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The Fire Series, Book 3
Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
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Three years ago, ex-operative Sophie Jordan made the mistake of falling in love - and marrying - her target. Now she's paying for it tenfold. Her husband might be one of the sexiest men alive, but he's also a psychopath. She's been a virtual prisoner, and the time has come for retribution - and escape. Undercover agent Malcolm Gunnison has his orders: get intel from Sophie's arms-dealer husband, then kill him. He plans to get rid of her, too, if she gets in his way, but he's unprepared when she gets under his skin instead.
Pro bono lawyer Jenny Parker is the only true innocent in her family. The daughter of a New Orleans crime lord, she's tried for years to make her own way, but family ties always manage to pull her back in line. When her youngest brother gets involved in human trafficking, Jenny wants to believe him innocent and tries to protect him, even though it means covering for his crimes.
Annie Sutherland is a woman determined to uncover the truth about her father's death. She had thought he was a low-level bureaucrat but, after his murder, begins to suspect his true profession was more complex.
Madeleine Russell counted on making a splendid match. Instead, a devastating family scandal left her orphaned and penniless...and determined to uncover the villain who disgraced and killed her father. The beautiful, quick-witted Maddy disguises herself as a household servant, vowing to work in her prime suspect’s house and learn the truth. But the closer she gets to the man who may have ruined her family, the more she feels drawn in by his wicked reputation.
She’s crept back into the home she lost. He’s crept into her heart. Sophie Russell was once society’s darling. But after the disgrace and death of her father, she now finds all doors firmly shut to her - including those of her family home. To discover the secrets now hidden within its beloved walls, she’ll pose as a cook and spy on the estate’s new owner, a broodingly handsome viscount, who may have schemed against the Russells. Instead of dishing up the truth, the viscount tempts Sophie with delicacies of his own…
When Alex ran away one night, Carolyn followed and witnessed his murder, though she never told anyone. Her beloved Alex died when he was 17. There was no doubt. Eighteen years later, Carolyn returns to the decadent milieu of the McDowell clan to care for her dying foster mother, Sally. As greedy relatives gather to claim their inheritances, a stunning stranger arrives, claiming to be Alexander. To Carolyn's utter shock, Sally greets her "son" without question, and no one but Carolyn believes he's a fraud.
Bryony Russell and her two sisters are left destitute by the disgrace and unexpected death of their father, a wealthy shipping magnate. He left a cryptic note, and Bryony is determined to find the real villain and clear her father’s name. In disguise as a servant, Bryony infiltrates the home her of father’s business partner to find proof of his guilt...or innocence. It’s not just clues that Bryony finds, but temptation too.... Adrian Bruton, Earl of Kilmartyn, immediately suspects there is something not quite right about his new housekeeper.
Evangeline Morrissey remembers the last time she saw her husband: it was during their honeymoon, right before he stole her grandmother's earrings and abandoned her. Now, five years later, the enigmatic man who'd broken her heart and destroyed her trust is back. But she's not the same naive young woman who fell for him so easily.
A once-elite, beautiful young woman has turned to a life of Tarot card reading for English nobility in order to maintain a life of squalor for her and her family. But even Jessamine Maitland could not foresee Alistair MacAlpin's irresistible charm. A privileged aristocrat turned infamous cat burglar, he's going to take Jessamine on the adventure of a lifetime. Little does she know, the arrogant thief has absolutely no intention of ever being caught - by man or woman.
Valerian Romney, falsely accused of murdering his father, has no choice but to hide out in women’s clothes, posing as his brother’s wife, which makes falling in love with Sophie an admitted problem. In the meantime, his brother Phelan is falling for Juliette, who, disguised as a boy, is on the run from an abusive husband. Murders, mistaken identities, and true love are only some of the complications that abound in this Shakespearean-inspired romance.
Ghislaine de Lorgny wants just one thing in this life: revenge on the man who destroyed her life. Nicholas Blackthorne wants two things: to keep Ghislaine from killing him and to get her into his bed. Kidnapping her and taking her, kicking and screaming, across half of Europe is only the beginning of their adventures. He has a black heart and a remorseless soul; she has fierce determination and a score to settle.
Maggie Bennett’s irresistible beauty and deadly skills in the martial arts always got her out of the tight spots. But she couldn't escape a stab of pain and passion when her new partner turned out to be tall, sensual Randall Carter. Once before, his kisses had promised forever - until the morning he'd walked out of her life. Now a thrilling, high-voltage chase after a mysterious spy has led her back into his arms and behind Europe's Iron Curtain, where Maggie and Randall become desperate players in an electrifying game - ready to break every rule...in danger and desire.
Abby has just arrived in Summerville, Ohio, with her placid Newfoundland, Bowser. She's reluctantly inherited her grandmother's coffee shop, but it's not long before she's brewing up trouble in the form of magical baked goods and steaming up her life with an exasperating college professor. And then there's Daisy, a Web-code writer, and her hyperactive Jack Russell, Bailey. Her tightly wound world spins out of control when she discovers the chaos within and meets a mysterious dog trainer.
The spinster: As a maiden aunt, Gillian Redfern lives as an unpaid servant to her demanding family. Little wonder she finds the attentions of a rake distracting, and even less wonder that her usual good sense begins to unravel when Lord Marlow takes her in his arms.
Rachel Connery is on a seek-and-destroy mission, out for revenge against the mysterious, charismatic man who enticed millions of dollars from her dying mother and cheated Rachel out of her inheritance. She wants retribution and is willing to use every seductive trick at her disposal to obtain it. But desire is a dangerous weapon that cuts both ways, and her trap could end up catching her in a nightmare of forbidden feelings.
Richard Tiernan has been sentenced to death. With an ulterior motive and a heart full of dark truths, he agrees to tell all to an ailing writer whose greed and ambition are so strong that he will even give his own daughter to Richard in return for one last Pulitzer-winning story. Cassidy's spent her life struggling to earn her father's respect and love. Now his health is failing, and her feelings for him are even more complex. Loyalty is a sacrifice. Daughters can be broken by their fathers.
After Emma accidentally kills her uncle, she's saved by James Killoran, a dissolute dark lord bent on retribution. After her rescue, he decides that she's the perfect instrument to enact his revenge. He just never envisioned that he would fall in love with her.
Puente del Norte was the last place on earth Maddy Lambert had expected to find herself. Yet here she was in the middle of Central America in an embattled guerilla camp on a mission impossible. She’d come to get her dying father, whose ideals had carried him far away from home and won him the title of El Patron - the Saint. She’d crossed a country at war only to be told that he didn’t recognize her as his daughter...to find him guarded by the infamous Jake Murphy - the man who’d stolen her girlish heart and still had the power to stir her deepest passions.
Emma Cadbury had been an innocent, a whore, a charity worker, and a surgeon. She chose a life without love until she saved a dying soldier in a charity ward. Brandon Rohan had lost himself to drugs and degradation, wanting to die, and only one person could save him. But she’d disappeared. Now they’ve come together again, but he doesn’t remember, and she doesn’t want to. But someone is trying to kill her, and Brandon is the one man who can save her.
Caught dancing barefoot in the moonlit woods, dressed only in her shift, Elizabeth Penshurst is sent by her father, a reverend, to serve penance with a cousin in Hernewood. But evil haunts the woods of Hernewood Abbey. As the Druid festival of Beltane approaches, a sinister cult seeks a virgin sacrifice. Their intended victim: Lizzie. Her only defender - and the man likely to relieve her of her dangerous maidenhood - is the mysterious Gabriel, the Dark Man, a fellow outcast and scholar of Druidism.