Ten years ago, Sophie Beaumont had watched as her twin sister, Shelly, had chosen to marry a Canfield man, bear his children and be mistress of his manor.But now Shelly was dead–killed along with her husband, Peter, in a mysterious accident–and it was Sophie who was left to raise her children, live at the Monterey mansion–and marry a Canfield man. Only this time it was Thomas, Peter's older brother….Because Peter was dead. Or was he? Mysterious appearances at night to the contrary, he was reported to be, though no body had ever been found. And Sophie and Thomas had unfinished business–a love affair, barely begun, cut off abruptly all those years ago. One that this time Thomas was determined to see bloom….
SOMEONE WANTED HER DEAD…But the only man who could keep proudly independent Tamara Greystone safe was brooding crime scene investigator Clay James, who insisted she do things his way if she wanted to see tomorrow. Terrified by a crazed stalker, the Native American teacher had no choice but to move in with her stubborn, sexy protector. But who would come to her heart's rescue? Because living with this man, touching him, kissing him, was the last thing she needed. And the very thing she wanted.
"WILL YOU HELP ME HELP MY SON?"The beseeching words were spoken by the most enchanting woman police chief Carlo Garibaldi had ever encountered. But Samantha Underwood was off-limits, the widow of an officer he'd lost during his watch. Now she stood before him, enlisting his help to make her boy smile again.Carlo's gut told him to refuse, but in his heart, his very soul, he wanted to be a hero to mother and son. He couldn't resist trying to coax quiet Jeffrey to talk again, laugh again, be a little boy. And he couldn't resist falling for the one woman he didn't have the right to love….
After nine years as one of Chicago' s finest, Erin McNeal had come to sleepy Logan Falls for a second chance, not to be watched over by a man as infuriatingly overprotective– and disarmingly attractive– as Nick Ryan.She was no damsel in distress, but someone wanted her dead, and Nick knew better than to entrust a guilt-driven daredevil with her own safety. It was his duty to protect her– whether she liked it or not. It seemed the only thing the chief of police and his newest deputy could agree on was the one thing they couldn' t resist– each other. Could the cautious single father and the reckless beauty be cops… and lovers?
Tessa Beaumont's life was well-ordered and well kept, and she was well on her way to the altar when Special Agent Gabe Colton stormed into her workplace–her life–sporting a ski mask and brandishing a gun–and took her hostage! Suddenly everything seemed so wrong–and it wasn't that she missed her old life. It was that she didn't.Gabe had never intended to kidnap the innocent bank teller, but she knew too much. It was his job to keep her safe–and his hands to himself. Tessa was an important witness and a woman about to marry a man she didn't love. Unless the sexy special agent could convince her otherwise…
She had no name, no memory, nothing but the knowledge that she was pregnant and someone wanted her dead. Her only hope was John–the rescue medic who'd saved her life, the Good Samaritan who'd vowed to keep her safe, the sexy stranger who was stealing her heart. Her hero.Saving lives was his job, but John Maitland had learned long ago the cost of personal involvement. Risking his life he could handle, risking his emotions–his heart–was out of the question. Until he rescued «Hannah,» battered, bruised and scared for her life, off the side of a mountain. Suddenly things got very, very personal….
After escaping the bullet that killed his twin, Special Agent Will Griffin awakened from a six-day coma seconds before the assassin struck again. Now he's on the run with the one woman who'll stop at nothing to keep him alive–Holly Amberson.Used to calling the shots, Holly isn't about to let anyone take down the man she's loved from afar for more years than she can remember. And it's not long before several close brushes force her and Will to succumb to their escalating passion. But once the danger has passed, can she make Will see that his life isn't worth living…unless she's a part of it?
Dr. Shae O'Reilly followed the rules–but Cade Tremaine caused her to break them.With a criminal father and a brother in jail, she knew the last man she should ever get involved with was a cop. Especially one who didn't know her past. But when an injured–and then escaped–drug dealer decided Shae was his angel of mercy, she found herself getting very close to the charming detective.Cade couldn't help but be intrigued by the sassy, independent and sexy-as-hell doctor. She held the key to finding a cop killer–but would he risk her life to catch his man? Or would this be the time he caught–and kept–the woman?
Luke Delaney was the sexiest–and most scandalous–man Inferno, Arizona, society had ever bred. Though he'd broken all the rules, he was coming to terms with the past and moving on with his future–until he met tempting single mother Abby Graham and did an about-face.Running for her life, Abby had come to Inferno to elude the dangerous man who threatened the safety of her children. She needed Luke. And Luke wanted her enough to wed and protect her. But could she ask him to put his very life on the line…
"I WANT YOU TO MARRY ME, LIB. I NEED A WIFE." Two years ago, Libby Hopkins and Cal Walters scorched the sheets with their steamy affair. Then he shattered her heart. Now divorced, Cal needed a stable home for his daughter. For her own safety, Libby agreed to a strict «hands-off» marriage of convenience, but quickly found herself craving the touch she remembered….He may have promised temporarily wedded bliss, but regardless of Libby's well-guarded secrets, Cal had something much more permanent in mind. After all, giving Libby up once before hadn't been his choice–but sticking around a second time would be….