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Full Bloom (reissue)
Kara Lennox (writing as Karen Leabo)
If he had his way, their love would be blossoming in no time…
Ugh! Sent home from a whale-watching trip due to sickness, Hilary McShane arrives home to find herself locked out of her own house. Forced to climb through a bedroom window, she’s greeted by a total stranger armed with a baseball bat. Sure, he’s nice to look at, but this man is definitely not the house-sitter she hired.
Matt Burke never thought agreeing to a last-minute job as a house sitter would lead to him, armed with nothing but a bat, confronting a beautiful burglar. So yes, he has made her house his home in the interim—as a horticulturalist, he couldn’t resist adding his own special touch and organizational flair. But Matt soon discovers something he can’t manage—his new feelings for the irresistible Hilary.
This Retro Romance reprint was originally published in July 1990 by Silhouette Romance.
For the Right Reasons
Project Justice #9
Dr. Bree Johnson won’t let an innocent man rot in jail. Why won’t Project Justice’s handsome attorney Eric Riggs listen to her when she knows her ex Kelly Ralston did not commit the crime he’s been arrested for? Little does she know that Kelly has threatened Eric’s daughter and that the secrets in this case go beyond them all.
But who is controlling Kelly? Bree and Eric will have to trust one another in order to bring the real criminal to justice. Bree might have met the love of her life, but if she and Eric don’t stay ahead of the killer, her life might not be a long one….
Domestic Bliss (reissue)
Kara Lennox (writing as Karen Leabo)
He was hired to clean, but instead he swept her off her feet!
When Spencer Guthrie shows up at the Sweetwater Inn applying to be a maid, owner Bonnie Chapman sets aside her concerns and hires him. She’s desperate for someone to fill the position, and he is more than qualified, but she can’t help wondering why he even wants the job.
Spencer can’t believe he’s spending his summer making beds and mopping floors—he’d much rather be playing ball and kicking back. But he has a point to prove and a bet to win and this job is what he needs to do it. Besides, after catching sight of Bonnie, Spencer has a new goal in mind—winning the boss’s heart!
This Retro Romance reprint was originally published in March 1990 by Silhouette Books.
Millicent’s Medicine Man (reissue)
The last place that recently widowed Millicent Jones wants to deliver her baby is on the front steps of her farmhouse, deep in the Texas backcountry. Luckily for Millicent, help is on the way, in the (incredibly handsome) form of Dr. Jase Desmond. Unluckily for her, Jase ushers little Mary Jane Jones into the world in the back of the ambulance. Overcome by her tenacity, the doctor makes a gambit for his pretty patient. And though Millie must admit he’s quite a catch, she’s just not fishing for a man right now—or maybe ever.Dr. Jase Desmond has been going through the motions for years. Ever since his wife passed away, Jase has struggled to keep his family together. He may be dreadfully out of practice when it comes to women, but Millicent makes him want to embrace life again. Despite her reluctance—and the fact that their oldest children can’t stand one another—Jase is determined to prove to Millicent that loving him would not be a betrayal . . . but a perfect new beginning.
Desperate times call for desperate measures…
And Travis Riggs is way past desperate. With time running out to overturn his brother’s wrongful murder conviction and stop his niece’s adoption, Project Justice is Travis’s last hope. But when his request for an interview is denied, he resorts to drastic measures—kidnapping the founder’s personal assistant, Elena Marquez.
Travis hadn’t planned for any of this to happen, least of all the chemistry between him and Elena. Under different circumstances, they may have had a chance at a relationship. However, the last thing he wants is to drag her down with him, which is exactly what will happen if he accepts her help. Not that Elena is giving him much of a choice….
Lana’s Lawman (reissue)
Though it’s been years since Sloan Bennett has seen Lana Gaston, time melts instantly when he comes to her rescue during a Texas thunderstorm. Lana was everything a teenage bad boy couldn’t have . . . but she felt like his for three magical weeks. Then she broke his heart—and Sloan walked away from Destiny, Texas. But now he’s back, wearing a badge, and wondering if fate has decided to give him another chance.A struggling single mom, Lana can’t help looking back at all the wrong choices she made. With Sloan so close again, she’s filled with old regrets and deep new longing. Could the silly souvenir of a policeman’s badge, given to her by a fortune-teller, have more meaning than she ever dared to dream? Once, Lana didn’t have the courage to tell Sloan how much she cared. So she hurt him instead. But as his sensual lips dare to kiss away yesterday’s pain, she’ll risk her heart to let him know that this time, she’s his forever.
Callie’s Cowboy (reissue)
His soul was at home in the West—whether riding a bull at a rodeo or working the family ranch—but his heart belonged to her. Though Sam Sanger had always planned on sharing his life with Callie Calloway, he understood, even in high school, that loving this woman might mean letting her go. He lost her when she chose college, refusing to walk a day in his boots.It was just a carnival fortuneteller’s silly prediction—that Callie was destined to marry Sam. Still, Callie pulled away, afraid of sacrificing her own dreams. Ten years later, having become the editor of the local newspaper, she’s finally ready to wonder: Was she wrong about Sam? When tragedy strikes, Callie and Sam are thrown together again, alarmed by the force of a first love that still burns with hurt feelings and unrequited desire. Only now, Callie will have to see if she’s brave enough to make her own destiny.
Project Justice #7
Walking away is not an option
It was one night. And it might have stayed that way for Elizabeth Downey if her steamy evening with Hudson Vale hadn’t been the same night her estranged father was murdered. Now she and Hudson—a cop who had arrested her father—are the prime suspects.
Forced to work together to clear their names, Elizabeth and Hudson must deal with their wildly diï¬€erent approaches. Worse, the simmering attraction between them won’t go away. As they race to untangle a web of deceit, the stakes get higher. Because not only do their lives depend on finding the truth, but so does this passion that’s turning into so much more.…
Project Justice #6
Work undercover, catch the bad guy, become a full-time Project Justice investigator. Simple enough plan, until Jillian Baxter recognizes the man she’s investigating. Her new “boss” is none other than Conner Blake—her childhood crush. Luckily, he has no idea who she is, since Jillian is no longer Jillybean, the short, overweight teenager he publicly humiliated.
Despite their past, Jillian knows Conner isn’t a murderer. Nor is he that same cruel boy. In fact, there’s much to admire about the man he is. Still, this is an ongoing case and whatever is happening between them will have to wait. As she gets closer to finding the killer, she must decide if she can trust Conner with the truth. And that could be her toughest decision yet.
For Just Cause
Project Justice #5
Guilt. Innocence. Psychologist and body-language expert Claudia Ellison can sense them both, which is why she’s so good at her job. Unfortunately, even the innocent are convicted and this time Claudia’s partially to blame. To help free a wrongfully imprisoned woman, she teams up with Project Justice investigator Billy Cantu, the one man she can’t read.
They must track down the truth before someone gets hurt. And to do that, they need to trust each other. Only, the ex-undercover cop has secrets he wants to keep, and to Claudia, not knowing everything is not an option. But some things aren’t meant to be shared. Because once they are revealed, they can never be taken back.
Outside the Law
Project Justice #4
Mitch Delacroix is everything Beth McClelland likes in a man. Smart, good-looking and so very safe. She’s this close to making her intentions known.
Then Mitch is accused of murdering his best friend years ago. Suddenly his rebel past—including the criminal record—is revealed to everyone.
But something doesn’t fit—the Mitch she knows couldn’t possibly kill anyone. She’s determined to find the truth. As a forensics expert, she’s used to uncovering people’s secrets. Yet she never expected Mitch could be hiding so many. Despite rising doubts, she’ll help clear his name. Even if what she discovers could threaten their relationship…and their lives.
- A Score to Settle/April 2011
A Score to Settle
Project Justice #3
Harlequin Super Romance
Daniel Logan spent six years on death row for a crime he didn’t commit. So for him, the justice system is…flawed. Since his release, he’s dedicated himself to helping others wrongly convicted. Now his latest crusade pits him against star prosecutor Jamie McNair. Her staunch belief in this system makes freeing a man she put away seem insurmountable. Exactly the kind of challenge Daniel thrives on.
Digging into the case reveals disturbing similarities to his own arrest and conviction. Could the same murderer be at work? To his surprise he relies on Jamie to help free an innocent man and help Daniel escape his past. As they get closer to the truth, their attraction brings them together. Only, the stakes are higher than either realizes….
Nothing but the Truth
Project Justice 2
Harlequin Super Romance
As chief legal council for Project Justice, widow Raleigh Shinn doesn’t seem the type to accept bribes. Still, Griffin Benedict has an anonymous tip that points to her guilt. And if he wants to make the move to national news anchor, he needs a sensational story.
But nothing is as it seems. Including the do-good lawyer. Underneath shapeless suits and oversize glasses hides an exceptional beauty. Now Griffin not only seeks an exclusive, he wants to uncover Raleigh’s secrets for himself.
When lies turn to attempted murder, they must hunt down the truth together…to prove her innocence, protect an honest man and save both their lives.
Taken to the Edge
Project Justice #1
Harlequin Super Romance
Ford Hyatt thought he was done. He was all set to give up on himself and on Project Justice. Then Robyn Jasperson walks back into his life. His former bad-girl crush looks better than ever and needs his help getting a case overturned. Robyn’s got an ex-husband in jail, a murdered son and nowhere else to turn.
Ford let her down before. But now he can find the truth, set matters straight and redeem himself. And time is running out. If he fails, she has everything to lose. If he wins, he has everything to gain, including Robyn’s heart.
Rugged Rebels 3 Novels in One Volume
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Harlequin Mills & Boon
Her Perfect Hero by Kara Lennox
Smoldering fireman Tony is determined to use all of his charms to stop fresh-faced Julie turning his favorite bar into a tearoom. But will his covert seduction leave her aching for more?