Author: Alicia Hunter Pace, Synithia Williams, Kristina Knight, Rina Gray, Jillian David, Kathryn Brocato, Anne Bourne, Peggy Gaddis, Marie Patrick
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Doggone it, it’s hard to beat a southern boy when it comes to charming the ladies. Crimson rounds up nine sassy romances so hot, you’ll want to slap your momma. Misbehaving in Merritt: When Dr. Maxwell Ellis Buchanan IV’s privileged life tailspins out of control, he’s sentenced to volunteer his time at Merritt’s local arts center. Even worse? He’ll report to Audrey Evans, a former ESPN reporter, who turned the arrogant golden boy down for a date. Working side by side, Max and Audrey find surprising common ground and breathless chemistry—but will their differences divide them? From One Night to Forever: Trucker Aaron Henderson rolls into Resilient, Tennessee, for business, but his one-night stand turns out to be his new partner’s baby sister. When Kacey Randal learns Aaron has a list of conquests as high as his big rig’s mileage, she’s ready to pretend their night together never happened. Can he prove to Kacey he’s ready to reform his roaming ways? What a Texas Girl Dreams: They are opposites in so many ways, but the more veterinarian Trickett Samuels gets to know footloose and fancy free Monica Witte, the more he wonders if he can convince this Texas girl that having roots will only help her soar higher. Fool for You: Sports journalist Melanie Foster is loving her high-flying career, now she just has to convince her best friend, Damien Richards, to put a ring on it. But Damien’s trying to save the non-profit where he volunteers, even if it means sacrificing personal happiness. When he finally realizes Mel is the girl for him, can he convince her he’s worth a second chance? Flame Unleashed: After Ruth Blackstone’s husband repaid her sacrifice with betrayal 150 years ago, she’s not willing to trust Cajun rogue Odie Pierre-Noir’s risky plan to win freedom for all Indebteds. Soon, however, she’ll need to choose: continue to lived a damned life but with Odie as her lover or risk their eternal souls for one chance to break the curse. Bride by the Book: Small-town Arkansas attorney Garner Holt badly needs an assistant to sort out his cluttered office, but he didn’t expect a super-secretary like Miss Angelina Brownwood. But an online search reveals Angelina isn’t actually a secretary. Does her secret mean he can’t make this unique woman his for life? Blue Moon: On a mission in Florida, Gabriel Rayner rescues a beautiful, drowning mermaid who is searching for a champion to fight an evil warlord and save her people. If they fall in love, Gabe will be enslaved to the Merfolk for eternity. In a clash of culture shock and heat, Gabriel and Ephyra battle those odds, but will they have to sacrifice their love to save her life? Carolina Love Song: Bix Bullard was Judy’s childhood sweetheart. Unfortunately when he returns home and his city friends descend on the estate, it’s clear that the beautiful, wealthy Marise considers him her exclusive property. Can Judy dare hope she could rekindle his lost love for her? Mischief and Magnolias: Natchez, Mississippi, peacefully surrendered to the Union Army—but Shaelyn Cavanaugh didn’t. Major Remy Harte has taken over her home and her beloved steamboats, and she will use every mischievous weapon at her disposal to drive out the Union soldier. But their growing attraction is unavoidable. Can their budding romance survive when a common enemy accuses Shae of espionage?
Author: Carolyn Brown
In 1917 Healdton, Oklahoma, thirty-year-old Matilda Jane Anderson drives a brand new 1917 Model T with Sweet Tilly' painted in lovely script lettering on the metal plate covering the radiator. Though she'd love to have a baby, she has no use for a husban
Author: Renée Carlino
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A USA TODAY bestselling contemporary romance about the complexities of love and self-discovery in the early post-college years. Mia Kelly thinks she has it all figured out. She’s an Ivy League graduate, a classically trained pianist, and the beloved daughter of a sensible mother and offbeat father. Yet Mia has been stalling since graduation, torn between putting her business degree to use and exploring music, her true love. When her father unexpectedly dies, she decides to pick up the threads of his life while she figures out her own. Uprooting herself from Ann Arbor to New York City, Mia takes over her father’s café, a treasured neighborhood institution that plays host to undiscovered musicians and artists. She’s denied herself the thrilling and unpredictable life of a musician, but a chance encounter with Will, a sweet, gorgeous, and charming guitarist, offers her a glimpse of what could be. When Will becomes her friend and then her roommate, she does everything in her power to suppress her passions—for him, for music—but her father’s legacy slowly opens her heart to the possibility of something more.
Author: Elizabeth Varlet
Publisher: Carina Press
The first in a scorching new male/male series by Elizabeth Varlet. Behind the Sassy Boyz's seductive smiles and sinful dance moves are desires that will leave readers breathless. Fitch Donovan never thought a lap dance could change his life, but from the moment the gorgeous dancer's lips touch his, his world comes screeching to a halt. No matter how hard he tries, he can't shake the desire that rocks him to his core. He's longed for this passion all his life—he just never dreamed he'd find it with another man. Sharing a soul-shaking kiss with a straight boy is the kind of drama Ansel Becke just doesn't need. Spotlights aren't made for two and Ansel prefers to keep things on a one-night-only basis. So when Fitch shows up asking for an encore, Ansel knows he should send his gorgeous ass packing. Though Ansel tries to pretend that what's between him and Fitch is far from fabulous, there's something about the big, burly contractor that makes Ansel's world sparkle in a way no amount of glitter ever could. And Fitch will do whatever it takes to convince Ansel that when the thing you need most in the world falls right into your lap, you'd be a fool to let it go. This book is approximately 82,000 words One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you're looking for with an HEA/HFN. It's a promise!
Author: Heather Heyford
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Welcome to Ribbon Ridge, Oregon, a small town steeped in history and graced with verdant valleys. In the first book of Heather Heyford’s newest series, a family-run vineyard is the perfect place to find yourself . . . and lose your heart. A summer friendship ripens into something more . . . The Vineyards at Ribbon Ridge is about as far away from the big city as Philadelphia music teacher Jamie Martel can get, and it’s the perfect place for her to forget her troubles for a while. But can a dream vacation turn into her real life? When she is offered a summer job at the lush Oregon vineyard, she decides it is time to find out. Hank Friestatt took over The Vineyards when his parents passed. Committed to keeping their legacy alive, he has poured his heart and soul into the family business. With things back on track, he’s torn between tradition and a tempting opportunity to cut and run. Yet something about down-to-earth Jamie is making him question his plans. As the grapes are harvested and the leaves start to turn, Hank vows to keep the promises he made. Saying goodbye to Jamie, however, may be a lot harder than he thought . . .
Author: Beth Albright
www.TheSassyBelles.com Meet the Sassy Belles. They're strong as a mint julep, sweet as peach cobbler, and no matter what, they stick together. There are only two seasons in Tuscaloosa—football and waiting-for-football. When Lewis Heart, football announcer and voice of the Crimson Tide, vanishes after an impromptu romp with Vivi Anne McFadden at the Fountain Mist Motel, Vivi does what any Southern woman would do: calls her best friend, Blake O'Hara Heart, attorney-at-law. With the town gossip swirling around them, Vivi and Blake are determined to find out what happened to Lewis and clear Vivi's reputation. Because after all, men may come and go, but the Sassy Belles are forever. Not since Steel Magnolias have we fallen in love with such sexy, strong and hilarious Southern women. So grab your best girlfriends and join these Belles on the first of many joyrides through the Deep South…. Sexy Southern fun…with a hint of magnolia!
Author: Mary H. K. Choi
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
“Smart and funny, with characters so real and vulnerable, you want to send them care packages. I loved this book.” —Rainbow Rowell From debut author Mary H.K. Choi comes a compulsively readable novel that shows young love in all its awkward glory—perfect for fans of Eleanor & Park and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. For Penny Lee high school was a total nonevent. Her friends were okay, her grades were fine, and while she somehow managed to land a boyfriend, he doesn’t actually know anything about her. When Penny heads to college in Austin, Texas, to learn how to become a writer, it’s seventy-nine miles and a zillion light years away from everything she can’t wait to leave behind. Sam’s stuck. Literally, figuratively, emotionally, financially. He works at a café and sleeps there too, on a mattress on the floor of an empty storage room upstairs. He knows that this is the god-awful chapter of his life that will serve as inspiration for when he’s a famous movie director but right this second the seventeen bucks in his checking account and his dying laptop are really testing him. When Sam and Penny cross paths it’s less meet-cute and more a collision of unbearable awkwardness. Still, they swap numbers and stay in touch—via text—and soon become digitally inseparable, sharing their deepest anxieties and secret dreams without the humiliating weirdness of having to see each other.
Author: N. M. Silber
Once upon a time, two lawyers fell in love across a courtroom ... Gabrielle and Braden have fallen in love and face a bright future together if they can just survive all of the crazy people they encounter, like anonymous napkin droppers, UFO enthusiasts, crooked businessmen, nude drunk drivers, and a woman who tries to break into jail. When the gavel falls will the verdict be happily ever after? Come join the fun as the sexiest couple in the Philadelphia Criminal Court System shares more witty banter and red hot lovin' with a dash of mystery thrown in. The story that began with The Law of Attraction concludes with lots of love and laughter in The Home Court Advantage. "The hilarious and lovable ensemble is back " Cindy Meyer, The Book Enthusiast "The perfect mix of intensity and hilarity." Lori Lockie, 50 Shades of Gabriel's Crossfire Unscripted Destiny Book Club "This is a MUST read." Mayas Sanders, Reading by the Book NOTICE: This book is intended for readers over the age of eighteen.
Author: Denise Annette Devine
A sweet romantic comedy about second chances. Jenny Landon doesn't believe in happy endings... The tragic death of her husband has convinced her that her dreams don't last and she never wants to risk losing her happiness-or her heart ever again. She's totally unprepared to fall in love a second time, but when she meets Luke McCarran at her sister's engagement party, his ability to understand her pain suggests he isn't like other men. Can she bury the past and learn to love again? Luke McCarran believes true love doesn't get an encore... Luke has his hands full with his business and a difficult teenage son. At thirty-eight, he's too young to be widowed, but doesn't believe he'll ever fall in love again because he's lost his soul mate. Then he meets Jenny Landon and he learns that although falling in love this time may be different, it is just as real. Will he convince Jenny they were meant to be together?
Author: Priscilla Oliveras
Publisher: Zebra Shout
Three very different Latina sisters. Three dazzling talents with ambition—and passion—to burn. And in this warm-hearted, sexy new series, three chances to figure out if the path to success can also lead to lasting love . . . Ad executive Tomás Garcia shouldn't even be thinking about his daughter’s alluring dance teacher, Yazmine Fernandez. Burned by a shattering divorce, he's laser-focused on his career—and giving his young daughter, Maria, the secure home she deserves. Plus, he's certain that with her talent, Yaz will be leaving Chicago and heading back to Broadway as soon as she can. But Yaz's generous spirit and caring concern are sparking a desire Tomás can't resist—and doesn't want to let go . . . For Yaz, good-looking workaholics like Tomás simply can't be part of her life ever again. She owes it to herself to get back her confidence and fulfill the dreams her papá could not. She's glad to spend time with Maria—and taste the family life she feels she can never have. And she’s sure that she and Tomás can keep their attraction under control because there's so much at stake. But each unexpected intimacy, each self-revelation, makes the fire between them grow hotter with every step—and every risk to their hearts . . . “Page-turning plot, great characters, a sparkling debut!” —Lori Wilde, New York Times bestselling author “Warm and witty, this wonderful debut novel from Priscilla Oliveras celebrates the best of love and family. Looking forward to more from this fabulous author!” —Shirley Jump, New York Times bestselling author
Author: Maurene Goo
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
A Seventeen.com Best YA Books of 2017 A Publishers Weekly's Best YA Book of 2017 A New York Public Library Notable Best Book for Teens 2017 A 2018 CCBC Choices Book "Hilarious." —Publishers Weekly, starred review "Powerful messages of inclusion and acceptance.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review Desi Lee believes anything is possible if you have a plan. That's how she became student body president. Varsity soccer star. And it's how she'll get into Stanford. But she's never had a boyfriend. In fact, she's a disaster at romance, a clumsy, stammering humiliation magnet whose botched attempts at flirting have become legendary with her friends. So when the hottest human specimen to have ever lived walks into her life one day, Desi finds guidance in the Korean dramas her father has been obsessively watching for years—where the hapless heroine always seems to end up in the arms of her true love by episode ten. It's a simple formula, and Desi is a quick study. Armed with her "K Drama Steps to True Love," Desi goes after the moody, elusive artist Luca Drakos—and boat rescues, love triangles, and staged car crashes ensue. But when the fun and games turn to true feels, Desi finds out that real love is about way more than just drama. A Margaret Ferguson Book
Author: Candis Terry
When the one you've always wanted . . . At sixteen, Annabelle Morgan hoped her crush on Jake Wilder was just a passing phase. Now she's twenty-nine and nothing has changed—except Jake. The once-carefree Marine has come home with a giant chip on his shoulder. He insists a single mom like Annie deserves more than he can offer. Yet no matter how gruff his gorgeous exterior may be, Jake's toe-curling kisses convince her that this attraction is definitely mutual. Becomes the one who wants you back . . . Butting heads with feisty Annie was always a thrill. Add other body parts to the mix, and Jake is in serious trouble. He can't be a forever-and-family guy—and Annie's not a friends-with-benefits kind of woman. But love has a way of changing the best-laid plans, and surrender has never been so tempting . . . The outcome is truly sweet.
Author: Candis Terry
Publisher: Harper Collins
Welcome to Candis Terry’s Sweet, Texas, a sexy new contemporary series where the wild Wilder brothers find love in a town that, despite its name, is anything but sweet... War and the deaths of loved ones have changed Ex-marine Reno Wilder’s attitude. Now this military man is ready to settle down into a calmer life. So when Sweet is chosen as a destination for a makeover TV show, he’s less than pleased about the potential disruption to his routine. Headstrong show host and designer Charlotte Brooks arrives in Sweet ready to change everything, including Reno. Locked in a face-off neither saw coming, will they be able to find common ground and realize that a life together could be sexy…and also very sweet?
Author: Julia Quinn
Everyone knows that Colin Bridgerton is the most charming man in London . . . Penelope Featherington has secretly adored her best friend's brother for . . . well, it feels like forever. After half a lifetime of watching Colin Bridgerton from afar, she thinks she knows everything about him, until she stumbles across his deepest secret . . . and fears she doesn't know him at all. Colin Bridgerton is tired of being thought of as nothing but an empty-headed charmer, tired of the notorious gossip columnist Lady Whistledown, who can't seem to publish an edition without mentioning him. But when Colin returns to London from a trip abroad, he discovers nothing in his life is quite the same—especially Penelope Featherington! The girl who was always simply there is suddenly the girl haunting his dreams. When he discovers that Penelope has secrets of her own, this elusive bachelor must decide . . . is she his biggest threat— or his promise of a happy ending?
Author: Lane Hayes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Can aspiring New York City costume designer Benny help cutthroat Wall Street executive Zeke move past his quest for revenge and discover an unexpected romance?