Years of foster care gave Mattie Carter a smart mouth and too much attitude. She dropped out, aged out and grabbed for the freedom. Soon she found herself scared and homeless on some very mean streets.
Caught shoplifting, Mattie is handed to a rescue agency. The result is a job cleaning for a woman devoted to raising pedigreed poodles. Mattie falls in love with the dogs. When Mrs. Hale helps Mattie train as a pet groomer and gets her a job a posh doggie spa, Mattie finds her niche. She even dares dream of a dog grooming business of her own.
Life is perfect until Mrs. Hale’s champion poodle is dognapped for ransom while in Mattie’s care. Everyone, even Mrs, Hale, suspects that Mattie is involved. The spa fires her. All Mattie’s dreams fall into ruin around her.
For once, Mattie won’t give up. She sets out to find the beloved pooch and clear her name. Unfortunately, she stumbles into a terrifying secret world of illegal dog fights, online betting and vicious pit bulls trained to kill much more than each other. Mattie’s problem becomes getting out alive.
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Vacationing in Peru, Angela let her sister talk her into pretending she was the fiancée of the formidable Raoul—all to get a picture for a magazine. Raoul caught her out, furious that her bumbling jeopardized a desperately important project he had worked on for years. To avoid a fiasco of public embarrassment, Raoul insisted the marriage become real.
Despite her protests, he swept Angela off to a small mountain church for a wedding. A short term, name only arrangement, she declared. For answer, he took her into his arms and showed her a lot more than political motives for the match. She learned how deeply he was rooted in that wild land of Inca treasure, conquistadores, plunder, struggle and raw passion. Would Angela be able to cope with her own newly discovered passions when her fierce husband gave her kisses of gold? Or the other woman still determined to have Raoul for her own?
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Before writing The Tomorrow Country, Gail had an exciting career writing romance novels for Harlequin and other publishers. Many of these delightful previous books are still available. She brings all this suspense, excitement, intrigue and warmth to her newest novels.
Barth Tramade captured Meil’s teenage heart, then sailed away. Determined to forget her heartbreak, Meil worked her way to success in the competitive fashion business. But Barth came back into her life, into her blood. Common sense told her not to fall for him again. After all, he promised her nothing more than the wind at her back and wide open seas ahead.
Marcy’s life as a struggling copywriter changed overnight when won a $14 million lottery. Every kook in the country besieged her. Big-hearted bodyguard, Josh, swept her off to Paris to eat, drink, make love and forget the fortune. But the money came between them. When she put her trust in the wrong Frenchman, Marcy realized that money was the least of her problems. Only Josh could save her.
What happens when two rival cosmetic tycoons find themselves tricked into a wild canoe trip with nary a hair product in sight. Elizabeth and Justin, both pampered urbanites, glare and grit their teeth, determined to outdo each other no matter how comic their efforts. But the wilderness makes them forget business and discover the pleasure of doing what comes naturally.
Alix took up her late mother’s archaeological trek deep into the Sahara. Her mother’s sponsor, the notorious Lance de Renard was accompanying her. Rumours about his role in her mother’s life and death filled her trepidation. Yet his every caress made her forget the warnings. She could not help but listen as his tortured heart cried out to her.
Christie McNeill thought she’d captured on camera every living creature in Labrador. Until a somewhat crazy inventor dropped into the picture. Christie didn’t immediately understand the womanly reaction he stirred in her; she’d been isolated from people for so long. But then she looked to the land and realized it was spring. The mating season had begun…
After the death of her fiancé, Celia knew she would never love again. Then Adam came, a man whose memory as lost after an accident at sea. Celia took him into her home and her heart. But who was Adam? Could his past reach out and snatch him away? Was his love a treasure, or just fool’s gold?
Soft-hearted Letty rescues every abandoned plant in her office building. Then she runs into the arms, literally, of renovation mogul Garner. He sweeps her from her quiet street into a whirlwind of high society. Is he ripping her from her roots or helping her blossom into someone she never imagined she could be?
TV journalist Sophie is stuck hosting a cooking show even though she can’t boil water. Real chef, Claude, his horrified. Audiences love Sophie. Soon she is battling Claude’s own show, head to head. Claude woos her with food. Sophie distrusts manly hunks bearing chocolate cake. Yet after she stumbles into dangerous mystery, she might need Claude to save her neck.