New Arrivals - Romance
When Karl Norwood's mail order bride is killed on her way to meet him, Hetty Wentworth takes her place, pretending to be the dead woman, but when Karl discovers her deception, she risks losing the man she has come to love.
Detective Nick Barone would rather do almost anything than teach petite socialite Allison McClare jiu-jitsu, but it seems he has little choice in the matter. Sparks fly every time the two meet until a grudging friendship develops into something deeper. But when Nick suddenly leaves town, Allison realizes he's a fraud just like all the rest of the men she's cared for. Does she dare love again?
Gillyanne Murray decides the time has come to visit the dower lands gifted to her by her father's kinsmen. She arrives to find the small keep surrounded by three lairds, each one vying for her hand...and property. Though resolved to refuse them all, the threat of battle on her threshold forces her to boldly choose a suitor: Sir Connor MacEnroy, a handsome, daring knight of few words.
"Everything's coming together for budding fashion designer Carolina Preston. Only months away from having her own line, she could use some publicity. That's when her brother suggests his best friend as a model, hockey player Drew Hogan. Carolina and Drew already have a history, a hot one, back in college. Unforgettable for Carolina, but for Drew, just another slap shot. This time, though, its different. His perfect body would be for professional use only. This time, she could use him. Drew is all for it. He's looking forward to the exposure. Plus, it would give him a chance to prove to Carolina that he's changed. If only he could thaw her emotions, convince her to let down her guard and let him in just one more time"--From publisher description.
Claire Byrne is a 34-year-old Manhattanite and the wife of a famous, slightly older man. Her husband, Charlie, is a renowned sexologist and writer who is unfaithful and does little to hide his affairs. Claire's life with Charlie is an always interesting if not deeply devoted one, until Charlie is struck dead one day on the sidewalk. As she grieves for Charlie and searches for herself, she realizes that she has an opportunity to find something bigger than she had before, and possibly even love.
Presents the stories of two sets of friends who unexpectedly become something more to each other.
"Melanie is only going through the motions of living since refusing Jack's marriage proposal. She misses him desperately, but her broken heart is the least of her problems. Despite an insistence that she can raise their child alone, Melanie is completely unprepared for motherhood, and she struggles to complete renovations on her house on Tradd Street before the baby arrives. When Melanie is roused one night by the sound of a ghostly infant crying, she chooses to ignore it. She simply does not have the energy to deal with one more crisis. That is, until the remains of a newborn buried in an old christening gown are found hidden in the foundation of her house. As the hauntings on Tradd Street slowly become more violent, Melanie decides to find out what caused the baby's untimely death, uncovering the love, loss, and betrayal that color the house's history--and threaten her claim of ownership. But can she seek Jack's help without risking her heart? For in revealing the secrets of the past, Melanie also awakens the malevolent presence that has tried to keep the truth hidden for decades"-- Provided by publisher.
Near the end of WWI, Stella marries John, an army captain with a shoulder wound and battle fatigue, whom she has spent two months nursing back to health. The joy of a whirlwind romance and wedding soon ends when John is shipped back to the battlefield and killed. Now John's wealthy family wants to meet the common girl who tricked their beloved son into marrying her.
Nothing sticks to "Crazy" Tim Maloney, until he falls hard for a tall Creole beauty with a haunted past and a penchant for reckless flying. Lola LaRue never thought she'd be susceptible to a man's desire, but even with Tim igniting her deepest passions, it may be too late now...With the nation under an imminent threat of biological warfare, Tim and Lola are the only ones who can stop the madness--and to do that, they're going to have to trust each other way beyond their limits...
Falliing for a handsome stranger on the very morning they meet is hardly what recently divorced Abby Miller planned for her return to Seaview Key. For ex-soldier Seth Landry, Seaview Key seems like the perfect place to heal a broken heart...eventually. And when he rescues a beautiful woman on the beach, his nightmares about the past are eclipsed by daydreams about the future
The way to a man's heart: Meghan O'Day and Grey Carlyle couldn't be more different. He's a sophisticated professor of literature; she's a waitress with a high-school education and a love of the classics. He returns time and again to the diner where she works, and it's not just for the coffee and pie! Or even for the conversation. No, it has everything to do with her smile, her sincerity, and her ability to find the way to a man's heart.
"Two million dollars secured Noah Crawford the most enticing woman he has ever known. Initiating Delaine Talbot into a sensuous world of pleasure took them both to the brink--again and again. But when Noah discovers why the beautiful innocent sold her body to the highest bidder, he's faced with the hardest thing he ever had to do: Set her free. Lanie can't believe Noah would let her go. Doesn't he know they share a bond deeper than sex--a connection too powerful to sever? Not even a treacherous enemy out to destroy Noah or the dark secret haunting the multimillionaire can keep them apart. But first Lanie has to show him that he belongs to her, even if it means risking everything for a love that can never be bought or sold"-- Provided by publisher
While staying with her brother in St. Dennis, Maryland, to figure things out, Sophie Enright impulsively buys a boarded-up building to open a restaurant, which pits her against landscaper Jason Bowers, who also wants the property
"Le divorce meets The elegance of the hedgehog in this hilariously entertaining mega-bestseller from France. When her chronically unemployed husband runs off to start a crocodile farm in Kenya with his mistress, Josephine Cortes is left in an unhappy state of affairs. The mother of two, confident, beautiful teenage Hortense and shy, babyish Zoe, is forced to maintain a stable family life while making ends meet on her meager salary as a medieval history scholar. Meanwhile, Josephine's charismatic sister Iris seems to have it all -- a wealthy husband, gorgeous looks, and a tres chic Paris address -- but she dreams of bringing meaning back into her life. When Iris charms a famous publisher into offering her a lucrative deal for a twelfth-century romance, she offers her sister a deal of her own: Josephine will write the novel and pocket all the proceeds, but the book will be published under Iris's name. All is well -- that is, until the book becomes the literary sensation of the season"-- Publisher.
"Camryn Bennett has never been happier. Five months after meeting on a Greyhound bus, she and her soul mate Andrew Parrish are engaged-and a wedding isn't the only special event in their future. Nervous but excited, Camryn can't wait to begin the rest of her life with Andrew, a man she knows in her heart will love her always. They have so much to look forward to-until tragedy blindsides them. Andrew doesn't understand how this could happen to them. He's trying to move on, and thought Camryn was doing the same. But when Andrew discovers Camryn is secretly harboring a mountain of pain and attempting to numb it in damaging ways, there is nothing he won't do to bring her back to life. Determined to prove that their love can survive anything, Andrew decides to take Camryn on a new journey filled with hope and passion. If only he can convince her to come along for the ride... "--Back cover.
After graduating from Yale, William Baker, scion of an old line patrician family, goes to work in presidential politics. But when the campaign into which he's poured his heart ends in disappointment, he decides to leave New York behind, along with the devoted, ambitious and well-connected woman he's been in love with for the last four years. Will expects nothing more than a year off in Oxford before resuming the comfortable life he's always known but he's soon caught up in a whirlwind of unexpected friendships and romantic entanglements that threaten his safe plans.
When she arrives on Clarice Barton's Ravenna, Texas, ranch armed with a bundle of letters in a boot box, Emily Cooper is met with resentment from Clarice's grandson, Greg Adams, who believes that she is an imposter trying to take advantage of his grandmother.
When a series of break-ins force veterinarian Emma Burnett to seek help, she turns to Luke McCormack, the first man to spark her interest in years, and his faithful police dog companion.
When Elizabeth Harding arrives in Cheyenne, Wyoming, to establish her medical practice, she soon discovers the town and its older doctor may not welcome a new physician. Even more frustrating, the handsome young attorney next door may not be ready for the idea of a woman doctor.
When the master of Rosemere School returns to protect his birthright, putting Patience Creighton's job as headmistress in jeopardy, Patience must seek God's plans for her future--especially when the master's past is brought to light.
"One night, George Duncan - decent man, a good man - is woken by a noise in his garden. Impossibly, a great white crane has tumbled to earth, shot through its wing by an arrow. Unexpectedly moved, George helps the bird, and from the moment he watches it fly off, his life is transformed. The next day, a kind but enigmatic woman walks into George's shop. Suddenly a new world opens up for George, and one night she starts to tell him the most extraordinary story. Wise, romantic, magical and funny, The Crane Wife is a hymn to the creative imagination and a celebration of the disruptive and redemptive power of love"-- Provided by publisher.
"Sexy cowboy-scholar Jericho Chance always knows exactly what he wants and how to get it. And after sauntering back home to Cupid, he's shocked to discover that he wants Zoe McCleary. After years from home, he takes one new look at his bubbly best friend, with her lightning smarts and luscious body, and it hits him like a bolt: she's his somebody to love and he's not leaving town again without her. Settling down always seemed like a time waster to Zoe, a man magnet with a trail of broken hearts behind her. She's not meant to settle down--but how can she resist someone as persuasive as Jericho? There's no way they can ignore the explosive chemistry seething between them . . . even if it means risking their friendship..."--P. 4 of cover.
Nathan died in the summer before his final year in high school, leaving behind a mother who was devoted to him and a girlfriend he loved. His mother and his girlfriend, Emma, are still alive; Nathan is not. But he wakes in his room--or in the shrine his mother?s made of his room--confused, cold, and unable to interact with anyone or anything he sees. The only clear memory he has is a dream of a shining city, and its glorious queen, but the dream fades, until he once again meets Emma by the side of his own grave. Nathan wants life. He wants Emma. He wants warmth, sensation, a sleep that doesn?t leave him confused and aching. But the cost, to Emma, will be incalculably high, because Emma just might be able to give him what he wants
"Who knows the ins and outs of romance better than a Harlequin editor? A surprising and exhilarating look into Patience Bloom's unexpected real-life love story. At some point, we've all wished romance could be more like fiction. Patience Bloom certainly did, many times over. As a teen she fell in love with Harlequin novels and imagined her life would turn out just like the heroines' on the page: That shy guy she had a crush on wouldn't just take her out-he'd sweep her off her feet with witty banter, quiet charm, and a secret life as a rock star. Not exactly her reality, but Bloom kept reading books that fed her reveries. Years later she moved to New York and found her dream job, editing romances for Harlequin. Every day, her romantic fantasies came true-on paper. Bloom became an expert when it came to fictional love stories, editing amazing books and learning everything she could about the romance business. But her dating life remained uninspired. She nearly gave up on love. Then one day a real-life chance at romance made her wonder if what she'd been writing and editing all those years might be true. A Facebook message from a high school friend, Sam, sparked a relationship with more promise than she'd had in years. But Sam lived thousands of miles away-they hadn't seen each other in more than twenty years. Was it worth the risk? Finally, Bloom learned: Love and romance can conquer all"-- Provided by publisher.