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Montana Heat: Escape to You: A Montana Heat Novel

By Ryan, Jennifer

2017-08 - Avon Books

9780062645258 Check Our Catalog

A Montana man always protects the woman he loves

He discovered her during a Montana blizzard, freezing cold, impossibly vulnerable, a little boy by her side. Undercover DEA Agent Beck "Trigger" Cooke is astonished to recognize Ashley Swan--award-winning actress, famous beauty--and missing for over a year. To keep her and the child hidden from a sadistic madman, he secrets the pair away to his isolated home.

No longer a prisoner, and protected at Hope Ranch, Ashley recovers and learns the tall, tempting federal agent may have a dark past, but it hasn't destroyed his sense of honor.

As they shed past roles and find common ground, Ashley and Trigger can't help but fall slowly, carefully, in love. But danger still lurks outside the boundaries of Hope Ranch, for until her crazed captor is brought to justice, and Trigger's undercover past is laid to rest, none of them will ever be truly safe...

Summer on Firefly Lake

By Gilroy, Jen

2017-07 - Forever

9781455569601 Check Our Catalog

A Firefly Lake Novel

Sometimes love is better the second time around. . .

Mia Gibbs spent her marriage putting her husband's needs before her own. And now, after a painful divorce, she's building a new life for herself and her two daughters back home at Firefly Lake. The last thing she needs is a man to complicate things. But former bad boy turned friend Nick McGuire-and the one kiss they've shared-has turned everything upside down . . .

Attorney Nick McGuire wasn't meant to be a family man. His career has always been his focus and after taking time out to help his mother, he's ready to get back to the city . . . until Mia and her daughters arrive at Firefly Lake. Mia is beautiful and intriguing, and it doesn't take long to realize being "just friends" will never be enough. As the summer nights turn colder, Nick will have to choose between the life he's always wanted . . . and the woman he can't live without.

Love Blooms

By Pope, Jamie

2017-07 - Dafina Books

9781496708700 Check Our Catalog

When mistakes haunt your every choice, how do you find the courage to follow your own heart?

An unstable childhood and a bad marriage have left Nova unable to trust anyone--especially herself. She'd do anything for her young son, but feels she'll never be a good enough mother. She's got major talent as a stylist and makeup artist, but big-time success would mean leaving the safety of Martha's Vineyard and the only family she has left. Still, she needs to kick-start her life in a new direction. The last thing she needs is her childhood frenemy, Tanner Brennan, confusing her even more.

An Ex-Army Ranger, Tanner was looking for peace and routine when he came back home to Martha's Vineyard. Scrapping with Nova reminds him of the hopeful boy he was, before secrets and guilt closed him off. But there's no way he can fight her raw vulnerability--or his longing to become part of her life. And as their all-too-fragile bond is threatened in ways they never expected, he and Nova have only one chance to finally come to terms with the past--and find the future in each other.

Praise for Jamie Pope's Love Blooms

"This heartwarming sequel to Hope Blooms returns to Martha's Vineyard, where the teasing, flirtatious relationship between single mother Nova Reed and ex-soldier Tanner Brennan blossoms into a steamy romance." -- Publishers Weekly

Praise for Jamie Pope's Hope Blooms

"Beautifully written . . . a story you won't forget." -- Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author

Bittersweet

By McCoy, Shirlee

2017-07 - Zebra

9781420139310 Check Our Catalog

In Benevolence, Washington, the Lamont family's luscious handmade chocolates are a beloved tradition--and the sweetest of comforts. And for the most reserved of the three Lamont sisters, they're a much-needed way to challenge the past, rekindle hope--and make happiness for a lifetime.

Caring family and friends, tranquil streets--ex-prosecutor Willow Lamont wishes these could make her feel truly at home. She's back to help her grandfather manage Chocolate Haven, a long held dream come true. But she's struggling to make their unique fudge--and to cope with a secret trauma that haunts her. Yet when she finds an abandoned baby who breaks her heart wide open, she wonders how long she can hide her emotions--especially from warm, handsome, and way too nosey Deputy Sheriff Jax Gordon.

Always an outsider, Jax knows more than he should about loss. But he didn't expect his difficult search for baby "Miracle's" mother would reveal such a vulnerable side to the accomplished, beautiful woman he's always admired. Earning Willow's trust is the hardest thing he's ever had to do. Yet between her honesty and courage, he's longing to fill her life with rekindled joy--and a forever of irresistible love.

Praise for Shirlee McCoy's Sweet Haven

"Fans of Debbie Macomber will appreciate McCoy's sweet, funny, heartwarming romance with its friendly, small-town setting." --Booklist (starred review)

"A delicious small-town treat." --Library Journal

Last Gentleman Standing

By Ashford, Jane

2017-09 - Sourcebooks Casablanca

9781492655275 Check Our Catalog

"Jane Ashford's characters are true to their times, yet they radiate the freshness of today."--Historical Novel Reviews

A fun, witty Regency romance from bestselling author Jane Ashford. Young heiress Lady Elisabeth Elham has no need for marriage, but warding off London's most charming suitors is easier said than done.

Miss Elisabeth Elham is an unlikely heiress. She never knew the curmudgeonly uncle who died suddenly and left her a fortune. She's proud, outspoken and independent--a definite challenge for London's fortune hunting suitors.

As various determined gentlemen vie for her attention at balls, routs, picnics and parties, Elisabeth finds herself embroiled with a charming rake, a mysterious nabob, and an elegant neighbor. This would all be great fun, if only she wasn't so fascinated by the one man in London who's not trying to woo her...

Originally titled Bluestocking, this story has been unavailable for over 25 years.

Mess with Me

By Helm, Nicole

2017-08 - Zebra

9781420142785 Check Our Catalog

In Gracely, Colorado, it's all about the climb--into the rugged Rocky Mountains, and over the obstacles that life has thrown in your way. With the right partner, the view from the top is grand . . .

Sam Goodall knows how to hide. And in the years since his sister's death, he's done just that, burying himself in his work at the Evans brothers' Mile High Adventures as a backpacking guide. Clients don't mind his strong, silent demeanor, and he's happy to leave the rest of the world behind when he's hiking, or holed up in the off-grid cabin he calls home. But he owes his life--what there is of it--to the Evans boys, and when they ask for a favor, he can't refuse.

Hayley Winthrop is looking for something she's never had--a true sense of family, and a purpose. Finding her half brothers was the first step--discovering where she belongs in the world is the next. Could it be in the fresh air of small-town Gracely? With hunky Sam agreeing to train her as an outdoors guide, she's torn between exploring her newfound skills and getting closer to him. But chipping away at the walls around Sam could take a lifetime . . .

Sam is stuck in the past, and Hayley is looking toward her future--they're a mismatched pair from the start. But the connection between them right now is too good to let go . . .

" A] deeply moving contemporary...The protagonists are refreshingly willing to be up front about their feelings and listen to each other, and readers will want to revisit their story often." --Publishers Weekly (STARRED REVIEW) on Need You Now

Wild Ride Cowboy

By Yates, Maisey

2017-08 - Harlequin Books

9780373803644 Check Our Catalog

He's come back to Copper Ridge, Oregon, to keep a promise--even if it means losing his heart...Putting down roots in Copper Ridge was never Alex Donnelly's intention. But if there's one thing the ex-military man knows, it's that life rarely unfolds as expected. If it did, his best friend and brother-in-arms would still be alive. And Alex wouldn't have inherited a ranch or responsibility for his late comrade's sister--a woman who, despite her inexperience, can bring tough-as-iron Alex to his knees.Clara Campbell didn't ask for a hero to ride in and fix her ranch and her life. All she wants is the one thing stubborn, honorable Alex is reluctant to give: a chance to explore their intense chemistry. But Clara has a few lessons to teach him, too...about trusting his heart and his instincts, and letting love take him on the wildest adventure of all.

My Fair Lover: A Legendary Lovers Novel

By Jordan, Nicole

2017-08 - Ballantine Books

9780553392579 Check Our Catalog

Nicole Jordan's irresistible Legendary Lovers series continues in this sizzling twist on My Fair Lady, as a bewitching beauty and a rakish sea captain trade favors . . . and tempt fate.

Lady Katherine Wilde believes she has crushed any lingering romantic feelings toward Brandon Deverill, who spurned her six years ago. And now that the rough-edged rogue needs polishing to claim his inheritance, she's willing to strike a practical bargain: Kate will mold the brash privateer into an acceptable English nobleman if Deverill will safeguard her from brigands on a voyage to recover lost family treasure. However, the soul-melting kiss that seals their agreement just may reignite blazing passion.

Brandon's fortitude was sorely tested when he turned Kate away from his bed all those years ago. Even a rake such as he wouldn't seduce an innocent beauty before sailing into battle. But now that he's inherited a title and must take a suitable bride, he sets his sights on Kate. Though he fiercely desires her, true love is a notion that baffles him--until their adventure turns perilous and Brandon realizes he'd gladly trade his life to save the woman who has captured his heart.

Praise for My Fair Lover

"There's Nicole] Jordan's signature humor, a high degree of sensuality, emotional depth and deep sighs galore. This is Jordan at her best."--RT Book Reviews

"With her latest entrancing tale in her Legendary Lovers series, Jordan puts a sexy twist on Pygmalion, and her flair for fusing smoldering love scenes with a plot spiked with action and danger makes her book a must-read for fans of old-school historical romances by the likes of Kathleen Woodiwiss and Judith McNaught."--Booklist

"Nicole Jordan is a powerhouse when it comes to historical romances. In this story I was expecting another fabulous Regency romance, which I got. But I also got so much more."--Night Owl Reviews

"A beautifully crafted adventure filled with passion and peril. . . . Readers will savor this splendid installment of a consistently strong series."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Gay repartee and an exciting exploration of a sunken ship, My Fair Lover will hit all the high marks for an unforgettable read this month."--Romance Reviews Today

"A romantic and enjoyable read with intelligent and likable protagonists, and it makes for a satisfying and entertaining read."--Fresh Fiction

Fly Away with Me

By Fox, Susan

2017-07 - Zebra

9781420143249 Check Our Catalog

Known for its rugged beauty and eccentric residents, tiny Blue Moon Harbor is big on love . . .

For busy lawyer Eden Blaine, a trip to a Pacific Northwest island she's never even heard of is far from a vacation. Eden's ailing mother has tasked her with finding her long-lost aunt, who once had ties to a commune on the island. Still reeling from a breakup with her longtime boyfriend, romance is the last thing Eden is looking for. But her gorgeous seaplane pilot has her wondering if a carefree rebound fling is exactly what she needs. . .

Aaron Gabriel has no illusions about happily ever after. His troubled childhood made sure of that. But he does appreciate a pretty woman's company, and Eden is the exact combination of smart and sexy that turns him on. Still, as he helps her search for her missing aunt, the casual relationship he imagined quickly becomes something much more passionate--and much harder to give up. Can two people determined to ignore romance recognize that their heated connection is the kind of love destined to last?

Praise for Susan Fox's Caribou Crossing series

"The perfect sweep-you-away story--smart, sexy, funny and touching. Susan Fox delivers an unforgettable read." --Susan Wiggs on Home on the Range

"One hot romance to remember." --Publishers Weekly on Ring of Fire

"Fox's honest storytelling is filled with sweet and raw moments that engage readers from the very first page." --RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars on Ring of Fire


"A slow, sexy build to a pretty great happy ending...The perfect scorching summer read." --Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

Blackthorne's Bride: A Bitter Creek Novel

By Johnston, Joan

2017-07 - Dell

9780399177743 Check Our Catalog

A rogue nobleman, a rescued lady, and revenge undone by romance all play a part in New York Times bestselling author Joan Johnston's irresistible novel of best-laid plots, delicious deception, and unexpected passion.

Two years have passed since Josie Wentworth was bought from the Sioux for a gold watch and whisked back to England by Marcus Wharton, the Duke of Blackthorne. When Marcus breaks his promise to return Josie to America, she ends up as a maid in the home of his charming but neglected nephews. Once Josie's long-lost family finds her, however, the suddenly wealthy heiress sets out to save the two boys from their indifferent uncle--and teach the duke a lesson in honor.

Learning that Marcus is seeking a rich American bride to save his estate, Josie plots to catch his eye--certain he'll never recognize the beauty she's become as the ragged captive he rescued. But Josie doesn't wager on her marital charade taking a tender turn, as the nobleman she's despised for years proves to be a very different man than she's imagined. And there's no denying his passionate caresses, as she falls deeper under the spell of a husband determined to claim her heart.

Praise for Blackthorne's Bride

" Joan] Johnston's gloriously dramatic twelfth Bitter Creek novel, the fourth installment in her Mail Order Bride subseries, whisks readers across the Atlantic. . . . This] page-turner is replete with romantic angst, sizzling sex, and the promise of an enduring love."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Second chances, marriage of convenience, revenge, reconnection, and redemption . . . Blackthorne's Bride is another winner from Joan Johnston that gives readers a delicious story of love, laughter, forgiveness, and family."--Smexy Books

"Blackthorne's Bride is a sweeping tale that takes you from the Wild West . . . to Regency England. It's] a feisty and surprisingly enticing romance that takes you on an adventure through the city streets of London and the countryside."--Addicted to Romance

"Riveting . . . Johnston excels at descriptions, peppered with period details that make this book a picturesque reading experience."--Buried Under Romance

Tougher in Texas

By Dell, Kari Lynn

2017-08 - Sourcebooks Casablanca

9781492632009 Check Our Catalog

"Look out, world There's a new cowboy in town."-CAROLYN BROWN, NY Times Bestselling Author for Tangled in Texas

He's got five rules
And she's aiming to break them all

Rodeo producer Cole Jacobs has his hands full running Jacobs Livestock. He can't afford to lose a single cowboy, so when Cousin Violet offers to send along a more-than-capable replacement, he's got no choice but to accept. He expects a grizzled Texas good ol' boy.

He gets Shawnee Pickett.

Wild and outspoken, ruthlessly self-reliant, Shawnee's not looking for anything but a good time. It doesn't matter how quickly the tall, dark and intense cowboy gets under her skin-Cole deserves something real, and Shawnee can't promise him forever. Life's got a way of kicking her in the teeth, and she's got her bags packed before tragedy can knock her down. Too bad Cole's not the type to give up when the going gets tough...

"A standout in western romance." -Publishers Weekly for Reckless in Texas

Texas Rodeo Series:
Reckless in Texas (Book 1)
Tangled in Texas (Book 2)
Tougher in Texas (Book 3)

What People Are Saying:
"An extraordinarily gifted writer."--KAREN TEMPLETON for Reckless in Texas
"Real Ranches. Real Rodeo. Real Romance."--LAURA DRAKE for Reckless in Texas
"A sexy, engaging romance set in the captivating world of rodeo."--Kirkus for Reckless in Texas
"Illuminating...a standout in western romance."--Publishers Weekly for Reckless in Texas

A Covert Affair

By Mann, Susan

2017-08 - Zebra Shout

9781420143317 Check Our Catalog

Shelve under: Travel, Romance, Art Theft, Hostages.

Librarian and CIA agent-in-training Quinn Ellington and her handsome spy boyfriend James "Bond" Anderson find themselves in the middle of an international incident when the Indian ambassador is kidnapped from a Library of Congress event. The key to saving the ambassador is tangled up with a long-lost sacred library, a desecrated temple, and some very modern machinations. At least their cover as blissful newlyweds isn't too hard to pull off . . .

"Do not miss out on this fun-filled ride."
--RT Book Reviews on The Librarian and the Spy

You Say It First: A Small-Town Wedding Romance

By Mallery, Susan

2017-08 - Harlequin Books

9780373799336 Check Our Catalog

"Romance novels don't get much better than Mallery's expert blend of emotional nuance, humor and superb storytelling." --Booklist The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fool's Gold romances invites you to visit Happily Inc., a wedding destination founded on a fairy tale Sculptor Nick Mitchell grew up in a family of artists and learned from his volatile father that passion only leads to pain. As he waits on a new commission, he takes a day job as a humble carpenter at a theme wedding venue. The job has its perks--mainly the venue's captivating owner, Pallas Saunders. Pallas adores Weddings in a Box. But if she can't turn the floundering business around, she'll have no choice but to cave to her domineering mother and work at the family's bank. Then when a desperate bride begs Pallas for something completely out of the box, her irresistible new hire inspires her. Nick knows she doesn't belong behind a desk, and she knows in her heart that he's right--where she really belongs is in his arms. Don't miss the next book in the Happily Inc. series, Second Chance Girl

Knight on the Texas Plains

By Broday, Linda

2017-08 - Sourcebooks Casablanca

9781492646501 Check Our Catalog

Duel McCain is a gambling drifter, but a poker game soon thrusts him into the role of father to an abandoned baby. Then a beautiful but condemned woman stumbles upon his campfire. The fugitive beauty aims to keep Duel at arm's length, but she and the baby are clearly made for each other. Worse, the innocent infant and alleged murderess open Duel's heart, making him long for a real family.

In His Hands

By Anders, Adriana

2017-08 - Sourcebooks Casablanca

9781492633907 Check Our Catalog

"Anders excels at creating sympathetic characters who will win the reader's heart."--Publishers Weekly, STARRED Review

The rules are simple:
Never speak to outsiders.
Never yearn for something more.
And never, ever seek the pleasure of a stolen kiss...or a whispered promise that with him, she can finally be free.

Abby Merkley has been a member of the Church of the Apocalyptic Faith since she was a child, and there's no way out...until her darkly handsome, brooding neighbor defies the rules and takes her into the safety of his arms.

He should frighten her, but everything inside Abby thrills at Luc Stanek's rough manners and shockingly gentle touch. He excites her, ignites her, leaves her shaken and wanting more. But evil men follow in her footsteps, and it may take more than one fierce beauty to defend her loving beast.

Blank Canvas series:
Under Her Skin (Book 1)
By Her Touch (Book 2)
In His Hands (Book 3)

Praise for Blank Canvas:
"A dark and emotional tale that will make your spine tingle as well as your heart."-SARINA BOWEN, USA Today bestselling author of Bittersweet for Under Her Skin
"The perfect romance...a hint of danger, a whole lot of spice, and an HEA you believe in."-ANNE CALHOUN, award-winning author of Under the Surface for Under Her Skin
"Emotionally riveting page-turner."-Publishers Weekly STARRED for Under Her Skin
"Incredibly sexy, heartbreaking, and intense."-Kirkus for Under Her Skin
"Gripping and] emotionally satisfying."-Publishers Weekly STARRED for By Her Touch
"Anders has created wonderful variations on the beauty and the beast theme with] a greatly tormented hero, and a powerful mix of menace and romance."-Booklist for By Her Touch