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By Ruth Hanson. 2021
Angelo DeRossi is many things. A successful nightclub owner, an experienced and well respected Dominant in the BDSM scene, and,…oh yeah, the oldest son and heir to the DeRossi crime syndicate of Santa Notte. Bound by duty from the day he was born, Angelo has been trained to eventually take over the family business. Whether he wants to or not.Penelope Sweet is your average, low-income twenty-two-year-old. Working part-time as a local barista, Penny is a homebody and a bookworm with a creative mind for cooking. Her lot in life is to keep her head low and get her bills paid. Everything else is window dressing. That is, until she meets the charismatic owner of the infamous club, The Golden Palace. Not only does he seem to take an interest in her, he offers her a job at the club.A job that she will never take.When Penny finds herself at the wrong place in the wrong time, Angelo's façade is tossed aside, and the real man beneath the charm steps into the light. A man of violence and danger. A man Penny now must contend with for months if she's ever to see her freedom again.
By Jasmine Guillory. 2021
An instant New York Times bestseller! Two people realize that it&’s no longer an act when they veer off-script in…this sizzling romantic comedy by New York Times bestselling author Jasmine Guillory. Ben Stephens has never bothered with serious relationships. He has plenty of casual dates to keep him busy, family drama he&’s trying to ignore and his advertising job to focus on. When Ben lands a huge ad campaign featuring movie star, Anna Gardiner, however, it&’s hard to keep it purely professional. Anna is not just gorgeous and sexy, she&’s also down to earth and considerate, and he can&’t help flirting a little… Anna Gardiner is on a mission: to make herself a household name, and this ad campaign will be a great distraction while she waits to hear if she&’s booked her next movie. However, she didn&’t expect Ben Stephens to be her biggest distraction. She knows mixing business with pleasure never works out, but why not indulge in a harmless flirtation? But their light-hearted banter takes a turn for the serious when Ben helps Anna in a family emergency, and they reveal truths about themselves to each other, truths they&’ve barely shared with those closest to them. When the opportunity comes to turn their real-life fling into something more for the Hollywood spotlight, will Ben be content to play the background role in Anna&’s life and leave when the cameras stop rolling? Or could he be the leading man she needs to craft their own Hollywood ending?
By Jen DeLuca. 2021
A pretend relationship gives two friends more than they bargained for in a Renaissance Faire rom com filled with flower…crowns, kilts, corsets, and sword fights. Single mother April Parker has lived in Willow Creek for twelve years with a wall around her heart. On the verge of being an empty nester, she&’s decided to move on from her quaint little town, and asks her friend Mitch for his help with some home improvement projects to get her house ready to sell. Mitch Malone is known for being the life of every party, but mostly for the attire he wears to the local Renaissance Faire—a kilt (and not much else) that shows off his muscled form to perfection. While he agrees to help April, he needs a favor too: she'll pretend to be his girlfriend at an upcoming family dinner, so that he can avoid the lectures about settling down and having a more &“serious&” career than high school coach and gym teacher. April reluctantly agrees, but when dinner turns into a weekend trip, it becomes hard to tell what's real and what's been just for show. But when the weekend ends, so must their fake relationship. As summer begins, Faire returns to Willow Creek, and April volunteers for the first time. When Mitch's family shows up unexpectedly, April pretends to be Mitch's girlfriend again...and it doesn't feel so fake anymore. Despite their obvious connection, April insists they&’ve just been putting on an act. But when there&’s the chance for something real, she has to decide whether to change her plans—and open her heart—for the kilt-wearing hunk who might just be the love of her life
By Nicholas Sparks. 2021
From the author of The Longest Ride and The Return comes a novel about the enduring legacy of first love…and the decisions that haunt us forever. The year 1996 changed everything for Maggie Dawes. Sent away at sixteen to live with an aunt she barely knew in Ocracoke, a remote village on North Carolina's Outer Banks, she could think only of the friends and family she left behind—until she met Bryce Trickett, one of the few teenagers on the island. Handsome, genuine, and newly admitted to West Point, Bryce showed her how much there was to love about the wind-swept beach town and introduced her to photography, a passion that would define the rest of her life. In 2019, Maggie is a renowned travel photographer. She splits her time between running a successful gallery in New York and photographing remote locations around the world. But this year she is unexpectedly grounded over Christmas, struggling to come to terms with a sobering medical diagnosis. Increasingly dependent on a young assistant, she finds herself becoming close to him. As they count down the last days of the season together, she begins to tell him the story of another Christmas, decades earlier—and the love that set her on a course she never could have imagined
By Sin©♭ad Moriarty. 2015
Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of The Way We Were by Sinead Moriarty, read by Robert Portal, Rachel…Louise Miller, Alison McKenna and Daniel Weyman. WINNER OF THE IRISH BOOK AWARD FOR POPULAR FICTION 2015 'Heartfelt and deeply moving ... I couldn't put it down.' Susan Lewis 'Intriguing and thought provoking ... a great read.' Katie Fforde When Alice's husband Ben dies suddenly, her world falls apart. They shared twenty years and two daughters and life without him is unimaginable. Having lost her parents while young, Alice understands her girls' pain. At fifteen, Jools is at that awkward age and only Ben could get through to her. And eleven-year-old Holly looks for the answer to everything in books but this time she's drawing a blank. Alice realizes that for their sakes she must summon up superhuman reserves of strength. Somehow all three of them come through the dark days. In time, it's even possible for Alice to consider marrying again, with the girls' blessing. So when Ben turns up after three years, her world is again turned upside-down. The girls assume that their family can go back to the way they were. Alice is not so sure. Once more Alice has to find the strength to be the mother her daughters need her to be. But this time what that means is far from clear
By Lucinda Riley. 2016
La hermana sombra es el tercer libro de la serie basada en la mitología griega y en la astrología, Las…Siete Hermanas, de la autora superventas mundial Lucinda Riley. Siete hermanas, siete destinos, un padre con un pasado misterioso... Star D'Aplièse se encuentra en una encrucijada tras la repentina muerte de su padre, el misterioso millonario Pa Salt. Ha dejado a cada una de sus seis hijas una pista sobre sus orígenes, pero Star, la más enigmática de todas, tiene serias dudas sobre la necesidad de aventurarse y perder la seguridad que la estrecha relación con su hermana CeCe le brinda. A la desesperada decide seguir la pista, que la conduce a una librería de antiguo en Londres y al comienzo de un nuevo mundo para ella. Hace cien años Flora MacNichol jura que nunca se casará. Se siente feliz y segura en su casa en el Lake District cerca de Beatrix Potter, a quien idolatra. Pero se ve arrastrada contra su voluntad hasta Londres, a la casa de una de las personas más influyentes de la sociedad eduardiana: Alice Keppel, la amante más famosa de Eduardo VII, el hijo mayor de la reina Victoria. Flora se debate entre el amor apasionado y la obligación hacia su familia al mismo tiempo que se siente como un peón en juego ajeno, cuyas reglas solo conocen otros, hasta que el encuentro fortuito con un misterioso caballero le proporciona las respuestas que Flora ha estado esperando toda su vida. Si quieres saber más, incluso sobre mitología griega, las Pléyades, las esferas armilares..., visita la web de Lucinda Riley en español: esp.lucindariley.co.uk. También encontrarás documentación sobre Beatrix Potter, Kent, el distrito de los lagos, Violet y Sonia Keppel y Alice Keppel. Reseñas:«La serie "Las Siete Hermanas" es romántica, arrolladora, lujosa y glamurosa.»The Daily Mail «Un libro brillante que no puedes dejar, lleno de glamour y romance.»The Daily Mail «Riley es una experta contadora de historias románticas, que trama con habilidad la historia con la ficción. Un relato absorbente y fascinante.»Booklist En los blogs...«Me ha parecido un libro fantástico y la verdad es que creo que Lucinda es una buena escritora, ya que los tres libros que he leído de ella me han fascinado.»Blog Tesorera de libros «La mezcla perfecta de mitología griega, astrología, romance y novela contemporánea.»Blog El cuervo de las alas rotas «La tercera entrega está a la altura y promete que la siguiente va a ser interesante al acompañar a la cuarta hermana en la búsqueda de su pasado y su identidad.»Blog Viaja gracias a los libros
By Jennifer Snow. 2020
Allowing himself to love always seemed too dangerous. Now it might be his only salvation…Single dad Tank Wheeler has vowed…to keep his heart shuttered in the name of keeping his young daughter’s life stable. But lately, the chemistry between him and his adrenaline-loving best friend, Cassie Reynolds, has been getting him a little hot under the collar. And then, with one scorching birthday kiss, these best friends are instantly more.Exactly the wrong time for Tank’s ex to show up in Wild River, Alaska.Cassie is pretty sure she’s having a waking nightmare. Not only is Tank’s gorgeous ex hoping to reclaim her family, but a new megastore is threatening the wilderness-adventure business she’s spent five years building. But Cassie never backs down from a fight. And now it’s time to make the most terrifying leap of her life—and hope that Tank catches her…before she falls too far.
By Jennifer Snow. 2021
In the Alaskan wilderness, love blooms in unlikely places—and between an unlikely couple… Still single, still working at the same…bookstore and still pining for the guy who got away, Ellie Mitchell cringes at the prospect of attending her high school reunion. She just can&’t face showing up alone—with her dreams of becoming a teacher still unfulfilled—when her ex will be bringing a model-gorgeous plus-one. Callum McKendrick has been in love with Ellie since forever, but he&’s not sure his coworker takes him seriously. Offering to be her date for the reunion is his chance to show Ellie just what she&’s missing by being stuck in the past, but will becoming her fake boyfriend be enough to prove that Callum is her perfect match?Look for the newest book in Jennifer Snow's Wild River series, coming soon from HQN!A Wild River NovelBook 1: An Alaskan ChristmasBook 2: Under an Alaskan SkyBook 3: A Sweet Alaskan FallBook 4: Stars Over Alaska
By Jennifer Snow. 2021
"Jennifer Snow is one clever writer."—RT Book ReviewsThe Alaskan wilderness may be the best place to protect her client, but…also where it&’s impossible to protect her heart.Needing a safe place to hide her latest client, agent Leslie Sanders returns to her hometown of Wild River to wait out the search for the young Hollywood star&’s stalker. Just being back in Alaska is stirring up emotions she&’d buried, and as much as Leslie believed she was moving on with her life in LA, she&’s still not over the death of her fiancé. The sun, sand and surf made it easy to forget cold Alaskan nights snuggled by the fire, planning a future with Dawson…but seeing Levi Grayson just makes everything that much harder.Levi Grayson has been one of Alaska&’s elite group of wildland firefighters for almost ten years, but nothing about his job rattles him as much as seeing Leslie again. When Leslie left Wild River after Dawson&’s death, it had hurt to lose his two best friends in a matter of weeks. Resisting his feelings for her when Dawson was alive was tough, but he&’s not sure he&’s strong enough anymore to fight the attraction between them, or to let this last chance at love slip away like smoke through his fingers.A Wild River NovelBook 1: An Alaskan ChristmasBook 2: Under an Alaskan SkyBook 3: A Sweet Alaskan FallBook 4: Stars Over Alaska
By Jennifer Snow. 2019
In Alaska, it’s always a white Christmas—but the sparks flying between two reunited friends could turn it red-hot…If there’s one…gift Erika Sheraton does not want for Christmas, it’s a vacation. Ordered to take time off, the workaholic surgeon reluctantly trades in her scrubs for a ski suit and heads to Wild River, Alaska. Her friend Cassie owns a tour company that offers adventures to fit every visitor. But nothing compares to the adrenaline rush Erika feels on being reunited with Cassie’s brother, Reed Reynolds.Gone is the buttoned-up girl Reed remembers. His sister’s best friend has blossomed into a strong, skilled, confident woman. She’s exactly what his search-and-rescue team needs—and everything he didn’t know he craved. The gulf between his life in Wild River and her big-city career is wide. But it’s no match for a desire powerful enough to melt two stubborn hearts…
By Jennifer Snow. 2020
A split-second decision could change both their lives for the better…if they let itMontana Banks has returned to Wild River,…Alaska, for a fresh start. Adventure has always been in her blood, but while an injury leaves her unable to participate in her favorite extreme sports, Montana settles for teaching base-jumping classes at her friend’s tour company. Settling in has been almost too easy: a great job, her family’s acceptance and her own apartment—right next door to straitlaced police officer Eddie Sanders.Eddie has always had feelings for Montana, and now that he’s leaving for a new job in Anchorage he wonders if he should’ve taken a chance with her sooner. Then a moment of violence the night of his going-away party leaves him badly wounded. Seeing Eddie’s job opportunity lost and self-confidence following close behind, Montana is determined to show him all the reasons he has to pick himself up again.Watch for A Sweet Alaskan Fall, coming soon from HQN Books!
By Sophie Kinsella. 2021
NATIONAL BESTSELLER • From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love Your Life comes a humorous and heartwarming…novel about family, set against the backdrop of the most fabulous party you&’ve ever snuck into. &“Another triumph, packed with brilliant characters and madcap situations.&”—Jill Mansell It&’s been over two years since Effie&’s beloved parents got divorced, destroying the image of the happy, loving childhood she thought she had. Since then, she&’s become estranged from her father and embarked on a feud with his hot (and much younger) girlfriend, Krista. And now, more earth-shattering news: Greenoaks, the rambling Victorian country house Effie called home her whole life, has been sold. When Krista decides to throw a grand &“house cooling&” party, Effie is originally left off the guest list—and then receives a last-minute &“anti-invitation&” (maybe it&’s because she called Krista a gold-digger, but Krista totally deserved it, and it was mostly a joke anyway). Effie declines, but then remembers a beloved childhood treasure is still hidden in the house. Her only chance to retrieve it is to break into Greenoaks while everyone is busy celebrating. As Effie sneaks around the house, hiding under tables and peeping through trapdoors, she realizes the secrets Greenoaks holds aren&’t just in the dusty passageways and hidden attics she grew up exploring. Watching how her sister, brother, and dad behave when they think no one is looking, Effie overhears conversations, makes discoveries, and begins to see her family in a new light. Then she runs into Joe—the love of her life, who long ago broke her heart, and who&’s still as handsome and funny as ever—and even more truths emerge. But will Effie act on these revelations? Will she stay hidden or step out into the party and take her place with her family? And truthfully, what did she really come back to Greenoaks for? Over the course of one blowout party, Effie realizes that she must be honest with herself and confront her past before she&’ll ever be able to face her future
By Maggie Knox. 2021
The International Bestseller—A feel-good, holiday rom com about identical twins who swap lives twelve days before Christmas—perfect for fans of…Christina Lauren&’s In a Holidaze and Josie Silver&’s One Day in December All they want for Christmas is a different life. When chef Charlie Goodwin gets hit on the head on the L.A. set of her reality baking show, she loses a lot more than consciousness; she also loses her ability to taste and smell—both critical to her success as show judge. Meanwhile, Charlie's identical twin, Cass, is frantically trying to hold her own life together back in their quaint mountain hometown while running the family's bustling bakery and dealing with her ex, who won't get the memo that they're over. With only days until Christmas, a desperate Charlie asks Cass to do something they haven't done since they were kids: switch places. Looking for her own escape from reality, Cass agrees. But temporarily trading lives proves more complicated than they imagined, especially when rugged firefighter Jake Greenman and gorgeous physician assistant Miguel Rodriguez are thrown into the mix. Will the twins' identity swap be a recipe for disaster, or does it have all the right ingredients for getting their lives back on track?
By Helen Hoang. 2021
When violinist Anna Sun accidentally achieves career success with a viral YouTube video, she finds herself incapacitated and burned out…from her attempts to replicate that moment. And when her longtime boyfriend announces he wants an open relationship before making a final commitment, a hurt and angry Anna decides that if he wants an open relationship, then she does, too. Translation: She's going to embark on a string of one-night stands. The more unacceptable the men, the better. That's where tattooed, motorcycle-riding Quan Diep comes in. Their first attempt at a one-night stand fails, as does their second, and their third, because being with Quan is more than sex—he accepts Anna on an unconditional level that she has just started to understand herself. However, when tragedy strikes Anna's family she takes on a role that she is ill-suited for, until the burden of expectations threatens to destroy her. Anna and Quan have to fight for their chance at love, but to do that, they also have to fight for themselves
By Denise Williams. 2021
"The perfect feel-good read."—Emily Henry, #1 New York Times bestselling author of People We Meet on Vacation Britta didn&’t plan…on falling for her personal trainer, and Wes didn&’t plan on Britta. Plans change and it's unclear if love, career, or both will meet them at the finish line. Britta Colby works for a lifestyle website, and when tasked to write about her experience with a hot new body-positive fitness app that includes personal coaching, she knows it's a major opportunity to prove she should write for the site full-time. As CEO of the FitMi Fitness app, Wes Lawson finally has the financial security he grew up without, but despite his success, his floundering love life and complicated family situation leaves him feeling isolated and unfulfilled. He decides to get back to what he loves—coaching. Britta&’s his first new client and they click immediately. As weeks pass, she&’s surprised at how much she enjoys experimenting with her exercise routine. He&’s surprised at how much he looks forward to talking to her every day. They convince themselves their attraction is harmless, but when they start working out in person, Wes and Britta find it increasingly challenging to deny their chemistry and maintain a professional distance. Wes isn&’t supposed to be training clients, much less meeting with them, and Britta&’s credibility will be sunk if the lifestyle site finds out she&’s practically dating the fitness coach she&’s reviewing. Walking away from each other is the smartest thing to do, but running side by side feels like the start of something big
By Erin Sterling. 2021
New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hawkins, writing as Erin Sterling, casts a spell with a spine-tingling romance full of…wishes, witches, and hexes gone wrong. Nine years ago, Vivienne Jones nursed her broken heart like any young witch would: vodka, weepy music, bubble baths...and a curse on the horrible boyfriend. Sure, Vivi knows she shouldn't use her magic this way, but with only an "orchard hayride" scented candle on hand, she isn't worried it will cause him anything more than a bad hair day or two. That is until Rhys Penhallow, descendent of the town's ancestors, breaker of hearts, and annoyingly just as gorgeous as he always was, returns to Graves Glen, Georgia. What should be a quick trip to recharge the town's ley lines and make an appearance at the annual fall festival turns disastrously wrong. With one calamity after another striking Rhys, Vivi realizes her silly little Ex Hex may not have been so harmless after all. Suddenly, Graves Glen is under attack from murderous wind-up toys, a pissed off ghost, and a talking cat with some interesting things to say. Vivi and Rhys have to ignore their off the charts chemistry to work together to save the town and find a way to break the break-up curse before it's too late
By Santa Montefiore. 2021
'Nobody does epic romance like Santa Montefiore' JOJO MOYES Pure escapism on every page, The Distant Shores tells the story…of a family torn apart, and the woman who will bring them back together. Margot Hart travels to Ireland to write a biography of the famous Deverill family. She knows she must speak to the current Lord Deverill – JP – if she is to uncover the secrets of the past. A notorious recluse, JP won't be an easy man to crack. But Margot is determined – and she is not a woman who is easily put off. What she never expected was to form a close bond with JP and be drawn into his family disputes. Shouldering the blame for running up debts that forced him to sell the family castle, JP is isolated and vulnerable. With help from his handsome son Colm, it seems as though Margot might be the only one who can restore JP's fortunes. Will the family ever succeed in healing rifts that have been centuries in the making? Praise for Santa Montefiore: 'An enchanting read, overflowing with deliciously poignant moments' DINAH JEFFERIES 'Santa Montefiore hits the spot for me like few other writers' SARRA MANNING 'One of our personal favourites' The Times 'Funny, sad, poignant and heart-warming' Choice Magazine
By Julie Tieu. 2021
Julie Tieu sparkles in this debut romantic comedy, which is charmingly reminiscent of the TV show Kim's Convenience and Frankly…in Love by David Yoon, about a young woman who feels caught in the life her parents have made for her until she falls in love and finds a way out of the donut trap. Jasmine Tran has landed herself behind bars—maple bars that is. With no boyfriend or job prospects, Jasmine returns home to work at her parents' donut shop. Jasmine quickly loses herself in a cyclical routine of donuts, Netflix, and sleep. She wants to break free from her daily grind, but when a hike in rent threatens the survival of their shop, her parents rely on her more than ever. Help comes in the form of an old college crush, Alex Lai. Not only is he successful and easy on the eyes, to her parents' delight, he's also Chinese. He's everything she should wish for, until a disastrous dinner reveals Alex isn't as perfect as she thinks. Worse, he doesn't think she's perfect either. With both sets of parents against their relationship, a family legacy about to shut down, and the reappearance of an old high school flame, Jasmine must scheme to find a solution that satisfies her family's expectations and can get her out of the donut trap once and for all
By Susan Mallery. 2021
"This two-in-one romance starts a new series that Mallery's many fans will devour like a Christmas cookie."—Booklist Susan Mallery, author…of the Fool's Gold romances, cheerfully invites you to Wishing Tree, where Christmas comes to life... The Somerville sisters believe in love, but they've lost faith it will happen for them. Reggie hasn't been home since the end of the world's shortest engagement. When her parents decide to renew their vows, she buffs up her twinkle to help with the Christmas wedding. Unexpectedly, Toby, her first love, is back too, and the spark between them shines as brightly as ever. In the spirit of the season, will they let go of past hurts and greet the New Year together? Done waiting for the one, Dena is pregnant and on her own—on purpose. But then a gorgeous, sad-eyed songwriter checks in to a room at her inn. Micah, unable to write since he lost his wife, finds inspiration in Dena's determination to be a mom. One snowflake-speckled kiss and he's a goner. But Dena is afraid to believe that a rock star could fall for a cookie-cutter small-town girl like her. As the Christmas wedding draws closer, these two sisters just might unwrap the most treasured gift of all—love
Their secrets run deep, but desire runs deeper... Kennedy Brooks has spent years learning how to protect herself, and empowering…other women to do the same. Still, there are some hazards that can't be predicted. That includes Reyes McKenzie, who owns her local gym. Strong, capable, and watchful, he seems like the one man who might understand her past. For once, Kennedy is tempted to let her guard down—something she's vowed never to do. The moment petite, fiercely determined Kennedy walked into his gym, Reyes knew that she carried secrets. What he didn't expect was that she could tell the same about him. When trouble tracks her down, she turns to Reyes, unleashing a maelstrom of protective instinct and mutual desire. But will her need for him end when the danger does, or will they take the ultimate risk—on each other? " Emotionally spellbinding and wicked hot. " — Lora Leigh , New York Times bestselling author, on No Limits The McKenzies of Ridge Trail Book 1: No Holding Back Book 2: Stronger Than You Know Book 3: Watching Over You