The Duke: A Devil's Duke Novel by Katharine AsheGeorgian Romance. Gabriel Hume may be a lot of things -- a former officer in the Royal Navy, the current Duke of Loch Irvine -- but he's not a murderer. Lady Amarantha Vale, who met him years ago in Jamaica, is certain that Gabriel has nothing to do the recent disappearances of several women. In fact, she's hoping that he can help her locate one of them. Little does Amarantha know that Gabriel has a secret. Complex leads and an intricate plot make this 3rd Devil's Duke novel a must-read.
Someone to Wed: A Westcott Novel by Mary BaloghRegency Historical. Along with a title and an estate, Alexander Westcott, Earl of Riverdale, has inherited a great deal of debt. Reclusive heiress Wren Heyden is in the market for a husband. Alexander is taken aback by her offer of marriage, but agrees to a trial courtship. This quiet but emotionally intense 3rd Westcott novel features a pair of sympathetic leads whose marriage of convenience becomes a love match as they work through their personal issues.
Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa De la CruzContemporary Romance. This gender-flipped update of Pride and Prejudice stars investment banker Darcy Fitzwilliam, who has just returned to her hometown of Pemberley, Ohio, for the first time in years. At her family's Christmas party, she shares a kiss under the mistletoe with carpenter Luke Bennet, and that's when things get complicated. Fans of Jane Austen-inspired romantic comedies may also like Jude Devereaux's The Girl from Summer Hill or Nina Benneton's Compulsively Mr. Darcy.
Wilde in Love by Eloisa JamesGeorgian Romance. The author of a popular series of travel memoirs, globe-trotting Lord Alaric Wilde returns to England to discover that he's a celebrity. Suddenly, women are throwing themselves at him. Well, except for the one he's truly interested in, Miss Wilhelmina "Willa" Ffynche, who's not at all impressed. Wilde in Love kicks off The Wildes of Lindow Castle series.
Highland Promise by Alyson McLayneHighland Romance. After rescuing Caitlin MacInnes from the rival Fraser clan, Darach MacKenzie pledges to keep her safe from her former captors. But Caitlin isn't a member of his family or his clan, which means that there's only so much he can do to protect her. Unless, of course, he were to marry her... Set in 15th-century Scotland, Highland Promise is the 1st installment of the Sons of Gregor MacLeod series, which follows the five foster sons of a laird.
His Perfect Partner by Priscilla OliverasMulticultural Romance. Familia primero ("Family first") is Yazmine Hernandez's credo: it's why she left New York, trading Broadway for a dance studio in the Chicago suburbs. When she meets Mexican-American ad executive Tomás Garcia, the single father of one of her pupils, she's determined not to succumb to his charms. Tomás may be gorgeous and devoted to his daughter, but he's also a workaholic -- a type that's all-too-familiar to Yazmine. Passionate yet chaste, His Perfect Partner kicks off the Matched to Perfection series.
One Summer Night by Caridad PiñeiroContemporary Romance. Although their families have been feuding for years, Maggie Sinclair and Owen Pierce have always been drawn to each other (they once shared an unforgettable kiss). After reconnecting at a mutual friend's wedding, Maggie and Owen collaborate on a business plan that brings them closer together, despite their parents' disapproval. If you enjoyed Kate Angell's Barefoot William series, which also centers around a family feud in a seaside community, you may enjoy this 1st At the Shore novel.
A Daring Arrangement by Joanna ShupeHistorical Romance. Sent to stay with relatives in Manhattan after scandalizing London, Lady Honora Parker is determined to find her way back to the suitor she was forced to leave behind. For that, she needs an utterly unsuitable fiancé whose antics will outrage her father and convince him to retrieve her. Enter handsome financier Julius Hatcher, a mainstay of society gossip columns. However, the biggest scandal of all may be that they fall in love for real. Set in Gilded Age New York, A Daring Arrangement is the 1st book in the Four Hundred Series.
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