The Billionaire Next Door
By Jessica Lemmon
A CINDERELLA STORY...Rachel Foster had to find work somewhere after her ex-boyfriend screwed her over at the office. Enter: a position as a bartender at a local pub and an odd job as a dog sitter in Crane Tower, a high end apartment building downtown. Her goal is to gather enough money to finally get out on her own, so when her tall, handsome, and as she learns later-billionaire neighbor comes to her with a proposition, she can't turn him down.In charge of Guest and Restaurant services, it's Tag Crane's job to be the life of the party, but his portion of the company is in serious trouble. When he takes on overhauling the pool bars for Crane hotels, he knows he's going to need an advisor. Not only is the gorgeous blonde in his building a smart savvy business woman turned bartender, but she's snared his attention in a way no other woman ever has. One steamy makeout session later, and she agrees to come with him to Hawaii. Score. Rachel used to be intimidated by everything about Tag Crane, until several sultry nights where she learns she's just as capable of turning him inside out as he is her. But she knows a player is always a player, and soon her luxury lifestyle will turn back into a pumpkin. Since she first met him, she'd promised to tuck the moments with Tag into her heart and move on, but now that she's fallen for the billionaire prince, is she willing to walk away?
The Billionaire Bachelor
By Jessica Lemmon
Reese Crane has a problem. His father has been grooming Reese to take over as the CEO of the infamous Crane Hotel brand when he's ready to retire and that day has finally come. Too bad the Board of Directors isn't on-board. Reese's past as a manwhore has been splashed all over the tabloids and gossip columns and the last thing the Board wants is a pleasure-seeking playboy to sully the company name. But Reese isn't giving up so easily. They want a settled man to lead the company? Then that's exactly what he'll give them.Merina Van Heusen will do anything to keep her parents' funky and historic boutique hotel in business-even marry cold-as-ice but sexy-as-hell billionaire bachelor Reese Crane to do it. It's a simple business contract-six months of "marriage", absolute secrecy, and the Van Heusen is all hers again. But nothing is ever that simple.Now married and appearing together publicly, Merina has no problem putting on a show for the cameras but what she doesn't expect is to be as wildly attracted to Reese behind closed doors as he is for her. With sparks flying and tempers flaring, they give into the volatile attraction more than once and Merina finds herself faced with her worst nightmare: falling in love with her husband.
Brotherhood in Death
By J. D. Robb
JUSTICE IS SERVED.Edward Mira is a powerful man, with a lot of enemies. But when the former senator is violently abducted, Lieutenant Eve Dallas suspects his kidnap is more personal than political. Someone is seeking justice; the bloodier the better. Edward's cousin Dennis was injured during the abduction - and that makes things very personal for Eve and her husband Roarke. Dennis is a beloved friend, married to NYPSD's top profiler Charlotte Mira. But as Eve delves deeper into the case, dark secrets emerge that could tear the family apart. Edward Mira has friends in high places - and they all seem to be hiding something. As her investigation takes a shocking turn, Eve finds that not all victims are innocent, and that some bonds are forged not in friendship, but in blood.
By MJ Summers
USA Today bestselling author MJ Summers brings us another unforgettable love story - be swept away by a heartwarming romance this winterSometimes it takes losing everything to help you find the only thing you need . . . Three years have passed since Trey Johnson left his family's ranch in Colorado under a cloud of shame. Guilt-ridden, Trey has kept far away from his past and his loved ones ever since, working as hard as he can in the hope of redemption. But a tragic accident is about change his life forever - Trey must step up and become a single father to a tiny son he barely knows . . . Travelling at once to Brazil, Trey must put everything on the line if he is to bring his son home. The last thing he expects is to find himself so strongly drawn to Alessandra Santos, his son's beautiful nanny.Alessandra, obedient daughter and excellent student, always does what others expect. Whether it's her demanding mother or her unreasonable employer, Alessandra finds it almost impossible to reach for what she really wants. But when Trey Johnson saunters into her life, she will have to find her true voice or lose him forever.Perfect for fans of Samantha Young, Jill Shalvis and Fiona HarperPraise for MJ Summers:'I inhaled this book... Riveting sexual heat... A delicious and definite five star read.' Jennifer Sage, author of The Guardian Archives series'MJ Summers is slowly killing me. First she wrote a book about a sexy cowboy and now she's written one about a sexy Frenchman. I loved Breaking Love and it was worth every one of the 5 stars that I gave it.' - Karen, A Thousand Lives Book Blog 'Addictive, provocative and all things naughty and nice.'- Chicks that Read'A fun, often humorous, escapist tale that will have readers blushing, laughing and rooting for its characters.'- KIRKUS Reviews
The Bone Orchard
By Paul Doiron
In the aftermath of a family tragedy, Mike Bowditch has left the Maine Warden Service and is working as a fishing guide in the North Woods. But when his mentor Sgt. Kathy Frost is forced to kill a troubled war veteran in an apparent case of 'suicide by cop,' he begins having second thoughts about his decision. Now Kathy finds herself the target of a government inquiry and outrage from the dead soldier's platoon mates. Soon she finds herself in the sights of a sniper, as well. When the sergeant is shot outside her farmhouse, Mike joins the hunt to find the mysterious man responsible. To do so, the ex-warden must plunge into his friend's secret past - even as a beautiful woman from Mike's own past returns, throwing into jeopardy his tentative romance with wildlife biologist Stacey Stevens. As Kathy Frost lies on the brink of death and a dangerous shooter stalks the blueberry barrens of central Maine, Bowditch is forced to confront the choices he has made and determine, once and for all, the kind of man he truly is, in The Bone Orchard by Paul Doiron.Praise for The Poacher's Son: An excellent debut - filled with murder, betrayal and a terrific sense of place. C.J. Box. A stunning debut...At its heart this is a tale of bitter betrayal, lost hopes and broken dreams. The book has a tautness that is impossible to forget and which left me close to tears. It is also the first in a series. Its successor, Trespasser, also featuring Bowditch, is on the way. Grab him now. Daily Mail. Stunning vistas...eye popping scenes - The New York Times Book Review. This is a compelling, moving and utterly impressive debut - Andre Dubus III, author of House of Sand and Fog. The Poacher's Son is one of the best written debut novels I have read in years. This novel has it all - a great plot, a wonderful Maine woods setting and a truly remarkable and believable cast of characters. - Nelson de Mille.
By MJ Summers
For fans of Samantha Young and Jodi Ellen Malpas comes a classic romance with a side of sizzling seduction by the bestselling author of Break in TwoAs art director of Style Magazine in Manhattan, Harper Young's life is glamorous and fast-paced, just the way she likes it. This small town girl has left her roots - and her painful past - a million miles away . . . until one phone call changes everything. It's time to face her childhood and the man she left behind . . . When Evan Donovan isn't on a construction site, he is usually hanging from a cliff somewhere. He's been dealt a rough hand when it comes to love and now believes in keeping things simple. But when Harper Young drops back into his life, things suddenly get complicated. He resolves to stay away but the pull he feels to her is just too strong. Harper and Evan quickly find themselves in each other's arms, telling themselves it's only for now and that soon they'll go back to their very different lives. But true love doesn't exactly play by the rules - before long they're falling hard and fast. Soon they will have to ask themselves whether they're brave enough to put it all on the line and fight for their forever . . . Reviews for MJ Summers:'Your book was a refreshing change from all the others in the genre, which are so similar that I forget which character was which book when I think back. Yours was so set apart with its clearly individual story, I won't forget it. Thank you!''Let me tell you how much I loved this book! OMG! I stayed up ALL night finishing it. I could not put it down! This book had just the right amount of anguish and jealousy for me. I left a 5 star review on Amazon and would have given 10 stars if I could. I'm not sure I enjoyed a book this much since Taking Chances by Molly McAdams and that's saying something!' 'Loved it! So happy I have discovered your writing. Sexiness [and] realism - just what today's real women need, crave and understand. Great writing. Looking for more in the near future. BRAVO!!"'Trust me, if you want a HOT story that will not only make you laugh out loud and pull your heart strings at the same time, BUY THIS BOOK'
Bringing Home the Bad Boy
By Jessica Lemmon
Evan Downey needs a new beginning. Since the death of his wife five years ago, the brilliant tattoo artist has shut himself away in a prison of grief that not even his work can break him out of-and what's worse, Evan knows his son Lyon is bearing the brunt of his seclusion. Moving back to the lake town of Evergreen Cove where he spent his childhood summers is his last chance for a fresh start.Charlotte Harris knows she owes it to her best friend's memory to help Evan and his son find their way again but she can't stop her traitorous heart from skipping a beat every time she looks into Evan's mesmerizing eyes. Charlotte is determined to stay strictly in the Friend Zone - until a mind-blowing night knocks that plan by the wayside. Now, if they're brave enough to let it, Charlotte and Evan might just find a love capable of healing their broken hearts . . .
By MJ Summers
Luc Chevalier is a satisfied man - or so he thinks. His businesses are thriving, he has all the excitement, money and beautiful women any man could want. He dines at the best restaurants and stays at the most luxurious hotels as he makes his way around the globe. So why does he suddenly find himself so restless?Megan Sullivan is a single mom with a rather ordinary life. She is comfortable with things just the way they are. She has a six-year-old son, Elliott, a cozy house in Boulder, Colorado, and a photography business to put food on the table. Megan is on her own and she intends to keep it that way.But when Megan is convinced by her best friend to take a trip to Paris, she's thrust into the arms of Luc Chevalier, the sexiest man to ever set foot on the Eiffel Tower. They agree to one night together and no more. In those few short hours he manages to draw out the passionate woman that Megan has carefully hidden away for years. Once she has a taste of what she's been missing, she finds it almost impossible to go back to her life as it was.Will two people who don't believe in happily-ever-after manage to put aside their doubts and find their forever? Reviews for Breaking Love:'Your book was a refreshing change to all the others in the genre, which are so similar that I forget which character was which book when I think back. Yours was so set apart with its clearly individual story, I won't forget it. Thank you!''Let me tell you how much I loved this book! OMG! I stayed up ALL night finishing it. I could not put it down! This book had just the right amount of anguish and jealousy for me. I left a 5 star review on Amazon and would have given 10 stars if I could. I'm not sure I enjoyed a book this much since Taking Chances by Molly McAdams and that's saying something!' 'Loved it! So happy I have discovered your writing. Sexiness [and] realism - just what today's real women need, crave and understand. Great writing. Looking for more in the near future. BRAVO!!"'Trust me, if you want a HOT story that will not only make you laugh out loud and pull your heart strings at the same time, BUY THIS BOOK'
By Shelley Coriell
THE BURIEDSecrets from the past.Voices from the grave.Because nothing stays buried forever...Cypress Bend, Florida, is a small southern bayou town filled with long-buried secrets. It's also the home of successful, fiercely independent state prosecutor GRACE COURTMANCHE who's pulled into a world of terror and self-doubt when she recieves a phone call from a young woman buried alive. In a race to stop a revenge-seeking killer, Grace unearths skeletons from her past along with feelings for the one man she swore she'd never need again, THEODORE 'HATCH' HATCHER, a rootless, smooth-talking FBI crisis negotiator who's back in Cypress Bend to deal with a secret of his own.
The Baron Next Door
By Erin Knightley
After an exhausting Season spent at the mercy of the whispering Ton, Bath's first annual music festival offers Charity the perfect escape: freedom to indulge her true passion and play the pianoforte to her heart's content. That is, until their insufferably rude, though undeniably handsome, neighbour tells her to keep the "infernal racket" to a minimum.Hugh Danby, Baron Cadgwith, is in Bath to heal hidden wounds, both mental and physical. He may think he's finally put an end to the noise next door, but he has no idea what he's begun. The more he discovers about Charity, the more he finds her bothersome, vexing, and . . . inexplicably enchanting. Before long, Hugh suspects that even if his body heals, it's his heart that might end up broken."Charmingly sweet and tender..." -Publishers Weekly"One of the most beautifully crafted romances I've read in years.' - Jillian Hunter"Charming, sensitive, and compassionate, this tale is Knightley at her best." -RT Book Reviews, 4½ stars"This sweet treat of a romance will entrance you with its delicious humor and delectable characters." -Sabrina Jeffries
The Baron's Honourable Daughter
By Lynn Morris
Bestselling author Lynn Morris weaves an inspirational Regency era romance rich in period detail. The Honourable Miss Valeria Segrave is truly the unwanted stepchild. When her mother married the Earl of Maledon, he took Valeria into his home, but he never accepted her. When her stepfather suddenly dies, Valeria must take charge of her gentle, distraught mother and the vast estate that now belongs to her six-year-old half-brother, the new Earl of Maledon. Valeria finds every day a struggle as she tries to establish authority with servants, stewards, and solicitors--all men. The only person that can help her is a distant kinsman of the Earls of Maledon, Alastair, Lord Hylton. Handsome and noble, she senses under the veneer of his flawless and gentlemanly behavior that she does not quite measure up to Lord Hylton's expectations of a refined lady. In light of that, accepting his help and feeling under a burden of gratitude to him is almost unbearable. When at last Valeria goes to London for the glittering Season, she gets into a series of escapades. To her chagrin, it seems that Lord Hylton is always there to witness, criticize, and correct her behavior. But if she must engage in this battle of wits and wills with Alastair, Valeria vows she's going to win--one way or another.
By Eric Jager
A riveting true story of murder and detection in 15th-century Paris, by one of the most brilliant medievalists of his generation.On a chilly November night in 1407, Louis of Orleans was murdered by a band of masked men. The crime stunned and paralyzed France since Louis had often ruled in place of his brother King Charles, who had gone mad. As panic seized Paris, an investigation began. In charge was the Provost of Paris, Guillaume de Tignonville, the city's chief law enforcement officer--and one of history's first detectives. As de Tignonville began to investigate, he realized that his hunt for the truth was much more dangerous than he ever could have imagined.A rich portrait of a distant world, BLOOD ROYAL is a gripping story of conspiracy, crime and an increasingly desperate hunt for the truth. And in Guillaume de Tignonville, we have an unforgettable detective for the ages, a classic gumshoe for a cobblestoned era.
Barefoot by the Sea
By Roxanne St. Claire
When you think you know your heart's desire . . . Tessa Galloway is a gifted nurturer-her verdant garden at Barefoot Bay's new resort is living proof. If only the woman who can grow anything could grow what she wants most: a baby. Her friends think the right guy will come along, but Tessa doesn't want to wait. All she needs is the perfect donor to make her dream come true. Then John Brown is hired at the resort. If anyone could make beautiful babies, it's this gorgeous, mysterious man. So why does Tessa suddenly find herself wanting so much more?Can you give up all your dreams for love?It's been three long years since John Brown had to leave his old life. Forced into the witness protection program, he's desperate to be reunited with his toddler twins. When he gets that chance, there's a catch-he must prove he's got a steady job and a new wife. Landing a gig as a chef in Barefoot Bay is easy enough. And falling for lovely Tessa is even easier. The hard part? Can he win the heart of a woman who prizes honesty-when the truth may shatter it?
Barefoot in the Sun
By Roxanne St. Claire
Zoe Tamarin is a flight risk...literally. In her early thirties, this hot air balloon pilot has yet to spend more than a few years in any one place, earning her the nickname of "the tumbleweed" by her far more stable friends. There's a reason for that, however...a reason that Zoe hasn't ever told her best friends. They think it's the gypsy blood in Zoe's great aunt, Pasha Tamarin, that has kept the two women moving from town to town while Pasha raised Zoe and even after Zoe was as adult. The fact is, Pasha isn't really Zoe's aunt and they aren't just two ladies who love the next great adventure. Zoe was once lost in the foster system and to save her, Pasha "took" her and they've been careful never to set roots too deep ever since.Zoe and Pasha's latest move has them leaving Arizona to join Lacey and the other girls to help run the Casa Blanca resort in Barefoot Bay; Zoe is launching a hot air balloon ride business and hoping that the change of scenery will help her ailing old aunt.Zoe never plans to see Oliver Bradbury again, although she did run into him a year ago at a posh hotel in Naples, Florida. She assumed he was visiting and that he still lived in Chicago, where they'd met. Oliver, now a renowned oncologist known for his unorthodox and aggressive treatment of cancer, has moved to Naples permanently, and lives just on the other side of the causeway that leads to Barefoot Bay. When Zoe realizes her aunt is suffering from a rare, but she believes, treatable, cancer, they are stuck. Pasha is terrified to go to a doctor, certain that records prove that she essentially kidnapped Zoe as a little girl. But Zoe know Pasha has to get help and decides that Oliver owes her...and goes to him for help, off the books. It'll take a miracle for Pasha to survive...and another for Zoe and Oliver to find love again. But if you don't believe in miracles, how can you ever experience one?
The Bone Bed
By Patricia Cornwell
A woman has vanished while digging a dinosaur bone bed in the remote wilderness of Canada. Somehow, the only evidence has made its way to the inbox of Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta, over two thousand miles away in Boston. She has no idea why.But as events unfold with alarming speed, Scarpetta begins to suspect the paleontologist's disappearance is connected to a series of crimes much closer to home: a gruesome murder, inexplicable tortures, and trace evidence from the last living creatures of the dinosaur age.When she turns to those around her, Scarpetta finds that the danger and suspicion have penetrated even her closest circles. Her niece Lucy speaks in riddles. Her lead investigator Pete Marino and FBI husband Benton Wesley have secrets of their own. Feeling alone and betrayed, Scarpetta is tempted by someone from her past as she tracks a killer both cunning and cruel.
Barefoot in the Rain
By Roxanne St. Claire
They say you can never go home again...but when "Life Coach to the Stars" Jocelyn Bloom is embroiled in scandal, she has to try. She left Barefoot Bay -- and the boy next door who knows all her secrets -- years ago and never looked back. But nothing about the tiny island off the coast of Florida is quite how she remembers it, especially Will Palmer. He's even more gorgeous, more tempting, and still capable of turning her world inside out.Will Palmer's life is in a holding pattern. A knee injury knocked him off the path to professional baseball stardom, and coaching jobs are hard to come by. In the meantime, he's been working construction, living in his parents' old house, and keeping an eye on his elderly neighbor. Will would like to think he'd look out for anyone suffering from Alzheimer's, but Guy Bloom is more than that -- he's the last connection to Jocelyn, the woman Will has loved since they were teenagers.When Jocelyn comes home, the reunion doesn't go quite the way Will expected. Unprepared for the change in her father's personality, Jocelyn struggles to reconcile the abusive monster of her childhood with the sweet, confused man Will has grown close to. And even though the chemistry between Will and Jocelyn is as electrifying as ever, suddenly they're clashing about everything, especially her father's future. Will's capable hands can build almost anything, but can he forge a bridge to forgiveness for Jocelyn and her father? If not, the woman who's guided countless clients to happiness will never be able to escape the rainy days of her past for a sunny new future with the man who loves her.
Bury Your Dead
By Louise Penny
As Quebec City shivers in the grip of winter, its ancient stone walls cracking in the cold, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache plunges into the strangest case of his celebrated career. A man has been brutally murdered in one of the city's oldest buildings - a library where the English citizens of Quebec safeguard their history. And the death opens a door into the past, exposing a mystery that has lain dormant for centuries . . . a mystery Gamache must solve if he's to catch a present-day killer.Steeped in luscious atmosphere, brimming with the suspense and wit that have earned Louise Penny a massive global following, Bury Your Dead is the most ingenious suspense novel of the year.
The Blood Royal
By Barbara Cleverly
On his return from India, Commander Joe Sandilands, now adept at the arts of dynamic diplomacy, finds himself up to his neck in a tricky political situation. A war-weary London is reeling from IRA atrocities and Joe is further plagued by the machinations of a spy-ring being run under his nose by a Russian emigree princess. When a war hero is gunned down and the life of an even more popular Englishman threatened, Joe knows he only has days to root out the woman who is behind the killings: Irish? Russian? Or somebody quite other?With the aid of the proposed victim who offers himself as bait, and the services of a woman police constable, Joe discovers that the murderer's motive is not political but much more devious and deranged. And when the mask comes off, the killer's identity shocks even the battle-hardened commander.Praise for Barbara Cleverly:'Clevery's (novel) evokes and in some way surpasses the work of Agatha Christie' Publishers Weekly'The atmosphere of the dying days of the Raj is colourfully captured' Sunday Telegraph'A great blood and guts blockbuster' Guardian'Spectacular and dashing. Spellbinding' New York Times Book Review'Stellar... as always' New York Times Book Review'Atmospheric... intricately plotted' Kirkus Review
Bones in High Places
By Suzette Hill
More from Maurice and Bouncer, and the hapless Rev. Oughterard.Foreign parts and fresh imbroglios! This time the Rev Francis Oughterard, persuaded by blackmailing Nicholas Ingaza, journeys to the French Auvergne engaged on yet another project of dubious kind and painful embarrassment. Pursued by murderous thugs and ensnared in the posturings of a cranky religious sect, Francis and his new companions - plus stowaways Maurice and Bouncer - blunder their way through a network of absurd and perilous escapades which temporarily, at any rate, distract the vicar from his own dark secret...Praise for the series:'I think this is tremendous - amusing and professional' Dame Beryl Bainbridge'E F Benson crossed with Jerome K. Jerome' The Times audiobook review'Perfect one-sitting summer read' Laura Wilson'An intriguingly quirky read!' Leslie Phillips, OBE
The Book Of Murder
By Guillermo Martinez
Art imitates life. Or does it? One sleepy Sunday morning in Buenos Aires, the protagonist of Martinez's brilliant new mystery finds himself unexpectedly tangled up in the story of Luciana, a former authors' assistant whom he has not seen for at least ten years, and Kloster, a rival writer - only far more successful; bestselling, in fact. What he discovers will make him question everything he had always believed - taken for granted - about chance and calculation, cause and effect.Luciana is desperate. In the decade since she last had anything to do with either of the writers, nearly all her close family have died, in highly unusual circumstances. And Luciana or her sister could be next. Luciana's convinced that her one-time employer Kloster is behind the deaths, punishing her for her part in the break-up of his marriage in a murderous frenzy of revenge worthy of one of his own prodigiously successful crime novels. But which comes first, murder or novel? Clever and gripping, THE BOOK OF MURDER is a chilling crime story in which the line between fact and fiction suddenly seems blurred.