Lisa Marie Rice books in order
Lisa Marie Rice is an author of erotic romantic suspense novels.
She is eternally 30-years-old and doesn't age.
Lisa Marie has not only won every major book prize on the planet, she is also a black belt with advanced degrees in archaeology, nuclear physics, and Tibetan literature.
On top of all that, she’s also a concert pianist and a Nobel Prize laureate.
By now you’ve probably realized that Lisa Marie Rice isn’t a real person: she’s just a virtual woman who solely exists when writing romantic suspense.
Her steamy and enchanting books are full of desire, passion, danger and adventure.
Smart and sinfully attractive, the men in her books passionately love their women.
Grab a Lisa Marie Rice book and you’ll forever be hooked!
Genres: Erotic Romance, Romance, Suspense
- Woman on the Run (2005)
- Christmas Angel (2009)
- Murphy's Law (2015)
- Don't Think Twice (2021)
- Maverick (2021)
- Runaway (2022)
- Protector (2022)
- Taken (2022)
- Christmas Heat: A Sizzling Holiday Collection (2022)
Women of Midnight
- Midnight Kiss (2020)
- Midnight Embrace (2022)
- Heart of Danger (2012)
- I Dream of Danger (2013)
- Breaking Danger (2014)
- Charade (2018)
- Masquerade (2018)
- Escapade (2018)
Men of Midnight
- Midnight Vengeance (2014)
- Midnight Promises (2015)
- Midnight Secrets (2015)
- Midnight Fire (2015)
- Midnight Quest (2016)
- Midnight Fever (2017)
- Midnight Renegade (2019)
- Fatal Heat (2011)
- The Italian (2012)
Detailed book overview
STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND.
Julia Devaux loves big cities, chic cafes, old movies, and charming men. But after seeing a mafia don whack one of his minions, she is relocated under the Witness Protection Program to a small isolated town in the middle of nowhere. Simpson, Idaho doesn’t have chic cafes or cult movie theaters or even sidewalks. And it definitely doesn’t have charming men.
However, it does have Sam Cooper, former Navy SEAL and war hero, now horse breeder, who makes her feel safe and excited at the same time. True, he doesn’t have charming conversation, but conversation isn’t what Cooper does best.
WHO WAS SHE?
The gorgeous new second-grade school teacher who just showed up one day in Simpson is a miracle in Cooper’s eyes. Beautiful and smart and kind, she has the town of Simpson wrapped around her little finger. His heart, too, though he doesn’t have the words to tell her that. But when killers come for her, Cooper doesn’t need words to show what he feels. He’s willing to lay down his life for her.
"What if the one thing you want for Christmas is the one thing that disappears?"
When beautiful and courageous US diplomat, Nicole Caron gets stationed in Amman for the holidays, the last thing she ever expected was to be swept off her feet in a whirlwind romance with Italian dignitary, Alessandro della Torre.
But when Alessandro disappears without a trace, Nicole must face the holidays alone and in despair. The only thing that can help her is a holiday miracle from the Christmas Angel.
The first Murphy’s Law of Love - NEVER SLEEP WITH ANYONE CRAZIER THAN YOU.
The morning after the night before, gifted young mathematician Faith Murphy runs away from Nick Rossi, hockey star heartthrob. If you have to run away from home it might as well be to a gorgeous place—Siena, Italy, where an international conference is being held. She wakes up in the buttery sunshine only to discover the murdered body of her Boss from Hell and she is the prime suspect.
Nick Rossi wakes up with a massive hangover and fabulous memories of his night with Faith. She ran away from him to Siena. Siena is where his family is from and his cousin Dante is the cop who arrested Faith. He has to rescue her, also because his cousin Dante is really good-looking and now that Nick has tasted Faith, he realizes she is his.
She’s bad news. The worst.
Jack Sutter has a problem. Francesca Mansion has descended upon Carson’s Bluff to conquer it. She represents a heartless, soulless corporation bent on changing the laid-back town’s mellow way of life and Jack will do whatever it takes to stop her. Problem is Francesca is also gorgeous. Funny. Ferociously smart. And she makes his heart pound so damn hard, he has to constantly remind himself of the truth –she’s the enemy.
He’s her adversary in a high stakes game.
Jack Sutter, Sheriff and Mayor of Carson’s Bluff, is a tall, sexy drink of water—everything Francesca’s ever dreamed of in a man. But he’s bound and determined to keep his town out of the clutches of her ruthless uncle. In fact, the whole quirky place is almost as seductively charming as Jack himself. Francesca’s falling fast, and soon she's facing a decision which could change her life forever…
Clinging to life...
An embassy terrorist attack in Africa left intelligence analyst Claire Day close to death, but she remembers nothing of the attack. She was left a husk of a woman. Only a shining figure in her dreams pulls her back from the brink-a mysterious man, strong, protective, powerful. He's the only one that can keep the looming horror that haunts her dreams at bay-but she has no idea who he is.
Obsessed by a ghost...
They told former Marine Dan Weston that the beautiful woman that he kissed on the day of the terrorist attack was counted among the dead. He's tried to move on, building a successful new career, but he just can't get her hauntingly gorgeous eyes and her soft lips out of his head. It's driving him nuts.
When he finds out Claire's not dead at all, nothing on earth, heaven or hell can keep him away. And just in time, too-because the dark forces that destroyed the Embassy will stop at nothing to destroy Claire, once and for all.
But they didn't reckon with Dan Weston...
Navy Seal Matt Sanders is slowly putting himself together after being almost mortally wounded in battle. He's sick of hospitals, so a nowhere town in Baja, California, seems like the perfect place to lick his wounds. It's the last place he expects to find the most beautiful woman he's ever seen.
She's hurt, too--but haunted as she is, she watches over him like a guardian angel. But the feelings she inspires in him are anything but angelic.
Then Matt finds out that she's on the run, and keeping secrets that could get her killed--and he's having none of it. No one is threatening his angel. Not on his watch.
Heiress Charlotte Court is on the lam, wrongly accused of murder, and running from her father's killer. She's in no condition to let herself be tempted by a man--not even one as tough, gorgeous and compelling as Matt Sanders. He fascinates her, allures her, and she can't resist his pull--but she can't open her heart to him.
Then he'd be in the crosshairs, too.
It's a stalemate--until a deadly killer comes to town...
NB: RUNAWAY is a lightly rewritten and updated version of a previously published book entitled PURSUIT, published under the name Elizabeth Jennings.
Passion at 30,000 feet.
Hard missions and high altitudes, that's what Captain Mike Shaker, 10th Mountain Division, US Army, is all about. He never hesitates, not even when tasked with stopping a deadly virus from exploding in the Himalayas. At least, not until he finds out he's going in with a single partner-Lucy Merritt. A woman. Soft. Super-feminine. No military background, no combat training, armed with just a PhD in art history. Worst of all, she's gorgeous. Another word for 'deadly distraction.'
Then Mike founds out that Lucy isn't a hindrance to the mission. She is the mission. He's just the muscle.
Lucy Merritt has made a point of creating a life for herself that's safe, unadventurous. She's already paid her dues to the CIA, having lost both her CIA operative parents in Nhala, a small Himalayan kingdom, long ago. In her book, they've taken quite enough from her already.
But they tell her that her country needs her. That she's the only one who can go in to Nhala undercover, with the dour but undeniably sexy Captain Mike at her side, posing as her fiancé. It's a disaster waiting to happen. She's a strong, independent woman, and here she is, melting when a tough, sexy warrior smolders at her. She can't resist Mike's protective tenderness, and the blaze of attraction between them-though giving into it could cost her everything.
Then all hell breaks loose in Nhala, and Mike and Lucy will need all their passion and power just to survive...because it's not just their own lives at stake.
Now, the future of the entire world hangs in the balance...
She is his. She just doesn’t know it yet.
Marcus Rey clawed his way to the top. He is immensely wealthy, ruthless and feared. He has everything he could possibly want... except for her.
Elegant, cultured, regal—she makes Marcus’s pulse pound like nothing ever has. But the remote, bookish beauty is out of reach for a man who does not officially exist. But she has come into the sights of his worst enemy and he has to sweep her to his luxurious underground mansion to save her life.
Eve has worked hard for her success and enjoys it. Though she is a little lonely. The men she meets are so weak and boring. It’s easier to be alone. Until one night she is attacked by thugs, and rescued by a man who is anything but weak or boring.
Marcus Rey is strong, mysterious, secretive…dangerous. A man doomed to always live in the shadows. But he calls to her like no man ever has. She is tempted to stay in his underground lair forever.
But then his deadly enemies start closing in on them with terrifying speed…
Four hot alpha men guaranteed to jingle your bells!
Jack Prescott has just married the love of his life, but on a snowy Christmas Eve a monster threatens to take her away from him. He can only hope she remembers his self defense lessons.
Drake needs to find the perfect Christmas present for his new wife -- the woman he loves more than life itself. Grace is already happy with his fierce devotion and the best sex a woman can have. but when danger comes, she realizes the best present of all is a dangerous Husband.
The Christmas Angel
Diplomat Nicole Caron has a hot and heavy affair with Italian diplomat Alessandro Della Torre. She is heartbroken when he disappears. But the sexy and mysterious man reappears on Christmas Eve.
Ruthless billionaire Marcus Rey has one weakness -- Eve Banner. When she is threatened by his enemies to get at him, he sweeps her into his underground mansion to make her his. But a surprise attack comes at Christmas.
Women of Midnight
She was supposed to be just a job...
Luke Reynolds is doing a favor for his new company -- protecting a beautiful and brainy computer genius who is in the crosshairs of someone dangerously powerful. Normally, Luke is all business on the job, but Hope Ellis gets under his skin in the worst way. How is he supposed to protect that luscious body when he keeps getting distracted by deep green eyes and soft red lips? There’s no room for mistakes because an extremely powerful man with an army at his back wants her dead. Luke must figure out what in Hope’s past is clawing its way to the present before the woman he is falling in love with ends up a gorgeous corpse.
He’s one massive and dangerous distraction.
Hope Ellis is nothing but focus, and now that her life is on the line, and she has to figure out who is after her, she needs to be razor sharp. But the man sent to protect her is temptation itself. Behind that handsome face and strong body lie painful secrets. Hope has secrets of her own from a past that she doesn’t remember – a past that is dangerous territory. Someone very powerful is gunning for her and she doesn’t understand why. She and Luke must discover the key to decoding the past while staying alive – and falling in love.
Ruthless enemies are after her -- but they'll have to go through him first.
Something is very wrong…
Emma Holland needs help. Something is very wrong with the financial market and her colleague, a money genius who works with her at an investment bank, is missing. She is very good at dealing with money but this kind of trouble is out of her wheelhouse. She needs help and turns to her best friends, who work for a security company that knows how to deal with trouble.
They send Raul Martinez, hard-eyed and hard-bodied, and just the man for the job. But Raul turns out to be a huge distraction, right when she needs all her wits.
And he is just the guy to fix it
Raul Martinez has dealt with trouble all his life, he’s fine with trouble. But something about the gorgeous curvy redhead has all his senses aroused. She’s stirred up a hornet’s nest and someone very bad is after her. The idea of Emma hurt … Raul can’t even go there. Not going to happen. The people after her are smart and ruthless, but Raul intends to keep her close. Very close.
Before the world explodes...
Ghost Ops. A small unit of super-elite soldiers so secret only two men know of their existence. Betrayed by their commanding officer while on an antiterrorist mission, the team is massacred. Only three survive—and find themselves framed and disgraced. But en route to the court martial, they escape...and disappear.
Beautiful, brilliant, and determined, Dr. Catherine Young is on a mission to find a man who has vanished into thin air. Walking into a high-tech hideaway bearing an essential message to Tom “Mac” McEnroe, Team Leader of the betrayed Ghost Ops force, is the most dangerous thing she has ever done.
The soldier she encounters is frightening and suspicious, but her senses reveal the man underneath: tough, honorable, and so breathtakingly masculine Catherine feels weak in his presence...But to surrender to Mac’s passionate desires would put her life in dire jeopardy.
Catherine has a gift that enables her to see into the heart of others—and looking into Mac’s is like staring into the very heart of danger itself.
When Nick Ross disappears from Elle Thomason’s life, she is certain she’ll never see the man she loves again—except in her dreams.
Ten years later, as a respected researcher breaking new ground in psychic phenomena, she sends a desperate call for Nick’s help. One by one, her colleagues have started disappearing . . . and Elle knows she’s next. An elite soldier, Nick never meant to hurt Elle, duty kept him away—and then she vanished.
Now troubled by unusually vivid, disturbing dreams of Elle in danger, Nick will rescue the only woman he’s ever wanted and bring her back with him to Haven.
Though powerful men are after Elle and her special abilities, Nick will die before leaving her side again.
Only one man and one woman can stop the world from burning in this thrilling final volume in Lisa Marie Rice’s sexy Ghost Ops series, in which an elite super-secret military team must face down doomsday and protect the gifted women they love.
Haven, a community of misfits and geniuses, is one of the few safe places remaining in a world on fire. Run by the Ghost Ops team, three dangerous, fearless, soldiers who were once betrayed and disgraced will fiercely protect their country and the women they adore from a deadly plague that has turned people into violent monsters.
Beautiful brilliant Dr. Sophie Daniels is trapped in her home with the only antidote to the plague. Former Ghost Ops elite operative Jon Ryan is sent on a suicide rescue mission, brutally fighting his way to her side. Together they must cross treacherous terrain before they can return to Haven. But for them to succeed, Sophie must trust this tormented soul and place her life, and her heart, in his hands.
Years of combat training has prepared Jon for this moment. Unafraid, nothing is too dangerous now that he’s found Sophie. He will risk everything, fight anyone, for her and a future filled with hope and love.
Mark Redmond is a plumbing supplies importer.
Or maybe a tax software salesman.
Anything that makes him seem harmless when he is actually one of the most dangerous men on the planet.
On a business trip to Paris, he encounters beautiful, classy Harper Kendall. After one incendiary night at the Ritz, he's not willing to let her go, even if it means a day of culture at the Louvre. Art isn't his thing, but he is willing to make an exception for Harper.
But then danger strikes and that is his thing.
He's not going to let anything happen to Harper, not while he is alive.
Harper Kendall isn't into bland businessmen, so why is she so taken with Mark Redmond? He is so not her type and yet... it only takes one hot night to convince her that maybe he is. With their lives in danger, Harper discovers what it means to have a highly dangerous man protecting her and loving her.
Ten years ago Cal Burns lost the only woman he’d ever loved, Anya Voronova. He had a ring in his pocket -- and then she walked out of his life and he never knew why. He moved thousands of miles away, built an empire, became rich and powerful.
She broke his heart when he was young but he doesn’t have a heart to break now.
Anya Voronova has spent ten years working toward the Accords — a once in a lifetime chance at lasting peace in the Middle East. The Accords will be signed in Venice during Mardi Gras. The city is an explosion of glamour and joy –- and then she comes face to face with the man she was forced to brutally leave ten years ago and has never forgotten. Cal is now powerful, rich beyond belief -- and angry. She doesn’t care, just one last look at him will have to be enough to last her the rest of her life.
But Anya knows things that a shadowy group of men will kill to keep secret. And when they come for her, Cal discovers he has a heart after all. And it belongs to Anya. It always has.
Bennett Cameron is one of the best close protection agents in the world. Gorgeous, genius-level computer expert Elle Castle has no clue that Russian mobsters are after her and she won't play nice when her wealthy father hires Bennett to protect her. When she refuses to follow Bennett to safety, kidnapping her is his only option.
Elle Castle finds herself living every woman's worst nightmare -- waking up terrified, disoriented and tied to a chair at the mercy of a powerful, intimidating stranger. He says he kidnapped her and tied her up for her own good. Yeah, right.
The good news is that he doesn’t seem to be a serial killer. The bad news is he is lethally hot.
Holed up in a luxury suite in the heart of London, Elle and Bennett fight to resist the sexual heat burning between them. But the Russian mob is relentless and closing in fast—and soon they both must be ready to sacrifice everything for love.
Men of Midnight
Morton “Jacko” Jackman isn’t afraid of anything. He’s a former Navy SEAL sniper, and he’s been in more firefights than most people have had hot meals. Lauren Dare scares the crap out of him.
Gorgeous, talented and refined, she’s the type of woman who could never be interested in a roughneck like him. So he’s loved her fiercely in secret, taken her art classes, and kept a watchful but comfortable distance. Until now.
Lauren had finally found a home in Portland, far from her real identity, far from the memories of her mother’s death, and outside the reaches of the drugged-out psycho who’s already tried to kill her twice. One tiny misstep—a single photograph—has shattered it all. She has no choice but to run again, but this time she’ll give herself a proper farewell: one night with Jacko.
Their highly charged emotional encounter changes everything. In Jacko’s arms there cannot be fear, there can only be pleasure. Anyone wishing her harm will have to pass through him, and Jacko is a hard man to kill.
When a gorgeous, bleeding woman on the run falls into the arms of Sean “Metal” O’Brien, the former SEAL medic knows just what he can do. Heal her. Tend to her. Keep her safe.
What he can’t seem to do is keep his guard up. Something about the haunted, hunted beauty knocks down all his defenses.
Felicity Ward is no stranger to secrets. Raised in the Witness Protection Program, her whole childhood was a lie. But she couldn’t have known that her family’s secrets—secrets she didn’t even know she was keeping—could spark a nuclear war.
And nothing could have prepared her for the tough, sexy warrior who first saves her life and then vows to protect it, no matter what.
Former navy SEAL Joe Harris nearly died—twice—on a medevac helo after being blown up by an IED. He's not moving too great these days, but if there was ever a woman designed to jump-start a man's hormones, it would be his new neighbor.
Meeting Isabel—loving Isabel—brought Joe back to life.
Isabel Delvaux came from one of America's foremost political dynasties, until the greatest terrorist attack since 9/11 killed her entire family. She barely survived the Washington Massacre, only to become prey for rabid reporters. Fleeing to Portland and changing her name was a way out, a way to start over. The only way.
She knows she's safe with Joe Harris. Not just because he's big and strong, not just because he's part of a security team that obliterates threats on the regular, but because he's been to the abyss and back.
But as they help each other heal—through talk, through touch, through spectacular sex—the past comes back to play. When Isabel's memory starts to return and a mysterious stranger sends Joe emails indicating Isabel is in imminent danger, he'll do anything to help her uncover the truth. Even if that truth is the most terrifying thing of all…
"Jack Delvaux is alive."
Summer Redding thought the blindingly handsome jock who'd loved and left her years ago had died in the Washington Massacre. She grieved for her lost golden boy as the rest of the country mourned their dead—until she comes home to find a very alive Jack Delvaux waiting for her with a devastating secret that turns her life upside down.
No longer the carefree man he was in his youth, this Jack is dark, hard and dangerous; a fifteen-year veteran of the CIA hungry for answers…and hungry for her. The rich, good-looking charmer who broke her heart once before would have been easy to resist, but this man, this powerful man? Summer needs him, and he knows it.
When Jack's mission uncovers evidence of government involvement in the Massacre—and plans for another attack—he's primed for revenge. But he has more than vengeance to live for now, and when Summer's life is threatened, it's nearly Jack's undoing. Someone taking shots at his woman? That's a dead man walking.
He comes from nowhere.
Jacko is not afraid of anything or anyone. He has faced down the stuff of nightmares as a Navy SEAL.
Now he is facing an enemy that terrifies him—his past.
Lauren is the love of his life. But how can he be the man she deserves if his past is shrouded in mystery?
Lauren loves Jacko just as he is. She doesn’t know where his quest will take him-- she can only hope it will lead him back to her.
But Jacko's relentless search for the truth of his past will unleash a deadly enemy hellbent on destroying everything he loves most...
Fighting fire with fire.
Nick Mancino always gets what he wants – until now.
Despite his seductive persistence, brainy, beautiful scientist Kay Hudson continues to elude him. Nick was a Navy Seal and an FBI Special Agent. Giving up isn't an option.
Ever since that incendiary kiss they shared when Nick saved her beloved grandfather's life, Kay's been having red hot fever dreams about Nick.
With her life on the line, she's got no business being tempted by anything.
Kate is on the verge of risking her reputation, career, and even her life to blow the lid off a deadly bioweapons conspiracy.
Nick's smoldering eyes, rock-hard body, and hot, searching lips should be the very last thing on her mind. Still, with so much to lose, she deserves one last blazing night of ecstasy before she disappears forever.
But Nick won't let her face her demons alone... and they will have to face down an enemy that could consume them... and the entire world.
She can’t remember.
Honor Thomas can’t remember what happened. Someone abducted her. Shackled her. And somehow, miraculously, she escaped. She just doesn't remember who, or how, or why.
A gorgeous, mysterious man dragged her out of a raging river deep in the Oregon mountains. He looks dangerous…he is dangerous. But something about him draws her irresistibly, igniting a hunger so strong she barely recognizes herself.
He can’t forget.
Former SEAL Matt Walker was dishonorably discharged for the crime of protecting the innocent. Now he’s licking his wounds in a remote mountain retreat, minding his own goddamn business. The last thing he expects is to have to drag a half-dead woman out of a torrential river. A stunningly beautiful woman.
Honor is amazing. Smart, tough, brave. She slipped her shackles and somehow escaped from her cruel captors. She doesn't know how or why. Whatever it is that she did, whatever she does or doesn’t remember about what happened—those filthy bastards who tried to hurt her are going down, and he’s just the man to make it happen.
But now the stakes are bigger than either of them ever imagined. While their passion rages, they must race the clock to stop a devastating attack against their country...
Former Navy SEAL Max Wright is out of the Special Ops division forever after being almost killed by an Afghani RPG. He retreats to his former XO's beach house to lick his wounds. He wants to snarl at the world but finds it hard to snarl at his new neighbor, his XO's beautiful goddaughter, Paige Waring, who comes with a ridiculously likable, totally undisciplined dog.
As a plant geneticist, Paige has always been focused on her work, but when she and her dog run into Max, she recognizes the lonely, shattered man behind the rugged exterior. To her mind, sexiness always comes with a white lab coat, not with acres of tanned muscle and a military attitude.
When Paige's work makes her the target of criminals and she's abducted, Max springs into action. Though still terribly wounded, this tough- as-nails SEAL goes on his last mission—stopping at nothing to save the woman he loves.
"He's a dangerous man with dangerous enemies"
In Palermo, Sicily, a city of heart-stopping beauty and intense danger, one man stands for justice.
Stefano Leone is hunting one of the most dangerous men alive. He lives under armed guard, in constant danger. And then a beautiful American woman contacts him and steals his heart. Is she what she seems or has she been sent by his enemy to find his one weakness?
Jamie McIntyre comes to Palermo for inspiration for her design business and loses her heart to the toughest, sexiest man she has ever met. She falls under his spell and into his bed, until Stefano’s enemy strikes and she is forced to make an impossible choice.