Marooned together on Turquoise Bay, hot passion explodes between two unlikely lovers...and nearly destroys them.
Intrepid TV reporter Veronique Whitcomb is the last person reclusive billionaire Nick Cameron expects to show up on his doorstep in the wake of Hurricane Abby. All grown-up with heart-stopping allure, she is far different from Ronnie, the tomboy he remembers fifteen years ago as her camp counselor. Yet enticing as she is, Nick just wants to be left alone. The burnt-out corporate raider has retreated from the cutthroat corporate world after a scandal he was falsely accused of nearly landed him in jail. Still reeling from his ex-wife's betrayal, Nick has no intention of falling in love, but keeping Ronnie at arms' length is proving impossible.
When it comes to Nick, Veronique doesn't understand the meaning of "No." He was her childhood crush, the gorgeous summer camp counselor who saved her from herself when she was a rebellious kid coping with an alcoholic, drug-addicted celebrity dad and an emotionally unstable mom. In love with him and unstoppable in her zeal, she is determined to vindicate Nick's name and alert him to criminal activity that if not stopped in time, could destroy him.
As danger and suspense builds, Nick must keep the head-strong Ronnie out of harm's way—and out of his heart—but how can he when she's raided his heart in a sweet and spicy way?
Get two fun, sexy and heartwarming Tropical Heat Series romances in one bundled volume.
A love prescription so potent only the hottest doctor can fill it.
Miami TV reporter Francesca Lake is on a manhunt…or rather, a doctor hunt. Frankie wasn’t always a hypochondriac. Her motto used to be “Fear is not an option”, but everything changed with her mom’s near-fatal heart attack. Now a day doesn’t go by where she isn’t worried about something.
After a harrowing incident in the hospital ER, she has a life-altering epiphany. She needs to find a marriage-minded doctor ASAP—one who will calm her fears so she can get on with her life.
So begins a series of amorous escapades and startling revelations as she works her way through the list of eligibles: an outrageous Aussie sex therapist, a brilliant neurosurgeon (who’s wired the wrong way), and a handsome Cuban cardiologist.
None of them compares to hunky Dr. Harrison Taylor…but there’s a problem. Much as Harrison’s rugged physique, forest-green eyes and warm smile make her senses wobbly, she needs a people doctor, not the vet for her miniature dachshund Romeo. Besides, Harrison’s propensity for crazy stunts would only make her worry more.
Frankie is trying to be sensible, but her heart and her outspoken dog are conspiring against her…
Warning: Contains juicy secrets and romantic misadventures between a loveable hypochondriac and three hot doctors. Side effects may include intense yearnings for a strong doctor, an adorable miniature dachshund, and an impromptu trip to sultry Miami.
The heat is on…
Raised among women who taught him to cook at his family’s Buenos Aires restaurant, master chef Paolo Santos deftly works his culinary wiles—and his gypsy charm—on posh Flamingo Island’s female clientele.
The tastiest tidbit on the island, though, is cool, elegant Michaela Willoughby. The redhead’s slender curves are as enticing as her rabbit-food menus are maddening. And she’s his main competition for the chance of a lifetime.
Michaela overcame her own weight issues to become Flamingo Island’s premiere spa chef. Now she has a chance to share her innovative recipes for healthy living on a new cooking show—if she can somehow outshine Paolo. His sizzling, Latin-lover looks are more heart stopping than his decadent cooking. And she’d love nothing better than to stick a fork in his outsized ego.
When the stage lights ignite, so does the competition…and a sexual chemistry no one—least of all Paolo and Michaela—saw coming. Suddenly, separating business from pleasure is as impossible as separating a scrambled egg. And the big question isn’t whose knife cuts fastest…it’s whose heart can take the most heat.
Warning: Contains two hot chefs duking it out in a lively showdown of sexy rivalry. Mix in family drama, luscious recipes and spicy mischief, and there’s more than just steam rising out of the kitchen. May cause lusty cravings for midnight indulgences.
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Detective Clay Blackthorne has his hands full when he promises to safeguard an old college pal’s sister without letting her know what he’s up to. He never imagines that lively Marisol Calderon will knock his socks off and put a ring on his finger—and all at his suggestion! Their marriage of convenience is meant to protect her and Clay doesn’t plan on being hitched for long to the tempting beauty. But the honeymoon sure feels real to him…
Sassy Marisol is used to doing whatever she wants—and right now her plan is to shake up the hot detective’s hard-edged demeanor. But the fun turns to danger when a mystery stalker bent on marrying her marks her as his prey. Temporarily becoming Clay’s wife seems like a practical way to thwart the stalker. But as passion ignites and Marisol falls for the tender heart buried beneath the tough detective’s chest, Clay’s true identity is revealed and she begins to wonder who—if anyone—she can trust…
"The love story of Clay and Marisol was simply wonderful!" Four Stars
Debbie Sims, Romantic Times Magazine
"Wow, the story is a sizzler! There are so many colorful characters in this book that it is impossible to put down." Suzanne Scoleburn, The Belles and Beaux of Romance.
Originally published as HOLIDAY HEAVEN by Victoria Marquez
Romantic Times 4 1/2 stars Top Pick!
Maggie Award finalist
Just Say Yes!
Confirmed bachelor Dr. Marcos Calderon is in hot water. He needs to come up with a fake fiancée fast or he’ll disappoint his beloved grandma who’s arriving on the next flight to meet her. Proper social worker Gabriela Morales should fit the bill—but tonight, in that sexy, slit-to-there red evening gown, she looks anything but proper.
Gabriela only volunteered for the hospital’s charity bachelorette auction to benefit a cause dear to her heart. Now she’s reeling from the hot doctor’s bid of fifteen thousand dollars for a weekend date with her! She’s not sure what Dr. Handsome has in mind, but the smoldering look in his eyes is unmistakable…
***** The most outstanding Encanto I have ever read! I loved seeing Marisol (from her last book WILD FOR YOU) again. It made the story more real! I had been hoping her over-protective brother would get his own book. And man-oh-man, did Victoria Marquez deliver! Full of humor and romance with a grandmother's touch! Highly recommended reading here! *****
Detra Fitch, Huntress Book Reviews
Books written as Victoria Marquez
HOT AND BOTHERED
St. Martin's Press Summer Anthology
Four steamy tales of love and seduction by
Lori Foster * Laura Bradley * Gayle Callen * Victoria Marquez
"When summer reaches its peak, temperatures rise..."
Treading Dangerous Waters
by Victoria Marquez
Sofia's plans to relax on a cruise are ruined when she encounters James, her aunt's future son-in-law, who is intent on breaking up his father's wedding...unless Sofia can distract him. But she's treading dangerous waters, for James has designs of his own, which include seducing the Latina beauty until she surrenders completely to him.
"Author Victoria Marquez offers a humorous and sexy tale in “Treading Dangerous Waters.” Romantic Times Magazine
"Sizzling sexual tension fills the pages of this romance on the high seas. For a fast read try TREADING DANGEROUS WATERS."
Terrie Figueroa Romance Reviews Today
"The four tales are quite different occurring in radically diverse settings. Yet each contains a sexy hunk, a gorgeous female protagonist, tons of torrid passion, and entertaining plots that are well written. HOT AND BOTHERED lives up to its title as each contribution seduces the reader." -- Harriet Klausner
IN HOT PURSUIT
In Hot Pursuit
When an innocent dig in her garden unearths evidence of her late husband's criminal activity, single mom Isabel Garcia calls narcotics detective Linc Heller--and faces another shock: she's wildly attracted to him! Yet a man in Linc's perilous profession is hardly suitable as a potential husband and stepfather. For her young daughter's sake, Isabel vows to avoid Linc. But the sexy lieutenant is determined to show the elusive Latin beauty that there are some risks that make life worth living...
Durante una excavacion en su jardin, Isabel Garcia descubre la inconfundible evidencia de la actividad criminal de su fallecido esposo. Inmediatamente llama al detective de narcoticos Linc Heller y recibe otro shock: se siente locamente atraida por el! Pero un hombre con una profesion tan peligrosa no es el mejor candidato para marido ni padreastro. Por el bien de su hija decide evitar todo contacto con Linc, pero el sexy teniente esta decidido a demostrarle a la arisca belleza latina que hay riesgas que valen la pena tomar.