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Beacon of Love by Allie Boniface


mystery
romance
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contemporary-romance

Slow Dancing


Suzanne Jenkins - 2014
    Small town gossip, jealousy and murder strive to tear them apart in a tale of secrets and unrequited love.

An Inner Fire


Jacki Delecki - 2014
    She hides her intuitive gifts from the world until she becomes embroiled in arson on Seattle’s waterfront.As a key crime witness, Grayce must convince the attractive, logical, by-the-numbers fire investigator, Ewan Davis, that the fire she witnessed is part of a larger criminal conspiracy. Grayce embarks upon a mission to gather proof of the dangerous threat. She enlists the help of her cross-dressing best friend, her street-wise assistant, and Davis’ poodle, to conduct her own investigation.As her feelings for Davis shift between white hot passion and cold fear, Grayce must risk exposing her secrets to save Davis’ life. Davis must accept things, he can neither see, nor understand to solve the mystery and finally find the love he has stopped believing in.With nudges from the protective poodle, Grayce and Davis confront shocking betrayal and international crime on the rain soaked streets of Seattle.

Shadow


Maureen A. Miller - 2015
    Sophie Diem could not see him. She could not prove he was there. Sometimes he would approach. On those occasions she tried to run. Running was pointless, though. He would always return. And he would always ask the same question−over and over and over… Where is Nathan Bethard? Sophie's boss has skipped town, abandoning their counseling firm. Now a stranger is stalking her. Granted, the man is drop-dead gorgeous, but he is still a stalker. In an attempt to flee him, she seeks a new job...in London. Surely crossing the Atlantic will be enough to deter her shadow.

Sail Away


Lisa Jackson - 1991
    Now that would change. No man would ever again tell her what to do--certainly not infuriating, domineering, undeniably attractive Adam Drake.Adam was determined to clear his name of the false charges that had ruined his career at Montgomery Inns. If that meant deceiving the Montgomery daughter, and even stowing away on her boat, so be it. If she had secrets, he would discover every single one....

Reckless Touch


Veronica Larsen - 2016
    Even a vicious attack fails to deter my ambitions. But when Detective Sebastian Reed enters my life, I face the greatest obstacle of all.  He's steely and magnetic, and determined to keep me safe. Except there is no safe. Only stolen moments, secrets and lies.And a tinder box of an attraction, waiting to ignite.Every touch is a reckless diversion, because out in the night a hooded figure plots his revenge.Do you know what you've done?I don't.But someone's determined to make me pay for it with my life.

Exposed in Darkness


Heather Sunseri - 2017
    When Brooke discovers domestic terrorists are actually after the governor—her late husband’s brother—and that the radicals are eyeing more targets, she heads to Kentucky to stop the threat.Shortly after the political assassination, the FBI zeroes in on one person: international mogul Declan O’Roark. Though Brooke has been out of the game since her husband was murdered, her former boss thinks she is the perfect candidate to connect Declan to the crime.Despite the FBI clearly establishing means and opportunity, Declan remains unfazed; his motives have nothing to do with murder, but with getting closer to Brooke Fairfax. And Brooke finds the case becoming even more unclear as she falls for the FBI’s number one suspect.

Flash Point


Diane Benefiel - 2020
     Reconsidering Her Options Stalwart, honest, a stand-up guy – high praise, right? Wears his jeans just right, single, a catch – pretty much everyone in Hangman’s Loss, a quirky little town in the Eastern Sierras, adores the hell out of Police Chief Bradley Gallagher. Yet, new resident Emma Kincaid is determined to keep him at arm's length, and with good reason. But vandalism, arson, and a violent attack have her rethinking her stance. Has someone from her past caught up with her, or is the escalating threat coming from within her newfound community? Sparks fly as Brad races against time to keep her safe, and passions combust when they join forces to combat the danger.

The Edge of Lies


Debra Burroughs - 2013
    When love is blind, maybe she needs her eyes opened.

The Exiled Prince Trilogy: Books 1- 3


Jeana E. Mann - 2019
    Mann. THE EXILED PRINCE (Book 1) A secret masquerade hookup leads to complications with Rourke’s new boss. One night. No names. No faces. It should have been simple. Instead, she’s tossed into a life filled with decadence, heat, and sinful surprises. Delve into the dark side of romance with an exiled prince, a secret masquerade ball, and all the complications they create for personal assistant Rourke Donahue. THE DIRTY PRINCESS (Book 2) A personal assistant marries her royal boss and learns that happily-ever-after only exists in fairy tales. When Roman Menshikov asks Rourke to marry him, she doesn’t think twice. Once the ring is on her finger, she finds out he’s not the man she thought he was. He’s darker and more dangerous than she suspected. His involvement in an international war might kill them both. With wealth and power comes great responsibility for Roman. He’s determined to save his country from ruin but will he sacrifice his new wife in the process? THE WAR KING (Book 3) A fairytale marriage enters the battlefield when the exiled prince reveals his secrets and claims his throne as The War King. I married the man of my dreams and landed in a nightmare of secret government agencies, assassins, and military coups. To keep him, I must fight his enemies. To love him, I must tame my fears. He’s not the man I thought he was. He’s more. TRILOGY COMPLETE! Don’t delay your pleasure. One-click today!

Hunt for Evil


Amy Jarecki - 2017
    Sparks fly as the two compete in a clash between skill and keen intellect, until a French girl is kidnapped by a suspected terrorist.Posing as a married couple, steam erupts between the pair while Logan and Olivia dive deeper into an ISIS kidnapping ring. But when Olivia becomes the kidnapper's next victim, she enters a madman's hell. And as Logan races against time to save her, one thing ravages his soul. If he fails, the woman he loves will be lost to him forever.

Heart Raider


Sophia Knightly - 2013
    A scorching summer. Danger lurks... After a raging media storm nearly destroys him, financial whiz Nick Cameron finds himself isolated and laying low on a barrier island off the Florida coast, far away from the reporters and scandals that threaten him. But when little Ronnie Whitcomb shows up on his doorstep, all grown up and breathtakingly beautiful, he tries to deny his feelings for her. Fate intervenes when a hurricane strands them on the island together, and suddenly, keeping Ronnie at arm's length becomes almost impossible. But daredevil TV reporter Veronique Whitcomb has an agenda of her own -- an agenda that could quite possibly get her killed. Recalling the hunky boy who rescued her at summer camp, Ronnie knows there's more to Nick than the hot and juicy scandal he's embroiled in, and she is determined to get the exclusive interview with him that will expose the real criminal. Whether Nick likes it or not, Ronnie refuses to sit by while the world slanders the most honorable and decent man she's ever known...and loved.THE HEARTTHROB SERIES: Book 1: Heart Raider (Nick and Veronique) Book 2: Heart Melter (Ian and Natasha) Book 3: Heart Tamer (Alec and Kate) Book 4: Heart Hunter (Cameron and Evie) Book 5: Heart Tempter (Leo and Teddy)

Witness Pursuit


Joanne Wadsworth - 2013
    Her bodyguard is shot when the killer returns to dispose of her and The Program puts her in hiding. A year later, the case remains unsolved and her handler needs to get her further from the killer’s reach. Lydia detests the thought of being close enough to endanger the man who nearly died protecting her, even if it’s aboard a super-yacht traveling the south Pacific.Tyler Whitehall’s shooting stole weeks from his memory. Physically recovered, he oversees security for Whitehall Shipping. While on a family holiday, Tyler is suspicious of the woman accompanying them without notice or security clearance, as his nephew’s caregiver. Stronger than suspicion is his incomprehensible attraction to her, and his instinct to protect her.Once sensitive information is leaked, Lydia undergoes re-identification to evade a killer and protect the man who’d die to save her. Her bodyguard has just begun his pursuit, and she may have underestimated his abilities.CONTENT WARNING: Sexual content

When Fall Fades


Amy Leigh Simpson - 2015
    Five years after the derailment of her dreams she's just barely existing, using her job as a hospice nurse to give others the one thing she can't seem to find-closure. So when her elderly neighbor Charlie, a brilliant conspiracy nut known for harassing the FBI, is murdered, Sadie suspects Charlie might've been onto something and intends to make sure someone solves the mystery of her friend's death, even if it's her. The feisty little blonde may have found the victim's body, but FBI Special Agent Archer Hayes has no intention of letting some nosy civilian interfere with his investigation. The guilt he feels is bad enough. The last thing Archer needs is another distraction to haunt him. Especially one as beautiful and beguiling as the girl next door. But throw in a mountain of hoarded evidence and suspiciously coded journals and the case takes a puzzling turn toward a decades old conspiracy cover-up from World War II-one only the victim's closest confidant can help untangle. Sadie and Archer reluctantly join forces to decode the riddle of secrets Charlie carried to his grave. Or did he? Someone is after a dangerous truth. But to uncover it or bury it is a question that leads the unlikely pair on a quest for redemption that lands Sadie in the crosshairs of a desperate killer. And when the dangers of the past and present collide Archer must fight to save the life of the woman he's falling for . . . only to discover he might be the one in need of saving.

She Hates Me Not


F.E. Greene - 2016
    Although it's an ocean away from her childhood home in the bayous of Louisiana, Stratford offers something which St. Charles Parish doesn't: safety from a threat that Lou never helped to create.But one impulsive choice jeopardizes Lou's "safety first" world. After agreeing to go on a blind date in exchange for money to pay her sister's medical bills, Lou is required to attend the Stratford Gala with a man she hates - even though they've never met.It turns out that Kip Richmond, "Britain's most uncatchable bachelor," is anything but easy to hate. And Kip feels nothing but love for Lou. Can Lou make room in her life for a man she's supposed to hate, especially when his every move may end up on tomorrow's front page?Set against the delightful backdrop of Stratford-upon-Avon, She Hates Me Not blends heartwarming romance with mild suspense as Lou and Kip confront their troubled pasts in the hopes of loving again. It is the seventh novel by F. E. Greene and first in the Richer in Love romance series.Romance Heat Scale: Mild/PG.

After Love Leaves: The Story of Us


Michelle Alstead - 2017
    When she met Brad Sorenson, Zoe was convinced her bad luck with men had finally changed. He saw past her insecurities and the Oreo addiction she just couldn’t shake, inspiring her to chase her dreams. Brad was looking for a good time online, not love. But Zoe was so sweet, so kind. Everything about her was perfect—until she fell for him. Doesn’t she understand he’s the wrong guy for a woman like her? Zoe doesn’t know why Brad left her standing in an airport; he won’t return her calls or texts. With her self-esteem and dreams shattered, she can’t imagine ever loving anyone else… When a devastating diagnosis changes Brad’s life forever, he’s forced to finally face the truth: there’s only one woman he’s ever truly loved.Will Zoe give Brad a second chance or is she done with love for good?***This is not your typical romance. Real love is complicated and messy. This story is written for those who have loved the wrong person for all the right reasons.