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The Kidnapped Bride by Heather Hiestand

Lady Elizabeth Shield is used to saving herself from trouble. And even if dashing private inquiry agent Dougal Alexander just rescued her from white slavers, she’s definitely not returning to her stifling aristocratic life and unsuitable suitors. Not when there are other women in danger—and a secret promise to keep in Edinburgh. But outwitting Dougal’s tactics to return her to London and her family will be easier than staying away from his intoxicating kisses…

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Summer Letters by Dan Petermeier

 When twenty-year old banker, Liam Roberts, is introduced to a flirtatious and eye-catching young woman, their mutual attraction soon stretches boundaries he never thought he would cross.  Liam, quickly realizes that God’s plan for him may take him on a surprising and unexpected journey.
Caring and considerate, the young Midwesterner doesn’t suspect that the pursuit of his soul mate would be wrought with heartbreak.  Raised in a conservative environment, Liam struggles with finding faith not only in his religion, but also in others, especially women.  

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Back for You (A Forsythia Falls Story) by Anara Bella, Cain’s well aware that he screwed up when he left Forsythia Falls and Thea with nothing more than a ‘Dear Jane’ note, but now he’s back and prepared to go after his woman – only she’s not exactly chomping at the bit to get her heart crushed by him again. Read Review>>

One Night More by Mandy Baxter, A contemporary suspense debut by an author who knows how to write engaging characters in an interesting political whodunit that is sensually charged! Read Review>>

A Winter Wedding by Amanda Forester, Tired of all the matchmaking mamas, James, a duke, decides it is time to wed, so he turns to the mysterious Madame X, the matchmaking guru who also happens to be his grandmother’s companion, Penny. As James rejects each candidate she comes up with, Penny finds herself falling for the duke, who doesn’t believe he is capable of love. Can she win his love and prove just how wrong he is? Read Review>>

Barefoot in Lace - Barefoot Bay Brides, Book 2 by Roxanne St. Claire, Tom is no stranger to loss. It is the catalyst that convinces him he is destined to forever be alone. Gussie hides behind a mask of make-up and wigs to hide insecurities. Can Tom persuade her to see past those insecurities? Can Gussie convince Tom that he is not destined to be alone forever, that he has the best reason to put down permanent roots? Read Review>>

A Love to Call Her Own by Marilyn Pappano, Jessy, a military widow, and Dalton, a military widower, find escape in each other one drunken, passionate night. But Dalton had not been ready to get involved with anyone, so he avoided her. Accidently running into each other again, Dalton sees the real Jessy and begins to believe that she may be the one woman who can help him heal. But can he convince her to take a chance on him? Read Review>>

The Harbormaster's Daughter by Heidi Jon Schmidt , The aftermath of a murder combines with a small, coastal town coming-of-age love story that is as poignant as it is joyful. You'll easily imagine the ambiance of a community that once made its living from fishing and now must deal with the present without forgetting the past. Read Review>>

What A Duke Dares by Anna Campbell, WHAT A DUKE DARES is a lively and fun read. Historical fans will most certainly enjoy it. Read Review>>

The Songbird's Seduction by Connie Brockway, To collect her portion of a long awaited fortune, Lucy’s aunt must travel to France. When about-to-be married professor Archie agrees to accompany the ladies, he doesn’t realize that Lucy will be part of the group. With Lucy getting separated from her aunts and Archie late arriving, Lucy and Archie are forced to travel together. Archie becomes infatuated with the free-spirited operetta singer, which leads to intimacy, and he will have to choose between love and honor. Read Review>>

The Lost Sisterhood by Anne Fortier, When offered five thousand dollars to help interpret the writings of an ancient civilization, can a young academic resist the pull of adventure? Especially when this job may prove the existence of the long sought after Amazons? Did this cult of women ever really exist and was her grandmother one of them? History, mythology and contemporary academia combine in an intriguing adventure. Read Review>>

Night's Deep Hush - Reverler Series, Book 4 by Erin Kellison, Her lover has been abducted, and her sister and fellow allies are in states far away. Jordan uses her wits and the teachings taught to her to stay out of detection and find a way to rescue her love. Will Jordan find Malcolm? Or will the organization they had been running from find her instead? Read Review>>


The Highlander Next Door - Spellbound Falls, book 6 by Janet Chapman, Shelter manager Birch has had her own relationship issues and the last thing she wants is a man. However, when the hunky new police chief, Niall, comes to her aid, she finds it hard to resist him. Having time traveled from the twelfth century nearly two years ago, Niall is still trying to adjust to the modern world and present day women. Especially perplexing is the maddening woman next door. But when the danger from Birch’s past comes to call, will Niall be able to protect her? Read Review>>

Countdown - The Men of the Sisterhood serial, part 2 by Fern Michaels, In this continuing saga of THE MEN OF THE SISTERHOOD serial, the men have already bonded and formed the group BOLO, which is now involved in a mission of reparation to the needy residents of some of Washington D.C.’s slum apartments and justice against their unscrupulous landlords. Read Review>>

Grand Central - Original Stories of Postwar Love and Reunion by Melanie Benjamin, Jenna Blum, Amanda Hodgkinson, Pam Jenoff, Sarah Jio, Sarah McCoy, Kristina McMorris, Alyson Richman, Erika Robuck, Karen White, GRAND CENTRAL is an anthology written by ten bestselling authors. The stories are set on the same day, right after World War II has ended when people are going through the station on their way home or coming to a new land. Read Review>>

Generation 18: The Spook Squad, Book 2 by Keri Arthur, Ms. Arthur's SPOOK SQUAD series is tense and fast-paced. GENERATION 18 is a nonstop thriller. Readers will have a hard time putting it down. Read Review>>

His Every Fantasy - Sultry Summer Nights, Book 2 by Delilah Devlin, His every fantasy is without limits, beyond anything her imagination could have conjured up and multiplied by pleasure. Read Review>>

Hideaway Cove, Windfall Island series, book 2 by Anna Sullivan, From the moment that genealogist Holden arrives on Windfall Island looking for the missing heir to the Stanhope family fortune, he is attracted to single mom Jessi. But someone wants the missing heir dead and when evidence points to Jessi as the heir he seeks, it puts her and her son in danger. Holden will do whatever it takes to save the family he has come to love. Read Review>>

Summer's Moon by Lacey Baker, When Baltimore detective Parker returns to Sweetland for his grandmother’s funeral and runs into Drew, they have a few drinks together and end up in bed. When Drew discovers she is pregnant, neither one wants a commitment. Still, he wants to be there for her and the baby. But when the dangers from his case and her past arrive in town, he discovers how much he has to lose. Can he keep them safe, or will he lose those he loves? Read Review>>

Long, Hot Texas Summer by Carolyn Brown, To convince her daughter to return for her final year of college instead of marrying the cowboy on her ex-husband, Jackson’s, ranch, Loretta is ready to stay at the ranch for the whole summer if that’s what it takes. After all, she doesn’t want her daughter to make the same mistake she did. But Loretta doesn’t count on the red-hot passion that has always existed between her and Jackson. After seventeen years apart, can they start anew? Read Review>>

Never Forget by Heather Ashby, In the aftermath of 911, more than the steel from the Twin Towers went into forming the bow of the newest Naval ship, the USS New York, as British Exchange Officer Gwyn, who has second sight, soon discovers. But if she mentions this sighting, she may be committed. So when the spirits find information that could help defeat the enemy, will Gwyn come forth with the information, with the help of the man she loves, or will she keep quiet to save her career? Read Review>>

The Texan's Twins by Pamela Britton, Drawn away from the rodeo and back into the family business when his father is indisposed, Jet agrees to meet the new engineer. But the last thing he expects is Jasmine, a sexy mother of twins, or losing his heart to her. As he begins to fall in love with Jasmine and her twins, he starts imagining a life with them. But can he convince her to take a chance on him? Read Review>>


The Traitor - Captive Hearts, book 2 by Grace Burrowes
 After being forced to serve the French military by torturing English soldiers, half-French Sebastian travels to England to take up his title. However, dubbed the Traitor Baron, he finds himself constantly challenged to duels by those he interrogated. Suddenly, he finds a champion in his aunt’s newly hired companion, Milly, who makes it her goal to keep him alive. Will she succeed, or will their life together end before it begins?

Irresistible Force by D.D. Ayres
 When Officer James Cannon tracks his missing K-9 partner to Shay, he believes she is the thief…until he gets to know her. As Shay’s abusive ex-boyfriend stalks her, James makes it his business to protect her. But he never figures on losing his heart to this woman. Can he keep Shay safe, or will he lose the woman he loves?

Summer Letters by Dan Petermeier
 SUMMER LETTERS is a faith based romantic novel that had much drama in many different subplots along with lots of love interests for Liam. The storminess of some of those relationships kept me turning the pages long into the night.

The Earl's Mistress by Liz Carlyle
 Isabella, a widow, is left to provide for her two young sisters. Desperate to find a governess position, she approaches the wicked Earl of Hepplewood, who offers her a different position...in his bed. Furious, she slaps him and leaves. But later, she realizes that becoming a mistress is her only alternative. So she agrees to meet her mystery benefactor, only to discover that he is the earl. For Isabella, things will never be the same as he takes her to untold heights of passion, and she finds her heart at risk.

What a Duke Dares by Anna Campbell
 To fulfill his best friend’s last request, Cam, a duke, travels to Europe to bring home the deceased man’s sister, Penelope, a woman Cam proposed to nine years earlier. As they travel home, they are compromised, so to avoid scandal they marry. But Penelope has loved Cam all of her life and despairs of living her life in a one-sided marriage. Can she win his love, or is she doomed to heartbreak?

Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh
 Zachary Fox wants Molly Webster. A bad-boy rock star, he is used to getting what he wants and he wants the librarian now. What started out as an unforgettable one-night stand turns into a no-strings attached month long affair. But will these two lovers be able to end it without getting their hearts broken in the process?

Mercy - Beartooth, Montana series, Book 5 by B.J. Daniels
 U.S. Marshall Rourke is obsessed with a serial killer cold case. When he discovers the same woman in three of the crime scene photos, he travels to Beartooth, Montana, to determine if this woman is the killer. He finds himself falling in love with her, but worries that she is the one he seeks. Is she the woman of his dreams or his worst nightmare? Will he find the killer before he becomes the next victim?

Hell or High Water, #3.5: Not Fade Away by S.E. Jakes
 Truth or dare. A simple game right? It’s not so simple when the game involves Prophet and his lover, Tom. What started with a couch will lead to nipple ring and end with a rope and bring these two lovers to places they never imagined.

Caroline's Secret (Wells Landing #1) by Amy Lillard
 CAROLINE'S SECRET is the first book in a new Amish series by Lillard and she didn't disappoint. The background was well laid out, there are well developed characters with many layers to them and vivid descriptions of the Amish way of life.

The Sweetheart Rules - Sweetheart Sisters, book 2 by Shirley Jump
 Shirley Jump is a new-to-me author. I like the way she mixes family problems and neighbors to make them complete.

When a Laird Takes a Lady: A Claimed by the Highlander Novel, Book 2 by Rowan Keats
 Once again we're immersed in Scottish Highlands history, enhanced by fun characters who are aided in their quest with a bit of magic. Enjoyable series!

A Scandal to Remember - Reckless Brides series by Elizabeth Essex
 Longing for recognition as a scientist, Jane, as J.E. Burke, contrives her way into the Royal Society’s latest expedition to the South Seas. Although many of the other scientists as well as some of the crew do not want her aboard ship, the handsome Lieutenant Dance comes to her rescue. When the two end up shipwrecked on a deserted island, their passion for each other erupts. But Jane wants more than passion; she wants his love.

What A Wallflower Wants: Wallflower Series, Book 3 by Maya Rodale
 Strangers with secrets; need I say more? Find out what happens by reading the next installment in Ms. Rodale's WALLFLOWER series, WHAT A WALLFLOWER WANTS.

Ghost Layer, Ghost Seer series, book 1 by Robin D. Owens
 Robin D. Owens is a brand new author for me. She has a way of mixing real life and ghosts from the past to keep your curiosity on full alert.

The Groom Says Yes: Brides Of Wishmore, Book 3 by Cathy Maxwell
 The latest installment in Ms. Maxwell's BRIDES OF WISHMORE series is enthralling. Do not miss THE GROOM SAYS YES.

Finding Miss McFarland by Vivienne Lorret
 Do not miss newcomer Vivienne Lorret's genius WALLFLOWER WEDDINGS series. It consists of three novels, DARING MISS DANVERS, WINNING MISS WAKEFIELD and FINDING MISS MCFARLAND, and they are certain to touch hearts.

Mack's Witness (Hearts & Heroes, Book 2) by Myla Jackson
 MACK'S WITNESS is a very steamy read with a career Marine who is currently stationed in Afghanistan and an international model who are front and center in the story. See how quickly their feelings towards their life work and careers change as their feelings for each other do.

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
 Tate starts to fall for her new neighbor Miles, but he is so broken that he doesn’t want a relationship. Tate will agree to anything as long as she can have some of Miles, so she agrees to just keep it physical. But she can’t keep her emotions at bay and neither can he.

Sometimes love gets real ugly.

Getting Dirty (Sapphire Falls, Book 3) by Erin Nicholas
 GETTING DIRTY is the third book in Nicholas' series set in Sapphire Falls and I was sucked in immediately. This is Lauren and Travis' story but I was reunited with all the people I came to love in the first two books of the series even if they weren't front and center this time around.

Upside Down - Men of the Sisterhood serial, part 1 by Fern Michaels
 The men behind the women of the SISTERHOOD find themselves at odd and ends now that their women are consumed with their careers. So they bond and form their own agency, BOLO. With unlimited funds and over-the-top equipment, they plan to also help the women find some time for them. Their first case is a slumlord, who also happens to be the lieutenant governor of Virginia with some high level friends. Will the men of BOLO be brought down before they even begin?

Once More My Darling Rogue by Lorraine Heath
 Even though he was raised by a duke and duchess, Drake is actually the son of a murderer. But if he ever forgets his origins, he has the haughty, blue-blooded Ophelia to remind him. Rescuing an unconscious, drowning lady, Drake finds that it is an amnesia stricken Ophelia. Seeing his chance for payback, he claims that she is his servant. Believing she is in danger, he continues the ruse, but doesn’t count on falling in love with her.

Snow on the Bayou by Sandra Hill
 When Navy SEAL Cage returns home to his gravely ill grandmother, the former bad boy encounters the girl he was forced to leave seventeen years ago. Emelie had her heart broken once by Cage and she is not willing to have it happen again. But she cannot deny the red-hot attraction between them and when she lands in his bed once more, she prays that this time her heart will remain intact.

The Reluctant Governess, Ladie's Unlaced series, book 3 by Maggie Robinson
 As a favor to her boss, secretary Eliza agrees to act as governess to Nick’s children until another can be hired. However, she never counted on the wild lifestyle of the artist. Although Nick does not feel that his daughter needs a governess, he reluctantly agrees to let Eliza stay. But when his own actions land him in bed with only Eliza to tend him, Nick finds himself falling in love with her. Can he convince her to give him a chance?

How the Scoundrel Seduces by Sabrina Jeffries
 Years after the death of his father, Tristan is now part owner of The Duke’s Men, an investigative business. Tristan’s main goal is to bring down his half-brother George, who wronged him and his family. When a young lady named Lady Zoe seeks his investigative services, he finds a way to kill two birds with one stone. But he never counts on the affect that Zoe will have on him and his future.

The Purple Shroud: A Novel of Empress Theodora by Stella Duffy
 An unusual story for any hardcore historical reader who wants to envision a time period so seldom written about and a formidable, modern businesswoman before her time. Author Stella Duffy makes the Byzantine Empire come alive!

Life Lived Twice by Sherrie Wouters
 LIFE LIVED TWICE is delightfully nostalgic and gripping! Love that knows no bounds and a mystery so enthralling it will have the reader going back and reading the story a second time because I did!

A SEAL's Fantasy by Tawny Weber
 Unable to go on his team’s latest mission due to nearly healed injuries from a mission gone awry, Navy SEAL Dominic finds himself with another assignment. His teammate has been captured and Dominic must find the man’s sister before she is used to hinder the rescue. But Dominic is shocked to discover that his teammate’s sibling, showgirl Lara, is his fantasy come-to-life.

What a Lady Craves by Ashlyn Macnamara
 Eight years ago, Alexander left his fiancée to seek his fortune and support his family. He promised to return, but circumstances forced him into marrying someone else. Now a widower, Alexander is returning to England when his ship wrecks near his aunt’s home. He awakens to discover that his ex is now his aunt’s companion. Alexander wants nothing more than to get beyond her bitterness and prove that he has never stopped loving her. But is it too late?

Breakable by Tammara Webber
 Seek the future and get rid of the past.

Murder Simply Brewed by Vannette Chapman
 No one can always be trustworthy.

Proud Heart by Dana Taylor
 PROUD HEART is an historical romance mainly set in the new territory of Oklahoma. The story takes us from Mexico to Colorado to Oklahoma and even California. Sit back and relax as those interested in The Oklahoma Land Run ride across the country and stake their land claims.

Foundation of Trust (Cost of Repairs) by A.M Arthur
 David Weller didn’t think life could get worse after his partner, Owen, disappeared without warning. Then he got a devastating medical diagnosis—Huntington’s disease. Now, four years later, his catering partnership is doing well, but his anger and pain remains. When Owen steps back into his life, David is furious. Can he forgive the only man he’s ever loved, or will he stay angry forever?

Cowboy Take Me Away (Rough Riders, Book 16) by Lorelei James
 COWBOY TAKE ME AWAY is a steamy romance that ties up the ROUGH RIDERS SERIES and brings us full circle through a lot of remembrances and flashbacks. Sit back and see how Carson McKay and Carolyn West first met and continued the dynasty.

Seeing Red (Hearts and Minds, Book 3) by Holly Trent
 Meg’s former marriage to a rock star resulted in an ugly divorce and being dubbed ‘Poor Meg’ by the media. To prove that she’s not to be pitied she opted to announce her engagement… the problem is that she’s not even dating. Fortunately her friends have the ideal husband for her – and that’s how she ends up exchanging vows with a man she barely knows.

Hot and Bothered (Hot in the Kitchen, Book 3) by Kate Meador
 Single mom Jules is ready to take another stab at dating. The only problem is longtime pal Tad is her ideal man – only he’s not interested… or is he?

Deeper than Need (A Secrets & Shadows Novel) by Shiloh Walker
 Madison seemed like the perfect town to relocate and begin a new life for Trinity and her young son which includes a romance with Noah, the man she hired to fix up her home. Her fresh start in a new location is soon marred by a discovery that will reveal a hint of the horrors that haunt the town.

Healing the Wounds (Neighborly Affection, Book 3) by M.Q. Barber
 Henry, Jay and Alice’s relationship is ever evolving, but can they overcome the emotional turmoil caused by a recent trauma that occurred at a BDSM club?

Fire of the Dragon - Bestiary, Book1 by Lori Dillon
 Baelin needs Jill to end his curse and free him from the spell that has kept him a dragon for centuries. Jill needs to help him so she can go back to the twenty-first century. Only, the witch who cursed Baelin in the first place, does not play, even by her own rules, and is determined to win no matter what.

Mercy, Beartooth, Montana, book 5 by B.J, Daniels
 I love making the trip back to Beartooth, Montana, again. Out of the five books in this series so far, this story is by far my favorite.

Healing Gabriel by Elizabeth Kelly
 After her mother’s death, Morgan Wilson decides to move to a small town to rebuild her life. There, she finds that it is difficult to find adequate housing. From a tip from one of her student’s mothers she discovers a carriage house, but the landowner, Gabriel Dern, is not happy that she wants to intrude on his life. Will Morgan be able to convince Gabriel that by moving on his property she has no plans to disrupt his solicitude existence?

Silence for the Dead by Simone St. James
 If you love gothic love stories, then anything by author Simone St. James promises spooky fun in a historically evocative setting. SILENCE FOR THE DEAD takes place at a remote insane asylum right after the Great War, when the bravery of young men and women wasn't without consequences. Ghosts, evil and some subtle comedic moments mixed in with a really good mystery that slowly unravels rounds out St. James' latest endeavor.

Fiery by Nikki Duncan
 It seems that the town grandfathers of Whispering Cove like to spend their time matchmaking. Getting the lonely Carmen Smith, all five feet plus of her, together with Ryan Alden, at six foot-seven, seems like a perfect idea to them.

Vexing The Viscount by Christie Kelley
 Romance readers will enjoy Ms. Kelley's VEXING THE VISCOUNT. It is a wonderful blend of mystery and romance.

The Wager - Sisters of Scandal series by Lily Maxton
 Ms. Maxton's THE WAGER is historical romance at its finest. It is definitely a keeper.

The Broken by Shelley Coriell
 The Butcher is killing broadcast journalists, but his first victim got away. Katrina has been hiding since the attack, going by Kate, but Hayden tracks her down. The FBI agent needs her help to try to catch The Butcher.

Once More, My Darling Rogue by Lorraine Heath
 Scarred hero meets scarred heroine in Ms. Heath's ONCE MORE, MY DARLING ROGUE. It is a haunting, but compelling addition to her SCANDALOUS GENTLEMEN OF ST. JAMES series.

Rogue with a Brogue by Suzanne Enoch
 Readers who want to get their Scottish on, look no further than Ms. Enoch's ROGUE WITH A BROGUE. It is a passionate read.

Getting Rowdy - Love Undercover, Book 3 by Lori Foster
 An oversexed commitment phobic man meets the woman he can't have but can't stop yearning for.

A Solitary Heart by Amanda Carpenter
 A SOLITARY HEART while a contemporary retro romance has love and hate - both volatile emotions - throughout. Sian and Matt's encounters sizzle each and every time but they are never on the same page at the same time which leads to lots of frustration, anger and other emotions that are off the charts!

Beverly Hills Demon Slayer by Angie Fox
 The life of a demon slayer does not wait even for a newlywed. Lizzie discovers the brutal truth of that when her life follows her to California. Will her sacrifice help defeat the one foe she never could overcome?

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