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  • Cristina Merrill 5:00 pm on 2018/09/11 Permalink
    Tags: Romance   

    Romance Roundup: Teacher Romances, Heroic Cowboys, and Matchmaking Sisters 

    This week’s Romance Roundup includes a mother and daughter on the run, a sexy drummer going incognito, and a restrained woman looking to break free.

    One Perfect Kiss, by Jaci Burton
    Teacher romance alert! Josie Barnes has finally found home in Hope, Oklahoma. She has a house, a job teaching high school English, and lots of new and awesome friends. (Josie, you go, girl!) The only little nit in her life is the super duper hunky football coach, Zach Powers. He’s not too thrilled with Josie because she keeps benching his players for their poor grades, but he doesn’t fool himself for too long. He soon realizes that she is, in fact, an excellent teacher and a wonderful person—and that he wants to persuade her to stay in Hope for a very, very long time. (Zach, we knew you’d come around!) Here’s hoping that Josie and Zach find their connection sooner rather than later, that Zach’s players study for once, and that these two lovebirds build a big house on a giant property and fill it with babies and puppies! This is the eighth book in Burton’s Hope series. (Available in paperback, audiobook, and NOOK.)

    Do or Die Cowboy, by June Faver
    Cowboy Tyler Garrett may look REALLY good riding a horse and doing his cowboy thing, but he really has the heart of a musician and wants to strike it big on the country music scene. (We’re totally fine with this, Tyler, but please always keep the top three buttons of your shirt unbuttoned. Thanks!) He’s on his way to Dallas to record a demo when he comes across Leah Benson. She’s on the run, and she’s got precious cargo in tow: her daughter. There are some shady characters out to get both of them, but Tyler absolutely refuses to let any danger touch the new loves of his life. (That’s the spirit, Tyler!) Tyler certainly has his work cut out for him, but he’s not the type to shy away from conflict. Can he help eliminate the bad guys from Leah’s life? And will he find success and fulfillment on the country music scene? This is the first book in Faver’s Dark Horse Cowboys series. (Available in paperback and NOOK.)

    One More Moment, by Samantha Chase
    Our gal Charlotte Clark has no idea that she just randomly treated famous drummer Julian Grayson to coffee. She thought she was just doing a random, nice thing for a stranger, which is her style because she’s a super nice person who also helps the homeless and is on a mission to make the world a better place. (Charlotte, you are a gem!) Julian is more than happy to keep this special lady in the dark about his true identity, but then he gets mega-attached to her. He will need to come clean soon if he’s serious about keeping her in his life forever. A gentle suggestion, Julian—set the mood with a nice candlelight dinner, bring flowers (lot of flowers), and be prepared to grovel. Shirtless. As in, be shirtless when you grovel. You’ve got this, buddy! This is the third book in Chase’s Shaughnessy Brothers series. (Available in paperback and NOOK.)

    Arabella, by Georgette Heyer
    This reprint features Arabella Tallant, the daughter of a country clergyman. Her carriage breaks down on the way to London, and she’s forced to accept help from the less-than-pleasant Mr. Robert Beaumaris. She overhears him make a not-so-nice comment about her, so in a sort of retribution she tells him she’s an heiress. (Robert, no offense, but you are kind of rude and deserve to be whacked with a glove!) Robert proceeds to accompany Arabella to high society events, and he soon realizes that she’s way more awesome than he ever would have thought. She saves a chimney sweep and a neglected dog, for example, so you know she’s a friend to the unfortunate. She’s got some troubles, though, and that includes an unruly younger brother. Will Robert continue to be a nuisance, or will he step up his game and help our gal live her best life? (Robert, if you choose the latter path, we will forego that whole glove-whacking thing!) (Available in paperback.)

    Frederica, by Georgette Heyer
    This reprint features Frederica, a lovely young woman who wants nothing more than to help her sister make an excellent match. She seeks help from the Marquis of Alverstoke, a distant cousin who would love nothing more than to keep every single one of his relatives at bay. He’s intrigued by Frederica, though, probably because she’s asking for help on someone else’s behalf. (You see, Alverstoke? Not everyone wants to put their hands in your pockets to take your money! Although some women wouldn’t mind putting their hands in your pockets for a different reason, wink wink!) He decides to help all of the ladies make their way into society, but he soon realizes he just might want Frederica all to himself. Don’t screw this up, Alverstoke! Woo her and win her and lead her to the altar—and romance her for the rest of your lives! (Available in paperback.)

    Misadventures with a Master, by Mia Michelle and Meredith Wild
    Our heroine has lived a very limited life thanks to ridiculous social and political rules. She’s ready to break free (girl, we’ll all help you!) and she finds the opportunity in Crave, which pretty much sounds like the sexiest club in the world that gives people a chance to, ahem, live out their wildest fantasies. (Excuse me, but…where do we sign up? Online? Or do we just show up in the flesh? We’re game either way!) She meets Demitri, who pretty much has the power to make any woman want to immediately shed her inhibitions. Demitri wants to break our gal, though, and make her be submissive, but she’s got a very strong spirit. Here’s hoping they find some deliciously sexy middle ground! This is the thirteenth book in the multi-authored Misadventures series. (Available in select stores.)

    What romance novels are keeping you warm as temperatures drop this week?

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  • Cristina Merrill 5:00 pm on 2018/09/11 Permalink
    Tags: Romance   

    Romance Roundup: Teacher Romances, Heroic Cowboys, and Matchmaking Sisters 

    This week’s Romance Roundup includes a mother and daughter on the run, a sexy drummer going incognito, and a restrained woman looking to break free.

    One Perfect Kiss, by Jaci Burton
    Teacher romance alert! Josie Barnes has finally found home in Hope, Oklahoma. She has a house, a job teaching high school English, and lots of new and awesome friends. (Josie, you go, girl!) The only little nit in her life is the super duper hunky football coach, Zach Powers. He’s not too thrilled with Josie because she keeps benching his players for their poor grades, but he doesn’t fool himself for too long. He soon realizes that she is, in fact, an excellent teacher and a wonderful person—and that he wants to persuade her to stay in Hope for a very, very long time. (Zach, we knew you’d come around!) Here’s hoping that Josie and Zach find their connection sooner rather than later, that Zach’s players study for once, and that these two lovebirds build a big house on a giant property and fill it with babies and puppies! This is the eighth book in Burton’s Hope series. (Available in paperback, audiobook, and NOOK.)

    Do or Die Cowboy, by June Faver
    Cowboy Tyler Garrett may look REALLY good riding a horse and doing his cowboy thing, but he really has the heart of a musician and wants to strike it big on the country music scene. (We’re totally fine with this, Tyler, but please always keep the top three buttons of your shirt unbuttoned. Thanks!) He’s on his way to Dallas to record a demo when he comes across Leah Benson. She’s on the run, and she’s got precious cargo in tow: her daughter. There are some shady characters out to get both of them, but Tyler absolutely refuses to let any danger touch the new loves of his life. (That’s the spirit, Tyler!) Tyler certainly has his work cut out for him, but he’s not the type to shy away from conflict. Can he help eliminate the bad guys from Leah’s life? And will he find success and fulfillment on the country music scene? This is the first book in Faver’s Dark Horse Cowboys series. (Available in paperback and NOOK.)

    One More Moment, by Samantha Chase
    Our gal Charlotte Clark has no idea that she just randomly treated famous drummer Julian Grayson to coffee. She thought she was just doing a random, nice thing for a stranger, which is her style because she’s a super nice person who also helps the homeless and is on a mission to make the world a better place. (Charlotte, you are a gem!) Julian is more than happy to keep this special lady in the dark about his true identity, but then he gets mega-attached to her. He will need to come clean soon if he’s serious about keeping her in his life forever. A gentle suggestion, Julian—set the mood with a nice candlelight dinner, bring flowers (lot of flowers), and be prepared to grovel. Shirtless. As in, be shirtless when you grovel. You’ve got this, buddy! This is the third book in Chase’s Shaughnessy Brothers series. (Available in paperback and NOOK.)

    Arabella, by Georgette Heyer
    This reprint features Arabella Tallant, the daughter of a country clergyman. Her carriage breaks down on the way to London, and she’s forced to accept help from the less-than-pleasant Mr. Robert Beaumaris. She overhears him make a not-so-nice comment about her, so in a sort of retribution she tells him she’s an heiress. (Robert, no offense, but you are kind of rude and deserve to be whacked with a glove!) Robert proceeds to accompany Arabella to high society events, and he soon realizes that she’s way more awesome than he ever would have thought. She saves a chimney sweep and a neglected dog, for example, so you know she’s a friend to the unfortunate. She’s got some troubles, though, and that includes an unruly younger brother. Will Robert continue to be a nuisance, or will he step up his game and help our gal live her best life? (Robert, if you choose the latter path, we will forego that whole glove-whacking thing!) (Available in paperback.)

    Frederica, by Georgette Heyer
    This reprint features Frederica, a lovely young woman who wants nothing more than to help her sister make an excellent match. She seeks help from the Marquis of Alverstoke, a distant cousin who would love nothing more than to keep every single one of his relatives at bay. He’s intrigued by Frederica, though, probably because she’s asking for help on someone else’s behalf. (You see, Alverstoke? Not everyone wants to put their hands in your pockets to take your money! Although some women wouldn’t mind putting their hands in your pockets for a different reason, wink wink!) He decides to help all of the ladies make their way into society, but he soon realizes he just might want Frederica all to himself. Don’t screw this up, Alverstoke! Woo her and win her and lead her to the altar—and romance her for the rest of your lives! (Available in paperback.)

    Misadventures with a Master, by Mia Michelle and Meredith Wild
    Our heroine has lived a very limited life thanks to ridiculous social and political rules. She’s ready to break free (girl, we’ll all help you!) and she finds the opportunity in Crave, which pretty much sounds like the sexiest club in the world that gives people a chance to, ahem, live out their wildest fantasies. (Excuse me, but…where do we sign up? Online? Or do we just show up in the flesh? We’re game either way!) She meets Demitri, who pretty much has the power to make any woman want to immediately shed her inhibitions. Demitri wants to break our gal, though, and make her be submissive, but she’s got a very strong spirit. Here’s hoping they find some deliciously sexy middle ground! This is the thirteenth book in the multi-authored Misadventures series. (Available in select stores.)

    What romance novels are keeping you warm as temperatures drop this week?

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  • Cristina Merrill 4:00 pm on 2018/09/06 Permalink
    Tags: a los angeles passion, cheryl brooks, maverick, Romance, ,   

    Romance Roundup: Doctors, High-School Sweethearts, and Screenwriters 

    This week’s Romance Roundup includes a grieving woman who needs to defeat a master vampire, a lady who gets an embarrassing proposal, and a sexy guy who gets some much-needed help babysitting his nephew.

    Dark Sentinel, by Christine Feehan
    Lorraine Peters just lost her entire family, so she’s off to the woods for a little R&R. She comes across Andor Katona, who is being attacked by three vampire hunters. Lorraine rescues him, because she’s awesome like that, and Andor soon realizes he might have just found his lifemate. (Andor, in addition to having a rippling upper body, you are also very, very smart! Lorraine is definitely the kind of amazing lady you want by your side for life.) They are about to get cozy when a master vampire sets his sights on Lorraine—and on destroying Andor’s fellow Carpathian people. (Lorraine and Andor, we may not be the most competent allies in this particular fight, but we’ll make you a nice dinner when it’s all over!) Here’s hoping they both manage to defeat this master vampire and build a new life together! This is the latest book in Feehan’s extensive Carpathian series. (Available in hardcover, audiobook, and NOOK on September 4.)

    Island of Glass, by Nora Roberts
    The third book in Roberts’ Guardians trilogy concludes the saga of six people who are on a quest to locate three magical stars before an evil goddess gets them first. This installment features Doyle, an immortal hunk who has been around for at least three centuries, and Riley, an archeologist who is also a werewolf. Riley and Doyle have been keeping their hands to themselves for the most part, afraid of giving in to their feelings. (Doyle, we know you’ve been around forever, but life is still too short! Get to it!) Now that the journey is nearing the end, and their four friends have paired off to their own happy endings, it might be time for these two to reevaluate their priorities and start making some plans together. (Available in paperback on September 4.)

    The Proposal, by Jasmine Guillory
    Our gal Nikole Paterson has just experienced a bit of an embarrassing moment. Her ridiculous boyfriend of five months proposed to her via scoreboard at a baseball game—and spelled her name wrong while doing it. Understandably, she’s not exactly feeling the marriage vibes for him, so she decides to hightail it out of the stadium, away from nosy camera crews and 45,000 fans. She gets some unexpected help in this from Dr. Carlos Ibarra. He even sticks around when she gets trolled via social media. (Dear trolls of the world—Get a freakin’ life already!) Nikole and Carlos start to embark on a little romance, and she thinks she’ll be fine with just a fling, but she soon realizes that Carlos just might be the real deal. (He is, Nikole! He is!) That said, Carlos, if you ever let Nikole down, we’re all coming after you and trapping you in that baseball stadium Gladiator-style! (Available in paperback and NOOK on October 30.)

    Come Back to Me, by Sharon Sala
    Phoebe Ritter and Aidan Payne were mega-high school sweethearts, as in, what they felt was the real deal and they loved each other a whole lot. Then there was a controversial fire that turned their families into enemies and Aidan had to skip town. Twenty years later, Aidan comes back to the town of Blessings and is forced to face his past, and let’s just say it might be Not Totally Fun for him. (Aidan, buddy, who do you need us to sneer at? Just point a finger and we’re on it!) Now, while this trip back home might be awkward, it’s not going to be boring, because Aidan reconnects with Phoebe AND meets the now-grown baby he didn’t know he had. Can Aidan and Phoebe manage to let go of their painful pasts and start a new life together? And maybe ditch the haters who are determined to keep them apart? This is the sixth book in Sala’s Blessings, Georgia series. (Available in paperback, audiobook, and NOOK.)

    Maverick, by Cheryl Brooks
    Larry Tshevnoe possesses the Zetithian feline gene, which means he gets a major boost in the whole “I’m Too Sexy For My Shirt” department. (That’s okay, Larry! You can keep it off!) His fellow Zetithian Althea Banadansk has her own sexy game going on. Larry and Althea were childhood friends, and now they’re adults, which means they can skip that whole “Getting to Know You” dance and get straight to the good stuff. Althea is certainly willing to help him by using her empathic powers, but she needs to hide her lust for him, at least for now. (Seems like an understandably impossible task, Althea, but by all means do what you need to do!) Then they get a distress signal and run off to help someone in need, which soon makes them realize they’d like to be shirtless together for the rest of their lives. This is the first book in Brooks’ Cat Star Legacy series. (Available in paperback and NOOK on September 4.)

    A Los Angeles Passion, by Sherelle Green
    Trey Moore is an award-winning screenwriter with a body that would make the angels weep, but he’s a tad out of his element when he decides to babysit his infant nephew for two weeks. (Um, sexy Trey with a cute kid? All of our ovaries just exploded!) He gets a helping hand from Kiara Woods. She owns the fanciest daycare in Los Angeles, so she knows a thing or two about caring for babies. (That’s awesome, Kiara, because you and Trey will make several beautiful ones!) Kiara and Trey start to fall in love, but Kiara has some pain in her past that she’s reluctant to share. She’s worried that Trey will find out and that the last she’ll see of him is his impressive backside. Don’t worry, Kiara! Trey is a very, very good man who would never judge you—and who would make all of your pain go away in the most delicious way possible! This is the latest book in Green’s Millionaire Moguls series. (Available in paperback and NOOK on September 18.)

    What romance novels are you excited about this week?

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  • Cristina Merrill 4:00 pm on 2018/08/29 Permalink
    Tags: all the way, big sky river, good time cowboy, head games, , , , , , Romance, , , tempted by love, when a duke loves a woman   

    Romance Roundup: Vineyard Owners, Manhattan Lawyers, and Montana Romances 

    This week’s Romance Roundup includes an injured duke who gets help from an unlikely source, a widower who gets a second chance at love, and four naughty childhood friends who are about to engage in some dangerous competition.

    Good Time Cowboy, by Maisey Yates
    Lindy Parker is now free of her cheating husband, AND she’s acquired an Oregon vineyard. (Sounds like a pretty terrific trade-off!) She’ll need to team up with rancher and bull rider Wyatt Dodge to keep the place running, which is a very exciting prospect, because Wyatt definitely has a body worth riding—ahem, meant to say “worth working next to.” (Wyatt, please make sure to review invoices shirtless. Thanks!) The thing is, Wyatt was friends with Lindy’s husband, so he’s always kept up boundaries even though he’s had the hots for her for a very long time. They’re both free now, though, and they’ve got years of pent-up sexual tension to take care of. Will Wyatt give Lindy a generous taste of what she’s been missing all of these years—over and over and over again? This is the third book in Yates’ Gold Valley series. (Available in paperback, audiobook, and NOOK on August 21.)

    When a Duke Loves a Woman, by Lorraine Heath
    Gillie Trewlove was abandoned as a baby and rescued by a kindhearted person who raised her, so she’s not about to leave the Duke of Thornley alone and injured outside of her tavern. She takes him in and nurses him back to health, because she is a good person with a heart that is bigger than any fear of scandal. (Gillie, you are an inspiration to us all!) As for our guy, he’s pretty much just had the worst day of his life. He was abandoned at the altar, and then he was beaten up by a bunch of guys when he went looking for his bride. Gillie is going to help him find his missing bride, but he soon realizes that he may be interested in a very different woman. Here’s hoping he realizes this sooner rather than later, that he marries Gillie ASAP, and that he tells society snobs to stick it! This is the second book in Heath’s Sins for All Seasons series. (Available in hardcover, paperback, and NOOK on August 21.)

    Big Sky River, by Linda Lael Miller
    Tara Kendall has a failed career and a failed marriage, so the city gal decides that she needs a major change of pace. She buys some land in Montana, and her new neighbor turns out to be the very hunky Sheriff Boone Taylor. He’s a widower with two kids, and he’s perfectly content with his life. Then he meets Tara, who makes him feel many, many feelings. They start to get to know each other and help each other out, and they both realize that a second chance at love might be more possible—and MUCH closer—than they ever would have thought. Tara and Boone, stop dilly-dallying and start building your new life together! And Boone, please introduce us all to your hot cowboy acquaintances! This is the third book in Miller’s Parable, Montana series, and it includes a bonus novella, “A Christmas Affair,” by Jodi Thomas. (Available in hardcover, paperback, and NOOK.)

    Tempted by Love, by Jennifer Ryan
    DEA agent Jay Bennett and Alina Cooke just woke up next to each other on the day of her brother’s wedding. (Must have been the rehearsal dinner. Nothing gets people randier than a good rehearsal dinner!) They certainly like each other, but Alina is reluctant to shack up with Jay because his job is, like, super duper dangerous. It’s a very risky lifestyle that could take his life at any moment. (Oh, and Jay also feels guilt for loving the baby sister of his two best friends.) Still, it’s hard for our gal to resist wanting to rip off Jay’s clothes with her teeth. When her life is endangered, Jay realizes he wants to step up his protective game like never before. Here’s hoping they embark on a loving journey that involves staying at each other’s side through thick and thin—and that Alina’s brothers resist the urge to break Jay’s nose! This is the third book in Ryan’s Montana Heat series. (Available in hardcover, paperback, audiobook, and NOOK on August 21.)

    All the Way, by Kristen Proby
    Finn Cavanaugh is a top-notch Manhattan lawyer. He decides to spend the summer with his troubled niece in Martha’s Vineyard, where they meet Broadway star London Watson. London has just dealt with some major family tragedy, so she’s feeling quite tender. (Not to worry, London! Finn may be a tough lawyer, but he’s also a very tender man!) Finn and his niece start helping London get outside of herself again, and the three form a very strong bond. Oh, and London and Finn soon realize they wouldn’t mind a date that involves just the two of them. (A date that would take all night long and linger over a breakfast in bed that involves waffles.) Here’s hoping that Finn, his niece, and London all find the love and comfort they need over the summer, and that Finn and London’s love takes them both back to New York City—and Broadway—pronto! This is the first book in Proby’s Romancing Manhattan series. (Available in paperback, audiobook, and NOOK on August 21.)

    Head Games, by Mary B. Morrison
    Blitz, Dallas, Kohl, and Trymm are four childhood besties who have grown up into steamingly sexy—and very naughty—adult men. They decide to play a competitive game about who can “date and dump” the most women in one month. Oh, and they must prove their conquests by posting about them on social media. (Really, gentlemen, can’t you find something better to do?!) Then each guy gets involved with a woman who gives him a run for his money. Trymm ends up falling in love with a married woman, while Dallas messes with the emotions of a lady who just wants to be someone’s bride. Kohl has a memorable one-night stand, but gets in major trouble when she finds out what he posted. And Blitz decides to mess with the wrong Fortune 500 executive. Will these four dudes end up finding a happy-ever-after ending with women who make them want to better men? And will they delete their social media accounts in the process? (Available in hardcover and NOOK on August 28.)

    What romance novels are you excited about this week?

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  • Cristina Merrill 1:00 pm on 2018/08/22 Permalink
    Tags: abandoned, , brave new earl, harmony evans, , lorelai james, , racked and stacked, reborn, regina cole, Romance, , to have and to harley, winning her forever   

    Romance Roundup: Fake Wedding Planners, Investigative Reporters, and Assassins 

    This week’s Romance Roundup includes a former dancer trying to reclaim her childhood home, an investigative reporter looking into the death of her mother, and a trained assassin who is reunited with his lady love.

    Winning Her Forever, by Harmony Evans
    Trent Waterson may be a successful construction entrepreneur and a man of many different passions, but former dancer Sonya Young still won’t give him the time of day. Of course, she’s very busy working towards her dreams and being all-around fabulous, but it’s also quite likely she hasn’t seen Trent wearing nothing but a hard hat. (It’s worth it, Sonya! Totally worth it!) Then Sonya discovers that her childhood home is going into foreclosure, and that Trent’s brother is trying to buy the property. Trent is a big family man, but he’s also really big on Sonya. Can he find a way to help her? (Yes, Trent, yes you can!) And then can they both realize they’re perfect for each other and then get married and have lots of babies? This is the first book in Evans Bay Point Confessions series. (Available in paperback and NOOK on August 21.)

    Racked and Stacked, by Lorelai James
    Truck driver Larissa Thorpe grew up being a tomboy thanks in part to having three older brothers, and the whole tomboy thing has stuck with her into adulthood. This never really bothered her. Then she meets Ike Palmer, a cowboy who would bring out the feminine side of a brick wall. Our gal is an awesome lady, but Ike doesn’t think he’ll ever be into her in THAT way. (Oh, Ike, you adorably unaware hunk, you. You just DON’T understand the awesomeness that is Larissa!) Then they start working together very closely, which is great, because Larissa will get to show Ike how amazing she is and Ike will realize that it’s time for him to look at a different kind of woman. Act fast, Ike! Awesome ladies like Larissa don’t just grow on trees! This is the ninth book in James’ Blacktop Cowboys series. (Available in paperback and NOOK.)

    To Have and To Harley, by Regina Cole
    Bethany Jernigan is ready to be the ultimate maid of honor. The thing is, Bethany will have to work with the main wedding planner, a guy named Trey Harding, who is SO not what a wedding planner is expected to be. Trey and his staff members are all a bunch of rough-looking, tattooed motorcycle riders who have found themselves in a giant tornado of tulle and place settings and seating charts and GAH! It’s all too much! Trey starts to fall really hard for Bethany, but he has a lot to lose if he comes clean to everyone involved and admits that he is not, in fact, a wedding planner. (Trey, no offense, but people probably won’t be THAT surprised.) Here’s hoping Trey figures out a way to reveal the truth AND keep all of his loved ones in his life! This is the first book in Cole’s Bikers and Brides series. (Available in paperback and NOOK.)

    Abandoned, by Allison Brennan
    Investigative reporter Max Revere is about to crack the toughest case of her life: her mom’s disappearance. Max’s mom left her when she was nine years old, but she sent her regular correspondence. That correspondence stopped, though, and her mom was considered legally dead. (Hugs, Max! We’re giving you all of the hugs!) Max wants to find out what happened to her mom, and she has one clue to start off with. (Knowing our gal, she’s going to make the absolute most of that one clue.) When investigators fail to help her look into the con man her mom had been involved with, she realizes she’ll need to push up her sleeves even further and dig even deeper. Here’s hoping Max finds all of the answers she’s looking for—and that at least one friendly face will help her in her quest! This is the first book in Brennan’s Max Revere series. (Available in hardcover and NOOK on August 14.)

    Brave New Earl, by Jane Ashford
    Benjamin Romilly, the Earl of Furness, is still grieving the death of his wife, which was five years ago. She died in childbirth, and while his child survived, he’s found it extremely difficult to move on. Enter Miss Jean Saunders, a cousin by marriage. She loved Benjamin’s late wife, and hates the thought of her child suffering in any way. She shows up to make sure he’s being a good father and that his son isn’t being neglected. Benjamin isn’t quite feeling this whole visit at first, but pretty soon he and Jean start getting to really know each other and falling in love. Can Jean bring Benjamin back to life? And can this new blended family find their own happily ever after? This is the first book in Ashford’s Way to a Lord’s Heart series. (Available in paperback and NOOK.)

    Reborn, by Meredith Wild
    Tristan Stone is a paid assassin, and his experiences have hardened him into a killing machine who has zero recollection of his past. Then he’s hired to kill Isabel Foster, his former lover who has never forgotten her yummy hunk of burning love. (Before he became really bad, Tristan was, in fact, really, really good, and he and Isabel had a deep, intense connection.) Instead of killing her, Tristan decides to keep her safe. (Yay, Tristan! We knew you were still good at heart! Keep that momentum going, buddy!) Tristan and Isabel will have to go through quite a bit together until they find their happy ending, so here’s hoping their love remains strong enough—and that they never have to be separated from each other again! This tome contains the first three books in Wild’s Red Ledger series. (Available in hardcover and paperback.)

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