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Romance

Redemption Song

Josephine "Fina" Chambers and Ross Buchanan meet in Black Images, a small African American bookshop, as they both reach for a rare copy of a slave woman's "memory book." Each refuses to let go of the book until the wise and spirited owner, Miss Cozy, negotiates a deal. Over the next several days, they will read the slave woman's book together in the comfort of the bookstore. In the process, Ross and Fina will realize that the path to their shared future may be linked to something that happened more than a century ago ... Over the next several days, they read the slave woman's book aloud in what becomes the magical cocoon of the bookstore. In the process, they learn about African-American history, the power of the human spirit, and discover four essential elements for the survival of society. Ross and Fina also come to realize that the path to their hearts may be linked to an event that happened more than a century ago.

Words in Deep Blue

Teenagers Rachel and Henry find their way back to each other while working in an old bookstore full of secrets and crushes, love letters and memories, grief and hope.

The Fault in Our Stars

Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with a boy at cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss, and life. Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.

How to Stop Time

Tom Hazard has just move back to London to settle down and become a history teacher. But while he may look like an ordinary forty-one-year-old, owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. Unfortunately for Tom, the Albatross Society, the secretive group that protects people like him, has one rule: Never fall in love.

Love Finds You in Poetry, Texas

Belinda Bauer in her ivory tower. In the German community of Poetry, Texas, Belinda spies an opportunity. The tiny town is filled with loggers and railroad men in need of wives, so she sets herself up as a marriage broker. She writes little poems to be printed in newspapers all over the country and one by one, women begin to arrive in Poetry. Theres only one problem Belinda doesnt have a clue what shes doing and all the brides marry the wrong men One client is particularly unhappy. Georg Kaufman, the local barber, has lost more than one prospective wife to Belindas fumbled attempts. For some reason, she just cant seem to find Georgs perfect match, though its not for lack of trying. Is there a poetic ending in store for Georg and for Belinda herself?

Call Me Zebra

Zebra is the last in a line of anarchists, atheists, and autodidacts. When war came, her family didn't fight; they took refuge in books. Now alone and in exile, Zebra leaves New York for Barcelona, retracing the journey she and her father made from Iran to the United States years ago. Books are Zebra's only companions--until she meets Ludo. Their connection is magnetic; their time together fraught. Zebra overwhelms him with her complex literary theories, her concern with death, and her obsession with history. He thinks she's unhinged; she thinks he's pedantic. Neither are wrong; neither can let the other go. They push and pull their way across the Mediterranean, wondering with each turn if their love, or lust, can free Zebra from her past.

First Comes Marriage

The arrival of Elliott Wallace, the irresistibly eligible Viscount Lyngate, has thrown the country village of Throckbridge into a tizzy. Desperate to rescue her eldest sister from a loveless union, Vanessa Huxtable Dew offers herself instead. In need of a wife, Elliott takes the audacious widow up on her unconventional proposal while he pursues an urgent mission of his own. But a strange thing happens on the way to the wedding night. Two strangers with absolutely nothing in common can't keep their hands off each other. Now, as intrigue swirls around a past secret--one with a stunning connection to the Huxtables--Elliott and Vanessa are uncovering the glorious pleasures of the marriage bed...and discovering that when it comes to wedded bliss, love can't be far behind.

The Ideal Wife

When Abigail Gardiner knocks at the door of Miles Ripley, Earl of Severn, the last thing she expects is a marriage proposal. Desperate, she'd come to this charismatic stranger's home to plead for her future. Instead she shocks them both by saying yes. Her impulsive decision will have consequences neither she nor her new husband can foresee. For Miles has his own reasons for marrying her. And Abigail is harboring a secret of her own. As distrust gives way to desire . . . as, together, they give in to the pleasures of the marriage bed, a devastating scandal threatens their future. Now these two wary hearts will risk ruin and disgrace for a love that has changed them both forever--the kind all seek, but few ever find.

Slightly Sinful

Meet the Bedwyns--six brothers and sisters--men and women of passion and privilege, daring and sensuality....Enter their dazzling world of high society and breathtaking seduction...where each will seek love, fight temptation, and court scandal...and where Alleyne Bedwyn, the passionate middle son, is cut off from his past--only to find his future with a sinfully beautiful woman he will risk everything to love.

As the fires of war raged around him, Lord Alleyne Bedwyn was thrown from his horse and left for dead--only to awaken in the bedchamber of a ladies' brothel. Suddenly the dark, handsome diplomat has no memory of who he is or how he got there--yet of one thing he is certain: The angel who nurses him back to health is the woman he vows to make his own. But like him, Rachel York is not who she seems. A lovely young woman caught up in a desperate circumstance, she must devise a scheme to regain her stolen fortune. The dashing soldier she rescued from near-death could be her savior in disguise. There is just one condition: she must pose as his wife--a masquerade that will embroil them in a sinful scandal, where a man and a woman court impropriety with each daring step...with every taboo kiss that can turn passionate strangers into the truest of lovers.

Christmas Keepsakes

A Handful of Gold / Mary Balogh --
The Three Gifts / Julia Justiss --
The Season for Suitors / Nicola Cornick.

The Devil's Web

When James Purnell walks into the London drawing room and sees Lady Madeline Raine, time stops. Once she had been his for the taking. Now she is an aloof, beautiful stranger, determined to keep the devilishly handsome nobleman from seducing her again. But after four years apart, desire reignites--swift, hot, irresistible--culminating in a night of reckless lovemaking. Suddenly Madeline is faced with an unbearable choice: marry with no hope of love or risk certain ruin. Her decision will have consequences she never imagined, as she makes a shocking discovery about the man she secretly loves. What she doesn't know is how far James will go to right the wrongs of the past--and how much he's willing to risk for the woman who already owns him...body, heart, and soul.

Slightly Wicked

In this Regency-era romance the rakish and wealthy Rannulf Bedwyn has no trouble having a brief tryst with a beautiful woman who claims to be a worldly actress. However, when he meets the woman a second time he is shocked to discover that she is actually Judith Law, the daughter of an impoverished pastor.

Tangled

Mourning the loss of her husband, who died in the Crimean War, beautiful Rebecca Cardwell enters into a marriage of convenience with her husband's best friend, only to discover that he has awakened her deepest passions.

The Bridemaker

Hester Poitevant's popular Mayfair Academy has helped many an awkward society miss to find her way to the altar with the eligible bachelor of her choice. But while her students flirt and mingle, Hester poses as a prim widow - rather than reveal herself as never having been wed.

When Lightning Strikes

He reached down and plucked her from the thick mud, then lifted her effortlessly into his lap, setting her crosswise on the tall gray horse. He was a total stranger, who thrilled her with danger and desire. Abigail Bliss couldn't tell him her real name. Her father had insisted on an alias on thier Oregon-bound wagon train. Tanner McNight was everything her father warned her against: a bounty hunter, lawless, untamed. She couldn't know that she was the bounty she sought, even as she melted in his fiery embrace...

Forbidden Magic

In Regency London, a young woman and her family are about to be thrown out of their home on Christmas Eve by their cruel landlord. In desperation, she wishes upon an ancient family heirloom--a risque pagan statue with magical powers--to save her family. But she never expects her savior to be a wealthy earl with a marriage proposal! As she accepts the good fortune granted to her, the magic of the statue exacts a high price in return. Does she have the strength to overcome those who plot to separate her from her newfound love?

Heart and Soul

Dr. Clara Casey has been offered the thankless job of establishing the underfunded clinic and agrees to take it on for a year. She has plenty on her plate already--two difficult adult daughters and the unwanted attentions of her ex-husband--but she assembles a wonderfully diverse staff devoted to helping their demanding, often difficult patients.

Before long the clinic is established as an essential part of the community, and Clara must decide whether or not to leave a place where lives are saved, courage is rewarded, and humor and optimism triumph over greed and self-pity.

Infamous

When history professor Alison Carter became a consultant to the film version of the Wild West legend she'd dedicated her career to researching, she couldn't possibly have known that she would not only get a front-row seat to a full-blown Hollywood circus but would innocently witness something that would put her life in peril. Nor did she expect that a tall stranger in a cowboy hat would turn the movie--and her world--completely upside down.

A. J. Gallagher didn't crash the set in dusty Arizona to rub elbows with Hollywood's elite. Unable to ignore ghosts from the past that refuse to stay buried, A. J. came to put an end to the false legend that has tarnished the reputation of his family. But when he confronts Alison, sparks fly. And when Alison is targeted by ruthless criminals, suddenly she and A .J. must face the intense attraction that threatens to consume them--and survive the danger that threatens their very lives.

The Kissing Game

Frankie Paresky teams up with longtime friend Simon Hunt to solve a puzzling mystery--and finds herself falling head over heels for the one man she swore she'd never love.

The Defiant Hero

Meg Moore, a translator in a European embassy, takes an ambassador hostage to save her grandmother and ten-year-old daughter, who have been kidnapped by a terrorist group called the Kazbekistani Extremists, and when Navy SEAL Lieutenant John Nilsson, her ex-boyfriend, is called in to resolve the situation, they find an unexpected chemistry.

Heartthrob

Jericho Beaumont, a playboy actor whose tawdry past has dampened his career, signs a contract to work with Kate O'Laughlin, a successful Hollywood producer struggling to resist being drawn to him.

Over the Edge

Her passion is flying. As one of the best helicopter pilots in the naval reserves, Lieutenant Teri Howe is strong, dedicated, and highly skilled-until a past mistake surfaces, jeopardizing everything she's worked for. Rock steady Senior Chief Stan Wolchonok has made a career of tackling difficult challenges. So it's no surprise when he comes to Teri's aid, knowing that his personal code of honor-and perhaps his heart-will be at risk. But when a jet carrying an American senator's daughter is hijacked, Stan's unflinching determination and Teri's steadfast courage are put to the ultimate test. The rescue mission will be daring and dangerous. But somewhere between peril and resolution, the line between friends and lovers begins to blur, pushing both their lives over the edge.

The Unsung Hero

Struggling to regain his memory after a near-fatal head injury, Navy SEAL Tom Paoletti must simultaneously try to stop an international terrorist with the help of Dr. Kelly Ashton, his childhood girlfriend who is now all grown up.

Adam's Fall

For the past few years, Lilah Mason has watched her sister find love, get married, and have children, while she's been more than content to channel her energies into her career. A physical therapist with an unsinkable spirit and unwavering compassion, she's one of the best in the field. But when Lilah takes on a demanding new case, her patient's life isn't the only one transformed. Her new patient, Adam, challenges her methods and authority at every turn. Yet Lilah is determined to help him recover the life he's lost. What she can't see, until it's much too late, is that while she's winning Adam's battle, she's losing her heart... And as professional duty and her passionate yearnings clash, she must choose the course right for them both.

Fanta C

This national bestseller in hardcover from the author of French Silk tells the story of a widow who runs an elegant boutique. Then a man right out of her most intimate fantasies steps into her life, and she knows that she must decide whether to hold onto the past, or let go and risk loving once more.

The Silken Web

KATHLEEN, a young sophisticate marrying one man while still in love with another -- and hiding her turmoil behind her elegance. ERIK, a talented videographer who let Kathleen know he found women easy to seduce, but not to marry. SETH, the wealthy heir to a department store fortune who could give Kathleen everything she wanted...except true fulfillment. Now, all would be caught in a web of lies so fragile that one fateful encounter could tear it apart -- and force Kathleen to make a choice between the family that needs her and the needs of her own heart.

Texas! Sage

Jilted by her fiancé, Sage Taylor reluctantly accepts the help of handsome drifter Harlan Boyd when her family business gets in deep financial straits, and the two of them try to keep their passions at bay, but fate has a different idea in mind.

Unlaced

Four authors of erotic romance present wild and irresistibly dangerous fantasies in this sensational anthology of lust and lingerie.

The Dating Games #3: Double Date

The girls of the DG have found that through the club, both their friendships and their dating savvy have grown. But all that is about to be put to the test. Despite their promises of secrecy, word has somehow gotten out, and new girls want to join the club. The reaction in the DG is mixed, but with the Christmas Ball coming up, they need to pull together to organize their double dates. The trouble is, how can they get guys interested in a dance that's become increasingly unpopular?

Megan

A golden wedding usually means a family celebration.

But the Hardaway sisters drifted apart years ago. And each has her own reason for wanting no part of a family reunion. As plans for the party proceed, tensions mount, until it even begins to look as if their parents' marriage might fall apart before the big event. Can the daughters put aside old hurts and betrayals—for the sake of the family?

Amaryllis

Amaryllis Lark is one of the best psychic detectives on St. Helen's, the earth colony recently cut off from the mother planet, yet not so very different from home. . . . Lucas Trent, the rugged head of Lodestar Exploration, isn't keen on the prim type--and from her crisp business suit to her cool evaluation of his request to bust a corporate thief, beautiful Amaryllis is excruciatingly proper. But when a bold hunch heats up into a twisting murder investigation, by-the-book Amaryllis must let her guard down and break some rules--and a red-hot love affair ignites. Now, as they race to solve a puzzle of deadly intrigue, no power--otherworldly or otherwise--can keep them apart!

Zinnia

Ever since a false tabloid story ruined her reputation and her interior design business, Zinnia Spring has been labeled the "Scarlet Lady" of St. Helen's. Now, headstrong Zinnia makes a living using her psychic abilities--a highly prized skill that attracts the attention of another planetary outcast, Nick Chastain. The rough-edged casino owner craves what he doesn't have-- respectability--and he enlists Zinnia to help find his father's journal and dig up answers to his own mysterious past. Zinnia doesn't have to be psychic to know what else Nick wants; soon they're reaching the electrifying heights of ecstasy-- and danger. For when a ruthless killer crosses their search, it will take everything in their power to keep their feet on terra firma and survive a deadly trap!

Charmed

Four enchanting Halloween tales of love, enchantment, psychic powers, ghostly hauntings, and magical spells feature the work of Jayne Ann Krentz, Julie Beard, Lori Foster, and Eileen Weeks.

The Marine and the Debutante

When Lisa, billionaire heiress, travels to the Middle East to go shopping, she is kidnapped and held in the desert. Rescued by Travis, a marine from a recon team, Lisa soon finds herself infuriated by his rudeness. Travis, on the other hand, is quickly fed up with the spoiled woman, who has yet to show any sign of gratitude toward him for saving her life. When the recon chopper leaves the two stranded in the desert, they will be forced to spend the next few days together, and something is going to have to give!

What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day

After a decade of luxe living in Atlanta, Ava Johnson has returned to tiny Idlewild, Michigan -- her fabulous career and power plans smashed to bits on one dark truth: Ava has tested positive for HIV. Bur rather than a sorrowful end, her homecoming is a new beginning. Because, in the ten-plus years since she left, all the problems of the big city have invaded the sleepy community of her childhood. Because dear friends and family sorely need her help in the face of impending trouble and tragedy, and Ava cannot turn her back on them. And because, most importantly, Ava Johnson is inexplicably and undeniably falling in love.

Reflections in Time

When Renata begins to have trouble sleeping, she decides hypnotism is the answer to her problem. But when the doctor puts her under, she finds herself back in 1880's Louisiana--about to be married to Nathan Blue, a man hampered by Victorian morals. Nonetheless, Renata vowed that nothing would keep her from loving the most exciting man she'd known in 100 years.

Journey End

Dr. Kari Lunne is ready to leave London in order to fulfill her dream of practicing medicine in the third world. On a last walk on Hampstead Heath, Kari and her dog bump into Mr. Tall, Dark and Mysterious and are catapulted four hundred years into the past - to Tudor England. Somewhere in the twenty-fourth century, maverick historian Aidan Torrance plans to make good his mistake by picking up the annoying woman-and her dog-and depositing them back into their own time, like a wrongly directed parcel. He has the technology. It should be simple. Aidan does not reckon on Kari's strong will. Kari does not expect to have to make choices that threaten her whole future. Neither of them expects to find love and happiness with someone far removed from their own space and time. Lovers meeting after a wild ride through time.

The Cinderella Deal

Sometimes the one who shows up with the slipper isn't the prince you were expecting. Jennifer Crusie brings humor and storytelling magic to this modern-day romance about a match with a dubious beginning --- that is destined for a fairy-tale ending. Daisy Flattery is a free spirit with a soft spot for strays and a weakness for a good story. Why else would she agree to the outrageous charade offered by her buttoned-down workaholic neighbor, Linc Blaise? The history professor needs a makeshift fiancée to secure his dream job, and Daisy needs a short-term gig to support her painting career. And so the Cinderella Deal is born: Daisy will transform herself into Linc's prim-and-proper fiancée, and at the stroke of midnight they will part ways, no glass slippers attached. But something funny happens on their way to make-believe bliss, as a fake engagement unexpectedly spirals into an actual wedding. Now, with Linc and Daisy married and under one roof, what started as a game begins to feel real --- and the people who seem so wrong for each other realize they may truly be just right.

Don't Look Down

Recruited to finish a four-day action movie shoot, commercial director Lucy Armstrong finds the job challenged by egomaniacal actors, her stunt director ex-husband, and a would-be killer.

Wild Ride

When Mary Alice Brannigan comes home to Ohio to restore the Dreamland amusement park, she doesn't expect to fall in love with a clown. Nor does she expect to find that she's the newest recruit in the Guardia, an elite team of demon fighters formed centuries before to guard the five Untouchables, the most powerful demons in the history of the world, now imprisoned right there in Dreamland.

Agnes and the Hitman

Rescued during a break-in by an unlikely hit man who has been directed by the mob to protect her, food writer Cranky Agnes finds her situation further complicated by a missing cache of money that becomes a key factor in a Southern mafia wedding.

Charlie All Night

Dumped by her boyfriend and demoted from WBBB's prime-time spot, radio producer Allie McGuffy has nowhere to go but up. She plans to make her comeback by turning temporary DJ Charlie Tenniel into a household name. And if he's willing to help cure her breakup blues with a rebound fling, that's an added bonus.

Crazy for You

A romantic comedy in Ohio on Quinn McKenzie, whose live-in boyfriend, Bill, does not like dogs and takes her newly adopted one to the pound. Quinn's answer is to recuperate the dog and send Bill to the dogs. Now free of emotional attachment she sets her sights on Nick, her sister's ex-husband. Nick is not interested in new attachments and the game of love is on.

Getting Rid of Bradley

A contemporary romance follows Lucy Savage as she goes up against her cheating ex-husband, recovers from a horrid dye job that has left her hair green, and joins forces with sexy cop Zack Warren when someone tries to kill her.

Maybe This Time

North Archer, Andie Miller's ex-husband, asks her to become the guardian of two orphans who have driven out three nannies already--and live in a haunted house! What follows is a hilarious adventure in exorcism, including a self-doubting parapsychologist, an annoyed medium, her Tarot-card reading mother, an avenging ex-mother-in-law, and, of course, her jealous fiancé. And just when Andie thinks things couldn't get more complicated, North shows up on the doorstep making her wonder if "maybe this time" things could be different between them.

Bliss

Hannah Van Evan was a young American who wished to learn about the world and to make her way in it. She was determined to improve herself, but was often baffled by exclusive turn-of-the-century high society. Nardi de Saint Vallier was a gifted young Frenchman of noble blood who had given up his passion for sculpting. Hell-bent on self destruction, he resigned himself to a life without beauty--and an engagement without love.

Stolen Moments

With ebony hair and bottomless eyes, Seth Gantry was the kind of man Olivia "Levi" McCord's father warned her about--and the last man on earth she'd ever fall for. Especially after the sinewy cowboy kidnapped her.

Seth claimed to be her bodyguard and that he needed to take her to a safe house. But when the Montana mountain cabin blows up, he becomes all that stands between Levi and an untimely death. Running for their lives and with no one to trust, Levi is at the mercy of the sexiest man she'd ever met. Suddenly she isn’t certain whether the real danger comes from the killer on her trail…or the virile cowboy who's vowed to keep her alive.

Always Look Twice

Ex-military intelligence officer Mark Callahan must join forces with his estranged wife and ex-team member, Annabelle Monroe, when members of his former unit are murdered--a tentative alliance that leads to danger, betrayal, and desire.

Give Him the Slip

When a random act of kindness places her in the path of a relentless killer, Maddie Kincaid, running for her life, gets help from DEA agent Luke "Sin" Callahan who convinces her to come clean and come into his bed.

Her Scoundrel

Jake Kimball lures Kat McBride with a dream she believed lost forever, and tempts her with the chance to change her bad luck.

Her Outlaw

The tables turn on thief Dair MacRae, a.k.a. the notorious Highland Reiver, when he attempts to rob beautiful widow Emma McBride Tate, who, in turn, steals his heart and leads him on a merry adventure from England to Scotland, and finally home to Texas.

My Big Old Texas Heartache

Dear Friends and Neighbors: How did life become so complicated? One minute I'm dating the hottest man in Dallas and the next I'm back in Cedar Dell, Texas, surrounded by grannies, gossip, and green bean casserole -- and helping my dad recuperate from a car accident. Did I happen to mention that I caused a scandal in town when I got pregnant at seventeen? No one has ever forgiven me -- not my hard-hearted father, my brother Mr. Perfect, or my pregnant-for-the-first-time-at-forty sister who's gone totally hormonal. As if this weren't enough, who should also be back in town but Max Cooper, the former high school football star, who is my teenage son's father. And now he wants to date me?!Who ever thought that so many new horizons and second chances would open for me during one long, hot Texas summer? -Kate

My Long Tall Texas Heartthrob

Arriving in the small town of Cedar Dell, Texas, to help her sister Chloe, Tess Anderson finds herself with her twin infant nieces to care for, and only her sister's sexy landlord, Nicholas Sutherland, around to lend a hand.

Never Say Never

When a stalkers threat sends photographer Torie Bradshaw fleeing for her life, she can think of only one safe haven: Matt Callahan, the sexy government operative who had saved her once before. Matt can't believe it when Torie invades his Texas home. But when the situation explodes, Matt must team with Torie to uncover the identity of a killer.

Simmer All Night

When the daughter of socially prominent Texans wins a chili cookoff, her parents pack her off to live with her grandfather in England.

The Wedding Raffle

Never trust a widow woman wearing a yellow dress -- that's that Captain Luke Prescott thinks when honor Duvall, a vision in yellow muslin, steps outside the bastrop Hotel to conduct the raffle drawing that has all of Texas talking. Mystery follows this thrice-widowed beauty like the hazy shadows of a summer night, and Luke, a renowned ex-Texas Ranger and bona fide hero, finds his professional suspicions aroused -- among other things.

The Wedding Ransom

Gentleman Rafe Malone, the slickest thief in Texas, finds himself searching for buried pirate treasure in order to save lovely Maggie St. John's home--and steal her heart.

The Loner

Cursed by tragedy, Logan Grey vows to live his life alone. But his willpower is tested by the alluring Caroline Kilpatrick. Caroline knows treasure waits within Black Shadow Canyon--and it's not Geronimo's Gold. Desperate, she makes Logan an offer he can't refuse--and together they battle outlaws, danger and desire...

Rekindled

New York Times bestselling author Barbara Delinsky Presents two of her classic stories Flip Side of Yesterday and Lilac Awakening.

Flip Side of Yesterday Sometimes life gives us a second chance to find the one thing we thought we'd lost forever. Lilac Awakening The darkest secrets are no match for the passions of a lover's heart.

Secret of the Stone

Paige Mattheson is a fiercely independent sculptor who enjoys her quiet life on Marblehead. She doesn't miss having a man around and doesn't hear her biological clock ticking. Jesse Dallas is a playboy film editor severely damaged by his prostitute mother and absentee father. He doesn't want anyone or need anyone so when he meets Paige, they're the perfect couple.

The Blessing

A hard-driving businessman sees love with new eyes when a sweet young widow and her son change his life -- and his heart -- forever.
Wealthy corporate genius Jason Wilding reluctantly takes a break from his high-powered world to visit his hometown of Abernathy, Kentucky. As a favor to his physician brother David, he finds himself spending one week as a live-in baby-sitter in the ramshackle home of Amy Thompkins, who has captured David's heart. Courting the whimsical, artistic Amy has been difficult with her adorable but demanding baby, Max, in tow, and Jason's help is just what David needs.
But stepping into Amy's patched-together world has the most remarkable effect -- on Jason.... Amy's joy for life, her love for her son, and her sparkling humor are irresistible -- and tiny Max adores Jason beyond reason. Soon, the enigmatic CEO is thawing. And his newfound smile reminds Amy of a Mount Rushmore monument finally cracking up -- in the best possible way.

High Tide

A rising star at a Manhattan corporation, Fiona Burkenhalter is a New Yorker through and through, with a New Yorker's disdain for anywhere but the city's bustling streets. When her boss inexplicably sends her to handle a new account in the Florida Everglades, it may as well be another planet to city slicker Fiona. But this is no ordinary business meeting: Fiona is to join her client on a rustic fishing expedition, accompanied by a guide with the larger-than-life name of Ace Montgomery.

More than a little steamed at this detour from the executive fast track, Fiona never imagined that she'd embarked on the wildest adventure of her life -- or that the rough-hewn, undeniably handsome Ace Montgomery from the Southern backwoods would become

Wild Orchids

Since his wife's death, world-famous author Ford Newcombe has lived a solitary life, void of creativity -- or love. Then Jackie Maxwell tears down the walls of his isolated world with her sassy wit and fierce intelligence. Ford's heart is touched by his vivacious assistant -- and his imagination sparked by her knowledge of a strange story that drives them to a small North Carolina town brimming with secrets. There, they will trace the mystery of a woman said to have loved the devil himself...and discover not only the truth about a crime from the past -- but a passion that holds the promise of a new life together.

After the Kiss

A Notorious Gentleman . . .

Sullivan Waring wants only two things: his rightful inheritance, and revenge against the man who stole it from him. By day, Sullivan is the most respected horse breeder in England; by night, he plunders the ton's most opulent homes to reclaim his late mother's beautiful paintings. His quest is going swimmingly . . . until the night he's discovered by Lady Isabel Chalsey. Clad only in a revealing nightdress, she's an entrancingly different kind of plunder, and how can a thief resist stealing a kiss?

A Curious Lady . . .

Surprised by a masked man in her own home, Isabel should be quaking with fear. Instead the sight of the sinfully handsome Sullivan makes her tremble with excitement. Who is this man, and why is he so set on this reckless pursuit? Lady Isabel loves a challenge, and she'll dare anything to uncover Sullivan's secret--but she may instead convince him that she is the greatest prize of all.

Always a Scoundrel

Lord Bramwell Johns, the second son of a duke, is an unrepentant scoundrel. Now that his two closest friends are disgustingly ensconced in domestic bliss, Bram is feeling strangely restless. And not even relieving London's least deserving artistocrats of their ill-gotten jewels is enough--until the night he overhears an argument. It seems that Lady Rosamund Davies is about to be forced into marriage with a rogue even worse than himself.

Rose is well aware of Bram's scandalous reputation, so any reason for his sudden interest in her is suspect; more so since he's close friends with the man about to ruin her family! She has her own plan though, and Bram may be just what she requires--as long as she remembers that he is only looking out for himself. As long as she remembers that his kisses and caresses don't mean anything. As long as she can keep from wondering whether she can trust a scoundrel . . . with her heart.

Before the Scandal

Colonel Phineas Bromley is a legend---on the battlefield and in the bedroom. Though he's won many wars, and even more hearts, nothing could prepare him for his new life. When Phin discovers that someone has been pushing his family toward ruin, he assumes the role of a legendary highwayman. Riding out in the middle of the night, hidden behind a mask, Phin heads straight into trouble . . . and into the arms of the ravishing girl next door. Coming face-to-face with a masked man did not frighten Alyse Donnelly as it should have. Instead, she finds him rather dashing. But her foolish heart has led her into trouble before, and helping a fugitive may mean jeopardizing her own plans, no matter how enticing his kisses. Now, as the danger grows, Alyse must make a choice between freedom . . . and the chance for true love.

A Beginner's Guide to Rakes

All of London is abuzz with the return of the utterly alluring, recently widowed Diane Benchley. Will she remarry? What will she do with her late husband's fortune? Sociey is shocked by her announcement--at the Grand Ball, of all places!--that she plans to open an exclusive gentleman's gaming club in the family mansion. But no one is more stunned than the Marquis of Haybury, Oliver Warren.

Years ago, Oliver and Diane shared a private indiscretion. Now Diane threatens to reveal Oliver's most ungentlemanly secrets...unless he agrees to help her. A notorious gambler--and rake--Oliver is overqualified to educate Diane in the ways and means of running her establishment. But striking a deal with Diane might just be the biggest risk Oliver has ever taken. This time, the only thing he has to lose is his heart...

Don't Look Down

Retiring from a life of crime as part of a promise to her lover, British billionaire Rick Addison, master thief Samantha Jellicoe turns her talents to starting a new security business, but she soon discovers that her new career may be more dangerous than her previous one when her first client turns up dead and she becomes the prime suspect in the crime.

Rules of an Engagement

For proper young ladies, good behavior has always been the rule. Captain Bradshaw Carroway loves the seafaring life though he'd rather be battling brigands than his current assignment of ferrying a boatload of spoiled aristocrats. One passenger, however, has caught his eye: a bewitching young minx who definitely distracts him from the rules of shipboard decorum. Some rules, of course, are meant to be broken. Miss Zephyr Ponsley has traveled the world, but she's completely innocent in the ways of love. She's never learned to dance or flirt. But scientific observation has taught her that the laws of attraction have no rules, and that no adventure, on land or sea, is more dangerous or delicious than passion!

Sin and Sensibility

Unfortunately Eleanor Griffin has three strapping brothers to frighten away any beau they deem unsuitable. She knows she's expected to marry eventually -- probably to some staid, crusty old lord -- but until that dark day dawns, Nell intends to enjoy herself. However, brother Sebastian, Duke of Melbourne, isn't about to let his sister run completely wild, and asks his best friend, the Marquis of Deverill, to keep a close eye on the spirited lovely.

Sins of a Duke

Lust is a Sin . . .

Sebastian Griffin, the Duke of Melbourne, has raised his younger siblings, seen to it that they made correct matches, and basically kept everyone in line. Seen as the most powerful man in England, Sebastian has a reputation for propriety and has maintained a scandal-free life.

Until now.

Josefina Katarina Embry is a beauty, to be sure, but she claims to be the princess of a faraway country. While she dazzles the ton with her wit and charm, Sebastian suspects she's up to something. And he's determined to expose her . . . if only he wasn't so distracted by her brazen sensuality and the irresistible allure of her kiss. Sebastian knows an affair will lead them into scandal, but will the most powerful man in England risk all for a princess of dubious lineage . . . or will he allow a most sinful desire to rule his heart?

Dangerous

Separated forever from her reckless lover, Emmett Bradigan, by a terrible fire, Lexi Sinclair finds herself alone and without money just after giving birth to their child, and she is forced to turn to Emmett's wealthy, powerful twin brother, Yale, for help.

Viking

Preparing to film a Viking epic, movie star Marcello is transported back to Viking times, where he becomes a king caught between two warring tribes and meets a beautiful, captive French princess, who happens to resemble his real-life love

Jamie

Carrying a naked woman up a mountain in a driving storm-- now there's a way for a man to start the day. But for Jamie, the unconscious redhead in his arms is an intruder, one who could bring him harm. He has his reasons for hiding out in this mountain cabin; for keeping his emotions hidden; for never, ever getting too close to anyone. And he's not about to stop now

Her Eyewitness

Her Alibi...
Blinded in the line of duty, police officer Collin Cash received a transplant to regain his eyesight- and woke to a vision of murder. He alone knew that the beautiful woman accused of the crime was innocent - but who would believe he was an eyewitness?

And Lover?
Sydney Green had never met this man who knew more about her than a stranger should. But one look in his bedroom eyes, and she knew just where she wanted him. With a killer stalking her, Sydney had to accept Collin's protection. His secrets would save her - if only she could resist the heat simmering in his strangely familiar eyes...

Snow Fire

When Stone learns that the beautiful woman he rescued has lost her memory, he claims to be her husband, hoping to win her heart before she regains her memory.

A Mermaid's Kiss

The angelic Jonah has been battling the Dark Ones for centuries. But his noble spirit has begun to tire with the weight of war allowing a Dark One to strike a blow that severs his wings and knocks him into the sea. Anna is a Daughter of Arianne, a direct descendant of the mermaid of legend. Anna's longing for love compels her to risk her very life to protect and hide the fallen Jonah. And the longer Jonah delays his return to the heavens, the more Anna's secret passions are tempted. But as she falls more in love with him, Anna wonders if she's destined to lose her heart and her dreams to save Jonah's soul.

A Witch's Beauty

Mina is the daughter of an unholy union--a mermaid taken by one of the malevolent Dark Ones. While helping to rescue Prime Legion Commander Jonah, she exposed herself as a potentially dangerous weapon, susceptible to the darkness in her own blood. Now, for the general good, Jonah has angels watching over her... Though Mina is resistant to being protected, her attitude begins to change when David, the human-born angel, is awarded the duty. Looking into his eyes, she can sense that he too knows what it means to fight the darkness within. But--as their passion threatens to take over--will it lead them to Heaven or Hell?

The Demon's Daughter

It's Inspector Adrian Philips's job to keep the peace between humans and demons in Avvar. Part demon, part human, he's hated by both sides. But when he meets Roxanne, a fellow outcast, he finds in her everything his soul needs--and his body yearns for. The question is, will the exquisite pleasure they find together be worth the dangerous wrath of their enemies?

Hunting Midnight

After he's betrayed by his longtime lover, Ulric-the leader of a pack of shape-shifting immortals-takes to the streets of Bridesmere. It is there that he introduces an innocent young maiden to the sensuous delights of searing passion. But will he grant her immortality, or will he cast her from his life and send her back to the treacherous world beyond the caves?

Velvet Glove

Audrey realizes she's in over her head when she gets embroiled with icy cool banker, Sterling. His ideas of adult fun are more than she can handle, so she packs her bags and walks out of his luxury Florida apartment, heading back to Washington DC in search of a regular life with a regular guy. But for a girl like Audrey, this is not as easy as it sounds.

Kiss Me While I Sleep

It's a job that makes a killing. Efficient, professional, and without apology, Lily Mansfield is a hired assassin, working as a contract agent for the CIA. Her targets are the powerful and corrupt, those who can't be touched by the law.

Now, after nineteen years of service, Lily has been drawn into a dangerous game that hasn't been sanctioned, seeking vengeance for her own reasons. Each move bolder than the next, she is compromising her superiors, drawing unwanted attention, and endangering her very life. Though stress and shock have made her feel somewhat invincible and a little cocky, Lily knows that she too can be taken out in an instant. And if it's her time, so be it. She intends to go down fighting.

Angel in a Red Dress

Starlit Surrender throbs with excitement when a spirited nymph is totally captivated by an arrogant, lusty womanizer whose touch alone can melt her heart.

Beast

An exquisite American heiress, Louise Vandermeer is beautiful, brilliant. . . and bored-which is why she has agreed to a daring adventure: to travel across the ocean to marry an aristocrat abroad. Rumor has it her intended is a hideous cad-a grim prospect that propels her into a passionate, reckless affair with a compelling stranger she never sees in the light of day.

Lisa

Lisa Hardaway - youngest of the sisters - has come home under protest. Her new life, far away from Hurricane Beach and her family, had allowed her to put her past - and her secret - behind her. But now everything's out of control. Her parents are threatening to divorce, her ex-husband is marrying her sister and worst of all, she keeps running into Matt Connell, the man of her nightmares...and of her dreams.

A Perfect Groom

Proud of his reputation as a rogue, Justin Sterling intends to be the first to bed "The Unattainable"--The Season's most luscious debutante. However, he never expected the enchantress in question to be Arabella Templeton, who once stole his heart and owns it still.

High Intensity

A handsome and seductive physicist and his beautiful partner join forces to explore the mysteries of science and of passion, in a sensual romance set in modern-day Martha's Vineyard.

The Girl Least Likely To... /The Deputy Gets Her Man

When Hallie Brewer left home seven years ago, she swore she’d never return. She was an accident waiting to happen as a kid, earning her the nickname Horrible Hallie. Leaving Sandy Bend was the only way to escape her past. But now she’s back…and is having a doozy of a time convincing people she’s changed! Her only wish? That her high school crush, Steve Whitman, would see her as something more than Horrible Hallie…

Dead after Dark

A collection of four paranormal romance novellas features Sherrilyn Kenyon's "Shadow of the Moon," in which Angelia is forced into an uneasy alliance with her enemy, Fury, and his werewolf clan in order to protect her people.

Animal Dreams

"Animals dream about the things they do in the day time just like people do. If you want sweet dreams, you've got to live a sweet life." So says Loyd Peregrina, a handsome Apache trainman and latter-day philosopher. But when Codi Noline returns to her hometown, Loyd's advice is painfully out of her reach. Dreamless and at the end of her rope, Codi comes back to Grace, Arizona to confront her past and face her ailing, distant father. What the finds is a town threatened by a silent environmental catastrophe, some startling clues to her own identity, and a man whose view of the world could change the course of her life.

Rainshadow Road

Lucy Marinn is stunned and blindsided when her fiancé Kevin leaves her. His new lover is Lucy's own sister. Facing the severe disapproval of Lucy's parents, Kevin asks his friend, Sam Nolan to "romance" Lucy and hopefully loosen her up and get her over her anger. Complications ensue when Sam and Lucy begin to fall in love.

Secrets of a Summer Night

Desperate to save her family from ruin, Annabelle Peyton plans to use her beauty and wit to marry a wealthy aristocrat. But her plans are undermined by the intriguing Simon Hunt, who offers seduction but not marriage.

Dawn in Eclipse Bay

Nothing was ever simple between a Madison and a Harte. The feud that had divided their families still simmered. Now, only months after their siblings' wedding, Lilian Harte and Gabe Madison are at each other's throats.

Successful CEO Gabe had insisted on becoming a client of Lilian's matchmaking service. And after five disastrous dates, Lilian is at her wit's end. If she hadn't already decided to close her business and move home to Eclipse Bay, Gabe would have been the final straw. But when she finds Gabe at her door demanding she fulfill their business contract, the sparks between them suddenly turn personal. Once again, Eclipse Bay will witness a showdown--between a relentless Madison and an irresistible Harte...

Accidental Baby

When Jo had problems, she always turned to Declan Rafferty. He was gorgeous, sexy and highly eligible—but to Jo he was simply her best friend. So, crying on his shoulder after a failed romance, Jo was shocked to find herself wanting more from Declan than friendly words of advice. She wanted him to make love to her—and he seemed to want the same!

But their one stolen night had unexpected consequences. Jo was pregnant, and not at all sure how Declan would react! Declan, however, had no doubts at all. They would get married, for the baby's sake….

Australian Nights

Two hunks from Down Under discover the power of love when they unexpectedly meet their future mate.

Keeper of the Heart

In search of a true and gentle love, fiery Shanelle Ly-San-Ter flees the lustful advances of the blue-eyed barbarian who has been chosen as her lifemate, confused and frightened by the fevered yearnings the handsome brute has awakened in her innocent soul.

A warrior, virile and magnificent Falon Vanyer is overwhelmed with intense desire for the spirited beauty who has vowed never to be his. And though the heavens themselves conspire against him, he will pursue his sensuous prize, and brave any peril to conquer and claim the keeper of his heart.

The Present

As the entire Malory family gathers at Haverston to celebrate the season, a mysterious present arrives anonymously. The gift is an old journal -- a tender and tempestuous account of the love affair between the second Marquis, Christopher Malory, and a dark gypsy beauty named Anastasia, who seeks a love match with a non-gypsy in order to save herself from a prearranged marriage to a brute. Though the dashing English lord Anastasia sets her sight upon burns for the exquisite, exotic miss, Christopher could never consent to wed such a lowborn lady. But miracles have been known to happen in this season of peace and giving and love, as two extraordinary people seperated by cicumstance of birth begin a passionate dance of will and wiles. And in the miraculous blossoming of a glorious romance at a long ago Christmastime, there are wise and well-learned lessons that will enrich the hearts of the Malory descendants -- and, indeed, of everyone who has ever dreamed.

Pillow Chase

A hot couples' resort promising all sorts of naughty seduction is the perfect setting for a passionate reunion. And Lieutenant Commander Troy Knight is set to indulge in his favorite under-the-covers ops. His target? Long time lover Miranda. But his plans for sizzling adventure threaten to fizzle with her cool response. He needs a new strategy to get under her defenses.

Autumn Lover

Returning to her Nevada ranch at the Civil War's end, Elyssa Sutton finds it picked bare by scavengers and coveted by determined men. Yet the proud young woman vows never again to abandon her Ruby Mountain home--though it means enlisting the aid of a dark and dangerous stranger who lives for revenge alone.

Hunter Maxwell has suffered from the savagery of outlaws and the faithlessness of a woman. And he will trust no female--nor will he rest until the raiders who destroyed his family pay for their crimes.

To the Ends of the Earth

Photographer Cat Cochran has been to exotic places most people only dream about. Yet all she wants is to get her life in order. One last assignment and she can put her past behind her, forgetting about her heart's disastrous misadventures. But first she must photograph the mysterious ship designer T.H. Danvers.

Travis Danvers is dangerous--a millionaire with an athlete's body, an enigmatic charmer capable of breaking down Cat's well-constructed defenses with a buccaneer's arrogance and flourish. She knows she must resist him, for experience has taught her that pain is the eventual price of the pleasure to be found in the arms of such a man. But on the high seas, it's easy for Cat to throw caution to the wind and heed the whispers of sensual sirens telling her to abandon all caution-- and surrender to a passion only Travis can offer.

Back on Blossom Street

There's a new shop on Seattle's Blossom Street--a flower store called Susannah's Garden, right next door to A Good Yarn. Susannah Nelson, the owner, has just hired a young widow named Colette Blake. A couple of months earlier, Colette had abruptly quit her previous job--after a brief affair with her boss. To her dismay, he's suddenly begun placing weekly orders for flower arrangements!

Susannah and Colette both join Lydia Goetz's new knitting class. Lydia's previous classes have forged lasting friendships, and this one is no exception. But Lydia and her sister, Margaret, have worries of their own. Margaret's daughter, Julia, has been the victim of a random carjacking, and the entire family is thrown into emotional chaos.

Then there's Alix Townsend. Her wedding to Jordan Turner is only months away--but she's not sure she can go through with it. Her love forJordan isn't in question; what she can't handleis the whole wedding extravaganza engineered by her mentor, Jacqueline, with the enthusiastic cooperation of her future mother-in-law. A reception at the country club and hundreds of guests she's never even met--it's just not Alix.

Like everyone else in Lydia's knitting class, Alix knows there's a solution to every problem...and that another woman can usually help you find it!

The Snow Bride

While journeying to Alaska to marry a man she met on the Internet, Jenna Walsh is kidnapped by Reed Kenner, a fellow passenger, who will do anything to prove that she is making the biggest mistake of her life.

Susannah's Garden

Fifty-year-old Susannah Nelson returns to her childhood home and to the garden she has always loved, where she discovers that some paths were meant to be taken and others were meant to be buried forever.

Twenty Wishes

What do you want most in the world?

What Anne Marie Roche wants is to find happiness again. At thirty-eight, she's childless, a recent widow, alone. She owns a successful bookstore on Seattle's Blossom Street, but despite her accomplishments, there's a feeling of emptiness.

On Valentine's Day, Anne Marie and several other widows get together to celebrate...a sense of hope. They each begin a list of twenty wishes--including things they'd always wanted to do but never did.

Some of the items on Anne Marie's list: learning to knit, falling in love again, doing good for someone else. When she volunteers at a local school, an eight-year-old girl named Ellen enters her life. It's a relationship that becomes far more involving--and far more important--than Anne Marie had ever imagined.

As Ellen helps Anne Marie complete her list, they both learn that wishes can come true...but not necessarily in the way you expect!

Angel's Rest

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 the power of second chances? Dare he trust in the promise of a future and a brand-new family here in Eternity Springs?

Heartache Falls

Married for more than twenty years, and with her children out of the nest, Ali Timberlake has come to Eternity Springs alone. She's looking for answers to heartbreaking questions and searching for something that's missing deep within herself. Taking a lease on the Bristlecone Café in pursuit of a lifelong dream, Ali feels revitalized as she becomes part of this charming mountain town. But a big piece of her is still back in Denver with her husband, Mac, a successful judge and a man who isn't going to let the woman he loves leave without a fight.

Hummingbird Lake

Haunted by painful memories, pediatric surgeon Sage Anderson gives up medicine and moves to Eternity Springs. There she finds a place to call home, but even her newfound success as a gifted artist isn't enough to keep her nightmares at bay. Colt Rafferty is about to change all that.

Eternity Springs is a refuge for Colt, a place to ground himself when the stress of investigating tragedies takes its toll. He has come here for a little R & R, but instead of relaxing, he finds himself fascinated by the mysterious redhead whose secrets beg to be discovered--a beauty running from her past, a heartsick woman in desperate need of the sweet sanctuary of a devoted man's embrace. And he is just the man to show her the true path to peace--by offering her the healing power of love.

Perfect Sin

"PERFECT PLAN"
He was the ultimate rake.
But Randall Clayton, 7th Duke of Beldon, harbors a hidden motive for seducing the fiery haired, passionate Caitlin Harmon. Rand is on a mission to find a murderer...and it's leading straight to Caitlin's father.
"PERFECT SEDUCTION"
She was the ultimate temptation.
Cait Harmon, the feisty, intellectual daughter of an American adventurer, is certain she will never fall in love. But one dance with the powerful, compelling Duke of Beldon and Cait's heart is lost forever.
"PERFECT SIN"
Theirs was the ultimate love.
They were the talk of London, until passion and betrayal tore them apart. Now Rand must embark on the quest of a lifetime: proving to Caitlin that love is the most powerful treasure of all.

Whirlwind

When a body is uncovered on the lodge grounds, the community begins to piece together the truth about Tyler's first family, and a secret hidden for forty years threatens to tear the town apart.

Something Borrowed

Personal trainer Mallory Benning walked down the aisle once impulsively, and it was a disaster. Little wonder she's exercising caution with the new man who's suddenly appeared in her life, gorgeous Cash Champagne. Why, she's even "borrowed" her twin sister's identity in order to scope him out!

Remember When

When multinational tycoon Cole Harrison approaches her on a moonlit balcony at the White Orchid Charity Ball, Diana Foster has no idea how life-changing the night ahead will be. The most lavish social event of the Houston season had brought out Texas aristocracy in glittering array but Diana only agreed to attend to save face after reading about her fiancé leaving her for an Italian heiress in a sleazy gossip magazine. Her Beautiful Living magazine is her family's success story, and Diana knows that as a single, childless, and suddenly unengaged woman, she is not living up to its lucrative image of upscale domestic tranquility. But when she spots the pride of Dallas billionaires, Cole Harrison, closing in on her with two crystal flutes and a bottle of champagne, she has no idea that he has ulterior motives for seducing her tonight. And he certainly has no idea that a match made in what he considers logic's heaven might be headed straight for an unexpected, once-in-a-lifetime love.

Point Blank

The members of the Sisterhood always stand together, and that includes aiding and protecting the men in their lives. Yoko's partner Harry Wong has received a phone call from his old schoolmate Jun Yu. Jun Yu resided at the same temple where Harry's daughter Lily was training, but they were all forced to evacuate. Jun Yu's managed to get his son out, but Lily is missing. And now Jun is trusting Harry to guard the most precious things in his life, his wife Ling and their two children, whom he has smuggled to America.

High Country Bride

Tired of waiting for his sons to settle down, Arizona-territory rancher Angus McKettrick announces a competition: the first son to marry and produce a grandchild will inherit Triple M ranch. Now, three distinctly different, equally determined cowboys are searching high and low for brides.

Shotgun Bride

One ranch. Three sons. Only one will inherit...and on one condition. Tired of waiting for his sons to settle down, Arizona-territory rancher Angus McKettrick announces a competition: the first son to marry and produce a grandchild will inherit Triple M ranch. Now, three distinctly different, equally determined cowboys are searching high and low for brides.

Kade McKettrick's got five mail-order brides-to-be camped out at the local hotel, all more than eager to provide him with the heir that will win him the Triple M ranch. But Kade, the newly appointed marshal, has his hands full with a troublesome outlaw gang. Why, then, is he so easily distracted by pretty "Sister Mandy"--who most assuredly is not the nun she claims to be? On the run from her outlaw stepfather, Mandy Sperrin hides beneath her solemn disguise, and vows to keep her wild, passionate nature from the respectable citizens of Indian Rock. Yet when the handsome marshal makes it clear that he wants her, Mandy gives in to her heated desires...

Sweetgrass

Sweetgrass is a historical tract of land in South Carolina that has been home to the Blakely family for eight generations. But Sweetgrass -- named for the indigenous grass that grows in the area -- is in trouble. Bulldozers are leveling surrounding properties, and the Blakelys could be forced to sell the one thing that continues to hold their disintegrating family together. For some of the Blakelys, the prospect of selling Sweetgrass is bittersweet -- for others, it is completely unimaginable. But as they find the strength to stay and fight, they realize that their bond as a family is all they need to stay together.

First Lady

How does the most famous woman in the world hide in plain sight? The beautiful young widow of the President of the United States thought she was free of the White House, but circumstances have forced her back into the role of First Lady. Not for long, however, because she's made up her mind to escape -- if only for a few days -- so she can live the life of an ordinary person. All she needs is the perfect disguise . . . and she's just found it.

Glitter Baby

Fleur Savagar is the most beautiful woman in the world--to everyone but herself. With her oversized hands and paddle-boat feet, her streaky blond hair and funny green eyes, she lives a life filled with secrets that began before she was born. That was when her bewitching mother left home to find James Dean and met Errol Flynn instead. Now Fleur has to grow up quickly, and life won't make that easy. Jake Koranda is both New York's most brilliant playwright and Hollywood's hottest actor. Difficult, talented, and tormented, he has no patience for international glamour girls, not even ones with beautiful bodies and smart-aleck mouths. But there's more to the Glitter Baby than shine, and Fleur's tougher than Jake expects. Even with the odds stacked against her, she's fiercely determined to discover the woman she's destined to be. An ugly duckling who can't believe she's turned into a swan--a tough-guy movie star with a haunted past. In a land of broken dreams, can two unlikely lovers trust their hearts?

Nobody's Baby but Mine

Genius physics professor Dr. Jane Darlington desperately wants a baby.

But finding a father won't be easy. Jane's super-intelligence made her feel like a freak when she was growing up, and she's determined to spare her own child that suffering. Which means she must find someone very special to father her child. Someone very . . . well . . . stupid.

Cal Bonner, the Chicago Stars legendary quarterback, seems like the perfect choice. But his champion good looks and down-home ways are deceiving. Dr. Jane learns too late that this good ol' boy is a lot smarter than he lets on--and he's not about to be used and abandoned by a brainy, baby-mad schemer.

A brilliant, lonely woman who dreams only of motherhood . . . A take-no-prisoners tough guy who'll settle for nothing less than surrender . . . Can passion and physical attraction propel two strong-willed yet vulnerable people to a totally unexpected love?

Heaven, Texas

Come heck or high water, Gracie Snow is determined to drag the legendary ex-jock Bobby Tom Denton back home to Heaven, Texas, to begin shooting his first motion picture. But bad boy Bobby has no plans to cooperate with the prim and bossy Ohio wallflower whom he can't get off his mind or out of his life.

Kiss an Angel

Pretty, flighty Daisy Devreaux can either go to jail or marry the mystery man her father has chosen for her. Arranged marriages don't happen in the modern world, so how did the irrepressible Daisy find herself in this fix? Alex Markov, however, has no intention of playing a loving bridegroom to a spoiled brat, and sets out to tame the irrepressible Daisy.

Honey Moon

As Honey Jane Moon, the most famous child star in America, grows into a woman, she changes the destinies of Dash Coogan, the last cowboy hero, and Eric Dillon, Hollywood's dark, seductive bad boy.

The End of Summer

After years in the United States, Jane returns to the tranquil Scottish estate, Elvie, where she spent a magical childhood. Memories of Elvie had always summoned the image of Sinclair, the rakish man Jane had once dreamed of marrying, but now that she is home, she finds Sinclair a different man. His charm has a purpose, and Jane can no longer trust him ... or herself.

September

As spring comes to Scotland and the hills burst into life, a dance is planned for September. The invitations summon home the group of people Violet Aird has cared for most in her long life. The oldest, strongest and wisest of them all, she sees Alexa, her vulnerable granddaughter, find love for the first time, while the decision to send her little grandson away to school is driving parents Edmund and Virginia even further apart. Far from them all is Pandora, the glamorous, exciting girl who ran away twenty years before. All will converge on Scotland this September.

Winter Solstice

Elfrida Phipps, once of London's stage, moved to the English village of Dibton in hopes of making a new life for herself. Gradually she settled into the comfortable familiarity of village life -- shopkeepers knowing her tastes, neighbors calling her by name -- still she finds herself lonely.

Oscar Blundell gave up his life as a musician in order to marry Gloria. They have a beautiful daughter, Francesca, and it is only because of their little girl that Oscar views his sacrificed career as worthwhile.

Carrie returns from Australia at the end of an ill-fated affair with a married man to find her mother and aunt sharing a home and squabbling endlessly. With Christmas approaching, Carrie agrees to look after her aunt's awkward and quiet teenage daughter, Lucy, so that her mother might enjoy a romantic fling in America.

Sam Howard is trying to pull his life back together after his wife has left him for another. He is without home and without roots, all he has is his job. Business takes him to northern Scotland, where he falls in love with the lush, craggy landscape and set his sights on a house.

It is the strange rippling effects of a tragedy that will bring these five characters together in a large, neglected estate house near the Scottish fishing town of Creagan.

It is in this house, on the shortest day of the year, that the lives of five people will come together and be forever changed.

One Perfect Rose

Stephen Kenyon, Duke of Ashburton, shocked when his physician tells him he has less than six months to live, decides to flee his duties and take to the road where he meets and falls in love with a totally wonderful, unsuitable woman.

Nowhere near Respectable

He's a bastard and a gambler and society's favourite reprobate. But to Lady Kiri Lawford he's a hero-- braver than the smugglers whom he rescues her from, more honorable than any lord she's ever met, and far more attractive than any man has a right to be. How can she not fall in love? But Damian Mackenzie has secrets that leave no room in his life for courting high-born young ladies-- especially not the sister of one of his oldest friends. Yet when Kiri's quick thinking reveals a deadly threat to England's crown, Damian learns that she is nowhere near as prim and respectable as he first assumed, and the lady is far more alluring than any man can resist.

Crystal Gardens

Moving to a country cottage where she seeks refuge in a paranormally charged garden, Evangeline Ames is rescued from a would-be assassin by the garden's owner, Lucas Sebastian, who taps Evangeline's detective skills to solve a buried-treasure mystery and stop a common enemy.

I Thee Wed

At Ware Castle, lady companion Emma Greyson ducks into a cupboard to avoid a lecher, and who should she meet hiding there, but the dashing Lord Edison Stokes. He is in the castle on a secret mission and together they solve a murder.

The River Knows

The first kiss occurred in a dimly lit hallway on the upper floor of Elwin Hastings's grand house. Louisa never saw it coming....

Of course, Anthony Stalbridge couldn't possibly have had romantic intentions. The kiss was an act of desperation meant to distract the armed guard from catching the pair in a place they did not belong. After all, Louisa Bryce, in her dull maroon gown and gold-rimmed spectacles, was no man's idea of an alluring female. The only thing the two interlopers have in common is a passionate interest in the private affairs of Mr. Hastings-a prominent member of Society whom they both suspect of hiding terrible secrets. Now, brought together by their ruse, Anthony and Louisa are united in their efforts to find the truth.

With This Ring

Leo Drake, the "Mad Monk of Monkcrest," is notoriously eccentric and unquestionably reclusive. But he is also a noted antiquities expert, which is why Beatrice Poole has demanded his reluctant assistance.

The freethinking authoress of "horrid novels," Beatrice is searching for the Forbidden Rings of Aphrodite, a mythic treasure she suspects played a role in her uncle's death. Beatrice finds Leo every bit as fascinating as one of the heroes in her novels--and she's convinced he's the only one who can help her. But after only five minutes in her company, Leo is sure he's never met a woman more infuriating . . . and more likely to rescue him from boredom.

Yet the alliance may well prove to be the biggest mistake of their lives. For a villain lurks in London, waiting for the pair to unearth the Forbidden Rings--knowing that when they do, that day will be their last. . . .

Rise and Shine

In an instant, it’s the end of an era, not only for Meghan, who is unaccustomed to dealing with adversity, but also for her younger sister, Bridget, a social worker in the Bronx who has always lived in Meghan’s long shadow. The effect of Meghan’s on-air truth telling reverberates through both their lives, affecting Meghan’s son, husband, friends, and fans, as well as Bridget’s perception of her sister, their complex childhood, and herself. What follows is a story about how, in very different ways, the Fitzmaurice women adapt, survive, and manage to bring the whole teeming world of New York to heel by dint of their smart mouths, quick wits, and the powerful connection between them that even the worst tragedy cannot shatter.

The Duke and I

By all accounts, Simon Basset is on the verge of proposing to his best friend's sister--the lovely and almost-on-the-shelf--Daphne Bridgerton. But the two of them know the truth--it's all an elaborate ruse to keep Simon free from marriage-minded society mothers. As for Daphne, surely she will attract some worthy suitors now that it seems a duke has declared her desirable.

Everything and the Moon

When Robert Kemble stumbles across Victoria Lyndon in a hedgerow maze, he can't believe his eyes. The girl who'd torn him in two, who let him plan an elopement and left him standing by the side of the road, was suddenly within arm's reach, and even though his fury still knew no bounds, she was impossible to resist. Victoria's father told her an earl would never marry a vicar's daughter, and he was right. Robert had promised her marriage, then danced off to London while she suffered the shame of a foiled elopement. But even though Victoria doesn't particularly enjoy her new life as a governess, when Robert offers her a job of a different sort--his mistress--she refuses, unable to sacrifice her honor, even for him. But Robert won't take no for an answer, and he vows to make her his through any means possible. Can these star-crossed lovers learn to trust again?

The Lost Duke of Wyndham

Highwayman Jack Audley has never wanted to be responsible for an ancient heritage and the livelihood of others. But when he is recognized as the long-lost son of the House of Wyndham, his carefree life is over. If his birth proves to be legitimate, Jack will find himself with the one title he has never wanted: Duke of Wyndham. Grace Eversleigh has spent the last five years toiling as the companion to the dowager Duchess of Wyndham. It is a thankless job, with very little break from the routine ... until Jack Audley lands in her life.

On the Way to the Wedding

Gregory Bridgerton has fallen head over heels for gorgeous Hermione Watson, despite the fact she is love with another, and joins forces with Hermione's best friend, Lady Lucinda Abernathy, to stop the disastrous alliance, but love has its own way of turning everything upside down.

To Catch an Heiress

Determined to escape marriage to her fortune-hunting guardian's idiotic son, Caroline Trent runs away and winds up in the arms of Blake Ravenscroft, an agent of the crown who mistakes her for a notorious spy and takes her captive.

To Sir Phillip, with Love

Assuming that his long-time correspondent, Eloise Bridgerton, is a homely, quiet, unassuming spinster sho would be desperate for an offer of marriage, Sir Phillip proposes through the mail, never expecting to discover that his prospective fiancée is a stunningly beautiful young woman who is the toast of London.

What Happens in London

Rumors and gossip-- the lifeblood of London. When Olivia Bevelstoke is told that her new neighbor may have killed his fiancee, she doesn't believe it for a second, but, still, how can she help spying on him, just to be sure? So she stakes out a spot near her bedroom window, cleverly concealed by curtains, watches, and waits-- and discovers a most intriguing man, who is definitely up to something. Sir Harry Valentine works for the boring branch of the War Office, translating documents vital to national security. He's not a spy, but he's had all the training, and when a gorgeous blonde begins to watch him from her window, he is instantly suspicious. But just when he decides that she's nothing more than an annoyingly nosy debutante, he discovers that she might be engaged to a foreign prince, who might be plotting against England. And when Harry is roped into spying on Olivia, he discovers that he might be falling for her himself.

Gabe

Gabe. Gabriel Butler is a successful rodeo clown. Out of costume, he's a confident, happy-go-lucky man - except when he thinks about the woman he left back home. Unfortunately, the minute he sets foot in Calloway Corners, Louisiana, he becomes nothing more than Jesse Calloway's bastard son. Gretchen. Gretchen West's life is worlds apart from Gabe's. But she's never forgotten the wonderful night she shared with Gabe. How could she? A month later her doctor confirmed what she'd already begun to suspect - she was pregnant. Now Gretchen has to convince Gabe that he can put his past behind him and become the father he always wished he'd had himself.

Brazen Virtue

Superstar mystery novelist Grace McCabe needs to unwind after a grueling book tour, and visiting her sister, whom she hasn't seen in months, seems the perfect solution. But Grace is surprised to find the fastidious Kathleen living in a grungy Washington, D.C., neighborhood. Kathleen, reeling from a bitter divorce and the loss of her son, is saving every penny of her teacher's salary to hire a hotshot lawyer for a custody battle. Then Grace discovers that Kathleen is boosting her income with an unlikely profession: as an at-home phone-sex operator. Known as Desiree to the clients of Fantasy, Inc., Kathleen is living life on the edge. Yet how dangerous could it really be? With the ironclad anonymity the agency guarantees its employees, could anyone ever track her down? Grace finds out one cherry-blossom-scented night when she comes home to find her sister dead, strangled with the cord of her "special" phone. Suddenly Grace's life turns into a scene from one of her own books -- the horror, the tight-lipped police, the shattered survivor. Only this time the survivor is Grace herself. But she isn't waiting around for the police to catch up with the killer. Instead she creates a daring trap to lure the killer to her. Her plan goes against every coolheaded instinct of Detective Ed Jackson, the lead investigator on the case. He's read all of Grace's books and might have been the perfect consultant for the one she's working on, though in this real-life murder, she's the last complication he needs. He's determined to keep Grace out of harm's way, but it's too late. Her trap has already worked. She has aroused the attention of a brilliant madman, and now nothing may be able to protect her from the murderous lust that drives this killer down a path of ecstasy laced with death.

Charmed and Enchanted

This book introduces two romantic tales about the members of Donovan clan. 'In 'Charmed', her legacy had been as much a curse as a blessing, so Anastasia Donovan had learned to keep it hidden. But when single dad Boone Sawyer swept into her heart, she longed to reveal everything despite her fear of the consequences. Then fate stepped in. In 'Enchanted', lovely, guileless Rowan Murray was drawn to darkly enigmatic Liam Donovan with a power she'd never imagined possible. But before Liam could give Rowan his love, he first had to trust her with the incredible truth about himself and his family.

High Noon

Police Lieutenant Phoebe MacNamara found her calling at an early age when an unstable man broke into her family's home, trapping and terrorizing them for hours. Now she's Savannah's top hostage negotiator, defusing powderkeg situations with a talent for knowing when to give in-and when to jump in and take action. It's satisfying work-and sometimes those skills come in handy at home dealing with her agoraphobic mother, still traumatized by the break-in after all these years, and her precocious seven-year-old, Carly. It's exactly that heady combination of steely courage and sensitivity that first attracts Duncan Swift to Phoebe. After observing her coax one of his employees down from a roof ledge, he is committed to keeping this intriguing, take-charge woman in his life. She's used to working solo, but Phoebe's discovering that no amount of negotiation can keep Duncan at arm's length. And when she's grabbed by a man who throws a hood over her head and brutally assaults her-in her own precinct house-Phoebe can't help but be deeply shaken. Then threatening messages show up on her doorstep, and she's not just alarmed but frustrated. How do you go face-to-face with an opponent who refuses to look you in the eye? Now, with Duncan backing her up every step of the way, she must establish contact with the faceless tormentor who is determined to make her a hostage to fear . . . before she becomes the final showdown.

Midnight Bayou

Declan Fitzgerald leaves his Boston law practice to restore a dilapidated mansion in the Louisiana bayou to its former splendor, but Declan soon becomes wrapped up in trying to solve the mystery behind a long-ago tragedy.

Once upon a Castle

Once upon a time ... Nora Roberts' Spellbound: A bewitchingly beautiful lady casts a thousand-year love spell on the man of her dreams--and unleashes a nightmare only true love can conquer. Jill Gregory's Castle Doom: A gypsy's prophecy spells love when an unlikely pair join to fight the ultimate evil--and find themselves in their own battle of hearts. Ruth Ryan Langan's Falcon's Lair: A young American travels to England to free her father's friend from a fatal curse ... and discovers a helping hand from a charming, handsome spirit. Marianne Willman's Dragonspell: With the help of a meddling sorceress, a brave young princess sets out to save her kingdom--and wins the heart of a dashing warrior along the way.

Sea Swept

A champion boat racer, Cameron Quinn traveled the world spending his winnings on champagne and women. But when his dying father calls him home to care for Seth, a troubled young boy not unlike Cameron once was, his life changes overnight.

After years of independence, Cameron has to learn to live with his brothers again, while he struggles with cooking, cleaning, and caring for a difficult boy. Old rivalries and new resentments flare between Cameron and his brothers, but they try to put aside their differences for Seth's sake. In the end, a social worker will decide Seth's fate, and as tough as she is beautiful, she has the power to bring the Quinns together--or tear them apart...

Valley of Silence

Her face, so pale when she'd removed her cloak, had bloomed when her hand had taken the sword. Her eyes, so heavy, so somber, had gone as brilliant as the blade. And had simply sliced through him, keen as a sword, when they'd met his...

In the kingdom of Geall, the scholarly Moira has taken up the sword of her people. Now, as queen, she must prepare her subjects for the greatest battle they will ever fight--against an enemy more vicious than any they have seen. For Lilith, the most powerful vampire in the world, has followed the circle of six through time to Geall.

Moira also has a personal score to settle. Vampires killed her mother--and now, she is ready to exact her revenge. But there is one vampire to whom she would trust her soul...

Cian was changed by Lilith centuries ago. But now, he stands with the circle. Without hesitation, he will kill others of his kind--and has earned the respect of sorcerer, witch, warrior, and shape-shifter. But he wants more than respect from Moira--even though his desire for her makes him vulnerable. For how can a man with an eternity to live love a woman whose life is sure to end--if not by Lilith's hand, then by the curse of time?

Eleanor and Park

Two misfits. One extraordinary love. Eleanor--red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough--Eleanor. Park--he knows she'll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There's a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises--Park. Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds--smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.

A Heart Speaks

FORSAKING ALL OTHERS

As an up-and-coming photographer, Allison Scott has neither the time nor the inclination for an affair—especially since her last attempt at love with a handsome model shattered her dreams of rising to the top with a partner by her side. But Rick Lang can see through Allison’s aloofness to the aching heart beneath. And while it’s clear that Allison isn’t about to let the model in without a fight, Rick knows that he’s the right man to be trusted with the gift of her love…

A PROMISE TO CHERISH

Lee Walker is on a mission: to prove to everyone, and to herself, that she can make it working in the masculine world of the construction industry. When contracting rival Sam Brown offers her a job, Lee is stunned and a little wary. Sam sees her as the woman she’s always hoped to be—smart, capable, warm, funny and sexy. Before she knows it, Lee is falling head over heels for her boss. But part of her is sure that telling Sam about her past would have him backing away…

Then Came Heaven

Late summer, Browerville, Minnesota, 1950: Life is just about perfect for Eddie Olczak. A devoted husband and father, a man of unshakable faith, he derives intense pleasure from the life he's built with his beloved wife, Krystyna, and their two daughters, and from his work as dedicated handyman for St. Joseph's, the Catholic church that is the cornerstone of Browerville. But when a tragic accident cuts Krystyna's life short, Eddie is sure his heart is broken forever.

As friends and relatives rally around the family in the dark days that follow, there is one person who is unable to express what the loss of Krystyna means to her. Sister Regina, the girls' teacher at St. Joseph's school, has always felt a special affinity for the family. Yet her religious vows prevent her from becoming too close to them, even in their time of need. Now, the strict rules of the Benedictine sisterhood, which once gave her life a sense of meaning, chafe at her.

As Sister Regina and Eddie Olczak continue to cross paths, they realize there is something between them--a connection that somehow goes beyond their shared love of Krystyna and the girls. Thrilled--and secretly frightened--they both must summon the courage to look within their hearts and make their own choices.

Forsaking All Others

Previously published as one of two stories in Jove's A Heart Speaks, Forsaking All Others now gets its own moment in the spotlight. This favorite of LaVyrle's tells the story of an up-and-coming photographer who is once bitten, twice shy in matters of the heart. Until a model with a heart of gold proves he can be trusted with the gift of her love.

A Promise to Cherish

As she starts over in a new city, Lee Walker falls head over heels for her new boss and must choose between protecting her bruised and battered heart or trusting it to a man whose quiet strength just might heal it.

The Cottage

On a sunny day in Hollywood, a gleaming Rolls-Royce convertible pulls through the gates of the magnificent estate known as The Cottage . Modeled after the "cottages" of Newport, Rhode Island, the spacious, elegant property, sitting on fourteen acres of lush Bel Air, fits its owner to a T. For the man behind the wheel of the Rolls is Hollywood's ageless wonder, Cooper Winslow. A star of the silver screen for decades, a man whose allure to women is the stuff of legend, Coop exudes grace, charm, and old-fashioned style. But today Coop Winslow is in for a major surprise. He's broke. And with no major roles coming his way, Coop is faced with the heartbreaking prospect of selling his beloved home of forty years, or at least renting out the gatehouse and part of the main house. A huge blow to Coop, whose debonair attitude allows him to escape reality much of the time.

His new tenants, Mark Friedman and Jimmy O'Connor, are busy coping with problems of their own. Mark's wife of sixteen years just walked out, and Jimmy recently lost his own wife to a devastating illness. But everything changes when Mark's teenage son and daughter move in. Suddenly, The Cottage is transformed, with music blasting from every corner, teenagers on skateboards crashing into vintage cars, and a never-ending parade of young starlets streaming in and out to visit Coop.

But amid all the noise and the chaos, something unexpected is happening. Three men who never would have met are becoming friends...and each man finds himself changing in surprising ways, Coop most of all. Because beneath the dazzle and flash, the impeccably tailored suits and the sheer bravado, is a man trying to keep control of his carefully ordered world--a world that is becoming more and more unpredictable with each passing day.

First, a tabloid scandal erupts, threatening Coop's budding romance with a wealthy debutante....A stranger approaches Coop with stunning news....A devastating accident almost claims the life of one of the housemates....And in the midst of it all, The Cottage welcomes a new houseguest with a secret of her own, who will change Coop's life in unexpected ways. Because among the people who share his cottage and his life, Coop Winslow- loner, bachelor, movie star-may find the rarest of all opportunities: a chance to build a happiness he could never have dreamed of on his own, and to become the kind of human being he has never been.

Impossible

Everything Sasha does is within the boundaries of tradition. Liam is sockless in December. Sasha is widowed, a woman who knows she was lucky enough to be married to the most wonderful man in the world and thankful for every moment they had. Liam is half in and half out of a marriage that only a "wacky" artist could manage, and that his own impossibly impulsive behavior has helped tear apart. But while Sasha has been methodically building her father's Parisian art gallery into an intercontinental success story, Liam has been growing into one of the most original and striking young painters of his time. So while the two are utterly unalike-and a nine-year age difference stares them squarely in the face-the miracle of art brings them crashing together. Now the question is, can Sasha guard her reputation while juggling a secret, somewhat scandalous relationship? And how can Liam, who lives for the moment, put up with a woman who insists on having things her own way, in her own style, and at her own time?

For Sasha, it's a matter of keeping Liam hidden from her grown children and well-heeled clientele as she commutes between New York and Paris and two thriving galleries. For Liam, it's about creating chaos out of order, bringing out the wild streak that Sasha barely knows she has, of choosing pizza over foie gras, and making love when others are busy making money. That is, until a family tragedy suddenly alters Liam's life-and forces a choice and a sacrifice that neither one of them could have expected. But from the snow falling on the Tuileries to the joy of eating ice cream by candlelight, the artist and the art dealer have tasted perfection. And giving up now might just be the most impossible thing of all.

Love

This is a special book about special people. People who have loved me, and whom I have loved. People who have brought me joy beyond measure, and sometimes incredible pain. People I have hurt, sometimes more than I can bear to think about. People who have hurt me, sometimes more than they know. Yet each of their gifts has been precious, each moment treasured, each face, each smile, each victory, each defeat woven into the fiber of my being. In retrospect, all of it is beautiful, because we cared so much. In essence, this book covers fifteen years of my life, and a handful of precious people who mean, and have meant everything to me. This book is written for them.

Rogue

Blake, a millionaire dot-com entrepreneur and Maxine a psychiatrist specializing in childhood trauma and adolescent suicide are divorced. Maxine is about to marry Dr. Charles West when a devastating earthquake strikes near one of Blake's palatial foreign homes and he sees hundreds of orphaned children in need of shelter. Now Blake wants Maxine in his life again, as a partner in a humanitarian project that could change countless lives.

The House

With the generous inheritance from an elder client, estate lawyer Sarah Anderson buys a majestic old house that was built in 1923 by a wealthy man for the woman he adored. Taking the biggest risk of her life, Sarah enlists the help of architect Jeff Parker, who shares Sarah's passion for bringing the exquisite old house back to life. As she and Jeff work to restore the home's every detail, as one relationship shatters and another begins, Sarah makes a series of powerful discoveries: about the true meaning of a dying man's last gift ... about the extraordinary legacies that are passed from generation to generation ... and about a future she's only just beginning to imagine.

Caroline's Journal

For more than six years, Seattle architect Caroline Wynn and her attorney husband, Jeffrey, have been trying to have a baby. Now, finally, Caroline is pregnant. And, wanting a lasting memory of the happiness she feels, Caroline decides to keep a pregnancy journal, writing to the baby she already loves.

Caroline's pregnancy coincides with the trial of Jeffrey's career, the case of the murder of a pregnant woman by her celebrity fiancé. For father-to-be Jeffrey, a man's murder of his unborn child is as incomprehensible as it is painful.

But there are other dangers for pregnant women and their babies. For Caroline, such perils are medical--her pregnancy is placing her health in jeopardy.

But when it comes to a choice between her own life and her baby's, there's never the slightest doubt....

To Wed in Texas

Widower Reverend Daniel McLain helps guide the town of Jefferson, Texas, on the path to peace. When his young daughters' nanny abandons her job, leaving him to appeal to his late wife's family for help, he is sent the family's forlorn cousin Karlee Whitworth. Now two lost souls are about to discover a kindred spirit.

The Hopeless Romantic's Handbook

When it comes to romance, are magic, fireworks, and a dashing knight in shining Armani really too much to ask? Apparently so, since Kate Hetherington has yet to find an appropriate mate in all of London. Her lifelong friends (and confirmed pragmatists) Sally and Tom tease her endlessly about her hopeless romanticism. But Kate knows that she's right to want her own fairy tale.

Border Music

Most people don't run out the back door of a place called the Rainbow Bar in Dillon, Minnesota, with someone they don't even know, get in a pickup truck, drive all day, and end up without any clothes on in a motel room. But that's what Texas Jack Carmine did with Linda Lobo. It was the kind of thing Jack was famous for doing. The people who knew Texas Jack Carmine - such as songwriter Bobby McGregor and Jack's uncle Vaughn Rhomer back in Iowa - called him God's only freeborn soul, rider of the summer roads, traveler of the far places. Where he was headed with dark-haired, long-legged Linda was not just back to his one-horse Texas ranch. It was somewhere he had never been: face to face with his own heart and the wild, strange things that live there. Border Music is the story of Jack and Linda, of long, hot days on a high desert ranch, nights wild with loving beneath West Texas skies, and times when their relationship tears them both apart. It's about Vietnam and the Midwest, and Vaughn Rhomer, an old man who,tries in his own fumbling way to be free. It's about men and women who work hard and care intensely, about romance and the passion that you only find once...and you never stop wanting to find again.

Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend

This is a bittersweet story about two good people who discover that true love, when it comes, is rarely fair, or right--or without pain.

Live a Little

Cynthia Baxter only wanted to spice up her life with her fiance when she bought Raunch magazine's Fantasy issue. How could she know that in the middle of playing out a fantasy, her fiance would get called away and forget about her. And that she'd end up being rescued by her new neighbor, dark and dangerous Jake Wheeler.

Of course, Jake thinks she's an exciting, adventurous woman when nothing could be farther from the truth. Cynthia's an accountant at a cement factory who gets her hair done at Irene's House of Charm and her clothes at House of Tweed. But all that's about to change. Cynthia is determined to be dull and boring no more. She's embracing change.

When Jake asks if she'd be interested in working at a company he has under surveillance, a company that is short an accountant, she jumps at the chance to work undercover. Naturally, he'd never put an untrained volunteer into danger. He only wants to know if she sees or hears anything. But the new Cyn, with her bold clothes, stylish new haircut and her new attitude is exactly the sort of woman to get in trouble.

The Proposal

When Frank and Lydia Palmer discover Lydia's brother is the guardian of three children, they're horrified because he is well-known for his tyrannical nature. William Jennings, relieved to have a male heir without having to succumb to marriage, sets about raising the boys and hires a nanny for the girl. The brothers tolerate their gruffly kind superior until they discover the cruelty of their sister's caretaker.When the situation erupts, Jennings goes to the Palmers for guidance. While there, he meets Marianne -- who turns his beliefs about women and God upside down with her gentle reasoning and Christ-honoring lifestyle.

The Family Way

She's the pregnant mother of two children. She's also a recent widow, still mourning the death of her husband, who died before she even knew about the pregnancy. AND she's trying to manage a failing resort in Nevada. Despite all this, Wendy Sloan is coping...sort of.

When a handsome stranger named Josh Walker appears one day, looking for a job, Wendy figures he's too good to be true. Reluctantly, she lets him stay. In no time, her kids are crazy about him and he's fixing up the place, just as he promised. And Wendy... Wendy's attracted to him. Very attracted. She doesn't want to be, but she is.

As it turns out, both of her contradictory reactions to Josh are right. No, he's not what he seems to be, not exactly. And yes, he's a man worth loving. A man who can bring wholeness and happiness back into her family's life. A man who wants to be a father to her children...all three of them.

The Gamble

Desperate to secure a home for herself and her sister, Georgiana Newbury sets out to blackmail the Earl of Winterdale, but the nobleman has a price of his own in mind.

Bespelling Jane Austen

Jane Everett and Capt. Robert Mitford realize they're reincarnated soul mates. Pert Caroline Merrill, lover of vampire novels, suspects handsome Mr. Blanchard of being a bloodsucker. In New York bookstore staffer Elizabeth Bennet encounters pharmaceutical CEO Charles Bingley and an unusual variety of vampires. And witchy Emma Woodhouse runs a dating service for Washington D.C.'s supernaturals.

Unwrapped

For every woman who has better plans than sitting on Santa's lap, who fantasizes about washboard abs instead of a bowl full of jelly--here are hot and happy love stories for the holiday season.

Big Guns Out of Uniform

Three sensuous and erotic novellas chronicle the romantic escapades of three law enforcement heroes in such works as Sherrilyn Kenyon's Bad to the Bone, Let's Talk About Sex by Liz Caryle, and Nicole Camden's The Nekkid Truth, in which sexy Detective Marshall Scott comes to the aid of crime scene photographer Debbie Valley.

Everlasting Love

Let Linda Howard, Jayne Ann Krentz, Linda Lael Miller, Carla Neggers, and Kasey Michaels sweep you away...to modern-day Washington, where treachery ignites an unlikely affair of the heart...to 1880s Montana, where an abandoned bride searches for a love she thought forever lost...to a bewitching country lake, where dreams lure a woman into a dangerous embrace...to an English Regency manor, where a time-traveling film star discovers the role, and the passion, of a lifetime...to the California coastline, where a handsome attorney inherits a haunted house and a beautiful, seductive ghost...to places far and near, exotic and familiar, where love is timeless and always everlasting.

Laced with Desire

In No Strings Attached, two professional rivals cross paths at a tropical resort. She figues she can handle a fling with no strings attached. He's out to show her that she figured wrong. In La Petite Mort, a former supermodel who's looking to finally fulfill a no-holds-barred sexual fantasy finds two men to do it with. But are they up to giving her all the pleasure she's been denied? In Honor Bound, a master and the beautiful submissive who stole his heart find that recapturing their night of unparalleled passion won't be easy-- until a specific piece of lingerie comes into play. In Rhio's Dancer, what happens between a battle-scarred veteran of love and war and a woman who's just as fearless and twice as dangerous is positively combustible.

My Scandalous Bride

Christina Dodd, "The Lady and the Tiger" Laura Haver will stop at nothing to find out who killed her brother-even if it means posing as the wife of notorious rogue Keefe Leighton, the Earl of Hamilton. But things go too far when Keefe engages Laura in an artful game of seduction-a game that can have only one winner... Stephanie Laurens, "Melting Ice" Once, Dyan St. Laurent Dare, Duke of Darke, dreamed of making Lady Fiona his bride. Now they're together again-at a scandalous dinner party where debauchery is the menu's main course. But will wedding bells ring after the guests get their just desserts? Celeste Bradley, "Wedding Knight" Alfred Knight will do anything to avoid a scandal-even marry a woman he barely knows. But his bride has a most titillating secret... one she'll share as soon as she conquers her temptation for the man she was never supposed to marry! Leslie LaFoy, "The Proposition" Rennick St. James, the Earl of Parnell, has four days to seduce London's most popular widow into becoming his wife-or else she'll marry another man. It won't be easy... but Rennick has been lusting after the beguiling Julia Hamilton far too long to let her go now...

Santa, Baby

In a compilation of three stories, Mayhem finds herself in the arms of a sexy secret agent, two dedicated co-workers must plan a Christmas party side by side, and a no-nonsense lawyer discovers a love worth celebrating.

Scottish Brides

Presents tales of hearts won and weddings to be, in four short stories about heroines who are about to discover the rapture of love in a world as untamed as the men they will one day marry.

Under the Boardwalk

New York Times bestselling author Linda Howard lures a sheriff into a scorching murder mystery -- and into the arms of a lover from the heart of the South: the wet and wild bayou. Geralyn Dawson traces a precious heirloom -- and heats up a past marriage -- on a a secluded Texas island. Jillian Hunter sparks romance off the English coast, when a London beauty in distress is rescued by the very man who could ruin her reputation. Miranda Jarrett ships a rogue pirate back to shore to rekindle a summertime romance. But did his sweetheart wait for him? Mariah Stewart crosses a successful oceanside chef with the man of her dreams -- a P.I. with secrets of his own -- at a vacation spot packed with memories for them both.

The Edge

A tale of international skullduggery involving drug dealers. It begins with the disappearance of an Oregon woman after a car accident. The woman is the sister of FBI agent Ford MacDougal and his search for her takes him to the jungles of Costa Rica.

TailSpin

FBI Special Agent Jackson Crowne is flying renowned psychiatrist Dr. Timothy MacLean back to Washington, D.C., to protect him and discover who's trying to kill him. But they don't make it. Agents Savich and Sherlock head to Parlow to find them.

The Target

FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock are faced with the case of an abducted child in this "absorbing"( Publishers Weekly ) FBI Thriller.

Escaping unwanted media attention after a notorious incident, Ramsey Hunt retreats into the solitude of a cabin high in the Colorado Rockies. But his isolation is shattered when he rescues a small girl in the forest and strangers invade his private meadow with intent to kill.

Molly Santera, the little girl's mother, catches up with Ramsey and her daughter, mistaking him for the kidnapper. When she discovers that he instead saved Emma, there's little time for thanks. With the strangers in pursuit, the trio flee to Chicago for sanctuary.

With an unexpected assist from FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock, Molly and Ramsey begin to unravel the clues, and in the process they make an astonishing discovery as to the true nature of the target.

Historical Romance

The Bridal Season

A struggling musical hall performer, Letty Potts finds herself in desperate straits, forced to masquerade as "Lady Agatha" of Whyte Wedding Celebrations, in which guise she heads to the country to organize the nuptials of a young society bride.

A Dangerous Man

Mercy Coltrane, a brash young American woman, travels to England to search for her estranged brother. Strident in her quest, she seeks out the help of Hart Morland, whom she knew years ago as Duke the Gunslinger, the hired gun her father enlisted to protect his land. Now Earl of Perth, Hart is back in his native England in a hard-earned position of respect and power, and the last thing his wants is a reminder of his dishonorable past. But Mercy Coltrane proves to be much more than just a painful reminder of the life he left behind. Vibrant, beautiful, and witty, Mercy embodies the life of happiness that Hart desperately craves.

The Courtship

Helen Mayberry of Mad Jack has one passion: to track down a mystical treasure. That is, until she meets the thoroughly wicked Spenser Heatherington in a clash of the titans.

The Deception

Forced into spying on the Duke of Portsmouth when Napoleon's agents kidnap her father, a beautiful young woman poses as a widow to gain the Duke's trust. But she must be careful, for if the Duke's trust. But she must be careful, for if the Duke were allowed to undo her defenses, her pretense of experience in marriage would be undone. And his persistent advances place her in an even more precarious position as she falls in love with him.

The Heiress Bride

Sinjun Sherbrooke is nineteen, blessed with Sherbrooke blue eyes, wit to burn, and a wonderful sense of humor. She is also bored with the London Season until she spies Colin Kinross, the Scottish earl of Ashburnham, across the dance floor at a London ball. When she overhears Colin complain that he must find a wealthy bride quickly in order to survive, Sinjun promptly introduces herself as the answer to her prayers.

Mad Jack

Winifrede disguises herself as a male valet to Grayson St. Cyre's aunts, but when Grayson discovers the truth, he uncovers feelings he never imagined he possessed.

The Nightingale Legacy

On the eve of her nineteenth birthday, vivacious Caroline looks forward to being free of her oafish guardian, Mr. Falkes. Falkes has other plans, and Caroline must escape. During her flight, she finds herself entangled in mystery and romance.

The Penwyth Curse

Sir Bishop of Lythe has come to Penwyth for his royal reward--the keep and young Merryn's hand. But he wonders if a curse will prove his undoing.

Rosehaven

When heiress Hastings Trent is joined with warrior Severin Langthorne in marriage, she must uncover the mystery surrounding a secluded estate known as Rosehaven.

Secret Song

Roland de Tournay, the handsome and roguish adventurer, must rescue Daria of Fortesque from a Welsh stronghold.

The Courtesan's Daughter

Young Lady Caroline's prospects for a suitable match are severely limited by her mother's infamous past. Before Lady Sophia Dalby entered London society, she was a highly desired courtesan. What man of title, position, and wealth would marry a courtesan's daughter?

Sophia's solution is to purchase a husband for Caroline-the Earl of Ashdon- agreeing to settle his gambling debts if he will take her daughter's hand. Insulted, Caroline refuses to have a husband who was bought for her.

But after meeting the fiery Lord Ashdon, she wonders if it wouldn't be satisfying to have him pay for her, perhaps with a priceless pearl necklace? With Sophia pulling the strings, Lord Ashdon may get more than he bargained for and Caroline may get just what she wants.

The Courtesan's Secret

On the night of her debut two years ago, Lady Louisa Kirkland fell for the devilish Marquis of Dutton. It's high time, she's decided, that he realized he loves her. Also, there is the matter of Louisa's family pearls, which are in his possession. For both problems, Louisa will need the help of Lady Sophia, an ex-courtesan more clever than all the other ton matrons combined?

The Courtesan's Wager

If Lady Amelia is to marry before another Season passes, she'll need help from infamous courtesan-turned- matchmaker Sophia Dalby. But Amelia is shocked when Lady Dalby informs her that they'll hold interviews for the post of husband-and only dukes need apply.

The plan may ruffle some feathers, but that doesn't keep the men from lining up, especially once the hopeful bride-to-be rejects one eligible duke after another. Only Lord Cranleigh shuns the proceedings, setting his own course of action. But convincing the lady to pursue different interests leads to even more outrageous behavior. Lady Dalby is delighted-and the ton is abuzz: Will Amelia become a duchess, or will other desires consume her?

Daring a Duke

American Jane Elliot, who is determined to have an adventure while in London--especially after she catches the eye of the Duke of Edenham--asks Sophia Dalby to help her escape the watchful eyes of her overprotective brothers.

The Fall

A fabled beauty and a handsome knight must resist the lure of love in order to prevent the ultimate fall.

The Holding

As new wife of the knight called "The Fog", Lady Cathryn of Greneforde knows that her castle, her lands, and her people are now safe in his hands. William feared on his wedding night that betrayal awaited him. But he had vowed to take possession of the holding his king had granted him. To do so, he must know his wife completely, and taken her in the most elemental and intimate holding of all.

How to Dazzle a Duke

Miss Penelope Prestwick wants a duke for a husband, and clearly the dashing Duke of Edenham is the best choice. Just as Lady Dalby is clearly the best person to arrange the match. But how exactly should Penelope go about dazzling a duke? Surely a show of cleavage never hurt. Perhaps a kiss? And a bit of competition might do nicely. To that end, Penelope approaches the Marquis of Iveston requesting that he kindly appear interested in her so that the Duke will take note. When he does, the game begins as all of Society tries to determine who will actually marry Penelope.

A Kiss to Die For

Jack Skull claims he is tracking a murderer, but Anne feels as if he is pursuing her. When Jack takes her in his arms and lowers his lips to hers, reason flies out the window, and she can well believe his will be a kiss to die for.

Silent Night

A trio of suspenseful stories from three of romance's hottest authors will be sure to have readers looking over their shoulders this holiday season.

Tell Me Lies

In this debut from a promising new author, the captain of a pirate ship risks his command and his very life for a beautiful young woman he captures on the high seas.

The Temptation

England, 1158. Elsbeth longs for the quiet prayerful life of the convent. She has no desire to be a bride or a mother, no longing for the things of this world, but she is a woman and a woman must obey the will of men: king, father, husband, priest.

To Burn

The Romans had taken Britain and made it their own, but when the Roman Empire collapses on itself, the Roman legions leave the fringes of the Empire and draw back toward the center, to Rome. Leaving Britannia defenseless against the Saxon barbarians. She was a Roman Briton and she embodied all that Rome stood for. He hated her on sight. She, proudly Roman, fought him with every breath. He burned his way into her life, destroying the world as she knew it, and she vowed to fight him to the death, either hers or his. He was a Saxon warrior and stood for everything she loathed and feared. He was a beast, an animal - a barbarian. He destroyed her villa by fire and then stayed to torment her, finding joy in her despair, playing out his revenge upon her until he grew bored with his game and decided to kill her. The hate they felt for each other burned with a fiery blaze, yet when he touched her, she trembled. They felt only hatred burning in their souls - or was it respect, admiration, and even love?

The Willing Wife

She was a wife and most willing-Four previous arranged marriages had taught Nicolaa the necessity of allowing a strange man access to her bed, her body. Now King Henry had gifted her with yet another new husband. Would he be overeager, undersized or just plain underfoot, as she had found the males before him?

The Beauty

Certain that she will never wed for love, sworn to let no man possess her for her beauty alone, Jacqueline de Crevy has vowed to become a bride of God. But en route to the convent of Inveresbeinn, her party is ambushed by a knight, who snatches Jacqueline from her saddle and spirits her away with him. He is Angus MacGillivray -- not the blackhearted ravisher she fears but a valiant man of honor who has returned to Scotland seeking justice ... and revenge. Angus has come home from the Crusades to find his family murdered and his birthright seized. Sworn to reclaim his rightful lands, he has kidnapped the stepdaughter of Duncan, chieftain of Clan MacQuarrie -- Angus's avowed enemy. But his lovely captive refuses to be the chattel -- or ransom -- of any man ... until Jacqueline senses the yearning heart beneath Angus's embittered facade. In spite of himself, Angus has let this defiant beauty touch his very soul. And as desire flames between them, a lady fair and her battle-scarred knight will fight for a love that could banish all the sorrows of the past....

The Black Lyon

Darkly handsome and rich beyond imagining, the bold English conqueror was called "the Black Lyon" for his lion like ferocity. He had no match among enemies, or women . . . until he met Lyonene, the green-eyed beauty whose fiery spirit equaled his own.

Through a whirlwind romance and stormy marriage, she endured every peril to be by his side, until vicious lies and jealousy drove her into danger. Now only the fierce Black Lyon can save her--for he alone has the courage to destroy the ruthless plot threatening to shatter the bond of love the Lyon and his lady vowed would never be broken . . .

By Desire Bound

When Dacie Boulton meets Connack Pengellis, the son of the man who had killed her father, on a mission to locate a legendary white diamond, she decides to use him as a tool for revenge, but as they join forces to find the Eye of God, she must make a choice--betray Connack or surrender to love.

The Enchanted Land

For beautiful Morgan Wakefield, the enchanted land is the ranch in New Mexico her father has left her. But the only way for her to inherit is if she lives there for a year with a husband. And so Morgan proposes a marriage of convenience to a man she just met--handsomely rugged rancher Seth Colter.

In Seth's powerful embrace, Morgan discovers a passion she never knew existed, and an unexpected new love blossoms between them. But devastating challenges and betrayal conspire against these lovers, and they will have to fight for a future together on this wild, enchanted land.

The Heiress

Jamie Montgomery, an impoverished Elizabethan knight, is elated when he is assigned to escort Axia, the Lancaster heiress, to the castle of her betrothed. If only she will fall in love with Jamie, as Jamie's devoted older sister predicts, the family's financial woes will be solved. But Axia, who has spent her life closely guarded by her father's servants, is not the shy, cossetted flower Jamie expects. She's a hoyden, hell-bent on enjoying her precious moments of liberty before her marriage to a man chosen by her remote, eccentric father. After curtly informing Jamie not to bother declaring his love for her -- as all poor, handsome men seem wont to do -- Axia makes his life a misery, sneaking off to the marketplace, nearly breaking her neck on a runaway horse, and doing everything possible to delay the trip. Though she dare not admit it, even to herself, Axia dreads being wed to a stranger. Suddenly Jamie realizes that he savors even her most barbed words life the rarest nectar..that he is falling desperately in love with this bold, maddening beauty. Now he must contrive a daring plan to win her freedom -- and win her proud, defiant heart for his own!

The Maiden

He was wise, strong, and brave. His destiny was to be king. She was young, beautiful, a warrior princess. Her destiny was to love him.
But when first they met, it was not as princess and king -- it was as man and woman only, consumed by a passion so sudden, so deep that the very world exploded with one kiss. Only later, with his touch still burning on her lips, did Jura discover that the knight of her secret tryst had been none other than the hated Prince Rowan! Rowan, who had returned from far-away England to usurp her brother's throne...Rowan, who vowed to unite the wild clans under his rule.
Furious, Jura swore her enmity to the golden-haired prince whose glorious visage tormented her days and haunted her nights. But nothing would stop Rowan from ruling over the warring tribes...and nothing would stop him from winning the fierce and lovely Jura as his bride, his Queen, his love....

Remembrance

Bestselling romance writer Hayden Lane has never been so obsessed with one of her heroes before -- so obsessed that she barely notices when her fiance breaks off their engagement. Desperate to discover more about "him," she visits a psychic, who tells her that in a past life in Edwardian England, Hayden was a woman named Lady de Grey. Hayden is intrigued. And when she learns that Lady de Grey was a promiscuous woman who mysteriously disappeared one night, and that her ghost is said to haunt her husband's home, Hayden is spellbound. Although the psychic warns her not to investigate further, Hayden "must" know more. When she meets a hypnotist at a dinner party, she can't resist volunteering. But his trick goes wrong, and instead of merely remembering her lifetime as Lady de Grey, Hayden is whisked back to Edwardian times. The moment she awakens, she faints, due to the unfamiliar sensation of Lady de Grey's extremely tight corset. But soon Hayden will awaken again, to discover quite a different story about a woman history considered a trollop, a spectacular, brooding man...and the rapturous love that would be hers if she dared open her

Candle in the Window

Lady Saura of Roget lives a lonely life of servitude--her fortune controlled by her cruel, unscrupulous stepfather. Yet it is she who has been called upon to brighten the days of Sir William of Miraval, a proud and noble knight who once swore to live or perish by the sword . . . until his world was engulfed in agonizing darkness. Summoned to Sir William's castle, the raven-haired innocent is soon overcome by desire and love for the magnificent, golden warrior who has quickly laid siege to her heart.

Castles in the Air

Ordered by the king himself to marry a man she does know, Lady Juliana refuses and barricades herself behind castle walls, but her resolve begins to melt with the arrival of her intended, Raymond, the handsome Count of Avrache.

The Greatest Lover in All England

After spending most of her young life masquerading as a boy, Rosie is found out and forced to marry a nobleman against her will. But after her husband's first kiss, she discovers that love can come after marriage.

Lost in Your Arms

Unhappily married Enid MacLean is stunned when her disreputable husband returns a changed man, injured, with no memory of their painful past together, and hopeful of rekindling the fires of passion.

Move Heaven and Earth

Miss Sylvan Miles dreaded the moment she'd see Lord Rand Malkin again. Once a dashing rogue, he's returned from battle a changed man. Sylvan, too, has suffered. Sharpened by scandal and tragedy, she vows to heal Rand's body and spirit. But when Sylvan arrives at Clairmont Court, the man she encounters is far from the shattered ex-soldier she expects. Rand takes great pleasure in taunting her with stolen kisses and the legend of his ancestor's ghost. But Sylvan isn't fooled by his bravado and sets out to break down his defenses...while she fortifies her own against temptation.

My Favorite Bride

When Miss Samantha Prendregast arrives at Devil's Fell to take charge of six rebellious girls, the vibrant, outspoken governess is not quite prepared to deal with the tall, dark and dashing master of the grand estate. The children she can manage with intelligence, guile . . . and a little bribery. Their widowed father, Colonel William Gregory, is not so easily charmed -- and far too easy to fall in love with, which she dares not do.

William always cherished the orderliness of his life, until this captivating troublemaker began flouting his authority and distracting him with her witty defiance and breathtaking beauty. Despite the fact that they clash at every meeting, William finds himself inexplicablydrawn to Samantha's fire. And now he's even contemplating marriage, which would be sweet madness indeed.

But before he can successfully woo her, William must discover what it is that Samantha is hiding from him. But the secret the lady is preciously guarding is far too shocking and dangerous to ever reveal . . .

My Fair Temptress

An accomplished flirt and ruined gentlewoman, Miss Caroline Ritter makes a living teaching inept noblemen the fine art of attracting a wife, but she meets her match in enigmatic rogue Jude Durant, the Earl of Huntington.

Once upon a Pillow

Within a beautiful old English manor house lies a sumptuous antique bed, one of many Masterson family heirlooms that have been sold along with the house. As Laurel Whitney leads the last tour group through the house before it's closed to the public, she regales the visitors with romanticized tales of how this exquisite bed affected the lives of the couples who slept in it. The actual stories -- of a bawdy medieval knight trying to woo his reluctant bride; an insolvent Elizabethan aristocrat who plans to ruin a wealthy heiress but beds her impoverished cousin instead; and a feisty Regency lady whose scheme goes awry when she mistakenly manacles herself (and a dashing colonel) to the bedpost -- are funnier and certainly sexier than anything a tour guide could ever tell!
Shocked to see her lover from the past on the tour, Laurel is even more surprised to find their love rekindled when a twist of fate leaves them no choice but to spend the night in the famed Masterson bed.

One Kiss from You

A bold woman known as the "duchess of Magnus" was wagered--and won--in a card game. But the woman who arrived was her shy, quiet cousin Eleanor.

Eleanor de Lacy must have been mad to agree to exchange identities with her stronger-willed cousin. She would never convince Remington Knight of the folly of this union--especially since the man seemed so determined for it to take place. Worse still, she finds Remington dazzlingly attractive--and she's charmed by his attempts to seduce her, even though he believes she is already his. But if he ever learns of Eleanor's deception, this daring rogue will wreak havoc . . . upon her reputation and her heart.

Remington had expected a haughty, unbending aristocrat who would ensure his entrance into good society. But this "duchess" is a most pleasant surprise--modest, warm-hearted, endearingly awkward, and a delight to the eye. In short, she is exactly the sort of bride Remington could fall passionately, completely in love with . . .
. . . if he weren't so intent on his revenge.

The Prince Kidnaps a Bride

When a revolution forces Princess Sorcha and Prince Rainger far away from their kingdoms and each other, Prince Rainger, changed by imprisonment, is determined to win back his kingdom and his princess, even if he must resort to seduction.

Rules of Attraction

After nine years, Hannah Setterington has decided to sell the Distinguished Academy of Governesses and explore the secrets of her past. To that end she has agreed to be a companion to the elderly aunt of Lord Raeburn, a man enshrouded by dark mystery and haunted by the rumor that he murdered his wife. A strong-minded woman accustomed to the vagaries of nobility, Hannah believes the rumor to be so much piffle, until she comes face to face with Lord Raeburn.

The Runaway Princess

English orphan Evangeline has spent her life contenting with dreams. But an unforeseen inheritance allows her one perfect summer. However, all this changes when the Crown Prince enters her life.

Scandalous Again

Madeline, the daughter of the Duke of Magnus, cannot believe that in a turn of the cards her father has lost his entire estate and her to a stranger.

Someday My Prince

Lonely and alone despite the glamour of her fairy-tale life, Princess Laurentia is bored by the crowd of worthy suitors hoping to woo her, until she meets Prince Dominick, a soldier of fortune, the black sheep of his family, and the man hired to protect her.

That Scandalous Evening

An innocent English miss conceived of it, her hands gliding across the clay, delineating each smoothly defined muscle and sinew, creating a sculpture of the man she worshipped. When the likeness was exposed, along with Miss Jane Higgenbothem's secret tendre for Lord Blackburn, the ton's gleeful contempt sent the lady back to the country in disgrace. Now a decade later, she's back in London, as a chaperone to her beautiful niece. But to Blackburn, Jane's unwitting model, the cool, reticent spinster is still a challenge.

A Well Pleasured Lady

Lady Mary Fairchild, disguised as a servant, hopes to escape the notice of Sebastian Durant, for he holds a secret with power over her very life.

A Well Favored Gentleman

When spirited Lady Alanna returns home, only to find her beloved estate Fionnaway Manor inhabited by her greedy relatives and the devastatingly handsome Ian Fairchild, who feels that the estate is rightfully his, she must fend off his passionate advances before she loses her heart.

The Rake

A Regency romp about a young lady who vows revenge on the rakish lord who loved and left her, only to find herself unexpectedly caught in Cupid's net along with the handsome viscount when her plan to love and leave him backfires.

The Yellow House

THE YELLOW HOUSE delves into the passion and politics of Northern Ireland at the beginning of the 20th Century. Eileen O'Neill's family is torn apart by religious intolerance and secrets from the past. Determined to reclaim her ancestral home and reunite her family, Eileen begins working at the local mill, saving her money and holding fast to her dream. As war is declared on a local and global scale, Eileen cannot separate the politics from the very personal impact the conflict has had on her own life. She is soon torn between two men, each drawing her to one extreme. One is a charismatic and passionate political activist determined to win Irish independence from Great Britain at any cost, who appeals to her warrior's soul. The other is the wealthy and handsome black sheep of the pacifist family who owns the mill where she works, and whose persistent attention becomes impossible for her to ignore.

All the Queen's Players

At Queen Elizabeth's palace, intrigue abounds. And when a naive girl with a gift for keen observation enters the court, she can hardly imagine the role she will play in bringing England--indeed, the whole of Europe--to the brink of war. Nor can she foresee her own journey to the brink of ecstasy and beyond. . . .

When she becomes a junior lady of Queen Elizabeth's bedchamber, Rosamund is instructed by her cousin, the brilliant and devious secretary of state Sir Francis Walsingham, to record everything she observes. Her promised reward: a chance at a good marriage. But through her brother Thomas, Rosamund finds herself drawn to the forbidden, rough-and-tumble world of theatre, and to Thomas's friend, the dramatic, impetuous playwright Christopher Marlowe. And then Rosamund meets Will Creighton--a persuasive courtier, poet, and would-be playwright who is the embodiment of an unsuitable match.

Almost Innocent

Growing up behind the impenetrable walls of an English fortress, young Magdalen does not know that she is the illegitimate daughter of a powerful English prince and his murdered French mistress -- or that she has been a pawn in the struggle between England and France ever since she slipped from her dying mother's womb.

All she knows is that she longs for excitement. And then one day, as if in answer to her prayers, the splendid figure of Guy de Gervais, a true knight in shining armor, rides into her cloistered world and spirits her away.

For Magdalen it is love at first sight. The one and only love of her life. Yet Guy sees only his responsibility to keep Magdalen safe until she can be wed to his nephew and thus fulfill her political destiny.

Almost a Bride

Jack Fortescu gambles to win, and this time his prize is not only his rival's lavish mansion but everything in it- including the man's beautiful sister! But when it comes to games, Jack has met his match.

Almost a Lady

Wanting nothing to do with a stifling society marriage and yearning for adventure, independent Meg Barratt gets her wish when, thanks to a violent storm, she is accidentally kidnapped by a seafaring seductive assassin.

The Bachelor List

The story of three sisters and the men they married.

Beloved Enemy

England's disastrous Civil War has robbed Lady Virginia Courtney of everything she holds dear--everything but her home, a beautiful estate perched on the cliffs of the Isle of Wight. Left alone to defend it, she is powerless when the enemy forces arrive--but even more defenseless when she meets their leader, a fiercely commanding man whose eyes seem to see through to her very soul. Colonel Alexander Marshall is no less affected by his prisoner of war, the bewitching, capable woman who has seen so much loss in her young life. Though he would be justified to send her to the mainland--and to her certain death as a traitor--his hand is stayed by compassion--and undeniable desire. But even the most passionate love affair may not be enough to hold two sworn enemies together in the midst of war.

The Bride Hunt

In the second volume of the romantic trilogy featuring the Duncan sisters and their matchmaking service in Edwardian London, Prudence enlists the aid of Sir Gideon Malvern when a powerful earl threatens to ruin them.

The Diamond Slipper

In a tale of passion and intrigue set in eighteenth-century Versailles, Cordelia Brandenburg leaves home for an arranged marriage with a man she has never met, but falls for young Viscount Leo Kierston, her escort on the journey to her new home.

The Emerald Swan

On a terror-filled night, two babies--identical twin girls of noble birth--are separated. One grows to womanhood as the frail, manipulative ward of the handsome young earl of Harcourt. The other becomes an enchanting, street-smart urchin who earns her way as a traveling player on the streets of England and France. The two girls' paths might never again have crossed if Harcourt hadn't run into Miranda in the midst of an exuberant performance. The resemblance to his ward is unmistakable--uncanny, in fact ... and an ambitious plot begins to take shape in Harcourt's mind. ... If he succeeds too well, Miranda may become something irresistible--even to Harcourt.

The Hostage Bride

A seventeen-year-old young lady encounters adventure and romance when she is kidnapped by a ruthless outlaw.

A Husband's Wicked Ways

Aurelia Farnham is happy living in London's stylish Cavendish Square, but with her friends Livia and Cornelia both married, sometimes she longs for more. Then Colonel Sir Greville Falconer storms into her life, delivering a letter from her late husband, revealing he was a spy for the Colonel. The Colonel asks her to partner with him as he exposes a ring of Spanish spies who have infiltrated London society. When the simmering attraction between them ignites into passion and the danger of Aurelia's double life escalates, Aurelia realizes she has more than shadowy antagonists to fear

The Least Likely Bride

One moment Lady Olivia Granville is strolling along a path, her nose buried in a tome of Greek philosophy; the next she is plunging down a rocky cliff. When she regains consciousness, she is naked and unwittingly trapped on a pirate ship. Her captor, though, is no ordinary pirate. Wickedly handsome, disturbingly mysterious, the grey-eyed master of the Wind Dancer is both a physician and an artist, and admits to making his living from the sea.

Most disconcerting of all, when he turns his glittering eyes on her, he sees not the stammering, hopelessly bookish young girl Olivia has always been, but a passionate, beautiful woman who can, if she chooses, embark on the adventure and the love of a lifetime.

Smuggler's Lady

When Lord Rutherford arrives in Cornwall to appraise his newly inherited estate, he finds the coast overrun by smugglers and the countryside sadly lacking in amusements. But the dowdy young widow he dismisses as unworthy of his attention is not at all what she appears. . .

To her neighbors, Merrie Trelawney is a poor widow who keeps to herself. But under cover of darkness, she leads a band of reckless smugglers to pay for her late husband's debts. When Lord Rutherford discovers her scandalous secret, he pursues her relentlessly, determined to prove that the thrills she can find in his bed will be far more fulfilling than her lust for adventure. . .

To Wed a Wicked Prince

Livia Lacey accepts Prince Alex Prokov's marriage proposal, but once she learns his reason for marrying her, will she feel wickedly betrayed?

Vanity

Picking pockets as her only means of survival, Octavia Morgan realizes that she has made a terrible mistake when she targets Lord Nick, the most notorious highwayman in England, who vows to ensnare Octavia's passions.

Velvet

Clad in black velvet and posing as a widowed French comtesse, Gabrielle de Beaucaire had returned to England for one purpose only-to ruin the man responsible for her young lover's death.

The Wedding Game

The youngest of the matchmaking Duncan sisters, Chastity finds herself falling for her new client, Dr. Douglas Farrell, despite his mercenary requirements for a wife with wealth and social status.

A Wicked Gentleman

Pooling their meager resources, Lady Cornelia Dagenham, her sister-in-law Aurelia, and their friend Liv Lacey arrive in London's Cavendish Square to spend a month at the home Liv has just inherited. But why anyone would show a fervent interest in purchasing the rundown property -- particularly the arrogant Viscount Bonham, who clearly could afford the finest of homes -- is a puzzle to Cornelia. His charms are undeniable, though -- and Cornelia finds her resistance to this mysterious stranger falling away...as a sparking passion clouds her view.

But their affair may place her and her friends in danger as Harry Bonham sweeps her into the sparkling whirl of high society. Leading a double life as a code breaker for the Crown, Harry is a man of many secrets. Is it Cornelia whom he truly desires, or something hidden in the house on Cavendish Square?

Come the Spring

Adam, Douglas, and Travis Clayborne are now each happily married, much to the delight of their beloved Mama Rose. But despite their happiness, all the Claybornes have begun to wonder on which side of the law their restless brother Cole will land. Then an elusive stranger, who has slipped in out of their lives, reappears at the Clayborne reunion. Daniel Ryan is a hard man set on vengeance, an US Marshall driven by a tragic loss from the past and Cole is lured into a shadowy chase which will bring unexpected turns to Cole's uncertain future. Ryan's quest for vengeance leads him both to Cole and to a beautiful young woman - the sole witness to a terrible crime - whom he unwittingly draws into the line of fire.

In His Arms

Mary Emeline Malone has long courted trouble. With hopes for a fresh start, she packs up her life in Ireland and makes her way to America. But trouble is only beginning...for desire ignites the moment the tempestuous Mary sees Carson Barclay, the rugged, no-nonsense sheriff of Whistle Creek, Idaho. Never has she been so powerfully drawn to a man--or more determined to avoid the passion in his deep blue eyes. For how can Mary give her heart to the very man who could discover her secret past and destroy all she holds dear?

The Proposition

No man, gentleman or otherwise, has ever looked at Lady Edwina Bollash the way the brash, handsome man standing before her is doing now. Edwina has accepted the challenge to transform incorrigible Mick Tremore into a gentleman in just six weeks.

Everything but a Bride

Every Hungarian Grandma knows that words have power. But Nana Salo never meant the words she said in anger to become a family curse, but that's just what happened. She thought she had a chance of undoing it at her granddaughter's wedding, but when things went awry, she pinned her hopes on her grandson, Noah's wedding.

Noah's fiancée called things off at the stag, but when his ex's younger step-sister, and long-time friend Callie, tries to cheer him up, Noah finds the lines between friendship and love blurring.

A shared non-honeymoon, some secret dating, and a crazy Hungarian family might not sound like the normal way to start a relationship, but Callie and Noah learn that love tends to find its own way.

Desperate Duchesses

Welcome to a world of reckless sensuality and glittering sophistication . . . of dangerously handsome gentlemen and young ladies longing to gain a title . . . of games played for high stakes, including--on occasion--a lady's virtue.

A marquess's sheltered only daughter, Lady Roberta St. Giles falls in love with a man she glimpses across a crowded ballroom: a duke, a game player of consummate skill, a notorious rakehell who shows no interest in marriage--until he lays eyes on Roberta.

Yet the Earl of Gryffyn knows too well that the price required to gain a coronet is often too high. Damon Reeve, the earl, is determined to protect the exquisite Roberta from chasing after the wrong destiny.
Can Damon entice her into a high-stakes game of his own, even if his heart is likely to be lost in the venture?

Duchess by Night

Looking for adventure in her life, Harriet, the Duchess of Berrow, dresses as a man and accompanies other nobles to the estate of Lord Justinian Strange, where he hosts a rollicking fete that would mean scandal to any proper lady. When the two finally meet, they fall in love, but can he see past all her disguises?

A Duke of Her Own

Leopold Dautry, Duke of Villiers, urgently needs a noble wife, but although he becomes engaged to the lovely Eleanor, daughter of the Duke of Montague, he remains torn in his affections as he approaches the limits of propriety.

Kiss Me, Annabel

The rules of marriage ... according to Miss Annabel Essex A husband must be: Rich. Make that very rich. She's had enough of leaky roofs and thread-worn clothing. English. London is the center of the civilized world, and Annabel has a passion for silk and hot water. Amiable. good-looking would be nice, but not necessary. Same for intelligent. Isn't she lucky? She's found just the man! And her chosen spouse is nothing like the impoverished Scottish Earl of Ardmore, who has nothing but his gorgeous eyes, his brain-and his kisses-to recommend him. So what cruel twist of fate put her in a carriage on her way to Scotland with just that impoverished ear and all the world thinking they're man and wife? Sleeping in the same bed? Not to mention the games of words started by the earl-in which the prize is a kiss. And the forfeit ... Well, They are almost married, after all!"

A Kiss at Midnight

Miss Kate Daltry doesn't believe in fairy tales ... or happily ever after. Forced by her stepmother to attend a ball, Kate meets a prince and decides he's anything but charming. A clash of wits and wills ensues, but they both know their irresistible attraction will lead nowhere. For Gabriel is promised to another woman--a princess whose hand in marriage will fulfill his ruthless ambitions. Gabriel likes his fiancée, which is a welcome turn of events, but he doesn't love her. Obviously, he should be wooing his bride-to-be, not the witty, impoverished beauty who refuses to fawn over him. Godmothers and glass slippers notwithstanding, this is one fairy tale in which destiny conspires to destroy any chance that Kate and Gabriel might have a happily ever after --unless a prince throws away everything that makes him noble --unless a dowry of an unruly heart trumps a fortune --unless one kiss at the stroke of midnight changes everything.

Midnight Pleasures

Lady Sophie York agrees to marry the rogue Patrick Foakes after a mistaken elopement.

Pleasure for Pleasure

Labeled the "Scottish Sausage" after her first ball, a witty, unconventional Josie is determined to use her newfound notoriety, tempting fate by attending horse races, discarding her corset, and allowing an arrogant rogue to kiss her, until she finds herself trapped in an unwilling betrothal.

Potent Pleasures

The dashing Earl of Sheffield explodes in anger on discovering his bride, portrait painter Charlotte Calverstill is not a virgin. But as she keeps repeating he simply has a poor memory, it was he who deflowered her years earlier. A Regency romance.

This Duchess of Mine

Scandalous Jemma Beaumont and proper politician Elijah Beaumont were always like oil and water. It came as no surprise to anyone when Jemma left to thrill all of France with her antics shortly after their wedding. But no one expected her return home ready to play the part of dutiful wife, least of all her husband.

The Truest Heart

Did fate send her a villain with the blackest soul...or a lover with The Truest Heart

Her name is her only crime, yet Lady Gillian must take refuge in a humble cottage on the on the stormy Cornish coast, hiding from a king who seeks her death for her father's treason.Now destiny has sent Gillian a cure for her loneliness: a handsome shipwrecked stranger washed ashore on a perilous tide who requires a kind lady's gentle touch to heal his broken body and tormented spirit.

His own name -- Gareth -- is all that he remembers. Yet he knows he has found paradise in the company of an exquisite beauty whose caress is sweet rapture and whose smile warms his soul. But as his memories slowly return, so does the dark task entrusted to him by King John. If he fails, a young boy will surely perish. Yet how can he betray Gillian, whose passionate love has lit a blaze in Gareth's heart that no vengeful king's decree could ever extinguish?

When the Duke Returns

The Duchess of Cosway yearns for a man she has never met--her husband--in this fourth installment of the Desperate Duchesses series.

When Beauty Tamed the Beast

Miss Linnet Berry Thrynne is a beauty. Naturally, she's betrothed to a beast. ... Linnet has no idea of the danger posed to her heart by a man who may never love her in return. If she decides to be very wicked indeed, what price will she pay for taming his wild heart?

The Cowboy

The Blackthornes and the Creeds had been at war for generations, and when Trace Blackthorne and Callie Creed fell in love as college students, the hostilities didn't stop. Family loyalty eventually drove the two young lovers apart; Trace disappeared from their small Texas town while Callie married her father's foreman, bore two children, and became a young widow. It isn't until Trace's father has a heart attack that he returns to Texas and comes looking for Callie, the one woman he's never been able to forget. But although Callie has never stopped loving Trace, she harbors a secret that could destroy any chance of a future with him.

Seized by Love

He was a renegade prince skilled in the arts of sensual persuasion. . . .

She knew him by reputation; a man unmindful of convention, it was said he offered sensual delight beyond a woman's wildest dreams. Yet even forewarned of his wild and reckless past, Alisa Forseus found herself responding to the dark smoldering gaze and the quick warmth of Prince Nikolai Kuzan's stolen caresses. She knew too well that love between them was impossible--forbidden--but she could not resist the rapturous pleasure of one moment in his arms. . . .

She was the exquisite bounty in a scandalous wager of love. . . .

She was to be his prize, his ultimate conquest, but when Nikki found himself alone with the lovely and chaste Alisa, he was shocked to discover that it was more than her body he desire to possess. He had three days to win the heart of this proud and passionate beauty, three days--and nights--to steal her from the man she called husband in name only. For what began as a simple challenge had become a dangerous passion for a woman he'd surrender anything and everything to love--even his renegade heart.

Bellewether

It's 1759 and the world is at war, pulling the North American colonies of Britain and France into the conflict. When captured French officers are brought to Long Island to be billeted in private homes, it upends the lives of the Wilde family. Lydia Wilde, struggling to keep the peace in her fracturing family following her mother's death, has little time or kindness to spare for her unwanted guests. And Canadian lieutenant Jean-Philippe de Sabran has little desire to be there. But by the war's end they'll both learn love, honour, and duty can form tangled bonds that are not broken easily. Their doomed romance becomes a local legend, told and re-told through the years until the present day, when conflict of a different kind brings Charley Van Hoek to Long Island to be the new curator of the Wilde House Museum. As Charley starts to delve into the history of Lydia and her French officer, it becomes clear that the Wilde House holds more than just secrets, and Charley discovers the legend might not have been telling the whole story.

Call down the Moon

With a shadowy past and only dreams for her future, Meggie Bloom was tending the lost souls at Woodbridge Sanitarium when the handsome stranger's cobalt gaze awakened her to a woman's desire. Suddenly the mind-reading gifts that made Meggie an outcast deserted her. She couldn't read Lord Hugo Montagu, yet he haunted her dreams. Then he magically returned to offer her freedom--if she would become his wife....

Marriage was unthinkable for the notorious rake Hugo Montagu--until he lost everything on a bet. Meggie Bloom didn't know she was about to inherit a fortune. But he did. Nothing could have prepared him for the deep passions and surprising mysteries Meggie's innocence would unlock in him. But could an extraordinary woman's love transform him into a man of honor and make him worthy of a wife who could see into his soul, make him believe in the impossible and...

In the Presence of Angels

A man of all work answering her ad-her last hope of saving her family, her farm, herself. She needed Will Cutler now that her husband was gone. It was too late to tell Louisa that he was a son of a marquess, home to pay his respects to his best friends widow. First he wanted to help, then save and then marry.

Shadowheart

Dangerous and dashing assassin Allegreto wants to regain his rightful place in the rich Italian principality of Monteverde. Happily, the means to do so is Lady Elena, long-lost Monteverde princess and sole heir to the kingdom. Though she is promised to his rival, Allegreto seizes her ship, takes Elena prisoner, and weds her, thus beginning their battle of wits and passion.

Devil in Winter

Desperate to escape the clutches of her greedy relatives, heiress Evangeline Jenner makes a deal with Viscount St. Vincent to exchange her fortune for a marriage of convenience, only to discover the true nature of passion in his arms.

Captain Jack's Woman

Bored by society's rules and strictures, Kathryn 'Kit' Cramer yearns for adventure -- and she finds it on Britain's rugged eastern coast, dressed as a boy at the head of a rag-tag band of smugglers. But there is another who rules the night: the notorious Captain Jack, the ruthless leader of a rival gang who will allow no trespassers . . .and who stops Kit's breath with his handsome, etched features and powerful physique. In no time, Captain Jack sees through Kit's brazen disguise -- and tempts her with kisses that compel the beautiful adventuress to surrender her cherished independence for nights of incomparable bliss. But her lover is much more than he seems -- a man of secrets and dangerous mystery -- and becoming Captain Jack's woman will carry Kit into a world of sensuous pleasures and unparalleled perils ... and to new heights of excitement beyond anything she's ever dreamed.

The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae

Stephanie Laurens fans simply cannot get enough of the Cynsters--the New York Times bestselling author's wickedly seductive family of sexy rogues and headstrong young ladies. With The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae, Laurens's enthralling historical romance miniseries featuring the Cynster Brides comes to a wild and satisfying conclusion--as lovely, determined Angelica Cynster recognizes her ideal match across a candlelit ballroom...only to find herself suddenly kidnapped by the man, spirited off to the Scottish Highlands, and engaged to be married!

Devil's Bride

Independent governess Honoria Wetherby stumbles upon a mortally wounded young man in the woods on a stormy night. when the stranger dies, she is trapped in a cabin with his newly arrived cousin, Devil, who insists that their unchaperoned night together has compromised her honor and, therefore, she must marry him.

Four in Hand

After roguish Max Rotherbridge is saddled with four young wards, he must figure out a way to protect the Twinning sisters from his equally disreputable friends while winning the heart of the captivating Caroline Twinning.

In Pursuit of Eliza Cynster

Arguably Regency England's most scandalous family of misbehaving rogues and ladies, the Cynsters are back! New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens continues her delectable new historical romance series with In Pursuit of Eliza Cynster, focusing on the first of three Cynster sisters, each on a determined quest to find a hero who's her match in every way possible. When Eliza is kidnapped from her sister's engagement ball, the plucky miss refuses to be daunted--and her escape leads her straight into the arms of a most unlikely champion.

Rogues' Reform

Gabriel Bell has just inherited 15 acres and a house from a great-grandfather he never knew existed - but Ezekiel Bell's will is anything but straightforward. What is the treasured legacy that Gabriel has only three months to find? And what does intriguing Makima Gray have to do with it?

A Secret Love

An enigmatic, beautiful woman persuades the rakish Gabriel Cynster to help her expose someone who is plotting against her fortune, but Gabriel plans to exact his price in passionate encounters.

A Valentine Wedding

Lady Emma Beaumont and Lord Alasdair Chase were once inseparable childhood friends, then betrothed lovers. But something went dreadfully awry, and Emma left Alasdair practically at the altar. Now two years later, Emma has inherited a substantial fortune but there's one small string attached: until the day she weds, Emma cannot spend a farthing without Alasdair's consent.

Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue

In Laurens's sensational new Cynster historical romance, it's Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue when feisty Heather Cynster steps out of her safe, dull social circle in search of a dashing hero to wed...and ends up kidnapped, scandalized and whisked out of London, with her only hope for salvation--and love--resting with a notorious rogue lord.

Where the Heart Leads

Penelope Ashford, Portia Cynster's younger sister, has grown up with every advantage --wealth, position, and beauty. Yet Penelope is anything but a typical ton miss --forceful, willful and blunt to a fault, she has for years devoted her considerable energy and intelligence to directing an institution caring for the forgotten orphans of London's streets. But now her charges are mysteriously disappearing. Desperate, Penelope turns to the one man she knows who might help her--Barnaby Adair.

A Gentle Feuding

Duty demands that Sheena, the beautiful jewel of the Fergusson clan, wed to end the violent feud that has devastated her family. But never could she give herself completely to the handsome and dangerous laird Jamie MacKinnion - the most feared man in the Scottish highlands.

The captive prize of Jamie's sword, Sheena struggles in vain to escape the desire awakened by his touch. And though pride insists she hate her dashing enemy, Sheena's heart begs her to yield...and to surrender to Jamie's passionate love.

Glorious Angel

Angel, a poor farmer's daughter, falls in love with Bradford Maitland, heir to the magnificent Golden Oaks. But their relationship is plagued by hateful gossip and a scandalous family secret.

Love in the Time of Cholera

Set on the Caribbean coast of South America, this love story brings together Fermina Daza, her distinguished husband, and a man who has secretly loved her for more than fifty years.

Flame

When her brother was accused of murder, Ashley Webster headed west to clear his name. Although the proud Yankee was prepared to face any hardship on her journey to Fort Bridger, she was horrified to learn that single women weren't welcome on any wagon train. Desperate to cross the plains, Ashley decided to pay the first bachelor willing to pose as her husband. Then the fiery redhead came across a former Johnny Reb in the St. Joe's jail, and she couldn't think of any man she'd rather marry in name only. But out on the rugged trail, Tanner MacTavish quickly proved too intense, too virile, too dangerous for her peace of mind. And after Tanner stole a passionate kiss, Ashley knew that, even though the Civil War was over, a new battle was brewing -- a battle for the heart that she might be only too happy to lose.

Temptation of a Proper Governess

Society dictates that a governess should be modest, quiet, and keep to herself. She should never contradict her employer. And, above all, she must not attract the attention of any male in the household ...

Roses

Spanning the 20th century, the story of Roses takes place in a small East Texas town against the backdrop of the powerful timber and cotton industries, industries controlled by the scions of the town's founding families. Cotton tycoon Mary Toliver and timber magnate Percy Warwick should have married but unwisely did not, and now must deal with the deceit, secrets, and tragedies of their choice and the loss of what might have been--not just for themselves but for their children, and children's children. With expert, unabashed, big-canvas storytelling, Roses covers a hundred years, three generations of Texans and the explosive combination of passion for work and longing for love.

The Bargain

To keep her fortune, heiress Lady Jocelyn Kendall impulsively weds a penniless officer dying of wounds received at Waterloo, but when the man recovers, she suddenly finds herself with a healthy, vibrant husband who wants to renegotiate the terms of their bargain--and possess her heart.

Once a Rebel

Lord George Gordon Audley had been Callista Brooke's best friend, and it was to Gordon she turned in desperation to avoid a loathsome arranged marriage. The repercussions of his gallant attempt ended with Callie in Jamaica, and Gordon on a one way trip to the penal colony of Australia. Now it's 1814, and Callie is in Washington, trapped in the battle between her native England and her adopted homeland. She is on the verge of losing everything, including her life, when Gordon cuts through the violent crowd to claim that she is his. Against all odds he had survived, and finding Callie is like reclaiming his tarnished soul. But the innocent friendship they shared as children has become a dangerous passion that may save or destroy them when they challenge the aristocratic society that exiled them both.

The Rake

A man who tries to regain his heritage and to claim his place as master of an estate discovers that his estate manager is a woman, who promises him a future and a good life.

Sometimes a Rogue

Even the most proper young lady yearns for adventure. But when the very well bred Miss Sarah Clarke-Townsend impulsively takes the place of her pregnant twin, it puts her own life at risk. If the kidnappers after her sister discover they've abducted Sarah instead, she will surely pay with her life...Rob Carmichael survived his disastrous family by turning his back on his heritage and becoming a formidable Bow Street Runner with a talent for rescuing damsels in distress. But Sarah is one damsel who is equal to whatever comes. Whether racing across Ireland with her roguish rescuer or throwing herself into his arms, she challenges Rob at every turn.

The Lady Most Likely...

In a Regency novel told in three parts by three different authors, Hugh Dunne, the Earl of Briarly, throws the party of the season at his sister's country home, with the aim of finding a suitable wife.

Late for the Wedding

Regency sleuths Lavinia Lake and Tobias March stumble into the middle of a deadly mystery as they become caught up in the search for a killer who targets wealthy older men on the brink of marrying beautiful, much younger women.

The Lost Duke of Wyndham

Highwayman Jack Audley has never wanted to be responsible for an ancient heritage and the livelihood of others. But when he is recognized as the long-lost son of the House of Wyndham, his carefree life is over. If his birth proves to be legitimate, Jack will find himself with the one title he has never wanted: Duke of Wyndham. Grace Eversleigh has spent the last five years toiling as the companion to the dowager Duchess of Wyndham. It is a thankless job, with very little break from the routine ... until Jack Audley lands in her life.

Mr. Cavendish, I Presume

Engaged in the cradle, Thomas Cavendish, Duke of Wyndham, and Amelia Willoughby, daughter of the Earl of Crowland, have never gotten to know each other romantically until an impulsive kiss begins a rocky courtship. However, the arrival of a stranger with claims on the dukedom throws their world into turmoil, with their engagement suddenly in doubt.

Quicksilver

Virginia Dean wakes at midnight beside a dead body, with a bloody knife in her hand and no memory of the evening's events. Dark energy, emanating from the mirrors lining the room, overpowers her senses. With no apparent way in or out, she is rescued by a man she has met only once before, but won't soon forget.

Romancing Mister Bridgerton

Secretly drawn to her best friend's brother for years, Penelope Featherington believes that she knows everything about Colin Bridgerton, until she stumbles upon his deepest secrets.

That Camden Summer

A second chance at love. The setting is 1916 Maine, the heroine, Roberta Jewett, a divorcee and a man hater. In those days a divorcee was the equivalent of a slut and Roberta must put up with opprobrium from the town and lechery from men. Luckily, there is Gabriel Farley, a widower, and his children like Roberta's children.

A Good Woman

Nineteen-year-old Annabelle Worthington was born into a life of privilege, raised amid the glamour of New York society, with glorious homes on Fifth Avenue and in Newport, Rhode Island. But everything changed on a cold April day in 1912, when the sinking of the Titanic shattered her family and her privileged world forever. When she is betrayed, and pursued by a scandal she does not deserve, Annabelle flees New York for war-ravaged France, hoping to lose herself in a life of service. There, in the heart of the First World War, in a groundbreaking field hospital run by women she finds her true calling. And when the war ends, Annabelle begins a new life in Paris--now a doctor, a mother, her past almost forgotten...until a fateful meeting opens her heart to the world she had left behind and she returns to New York one more time.

The Elusive Flame

Beauregard Birmingham, the son of Brandon and Heather, comes to the aid of lovely Cerynise Kendall, a destitute childhood companion faced with scandal, dark secrets, and old enemies.

Everlasting

Once, Abrielle's name was on the lips of every unwed nobleman in London as a proud exceptional lady coveted for her bearing, her breeding, her wit, and her beauty.

But when her stepfather--respected for his courage and valor during the Crusades--is denied his rightful title and the wealth that accompanies it, Abrielle finds herself suddenly disgraced, no longer a suitable match for any proper gentleman. Only one would still have her, though he desires no more than physical pleasure: the oafish and grotesque Desmond de Marl#65533;. His dark and scandalous reputation is legend, and Abrielle has heard rumors that his first two wives perished by his hand. Yet no one else can rescue her once-proud family's honor and keep her stepfather from debtor's prison, so she is left with no choice but to accept the cruel and hateful de Marl's offer of marriage and sacrifice her virtue to a scoundrel she fears and detests . . . even as she yearns for another lover.

Dashing, handsome, tall, and kind--a black-haired Scotsman with vivid blue eyes--Raven Seabern is an emissary for his king, and quite unlike any man Abrielle has ever encountered. From the very first moment their eyes meet, he intrigues and mesmerizes her--and dancing in his arms at a royal banquet leaves her weak with the desire to surrender. But their love can never be, for Abrielle is betrothed to a monster. And the well-being of everyone she cares for demands that she honor her promise. Still, the fire lit that night will not be doused. Raven knows he has found the true one and must never let her go--though secrets, deceptions, dishonor, and unimaginable peril will surely be their fate if they follow the dictates of their hearts.

Petals on the River

The fiery and outspoken adopted daughter of one of England's most formidable women, Shemaine O'Hearn has made powerful enemies. And now her adversaries have found a way to remove the hot-blooded beauty from her life of privilege: by falsely convicting Shemaine of thievery and sending her in shackles to America, where she is to be sold in indentured servitude to the highest bidder.

In a bustling port city in the colony of Virginia, she becomes the servant of Gage Thornton-a shipbuilder with a young child in need of a nanny. And despite whispered rumors condemning the handsome widower for the untimely death of his wife, Shemaine cannot ignore her desire for this caring, generous and enigmatic stranger who silently aches with his growing need for her-even as grave peril reaches out from across a vast ocean to threaten their flowering love.

A proud and spirited woman whose life was stolen from her. . .A man of secrets accused of a terrible crime. . .In a place of new beginnings their destinies are joined--in a gloriously romantic new work from the incomparable storyteller.
In an era of treacherous uncertainties, Shemaine O'Hearn--the fiery and outspoken daughter of one of England's most successful businessmen--has made powerful enemies. And those who wish her ill have found a way to remove the hot-blooded beauty from her life of privilege--falsely convicting her of thievery and forcing her in shackles aboard a crowded slave ship bound for America, where she is to be sold in indentured servitude to the highest bidder.

In a bustling port city in the colony of Virginia, Shemaine becomes the servant of Gage Thorton--a shipbuilder with a young child in need of a nanny. In a rustic cabin in the woods, far from the whispered rumors that cruelly condemn the handsome widower for the untimely death of his wife, Shemaine cannot ignore her desire for this caring, generous and enigmatic man who silently aches with his growing need for her--even as a grave peril reaches out from across a vast ocean to invade their new life and threaten their flowering love.