All Cecelia Franklin wanted out of this encounter was enough information to keep working on the novel she was writing, but she ended up getting a lot more than she bargained for. She'd managed an incredible coup - she got a meeting with Nicolo Antonelli. They called him the lion, for his long, shoulder length hair and his ruthless reputation.
Wealthy, easy on the eyes and overwhelmingly male and dominant, Arik Southgate was everything I'd ever wanted in a man, and, surprisingly, he seemed to want me, too. After my recent disastrous relationship, it felt good to be an object of desire again. He made me feel as if I was the only woman on the planet for him - he paid attention, close attention - to me, and he didn't hesitate to call me on what he considered to be bad behavior.
"Very hot story, well read"
Could an average woman survive being kidnapped and sexually tortured and teased? A case of mistaken identity causes Faith Whittaker to become such a woman, captured and held by powerful drug lord Cordero "El Diablo" De La Fuente, subject to the painful whims of his twisted pleasures. What will happen to her when he discovers she isn't who he thought she was?
devastating plague has changed the world's society. In rebuilding the population, the government has deemed that all women are to be nothing more than slaves, bought and paid for, with one purpose - to breed. Prima is such a woman, sold by her father to Joseph, a man who intends to get full use of her in every conceivable way. As Prima learns to adjust to her life and the harshness of Joseph's punishments, will she discover that she feels more for this demanding man than she is willing to admit?
Rissa has been hurt, badly, and the idea of marriage - to anyone - is enough to make her run. Kane finds occasion to take the beautiful, stubborn woman in hand many times over the course of their budding, heated relationship, but will he be able to convince her to stop making him pay for the sins of her ex? Will an ultimatum bring about the desired reply or will Rissa run like the wind?
Seraphina Delaney is a competent, successful woman, but she has always known that an inner five-year-old lurked beneath the surface, hidden from the world. Lee Randall, her best friend's brother, was intrigued from the moment he met Sera. When she, uncharacteristically, lets her little side out with him, he reveals to her that he has always wanted to be a Daddy to a grown-up little girl.
Catherine Rutherford was a success - a self-made woman from the ground up, she'd had to fight hard for everything she had with only herself to rely on. But she had it all - a great job, a house, friends, a fiancée... well, perhaps not so much in the fiancée area. Glen was not quite what she'd hoped for in a man. He was nice enough - smart and funny and damned good in bed - but also indecisive and passive and quite happy to let her take care of him. She'd always yearned for something... more.
Set in the post-plague society where women are nothing more than a man's property, bought for the purpose of repopulating the world, young Tria has been sold on the auction block to Thomas. Protected and trained until her 25th birthday, the young, innocent woman knows nothing of a man's desire. She quickly learns as her new owner has very distinct tastes when it comes to pain and pleasure. Embarrassed by the betrayal of her own body, Tria settles in to her new life as best she can.
Lady Letticia Burke has had designs on the same man - Sir Alex Gaines - since she was 16. Unfortunately, not only does he not know she exists, but his wife definitely does exist. Nearly 20 now, she has turned down everyone who has ever offered for her for one reason or another - made up or not - and, with the changing markets having badly affected their financial wherewithal, her parents can no longer afford to indulge her in endless window shopping for a husband.
Submission didn't come easily to Miranda LaVoie, least of all to a man like Mace Kennedy, who everyone in town but her seemed to be chasing. But she didn't need a man - she didn't need a dom, especially, she was quite sure. Her streak of independence was a mile wide. Mace had known he'd wanted Miranda from the moment he'd seen her - as she was gracefully gliding away from him, which she seemed to do a lot of. But he could be a patient man when the goal was worthy enough.
Nearly a decade ago, Ellie Blanchard's loyalty to her friend, Carter, had been misunderstood by her lover, his brother, Cal Jennings. When Carter dies unexpectedly, Cal blames Ellie and breaks off the relationship, ruining her status in town and costing her the job that she loved. Refusing to turn tail and leave the area, Ellie endures the censure and stays put. Now, Ellie's friend Ashley has convinced her to attend the annual Summer BBQ and Charity Auction, which is held on the Jennings' ranch. All the richest men and eligible bachelors will be there.