“Take the ticket, Isa go to the party,” Tawny encouraged.
Who knew those words from her model best friend could get Petty Officer Isa Croix in so much trouble. She took the invitation to the Masquerade ball at the mansion of Bryce Forte for a night of dancing and fun and got more than she bargained for. One night of passion in the billionaire playboy’s arms led to lifelong consequences, she was pregnant. She had planned never to see him again especially when he called her by Tawny’s name in the midst of their desire. She wasn’t the woman he wanted and she would have just keep the memory.
When Isa gives him the news, Bryce was enraged and accused her of getting pregnant on purpose to trap him and lying from the very beginning. He gave her the option live with him or leave after the baby was born. Unwilling to ever give up her child, she took the lesser of two evils knowing that she was stepping into the lion’s den. In the midst of the confusion and raging hormone changes, the attraction between them was still very palpable. But how could she be falling in love with a man who saw her as a liar, especially when he seemed to have plans of his own. Being stuck between a rock and a hard place left her with few options. But would each move they made bring the closer together or leave them at a stalemate? Especially when love was the prize.
Intriguing...engaging...an illicit delight.”—Stephanie Laurens
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Liz Carlyle ushers readers once again inside the mysterious St James Club, where passion and secrets simmer behind the elegant façade of Victorian London. In her deliciously intriguing The Bride Wore Scarlet, Carlyle does historical romance absolutely right—as a determined young beauty’s desire to gain entrance into the secret all-male society places her under the powerfully sensuous spell of the group’s ruthless and enigmatic leader. Fans of Amanda Quick and Gaelen Foley are going to love this Bride!
Newly arrived G.P. Tom Murray finds himself both neighbour and colleague of Nurse Nikki Gale at the same country practice. He a stranger; she a local girl who, as she shares her passion for the area, becomes increasingly fascinated by this man.
But what is his secret? Why is he sometimes so distant? He seems intent on halting their growing relationship.
The shocking truth? Time is short and he dare not hurt the woman he desires. A dramatic rescue and Nikki's determination - are they enough to give Tom the courage to face the future and the chance to love and be loved?
The Seldons and Dales have been mortal enemies for centuries …
But that hasn't stopped the roguish Crispin, Viscount Dale, and the impetuous Lady Henrietta Seldon from waging their own battle … of the heart. Every stray glance, every chance encounter threatens to reveal the secret passion that keeps drawing them together.
But finally, after years of flirting with disaster …
Crispin and Henrietta find themselves locked in a wine cellar, and now there is no denying the love and loyalties that have lured them in and torn them apart time and time again. Will this one last chance—this tempting night of desire—ignite a fire that will never be extinguished, no matter the price?
Every novel in this collection is your passport to a romantic tour of the United States through time-honored favorites by America’s First Lady of romance fiction. Each of the fifty novels is set in a different state, researched by Janet and her husband, Bill. For the Daileys it was an odyssey of discovery. For you, it’s the journey of a lifetime. Your tour of desire begins with this story set in South Dakota.Now she could make her dreams come true. Edie Gibbs stared at the check in her hand. She’d never imagined that the inventions Joe worked on during their eighteen years of marriage would provide a windfall after his death. Actually, she had only one dream: to own a ranch in the Black Hills of South Dakota. And now, she could. But it wasn’t quite that simple. Her new ranch was a run-down wreck, and her neighbor, arrogant local rancher Will Maddock, made every encounter a battle. Some dream, Edie told herself.
I was standing at the bar and waiting for a friend when it happened.
When my life changed forever.
She strutted inside with her head held high with grace, not pretentiousness. With legs that reached her neck, and an hourglass frame perfect for gripping, she got me hard instantly.
And those green eyes got the rest of my body hard too.
Mistaking me for the man who cheated on her friend, she walked up to me, those green eyes burning with fire, and she slapped me so hard my skin bubbled.
And damn, it felt good.
She slapped me two more times, using her petite size to gain momentum as her palm crushed into my skin.
I never wanted it to end.
I'd never met a woman who made pain feel so good. I'd never met a woman as strong as myself. I'd never met a woman I wanted to dominate more.
I'd never met a woman like her.
My next submissive.
Charlotte Graham is at the center of the most famous kidnapping in Chicago history. The task force of FBI and local cops found her two abductors, killed them, rescued her, but it took four very long years. The fact she was found less than three miles from her home, had been there the entire time, haunts them. She's changed her identity, found a profession she loves, and rebuilt her life. She's never said a word--to the cops, to her doctors, to family--about those four years. A family legacy has brought her back to Chicago where a reporter is writing a book about the kidnapping. The cops who worked the case are cooperating with him. Her options are limited: Hope the reporter doesn't find the full truth, or break her silence about what happened. And her silence is what has protected her family for years. Bryce Bishop doesn't know her past, he only knows she has coins to sell from her grandfather's estate--and that the FBI director for the Chicago office made the introduction. The more he gets to know Charlotte, the more interested he becomes, an interest encouraged by those closest to her. But nothing else is working in his favor--she's decided she is single for life, she struggles with her faith, and she's willing to forego a huge inheritance to keep her privacy. She's not giving him much of an opening to work with.Charlotte wants to trust him. She needs to tell him what happened. Because a crime cops thought was solved, has only opened another chapter...