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Romance April 2014
"This castle didn't welcome or enchant.
It menaced.
It loomed.
She almost worried it might pounce."
~ from Tessa Dare's Romancing the Duke
New and Recently Released!
The MacGregor's Lady - by Grace Burrowes
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 02/04/2014
Share The MacGregor ISBN-13: 9781402268724
ISBN-10: 1402268726
Victorian Romance. Boston heiress Hannah Cooper has vowed to finish her first London season without acquiring a husband, the better to protect her family from her scheming stepfather. Meanwhile, Asher MacGregor has just returned from Canada to assume his duties as the new Earl of Balfour -- obligations that include choosing a wife and introducing Miss Cooper to society. Tempted to kill two birds with one stone, Asher must convince Hannah that becoming his wife is in her best interests as well. If you enjoy moving, steamy Victorian romances set in the Scottish Highlands, check out this 3rd book in the MacGregor trilogy, after The Bridegroom Wore Plaid and Once Upon a Tartan.
Melting the Ice: A Play by Play Novel - by Jaci Burton
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 02/04/2014
Share Melting the Ice%3a A Play by Play Novel ISBN-13: 9780425262986
ISBN-10: 0425262987
Erotic Romance. Carolina Preston, an up-and-coming designer about to make her debut at New York's Fashion Week, begs her brother Gray to model her collection. After agreeing to help out, Gray -- much to his sister's horror -- shows up with his friend, heartthrob hockey player Drew Hogan. Unbeknownst to most, she and Drew had a passionate fling when they were both in college, so an unexpected reunion on the eve of what could be her big break is the last thing Carolina needs. Especially since Drew is hotter than ever and, more importantly, much nicer than he used to be. Haute couture and professional sports combine in this super-steamy 7th installment of the Play by Play novels.
Romancing the Duke - by Tessa Dare
Publisher: HarperCollins
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 01/28/2014
Share Romancing the Duke ISBN-13: 9780062240194
ISBN-10: 0062240196
Historical Romance. Although Isolde Ophelia Goodnight's father made a fortune as the author of the bestselling series of novels that immortalized her as "Little Izzy Goodnight," he died without a penny to his name, leaving Izzy destitute and homeless. An inheritance from her godfather in the form of Gostley Castle proves a welcome surprise, even if a more appropriate name for the crumbling ruin is "ghostly" or "ghastly." Its current occupant, Lord Ransome Vane, the blind, brooding Duke of Rothbury, is considerably less charming...and unwilling to surrender his claim to the castle. However, as Izzy lays siege to his solitary existence, he may end up surrendering his heart. Don't miss this enchanting 1st book in the Castles Ever After series.
Miss Molly Robbins Designs a Seduction - by Jayne Fresina
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 02/04/2014
Share Miss Molly Robbins Designs a Seduction ISBN-13: 9781402285011
ISBN-10: 1402285019
Regency Historical. This 4th installment of the Sydney Dovedale romances runs parallel to the events of Lady Mercy Danforthe Flirts with Scandal, focusing on Mercy's maid, Molly Robbins. Molly's dream is to open a dress shop in London, designing gowns for the ton. Unfortunately, realizing her ambitions will require considerable capital. She invites wealthy nobleman (and notorious rake) Carver Danforthe, Earl of Everscham, to invest in her business. But despite a contract that stipulates "No Tomfoolery," Carver and Molly find themselves increasingly willing to ignore the fine print. For more witty, engaging historical romances starring designing women, check out Jade Lee's Bridal Favors novels or Loretta Chase's Dressmakers series.
Once in a Lifetime: A Lucky Harbor Novel - by Jill Shalvis
Publisher: Grand Central
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 02/18/2014
Share Once in a Lifetime%3a A Lucky Harbor Novel ISBN-13: 9781455521135
ISBN-10: 1455521132
Contemporary Romance. Tough-girl Aubrey Wellington has a reputation for being prickly, although privately the self-described "recovering bitchaholic" is trying to right past wrongs. Working to reopen her late aunt's bookstore, she hires widowed engineer Ben McDaniel, a Lucky Harbor native who's recently returned to his hometown after years of aid work in some of the world's most troubled regions. As Ben and Aubrey collaborate on the renovation project, they slowly break down each other's barriers and learn to connect. Once in a Lifetime is the 9th Lucky Harbor novel, after Always on My Mind.
Forgotten Sins - by Rebecca Zanetti
Publisher: Grand Central
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 01/28/2014
Share Forgotten Sins ISBN-13: 9781455574445
ISBN-10: 1455574449
Romantic Suspense. When Josie Dean's soldier husband Shane abandons her after only two months of marriage, she's heartbroken but determined to move on. And for the next two years, she does just that -- until Shane turns up in a hospital with amnesia. Where has he been? What happened to him? And why has he turned up now? Alone and with nowhere else to turn, Shane must rely on Josie's assistance even though his every instinct tells him to protect her. But as Shane's memories slowly return, Josie realizes that they may both be in grave danger. Fast-paced and steamy, this "roller-coaster romance" (Booklist) kicks off the Sins Brothers series.
Wings of Desire
Temptation Ridge: A Virgin River Novel - by Robyn Carr
Publisher: Harlequin Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 12/31/2013
Share Temptation Ridge%3a A Virgin River Novel ISBN-13: 9780778315827
ISBN-10: 0778315827
Contemporary Romance. Having spent years serving as her dying mother's sole caregiver, 25-year-old Shelby MacIntyre is finally free to live her own life. Seeking a fresh start in beautiful Virgin River, she meets 38-year-old former Blackhawk pilot Luke Riordan, whose love 'em and leave 'em mentality has always served him well -- until Shelby. Despite his repeated warnings that he's not the type of guy who can commit to a relationship, Luke can't seem to stay away from sweet-natured Shelby -- who, for her part, isn't about to let him walk away. Temptation Ridge is the 6th book in Robyn Carr's Virgin River series.
Steamed: A Steampunk Romance - by Katie MacAlister
Publisher: Signet
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 02/02/2010
Share Steamed%3a A Steampunk Romance ISBN-13: 9780451229311
ISBN-10: 0451229312
Steampunk Romance. Captain Octavia Pyle is in no mood to deal with stowaways. However, when a laboratory explosion blasts Dr. Jack Fletcher into a parallel universe -- and onto Octavia's airship -- she can't quite bring herself to toss the attractive man overboard. Meanwhile, Jack, a nanoelectrical engineer by trade, falls hard for Octavia -- not to mention her quasi-Victorian world of corsets, dirigibles, and sky pirates. For another rollicking steampunk romance starring a tough airship captain who meets her match in a wily adventurer, try Meljean Brook's (grittier, more suspenseful) Heart of Steel.
A Flight of Golden Wings - by Beryl Matthews
Publisher: Severn House
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 06/01/2007
Share A Flight of Golden Wings ISBN-13: 9780727865007
ISBN-10: 0727865005
Historical Romance. Shortly before the outbreak of World War II, Ruth Aspinall becomes a pilot and, in the process, finds her calling. As a member of the British Air Transport Auxiliary, Ruth plays an important role in the war effort, delivering planes to airfields across Britain. Her work introduces her to American pilot Jack Nelson, but despite their mutual attraction, they're reluctant to confess their true feelings or commit to each other. And by the time Ruth decides to seize the day, it may be too late. Fans of moving wartime romances will savor this novel's "gentle humor" and "perfect happy ending" (Booklist).
Wicked Nights: Angels of the Dark - by Gena Showalter
Publisher: Harlequin
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 06/26/2012
Share Wicked Nights%3a Angels of the Dark ISBN-13: 9780373776986
ISBN-10: 0373776985
Paranormal Romance. Although it does nothing to assuage his guilt and grief over the death of his twin brother, warrior-angel Zacharel slaughters demons with single-minded dedication. However, when his Deity threatens to take his wings away, Zacharel must prove that he's more than a reckless, ruthless killer. Enter Annabelle Miller. Wrongfully accused of murdering her parents, Annabelle has spent four years imprisoned in an institution for the criminally insane. Marked as the demon king's consort, Annabelle will never be safe -- unless Zacharel can protect her from their common enemy. This action-packed, emotionally intense 1st novel in the Angels of the Dark series is a spin-off of author Gena Showalter's popular Lords of the Underworld series.
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