Anticipation / Seduction(2008)
An omnibus of novels by Patrice Michelle
Some romances are meant to be... ANTICIPATION What if the "one who got away.,."didn't. Deidre Nelson has never forgotten the man who stole her heart so effectively a decade ago. When circumstances bring her back to Ventura, Texas to look after her parents' B&B, she prepares to face Jonas Mendez, the sexy wrangler-turned sheriff, with growing anticipation. Deidre's engaging smile and seductive gaze has haunted Jonas for ten years. But life's cruel ironies pepper his past, leaving him guarded and wary. He vows to keep his interaction with Deidre strictly professional while she's in Ventura. But when vandalism at the B&B turns life-threatening, Jonas finds himself intimately involved with the one woman he has always wanted but never touched. As a decade of built-up anticipation becomes reality, suddenly the line between protector and possessor begins to blur. SUSANNA'S SEDUCTION Seduction can be spontaneous Susan Brennon never expected that running an errand for her future sister-in-law would land her a spur-of-the-moment date. When Michael leads her down a sensual path of seduction, she takes on the sexy Italian full-throttle, all the while keeping her heart under tight guard. Every person she's formed a close attachment to has moved on. She doesn't expect Michael to be any different. From the moment he touches Susan, Michael Piccoli wants her. But as their relationship grows more physical, he finds that for the first time in his life he desires more than sex from a womanhe wants the whole package with Susanna. Michael's determined to break through the rigid hold Susanna has on her emotions. He'll do anything to reach her, even if that means taking their relationship to a whole new level.Two sexy stories that'll make you believe in happy-ever-afters all over again.