Pippa has been asked to cater her best friend Ashley’s party, complete with celebrities, but her workers bail on her. She somehow overcomes the crisis with Cam’s help, a guest who is infamous for his charm, leading to a passionate one-night stand. As the two get lost in each other, their no-strings-attached agreement takes a drastic turn. Pippa discovers that she is pregnant!
Pippa should have known better. She knew that Cameron had built a fortress around his feelings. Yet here she was, pregnant, after an evening of passion with the enigmatic entrepreneur. He would surely offer her a financial arrangement. But given his tragic past would he ever want more?
In this reader favorite from #1 New York Times bestselling author Maya Banks, one night is about to change everything… When an unplanned evening of passion with the darkly seductive Cameron Hollingsworth results in a surprise pregnancy, Pippa Laingley’s at a crossroads. She knew going in that the enigmatic entrepreneur had built a fortress around his feelings. What she’s just discovered is that he’s loved and lost before—and he refuses to ever risk his heart like that again. Cam’s experienced loss before, and he knows he’d never survive going through that hell again. But if he lets Pippa get too close, he’ll fall hard. If he pushes her away with loveless arrangements of financial support, he’ll still lose her. Either way, he’s doomed…unless he can let himself love again. First published as Undone by her Tender Touch in 1998.
When powerful, wealthy men meet the women who want to tame them, passion and secrets collide. Don’t miss a single fan-favorite story in this box set from New York Times bestselling author Maya Banks. Enticed Bryony Morgan fell hard for hotelier Rafael de Luca… and then he vanished, leaving her pregnant! Now she’s tracked him to his New York gala, determined to get answers from him. But to her shock, Rafael can’t remember her or the sizzling summer nights they shared at his island retreat. When he recreates their time together, secrets he’s hidden are about to come to light… Wanted When wealthy developer Ryan Beardsley kicked his cheating fiancée out of his life, he couldn’t help but write her one last check that would cover all expenses she could possibly have… But for some reason, she never cashed it. When he storms back into her life demanding answers, he’s about to uncover a betrayal... but not the one he expects! Tempted For Ashley Carter, marrying Devon Carter is a dream come true. Her whole life has been building up to this. But not long after her trip down the aisle, her happily-ever-after notions are dealt a swift blow when she learns their marriage is a business merger orchestrated by her father! But Devon is determined to prove that his love is real… especially since there’s a baby on the way. Undone No strings attached? Yeah, right. Pippa Laingley should have known better. When an unplanned evening of passion with Cameron Hollingsworth results in an unplanned pregnancy, she’s at a major crossroads. She knew going in that the sexy entrepreneur didn’t do commitment, that emotions weren’t part of the deal, but she’s determined to show Cam how lasting love can be. Originally published in 2011 and 2012.
Two reader-favorite Pregnancy & Passion stories revealing the undeniable consequences of unquenchable desire by #1 New York Times bestselling author Maya Banks. Originally published as Tempted by Her Innocent Kiss in 2012 and Undone by Her Tender Touch in 2012. TEMPTED Devon Carter was Ashley Copeland’s first and only love, but her dreams of newlywed bliss are crushed by the discovery that their marriage is another of Daddy’s business deals. Refusing to stand by as their passions fade, Ashley decides to play the role of perfect wife, hoping her new husband will truly fall in love. But Devon doesn’t recognize the steely society wife at his side. He misses the bubbly, ambitious woman Ashley used to be, and he’s determined to rekindle the smoldering fire in her eyes, especially now that she’s having his child… UNDONE No strings attached? Pippa Laingley should have known better. When an unplanned evening of passion with Cameron Hollingsworth results in pregnancy, she’s at a major crossroads. She knew going in that the sexy entrepreneur didn’t do commitment, but then she discovers the tragic reason why. Cam is convinced he stands to lose it all if he lets his guard down and opens his heart again. But Pippa doesn’t see the difference between pushing someone away and losing them for good, and she’s determined to show Cam how lasting love can be.
A stirring debut rife with intoxicating family secrets and dazzling insights into our most basic desires, Perfectly Undone offers an intimate, uncensored exploration of forgiveness and fidelity, in all its forms, as a young doctor struggles with her sister's death—and the role she played in it—while her own picture-perfect relationship and promising career unravel around her. Yes is such a little word… Dr. Dylan Michels has worked hard for a perfect life, so when her longtime boyfriend, Cooper, gets down on one knee, it should be the most perfect moment of all. Then why does she say no? For too many years, Dylan's been living for her sister, who never got the chance to grow up. But her attempt to be the perfect daughter, perfect partner and perfect doctor hasn't been enough to silence the haunting guilt Dylan feels over her sister's death—and the role no one knows she played in it. Now Dylan must face her past if she and Cooper stand a chance at a the courage to define her own happiness before her life becomes perfectly undone? Set among the breezy days of a sultry Portland summer, Perfectly Undone is a deeply moving novel of family secrets, forgiveness and finding yourself in the most surprising of places. Sometimes you have to lose your way to find yourself “Many women have walked the line between career and love, family and self. Raintree handles the balance with grace and wisdom. Her writing is clear and crisp, the emotion raw and without melodrama. From family secrets to heartbreaking lost love, the characters felt like old friends by the end. Highly recommended.”—New York Times bestselling author Kate Moretti
In this New York Times bestselling extraordinary coming-of-age odyssey, Wally Lamb invites us to hitch a wild ride on a journey of love, pain, and renewal with the most heartbreakingly comical heroine to come along in years. "Mine is a story of craving: an unreliable account of lusts and troubles that began, somehow, in 1956 on the day our free television was delivered. . ." Meet Dolores Price. She’s thirteen, wise-mouthed but wounded, having bid her childhood good-bye. Beached like a whale in front of her bedroom TV, she spends the next few years nourishing herself with the Mallomars, potato chips, and Pepsi her anxious mother supplies. When she finally rolls into young womanhood at 257 pounds, Dolores is no stronger and life is no kinder. But this time she’s determined to rise to the occasion and give herself one more chance before really going belly-up. At once a fragile girl and a hard-edged cynic, so tough to love yet so inimitably lovable, Dolores is as poignantly real as our own imperfections. She’s Come Undone includes a promise: you will never forget Dolores Price.
Enticed By His Forgotten Lover Bryony Morgan pulls no punches — even when she's pregnant and facing down the father of her unborn child. She fell for wealthy hotelier Rafael de Luca when he courted her for her beachfront real estate. Then he disappeared. Now she's in New York for answers, and she won't accept a brush-off. But selective amnesia after a crash has Rafael puzzled. How could he ever forget a beauty like Bryony? He decides to return to the island where they met, and relive the unforgettable nights in question — until he remembers everything... Wanted By Her Lost Love Despite his fiancée's chilling betrayal, developer Ryan Beardsley provided for Kelly Christian when he sent her packing. So he's livid to find her working in a dingy Houston diner, desperate and pregnant. Whether the baby is his — or his brother's — Ryan demands that Kelly return to New York with him. Now. For the baby's sake. Or maybe because the woman's as irresistible as ever... Tempted By Her Innocent Kiss Devon Carter was Ashley Carter's first. But her dreams of true love are crushed by the discovery that their marriage is another of Daddy's business deals. So Ashley decides to act the part of perfect wife and make Devon love her. But Devon misses the bubbly woman his wife used to be. Who is this Ashley with the steely demeanour of a society wife? Will he find a way to rekindle the fire in her eyes...especially now that she's pregnant? Undone By Her Tender Touch When an unplanned evening of passion with Cameron Hollingsworth results in pregnancy, Pippa Laingley is at a crossroads. She knew going in that the entrepreneur had built a fortress around his feelings. What she's just discovered is that he's loved and lost before — his wife and child. Now Cam stands to lose it all again. If he lets Pippa get too close. If he pushes her away with loveless arrangements of financial support. Either way, he's doomed...if he doesn't let himself love again.
The Princeâe(tm)s Pregnant Mistress by Maisey Yates âeoeI. Am. Pregnant.âe Three little words are all it takes to threaten Prince Raphael DeSantisâe(tm)s secret life of pleasurable hedonism, ruin the state of a nation, and find him bound to a waitress. To prevent yet another international incident following on the heels of his of his convenient âe" and very broken âe" engagement to a suitable princess, Raphael must now make his mistress his bride! But heart-sore Bailey Harper wonâe(tm)t come willingly. This arrogant Prince will have to use every provocative trick at his disposal to seduce her into submission âe" and return to his country with Bailey as his wife! Surrendering to the Vengeful Italian by Angela Bissell For seven years, formidable Leo Vincenti has planned his vengeance on Douglas Shaw and nothing will stop him. Not even Shawâe(tm)s stunning, but treacherous daughter, Helena who âe" right now âe" is pleading for leniency. Grim satisfaction spreads through him as he knows she would willingly never take up his challenge to return to his side. But he has greatly underestimated Helena. Secrets drive her as if the very devil were on her heels. And suddenly the passion that left them undone years before is forcing them both to the brink of surrenderâe¦