New Arrivals - Romance
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.
During the 1879 trial of Standing Bear, Lisa Dupree keeps her Sioux heritage hidden when her aunt is imprisoned by the government, but catches the eye of ambitious district attorney Zach Spencer, who is prosecuting the case against Standing Bear.
Tessa Galloway, the gardener at Barefoot Bay's new resort, begins an complicated romance with John Brown, who is in the witness protection program and needs a job and a wife in order to be reunited with his twin toddlers.
"Twenty years ago Maximus Batten witnessed the brutal murders of his parents. Now the autocratic Duke of Wakefield, he spends his days ruling Parliament. But by night, disguised as the Ghost of St. Giles, he prowls the grim alleys of St. Giles, ever on the hunt for the murderer. One night he finds a fiery woman who meets him toe-to-toe-and wont back down ... Artemis Greaves toils as a ladys companion, but hiding beneath the plain brown serge of her dress is the heart of a huntress. When the Ghost of St. Giles rescues her from footpads, she recognizes a kindred spirit-and is intrigued. Shes even more intrigued when she realizes "who" exactly the notorious Ghost is by day... Artemis makes a bold move: she demands that Maximus use his influence to free her imprisoned brother-or she will expose him as the Ghost. But blackmailing a powerful duke isnt without risks. Now that she has the tiger by the tail, can she withstand his ire-or the temptation of his embrace? "--P. 4 of cover.
Annie's life is deliciously full as the Christmas season approaches. She helps her husband, Samuel, attend to the community's minor medical needs. She occasionally assists Belinda, the local midwife, and most days, she finds herself delivering the buggy to her brother Adam. Annie's sister-in-law Leah is due to deliver their first child before Christmas morning, and Annie is determined to finish a crib quilt before the "boppli" arrives. With six weeks to go, she should have no problem, but God may have a different plan. Leah is rushed to the English hospital when the infant arrives early, and Annie discovers the Christmas quilt may hold a far greater significance than she ever imagined.
Passion overtime. Kyra Dixon is assigned to recruit professional football player Terrance Franklin to be Hollington's new coach. Trouble is, Kyra and Terrance were engaged a long time ago, until he left her to pursue his dream of becoming a professional football star.
"Monica Appleby is a woman with a reputation. Once she was America?s teenage 'wild Child,' with her own reality TV show. Now she?s a successful author coming home to Bishop, Arkansas, to pen the juicy follow-up to her tell-all autobiography. Problem is, the hottest man in town wants her gone. Mayor Jackson Davies is trying to convince a cookie giant to move its headquarters to his crumbling community, and Monica?s presence is just too unwholesome for business. But the desire in his eyes sends a very different message: Stay, at least for a while. Jackson needs this cookie deal to go through. His town is dying and this may be its last shot. Monica is a distraction proving too sweet, too inviting?and completely beyond his control. With every kiss he can taste her loneliness, her regrets, and her longing. Soon their uncontrollable attraction is causing all kinds of drama. But when two lost hearts take a surprise detour onto the bumpy road of unexpected love, it can only lead someplace wonderful"--From publisher description.
In 1927, as the Mississippi River threatens to burst its banks and engulf all in its path, two federal revenue agents investigate the disappearance of two fellow agents on the trail of a local bootlegger.
For Cora Kensington, the Grand Tour was to be the trip of a lifetime. She discovered the family she never knew she had and may have even found the love she longs for in Will.
Homeless Roxy wanders the streets of New York, where she is recruited and trained by the head of a high-priced escort service before taking in her long-lost sister in the hopes of reuniting her with their family.
"In Hopeless, Sky left no secret unearthed, no feeling unshared and no memory forgotten, but Holder's past remains a mystery. He is haunted by the little girl he let walk away from him and he has spent his entire life searching for her. He had hoped that he would finally gain closure and be able to rid himself of his guilt the moment they were reconnected. But he could not have anticipated that the exact opposite would occur and even more guilt and regret would be thrust upon him. Sometimes in life, if we wish to move forward we must first dig deep into our past and make amends with it. In Losing Hope, readers will learn what was going on inside Holder's head during all those moments that left him feeling hopeless and see whether he can perhaps gain the peace he desperately needs"-- Provided by publisher.
Fionna Finnegan has always dreamed of opening a shop with her longtime love, Joe Bristow, but when a dark and brutal man takes away everything she holds dear, her dreams are shattered and she is forced to flee London for New York, where she hopes to begin a new life.
"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?
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.
"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.