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A MAN IN THE SHADOWSEx-CIA operative Grey Sellers had settled into a quiet, anonymous life. No secrets, no bullets, no nightmares...just the way he wanted it. Until he was hired to protect reluctant heiress Valerie Beaufort from a killer. He'd sworn not to get emotionally attached to the assignment-but Valerie was so much more than that....Valerie hadn't wanted a bodyguard, even one as sexy as Grey Sellers. But with him, Valerie finally felt like a woman-a woman willing to let a man into her heart. Yet Grey's secrets were deep and his past even deeper. Would she discover the man he truly was-before it was too late?
Home at last?Daphne Soder has come to Honesty, Virginia, to find the twin sister she was separated from at adoption. And it's here in this unlikely small town that she can make a fresh start. First she has to come clean about her past. But truthfulness has a price. If she confesses all, she could lose Patrick Gannon, the single father who's already staking a claim to her heart. Can she make the leap of faith? Together with Patrick's son and her sister, they could create the family they both want. All he has to do is give her a reason to stay. . . .
There was a time when Julia Stanton's fondest wish was to be Samuel Ward's wife. But that was before the war. As pro-Confederacy sentiments clash with the Union troops occupying Baltimore, fear and suspicion turn friends to foes. Julia chooses the Confederacy...Samuel does not. And his decision is one she's sure she'll never forgive. Samuel would gladly give his life for Julia. Still, he cannot go against the certainty he feels that slavery is wrong-even after his beliefs cost him Julia's love. Yet as they work to comfort a city in turmoil, Samuel prays God's guidance will lead them to common ground. For where there is courage and faith, two divided hearts may come together once more. ...
Playing Cupid. Arranging dates. What are mothers for? Hollywood heartthrob and widower Lukkas Spader knows his women are just photo ops for the paparazzi. He's sworn off real dating. But the big-time movie producer needs a gal Friday. And Yohanna desperately needs a job. So what if she's beautiful and their relationship starts out like a typical chick flick? That doesn't mean they're going to fall in love... She's never felt the sparks between herself and the parade of potential husbands her mother's insisted she meet. But when Yohanna Andrzejewski poses for the cameras with sexy, gorgeous Lukkas-trying to keep the gossipmongers at bay-she realizes that there's something in the air...call it sparks. Bells. Magic. Because Lukkas and Yohanna may not be looking for love, but something-or someone-is making sure it finds them!
With his military dog in tow, ex-soldier Grady Fletcher plans to keep his troubled mind occupied while staying on his grandfather's property-until it's time to move on again.Single mom Gina Williams is usually wary around men. Yet she gets the distinct feeling that beneath Grady's rugged, guarded exterior lies a kind, honest, trustworthy man.So when Gina's little boy goes missing there is only one person she'll turn to for help-a man whose survival instinct is as strong as his heart....
TOUGH LOVE Colton Reynolds can tame the wildest of stallions, so how can working with Natalie Goodman be this hard? Colt tries to keep his distance while helping the former equestrian champion overcome a serious injury, but her feisty spirit and tender heart prove to be an irresistible combination. Natalie knows that beneath his surly demeanor, Colt is haunted by his past and his time serving as an Army Ranger. He believes he's too scarred to love...or be loved. But she won't give up easily. Just as Colt is determined to help her find her way back into the ring, Natalie is doing everything she can to find a way into his heart. ALSO INCLUDED IN THIS VOLUME A HOME FOR CHRISTMAS by Laura Marie Altom
"You are a princess, betrothed to Prince Laurent of Ducharme. My duty is to train you in royal protocol. And to keep you alive."Learning of her secret birthright shocked Rory Kenilworth, but with "accidents" befalling her and deadly bullets flying, she had no time for regrets. She had to claim her heritage-and somehow resist the fierce emotion blazing in the eyes of her tutor and self-appointed bodyguard, compelling and mysterious royal secretary Sebastian Guimond.The unpolished and dangerously charming princess left Prince Laurent, alias Sebastian, speechless. His plan to safeguard Rory by going undercover as his own secretary had backfired-because stopping the relentess killer depended on hardening his own heart against the woman he was honor bound to marry, but forbidden to love....
INTRODUCING A FEISTY NEW HEROINE (JACQUELINE WINSPEAR) who's thirty-fourth in line for the throne and flat broke. From the Agatha Award-winning author of the Molly Murphy and Constable Evan Evans mysteries! Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, 34th in line for the throne, is flat broke. She's bolted Scotland, her greedy brother, and her fish-faced betrothed for London. The place where she'll experience freedom, learn life lessons aplenty, do a bit of spying for HRH?oh, and find a dead Frenchman in her tub. Now her new job is to clear her long family name.
Princess Shoshauna of B'Ranasha has followed royal convention all her life. Her greatest wish is freedom--and to marry for love, not duty. A royal assignment: Suddenly in danger, Shoshauna is whisked to an exotic island by soldier Jake Ronan. He's been hired to protect her, and despite the attraction makes it clear he's here for duty, not love. . . . Her wedding wish: Being with Jake, Shoshauna feels truly happy and free for the first time. But can she dream of herself, a royal, marrying this hardened soldier?
Beth Woodbury thinks she's put yesterday behind her. Until she discovers her new boss is ruthless Italian Luca Francesco! Beth has to beg his forgiveness for the past. She needs this job! Luca lets her stay, but issues a demand: she'll work for him by day--and warm his bed at night! And this time there'll be no talk of marriage...or babies....But soon Beth is pregnant--with her formidable boss's heir!
In a dazzling debut, newcomer Sari Robins pens a fast-paced, richly romantic Regency historical in a style that combines liveliness, creativity and emotion, sure to delight romance fans.
Infuriating, Imperious. . . Proud Scottish lord Kieran Rossburn doesn't relish the idea of a marriage of convenience, but he'll do what he must to preserve the family estate. Worse, the bride he's been saddled with--the daughter of a crass, unrefined, American merchant--is far too weak-willed for his tastes. Or so it seems at first. . . And Entirely Irresistible. . . After a lifetime under the thumb of her domineering parents, Diantha Quinn can't believe she's being shipped across the ocean to be locked away yet again. Now, to gain any sort of power in her life, she must resist Kieran's seductions and keep the marriage in name only. Yet how can she keep from falling in love, when she is wed to the most tempting man in all of Scotland? Praise for Ann Stephens's To Be Seduced An engaging and breathtakingly romantic tale. I savored every well-crafted word! --Celeste Bradley, New York Times Bestselling author
Infuriating, Imperious. . .Proud Scottish lord Kieran Rossburn doesn't relish the idea of a marriage of convenience, but he'll do what he must to preserve the family estate. Worse, the bride he's been saddled with--the daughter of a crass, unrefined, American merchant--is far too weak-willed for his tastes. Or so it seems at first. . .And Entirely Irresistible. . .After a lifetime under the thumb of her domineering parents, Diantha Quinn can't believe she's being shipped across the ocean to be locked away yet again. Now, to gain any sort of power in her life, she must resist Kieran's seductions and keep the marriage in name only. Yet how can she keep from falling in love, when she is wed to the most tempting man in all of Scotland? Praise for Ann Stephens's To Be Seduced "An engaging and breathtakingly romantic tale. I savored every well-crafted word!" --Celeste Bradley, New York Times Bestselling author
Brian Kemp didn't put much faith in happy endings, but when his orphaned niece's puppy got sick, the hard-nosed cop turned to the one woman capable of performing miracles.... Back in the day, Jessica Moran had been plain, plump and unpopular - and very much in love with golden-boy Brian. Now she was all grown up, hauntingly beautiful and doing just fine.... Until her high school heartthrob showed up on her doorstep with his sad-eyed niece and injured pup in tow. But Jessica knew better than to give her heart to the man who'd made her stop believing in happily-ever-after long ago.... Didn't she? He'd asked her to heal the pooch, but maybe she would heal his brooding heart, as well!
[Brian Kemp didn't put much faith in happy [endings, but when his orphaned niece's puppy got sick, the hard-nosed cop turned to the one woman capable of performing miracles....Back in the day, Jessica Moran had been (plain, plump and unpopular-and very much in love with golden-boy Brian. Now she was all grown up, hauntingly beautiful and doing just fine.... Until her high school heartthrob showed up on her doorstep with his sad-eyed niece and injured pup in tow. But Jessica knew better than to give her heart to the man who'd made her stop believing in happily-ever-after long ago.... Didn't she? He'd asked her to heal the pooch, but maybe she would heal his brooding heart, as well!
A prequel to the fantastic X-Ops series by USA Today bestselling author Paige TylerJohn Loughlin, Director of the Department of Covert Ops, is in New York City on a recruiting mission. Cree Forest is a clever fox shifter-and very foxy. John is keen to hire her brilliant mind onto his team. But Cree isn't what she seems. Just as John has been watching her, Cree has been spying on him. Now John is getting too close-both professionally and personally. On opposite sides of a lethal game, can they trust each other with their hearts?Praise for Her Perfect Mate: "A wild, hot, and sexy ride. I loved it!"-Terry Spear, USA Today bestselling author of A SEAL in Wolf's Clothing "Her Perfect Mate. . . is one hell of an adventure. "-Night Owl Reviews, 5 Stars, Reviewer Top Pick! "Absolutely perfect. One of the best books I've read in years. "-Kate Douglas, bestselling author of the Wolf Tales series
Sami Fontaine wanted a baby more than anything. But she didn't want a husband! Where could she find a man willing to father a child without gaining a wife? The solution was simple: advertise... When gorgeous Noah Hawke turned up on her doorstep, Sami knew she'd found the perfect man. Only, Noah wasn't reporting for baby-making duties: he'd been hired to watch over Sami. And the best way to protect her was to marry her!
The Cowboy And The Preacher's Daughter Years ago, Will Cash wasn't interested in being a dad. So Marsha Bugler left town to raise her baby alone. But when her father's health begins to fail, she realizes she needs to return to Arizona-and introduce Will to his boy. Marsha is nervous to face Will not only because she lied, but because she's never stopped thinking about her cowboy crush. Will is shocked to discover he has a son. And he can hardly believe the changes in Marsha. She's strong, sexy and a Ph.D. while Will's still a part-time cowboy living in a bunkhouse with his brothers. What does he have to offer her and his teenage son? Will has a lot to prove if he's going to get what he wants-the family he never knew he had.
Behind every code of silence... Detective Jolene Preston has the right to expect backup from her partner, but the sexist attitude from the rest of the force is something the narcotic squad's lone woman fights on her own. Until she discovers a thirty-year cover-up, exposing her Cherokee heritage--and a prejudice she can't take on alone. ...lies a multitude of sins Mason Blackfox grudgingly helps the rookie trace her family history because he knows personally that lies cause only hurt. But then his own daughter demands to know the truth about her grandparents, and Mason needs the lady cop. She's the only one who can possibly understand.
Regency London's elegant ballrooms mask a daring world of erotic adventure. In this second novel in Gaelen Foley's Spicy Trilogy, a mysterious beauty with a devastating secret discovers, in the arms of a bold and fearless cavalry officer, passion that breaks all boundaries. Some say the aristocratic Balfour clan is cursed, a once-great family now in slow decline. Graceful Lily Balfour is her family's last hope, and she has come to London with one goal-to marry a rich man. Her well-laid plans are bal...
Jake Stevens--star reporter and celebrated literary genius--is a snake. How else to explain the way he turns Poppy Birmingham's hero worship into loathing with a single conversation? So what if she's got a lot to learn about journalism? Aren't they coworkers now? On the same team? Jake can take his attitude and...Then during a job-related road trip, their relationship goes from antagonistic to hedonistic in no time flat. And suddenly Poppy can't think of anything more delicious than having a secret fling with Jake. But with all this intensity, can she really keep it no-strings-attached?
A LITTLE SECRET Mother and Daughter Jamie Archer loves her four-year-old daughter, Ashley, more than anything in this world. But Jamie has a past she's ashamed of, a past she needs to keep hidden. So she's created an entirely new life for herself and Ashley-a life that's threatened when Kyle Radcliff reappears.Father and Child Kyle doesn't immediately realize who she is, but Jamie recognizes him right away. He's Ashley's father. Even though he doesn't know it….A Family Now?For Ashley's sake, for all their sakes, Jamie has to tell him the truth-something that seems to become harder every day. Because she's falling in love with him. For the second time....
New York Times bestselling author Carla Cassidy writes about a scandal-and a passion-that could be front-page news... When Debra Prentice discovers she's pregnant, she knows two things are true: that she can't wait to become a mother...and that she can never reveal the father's identity to anyone. Because not only is Trey Winston her boss's son, he's also got his eye on the North Carolina senator's seat-and he doesn't need a scandal. But when Debra must work with Trey in organizing his fund-raising dinner, the sparks from their one night of passion still sizzle. Trey knows he should stay away from Debra, but it soon becomes impossible. And as Debra's life is threatened, Trey promises to keep her-and, unknowingly, the baby she carries-safe.
When Mary Cameron left Australia she was carrying a secret with her-a secret that she has kept to herself for years. But now she's forced to confront the choices she's made. Tom Pirelli is back. Now it's Mary's chance to tell Tom the real reason why she left him...and that he's the father of her child... Mary has to make an earth-shattering decision-one that could change her life, and Tom's, forever!
Love, honor-and vow to keep the marriage a secret! Years ago, Heath Langston eloped with Julianne Eden. Their parents wouldn't have approved. So when the marriage remained unconsummated, they went their separate ways without telling anyone what they'd done. Now family turmoil forces Heath and Julianne back into the same town-into the same house. Heath has had enough of living a lie. It's time for Julianne to give him the divorce she's avoided for so long-or to fulfill the promise in her smoldering glances and finally become his wife in more than name only.
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