When Paolo Gianini’s ex-wife Laura asked for his help, he came. Unforgotten love died hard.
An IRS criminal investigation and the suicide of her partner, her long-time friend, had driven Laura past her own abilities. She needed a specialist. She needed Paulo. But seeing him, all the reasons she’d loved him--the same reasons that she’d divorced him, rushed back, unbidden.
Paolo was determined to protect her. Laura was intent on clearing her name and finding the truth. Together, as they ran from a crime family seeking bank information hidden by her partner, they would rediscover their need for each other, and the danger repeating their mistakes by falling in love all over again.
Following a failed kidnapping attempt, Leah Holbrook awakens in a hospital ER to a world she doesn’t recognize and a man she doesn’t remember. But that man is one she intuitively trusts.
A second attack occurs in the hospital’s parking lot. Once again, Brett Upton stands between Leah and death. His work as an undercover Naval Intelligence officer in terrorist strongholds across the globe is at the heart of the threat to Leah. Brett is determined to protect this woman who owns him, heart and soul. His greatest anxiety? That she will recall his betrayal of her.
Instinct assures Leah that they were once lovers. She needs Brett's protection, but she also craves his sensuality. As her memories return in fragments, can Leah persuade him to forgive himself? And will they, once again, become . . . More Than Friends?
Widowed mother Karen Todd couldn’t understand what her son found so fascinating about the mechanic’s shop and its surly proprietor, Tony D’Angelo. She told herself she only went to Angel’s Garage because it was the most convenient one, located within walking distance of both her work and her son’s school. The truth? Although intimidating, Tony D’Angelo was the best mechanic in town…. His dark Italian good looks didn’t hurt, either.
Tony D’Angelo hadn’t been able to figure out a way to get beyond a formal politeness with Karen. And he wanted to. He wanted to get all the way to the things people called each other in the velvet darkness that had no meaning to anyone but themselves.
When a Christmas package shows up on Karen’s doorstep, addressed to her son and with no return address, Karen uneasily asks for help from the one man who can figure out its mysteries - Tony D’Angelo. Will Karen be able to lower her protective barriers long enough to discover who sent the strange package before it is too late?
Colonel Helen Brannigan and Nat Crockett had each lost primary custody of their children to their exes, who, coincidentally, had married each other. Nat’s sudden, accidental blindness and Helen’s commitment to her country supposedly negated their ability to parent.
When tragedy stepped in, returning not only their own children, but two additional children that their exes had adopted, Helen and Nat found themselves thrown into a blended family. Would they be able to conquer their individual issues and protect their new family from a custody challenge? Would each member of this new family be able to rely on another to keep the kids together? Would Helen and Nat be able to resist the growing desire that would further complicate their lives? Five Kids, One Christmas…