New Arrivals - Romance
As their lives come together in Eternity Springs, Colorado, ex-college basketball coach Lucca Romano and schoolteacher Hope Montgomery seek to find peace from their own personal demons.
Two short romances, including Woman Hater, in which a woman unexpectedly falls for her boss's mysterious and distrustful older brother; and The Humbug Man, in which a grouchy rancher rediscovers his Christmas spirit through a relationship with a spunky woman.
"Special Ops soldier Griffin Reid doesn't exactly have happy memories of growing up in Sunshine, Idaho. He's only come back to recover from a war injury, and while he refuses to admit he's in a weakened state, he finds comfort in the last person he'd expect. Kate Evans teaches fourth grade science in Sunshine, the place she's always called home. Dreaming of graduate school and a happily-ever-after, she's desperate to break out of the monotony of Sunshine. Luckily, a certain sexy man has just come back into her life. To Griffin, Kate as always been his little sister's friend, but now he's finding her to be so much more. As both attempt to forge their paths, they must decide if their passionate connection can turn into something lasting..."-- Page  of cover.
When James Cooper, the fighter pilot with whom she had an affair fifteen years earlier, takes a job with the U.S. space program, along with her husband, Maria finds her life shattered by a discovery James makes about the rocket engines and the scientists developing them.
Frankie Baudouin has a hundred reasons not to trust Nate DeLuca. First, he's a DeLuca. Second, he kissed her -- in front of the entire town -- and then never called. Oh, and he's after her land. Sorrento Ranch is Frankie's last chance to prove to her family -- and to herself -- that she has what it takes to be an award-winning winemaker. And she will stop at nothing to ensure her success -- even if it means playing nice with the starched, sophisticated, and oh-so-sexy Italian. For Nate, Sorrento Ranch is more than just soil and grape vines, it was his father's dream -- a dream Nate is determined to make a reality. So when he finds himself forced to collaborate with a hot-headed, irrational, and incredibly gorgeous Baudouin, Nate is surprised to discover that chaos could be so much fun -- especially when she sleeps in nothing but lace.
Gareth Alexander, Marquis of Heathgate, owes his life to a celebrated London madam who has left her thriving, high class brothel to distant cousin, Felicity Worthington. Gareth is to help Felicity, and he has 90 days to pass her off as a skilled madam.
"A powerful new novel of identity, loyalty and true love, from the international bestselling author of The Tenth Song In 1950's Brooklyn, sisters Rose and Pearl Weiss grow up in a loving but strict ultra-Orthodox family, never dreaming of defying their parents or their community's unbending and intrusive demands. Then, a chance meeting with a young French immigrant turns Rose's world upside down, its once bearable strictures suddenly tightening like a noose around her neck. Defiantly, she begins to live a secret life that shocks her family when it is discovered. Out of guilt and an overwhelming desire to be reconciled with those she loves, she finally bows to her parents' demands that she agree to an arranged marriage. But the night before her wedding, she commits an act of defiance so unforgivable it will exile her forever from her innocent young sister, her family, and all she has ever known. Forty years later, pious Pearl's sheltered young daughter Rivka suddenly discovers the truth about the family outcast, her Aunt Rose, now a successful photographer. Inspired, but naive and reckless, she sets off on a dangerous adventure that will stir up the ghosts of the past and alter the future in unimaginable ways for all involved. "-- Provided by publisher.
Andrew Yates has come to a decision: it's time to stop sowing those oats and start a family. But searching for a bride isn't as simple as he'd hoped, and many of the respectable women of his acquaintance feel-- lacking. Then beautiful, feisty Wilhelmina "Billie" Wells arrives at the family ranch with a toddler in her arms, claiming Drew is the father. The woman he didn't know he loved-- Billie had no choice but to show up at Destiny in search of Drew. For the sake of their child, she's willing to leave him with his father so the boy can have a better life, but then, before she can blink, she's saying "I do" in front of a preacher in a marriage of convenience. All Billie and Drew have in common is the heat that brought them together but can their sizzling passion lead to an everlasting love?
Uncovered: Firefighter Harris Black is startled to stumble across nude photos of a woman and handwritten notes about him. Who is this mystery woman? Harris hires a P.I. to trace her, never suspecting he has already found her.
"What if the perfect match is a perfect surprise? Honor Holland has just been unceremoniously rejected by her lifelong crush. And now--a mere three weeks later--Mr. Perfect is engaged to her best friend. But resilient, reliable Honor is going to pick herself up, dust herself off, and get back out there--or she would if dating in Manningsport, New York, population 715, wasn't easier said than done. Charming, handsome British professor Tom Barlow just wants to do right by his unofficial stepson, Charlie, but his visa is about to expire. Now Tom must either get a green card or leave the States--and leave Charlie behind. In a moment of impulsiveness, Honor agrees to help Tom with a marriage of convenience--and make her ex jealous in the process. But juggling a fiancé, hiding out from her former best friend, and managing her job at the family vineyard isn't easy. And as sparks start to fly between Honor and Tom, they might discover that their pretend relationship is far too perfect to be anything but true love"--From publisher decription.
"Corbin Blue is a man of many talents. One of the most powerful otherworlders ever born, he is wealthy, a professional football star, and a legend in the bedroom. But only a select few know he is also a black ops agent and there is no better killer. When he and his crew are attacked and separated, he's forced to turn to his bosses daughter for help, a woman with even more secrets than Blue. She becomes his only obsession. Evangeline Black has always been wary, guarded. No man has ever breached her walls. Until Blue. He has never been denied something he wants, and now he's decided he wants her. As he sweeps her into his double life of seduction, intrigue, and danger, he helps her see beyond the darkness of her past. But as an enemy closes in, Blue will have to let Evie go to keep her safe even though he'd rather die than live without her"--From publisher description.
Fleeing Los Angeles and her scarlet past, former porn star Sarah Halliday returns to her New York roots hoping to lose herself in the crowded city streets, protected from the paparazzi's reach ... or so she thinks. A chance encounter with a returned war hero -- now prominent investment CEO -- is the very last thing she wants or needs, or is it?
Two strangers live among the Cherokee--Jesse has a warrior's heart, and Adelaide has deadly dreams that foresee the future, a future they must face together.
The Widows are finding it difficult to plan Pastor Adam's wedding, given that he hasn't set a date nor even proposed to Gussie. Meanwhile, the pastor's sister Hannah, a doctor, has returned from Kenya, where she worked in refugee camps. When Hannah gets into a verbal sparring match with her nephew Hector's basketball coach, the Widows spot sparks of a different kind between the two, and they are soon up to matchmaking again.
In Christmas at Carwell Ranch, Tag Cardwell and Lily McCabe become entwined in a murder mystery and each other.
"After a year in Kuwait, Lucas Allen can't wait to get back to his ranch for Christmas and meet his gorgeous Internet pal in person. When he pulls in, there's Natalie Clark right in his front yard with a pink pistol in her hand and a dead coyote at her feet. Lucas is unfazed. But wait: is that a baby in her arms?"--From publisher description.
"Henry IX, known as William, is the son of Anne Boleyn and now the leader of England, his regency period finally at an end. His newfound power, however, comes with the looming specter of war with the other major powers of Europe, with strategic alliances that must be forged on both the battlefield and in the bedroom, and with a court, severed by religion, rife with plots to take over the throne"-- Provided by publisher.
"Life is sweet. Grace Sheridan has just won her dream role in a new off-Broadway play, and the talented hunk flooding her phone with scintillating texts and scandalous photos is Jack Hamilton, the twenty-four-year-old it Brit whose Hollywood career is about to climax faster than . . . you know. So what if their steamy relationship is bicoastal and under wraps, or that L.A. fangirls are grabbing Jack s ass? Absence does make the heart grow fonder and the libido hotter, but their few weekend visits feel more more like fast food than the five-course dinner they crave. And then the creator of Grace s new show is the man who broke her heart back in college, and he seems to have written the play just to make amends with his leading lady. As rumors spread that Jack and his lovely, leggy ex-girlfriend have gotten back together, Grace starts to wonder about her own feelings. Can lust alone keep our favorite, feisty duo together, or will Grace find herself back in safer, more familiar arms?"--p. 4 of cover.
"...Moira Fraser has been given an ultimatum--marry the elderly Laird Achaius Morris, or risk another deadly clan war. She vows to do the right thing, as long as she can steer clear of the devilish charms of one stubborn Highlander... Gahn Sutherland knows there's a dangerous plot behind Moira Fraser's wedding, and will stop at nothing to foil it. But where a hot-headed, fiery Highland lass is involved, trust and honor clash with forbidden attraction, threatening to blow the Highland's sky-high."--P. 4 of cover.
"In the fledgling colony of New Hope, their friends struggle to create a Southern utopia in Brazil soon after the Civil War. But Hayden is seeking revenge--relentlessly. And Magnolia is seeking a way out--desperately. They both seek to use the other for their own purpose--deceptively. Falling in love was never part of their plans"--From publisher description.
The last thing Zach Sullivan wants is to take care of his brother's new puppy for two weeks. Until he meets the dog trainer, that is. Heather is bright, beautiful, and he can't stop thinking about her. Unfortunately, she just might be the only woman on earth who wants nothing to do with him.
Dexter leads a charmed existence in London, with money, looks, and girlfriends galore. Life's fantastic... until Dex's sister dies and his world changes overnight. Astonishing everyone, including himself, Dex leaves the city behind, takes charge of his eight-month-old niece Delphi, moves to a beautiful Cotswolds village, and sets about working on his parenting skills. His neighbors, including cartoonist Molly, seem friendly enough. But Dex can't shake the notion that he's missing something important....
"On a midnight train, four hours away from her wedding, Beth McMurray discovers the devastating truth abouth the powerful senator she's about to marry. She is convinced nothing could make this stormy night worse - until the train wrecks and she tumbles straight into the arms of an outlaw."--Back cover.
"Marine corporal Rick Sudder is home early from Iraq, his tour ended abruptly on the battlefield. The carefree boy is gone, replaced by a man who believes his future is as bleak as his mirror image. But can the passion and commitment of a young woman who has never given up on him mend his broken body and shattered heart? As the people of Virgin River rally around Rick, another recent arrival tests the tightly knit mountain town's famous welcoming spirit. Dan Brady has a questionable past, and he's looking for a place to start over. He'd like it to be Virgin River, if he can find a way in. But he never expects to find it in the arms of a woman who was as much an outcast as himself"--From publisher description.