Best Selling Books by Penny Jordan

Penny Jordan is the author of Taken Over (2018), Cruel Legacy (2017), A Kind of Madness (2017), For One Night (2016), Time for Trust (2018) and other 195 books.

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Taken Over

release date: Oct 29, 2018
Taken Over
Read this classic romance by New York Times bestselling author Penny Jordan, now available for the first time in e-book! Marriage for a merger… Joel Howard — arrogant, self-assured and all too aware of his sexual magnetism — reminded Cassie of the unlikelihood of anyone ever loving her. She would rather have sold her soul to the devil than ally herself with him. So she entertained a proposal from his closest competitor, dangerously underestimating Joel’s desire to take over her London-based computer-games company. “There’s only one way I can be sure of your loyalty,” Joel told her, “and that’s by buying it, the same way Peter Williams intended to buy it — by marrying you.” Originally published in 1985

Cruel Legacy

release date: Sep 01, 2017
Cruel Legacy
Four women. One man’s death. Lives changed forever… Don’t miss this beloved classic from New York Times bestselling Harlequin Presents author Penny Jordan. Now available for the first time in e-book! One man’s life has come to an end, but for four women left behind, it’s just the beginning… Philippa: Stripped of her wealth and social standing, Philippa must prove to everyone – and to herself – that she is a woman who can stand alone. Sally: Faced with mounting family pressures that alienate her from her husband, Sally finds herself tempted by another man. Elizabeth: Torn by her need to support her husband and her emerging desire for independence, Elizabeth battles to come into her own. Deborah: Her new promotion leaves her to deal with a jealous lover and a ruthless boss – forcing her to take a hard look at the future. Can Philippa, Sally, Elizabeth and Deborah reclaim their destinies after their lives are changed forever by the final actions of one man? Originally published in 1994

A Kind of Madness

release date: Jul 01, 2017
A Kind of Madness
Read this classic romance by New York Times bestselling author Penny Jordan, now available for the first time in e-book! Surrendering to his touch! Elspeth wants an orderly life, with no chaotic emotional displays. So, marrying wealthy, dependable lawyer Peter seems the perfect choice…until dashing Carter MacDonald walks into her life! Carter could easily sweep a woman off her feet. But Elspeth has always kept her feet firmly on solid ground. Until, suddenly, she starts to wonder what it might be like to put aside practicality and give in to the kind of passion Carter promises… Originally published in 1990

For One Night

release date: Sep 12, 2016
For One Night
A much-loved Harlequin Presents from NYT bestselling author Penny Jordan! A night with consequences…! Desolated by the loss of a close friend, Diana had fallen into the arms of gorgeous stranger. It had a been a heart-stopping night of searing passion which she would never forget…especially because she’s now pregnant! Making a new life for herself and her baby, Diana moves to a new town. But fate has obviously a bigger plan… The baby’s father lives there too! And successful billionaire, Marcus Simpson, wants way more than just one night… Originally published in 1987.

Time for Trust

release date: Dec 01, 2018
Time for Trust
Read this classic romance novella by New York Times bestselling author Penny Jordan, now available for the first time in e-book! Tempted by the millionaire… Jessica Collingwood launched herself on a new career. She firmly believed that she had put the traumas of the past successfully behind her. Yet some shadows still lingered and she feared that even now her parents would somehow try to manipulate her and force her to return to the life-style she’d rejected. That’s why it was surprising when she fell head over heels in love with Daniel Hayward. Rich, attractive and successful, just the sort of man her parents would have chosen for her. He told her he loved her, but could Jessica trust him? Originally published in 1991

THEY'RE WED AGAIN!

release date: Mar 01, 2021
THEY'RE WED AGAIN!
A wedding invitation sets an old love back in motion! Belle is in bed with influenza. When she answered the door and saw her ex-husband Luke, she loses consciousness. Belle had been working at a major investment consultancy company when she met Luke, who was only a postgraduate student. They fell in love and married young, believing that the difference in their incomes and position in society would make no difference to their love.... However their marriage did not last and seven years have passed since their divorce. In the flesh once again, Luke appears almost terrifyingly handsome, and she is spellbound by his mature manliness. But why has he appeared now...?

Force of Feeling

release date: Jul 30, 2018
Force of Feeling
Read this classic romance by New York Times bestselling author Penny Jordan, now available for the first time in e-book! A searing passion left her scarred… And since that devastating experience, when Campion had been like a newly opened flower crushed by a cruel hand, she had closed out that side of her nature. Her literary agent, the frighteningly sensual Guy French, declared her historical novels well written - but flat and lifeless. He demanded she add passion. So she took herself off to a remote cottage in Wales. Perhaps inspiration would come. And then she discovered Guy French would be there to see that it did… Originally published in 1988.

It Happened At Christmas

release date: Oct 01, 2007
It Happened At Christmas
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't get in the way of their love. Only Marianne's refusal to compromise her principles can, in a captivating story by PENNY JORDAN. Wealthy farmer Luke Hudson gets more than he bargained for when he plucks a destitute young woman from the workhouse. He may have rescued Connie Summers from a life of penury and hard labor, but her spirit and warmth give him a new outlook—and a second chance at love, in an enthralling story by HELEN BROOKS. Modern-thinking doctor Harry Fleet and compassionate but old-school nurse Tilly Dainty clash at the Tap House surgery in 1920s East London. But working together to care for the sick and needy turns out to be a healing balm on both their hearts, in an emotional story by CAROL WOOD.

Her Passionate Awakening

release date: Jul 15, 2019
Her Passionate Awakening
Read this classic romance by New York Times bestselling author Penny Jordan, now available for the first time in e-book! Previously published as Lingering Shadows in 1991. Out of the shadows of the past. Linked by ambition and passion and held apart by the sins of the fathers… Money, power, influence — LEO von Hessler has inherited it all from his manipulative, empire-building father. But just how much of his business has been built at the expense of others’ shattered hopes and dreams? Only a visit to English company, Carey Chemicals, can answer Leo’s questions. Ambitious, relentless, driven — SAUL Jardine, corporate raider, knows just when to close in on ailing companies. Respected and feared in the business world, Saul has pursued his career single-mindedly, to the detriment of love and family. His life at a crossroads, he is now set to carry out one last transaction: moving in on Carey’s — a company ripe for takeover. Sensitive, intense, determined — DAVINA James has been forced to suppress her warmth and sensuality, first by her domineering father and then by her womanizing husband. Now, a beautiful widow, she’s stopped yearning for love, turning her energies instead into confronting the business giants who seek to take her inheritance — Carey’s — away from her. A confrontation which will have unexpected and far-reaching consequences…

Escape from Desire

release date: Jan 01, 2017
Escape from Desire
Re-read this classic romance by New York Times bestselling author Penny Jordan! When Tamara's Caribbean holiday turned into a nightmare, there was only one man she could turn to—Zach Fletcher! With their lives in jeopardy, in the heat of the jungle, Zach took Tamara's innocence for his own. They escaped from danger—but not from the consequences of their passion! Neither of them could know that their heated fling would leave Tamara pregnant. Reunited in London, Tamara is reminded of the claim Zach has on her body. And he'll do anything to prove their chemistry means more than just an affair… Originally published in 1982

Marriage: To Claim His Twins

release date: Sep 01, 2010
Marriage: To Claim His Twins
An Entertainment Weekly Top 10 Romance Author Passion has a double price… Alexander Konstantinakos has discovered that one passionate night in England had its consequences: two, to be precise. Out of the blue he's turned up on Ruby Wareham's doorstep—to take his twin sons back to Greece! Ruby's shocked that she's still so attracted to dark, sexy and powerful Alexander. She's afraid she might lose her beautiful boys, whom she's struggled to bring up on her own, but maybe there's a solution…. Can she wed Sander—a virtual stranger—and live as his wife, and in his bed?

Penny Jordan Collection

release date: Jul 01, 2013
Penny Jordan Collection
One Night In His Arms Ranulf Carrington's cruel words had crushed Sylvie's youthful passion. But she was a woman now, sophisticated and confident. Everything was different...yet nothing had changed. Ran might never come to love her, but Sylvie knew she'd still do almost anything for just one night in her first love's arms. One Intimate Night Piers's relationship with Georgia Evans was strictly business, which should have made their living under the same roof a fairly straightforward affair. So why couldn't Piers stop Georgia from stealing into his thoughts? He wasn't a man to act on impulse, but how long could he resist this beauty...?

VALENTINE'S NIGHT

release date: Dec 16, 2021
VALENTINE'S NIGHT
His warmth stirred my soul and forcefully taught me to love. For Sorrel, who was living in a small town in England with her parents and her fiancé peacefully, the visit of that man - Val - was an incident. A descendant of her ancestors who came to Australia from England several generations ago. In other words, she was her blood relative, but of course she had never met her. For Val's visit to retrace her roots, Sorrel's parents had prepared an old farm that was no longer in use. Sorrel welcomed Val there, but was surprised to see her when she arrived. What? He's actually a man? The roads are blocked by a blizzard, the town is far away, and there is only one bed...

Mission: Make-Over

release date: Nov 01, 2009
Mission: Make-Over
Lucianna Stewart knew she had to change her image. Even her brothers said she needed to become more feminine. Family friend, Jake Carlisle, offered to help with her make-over. If anyone knew about sexy women it was Jake.In her dungarees, Luce might have looked like a teenager, but in her new figure-hugging clothes she looked every bit a woman. Pity the transformation would be wasted on her boyfriend—unless Jake could make Luce realise that her efforts were targeted towards the wrong man!

Man-Hater

release date: Feb 21, 2011
Man-Hater
Man wanted: weekend only One humiliating experience had put Kelly off men altogether. But now she needed a man, fast, to fend off her friend's husband's attentions—no strings attached. The escort agency was the obvious place to go. And Jake Fielding was what she got! Jake could see why Kelly had a problem with men, but he thought he could help fix it. All it needed was time, patience...and passion.

The Marriage Demand

release date: Oct 01, 2009
The Marriage Demand
Millionaire Nash Connaught knew something about Faith that could cost her her job. And he was holding the dark secret over her head.... He had never meant to blackmail her into bed! But the temptation they both felt had been too strong.... Faith was--had been--a virgin. Nash's reaction was to insist on marriage. But was he marrying Faith for honor? Or was it part of his revenge for something that had happened between them ten years ago?

Reawakened by His Touch

release date: May 15, 2017
Reawakened by His Touch
Re-read this classic romance by New York Times bestselling author Penny Jordan, previously published as Too Short A Blessing in 1986 Why wouldn't Jonas Chesney just leave her alone with her memories? Why was this arrogant new neighbor so determined to intrude on Sara's emotions—and arouse her passion? After her fiancé's sudden death more than a year before, Sara had resolved never to fall in love again. But she'd reckoned without the strong-willed Jonas Chesney… To her own surprise, Sara found her body awakened by his caress—and she responded with a fervor so intense it promised to overshadow her past!

Lesson to Learn

release date: Aug 01, 2018
Lesson to Learn
Read this classic romance by New York Times bestselling author Penny Jordan, now available for the first time in e-book! Tangled dreams… Gray Philips had hired Sarah to be his son’s nanny out of desperation—she alone could reach and comfort the unhappy child. But Gray made no secret of the fact he resented her presence in his home and in his life. Forging a bond between father and son was near impossible task—as was hiding her growing feelings for a man who’d forsaken love and trust… Originally published in 1992

Desire for Revenge/A Debt Paid in Passion

release date: Jun 01, 2020
Desire for Revenge/A Debt Paid in Passion
Desire For Revenge - Penny Jordan Ex-lover, new boss! Sarah believed in love at first sight. But after meeting the man of her dreams, and spending a night of passion in his arms, she was scared the magic couldn’t possibly last. So she left before he awoke. Joshua Howard had met his perfect woman, and lost her again in one night. Now he vowed to get his own back on her, and his revenge was going to be slow and sweet. It would begin as soon as he introduced himself as Sarah’s new boss! A Debt Paid In Passion - Dani Collins A beautiful thief? Raoul Zesiger has everything a man could want — including Sirena Abbott, the perfect PA who keeps his life in order. Or so it seems, until their professional relationship gives way to one hot, impassioned night...and then he has her arrested for embezzlement! She may have escaped a prison sentence, but Sirena knows she’ll be shackled to Zesiger by more than just the past. With Raoul determined to recover the debt she owes him, Sirena is torn between guilt and an impossible attraction. But what will happen when Raoul uncovers the truth behind her theft?

Levelling the Score

release date: Mar 14, 2016
Levelling the Score
He'd always made light of her feelings When she was young, Jenna had been infatuated with Simon Townsend, her best friend's teasing brother. Then infatuation changed to a curious uneasiness, one that made her feel edgy and restless in his company. Fortunately she had little occasion to see much of him now, for, as a prominent London barrister, he moved in different circles than Jenna. But an escapade of his sister's threw Simon and Jenna together again in a most awkward—not to mention compromising—situation. He thought it was funny. Jenna was not amused. And she would have given anything to avoid the consequences! Originally published in Sep 1988.

FRENCH LEAVE

release date: May 13, 2020
FRENCH LEAVE
Livvy is spending the summer at her cousin’s villa in France. While she’s on her way there, she’s almost hit by a car. The man behind the wheel has a haughty attitude and thinks Livvy is nothing more than a foolish, belligerent tourist… That night, a ruffian accosts Livvy at the inn. She freezes in fear…just as someone else barges in. She thinks help has arrived, but the person at the door is the man she fought with that afternoon!

Without Trust

release date: Jan 01, 1989
Without Trust
Without Trust by Penny Jordan released on Jul 25, 1989 is available now for purchase.

Out of the Night

release date: Jan 13, 2020
Out of the Night
Read this classic romance by New York Times bestselling author Penny Jordan, now available for the first time in e-book! Back in her sexy stranger’s bed? Stranded in a snowstorm, Emily Blacklaw had to accept the handsome stranger’s offer of help—even though it meant sharing the warmth of Matt Slater’s bed. It was a turning point for Emily, and the desires and passions they shared haunted her through the days and months that followed. Now Matt is back—and living in the same house! And Emily finds it difficult to reject Matt’s demands, especially since they are the same demands she secretly harbours… Originally published in 1990.

Ruthless Passion

release date: Nov 27, 2017
Ruthless Passion
Ruthless Passion by Penny Jordan released on Nov 27, 2017 is available now for purchase.

Permission to Love

release date: Sep 01, 2016
Permission to Love
Enjoy this classic Harlequin Presents from NYT bestselling author Penny Jordan! Permission to love…his ward? Lindsay Ferris had always thought sexy older man Lucas Armitage was on her side against her tyrannical and controlling father. Lucas had urged to live her own life and make her own choices. But that was before her father died - leaving Lucas in charge of her inheritance and all of her choices! It seems her father’s trust in Lucas now makes him feel duty bound to honour her father’s wishes. Which means marrying a man she does not love and a life without passion… And when it comes to it, Lucas can’t consign her to this fate…not when he’s always wanted her for himself! Originally published in 1985.

Mediterranean Marriages Collection

release date: Mar 14, 2016
Mediterranean Marriages Collection
Harlequin Presents® offers you another chance to enjoy these sensational stories set in the majestic Mediterranean from Entertainment Weekly’s Top 10 Romance Authors Penny Jordan and Carole Mortimer. Passion and the Prince by Penny Jordan Just who is Lily Wrightington—cynical fashion photographer or studious art historian? Prince Marco di Lucchesi can't hide his haughty disdain for this Englishwoman—or his strong attraction to her! A Stormy Spanish Summer by Penny Jordan The last time Vidal saw Fliss, he hated and wanted her with equal measure. Now, as the truth about Fliss comes flooding out, and the power of their stormy attraction takes hold, can Vidal admit how wrong he's been about her? The Infamous Italian’s Secret Baby by Carole Mortimer Gabriel Danti was renowned for his prowess in the bedroom—and Bella Scott was unable to resist the temptation of the night he was offering. Bella never thought she'd see Gabriel again so has never told him that he has a son! Bedded for the Spaniard’s Pleasure by Carole Mortimer Wealthy, powerful and handsome, Rafe Montero has it all. All except the one thing he really wants: fiery Cairo Vaughn, the woman who abruptly ended their short but intensely passionate affair years before. Now Rafe is determined to have Cairo once more!

When The Magnate Meets His Match

release date: Mar 01, 2020
When The Magnate Meets His Match
Re-read this classic romance by New York Times bestselling author Penny Jordan previously published as Wanting in 1984. As a model, Heather is accustomed to being objectified. She keeps men at a distance — tempting them and then rejecting them — her need for control a response to the traumatic experiences of her past. All that changes when she meets Race Williams. He’s a master at the game of enticement and denial, and for the first time Heather knows what it’s like to burn for something she can’t have. Until one passion-fueled night leads to ever-lasting consequences! Mills & Boon Modern — Seduction, glamour and sinfully seductive heroes await you in luxurious international locations.

Taken by the Sheikh

release date: Feb 01, 2007
Taken by the Sheikh
Prince al Drac'ar al Karim, Sheikh of Dhurahn,must find a bride for his brother—and whobetter than Englishwoman Sadie Murray, whois stranded and jobless in the desert. But Drax must make sure that Sadie is asvirginal as she seems. While he has her in hispower she's his to command, and he'll test herwife-worthiness at every opportunity.

Shadow Marriage

release date: Mar 01, 2017
Shadow Marriage
Re-read this classic romance by New York Times bestselling author Penny Jordan Sarah's heart broke the moment she discovered her brand-new marriage to Benedict de l'Isle was the result of a foolish bet between Ben and his friend Dale. In anger, Sarah let Ben think Dale had been her lover, and walked away forever. Or so she thought… Three years later, Sarah finds herself working once again with her husband. A husband who is convinced that she destroyed their marriage, and is determined to punish her…in the most delectable of ways! Originally published in 1984

PAYMENT IN LOVE

release date: May 14, 2020
PAYMENT IN LOVE
Kyle was brought into Heather’s family as a foster son when Heather was seven years old. Fearing that he would steal her parents’ love, she plotted against him until finally she pulled the stunt that drove him out. Six years later, her father has fallen sick, and Heather goes to see Kyle—now a successful young businessman—once again. Regretting the past, she just wants to get along with him, as a true family would… But Kyle has other ideas!

A Little Seduction

release date: Feb 05, 2013
A Little Seduction
In "A Treacherous Seduction," Beth who is still recovering from heartbreak has no intention of being seduced by Alex Andrews; and in "The Marriage Resolution," Dee who regrets focusing on her career runs into her one true love, Hugh Montpelier.

Game of Love

release date: Jun 01, 2018
Game of Love
Read this classic romance by New York Times bestselling author Penny Jordan, now available for the first time in e-book! His game, her rules... Tasha can’t refuse to help—not when her favourite cousin’s happiness is at stake! But pretending to be someone she isn’t is a risky business… Especially when it involves trying to fool Luke Templecombe. And Luke is fooled. In fact, he finds Tasha’s act so convincing he expects to become her lover. What he can’t believe is that she turns him down. But Tasha isn’t interested in just an affair—with Luke, she wants so much more. Is it too much to ask of a man who only plays games of love? Originally published in 1990

A Scandalous Innocent

release date: Jun 01, 2017
A Scandalous Innocent
Read this classic romance by New York Times bestselling author Penny Jordan, now available for the first time in e-book! Originally published as Without Trust in 1988. Seduced by her enemy! Accused of committing a scandalous crime, Lark Cummings is devastated. And, in court, ruthless prosecutor James Wolfe shows her no mercy. But then, incredibly, the case is dropped and impoverished Lark is offered a job by a rich widow—unaware that James Wolfe is her employer's enigmatic son. With James's reappearance in her life, Lark fears the strength of her attraction. She's torn—dare she risk her trust to this man who hurt her in the past and give in to the powerful currents pulsing between them?

The Only One

release date: Jul 01, 2020
The Only One
Re-read this classic romance by New York Times bestselling author Penny Jordan. Innocent Brooke Beauclere knows that to Adam Henderson she’s just an object of fleeting desire — the perfect conquest for an alpha male with a fortune at his disposal. But how dare he assume that she could be bought for his pleasure! He’s clearly no better than the high-society snobs who taunted him for his working-class roots. Against all reason, Brooke is attracted to him, but can she reveal her love and risk losing Adam completely? Originally published in 1984. Mills & Boon Modern — Escape to exotic locations where passion knows no bounds.

Claiming His Shock Heir

release date: Mar 01, 2017
Claiming His Shock Heir
Re-read this classic romance by New York Times bestselling author Penny Jordan, previously published as What You Made Me in 1984 A week ago Philippa's life had been relatively uncomplicated. But that was before she returned to the village she left eleven years ago; young, frightened and pregnant. Having raised her son alone, Philippa thinks nothing could ever frighten her again…until she meets Scott Garston—her first love, hard-hearted tycoon…and father of her child! Scott has never forgiven Philippa for abandoning their relationship—his reputation for ruthlessness is entirely her responsibility! So when he realizes the chemistry between them still burns, it's his perfect chance for vengeance. And when he discovers the shocking secret she's been keeping from him Scott is determined to claim his revenge and his son!

Tug of Love

release date: Jul 16, 2012
Tug of Love
Had He Returned for Her…Or Their Son? Life wasn't easy as a single mom, but somehow Win had managed to raise a son that any mother could be proud of. Now Charlie's father was back on the scene—and demanding as share in his child. But was a share all James wanted? Could it be that her seductive ex-husband meant to take Charlie away from her? All Win knew was that in the space of a few days James had managed to turn her calm, self-assured world upside down. But was her concern more about Charlie's future—or her own?

The Trusting Game

release date: Mar 11, 2019
The Trusting Game
Don't miss this classic romance by New York Times bestselling author Penny Jordan! She would not be seduced! A pretty woman with no head for business? Christa Bellingham had worked hard to banish this image of herself. Did that mean that she now came across as too outspoken particularly about men? She had learned the hard way that men were not to be trusted. And Daniel Geshard’s line of business attracted the worst of deceivers. He said Christa’s cynicism was a disguise and he could teach her to trust. Daniel seemed so genuine, but didn’t he have a lot to gain if he could win her over? Originally published in 1995

The Penny Jordan Collection

release date: Jan 01, 1994
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