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Subject: Griffin Wicklow, aka "The Closer"
Current Status: To protect stunning jeweler and a priceless piece of…lingerie?
Ranger Security has just assigned former ranger Griff Wicklow to protect a priceless diamond-encrusted bra. And while Griff has more experience removing bras than protecting them, his job is about to get even more complicated. Because Temptation just walked in disguised as Jessalyn Rossi, the drop-dead delectable jeweler who is escorting the piece….
The attraction between them is immediate…and irresistible. And Jessalyn's learning that there's a lot to be said about—and done with—a wickedly hot security agent like Griff. But once the job is finished, will their bedroom antics come to a close, too?
Subject: Ranger Eli Weston
Current Status: On leave
Mission: To honor his fallen friend—and protect his secret
Obstacle: His fallen friend's ex, who's off-limits…and off-the-charts sexy!
Ranger Eli Weston always does the right thing—even when it means defying orders. Now he's back in town to help with a memorial in honor of his fallen military buddy. This time it's not just about what's right. It's about ensuring that a secret never comes to light. A secret that only he and his friend's ex-girlfriend know…
Clothing designer Shelby Monroe has always felt an illicit something for Eli. But when the two find themselves working together to ensure the media never discover the truth about the town's fallen hero, temptation unfurls…hot, wicked and irresistible.
How far can they bend the rules before they break?
Ranger Security Employee Files
Employee #13: "The Protector"
Name: Judd Anderson
Trademark characteristics: Tall, dark and deliciously handsome, this former sniper has wicked aim.
Weaknesses: Saving girls who are trying to save the world.
Joining his twin at Ranger Security is Judd Anderson's first step toward a new life. But when he's assigned to protect a key witness in a murder case, the last thing he expects is a rather sexy Christmas angel to land in his lap….
Humanitarian Noelle Montgomery dedicates herself to helping others, so having someone take care of her is completely different. And now that she's in hiding with her hot bodyguard, Noelle is finding her niceness taking a decidedly naughtier turn.
But when the line between protection and seduction is crossed, Judd is compromised. Will he be able to save Noelle…in time for Christmas?
Ranger Security Investigational Files
Case #125: A Retirement-Home Robber?
Notes: Jeb "The Professional" Anderson is sent undercover to investigate thefts at a seniors residence. But what happens when a sexy suspect steals his heart?
Former military man Jeb Anderson accepted a job at Ranger Security to regain some control over his life. But when he goes undercover to investigate a series of thefts at a retirement home, his number one suspect completely unravels his control…and sends his libido sky-high!
As far as massage therapist Sophie O'Brien is concerned, Jeb is infuriating. Still, she'd like nothing more than to find out just what's underneath Jeb's reserved exterior—and his clothes! Because if he's half as talented as his nickname implies, letting him uncover all her secrets will be very, very satisfying….
Add some spice to your bedtime with naughty tales from bestselling authors Rhonda Nelson and Karen Foley…
The Equalizer by Rhonda Nelson
For as long as he could remember, soldier Robin Sherwood wanted Marion Cross. Unfortunately, his sexy childhood sweetheart considers herself way out of his league. But when she tells him about his rich friends reneging on their charity promises, Robin seizes the chance to prove himself. Take from the rich. Give to the poor. And show Marion that a rich-boy-turned-outlaw can be her hottie-ever-after!
God's Gift to Women by Karen Foley
When she sees the glorious bod of Nikos Christakos, sculptor Lexi Adams knows she's found inspiration. This sculpture, she thinks, will be the perfect man.
But Nikos refuses to model for her, and Lexi's only choice is to take a hands-on approach—and commit his body to memory by touch! But can her sculpture of The Perfect Man take the place of a real one?
It's bedtime-and bestselling authors Rhonda Nelson and Tawny Weber have two deliciously wicked tales to tell you...
The Steadfast Hot Soldier by Rhonda Nelson
Army ranger Tucker "Bear" Midwinter has two rules when it comes to the ladies-no tiny women, and no dancers. So why does petite ballet teacher Veda Hayes turn his blood into liquid fire? Still, the heat between them won't be denied. Will this soldier melt...or burn up?
Wild Thing by Tawny Weber
Compared to her beautiful siblings, groomer Andrea Tanner always felt like an ugly stepsister. But when she's left tied up and fuming, her prize pooch, Medusa, stolen, Andrea can't help hoping her prince will come. And he does. Hunky P.I. Percy Graham arrives in time to save the day-and to remind her that he hasn't forgotten the naughty night they once shared....
Ranger Security Case File #1877
Name: Jackson Oak Martin, a man as strong and steady as his name implies.
Case: Tracking down a Butter Bandit
Agent note: This case is gonna sizzle.
On the surface, it seems like an almost ridiculous assignment. A thief has been breaking into pastry chef Mariette Levine's shop. And the only thing taken? Organic butter. But one night, Mariette herself is attacked, and Ranger Security assigns agent Jackson Martin to guard their favorite chef-closely!
Unfortunately, the ultra-dishy Jackson also makes Mariette's reserve melt faster than.er, butter. Which is bad. In a very, very good way.
Has Mariette discovered the recipe for delectable disaster, or is this tasty bodyguard someone she'll need to keep on her menu for good?
Who will you find under your Christmas tree?
Ranch hand Tucker Rankin isn't crazy about the holidays.until a wintry night before Christmas, when Lacey Evans shows him how much fun it is to be nestled all snug in her bed..
A wealthy New Yorker?
Stockbroker Jared Martin needs to get away, and Alaska's the perfect place to unwind. Especially once actress Theodora "Teddy" Monroe gets him to loosen his tie-and take it all off!
Or maybe even a man in uniform?
Soldier Silas Davenport is on Christmas leave. But when he arrives at his parents' home, no one is there.except for the irresistible Delphie Moreau. And she's one gift he won't be exchanging!
Ranger Security Employee file #153 Name: Jay Weatherford, aka the Phoenix
Specialty: Getting out of really hot situations.and creating new ones!
Subject (Jay Weatherford) was nicknamed "the Phoenix" after walking out of a burning building unscathed. He's Ranger Security's newest recruit, and assigned to Case File #8765-locating the heir to the Betterworth Chocolate fortune, Truffles (dog).
Working for the competition is Charlie Martin.and she has a grudge against Ranger Security. This could complicate the investigation. Getting under each other's skin is one thing. Getting under each other-in the hot, sexy and naked way-is another!
The situation is heating up, and fast. Our man is fireproof.
Charlie Martin, however, is not..
Treasure hunter Bess Cantrell is used to picking through junk, looking for elusive gems that she can sell. Undiscovered antiques, rare finds…it's her world. But then her shop is ransacked. Someone is looking for the "Wicked" Bible—a rare and valuable edition—and they'll do anything to get it!
Former Ranger Lex Sanborn is trying to pull his life together after almost losing it in battle. But being assigned to watch over the quirky and irresistible Bess is distracting him from thinking about his military past—by getting him out of his pants!
Because when Bess wants something, she knows exactly how to get it….
Runaway bride Louisa Honeycut is looking for a quick escape when she passes the Double Dare, Inc sign and the slogan "Are you ready for the time of your life?" seems like divine intervention. Sheltered by her overbearing father, Louisa has years of catching up to do and can think of no better person than gorgeous Sam Rawlins to show her. Is she ready for the time of her life? Hell, yes.
Ordinarily unflappable adventure guide Sam Rawlins makes his living showing the wealthy how to have fun, but nothing in his experience could have prepared him for the "adventure" Louisa Honeycut asks for. He might be showing Louisa the time of her life, but the quirky little snack-cake heiress is soon turning Sam's own life upside down...and perversely, he likes the new vantage point.
These Highland hotties are about to meet their match!
Sexy Ewan MacKinnon meets fellow soul-searcher Gemma on a hiking trek through Scotland. They have wildly creative sex along the way, leaving them both with delicious memories of their journey. But at the trail's end, will their adventure be over, too?
Proud Cam MacKinnon is king of his castle. And he has a castle. Really. But he gives up all semblance of control when Summer shows up for a murder mystery party. Because he has to have her. And one weekend of uninhibited sex should be plenty…shouldn't it?
Heart-stoppingly hot Alec MacKinnon is honorable to a fault. So he shouldn't sleep with his friend's gorgeous daughter, Isla, right? But when Isla falls into his arms, what's he to do? After all, aren't some things just meant to be?
Former ranger Seth McCutcheon is a man of his word. Leave the military at the request of his dying mother? Check. Join the super-elite Ranger Security? Definitely. Provide a security detail at a high-society wedding? Hell, why not?
Go undercover as the wedding planner's boyfriend? Uhh, well….
But once Seth sets eyes on sexy Penelope Hart, he knows he's a goner. If Penelope wants a fake fling, he's her man. Especially if it comes with all the sensual benefits.
But they can't spend all their time in bed, as much as they'd like to. Somebody is threatening to sabotage the ceremony. If Seth doesn't discover the culprit, Penelope's business will be ruined.
Seth is going to need all the luck he can get if he's going to save the day and get the girl. Then again, they don't call him Wild Card for nothing….
Subject: Finn O'Connor, Army Ranger.
Current Status: In between tours of duty. Oddly discontent with the way his life is going…
Mission: Getting his act together before the next assignment.
Obstacle: Sunny Ledbetter. The girl he's never managed to forget…
Finn has never questioned his life's purpose—to serve and protect, no matter how unorthodox the means. But since the unexpected deaths of his parents, he feels lost….
Until he runs into Sunny, the first girl he'd ever loved. Sunny's now all woman…and very interested in fanning the banked flames between them into blistering adult heat! And his libido is definitely game.
But once again, their timing is off. He'd like nothing more than to spend every waking moment in her bed…but he's leaving in a week! Unfortunately, the overwhelming chemistry between them isn't giving him a choice.
And every soldier knows there are some battles you just can't win….
The weather outside might be frightful—but the Cole sisters are indulging in something quite delightful…
When She Was Naughty… by Kate Hoffmann
Researcher Alison Cole and doctor Drew Phillips are making beautifully naughty music together! Is it a temporary sizzling interlude…or can they play together for life?
Cole for Christmas by Rhonda Nelson
When Layla Cole and Bryant Bishop run into each other again, their passion melts the snow! It's a brief yet scorching affair. Until Bryant realizes that all he wants for Christmas is Layla—every year!
A Babe in Toyland by Tawny Weber
Rita Mae Cole and Tyler Ramsey hail from feuding families. Be together? Impossible. But the incredible sex between them says otherwise….
Ranger Security expert Tanner Crawford is lethally sexy. With his hair-trigger temper, smart-ass mouth and lady-charmer ways, he's no stranger to trouble. And it turns out that trouble's no stranger to him, either. Because Mia Hawthorne, the only woman who ever rocked his world, just tumbled back into his life. As a client he must protect!
Ah, hell. Anybody but her…
When Mia sees Tanner, her carefully ordered world screeches to a halt. It starts right up again though— in his bed! Sex with Tanner is still incredible. But he's a bad boy destined to break her heart once more… and she craves stable and predictable. Doesn't she?
Well, maybe. But first, she's going to find out exactly what she's been missing. And this time, she'll be the one to walk away.
If she can…
Will Forrester--former Army Ranger, Southern gentleman, quintessential badass. Now an elite member of Ranger Security, Will once again has his work cut out for him. Especially when he meets Rhiannon Palmer.
She's the most bullheaded, mouthy, flat-out sexy woman he's ever encountered. And he can't keep his hands off her.
But Rhiannon's on a desperate search to find a good friend, and Will is the key. Despite the incredible chemistry between them, she makes it clear he's only the means to an end for her.
Still, Will learned a thing or two about strategy in the army. Before long, he'll have her right where he wants her. In his bed...for good!
Meet St. Nick's delightfully devilish brother, Damon Claus. He's about to prove to three unsuspecting couples that being naughty is much, much nicer…
No Mistletoe Required by Vicki Lewis Thompson
With Damon's sneaky help, Hayden Manchester and Riley Kinnard rekindle a long-running, very creative rivalry…that leaves them fighting over who's on top!
Her Secret Santa by Jill Shalvis
Workaholic Ally Dauer runs the local toy drive. Only when she discovers some very adult toys, firefighter Eddie Weston convinces her that the best gifts are meant to be shared….
Snug in His Bed by Rhonda Nelson
Viv Foster hates Christmas. Hank Bailey owns a Christmas tree farm. What could they possibly have in common? Sizzling sexual chemistry and, thanks to Damon, the opportunity to act on it. After all, it's the season of miracles…