THE SCANDALOUS PAST OF THE WOLFE FAMILY DYNASTY
The Man With The Money by USA Today Bestselling Author Lynn Raye HarrisThe Trophy Wife by USA Today Bestselling Author Janette KennyThe Girl That Love Forgot by USA Today Bestselling Author Jennie LucasThe Lone Wolfe by USA Today Bestselling Author Kate Hewitt
A powerful dynasty, where secrets and scandal never sleep!
Eight siblings, blessed with wealth, but denied the one thing they wanted – a father’s love. Haunted by their past and driven to succeed, the Wolfes scattered to the far corners of the globe. It’s said that even the blackest of souls can be healed by the purest of love…
But can the dynasty rise again?
William Wolfe was the youngest son of a dominating army official Edward Wolfe. As heir to a powerful and aristocratic legacy, William was expected to follow in his father’s footsteps. Edward was a strict task master and a harsh punisher, who expected nothing less than military discipline. William craved attention, and knowing he would never find it at home, sought it elsewhere. He had a colourful personal life, his wealth and charisma attracted women like moths to a flame. While there were many notches on his bedpost, only a few left a lasting impression…
William’s love affairs left him with eight children, and years of grief, bitterness and regret. His feelings towards his children were complex; they were reminders of the women he’d loved and lost – yet they were also his sons (and daughter)…they were Wolfes! He had known only the firm hand of discipline so in William’s mind, he punished his children for their own good. As he spiralled into an alcohol-induced decline, he found it more difficult to control his temper, although Annabelle – the image of her mother – was the only one to escape his wrath.
William’s darkest hour came when, Annabelle in an act of teenage rebellion, snuck out to a party. When she stumbled home wearing a short skirt and makeup, she bumped into her father. William, who was riled up after a day out hunting and drinking, was furious and shouting ‘no boy will ever look at you again!’ raised his hand…
Annabelle’s younger brothers tried to stop their father, but they were too small. Then Jacob came home and tried to pull William away but he was too strong. Knowing he needed to protect his sister, and seeing red for the first time, Jacob lashed out, momentarily seized with rage. William fell to the ground where he hit his head on the bottom step of the grand staircase and died.
With William dead, eighteen year old Jacob became guardian of his siblings. But he was haunted by that night. Although he acted to protect his sister, he couldn’t believe he’d lost control. He’d always sworn to himself that he would never react with violence and for a fleeting second he’d enjoyed the power – retribution for twelve years of torment – and he was terrified by that.
Unable to deal with the events, Jacob starts drinking and brooding in William’s study. When he shouts at Annabelle and feels his fists clench, and not wanting to become like his father, he decides to leave, entrusting Wolfe Mansion to the second eldest, Lucas. As the years go by the Wolfe siblings gradually dissipate, until finally there was no-one left at home. Wolfe Manor was boarded up and left empty for a decade.
Over the years the brothers (except for Jacob) and Annabelle keep in semi-contact. There are the occasional gatherings at Annabelle’s London flat attended by whoever is around at the time. And the boys bump into one another on the international party circuit. But there hasn’t been one day in the last twenty years when all eight Wolfe children have been together.
But all that’s about to change; complaints have been made about the neglected house and the local council have stepped in. With some difficulty they have located the owner, Jacob Wolfe, and served him with a Dangerous Structure Notice. It is demanded that Jacob take urgent action to remove the danger, remedy to make the building safe.
So it’s 2011…Jacob Wolfe is coming home!
Underneath the movie star’s good looks is a man battling with the demons of his past. No one knows the real Nathaniel, they only see the pin-up, the man he pretends to be.
Until one night he is forced to rely on Katie Field, an ordinary young woman from a very different world to Nathaniel’s. She may be starstruck but she isn’t blinded by the bright lights of fame. Can Nathaniel trust her enough to reveal the man behind the mask? Let the seduction begin
No one denies Lucas anything. Women fall at his feet and into his bed at the click of his fingers. His life is charmed, reckless and carefree – he is definitely a bad boy.
Grace Carter knows uncontrollable Lucas could ruin her career and she won’t tolerate his wayward behaviour, despite their chemistry. But working with Lucas is thrilling, and after just a small dose of his magic, even Grace’s prim and proper shell begins to shatter.
Ruthless in business and revered by many, Sebastian is at the top of his game professionally. Emotionally he keeps himself alone, aloof and almost untouchable. Some say his heart is made of stone.
Escaping her wedding, it takes one look at ice-cool Sebastian for Bollywood star Aneesa Adani to be hooked! Passionate Aneesa is the biggest risk Sebastian has ever faced, and letting her close could ignite the fire that melts even the hardest of hearts…
Driven to succeed, Alex’s only desire is to win, win, win – at all costs! A champion race-car driver, he lives like he drives – fast, reckless and always number one…
But after a huge crash, his racing career facing ruin, Alex must confront his biggest fear: failure.
Physio Libby Henderson is there to help him get back to fitness, and all Alex wants to do is get physical! Libby’s dealt with more challenging things in life, but it’s taking all of her professionalism to keep this stubborn playboy at bay!
His prize is the stunning Cara Taylor – she might be down on her luck but she certainly doesn’t need rescuing by a maverick card-shark like Jack! Now she’s stuck with him she doesn’t know whether to love him or loathe him. But cut from the same pack playing Jack at his own game is the most fun she’s ever had!
Always an outsider, Rafael spent his life looking in on his privileged Wolfe siblings, a boy in the shadows. And so, determined to create the lifestyle and family illegitimacy denied him, Rafael punishingly worked his way to the top. His marriage to beautiful supermodel Leila the icing on the cake of success!
Now his marriage is crumbling and the vows he took seem in vain. Rafael chased a rainbow –but made his wife feel as though she was never more than a trophy… Now it will take all of his courage to win his wife back…
Stefano Cortez can tame a wild horse quicker than any man alive and this passion heats the blood in his veins. Annabelle, might appear untouchable, but he sees beneath the frost, sees the real her; a woman desperate to be brought alive again.
After years lying neglected the walls of Wolfe Manor trembles as Jacob Wolfe returns – the master is back!
Reputation in tatters, Jacob licks his wounds alone in the shadows. Gardener’s daughter Mollie Parker knows his ferocious bark is worse than his bite and as she takes her tentative steps across the threshold she brings with her the light missing from his darkened soul. The lone Wolfe will never be tamed – but she knows that once he loves, he loves for life.