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Home to Honeymoon Harbor


JoAnn Ross - 2018
    Which is why, when John Mannion and Sara Harper fall in love, they become the small seaport town’s very own Romeo and Juliet. But in Honeymoon Harbor, nothing—not even an infamous family feud—is a match for love.

Feels Like Home


Olivia Miles - 2017
    After swearing off it once before, she fell for the safe bet, the sure thing…but the only thing she can be sure of now is that her marriage is over. With only one place to go, she returns to Maine, desperate for her grandmother’s pancakes, her sisters’ laughter, and maybe a chance to begin again.But while Margo may have run home, she doesn’t plan on staying, especially when she comes face to face with the first man who ever broke her heart. Eddie’s reappearance in Oyster Bay is reason enough to turn the car around, but Margo is even more troubled when she discovers nothing in her hometown is quite as she left it.Her older sister is selling their childhood house, her younger sister can’t get her life together, and their aging grandmother can no longer keep any of their names straight. But just when it starts to feel like all is lost, Margo finds herself at a crossroads that leaves her questioning what is worth fighting for…and where she truly belongs.

Falling for Sydney


Heather B. Moore - 2016
    Moore: FALLING FOR SYDNEY Sydney has been the perfect friend, the perfect daughter, and Rian checks off on her perfect fiancé list. But when Sydney notices a strange truck parked in her fiancé’s parking spot, she’s in for the surprise of her life. Not only is Rian not who she thought he was, but his brother Jake is about to turn her life upside down. Other books in the FALLING SERIES: Falling for Sydney Falling for Maria (coming February 2017) Falling for June (coming Summer 2017)

Chance for Love


Marie Force - 2014
    Determined to snap out of the funk he slipped into after his girlfriend refused his marriage proposal, Jared organizes a party for the friends who’ve seen him through the worst of his heartache. Now if only he could stop thinking about the love of his life and how he will survive the rest of his days without her… She was Elisabeth all her life until Jared made her his Lizzie… Elisabeth “Lizzie” Sutter knows she has no business chasing Jared after she turned down his lovely, heartfelt marriage proposal in a moment of sheer panic. It didn’t take long for her to realize how foolish she’d been. Now all she can do is hope it’s not too late to set things right with the one man she can’t live without… Author’s Note We got to know Jared in Time for Love, when David and Daisy befriended David’s elusive landlord who’d come to the island seeking refuge after a bad breakup. We saw him again in Meant for Love, when he reconnected with Wharton classmate Jenny Wilks. Readers were eager to know more about the woman who’d broken Jared’s heart, and they wanted to know what I had in store for him. The more I thought about his story, the more I realized what I needed to do. I hope you’ll enjoy this brief visit with some Gansett Island friends as well as the introduction of a new couple. Added Extras Read about Will & Cameron’s first kiss in All You Need Is Love, Green Mountain Series Book 1, out on February 4, 2014. AND take the first-ever look at the cover of Fatal Jeopardy, Fatal Series Book 7, out on March 24, 2014. 25,000 words

Only Her


Lucy Darling - 2020
    One that will keep the beautiful Kennedy in my bed. That’s all this is. I’ve never been the marrying type until she walked into my life. In that moment I knew I wanted her for myself. That I’d do anything and everything to have her. Even if that included putting a ring on her and making her mine. Forever. Lucky for me her father needs my help to save his business. I’ll give him the money he needs... but my help comes at a price. One that he’s all too happy to pay. I always get what I want, and after seeing Kennedy, I know that I want her forever. This was supposed to be a simple business deal. Nothing more. That is until I get closer to her. Learn her. Taste her. Find out more and more until I realize I am falling in love with my soon to be wife. Now all I have to do is make her fall for me too. Her love is the only thing I can’t buy. I could own every other part of her, but only she can give me her heart.

If the Kilt Fits


Sally Johnson - 2017
    In fact, she had just gotten off a Reality Love TV show that didn’t end well. A simple baggage mix up introduces Phoebe to Bryan, and suddenly love seems like a possibility. But when the reality of the TV show catches up to her, Phoebe can't help but wonder if she will ever meet Mr. Right.

Just the Way You Are


Barbara Freethy - 2000
    a life about to be tested by the return of the only woman who can break them up—Alli's sister, Tessa.A baby brought them together—and even though Alli has always loved her strong, sexy husband Sam and the life they've built together, she has decided to set him free to follow his youthful dreams. It is no longer enough for her to be wife and lover when she knows she holds so little of his heart.Sam has always dreamed of a life away from the close-knit world of Tucker's Landing, but marriage and fatherhood ended all that. Now Sam is torn between what was and what was meant to be. He must decide if it's time to rekindle the dreams of the past ... or accept Alli, and her love, just the way she is.JUST THE WAY YOU ARE is an emotionallly compelling, heartwarming, beautiful love story about choices, second chances, the crush of a youthful love, the intensity of a love born from marriage and life. "An exceptional novel from #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy!"

Kiss Me in Sweetwater Springs


Annie Rains - 2019
    And with her high school reunion coming up, she has no intention of reliving the worst four years of her life. Especially when all she has to show for the last decade is how the shy bookworm blossomed into...the shy town librarian. Ditching the event seems the best option until a blistering hot alternative roars into Lacy's life. Perhaps riding into the reunion on the back of Paris Montgomery's motorcycle will show her classmates how much she really has changed...While growing up as a foster kid, Paris Montgomery only felt at home in Sweetwater Springs, which is why he picked the small town to start over after his divorce. He can't afford to ruin this refuge with another doomed relationship - especially one with a woman who is his total opposite. But when the town's sweet librarian offers to help him reconnect with his foster dad, he finds they have more in common than he thought. Both are about to discover that home is where the heart is.

Blind Date Disasters


Jill Shalvis - 2001
    And look for Eat Your Heart Out, featuring Cami’s twin sister!As an interior designer and an identical twin, Cami Anderson wants her home to be unique, so she hires a master carpenter to help. She’s expecting an older man, someone kindly, experienced. In her wildest dreams, she hadn’t figured on Tanner McCall, who’s not old, not kind, but most definitely experienced…and seems more than a little interested in her blind date disasters!Originally published in 2001.

A Buckhorn Summer


Lori Foster - 2015
    So when she arrives in Buckhorn, Kentucky, to spend a summer rethinking her career, she’s stunned to find that Gray Neely has stepped out of her steamy memories and taken up residence in her hometown. What’s more, the laid-back ex-cop wants to pick up where they left off.Lisa has been on Gray’s mind every day since that mind-blowing encounter. He was reeling from a tragedy in the line of duty, and their connection was instant and intense. Still is. But sleepy Buckhorn is a million miles from her corporate world. And he has one sweet, hot summer to prove they have a future there, together… Don’t miss the other titles in the Buckhorn Brothers series, including Buckhorn Beginnings, Forever Buckhorn, The Buckhorn Legacy, Buckhorn Ever After in the All For You anthology and Back to Buckhorn.

The Greek's Forgotten Wife


Elizabeth Lennox - 2015
    She had tried desperately to turn herself into the perfect wife for his infrequent visits, but no more! She was through trying to become someone she wasn’t. And she was finished reading about his mistresses in the tabloids. She’d had enough! So why did her heart race when he walked through the door? And how did she end up in his bed? Damon Galanos had been forced to marry Sasha to retain ownership of his ancestral home, but he never intending to stay married to the innocent girl. However, after destroying her grandfather for his blackmail, Damon found that he couldn’t get Sasha out of his mind. So he returned to his “wife”, realizing she had become a beautiful woman – one he planned to explore further. Imagine his surprise when his docile wife demanded a divorce!

Winning Back His Wife


Gwen Hayes - 2016
    Now his soon-to-be ex-wife has quit her job and invested every last penny into re-inventing Camp Firefly Falls. It’s a crazy, ridiculous plan–which he ignores, right up until he’s served with divorce papers. First book in an interconnected series coming summer 2016!

The Connection


Adriana Locke - 2015
    As much as they fought it, it became so much more. Now that they've stopped fighting it and made their own rules, a little respite is needed. Las Vegas is the destination of choice.Despite what they say, not everything that happens in Vegas stays there.

A Holiday Lift


Corinne Michaels - 2018
    is to pretend the holidays do not exist.That should be my tagline for life.Another year with no one to kiss under the mistletoe.Of course, it doesn’t help that after my last epic breakup, I hopped into the sack with the one man I should’ve avoided.My arch-rival, Dean Pritchard.Despite the fact that he didn't bother calling after our night together, I can't get him out of my head.I am so on the naughty list.But when a snowstorm traps us in an elevator, I can't avoid my work crush any longer.Will Dean be the lift I’ve needed for the holidays, or will Santa skip me yet again?

Some Girls Do It: Limited Edition Boxset


May Sage - 2017
    Read about three badass ladies and the silly alpha males who think they can manage them. Each book is a standalone novella. Scrooge McFuck Piper Stone’s hunky, rude, entitled, Scrooge of a boss is pushing her buttons every day, but he’s taken it too far, this time. Saying she couldn’t take the holidays off was one thing; preventing her to go home to her sick child? Not happening. She has zero regrets when she resigns. Bennet McFinnley can’t believe his annoyingly perfect personal assistant has actually resigned from her cushy, highly paid position, and he intends to tell her exactly what he thinks about it. But when he gets to her place, he comes to realize he might not know Piper as well as he thought he had. Bring on the Psychobitch Lucy is a perfectly reasonable person, up until she isn’t. She bottles up incidents, willing to forgive and forget, but when someone crosses the line, she becomes what her friends have affectionately called The Psychobitch. There’s one person who has it coming; from their very first meeting, Trick Johnson, CFO of Harris Toys, has been a contemptuous ass to her, but she held her tongue… Until her boss asks her to work with him for a month. Trick has a huge problem. He has a life plan – a simple, straightforward plan – and the gorgeous ball-buster his best friend employs isn’t part of it in any way, shape or form. He’s managed to keep her out of sight and mostly out of mind quite successfully… Until Carter Harris makes them work together. Them Back Dimples Cali believed she was done with men - after what the last one has done to her, she has zero reasons to want to open her heart or her legs ever again. Then he happened. Wren Richards, genius with a scalpel in his hands, charming when holding a flute of champagne, is a mess outside of the public eye, and he knows it. He’s quite happy living in chaos, but when his friends ask him to take on a cute young woman who needs a break as a housekeeper, he takes the plunge. Everything should be alright - as long as he remembers to wear pants when she’s around.