Archive for the ‘Contempory Romance’ Category

Nerds Like It Hot

03/21/2009

Nerds Like it Hot
Vicki Lewis Thompson
Contempory Romance
370 pages
copyright: 2006
isbn: 0-312-93908-6

Hollywood makeup artist Gillian McCormick wouldn’t normally be caught dead on a cruise aimed at single geeks. But as the sole witness to a murder, hiding out may be her only chance at staying alive. With P.I. Lex Manchester guarding her, and a voluptuous disguise in place of her plain-Jane wardrobe, Gillian should be safe… if she can resist a titanic attraction to Lex that’s making her fantasize about some extra-naughty cruise activities…

Healing Tides

03/17/2009

Healing Tides

Lois Richer

Love Inspired Romance

308 pages

copyright: 2008

isbn: 0-373-81346-5

A little boy desperate for treatment.

The doctor who could save him.

The woman who loved them both.

The moment GloryAnn Cranbrook met her new patient at the children’s clinic, she broke a rule by getting attached. But at least she felt something, unlike her handsome new boss, Dr. Jared Steele. The man who’d once cared enough to open the clinic now refused to perform the technique that could save the boy’s life. Why? And could GloryAnn–and the child who needed them both–change his stubborn mind?

Midnight Sun’s Magic

10/18/2008

Midnight Sun’s Magic
Betty Neels
Contemporary Romance
288 pages
copyright: 1979
isbn: 0-263-19316-0

HOW TO CONVINCE JAKE-ANNIS NEEDED IDEAS!

Finding romance didn’t seem likely in a place like Spitzenbergen, so close to the North Pole. But when Annis went there for a short time to work, she found herself falling in love with a handsome Norwegian, though the affair was brief and disappointing.

So when Dutchman Jake van Germent asked her to marry him, Annis was more than pleased to accept. He wasn’t handsome, but he had everything else she could possibly want! He knew about her Norwegian, too, and Annis found that she couldn’t make Jake believe that she had married him for love…

Hometown Sweetheart

10/16/2008

Hometown Sweethearts

Victoria Pade

Silhouette Special Edition Romance

210 pages

copyright: 2008

isbn: 0-373-24929-2

FROM PASSIONATE STRANGERS…

Neily Pratt’s job was to determine wheather her elderly client’s grandson was fit to be her guardian–thats all. She was not supposed to notice Wyatt Grayson’s outrageous good looks. Or give in to the powerful-and-forbidden-longing he awakened within her almost from the moment they met.

 …TO SWEETHEARTS FOR LIFE!

Wyatt hadn’t come to Northbridge looking for romance. But how can a man resist temptation when it came in a seductive package like Neily? The beautiful, sexy social worker was making him rethink his solo act. But was Wyatt ready to leave his past behind and take a chance on love? There was only one way to find out?

Seducing Mr. Darcy

10/14/2008

Seducing Mr. Darcy

Gwen Cready

Contempory Romance

374 pages

copyright: 2008

isbn: 1-4165-4116-0

In the second hilarious and sexy novel from author Gwyn Cready, a divorcée suffering from “carnal deprivation” has a racy one-night stand with one of literature’s most irresistible heroes — and learns that you really can’t judge a book by its cover.

Mr. Darcy just isn’t Flip Allison’s style. She prefers novels with hot sex on the bathroom sink to the mannerly, high-tension longing of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. That is, until she pays a visit to Madame K, who promises a therapeutic massage with an opportunity to “Imagine Yourself in Your Favorite Book.” Somehow, on the way to a sizzling sink-top session with a Venetian Adonis, Flip lands right in the middle of Regency England — and dangerously close to handsome Mr. Darcy. So close, in fact, that she discovers a side of him even Jane Austen couldn’t have imagined.

Waking from her massage, Flip is on top of the world and ready for her upcoming book club — that is, until she notices a new scene in which Darcy and spunky heroine Lizzy Bennet are arguing over…Flip Allison? Her rapturous liaison with Darcy has had disastrous consequences for Austen’s characters — not to mention millions of Pride and Prejudice fans! Flip has twenty-four hours to put the story back on course, and Magnus Knightley, a sexy but imperious scholar whose brooding good looks and infuriating arrogance are decidedly Darcy-like, is the only one who can help. The only problem is, Flip can’t keep her hands off him, either….

Mountain Dreams

08/19/2008

Mountain Dreams
Cheryl Holt
Contempory Romance
258 pages
copyright: 2000
isbn: 1-4201-0128-5

Her Secret Desires…

The moment country western star Harley “Beau” Beaudine lays eyes on Allison Masters, he can see exactly what she needs–sex, and lots of it. Drawn to the passion bubbling beneath Allison’s uptight exterior, Beau is more than willing to help her unleash the sensual inferno inside.

Are Waiting To Be Released…

Worn down by a domineering father and a cheating finace who claimed she was frigid, Allison has retreated to Jackson Hole, Wyoming to run of her family’s hotels. She doesn’t plan on having the likes of Beau crossing her path–and tempting her beyond reason. The old Allison would never jump into bed with a man who looks like a sexy, wicked angel and makes no promises of love or fidelity. But the new Allison is ready to surrender herself completly to pure, uninhibited pleasure…

The Nerd Who Loved Me

08/05/2008

The Nerd Who Loved Me
Vicki Lewis Thompson
Contempory Romance
404 pages
copyright: 2004
isbn: 0-312-99856-2

She’s got the high-kicks…
Lainie Terrell is no ordinary single mother. With feathers in all the right places, she’s one of the hottest showgirls in Vegas. Aside from a hot-tempered ex-boyfriend on her sequined tail, Lainie’s biggest problem is finding a decent babysitter for her son. Lainie’s dilemma is solved when she ropes Harry Ambrewster, the casino’s shy-but very smart and cute-accountant, into the task.

He’s got the low-down…
Inheriting his chemist father’s high I.Q. and sexy good looks, Harry has always been intrigued by Lainie. He isn’t thrilled at the prospect of babysitting, but he’ll do anything to get near the gal who fuels his craziest fantasies. Then Lainie’s dangerous ex comes knocking…

Their option? Run faster than a pair of net stockings…
In disguise and on the lam, Lainie’s masquerading as the perfect wife. Harry’s doubling as the he-man protector. But with a set-up this hot, who’s fooling who? When the lights go down, and the masks come off, a nerd like Harry could be just the right ignition to set a woman like Lainie on fire…

Love Is Patient

05/06/2008

Love Is Patient
Carolyne Aarsen
Inspirational Romance
244 pages
copyright: 2004
isbn: 0-373-87258-5

In love with her boss.

If Dylan Matheson knew the real reason she had become his secretary, Lisa Sterling suspected his gray eyes would turn to Arctic ice. Always protective of her stepbrother, she now needed to get inside Dylan’s company to clear her sibling’s name. Lisa thought their relationship would be strictly business. Until she accompanied Dylan to a family wedding . . .

The Mathesons’ closeness and absolute trust in God drew Lisa like a blazing fire on a cold winter’s night. A tower of strength, Dylan was a man she could love unfailingly. But as their attraction blossomed, she feared her secret would jeopardize everything. Unless God made Dylan see that love is all things, including forgiveness . . .

Have Glass Slippers, Will Travel

04/22/2008

Have Glass Slippers, Will Travel
Lisa Cach
Contempory Romance
308 pages
copyright: 2005
isbn: 0-7434-7089-3

Single twentysomething seeks Prince Charming.

Those without royal castles need not apply.

Inspired by a famous talk show host to “live her best life,” out-of-work tech writer Katy Orville flies off to London to find the man of her dreams. But in order to catch a prince, she has to shed her all-American girl image and transform herself into a hip, fashionable heiress. Can she really pull it off? Will she?

At a society wedding, it seems like a dream come true when a handsome man in a formal kilt begins a hot pursuit, clearly smitten with Katy. Unfortunately, Will Eland is more interested in rebuilding some old estate in the countryside than in partying with the aristos — how can she be attracted to Mr. Handyman when she’s looking for a nobleman? But appearances can be deceiving, as Katy well knows. Sometimes a prince is disguised as a pauper — and sometimes an ordinary bloke is really a duke. And she hopes that playing make-believe hasn’t ruined her chance for happily ever after….

A Hard Man Is Good To Find

03/17/2008

A Hard Man Is Good To Find
Jane Blackwood
Contempory Romance
311 pages
Copyright: 2004
ISBN- 0-8217-7616-9

Jaime McLane knows she’s in trouble when the latest edition of the Nortown Journal is published. The headline is awful and she thinks her boss will be furious because she didn’t fix it before the paper hit the streets. With her job on the line, insecurity mounts when she’s summoned to see the man in charge, Harry Crandall. After all, he’s been firing staff left and right.

Harry, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist from New York City and the Journal’s new publisher, thinks of this job as a temporary assignment, eventually planning to return to the big city where he belongs. Not only did he find the headline amusing, but Harry believes Jaime has the makings of a great journalist.  Realizing her talents are wasted as the city editor, Harry decides to keep her on her toes by putting her on probation, but he also encourages Jaime to act on her instincts when she plans a follow-up piece looking into the Joshua Tate murder from almost a year ago. What does Jamie uncover about Joshua Tate’s murder? Is there a future for Jaime and Harry?

A Hard Man Is Good To Find by Jane Blackwood is a great story, delving into the lives of two diverse people from two different worlds. Jaime McLane, a talented, strong-willed woman, likes her life the way it is and resists change.  Smart and eager, Jamie has a natural instinct for news. Harry Crandall, a typical big city dweller, comes to small town America to lick his wounds. What he doesn’t plan on is his attraction to a small town woman who interferes with his plans.
 
Both Jaime and Harry are well-rounded, flawed characters who become steamy hot when they finally come together.