Author > “Nanami Akino”(Order by Newest First)
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Lucille is a teacher at a girls' school in nineteenth-century England, but her twin sister, Susanna, is a high-class courtesan. One day, Susanna shows up at Lucille's door, asking Lucille to pretend to be her and stay at their late father's house while Susanna is away! Lucille can't say no to her sister, so she agrees to play the part of a courtesan, but what will she say when her new landlord, Count Seagrave, asks her to become his lover?
(c)NANAMI AKINO/NICOLA CORNICK
Sam is a career-driven woman and the daughter of a governor, with the height and determination to put regular men to shame. When one of her colleagues teases her that she's "not a woman," she makes the decision to find and marry her soul mate. To her surprise, the one to throw a wrench in her plans is her father's right-hand man, Liam. Because just before she leaves for England to find her soul mate, he gives her a passionate goodbye kiss!
(c)NANAMI AKINO/PENNY JORDAN
Damiano and Sofia, the Duke and Duchess of San Rinaldo, have been living apart for the past five months. Damiano was the man she's loved since she was a little girl, but there's only so much she can take! Damiano has been keeping a mistress ever since Sofia married him. Their son is her only source of joy. Even their people are gossiping about the possibility of their divorce. When Damiano orders her to play the part of the happy wife more convincingly to squelch the rumors, she's amazed at his gall!
(c)NANAMI AKINO/STEPHANIE HOWARD
After five years of unrequited pining for Nic, her brother's business partner, Brooke was thrilled he finally felt the same way. They were ecstatic and in love, but then Nic suddenly broke up with her and disappeared. A month later, Brooke notices her body changing and heads to Greece so she can find Nic and tell him the happy news. But Brooke is the only one happy about being reunited after so long. Nic is the prince of Sherdana, and he must find a wife, a woman of higher status than Brooke. Realizing she can never marry him, Brooke suddenly finds herself unable to tell him about the pregnancy...
(c)NANAMI AKINO/CATHERINE SCHIELD
In the Kingdom of Sherdana, Prince Gabriel is anxious in the days leading up to his wedding. Bound by an arranged political betrothal, he knows nothing of who he will be marrying. For her part, Olivia, his bride-to-be, is also racked with worry. As the fiancee of a celebrated and highly sought-after prince, she doubts she's worthy of being his wife. Later, just a month after their wedding, she receives unexpected news from Gabriel. It seems his ex-girlfriend of three years earlier has passed away, leaving behind her two daughters...and he's the father!
(c)NANAMI AKINO/CATHERINE SCHIELD
As the granddaughter of a duke, Francesca is expected to proceed with an arranged marriage. But right before her wedding day, her fiance abandons her! Unable to handle the pity and inquisitive stares of those around her, she leaves Venice and heads to England where she meets an arrogant novelist named Oliver. He shows up at her welcome party and overwhelms her with gray eyes the color of ice. Despite a horrible first impression, Francesca and Oliver end up working together on his upcoming novel... Could their working relationship become something more?
(c)NANAMI AKINO/PENNY HALSALL
Tricia works at a coffee shop for now, but she dreams of starting her own business-a pet salon. The problem is that the bank doesn't want to finance her dream. But then a mysterious man walks into her coffee shop and introduces himself. His name is Lassiter Dragan, and he's a well-known venture capitalist! He tells her not to miss this chance and promises her a loan if she'll agree to play his wife over the holidays. Tricia knows this is the way to make her dreams come true, but a man that charming is dangerous! She's hesitant, but she decides to go along with his suggestion. Could this be the start of a Christmas miracle?
(c)NANAMI AKINO/RENEE ROSZEL WILSON
Hattie's been taking care of her late sister's niece, but if she wants to keep doing so, she's going to need help. So she's proposed a fake marriage to her ex, millionaire Luc Cavallo. In order to keep her niece away from her nasty brother-in-law's family, she's lied about having a rich fiance, and now she's going to need to produce one! As Hattie was explaining the situation to him, she was sure Luc would say no, but to her surprise, he accepted her proposal. He even asked her and Deedee to move in with him. All of her wishes immediately came true, yet her mind fluctuated between elation and doubt-has Hattie made a deal with a devil?
(c)NANAMI AKINO/JANICE MAYNARD
Tomboy Katie Malloy was neighbor to Sean Fitzpatrick and his brothers...and effectively an adopted member of their family. Kate and Sean have spent the past two decades as best friends, supporting one another in their various relationships and life goals. Now, as they near their thirties, Sean is a successful private investigator in business with his brothers. And Katie? She wants to have a child, and she has a list of potential fathers for Sean to investigate. While Sean will investigate three potential baby daddies, he just has to know whose were the other two names that Katie struck from her list. One was his brother with whom she broke things off. The other was Sean himself. Would Sean want to be the father of Katie's child? Katie's been like a sister to him all these years, but maybe their friendship has been hiding something more...
(c)NANAMI AKINO/METSY HINGLE
Matt, the CEO of the world-famous House of Valente, was an object of desire for every woman. One night, Lana seduced Matt and they spent a dreamy night together. Their encounter left Lana pregnant, but she gave birth without being able to tell Matt about the baby. A year and a half later, Matt shocked Lana by showing up on her doorstep. In order to make the baby a legitimate Valente heir, he proposed a yearlong marriage. He said that if Lana refused, he'd sue her for embezzlement and take the child away. But Lana defended her innocence. How could he say such a cruel thing to her?
(c)NANAMI AKINO/MAXINE SULLIVAN
Wealthy business tycoon Nick has a proposal for Sasha Blake, and when she hears it, she can't believe her ears. If he doesn't get married soon, his father will sell the house his family has called home for generations...and he wants Sasha to enter into a marriage of convenience so he won't have to lose it. She answers his proposal with a swift, indignant rejection...until her parents beg her to marry Nick in a last-ditch effort to save the Blake family business. Now she's left with no choice but to tell Nick she'll marry him after all. There's just one problem: he was her first kiss seven years ago, and she's been saving herself for marriage ever since...but she can't let him know that!
(c)NANAMI AKINO/MAXINE SULLIVAN
This bundle contains : SCANDALOUS PASSION, THE SCANDALOUS HEIRESS, and THE SECRETARY'S SCANDALOUS SECRET.
In order to clean up her scandalous past before her grandfather's upcoming presidential election, Phoebe pays a visit to her college boyfriend, Carter. They used to be madly in love, until the difference between their social statuses proved too big a gap to bridge. If the intimate photos Carter took of Phoebe back when they were dating ever got into the press's hands, it would be disastrous for her grandfather's reputation. But when Phoebe sees Carter for the first time in twelve years, she barely recognizes her old sweetheart. The once lanky, frail boy has turned into a brawny, confident man. Carter makes Phoebe a deal. He'll give her the photos if she agrees to go out with him-one date per photo.
(c)RINKO ICHINOSEKI/EMILIE ROSE CUNNINGHAM
(c)NANAMI AKINO/KATHRYN ATTALLA
(c)TAKUMI KUSAKABE/CATHY WILLIAMS
This bundle contains : Valenti's One-Month Mistress, One Summer in Italy, and A MOTHER FOR HIS DAUGHTER.
Faye Matteson spent an entire summer in Rome working alongside Dante Valenti, the owner of the famed Il Maia Hotel and its even more famous restaurant, Perfezione. While the summer was enchanting, it ended bitterly. Walking through the doors of the Il Maia now, with that summer six years behind her, she is once again face-to-face with the man who shattered her innocent heart. To add insult to injury, he offers to bail her restaurant out, but only if she agrees to some devious conditions. In a whirlwind of bitterness and intense longing, the two relive the mistakes they made that summer long ago.
(c)YUKI SHIOMIYA/SABRINA PHILIPS
(c)NANAMI AKINO/LUCY GORDON
(c)AKIKO IIZUKA/ALLY BLAKE
This bundle contains : The Boss's Unconventional Assistant, BLACKMAILED BY THE BOSS, and HER SURGEON BOSS.
Temp worker Sophia has been assigned as a personal assistant to Grey Barlow, multimillionaire and CEO of a major property developer. Her duty: to aid in his recovery from an on-site accident. Unfortunately, the stubborn Grey has other plans. The workaholic has no time for rest, and demands she help him get his job done and nothing more. But Sophia has other ideas. Disheartened but determined, she vows to win her boss over with home cooking and tender loving care. But in the process, she can't help but be pulled in by his charming smile and deep green eyes...
(c)MOTOYO FUJIWARA/JENNIFER ANN RYAN
(c)NANAMI AKINO/KATHRYN ROSS
(c)SAKAKI HASHIMOTO/ABIGAIL GORDON
Looking up at the skyscraper in Boston, Kat is feeling both nervous and excited. She is about to step into the office of her ex-boyfriend Nate, where they'll be working together. Five years ago, when he asked her to choose between work and their relationship, Kat said goodbye to Nate. Kat wonders whether he still remembers their amazing days together. But this sweet moment of nostalgia doesn't last long. When she enters the office, Nate's cold eyes tell her everything she needs to know-what's between them is just business...
(c)NANAMI AKINO/HARLEQUIN BOOKS S.A.
Alex, the CEO of a large corporation, has fallen in love at first sight with the illustrious Olivia. With his father threatening to sell the company if he does not marry within six months, he is delighted that the ideal woman has appeared. Olivia's heart is set aflutter at the sight of Alex, but she worries that fraternizing with such a dangerous man is like playing with fire. So what is she to think when Alex asks her to marry him at the end of their dinner?
(c)NANAMI AKINO/MAXINE SULLIVAN
This bundle contains :"THE HUSBAND CAMPAIGN","SEDUCING MR. RIGHT",and "THE PRINCE'S BRIDE"."Make the man chase you. Just don't run so fast he can't catch you." This kind of love strategy is what Kerry's great-grandmother wrote about in the journal Kerry just received. Kerry decides to test it on Jake, the man she had an unrequited love for and was rejected by when she was a teenager. Even though she thought she'd gotten over him a long time ago, the unexpectedly positive results of her strategy are making her feelings resurface...
(c)YUMI IMAMURA/BARBARA MCMAHON
(c)NANAMI AKINO/CHERRY ADAIR
(c)MISUZU SASAKI/LISA RIZOLI
This bundle contains :"The Greek Tycoon's Achilles Heel","THE BEJEWELLED BRIDE",and "HIS BABY!".Young Petra saw a grown man cry for the first time. Left alone at a party by her mother, she sees Lysandros on the roof, where he is trying to kill himself, and manages to stop him. She couldn't forget his face and he ended up being her first love. Ten years later, he is a wealthy Greek tycoon...and her stepfather's rival. She read in the gossip magazines that he became a famous playboy, and had apparently forgotten all about her. Petra tries to get close to him, but then finds out about a feud between their two families...
(c)HINOTO MORI/LUCY GORDON
(c)NANAMI AKINO/LEE WILKINSON
(c)MIKA KAWACHI/SHARON KENDRICK
Fifteen years ago, Isabelle, a rich young woman, fell in love with Emilio, her housekeeper's son. And, though they were from different worlds, they promised to elope. But just before they were to marry, Isabelle broke their promise and married another man. Today, their circumstances are reversed; Emilio has hired Isabelle to work as his housekeeper. Isabelle performs as poorly as you'd expect given her charmed upbringing, but Emilio is surprisingly kind to her. Her heart races with the possibility that the young man who once loved her is still somewhere inside Emilio, but Isabelle is all too unaware of his cruel secret plan-to seduce her, then break her heart!
(c)NANAMI AKINO/MICHELLE CELMER
To fulfill a promise she made to her late fiance, Chastity visits a wealthy man, Gabe, who is a smart, handsome businessman. When she was working for him, she had a secret crush on him. She knocks on his door as the fiancee of Gabe's late brother, but he treats her as if she's a gold digger who is after his family's assets! Despite their awful meeting, Gabe suddenly asks her if she can tag along with him to a resort island. She knows he hates her, so she feels bewildered by his offer.
(c)NANAMI AKINO/SANDRA HYDE
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