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A Man's World NovelCan four guys find love in New York City?Kevin left behind a chance at the NBA to coach delinquents, but his toughest assignment is finding a girl who won't make his mama's church group fall into praying mode...A teacher and a poet, Antoine can make a sister feel beautiful--or want to beat him with a blow dryer...Tyrone has talent, attitude, and a crush on his boss's wife...And Maurice is all that, if that means rude, arrogant, and dishonest.Kevin's got the looks. Antoine's got heart and soul. Tyrone's got the skills. And Maurice has player moves. They got it all, except for the one thing that matters most--the love of a good woman. What they find when they try a dating service is a riotous trip through religious freaks, hootchie mamas, chicken heads, gold diggers, and some serious Brides of Funkenstein. One thing's for certain--when you play the game of love, you've got to be ready for anything.
National Geographic Kids is back with another installment in the Animal Heroes line of National Geographic Chapters books. Get ready to meet more amazing, medal-worthy critters in this action-packed collection, including a kangaroo to the rescue! Filled with engaging photos, fast facts, and fascinating sidebars, readers won't want to put this book down.
Join National Geographic expert and TV personality Brady Barr on some wild adventures with snakes! Readers won't believe their eyes as they read Barr's hilarious--and completely true!--accounts of his interactions with some of the biggest, weirdest, and craziest snakes on Earth. Filled with engaging photos, fast facts, and fascinating sidebars, readers won't want to put this book down.
She Couldn't ResistA frontier mining town seems like an ideal place for Emma Douglas to make a fresh start as a schoolmarm. But even a haven like Prospect has its distractions--in the form of dashing Grey North. When Grey insists on accompanying her on a visit to San Francisco, mutual attraction flares into a night of unforgettable passion. . .He Wouldn't Give InGrey harbors his own secrets--yet he's not about to shirk his duty when it comes to restoring Emma's reputation. He just hadn't counted on this stubborn, spirited, utterly beguiling woman refusing to marry him. But Grey isn't the kind to back down from a challenge, and sweet Emma's love is a prize well worth claiming. . ."A wonderful story of courage, dreams, and everlasting love. A book to savor."--New York Times bestselling author Jo Beverley on Alice Valdal's The Man For Her
With no skills besides scoring the perfect stilettos, maxing out her credit card, and partying till dawn, Marisol Winston is about to get a lesson in the real world--and in love. . .After years of perfecting her party-girl image, Marisol wants to open an L.A.-based deluxe boutique. Unfortunately her father refuses to foot the bill until she agrees to do a stint in shopaholic rehab. Surely she can survive a few weeks without Dior, right? But part of Marisol's anti-retail remedy entails getting a real job as a nanny/housekeeper in Podunkville, Arizona. Suddenly she's knee-deep in PB & J and dirty laundry, surprised to find herself just a teensy bit smitten with her three sticky-fingered charges--and their deliciously distracting Dad (even if he does wear discount denim). . .Quarterback Cash Connelly has one last shot at being re-signed to the pros, which means he needs a nanny who runs a tight ship. Marisol seems to know way more about Tiffany's than T-ball, and she has more miniskirted sex appeal than is strictly necessary for laundering jockey shirts. But his kids seem positively smitten. Well, who wouldn't love a woman who serves up ice cream for breakfast? Now if only Cash can find a way to stick to his strict hands-off-the-nanny policy. . ."Lisa Plumley creates charming characters. Her books are a delight!"--Rachel Gibson
He Knows His Women. . .New Jersey PI John Preshin takes on all kinds of jobs. Discreet inquiries. Private investigations. Helping women find lost. . .articles of clothing from his office. Yup, no job too big or too small. Now if only he could figure out how to convince the knockout redhead with the very large knife that he's not breaking into her grandmother Flo's apartment. No. He's Flo's upstairs tenant. In need of a serious cup of coffee. Yeah, so he's wearing only a towel. So what?She's Got His Number.Liz Atwater isn't about to take her eyes off this one--and not just because he's about six feet worth of smirking, hunky gorgeousness, either. She's had her share of bad luck with men, and some half-naked guy helping himself to your coffee while looking you up and down way is not a good sign. Something's going on with Mr. John Preshin. And Liz intends to do some discreet investigating of her own. He'd better hang on to that towel. . .Irene is a true Jersey girl, having lived in the central part of the state all her life. Her fondest memories are of spending summers at the shore. She even met her future husband on the boardwalk at Seaside Heights. After earning a B.A. in English and history from Montclair State, Irene went on to teach in area schools before marrying her handsome Viking. They have two terrific daughters and continue to walk the boards at Seaside at last twice a year.
Tracy MacNish's deeply romantic sequel new novel reveals the untapped power of a woman's heart--and how fiercely she dares to protect it. . .Emeline's entire life is controlled by men. She's just been won in a wager by Jeffrey, the Duke of Eton, who keeps her under lock and key. And her cruel stepfather, Simon, wants nothing more than to dominate her entire future. What she wants is a man who'll set her free . . . and Rogan Mullen, heir to the dukedom, just may be the answer to her dreams . . .Rogan is more than eager to have Emeline in his care, but his urge to protect her grows into a yearning to possess her--body and soul. Surrendering completely to love, they cannot foresee that something very sinister threatens to destroy them, for Simon will stop at nothing to control his stepdaughter's fate . . . and only the most fervent passion can endure against such relentless odds . . ."A lushly written, richly detailed Georgian historical [that] pushes the boundaries of the genre."--Booklist
For His Love. . .Astride a stolen horse, encircled by the shackled arms of Broderick Maxwell, a Scottish spy escaping certain death in the Tower of London, Lizbeth Ives rides to the north, hidden by the darkness. By stealth and cunning, the daughter of the Lord High Executioner has undone her father's cruel work, compelled to save the innocent man with her. There is no turning back--for they are bound as one in his iron chains. Consumed by mortal fear, driven by passion, they disappear into the night. . .A single raven follows them. Is it an omen? Or only the first of those who would capture them? They must ride on. If captured, they will face death together. But if they reach the Highlands, he will claim her for his own. . .forever.
Lost And Found. . .Gil Yancy is a man with a mission: claim his share of Rocky Point Ranch and build a herd of his own. What Gil doesn't count on is the greeting he gets--in the form of a stove lid upside the head--from the mistress of the place. She's the prettiest thing Gil's ever laid eyes--and more--on. When last they met, the shady lady seduced him and stole his last red cent, so now it might just be time for a little sweet revenge. . .Josie can't believe Rocky Point's new cowboy is that cowboy--the one with the strongest-yet-gentlest hands ever to mark a trail down her body. She robbed Gil blind out of sheer desperation, and years later, Josie still has something of his. . .but that's not her only secret. She wants him just as much as ever--and she knows he'd do anything to please a lady. . .
There is little hope for sanctuary in the midst of the tumultuous Scottish border wars, yet one woman may find safe refuge... in the arms of her sworn enemy...Jennet Graeme has witnessed terrible tragedy during the many years of strife between the Scots and the English. As Scottish invaders plunder her convent sanctuary, she defiantly resists the blond warrior who claims her as his prize. But his brute strength is overpowering and Jennet is forced to ride with him through the lawless lands, tending to the wounded, protected and desired by a man she wants to hate... but cannot...Sir Hacon Gillard is moved by Jennet's compassion and mercy. As a loyal knight, he's pledged fealty to his king's command, even as he loses his heart to this remarkable woman. Merciless in combat... yet there burns within him a spark for something far beyond the heat of battle...
England, 1075, a time of raging feuds and men who pledge their sword for king and country, an era brought masterfully to life in this epic tale of a powerful Norman warrior and the woman who is his destiny...Tristan D'Argent returns from battle to claim the keep bequeathed to him by King William, only to find his lands under the ruthless control of a treacherous rival--a man who has secured Tristan as his stepdaughter's betrothed. Determined to get his due without being trapped in marriage, Tristan prepares to win by any means necessary, only to be confronted by the beautiful face of the woman who haunts his dreams. She is Haith, the half-sister of his bartered bride.Haith never imagined seeing the man of her moonlit visions in the flesh, or worse, as her greatest tormentor. Caught in the bitter treachery of sworn enemies, neither Tristan's strong words nor tender promises can quell her fear that their destinies have not yet begun to play out...in a time where the might of men rules with a vengeance, and the warrior who fights for love takes the greatest risk of all....
In Samantha Garver's enticing debut, all it takes to open the door to deliciously wicked desires is a single night. But why stop at only one...?A fine and true friend, Calvin Garrett never anticipated what he would undertake in the name of loyalty to Lord Wolcott. Posing as a butler, he appears at the door of Wolcott's fiercely independent sister, Abigail, charged with uncovering the strange and sinister happenings at her country home. Certainly, he hoped playing servant to an unconventional woman would be a short-lived task. But when he meets his stunning new mistress, the scheme he had in mind takes a turn for the tempting...Abigail has never encountered a butler so...magnetic. However, he comes highly recommended and she is desperate for help. The troubles and danger plaguing her estate are enough to make a sane woman cling to strong shoulders, but her awareness of her new employee has much more to do with a longing from deep within her heart. Clearly, she has bigger problems than a dizzying attraction to a male. Soon, though, sleepless nights filled with danger and desire form a volatile mix that promises to turn Abigail from a confirmed spinster into a woman ready for love...
Nestled beside the coastal town of Misty Harbor, Maine, lies the picturesque village of Mistletoe Bay. There, overlooking the clear blue sea, is a charming old house that's the perfect place to gather for the holidays and give thanks for family, good friends, and bright new beginnings. . .When Cooper Armstrong left California to return to Maine, he also left a cheating ex and all his plans for settling down. Now Coop concentrates on taking care of his ailing father and learning his route as the area's new UPS man. It's not just Coop's parents who need assistance--Jenni Wright, whose blossoming new business has him making daily deliveries to her property, could clearly use some help. With three young sons, her mother-in-law, and a teenage niece all sharing a rickety house that seems to be held together with duct tape, Jenni has her hands full. To Jenni, Coop is their UPS guy, handyman, and her boys' guardian angel all in one gorgeous package. She's sure he'd run a mile before getting involved in the chaos of her life. But as Thanksgiving gives way to Christmas, the lovely, resilient Jenni turns Coop's expectations of a cold, lonely winter upside-down, revealing the promise of warmth, love, and a lifetime of happy memories. . ."The magic of everyday pleasures permeates Evanick's contemporary romance. . .Evanick has a gift for finding the humor in small details, and her story of opposites who attract unfolds with endearing warmth."--Publishers Weekly on Harbor Nights"Evanick's enchanting series never skimps on humanity, warmth, and romance."--Romantic Times on Harbor Nights
On the coast of Maine, a tiny fishing village is home to people of strong character-and even stronger hearts. There is nothing Misty Harbor's residents like more than celebrating tradition, but sometimes it takes an outsider to help them embrace their future. . .At the same time his younger brother is preparing for his wedding, Matthew Porter sees his own future come crumbling down. For years, the burly outdoorsman has wanted two things: to have a family and to buy and renovate Misty Harbor's abandoned lighthouse. But now a major hotel chain has made a substantial offer for the lighthouse, and just when things seem bleak, he meets Sierra Morley. The daughter of the hotel chain's owner, Sierra has brought her son on a working vacation to Misty Harbor. The last thing she expects is to fall in love with the sweet Maine town just as it is-and with Matthew Porter. Soulful, gentle, and wonderful with kids, he's the sort of man she's been dreaming of. But once he knows who she is, will he still feel the same way about her? Matthew thought Sierra was just another summer tourist, not a woman who could steal his dream. But now that she's captured his heart, how could he possibly imagine letting her go. . .Praise for Marcia Evanick's Harbor Nights:"The magic of everyday pleasures permeates Evanick's contemporary romance. . .Evanick has a gift for finding the humor in small details, and her story of opposites who attract unfolds with endearing warmth."--Publishers Weekly"Evanick's enchanting series never skimps on humanity, warmth, and romance."--Romantic Times
There is a fishing village on the coast of Maine steeped in the traditions of home and family. Yet Misty Harbor is always willing to give anyone with an open heart a second chance. . .Twenty-four year old Norah Stevens is looking to start over after a frightening experience calls into question the faith she once had in the power of love. Landing her own column in the local paper, Norah dives right into the rhythms of life in Misty Harbor, though her first encounter with log home builder Ned Porter leaves her a bit shaken. A giant of a man, Ned usually feels awkward around petite women--and five-feet-nothing Norah, whom he discovers snooping around his yard in search of her mom's dog--is no exception. Norah's obvious fear of him is disconcerting at first, but Ned soon discovers that while Norah may be tiny, she has vast reserves of determination. And Norah realizes that Ned, who is as gentle in nature as he is large in stature, might just be the perfect man to help her rebuild her life--if she can let him into her heart. . ."Marcia Evanick's charming and warmhearted novels will brighten even the most depressing day."--Romantic Times"Marcia Evanick's stories are charming and fun."--Rendezvous
A Perfect Lady. . .To catch a thief, you must set a trap. . .and Captain Ward Montgomery is amazed to find out that the intruder in his house is none other than Morgan Turner, the Englishwoman he'd so admired--and secretly lusted for--during a previous ocean voyage. What to do? He cannot resist the young widow's brazen proposal that she make herself at home in his bed. . .. . .Except For Her PastMorgan was raised a lady, but she's a wanted woman now, despite her innocence. She has nowhere to turn but to Ward and no other choice but to become his paramour. But his fiery passion soon captures her, body and soul. She must tell him the truth. If she is discovered, not even the man who's stolen her heart will be able to save her. . .
Will the real Christie Harris blow her chance at love?So she's taken some stuff nobody will miss. Pretended to be a producer to get into a party. And used her acting skills--currently not being used on movie screens across America--to impersonate a psychic so she and her best friend Louie can afford the occasional rosemary chicken with new potatoes. But really, who in L.A. plays it totally straight?Except now, some gorgeous guy with well-fitting jeans, a Texas drawl, and a badge thinks she's the real deal, and he wants her to "read" a crime scene to help with his investigation. Holy. . .sugar. Before you can say "serious sexual tension," Christy's in over her head and under the covers in the wackiest, hottest, most heart-felt romance ever to take place under a Hollywood moon...
"You like to sin, Kate?" When Boston interior designer Kate Markham meets real estate mogul Owen Glendower at a dinner party, sparks fly. Not only is Owen GQ-cover, drop-dead sexy and filthy rich, he has a maddeningly seductive way of knowing intimate details about her. Details that send heat rushing to her cheeks not to mention certain other parts of her body. Swept deliciously off her feet, Kate lets herself fall into a breathtakingly sensual journey she hopes will never end, even when Owen reveals his little secret: he happens to be Hades, ruler of the underworld and the devil himself!Caught in the fiery-sweet grip of a desire so consuming, Kate must choose between her business, her family, her life on Earth, and spending eternity in Hell with Owen. Then, out of the blue, family tragedy strikes, shaking her out of a rapturous trance to face the decision of a lifetime. Will she spend eternity with this devil of her dreams or follow her conscience back to earthly reality?Sherri Browning Erwin is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA). She lives with her family in Needham, Massachusetts."Wickedly entertaining! Sinfully sexy! Sherri Erwin's razor-sharp wit will make you laugh out loud." --Virginia Henley, author of Notorious and Infamous
Welcome To My World'Tis the season to be jolly--but Boston antiques dealer Claire MacGregor isn't looking forward to a solo Christmas, or cocoa for one, or trimming the tree by herself. But company's coming. Claire is fooling around with an old puzzle box and when it opens. . .a gorgeous, studly laird appears. Thumbs down: Sir Cameron MacLeod is centuries old. Thumbs up: he doesn't look it. And Cameron is tall, dark, and lusty--very lusty.Come Away To MineWho is this lovely lass? And where is he? Before awakening in the 21st century in Claire's bedroom, the last thing Sir Cameron MacLeod remembers was readying for war with a rival clan. Despite her strange clothes and odd ways, Claire is bonny and brave. He's about to find out that love is a many-splendored thing indeed. . ."An absolutely delightful, delicious romp!" --Romantic Times on A Thief In A KiltAward-winning author Sandy Blair was raised in a small New England town and graduated from Northeastern University, Boston. Winner of Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart, the 2004 National Readers Choice Award for Best Paranormal Romance and a 2005 RITA finalist, Sandy fell in love with Scotland's history, people, and beautiful, diverse landscapes on the first of her many visits. She currently resides in Texas with her husband and children.
As news of Napoleon's escape from Elba reaches England, a legendary spymaster discovers his own heart has become a battlefield...The RisksWhen Nathan Meyer agrees to escort a young woman home from France, he discovers too late that his family has been matchmaking yet again. He has no interest in the flirtatious and pampered Diana Hart, but when Napoleon escapes, Nathan seizes the opportunity to spy on advancing Bonapartist forces. As for romance, Nathan is much more interested in Diana's mother, Abigail, an attractive widow with a clever wit and sharp tongue, who suspects Nathan is up to something much more dangerous than getting them safely back to London.. . .And The RewardsAfter following Nathan one evening, Abigail accuses him of putting innocent lives at risk. Yet even as she confronts him, she fights her own fierce attraction to his courage and fire. As the tides of war lead them into a dangerous and unexpected alliance, Abigail and Nathan find themselves confronting their greatest enemy: their own pride.
From New York Times bestselling author Jane Feather comes a thrilling romance of surprise and suspense, as one man discovers falling in love is the most dangerous thing he has ever done. . .When Justin, Earl of Linton, found a half-starved child on the streets of Paris in the highly charged days before the Terror, his only thought was a bit of charity. He never imagined he would find an incomparably lovely young woman beneath tattered boys' clothing--or that she would inspire in him a passion more intense than any he had ever known. But the beautiful Danielle had more secrets in store. . .and Justin would soon learn that one of them was a need for vengeance that might endanger them both.
From New York Times bestselling author Jane Feather comes a heart-quickening romance of two adventurers drawn together in a dangerous game of deception and desire. . .When Lord Rutherford arrives in Cornwall to appraise his newly inherited estate, he finds the coast overrun by smugglers and the countryside sadly lacking in amusements. But the dowdy young widow he dismisses as unworthy of his attention is not at all what she appears. . . To her neighbors, Merrie Trelawney is a poor widow who keeps to herself. But under cover of darkness, she leads a band of reckless smugglers to pay for her late husband's debts. When Lord Rutherford discovers her scandalous secret, he pursues her relentlessly, determined to prove that the thrills she can find in his bed will be far more fulfilling than her lust for adventure. . .
From New York Times bestselling author Jane Feather comes the captivating tale of a Creole beauty and a daring privateer in a perilous battle of romance and intrigue--a battle the spirited young woman intends to win. . .Scandal was nothing to headstrong Genevieve Latour--unless it threatened her family's good name in New Orleans. But when she thwarted Dominic Delacroix--and his attempt to blackmail her father--she wasn't prepared for the seductive man she found beneath the guise of a dangerous blockade runner. With war raging around them, and everything she cared for at stake, could Genevieve trust Dominic with her life. . .or her heart? "An accomplished storyteller. . .rare and wonderful." --Los Angeles Daily News
A First One Dead Body. . .A prostitute lies strangled in a seedy French Quarter hotel room. Miles away, in a rambling plantation house on the sultry shores of Lake Ponchartrain, popular late-night radio host Dr. Samantha Leeds receives a threatening crank call. All in a day's work for a celebrity. Who would think to link the two?Then Another. . .A second hooker's corpse turns up. Samantha's ominous caller persists, along with a mysterious claiming to be a woman from her past--a woman who's been dead for years. With Detective Rick Bentz convinced that the serial killer prowling the shadowy streets of New Orleans is somebody close to Samantha, she doesn't dare trust anyone. Especially not Ty Wheeler, her seductive new neighbor who seems to know more about her than a stranger should.. . .And AnotherSomebody has discovered Samantha's darkest secret. Somebody is convinced that lives must be sacrificed to pay for her sins. So far, the victims have been strangers. But as a cunning, cold-blooded killer grows bolder, Samantha wonders in dread if she will be the next to die. . .
SHE MEANT WHAT SHE SAIDBeautiful Silver Jones had been called every name in the book. But now that she owned her own tavern in Buckskin Joe, Colorado, she didn't care what the self-righteous citizens thought of her. She never let a man touch her and she earned her money fair and square. Then one night, handsome Cherokee Evans swaggered up to her bar and completely destroyed the peace she'd made with her life--for the irresistible miner made her yearn for the melting kisses and fiery caresses that Silver had sworn she'd do without forever.HE KNEW WHAT HE WANTEDIt had been Cherokee's experience that every woman had her price, and that curvaceous Silver Jones couldn't be any exception. Ready to trade all his savings for a night in the vixen's arms, Cherokee invited himself into her bed. That was when he discovered that Silver meant what she said... and realized he had lost his heart to the luscious temptress. He wanted to take her that very second, but Cherokee made himself bide his time, certain that soon he'd stroke her satiny limbs and taste her honeyed lips, forever earning the priceless joy of her shimmering QUICKSILVER PASSION
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