A second chance at the one thing his billions can’t buy…
As a trauma surgeon, Isabelle Rockwell has devoted her life to helping others. Her life is too crazy for romance…despite a powerful attraction to a stranger during an unexpected layover in Italy. But there’s no time to obsess over the mystery man. Recurring dreams of her mother are calling her home to the family lodge in the mountains, where a surprise guest is staying for the holidays—who else but her airport hottie!
Battling a takeover, billionaire Lyle Guero has been asked by his board of directors to lay low. What better place than Rocky Peak Lodge, his latest silent investment, home to the woman who’s haunted his thoughts since Rome? Independent, fascinating, equally career-focused, she’s the perfect temporary distraction.
But he didn’t count on the holiday spirit, the zany Rockwell family, or the danger lurking in the snowy shadows of the Cascades.
How far will two renegade hearts go for a chance at love?
As MVP tight end for the Rough Riders, I’m used to getting what I want. When I want.
If my sexy as sin looks don’t seal the deal, my larger than life bankroll does.
Plus, once women see what I’m packing below the belt, they always come back for more. And I’m happy to oblige, before sending them on their satisfied way.
None of that matters now. My sights are set on a Super Bowl ring—kicking ass on the field and staying focused are my only options, getting distracted is not.
Then Shannon Hale shows up and suddenly I’m fumbling like a rookie over the quarterback’s sassy little sister.
She’s not like other women. Wants nothing to do with me… NFL’s resident playboy. The harder she pulls, the more I push.
Now the only game I want to win involves getting her in my bed, but I still have one little problem. She’s very much off limits.
Good thing I’ve learned when you’re playing for keeps, sometimes you have to play dirty.
She’ll put her life on the line for him . . .
When Akira Ayres finds the brawny Scot with a musket ball in his thigh, the healer has no qualms about doing whatever it takes to save his life. Even if it means fleeing with him across the Highlands to tend to his wounds while English redcoats are closing in. Though Akira is as fierce and brave as any of her clansmen, even she’s intimidated by the fearsome, brutally handsome Highlander who refuses to reveal his name.
Yet she can never learn his true identity.
Geordie knows if Akira ever discovers he’s the Duke of Gordon, both her life and his will be forfeit in a heartbeat. The only way to keep the lass safe is to ensure she’s by his side day and night. But the longer he’s with her, the harder it becomes to think of letting her go. Despite all their differences, despite the danger-he will face death itself to make her his . . .