a charming western drawl combined with a fine physical form doesn't mean you fall for the man. So no one is more surprised than Lainie when she finds herself involved with not one, but two different men: Hank Lawson, a bullfighter, and Kyle Gilchrist, a bull rider. Lainie feels guilty about her two-timing, but it doesn't keep her from doubling her fun-that is until Hank catches her with Kyle. She's shocked that Hank isn't mad. But she's more shocked to learn Hank and Kyle are hometown buddies. But when the men offer to share her-in every way-she knows that she's going to have to choose the one man who can give her the ride of her life. . .
No woman in her right mind would consent to wearing a corset for a month. Especially a "skinny-challenged" woman like Tessa. But dreams of being debt-free dance in her head at the offer of appearing in a reality TV show. "<P><P>A Month in the Life of a Victorian Duke" is about real people pretending to live on an English estate, circa 1879. And Tessa's leading man-a real-life Duke-is so handsome she can barely breathe, with or without the corset...
Dear Diary, However much I might not be loving my rotation in A&E, there is one perk that makes my job more fun.... Flirting with senior registrar Cort Mason is definitely a distraction, but a moonlit walk on the beach can't be a good idea...and as for kissing him? Well, that's deliciously dangerous! --Ruby
For Shelly London, relocating to Houston for a top-secret space project could rock her world. Until the ambitious aerospace engineer collides with Lincoln Ripley. A hotshot astronaut, Lincoln is sexy, arrogant and a know-it-all, but he launches Shelly's hormones right into orbit. Getting lost in space with the gorgeous wannabe astronaut could be the best thing that ever happened to Lincoln's flight path. Just as soon as he finds out who's trying to sabotage their spacecraft. Then Shelly better watch out, because now Lincoln has a double mission: to catch the culprit, then take off with Shelly for a rendezvous with love!
The truth is way out there. . . Kia cant imagine why her cousin Mala left planet Nerak--utterly perfect in an ever-so-slightly boring kind of way--to go in search of Earth men. At least, not until she meets a virile, muscular human intent on rescuing her (how quaint!) from a bar brawl. And while at first Kia just wants undercover cop Nick Scericino to help locate her cousin. . . well, it would be a shame to come all this way without finding out whether everything really is bigger in Texas. . . Nick knows trouble when he sees it. And right now, trouble is sitting at the bar--black-clad, sexy as hell, and about to mess up his sting operation to take down some Russian mobsters. Could she have mafia connections? Kias certainly not like any woman hes known--flat out demanding sex, and following through with a sensational romp that leaves his mind blown and world rocked. Other options: a) shes crazy, or b) shes not kidding about being an alien. In which case, hes in even deeper trouble. Because the only thing worse than falling wildly in lust with someone whos not playing with a full holodeck is the thought that shell soon be leaving for a galaxy far, far away. . . Karen Kelley lives in a small Texas town with her husband and their very spoiled Pekingese, six Koi fish, and various wild birds that eat way too much. Shes also a collector of junk which she fondly refers to as antiques. Her motto in life is to enjoy each moment of it. She would be happy to hear from her readers at kkelley@classicnet. net.
The truth is way out there. . . Kia can't imagine why her cousin Mala left planet Nerak--utterly perfect in an ever-so-slightly boring kind of way--to go in search of Earth men. At least, not until she meets a virile, muscular human intent on rescuing her (how quaint!) from a bar brawl. And while at first Kia just wants undercover cop Nick Scericino to help locate her cousin. . .well, it would be a shame to come all this way without finding out whether everything really is bigger in Texas. . . Nick knows trouble when he sees it. And right now, trouble is sitting at the bar--black-clad, sexy as hell, and about to mess up his sting operation to take down some Russian mobsters. Could she have mafia connections? Kia's certainly not like any woman he's known--flat out demanding sex, and following through with a sensational romp that leaves his mind blown and world rocked. Other options: a) she's crazy, or b) she's not kidding about being an alien. In which case, he's in even deeper trouble. Because the only thing worse than falling wildly in lust with someone who's not playing with a full holodeck is the thought that she'll soon be leaving for a galaxy far, far away. . .Karen Kelley lives in a small Texas town with her husband and their very spoiled Pekingese, six Koi fish, and various wild birds that eat way too much. She's also a collector of junk which she fondly refers to as antiques. Her motto in life is to enjoy each moment of it.
Handle with Care: These books sizzle! Red-Hot Reads are fast-paced romances featuring the Cosmo fun, fearless female and a super sexy hero, and are sprinkled with sparkling dialogue, real-life situations and hot sex. These bite-size stories can be read in an evening and are written by today's bestselling authors.From New York Times bestselling author Lauren Dane comes CAKE-a delicious romance where one taste will never be enough. USA TODAY bestseller Tawny Weber kicks off a trilogy when her heroine, after the ultimate makeover, is no longer content to let what happens in Vegas stay in Vegas. HelenKay Dimon's savvy heroine runs a website that rates the dating prowess of Washington's movers and shakers. When her latest assignment brings her face-to-face with the sexy but mysterious Forest Redder, Jordan decides to do a little "hands-on" research of her own. In Jina Bacarr's NAKED SUSHI our geek girl heroine lives out every woman's fantasy when she finds herself alone late one night at the office with the hot repair guy... And that's Chapter One!CAKE by Lauren DaneFEARLESS by Tawny WeberEVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW by HelenKay DimonNAKED SUSHI by Jina Bacarr
What happens when two small-town girls' lives collide in the Big Apple? Meet Lindsay and Charlie. Two smart and fabulous African American single girls who work hard and play hard, only to find their careers and love lives taking tragicomic turns. Lindsay, a successful television executive, makes the "A" list for the hottest events in New York City. Charlie is devoted to the dream of becoming a screenwriter, and happily in love with her fiancé. And while Lindsay's heart belongs to a handsome, high-powered video director, Charlie's fiancé offers stability and family life - two kids from a previous relationship. When they meet it's the classic case of each one thinking the other's grass is greener. But the romance of Gotham starts to fade as reality shakes up both women's worlds. They discover they are two sides of the same coin. Funny, sweet, and endlessly charming,Cosmopolitan Girlsis a winning concoction that will resonate with women everywhere.
Shackled to her enemy!As the prison gates close behind her, newly free Beth Lazenby vows that they are also closing on her past. Until she encounters the merciless lawyer who helped wrongfully imprison her all those years ago....Still convinced of her guilt, Dante Cannavaro is stunned when his anger boils over into passion! There's no chance he'll allow Beth to escape-especially now she's carrying his heir!Faced with a proposal that is more of a command than a request, will Beth ever be able to prove her innocence? Or will she be forever beholden to her enemy?
Can one woman's fear undo the rest of her life? Alex Carter's struggle with love, loss, and faith requires her to face long-held dreams and the man she once left behind. For Alex Carter, everything is going according to plan--she's built a successful career and has a steady boyfriend--until life decides to throw a wrench in the mix. Suddenly, her company threatens to downsize and her boyfriend ends their relationship. It is then that she realizes that, like many women, she has neglected to pursue love and family--the goals closest to her heart--in favor of a career. As a new year begins and Alex decides to focus on personal concerns, she runs into an old flame, Nathan Chestnut. Though she once had it bad for Nathan, she's careful about trusting him again. Alex's remedy is to ask him for an unexpected favor, which seems like the perfect resolution to her broken belief in happiness until she realizes that it can only grant her a piece of her dreams. As her heart and reality get in the way of her request, Alex reaches a major crossroad. Will she gather her faith and fix the situation? Or will she suffer in silence for the rest of her life?