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Kate Burke is done making bad decisions. Thirty years old and belatedly determined to grow up, the successful travel writer and one-time party girl returns to work at the remote Ponderosa Pines Ranch to reassess her life. Although her kitchen/cabin staff is lacking and the workload never relents, Kate's main challenge is Shane Maddox, the ruggedly handsome and doggedly stubborn ranch foreman. Instantly at odds, they battle over everything from ceiling fans to bothersome bats-studiously ignoring the sparks they generate with each confrontation. They can't explain their explosive physical chemistry, but after a few frustrated weeks they can't deny it either. Their solution? Just once. They'll get past their inconvenient lust and move on. Kate's been trying to think with her head instead of her hormones, but is this just another bad decision in a lifetime of careless choices? Has she really changed at all? Set in the striking and serene hills of southern Colorado, Julianna Keyes' debut novel offers a sizzling and satisfying tale of unexpected chemistry and the power of second chances. Her characters will get under your skin and into your heart. Just once may not be enough for you either.
Picking up shortly after the events in the sizzling New York Times bestseller Just One Night--which the New York Journal of Books declared "gives Fifty Shades of Grey a run for its money"--this sexy e-short, told from the perspective of Robert Dade, delves further into his tumultuous love affair with Kasie Fitzgerald."If you won't be ruthless for love, how valuable is that love?" Robert Dade is a man who knows what he wants and never hesitates to go after it. Money, power, and--at long last--the woman he loves, Kasie Fitzgerald, are now his. But after so many years of living by his own rules will he really make the compromises necessary to keep Kasie by his side? And when a man even richer and more ruthless than he is takes an interest in Kasie, will Dade be able to protect her? Or will his controlling nature drive her toward the very danger he seeks to shield her from? The seductive second tale in the New York Times bestselling Just One Night series, Just Once More introduces some of the fascinating characters from the wild new Kyra Davis novel, Just One Lie--the long-awaited next full-length work in the internationally beloved series.
Lil Marchette, New York's hottest vampire matchmaker, becomes mixed up with the mob, in this fourth tongue-in-cheek adventure of the sexy paranormal series by the bestelling author of "Your Coffin or Mine?" Original.
From the New York Times bestselling author of If I Stay Allyson Healey's life is exactly like her suitcase--packed, planned, ordered. Then on the last day of her three-week post-graduation European tour, she meets Willem. A free-spirited, roving actor, Willem is everything she's not, and when he invites her to abandon her plans and come to Paris with him, Allyson says yes. This uncharacteristic decision leads to a day of risk and romance, liberation and intimacy: 24 hours that will transform Allyson's life. A book about love, heartbreak, travel, identity, and the "accidents" of fate, Just One Day shows us how sometimes in order to get found, you first have to get lost. . . and how often the people we are seeking are much closer than we know. The first in a sweepingly romantic duet of novels. Willem's story--Just One Year--is coming soon!
Barbara Havers puts her career on the line while DI Thomas Lynley attempts to straighten her out before it's too late. When Hadiyyah Upman disappears from London in the company of her mother, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers is as devastated as the girl's father. They are her close friends as well as neighbours, but since the child is with her mother, nothing can be done. Five months later, Hadiyyah is kidnapped from an open air market in Lucca, Italy, and this triggers an investigation in the full glare of the media spotlight. Barbara's clever manipulation of the worst of London's tabloids forces New Scotland Yard to become involved. But rather than Barbara herself, her superior officer DI Thomas Lynley is assigned to handle a situation made delicate by racial issues, language difficulties, and the determination of an Italian magistrate to arrest and convict someone - anyone - for the crime.
A young boy takes a gun to school to scare off the bully who has been tormenting him, and the gun is accidentally fired during a scuffle.
Just A DreamCheated out of her inheritance by a willful stepmother, Lady Elizabeth Stanton follows Nathaniel O'Connor to America -- eager to accept the dashing shipbuilder's proposal of marriage. But it is a stranger who greets the penniless miss at her intended's door -- the true owner of the grand Boston mansion, Nathaniel's handsome, secretive and insufferable older brother, Morgan.Just One KissThe cruel treachery of a disloyal sibling left Morgan angry and bitter -- but he takes in the cad's forsaken fiancee nonetheless. And when one stolen kiss threatens scandal, he offers to wed the proud, golden-haired beauty himself. But Elizabeth is devoted to a rogue. And Morgan must first conquer his own pain and suspicion to know a passion that can thaw a frozen heart...and a love that can heal all wounds.
He won't hesitate to put his life on the line...but will he ever risk his heart?Falling for Justice Garrett was a high point in Patience McGraw's otherwise awkward adolescence. Even after he disappeared, Patience never forgot the boy who captured her heart. Now he's back in Fool's Gold, California, and her passion for him is as strong as ever. But how can she trust that he won't abandon her again-and her daughter, too?When bodyguard Justice Garrett was a young man, witness protection brought him to this idyllic town and he never forgot its warmth, or the sweet beauty of his childhood friend. He's returned to open a defense academy, and the Patience he once knew is all grown up. He can't resist her smile, or her curves. But Justice's past doesn't make him husband, or father, material.Patience and Justice think they'll succumb to just one kiss... Then one more... Okay, just one night together. But they might learn that falling in love is beyond anyone's control.If you're a fan of Fool's Gold, you'll love Ana Raquel and Greg's delicious romance, featured in Susan Mallery's Fool's Gold Cookbook, along with her favorite recipes from the land of happy endings.
Nestled in the heart of Seattle, A Taste for All Pleasures is a warm hub of decadent baking delights. Sweet buttery cookies with melted chocolate, yummy cupcakes with creamy soft icing...and the owner, Angela Loukas, is about to meet a mouthwatering morsel of a man-one she can't resist!Unfortunately, Daniel Flynn is officially celibate. No sex. No dating. It's criminal, really. But once he steps into Angela's shop, he remembers what temptation-in the form of chocolate icing and a mischievous set of chocolate-brown eyes-feels like.Now he wants to have his cupcakes...and Angela, too!
Just One Last Night Juggling life as a stand-in-mum, Grace is already under fire before meeting new boss Brent Cartwright. Brents the ex who has always held more of her heart than she d ever want him to know. As impossible as he was to forget, Brent is now even harder to resist! Dare she dream of one last night with him ? Suddenly Single Sophie Socialite Dr Sophie Carmichael has packed away her stilettos along with her broken heart. Suddenly single, miles from home and starting a new job, shes determined to show her brooding boss Dr Will Brent shes not what she seems! Will isnt convinced Sophie (or her killer heels) will last, but before long hes willing her to prove him wrong!
The temptation of one last night of heady passion with her husband is too much for Melanie Masterson to resist... But in the morning she kisses his sexy mouth goodbye and turns her back on her marriage, believing Forde deserves someone better-someone who can be a good wife and mother.Discovering Melanie is pregnant with his child pushes Forde Masterson to his limits. As Christmas approaches, he vows to reclaim his wife and child even if that means playing dirty...with a sensual onslaught so powerful that come Christmas Day, she will never want to leave his arms again!
In the instant international sensation Just One Night, sensible Kasie Fitzgerald unleashed her passions--and found herself--through an explosive affair. In Just One Lie, we meet Kasie's wild and tortured sister, whose impulsivity and lack of self-control has set off a chain of events that changes her family forever.Melody Fitzgerald is the opposite of the "perfect" daughter. The lead singer of an indie rock band, she is impulsive and creative, with a rebellious streak that both defines her and becomes her greatest enemy. Her lover, the enticing and unpredictable Ash, shares her free spirit and penchant for trouble. On the face of it, he seems to be her perfect match. So why is she so drawn to her soft spoken, reliable drummer, Brad Witmer? How can a man who wears polo shirts and reads the financial section of the paper be of any interest to her at all? And why on earth does someone like that appear to be so captivated by her? Before she knows it, Melody finds herself on a path of self-discovery, passion, and affairs of the heart. But will a dark secret from her past derail it all? Or will its exposure be the very thing that unburdens her heart and allows her to seek a future with the one man who loves her completely?
In this taut and tingling romance, two spies find themselves entangled in a deadly game--and a sweet obsession--as undercover takes on a sexy new meaning. His orders are to follow her every move. Luckily for agent Remy St. Jacques, this assignment comes with an unexpected benefit: His mark is drop-dead gorgeous. Too bad she is a traitor, a "turned" agent now trading state secrets for money. But when the unthinkable happens, and Remy is spotted by his target, he must make a bold move: forge an intimate bond with the woman, seduce his way into her heart, and discover what she's hiding. Only now Remy's not so sure she's guilty of anything--except making him fall in love with her. Susan Kitteridge had the perfect cover as a glamorous denizen of the Washington, D.C., party circuit. But when the spy sees something she was never supposed to see, she must flee the city and plot her next move. Susan's mind is in turmoil when a handsome stranger suddenly catches her eye. But the growing, burning heat between them just might lead them both into mortal danger. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Deep Autumn Heat, The Last Warrior, and Kevin's Story.
An ordinary snapshot causes a mother's world to unravel in an instant. After picking up her two young children from school, Grace Lawson looks through a newly developed set of photographs. She finds an odd one in the pack: a mysterious picture from perhaps twenty years ago, showing four strangers she can't identify. But there is one face she recognizes--that of her husband, from before she knew him. When her husband sees the photo that night, he leaves their home and drives off without explanation. She doesn't know where he's going, or why he's leaving. Or if he's ever coming back. Nor does she realize how dangerous the search for him will be. Because there are others interested in both her husband's past and that photo, including Eric Wu: a fierce, silent killer who will not be stopped from finding his quarry, no matter who or what stands in his way. Her world turned upside down, filled with doubts about her herself and marriage, Grace must confront the dark corners of her own tragic past she struggles to learn the truth, find her husband, and save her family.
SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER HEROne look at the rugged, denim-clad, 100% man in her doorway told Sara Campbell she wasn't dead yet-only dreaming. She'd met detective Joe Decker just yesterday, when he'd scooped her off the pavement after the South Side Ripper had tried to kill her, and held her hand until she woke up. Now he was back to protect her, because Sara, all alone in her mansion, was the only living witness to the maniac's face. But she couldn't remember that face! And that meant she was in danger, with only this one man to keep her safe. But even if he kept the maniac from harming her, what would happen to the heart that was already his?
Spending her days practically naked with gorgeous men should be easy. But for body double Tabitha Everheart it's a poor imitation of the real thing. Thanks to her short-lived disastrous marriage, she's an independent woman. Then a bullet shatters her apartment window and she's forced to admit she needs protection. Especially if it comes in the form of sexy cop Warren Vitalis, who takes his body-guarding duties very seriously. Nights of mind-blowing sex with Warren stir urges Tabitha thought had been forever tamped down. This passionate man is arousing not only her libido, but her emotions as well. What they have together is hot-and very temporary. At least that's what she tells herself-
Welcome to Twin Oaks-the new B and B in Cooper's Corner. Some come for pleasure, others for passion-and one to set things straight...Check-in: Cooper's Corner postmistress Alison Fairchild had the most fabulous little upturned nose ever-thanks to recent plastic surgery. After a lifetime of teasing and insecurity, she looked stunning as she made her entrance at the rehearsal for her friend's wedding. All eyes were on her-except for the gorgeous stranger in the dark glasses. Then she realized he was blind.Checkout: Ethan Granger could see perfectly well that Alison was a knockout. He wasn't the sightless high school teacher he claimed, but an undercover FBI agent. The attraction was instantaneous, and all too soon Ethan was thankful for those dark glasses. If Alison could see into his eyes, she'd know he was in love....
Just One More Dance is the author's story of how a tragic accident changed his life. When Thessie Mitchell jay walked across the street little did he know how that day would change his life forever. A car hit him and left him a quadriplegic. Thessie tells his life story from a hospital bed. He describes his years on the police force and the ups and downs of his professional and personal life.
When Britain declares war on Germany in 1939, Carolyn Maddison is still a schoolgirl. Her elder brother Alastair wastes no time in joining the RAF as a flying officer, and Carolyn decides that when she is eighteen she will follow him into the service by joining the Women's Auxiliary Air Force. While reporting to the Air Ministry in London she meets a good-looking, charismatic pilot, Charlie Wade, currently employed in propaganda work. He believes that with her calm demeanor and resilience, Carolyn should work as an Intelligence officer, and suggests she serve on an active bombing station. At her side throughout the courses and postings that follow is Lucy Gaston, naturally quick-witted and sparky, a perfect foil for her friend. The young WAAFs both obtain prestigious postings in 5 Group Bomber Command, where they perform the vital tasks of briefing and debriefing aircrew returning from operations over Germany. Lucy, an incorrigible optimist, falls head over heels for a member of a Lancaster bomber crew while Carolyn resists her feelings for its dashing pilot. She decides it's not worth the risk of loving a man in wartime. . . only to wonder if she has done the right thing when a new WAAF on the station sets her cap at him. For Lucy and Carolyn, life on a WWII bombing station brings drama, heartbreak and suspense in this touching love story.
She was supposed to be a one-night stand. Instead, she's the woman he can't forget. Now this brash billionaire will do anything for more... Nick Messena has gone through his share of women in the past six years and still hasn't quelled his hunger for Elena Lyon. But on the night they made love, their families were plunged into a scandal that left Nick questioning everything. He thought he'd never have her again.... Now, a family secret has brought them back together...and Nick's sweet wallflower has bloomed into a breathtaking vixen! Nick wants Elena-for one more night and then some! But can he convince her she's the only woman for him?
The extraordinary memoir of "the queen of psychics"* who has helped celebrities, statesmen, and law enforcement officials-and now shares her stories to inspire and guide readers everywhere. <P> Clients from all over the world come to Yolana seeking answers to help them find success and happiness in this life, or they come with the desire of connecting with a loved one who has passed on. They all have questions they desperately want answered, and Yolana uses her remarkable abilities to offer guidance and hope. She has found, however, that no matter how much she tells her clients, they always have "just one more question." In her readings, and now in this book, Yolana provides insights from her psychic experiences and her own life that she hopes will help people to trust their instincts and look inside themselves to find all the answers they need. <P> Filled with startling revelations, this book takes readers into the life of a world-renowned psychic medium and shares some of her most important readings and personal accounts. In addition to finding out about her involvement with solving high-profile criminal cases and her thoughts on spirit guides, destiny, and facing our own personal demons, readers will also learn about Yolana's life story-the struggles and triumphs from homelessness to her current success-and the lessons she has learned. This fascinating and inspiring book will help readers gain new insights about this world and the world beyond.
In Just One More Thing Peter Falk--award-winning actor--takes us behind-the-scenes into his professional and private life. Starting in Hartford, where he worked as a management analyst for the Connecticut State Budget Bureau., Falk was no more successful than at an earlier attempt to work with the CIA, and then how he finally became involved with acting.
In this New York Times bestselling erotic enovella trilogy, a buttoned-up businesswoman takes her friende(tm)s advice and has a fling with a stranger on a trip to Vegase"only to find herself under his mysterious, sexy power both in the boardroom and the bedroom. Kasie Fitzgerald knows who shee(tm)s supposed to be. Shee(tm)s a rising-star-workaholic at a global consulting firm. Shee(tm)s the fiancée of a well-connected man whoe(tm)s won the approval of her parents. People know that shee(tm)s reliable, serious, proper, cautious, pragmatic, and yes, a little predictable. Shee(tm)s who Dave and her family want her to be. But as her thirtieth birthday looms, buried feelings begin to resurrect. Her friend takes her to Vegas for one last wild and crazy night. In a dress much shorter and sexier than anything she has ever dared to wear before, she hits the blackjack tables. And meets him. Under the tailored clothes ite(tm)s clear that this is a man who is intense, powerful, and maybe even a little dangerous. With a touch of trepidation she accepts his invitation to get a drink, and before long, shee(tm)s in his hotel room. She never gets his full name. Perhaps his anonymity is one of the reasons shee(tm)s able to give herself over to him and to the moment so completely. Perhaps ite(tm)s why shee(tm)s just had the most exquisite and passionate sex of her life. Shaken by her own behavior, Kasie tries to chalk it up to one crazy night. But when the mysterious gentleman shee(tm)s just had a fling with shows up in her officee"as the CEO of a firm her company does a billion dollars of business with a year, demanding that she handle his account, and so much moree"things will never be the same again. And theree(tm)s no telling where this will goe
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