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"She jutted out her chin in defiance, and he suddenly felt an irresistible urge take possession of him, and as she opened her mouth for a furious retort, he claimed it in a heated kiss that came as much of a surprise to him as it did to her."
Her first day on the job at Thornton’s Fifth Avenue, Kelley, newly hired security guard, accidentally gets into a tiff with a sales clerk, and almost shoots the man. When her bullet destroys a jewelry display case, she finds herself on the hook for 3.5 million dollars in damages. To make matters worse, the sales clerk turns out to be Will Thornton, son of owner and billionaire Jack Thornton. When Will offers her a job so she can repay her debt, she doesn’t have much of a choice. Soon, Will’s demands take on a… personal note.
Stands Alone: Yes
Welcome to the world of the Thorntons, where two of America’s richest families, the Thorntons and the Montesquieus, duke it out, and where love blossoms in the unlikeliest of places…
When Chloe Thornton goes on a cruise to Alaska to get away from the scandal that has taken over her life, she never expected to find a friend on board. But when a fellow passenger makes her an outrageous offer, she accepts it as the escape route she’s been looking for.
When police chief Jackson Rappaport first lays eyes on Chloe, he’s a goner. She’s beautiful, intelligent, funny and… on the verge of plunging herself into the Gulf of Alaska. After saving her from a watery grave, he suggests she come down to Heartford and move in with him. Being away from New York will do her a world of good, though he secretly hopes she’ll learn to see in him more than a friend.
Romance quickly ensues, but then the problems Chloe ran away from follow her to Heartford when Ty de Montesquieu suddenly shows up on her doorstep. Ty’s always been obsessed with Chloe, and now that she’s vulnerable, he swoops in. Soon Chloe finds herself torn between the two men, unable to choose. Will she succumb to her carnal attraction to the vile brute or choose safety and comfort in the arms of her gentle police chief?
Stands Alone: Yes
"She briefly struggled against her own urge, her knees weak and her heart pounding so hard inside her chest she thought he must hear it, but then he opened a cabin door and led her inside, and she was draping herself across a small cot and he was descending upon her."
Forest ecologist Alixia Sumner has been doing important research in the jungle of Colombia, her life taking a turn for the dramatic when her father disappeared. All this time she’s lived with the loss and the perpetual threat of Contador Bashar, local drug kingpin. When suddenly Franklin Costner shows up on her doorstep, she isn’t too happy. Especially when he demands her help. Alixia isn’t used to being bossed around, so she shoves the business end of her rifle in his face and tells him to take a hike.
Roland Thornton is on an undercover mission in Colombia when he stumbles upon Alicia. The feisty environmentalist is one hot little number, and the attraction is both instant and highly inconvenient. Roland has other things on his mind than romance. Survival, for instance, for Bashar’s men are hot on his trail.
Soon both Alicia and Roland are forced to go on the run, and before long things get very hot indeed, not just with danger lurking at every turn, but from the scorching heat crackling between them. Working side by side, the billionaire enforcer and the quirky scientist have to decide if they’re a match made in heaven, or poles apart.
Stands Alone: Yes
When Anna Moonstone has a brutal tryst with her boss, her boyfriend abruptly dumps her. Humiliated, she quits her job and accepts an offer for an internship at the Thornton Fifth Avenue flagship store in New York. She’s immediately made to feel welcome by her handsome and charming colleague Scott Harris and they become fast friends. And more. But in spite of the growing attraction, Anna can’t resist to throw herself into the New York club scene, and promptly fall prey to notorious ladies’ man Ty de Montesquieu. Little does she know that her every move is being observed by Scott, who is not who he says he is.
When Scott meets Anna, he falls for her—hard. The fact that she’s damaged goods doesn’t stop him from pursuing her. But when a date with Ty turns deadly, he’ll have to dig deep to save her, both from the clutches of his arch-nemesis and from herself.
Can Anna accept the love of a good man? Or will her self-destructiveness destroy this final chance at true love?