The heart does not lie.
Rico Bennett is in love with a stripper. The Chief Financial Officer of the multi-billion dollar Bennett Communications conglomerate and son of a Brazilian princess, is obsessed with the sexiest and most intriguing woman he’s ever met. She’s everything he never knew he wanted and, at the same time, all that he knows can destroy him.
Eva Romaine has come a long way since becoming an orphan and promising to take care of her younger brother. She’s taken charge of her life and is making a better living than anyone ever thought she would. She’s also falling hard for a guy she knows she can never have. When she tries to do the right thing and walk away, she realizes that a part of her never gave up on the fairy tale, that deep down she really could love and be loved and that Rico Bennett would always remain in her heart…even if circumstances may not allow him to stay in her life.
The print version of this novella is available in the Donovans III anthology.
Once upon a time their passion had been boundless.
Four years ago FBI Agent Loren Knox decided that Cole Desdune and all they’d shared together was simply too much for her. When, after chasing a soulless dream and living a nomadic life, she receives an invitation to Cole’s sister’s wedding, Loren wonders if this is a sign of a new beginning, or another colossal mistake waiting to happen.
Homicide Detective Cole Desdune’s job is to catch the bad guys and put them away. But when Loren Knox—his personal nemesis—returns to town, Cole cannot resist delving deep into the depths of the love he’d once savored. Only this time, their connection is much deeper. It’s hypnotic. It’s insatiable. It almost gets Loren killed and could land Cole on the wrong side of the law.
Taken in by a shifter family after his parents’ tragic deaths, Caleb Ramsey was thrust into a world of training and loyalty, when his half-breed status should have sentenced him to death. Desperate to escape a family that he can never truly belong to, Caleb leaves at nineteen to find his place outside the Shifter warrior world. The beautiful girl in the bar was not a part of his plan. Neither was finding out more about the boyfriend she claims to have. He should have walked away, should have continued on his own path. But when Caleb realizes the danger Zoe is in, all of his warrior urges come roaring to life…
Zoe Fallon has always been a romantic idealist. Losing herself in romance novels as a way to escape an abusive past, she is now finally free to go out and find her own Prince Charming. So when a gorgeous man literally sweeps her off her feet, she wonders if she may have found the guy of her dreams. But things aren’t always what they seem. The brooding customer who seems to show up each time she’s in need is an enigma, and yet she’s drawn to him in a way she’s never experienced before. But he has his own secrets, and Zoe has to ask herself-if Caleb is truly her happily ever after.
Lidia Morales has always felt out of place. The one stable presence in her childhood has always been Brayden. Every major moment, every growing pain, everything in her life has been shared with him since they were little, so it makes sense to her that they will stay friends at college together. Until one night, emotions are revealed in a heated kiss, and Lidia’s world is turned upside down. Brayden has always been just a friend and she knows she should look somewhere else for love. But the memory of the passion between them is undeniable-and Brayden isn’t about to let her forget it. As trouble brews, Lidia may need Brayden more than she realized and Brayden will do whatever it takes to convince her that they are soulmates…bonded for life.
Grace Kincaid has been trapped her whole life. Controlled in every way by her domineering parents, she has never had any moment of excitement or passion in all her eighteen years. When a rare night out with a friend ends in violence, Grace believes that perhaps her parents are right to keep her under lock and key. There’s just one problem-she can’t get the irresistibly sexy, mysterious man who saved her from danger out of her head. She knows she should go back to her safe world, but her newfound passion for life-and for her enigmatic protector-are making that impossible…
Despite his strength and power, Aidan Sanchez cannot escape. Bound by his Shifter bloodline, he is repulsed by the very attributes his family wishes him to embrace. His main goal is to keep his more dangerous…hungers… under wraps. But when a fight at a club forces Aidan to protect the most alluring woman he’s ever seen, there’s no turning back. He knows he shouldn’t drag her into his world, but she’s awakened a fire within him, and for once, he’s willing to lose control if it means having Grace..
As a result of her parents’ messy divorce, Keysa Donovan refuses to celebrate Christmas or to let herself fall in love. A successful marketing exec, she’s positive she doesn’t need anything or anyone else in her life to be happy. Until Ian Sanchez, her sexy co-worker, catches her off guard with homemade cocoa, old holiday movies and kisses that promise the heat of pleasure. Now, Keysa’s second guessing everything she thought she believed and wondering if Ian’s touch is worth risking her heart this holiday season.