A Touch of Frost by Jo GoodmanWestern Romance. Remington Frost had one job: ensure that Phoebe Apple arrives safely at the Twin Star Ranch in Frost Falls, Colorado. But Phoebe, the younger sister of his father's new bride, has just been kidnapped en route to her destination. So Remington rides to the rescue, but that's just the beginning of the couple's romantic (mis)adventures. This stand-alone novel by the author of the Bitter Springs series combines passion and thrills in a vivid Old West setting.
The Pleasures of Passion by Sabrina JeffriesRegency Historical. From secret sweethearts to fake fiancés, the course of true love is anything but smooth in this 4th installment of the Sinful Suitors series. After killing a man in a duel, Niall Lindsey, the Earl of Margrave, left England in disgrace. Meanwhile, Brilliana "Bree" Taylor, the woman he loved, was forced to marry another man. Seven years later, Niall's back on a secret assignment for the Crown in exchange for a pardon. Carrying out his mission means masquerading as the now-widowed Bree's betrothed, a ruse that forces these former lovers to confront past heartbreak as they contemplate a future together.
Dating You / Hating You by Christina LaurenContemporary Romance. Sparks fly when Hollywood agents Carter and Evie meet at a party (dressed as Harry Potter and Hermione Granger, respectively). Then their agencies merge, turning them into bitter rivals as they compete for the same job. Fans of witty workplace-set romantic comedies such as Sally Thorne's The Hating Game should enjoy this stand-alone novel, which presents both sides of the story in alternating chapters.
The Day of the Duchess by Sarah MacLeanGeorgian Romance. When readers last saw Malcolm Bevingstoke, the Duke of Haven, his sister-in-law (Sophie Talbot from The Rogue Not Taken) had just shoved him into a fishpond. Not long after that incident, his wife, Seraphina, vanished without a trace. When Seraphina shows up after a three-year absence demanding a divorce, Malcolm agrees on one condition: she must help him choose her replacement. It's a ruse, obviously. Malcolm deeply regrets driving her away and would do anything to win her back. But is it too late? The Day of the Duchess is book 3 in the Scandal and Scoundrel series.
Silver Silence: A Psy-Changeling Trinity Novel by Nalini SinghParanormal Romance. The Silence Protocol is no more and the Trinity peace accord has been signed by the Psy, the Changelings, and the Human Alliance. This spinoff of Nalini Singh's wildly popular Psy-Changeling series introduces ice-cold Psy telepath Silver Mercant and warm-hearted shapeshifting alpha bear Valentin Nikolaev. Although it's not necessary to have read any of the original Psy-Changeling books in order to enjoy or understand Silver Silence, familiarity with the main series is richly rewarded. Start with Slave to Sensation to experience the world-building from the ground up.
Must Love Wieners: A Rescue Dog Romance by Casey GriffinContemporary Romance. To pay her tuition (and keep her dachshund, Colin, in dog biscuits), veterinary student Piper Summers works three jobs -- and loses them shortly after delivering a sexy singing telegram to billionaire CEO Aiden Caldwell. Impressed by Piper (and her cowgirl costume), Aiden hires her as his personal dog walker. From that point on, both find it difficult to separate business and pleasure in this 1st heartwarming installment of the Rescue Dog romances, which continues with Beauty and the Wiener.
Unleashed by Rachel LaceyContemporary Romance. After battling leukemia as a teenager, Cara Medlen vowed to avoid all long-term commitments -- marriage, children, even pets -- until she'd been in remission for ten years. Casual dates, working as a nanny, and fostering rescue dogs fulfill her emotional needs...that is, until she meets sexy private investigator Matt Dumont, who makes her reconsider her stance. With its charming North Carolina setting and sympathetic, down-to-earth characters (not to mention an adorable canine supporting cast) this opening installment of the Love to the Rescue series should please both romance fans and animal lovers.
Only Yours: A Fool's Gold Romance by Susan MalleryContemporary Romance. Training therapy dogs is what Montana Hendrix was born to do, but when one particularly rowdy pup named Fluffy gets loose in a hospital burn unit, a tongue-lashing from Dr. Simon Bradley convinces Montana that her career has just gone up in smoke. Simon, a pediatric burn specialist who bears physical and emotional scars of his own, has spent his career moving from one hospital to the next without getting attached. However, for the sake of his young patients, he's willing to let Montana and her dogs into his ward -- and, possibly, his heart. Opposites attract, then find love and mutual respect in this moving 5th novel in the Fool's Gold series.
Shelter Me: A Second Chance Ranch Romance by Catherine MannContemporary Romance. When Colonel Allen McDaniel is killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq, Staff Sergeant Mike Kowalski brings his fallen commander's dog, Trooper, to the Second Chance Ranch Animal Rescue center. There, he's reunited with his old flame Sierra, who happens to be McDaniel's daughter. Sierra tries to resist Mike's charms, as she has no desire to follow in her mother's footsteps and fall in love with a military man. Fortunately, Trooper is willing to do whatever it takes to make the couple see that they're perfect for each other. Author Catherine Mann's experiences as a military spouse and a dog rescuer inform this heartwarming series opener.
Animal Magnetism by Jill ShalvisContemporary Romance. Lilah Young is one busy lady. Between running Sunshine, Idaho's only kennel, rescuing strays, and pursuing her animal science degree, she doesn't have a moment to spare for romance --especially not with commitment-averse Brady Miller, whom she meets when she rear-ends his truck. An ex-military pilot turned freelance aviator, Brady is used to navigating dangerous territory -- but nothing prepares him for his feelings for Lilah, the first woman to make him seriously question his solo lifestyle. If you enjoy small-town settings, likeable characters, and adorable critters, pick up Animal Magnetism.
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