An artist trapped in an unfulfilling relationship, Leah Downey wants more out of life. But she plays it safe, never venturing too far from her comfort zone... not since the night she was mugged at knifepoint. Beginning a relationship with a perfect stranger is completely out of character for Leah. But something about Jason Horn strikes a chord deep within her. They couldn’t be more different. Jason is white, a streetwise New York cop haunted by his own demons.
With her youthful appearance and light skin, African-American high school counselor Patricia knows how it feels to be an outsider in her own world. And when a biracial 15-year-old boy becomes the target of neighborhood bullies, she's determined to help him. One of New York's most successful men, Morgan Baxter feels totally at home in a corporate boardroom. But being a single father to a troubled teenager is a far more daunting challenge. Patricia Gilbert seems to understand his son - and him.
A special three-in-one edition by best-selling author Sandra Kitt, featuring the passionate contemporary urban romances Serenade, Sincerely, and Suddenly.
Lee Grafton is a divorced cop and the father of a teenage girl. Carol Taggart is a newly single professor. Their lives collide one night when Carol is caught in the crossfire of an undercover drug sting gone south. Shot and seriously wounded, she finds an unexpected friend in Lee... unaware that the man she's falling for could be the shooter. Twenty years on the street do nothing to prepare Lee for the night that changes his life.
Born to a white mother and an African-American father, Dallas Oliver has always felt like an outsider. Life gets more complicated when her mother dies and she moves in with her father and stepmother. The one saving grace is Dallas' unexpected friendship with a white girl named Valerie Holland. Decades later, they're still best friends. Dallas is a journalist for a controversial magazine and Valerie is a single mother.
A research manager at a TV station, Deanna Lindsay is content with her successful career and her relationship with her friend and lover, Richard. Then she gets the call that changes her life. Stacy Lowell is dead, the victim of an apparent hit and run. Deanna hasn't seen her old friend in almost seven years - so she's stunned to discover that the troubled woman appointed her as the guardian of her six-year-old biracial daughter.
Venice is high on April Stockwood’s list of romantic ports of call. Things get off to an ominous start when she arrives in Italy and a mishap leaves her with no place to stay. But her bad karma turns into a lucky break when she reconnects with Hayden Calloway. Now a diplomat with the American consulate, Hayden was April’s greatest crush when they attended high school together in Philadelphia.
Jewelry designer Rachel Givens loses the mother figure in her life when Julia Winters dies. As it turns out, Julia harbored secrets - including the existence of a handsome son, Lucas Monroe Scott. Now Rachel learns that she and Lucas have both inherited his mother's lovely summer cottage in Highland Beach, Maryland. But can she bear to share cramped quarters with the gorgeous yet openly hostile sax player? Lucas can’t believe his mother left half his inheritance to a perfect stranger.
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To the world, New York gallery owner Gayla Patton has it all: a fabulous career, a beautiful adolescent daughter, a devoted lover. But beneath the surface is a past she’d rather forget. Things start unraveling when David Kinney suddenly reappears in her life. Witness to a terrible crime, David was ten when he was brought into Gayla’s childhood home. Now, after serving time in prison for a crime he insists he didn’t commit, the controversial artist is stirring up dark memories... and awakening reluctant desires.