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Made to be Broken by Lyra Byrnes
Two shattered lives, one secluded cottage, a thousand sinful secrets.
As an agent of a shadowy US government organization, Coco learned the hard way that rules mean the difference between peace and instability, life and death. Getting vicious rebel leader Alexi into a safe house for questioning should be as easy as snapping a mans neck or applying a fresh coat of lipstick.
But the mesmerizing Alexi has his own set of rules, and when he turns the tables on Coco, shes the one who must give answers to some very intimate questions. Shes never let a man take her body, let alone strip her defenses, but Alexis demands are too tantalizing to refuse.
The strong-minded redhead strives to appease this powerful warlord long enough to learn his devastating secret. But eventually she discovers that she must surrender both her rules and her inhibitions.
Inside Scoop: Some light BDSM erupts between this feisty secret agent and her dominating brute.
A Romantica® erotic romantic suspense from Elloras Cave
Under Cover of Night by Charlene Roberts
RCMP Lieutenant Emma Parris, a former jewel thief, loves nothing more than the thrill of the chase. And the international jewel smuggler known as The Broker proves to be fascinating prey. But she isnt prepared for Gerard McIver, The Brokers devilishly handsome right-hand man, whose boyish smile and hot, muscular body may prove too much for Emmas sense of justice.
Gerard knows that Emma Parris is more than just a naïve tourist. But hes torn between uncovering the truth and uncovering Emmas delectable body.
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Twelve Days of Christmas by Barbara Miller
Tamaras younger brother plans to spend Christmas at Oakley Park rather than with her in their London home. That simply will not do. Shes heard gossip about Lord Oakley and the scandalous holiday celebrations hes indulged in since leaving the army. She sets out at once to rescue her brother from his clutches. But rather than finding a debauched rake, she finds a man broken from his experiences in the war.
Though it has been nearly two years since his injury, Lord OakleyAshfordstill hasnt quite recovered. He knows his family followed certain traditions over the Twelve Days of Christmas, but he cant recall what they were. When Tamara arrives at Oakley Park, he finds a kindred spiritsomeone as wounded by life as hes been. Someone who seems more than willing to help him face the past.
Together, they set out on a journey of discovery and remembrance and find out just how magical the holidays can be.
Lydia’s Christmas Charade by Saralee Etter
This story features some characters also seen in A Limited Engagement.
Dutiful, practical Lydia Potts knew that her father, a wealthy commoner, planned to announce her engagement to a nobleman at their Christmas house party. But she didnt expect her prospective fiancé to be in love with another woman!
Anthony wasnt usually so reckless but something about the unknown
ladys sweet manner and big pansy-brown eyes made him want to share a bit of juicy gossip with her. Everybody knew Lord Danville needed to marry an heiress to save his family from financial ruin, but nobody but Anthony would mention it to the heiress herself.
To fix the mess hes created, Anthony must woo Lydia on his noble friends behalfand Lydia will have to decide between duty and desire.A Christmas Caroline by Christa Paige & Vivien Jackson
Lady Caroline Selwyns world centers on her father, so when she receives dire news of his healthtwo days before Christmas, no lessher first thought is to weep. Her second is to make this Christmastide the best hes ever known. She rummages in memory for festive traditions, plans charades, purchases bean cakes and acquires an affianced husband. Oh, not a real onewhat she does is convince Papas physician to pretend an engagement, for just a few weeks.
Doctor Samuel Avery can hardly credit his complicity in this madcap deception. Whatever was he thinking? But it does seem to improve the comfort of the earl, and his own sisters are in alt at the idea of his impending nuptials. And he has admired Caroline for so long, the role of her betrothed is easy to play. In fact, the scheme seems in every way perfect. Except that it is not true.Festive Persuasion by Charlene Roberts
A false rumor about Lord Trevors tenuous connection to a murder circulates within the ton. He and his family have successfully defeated the lie, but at a cost. He has made the painful decision to relinquish any hope of pursuing Lady Sophia Weston, as Lord Trevor is afraid the lady will never look upon him favorably again.
Lady Sophia tolerates persistent visits from Lord Walter, yet she knows her heart belongs to Lord Trevor, despite his stubborn honor and determination to stay away.
During the Christmas season, Lady Sophia must show Lord Trevorthrough gentle persuasionthat her feelings for him have not changed, and fight off Lord Walter, who will do anything to win her affections.
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