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New Arrivals - Romance
"There's Trouble in the Skies... For Sophia Stevenson, there's no going back to the life she knew. She never asked for the powers that make her a precious commodity to the secret society of Illuminists--and their archenemies. Captain Bion Donkova would give anything to possess the powers that have fallen in Sophias lap. If only the beautiful, infuriating woman could stay out of trouble, he wouldnt have to keep coming to her rescue... Bion and Sophia have friction to spare--and nothing fuels a forbidden passion better than danger...
Lily Balfour finds herself torn between Prince Wulfinski, whom she loves but who is apparently penniless, and the Earl of Huntley, a wealthy widower whose money can solve all of her family's financial problems.
When Luke, the newly named Duke of Foxhaven, discovers that his bride-to-be is an opinionated headstrong beauty, he decides to find her another husband until he discovers that he cannot imagine her in anyone else's arms but his.
After Gowan Stoughton, Duke of Kinross, woos and marries Lady Edith Gilchrist, he must try to convince her of his love when she locks herself in a tower to teach him a lesson.
Two childhood friends reunite at a summer retreat, each harboring a horrible secret that would test the bounds of their longtime relationship if revealed.
Griffin York, the Duke of Halford, has no desire to wed this season--or any season--but his diabolical mother abducts him to "Spinster Cove" and insists he select a bride from the ladies in residence. Griff decides to teach her a lesson that will end the marriage debate forever. He chooses the serving girl.
"With her two younger sisters heading for the altar, will Samantha Castle exchange old dreams for new ones? Lately she'd rather be on the North Carolina coast with family than in New York with agents and actors. Though she vows not to let her teenage crush on Ethan Cole influence her decision, it's hard to ignore her feelings for the local war hero. Ethan lost more than his leg in Afghanistan. He lost his belief in love. Even being surrounded by couples intent on capturing happily-ever-after won't open this jaded doctor's heart. It's going to take a sexy, determined woman, one who won't take no for an answer"--From author's website.
Continues the saga of Gideon and Eva, whose passionate bond is put to an ultimate test by torments from their respective pasts.
"With his father's rodeo legacy to continue and a prosperous spread to run, Walker Parrish has no time to dwell on wrecked relationships. But country-western sweetheart Casey Elder is out of the spotlight and back in Parable, Montana. And Walker can't ignore that his 'act now, think later' passion for Casey has had consequences. Two teenage consequences! Keeping her children's paternity under wraps has always been part of Casey's plan to give them normal, uncomplicated lives. Now the best way to hold her family together seems to be to let Walker be a part of it--as her husband of convenience. Or will some secrets--like Casey's desire to be the rancher's wife in every way--unravel, with unforeseen results?"--From publisher description.
Thorn Mackenzie was a young Viking when Sparkle Stardust used him and then abandoned him. Over a thousand years later, he has finally found a way to repay her. Employing his power of persuasion, he assembles a team that can create the ultimate fantasies and illusions-- right across the street from Sparkle's Castle of Dark Dreams.
When Ginny's daughter heads off to university, she is left with a severe case of empty nest syndrome. To make matters worse, the first gorgeous man she's laid eyes on in years has just accused her of shoplifting. Is it too late for Ginny to set things right after an anything but desirable first impression?
Just seventeen years old, Henry IX, known as William, is a king bound by the restraints of the regency yet anxious to prove himself. With the French threatening battle and the Catholics sowing the seeds of rebellion at home, William trusts only three people: his older sister Elizabeth; his best friend and loyal counselor, Dominic; and Minuette, a young orphan raised as a royal ward by William's mother, Anne Boleyn. Against a tide of secrets, betrayal, and murder, William finds himself fighting for the very soul of his kingdom. Then, when he and Dominic both fall in love with Minuette, romantic obsession looms over a new generation of Tudors. One among them will pay the price for a king's desire, as a shocking twist of fate changes England's fortunes forever.
When Hannah Gregory must take a job as a switchboard operator to take care of her two younger sisters, she rebels against the strict rules of the job, especially the rule forbidding consorting with gentlemen while in training.
"When Meg inherits her father's thoroughbred Texas farm, she's determined to shut it down, despite Bo, the handsome manager. Can he--and love--change her mind?"--Provided by publisher.
"Six months ago, New York restaurant owner Alexis "Lexi" Moreau walked in on her husband, Jeff, and their sous chef mixing business with pleasure. Now, Lexi is back in her hometown of St. Helena, California, rebuilding her life and hoping to turn her grandmother's patisserie into the bistro of her dreams. ... Enter Marco DeLuca--Jeff's handsome, commitment-phobe best friend who has always had his sights set on Lexi. In high school, Marco convinced himself that Lexi was off-limits. And she still is, especially since Marco's family's wine business all depends on a deal with Jeff. But a fake summer romance is the perfect way for Lexi to distract the would-be suitors her grandmother has set up for her. A perfect way for Marco to realize she's the only one that ever mattered"--Page 4 of cover.
"Raised by a single mother, Adam Collins resolved to take no chances with a girl's future--or his own. That's why, as hard as it was, he resisted everything he felt for Marissa Brooks. Then one night a reckless challenge left a fellow student dead and changed both their lives forever. As penance, Adam took the boy's place in the Marines, where he could disappear into discipline and duty, and left Marissa behind to struggle with her dreams. Twelve years later, Adam is back in Walkers Ford to serve as the best man in his friend's wedding. The years haven't diminished the electric connection he has with Marissa. But Adam's mistake continues to haunt him, and Marissa is stumbling under the weight of her family's legacy. Together they wrestle with demons and dreams, but if there's any hope for a future together Adam has to not only find a way to forgive himself, but also ask others for forgiveness--especially from the woman whose heart he broke."--P.  of cover.
Paroled after doing time in prison, Blake Bookchester attempts to reconnect with single mother Danielle Workhouse, who works for Buck and Amy Roebuck at their mansion while her son, Ivan, explores the woods with a precocious friend.
"When Dorie Anderson meets a cute guy, she becomes a huge klutz. But one phone call has turned her dead-end dating life into an adventure: she's won a trip on a singles' cruise to Fiji. On board, she soon meets pro baseball player Andy, and the ship's hunky French doctor. She's sure she'll fall head-over-heels in no time. Unfortunately, she's right: soon, she trips over her luggage right in front of them. Mortifying. But a bigger disaster is just on the horizon. Dorie finds a man murdered in his bunk the same night a storm wrecks the ship, stranding everyone on a deserted shore. It'd be a perfect setting for romance-if it weren't for the fact that there's a killer among them"--From publisher description.
When Nevada Britain agrees to give ex-convict Cord McDowell a piece of land that their families have been fighting over for a hundred years if he will marry her, neither of them expects to fall in love.
It is love at first sight in Cupid, Texas, when ex-Navy SEAL Dade Vega crosses paths with Natalie McCleary, but if their love is to last, Dade must learn to stop drifting and settle down.
Josh Kowalski is tired of holding down the fort?better known as the Northern Star Lodge?while his siblings are off living their dreams. Now that his oldest brother has returned to Whitford, Maine, for good, Josh is free to chase some dreams of his own. As the daughter of the lodge's longtime housekeeper, Katie Davis grew up alongside the Kowalski brothers. Though she's always been "one of the guys," her feelings for Josh are anything but sisterly. And after a hot late-night encounter in the kitchen, it's clear Josh finally sees her as the woman she is. Katie's been waiting years for Josh to notice her, but now that he has, she's afraid it's too late. Giving her heart to a man who can't wait to leave town is a sure way to have it broken. But could it be that everything Josh has ever wanted is closer than he could have imagined?
Set to inherit half of Bella Vista, a one hundred-acre apple orchard in a town called Archangel, along with a half-sister she's never heard of, Tess Delaney, who makes a living restoring stolen treasures to their rightful owners, discovers a world filled with the simple pleasures of food and family.
After her infant son is kidnapped, Laura hires the rough-edged, dangerously handsome Deke to track down those responsible.
"A single visit to Mustang Ridge can change a person's life in the most unexpected ways.... Recovering from a difficult divorce and having problems with her daughter, Shelby accepts a summer job cooking at a family-run dude ranch. She hopes the animals will be just what her daughter, Lizzie, needs. Little does she know that ranch life will work some healing magic on her too. When Shelby meets the head wrangler, Foster, she is put off by his brusque nature, but Lizzie takes an instant liking to the cowboy and his horses. While both Foster and Shelby have been scarred by love, it's not long before Shelby is drawn to the rugged cowboy and his thoughtful ways. But with summer nights in short supply and Foster wary of falling for a city girl, a simple summer romance soon grows complicated. As the days dwindle, Shelby will have to decide not only what is best for her daughter, but also where her future--and her happiness--will be found.".