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Sedikhan Series : Titles in Order

Book 18
#1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen spins the unforgettable story of a brilliant young woman and the sexy financial wizard with the power to make her dreams come true.
 
Mariana Sandell is on a mission to get Louis Benoit alone, convinced that once he listens to her business proposition, he’ll leap at the opportunity. But bypassing his security detail at his chateau is a piece of cake compared to standing face-to-face with the charismatic and assured mogul. For every time his gaze lingers down her body, her pulse races out of control.
 
At first, Louis is amused by the beautiful brunette who boldly confronts him at his home. When he hears of her million-dollar idea, he’s intrigued. And when she seduces him, he’s pleasantly surprised. Yet he can tell that behind Mariana’s seemingly cool façade lies a vulnerable woman with secrets—and he’s determined to uncover them. But first he must earn her trust: by making her fall hopelessly in love with him.
Book 17
In #1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen’s gripping novel of romantic suspense, a man’s lust for revenge turns into an obsession with his brother’s wife.

Beautiful actress Mallory Thane endured the harsh, unforgiving glare of publicity during the trial in which she stood accused of murdering her husband. But even the acquittal that set her free couldn’t ease the heartache of her ordeal. Desperate to get back her life, her career, and her sanity, she accepts a new movie deal on an island paradise–only to realize that she has walked into a trap.

Her captor is power player Sabin Wyatt, a dark, enigmatic man who still holds Mallory responsible for his brother Ben’s death. But at the root of his scheme is his obsessive need to possess the woman who haunts his dreams, no matter what truth she’s hiding.
Book 16
#1 New York Times bestseller Iris Johansen blends romance, suspense, and a touch of the paranormal as only she can in this classic love story of a woman who unexpectedly meets the man of her dreams—only to discover the shocking bond that has already linked them forever.
  
After a tragic turn of events, Lily Deslin learned the hard way that people are not always what they seem. Now she’s rebuilt her life from scratch, returning to school and nurturing her beloved and talented daughter, Cassie. What she doesn’t know is that her quiet but satisfying life is about to change. At the beach cottage she’s rented for a well-earned vacation, Lily is being watched.

Andrew Ramsey has been waiting for years, and now is the moment to make himself known. If he confesses the truth—a truth that will be all but impossible for Lily to believe—it will shake the foundations of her life and Cassie’s. As Andrew and Lily’s relationship heats up and danger threatens close at hand, how can Andrew admit that he’s been keeping from Lily an even bigger secret—a secret he must reveal to prove himself to be the real-life romantic hero she needs.
Book 15
In #1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen’s electrifying novel, two hearts are thrown together by fate—and united by irresistible desire.
 
Damita Shaughnessy has no idea where her mother, Lola Torres—the high-priced call girl who spilled her clients’ secrets in an infamous memoir—has run off to now. But Damita knows someone who might: Cameron Bandor, owner of a lavish Middle East hotel and, the tabloids claim, Lola’s latest lover. Determined to confront the notorious playboy, Damita disguises herself in the ridiculous harem uniform of the hotel’s maids and storms into Cam’s room, where she surprises him in bed with a sultry blonde. More shocking to Damita is her own reaction to his perfectly chiseled physique.
 
Although Cam is instantly taken with the voluptuous redhead who’s not afraid to give him a piece of her mind, he always errs on the side of caution. That’s why he refuses to disclose the whereabouts of his dear friend Lola until he checks out Damita’s story. Besides, it buys Cam a little time to thoroughly seduce his unexpected guest—and do everything it takes to make her fall in love with him.
Book 14
#1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen delivers the unforgettable story of a man who refuses to give up on the woman he loves.
 
Reporter Sara O’Rourke never shies away from a tough story. With a serial killer on the loose, Sara is willing to put herself in harm’s way to get the scoop. But when it comes to her personal life, she’s not so confident. It’s been a year and a half since Sara left her husband in Australia and moved to San Francisco. Sara believes she’s made the right decision—until he suddenly appears to tell her that he still loves her.
 
Jordan Bandor has never let anyone get too close—not even his own wife. Their  chemistry was always explosive, but Jordan pushed Sara away—all the way to the other side of the world. Now that mistake may cost Sara her life. Jordan knows that she’s in danger. Determined to keep her safe, Jordan must find a way to stop a madman from killing the only woman he’s ever loved—and prove his devotion by reminding Sara of the magic that brought them together in the first place.
Book 13
#1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen weaves an intoxicating tale of soul mates, seduction, and the allure of the impossible.
 
Gunner Nilsen is a man on intimate terms with danger. His latest assignment—extracting a nanny from a deadly crisis overseas—seems easy enough. The real challenge is keeping his hands off the stunning blonde, a woman who holds nothing back. But Gunner can’t afford to take his focus off helping his troubled godson, the child of psychically gifted parents. Andrew’s development has been hindered by past trauma and Gunner believes that finding the right caretaker is the key to Andrew’s recovery.
 
From the moment he marches through a hail of bullets, risking his life for hers, Quenby Swensen knows Gunner will turn her world upside down. He wants her and he’s not shy about showing it. His tempting touch even reaches out in her dreams. And yet Gunner’s talk of fate and telepathy both scare and intrigue her. Having worked with the children of high-profile celebrities and politicians, Quenby isn’t easily shaken. But to help the boy, she must accept realities she never imagined—and surrender to a love she never expected.
Book 12
Let #1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen sweep you away to an island paradise of passion and temptation.
 
They met in the most terrible of circumstances. She was lost, terrified, and in grave danger. He was wounded, wary, and unable to ignore the lovely girl who needed his help. Ten years have passed since that bleak day, and now Serena Spaulding is independent, successful, and unwilling to be strong-armed into anything. Even when the strong arms are attached to a devastatingly handsome man—the very same one who rescued her all those years ago.
 
All he knew was her name . . . and that he had to see her again. Gideon Brandt has never stopped searching for Serena. And the moment she walks back through the gates of his tropical estate, he is flooded by desire—and overcome with the longing he has endured for a decade. Finding her has taken years, and convincing her that true love is worth the risk could take even longer. But from their first electric kiss, Gideon just knows: If it takes a lifetime to win Serena’s trust, it will be a lifetime pleasurably spent.
 
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from other Loveswept titles.
Book 11
He was a dangerously seductive stranger . . . 

Jon Sandell. Confident, controlled, a man with many secrets—and one remarkable power: the ability to read a woman’s mind, to touch her soul, to know her every waking desire.

Who rocked her world . . . 

Now he’s on a vital mission: to rescue a woman who doesn’t even know she’s in danger from the ruthless agents who wish her harm. But who will protect her from him?

With breathless intrigue . . . 

Alone in her ivy-covered cottage, Elizabeth Ramsey welcomes Jon’s sudden appearance, for he is a link to the husband she loved and tragically lost. Until this mesmerizing stranger reveals his true intentions: to lure her from her ordered home and into his violent, passionate, precarious world. . . .

And desperate desire. . . . 

Soon, alone in a secluded mountain lodge, Elizabeth will walk a glittering tightrope between fear and fascination, unable to tell friend from foe, lover from enemy. Caught in a sensual game of love and lies, she must find the truth before she loses her life.
Book 10
#1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen delivers the thrilling, sexy story of a tough-as-nails woman who must learn to trust the man who has sworn to protect her—and love her—at all costs.
 
As the rebel leader of the revolution in his beloved country of Tamrovia, Sandor Karpathan is prepared to do whatever it takes for his cause—including kidnapping Alessandra Ballard, a beautiful American woman who’s been targeted for murder. But Sandor soon discovers that protecting his hostage will be far more difficult than he imagined . . . especially when all he can think about is feeling Alessandra’s sinfully curvy body pressed against his.
 
Forced to fend for herself from a young age, Alessandra can handle whatever comes her way. She doesn’t need to be protected by an arrogant revolutionary. Though Sandor gives her no other choice but to flee with him, Alessandra refuses to let him in even as he tries to save her life. Yet sharing such close quarters weakens her resolve against her irresistible captor. And when Sandor’s enemies catch up to them, their only hope of staying alive is for Alessandra to surrender her trust—and her heart.
 
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Trying to Score, Flirting with Disaster, and Long Simmering Spring.
Book 9
New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen delivers a powerful novel of romantic suspense that proves no price is too high, no risk too great, for love….

Knowing she’d have only one chance to enlist his help, Kira Rubinoff plotted her approach carefully. Formidable, seductive, handsome to the point of dangerous, Zack Damon didn’t suffer fools gladly, but Kira was no one’s fool. In this day and age, even a bona fide princess had to be more than just a pretty face. But from the moment of their first encounter at his mountaintop lodge, Kira’s well-laid plans—and her life—were turned inside out. For the self-made international financier had been watching her for as long as she’d been watching him.

Together they will embark on an adventure to a country as exotic as it is treacherous, linked by a shared destiny and a secret Zack has been keeping until the time is right. And with danger closing in on all sides, the time to reveal it could be now…or never.
Book 8
#1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen provides her trademark blend of seductive romance and pulse-pounding suspense in this classic tale of a woman who unexpectedly finds herself living—and loving—on the edge of danger.
 
Lisa Landon makes her living with her voice—a voice fueled by a heartbreak she vows never to experience again. But despite her renown, Lisa’s real ambition is to escape the memories that follow her from one sold-out engagement to the next. Perhaps that’s what brings her to the exotic desert nation of Sedikhan and the nightclub where she meets Clancy Donahue.

Clancy takes one look at the beautiful, vulnerable chanteuse and knows she is exactly the woman he’s been searching for. The Sedikhan security chief needs to bait a trap for a terrorist moneyman, and Clancy is certain that Lisa will be irresistible. What he doesn’t count on is that he won’t be able to resist her either—and that he’ll do anything to protect her, even if it means risking his own life. With deadly plans in motion and Lisa in the crosshairs, Clancy realizes that before their romance can get to always, it will first have to reach tomorrow.
Book 7
#1 New York Times bestseller Iris Johansen pairs an exotic locale with an irresistible man in this classic love story that proves anything is possible when a woman knows in her heart that it’s right….

Don’t look for me. I’ll come back when I’m ready. Pandora Madchen wrote those words when she ran off six years ago. In that time she’d become a sensation with the rock group Nemesis, toured the world, and grown up, but she never forgot the promise she made herself. Now Pandora was ready to return to the desert state of Sedikhan and the man she’d loved too soon and too much. Sheik Philip El Kabbar was a businessman whose power and influence extended throughout the world—but for six long years he’d been unable to find the woman he still considered it his duty to protect. She’d come back on her own terms and to take the kind of erotic gamble that Philip always won. Only this time he wasn’t sure that in winning they wouldn’t both lose what matters most. Or that in loving her, he wouldn’t be hurting them both.
Book 6
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen comes a classic tale of thrilling adventure and unbound passion, as two people embark on a journey through terror and desire….

At twenty-one, Zilah Dabala has already survived a harrowing past. Now she’s convinced she can handle anything on her own—even being held hostage by a terrorist group. But Daniel is determined to rescue her. And soon their escape ignites an intimacy neither has ever known. Once Daniel learns Zilah’s tragic secret, however, he fears she may be lost to him forever. He’s defied death many times over—but can he teach a young woman the healing power of love?

Daniel Seifert has spent his life on the edge of danger, carrying out high-risk security missions across the globe. But it’s more than adventure that compels him to tempt fate yet again—it’s a young woman in a photograph, a woman whose warm, wise-beyond-her-years smile gives Daniel the inexplicable feeling that he’s found something he’s been searching for all along.
Book 5
#1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen combines romance and adventure in this exotic tale of finding the love of your life—in the last place you’d ever look.

She was stranded in a deadly sandstorm when he rode to her rescue like a desert prince on his black stallion. On a lark Billie Callahan had come to the Middle East to play a minor film role in a desert epic. Suddenly she found herself starring in a real-life romantic adventure. Cowboy, hero, friend of sheikhs and princes, David Bradford spoke like a poet in the drawl of his native Texas. What was this mysterious, eccentric, and irresistibly seductive man doing in Sedikhan, and what did he want with an ordinary woman like Billie? Her curiosity piqued, Billie followed David to the lavish pleasure fortress he called home, with its armed guards and adoring staff. He warned her that the pleasure he offered her would last forever. What he didn’t know was that Billie only believed in now.
Book 4
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen comes a classic tale of excitement, risk, and romance, as two people make a connection so unexpected and so intimate, it may have consequences for a lifetime.

Gorgeous Hollywood stunt double Kendra Michaels is vying for the job of her life—a high-paying, high-risk jump that will clear the debt on her brother’s medical bills. Casey Michaels was a stuntman himself until a job went tragically wrong. Now Kendra is prepared to take the same chance. There’s just one man standing in her way, a man whose irresistible magnetism seduced her in ways she’d never experienced—and never before surrendered to….

Director Joel Damon gets what he wants. And he wants Kendra. But the explosive attraction he feels at the mere sight of her is entirely new to him, and it hasn’t disappeared, not since their one unforgettable night together—and not since Joel discovered she wasn’t the experienced starlet he’d mistaken her for. Now he’s determined to extend that night into many more. But he’ll have to keep Kendra alive to do it, even if it ruins her career. For he has bigger plans in mind for her than she ever imagined.
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