Author: Jerica MacMillan
Publisher: Marycliff Press
When five women become friends, it's one for all, and all for one! A heartwarming and hilarious novel from the bestselling author of Afternoon Tea at the Sunflower Cafe and The Queen of Wishful Thinking. When dynamic, power-dressing Christie blows in like a warm wind to take over their department, five very different women find themselves thrown together at work. But none of them could have predicted the fierce bond of friendship that her leadership would inspire ... Anna, 39, is reeling from the loss of her fiancé, who ran off with a much younger woman. Her pride in tatters, these days Anna finds it difficult to leave the house. So when a handsome, mysterious stranger takes an interest in her, she's not sure whether she can learn to trust again? Then there's Grace, in her fifties, trapped in a loveless marriage with a man she married because, unable to have children of her own, she fell in love with his motherless brood. Grace worries that Dawn is about to make the same mistake: orphaned as a child, engaged to love-rat Calum, is Dawn more interested in the security that comes with his tight-knit, boisterous family? When a sexy, footloose rock singer catches her eye, will Dawn have the courage to follow her heart? At 28, Raychel is the youngest member of their little gang. And with a loving husband, Ben, and a cosy little nest for two, she would seem to be the happiest. But what dark secrets are lurking behind this perfect facade, that make sweet, pretty Raychel so guarded and unwilling to open up?
Author: Milly Johnson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Summertime and the lovin’ is easy…until it’s not. Compass Girls, Book 3 Too much love and loss taught Jade Compton to protect her heart and her sanity by steering clear of all that romance nonsense. She’s doing just fine, working two jobs, hanging out with her cousins and her best friend, Liam. But when a combination of unbearable heat wave and a case of the boredom blues knock her down, she longs to do something spontaneous…maybe even a little bit reckless. Liam Harrison met Jade when she was sixteen—in the local cemetery. If he’s learned anything after eight years of friendship, it’s that Jade has a wild streak a mile wide. And while he doesn’t want to tame the adventurous woman, he wouldn’t mind showing her a few sexy ways to channel some of her impulsiveness. With him. In the bedroom. When he proposes a sexy, no-strings-attached summer fling, Jade jumps at the chance to spice things up and indulge some pretty kinky fantasies. Then summer ends…and Jade comes to the uncomfortable realization that there’s only one place she’s comfortable in her own skin—Liam’s arms.
Author: Mari Carr,Jayne Rylon
Publisher: Carried Away Publishing
The one guy who could make her stay... Penelope Davis is ready to leave Bear Mountain. Her brothers have left for the military, and her crush, ER doctor Hunter Gracin, thinks she's only interested in a fling. So when she's offered her dream job, she plans to take it, until Dr. Gracin comes knocking on her door.... BookShots Flames Original romances presented by JAMES PATTERSON Novels you can devour in a few hours Impossible to stop reading
A Bear Mountain Rescue Story
Author: Codi Gary
Candlelight Ecstasy 288
Author: Natalie Stone
Publisher: Dell Publishing Company
Author: Diane Ames
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Neither of them wants romance. Too bad that's what they desperately need. Rachel Taylor's freelance business barely pays her own bills, let alone her mother's. Her social life is confined to one friend working at the neighborhood coffee shop. And her love life? Duds and heartbreakers. Then hot, young, and artistically talented Zachary Feldman walks into her life. Too bad she's just made a vow of celibacy. Sometimes what an old, broken heart needs is a second chance at love. Playboy Zack, third son of the affluent Feldman Steel empire, doesn't have a lot expected of him. Which is why he spends his whole day on his yacht when he's not pursuing his next artistic endeavor. Women are amusements. And no one amuses him more than Rachel, the beguiling woman he meets in a quiet coffee shop. "I'm not ashamed to say I'm halfway to loving you." A game of hard to get culminates with Rachel agreeing to one thing: being "just friends" with a man who has made his intentions clear. Set on the serene waters, in the creative studio, and beneath the hot lights of a bangin' Indian wedding, JUST FRIENDS is the perfect way to end your summer romance reading.
A Summer Fling With A Billionaire Heir
Author: Cynthia Dane
Publisher: Barachou Press
Summer romance meets a passion for the environment in this timeless young adult novel. When JuliaÕs mother announces that she might be selling the familyÕs campground to a real estate developer, Julia is crushed. How could she stand to leave her childhood home? Then Julia finds an unlikely ally Ñ the developerÕs son, Nick Ñ who wants to help her family raise the money they need to keep the campground running. Can Julia trust him to conspire against his own father? And could she ever trust him with her heart? This tender story reminds readers of summerÕs possibilities É and how sometimes love is written in the stars.
Author: Alisha Sevigny
Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd
Category: Young Adult Fiction
In the tradition of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl comes a hilarious, madcap, and “quirky novel” (School Library Journal) about a group of oddball teens struggling to find themselves when facing their own mortality. The life of homeschooler Stevie Hart gets all shook up when she meets Max, a strange boy who survived a freak near-fatal accident and is now obsessed with death. He enlists her and her best friend, Sanger, to help him complete his absurd “23 Ways to Fake My Death Without Dying” checklist. What starts off as fun begins spiraling downward when Stevie’s diabetes sabotages her fumbling romance with Max, Sanger announces she’s moving out of state, and then death—real death—cuts a little too close to home.
Author: Kathryn Ormsbee
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
How much courage does it take to be yourself? In a decade when good girls conform to strict family and social expectations, Beatrice Darby is about to find out. After a harmless admiration for her older boss, sophisticated Abby Gill, blossoms into a full-blown crush, Beatrice is startled to discover why she’s never felt like other girls. She soon learns the necessity of “passing,” the shame of secret “sin,” and the pressure to meet family expectations, all while suffering the angst of unrequited love and the disastrous end to her friendship with college roommate and future sister-in-law, Gwen Ridgeway. When Abby reappears years later, can Beatrice go against all she’s ever known to be happy? Will she have to choose between honesty and her family?
Author: Jean Copeland
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc
Have you heard? The place to be this summer is in love!
Author: Sarah Morgan
Publisher: HarperCollins UK