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Cartwright Brothers Series

Cartwright Brothers Series

Other husbands gave their wives flowers or diamonds. Mine gave back the things he stole…

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“So, that’s it? I’m a prisoner now?”

“Just until we figure out what to do with you.” The matriarch  waved a hand in my direction, then carried the dog into the other room, leaving me and Nate alone again.

“I can’t believe this.”

“We can’t exactly let you go after what you’ve seen, Holland. I’m sure you understand that.” He actually sounded apologetic.

“I understand that perfectly. What I can’t believe is that a grown man is still living with his mother.”

“That’s what you’re focusing on?” It wasn’t what I was focusing on. Inside, I was freaking out, but humour was my defence mechanism. I could mock anything. I couldn’t help it. “I do have a place of my own. We all do. It’s just easier to stay here when we’re working.”

“Well… good for you, I guess.” I crossed my arms across my middle, not giving a hoot if he was interested in my ‘assets’ or not. I was annoyed that not only had he robbed me twice, but now I was a captive. And what did ‘figure out what to do with me’ mean?

“You’re angry,” he stated.

“Of course I’m angry! You can’t keep us here. We have jobs and family who will notice we’ve gone. Alesha’s father is the most overprotective man on the planet and will go to the ends of the earth to find her, and my aunt will just use the app for the GPS card to find the last-known location. Then she’ll call the cops, and keeping me here won’t have made a single bit of difference.”

He worked his jaw thoughtfully, then pulled his phone from his pocket.

“Abbot?” He paused to listen. “That tracker, put it in an envelope and post it to Guam or something. Also, get Holland’s phone and her clothes. She’s going to need more than a pair of pants with the back torn out.” He listened for a moment, then disconnected.

“What are you planning to do now?”

“Nothing different. I’m still planning on keeping you here. You’re just going to make a few phone calls using those acting skills of yours. You can make everyone believe you’ve gone on an impromptu holiday, can’t you?”

“I don’t know. Maybe I’m no good. Did ‘Oh, yes! Nate!’ sound believable to you?”

His eyes narrowed as the echo from my fake climax made the high-ceiling entryway even quieter once it stopped.

“On second thought, maybe we should get you to send a text.”

I frowned. “Excuse me?” It was some of my finest acting. I’d go so far as to say I gave Meg Ryan a run for her money.

“Duchess, I’ve heard you come so hard that your voice didn’t even register, felt your juices pour into my mouth while you pulsed under my tongue. Standing here pretending that was all fake is the biggest joke I’ve ever heard, not to mention the worst acting I’ve ever seen.”

My mouth fell open and I really wanted to stomp my foot, but didn’t. “It wasn’t meant to be great acting,” I lied. “It was meant to be an insult. And I do not pour when I come.”

Folding his arms across his chest, he smiled. “Oh yes, you do. You’re a gusher, Holland.”

I gasped, my cheeks heating. “I am not.”

He stepped closer. “You are. And it’s incredibly hot, I get hard every time I think about it.”

My eyes travelled down. Yep, he was hard. My tingly bits tingled. My breathing shallowed. It wasn’t a response I wanted to be having when I was in the midst of a hostage situation, but my body had a mind of its own. Traitor.

Swallowing hard, I forced myself to meet his eyes while jutting my chin out defiantly. “Maybe I have a bladder control problem.” I knew I didn’t have a bladder problem, but as I already mentioned, mocking jokes were my first line of defence. “Maybe I didn’t gush at all. Maybe you drank pee instead.”

His eyes twinkled. His mouth twitched. Then he threw his head back and roared with laughter.

Swiping his thumb across his eye to catch a mirth-filled tear, he finally got control of his bouncing shoulders. “You really are a terrible actor, duchess.”

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What’s the series about?
In book one, Holland Williams is just an ordinary high school drama teacher living in Melbourne, Australia. That is, until she meets Ben at a karaoke bar one night. Ben is incredibly handsome and as far as she’s concerned, he’s way out of her league. After spending the night together, Holland wakes to find Ben gone…along with everything in her apartment!
Including a very special memento from her late mother. She’s livid.
When the cops are no help, Holland obsessively searches for Ben, wanting to reclaim her stolen possessions. She finally tracks him down months later through patience and amateur detective work. However, she discovers his real name is not Ben - it's Nate Cartwright, and he comes from a family of thieves.
Despite learning Nate's true identity, Holland cannot deny her strong attraction to him. When they reunite, their physical connection is intense. And sweet-talking Nate manages to convince Holland into giving him a second chance–only to rob her a second time as a warning to stay away. This only makes her more determined, and soon she finds his home base in Torquay with the help of a GPS tracker she hid in her purse.
There, Holland and her friend Alesha discover Nate lives with his four brothers in a large beachside property. However, they are caught snooping and taken prisoner. Nate's mother Jasmine does not want to let them go for fear they will spill secrets to the police. Jasmine gives Nate an ultimatum–marry Holland or have her killed. A wedding is hastily arranged and that’s just the beginning of this wild ride…


Holland gets more than she bargained for when she tracks down the man who stole her mother's heirloom and finds herself a husband instead.

Being the third wheel is Alesha's version of normal. But when she's caught up in her best friend's reckless scheme, she finds herself married against her will to a giant man with difficult-to-read emotions. 

Ronnie isn't a stranger to a good discount of the five finger kind. But when she steals a car from the notorious Cartwrights, she becomes the indentured servant to an affection-starved twin.

As a family friend of the Cartwrights, Sloane somehow grew up as normal as a giant redhead with a precarious relationship with gravity can. That's until the cheekiest twin offers her the deal of a lifetime, all she has to do is say... no. 

Blair has one job: find Toby Cartwright and bring him home. But when secrets, lies and a tangled past intervene, they find themselves on the run, fighting for something they never thought they'd want - each other.

Full of laughs, action, and enough heat to curl your toes, you'll wonder why you waited so long to dive in...

"Nate and Holland made me laugh, cry and swoon at every turn' - Reading with 2 book lovers ★★★★★ stars 

"Nate and Holland (Duchess) cracked me up" - Gail, Goodreads ★★★★★ stars 

"I love love love that Ms Anderson writes her books in Australia - so many Aussie authors set their books overseas, and it is always refreshing when they don't. Fast paced, beautifully written, I am impatiently awaiting more." - BJs Bookblog  ★★★★★ stars 

"I absolutely LOVED this book!!! It was one of the most hilarious, sexiest and sweetest romance book I have read so far this year." - Crissy, Goodreads ★★★★★ stars 

"This is the quinessential Lilliana, drama, comedy and tears all rolled into one magnificent tale." - Reading is Our Satisfaction blog ★★★★★ stars 

"I am so happy to see a curvy heroine. I devoured this book. I laughed my butt off and shed tears. I cannot wait for the next installment. A+++++" - Kassi, Goodreads ★★★★★ stars 

Each book is a stand-alone with no cheating, no cliffhanger and a complete HEA! Spice level: 🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️

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