New Arrivals - Romance
"Lauren Wilder fell for the wrong man, trusted the wrong man, and she paid a very dear price for it. Now broken and wounded, she's retreated to the bosom of the Colter family and the unshakeable love and support they offer. But the man she once loved and trusted is not without his own power, and he'll use every bit of his money and resources to make sure he gets Lauren back, no matter whom he destroys doing it." -- Provided by publisher.
"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.
Each member of the Christmas Cookie Club has a story to tell and each discovers the miracle of the season and the power of love.
"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.
When they have to spend a week together, the antagonism between Hugh Prentice, a crippled, bookish mathematician, and Lady Sarah Pleinsworth, who blames him for the duel that forced her cousin into exile, turns to something more.
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.
"Leonard Self has spent a year unwinding his ranch, paying down debts, and fending off the darkening. Just one thing left: taking his wife's ashes to her favorite overlook, where he plans to step off the cliff with her into a stark and beautiful landscape. But Leonard finds he has company on a route that intertwines old wounds and new insights that make him question whether his life is over after all"--Amazon.com, viewed November 8, 2013
"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.
"Some men thrive on scandal. Lord James Hamilton, heir to the Duke of Abercorn and newly appointed attendant to the young Prince of Wales, is in no rush to find a wife and take on a more responsible life. A lover of all things pleasurable, James has earned his reputation as a rakehell of London. But when a feisty beauty piques his interest, James finds himself obsessed with learning more about her, and even contemplates making her his own. Lady Anne Curzon-Howe has long been besotted with her dear friends' handsome elder brother, James, ever since the moment he compared her to a wild Irish rose. While Anne has many suitors, the elusive James is the only man who draws her fancy. But Lord Hamilton's rakish ways are notorious for a reason, and convincing him to love only her will be an incredible, albeit rewarding, challenge"--From publisher description.
For centuries, Malcolm has struggled against the forces of darkness and he bears the scars to prove it. Hardened by a lifetime of fighting, he is more warrior than man, incapable of feeling love or compassion. But one stormy night, he pulls a beautiful woman from a car wreck and experiences a rush of fiery emotion that could melt even the hardest of hearts. Since childhood, Evangeline Walker has felt the magic growing inside her. Descended from Druids, she is the perfect vessel for ancient magic and evil. Evie knows she should trust no one, not even Malcolm, whose strong touch and tender kiss she craves. But after she makes a devil's bargain to save her half-brother, this fearsome warrior may be the only man who can protect her with his heart, his body, and his soul.
Missionary Julia Foster loves working alongside her parents, ministering and caring for young girls in India. But when the family must return to England due to illness, she readily accepts the burden for her parents' financial support. Taking on a job at Highland Hall as governess she quickly finds that teaching her four privileged, ill-mannered charges at a grand estate is more challenging than expected, and she isn't sure what to make of the estate's preoccupied master, Sir William Ramsey. Widowed and left to care for his two young children and his deceased cousin's two teenage girls, William is consumed with saving the estate from financial ruin.
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like...Love! A man gives the gift of trust and receives a second chance at love in return. A woman helps to heal the wounded heart of a soldier. A couple finds that true love knows no distance. And a young widow learns that there can be two great loves in a lifetime. Love, romance and passion come together in this collection of four seasonal shorts Anthology includes:This Time Next Year by Alison Kent. A Rare Gift by Jaci Burton. It's Not Christmas Without You by HelenKay Dimon Mistletoe and Margaritas by Shannon Stacey Stories also available for purchase separately.
"... Cursed by past tragedies, notorious Highlander Laird Athdar MacCallum has devoted himself to leading his people--and has vowed never to marry again. Until he is utterly disarmed by the innocent beauty in the eyes of Isobel Ruriksdottir... Isobel is drawn to the vulnerability she senses behind the fearsome facade of the clan chief. But with his formidable reputation, he is strictly forbidden. Being together can only lead them into danger, yet the temptation to risk all for their perilous passion is impossible to ignore"--P. 4 of cover.
Pinkerton detective Miranda Hunt assumes another woman's identity in order to apprehend the Phantom, an elusive and notorious train robber thought to be hiding on the sprawling Last Chance Ranch. But she isn't the only one there with something to hide. Wells Fargo detective Jeremy Taggert is working the scene undercover as well. And although their true identities are a secret, it is impossible for Jeremy and Miranda to hide the spark that flares between them. But their careers-- and their lives-- depend on solving this case. Love will have to wait.
Ever since her stepmother brought her a snow globe of the New York City skyline, Annie has wanted to visit the beautiful, big city. Since the time of her rumschpringe is nearing, the family decides a visit is a good idea. But others are not as thrilled with her interest in the Big Apple. Aaron has long been attracted to Annie and is sure he is in love. As he watches her engage in big city life, he grows concerned that she will not want to return to their quieter life. Will Annie follow Aaron back home? Or stay and pursue her dreams? Competing for her attention, Aaron sets out to show Annie that Christmas is not about the glitz and glamour, but about family, love, and the birth of Jesus.
On the Massachusetts coast north of Boston, a controlling manager, Mark, discovers his wife's infidelity after twenty-five years of marriage. An overweight young woman, Marla, gains a romantic partner but loses her innocence. A philandering bartender/aspiring poet, Robert, betrays his pregnant wife. And in title novella, a teenage girl named Devon, fleeing a dirty image of her posted online, seeks respect in the eyes of her widowed great-uncle Francis and of an Iraq vet she's met surfing the Web.--from publisher's description.
Former border agent Dalton Kirk thought his life was over--literally--when a gang of smugglers left him for dead. Defying all odds, he survives his ordeal and returns to his Wyoming ranch ready to dedicate his future to a more peaceful home on the range. Until lovely Merissa Baker knocks on his door. Merissa is well aware of her reputation as the local eccentric--she knows things before they happen--and she's had a vision that Dalton is in danger. Even though her beliefs clash with Dalton's cowboy logic, she's determined to save the handsome rancher she's secretly loved forever. Visions? It's all ridiculous to Dalton...until things start happening that prove Merissa right. And now Dalton is not the only target--so is Merissa. Can Dalton be bold enough to trust the unknown? Is this Wyoming man ready to love?--Page  of cover.
Pepper has been hopelessly in love with her best friend's brother, Hunter, for, like, ever. Hes the key to everything she's always craved: security, stability, family. But she needs Hunter to notice her as more than just a friend. Even though she's kissed exactly one guy, she has the perfect plan to go from novice to rock star in the bedroom: take a few pointers from someone who knows what he's doing. Her college roommates have the perfect teacher in mind. But bartender Reece is nothing like the player Pepper expects. Yes, he's beyond gorgeous, but he's also dangerous and deep with a troubled past. Soon what started as a lesson in attraction is turning both their worlds upside down, and showing them just what can happen when you go past foreplay and get to what's real.
Features two seasonal romance novellas linked by a "Twelve Days of Christmas" theme.
Ian and Francesca return to reignite the exquisite passions that drew them together, and to finally face the intimate secrets that threatened to separate them forever. The secrets of an inescapable past that was one man?s darkest mystery?a darkness that seduced one woman and forever held her spellbound with forbidden desire. For both of them, the next step is total abandon.
"Brooke and Remy's relationship is tested when he tries to claim back the Underground championship"-- Provided by publisher.
As single father Logan O'Donnell prepares to give his son, Charlie, the best Christmas ever on the shores of Willow Lake, he may be in for a Christmas surprise himself, in the form of sharp-witted and independent Darcy Fitzgerald.
Too bad not all memories are pleasant! Everyone in Whiskey Creek remembers Sophia DeBussi as the town's mean girl. Especially Ted Dixon, whose love she once scorned. But Sophia has paid the price for her youthful transgressions. The man she did marry was rich and powerful but abusive. So when he goes missing, she secretly hopes he'll never come back, until she learns that he died running from an FBI probe of his investment firm.
When Ian Ferguson flees after being falsely accused of trying to assassinate the Duke of Wellington, he finds himself wounded and at the mercy of Lady Sarah Clarke, an impoverished country wife with secrets of her own.
When socialite Genevieve Beaumont faces being disinherited by her father if she does not marry her philandering fiancé, it becomes more and more difficult to resist her attraction to wounded Afghanistan war veteran Dylan Caine.