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Not everything is aboveboard. . . When Mei Lin Wang met young radical social activist Wei Chan she knew it was fate. She didn't know that less than three years later she would be left widowed with a newborn son after a suspicious illness claimed Wei's life. Now, still convinced of their shared destiny, Lin is determined to avenge Wei and continue his work, but she must also protect her son from those responsible for her husband's death. For months Lin has secreted her son below deck on the cruise ship Alexandra's Dream, under cover of her job. It's turned into a game of hide-and-seek with the ship's security officer, Gideon Dayan, whose interest is piqued by the mystery that surrounds her. But through his attraction, Gideon sees his own haunted past when he looks at Lin. . . and she can't let her past go. Will they finally be able to face the future. . . together?
FALLING FOR YOU by JANE GRAVESStuntman Kirk McKenzie is back in town. It's Dr. Amanda Stevens's second chance to convince the daredevil that no rush could be better than the thrill he'd get if he fell for her instead.FORWARD PASS by DORIEN KELLYIt's Matt O'Connell's turn to apologize to Jamie Delisle, who's never forgiven the ex-quarterback for a teenage prank. Now that he's playing kiss-and-make-up, revenge tastes unbelievably sweet.READY AND WILLING by TANYA MICHAELSThe black sheep of a wild bunch, Noah Tanner is always living down his family name-until he meets Bree McCormick. They discover that being bad isn't always a crime.
If the gods decided to grant Cara Adams one "do-over," the choice would be a no-brainer-she wouldn't have been sucked in by Mark "the Shark" Morgan. Back in law school, Cara had "dumbed down" to catch Mark's eye. Thanks to her stunt, she lost a plum job at a Wall Street firm, and the Shark is enjoying life in the Big Apple.Now Cara's thirty and doing just fine, thank you very much. Positive she's a shoo-in for a partnership at her prestigious Michigan law firm, Cara has bought herself a new loft, paid off her student loans and is ready for the success she deserves. But the gods are laughing now. Her ally in the law firm bolts in the middle of the night, her secretary gets fired for using the file room as her own boudoir and...Mark the Shark has come home. Really, the gods must be crazy.Will Cara go down without a fight? Not this time.
The Girl Least Likely To... by Dorien KellyLove in a small town...When Hallie Brewer left home seven years ago, she swore she'd never return. She was an accident waiting to happen as a kid, earning her the nickname Horrible Hallie. Leaving Sandy Bend was the only way to escape her past. But now she's back...and is having a doozy of a time convincing people she's changed! Her only wish? That her high school crush, Steve Whitman, would see her as something more than Horrible Hallie....The Deputy Gets Her Man by Delores FossenPlus a whole lotta lovin'NYC cop Rayanne Garrett has a lot to live down when she returns to Longhorn, Texas, to get Aunt Evie-her only relative-out of jail. Unfortunately, the current sheriff is the one Rayanne has to live down! An embarrassing moment with Rios McKay eleven years earlier keeps it awkward between them. Determined to get to the bottom of her aunt's arrest, Rayanne'll do anything, even if it involves dating that darn sheriff!
After years of being called the wild child of Sandy Bend, Michigan, Dana Devine has pretty much confirmed that rumor by sleeping with Cal Brewer. Yes, she's always had a thing for the new police chief, but she never meant to live out her fantasy. Now that reality's hit, she knows they can't continue the relationship-it simply wouldn't work. What she doesn't realize is that Cal himself was living out a fantasy of his own....When Dana asked Cal to "come up for a drink" after running into him in Chicago, he knew where the evening was headed. But he never anticipated falling for Dana the way he did. Now she's barely speaking to him, and Cal's not sure if their one perfect night was just a mistake. Problem is, he can't stop thinking about her...or about spending another hot night with the wild beauty....
From the New York Times bestselling writing duo Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly, based on the family from the bestselling Love in a Nutshell, comes the story of an heiress longing to marry for love or not at all. Caroline Maxwell would like nothing more than to join her brother, Eddie, and his friend Jack Culhane on their adventures. While Jack and Eddie are off seeing the world, buying up businesses and building wildly successful careers, Caroline's stuck at home, frightening off the list of men her mother hopes will ask for her hand in marriage. When her mother sets her sights on the questionable Lord Bremerton as a possible suitor, Caroline struggles with her instincts and the true nature of her heart. She longs for adventure, passion, love, and most of all...Jack Culhane, an unconventional Irish-American bachelor with new money and no title —a completely unacceptable suitor, in the eyes of Caroline's mother. Can Jack and Caroline find love, against all odds, with danger looming and despite the forces pulling them apart? Set in New York City in 1894, The Husband List evokes the lavish lifestyles and social expectations of the Vanderbilts and Rockefellers, and a time when new money from the Americas married Old World social prestige and privilege. Dresses by Worth, transoceanic voyages, lavish parties, a little intrigue, and a lot of romance await in The Husband List.
If the Shoe Fits by Samantha ConnollyWhere size means everything...Manhattan shoe designer C. J. Mathews thinks she has it all. Great apartment, great career, great friends. Except what she really wants is a baby. No biggie. But her first choice for fatherhood is her best buddy, Jack Harding. Initially he's stunned at her suggestion, but then if the shoe fits...well, you know the rest!Designs on Jake by Dorien KellyWill he fit the same old pattern?Rowan Lindsay is on a Boy Vacation. No men. She's been hurt in the past, and with two rambunctious five-year-olds to take care of, she just can't risk further heartbreak. But when her troublesome twins tackle hot neighbor Jake Albreight, Rowan questions the intelligence of her decision. Is Jake the man of her dreams, or is he cut from the same cloth as all the others?
Annie Rutherford wants to be as successful as the rest of her overachieving family, but she draws the line at her boss's latest brainstorm. Not that her hard-earned MBA doesn't qualify her to launch an Irish pub. For the record, she's way too fond of her pints-as long as they're of the ice-cream variety.If this weren't enough, now she has to deal with an Irish "consultant." Yet when the gorgeous Daniel Flynn arrives, Annie isn't sure if she's extremely lucky or cursed.The irony of the whole situation? As much as Annie would like to fight his incredible charm, she really wants to be in like Flynn....
[from inside flaps] "Beautiful schoolteacher Kylie O'Shea has fended off most of the eligible men in the Irish village of Ballymuir, and friends warn she's in danger of fulfilling the local legend as the last bride in town. Yet when handsome Michael Kilbride arrives, Kylie can't deny her attraction to him. Michael has a criminal past, having been wrongfully convicted of terrorism, and Kylie's neighbors shun him. They advise her to stay away, but that proves impossible. Drawn to his intensity, she rediscovers a long-forgotten passion in his arms. The question is, will her feelings help or hinder when Michael is accused of murder...forcing Kylie to expose secrets the village would rather keep hidden."
Smart. Great Sense Of Humor. Hardworking. Kind To Children And Stray Dogs. . . Did she mention handsome? Mind-bogglingly sexy? Single mom Lisa Kincaid doesn't want to be attracted to Kevin Decker. She knows the sexy, caring construction-company owner will always be there for her, and up until now friendship has suited her just fine. But suddenly she isn't looking at her husband's former boss in the same way. . . and neither is a certain four-year-old Cupid. For the past three years Kevin has felt responsible for Lisa. He knows the accident that left her a widow wasn't his fault, but that doesn't stop him from wanting to help. Except his feelings go beyond mere friendship. And her little boy thinks Kevin and his mom are perfect for each other. Now, if Kevin can only get Lisa to believe it, too!
Kate Appleton needs a job. Her husband has left her, she's been fired from her position as a magazine editor, and the only place she wants to go is to her parents' summer house, The Nutshell, in Keene's Harbor, Michigan. Kate's plan is to turn The Nutshell into a Bed and Breakfast. Problem is, she needs cash, and the only job she can land is less than savory. Matt Culhane wants Kate to spy on his brewery employees. Someone has been sabotaging his company, and Kate is just new enough in town that she can insert herself into Culhane's business and snoop around for him. If Kate finds the culprit, Matt will pay her a $20,000 bonus. Needless to say, Kate is highly motivated. But several problems present themselves. Kate despises beer. No one seems to trust her. And she is falling hard for her boss. Can these two smoke out a saboteur, save Kate's family home, and keep a killer from closing in. . . all while resisting their undeniable attraction to one another? Filled with humor, heart, and loveable characters, Love in a Nutshell is delicious fun.
She needed to find her blissHabitual accommodator Tessa Wright is a mess. And no amount of diplomacy will get back what she wants: Her swishy banking job. Her AWOL husband. The comfortable-albeit lackluster-life she once slipped into like a shadow.Now faced with forging a new life map, Tessa agrees to share a palatial Costa Rican vacation home with Kate, her former boss. Could it be the one-way path to bliss they both crave?But the gorgeous Playa Blanca house perched over the ocean hides more revelations-and inhabitants-than Tessa ever anticipated. Suddenly she must make a decision that teaches her an age-old truth she never would have learned back home: Sometimes achieving happiness means following your own compass...no matter where it takes you.
When his father's sudden death forces Nathan Cargill to take over his family's racing team, he's determined to ratchet up their performance. That's why he's just hired fitness trainer Stacy Evans, who's tempting the Cargill Motors interim manager to break his cardinal rule: never mix business with pleasure.Coaching Nathan's over-the-wall crew is Stacy's chance to be part of the racing world. Falling for her handsome boss could derail all her plans. But with Nathan under suspicion and a scandal brewing that could blow the NASCAR world wide open, Stacy is determined to fight for her future with the man she loves....
She's plotted the courseCar chief Roni Kenway has a plan. She'll save her racing team and (hopefully) convince her crew chief, Judd Timmons, that she's the perfect mix of business and pleasure. But will she coast down Victory Lane. . . or crash into the wall?She's in DaytonaHaunted by a sadistic book about last-chance love, Lucy Vanderwal hopes a trip to Daytona will end with love. But when she discovers her "last chance" guy is a lemon, Lucy meets rookie driver Sawyer Patton. . . And learns even a late starter can be a winner!and she's behind the wheel!Driver Megan Carter just got back from a dream vacation--sun, sand and a sizzling fling with Chris Donahue. Now all she needs is to prove herself on the race track. But how can she do that when Chris turns up in her garage--in her real life--and says he's there to stay?
Retired NASCAR champion Steve Clayton is no stranger to risk. Still at the top of his game, the world-renowned wine grower is willing to take chances--in everything but love. Then he meets Sarah Stanton. The fiercely independent college professor is totally different from the women he usually dates. Yet he can't get her out of his mind. . . . Sarah has given up on finding the right man to share her life and give her the child she yearns for. The former racecar driver and paparazzi-loving playboy is wrong for her in every way. So why is Steve pursuing her as if this were the most important race of his life?
Returning to Sandy Bend, Michigan, isn't Kira Whitman's idea of moving forward. Unfortunately, thanks to her shady business partner, she's stuck in her hometown until her problems disappear. Kira's plans to lie low don't go as smoothly as she hoped, though, especially when sexy Mitch Brewer finds her breaking in to her brother's home!As a kid, Kira was nothing but trouble-and Mitch is constantly telling her she still is. But she knows he has a soft spot for her, and she definitely has one for him! He's been a frequent fantasy since their first kiss three years ago. Now she wants to show Mitch she's changed, and nobody's better at tempting trouble than she is!
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