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Tolly Lee is pearls, debutant balls, and old silver on the breakfast table. She is ashamed of something she did thirteen years ago, but she was only sixteen and she didn't set out to do it. Still, she should not have led college senior Nathan Scott to think she was his age. She never imagined a football star like him would keep calling her, but it was mostly a long distance relationship and it's not like they had sex. In the end, she paid for her sins with her heart and she might not be done paying. When she moved to Merritt, Alabama, Nathan had been gone for over a decade. Now that he's back, and if the good citizens of her adopted hometown learn of her part in costing their hometown hero his chance at an NFL career, she might as well pack up her law practice and move to Siberia.A sports commentator christened Nathan Scott "The Angel" because of his flawless face and his ability to leap to catch a football, as if he had wings. He still has the face but his leaping days ended when he was injured after going on the football field distracted, only hours after catching the girl of his dreams in a terrible lie. He would never have accepted the job as head football coach of Merritt High if he'd known Tolly had set up shop on Main Street. Not that he still has feelings for her.But a small town has a way of reviving the past and when common interest in an orphaned teenager forces Tolly and Nathan to agree to an uneasy truce, guilt and old resentments resurface.With no end zone in sight, their mutual attraction leads to a Scrimmage Gone South.Sensuality Level: Sensual
Sous-chef Pippa Renshaw thinks a change of scene will mend her bruised heart, so she swaps her job in a prestigious London restaurant to head-chef on a cruise ship sailing around New Zealand. A great plan until she meets her new CEO, the delectable Jonathon Eagleton, and discovers she has to share a suite with him.Even though sparks fly whenever they are together, Jonathon steadfastly keeps her at arm's length, which suits Pippa just fine because she's still getting over the betrayal of the last time she had a relationship with the boss. The situation is starting to feel like solitary confinement until a thunderstorm traps them in a tramper's hut while hiking. Suddenly a different kind of storm unleashes inside the hut. But will they be able to go back to their previous status now the line has been crossed? Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors
Louis and Bishou are together at last! Bishou has left America behind, and is ready to make a new life on the island and give her beloved Louis the normal, ordinary life he has missed. Louis longs to be a husband and a father.On Reunion Island in 1969, Louis Dessant, now a convicted felon, struggles to return to a respectable place in island society, and atone for his past sins. Bishou Howard, deeply in love with Louis, diligently works her way into the all-male bastion of the University as its first female professor. Together, with the faithful Campards at their backs, they face down parish priests, college deans, and local witch-women in their quest for happiness.Bishou's brothers - her twin, Bat (Jean-Baptiste) Howard, the Viet vet, with younger brothers Andre and Gerard Howard - travel to Ile de la Reunion for an exotic, joyful wedding. However, one woman has not forgotten that Louis was affianced once before, to her little sister Celie - who was betrayed and killed on her way to marry him. Adrienne Bourjois has neither forgiven nor forgotten that Louis fell in love with the wrong woman, and killed a man to protect the impostor from justice. Now Adrienne is on her way to Reunion Island with a gun in her hand, and cold murder in her heart.But times have changed. Adrienne has not reckoned with the sincerity of Louis, the determination of Bishou, or the strength of Bat Howard to vanquish her bitter loneliness.Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors
Accused of witchery, Lady Elisande Cadby must submit to the Rite of Purification before wedding Baron Warford the Brutal. On the eve of her union, she flees Cadby Hall armed with an arsenal of Pagan-rooted curatives and her ever-present comfort-stone. With grudging assistance from a formidable chieftain who unsettles her senses, she embarks on a harrowing escape across the Borders in search of sanctuary.Chieftain Aeden Maxwell would rather bed down with the hounds than concede he is enchanted by Elisande's caramel-colored locks and feisty manner. After all, she is intended for his volatile older brother. Besides, Elisande's unusual ideas and strange convictions are dangerous and he doesn't need more trouble.Once ensconced at Caeverlark Castle, Elisande is confronted by Aeden's mistress, who spies on Elisande during a spirit cleansing ritual. Within days word of Elisande's odd practices and peculiar beliefs cause a divide in the clan. Once more, accusations of witchery abound. However, Elisande has other worries to consider. With Aeden's brother trying to force himself on her, a brutal killer hiding in plain sight intent upon Aeden's death, and a disturbing truth behind a long-buried secret about to come to light, Elisande must dispel rumors and gain the clan's trust before jealousy and betrayal destroy the man she loves.Sensuality Level: Sensual
This reissue of Pride and Prejudice: The Wild and Wanton Edition launches Crimson Romance's new Wild and Wanton line!It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife . . . in bed. Unfortunately, we've never been able to see Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam in flagrante delicto - until now.In this deliciously naughty updating of the beloved classic, you can peek behind the closed doors of Pemberley's sexiest master bedroom - and revel in the sexual delights of your favorite couple.From first kiss to orgasmic finish, this book is every Austen fan's dream come true - the story you love, with the heat turned up to high. It will come as no surprise that the dashing Mr. Darcy is as passionate and intense with his knickers off as he is with them on. And admit it, we've all wanted to see him sans knickers!Sensuality Level: Hot
This reissue of Wuthering Heights: The Wild and Wanton Edition launches Crimson Romance's new Wild and Wanton line!Catherine and Heathcliff may have been doomed sweethearts from the start, but that's no reason to keep them from consummating their desperate desire for one another. In this smoldering expanded edition of the brooding masterpiece, you'll discover the star-crossed lovers seal their fiery fate with lovemaking as wild as the moors.From the first time the rough-and-tumble Heathcliff takes the haughty young Catherine in his arms to their final lingering embrace beyond the grave, Wuthering Heights: The Wild and Wanton Edition reveals the true depth of their passion with all the sultry, sensual, satisfying sex scenes you always secretly knew you missed!Sensuality Level: Hot
Newspaper reporter Maggie Kendall has a psychic gift - or a curse: The missing violently dead call for her to find them. Her ability incites a serial killer to play games with her, sending her an invitation in a pink envelope every time he kills and daring her to find his victims.But when the killer moves the bodies without leaving a trace, Maggie is denounced as the worse kind of charlatan - a psychic fake who feeds off the pain of other peoples' tragedies.Just the sort of person that Detective Joshua Tyler hates the most. He's been hounded by reporters and fake psychics since his emotionally disturbed wife disappeared two years earlier. He reacts angrily when Maggie offers a message from his wife. But he can't help being attracted to her even as she infuriates him.The killer believes that Maggie is that one special person he's been searching for - someone who can read his mind. Only her death can bind them together forever.Maggie knows he's going to kill her, and she knows why. But how can she make Tyler believe her? She needs him to join her in a race against an experienced and determined killer to save her life . . . Sensuality Level: Sensual
Small town sheriff Adam Steele has one goal: keep the peace in his town - and in his life. When writer Charity Malone drifts into town - with every intention of drifting back out again - he has no intention of getting involved with someone who will so surely upset the peace.Charity Malone has made peace with the past - peace of a kind. As long as she keeps moving, the past doesn't catch up.Charity and Adam can't deny their mutual attraction, but when their strictly no-strings-attached affair turns into something deeper, Charity and Adam have to learn whether they can risk the peace in order to win a much greater prize.Sensuality Level: Hot
Hundreds of delicious, gluten-free recipes for every occasion! The Big Book of Gluten-Free Recipes is the perfect guide for creating family-friendly gluten-free meals. It includes detailed instructions as well as a variety of easy-to-make dishes that are not only bursting with flavor, but also missing those key ingredients that you really don't want to use--wheat, barley, and rye. Featuring more than 500 mouthwatering gluten-free recipes, you will find something to satisfy everyone, including: Pull-apart cinnamon raisin biscuits Sicilian eggplant rolls Sausage and shrimp jambalaya Lamb with garlic, lemon, and rosemary Blueberry-peach cobbler Maple pumpkin spice lattes With so many simple, gluten-free dishes in one volume, you'll never have to look anywhere else for wholesome meals that your entire family will love!
A "good boy" will do anything for vengeance when a gang rite kills his twin sister. Will Lucas win, or follow his sister Silver into the darkness? After a hideous car wreck, Lucas wakes from a coma to find that his world is gutted. Not only is his beloved twin sister, Silver, gone forever, but Lucas is broken in body and spirit. He will never be a college athlete, and is robbed of what he now realizes was the most important bond of his life. Although they weren't identical twins, Lucas and Silver shared a bond so fierce it defied reason, and was nearly supernatural. After her death, that bond seems to endure when Lucas sees Silver everywhere he turns. Either he's crazy, or Silver is trying to tell him something about the California gang initiation they stumbled into that cost Silver her life. Lucas is bent on revenge, turning on Raymond, Silver's former boyfriend; the one Lucas never wanted her to date. He forms a posse of vigilantes to take out the gangsters responsible for Silver's death, but he risks not only his own life, but the love of the new girl on his block, who knows more about Lucas and Silver than can be accounted for by mere chance.
Former NYPD detective Meghan McCafferty is finished taking chances. Safety first, that's her motto these days. But on a certain Wednesday in March, she happens to walk into the same coffee shop as Marcus Bixil, a man who closes deals for the powerful Kozlova Group. To her, Marcus is a charming man with quirks. He makes her forget the importance of staying safe.Oops.Only after a black-ops government agency tries to permanently retire her does Meghan realize that Marcus isn't a charming man with quirks: he's something else entirely. But what?Along with her friend Danny Yi, and against adversaries ranging from Marcus's employer to a freelance operative whose allegiance shifts like sand, Meghan races to discover the secret of Marcus, knowing only that revealing it will protect her - but not knowing the price she'll have to pay to learn it.Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors
Everything you need to know before your her big day! From one dude to another, the advice in Dude, You're Getting Married! will get you laughing and help you get your s**t together before the big day. From feigning interest in table linens to trimming down the guest list (without uninviting everyone on your side) to organizing a wild, yet fiancee-approved, bachelor party, Pfeiffer makes sure you won't get scarred in the minefield of wedding planning. While the months leading up to the big day can be filled with meltdowns and screaming matches, Dude, You're Getting Married! will be there to ensure that you make it to the altar in one piece.
Powerful techniques for strengthening your marriage! The stresses and strains of life can unravel the tight bond you once had with your spouse, leaving you feeling lonely, frustrated, and unfulfilled. 75 Habits for a Happy Marriage shows you how to restore that intimate and joyful union with simple, positive actions that bring you closer together throughout the day. Designed by authors Ashley and Daniel Bush, each activity takes only a matter of minutes and gives you a moment to set aside the demands of your career, finances, and chores in order to focus on what matters most--your love. When practiced consistently, these powerful behaviors will become lifelong customs and an important part of your daily routine, ensuring that your relationship continues to grow in the right direction in the years to come. From embracing each other for at least twenty seconds after work to touching your partner during dinner, these valuable habits will instantly boost warm, passionate feelings and help you maintain that loving connection even when managing a crowded schedule. With the guidance and practices detailed in 75 Habits for a Happy Marriage, you will enrich the bond you share with your partner and build a happy, supportive, and long-lasting marriage.
A world shrouded in mystery and intrigue, the Sisterhood of Epione must not be exposed. Shape-shifting nymph Ariadne Papadakis is tasked with keeping the truth of the group's existence and their ancient mysteries far out of reach of the American archeologist, Beau Morris and his troublemaking son, Kaden. When forgotten and forbidden passions are awakened, Ariadne is forced make a choice - fall in line and continue to be overrun and pushed down by the sisterhood, or follow her heart and put Beau and Kaden's lives in danger. Can she have the man she loves or will the pressure and secrets of her past keep her from her heart's desire? Sensuality Level: Sensual
Single mother Elizabeth Ladina is done with men. From her father on down, all they want to do is control her life.Deciding to take her life into her own hands, she ends her five-year relationship and goes to Italy to visit Liguria, her family's original home and rediscover the thrill of being on her own. A visit to an upscale skin care boutique in Italy inspires her. Dreaming she could create an upscale lotion line that is splashed across the pages of the best glossy fashion magazines, she's eager to get home to California and make her vision into reality.Italian Marcos Gamari has one goal in life - to create the world's finest wine from the best vineyards in the world. His vineyards in Italy and France are producing prime wines that are already garnering awards and he has no time or desire for romance in his life. Emotional entanglements only lead to pain. His ex-wife had proved that.Still, when he sees the pretty American eating alone in a hotel dining room in Liguria, he's compelled to strike up a conversation, which leads to dinner and Elizabeth's invitation to see the vineyards of the Santa Cruz Mountains near her home in California. She claims they are equal, and cheaper, than anything he'll find in Napa, his original destination.Sparks fly when they meet again in Costanoa. Elizabeth and Marcos are determined to maintain their single-track focus on their businesses. But can they keep romance out of their lives forever?Sensuality Level: Sensual
A fantastic collection of draconic tradition! Since the Bronze Age, people have been fascinated, enchanted, and even frightened by tales of mystical dragons. With this book, you will unravel the history and mystery behind these serpentine beasts with folklore, mythology, and poetry from every tradition in the world. From the Slavic Zmey Gorynych, bearing its three fire-breathing heads, to J.R.R. Tolkien's Smaug, who laid entire towns to waste, the thrilling stories surrounding these fierce monsters are sure to captivate anyone who has ever dreamed of running into one during his or her travels. Whether you're interested in exploring the history and culture or just want to learn more about your favorite types of dragons, the legendary tales in this book will transport you to a time when these mythical creatures ruled the land, sea, and sky. Complete with hundreds of imaginative illustrations, Dragons reveals the magnificent beauty of these mesmerizing creatures as well as their terrifying power over civilizations.
In the midst of a catastrophic August rainstorm, a grisly discovery shatters the serenity of a summer evening in northern Wisconsin. Moving quickly to prevent a panic among tourists, Loon Lake Police Chief Lewellyn Ferris enlists the forensic and interrogation skills of her close friend and fellow fly fisherman, the retired dentist "Doc" Osborne. Within hours of launching their investigation, they find themselves faced with a national media circus as Loon Lake becomes the focus of a murderous scenario that links the murder to the race for the U.S. Senate by a woman who is heir to a Northwoods fortune and other, less savory, family traditions. In the meantime, Doc Osborne's eldest daughter, Mallory, enters into a relationship that may put her life at risk--unless her father and Chief Ferris can find the killer stalking the residents of Loon Lake.
Defend me in court or else, accused racketeer Adam Steele orders.The last thing defense attorney Bryce Gannon wants to do is get another criminal acquitted. And it does look like it might be the last thing he does. Somebody has already tried to kill him. Now the Feds tell him there's a traitor in Steele's organization who may be gunning for him and that Steele has sent him a beautiful spy to make sure Bryce complies.The Attorney General orders Ciara Alafita to find out if Bryce is corrupt. She hates liars and now she's become one. But finding the truth about Bryce is as hard as finding the identity of the person trying to kill him. As she challenges the cold attorney to thaw, she finds many things to like about him . . . if she can ignore he's defending a mobster. But if she can't convince Bryce to let the Feds protect him or to give up the Steele case, she might never get the chance to admit the truth or her feelings to him.Sensuality Level: Sensual
She learns secrets with a touch. He has secrets to hide.Insurance investigator Gabrielle Healey uses her touch clairvoyance to learn the truth about disasters. But when the crippled Densmore building can't provide the answers she needs to deny the claim, surely the man who designed it can. The evidence points to a flawed design. A touch will confirm his guilt.Brilliant architect Christian Ziko has secrets he can't reveal, and not that he caused the building he created to collapse. With the victims' families howling for justice and a grand jury poised to indict him, he must uncover what happened so he can clear his name and his conscience. Yet his brother and business partner discourage him. When a clue unearths terrible truths about the people he trusts, Christian is forced to ask beautiful Gabrielle for help. But someone wants their investigation terminated...and is willing to kill to keep their secrets hidden.Sensuality Level: Sensual
Tenaya has never left Yosemite Valley. He was born in a car by the Merced River, and grew up in a hidden camp with his parents, surviving on fish, acorns, and unfinished food thrown away by the park's millions of tourists. But despite its splendor, Tenaya's Yosemite is a visceral place of opposites, at once beautiful, dangerous, and violent. When he meets Lucy, a young woman from the south side of the park, Tenaya must choose between this new relationship and the Valley, terrorism and legend, the sacred versus the material. In this modern retelling of Samson and Delilah, Graphic the Valley explores mythical strength, worldly greed, love, lust, and epic destruction. Set entirely in the majestic Yosemite Valley, Hoffmeister recalls Edward Abbey's vivid sense of place and urgent call for preservation of one of the world's most spectacular sites.
Hundreds of wholesome meals--fast! The Big Book of Pressure Cooker Recipes will help you create delicious meals for your family without having to spend the entire day in the kitchen. Featuring everything from mouthwatering favorites and healthy fare to exotic cuisine, this cookbook offers you an array of tasty pressure cooker recipes guaranteed to cut cooking time by 70 percent. With 500 effortless meals to choose from, you're guaranteed to find something that will satisfy everyone's tastebuds, including: Maple-pecan oatmeal Orzo-stuffed tomatoes Smoked portobello burger Bowtie pasta in a sage beurre blanc sauce Braised turkey breast with cranberry chutney Molten fudge pudding cake Complete with easy-to-follow instructions and plenty of preparation tips, this cookbook has everything you need to create satisfying meals in no time!
"Once an Innocent by Elizabeth Boyce is a fantastic espionage romance that has some surprising action and gripping drama. If you are a 007 fan, you will be entertained by this novel." --The Romance Reviews Jordan Atherton, Viscount Freese, returned from the Peninsular War scarred and ready to live as a dissolute bachelor. Society knows nothing of his secret occupation or of the obligation binding him to Lintern Abbey, the estate he loathes. When his Foreign Office superiors discover a network of French agents near his country home, Jordan quickly devises a house party scheme to cover the influx of his men hunting the enemy. With no time to lose and political stability hanging in the balance, Jordan turns to his friend, the Duke of Monthwaite, for help. Would the duke be so kind as to loan Jordan some ladies to populate his party? When the women arrive at Lintern Abbey, it's the Duke's own sister, Naomi, who catches Jordan's eye. Despite her pleas to stay home, Naomi soon finds herself intrigued by the handsome and enigmatic viscount. But she quickly realizes this house party is not all it seems. The estate itself is neglected by its master, as is Jordan's ward, a mysterious Spanish orphan. When Naomi demands answers, Jordan distracts her by indulging their mutual attraction. With danger drawing closer, Naomi must uncover the truth and protect the home and people she's coming to love--including the maddening Lord Freese.
Lily Bachman has the largest dowry the haut ton has seen in years. Her fortune is meant to secure her marriage to a titled gentleman, but instead it has sent every fortune hunter in London into a frenzy. Despite her father's insistence that she choose a husband, Lily swears she won't marry any of these "Leeches." Instead, she focuses on her dreams of opening a charity school. She has everything well in hand - until a devilishly handsome rake sweeps her into a scandalous waltz. Ethan Helling, Viscount Thorburn, never claimed to be a good man. A well-known rogue, he's over his ears in gaming debts and is tempted by a friend's demanding mistress. To continue indulging his appetites, he needs to marry a fortune. The lovely Miss Bachman just so happens to have one, and Ethan vows to win her dowry for himself. When the seducer becomes the seduced, Lily and Ethan are forced into a hasty marriage. Now, to gain her fortune, Ethan must find a way to make his unwilling bride happy. As he fights to win her affection, Ethan finds himself falling in love with his spirited wife - despite her determination to keep her money, and her heart, out of his hands. With her dreams in ruins and her illusions shattered, can Lily afford to gamble on love? Sensuality Level: Sensual
Isabelle plans to escape the real world when she takes a tropical vacation to work on her relationship recovery program. But escape becomes too real when she realizes Paradise Resort has disappeared. She is trapped in an immortal world where she must win her freedom by seducing her opponent, a man she labeled off limits, in a board game of seduction. Her resistance is solid, safe, and steadfast until her traitorous body decides this is a game she wants to play.Jonathan has made seducing women an art form. His needs are simple: break down Isabelle's resistance, seduce the panties off her, and get back to the real world fast where an emergency needs his attention. He plays to win, but when Isabelle takes a penalty and they must play out her secret fantasy, Jonathan struggles to follow the objective and keep his own arousal under control. Desire grows between them as each roll of the die reveals secrets, truths, and a greater expanse of skin, until the mastermind behind the game forces Jonathan to confront his worse fear or lose Isabelle forever.Sensuality Level: Sensual
Jane O'Hara has decided to take a sabbatical from her University teaching job in order to follow her bliss and work on a horse farm. Nora Hannon hires the self-effacing Jane instantly, hoping to match her up with her handsome, successful, but emotionally arrested son. Nora loves Mark, but she wants grandchildren!Upon Nora's request, Mark Hannon returns home ostensibly to help with estate business, but also to evade his latest conquest, supermodel Veronica, whose innumerable phone messages and texts to Mark go unheeded and unreturned.Mark and Jane feel an immediate connection. However, Jane must overcome the sadness of her past, rooted in the untimely death of her father when she was ten and the consequent estrangement from her mother. Mark, who has never had to confront his irresponsible, cavalier nature, must deal with the fallout of having ill-used Veronica, who seeks to revenge herself.Only if Mark and Jane master themselves can they come together.Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors