All I Want for Halloween by Marie HarteContemporary Romance. Who was that masked man? That's what Sadie Liberato wants to know after making out with a sexy stranger at a Halloween party. Meanwhile, Harrison "Gear" Blackstone, former host of local TV show Motorcycle Madnezz isn't looking for a relationship after a crushing betrayal by his ex-fiancée, yet can't stop thinking about the mystery woman he kissed. Prefer tricks and treats to mistletoe in your holiday-themed romances? Try the sizzling and sassy All I Want for Halloween.
Dirty Dancing at Devil's Leap by Julie Anne LongContemporary Romance. What's the best cure for a break up? For tech CEO Avalon Harwood, it's returning to her hometown and buying her dream house (well, mansion, really). However, the property also happens to be the family home of Maximilian "Mac" Coltrane, Avalon's childhood crush and the man who broke her heart. Things heat up when she discovers that Mac is the house's caretaker. An epic rivalry paves the way for a second chance at love in this steamy 3rd book in the Hellcat Canyon series, which begins with Hot in Hellcat Canyon and Wild in Whiskey Creek.
Going Dark by Monica McCartyRomantic Suspense. While protesting an offshore drilling project in the Outer Hebrides, marine ecologist Annie Henderson meets sexy boat captain "Dan Warren," a man of many secrets. While a bit of mystery can certainly add spice to a relationship, the discovery of Dan's true identity might just get Annie killed. Fans of military-themed romantic suspense won't want to miss this opening installment of the Last Platoon series, which follows the adventures of a group of Navy SEALS who "vanish" after a covert op goes awry.
So I Married a Sorcerer by Kerrelyn SparksFantasy Romance. Raised in a convent on the Isle of Moon, Brigitta only learns the truth of her origins -- she's an exiled princess possessing forbidden magical powers -- after she's abducted by pirate-sorcerer Rupert, who is fulfilling his long-ago vow to protect her from her homicidal half-brother, the current ruler of the kingdom of Tourin. Although this atmospheric 2nd book in the Embraced series stands on its own, readers intrigued by the novel's in-depth world-building may want to start at the beginning of the sequence with How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days.
Losing to Win by Michele GrantMulticultural Romance. English teacher Carissa Melody Wayne has just been nominated as a contestant on the popular weight-loss reality show "Losing to Win." Although mortified and furious, Carissa is not about to turn down the chance to help her hometown of Belle Haven, Louisiana, still reeling from the one-two punch of Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill. But the show also provides an unwelcome blast from the past: her fellow contestants include her high school nemesis as well as her ex-fiancé, former NFL star Malachi Knight.
Insert Groom Here: An Unconventional Brides Romance by K.M. JacksonMulticultural Romance. Get married on national TV? Why not? Eva Ward has won a dream wedding, courtesy of The Morning Show's sponsors. But before she can say "I do," her fiancé backs out -- prompting an on-air meltdown that goes viral after she knees cameraman Aidan Walker in the crotch. While Eva's finished with television, television is not finished with Eva: the network offers to build a show around her quest to find a new groom. It's probably her best shot at repairing her reputation. The only catch? Aidan will be producing the show. If you enjoy stories of ordinary people who find themselves in outrageous, high-drama situations, check out this 2nd Unconventional Brides romance, after To Me, I Wed.
The Perils of Paulie by Katie MacAlisterContemporary Romance. Eager to escape her sheltered life and overprotective family, Paulina "Paulie" Rostakova does the most dangerous thing she can think of: she signs up for a reality TV show in which contestants reenact a 1908 road race in vintage automobiles. But driving across continents may not be as dangerous as the producers' latest idea: a scripted "romance" with fellow contestant Dixon Ainslie. Zany humor, madcap adventure, and a quirky supporting cast make this 4th book in the Matchmaker in Wonderland series a rip-roaring read.
Only Mine by Susan MalleryContemporary Romance. Pilot Finn Anderssen has been the sole guardian of his twin brothers ever since their parents died eight years ago...so he's understandably dismayed when they drop out of college in their final semester to participate in a television reality show called "True Love or Fool's Gold." Hoping to talk them out of their decision, Finn travels from South Salmon, Alaska, to Fool's Gold, California, where the series is being filmed. But he doesn't count on getting involved with Dakota Hendrix, the attractive psychologist who serves as the liaison between the town and the TV producers. Only Mine is the 4th book in the Fool's Gold series, which begins with Finding Perfect.
A Good Man by J.J. MurrayMulticultural Romance. Worried that the new reality television show Hunk or Punk will cast a negative light on African-American women, former WNBA star Sonya Richardson reluctantly agrees to play bachelorette -- or, in the parlance of the show, "Nubian Princess" -- to a dozen men who will engage in a full-court press to woo and win her. Accustomed to the single life, Sonya doesn't expect to fall for any of them, especially not former pastor John Bond, a soft-spoken widower from Alabama and the show's sole white contestant.
Anything But Sweet by Candis TerryContemporary Romance. To reverse the declining fortunes of their small town, the senior citizens of Sweet, Texas convince popular makeover show My New Town to spruce up the place. Former Marine Reno Wilder, who runs the town hardware store, believes that letting a TV crew loose in Sweet is a bad idea. But he also finds himself increasingly drawn to Charlotte "Charli" Brooks, the irrepressible host of the show. Anything But Sweet is the 1st book in the Sweet, Texas series.
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