She was no man magnet. From her Gypsy clothing to her feline fan club to her transparent attempt at seeming helium-headed, Violet Campbell screamed, "Run for your life," her lucrative lavender fields be damned. But Cameron Lachlan had never wanted to be anywhere…with anyone…more.
Somehow, someway, this bewildering lady had transformed his wanderlust to age-old desire. But instead of wanting the moon, which she deserved, Violet seemed to accept that he would leave her bed – and her.
Which he might have done…once. But just when he'd found the woman worth staying for, she hinted at reasons that he should run – not walk – away.
Lorna Whitaker will do anything for her nine-year-old son, Johnny-even if it means asking his late father’s family for help. Cast out by the Whitaker clan after her husband, Richard, accused her of being unfaithful, Lorna has been struggling to make ends meet as a single mom ever since. But desperation finally forces her to turn to Richard’s older brother, Matthew. The last thing she expects is to fall for the man…
Matthew Whitaker is struck by the reappearance of his brother’s former wife, and the very un-brotherly feelings Lorna inspires in him. Though he’s eager to explore the new chemistry between them, he still can’t trust her-and he still doesn’t believe Johnny is his nephew…
Smarting from his recent divorce, newly single attorney Mike Conroy wanted only one thing – to be the best dad ever. And if that meant he needed to lead a life of celibacy, he could handle that.
Until he met his new next-door neighbor, that is.
Flame-haired Amanda Scott was as passionate as the color of her hair – and as determined as Mike to be a fantastic parent to her daughter. Not only was the rugged Mike her polar opposite, but she'd also sworn off the opposite sex for keeps. But sometimes love can be as close as right next door…
Recently burned by heartache, a fierce blizzard and a sexy stranger were exactly what Daisy Campbell needed. When she returned to her hometown and found herself stranded with Teague Larson, she never expected to throw caution – and her clothes – to the wind. But as the intensity of their attraction rose with the falling temperatures, they had to stay warm somehow, didn't they?
Teague was deeply drawn to Daisy's independence and sophistication – not to mention those long, sexy-as-all-hell legs. But they'd both lost in the game of love before and neither wanted to lay their hearts on the line again. Yet this relationship felt entirely different – and worth fighting for. Could one night by a fire turn into a red-hot forever?
Startling events had left Camille Campbell living like a recluse and fearful of loving ever again. She had vowed not to need or want anyone – but when her sexy neighbor from across the field of lavender came calling, her body threatened to betray all her best intentions.
No stranger to heartache, Pete MacDougal understood Camille's turmoil and sought out the beauty next door in what he thought of as a simple act of kindness. But as soon as Pete had Camille in his arms, his blood pulsed out of control and he found himself in a wild affair that could ultimately melt both their ice-protected hearts.
A whopping ten-million-dollar inheritance should have been Carolina Daniels's dream come true. Instead, the money brought nothing but vultures looking for their share of the wealth. Fortunately for her, the generous gift also came with a rescuer: sexy billionaire Maguire Cochran.
Instinct told Maguire that the generous inheritance his father had given Carolina for saving his son would send her running for help. His plan? To be her "knight in shining armor" and show her how to toughen up. Whisking her off for a luxurious getaway – complete with a romantic dinner or two – was all part of the arrangement. But letting the considerate, passionate schoolteacher give him a lesson in love – and transform his heart – was not…
When tragedy strikes, Zoe Anderson finds herself in the one role she never expected to have: mother. Sharing guardianship of four-year-old twins with sexy Rafe Kirkland is a responsibility she simply cannot accept. Rafe is just going to have to take care of the boys himself.
Rafe’s not prepared to be a single parent either, but deserting the children is not an option-and he’s never been as attracted to a woman as he is to their godmother. He proposes a solution: Zoe and the boys will move in with him, at least until other arrangements can be made. Or until he can convince her to make their temporary family permanent.
Zoe reluctantly agrees to the plan, but even after she loses her heart to the twins, she can’t possibly take that emotional risk with Rafe…
Jake Rivard has been back in Grosse Pointe for only twenty-four hours, and already banker Anne Blake’s well-ordered world is in chaos. Again. Every time the man with the sexy silver-gray eyes shows up, she falls into bed with him. And every time he walks away, there’s an ache in her heart she can never ease. Now that she has the stable life she’s always craved, Anne’s not about to let him seduce her again. No matter how much she wants him to.
Jake’s not leaving this time without Anne by his side. He’s determined to marry her, despite her insistence that their relationship doesn’t work outside of the bedroom. All he asks is that she spend two weeks with him in Idaho’s Silver Valley, managing his finances. And if it will prove to her that they have more in common than lust, Jake’s prepared to keep his hands to himself for the whole trip.
But is two weeks enough time to convince Anne that the only thing standing between them is the wall she’s built around her heart?
"Shouldn't you be dead?"
It's not enough that Sophie Campbell discovers her neighbor's body. His dead ringer has to show up at her doorstep. But this man's no ghost.the instant attraction that sparks between them is all too real.
College professor Cord Pruitt wants answers about his brother's murder. The woman downstairs must have seen something. But when Cord lays eyes on Sophie, all he wants to do is take her in his arms and protect her. With a killer on the loose, and all signs pointing toward Sophie as the next target, that's just what he will have to do…
With the figure of a sex symbol and a career as a lingerie executive, Greer Lothrop is used to attracting more than her fair share of male attention. After years of unwanted stares, she is far more comfortable playing mother hen than femme fatale.
She’s shocked when there’s nothing motherly about the feelings her new neighbor, engineer Ryan McCullough, arouses in her. She’s never been attracted to a man of such raw sexuality before. What is it about Ryan that has her confiding in him-and falling into his arms-within hours of meeting?
It’s clear Ryan isn’t interested in Greer for her chicken soup. He’s not falling for her girl-next-door routine either, no matter how hard she tries to deny their chemistry. He knows there’s a passionate woman behind the facade-and he knows just how to awaken her…
Legendary Texas surgeon Justin Webb faced his biggest challenge – winning the heart of brash, bold and beautiful detective Winona Raye. When Winona discovered a baby abandoned at her door, the bachelor doc saw his chance and offered a hand – in marriage. Independent Winona was in no hurry to walk down the aisle, but Justin was going to be there for her…whether she wanted him to or not.
Harm Connolly wants to leave his bad history with women on terra firma. Two weeks of business on a cruise would help accomplish that. First complication: the sexiest woman he's ever met is on board the vessel. Second complication: a dead body – one of his associates.
Adventure chef Cate Campbell knows his type – arrogant corporate hotshot, taking his guys out for some R R. No problem. She'll have Harm eating out of her hand in seconds flat. No problem.until a killer on the loose forces her to find safety and comfort in his arms.Will mayhem at sea throw any chance of romance overboard?
After a whirlwind courtship, Kern Lowery whisked his young bride away to the mountains of Tennessee to start a new life. Unfortunately, Trisha’ s sheltered Grosse Pointe upbringing didn’ t prepare her for marriage or the hardships of country living, so she left with barely a goodbye.
Five years later, an accident brings Trisha back to Tennessee. No longer the shy, helpless girl she was, she keeps her composure when she comes face-to-face with the stranger she is still technically married to. Inside, however, her emotions are a riot of passion-and fear. Fear of falling for the man she loves once again…
Twenty years ago, Lily Campbell's parents died in a mysterious fire. Now she's back for the truth.but nobody in her sleepy hometown wants to talk about that night. And when the fires start up again, it's clear that somebody doesn't want her to stay.
Griff Branchard has perfected his bad-boy persona. But the moment he sees Lily, nothing matters as much as getting close to her. Although rumors about her are flying around town, he just can't believe such a sweet woman could be a troublemaker.But trouble? She's deep in it. And he's going to make sure that the only heat she feels is from the flames of desire.
Bett and Zach Monroe were newly married and just starting their careers when they suddenly found themselves owners of a neglected farm in Michigan. Unable to resist the lure of the land, the young couple set out to build their own private paradise. The days are long, the work is hard, but Bett and Zach love every minute of it. And through it all, their passion for one another burns as hot as ever.
Three’s a crowd…
But their peace is threatened when Bett’s widowed mother comes for a “visit”-bringing with her a U-Haul of belongings. Within an hour of her arrival, Elizabeth is causing friction between Bett and Zach. And as the days become weeks, their house no longer feels like home, they are barely speaking, and privacy is nonexistent.
There’s only one way to reclaim their own happily-ever-after: marry Elizabeth off.
After four years of marriage, Sonia and Craig Hamilton are as much in love as ever. But their happiness turns into a nightmare when they are violently assaulted while taking a late-night walk in a Chicago park.
Back home in Cold Creek, Wyoming, far from the dangers of the big city, they try to put the attack behind them. But it’s not long before Sonia realizes Craig is haunted by the memory, and his inability to protect her. His obsession with keeping her safe, and getting revenge, soon threatens to tear them apart…
After tragedy strikes, Bree Penoyer’s feelings of guilt leave her speechless-literally. Tired of always being the good girl and just letting things happen to her, Bree decides it’s time to take life into her own hands. She dumps her lucrative but uninspiring career and her sweet but boring fiancé, and escapes to her late grandmother’s rustic cabin in South Carolina to find herself again.
Her solitude is immediately disrupted by her new neighbor, Hart Manning, a sexy but arrogant rogue who doesn’t seem capable of taking no for an answer. The last thing Bree wants is an affair, especially with a self-proclaimed womanizer like Hart. But she can’t deny he arouses her as no man ever has, and when at last she finds her voice, she’s very ready to say yes!
Mitch Cochran had been kept from enjoying life to its fullest, but he’s now ready for all love has to offer. He wants much more than just a casual encounter, though. He’s looking for love, and Kay Sanders is the real thing. But when he learns she’s a sex ed teacher, Mitch worries that he’ll be unable to live up to the expectations of this very passionate woman.
Kay can tell Mitch is hiding something, and the less he volunteers about his past, the more intrigued she becomes. Despite kisses that could tempt Kay to go against her own rule of no sex without commitment, Mitch ends each date like the perfect gentleman. Kay soon realizes that if she wants to move their budding relationship to the next level, she’s going to have to take matters into her own hands…
SECRETS, LIES…AND MONEY
Socialite Emma Dearborn's future was all planned out for her: the perfect wedding, the perfect husband, the perfect life. Then Garrett Keating returned.
He wasn't about to let Emma go through with her farce of a marriage, and he set out to stop her…seduction being at the top of his list. But if Emma didn't walk down the aisle by her birthday, she stood to lose an inheritance worth millions.
Just how far would Garrett be willing to go to have Emma? All the way to the altar?
Kelly Rochard is determined to have one last adventure before settling down to married life!
Still, being mugged at the Louvre is not what she had in mind for her long-awaited trip to Paris. Until Will Maguire comes to her aid, and she finds herself completely distracted by the handsome stranger in the Notre Dame sweatshirt.
Kelly can't seem to resist the world's most romantic city or Will, who is determined to show her all its treasures, from the top of the Eiffel Tower to strolls along the Seine.
But will their love last when they're back in plain old South Bend, Indiana, or will they end up blaming their breathless fling on the city of love?
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