Kristina is pregnant, but doesn't understand how that is possible.
She had not been in an intimate relationship with a guy for a long time. The
only possibility she can offer is a company cruise she had attended where someone
may have slipped her a date rape drug. While attempting to hide her embarrassing
experience she hooks up with Shawn, the head of her father's company security
Shawn has his own secrets; his mother was told to have an
abortion when his father took off. When she disobeyed his grandfather, who is
the CEO of Lyon International, and the company Shawn now works for, he had made
his and his mother's life miserable until she died. Only then was Shawn allowed
back into the company business, but he had to keep the connection to his
grandfather a secret to avoid a scandal that could ruin the company.
As Shawn helps Kristina to make the right decision for the
baby, he hunts for the rapist. Since most of the men on the cruise where older
men and members of the board of directors, Shawn has to proceed cautiously.
That is, until the threats become violent and her life comes in danger. If the
rapist can't convince her to have an abortion, he planned to have her killed.
Time was now of the essence in finding out who this was.
Just a moment ago, Carol Lasting’s life was safe and sunny, great husband, great kid and a charming starter home. In a blink, the package unravels: Carol is suddenly a single mom with a boatload of debt in the worst economy since the great depression. Flashy, wisecracking Sheila’s job offer to sell designer fashions out of a station wagon is way out of her comfort zone but Carol has no other prospects. The traveling fashion show becomes a high wire act with lots of adrenalin and easy cash until a preppy cop comes around with warnings of a crime spree and stirs up Carol’s wounded heart. All the pretty things women are dying to wear lose their appeal when murder is the price.
Jackie DuPont thought life was over when she lost her husband. Little did she know of the pain and joys that were to come. Lost in a world of sleepless nights and lonely days, Jackie finds she’s pregnant with her late husband’s child. How can she be a mother when simply getting out of bed is a struggle? Add to it a rape by a prominent attorney where she’s left for dead and we wonder, how much can Jackie’s heart take? Life seems to think she can take more—when the heart wins its battle with the mind and she falls in love, only to find herself surrounded by gunfire. Join Jackie on her journey as she discovers that it takes more courage to live than to die, to stand up for justice no matter how difficult, and to hold strong to a second chance at love—even if it means risking it all.
**Love & Wrath II: Confessions (The Epilogue) now available! FREE audio download included.**
A shameful secret. A powerful friendship. Righteous vengeance...
This best-selling novella pulls back the curtain on the lives of two best friends, Sheila & Lily, successful art gallery owners who are well-known in the Mid-Western art world. Beautiful art is the last thing that these friends are worried about, though, when their friend Keisha flees her abusive husband after years of covering for him and comes to her friends for help. Keisha's husband is hot on her track and all three friends soon find themselves facing down the abuser. Their only choice is to protect each other and to try to put a stop to his behavior once and for all. Suspense and a surprise romance bring this story to a shocking finale as the friends work together to execute justice their way.
It's a dangerous game you set to play, Miss Corbett. One that can have far worse than deadly consequences!
In the midst of the struggle for America's bid for independence, Hannah Corbett makes a fateful decision, descending into a world of deceit. Spurred by revenge, she heads to New York, setting in motion a dangerous game for which there is no return. Searching desperately for the man who betrayed her family, she faces the cold and brutal reality of the life of a spy. Caught in a web of lies, living with betrayal, she is trapped. She has nowhere to turn except to a man it would be treasonous to love, setting duty and desire at war. Her heart is ripped apart when she must choose between the man who risks his career and life to protect her and the only thing that has remained constant in her life...her belief in her cause.
A simple touch, and suddenly Paige is in the past - living someone else's life, seeing the world through her eyes, and feeling her deepest emotions.
Paige used to think memories only existed in the mind. But now, she knows better. She can't explain how or why, but she experiences "glimmers," special moments that have remained behind - clinging to a letter, a ring, even a worn-out pair of boots.
When Paige returns from each glimmer, a small part of her has changed. Who is this gourmet cook, fashion designer, feisty lover? And how is she supposed to explain this to her family without them thinking she has completely lost her mind?
Paige thinks her new talent is a gift until . . . she is suddenly transported into her sister’s memory and catches a glimmer of her sister's secret life.
Take this humorous and romantic journey, as Paige learns about true love through the lives of three extraordinary women.
Glimmers resembles many literary novels: Southern warmth from The Notebook; light-hearted drama and family dynamics of Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood; timeless romance of Pride and Prejudice.
Semifinalist in the Kindle Book Review Best Indie Author 2012
Runner-up in the New York Book Festival Romance
More books by Barbara Brooke:
Coming Winter 2012
Beyond Glimmers (book 2)
Born with blue in his collar instead of his veins, best-selling author Dean Cassidy chronicles his soul-scarring rise from New York's darkest alleys to a place high atop the literary world.
As difficult and unlikely as such a climb is, there's yet another force working against Dean. He’s forever haunted by treasured memories of his long-lost teenage soul-mate. Theresa! Theresa! Theresa! She just won't go away!
Despite all Dean’s hang-ups and mental baggage, he eventually does marry another woman. And for twenty years his wife, Maddy Frances, remains so giving (and forgiving) she deserves to be canonized a living saint. Even after she finds Dean unconscious at a botched suicide attempt--a time-faded photograph of Theresa clenched in his hands—her love never wavers. But is Maddy’s loyalty enough to keep them together? Or will a force far stronger than fate alone change everything?
It's architect Ashley Meyers's job to create functional and beautiful living spaces. Her latest assignment is Mason Gregory's master bedroom. From their first meeting, Ashley knows it will be difficult to focus on Mason's bedroom without daydreaming about his bed.
A short (12,000 word) companion book to PreView by Alanna Coca, includes the first chapter of PreView at the end of the file
A hilarious and romantic thirty-something novel about a women who leaves her philandering husband to embark on a very alternative voyage of self-discovery.
When Julia's husband has an affair with local siren Rhiannon de Laney, she feels as if her world is falling apart. Once the arguments have abated, and her husband has moved out, Julia realises she's well and truly on her own, a single parent with two teenage children, a bad haircut and no idea of what to do or where to go next.
Gradually, however, Julia begins to recognise the benefits of being single: it's the chance to meet new people and make new friends, change her hairstyle, throw out her old clothes, experiment with a new image, resurrect her photography career, travel the country with a boy band and, in short, rediscover herself outside the context of loyal wife and dutiful mother.
She also rediscovers the joys of dating. After a few false starts, she finds herself learning more about the talents, musical and otherwise, of the lead singer of Britain's most famous band. Julia's certainly got herself a life you wonder whether it is the kind of existence she wants to live permanently, or whether her ailing marriage is worth saving.
Light-hearted, humorous and at times surprising, Julia's battles with this age-old dilemma prove instantly recognisable yet highly entertaining, with a twist in the tale that may surprise or perplex.
Kathryn Shay spent five years riding fire trucks with a large city fire department, eating in their firehouses and interviewing hundreds of America’s Bravest. Read the novellas that resulted from her intense relationship with firefighters!
“Shay’s powerful characters and emotional topics strike a chord with her readers and have earned her a well-deserved place among the top romance authors.” Waldenbooks Romantic Reader
IN TOO DEEP is the first novella in Shay’s powerful, new anthology, AMERICA’S BRAVEST. (All six novellas are available in a boxed set.)
In the Hidden Cove Fire Department, Gabe Malvaso is a favorite among firefighters. He’s tough, fair, has a good sense of humor and loves his work. But for eighteen months, he’s avoided a member of his crew, Firefighter Rachel Wellington, despite his knife-sharp attraction to her. She is also drawn to him but is equally determined to keep things professional between them--until they’re trapped in a basement for a day, thinking they’ll never be rescued. Then, their feelings for each other explode like the building around them.
Praise for Kathryn Shay’s Firefighter Books
When Ashley Hunter inherits the Inn where her father mysteriously vanished years ago, she jumps at the chance to finally uncover the truth about his disappearance. But soon after taking ownership of the decrepit building, Ashley realizes she’s in for far more than she bargained. Not only has she inherited answers to many sought-after questions, she’s also inherited spirits, demons and even fallen angels! Then Cristian arrives, a gorgeous man who insists he merely needs a room to rent. She believes him, until one by one her ghosts start disappearing...
As a fallen angel destined for a life of servitude, Cristian Lucius is relegated to protecting earth from unwanted spirits. But he can’t accomplish this daunting task alone. He requires assistance from the very woman who frustrates him as much as she intrigues him. Cristian is determined to ignore his intense attraction for Ashley, and focus on his mission. If they don’t work together, they won’t have a chance in hell of defeating the demon threatening their lives. The problem is getting Ashley to trust him. No easy task, considering Cristian is the very man responsible for her father’s disappearance.
These classic historical romance novels are getting a new look for the next generation of readers. But the wonderful stories remain the same, as touching and fresh as they were when first published.