Romance - June 6, 2017

Romance

 

Romance

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

 

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A Touch of Frost
by Jo Goodman

 

After his train is robbed at gunpoint, Remington Frost awakens from a blow to find the bandits gone...along with the woman he was shadowing for protection. No stranger to risk, Remington will do what it takes to bring Phoebe Apple to safety and her kidnappers to justice. But ransoming Phoebe is just the start of trouble...

 

 

 

Cheater's Revenge
by Rachel Van Dyken

 

Austin Roger had it all figured out: she’d be married to plastic surgeon Thatch Holloway, and they’d enjoy domestic bliss for the rest of their lives. But then he cheated on her AND dumped her, as if the whole thing were her fault. Austin wants closure, but when Thatch doesn’t give it, she goes for revenge instead: she’ll write a human-interest piece for her MBA on the full plastic surgery experience, and she’ll do it with Thatch. Thatch isn’t over Austin, but his actions came for about for a good reason—one that he do over again in order to protect Austin. But he can’t let her in on his secret, even if it means jeopardizing their second chance at love.

 

 

 

Her Secret Life
by Tiffany L. Warren

 

Scarred by poverty and life with a crack head mother, Onika Lewis had a rough start. Still, thanks to her sharp mind she graduated with honors from a prestigious college. But her achievements weren't enough to earn her the elite status she craved and she became a rich man's trophy... until he dumped her for a younger model. Now Onika is unemployed, broke and homeless. When she meets Graham, she can't bring herself to tell him the truth, but her secrets soon catch up with her. Now she must remember what really matters - faith, love and forgiveness.

 

 

 

A Stranger at Fellsworth
by Sarah E. Ladd

 

After her deceased father’s financial ruin and her fiancé abandons her, Annabelle Thorley is left with stark choices. Rather than fall under the control of her cruel brother, she makes the decision to run away to Fellsworth, where her estranged uncle serves as school superintendent. But doing so means shedding her high society lifestyle and earn her own living. Widower and gamekeeper Owen Locke only has the welfare of his daughter in mind while he saves for his own home, but an encounter with Annabelle leaves him hoping for a second chance at love. But poachers, mysterious strangers and murderers are converging on Fellsworth, threatening Owen and Annabelle’s hopes for the future.

 

 

 

The Hot Shot
by Kristen Callihan

 

Finn had only known Chess for five minutes when he was naked for her. The quarterback has to strip for his team’s annual charity calendar, but it’s the prickly photographer shooting him that has him thinking about other chances to get to know her—but with his clothes on. Chess is looking for a relationship and in spite of the instant chemistry she felt with the hunky athlete, she knows that he’s never an actual relationship much thought. But she’ll give friendship with him a shot. When a twist in living arrangements leaves Chess roommates with Finn, it’s going to take a lot of willpower to resist the urge to get together. And as Finn realizes that Chess is more to him than anyone he’s ever met, can he convince her he’s interested in a shot at forever?

 

 

 

Dates From Hell
by Kim Harrison, Lynsay Sands, Kelley Armstrong and Lori Handeland

 

There are dates out of this world, and then there are dates that are otherworldly. Some suitors are bad, but what if your date is actually capital E Evil? Fantasy authors Kim Harrison, Lynsay Sands, Kelley Armstrong and Lori Handeland explore the darker side of dating with these short stories of love gone wrong—or oh so right—with werewolves, demon lovers and the undead. Sexy, witty, chilling, and altogether remarkable, here is proof positive that some love matches are made someplace other than heaven.

 

 

 

Three Weeks With a Princess
by Vanessa Kelly

 

As the illegitimate daughter of the Duke of York, Lia Kincaid has the bluest of blood but her roots in a line of notorious women leaves her with little chance for a good marriage. Her childhood friend and newly created Marquess of Lendale Jack Easton would make a perfect match—too bad he’s too honorable to take her to bed, in spite of the desire he harbors for her. Lia proposes a compromise: help her develop some tests to find the perfect lover, tests that involve quite a bit of kissing and other pleasures. Soon, a perfectly respectable society friendship has the possibility of becoming a perfectly scandalous affair that neither can resist.

 

 

 

And It Came to Pass
by Laura Stone

 

Adam Young is a devout Mormon whose life is all planned out, by both his strict father and his church. He follows the path they've established for him, goes off to his mission in Barcelona, Spain, and realizes that his life may not follow the trajectory already chosen for him. His mission companion, Brandon Christensen, is a handsome, enthusiastic practitioner on the surface. But as their mission progresses, they both realize they have major questions about their faith... and substantial feelings for one another.

 

 

 

Positively Pippa
by Sarah Hegger

 

When her vengeful ex sabotages her hit makeover show, there’s only one place Pippa Turner can go: home to Ghost Falls and her heavily perfumed, overly dramatic, but supremely loving grandmother, Philomene. Problem is, her high school crush Matt Evans is the contractor for Philomene’s increasingly over-the-top gothic house. As Pippa undergoes her own life makeover, Matt patiently waits behind the scenes, unable to ignore the strong pull of the woman so different from the troublesome teen he used to know. But he doesn’t plan on waiting forever, and before Pippa can head back to Hollywood, he intends to place her at the top of his to-do list.

 

 

 

A Hope Divided
by Alyssa Cole

 

Marlie walks a fine line during the War Between the States, quietly aiding anti-Rebel causes, tending to wounded Union soldiers and assisting fleeing slaves. Her formerly enslaved mother's traditions and the name of a white father she never knew have protected her. And now she secretly harbors escaped prisoner Ewan McCall in her home, and, little by little, he’s finding a place in her heart. But all that is jeopardized when the vicious Confederate Home Guard decides to use Marlie’s home as a base. Ewan’s personal grievance with the Confederate captain and a revelation about Marlie’s family puts their freedom on the line. The only option is escape—but at what cost?

 

 

 

Duke With Benefits
by Manda Collins

 

Lady Daphne Forsyth is a brilliant mathematician with a love of puzzles. When word comes that the legendary Cameron Cipher—a encrypted message that could lead to wealth—is in her benefactress’s house, Daphne can’t resist pursuing the puzzle. Unfortunately, Dalton Beauchamp, Duke of Maitland, is all too curious about why she’s sneaking around his aunt’s bookcases—and he’s proving as difficult to resist as unlocking the encryption. Daphne is determined to find the key—but will it be the one to her heart?

 

 

 

The Map That Leads to You
by Joseph Monninger

 

Heather has graduated from college and is traveling around Europe with her two best friends. She's left school responsibility behind and adult responsibility is looming, but this is her one last summer to be free. Heather doesn't expect to even meet Jack, let alone fall in love with him. Jack is an enigmatic Vermonter a few years older than she, who is following his grandfather's journal to various cities around Europe. But in the same way that forces are bringing Jack and Heather together, life and duty are pushing them apart. And Jack has a secret that is going to change absolutely everything.