New Arrivals - Romance
To keep her out of trouble, Honore Bainbridge is banished to her family's country estate. Yet it is there that she meets Lord Ashmoor, under suspicions because of his American upbringing and accusations that he helped a French prisoner escape from Dartmoor prison. For the sake of her heart, Honore is determined to prove Ashmoor's innocence.
"TV host Miranda Woodruff has built a perfect life for herself onscreen. But everything could fall apart when she falls in love for real"-- Provided by publisher.
"Most girls would kill to spend months traveling around Europe after college graduation with no responsibility, no parents, and no limit credit cards. Kelsey Summers is no exception. She's having the time of her life... or that's what she keeps telling herself. It's a lonely business trying to find out who you are, especially when you're afraid you won't like the you that's found. No amount of drinking or dancing can chase away Kelsey's loneliness, but maybe Jackson Hunt can. After a few chance meetings, he convinces her to take a journey of adventure instead of alcohol. With each new city and experience, Kelsey's mind becomes a little clearer, and her heart a little less hers. Hunt helps her unravel her own dreams and desires, but the more she knows about herself, the more she realizes how little she knows about him"-- Provided by publisher.
When Grace Sheridan returns to Los Angeles to become a working actor, it's a second shot at a life-long dream. With some help from her best friend and agent, that dream could become a reality, but at thirty-three, has Grace missed her chance at the big time? Will an unexpected sizzling romance with the entertainment industry's newest "it" boy shine an uncomfortable spotlight on her life?
"Kate Preston just moved to New York, but she has to get back to Seattle in time for her best friend's wedding. Joe Firretti is moving to Seattle, and has to get there in time or risk losing his new job. But fate's got a sense of humor. Kate goes from rubbing elbows on a plane with a gorgeous but irritating strange (doggone armrest hog) to sharing one travel disaster after another with him on four wheels. Joe thought he had his future figured out, but sometimes fates has to knock you over the head pretty hard before you see what opportunity is standing in front of you...in a really god-awful poufy bridesmaid dress"--P.  of cover.
In the spring of 1822, Ellie Ballantyne leaves finishing school and returns to the family home in Pittsburgh only to find that her parents are away on a long journey and her siblings don't seem to want her to stay. Determined to stand her ground and find her place in the world, Ellie fills her time by opening a day school for young ladies. But when one of her students turns out to be an incorrigible young member of the Tutlock family, Ellie knows she must walk a fine line.
Sadie enjoys her freedom away from home and her mission trips to Peru, but after four years, her Old Order Amish family insists it's time to come home and settle down. Levi, a bachelor who distrusts women after a family heartbreak, also has no desire for romance. To keep their families from meddling in their lives, Sadie and Levi devise a plan -- but soon discover that the walls around their hearts are breaking down. Can they let go of their prejudices, learn to trust each other, and embrace a future together?
Ever since Mary Evensong's elderly aunt Mim got sick, Mary has masqueraded as the owner of the Evensong Agency, finding housemaids and husbands, and solving pesky problems, for the peerage. Someday she'd like to shake off her silvery wig and spectacles and be the young woman she truly is, but desperate clients are waiting for "Mrs. Evensong" at the office. Like a scandalous Scottish baron. Honor forbids Lord Alec Raeburn from explaining the suspicious circumstances surrounding his wife's death, but he knows who is responsible. He just needs to hire an actress to lure the scoundrel into a trap. After listening to Raeburn's story and seeing him in his kilt, Mary knows the perfect person for the role. Letting her red hair down, she heads off to the Scottish Highlands to pose as a seductress, but soon finds herself with more than her virtue at stake in a tug-of-war between two powerful men. She could wind up in danger or in the heart of the highlander.
It is 1845 and New York City is a sprawling warren of gaslit streets and crowded avenues. Edgar Allan Poe?s The Raven is all the rage and the success of which a struggling poet like Frances Osgood can only dream. As a mother trying to support two young children after her husband?s cruel betrayal, Frances jumps at the chance to meet the illustrious Mr. Poe at a small literary gathering, if only to help her fledgling career. Although not a great fan of Poe?s writing, she is nonetheless overwhelmed by his magnetic presence and the surprising revelation that he admires her work. What follows is a flirtation, then a seduction, then an illicit affair. With each clandestine encounter, Frances finds herself falling slowly and inexorably under the spell of her mysterious, complicated lover. But when Edgar?s frail wife Virginia insists on befriending Frances as well, the relationship becomes as dark and twisted as one of Poe?s tales.
When Miss Jane Higgenbothem's sculpture of Lord Blackburn--the man she secretly adores--was revealed, making her a laughingstock, she fled to the country in shame, but now, ten years later, she returns as a chaperone to her niece and encounters Lord Blackburn--a man who is not about to let bygones be bygones
Samantha Evans falls for handsome cowboy Jake Tanner against her better judgment; and Jillian Baron and Aaron Murdock are torn between the demands of a family feud and their own feelings for each other.
Spy hunter Alban Norwood, Viscount Kendale, tries to resist his attraction to French refugee Marielle Lyon, whom he is convinced is a spy, while Marielle is willing to make use of his interest in her to help save her father.
For Callie, Max was a perfect storm of desire, and she reveled in the beautiful power. Then he disappeared, and she crawled home to lick her wounds. Who knew he'd dare to show his face in her town? Max had his reasons for pursuing Callie. And, when she took all he gave and more, even better ones for leaving. But now he's back, this time for real. Only when she's back in his arms can he be sure the damning truth will stay hidden. But the truth has a way of coming out, and Max is out of second chances.
Can Rapunzel trade the shadows of the forest for the king's castle and be the innocent beauty her beloved prince remembers?
"While nursing a broken heart, Josh Michaels is outraged when a neighbor abandons his very pregnant dog, Lucy, at Josh's Colorado home. But Josh can't resist Lucy's soulful brown eyes, and though he's never had a dog before, he's determined to do the best he can for Lucy--and her soon-to-arrive, bound-to-be-adorable puppies. Soon in over his head, Josh calls the local animal shelter for help, and meets Kerri, a beautiful woman with a quick wit and a fierce love for animals. As Kerri teaches Josh how to care for Lucy's tiny puppies and gets them ready to be adopted through the shelter's "Dogs of Christmas" program, Josh surprises himself by falling for her. But he's fallen even harder for his new furry family, which has brought incredible joy into Josh's life."
When police officer Seth Colter sees the delicate, shabbily dressed beauty in line at the soup kitchen where he's serving, he's gut shot over the idea of her being on the streets cold and alone. More baffling is the dark, possessive instinct that tells him she belongs to him. For Lily Weston, home is a secluded nook in a back alley-until Seth offers her a place to stay. She's wary of his offer, but even one night out of the cold is too much temptation to resist. Seth is convinced Lily is his. The problem is, when his brothers lay eyes on her, the same primitive instinct comes roaring to the surface. The Colters never imagined they'd follow the unconventional path of their fathers, but they can't ignore their mutual need to offer Lily their protection-and their love. But before Lily and the brothers can forge a future together, they must heal the deep wounds of her past.
"Alisha Bailey left a life of privilege for the dangerous but thrilling world of search and rescue. Denying the lure of attraction to her teammate is another sacrifice she's made to prove to everyone-- including her family-- that she's more than a pretty face or a business commodity. Since their training days, Devon Leblanc has used the competitive fire between them to hide his fascination with the petite beauty. When a natural disaster forces their rivalry aside, heated passion finally flares between them. Sexual pleasure slowly gives way to a new appreciation for each other's skills-- on the field and in the bedroom. But when unexplained accidents begin happening to the Lifeline team, their newfound unity may be their only hope for survival" -- from publisher's web site.
For Christmas, soft-spoken Lady Jenny Windham craves the freedom to pursue her artistic ambitions, though it will mean scandalizing her ducal parents and abandoning all hope of a family of her own. She confides her plans to successful artist Elijah Harrison when he's commissioned to paint a portrait of her small nephews, because assisting Elijah will bring Jenny that much closer to her heart's desire--won't it? Elijah Harrison finds in his unlikely assistant not only an inspiring muse and unappreciated talent, but also a lovely and passionate woman. If Elijah supports Jenny's career, his own professional interests will suffer, but more significantly, he will lose Jenny forever. Both Jenny and Elijah must choose between true love and a lifelong dream.
A demon's work is never done ... Tristan McIntyre is finally moving up the ladder of demon success. The Prince of Darkness himself has put Tristan in charge of total demonic takeover -- by way of HOT! magazine where Tristan has to bite the proverbial forked tongue working alongside she-devil diva Finola White. His biggest distraction is the last kind a demon of lust like him needs: a mortal woman. Worse, he likes her. Georgia Sullivan clearly wasn't thinking when she signed on to work at HOT! It pays the rent, but now she's surrounded by demons and size 2 models. Plus, she has a huge crush on her insanely handsome boss, Tristan. Not a man to write home about. Yet, she senses that deep down he's a good guy. It's complicated.
"Glory, Glory": For Glory Parsons, "home for the holidays" wasn't exactly the stuff of sing-a-longs and sleigh rides. In fact, she dreaded it. Dreaded having to face the things she'd lost--her brother, a casualty of war; and Jesse Bainbridge, a casualty of her own weakness. She'd never been able to tell Jesse the reason she'd left him abruptly ten years ago, after she'd promised to love him forever. And he certainly didn't seem open to talking about it now. Jesse had too much on his plate to get involved with Glory Parsons. He was the sheriff of Pearl Lake and responsible for his orphaned niece. So why couldn't he stay away from the woman? She drew him, just as she always had. But there would be no kisses under the mistletoe for them until he knew the truth. If he was strong enough to face it.
"While the world slumbers in Shadow, a fatal plague has swept through magekind. No one is immune to its ravages, and now that her father is dead, Cari Dolan must wield the fearful magic of her House to save innocent lives. At the mage Council's bidding, dangerous outsider Mason Stray joins forces with Cari to hunt down the fiend responsible. But can he trust the daughter of wealth and privilege, especially when his own son is at risk? The princess will always welcome to her bed the warrior, even if one must pay the ultimate price" -- from publisher's web site.
"Now, in the enticing conclusion to Tara Sue Me's Submissive Trilogy, the submissive and her dominant explore just how long they can make the pleasure last ... It started with a hidden desire. Millionaire CEO Nathaniel West has always played by his own strict set of rules, ones he expects everyone to follow-especially the women he's dominated in his bedroom. But his newest lover is breaking down all his boundaries and rewriting his rule book. Abby King never imagined that she would capture the heart of Nathaniel West, one of New York City's most eligible bachelors-and its most desirable dominant. What began as a weekend arrangement of pleasure has become a passionate romance with a man who knows every inch of her body and her soul - yet remains an enigmatic lover. Though he is tender and caring, his painful past remains a wall between them. Abby knows the only way to truly earn his trust is to submit to him fully and let go of all of her lingering inhibitions. Because to lead Nathaniel on a path to greater intimacy, she must first let him deeper into her world than anyone has ever gone before ..."-- Provided by publisher.
Lady Mary Darrel should be the envy of London. Instead, all society believes her dead. For Mary holds a secret so dangerous, her father chose to keep her locked away--and have a grave made for her near her mother's. Driven to the edge of desperation, Mary manages to escape the asylum, only to find that her fate yet again rests in the hands of a man.
The night before her wedding, in the middle of the rehearsal dinner, interior decorator Keeley Murdock finds her fiance and her maid of honor in a compromising position. Keeley throws the hissy fit to end all hissy fits and storms out. Now she has to deal not only with a broken engagement but also with "financial blacklist" in a town financially obligated to her ex's family. Rescue comes in the form of the new owner of a local bra plant, who hires Keeley to redo the antebellum mansion he's bought for the woman of his dreams-someone he's never met. Only a designing woman like Keeley can revive her business, give her ex-fiance the comeuppance he deserves...and ride off into the sunset with a man who drives a vintage yellow Cadillac.