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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Make Your Reservations!

It's time again to mark your calendars and Make Your Reservations for May! There are a bunch of really great books coming out this month. Here are just a few of the ones we are anticipating. Are any of these books on your list? If so, which ones? If not, which books are on your list?

In Want of a Wife
By Jo Goodman


Jane Middlebourne needs a way out. In 1891, life in New York is unforgiving for a young woman with no prospects, especially when her family wants nothing to do with her. So when Jane discovers an ad for a mail-order bride needed in Bitter Springs, Wyoming, she responds with a hopeful heart. 


Rancher Morgan Longstreet is in want of a wife who will be his partner at Morning Star, someone who will work beside him and stand by him. His first impression of the fair and fragile Jane is that she is not that woman. But when she sets out to prove him wrong, the secrets he cannot share put into jeopardy every happiness they hope to find…

(Berkley Sensation)


It Happened One Wedding
By Julie James


After a humiliating end to her engagement, investment banker Sidney Sinclair is done with commitment-phobic men. But when her sister winds up engaged after a whirlwind courtship, Sidney is thrown into close contact with exactly the kind of sexy playboy she wants to avoid—the gorgeous best man. She’s stuck with him, for better or worse, until her sister walks down the aisle, but that doesn’t mean she has to give in to his smooth advances, no matter how tempting they are…


Special agent Vaughn Roberts always gets his man on the job and his woman in bed. So Sidney’s refusal to fall for his charms only makes him more determined to win over the cool and confident redhead. Only what starts out as a battle of wills ends up as a serious play for her heart. Because the one woman who refuses to be caught may be the only one Vaughn can’t live without…



To Love a Highlander
By Sue-Ellen Welfonder


As one of the bastards born to the Stirling court, Sorley the Hawk has never known his mother or father. It's a burning quest he has devoted himself to uncovering at any cost. But as a roguish warrior who serves at the pleasure of the King, his prowess-both on the battlefield and in his bedchamber-is legendary. So when a flame-haired Highland lass sneaks into his quarters with a tantalizing proposition, he can't resist taking her up on her offer…


Lady Mirabelle MacLaren will do anything to keep from marrying her odious suitor, even sully her own good name. And who better to despoil her than his sworn enemy, the one they call "Hawk?" As they set about the enjoyable task of ruining her reputation, Hawk and Mirabelle soon learn that rebellion never tasted so sweet.

(Grand Central)


Home to Stay
By Terri Osburn

Willow Parsons’s two new best friends are getting married, putting her squarely on the sidelines of romance—which suits her just fine. After the nightmarish situation she escaped from, featuring the ultimate Mr. Wrong, she is more than happy to spend her days slinging drinks in Dempsey’s Bar & Grill, and her nights alone. But her Anchor Island refuge has just one catch: muscle-bound charmer Randy Navarro.

Everyone in town knows that Randy, owner of the local fitness club, is a giant teddy bear. Everyone, it seems, except for Willow. He’s convinced that her avoidance is more than just playing hard to get, and is determined to uncover the secrets that shadow her lovely eyes. But when old fears are dragged into the light, can Randy get Willow to stay and fight for their love…or will she take flight, leaving him and Anchor Island behind?

(Montlake Romance)


How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days
By Laura Lee Guhrke

They had a deal . . .

From the moment she met the devil-may-care Duke of Margrave, Edie knew he could change her life. And when he agreed to her outrageous proposal of a marriage of convenience, she was transformed from ruined American heiress to English duchess. Five years later, she's delighted with their arrangement, especially since her husband is living on another continent.

But deals are made to be broken . . .

By marrying an heiress, Stuart was able to pay his family's enormous debts, and Edie's terms that he leave England forever seemed a small price to pay. But when a brush with death impels him home, he decides it's time for a real marriage with his luscious American bride, and he proposes a bold new bargain: ten days to win her willing kiss. But is ten days enough to win her heart?



Risky Game
By Tracy Solheim

Baltimore Blaze tight-end Brody Janik is a natural born football star.  At twenty-seven, his record-breaking athletic performance and his cover-boy good looks have turned him in to a household name.  But Brody’s hiding a major secret behind his charming, public persona: a health condition that may cut his career short.

PhD candidate Shannon ‘Shay’ Everett works multiple jobs to put herself through school—including an unpaid internship with the Blaze training department.  Strapped for cash, Shay answers the call of a NFL gossip blogger to uncover personal details about the Blaze players. Sneaking in to the locker room one night, she gets entangled in Brody’s secret… and swept up by his charm.

Brody isn’t sure what to make of the gawky girl with the whiskey eyes, especially when he discovers she was snooping. His first instinct is to turn her in as a snitch, but she could destroy him by sharing his secret. Instead, he decides to keep her close… perhaps closer than either of them originally intended…

(Berkley Sensation)


To Charm a Naughty Countess
By Theresa Romain

Can a reclusive duke…

Brilliant but rumored mad, Michael Layward, the impoverished Duke of Wyverne, has no success courting heiresses until widowed Lady Stratton takes up his cause—after first refusing his suit.

Win London’s most powerful countess?

Caroline Graves, the popular Countess of Statton, sits alone at the pinnacle of London society and has vowed never to remarry. When Michael—her counterpart in an old scandal—returns to town after a long absence, she finds herself as enthralled with him as ever. As she guides the anxiety-ridden duke through the trials of London society, Caroline realizes that she’s lost her heart. But if she gives herself to the only man she’s ever loved, she’ll lose the hard won independence she prizes above all.



The Best Medicine
By Tracy Brogan

Everyone in Bell Harbor thinks career-minded plastic surgeon Evelyn Rhoades needs a husband. Everyone, that is, except for Evelyn…sort of. Even if she did want a husband (which she doesn’t…most of the time), she’d never let something as intangible as fate determine who she marries. No, if she’s going to find someone to spend her life with, she’ll do it scientifically: with a carefully crafted list of criteria and an Internet dating site.

But when intoxicated, law-breaking Tyler Connelly crashes into her life by way of a stolen Jet Ski, unruly emotions defy common sense. Sure, he’s sexy, charming, and determined to win Evelyn’s affection, but all evidence points to him being the worst possible choice. He’s too young for her. Too irresponsible. Too underemployed. And, oh yeah, he’s her patient.

But Tyler knows firsthand how the best-laid plans can crumble under the weight of destiny. Now all he needs to do is to teach Evelyn that, in matters of the heart, love often supersedes logic.

(Amazon Publishing)


  1. Definitely looking forward to Julie's next book in the FBI/US Attorney series, HelenKay Dimon's "Mercy" and Jill Sorenson's "Backwoods."

    1. Me, too, Jane!!! Julie is one of my favorite authors. : )

  2. Good morning, all! I will be out and about today and will check in when I can!

  3. I am so eager to read the new ones from Jo Goodman and Julie James! I've already read the books by Terri Osburn, Laura Lee Guhrke, Theresa Romain, and Tracy Brogan along with new ones from Susan Mallery and Alexis Morgan--good reads every one. I'm also looking forward to a couple of New Adult releases--Blue Note from Carrie Lofty and Breakable from Tammara Webber, and I'm thrilled over a May reissue of an all-time favorite: The Trouble with Joe by Emilie Richards.

    1. Janga, I didn't realize Carrie Lofty had a New Adult release coming out! I love her books. Blue Notes sounds wonderful. Thanks for the heads up!

  4. I hate to sound like a broken record but give me any of the historicals first and I'm a very happy camper :)

    1. Have no fear, catslady, you are in good "broken record" company. ;-)

  5. I have never read a Jo Goodman book, but In Want of a Good Wife sounds good. I don't know why because I haven't read a historical western romance in a long while. I'm not sure what other books are coming out in May, so can't really say what I am looking forward to reading.

    1. Deb, you have some awesome reading ahead of you. Jo Goodman is one of my auto-buy authors. I've been reading her since the early 90's. Love her!

    2. Deb, like PJ, I have been a huge fan of Jo Goodman since the early 90's. She was my first auto-buy author and is such a gifted writer. I highly recommend her books!

  6. To Love a Highlander, How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days, and To Charm a Naughty Countess were all on my list! Whoo! :)

  7. Going down the page I just kept saying yes, yes, yes. May is shaping up well.

  8. They all sound great. I need to take a reading vacation!

  9. They do all sound great! I will mark some of these for my tbr list, I am currently engrossed in a series by Roberta Grimes, robertagrimes.com is her site. Her Letters From Love series is so good. Unique with great substance. It's our book club read at the moment and we are all loving it!

  10. I want to read Jo Goodman,Julie James, Terri Osborn, and Tracy Brogan these sound like my kind of books...

  11. I think this is the first time I want to read all of them.

  12. Once again all the historical romances appeal. IT HAPPENED ONE WEDDING and HOME TO STAY sound interesting, too.

  13. I can't wait to read my all time fave authors's books: Laura Lee Guhrke - been following this series w/ great fun, Tracy Brogan ruined me w/ her very first book, and of course, our Lady Terrri O's. ;)