The Complaisant Lover

The Complaisant Lover by julia e antoine

To rid himself of the unrequited love he feels for one of his clients, Warren Melbourne thinks it best to keep his distance and not visit her office when she calls for him, but he soon finds out it’s easier to plan than it is to execute. He has no defense against her. He cannot refuse her. He lives for the sound of her voice…if only she would acknowledge him—just ONCE! But how can she when she’s always in the company of her husband? God forgive him, he likes the husband, just not for her.\

Laura Griffins thinks she’s happily married to her high school sweetheart until she hires Warren to design a couple pieces of furniture for her new project. He is shy and retiring, but she gets the distinct impression that he’s putting on an act and underneath all that easy-going attitude is a sleeping tiger. She senses it in him every time he comes near her, but try as she might, she cannot get him to let his guard down. She knows she should let sleeping dog lie, as the old adage goes, but the devil in her wants to poke him to get a rise out of him. And then there’s her husband. Everyone thinks they’re the perfect couple, but are they?

The Complaisant Lover by julia e antoine

HIS FOR THE CLAIMING

HIS FOR THE CLAIMING by julia e antoine

Tristan (Tris) Campbell accepts the fact that his brother came back to them from the land of the fae. He accepts that life in the Highlands with his clan is fraught with strife and danger… that they will be forever warring with opposing clans for Scottish independence. What he doesn’t expect is that, like his brother Alasdair, he, too, will travel through time to find his one true love, Lady Brianne O’Connor.

Lady Brianne O’Connor has vowed never to take a husband, and as she is her father’s only child and heir, he does not dissuade her but allows her to live as she pleases. After her new husband is murdered, or so she thinks, she takes to unexplainable weeping, spending all her days and nights in her bedchamber at Kilchurn Castle mourning him. That is the only place in which she feels safe… the only room where she can be with the love of her life. She is torn with grief by his untimely death.

Tristan comes upon a woman in a vision, and now he must find a way to connect with her… a woman he is convinced he knows but, for the life of him, can’t recall from where. Bent on finding the woman who stirs his senses like no other, Tris will not rest until he can feel her in his arms again….
Will he succeed? Will Lady Brianne’s mourning finally be over?

HIS FOR THE CLAIMING by julia e antoine

Controlled By Love

Controlled By Love by julia e antoine

For Dean Holmes, being in control is vital to his survival. He loves the feeling of power when he’s in control. Power is good, but power without control is nothing. His control rules his life with an iron fist, and that fist never lets up, not for anything or anyone, not even in the bedroom. He’s vowed to never get emotionally involved, whether it’s business or pleasure.

He hasn’t reckoned on the temptations that fate sometimes throws in one’s path. In Dean’s case, temptation comes in the form of Robyn Blackman. When she walks into his office to discuss a deal, her impact on him is so powerful he feels his equilibrium shift. Now he finds himself spiraling out of control with a need that defies explanation, and he suddenly finds himself out of control.

Robyn Blackman slowly, but surely, weaves her spell on Dean, even while she fights her attraction to him. If she wins, his very identity will be destroyed and his greatest fear will be realized, but he has to give up control if he wants to gain her love… Can he go against the very fabric of his being? He has to decide quickly before Robyn is out of his reach.

Dean fights tooth and nail to maintain control. He can’t do it… He won’t, no matter how tempting. He will not give up his control… He will never belong to her… He will not allow himself to be controlled by love.

Controlled By Love by julia e antoine

A Knight’s LOVE

A Knights LOVE by julia e antoine

Fighting alongside his two brothers, Garvin Campbell of Clan Campbell is content to remain in the shadows. After all, he’s lived most of his adult life as a Knight Templar, and that requires him being in the shadows, not seen or heard. “Non nobis, Domine, non nobis, sed Nomini tuo da gloriam; (Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy Name, give glory).” That was the rule of the Templars until they were forced to disband at the request of King Philip IV “the Fair” of France.

Many of the Order’s members in France were arrested and tortured. However, Scotland did not get involved in the arrests and prosecution of the Knights. There was no recognized king of the Scots, and with the Bruce having already been excommunicated, the Roman church had little say in Scottish politics, so Garvin returned to his clan to use his skills in the fight against the English for Scottish independence.

Having been told all her life to avoid the Campbells, the last thing Lady Helen is thinking about is falling in love with a Campbell, and a Knight Templar at that. She is aware the Templar Knight has taken a vow of abstinence, so when Garvin Campbell comes to her clan to deliver the decree from Robert the Bruce, Helen is unprepared for the connection she immediately feels for the knight. She dismisses it as butterflies at meeting a knight, but fate has other plans for her and Garvin, as he becomes her reason for living and he forgoes his training of remaining in the shadows as he surrenders to love.

A Knights LOVE by julia e antoine

SECOND TO NONE

SECOND TO NONE by julia e antoine

All her life Courtney Scotts has come second—in everything. As a twin, she came into the world second, thirty minutes behind her sister, Sidney. As luck would have it, she was also smaller by at least two sizes. Like two newborn fledgling birds in a nest, she got whatever food was left over from feeding Sydney. When it came time for them to be dressed, she wore all Sydney’s second-hand clothes, including her shoes. When they entered kindergarten, Sydney was ahead of her because she was so much more advanced. But Courtney dealt with it—until her recent twenty-first birthday party when she met Doug. She likes Doug, and Sidney likes him too, but this time, Courtney is putting her foot down. She won’t be second this time. Doug and Sidney have another think coming if either one of them thinks Courtney will stand by and accept the leftovers. No, this time, she insists, she will be his first and only choice.

SECOND TO NONE by julia e antoine