The Wallflower Wager by Tessa DareStarring: Lady Penelope "Penny" Campion, the tender-hearted animal rescuer who must rehome her entire menagerie; Penny's new neighbor, Gabriel Duke, the ruthless entrepreneur known as the Duke of Ruin.
Why you might like it: Nobody does grumpy, sexy heroes transformed by the power of love like Tessa Dare, and this 3rd Girl Meets Duke novel is no exception!
For fans of: Eloisa James' When Beauty Tamed the Beast.
Dead Girl Running by Christina DoddThe situation: As if surviving a gunshot wound to the head wasn't hard enough, army veteran Kellan Adams must hide from her abusive husband while dealing with a year's worth of missing memories and the corpse that just turned up at the hotel she manages.
Read it for: a sympathetic heroine, an atmospheric Pacific Northwest setting, and a twisty, Gothic-tinged murder mystery plot.
Crossover alert: This opening installment of the Cape Charade series includes appearances by characters from the author's Virtue Falls novels.
The Conspiracy by Kat MartinWhat happens: When her brother Michael goes missing in the Caribbean, heiress Harper Winston enlists Michael's former best friend (and Harper's longtime crush), PI Chase Garrett, to assist in the search.
Why you might like it: Unfolding at a breakneck pace, this 1st Maximum Security novel blends romance and action-adventure as Harper and Chase battle drug lords, mercenaries, and their own mutual attraction.
The Other Lady Vanishes by Amanda QuickThe situation: Adelaide Blake escapes from a sanitarium and, assuming a new identity, settles in Burning Cove, California, where she attracts the notice of enigmatic businessman Jake Truett.
And then: Celebrity psychic Madame Zolanda successfully predicts murder most foul, sending Adelaide and Jake on a quest to find the killer.
Why you might like it: This 2nd installment of the Burning Cove series, after The Girl Who Knew Too Much, infuses Hitchcockian suspense with old Hollywood glamour.
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