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message 1: by Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books), Harlequin Presents are my crack! (new)

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Harlequin Presents
Mar 2010
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Category: Passion
ISBN: 9780373128990 (#2899)
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Marchese's Forgotten Bride
by Michelle Reid


When Alessandro Marchese strides into the headquarters of his latest business acquisition, one person is particularly struck by his awesome presence…. The tingling of Cassie's skin lets her know her new boss is the man who left her pregnant with twins! And now it seems he's forgotten her altogether.

But the formidable Italian is more affected by Cassie than he lets on. The darkness in his memory is lifting. Now Alessandro needs just one more thing to complete the picture—Cassie, with his wedding ring on her finger….


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Harlequin Presents
Mar 2010
Miniseries: Pregnant Brides
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Greek Tycoon, Inexperienced Mistress
by Lynne Graham


Lindy was amazed when shipping tycoon Atreus Drakos made her his mistress. Her—with her fuller figure and lowly lifestyle making candles and potpourri! However, Atreus seemed enchanted by her curves when he made passionate love to her at his country retreat.

But Lindy came down to earth with two bumps, first when Atreus revealed she was just his weekend mistress; his bride would be selected from the upper echelons of Greek society. The second bump she wouldn't be able to hide…because she was carrying Atreus's baby!


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Harlequin Presents
Mar 2010
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ISBN: 9780373129010 (#2901)
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The Sheikh's Impatient Virgin
by Kim Lawrence


Set up against her will as a potential Arabian queen for the notorious Sheikh Karim, unworldly Eva has a plan to deter the desert king. She will convince him she's a modern, sexually experienced woman—and definitely not marriage material—even though she is really still a virgin.

However, the next thing she knows, Eva's become a bride! And her new husband is having a startling effect on her…. She finds herself increasingly impatient; could it be that shy Eva is curious about what lies ahead in the sheikh's marriage bed?


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Harlequin Presents
Mar 2010
Miniseries: Self-Made Millionaires
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ISBN: 9780373129027 (#2902)
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Bought: Destitute yet Defiant
by Sarah Morgan


He's scarred, sexy and unashamedly Sicilian…

Silvio Brianza dragged himself out of the slums, but his scars run deep….

She's defiant, desirable and utterly disobedient!

Jessie still scrapes her living, scrubbing floors by day and singing in seedy bars by night…. Silvio had turned his back on that world, but now that he's found Jessie he's going to make her his!

Jessie may be powerless to resist Silvio's raw sexuality but no amount of dresses and diamonds can change their history. He's her enemy, he's shunned his past—he'll never love the street girl she is.


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Harlequin Presents
Mar 2010
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ISBN: 9780373129034 (#2903)
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The Innocent's Surrender
by Sara Craven


Natasha Kirby had long been saddened by her family's feud with the Mandrakis men…now she's caught in its savage cross fire. The family business has fallen into the hands of merciless tycoon Alex Mandrakis. Summoned to his bedroom, Natasha is given an impossible ultimatum: sacrifice her virginity, or he will destroy her family!

Captive on Alex's luxury yacht, Natasha finds her trembling fear turns to traitorous shivers of desire. By rights she should despise him, but slowly she finds herself wishing that her bittersweet seduction could last forever….


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Harlequin Presents
Mar 2010
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His Mistress for a Million
by Trish Morey


Jobless, homeless and penniless: humble housekeeper Cleo Taylor seeks a suitable position of employment. All good offers accepted…

Billionaire tycoon Andreas Xenides seeks beautiful woman for business contract on the luxury island of Santorini. Terms: mistress for a month. Salary: one million dollars.

Training will be given….


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Harlequin Presents
Mar 2010
Miniseries: Hot Bed of Scandal
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ISBN: 9780373129058 (#2905)
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Exposed: Misbehaving with the Magnate
by Kelly Hunter


Seven years ago Gabrielle was the housekeeper's daughter, and Luc Duvalier, as the heir to a vast fortune, was forbidden! One hot kiss got Gaby banished, but she's returned home determined to face Luc as an equal—in every way!

The heat between them is all-consuming, and they both know it is only a matter of time before they give in—despite the scandal this will cause. But this maverick magnate doesn't care—he aims to keep Gaby so busy that she never leaves again!


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Harlequin Presents
Mar 2010
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ISBN: 9780373129065 (#2906)
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Public Affair, Secretly Expecting
by Heidi Rice


Mac Brody's Hollywood life is far removed from his turbulent youth—and that's how he likes it. The legendary bad boy refuses to be judged by Juno Delamare for declining his brother's wedding invitation….

But he can't get feisty Juno out of his head! So he goes to the wedding—to strip away her defenses and her sexy bridesmaid dress. When their steamy night hits the headlines, Mac sweeps Juno away for a two-week affair…. Soon Juno realizes she has more than memories to hold dear!


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Harlequin Presents
Mar 2010
Miniseries: Wedlocked!
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Category: Passion
ISBN: 9780373527571 (#93)
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The Konstantos Marriage Demand
by Kate Walker


Sadie Carteret and Nikos Konstantos were once blissfully in love. They planned the wedding of the year, and hoped that their union would create a powerful dynasty.

But business and pleasure should never be mixed. Nikos was accused of scheming for Sadie's money and title and was systematically destroyed by her family. The wedding was canceled, the relationship in tatters.

Now the ruthless billionaire has built himself back up from scratch. He will clear his name and demand what was rightfully his….

Sadie must love, honor and…obey….


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Harlequin Presents
Mar 2010
Miniseries: Wedlocked!
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Category: Passion
ISBN: 9780373527588 (#94)
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Claiming His Wedding Night
by Lee Wilkinson


Perdita Boyd must save her family's business and protect her ailing father. So what's she to do when the only investor to step forward is Jared Dangerfield? Her husband!

Young and in love, Perdita married Jared in a secret ceremony against her father's wishes. But the marriage was never consummated, as on their wedding night, Perdita caught Jared in bed with another woman.

Now Jared is back…to take the business, to take his revenge for being set up, and…to take his wife!


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Harlequin Presents
Mar 2010
Miniseries: The Italian's Baby
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ISBN: 9780373527595 (#95)
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The Italian's Ruthless Baby Bargain
by Margaret Mayo


Nanny Penny Keeling knows working for strong-but-silent Santo De Luca will be a challenge, but she's determined to do it for his little girl's sake. And she's equally determined not to fall for her dangerously attractive boss—she's been burned before….

Penny is pretty, charming and utterly beddable—and under the fiery Italian sun Santo seduces her….

It was meant to be only an affair. Now Penny has announced she's pregnant….


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Harlequin Presents
Mar 2010
Miniseries: The Italian's Baby
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ISBN: 9780373527601 (#96)
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Pregnant with the De Rossi Heir
by Maggie Cox


The last time Gianluca De Rossi saw Kate Richardson she was naked in his arms, her delectable body tangled up in silk sheets. Now his vanishing one-night stand is in his office—as his new temporary secretary.

And not only that—she's expecting!

Although he doesn't trust Kate, Gianluca is triumphant at becoming a father at last. So there is only one solution—he'll make his stand-in secretary his full-time wife!


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Marchese's Forgotten Bride by Michelle Reid
Greek Tycoon, Inexperienced Mistress by Lynne Graham
The Sheikh's Impatient Virgin by Kim Lawrence
Bought Destitute Yet Defiant by Sarah Monroe
The Innocent's Surrender by Sara Craven
His Mistress for a Million by Trish Morey
Exposed: Misbehaving with the Magnate by Kelly Hunter
Public Affair, Secretly Expecting by Heidi Rice

Harlequin Presents Extra
The Konstantos Marriage Demand by Kate Walker
Claiming His Wedding Night by Lee Wilkinson
The Italian's Ruthless Baby Bargain by Margaret Mayo
Pregnant with the De Rossi Heir by Maggie Cox


message 2: by willaful (new)

willaful | 344 comments Aw shoot! I was thinking that wedding night with another woman one sounded intriguing, but then saw it was Lee Wilkinson, who I find unreadable.


message 3: by Verity (new)

Verity | 567 comments Same here. I was ecstatic when I 1st saw Kim Lawrence & got deflated when it's a Sheikh book. Darn.


message 4: by willaful (new)

willaful | 344 comments You anti-Sheikh too? I don't absolutely refuse to read them, but they generally put me off.


message 5: by MelissaB (new)

MelissaB (melissaann) | 12 comments I love Sheikh books for some reason. Even though most of them are bad, I keep searching for the rare gem.

Just a warning, Sara Craven's The Innocent's Surrender apparently has a rape scene as the first love scene according to Dear Author.

For some reason, a lot of these books sounded really good to me so I will have to try to control my Kindle one-click button.


message 6: by Verity (new)

Verity | 567 comments Seton wrote a review on Sara Craven book. I'm not surprised 'cuz her books have some forced seduction scenes.

I've read some Sheikh books just 'cuz they're written by my auto-buy authors & 'cuz I'm OCD, just gotta read every single 1 of my fav authors' backlist but nowadays I tend to steer clear in general LOL... Nothing wrong w/ sheikh theme, to each her own. I'm not into westerns either but I've read some too.

OMG if I have Kindle, I'd end up in a homeless shelter, I swear. There'll be no stopping me from clicking away. I'm already in deep $hit having ebooks. I need to stay away from my laptop =^P


message 7: by Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books), Harlequin Presents are my crack! (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) (gatadelafuente) | 2277 comments Mod
I love sheikh romances. It's horrible of me, but I tend to want to read the controversial books, so the Sara Craven book won't put me off. But I am a big fan of hers.


message 8: by willaful (new)

willaful | 344 comments I'm usually intrigued by the controversial ones too. :-)


message 9: by Lynsey A (last edited Mar 02, 2010 07:32PM) (new)

Lynsey A (lovesdarcy) | 170 comments Danielle "The Book Huntress" wrote: "I love sheikh romances. It's horrible of me, but I tend to want to read the controversial books, so the Sara Craven book won't put me off. But I am a big fan of hers."

Further proof we are long lost sisters. :) I love the sheik theme and Sara Craven is one of my fave HP writers. I believe my first HP was by her oh so many years ago.

The Lynne Graham sounds interesting and she is a HP autobuy for me. She's my fave HP author. I have the first two in that series. I know I at least have two of "The Pregnant Brides" series.


message 10: by Samantha (new)

Samantha | 23 comments I love Sara Craven too. I think my first book by her was Moth to A Flame. A very old HP. I keep her stuff with some of my other older keeper books.


message 11: by Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books), Harlequin Presents are my crack! (last edited Mar 02, 2010 10:53PM) (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) (gatadelafuente) | 2277 comments Mod
I'd love to go back and get all of SC's books. I have most of them, but not all, yet!


message 12: by Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books), Harlequin Presents are my crack! (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) (gatadelafuente) | 2277 comments Mod
Lynsey Azkedelia wrote: "Danielle "The Book Huntress" wrote: "I love sheikh romances. It's horrible of me, but I tend to want to read the controversial books, so the Sara Craven book won't put me off. But I am a big fan o..."

It's uncanny how we have such things in common, Lynsey. LG is one of my faves, although sometimes I get frustrated with some of her persistent plot points.


message 13: by Verity (last edited Mar 02, 2010 11:01PM) (new)

Verity | 567 comments Which ones don't U have, D ? I can loan U my copies 'cuz I got everything on her backlist, if I'm not mistaken. I luv SC to pieces.

If U've read 'His wedding-nite heir', U'll know the ending of SC - TIS. It's similar, as in, hero has had the hots for young heroine @ 1st sight (think Johnny Depp & Vanessa Paradis), hero had asked for heroine's guardian's approval to officially court heroine but instead, was threatened to stay the hell away from her or else... I gotta say that I was kinda creeped out in the beginning by something that hero did. I'm not even talking 'bout the typical forced seduction scene =^D Yez, I'm a 12 y/o @ heart, going on 60. I luv the 'luv @ 1st sight' theme. Usually when a hawt guy takes a glimpse of me across the room, he runs the other way as fast as his wheels can carry him =)~


message 14: by Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books), Harlequin Presents are my crack! (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) (gatadelafuente) | 2277 comments Mod
What a sweet offer, V. I'll check and see which ones I don't have. I bought one off Amazon, but it was totally skanky and I ended throwing it away. Sounded good, too. I'll get back to you on that. BTW, I mailed off your books on Monday. I hope you get them soon.


message 15: by Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books), Harlequin Presents are my crack! (last edited Mar 02, 2010 11:45PM) (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) (gatadelafuente) | 2277 comments Mod
I liked His Wedding Night Heir. I've noticed that SC loves the forced marriage turns to love theme. I don't mind b/c I love that theme. I think I'll have to read the controversial SC book soon. My curiosity is killing me. I'm another sucker for the Love at first sight theme, esp. when it's the hero! Yes, the hot heroes run from me, as well. LOL. :)


message 16: by Lynsey A (new)

Lynsey A (lovesdarcy) | 170 comments Danielle "The Book Huntress" wrote: "What a sweet offer, V. I'll check and see which ones I don't have. I bought one off Amazon, but it was totally skanky and I ended throwing it away. Sounded good, too. I'll get back to you on that...."


LOL Which book of hers was skanky? I want to make sure I stay away from it and don't have it in my tbr pile! What a disappointment!


message 17: by Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books), Harlequin Presents are my crack! (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) (gatadelafuente) | 2277 comments Mod
When I say the book was skanky, I mean it was in bad condition, very mildewed. Sorry to be unclear. I don't remember what the name was, but the blurb sounded really interesting. :(


message 18: by Lynsey A (new)

Lynsey A (lovesdarcy) | 170 comments Ahh. LOL Oops. That's too bad.


message 19: by Jess the Romanceaholic (last edited Mar 05, 2010 03:06AM) (new)

Jess the Romanceaholic (romanceaholicbr) | 3 comments lol @"skanky"

HP's are totally my guilty pleasure. I really need to work on the rest of my TBR list and stop picking these up lol I've already read "Claiming His Wedding Night", and just picked up "Greek Tycoon, Inexperienced Mistress".

Housework can wait, huh? :P

ETA Ahhh I can see being a member here will be detrimental to my wallet. I went ahead and bought The Innocent's Surrender as well since y'all talked it up so much :P


message 20: by Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books), Harlequin Presents are my crack! (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) (gatadelafuente) | 2277 comments Mod
Jess, I'm so glad to find other HP fans to talk to. There's a lot of anti-HP romance readers out there. They just don't 'get it'. :)


message 21: by Jess the Romanceaholic (last edited Mar 05, 2010 04:39PM) (new)

Jess the Romanceaholic (romanceaholicbr) | 3 comments I told my husband I joined this group and he just rolled his eyes and shook his head lol. He just doesn't get it *sigh* :P

I think you'll like the SC one... :) Though I admit there was so much talk about him being a manwh*ore at the start of the novel that I actually thought to myself hat I'd be less concerned about a possible unplanned pregnancy and way more concerned that it would soon start to burn when I peed lol!


message 22: by Trish (last edited Mar 05, 2010 06:35PM) (new)

Trish Morey | 10 comments I hope you don't mind me popping by, but I just wanted to say how absolutely fantastic it is to find such an active community for readers of Harlequin Presents!

I love Presents (which I guess is why I ended up writing them:) and it's great to meet other readers. Keep up the great work!

Trish Morey


message 23: by Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books), Harlequin Presents are my crack! (last edited Mar 05, 2010 10:10PM) (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) (gatadelafuente) | 2277 comments Mod
Too funny, Jess.

Hi Trish. Thanks for dropping in. I for one, am crazy about Harlequin Presents. I'm glad to do what I can to foster a community for like-minded folks. Thanks for writing them. :)


message 24: by Trish (new)

Trish Morey | 10 comments My pleasure! And I really want to send a big cheer to the gorgeous reader who gave Back in the Spaniard's Bed (from The Latin Lover two in one) such a fabulous review. Thank you!!


message 25: by Vashti (new)

Vashti | 732 comments HI NEW TO GOODREADS,, LOVE HP'S HAVE READ THEM SINCE THEY WERE FIRST PUBLISHED MANY YEARS AGO, FAV AUTHOR IS LYNNE GRAHAM.


message 26: by Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books), Harlequin Presents are my crack! (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) (gatadelafuente) | 2277 comments Mod
Welcome, Vashti!


message 27: by Vashti (new)

Vashti | 732 comments thanks Danielle, glad to be here.just read the new cathy williams book, not one of my favs, the hero was sooo fullof himself, sorta spoiled the story for me...have the new chantelle shaw to read.. looking good so far


message 28: by Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books), Harlequin Presents are my crack! (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) (gatadelafuente) | 2277 comments Mod
Vashti, feel free to start a thread for your HP reading. We're enjoying it, so far.


Wendy,  Lady Evelyn Quince (ladyevelynquince) | 33 comments Vashti wrote: "HI NEW TO GOODREADS,, LOVE HP'S HAVE READ THEM SINCE THEY WERE FIRST PUBLISHED MANY YEARS AGO, FAV AUTHOR IS LYNNE GRAHAM."
Hi Vashti, I know this is an old post, But I hope you don't mind the hello. I'm new to Good Reads as well and love HPs. Lynne Graham, Miranda Lee, And Michelle Reids are faves, and I love most of the classic writers.


message 30: by Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books), Harlequin Presents are my crack! (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) (gatadelafuente) | 2277 comments Mod
Welcome aboard, Wendy!


message 31: by Vashti (new)

Vashti | 732 comments Hi Wendy, Welcome! reading some of the old HP'S that I got from the UBS, some of Jacquline Baird's who I really like...waiting for some of the new April releases to come out and the new one by my fav Lynne Graham.


Wendy,  Lady Evelyn Quince (ladyevelynquince) | 33 comments Thanks for the welcome, Vashti and Danielle!


message 33: by Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books), Harlequin Presents are my crack! (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) (gatadelafuente) | 2277 comments Mod
Thanks for joining us. I'm so glad there are other fans of HPs out there. :)


message 34: by AgentScully (new)

AgentScully | 56 comments I read The Sheikh's Impatient Virgin by Kim Lawrence yesterday. I really liked it, some witty dialogue, 4*.

I'm now reading Sara Craven's The Innocent's Surrender.


message 35: by Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books), Harlequin Presents are my crack! (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) (gatadelafuente) | 2277 comments Mod
I can't wait to see what you think, Scully.


message 36: by MelissaB (last edited Mar 27, 2010 04:11PM) (new)

MelissaB (melissaann) | 12 comments AgentScully wrote: "I read The Sheikh's Impatient Virgin by Kim Lawrence yesterday. I really liked it, some witty dialogue, 4*.

I'm now reading Sara Craven's The Innocent's Surrender."


Ohh great to hear there is a good Sheikh book out there now, thanks Agent Scully! I already have this one on Kindle too.


message 37: by AgentScully (new)

AgentScully | 56 comments I hope you enjoy it Melissa :-)


message 38: by Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books), Harlequin Presents are my crack! (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) (gatadelafuente) | 2277 comments Mod
I'm always scoping out sheikh books. LOL. :)


message 39: by MelissaB (new)

MelissaB (melissaann) | 12 comments If it's a Harlequin Presents and has Sheikh in the title, I buy it. Yeah I am real easy when it comes to Sheikhs :)


message 40: by Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books), Harlequin Presents are my crack! (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) (gatadelafuente) | 2277 comments Mod
You and me both. :)


message 41: by Slaveforomance (new)

Slaveforomance | 68 comments Sheikhs and royals are my least favorite HP themes. I only read one of the Karedes series and it was because iMelanie Milburne's The Future King's Love-Child, which featured Sebastian and Cassie.

I mean that's 1 out of 12 books that were offered.


message 42: by Verity (new)

Verity | 567 comments I wonder whazzup w/ the "impatient" on KL's title. I'm tempted to read even tho' sheikh isn't my cuppa.


message 43: by Vashti (new)

Vashti | 732 comments love the sheikh's books, there were a couple of early Lynne Graham's books that had sheikhs as the hero and loved them.reading a KIM LAWERANCE right now with the hero . you guessed it , a sheikh!


message 44: by Verity (new)

Verity | 567 comments Per my shelves, I've only read a whopping 6 Sheikh books. Mayhap more but I've donated 'cuz they're usually not re-read keepers.


message 45: by AgentScully (new)

AgentScully | 56 comments Verity wrote: "I wonder whazzup w/ the "impatient" on KL's title. I'm tempted to read even tho' sheikh isn't my cuppa."

I don't remember the heroine being particularly impatient, LOL


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