Aug 312015
 

A Pregnancy, a Party and a Proposal by Teresa Carpenter
Release Date:  February 3, 2015
Publisher: Harlequin Romance
Pages: 256
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

Her big secret in the Big Apple!

Event coordinator Lauren Randall always has a plan. And getting pregnant after a fling with infamous Ray Donovan is not part of it! Creative and controlling, Ray might be an award-winning movie director, but he’s definitely not up for Dad of the Year.

Posing as Ray’s date gives Lauren a chance to reveal her secret. There’s just one glitch: his ailing grandmother announces their engagement. With everyone assuming she’s his fiancée, it’s hard to keep a distance—and even harder to pretend she’s not falling for her baby’s father…

 

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Aug 302015
 

Sharp Shootin’ Cowboy by Victoria Vane
Series: Hot Cowboy Nights  (# 3)
Release Date: June 2, 2015
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Pages: 320
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

TAKE YOUR BEST SHOT, COWBOY…

Weary warrior… After eight years as a Marine sniper, war-scarred Reid Everett is back in his native Wyoming. He knows and loves this rugged land, so working for wildlife services to reduce the booming wolf population suits him to a T.

Caring crusader… Wildlife biologist Haley Cooper is desperate to make a difference. Leaving the world of academia behind, she accepts a position as a wolf advocate to protect the animals she loves.

Raw attraction… Their jobs set them on a collision course, but chemistry sparks like wildfire between Reid and Haley. They’ll have to brave some rough territory if they hope to reconcile their polarizing views with a passion that won’t be denied.

 

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Aug 292015
 

New York Minute by Melinda Dozier
Release Date:  March 9, 2015
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Pages: 174
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

Shy accountant Veronica Bass is determined to live it up a little before settling down with a perfectly respectable man to live a perfectly respectable life, just the way her mother wants.

So when rock star Diego Diaz flashes his bedroom eyes at her during a wedding reception, Veronica swallows her shyness and leads him to the nearest hotel room. Now this total sex god keeps popping up in her life, and she finds herself telling some not-so-little white lies to keep him interested.

Diego’s world evolves around music, women throwing themselves at him, and having fun. His lifestyle hasn’t allowed him to find the right girl to settle down with until now, but his own secret stands in the way of forming a lasting relationship with Veronica.

Is their love destined to last for only a New York minute?

 

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Aug 272015
 

Altered by Amy Stearman
Series: Chronicles of The Creed (# 1)
Release Date: December 11, 2014
Publisher: self published
Pages: 244
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

Unassuming law student Sadie Pratt leads a quiet life immersing herself in her books; outside of school, her only real form of excitement is researching the local flour mill and her link to its terrible history. That all changes one fateful night when her employer requests she meet with a mysterious client who will change her life in an unthinkable way.

Vincent Strickland has toured the country attempting to regain his holdings after serving a punishing sentence for his violent past. He is out for revenge when his path unexpectedly crosses Sadie’s, who he believes is his former lover reborn. He will stop at nothing to possess her.

Fallen deity Thayer Aubade has dedicated his life to The Creed, a secret sect charged with protecting the innocent from monsters like Strickland. When his team is dispatched to rescue Strickland’s latest victim, the scene he discovers feels all too familiar and he vows he won’t play by the rules this time.

Desire, possession, and treachery lead Sadie down a crooked path to redemption. She must rely on her intellect and inner strength for her survival… and for that of the man she loves.

 

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Aug 272015
 

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Desperado by Tina Leonard
Series: Deep in the Heart (# 2)
Release Date: December 17, 2013 (originally pub in June 1998)
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Pages: 284
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

She’s about to make things rough for a smooth-talking man.

Let a lavender-haired city slicker use his ranch for a movie set? Cody Aguillar has an answer for her: It’ll be a cold day in hell. But he can’t deny Stormy Nixon is too cute for words, and though he had no intention of giving her what she wants, her determination is beginning to earn his admiration—and wear down his resistance.

Soon he can’t get her out of his mind. When the set lights go hot, Stormy won’t be the only one calling “Action.” But when it’s time to call “That’s a wrap,” will their attraction grow cold…or will something permanent be branded on their hearts?

This Retro Romance was previously published by London Bridge in 1998.

Warning: Contains a bad boy rancher who never thought he’d be any city girl’s hero, and an unconventional heroine who’s acquiring a taste for lariats and leather.

 

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Aug 262015
 

Starlight on Willow Lake by Susan Wiggs
Series: Lakeshore Chronicles (# 11)
Release Date: August 25, 2015
Publisher: Mira
Pages: 382
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs sweeps readers away to a sun-drenched summer on the shores of Willow Lake in a stunning tale of the delicate ties that bind a family together… and the secrets that tear them apart…

When caregiver Faith McCallum arrives at the enchanted, lakeside estate of Avalon’s renowned Bellamy family, she’s intent on rebuilding her shattered life and giving her two daughters a chance at a better future. But she faces a formidable challenge in the form of her stubborn and difficult new employer, Alice Bellamy. While Faith proves a worthy match for her sharp-tongued client, she often finds herself at a loss for words in the presence of Mason Bellamy—Alice’s charismatic son, who clearly longs to escape the family mansion and return to his fast-paced, exciting life in Manhattan…and his beautiful, jet-setting fiancée.

The last place Mason wants to be is a remote town in the Catskills, far from his life in the city, and Faith McCallum is supposed to be the key to his escape. Hiring the gentle-hearted yet strong-willed caregiver as a live-in nurse gives his mother companionship and Mason the freedom to return to his no-attachments routine. For Faith, it means stability for her daughters and a much-needed new home. When Faith makes a chilling discovery about Alice’s accident, Mason is forced to reconsider his desire to keep everyone, including his mother, at a distance. Now he finds himself wondering if the supercharged life he’s created for himself is what he truly wants…and whether exploring his past might lead to a new life—and lasting love—on the tranquil shores of Willow Lake.

 

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Aug 262015
 

First of Spring by Kelsey Jordan
Series: The Gardinian World Series (# 3)
Release Date: June 4, 2015
Publisher: Booktrope Editions
Pages: 310
Source: Book provided by publisher for review

 

 

Forged from a childhood filled with bloodshed and death, Trent had been raised with a blade in his hands. He lives the life of a warrior and carves through his enemies as if seeking redemption for his mother’s ultimate sacrifice. As the acting Mikko of the Order of Rockys, Trent leads the most dominant Lycans in the world. For that reason alone, he has no use or understanding for those who wallow in their vulnerabilities, rather than exercise their power over their own destiny.

Aryana doesn’t dream of everlasting love. Her life is ruled by a song that echoes from the halls of Oblivia, a fate that came to her under the thundering hooves of the Mares of Night. She is going to die, but with no clue as to when or why, Aryana is forced to do everything she can to negate the haunting words of fate,

“Weakness dies and you are weak.”

But the gods are merciless in their meddling in the lives of powerful mortals and the ones they love. How far will Trent have to fall for the weak female who steps in his life and claims his soul?

 

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Aug 252015
 

Ransom Canyon by Jodi Thomas
Series: Ransom Canyon (# 1)
Release Date: August 25, 2015
Publisher: HQN Books
Pages: 386
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

Rancher Staten Kirkland, the last descendant of Ransom Canyon’s founding father, is rugged and practical to the last. No one knows that when his troubling memories threaten to overwhelm him, he runs to lovely, reclusive Quinn O’Grady…or that she has her own secret that no one living knows.

Young Lucas Reyes has his eye on the prize—college, and the chance to become something more than a ranch hand’s son. But one night, one wrong decision, will set his life on a course even he hadn’t imagined.

Yancy Grey is running hard from his troubled past. He doesn’t plan to stick around Ransom Canyon, just long enough to learn the town’s weaknesses and how to use them for personal gain. Only Yancy, a common criminal since he was old enough to reach a car’s pedals, isn’t prepared for what he encounters.

In this dramatic new series, the lives, loves and ambitions of four families will converge, set against a landscape that can be as unforgiving as it is beautiful, where passion, property and pride are worth fighting—and even dying—for.

 

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Aug 242015
 

Art of Affection by Ellen Butler
Series: Love, California Style (# 3)
Release Date: August 24, 2015
Publisher: Crimson Romance 
Pages: 205
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

Holly Hartland has spent the last year in Los Angeles finalizing her divorce from an abusive husband and getting her career as an art gallery curator back on track while trying to raise her young daughter. She shares a nanny with LAPD detective Gary Sumner, whose wife ran off to France with another man, abandoning him and his daughter.

With full-time careers to juggle, Gary and Holly end up relying on each other to help keep watch over their girls, who’ve become fast friends. The platonic co-parenting roles they’ve adopted are perfect for two people who’ve sworn off romance, but the burgeoning sexual chemistry they share proves hard to ignore.

When a Christmas wish puts the children in danger, Holly and Gary are forced to set aside their trust issues and work as a real team to keep their families safe. But can they overcome their baggage enough to open up their hearts to love?

 

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Aug 232015
 

The Guardian: Shadowstone Legend by Angela Aaron
Release Date: February 7, 2015
Publisher: Angela Aaron
Pages: 355
Source: Book provided by the author for review

 

 

The past and present meet, a lover’s secret is revealed, and doors to forbidden places open as the Shadowstone’s power awakens.

Cailen is thrust in to the mystical role of Guardian by an ancient pledge. Sworn to protect the bearer of the enigmatic Shadowstone, he must unravel the magic and power of the sacred Fae object before the Fae can reclaim the stone and the one who bears it. Another masterpiece by Miranda Charlesh Rebecca never believed in the Fae or Faerie legends, let alone considered she was descended from one. On the hunt for her missing mother, she becomes embroiled in a dangerous quest with an invisible foe and has no choice but to rely on the assistance of the cocky Scottish laird to stay alive. As the talisman’s secrets are revealed and passion ignites, Cailen and Rebecca must confront the looming heartache that threatens their future.

 

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