A cop's creed: If your partner dies, take care of his family. John McLean is a single father and a cop—and he takes all his duties seriously. A year ago, after her husband died, he added Natalie Reed to his list of responsibilities. At first, that just meant helping around the house. Then a body is found in her den… Once he learns the victim's identity—and his connection with Natalie's husband—John realizes the safest place for Natalie is with him. He knows it's the honorable thing to do. But even when you're right, it isn't easy to feel good when you're falling in love with your partner's wife.
Being a big-city cop and being in control means everything to Bruce Walker. He knows how destructive a man can be when given the chance. That's why he's vowed never to get involved. All that changes the moment he meets psychologist Karin Jorgenson. The connection between them is instant, intense…something he's tempted to explore. Regardless of how Bruce feels, though, he can't let go of everything he knows. His control is even more important now that they're involved in a domestic violence case. Karin insists he's a different man than the one he sees in the mirror. But can he trust her— and himself—enough to open his eyes and see it, too?
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Each Christmas, he gave her his heart Every Christmas gift Will and Dinah exchange is a symbol of their love. The tradition begins on their very first date in 1968, when Will arrives with an exquisitely wrapped present that shows he, unlike everyone else in her life, believes in her dream of becoming a chef. It continues through every holiday season after that—whether they're together or apart. But the tradition ends when tragedy strikes. After that, only an unexpected gift can make things right.
The only thing harder than forgiving someone else – is forgiving yourself. In this second volume of the Melusine’s Daughters’ trilogy, mermaid Amina is the Chief Counselor for her people thanks to her gift of empathy, an ability made stronger by the Stone of Strength, a green sapphire worked into the bracelet she has worn since she was 19. But wearing one of three Stones of Power has a cost. Amina’s hurt people she loves, telling them things they don’t want to know and now she’s the target of a power hungry Oceanide who wants control of the Stone. To keep it–and her–safe she’s going to have to leave everything behind. Fortunately, she knows the perfect place to pass the time. Former New York City police officer Jonathan Bartlett took the job at the adults-only Suadela Resort to get away from the memories of his partner’s death. Living on the island in the middle of nowhere has been perfect. He can ignore the occasional nightmare that wakes him up in a cold sweat. What he can’t ignore is Amina, first when he sees her naked on the beach and later when she turns up as a guest at the resort. When her bracelet becomes the target of the local crime gangs, he is more than happy to be her body guard. For Jonathan, the insightful woman is stirring more than his libido while Amina discovers that loving people and protecting them cannot always go hand in hand. And the dangers on land are nothing compared to what waits for them both at sea.