Thursday’s Contemporary Romantic Picks!

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A ROMANTIC CLASSIC! First time available for Kindle. Full-length novel!

Engineering robots, and all non-living creatures, was easy for Virginia – not so much with people. So when her best friend dragged her to the company Halloween party, Virginia went kicking and screamingwell as much as her Playboy bunny costume allowed for any movement.

But with her mask in place and her normal reserve as tiny as her costume, Dr. Farrell suddenly let loose. Wild and wanton, she fell into the muscular arms of the costumed and masked Bandit. His virile charms and passionate kisses penetrated her reserve. But at the stroke of midnight, when the masks were to come off, Virginia fled, leaving her bunny tail in the palm of the handsome Bandit’s hand.

Dr. Alex Braddock was determined to find the curvy ass that fit the tail. He was stunned when it appeared that his new boss, Dr. Farrell was his sexy rabbit.

But was it the prim, professional Virginia? She resembled oatmeal!

Or her wanton twin sister? She got turned on by the navel in an orange!

Which woman was the aggressor? Which woman ignited burning desire? Which woman – became the all-consuming question that needed an answer.

This romantic comedy is a laugh-a-minute, with a team of fairy godmothers that would make any Cinderella blush and a surprise twist in the middle that makes for no easy way out!

Love audio books – Fabulous narrator Katie McAble makes No Easy Way Out a delight to your ears and your funny bone! Her voice dazzles and makes each character come alive! This links to the Kindle ebook edition only!

Romantic Times called it: “A delicious tale of the unexpected. Not content with the usual ending, Chase confronts the very real problems of career conflicts and role models in an honest and straightforward manner.”

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Claire Walters has worked for Jason Danvers as his assistant for three years, but he’s never appreciated her as a woman—until the day she jumps out of a cake at his friend’s bachelor party.… 

To support her ailing mother, Claire is forced to work a second job at a party-planning company. But when her handsome boss ends up with a front-row seat to the action, she’s mortified—and he’s intrigued.

With Danvers International in the middle of an important merger, Jason asks Claire to accompany him on weekend business trips—and suddenly all her fantasies are coming true. Her outspoken best friend thinks that getting a little “executive attention” will solve everything. But Claire sees more in Jason than just sex.

Jason is determined to know how the beautiful, sexy woman in the cake could also be his mousy assistant. The more time they spend together, the more he realizes how much fun it can be to mix business with pleasure. And how much he wants to offer her a happily ever after of her own….

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“The author’s style was pure delight, fun and funky. Modern and very entertaining. I never would have thought that a fake romance could be so funny and emotional at the same time. HJ Top Pick!” ~HarlequinJunkie.com ♥♥♥♥♥

“Mom, get a life!”

Her teenage daughter’s words were daunting. True, struggling single mom Julia Jones hadn’t had a date in over a decade, but she could still catch a man-if she needed to! So Julia, who claimed not to want a husband, found herself entangled in a fake romance.

Ryan Shane was tall, dark, and devastatingly handsome. And he just so happened to need a nostrings date himself. Their plan was perfectly thought out. Until a conveniently staged good-night kiss turned into very inconvenient passion…

This book contains bonus material that includes several delicious recipes!

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Jean-Luc Olivier is a devastatingly handsome racing-driver with the world before him. Sophie Challoner is a penniless student, whose face is unknown beyond her own rundown estate in London. The night they spend together in Paris seems to Sophie like a fairytale—a Cinderella story without the happy ending. She knows she has no part in Jean-Luc’s future. She made her dying mother a promise to take care of her father and brother in London. One night of happiness is all Sophie allows herself. She runs away from Jean-Luc and returns to England to keep her promise.

Safely back home with her father and brother, and immersed in her college work, Sophie tries her best to forget their encounter, but she reckons without Jean-Luc. He is determined to find out why she left him, and intrigued to discover the real Sophie. He engineers a student placement Sophie can’t refuse, and so, unwillingly, she finds herself back in France, working for Jean-Luc in the silk mill he now owns.

Thrown together for a few short weeks in Lyon, the romantic city of silk, their mutual love begins to grow. But it seems the fates are conspiring against Sophie’s happiness. Jean-Luc has secrets of his own. Then, when disaster strikes at home in London, Sophie is faced with a choice—stay in this glamorous world with the man she loves or return to her family to keep the sacred promise she made her mother.

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Book Four in the USA Today Bestselling Philadelphia Patriots Series of sports romances

Taylor Page has never wanted anything but a career in major league baseball. Through talent and guts, she’s finally landed a position as Assistant General Manager of the Philadelphia Patriots. The only problem is that most men in baseball still don’t take a woman exec seriously, especially a thirty-year old blonde with no on-field experience. She needs to do something big to convince her bosses she has what it takes to run a team.

Veteran Pittsburgh outfielder Ryan Locke’s career is in jeopardy when a suddenly unreliable throwing arm comes on top of rehab from a major injury. A single parent with a troubled daughter and an alcoholic mother to provide for, retirement is out of the question. Ryan’s best hope is for a trade to an American League team as a designated hitter, allowing him several more years of play.

When Taylor needs a replacement for an injured first baseman, she comes up with an innovative but risky idea: convince her boss to make a trade for Ryan Locke, and then convince the still talented slugger to play first base for the Patriots. With Ryan dead-set against that plan and both their careers on the line, neither Taylor nor Ryan can afford the explosive physical attraction between them. But despite Taylor’s best efforts to resist Ryan’s campaign of seduction, she’s not sure she’s got the willpower to keep from playing along.

 

Saturday Romantic Picks New Release- The Way You Look Tonight by Bella Andre

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THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT is the newest book in Bella Andre’s New York Times and USA Today bestselling Sullivan series. Over a million books sold so far!

As a very successful private investigator who has caught most of the cheaters in Seattle with their pants down, Rafe Sullivan believes true, lasting love only happens once in a blue moon. Needing to get away from the city to clear his head, he finds the lake house where he spent the best summers of his life is now a wreck…but the sweet girl next door is all grown up and prettier than anything he’s ever seen.

While Brooke Jansen is happy making and selling chocolate truffles in her small Pacific Northwest lake town, she secretly longs to experience something wild. So when her favorite “Wild Sullivan” moves in again next door after more than a decade away, and sparks fly between them, she can’t stop wondering if being bad is really as good as it always seemed…and just how long it will be before she can find out.

But when their summer fling quickly spirals into deeper emotions than either of them were expecting, can they survive the heat between them? Or will Rafe make the biggest mistake of his life and end up losing the best thing that’s ever happened to him?

Author’s Note: While THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT can easily be read as a stand-alone story, you’ll likely enjoy reading the earlier Sullivan books, too.

THE SULLIVAN series

Book 1: THE LOOK OF LOVE (Chase)
Book 2: FROM THIS MOMENT ON (Marcus)
Book 3: CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE (Gabe)
Book 4: I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU (Sophie)
Book 5: IF YOU WERE MINE (Zach)
Book 6: LET ME BE THE ONE (Ryan)
Book 7: COME A LITTLE BIT CLOSER (Smith)
Book 8: ALWAYS ON MY MIND (Lori)

Watch for Mary & Jack Sullivan’s book, KISSING UNDER THE MISTLETOE, coming September 24, 2013!

REVIEWS
“I am so glad I found this series and if you haven’t read Andre yet, you are seriously missing out! Andre will shock you, make you laugh, turn you on with her incredibly seductive heroes and of course, make you fall in love with each book! Definitely an auto-buy author for me!”
~ Under the Covers Book Reviews

“Each book is so remarkable and you really come to love the characters. This series is incredible. It’s one of my favorites. If you haven’t started them yet, you are missing out!”
~ Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

“I am in love with the Sullivans. If you are looking for something SWEET and SEXY then The Sullivans companion series by Bella Andre is absolutely perfect for you. THEY ARE ALL AMAZING!”
~ Reading, Eating & Dreaming Book Reviews

“As the series continues, the stories keep getting better and better. We can always rely on Bella Andre to deliver a great love story. Read this book, read all of them and join the Bella Andre bandwagon – you won’t regret it.”
~ Natasha Is A Book Junkie Blog Reviews

“The perfect combination of sexy heat and tender heart.” Barbara Freethy, #1 NYT bestselling author

“Bella Andre writes warm, sexy contemporary romance that always gives me a much needed pick me up.” NYT Bestselling author Maya Banks

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY 

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Bella Andre is known for “sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance” (Publishers Weekly) about sizzling alpha heroes and the strong women they’ll love forever, and nearly all of her novels have appeared on Top 5 lists around the world. Her books have been Cosmo Magazine “Red Hot Reads” twice and have been translated into nine languages. Winner of the Award of Excellence, The Washington Post has called her “One of the top digital writers in America” and she has been featured by NPR, USA Today, Forbes, TIME Magazine and The Wall Street Journal. She has sold more than 1.5 million books. After signing a groundbreaking print-only deal, Harlequin MIRA is currently releasing Bella’s bestselling Sullivan series in paperback and hardcover. Look for the books at your favorite bookstores and retail outlets!
 
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Friday’s Romantic Picks Bargain Spotlight- The Counterfeit Bride by Liberty Blake

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Texas rancher and bar owner Cassidy Flynn is shocked to learn the bride’s name in an upcoming high society wedding – Cassiopeia Dolmides. Cassidy is a woman of secrets; the deepest is the identity she was born with and thought she had escaped long ago. If this bride is impersonating Cassidy, what trouble will that cause Cassidy and her infant son?Greek tycoon Theron Christofides needs to gain possession of Dolmides Cruise Lines and the little Greek island where it left a shipwrecked eyesore. A lot of people are at risk without his intervention. Old man Dolmides will sell on one condition: Theron must marry Dolmides’ illegitimate daughter. Seeing no other way to rescue the island’s people, Theron agrees to sacrifice himself and his future.As Theron stands at the altar with his bride-to-be, a fiery-haired woman in snakeskin boots and a cowboy hat interrupts their vows by calling his bride a fraud. In order for the wedding to continue, Theron must convince Cassidy Flynn to drop her lawsuit. Can he withstand Cassidy’s allure while he gains her cooperation? Or will they both be consumed by the fire of desire?

Wednesday’s Historical Spotlight Romantic Picks- A Knight’s Captive by Lindsay Townsend

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Review

As engrossing as anything Roberta Gellis has ever written, `A Knight’s Captive’ is a superb historical romance that plunges the reader into a world of danger, intrigue and romance. Wonderfully written, highly absorbing and immensely evocative, A Knight’s Captive is a spectacular read by a writer who has a bright future ahead of her!’ – Single Titles — Single Titles

`Lindsay Townsend and her wonderful characters didn’t let me down. The love that Marc and Sunniva had for each other finally culminated in a relationship that was almost blessed. A KNIGHT’S CAPTIVE by Lindsay Townsend is a keeper in my book. I can’t wait to read it again.’ – Romance Junkies — Romance Junkies

`The love that Marc and Sunniva had for each other finally ended in what we expect when reading romances, a happily ever after. I love a story with a truly heroic hero and a heroine strong enough to match him. I also like high stakes adventure interwoven with the romance, as well as a wealth of authentic details that transport me to another time. Ms. Townsend has succeeded on all counts with A Knight’s Captive.’ – Manic Readers
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`This is a powerful book, the writing strong, sensual with beautiful descriptive passages. I suggest another winner from this popular author.’ – Red Roses for Authors — Red Roses for Authors

`Townsend brilliantly transports readers to the turbulent years of the Norman invasion with a tale of a battle-weary knight and a young woman on a perilous pilgrimage. Medieval fans will enjoy the colorful backdrop, historical events and realistic characters.’ – Romantic Times — Romantic Times

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`Lindsay Townsend and her wonderful characters didn’t let me down. The love that Marc and Sunniva had for each other finally culminated in a relationship that was almost blessed. A KNIGHT’S CAPTIVE by Lindsay Townsend is a keeper in my book. I can’t wait to read it again.’ – Romance Junkies

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As engrossing as anything Roberta Gellis has ever written, `A Knight’s Captive’ is a superb historical romance that plunges the reader into a world of danger, intrigue and romance. Wonderfully written, highly absorbing and immensely evocative, A Knight’s Captive is a spectacular read by a writer who has a bright future ahead of her!’ – Single Titles

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`This is a powerful book, the writing strong, sensual with beautiful descriptive passages. I suggest another winner from this popular author.’ – Red Roses for Authors

Book Description

`The love that Marc and Sunniva had for each other finally ended in what we expect when reading romances, a happily ever after. I love a story with a truly heroic hero and a heroine strong enough to match him. I also like high stakes adventure interwoven with the romance, as well as a wealth of authentic details that transport me to another time. Ms. Townsend has succeeded on all counts with A Knight’s Captive.’ – Manic Readers

Product Description

In the year 1066, England struggles against Norman invaders, and two strangers cross paths on a pilgrimage fraught with peril–only to discover a love worth any danger…Battle-weary knight Marc de Sens has never encountered a woman like Sunniva of Wereford: beautiful, brilliant, and miles above the curs who call themselves her kin. Alas, she is promised to another and Marc’s obligation is to his three orphaned nieces. But when Sunniva’s circumstances suddenly change, Marc learns the truth about her “betrothal”…A rough-hewn knight so gentle with children intrigues Sunniva, who never knew a kind word or caring touch from any man until Marc rescued her from the grimmest of fates. When her loutish father and brothers are killed, Sunniva is finally free, but her troubles are far from over. Although Marc has appointed himself her protector, he has a dark secret–as well as an uncanny ability to disarm her completely…

 

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Monday’s Spotlight- The Highlander’s by Maeve Greyson

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An average day in the life of an immortal fury: flex powers, locate evil, administer justice. Until Ciara’s goddess mothers convince her to seduce a brooding mortal and bear the man a gifted child. All she has to do is swap places with his betrothed. The task is simple−become the seductive wife, bear the man a child and train the young one in the Ways. Once the boy reaches seven years of age, they’ll swap her back with the wife he thinks he selected and Ciara can resume her job of rousting wickedness from the world.

Faolan MacKay’s advisors plague him daily about his matrimonial duties as laird, dragging prospects from across the Highlands: plump dowries attached to each one. Faolan’s lost everyone he’s ever loved. He’d rather go straight to the fiery pits of Hell than down the wedding aisle. Out of desperation, his plan takes seed. He’ll select a wife he can ignore. There’s just one problem with this foolproof theory. Nobody ignores Ciara. Against his better judgment, he’s enthralled with the woman and to Ciara’s surprise, this strange thing called love burns hotter than her hunger for vengeance.

At the end of the seven years the ruse is up, all will return to as it was. Can the bond of love overcome the mandate of the ultimate powers?

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Review

“A satisfying blend of saucy sensuality and heartrending sincerity. […] overall, the pithy dialogue and smooth prose made this a genuine pleasure to read.” Reviewed by Angela Blount, RT Book Reviews – 4 Stars

“This was a beautiful, heartbreaking love story that I couldn’t put down.” Reviewed by Dee, Fallen Angel Reviews – 4 Angels

Romantic Picks Saturday Freebie Spotlight- Playing for Keeps/Body Check by Heather Peters

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PLAYING FOR KEEPS/BODY CHECK

by Heather Peters

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Nick Dante, number one pitcher for the California Condors, moves back to his native Brooklyn after an injury in the last game of the season. Once he discovers his ex-wife, Jenna has also moved back to New York, he has a singular intent – find out why Jenna divorced him in the first place.

Jenna Valentine can’t but still pine for the man who was the love of her life. But what will happen when Jenna finally confesses the secret that drove her to end their relationship? Will she break his heart all over again? Or will Nick forgive her and prove he’s Playing for Keeps.

Mia Sinclair, publicity director for the New York Thunder, is also the boss’s daughter. Quinn Rafferty, fun loving star goaltender for the Thunder defies authority and Mia’s overprotective father. They begin a torrid affair that threatens both their positions with the team, and causes Mia to re-think their relationship. Should she trust her own instincts? Or is Quinn’s interest no more than a … Body Check.