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From New York Times bestselling author Tracy Anne Warren comes the second novel in an enchanting new trilogy about three princesses brought together by friendship and fate. This is Princess Mercedes's story... While journeying home from Scotland, Princess Mercedes of Alden's coach is set upon and her personal guard killed. Barely escaping with her life, she seeks help at a nearby inn. But with no money and looking little better than a beggar, the townsfolk think her claims of being a princess to be nothing more than a far-fetched tale. Utterly forsaken, Mercedes wonders what is to become of her. After years of soldiering, dispossessed Laird Daniel MacKinnon is finally coming home. At an inn he is confronted by a bedraggled young woman claiming to be of royal blood. Daniel doesn't believe her wild tale, but when she asks for his protection, he agrees to serve as her bodyguard--in turn she promises to reward him handsomely once they reach London. But Mercedes is still being pursued by ruthless hunters whose motives remain unclear. As the danger increases, so does the desire she and Daniel feel for each other, until the two of them must face the greatest danger of all--falling in love. .
Women never said no to the dashing Lord Matthew Weston and he never said no to them. But this was the first time he found one tempting enough to impetuously say "I do." Was it any wonder he awoke to discover her gone? And when Matthew learned the enchanting creature he'd married was of royal blood -- and would abandon their marriage bed without a second thought -- he vowed to put her out of his life forever.But even a princess makes mistakes. And now Tatiana's back, asking for the kind of help only he can give her. But is his assistance all she wants or are there secrets the willful royal is keeping from him? Matthew may well lend her his hand but he'll never again give her his heart. Still, he's determined to tame the green-eyed beauty and change her from a perfect princess to his passionate bride.
The Soldier's Gift The holidays are right around the corner, but Captain Jake Tanner is struggling to find Christmas cheer. Having survived a devastating attack overseas, he has emotional scars that run deep. When Jake meets beautiful widow Emma Langford, his heart is unprepared for the feelings she inspires. Training service dogs has taught Emma to recognize those in need. She wants to show Jake that a four-legged companion is the best therapy, but she's afraid that the closer she gets, the more her own wounds are revealed. Together, Jake and Emma will discover it takes a different kind of bravery to open themselves to love-and to healing. Caring Canines: Loving and loyal, these dogs mend hearts.
Home to a Cowboy In a split second, a tragic accident ends Kathleen Somers's ballet career. Her dreams shattered, she returns home to the Soaring S ranch...and her first love. Suddenly the local veterinarian, Dr. Nate Sterling, goes from her ex to her champion. With the help of a lively poodle therapy dog, the cowboy vet sets out to challenge Kathleen's strength and heal her heart. He'll show her there's life beyond dance, even if it means she leaves town again. But maybe, just maybe, he'll convince her there's only one thing in life worth having...and he's standing right in front of her. Caring Canines: Loving and loyal, these dogs mend hearts.
Jana Morgan, Melanie Edwards, Beth Barry, Christie Winchell, Katie Shannon... they're The Fabulous Five. They started out as a club whose secret purpose was to keep up with snobby Taffy Sinclair. Now these five best friends are in the seventh grade-are they ready for the ups and downs of junior high? Katie Shannon has been appointed to the new Teen Court at Wakeman Junior High! This is her big chance to make sure student punishments are fair. But soon Katie discovers that being fair isn't as easy as she thought. Some kids try to butter her up; others call her a traitor-and two of The Fabulous Five are putting pressure on her to go easy on their boyfriends. Katie really has to struggle to be fair - especially when she finds herself with a secret crush on one of the biggest troublemakers in school!
In 1836 Texas, Alandra Sandoval is the lady of Rancho Sandoval, determined to prove to a doubting world that a woman alone can run a ranch as well as any man. But when Comanches attack her ranch and kidnap her, Alandra must admit she needs protection. A top hand at a nearby ranch, Scully Falconer, is chosen for the task and though Alandra tries to pretend she doesn't need his help, he quietly stays by her side. Though they believe their paths to be worlds apart, the rugged American cowboy with a troubled past and the proud lady of Mexican descent are united when Alandra's greedy relatives burst into their lives. And when General Santa Anna's army crosses the Rio Grande--marching toward a rendezvous with destiny at the Alamo--Alandra and Scully are swept up together in the tide of history...and their world will never be the same.
Genevieve de Renalt must escape her betrothed, even if that means putting her trust in the hands of the enemy!Irish warrior Bevan MacEgan cannot leave a lady in danger, but how far will he go to keep her safe? Marriage would benefit them both, yet he has sworn never to love again. . . ;. Proud and strong, he keeps Genevieve at a distance but, as she begins to melt his heart, a shocking discovery forces Bevan to make a choice-a choice that could mean losing her forever!
A Place to Call HomeB and B owner Caroline Tuttle has dreamed of moving out West and marrying a cowboy ever since she saw her first horse. But then a friend wills Caroline a farm, and leaves her with two final wishes-to care for an orphaned girl and the farm's tenant, an artist named Ethan Garrison.Suddenly all the plans that Caroline has made-and thought she wanted-take a backseat to the warmth of the little girl's smile and Ethan's supportive embrace. But will her stubborn determination to fulfill a lifelong dream cost her the home and family she's found?
Callie Giovanni is on a quest for justice. Single father and police sergeant Luke Northrup is the man determined to stop her before she takes the law into her own hands. She wants to commit to Luke, but first must find the strength of spirit to overcome a family tragedy.
It takes one to know one The moment Vivian Walker spies Seth Anderson she knows they're a match made in hedonistic pleasure. And they both agree their one night together is all about fun, not forever. Now, years later, Seth remains a favorite memory. Surely the sizzling chemistry has faded, though, right? Apparently not. Because he's still sinfully attractive, and she likes the man he is. When he suddenly becomes a full-time dad to his newborn daughter, Vivian falls hard. Yet despite the responsibilities, he's not a good bet for commitment. And she needs to guard her heart before she gets into trouble!
Even light-years from the Klingon Empire, the Day of Honor remains an occasion of great importance. And sometimes honor is found in the most unexpected places... B'Elanna Torres has never cared for the Day of Honor. Ashamed of her Klingon heritage, she regards the holiday as an unwanted reminder of all she has struggled to repress. Besides, something awful always seems to happen to her then. Her bad luck seems to be running true to form when she and Harry Kim are captured by alien slavers. Imprisoned by the enigmatic Risatti, force to mine for deadly radioactive ore, Torres will need all of her strength and cunning to survive -- and her honor as well.
She didn't know she needed rescuing! Eve Read doesn't need help from anyone. She's searching for her missing brother and doesn't want any distractions. Yet sharing her burden with mysterious leather-clad biker Marshall Sullivan is a relief, and soon Eve can't resist the sparks igniting between them! Meteorologist Marshall spends his life on the road, but there's something about Eve that makes him want to stay put... Has Eve finally found what she's been searching for all along?
They are cursed by the gods, and war is their salvation. Love is their deliverance. For centuries, five legendary warriors have braved battles shoulder to shoulder. But now they must divide and conquer as lone champions against evil. Duncan, a scholar at heart, is drawn to an isolated abbey rumored to hold the answers to countering the terror unleashed by Duke Keirthan. Inside the cloistered walls lies the hidden collection of forbidden lore on dark magic. But the real key to the salvation Duncan seeks--both for the people of Agathia and his soul--is the abbess herself, Lady Lavinia. Hunted by the duke, who seeks to harvest her powers, Lavinia knows Duncan wants to help her. But can she trust the tortured warrior with her secrets?In the end, it is only by joining forces that they can save not only those they are sworn to protect but each other.
In a steampunk version of America that lost the Revolutionary War, Charmian (Kit) Kittredge makes her living investigating magic crimes and exposing the frauds behind them. While Kit tries to avoid the nobs of high society, as the proprietor of Disenchanted & Co. she follows mysteries wherever they lead. Lady Diana Walsh calls on Kit to investigate and dispel the curse she believes responsible for carving hateful words into her own flesh as she sleeps. While Kit doesn't believe in magic herself, she can't refuse to help a woman subjected nightly to such vicious assaults. As Kit investigates the Walsh family, she becomes convinced that the attacks on Diana are part of a larger, more ominous plot--one that may involve the lady's obnoxious husband. Sleuthing in the city of Rumsen is difficult enough, but soon Kit must also skirt the unwanted attentions of nefarious deathmage Lucien Dredmore and the unwelcome scrutiny of police Chief Inspector Thomas Doyle. Unwilling to surrender to either man's passion for her, Kit struggles to remain independent as she draws closer to the heart of the mystery. Yet as she learns the truth behind her ladyship's curse, Kit also uncovers a massive conspiracy that promises to ruin her life--and turn Rumsen into a s supernatural battleground from which no one will escape alive.
What to do when the stick turns blue?1. Take the test again-and again-and again. 2. Try to convince yourself the five tests you have now taken are defective. 3. Accept that you are pregnant-for the second time in your life. 4. Start making plans to tell the father that your one night together is about to deliver a little surprise in nine months. 5. Kiss the man to get him prepared for the news. 6. Realize that kissing the man makes you forget everything you were ever thinking. 7. Take a deep breath and deliver your news.
Her Last Temptation by Leslie KellyWhen Cat Sheehan's bar closes, she decides to reform her wild ways, starting by hooking up with a nice guy. But her resolution goes down the drain when a bad-boy musician walks in. Little does she know that Dylan Spencer has a secret. He's not a bad boy. And he's not a stranger. He's been in love with her since high school. Now that he has her where he wants her-in his life, in his bed-he'll do whatever it takes to keep the truth from her. Show & Tell by Rhonda NelsonTantric sex is the hottest new trend. Investigative journalist Knox Webber is determined to prove it's nothing but a lot of sexual gymnastics. But for the undercover story he plans, he needs a partner-like his sexy rival Savannah Reeves. This is her chance to show that she is just as good a reporter as Knox. But that means she has to maintain her professionalism. . . and never let him know that she'd rather do an expos#xE9; on him!
Readers who relish heated passion and chilling suspense love New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards's acclaimed novels featuring Dr. Charlotte "Charlie" Stone. A heroine with a keen mind for catching killers and a soft heart for bad boys, Charlie is back in this third sizzling paranormal romance thriller. HER LAST WHISPER Madness and murder invaded Dr. Charlotte Stone's life when she was just a girl--and made her a woman determined to save others from the horror she survived. An expert in the psychology of serial killers, she's faced down more than her share of human monsters. But Charlie can also communicate with the spirits of those who die violently, an extrasensory skill that has helped the FBI bring lethal predators to justice. Now, after narrowly escaping death a second time, Charlie's ready to step away from the edge . . . before her luck runs out. Too bad Charlie is too dedicated for her own good--and too devoted to federal agent Tony Bartoli to say no when he asks her to ride shotgun on yet another risky mission. Of course, she already has her hands full with Michael Garland: the handsome, roguish ghost with whom she's hopelessly in love--a spirit who depends on Charlie to keep him from slipping forever into the dark side of the afterlife. But in the mortal world, beautiful single women are vanishing from Las Vegas hotels at night. All signs indicate that a psychopath is on the prowl in Sin City, and Bartoli's FBI colleague Lena Kaminsky has reason to fear that her missing sister may be just the killer's type. In a town full of fast players and few rules, flushing out a smooth-talking stalker like the Cinderella Killer might be a loser's game. But for Charlie, the only way to cage her quarry is to plunge back into the homicidal hell she vowed to leave behind--and may not leave alive.Advance praise for Her Last Whisper "[Karen] Robards's adept worldbuilding and the clock-ticking rescue arc aided by paranormal witnesses create a compelling read, while the cliffhanger ending will bring readers back for more. A tightly written ghostly romantic suspense novel with intriguing supernatural elements and sizzling sexual tension."--Kirkus Reviews Praise for Karen Robards "One of the most popular voices in women's fiction."--Newsweek "Draw a line between two extremely popular genres, mysteries and romance novels, and in the middle you will find the bestselling Robards. She merges the two worlds like no one else, deftly interlacing plot and passion."--Albany Times Union Praise for The Last Victim "Excellent . . . This story is going to haunt you."--Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Thrilling . . . a fun and sexy read."--Booklist The Last Kiss Goodbye "Top-notch . . . suspense mixed with heart-pounding sensual tension."--Kirkus Reviews "Filled with gritty thrills . . . This suspense tale will truly have you on the edge of your seat."--RT Book ReviewsFrom the Hardcover edition.
Kat Richardson has never forgotten sexy Spanish surgeon Miguel, or the night they had four years ago, after which he left without trace. How could she when their little son is his mirror image? Now, in Seville, they meet again. Passion simmers. . . but Kat has news for Miguel that will shift their relationship to a whole new level!
DANTE ROMANI'S SHOCK ENGAGEMENT TO EMPLOYEE!Paige Harper can't believe her little white lie has made the headlines. The only way to secure the adoption of her best-friend's daughter was to fake an engagement with her boss. Now she can hear him marching down the corridor to fire her!The press have spent years cultivating Dante's devilish persona, but now he wonders if this 'engagement' could be an opportunity to change that. Paige will wish he had fired her when she hears his terms: if she wants his ring she'll have to play the part of devoted wife in public and in private...
Ever since hed first set eyes on her, gruff private investigator Robert Cole had been smitten by lovely florist Rebecca Todman. The vulnerable beauty had mowed down his defenses and aroused his protective instincts. . . as well as the desire to kiss her senseless. The attraction was mutual, but dark secrets in Rebeccas past kept her wary of the sexy Texan. Could Rob convince Rebecca of the depth of his feelings and win not only her trust. . . but also her heart?
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 Leaving him was Impossible...It took everything she had for FBI Special Agent Danica Beckett to walk away from the man she loved. But if she wants to save his life, she has to keep her distance. Now, with a killer on the loose and the stakes higher than ever before, the Department of Covert Ops is forcing these former lovers into an uneasy alliance...whether they like it or not.Seeing her again is even worseThe last thing Clayne Buchanan wants is to be shackled to the woman who broke his heart. She gets under his skin in a way no one ever has and makes him want things he has no right to anymore. All he has to do is suffer through this case and he can be free of her for good. But when Clayne finds out why Danica left in the first place, everything he's tried to bury comes roaring back-and there's no way this wolf shifter is going to let her get away this time.More praise for Her Perfect Mate: "Her Perfect Mate...is one hell of an adventure."-Night Owl Reviews, 5 Stars, Reviewer Top Pick! "An action-packed, sensual genre-blend of military and paranormal romance."-Booklist "Absolutely perfect. One of the best books I've read in years."-Kate Douglas, bestselling author of the Wolf Tales and Spirit Wild series
Meg has fought hard for her independence, so she's stunned to find herself staring at a gorgeous stranger one day, wondering if there's more to life than a successful career. She's even more surprised to realize she's looking at her own husband!Jake Adams is determined to reclaim his wife, and unravel the tangle of secrets that pulled them apart three years ago. The chemistry between them is still strong, and Meg can't deny the intensity of her attraction for Jake.But she's guarding her heart-and a baby secret that will change their lives forever....
TAKEN! Pinned inside her wrecked car, Rachel Simon is powerless to stop her son's abduction. Unless she can come up with one million dollars, Joey won't survive until Christmas. With her son's life hanging in the balance, Rachel turns to the one lawman who can help her. His own painful past still shadowing him, Detective Nick Butler is determined not to fail. Racing against a ticking clock, Nick will have to put all his investigative skills to the test if mother and son are to be reunited-and then perhaps he might have a chance at the redeeming power of love.
Protecting people runs through Jonas Black's blood, and Eliza Jane Sutherland is one woman who needs his strong arms around her. A rugged Montana man, Jonas will guard Eliza from her vile brother-in-law as fiercely as he guards his own heart. But though he can fight her enemies, he can't fight the attraction between them. Soon Jonas is sure they have a future together--only Eliza hides secrets that could change everything. . . .
A Forever Family Raising twins on her own hasn't been easy for widowed mom Hannah Douglas. But she's determined to see her family-and the picnic basket auction she's organizing for the town's centennial celebration-succeed. Still, there are times she wishes for someone to lean on. To her surprise, Brody Harcourt's strong shoulders are at the ready. Seems like Jasper Gulch's favorite firefighter and rancher is always there when she needs him. But Hannah's not sure she's willing to take another chance on love, especially with someone whose job puts him in harm's way. Is the risk of loving Brody worth the reward to make her family complete? Big Sky Centennial: A small town rich in history...and love.
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