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a conflict in love/a conflict of interest (Step-sibling et al romance)

Amazon Customer "Tess"
The list author says: "These are my favorite themes in harlequin and harlequin like books. I'm an avid collector and I'm continually seeking for more to add to my collection. I had some hits and I won't really bother with the misses. These are my favorites so far."
Angel of Darkness (Harlequin Presents, No 1712)
Angel of Darkness (Harlequin Presents, No 1712)
"It's a quintessential step sib romance that is a must read. One of my very favorites from Lynne Graham. They have a good amount of tension and a right amount of sparks. Their parents married twice and they found themselves at opposite stance in both situation. To solve the problem, he whisks her off to his private villa and poof they couldn't escape their mutual attraction."
Taboo
Taboo
"I just recently picked up this book. It's hot! She's adopted into his home and she's a little older. I really liked how much you get to see how much he is in love with her and he waited. When she suddenly cracks, he refused to back down and let her ignore it. The tension is above and beyond. I just had to add it to this list."
Powerful Stranger (Harlequin Romance #371)
Powerful Stranger (Harlequin Romance #371)
"OMG!! I love patricia wilson. She is absolutely amazing. They are step sibs with no hang-ups until she brings a fiance home to meet the family and of course her step-brother."
Lancaster Men
Lancaster Men
"It's a light read and I specially liked how the tension was tuned throughout the book. He is the enigmatic older stepbrother who fell in love with her. I like the library scene, very cute."
Melting Fire (Harlequin Presents #306)
Melting Fire (Harlequin Presents #306)
"This one took my breath away! It's a fun ride from beginning to end. I love that he is so decided and without a doubt in love with her. She was a little stubborn to admit it to herself."
Dangerous Obsession
Dangerous Obsession
"She's adopted into his family and this could technically count for guardian theme also. He sweeps her off her feet to his private island, now who can say no to that!"
Take What You Want
Take What You Want
"This one was a surprise. She actually has a good head on her shoulders. She is a contradiction between reason and naivety. She loves him but she is not one to put up with his indecisiveness. She is a great character to read."
Permission to Love (Mills & Boon Largeprint Penny Jordan)
Permission to Love (Mills & Boon Largeprint Penny Jordan)
"It's packs a punch. The plot is very full for this short read. He is her stepbrother who has been in love with her, but he couldn't act upon it till his breaking point."
Courting Trouble
Courting Trouble
"She's adopted into his family. It's a bit different, but it's still a memorable book. It's a good balance of bubbly and intense. He was unsure of how she felt, so he found a catalyst to set the ball rolling."
Silver Lady
Silver Lady
"It's a fun read. It has the right amount of tension and sparks. The verbal sparing was adequate and the plot was great. There this misunderstanding that they have to resolve. She needed him to relinquish control of her inheritance, but he had more plans for her. She had no option but to dance to his tune."
Passionate Enemy
Passionate Enemy
"He is adopted to her family. There's a lot of play with haunting emotions. She had to have his permission to liquidate some assets of her deceased father. He thought she was finally ready to face their music."
Payment in Love
Payment in Love
"He is also adopted into her family and like Passionate enemy there's a lot of play with emotions. It's a thin line between hatred and love. She had make amends and try to rebuild the relationship between her parents and him."
Pagan Enchantment
Pagan Enchantment
"This is a perfect book. I love the plot. They are step-sibling who meets for the first time and had to pretend to be dating/engage in order to ease the news to her fragile birth mother."
Leaving Home
Leaving Home
"She comes home to her step-brother-guardian bringing her jerk of a fiance. She makes a bid for independence only to realize that she loves him."
Dangerous Alliance (Harlequin Presents, No. 1741)
Dangerous Alliance (Harlequin Presents, No. 1741)
"She gets trapped in a pretend farce that he wants to turn into reality. He was very clever how he maneuvers her to his will."
Between Mist And Midnight
Between Mist And Midnight
"Tension!! need I say more?They had shared great passion when she was young and naive. He felt guilty so he pushes her away. Then she left to find her independence but she eventually had to come home and face the music."
Spindrift (Harlequin Romance #2173)
Spindrift (Harlequin Romance #2173)
"It's a bit slow, but it delivers. He was a lot older than her and heads the family. They were butting heads because of their shared half-sibling's affair with an older woman. He slowly but sweetly veers their relationship to a passionate one."
Kiss Yesterday Goodbye (Men Made in America: Iowa #15)
Kiss Yesterday Goodbye (Men Made in America: Iowa #15)
"It's fun and the sparks between them is great. She goes home to help out with the family business and their at odds for control."
The Wade Dynasty
The Wade Dynasty
"Their siblings also got married. They were already heading there, but things got in the way. There's lot of sparks."
My Brother's Keeper (Harlequin Presents, No 1087)
My Brother's Keeper (Harlequin Presents, No 1087)
Dishonourable Proposal
Dishonourable Proposal
The Ortiga Marriage
The Ortiga Marriage
"They are step-siblings and it's a tug of war. It's centers over the question of how much can you sacrifice for love. He was her knight and to save the damsel he set her free. Tragedy sends her home to  where she belongs but can't seem to manage to fit in."
Bid For Independence
Bid For Independence
"He wants more from her and she dances around loving him until she couldn't anymore."
Storm Over Paradise
Storm Over Paradise
"This was very interesting. They are step-siblings that share a half brother. She is strong and courageous character to stand against him and his family prejudice regarding her mother and herself."
Time Fuse (Mills & Boon Historical Romance)
Time Fuse (Mills & Boon Historical Romance)
"They are cousins. It's also a heavy play in emotions and a little suspense. The plot is meaty. She was product of a very messy affair. Out of curiosity she tried to be close to the father she had lost, but his nephew was determined to uncover her secrets."
Best Man To Wed? (The Bride's Bouquet) (Harlequin Presents, No 1889)
Best Man To Wed? (The Bride's Bouquet) (Harlequin Presents, No 1889)
"They are cousins. She was in love with his brother and was devasted when he got married. She takes a trip with him and the magic happens."
Blackmail
Blackmail
"They are distant cousins. They had meet during her younger years. She is a wine consultant and had to visit his exclusive chateau. He blackmails her in pretending to be engage despite the fact that she was also engage to another guy. There's this misunderstanding that resolves to a happy ending. Love does conquer all, in this book."
Dearest Traitor
Dearest Traitor
"She is a rebel and I love the interactions the main characters have with each other. She is his family's pet, everyone's favorite. Her family has worked under his and she's has grown up with his younger siblings. He left to give her time to grow up, but he finds that she needed him to do so."
The Reluctant Fiancee
The Reluctant Fiancee
"He is her father's business partner who takes care of her after her father dies. He wanted to marry her as soon as but she was a little immature to really know how trust him. It makes perfect sense! She was young. It has lots of firework and a great verbal dialogue."
Bond Of Destiny
Bond Of Destiny
"One of my favorites. Their family is close neighbors and business associates. He is the older brother-like character falls in love with her. The plot is really great and the characters are enjoyable. She is strong and independent and he is a force to reckon with."
Promise of the unicorn
Promise of the unicorn
"He is the head of her step dads family. He gave her this unicorn to stop her from crying when she was sad. He said he will help her get her heart's desire when she decides to return it to him. He does give her it to her. A really good book."
A Certain Affection (Harlequin Presents, No 1174)
A Certain Affection (Harlequin Presents, No 1174)
"He is a cousin by marriage. He fell in love with her and waited patiently for her. She avoided her family because she wasn't ready to face him. It's very sweet how he shows her how much he loves her with just the little things."
Yesterday's Echoes
Yesterday's Echoes
"She is his ward. Something happens and she moves away. Then she returns to find  that he hid a lot of things from her. It's a full read and it's a tad bit heavy. He is bitter but he doesn't deny he loves her. It's a lot of hurt and making up which is always fun."
Green Lightning
Green Lightning
"She is his young ward. It starts when she is still young and realizes that she loves him. He is inlove with her. The jealousy scenes are something to lookout for."
Levelling the Score (Harlequin Presents, No 1113)
Levelling the Score (Harlequin Presents, No 1113)
"Their family is close. He is her best friend's older brother, who kept tabs on her over the years. They were always bickering then he found a way to convince her to be on the same side. They become a team, and their lies end up tying them closely together."
Rise Of An Eagle
Rise Of An Eagle
"I like the way that she thinks. The tandem between the two characters is very much alive. He is her cousin of sorts. They grew up competing with each other for the control of their grandfather's land. It's great how their whole family and of course the man himself plots to get them together. The tug of war is on her part, but he just tugs her to him."
Temple of Fire
Temple of Fire
"She grew up in his family home where everyone was enchanted with her as a child. Her mom was vindictive and bitter so she severed all ties with the family and alienated her from all their love. He is like her step uncle, who is very enamored with her. It's a light drama that pulls on your heartstrings."
Tender Years
Tender Years
"I liked this. Though she was a bit immature, she acted her age. He is a family friend who volunteered as her protector and you get to see a lot her emotional transition. I liked the airport scene."
At The Spanish Duke's Command
At The Spanish Duke's Command
The Mating Season (Harlequin Presents, 356)
The Mating Season (Harlequin Presents, 356)