Bestselling Australian authors Sarah Williams, Phillipa Nefri Clark, Mel A Rowe, Suzanne Cass, Lilliana Rose and Cheryl Wright team up to bring you a collection of their most popular Outback love stories.
The Outback Governess - Sarah Williams
When special-needs teacher Paige, takes up the position of Governess for three young children in the Queensland outback, she has no idea just how much and how quickly she would come to love the dusty, dry country, and the family who desperately need her.
Logan was heartbroken when his wife died, leaving him to raise their three children with the help of his aging parents on their remote cattle station.
Can Paige bring the family back together or have the wounds of the past cut too deep?
Jasmine Sea - Phillipa Nefri Clark
Happy in her new life in River's End, Christie loves the little cottage she's renovating and the man she longs to marry. But storm clouds gather when a mysterious woman commissions a painting from Martin Blake, insisting on secrecy and creating undercurrents of suspicion. With only one chance to save those she loves, will her life be the price?
The Art of Dust - Mel A Rowe
After seven-years, Kat Jones returns to the outback town of Elsey Creek at the request of her dying Uncle. Kyle owns the only mechanical workshop in town, and he's about to propose to another woman when his ex rolls into his yard seeking help to restore her Uncle's ute. Can they work together without re-igniting that spark shared those many summers ago? Or will it remind them of their promises of forever that ended in never.
Shadows in the Dust - Suzanne Cass
Witness to a brutal murder, Jenna is looking for a place to hide. The last thing Dan needs is trouble, after his time spent in jail. Can they let go of their pasts to defeat a killer in the harsh outback desert?
Will she revert to her habit of running away when the murderer reappears? Or will she let him help her, and turn the hunter into the hunted?
Best in Show – Lilliana Rose
Maxwell is a farmer who once burned by love has decided never to open his heart again. When exhibiting his cattle at the Show he meets Zoe, a city girl. Can she get this tough farmer to open his heart without being hurt? When circumstances force Zoe and Max together, will their love help them find a future together?
Torn Between Two Loves - Cheryl Wright
Devastated by the death of her fiancée, Marissa Temple needs time alone. House sitting for her friend in a quaint little town is the answer to her prayers for solitude. She vows never to fall in love again, but her persistent neighbour has other ideas. As the weeks pass, Marissa becomes torn between two loves; the one in the here and now, and the one in the hereafter.
In New York Times bestselling author Jennifer McQuiston's enticing new Seduction Diaries entry, a mysterious journal may provide a potential spinster with instruction—or lead her to her heart's desire
Free-spirited Lucy Westmore isn't yet a spinster, although she fully intends to be. Fortunately, an eccentric aunt has left her both a diary detailing the secrets to spinsterhood and a cottage in Cornwall. Unfortunately, an insufferable marquess is angling for her prize! Turning Lord Thomas Branston down flat should be easy. So why does this man who won't take no for an answer make Lucy's body and soul sigh yes?
Thomas knows the real value of Heathmore Cottage, and he has no intention of letting some silly Society miss get her hands on it. He'll simply have to charm Lucy into selling. But the clever young woman he encounters, first in London, then en route to Cornwall, stands stubbornly on her own two (quite lovely) feet. And now, Thomas can think only of sweeping her off them.
"Powerful…harrowing…[Raine Cantrell] has pulled out all the stops!" —Katherine Deauxville, author of Blood Red Roses
Bound by promise, torn by betrayal.
Matched to a child from an enemy clan, Dhu Micheil, the Black Laird of Clan Gunn, has no intention of settling down with his promised bride—nor any woman, for that matter. Consumed with lust for revenge against Clan MacKay for the unforgivable pain wrought upon his younger sister, Micheil’s plans for his promised bride may be, by far, the cruelest fate to fall upon her.
Seana nic Mackay, torn from her family without knowing why, has lived the life of a hostage in the territory of Clan Gunn since she was a child. Locked away in an abbey, waiting for a man who would not have her, Seana longs for but a taste of freedom, cursing the name of the man that will forever keep it just out of her reach: Micheil.
But when Seana, free for a single day to attend a fair, crosses paths unknowingly with the man sworn to be her ruin, neither can resist the other’s pull. Micheil steals her first kiss. Seana steals his heart.
Can Micheil go through with the plans he swore to his father and clan he’d put into motion? Or will Seana be a casualty of a war she had no say in?
At only seventeen, I left the sheltered life at the convent and married a much older Englishman. I was scared, but the idea of a life filled with parties, friends, and all the things I’d been denied seduced me. My parents had arranged this marriage for me, and how wrong could they be?
Nothing turned out the way I had fantasized. Day by day, my dreams fail to materialize. No parties, no lavish trips to exotic places, and worst of all, no love.
And one day, I engaged on an innocent task: planting roses for my garden, not imagining I would find love amid the thorns…and that love could come in unusual ways. And even married to an abusive and estranged husband, I make up my mind to find passion and claim it. I’m done being the good girl.
My name is Chloé de la Fleur and this is my story.
If you are a fan of Fifty Shades of Grey and authors Maya Banks and Sylvia Day, you will love this scandalous, refreshing, and, of course, incredibly romantic and unusual love story, which involves three alpha Italian knights who will do anything for their baroness—oops, their Principessa.
In an effort to get her security consulting business off the ground, Kelsey Allen has been spending a lot of time up in the air, rappelling down buildings and climbing through windows to show business owners their vulnerabilities to thieves. When she is hired to pose as a conservator at the Pink Palace Museum in order to test their security weaknesses after some artifacts go missing, she's ecstatic. But when her investigative focus turns from theft to murder, Kelsey knows she's out of her league--and possibly in the cross hairs. When blast-from-the-past Detective Brad Hollister is called in to investigate, Kelsey may find that he's the biggest security threat yet . . . to her heart.Crackling with romantic tension and laced with intrigue, this suspenseful story from award-winning author Patricia Bradley will keep readers guessing--and looking over their shoulders.
“Eloisa James is extraordinary.”—Lisa Kleypas
“Nothing gets me to the bookstore faster than a new novel by Eloisa James.”—Julia Quinn
New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James gives the classic Hans Christian Andersen story of “The Ugly Duckling” a wonderful, witty, and delightfully passionate twist. The Ugly Duchess is another fairytale inspired romance from the unparalleled storyteller whose writing, author Teresa Medieros raves, “is truly scrumptious.” A sexy and fun historical romance, James’s winning tale of a glorious reawakening does not feature ducks and swans—rather it’s a charming story of a young woman unaware of her own beauty, suddenly duty-bound to wed the dashing gentleman who has always been her platonic best friend…until now.
Falling for my brother’s best friend is not an option—right?
Kenzie Hill needs a place to stay the summer before college, so when a spot opens up at her brother Aaron’s ‘baseball’ house, she accepts. Living with a bunch of dudes who walk around shirtless won’t distract her—she has plans and nothing will get in her way. Not even her brother’s best friend.
Tanner Johnson has one thing on his mind—his future in the MLB. After choosing to wait another year before entering the draft, he now dedicates every second to getting better on the field, or letting loose. His best friend’s sister shouldn’t even register on his radar.
The first kiss is an accident and the second leads to more. They agree it’ll just be a fling and that Aaron can never know. Kenzie’s just starting her future, while Tanner’s is already planned.
Falling for her brother’s best friend was never an option—but what happens when suddenly, it is?
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