Calista Langley operates an exclusive ‘introduction’ agency in Victorian London, catering to respectable ladies and gentlemen who find themselves alone in the world. But now, a dangerously obsessed individual has begun sending her trinkets and gifts suitable only for those in deepest mourning – a black mirror, a funeral wreath, a ring set with black jet stone. Each is engraved with her initials.
Desperate for help and fearing that the police will be of no assistance, Calista turns to Trent Hastings, a reclusive author of popular crime novels. Believing that Calista may be taking advantage of his lonely sister, who has become one of her clients, Trent doesn’t trust her. Scarred by his past, he’s learned to keep his emotions at bay, even as an instant attraction threatens his resolve.
But as Trent and Calista comb through files of rejected clients in hopes of identifying her tormentor, it becomes clear that the danger may be coming from Calista’s own secret past – and that only her death will satisfy the stalker…
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crush (n.): a strong infatuation, particularly for someone beyond your reach . . .
Darcy Barrett found her dream man at age eight – ever since, she’s had to settle for good enough. Having conducted a global survey of men, she can categorically say that no one measures up to Tom Valeska, whose only flaw is that he’s her twin brother Jamie’s best friend – oh, and that ninety-nine of the time, he hasn’t seemed interested in her.
When the twins inherit their grandmother’s tumble-down cottage, they’re left with strict instructions to bring it back to its former glory. Darcy plans to leave as soon as the renovations start, but before she can cut and run – her usual MO – she finds a familiar face on her porch: Tom’s arrived bearing power tools, and he’s single for the first time in almost a decade.
Suddenly Darcy’s sticking around. Sparks start to fly – and not just because of the faulty wiring. But a one percent chance with Tom is no longer enough. This time around, Darcy’s switching things up. She’s going to make Tom Valeska ninety-nine percent hers.
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Faith Garrett’s down a fiancé, an apartment and a dream honeymoon in the tropics. At least she has a job but she hadn’t counted on working-and living-at a soon-to-be-opening Bed and Breakfast. Or playing house with sexy landscaper Connor McClain.
After escaping out from under his father’s thumb, Connor looks forward to his work being simple. Then Faith stumbles into his life and, shortly after, out of her bath towel, and “simple” doesn’t define the fiery attraction burning between them.
When Connor agrees to fill the role of Faith’s pretend fiancé, the lines between fantasy and reality blur. The fragile bloom in their hearts takes root and blossoms…into an unexpected emotion neither of them is ready for: Love.
With endless wealth comes irresistible temptation . . .
It’s an undisputed fact that Nash Beaumont is the hottest of the Beaumont brothers. His slow, sensual smile charms every French Kiss employee-and tempts every woman to buy the company’s lingerie. But beneath Nash’s raw charisma is a dark, kinky side that he struggles to control . . . a side that may be exposed by one lovely-and unexpectedly adventurous-woman.
Reporter Eden Huckabee needs a story. And when she discovers Nash’s dirty little secret, she thinks she’s found it. But Eden doesn’t count on Nash turning the tables on her-or that she will fall so deeply for this unbelievably sexy, one-in-a-billion Beaumont.
Overnight billionaires, the Beaumont brothers are thrust into life in the fast lane with exotic cars, private jets . . . and sex and success on their minds.
A commanding presence in the boardroom and the bedroom, Deacon Beaumont has come to save the failing company French Kiss. He was born to be boss in this glamorous new world of lacy lingerie and stunning supermodels. But one bold and beautiful woman dares to question his authority.
Olivia Harrington has dedicated her life to the company’s success. Just because Deacon is sexy as hell doesn’t mean he’ll make a better CEO. With a limitless supply of push-up bras and garter belts, Olivia turns her considerable feminine charms on Deacon to discover what makes him tick . . . and reveals instead the billion reasons why she wants him to stay.
London’s most scandalous bachelor has finally gone too far. Caught in a situation that was innocent but too compromising, James Simpson is forced to admit that he must do the honorable thing and marry the lady. Unfortunately, marriage alone will not be enough to appease her father. He won’t agree to do a dowry unless James can find a suitable husband for the lady’s elder sister – the shy and awkward Lucinda Cardington.
Lucinda doesn’t care that she is close to being ‘on the shelf’; she has more serious pursuits in mind. She enjoys the friendship she and James share over their love of photography, but she leaves dreams of romance to silly young ladies like her sister. James does manage to find a match for Lucinda, and his efforts to get them together are about to succeed…until James comes to the distressing realisation that he doesn’t want Lucinda in anyone’s arms but his own.
To Benita Ford, Tallgrass, Oklahoma, will always be home. It’s where her beloved grandmother raised her and where she rode bikes with her two best friends-the man who became her husband and Calvin. And Tallgrass is where she stayed, even after her husband died while serving his country. Now Calvin is home from that same war, and the sensitive, mischievous boy she once knew is today a man scarred by wounds no one else can see. Falling in love with him is something Bennie never imagined.
Tallgrass still haunts Captain Calvin Sweet. Yet it’s where he must go to see Bennie-the one woman he always loved but could never have. Calvin regrets so much about what happened years ago. Still he can’t deny being with Bennie makes his future feel bright, like anything is possible. But the demons of his past won’t be quieted that easily. As old hurts linger, threatening to pull them apart, Calvin and Bennie must take the ultimate risk for the love of a lifetime . . .
When Willow Petersen loses her job, her boyfriend and her self-confidence, she has no choice but to move back home to Liberty Falls where her mom soon points out, Willow needs a job. ASAP.
David Lydon has withdrawn from the world since his wife Shelly’s death in a boating accident, leaving his mother to raise his five-year-old daughter and no one to run failing Magnolia Hill Manor. Shelly was Willow’s friend growing up, so Willow takes the job to fulfill Shelly’s dream of restoring the old chapel and hosting weddings there.
Having Willow around is a painful reminder of the wife he’s lost but as the chapel books its first wedding on Christmas Eve, she helps David see that it’s time to deal with his grief and begin living life again to save the manor and his family.
Come home to Topaz Falls, Colorado, where the best way to spend Christmas is in the arms of a cowboy!
As director of the Topaz Falls Chamber of Commerce, Darla Michaels has come up with the perfect way to save the town from a recent slump in tourism and to distract herself from the upcoming tenth anniversary of her husband’s death. But planning the first annual Cowboy Christmas Festival means she has to work with Ty Forrester, head of the town’s rodeo association and irresistible bull rider who keeps testing her keep-things-casual policy.
Ty is more than happy to help Darla. Despite the sparks between them, the woman has always kept him at an arm’s length but he’s determined to make this Christmas different. During the festival, Ty plans to compete for not only the title of Christmas Cowboy but also to win Darla’s heart. He knows he can’t erase the pain from her past but with a little Christmas magic, maybe he can help her find the hope and healing she needs to embrace a whole new life.
NO DISTANCE CAN KEEP THEM APART.
For most her life, Lady Talia Hall has been dreaming of the day James Forester will take her in his arms and kiss her with unrestrained passion. Tired of waiting, Talia decides to take drastic measures to make James see her as more than his best friend’s little sister. But her bold plan goes awry when the scoundrel informs her that he is leaving London-and her-for a life of adventure traveling the world. Crushed, Talia throws herself into her reform work and vows never again to let her foolish heart get the better of her.
But even halfway across the world, James can’t stop thinking of the beautiful Talia, her bold declaration . . . or her brazen kiss. And when James learns that Talia’s reform work has thrown her into the path of danger and scandal, nothing can keep him from returning to London. But a broken heart is not easily put back together, and old habits die hard. Talia and James must learn that trusting in true love is the greatest adventure of all…
Celebrated actress Elise deVries is a chameleon. Her talent for slipping seamlessly into every role has captivated London audiences since her stage debut at sixteen. Elise’s ability to morph into any manner of person has also served her incredibly well in her secondary occupation–at White Knights & Associates, known throughout London for smoothing over the most dire of scandals.
Fifteen years ago, Noah Ellery walked away from a life of titled privilege and has never once glanced back. He was happy to be shed of the burden of public life, and no one else seemed very eager to drag him back to it. Until now. When the beautiful and enigmatic Elise shows up on Noah’s doorstep, her request for his help ends the peaceful refuge he’s built for himself. With a fortune and a life hanging in the balance, Noah must decide whether he will continue to hide safely away or accept Elise’s offer and become the man he thought he’d forsaken forever.
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A difficult duke, a determined lady and too many secrets . . .
Nathaniel, Duke of Rothhaven, lives in seclusion, leaving his property only to gallop his demon-black steed across the moors by moonlight. Exasperated mamas invoke his name to frighten small children, though Nathaniel is truly a decent man — maybe too decent for his own good. That’s precisely why he must turn away the beguiling woman demanding his help.
Lady Althea Wentworth has little patience for dukes, reclusive or otherwise, but she needs Rothhaven’s backing to gain entrance into Polite Society. She’s asked him nicely, she’s called on him politely, all to no avail — until her prize hogs just happen to plunder the ducal orchard. He longs for privacy. She’s vowed to never endure another ball as a wallflower. Yet as the two grow closer, it soon becomes clear they might both be pretending to be something they’re not.
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