The Secret of the India Orchid by Nancy Campbell AllenHistorical Romance. Although Anthony Blake, the Earl of Wilshire, is "truly, madly, passionately" in love with Sophia Elliott, a secret mission for the War Office puts an abrupt end to their courtship. Heartbroken by Anthony's departure, Sophia joins a "Fishing Fleet," a ship full of women traveling to India to seek husbands. Upon her arrival in Calcutta, Sophia encounters Anthony again. He's determined to pick up where they left off, but Sophia has her doubts. Fans of Jennifer Moore's Lady Helen Finds Her Song, may enjoy this chaste historical romance, also set in early 19th-century India.
The Duchess Deal: Girl Meets Duke by Tessa DareRegency Historical. When seamstress Emma Gladstone approaches the formidable Duke of Ashbury with the bill for his ex-fiancée's wedding dress, she receives a marriage proposal instead. Believing that his battle-scarred face may deter potential brides, Ashbury offers Emma a house and financial independence if she's willing to live with him until she conceives the heir he desperately needs. But what if Emma wants a real marriage? Witty banter and comedic situations add levity to an emotionally intense Beauty and the Beast story in this 1st installment of the Girl Meets Duke series.
My Fair Lover by Nicole JordanRegency Historical. Six years ago, Lady Katharine Wilde threw herself at American privateer and merchant Brandon Deverill and was rebuffed. Now Brandon, who has just inherited a title, needs Katharine's help to acquire the social polish he'll need to navigate his new life. Despite her reservations, Katharine agrees to turn him into a proper gentleman if he promises to serve as her bodyguard during a dangerous voyage to France. This Regency-era, gender-flipped Pygmalion story is the 5th book in the Legendary Lovers series, which begins with Princess Charming.
You Say It First: A Small-Town Wedding Romance by Susan MalleryContemporary Romance. Pallas Saunders is in desperate need of a Roman soldier. Her company, Weddings in a Box, stages elaborate themed wedding celebrations, which means that she cannot be one legionary short on her client's big day. Thank goodness for sculptor Nick Mitchell, who arrives for a job interview just in time to save the day -- and win Pallas' heart. Fans of author Susan Mallery's Fools Gold novels should enjoy this heartwarming new series, set in the charming small town of Happily Inc, California.
Escape to You by Jennifer RyanRomantic Suspense. Whatever happened to Ashley Swan? Although many believe that the famous actress simply wanted to escape the spotlight, undercover DEA Agent Beck “Trigger” Cooke has just stumbled upon the truth: Ashley's been living in captivity ever since a deranged fellow celebrity abducted her. But a daring rescue is just the beginning for these two, especially once a ruthless drug kingpin gets wind of Beck's activities. Escape to You is the 2nd drama-filled, action-packed Montana Heat novel, after Protected by Love.
Pride Mates: A Shifters Unbound Novel by Jennifer AshleyParanormal Romance. Lawyer Kim Fraser's shapeshifter client faces a murder charge for killing a woman -- despite the fact that he wears a collar that prevents him from harming others. If she's to succeed in defending him in court, Kim must venture into Austin's Shiftertown and enlist the aid of local pub owner Liam Morrissey, who serves as a liaison between the city's human and shifter communities. Kim and Liam's mutual attraction is instant and powerful, but probably unwise in their strictly segregated society. Fast-paced and steamy, Pride Mates kicks off the Shifters Unbound series.
Unleashed by Sara HumphreysParanormal Romance. This opening volume of the Amoveo Legends introduces a race of shapeshifters who live alongside humans (without their knowledge, of course). Artist Samantha Logan has just moved back to her hometown. It's not where she thought she'd end up, but the move has its consolations: namely, her handsome next-door neighbor, Malcolm Drew. Although Samantha is drawn to Malcolm, she has no idea that they're destined to be together, just as she doesn't know that her biological father was a shifter, making her a rare human-shifter hybrid. What she'll do when she finds out all of this is anyone's guess.
The Mark of the Tala by Jeffe KennedyFantasy Romance. Her elder sister is intelligent and bold; her younger sister is beautiful and kind. Princess Andromeda, on the other hand, doesn't really stand out. That changes after Rayfe, King of the Tala, claims her as his bride. But what could the ruler of a realm of shapeshifters and demons want with a seemingly ordinary young woman? Fans of C.L. Wilson's The Winter King should enjoy this 1st book in the Twelve Kingdoms series, which is connected to the author's Uncharted Realms series.
Alpha Instinct: A Moon Shifter Novel by Katie ReusParanormal Romance. Now that most of Ana Cordona's pack has been poisoned, the remaining lupine shifters are vulnerable to attack from their (many) enemies. To ensure everyone's survival, Ana agrees to become the bondmate of alpha wolf Connor Anderson and merge their packs. Despite their complicated past, Ana and Connor's union is a mating of convenience, not love. At least, it starts out that way. Alpha Instinct is the 1st book in the Moon Shifter series, which continues with Primal Possession.
Hungry Like the Wolf by Paige TylerParanormal Romance. If you like alpha males, you'll love Gage Dixon. Not only is he the head of the Dallas PD's SWAT team, he's also the leader of his werewolf pack. Fearing exposure, Gage goes to great lengths to keep the spotlight away from his heroic band of lycanthropes. When beautiful investigative journalist Mackenzie Stone starts shadowing them in an attempt to learn their secrets, Gage is confident that he can keep the team's secret safe; he's less certain that he can guard his heart. Fans of steamy, action-packed paranormal romance won't want to miss this 1st installment of the SWAT: Special Wolf Alpha Team series.
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