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A Christmas to Remember In Little Horn, Texas, Amelia Klondike is known as the Queen of Christmas. Her generosity and sheer joy during the holidays is contagious-to everyone except Finn Brannigan. The attractive, wounded stranger doesn't know who he is or where he came from-and he isn't feeling merry at all. It isn't long before Amelia, her grandfather and their adorable dog begin to warm Finn's heart. But when Finn's memory starts to return, his past as a Texas Ranger-the one thing that might cause Amelia to withdraw from him-is revealed. And he worries that he may lose his chance for one perfect Western Christmas with the woman he can't bear to forget...heir adorable dog begin to warm Finn's heart. But when Finn's memory starts to return, his past as a Texas Ranger-the one thing that might cause Amelia to withdraw from him-is revealed. And he worries that he may lose his chance for one perfect Western Christmas with the woman he can't bear to forget...
A second chance to choose love Returning to Taylor's Grove is bittersweet for Audrey Merrill. She's come home to take care of her ailing mother and finally face her painful past. She just never expected her daughter's new teacher would be Mark Dublin. As childhood sweethearts, she and Mark were inseparable. Until her sister's tragic death-an accident Audrey blames on him. Mark is back to make amends. And, surrounded by memories of happier times, it doesn't take Audrey long to remember the love they once shared. Now she's faced with the same dilemma as years ago: hold on to the sorrow or forgive and embrace happiness.
A relationship in need of renovation Bess Fitzgerald is thrilled to be overseeing the expansion of her family's B and B. Working with Daniel Forester, not so much. After one wild night, they agreed to stay out of each other's lives. The attraction still sizzles between them now, but Daniel's need to be in control and Bess's impulsive nature continually drive them apart. Keeping their relationship professional is harder than Bess anticipated. And it's not long before they give in to temptation. Suddenly it's clear Daniel needs her in a way she never thought possible. This may be the year Bess finally gets her Christmas wish!
A promise to protect They say money and murder go together like biscuits and gravy, but Julianne Dawson thought her family was different. Even if they are the wealthiest family in Durham, North Carolina, she can't believe someone close to her could've killed her beloved Aunt Binnie. Detective Howie Berry is determined to find the murderer. But the more he gets to know Julianne, the more he's drawn to her. She's not just the town's golden girl-she's smart and incredibly tough. Howie can't get involved, though, since the next clue he uncovers could tear her family apart. He'll protect Julianne at any cost...except the truth.
HAVE WEDDING, NEED BRIDE! Wedding planner Zoe Smart is getting a reputation for being a jinx. The worst part is, the rumors may be true. Zoe's last two brides bailed on their grooms, so she really needs cowboy Carson Grant's wedding to go off without a hitch, aside from the one in her heart every time they meet. Though Carson knows he has to tell Zoe the wedding's canceled, he doesn't want to give the town's wagging tongues more fodder. Besides, Carson is having way more fun planning a nonexistent wedding with Zoe than he ever did planning his real one. But time is running out to tell the truth. Will Carson's ruse charm Zoe's romantic spirit, or will their love be jinxed from the start?
A Heart Divided Quincy Rebel lives by a strict code of honor. Family first. Which means Jenny Rose Walker, his younger brother's ex-girlfriend, will never know how deeply and devotedly he loves her. The woman of his dreams is off-limits...until his brother gets engaged to someone else. Jenny is ready to sever all ties with the ranching clan who has been like a second family to her. Even if it means giving up working with her best friend, Quincy, who she helps train paint horses. Quincy...the tall, masculine Rebel who's always been there for her. Is she developing feelings for him? Or are they headed for a rebound romance that will leave them both brokenhearted?
A desperate call in the middle of the night reunites a cowboy with the woman he's never forgotten... A child's voice was pleading from the other end of the receiver. He'd been abducted and wanted to come home. Months ago, Chance Hastings had watched Charlie and his mother, Lily Kirk, walk away, vowing to forget them. Now one look at Lily's terrified face and he knows that plan had been futile. Promising to bring her child home, Chance goes undercover to infiltrate a dangerous group in the Idaho mountains. Once the boy is back in his mother's arms, Chance makes a new vow-to convince Lily they belong on his ranch. Permanently.
Finding an amnesiac bride stranded in a blizzard wasn't how a navy SEAL pictured his homecoming... Navy SEAL Cal Hollister is stunned when the white flag he sees flapping in a snowstorm turns out to be a veil attached to a beautiful woman. Unconscious and dressed only in a bridal gown, Cal calls her Stormy and carries her to safety. But it isn't long before trouble finds the mysterious bride, and trying to discover her identity puts a target on her back. Using every resource at his disposal, Cal uncovers a sinister plot involving terrorists, a forced marriage-and that who Stormy really is might get them both killed.
He was looking for a missing person. What he found was a beautiful stranger. Looking for a fresh start, detective Jake Young headed south on a case that could help launch his PI business. He knew no amount of work would make him forget his tortured past, but maybe Faye Star could help. Caught up in Jake's missing persons case, the distracting Faye was hiding a secret he was begging to find out. Expertly guiding him through the swamps, Jake's job grew more complicated when someone started taking shots at the free-spirited beauty. As much as she protested she could take care of herself, Jake stepped in, refusing to admit how desperately he needed someone to save. Especially since he'd never be able to save himself...
Keeping secrets close...and an enemy closer... His protection instincts on high alert, KCPD detective Trent Dixon knew something was wrong with Katie Rinaldi. The special investigator had obviously uncovered a dangerous piece of evidence while looking into a cold case. So dangerous, in fact, that the single mother's life was now in jeopardy. But as much as Trent told himself he was keeping tabs on Katie and her young son as part of his job, he couldn't ignore the very real feelings he had for her. Still, as a professional, he was bound to the badge and would give Katie all the security she deserved. And not give in to the attraction he was having trouble containing...
A Texas lawman comes face-to-face with his past and meets the future: his son... First, someone tries to kill him. Then an achingly familiar beauty from his past drops the bombshell of a lifetime: he has a son. Two years ago, sheriff Jericho Crockett's attraction to Laurel Tate became a brief but intense affair-until an unsolved murder made them enemies. Now, with their son's life hanging in the balance, the Texas lawman must put aside the pain of Laurel's long-held secret in order to keep the little boy safe. But as working together causes powerful feelings to resurface, Jericho isn't about to walk away from being a father to his son...and maybe even a husband to Laurel.
Trapped in the crosshairs, one couple faces a deadly mission...and a dangerous passion When a routine case goes bad, private investigator Brooke Rogers is seconds away from death. Until Jared Nash comes to her rescue. The rogue FBI agent is tracking his estranged missing brother when it leads him to the ruthless Russian mobster Brooke's stumbled upon. Now in the arms of her sexy protector, Brooke is on the run for her life... The woman who thinks herself unlovable has awakened desires in Jared he buried long ago. Nothing can deny their passion. But when the firepower of the mob rains down on them, Jared must choose: follow his duty and save his brother...or follow his heart and save his woman.
A superspy meets her match in New York Times bestselling author Lilith Saintcrow's latest romance! As a genetically enhanced assassin for a secret agency, Cal has one mission: to recapture the sultry rogue superspy who calls herself Trinity. Yet when he finds her, Cal will risk everything to keep her out of his superiors' deadly hands. Despite a computerlike brain and the ability to heal herself, Trinity has no memory of her life before the agency. She's desperate to uncover her identity. Every bit of trust she places in gorgeous, sexy Cal seems to bring back a little of her humanity. But her secrets might destroy them both, before the agency even gets a chance.
Return to Payne Protection for the latest scandal in this brand-new Bachelor Bodyguards series Once a bad boy, always a bad boy. At least that's what Candace Baker tells herself after being scorned by fellow bodyguard Garek Kozminski. And her hot Payne Protection coworker hasn't just returned to his lawless ways...but his old girlfriend, too! Heartbroken, Candace is determined to send Garek back where he belongs-jail. No one-even sexy Candace-can know Garek is faking his criminal comeback to bring down a mobster. But when a curious Candace almost blows his cover, Garek must come clean to her-risking both their lives. Now the bodyguard duo is forced to keep their enemies close...and the danger closer.
Stolen from the convent! Kidnapped by a masked horseman, Lady Rowena despairs. Her cloistered convent life is in tatters, her reputation surely ruined. Until she discovers her abductor is her father's favored knight... Loyal, honorable Sir Eric of Monfort has done as Rowena's father commanded. And though his body might crave her, he will not bed an innocent maiden. But as danger circles, there is only one way for Eric to protect Rowena-by making her his lady in every sense!
A Cinderella Christmas tale... Lord Lansbury has always known that true love must come second to a suitable match. So why is he so bewitched by the unforgettable violet eyes of his sister's companion Jane Mortimer? From the moment she stepped foot in Chalfont, Jane has longed for the enigmatic earl's admiration. But they come from different worlds, and her dreams will surely remain forever out of reach... Until one night, Jane's wishes are granted. Now the earl must decide-will there be wedding bells before Christmas?
Locked in a deadly game! Physically and emotionally scarred, Lady Taryn knows no man would want her for a wife. Nonetheless, she's determined to free her father from his merciless overlord and enlists powerful warrior Killian MacDubh to help. He has his own motives for confronting the High King... Born a bastard, Killian longs to carve out a place for himself. Unaware of her true beauty, Taryn is an alluring distraction to his plan, but as traitors are revealed and loyalties tested, their forbidden love becomes the only thing worth fighting for!
Wrong man... Lady Julia Whitney is at her wit's end. Her perfect beau just won't propose! But she's struck upon a plan to ensure her marriage by Christmas. Between masquerades and mistletoe, she finds herself fully compromised...by the wrong man! ...Right husband? Captain Dunbar cannot believe he's fallen for this chit's game! Now he must marry society miss Lady Julia with nothing to connect them other than incredible passion. But he's about to discover that the best Christmas presents come in surprising, and delightful, packages!
Dylan Coyle was all man. Tall. Handsome. Not to be trusted... Dancing girl Marielle Miller makes sure no cowboy steps his spurred boots out of line. But then one night, she tumbles from the stage into the arms of Dylan Coyle... Marielle doesn't need a man in her life-especially a wandering gunslinger unwilling to put down roots. Except as Morrow Creek's new stand-in lawman, Dylan will be around to vex her for a while yet. And when she becomes embroiled in his latest case, Marielle starts to hope this particular drifter will stick around for good!
A holiday to remember Alyson Talbot's real estate ambitions have taken her far from her exotic Caribbean home. Now she's coming back to plan a spectacular Christmas wedding for her sister-and win some lucrative new business deals. Samson Steel is an unexpected distraction in both areas. Enigmatic and self-assured, he has a knack for getting under her skin...and into her most sensual fantasies. False accusations derailed Samson's political plans, and he's hoping an extended vacation will give him time to figure out his next move. First up? Getting close and personal with the aloof but sultry real estate agent guiding him around their island paradise. Alyson intrigues him-until he suspects her new clients of shady business dealings and starts to question her ethics...and his judgment. Now only the gifts of acceptance and trust can turn a sizzling yuletide fling into a new beginning...
What a Drake wants...he usually gets! Billionaire businessman and heir to a sprawling Northern California dynasty, Terrell Drake wants to make a difference. Mentoring fatherless young boys at Paradise Cove's new youth center fulfills that dream. However, passion of a different kind ignites when he meets Aliyah Robinson. The stunning single mother's manner reads strictly hands-off. But the heat sparkling in her big brown eyes tells Terrell something else. Aliyah learned about life the hard way. The up-from-the-streets anesthesiologist can't afford to trust the charismatic playboy, who is already winning over her son. But the desire Terrell arouses is too powerful to ignore. Just as their casual fling flames into something deeper, the lovers are hit with a double whammy: sudden celebrity and a blast from the past that could jettison their future together. But the promise of forever is too precious to give up without a fight!
A mistletoe kiss to change her life... Ethan Caversham has always avoided Christmas. But when he hires Christmas-loving Ruby Hampton to transform an English castle into a luxurious festive resort, that's about to change! Ruby longs for the perfect Christmas with the perfect family but it's always been slightly out of reach. Now, though, her new boss is sending tingles up her spine with every stolen kiss! If she can just convince Ethan to let go of his past, perhaps this will be the year all her Christmas wishes come true...
Her brooding bodyguard... Christmas has always been the loneliest time of year for heiress Sera Blaise so, after a PR disaster, escaping to a desert paradise seems like the perfect solution! Until she meets her brooding bodyguard, Brad Kruger, whose delicious presence is far more distracting than reassuring! Brad learned a long time ago to listen to his head and never to his heart, but watching Sera come alive in the magic of the desert makes him question his one golden rule. Will this bodyguard vow to love, honor and protect?
Best friend to Christmas bride? This Christmas, hotshot architect Alex Fitzgerald needs an interior designer to impress his biggest client-and fast! Who better than his best friend, Flora Buckingham? Yet one unforgettable kiss unleashes the feelings Alex has kept hidden for years... Alex cherishes Flora above everything. He is estranged from his family, so she's been the bright spark in a dark life. But after their kiss, Alex must make a decision-step back and protect their friendship, or risk everything, down on one knee, for the happiness he's always dreamed of!
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