Tracy Solheim begins her Second Chances series with Back to Before, a multi-layered romance set in the aptly named town of Chances Inlet, North Carolina. A coastal community with charm to spare and the kind of small-town dynamics that mean gossip is a simple fact of life, Chances Inlet is home to the McAllister clan and the historic house that Gavin McAllister is renovating for a reality show.
In Kim Boykin’s latest Southern-steeped novel, Palmetto Moon, a young woman struggles for independence and the right to choose her own life path in 1947 South Carolina. Vada Hadley is young, beautiful, college-educated and determined to choose a future that is certain to shock her very rich, privileged parents in post-war Charleston, South Carolina. Before she can move forward, however, she must summon the courage to walk away from the society wedding of the year—her own. To do so will disappoint her mother, outrage her father and deeply annoy her wealthy fiancé.
This month's best new romances include a friendship taken to the next level, a romantic suspense featuring NSA black ops and an earl tries to find love without his title.
New Zealand author Nalini Singh returns to the world of the Psy-Changelings in her new novel, Shield of Winter. A highly gifted teleporter, Vasic was removed from his family as a 4-year-old and trained to become an Arrow, an elite warrior class within the Psy race. After a lifetime spent as an assassin, his “soul is drenched in blood.”
Virginia Kantra's latest Dare Island novel, Carolina Man, is our March Top Pick in Romance! While stationed in Afghanistan, Luke Fletcher receives a letter that throws a wrench into his bachelor Marine lifestyle—he has a 10-year-old daughter named Taylor, and he's just become her only living parent. When beautiful and discerning lawyer Kate Dolan becomes involved in his custody case, an undeniable attraction takes root, and both of them must weigh the costs of pursuing a romance with Luke's demanding career and role as a new father.
This month's best new romances include secret spies, a standout romantic suspense debut and a "sensational" trip to Dare Island.
Maya Banks is a powerhouse contemporary romance and erotica writer whose Breathless Trilogy sprinted to the top of several bestseller lists. Because Banks is renown for her explicitly steamy love scenes and suspenseful storytelling, the launch of a new series is a highly anticipated event. Her latest novel, Letting Go—the first in her new Surrender Trilogy—definitely delivers the heat. (In fact, be advised that it contains graphic erotic content à la Fifty Shades of Grey.)
Sharon Sala writes a charming story about a second chance at life and love in The Curl Up and Dye.When LilyAnn Bronte lost her high school sweetheart 11 years ago, she became mired in grief. But now, at 28, the sound of a hot-rod engine awakens her to all that’s wrong with her existence. Is the newcomer behind the wheel the next man of her dreams? Her neighbor and best friend, Mike Dalton, sure hopes not. Owner of the town’s fitness center, Mike’s been in love with LilyAnn forever, but she’s never considered him to be romance material.
San Francisco during the roaring ’20s comes to vivid life in Bitter Spirits by Jenn Bennett. Aida Palmer is a spirit medium who performs around the country. When she’s summoned after hours to the speakeasy where she’s currently engaged . . .
The December issue of BookPage features reviews of six delightfully feel-good holiday romances that are sure to leave readers feeling warm and fuzzy this festive season. But if you’re craving romance with an edge—perhaps even of the paranormal sort—here’s a quartet of suspenseful, action-packed offerings with more than enough thrills, chills, vills (as in villains)...