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Romance - March 6, 2018

Romance

 

Romance

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

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No Earls Allowed
by Shana Galen

Lady Juliana, daughter of the Earl of St. Maur, needs all the help she can get. She's running a ramshackle orphanage, London's worst slumlord has illicit designs on her, and her father has suddenly become determined to marry her off. Enter Major Neil Wraxall, bastard son of the Marquess of Kensington, sent to assist Lady Juliana in any way he can. Lucky for her, he's handy with repairs, knows how to keep her and the orphans safe, and is a natural leader of men. Unfortunately for both of them, the scandal that ensues from their mutual attraction is going to lead them a merry dance...

Darkest Night
by Tara Thomas

When playboy Keaton Benedict re-enters Tilly's life, after all these years, she is torn between feelings of doubt and desire. Can they put the past behind them and learn to love again? Tilly is willing to try. But Keaton is afraid that a vengeful enemy is watching--and waiting to destroy them. Can the rekindled flame of their love defeat the deadliest rival and light their way forward in the darkest night?

Collision Course
by Marie Harte

Florist Joey Reeves is working overtime to stay away from Lou Cortez, the ace mechanic with a reputation for irresistible charm. She's a single mom with enough on her plate -- the absolute last thing she needs is entanglement with the hottest guy in town...

Best Laid Plans
by Brenda Jackson

Even a famed matchmaker like Nolan Madaris's great-grandmother can't get it right every time. Nolan, the notorious fun-loving ladies' man, could never connect with someone as straitlaced as tech whiz Ivy Chapman. Yet the scheme Ivy proposes is tempting--they can pretend to be a couple, just long enough to satisfy their families. What happens, though, when Ivy's plan to get her relatives off her back has an unexpected side effect: getting her into Nolan's bed? Houston's number one womanizer may have found the only one who can truly satisfy him, body and soul. But with a man from Ivy's past determined to be part of her future, both she and Nolan will have to decide what's fake, what's real and what's worth fighting for...

Lady Scandal
by Miranda Neville

An unjust fall from grace may have sent the formerly prim and proper Miss Dorothea Oakley-White into hiding, but she refuses to be silenced. Using a pen name, the brainy beauty takes great delight in skewering the hypocrisies of the ton in The Ladies' Moral Intelligencer. Only her latest target--the dashing rake, Lord Layburne--has hunted her down, demanding she stop her attacks at once. Spirited Dorothea promises she will--if only he can restore her rightful position in society . . .When Layburne discovers his nemesis is none other than lovely Thea, who blames him for the scandalous end to her engagement, he's intrigued by the challenge she offers. But once he agrees to her conditions, he's enamored with the idea of seducing Thea himself. Will his powerful desire dishonor her forever? Or will it make the ton's most celebrated scoundrel a husband at long last?

Buried Truth
by Jannine Gallant

Leah Grayson has lived in Siren Cove all her life. It's where she buried a time capsule with her fifth-grade class, where memories of her first love were made and where she goes to recover from a bitter divorce from her cheating ex. When Leah organizes a reunion for her fifth-grade classmates to open their time capsule, they discover a roll of film no one remembers saving. Afterward, strange incidents begin happening. Warnings. Accidents. Random acts of vandalism. Ryan Alexander has made it big with a wildly popular social media startup, but he's still the same sweet, cynical man Leah fell for all those years ago. And the chemistry they felt as teenagers is as strong as ever. A nostalgic fling turns deadly when someone is convinced Leah has the key to secrets long buried. With no way to know whom they can trust, Leah and Ryan will have to seek out the answers themselves...

Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon
by Kerrelyn Sparks

Gwennore is an Elf able to track down the cause of a certain illness and heal it--a valuable asset to her people. But when she is thrust into the realm of the dragons, she discovers a haunted place of power, passion, and magic--one that is plagued by an ancient curse. When she meets the smoldering General Silas Dravenko, Gwen knows she's entered a whole new world of trouble. She's been raised never to trust a dragon. So why does making a deal with the devil feel so good? Silas has no way of saving the royal family he's served for years. But when a beautiful, innocent elf comes bursting into his world, Silas is awakened to desire in a way he's never felt before. But how can he trust a sworn enemy?

How to Fall in Love With a Man Who Lives in a Bush
by Emmy Abrahamson

When Swede Julia moved to Vienna, she saw it as the perfect opportunity to launch her career as a novelist—if only she could come up with an idea that hasn’t been done before. But then something original finds Julia—sits down next to her on a bench, actually. Ben is handsome (under all that beard) and adventurous (leaps from small bridges in a single bound). He's also sexy as hell and planning to shuffle off to Berlin before things can get too serious. And Ben just happens to live in a public park. But Ben challenges her to break out of her routine; she urges him to settle down. At first Julia thinks this might just be a chapter in her life, and she won’t get hurt if she gets to write the ending. But the ending might not be hers to write.

Where Death Meets the Devil
by L. J. Hayward

Jack Reardon, former SAS soldier and current special ops agent, finds himself in a messy situation with his cover blown, all thanks to killer-for-hire Ethan Blade. Jack’s only chance to survive is to strike a bargain with the lawless devil and join forces with Blade. As they trek across a hostile desert, Jack learns that Blade is much more than a dead-eyed killer--and harder to resist than he should be. A year later, Jack is home and finally getting his life on track. Then Ethan Blade reappears and throws it all into chaos once more. It's impossible to trust the assassin, especially when his presence casts doubts on Jack's loyalty to his country, but Jack cannot ignore what Blade's return means: the mess that brought them together is far from over, and Ethan might just bring back the piece of Jack's soul he thought he'd lost forever.

Bad Bachelor
by Stephanie London

If one more person mentions Bad Bachelors to Reed McMahon, someone's going to get hurt. A PR whiz, Reed is known as an 'image fixer' but his womanizing ways have caught up with him. What he needs is a PR miracle of his own. When Reed strolls into Darcy Greer's workplace offering to help save the struggling library, she isn't buying it. The prickly Brooklynite knows Reed is exactly the kind of guy she should avoid. But the library does need his help. But as she reluctantly works with Reed, she realizes there's more to a man than his reputation. Maybe, just maybe Bad Bachelor #1 is THE one for her.