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  • Cristina Merrill 4:00 pm on 2019/05/07 Permalink
    Tags: amanda quick, dawn lanuza, , jenny hale, , , , , stay a little longer, the bride test, the summer house, the yankee widow, tightrope   

    Romance Roundup: Bed and Breakfast Owners, Civil War Widows, and Long-Distance Relationships 


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    This week’s Romance Roundup includes two people doing the long-distance flirtation thing, a Civil War widow who falls for a man under her care, and three ladies taking the bed and breakfast route in life.

    Shelter in Place, by Nora Roberts
    Roberts’ latest thriller deals with a mass shooting—and the long-term effects it has on the victims. One guy decided to become a law enforcement officer, while one young lady grew up to become an artist. (She uses her artistic abilities to deal with the pain and help others, so yeah, she’s pretty awesome!) Just when everyone thinks they are finally healing from all of the tragedy, they realize that the whole ordeal may be far from over. Here’s hoping they manage to catch the bad guys and that everyone is able to heal together and move on! (Ideally over lots of fireside chats and s’mores and wine.) This is definitely a deep, dark, intense world to sink into, so grab your reading blanket and a beverage of choice and get cozy! (Available in paperback on May 7.)

    The Bride Test, by Helen Hoang
    Khai Diep has autism, and while it hasn’t stopped him from finding a successful career, he just doesn’t think that love is in his future. That is, he doesn’t think he’s capable of feeling romantic love for another person. (Khai, we have total faith that you are one of the most romantic of the romantics and that you have your own secret sauce of lovey-dovey-ness!) Fortunately, Khai’s family is very supportive of him, which is why his devoted mama goes back to her native Vietnam to find him a potential bride. She finds said potential bride in Ho Chi Minh City in the lovely form of Esme Tran. Esme doesn’t blink twice at the opportunity to go to America and meet a prospective husband, and she ends up falling super duper hard for Khai. Here’s hoping that Khai realizes he is totally capable of loving another person and that he and Esme are meant to be together and have tons of babies! (Sounds like you’ll also have an awesome mother-in-law, Esme!) (Available in paperback, audiobook, and NOOK on May 7.)

    Tightrope, by Amanda Quick
    Amalie Vaughn is a trapeze artist-turned-bed-and-breakfast-owner. Trouble is, an inventor slash bed and breakfast guest has just been murdered by the robot he created (which is quite unusual) and now everyone is convinced that Amalie’s new enterprise is haunted. (We’ll all still be your guests, Amalie! The doors all have locks on them, right? Haha!) The drama puts Amalie in touch with Matthias Jones. He’s been on the hunt for that very robot invention that just killed its owner, and he and Amalie might be able to help each other out. Can they trust each other and work together to solve this mystery? Will Amalie’s bed and breakfast gain the recognition and revenue it deserves? Do Matthias’ clothes conceal a beautiful soul AND a stunning physique? Fingers crossed that the answer to all of these questions is a resounding YES! (Available in paperback, audiobook, and NOOK on May 7.)

    The Yankee Widow, by Linda Lael Miller
    Our heroine, Caroline, has just lost her husband in the Civil War, which leaves her alone with their farm and their daughter. This is not exactly the safest situation to be in, as the Battle of Gettysburg is going to start very, very soon and take place very, very close to her farm. (Caroline, we’ll pack up our petticoats and pitchforks and feminine sanitary supplies and join you ASAP!) While all of this hullabaloo is going on, Caroline takes care of two injured men, each of them from different sides of the war. She ends up falling big time for one of them, but since she’s a single lady with a kid surrounded by a lot of violence she needs to be extremely careful. Caroline, you follow your heart and—in your own way—let your man know how you feel! And if he doesn’t feel the same way about you, well, we’ll just have to chase him down while brandishing our pitchforks, now won’t we? (Available in hardcover and NOOK on May 7.)

    Stay a Little Longer, by Dawn Lanuza
    Elan and Caty randomly met when Elan randomly gave Caty a ride to the airport. It ended up being one fateful car ride, because the two decided to keep in touch and continue with their flirtatious banter. (Oh, that every trip to and from the airport was filled with such excitement!) Elan may live in the Philippines and Caty may live in Canada, but these two potential lovebirds just can’t seem to shake each other. (Kudos to couples around the globe who keep the flame alive over long distances!) Elan and Caty realize that they actually really like each other and that maybe they should consider taking their relationship to a whole new level. Caty and Elan, please, please, please realize that you’re made for each other and do what you can to ensure that you both end up in the same city, house, and bed for the rest of your lives! (Available in paperback and NOOK on May 28.)

    The Summer House, by Jenny Hale
    Besties Callie Weaver and Olivia Dixon have finally purchased their dream beach house and are in the process of turning it into a bed and breakfast. (Callie and Olivia, we promise to book our rooms STAT and post our best photos on Instagram!) Callie ends up getting cozy with Luke Sullivan, a local hottie who would make any summer beachgoer rethink her life choices and consider staying year-round. (Luke’s body puts the entire cast of “Baywatch” to shame.) Indeed, things are going quite swimmingly for everyone involved. Then Callie and Olivia find a diary that can upend the lives of a lot of people they know. Will these two ladies still be able to pursue their bed and breakfast dream? Will said bed and breakfast feature grapefruit mimosas and a wide selection of croissants? (Fingers crossed!) And are any of the local beaches secluded enough to allow Callie and Luke to spend many a day warm and nekkid on the sand? (Available in paperback on May 7.)

    What new romance novels are sweeping you off your feet this week?

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  • Cristina Merrill 6:00 pm on 2019/04/02 Permalink
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    Romance Roundup: Hockey Players, Barrel Racers, and Hawai’ian Princesses 


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    This week’s Romance Roundup includes a retired hockey player who falls for his baby mama, a Hawaiian royal chief’s daughter who falls for an English sailor, and a barrel racer who falls exceptionally hard for an exceptionally hot cowboy.

    Savior, by J.R. Ward
    Murhder was expelled from the Black Dagger Brotherhood, and that’s because he fell into a seriously deep and dark spiral. Now he’s on a quest for redemption, which puts him in the path of Dr. Sarah Watkins. She’s a researcher at a biomedical firm, and life hasn’t been so great lately. Her fiance and fellow scientist died, and she finds out that her company is conducting some pretty horrifying experiments. Oh, she also learns that her late fiance was involved in said experiments. Then gloriously hot and bothered Murhder shows up in her life, and while he makes her feel all kinds of feelings, they have to contend with an ongoing vampire war. (Indeed, their current situation doesn’t exactly scream “Potential long-term relationship!” or “Pick out curtains!”) Oh, Sarah, we know that Murhder doesn’t always give off the warm fuzzies, but sticking with him through the end will involve some pretty great rewards! This is the latest book in Ward’s extensive Black Dagger Brotherhood series. (Available in hardcover, audiobook, and NOOK on April 2.)

    The Other Lady Vanishes, by Amanda Quick
    Adelaide Blake just escaped a private sanitarium, so she has to lay low for a little bit. (Adelaide, we’ll do whatever it takes to help throw the hounds off of the scent!) She goes to Burning Cove, California, which is a Hollywood R&R haven, and gets a job at an herbal tea shop. Her work brings her in touch with widowed businessman Jake Truett. He’s pretending to just be another tired soul looking for some respite, and let’s just say that women would line up around the block for the chance to make him happy and relaxed. (This just miiiiiiiight be his cover, though.) When a famous local psychic is found dead, Adelaide and Jake get swept up in the mystery—not to mention a world of gangsters and other shady characters. Can they solve the murder and keep themselves above the fray? And can Adelaide be 100 percent honest with Jake about her past? This is the second book in Quick’s Burning Cove series. (Available in paperback on April 2.)

    I Want You Back, by Lorelei James
    Jaxson Lund did the whole NHL thing, and now he’s back home and deciding what his next move is going to be. (Yes, Jaxson. Please think about your next move while we all, ahem, turn down our bedspreads in an inviting way!) One thing is for sure: He still has feelings for Lucy Quade, his ex-girlfriend and the mother of his daughter, Mimi. Surely now that they’re both older and wiser—and that Jaxson still has his smoking hot hockey body—they can give romance another try? When something goes wrong with Mimi, Jaxson goes into full-on Protective Daddy Mode, which makes Lucy do a major double take. Impressed with his paternal instincts, Lucy wonders if they just might indeed have a second chance. Here’s hoping that everything turns out fine with Mimi, that Jaxson never stops proving himself to his family, and that Jaxson also shows Lucy that he’s ready to make everything up to her every night of the week! This is the first book in James’ Want You series. (Available in paperback, audiobook, and NOOK on April 2.)

    When a Duchess Says I Do, by Grace Burrowes
    Duncan Wentworth couldn’t help but help Matilda Wakefield when he found her in distress in the woods on his estate. He ends up getting WAY more than he bargained for in Matilda. Not only is she beautiful, but she is also extremely smart. Duncan is a rather bookish kind of guy himself, so he’s pretty thrilled to have found an intellectual equal. (Good for you, Duncan! You know when you’ve found a great catch!) Trouble is, Matilda is actually a widowed duchess and she has a TON of secrets that could ruin them both. Matilda, we totally understand why you want to keep your lips sealed, but please realize ASAP that Duncan is a wonderful and reliable guy who doesn’t give a hoot about judgmental society. Instead, he gives hundreds of hoots about Y-O-U! This is the second book in Burrowes’ Rogues to Riches series. (Available in paperback, audiobook, and NOOK on April 2.)

    Colorado Cowboy, by Sara Richardson
    Charity Stone is a champion barrel racer, and as such she’s used to overly-macho, arrogant rodeo men. That said, there is one man who is WAY different from the rest, and that’s officer-slash-cowboy Dev Jenkins. He knows that beneath Charity’s tough, bruised, flannel and denim-clad exterior beats the heart of a lady who is all woman. Charity doesn’t think she wants anything to do with a guy like Dev, but then she gets saddled with taking care of her delinquent 13-year-old nephew and realizes that she needs a helping hand. Fortunately, Dev recognizes this for the golden opportunity it is and offers his services. Will Dev be able to proverbially whack some sense into Charity’s nephew? Will Charity realize there’s way more to Dev than his heavenly face and sculpted backside? Will Dev and Charity enjoy at least one tussle in the hay? This tome includes a bonus story, “Unbroken,” by Jay Crownover. This is the fifth book in Richardson’s Rocky Mountain Riders series. (Available in paperback and NOOK on April 2.)

    A Song for the Stars, by Ilima Todd
    Maile is the second daughter of a royal chief on the Hawai’ian islands, and her world is about to get turned upside down. A bunch of English sailors have arrived, and one of them, John Harbottle, is distractingly distracting. She takes him prisoner after a fatal fight breaks out between her people and his people—a fight that results in the death of her fiance. But she ends up healing him instead, and they soon start to form a very close bond. She even ends up teaching him how to sail using nothing but the stars. (Yup, sexy English guys and tropical climates will certainly help those feelings along! It’s almost like “The Bachelor” circa 1700s.) Here’s hoping that John realizes that everything he’s been looking for is right there on the Hawai’ian islands, and that he and Maile start a new chapter together in paradise! (Available in paperback and audiobook on April 2.)

    What romance novels are you excited about this week?

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  • Cristina Merrill 6:00 pm on 2019/04/02 Permalink
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    Romance Roundup: Hockey Players, Barrel Racers, and Hawai’ian Princesses 


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    This week’s Romance Roundup includes a retired hockey player who falls for his baby mama, a Hawaiian royal chief’s daughter who falls for an English sailor, and a barrel racer who falls exceptionally hard for an exceptionally hot cowboy.

    Savior, by J.R. Ward
    Murhder was expelled from the Black Dagger Brotherhood, and that’s because he fell into a seriously deep and dark spiral. Now he’s on a quest for redemption, which puts him in the path of Dr. Sarah Watkins. She’s a researcher at a biomedical firm, and life hasn’t been so great lately. Her fiance and fellow scientist died, and she finds out that her company is conducting some pretty horrifying experiments. Oh, she also learns that her late fiance was involved in said experiments. Then gloriously hot and bothered Murhder shows up in her life, and while he makes her feel all kinds of feelings, they have to contend with an ongoing vampire war. (Indeed, their current situation doesn’t exactly scream “Potential long-term relationship!” or “Pick out curtains!”) Oh, Sarah, we know that Murhder doesn’t always give off the warm fuzzies, but sticking with him through the end will involve some pretty great rewards! This is the latest book in Ward’s extensive Black Dagger Brotherhood series. (Available in hardcover, audiobook, and NOOK on April 2.)

    The Other Lady Vanishes, by Amanda Quick
    Adelaide Blake just escaped a private sanitarium, so she has to lay low for a little bit. (Adelaide, we’ll do whatever it takes to help throw the hounds off of the scent!) She goes to Burning Cove, California, which is a Hollywood R&R haven, and gets a job at an herbal tea shop. Her work brings her in touch with widowed businessman Jake Truett. He’s pretending to just be another tired soul looking for some respite, and let’s just say that women would line up around the block for the chance to make him happy and relaxed. (This just miiiiiiiight be his cover, though.) When a famous local psychic is found dead, Adelaide and Jake get swept up in the mystery—not to mention a world of gangsters and other shady characters. Can they solve the murder and keep themselves above the fray? And can Adelaide be 100 percent honest with Jake about her past? This is the second book in Quick’s Burning Cove series. (Available in paperback on April 2.)

    I Want You Back, by Lorelei James
    Jaxson Lund did the whole NHL thing, and now he’s back home and deciding what his next move is going to be. (Yes, Jaxson. Please think about your next move while we all, ahem, turn down our bedspreads in an inviting way!) One thing is for sure: He still has feelings for Lucy Quade, his ex-girlfriend and the mother of his daughter, Mimi. Surely now that they’re both older and wiser—and that Jaxson still has his smoking hot hockey body—they can give romance another try? When something goes wrong with Mimi, Jaxson goes into full-on Protective Daddy Mode, which makes Lucy do a major double take. Impressed with his paternal instincts, Lucy wonders if they just might indeed have a second chance. Here’s hoping that everything turns out fine with Mimi, that Jaxson never stops proving himself to his family, and that Jaxson also shows Lucy that he’s ready to make everything up to her every night of the week! This is the first book in James’ Want You series. (Available in paperback, audiobook, and NOOK on April 2.)

    When a Duchess Says I Do, by Grace Burrowes
    Duncan Wentworth couldn’t help but help Matilda Wakefield when he found her in distress in the woods on his estate. He ends up getting WAY more than he bargained for in Matilda. Not only is she beautiful, but she is also extremely smart. Duncan is a rather bookish kind of guy himself, so he’s pretty thrilled to have found an intellectual equal. (Good for you, Duncan! You know when you’ve found a great catch!) Trouble is, Matilda is actually a widowed duchess and she has a TON of secrets that could ruin them both. Matilda, we totally understand why you want to keep your lips sealed, but please realize ASAP that Duncan is a wonderful and reliable guy who doesn’t give a hoot about judgmental society. Instead, he gives hundreds of hoots about Y-O-U! This is the second book in Burrowes’ Rogues to Riches series. (Available in paperback, audiobook, and NOOK on April 2.)

    Colorado Cowboy, by Sara Richardson
    Charity Stone is a champion barrel racer, and as such she’s used to overly-macho, arrogant rodeo men. That said, there is one man who is WAY different from the rest, and that’s officer-slash-cowboy Dev Jenkins. He knows that beneath Charity’s tough, bruised, flannel and denim-clad exterior beats the heart of a lady who is all woman. Charity doesn’t think she wants anything to do with a guy like Dev, but then she gets saddled with taking care of her delinquent 13-year-old nephew and realizes that she needs a helping hand. Fortunately, Dev recognizes this for the golden opportunity it is and offers his services. Will Dev be able to proverbially whack some sense into Charity’s nephew? Will Charity realize there’s way more to Dev than his heavenly face and sculpted backside? Will Dev and Charity enjoy at least one tussle in the hay? This tome includes a bonus story, “Unbroken,” by Jay Crownover. This is the fifth book in Richardson’s Rocky Mountain Riders series. (Available in paperback and NOOK on April 2.)

    A Song for the Stars, by Ilima Todd
    Maile is the second daughter of a royal chief on the Hawai’ian islands, and her world is about to get turned upside down. A bunch of English sailors have arrived, and one of them, John Harbottle, is distractingly distracting. She takes him prisoner after a fatal fight breaks out between her people and his people—a fight that results in the death of her fiance. But she ends up healing him instead, and they soon start to form a very close bond. She even ends up teaching him how to sail using nothing but the stars. (Yup, sexy English guys and tropical climates will certainly help those feelings along! It’s almost like “The Bachelor” circa 1700s.) Here’s hoping that John realizes that everything he’s been looking for is right there on the Hawai’ian islands, and that he and Maile start a new chapter together in paradise! (Available in paperback and audiobook on April 2.)

    What romance novels are you excited about this week?

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  • Cristina Merrill 2:00 pm on 2018/05/15 Permalink
    Tags: amanda quick, bound for eden, , midnight promises, , pamela yaye, pleasure in his kiss, , , shadow keeper, , , ,   

    Romance Roundup: Tea Shop Ladies, Personal Trainers, and Beauty Bloggers 


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    This week’s Romance Roundup includes a wagon train-leading cowboy, a sanitarium escapee who finds romance, and a beauty blogger who is spending her nights with a very sexy judge.

    Bound for Eden, by Tess LeSue
    Our plucky heroine, Alexandra, is escaping a dangerous, murderous pack of brothers with her own brother and sister, so she doesn’t have time to dilly dally. They join a wagon train, which is led by the very libidinous Luke Slater, who is pretty much every historical cowboy fantasy we’ve ever dreamed of. (Luke, we would all LOVE to get on your wagon train!) The trouble is, Alexandra has disguised herself as “Alex,” and she can’t let Luke know that she’s actually, you know, a lady with some very womanly needs. (At one point, Alexandra sees him nekkid in a tub and the pining just gets even worse from there.) Hang in there, Alex! I mean, Alexandra! You already had the courage to save your family and dodge the bad guys, so you absolutely have what it takes to get your dream guy. This is the first book in LeSue’s Frontiers of the Heart series. (Available in paperback and NOOK.)

    The Other Lady Vanishes, by Amanda Quick
    Adelaide Blake just escaped a private sanitarium, so she’s got to lay low for a little bit. (Adelaide, we’ll do whatever it takes to help throw the hounds off of the scent!) She goes to Burning Cove, California, which is a Hollywood R&R haven, and gets a job at an herbal tea shop. Her work brings her in touch with widowed businessman Jake Truett. He’s pretending to just be another tired soul looking for some respite, and let’s just say that women would line up around the block for the chance to make him happy and relaxed. (This just miiiiiiiight be his cover, though.) When a famous local psychic is found dead, Adelaide and Jake get swept up in the mystery—not to mention a world of gangsters and other shady characters. Can they solve the murder and keep themselves above the fray? And can Adelaide be 100 percent honest with Jake about her past? (Available in hardcover, audiobook, and NOOK.)

    Shelter in Place, by Nora Roberts
    Roberts’ latest thriller deals with a mass shooting—and the long-term effects it has on the victims. One guy decided to become a law enforcement officer, while one young lady grew up to become an artist. (She uses her artistic abilities to deal with the pain and help others, so yeah, she’s pretty awesome!) Just when everyone thinks they are finally healing from all of the tragedy, they realize that the whole ordeal may be far from over. Here’s hoping they manage to catch the bad guys and that everyone is able to heal together and move on! (Ideally over lots of fireside chats and s’mores and wine.) This is definitely a deep, dark, intense world to sink into, so grab your reading blanket and a beverage of choice and get cozy! (Available in hardcover, audiobook, and NOOK on May 29.)

    Shadow Keeper, by Christine Feehan
    Giovanni Ferraro loves to live up his Sexy Bad Boy reputation, mainly because it helps keep people from focusing on his family’s business. (He might be a shadow rider, which is not the easiest job to explain to your accountant.) Then he meets Sasha Provis. She grew up on a Wyoming ranch, so suffice to say she’s VERY different from the ditzy ladies who fawn over Giovanni. (True, he is worth fawning over, but so is our gal!) Sasha can take care of herself, thank you boys very much, but some bad people have evil designs on her. This makes Giovanni want to step up his cuddle game and prove to Sasha that he’s a guy worth keeping. Here’s hoping they manage to stay above the shady drama—and that Giovanni shows Sasha a great time in many imaginative ways! This is the third book in Feehan’s Shadow Riders series. (Available in paperback and NOOK on May 29.)

    Midnight Promises, by Sherryl Woods
    Elliott Cruz worked REALLY hard to win the heart of single mom Karen Ames. (He’s a personal trainer, so you know he’s got stamina!) They’ve been married now for a few years, but some conflicting desires and major family drama are causing a kerfuffle. Elliott wants to finance an opportunity with the money he and Karen have saved. (They initially wanted to use this money to have a baby, which is A Very Different Thing, and so Karen isn’t too thrilled with her man right now.) Oh, and a relative is cheating on his wife and dragging everyone else into the mess. Elliott and Karen, you two just focus on each other and figure out a nice compromise! Don’t forget why you got together in the first place—love and feelings and Elliott’s stunning biceps. Oh, and we will all babysit so that you two lovebirds can have a date night. Enjoy! This is the eighth book in Woods’ Sweet Magnolias series.

    Pleasure in His Kiss, by Pamela Yaye
    Karma Sullivan is a popular beauty blogger and the owner of the trendiest salon in the Hamptons. (Karma, we’re all booking our appointments—our many appointments—ASAP! Oh, and we are totally open to any DIY beauty tips you may have!) She’s also involved with Judge Morrison Drake, and let’s just say he’s more than welcome to wear nothing under his robe. Karma doesn’t want to get too close to him, though, because she’s got a family secret that can ruin everything Morrison has worked for. Karma, would you please realize that Morrison is a great man who loves you with a once-in-a-lifetime kind of passion? And Morrison, make sure you show Karma how much she means to you. (Over and over and over and—well, we’re all sure you get the picture, buddy!) This is the first book in Yaye’s Love in the Hamptons series. (Available in paperback and NOOK on May 22.)

    What romance novels are you excited about this week?

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  • Tara Sonin 6:00 pm on 2018/02/27 Permalink
    Tags: a court of frost and starlight, , , a rogue of her own, , , , amanda quick, ashes on the moor, , , , devil in tertan, , ella quin, , , , , his wicked charm, , hurts to love you, , , , , , , , , , , , natural blonde instincts, , , , , , the designs of lord randolph cavanaugh, , the identicals, , , the sins of lord lockwood, , the world of all souls, too wilde to wed, , we can't wait!,   

    Romance Spring Preview: 24 of Our Most Anticipated Novels 


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    Valentine’s Day may have come and gone, but Spring will soon be here! There is no better time for romance to bloom than when the frost thaws and our world starts to become sunnier, hotter…you get the idea. Here are 25 of our most anticipated romances coming this season.

    February

    The Identicals, by Elin Hilderbrand (February 20)
    It’s a tale as old as time: twins who couldn’t be more different, find themselves living a life where the grass is always greener, and learning something in the process. Harper is low-key, relaxed…and a complete romantic disaster. Tabitha is dignified, with a high standard for taste (and the debt to match)…not to mention a teenage daughter she can’t reign in. By switching islands and living the other sister’s life, they find a way to bury the resentments of the past, and both find hope for the future.

    Hello Stranger, by Lisa Kleypas (February 20)
    Garrett Gibson has never taken no for an answer—that’s how she became a doctor in an age and a society where women were discouraged from doing anything of the sort. She may be daring, but she’s never taken a risk in matters of the heart…until she meets Ethan Ransom, a detective for Scotland Yard, and gives into the throes of passion. But when she is pulled into a dangerous case, the stakes are raised, and she could lose more than her heart.

    A Princess in Theory, by Alyssa Cole (February 27)
    We’ve all gotten strange emails claiming we’re betrothed to an overseas prince, right? Naledi Smith knows they’re a scam, and one she doesn’t have time for. But in this case, they’re true: Prince Thabiso has been looking for the missing girl he was supposed to marry—and when he meets Naledi, she thinks he’s nothing but a regular person like her. And so he decides to play along, believing he can convince her to love the man behind the crown.

    The Marquis and I, by Ella Quin (February 27)
    Charlotte has been kidnapped, thanks to her brother-in-law’s recklessness (and the enemies he made as a result). But then she is rescued by a man even more unscrupulous, and her reputation is in tatters. She wants nothing to do with Constantine, the Marquis who rescued her…but he is determined to win her heart.

    The Sins of Lord Lockwood, by Meredith Duran (February 27)
    Liam is on a quest for revenge after his wedding to Anna was taken from him thanks to a conspiracy. But Anna has not given up on the man she loves, despite his pleas to leave him to his life of vengeance.

    March

    A Rogue of Her Own, by Grace Burrowes (March 6)
    Miss Charlotte Windham has no intention of ever marrying, and the best way to ensure that no one would ever want to marry her is a simple scandal. Lucas Sherborne is the perfect man to rope into her plan—but instead, thanks to his own desires to marry a woman of influence and wealth, they end up at the altar instead. A marriage neither one of them truly wanted turns into a love they never knew they needed.

    Ashes on the Moor, by Sarah M. Eden (March 6)
    It is 1871, and Evangeline has been sent by her grandfather to a small mill town to teach—and if she fails, she will never see her inheritance or her younger sister, the last family she has left, again. She keeps her upper-class status a secret as she finds a community in the town, bonding with Dermot, an Irish brick mason and his son…but when her secret is revealed, she must piece together the unraveling threads of her life to find a happy ending.

    High Voltage, by Karen Marie Moning (March 6)
    The Fever series continues with Dani protecting the people of Dublin against the forces of evil gathering strength beneath the surface. Her bond with Ryodan is stronger than ever, but even the immortal cannot protect her from the horrors from her past.

    With This Man, by Jodi Ellen Malpas (March 20)
    Jesse Ward is back in the new installment in this erotic romance series, and his entire world is rocked thanks to a tragic accident. Jesse and Ava were happy. But then she ends up in the hospital, and they aren’t sure she’s going to make it. Which would be bad enough…except that when she does pull through, she cannot remember him. Or anything about the last sixteen years. So Jesse is once again given a problem he might not be able to conquer: seducing his wife, and proving to her that the last sixteen years are worth remembering.

    Accidental Heroes, by Danielle Steele (March 20)
    Someone on plane A321 is going to do something terrible, and only Homeland Security agent Ben Waterman can figure out who, and how to stop them in time. In this thriller, a TSA agent informs him of a suspicious postcard with a mysterious message, and together they must rise to the occasion and become heroes to save the day.

    His Wicked Charm, by Candace Camp (March 27)
    Lilah hates Constantine Moreland. To make things worse, his twin brother married her best friend. But when his sisters are kidnapped, she helps him on the case and discovers there is more to him than meets the eye.

    Hurts to Love You, by Alisha Rai (March 27)
    Evangeline Chandler is an heiress, which means she knows the rules: don’t embarrass the family, don’t reveal your true feelings, and don’t hook up with the help. But she can’t help the attraction she feels for Gabriel, even if they can never be together. That is, until they find themselves unable to stop being together.

    Twice Bitten, by Lynsay Sands (March 27)
    Elspeth Argeneau has been alive for almost two centuries, but it’s only after getting away from her very controlling mother that she feels like she can start to experience life. Between hunting vampires, she can certainly find time for a fling. Especially with a guy who has no idea what she is.

    April

    The Thief, by J.R. Ward (April 10)
    The Black Dagger Brotherhood saga continues with the story of Sola Morte, a human woman—and former criminal—who is trying to reform herself and live the life she needs to in order to keep her grandmother safe. What she doesn’t need is a distraction, especially from Assail, the only man she’s ever truly felt something for…though she doesn’t know the truth that he is a vampire, and deals in arms with the Black Dagger Brotherhood. But when his life is in danger, Sola must risk it all to bring them together again.

    Natural Blonde Instincts, by Jill Shalvis (April 16)
    After trying to do her own thing, Kenna has decided it’s time to join the family business and prove herself capable of taking the reigns. The problem? Her boss is hot, powerful, and not falling for her feminine wiles.

    The Designs of Lord Randolph Cavanaugh, by Stephanie Laurens (April 24)
    The titular character of this historical romance is loyal only to those closest to him—for everyone else, his top priority has always been his finances. But when an investment falls through, he is torn between seeking restitution for his losses…and seeking the heart of a brilliant woman.

    A Devil of a Duke, by Madeline Hunter (April 24)
    Gabriel is a rake of the first order, used to getting everything he wants from the world, and from women. Which is why it’s incredibly frustrating to be falling for—and bedding—a woman who will give him her body, but not her name or her heart.

    May

    A Court of Frost and Starlight, by Sarah J. Maas (May 1)
    A continuation of the Court of Thorns and Roses series, this story bridges the initial three novels with the latter tales in the series. Feyre and Rhysand are rebuilding their world following a devastating conflict: love, war, loyalty, and friendship collide for another adventure in the world of the High Fae.

    Someone to Care, by Mary Balogh (May 1)
    Viola has not been able to move on from the shame and trauma of being stripped of her title after the death of her Earl husband. Not the young debutante she once was, but not ready for the grave, either, Viola isn’t sure where she fits…until she finds herself falling for the Marquess of Dorchester, a notorious rake…and a man worth risking her limited standing in society for.

    The World of All Souls, by Deborah Harkness (May 8)
    There is much more to the story of Oxford historian and witch Diana Bishop and time-traveling vampire Matthew Clairmont…and this guide to the world in which they met and fell in love reveals all!

    The High Tide Club, by Mary Kay Andrews (May 8)
    In this perfect early-spring beach read, a woman is given an arduous task by an aging heiress: find the descendants of her long-deceased friends, with whom she was not able to make amends before they died, and bring them together.

    The Other Lady Vanishes, by Amanda Quick (May 8)
    1930’s California is a place of beauty and danger when a woman escapes from a sanitarium and starts a new life, only to be tempted by a widowed businessman and drawn into a murder mystery.

    Devil in Tartan, by Julia London (May 16)
    Lottie is willing to do whatever it takes to keep her home safe, including taking her Highland clan to the ocean for illegal whiskey sales and holding a captain from a rival clan captive after an attack on her vessel. Aulay never thought he’d let himself get bound by a woman’s heart, and yet he can’t help but want to possess Lottie as much as he wants her ship.

    Too Wilde to Wed, by Eloisa James (May 29)
    Since being jilted, North went to war and cultivated a reputation for being ill-suited to marriage. But he doesn’t know that his almost-bride, Diana, never intended to hurt him, and her reputation has paid a price as well.

    The post Romance Spring Preview: 24 of Our Most Anticipated Novels appeared first on Barnes & Noble Reads.

     
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