Runaway Princess Carlyne Fortier read a desperate nanny ad in the paper and decided it was the answer to her prayers. Disguising herself, she applied. Anything to escape the demands of royal life!
Architect Sean O'Mara welcomed Carlyne with open arms. The woman might have been plain as dirt, but she had great references. Anything to cope with the demands of his sister's four-year-old whirling dervish! What happened next was right out of a fairy tale…
An omnibus of novels
A Royal Mess
First she's bumped from first class to coach, then she's robbed, gets soaked in a rainstorm and now is stranded on a ranch full of animals she's afraid of… As far as days go, Princess Natalia Brunner has definitely had better ones! If not for the timely rescue by a good-looking cowboy, she would have quit this day long ago. But just like the old Westerns, the sexy Tim Banning has her thinking she should hang up her tiara and stay awhile…
Her Knight To Remember
Some people have no gratitude! When Princess Andrea Brunner saves Kyle Moore from a bad guy, she expects a little appreciation. Instead, the arrogant man insists that he saved her! Impossible! Annie has always been the rescuer. Nothing to do except ignore the gorgeous but misguided cop. Too bad he doesn't see when he's being given the cold shoulder. In fact, he seems intent on making himself unforgettable…
Jade Bennett couldn't be happier to escape her past for the quiet ranching town of Sunshine, Idaho. Plus, there's nothing like working for veterinarian Dell Connelly. And though Dell has no intention of settling down, Jade's strength and sass are enticements no red-blooded male can resist.
Co-owner of the town's only kennel, Lilah Young has lived in Sunshine, Idaho, all her life. Pilot-for-hire Brady Miller is just passing through. But he soon has Lilah abandoning her instincts and giving in to a primal desire.
It's Brady's nature to resist being tied down, but there's something about Lilah and her menagerie that keeps him coming back for more.
Amy Michaels moves to the small town of Lucky Harbor, where her grandma hiked the Pacific Northwest rain forest for one glorious summer some decades prior, hoping for the same life-changing experience. She gets life-changing alright, in the form of a sexy forest ranger Matt Bowers. She also gets something she never knew she wanted much less needed – love.
It's bad enough that gutsy pilot Mel Anderson has to clean up after her lovable but completely disorganized best friend and business partner, Dimi, while her certifiable employees make more work than they do. Now, the one man she hoped she'd never see is back and looking for trouble. Scratch that, he is trouble. Amazing, holy cow, more please trouble…Bo Black wants his family's airport back, and he's determined to get it. This laid-back Aussie is nobody's fool. Thing is, neither is Mel. She's intense. Uptight. Sexy. And very, very tempting. Suddenly, Bo's thinking less about revenge and more about kissing and touching and falling into a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-underpants kind of forever love…
When Tessa Delacantro agrees to house-sit, she doesn't expect armed robbers to throw her into the taut arms of the sexiest stranger she's ever met-Reilly Ledger. They're trapped together in a small room with an even smaller bed and a long, cold night ahead. Soon she's aching for his warmth, his touch…his mouth…
When ex-CIA agent Reilly helps Tessa escape, they swear to put their night of passion behind them. Tessa isn't usually attracted to a man so stoic, edgy and…dangerous. And Reilly is sure he'll never be the man Tessa deserves. But if it's so wrong, why does it feel so right? Because bed or no bed, nothing can stop what's started…
Emma Willis never saw herself as a model-especially for a sensual fantasy calendar-until she has to do a photo shoot in her twin sister's place. When Emma puts on barely-there lingerie in front of the photographer, hottie Rafe Delacantro, she feels sexy…and more uninhibited than she's ever been. Before she knows it, she's enticing him to let off a little steam with her!
The minute Emma shows up, Rafe knows she's not the model he's expecting. She's too fascinating, too tempting for him to resist. Fine. They'll share a steamy fling that will end when the shoot is finished. But the more time he spends in Emma's seductive presence, the more involved he gets…and the more he wants of her. He now has to convince her that their affair can last after the camera is put away…
As an interior designer and an identical twin, Cami Anderson wants her home to be unique, so she hires a master carpenter to help. She's expecting an older man, someone kindly, experienced. In her wildest dreams, she hasn't figured on Tanner McCall, who's not old, not kind, but most definitely experienced…and seems more than a little interested in her blind date disasters!
Eat Your Heart Out
Dimi Anderson may be a TV personality, but she's never had the pizzazz possessed by her twin sister. And pizzazz-read sex appeal-is what her new producer, Mitchell Knight, thinks is missing from her cooking show. So, not only does Dimi get a radical makeover, she also gets Mitch as an on-air sidekick who really turns up the heat…
T. J. Chance is a wild, uninhibited adventurer. Ally Wheeler is one scared little mouse. But she's determined to change all that, and T.J. is her ticket to a brand-new life. If she can hold her own with this sexy rebel, she can do anything!
No way is Chance going to be responsible for some city girl who wants to dog his heels and have "adventures." Of course, if she's looking for a wild time, he can certainly deliver. And the longer Ally stays in Wyoming, the harder it's going to be for him not to do the wild thing with her…
¿Cuál sería la mejor cura para los síntomas del amor?
El doctor Luke Walker vivía entregado a su trabajo y, salvo a sus pacientes, trataba a todo el mundo con exagerada severidad y rigor, hasta que sus superiores lo trasladaron temporalmente a una clínica de remedios alternativos. Allí, la aromaterapia, la acupuntura y el yoga parecieron causar un efecto extraordinario en él… ¡pero no tanto como el efecto que Faith McDowell, la directora del centro, provocaba en su libido!
Luke y Faith estaban enfrentados en todo, excepto en su pasión por curar a los pacientes… y en la pasión que sentían mutuamente. El problema era que Luke Walker, que había hecho todo lo posible por no necesitar a nadie, empezaba a depender de ella. De modo que se vio obligado a usar sus dotes más persuasivas para convencer a Faith de que la pasión tenía que durar.
A fire inspector who gives into a moment of desperate desire, a playboy firefighter who finds love with the woman he least expects, and a smokejumper who reignites the passion with his ex… The three sexy firefighters in this bundle really know how to turn up the heat! The Feisty Firefighters Bundle includes Aftershock by Jill Shalvis, The Firefighter's Baby by Alison Roberts, and Facing the Fire by Gail Barrett.
Firefighter Aidan Donnelly has always battled the flames with trademark icy calm. That is, until a blazing old flame returns – in the shape of sizzling soap star Mackenzie Stafford! Aidan wants to pour water over the unquenchable heat between them. But that just creates more steam…
Kenzie is not the delicate, fragile female she looks like. She has one clear objective, and nothing will stand in the way of her goal – well, nothing but the red-hot touch of a certain dangerously sexy fireman, that is!
Zach Thomas risks his life battling flames every day. But since sexy EMT Brooke O'Brian joined the crew, he can't resist playing with fire. Brooke is feisty, a little uptight.and sexy as hell. And as Zach soon discovers, she's definitely hot stuff between the sheets. Still, every firefighter knows that the hotter the blaze, the faster the action's over…
After the whirlwind ride Zach's been taking her on, Brooke is ready to do anything for this man – in and out of bed! But she knows footloose and fancy – free Zach doesn't do commitment. So she plans to build up a five – alarm fire between them. The kind he won't ever want to put out.
Nick Cooper can't believe he's in Cooper's Corner sharing a room with the object of all his high school fantasies-Danielle Douglass. And sharing that overstuffed, king-size bed in this cozy inn is driving him crazy with wanting her. However, she needs his protection, not his overactive libido. But in these close quarters, just how long will he be able to keep his hands off her?
Under any other circumstances, Danielle would love staying in a room with the sexy Nick. But right now she's in trouble and shouldn't be so distracted. She should be planning her next move, not indulging in steamy thoughts about him. The longer he's around, the less she's thinking about running and the more she's thinking about seducing him!
Search-and-rescue expert Logan White is no stranger to high-pressure performance. That's why this ski vacation is so important…and so hard to take. He knows he needs to unwind, but since he can't seem to do it, this holiday looks like a bust. Then he meets ski patroller Lily Harmon, who shows him precisely how sexy daring can be. She has an extreme move to beat every one of his own on the slopes, during rescues and in bed! Now he has to figure out a way to keep this melt-the-ice affair going after the vacation.
Jilted at the altar, Breanne Mooreland, deciding to go on her honeymoon by herself, ends up snowed in at a Sierra mountain lodge with an eccentric cast of characters, a naked man in her shower who refuses to leave, and a dead body.
Breaking rules and breaking hearts
Free-spirited Chloe lives life on the edge. Unlike her soon-to-be married sisters, she isn't ready to settle into a quiet life running their family's newly renovated inn. But soon her love of trouble-and trouble with love-draws the attention of the very stern, very sexy sheriff who'd like nothing better than to tame her wild ways.
Suddenly Chloe can't take a misstep without the sheriff hot on her heels. His rugged swagger and his enigmatic smile are enough to make a girl beg to be handcuffed. For the first time, instead of avoiding the law, Chloe dreams of surrender. Can this rebel find a way to keep the peace with the straitlaced sheriff? Or will Chloe's colorful past keep her from a love that lasts… and the safe haven she truly wants in a town called Lucky Harbor?
An omnibus of novels
All He Wants for Christmas. by Jill Shalvis
EMT Dustin Mauer has one Christmas wish – to make tough firefighter Cristina Lewis realize she's in love with him. And he's using his considerable bedside charm to convince her!
My Grown-Up Christmas List by Jacquie D'Alessandro
Toni Rizzo is done with obnoxious firefighters. But flirtatious fireman Brad Griffin is managing to put himself at the top of her holiday list – one steamy kiss at a time!
Up on the Housetop by Jamie Sobrato
When Dr. Lorelei Gibson gets stuck on her roof half-naked, she's mortified when she's rescued by hunky firefighter Ryan Quinn – her high school heartbreak! Until she learns he'd like to get naked with her.
For only one night, Commander Corrine Atkinson lets go of her iron control and seduces a perfect, sexy stranger. Come morning, control firmly in place, Corrine sneaks out of his bed and gets back to her own life. But Corrine's in for a big surprise. Her perfect stranger has turned into the wrong man! His name is Mike Wright and he's the newest member of the team she's commanding-which means spending all day in very close quarters. And he's wasting no time in reminding Corrine how good…how right it can feel to spend the night in the wrong man's bed!
Trusting the heart is the most sensual risk of all
With a fab career, a salary that keeps her in her favorite designers, and her own condo, Mia Appleby has everything she dreamed of as a poor little girl gazing out the window of her mom's trailer. Her old life is completely gone. That is until she has a one-night stand with her handsome new neighbor, Kevin McNight. She ends it before she totally falls for him. But Kevin isn't like other men and won't let Mia off that easy. And neither will her runaway Goth niece, Hope, who inconveniently shows up at her doorstep with hopes for a new life. Now, Mia must keep her new fan club at a safe distance-before they burst her fairytale façade.
WAY OUT WEST
Cameron Reeves knew his beautiful new cook was hiding something. What had brought this woman to his secluded Colorado ranch?
Haley was running from a killer, and somehow she'd ended up with a domineering cowboy trying to control her! She needed time to think, but Cam's innate protectiveness kept interfering – even as his kisses made her forget everything else.
Only in Cam's arms did Haley feel safe, but he believed in honesty. And the truth was the one thing she could never share…
Because there's nothing like a cowboy.
Accountant Katie Kramer is a quintessential good girl – working hard, recycling diligently, all the while trying to ignore the feeling that she doesn't fit in anywhere. That's all she wants. Well, that – and amazing sex, and the kind of daredevil escapade she can look back on when she's crunching numbers in a dusty cubicle. Which explains why she just took a job in Wishful, California, working for Wilder Adventures and Expeditions. Waking up to find a magnificently built stranger towering over her bed – that part defies explanation…After wandering the planet for months following a life-changing accident, Cameron Wilder has come back to the only home he knows. Under other circumstances, he might be thrilled to find a gorgeous woman sleeping in his cabin, but now, while he'll risk his body taking clients on adrenaline-drenched excursions, his heart is off limits. Still, Katie's killer smile triggers something deep in his gut…among other places. Showing her how exhilarating it can be to stop balancing her life as if it was a check book is the biggest rush he's ever felt – and an adventure Katie's wishing would never end…
Wishful, California, is 3000 miles from Dr. Emma Sinclair's last job in a New York City ER. It may as well be another galaxy. Here, running her father's clinic for a summer, Emma treats bee stings, stomach flu, and the occasional pet cat. Plus, she has to contend with patients like Stone Wilder: gorgeous, laid-back, and irritating beyond belief. The man laughs at her. A lot. And Emma loathes him. All except that tiny part of her that wants to throw him on her examining table and break every doctor-patient rule in the book. When Stones tries to help Emma learn to loosen up a bit, he pictures white-water rafting or scenic mountain hikes. Not a mind-blowing affair that shakes them both to the core. Emma's sure she has no place in a town like Wishful, but Stone knows different. Emma belongs here – in this town, in his life. It is convincing that this strong-minded, stubborn, sexy woman of that fact will be a challenge no Wilder man could resist.
T.J. Wilder is the perfect package of breathtaking adventure and raw sex appeal. Even better, he's about to reconnect with the one woman he's never been able to forget…
Get Your Pulse Racing
To Harley, the landscape around Wishful, California, is exhilarating, untamed, and more than a little dangerous. The same could be said for T.J. Wilder, who's invited himself along on her trek to study a rare coyote. Harley's career is riding on this trip, and she doesn't need a stubborn, incredibly sexy distraction. But T.J. is a professional guide who knows when to stay back and when to provide invaluable expertise-just like he's done since they were in high school. And Harley, as usual, is torn between throttling him and giving in to the raw attraction that's been smoldering all these years.
T.J. knows how proud and capable Harley is, but he's damned sure not letting her put herself at risk when there are illegal hunters in the area. She needs him, with the same soul-stirring urgency that he's always craved her. And here, in this beautiful place days from civilization, he'll finally have a chance to prove it-over and over again…
An omnibus of novels
Blame It on Karma by Jacquie D'Alessandro
Coffee shop owner Lacey Perkins scoffs when a fortune-teller informs her she's destined to fall for her arrogant, but definitely hot, property manager Evan Sawyer. Lacey figures she'd rather be jinxed-until she's cursed with a case of uncontrollable, insatiable lust…
Together Again? by Jill Shalvis
Accountant Chloe Cooper can't help but laugh at the prediction that her life is about to be transformed by true love. But that was before Chloe walked straight into her former lover, FBI agent Ian McCall, and he showed her just how thrilling things could get…
Tall, Dark Temporary by Crystal Green
Candy shop owner Erin Holland isn't convinced when she's told that Ryan Wes, an infamous playboy, is "The One." Erin is going on a cruise with the gorgeous day trader for one reason only: sex. But her decadent plans keep getting mysteriously, frustratingly, thwarted…
Adrenaline junkie Lily Peterson is no stranger to taking chances. She's been there, hiked/rafted/skied that. But that was before an accident nearly put her out of commission for good. Now, after months in physiotherapy, this former firefighter has a new motto: look before you leap. It's not as much fun, but it works.
Still, it's killing her that she has to start all over again, more slowly this time. But she's going to do whatever it takes. After all, her latest job guiding a simple hiking trip through the Sierras hardly qualifies as risky. That is, until she looks at hiker Jared Skye – and wants to leap into his bed. And if she's lucky, he'll take things slowly, too…
An omnibus of novels
Kiss Me, Katie!
All Katie Wilkins wanted for Christmas was to get Santa Claus under the mistletoe, because beneath that Santa suit was her ideal man – or so she thought. But it wasn't nice, safe Mr. Perfect who kissed her senseless. Horrors! It as Bryan Morgan – wild man, stunt pilot, and all-around daredevil. And, heaven help her, she'd really liked that kiss. Which just proved what she'd known all along – she was Christmas cursed!
Hug Me, Holly!
Sheriff Riley McMann couldn't believe his ears when Holly Stone announced that she'd be taking over the only café in Little Paradise. She looked as if she hadn't worked a day in her life, and besides, he had to eat there! But he was soon working up quite an appetite for "Calamity Holly" when he discovered there was more to her than designer clothes and an attitude. Maybe his Christmas wishes were going to come true after all…
El experto en búsqueda y rescate Logan White estaba acostumbrado a trabajar en condiciones de mucha tensión. Por eso era tan importante que se tomase aquellas vacaciones para irse a esquiar. Sabía que necesitaba desconectar, pero puesto que se veía incapaz de hacerlo, aquellas vacaciones iban a ser una pesadilla.
Entonces conoció a Lily Harmon y todo cambió…
Un amante del peligro como él acababa de encontrar la horma de su zapato…
El mundo que tan cuidadosamente había construido se estaba derrumbando a su alrededor…
Su dulce hija de doce años se estaba convirtiendo en una adolescente huraña sin que Rachel Wellers pudiera hacer nada. Las lesiones del accidente que había sufrido estaban poniendo en peligro su carrera de dibujante. Y lo peor de todo era que Ben Asher, el hombre al que había echado de su vida hacía trece años, había regresado respondiendo a la llamada de la niña.
Cuando se enteró de que Rachel había sufrido un accidente, Ben no dudó en dejar de lado su trabajo y acudir a la ciudad que había jurado no volver a visitar. Prefería no cuestionarse los motivos por los que lo estaba haciendo… sólo sabía que tenía que ayudar a Rachel. Y no tardó en darse cuenta de que lo ocurrido no había sido un accidente y que quizá él era responsable.
Lo que no imaginaba era lo que iba a volver a surgir entre ellos, ni lo difícil que sería volver a alejarse de Rachel…
THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE
Single mom Jenna Loggins had come from the wrong side of the tracks, but she'd vowed to give her beloved baby a better life. So ten years ago, desperate Jenna fled, leaving her daughter in the care of Stone Cameron, the child's father and the son of the richest family in town.
But a near-fatal car crash has given Jenna a second chance to make things right for the man and child she loved but left behind. Now Jenna's back – with a new name and face. And Stone is drawn to the mysterious beauty. Can Jenna risk telling Stone and her daughter the truth, or will she have to hide behind the face of a stranger forever?
E.R. head Dr. Luke Walker saves all of his bedside manner for his patients. With the hospital staff he's outspoken, tough, no-nonsense…until now. Disciplinary action from the hospital board has landed him a three-month stint at the Healing Waters Clinic. And working around aromatherapy, acupuncture and yoga seems to be having a remarkable effect on him. But not nearly the effect Faith McDowell-the fiery redheaded director of the clinic-is having on his libido!
The truth is Luke and Faith clash over everything-except their passion for healing people…and their passion for each other. Making love to Faith has a remarkable healing effect on Luke, putting a sexy smile on his face. Problem is, Luke Walker, who has done his best not to need anyone, finds himself needing her. So now he has to use his most persuasive bedside manner to convince Faith that this passion is for keeps.
Taylor Wellington doesn't do relationships. She learned a long time ago that they were a recipe for heartache. However, she does do flings-steamy affairs that burn hot…and brief. And her sexy new contractor, Thomas "Mac" Mackenzie, has her thinking about burning up some sheets. Problem is, now that she's got him right where she wants him, she can't seem to stop playing with fire.
At the start, Mac is in perfect agreement with Taylor-they'll keep things hot and light, then walk away when they're done. But for reasons he can't explain he doesn't want to end this affair. In fact, he wants more. So now he'll just have to use some seductive persuasion to convince her that this is too good to let go…
A blonde's ambition
Kenna Mallory is giving up "making it on her own" – aka puddle groomer and accounts payable clerk, jobs that haven't used all her natural abilities – to join the family biz and prove she's got what it takes to be VP of the newest Mallory Hotel. Okay, so maybe she has way more hair and cleavage than it takes, but that should be an asset around co-VP Weston Roth.
Wrong. Wes is hot, as Ivy League as the hotel's elite guests, and isn't buying the blond routine. Time to change tactics and start working the numbers. Good thing math is Kenna's other natural asset. And when it comes to getting the guy, if it isn't hair that grabs him… it's, uh, figures.
NEW AND…IMPROVED? by Jill Shalvis (Makeover Madness) – - GOING FROM GEEK TO GODDESS AIN'T EASY! – As far as Kent Wright was concerned, Becca Lewis was just fine the way she was. A little mousy, maybe, but a sweet friend and a darn good chemist. So why did she have to go and wreck it all by having a makeover? Now she looked like some sexy siren out of a lingerie catalog, and when it came to chemistry… there was only one kind on Kent's mind!
ANDREW IN EXCESS by Jennifer LaBrecque
SHE'S GOT THE BABY BLUES…
Teacher Kat Devereaux was free spirited, unorthodox… and had a little problem with excess. And right now, her biological clock was ticking excessively loudly. What she needed was a temporary husband – one she couldn't possibly fall for. Andrew Winthrop III was stuffy, conservative and needed a wife. A marriage of convenience would solve both their problems. Only, neither one anticipated enjoying their mock marriage so excessively…
Three weeks ago Rachel Bond inherited a bed-and-breakfast. Too bad that it's in a remote part of Alaska, staffed by a house chef who can't cook and a guide who can't read a map. There's something distinctly strange going on…and that's not counting the fact that Rachel just got hit by lightning, and her good friend Kellan is suddenly possessed with animalistic sexiness she's never seen before. Turns out, Rachel's inheritance is not your regular bed-and-breakfast – it's the portal to an alternative universe where the people possess unique powers that they can transfer to humans. And things are only starting to get weired…
An omnibus of novels
Ah, Paris. The city of light… and, of course, romance! When Family Travel magazine sponsors a Mother of the Year contest, with a trip to Paris and a shopping spree as the prize, the response is overwhelming!
Finalist #1 is Roxanne Perry, a single mother of four, who isn't positive wealthy entrepreneur Christopher "Kit" Lawrence is right for her, but his match making father certainly thinks so!
Callum Fox had no idea he was a dad, but after some quick calculating he decides to pay finalist #2 – single mom and former love Jody Reilly – a visit she won't soon forget!
Kylie Birmingham, finalist #3, has no time for frivolous activities like traveling and romance. But her meddling mom has plans. She thinks pilot Wade McKinnon is perfect for Kylie, and everyone knows Mom is always right! Three unsuspecting women don't realize that becoming finalists isn't the most excitement they'll ever have… falling in love is!
Demasiado tentador para resistirse…
Nick Cooper no podía creer que estuviera allí compartiendo habitación con Danielle Douglass, el objeto de todas sus fantasías de adolescente. Tener que compartir aquella enorme cama con ella no hacía más que encender el deseo que siempre había sentido por aquella mujer. Pero lo que ella necesitaba de él era protección, no sexo… Lo que Nick no sabía era durante cuánto tiempo iba a aguantar sin acariciar aquel delicioso cuerpo…
A Danielle le habría encantado estar allí con el atractivo Nick Cooper en cualquier otra circunstancia, pero ahora estaba en peligro y, justo por eso, no debería estar tan distraída. Debería estar planeando el siguiente paso que debía dar, no fantaseando con él. Cuanto más tiempo pasara a su lado, menos ganas iba a tener de huir y más de seducirlo.
Farm girl turned TV producer Em Harris is in way over her head. Trying to bag chef Jacob Hill for her new culinary show is one thing. Staying at the sex-themed hotel Hush, where his restaurant is located, is quite another. Her goal there is to convince Jacob, known for looking and cooking like a dream, to sign a contract. But after a few days of being enveloped in Hush's sensual atmosphere, the only thing on Em's mind is discovering if Jacob tastes as delicious as he appears…
Suzanne Carter has sworn off men…really! Her inability to take life seriously drives them crazy, so it's best she leaves them alone. Then one night, strong, handsome Ryan Alondo rescues her and she simply melts. Who could resist all that rough-and-tumble sexiness? But as tempting as he is, she's not going to fall for his charms. Because there's no way she wants to ruin a man this gorgeous.
From the moment Ryan sets eyes on Suzanne, he knows she's the one for him. She's fun and sexy and exactly what he needs in his overcrowded, responsible life. And the passion between them can't be ignored. He just has to convince her he's serious enough for both of them. Good thing he can be very, very persuasive…
Merecía la pena romper todas las reglas por un hombre como él…
Regla número 1: Nada de citas a ciegas.
Después de haberse enfrentado a muchas, Samantha O’Ryan no estaba dispuesta a volver a tener otra cita a ciegas… Hasta que su mejor amiga le pidió un favor y conoció a Jack Knight. Si hubiera sabido lo guapísimo que era, no habría protestado.
Regla número 2: Nada de besos en la primera cita.
El problema fue que, después de una sola cita con Jack, Sam quería mucho más que besos, lo cual debería haber sido motivo suficiente para no tener una segunda cita. Pero no lo fue.
Regla número 3: Nada de enamorarse.
Sam había decidido tener un romance sin ataduras… hasta que Jack empezó a hablar de amor…
A man this hot is worth breaking all of her rules for…
Rule # 1-No blind dates.
Having suffered through one too many, there's no way Samantha O'Ryan will agree to a blind date. Until her best friend needs a favor, that is. Enter Jack Knight. If she'd known how hot he is, she never would have protested.
Rule # 2-No kissing on the first date.
Sam can't resist Jack. And before the night is over, she wants to do a lot more than just kiss him. For someone like Sam, who runs from all commitment, that fact should be enough to make her refuse the second date. It's not.
Rule # 3-No falling in love.
Sam is determined to keep this fling on sizzle with no strings attached. But Jack starts hinting about something more, and suddenly she's being seduced in the most tempting way.
A PRECIOUS SECOND CHANCE
Hardened cop Sam O'Neill knew a meddlesome woman when he saw one. He'd saved cocktail waitress Angie Rivers during a bank holdup, but he couldn't get her pretty face or the feel of her silky skin out of his head. She made him lose his focus-she softened his heart-and that put both of them knee-deep in danger, because someone wanted Angie dead.
Angie was the only one who could identify the leader of a brutal identity-theft ring. But she was done feeling helpless and vulnerable and was ready to take things into her own hands, despite the tall, dark detective's passionate demands to stay out of trouble-and out of his heart!
When his latest mission turns into a bloodbath, ATF officer JT Hawk realizes he's been set up by someone at the top. Wounded and on the run, he has no choice but to take beautiful Abby Wells hostage. After all, she's in danger, too. And if the only way to keep the fiercely independent communications expert safe is to cuff her and bring her along for the ride, he'll do it. With pleasure, even.
Only, given their close contact, it's not long before Hawk's thinking about a totally different kind of pleasure…
"Shalvis writes with humor, heart, and sizzling heat!" – Carly Phillips
Maddie Moore's whole life needs a makeover.
In one fell swoop, Maddie loses her boyfriend (her decision) and her job (so not her decision). But rather than drowning her sorrows in bags of potato chips, Maddie leaves L.A. to claim the inheritance left by her free-spirited mother-a ramshackle inn nestled in the little coastal town of Lucky Harbor, Washington.
Starting over won't be easy. Yet Maddie sees the potential for a new home and a new career-if only she can convince her two half-sisters to join her in the adventure. But convincing Tara and Chloe will be difficult because the inn needs a big makeover too.
The contractor Maddie hires is a tall, dark-haired hottie whose eyes-and mouth-are making it hard for her to remember that she's sworn off men. Even harder will be Maddie's struggles to overcome the past, though she's about to discover that there's no better place to call home than Lucky Harbor.
A great catch-from the USA Today bestselling author of Double Play
Baseball player Wade O'Riley's bad-boy image is about to be cleaned up by publicist Samantha McNead. But the sexual tension between them is about to drive Wade to his knees.
An omnibus of novels
Three heartwarming holiday stories
to prove that love is the greatest gift of all
Kissing Santa Claus
NASCAR driver Logan Perrish returns to Lucky Harbor, Washington, with love in his heart and a ring in his pocket. But can Sandy Jansen forget the past and give him a second chance? Or will Logan be spending another Christmas alone?
I'll Be Home for Christmas
After ignoring the advice of Miz Miriam Randall, local matchmaker, Annie Roberts expects another hum drum holiday in Last Chance, South Carolina. But when a stray cat arrives in the arms of Army sergeant Matt Jasper, a calico named Holly just may be the best matchmaker of all.
O Little Town of Bramble
All Ethan Miller wants for Christmas is to celebrate in Bramble, Texas, with family and friends. But when his childhood neighbor, Samantha Henderson, comes home for the holiday, Ethan realizes that the girl-next-door could be the girl of his dreams.
Noah Fisher has worked for months to make Sky High the most prestigious charter airline in California. He's long overdue for a break – something involving ski slopes, cold beers, and hot ski bunny babes, not necessarily in that order. The itinerary doesn't include being hijacked by Bailey Sinclair, gorgeous widow of one of Sky High's wealthiest (ex-) clients. But here they are, and being crammed in a cockpit with the scared, stubborn, unbelievably sexy former model he's been fantasizing about invokes Superman tendencies that could get Noah in serious trouble. Bailey is desperate to find the stash of money hidden by her conniving, thieving late husband – before the bad guys he owed find her. It's a long shot, but nothing compared to the gamble she's taking by being so close to Noah. Every minute in his company has Bailey thinking about doing crazy, reckless things like touching, grabbing, kissing…and oh wow, being kissed right back. Suddenly, seat-of-your-pants seems like the only way to fly, and maybe it's the altitude playing tricks, but this is one trip she never wants to end…
Subject: Jason Mauer, National Guard.
Current status: Homeward bound.
Mission: Getting some R R!
Obstacle: Lizzy Mann. Sexy blast from the past.
After battling a hurricane of catastrophic proportions, Jason needs some downtime – badly! But there's no rest for the heroic. During another deluge, Jason's savior skills are suddenly in demand.by his hot friend Lizzy.
She's fiercely independent. But that doesn't keep them from having incredible sex as they, ah, ride out the storm!
Jason knows relationships and duty don't mix. Still, he feels as if he's being swept away by a flash flood of desire for Lizzy.
The permanent kind.
In a family of serious over-achievers, Shayne Mahoney has always been the laid-back, easy-going rebel. But running Sky High Air – a charter airline catering to the rich and famous – is a dream come true, in-flight specials included. Like kissing his client's beautiful, brainy daughter in a coat closet. But before Shayne can say "Fasten Your Seatbelts," Dani claims to witness a murder, gets stalked in her own apartment, and as added bonus, gets them both shot at by a mystery sniper. Normally Shayne would be running from the obviously crazy woman, and yet he finds himself trying to help her, leaving him to doubt his own sanity…There's a reason Dani never attends her mother's high society parties. The fake people, the shallow conversation – and the fact that she doesn't fit in. She's a zoologist, not a starlet, and happy about it, even if she wishes men like ruggedly handsome Shayne Mahoney would spare her a second glance. Of course, dodging bullets isn't exactly what she'd call the perfect follow-up to their heated kiss, but Shayne makes it clear she can depend on him. All she has to do is hold on tight to his delicious hard body until the ride is over…
When you want to fly the best, you fly Sky High Air. And when you want spectacular adventure and scorching seduction, Jill Shalvis's tantalizing, talented pilots Noah, Shayne, and Brody will get you there-fast, slow, or any way you want it- Buckle Up. It's Going To Be Quite A Ride. Despite his brooding bad-boy attitude, Brody knows life has treated him pretty well. His luxury charter airline, Sky High, has given him financial security and the means to take to the skies whenever things on the ground get complicated. And lately, things have become very complicated, thanks to the insanely passionate, or perhaps just insane, kiss he shared with Sky High's gorgeous, wisecracking concierge, Maddie. He's tried to keep his distance, but now Maddie desperately needs help, and it's triggering protective alpha-male urges Brody didn't even know he had- For months, Maddie hid her crush on sexy, exasperating Brody behind a cool, kick-ass exterior-and then blew that to smithereens by jumping him in the lobby. Yeah, real smooth. She's tried to break her ties with Sky High, but Brody won't let her walk away-especially now that he knows that Maddie and her twin sister Leena are in big-time trouble. To save Leena, Maddie and Brody must pose as husband and wife, and Maddie is amazed that the man she thought was oblivious to her existence knows her very well indeed. But that's nothing compared to the way she's about to get to know him-intimately, in depth, and over and over again-
Dr. Nicole Mann is simply too busy for romance. Her work as a surgeon consumes her entire world and she prefers it that way. That is, until she meets too-charming-for-his-own- good Ty O'Grady. This sexy architect with his enticing Irish accent has her thinking of something other than medicine. So she'll prescribe herself an intense-but temporary-round of seduction to cure this Ty fever once and for all.
Stubborn, strong and entirely too desirable, Nicole is Ty's match. When one hot touch leads to another, and another, this footloose drifter suddenly is thinking of a relationship with a design to forever. So he's pulling out all the sensual stops and will do anything to show her a temptation that's irresistible!
CADE McKNIGHT WAS A LONER… A man who liked his horizons open. Then the private investigator met Delia Scanlon. The sexy spitfire drove Cade to distraction and aroused his protective male instincts. He was supposed to uncover the truth about Delia's heritage not sleep with his alluring client. Yet he was powerless against the woman who made him break his golden rule about never needing anyone and never letting anyone need him. She unleashed his tightly controlled emotions and made him feel alive again. And although he wanted her in his bed, he had no intention of becoming Delia's willing groom. But how long could he ignore the longings of his heart?
The good doctor Hunter Adams' steady life is suddenly wracked by a whirlwind. Trisha Malloy, vixen lingerie saleswoman and magnet for disaster, has entered Hunter's life and begun to destroy everything. His notorious cool and calm demeanor, steady life and sound head are all thrown into chaos when Trisha enters the picture. But from the second they meet a spark grows between them that finally ignites into uncontrolled desire.
Oh, dear. Bella Manchelli is so not having a good day. First, she's deliciously exhausted from last night's sizzling one-night stand. Second, there's a (gulp) dead body at her back door. Third.um, that scrumptious one-nighter is at her front door. and he's wearing a badge!
Police Officer Jacob Madden is all about duty. Until he shows up looking for a homicide.and runs right into last night's slice of sexy heaven! Damn, he just can't think straight when he's around Bella. All he wants to do is lick her up one side and down the other…
Can duty and smoking-hot sex blend for a while? Definitely! Until Jacob discovers that several of the guys Bella's dated have turned up dead. Jacob loves being around Bella. But is he ready to be used as target practice?
WAY OUT WEST
COWGIRL IN THE MAKING
Zoe Martin vowed not to let her newly inherited ranch slip into Ty Jackson's hands. Although his smooth charm brought most women to their knees, Zoe didn't trust him. But would the sexy rancher fulfill her secret desire.for hearth, home and husband?
Not only had Zoe and her foster sisters acquired the land Ty wanted, the greenhorns had begun duding it up! Although Ty had sworn never to love again, feisty Zoe drove him to distraction. Maybe he could never give her his heart, but he would do almost anything to have her in his bed…
Because there's nothing like a cowboy.
South Village was safe… or so she thought! The secure world that Rachel Wellers has carefully constructed is crumbling around her. Her sweet twelve-year-old daughter is turning into a sullen teenager before her eyes. The injuries she's just sustained in a hit-and-run accident are jeopardizing her career as a cartoonist. And worst of all, Ben Asher – the man she sent away thirteen years ago – is back, tipped off by her daughter that they need him.
When Ben hears that Rachel has been injured, he panics. In an instant, he drops his obsession – photojournalism – and returns to the city he swore he'd never visit again. He doesn't want to question his movies for doing so… he only knows he has to protect Rachel. Suddenly he's convinced the hit-and-turn wasn't an accident. Rachel might have been hurt because of him.
But he doesn't count on the feelings that get stirred up being with her… or how hard it will be to leave her again.
A thrilling emotional read by award-winning author Jill Shalvis!
Two Men Are One Too Many…
Tara has a thousand good reasons not to return to the little coastal town of Lucky Harbor, Washington. Yet with her life doing a major crash-and-burn, anywhere away from her unfulfilled dreams and sexy ex-husband will do. As Tara helps her two sisters get their newly renovated inn up and running, she finally has a chance to get things under control and come up with a new plan for her life.
But a certain tanned, green-eyed sailor has his own ideas, such as keeping Tara hot, bothered… and in his bed. And when her ex wants Tara back, three is a crowd she can't control-especially when her deepest secret reappears out of the blue. Now Tara must confront her past and discover what she really wants. If she's lucky, she might just find that everything her heart desires is right here in Lucky Harbor.
When Dorie Anderson meets a cute guy, she becomes a huge klutz. But one phone call has turned her dead-end dating life into an adventure: she's won a trip on a singles' cruise to Fiji. On board, she soon meets pro baseball player Andy, and the ship's hunky French doctor. She's sure she'll fall head-over-heels in no time. Unfortunately, she's right: soon, she trips over her luggage right in front of them. Mortifying. But a bigger disaster is just on the horizon. Dorie finds a man murdered in his bunk the same night a storm wrecks the ship, stranding everyone on a deserted shore. It'd be a perfect setting for romance-if it weren't for the fact that there's a killer among them.
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Class: How to Drive Him Crazy
Instructional program for women unexpectedly facing the totally dishy guy from their past. Everyone welcome!
NHL coach Mark Diego's plan to spend his off-season volunteering in his hometown goes awry when he learns that not only is he coaching teenage girls, but that the program is coordinated by energetic (and five feet two inches of trouble) coordinator Rainey Saunders, his childhood friend – and the woman he could never stand to see dating any other guy…
When their tempers flare, Mark and Rainey discover their fireworks don't just burn angry – they burn very, very hot! But that'll just sweeten the victory. Because Mark always plays to win. And with Rainey, he's planning on playing very dirty, too.
AQUELLA CAMA ERA EL ESCENARIO PERFECTO PARA UNA NOCHE APASIONADA
Solo por una noche la comandante Corrine Atkinson se permitió traspasar las barreras que había construido a su alrededor para seducir a un sexy desconocido. Cuando llegó la mañana y recuperó el control sobre sí misma, Corrine salió de allí a escondidas y recuperó la normalidad.
Pero la esperaba una enorme sorpresa. El desconocido perfecto se había convertido en el hombre equivocado. Su nombre era Mike Wright y era el nuevo miembro del equipo que ella dirigía…
¿Qué hacía una princesa en un rancho de Texas…?
Había ido de primera a tercera clase, le habían robado, después se había calado en mitad de una tormenta y finalmente había acabado perdida en un rancho lleno de animales aterradores… En resumen, la princesa Natalia Brunner había tenido días mejores que aquel. Si no hubiera sido por el oportuno rescate de aquel guapísimo cowboy, se habría dado por vencida. Pero, como en las viejas películas del oeste, el sexy Tim Banning iba a pedirle que se olvidara de la corona y se quedara por allí un tiempo…
Having inherited nothing but a stack of bills and – horrors – an office job, Caitlin was suddenly a poor little rich girl. Worse, her new boss was temptingly gorgeous, but needed a major attitude adjustment… He seemed to think she was some sort of airhead, just because she didn't know her way around a filing cabinet.
VS. JOE BROWNLEY
There was nothing Joe needed less than to be inflicted with Caitlin Taylor – blond bombshell and Calamity Jane rolled into one! He would have fired her after the exploding coffeepot incident, but he'd promised her father he'd take her on. And besides, even while she was turning his office upside down, he couldn't help wondering how it would be to take her on. And besides, even while she was turning his office upside down, he couldn't help wondering how it would be to take her on after hours.
WHO WOULD COME OUT ON TOP?