Justice Was A Hard Mistress And one who demanded all of Jake McConnell's devotion. Until the day Clair Travers insisted that the straight-arrow lawman remove himself from her saloon. The day he knew his life would never be the same… Clair Travers Was Living a Lie She had gambled on a new life.But she hadn't counted on falling for a man like Jake McConnell, a man whose dedication to the truth could uncover the murderous secret that haunted her past.
THE AGENT: Spirited, beautiful Rachel Grunwald.THE MISSION: Convince Caleb Carpenter, a man whose reputation was as devastating as his looks, that she should be his bride.THE SHOCKING TRUTH: Rachel can't keep from falling for this powerful, enigmatic man!Her assignment was to go under cover as Caleb Carpenter's intended bride–even though her groom was a militant leader and alleged killer! Then her suitor showed her a taste of passion, and Rachel wondered how she could win her war against Caleb when she had already lost her heart?
FROM: PAIGE CARMICHAELSUBJECT: TROUBLE WITH LATEST ASSIGNMENTA joke. That's what most cops think of me, an expert in Forensic Statement Analysis. I catch criminals by what they say–and, more important, what they don't. The science of language and double meanings fascinates me, and if that makes me a nerd at the police department, I can live with it. Even suffer the contempt of hot homicide cop Nate McCall. But an odd statement from one of Oklahoma City's finest has triggered my suspicion–his words ring of murder. And proving it could silence me forever….
FORBIDDEN LOVERThe frightened woman standing before millionaire Jared Spencer hardly looked like the housekeeper's spirited daughter who'd once captured his heart then betrayed him. But the moment their gazes met, he felt the same fiery, forbidden desire.Tess Campbell had come with a plea to help find her missing child.A child that should have been theirs…Tess tempted fate by going to Jared. But for her little girl, she'd face the devil himself. Jared's millions would fuel the search–but it was the man Tess needed to keep her safe. For when Jared learned her precious secret, he and Tess would be in more danger than their daughter…
FBI agent Angie Davis sees past the crime scene into the twisted criminal mind. It's a skill she hones with the guidance of her mentor, Cain…one that helps Angie predict a killer's next victim before it's too late.But this profiler-in-training's latest case is a headache from the start. For one, she must work with maverick NYPD detective Carson Severo. And then, another kill. And another. Only this serial killer's victims seem to follow a disturbing pattern–they are all somehow connected to Angie. And it's just a matter of days before she becomes the next target….
As a madman held hostages in Mission Creek Memorial Hospital, Officer Jake White descended on the scene, gun drawn and ready to be a hero. But his newest ally turned out to be a greater mystery.Hospital administrator Tabitha Monroe clouded his lucid thoughts on love with her sky-blue eyes and intense drive to save her hospital. Jake fought his desire for the elusive beauty and reminded himself that no one wanted to be a cop's widow. As the dust cleared in their dangerous mission, Jake had a devil of a time walking away, when he was drawn–body and soul–to Tabitha's side…!
Requirements for being a royal consort:1) Exemplify purity. 2) Pass all demanding tests. 3) Gracefully withstand petty backstabbing. 4) Be chaste. Very chaste. Check to all! Chen Ji Yue is on her way to empress superstardom in nineteenth-century China. She only has to vanquish 300 rivals to bring her family great honor.Oh, and she may not find the deliciously sexy Sun Bo Tao—the emperor's best friend—at all delicious. Or sexy. Damn. Ji Yue is in big trouble. Because Bo Tao is definitely very sexy. . . . And Ji Yue is about to discover that chastity is overrated. . . .
Forensic sculptor Toni Sullivan's job takes her to crime scenes to put faces to victims. Shaping the clay always gives her a sense of purpose and order, but that all changes when she feels a mysterious connection to the victim found on Red Bud Isle.When Toni accepts another assignment that may officially prove an old friend is dead, memories of her nursing days in Vietnam begin to haunt her.Suddenly, her calm professionalism is gone. To find peace, she'll do whatever it takes to unmask a murderer. But where will she find the strength to handle the traumatic legacy of the past?
WHO'D LEFT A BABY ON HER DOORSTEP?And what was solitary, small-town schoolteacher Megan Cahill to do? Naturally, she'd nurture the abandoned infant. But she'd need the police to help locate the real mom…before the tiny mite wiggled its way into her empty heart.Trouble was, the handsome lawman Megan summoned proved to be her ex-husband–the once-beloved man who'd shattered her most cherished dreams. Worse, working closely with Jake, watching his muscular arms cradle the precious infant, evoked powerful, passionate longings for the love they'd lost. But could one sweet baby heal their painful past and forge them a new future–as a family–forever?