Atlanta in 1900 was a city of contrasts: a bustling place where commerce and high society flourished amid the languid rhythms of the sultry South. Claire Lang loved her life there, but one man's presence unsettled her very soul.John Hawthorn's dark eyes and lean, handsome face captivated Claire more than she wanted to admit. And when tragedy struck, Claire found herself desperate enough to marry him–a man who couldn't return her passionate love.As the fragrant scent of the magnolia wafted on warm breezes, Claire aroused fierce, unexpected desires in her elusive husband. And once she had tasted his kisses and savored his lovemaking, she dared to fight for him as a sizzling scandal threatened to engulf them and the love she began to believe could be theirs….
A sizzling fan-favorite tale from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster.After a blaze on his block results in an overturned Dumpster, firefighter Harris Black finds a shoebox filled with striking nudes and a handwritten note admitting to the woman’s love for…him? Who is the enigmatic woman in the photos, and how does she know him so well? His next door neighbor and best friend, P.I. Clair Caldwell, is the perfect person to help him solve the mystery. Except that Clair is already more involved than he ever could have guessed…
A Man of Action…The life of a paid mercenary makes sense to Special Forces Officer Winslow Grange. The jungles of South America are nothing that the former Green Beret can’t handle. A woman’s heart, however – that’s dangerous territory. Back in Texas, Grange’s biggest problem was avoiding Peg Larson and all the complications of being attracted to a live-in employee.Now Grange needs all his training to help regain control of a tiny South American nation and, when Peg arrives unannounced, she’s a distraction he can’t avoid. If she breaks through his armour, traversing the wilds of the Amazon will be easier than defending himself against her feminine charms…
In Wildwood Valley, Trouble Wore a Badge enticingly pinned to Sheriff Ben Kearney's broad, muscular wall of a chest – and Jessamyn Whittaker was determined to find a way around it.But how could she, when just looking at the man put her at a loss for words? The day Jess Whittaker stepped off the stage, Ben Kearney knew he was in for a hell of a ride. The woman had not only inherited her father's nosiness, but boasted her own special talent for trouble – and a real knack for dragging him into the thick of it!
Can innocent young widow Mari Osborne really be a murderess and the notorious leader of the Glory Girls highwaywomen?Wickedly handsome Nick Falconer would stake his life on it! He's been sent from London to the tranquil English village of Peacock Oak to solve the murder of his cousin Rashleigh and unmask this female Robin Hood. But Nick never expected that Mari would be so intoxicatingly beautiful or so disturbingly luscious.Determined to have her–body, soul and secrets–at any cost, Nick sets out to seduce her with a passion that inflames them both. But Mari holds much deeper, darker truths than Nick could ever imagine. Despite her fierce resistance, she can't stop her body from yearning for his touch.Can she hide her sinister past from him much longer? Or will trusting the one man she so desperately wants lead her straight to the hangman's noose?
Rhiannon Jenkins is an events planner on the rise. And her latest client, Shawn Emerson, could make her career. Too bad the gorgeous man insists on mixing a lot of pleasure with his business. In Rhiannon's books getting involved with a client is the fastest way to exit a job. So, no. She'll resist all his come-get-me looks and tempting offers.While his charm is easy to overlook, Shawn in the role of confidant and friend breaks down all her best defenses. Suddenly the tables turn and she wants to be close to him. That means opening up about the ugly events of her past–a risk she hasn't taken before now. Oh, but he could be so worth it!
Carter is in jail when classy Laney strides in on her mile-long legs. This naughty bad boy’s lawyer-client privilege is about to take a sizzling detour!The sex is hot and wild – totally unbridled! But scorching the sheets is all this guy from the wrong side of the tracks can do with an uptown girl… right?
Someone wants to ensure that the flight bringing Maddie Lambert and a transplant organ to her father never reaches its destination. Someone who's desperate enough to sabotage the plane. In the aftermath of the crash, Maddie finds herself stranded on an isolated mountain with the last man she'd ever trust again – her ex-fiance, Dr. Paul Ford.He's the man she blames for her family's tragic loss, but now he's the only one who can get her to her father in time. Yet what neither of them knows is that the danger has just begun.
Her greatest temptation…As far as Harper Riley is concerned, attraction can't be trusted. Money, on the other hand, lasts forever. Which is why Harper's on a singles cruise for her latest target: a wealthy widower who might just need a new wife. So why can't she keep her eyes—or her dirty thoughts—off the ruggedly hot guy in the room next to hers?Of course, the charming ones are always broke, and Teagan Carmichael is both ridiculously charming and inexcusably broke. Worse still, there's some serious heat sizzling between them. But Harper has too much riding on this job to have her head turned by Mr. Deliciously-Sexy-But-Poor. She already knows that giving into a little temptation can turn into a whole lot of trouble…
Meet Claudia Bloom. She's having one of those years.First she steals her ex's VW bus and drives it from Austin to Santa Cruz, where it promptly explodes. Next she lets herself be rescued by Clay, a cute DJ on a motorcycle, falls hard and meets his somehow-never-mentioned estranged wife while searching frantically for her panties. She tries to forget about Clay and focus on her tenuous new career teaching theater at UC Santa Cruz, only to discover Clay's wife is her colleague and his mother is her boss. Could it get any worse? When her neo-Deadhead cousin shows up with a horse-size mutt, Rex, and the two of them take up residence on her couch, Claudia's pretty sure things have hit rock bottom.Set in the über-hip beach town of Santa Cruz, this novel explores the rocky terrain of family secrets, forbidden fruit and all things Tart.