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Love Under Two Extroverts
Jacqui doesn’t want to fall for New York City slicks Will and Norm Kendall. But their cheesy pick-up lines are stealing her resolve. They remind her of her dad—a natural salesman whose business has always been more important than his only child. Will and Norm come to Lusty to decompress from their high-stress careers. They expect to relax, read, and more or less zone out. They don’t expect to be drawn to prickly Jacqui Bethune. The more they see her, the more they want to get to know her better. But a problem arises in the form of a former client of theirs, a man who’s now wanted by the law. And he blames Will and Norm for his problems. And the closer this miscreant gets to Lusty, the more stressed out Jacqui becomes — and the more Will and Norm learn about family — Lusty Style.
A Very Lusty New Year
It’s November 1979 and Anna Cooper knows her mother wants her to find a rich husband but Anna refuses to fall in line with the plan. Since her mother has always harangued her for being fat and frumpy, she knows no man would want her any way. Eschewing the idle-rich existence her mother lives, Anna wants a job, and answers an intriguing ad in the paper.Craig and Jackson Jessop might be considered investment gurus, but organized they are not. They decide what they need is an office manager—someone who can create order out of their chaos and manage them. It would be helpful, too, if the successful candidate possessed good pattern recognition skills.The minute they set eyes on Anna Cooper, they know she was meant to be theirs. Winning her as their bride should be easy. All they have to do is negotiate their way past a beast of a future mother-in-law, a con man looking to scalp them, and the biggest obstacle of all—Anna, herself, who doesn’t seem to know what a gem she truly is.
Love Under Two Oucasts
Charlotta is mostly not ashamed of the way she paid for her college degree. Mostly. As an exotic dancer at a gentlemen’s club, she earned enough to get her degree in psychology. But sometimes the scorn she’s suffered in the past comes back to haunt her. She fears a similar reaction from Jesse and Barry Benedict. Will they still think she’s good enough for them if she tells them the truth? Jesse and Barry know all about past mistakes and regret. Feeling like outcasts, they left their Montana home and headed to Lusty, hoping to make a new start. Once they understand that Charlotta is their soul mate, they confess their sins of the past—because they want their relationship to have a solid foundation. As Jesse and Barry rush to save Charlotta from a stalker, they all soon learn that moving on is easier said than done—and requires a bigger leap of faith than they’d ever imagined.
Love Under Two Wranglers
Holly Bethune discovers the difference between book boyfriends and real life lovers when Alan Wilson and Duncan Moore aim their lassoes for her. Alan and Duncan recognize Holly as theirs the first moment they set eyes on her. Now they just have to convince the virginal librarian that they can live up to any fictional heroes she can name. As Holly learns to trust those smokin’ hot wranglers, she dares to explore her sensual side—the woman within longing to sample all the delights she loved to read about. Alan and Duncan already know that Lusty is home; and once they get to know Holly they understand she’s the woman that’s always been destined to be theirs. They long to give her the happy-ever-after she’s dreamed of. Then their past comes back to bite them in the ass.Years before, they helped uncover a conspiracy, in which racehorses were killed for profit. They didn’t take the threats against them seriously then, but they’re about to discover just how deadly a woman scorned can be.
Love Under Two Undercover Cops
Having suddenly found herself out of work, Nancy Jessop returns home to Lusty from DC. Determined to get on with her life and never look back, she’s shocked when two hot lawyers, Washington lobbyists Eli Barton and Jeremiah Winthrop, show up at her cousin Gord’s engagement party at Lusty Appetites. Nancy wastes no time in telling them to leave—which of course prompts them to do the exact opposite.The men need to come clean about a couple of things. The first is that they’re not just lawyers—they’re FBI agents who’ve spent the last couple of years working undercover as members of a task force. The second is more complicated: they are in love with her, but they have reason to suspect she’s somehow landed on the shit list of a very influential, and very unsavory politician. Will Eli and Jeremiah be able to stop the man bent on harming their woman—and win her trust and love?
Love Under Two Introverts
Clayton Dorchester moves himself and his children to Lusty after the death of his wife. Clay needed the comfort of family and to keep his oldest from big-city temptations. Gord Jessop has fallen in love with Tasha Garwood. Convincing Clay that he’s too shy to make a move toward Tasha himself, he talks his friend into the perfect solution. They can court her together. Gord knows that Clay is half in love with Tasha. He figures a bit of Lusty-style living and loving will mend his best friend’s broken heart, as well as make his own dreams of having a family finally come true.Tasha is already gone over not only both men, but Clay’s kids as well. But she’s afraid that once they know her secret they’ll no longer want her. As these three wounded souls find their way together, a threat emerges that baffles and confounds them, and puts all their hopes for a happy ever after at risk.
Their Lusty Little Valentine
Samantha Kincaid knows what she wants in life. Since she was a teenager, she has planned to be a lawyer, a judge, and one day, maybe, the first woman Justice of the Supreme Court. Knowing that no one will credit her accomplishments locally because her father wields significant influence, she decides to head to Austin, Texas, to accomplish her goals. All is going well until she takes a wrong turn and ends up stranded in a town called Lusty when her car dies.Preston, Taylor, and Charles Kendall recognize Samantha as the woman that was meant to be theirs when they come to her aid. She always knew she had to choose between having a career and a family. It was never a difficult choice because she had never met a man who appealed to her enough to marry. Now she’s met three. The only real question is, can the men convince Samantha that she can indeed have it all, with them?
Love Under Two Quarterbacks
Ari Stein is certain that romance is nowhere in the cards for her. Carrying the scars from a traumatic childhood, she’s wandered, rootless, until she landed in Lusty. Now her restless spirit has calmed and for the first time since she was teen, she feels safe and at home. Twins, Cord and Jackson Benedict, have built rather amazing careers in the NFL, earning themselves the moniker, “The Wonder Twins.” Then Jackson takes a hit in training camp and it’s time to start over. Grandma Kate convinced them to come to Lusty and meet this side of their family. One look at Ari and they know they made the right move—and once they see the way the Lusty branch of their family lives, they know what they want their future to be. Will they succeed in getting Ari to open up and trust them? Or will a specter from her past, and an annoying little pissant from theirs, stop them from finding their happy ever after?
Love Under Two Responders
Carol Ashwood, esthetician, arrives in Lusty, Texas with no expectations but to earn her way and heal her heart from a major fight with her family. She’s led a sheltered life, but refuses to judge the way the people of Lusty live—and love. And that is probably a good thing, because she falls in love at first sight with Warren and Edward Jessop. Warren and Edward have been the town’s paramedics for a long time. Respected and loved by all, they’re still considered to be nerdy and socially awkward. And they are, with two exceptions—when they’re on a call, and when they’re with Carol. Their courtship is complicated by Carol’s family issues and the fact that someone has taken shots at Edward. And while the state police say it was only a drunken hunter shooting astray, investigation soon proves otherwise. Will they discover who has a grudge against one small town paramedic before that shooter tries again?
Love Under Two Private Dicks
Emily Anne Bancroft doesn’t see herself as a woman worthy of one man’s love, let alone two. Yet the hunger growing inside her for Mel Richardson and Connor Talbot can’t be denied. It’s up to those two private dicks to prove to her they’re, all three, meant to form a Lusty kind of family. Soon, she’s discovering that not only is she worthy, but she truly needs them both. And just when they have her where they want her, they discover this ménage lifestyle requires something from them they’re suddenly not sure if they can give. Matters are further complicated by the sly conniving of Emily Anne’s ex-boyfriend, and a case the men have been working on for the Lusty Town Trust. They’ve finally found the man who stole the Rhodes sisters' inheritance. He’s living on the outskirts of Divine, Texas. And he’s more unbalanced, and deadly, than anyone could ever have imagined.
Love Under Two Adventurers
Rebecca Jessop had just decided to damn her pride and go after Greg Benedict, when he arrives with his lover Cody Harper! But loving two adventurers brings complications she never saw coming.Greg, who already lost one lover to tragedy, knows he’s got to face his own demons if he wants to build a future with Cody and Rebecca. Nothing could please him more than to realize there’s a strong bit of lust at first sight between Cody and Rebecca. Now if only they can surmount one more hurdle. Cody is in need of recuperation time after a harrowing ordeal in Europe, but he’s suffering a little more than he wants to admit. Will the love of two people, and the support of an entire community, be enough to help Cody slay his own dragon? Rebecca’s not without her demons. It only remains to be seen if the threat to her is identified before it is too late.
Love Under Two Jessops
Chloe Rhodes has moved from Divine to Lusty, Texas, and is getting ready to open her day spa. She’s nearly over the most recent traumas in her life, too, having to break the heart of a good man and taking the life of a very bad one to save Lusty’s Sheriff. Chloe has always maintained that her sister was the only one deeply troubled by their earlier tragedy. As those firemen begin to woo her, Chloe sees she has baggage she’s never dealt with when the Town Trust hires investigators to solve the theft of Chloe and Carrie’s inheritance by their father’s business partner. As two investigators begin to dig into the past on behalf of two orphaned girls, Grant and Andrew Jessop have a bit of a mystery of their own to solve. For it seems that someone is setting grass fires in Hamilton County, right next door. And it looks like the fire bug is heading toward Lusty.malfunctions that have been plaguing the airfield, before becoming victims of foul play themselves?
A Very Lusty Christmas
Lieutenant Kate Wesley couldn’t believe the audacity of the two pursuit pilots! Bad enough Gerald Benedict grabbed her into a steamy, delicious kiss, but his brother Patrick did the same thing! They let her go, promising to see her soon. Kate knows that will never happen. There is no room for romance between a lieutenant and a major, or two, in 1942. Yet before she knows it, Kate is promoted and sent to a small town in Texas to be the nurse-administrator for a convalescent home. She soon learns a formidable family matriarch by the name of Sarah Carmichael Benedict is behind this move—and those two pilots she thought never to see again are determined to woo her. With the future tenuous at best, will Kate risk everything for love? And will her men find the root of the malfunctions that have been plaguing the airfield, before becoming victims of foul play themselves?
APP Exclusive: Love Under Two Masters
Daisy Kendrick knows she has but one chance to fix her life, and the lives of her former two masters. With the help of two other Doms—Jordan Fitzpatrick, owner of Reckless Abandon, and Robert Jessop of the Lusty, Texas, Jessops—Daisy lures Christopher Lyons and Rory Phelps to her side. Daisy will beg as she’s never begged before, and give Christopher her ultimate trust by submitting to his whip. She knows it’s her fault their relationship crashed and burned years before. Only she can fix it. Daisy soon learns, however, that things aren’t quite as she believed them to be—and she’s not the only one eaten with guilt, and not the only one who has a plan. Deserted, alone together and naked, it only remains to be seen whether or not three hearts can trump a load of pride, and if Daisy will realize her fondest wish, a lifetime of love under two masters.
Love Under Two Cowboys
Carrie Rhodes doesn’t plan to fall for Chase and Brian Benedict. The past has taught her she’s better off alone. But once her heart opens to these two cowboys, she yearns to live her own happy-ever-after. Chase and Brian demand that Carrie shares her soul before they share her body. Surrounded by the loving families of her new coworkers and friends, Carrie dares to do as they ask, and reach for her very own happy-ever-after. But a monster from her past threatens that happiness, and it’s up to the entire town of Lusty, led by her two cowboys, to keep her safe. Julian Alvarez makes his way to Lusty, seeking to make amends with his estranged brother and find his place in the world. Even as he agrees to help Brian and Chase with their ranch, he wonders why fate keeps drawing him down the road, toward a city called Divine, Texas.
Love Under Two Doctors
Jillian Gillespie adopted a no-more-men policy after her divorce. Yet there’s something about Drs. Robert and David Jessop that short-circuits her best intentions. Robert and David recognize their soul mate in Jillian, a natural-born sub. They only have to convince her she is a sub and theirs. Robert assures himself that he has his control issues under control. Mentoring with Jordan Fitzpatrick, owner of the private BDSM club Reckless Abandon, helped him find his balance. Besides, the real problem was back at that inner-city emergency room, where chaos too often reigned—not here in Lusty, Texas. A woman who doesn’t believe in forever, and two Doms in need of inner peace. Will love be the answer?
Love Under Three Titans
Richard, Trevor, and Kevin Benedict thought they weren’t meant for marriage until Margaret Morrison arrived in Lusty. It doesn’t take the triplets long to understand that Maggie herself had given up on some things in life, too—like having a family of her own or a happy-ever-after. So they tease her and tempt her, promising her that since they’re all unattached adults, they can enjoy each other, and indulge in some "fun and games." Maggie agrees to fun and games, certain once they discover she’s no good at sex they’ll leave. Instead she catches fire in their arms, and as lust turns to love she wonders if she can get the men to accept a different game plan. And then a specter from the Benedicts’ recent past arrives on the scene. Intent on revenge, their enemy is determined to destroy whatever—or whoever—the triplets hold dear. Can the Benedict men keep Maggie safe, or will their enemy destroy their happy-ever-after?
Love Under Two Kendalls
After months of gentle wooing, Adam and Jake Kendall know their sweet Ginny Rose is on the verge of saying yes to a romance with them. But then her former abuser escapes from jail, and suddenly, all bets are off. Ginny can’t reason through the terror that grips her when she learns Deke Walters is free. He threatened to kill her and her son Benny—and Ginny will do anything to keep Benny safe. Adam and Jake assure Ginny that they can keep her and her son safe, but Ginny has had enough of feeling like a victim. Besides, how can she stand tall and behave like a whole woman when deep inside, she knows the wounds she suffered never truly healed? Bold action is required, and Ginny finds her courage, but will that discovery cost her the love of the men she knows she can’t live without?
Love Under Two Navy Seals
Julia Benedict fled New York City for her home of Lusty, Texas, after one unforgettable night making love under two Navy SEALs. But Dev and Drew are more Alpha than all the men of her family combined, and if there’s one thing Julia doesn’t want, it’s a pair of husbands who will boss her around just as her brothers have always done. As Dev and Drew set out to court her, Julia begins to understand there’s a world of difference between bossy brothers and strong, caring lovers. But a case of mistaken identity finds Julia kidnapped. As the men of Lusty gather to entrap the villain, it is the women who take the biggest stand—and the biggest risk.
Love Under Two Strong Men
Tracy has been in love with Jordan Kendall forever. When Jordan gets together with Peter Alvarez, she couldn’t be happier. She fell in love with the handsome Fed at first sight, and she knows the sparks are there for all three of them. So Tracy takes the biggest gamble of her life. Jordan has never been able to completely relax in his own skin. He wants to believe Tracy and Peter can be his for a lifetime, but his own self-doubt keeps getting in the way. Then he learns that Peter’s got a price on his head, and Jordan knows he’ll do anything he has to do to protect the man, and the woman, he loves.
Love Under Two Flyboys
When she emergency lands her uncle’s new plane at their airfield, Tamara Jones reluctantly agrees to accept Morgan and Henry Kendall’s help in getting the Piper fixed. The brothers Kendall fire her jets, but she knows better than to trust in love. It doesn’t take Morgan and Henry long to understand that Tamara has commitment issues. With enough time, they know they can show her they all have what it takes for the long haul. But then a stranger comes to town, and there are questions about the plane she arrived in, and soon keeping her takes a back seat to keeping her safe.
Love Under Two Honchos
Josh and Alex have devised what they believe to be a sound, logical method for finding a wife. Then Penelope Primrose enters their lives, and suddenly they’re not as interested in their logical plan as they had been. Penelope accepts a job offer from Kate Benedict, never expecting to find love under two honchos. But life has taught her only a fool counts on a happy ever after, and she’s no fool. Then she finds out about the Legacy Project, and suddenly Penelope is no longer willing to settle for what she thinks the brothers Benedict are offering her. Will Josh and Alex be able to convince Penelope that she can have her happy ever after with them before she walks out of their lives for good?
Love Under Two Wildcatters
Twenty-first century women don’t need a man—or two or three—to make their lives complete. That’s been Susan Benedict’s mantra for some time now. The sadder truth is, she doesn’t know if she'll ever find any men as manly as her relatives are—both past and present. Enter Colt Evans and Ryder Magee, two rough-and-tumble wildcatters . Soon Susan finds herself discovering the thrill of love under two wildcatters, but there’s a catch. Someone seems determined to destroy all Colt and Ryder have built up over the years. Will Colt and Ryder be able to uncover their enemy and conquer Susan’s mistrust before it’s too late?
Love Under Two Benedicts
Kelsey Madison found a new beginning in Lusty, Texas. Once she realizes that two of Lusty’s most eligible bachelors have turned their sights on her, she decides there’s nothing wrong with having a little fun, as long as it’s only physical. Matthew and Steven Benedict knew Kelsey was the one for them the moment they saw her. They set out to woo her with flowers, chocolates and wild sex designed to addict her to them. Then an unexpected guest cracks the ice encasing Kelsey’s heart, making her face the ghosts from her past, finally putting them to rest. But her future with the brothers Benedict is threatened when an unknown enemy targets Kelsey. Can they stop him before it’s too late?
Love Under Two Lawmen
As the illegitimate daughter of a kept woman, Amanda Dupree is considered unmarriageable. So she becomes a private investigator but when a disgraced businessman threatens to get even, she decides it’s a good time leave town. She even has a destination in mind: Waco Texas, the cousin she’s never met and a quest for lost Confederate gold. Texas Ranger Adam Kendall and lawyer Warren Jessop are two lawmen with a secret. Lovers at a time when their actions could net them the death sentence in some places, all they want is enough space and privacy to live as they choose. The moment they meet fiery-haired Amanda Dupree they know she belongs with them and vow to help her on her quest.
Love Under Two Gunslingers
Sold into marriage by her father, Sarah discovers she’s drawn to the two gunslingers escorting her to her new home. Caleb and Joshua Benedict look nothing alike, yet these twins both make Sarah’s body shiver and her heart quiver. When danger threatens, her protectors lead Sarah into the untamed wilderness of Indian Territory. Caleb and Joshua Benedict are twins who’ve always agreed on the most important things in life, and one thing they agree on is they both want Sarah. When they discover someone’s trying to kill her they know they’ll move heaven and hell to keep her safe. And when she comes to them to offer all she is, they know they’ll do anything--anything at all to keep her.
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