Bachelors In Demand Books In Publication Order
- Bachelor Untamed (2009)
- Bachelor Unleashed (2010)
- Bachelor Undone (2011)
- Bachelor Unclaimed (2013)
- Bachelor Unforgiving (2016)
- Bachelor Unbound (2018)
Bennett Family Books In Publication Order
- A Family Reunion (2001)
- The Savvy Sistahs (2003)
- What a Woman Wants (2007)
- Her Little Black Book (2008)
- The Bennetts’ Wedding (2020)
- The Bennets Christmas (2020)
Braddocks Secret Son Books In Publication Order
- The Object Of His Protection (2008)
Catalina Cove Books In Publication Order
- Love in Catalina Cove (2018)
- Forget Me Not (2019)
- Finding Home Again (2019)
- A Catalina Cove Christmas (2019)
- Follow Your Heart (2021)
- One Christmas Wish (2021)
Forged of Steele Books In Publication Order
- Solid Soul (2006)
- Night Heat (2006)
- Beyond Temptation (2007)
- Risky Pleasures (2007)
- Irresistible Forces (2008)
- Quade’s Babies (2008)
- Intimate Seduction (2009)
- Intima Seduccion (2009)
- Hidden Pleasures (2010)
- A Steele for Christmas (2011)
- Private Arrangements (2012)
- Possessed by Passion (2016)
- Guilty Pleasure (2017)
- Seduced by a Steele (2020)
- Claimed by a Steele (2020)
The Grangers Books In Publication Order
- A Brother’s Honor (2013)
- A Man’s Promise (2014)
- A Lover’s Vow (2015)
- Captivated by Love (2016)
Jeffries Books In Publication Order
- Tall, Dark… Westmoreland! (2009)
- Temperatures Rising (2009)
- Spontaneous (2010)
- Tis the Season…For Romance (2011)
Madaris Family & Friends Books In Publication Order
- Tonight And Forever (1995)
- Whispered Promises (1996)
- Cupids Bow (1996)
- Eternally Yours (1997)
- One Special Moment (1998)
- Fire and Desire (1999)
- Secret Love (2000)
- True Love (2000)
- Surrender (2001)
- The Midnight Hour (2004)
- Unfinished Business (2005)
- Slow Burn (2007)
- Forever Mine (2008)
- Taste of Passion (2008)
- Sensual Confessions (2010)
- Inseparable (2011)
- Courting Justice (2012)
- A Madaris Bride for Christmas (2013)
- Seduced by a Stranger (2016)
- Main Agenda (2016)
- A Very Merry Romance (2017)
- Best Laid Plans (2018)
Men of Action Books In Publication Order
- Entangled Pursuits (2020)
- Desperate Measures (2021)
Perfect Books In Publication Order
- Perfect Timing (2002)
- Perfect Fit (2003)
- Perfect Moments (2021)
Playas Books In Publication Order
- The Playa’s Handbook (2004)
- No More Playas (2005)
- What a Woman Wants (2007)
- At Long Last (2018)
The Protectors Books In Publication Order
- Seized by Seduction (2017)
- Forged in Desire (2017)
- Locked in Temptation (2017)
A Summer for Scandal Books In Publication Order
- Husband Material (2020)
Texas Cattleman’s Club: Maverick County Millionaires Books In Publication Order
- Taming the Texas Tycoon (By:Katherine Garbera) (2008)
- One Night with the Wealthy Rancher (2009)
- Texan’s Wedding-Night Wager (By:Charlene Sands) (2009)
- The Oilman’s Baby Bargain (By:Michelle Celmer) (2009)
- The Maverick’s Virgin Mistress (By:Jennifer Lewis) (2009)
- Lone Star Seduction (By:Day Leclaire) (2009)
The Three Mrs. Fosters Books In Publication Order
- Just Deserts (2007)
Three Weddings and a Reunion Books In Publication Order
- Forbidden Temptation (By:Gwynne Forster) (2007)
- In Bed With Her Boss (2007)
- The Pastor’s Woman (By:Jacquelin Thomas) (2007)
- His Holiday Bride (By:Elaine Overton) (2007)
Voluptuous Woman Books In Publication Order
- All He Desires (2012)
The Westmorelands Books In Publication Order
- Delaney’s Desert Sheikh (2002)
- A Little Dare (2003)
- Thorn’s Challenge (2003)
- Stone Cold Surrender (2004)
- Riding The Storm (2004)
- Jared’s Counterfeit Fiancee (2005)
- The Chase Is On (2005)
- The Durango Affair (2006)
- Ian’s Ultimate Gamble (2006)
- Spencer’s Forbidden Passion (2007)
- Seduction, Westmoreland Style (2007)
- Taming Clint Westmoreland (2007)
- Cole’s Red-Hot Pursuit (2008)
- Westmoreland’s Way (2009)
- Tall, Dark… Westmoreland! (2009)
- Wrapped in Pleasure (2009)
- What a Westmoreland Wants (2010)
- Hot Westmoreland Nights (2010)
- A Wife for a Westmoreland (2011)
- The Proposal (2011)
- Tis the Season…For Romance (2011)
- Feeling the Heat (2012)
- Texas Wild (2012)
- One Winter’s Night (2012)
- Canyon (2013)
- Stern (2013)
- Zane (2013)
- The Real Thing (2014)
- The Secret Affair (2014)
- Breaking Bailey’s Rules / Reclaimed by the Rancher (2015)
- Bane (2015)
- Corey’s Mountain (2016)
- Ravished by Desire (2020)
The Westmoreland Legacy: Outlaws Books In Publication Order
- The Wife He Needs (2020)
- The Marriage He Demands (2021)
- What He Wants for Christmas (2021)
The Westmoreland Legacy Books In Publication Order
- The Rancher Returns (2016)
- His Secret Son (2017)
- An Honorable Seduction (2018)
- His to Claim (2019)
- Duty or Desire (2019)
Rochelle Alers Collections In Publication Order
- The Blackstone Promise (By:Rochelle Alers) (2011)
Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- Ties That Bind (2002)
- Scandal Between the Sheets (2004)
- Strictly Confidential Attraction (2005)
- Taking Care of Business (2006)
- Stranded with the Tempting Stranger (2007)
- Star of His Heart (2010)
- Temptation (2011)
- A Silken Thread (2011)
- In the Doctor’s Bed (2011)
- A Walk in the Park (2013)
- One More Night (With: Synithia Williams) (2021)
Short Story Collections In Publication Order
- Some Like It Hot (2006)
Anthologies In Publication Order
- A Valentine Kiss (1996)
- Something To Celebrate (1999)
- Welcome to Leo’s (2000)
- Living Large (2003)
- The Best Man (2003)
- A Whole Lotta Love (2004)
- Let’s Get It On (2004)
- Big Girls Don’t Cry (2005)
- Mr. Satisfaction (2005)
- An All Night Man (2007)
- Sleeping with the Sheik (2009)
- More Than Words, Volume 5 (2009)
- Love Bites (2012)
- More Than Words: Acts of Kindness (2014)
Bachelors In Demand Book Covers
Bennett Family Book Covers
Braddocks Secret Son Book Covers
Catalina Cove Book Covers
Forged of Steele Book Covers
The Grangers Book Covers
Jeffries Book Covers
Madaris Family & Friends Book Covers
Men of Action Book Covers
Perfect Book Covers
Playas Book Covers
The Protectors Book Covers
A Summer for Scandal Book Covers
Texas Cattleman’s Club: Maverick County Millionaires Book Covers
The Three Mrs. Fosters Book Covers
Three Weddings and a Reunion Book Covers
Voluptuous Woman Book Covers
The Westmorelands Book Covers
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Brenda Jackson Books Overview
One mind blowing kiss. That was all Ellie Weston shared with her neighbor and crush one summer, before he angrily discovered she’d approached him on a dare. Ten years later, Ellie is back at her great aunt’s lake house, and so is Uriel Lassiter still wildly sexy, single and happy to stay that way. When Ellie finds her great aunt’s never completed romance novel, she decides to finish the manuscript but first she needs some real life inspiration: a sultry summer fling. Uriel hasn’t forgotten Ellie, and their sizzling chemistry is starting to make him reconsider his tried and true bachelor status. But when the truth about her motive emerges, can Ellie convince him that make believe has turned into sweet reality?
They had a hot, fleeting affair Farrah Langley has never forgotten. Attorney to the rich and famous Xavier Kane was tender, sexy, attentive and ravished her body. Everything she ever wanted in a lover. Getting together with him again in New York is a fantasy come true. She certainly doesn’t expect the footloose bachelor to change his ways. And the burned by love mediator isn’t looking for forever. But Xavier is. There’s something about Farrah something that touches him deep in his soul something that keeps him coming back. So when fate brings them together again, Xavier’s ready to pick up where they left off. But this time around, he wants more. Can he convince the lean, leggy beauty that he’s finished playing the field? That he wants only one woman in his bed, in his arms in his heart?
Every woman wants him. But he only wants her. When Darcy Owens leaves snowy New York for some Jamaican fun in the sun, the city planner isn’t expecting to meet the hero of her fantasies. But the sexy, sun kissed man she sees her first day on the beach comes pretty close. Until he turns out to be York Ellis, the drop dead gorgeous but supremely arrogant ex cop who thinks she needs his protection and his passion. When York looks at Darcy, he knows she’s the woman he’d give his life for. So when Darcy finds herself in peril, the security expert vows to safeguard her. Now it’s not only his body at risk. It’s his heart he’s in danger of losing when she tempts him with the one thing the sworn bachelor never dreamed he’d find: passionate, glorious love.
Every family has its secrets. Some are just too hard to tell, but too hot to keep…
It’s been fifteen years since the Bennetts were all in one place at one time, and now at a total blowout of a reunion, three generations will gather to remember old memories and reestablish deep roots. But for four special cousins, hidden desires and long kept secrets will challenge their bond, test their courage, and change their hearts forever…
Rae’jean Engaged to be married, this pretty young doctor is desperate to learn the identity of her father…
a mystery no Bennett will help her solve. Taye A hair stylist with big ambitions, she trusted the wrong men…
now she’s determined to land the right one, no matter who stands in her way. Michael A divorced airline pilot struggling to manage his teenage daughter…
turbulence comes when a new passion enters his life. Alexia The chubby little girl became a sexy superstar who seems to have it all…
except the one thing she’s always wanted to make her life complete. Before this reunion is over, this unforgettable foursome will have to go beyond betrayal and reach deep for forgiveness if they truly want to understand the bone deep bond of love that is family. AUTHORBIO: Brenda Jackson lives in the city where she was born, Jacksonville, Florida. She is a graduate of William M. Raines High School, and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Jacksonville University. She has been married for twenty nine years to her high school sweetheart, and they have two sons, ages twenty three and twenty one. Presently, she works in management for a major insurance company. She is a member of the First Coast Chapter of Romance Writers of America, and is a founding member of the national chapter of Women Writers of Color. Her titles consistently make the bestsellers list and receive top ratings. She has been recognized in Heart and Soul Magazine, Essence, McCalls, and Publishers Weekly. Her books have been selected for Doubleday’s Black Expressions Book Club. She was awarded Romantic Times Best Multicultural Romance of the Year in 1998, and in 1999, was selected as Author of the Year by Romance In Color. In 2000, she received the Waldenbooks Bestselling Multicultural Romance of the Year award.A Family Reunion is her eleventh novel. END
Amber, Carla and Brandy known as the ‘ABCs’ are intelligent businesswomen who met in their business support group ‘The Savvy Sistahs Who Mean Business’ and became the best of friends. They’ve bonded over lost loves, past hurts, and too many lonely nights…
Amber Stuart escaped an abusive marriage and now finds peace running her small bookstore. But when a man pas*ses out in her establishment, after eating one of her homemade cookies, she’ll do anything to avoid a lawsuit, even if it means going into his home and nursing this fine brother back to health. What she doesn’t know is that this brother is about to turn her life upside down; Raising a two year old son on her own and running the computer business she inherited from her father, Carla Osborne doesn’t have time for anything else. Then she finds herself the object of a hostile takeover. And it turns out that she’s fighting to save her company from the man she had a one night stand with all those years ago the man who happens to be her son’s father; After a divorce settlement leaves her the sole owner of the St. Laurent Hotel, Brandy Bennett decides to manage her new business full time. When she finds herself the object of a deranged stalker her family convinces her to bring in a security expert to help. Enter ex FBI agent, Grey Masters and with him a whole lot of drama. Life is dishing it out hard, but these ladies are determined to hold on to each other.
After a close friend commits suicide, Faith, Monique, and Shannon head to the beach cottage on Hilton Head Island. Determined to heed her advice and make the most of their lives, they make a pact to spend the summer embracing new adventures. They also embrace new men and a new best friend along the way. Filled with profound passion and sensuality, witty dialogue and richly drawn characters, this is a story of women having fun, embracing life, taking charge, and doing the things they want and discovering in the process that everyone deserves to kick the routine every once in a while, let their hair down and explore new things. And if the right man comes along, especially one who is willing to make an already hot summer even hotter, then pushing the envelope just might give her life the jolt it needs.
It’s less than a week before Sonya Morrison’s wedding when she decides to pass her legendary little black book on to her cousin Courtney Andrews along with all of her best wishes. Courtney, who’s fast approaching thirty, thinks every woman she knows has somehow met a man who is husband material except for her. So Sonya’s little black book seems to be just what she needs. That’s until Courtney discovers she and her cousin have completely different tastes when it comes to men. But just when she is about to give up and toss the infamous little black book into the garbage, she meets Lake Masters. Nearly ten years her senior, he s a lot older than the men she s normally attracted to, but he s handsome, intelligent, wealthy, and a man who is determined to sweep her off her feet. But the road to love is never easy and Courtney may find that Her Little Black Book is more a curse than a blessing.
With a body as solid as his reputation, private investigator Drey St. John never dreamed helping the Braddocks discover the truth behind their father’s fatal crash would lead to his own mother’s shocking confession: Senator Braddock was Drey’s biological father. Determined to solve the case, Drey enlisted all work and no play Charlene Anderson’s help. But the more time he spent with the beautiful forensic scientist, the more he realized their sharp banter fronted a simmering mutual attraction that wouldn’t be denied. Charlene’s career left no time for exotic playboys. Then she found herself under Drey’s roof, in need of his protection and a victim of his seductive charms. But when the late senator’s secrets and Drey’s true identity were uncovered, would Drey face the betrayals in his past, and his future as a Braddock, with Charlene by his side?
In the real world there was no way flower shop owner Kylie Hagan would ever meet up with millionaire Chance Steele. But the world of single parents and teenage hormones brought them together the first time and a simmering passion they both tried to deny wouldn’t keep them apart for long. Chance made her think of hot, sultry Southern nights. Kylie had him imagining satin sheets and soul stirring kisses. But in the cold light of day, they had to resist each other. There was no way they’d let uncontrollable desire ignite their carefully protected hearts. But some things they couldn’t ignore.
Sebastian Steele was the kind of man women dreamed about. He was drop dead gorgeous, wickedly charming and fabulously wealthy. So why wouldn’t Erin Mason accept his offer to help run her struggling company? It was his reputation. Sebastian was a corporate shark, and Erin knew the big fish didn’t swim with the little fish, they swallowed them whole. It had been Sebastian’s intention to take over Mason Builders, whether Erin liked it or not. But when he started to work with her, sparks began to fly and they shared a sizzling, unforgettable night of passion. And soon it wasn’t clear who was bossing whom…
The A game isn’t working?
Sexy millionaire Morgan Steele will settle for nothing less than the perfect woman. And when he lays his arrogant eyes on sultry Lena Spears, he believes he’s found her. There’s only one problem, the lady in question seems totally immune to his charm.
Go to plan B!
Morgan is determined to convince the sassy career woman that he’s Mr. Right. He wines and dines her. He promises her the baby she desperately wants and the financial security she craves. And given time, Morgan is certain that once Lena gets into his bed, she’ll never want to leave…
Although frustrated in his attempt to acquire Steele Corporation, arrogant millionaire Cameron Cody will not be denied the firm’s most attractive asset, Vanessa Steele. So when Cameron learns that Vanessa is house sitting for her sister in Jamaica, he buys the adjoining property and makes her an offer she can’t refuse . Cameron is determined to prove to Vanessa that he is the one temptation she cannot resist, but she is equally determined to prove him wrong. What Vanessa doesn’t suspect is that Cameron intends to brand her so deeply with his island passion, that once they’re back in the States, she’ll be the one in hot pursuit.
One week of mind blowing sex on a beautiful Caribbean island. Of all the business proposals financial tycoon Dominic Saxon has heard, Taylor Steele’s is definitely the most tempting. All Taylor wants in return is for Dominic to father her baby. No strings, no commitments just a mutually satisfying arrangement. Make that very satisfying. For a man with no intention of marrying again, it sounds ideal. Taylor wants a baby, not a relationship. And sexy, intelligent Dominic seems like a man with perfect genes. Turns out, Dominic has perfect everything. Their ‘procreation vacation’ is a whirlwind of sensual ecstasy. But when it’s over, will either of them be able to say goodbye?
Quade Westmoreland’s one night love affair with Cheyenne had branded him body and soul, but he’d never even learned her last name. Almost a year later, driven by memories and one incriminating photo, the sexy operative had finally tracked her down and discovered three little babies bearing his features. Learning he was a father made Quade even more determined: he would claim Cheyenne Steele in every way. Shockingly, the irresistible beauty seemed intent on resisting him. But the Westmoreland destiny was at stake, and Quade would fight for what was his.
When a man finds a beautiful woman asleep in his bed…
he has only one choice. To seduce her with a night of lovemaking she’ll never forget. Trouble is, Donovan Steele’s sultry new housekeeper is just as determined not to become the legendary playboy’s latest conquest. Trading the Ivy League for down South, Natalie Ford is helping out with her ailing aunt’s housecleaning service. But she finds that this powerful, potent man of Steele ignites a different kind of chemistry one that defies every law of attraction the science professor ever learned. Natalie knows she has to come clean to Donovan about who she really is…
especially when he starts believing she’s out to sabotage his family business. Will she lose her chance to love the real man behind the seductive legend?
All she has to do is be his lover for a week…
And when the man is gorgeous Galen Steele, what woman could possibly say no?Brittany Thrasher has her own hidden motives for accepting Galen’s proposal. Only the savvy businesswoman draws the line at actually falling for the sexy playboy. Even if he is the incredible lover of her most taboo fantasies…
. The moment their paths crossed again at an auction, Galen knew Brittany was special. If she wants the house he just won so badly, how far is she willing to go to get it? That’s when the Phoenix entrepreneur makes her an offer he fully expects her to refuse. But once their passion heats up, the bidding really begins. And Galen will uncover Brittany’s secret. Because this determined man of Steele isn’t about to let the woman of his dreams get away…
No man has ever tempted her like this Nikki Cartwright can’t believe Jonas Steele the Jonas Steele has chosen her for a high profile marketing venture. It could make her career. But when she remembers the kiss they once shared, a kiss so intimate it sent their desire skyrocketing from simmering to blazing, Nikki knows she must guard her heart against the seductive Phoenix playboy as if her life depends on it. Jonas has no problem making their professional relationship personal. With the beautiful and talented photographer within his reach, he can erase her from his system once and for all. From a whirlwind Las Vegas affair to jet setting across four continents, this Steele discovers getting Nikki out of his system is easier said than done, and now he wants her to belong to him heart and soul as the woman of his most passionate fantasies.
She had longed for a taste of the wild and reckless. And Olivia Jeffries got her chance when she met a handsome stranger at a masquerade ball. The attraction was instant, the electricity volatile. But days later she discovered her new lover was none other than Reginald Westmoreland, her father’s most hated rival. She vowed to resist him further, but Reggie was relentless in his pursuit. He would stop at nothing not even blackmail to get Olivia back in his bed. Talk about sleeping with the enemy!
Sherri Griffin knows all about hot, stormy weather. The kind where all a girl wants to do is strip down to her La Perla lingerie. A successful radio producer, Sherri’s had to weather all kinds of storms. But nothing could prepare her for the force of football star turned sports DJ Terrence Jeffries. Never give your heart; never get hurt. That’s the credo gorgeous, arrogant Terrence has always lived by. And he’s looking to add Sherri to his all star roster of lovely conquests. But a hurricane is poised to hit the Keys, leaving Sherri and Terrence stranded…
together. While the gathering clouds bring gale winds and pounding seas, Sherri and Terrence are making their own shelter from the storm. And walking right into the eye of a hurricane of passion.
Kimani Cannon knows she’s in trouble the second she lays eyes on 6’4′ of luscious male. The best kind of trouble, too mm mmm! Duan Jeffries turns out to be the perfect man charming, considerate and the best lover she’s ever had. Too bad Mr. Delicious is just a one night stand . Until Kim needs a date to her mother’s fifth wedding! Duan’s willing to act the part of her fianc as long as it means full benefits. More amazing sex? No problem!Then Kim finds out that Duan’s got his own private agenda. Suddenly, she doesn’t know what to believe. Her head and heart are telling her to be careful. But the sensual thrumming in her blood is turning out to be much more persuasive .
YesterdayAfter her marriage ends in bitter divorce, all Lorren Jacobs wants is to leave California behind. Returning to her roots in Texas seems to be just what the doctor ordered until she meets real life physician Justin Madaris. Lorren has vowed never to give her heart to another man, but she can’t stop herself from responding to the handsome widower’s sensuous whispers of love . Today Justin thought no woman could ever move him as deeply as his wife had. Until Lorren. She rekindles a desire he never believed he’d feel again. But sharing a life together means letting go of the past. Somehow, Justin and Lorren must fight through the painful memories to fulfill the passionate promise of tomorrow .
Even a once in a lifetime love
When Halston Parker calls his daughter Caitlin to his deathbed, she’s shocked to discover that her ex husband, Dex Madaris, has been summoned as well. It’s been four years since Caitlin felt the heat of Dex’s touch, the urgency of his kisses and the promise of an everlasting love that never was. As a flood of bittersweet memories warms a cold and lonely night, Halston’s real motive for the unexpected reunion comes to light. As does the daughter Dex never knew existed, a secret Caitlin has kept too long from the only man she’s ever loved. A secret she fears Dex will never forgive.
Deserves a second chance
Despite the past, Caitlin and Dex cannot resist the attraction, or fight their hunger to renew a once in a lifetime passion they thought they’d lost forever. As each learns a lesson in faith and trust, they discover that no heartache, no betrayal, is strong enough to withstand the enduring power of true love.
In a trio of holiday romance tales, an unusual pair of matchmakers unites a smalltown sheriff and an Atlanta businesswoman, a wealthy playboy finds love with a childhood friend, and a gift certificate for a dating service leads a woman to its sexy bachelor owner.
Friends Attorney Syneda Walters and fellow attorney Clayton Madaris are just friends the last two people likely to end up as lovers. Syneda holds all men at arm’s length because of the father whose name she never knew. Clayton has always been a playboy, and no woman has ever come close to keeping his interest for very long. or Lovers?Things suddenly heat up between them when Syneda impulsively accepts Clayton’s invitation to join him for a Florida vacation, and is shocked by how much passion she feels. To Clayton, Syneda has become a temptation he cannot resist and the woman he wants to share the rest of his life with. But getting her to trust again means finding a way to heal old wounds and convincing her, with all his heart, that she will always be eternally his.
An Outrageous Offer
To help her brother’s struggling cosmetics company, schoolteacher Colby Wingate travels to Los Angeles for one last, desperate gamble to have superstar actor Sterling Hamilton endorse her brother’s new perfume. But Sterling thinks Colby has come to answer his want ad for a woman who would bear his child. When she realizes what Sterling is looking for, Colby is shocked that he expects any woman, let alone her, to comply no matter how much money he’s willing to pay.
A Passionate Bargain
A childhood loss has made Sterling determined not to get too close to anyone even the strikingly beautiful Colby. But somehow, he has to convince Colby to become the mother of his child with no strings attached. What he doesn’t expect is for his carefully laid plans to explode into restless, fiery desire. Now, Sterling knows he needs Colby for much more if only he can prove his intentions are for real and that he’ll cherish and love her forever.
Two years ago, geologist Corinthians Avery had brazenly sneaked into a hotel room to seduce Dex Madaris, head of Madaris Explorations and the longtime object of her affection. But the man who emerged from the shower to find Corinthians clad in next to nothing was handsome foreman Trevor Grant. When a smug Trevor informed her that Dex was not only absent from the trip, but at home happily married, Corinthians was mortified. Now, stuck in South America on a business trip with Trevor, Corinthians tries to avoid him at all costs. If only his broad shoulders and wickedly sexy smile didn’t send her senses into flames. Their hotel falls under terrorist attack, and Corinthians has no choice but to place her trust in Trevor. As the two make a daring escape into the war torn streets, fear for their lives suddenly turns to feverish desire, as they both give in to the hottest danger of all. What neither of them realizes is that one sultry night of passion under the luminous Latin skies will change their lives forever .
Celebrity actress Diamond Swain needs a peaceful place to hide out from the news hungry paparazzi a place like Whispering Pines. And yet from the moment she arrives at the remote Texas ranch, Diamond finds herself at odds with its rugged owner, Jake Madaris a man who challenges her to care about more than making it to the top. Jake doesn’t have time to babysit some Hollywood star. Then he comes face to face with beautiful, compassionate Diamond and is drawn into a whirlwind, secret romance. But is what he shares with her strong enough to overcome the media’s prying eyes? Together Jake and Diamond must discover what’s truly important if they’re to claim a love that lasts a lifetime.
Corporate executive Shayla Kirkland has landed her dream job with one of Chicago’s top new firms, Chenault Electronics. Now she’s in a perfect position to destroy the company for unjustly ruining her mother’s career. But she never expected that handsome CEO Nicholas Chenault would spark a passion that challenges her resolve and makes her surrender to the most irresistible desire .
After a childhood spent moving from army base to army base, independent minded Nettie Brooms is determined to secure a stable life and never become involved with a military man. Then she meets incredibly handsome and charming Ashton Sinclair, a dedicated colonel in the U.S. Marines who’s intent on capturing her heart no matter what it takes. Now Nettie’s wondering how a man she swore she would avoid could so easily test her resolve by igniting an irresistible passion she can’t walk away from.
Sexy, dangerous, unforgettable…
the Madaris family and their unlikely band of friends captured readers’ hearts and souls. Now, in The Midnight Hour, bestselling author Brenda Jackson brings us another breathtaking novel featuring the Madaris family and friends. One, CIA agent Sir Drake Warren gave his heart to a woman a fellow Marine whose death in an explosion left him aching for justice. Drake vowed he would never love again. But his devotion to his former lover is tested when he meets his mysterious new partner, Agent Victoria Green. With golden brown eyes and skin like melted chocolate, Victoria leaves Drake yearning for the love he lost and flirting closely with the white hot passion he once knew, he’s sure he’ll get burned…
Few people know that Victoria was once a Marine named Sandy Carroll…
and that she was embroiled in a fervent love affair with Drake until an explosion nearly killed her. Her life saving surgery gave her a new face and identity that of CIA operative Victoria Green. Now, Victoria is bound by duty to keep her true identity a secret, especially from Drake. Paired on a deadly mission, Victoria’s senses are awakened by Drake’s every move. But just as the passion she’s denied for so long threatens to boil over, Drake begins to put together the pieces of the puzzle. And when he does, will Victoria lose him forever?
Investigative reporter Christy Madaris doesn’t want to complicate her life with romance. She made that mistake once when she believed Alex Maxwell’s promise to marry her. True, Alex made that promise when Christy was just a teenager. But she believed him with all her heart and when Alex laughed it off years later, Christy was crushed. The owner of his own P.I. firm, Alex Maxwell refuses to compromise everything he’s worked for to honor a silly promise. Christy should have known he was only teasing, right? But when Alex finally sees Christy again, he knows he made a big mistake. She has grown up into a smart and stunning woman and Alex can’t get her off his mind. When Christy’s latest story takes a dark turn, the Madaris brothers ask Alex to keep her safe. But putting Alex in charge of Christy is like putting a rooster in charge of the hen house! The more she snubs him, the more he wants her. But when Christy’s life is in danger, can Alex save her before it’s too late?
Everything in accountant Skye Barclay’s life is fitting smoothly into place until she makes the startling discovery that she was adopted. Not only does she learn that her birth mother has died, but now Skye finds out that she has a biological brother: Vincent. Skye wants to track him down, and her parents, as well as her fiance, Wayne refuse to support or accept her decision. And Wayne takes it a step further and abruptly ends their engagement.
Skye s search for Vincent leads her to his adoptive parents, Dr. Justin and Lorren Madaris, and, lo and behold, Slade Madaris Vincent s tall, dark, and sexy cousin. Slade is by far the most compelling man Skye has ever met, but she isn t ready to get involved so soon after Wayne’s rejection not even when Slade offers her a job so she can stay in town and get to know her brother better.
Slade is a shrewd businessman, but hiring Skye is one of the riskiest moves he s ever made. Soon their mutual attraction explodes into a steamy summer affair. When Wayne shows up in town, determined to win Skye back, Slade sets out to prove that he and Skye are meant to be together. Because a Madaris man never walks away from a challenge especially when true love is on the line
Attorney Mackenzie Mac Standfield swore off love when her heart was shattered into a million pieces. But there’s one man who has managed to tempt her beyond reason rodeo star Luke Madaris. Although five years have passed, Mac discovers when she runs into Luke again that the sexual tension is just as charged as ever
When Luke gets injured in a rodeo, he knows the only place where he can recuperate without being smothered by his worried family is at Mac s place. After all, like Mac, he has no interest in any romantic entanglements . until being in such close quarters with Mac forces Luke to confront a desire he can no longer fight
With each passing day, Mac and Luke come to realize that their smoldering attraction can be put out only if they surrender to it. But what Mac doesn t realize is that once you give yourself to a Madaris man, there s no turning back
Blade Madaris has watched the men in his family surrender their single status one by one, and he has no plans to join them. But the gorgeous attorney he meets at his cousin’s wedding would make a fine notch on his bedpost. And when circumstances bring them together for six months, Blade formulates a plan to sweep Samari Di Meglio off her feet and into his arms. Though Blade is the kind of player Sam has spent years avoiding, a no strings one night stand is too tempting to resist. But their sizzling night together comes with unforeseen complications. Blade can’t walk away from the most passionate woman he’s ever met. To break through her resistance, the consummate bachelor will have to bare his soul and confess everything that’s in his heart .
Living under Reese Madaris’s roof makes LaKenna James the envy of every woman in town. But Reese’s offer of a place to stay is strictly platonic just until Kenna’s new condo is completed. He has no idea that his best friend has been attracted to him since college, and Kenna plans to keep it that way. Ever since his cousin Blade got married, Reese has become Houston’s most eligible bachelor and a magnet for gold diggers. Reese turns to his temporary roommate for dating advice, and suddenly sees Kenna for the beautiful, voluptuous woman she is. Though Kenna’s afraid to give her heart to the man who could so easily break it, when her life is in jeopardy, she’ll discover just how far a Madaris man will go when love is at stake
Maxine Chandler and Mya Rivers were once the best of friends, sisters by choice. But distance and a series of misunderstandings came between them. Now, a fifteen year class reunion cruise to the Caribbean could renew their powerful bond just when they need it most. After heartbreak and tragedy, Maxi doesn’t expect her shipboard romance with former high school rebel Christopher Chandler to be more than a sizzling distraction, but then he offers her a gift so profound she can’t refuse it even when it leaves her vulnerable to crushing loss. Mya, on the other hand, seems blessed with a perfect marriage, home, and beautiful twins. But Mya’s work is taking over her life and another woman might be taking husband…
As each couple struggles with the limits of love, loyalty, and trust, Mya and Maxi reclaim a deep and abiding friendship…
one that will inspire them with courage to face the future, whatever it may bring…
Praise For The Novels Of Brenda Jackson’This poignant love story is one special moment. You don’t want to miss it.’ Rendezvous on One Special Moment ‘Fantastic…
Ms. Jackson as done it again!’ Romantic Times on Secret Love’A terrific book…
Ms. Jackson brings passion and tenderness, faith and trust, together with friendship and family, and does it so well.’ The Paperback Forum on Tonight and Forever
Devastated by her boyfriend’s betrayal and her father’s affair, Sage Dunbar relocates to Alaska, where she meets handsome businessman Gabriel Blackwell. Blackwell is a man who will challenge everything that Sage thought she knew about love.
There’s not a whole lot happening in Gary, Indiana. That is, until nationally renowned relationship expert Lance Montgomery bursts on to the scene. Twice divorced, Montgomery is now on a mission to perfect the art of being single. His tantalizing book The Playa’s Handbook is causing quite a stir. His rules include: Never give a woman the key to your apartment. Playas ‘have sex’; they don’t ‘make love.’ Don’t be afraid not to commit, no matter how hot the sex is. A woman can’t use you if you use her first. One night, while watching the game and drinking beer, friends Marcus Lowery, Samuel Gunn, and Phillip McKenna all admit to buying Montgomery’s book. Recent divorcees, Phillip and Sam are looking to unleash their hidden playa. And after being a widower for a year, Marcus is ready to cautiously ease back into the dating scene. So, they decide to put the rules to the test…
and end up going on one of the wildest rides of their lives.
Lance Montgomery, renowned relationship expert, has perfected the art of being a playa. His acclaimed workshops and bestselling books prove it. His most popular title, The Playa’s Handbook, caused a major uproar among black women and men, and shot to the top of the bestseller list. Then he met Dr. Asia Fowler, a colleague whose views on love are vastly different from his own. Intrigued and unable to forget her, Lance wanted her in his bed. Instead, she found her way into his heart. Fighting his feelings for her, Lance drives her into the arms of another man. Soon after, he realizes Dr. Asia Fowler is the first woman he has ever loved. Now he’s determined to get her back. No matter what.
For Texas Cattleman’s Club member Lance Brody, marriage is about gaining the right connections. But one plain Jane personal assistant is about to change his mind…
For years Kate Thornton had dreamed of becoming Mrs. Lance Brody. Then her boss became engaged strictly for business and Kate had had enough. Giving her two weeks’ notice should have released her, but Lance’s eyes had finally been opened. Kate couldn’t be allowed to walk away from the business, or him. And if it meant taking her to bed to keep her…
well, that was one job he would gladly do himself!
Texas Cattleman’s Club member Darius Foster is tired of women chasing after his millions. But his jaded heart is about to get a jump start. The wealthy rancher never expected to see Summer Martindale in his part of Texas. Darius was still trying to forget that incredible night they’d spent together…
a night that never should have happened. Certain she had relocated just to get close to him and his money the ex lawman vowed to keep his distance. But when danger came calling, Darius knew he was the only one who could protect Summer. And that meant getting closer to her…
in every way!
No one walked away from this Texas mogul especially not his wife! So when Cara chose to leave rather than play second fiddle to his company, Kevin plotted his revenge. Four years later, she returned, intent on finalizing their divorce. But Cara had no clue that Kevin had constructed the perfect payback plan. It’s a wager she can’t refuse. The divorce would be official if she agreed to one last week of playing house. And nothing would be off limits.
Texas Cattleman’s Club member Wyatt Brody has to marry. The only hitch? His bride to be despises him! He’d seduced Alexis Cavanaugh once…
on his brother’s behalf. So when the powerful Texan’s sibling shockingly married someone else, it was up to Wyatt to wed the jilted heiress. After all, he and Alexis had shared a very real night of passion. But Alexis was done being manipulated. She would have a marriage on her terms, or not at all. Except staying away from Wyatt was not an option. She was carrying the oilman’s baby…
and she would not reveal her secret until she had the billionaire exactly where she wanted him.
Texas Cattleman’s Club member Justin Dupree has met the perfect woman…
too bad their relationship is built on a lie. Her life in danger, Alicia Montoya turned to the one man she thought she could trust. Her new boyfriend a tall, dark Texan offered her refuge in his posh penthouse. And she eagerly accepted his proposal of protection…
. until she discovered her lover’s true identity: Justin Dupree, notorious playboy and her beloved brother’s enemy. She had given her virginity to a man who had betrayed her. How could she possibly accept anything this maverick said as truth?
Learning that her estranged husband has passed away is the biggest shock of Danielle Timberlake Foster’s life until she learns that she wasn’t his only wife. Though Danielle and Marc were separated, she believed they were about to reconcile and start a family. Rocked by betrayal, Danielle sees her dreams slipping away. Until her brother’s best friend, Tristan Adams, offers support, comfort and a chance to have the child she’s always wanted. Danielle is drawn to Tristan’s strong, sensual nature, but she wed Marc in haste and regretted it. Is she about to repeat her mistake? Or will a marriage of convenience turn into the soulful union she’s always longed for?
Sex changed everything?
After marrying off her sisters, Ruby Lockhart could finally concentrate on her career. After all, love wasn’t in the cards for the pragmatic Ruby. Only she could wake up the morning after her sister’s wedding with a gorgeous, sexy man in her bed and have him be her best friend!
Mr. Sexy aka Luther Biggens, ex navy SEAL had always been Ruby’s rock. Now he was her problem. She couldn’t look at him without remembering the ways he’d pleasured her. More troubling than how she’d ended up in bed with Luther was that Ruby wanted to do it again? and again?.
D’marcus Armstrong was demanding, autocratic and cranky as a boss. But as the star of her feverish nighttime fantasies, the man was simply divine. Still, Opal Lockhart had no chance with Detroit’s self made millionaire. What would a high roller like him want with a buttoned up, naive secretary like her?
Enter the Lockhart sisters for some attitude adjustment and a wardrobe makeover. With some d colletage and come hither heels, they have the sex kitten in Opal downright purring.
Now she’s giving D’marcus notice he’d better watch out!
New preacher Wade Kendrick might as well have taken out an ad for a wife all the church mamas paraded their daughters in front of him every Sunday. But after a tainted past, Wade wanted a reserved, traditional woman. Everything his star gospel singer was not. But he only had eyes for her Pearl Lockhart, aka Ms. Wrong.
Pearl had her eye on gospel stardom. She didn’t fit into the preacher man’s world any more than he fit into hers. But he was one fine black man and their sexual chemistry downright sizzled. What was a sister to do?
Trouble was her middle name Of the four Lockharts, Amber was the wild child, a part time student and full time groupie who gave her older sisters sleepless nights. But even Amber was surprised when her pre Christmas getaway turned nasty, causing her to flee from danger right into the six pack abs of Paul Gutierrez. His was danger Going home was not an option when Amber became the target of a man desperate to keep a secret. So Paul’s L.A. home became her safe house, his strong arms her armor. After long nights with her macho protector, Amber was in danger, all right from a hot, sexy Latin lover!
Delaney Westmoreland refused to let a mix up in her vacation plans postpone the R and R she craved. But when she reluctantly agreed to share a secluded cabin with an arrogant sheikh bent on seduction, she found herself enrolled in a crash course in human sexuality. Unfortunately, commitment and love were misplaced pages in her darkly handsome mentor’s manual. Jamal Ari Yassir had intended to school Delaney in sensuality for his pleasure, but his plan backfired. Instead of loving and leaving her, he became engulfed by an irresistible passion for his sexy as sin cabin mate. Could his convenient summer lover be the woman he was destined to share his life with?
When Shelly Brockman walked into his office, Sheriff Dare Westmoreland could almost taste the sweet, steamy passion they’d once shared. Then Shelly informed him he was the father of her son, the unruly preteen he’d arrested that day, and his fantasies turned to fury! Shelly had returned to her hometown in Georgia to save her son from the mean streets of Los Angeles. Getting to know his father would be good for her son. But would being so close to Dare the only man to make her pulse race reopen a wounded heart that had never healed? Or, would this be her final chance to win Dare’s love?
Atlanta’s Westmoreland men were notoriously easy on the eyes, but champion motorcycle racer Thorn Westmoreland exuded a heat that could melt metal. Rugged and moody, he was a loner betrayed by love, a man committed to staying in control until he met Dr. Tara Matthews. It wasn’t every day that the sexiest man on earth appeared at her door, looking like God’s gift in a black leather jacket. And Tara’s chances of playing it cool with a man as hot as Thorn were about as good as a snowball’s in hell. But when Tara reversed roles in their game of seduction, what were the odds of Thorn the ultimate bad boy coming out on top?
Stone Westmoreland had an eye for the ladies. And charm that never failed. He was an experienced player who played for keeps. So who would have guessed that prim and proper Madison Winters could rattle his nerves without even trying? She had him feeling all protective, and all sexed up, too. Before he knew it, Stone had volunteered to help Madison find her mother, who’d gone missing in the mountains. Stone was willing to play the knight in shining armor, but only if it meant the hard days of trekking through the wilderness would result in the ultimate payoff passion filled nights under the Montana starlit sky with the delectable Miss Winters…
Women called him the perfect storm because he could sweet talk any woman into his bed, and regularly did so. Firefighter Storm Westmoreland used lovemaking the way other men used a long, hot shower to blow off steam. Until a torrid weekend with a too hot to handle virgin left a certain legendary player craving something other than mere physical gratification . Caught in the eye of the storm, Jayla Cole was no match for the sexy fire chief or the emotional inferno he ignited inside her. But would she be satisfied with the mind blowing, sex only relationship she shared with Storm, or was starting a family on her own still what she desired more than anything?
Pretending to be Jared Westmoreland’s fianc e wasn’t high on Dana Rollins’s list of priorities. But she owed him a favor, and Jared’s persuasive charm and sinful masculinity not to mention his sizzling kisses were impossible to refuse. Helping Jared meant spending time together publicly, but the private moments they shared made Dana wonder how she’d ever survive this engagement with her heart intact.A confirmed bachelor, Jared didn’t want any of the sticky entanglements that went along with commitment. But the more he got to know his beautiful fake fianc e, the more Jared wondered if their romantic charade might be the real thing after all.
WHAT CHASE WESTMORELAND WANTED…
Something sure looked tempting, and Chase knew it wasn’t on his restaurant’s menu. His new neighbor Jessica Claiborne was as deliciously enticing as the confections she created so enticing, Chase was finding it difficult to concentrate on anything but the curve of her lips. CHASE WESTMORELAND GOT!Jessica couldn’t deny the heat that sparked every time Chase was near. But she had a secret, one that could destroy the desire she saw burning in his eyes. Yet if she wanted a chance with Chase, she was going to have to reveal the truth and withstand the heat that was bound to go beyond the kitchen.
‘I’M HAVING YOUR BABY.’Savannah Claiborne’s simple statement set off an avalanche in Montana ranger Durango Westmoreland’s carefully ordered life. Suddenly, an unforgettable night of passion with the hazel eyed beauty had turned into a lifetime of obligation for the confirmed bachelor. But Westmoreland men always honored their responsibilities, and leaving Savannah to raise his baby on her own was not an option. So he proposed and she accepted…
with one condition: Theirs would be an in name only marriage. Durango agreed. For now.
Casino owner Ian Westmoreland thought he had seen the last of Brooke Chamberlain, until she checked into his resort claiming to need a little R & R. Brooke had betrayed him years before, and Ian was willing to bet there was more to her visit than she would admit. No woman had even come close to igniting the heat and passion inside him as Brooke once had. And if Ian was going to discover what Brooke was hiding, what better way than through seduction? But in this game of bedroom cat and mouse, the stakes were very high. Would Ian’s Ultimate Gamble pay off?
‘YOU HAVE FORTY EIGHT HOURS TO BE MY WIFE.’Millionaire deal maker Spencer Westmoreland would bail out Chardonnay Russell’s failing Napa Valley vineyard. And in return she’d bear his children. But she shouldn’t dare hope Spencer would ever fall in love with her. Her only choice was to accept the arrogant businessman’s proposal. But becoming Spencer’s wife in every way set her body, her heart, on fire. And soon Chardonnay wanted what was strictly forbidden…
Montana horse breeder McKinnon Quinn savored his ‘no women on my ranch’ rule. So when Casey Westmoreland asked for a job training horses, he turned her down flat. For despite her innocent looks, she tempted him beyond reason. Casey had vowed to get McKinnon to hire her and make him her first her only lover. Yet after every steamy encounter, the infuriating man dodged her. It was as if he had a secret he was desperate to keep making Casey just as desperate to uncover it.
In name only? The moment ex Texas Ranger Clint Westmoreland learned he was still married, he set the limits for his wife’s stay at his luxurious horse ranch. But when she arrived, Clint’s boundaries began to blur. He and Alyssa Barkley had thirty days to untangle the legal knot that had bound them together during an undercover assignment years before. But this sexy, curvaceous Alyssa was different from the mousy, awestruck rookie agent he remembered. And now her every move had him wondering what it would be like if he really were her man…
Cole Westmoreland always gets what he wants! What the former Texas Ranger wanted was sultry Patrina Forman. But Patrina was set against falling for a man with a no strings attitude, and there was no way she’d fall into bed with a lawman! Then a Montana blizzard changed everything. Trapped together for three sinfully delicious nights, Cole soon had Patrina singing a different tune thanks to his brand of red hot seduction. But what would happen once the thaw arrived?
Mr. November: Dillon Westmoreland, real estate tycoonObjective: Pamela Novak, business ownerStrategic Plan: Seduce and rescueThere was a secret to Dillon Westmoreland’s heritage and Pamela Novak had the key. Though the raven haired beauty was ensnared by her shifty fianc , Dillon eldest of the Denver Westmoreland clan couldn’t resist a mind blowing night in her arms. And after that incredible passion Well, once a Westmoreland claimed the woman he wanted, he wouldn’t let anything tear them apart!
Two Westmoreland novels one classic and one new from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Brenda JacksonDelaney’s Desert SheikhA mix up in Delaney Westmoreland’s vacation plans forces her to share a cabin with a tall, dark and oh so handsome sheikh who is bent on her seduction. Jamal Ari Yasir intends to school Delaney in sensuality for his own pleasure. But instead of loving and leaving her, he becomes enraptured by an irresistible and unforgettable passion for his sexy as sin roommate. Can the arrogant sheikh convince his secret lover that they are fated for more than just a summer fling?Seduced by a StrangerJohari Yasir has no interest in returning to her homeland to marry a man she’s never met at least, not without sowing some wild oats first. And when a handsome charmer offers to whisk her away in his private plane, she impulsively accepts. Rasheed Valdemon is shocked that his bride to be would fly off with someone she barely knows even though he’s the one doing the asking. More surprising is his hunger for this lovely, rebellious woman. Yet what will happen when she realizes she’s been seduced by the man who’s destined to be her husband?
Mr. September: Callum Austell, sexy Australian ranch ownerHis Deepest Desire: The elusive Gemma WestmorelandThe Seduction Plan: Get her on his turf ASAP!He’d been biding his time, and now the perfect opportunity had arrived to pursue the ultimate object of his affections. Offering Gemma a job to decorate his new home meant she had to come to him. And on his territory, the Aussie knew he could easily woo her into his bed. But this Westmoreland woman was no pushover. If Callum was going to get what he wanted as always the millionaire just might have to utter three little words first.
He knew better than to lust after the hired help. But Ramsey Westmoreland’s new cook was just so delectable it was enough to make the Denver rancher rethink his rules. When temptation got the best of him, he discovered Chloe Burton was just as hot in the bedroom as she was in the kitchen. Though their affair was growing steamier by the minute, Ramsey couldn’t help but question Chloe’s true motives. And when he discovered her ultimate betrayal, he was set to satisfy himself with cold showers. Until he realized his fatal mistake: never underestimate the power of the human heart, especially a Westmoreland’s.
For weeks, Derringer Westmoreland was haunted by memories of a woman whose face he could not recall. But he wanted he needed to share that intense passion again. Now. When he finally traced his mystery woman, he was met with a surprise. His fantastic one night stand was Lucia Conyers, his sister in law’s best friend. And Lucia wasn’t about to become one of Derringer’s women. For the first time in his charmed life, the ranch owner had some wooing to do. And if he wanted to win Lucia’s heart, he’d better be ready to risk his own.
A Little DareWhen Shelly Brockman walks into his office, Sheriff Dare Westmoreland can almost taste the sweet, steamy passion they’d once shared. Then she informs him that he is the father of her son, the unruly preteen Dare arrested earlier that day, and his fantasies turn to fury. Shelly has returned to her Georgia hometown to get her son away from the mean streets of Los Angeles, and she hopes that getting to know his father will do her child a world of good. But will being so close to Dare the only man to ever make Shelly’s heartbeat race reopen old wounds, or will this be her last chance to secure his love forever?Thorn’s ChallengeOne sizzling kiss from Thorn Westmoreland isn’t enough to convince Tara Matthews to risk her heart again or is it? The beautiful doctor and the hard driving motorcycle tycoon mix like oil and water. Why, then, can’t Tara erase the memory of the sexy racer from her head, or thoughts of his passionate caresses from her body? Thorn has wanted Tara since the day they met. His plan is to seduce the prickly doctor and indulge in a casual affair. But before he can savor the success of their passion, she turns the tables on him. Now instead of working her out of his system, Thorn is hell bent on winning Tara’s love .
It all started in college, in the turbulent sixties, when Randolph and Jenna became lovers. Randolph knew the moment he saw Jenna Haywood that he had to make her his. But the path to love is not an easy one. His wealthy Grandmother Julia disapproves of the match and unbeknowst to him, his brother’s seemingly docile fiancee has a few plans of her own that she would like to set in motion. Betrayal and devastation lurks in unexpected places and tests the bond they believed was unbreakable. As they struggle with love and passion, secrets and lies the question is: Is love enough to help them see each other through the storms that await them ahead?
When reporter Jasmine Carmody began sniffing around Savannah’s most respected family looking for a story, watchdog Wesley Brooks warned her off. Day and night, she sensed him shadowing her every move, felt his every breath, wanted his most intimate touch…
. Wesley would do anything to stop Jasmine’s expos on his adopted family even seduce her. But her unexpected virginity surprised him, and so did their overwhelming passion. Soon he’d have to make a choice trust her with all his secrets, or risk losing her forever.
‘I need you, Alli.’ Mark Hartman, desperate new dadDid Mark mean what Alison Lind hoped? Was her boss declaring his passion for her? Did he really feel the same way she secretly felt for him?Apparently not. Turned out that what Alison wanted and what Mark needed were two different things. Instead of asking her to be his lover, he was asking her to be temporary nanny to his baby niece. Not an ounce of desire in sight. Or was there?Living together, spending time in intimate surroundings, created a sensual tension too powerful to ignore. How long before this strictly business relationship turned into a strictly passionate predicament?
From the moment she met Tag Elliott, Renee Williams thought of nothing but how his lips would feel on hers. That and darkened bedrooms and whispered promises. But as a member of Manhattan’s wealthiest family, Tag was way out of the social worker’s league. Besides, no matter how much she craved him, there was one small matter: She was black and Tag was white. Renee allowed them one night to live their fantasies, but in the light of day Tag had to admit once was not enough. He could ignore the scandal they would stir; why couldn’t she? After all, Tag wanted her. And he always got what he wanted…
Strange bedfellows Cutthroat litigator Brandon Washington wasn’t used to being ignored. So when Cassie Garrison the newly discovered half sister of his firm’s biggest client refused his repeated attempts at contact, he set out to teach the elusive heiress a lesson. He would travel under an assumed identity to her Bahamian home. And using every skill he possessed, he would uncover all of Cassie’s secrets. But once his seductive mission was accomplished, would Brandon find his professional mission at war with his very personal interests?
Drop dead gorgeous Ethan Chambers loves his life as Hollywood’s most eligible and elusive bachelor. Plus, the talented actor has just gotten an offer he can’t refuse: a starring role on TV’s hit medical drama. But it’s the show’s sultry makeup and wardrobe director who’s got his pulse racing and making him think twice about staying single. Getting the gig on Paging the Doctor has thrust Rachel Wellesley into the unwelcome glare of the spotlight. She wants to paint the story, not be the story. But when Rachel starts falling for the show’s sinfully sexy star, she knows it’s time to get her own heart checked. But how can she give up these passionate nights in Ethan’s arms? Now, as the cameras roll and her creative vision comes to life, is Rachel finally ready for her close up with the man of her dreams?
For Erica Sanders, finding a soul mate was the easy part. Brian Lawson is the man she wants, and everyone agrees they’re the ideal couple. Almost everyone. The one exception is Erica’s mother, Karen, who prefers her daughter marry another man. Karen even hires a private detective to investigate Brian, but the truth he uncovers is the last thing she expected a devastating betrayal that rips both families apart. Convinced that her relationship can’t be salvaged, Erica ends her engagement. Yet she has lingering doubts over her decision, especially once Brian’s attractive single neighbor starts pursuing him. A chance meeting proves that the passion between Brian and Erica hasn’t dimmed but neither has the determination of others to keep them apart, or the shocking lengths Karen will go to in order to undermine her daughter’s relationship. As secrets old and new are revealed, Erica and Brian find themselves caught between the bonds of the past and an uncertain future, each making painful discoveries about who to believe and trust. Masterfully told and laced with the sensuality and drama that Brenda Jackson does best, this is an unforgettable story of relationships at their most complex, and how hard it can be to choose between living separate lives or holding fast when love hangs by A Silken Thread .
In this first ever short story collection, New York Times bestselling author Brenda Jackson takes us on five steamy, sexy adventures. From a freelance writer whose interview with a ruthless, ambitious, and very handsome millionaire turns into something so much more to an attorney’s explosive encounter with a sexy club owner. From an event planner’s very steamy night with an old flame to a businesswoman who wants to get back the man she let slip away while climbing the ladder of success. Experience just how much Brenda Jackson can turn up the heat!
In a trio of holiday romance tales, an unusual pair of matchmakers unites a smalltown sheriff and an Atlanta businesswoman, a wealthy playboy finds love with a childhood friend, and a gift certificate for a dating service leads a woman to its sexy bachelor owner.
Welcome to Leo’s Where Anything Can HappenA proper lady lets loose on Open Mike Night and opens her heart to a different kind of man…
A Texas RAnger and a candy shop owner have a blind date with a deliciously unexplected outcome…
A widowed party planner meets a handsome doctor, but fears losing her heart for the second time…
A journalist runs into an old college flame she’s determined to be all business, but he ahs another agenda…
Welcome to Leo’sA stylish D.C. supper club patrons come to enjoy rich, savory gourmet food, sip intoxicating cocktails, and drick in the soulful sounds of live music. It’s the perfect place to dine, unwind, catch up and mayhbe even fall in love…
A voluptuously entertaining African American fiction anthology about women who are livin’ large and lovin’ larger! Featuring all new novellas by: 1 Blackboard bestselling author Rochelle Alers, ‘one of the top 5 most popular African American romance writers’ Heart and Soul 1 Blackboard bestselling author Donna Hill, All Time Favorite Fiction Author Award winner Shades of Romance 1 Blackboard bestselling author Brenda Jackson, winner of Viewer’s Choice Best Multicultural Romantic Times 1 Blackboard bestselling author, Francis Ray, whose stories ‘are written from the heart and definitely recommended.’Eric Jerome Dickey
He’ll leave you begging for more…
The Best ManBrenda Jackson’s ‘Strictly Business’Houston freelance writer Gina Grant Farrell just got a job offer too good to refuse a week on a Texas ranch to interview the ruthless, ambitious, and very handsome millionaire Mitch Farrell, who happens to be none other than her ex husband! Is Mitch’s proposal strictly business? Or is he planning a sizzling seduction and nights filled with strictly pleasure…
?Kayla Perrin’s ‘Kidnapped!’Nia Copeland’s wedding in Fort Lauderdale is just perfect until her gorgeous, hardbody ex boyfriend Jamal Simpson races in on his motorcycle and carries her off to prove he’s the better lover. Now they’re on the way to Key West headed toward the most irresistible passion and maybe even true love…
Felicia Mason’s ‘Promises and Vows’Elise Gregory’s marriage is cold as ice with her husband Jerome sleeping in the guestroom. Then his favorite aunt, a high priestess of New Orleans voodoo, arrives for a prolonged visit. That means Jerome has to move back to their bed. With the help of some magic, it’s not long before the sparks are ignited, and desire is rediscovered…
Cindi Louis’ ‘Catch Me If You Can!’At 6’2’ and a player for the Dallas Cowboys, no one can miss sexy Lonzell Jenkins, The Best Man at the wedding, especially wedding planner Leesa Fairchild. She shared an intense affair with Lonzell before he left without even a goodbye. Now, after four long years, she intends to show him what he’s been missing a searing passion that only she can fulfill…
Welcome back to Leo’s supper club, where seduction is always on the menu…
Rochelle Alers, ‘Love Lessons’Tyrell Hardcastle is knocked off his feet when he meets a local high school teacher. Now all he has to do is overcome her objections to him being the ‘younger man’. Donna Hill, ‘Lady in Waiting’Noah Hardcastle is engaged to beautiful Tara Mitchell. However, their relationship is threatened when Noah’s first love Rachel, returns to D.C. to prove to him that he is all she ever really wanted. Brenda Jackson, ‘Irresistible Attraction’Sydney Corbain never forgot her explosive encounter with Tyrone Hardcastle at her brother’s wedding. So when she runs into him in New York City on business, they both see this as an opportunity to explore their undenaible attraction. Francis Ray, ‘Blind Date’Ayanna Hardcastle pretends that she is dating wealthy businessman Tanner Rafferty, in order to get her matchmaking friend off her back. But, she never imagined that Tanner Rafferty would show up to collect on that claim!
From the acclaimed bestselling authors of Living Large and A Whole Lotta Love come four romantic and sexy stories celebrating big, bold, and beautiful women.
Extreme Satisfaction by Brenda JacksonSuccessful financial adviser Cathleen McAlister has worked hard to achieve what she considers the perfect life. There isn’t much else she could possibly want…
except the man who got away while she was climbing the ladder of success. Satisfy Me by Delilah DawsonShauna Williams finds out that Max Jackson, her childhood crush, is back in town for their friends’ wedding. Shauna’s all grown up now, and she has no intention of letting him slip through her fingers again. Ice Princess by Joy KingBeautiful, successful, and deadly in the boardroom, Madison always gets any man she wants. As a matter of fact, she seems to have more than she can handle. But when she moves into her fabulous new loft and meets the building’s owner, Marcus, she realizes that she has finally met her match. The Morning After by Maryann ReidAlexis is tired of the pampered well to do men of her social set and wants to take a walk on the wilder side. So when she steps out of her Park Avenue comfort zone and meets Rasheen, straight out of Bed Stuy, she gets everything she could ever want and more.
Brenda Jackson: ‘The Hunter’
Mallory Standish and Hunter Sloan share a steamy one night stand. But, the next morning, Mallory learns that the P. in P.I. doesn’t stand for ‘private.’ In Hunter’s case, it stands for ‘playa.’
Joylynn Jossel: ‘Just Wanna Love Ya’
Jai is out for a night on the town. She certainly isn’t looking for love. But, after a night of passion with Sloane, she realizes that she’s found more than An All Night Man. She’s found an all night, all day, every day man.
Kayla Perrin: ‘Never Satisfied’
Rachel is sick of set ups, bad dates, and boring one night stands. Then, a mysterious man from her past shows up and reminds Rachel that relationships should be anything but boring.
Tamara Sneed: ‘Fantasy Man’
Olivia, a high powered PR executive, is supposed to entertain Clark, one of Hollywood’s cutest bad boys. Olivia, who is usually no nonsense, thinks that they will have dinner, talk business, and call it a night. Clark, however, has very different ideas…
A little comfort, caring and compassion go a long way toward making the world a better place. Just ask the dedicated women handpicked from countless worthy nominees across North America to become this year’s recipients of Harlequin’s More Than Words award. To celebrate their accomplishments, five New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling authors have honored the winners by writing short stories inspired by these real life hero*ines.
We hope you’re stirred by More Than Words to become a real life hero*ine in your own community.