Patricia Ryan

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Patricia Ryan has written more than two dozen romances and mysteries, the latter under the name P.B. Ryan. Her books have been published in over twenty countries and won numerous awards, including Romance Writers of America's RITA for her Rear Window-inspired medieval romantic suspense, Silken Threads. A four-time RITA nominee, she is also the recipient of two Romantic Times Awards and a Mary Higgins Clark Award nomination for Still Life With Murder, the first book of her Nell Sweeney historical mystery series. For free excerpts and more, visit her website at

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Shelter from the Storm, a short story
Price: Free! Words: 37,370. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
A 24-page story from The Mammoth Book of Hot Romance, plus excerpts from three contemporary romance/women's fiction novels by Patricia Ryan. When a handsome stranger rescues Maryann from a storm, she let him think she’s a prostitute. A night of abandoned, no-strings lovemaking might be just what the jilted schoolteacher needs—if only she can keep from falling for her sexy rescuer.

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  • Snowed on June 30, 2012

    I can't tell you how glad I am that Pamela Burford has new books coming out! Snowed and Too Darn Hot make most other contemporary romance feel slow and unexciting--and Snowed stars one of her signature, scalding hot alpha heroes. I hated to see it end, and I hope there's more to come!
  • Too Darn Hot on July 01, 2012

    I love really sexy contemporary romance with great characters, some pace and a dash of humor, and boy, does this book fit the bill! Pamela is in superb form with TOO DARN HOT, which is a digital reprint of a book that came out in print a few years ago. The hero is one smoking hot chef, the heroine is a food critic, and the chemistry between them is incendiary. Great banter, sizzling sex... Awesome!