The steamy second book in Janet Chapman’s dazzling Midnight Bay series seduces readers with an enticing tale of a fiery independent woman and an irresistible immortal warrior with a dragon’s courageous heart.
Maddy Kimble has no time for a suitor—not with caring for her spunky nursing home patients, her shy nine-year-old daughter, her widowed mother, and her rebellious teenage brother. William Kilkenny’s stunning lack of modern dating protocol doesn’t help. The man is uncouth and outrageous—a towering, drop-dead, breathtakingly hot warrior. Who refuses to give up.
William is secretly a ninth-century Irish nobleman formerly trapped in a dragon’s body. All Maddy knows is that lately, she can hardly resist the urge to lose herself in his powerful arms. But as their uncontrollable passion grows, eerie occurrences in her small coastal Maine town begin to rouse Maddy’s suspicions about her lover. He begs her to trust him, but how can she surrender—body and soul—when she fears the danger he poses to her yearning heart?
Camry MacKeage has absolutely no intention of telling her parents that she left her job as a NASA physicist for the small-town life of a dog-sitter — which is why she’s spending the holidays alone in coastal Maine with her furry friends Tigger and Max. Unfortunately, her irresistibly handsome rival, scientist Luke Pascal, accidentally spilled the beans. Now he’s on a mission from her mother to tempt Camry home for the family’s annual winter solstice celebration. But Luke is hiding his own secret, and he’ll need a little bit of magic to earn Camry’s trust…and a whole lot of mistletoe to seduce his way into her heart.
When confirmed bachelor Benjamin Sinclair receives an anonymous letter claiming he has a teenage son, he’s in shock. He tries to track down his first love, but found that she’d disappeared completely, leaving their son Michael with her sister Emma. When Ben finds that once-shy Emma Sands has blossomed into the strong, beautiful owner of a small chain of sporting camps, he signs up as a guest, hoping that in sixteen years he’s changed enough that she won’t recognize him, and he can get to know his son without complication.
But Emma would recognize Ben Sinclair anywhere, anytime—and so does Michael. While Michael can’t wait to get to know his father, Emma is more cautious, fully aware that the kind of man who would abandon his pregnant girlfriend and his son is one she didn’t want around. Realizing that he’s falling in love with not only his newly discovered son, but also Emma, Ben becomes determined to find a way to make her love him back.
Four novellas of time-travel passion
Four national bestselling authors–Janet Chapman, Sandra Hill, Veronica Wolff, and Trish Jensen–present four tales of time travel and romance in this brand-new collection.
Eve Anderson is darned tired of Kenzie Gregor meddling in her business. She might be struggling to keep herself and her ailing mother financially afloat, but she’s no princess in need of a strong, capable knight in a black SUV to rescue her — even if he is easy on the eyes. Besides, there’s something very odd about him…and she’s sure the strange events occurring in their small coastal Maine town are linked to his recent arrival.
Once an immortal warrior cursed to live as a panther, Kenzie is finally free to live and die as a man, and his destiny is to help other displaced souls. Of course, if he can get tiny, blue-eyed, curly blond Eve out of the deal, well…life doesn’t get any better. But she’s as stubborn and fierce as a lioness, and in order to win her love, he must tempt her with forbidden desires….
When Sam Sinclair’s self-made millionaire grandfather sends Willa Kent, a woman none of the three Sinclair brothers have even heard of, as his proxy to an ultra-important meeting of the Sinclair shipping company, most people would think the old man had lost his marbles. But Sam knows his grandfather too well. For some reason, the wily old man has decided that one of his three grandsons should marry Willa, and this is his way of trying to force the issue….
So Willa and Sam team up on what seems like a wild-goose chase to find some loophole in Grandfather Sinclair’s crazy notion. But as Sam crews Willa’s yacht en route to Maine, he finds to his surprise that his grandfather’s offbeat scheme is growing more attractive by the moment. Willa is smart, beautiful…and has a wild streak that sends them soaring together above the clouds.
But Willa isn’t about to let Sam fly away with her heart until she knows his true motives. If the man wants to marry for money, then the woman in her says that first he must fall in love.
He is the father of her child, but the secrets they are hiding are tearing them apart …
Megan MacKeage escaped the smothering protectiveness of the Highland MacKeage clan to work as a scientist on the Canadian tundra. But when fellow researcher Wayne Ferris breaks her heart by rejecting her, Megan returns to Maine alone …. Then she meets the town’s new police chief, Jack Stone – the man she knew as Wayne Ferris. Instead of the quiet scholar he posed as, he’s an aggressive private eye who’s willing to fight for what he wants, just like all the overbearing men in her clan. So why is Megan still feeling a dangerous attraction? And though Jack claims he followed her here because he loves her, can she ever trust a man with so many secrets?
She must choose between her destiny…and her desire.
As soon as Pine Creek’s new mystery man steps into her art gallery, Winter MacKeage is intrigued. This sexy stranger, Matt Gregor, wants her to do some drawings of his dream house. And with his tiger-gold eyes and masculine charm, he’s impossible to resist. But so is Winter’s Scottish heritage. As the seventh MacKeage daughter, she must embrace her true magical calling…and deny her mortal desires. Soon Winter is heating up — in Matt’s strong arms — and her fiery heart is torn. Can she give up the destiny she was born to fulfill for the only man she’s ever truly loved?