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New Arrivals - Romance
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?
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.
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 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.
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.
Gifted with the ability to see the future, Lady Olympia Wherlocke teams up with Lord Brant Mallam to save his sister from an arranged marriage orchestrated by his cold, calculating mother until their clever plan works a little too perfectly, revealing the sins of their pasts.