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Romance February 2013
"A library is a place where you can lose your innocence without losing your virginity."
~ Germaine Greer, Australian writer and feminist
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She Can Tell - by Melinda Leigh
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 12/04/2012
Share She Can Tell ISBN-13: 9781612185651
ISBN-10: 1612185657
Romantic Suspense. When an accident abrubtly ends her riding career, professional equestrian Rachel Parker has nowhere to go but her family's struggling horse farm in rural Pennsylvania. But not everyone is pleased to see her again -- particularly the mysterious "Watcher" who's taken to painting death threats on the side of their barn. In the course of his investigation, local Police Chief Mike O'Connell puts Rachel under his protection, and although neither one is looking for a relationship, their undeniable chemistry -- heightened by the danger they face -- may not give them a choice. Provided, of course, that they survive.
Running Wild: A Novel - by Linda Howard and Linda Jones
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 11/27/2012
Share Running Wild%3a A Novel ISBN-13: 9780345520784
ISBN-10: 0345520785
Western Romance. Wyoming cattle rancher Zeke Decker needs a replacement for his faithful housekeeper Libby, who has finally decided to retire from the position she's held since Zeke was a boy. Since few women are willing to move to the middle of nowhere and work long, hard hours for minimal pay, Zeke reckons he's out of luck -- until Carlin Reed shows up. Young, attractive, and utterly mysterious, Carlin Reed is everything the grandmotherly Libby Thompson wasn't. And that's a problem. Zeke's willing to pay Carlin in cash and ask no questions, but he can't help wonder who or what she's hiding from, and if he'll be able to protect her.
The Lady Most Willing: A Novel in Three Parts - by Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, and Connie Brockway
Publisher: HarperCollins
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 12/26/2012
Share The Lady Most Willing%3a A Novel in Three Parts ISBN-13: 9780062223050
ISBN-10: 0062223054
Historical Romance. Frustrated by his nephews' reluctance to marry and produce heirs, eccentric laird Taran Ferguson takes it upon himself to raid a ball and kidnap a few potential brides -- not to mention a penniless young lass and one very annoyed duke (although their abduction was an accident). When an unexpected snowstorm traps the entire party at Finovair Castle, love blooms against all odds, and in the most surprising ways. If you enjoyed the Scottish Highland setting and multiple love matches of Grace Burrowes' The Bridegroom Wore Plaid, you might enjoy this sprightly follow-up to the tripartite The Lady Most Likely.
Her Highness and the Highlander - by Tracy Anne Warren
Publisher: Signet
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 11/06/2012
Share Her Highness and the Highlander ISBN-13: 9780451238436
ISBN-10: 0451238435
Historical Romance. She is Princess Mercedes Anna Sophia Wyndom of Alden, and she's just been attacked by brigands who robbed her of all her possessions and then killed her servants. Too bad no one believes her, thanks to her dirty, disheveled clothing and lack of money. Major Daniel MacKinnon is too much of a gentleman to leave a penniless, possibly insane young woman, princess or not, to fend for herself -- and so he agrees to accompany her to London as her bodyguard. This 2nd book in the Princess Brides series, after The Princess and the Peer, is an upbeat, steamy tale of mistaken identity and cross-class romance featuring a sheltered, high-born heroine who takes an unexpected walk on the wild side and finds true love.
Focus on: Male Virgins
No Man's Mistress - by Mary Balogh
Publisher: Random House
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 05/01/2002
Share No Man ISBN-13: 9780440236573
ISBN-10: 0440236576
Regency Historical. When Lord Ferdinand Dudley wins Pinewood Manor in a card game, he journeys to Trellick, a tiny village in Sussex, to inspect his prize -- and discovers that his new home is already occupied by Viola Thornhill (whose claim that the late Earl of Bamber left her the estate is suspicious, to say the least). Unwilling to move out without seeing a copy of the earl's will, Viola stays on -- and Ferdinand cannot decide whether to forcibly evict his "houseguest" or take her to his bed. But Viola is no innocent country lass, just as Ferdinand is hardly the rake he pretends to be. No Man's Mistress is the 2nd book in Mary Balogh's Mistress Trilogy, which begins with More Than a Mistress.
Virgin - by Cheryl Brooks
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 06/01/2011
Share Virgin ISBN-13: 9781402251658
ISBN-10: 1402251653
Futuristic Romance. With his homeworld destroyed and his species facing extinction, cat-like alien Daxtronian "Dax" Vandilorsk, a Zetithian starship pilot, knows that he needs to get busy -- the sooner the better. The only problem is that Dax is the only virgin among an alien people known throughout the universe for their legendary sexual prowess. And though Avondia "Ava" Karon -- the half-Terran/half-Aquereian waitress who pays him to help her escape from her abusive boyfriend -- is the first female who's ever made him purr with desire, Dax has no idea how to woo her...although Ava's got a few ideas. If you're a fan of intergalactic love stories containing explicit, creative cross-species sexual encounters, you'll want to read this 7th steamy volume in the Cat Star chronicles.
No Rest for the Wicked - by Kresley Cole
Publisher: Pocket Star Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/31/2006
Share No Rest for the Wicked ISBN-13: 9781416509882
ISBN-10: 1416509887
Paranormal Romance. Sick of immortality and the lonely life it confers, vampire Sebastian Wroth is relieved when Valkyrie assassin Kaderin shows up to kill him. But their instantaneous attraction causes Kaderin to stay her slaying hand just long enough for Sebastian to conclude that his would-be killer is his destined bride. But how can he convince her that she's the one for him when vampires are responsible for the death of her entire family? This 3rd installment of the Immortals After Dark series is set in a world known as The Lore, where mythical creatures live in relative anonymity alongside mortals -- even as they gear up to fight in the Accession, an epic civil war that recurs every 500 years.
When the Duke Returns - by Eloisa James
Publisher: Avon
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 12/01/2008
Share When the Duke Returns ISBN-13: 9780061245602
ISBN-10: 0061245607
Historical Romance. At age 23, Lady Isidore is about to meet her husband, the globe-trotting Simeon Jermyn, Duke of Cosway, for the first time ever -- more than a decade after she said her vows. Married by proxy when she was just 11 years old, Isidore can't wait to finally start a family. There's just one problem: Simeon, like Isidore, is a virgin -- but unlike Isidore, Simeon doesn't want to consummate their union. At least, not yet. He insists on waiting until they can have a real wedding, whereas Isidore feels that she's waited long enough. Who will prevail, bride or groom? Find out in this 4th book in the witty Desperate Duchesses series, after Duchess by Night.
Unclaimed - by Courtney Milan
Publisher: HQN
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 09/20/2011
Share Unclaimed ISBN-13: 9780373776030
ISBN-10: 0373776039
Historical Romance. Sir Mark Turner wrote the book on chastity. Literally. His bestselling book on the subject has turned the handsome, wealthy, and very, very virtuous young man into a Victorian-era celebrity. But not everyone is pleased with Mark's success. Courtesan Jessica Farleigh, desperate to start a new life, accepts a wager from her former protector George Weston, who's also Mark's rival. If Jessica succeeds in seducing Sir Mark and tarnishing his saintly reputation, she'll receive a small fortune -- enough to retire to the country and live a quiet, respectable life. But if she succeeds, she'll also be forced to reveal her deception and her unsavory past, causing her to lose the kind, gentle man she's fallen in love with.
Hostage to Pleasure - by Nalini Singh
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 09/02/2008
Share Hostage to Pleasure ISBN-13: 9780425223253
ISBN-10: 0425223256
Paranormal Romance. Ashaya Aleine is willing to do whatever it takes to free her young son Keenan from the PsyNet and its oppressive control tactic of Silence -- even if means handing him over to the Changelings of the DarkRiver pack, the sworn enemy of the Psy. Dorian Christensen, the only member of the DarkRiver pack who can't shift into his leopard form, has hated Ashaya's people ever since the death of his sister at the hands of a Psy assassin. Nevertheless, he's duty-bound to protect Ashaya and Keenan, an assignment that only becomes more difficult as Dorian finds himself falling for the woman, whose surface lack of emotion masks a passion that only Dorian can release. This 5th novel in Nalini Singh's Psy/Changeling series picks up where Mine to Possess left off.
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