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Women of Power Boxed Set: Chosen for Power / Built for Power / Fashioned for Power / Destined for Power
Kathleen Brooks - 2017
These women don’t need a billionaire lover. They are the billionaires. Chosen for Power Elle has always depended on family to make her business run strong. She has led her family business to enormous success, but this has left her without much of a private life. Just as Elle thinks she has met the potential man of her dreams, she also discovers an imposter is out to destroy her entire life. Can she trust "Prince Charming" to help her defend everything she holds dear, or will she only leave herself vulnerable at the worst possible time? Drake Charles’s work in the fast-growing mobile technology field made him a wealthy, powerful man. But he quickly sheds the fame and publicity for a more private life, which earns him the label as a man of mystery. Drake adds to that mystery every year when he hosts a masquerade ball for charity. It’s also his best chance to find the one thing he really wants . . . true love. Built for Power Bree has learned to tolerate a lot as one of the few women in an executive position in the construction industry. But when the normal bullying tactics turn aggressive and threaten her project in Atlanta, Bree decides to go on the offensive. Convinced an architect is out to destroy her project, Bree decides it's time to give Logan Ward a piece of her mind. Despite being thousands of miles away in London, successful architect Logan Ward finds himself on the receiving end of "B. Simpson's" angry messages from across the pond. Deciding to handle B. Simpson’s demands himself, Logan heads to Atlanta only to discover things are not what they seem, starting with the sexy woman he rescues after an accident on the job site. Fashioned for Power Allegra Simpson is the Vice President of Simpson Fashion and she's always handled life like her mother taught her—with manners and a smile. But Allegra learns being nice can get you in trouble as someone haunts her from the shadows and turns her life to one of secrets. She fears she’ll never be able to have a relationship with Finn, because it would put everyone she loves in danger. Finn Williams had a promising professional baseball career until an injury disrupted everything. But Finn wouldn't let that stop him. He went to law school and started his own sports agency. The only thing missing was Allegra’s love. The chemistry between the two had been undeniable. But Finn knew there was something that Allegra is holding back from him. He just has to get her to trust him enough to tell him. The man in the shadows is watching. He’s always watching. He knows Allegra’s every move. He’s been in her house, laid in her bed, and has plans to make her love him. She rejected him, but they are destined for each other. Soon she’ll come to see they are meant to be. Because if he can’t have her, then no one can. Destined for Power When Mallory Westin’s family’s quest for more power caused her a broken heart, she turned her back on the only life she ever knew. Now a successful owner of a security firm, she’s determined to forge her own path. But sometimes one’s past isn’t so easy to leave behind. Mallory has to take control as an assassination plot snares her father and the man she loves. Reid Simpson had loved Mallory since they were teenagers. Then one night changed everything as she suddenly broke his heart. For years, he escaped the pain as he built a resort and casino empire. He pushed her from his mind, if not his heart.
The Donovan Family Bundle (Love Me, Watch Me, Find Me)
Margaret Watson - 2016
Readers call it "impossible to put down." Susan Elizabeth Phillips, NYT Bestselling Author, says, “Margaret Watson, a star in the world of contemporary romance, grabs you on the opening page and keeps you reading to the happily ever after.” Love Me (Book 1) When Helen Brody needed her office repaired, she never expected that the contractor would be Jamie Evans, the man with whom she shared an unforgettable night a year earlier. Jamie hasn't forgotten Helen, either, and now that he's found her, he's determined not to let her get away again.Helen can't get involved with Jamie, because he wants something she can't give him, but she can't deny the explosive, out of control attraction between them. As they try to work through their feelings, they find that the hit and run driver who destroyed Helen's office has more plans for her. Will they have only a handful of nights together, or will they have the chance to build something lasting? Watch Me (Book 2) When Tessa Porter returns home from work one evening to find her apartment has been broken into, the Chicago nurse is shocked when the detective who responds to her call is her sexy neighbor – the one she's been fantasizing about. She'd caught a naughty glimpse of him through her window one morning, but Quinn Donovan is even hotter in the flesh.Quinn had spotted Tessa through his window, as well, and when he meets her in person, his reaction is hard to conceal – or control. Their passion and desire are overwhelming, but what will happen when Quinn wants more – and Tessa is hiding a secret? Find Me (Book 3) After witnessing the murder of an FBI agent in a parking garage late one night, Lizzy Monroe meets with the FBI and agrees to work with a sketch artist. But on her way out of the office, she comes face to face with the killer – another FBI agent. She knows from experience what happens when a criminal is a member of law enforcement – cops protect their own. So when the killer shows up at her door later that morning, she knows she has no choice but to run.From the moment he sees her, Mac Donovan is intrigued by – and in lust with – their beautiful witness. After Lizzy disappears, he spends his free time tracking her down. When he finally finds her on a remote island in the San Juans, their chemistry is explosive and the sex is even hotter. But he's hiding his identity from her. What will happen when she discovers who he really is? Will she be able to forgive his betrayal? Or will the killer find them first?
Hacking the Billionaire: Part 1
Jenny Devall - 2015
Unless, of course, they are work-related. Being one of only two women at her computer security firm, she is chosen to work a job for a corporate client with some…special requirements. In order to not raise any suspicions regarding their security leak, Riley must masquerade as the CEO’s latest supermodel conquest, hanging on his arm at various functions as well as around the office, wearing slinky outfits and painfully high heels, and pretending she hasn’t a thought in her pretty head. All because the client insists. Riley is far out of her comfort zone on this case, and her maddening but handsome playboy client, constantly criticizing and controlling her looks, doesn’t make her job any easier. She can’t wait to get back to her movies and sweats, but CEO Dirk Kent seems to have other ideas. And what Dirk wants, he tends to get. NOTE: This is Part 1 of a 3 part serial. Cliffhanger ending! Books 2 and 3 are FREE with Kindle Unlimited.
Last Time We Kissed
Nicole Snow - 2018
She provoked. She goaded.Rubbed forbidden in my face till I went off the chain.Making her beg was inevitable.So was my sacrifice.Last time we kissed, she demolished me.Her rich family thought I was perfect.I took Amy Kay under their noses.And then I kept taking.I promised too much. Loved her too hard. Left too soon.Last time we kissed, he betrayed me.Her backstabbing brother. My ex-best friend.I never saw it coming.He'll pay for his sins ten times over.Last time we kissed, it was final.I wasn't supposed to see her again.Not in this city. On this elevator.The moment it craps out, stranding us overnight with animal cravings and fencing lies.Last time we kissed, how could we know our next might truly, madly, beautifully restore us?From Wall Street Journal bestselling author Nicole Snow - a twisted second chance romance. Watch an alpha male on a mission fight like hell to win his woman back. Full length stand alone with a swoon-worthy Happily Ever After.
Tess Oliver - 2015
As she unravels the mystery behind her father's death, dark secrets are revealed, putting her in grave danger. All the while, Tashlyn finds herself falling hard for Jem Wolfe, the youngest son of the town's most notorious family. Can she trust the man who has stolen her heart? Jem Wolfe returned to Blackthorn Ridge to keep his brother, Dane, out of trouble. When Tashlyn Younglove moves to town, she dredges up the town's dark history, a history that involves Jem's dad. At the same time, Jem finds himself falling hard for her. Will a long buried ugly truth push Tashlyn from his arms for good? A Sinful Suspense Novel
Kris Michaels - 2019
His wealth could settle a small country's foreign debt. Because of this, from the moment of his birth, his mother obscured his identity. Reborn as the man named Gabriel, however, he walked free into a world where the innocents and the weak cried out for a defender, for the hand of justice, for a guardian angel. In response, an elite, paramilitary operation, Guardian, rose to stand between the evil men did and those whom they would make their victims. Gabriel was CEO. His goal was worthy and all consuming, but fighting on the side of angels didn’t make his nights less lonely or soothe the ache in his heart for hearth, home, and family. He needed a courageous woman of unflinching integrity, of goodness and honor, to stand at his side. He’d given up hope of finding such a person. He thought he'd found her years ago. The sex had been combustible, but they’d met at the very birth of Guardian, when he hadn’t time for a personal life. Chalk it up to fate or bad timing. Over the years, twenty-eight-year-old, Denver ER nurse, Anna Harriger, watched as all her friends, many of whom were former patients, found their soul mates, got married, and had children. Shoot, she’d been a bridesmaid six times. She figured she was destined to be the “crazy friend” that everyone liked but who, at the end of the day, went home to a solitary apartment. She wanted love. She wanted a family, but she refused to compromise her standards. She’d met her Prince Charming, but unlike the fairytale, after an incendiary night of sex, she’d never seen him again. Chalk it up to fate or bad timing. When events throw them together again, each find their attraction vastly more than simply physical, but once again, Gabriel’s responsibilities pull them apart. After an absence of almost half a year, Gabriel returns for Anna, but she has vanished. He will do whatever it takes, for as long as it takes, to find her and bring her home, but fear dogs his efforts. Who was she running from? Why did she disappear so thoroughly? He knew his Anna. She’d have a very good reason.
Red Stone Security Series Box Set: Volume 3
Katie Reus - 2014
When she reappears he’s furious at her deception. But after she’s targeted in a series of deadly attacks, he realizes he’s never stopped loving her. Now he’ll do whatever it takes to keep her safe and convince her that she was always meant to be his. Sinful Seduction As an heiress from a prominent family, Mina knows the pain of living under a microscope. Which is why she loves her sleepy Key West home where nobody knows her name. She’s determined to make her way without being coddled—and no mugging is going to change that. Former Marine and newest Red Stone Security employee Alexander Blue has seen enough bloodshed to last a lifetime—or ten. He’s ready for civilian life, but when he sees a mysterious brunette attacked by a mugger, his need to protect kicks into overdrive. Mina, the sensual artist he saved, brings him home and bandages him up, but her gaze cuts clear to his soul. An intense connection isn’t all Blue feels—there was something strange about that mugging. He’s convinced Mina is in danger and needs his protection. Just one problem: Mina doesn’t want saving. Under His Protection Lingerie shop owner Julieta Mederos has worked hard to get her business off the ground. Now she’s looking forward to some quality time with her friends and her big, boisterous family. But explicit texts from random phone numbers and vandalism at her shop makes it clear someone dangerous has fixated on her. Without any solid leads, the police can’t help her and she’s forced to turn to the last man she wants to depend on. Former Army Ranger and newest Red Stone Security employee Ivan Mitchell has gotten used to being alone in the world. He never even thinks about it anymore—until he meets sexy, independent Julieta. She’s everything he could ever want…but she seems determined to keep him at arm’s length. Until now. Maybe the cops can’t do anything to protect her, but he can. When things escalate faster than even he expected, he finds himself pulling out his most extreme combat skills to protect her. He’ll do what it takes to save her life—and prove to her she belongs in his. Author Note: Each title can be purchased individually or as a box set. Collection: 119,000 words
Bagels & Salsa
Lara Reznik - 2018
As the Son of Sam and a scorching heat wave plague New York City, Laila Levin, a Jewish sociologist from Long Island, meets Dr. Eduardo Quintana while giving a speech on the epidemic problem of teenage pregnancies. Laila is relationship-shy after a disastrous marriage, and Eduardo has never completely recovered from his high school sweetheart’s desertion. He is finishing up a residency in New York City and plans to open a family practice near his hometown in New Mexico.The unlikely pair share strong family values and an interest in helping prevent teen pregnancy. Their mutual passion is so intense it stuns them both. After a brief courtship, Eduardo persuades Laila to accompany him to his family ranch near Española, New Mexico, a rural area with one of the highest teenage pregnancy rates in North America. Once in New Mexico, Laila is blatantly rejected by Sylvia, Eduardo’s controlling mama. Sylvia desperately wants Eduardo to marry Violet, his high school sweetheart. Violet has just returned to New Mexico after a failed flight attendant career, and a walk on the dark side of Hollywood. Her mama and Sylvia cook up a plan to get rid of Laila and reunite their children. The Quintanas hold a large pig roast and invite a menagerie of tattooed cousins, rodeo stars, and mariachis, where the drop-dead gorgeous Violet makes a grand entrance.In the midst of the pandemonium that results, a shocking family secret is revealed, and Laila and Eduardo’s love for each other is severely tested. Can their relationship survive the fierce clash of cultures, the murderous intentions of a Son of Sam copycat who has stalked Laila from New York City, and their own uncertainties about the upheavals that their union will cause in their lives?
IGNITE: 5 Romantic Suspense Books (Heroes In Love)
Glenna Sinclair - 2017
No cliffhangers. COLT Lena’s brother has gone missing, and due to his past drug addictions the cops aren’t too willing to help find him. Lena’s only hope rests with the Black Dragons—her brother’s motorcycle gang. Can she convince their leader Colt to help her solve the mystery, or will she be left in the dust? PATRICK Pain has been with Kayla since the unfortunate death of her husband, a Navy SEAL killed overseas. Life begins to look up, however, when she meets the mysterious, gentlemanly Patrick, and she quickly finds herself longing for passion again. Will love and life spark for her again after her misfortunes? Or will the secrets between her and Patrick prove to be too sinister for love to conquer? DRAKE Drake and Charlotte couldn't be more different. He's a handsome, hardened ex-SEAL, she's a beautiful, globetrotting school teacher who does yoga and travels on her vacations. When Drake arrives in town to deliver a final letter from Charlotte's dead older brother, they're both inadvertently pulled into a word of international crime. The stakes are high, and their lives are on the line. Can these two come together in time to save themselves? Or will their pasts and prejudices be too much for them to overcome? WADE Kara McKay is a fast rising pop singer from Texas. She has sold out tours, money pouring in, and she is the idol of millions of teenage girls nationwide. She has it all. She never would have guessed that someone wanted her dead. JAMES James Ansley is a former cop with a massive chip on his shoulder. He’s made a habit out of destroying everything good in his life, and when he gets assigned to Celia as her bodyguard, it’s as a last chance from his last ditch effort job. He goes into it for nothing other than the money, but when he meets Celia he realizes that things won’t be as easy as he had hoped. For starters, Celia isn’t the meek ballerina she first appears to be.
C.A. Szarek - 2013
So when the unthinkable happens and one gets away, Cole grits his teeth and hunts human trafficker Carlo Maldonado all the way to Antioch, Texas, where he collides with Detective Andi MacLaren.Cole doesn’t do small towns and doesn’t get involved with women he works with, but Andi tempts him in ways he doesn’t want to acknowledge.Two murders, her partner shot and leading the investigation on her own, the last thing Andi needs a cocky FBI agent that sees her as no more than a tag-along.Widow and single mother Andi is used to being on her own. When Cole gets stuck without a place to stay, crashing on her couch puts them in dangerous territory.Attraction and passion bring Andi to a place she’d left behind when her husband died. Her three-year-old son quickly wiggles his way into Cole’s heart, and he starts contemplating things—family, love—that he’d never planned for himself.Can being forced to work together make them stronger or will their differences jeopardize their case and their hearts?
Dark of the Night
Dee Davis - 2002
As a result she vowed never to desert her father, a brilliant young congressman whose star was on the rise. Now, twenty-one years later, after trading her dreams of a normal life for his ambitions, Riley stands by her father’s side as he makes a bid for the presidency. Growing up in the political spotlight, she has become an expert at hiding her feelings behind the surface of her regal beauty. But her defenses are about to be shattered.Investigative reporter Jake Mahoney resents wasting his time covering an ice princess at a presidential campaign rally. But when a car bomb throws him–literally–on top of the candidate’s daughter, Jake quickly realizes that Riley O’Brien is pure fire. No one has ever gotten under his skin like this before. Their attraction is instant, and possibly fatal, as dangerous secrets from the past explode into the present, destroying one life after another in a nightmare of blind ambition.
Fame And Obsession
Cora Kenborn - 2016
But she tries to maintain focus on her dream of becoming an author, despite the attraction she feels for the sexy rocker, not to mention the baggage that comes with him.Julian Bale’s world was shattered one drunken night, and it almost ruined him…Weighed down by guilt, he blames himself for an accident he could’ve prevented. He will play the game, but swears his hot little ghostwriter will never get that story out of him. As much as he wants her, if he has to choose between his dream and hers, it’s no contest.Phoebe and Julian give in to a forbidden attraction, and their public romance risks both their lives…An obsessive fan is on the loose and now that the secret’s out, it’s made them both targets. The psychotic stalker is determined to have Julian for herself, even if she has to reveal their sordid pasts and eliminate Phoebe to do it.He lives for fame. She lives to hide. Obsession lives to ruin them both.
Fighting for Us
Heather Lyn - 2017
Life was perfect, and I had everything I wanted. Until I didn’t. It’s been two years since I became a single father, and I have never wanted to share my life with anyone. Until she walks into my life. I don’t want to share my life with her.I need to.And I’ll do anything to prove that to her. With our future hanging in the balance, I have to fight to show her that I’ll do anything to keep her safe. I’ll lay down my life for her. Emerson Reese. I thought I knew what I wanted out of life, but one moment changed that. Life is good and I couldn’t want for anything more. Until the night he came running into my life. He has completely consumed me. His daughter has won my heart. But our happily ever after isn’t going to be easy. Lives are on the line. Danger lurks around the corner. I’ll do everything I can to keep my family safe.But this time, Levi’s love might not be enough to save me. And we could lose everything.
SCVC Taskforce Box Set: Books 1 - 4
Misty Evans - 2015
But will their past, with its forbidden passions and impulsive choices, put them directly in the killer’s crosshairs?Deadly Deception:When passion ignites while undercover, the truth FBI agent Ronni Punto is hiding puts her mission with DEA agent Thomas Mann in jeopardy and tests their partnership. Can they learn to trust each other while deceiving the enemy? Or will their cunning foe lure them into a dark and deadly trap?Deadly Force:On the run from the very government they serve, NSA agent Bianca Marx and her estranged husband and SEAL, Cal Reese, only have each other. When they uncover a deadly scandal threatening the nation, they’ll have one chance to save the day…and one last chance at love.Deadly Intent:Immigration enforcement officer Nelson Cruz is assigned to protect the sexy, but oh-so-aloof, FBI Agent Sophie Diaz, but he can’t trust her and she doesn’t trust anybody. As the two fight their red-hot attraction, Nelson discovers a secret that could destroy Sophie’s world. Can he keep her alive, or will their careers, as well as their hearts, go up in the flames of desire?
Lone Star Justice
Tori Scott - 2011
Run to the place where her daughter will be safe. And that place is Greendale, Texas. Maddie left Greendale fourteen years earlier, pregnant, broke, and without saying a word to Rand McCade. What could she say after her father killed his parents?Rand McCade is determined to keep Greendale safe. As Sheriff, he promised there would be no repeats of the horrible day when his parents were murdered. Now Maddie is back, bringing trouble with her once again. And this time, she has a daughter. His daughter.As a psychopath sets his sights on Maddie, Rand and Maddie must figure out who is after her, and why, before someone else ends up dead.