By April Hunt
Charlotte "Charlie" Sparks has always fought hard---to get away from the life she once had, to hold on to the one she lives now, and to strive for the one that's just a hair's breadth out of reach. The only thing left between her and becoming an operative is one more trial mission...and six-and-a-half foot former SEAL commander Vincent Franklin. But pretending to be married to the irritating man while figuring out who is behind a stretch of murders may push Charlie over the edge...if she doesn't push Vince off a cliff first.Vince Franklin loves his job at Alpha Security. He gets to work with his friends, stay close to his family, and kick the ever loving shit out of some of the world's nastiest bad-asses. Annoying the hell out of the foul-talking, tattooed Brit who he has the temporary pleasure of calling his wife is just an added perk. He knows what this op means to her, and he isn't about to screw it up. But both their budding relationship and their assignment is threatened when the killer they're searching for sets his sights on Charlie.
The Playboy Bachelor
By Rachel Van Dyken
Margot McCleery refuses to let Bentley Wellington weasel his way into her life. After her grandmother bids on him at an auction - and wins - she discovers they're stuck together for thirty days. In the same house. Under the same roof. Eating the same food.She'd rather push him off a cliff than have anything to do with the notorious playboy. But his smiles start breaking down her defenses, not to mention the compliments, the flowers, the conversations. And since her parents' death he's the only man who's ever looked at her like she wasn't broken.Bentley Wellington has never wanted for anything. Until now. His sexual prowess is legendary. The list of women he's seduced - endless. So proving himself to his grandfather by cheering up the shy romance novelist Margot McCleery - easy. At least it should be, but the minute he meets the woman, she sees right through him, and rather than fall for his easy charm, she fights him at every turn. It's going to take more than his playboy ways to win her over, but relying on his heart has never been an option - after all, why rely on something so easily breakable?
When the Scoundrel Sins
By Anna Harrington
Six years ago, a childish prank perpetrated by the reckless Quinton Carlisle ruined Annabelle Greene's reputation and any chance she had at securing a successful marriage. Incensed, she moved to her beloved estate on the Scottish border and has reveled in the solitude...until now when the contents of a family will are revealed. Suddenly, Belle's single status may cost her the only home she's ever known. Now, with her only marital prospect a horribly greedy and completely undesirable man, Belle knows just the person to rescue her-the one person who owes her for his bad behavior...There's nothing Quinn Carlisle wants more than to get out from his older brother's shadow and make a name for himself abroad. So when a mysterious letter arrives, promising adventure, he rushes to the Scottish border...only to find that Belle laid a trap for him. The awkward, shy bluestocking whom he so enjoyed tormenting is gone, replaced by a graceful, elegant woman who ignites a desire in him he can't resist. Can Quinn help her save her home-and win her heart in the process?
Here Comes the Bride
By Hope Ramsay
Laurie Wilson has always known that she would marry Brandon Kopp. Thrilled that the big day is finally arriving, Laurie throws her heart and soul into planning their wedding at Eagle Hill Manor. But on the day of, just as the minister gets to that part where he asks if there are any reasons the marriage shouldn't go forward, her fiancé stops the proceedings. Humiliated, Laurie finds it even harder to bear since she knows in her heart of hearts that the only man for her is the one who just dumped her.Andrew Lyndon, the best man, sees Laurie's pain and comes up with the perfect plan to make Brandon realize his mistake. He rounds up all of the groomsmen and gets each of them to agree to pose as Laurie's "boyfriend of the moment." He's sure that Brandon will be consumed by jealousy once he sees Laurie moving on with her life -- and doing so with one or more of his friends. The plan works like a charm. There's just one problem: Andrew discovers he wants Laurie for more than just a pretend relationship....
Can't Stop Lovin' You
By Lynnette Austin
SHE'S THE ONLY DREAM HE WANTS...Hometown girl Maggie Sullivan can't wait to get out of Maverick Junction. Designing the wedding gown of the year for her friend-and America's Favorite Heiress-is the break Maggie's been waiting for. But her lifelong dream takes an unexpected turn when she runs into her high school sweetheart-now the town's hotter-than-hot veterinarian.Brawley Odell, country right down to the tips of his cowboy boots, has returned to take over the local animal doctor's practice. But the real reason he's in town is that he's never stopped thinking about the fiery green-eyed beauty who once captured his heart . . .
The Nearness of You
By Dorothy Garlock
The new novel from bestselling author Dorothy Garlock, the Voice of America's Heartland, set in the small town of Hooper's Crossing, New York in 1952.Librarian Lily Denton has spent her entire life as the dutiful mayor's daughter--polite, responsible, and devoted. She had no choice. Her mother died when she was little and all she wanted was to make her dad smile. So she did everything he ever wanted and stayed in town. But now at twenty-one years old, Lily has a secret. She's been fantasizing about leaving the small town of Hooper's Crossing and moving to New York City, being rebellious and free. She craves excitement and adventure. Little does she know trouble is on its way.... Life Magazine photographer Boone Tatum does not want to photograph a fall festival in some tiny little town. He's captured war-ravaged Europe and the jungles of South America. How exciting could hayrides and bobbing for apples be for Life's readers? But duty calls. The last thing Boone expected was to be utterly captivated by the town's beautiful blonde librarian so he snaps her picture and begins falling for her immediately. But Lily's over-protective father won't allow his precious daughter to take up with a rootless city slicker. Can Boone convince Lily--and her powerful father--that his intentions are true?
By Sara Richardson
Lucas Cortez was never planning on coming back to Topaz Falls. To everyone in town, he's the hoodlum who set fire to the stables on the rodeo grounds when he was eighteen years old. Little do they know, he took the fall to protect his little brother. But now his father is battling Parkinson's disease and Lucas must come home. As a single mom, Naomi Sullivan keeps her beloved daughter's world perfectly organized. As the finance manager at the Cortez Ranch, she reconciles the books to the penny. Everything is wonderful until Lucas Cortez, her disgraced high school sweetheart, comes back to Topaz Falls. She was heartbroken when he was sent to prison at the end of their senior year. In her grief she made a mistake and slept with his friend, Mark. But, she never knew for sure if she was carrying Mark's baby or Lucas's. But now Lucas is back and her perfectly ordered world starts to unravel. As she spends time with him, she forgets about her boundaries and sees the man she'd once loved. But things get complicated when her ex comes back to town and wants to be a part of their daughter's life. Suddenly, Naomi finds herself facing the secrets of her past head on.
One Week to the Wedding
By Olivia Miles
Kate Daniels is living every woman's nightmare. Her fiance just left her for Kate's little sister and now, adding insult to injury, Kate has been asked to be the maid of honor and wedding planner at her best friend's wedding. The wedding of Kate's dreams may have imploded, but she's determined to make her best friend's special day go off without a hitch...at least until one very stubborn--and sexy--best man shows up in Misty Point determined to ruin everything.What begins as an ordeal to survive turns into the craziest, most exciting--and romantic--week of Kate's life. And when her sister arrives unxpectedly, asking for forgiveness, Kate will learn the power of second chances--and how tight those familial ties that bind can be.
By Victoria Denault
Levi Casco and Jude Braddock are the dynamic duo for the San Francisco Thunder hockey team. They're some of the highest paid, best performing players in the NHL and on the verge of leading their team to back-to-back Stanley Cups. Although they work perfectly together on the ice and are compatible teammates, off the ice they couldn't be more different. Levi is serious, rational, emotionless. Jude is brash, impetuous, lecherous and a live wire emotionally. But then Levi runs into Tessa, Jude's only serious ex-girlfriend, and he was front row center when they broke up eleven months ago. Tessa is also the object of Levi's secret fantasies. With Jude out of the picture, he and Tessa give in to their lust. It's just fun, it's just lust... until they realize it isn't. By then Jude has realized Tessa is back in town and he's trying to win her back. But is Jude really a changed man? Does Levi love Tessa enough to fight for her? Even if it costs him professionally? And who does Tessa really want?
By Susan Sleeman
Each day could be her last...but not if he can help it.Tara Parrish is the only person ever to survive an attack by the Lone Wolf bomber. Scared and emotionally scarred by her near death, she goes into hiding with only one plan--to stay alive for another day. She knows he's coming after her, and if he finds her, he will finish what he started.Agent Cal Riggins has had only one goal for the past six months-to save lives by ending the Lone Wolf's bombing spree. To succeed, he needs the help of Tara Parrish, the one person who can lead them to the bomber. Cal puts his all into finding Tara, but once he locates her, he realizes if he can find her, the Lone Wolf can, too. Now Cal's goal changes. Protect Tara at all costs and make no mistakes while hunting down the bomber, as one wrong move could be fatal.
By Denise Grover Swank
When career-focused Lanie Rogers meets playboy Tyler at a mutual friend's wedding, the sparks between them are immediate. She's only in town for a few weeks to open a new location of her business, and he's not interested in anything serious either. A no-strings relationship sounds perfect. Besides, what could go wrong...After his last relationship ended in disaster, Tyler Norris vows to stay away from women. That's easy until Lanie. She's smart and funny, and before he knows it, they're spending every day and night together. Tyler knows he's finally met the one woman he can't let go...but can he convince her to stay?
Maybe This Love
By Jennifer Snow
Ben Westmore is the ultimate player--on and off the ice. He's used to getting exactly everything he wants, and this year he's determined to win the Stanley Cup. But after a drunken mistake leaves him in the middle of a divorce from a woman he married on impulse in Las Vegas, his focus is more than a little compromised. He just wants to put the whole episode behind him and move on, but his new 'wife' has other ideas, and she hires one of the best divorce attorneys in the country: Olivia Davis.Olivia Davis has made a career out of representing women in high-profile divorce cases. But the more time she spends with Ben Westmore, the more she realizes she might be representing the wrong party. He isn't the bad guy she thought he was, and there are hidden depths behind his playboy persona. What really worries Olivia, though, are the major sparks between her and Ben whenever they're together. It's a complication Olivia doesn't want in her life. But Ben's determined to convince her he's exactly what she needs.
It Happened On Love Street
By Lia Riley
Briar Bates is a Yankee fish out of water in Everland, Georgia. She's even allergic to peaches. But when the law clerk job she moved for falls through, she's stuck due to a watertight lease agreement. Good thing sexy Rhett "the Vet" Valentine hires her as a dog walker for his sister. At least she'll be able to pay the bills, all while flirting with Jasper Donovan, the mysterious, hotter-than-a-sultry-southern-night blind guy who hangs out in the dog park with his guide dog and braille copies of classic literature. Rhett Valentine is intrigued by the cute former lawyer who is almost run down by his golden retrievers. And when she agrees to work for his sister, he knows he has the "in" he needs. Too bad she's completely wrapped up in that jerk Jasper. But he vows to reveal who Jasper really is and make Briar see the great guy who's been in front of her all along.But no good lawyer and daughter can stay a dog walker forever. What about Briar's big city ambitions? And even more importantly, what about her parents who might need her to help with their retirement? Can Briar really give up a life of money and glamor for the love of a small town and a cute guy?