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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Make Your Reservations


It's time again to mark your calendars and Make Your Reservations for August! There are a ton of great beach reads coming out next 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?




How the Scoundrel Seduces
By Sabrina Jeffries

The third deliciously sexy novel in the New York Times bestselling Duke’s Men historical romance series, featuring an investigator who sets out to find gypsies—and unexpectedly finds love.

Investigator Tristan Bonnaud has one aim in life—to make sure that his half-brother George can’t ever ruin his life again. So when the pesky Lady Zoe Keane, the daughter of the Earl of Olivier, shows up demanding that the Duke’s Men find a mysterious gypsy woman, he seizes the opportunity to also hunt for a gypsy friend who knows secrets about George. Tristan doesn’t expect to uncover Lady Zoe’s family secrets, as well…or end up falling for the woman who will risk all to discover the truth.

(Pocket)


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Taken by Tuesday
By Catherine Bybee

He’ll do anything to keep her safe…for the rest of their lives.

Romance and excitement tie the knot in Taken by Tuesday, the fifth book in Catherine Bybee’s bestselling Weekday Brides series.

Judy Gardner: College graduate Judy stands ready to conquer the world…if she can get a job. Hoping to transition from aspiring architect to famous architect as quickly as possible, the dark-haired beauty moves to LA, staying in the home of her celebrity brother, Michael Wolfe. But it’s hard for Judy to focus on work when the sexy bodyguard she fell for last summer keeps showing up in her life and leaving her breathless.

Rick Evans: With his hard body, green eyes, and easy smile, Rick could have any woman he wants. But the Marine-turned- bodyguard only has eyes for Judy and her spitfire attitude. When a faceless villain attacks Judy, Rick will stop at nothing to protect the woman who opened his heart from the monster hunting her.

(Montlake)


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A Good Debutante’s Guide to Ruin
By Sophie Jordan

The last woman on earth he would ever touch . . .

Declan, the Duke of Banbury, has no interest in ushering Rosalie Hughes, his stepsister, into society.Dumped on him with nowhere else to go, he's determined to rid himself of the headstrong debutante by bestowing on her an obscenely large dowry . . . making her the most sought-after heiress of the Season.

. . . is about to become the only one he wants

But Rosalie isn't about to go along with Declan's plans. Surrounded by fortune hunters, how is she supposed to find a man who truly wants her? Taking control of her fate, Rosalie dons a disguise and sneaks into Sodom, a private club host to all manner of illicit activity—and frequented by her infuriatingly handsome stepbrother.

In a shadowed alcove, Declan can't resist the masked temptress who sets his blood afire . . . any more than Rosalie can deny her longing for a man who will send her into ruin.

(Avon)


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Why Lords Lose Their Hearts
By Manda Collins

Perdita, the widowed Duchess of Ormonde, keeps a dangerous secret—the truth of how her brutish husband died. But a mysterious avenger seems to know it, too, and when anonymous threats turn into public attacks, there's only one friend she can turn to for help—her husband's former secretary, Lord Archer Lisle. The man who witnessed her every heartache. The kind of man whose love she can only dream of...

The youngest of the Duke of Pemberton's five sons, Lord Archer Lisle is used to waiting his turn. For years, he could only stand by, seething, as Perdita suffered at the hands of her husband, but now she's under threat from another source—one who will stop at nothing to make her pay for the late duke's death. But the good-natured Archer can be dangerous when crossed—and he'll do anything to keep the woman he's adored for so long safe in his arms.

(St. Martin’s)


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Between the Sheets
By Molly O’Keefe

After years of running, Wyatt Svenson has now parked himself in Bishop, Arkansas, trying to do the right thing and parent a son he didn’t even know he had until recently. Over six feet tall and packed with muscles and power, Ty likes to get his hands dirty, fixing his motorcycle at night and keeping his mind away from the mistakes he’s made. Then his pretty neighbor shows up on his driveway, doesn’t bother to introduce herself, and complains about the noise. First impression? She should loosen up. Funny that she turns out to be his son’s elementary school art teacher—and the only one willing to help his troubled boy. Ty needs her. In more ways than one.

Though Shelby Monroe is safe in her structured life, she is drawn to Ty’s bad-boy edge and rugged sexuality. What if she just lets it all go: her worries about her mother, her fear of heartbreak, and her tight self control? What if she grabs Ty and takes a ride on the wild side? “What if” becomes reality—intense, exhilarating . . . and addictive. But Ty wants more than a secret affair. He wants it all with Shelby. But will she take a chance and open her heart? Ty is determined to convince Shelby to take the biggest risk of her life: on him.

(Bantam)


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I Adored a Lord
By Katharine Ashe

Three very different sisters beguile society with their beauty and charm, but only one of them must fulfill a prophecy: marry a prince. Who is the mystery Prince Charming, and which sister will be his bride?

All that clever, passionate Ravenna Caulfield wants is to stay far away from high society's mean girls.

All that handsome, heroic Lord Vitor Courtenay wants is to dash from dangerous adventure to adventure.

Now, snowbound in a castle with a bevy of the ton's scheming maidens all competing for a prince's hand in marriage, Ravenna's worst nightmare has come true.

Now, playing babysitter to his spoiled prince of a half-brother and potential brides, Vitor is champing at the bit to be gone.

When a stolen kiss in a stable leads to a corpse in a suit of armor, a canine kidnapping, and any number of scandalous liaisons, Ravenna and Vitor find themselves wrapped in a mystery they're perfectly paired to solve. But as for the mysteries of love and sex, Vitor's not about to let Ravenna escape until he's gotten what he desires . . .

(Avon)


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Harvest at Mustang Ridge
By Jesse Hayworth

When former lovers reunite at Mustang Ridge, old feelings run wild.

With guest season about to start at the ranch, Krista Skye needs to track down a new head wrangler fast. Unfortunately, the best man for the job is the last person Krista wants to see—Wyatt Webb, the college sweetheart who left her behind. Wyatt has major reservations about working with Krista as well, but he has his own reasons for wanting to stay in town.

Although Krista and Wyatt are all business at first, sparks fly as they work side by side, preparing for an upcoming country fair. Even though rekindling their relationship brings up painful memories, they’re not the same people they used to be—and neither can deny that there’s still something special between them. They have one last opportunity to save a good thing before it’s too late, but one of them will have to find the courage to take a chance on love...

(Signet Eclipse)


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The Highlander’s Bride Trouble
By Mary Wine

Her clan is in chaos...

Raised by her father and brother, Nareen Grant is strong, confident, well-educated-and skilled with a bow and dagger. It's a tumultuous time for Scotland, and events conspire against her. Betrayed by her family, she makes her way alone, until she lands in the lap of Saer MacLeod. But she wants no help from a savage man of the Isles.

And rivalries are deadlier than ever

Raised on the rugged Scottish Isles, Saer MacLeod is considered fierce even by Highlander standards. He's enchanted by the independent and headstrong Nareen. But when an old feud endangers her life, Saer's fascination with her escalates into a ferocious desire to protect her... and claim her for himself.

(Sourcebooks)

21 comments:

  1. We cannot be talking about August already.

    I think that the covers are just getting better & better. Yes, I do judge.

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    1. LOL! I can't believe it either, Mary.

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  2. August begins strong with a handful of new releases on the first from some of my favorite authors--Susan Andersen, Pamela Morsi, Shannon Stacey, Liz Talley, and Sherryl Woods. I've read two on your list and adored Ashe's lord and Manda Collins's Archer, and I eagerly await the Jeffries and the O'Keefe. I just started the Mustang Ridge series, on PJ's recommendation, so it may be September before I get to the third book.

    I'm also especially look forward to Lauren Willig's The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla and Sherry Thomas's Beautiful Enemy. Then there's the next book in the Captive Hearts series from Grace Burrowes, which, based on the first book, promises to be excellent; a new Ladies Unlaced book from the always wonderful Maggie Robinson; a new book from Dee Ernst, whose humor I love; and others too numerous to list. An awesome August for this romance reader!

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    1. It sounds like you'll be busy, Janga!

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  3. Mustang Rigde and Between the Sheets.

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  4. Oh, my goodness! My TBB pile is going to tumble with these releases! The historicals all sound so good. It has been awhile since I've read a Sabrina Jeffries, so am excited to see her new release.

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    1. I'm with you on the tumbling TBR pile, Deb!

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  5. I think I want to read them ALL. Too many books, not enough time to read.

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  6. Looking forward ot Jesse Hayworth and Molly O'Keefe

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  7. Most all of them are on my "To Get" list.
    Can't wait!
    Penney

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  8. Sabrina's book is one of the highlights on my wish list for next month. :)

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    1. Should be a good one, gamistress!

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  9. I already read Sabrina's book - I was lucky enough to receive an ARC! Loved it! I have most of these books on my list. Catherine Bybee's Weekday Brides series is excellent!

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    1. Lucky, Sharlene! Glad to hear it's good. :)

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  10. Between The Sheets.
    Patoct

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  11. What a great batch of books for next month. Sadly the only one I had heard of was the contemporary, BETWEEN THE SHEETS. Odd because historicals are what I primarily read. They all sound like books I will enjoy. Now to keep slogging through all the great reads I already have.

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