Romance - February 6, 2017

Romance

 
 

A Small Town Bride
by Hope Ramsay

In her wealthy and prominent family, Amy Lyndon is the ordinary one - no Ivy League education and no powerful career. But when her father tries to marry her off, she knows it's finally time to stand up for herself, despite the consequences. Now that she's cut off from the family fortune, her first challenge is to fight her attraction to her handsome new boss. When Amy shows up looking for work with his landscaping crew, Dusty McNeil thinks there's no way such a pampered princess will ever get her hands dirty. But as Amy proves him wrong and gets down to the nitty gritty, Dusty's admiration turns to like, then lust - and then love. But can a high-society woman like Amy ever fall for a man like him?

Almost a Bride
by Jo Watson

After discovering her boyfriend in a compromising position with a coworker, Annie decides to take a break and head for the beach. But when she runs into her ex and his new girlfriend on the beach, she does the only logical thing-pretend she's with Chris, a cute screenwriter she has just met. With his own writing blocked, Chris is happy to help Annie craft a story to save face. Soon Annie isn't just getting over her ex, she's getting under Chris. As her fictional feelings grow increasingly real, Annie has to decide if she's to risk her heart on a new relationship.

When a Marquess Loves a Woman
by Vivienne Lorret

As a young, penniless gentleman, Maxwell Harwick knew he had little to offer Juliet White except his love. But when they were discovered in a compromising position, a nearly ruined Juliet fled into the arms of a rich, older lord... taking Max's heart with her. Now a widow, Lady Juliet Granworth intends to use the fortune she inherited from her odious husband to build a new life in London. Five years have passed, but she's never forgotten Max. Yet it's clear the newly-minted Marquess of Thayne has not forgiven her--after all, the infuriating man can barely stand the sight of her. But Juliet has endured far too much to give up without a fight and if it's a battle of wills he wants, it's a battle he'll get.

Unstrung
by Laura Spinella

Even as a violin prodigy, Olivia Klein courted trouble, but a night of bad behavior results in community service hours. Time is to be served with Theo McAdams, an inner-city teacher whose passion for music eclipses Olivia's. As she inches toward a better place, life surprises Olivia in the form of her first husband--baseball legend Sam Nash. Years ago, Olivia fell in love with Sam. Their impulsive marriage imploded with a fateful car crash and harsh parting words. Olivia never expected to see him again. But now Sam is back, and he wants her forgiveness--and to recapture their volatile love affair. To her surprise, it's the presence of the young music teacher--and the lessons from a reckless past--that may bring harmony to Olivia's off-key life.

Nine Kinds of Naughty
by Jeanette Grey

Lexie Bellamy can handle a boardroom, but relationships are a different story. When a business trip takes her to Spain, Lexie knows she'll have no problem closing the deal. But spending uninterrupted one-on-one time with her crazy-hot coworker might be more than she can take. This trip is the perfect opportunity for Dane Huntley to show his gorgeous boss how good it can feel when someone else takes charge. Miles away from home, giving in to Dane's naughty commands feels so easy. But when the trip is over, Lexie's determined to go back to their professional relationship. Dane, though, has other ideas. He'll have to prove that what they've found together is real, and he has no intention of letting go.

Retribution
by Shana Figueroa

Private investigator Valentine Shepherd plays by one set of rules: hers . She's haunted by dark, cryptic visions of the future, not to mention an aching hole in her chest where her heart---and the love of her life, Max Carressa---used to be. But when Val's search for a missing woman leads to her own night of terror, the only thing on Val's mind is revenge. In the months since Val walked away from their relationship, Max has tried to move on. Yet, when she asks for his help tracking down her attacker, he knows resistance is futile; he'll do anything for Val. Even sacrifice himself to save her.

More Than Anything
by Kimberly Lang

Running the Bay Breeze marina means Shelby Tanner is used to fielding strange requests from vacationers, but she is still less than amused when she gets a call in the middle of the night to rescue a boat stranded nearby. The clueless sailor is infuriatingly inexperienced--yet also frustratingly attractive.

Maybe It's You
by Candace Calvert

ER nurse Sloane Ferrell escaped her risky past-new name, zip code, job, and a fresh start. She's finally safe, if she avoids a paper trail and doesn't let people get too close. Like the hospital's too-smooth marketing man with his relentless campaign to plaster one "lucky" employee's face on freeway billboards. Micah Prescott's goal is to improve the Hope hospital image, but his role as a volunteer crisis responder is closer to his heart. The work helps fill a void in his life left by family tragedy. So does a tentative new relationship with the compassionate, beautiful, and elusive Sloane Ferrell. Then a string of brutal crimes makes headlines, summons responders . . . and exposes disturbing details of Sloane's past.

Completely Yours
by Erin Nicholas

Kiera Connelly leads a quiet life, and that's just how she likes it. She's built a name as a graphic designer and meets up with her friends online, all from the comfort of her living room couch. But when a rare outing turns disastrous, Kiera finds herself up close and way too personal with an unbelievably hot real-life hero. Zach Ashley doesn't see himself as a hero. He's just a regular guy who gets to help people every day as an EMT. But when he's called to a scene and has to treat his most gorgeous patient ever, he finds himself mixing work with pleasure. He never hesitates to put his life on the line...but will he ever risk his heart?

Some Kind of Magic
by Mary Ann Marlowe

Biochemist Eden Sinclair has no idea that the scent she spritzed on herself before leaving the lab is designed to enhance pheromones. Or that the cute, grungy-looking guy she meets at a gig that evening is Adam Copeland. As in the Adam Copeland--international rock god and object of lust for a million women. By the time she learns the truth, she's already spent the (amazing, incredible) night in his bed...Eden wants to be honest , but she can't bear to reveal that this overpowering attraction could be nothing more than seduction by science. And the only way to know how Adam truly feels is to ditch the perfume--and risk being ditched in turn...