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Alaskan Nights, Baby Surprise

Written by Catherine Mann

Though Glenna and Broderick Steele are still newlyweds, trouble is brewing between them. They’ve always shared an intense attraction; their feuding oil baron families kept them apart for years. Only an abandoned baby—and their white-hot passion—finally brought them back together. But a convenient marriage, even one filled with great sex, doesn’t mean their issues have disappeared. And now, Glenna has discovered she’s unexpectedly pregnant! With her marriage in turmoil, she’s uncertain of Broderick’s reaction. This baby surprise could be the final straw…or a joyful revelation that will finally lead to happily ever after…

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Sanctuary Hill

Written by Paula Graves

Only a woman like Lexie Walsh could pull off a sting that will nail a deadly predator. For Marine-turned-PI Mark Fitzgerald, recruiting his ex-lover means dredging up the past. And rekindled passion that's raging dangerously out of control. As a Tennessee socialite, Lexie plays her role to the hilt. But Mark remembers the wild Smoky Ridge mountain girl he fell so hard for…until it all went wrong. This is their chance to begin again. Until a cunning killer—and the secret Lexie's been harboring for over a decade—puts everything at risk.

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Lost in Me

Written by Barbara J. Hancock

Released from hospital into the care of the man whose eyes have haunted her for a year, a troubled artist returns to Belle Aimée. The antebellum New Orleans mansion is the site of a tragedy Chloe's mind will not disclose. It's also home to an unseen presence that traces her steps, visits her studio and lingers near her bedroom.

Waking and sleeping, Chloe grasps at scraps of memory that flutter about her, alighting eventually on her countless canvases. Only under the stormy eyes—and electrifying touch—of Jonathan La Croix does Chloe begin to remember what they once were to each other. What they could be again. Such a man cannot be forgotten forever….

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High-Stakes Lover

Written by Cindy Dees

Accountant Mia Sada has the power to destroy Zeke Tripp's company. She's all business until she lays eyes on the most gorgeous man she's ever seen. All of a sudden, what was a standard business operation has suddenly become far too complicated. She must focus on what's at stake and put aside any feelings she might have.

Zeke Tripp's Serendipity Studios is more than just his career—it's his brainchild. But for reasons he can't explain, it's losing money. Badly. He needs this accountant to help him turn the tides back into his favor, but when she walks in, numbers are the last thing on his mind…until she delivers the worst news possible. Can they learn to trust each other to save his company in time?

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An Experiment in Love

Written by Louise Allen

Believing she's unlikely to ever have any man offer her marriage, unconventional Lady Chloe Albright impetuously seizes the chance of a pretend engagement with Lord Christopher Fellingham, Earl of Twyford. Having loved Kit for years, she's learnt to carefully hide the pain of knowing that she is no more to him than his friend's studious little sister. But should she now put her research skills to good use and try some experiments in love?

At turns kissed, flirted and argued with, Kit doesn't know whether he is more amused, annoyed or—dare he admit it?—aroused by Chloe's unexpected attention. Suddenly he's wishing that their pretend engagement could become the real thing!

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Special Forces Blind Date

Written by Regan Black

While waiting on a blind date, Helen Rocco crosses paths with Alex Gadsden. He’s the Special Forces soldier she flirted with through their overlapping physical therapy sessions, but a relationship would never have worked with an adrenaline junkie like him. “Steady” is the main quality she’s looking for in a boyfriend these days. But Alex is determined to win over the woman he can’t forget.

In this thrilling prequel to USA TODAY bestselling author Regan Black’s brand-new miniseries, The Riley Code, Helen and Alex must face down a threat from her past before they can even think about a possible future together.

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If You Dare...

Written by Isabel Sharpe

She takes hers tall, dark—and extra hot!

Barista Megan Katowsky is unnerved to find Ethan Roberts standing at the counter in NYEspresso. The last time she'd seen the sexy professor—three years ago—she was minus a few essential clothing items. Worse he doesn't seem to recall their little, uh, awkward near-naked encounter…

But he looks interested in far more than ordering a steamy latte this morning!

Megan is cautious—she's from small-town Jersey after all. Should she let things percolate slowly with Ethan or go for something grande-sized…and risk it all?

Enjoy a short coffee break with If You Dare…which links to both SOME LIKE IT HOTTER and THE PERFECT INDULGENCE by Isabel Sharpe, where you'll meet the twin sisters who switch lives—and coffee shops!

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Seduced by the Soldier

Written by Marguerite Kaye

The soldier she's never forgotten

It's been years since Isla McLeod has seen Sergeant Andrew Raeburn but she's never forgotten the way this dashing Scotsman made her feel. Now, coming face-to-face with Andrew on the battlefields of Waterloo, she realizes the candle she held for him is still burning— and fiercely!

Isla knows that falling for Andrew would be a mistake. But how can something so wrong feel so deliciously, passionately, irresistibly right? And once she's experienced the wicked delight of Andrew's touch, how can she ever live without it?

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Dangerous Justice

Written by Terri Reed

Someone is after Capitol K-9 Unit tech guru Fiona Fargo, and they'll stop at nothing to keep her from decoding the secrets of Washington, D.C.'s elite. She knows Officer Christopher Torrance and his canine partner Dutch will keep her safe, but he's the last colleague she wants dogging her heels. Spending time with him might reveal her secret crush on him. But with killers determined to silence her forever, she'll have to put aside her fears and accept his help. Chris has secrets of his own, and a failed engagement makes him leery of moving forward with any woman, even the beautiful Fiona. As they hunt for the killer, they'll find that love can break any barrier.

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Blueprint for Temptation

Written by Andrea Laurence

Chicago’s star architect Nash Chamberlain is in a bind—he needs a nanny for his niece and nephew pronto! That’s when he runs into his former client’s beautiful daughter, Gina Abruzzo, and makes her a job offer she can’t refuse. But it soon becomes apparent that passion is part of the benefits package, and she falls right into his bed.

Ever since her mob boss father’s downfall, Gina Abruzzo has been down and out. Reconnecting with her former crush is a dream come true, and when Nash offers her a job—and a way into his heart—she can’t believe her luck. But it isn’t long before trouble from her family’s mob ties comes calling, threatening to derail her newfound family’s future…

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The Cowboy and the Girl in the Pink Party Dress

Written by Caro Carson

Rodeo cowboy Clay Cooper has been a groomsmen dozens of times, so he doesn’t think much of it when an old high school friend asks him to be in his wedding. What he didn’t expect was to spot an eye-catching blonde in a pink dress that has him thinking of his old Uncle Joe’s advice to “go out and find yourself a nice girl to marry…”

Peggy Winston has sworn off cowboys after a long line of romantic disasters culminated in a called-off wedding. But when the first cowboy to ever break her heart shows up as a groomsman in the wedding she’s working, Peggy must decide if she’ll take a second chance on forever.

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The Fireman’s Second Chance

Written by Lisa Childs

During an arson case, fireman Heath is set on winning his detective wife, Molly, back after tragedy ruined their marriage.

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Marriage Made in Monte Calanetti

Written by Susan Meier

First love, second chance?

Monte Calanetti, nestled in the Tuscan countryside, is famed for its vineyards and beautiful Palazzo. But for Lily Norelli it will always be where she said no to her first love's proposal and broke her heart.

Now Michele Patruno is back. He's a renowned chef, more gorgeous than ever and waitress Lily's new boss! How long can Lily stand the heat of their attraction before risking her heart again?

The Vineyards of Calanetti Saying 'I do' under the Tuscan sun…

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The Millionaire's Redemption

Written by Barbara Wallace

The one that got away?

If asked a week earlier, tycoon Jack Strauss would have said he'd made his peace with the past. But one glimpse of his first love, Angela Mancuso, and he knows he's been lying to himself. He needs to make amends, but will Angela even want to see him again?

Angela has never forgotten her brief romance with Jack—or the dark days that followed its ending. Now he's back, she must decide whether to let him back into her life…especially when she realizes he still has a hold on her heart!

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Reclaimed by the Rancher

Written by Janice Maynard

Only the fiancé she left in the dust can help her!

To fend off a mysterious oil company's aggressive buyout offer and save her family land, Lucy Peyton can only turn to one man for help. Yes, she'd practically left Jeff Hartley at the altar, but she'd had her reasons. Such as catching the rich rancher kissing her best friend before the wedding! But now, face-to-face with Jeff on his doorstep, she realizes the chemistry between them is as strong as ever and panics.

If Lucy wants his help, she'll have it—on his terms. She'll also receive a lesson in what she missed when she ran. Because in the end, Jeff Hartley always gets what he wants…no matter how long he has to wait.

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Undercover Deception

Written by Cindi Myers

With law enforcement running through her veins, Tamara Dunn is determined to be the best FBI Special Agent possible. Too bad she has a reputation for jumping first and thinking later. So when Scotland Yard inspector Ian Lassister asks for her help tracking down a terrorist, she can't deny him.

Convincing Tamara to break protocol is one thing. But Ian knows the risks of having her join him in this game of subterfuge would prove even more dangerous. With covers blown and bullets flying, this investigation could end careers… and the chance to explore his feelings for the beautiful agent at his side.

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On the Run with the Lawman

Written by Delores Fossen

Serving an arrest warrant to the woman who shared his bed three months ago isn't the reunion Sweetwater Springs Deputy Pete Nichols fantasized about. But when two armed thugs show up, he realizes that Cassie Jacobson isn't his quarry—but a killer's target.

With her witness protection cover blown, the only way for Cassie to clear her name and save her sister is to team up with the sexy cowboy cop. Giving into passion before was a mistake she can't afford to repeat, especially when Pete learns who she really is. But as they work together to bring a dangerous criminal to justice, can she resist the Texas lawman sworn to protect her at any cost?

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A Kiss for the Cook

Written by Melinda Curtis

couple that cooks together…stays together?

Claudia Giordano is a whiz in the kitchen. She should be. Her family are world-renowned chefs. A temporary blip in her own career means she can come home to help her grandmother and her fledgling pizzeria business. Claudia thinks this will be a walk in the park compared with what she's faced in the past. Little does she realize she's just entered the culinary equivalent of a war zone.

Lorenzo Diaz's family owns the Harmony Valley restaurant directly opposite Nonna's pizza place. His parents, brothers and sisters—cousins, too—all rely on the humble eatery for their livelihood. The last thing they want to see is master chef Claudia across the street. Enzo has big ideas and even bigger dreams and makes an ally of Claudia, rather than an enemy.

Once the two start cooking together, they quickly realize how deep their feelings run. Family loyalty is also important and soon each faces a difficult choice. Add in a town of charming eccentrics, some great food and numerous nosy relatives who ask a lot of awkward questions and it's a recipe for disaster…or possibly true love!

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The Bull Rider's Baby

Written by Cathy McDavid

Trevor Bridwell's dream of winning a bull-riding championship at the National Finals Rodeo is within his sights. To celebrate qualifying for the big show, he goes to the Saddle Horn Saloon—where he met stunning Addie Gallagher almost a year ago. His night just keeps getting better when he finds Addie behind the bar!

Addie is shocked to see Trevor again. But she knows she has to tell him the truth—he's daddy to her son. She's even more surprised when Trevor wants to be there for her and Cody. But is he staying out of duty? And if he gives up his dream of winning a championship, how can she trust that he won't hate her for it?

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The Wedding Secret

Written by Kianna Alexander

After discovering her fiancé’s public and utterly embarrassing infidelity, florist Renata McPherson is left dateless to her beloved client’s nuptials. But meaningful eye contact with one devastatingly handsome groomsman leaves Renata unexpectedly breathless…

As a contractor, Amir Robertson has quite the knack for design. Though he has no plans for rebuilding the gorgeous shop owner’s heart…at first. Their no-strings-attached arrangement could soon fail when a secret that joins them forever is revealed.

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Executive Pursuit

Written by Andrea Laurence

Three weeks. That's all the time Penelope Hart has left as the White House Social Secretary. And all the time she has left to convince her boss, First Lady Ramsey, to write her a glowing recommendation letter. Which means she has to stay in the first lady's good graces—and stay far away from the first son, Kellan Ramsey.

Only Kellan has no intention of staying away. He's waited years for the chance to be with Penelope again and he's not going to waste a second, let alone three weeks. He's convinced this is their time…but will Kellan's executive pursuit cost Penelope her dreams?

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One Night in the Di Sione Mansion

Written by Carol Marinelli

One scorching night with the Italian billionaire…

Ruthless Italian Luka has a reputation for dazzling looks and a dark heart – a killer combination that makes him the world’s most sought-after lawyer! Handling the famous Di Sione family estate is all in a day’s work for Luka…until he discovers an unexpected part of the inheritance, defiant stable-girl Maya!

Maya has come to the Di Sione mansion to finally follow her dreams – but gorgeous Luka is a delicious distraction she’s powerless to resist! Especially when Luka makes it clear there’s only one way their sizzling chemistry will end…with Maya in his bed!

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One Perfect Night

Written by Teresa Southwick

Never mix business with pleasure. A rule of thumb that Julie Carnes now wishes she had taken to heart. She had one perfect night with her boss, Ben Carson, and for one night he made her believe she could be cherished, cared for, loved. And then he called her…to break things off.

Now, after weeks of Julie having to endure seeing him every day in the hospital, Ben wants another chance. A chance to explain. A chance to start over. A chance to turn one perfect night into one perfect lifetime. But to Julie, that sounds an awful lot like giving him the opportunity to break her heart all over again. And that's the one chance she's not sure she can take.

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The Stolen Kiss

Written by Lauri Robinson

From rivals…to lovers!

The moment beautiful Cassandra Halverson arrives in Tulsa, Micah Bollingerknows she'll be trouble. No sooner has she set up her dressmaker's shop than she starts poaching his customers. Determined to beat Cassandra at her own game, Micah decides to keep his enemy close!

Cassandra wants nothing more than to create a new life doing what she loves and to leave her past behind her forever. But the presence of her infuriatingly gorgeous competitor threatens it all. When an unexpected kiss takes them both by surprise, it's not long before fury turns to red-hot passion!

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Midwife's Marriage Miracle

Written by Fiona McArthur

A second chance worth waiting for!

Midwife Bronte Porter loves helping young mothers deliver their babies. As a single mother, she also knows how challenging—and rewarding—raising a child on your own can be. Ten years ago, Bronte nearly gave up her hard-won independence for a future with dashing Cole Fraser. Saying no was the right decision at the time, but she's never forgotten him…

Now, with Bronte reeling from her teenage daughter's baby bombshell, renowned obstetrician Cole chooses this moment to come back into her life. Cole just crossed a continent to convince Bronte to say yes to a lifetime together. And he has only seven days to convince her.

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Too Much to Handle

Written by Nicole Helm

For fourteen years, Henry Peterson has lived in the shadow of guilt. Ever since his friend Ken's death, he's never let anyone get too close. But when Ellen Simms moves in next door, determined to make peace with the past, suddenly keeping his distance is no longer an option. Ellen is the last woman Henry should want. Not only is she Ken's sister, her parents never forgave him for what happened to their son. Now that she's back in Bluff City, vibrant and quirky and all too irresistible, Henry finally realizes he deserves something good.

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Avenged

Written by Elizabeth Heiter

Love and vengeance

FBI profiler Evelyn Baine and fellow agent Kyle McKenzie are—secretly—on vacation together, visiting an island off the coast of Georgia. Evelyn has recently solved a notorious cold case, so she considers their holiday a reward of sorts. More than that, it's a cautious acknowledgment of her growing feelings for Kyle.

One day a body washes up on the beach, a body that's been disfigured. The killer has carved the word "pervert" into the victim's stomach. A second murder, with the victim labeled a "killer" appears soon after. The police don't agree when Evelyn tells them the murders look like the work of a vigilante trying to avenge…something.

Evelyn and Kyle find their own lives at risk as they move closer to the truth.

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His Secret Baby Surprise

Written by Andrea Laurence

A hero's welcome…or a rude awakening?

Finally free from prison after fighting a cruel dictatorship, Cruz Rivera immediately sets out to reclaim his true love, Teresa Vasquez. But when he shows up on her doorstep, he's in for a shock: not only is Teresa living with another man, Cruz is now a father.

Cruz chose his country over their relationship before—can Teresa let herself fall for such a man all over again? With his father set to become prime minister of their European island nation, Cruz will be more in demand than ever. But will the demands of the heart—and newfound family—win the day?

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Coming Home To Her Cowboy

Written by Brenda Harlen

Nora Garrett left Echo Ridge, Texas, with a mission—and a broken heart. Finding her real father was the easy part. Getting over sexy rancher Devin Findlay? Much harder. After all, they’d been best friends for years—and then secret lovers for a short but sweet time. Now Devin needs a favor—his father was in an accident, and only Nora can treat his injuries. Devin is determined to bring her home to Texas so she can help his dad. Trouble is, he’s also determined to lasso her heart, this time for good! Is she willing to forgive the sins of the past—and be captured by the cowboy?

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The Venetian's Defiant Woman

Written by Susan Stephens

British art conservator Charlie Bennett has arrived in Venice to advise Venetian billionaire Orlando Rossi on his most recent acquisition. Before meeting the mogul, she heads to the Rialto Bridge to do some sketching of her own. While making a caricature of the most imposing man she sees, Charlie is shocked when she is accosted by the man’s bodyguards! And she is even more surprised to learn the identity of her subject....

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Love Letters

Written by Barbara McMahon

Stacey Jerome always believed Zach Taylor only married her because she became pregnant, and her thoughts were confirmed when he left town to start a career as a race car driver right after she miscarried the baby. Having gone on with her life since then, Stacey moved to the big city and built up a business as a wedding consultant, giving brides the dream day she never had. Imagine her shock when a glance down the aisle during one ceremony finds her looking into the eyes of her husband, a man she hasn’t heard from in seven years!

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Made to Measure

Written by Joan Elliott Pickart

When jet-setting executive Connor O'Shea crashes at his aunt's house, all he wants is a bed for the night. Instead he finds petite attorney Mary-Clair Cavelli — and loses his heart.

As the only sister of five large brothers, Mary-Clair has had enough of being considered a child. Her entire life her small stature has drawn condescending treatment from boyfriends and family alike, resulting in her one steadfast rule: no tall men. It's a rule she takes seriously — but the 6'3" Connor plans to convince her that some rules were made to be broken...

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Christmas at the Chatsfield

Written by Maisey Yates

It was as if she was made for him. Sensual curves wrapped in a crimson silk gown, long dark hair trailing down her back in waves, and her exquisite features partially hidden beneath a golden mask. The only present that Nico Katsaros could ever want. But it was her eyes that held Nico in thrall. The eyes of his soon to be ex-wife.

When an unexpected meeting at The Chatsfield, New York's charity gala brings Lucy back into his life, Nico is determined not to be denied his one winter wish—to have his wife in his bed and back on his arm in time for Christmas!

Copyright © 2015 by Harlequin Books S.A. Special thanks and acknowledgement are given to Maisey Yates for her contribution to The Chatsfield series.

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Designer Sex

Written by Heather MacAllister

Prim music teacher Erin Young is fed up with sharing a bedroom wall with her playboy neighbor Mick Armitage. So when his noisy "entertaining" keeps her awake one too many times, she gives him an ultimatum: pipe down or move out!

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The Ultimate Proposition

Written by Maya Blake

"I've given you your wish. It's time to give me mine."

All Sabine Gold wants is the opportunity to confront her father—and brooding billionaire Luciano Herrera agrees to make it happen—for one night in his bed. In the luxurious decadence of mysterious gentleman's club Q Virtus, Sabine's inhibitions soon melt away under Luciano's kiss…but their passion has far-reaching consequences.

Now, Sabine must tell her mysterious lover that she is carrying his child—and Luciano has one more proposition to change her life forever, if she dares accept…

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Outback Crisis

Written by Melanie Milburne

A clerical error forces two big city doctors to share a practice—and a small house—in the Outback!

Newly qualified Dr. Alex MacDonald is thrilled to have received a 6 month contract in Australia’s Outback. Eager to start a new life, she can’t wait to get the clinic up and running. Imagine her surprise when she arrives to find the position already filled by Dr. Alex MacDonald—a very male, very handsome Dr. Alex MacDonald!

Can the two big city doctors share the country practice—and the tiny house that comes with it?

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Sugar and Spice

Written by Lynnette Kent

Dr. Ian Baker is a man dedicated to his work and his patients. He recently moved to New Skye, North Carolina, because he knew he was needed in the small town. But with Thanksgiving fast approaching, and his family scheduled to arrive for a holiday visit, he realizes he needs a life outside the hospital — if only to convince his relatives that leaving Atlanta was not a huge mistake. That's where Cassandra Stuart comes in.

Cass is used to running things. She runs her own successful catering business in the day, but her take-charge attitude could be the reason she still spends her nights alone. What she needs is a man who needs her. And Dr. Baker definitely needs her — to make Thanksgiving dinner and turn his house into a home before his family arrives. Will he realize what's really missing in his life is Cass? 

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The Doctor Everyone's Talking About

Written by Fiona McArthur

Zoe's Diary: I finally got up the nerve to start a conversation with the gorgeous Angus Raynor—talented surgeon, the hot topic at the hospital and infamous heartbreaker. I'm not worried about his reputation; after years of being treated like a china doll by my overprotective brothers, I'm about to strike out on my own on a round-the-world trip, so I don't want anything serious. But does Angus?


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Naughty Is Nice

Written by Tawny Weber

Mari Madison wants only two things for Christmas: to help her mother win the town`s annual holiday decorating contest and to reinstate her good-girl reputation so that she can start her business on the right foot. Then across the street she spots the best-looking Christmas package she`s ever seen…and realizes it`s Declan Cole. The man who ruined her reputation in the first place. The man who`s sure he`s going to win the contest. So sure that Mari and Declan decide on a bet. If she wins, her spot on the nice list is guaranteed. But if he wins…he gets to prove that naughty is nice.

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