The Billionaire Next Door
By Jessica Lemmon
A CINDERELLA STORY...Rachel Foster had to find work somewhere after her ex-boyfriend screwed her over at the office. Enter: a position as a bartender at a local pub and an odd job as a dog sitter in Crane Tower, a high end apartment building downtown. Her goal is to gather enough money to finally get out on her own, so when her tall, handsome, and as she learns later-billionaire neighbor comes to her with a proposition, she can't turn him down.In charge of Guest and Restaurant services, it's Tag Crane's job to be the life of the party, but his portion of the company is in serious trouble. When he takes on overhauling the pool bars for Crane hotels, he knows he's going to need an advisor. Not only is the gorgeous blonde in his building a smart savvy business woman turned bartender, but she's snared his attention in a way no other woman ever has. One steamy makeout session later, and she agrees to come with him to Hawaii. Score. Rachel used to be intimidated by everything about Tag Crane, until several sultry nights where she learns she's just as capable of turning him inside out as he is her. But she knows a player is always a player, and soon her luxury lifestyle will turn back into a pumpkin. Since she first met him, she'd promised to tuck the moments with Tag into her heart and move on, but now that she's fallen for the billionaire prince, is she willing to walk away?
The Billionaire Bachelor
By Jessica Lemmon
Reese Crane has a problem. His father has been grooming Reese to take over as the CEO of the infamous Crane Hotel brand when he's ready to retire and that day has finally come. Too bad the Board of Directors isn't on-board. Reese's past as a manwhore has been splashed all over the tabloids and gossip columns and the last thing the Board wants is a pleasure-seeking playboy to sully the company name. But Reese isn't giving up so easily. They want a settled man to lead the company? Then that's exactly what he'll give them.Merina Van Heusen will do anything to keep her parents' funky and historic boutique hotel in business-even marry cold-as-ice but sexy-as-hell billionaire bachelor Reese Crane to do it. It's a simple business contract-six months of "marriage", absolute secrecy, and the Van Heusen is all hers again. But nothing is ever that simple.Now married and appearing together publicly, Merina has no problem putting on a show for the cameras but what she doesn't expect is to be as wildly attracted to Reese behind closed doors as he is for her. With sparks flying and tempers flaring, they give into the volatile attraction more than once and Merina finds herself faced with her worst nightmare: falling in love with her husband.
Bringing Home the Bad Boy
By Jessica Lemmon
Evan Downey needs a new beginning. Since the death of his wife five years ago, the brilliant tattoo artist has shut himself away in a prison of grief that not even his work can break him out of-and what's worse, Evan knows his son Lyon is bearing the brunt of his seclusion. Moving back to the lake town of Evergreen Cove where he spent his childhood summers is his last chance for a fresh start.Charlotte Harris knows she owes it to her best friend's memory to help Evan and his son find their way again but she can't stop her traitorous heart from skipping a beat every time she looks into Evan's mesmerizing eyes. Charlotte is determined to stay strictly in the Friend Zone - until a mind-blowing night knocks that plan by the wayside. Now, if they're brave enough to let it, Charlotte and Evan might just find a love capable of healing their broken hearts . . .
By Shelley Coriell
THE BURIEDSecrets from the past.Voices from the grave.Because nothing stays buried forever...Cypress Bend, Florida, is a small southern bayou town filled with long-buried secrets. It's also the home of successful, fiercely independent state prosecutor GRACE COURTMANCHE who's pulled into a world of terror and self-doubt when she recieves a phone call from a young woman buried alive. In a race to stop a revenge-seeking killer, Grace unearths skeletons from her past along with feelings for the one man she swore she'd never need again, THEODORE 'HATCH' HATCHER, a rootless, smooth-talking FBI crisis negotiator who's back in Cypress Bend to deal with a secret of his own.
The Baron Next Door
By Erin Knightley
After an exhausting Season spent at the mercy of the whispering Ton, Bath's first annual music festival offers Charity the perfect escape: freedom to indulge her true passion and play the pianoforte to her heart's content. That is, until their insufferably rude, though undeniably handsome, neighbour tells her to keep the "infernal racket" to a minimum.Hugh Danby, Baron Cadgwith, is in Bath to heal hidden wounds, both mental and physical. He may think he's finally put an end to the noise next door, but he has no idea what he's begun. The more he discovers about Charity, the more he finds her bothersome, vexing, and . . . inexplicably enchanting. Before long, Hugh suspects that even if his body heals, it's his heart that might end up broken."Charmingly sweet and tender..." -Publishers Weekly"One of the most beautifully crafted romances I've read in years.' - Jillian Hunter"Charming, sensitive, and compassionate, this tale is Knightley at her best." -RT Book Reviews, 4½ stars"This sweet treat of a romance will entrance you with its delicious humor and delectable characters." -Sabrina Jeffries
Barefoot by the Sea
By Roxanne St. Claire
When you think you know your heart's desire . . . Tessa Galloway is a gifted nurturer-her verdant garden at Barefoot Bay's new resort is living proof. If only the woman who can grow anything could grow what she wants most: a baby. Her friends think the right guy will come along, but Tessa doesn't want to wait. All she needs is the perfect donor to make her dream come true. Then John Brown is hired at the resort. If anyone could make beautiful babies, it's this gorgeous, mysterious man. So why does Tessa suddenly find herself wanting so much more?Can you give up all your dreams for love?It's been three long years since John Brown had to leave his old life. Forced into the witness protection program, he's desperate to be reunited with his toddler twins. When he gets that chance, there's a catch-he must prove he's got a steady job and a new wife. Landing a gig as a chef in Barefoot Bay is easy enough. And falling for lovely Tessa is even easier. The hard part? Can he win the heart of a woman who prizes honesty-when the truth may shatter it?
Barefoot in the Sun
By Roxanne St. Claire
Zoe Tamarin is a flight risk...literally. In her early thirties, this hot air balloon pilot has yet to spend more than a few years in any one place, earning her the nickname of "the tumbleweed" by her far more stable friends. There's a reason for that, however...a reason that Zoe hasn't ever told her best friends. They think it's the gypsy blood in Zoe's great aunt, Pasha Tamarin, that has kept the two women moving from town to town while Pasha raised Zoe and even after Zoe was as adult. The fact is, Pasha isn't really Zoe's aunt and they aren't just two ladies who love the next great adventure. Zoe was once lost in the foster system and to save her, Pasha "took" her and they've been careful never to set roots too deep ever since.Zoe and Pasha's latest move has them leaving Arizona to join Lacey and the other girls to help run the Casa Blanca resort in Barefoot Bay; Zoe is launching a hot air balloon ride business and hoping that the change of scenery will help her ailing old aunt.Zoe never plans to see Oliver Bradbury again, although she did run into him a year ago at a posh hotel in Naples, Florida. She assumed he was visiting and that he still lived in Chicago, where they'd met. Oliver, now a renowned oncologist known for his unorthodox and aggressive treatment of cancer, has moved to Naples permanently, and lives just on the other side of the causeway that leads to Barefoot Bay. When Zoe realizes her aunt is suffering from a rare, but she believes, treatable, cancer, they are stuck. Pasha is terrified to go to a doctor, certain that records prove that she essentially kidnapped Zoe as a little girl. But Zoe know Pasha has to get help and decides that Oliver owes her...and goes to him for help, off the books. It'll take a miracle for Pasha to survive...and another for Zoe and Oliver to find love again. But if you don't believe in miracles, how can you ever experience one?
Barefoot in the Rain
By Roxanne St. Claire
They say you can never go home again...but when "Life Coach to the Stars" Jocelyn Bloom is embroiled in scandal, she has to try. She left Barefoot Bay -- and the boy next door who knows all her secrets -- years ago and never looked back. But nothing about the tiny island off the coast of Florida is quite how she remembers it, especially Will Palmer. He's even more gorgeous, more tempting, and still capable of turning her world inside out.Will Palmer's life is in a holding pattern. A knee injury knocked him off the path to professional baseball stardom, and coaching jobs are hard to come by. In the meantime, he's been working construction, living in his parents' old house, and keeping an eye on his elderly neighbor. Will would like to think he'd look out for anyone suffering from Alzheimer's, but Guy Bloom is more than that -- he's the last connection to Jocelyn, the woman Will has loved since they were teenagers.When Jocelyn comes home, the reunion doesn't go quite the way Will expected. Unprepared for the change in her father's personality, Jocelyn struggles to reconcile the abusive monster of her childhood with the sweet, confused man Will has grown close to. And even though the chemistry between Will and Jocelyn is as electrifying as ever, suddenly they're clashing about everything, especially her father's future. Will's capable hands can build almost anything, but can he forge a bridge to forgiveness for Jocelyn and her father? If not, the woman who's guided countless clients to happiness will never be able to escape the rainy days of her past for a sunny new future with the man who loves her.