Author > “Ikuko Koda”(Order by Newest First)
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Layla is working as a waitress at her brother's small-town cafe when she meets a customer who doesn't quite fit in with the worn-down, rural atmosphere. He's Drake Ashton, one of the UK's most preeminent architects, and he's returned to his hometown to help redevelop it. Good-looking and successful, Drake is decidedly not Layla's type... When she was working in London, she was betrayed by another handsome, wealthy man who left her penniless. Drake is trying hard to sweep her off her feet, but Layla is cautious-she doesn't want to get hurt again. Yet somehow, before she realizes it, she's agreeing to go out to dinner with him...
(c)IKUKO KODA/MAGGIE COX
Nate stole Tess's heart the first time she saw him in a tux, which is how she ended up spending a night of passion with him. Six weeks later, she tells him that their wonderful night together has blessed her with a little life, but he refuses to believe the child is his. Tess is hurt after he rejects her and begins to regret the night they spent together. However, Nate later shows up at her place, having decided to pursue her. Tess briefly considers giving in to his advances, but she can't just let him have his way this time. So instead she overcomes the pain in her own heart and lies, telling him the pregnancy test was incorrect...
(c)IKUKO KODA/HEIDI RICE
Clara manages a housekeeping company and has a young daughter she loves more than anything in the world. Her life is far too full for romance. One day Raff, a client's brother, appears in her office. He's been searching for his sister's whereabouts and is at his wit's end. He comes to Clara with the most unbelievable request. In order to reassure his father, who has collapsed from anxiety, he wants Clara to pretend to be his girlfriend, and he offers to pay her an enormous sum and a ten-thousand pound bonus at the end of it all. Who in the world is this man? Reluctantly accepting his offer, Clara still wonders if fulfilling his request will unbalance the delicate equilibrium of her life.
(c)IKUKO KODA/JESSICA GILMORE
In the middle of her late husband's funeral, Maddy feels a strong gaze on her. Her husband's cousin, Leo, keeps his focus on her and her alone. She can't help but falter under the intensity of his deep blue eyes. To him, it must look like she's only after her husband's fortune. But in truth, after he spent all of their money and cheated on her, they decided to separate, and now she is only interested in taking care of the estate that belongs to her son. But with such a large tax on the inheritance, Maddy is running out of options. Or at least she is until Leo makes an unbelievable proposal: he'll take care of the money, if she takes care of Leo's needs...
(c)IKUKO KODA/SUSANNE MCCARTHY
Annie, a nurse, runs into her onetime lover Sloan, who vanished twelve years ago, at work. He's there to see her sick aunt. He used to be a rebel, but now he's a handsome man who runs a successful business. Annie, who always dreamed of marrying Sloan in a beautiful garden, is itching to know why he left town without a word all those years ago, but she has her own secret to keep...?
(c)IKUKO KODA/LINDA GOODNIGHT
Tory works at a TV broadcasting company and today, her new CEO arrives. His name is Lucas Ryecart. Relentless when downsizing, he's rumored to bear the nickname "Grim Reaper." He must be a power-hungry man who only thinks about profit. However, Lucas is the complete opposite to what she expected. Surprisingly, Lucas turns out to be sophisticated and charming. Lucas's "Have we met before?" leaves Tory's heart fluttering. And that's only just the beginning to a stormy, forbidden love!
(c)IKUKO KODA/ALISON FRASER
After Roxanne decides to pitch in at her older sister's private investigation agency, a beautiful woman named Heather storms in and asks her to investigate her fiance to make sure he isn't cheating. Roxanne arrives at a bar where Heather's sure she'll meet him, and sure enough, there he is-Cade, the man at the center of this mess. There's just one problem-Roxanne falls in love with him at first sight. He's gorgeous...and just her type. But there's no evidence he's been anything but faithful to Heather. When Roxanne tells Heather the results of her investigation, she's not satisfied-she's prepared to do what it takes to make Cade out to be the villain. Roxanne finds herself valiantly defending Cade's honor, her heart full of sympathy for the man...but sympathy's not all she feels for him.
(c)IKUKO KODA/DEBRA D'ARCY
Alicia, an employee at a charitable institution, became more cautious after a shameful experience in her past. But, after reluctantly accepting her coworker's invitation to go to a club, she meets Nikolai and throws all caution to the wind. He is a dangerous, beautiful person who reminds her of a wolf. If she were to get involved with him, she would be making a mistake she couldn't undo. But even so, she can't look away. When they embrace, she is filled with an intense desire. Nikolai's kiss feels like this will be a night of destruction, and Hope isn't sure she even wants to save herself.
(c)IKUKO KODA/CAITLIN CREWS
Sam's plain and proper assistant, Patricia, has developed secret feelings for him. So she thinks she must have died and gone to heaven when he asks her to be his fiancee. Until, that is, Sam tells her the real reason he asked her. It seems the company chairman has decided that Sam needs to get married. Will Patricia go as far as faking a wedding just to please the man of her dreams?
(c)IKUKO KODA/HARLEQUIN BOOKS S.A.
Beth cannot believe her twin sister's request! Laura, Beth's twin, works as a secretary for a man named Marcos. After becoming pregnant from her affair with a fellow company employee, she asks Beth to take her place at work until she gives birth. According to Laura, Marcos is a domineering president who has banned office romance. Unable to turn down her sister's request, Beth nervously goes to work. Her first sighting of Marcos is enough to take her breath away. His untamed sexiness has the power to instantly captivate women. Sexually inexperienced Beth cannot resist his seduction and falls in love with him, all while holding on to her secret...
(c)IKUKO KODA/CATHY WILLIAMS
Anny has a hunch that the man she's dating is sitting in front of her about to propose. But it's no good...there's someone she just can't forget. At that moment, her cell phone rings. It's a call from her boss at the newspaper telling her that Van Carlisle, a big shot in the business world known for his aversion to the media, has demanded an interview with her! Anny's heart is hit by a violent wave. She met Van as a child, they fell deeply in love with each other and then broke up. He's still the man she loves most in all the world. And now he wants to see her again. But why?
(c)IKUKO KODA/ANNE WEALE
Mark may be great at his job, but he's exceedingly bad when it comes to relationships. He's ridiculously sexy and his techniques in bed are extraordinary, so the women he dates become obsessed. Mark mistakes that for love and proposes, each time coming to his senses and canceling right before the wedding! This time Mark is determined to find true love. He goes on a first date with Charlie,falls in love with her at first sight and soon proposes yet again! Is Charlie his forever girl? Will the sixth time be the charm?
(c)IKUKO KODA/VICKI LEWIS THOMPSON
Kate is content with her life. Sure, there are problems at times, but she's happy to have a fun job and a loving husband. But that all ends the day she receives an unmarked letter claiming that her husband is seeing another woman while outraged by the outlandish claim, anxiety wells up within Kate and she begins to doubt her happiness. Kate's husband, Ryan, is a successful author. She thought it was only their clashing schedules intruding on their time together, but when Kate begins to investigate Ryan, the foundation of their marriage begins to crumble. Can it be saved?
(c)IKUKO KODA/SARA CRAVEN