Sep 292016
 

The Trouble with Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis
Series: Heartbreaker Bay  # 2)
Release Date: September 27, 2016
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 384
Source: Book provided by Edelweiss for review

 

 

If she has her way . . .

Willa Davis is wrangling puppies when Keane Winters stalks into her pet shop with frustration in his chocolate-brown eyes and a pink bedazzled cat carrier in his hand. He needs a kitty sitter, stat. But the last thing Willa needs is to rescue a guy who doesn’t even remember her . . .

He’ll get nothing but coal in his stocking.

Saddled with his great-aunt’s Feline from Hell, Keane is desperate to leave her in someone else’s capable hands. But in spite of the fact that he’s sure he’s never seen the drop-dead-gorgeous pet shop owner before, she seems to be mad at him . . .

Unless he tempers “naughty” with a special kind of nice . . .

Willa can’t deny that Keane’s changed since high school: he’s less arrogant, for one thing—but can she trust him not to break her heart again? It’s time to throw a coin in the fountain, make a Christmas wish—and let the mistletoe do its work . . .

 

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Sep 292016
 

Like a Bee to Honey by Jennifer Beckstrand
Series: The Honeybee Sisters
Release Date: August 30, 2016
Publisher: Zebra
Pages: 352
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

Affectionately dubbed The Honeybee Sisters in their Wisconsin Amish community, the three Christner girls are devoted beekeepers who are coming-of-age—and discovering the sweet surprise of love…

Shy, skittish Rose Christner is more comfortable tending to the beehives on the family farm and keeping her aunt’s unruly cats in line than attending social gatherings with the rest of the die youngie. A childhood trauma and secret shame keep her heart under lock and key, and Rose just can’t accept the sweet attention she’s receiving from a handsome neighbor. But the more she shies away from Josiah Yoder, the more their families sneakily plot to bring them together. And when a vandal who’s been plaguing the Honeybee Farm starts targeting Rose, Josiah’s steadfast protection—and patience—just may lead her into his waiting arms…

 

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Sep 272016
 

A Christmas Bride by Hope Ramsay
Series:  Chapel of Love (# 1)
Release Date:  September 27, 2016
Publisher: Forever
Pages:  336
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review
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A season of hope . . .
‘Tis the season in Shenandoah Falls and the first time Willow Peterson has been home in years. But she’s determined to fulfill the wishes of her recently deceased best friend and restore Eagle Hill Manor to its former glory-all in time to host the perfect holiday wedding. She just has to get the owner of the historic inn to hire her. Unfortunately, that means dealing with Scrooge himself…

After the death of his wife, David Lyndon has a bah-humbug approach to Christmas. But as December counts down and the wedding planning is in full swing, it’s harder and harder to stay immune to the charms of Willow, especially when he sees how much joy she brings his eight-year-old daughter. After a simple kiss under the mistletoe turns into something more, David is hoping he can turn the magic of the holiday season into the love of a lifetime.

 

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Sep 192016
 

Just One Week by Alice Gaines
Release Date: September 12, 2016
Publisher: Entangled
Pages: 181
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review
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Her brother’s best friend is not only the hottest man Michelle Dennis has ever seen, he’s the one man she hopes to avoid after leaving town eight years ago. Of course, he’s the one waiting at the airport. Worse, he made sure they’re staying in the same house.

Pro football player Alex Stafford is expecting to pick up his friend’s kid sister, not a full-fledged bombshell. He was planning to apologize for their past, but the feelings he had years ago come roaring back…and this time, there’s no denying them.

Keeping his hands off is a test he’s bound to fail—especially when they’re stuck in close quarters. But falling in love with Michelle, living in her world, isn’t an option for a guy like him. And remembering that will save them both a lot of heartache…

 

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Sep 152016
 

A Bee In Her Bonnet by Jennifer Beckstrand
Series: The Honeybee Sisters (# 2)
Release Date: July 26, 2016
Publisher: Zebra
Pages: 352
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

Poppy Christner has always liked playing softball with the boys better than playing dolls with the girls. In grade school, she periodically got into tussles with boys who poked fun at one of her sisters or mistreated the little kids. She once gave Luke Bontrager a bloody nose when he refused to let her join in a boys-only game of tackle football. Luke has no interest in Poppy whatsoever, or at least that’s what he tells himself. He wants a girl who’s demure and feminine and can’t live without a manly man. But when they’re forced to work together to protect Poppy’s family, Luke might decide Poppy is the girl he wants after all. And Aunt Bitsy might decide to write a vampire romance.

 

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Sep 142016
 

The Turkish Affair by J. Arlene Culiner
Release Date:  September 5, 2016
Publisher:  Crimson Romance
Pages:  235
Source: book provided by publisher for review

 

 

Anne Pierson was a top-notch Washington journalist until a liaison with the wrong man implicated her in scandal. Years later, she’s hiding out in backwoods Turkey, working as a translator near the ancient Hittite site of Karakuyu, determined to keep her past a secret and avoiding personal relationships. But her quiet little world is turned upside down when she meets American archaeologist Renaud Townsend.

Renaud knows little about this foreign country or the project he’s been sent to manage after the former boss disappeared. Anne’s refusal to be his translator troubles him, but instinct tells him he can rely on her. Or is that only desire speaking? A lusty love affair for the duration of the summer dig would definitely help him adjust.

When Anne’s reputation links her to stolen artifacts and murder at the site, their budding romance comes skidding to a halt. To clear her name, she must sacrifice her safety and reach out to trust Renaud. But is there enough time to give love a second chance?

 

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Sep 132016
 

Superior Collision by C.A. Szarek
Series: Crossing Forces (# 5)
Release Date: September 6, 2016
Publisher:  Totally Bound Publishing
Pages:   325
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

Sparks fly when a rigid FBI agent and a patrol sergeant collide on the path to catch a killer.

Special Agent Taylor Carrigan takes ‘control freak’ to the extreme. Her need for structured rigidity rules her life—and her job at the FBI. She doesn’t do emotion, so when her fiancé is murdered, she doesn’t know how to deal with the internal fallout.

Antioch Police Sergeant Shannon Crowley has been intrigued with the uptight FBI agent for months. When he looks at Taylor, he sees more than the mask she hides behind.

She doesn’t have time for the cop who won’t quit chasing her—she’s got chasing of her own to do. Taylor admits he calms her, but he’s a distraction she can’t afford. She’s playing a dangerous game, riding the line between revenge and justice.

Keeping Shannon close could give Taylor the balance she desperately needs, but it would put something more than her case in jeopardy—her heart. With so much on the line, is she capable of handling it?

 

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Sep 122016
 

Sins of Her Past by Lily Danes
Series: Lost Coast Harbor (# 5)
Release Date: August 30, 2016
Publisher: Dark and Stormy Books
Pages: 220
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

She dreams of a different future.
Bree Rogers is a badass. Everyone knows this. She’s smart, successful, and by all accounts capable of taking over the world with a few keystrokes on her trusty laptop. No one sees the cracks just below her surface, and she’s determined to keep it that way. Then the only man she ever loved returns, and he threatens to blow her carefully constructed world to pieces.

He can’t forget the past.
Marcus Keller is the king of Silicon Valley. Now he’s returned to Lost Coast Harbor, ready to prove his success to his hometown. But when he should be focusing on the biggest achievement in his career, he’s distracted by an attack on his company and by an ex-wife he craves as much as he ever did. Marcus knows exactly how perilous Bree Rogers is to his heart, but as an old passion ignites, he dares to hope she won’t walk away a second time.

Can Bree and Marcus find a way to put the past behind them…or will her secrets break his heart all over again?

 

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Sep 092016
 

Sunrise Crossing by Jodi Thomas
Series: Ransom Canyon (# 4)
Release Date: August 30, 2016
Publisher: HQN Books
Pages: 384
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

Return to peaceful Crossroads, Texas, where community comes first and love thrives in the unlikeliest places… 

Yancy Grey is slowly putting his life back together after serving time for petty theft. As he rebuilds an old house, he finally has a sense of stability, but he can’t stop thinking of himself as just an ex-con. Until one night, he finds a mysterious dark-haired beauty hiding in his loft. But who is she, and what secret is she protecting?

The art gallery Parker Lacey manages is her life—she has no time for friends, and certainly not lovers. But when her star artist begs Parker for help, she finds herself in a pickup truck, headed for the sleepy town of Crossroads. A truck driven by a strong, silent cowboy…

Gabe Snow has been a drifter since he left Crossroads at seventeen after a violent incident. When he accepts a job in his hometown, he’ll have to decide whether he can put the worst night of his life behind him and build a future in the community that raised him.

 

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Sep 052016
 

Until Summer Ends by Elana Johnson
Release Date: January 10, 2017
Publisher: Cleis Press
Pages: 312
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

Sophie Newton is determined to prove herself to her father, who insists she could never run a successful business. She opens a beachside taco stand called The Sandy Tortilla and plans to make her own way, one burrito at a time.

When she loses her summer help, Sophie rushes to find somebody to help take orders. She finds that somebody in Montgomery Winters, a struggling actor from LA. Mont takes the job; the money’s useful, though he finds that his curvy boss is what really keeps him around.

As Sophie and Mont work together, they discover an intense attraction between them. But when Mont’s agent calls him about a career-making audition, he decides he must pursue the opportunity, even though he can’t get Sophie out of his head. Now, Sophie must choose between chasing after the man she’s falling in love with and the business she’s fought so hard to build.

 

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