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If you fall too fast . . . you might just crash. The hotly anticipated new novel from much-loved author Paige Toon
He's coming up on her blind side How can Shelby Hawkley forgive Gage Jamero for bailing on her when she needed him most? He and her husband, Nick, were the best part of her life. Now her former best friend is back, shaking up the widowed wine harvester's world. The safest bet is to protect herself. Except Gage is awakening feelings that are decidedly unfriend-like. Shelby is the woman Gage has secretly loved since high school. Starting over-together-could be the best dream he's ever had. If only he can find the courage to say what he should have said all those years ago.
One single mom. One chaotic family. One quirky stranger. One irresistible love story from the New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You<P> American audiences have fallen in love with Jojo Moyes. Ever since she debuted Stateside she has captivated readers and reviewers alike, and hit the New York Times bestseller list with the word-of-mouth sensation Me Before You. Now, with One Plus One, she's written another contemporary opposites-attract love story.<P> Suppose your life sucks. A lot. Your husband has done a vanishing act, your teenage stepson is being bullied, and your math whiz daughter has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you can't afford to pay for. That's Jess's life in a nutshell--until an unexpected knight in shining armor offers to rescue them. Only Jess's knight turns out to be Geeky Ed, the obnoxious tech millionaire whose vacation home she happens to clean. But Ed has big problems of his own, and driving the dysfunctional family to the Math Olympiad feels like his first unselfish act in ages... maybe ever.<P> One Plus One is Jojo Moyes at her astounding best. You'll laugh, you'll weep, and when you flip the last page, you'll want to start all over again.
It's tough to play it cool on a sultry summer night . . . The perfect daughter. The perfect prom queen. The perfect wife. Jenny Tolliver's been the good girl all her life, and it's gotten her nowhere. Now that her marriage has been busted up by her cheating ex, she's decided it's time to regroup and rediscover herself. This summer she's headed back to her hometown of Destiny, Ohio, to the very lakeshore cottage where she grew up, to figure out what life holds in store for her next. She never dreamed the answer would be Mick Brody, Destiny's #1 hellraiser. He comes from the wrong side of the tracks (or in his case, the lake), and he's landed in hot water more times than he can count. He's exactly the kind of guy Jenny's always kept her distance from . . . but soon the good girl and the bad boy are caught in a raw heat that's out of control. Too bad Mick's got a secret that threatens to tear them apart and ruin Jenny's perfectly, passionately reckless summer . . .
One spurned editor, one groveling prodigal artist and one hundred thousand eavesdropping fans. Lindsey Cartwright didn't set out to become the Wicked Witch of Comics. But then she fell for hot-shot artist Kent Farrington...and got dumped. When he walked out, he left her with no explanation and zero sense of humor. Kent knows he's got a hard road ahead if he wants to win Lindsey back. He'll need to catch her at the perfect time, in the perfect place. What could be better than the biggest comic book convention of the year? WARNING: Nosy fans, extreme cinnamon buns and vulgar lemons.
Should some questions be left unanswered? Adopted as an infant, Jane Aaron longs to know the identity of her birth mother and why she gave her up. Her only clue is the name of the small Texas town where she was born, so she's come to Cedar Springs for answers. Handsome ad executive Asher Price lost his wife, the beautiful, mysterious Susanna, in a terrible car crash eighteen months ago. When he hires Jane as the nanny for his two children, sparks fly. Jane finds herself falling in love with both Asher and his children, but begins to suspect that Susanna was not the perfect mother and wife the family portrays her to have been. As Jane gets closer and closer to finding out the truth about both her own and Susanna's past, devastating secrets begin to emerge that may be more than anyone can bear. Will the truth bring Jane and Asher closer together or tear them apart forever?
They'd Had One Night. He Wanted More.When Ethan Masters learns his family's explosive secret, it sends him reeling...straight into an uncharacteristic one-night stand. Too bad he'll never see Isobel Fyfe again....Until she shows up as his winery's newest hire. Now Ethan's in trouble. Isobel is everything he's not-a free spirit with no commitments-and she won't be controlled. How can he trust her to keep his secret? How can he keep his distance? With his family at stake, Ethan's playing with fire...but he wants Isobel. And he'll do anything to keep her quiet...and in his bed.
Adam Tyler was used to setting the rules and being a bachelor--then he became a single dad. His little girl had him wrapped around her finger. He knew he needed a nanny, but a wife? As the only unmarried woman in Deerhorn, Wisconsin, Stacy Poplar figured she was just about past her shelf life. And she was determined to learn about the steamy side of love from a hunk! Theirs was the perfect temporary arrangement. Stacy spent her days keeping house and kissing boo-boos--and her nights in Adam's bed where he showed her the pleasures she'd never known. Then the townsfolk set out--with a little help from a pint-size matchmaker--to make sure it would last a lifetime.
Stryker is plotting an all-out attack against his enemies, which include the entire human race. New battle lines are being drawn as the Dark-Hunters rally for a final showdown in One Silent Night. This is also in the Dream-Hunter series, as Book 4.
THE LOVER SHE COULDN'T FORGET...Honor Shaw had never forgotten the passionate, sultry summer she'd spent in the arms of golden boy Mark Griffin. But then their time together ended, and maybe it was for the best. She was a simple country girl. He was in line to inherit his family's fortune. They'd both known all along it was strictly a summer romance....Now Mark had unexpectedly returned home and seemed determined to recapture the love they'd shared. Honor knew she owed him the truth, but would Mark's desire for her be enough once he discovered the secret she'd kept for eight long years?
One Last Hope. . . Lady Skena MacIain has seen much hardship this year, and she fears worse is to come. For a bloody battle in Dunbar has left her a young widow, and her Scottish fortress without protectors. She wishes she could be as hopeful as her babes, who believe the Cailleach, the Lady of Winter, will send them a miracle in time for Christmas. But life has taught her that things can never be so easy. . . One True Love? Until a mysterious warrior is found amid a blinding snowstorm, sick with fever. As Skena nurses the handsome knight back to health, even she begins to believe he might bring salvation to her little keep--and passion to her life, as his body awakens a long sleeping desire within her. . . a desire her touch stirs in him as well. But his wounds speak of danger, and Skena will soon learn, his past carries a secret that could shake her home--and her heart--to their very core. . . "A sexy captive/captor romance. . . well done!" --Romantic Times on In Her Bed "Like a bard of old, MacGillivray spins a tale of knights and ladies, myth and magic. " --Romantic Times on A Restless Knight British-born Deborah MacGillivray discovered her passion for historical romance while helping her grandfather sort, restore, and rewrite the history of their family in Scotland and England. She now resides in Kentucky with her husband and two kitties, collects replicas of Medieval swords and Barbie Dolls, is a movie fanatic with thousands of DVDs, and is an avid reader of everything. Visit her website at www. deborahmacgillivray. co. uk.
Kit Lockford was one cowboy Kelly Adams should have steered clear of. But despite his hard words, she saw the hunger in his eyes...the passion brimming behind the icy wall around his heart. Kit stubbornly claimed he wanted nothing to do with her, but Kelly could tell otherwise. Kelly was one sexy woman, but Kit figured she didn't have much sense messin' with a man like him. He had nothing to offer her-- his tragic past made sure of that. But if she didn't keep out of his life, he didn't know how much longer he could keep her out of his bed.
A provocatively explicit account of an unhappily married couple whose passionless union causes them to seek alternative sexual satisfaction in scandalous ways. Regina Wheeler married her high school sweetheart and has never experienced sexual intimacy with any other man. After many years of being dutifully married to Matt and suffering from short-lived and predictably boring sex, Regina begins to wonder what she's been missing. Constantly rejected and ignored by an inattentive wife, Matt on the other hand, starts what he thinks will be a passing fling with a street-wise, much younger woman. But fiery passion unexpectedly ignites and Matt instantly becomes hopelessly addicted. It turns out that one taste is not enough for him.
New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas lassos the heart of Texas with these four spellbinding stories, available together for the first time, where love shows up unexpectedly. . . Hank Harris wasn't even looking for a woman when he ended up with a wife. Aggie is exactly who he needs as a business partner--if only she weren't so damn beautiful, spirited--and in his bed. . . Rowdy Darnell was born to be wild and Laurel Hayes knows she shouldn't get involved with him--but oh, how he can kiss. . . When Annalane Barkley whispers her dreams to Wynn McCord, the Texas Ranger knows he's found a woman worth fighting for. . . If Cozette Camanez's groom doesn't show up for their wedding by dawn, she'll lose her family ranch. Trouble is, the groom doesn't exist--until unsuspecting thief Michael Hughes comes along. . . "The undisputed queen of Texas romance. " --RT Book ReviewsPraise for Jodi Thomas"Thomas knows how to tell a story. " --Love Western Romances"Jodi Thomas's writing is breathtaking. . . her name should be at the top of everyone's favorite author list. " --Affaire de Coeur
In passionate love stories from four of romance's most prominent authors, meet women who've spent years thinking they've missed their shot at Mr Right - only to discover that fate is handing them one more chance.to win back the love of the one who got away!
Will Simmons messed up. Big time. And he knows he should just let her go. He should let Jessica be happy with her new boyfriend. But he can't stop thinking about her. He knows he could make her happy -- if she would only let him try.
Samantha Barton survived imprisonment on the war-torn island of St. Pierre. Her family wasn't so lucky. Now, in her new identity as the tough-as-nails revolutionary code-named Topaz, she enlists the aid of an enigmatic industrialist, Fletcher Bronson, on a risky mission to rescue some stranded refugees. Trapped behind enemy lines with a man she both fears and desires, Samantha finds herself irresistibly drawn by his promise of a new life away from the hail of gunfire. For Fletcher, Samantha is more than just an intriguing new lover. She's an object he must possess and protect at all costs. Opening his heart to her was never part of the bargain. But when new developments from Samantha's past life threaten to disturb his careful plans for their future, Fletcher must come to terms with the changes she's wrought in him--and reconcile himself to the truth of the warning she once delivered: I'm Samantha, but I'm also Topaz.
IT WAS A KISS SHE COULDN'T FORGET...Though the sign on Matt Bonner's San Antonio detective agency door claimed he was a "finder of lost loves," there was one he hoped he never had to find-the man who'd given Matt's ex-sister-in-law her first kiss. A kiss that had apparently given Jamie Lee fifteen years' worth of memories. But the man Jamie Lee was looking for didn't exist. Or so everyone told them. Why, then, was the trail of this seemingly obscure missing person strewn with danger, destruction and undeniable desire? Unless there was more to that kiss than Jamie Lee was willing to tell...? Matt knew firsthand about wanting to protect secrets. His was the deadliest of all: the two-fisted heat of a forbidden love.
Corinne Weatherby believes everyone on this planet has one true love. Just one. Okay, so the one she's picked is a shallow, inconsiderate womanizer-nothing a good breakup scene can't fix. Corinne comes from a legendary acting family, and there's a drama queen lurking just below her financial-controller surface. Her "I'm leaving you!"-which really means she's going on a two-week vacation-is bound to turn the boy around by the time she gets back. But her office buddy Matthew Relic overhears her performance and goes after her, determined to prove that he is her real one and only. So Matthew, the unadulterated accountant, reveals his alter ego: superstud. Whether it's revenge or the thrill of seeing Matthew suit-and- tie-less, Corinne is suddenly ready to play his Lois Lane.
She Walked Back Into His Life ... The last place Lisa Alvarez expected to find herself was babysitting for her ex-sister-in-law's three rambunctious kids. But when Maggie called her up and begged for time alone, something in Lisa made her say yes - for one weekend she'd leave behind the career she'd built and her new fiancé. But Lisa never expected her handsome ex-husband Nick to show up on the doorstep, walking back into her life, and taking over more than the weekend.... And His Heart Nick can't believe how Lisa has changed over the years - and how she's stayed the same. His heart still races when her eyes catch his, his pulse pounds when she's near. After tragedy pushed them apart, Nick spent eight years rebuilding his life and his soul. Can he risk losing his heart again, for a second chance at true love?
In Cupid, Texas, they say everyone has one true love. And if you write a letter to Cupid, you will get an answer in return . . . Now, from New York Times bestselling author Lori Wilde, read how the legend of Cupid began . . . All it took was one great love story Too bad for pretty young housemaid Millie Greenwood that her one true love is John Fant, the handsomest, wealthiest man in town. But in 1924, a maid--no matter how lovely--isnt about to marry into the towns foremost family, and John is on the verge of becoming betrothed to another. Everything seems hopeless until Millie writes a desperate letter to Cupid, and the most romantic legend of all is born . . .
Atlanta reporter Toni Shields will do whatever it takes to get a good story. So when she's arrested for sneaking around the mayor's house, she's prepared. What she's not prepared for is getting demoted--or her run-in with stubborn Adam Bayne, director of the local young men's rehab center. . . The first time Adam saw Toni, she was wrangling with the cops. Now she's looking for a scoop at Jacob House. Adam has no intention of letting her near his boys--yet as usual, her pushiness wins. And when she genuinely helps a teen in trouble, Adam sees a side of her that cares about more than just a headline. Soon, they become close--their attraction growing. But there's more to both their lives than meets the eye. Toni has a haunting family secret, one that is taking a great toll on her. And when she uncovers that Adam has a devastating past of his own, not only their relationship, but their futures, and their faith, lie in the balance. Praise for Man Enough for MeA sweet Christian romance. -Publishers WeeklyEnough drama, romance, and faith that keeps you turning pages. --Tiffany L. Warren, Essence® bestselling author
ONE HEATED RIVALRY... Sexy renegade treasure hunter Cassie Ashton and hunky by-the-book paleontologist Alex Martinelli are sworn enemies. She thinks he's a snooty Ph.D. with a womanizing streak (and denies his dangerously rugged appeal). He thinks she's just in it for the money (and pretends he doesn't notice those legs). Their legendary sparring is the source of much gossip across the rocky canyons of Wyoming, where they compete for discoveries. Yet the chemistry between them is blistering. ONE DANGEROUS FIND... To their dismay, Cassie and Alex are forced to team up to protect Cassie's latest discovery -- a priceless ancient skeleton. For it quickly becomes clear that someone will stop at nothing to steal it. Thrown together in the face of danger, the two rivals try to fight their passionate, long-suppressed attraction. But sometimes, when you're on the run and falling in love, there's only... ...ONE WAY OUT
For Wendy Rosnau's heroine, there's only One Way Out as she chooses between being her lover's mistress--or his wife.
He woke up naked and in bed with his boss's sister. . . After being caught in a compromising position, Russ Logan was forced into a shotgun engagement to Lynn McCall. At first, the ironhearted, solitary ranch foreman resisted. . . until he realized that this provocative spitfire who'd relinquished her virtue to him was most likely pregnant with his child! Beautiful, independent Lynn wasn't keen on a marriage based on duty - and knew better than to get involved with the most arrogant, irritating. . . and sexiest man shed ever known. But when Russ branded her with his kisses, Lynn forgot their engagement was only to protect her reputation, and began hoping that she was the woman he could truly love. . . .