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H.M. Ward - December 14, 2015
A new romance novel by New York Times bestselling author H.M. Ward. One night, one time, one word is all it takes to wash away a decade of reason and regret. One secret threatens to push Trystan Scott six feet under, and, when those blazing blue eyes turn to me for help, how can I say no? Before the billionaire playboy with rock-hard abs and a totally lickable dimple rose to stardom, we were friends for a while and lovers for a night. Though that was nearly a decade ago, our connection burns brightly in my memory. We weren't a one-night stand, not to me. But I can admit it--I got played. To him, I was just another conquest. Now my beautiful best friend is long gone, and I've moved on. Until fate forces us to meet face to face, and everything I felt for him comes rushing back. Trystan is crashing and burning fast. The press are flocking like vultures, waiting for him to kill himself or worse. His mistakes earn them millions and I’m the only one who has a chance at saving him. Genre: Contemporary, Raw Romance Type: Novel, 437 pgs Stand alone, no cliffhanger, with epilogue
Jamie K. Schmidt - January 5, 2016
Sex on the beach has never been so much fun! USA Today bestselling author Jamie K. Schmidt kicks off a series set in paradise with an irresistible tale of second chances, secret identities—and a connection that’s too sweet to miss. When Amelia Parker arrives in Maui, newly single and unemployed, she’s shocked to discover the resort she booked is actually a ramshackle little beachside hotel. At least the scenery is easy on the eyes—as is the toned, laid-back snorkel instructor, “Dude.” After two weeks of sun, serenity, and mind-blowing sex, she even accepts a job as the hotel’s concierge. But what Amelia really wants is to relaunch the place completely. And that means convincing the absentee Wall Street billionaire owner, Samuel Kincaide, to take a chance on her. Samuel has a plan, too: selling off every last reminder of his former life and chilling all day, every day as his slacker altar ego . . . Dude. He loves his romps in the ocean, and under the sheets, with the feisty Amelia. If she discovers his true identity, her boundless enthusiasm and innovative business plan will seriously diminish his hammock time. But when Amelia runs into real trouble on the island, he’ll put everything on the line to keep her safe. He just hopes that the woman who’s falling for Dude will feel the same about Samuel. Praise for Life’s a Beach “ Life’s a Beach will sweep you away on a fun and sassy romance you’ll want to last forever.” — New York Times bestselling author Claudia Connor “An unputdownable, laugh-out-loud read, Life’s a Beach is filled with humor and heart.” — New York Times bestselling author Cherry Adair “I can’t remember the last book that made me smile this much. Jamie Schmidt is ridiculously talented—she does fun and flirty every bit as well as she does hot and sexy, with just the right amount of emotional punch.” — USA Today bestselling author Lauren Layne “ Life’s a Beach is the perfect sand-between-your-toes, sun-on-your-face, sexy, island escape. Such a great read!” — USA Today bestselling author Mira Lyn Kelly “I highly recommend this hilarious and exciting read. Jamie K. Schmidt is a master at creating the perfect romantic scenes and believable characters. Readers will fall in love with this beautiful Hawaii beach tale.” —Romancing the Book “I really didn’t want to put it down. If you’re looking for a beach read this winter, check this book out.” —Obsessive Book Nerd “Exactly what I needed for a quick weekend read.” —The Romance Factor “[ Life’s a Beach ] ended on a perfect note for this reader.” —Books of Love “[A] great, sexy novel sure to get your mind off the snow outside your window!” —It’s About the Book “A cute read with some yummy steamy moments along the way.” —Oh My Growing TBR “Filled with enjoyable characters and smexy moments with a happy ending. It can be read as a standalone.” —TJ Loves to Read “ Life’s a Beach kept me entertained and I enjoyed the story.” —Little Miss Bookmark Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Gwen Bristow - May 20, 2014
Bristow does “a grand job of storytelling” (the New York Times ) in this memorable novel of the late eighteenth-century pioneers who settled the Louisiana wilderness, establishing a civilization of charm, luxury, and tragic injustice For his service in the king’s army during the French and Indian War, Judith Sheramy’s father, a Puritan New Englander, is granted a parcel of land in far-off Louisiana. As the family ventures down the Mississippi to make a new home in the wilderness, Judith meets Philip Larne, an adventurer who travels in the finest clothes Judith has ever seen. He is a rogue, a killer, and a thief—and the first thing he steals is Judith’s heart. Three thousand acres of untamed jungle, overrun with jaguars, Indians, and pirates, wait for Philip in Louisiana. He and Judith will struggle with their stormy marriage and the challenges of the American Revolution as they strive to build an empire for future generations. This is the first novel in Gwen Bristow’s Plantation Trilogy, which also includes The Handsome Road and This Side of Glory . “A tremendously vital and exciting story of the founding of a colonial dynasty.” — The New York Times “Bristow has the true gift of storytelling.” — Chicago Tribune Gwen Bristow (1903–1980), the author of seven bestselling historical novels that bring to life momentous events in American history, such as the siege of Charleston during the American Revolution ( Celia Garth ) and the great California gold rush ( Calico Palace ), was born in South Carolina, where the Bristow family had settled in the seventeenth century. After graduating from Judson College in Alabama and attending the Columbia School of Journalism, Bristow worked as a reporter for New Orleans’ Times-Picayune from 1925 to 1934. Through her husband, screenwriter Bruce Manning, she developed an interest in longer forms of writing—novels and screenplays. After Bristow moved to Hollywood, her literary career took off with the publication of Deep Summer , the first novel in a trilogy of Louisiana-set historical novels, which also includes The Handsome Road and This Side of Glory . Bristow continued to write about the American South and explored the settling of the American West in her bestselling novels Jubilee Trail , which was made into a film in 1954, and in her only work of nonfiction, Golden Dreams . Her novel Tomorrow Is Forever also became a film, starring Claudette Colbert, Orson Welles, and Natalie Wood, in 1946.
Noah Hawley - May 31, 2016
New York Times Bestseller From the Emmy, PEN, Peabody, Critics' Choice, and Golden Globe Award-winning creator of the TV show Fargo comes the thriller of the year. On a foggy summer night, eleven people--ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter--depart Martha's Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs--the painter--and a four-year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member of an immensely wealthy and powerful media mogul's family. With chapters weaving between the aftermath of the crash and the backstories of the passengers and crew members--including a Wall Street titan and his wife, a Texan-born party boy just in from London, a young woman questioning her path in life, and a career pilot--the mystery surrounding the tragedy heightens. As the passengers' intrigues unravel, odd coincidences point to a conspiracy. Was it merely by dumb chance that so many influential people perished? Or was something far more sinister at work? Events soon threaten to spiral out of control in an escalating storm of media outrage and accusations. And while Scott struggles to cope with fame that borders on notoriety, the authorities scramble to salvage the truth from the wreckage. Amid pulse-quickening suspense, the fragile relationship between Scott and the young boy glows at the heart of this stunning novel, raising questions of fate, human nature, and the inextricable ties that bind us together.
Helen Hardt - July 19, 2016
Jade Roberts is in love with Talon Steel but no longer welcome in his home. While she resolves to move on, she still longs for the passion she and Talon shared…and when her boss asks her to dig up information on the Steels, she’s only too happy to comply. Talon and his brothers are hiding something, and Jade is determined to find out what it is. The moment Talon saw Jade he wanted her, ached for her, craved her…and now his desire has become his obsession. He knows she deserves better than his broken soul, but he can’t stay away from her, and he finally confesses his love. If he and Jade are to have a future, he knows he must make peace with the dark shadows and horrors of his past. But as Talon begins his journey of healing, Jade uncovers some startling secrets…