He Had to Marry Her Everyone in London agrees the Byrons are just as "mad, bad, and dangerous to know" as their poetic non-relation. But Lord Jack Byron is facing a predicament that is scandalous . . . even for him! Marry a young woman because he lost a bet? Unreformed rake Lord Jack Byron would do anything to get out of it. But the rich merchant who holds his debt insists Jack lead his on-the-shelf daughter to the altar . . . and make her believe it's a love match. With no options, Jack agrees, thinking he'll be shackled to a closed-in spinster. But Grace Danvers is no milk-and-water miss. When he first encounters her in a London bookstore, Jack is struck by her tempting sensuality and soon becomes determined to bed—and wed—her (in that order!). Yet though he plans to seduce her with his touch, he never dreams he'll also want to win her with his love.
"Rafael Cheves is a man tortured by his gut-wrenching past and tempted by a future he dare not even dream about. Knowing he'll never deserve the only woman he ever wanted, Raf will make sure she stays as far away from him as possible. But when Sophia Turino, the daughter of the man who raised Rafael from the gutter, stands before him seven years later, she's even harder to resist--confident, successful and as intoxicatingly beautiful as ever. It's time for Raf to obliterate his darkly powerful infatuation"--Publisher.
Women always jump at the click of his fingers…don’t they? Hot and flustered from the sweltering Milan heat, Caroline Rossi steps into the sleek offices of Giancarlo de Vito—only to feel plump, plain…and virtually invisible! Giancarlo’s ruthless ambition got him where he is today, but he’s never forgotten the hardships he overcame—or his thirst for a revenge only Caroline can help him exact… Used to women doing anything to please him, Giancarlo is confounded by Caroline—she just won’t play ball. To seek his vengeance Giancarlo will have to turn on the legendarily irresistible de Vito charm…
Reprint Edition. From New York Times bestselling author Hannah Howell comes the thrilling tale of a beautiful noblewoman embroiled in treachery and treason in the Scottish highlands--and the royal knight who would give his very life to protect her. . . Contessa Tess Delgado suspects her Scottish uncle of supporting those who would overthrow King James II. But it is not until she frees Sir Revan Halyard from her guardian's dungeon that she realizes the extent of the plot--and the deadly lengths to which he'll go to silence her and claim her considerable inheritance. When Revan abducts Tess in the course of his escape, she becomes his wary ally as well as his captive. For though Tess is loath to trust him and resistant to the desire he stirs in her soul, she cannot deny the destiny they share. Now, as they race against the traitors who seek to destroy them and betray the throne, Tess and Revan will risk everything for love of king, country--and one another. . .. "Few authors portray the Scottish highlands as lovingly or colorfully as Hannah Howell." -- Publishers Weekly
Lawyer Ryan Matthews wanted sexy Jessica Newman the moment he saw her. And she seemed to want him, too, but something was holding her back. So now Ryan decides it's time to launch a sensual assault. He is going to have Jessica in his bed—and he isn't above tempting her with her own forbidden fantasies to do it…. Jessica isn't really playing hard to get. In fact, she's pretty sure a relationship with Ryan wouldn't work…although faced with Ryan's plan to seduce her senseless, she can't exactly remember why. She's constantly on edge, wondering what sensual scheme, what erotic pleasure Ryan has in store for her. She's definitely enjoying the chase—but does she dare let Ryan finally catch her?
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Release Date: 2004-02-03
I am Meredith Gentry, P.I. and Princess Merry, heir to the throne of Fairie. Now there are those among me who whisper I am more. They fear me even as they protect me. And who can blame them? I’ve awakened the dazzling magic that’s slumbered in them for thousands of years. But the thing is, I can’t figure out why. My aunt, the Queen of Air and Darkness, is no longer distracted by her usual sadistic hobbies. Her obsession has turned unwaveringly to me. The mission to get me pregnant and beat my cousin Prince Cel to the crown is taking longer than expected. Even though I spend each night with the Queen’s Ravens, my immortal guards, no child has come of our decadent pleasures. But something else is happening. My magic courses through me uncontrollably. And as I lock my half-mortal body with their full-Sidhe blooded ones, the power surges like never before. It all began with the chalice. I dreamed of it, and it appeared, cool and hard, beside me when I awoke. My guards know the ancient relic well—its disappearance ages ago stripped them of their vital powers. But it is here with us now. My touch resonates with its force, and they’re consumed with it, their Sidhe essences lit up by it. But even as they cherish me for this unexpected gift, there are those who loathe me for it. Me, a mongrel, only half fey and part mortal. The Unseelie court has suffered for so long, and there are some who would not have it weakened further by an impure queen. My enemies grow in number every day. But they do not know what I am capable of. Nor, for that matter, do I. . . . In Seduced by Moonlight, Laurell K. Hamilton brings the dark, erotic reign of the immortal fey to a startling new depth. Full of sensuality and the consuming anticipation of latent powers unleashed, this world of gods, shapeshifters, and immortal souls is unveiled in all of its supreme magnificence and its treacherous deceits. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Jennifer Lewis
Release Date: 2007-10-01
How long could she deny him? She was the cook's plain-Jane daughter. He was the estate owner's privileged son. But now Anna's beloved mother and Reynaldo DeLeon's wealthy father were gone, their clandestine affair exposed. And Anna, who'd secretly loved the gorgeous DeLeon heir, suddenly owned a piece of his family's estate. Which Reynaldo wanted back at any cost. He upped his price with every no that came from Anna's lips. Until her lips could refuse him no longer—
Author: Beth Ciotta
Publisher: Medallion Media Group
Release Date: 2005-05-01
Sofia Marino is a hot actress with a big problem. Burned out FBI agent Joe Bogart just wants to be left alone. The last thing he needs is to become entangled with red-hot Sofia on a mission to save not only themselves, but their loved ones. Original.
After a whirlwind wedding in Venice, Amy discovered that her brand-new husband had married her to gain a priceless old ring! Fleeing Italy, Amy never told anyone of her marriage to ruthless billionaire Vincenzo Ravenelli. Four years later, while Amy knew she'd never really love another man as she loved Vincenzo, she needed to be free of the past. The time had come to return to Venice and confront her secret bridegroom....
Falling for the CEO is a minefield of secrets in this tale from New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Barbara Dunlop Born on the wrong side of the bed, Riley Ellis is done playing second fiddle to his half brother—the legitimate heir. Determined to make his own company a success, Riley needs leverage and Kalissa Smith is it. Only he knows Kalissa is the long-lost identical twin to his rival's beloved wife. What a scandal their union could cause… By the time Kalissa learns the truth, Riley's passion is the real deal. But can he convince her she isn't a mere pawn in his seduction scheme?
With Just One Glance. . . The vast, dense forest and murky lake that surround Cairncroft Abbey aren't the only menacing elements that envelop the estate. For a dark history lies behind its walls--where secrets and evil still linger. . . She Falls. . . Catherine Weston arrives at Cairncroft Abbey to visit her childhood friend Madeline St. Aubyn whose health seems to deteriorate with each passing day. Even stranger, Madeline appears to grow more nervous whenever she is in the presence of her cousin, Gabriel. But Gabriel has quite a different effect on Catherine--stirring a longing deep within her. . . Under His Dangerous Spell. . . Gabriel St. Aubyn is haunted by the curse that has plagued his family for decades. Living with the constant torment that he too will succumb to it one day, he has resigned himself to a solitary existence. Yet when he meets Catherine, he cannot resist her company--or his growing desire for her. But when a young woman is found dead, Catherine cannot ignore the link between this horrific crime and Gabriel. Is he the tender, charismatic man she loves--or a sinister stranger waiting to make her his next victim?. . . Praise for the novels of Eve Silver. . . "Riveting! A dark, steamy and twisted tale!" --Lisa Jackson on His Dark Kiss "A dark and delicious gothic. I gobbled it up in a single sitting. Oh, how I have missed books like this!" --Linda Lael Miller on Dark Desires
A lesson in love? His life shattered by tragedy, Emilio Morretti stunned the world when he walked away from his fabulous career. The reclusive Atlanta race car legend isn't looking for redemption or romance when he meets Sharleen Nichols. But the life coach's infectious zeal for life is starting to make him feel like a winner again. Haunted by her own painful secret, Sharleen can't let her attraction to her celebrity client affect her professional judgment—or her heart. But with his charm and dashing good looks, Emilio is impossible to resist. And a weekend getaway to Miami only fuels the flames of their passion. Are they ready to trust their feelings and put the past behind them? Or will an exploding media scandal and an enemy's vengeful agenda destroy the happiness finally within their reach?
THIS DEADLY MASQUERADE… It was by far the most dangerous thing Heather Buchanan had ever done. In a desperate attempt to save everything that was precious to her, she had been forced to go undercover, to unearth secrets of the most mysterious—and compelling—man she had ever known…. But the closer she came to the disturbingly handsome Court Gabriele, the less she understood. Was he the ruthless criminal he seemed, or was he playing a game every bit as deadly as her own? All she knew for certain was that, against her will, she was falling deeper and deeper in love with this man who must surely be her enemy….
What this sultan wants, he gets! Catrin Thomas was an ordinary girl from the Welsh valleys when she was swept into a steamy affair with sexy Murat, a desert sultan! But when she discovers his aides are brokering a marriage to a suitable virgin bride, she leaves, heartbroken. With an entire kingdom at his command, Murat's furious that Catrin is the one person to defy him—whatever she thinks, she will be by his side again. Only, Murat will find this Catrin isn't the sweet, amenable plaything of before—but a formidable woman! Smart, feisty and tantalizing him at every turn…
Helena Beaumont is on a mission—to find out if Tate Ainsley really is swindling her father. But the man she's come back to Barbados to investigate is not the playboy she's expecting—in fact, if only she could trust him, he'd be everything she could wish for. It's going to be quite a challenge—pursuing information about Tate's affair while he is pursuing her and tempting her to distraction. She's facing quite a dilemma—return to London and leave her father to his fate, or stay and follow her heart…right into the arms of the enemy!