Lord Alexander Pyne-ffoulkes, the younger son of the Duke of Ilvar, holds a bitter grudge against his wealthy father. The Duke intends to give his Duchess a priceless diamond parure on their wedding anniversary — so Alec hires Jerry Crozier to steal it.
But Jerry is a dangerous man: controlling, remote, and devastating. He effortlessly teases out the lonely young nobleman's most secret desires, and soon he's got Alec in his bed — and the palm of his hand.
Jack's quest to find answers for those who are haunted by the past leads him deeper into the shadows. The more cases Jack solves, the closer he slips into the darkness. His only solace is Winter Meadows, a meditation therapist. After particularly grisly cases, Winter can lead Jack back to peace. But as long as bad guy Quinton Zane is alive, Jack will not be at peace for long.
Becoming a governess to escape her family, Abigail Linton encounters the man who betrayed her years earlier — the Duke of Rothwell — and discovers that a misunderstanding has kept them separated all these years but could bring them back together again.
Nashville songwriter Louie Francis is ready for another life and she's going to make it happen. Record company employee Heather King dreams of starting her own label. When they meet at the Bluebird Café, sparks fly. But Heather knows what being an out lesbian in Nashville would do to her career — and Louie isn't willing to be anything other than exactly who she is. Thrust together to work with country royalty, they must figure out how to be Music City dreamers without losing themselves and, ultimately, each other.
Broadway hotshot Nik Kovalenko is a confirmed bachelor.
Ballroom champion Jess Davenport is a bona fide Scrooge.
Last year, they shared a midnight kiss at a New Year's Eve party that made both of them believe — briefly — in the magic of the holiday season. The magic was cut short when Nik went on tour the next day, but he never stopped thinking about that kiss — or Jess.
When Lady Constance Stonewell accidentally ruins the Earl of Apthorp's entire future with her gossip column, she does what any honorable young lady must: offer her hand in marriage. Or, at the very least, stage a whirlwind fake engagement to repair his reputation. Never mind that it means spending a month with the dullest man in England. Or the fact that he disapproves of everything she holds dear.
By day Miles Franklin, named after the famous author, is a successful lawyer. But by night she writes historical romance novels under the pen name Emma Browning. When Miles's assistant covertly enters her boss's novel in one of Australia's biggest literary awards — and it wins — Miles's perfectly ordered world is torn apart.
After her carefully ordered world implodes, Paige Taylor cracks up. After her tenth self-help book, it seems like a good idea to reinvent herself — move from Manhattan to the tiny beachside town of St. Clair — and take over the local bookstore.
But instead of discovering her spiritual Nirvana, she's neck-deep in a floundering business, the locals treat her like a plague victim, and her mom's suddenly decided to visit — with no end in sight — and keeps coming home with one surprise after the next.
Added to that pot of crazy, the one guy who sets her pulse racing has sworn off women forever.
Isabel Redmond never anticipated that the echoes of a legendary love will reverberate through her own life. Or that answers she's long sought might be between the pages of Olivia Eversea's diary.
Until she goes in search of her roots ... and meets her tall, dark destiny under a famous pair of entwined trees.
Sir Philip Rookwood is the disgrace of the county. He's a rake and an atheist, and the rumours about his hellfire club, the Murder, can only be spoken in whispers. Guy Frisby and his sister Amanda live in rural seclusion after a family scandal. But when Amanda breaks her leg in a riding accident, she's forced to recuperate at Rookwood Hall, where Sir Philip is hosting the Murder. Guy rushes to protect her, but the Murder aren't what he expects. They're educated, fascinating people, and the notorious Sir Philip turns out to be charming, kind — and dangerously attractive.
Surprised by her new boyfriend's jumbotron proposal at a Dodgers game, Nikole is rescued from the public humiliation of having to say no by a handsome LA doctor in this new novel from the author of The Wedding Date.
As sisters, Katherine and Amy tell each other all their secrets ... except one. With divorce and infidelity hanging from nearly every branch of her family tree, Katherine sees no point in marriage. Boyfriends? Sure. Sex? Of course. Wedding vows? No, thanks. Still, when Amy gets engaged, Katherine gathers all the enthusiasm she can. She won't let Amy down — but as the sisters embark on wedding plans, Katherine's college love resurfaces.
When her gruff new boss, Scottish swordmaker Tavish McKenzie, discovers that he is a duke, New York City socialite Portia Hobbs puts her social media skills to good use on Tavish's behalf, despite her growing attraction to him.
Five years ago, Gemma Townsend learned the hard way what happens when you break this rule. She lost everything. Her mentor's trust. The man she loved. And almost her life. Love is a weakness she can never afford again. When offered a chance at redemption, the seductive spy is determined to complete her assigned task: to track down a dangerous assassin known as the Chameleon. But as her investigation leads Gemma into a trap, she's rescued by a shadowy figure she thought was dead — the double agent who once stole her heart.
Marlee Harper is the perfect girlfriend. She's definitely had enough practice by dating her NFL-star boyfriend for the last ten years. But when she discovers he has been tackling other women on the sly, she vows to never date an athlete again. There's just one problem: Gavin Pope, the new hotshot quarterback and a fling from the past, has Marlee in his sights.
Ophelia Killoran and Connor Steele are at odds. After all, Connor now serves the nobility, and that is a class of people Ophelia knows firsthand not to trust. But if they can set aside their misgivings and work together on his latest case, they may discover that their purposes — and their hearts — are perfectly aligned.