The setting – New Orleans, Pernambuco, Brazil, and the opal mines of Australia.
One year ago, Antiquities dealer Elektra Charpentier lost the rarest opal she’d ever almost owned, and the only man she’d ever loved. Now he’s back.
Aussie gem hunter Cass McKay spent the last year searching for Elektra’s Blood Opal and a way back into her life, and into her heart. Now he has it. And he doesn’t intend to lose her again, because without her, he’s U n d o n e
No one steals from Cass, especially not when it cost him the woman he loves. One year ago on the eve of Carnival, Elektra broke their engagement after the “Blood” opal was stolen from them. But Elektra’s reason for breaking their engagement has now come back to bite her. Cass intends to return to Brazil, putting himself in danger to retrieve her opal, in the hope that Elektra will give their relationship another chance. Staying out of Cass’ bed isn’t an option if she’s going to keep him safe, but coming clean might make things worse. Elektra is walking a tightrope between desire and deceit, and the truth will endanger not only their love, but their lives.
Hero, or pretender?
The tall, dark and deadly looking mercenary Delilah Burke confronts at the robbery scene is sexy as sin, and apparently “saved the day”, but is anything about him real?
Ex-Navy officer Luc Larue knows how it looks when the sexy cop and her partner respond to a silent alarm at the grocery where he stopped for a six-pack after work. Luc’s job with KPI requires certain…attire, and equipment.
Once she finds out what he does for a living, and that he’s not a real hero, she probably won’t agree to see him again, much less hear his proposition.
Each day reveals more to Del of the enigma that is Luc Larue. The guy is golden, perhaps too good to be true. Then, trouble arrives from out of his past and Del is faced with a choice – does she believe the evidence against Luc, or trust her heart?
He’s “the one” and everyone knows it but him.
Billionaire ex-soldier and CEO, Ridge Romano’s mission is to improve the lives of wounded veterans. With the big vote on his veterans bill coming up before Congress soon, how had he ended up on stage between two cover models with a hundred women shouting, “Take it off, Tucker!”? That’s the question his family and friends would be asking tomorrow. That, and “Who’s Tucker?” If he could only slip away without repercussions.
Buffy Calloway’s face and body were recognizable worldwide but the ‘face’ she’s looking for is the face of her franchise. Interviewing cover models at the D.C. conference, she finds ‘her man’. Tucker – the late arrival – has the ‘je ne sais quoi’ that will make her talent agency and photography studio an immediate success.
The Calloways have always known what they wanted and Buffy knows he’s ‘the one’. There’s just one problem. Ridge laughs at the notion of himself as a cover model. He has more important priorities. Who is Buffy to argue with such a noble cause, but she’s determined to show Ridge he’s underestimated the influence of a vast romance community.
Could this be the first time a Calloway was wrong?
Could his past get her killed?
You’ve killed him, Bad Brenna taunted. Brenna looked down the steps at the man lying motionless in the tropical downpour. I told you that silly phobia would get you in trouble if you didn’t get a grip.
Brenna knew she was right, knew it was exactly why Bad Brenna existed, to help her cope with the trauma that had turned her into a scared rabbit whenever lightning was in the forecast. But her anxiety over the approaching storm had been magnified by yet another premonition. Typically, it meant someone was about to die. Had she been the means, this time, of fulfilling her own prophecy? As usual there were no clear answers. She needed to start trusting her sixth sense if she was ever going to get rid of Bad Brenna.
What happened? He’d been dodging the lightning, fighting the wind and rain, looking for a place to hide…when he’d seen the faint glow in the distance. There was no answer at the door so he’d broken in, entered… and there she was, a beautiful Valkyrie. Wielding her sword, she screamed as she struck him—for no good reason—and then everything went black. Everything.
Book 7 in the Storm Lake series is a Contemporary Romantic suspense amnesia in the storm story and the first book set in Thunder Point.
Tis the season for second chances. . .
Beau has been avoiding homecomings, and the main reason is unavoidable this Christmas – Madison Hart, who’s loved Beau for most of her adult life. Since their breakup, whenever rumors surface about him returning home, Madison practically hyperventilates at the prospect of seeing him again.
Samantha Larue’s baby is three weeks overdue, and everyone is hovering including Jed, who ended their relationship over the summer because kids weren’t “in his future”.
Del needs to set a wedding date, but though bad guys don’t scare Officer Del Burke, Luc’s mother and five sisters do. She really wants to marry Luc; they just want to know when.
The Larue social media is all a twitter at the return of their hometown movie idol, Ducane Beauregard Larue and a visit by Raptors quarterback, Gino Manelli, at the only place to celebrate Christmas eve, the Romanos’.
This Christmas nothing could make Buffy happier than delivering a few surprises and helping the people she loves find love. Then, a Christmas eve miracle confirms what she already knows – that with a little nudge, all her love ones’ happily ever afters will happen in the not so distant future.