New Arrivals - Romance
Moving to New York City with her two sisters after inheriting a dilapidated brownstone, Portia Cuthcart reluctantly falls back on her oddly clairvoyant culinary instincts when she encounters widower Gabriel Kane and his two daughters.
"Kelly Wilder becomes recently widowed from a much older wealthy man with whom she spent her married life doing charity work, building a lovely home, and, as she says, 'pretending to be a whole lot more conservative and stupid and nicer than I really am.' Now, with too much time and money on her hands, Kelly has absolutely no idea what happens next. So on a whim she signs up for a ballroom dancing class, and slowly, step by high-heeled step, begins to rebuild her life with the help of friends old and new: Nik, a young Russian dance teacher who sees the artistic potential she left behind; Carolina, a woman in hospice, anxious to experience a whole lifetime in a few months; and Elyse, Kelly's girlhood best friend who knows all of her past secrets--including the truth about the man who long ago broke Kelly's heart"--Provided by publisher.
Naomi King--soft spoken, loyal, and easily overlooked--has a gift. She sees what others can't see. Intuition, she calls it. Others in Stoney Ridge don't know what to make of it and dismiss her hunches and inklings altogether. When a young woman arrives at the Inn at Eagle Hill with a shocking secret about Tobe Schrock, Naomi fears the worst. She can't ignore the feeling that something sinister's at work--something more than a threat to the tenuous love begun between Tobe and her.
Having survived an attack that left her scarred and her father dead, Alice Chesterfield is never free from the fear and memories of the man who is responsible. Texas seems to be an answer to Alice's prayers, and when she has the opportunity to relocate to a ranch near Dallas, Robert Barnett captures her attention. He doesn't worry about the obstacles that stand in their way-- and he hardly seems to notice the scar she bears. When devastating information about her family comes to light, Alice must learn to place her trust in God as she seeks a measure of peace for her future... and for her heart.
Once again, Dr. Harriet Ginoza is swept away into rapturous fantasy. The modern psychologist knows the rough and ruthless man of her dreams is everything she should despise, a quintessential male chauvinist, yet time after time, she finds herself lost in visions of a dangerously handsome rogue straight out of a historical romance. Harriet never believed that her dream lover would cause her any trouble, but when a twist of fate casts her back to the Old South she meets him in the flesh! To her disappointment, Etienne Baptiste refuses to ravish her and fulfill her secret wishes. If Harriet has any hope of making her amorous dreams become passionate reality, she'll have to seduce this charmer with a sweeter savage love than she'd imagined possible . . . and savor every minute of it.
Virginia Simpson is about to graduate from high school and continue her education at college when a family crisis derails her plans. Virginia soon discovers that the rest of the world is moving on without her. Her best friend, Jenny, discovers the freedom of college, and Virginia's boyfriend begins to grow away from God and then away from Virginia.
"When bull rider Ty Porter comes face to face with the one woman he could never forget, can he convince her he's finally ready for love?"-- Provided by publisher
"Darius Thornton is not the sort of man debutante Nicole Renard could ever marry. But can she stop her heart from surging full steam ahead?"--Provided by publisher.
Crossing the line : Caitlyn Fox has one chance to prove to her outrageously hot--and ridiculously controlling--boss that she's got the chops to succeed. But Jamison Wolfe isn't quite what he seems. And once they cross the line between business and pleasure, Caitlyn discovers the one place where she's in control... Burned : Trainer and martial artist Rosie Miller's zen is seriously compromised when Hunter Black--her former coach and lover--becomes her new boss. And with all the sexual energy still crackling between them, her poor little zen doesn't stand a chance. So this time, Rosie is determined to play by her rules...
"A born flirt and good-time party girl, Emerson has never had a problem finding a willing guy. She's always chosen her hook-ups carefully, and she's never broken her three cardinal rules: never let them see the real you, never fall in love, always leave them begging for more. Then comes Ethan. A hottie from the wrong side of the tracks, he's immune to her flirtatious banter and come-hither smile. After rescuing her from a disastrous night at a biker bar, he doesn't even try to take her to bed: he calls her a tease and sends her home instead. Unable to resist a challenge, or forget the sexy dark-eyed bad-boy biker, she vows to bring him to his knees. But instead of making Ethan beg, she finds herself craving him. For the first time in her life, she's throwing out her rulebook. Suddenly, she's the one panting for a guy she can't control. A guy who won't settle for anything less than the real Emerson, who forces her to do things she's never imagined, including facing a past she thought she'd buried. A guy who just might leave her wanting more"-- Provided by publisher.
"Waking up in Vegas was never meant to be like this. Evelyn Thomas's plans for celebrating her twenty-first birthday in Las Vegas were big. Huge. But she sure never meant to wake up on the bathroom floor with a hangover to rival the black plague, a very attractive half-naked tattooed man in her room, and a diamond on her finger large enough to scare King Kong. Now if she could just remember how it all happened. One thing is certain, being married to one of the hottest rock stars on the planet is sure to be a wild ride"-- Provided by publisher.
"Whisper Shore, on Lake Michigan, will never be the same once Blake and Autumn join forces to revitalize tourism--but that may not be enough to convince Autumn to stay"-- Provided by publisher.
When college co-ed Jessica Sweet crashes with construction worker Riley Mann over the summer while she helps him get his affairs in order for a custody hearing, the two begin to fall for each other; but will Jessica let her fear of rejection get in the way of true, passionate love?
"Veterinary intern Emily can't believe she wound up in the small town of Sunshine, Idaho, instead of the Los Angeles clinic she had always imagined. Now she has to put her plans to move to L.A. on hold for a whole year while she fulfills the obligation of her vet school scholarship. Then Wyatt, her gorgeous one-night stand from a Reno vet conference, introduces himself as her new boss. And Emily is just as drawn to his seductive looks and quiet strength as she was on that very steamy night. She soon learns that Wyatt isn't just a laid-back doctor, but a delicious alpha male tempting her away from her carefully laid-out plans"--From publisher description.
The last mercenary (c2001): "Micah Steele was a mystery, as silent as stone and just as intractable. Not even those closest to him knew the details of his life--which was exactly how it had to be. Because Micah was a mercenary, and his lies protected those he loved. Or they had, until the young beauty he'd left behind in Jacobsville, Texas, was kidnapped by his sworn enemy. Micah was prepared to go to the ends of the earth to rescue Callie Kirby, but he wasn't prepared for her sweet innocence to be more dangerous than the evil he hunted. He could protect Callie from ruthless drug lords, but who would protect her from Micah?" -- p.  of cover.
"Saint Ford has worked hard to achieve her childhood dream of becoming of nurse. Focused on her work and devoted to her patients, there?s no room for love. She doesn?t need a guy making waves in her calm, serene life?especially when he?s the unforgettable hottie who nearly destroyed her in high school. Dark, brooding Nash Donovan might not remember her or the terrible pain he caused. But he turned her world upside down... and now he?s trying to do it again. Saint has no idea that Nash isn?t the cocky player he once was. Uncovering a devastating family secret has rocked his world, and now he?s struggling to figure out his future. He can?t be distracted by the pretty nurse he seems to meet everywhere. Still, he can?t ignore the sparks that fly between them?or how she seems so desperate to get away from him. But the funny, sweet, and drop-dead gorgeous Saint is far too amazing to give up on?especially since she?s the only thing in his life that seems to make sense. When Nash discovers the truth about their past, he realizes he may have lost her heart before he could even fight for it. Now, Saint has to decide: is Nash worth risking herself for all over again?"--From publisher description.
While renovating a once-grand, old seaside home, Garrett Richmond meets and begins to fall in love with a mysterious woman who claims to have been trapped between this world and the next for the past 150 years.
Flynn is determined to make things right with Gabi, until his enemies interfere. Now damaged and driven by a need he cannot define, he seeks out Gabi's Colorado community as a mystery man searching for peace, though not expecting redemption. But he never imagined a place like Eternity Springs, where lives are changed, second chances are given, and the possibility exists for two wounded souls to find their way home...to each other.
A story inspired by the plot of "King Lear" relates the fortunes of a family who has reaped the sea's bounty on Loosewood Island for three hundred years, but pays for it with the loss of every firstborn son.
For as far back as she can remember, Airiana Ridell has always been aware of her extraordinary gift. She can intuit revealing and illuminating ?patterns? in the air around her?whether in a spray of mist, in billowing clouds, or in the dense swirls of an impenetrable fog. Her abilities led to her placement in a secret government training facility when she was a child, but everything changed after her mother was murdered. Airiana fled the program, but she couldn?t outrun the desperate members of a shadowy cabal who want her, who need her, who will kill to get her. Kidnapped and held aboard a ship bound for dangerous seas, her only chance for rescue is Maxim Prakenskii. He has his reasons for helping her, but he isn?t about to reveal them to Airiana. Not yet. Not as the two are drawn together as moth to flame. Not when there are so many secrets yet untold that could shatter the quaint community of Sea Haven and all who reside there...
In the heyday of the British Raj, Anahita becomes Princess Indira's official companion, and accompanies her to England just before the outbreak of the Great War. There, she meets the young Donald Astbury--reluctant heir to a magnificent estate--and his scheming mother. Eighty years later, Rebecca Bradley, a young American film star, has the world at her feet. Her latest role, playing a 1920s debutante, takes her to the now-crubmling Astbury Hall. Shortly after filming begins, Ari Malik, Anahita's great-grandson, arrives unexpectedly, on a quest for his family's past. What he and Rebecca discover begins to unravel the dark secrets that haunt the Astbury dynasty.
Secretly working as a dancer in a club after the death of her father, Perla encounters the orphaned son of a legendary Siberian hunter who compels her to undertake a life-changing journey to Manhattan.
"Melody Spencer had long-ago wiped the dust of Cupid, Texas, off her cute shoes...and done her best to forget the chiseled jaw and strong arms of cowboy Luke Nielson. Their families might be part of a long-time feud, but he was her very first love, even it if turned out they never wanted the same things. But now Luke's come striding back into her life, tempting her with the memories of long, lazy evenings and hot, passionate kisses. And he has an ulterior motive--as mayor of Cupid, he knows Melody's business savvy can help save their beloved hometown. His smooth talking might get her to Texas, but that doesn't mean he'll get her in his bed. Still, people do say love can be more perfect the second time around..." -- Page  of cover.
A love story set in the gritty yet magnificent theater world of 1970s London.
Vasic must save his race, the Psy, from a lethal contagion with the assistance of Ivy, who rebuilt her life after undergoing a series of operations that hindered her abilities in the latest novel of the series following Heart of Obsidian.