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Architect Riley Carter never does anything without a blueprint, including moving next door to his ex-girlfriend, Kate Marino. The only thing he wants for Christmas is Kate back in his arms and he has a secret, seductive plan to get her there.Kate has a sneaking suspicion that what Riley really wants is sex-just sex-so she sets a trap to get him to admit it. After being swept away her first time around with him, she's promised it won't happen again. Right. Before long, Kate's falling for Riley anyway. Who will win the battle of wills? Well, with all the holiday magic in the air, maybe they both can....
It's not police lieutenant Wes Kimball's imagination. Cara Hughes, the big-city arson investigator from Atlanta, is hot, hot, hot. She's slender, curvy-and rumored to sleep with a six-inch switchblade under her pillow-and Wes is forced to fight his four-alarm desire from the first moment they meet. Cara seems just as intrigued.... But business is business, and she'll lose control with Wes in bed before she'll give ground in their investigation.Equally passionate about their work, Wes and Cara know their white-hot affair must fizzle eventually. Still, a temporary fling has its merits. And where's the harm when it means both of them get exactly what they want-or do they?
When researching her latest story puts her life in danger, freelance journalist Jenna Calvert decides she needs to get out of town. And the opportunity presents itself in the form of sexy Travis Roth. In exchange for two weeks in Carmel, she simply has to pretend to be someone else-not a problem for this spontaneous wild child.But a seriously tense Jenna makes the agreement conditional-she'll spend the weekend with Travis rehearsing her role, if he'll help her unwind by indulging in a little sensual stress relief! After all, the gorgeous but uptight businessman looks as if he could do with a little sexual healing himself. And Jenna's not foolish enough to think that one wild weekend will blossom into a real love affair-until it does!
Talk about chemistry!Subjects: Mia Maldonado, Nate CaffertyExperiment: To study the effects of sleeping with a strangerObservations: Vital signs of both subjects are off the charts- and they aren't doing any sleeping! When Mia agrees to take her friend's place in a sleep study, she never dreams she'll be sharing a bed with Nate Cafferty- a very fine specimen, if she does say so herself. Still, her life is too complicated right now to start messing around with a guy so hot he could make her forget her own name. And that would be a fatal mistake....Private investigator Nate hopes that posing as a research subject will allow him to get close to this mysterious woman who isn't who she claims to be. But he can't seem to focus on anything but the seductress he's sleeping with! How can he uncover all her secrets...when all he wants to do is play under the covers with her instead?
Lauren Jeffries needed a scoop, something that would get her her first serious newspaper story and away from writing obits. When she sort-of faked Harry Nord's obit, she never dreamed it'd get published, let alone that a hot guy would show up asking a lot of uncomfortable questions and making her feel...well, hot.On the hunt for snatched objets d'art, stolen-art investigator Sebastian Alberti has logged a ton of frequent flyer miles circling the globe. When a death notice in the Philadelphia Sentinel about his chief suspect catches his eye, his legs take him right to Lauren's door-and then into her bedroom....
The sexiest man Cricket Wilde never forgot, Tucker Manning, is now an assistant principal... and her boss! One look at him and this science teacher is dying to test if that long-ago chemistry is still there. But he's gone from Mr. Sizzling to Mr. Strictly-By- The-Book. There's nothing that Cricket likes more than bending the rules, and Tucker's cool facade makes her determined to melt the ice. And after a few stolen kisses, it looks as if his inner hottie is making a comeback.If his little secret gets out, everything Tucker has worked so hard for will come crashing down...including his career plans. Too bad there's no way that he can resist Cricket's wild sexiness. Once they hit the sheets, he's tossing caution to the wind just to be with her. So when word of their private affair leaks out, will Tucker reveal the one thing that will keep them together in bedded bliss?
Studying has never been better! The sexiest man Cricket Wilde never forgot, Tucker Manning, is now an assistant principal... and her boss! One look at him and this science teacher is dying to test if that long-ago chemistry is still there. But he's gone from Mr. Sizzling to Mr. Strictly-By-The-Book. There's nothing that Cricket likes more than bending the rules, and Tucker's cool facade makes her determined to melt the ice. And after a few stolen kisses, it looks as if his inner hottie is making a comeback. If his little secret gets out, everything Tucker has worked so hard for will come crashing down ... including his career plans. Too bad there's no way that he can resist Cricket's wild sexiness. Once they hit the sheets, he's tossing caution to the wind just to be with her. So when word of their private affair leaks out, will Tucker reveal the one thing that will keep them together in bedded bliss?
New York executive Darren Kaiser has it all- looks, money, women. Since being voted Bachelor of the Year by a national magazine, he's ready to disappear...and moving to Seattle disguised as a nerd is just the way to keep his identity a secret. But he hasn't counted on meeting Kate-his gorgeous neighbor and a woman he'd gladly bare all to.When Kate Monahan meets "Dean," she's not sure what to think of him. Although they got off on the wrong foot, she knows he's a good guy. She just wishes he'd lose the geeky duds so she can see the sexy bod behind them! When Darren reveals the truth, though, will she still want the man underneath it all?
Not Your Average Honeymoon Hotel!Rumor has it that the Inn at Maiden Falls is haunted by a group of shady ladies who have a few things to atone for...Meet Rose Tate, who's determined to make up for the past when the inn was, uh, a bordello. The ghostly matchmaker is supposed to be helping Ned Mulgrew and his snooty fiancée find marital bliss. Except after one look at the sexy lawyer, Rose wants Ned for herself.Rose has more than a few tricks she could try on Ned in the bedroom. And after one sizzling kiss, Ned is ready to take on anything- including a woman who keeps disappearing into thin air unexpectedly.But can Rose ultimately convince a lovestruck Ned to accept less than a flesh-and-blood woman for life?
Sanctuary. And Paige Harris has found it. At the Sunset Café in Key West, Florida, she's busing tables and hiding out from her powerful ex-fiancé. She thought she'd left him and Chicago for dust, but he's been doggin' her every step. Why? Without realizing it, she holds the key to uncovering his nastiest secret. Luckily, someone's got her back...trouble is, he also wants the rest of her!P.I. Max Walker's number one priority is the gorgeous, sexy waitress at his table. He knows his instructions: find her, get her, bring her back. But when he sees the fear in her eyes, not to mention the desire, he writes a new set of orders. Chief among them, protect Paige. A job at the café seems like the perfect solution, until Paige starts whispering about other things he can do for her...
When Roxy Adams shows up in her bright yellow Porsche, Sheriff Luke Hermann knows he and his small Texas town will never be the same. Within twenty-four hours he's pulled her out of a catfight, almost hauled her off to jail and spent the most incredible moments of his life in her bed. But Luke knows she'll love him and leave him soon enough. Still, before she does, he intends to make sure she'll miss being held in the long arms of a lawman....Roxy figures the scrumptious sheriff thinks she's some spoiled city girl looking for attention. But in truth, she left Dallas to stay out of trouble. She's staying in town just until she's strong enough to move on. In the meantime, though, she's sure enjoying the scenery.... Only, the closer she gets to Luke, the more she can't bear to leave. Little does she guess her past is about to catch up with her....
It will take some "spirited" discussion to bring these two together...Lawyer Alexis O'Hara is tired of the dating, mating, then hating game. She wants to settle down, and this time she's not letting her heart get involved. So when her mentor Vincent Cathardy offers her everything she's ever wanted, she agrees to marry him. And by having the wedding at the world-famous Inn at Maiden Falls, she can almost guarantee her own happy ending. Only, it might not be the ending she's expecting....Lawyer Dylan Greene thinks he's negotiating just another prenuptial agreement-until he learns that the bride-to-be is his first and only love, Alexis. And it's soon obvious that the chemistry between them is just as explosive as ever. Even after years apart, they can't keep their hands off each other. So why is Alexis so determined to go through with the wedding? And will Dylan be able to seduce her into saying no to Vincent- and yes to him?
Sexy, single...and stacked. That's how most men in the Windy City would describe the infamous Cassandra Ward. And Cassandra is happy to play along-providing her men follow her rules. No touchy-feely emotions. Just white-hot sex. But when Noah Barclay, heir to the family empire, propositions her at a wedding, he's got more on his mind than a quick fling. He wants her totally and completely.For Noah, Cassandra is the woman of his dreams-literally. In fact, he can't get the image of her dark mane, voluptuous curves or kissable lips out of his head. But her gorgeous body is just the start. He knows Cassandra is in need of some TLC, but will a kiss and one sizzling night, which leave her breathlessly begging for more, be all that it takes to convince her?
Signe Sargent has it made in Manhattan. Fab girlfriends to hang out with, a line on a hot new job and a crush on Gorgeous Garrity, the Big Apple's #1 bachelor. Except he's not quite responding to her charms, so for fun Signe casts a love spell on him.Amazingly that night she gets her man- in bed-for some very good sex! Problem is that next morning it's clear he's the wrong Garrity brother. James is a mere Park Ranger, no wealthy business exec. Signe wanted Frat Boy; she got Nature Boy instead. Though James is very appealing....Meantime James can't believe how quickly he's fallen for sexy Signe after just one night together. Is it love, magic or her wacky spell that worked too well? And what happens when the love spell wears off?
To Mattie Wilcox, Brad Sumners has always been the epitome of perfect-the perfect football star, the perfect poker player, the perfect high school crush. But who knew crushes could last so long? Because all these years later, Mattie's still as hung up on Brad as she was when she was younger. She knows she has to get over him...but how? When Brad suddenly shows up on her doorstep asking for help, Mattie knows what she has to do. After all, she's never been one to turn away a friend in need... and with luck, she'll take care of a few needs of her own. This is her chance to get Brad out of her system for good. And she's sure they'll both find the experience perfectly satisfying....
"Directionally challenged" Beth Von Meeter has had it up to here with watching her friends saunter down the aisle. But when she turns to an online matchmaking service, Beth finds herself sitting across the table from Spencer James, the blunt but sexy newspaper journalist, who has an offer she can't refuse. Be the subject for his story on computer dating and he'll help her snag a marriage-minded guy...pronto.Unlike Beth, Spencer can't imagine actually looking for love. His own heart is burned to a crisp and he's determined to live by one rule- don't get involved with anyone unless it's just sex... nothing more. But when an accidental touch erupts into a sizzling night of white-hot desire, Spencer can't help but think he's finally met his match-but that can't be right, can it?
Blythe Padgett isn't thrilled her roommate's arranged a blind date for her. It also doesn't help that she forgets to tell Blythe his name. So when she runs into a sexy stranger in their building during a blackout, Blythe assumes it's him. Luckily he's hot-so hot, she sheds both her inhibitions and her clothes! But when the lights come back on, she finds out he wasn't her date after all...!Getting stuck in an elevator isn't how reporter Max Laughton expected to meet his date. He's especially surprised when the cute little redhead propositions him that same evening! Fortunately, Max has always had trouble saying no! Then, when he finds out he slept with the wrong woman, Max doesn't think there's a problem. Now he just has to convince Blythe how right things can be between them!
Author Faith Bonner has a secret. She's been living vicariously through the audacious heroine of her books, Zoe Wilder. Zoe is everything Faith isn't-she's bold and brash, hot and sexy. But that's about to change. Because at a secluded mountain lodge where her publicist is hosting a Zoe Wilder theme party, Faith has a little accident...and suddenly believes she is Zoe. And no man-including sexy lodge owner Lex Ellenberg-stands a chance of resisting her....And resist her is exactly what Lex is trying to do. He'd been dreading this theme weekend...until he sets eyes on gorgeous Faith. The connection between them is instantaneous, explosive...endless. But how can he build a relationship with someone who doesn't know who she is? Still, with the way Faith/Zoe is aggressively seducing him, he knows he won't be able to hold out for long. So what else can he do but give her a night she won't be able to forget...?
Phoebe Devereaux could never forget Trace McGraw. In college he used his moves to give her a night she'd never forget. Now he's using those talents as a male stripper on the cruise ship where she works as a showgirl. But Phoebe can't afford to be distracted. She was hired to help the police nab some onboard mobsters. Still, Trace sure knows what turns her on....Undercover reporter Trace can't believe sweet, innocent Phoebe is now dancing on a ship in nothing more than feathers. Of course, he can't believe he is bumping and grinding in a thong for a story! He needs this scoop about a possible Mafia operation. But what he wants is to do a little private dancing with Phoebe....
Mickey Coleman has a whiz-kid IQ, a stellar job in astronomy and ambition to boot. So how can she slip up? When a sexy one-night fling results in a homemade videotape, Mickey is feeling a new kind of heat...she's being blackmailed! And there's no one to turn to for help. Unless you count Dominic Colucci, a coffee-swilling gangster she hires to steal the tape, who's definitely got her pulse racing!Dominic Colucci can't figure out how flashy "Foxy Smith" could weasel into his life so fast. All he knows is that's not her real name. But Dominic has his own secret identity to worry about and can't afford to get involved with the sexy siren. So why isn't he ignoring the stars in Foxy's eyes...or the promise in her kiss? Well, 'cause it has happened for them!
Early to bed and early to rise makes a man...Healthy?Talk about early! Tony Romano and Lily McNeil hadn't even introduced themselves before they were burning up the sheets! But the exercise didn't do Tony's health any good. Since luscious Lily showed up at his hotel, he's had his life threatened-twice! Wealthy? With his hotel falling apart around him, Tony could use a little help. And Lily has some great ideas to save the old establishment. But her family's company is pushing him to sell, and the timing of Lily's arrival is a little suspicious....And definitely wise! Who knew that sleeping with the enemy would be the smartest thing Tony had ever done? Because Tony quickly realizes he needs Lily-in bed and out. But before he can go any further, he has to put an end to all the secrets between them. Then it will be just a matter of seducing her into saying yes....
Jessica Barnes has a one-way ticket to the career of her dreams as a corporate VP when Adam Taylor, the sexy consultant and chief hatchet man, arrives on the scene. Suddenly Jessica's not sure whether her job will get axed if a merger with a rogue company goes through. She wants to ignore the man who's turning her world upside down, but instead he's turning her on....Adam Taylor never expected to find his dream woman. And he certainly never expected her to be the fireball in the power suit, who's making him want her in as many positions as possible. But when they make a bet to keep their hands to themselves for ten whole days, Adam's not sure he can keep up his side of the bargain! Besides, what's one kiss? Unless it leads to a whole lot more...
Josie's Scheme for Seduction1. Sneak into Adam's apartment2. Slip out of her clothes and under the sheets3. Have the best sex of her life... with the wrong man?Librarian Josie Sinclair has never been wild or spontaneous...but she's about to make up for it now. Her plan? To surprise her boyfriend, Adam Delaney, by stealing in to his apartment...and seducing him within an inch of his life. But in the morning it's Josie who gets the surprise. Because the man she's just slept with is Adam Delaney-only, he's not her boyfriend....Adam quickly realizes that the mystery woman in his bed isn't a fantasy come true-it's a case of mistaken identity. But when he discovers that some other man has been using his name and his apartment for the past three months, he's livid. He's going to find the impostor, or else. But his first priority is to convince Josie that there's nothing like the real thing....
Chicago detective Sean Calhoun has a knack for sniffing out trouble. And beautiful Abra Holloway is definitely trouble with a capital T! Pregnant, on the lam and incredibly sexy, she nevertheless needs his protection. What's a true-blue guy like Sean got to do but come to the rescue?As far as Abra is concerned, Sean can take a hike. She's got good reasons for hiding out. She doesn't need some gorgeous blue-eyed cop hovering over her. Even if he is hot stuff! Even if her hormones are going crazy and telling her to hit the sheets with him now. She's got to think of her unborn baby. But the longer Sean is around the harder it is not to imagine him changing diapers with her. And maybe making a few little Calhouns of their own...
A wrong exit off the freeway and Hollywood-bound Wendy Jamison is suddenly in a worst-case scenario in the worst part of Dallas... until bounty hunter Michael Wolfe roars up on his motorbike. He's the right kind of dangerous-powerful, brooding and hot as hell. Staying in Texas was never in the cards, although Wolfe's incredible kisses may just make her reconsider....Wolfe knows trouble when he sees it. The moment he rescues Wendy, he knows he should walk away. But she's a sexy spitfire, and since her car and money are gone, he lets her stay with him-temporarily. Her sweet body and fast talk can only mean trouble. He's always been a loner-except having Wendy in his bed every night isn't such a bad perk!
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