Rita Bradshaw was born on 1950 in Northampton, England, where she was educated as a good Christian by her mother Vi Whitsey. She met Clive, her husband, at the age of 16 and now the magic is still there. They have three lovely children, Cara, Faye, and Benjamin. For years, Rita worked as secretary.
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The temptation of one last night of heady passion with her husband is too much for Melanie Masterson to resist… But in the morning she kisses his sexy mouth goodbye and turns her back on her marriage, believing Forde deserves someone better -- someone who can be a good wife and mother. Discove...
An impossible temptation Her fiancé has been stolen by her sister, she’s lost in the remote country lanes of Italy and her hire car has broken down! Wondering what else will go wrong, Cherry Gibbs looks up to meet the searing gaze of Vittorio Carella. Despite his having everything she has ...
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The night before Christmas... On Christmas Eve, Melody James leaves the hospital to start life anew without her charismatic, powerful husband, Zeke. The injuries that ended her dancing career -- and her marriage -- may have healed, but her heart is still shattered. Tycoon Zeke fought to be the be...
Nervous as a kitten whenever he comes near... Toni George needs a job to clear the gambling debts her late husband secretly accrued. With tiny twin girls to feed, she has no choice but to accept a position with notorious heartbreaker Steel Landry. Steel is intrigued by and more than a little...
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Sensible...but ripe for seduction! Rachel Ellington is used to being invisible to men, and that's fine. One example of male deceit in the past was enough to put her off for life! Now she's being pursued by millionaire businessman Zac Lawson -- but what can this dazzlingly handsome man see in her? ...
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Willow Landon is starting a new life. She's determined to prove herself as an independent woman, having escaped a controlling relationship. She certainly doesn't need help from Morgan Wright, her arrogant neighbor! Morgan may have movie-star good looks, own a country estate and have millions in the...
Mistletoe, marriage and the millionaire Miriam knew her whirlwind marriage to millionaire Jay Carter wouldn't last. Plain and ordinary, she just didn't fit into his polished penthouse apartment or his glamorous lifestyle! Out of place and out of confidence, Miriam fled before Jay could realize his...
From shy secretary... Blaise West is Kim Abbott's new boss, and he's even more formidable than office gossip led her to believe. Shy, tall and awkward, Kim's used to hiding in the background -- but in Blaise's powerful presence, she feels feminine and desired! ...to his after-hours mistress! I...
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She's saving herself for her wedding night... Marianne Carr will do anything to save her home, and ruthless businessman Rafe Steed knows it! He has a score to settle with the Carr family, and after one meeting with this delicate beauty he decides he will have the house...and the girl! Against her...
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Seduction is on the agenda! As far as secretary Gina Leighton is concerned, billionaire businessman Harry Breedon has never shown more than a professional interest in her. Why should he? Plain and plump, Gina knows she's hardly trophy--wife material! But Harry has noticed her--sexy curves and...
As a lawyer, Zeke Russell is second to none; dynamic and driven, he always wins. So when his ex-fiancee Melody Taylor asks for his help, he takes his chance to settle an old score! Melody didn't think she would ever have to see Zeke again, but now she has no choice but to swallow her pride and a...
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Billionaires always get what they want! Travis Black might be darkly, broodingly handsome, but as far as Beth is concerned he's also very infuriating! What would a rich, successful and charming man like him want with a quiet, vulnerable and oh-so-ordinary woman like her? Travis soon makes th...
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The billionaire's bride--by Christmas! Blossom was not the type to attract eligible rich men and keep them--her marriage lasted six months before her husband dumped her...on Christmas Eve! So when Zak Hamilton--a billionaire businessman--demanded a date, she was determined not to get involved...
He wants her--so he'll wed her! Maisie Burns is a nice girl, with little experience of the world. But that doesn't stop tycoon Blaine Morosini from wanting her! Maisie doesn't see the effect she has on the enigmatic Italian--she thinks she's far too plain for a man like him to notice her. But th...
Experience the love, warmth and magic Christmas brings, with this heartwarming collection from three favorite Harlequin authorsSo much stands between Lancashire mill owner Haywood Denshaw and his new housekeeper Marianne Brown. But even disparate social standing and rumors of disreputable pasts can...
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His chosen wife? Nick Morgan was way out of Cory's league. Wealthy, suave and devastatingly handsome, he was a legendary playboy who had women falling at his feet. If and when he decided to marry, surely his chosen wife would be blond and beautiful--not plain and sweet looking like Cory? But,...
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A BRIDE FOR THE TAKING? Carter Blake just loves a challenge, and is used to getting his own way; he didn't become a millionaire by taking "no" for an answer! As soon as he meets Liberty Fox he knows he has to have her. However, to his amazement, Liberty is not so easily seduced.... Carter now h...
She won't be bedded by blackmail! Zeke Russell as a lawyer is second to none; dynamic and driven, he always wins. So when his ex-fiancee Melody Taylor asks for his help, he takes his chance to settle an old score! Melody didn't think she has no choice but to swallow her pride and accept his ...
Marsha is shocked to see her soon-to-be ex-husband again. She hasn't seen Taylor Kane since she left him because she suspected him of having an affair. Now she's trying desperately not to fall for him all over again. After all, he cheated on her... didn't he? But he is gorgeous -- too gorgeous by h...
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She's a beauty... When Kay Sherwood steps into Mitchell Grey's office he's so fiercely attracted to her fiery good looks he insists that she join him for dinner. Can she tame the beast? But up until now Mitchell has indulged only in no-strings affairs, and the suave tycoon is taken aback by the in...
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The deal is: be his mistress! From the moment tycoon Kingsley Ward walks into Rosie's office,she recognizes the sexual invitation in his eyes.But when they sign a business agreement and Kingsley makes it clear he wants Rosie as part of the deal,she's outraged! Kingsley's initial purpose had b...
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Name: Jacques Querruel Occupation: Self-made millionaire Reputation: The ultimate playboy Jacques Querruel appeared regularly in society magazines with a string of women.When he decided that he wanted shy, sexy Holly Stanton as his personal assistant, it was a fait accompli! Holly fully int...
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Powerful tycoon Clay Lincoln was the only man who could save Robyn's PR company. The deal was simple: he'd finance her, but remain a silent partner. Robyn wouldn't actually need to work with him.... Robyn was still embarrassed over a passionate kiss they'd once shared -- after which Clay had jus...
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Captive at Christmas! Marigold Flower couldn't wait to spend the festive season in her friend's cottage -- without a man in sight! But after injuring her ankle, she was thrown on the mercy of her arrogant neighbor instead -- handsome surgeon Flynn Moreau. Flynn took charge and insisted Marigo...
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Kim had been ecstatic when Lucas Kane offered her a job as his new secretary -- until she realized that her new boss was breathtakingly sexy. Could she stay true to her vow of avoiding an office affair? And Lucas wasn't just a powerful tycoon -- he struck up an instant rapport with Kim's little ...
The determined bridegroom! Jared Vincent is a man with a mission. Since the moment he set eyes on Henrietta, his new tenant, he's wanted her. But this beautiful, elusive woman tells Jared in no uncertain terms that she isn't interested in dating him! Only, Jared has seen the spark of attracti...
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He has everything money can buy -- except a wife! Confronted with Andreas Karydis, Sophy Fearn is convinced arrogance is a Karydis family trait! Wealth, power, devastating looks -- no wonder Andreas has women falling at his feet.... Spending the summer at his Greek home, Sophy is relieved w...
"You're mine, Amy, you'll always be mine!" For Amy, marriage to Blade Forbes had been a dream come true. And then one day her world collapsed around her when she discovered a secret that was about to destroy everything. She loved, Blade, and he loved her -- but she had to get away, had to leave ...
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Race to the altar! Zeke Buchanan had swept Marianne off her feet, and their two-year marriage had been perfect -- until recently.... Their physical passion was as strong as ever, but was Zeke starting to regret their impulsive wedding? The beautiful Liliana was clearly interested in more than...
Hearts, flowers...kids?! Who needs Cupid when you've got kids? In Debbie Macomber's ever-popular MY FUNNY VALENTINE, a mom runs from the matchmaking efforts of her children--right into the arms of a handsome stranger. A very persistent young man dreams of making his hero his dad in MOM AND M...
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The tycoon -- and the temp! When Matt de Capistrano took over Georgina's family's business, there were fireworks! Although her family badly needed his support, Georgie longed to refuse point-blank to work with Matt. The man was arrogant, infuriating...sexy! Then Matt threatened to withdraw hi...
Seduced by the boss... Jessica Taylor's wedding would have been perfect -- if only her fiance hadn't run off with the bridesmaid...Jessica's sister. Instead of marriage vows, Jessica found herself making vows of a different kind: never to fall in love again! Colt Irons was determined to chang...
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Tempted by a tycoon! When a sexy Italian tycoon offered Daisy Summers a job as live-in nanny, her first instinct was to refuse. How could she share a secluded villa with Slade Eastwood without becoming involved -- intimate -- with him? Only, Slade wouldn't take no for an answer. His power and...
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Passion on the agenda... Conrad Quentin was equally famed for his ruthless business deals and devastating good looks. Sephy Vincent encountered the full force of these charms from day one of her new job as Conrad's secretary! Sephy didn't want an office affair, but Conrad proposed a deal: i...
A once-in-a-lifetime man Keir Durrell was a very special sort of man. He made Catherine Prentice feel safe and needed, a feeling she craved ever since the discovery that her birth mother had abandoned her. Keir was the man she'd been waiting for all her life--only timing was all wrong... Keir...
"The more I see of you, the more I want you..." Jacques Challier's outrageous declaration took Sandi Gosdon's breath away, but she didn't trust him! He saw her as a challenge, nothing more. Marriage wasn't in the cards, and an affair was out of the question.... Besides, Jacques was the enemy....
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The terms of engagement... Candy Grey was wary whem Quinn Ellington suggested it would be mutually beneficial for them to marry. She knew her uncle had asked Quinn to look after her while she recovered from an accident. But wasn't marriage taking it a bit far? Quinn claimed he needed a wife, but ...
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One wedding leads to another... Essie Russell met millionaire businessman Xavier Grey at a wedding: she was the chief bridesmaid; he was a distant relative of the bridegroom. They were strangers, yet for some reason Xavier clearly disapproved of Essie. She was determined not to care. She'd simply ...
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From secretary--to wife? Max Hunter's last secretary had called him a boss in a million, and Cory Masters soon discovered that she was now working for a man who more than lived up to his reputation! Cory tried to concentrate on her work, not Max. After all, she'd started dating another man--a...
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Christmas with the boss! When Hawk Mallen took over the company Joanne Crawford worked for, it seemed he'd taken over her life, as well -- expecting his new assistant to be at his command day and night! And when he offered Joanne a dream promotion, she realized she'd be at his side almost twenty-f...
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Should she confess to her husband? Marianne had been thrilled when Hudson de Sance proposed. But could she really go ahead with the wedding? She was being blackmailed, and the only solution seemed to be disappearing from Hudson's life.... Only, Hudson had found her, and he was still determin...
Kate's pregnancy by someone other than her boyfriend forces her into a relationship with Hank, who promises her the world if she gets rid of the baby. Kate's sister adopts the baby secretly, but no one knows that Hank has a dark secret of his own, a secret that will one day be revealed....
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An intimate vendetta! Tamar McKinley had made it her business to find out all Jed Cannon's secrets. The notorious playboy had destroyed her cousin's happiness -- and her reputation. Now Tamar was determined Jed must be made to pay. She'd investigated him thoroughly: the homes he owned, the women h...
'For such a bewildered kitten you have very sharp claws!' When Kit was stranded in Morocco with no money, her memory a blank, the arrogant Frenchman had come to her rescue when she needed him most, setting himself up as her protector and creating a dark brooding oasis in which she could see noth...
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Wedding night baby! It had been a dream wedding--followed by a night of unforgettable passion. Then Victoria discovered that her new husband, the man she adored, had betrayed her--after only one day of marriage! She packed her bags and left .... Zac Harding wouldn't let Victoria go. He was de...
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Blackmail bride! Carlton Reef wanted a bride - and Katie needed the money! His proposal was outrageous, but simple. He would pay her family's debts if Katie would agree to become his wife... But what possible reason could this ruthless, sexy bachelor have for wanting sweet, gentle Katie? Sh...
Stranger to the rescue! Lorne had been in desperate trouble, stranded in Spain with no choice but to hope for the mercy of strangers.... Fortunately, her prayers were answered by a very handsome stranger indeed! Francisco de Vega took his role as a knight to the rescue very seriously. He was go...
Getting even... Kane Steel had everything -- money, power. But it was all at the expense of Janie's father, and now she wanted revenge.... If only Kane wasn't as clever as he was handsome. No matter how hard Janie tried, she couldn't beat him at his own game. He was a master of passion, and t...
"I'm sure you'll do exactly what you want regardless of anyome's feelings, Mr Stythe. You did ten years ago, and a leopard doesn't change its spots." Nothing could fade the bitter memories Candice Baker had of Cameron Strythe. How could he had been so callous and left her pregnant sister in the ...
The second Mrs. Bellini Claire would make some man the perfect wife--everyone said so. But after being jilted by her fiance, she wasn't sure she believed in love anymore. Until she saw her best friend reunited with the husband she thought she'd lost forever--and Claire's faith in romance was res...
The jealous husband! For Donato Vittoria, marriage was a lifetime commitment. He'd chosen Grace as his bride, and he would cherish her forever. Or so Grace had believed.... Until she'd discovered Donato's betrayal--with Maria, a beautiful family friend. Had he forgotten his vows so soon? Did he e...
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He wanted a family... at any price! Luke Hawkton was a wildly successful businessman who had it all. His one remaining ambition was to find a wife and start a family.... Josie's dreams of marriage and babies had been shattered by tragedy. She had to live with the knowledge that she'd never ex...
An adult affair As a student, Logan Steer had been wildly and romantically attractive to the female population.... Now he was devastating! Amelia Higginbottom knew Logan and his effect on women all too well, so she was determined to keep their business relationship just that--strictly business. ...
"I am answerable to no one!" Jay de Rojas made his own rules, and Beth knew he'd be difficult to work for. But she needed an escape from the painful memories of her past, and the post of tutor to Jay's little nephew came as a godsend. Only, her refuge had hidden dangers where her heart was co...
He wanted passion, not commitment! Lydia's new boss was a powerfully charismatic man. But Lydia dared not surrender to the dangerously sweet attraction she felt toward Wolf Strade.... He might be icy cool on the outside, but he was all fire and passion underneath--just a little too hot to handle...
No way out! Cord Lachoni obviously thought he could bulldoze his way into Aline Marcell's life. Well, he was in for a big surprise! Thanks to her twin brother's recent activities, Aline found that they were indebted to Cord for the grand total of fifty thousand pounds... And Cord had thought up ...
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A child that's born on a Sunday is bonny and blithe... Reece Vance has fought hard for his wealth and success - and he's learned to be tough, cynical and ruthless. Miriam Bennett is a natural optimist, but her good nature is put to the test when Reece employs her to organize his sister's lavish so...
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Marriage on trial! From playboy lover... When gorgeous millionaire Raoul de Chevnair chose Leigh Wilson as his bride, it seemed he'd left his flirtatious bachelor days behind for good. But had he? Their marriage had scarcely begun before his playboy habits returned and Leigh found him in the ar...
Deception and desire Dimitrios was convinced Ria had broken his nephew's heart, toying with his affections then jilting him. He thought her only interests in life were having fun and captivating eligible men! And he was determined to teach her the error of her ways. His punishment was outrageou...
"The female sex is not capable of deep emotion!" Enrico Meliora's emotions were carved in stone and just as hard. He was cynical about love, scornful of romance and burning with bitterness. He was like a fallen angel, and no woman had ever been able to move him! So why wasn't Tania Miles able...
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Dear Vicky, Things are just the same here. My life is mapped out for years ahead with a chance of anything changing... As she wrote those words to her best friend, Angel had no idea that a gorgeous stranger was about to turn her world upside down! Hunter Ryan was rich and famous, surely n...
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Wedding vows were meant to be kept! There was an old story about the Cade men; they only love once....but when they do, it's for eternity! But where did that leave an ordinary working girl like Fabia Grant? Alex Cade had made it clear that he needed her solely for business purposes. Yet, so...
Malik Haman was determined to have Louisa the moment he set eyes on her. Seducing her, he introduced her to an exotic world she had never known. But, a stranger in his land, how could she hope for a permanent position in his life... and his heart?...
Marshall Henderson had known Kelsey Hope for years, and now he was back in her life again, only this time it was Kelsey's turn to play the role of the other woman. Now she would know what it was like to fall in love with a man like Marshall, to fall in love only to be rejected... like all the other...
When her father died, Carina Kirkton was left with nothing, she even would have to sell the house he was born to pay their debts... Then came Steed and made her an offer that she could not refuse. Steed pay its creditors in exchange for she belonged to him entirely. It was a very high price and in ...
It was six years since Paige Green had seen her stepbrother, successful financier Declan Stone, and had overheard the conversation that turned her bitterly against him. But an undeniable attraction had existed even then. Now, meeting him again, she wants to fight him at first--only to find herself ...