New Arrivals - Romance
This collection of interconnected stories begins with the anarchist daughter of missionaries in Manhattan who runs away to be an activist and ends with a wealthy young adulterer in Paris who is outsmarted by the object of his desire.
"Naomi Reese is a divorced mother with a small daughter named Kayla, a new life in Santa Fe, and, finally, some distance from her abusive ex-husband. All she wants now is a home of her own where she and Kayla can finally feel safe. With one bad marriage behind her, she can't even dream of falling in love again. Until she meets Richard. A tall, handsome veterinarian with a warm smile and big heart, Richard Youngblood is the kind of man any woman could fall for. Not only does he have a wonderful way with animals, he's great with little Kayla and--Naomi has to admit--he's easy on the eyes. Richard definitely has his sights set on her, too. But first, Naomi has to free herself from her past--and learn how to love again--before she can have all she ever wanted"--P.  of cover.
Molly Lovelace dreams of a carefree married life that her inconsistent beau Bailey Garner cannot give her, so she sets her sights on mysterious stranger Edward Pierrepont, who is only in town for a short time.
In "Over the Edge," Laura Kincaid helps Ty Hendricks overcome his inner demons, and in "All on the Line," Sean Winthrop comes home from deployment in Afghanistan determined to win back the woman he never forgot.
As the new trend of bicycling sweeps the nation, the father of disgraced socialite Marci Winters sends her away to an area near Yellowstone National Park, where she falls for fellow bicycle enthusiast Lieutenant Myles Cade McDowell.
"For Max Harrison, love seduces and then destroys. His brother went to prison for love. His father left his family for love. And Max is determined not to follow in their footsteps, until he meets Emma. Emma runs into burning buildings without an ounce of fear and embraces life as if every day is a new adventure. But while she's fearless on the job, Emma is a coward when it comes to love. Betrayed by an ex-boyfriend, Emma has no intention of putting her heart on the line again, until she meets Max. As the fires around the city rage, the heat between them ignites in a blaze of passion that's far more dangerous. Will it destroy them or will they finally get everything they ever wanted"--Page 4 of cover.
"Can you blame a publicist for blurring the lines between what's real and what's a dream, when her client is a gorgeous actor?" Sophie is a Hollywood publicist who has a fabulous job, a fabulous boyfriend, and a fabulous life. She even scores her PR firm's most important actor client and every woman's dream--Billy Fox. But will a steamy make-out session in a restaurant alley with her big-name client cost Sophie her job? And does she really want an escape from her life and her loving, if imperfect, relationship with her investment banker boyfriend? The Star Attraction takes us on a wild ride through one woman's daytime soap come to life.
"Eighteen-year-old Harper has grown up under the thumb of her career marine father. Ready to live life her own way and to experience things she's only ever heard of from the jarheads in her father's unit, she's on her way to college at San Diego State University. She finds herself being torn in two as she quickly falls in love with both her new boyfriend, Brandon, and her roommate's brother, Chase. Despite their dangerous looks and histories, both men adore Harper and would do anything for her, including taking a step back if it would mean she'd be happy"--From publisher description.
Desperate to save her father's struggling candy business, Lucy Kendall comes across Charlie Clarke, hired by her father's business rival to cheat her out of her new candy recipe.
Michelle doesn't believe in fairy tales. She's a hard-headed businesswoman, making a fresh start in a new town. And when she decides to take over a neglected book shop, she knows the perfect manager. For book-loving Anna, it's a dream come true--and not just because it gives her an escape from her three demanding step-children and their adorable but hyperactive Dalmatian.
There are only two seasons in Tuscaloosa--football and waiting-for-football. When Lewis Heart, football announcer and voice of the Crimson Tide, vanishes after an impromptu romp with Vivi Ann McFadden at the Fountain Mist Motel, Vivi does what any Southern woman would do: call her best friend, Blake O'Hara Heart, attorney-at-law.
From a private jet to an interlude in Paris, Francesca and Ian have had a whirlwind relationship, but once Francesca discovers something about Ian--and herself--everything changes.
Having been physically abused in a past relationship, Chloe Peterson has sworn off men, but then renowned photographer Chase Sullivan helps her get her car out of a ditch--and that chip off her shoulder.
The humorous story of a struggling young actress trying to get ahead--and keep it together--in New York City.
A mother prepared to go to any lengths to save her child ? and a man who will do whatever it takes to protect her . . Janna Kerr?s desperately ill little girl, Lainey, needs a kidney transplant, and Janna?s prepared to do whatever?s necessary to get her one. Janna?s long-ago lover, Matt Benedict, from the handsome, powerful and wealthy Benedict family, died without ever knowing about the child they'd made together. When Matt's twin brother, Clay, makes an unexpected visit to the isolated fishing cabin where Janna and her daughter Lainey have been staying, a dangerous and deadly web entangles them all.
Exiled to Kenya after her latest scandalous exploit, Delilah Drummond, now the mistress of her step-father's crumbling estate, falls into the decadent pleasures of society until she meets Ryder White who becomes her guide to the beauty of this complex world. Set in 1920s British Kenya.
In the middle of a terrifying air raid in Japanese-occupied Taiwan, Saburo, the least-favored son of a Taiwanese politician, runs through a peach forest for cover. It's there that he stumbles upon Yoshiko, whose descriptions of her loving family are to Saburo like a glimpse of paradise. Meeting her is a moment he will remember forever, and for years he will try to find her again. When he finally does, she is by the side of his oldest brother and greatest rival.
Daphne Dale's budding romance with the pseudonymous suitor with whom she is exchanging love letters faces difficulties when he turns out to be Lord Henry Seldon, whose family and hers are sworn enemies.
In 1777, Amishman Adam Wyse might join the war effort, leave his faith and the only woman he's ever loved. Will life in this feral and primitive New World be more than his peacekeeping people can withstand?
"All Sasha Miller ever wanted was a place among the great scientists of her time. But when she falls for the seductive charms of Professor Theo Dexter, she loses her heart--and the brilliant original theory that was going to jump-start her career. Sasha is left with nothing--except an unquenchable thirst for revenge"--P.  of cover.
When wild mustangs threaten someone's life, rancher Cade Baldwin springs into action. But he's not pleased when he sees the beautiful woman he's saved is the town's new forest ranger. Lyn Warner is determined to round up the wild horses he loves so much. But she's also the woman who makes him smile like no one else. After her husband died in a car crash, Lyn turned her back on her beliefs and focused all of her attention on her injured daughter. Cade's strong faith and steady love might be exactly what they all need to create an unbreakable family.
"Lady Jolene Gerard is running out of time. Each moment she remains within the walls of Drumwich Castle she is in jeopardy. Her only chance lies with a prisoner chained to the dungeon walls, a Scotsman who, in return for freedom, helps Jolene and her young nephew escape her cousin's deadly snare. Pursued by murderous villains, Jolene is prepared for to fight for her life. But in the arms of rugged Sigimor Cameron, she soon surrenders her heart. He was too late to save the Englishman to whom he owned a blood debt, but not the man's lovely sister. Stunned by his desire for the spirited English lass, Sigimor presses them on to safety, his enemies in dogged pursuit. And while sweet desire speaks a thousand words, the secret they long to share remains locked in a battle of stubborn pride. But when saving Jolene from his enemy leaves Sigimor no choice but to make her his wife, a bargain born of passion can only by sealed by the kiss of true love"--From publisher description.
"In the glitteringly ruthless diamond business, Scarlett Drummond Murray is a force to be reckoned with. As stunningly beautiful as the diamonds she works with, Scarlett is determined to make her mark on the industry with her fabulous jewellery creations. But to do so she must battle through a world that is steeped in greed and corruption. Blazing a trail from London to Beverly Hills, Scarlett is plunged into the world of shady diamond dealers and the stunningly beautiful women for whom they all compete, in business and in bed. All of them are prepared to sacrifice everything in pursuit of that one, elusive, perfect stone. No matter what the cost. Will Scarlett be blinded by the brilliance of the temptation that surrounds her? Or can she keep her nerve--and her principles--and make it to the top with her heart and her business intact?"--From author's web site.
When thirty-year-old English teacher Anna Emerson is offered a job tutoring T.J. Callahan at his family's summer rental in the Maldives, she accepts without hesitation ; a working vacation on a tropical island trumps the library any day. T.J. Callahan has no desire to leave town, not that anyone asked him. He's almost seventeen and if having cancer wasn't bad enough, now he has to spend his first summer in remission with his family -- and a stack of overdue assignments -- instead of his friends. Anna and T.J. are en route to join T.J.'s family in the Maldives when the pilot of their airplane suffers a fatal heart attack and crash-lands in the Indian Ocean ...
"Historical romance series Land of Shining Water is set in 1890s Minnesota; Emmalyne and Tavin are separated by duty yet bonded by love, daring to dream that God could change the hearts of those keeping them apart"--Provided by publisher.