Adele Bishop stares in disbelief as the tall, imposing figure of Reno Gold steps off the train. Her mail-order husband is no stranger, but the man who gave her a delicious taste of his wild streak years ago - when she was too young to know how to handle him. Now he’s here, foiling her plan to turn the tables on the men of Whistle Stop, who order their brides as if they were commodities. Adele has no thought of following through on marriage, and every intention of sending the devilishly irritating Reno on his drifting way.
"Couldn't finish this one..."
Ever since she can remember, dark-eyed Susan Armitage has longed for Logan Vance - the one man who can never be hers. But a twist of fate and her own reckless desire drive Susan to scandalize St. Louis society by agreeing to accompany Logan and his two young children on a long, perilous journey west through Indian Territory. In the rugged Oklahoma wilderness, Logan and Susan’s long-denied passion for each other can finally be fulfilled. Yet even as they glory in each other at last, they find their dreams threatened by the dangerous realities of frontier life.
Belle Starr is a romantic tale about the notorious bandit queen Belle Starr and her fiery relationships with some of the most infamous men of her time, including Jesse James and Cole Younger. The story follows her from her rebellious teen years to her marriages to men who often stepped on the wrong side of the law. Although she never married him, Cole Younger was the love of her life. They were kindred spirits and star-crossed lovers.
Cassie Dalton is young, beautiful, and already a widow on the dangerous frontier. She always keeps her rifle on hand in case of trouble - which is exactly what the rugged stranger who suddenly appears on her property looks like. She’s about to order him off her property when the handsome devil introduces himself. He’s Drew Dalton, wayward bastard son of Cassie’s dead husband, and he’s come to claim his inheritance.
"1 star too many."
The proprietor of the Flying H Ranch since her father's death a year before, Etta Hollister seeks the aid of wounded gunslinger Johnny Cheyenne to keep the struggling spread going.
In a West run by outlaws, Cassie Potter's father is brutally murdered and she can afford to trust no one. Even the handsome stranger collapsed on her doorstep could be dangerous-despite the bullet in his back-a fact that makes her shudder even as the sight of him makes her heart race. As Rook Colton's strength and lust return, Cassie is helpless against the power of her own desire.
"Narration was a distraction."
Riverboat gambler Grandy Adams has a choice: marry Zanna Hathaway or hang. Simple, right? He is an innocent man on his way to the gallows, accused of dealing the wrong man a very dirty hand of cards. She is a lovely young widow in need of a little insurance to protect her from her late husband’s lecherous brother. Grandy is in no position to argue with Zanna’s proposal: marriage in name only. But soon unexpected feelings for Grandy threaten Zanna’s carefully planned, if unorthodox, arrangement.
Tess Summar dares to defy the white man’s rules and goes alone to give medical aid to a Blackfoot with a price on his head. Storm-In-His-Eyes was shot by the Marshall after being framed for a murder he didn’t commit. Hidden in a mountain cave, Storm lies burning with fever, barely awake as Tess tends to him. Lost in a hazy dream, he makes love to a beautiful stranger whose body yields to him in a magical cloud of beauty. Yet it is Tess who awakens in the dark cave to a shivering awareness of a powerful body resting intimately upon her...and a shameless desire that leaves her in disgrace. As he recovers, Storm, too, surrenders....
"Who knew Indians talked like robots..."
Orphaned, penniless, and determined to keep her family together, Elise St. John hastily arranges to marry the half-Apache Missouri landowner Blade Lonewolf, who has agreed to adopt her younger sister. It is a marriage in name only, intended to make the unconventional adoption acceptable. But as they try to form a family - a Baltimore debutante who can’t even cook and an outcast Indian whose heart is closed to love - they are beset by needs and desires they never anticipated. Living with Blade becomes a sweet torment.
Trained in the ancient healing arts of the Crow, the Copper-Headed Woman is banished from her tribe when they begin to fear her powerful medicine. But an encounter with an injured white man teaches her to trust again.
Ruben Crosscroft is not your typical butler, a proper old gent in black tails. The awesome Aussie arrives sporting athletic shorts and a T-shirt. Blue-eyed, virile, tanned - he is no sexless wooden servant.... Which comes as a shock to divorcee Blaire Thomlin, who'd won Ruben's services in a contest for two whole weekends. Having a man around the house again made Blaire nervous, but Ruben cooks, cleans, and caters to Blaire's ever desire...including a few not in his job description. He turns Blaire's life around and makes her start to believe in love once more. Until ugly rumors surface about his past....
In Eureka Springs, Arkansas, to support her mentor, Carry Nation - on trial for destroying a tavern -temperance activist Regina Rose meets prosecuting attorney Theodore Dane and vows never to give in to the womanizing rogue.
Commercial artist Whitney Campbell loves her Malibu Beach home - a place away from the world where she can pursue her work in peace. But Whitney’s privacy is violated when her house is broken into by the "Malibu Intruder" and the press prints stories about the event. When Detective Anthony "Shadow" Tallwalker is assigned to the case, Whitney finds his charm irresistible, and the two of them are soon caught up in a riptide of passion. But as Whitney loses her heart, she wonders if she, a solitude-seeking artist, can live with a man whose life is always on the line.
Nicholas Thunderheart moved though the steamy forest with the strength of a jungle cat. Primal...predatory. Years ago, scandal drove him to isolation in the Smoky Mountains. But now that solitude is shattered - by a woman. Jane Litton knew him as the public did: as a coward. But Nicholas in the flesh is nothing like she’d expected. Nor was her fiery reaction to him. Nicholas had always been a mystery, but Jane must unlock his secrets - and bring him home to a daughter he’d never known.
Fate left the beautiful Justine Drussard stranded in Tombstone, and desperation made her take a job in a local brothel. She counts on her wits and acting ability, but her plans backfire when York Masters, a rough-riding stranger with a sun-drenched smile and a secret of his own, pays for an evening with Justine to save her from less savory options. His tantalizing touch makes her weak with desire - a feeling she’d given up on for good - and each hungry kiss leaves her wanting more.
He swept into Lily Meeker’s sheltered world on a chill wind in a torrential rainstorm—Griffon Goforth, the dark, enigmatic clairvoyant Lily’s family had hired to locate her missing cousin. With ice-blue eyes and arms as warm as an Ozark sunset, the handsome stranger mesmerizes the lonely dark-haired beauty, setting free the sensuous, secret longings buried deep in her heart. True, she believes him a charlatan, but Lily is powerless to resist the searing heat of Griffon’s desire—and she is further enthralled as his touch awakens her own psychic gifts…and a love that dared live only in her dreams.
When best-selling author Glory Mathers married handsome Wade Wilson, an out-of-work actor, all the gossips shook their heads. In those early days in New York City, she was the breadwinner and mother to three children, while Wade struggled with his uncertain career. Now, 10 years later, Wade has his turn to shine - as one of Hollywood’s brightest film stars. But Glory feels eclipsed amidst the California glitter. Her agent, friends, and inspiration are on the East Coast - the man she adores is on the West Coast.
Dauntless news reporter Eleanor Dancy and handsome senator Bram Foremost make the ultimate “odd couple”. Her liberal views challenge his conservative policies; his common sense tempers her zeal. But their passion is as steamy as their politics are stormy, and in matters of desire they vote the same ticket. Life on turbulent Capitol Hill keeps their marriage fresh - until an issue vital to Ellie pits her publicly against Bram. Hidden resentments flare as politics become personal.
Darcy, the protected daughter of an auto tycoon - and Chason, a daring, ambitious race-car driver. Their whirlwind, 10-day courtship led to a perfect marriage - or so Darcy thought until her mother convinced her that Chason had married her to get on her father's racing team. Heartbroken, Darcy vowed never to see Chason again. But the memory of passion-filled nights lingered, and five years later Chason returned to conquer Darcy's resistance with loving caresses. If Chason wanted to reestablish their marriage, would his love be enough to help her overcome the past?
Rockstar Tait Jeppeson is handsome, magnetic, dynamic onstage and off, and to his new personal assistant, Sabra Reynolds, as elusive as his haunting melodies. She could easily melt into his arms, but Sabra’s rule is never love where love is not returned. And Tait seems completely out of reach. But then Tait breaks his own rules about mixing business and pleasure by inviting Sabra to the seductive seclusion of his private Oceanside retreat. Suddenly it occurs to both Sabra and Tait that rules were made to be broken.