Prepare for the ride of your life this summer in Marcella Bell’s bold, uplifting romantic debut.
At thirty-six, undefeated rodeo champion AJ Garza is supposed to be retiring, not chasing after an all-new closed-circuit rodeo tour with a million-dollar prize. But with the Houston rodeo program that saved him as a wayward teen on the brink of bankruptcy, he’ll compete. And he’ll win.
Enter Lilian Sorrow Island. Raised by her grandparents on the family ranch in Muskogee, OK, Lil is more a cowboy than city boy AJ will ever be. It shows. She’s not about to let him steal the prize that’ll save her ranch, even if he is breathtakingly magnificent, in pretty much every way going.
The world watches on as reality TV meets rodeo in a competition like no other. In front of the cameras, Lil and AJ are each other’s biggest rivals. Off-screen, it’s about to get a whole lot more complicated!
In Catalina Cove, love will always guide you home: Victoria Madaris is at the top of her great-grandmother’s matchmaking list–and it suits her fine. This way, Victoria can concentrate on her career as a talk-show host, knowing that Mama Laverne is vetting unsuitable candidates–like rising U.S. senator Roman Malone. Their chemistry might crackle during an on-air interview, but Victoria doesn’t trust politicians. Her practical nature—and her great-grandmother’s expert advice—all seem to point away from Roman. And Mama Laverne is never wrong. But when your heart’s in freefall, perhaps the only option is to follow wherever it leads.
When helicopter medic Daniel Bliant answers an emergency call at Phil’s Bar, he can’t believe who the bartender is: the beautiful woman he saw in his ER months before and hasn’t been able to stop thinking about. He should forget her. After all, he knows he’s damaged goods. But Annika is intelligent, fun, and totally stunning—the breath of life he desperately needs after the incident that left him shattered. Annika Mehta is doing just fine. She loves her job as a kindergarten teacher, even if the pay is low and she has a side gig working at Phil’s. At least the bar owners are more like family. Sure, she’s reeling from a bad break-up and the terrible event that caused it, but she’s fine. Really. What she doesn’t need is Daniel. He’s wrong for her in every single way—so why is their chemistry off the charts?
Byron Robidoux’s dreams are right in front of him for the taking. He’s so close to a seat in the Senate that he can taste it…until a man threatens to expose him as a deadbeat dad and ruin his political career. Byron would love to deny the rumors and expose this man for the liar he is…but things aren’t as simple as they appear. For years ago, Byron agreed to be named on the birth certificate of his close friend––and first love––Zoe Hammond to keep her out of reach from her abusive partner. He’d even suggested marriage, but she disappeared and he never heard from her again. Now, with everything on the line, he still won’t ever betray her…but he has to find her and hear she’s okay. Zoe Hammond has made a life for herself and her daughter and she’s incredibly proud of that. Protecting her daughter is the only thing that matters to her. So when Byron comes back into her life, the last thing she wants is the white-hot attention of a political campaign. But as word of their secret starts to leak, they’re forced to deal with the situation together. They never counted on sparks flying between them or for their friendship to ignite into something more. But when Zoe’s daughter is targeted, Byron will do anything to protect them…even sacrifice his dreams for a chance with his first love.
Nothing gets London’s high society’s tongues wagging like a good scandal. And when the personal secretary of the visiting Prince Sebastian of Alucia is found murdered, it’s all anyone can talk about, including Eliza Tricklebank. Her unapologetic gossip gazette has benefitted from an anonymous tip about the crime, prompting Sebastian to take an interest in playing detective—and an even greater one in Eliza.
With a trade deal on the line and mounting pressure to secure a noble bride, there’s nothing more salacious than a prince dallying with a commoner. Sebastian finds Eliza’s contrary manner as frustrating as it is seductive, but they’ll have to work together if they’re going to catch the culprit. And when things heat up behind closed doors, it’s the prince who’ll have to decide what comes first—his country or his heart.
When bookshop owner Sarah Smith is offered the opportunity for a job exchange with her Parisian friend Sophie, saying yes is a no-brainer—after all, what kind of romantic would turn down six months in Paris? Sarah is sure she’s in for the experience of a lifetime—days spent surrounded by literature in a gorgeous bookshop, and the chance to watch the snow fall on the Eiffel Tower. Plus, now she can meet up with her journalist boyfriend, Ridge, when he’s travelling the globe for his stories.
But her expectations cool faster than her café au lait soon after she lands in the City of Light—she’s a fish out of water in Paris. The customers are rude, her coworkers suspicious and her relationship with Ridge has been reduced to a long-distance game of phone tag, leaving Sarah to wonder if he’ll ever put her first over his busy career. As Christmas approaches, Sarah is determined to get the shop—and her life—back in order…and make her dreams of a Parisian happily-ever-after come true.
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.
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.
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.
On Second Thought is the follow-up to Kristan Higgins’s critically acclaimed trade paperback debut, delving into the relationship between two sisters whose crumbling personal lives forces them to put aside their sibling rivalry and reevaluate what they mean to one another.