.not even after a rock-climbing fall stripped Matt Pearson of his ability to walk. Now the former daredevil was gearing up for a dangerous river run that would test him as never before. So would seeing Alex Penny, his former partner and lover - the woman he let get away. But Matt wasn't one to resist a dare..
Five years ago, Matt had allowed his heartbreaking accident to come between them. How could Alex make him see that he was the same man she'd always loved? This time, nothing - not the river, not an unseen enemy, not even Matt himself - could stem the tide of their feelings, and of a passion too long denied..
Once upon a time, being hauled against the taut, rippling body of her first crush would have had Rachael planning the wedding of the year. Now it spurs her to created Romanceaholics Anonymous, a twelve-step program for love addicts. Soon all of Valentine is divided as die-hard romantics clash with antilove cynics. But when Rachael starts fantasizing about a lust-filled affair with Brody, she goes against everything the program stands for. Should she protect her fragile heart...or find a way to have her wedding cake and eat it too?
Once, Simon Wade was London's most eligible bachelor and most able seducer. But a tragic accident forced him into seclusion, away from prying eyes and questions. He thought he'd never again experience the tender touch of a beautiful woman. But wshile he yearns to hold the enchanting Louisa and taste the intoxicating nectar of her kisss, he will accept no woman's pity.
Louisa never desired a man the way she burns for Simon. And now her chance at happiness may rest in her ability to convince the stubborn viscount that her passion is real...and her love is true.
Brendan had every intention of getting Lynne into his bed, but trusting her was another matter. History had taught him to steer clear of mysterious women…especially those expecting little wrapped boxes under the Christmas tree. If Lynne truly wanted him, she'd have to prove it.
FROM DARKNESS Bullets are whizzing around him, but he can't shoot back. In the middle of a weapons bust, undercover cop Danny Sinofsky suddenly goes blind. Now this man who has always looked out for himself can't cross a room without the help of his mobility instructor, Martha Crowe. Furious and frustrated, he'd almost rather die than live this way--and someone is more than willing to grant him his wish. TO DANGER Hiding her emotions beneath a calm, practical facade, Martha is sure Danny doesn't remember her, the plain girl from his high school who had a crush on him. When she witnesses an attack on his life, the two are thrown into a safe house, and this man without sight starts to see deep inside the soul of a courageous, passionate woman. Their very lives will depend on their fragile connection--and their ability to move as one, combining Danny's razor-sharp instincts with Martha's eyes. Because an enemy is stalking them both, moving in closer and closer for the kill.
The car accident was Hannah Price's fault--a few seconds of inattention that changed Gabe Holbrook's life forever, destroying everything he'd been or ever wanted to be. He was a man who'd had it all. Intelligent, handsome, talented, rich, he'd been one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. Now he's come home to Dundee, the small town where he was raised, but he's a stranger to the people who once knew him. Folks think he's bitter and withdrawn; he knows he's just focused on recovering. But thanks to Hannah Price, there are some things that can't be fixed.
Hannah has been struggling to recover from that fateful night, too. Unlike Gabe, she sustained only minor injuries. But she's not sure she'll ever be able to forgive herself for making a mistake with such far-reaching consequences. Especially when Gabe becomes her older son's football coach, and she begins to fall in love with the man she nearly destroyed...
A brief, fated moment at a wedding, and Cassie Cameron was hooked. She'd been unable to forget Dar Cordell, though months had passed. Who could explain it? She was surrounded by handsome, glamorous men every day, and yet somehow Dar had touched her soul... in a once-in-a-lifetime way.
MEANWHILE, SOMEONE WAS WATCHING
Someone else had his eye on Cassie, and time was running out when fate cruelly chose to reunite her with Dar. Suddenly the obstacles they faced were greater than ever -- their very lives were on the line. Would one moment of passion have to last them a lifetime?
Buffalo Valley, North Dakota, has found new life. People have started moving here-people like Lindsay Snyder who came for one year to work as a teacher and stayed, marrying local farmer Gage Sinclair. And now Lindsay's closest friend, Maddy Washburn, has decided to pull up stakes and join her in Buffalo Valley, hoping for the same kind of contentment. And the same kind of love...
Jeb McKenna is a rancher. a man who's learned to endure, as the Dakota earth endures. He's raising bison and, by choice, lives a solitary life. Maddy--unafraid and openhearted--is drawn to Jeb, but he rejects her overtures. Until one of North Dakota's deadly storms throws them together.
These few days and nights bring unexpected consequences for Maddy and Jeb. Consequences that, in one way or another, affect everyone in Buffalo Valley.