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  • Cristina Merrill 2:00 pm on 2018/05/15 Permalink
    Tags: , bound for eden, , midnight promises, , pamela yaye, pleasure in his kiss, , romance roundups, shadow keeper, shelter in place, , tess lesue,   

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

    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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  • Cristina Merrill 6:00 pm on 2018/05/01 Permalink
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    Romance Roundup: Second Chance Love, Forgers, and Fake Boyfriends 

    This week’s Romance Roundup includes couples getting a second chance at love, a woman trying to take care of her siblings, and two shifters who embark on quite the adventure.

    Someone to Care, by Mary Balogh
    Romance readers who want more silver foxes in their stories will love this yarn! It’s been two years since Viola Kingsley lost everything. She was the wife of an earl, but then she and her kids found out that said earl had a secret life—and wife—and so they were stripped of everything. (Yeah, it’s been pretty rough sailing. Viola, we wouldn’t blame you if you wanted to drown your sorrows in lots and lots of gin.) It’s sad, BUT she’s also now a free woman, and she crosses paths with Marcel Lamarr, the Marquess of Dorchester. He’s done the womanizing thing ever since his wife died, but Viola was always one woman who never succumbed to his very sexy ways. Now, more than twenty years after they first met, the timing is perfect, and the two of them start to get to know each other MUCH better. Marcel and Viola, the two of you only got better with age, so go forth and enjoy this new chapter of your lives together! This is the fourth book in Balogh’s Westcott Family series. (Available in paperback and NOOK on May 1.)

    A Duke Like No Other, by Valerie Bowman
    General Mark Grimaldi has worked extremely hard to succeed in his military career. (He doesn’t come from a noble background, for one, so he had to be three times as good as his more blue-blooded comrades.) Now he’s about to get a major promotion. The only thing is, the powers that be want him to be married before he gets it. What they don’t know is that Mark already has a wife. Nicole Huntington Grimaldi and her husband have been separated for ten years—and that’s been just fine by them. (Nicole, did Mark not have the muscles back then that he does now? Because you should REALLY get a glimpse of him in his current state!) Mark asks her to step up her acting game and pretend to be his adoring wife. Will they realize they’re still crazy about each other and proceed to make lots and lots of babies? This is the ninth book in Bowman’s Playful Brides series. (Available in paperback and NOOK on May 1.)

    A.L.F.A. Instincts, by Milly Taiden
    Two stories in one! In “Dangerous Mating,” agent Kari Tomlin is part of a shifter team searching for undercover shifter agent Bryon Day. (He’s been missing for a few months, so they’re all determined to find him one way or another.) Her efforts get her trapped in a dungeon, and her new dungeon mate is none other than Bryon. Will they get out of this alive? And will they get a chance to get to know each other really, really well, preferably after a shower and a hot meal? In “Fearless Mating,” shifter director Josh Tumbel needs to protect his people from shifter Candy Obermier. She works for the U.S. government, and let’s just say her boss is looking at the A.L.F.A. agency with dollar signs in the eyes. This is all rather annoying, and made worse by A.L.F.A. headquarters being taken hostage. Here’s hoping everyone makes it out okay—and that Josh and Candy realize that the other is not so bad! This is the second book in Taiden’s A.L.F.A. series. (Available in paperback and NOOK on May 1.)

    The Luck of the Bride, by Janna MacGregor
    March Lawson has been committing forgery for the past eight years—and for good reason. She’s had to raise her siblings ever since their parents died, and the man who holds her inheritance hasn’t released the funds. So she’s been forging his signature because she’s got mouths to feed. Then she meets this evil, non-fund-releasing man, and he turns out to be devastatingly handsome and charming. Michael Cavensham, the Marquess of McCalpin, is NOT thrilled that his name has been forged, like, a lot (but who’s counting, right, buddy?). He also feels extremely guilty. (No offense, Michael, but serves you right! Our gal has had it rough.) He’s willing to show March what love is, not to mention a GREAT time in the boudoir. Can he find it in his heart to let it go? (Dude, just pretend she scribbled something and it happened to look like your name.) This is the third book in MacGregor’s Cavensham Heiresses series. (Available in paperback on May 1.)

    The Only Thing, by Marie Harte
    Hope Donnigan has a lovely life—good job, good friends, and so forth—but her mom is a tad overbearing. She doesn’t approve of Hope’s lifestyle, and wishes her daughter at least had a boyfriend. So yeah, Hope needs a fake boyfriend fast. (Hope, we’ll find you some suitable candidates yesterday!) Hope finds a willing participant in tattoo artist J.T. Webster. They met months ago at her sister’s wedding, and he fell for her pretty hard, so he’s not above the idea of faking a relationship with our gal. Then the two of them start to fall for each other for real, which means they might just live happily ever after and Hope’s mom can finally start planning a wedding. (Don’t worry, Hope. We won’t tell her the truth!) This is the third book in Harte’s Donnigans series. (Available in paperback, audiobook, and NOOK.)

    Caught Up in a Cowboy, by Jennie Marts
    Rockford James grew up loving two things: horses and hockey. He was drafted into the NHL, and that career was going just fine and dandy until he got injured. (It’s okay, Rockford! We all still want to wear your jersey!) Now he’s back in his hometown and eager to put the ranch he grew up on back in order. (We’ll all help you, Rockford! Shall we talk business on a clean haystack?) Oh, and he’s reconnected with Quinn Rivers, his high school sweetheart. She’s a grown up, single mom now, and she still gets the knee shakes when she sees Rockford. She wants to avoid getting tangled up with him, but, yeah, that’s just not going to happen. (Can’t say we blame you, Quinn. We’re sure Rockford looks amazing, especially when he’s wearing nothing but a cowboy hat!) This is the first book in Marts’ Cowboys of Creedence series. (Available in paperback, audiobook, and NOOK on May 1.)

    What romance novels are you excited to read this week?

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  • Cristina Merrill 6:00 pm on 2018/05/01 Permalink
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    Romance Roundup: Second Chance Love, Forgers, and Fake Boyfriends 

    This week’s Romance Roundup includes couples getting a second chance at love, a woman trying to take care of her siblings, and two shifters who embark on quite the adventure.

    Someone to Care, by Mary Balogh
    Romance readers who want more silver foxes in their stories will love this yarn! It’s been two years since Viola Kingsley lost everything. She was the wife of an earl, but then she and her kids found out that said earl had a secret life—and wife—and so they were stripped of everything. (Yeah, it’s been pretty rough sailing. Viola, we wouldn’t blame you if you wanted to drown your sorrows in lots and lots of gin.) It’s sad, BUT she’s also now a free woman, and she crosses paths with Marcel Lamarr, the Marquess of Dorchester. He’s done the womanizing thing ever since his wife died, but Viola was always one woman who never succumbed to his very sexy ways. Now, more than twenty years after they first met, the timing is perfect, and the two of them start to get to know each other MUCH better. Marcel and Viola, the two of you only got better with age, so go forth and enjoy this new chapter of your lives together! This is the fourth book in Balogh’s Westcott Family series. (Available in paperback and NOOK on May 1.)

    A Duke Like No Other, by Valerie Bowman
    General Mark Grimaldi has worked extremely hard to succeed in his military career. (He doesn’t come from a noble background, for one, so he had to be three times as good as his more blue-blooded comrades.) Now he’s about to get a major promotion. The only thing is, the powers that be want him to be married before he gets it. What they don’t know is that Mark already has a wife. Nicole Huntington Grimaldi and her husband have been separated for ten years—and that’s been just fine by them. (Nicole, did Mark not have the muscles back then that he does now? Because you should REALLY get a glimpse of him in his current state!) Mark asks her to step up her acting game and pretend to be his adoring wife. Will they realize they’re still crazy about each other and proceed to make lots and lots of babies? This is the ninth book in Bowman’s Playful Brides series. (Available in paperback and NOOK on May 1.)

    A.L.F.A. Instincts, by Milly Taiden
    Two stories in one! In “Dangerous Mating,” agent Kari Tomlin is part of a shifter team searching for undercover shifter agent Bryon Day. (He’s been missing for a few months, so they’re all determined to find him one way or another.) Her efforts get her trapped in a dungeon, and her new dungeon mate is none other than Bryon. Will they get out of this alive? And will they get a chance to get to know each other really, really well, preferably after a shower and a hot meal? In “Fearless Mating,” shifter director Josh Tumbel needs to protect his people from shifter Candy Obermier. She works for the U.S. government, and let’s just say her boss is looking at the A.L.F.A. agency with dollar signs in the eyes. This is all rather annoying, and made worse by A.L.F.A. headquarters being taken hostage. Here’s hoping everyone makes it out okay—and that Josh and Candy realize that the other is not so bad! This is the second book in Taiden’s A.L.F.A. series. (Available in paperback and NOOK on May 1.)

    The Luck of the Bride, by Janna MacGregor
    March Lawson has been committing forgery for the past eight years—and for good reason. She’s had to raise her siblings ever since their parents died, and the man who holds her inheritance hasn’t released the funds. So she’s been forging his signature because she’s got mouths to feed. Then she meets this evil, non-fund-releasing man, and he turns out to be devastatingly handsome and charming. Michael Cavensham, the Marquess of McCalpin, is NOT thrilled that his name has been forged, like, a lot (but who’s counting, right, buddy?). He also feels extremely guilty. (No offense, Michael, but serves you right! Our gal has had it rough.) He’s willing to show March what love is, not to mention a GREAT time in the boudoir. Can he find it in his heart to let it go? (Dude, just pretend she scribbled something and it happened to look like your name.) This is the third book in MacGregor’s Cavensham Heiresses series. (Available in paperback on May 1.)

    The Only Thing, by Marie Harte
    Hope Donnigan has a lovely life—good job, good friends, and so forth—but her mom is a tad overbearing. She doesn’t approve of Hope’s lifestyle, and wishes her daughter at least had a boyfriend. So yeah, Hope needs a fake boyfriend fast. (Hope, we’ll find you some suitable candidates yesterday!) Hope finds a willing participant in tattoo artist J.T. Webster. They met months ago at her sister’s wedding, and he fell for her pretty hard, so he’s not above the idea of faking a relationship with our gal. Then the two of them start to fall for each other for real, which means they might just live happily ever after and Hope’s mom can finally start planning a wedding. (Don’t worry, Hope. We won’t tell her the truth!) This is the third book in Harte’s Donnigans series. (Available in paperback, audiobook, and NOOK.)

    Caught Up in a Cowboy, by Jennie Marts
    Rockford James grew up loving two things: horses and hockey. He was drafted into the NHL, and that career was going just fine and dandy until he got injured. (It’s okay, Rockford! We all still want to wear your jersey!) Now he’s back in his hometown and eager to put the ranch he grew up on back in order. (We’ll all help you, Rockford! Shall we talk business on a clean haystack?) Oh, and he’s reconnected with Quinn Rivers, his high school sweetheart. She’s a grown up, single mom now, and she still gets the knee shakes when she sees Rockford. She wants to avoid getting tangled up with him, but, yeah, that’s just not going to happen. (Can’t say we blame you, Quinn. We’re sure Rockford looks amazing, especially when he’s wearing nothing but a cowboy hat!) This is the first book in Marts’ Cowboys of Creedence series. (Available in paperback, audiobook, and NOOK on May 1.)

    What romance novels are you excited to read this week?

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  • Cristina Merrill 1:00 pm on 2018/04/24 Permalink
    Tags: a san diego romance, a scandalous deal, , don't call me cupcake, , , , navy brides, , romance roundups, , , tara sheets, the designs of lor randolph cavanaugh   

    Romance Roundup: Navy Love, Architects, and Cupcake Wars 

    This week’s Romance Roundup includes a lady trying to keep her family’s estate together, an architect who gets cozy with her new employer, and two competitive foodies who have the major hots for each other.

    The Designs of Lord Randolph Cavanaugh, by Stephanie Laurens
    Lord Randolph Cavanaugh doesn’t give a hoot of what society thinks. His biggest concerns are his business ventures and his family. (Randy, buddy, with high society being as snooty as it is, we can’t say we blame you!) He travels to Buckinghamshire to review an investment, which brings him face-to-face with Felicia Throgmorton. Her father died not too long ago, and she’s working really hard to keep her family’s estate together. (Randolph, you BETTER take her out for a fun night at the theatre!) They soon become crazy for each other, because Felicia is a smart and strong and awesome lady and Randolph is also smart and strong and awesome with a beautiful body to boot. This is the first book in Laurens’ new series, The Cavanaughs. (Available in hardcover, paperback, audiobook, and NOOK on April 24.)

    Map of the Heart, by Susan Wiggs
    History buffs will love Wiggs’ latest! Camille Palmer is finally settling back into a peaceful existence after the tragic death of her husband. She’s got a teenage daughter and a dad to look after, so she’s quite busy. (Camille, massages and champagne on all of us!) Then a mysterious package arrives, and the three of them go back to France, where Camille’s dad lived during World War II. Oh, and Camille meets a very handsome former naval officer during her travels. (Note to Camille: Find out ASAP if he kept his uniform!) A nice lady who gets another chance at love with a hunky man in the French countryside while surrounded by loved ones? Yes, we’ll all take that tale with a glass of wine and a chocolate croissant! (Available in paperback on April 24.)

    Navy Brides, by Debbie Macomber
    Two stories in one—and lots of sexy Navy men in sexy Navy uniforms! In “Navy Wife,” Lindy Kyle decides to start a new chapter in Seattle. (Some jerk broke her heart, so good for you, Lindy!) She ends up becoming roommates with Rush Callaghan, who is in between Navy gigs. Rush always thought the Navy would be his first love, but he soon realizes that Lindy is extremely awesome, too. Will their love survive when he gets called to duty again? In “Navy Blues,” a lady named Carol really, really, really wants her ex-husband, Lieutenant Commander Steve Kyle, to father a baby for her. (Navy life and the long absences it can entail took a toll on their marriage, but she knows he’d be the perfect co-parent.) Can they realize that they’ve always been perfect for each other and that they have GOT to reconcile for good? (Fingers crossed!) (Available in paperback and NOOK on April 24.)

    A Scandalous Deal, by Joanna Shupe
    Gilded Age romance alert! Lady Eva Hyde, unfortunately, has had three dead fiancés, so it doesn’t look like she’ll get married anytime soon. She decides to go to New York City to pursue her dream of being an architect. (Many thanks to you, Eva, and other women like you who helped pave the way!) During her boat journey she has a very, ahem, passionate encounter with a handsome man. When in New York, she realizes that said handsome man is none other than her new boss. Phillip Mansfield is willing to give Eva a chance on his new luxury hotel project, but he’s not prepared for the many, many feelings she stirs up in him. Here’s hoping that Eva manages to take the architecture world by storm—and that she and Phillip have many passionate nights in an edifice of her creation! (Available in paperback, audiobook, and NOOK on April 24.)

    Don’t Call Me Cupcake, by Tara Sheets
    Bakery owner Emma Holloway likes to infuse the cupcakes she makes with good wishes. (Oh, and these good wishes work in a magical way, so Emma, we’ll all take ten!) Life is good, and then she meets Hunter Kane. Now, normally meeting Hunter would be A Good Thing, because he’s a Handsome Guy with Biceps Molded From Happy Tears. But Hunter, it turns out, is opening his own restaurant and bakery in town, so now he’s competition. (Hot, muscular competition, but competition nonetheless.) They soon discover they’ll need to work together for the town’s summer festival. This is difficult for our gal Emma to bear, because business is business and she’d like to be the town’s ONLY business, thank you very much. Then they start to connect in a very deep way. Can they work together? And will Hunter serve Emma sweets in bed wearing nothing but an apron? (Sorry, an apron AND a smile?) This is the first book in Sheets’ Holloway Girls series. (Available in paperback and NOOK on April 24.)

    A San Diego Romance, by Kianna Alexander
    Christopher Marland is the president of the San Diego Millionaire Moguls, and he doesn’t really have time for any romance. (Oh, Christopher, just give us all a chance!) Then Eliza Ellicott comes back into his life, and seeing his first love again makes Christopher realize that yes, he is still capable of deep emotion and intense physical passion. (We all knew you had it in you, buddy!) As for Eliza, she’s willing to give Christopher a helping hand with his teenage daughter because she’s, like, a super duper nice person with a boutique to run. (Eliza, we will all be your most faithful patrons!) She’s not so sure about Christopher himself, though. Can Christopher prove to her that he’s a man worth keeping who can also show her a rowdy time in just about any place? This is the sixth book in the multi-authored Millionaire Moguls series. (Available in paperback and NOOK.)

    What romance novels are you swooning over this week?

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  • Cristina Merrill 2:00 pm on 2018/04/17 Permalink
    Tags: a match made in bed, , delores fossen, lone star blues, , , romance roundups, secrets of the tulip sisters, , , the family gathering, welcome to moonlight harbor   

    Romance Roundup: Veterans, Single Moms, and Bookworms 

    This week’s Romance Roundup includes a military guy seeking some R&R, a single mom starting a new chapter of her life, and a bookish lady who is about to engage is some very sexy, non-book-related activities.

    The Family Gathering, by Robyn Carr
    Dakota Jones has just left the military, and he’s seeking a bit of R&R as he decides what to do next with his life. (Oh, Dakota, we’d all be MORE than happy to give you some ideas as we sip wine on a bearskin rug in front of a fireplace wearing nothing but perfume!) He decides to have a mini reunion with his siblings, who live in Sullivan’s Crossing. He also just wants to lay low in general. No one fails to notice Dakota and his biceps, though, and he soon becomes the object of affection for many a lady in town. (Sorry, Dakota, but this was inevitable!) There’s one lady, though, who thinks she is immune to his very sexy charms, but she’s really not because that is literally impossible with a guy like Dakota. (Nice try, though!) Can he make her see reason? This is the third book in Carr’s Sullivan’s Crossing series. (Available in hardcover and NOOK.)

    Secrets of the Tulip Sisters, by Susan Mallery
    Two sisters are reluctantly reunited in Mallery’s latest! Kelly Murphy has her own thing going on as a tulip farmer. Then her small town gets two comebacks in the form of Griffith Burnett, who takes one look at Kelly and immediately gets all “Hey, girl” on her, and Kelly’s estranged sister, Olivia. Kelly and Olivia haven’t exactly been on Christmas-card terms for the past ten years, so life is about to get way more dramatic for both of them. They’d each rather get a root canal than hug and make up. (See, ladies? You have more in common than you think!) Secrets upon secrets are about to be spilled, which might put a damper on this delicate sisterhood. Oh, come on, you two! Just get over yourselves, go out for margaritas and nachos, and focus on the good times ahead! (Available in paperback on April 17.)

    Welcome to Moonlight Harbor, by Sheila Roberts
    Jenna Jones isn’t having the easiest time right now. She’s getting divorced, is facing financial hardship with a daughter to raise, and isn’t exactly jumping for joy at the prospect of turning forty. (Um, excuse us, Jenna, but you are still a fabulous woman with nothing BUT fabulous years ahead of you!) Oh, and her loafer ex-husband wants spousal support so he can go live the high life with his new flame. (Jenna, we can take care of this particular problem and make it look like an accident! Oh, you want to keep things legal? Well, the offer stands!) Jenna’s great-aunt Edie begs her to join her at a small Washington coastal town and help her restore the Driftwood Inn. The inn is badly in need of some TLC—okay, fine, a LOT of TLC—but Jenna is determined to make things better for herself and her teenage daughter and maybe, just maybe, get another chance at romance! This is the first book in Roberts’ Moonlight Harbor series. (Available in hardcover, paperback, audiobook, and NOOK on April 17.)

    A Match Made in Bed, by Cathy Maxwell
    Miss Cassandra Holwell isn’t considered a conventionally beautiful woman by society’s standards. She’s considered too tall, for one, and WAY too well-read. (Cassandra, to the rest of us, you sound like a highly-educated supermodel!) She does, however, have a large fortune, and she’s thinking she wants to marry the Duke of Camberly. Then fate steps in, and it takes the form of the garter-loosening hunk that is Soren York, Earl of Dewsberry. (Let’s just say he makes women think “Duke of who?”) Cassandra and Soren’s families are enemies—her family miiiiiight have screwed his over back in the day—but it doesn’t change the fact that he’s wanted her for a very, very long time. Here’s hoping they manage to overcome their differences and realize they could have a really fun life together, both in and out of the sack! This is the second book in Maxwell’s Spinster Heiresses series. (Available in hardcover, paperback, audiobook, and NOOK on April 17.)

    Lone Star Blues, by Delores Fossen
    Dylan Granger may be a Hot Cowboy, but his wife, Jordan, still left him to join the military. (Many cheers for lady veterans!) It turns out that Dylan had a wild night one night with Jordan’s cousin and got said cousin pregnant. (Oh, Dylan, you just HAD to go in THAT direction, didn’t you?!) Now Jordan is back in town to help raise the resulting baby, because she’s an awesome lady who doesn’t shy away from tough times. She and Dylan haven’t seen each other in a while, but the love and the feelings and Dylan’s abs are all still in place. Can they overcome their past obstacles and build a new life together? And will Dylan find sexy new ways to show Jordan that she belongs in his heart and bed forever? This is the eighth book in Fossen’s Wrangler’s Creek series. (Available in paperback and NOOK on April 17.)

    What romances are on your nightstand this week?

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