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Romance - February 6, 2018

Romance

 

Romance

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

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Starlight Nights
by Stacey Kade

Former child star Calista Beckett is ready to put everything of her previous existence behind her. A brush with heroin addiction left her stuck under the legal guardianship of her controlling mother, but Calista is attempting to start over as a college freshman miles from L.A. But she can’t shake her feelings for Eric Stone. Former co-stars on television, Calista can never forget their kiss—her first—during auditions. When Eric shows up on campus out of the blue, she realizes she still feels something for him. But will allowing Eric into her life mean a return to all that she hoped to put behind her?

It Takes Two to Tumble: A Seducing the Sedgwicks Novel
by Cat Sebastian

After an unconventional upbringing, Ben is perfectly happy with the quiet, predictable life of a country vicar. Asked to look after an absent naval captain’s three wild children, Ben is reluctant, but immediately falls for the hellions. When their stern but handsome father returns, Ben is tempted in ways that make him doubt everything. Phillip hates being ashore with his children, constant reminders of the grief that still haunt him. But the unexpected appearance of cheerful Ben—and his devastating kisses--sets his world on its head. In the midst of runaway children, a plot to blackmail Ben's family, and torturous nights of pleasure, Ben and Phillip must decide if a safe life is worth losing the one thing that makes them come alive.

Oath of Honor
by Lynette Easton

Police officer Isabelle St. John loves her crazy, loud, law-enforcement family and she knows they'll be there for her when things get tough--like when her partner is murdered and she barely escapes with her own life. Determined to discover exactly what happened, Izzy's investigation sends her headfirst into a criminal organization, possibly with cops on the payroll--including someone from her own family. With her dead partner's handsome homicide detective brother Ryan shadowing her every move, Izzy's head is spinning. How can she secure justice for her partner when doing so could mean sending someone she loves to prison? And how will she guard her heart when the man she's had a secret crush on for years won't leave her side?

Happiness for Humans
by P. Z. Reizin

Jen, an ex-journalist who now works at a London software development company, spends all day talking to "Aiden," an ultra-sophisticated piece of AI wizardry, helping him sound and act more human. But Aiden--despite being a computer program-begins to feel something like affection surging through his circuits. He calculates that Jen needs a worthy human partner and slips illicitly onto the Internet to locate a suitable candidate. Tom is a divorced, former London ad-man who has moved to Connecticut to escape the grind and pursue his dream of being a writer. He loves his new life, but has yet to find a woman he truly connects with. That all changes when a bizarre introduction from the mysterious "Mutual Friend" pops up in both his and Jen's inboxes. Even though they live on separate continents, and despite the entrance of another, this time wholly hostile, AI who wants to tear them apart forever - love will surely find a way.

The Shape of Water
by Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus

It is 1962, and Elisa Esposito--mute her whole life, orphaned as a child--is struggling with her humdrum existence as a janitor working the graveyard shift at Baltimore's Occam Aerospace Research Center. Her few friends make life bearable for her, until one fateful night she discovers a real reason to live. An amphibious man, captured in the Amazon, is held captive at the center to be studied and possibly used as a weapon in the Cold War. The creature is terrifying but also magnificent, capable of language and of understanding emotions...and Elisa can't keep away. Using sign language, the two learn to communicate. Soon, affection turns into love, and the creature becomes Elisa's sole reason to live. But with forces beyond their control seeking to destroy them, Elisa and the creature’s hope of a future is in jeopardy unless they’re ready to risk it all for their impossible love. A novelization of the acclaimed film by Guillermo del Toro.

This Love Story Will Self-Destruct
by Leslie Cohen

Eve’s a dreamer, a feeler, barely capable of keeping her feet on the ground through the turmoil of life. Ben’s all about order—he likes structure and straight lines, and never lets his emotions boil over. They’re exact opposites, so it’s no surprise that sparks don’t fly when they meet. But then they meet again. And again. Finally, they forge a deep yet fragile connection that could sustain them through their twenties, through first dates, first betrayals and possibly, first love.

Scandal of the Season
by Liana LeFey

Lord Sorin Wincanton fled England's shores to avoid temptation in the form of Lady Eleanor Cramley, but upon his return from fighting Bonaparte, the impetuous young miss he escorted through her first Season has grown into a stunning woman who still fires his blood. She sees him as a beloved older brother, and that's the way things need to remain for the sake of her reputation. Even if it means marrying her to another.

The Ones Who Got Away
by Roni Loren

It's been twelve years since tragedy struck the senior class of Long Acre High School. Only a few students survived that fateful night - a group the media dubbed The Ones Who Got Away. Liv Arias thought she'd never return to Long Acre - until a documentary brings her and the other survivors back home. Suddenly her old flame, Finn Dorsey, is closer than ever, and their attraction is still white-hot. When a searing kiss reignites their passion, Liv realizes this rough-around-the-edges cop might be exactly what she needs.

The Secret of Flirting
by Sabrina Jeffries

The moment spymaster Baron Fulkham meets the stunning Princess Aurore of Chanay, he's positive her royal persona is a ruse and that she's actually Monique Servais, the mysterious actress he met three years before in Dieppe. But as he pursues his suspicions, he uncovers a plot of attempted assassination and betrayal that could very well destroy his career, expose his own secrets...and ruin the woman he's rapidly coming to love.

Strike a Match
by Fiona Riley

Every date that firefighter Sasha McCray has had in the last year has been orchestrated by matchmaker Samantha Monteiro through Perfect Match, Inc., and she still has nothing to show for it. After a series of near matches, Sasha has all but given up on finding that special spark with someone else. Accountant by day and reluctant millionaire by night, Abby Rossmore wants nothing more than to be the normal girl. But the truth is, once people find out about her family, their interest in her flares for all the wrong reasons. When Samantha tries to help Abby and Sasha discover they have more in common than being unlucky in love, they have to decide if their shared passion will blaze on or burn out. Could they be each other’s perfect match? Or did the notorious Miss Match strike out?

All We Knew
by Jamie Beck

Hunter Cabot deeply loves two things: the international tea company he's helped his father build, and his wife, Sara. Yet now, with other family members pushing to sell the thriving business and Sara grieving their failure to start a family, he's suddenly facing the crushing loss of both. The relentless ambition that Sara once admired in Hunter is now driving them apart. Each missed doctor's appointment, neglected dinner date, and family squabble accentuates their differing priorities. Still, Sara struggles to create the home life they'd envisioned, until unsettling developments--both personal and professional--push them to the breaking point. When love is put to the ultimate test, can Hunter and Sara stop fighting each other long enough to fight for their marriage?