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Countess Lazlaric wants nothing more than an heir to carry on her family name. But without a beautiful, young, and malleable wife for her son, Charles, a man who has no desire to settle down, she knows an heir is impossible. So when the Countess receives a letter from a lawyer claiming he’s found her long-lost cousin’s daughter, she jumps at the chance to meet the girl. Senna Landseth is exactly what the Countess had in mind. But beneath Senna’s lovely exterior lies a fraud. The situation Senna finds herself in is rich and opulent beyond her wildest dreams, but the house—and the Lazlaric family—have something dark, dangerous, and deadly lurking in the shadows.
Recent widow Lady Diandra Reynell returns to London from India and comes face to face with her arrogant stepson, Justin, who believes that Diandra may be responsible for the murder of his father and vows to uncover the truth, regardless of his forbidden passion for the lovely widow. Original."
An anthology from four acclaimed romance authors includes stories about a masquerade cruise, a love triangle before a wedding, a woman who learns about love at first sight, and a writer who has a romance with an editor. Original."
Whether on a secluded Caribbean island or in the backyard, these sensual stories will transport readers to the greatest vacation spot of all, where passion burns hotter than the summer sun. Four of today's bestselling writers bring this fantasy to life as they prove that romance can blossom anywhere--often where you least expect it.
Chocolate leads the way to love in this anthology of stories by four different authors.
BACK WHERE SHE BELONGED?
Truck McKelvey had been able to make Carrie Spencer melt with just a touch, and make her heart burst with love with just a smile. And still she'd dumped him.brutally. She'd been determined that no man would stand in her way and ruin her life the way her father had ruined her mother's. Not even Truck.
Now Carrie was back, out of work and out of money. But not for long, she told herself. Only, she hadn't counted on Truck getting under her skin-and into her bedroom-again. Sure, they had heat. So what that she couldn't get enough of him. She'd have to be crazy to let her wild passion for Truck get in the way of her plan to leave town for good. Wouldn't she?
Alexander Deveney, the Earl of Mere, is on an undercover mission to ferret out secrets from his deceased brother's wife. Francesca Reay, a beautiful and impoverished artist, is a far cry from the conniving seductress Alexander thinks she is. But she plays along to learn the truth about his shocking accusations. As they succumb to rapturous desire, she discovers family secrets, unexpected betrayals and a deeply passionate love.
The world thinks Connack Pengellis, of the powerful Pengellis-Becarre family, is dead. But he is actually on a secret mission to find a legendary white diamond many would kill for. Instead, he finds a jewel more enticing and dangerous. Her name is Darcie Boulton.
Ecstasy/ Bound and Determined/ Dark Desires/ A Lady's Preference
Set in Victorian England and in a pasha's lush harem, a steamy tale of love and passion follows the clashes of virgins and voluptuaries as a woman offers a man the desires of his heart for the right price. Original.
Dayne Templeton and Flint Rutledge are drawn together by passion despite the smoldering secrets, family feuds, and vengeful emotions that threaten to consume their relationship. Original.
An erotic game takes a most unpredictable course. A forbidden encounter leads to desire and danger. And a lover's provocative tale includes a very surprising twist. Tried-and-true passion may be lovely, but when it comes to deliciously wicked sinning, there's no greater aphrodisiac than being...
Taken By Surprise
On a bloody Victorian battlefield, the penniless soldier of fortune, Dar St Onge, has just been recruited for a covert mission to uncover the dark secrets of a mysterious family by taking the place of its dying heir, Ducas Sangbourne, a man who looks enough like him to be his twin.
From a private berth on the Orient Express, to the finest hotels in Europe, to the mystical gateway of the East, these unlikely lovers, Alexandra DeLisle and Ryder Culhane, risk a passion that will test the limits of desire and fate, as they face a danger greater, and more seductive than any power they could imagine.
Zuleika And The Barbarian - Princess Zuleika of Dariyabar has no intention of marrying her ruthless cousin, even if she has to give herself to the enemy, the barbarian AmirKhan, to be free of him. AmirKhan is both intrigued and amused by Zuleika and with each night of seduction and surrender, the barbarian finds himself succumbing to love's decisive victory...All The Secret Pleasures - Corinna Woodholme is on the prowl and she's already set her sights on a new candidate for the position of sensual plaything: Simon Charlesworth, whose heart she broke many years before. To win Corinna's hand, he'll play whatever erotic games she likes...A Taste Of Honey - To save her father from the poor house, Honey DeHaviland agrees to marry a wealthy Greek importer on the island of Crete. Before resigning herself to a loveless marriage, she indulges in one night of passion with Nick Stamos, a rakish American who rescued her from lecherous sailors. She never expects to see him again - or for him to be her escort to Crete!
Utter Desperation - Angilee Rosslyn, Southern American debutante, has been brought to London, by her ruthless father for one reason only: to make a profitable marriage to the Viscount Wroth. Titled though he may be, the Viscount is a pig, and the battles between the headstrong Angilee and her father at Claridge's hotel are becoming legendary. Uncontrollable Desire - Want. Need. Desire. It's all the same thing to Kyger, spending his nights drowning in sex and sin. He's instantly intrigued by Angilee - by her beauty, her accent, her determination, her body...But one night of white-hot passion together only whets his appetite. Unquestionable Danger - For Angilee's father and Viscount Wroth have more at stake than the girl realizes. Members of a diabolical, extremely powerful secret society that Kyger has sworn to infiltrate and destroy, they'll stop at nothing to make Angilee their pawn.
At a swanky caf‚ in midtown Manhattan, three twentysomething gals convene to discuss how to achieve their ultimate fantasy: becoming lusciously sexy, irresistibly seductive mistresses to supremely wealthy older men. Founders of their very own Mistress Club -- Brooke, a confident brunette; Delia, a feisty blond sexpot; and MJ, an ambitious, red-haired siren -- have sworn off unsatisfying one-night stands, vowing to take control of their sex lives. And thanks to Brooke, they have a set of guidelines for becoming elegant mistresses of sin:
Despite the rules, each woman falls for a sexy man who gets what he wants -- when he wants it -- without giving anything in return. That is, until Brooke finds her way into the coveted pages of a high-powered businessman's little black book -- opening the door for her and her friends to a hedonistic world of pleasure and passion that may be more than they bargained for....
Now she's a good girl gone bad.
Now she's a good girl gone bad.
One hot summer's day, everything changes for Frannie Luttrell after she rescues rich, young Marianne Nyland from drowning. An innocent small-town girl from the other side of the Bar Harbor tracks, Frannie is rechristened "Frankie" and swept into Marianne's glamorous world of wanton sensuality and expensive fun. Soon she is enjoying decadent pleasures beyond her wildest imagination with any and every guy she desires -- except for the man she really wants, the ever-aloof Dax Cordrey, who disapproves of her new, indulgent life.
Offered a job as Marianne's personal assistant (aka permanent party pal) in New York City, Frankie and the insatiable Marianne hit the town on exotic nightly sexcapades, fulfilling their wildest fantasies. But when Marianne is found dead -- and Frankie is named her sole heir -- gossip flies like wildfire and a steamy sex tape featuring the Cinderella heiress suddenly appears. Deciding to make the most of her fifteen minutes of fame, Frankie acts the part of a publicity princess -- while trying to prove to Dax that she's not the scandalous vixen she's been made into. She's only as bad as she wants to be...for the right person.
The mercury's soaring and so are the body temperatures of three lucky couples:
The Guy Diet by Thea Devine
Disillusioned food columnist Lo Cavallero only wants her men "lite." But what will happen when dishy newsman Jed Costigan tries to convince her that he's more than just a scrumptious morsel?
Light My Fire by Debbi Rawlins
Jordan Samms has a mountain to climb led by supersexy wilderness guide Zach Wilde. Before long, they're lighting each other's fire every night. But will the flames stay smokin' hot or blaze out of control!
No Reservations by Samantha Hunter
Edie Stevens is shocked when uberhottie property owner Joel Roberts appears at her vacation cottage because of a mix-up with the dates. Seems they'll steer clear of one another...yeah, but how will they handle the sizzling chemistry?