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What a duke dares / Anna Campbell.
cover imageAfter turning down the Duke of Sedgemoor's marriage proposal, Miss Penelope Thorne runs off to the Continent until, at her dying brother's request, the duke is sent to bring her home.


What I love about you / Rachel Gibson.
cover imageAfter her husband runs off with a younger woman, Natalie Cooper, now a single mother managing a photo store, finds herself drawn to her neighbor, Blake Junger, when his exile in a remote cabin is interrupted by Natalie's daughter.


What a lady most desires / Lecia Cornwall.
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Summer's moon / Lacey Baker.
cover imageOne charming B&B. Six grandchildren. One litter of puppies... te late, great Mary Janet Cantrell hoped that her family would return to their hometown and find comfort, happiness--and maybe even love. But what will it take for her wishes to come true?


Snow on the bayou / Sandra Hill.
cover imageWhen he returns to Terrebone Parrish to see his dying grandmother, injured Navy SEAL Justin "Cage" Le Blanc must face his past--and blues singer Emelie Gaudet, the love of his life, whose heart he broke when he left town.


Sins & needles / Karina Halle.
cover imageEllie Watt is used to starting over. The daughter of a grifting team, Ellie spent her childhood being used as a pawn in her parents' latest scam. Now she's much older, wiser and ready to give her con artist life a rest. But returning to the dry desert town of Palm Valley, Callifornia means one more temptation than she bargained for-Camden McQueen.


The princess and the pea / Victoria Alexander.
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The arrow : a highland guard novel / Monica McCarty.
cover imageThe talents of legendary marksman Gregor "Arrow" MacGregor are crucial now, as Bruce moves to reclaim his Scottish holdings. Gregor is considered the most handsome man in Scotland, and his fame as an archer is rivaled only by his reputation with the lasses as a heartbreaker. But when his infamous face is exposed during a covert mission, Gregor is forced to lie low. He returns home only to find a new battle waiting: a daring game of seduction involving his now very grown-up and very desirable ward, Cate of Lochmaben. A born fighter, Cate was clinging to life when Gregor rescued her after a vicious English raid on her village left her mother dead. But five years later, the once scrappy orphan Gregor took under his protection has become a woman. Brave, strong, and skilled in warfare, Cate is determined to lay claim to the warrior who refuses to be trapped. The heat in his eyes tells her she has his attention...an his desire. But will Gregor allow his heart to surrender before danger finds them, and the truth of Cate's identity is revealed?


Voices from beyond / Simon R. Green.
cover image"Meet the operatives of the Carnacki Institute--JC Chance: the team leader, brave, charming, and almost unbearably arrogant; Melody Chambers: the science geek who keeps the antisupernatural equipment running; and Happy Jack Palmer: the terminally gloomy telepath. Their mission: Do Something About Ghosts. Lay them to rest, send them packing, or just kick their nasty ectoplasmic arses. In a quiet London suburb, four university students participating in an experiment inside a reputed haunted house hold a séance that goes terribly wrong. What--or who--ever they summoned has taken their minds away, leaving them empty shells. Enter the Ghost Finders, ready to confront an enraged poltergeist for the students' very souls. All in a day's work--except the team doesn't know that in another part of the city, a different entity has also breached the threshold between worlds. And this time what is at stake is not four lives--but the very existence of all humanity"--Page [4] of cover.


Return to Glory / Sara Arden.
cover image"In Glory, Kansas, the best bakery in three counties not only brings together ingredients for sweet treats, but is the place where--through the powerful mix of friendship, community and a well-stocked kitchen--a wounded hero can forge a forever kind of love. Back in the hometown he left behind five years ago, Jack McConnell has returned battle-scarred and feeling like half a man. But Betsy Lewis only sees the hero who once saved her life and set her heart on fire. Now she's burning to save him in return. She'll use every trick she's got up her sleeve, from her generous natural assets to her talent for baking, to coax Jack out from the bottom of his whiskey bottle. At first, Jack responds to Betsy like any red-blooded man would. He's always denied his attraction to the innocent girl he used to know, but he's returned to find Betsy's grown into a full-on woman with strength enough for both of them. Until Jack realizes the only way to conquer his demons and be worthy of the hero's mantle she's pinned to his shoulders is to save Betsy one last time--from himself"--Page [4] of cover.


For you I will / Donna Hill.
cover image"After ten years of service as chief of the E.R. at a New York City hospital, Dr. Kai Randall decided to trade her scrubs for a calmer existence in Sag Harbor Village. The only thing that has interrupted her serenity in months is the photo she snapped of a handsome, solitary stranger. The image haunts her. But that's nothing compared to how she feels when she comes face-to-face with the man from her dreams. When Assistant District Attorney Anthony Weston barges into Kai's house frantically looking for his young daughter, he meets one beautiful complication. Anthony's career ambitions caused him to lose his marriage--and now he's on the cusp of a huge promotion. His life is in the city that Kai left behind, but his heart is in the soul-stirring passion they share. Is this just another sizzling summer fling or could this be the beginning of forever?"-- From back cover.


Sweet on you / Laura Drake.
cover imageEx-army medic Katya Smith has always healed other people's pain. Now she has to deal with her own. Taking a job as an athletic trainer on the Pro Bull Riding circuit seems like the perfect escape from her grief--except Katya doesn't know anything about bulls, and even less about the tough men who ride them. She doesn't expect to fall for the sport, or for one tantalizing cowboy who tumbles her defenses. For rodeo champion Cam Cahill, fifteens years of bucking bulls have taken their toll on his body. Before he retires, he wants a final chance at the world title--and he doesn't need some gorgeous new trainer telling him how to do his job. But when her massage therapy begins to repair more than his worn muscles, everything changes. Soon Cam finds himself trying to persuade Katya to forgive her past so she can build a future...with him.


Once more, my darling rogue / Lorraine Heath.
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Scandal to remember / Elizabeth Essex.
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A love to call her own / Marilyn Pappano.
cover imageWhen Jessy Lawrence, whose husband was killed two years earlier in Afghanistan, has a one-night stand with widower Dalton Smith, they are both tempted to take a second chance on love, despite its risks.


Mercy / B. J. Daniels.
cover imageThe hunt for a killer leads to a battle between justice and desire. For U.S. marshal Rourke Kincaid, there's the law--and then there's his law. When the two don't agree, he always trusts his instincts. A killing spree has gripped the Northwest, showing a strange connection that only he sees, and now the old rules of justice no longer apply. Forced to turn rogue, he goes deep undercover to track his mysterious female suspect to a quiet, unassuming cafe in the wild, isolated mountains of Beartooth, Montana. But encountering Callie Westfield complicates his mission in ways he never expected. As suspicious as she seems, her fragile beauty and sexy charm get to Rourke. Then the gory crimes begin anew. With his heart suddenly at war with his instincts, he has only two options. Either turn Callie over to the law, or put everything--including his badge and his life'on the line to protect her.


A promise by daylight / Alison DeLaine.
cover image"In the aftermath of a near-fatal accident, the virile and charming Duke of Winston vowed to reform his ways. But for an infamous rogue, it's easier said than done. Hiring a personal medic, he sets about recovering from his injuries--and avoiding temptation at all costs. Little does Winston know, the one temptation he can't resist might be hiding before his very eyes. Without a friend or farthing in the world, posing as a man is Miss Millicent Germain's only chance to achieve her dream of becoming a physician. But working for the decadent duke is trickier than no-nonsense Millie anticipated--and his touch threatens to awaken her deepest desires. By daylight, the two are at odds...but by night, their attraction may prove undeniable"--Page [4] of cover.


Havoc / Ann Aguirre.
cover imageWhen the prison ship Perdition is taken over by mercenaries with orders to execute the prisoners, Dresdemona "Dred" Devos leads a ragtag army of inmates into a bloody war to make sure the mercenaries do not complete their mission.


Breathe / Kristen Ashley.
cover image"In order to protect a father he does not respect, in Lady Luck, we learned that good cop Chace Keaton went bad, sacrificing his career and his future. But when the local police department's secrets are revealed and the wife he's forced to marry is murdered, Chace finds himself the town of Carnal's hero. Knowing how deep in the mud he was forced to sink, Chace feels he'll never get clean. The quiet, content future he envisioned of the love a good woman with whom he could build a family was now beyond his reach. The only thing he can do is find his wife's murderer. While searching for new leads, he runs into Faye Goodknight, the town's quiet, shy, pretty librarian. Chace has long since had his eye on what could possibly be the town's last remaining virgin but he has also long since given up hope he could make her his. Faye is pure and clean and Chace refuses to dirty her with his sordid past. Pure and clean Faye may be, but when the shy librarian is forced to go head to head with the man who she's had a crush on since he hit her hometown, Chace finds Faye is full of surprises. And he doesn't know what to do with her."--Author's website.


It's in his kiss / Jill Shalvis.
cover image"Becca Thorpe has uprooted her life and escaped to the beach. Now's her chance to get away from city living, throw caution to the ocean winds, and live in the moment. Especially if the moment includes the deliciously sexy surfer she meets shortly after arriving in Lucky Harbor. Something about the dark intensity of Sam's eyes and the thrill she gets at his touch convinces her to stay awhile. Boatbuilder and investment genius Sam Brody is a self-made man who knows how dangerous it can be to mix business and pleasure. But he can't resist offering Becca a job just to hear her laugh and have her near. Yet when her brother comes to town asking for help, will he tempt her back to her glamorous life in the city? Or do Sam and little Lucky Harbor have a chance to win Becca's heart?" -- From publisher's web site.


Evernight / Kristen Callihan.
cover imageWill Thorne is living a nightmare, his sanity slowly being drained away by a force he can't control. His talents have made him the perfect assassin for hire. But as he loses his grip on reality, there is no calming him-until he finds his next target: the mysterious Holly Evernight. Holly cannot fathom who would put a contract on her life, yet the moment she touches Will, the connection between them is elemental, undeniable-and she's the only one who can tame his bouts of madness. But other assassins are coming for Holly. Will must transform from killer to protector and find the man who wants Holly dead . . . or his only chance for redemption will be lost.


 

 

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