This third book in the Henrietta and Inspector Howard series provides a delightful romp through the English countryside and back.
Anxious to be married, Henrietta and Clive push forward with their wedding plans despite their family differences, made worse now by Oldrich Exley’s attempts to control the Von Harmons. When the long-awaited wedding day arrives, there is more unfolding than just Clive and Henrietta’s vows of love. Stanley and Elsie’s relationship is sorely tested by the presence of the dashing Lieutenant Harrison Barnes-Smith and by Henrietta’s friend Rose—a situation that grows increasingly dark and confused as time goes on.
As Clive and Henrietta begin their honeymoon at Castle Linley, the Howards’ ancestral estate in England, they encounter a whole new host of characters, including the eccentric Lord and Lady Linley and Clive’s mysterious cousin, Wallace. When a man is murdered in the village on the night of a house party at the Castle, Wallace comes under suspicion—and Clive and Henrietta are reluctantly drawn into the case, despite Clive’s anxiety at involving his new bride and Henrietta’s distracting news from home.
Delicately attempting to work together for the first time, Clive and Henrietta set out to prove Wallace’s innocence, uncovering as they do so some rather shocking truths that will shake the Linley name and estate forever.
Michael Brentwood AKA DJ Mikey Mike, Tampa Bay's hottest radio personality, is the wild and sexy playboy disc jockey of the local hip hop station 99.7 The Vibe. He is gritty and lives life flying by the seat of his pants with a fiery temper that he is not afraid to act on. Michael's equally insatiable sex drive pushes him to quench his thirst, with a different woman every night.
But all of that changes once he meets Cassie Williams, the flawless beauty. She is fresh from New York and is eager to get her life on track in Tampa, FL as Holdings Bank's new Vice President of Corporate Training.
Cassie is determined to succeed, even if she has to get to the top alone. She is willing to find love, but plays by her own rules. When she effortlessly catches the attention of Mikey Mike, Cassie uses her good sense to friend-zone him the minute she meets him.
Their love of hip hop music brings Michael and Cassie together as fast friends and their time together training for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure seals their bond for a lifetime.
Throughout their friendship Cassie's heart warms up to Michael, yet she painstakingly fights back her feelings for him mostly due to what she believes is a major difference--Michael is white and Cassie is black. Or is it the fact that Michael still remains a notorious womanizer? Can Michael convince Cassie that he is a changed man and that she can let go of her heart? Only time will tell in this intriguing comedic drama of love, friendship, and hip hop.
A new romantic suspense from first-time author KR Brorman with CC Cedras and SA Young. The most depraved purveyor of the modern slave trade reaches around the globe into the most unlikely little life. Kenna Campbell had a perfectly good life plan. Dump the abusive ex. Open her own art gallery. Live independently. Love wasn’t on her list. Everything was going according to plan, until the night her best friends, Candace and Frankie, helped her crash a society ball to sell a painting and she met Ret. Lieutenant Colonel Lucius Chaerea. He was a detail she hadn’t foreseen and she knew he would break her heart. Despite her fears, Kenna gradually lowers her defenses. Lucius had resigned himself to a life in the shadows. Using a vast network, cultivated while serving with SAS Intelligence, God-given instincts and a select team of former soldiers, he fights the rising tide of terror and those who would profit from chaos and evil. The chance meeting with Kenna throws a bright warm light into his heart and life. He would exchange that life to keep her safe. When tragedy strikes, the bonds of friendship send Kenna, Candace, and Frankie around the world and into the web of human trafficking. Will that bond be enough to ensure their survival? Fans of Nora Roberts, Sandra Brown and Christina Dodd will be captivated by the danger and romance in this first novel of the Stilettos, Stoli & Scribbles series.
In this sexy, contemporary debut set in the sizzling Southwest, recent college graduate gets more than she bargained for when she accepts the help of a hot as hell CEO fighting to keep his company.
Single mom Valentina wants to provide a good life for her son, starting with the perfect home. When the deal on her dream house falls through, rather than move back in with her parents and disappoint them and her son once again, she accepts the help of the intimidating-as-hell stranger she's admired from her coffee shop seat for the last six months. She's afraid to fall for the wrong guy again, so she makes Cole promise to keep their relationship strictly professional.
Following his failed marriage, Cole can't find a reason to care about anything or anyone. Saving his company from his ex-wife is the only thing that has kept him afloat for the past six months. As loneliness sets in and he begins to lose the fight over his company, Valentina becomes his lifeline. Cole wants to be more than her landlord, and he has a plan to get her to release him from his promise.
Ana Brassfield has her path to the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House all figured out until her first love, renowned German dancer Claus Gert, returns to Georgia to win her back. Despite a promising start towards her ballet career and pending marriage to landscape architect, Peter Engberg, Ana wonders if her dreams of dancing at the Met are as impossible as her previous romantic relationship with Claus.
Then, an on-stage kiss between Ana and Claus changes everything.
Convinced the kiss is more than a one-time mistake, Peter breaks off their engagement. With an old dog crippled by arthritis and dreams deferred but not left behind, Ana moves to Germany to be with Claus. But the ghost of his late wife, Ana's own feelings for Peter, and the pressure of earning a spot in a large ballet company are a high price for a shot at success. Ana seems on the verge of having everything she ever dreamed of, but will it be enough?
The island of San Saypaz’ is everything sexy, street-smart reporter Toni Jackson dreamed paradise would be—palm trees, white sand beaches, crystal blue waters, and breathtaking sunsets. Finding love with Detective Jameyson Tolliver is icing on the cake. But when a young woman is brutally murdered, Toni discovers paradise has a dark side. Jameyson’s boss, the police chief, may have had a hand in the killing. Evidence disappears, and the vicious crime lord charged with the murder walks. There’s a cover-up going on. Nothing is what it seems, people aren’t who they appear to be. Toni’s determination to uncover the truth comes at a steep price—her sources start turning up dead. Fearing for her life, she flees the island. But someone has plans for her, and paradise may well become a purgatory from which there is no escape!
Ballad for Emma depicts the life journey of a woman of Jewish descent who, amid the turmoil of the twentieth century, struggles both to survive and to cope with her love for a man she cannot have. Her story dovetails with that of the old Trenck's Castle, whose fate is miraculously intertwined with hers. Set in Croatia and Hungary, this book explores the dramatic position of one woman under the fascist and communist regimes that left such bloody marks on Europe.
In ancient Greece, one of the twelve labours of Heracles was to bring back a golden apple from the Garden of Hesperides. To archaeologist Oriel Anderson, joining a team of Greek divers on the island of Helios seems like the golden apple of her dreams.
Yet the dream becomes a nightmare when she meets the devilish owner of the island, Damian Lekkas. In shocked recognition, she is flooded with the memory of a romantic night in a stranger’s arms, six summers ago. A very different man stands before her now, and Oriel senses that the sardonic Greek autocrat is hell-bent on playing a cat and mouse game with her.
As they cross swords and passions mount, Oriel is aware that malevolent eyes watch her from the shadows. Dark rumours are whispered about the Lekkas family. What dangers lie in Helios, a bewitching land where ancient rituals are still enacted to appease the gods, young men risk their lives in the treacherous depths of the Ionian Sea, and the volatile earth can erupt at any moment?
Will Oriel find the hidden treasures she seeks? Or will Damian’s tragic past catch up with them, threatening to engulf them both?
"Readers will enjoy the warm-hearted celebration of this zesty old woman savoring the hell out of her final years." -Judith Viorst, American writer, journalist, and bestselling author of I'm Too Young To Be Seventy.
They meet by chance. Age doesn't matter.
Having spent her life helping underprivileged women, Roxie, 88, is now content in her woodsy retreat her with her garden, yoga, and art.
With his children launched, Fred, 48, has left his wife and uninspiring job to paint fulltime, shackled only with his demons of doubt.
And then one day in a life drawing class, they meet by chance. Theirs is a love story that shatters orthodoxy as they discover themselves anew.
As the human race leads longer and healthier lives than ever before, Roxie and Fred's love story serves as testament to fully embracing the mind, body and spirit, sexual pleasure included, without succumbing to the fears of older age.