Former free spirit Zoe Collins swore she’d never again set foot in Copper Creek or speak to the man who broke her heart. But return she must when her beloved Granny dies, leaving the family legacy to Zoe—a peach orchard nestled at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. When Zoe returns home with her daughter and boyfriend Kyle, she finds that she’s the only person in town who doesn’t expect her to give up the life she’s established far away from Copper Creek. Everyone believes she was born to run the orchard, but how can she make it her home after so many years? Cruz Huntley never quite got over his first love Zoe Collins, the little sister of his best friend Brady. Not when she cheated on him during their “break,” not when she took off to parts unknown with good-for-nothing Kyle Jenkins, and not even now—five years later.
As life-changing decisions and a history with Cruz hang over Zoe’s head, tensions rise between her and Kyle. Even as she comes to terms with the shifting relationships in her life, Zoe still isn’t
The New York Times bestselling author of Every Dark Corner returns to Baltimore, where a father-daughter reunion puts innocent victims in the sights of a stone-cold killer…
Former army ranger Daniel Porter has just returned to Strawberry Valley from many tours overseas, and reconnected with Dorothea Mathis, the bullied girl he befriended in high school, who unbeknownst to him had a huge crush on him as a teenager. Now as he stays at her inn, he can’t help but think about the woman—the desirable woman—she’s become.
Bullied in high school, Dorothea Mathis’s past is full of memories she’d rather forget. But there’s one she can’t seem to shake—her longstanding crush on former Army Ranger Daniel Porter. Now that the sexy bad boy has started using her inn as his personal playground, she should kick him out…but his every heated glance makes her want to join him instead.
Daniel returned to Strawberry Valley, Oklahoma to care for his ailing father and burn off a little steam with no strings attached. Though he craves the curvy Dorothea night and day, he’s as marred by his past as she is by hers. The more he desires her, the more he fears losing her.
But every sizzling encounter leaves him desperate for more, and soon Daniel must make a choice: take a chance on love or walk away forever.
Set in New York City’s Gilded Age, Joanna Shupe’s Avon debut introduces an English beauty with a wicked scheme to win the man she loves—and the American scoundrel who ruins her best laid plans…
This is the third book of the Cahill Ranch series. Sheriff Flint Cahill thinks his ex-wife Celeste had finally decided to leave him alone. He and Maggie Thompson have been dating for a while now without any trouble from Celeste. Maggie has agreed to move in with him. But on the day she was moving in a few things, Flint returns home to find Maggie gone—and a sign of a struggle in his living room. When twenty-four hours goes by with no sign of Maggie—or Celeste, he knows he needs help if he stands any chance of finding her.
Fresh off a divorce from a Hollywood hotshot, Madison Atwood needs an escape. With the paparazzi fresh on her heels and her love life splashed on every tabloid, she runs away to a swanky retreat in Northern California. Avalon Springs is the mountainside haven she needs to find herself again.
Luke Dawson lives off the grid, preferring solitude to society. When he finds a beautiful woman soaking in the hot springs on his property, he can’t stop himself from watching her. She captures his attention, but she’s just a city girl—a beautiful distraction disturbing the peace he’s settled here to find.
When Madison discovers Luke’s secluded cabin, he can’t turn her away again. They make no promises. Madison needs to feel wanted again, and Luke misses the touch of a woman. But when mother nature has other plans, they’re forced to spend more than a night of passion together. Can Luke say goodbye to the only woman who’s made him feeling anything in years, and can Madison leave behind the man who brought her back to life?
When girl meets Duke, their marriage breaks all the rules … Since his return from war, the Duke of Ashbury’s to-do list has been short and anything but sweet: brooding, glowering, menacing London ne’er-do-wells by night. Now there’s a new item on the list. He needs an heir—which means he needs a wife. When Emma Gladstone, a vicar’s daughter turned seamstress, appears in his library wearing a wedding gown, he decides on the spot that she’ll do.
Into the Night is the third book in the “Killer Instinct” romantic suspense series. FBI Special Agent Macey Night knows what it is like to be a victim. Years ago, she was targeted by a sadistic serial killer—stalked and hunted and then viciously attacked. But Macey turned the tables on her attacker. She escaped him, and now, she works in an experimental unit in the FBI, a unit that has the goal of eliminating the serial predators who stalk the night. Macey works side by side with Bowen Murphy, and she tries to resist the attraction she feels for her sexy partner. But when Bowen and Macey find themselves targeted by a killer, they must race against the clock to stop a deadly predator.
Hot romance abounds in the Mile High Romance series, featuring the lives and loves of the hunky, flannel-clad Evans brothers and their best friend Sam Goodall as they lead Mile High Adventures, an outdoor guide company in the majestic Rocky Mountains. With this series, Nicole Helm is taking the term Lumbersexual to a whole new level. In a time when clean-cut billionaires and businessmen reign supreme in contemporary romance, this series stands out for its characters’ willingness to get down and dirty. Mess With Me is ideal for readers who love sparks of attraction, humor, and down to earth charm, especially for fans of Jill Shalvis and Susan Mallery!
Sam Goodall knows how to hide. And in the years since his sister’s death, he’s done just that, burying himself in his work at the Evans brothers’ Mile High Adventures as a backpacking guide. Clients don’t mind his strong, silent demeanor, and he’s happy to leave the rest of the world behind when he’s hiking, or holed up in the off-grid cabin he calls home. But he owes his life—what there is of it—to the Evans boys, and when they ask for a favor, he can’t refuse. Hayley Winthrop is looking for something she’s never had—a true sense of family, and a purpose. Finding her half brothers was the first step—discovering where she belongs in the world is the next. Could it be in the fresh air of small-town Gracely? With hunky Sam agreeing to train her as an outdoors guide, she’s torn between exploring her newfound skills and getting closer to him. But chipping away at the walls around Sam could take a lifetime . . .Sam is stuck in the past, and Hayley is looking toward her future—they’re a mismatched pair from the start. But the connection between them right now is too good to let go . . .