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White Heat

White Heat Cherry AdairNever have the stakes been higher. Never have two people faced greater risks or grappled with deeper desire. Never has Cherry Adair–award-winning author of Hot Ice–burned the pages with so much blazing action and blistering passion.

Professional art restorer Emily Greene is in no mood to see the devil-may-care Max Aries. She hasn’t forgotten–or forgiven–the way Max dropped into her life a year ago, stole her heart, then vanished without a word. Max hadn’t kept in touch with his father, Daniel, either. Daniel Aries had been a master of art restoration and reproduction, and not only Emily’s longtime mentor, but a trusted friend. His unexpected suicide devastates her. And when the prodigal playboy Max returns, her welcome is less than warm–even though his timely arrival in her bedroom saves her from a lethal intruder. But her fury gives way to fear when Max reveals that his father’s death was actually murder . . . and that Emily’s life is now in danger. Like it or not, to stay alive, Emily must put herself in Max’s hands. And once upon a time, that wasn’t such a bad place to be.

But what killer would target professional restorers of Renaissance artworks? Max suspects that a pencil sketch found in his father’s studio, inscribed with a cryptic code, may hold the key. His hunch is confirmed when intel from his control at the counterterrorist organization T-FLAC reveals that the Black Rose terror cell is involved–a chilling revelation that elevates the threat level almost as high as the tension that’s bristling between Max and Emily. Max isn’t about to take his eyes off Emily–though only partly for professional reasons–and even Emily’s rage over Max’s take-charge attitude can’t compare to her anger at herself for so long denying the truer, deeper feelings she has for him. As they crisscross Europe, piecing together the shocking clues to an insidious international plot, dodging increasingly lethal traps, and passionately making up for too much lost time, they realize that–in more ways than one–they can’t live without each other. With no chance of turning back, Max and Emily must put their lives on the line, put their true feelings to the test . . . and get ready to take the heat.

 

 

Author: Cherry Adair

 

 

Series: T-FLAC Book 11

Black Rose Book 2

On Thin Ice

On Thin Ice Cherry AdairLily Munroe thought she had married an honest, dependable man, but she was painfully mistaken. It didn’t take long for her once-loving husband to become a secretive stranger–mixing with shady people and even shadier dealings. Although Lily nursed him through a sudden terminal illness, her marriage was over long before he passed away. During that difficult time, only her passion for the exhilarating Iditarod race across Alaska gave her something to look forward to–and she channeled her emotions into training dogs for the grueling event. Now single again, she’s more determined than ever to win the race, awaken her sense of self, and leave her past behind.

In the competition, the person to beat is two-time winner Derek Wright, a man Lily dubs Mr. Wrong. Extremely sexy and devilishly charming, Derek is the consummate playboy. Or is he? Although Lily can’t deny her intense attraction, she believes he is dangerous to her scarred heart. Little does she know that Derek is an elite anti-terrorism agent–or how desperately she’ll need to depend on his skills to keep her alive once the race is under way.

 

 

Author: Cherry Adair

 

 

Series: T-FLAC Book 6

Wright Family Book 5

Kiss and Tell

Kiss and Tell Cherry AdairShe was looking for adventure.

Marnie Wright has seen more than her fair share of testosterone. Growing up with four overly protective brothers was one thing. Now a mountain man named Jake Dolan has invaded a peaceful day of soul-searching at her grandmother’s secluded cabin. Sure, she was trespassing on his private property, but did he have to pull a gun on her? There’s more to this longhaired soldier of fortune who calls himself the Tin Man, but she’s not sure she wants to stick around to find out what. Then he stashes her in his secret lair–an underground techno-fantasy complete with security monitors and an arsenal–and Marnie realizes the guy is military, top secret military. He’s also got the most beautiful mouth she’s ever seen.

He could get her killed.

 

 

Author: Cherry Adair

 

 

Series: T-FLAC Book 2

Wright Family Book 1

With This Ring

With This Ring Amanda QuickLeo Drake, the “Mad Monk of Monkcrest,” is notoriously eccentric and unquestionably reclusive. But he is also a noted antiquities expert, which is why Beatrice Poole has demanded his reluctant assistance.

The freethinking authoress of “horrid novels,” Beatrice is searching for the Forbidden Rings of Aphrodite, a mythic treasure she suspects played a role in her uncle’s death. Beatrice finds Leo every bit as fascinating as one of the heroes in her novels–and she’s convinced he’s the only one who can help her. But after only five minutes in her company, Leo is sure he’s never met a woman more infuriating…and more likely to rescue him from boredom.

Yet the alliance may well prove to be the biggest mistake of their lives. For a villain lurks in London, waiting for the pair to unearth the Forbidden Rings–knowing that when they do, that day will be their last….

 

 

Author: Amanda Quick

 

 

Series: Vanza Book 1

Without a Trace

Without a Trace Nora RobertsTrace had turned his back on responsibility and commitment long ago. Gillian Fitzpatrick was frightened and desperate–her brother had disappeared. Trace was her only hope. He had the connections, the expertise and the guts. But just what was she going to have to do to convince him to help her?

 

 

Author: Nora Roberts

 

 

Series: The O’Hurleys Book 4

Witness in Death

Witness in Death J. D. RobbWhen a celebrity is killed right before her eyes, New York detective Eve Dallas takes a new place in crime – as both officer and witness to murder…

Opening night at New York’s New Globe Theater turns from stage scene to crime scene when the leading man is stabbed to death center stage. Now Eve Dallas has a high-profile, celebrity homicide on her hands. Not only is she lead detective, she’s also a witness – and when the press discovers that her husband owns the theater, there’s more media spotlight than either can handle. The only way out is to move fast. Question everyone and everything…and in the meantime, try to tell the difference between the truth – and really good acting…

 

 

Author: Nora Roberts writing as J. D. Robb

 

 

Series: In Death Book 10

The Witness

The Witness Sandra BrownOn a rain-slick road, a car crash leaves only three survivors an infant, a man clinging to his life, and Kendall Deaton. But she doesn’t dare reveal their true identities to the authorities or her own. Instead, she plans her immediate escape. Her perilous flight begins.

The best public defender in Prosper, South Carolina, Kendall had stumbled upon the towns chilling secret, making her marriage into a powerful family a living hell. Now, Kendall, a terrified mother trying to protect her child and a reluctant witness to evil, is surrounded by forces that will stop at nothing to protect what is theirs.

 

 

Author: Sandra Brown