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New Arrivals - Romance
"Prized for his unbeatable tracking skills, Ewen "Hunter" Lamont accepts a dangerous assignment: locate a missing undercover courier. But this is no ordinary target. Ewen has met his prey before as "Sister Genna," a fiery, forbidden woman forever etched in his memory after one stolen, sinful kiss. Now that he knows her real identity, he's more determined than ever to keep her safe. But without the protection of the veil between them, fighting the allure of the beautiful lass may be the toughest battle this extraordinary warrior has ever faced. After her ill-fated attempt three years ago to rescue her twin sister, Janet of Mar has found salvation acting as a royal messenger--until she surrenders to a darkly handsome warrior whose rough, sensual kisses stir feelings the woman in her can't deny. But when betrayal leads to danger, and a crucial communiqué is put in jeopardy, Janet has no choice but to put her faith in the hunter who can find anything--perhaps even her heart."--Back of cover.
A volunteer fireman and a single mother join forces to find the woman's son who has been lost in a storm. While searching for the boy, the two adults find themselves increasingly close.
Colton Nelson was twenty-eight years old when he won the Texas lottery and went from ranch hand to ranch owner overnight. Now he's desperate to keep the gold diggers away.
"...On the rodeo circuit, B. J. Lambert had plenty of chances to forget about his first love. Back in Coffee Creek, it's impossible. Savannah Moody is as irresistible to B.J. as when they were teens. He'd still do anything for her-except give up the secret he promised to keep. Sheriff Savannah Moody knows B.J. is hiding something. Not his feelings for her-it's obvious to both of them that the attraction is as strong as ever. But she simply can't afford to give in. She has her sister to care for, and the family land, and B.J. might be gone tomorrow. She also has a job to do: to pursue the truth and discover what really happened eighteen years ago when a barn burned and a man died. Even if it costs her dearly....
"The ... next installment in Kresley Cole's New York Times bestselling Immortals after dark series, featuring the immortal inhabitants of The Lore, from Vampires to Lykae, from Furies to Shifters, from the Fey to Valkyries"-- Provided by publisher.
"Three intrepid princesses find themselves targets in a deadly plot against the crown---until their uncle devises a brilliant plan to keep them safe... England, 1888. Quiet and scholarly Princess Emilie has always avoided adventure, until she's forced to disguise herself as a tutor in the household of the imposing Duke of Ashland, a former soldier disfigured in battle and abandoned by his wife. When chance draws her into a secret liaison with the duke, Emilie can't resist the opportunity to learn what lies behind his forbidding mask, and find out what adventure really means... The duke never imagines that his son's tutor and his mysterious golden-haired beauty are one and the same. But when the true identity of his lover is laid bare, Moreland must face the demons in his past in order to safeguard both his lady --and his heart."--P. 4 of cover.
Left penniless and shattered by devastating secrets revealed in the aftermath of her seemingly successful lawyer husband's sudden death, Georgia rallies herself to pursue a new relationship and support her two daughters.
Emily Sundberg considers herself a proper young lady of the twentieth century. But a decade ago she behaved more like a tomboy. So when the neighbor's grandson came to visit one summer when she was thirteen, they became fast friends. Emily even got her first kiss--quite by accident. Over the years Emily has worked hard to prove to her peers and the people of Manitowoc, Wisconsin that, despite past mistakes, she is an upstanding young woman, one worthy of being a schoolteacher--and possibly Andy Anderson's wife. But even with the passing of time, Emily has never forgotten Jake and how he nearly ruined her life... And now he's a US deputy marshal and he's back in town--Page 4 of cover.
"When Jack Dalton escapes from Dunmoor Prison, he has only one thing in mind: finding the nobleman who murdered his sister and making him pay. But when he reaches the inn where the Lord Rockley is rumored to be staying, three well-dressed strangers are there to meet him instead. And the pretty blonde is aiming a pistol right at his head. Joining Nemesis, Unlimited has made Eva Warrick much more than the well-mannered lady she appears to be--one who can shoot, fight, and outsmart any man in the quest to right the injustices so often suffered by the innocent. She?s not afraid of the burly escaped convict, but she is startled by their shared attraction. She and her partners need Jack?s help to get to Rockley, but Eva finds she wants Jack for scandalous reasons all her own"--From publisher description.
"Nola Leary would have been content to stay in Kilcairy, Ireland, healing villagers at her family's clinic with a mix of magic and modern medicine. But a series of ill-timed omens and a deathbed promise to her grandmother have sent her on a quest to Half-Moon Hollow, Kentucky, to secure her family's magical potency for the next generation. Her supernatural task? To unearth four artifacts hidden by her grandfather before a rival magical family beats her to it. Complication One: The artifacts are lost somewhere in vampire Jane Jameson's occult bookshop. Complication Two: Her new neighbor Jed Trudeau keeps turning up half-naked at the strangest times, a distraction Nola doesn't need. And teaming up with a real-life Adonis is as dangerous as it sounds, especially since Jed's got the face of an angel and the abs of a washboard. Can Nola complete her mission before falling completely under his spell?"-- Publisher's statement on Amazon.com.
The year is 1940. As England braces for German invasion and the Nazis devour Europe, two American sisters in Paris risk thier own lives to save downed British airmen from the Gestapo.
"Ali Winters is not having a good day. Her boyfriend left her, everyone in town thinks she's a thief, and now she's about to be kicked out of her home. Her only shot at keeping a roof over her head and clearing her name is to beg for help from a police detective who's as sexy as he is stern. After a high-profile case goes wrong, Luke Hanover returns to his hometown for some peace and quiet. Instead he finds a bombshell brunette in a heap of trouble. As he helps Ali put her world back together, the pieces of Luke's own life finally seem to fall into place. Is this the start of a sizzling fling? Or are Luke and Ali on the brink of something big in a little town called Lucky Harbor?"--From publisher description.
Bad boy Luke Dawson shook the dust from this little town off his boots years ago. He walked away from everything... except the memory of the one night of passion he shared with Shannon. A crisis calls him back to Rainbow Valley and Luke is reunited with Shannon. As their rekindled relationship deepens into desire, old secrets resurface, and Luke must choose between the future he's always dreamed of and the only woman he's ever loved.
"Gray Preston was born into money, but he?s built his racing empire on hard work and muscle. And now that Gray has millions of fans, his senator father sends one of his aides, Evelyn Hill, to elicit Gray?s help in garnering votes for the upcoming national election. Gray wants nothing to do with his estranged father?s campaign, but Evelyn can be pretty persuasive. She?s willing to learn about racing, and maybe even get a little dirty. Evelyn?s number-one goal is politics, which makes working with Gray difficult, because his only passion is fast cars. As she and Gray spend time together, he teaches her about the sport he loves, and she learns a lot about the man behind the wheel. The more she learns, the more she wants him. But any desire that threatens to derail the carefully laid plans for her future is a dangerous one. With the passion Gray and Evelyn share running hotter than either imagined, one of them is going to have to compromise, or else run the risk of losing more than their hearts."--Amazon.com.
Sword dancer Li Feng is a woman alone in the dangerous world of the Tang Dynasty. She will discover the truth about her past, even if that means outwitting Han, the most feared thief-catcher of them all. Han sees everything as black and white until he finally captures Li, who makes him question everything he thought he knew about right and wrong.
Tiffany reluctantly travels to 1880s Montana Territory to end a family feud, a journey during which a train robbery and a case of mistaken identity lands her in her alluring fiance's ranch home.
Caitlin Mulcahy loves her family, but sometimes they just drive her nuts. She needs to get away, if only for an hour. When she sees someone in need of help by the side of the road, of course she stops. She's not expecting that former Navy medic Jack Gannon and his puppy will be the ones who end up rescuing her.
Leslie Anne Greene Carter is the last original wife among her husband's group of cronies. They've all traded in for younger, blonder, more enhanced models. But she is proud of her status and the longevity of her marriage. The spark isn't quite there the way it once was and it would be nicer if her husband paid a bit more attention to her desires, but there's something to be said for a comfortable relationship. Or at least she thinks so until one day, out golfing with her husband and his friends, she falls into a manhole and nobody realizes that she's gone. With her eyes finally open to what her perfect life has truly become, Leslie must trust in the healing powers of South Carolina's lush beaches, beautiful sunsets and feisty residents.
As soon as Colonel Gavin Romney has healed, he'll return to war and see Bonaparte vanquished forever. Yet his children's governess is proving a formidable adversary on the home front. For pretty, determined Hannah Fletcher wants the earl to fulfill the one role he's sure is beyond him: loving parent. Hannah can't bear to see her three motherless charges lose their father, too. When Gavin impulsively offers a marriage of convenience for the children's sake, she believes the gulf between them is too wide. Now the earl is ready to wage a very different campaign--for Hannah's tender heart, and for the family he longs to reclaim.
Best-selling author Devon James is determined to unravel the mystery of the quaint bed-and-breakfast at which she is staying, when a ghostly vision visits her during the night, but sexy owner Jonathan Stafford will stop at nothing--even seduction--to hinder her investigation.
As they travel by rail from Edinburgh to London, four strangers entertain one another with tales of how trains have changed their lives.
Clementine Cooper, an ambitious 26-year-old sous-chef at a vegan restaurant in Santa Monica, opens her own cooking school after a rival sabotages her food during a food critic's visit. She fantasizes about opening her own vegan restaurant and finds the perfect spot only to find out that restaurateur Zach Jeffries is opening a steakhouse in the space. When the two meet an attraction develops but can two people who are so different actually find love?
Falling for Justice Garrett was a high point in Patience McGraw's otherwise awkward adolescence. Even after he disappeared, Patience never forgot the boy who captured her heart. Now, he's back in Fool's Gold, California, and her passion for him is as strong as ever. When bodyguard Justice Garrett was a young man, witness protection brought him to this idyllic town and he never forgot its warmth, or the sweet beauty of his childhood friend.
Returning to an idyllic Rhode Island oceanfront community for the summer of 1938, New York socialite Lily Dane is devastated by the appearance of her newly married ex-fiance and her former best friend.