Success. Willpower. Ruthless negotiations. Those are three things that have defined my name - Ryker Winchester. It's what I'm good at. I always get what I want. I was completely unprepared for Heather. She challenges me and melts under my touch. She's a feisty single mom, and I can't get enough of her. The way she gives in to me is intoxicating, but I need more than hot nights and sexy dates. When she introduces me to her daughter, I fall for that little girl hook, line and sinker. No one has ever played me for a fool like that kid can do with a single dimpled grin. I want to keep them both. I want them to be mine to love and to protect. Heather doesn’t trust easily, but I’ll prove to her that we’ll have an incredible future together. I’m Ryker Winchester and I’m relentless when I go after what I want.

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Rough, tough and by the book, he's most criminals' worst nightmare. Until the girl of his dreams is caught on the other side. . . Emma Ruiz knows her father is innocent. But that doesn't help her convince the law--not even smoking hot U.S. Marshal Landon McCabe. When McCabe bangs on her door demanding information about how her cancer-stricken father escaped from federal prison, she'll have to distract him somehow--it may as well be with a stolen kiss. Landon gets why Emma isn't saying all she knows. What he doesn't understand is why he's putting his reputation, his case, and his badge on the line for a gorgeous person of interest. Much as he'd love to, he can't let Emma play him. The stakes are higher than either of them can guess. The only way to survive is to trust their instincts. But their instincts want more than one kiss. . .

Author Mandy Baxter
Isbn 1420134825
Genre Fiction
Year 2015-03-01
Pages 352
Language English
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Love and romance aren’t only for the under forty crowd. Donna St. James gets the surprise of her life when her new next-door neighbor turns out to be her former high-school sweetheart. Left heartbroken all those years ago, Donna is not keen to reconnect. But they’re soon thrown together when they’re assigned to the same committee for the town’s annual Snow Ball festival. But Donna is determined not to revisit the past. If only she could resist Jim’s blazing blue eyes and feelings toward him that might have always been there. Jim O’Hara returns to Orchard Falls after a thirty-year career in the military. He never forgot the girl he left behind. He’s determined to catch up with her even if she isn’t. But when a shocking revelation comes to light, they are forced to confront the mistaken assumptions of their past and each other. If you like clean romance with a quirky set of characters, you’ll love this 4th installment of The Happy Holidays series. Each book in the series is a standalone novel and therefore can be read in any order.

Author Michele Brouder
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Genre Fiction
Year 2019-11-26
Pages 180
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One explosive meeting… Air Force doctor Captain Avery Flynn is literally knocked off his feet by feisty nurse Katsuko Williams. Avery's posting in Tokyo is only temporary—he's well aware nothing lasts forever—and yet he's powerless to resist the attraction between them… One unforgettable kiss! Avery's desire for adventure is thrilling, and it tempts Katsuko to break her no-dating rule. But his earth-shattering kisses leave her wanting more than commitment-shy Avery can offer her. Can Katsuko be the one woman to tame this restless wanderer?

Author Scarlet Wilson
Isbn 1488009929
Genre Fiction
Year 2016-10-01
Pages 192
Language English
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Every encounter begins with a greeting, and different cultures have developed innumerable ways of showing pleasure at someone’s arrival. Humans have been greeting each other for thousands of years, so it should be the most straightforward thing in the world, but this seemingly simple act is fraught with complications, leading to awkward misunderstandings, intercultural fumblings, and social gaffes that can potentially fracture relationships forever.Why is that? Why are greetings so important? Is there a right and wrong way to say hello? In his illuminating book One Kiss or Two?, Andy Scott—a well-traveled former diplomat and no stranger to botched first contacts himself—takes a closer look at what greetings are all about. In examining how they have developed over human history, he uncovers a kaleidoscopic world of etiquette, body-language, evolution, neuroscience, anthropology, and history. Through in-depth research and his personal experience, and with the help of experts ranging from the world-famous primatologist Jane Goodall to top sociologist Erving Goffman, Scott takes readers on a captivating journey through a subject far richer than we might have expected. By the end of it, we are able to make more sense of what lies behind greetings—and what it means to be human in the modern, cross-cultural age.

Author Andy Scott
Isbn 1468316028
Genre Social Science
Year 2019-04-23
Pages 304
Language English
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A gorgeously romantic festive read from the author of A Mistletoe Miracle, guaranteed to warm your heart this Christmas! Could it be the start of her happy ever after? Ashleigh could use a little Christmas magic. She's still living in Brighton with her Nan - who could give the Grinch lessons in how to be miserable - her acting career has been reduced to playing one of Santa's elves, and not even the prospect of a friend's winter wedding can cheer her up... That is until Olivier, the gorgeous French chef, reappears in her life. Or more accurately, next door. When they were teenagers, Olivier would spend every Christmas with his mother, who just happens to be Ash's neighbour and owner of the best chocolate shop in England. If anyone can bring a little sparkle back to Ash's life, it's Olivier. All she needs is one kiss before Christmas... Feel-good and festive, this is the perfect romance to curl up with this winter!

Author Emma Jackson
Isbn 1409199444
Genre Fiction
Year 2020-11-02
Pages 368
Language English
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"Just One Kiss is my favorite story in the series so far. Barbara Freethy has once again shown that she is an amazing storyteller. I could not put it down. I loved every page. Just One Kiss is a second chance at first love story and is filled with heartbreaking and heartwarming moments." Patti - Goodreads Hannah Stark takes care of everyone else, from the patients she nurses back to health, to her family, who can never seem to get it together. She'd love to find someone she can trust, someone she can lean on, someone she can love, but that someone will not be Jake McKenna. The ruggedly attractive owner of Adventure Sports might still make her palms sweat, but Jake broke her teenage heart years ago. In the twelve plus years since they were a couple, Jake has given up on forgiveness from Hannah. He'd really like the chance to set the record straight, but that would mean revealing secrets he has sworn to protect. So, they dance around each other, never getting close enough to the lingering sparks to start another fire. A stormy Christmas eve at the lake changes everything. A woman in trouble and a death-defying rescue gives them a chance to start over as they are now—if they can find the courage to trust each other. Will these two enemies turn into lovers, or will they reject the fate that has once again thrown them together? Don't miss this heartwarming, irresistibly romantic holiday Christmas romance by #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy. Also Available: Always With Me #1 My Wildest Dream #2 Can't Fight The Moonlight #3 Just One Kiss #4 If We Never Met #5 What the readers are saying about Just One Kiss… "I devoured this book in one setting! The story was captivating! As with all of Freethy's characters, they are so well developed that you become completely invested in their story. They are real, not perfect and each with their own flaws!" Booklovers Anonymous on JUST ONE KISS "Barbara Freethy is one of my favorite authors because her books have the perfect blend of romance and suspense in every book, and Just One Kiss was no exception! This story was a heartwarming tale about second chances and forgiveness, mixed in with a mystery that kept me turning the pages to see what would happen next. Right now the real world feels like a dark place to be sometimes, and this book was the perfect escape." Kate – Goodreads "Barbara Freethy does what she does best by giving you real people with real feelings, a lesson in forgiveness and a Christmas story with some zing to it." Lois – Goodreads "A wonderful Christmas time second chance love story with a side of second chance family reunion. Exciting, romantic and a bit of suspense create a great read." Peggy - Goodreads "Absolutely wonderful story! I fell in love with Jake and Hannah from the beginning. One of the best stories from the Whisper Lake series. I absolutely love the winding roads that Barbara Freethy has for her main characters. this book is no exception!" Karen - BookBub "This is a story of family, second chances, forgiveness, secrets and love with the wonderful residents of Whisper Lake during the Christmas season, a time for miracles to happen! A wonderful addition to this series!" Robin – Goodreads

Author Barbara Freethy
Isbn 1951656067
Genre Fiction
Year 2020-10-06
Pages 290
Language English
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Free-spirited Grace Sheldon is used to living on a tight budget as a freelance photographer. But nothing short of a miracle could produce the thirty thousand dollars she owes on the house she’s inherited. Without steady employment, the bank refuses to give her a loan. Working a temp job won’t give her nearly enough, but she’ll take any little bit she can get until she figures out a solution. Her first day, though, she realizes this is no ordinary office—and her handsome new boss is no ordinary man. After Sawyer Rivera’s well-planned career in Seattle officially imploded all he’s looking for is a small beach town where he can open a dog training facility and start a simple life. Except, his new office assistant is anything but. Grace is carefree, artsy, and doesn’t know a thing about dogs. The woman has pet chickens! She’s also funny, kind, and the best part of his day. Grace is his complete opposite—and completely refreshing. But when her month of temp work is over, she could disappear from his life for good. Sawyer realizes he has just one chance to try to change their fate.

Author Traci Hall
Isbn 1640637958
Genre Fiction
Year 2021-01-11
Pages 200
Language English
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After her twin marries and moves away, Lady Hazel Darling is lost and alone, searching for her own path that will lead to passionate love. Garrett, the Earl of Bainbridge, was orphaned as a boy. His aunt raised him as her own, but duty to her and the legacy that was thrust upon his shoulders has ruled his life. Upon first meeting sparks fly between Hazel and Garrett. Their instant attraction promises something more that neither want to ignore. But newly wedded bliss quickly vanishes when a series of events sabotage their budding love and dark secrets are revealed. Can Hazel and Garrett defeat the enemy in their midst or will Hazels dream of her own happily ever after turn into a nightmare? If you like Steamy Regency Romance, rogues, strong heroines, and scintillating love scenes, then you’ll love Dayna Quince’s Historical Romance novels. Romance Awaits! Download now!

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He won’t hesitate to put his life on the line…but will he ever risk his heart? Falling for Justice Garrett was a high point in Patience McGraw’s otherwise awkward adolescence. Even after he disappeared, Patience never forgot the boy who captured her heart. Now, he’s back in Fool’s Gold, California, and her passion for him is as strong as ever. But how can she trust that he won’t abandon her again—and her daughter, too? When bodyguard Justice Garrett was a young man, witness protection brought him to this idyllic town and he never forgot its warmth, or the sweet beauty of his childhood friend. He’s returned to open a defense academy, and the Patience he once knew is all grown up. He can’t resist her smile, or her curves. But Justice’s past doesn’t make him husband, or father, material. Patience and Justice think they’ll succumb to just one kiss… Then one more… Okay, just one night together. But they might learn that falling in love is beyond anyone’s control.

Author Susan Mallery
Isbn 1460313216
Genre Fiction
Year 2013-05-28
Pages 384
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With Just One Kiss Francis Ray Bestselling author Francis Ray chronicles the lives and loves of the Grayson family and their friends—and friends-of-friends who just might have a change of heart... Cicely St. John is not impressed by her friend C.J. Callahan's so-called passion in life: running a New York City bar that he inherited from his uncle. So why can't Cicely stop thinking about the dance they shared at their mutual friends' wedding—or the mutual attraction she felt in C.J.'s arms? As far as C.J. is concerned, Cicely is a snob whose "passion" in life—writing for fashion magazines—is as pretentious as she is. So why can't he keep his eyes off her? C.J. has a business to run. And Cicely has a job opportunity in Paris. Neither of them even has time to think about romance right now. But maybe, just once, the two could test their friendship...with just one kiss.

Author Francis Ray
Isbn 1466804157
Genre Fiction
Year 2012-02-28
Pages 304
Language English
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A bold woman known as the "duchess of Magnus" was wagered—and won—in a card game. But the woman who arrived was her shy, quiet cousin Eleanor. Eleanor de Lacy must have been mad to agree to exchange identities with her stronger-willed cousin. She would never convince Remington Knight of the folly of this union—especially since the man seemed so determined for it to take place. Worse still, she finds Remington dazzlingly attractive—and she's charmed by his attempts to seduce her, even though he believes she is already his. But if he ever learns of Eleanor's deception, this daring rogue will wreak havoc . . . upon her reputation and her heart. Remington had expected a haughty, unbending aristocrat who would ensure his entrance into good society. But this "duchess" is a most pleasant surprise—modest, warm-hearted, endearingly awkward, and a delight to the eye. In short, she is exactly the sort of bride Remington could fall passionately, completely in love with . . . . . . if he weren't so intent on his revenge.

Author Christina Dodd
Isbn 9780061795602
Genre Fiction
Year 2009-10-13
Pages 384
Language English
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Just A Dream Cheated out of her inheritance by a willful stepmother, Lady Elizabeth Stanton follows Nathaniel O'Connor to America -- eager to accept the dashing shipbuilder's proposal of marriage. But it is a stranger who greets the penniless miss at her intended's door -- the true owner of the grand Boston mansion, Nathaniel's handsome, secretive and insufferable older brother, Morgan. Just One Kiss The cruel treachery of a disloyal sibling left Morgan angry and bitter -- but he takes in the cad's forsaken fiancee nonetheless. And when one stolen kiss threatens scandal, he offers to wed the proud, golden-haired beauty himself. But Elizabeth is devoted to a rogue. And Morgan must first conquer his own pain and suspicion to know a passion that can thaw a frozen heart...and a love that can heal all wounds.

Author Samantha James,Sandra Kleinschmidt
Isbn 0061984485
Genre Fiction
Year 2009-10-06
Pages 384
Language English
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Ex-baseball star and single dad, Rusty Reisse thinks he has it all, until his son’s fancy private school gives him an ultimatum. Rusty puts his broadcasting career on hold to spend the summer in a rented cottage in the country with his boy, Tommy. His plans for a great bonding vacation are blown apart when Meg Gunderson shows up with her son, claiming the house is hers. Forced to share the space, Rusty is hell bent on getting her out while Meg schemes to send Rusty packing. Admitting only to himself she’s a better mother than he is a father, Rusty isn’t taking any condescending pointers from this snarky schoolteacher. So what if she’s hot? But there’s something about Meg that draws his son. Could this smart-mouthed babe be the mother Tommy needs? Over Rusty’s dead body.

Author Jean C. Joachim
Isbn 1950244172
Genre Fiction
Year 2019-07-14
Pages 218
Language English
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[Siren Menage Everlasting: Erotic Menage Romance, M/F/M/M/M, spanking, HEA] Lucia Monte is on the run from an old-fashioned arranged marriage and a sexual assault. She winds up in a town called Pearl, where compassion and honesty are a way of life, and protecting all women and children are priority. It's the holiday season, and she's never experienced anything so magical. Gabrielle, Lucifer, Salvatore, and Maxwell are brothers living in their parent's old house they renovated. They're just trying to survive when they each meet a new, young woman in town. With the help of Mary Higgins, their mom's best friend, they learn quickly that Lucia has the power to touch their hearts and make them heal from their pasts. But she's not exactly willing to submit to the rules of Pearl, and it takes an entire town, the magic of the holiday season, and the danger from her past, to finally make her realize that just one kiss can prove the power of love and that happiness awaits her in Pearl. ** A Siren Erotic Romance

Author Dixie Lynn Dwyer
Isbn 1632587297
Genre Fiction
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Envie d’évasion ? Rio, Londres, Hawaii, Rome, Miami, Sydney : choisissez votre destination de rêve, pour une escapade romantique et passionnée ! Envolez-vous avec notre série « One Kiss in... » : 6 e-books exclusifs, 18 histoires d’amour ! Une liaison en Floride, Kathryn Ross En s'engageant dans une relation purement physique avec Luke Santana, le plus beau célibataire de Miami, Nicole est sûre d'avoir trouvé le partenaire idéal. Ambitieux, jaloux de sa liberté, Luke n'a aucune envie de s'engager à long terme, une aspiration que la jeune femme, après le cuisant échec de son mariage, ne peut que partager. De plus, entre eux, l'accord sensuel est parfait, et le plaisir sans cesse renouvelé... Pourtant, au fil de leurs rencontres secrètes, Nicole se surprend à espérer davantage, et ne peut s'empêcher d'éprouver pour son amant bien plus que du désir. Persuadée qu'il ne partage pas ses sentiments, elle prend la décision de rompre avant qu'il ne soit trop tard. C'est alors que Luke lui demande de l'accompagner en voyage d'affaires et de se faire passer pour sa fiancée, le temps de décrocher un important contrat... Roman déjà paru sous le titre Une troublante révélation. Dans les bras d'un homme d'affaires, Anne Mather L'idée que sa fille passe ses vacances chez son ex-mari, à Miami, ne réjouit guère Rachel : Steve ne s'est jamais montré attentif à Daisy, et la néglige franchement depuis qu'il s'est remarié. Pourtant, Rachel accepte de laisser partir sa fille, ne se sentant pas le droit de lui refuser la possibilité de mieux connaître son père. Mais quand elle apprend que Daisy doit faire le trajet jusqu'en Floride avec le patron de son ex-mari - dans son jet privé ! -, la colère la submerge. Certes, Joe Mendez semble un homme digne de confiance. Mais peut-elle, pour autant, lui confier sa fille en pleine crise d'adolescence ? Surprise à Miami, de Susan Meier Incroyable, mais vrai. En découvrant, dans un palace de Miami, l’identité de son nouveau client, Liz tombe des nues. Le millionnaire solitaire chez qui elle va désormais travailler comme gouvernante n’est autre que Cain Nestor. Un homme qu’elle connaît hélas trop bien puisqu’il était encore, trois ans auparavant, son mari... Que faire ? Tourner les talons ? Oublier ces retrouvailles inattendues ? Ou affronter Cain, en prenant le poste - au risque d’avoir de nouveau le cœur brisé ? Roman déjà paru sous le titre Un avenir à partager.

Author Kathryn Ross,Anne Mather,Susan Meier
Isbn 228034274X
Genre Fiction
Year 2015-08-01
Pages 416
Language English
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The last place Lorena Weber wants to be on Valentine's Day is a singles party thrown by her newlywed best friend. But how can she say no? She'll give it an hour—two, tops—and then she's heading back to her normal life. But she didn't plan on seeing the one man who had turned her world on its side New Year's Eve with one kiss that opened doors she had firmly locked. Caleb Manning got coerced into attending this ridiculous party by a co-worker. He'll stay for an hour at most and then he'll head home. That was the plan until he recognized Lorena across the room and had to see if that kiss was only New Year's Eve magic or something more.

Author Misty Simon
Isbn 1509203400
Genre Fiction
Year 2016-01-25
Pages 61
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USA Today Bestseller When a scheming marquess's daughter offers her one hundred pounds to publicly kiss a nobleman, a desperate Jessamin Wright agrees. She believes the money will save her failing bookstore and finally free her from her father's debts. But when Jess bursts into an aristocratic party and shocks the entire ton, she never expects to enjoy the outrageous embrace she shares with a grim viscount. Lucius Crawford, Viscount Grimsby, has never met, or kissed, anyone like the beautiful suffragette who unsettles him with a single touch. He has always strived for control and avoided passion at all costs. Lucius is determined to protect his title and restore the estate he's unexpectedly inherited, but Jess's appearance in his life poses a threat to his plans and his heart. After a country house party brings them together once more, neither can resist temptation, and both find that one scandalous kiss just isn't enough.

Author Christy Carlyle
Isbn 0062427997
Genre Fiction
Year 2015-09-08
Pages N.A
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From USA Today bestselling author Willow Winters comes a heart-wrenching, edge-of-your-seat gripping, romantic suspense. I should feel shame for not wanting this to end, but he doesn’t want it to end either. When the darkness sets in, the flames all flickered out, and the loud click of the locks signal it’s over, that’s when reality comes back. The war. The drugs. All of the lies that leave a tangled web for me to get lost in. I don’t want any of it. I only want him. Jase Cross. My enemy. And yet, the only person I trust. With broad shoulders and a smoldering look in his dark eyes, Jase is a man born to be powerful. I shouldn’t give him more power than he already has. Jase Cross will be my downfall. Topics include: mafia romances, dark romance, dark romance mafia, alpha business man book, billionaire romance, billionaire romance series, possessive alpha romance, willow winters books, w. winters books, contemporary romance, contemporary, romance novels, survival romance, the best romance series ever, bestselling series, captive romance.

Author W. Winters,Willow Winters
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Genre Fiction
Year 2019-04-09
Pages 300
Language English
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