A Forever Thing
Carolyn Brown - 2011
He has to promise her a forever thing. She intends to find her forever thing in Florida, her home since she was fifteen, so she wasn't even looking for it when she comes to Texas to help her grandmother. With a job at the elementary school lined up, Fancy Lynn moves but she intends to stay only until her grandmother regains her health.Theron Warren has absolutely no intention of falling in love again. His one failed marriage was painful enough. As an elementary school principal, part-time cop, and full-time ranch owner, he doesn't have time for the sassy woman who suddenly appears in his life: first in the jailhouse, then at his school and soon everywhere he turns.Fate is trying to tell Fancy Lynn and Theron that they are soul mates, but is having a tough time convincing them.
The Nauti Boys Collection
Lora Leigh - 2011
Marine put a safe distance between Rowdy Mackay and the temptation of a nubile Kentucky vixen. Now he's back home and ready to engage in the kind of erotic games that have earned him and his two cousins a Nauti-boy reputation in three counties... NAUTI NIGHTSJames “Dawg” Mackey has lusted after sweet Crista Jansen for years. Just as many as she’s spent running from the dangerous attraction that sparked between them. But now, Dawg has a plan to entice her to stay. It’s kind of low-down. And kind of hot...NAUTI DREAMSAfter a long separation, Natches McKay is being dragged back into his father’s life in a way that could destroy him and the only woman he’s ever felt a spark for…NAUTI INTENTIONSThe girl of Major Alex Jansen's dreams—and red-hot fantasies—has always shyed away from the danger she thinks men represent. Now, Alex sets out to prove Janey wrong, with lingering—sometimes torturously slow—caresses...NAUTI DECEPTIONSSheriff Zeke Mayes knows there’s more to Rogue than meets the eye, though what meets the eye is pretty smoking. He’s prepared for a long struggle getting Rogue to drop her defenses—and give in to desire...
Kristen Ashley - 2011
With a fiancé who can't even remember how she takes her coffee, Nina wants some distance to rethink her engagement. Flying halfway around the world from England to a mountain town in Colorado should do the trick. But when she finds a gorgeous man at her rental cabin, Nina's cold, lonely adventure suddenly heats up.The owner of the house, Holden "Max" Maxwell is surprised by the beautiful woman who turns up at his door. But when Nina becomes ill, Max spends days nursing her back to health. A private man with a broken heart, Max finds himself drawn to the strong-willed woman. Soon it becomes impossible for Nina and Max to deny their growing attraction to one another. Yet even as these two wounded lovebirds think about taking a chance on a relationship, a dangerous secret from Max's past emerges-and threatens to end their love for good.
Kristen Ashley - 2011
He's hot, he's sexy, and what started as a no-names-exchanged night of passion has blossomed into a year and a half-long pleasure fest. Sure, it's a little strange that he only appears in her bed at night, but Gwen is so sure he's the one, she just can't turn him away... Hawk Delgado knows more about Gwen than she could ever imagine. She's gorgeous, headstrong, and skittish about relationships. But Hawk is facing his own demons, demons that keep him from connecting with anyone. Yet when Gwen is drawn into Denver's lethal underground scene, Hawk's protective nature comes out full force. The problem is, when Gwen gets a dose of Hawk's Alpha attitude in the daylight, she's not so sure he's the one anymore....
Christmas in Lucky Harbor
Jill Shalvis - 2011
. .Simply IrresistibleAfter losing her boyfriend and her job, Maddie leaves L.A. to claim her inheritance-a ramshackle inn nestled in the little town of Lucky Harbor, Washington. She sees the potential for a new home and a new career-if she can give the inn the makeover it needs. Enter Jax, a tall, handsome contractor who knows exactly what Maddie needs...The Sweetest ThingHelping her sister set up the family inn is just the thing to make Tara forget her ex-husband and focus on her new life. Until she meets a sexy, green-eyed sailor determined to keep her hot, bothered, and in his bed. When her ex reappears, Tara must confront her past and decide what she really wants.If the sisters are lucky, they might just find that everything their hearts desire is right here in Lucky Harbor.
Adrianne Byrd - 2011
What could be better than living the single life in some of the world's most glamorous cities?Finding a woman worth giving it up for…Eamon King organizes the wildest bachelor parties in Las Vegas. So wild that his latest client ends up marrying one of the strippers. Now the jilted bride-to-be, Victoria Gregory, is suing his company for millions. The problem is Eamon has never been so turned on by anyone as he is by the beautiful, voluptuous and very angry Victoria. He's sure that all he has to do to charm his way out of the lawsuit is to charm his way into her bed. Win-win, right? Wrong. Because every white-hot moment they're together makes him realize he's found the only woman who can make him lose his heart….
Kristen Ashley - 2011
Everyone in their small town knew from the moment they met they were meant for each other. But something happened, and Feb broke Colt's heart; then she turned wild, and tragedy struck. Colt meted out revenge against the man who brought Feb low, but even though Colt risked it all for her, Feb turned her back on him and left town.Fifteen years later Feb comes back to help run the family bar. But there's so much water under the bridge separating her and Colt, everyone knows they'll never get back together - until someone starts hacking up people in Feb's life. Colt is still Colt, and Feb is still Feb, so the town watches as Colt goes all out to find the murderer while trying to keep Feb safe. As the bodies pile up, the feds move in, and a twisting, turning story unravels, exposing a very sick man who has claimed numerous victims. Along the way Feb and Colt battle their enduring attraction and the beautiful but lost history that weaves them together.©2014 Kristen Ashley; (P)2015 Audible Inc.
When You Dare
Lori Foster - 2011
If a cause appeals to him and the price is right, he'll take the mission he's offered. But then the lovely Molly Alexander asks him to help her track down the men who'd had her kidnapped—and for the first time, Dare's tempted to combine work with pleasure.Fiercely independent, Molly vows to trust no one until she's uncovered the truth. Could the enemy be her powerful, estranged father? The ex-fiancé who still holds a grudge? Or the not-so-shy fan of her bestselling novels? As the danger heats up around them, the only anchor Molly has is Dare himself. But what she feels for him just might be the most frightening thing of all…
Georgia on My Mind
Marie Force - 2011
Stuck running the senior center her mother founded in Newport, RI, until a replacement director is found, Georgie dreams of returning to her glamorous life in Atlanta. As that life begins to unravel, she discovers a whole new one in Newport where the jogger turns out to be sexy detective and tree hugger Nathan Caldwell. Determined to get her mind off her many problems—including a possible threat to her own health—Georgie indulges in what she intends to be a no-holds-barred one-night stand with Nathan. Unfortunately, Nathan has other ideas and sets out to have a relationship with her.Tess, on the run from an abusive husband, and Cat, who raised her younger brother and sister, hook up with Nathan's brothers, Ben, an injured Iraqi war veteran, and Ian, a single-father and talented musician. Add a zany cast of seniors who seem determined to drive Georgie slowly mad with their never-ending needs and comparisons to her sainted mother, and you've got the ingredients for a fast-paced, often comical, emotional journey that leads Georgie straight to the home of her heart.Three romances for the price of one!
Marie Force - 2011
Recently back to work after spending more than a year tending to his comatose wife, Jack is focused on getting through each day and caring for his three daughters. However, the moment he sets eyes on Andrea Walsh, the interior designer who has come to decorate the hotel his company is building in Newport, Rhode Island, Jack begins to wonder if Andi might be his second chance. After a disastrous marriage, Andi, single mom to a hearing-impaired son, isn’t exactly looking for love, either, but that’s what she finds with Jack. The two embark on a long-distance relationship fraught with challenges as they balance the needs of their children and dueling careers while Jack continues to care for his wife, Clare. Just when Jack thinks his life is once again settled, he is confronted with a new challenge that tests him in ways he never could've imagined, leaving him to wonder if "happily ever after" is in the cards for him.
Liliana Hart - 2011
It's been ten years since he left the woman he loved behind to make a name for himself, and now he's bound and determined to claim her once and for all. But Charlotte Munroe has no desire to welcome home the Prodigal Son with a fatted calf. The bitterness of Dane's betrayal runs deep, and she has no plans of letting him back into her life. Especially since she's trying to protect the son Dane isn't aware exists from heartbreak, since she's sure he's only going to walk out of their lives again. THOMAS Cat Randolph is the best cat burglar in the world. But when a job goes wrong and she's shot, it's Doctor Thomas MacKenzie that comes to her rescue. Unfortunately, it's a lot harder to keep secrets when you're risking the life of someone you love. Thomas MacKenzie knows Cat is keeping secrets, but getting her to trust him with them is a slow and steady process. But time isn't on his side. Convincing Cat to stay in Surrender, Montana is harder than he could have imagined. He just has to make sure that their lovemaking is more addictive than the adrenaline rush she craves. RILEY Riley MacKenzie is one of the world's leading experts on Egyptian artifacts. But when Maggie Lawrence walks into his life with a priceless stolen artifact and bad guys on her trail, he has no choice but to whisk her away to the safety of Surrender, Montana. Maggie Lawrence takes one look at Riley MacKenzie and sees everything she's ever craved and always avoided when it comes to men: Adventure. And she knows it's only a matter of time before she falls prey to his seduction, especially since she's trapped with him during one of the worst snowstorms Montana has seen in years. But when the enemy finds them, Maggie's confronted with a past that could destroy her love for Riley forever. COOPER Claire Drexel has loved Cooper MacKenzie since she was fourteen years old. But being ten years older, he's never seen her as anything more than a kid sister. So she decides to take matters into her own hands. It's not a secret that Cooper is a heavy player in the BDSM scene, and Claire decides what Cooper needs is the perfect bottom to his top. Only she gets more than she bargains for. Cooper MacKenzie can't believe his eyes when he sees little Claire Drexel sitting on the lap of one of the most dangerous men he's ever met. The fool. She's just walked into the middle of a drug investigation at one of the premier BDSM clubs in the state, and one wrong move could blow the cover he's been developing for the past three years. He has no choice but to intercede and claim her as his own, but facing the consequences of his actions might be more than even he's bargained for. ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS Grant MacKenzie is ready to settle down and start a family. The only problem is the one woman he's interested in doesn't seem to be ready for the long haul. But fate lends Grant a helping hand in getting exactly what he wants under his Christmas tree.
Brenda Jackson - 2011
THIS IS THE COMMEMORATIVE EDITION THAT INCLUDES - THE NOVEL TRULY EVERLASTING; THE MOVIE SCRIPT; AND PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN OF THE ON CAST AND CREW ON SET.As the holidays settle in around Houston, Texas, young Austin has but one wish- for a Christmas Daddy. When his mother, Felicia Madaris, learns of his wish, she turns to childhood rival turned family friend, Trask Maxwell, to help fulfill her young son’s wish. But soon, Felicia realizes that its not just Austin’s Christmas wish that is coming true….READ THE BOOK AND THEN BUY THE MOVIE:DVD OF MOVIE GOES ON SALE NOVEMBER 25, 2011 AT: www.filmbaby.com
Marie Force - 2011
The young couple plans to marry before they head to college, and their future seems bright with promise. Everything changes one spring night when their six closest friends, including Brian's younger brother, are killed in a fiery car accident that Carly and Brian witness. The trauma leaves Carly unable to speak, and Brian is forced to make unimaginable decisions about a future that once seemed so certain. With Carly incapable of going forward with their plans, Brian leaves home—and Carly—for good. Fifteen years later, disturbing new clues indicate the accident that wrecked so many lives wasn't an accident at all, bringing Brian home to face a past——and a love——he's never forgotten.
Eve Montelibano - 2011
MEETS HOPELESS ROMANTICDrew is a celebrity car racer, a daredevil who lives life on the edge and the last thing he needs is a prissy, nosy neighbor who'd cramp his free-wheeling lifestyle. Yup, Miz Desiree Cruz is a major pain in the a**. She is constantly questioning his way of life and reprimands him like a Nazi general with a sore tooth. He doesn't need a mother who makes him feel like a kid caught with his hand in the cookie jar every frickin' day! Uh-huh, the girl has to go if he still wants to have a social life.The thing is, as much as Drew resents Des' hollier-than-thou attitude, he really digs his bitchy but cute-as-a-button neighbor. Not his usual type though but how he enjoys their heated but intellectually stimulating banters, and guess what, Miz Des actually turns him on big time, too! Now, he has a problem. Yup, huge. He is Mr. Right Now and Des is definitely Ms. Ever After. That is a major reason to hit the opposite direction. BUT he can't help wondering if Miz Des has a soft spot underneath all that high and mighty air. The cave-man in him is really challenged to find out... (WTF, Drew? What are you thinkin'? No! Definitely not!)But ahh... he is really tired of her catty hisses. He'd love to hear Miz Des purr for a change.
On the Island
Tracey Garvis Graves - 2011
Callahan at his family's summer rental in the Maldives, she accepts without hesitation; a working vacation on a tropical island trumps the library any day.T.J. Callahan has no desire to leave town, not that anyone asked him. He's almost seventeen and if having cancer wasn't bad enough, now he has to spend his first summer in remission with his family—and a stack of overdue assignments—instead of his friends.Anna and T.J. are en route to join T.J.'s family in the Maldives when the pilot of their seaplane suffers a fatal heart attack and crash-lands in the Indian Ocean. Adrift in shark-infested waters, their life jackets keep them afloat until they make it to the shore of an uninhabited island. Now Anna and T.J. just want to survive and they must work together to obtain water, food, fire, and shelter.Their basic needs might be met but as the days turn to weeks, and then months, the castaways encounter plenty of other obstacles, including violent tropical storms, the many dangers lurking in the sea, and the possibility that T.J.'s cancer could return. As T.J. celebrates yet another birthday on the island, Anna begins to wonder if the biggest challenge of all might be living with a boy who is gradually becoming a man.
Holiday in Stone Creek: A Stone Creek Christmas / At Home in Stone Creek
Linda Lael Miller - 2011
Especially rugged architect-turned-rancher Tanner Quinn. Olivia's uncanny bond with his daughter Sophie's pony has him questioning her sanity, while she wonders if he's not just a drugstore cowboy. Then twelve-year-old Sophie conspires with Olivia to get Tanner into the spirit of Christmas. But will a holiday miracle transform the globe-trotting Tanner into a rancher—and family man—for all seasons?At Home In Stone CreekEveryone in Ashley O'Ballivan's life is marrying and starting families—except her. But why bother dating when no one can compare to Jack McCall, the man who left her heartbroken years ago? Now he's back in town —and maybe he isn't who she thinks he is.While recovering from a dangerous mission for the DEA, security expert Jack rents a room in Ashley's bed-and-breakfast. For both their sakes, he tries to keep his distance, though neither can deny the growing spark between them. But when his past catches up with him, he'll have to leave again…just as he realizes where he's always belonged—in Stone Creek.
Heart of Gold
Fiona Palmer - 2011
Her job as a wool classer is back-breaking, her family life is a disaster and, after a string of dating debacles, she's put men in the too-hard basket.When strong, handsome Lindsay arrives on the scene as their new shearer, CJ can't help but take notice. They have an undeniable spark, but can she handle the complications and potential heart-break of falling in love?With help from her best friend and an endearing old farmer, CJ learns that when you stay true to yourself and open your heart, anything is possible.
Promises of Seduction: The Durango Affair\Ian's Ultimate Gamble
Brenda Jackson - 2011
Suddenly an unforgettable night of passion with the hazel-eyed beauty has turned into a lifetime obligation for the confirmed bachelor.But Westmoreland men always honor their responsibilities, and leaving Savannah to raise his baby on her own is not an option.So he proposes and she accepts…with one condition—theirs will be a marriage in name only.Ian's Ultimate GambleWinner takes all…Casino owner Ian Westmoreland thinks he's seen the last of Brooke Chamberlain—that is until she checks in to his resort claiming to need a little R & R. Brooke betrayed him years before, and Ian is willing to bet there's more to her visit than she's admitting.No woman even came close to igniting the heat and passion inside him as Brooke once did. And if Ian is going to discover what she's hiding, what better way than by seducing her? But in this game of bedroom cat and mouse, the stakes are very high. Raising the question, will Ian's wager pay off?
B.J. Daniels - 2011
The schoolboy who had teased her is now a strong and sexy man—and he's on a mission to solve a case! But if he plans on unmasking a killer, he's going to need her help.Colton can no longer run from the truth…someone in his small town has gotten away with murder. Now it's up to him to bring the killer to justice—with the help of local authorities, which, to his surprise, include Halley. The girl who had once idolized him is now a woman he must fight to resist. But as they work on the case, the attraction between them only grows stronger. Their rocky past may lead to a future together…unless the killer parts them forever.
Who Do I Run To?
Anna Black - 2011
More than that; a love triangle with a married man. KP, the man of her dreams swept her completely off her feet before telling her he was married with two kids. Too deep in love to let go, she became accustom to being KP's other woman and didn't have a problem with her role as KP's mistress until she met Isaiah. Isaiah ready to commit and make Janiece his, he stops at nothing to win her over, even though Janiece is stuck on KP. Things spiral out of control when KP decides it's time to leave Kimberly, his wife to be with Janiece. Drama kicks into high gear when Isaiah fights to have Janiece and Kimberly also fights to keep KP. The ultimate decision has to be made by Janiece. Who will she run to when she is ready to love?
June Bryan Belfie - 2011
Ruth leaves her community to stay with an aunt in Philadelphia. Will she remain in the "English" world with all its conveniences and freedom, or will she return to her plain Amish life and settle for a marriage, perhaps one without love?
Marcia Lynn McClure - 2011
Booker, the new patient-the handsome, older patient convalescing in her grandfather's rehabilitation center. Yet, working as a candy striper at Rawlings Rehab, Sayler couldn't help but dream of belonging to Mr. Booker-and Mr. Booker stole her heart-perhaps unintentionally-but with very little effort. Gorgeous, older, and entirely unobtainable-Sayler knew Mr. Booker would unknowingly enslave her heart for many years to come-for daydreams were nothing more than a cruel joke inflicted by life. All dreams-daydreams or otherwise-never came true. Did they?
Jennifer Edlund - 2011
Alexa Moore is just a regular teenager seeking acceptance from her peers. With heartbreak and humor, these two friends expose a world of secrets and learn to survive in the face of life’s contradictions. When Carter’s dark life suddenly unveils before Alexa’s eyes, she witnesses her best friend be beat down mercilessly by his stage mother’s antics. And the truth about his father is exposed after he’s accused of domestic abuse. Its Alexa’s strong will and determination that helps Carter pull through his darkest hours. The two are bonded by a love that only deepens as they grow. However, the closer they get, the more Carter’s mother will do what she can to keep her son from being distracted, going as far as trying to rip their friendship apart. The two are forced keep their childhood romance hidden from prying eyes. Then, Alexa’s world shatters the day she comes home and discovers Carter’s family packed up and gone without a word.Fifteen years later Carter Storm resurfaces as a Grammy award winner. While he’s living life in the Hollywood fast lane, Alexa struggles to keep it together after her parents are killed simultaneously in two very tragic accidents. Just when all seems lost, Alexa is sent to Las Vegas for a job that requires her to do celebrity makeup. It is here she unexpectedly reunites with the boy she never stopped loving: Carter Storm. When an inexplicable attraction leads to a shocking betrayal, Alexa faces the hardest question of her heart: When does love cross the line of moral obligation. And how far will she go to hold on to her past?Above all, this is a story about friendship--its risks, twists, turns and complications---and how it weathers the challenges of love, and most of all, growing up.
Long, Tall and Tempted: Redbird\Paper Husband\Christmas Cowboy
Diana Palmer - 2011
But if it means saving his ranch then he'll commit, as long as it remains a business transaction. Of course, he didn't expect his wedding night to feel so real...and so right!CHRISTMAS COWBOY: Corrigan Hart hasn't escaped life without a few bruises, and it seems neither has Dorie Wayne--his long-lost love. After fleeing town from his rejection eight years ago, Dorie is finally back. Is she willing to give Corrigan another chance, before it's too late for both of them?
Sable Hunter - 2011
again. Six years ago she had simply vanished into thin air after eight short days of earth-shattering passion. Ethan had searched desperately for her, but never found Lise. After being apart for so long can they simply pick up where they left off?Annalise Ramsey has come to face with the man of her dreams. She has never forgotten what it felt like to be loved by him. Tragedy tore her away from him years before, and now she fears the shadows of that secret will keep them apart forever.Can Lise overcome the fear of rejection that keeps their love in the dark?
Kaylea Cross - 2011
Dev flies medical evacuations; Cam jumps into danger zones to save lives. Dev wants to return home from Afghanistan with her heart untouched; Cam will do anything to win the woman he loves.Reaching for happiness in a war zone is the last thing Captain Devon Crawford plans, but she can't ignore the feelings she's hidden for so long. Cam's sexy charm and wicked kisses weaken her resistance, but she's too afraid of losing him to give in.When Dev's helicopter and crew are shot down and set up as bait by a notorious warlord, Cam risks all to save the team. What he doesn't know is that the trap is set for him....83,000 words
Velvet Vaughn - 2011
Fourteen men are dead, all from apparent accidents. The only thing tying them together is their names on a list compiled by three teenage girls ten years ago. Only one man remains alive, but time is running out…Jacqueline Sera forgot all about the lists she created with her friends, until the names keep popping up in the obituaries. Suddenly their silly teenaged game morphed into a chilling nightmare. When the authorities refuse to believe her outrageous claims of a serial killer, she turns to the one man the killer hasn't eliminated - yet, the sexy man she's always loved.Matt Dianetti is skeptical of Jacqueline's claims but can't deny the disturbing coincidences. When incidents mount, and with the killer closing in, they must race to stop an unknown enemy who wants to permanently cross Matt's name off The List.
True Blue & Carrera's Bride
Diana Palmer - 2011
He never met a case he couldn't solve or a woman he couldn't charm. But this smooth-talking Texan is about to meet the one woman who'll lasso him--body and soul Don't miss the classic tale by Diana Palmer Carrera's Bride included in this book Notorious Marcus Carrera instills fear in friends and foes alike--but one woman can see beyond the formidable veneer to his gruffly tender heart. When she needs his help, can he risk it all to make her his beloved bride?
The Gallaghers of Morning Star Boxed Set
Jean Brashear - 2011
The woman he loved married another, and life went on. Now the main characters in this tragedy are all gone, and in the wake of the final man's last will and testament, the past has roared back with a vengeance. Secrets will be revealed and the lives of four people will be shattered as they learn that who they are and where they come from is not at all what they always believed.TEXAS SECRETSUp-and-coming chef Maddie Collins finds out that her father's life was a lie when she is bequeathed a family homeplace she never knew existed—by the husband of the only woman her father ever loved. A former SEAL, sexy cowboy Boone Gallagher arrives back in Texas to discover that the father who drove him away has struck one last blow. The only place he's ever thought of as home now belongs to a woman who doesn't want it, and he must keep her there for thirty days—or it will be lost to them both.TEXAS LONELYMitch Gallagher is a loner, down to the bone. Banished at sixteen from everything and everyone he held dear, he's an intensely private man whose rusty, unused heart long ago gave up on love. Fragile Perrie Matheson is on the run to protect her beloved son. Too ill to travel further with a winter storm on the way, she has no choice but to gamble her child's safety on a man who wants only to be left alone. But during days spent together in the mountain cabin, Mitch and Perrie each find surprises in store...and all the reasons they should stay apart battle with the yearnings of hearts too long denied love.TEXAS BAD BOYEveryone thinks Lacey DeMille is the next thing to royalty, a society girl with beauty, brains and money—but sexy Texas bad boy Devlin Marlowe knows better. Twenty years after being exiled in disgrace for daring to want her, the boy from the wrong side of the tracks has sweet revenge in his grasp...for only he knows that her whole life is built on a lie.And revenge may be more costly than either of them can imagine."Jean Brashear writes with warmth and emotional truth. The depth of her understanding of human nature marks her as a writer to watch." ~Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author"Jean Brashear is a writer of rare talent." ~Affaire de Coeur
Space in His Heart
Roxanne St. Claire - 2011
When she meets Commander Deke Stockard, the shiver down her spine tells her she's found her man.Consumed with the safety of the upcoming shuttle launch, Deke has zero interest in being part of a lame media blitz—but orders can't be ignored. He also can’t ignore the way Jessica's sexy smile and single-minded determination throw his life into a tailspin....and ignite an undeniable attraction.But when the next launch becomes a ticking time bomb that could spell the end for NASA, passion and courage won't be enough to reach the stars. Deke and Jessica will have to work together, and hope they both have space in their hearts...for love
Cat Johnson - 2011
Blue's life is the ranch. So why can't they keep their minds--or their hands--off each other? They both know that opposites attract and though city and country might mix for a week, it can't work for a lifetime. Or can it?It's like a Hallmark Channel movie, if Hallmark movies had hot sex!New cover. New title. Same great story! Cowboy Blue was originally published as A Cowboy For Christmas in 2011. This edition is a reissue, reedited but without any substantial additions to the story.Look for Cowboy Hearts for Dakota and Justus's story--a smoking hot cowboy threesome.
Jayne Ann Krentz - 2011
Jack Winters, descendant of Nicholas, has been experiencing nightmares and blackouts?just the beginning, he believes, of the manifestation of the Winters family curse. The legend says that he must find the Burning Lamp or risk turning into a monster. But he can't do it alone; he needs the help of a woman with the talent to read the lamp's dreamlight. Jack is convinced that private investigator Chloe Harper is that woman. Burning Lamp (Quick): Plagued by hallucinations and nightmares, the notorious crime lord Griffin Winters is convinced he has been struck with the Winters Curse. But even as he arranges a meeting with the mysterious Adelaide Pyne, he has no idea how closely their fates are bound, for she holds the missing lamp in her possession. Midnight Crystal (Castle): Adam Winters is convinced his recent nightmares and hallucinations will lead to him becoming a psychic rogue ? unless he can find a stolen relic and a woman who can read dreamlight. Marlowe Jones rides into his life on a motorcycle and with a dust bunny at her side. Though a descendant of the rival Arcane family, she's just what Adam needs: a psychic private investigator and dreamlight reader extraordinaire.
Playing for Keeps
R.L. Mathewson - 2011
What she didn't expect was to be sucked into his world, but Haley has a game plan and she won't let herself forget just what the bad boy next door is capable of.The last thing Jason expected was for his little shy neighbor to go Rambo on him over some ruined flowers. After he decides to take her under his wing he can't help but that notice that she fits very nicely in his life. Now the only thing left is to convince her that this is anything but a game.©2011 R.L. Mathewson
Kelly Moran - 2011
I'm in love with her. She breaks my heart over and over, day after day, but I love her. We grew up next door to one another. She's kind and beautifully broken, and she has no idea how I feel. Because of her depression, and since she never showed any signs she felt the same, I've kept silent. Tormented. Wanting her. Becoming the playboy everyone views. I'm her rock. She needs me. I fear she's keeping secrets from me, too. Then a passionate moment between us changes everything, gives me hope. Yet the guy she's been dating wants to take their relationship to the next level. If I don't make a move soon, I could lose her. But telling her the truth could rip us apart forever.Top Review Pick from Night Owl Reviews & The Romance Reviews!*A stand-alone novel with a HEA*"With a tortured heroine and headstrong hero, Moran crafts a story about making the difficult choices in the search for love." ~NY TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author, Caridad Pineiro
Agents Under Fire:
Dana Marton - 2011
Three adventurous, irresistible women who don't mind teaching them. Add a secret FBI mission and a corrupt politician who wants them all dead, and watch the fireworks erupt. (Or is that gunfire?) A team that fights together sleeps together? Well, not ALL together. (But—okay, fine—love IS in the air.) (Seriously, these guys are hotter than a fire on a submarine.) "Action packed and breathtakingly romantic!" Susan Mallery #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author "...started with a bang and the tension never let up..." Paula Graves bestselling author
Shannon Mckenna's McCloud Brothers Bundle: Fade to Midnight, Behind Closed Doors, Standing in the Shadows, Out of Control, Edge of Midnight, Extreme Danger & Ultimate Weapon
Shannon McKenna - 2011
But Lazar's latest plaything, Raine Cameron, is different. Beautiful. Vulnerable. And innocent. Just looking at her triggers a white-hot passion Seth can barely control as night after night, he watches her on a dozen different video screens. Raine is pure temptation, but Seth can't slip up: he's convinced Lazar had his half-brother murdered. His secret investigation--and his life--are on the line. But then he finds out that Raine may be Lazar's next victim... Ex-FBI agent Connor McCloud can never forget the day he was set up to die at the hands of trusted friend and fellow agent Ed Riggs. Hard justice and loyalty to his badge have cost Connor what he wants most--Ed's shy, studious daughter Erin. He can never have her now, but her beauty still haunts and torments his every waking hour and his most fevered erotic dreams. But now that his old enemy Kurt Novak has returned, Connor is prepared to do anything to protect the vulnerable young woman from a killer who hOne Taste Of DangerSkinny-dipping in a stranger's pool--it's as close to reckless as good girl Becca Cattrell has ever been. But the house Becca picked for her midnight swim just changed owners. And her harmless escapade has landed her at the mercy of a brutal, terrifying organization who'll make sure she doesn't live to tell a soul. Can Cost YouThe most gorgeous woman Nick Ward has ever laid eyes on is also the worst luck he's ever had. Becca's presence at this top-secret meeting place won't just destroy the undercover operation he's been working on, it's liable to get them both killed. But to his surprise, Becca isn't running away--from the danger or from him. . .as vowed a brutal payback...a killer with a predator's lethal patience. In "Behind Closed Doors" and "Standing in the Shadows, " Shannon McKenna introduced the McCloud Brothers: intense, rugged, and super-sexy. Now, Davy McCloud is about to meet a woman he can't trust--or live without. . . Disillusioned P.I. Davy McCloud has an ironclad rule: never follow blind impulse when it comes to women. But he breaks it the instant gorgeous Margo Vetter shows up to teach at the gym next door. The sexual hunger--and the instinctual protectiveness--that she awakens is much too strong to resist. On the very day an arsonist burns down Liv Endicott's bookstore in a small town in the Washington mountains, she finds fate has another shock in store for her. Amid the smoke, rubble, and tears, Sean McCloud appears, calling her name. He's every inch the man he always was--the man she kept on wanting. But wanting is not the same as trusting, and she doesn't dare let him get too close. Yet a ruthless killer is gunning for Liv, and she'll die unless they join forces to unearth a chilling truth--and come together in a blaze of searing passion. . .Enter the seductive world of Shannon McKenna, where passion and suspense are intertwined, and love is the riskiest venture of all. . . On The Edge Nobody's home at the millionaire's estate on remote Frakes Island. And nobody seems to be watching. Becca Cantrell dives in for an illicit midnight skinnydip--and gets hauled out by a towering, hard-muscled guy with burning dark eyes. He seems to be in charge. Good. The man is the embodiment of her most intense fantasies. And she's up for risky thrills... Nick Ward can't tell her that he's spying on a vicious Russian crime boss. Becca could be his worst enemy: an assassin sent to kill him, a call girl sent to distract him, or the worst scenario of all--a clueless innocent. Anyway he looks at it, she's trouble: beautiful, bare, dripping-wet trouble. The kind he can't resist. Tamara's a bad girl with a dangerous difference. Enter a terrifying, sexually charged world o
Teresa J. Reasor - 2011
Someone in the team attacked Cutter and left him for dead. But who? ZOE WEAVER races to her brother Brett’s bedside. He stood by her while she fought her way back from a devastating injury, and she’s determined to do the same for him. Though drawn to Hawk’s good looks and steady strength, she’s reluctant to get involved with a man in uniform. But with Brett lying in a coma, Hawk may prove the key to what happened to her brother. Hawk is torn between loyalty to his men and his need to see justice done. When he tries to save a troubled teammate’s career, he unwittingly puts Zoe’s life in danger. Can he lead the rest of the team in a rescue operation to save her? Or will one of Hawk's brothers in arms destroy the woman he loves?
Collette Scott - 2011
Cher's carefully ordered life quickly comes to an end. Trapped in an abusive marriage, Shelly is terrified and has nowhere else to go but to her overworked and oblivious sister. Though Cher is not prepared to handle the effects of a controlling and violent husband, fate delivers help via police sergeant Brandon Nicholson. With his strength and guidance, he shows Cherisse and Shelly how to survive and how to live life to the fullest. As both women find their inner strength, Cher and Brandon fall in love and build a future together. However, life is full of ups and downs, and through it all Cher and her family must continue to face every day with a feeling of hope and optimism, even when it seems as though all hope is gone.
Serenity House Trilogy
Kathryn Shay - 2011
"Fans will enjoy the return of the Serenity House residents, and can only hope for a second-generation series one day!” Word Weaving Welcome to SERENITY HOUSE, a series of stories about women who spent a part of their adolescent years in a group home for troubled girls. Each story explores what effects their dysfunctional backgrounds had on them. As you might guess, trust—not being able to trust—is a big issue for all three. But with the help of those who love them, each woman overcomes her difficult beginnings and becomes the person she was meant to be. In PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT, Paige Kendrick is a successful doctor who keeps people at a distance and refuses a relationship with hunky doctor Ian Chandler. But Ian won’t stop until he gets what he wants—Paige! And because of his assertiveness, he almost destroys their chances of a life together. In A PLACE TO BELONG, Darcy O’Malley and Hunter Sloan have more in common than they know when they meet at her daycare. Both have troubled kids, both grew up as outcasts in their hometown, and both find a deep and driving passion for the other that cannot be denied. In AGAINST THE ODDS, troubled Anabelle Crane fell in love with Nathan Hyde, the town’s fair-haired boy. He broke her heart and she left town to become an undercover cop. But now, she’s back to guard him from a stalker. Some things haven’t changed, though, and Anabelle and Nathan find that the passion they have for each other has not died! “For readers like myself who have been a bit disappointed with the quality of the genre of late, Shay’s latest might as well have antidote stamped right next to the Serenity House logo.” The Romance Reader
Stormy Weather Baby
Monette Michaels - 2011
So, when Price Teague's doctor sister, Fiona, calls and says she is in Idaho and needs a ride, Keely takes the opportunity to escape her velvet cage and drive to Grangeville to pick up the woman. She never expected to place her unborn child in danger, but that is exactly what happens when the women find themselves being pursued by mercenaries. Normally, bad guys following her home wouldn't faze Keely, she'd just turn the tables and shoot them. But this time, she is in early labor and doesn't want to mess with them. At least, she has a doctor riding shot gun.
Dutch and Gina: The President's Girlfriend
Mallory Monroe - 2011
But when they meet, and sparks fly, she discovers the soul mate she never dreamed would come her way.Walter “Dutch” Harber, the gorgeous bachelor president, has his hands full with a combative Congress and an upcoming reelection bid. But when he meets Gina, this voluptuous black woman with all the right curves, he finds in her a strong, independent equal who keeps him intellectually-challenged publicly and sexually-energized privately, so much so that he becomes convinced that he has finally met the love of his life.But Washington politics won’t give this interracial couple an easy ride, as they must battle forces from within and forces from without that seek to tear down everything they have fought so hard to build up. And just when they thought they had endured every knockout punch imaginable, another curve is tossed their way with the kind of implications, the kind of jarring reality, that can not only destroy a love affair, but can bring down an entire presidency.
Murder, Mayhem and Mama
Christie Craig - 2011
Her unlucky-in-love daughter needs her now more than ever. Before Mama can chain-smoke her way to heaven, she's gotta make sure Cali's ex deadbeat boyfriend doesn't get her daughter killed.Cali lost her mom to cancer. Detective Brit Lowell lost his partner to murder. Now he's in the mood to take down some dirtbags, and Cali's ex just happens to be a dirtbag leaving a trail of dead bodies behind him. Can Brit trust this beautiful woman to help take down her ex? Can Cali look past this sexy cop's hard exterior to trust him with her heart? Can life get any crazier when Mama starts meddling from the grave? Only one thing is for sure--none of it will matter unless they catch a killer before the killer catches them.
Game of Chance
Erika Wilde - 2011
Heading up security for the Onyx Casino is tame compared to his dark past, but it's not his only job. Working for the Reliance Group is his real passion project. His current case: a missing woman. His mission: to find her. Easy enough, until he finds himself tangled up with sexy Nicole Hutton, a stubborn—and stunning—journalist who's nosed her way into his investigation . . . and into his dirty, erotic fantasies. Resisting Nicole is impossible, and he soon discovers that in this dangerous high stakes game of chance, falling in love is the greatest risk of all. Originally published as INTO THE NIGHT by Janelle Denison, March 2011
Vonnie Davis - 2011
What she isn’t counting on is her patient’s twin brother, Storm Masterson. Despite her initial attraction, Storm has two things Rachel can’t abide: a domineering personality and a fiancée. Half Native American, with the ability to have "vision dreams," Storm dreams about Rachel for three nights before her arrival. Both are unprepared for the firestorm of emotions their first encounter ignites. Ultimately, it is Rachel’s past—an abusive, maniacal ex-boyfriend—that threatens to keep them apart…and Storm’s dreams that bring them together again.
In Name Only
Vivian Rose Lee - 2011
Now she was in a name only marriage with a man that hates her. USN Commander Benjamin Smith was floored when he see the beautiful dressmaker sitting at the family table at his sister wedding. He was instantly drawn to her in a way he had never experienced. He wants her to be his at least for a little while. After a night of unbridled passion Ben wasn't sure he could let her go. Until he thinks Sky has betrayed him, forcing him to do something he never wanted, and Benjamin is never forced to do anything he did not want. Now he is married Sky making it clear it the marriage will be in name only. As he and Sky begin to share a home, he begins to wonder was he wrong about her?
Alan Nayes - 2011
Again. Kelly is twenty-eight and engaged to an older man who is quite wealthy. She’s happy, and only desires to make the trip back brief, sell her deceased father’s place, and return to her stable life in Los Angeles. However, while taking care of business in Oshkosh, Kelly meets a fishing guide, launching her on an emotional journey she never could have predicted or foreseen. BARBARY POINT is Kelly’s story of what happened that one magical week in May on the shores of Lake Winnebago when the ducklings hatch and the walleye run. Warning: Not your typical HEA! Alan Nayes is the author of the giant cat thriller, SMILODON, and the spellbinding sci-fi apocalyptic series, The Resurrection Trilogy (GARGOYLES, PLAGUE, RESURRECTION). ABOMINABLE is his most recent release.
The Greek Tycoon's Lover
Elizabeth Lennox - 2011
Cliche, of course. But who wouldn't fall in love with the man? Dimitri Thoplolis, one of the wealthiest men in Europe, has everting; charm, looks and power. And when he deomonstrates that he aslo wants Helen, she's ecstatic, happliy falling into a passionate affair with him that burns hotter and brighter than anything either of them have ever experienced. But when he proposes, she has to delcline, despite the fact that her rejection is breaking her heart. Explaining that she can't give him what he really needs, she tries desperately to leave him. Dimitri, on the other hand, hasn't gotten to the top of the corporate world by letting go when he really wants something. He knows that Helen is in love with him and is determined to find out why she's rejecting him and what they could have together. It's up to Dimitri to convince her that Helen is what he needs for his, and her, future happiness.
Kiss Me Slowly
Amber Lea Easton - 2011
It’s Saturday. His only hope is Grace Dupont, the best forensic accountant in Miami. But there’s a glitch with that idea. She’s also his ex-girlfriend who'd rather watch him drown than throw him a life vest. Going to her feels desperate…because he is.Grace enjoys seeing Jonathan squirm. On your knees boy, she thinks as he pitches for her help. Always a sucker for the dark-haired-blue-eyed boys, she risks her precariously balanced life of secrets to help him. Helping him slaps a target on her back–she’s the key to proving his innocence and that’s a bad, bad thing.Tangled up in a whirlwind of conspiracy, murder, million dollar money trails and diamond smuggling, Jonathan and Grace flee to the sea to stall for time to prove his innocence. Romance sizzles beneath Florida Keys’ sunshine. Both scoff at happy endings. Both doubt justice. Both know each kiss could be their last.Available in all ebook formats and paperback from Amazon.com, Bookstrand.com and Barnesandnoble.com.
Jennifer Hayden - 2011
From an abusive marriage to a life on the run, Ryan somehow survives and eventually makes her way back to the home she ran from to begin with. Confronted with more than one demon, Ryan is forced to face the ghost of her alcoholic father and the house where he died. She must also face Colton Wade. Her childhood sweetheart - the boy she left behind without so much as a goodbye, is now a man filled with bitterness and anger. Attraction simmers between them, in spite of their tumultuous past. But secrets can be deadly and soon Ryan learns that Colt has a few of his own. And among those secrets, a monster lies in waiting. A monster that soon leaves body after body in its wake. A monster that will stop at nothing to get what it wants; Mariah Ann Kendall, dead.
R.L. Mathewson - 2011
They've been through a lot together over the years, but nothing like what they're about to experience.As the only man in Joe's life it's Eric's job to be there for her and take care of her even while he drives her crazy, especially if he's driving her crazy. There's nothing he wouldn't do for her and when things go south he decides that maybe it's time that Joe moved on, but could he?
Where Dreams Are Born
M.L. Buchman - 2011
Twelve lighthouses. Two hearts.Cassidy Knowles stands on the wind-torn bluff and clutches the calendar of lighthouses. The last gift from her father, with a dozen letters for a final year-long journey "together." From vineyard roots, Cassidy has climbed up the food-and-wine critic ladder, leaving her rural roots far behind.Russell Morgan, #28 on the latest "most eligible" list, the last guy on the planet Cassidy wants. Fine with him. He has no desire for the driven, urban-fashionista, never-touch-nature Cassidy Knowles. He sets his dream by a calendar of lighthouses. The genesis of a sailing journey. A journey that keeps leading him to the last woman he'd ever want.Where can two hearts chart the same course? In the warmth around Angelo's Hearth.
Croissants and Jam
Lynda Renham - 2011
Will the stranger she meets on the way get her to her wedding on time or will he change her life forever? Come with Bels on her humorous romantic journey to see if she marries Mr Right or if destiny takes her in different direction.
Too Grand for Words
Natasza Waters - 2011
He owns Hollywood, but no woman has ever owned him. During a business trip to Las Vegas, he becomes lost in Moira's siren eyes. Moira Viterra is a matriarch of the sea. Working with ship captains and gnarly mariners, she won't let any man command her. But she can't control the forces that keep her a recluse. It's going to take Steven an ocean full of seduction to lure Poseidon's daughter. When synchronicity and irony join hands to box him into a corner, Steven has to hide his identity from Moira. When he finds out Moira's coveting her own secret, Steven's faced with a decision that endangers his life, not just his heart.
Kelly Harrel - 2011
Lauren Drake has her priorities set—serve God, become an elementary school teacher, and marry a nice Christian man. When their worlds collide, Tyler finds himself attracted to this conservative girl despite her refusing his advancements. Lauren is drawn to Tyler although she rejects his worldly lifestyle, wondering if God can change such an arrogant heart. Angel Discovered is a story that reminds us of the power God’s love can have when we allow it to flow through us.
A Sarah Dessen e-book Sampler
Sarah Dessen - 2011
Featuring excerpts from three New York Times bestsellers, Lock and Key, Just Listen, Along for the Ride, and her newest novel What Happened to Goodbye, this free eBook preview gives just a taste of Dessen’s trademark graceful writing, great characters, and compelling storytelling. You’ll read her once and fall in love.
The Makings of a Good Man
Lietha Wards - 2011
Something that she couldn't share with anyone, but when they moved to a small town in Montana, it was in jeopardy of being known, especially when her father forced her to take a job with a local cattleman. Marshal Davis had the way of finding the truth in anything, and his attraction to Beth made him more determined to get to the bottom of things.
Color My Horse
Bev Pettersen - 2011
The only problem is that her new boss is a little too fussy...and way too sexy.She can handle sleeping in a mice infested stall as well as the occasional encounter with a sinister knife-wielding trespasser, but a lovable old gelding and his uncompromising trainer threaten to break her heart.
Take This Regret
Amy Lichtenhan - 2011
For Christian, it was the day he betrayed Elizabeth. Christian Davison has a plan for his life. He is determined to become an attorney and to one day take his place as partner in his father’s law firm. Nothing will stand in his way, not even Elizabeth Ayers and their unborn child. After Christian cuts her from his life, Elizabeth spends the next five years struggling to provide for her daughter and willing to sacrifice anything to give her child a safe, comfortable life. For five years, Christian has regretted the day he walked away from his family and will do anything to win them back just as Elizabeth will do anything to protect her daughter from the certain heartache she believes Christian will bring upon them. When Christian wrestles his way into their lives, Elizabeth is faced with asking herself if it is possible to forgive someone when they’ve committed the unforgivable and if it is possible to find a love after it has been buried in years of hate. Or are there some wounds that go so deep they can never heal? They say everyone deserves a second chance.Lost to You and Take This Regret can be read as Stand-Alone Novels. Recommended reading order: Lost to You, Take This Regret, If Forever Comes
In the Doctor's Bed
Brenda Jackson - 2011
especially with the prestigious Virginia hospital reeling from a shocking scandal. But head resident Lucien De Winter is impossible to resist. And he's arousing a healthy dose of desire as the good doctor wages an all-out war to make the sheltered Southern belle his own...The heart of a loverHead over heels for Jaclyn, Lucien vows to keep their relationship a secret. He knows they're playing a dangerous game, but he can't live without the sensual sister. Even if it means putting his hard-fought career on the line, the seduced surgeon is ready to risk it all. Because Lucien knows that the only thing to cure his acute condition is a lifetime of love...
Temptation to Sin
Ju Ephraime - 2011
In the beginning, she'd thought she would be able to go through life, making do without the physical aspect of a sexual relation-ship, but after eight years of going through the motions, Shan-non was ready to admit that she could no longer continue in this platonic relationship, so she sets off on a quest to find the man who could meet all of her needs.Brent was very angry when he found out his friend was pining after a woman who was heartless enough to lead him on, build up his hopes, and then walked out on him, with-out so much as a good bye. He was out for revenge. He vowed to teach that woman a lesson, by seducing her, and then he in turn would walk out on her, as she had done to his friend.Unfortunately, "The best laid schemes of mice and men, oft awry," because after setting up an elaborate plan to meet Shannon and teach her a lesson, Brent had gotten caught in his own net, and no matter how hard he fought it, he just became more entangled in the game of love. Now he had to work on making Shannon fall in love with him because he needed her love like he needed air to breathe. The sparks began to fly between Shannon and Brent as they fought to resist the temptation of a love that was inevitable.
A.J. Nuest - 2011
When her mother pushes her into riding lessons with local veterinarian Matthias Saunders, Jezebel balks. Sure, the doctor is gorgeous, but he's completely obnoxious and knows how to push every one of her buttons. Only her deep connection with The Reverend, a gentle stallion who guards her darkest secrets, has her agreeing to spend any more time with Dr. Saunders. Caring for the stallion is the first bright spot in her life in months, and if being around the horse means she has to deal with Matthias Saunders, then so be it. Surely a city girl like her can handle one country vet-even one with disturbing blue eyes. Can't she?
We'll have the Summer
Dutch Henry - 2011
remember together. When a troubled teenage girl and an injured horse turn to them for help, Mary and Sam Holt find enough room in their own large and breaking hearts to show the girl life’s glories and restore a champion’s will. We’ll Have The Summer is a magnificent story about life, love, and horses.
Nicki Sosebee Foursome
Jade C. Jamison - 2011
If you liked Jade C. Jamison's Tangled Web, you'll love the Nicki Sosebee series.Got the Life: Nicki Sosebee has been working low-paying jobs ever since she finished school, but now that she’s older, she wants more. She’s a novice reporter trying to learn the ropes. Just as she’s getting her career goals on track, though, her love life gets worse and worse. Sure, she has no problems picking up good-looking guys for brief flings, but relationships? Out of the question. Maybe it’s because Sean, her gorgeous best friend, just can’t see her as more than a buddy. So when Sean encourages her as she pursues her first headline-producing story, Nicki realizes that her life’s pretty sweet…if only she can live long enough to see tomorrow’s front page.Dead: Nicki’s love life might suck, but her sex life is great. The only way both could be spectacular would be if her best friend Sean would look at her as more than just a friend. Nicki knows she’s stuck in the friend zone, so she focuses her energies on her job. She’s becoming a better reporter every day, so when her editor asks her to interview a local politician, Nicki is thrilled. But when the politician’s secretary ends up dead, it’s anybody’s guess as to who did it. Nicki has a few ideas, though, and finds herself in deep trouble as she pokes her nose where she thinks it belongs.No Place to Hide: The Winchester Tribune publishes an article warning the women of Winchester that there is a sexual predator on the loose in the streets of the town they once thought was safe. Danger doesn’t stop Nicki, though, and it’s not till it’s too late that she discovers the criminal in the place she least suspects. And there’s no one who can save her this time. Meanwhile, she decides that her new love interest Jesse might be worth more of her time...but he’s not making it easy.Right Now: Nicki is becoming a better reporter, so much so that her boss Neal leans on her more and more to get the good stuff. So when a rash of robberies hits the downtown Winchester area, Nicki is reporting the damage...and probably getting a little too close for the bad guys’ comfort. As if that weren’t enough, Nicki finds herself in a full-fledged love triangle between Jesse and Sean...and she can’t bear to choose between them.Discover what other Jade C. Jamison fans have been buzzing about!Warning: Not for the faint of heart! This book contains explicit sex and naughty language. Proceed with caution...if you dare.
The Hidden Light of Mexico City
Carmen Amato - 2011
Expect characters who leap off the page and a chilling border scenario that could be tomorrow’s headlines. As presidential elections near, Mexico City attorney Eduardo Cortez Castillo discovers evidence of collusion between a powerful government official and Mexico's most dangerous drug cartel. Coded messages . . . A secret website . . . Clever money laundering. The conclusion is terrifying. With deep state help, a ruthless druglord is poised to buy Mexico’s presidency. As he digs for evidence and violence spills across the US-Mexican border, Eduardo is marked for death by cartel assassins. Instead of abandoning the dangerous investigation, he follows the money trail deep into drug smuggling territory where violence buys loyalty and votes are for sale. The odds are against survival. Back in Mexico City, a woman whose name means Light of Mary faces a painful choice. Wait for Eduardo or join the immigration train? But the cartel is looking for her, too. * Get your copy today * This brilliant political thriller takes you on a riveting ride through Mexico's rigid class system and the country's spiraling drug violence, to the harsh realities of the US-Mexican border. Authentic and revealing, much of the action is drawn from the author’s own experiences. "Enthralling political drama" -- Literary Fiction Review “Captivating and thrilling” – InDTale Magazine Love international thrillers by Nelson DeMille, Andrew Gross, Ken Follett, Lee Child and David Morrell? Riveted by AMERICAN DIRT or Don Winslow’s cartel and border thrillers set in Mexico? You won't want to miss THE HIDDEN LIGHT OF MEXICO CITY. Author Carmen Amato is a former CIA intelligence officer who uses her own counterdrug and espionage experiences to craft intrigue-filled crime fiction that keeps you guessing until the very end. Amato is a recipient of both the National Intelligence Award and the Career Intelligence Medal. Her award-winning Detective Emilia Cruz police series pits Acapulco’s first female police detective against cartels and corruption.
Mari Carr - 2011
The first two books are included in this volume:Book #1: Come MondayMonday's child is fair of face... After the death of her mother years prior, Keira Collins became a surrogate parent to her six younger brothers and sisters, her own dreams put on hold. At twenty-seven, she's finally pursuing a college degree. Between classes, working at the family pub, and still tending to siblings, she's no time for romance. So why is she spending all her rare free time fantasizing about hot Professor Wallace bending her over his desk? Will Wallace recognizes Keira's unfulfilled desires, her habit of hiding her beauty, her obsessive need to command every aspect of her life. But Will has needs of his own -- and they run far darker than Keira's. As he initiates her into his lifestyle, offering sweet punishments and sweeter rewards, Will's sexual authority slowly strips away some of her precious control. The one thing Keira's not ready to relinquish...*-*Book #2: Ruby TuesdayTuesday's child is full of grace... Sky Mitchell is hiding out in Baltimore, seeking peace and solitude while he struggles with a career decision. Lead singer of popular rock group The Universe, he's thinking of going it alone. Wandering into an Irish pub, he's ecstatic to discover the breakout single for his solo album -- but the songwriter doesn't want to sell. One musical challenge later, not only does he win the song, but also a writing partner to complete the rest of the album. Teagan Collins has never aspired to fame and fortune. She's content taking care of family, friends and neighbors, and singing in her family's pub. Working on an album with Sky tests her patience -- and her libido. The hot rocker plays her body like a fine instrument, their desire deepening with each song they write. But someone doesn't want Sky to go solo, and is repeatedly trying to sabotage the couple's efforts. Undaunted, Sky wants Teagan to join him onstage at his farewell concert to sing her original, "Maybe Tomorrow" -- if they make it through today!
Five Star Attraction
Jacquelin Thomas - 2011
He's heir apparent to a glittering hotel empire. But the legacy comes with rumors of an explosive family scandal. The last thing the grieving widower needs is Natasha LeBlanc—a stunning consultant with attitude. So why is he so determined to uncover the sensual woman beneath Natasha's all-business facade?Natasha was hired to protect the interests of the luxury resort chain. But Ari doesn't seem to realize she's on his side. Worse, the far-too-sexy brother is arousing desire she's never felt before, making it impossible to keep her professional distance. From Aspen to celebrity-studded Beverly Hills, Natasha and Ari are caught up in a breaking scandal that could end their five-star love affair before it begins…
State of Ecstasy
Ju Ephraime - 2011
Twenty-six year-old Daphne Cohen's life is closed off, hiding behind an introverted personality to keep from expressing her true self and exploring the depths of what she truly desires. With very few friends and having only slept with three men in her life, she believes man number three is the one...until she finds out he's been sleeping around. Fleeing to Martinique to do some soul searching about her past, she meets her future: Wolfe LaCasse, a devastatingly handsome and sensuous Creole. He takes her on a passionate journey whose fire burns too hot for Daphne and she flees the island before getting burned. The problem is, she can't forget the state of ecstasy she experienced in his arms. Can she risk everything and, for the first time in her life, follow her heart and return to the island?
Heart of Glass
Christy Hayes - 2011
Nothing about Danny Flannery’s life is what Kate thought it would be, and as the truth is revealed she longs for a big fat do-over. Danny’s made a success of his building firm but is hesitant to participate in a flashy magazine spread. He’s dead-set against it when he realizes the journalist sent to interview him is the only woman he’s ever loved and lost. Under pressure from his business partner, Danny agrees to sit down for an interview with the girl he once knew as Kat Fordham and realizes her name isn’t the only thing that’s changed. Everything he thought was true about the past is a lie. When Danny discovers Kate still wears the heart shaped sea glass necklace he made for her years ago, they clear the air and their passion reignites. But Kate’s still keeping secrets to protect their fragile new relationship. With her family estranged and her career on the line, will she come clean before Danny finds out the truth, and can Danny risk his heart again for the only woman he’s ever loved?
Mallory Kane - 2011
Now the homeless kids he mentors are dying and the only person who can help him find the killer is the woman who dug up his past to destroy him. Dev needs her help to solve the case, but he can’t trust her and he can't trust himself around her, because she's the sexiest, most intelligent woman he's ever met.Journalist Reghan Connor knows there are no heroes, and she's out to prove it on the air for all of New Orleans. Her latest debunked hero is Detective Dev Gautier, who hates her for exposing his mistakes. Now Reghan has been given the key to the murders of Dev's homeless teens, but how can she convince him she's not setting him up for another fall? As they work together to solve the murders, Reghan learns that being a hero is complicated and loving a hero can be downright deadly.
Linda McMaken - 2011
With nothing but a talent for cooking and the singing voice of an angel, she manages to disturb a very cranky, cold-hearted bear, um, Baer. Joe Baer, a sexy Wyoming beef rancher. He has a ranch mortgage that’s due, and a past that even he never suspected. Snow, tractors, country superstars, an unforgettable rodeo, and a tornado named Abby, will bring these "baers" out of hibernation.
How David Met Sarah
Anne Kelleher - 2011
When a young woman named Sarah moves to his neighborhood and begins to attend his church, David believes she's the girl of his dreams. First, however, he has to figure out how to meet her, in spite of the challenges his carefully structured world contains. Reading specialists, special education teachers and librarians agree there are few other titles like this available. Inspired by, and written for, the author's 36 year old brother with Down Syndrome, How David Met Sarah is both content and reading level appropriate for adults with limited reading skills. This book has been endorsed by the National Down Syndrome Society, and 20% of the profits from each book will be donated to the NDSS. "What a heartwarming glimpse inside David's mind and what it means to be family! Enlightening and informative for families and professionals who love and care for children and adults with developmental disabilities." - Robert A. Naseef, Ph.D., psychologist, author of "Special Children, Challenged Parents," and father of an adult child with autism "Anne Kelleher's outstanding work is to be applauded for reaching a heretofore ignored and forgotten audience. Ms. Kelleher gives a gift of entertaining with adult themes and plots while staying appropriate to the audience of intention and increasing the quality of life. There have been little or no works produced for adults with limited mental abilities. How joyful that this group of adults now has the luxury of reading books aimed to hold their interest with the support of appropriate vocabulary and structure levels. This bold, brave work is just the beginning...." - Sandra Diamond, M.A., Ct. H., RMT, Experiential Healer "I can't recommend this book strongly enough to the professionals. After you've read it, you'll then understand why I say it's required reading. Enjoy Annie's gift to the world." - Lawrence Kotkin, Ph.D. Lecturer, St. Joseph's College, Long Island, NY
Kay Springsteen - 2011
The day the earth rocked LA, Sandy Wheaton became a voice lifeline over the radio for trapped firefighter, "Mick." Less than twenty four hours later, she had fallen in love with him. Shattered when she learned that rescue came too late, she sought solace Wyoming, the home state he had loved. Now, seven years later, she's made a life there as the owner of a popular local bar. But her wounds are still fresh, and she longs to let go of the past and her lost love so she can begin living again. That opportunity presents itself when the local prodigal son returns home. The attraction between them is instant. It feels like she's known him far longer than just a few days.Sixteen years ago, Ryan McGee left home in the midst of controversy. After living through a harrowing trauma, he finally returns home when his family needs his help through some troubling times. All he wants to do is make amends with those he hurt most and to get back to the life he'd never wanted to leave in the first place. When he meets the sexy bartender, he starts thinking interms of forever. But there's still someone out there he wants to find, someone who once believed in him and gave him hope.
Sienna Mynx - 2011
That's how it is for Tia Jackson. A successful marketing executive with a large family and overbearing sisters, Tia has always hated the game of courtship. She wants to be valued for her accomplishments, not her ability to find true love. To keep her sisters from meddling in her personal life she invented Mr. Right, several times. But now, her baby sister is poised to get married in a big Valentine's Day wedding, which leaves Tia desperately in need of Mr. Right-Now. So a plan forms: based on lies and deception, she enlists the help of a man she could never find herself attracted to. But Tia quickly learns what happens when you judge a book by its cover... or when you try to dodge Cupid's arrow.
Blue Bottle Beach
Amie Denman - 2011
Jackie and her accountant friends call in sick and escape wintry Chicago to celebrate in the sunshine, but an unexpected twist breaks up the party. On her own for a weekend in America’s least inhibited city, Jackie meets a man who makes her heart do a tropical dance. Mitchell is handsome, charming, and knows just where to touch her. If he looks a little familiar, the thought is quickly lost on the hot sands. Mitchell finds Jackie equally irresistible as he romances her on Blue Bottle Beach, but he has no idea she should be in her cubicle in Chicago balancing the books for one of his many companies. What will happen when Mitchell and Jackie eventually look past their attraction to discover he’s her boss? Will a hot weekend in Key West still sizzle in wintry Chicago at the corporate Christmas party?
Maggie Jaimeson - 2011
A pop star is what she'd set out to be. Instead, she found her soul in an upright bass and the mountain music that some called “hick.”Three weeks before Michele’s band sets out on their first tour she collides with the mesmerizing and irresistible David Blackstone—a man whose startling blue-green eyes and commanding presence make her insides melt like a spent candle. But Michele's last romance ended in heartbreak over her choice of career. She's worked far too hard to risk trying to manage a career and life on the road with a long distance relationship.Her music gives her life, yet her heart yearns for something more. Can a girl have it all? Trusting David is a risk that may give her everything she wants or it will close her heart forever.
Caught by the tide
Emma Lilly - 2011
Now her holiday in Cornwall is being ruined by a group of lads on a stag weekend. All she wants is to be left in peace to lick her wounds. Is that too much to ask? But when the tide rolls in and leaves her stranded on the beach, assistance arrives from a most unexpected quarter...
Saranghae (I Love You)
Imari Jade - 2011
Shaundra still has a fear of flying and Ichiro is worried that she might become addicted to the drugs the doctor prescribe. Shaundra is less than happy that her now successful restaurateur husband is too busy to spend time with her and the Takumijo and Satoshi still hasn’t moved out of the farmhouse. And to make matters worse, Yori and his new bride Amaya has moved in, along with Aomori’s new publicist Cristal Gentry, a striking biracial female who seems to have Satoshi and his best friend Yi-jun Lee, and a popular Korean actor wrapped around her fingers. What’s a poor girl to do to get her husband alone?Marriage is nothing what Yori Morika expected. His new bride Amaya not only spends money like crazy but she’s back to her old tricks starting mess with Shaundra. He hasn’t helped matters any by continuing perusing Shaundra, who now seems to have a very close friendship with Satoshi. Are there some lines that friends should not cross and was it wise to move himself in the farmhouse with so much temptation just there for the taking?Cristal Gentry never knew what she was getting herself into when she agreed to become the new publicist for Aomori. Satoshi and Takumijo are bad enough, getting her in trouble with their manager Masaaki, but then she meets Yori and Ichiro and she thinks that maybe she’s in way over her head. Things heat up in her life when her boss sends her to get an interview with the reclusive Korean actor Yi-jun Lee, who just happens to be a friend of Satoshi. Although she’s strictly business with him Yi-jun has plans of his own as he whisks her away to Paris to show her the time of her life. Yi-jun is everything she despises in a man, so why does her heart do a double beat at just the mention of his name? And why does Satoshi’s steamy looks leave her simply breathless?
Emily March - 2011
Gabriel Callahan has lost everything that mattered. All he wants is solitude on an isolated mountain estate. Instead, he gets a neighbor. Vibrant, no-nonsense Nic Sullivan is Eternity Springs' veterinarian, and she has an uncanny plan to lure this talented architect back to the world of the living. First with a dog, next with a renovation project, and, finally, with a night of passion that ends with a surprise. Now a man still raw from tragedy must face the biggest struggle of his heart. Can he forgive himself and believe in the power of second chances? Dare he trust in the promise of a future and a brand-new family here in Eternity Springs?
Love and Lust (Small Town Secrets Book 2)
Jade C. Jamison - 2011
What the hell has gotten into her? She can barely concentrate as his quiet yet sexy charm oozes across the space, igniting her imagination.He needs her legal assistance--but she needs something else from him: just one night between the sheets to get him out of her head.If he says yes, she's racing down a dangerous path, because crossing that line could cause her to be disbarred, lose her business, her friends, everything she's worked so hard for.So why the hell can't she stop obsessing over him? Will she throw it all away for one night of pleasure?Curl up by the fire with a glass of wine or a mug of hot chocolate and settle into Winchester, Colorado--where the nights are cold...but steamy!Please note that portions of this novel were previously published in 2011 as the book STATING HIS CASE and in 2016 as CROSSING THE LINE.
Written in the Stars
Jayme Ardente-Silliman - 2011
Not only did she get to see Geoff Mann, her one true love in concert, but she also got to meet him backstage. Convinced more than ever that they are meant to be, Sophie realizes her mom was right, dreams really do come true, and fairy tales are more than just a story. Until Sophie’s fairy–tale life is met by an unbelievable tragedy when she lost the one person she was never meant to live without, her mom. Five years later Sophie is still unable to accept her mother’s death, and long stopped believing in fairy tales, dreams, and love. Hoping to save Sophie from the pain that has found her, Sophie's father sends her and her best friend Erin to spend the summer with Sophie’s Nonna in Italy, a place that holds even more painful memories than home. But what Sophie doesn’t realize is that love has a way of not letting go, and her fairy-tale in far from over when her childhood dream resurfaces while in Italy. There she will meet the one person who can fix her broken heart, the one person who can bring her back to life, the only person who can make her whole again, someone completely unexpected, Geoff Mann. But will Sophie be able to get over her fear of love? Can she believe in dreams again? And even more, will she realize she is a dream come true for someone else?
Love Drunk Cowboy
Carolyn Brown - 2011
Until the drop dead sexy cowboy next door, Rye O'Donnell, decides he'll only take the farm if he can get the fiery woman who owns it as part of the deal...Praise for Getting Lucky:"Smart dialogue and unmistakable characters will leave readers wanting more." -Affaire de Coeur"The down home Texas feel comes through in spades in Brown's writing." -Leslie's Psyche"This is not your mother's western romance!" -RT Book Review
Liliana Hart - 2011
But she decides things have to change after Dylan Maguire walks into her store. All she wants are nights filled with wild passion from the sexy stranger, and she decides upfront there's no danger of her heart becoming involved. She's already lost one person she loved, and she's not about to go through the pain of losing another when Dylan walks out of her life. Dylan Maguire’s weekly visits to Hollis Tools, just to get a glimpse of the curvy brunette muddling his mind and putting his libido into overdrive, is getting tiresome. He’s ready to put his ladies’ man reputation to the test and seduce the woman who’s played the main role in so many of his private fantasies, but he doesn’t realize more could be at stake than just satisfying his lust. As the ultimate love ‘em and leave ‘em man, Dylan finds that loving Anna isn’t difficult at all, but getting her to love him in return is quite the challenge. But it could be too late for both of them. Someone from Dylan's past is going to great lengths to make sure they don't end up together, and Anna has to decide if loving Dylan is worth risking her life.
Double Mocha, Heavy on Your Phone Number
June Kramin - 2011
Little did he know, that was the easy part.Unable to make it home in a snowstorm, Ellie seeks shelter at an old farmhouse. When the owner’s grandson shows up and happens to be the man she had given the brush off to twice, it takes all they have not to kill each other during the snowed-in days that follow. The last thing Ellie plans on is the relationship outlasting the storm. Bix’s persistence at a relationship and attempts to help her at her job with his computer skills proves to be more than Ellie can continue to push away. She finds herself where she never wanted to be after losing her fiancé a year ago. In love again. When Ellie’s twin sister shows up and puts all their lives at risk, they must now weather a different kind of storm together.
Three Days at Wrigley Field
Kathleen Gresham - 2011
She has the pitch. Does baseball have the guts to hire her? Kevin Boswell, a slumping ace pitcher, stands to lose his job if Rachel succeeds; yet he is also the only man Rachel has ever loved. Mike McAllister, the cancer-ridden owner of the Chicago Cubs, dares to invite Rachel to audition for the team. Hank Lehman, the plotting Cubs manager and Leah McAllister, Mike's beautiful granddaughter will go to any length to see Rachel fail. THREE DAYS AT WRIGLEY FIELD sweeps Rachel and her quest for individual triumph into a world of romance, conspiracy, greed and murder. How far are people willing to go to fight for what they believe?
Lessons in Letting Go
Cara McKenna - 2011
Then one summer afternoon a tall, built bruiser named Flynn strides in and steers her straight into an infatuation she never saw coming.Flynn introduces Laurel to things she's never imagined-to the violent but exciting realm of the underground boxing circuit, to rough sex and even rougher role-playing, and to an attraction she craves even as it intimidates her. As Flynn invites her deeper into his world and his life, Laurel has to make a choice-let fear keep her holed up where it's safe, or take a chance and fight for the man who makes her feel more alive than she'd dreamed possible.Reader Advisory: Although all sex acts are 100-percent consensual, Willing Victim contains role-playing scenarios that may upset some readers who are sensitive about rape, even in a simulated capacity. Curio Caroly Evardt never expected to find herself patronizing a prostitute. Then again, she never expected to be weeks from her thirtieth birthday and still a virgin.When a friend mentions that a gorgeous male model in Paris sells his body as well as his image, Caroly’s intrigued. Finally, a chance to sample the gifts of a beautiful man—no strings, no stakes, no fear of rejection.But she soon discovers that Didier Pedra amounts to more than a striking face and a talented body. He’s a kind, charming, damaged man, and after a few evenings’ pleasurable education, Caroly’s interest blossoms into something far deeper than mere lust. Her simple arrangement is suddenly feeling downright dangerous…
Prince Charming, Inc.
Jamie Brazil - 2011
Womanizing lothario Nick Salvatore is a millionaire restaurateur with looks, charm and wit. He's the man Elyse models all her fixer-uppers after, the man who seduced her three years ago, and the one man she wants nothing to do with --despite his ongoing efforts to woo her.But when Elyse's latest groom goes south, the IRS audits her, and her home is about to be foreclosed, she discovers the one man she can count on is the one she's spent years avoiding.
The Mitchell Money
Sue Fineman - 2011
Without the money, she’ll lose her only asset, the half-built house on the hill outside Maystown, Arizona. The only man who can help her is the surly ex-cop who owns the ranch next door.Gary is reluctant to get involved with the woman who backed into his truck, but she desperately needs his help. He strikes a deal – his investigative skills in exchange for Rachel’s cooking. He intends to find the money quickly and get the rude woman out of his life, but things get complicated. Gary discovers Rachel’s husband hid more than his money. His entire life was a lie.Rachel’s vulnerability tugs at Gary’s heart. He’s been lonesome since his wife died, and he wants to keep Rachel at the ranch, but the truth about the past could tear them apart. After her husband’s treachery, she’ll never trust another man. Even him.
When I See You
Katherine Owen - 2011
He believes most risks are worth taking, the promises he makes can be kept, and love doesn't factor in his relationships any longer. They're both wrong.Jordan Holloway has never fully recovered from the unexpected deaths of her famous Hollywood parents. At 27, she is still slow to trust and remains uncertain about the true duration of love and happiness. Yet, it's been four years since she fell in love with Ethan when he rocked her world even as he marched off to war leaving her alone with their young son Max. Now, Ethan tells her this will be his last tour in Afghanistan and that soon the three of them will be together. Still anxious at his leaving again, Jordan extracts a promise for Ethan's safe return from Brock Wainwright, her husband's sniper partner and best friend. But, can she put all her trust in Brock and can he keep such a promise?At 29, Brock Wainwright fully embraces the dangerous life of a Navy Seal. He enjoys his freedom and not being committed to anyone; and, there's been a long line of women who can attest to that. Everything changes for Brock after he meets Jordan. When the two men return to Afghanistan, Brock's intent on keeping his promise to Jordan about keeping Ethan safe for a variety of reasons, including the most disturbing one of all, he is more than just attracted to his best friend's wife. This revelation plagues Brock on the battlefield and in a violent moment changes everything. If you enjoy Nicholas Sparks' The Lucky One or Dear John and the twists and turns of storylines like those of Jodi Picoult, you've got to read When I See You.
Amanda Stephan - 2011
Two matchmaking kids. Three eligible bachelors and some very yummy apple pie…Becky Callis is the widowed mother of two, trying to make ends meet. Moving to a new town, things get a little complicated when her mischievous children think she's been lonely far too long and try to take romantic matters into their own hands. Scott Boone seems to be everything their mother could like. Handsome and friendly, Scott makes his interest in Becky clear even though she's older. Is he the handsome, debonair cowboy Becky needs, or just a rake looking for another notch in his belt?Jack and Becky have been friends since childhood. When they're reunited years after their lives have taken very different paths, this lonely preacher begins to wonder if God has brought her back into his life for a reason.Pearce Morgan is a single parent raising his young daughter after his wife deserts them. Divorced and disillusioned, an unlikely friendship arises between him and Becky when his shy daughter decides she loves Becky and her kids.True love is more complicated than it looks.
Santa's Wayward Elf
Paige Tyler - 2011
Taller than the other elves, she’s always had a problem fitting in at the North Pole, so when the transport sled she’s on breaks down in New York City on Christmas Eve, she can’t resist slipping away to explore the world of the “big people.” While she’s having fun, the transport sled takes off, leaving the naïve elf stranded.Fortunately, handsome police detective Derek Clayton comes to her rescue, offering to let her stay at his apartment. Having heard horror stories about the big people, Sosie is both surprised and relieved to meet such a kind, sweet man. Not to mention one so gorgeous and well-built.Even though Sosie expects the North Pole to send out a search party any day, she finds herself falling for Derek anyway. She desperately wants to tell him she’s an elf, but knows he’ll never believe her. When the lies and omissions start to pile up, Derek can draw only one conclusion—Sosie is working for the mob boss he’s been after for years.Just when things seem like they can’t get any worse, the chief of elfin security shows up to drag Sosie back to the North Pole. How is a runaway elf supposed to overcome a determined security elf, dangerous mobsters and a suspicious boyfriend all while keeping her pointed ears a secret?
Merry K. Stahel - 2011
Scared and alone, she has to protect her endangered nephew. If she can find Garrett's father, perhaps he'll keep the boy safe and learn to love the child she'd trade her life to keep. Jesse McTavish has lost his family. Abandoning his faith, the seeds of destruction are sown. As he struggles with grief, the last thing he needs is a woman showing up with a child who's the mirror image of his dead son. But he can neither ignore nor reject the woman and child who threaten to break through the protective shield he's built around his heart.Through the ensuing storm of pain and loss, Christmas teaches Dea and Jesse about faith and forgiveness. Sanctuary may be what we ask for, but God gives us so much more.
Joya Fields - 2011
After her grandmother passes away, she finds herself returning to the small town she grew up in to ready her house for sale. The slow, friendly pace of the town and its citizens, especially Pete the mailman, appeal to her but there's no way she's giving up everything she's accomplished in New York. Born and raised in Centreville, Maryland, Pete Schaeffer loves his small town mail carrier job and can't imagine leaving for any reason or anyone so he's dumbfounded by his intense attraction to Bianca, a woman with a fast-paced life in the big city. Pete and Bianca soon find themselves lost in each other's arms. When the summer ends, they will have big decisions to make. Will the small-town guy and big-city girl find common ground and lasting love, or will their differences drive them apart?
In the Presence of Evil
Autumn Jordon - 2011
Everyone imagines murdering their boss at one time or another. When someone actually does knock-off the Mountain Pine's bank president and all evidence points to loan officer, Gina Rizzo for the murder of her boss, Gina's life goes into a nose dive. The only reason she doesn't hear the final clink of the jail keeper's gate is because of the man who, years ago, broke her heart. What dark secret causes the handsome solider to perjure himself and step up as her alibi? For Marine Cole Hanson, staring down death is easier than facing the woman who stole his soul and then betrayed him. He's committed to do what he came back to do and get the hell out Mountain Pine when evil explodes and brings the sleepy town to its knees. His gut tells him shocking events are on the arisen and witnessing his beautiful Gina handcuffed confirms his angst. To stop injustice and poke at the hornet's nest, he willingly steps up as her alibi. But can he defend his vulnerable heart while protecting her? As they work side by side to learn the truth, old feelings resurface, secrets are unveiled, and guilt over the past is battled. After that, the question remains. In the presence of evil, will love survive?