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The crown of gilded bones / #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout.

Poppy never dreamed she would find the love she's found with Prince Casteel. She wants to revel in her happiness but first they must free his brother and find hers. It's a dangerous mission and one with far-reaching consequences neither dreamed of. Because Poppy is the Chosen, the Blessed. The true ruler of Atlantia. She carries the blood of the King of Gods within her. By right the crown and the kingdom are hers. Poppy has only ever wanted to control her own life, not the lives of others, but now she must choose to either forsake her birthright or seize the gilded crown and become the Queen of Flesh and Fire. But as the kingdoms' dark sins and blood-drenched secrets finally unravel, a long-forgotten power rises to pose a genuine threat. And they will stop at nothing to ensure that the crown never sits upon Poppy's head. But the greatest threat to them and to Atlantia is what awaits in the far west, where the Queen of Blood and Ash has her own plans, ones she has waited hundreds of years to carry out. Poppy and Casteel must consider the impossibletravel to the Lands of the Gods and wake the King himself. And as shocking secrets and the harshest betrayals come to light, and enemies emerge to threaten everything Poppy and Casteel have fought for, they will discover just how far they are willing to go for their peopleand each other.


Men are frogs / Saranna DeWylde.

Wedding planner Zuri Davis is happy to be offered a job with Fairy Godmothers, Inc., and trade the excitement of Chicago for the small-town charm of Ever After, Missouri. Falling for one of her grooms destroyed her career-- and proved to her that all men are indeed frogs. When she meets B&B owner Phillip Charming, who definitely lives up to his name, even she is tempted to test that theory. Three hundred years as a frog by day and himself by night, is enough to test any man's patience, even if Phillip knows he deserved Petunia's curse. And stubborn, proud Zuri is a woman he'd like to promise his heart and everything else to-- if only he weren't a sometimes-frog. Can he hope for True Love's Kiss from a woman whose trust has been so thoroughly broken? -- adapted from back cover


Sweet bliss / Jennifer Bardsley.

Left raising his newly orphaned nephew after a tragic accident, Aaron Baxter fears he's not cut out to be a single dad. But to give baby Jack the life he deserves--and to find a peaceful refuge for himself--Aaron moves to the idyllic Pacific Northwest town of Harper Landing. Julia Harper, descendant of the town's founder and successful frozen yogurt shop owner, is mostly resigned to her role as the often-overlooked girl next door. But when the town newcomer, Aaron, reaches out for help with Jack, she finds herself yearning to take part in a sweet love story of her own. To Aaron, the grace Julia extends is a balm for his aching heart and the guilt he feels over his sister's death. To Julia, Aaron's adoration is the key to finally realizing her own worth. With a baby in the middle, can these two hurting souls find completeness in each other?--


Incense and sensibility : a novel / Sonali Dev.

Incense and sensibility : a novel / Sonali Dev.
Yash Raje, California's first Indian-American gubernatorial candidate, has always known exactly what he wants--and how to use his privileged background to get it. He attributes his success to a simple mantra: control your feelings and you can control the world. But when a hate crime at a rally critically injures his friend, Yash's easy life suddenly feels like a lie, his control an illusion. When he tries to get back on the campaign trail, he blacks out with panic. Desperate to keep Yash's condition from leaking to the media, his family turns to the one person they trust--his sister's best friend, India Dashwood, California's foremost stress management coach ... Yash has spent a lifetime repressing everything to succeed, including their one magical night ten years ago--a too brief, too bright passion that if rekindled threatens to destroy the dream he's willingly shouldered for his family and community ... until now--


The matchmaker bride / New York Times bestselling author Ginny Baird.

Successful Boston matchmaker and television personality Meredith Galane's reputation is on the line. During a guest appearance on a morning talk show, she's broadsided by questions about her own romantic attachments, just as she's trying to secure a syndication deal. Afraid to admit her love life is a total disaster, Meredith blurts out that she's seriously involved with a very special man--a boatbuilder in Maine. She never expects a small slip to get spun into a story about her supposed engagement. Or that the paparazzi will track the guy down...Derrick Albright is laid-back about many things. Being hounded by the press about some imaginary engagement to a woman he's only met once--and couldn't stand--isn't one of them. Then Meredith actually shows up at his cabin in Blue Hill, Maine, with an apology, a pot roast, and a proposal--play along until she secures her TV deal, and she'll help him win back his ex. It's a simple plan, but if they have a chance of pulling it off, they'll have to survive each other first... --page [4] of cover


What if you & me / Roni Loren.

Andi Lockley narrowly escaped a dangerous man years ago, and every relationship since has been colored with that lingering fear. Now she's channeling everything into her career as a horror novelist and true crime podcaster, and her next book may be the breakthrough she needs. Her neighbor, former firefighter, Hill Dawson can't sleep. After losing part of his leg in a rescue gone wrong, he needs to figure out what he's supposed to do with his life. He can't let himself get distracted by the pretty redhead next door. But when someone breaks into Andi's place, Hill rushes in to play the hero. What starts out as a neighborly exchange could turn into a chance for so much more-- if Andi can learn to put aside her fear and trust in herself, and love, again. -- adapted from back cover


David and Ameena / Ami Rao.

David and Ameena /  Ami Rao.
Modern-day New York, a subway train. David, an American-Jewish jazz musician, torn between his dreams and his parents' expectations, sees a woman across the carriage. Ameena, a British-Pakistani artist who left Manchester to escape the pressure from her conservative family, sees David. When a moment of sublime beauty occurs unexpectedly, the two connect, moved by their shared experience. From this flows a love that it appears will triumph above all. But as David and Ameena navigate their relationship, their ambitions and the city they love, they discover the external world is not so easy to keep at bay.--Publisher.


Count the ways : a novel / Joyce Maynard.

Count the ways : a novel / Joyce Maynard.
After falling in love in the last years of the 1970s, Eleanor and Cam are now raising three children on a New Hampshire farm: summer softball games, Labor Day cookouts, snow days and skating on the pond. When a tragic accident permanently injures the youngest child, Eleanor blames Cam. Her inability to forgive him leads to a devastating betrayal and the end of their marriage. Over the decades that follow, the members of this family and the many others who make up their world make surprising discoveries and decisions that occasionally bring them together, and often tear them apart. -- adapted from jacket


Forever my own / Tracie Peterson.

Forever my own /  Tracie Peterson.
1871, Duluth Minnesota. Kirstin Hallberg came to care for her elderly grandmother Lena Segerson only to discover Lena very full of life and full of secrets. When Kirstin opens their front door one day, she finds the brother she long thought dead on the other side. Domar begs his sister to say nothing to their parents, viewing their grief as payment for falsely accusing him of bad behavior years prior and driving him from their Swedish village. When Domar's friend Ilian is hurt in an accident, Kirstin and her grandmother volunteer to care for him. Ilian can now never return to logging. As he recovers, a natural attraction starts between Ilian and Kirstin. Can love ever thrive, and the past be forgiven? -- adapted from back cover and Goodreads info


A man with a past / Mary Connealy.

A man with a past /  Mary Connealy.
Falcon Hunt traveled west, compelled to start a new life by a surprise telegram that promised him an inheritances and a family in Wyoming. But shortly after arriving, he wakes in a river, completely unaware of who or where he is. As he tries to regain his memory, he meets two men who claim to be his half brothers and the prettiest woman in the area Cheyenne Brewster. Only trouble is, a few flashes of memory make Falcon wonder if he's already married. Falcon immediately draws Cheyenne's ire as he so closely resembles her no-good stepfather who swindled her out of inheriting her mother's property. But despite her resentments, she has to admit these newcomers' presence has some appeal, especially after Falcon steals a kiss. When shootings start happening on the ranch, it's clear someone is gunning for the Hunt brothers. Falcon and Cheyenne set out to find who is behind the attacks, but it'll take all their savvy and skill to deal with their enemies and the potentially forbidden love growing between them.


The paper palace / Miranda Cowley Heller.

The paper palace /  Miranda Cowley Heller.
Over the next twenty-four hours, Elle, a fifty-year-old happily married mother of three, will have to decide between her beloved husband, Peter, and the life she always imagined with her childhood love, Jonas.


An unexpected Amish courtship / Rachel J. Good.

An unexpected Amish courtship /  Rachel J. Good.
The luscious scent of fresh-picked peaches and summer apples... the warming promise of grilled corn, sweet and savory baked goods... and love. In Rachel J. Good's uplifting Amish romance series, blessed hearts come together in a bustling Pennsylvania community and farmer's market... Jilted by her first love, Sovilla Mast fled her hometown to live in Pennsylvania with an aunt she's never met. Only after she arrives does she realize that the cantankerous woman has left the faith and alienated everyone around her. To take her mind off her sadness, Sovilla turns to baking homemade pet food and treats to sell at the Valley Green Farmer's Market. It's there she meets dog breeder Isaac Lantz... Shy and kind-hearted, Isaac breeds Labrador retrievers and works as a puppy raiser for assistance dogs. When he and Sovilla bond at the market, he is immediately drawn to her. And when he tells her he needs a new puppy raiser, Sovilla jumps at the chance. But as their friendship deepens, Isaac can't help but notice that Sovilla keeps herself at a safe distance. Gaining a puppy's trust and affection has been easy for Isaac, yet he has no idea how to win the heart of the woman he's fallen in love with--until Sovilla needs advice in dealing with her aunt. Soon, Isaac is putting his lessons from man's best friend, and his faith, to work for the good of all involved...--


Forever my own / Tracie Peterson.

Forever my own /  Tracie Peterson.
1871, Duluth Minnesota. Kirstin Hallberg came to care for her elderly grandmother Lena Segerson only to discover Lena very full of life and full of secrets. When Kirstin opens their front door one day, she finds the brother she long thought dead on the other side. Domar begs his sister to say nothing to their parents, viewing their grief as payment for falsely accusing him of bad behavior years prior and driving him from their Swedish village. When Domar's friend Ilian is hurt in an accident, Kirstin and her grandmother volunteer to care for him. Ilian can now never return to logging. As he recovers, a natural attraction starts between Ilian and Kirstin. Can love ever thrive, and the past be forgiven? -- adapted from back cover and Goodreads info


Devil in disguise : the Ravenels meet the Wallflowers / Lisa Kleypas.

Devil in disguise : the Ravenels meet the Wallflowers / Lisa Kleypas.
A strong-willed young widow who is running her late husband's shipping company, Lady Merritt Sterling knows London society is dying to catch her in a scandal. She meets Keir MacRae, a rough-and-rugged Scottish whisky distiller, and their attraction is powerful, raw and irresistible. Keir doesn't know why someone wants him dead until fate reveals his secret connection to one of England's most powerful families. Now the only one he trusts is Merrill. And as danger draws closer, she will do whatever it takes to save the man she loves-- even knowing he might be the devil in disguise. -- adapted from jacket


A place like home / Rosamunde Pilcher ; [introduction by Lucinda Riley].

A place like home /  Rosamunde Pilcher ; [introduction by Lucinda Riley].
A collection of Rosamunde Pilcher's most enduring short stories, never before published in book form. The collection contains fifteen stories, which range from The Holiday, in which a wife surprises her husband of twenty-five years with a holiday full of Mediterranean sunshine, red rocks and blue seas in an effort to rekindle the romance they had before children; The Eye of Love which takes the reader to a village by the sea where old flames meet again; and A Place Like Home, where a lonely young woman goes to recuperate in a Scottish countryside after a brief illness.


Sweet talking rancher / Kate Pearce.

Sweet talking rancher /  Kate Pearce.
Everyone in rancher Danny Miller's life wants to know how he feels about his teenage flame returning to Morgan Valley. Danny wishes he knew. After the disastrous ending of their relationship, and Faith's choice to leave town all those years ago, Danny's rebuilt his life without her. But he's about to have a very practical reason for needing her in it again--despite the very impractical desire she inspires once he lays eyes on her... Faith McDonald hadn't planned on returning home, but with her dad retiring, her help is needed at the family veterinary practice. She's hoping that by now, folks have forgotten what happened between her and Danny--even if the two of them never can. With a mystery infection decimating the Miller cattle, she and Danny soon find themselves on the same side for the first time in forever. There was a lot of trouble in their past, but the good parts never really flamed out, including their intense attraction. And their shared determination to cure the cattle might just lead them to a healing of their own--and a whole new all-grown-up future...


The rules of arrangement : a novel / Anisha Bhatia.

The rules of arrangement : a novel / Anisha Bhatia.
Zoya Sahni has a great education, a fulfilling job and a loving family (for the most part). But she is not the perfect Indian girl. She's overweight, spunky and dark-skinned in a world that prizes the slim, obedient and fair. At 26 she is hurtling toward her expiration date in Mumbai's arranged marriage super-mart, but when her auntie's matchmaking radar hones in on the Holy Grail of suitors--just as Zoya gets a dream job offer in New York City--the girl who once accepted her path as almost option-less must now make a choice of a lifetime.--Provided by publisher.


Heartbreak for hire : a novel / Sonia Hartl.

Heartbreak for hire : a novel / Sonia Hartl.
Brinkley Saunders has a secret. To everyone in the academic world she left behind, she lost it all when she dropped out of grad school. Once a rising star following in her mother's footsteps, she's now an administrative assistant at an insurance agency-or so they think. In reality, Brinkley works at Heartbreak for Hire, a secret service that specializes in revenge for jilted lovers, frenemies, and long-suffering coworkers with a little cash to spare and a man who needs to be taken down a notch. It might not be as prestigious as academia, but it helps Brinkley save for her dream of opening an art gallery and lets her exorcise a few demons, all while helping to empower women. But when her boss announces she's hiring male heartbreakers for the first time, Brinkley's no longer so sure she's doing the right thing-especially when her new coworker turns out to be a target she was paid to take down. Though Mark spends his days struggling up the academic ladder, he seems to be the opposite of a backstabbing adjunct: a nerd at heart in criminally sexy sweater vests who's attentive both in and out of the bedroom. But as Brinkley finds it increasingly more difficult to focus on anything but Mark, she soon realizes that like herself, people aren't always who they appear to be--


This time around / Denise Hunter, Melissa Ferguson, Kathleen Fuller.

This time around /  Denise Hunter, Melissa Ferguson, Kathleen Fuller.
In A Summer Detour by Denise Hunter, you'll meet free-spirited Allie Adams, who undertakes a road trip to deliver her grandparents' newly restored '57 Chevy in time for their fiftieth anniversary party...along with Luke Fletcher, the former boy-next-door who callously crushed her heart. Pining for You by Melissa Ferguson invites you to a cozy Virginia mountain town where Christmas tree farm owner Theo Watkins III has the opportunity to drop everything for one weekend to play farmer and potentially win back the heart of his childhood best friend, Skye Fuller. Only problem? He's the kind of man who drives a Tesla, not a tractor. Last but not least, He Loves Me; He Loves Me Not by Kathleen Fuller will transport you to a small town in Arkansas where thirty-five-year-old Sophie Morgan has spent years making her flower shop a success. But when this workaholic decides she's ready to make time for dating again, she finds herself with two handsome men vying for her attention.


Once a laird / Mary Jo Putney.

Once a laird /  Mary Jo Putney.
After the death of his fianče, Kai Ramsey left Scotland to roam distant lands, even escaping certain death after being imprisoned as a spy during the Napoleonic War. Signy Matheson has dedicated her life to the people of Scotland's remote Thorsay Islands, and is a faithful ally to the aging laird. But now their leader is near death, and Signy must summon his successor at once. It is time for Kai Ramsey to come home. Signy has blossomed into an alluring beauty, and a force to be reckoned with. But their complicated past interferes with their unspoken desire as they work together for their people. -- adapted from jacket


Devil in disguise / Lisa Kleypas.

Devil in disguise /  Lisa Kleypas.
A strong-willed young widow who is running her late husband's shipping company, Lady Merritt Sterling knows London society is dying to catch her in a scandal. She meets Keir MacRae, a rough-and-rugged Scottish whisky distiller, and their attraction is powerful, raw and irresistible. Keir doesn't know why someone wants him dead until fate reveals his secret connection to one of England's most powerful families. Now the only one he trusts is Merrill. And as danger draws closer, she will do whatever it takes to save the man she loves-- even knowing he might be the devil in disguise. -- adapted from jacket


Open your heart / Cheris Hodges.

Open your heart /  Cheris Hodges.
For fashion boutique owner Yolanda Richardson, coming home is a matter of life and death. Witness to a brutal crime, she's terrified to put her family's B&B in the crosshairs after she starts receiving death threats. Her only refuge is the protection of her reserved hired bodyguard, Charles Morris. But Charles is anything but safe. His icy cool-under-fire--and hidden intensity--is too explosive for Yolanda to resist...Love always equals loss--Charles knows that hard equation all too well. Controlling his emotions keeps his clients from harm--and his heart safe. Yolanda's beauty and headstrong spirit have him wanting her in all kinds of ways. But for her own protection, he has to do his best to keep her at arm's length. Until unexpected danger and lethal misunderstandings put their survival--and any chance at a future together--on the knife-edge..


Radar girls / Sara Ackerman.

In the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, Daisy Wilder enlists in a top secret program, replacing male soldiers in a war zone for the first time. Under fear of imminent invasion, the Women's Air Raid Defense (WARD) guides pilots into blacked-out airstrips and track unidentified planes across Pacific skies. Not everyone thinks the women are up to the job, and the new recruits meet resistance and heartache along the way. Determined to prove herself worthy-- and with the man she's falling for out on the front lines-- she cannot fail. She'll need her new team when the stakes are highest. -- adapted from back cover


Only for you / Barb Curtis.

Only for you /  Barb Curtis.
Tim Fraser knows only one way to stop the gossip about his love life-a new girlfriend. The problem is, he's done with romance forever. A fake relationship with his friend and Sapphire Spring's sweetest baker, Emily Holland, seems the perfect solution...Emily has secretly lusted after Tim for years, but pretending her feelings are all for show never factored into her fantasy. Still, her decades-long crush makes it impossible to say no to Tim's proposal--


Second chance at Sunflower ranch / Carolyn Brown.

Second chance at Sunflower ranch /  Carolyn Brown.
Retired combat medic Jesse Ryan hasnt been home much since he enlisted twenty years ago. Now hes headed back to Texas to help take care of his aging foster parents and run Sunflower ranch. But when he gets there, he finds his parents live-in nurse is Addison Hall, his high school best friend and the woman he always regretted leaving behind after their one steamy night together before he shipped out. Hes not at all surprised that their chemistry is still sparking, but Jesse is shocked to learn Addy gave birth to a little girl about nine months after he lefthis little girl. Addy has her hands full as a single mom of a nineteen-year-old daughter who suddenly wants to rebel at everything. The last thing she needs is Jesse Ryan complicating her life even further, especially since shes always had a crush on the handsome cowboy. But the more time she spends with Jesse, the more she wonders what might happen if they finally let their friendship blossom into something more and became the family shed always hoped for.


When a duke loves a governess / Olivia Drake.

When a duke loves a governess /  Olivia Drake.
Tessa James has worked and planned tirelessly to open her own millinery shop. All she needs now is a loan from the lord who sired and abandoned her. The only problem is, she doesn't even know his name. What's a woman to do to find him but enter the aristocratic world by becoming a governess? Guy Whitby, the new Duke of Carlin, has returned to London after years abroad to discover that his young daughter Sophy has become a wild-child known for scaring away every governess who's crossed his doorstep. When Tessa James applies for the job, he hires her in desperation despite his misgivings that she's too bold and beautiful-and that she might be fibbing about her qualifications.


Last guard / Nalini Singh.

Last guard /  Nalini Singh.
Termed merciless by some, and a robotic sociopath by others, Payal Rao is the perfect Psy: cardinal telekinetic, CEO of a major conglomerate, beautifuland emotionless. For Canto Mercant, family and loyalty are everything. A cardinal telepath deemed imperfect by his race due to a spinal injury, Canto cares for the opinions of very fewand ruthlessly protects those he claims as his own. Head of intel of the influential Mercant family, he prefers to remain a shadow in the Net, unknown and unseen. But Canto is also an Anchor, part of a secretive designation whose task it is to stabilize the PsyNet. Now that critical psychic network is dying, threatening to collapse and kill the entire Psy race with it. To save those he loves, Canto needs the help of a woman bound to him by a dark past neither has been able to forget. A woman who is the most powerful Anchor of them all: Payal Rao. Neither is ready for the violent inferno about to ignite in the PsyNet&or the passionate madness that threatens to destroy them both.


The rehearsals / Annette Christie.

The rehearsals /  Annette Christie.
Megan Givens and Tom Prescott are heading into what is supposed to be their magical wedding weekend on beautiful San Juan Island. With two difficult families, ten years of history, and all too many secrets, things quickly go wrong. After a disastrous rehearsal dinner they vow to call the whole thing off-- only to wake up the next morning stuck together in a time loop. They seem destined to relive the worst day of their lives, over and over-- and what will happen if their wedding day does arrive? -- adapted from jacket


Claimed / J.R. Ward.

Claimed /  J.R. Ward.
Lydia Susi is passionate about protecting wolves in their natural habitat. When a hotel chain develops a tract of land next to the preserve, Lydia is one of the most vocal opponents of the project--and becomes a target. One night, a shadowy figure threatens Lydia's life in the forest, and a new hire at the Wolf Study Project comes from out of nowhere to save her. Daniel Joseph is both mysterious, and someone she intrinsically wants to trust. But is he hiding something? As the stakes get higher, and one of Lydia's colleagues is murdered, she must decide how far she will go to protect the wolves. Then a shocking revelation about Daniel challenges Lydia's reality in ways she could never have predicted. Some fates demand courage, while others require even more, with no guarantees. Is she destined to have true love ... or will a soul-shattering loss ruin her forever?--


Not the kind of Earl you marry / Kate Pembrooke.

Not the kind of Earl you marry /  Kate Pembrooke.
William Atherton, Earl of Norwood, is as shocked as the rest of London to discover his betrothal via an announcement in the morning paper. Furious at what appears to be a shrewd marriage trap, William tracks down his alleged fianče before her plans can affect his campaign for a coveted political post. But then William realizes an engagement, however fake, may benefit them both... Miss Charlotte Hurst may be a wallflower, but shes no shrinking violet. She would never attempt such an underhanded scheme, especially not with a man as haughty or sought-after as Norwood. Yet his suggestion to play along with the betrothal has its merits... and the longer they pretend, the more undeniably real their feelings become. But when the true culprit behind their engagement is revealed, can their newfound happiness survive the scandal?


Bayou beauty / Lexi Blake.

Bayou beauty /  Lexi Blake.
Love returns to Louisiana's Butterfly Bayou in a new small-town contemporary romance sure to charm hearts. Sylvie Martine was prepared to take Washington D.C. by storm, but she put that dream on hold when her beloved hometown of Papillon, Louisiana, needed her most. Now Sylvie's the mayor of the tiny town on the bayou that holds her heart. But for Sylvie, this can only be a pit stop on the way to bigger and better things. The last thing she needs is an old love to resurface and threaten her goals. Rene Darois's whole life has been about serving his family--no matter how much it hurts. He's used to sacrificing for his large extended family and the company his grandfather created. But he can't believe the latest demand: he needs to find a wife--and quick--or he could lose it all. It would be a horrible situation. But he has just the solution: his college sweetheart. Sylvie is everything he wants in a wife--smart, funny, and caring--and he planned to woo her anyway. Now he just has to convince Sylvie that their love is worth it all, or he and the bayou will lose her forever--Page 4 of cover.


The duke goes down / Sophie Jordan.

The duke goes down /  Sophie Jordan.
Peregrine Butler's privileged blue-blooded world is rocked to the core when it is revealed he was born before his parents' marriage and, therefore, is not the legal heir to the dukedom. Facing ruin, Perry must use his charm and good looks to win an heiressall the while, ignoring his fascination with the one interfering and alluring chit who is intent on sabotaging his efforts. Everyone knows Imogen Bates, the virtuous daughter of the senile vicar. She can write a sermon in a day and spot a rogue in a second, so she sees right through Perry's seductive fȧade. But Imogen's plan to protect the heiresses of her beloved Shropshire from the erstwhile Duke of Penning, the bane of her existence since childhood, soon turns into something altogether unacceptable for the proper lady... who suddenly finds herself longing to keep his heated glances and tempting kisses all to herself.


The Highlander's Irish bride / Vanessa Kelly.

The Highlander's Irish bride /  Vanessa Kelly.
Miss Kathleen Calvert may be the daughter of an Irish aristocrat, but she has no intention of acting like one. All she desires is to return to her family's estate to raise horses and manage her father's magnificent gardens. But when a scandal threatens her reputation, her parents order her to a remote Scottish estate, hoping she will finally learn to behave like a proper lady. To make matters worse, her escort is a handsome Highlander who just happens to be the most boring man in all of Scotland... After a youth of dangerous and wild escapades, Grant Kendrick surprised his family--and himself--by becoming a successful businessman and the most respectable Kendrick brother. But does that matter, when the beautiful and free-spirited Kathleen deems him a stodgy bore? Luckily, he gets the chance to prove her wrong when their carriage is ambushed by thieves. But it will take all his ingenuity to protect the beautiful lass who has stormed her way into his heart--and to convince her that a life with him will be a love-filled adventure...


Love blooms / Jo McNally.

Love blooms /  Jo McNally.
Tonight should be the best night of Lucy Higginss life. Tomorrow shes finally marrying Owen Cooper. Shes been waiting to start a life of wedded bliss, like the happy marriage her parents have. Except&she just learned her parents are divorcing and shes freaking out. Owen has been so distant lately, shutting her out. Suddenly this big wedding seems like a really bad idea. Packing up her car, Lucy bolts for Rendezvous Falls and finds work at a flower shop while she gets her life together. The last thing she expects is for Owen to show up, wanting her back. Owen Coopers carefully planned out life is ready to begin. Hes home from the military to join the family business and marry the sweet girl who captured his heart&until Lucy runs out on him. That was not part of the plan. Armed with an article that promises to help him win her back, Owen heads to Rendezvous Falls. But from the moment he sees her again, she seems&different. Happier, more confident and at ease. Can he convince this new version of Lucy that hes become the man she deserves? He might need a little help from the local book club to accomplish this mission&


Maybe we will / Melissa Foster.

When chef Abby de Messiéres returns to Silver Island with her sister to get their late mother's affairs in order, she expected to inherit her mother's bistro along with their childhood home, not to discover a half sister they never knew existed, and a handsome vacationer camped out on her mother's patio. Workaholic Aiden Aldridge has been sent to Silver Island on a work-free vacation, armed with a Let Loose list, and ordered to get a life by the much-younger sister he raised after the death of their parents. After years of focusing on his sister's well-being, he's blindsided by his intense attraction to the gorgeous, free-spirited Abby. Aiden might not know much about chilling out, but he's excellent at striking deals. He helps Abby with the restaurant in exchange for her help in tackling the items on his list. Sparks fly as Aiden and Abby work, and play, side by side. Intimate conversations lead to steamy kisses and undeniable passion. But there's more to Aiden than Abby knows, and when the truth comes out, their new romance is put to the test, as the two find out if true love really can conquer all.--Page 4 of cover.


The importance of being Wanton / Christi Caldwell.

Emma Gately and the Earl of Scarsdale were betrothed as children--less a vow of future happiness than an obligation. Seventeen years later, the independent miss severs the contract with the now notorious libertine in an unprecedented act of independence. And Emma cofounds the Mismatch Society, where like-minded ladies are free of the constraints and inevitable broken hearts that men bring. But Emma's rejection sparks in her intended a new consideration of the spirited woman he took for granted--and a determination to win her back. Despite his wicked reputation, misguided and suddenly lovestruck, Charles Hayden is on a mission to gain Emma's respect, and he has just the idea--one that the daringly unconventional Emma is sure to appreciate. But as Charles takes bold steps and sets tongues wagging, he makes himself an accidental opponent of his former betrothed. Soon a rivalry is born that has the whole ton abuzz. Emma never anticipated that with every fiery test of wills, passion would surge. Passion that's impossible to ignore. In going toe-to-toe with Charles, she risks her heart and pride by falling in love with the one man she vowed to scorn.--Provided by publisher.


A night with a rogue / Julie Anne Long.

A night with a rogue /  Julie Anne Long.
Beauty and the spy: The sleepy village of Barnstable is the last place where London darling Susannah Makepeace expected to be stuck. But after tragedy forces her into exile, Susannah finds herself in all manner of unexpected situations . . . including stumbling upon a handsome man swimming naked in a pond! But Viscount Kit Whitelaw is not the dissolute rake he appears. For when odd accidents endanger Susannah, who better than the best spy in His Majesty's secret service to unravel the secrets threatening her?


Outrageous / Minerva Spencer.

When Eva de Courtney kidnaps Godric Fleming, her only plan is to stop the irritating earl from persecuting her beloved brother. But once she has the intriguing rogue in the confines of her carriage, she longs to taste the passion she senses simmering beneath his rugged exterior. Her forbidden plan is foiled, however, when Godric turns the tables, taking her hostage instead--and demanding they marry at once...The last thing Godric wants to do is make the fiery, impulsive Eva his wife, despite her delectable mouth and alluring innocence. He knows from experience that nothing is forever, not even love. But honor demands he do right by the lady, no matter how stubbornly Eva tries to hold on to her independence. And while the road to the Scottish border is beset with danger, Godric's greatest challenge is to keep his hands--and his heart--from his captivating bride-to-be...


Hot under his collar / Andie Christopher.

He's forbidden fruit and she's a rule follower, but their connection is something to believe in. Father Patrick Dooley joined the clergy to fulfill his mother's dying wish. While it once gave him purpose, he not so sure it's his calling anymore. But it's all he's ever known and he's not sure what he wants to do with his life if he decides to leave the priesthood. How can he reconcile his faith with his growing desire to live a different life? Sasha Finerghty was content to admire Patrick from afar while she dated men who were perfect on paper and wrong in real life. But with Patrick's church in need of funding to keep a community program afloat, she's just the girl to solve their fundraising problem. Spending more time together only fuels Sasha's crush on him, who finds a kindred soul in her. The more Patrick gets to know Sasha, the easier it is for him to see a future unfolding for them. But it will take a leap of faith to turn their friendship into something more, and neither of them are quite ready to make the jump--


One week to claim it all / Adriana Herrera.

One week to claim it all /  Adriana Herrera.
She's on track to be the new CEO. Her ex is the only one standing in the way. When Esmeralda Sambrano-Peña unexpectedly inherits her father's media empire, it ruffles more than a few feathers. And no one is more conflicted about it than Rodrigo Almanzar. Esmeralda knows her father's longtime protégé--and her ex-lover--wants the executive job for himself. Making matters worse, their renewed passion grows undeniable with every late-night meeting. Will Rodrigo prove to be the perfect partner in business and pleasure--or her professional undoing?--Back cover.


A Scot to the heart / Caroline Linden.

A Scot to the heart /  Caroline Linden.
Captain Andrew St. James always knew he came from a noble family, but his branch grew far from the wealth and status. Nothing shocks him more than learning that he now stands as heir presumptive to his distant cousin the Duke of Carlyle. There is much for Drew to learn and adjust to--but first he goes home to Edinburgh, to tell his mother and three sisters of their startling good fortune... Ilsa Ramsay yearns for some adventure and fun, not another husband. When she discovers the handsome soldier who sweeps her off her feet for a rollicking dance is her friend's brother, soon to be an English duke, she tells herself he's not for her, no matter how tempting he is. But one impulsive kiss, then another, and another... says otherwise... Drew means to marry a respectable, dignified Englishwoman--a very proper future duchess. The spirited Ilsa is none of that. Still, when she's caught in a dangerous scandal, he leaps to her aid without hesitation. And neither family duty nor future obligation can make them ignore what's in both their hearts.--Page 4 of cover.


Isn't it bromantic? / Lyssa Kay Adams.

With his passion for romance novels, it was only a matter of time before Vlad took up the pen to write the love story of a lifetime. Elena Konnikova has lived her entire adult life in the shadows. As the daughter of a Russian journalist who mysteriously disappeared, she escaped danger the only way she knew how: She married her childhood friend, Vladimir, and moved to the United States, where he is a professional hockey player in Nashville. Vlad, aka the Russian, thought he could be content with his marriage of convenience. But it's become too difficult to continue in a one-sided relationship. He joined the Bromance Book Club to learn how to make his wife love him, but all he's learned is that he deserves more. He's ready to create his own sweeping romance-both on and off the page. The bros are unwilling to let Vlad forgo true love-and this time they're not operating solo. They join forces with Vlad's neighbors, a group of meddling widows who call themselves the Loners. But just when things finally look promising, Elena's past life intrudes and their happily ever after is cast into doubt--


Hellion's waltz / Olivia Waite.

Hellion's waltz /  Olivia Waite.
Sophie Roseingrave hates nothing more than a swindler. After her family lost their piano shop to a con man in London, they're trying to start fresh in a new town. Her father is convinced Carrisford is an upright and honest place, but Sophie is not so sure. She has grave suspicions about silk-weaver Madeline Crewe, whose stunning beauty doesn't hide the fact that she's up to something. All Maddie Crewe needs is one big score, one grand heist to properly fund the weavers' union forever. She has found her mark in Mr. Giles, a greedy draper, and the entire association of weavers and tailors and clothing merchants has agreed to help her. The very last thing she needs is a small but determined piano-teacher and composer sticking her nose in other people's business. If Sophie won't be put off, the only thing to do is to seduce her to the cause. Will Sophie's scruples force her to confess the plot before Maddie gets her money? Or will Maddie lose her nerve along with her heart?--Page 4 of cover.


Nine lives / by Danielle Steel.

Nine lives /  by Danielle Steel.
After a carefree childhood, Mary Margaret Kelly came of age in the shadow of grief. Her father, a dashing daredevil Air Force pilot, died when she was nine. Maggie saw her mother struggle to put their lives back together. As the family moved from one city to the next, her mother warned her to beware of daredevil men and avoid risk at all cost. Following her mother's advice, and forgoing the magic of first love with a high school boyfriend who was too wild to feel safe, Maggie instead sought out all the things her mother had lost, a predictable partner, a stable home, and a regular paycheck. She chose to marry a dependable, kind man who was a reliable husband and successful accountant. Together they had a son and found happiness in a conventional suburban life. Until tragedy struck again. Now on her own, feeling a sense of adventure for the first time, Maggie decides to face her fears, setting off on a whirlwind trip from San Francisco to Rome, Paris, and Monaco. But when her travels reconnect her with the very same irresistible, thrill-seeking man shes spent thirty years trying to forget, Maggie becomes terrified that rushing into love and sharing his life may very well end in disaster. But ultimately, while Maggie tries to outrun her fears and painful memories of her past, fate will surprise her in the most astounding of ways, as she walks the tightrope between danger and courage, and between wisdom and love.~Now on her own, Maggie decides to face her fears, setting off on a whirlwind trip from San Francisco to Monaco. But a chance encounter reconnects her with a thrill-seeking man she's tried to forget.


 

 

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