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When the grandson of a prominent Georgia State Senator is killed because he refuses to get involved in a money laundering scheme, white collar crime investigators Victor Chambers and CeCe Graves are called in to investigate. But when their personal history and desire for one another gets in the way, it could cost lives and lose them the case.
Tara Russell has dedicated the last ten years of her life to becoming a music star. Along the way she sacrificed her personal happiness, a lost love and a child that was given up for adoption. While preparing for the release of her next blockbuster album, a talk show appearance forces her to reckon with all that is missing from her life. Now Tara's trying to come to terms with her past before she loses all possibility of peace.
Eliza Tahan, Assistant Editor at J Press, worries she might become the target of a disgruntled author after her boss is murdered and a form rejection letter is found on the scene. Though her boss was the star of the company, it's Eliza that actually makes decisions for the department. And the murderer must have realized his mistake, because Eliza's suddenly a target.Toss in a tragic family history, an absent mother in Botswana, and a sister working for the Department of Homeland Security and stealing the family spotlight ... and Eliza can barely hold her life together at a level of normalcy. She's certainly not equipped to be solving murders. As she argues, "I'm not a detective. I'm a mystery editor. I don't know whodunit until I read the last pages of a manuscript."But when the editor of the local newspaper's Book Section becomes more than just a professional acquaintance, their growing passion urges Eliza to overcome her past and her passivity to find the author-turned-murderer before she is pegged with the crime or, worse yet, before she -- or someone she loves -- becomes the next victim.
Dr. Kendall Matthews has got it going on. She's top in her field as an OB/GYN at Briarwood Hospital in Arlington, Texas, and all the men fear her. Kendall doesn't believe in love or happiness, so when someone from the past bursts into her life like a level five tornado, Kendall finds herself on the path to something she's not willing to handle. She's looking for anything but love.Coltrane Highpoint, famous author, has returned to his hometown of Arlington to get his life back in order. Little did he know that getting hurt at a charity event would land him in front of the most beautiful woman he ever laid eyes on.
Ten years after the death of her baby, husband, and mother-in-law in an airplane crash, forty-two-year-old Chelly Whitaker understands nothing is permanent. Disconnected from life with only the ghostly visits of her daughter, Maya, to hold on to, she fills her days with activities. But when it comes to romance, Chelly is convinced she has no love left to give.Sean Price, thirty-three, having faced the death of his mother and the impending death of his previously absent father, realizes the brevity and fragility of life. This compels him to cling to the roots he does have and strive to build a future that embraces love. Sean's father, Kelvin Price, relies on insight, wit and help from Maya to guide Sean in shaping a positive future as Sean and Chelly let go of devastating memories, face a threat to their lives, and learn to love again.
Madisyn O'Riley has had her share of Mr. Player-Player. She wanted a man who had a kind heart, a good soul, and shared her love of life. So when Aidan Coles, wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys, turns his attention on her, she doesn't know what to do. She joins his charity and begins to see the athlete in a different light, especially when he comes to her rescue when her ex-boyfriend begins threatening her and her family.Aidan can't believe Madisyn is as good as she makes out. Something about her made him want to protect her, and Aidan pulls out all the stops to make her his. He attends church with her, meets her family, and lets her teach him how to cook. As she displays her excellent administrative skills and helps get his pet charity, Mature Alliance, off the ground, Aidan knows she's too good to be true. Was he ready to make the play for life?
Ten years ago, Allen walked out on Kayla rather than propose. For the last decade both have worked unsuc- cessfully to forget the other. When they meet again, it's easy to rediscover their passion for one another. However, the complications and changes created by a ten year separation have given them an all new set of obstacles to overcome. Kayla and Allen must strive to hold on, or finish their affair once and for all.
Tracy, the loyal best friend from At Last, has had a passionate one-night stand in Paris with a Frenchman named Jacques. Mortified by her behavior, she flies home to Chicago. American by blood, Jacques is a federal agent and only in Paris to track down an American fugitive, but finds himself irresistibly drawn to Tracy. Tracy, dealing with personal issues of race from her past, is reluctant to become involved with a white man. Jacques must not only pursue the beautiful Tracy, but must also struggle to discover the whereabouts of Alexander Brickman, the criminal mastermind from At Last.
For months, Leslie Collins has been trying to outrun the man who is trying to kill her. Determined to establish some semblance of a normal life while she finishes her masters degree, Leslie arrives at the home of Jordan Saber, looking for a job.Jordan takes pity on her and hires her to help out in the kitchen. He also falls in love with her.Jordan tries to protect Leslie from the pain of her past and the disapproving stares of those in her present. It seems lots of people don't like the fact that Jordan, a white man, has fallen in love with an African-American woman, even though they make a great team and really love each other. Although Jordan is dealing well with the race issue, Leslie must come to understand that regardless of the color of the wrapping, love is a precious gift.
Sasha Diamond, fresh out of a relationship with a cheating boyfriend, is ready to give up on love when she meets Sexton, an NBA star. Although she is immediately attracted to the handsome athlete, she is haunted by her doubts about men ... doubts that are reinforced when her best friend, Tiara, finds out that her own husband has been frequenting prostitutes. Sexton persists, eventually wearing down Sasha's resistance, but then she's confronted with seemingly incontrovertible evidence that he's betrayed her. Now Sasha must choose between trusting Sexton or giving him up for good.
Awl's well that ends well?On the eve of her acceptance of the Torchbearer Award, an industry award for the romance writer who best represents the genre, Khela Halliday reveals the deepest, darkest secret of her heart: she doesn't believe in love. Not at first sight, second glance, everlasting or springing eternal. But love might just be in Khela's future when handsome handyman Carter Radcliffe helps her save face during the award's weekend ceremonies. Alluring, intelligent and delightfully wacky, Khela interests Carter more than he'd like. Women typically only wanted one thing from him, and rarely was it the one thing he wanted to give. Through Khela's books, Carter finds the tools to unlock her impenetrable heart, all the while wondering if he can raze his own defenses to let her into his.
Do broken hearts ever mend?Alone and lonely after her divorce, Veronica is propelled outside her comfort zone when she meets Roderick, a tall, chocolatey Adonis and sworn bachelor who reawakens all her starving erogenous zones. Romantic sparks ignite while Veronica tries to juggle her mysteriously giddy 19-year old daughter. Then there's the Foster family's dysfunction. Veronica's bossy and feisty sister Victoria and their mother Josephine - sadistically hilarious, deliberately hurtful, and always unpredictable, never short on insults or crazy antics.Just when all appears well, secrets and deceit are revealed. When Roderick is exposed at the center of it all, the cracks in Veronica's heart resurface, and her world is thrown into a tailspin. Angry and vengeful she tries to put Roderick out of her life, while he, stung by Veronica's disregard, regrets surrendering his heart to her. Conflict and redemption war as these lovers are faced with the gray areas of life and love to which no rules apply.
Paige is a full-figured wedding planner who, at 40, has given up on dating. Instead, she indulges in a passionate one-night stand with a man she meets in a hotel bar and then throws herself into her career. As luck would have it, she lands a major client soon afterwards, and the groom's brother happens to be none other than Matthew, the man from her fling. To make matters worse, he's white ... and ten years her junior. Although Matthew is ready to take up where they left off, Paige doubts that she could build anything lasting with a younger man. Sparks fly as Matthew tries to break through Paige's shell and convince her that bliss doesn't have to be just the name of her company.
Tina Jones is glad to be away from her controlling Aunt Gillian. Gillian has always had something to say about Tina's job, her love life, her weight problems; all have been fair game for Gillian's sniping at one time or another. Now, however, things have changed. Gillian has Alzheimer's and can no longer live alone. She moves in with Tina, and Tina makes a shocking discovery: a birth certificate proving that Gillian has a daughter. Tina sets out to discover the truth about her past, and along the way learns not only about the ties of family, but also that love rarely comes in the form you expect.
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