New Release Books by Joan Johnston

Joan Johnston is the author of Change in the Phosphoproteins of the Yolk During the Development of the Chick Embryo (2021), THE UNFORGIVING BRIDE (2021), THE UNFORGIVING BRIDE (2021), The Price (2020) and other 193 books.

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Change in the Phosphoproteins of the Yolk During the Development of the Chick Embryo

release date: Sep 09, 2021
Change in the Phosphoproteins of the Yolk During the Development of the Chick Embryo
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THE UNFORGIVING BRIDE

release date: May 01, 2021
THE UNFORGIVING BRIDE
I can’t believe I’m faking a marriage with the cause of all my unhappiness... When her young daughter is diagnosed with leukemia and she’s unable to pay for treatments, Mara visits Falcon, the wealthy friend of her late husband. A year earlier, Falcon had treated her husband to the drinks that caused him to die in a drunk-driving accident. She doesn’t want to see the man who caused her husband’s death… but she has no choice but to ask him for help if she wants to save her daughter. Mara says she’ll do anything if Falcon will lend her enough money for the treatments. Falcon says he will give her the money before coldly asking her to leave. But a few days later, he appears before Mara and asks her to marry him!

THE UNFORGIVING BRIDE

release date: May 01, 2021
THE UNFORGIVING BRIDE
I can’t believe I’m faking a marriage with the cause of all my unhappiness... When her young daughter is diagnosed with leukemia and she’s unable to pay for treatments, Mara visits Falcon, the wealthy friend of her late husband. A year earlier, Falcon had treated her husband to the drinks that caused him to die in a drunk-driving accident. She doesn’t want to see the man who caused her husband’s death… but she has no choice but to ask him for help if she wants to save her daughter. Mara says she’ll do anything if Falcon will lend her enough money for the treatments. Falcon says he will give her the money before coldly asking her to leave. But a few days later, he appears before Mara and asks her to marry him!

The Price

release date: May 26, 2020
The Price
A powerful New York Times bestseller by the queen of Texas romance, The Price is a novel of intrigue, passion, ambition, and love set amid Houston’s towering skyscrapers and the majestic plains of South Texas ranch country. Luke Creed has sacrificed everything for his career at the prestigious law firm DeWitt & Blackthorne: a chance to run his family’s ranching empire, his marriage, and even time with his two daughters. Defending a major client in a wrongful death case, Luke crosses paths with his high school sweetheart, Amy Hazeltine Nash, an advocate for the bereaved plaintiff. Now, Luke and Amy are divided by forces beyond themselves—and overcome by an all-consuming desire. But when the case takes a deadly twist, Luke delves into a dangerous web of corruption that may place his life in jeopardy—and may also target the one woman who loves Luke for who he really is: rebel, cowboy, loner, and lover.

The Men of Bitter Creek

release date: Nov 26, 2019
The Men of Bitter Creek
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Joan Johnston comes two classic stories of the unforgettable MEN OF BITTER CREEK. Cale Landry When THE MAN FROM WOLF CREEK leaves his secluded mountain refuge to seek revenge on the thief who robbed him, he never expected he’d end up taking home the wily old bandit’s gorgeous and spirited daughter Raven. But Cale will never get back what he lost, until he learns to trust in love. Conn Benton Conn Benton is shocked at the suggestion he should marry a Winthrop—especially that tall, redheaded Emaline—to end the feud between their families. He might marry her and bed her, but he has no intention of loving her. It takes a Yuletide miracle, THE CHRISTMAS BABY, to heal his vengeful heart.

Shattered

release date: Sep 16, 2019
Shattered
Experience this gripping saga from New York Times bestselling author Joan Johnston’s fan-favorite in the Bitter Creek series, Shattered. Nine years ago Kate Grayhawk Pendelton walked into Wyatt Shaw’s life—and out of it the next morning. Now Wyatt’s back—and has the power to shatter Kate’s future with the man she loves. By reputation, Wyatt Shaw is a brutal killer who always gets what he wants. And he wants Kate and her twin eight-year-old sons. Texas Ranger Jack McKinley is hot on Wyatt Shaw’s trail. The presumed heir to the D’Amato crime syndicate is threatening to steal the woman he loves. Holly McKinley is fighting to keep Jack from leaving her for another woman. Now the secret she’s kept for over twenty years may save their son’s life, and cost her the only man she’s ever loved. Originally published in 2009

Surrender

release date: Feb 27, 2018
Surrender
In New York Times bestselling author Joan Johnston’s scorching contemporary romance, a second chance at love may be the last. When a sudden tornado of flame from a raging forest fire snuffs out both engines of the Twin Otter being piloted by Taylor Grayhawk, she locks eyes with the last man on the plane: her longtime enemy and one-time lover, smoke jumper Brian Flynn. Grayhawk and Flynn can’t agree on anything—not even how to escape their desperate situation. Once they’re on the ground, the only shelter they can find leaves the adversaries trapped together—with no way out. Injured and starving, Taylor and Brian struggle to survive, yet somehow the threat of imminent death reignites something deep and powerful between them. Feelings they thought long dead rise from the ashes, suddenly making them more than just allies in a life-or-death struggle against nature’s fury. A still greater challenge awaits when fate delivers them from harm and puts their rekindled love to its ultimate test: Surrender to each other, or part forever. Praise for Surrender “A dazzling story of passion and second chances at love . . . When the two star-crossed lovers meet again, tensions rise with heart-pounding desire that will burn up the sheets. . . . [Surrender] is explosively sexy and that makes Joan Johnston the leading lady in contemporary romances.”—RT Book Reviews “The fast and furious pace is what makes this read thoroughly enjoyable. . . . Chock-full of excitement, intrigue and sensual romance . . . a wonderful story of survival and determination.”—bookworm2bookworm

Hazard Ranch

release date: Feb 01, 2018
Hazard Ranch
A fan favorite from New York Times bestselling author Joan Johnston, previously published as A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing. After inheriting her uncle’s ranch, Harriet Alistair moves west to Montana to build a new life. She’s determined to prove herself, but the age-old feud between the Alistairs and their neighbours, the Hazards, stands in her way. From his neighboring ranch, Nathan Hazard is counting down the minutes until the beautiful and stubborn Harriet gives up. But he soon realizes that putting an end to the feud may mean a new beginning—for both of them. Originally published in 1991.

Blackthorne's Bride

release date: Jul 25, 2017
Blackthorne's Bride
A rogue nobleman, a rescued lady, and revenge undone by romance all play a part in New York Times bestselling author Joan Johnston’s irresistible novel of best-laid plots, delicious deception, and unexpected passion. Two years have passed since Josie Wentworth was bought from the Sioux for a gold watch and whisked back to England by Marcus Wharton, the Duke of Blackthorne. When Marcus breaks his promise to return Josie to America, she ends up as a maid in the home of his charming but neglected nephews. Once Josie’s long-lost family finds her, however, the suddenly wealthy heiress sets out to save the two boys from their indifferent uncle—and teach the duke a lesson in honor. Learning that Marcus is seeking a rich American bride to save his estate, Josie plots to catch his eye—certain he’ll never recognize the beauty she’s become as the ragged captive he rescued. But Josie doesn’t wager on her marital charade taking a tender turn, as the nobleman she’s despised for years proves to be a very different man than she’s imagined. And there’s no denying his passionate caresses, as she falls deeper under the spell of a husband determined to claim her heart. Praise for Blackthorne’s Bride “[Joan] Johnston’s gloriously dramatic twelfth Bitter Creek novel, the fourth installment in her Mail Order Bride subseries, whisks readers across the Atlantic. . . . [This] page-turner is replete with romantic angst, sizzling sex, and the promise of an enduring love.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Second chances, marriage of convenience, revenge, reconnection, and redemption . . . Blackthorne’s Bride is another winner from Joan Johnston that gives readers a delicious story of love, laughter, forgiveness, and family.”—Smexy Books “Blackthorne’s Bride is a sweeping tale that takes you from the Wild West . . . to Regency England. [It’s] a feisty and surprisingly enticing romance that takes you on an adventure through the city streets of London and the countryside.”—Addicted to Romance “Riveting . . . Johnston excels at descriptions, peppered with period details that make this book a picturesque reading experience.”—Buried Under Romance The passionate Westerns in Joan Johnston’s Bitter Creek series can be enjoyed together or separately, in any order: TEXAS BRIDE • WYOMING BRIDE • MONTANA BRIDE • SINFUL • SHAMELESS • BLACKTHORNE’S BRIDE • SULLIVAN’S PROMISE

THE DISOBEDIENT BRIDE

release date: Mar 05, 2017
THE DISOBEDIENT BRIDE
Rebecca’s heart fluttered with excitement when she found out her first love was advertising in the local paper for a wife. Rebecca had been in love with Zach Whitelaw since she was a teenager. She’d tried everything to get the older man’s attention. But back then her love was not reciprocated and Zach fell in love with another woman. Maybe he will fall for her now that she’s twenty-three years old… Upon their reunion, Zach crushes Rebecca’s hopes with his heartless conditions for their marriage, among them the demand that she must become pregnant within twelve months or the marriage will be forfeit. Still, Rebecca decides to follow her heart and take on the challenge!

THE DISOBEDIENT BRIDE

release date: Mar 05, 2017
THE DISOBEDIENT BRIDE
Rebecca’s heart fluttered with excitement when she found out her first love was advertising in the local paper for a wife. Rebecca had been in love with Zach Whitelaw since she was a teenager. She’d tried everything to get the older man’s attention. But back then her love was not reciprocated and Zach fell in love with another woman. Maybe he will fall for her now that she’s twenty-three years old… Upon their reunion, Zach crushes Rebecca’s hopes with his heartless conditions for their marriage, among them the demand that she must become pregnant within twelve months or the marriage will be forfeit. Still, Rebecca decides to follow her heart and take on the challenge!

Joan Johnston Hawk's Way Collection Volume 4

release date: Feb 01, 2017
Joan Johnston Hawk's Way Collection Volume 4
HAWK''S WAY COLLECTION VOLUME 4 Re-experience these three fan-favourite stories from #1 New York Times bestselling author Joan Johnston MAC When the beautiful Jewel Whitelaw approaches Mac Macready with a shocking proposal, he''s got no choice but to accept… COLT Jennifer Wright''s fairy-tale life changes dramatically in a single instant. But her fiance''s best friend, Major Colt Whitelaw, could be the one to mend her heart. SISTERS Is there a happily ever after in store for Hope, Faith, and Charity as their family gathers in Hawk''s Pride? Originally published in 1997, 1998, and 2002

Hawk's Way: Sisters

release date: Feb 06, 2017
Hawk's Way: Sisters
HAWK''S WAY: SISTERS Return to Texas with this fan-favorite story by #1 New York Times bestselling author Joan Johnston Twin sisters Hope and Faith are delighted to finally find their long-lost triplet, Charity. And as their family gathers for a party at Hawk''s Pride, the three sisters must each untangle their own lives and loves. Will there be a happily ever after for each of them? Originally published in 2002

Watch Out for My Girl

release date: Jan 20, 2020
Watch Out for My Girl
Prepare for edge-of-your-seat suspense in this Thriller Short. In this Thriller Short, bestselling author Joan Johnston thrusts headlong into a battle where love not only threatens to tear a family apart, but it may also get a young woman killed. Nash Benedict falls in love with Morgan Hunter, his brother Carter’s fiancé, while Carter is serving in Iraq. Nash is trying to figure out how he’s going to break the news when, the night before his brother returns home, Morgan goes missing. During their search, Nash and the police discover a number of unsettling explanations for her disappearance – including that she may have fallen victim to a Colombian drug lord who swore revenge after his brother led an operation to destroy the cartel’s coca plantation. But what they find is far worse than they could have imagined. For Morgan Hunter, a South American drug lord would be the easy way out. Her problem is much worse. Originally published in THRILLER 2 (2009), edited by No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Clive Cussler.

Hawk's Way: Mac

release date: Jan 09, 2017
Hawk's Way: Mac
Return to Texas with this fan-favorite by #1 New York Times bestselling author Joan Johnston, previously published in 1997 as The Virgin Groom Mac Macready has it made—women chase after him, men envy him, and he''s got his dream job—until the day he loses everything. So when the beautiful Jewel Whitelaw approaches him with a shocking proposal, he''s got no choice but to accept…

Hawk's Way: Billy

release date: Dec 19, 2016
Hawk's Way: Billy
HAWK''S WAY: BILLY (Hawk''s Way #9) A reader-favorite story of love, family and second chances Previously published in June 1996 as The Temporary Groom If single dad Billy Stonecreek doesn''t find himself a wife who is mother material, his horrible in-laws will gain custody of his little twin daughters. Billy loves his girls more than anything, but who will love him enough to live with all of them? Cherry Whitelaw can''t seem to outrun the reputation she has in Hawk''s Way. And when she hears what Billy needs, she sees the perfect way to gain some respectability in the community. But can she make her new husband fall in love with her, too?

Hawk's Way: Zach

release date: Dec 05, 2016
Hawk's Way: Zach
HAWK''S WAY: ZACH (Hawk''s Way #8) Joan Johnston''s fan-favorite Westernromance Previously published in May 1995 as The Disobedient Bride Texas rancher Zach Whitelaw isn''t interested in love—only in producing heirs for hisranch. So he advertises for a wife—but there''s a catch. If she''s not pregnant in a year''stime, he''ll divorce her. Six months into their marriage, Rebecca Littlewolf Whitelaw''s stomach is as flat as itwas on her wedding day. But she''s come to love Zach, and she suspects he just might havefeelings for her, too. How can she ever give him up? And does he really want her to?

A Hawk's Way Christmas

release date: Nov 01, 2016
A Hawk's Way Christmas
In this heartwarming reader-favorite holiday story, single father Gavin Talbot gets a second chance at happiness as he rediscovers the joy of family at Christmas with the Whitelaws. Return to Joan Johnston''s Hawk''s Way holiday classic.

Hawk's Way: Carter

release date: Nov 01, 2016
Hawk's Way: Carter
HAWK’S WAY: CARTER (Hawk’s Way #5) Joan Johnston’s fan-favorite tale of a convenient marriage and a surprising love… Previously published in March 1994 as The Cowboy Takes a Wife When single mother Desiree Parrish discovers that her abusive ex-husband is being released from prison, she knows she needs live-in protection at her ranch. And since hiring a bodyguard would only scare her young daughter, Desiree decides to hire a husband—one who has more muscles than questions. All cowboy Carter Prescott has to do to own a piece of Texas is say \"I do\" and live with a pretty woman and her cute kid. He doesn’t have to love his instant family, and since Carter knows he’s incapable of that, he thinks he’s gotten a sweet deal. At least, until his new wife learns the truth…

Hawk's Way: Garth

release date: Oct 24, 2016
Hawk's Way: Garth
From New York Times bestselling author Joan Johnston comes a story about how even the most unlikely of men can be a diamond in the rough. Candy Baylor is determined to learn how to train horses and nothing—not even the bullheaded, ruggedly handsome Garth Whitelaw—is going to stop her. When he finally agrees to teach her, Candy is surprised by his sudden agreeable attitude. However she wasn''t about to look a gift horse in the mouth. Besides, her instructors in school had never been so devilishly good-looking… will Candy be the one to tame a once-reckless wrangler? The last thing Garth wants to do is hold a rich Texas debutante’s hand and drag her around his ranch. She’s too bossy by half, but she sure looks good in tight, worn jeans and with hay in her hair. Maybe it wasn''t such a bad deal after all… Previously published as The Wrangler and the Rich Girl.

Hawk's Way: Jesse

release date: Sep 12, 2016
Hawk's Way: Jesse
New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Joan Johnston has captivated readers with her irresistible Hawk''s Way series. Discover the book that started it all! Sometimes love needs a helping hand… Honey hasn''t been the same ever since her husband, a Texas Ranger, died on the job. Juggling the ranch, raising her two teenage children, and nursing a wounded heart has left her at the end of her rope. So when cowboy Jesse Whitelaw turns up on her doorstep looking for work, he seems like the answer to her prayers. But Honey is used to working on her own terms, and isn''t ready for the feelings he''s stirring in her heart. Jesse longs to be the man in Honey''s life, but he''ll do anything to keep his secret hidden. She doesn''t know he''s really a Ranger himself, and is undercover investigating a cattle-rustling ring. But as they grow closer, it becomes tougher for Jesse to pretend. Can he and Honey obey the law of their own hearts? Previously published as Honey and the Hired Hand.

Hawk's Way: Dallas

release date: Jul 18, 2016
Hawk's Way: Dallas
Spend A Little Time in Texas with this reader-favorite story from New York Times bestselling author Joan Johnston She''s as far from home as she could can be—and home is Texas, 1864. Angela Taylor owes everything to Dallas Masterson, the ranger who saved her life. But somehow, in addition to rescuing her, he''s managed to pull her from 1864 into the twentieth century. And it would be easier to hate him for doubting her if he weren''t so charming… Dallas is fairly sure the woman he''s rescued is completely out of her mind. She wears bizarre clothes, has crazy ideas, and uses strange words. Still, there''s something about her fiery spirit and unmistakable beauty that has him wanting to believe her story. Sometimes, when it comes to falling in love, there''s no place to go but the future.

Shattered

release date: May 16, 2016
Shattered
Nine years ago Kate Grayhawk Pendelton walked into Wyatt Shaw''s life—and out of it the next morning. Now Wyatt''s back—and has the power to shatter Kate''s future with the man she loves. By reputation, Wyatt Shaw is a brutal killer who always gets what he wants. And he wants Kate and her twin eight-year-old sons. Texas Ranger Jack McKinley is hot on Wyatt Shaw''s trail. The presumed heir to the D''Amato crime syndicate is threatening to steal the woman he loves. Holly McKinley is fighting to keep Jack from leaving her for another woman. Now the secret she''s kept for over twenty years may save their son''s life, and cost her the only man she''s ever loved.

Shameless

release date: Dec 29, 2015
Shameless
For readers of Linda Lael Miller and Susan Mallery comes New York Times bestselling author Joan Johnston’s sizzling contemporary Western romance, where power, money, and rivalries rule—and love is the best revenge. Her shameful past makes her an outcast—until a lone wolf takes her into his home Scorned, pregnant, and facing a life without promise, Pippa Grayhawk is stunned when her father announces that they’re leaving their home in Australia to take over his estranged father’s sprawling Wyoming ranch. Drawn into bitter family rivalries and feeling like an interloper in her new home, Pippa rides out into the wilderness and meets an intriguing stranger and his pet wolf. The wolf doesn’t scare her, but she’s very much afraid to trust another man with her heart. Devon Flynn knows all about going it alone. He lives in an isolated cabin, away from his domineering father and the scandal surrounding his family. Devon’s attraction to Pippa is intoxicating and undeniable, but when he tries to get close, she’s as wary as his once-wild wolf. Devon is willing to defy his father, and hers, to claim Pippa as his own, but winning this wounded, wonderful woman’s love might be the greatest battle of all. Praise for Shameless “The large cast of characters adds to the allure as family secrets and past relationships come to light. Johnston’s novel is a fast-paced, warm, and truly romantic story, and readers will savor the idyllic setting of the beautiful Wyoming countryside.”—Publishers Weekly “Ah, the feud lives on—Grayhawks versus Flynns. Life is good. Well, at least for the readers of this ongoing series by Joan Johnston. The first Bitter Creek novel of the King’s Brats series was Sinful, and it was absolutely sinfully delicious. I couldn’t wait for the next installment, and I am happy to report it was worth the wait. . . . Johnston reintroduces characters remembered fondly and continues her tale starring the members of two strong, stubborn families.”—Fresh Fiction “[Johnston’s] fascinating, well-developed characters . . . take you into their world and keep you there until the last page. . . . I would definitely recommend Shameless to anyone who loves a good scandal with their romance.”—Harlequin Junkie (Top Pick) The passionate Westerns in Joan Johnston’s Bitter Creek series can be enjoyed together or separately, in any order: TEXAS BRIDE • WYOMING BRIDE • MONTANA BRIDE • SINFUL • SHAMELESS • BLACKTHORNE’S BRIDE • SULLIVAN’S PROMISE

Invincible

release date: Dec 14, 2015
Invincible
An old flame rekindles in this fan-favorite tale from New York Times bestselling author Joan Johnston… Wealthy aristocrat Bella Benedict has one last wish: to see her five estranged children happily married. But one of her sons, Max Benedict, has no interest in long-term commitment. Instead, he travels the world, working as a sometime spy for the CIA but mostly cementing his reputation as a rich playboy. When he''s asked to investigate a foreign threat against the president, he doesn''t think twice about accepting—until he hears who he''ll be working with in London. FBI Special Agent Kristin Lassiter is under investigation and on the verge of losing everything—her savings, her job, her beloved father. So when Bella Benedict approaches her with an offer to pay her mounting debts, she''s tempted to accept. But there''s a catch, and a big one. Bella wants Kristin to win the heart of her playboy son Max—the very man who broke Kristin''s heart years ago and is unaware that he fathered her nine-year-old daughter. If Kristin succeeds, she''ll get the money she needs. But can she win Max''s heart without falling back in love with him?

Outcast

release date: Dec 14, 2015
Outcast
Society bachelor and former army sniper Ben Benedict moves between two worlds—from high-society Washington to the mean city streets, from tuxedos to Glocks. His powerful Virginia family wants him out of harm''s way, but Ben stays on the job, determined to make amends for a past that haunts him. Dr. Anna Schuster is fighting demons of her own when she crosses paths with Agent Benedict. The two become adversaries—and lovers—as they search for an Al Qaeda operative bent on revenge. Ben must fight against time—and his own darkness—to rescue millions of innocents and the woman he loves from a virulent bioweapon in the hands of a dangerous enemy.

Taming the Lone Wolf

release date: Nov 01, 2015
Taming the Lone Wolf
From New York Times bestselling author Joan Johnston, a heartwarming fan-favorite story of what it means to risk your whole heart for the one you love… A lone wolf like Stony Carlton isn''t easy to tame. Commitment may be fine for other men, but Stony is a born rambler and refuses to be tied down, even to the right woman. Because how could such a person really exist? But then he meets the spirited Tess Lowell, a small-town waitress with emotional scars of her own, thanks to an ugly divorce. And, somehow, as the straight-talking redhead slowly earns a place in his heart, he can''t help but think about what it might be like to give up his roaming ways…

Hawk's Way: Carter & Falcon

release date: Aug 17, 2015
Hawk's Way: Carter & Falcon
Two fan-favorite western romances in one volume by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Joan Johnston. The Cowboy Takes a Wife Desiree Parrish had two weeks to find a man strong enough to protect her from her abusive ex-husband. She''d never forgotten Carter Prescott''s kindness to her, many years ago, but could she trust him to keep her and her daughter safe now? Though she was offering him a marriage in name only, Carter had one nonnegotiable condition—Desiree would have to share his name and his bed! The Unforgiving Bride From the moment rancher Falcon Whitelaw first saw Mara Ainsworth, she was the woman of his dreams—but she belonged to someone else. Then a tragic accident left her widowed—and she blamed Falcon. Now Mara has come to him for help. It seems marrying him is the only way to save her daughter''s life. Now that he''s got her just where he wants her, can Falcon convince Mara to forgive him and make this a marriage for real?

Shameless

release date: Jun 30, 2015
Shameless
After her family moves from Australia to Wyoming so her father can take over his family''s ranch, pregnant Pippa Grayhawk is drawn to loner Devon Flynn despite the feud between their families and her own lack of faith in men.

Sinful

release date: Apr 28, 2015
Sinful
In desperate need of a wife so that he can keep custody of his two young children, Delta sergeant Connor Flynn tries to convince his late wife''s best friend, Eve Grayhawk, who is secretly in love with him, to marry him.

Sinful

release date: Apr 28, 2015
Sinful
For readers of Linda Lael Miller and Susan Mallery comes New York Times bestselling author Joan Johnston’s sizzling contemporary Western romance, where power, money, and rivalries rule—and love is the best revenge. WHILE HE SEEKS A HAVEN, SHE SEARCHES FOR A PLACE TO CALL HOME After a tragic accident leaves Delta sergeant Connor Flynn a widower, he faces the toughest fight of his life: battling his in-laws for custody of his two young children. To win he’ll need a make-believe bride to take care of the kids while he runs his Wyoming ranch. Who better than a woman he already knows and likes—his late wife’s best friend? Ruthlessly forced from her home by her powerful father, King Grayhawk, Eve needs somewhere to go . . . and so does the herd of wild mustangs she’s rescued. Connor’s offer sounds like the answer to a prayer. But Eve has a guilty secret she’s guarded for years: She’s always been in love with Connor. Now forced to live under the same roof as her heart’s desire, Eve must hide the love that has never died, while Connor vows to resist his growing need for a woman who was forbidden fruit during his marriage. Can two lonely people set adrift by fate and haunted by guilt find redemption in the healing embrace of love? Praise for Sinful “Romance steams up . . . in this strong contemporary trilogy opener. . . . [Joan] Johnston’s effortless storytelling propels the novel forward with plenty of emotional struggle and sizzling sex.”—Publishers Weekly “Smart, sexy and satisfying . . . A tense, sensual and conflicted love story set against an epic family drama.”—Kirkus Reviews “Johnston does a wonderful job of tugging on some emotional heartstrings while simultaneously developing a fiery passion. Connor and Eve are lovable characters who fight hard for their happily ever after.”—RT Book Reviews “Johnston captivates with Sinful . . . There are plenty of subplots, family dysfunction, the feud, rescue horses, a ranch for vets, single parenthood . . . I could go on and on, but the emotion rules them all! Contemporary Western at its best!”—Bodice Rippers, Femme Fatales and Fantasy The passionate Westerns in Joan Johnston’s Bitter Creek series can be enjoyed together or separately, in any order: TEXAS BRIDE • WYOMING BRIDE • MONTANA BRIDE • SINFUL • SHAMELESS • BLACKTHORNE’S BRIDE • SULLIVAN’S PROMISE

Hawk's Way: Callen & Zach: The Headstrong Bride\The Disobedient Bride

release date: Apr 21, 2015
Hawk's Way: Callen & Zach: The Headstrong Bride\The Disobedient Bride
Tempers rise and sparks fly as the Whitelaws of Hawk''s Way meet their matches in these two unforgettable classic stories from Joan Johnston! THE HEADSTRONG BRIDE Callen Whitelaw had one surefire way to soften up a rugged rancher out for revenge against her beloved clan. The headstrong bride would marry Sam Longstreet—come hell or high water! THE DISOBEDIENT BRIDE Zach Whitelaw chose his \"convenient\" wife for one reason only—to provide him with a brood of little Whitelaws. But no matter how many long, lazy days he and Rebecca spend in their marriage bed, his disobedient bride refuses to get pregnant.

Grooms

release date: Aug 19, 2014
Grooms
The virgin groom: He was every kid''s idol, every man''s envy, every woman''s fantasy. And then Mac Macready''s fiancee dumped him, and his future was looking mighty uncertain. The most shocking thing of all was that the only woman who could save him was notorious Jewel Whitelaw.

I Promise

release date: Aug 12, 2014
I Promise
A story of an unforgettable first love in the heart of Texas . . . from New York Times bestselling author Joan Johnston Delia Carson was only sixteen when she fled her Texas hometown. She left behind a web of lies that destroyed her family . . . and Marsh North, the irresistible bad boy she''d fallen in love with. Now, eleven years later, a family crisis forces Delia to return home—back to the mystery, back to the shadows . . . back to Marsh. His bad-boy reputation behind him, Marsh is now a respected, prizewinning journalist. And he''s never forgotten Delia or the youthful love they shared. Determined not to lose her again, Marsh sets out to prove to Delia that they belong together. But will the dark secrets from Delia''s past keep them apart?

Heartbeat

release date: Aug 12, 2014
Heartbeat
New York Times bestselling author Joan Johnston returns to Texas with a captivating story of justice, secrets, and a love that can heal all wounds Dedicated Texas Ranger Jack Kittrick is hard on the trail of a killer who is preying on the helpless in a large San Antonio hospital . . . a hunt that leads him to Maggie Wainwright, the beautiful, enigmatic legal eagle who had access to the victims—and a motive for the crimes. The more Jack learns about Maggie, the more this secretive lady—who makes his spurs tangle and his heart run wild—enthralls and perplexes him. When her own son becomes the killer''s target, Maggie can no longer keep silent about her painful, shadowy past. With everything she truly cares about at stake, Maggie must cast her fate to the Texas winds . . . and trust her future, and her love, to the determined lawman who has more questions for her than she has answers.

Captive

release date: Apr 02, 2014
Captive
She was a gorgeous rebel. Defying all the rules, daring to speak her mind, Charlotte Edgerton declared her independence before she even entered the Earl of Denbigh''s home. Her new guardian immediately made her a prisoner in her own room—until she agreed to learn the lady-like arts. Furious, she complied. Anything to buy her freedom from Denbigh. She''s even marry a man she didn''t love to get away from her domineering guardian. In fact, love was the furthest thing from her mind... He was the Earl who vowed to tame her. Lionel Morgan, Earl of Denbigh, had been betrayed at the altar by another woman and vowed that no female would ensnare him again. Then Charlotte Edgerton burst into his life. Denbigh wasn''t prepared for this headstrong American—or the passions she inspired on first sight. He knew only that he had to civilize her, present her at court, and Almack''s, and then marry her off to the highest bidder. It wasn''t until he nearly lost her that he realized the truth: She''d somehow reversed their roles and become the captor of his heart.

The Bridegroom

release date: Apr 02, 2014
The Bridegroom
He vowed to wed, bed, and abandon her. But love got in the way... Joan Johnston sweeps you back to Regency era England and Scotland with a love story that will take your breath away. Here is romance at its best as Johnston brings back unforgettable characters from her bestsellers Captive, After the Kiss, and The Bodyguard in a spellbinding novel of seduction and betrayal. She was the reigning belle of the ton for the fourth Season in a row, but Lady Regina Wharton, the Duke of Blackthorne''s daughter, was determined to avoid the perils of marriage. She had already seen enough to distrust all men. Then Clay Bannister, the dashing Earl of Carlisle, dared to steal a kiss and stir new and exciting desires. Scarred by tragedy, Carlisle intrigued her with his mysterious past and his dark, dangerous charm. She never suspected she was about to marry her father''s most vengeful enemy—or that her greatest defense would be the passions he could not resist....

The Bodyguard

release date: Apr 02, 2014
The Bodyguard
Sworn to protect her, he was forbidden to touch her....Joan Johnston is a masterful creator of unforgettable characters and stories that make you feel as if you''re falling in love again. Now she sweeps you back to Regency-era Scotland, where a determined young woman challenges a man''s world—even as she embraces the outsider who protects her life and steals her heart....When the tall, rugged stranger stepped out of the shadows and rescued her from a fate worse than death, Katherine MacKinnon knew she had found her bodyguard. With his steely arms and reckless courage, he would shield her from her clansmen, who refused to accept her as laird, and from the hated Duke of Blackthorne, who controlled her family''s lands. As her desire grew for the mysterious man who was constantly by her side, she had no idea that she was falling in love with the enemy himself....

After the Kiss

release date: Apr 02, 2014
After the Kiss
The Innocent Too tall and entirely too outspoken, Miss Eliza Sheringham grew up thumbing her nose at polite English society. So when Captain Lord Marcus Wharton, called Beau for his stunning good looks set his rakish sights on her, Eliza thought nothing of rejecting his advances. Until a stolen kiss swept her into the arms of a man too dangerous too love. . . . The Beau Called to battle, Marcus left behind the woman who had captured his heart—and the scandal ignited by their kiss. His brother''s disappearance made him Duke of Blackthorne, guardian of twin nieces who were rumored to be his own daughters. Badly scared in battle, the Beau had become the Beast of Blackthorne, a wounded animal destined to spend his life hiding in a shadowy wing of Blackthorne Abbey. The Beast When Eliza Sheringham showed up on his doorstep proposing herself as governess for the incorrigible twins, the Beast demanded marriage as the price of the job. He knew she could never love him. Surely his looks would drive her away—now that he hungered for her more than life itself....
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