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From Book Jacket: Love is in the air. You will sense it as soon as you arrive in Gresham. As the wedding of Julia Hollis and Vicar Andrew Phelps approaches, the quaint English village is caught up in a stir of excitement and the promise of an event to remember. Andrew's daughter Elizabeth is being courted by a handsome young curate. But while she is considering his offer of marriage, the man she once loved suddenly appears at her door, wanting to prove he has changed and is now worthy of her affection. A cloud of uncertainty surrounds her as she seeks to know her own heart. Lovely, kindhearted Mercy Sanders isn't allowed to be courted in a normal fashion. You will be as stunned as she at the advice she is given on how to win the heart of Gresham's newest resident. Even the eccentric bachelor Squire Bartley is smitten by love, and his bumbling attempts at courting will bring a smile.
A surprising invitation Kate Malvern is rescued from penury by her aunt Minerva, who brings her to stay at Staplewood. But the household is strange and strained--Kate's uncle lives in his own private wing, and her handsome, moody cousin Torquil lives in another. A dark family secret As bizarre events unfold and Kate begins to question the reasons for her aunt's unexpected generosity, she has no one to confide in but her cousin Philip. Sympathetic though he may appear, will he tell her what she most needs to know... before it's too late?
In this "fast-paced" (Publishers Weekly) page-turner, the daughter of a murdered high-powered lawyer seeks sanctuary in a quaint little town, only to learn she can't escape her past-or FBI Special Agent Dillon Savich.
Coventry, Texas bills itself as the "tiny town with the big heart. " Amid its picturesque storefronts and open-minded locals, one woman in search of a temporary hideaway might find much more than she hoped for. . . Jandy Taylors grandfather always teased her about not being able to finish anything. So perhaps its not a shock that a few days before her wedding to soap star Hudson Blake, Jandy postpones the ceremony and hitches a ride to Coventry, Texas, with a stranger named Sam, a dog named Sue, and an overwhelming desire to escape--if only for a few days. . . Coventry is in the middle of its famed annual Godiva Festival, making it the perfect place for Jandy to be carefree and invisible. That is until the press dubs her a "runaway bride. " Now, with an eager groom, her PR-hungry mother, and a swarm of paparazzi on her trail, Jandy has to figure out if its possible that a town, a life, and a man she hardly knows could suddenly feel an awful lot like home. . . Praise for Becky Cochrane and A Coventry Christmas "This novel is written with warmth and lots of cute, fun dialogue. " --Romantic Times
In rural Italy, a priest keeps a dark secret beneath his chapel - a prisoner. Only the elder holy man knows who this prisoner is and even the priest does not know how long he has been there - hundreds of years, perhaps, or even longer. His fear is that anyone in his parish would ever come in contact with his mysterious and unholy charge. But what happens is even worse than he could have imagined. His lovely young daughter, whose innocence and devotion to god he prizes over all else, trails her father into the cavern and catches a glimpse of the prisoner, a beautiful being like the most handsome of men and yet not. She looks in his eyes and sees pain and wisdom and eternity. Unable to keep away from this silent creature chained to an altar stone, she lives in fear that her father will catch her. One day he does and sends her off to America to be raised by her aunt in Boston. But she never forgets her silent love. Cover Him with Darkness is a thrilling story of an archangel banished from heaven and the human woman with whom he falls in love.
I remember the day when my life began to spin out of control...Without going into too much detail, it was the day that a birthday cake, a very naughty gift, an incredible one-night stand and a "cover curse" at the magazine I work for all came together....Now I'm heading to Nowheresville, U.S.A., to man-sit Sam Long, the hunky veterinarian I slept with last night, all under the cover of a job assignment! How I'm supposed to maintain a professional distance at this point is totally beyond me! But my career (and his safety) depend upon it. Since I've never left New York City, I guess I should look at this as an adventure. I can only hope that while I'm out covering my job (and my boss's behind), someone will cover me. And if I play my cards right, that person might just be Sam....
Eight years ago, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, three men lost everything. Now it's time to reclaim what is theirs....Bayou Payback by Joanna WayneDetective Remy Comeaux never got over the loss of his beloved fiancée. But when he returns to New Orleans to expose ongoing corruption and meets Nicole Worthington, something about this beauty seems all too familiar.Bayou Jeopardy by Rita HerronHe lost his job and the love of his life when the storm hit, but Mack Rivet never gave up searching for answers. His passionate reunion with Lily Landry forces him to confront what really happened that fateful night. And then he learns about the son he never knew existed....Bayou Justice by Mallory KaneIn order to bring justice back to New Orleans, FBI agent Ray Storm must once again turn to Molly Hennessey for help. This time, though, convincing the gorgeous attorney to believe in him is going to take more than just one night of seduction.
The 300 pararescue jumpers (PJs) in the world are the most elite force in the U. S. military, trained in high-risk rescue, and have never been featured in a romantic suspense series. PJ Wade Rocha is fast roping from a helicopter into a blizzard to rescue stranded climbers when he meets beautiful Sunny Foster, who insists she can take care of herself just fine. As the snowstorm kicks into overdrive, she and Wade must take to the frozen wilderness in a race against time. . . and their own explosive passions. Praise for Catherine Mann:"Smoking hot romance. . . This author has made me an instant and long time fan!"-Romance Readers Connection
In the charming rural town of Trail Stop, Idaho, accessible to the outside world by only a single road, young widow Cate Nightingale lives peacefully with her four-year-old twin boys, running a bed-and-breakfast. Though the overnight guests are few and far between-occasional hunters and lake fishermen-Cate always manages to make ends meet, until...
"He's Not My Type!"Newspaper boss Adam Schofield didn't normally have problems attracting women. Rich, successful and dynamic, he had most of the qualities that appealed to the opposite sex.But Millie was impervious to his charms. Adam was the man who had tried to wreck her brother's life. And she had every intention of making him pay for it....
Tucker Sinclair's life has returned to normal after her first misadventure with murder in FALSE PROFITS. But that's about to change when her old college flame, Evan Brice, strolls back into her life after a 10-year estrangement that began when he dumped Tucker to marry her closest friend. Evan is now a successful Hollywood agent who has acquired many mistresses and a love affair with drugs. When Evan is found brutally murdered, the police quickly close in on the victim's widow, who turns to ex-best friend Tucker for help. Soon, Tucker runs afoul of the detective in charge of the case and finds herself at odds with a biker gang and a narcissistic soap opera star in a race to sort the innocent from the guilty.
Don't LookAt first, they struggle to escape. Then a torrent of blows rains down upon their bodies until their eyes cloud over in final agony. The killer shows no remorse--just a twisted need to witness each victim's last terrified moments. Don't SpeakPublic defender Rachel Wainwright is struggling to reopen a decades-old case, convinced that the wrong man is in prison. Homicide detective Deke Morgan doesn't want to agree. But if Rachel's hunch is correct, whoever fatally bludgeoned young, beautiful Annie Dawson thirty years ago could be the source of a new string of brutal slayings. Just Prepare To DieRachel's investigation is about to reveal answers--but at a price she never thought to pay. Now she's become the target of a rage honed by years of jealousy and madness. And a murderer is ready to show her just how vicious the truth can be. . .Praise for Mary Burton's No Escape"Strong storytelling and an intriguing plot that is guaranteed to cause goose bumps and keep the pages turning." --RT Book Reviews"Thrills on multiple levels." --Bookreporter.com
The Love and Football series continues ... Kendall Tracy, General Manager of the San Francisco Miners, is not one for rash decisions or one-night stands. But when she finds herself alone in a hotel room with a heart-stoppingly gorgeous man--who looks oddly familiar--Kendall throws her own rules out the window ... and they blow right back into her face.Drew McCoy should look familiar; he's a star player for her team's archrival, the Seattle Sharks. Which would basically make Drew and Kendall the Romeo and Juliet of professional football ... well, without all the dying.Not that it's an issue. They agree to pretend their encounter never happened. Nothing good can come of it anyway, right?Drew's not so sure. Kendall may be all wrong for him, but he can't stop thinking about her, and he finds that some risks are worth taking. Because the stakes are always highest when you're playing for keeps.
A dangerous exposé that could backfire at any second... Corcoris Pharmaceuticals destroyed everything for Beth Jones. Her safety. Her livelihood. Even her identity. She has to expose the truth. And she's got an unlikely ally in her undercover ruse: a lab technician who just happens to be a special agent. But Beth certainly doesn't expect the electricity between her and Daniel McManus to consume her every waking moment.... Daniel approaches each case with laserlike focus. But the sparks that fly between him and Beth are as red-hot as the danger that accompanies their every move. Will their mission be successful despite their relentless attraction?
Love goes under cover with these three passionate holiday reads!Open Seasonby Marilyn PappanoNatalia Parker's frightening past was back to haunt her and Josh Saldana-the man she once betrayed-was the only man she could trust. Would this Christmas be a time for redemption?Second-Chance Sheriffby Linda ConradSingle father Cameron Farrell never expected to reunite with old flame Tara Jackson during the worst blizzard in Colorado history. Tara needed the rugged ex-sheriff's help-but seeking safety in his home might reawaken long-dormant desires.... Saving Christmasby Loreth Anne WhiteFour years apart from his ex-wife, Cass Rousseau, and Jack Bannister had never given up on their dream of love. Could the Special Forces soldier keep the war correspondent safe and make this the perfect Christmas for coming home-together?
DIAGNOSIS: AMNESIA A man has been shot and left for dead on Echo Mountain, and Search and Rescue K-9 handler Breanna McBride wants answers. With no memory, all the injured man can recall is that his first name is Scott, and that someone wants him silenced. Scott knows better than to depend on strangers, yet he finds himself falling for his captivating protector. And although Breanna won't rest until she helps him piece together the rest of his past, she vows to ignore the attraction between them. But as they close in on the truth, she becomes the killer's next target. Now the pursuers will stop at nothing to ensure the pair is six feet under by Christmas. Echo Mountain: Saving lives and finding love in the mountains of Washington State
Natalie Sinclair was stunned to discover she'd been drugged-and impregnated. Even more shocking was the identity of her baby's father: Rick Gravari, her sworn enemy. Now the only way to uncover the truth and reveal the mastermind behind their mysterious one night together was to join forces with the one man who was completely off-limits. As the peril around them intensified, Natalie realized the dangerous men on their trail were nothing compared To The tender emotions provoked by her baby's father. But could she trust her once formidable foe's determination in his role as hard-nosed defender?
"Please hide and protect my baby boy, Troy. "Those few words told Reed Tanner all he needed to know about the infant left on his boat: the baby was in danger and it was his job to keep him safe. But trying to find answers only led to more questions, forcing Reed to accept the help of Josie Dionne, a way too sexy--and way too secretive--P. I. Together they tracked down clues while never leaving each other's side, slowly closing in on the truth. Unfortunately, they also awakened a vicious enemy, someone willing to shoot first, ask questions later. Safeguarding both baby and beauty became the only focus of this once-dedicated bachelor. Losing either would be his undoing. . .
MISSION PROFILETHE AGENT: Conrad Burke, alias Connor DucharmeHIS MOTTO: "Always work alone."THE ASSIGNMENT-AND COMPLICATION: Team up with one headstrong, pregnant woman to catch a criminal....With a resolve as cold as steel and a thirst for vengeance, U.S. marshal-turned-Confidential-agent Conrad Burke tracked his quarry like a Wild West hero of old. Until the trail led to his downfall-the one woman he'd always loved. Marilyn Langworthy, billionaire's daughter-and after one reckless night, mother of Con's unborn child. His quest placed her in jeopardy. But although the mobster he sought took no prisoners, only Marilyn had the key to bring the man down. Now Con would move heaven and earth to keep Marilyn safe....
Will desire be enough once all their secrets are revealed? Still recovering from a traumatic assignment, Amber is wary of the man who shows up at her door with a plate of cookies and a welcoming smile. Instinct warns her he's not all he seems. Then again, neither is she. Since she was sent to root out the secrets of the town and its people, she might as well accept his invitation to dinner. But when things start to heat up between them, will her loyalty lie with her job, or the man trying to win her heart? Danny knows Amber is an FBI agent. Tasked by his brothers and the shifter council to keep her from discovering too much, he sets out to seduce her, a perfect cover to keep an eye on her and make sure she doesn't learn about his pack or their society. He hadn't counted on a blazing attraction at first sight, though. His wolf knows Amber is his mate, and he'll do anything to keep her safe and happy. But how can he reveal everything he is, and everything he's been keeping from her, without losing her forever? CONTENT WARNING: This book contains explicit sex. A Lyrical Press Paranormal Romance
Alpine Woods Shifters, #5 Will desire be enough once all their secrets are revealed? Still recovering from a traumatic assignment, Amber is wary of the man who shows up at her door with a plate of cookies and a welcoming smile. Instinct warns her he's not all he seems. Then again, neither is she. Since she was sent to root out the secrets of the town and its people, she might as well accept his invitation to dinner. But when things start to heat up between them, will her loyalty lie with her job, or the man trying to win her heart? Danny knows Amber is an FBI agent. Tasked by his brothers and the shifter council to keep her from discovering too much, he sets out to seduce her, a perfect cover to keep an eye on her and make sure she doesn't learn about his pack or their society. He hadn't counted on a blazing attraction at first sight, though. His wolf knows Amber is his mate, and he'll do anything to keep her safe and happy. But how can he reveal everything he is, and everything he's been keeping from her, without losing her forever? CONTENT WARNING: This book contains explicit sex.49,000 Words
AGENT UNDERCOVER When a woman drags Blake Harrison out of his wrecked car, he knows the mysterious stranger has saved his life. But more shocking than the hit-and-run is the news that a crime cartel has infiltrated his factory. There's a fortune to be made by tampering with the factory's products...but only if Blake is out of the way. Undercover FBI agent Heidi Zimmerman has two goals-catch the criminals in the act, and keep Blake alive. Falling for the single dad and his adorable daughter isn't in the plan. But everything changes when an abduction leaves Heidi face-to-face with a killer, revealing the danger that's been hiding in plain sight all along...
SHE COULD TRUST HIM WITH HER LIFE...BUT NOT WITH HER HEARTSomething sinister was taking place in the shadowy basement of Boston General Hospital-and Dr. Nadia French was determined to stop it. A transplant specialist, Nia French was called in to investigate the puzzling deaths of organ transplant recipients at BGH, and nothing was going to keep her from solving the case-not even her ex-lover-turned-partner.For Dr. Rafe McKay, women were a liability-especially in the field. He'd already lost one female partner, and he couldn't let Nia put herself in danger. But Nia had grown up in the ten years since he'd walked out on her, and she wasn't about to be chased off this case...or away from him!
LITTLE WHITE LIES...Known as much for her undercover skills as for the black stockings even the Miami heat couldn't get her to shed, Sophie Brooks was a mystery her Weddings Your Way coworkers couldn't quite gauge. So when Sean Majors, head of security for a kidnapped heiress's family, started delving into Sophie's past for seemingly professional reasons, her suspicious nature went into overdrive...as did her libido. Telling the teal-eyed bodyguard they were working the same case was out of the question. But with danger lurking around every turn, Sophie had to convince Sean she could protect herself without revealing her cover-or losing her vulnerable heart.
Boston homicide detective Angie Carlucci thought she was getting a much-needed vacation. But her Florida Keys holiday is interrupted when she sees someone dump a body bag in the ocean. In the tangle between arms dealers and treasure hunters, she's the only witness--and the main target. Unless a certain boat captain can keep her safe. Can he let a pretty cop complicate his mission--and endanger his cover? This is the last thing federal agent Jason Bodwell needs. Yet the more Jason and Angie work together, the closer they grow. Jason's willing to risk his life to solve the case. What will he risk for love?