Bell Bridge Books
Love is a dangerous choice.
Murder is the last thing homicide Detective Nick Sheridan wants to deal with when he retreats to the small, coastal town of Freedom, Texas. His last case--possibly his last ever--was the most horrific he'd ever seen. No, he wants to drink, forget, and find a warm, willing woman.
The Last Shot Bar & Grill seems like the perfect place to do that.
Della Rose, single mother and waitress at the Last Shot, is anything but warm and willing. Della has baggage; she pegs Nick as a cop the moment she sees him, and no matter how hot he is, she's not interested. When her boss, Charlie Banks, is murdered and the local police chief writes it down as a robbery gone bad, Della is forced to turn to Nick for help.
Soon, Nick is unwillingly drawn in to the mystery of why Charlie was murdered and what the gunmen wanted. As Nick and Della enter a red-hot affair, Nick falls hard for Della, but Della has no intention of a serious relationship.
Della and her family are in danger. Nick's instincts are to protect and serve, but Della's are to push away anyone who might hurt her. Even him.
Can they catch a murderer and solve the mystery without Della's life being torn apart once again? And can they put aside their past long enough to trust their love?
Sing Me Back Home
Dr. Jack Gallagher, one of Marietta, Montana's most eligible bachelors, hasn't been serious about a woman since his wife died five years ago. He's been content to date occasionally, practice medicine and raise his teenage daughter.
Then happily divorced former fashion model, Maya Parrish, moves back to Marietta, with her own teenaged daughter in tow forcing Jack to rethink his casual dates only rule. Maya, Jack's high school girlfriend and almost fiancée, may have broken his heart the night of their high school graduation, but the moment Jack and Maya meet again, all the sizzle and sparks, and then some, come rushing back.
Maya is ready to give love a second try. Jack isn't sure he can take that chance again. He knows how quickly happiness can be ripped away, leaving heartbreak in its place. Can a mad, passionate affair last or will it burn itself out as quickly as it began?
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An undying love. An enduring threat.
When Claire Westbrook and Jonas Clark meet, the attraction is instantaneous. And dangerous. Neither plans a workplace romance. Jonas is a top notch neurosurgeon, single with no plans to change. Claire is a trauma surgeon with a failing marriage. The last thing either one wants is to become embroiled in what promises to be a very complicated relationship.
From their first accidental meeting, Claire and Jonas feel a strange connection. A connection each tries to deny, but one that only grows stronger each time they are together. Claire and Jonas are both professionals who have seen too much gritty reality to believe in the unbelievable. Until the unbelievable becomes very real.
The evil that continues to stalk them is very much in the present. Can their timeless love survive and triumph?
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Their passion is one fire they can’t put out.
Nine years ago, he left her alone and pregnant. Now he’s back.
When hotshot firefighter Callie Kilpatrick gets a new partner, he’s the last man she ever wanted to meet again: Rick Montana, the man she once loved and planned to marry, the man who left her without explanation. Rick resurrects all the old, unresolved feelings she had for him. Though she never told him about her pregnancy, she blames him for the loss of their child.
As for Rick, he's never forgotten Callie. But as her anger singes him, he wonders if he’ll ever be able to get past the walls she’s built around her heart. When they must work together to discover a murderer, they discover that passion still burns hot between them.
Cowboy Come Home
Bell Bridge Books
Eve Gaddy delights her fans with a classic "secret baby” story . . .
A bittersweet reunion. A second chance at happiness.
The daughter who may never forgive them both.
Sixteen years ago, rodeo hungry Jake Rollins left Happy, Texas and love behind. What he didn’t know was that he’d left his unborn daughter behind as well. After a chance meeting with young Leigh, he can’t shake his suspicions and arrives in Happy, determined to find the truth and correct the worst mistake of his life.
Widow Anna Connor has no more reason to trust champion bronc rider Jake Rollins when he blows back into town than when he’d broken her heart sixteen years ago, leaving her devastated and pregnant. She’d picked up the pieces of her life and found a good man, a man she eventually loved, to help her raise her baby. She doesn’t owe Jake anything. She shouldn’t care at all . . . except the sexiest cowboy she’s ever known is unfinished business for her heart and the father of her child. Like it or not, the time has come to introduce Jake Rollins to the daughter he’s never known.
Can they navigate the rocky road of redemption and find a way into each other’s hearts? Can they forge a real family, or will they have to put their daughter’s feelings first if she rejects the father she never knew?
The Return to Caddo Lake Trilogy
Bell Bridge Books
Will McClain swears to bring his foster mother’s killer to justice . . .
even if that person is his brother, Jed.
When Texas Ranger Will McClain discovers that his foster mother's remains have been found in the East Texas town he left years before, he returns to solve the mystery of who murdered Frannie Granger and why.
While investigating the murder he falls for the lovely Tessa Lang, the archeologist who discovered Frannie's bones. He also reconnects with his foster siblings, Jed Louis and Emerald Monday. But Will is a Ranger and must do everything in his power to find the murderer, even when his foster brother is the main suspect.
Will has returned to the only home he's ever known, but convincing Tessa that she can make it her home as well is a tall order. For Tessa believes her career lies elsewhere, and that the love she's discovered for teaching as well as her love for Will are both temporary.
Just One Night
Bell Bridge Books
They spent one passionate night together, a night neither could forget...
But it isn’t until Bomb Unit Detective Alexandra "Alex” Sheridan is assigned to investigate architect Luke Morgan about the bombing of his new building that Alex is forced to face the man–and feelings–she’d run from earlier. Drawn to the charismatic man who'd soothed her grief with their shared passion, she finds herself wanting more from him.
As the case progresses, however, she questions his innocence and his feelings for her. Can she trust him, ignoring his past and the evidence pointing to his guilt? Or will she have to be satisfied with just one night?
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It's a match made in Heaven with the Sheriff from Hell--Hell, Texas, that is.
Grace O'Malley is the sheriff of Bandido County in southwest Texas. Posing as an EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) investigator, Max Ridell is an undercover Texas Ranger, looking to bust an illegal-alien smuggling ring, and the Sheriff's office is high on the list of suspects.
Max can't reconcile the honest, hardworking Grace with a smuggler of illegal aliens, nor can he ignore his immediate attraction to her. As for Grace, she can’t seem to fit the sexy Max into the role of a nerdy, EPA agent. That doesn’t keep her for falling for him, a man who doesn’t believe in love. He’s been down that road before and knows it never works out.
When the truth about Max’s real reason for being in Hell comes out, Grace feels hurt and betrayed. Still, they must work together to bust the smuggling ring, without either of them getting killed.
Can she forgive him for lying to her? And if so, can she make him see that what they have can last a lifetime?
Bell Bridge Books
Piper Stevenson's mysterious "potion" cured one of Dr. Eric Chambers' patients. Dr. Chambers is determined to unravel the secret of her painful past. But can they heal each other's hearts?
He brought her hand to his lips and gently kissed the knuckles. Her scent, as rare and delicate as one of her orchids, assaulted his senses.
"What-what are you doing?" She sounded breathless, he noticed, pleased.
He turned her hand over and grazed his lips across it. Hiding a smile, he answered her. "Changing the subject."
"Well . . . well . . . don't." She tried to pull her hand loose, but he kissed her wrist again.
His lips traveled to her open palm. "Don't what?"
"For heaven's sake, we're in a restaurant," she hissed.
"I know. If we weren't, I wouldn't be kissing just your hand." Dropping a last kiss on her wrist, he regretfully let go, gazing at her mouth and schooling his features into an innocent guise.
"Stop trying to . . . to . . . to seduce me," she whispered loudly.
A slow smile spread over his face.
"A sparkling-fresh love story . . . Four Stars" — Romantic Times, Melinda Helfer
"This book is fabulous; the plot is original and fresh. The characters are darling and the sexual tension simmers . . ." — Rendezvous
Too Close for Comfort
Bell Bridge Books
He kidnapped her in her own hospital . . . to keep her alive.
Dr. Marissa Fairfax is a calm, cool trauma surgeon. Police officer Jack Corelli is a tough cop who’s been assigned to protect her until she testifies at a murder trial—whether she wants his help, or not.
Jack’s more than willing to enforce the mandatory protection order, but he’s got his work cut out for him.
Awards and Reviews:
Winner of the 1998 Golden Quill Award for Best Romantic Suspense
Winner of the 1997 Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Awards for Best First Series Book
"There is an outstanding new voice in series romance, and her name is Eve Gaddy.” 4 ½ Stars
— Romantic Times, Melinda Helfer
On Thin Ice
Bell Bridge Books
His voice promised midnight sin and passion.
Attorney Gabrielle Rousseau lives her life by simple rules: Never let a man stand in the way of your ambition and never drop expensive lingerie at the feet of a charming Texas rogue.
As sinfully gorgeous Devlin Sinclair helps her retrieve her most intimate purchases, Gabrielle knows she's in trouble. His suggestive smile and dark smoldering gaze leave no doubt that he'd be happy to deliver on her long-resisted fantasies. None of which she can afford to indulge.
Not now. Not with him.
Devlin Sinclair is an attorney with ambition to match her own, and the new obstacle in her path to partner. Avoiding him is not an option, but sharing a case--at the insistence of her boss--is flirting with danger. Devlin makes her forget everything except the feel of his hands on her.
Devlin knows the lady doesn't believe in forever, but he's never walked away from anything he's wanted. He's determined to share the pain that shadows her and find a way to teach her that what they have is forever.
"Ms. Gaddy creates a sizzling sensual tension guaranteed to please the most exacting of romance fans. 4 Stars" — Romantic Times, Melinda Helfer
"This writer's characters come to life and leave the reader breathless. She is wonderful. Outstanding! 5 BELLS!" — Bell Book & Candle, Lorraine Stephens
"...a thoroughly satisfying reading experience that will appeal to those who love a blazing romance wrapped inside a heart throbbing story line...one of the best category writers on the market today." — Painted Rock, Harriet Klausner
"A master of romantic suspense, Ms. Gaddy gifts us with an unforgettable novel. Highly Recommended" — Under the Covers Book Reviews, Kathee S. Card
"Passion, danger, love, honor— all abound in this wonderful offering of Ms. Gaddy's. ...What a humdinger of a book!" — Compuserve, Jo Riemer
Baby Be Mine
"Marriage of Inconvenience"
Harlequin Superromance #1484
When hardworking cop Maggie Barnes finds an abandoned baby next to her cruiser, she's determined to keep her. There's only one thing standing between the irresistible infant and her prospective mother.
Good thing Maggie has a plan: Tucker Jones. The freedom-loving bachelor isn't looking for a wife—let alone a child. Still, Maggie convinces him that this instant family is temporary. As soon as she knows the baby is hers, she and Tucker will go their separate ways.
The problem with her plan? The intense attraction between them that says this union is anything but temporary.…
The Christmas Baby
"The Brothers Kincaid, Book 3"
Harlequin Superromance #1457
Life was too sweet to settle down…
It was a single guy’s dream. Brian Kincaid’s job took him all over the world and he got to sample women the way other people sampled exotic cuisines. Until DNA tests and a ten-month-old orphan turned him into the diaper-toting dad he’d never planned on being.
Luckily, Faith McClain was perfect for the job of nanny. With her in charge, Brian could go back to being the freewheeling bachelor, no strings attached. Except he wasn’t at all sure that the perfect nanny was what he wanted. Maybe this Christmas he wanted a lover and a wife to go with that baby under the tree?
The Brothers Kincaid
"A warm holiday romance." — Harriet Klausner
"Charming and poignant."— Amy Lavora, NovelTalk Reviews
"Sure to touch your heartstrings."— Cheril Vernon, Palestine Herald-Press
Harlequin Superromance #1367
Ava Vincent hightailed it out of Texas more than twenty years ago, vowing never to return. Too many bad memories. Too many people she’d abandoned and let down. So she’s shocked to find her new job has brought her to the very town where her long-estranged brothers live. And in the midst of a welcome but difficult reconciliation, it’s an irresistible boat captain who helps her heal old wounds.
Jack Williams never thought he’d find love again after losing his wife—until Ava. Even his troubled teenage son has grown to love her. But despite their obvious connection, she’s holding something back.
As their attachment deepens, Ava faces an agonizing dilemma: refuse to trust Jack with her past and push him away…or reveal her shameful secret and lose him completely.
That Night in Texas
Harlequin Superromance #1313
She's fighting the past...
Dr. Lana McCoy moved to Aransas City, Texas hoping to escape her past. But that fateful night in California keeps coming back to haunt her.
He's battling the present...
Gabe Randolph loved running his charter fishing boat business. It meant he was outdoors, active and carefree. Now he's struggling to come to terms with a new reality.
Can they find a future?
When someone threatens to harm Lana, she and Gabe put aside their individual problems to ensure ach other's safety. That night in Texas shows them anything is possible.
Somewhere in Texas
Harlequin Superromance #1276
Bartender Cameron Randolph is a bit of a softy. He's always there to help, whether it's his sick mom, his big family or a stray dog. So when a desperate young woman breaks into his place one night, he can't resist taking her in. He's not even sure he can resist her. But he has to. For one thing, she's way too young for him.
Delilah Roberts is on the run. The terrible secret she's hiding puts her life in danger and makes a future with Cam impossible. She can't risk revealing her past. But she can't ignore the simmering heat between them for much longer.
When Cam discovers she's been lying to him, will he ever be able to forgive her?
"A wonderful mixture of danger and loving makes this a story that should not be missed. Just a note, the hero is a brother-in-law to the Kincaid family." — Rendezvous, Pat Wilson
Harlequin Superromance #1122
All Casey Fontaine has ever wanted is to be left alone to grow sugarcane. After all, the cane's the only thing that's never let her down—which can't be said of the fiancé who left her just before her wedding day. Now that her parents are on an extended second honeymoon, she has her chance to run the plantation exactly the way she wants.
It's not long before trouble arrives. First in the form of a suspicious fire that threatens her family's home. Then in the person of Nick Devlin, her brother's friend and a man more than capable of distracting her from the job she has to do...
"Eve Gaddy's CASEY'S GAMBLE (4) is a top-notch read with a dashing riverboat gambler, plantation heroine, murder and turmoil. Though set in modern times, it has the feel of a historical." — Pamela Cohen, Romantic Times
A Marriage Made in Texas
"The Brothers Kincaid, Book 2"
Harlequin Superromance #1090
New job, new house, new dogs, new neighbors, new life...new wife?
Dr. Jay Kincaid moved from L.A. to a small town on the Texas coast because he wanted a new start. No more emergency medicine in a big-city hospital.
No more working days, nights and weekends. No more sophisticated and shallow women. Just peace and quiet.
But it isn't long before he realizes that his new hometown has precious little of either. Still, he can handle his extended family, two irrepressible puppies and two equally irrepressible children, if it means he can also make the newly pregnant Gail Summers his wife.
The Brothers Kincaid
"Fans of The Brothers Kincaid series will thoroughly enjoy this next installment, which introduces us to yummy and available Jay Kincaid, the younger brother of Mark, whom we met in Trouble in Texas.
Jay returns to Aransas, TX, after five years in California. He's burnt out as an ER doctor and looking forward to a quieter pace as a family practitioner. He's also broken-up with his live-in girlfriend of two years and is peacefully happy.
Gail Summers, sister of Cat, who's Mark's wife, was totally taken with Jay five years earlier. But he turned down her affections and left town. Now divorced with two daughters, Gail's been hurt very deeply by her ex-husband. She's afraid to love, afraid to trust, afraid of commitment and afraid to lose the independence she's fought so dearly to acquire.
Jay and Gail find their attraction to one another immediate and overwhelming. They begin an affair full of sizzling passion. Before long, Gail finds herself pregnant. This issue is dealt with lovingly and compassionately, as only a Kincaid Brother can do. Sigh! Ms. Gaddy's writing skills come through as she realistically deals with reuniting two people meant to be together. They have complex issues and demanding lifestyles, but we rejoice in the life they build together.
Thank goodness there's one more Kincaid brother yet to come. He MUST have his own story. I am definitely not through reading about these delicious men. This one is terrific - don't miss it." — Suzanne Tucker, Reviewer, Old Book Barn
Trouble in Texas
"The Brothers Kincaid, Book 1"
Harlequin Superromance #1031
Being shot was only the start of his bad luck.
Mark Kincaid had two very good reasons for coming to the small Texas town of Aransas City— to renovate the dilapidated house he'd inherited from his uncle and to recover from the gunshot wound he'd received while working undercover. Being attracted to Cat Randolph wasn't on his list.
Of course, that was before he discovered that the smuggling ring he'd been trying to bust had operations in his new hometown. And that Cat's brother was a suspect. Getting to know his neighbor might be the kind of trouble he liked.
The Brothers Kincaid
"After many months of working on a smuggling case involving exotic birds, Mark Kincaid, a special agent with the FWS, is forced to take leave when he's injured in the line of duty. He figures this is the perfect time to fix up the house he inherited from his uncle. Mark soon finds himself back on the job. The central holding point for the smuggled exotic birds is in the area where his house is located.
"Cat Randolph works part-time to rehabilitate exotic birds. Mark goes undercover and begins dating Cat. Before long they fall in love, but Mark has a major problem. All the information he has gathered on the smuggling case indicates that Cat's brother is involved.
"Great dialogue, lovable characters, an equal blend of humor and drama, and some very steamy love scenes make this terrific, not to be missed." — Donna Bolk, Affaire de Coeur