“Sins of a Virgin” by Anna Randol (historical, Avon, September 2012, $7.99, 384pp)
Nicole gives this one a rating 4 stars
To the world, Madeline Valdan is a scandalous courtesan, with society's most eligible gentleman at her feet. But no one knows her shocking secret: she had never experienced the most intimate touch of any man. So she astonishes the ton by telling them the truth...and announcing the auction of her virginity to the highest bidder.
Handsome and disciplined, Gabriel Huntford knows his time is best spent hunting down criminals from the darkest corners of London. As a Bow Street Runner investigating his sister's death, he has no desire to join London's strutting peacocks in this competition when there are more important tasks at hand.
“As You Wish” by Elyssa Patrick (contemporary, selfpublished, September 2012, $2.99, 250pp)
Love doesn't always follow the sheet music . . .
This Christmas, Portia Jackson needs a miracle to save her family's generations-old florist shop. What she gets instead is a car that breaks down during a blizzard. Help arrives unexpectedly when the infamous Aubry Riley pulls over. She only expects him to drive her to the gas station . . . she never expects that kiss. But Portia lives in the real world--she knows this is only a holiday fling for Aubry. Except it doesn't feel so temporary, and the last thing she wants is a broken heart.
“Luscious” by Amanda Usen (contemporary, Sourcebooks, July 2012, $6.99, 320pp)
Eat, play, love
Plain old ice cream just isn't going to cut it. To beat these blues, chef Olivia Marconi needs the good stuff: rich, creamy tiramisu gelato. And no place better to get it than Italy. But a fresh start is nearly impossible with Sean Kindred dogging her every move. She's been burned by his too-hot-to-handle antics before. Though there's no denying the man can still get her all fired up. Could a weeklong affair finally turn into something more lasting...or will it all go up in flames?
“The Dirty Girls Book Club” by Savanna Fox (erotic, Berkley Heat, September 2012, $15.00, 367pp)
Every woman who joined the book club expected to expand their literary horizons. But when they stop reading the classics and start exploring the steamy side of fiction, they discover just how much fun reading can be…
When the book club makes their first erotic selection The Sexual Education of Lady Emma Whitehead, marketing executive Georgia Malone is surprised to find herself identifying with the main character. Like Emma, Georgia is a widow who has never truly experienced the joys of sex. But when she meets the spokesman for her newest campaign, Georgia’s long-buried libido is awakened.
“A Man of Distinction” by Sarah M. Anderson (contemporary, Harlequin Desire, September 2012, $4.99, 192pp)
He'd said goodbye to his life on the reservation without regrets. He'd asked Tanya Rattling Blanket to come with him too many times, and Nick Longhair never begs. But when business brings him back to his ancestors' land, he finally understands what he exchanged for money and power.
“Archangel’s Storm” by Nalini Singh (paranormal, Berkley, September 2012, $7.99, 352pp)
Series: 5th book in the Guild Hunters series
With wings of midnight and an affinity for shadows, Jason courts darkness. But now, with the Archangel Neha's consort lying murdered in the jewel-studded palace that was his prison and her rage threatening cataclysmic devastation, Jason steps into the light, knowing he must unearth the murderer before it is too late.
“Playing to Win” by Jaci Burton (erotic, Berkley Heat, September 2012, $15.00, 320pp)
Series: Fourth book in the Play by Play series
Someone’s going to have to let down their guard…
Football star Cole Riley is notorious for doing as he pleases—on the field and off. He parties hard and fights harder, but if he doesn’t clean up his act, his career is over—so Cole reluctantly agrees to work with image makeover consultant Savannah Brooks. He’s not used to being told what to do, especially by some (admittedly hot) Southern belle. As for Savannah, she’s not convinced she can transform this cocky (and aggressively sexy) force of nature. But she’s determined to give it her best shot
Little Mischief, by Amelia Grey (historical, Sourcebooks, August 2012, reissue, $7.99, 320pp)
How can a lady avoid a scandal...
Just as Miss Isabella Winslowe is finally achieving comfortable respectability, the fascinating and decidedly unrespectable Earl of Colebrooke inconveniently appears...
When a gentleman is so determined to flirt...
The darkly handsome Daniel Colebrooke is intrigued and alarmed when an alluring young lady arrives at his door in need of assistance. In a moment of impetuosity, Daniel decides he must keep a close watch on Isabella, and what better way than to strike up a not–so–innocent flirtation...
“A Study in Seduction” by Nina Rowan (historical, Grand Central, August 2012, $5.99, 400pp)
A HEART DIVIDED
The lovely Lydia Kellaway can solve the most complex puzzles. The one challenge she can't top? Managing the most infuriating man she's ever encountered.
Alexander Hall, Viscount Northwood, has purchased a one-of-a-kind locket from a pawnshop, unaware of the priceless sentiment it holds for Lydia. The gentlemanly thing to do would be to simply return it. But Alexander is curious to see just how bold this brilliant beauty will be...
“Hell on Wheels: Black Knights, Inc.” by Julie Ann Walker (romantic suspense, Sourcebooks, August 2012, $6.99, 384pp)
Series: Book 1 in Black Knights, Inc Series
Black Knights Inc.—Behind the facade of their tricked–out motorcycle shop is an elite special ops team assigned the jobs too hot for anyone else to handle.
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