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By Sandhya Menon. 2020
From the New York Times bestselling author of When Dimple Met Rishi comes the first novel in a brand-new series… set at an elite boarding school, that’s a contemporary spin on Beauty and the Beast.Will the princess save the beast? For Princess Jaya Rao, nothing is more important than family. When the loathsome Emerson clan steps up their centuries-old feud to target Jaya’s little sister, nothing will keep Jaya from exacting her revenge. Then Jaya finds out she’ll be attending the same elite boarding school as Grey Emerson, and it feels like the opportunity of a lifetime. She knows what she must do: Make Grey fall in love with her and break his heart. But much to Jaya’s annoyance, Grey’s brooding demeanor and lupine blue eyes have drawn her in. There’s simply no way she and her sworn enemy could find their fairy-tale ending…right? His Lordship Grey Emerson is a misanthrope. Thanks to an ancient curse by a Rao matriarch, Grey knows he’s doomed once he turns eighteen. Sequestered away in the mountains at St. Rosetta’s International Academy, he’s lived an isolated existence—until Jaya Rao bursts into his life, but he can't shake the feeling that she’s hiding something. Something that might just have to do with the rose-shaped ruby pendant around her neck… As the stars conspire to keep them apart, Jaya and Grey grapple with questions of love, loyalty, and whether it’s possible to write your own happy ending.
By Jennifer Sommersby. 2020
The most dangerous magic must be destroyedGenevieve Flannery’s family inheritance is both an invaluable gift and an unspeakable curse: Genevieve… is one of the heirs of the Avrakedavra, a trio of ancient texts capable of preserving everlasting life–or eroding it completely. Burdened with the power of untold magic and tormented by those who would seek to exploit it, Genevieve knows that the three Avrakedavra texts must be destroyed.If only the road ahead were easy. Genevieve is grateful to have her fellow heir, the irresistible Henry, by her side, but when the father she never knew she had becomes their guide, all bets are off. Together, this new team must rely on unexpected allies as they embark on a harrowing global search to acquire the pieces necessary to destroy this ancient magic and complete the Undoing.But loyalties among the magical community are fragile. Genevieve, grieving the loss of her mother, struggles to control her new Avrakedavra-bestowed gifts, and with mounting threats to her psyche and body, she clings mightily to the promise of a brighter future once this quest is over—if she can survive it. And Henry, broken by his father’s treachery but entranced by the heartwarming connection his family’s text has granted him, grapples with the fact that once they succeed in destroying the books, he’ll lose the only family he has left. Forced to question all that they hold dear, the young heirs must remember Genevieve’s mother’s greatest lesson: the key to good is found in truth.
By Sylvia Day. 2012
Special Task Force agent Alexei Night has been in lust with Interstellar Council Representative Briana Michaels ever since the first… time he saw her on the vid comm But their lives are worlds apart He s a vampire She s not There s no possibility of a relationship between them Yet he still dreams of her When Briana s unpopular position supporting vampiric rights threatens her family Alex leaps at the chance to protect her and be with her It s a two-week journey to her homeworld and he ll spend it making love with the woman he can t keep trying to get enough of her to last an eternity Their erotic connection is easily established but their bond doesn t overshadow the danger surrounding Briana A hopeless romance with a woman whose mortal life is threatened Things can t get any worse for Alex And then somehow they do
By Kristan Higgins. 2018
One of Purewow's Best Beach Reads of Summer 2018New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins is beloved for her heartfelt… novels filled with humor and wisdom. Now, she tackles an issue every woman deals with: body image and self-acceptance.Emerson, Georgia, and Marley have been best friends ever since they met at a weight-loss camp as teens. When Emerson tragically passes away, she leaves one final wish for her best friends: to conquer the fears they still carry as adults. For each of them, that means something different. For Marley, it's coming to terms with the survivor's guilt she's carried around since her twin sister's death, which has left her blind to the real chance for romance in her life. For Georgia, it's about learning to stop trying to live up to her mother's and brother's ridiculous standards, and learning to accept the love her ex-husband has tried to give her. But as Marley and Georgia grow stronger, the real meaning of Emerson's dying wish becomes truly clear: more than anything, she wanted her friends to love themselves. A novel of compassion and insight, Good Luck With That tells the story of two women who learn to embrace themselves just the way they are.
By Roya Carmen. 2015
Five simple rules. And it was very simple...until it wasn't. It could have been much worse. We weren't thinking straight… and had put everything on the line - risking our marriages. So when Weston ended the arrangement, it was for the best - for all of us. But I was still heartbroken. I thought I'd shatter into a million pieces. I didn't, I survived. Not only did I survive, I came out stronger and ready to move on with my life. But then... Weston reaches out to me. With a few soft words, a gentle touch and a lingering gaze, he crumbles all my efforts. Neither Gabe nor I want to start this again, and we are determined to to fight the temptation. But Weston and Bridget are not taking no for an answer, and the pull between all of us is still so strong. I tell myself I can handle it this time. This time, I am in the driver's seat. This time, I am rewriting the ground rules.
By Stephanie Bond. 2008
Gemma Jacobs needs a life--a sex life Newly divorced she vows that this time it s going… to be all about her So when she receives a letter containing an assignment she did for a sex ed course in college she takes it as a sign In the letter Gemma had confessed her most secret sexual fantasies as well as her most forbidden sexual vice She liked to be watched By strangers And she still does Lucky for Gemma her sexy new neighbor Chev Martinez is totally enjoying the show But how well will her voyeuristic little game hold up when Chev decides to venture behind the scenes
By Belle Maurice. 2013
This adult fairy tale has all the classics - a curse a beast and the beautiful woman destined… to save him or does it Cursed with insatiable lust and slowly transforming into a beast the master of the castle sends his gamekeeper out to the nearby villages to choose girls to satisfy him When the gamekeeper chooses her sister Serena offers herself instead and is swept away to the castle sure she will be driven mad by the Beast s demands Except his demands are not so unwelcome and Serena finds herself wanting to please him confusing the Beast and then terrifying him If he gives her his heart he will only lose it when he finally transforms and she abandons him Why bring on more pain She is there to be used nothing more But Serena refuses to be just an object for sexual satisfaction She wants to be everything to the Beast She wants him to love her
By Linda Howard. 1985
A tragic accident took everything that mattered to Rome Matthews - his wife, Diane, and their two little boys. And… it robbed Sarah Harper of her best friend. In the two years since the tragedy, Sarah has wanted to reach out to Rome, but she knew she needed to stay away, guarding the secret she had kept from him and Diane all those years - that she was in love with her best friend's husband. But now Rome needs her. And though another woman will hold his heart forever, Sarah agrees to be his wife, knowing that everything has a price, including love. Then something totally unexpected rekindles her hidden hope that a marriage of convenience will become a union of love. Will Rome keep fighting his own growing need for a woman who dares him to believe there are second chances in life. . . ;or will he give in to the healing power of love and miracles?
By Linda Howard. 2007
Two hundred years after the Raintree clan defeated and abandoned them on a small Caribbean Island, the Ansara wizards are… rising again to take on their bitterest foes. Despite their extraordinary powers and supernatural origin, the Raintree have largely blended into the modern world. They are bankers, cops, husbands, wives and lovers in the society of humankind. But now, from Nevada to North Carolina, the rejoined battle will measure the endurance of their people. It will test their loyalties and relationships. And it will force upon them all new lives they could barely have imagined before.
By Becca Jameson. 2015
Lauren Schneider has been hiding from the Russians for six months. She’s stir crazy and finds it difficult to believe… anyone is still hunting her. After all, the leader of the mob, Anton Yenin, who had her kidnapped in the first place, is behind bars. Why would he continue to pine over her? And then there’s Dmitry. That man is smoking hot…with his shaved head, tattooed arms, and bulging muscles. If he doesn’t make a move for her soon, she will self-combust. Dmitry Volikov is a member of Anton Yenin’s stable of fighters. However, he secretly rescued Lauren from the Russians and has done everything in his power to keep her sequestered and therefore safe. His motives aren’t purely altruistic. He’s been in love with the gorgeous Lauren for over half a year. He and his partner, Mikhail, work hard at construction sites during the day, still managing to work out and fight for the underground MMA circuit on Friday nights. They’re supporting not only Lauren, but Mikhail’s sister, Alena. Lauren is done hiding. When she sneaks out and gets a job at a local bar, Dmitry becomes frantic worrying about her safety—and by default, his. If anyone finds her, she’s dead. If anyone finds her with him, they’re both dead. But Lauren is hard-headed. There’s no stopping her. Even their bourgeoning steamy relationship isn’t enough to keep her from defying logic. In the bedroom, she enjoys Dmitry’s dominant ways, but when it comes to the rest of her life, she’s hell on wheels. Time is running out. Yenin won’t be in jail much longer. When he’s released, there’s little doubt he’ll round up his fighters. Paranoia sets in for both Dmitry and Lauren. Anyone could be following them. Or maybe they’re being ridiculously cautious. In any case, Dmitry is facing the fight of his life. He can’t leave Lauren at home, and she’s a moving target in the crowded underground venue. He has no choice but to rely on his close friends to keep her safe during the fight. When all hell breaks loose, will it destroy their world?
By Becca Jameson. 2016
The Fight Club was born from a group of guys who work out together and spar together at the same… gym where they practice mixed martial arts When they aren t working their day jobs or fighting opponents these men spend their free time at the local BDSM club Extreme Follow each man and his journey to find the perfect submissive in The Fight Club
By JoAnn Ross. 1998
From New York Times bestselling author JoAnn Ross comes a beloved story about opposites attracting If there is one thing… magazine editor Jude Lancaster knows it s that cowboys sell Wyoming rancher Lucky O Neill is just the man she needs to model on the cover of the Hunk of the Month magazine The last thing in the world Lucky wants to leave the comfort of his ranch for the wilds of New York City He s used to herding cattle not fighting off hordes of women As a favor to his sister however he s willing to do almost anything Upon meeting the strong-willed and sultry Jude Lucky finds himself getting roped in and falling hard Originally published as Hunk of the Month in 1998
By Emmy Curtis. 2018
From the author of the Alpha Ops series comes an action-packed, super sexy military romance. A legend among black ops… teams, Col. Duke Cameron can't wait to get back in action again--no matter how high the risk. Two of the world's best military pilots are missing after a midair collision, and he's made it his job to find out why.U.S. Air Force veteran Casey Jacobs loves working for a cutting-edge, high-tech company - until she suspects their newest design might have caused a horrible plane crash. But after a few "accidents," it's clear no one wants her asking too many questions. The only person she trusts to help her is Duke, the sexy secret crush from her flying days who still turns her on like no one ever has.But someone is watching their every move, making sure they don't uncover the truth. And when the danger turns physical, it's not just their love that's on the line. It's their lives."Dangerous secrets and undeniable chemistry are the hallmarks of Curtis's steamy third Elite Ops contemporary military romantic thriller." -Publishers Weekly "Very thrilling, with lots of action and lots of sex. Recommend for those who read Julie Walker." -Library Journal
By Skye McNeil. 2018
After a fling at their respective siblings’ wedding in the snow-capped mountains of Colorado, Bobbi Davis and Army Ranger Jared… return to their separate lives, trying to put the passion of their shared moment behind them. But Bobbi is the one person Jared can’t get out of his mind during his deployment. And while visiting her sister in New York City, Bobbi discovers that she never stopped loving Jared. When the chance to return to Timberline for a family event comes up, the pair is thrown together again in the middle of a family celebration filled with love and awkward moments. With the encouragement of her best friend, Bobbi sets a plan in motion to win the Army Ranger back before it’s too late using the techniques from a magazine article. It should be simple. Follow ten easy steps to make Jared fall in love with her. What Bobbi doesn’t expect is for him to play hard to get. Both wary of the outcome, can Jared and Bobbi find love among the aspens or will their love disappear with the falling snow?
By Pamela Hart. 2018
Amid the Australian Army hospitals of World War I Egypt, two deeply determined individuals find the resilience of their love… tested to its limitsIt's 1911, and 21-year-old Evelyn Northey desperately wants to become a doctor. Her father forbids it, withholding the inheritance that would allow her to attend university. At the outbreak of World War I, Evelyn disobeys her father, enlisting as an army nurse bound for Egypt and the disastrous Gallipoli campaign. Under the blazing desert sun, Evelyn develops feelings for polio survivor Dr William Brent, who believes his disability makes him unfit to marry. For Evelyn, still pursuing her goal of studying medicine, a man has no place in her future. For two such self-reliant people, relying on someone else for happiness may be the hardest challenge of all.From the casualty tents, the fever wards and the operating theatres of the palace; through the streets of Cairo during Ramadan, to the parched desert and the grim realities of war, Pamela Hart, beloved bestselling Australian author of THE WAR BRIDE, tells the heart-wrenching story of four years that changed the world forever.
By Shayla Black. 2018
The first in an all-new sexy contemporary romance series from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shayla Black.BOUND… BY DUTY...Bodyguard and former military man Cutter Bryant has always done his duty--no matter the cost. Now he's taking one last high-octane assignment before settling down in a new role that means sacrificing his chance at love. But he never expects to share an irresistible chemistry with his beautiful new client. ...TEMPTED BY PLEASUREAs the star of a steamy television drama, Shealyn West knows fame well, but it has come at the expense of her heart. With a blackmailer watching her every move and the threat of career-ending exposure looming, Shealyn hires Cutter to shore up her security and keep her safe, never imagining their attraction will be too powerful to contain. As Shealyn and Cutter navigate the scintillating line between business and pleasure, they unravel a web of secrets that threaten their relationship and their lives. When danger strikes, Cutter must decide whether to follow his heart for the first time, or risk losing Shealyn forever.
By Beverly Cleary. 1963
Barbara can hardly believe her older sister is getting married. With all the excitement of wedding plans going on, Barbara… can't help dreaming of the day she will be the bride. She can't wait to fall in love.<P><P> But as the big day gets closer, wedding planning often turns into family arguments. Even the bride and groom are bickering over details, and Barbara's fun-loving sister is turning into a very practical, grown-up person. Weddings are fun, but all this serious stuff is scary enough to make Barbara think she's not going to be rushing into a serious romance any time soon.
By Stephenie Meyer. 2006
Legions of readers entranced by Twilight are hungry for more and they won't be disappointed. In New Moon, Stephenie Meyer… delivers another irresistible combination of romance and suspense with a supernatural twist. The "star-crossed" lovers theme continues as Bella and Edward find themselves facing new obstacles, including a devastating separation, the mysterious appearance of dangerous wolves roaming the forest in Forks, a terrifying threat of revenge from a female vampire and a deliciously sinister encounter with Italy's reigning royal family of vampires, the Volturi. Passionate, riveting, and full of surprising twists and turns, this vampire love saga is well on its way to literary immortality.
By Teresa Southwick. 2008
Hotshot plastic surgeon David Wilder was used to operating on Beverly Hills beauties But when he agreed to… assist temporarily at Walnut River s small-town hospital his world was turned upside down by a gorgeous little girl--and her equally captivating mother Courtney Albright just wanted the best for her daughter Janie And even though handsome Dr Wilder seemed as arrogant as they came she d overlook anything if he could heal her little girl s injury But the single mom definitely couldn t ignore the electricity between her and her bad-boy surgeon Could these two opposites accept a new dignosis love
By Jessica Ruth Goldberg. 2018