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Linda Howard
"After the night"

Pocket Books, 1995
Edito in Italia da Euroclub.

Faith Devlin: A poor, outcast child in Prescott, Louisiana, she'd always adored the town's golden boy from afar. But he called her white trash that sultry Southern night when his rich, respected father disappeared, along with her pretty Mom. Now Faith wanted to hate Gray Rouillard...not to feel a powerful surge of desire. But she couldn't quench her passion, any more than she could hide the truth about the past she had waited so long to unravel.

Gray Rouillard: Even when he raised hell, he did it with style. Reckless, charming, and backed by Rouillard money, Gray controlled the town of Prescott -- and Devlin was a name he never wanted to hear again. But when he gazed at Faith Devlin, all he saw was a swirl of tangled sheets and her silken flesh beneath him. To care for her was impossible, unthinkable...because Gray Rouillard planned to use all his power to ruin her.

Judith McNaught

Pocket Books, 1991
Edito in Italia da Sonzogno.

Corporate raider Matthew Farrell had come a long way from the poor, scruffy kid of Indiana's steel mills. A long way from the country club where, feeling like an outsider, he had dared to fall in love with a beautiful blonde named Meredith Bancroft, and known a once-in-a-lifetime passion and betrayal that still haunted his memory...Now world leaders courted him, the media watched his every move, and he was ready to move in on the Bancroft empire.

A cool, poised executive in her family's legendary department store chain, Meredith had once defied her father for the sexually magnetic, intense Matt Farrell -- and their brief, ill-fated marriage was the disastrous outcome. Now, as the Bancroft firm is threatened by a hostile takeover, Meredith is forced to confront Matt. As tensions build between them, bittersweet memories rise to the surface, leaving them suspicious, restless, and uncertain. Will they be able to believe in each other -- and grasp the tender miracle that is before them?

Susan Elizabeth Phillips
"This Heart of Mine"

Avon, 2001

Molly Somerville knows she has a reputation for trouble. She did give away her fifteen-million-dollar inheritance, but, hey, nobody's perfect.
Still, if anyone has an almost perfect life, it's Molly. While her Daphne the Bunny children's books could be selling better, she loves her cramped loft, her French poodle, and her career creating the fictional animals who live in Nightingale Woods.
She even loves her sister, Phoebe. True, it was a little tough growing up in her shadow. Phoebe is beautiful, blissfully married, and the owner of the most successful professional football team in America. But who other than your sister knows you're about to do something drastic every time you change your hair? Yes, Molly's happy about almost everything...except her long-term crush on the daredevil quarterback for the Chicago Stars, that awful, gorgeous Kevin Tucker, a man who can't even remember her name!
One night Molly's penchant for running into trouble runs right into Kevin himself, turning her world upside down. Heartbreak follows, and just when she's certain things can't get worse, Kevin forces his way back into her life...

Susan Elizabeth Phillips
"It Had To Be You"

Avon, 1994

The windy city isn't quite ready for Phoebe Somerville—the trendy, outrageous and curvaceous New York knockout who has just inherited the Chicago Stars football team. And Phoebe is definitely not prepared for the Stars' head coach Dan Celbow — an Alabama-born former gridiron legend and blond barbarian.

Calebow is everything Phoebe abhors — a sexist, jock tacskmaster with a one-track mind. The beautiful new boss is everything Dan despises — a meddling bimbo whos doesn't know pigskin from a pitcher's mound, So why is he drawn to the shameless sexpot like a heat-seeking missile? And why does Dan's good ol'boy charm leave cosmpolitan Pheobe feeling awkward, tongue-tied and frightened to death?


Barbara Delinsky

Warner, 1995

Sabrina Stone: elegant society wife, loving mother of a serverely disabled child, tragic portrait of a woman in pain. There are the impressions she conjures for investigator Derek McGill in their first meeting on the rooftop terrace of her Manhattan home. As for Sabrina, it is in their introduction that she senses a deep caring in this man.

Sabrina next meets Derek in a maximum security prison--after he is convicted of murder. When curiosity and proximity bid her visit, she finds a hardened man, yet one who retains a germ of caring for her and her son. Sustained by that, Sabrina must make decisions that no wife or mother should ever have to make...and begin to fight for a wronged man's revenge.

Linda Howard
"Mr. Perfect"

(Romantic Suspense)
Pocket Books, 2001
Edito in Italia da Sonzogno.

What would make the perfect man? What qualities would he have? Jaine Bright and her three girlfriends start off with the basics -- he'd be faithful and reliable, the responsible type, with a great sense of humor.
But as the conversation picks up momentum, so do the quartet's requirements for Mr. Perfect -- and they write down a tongue-in-cheek checklist that's both funny and racy. The next thing they know, the List, as it has come to be called, spreads like wildfire throughout their company and sizzles along e-mail lines. And it doesn't stop there: the List becomes an overnight sensation, grabbing the interest of local newspapers and television coverage. No one expected this avalanche of attention for something that began as a joke among friends. And the joke turns deadly serious when one of the four women is murdered...
The prime suspect in the case is the victim's boyfriend, who was one of a number of men who found the List sexist and offensive. But an impenetrable alibi gets him off the hook. Now, with the help of Jaine's neighbor, an unpredictable police detective, the puzzle must be solved -- and time is running out as a deadly stalker targets the three remaining friends. Now, knowing whom to trust and whom to love is a matter of survival -- as the dream of Mr. Perfect becomes a chilling nightmare.

Linda Howard
"Dream Man"

(Romantic Suspense)
Pocket Books, 1998
Edito in Italia da Euroclub.

Marlie Keen was trying to lead a quiet, ordinary life. She thought the clairvoyance that allowed her to witness crimes as they happened had been destroyed in the nightmare of her past. Then one night it returned with a vengeance, and she desperately needed to find someone to make it stop.

Detective Dane Hollister of the Orlando police department had never met anyone like Marlie. He had doubts about her clairvoyance, but there was no doubt how much he desired her. Her soft, sweet scent set his blood afire, and he wanted to wrap her in his arms and chase the sadness from her eyes. To Marlie, Dane was all heat and hard muscle, and he made her body come alive as it never had before. But not even she could foresee where their passion would lead: a hungry quest for the elusive, dreamy ecstasies of love...and a dangerous journey into the twisted mind of a madman who would threaten their happiness and their lives....

Linda Howard
"Shades of Twilight"

(Romantic Suspense)
Pocket Books, 1996

Roanna Davenport was raised a wealthy orphan on her grandmother's magnificent Alabama estate, where she had a passion for horses and a deep love for her cousin Webb. After the shocking murder of Webb's wife, Ronna and Webb are drawn together against the killer that once destroyed Webb's life, and waits only for the chance to finish the job.

Elizabeth Lowell
"Pearl Cove"

(romantic suspense)
Avon, 2000

Surrounded by potential enemies, Hannah McGarry faces the mystery of her husband's suspicious death, the prospect of bankruptcy...and the disappearance of the fabulous Black Trinity necklace that was to be her financial security. Desperate, she calls Archer Donovan, a silent partner in Pear Cove, her late husband's pearl farm venture. He might help her...if the price is right.
Archer Donovan would rather forget he'd ever heard of Pearl Cove...its memories of living on the dark side, the soul-numbing certainty that there was no law, no justice, no mercy; just hunters and the hunted. That life taught him to trust no one but family. But when Hannah McGarry calls in an old debt Archer is back in the game. And at his side in pursuit of the stolen fortune is a woman he shouldn't want, yet cannot resist...a woman who may know more than she's telling about her husband's death...and more than is safe to know about the dark and elusive black pearls. With deadly competitors on their tails, Archer and Hannah race through uncharted waters in search of the fabulous Black Trinity. And the closer they come to finding the coveted pearls, the closer they come to danger and death...and to each other.

Judith McNaught
"Double Standards"

Pocket Books, 1989

In the exclusive, glittering world of business superstars, Nick Sinclair was a legend… The ruggedly handsome president of Global Industries handled his business the way he handled his women-with charm, daring, and ruthless self-control. A man used to the very best, Nick hired Laura Danner, and assumed that the proud beauty would soon be another easy conquest. But Laura's flashing wit and rare spirit dazzle him-and slowly, against his will, he was intrigued, challenged-and in love.
Yet Laura was living a lie, a charade that became more dangerous with every passing moment. Trapped in a web of deceit, she fought her growing love for Nick. Her secret could destroy his fragile trust-and the promise of life with the most compelling man she had ever met!

Mary Jo Putney
"The Spiral Path"

Berkley, 2002

British-born Hollywood sex symbol Kenzie Scott is larger than life, from his sex appeal to the tragedies in his closely guarded past. Devoted to the craft of drama, Kenzie insists on making talented American newcomer Raine Marlowe his costar in his next big-budget film. The chemistry between them is incredible, on and off camera, and when their work is done they tumble into a breathtakingly beautiful affair -- and a heartbreakingly brief marriage. Then, just as divorce papers are about to sever the legal ties between them forever, Raine persuades Kenzie to sign another agreement -- a professional one to play the lead in her upcoming first venture as screenwriter and director. Amid the labyrinth of lies that makes up both her film and his reality, Raine learns the bitter truth that makes Kenzie so devastatingly perfect for the role of the tortured hero she's cast him in -- and struggles to find a happy ending for their love.

Christie Ridgway
"This Perfect Kiss"

Avon, 2001

Curious people want to know: is dashing millionaire Rory Kincaid about to resign his position as the "sexiest man in town"? If Rory decides to step down as the most eligible bachelor in America, millions of women will be left crying on his way to the altar...
Rory Kincaid has everyone talking...and the women swooning. After a lifetime of living down his family's scandalous past, the handsome public figure decides to take up the mantle of respectability. But first he must survive the scandal caused by a curvy siren named Jilly Skye.
With her snug, vintage clothes and free-spirited ways, Jilly can't quite discover why Rory makes her feel so....tingly. Though he's far from an antique, no one that tempting should appear so stodgy. When the two are caught on film in a distinctly compromising position, Jilly agrees to pose as his fiancee — at least until his reputation gets back in order.
But neither of them counted on love...

Karen Robards
"To Love a Man"

Warner, 1984

Journalist Lisa Collins was fast discovering she was out of her element in a world of war. She had come to Africa to get a story. She got more than she bargained for--a dramatic rescue from terrorists by a masculine, rugged soldier of fortune named Sam Eastman, and feelings as primal as terror and desire. Shaken, yet safe in Sam's strong arms, Lisa Collins, intrepid and independent reporter, had shocked herself by begging to be loved.Lisa's only previous sexual experience had been in a tragic marriage devoid of desire. Now she had thrown herself at a man who ordered her around like a soldier and treated her like the kind of woman he believed she was, a tramp. She hated him. She fought him. And she admitted she had found what she had been starved for--the hard, fierce lovemaking of a man. But in the isolated African bush, safety was far away, danger was very near, and time was very short to convince a mistrustful, embittered mercenary to fight one last battle . . . for her heart.


Jude Deveraux
"The Invitation"

Pocket Books, 1993

Jackie O'Neill was a daredevil pilot and a true American heroine...a woman so beautiful men stopped in their tracks to watch her walk down the street, her long confident strides eating up the earth. After years of nonstop excitement -- of traveling around the globe in a chaotic rags-to-riches-to-rags whirl with her late husband, Charley -- Jackie had returned to Eternity, Colorado, near her hometown of Chandler. She wanted to put down roots, start a business, maybe someday fall in love again. But she never dreamed that the man who might make all her wishes come true was William Montgomery...little Billy, the lovesick boy who dogged her every step when she was a teenager...little Billy, who was now definitely a man, handsome, sexy, rich, and still madly in love with Jackie O'Neill....
In the second story, Kane Taggert, who reluctantly agrees to guide four New York City women on a Colorado trail ride, may be enchanted by Ruth Edwards, a calculatingly charming widow, if only he can make it through the two-week trip without throttling Ruth's friend, bestselling author Cale Anderson.
A Perfect Arrangement
This historical piece finds Dorie Latham enlisting Cole Hunter, "an aging gunslinger with no visible means of support and the beginnings of a paunch," to play husband and help her elude her sister's matchmaking scheme.

Rachel Gibson
"True Confessions"

Avon, 2001

Welcome to Gospel, Idaho where everyone knows that there are two universal truths. First, God did His best work when He created the Sawtooth Wilderness Area. Second, every sin known to heaven and earth — from the hole in the ozone to alien abductions — is all California's fault. This is the story of what happened when a Californian came to visit...L.A. based tabloid reporter Hope Spencer has come to Gospel hoping for inspiration. Well, she gets inspiration...Hope has never met anyone quite like the resident of Gospel. From the Dean sisters with their color-coordinated hair to the toilet-tossing the murder victim whose body had been found in her house years before. She discovers that really is stranger than fiction — even tabloid fiction! And then there is local sheriff Dylan Taber.
He is no made-up character from one of her stories.
Dylan is all too real...and soon Hope is forced to face the awful truth — she's been too long without a man. But once she gets wind of a Hollywood actress somehow mixed up Dylan's life, Hope realizes that if they are to have a furture together, he has some true confessing to do.

Linda Howard
"Strangers in the Night"

Pocket Books, 2002

Lake of Dreams
Thea Marlow had encountered her soul mate in the depths of her overpowering, frightening dreams. Now, on the shores of a country lake, the stranger comes to her in the flesh -- and lures her into a timeless love.
Blue Moon
Sheriff Jackson Brody knows folks get a little crazy under a full bayou moon. But on the trail of a scorching murder mystery, it's the lawman himself who succumbs to the spell of a beautiful, mysterious stranger.
White Out
In the midst of an Idaho blizzard, Hope Bradshaw offers shelter to a stranger -- and an instant, hungry passion flares between them. When a radio bulletin warns of a dangerous escaped convict, her blood runs cold: has desire blinded her to the risks of trusting a man who is an expert at covering his tracks?

Vicki Lewis Thompson
"Nerd in Shining Armor"

Dell, 2003

For Genevieve Terrence it seemed like a dream come true: a weekend alone on Maui with her sexy boss, Nick Brogan. But little did she know that Nick had dreams of his own--a nefarious scheme that nearly got her killed on the flight over the Pacific. Lucky for her, brilliant computer programmer Jack Farley was on board and quick-witted enough to crash-land the plane. Now Jack is her sole companion on a remote desert island with nothing but guava trees and sharks for company.
Who’d expect the shy genius--and the least alpha male
she knows--to turn out to be the uninhibited stud of her wildest dreams?

Saving Genevieve’s life has made Jack a hero in the eyes of the woman he has secretly lusted after for months. Now they’re alone together in a tropical eden where they’re free to give in to their every sensual whim. But when some nasty unfinished business puts them at risk again, Gen will learn there’s nothing quite as dangerous as a fully aroused ex-nerd who’ll move heaven and earth to protect the woman he loves…

Deirdre Martin
"Body Check"

Jove, 2003

Public relations specialist Janna McNeil may not be an ice hockey expert, but she's a real pro when it comes to image improvement. That's why her new bosses at Kidco are paying her big bucks to get the bad boys on the hockey team they just bought -- the defending Stanley Cup champion New York Blades -- to clean up their act. But even a PR piranha like Janna won't find it easy to put a good spin on a team that prefers strip clubs to charity balls. Bossing around a locker room full of powerful, hunky guys may sound like a dream job, but persuading them to go along with plans that match Kidco's family-friendly image is a publicist's nightmare. Handsome team captain Ty Gallagher's leadership skills are phenomenal, and he lives and breathes winning. Unfortunately, the talent for evasion that means success on the ice makes him the slipperiest of them all when it comes to Kidco's off-ice plans. Janna's persistence drives him wild and soon kindles desire that hits both Ty and Janna like a full body check. But can the lovely all-pro publicist come up with a winning game plan for the future?

Susan Elizabeth Phillips
"Heaven, Texas"

Avon, 1995

Come heck or high water, Gracie Snow is determined to track down the legendary ex-jock Bobby Tom Denton and drag him back home to Heaven, Texas, to begin shooting his first motion picture. But taming an egotistical cowboy in a '57 T-Bird might be more than this prim Ohio wallflower can handle.
Despite his dazzling good looks and killer charm, Bobby Tom has reservations about being movie star — and no plans to cooperate with the bossy little virgins whom he can't get off his mind or out of his life. Instead, the hellraising playboy decides to make her over from plain Janet Texas wildcat.
But nothing's more dangerous than a wildcat with an angel's heart in a town too small for a bad boy to hide. And all hell breaks loose when two unforgettable people discover love, laughter, passion — and a match that can be made only in Heaven.

Christie Ridgway
"Then Comes Marriage"

Avon, 2003

Honor Witherspoon suddenly found herself up to her neck in the most delicious trouble she'd ever been in: Marriage!
After she was rescued from a harrowing kidnapping, Honor's billionaire father decreed she'd be completely safe in the hands of Bram Bennett — small-town, high-tech security genius. Now, with her globe-trotting days behind her, Honor must settle into a quieter life in Hot Water, California — married (technically) to a disarmingly attractive stranger who seldom ventures beyond his fortress walls. Well, this is one situation — and one man — that could definitely
use some shaking up ... and Honor's just the one to do it!
To Bram, Honor only reminds im of the happiness he's lost. But he promised to marry her, and Bram is a man who believes in keeping his promises. He longs to be left alone with his memories, but is that possibleonce this tantalizing intruder has breached his tight security? And now that she's inside his house, what will keep her out of his heart?


Susan Andersen
"Be My Baby"

Suzanne Brockmann
"The Unsung Hero"

MaryJanice Davidson
"Under Cover"

Rachel Gibson
"Lola Carlyle reveals all"

Linda Howard
"All the Queen's Men"

Linda Howard
"Open Season"

Linda Howard
"To Die For"


Michelle Jerott
"A Great Catch"

Kasey Michaels
"This Must Be Love"

Susan Elizabeth Phillips
"Kiss an Angel"

Susan Elizabeth Phillips
"Ain't She Sweet?"

Mary Jo Putney
"The Burning Point"

Christie Ridgway
"Wish You Were Here"

Karen Robards
"One Summer"


Suzanne Brockmann
"Into the Night"

Rachel Gibson
"See Jane Score"

Linda Howard
"Heart of Fire"


Nora Roberts
"Tears of the moon"

Nora Roberts
"Heart of the Sea"


Cherry Adair
"In too deep"

Susan Andersen
"Getting Lucky"

Susan Andersen
"Baby Don't Go"

Jaid Black
"One Dark Night"

Sandra Brown
"Adam's Fall"

Jude Deveraux
"The Princess"

Jude Deveraux
"Sweet Liar"

Linda Howard
"MacKenzie's Mountain"

Andrea Kane
"No Way Out"

Elizabeth Lowell
"To the Ends of the Earth"

Erin McCarthy
"Bad Boys Online"

Julie Ortolon
"Falling for You"

Susan Elizabeth Phillips
"Lady Be Good"

Susan Elizabeth Phillips
"Breathing Room"

Kimberly Raye
"Sometimes Naughty, Sometimes Nice"


Julie Kenner
"Nobody But You"


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