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Rescuing the Prince


Victoria Leybourne - 2018
    The court, the country and the world are waiting to meet his fiancée. The trouble is, he hasn’t got one. He needs a fake, and fast.Rhian Rothe is trapped. With her dreams of stage stardom in tatters, she needs a new opportunity—enough to agree to play Cinderella to an arrogant prince. But this is no fairytale, and Rhian’s not the one who needs to be rescued. If Prince Less-Than-Charming wants her help, he’d better start acting like it.Sparks fly as soon as the pair meet at the palace, and it turns out that the only thing Cor hates more than lying to his country is working with Rhian. But nothing is as it seems in the royal court—and, no matter what, the show must go on.Rescuing the Prince is a sweet contemporary romance novel for fans of fairytales, tiaras and happy endings.

Sugar and Spice


Angela Britnell - 2006
    And what she wants more than anything is to make a success of her new American TV show, Celebrity Chef Swap without the help of her cheating ex-fiancé and producer, Patrick O'Brien. So when she arrives in Cornwall, she's determined to do just that.Kenan Rowse is definitely not looking for love. Back from a stint in Afghanistan and recovering from a messy divorce and an even messier past, the last thing he needs is another complication. So when he lands a temporary job as Luscious Lily's driver, he's none too pleased to find that they can't keep their hands off each other!But trudging around Cornish farms, knee deep in mud and meetings with egotistical chefs was never going to be the perfect recipe for love—was it? And Lily could never fall for a man so disinterested in food—could she?

The Movie Girl


Kate Lace - 2007
    That's why she's delighted to find herself working as assistant wardrobe mistress on a huge, lavishly produced film. And the movie's sexy star, A-lister Jono Knighton, has taken a real shine to her, so life just gets better and better. There's just the small matter of Jono's wife, the petrifying Rowan, to consider...

Her Maine Attraction


Rebecca Gannon - 2019
    Tired of watching life being lived all around her, she decides it's time to start taking some risks. On her first night in Pine Cove, a panicked call at 2am brings Ally face to face with the tall and mysterious Jake Taylor. She didn't expect a man like him to show up at her door, and she definitely didn't expect him to have eyes she could drown in or the ability to make her dormant heart race. Craving him like her next breath, Ally feels the walls around her heart cracking with every touch and kiss they share. But is it all too good to be true? She feels at home for the first time in her life, but will Jake's past be the reason she has to leave?**Fully re-edited as of July 31st, 2020**

Out with the Ex, In with the New


Sophie Ranald - 2017
     Gemma didn’t expect her life to look like this. She’s still living with her mother, who steals her leggings and tells her off for leaving crumbs in the butter. After twenty failed interviews she thought she’d bagged her dream job as a journalist – except it turns out to be writing articles about cats that look like George Clooney. Luckily she has her wonderful boyfriend, Jack, to help her forget just how rubbish things are. Then Jack dumps her out of the blue. With nothing but her childhood teddy bear, Stanley, and a whole heap of heartbreak, Gemma resolves to turn things around. She throws herself into her new job and soon she’s hanging out with cheeky, golden-haired hunk Charlie, eating in swanky restaurants and sipping trendy cocktails – and her old life seems like a distant memory. But it’s not long until her shiny new world starts to lose its sparkle – and Gemma misses the days of wearing battered pink converse and eating peanut butter on toast in bed. Then Jack turns up, backpack in tow, and things starts to go wrong with Charlie. ‘Out with the old, in with the new’, the saying goes. But what happens if neither one is quite right? This laugh-out-loud romantic comedy is for anyone who’s ever cried their eyes out to love songs after a break-up or accidentally drunk-texted their ex. Fans of Sophie Kinsella and Lindsey Kelk will love this unmissable read which is all about falling in love with the most important person: yourself! This book was previously published as the Truth About Gemma Grey.

The Summer of Secrets


Tilly Tennant - 2018
    She’s recently engaged to the tall, dark and handsome Shay, out of her window lie rolling golden cornfields, and just downstairs are the gorgeous tea rooms she’s always dreamed of owning. But Harper is about to discover a secret that will change her luck forever. For better or worse? She has no idea. Distracted by her find, Harper doesn’t notice Shay getting rather close to his ex from the village. And as news of Harper’s discovery spreads through Silver Hill, there are people who are keen to stir up trouble, in particular, Will Frampton, handsome recluse and Lord of Silver Hill House, the crumbling stately home the other side of the hill.Can Harper trust any man in Silver Hill? And as relationships are tested and tea cakes begin to fly, will anyone catch the romance blossoming in the most unexpected of places?An utterly gorgeous, heart-warming romance, full of love and laughter. Perfect for fans of Debbie Johnson and Jenny Colgan.

All the Days After


Carrie Thorne - 2019
    Don’t sleep with my brother.”No problem, right? Accountant extraordinaire, Sophie Jones has spent the last decade trying to find a sense of normal. Life is looking deliciously peaceful, as she follows her best friend home to the small town of Foothills, Washington. Back from the Navy, former SEAL Asher Sutherland is not the guy he used to be… although, he doesn’t have a clue who he is now. The one thing Asher knows for sure is that he wants Sophie.Big problem. Asher has recklessly broken the hearts of his sister’s friends on too many occasions. Neither is willing to hurt Pippa. But, resisting the attraction may prove to be more challenging that either can withstand.Settle in with a soothing cup of coffee and watch the sunrise in this tempting, steamy romance set in the Cascade Foothills in the heart of the Pacific Northwest.

Rock-A-Bye Baby


Debbie Macomber - 2016
    Against his wishes, John Osborn’s mother hires an assistant for his antiques shop. One glance and John knows that Dani is unsuitable—she’s too pretty, off-beat and vivacious for the business. John is certain that she won’t last past the summer in his sleepy seaside town. But Dani is determined to prove herself so she can rebuild her life and repair her broken heart, and she’s going to do it in Ocean Shores. The store sparks her creativity, even if a vintage cradle uncomfortably awakens her buried longing for a family of her own. Her warmth and empathy make her a natural at sales, and despite himself, John starts to like her. But John was deeply wounded by the only woman he ever thought he’d love, so he keeps himself buttoned up and guarded. He may have to admit that Dani is the best thing that’s ever happened to the store…but is she also the best thing that’s ever happened to him?

You Promised Me Forever


Lizabeth Scott - 2016
    She awaited their return for years until she grew old enough to understand they never would. As a young adult, she didn’t understand why William, the boy next door made her feel safe and loved and then made her promises he had no intention of keeping. Broken and questioning everything about her life, Nicole discovers strength she never knew she had. She leaves everything behind to heal and to search for peace and understanding. What she finds is that Nicole had to disappear so Sugar could emerge and be strong enough for both of them to survive.

Bad Duke


Emily Bishop - 2018
    Playboy parties are more my cup of tea. Now, I’ve got 30 days to marry or lose my billion-pound inheritance. Isabella is my saving grace, but we hated each other as teens. The eyes, the body, the confidence. Quite the goddess she’s become since high school. In between all the fighting, we must somehow pretend to be married. Wanting her as more than a “fake” fiancé was never an option. Needing her wasn’t part of the plan. But when opposing forces come between us, neither God, queen, nor country will stop me from having her. This steamy, contemporary, romantic suspense will keep you company tonight, tomorrow, and the day after. No cheating and a satisfying happily ever after!

One Simple Wish: Return to Lighthouse Point


Kay Correll - 2020
     When her aunt is injured, Sara hurries back to Belle Island to help out at Charming Inn. She’s sure she can run the inn and work remotely for her job back in Boston. If only she can juggle all of it… But what are the chances she’d run into Noah McNeil after all these years and what is he doing on her island? He disappeared from her life in Boston without a word over twenty years ago. And now he has a dog? He always swore he didn't have time for pets… Sara and her two best friends, Robin and Charlotte, struggle to keep Charming Inn running while Sara struggles to ignore Noah completely. But maybe, just maybe, Noah isn’t quite the man she thought he was. Join these three best friends and the familiar people of Belle Island in this delightful spin-off of the Lighthouse Point series. This is book one in the Charming Inn series: One Simple Wish - Book One Two of a Kind - Book Two Three Simple Things - Book Three Four Short Weeks - Book Four Five Years or So - Book Five The Lighthouse Point Series: Wish Upon a Shell - Book One Wedding on the Beach - Book Two Love at the Lighthouse - Book Three Cottage Near the Point - Book Four Return to the Island - Book Five Bungalow by the Bay - Book Six

Yours to Give


Diana Fraser - 2020
    She believes long-term relationships are for idiots, and marriage is ridiculous. Max Connelly reckons that makes her exactly his kind of woman.But Max is pursuing his own dream, building his mountain resort into the place to be in the southern hemisphere. He knows what her publicity could do for his resort so he issues his own challenge—to get married. After all, it wouldn’t mean anything to either of them. Would it?Max and Laura first appeared in The Lakehouse Café, book 6 of The Mackenzies. For more information on Diana's New Zealand series, keep reading!--Lantern Bay--Yours to GiveYours to TreasureYours to Cherish--The Mackenzies--The Real ThingThe PA's RevengeThe Marriage TrapThe Cowboy's CravingThe Playboy's RedemptionThe Lakehouse Cafe

The Billionaire Deception


Holly Rayner - 2015
     Erin Summers is delighted; with an interview for a role within the prestigious Hunter Corp sealed, she's one step closer to fulfilling her life-long goal. Erin, however, has a secret. She's no ordinary applicant... Born Adele Morgan, the daughter of the late Sean Morgan, and rightful heir to the Hunter Corp business empire, Erin and her family were screwed out of her birthright by the nefarious and ruthless businessman James Hunter. Now, with a credible back-story and a route to infiltrate the company, Erin can finally take back what's hers. With her plans finally coming to fruition, her continued association with Seth, James Winters' handsome, charismatic son and heir - albeit an heir to a stolen business - throws her ambitions and ideals into turmoil. Caught between conflicting desires for the man she finds irresistible, and the livelihood and birthright she feels is rightfully hers, Erin has some tough decisions to make...

Reunited


Marcella Swann - 2018
    . .  except for that one time. I knew I shouldn't but he was so hot. Steamy. Passionate. It was incredible. I left him a note the next morning but he never called.Next thing I know, I’m pregnant. Me and my little girl have made it through but it’s been hell.Now he’s back but he doesn’t know the half of it—doesn’t know about his daughter . . . our daughter.His hotness made me do a stupid thing five years go, but not this time.If he thinks he can freakin’ waltz back into my life . . . My little girl absolutely loves the guy though and, well, he’s got a billion dollars coming to him. F***! Bobby I had her for one night.It was hot. It was right. It was incredible. I’ve never really shaken her from my thoughts. It's still the best night of my life and, trust me, I've had plenty of Netflix and chill action since.But she was gone by the morning. Fine. I can play that game, too. So I bolted--got the heck outta dodge. Now I got a billion bucks coming my way.One catch, though: I've got to get my shit together and clean up my act.Or else my uncle’s money goes elsewhere—to my shitty cousin.But f*** the money, no one’s gonna mess with my woman—and my daughter.Their mine. I’ll do what I have to protect them. To make things right.So bring it on. This is gonna be fun.

Playin’ Cop


Liz Kelly - 2013
    So when his buddies bet he can't give the local female speed demon a ticket, he adopts a cop's persona and goes in for the kill. Only to find killer lips, a killer body and a whole lot of killer sass challenging him at every turn.Annabelle Devine may be a genteel Southern belle, but she's dealing with her own long-standing bet. So when smooth-talking, sexy Officer Friendly hands her a speeding ticket, she licks her lips and simply insists he escort her to her family's New Year's Eve ball.Well, duh!Duncan is in. In deep. And now he's desperate to come clean and turn one seriously naughty night into a lifetime of hot Southern lovin'.