Mira Anders has lost her job, damaged the professional reputation she has spent years building, and is at the end of her rope. Seeking solace, she returns to Boston, going home to the man who has been like a father to her for the last 15 years. When Pat Kelly urges her to apply for a position with his estranged son’s architectural firm she thinks he’s crazy. While once friends, she hasn’t seen or spoken to James Kelly in a very long time and they didn’t exactly part under the best of circumstances. Despite her misgivings, she finds herself applying for a job in the design department and she is hired. Her worries about her identity never materialize because James does not recognize her as the same chubby, homely girl he knew as a boy. Just grateful for the opportunity, she decides to say nothing; after all he’s just her boss.
But there is a problem: she finds herself intensely attracted to the man who had once been at the center of her adolescent fantasies. Mira must face a difficult decision: try to build a relationship that is essentially based on deceit, or tell him the truth and risk losing both her wonderful job and James all over again. Just when a solution seems in sight a dark specter from Mira’s past threatens their fragile, but deepening bond and Mira’s very life. Will they be able to overcome their doubts and trust each other before it’s too late?
To Love, Honor, and Protect
Detective Clay Blackthorne has his hands full when he promises to safeguard an old college pal’s sister without letting her know what he’s up to. He never imagines that lively Marisol Calderon will knock his socks off and put a ring on his finger—and all at his suggestion! Their marriage of convenience is meant to protect her and Clay doesn’t plan on being hitched for long to the tempting beauty. But the honeymoon sure feels real to him…
Sassy Marisol is used to doing whatever she wants—and right now her plan is to shake up the hot detective’s hard-edged demeanor. But the fun turns to danger when a mystery stalker bent on marrying her marks her as his prey. Temporarily becoming Clay’s wife seems like a practical way to thwart the stalker. But as passion ignites and Marisol falls for the tender heart buried beneath the tough detective’s chest, Clay’s true identity is revealed and she begins to wonder who—if anyone—she can trust…
Grand Prize Winner of Houston Bay RWA Judge A Book By Its Cover Contest.
Beckie is falling in love with a surfer guy half her age. The fact that she's already married shouldn't be a problem-especially since her husband just filed for divorce. Beckie is torn between her infatuation with her hunky surfer and a desire to extract sweet revenge on her unfaithful hubby. Which way to turn? Surf's up!
As speech writer to the Texas lieutenant governor, lovely Lacy Blair accidentally stumbles onto a high-level fraud involving state funds and masterminded by her boss. Since she can't risk snooping into the situation herself, she secretly consults with an FBI agent who agrees to help her investigate.Soon afterwards, she realizes she is being watched, and the FBI agent has been killed.
Terrified for her own safety and hungry for justice, she flees. But where can she turn? Who can she trust? Her former lover, Mike Talamino, is the only person she could ever count on. But will he agree to help her? Can she endanger him, too?
Never having lived up to her father's expectations since she was born the wrong sex, Melony Shepherd is a high-powered, high-strung attorney by day, reclusive emotional cripple by night. Melony searches for a way to find the inner peace and true courage she has never known by taking Hunter McFadden's Alaskan Wilderness Survival Course. She figures that two weeks of roughing-it in the summertime Alaskan outback would do the trick, but will she make it through the sexy Scotsman's rugged course, while continuing to ignore the instant attraction they feel toward one another? Melony is determined to leave with her heart intact, while Hunter vows to seduce the spiny-tongued temptress and have her begging to share his sleeping bag.
**Warning: Contains explicit language and erotic love scenes**
Pregnant artist Ashley Ferguson thinks it is another ordinary night leaving her part-time job at the BVX pharmacy.
It is not.
Two drunk, evil strangers abduct the twenty-three year old, on the way to her car. One of them slugs Ashley in the face, hard, which renders her unconscious, the other snatches her designer handbag.
The unknown assailants then carry Ashley to the dark field behind the shopping center. When she regains consciousness, Ashley finds herself in a terrifying life or death struggle.
Cassidy Shea’s life was nothing if not serene. Loving parents and a doting brother provided happiness and innocent hope in dreaming as life’s experience. Yes, life was blissful at her beloved home of Terrill.
Still, for all its beauty and tranquility…ever there was something intangible and evasive lurking in the shadows. And though Cassidy wasted little worry on it…still she sensed its existence, looming as a menacing fate bent on ruin.
And when one day a dark stranger appeared, Cassidy could no longer ignore the ominous whispers of the secrets surrounding her. Mason Carlisle, an angry, unpredictable man materialized…and seemingly with Cassidy's black fate at his heels.
Instantly Cassidy found herself thrust into a world completely unknown to her, wandering in a labyrinth of mystery and concealments. Serenity was vanquished…and with it, her dreams.
Or were all the secrets so guardedly kept from Cassidy...were they indeed the cloth, the very flax from which her dreams were spun? From which eternal bliss would be woven?
Captured, taken from her beloved family and woods, Aria’s biggest fear is not the imminent death facing her, but that she will be chosen as a blood slave for a member of the ruling vampire race. No matter what becomes of her though, Aria knows that she must keep her identity hidden from the monsters imprisoning her. She has already been branded a member of the rebellion, but the vampires do not know the true depth of her involvement with it, and they must never know. Though hoping for death, Aria’s world is turned upside down when a vampire named Braith steps forward to claim her. He delays her execution, but Aria knows it’s only a matter of time before he drains her, and destroys her. Especially once she learns his true identity as a prince within the royal family; the same royal family that started the war that ultimately brought down humankind, reducing them to nothing more than servants and slaves. Aria is determined to hate the prince, determined not to give into him in anyway, but his strange kindness, and surprising gentleness astonish her. Torn between her loyalties to the rebellion, and her growing love for her greatest enemy, Aria struggles to decide between everything she has ever known, and a love she never dreamed of finding.
Jessie Jones is living the life--except for the fact that she earns it by working the streets. She's been under pimp Spence's thumb for fourteen years, and she isn't looking to change it. That is, until undercover cop Gabe walks into her life and offers her something she's never had before: a love, a future, a home. But even if Jessie could walk away from Spence, there are darker forces of evil who want her to stay put, or worse, dead.
In this romantic suspense, author Heather Huffman delivers an adventure from the vibrant streets of St. Louis to the caves of the Ozarks as Jessie discovers whether she can love another, whether she can love herself, and whether any of it is enough.
Don't miss Heather Huffman's other books: Suddenly a Spy, Jailbird, Ring of Fire, Ties That Bind, Tumbleweed, and the newly-released Devil in Disguise!
When your life's threatened,who do you trust? Everyone looks suspicious...
At first it seems to aerobic instructor, Jessica Albright that she may have found love online, when she meets Gary Burke.But just when things are warming up, her new acquaintance turns weird.
Jessie swears off the chat line and is introduced to handsome Kent Morgan by her girlfriend, computer programmer, Elizabeth Barrow. Jessie immediately falls for Kent who appears to like her too.
Then threatening messages begin appearing on Jessie's e mail, and Jessie has reason to suspect Kent, when Liz puts doubts in her mind. But after Jessie's mom dies, Liz does an about-face.
Confused and fed up, Jessie seeks police help from good-looking Ricardo Alvarez. But too late she discovers that Ricardo has his own agenda. Liz and Kent team up to try and save Jessie from the danger she's walked into. But can they outsmart the calculating and sick mind of Ricardo Alvarez?