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On a cold winter day, as Marianne is serenading passersby on her usual street corner, she's approached by a wealthy-looking man who asks if she'd care to work as a live-in housekeeper at his home. Flashing striking blue eyes and brimming with the refined charm of a gentleman, the man introduces himself as Eduardo. In order to repay him for his generosity, Marianne pours everything into work. But as they continue to live together, she catches a glimpse into the solitude Eduardo harbors in his soul. Though she knows he is only treating her with sympathy, Marianne can't help but yearn to reach out to her boss's lonesome heart.
(c)JINKO SOMA/MAGGIE COX
Innocence and Impropriety ( Current vol 2 )
London, 1817. The Marquess of Tannerton has whatever he needs, but what he truly desires is the company of Rose O'Keefe, the Irish singer who's been captivating hearts at Vauxhall Gardens. While Tannerton's secretary, Flynn, may be proper enough to keep his own interest in the lady from disrupting his employment, the foreboding Lord Greythorne appears to take whatever-and whomever-he wants, whether by money or force. All Rose wishes to do is sing for Flynn, but she may end up using her beautiful voice to cry for his help.
(c)HIROKO MIURA/DIANE PERKINS
Professional painter Alexa Harcourt has just been commissioned for a portrait of Guy de Rochemont, the young head of Europe's most prestigious banking institution. At first Alexa holds nothing but contempt for the rich playboy because he treats their sitting time so frivolously, but even as her irritation grows, Alexa somehow finds herself drowning in Guy's emerald eyes. When he eventually wraps his arms around her, Alexa realizes there's no escaping her true feelings...
(c)YURI KANOKO/JULIA JAMES
Gwen was about to lose her restaurant, a venture she had started with her friend. Gwen was the head chef and the restaurant was doing well, until the day her friend suddenly took off. Still unsure what to do, she meets Count Etienne Moreau. He saves her from a group of drunkards, and then they share a night of passion together. She feels blessedly happy until he tells her the next morning that he'll support her financially if she'll agree to be his mistress... What kind of a restaurateur does he think she is?
(c)RINRI MORIOKA/CHRISTINA HOLLIS
Felicity's father, part of a Spanish dukedom, never recognized her as part of his regal family. But upon his death he leaves his home to her, so she sets off for Spain to investigate. But when she arrives in the crowded airport, who's there to meet her but the man who had succeeded him as Duque:, Vidal y Salvadores. His gaze is cold, and he's clearly still under the misconception that she's a loose woman due to a misunderstanding from seven years earlier. Her burgeoning love for him was destroyed back then, and the atmosphere between them is still tense. When he suddenly kisses her, she knows it's a mistake. Her traitorous heart, however, has other ideas. But will Vidal's eyes always be filled with such contempt for her?
(c)AKIKO MIYAGI/PENNY JORDAN
Years after divorcing her unfaithful husband, Kate Vincent arrives at work assuming it will be just another day. To her dismay, she finds out thather boss is being replaced by her ex-husband, billionaire businessman, Sean Howard. Desperate to keep Sean as far away from herself and her precious little secret, Kate immediately submits her letter of resignation and rushes home. The life she's built instantly shatters around her when Sean shows up on her doorstep refusing to accept her letter of resignation and comes face-to-face with her secret.
Aimi has been living in the past ever since an incident nine years ago when she commited an unforgivable sin. Because of what happened, she has given up any thoughts of fun and joy in her life. But the appearance of Jonas Berkeley changes all that. He sees past her conservative appearance and, despite Aimi's constant attempts to deny herself happiness, fights to show her the gleam of hope that awaits her. It all starts with a global businessman with a persistence for flirting...
(c)HIROMI KOBAYASHI/AMANDA BROWNING
Swept off your feet by an alluring prince on the moonlit beaches of Angyra? It'd be a dream for any number of girls, but Demetria's life is thrown into disarray: she's already engaged to another prince! When the king dies and her fiance, Prince Gregor, falls ill, Demetria's passed from one heir to another. She's destined to be queen whether she likes it or not, but will a mystery man on the beach end up being her salvation, or will she have to be captured and crowned?
(c)KINUKO NAKAYAMA/JANETTE KENNY
After doing a favor for her brother, Lily Wrightington meets a man who takes an instant dislike to her, due to his own misunderstandings. Even so, Prince Marco di Lucchesi can't help but be attracted to her. But once she finished helping her brother, Lily hoped she would no longer have to deal with Prince Marco, and she never thought she'd see him again so soon. Due to her work, Lily has to be shown around Italy by Prince Marco. All seems to go well but soon Lily's past comes back to haunt her. Again, Marco steps in to save the helpless woman. The more time he spends with her, the more he sees how much he misunderstood her. Marco has his own past to deal with, which is what made him so aloof. But after being with Lily, he starts to be able to let the past go. Will he be able to fully move on and accept his feelings for Lily?
(c)KAORU SHINOZAKI/PENNY JORDAN
After learning that her betrothal was just another one of her father's business transactions, Allegra ran away the night before her wedding. She refused to be in a loveless marriage and disowned her family for what they tried to do. Seven years later, she's a new woman with a life she's built on her own. The emotions from her past have long been buried and forgotten. A twist of fate brings Allegra back together with her almost-husband, Stefano. Due to extenuating circumstances, she reluctantly agrees to return to Italy with him and reside in his home. As old wounds reopen, the flame of a love forgotten threatens to consume her, and the past refuses to remain buried any longer.
(c)TAKUMI KUSAKABE/KATE HEWITT
Ever since her father discovered oil below the desert kingdom of Khayarzah,Francesca has been childhood friends with Prince Zahid. After meeting again after many years,Zahid's eyes are captured by this girl who has blossomed into maturity like a beautiful rose. To Francesca,Zahid's always been her first love. She's now engaged to another man but her heart still flutters at the sight of him. When Zahid reveals her fiance's infidelity and adulterous behavior,the engagement is broken off and Francesca is heartbroken,even if he only meant it for her own good. He then invites her back to his country to assist him in his work,where she has no idea how drastically her life will change.
(c)RIN OGATA/SHARON KENDRICK
After her mother passes away,Eva finds out that her father was the prince of a foreign country in the Middle East,and she is escorted to that country to meet her grandfather. When her grandfather arranges for Eva to marry Sheikh Karim Al-Nasr of the neighboring country,she doesn't know what to do! Before,all Eva was worried about was working two jobs in order to live on her own and pay for school; now she must find a way to come off as the worst bridal candidate. Despite her efforts,they are married,and Eva must put up with Karim's cold behavior. Karim's only concern is his daughter,which makes him keep his distance... but it only makes Eva want to get closer to him. Will he eventually let her into his heart?
(c)YORIKO MINATO/KIM LAWRENCE
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!
(c)NANAO HIDAKA/MAYA BANKS
Anna's nineteen, and she's had an unrequited love for Evan for two years. But the thirty-four-year-old Evan treats her like a child and doesn't respond to her attempts. Even that wouldn't make Anna give up on him, though, until one day when Evan comes to a party with his former lover! "Am I really that much of a bother to him?" Anna makes the decision to cut herself off from him. But, noticing how her attitude has changed, now Evan is the one with his heart in turmoil!
(c)KASUMI KURODA/DIANA PALMER
Movie production company associate Grace isn't happy with her new boss, Mitch-he used his fortune to take over the company. Faced with the dilemma of searching for filming locations alone with him, Grace is determined not to let her guard down. However, as the two trek through the great open wilderness, she comes into contact with an unexpected side of Mitch. He appears arrogant, but perhaps there is kindness behind that mask, after all. Shortly after that revelation, the two find themselves in an accident, their car engulfed in flames! With nothing but nature surrounding them and the starry sky above, Grace and Mitch have no choice but to work together to survive.
(c)NATSUE OGOSHI/JENNIE LUCAS
"I won't let you escape this time. I've always loved you." Michelle, a nurse, has come to California to take care of Zak, her brother-in-law and a successful businessman. Zak grew up as an orphan. Seven years younger than Michelle, he was a beautiful but fickle child. But after two years, he has grown into a man who is as virile and attractive as a Greek god. With his dazzling smile, Zak openly seduces Michelle. His attitude is just the same as before, but now poses a dangerous temptation for Michelle. "I knew the day would come when I couldn't resist his allure anymore."
(c)HIROMI KOBAYASHI/REBECCA WINTERS
His beautiful smile sparkled like the sun. From the first moment she set eyes on him, Franco captured Joanne's heart. But Franco only saw Joanne as a little girl at that time.... He fell in love with Joanne's cousin, Rosemary, and married her! Joanne was hurt, and when she finally reunited with Franco after eight years, he was like a different person. Rosemary's death had made him dark and bitter. "I don't care even if I am a substitute for Rosemary...so long as that means that I can heal your wounds...."
(c)YOKO HANABUSA/LUCY GORDON
Laura applies for the position of personal secretary to Vasilii Demidov, a Russian businessman whose origin is also of the people of the desert. Laura has been yearning for him - this older brother of her friend - and even treasures a photo of him that she secretly took ten years ago. However, for some reason during the interview, he shows a strange animosity against Laura as he asks questions full of malevolence. Although she is furious and wishes to leave, out of his urgent need for a secretary who is fluent in Chinese he unexpectedly hires her. The next day, Laura departs for Monte Negro for a business trip alone with him!
The woman Armando falls in love with is the former fiancee of his deceased cousin. He is a charismatic doctor in an Argentinian hospital. Laura is full of passion and excitement about her new job that she got through her lover, Diego. However, the moment she meets Armando, she is not only disrespected, she's not even allowed to do her job. Could she really have been admiring someone like that all this time? What Laura doesn't notice is the flame of lust hidden within Armando's heart....
(c)YOKO IWASAKI/OLIVIA GATES
The Bride of Windermere ( Current vol 2 )
Though she's merely an earl's daughter, the king calls Kit to London. What could the king want with a simple country girl like her? She tries to run away but she's caught by her stepfather and beaten. The black-haired knight, Wolf, who has come to take her on the king's orders, is shocked by her bruised face and her muddy clothes. "This filthy uchin is Lady Catherine?" But despite her beaten face and dirty clothes, her eyes and hidden hair are beautiful beyond imagination...
(c)AKEMI MAKI/MARGO WIDER
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