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Tempting Fate


Meryl Sawyer - 1998
    Arizona reporter Kelly Taylor discovers he's the long-lost son of a powerful millionaire. Now someone from Logan's past will do anything to make him disappear forever. Reissue.

I Choose You


Miralee Ferrell - 2019
    She finds a friend in her cousin Millie as she puts the pieces of her shattered life back together. Frank, a local pastor, is everything she would look for in a spouse. If she were looking. But she discovers that Millie has set her hopes on becoming the pastor’s wife. Aunt Penny’s outrageous attempts to ensure that Millie wins Frank’s heart might destroy any chance she has at a happy future. Can love find a way to break through? Runaway Romance by Miralee Ferrell Ann Stanway had it all—a reality show and a sparkling future. Until that life no longer existed. She flees L.A., lands in Kentucky at an Amish inn, and realizes what was missing--peace, friendship and a man who accepts her for who she is--or who he thinks she is. Hunter is intrigued by the woman staying at the inn. Annie is secretive and won’t open up. He’s been burned by a woman before. His interest in Ann grows, and the attraction is mutual—Dare he risk his heart, when he’s sure Ann is keeping secrets? Or will Ann run again? Finding Love in Friday Harbor, Washington by Annette M. Irby Professor Mikaela Rhoads wants to help an old friend’s whale touring business stay afloat. The challenge? The tour captain is her first love and ex-fiancé, Hunter Cahill. Mikaela longs to help, but she’s keeping secrets. She’ll have to face her past to make it through the summer. Hunter has taken over the family touring business. He’s drowning in debt and hoping the incoming professor will resurrect the business, but he’s not prepared when it turns out to be his former fiancée. How much will it cost him to spend the summer romancing Mikaela? A Love to Treasure by Kimberly Rose Johnson Nicole’s Grandmother’s final wish lands Nicole in a mysterious scavenger hunt. She finds a fellow sleuth in handsome police officer, Mark Stone. Mark is hoping for a quiet summer in Sunriver as he considers his future in law enforcement. To complicate matters, Nicole is in danger, and Mark knows his growing feelings for her could cloud his judgment. Will their differing career goals be the end of their summer romance—or just the beginning of forever after? An Anchor on Her Heart by Patricia Lee McKenna, abandoned by her husband for his work, is left alone to raise their autistic child. When circumstances drive a wedge in their marriage and Dane chooses to escape, how long can she be strong? Can she remain faithful to her marriage vows when tempted by the friendship of an unlikely stranger? Rudy Taylor, who senses McKenna's loneliness, struggles to keep his concern for the young woman pure. Will McKenna’s faith in God and Rudy’s commitment to his Lord keep their relationship simple until McKenna's husband one day returns? The Broken Trail by Christa MacDonald Katherine takes a job in smalltown Maine to break away from the toll of secrets she’s buried. With evidence of shady dealings on her job, there’s nothing relaxing about it. Maybe it would be easier if she wasn’t so distracted by Captain MacAlister. Mac has enough to deal with from poachers to drug crime. But when he meets Katherine, he’s drawn in by her intelligence and strength, despite getting burned by her quick temper. If only their scars didn’t threaten to tear them apart. Two wary hearts must soften to have any hope of making it down the broken trail to love.

The Exiled Prince Trilogy: Books 1- 3


Jeana E. Mann - 2019
    Mann. THE EXILED PRINCE (Book 1) A secret masquerade hookup leads to complications with Rourke’s new boss. One night. No names. No faces. It should have been simple. Instead, she’s tossed into a life filled with decadence, heat, and sinful surprises. Delve into the dark side of romance with an exiled prince, a secret masquerade ball, and all the complications they create for personal assistant Rourke Donahue. THE DIRTY PRINCESS (Book 2) A personal assistant marries her royal boss and learns that happily-ever-after only exists in fairy tales. When Roman Menshikov asks Rourke to marry him, she doesn’t think twice. Once the ring is on her finger, she finds out he’s not the man she thought he was. He’s darker and more dangerous than she suspected. His involvement in an international war might kill them both. With wealth and power comes great responsibility for Roman. He’s determined to save his country from ruin but will he sacrifice his new wife in the process? THE WAR KING (Book 3) A fairytale marriage enters the battlefield when the exiled prince reveals his secrets and claims his throne as The War King. I married the man of my dreams and landed in a nightmare of secret government agencies, assassins, and military coups. To keep him, I must fight his enemies. To love him, I must tame my fears. He’s not the man I thought he was. He’s more. TRILOGY COMPLETE! Don’t delay your pleasure. One-click today!

Mississippi Blues


D'Ann Lindun - 2013
    Although Trey wanted to believe in his friend’s innocence, he was forced to testify in court, and Jace was sent to prison for life. Trey returns determined to prove he was right. Even if it means losing the woman he still loves. Summer Hill cannot forgive Trey, or his father, the chief of police, for the wrongs she feels they did to her family. When her brother escapes from Angola, Summer vows to keep her brother safe, no matter the cost. Falling back in love with Trey again isn’t an option.Now, five years later, the past begins to unravel. Reluctantly thrown together, Summer and Trey follow a twisted path that lead them to the truth—Jace didn’t kill anyone and an entire town’s ugly secret is unveiled. But more importantly, can Trey and Summer rediscover the love they lost?

Justice at Cardwell Ranch & Crime Scene at Cardwell Ranch


B.J. Daniels - 2012
    Now happily married, Dana is surprised when her siblings, Stacy and Jordan, show up on the ranch...and trouble isn't too far behind.  As danger draws closer to the ranch, deputy marshal Liza Turner quickly realizes that Jordan Cardwell isn't the man the town made him out to be. This special collector's edition includes the story that started it all,  Crime Scene at Cardwell Ranch!   Six years ago, Dana Cardwell found her mother's will in a cookbook and became sole owner of the Cardwell Ranch in Big Sky, Montana. Now happily married, Dana is surprised when her siblings, Stacy and Jordan, show up on the ranch...and trouble isn't too far behind.  As danger draws closer to the ranch, deputy marshal Liza Turner quickly realizes that Jordan Cardwell isn't the man the town made him out to be.

Damage (Lakefield #5)


Jennifer Vester - 2018
    It’s a choice that will put a series of events in motion, that could ultimately save her or break her.When she meets a man who isn't who he says he is, her reality is suddenly altered, and nothing is quite what she thought it was. Everything in both of their lives will dramatically change.Fighting against their pasts and a determined killer, two people that thought they knew what defined them, will have to rethink what they know about themselves and each other.**Full-length standalone romance, 80,000+ words. No cheating, or cliffhangers with a Happily Ever After!

Eye of the Storm


Dee Davis - 2006
    Now, after years of disguising her true identity, she's finally come face-to-face with her previous life. Reece Sheridan knows that a smart man doesn't think with his heart. After all, he is the one who divorced Simone when their marriage just couldn't overcome her mysterious past. But he's never gotten over her. Now Simone's secrets have captured the two of them in a deadly game with a ticking clock...and nothing can tear him from her side.

No Safe Zone


Adite Banerjie - 2020
    Even if it means visiting the city she had vowed never to return to. But within a few hours of landing in New Delhi, she is being chased by a gunman and is a potential suspect in the murder of a high-profile businessman. The only person she can turn to for help is Kabir Shorey, the man who stood her up ten years ago. Past and present collide in a deadly plot of crime and greed that moves from the cosmopolitan streets of Delhi to the bazaars and villages of Rajasthan.

K-9 Defense


Elizabeth Heiter - 2019
    The improbable mission starts to rekindle Colter’s desire to rejoin the world—while saving Kensie from a killer unsettles his heart. Can they find all they are searching for before it’s too late?

In the Dark / Person of Interest


Heather Graham - 2004
    After stumbling upon the body of a dead woman, she found that her working paradise on Moon Bay Island had turned into a nightmare. Each piece of evidence she discovered seemed to point toward someone on the island—and to herself as the next victim. But who would do this? And why had David Denham, the ex-husband she hadn't seen for more than a year, chosen this moment to reappear in her life?When a hurricane destroyed her only escape route, Alexandra found herself believing her ex-husband's claims that he'd returned out of concern for her, but there had always been more to David than met the eye. What was he hiding? The evidence pointed toward his guilt, but Alexandra felt compelled to defy logic and trust in the safety of his embrace. No matter what, either her heart or her life would be forfeit.

A Twist of Fate


Lisa Jackson - 1983
    A Twist Of Fate by Lisa Jackson released on May 23, 2003 is available now for purchase.

In the Arms of Danger


Marie Higgins - 2012
    A week later her hopes were crushed when she finds out her new husband, Cory Ross, was a hit man. When she witnesses him take another man’s life then watches her new found love fall from a cliff after being shot, her heart shatters. Now she sees Cory Ross is alive – and back in her life as her own personal bodyguard, yet how can she trust him?Cory thought his luck had changed after his near death experience in the Bahamas. But when he looks into the eyes of the woman who he suspects had something to do with his accident, he realizes his new assignment to protect Taylor and her young daughter will be a literal nightmare. But to fall in love all over again with Taylor Marshall will be sheer torture.

The Cove / The Maze / Eleventh Hour


Catherine Coulter - 2004
    Into The Cove comes Sally Brainerd, daughter of murdered Amory St. John of Washington, D.C., seeking sanctuary, and FBI Special Agent James Quinlan who's undercover and after her. He's got a murder to solve, and he believes she's the key. But is she really?The Maze (Susan Ericksen, Ruth Bloomquist, Jill Sovis): Lacey Sherlock's life is forever changed when her older sister's body is discovered in an abandoned warehouse. She is the fourth victim of the String Killer, the name given by the media to a murderer who leads his victims into a maze with a ball of twine. Seven years after Belinda's death, Lacey, now an FBI agent, is paired up with computer whiz Dillon Savich, who has developed a predictive program to aid in the apprehension of serial killers. When the String Killer strikes again, Lacey spots his handiwork, resulting in his capture. The suspect confesses, but maintains that he did not kill Belinda. No sooner does Lacey confirm his innocence of that crime, than an attempt is made on her life. Suspecting her attacker is the same person who murdered her sister, Lacey and Dillon know they must solve the mystery - before they become the killer's next victims.Eleventh Hour (Sandra Burr, Ruth Bloomquist, Mike Council): When FBI agent Dane Carver's twin brother, Father Michael Joseph, is brutally murdered in his San Francisco church, husband-and-wife agents Lacey Sherlock and Dillon Savich take a personal interest in the investigation. Then Nicola "Nick" Jones, a homeless woman and the only witness to the shooting, is scared out of her mind because she is trying to hide from her own monsters - who are drawing closer and closer. The chase goes from San Francisco to the Premiere Studios in Los Angeles and its new television hit, a show all about murder.

Bait


Tiffinie Helmer - 2014
    But in fact she is very much alive, quietly in hiding and slowly recovering from her near-fatal injuries.Meanwhile, deep in mourning for Shyla, Alaska State Trooper Judd Iverson tries and fails to move on. He's forced to take a leave of absence. But when he arrives at his secluded fishing cabin, he's shocked when Shyla opens the door. With a killer still on the loose and their passion unextinguished, they must relearn to trust each other and figure out how to catch the man who meant to kill Shyla the first time around.

Nora Roberts Mystery Box Set: Mind Over Matter\Treasures Lost, Treasures Found\The Art of Deception\Risky Business


Nora Roberts - 2017
    When he finds out theatrical agent A.J. Fields has a psychic for a client, he’s thrilled. David knows that A.J.’s icy exterior is just a front. He’s determined to discover what secrets she’s hiding…but he might just find more than he bargained for!TREASURES LOST, TREASURES FOUNDWhen Kate Hardesty inherits a pile of her late father’s ocean charts she must turn to Ky Silver, the man she swore she’d never trust again. It’s a treacherous dive into the depths of the ocean, and Ky is the only one willing to help. But working with Ky means finding a priceless treasure Kate hadn’t known she’d lost.…THE ART OF DECEPTIONWhen the handsome Adam Haines shows up at Kirby Fairchild’s ancestral home looking for a quiet place to paint, she’s more than skeptical. As the nights wear on Kirby can’t help but feel drawn to him. But when Adam begins to act suspiciously, Kirby must uncover his real purpose at her father’s home…before it’s too late. RISKY BUSINESSLiz Palmer’s idyllic life in Cozumel has comes to a jarring halt when her employee is murdered and his brother storms into Liz’s life with revenge in his heart. Suddenly Liz is plunged into the dangerous world, and she discovers how impossible it is to resist both the mystery…and the passionate man trying to solve it.Previously Published.