Here's a look at the titles we love that hit shelves this week.
"Dreyer is a master storyteller who merges intrigue and passion perfectly. With characters you can see and almost touch, action/adventure, dark secrets, vicious spies, tenderness, compassion and deep love..."
"Anyone who has ever felt out of place, awkward or a bit “least likely” will cheer as the intrepid heroine wins everything she’s ever desired simply because she’s a wicked wallflower."
"There’s witty banter, a colorful cast of characters and enough secrets and scandals to keep the gossip-mongers happy. A great, entertaining read."
"Barton follows up When She was Wicked with a delightful tale filled with sexual sizzle and banter."
"Randol adeptly adds lively dialogue, intrigue, secrets and a nasty villain to this nicely written, sensual, compelling read."
"...Carlyle weaves a lovely story of two lost souls who find a surprising chance at love and salvation."
"The scandalous widow and rakish laird make quite a pair in Cornick’s sexy, funny, romp of a romance."
"There’s plenty of play between these two, and readers who enjoy a bit of underhanded revenge and cat-and-mouse games will find themselves utterly delighted as Guhrke brings humor and poignancy together."
"This is a bittersweet conclusion to the Grayson Friends saga. Longtime readers will be thrilled, and the author’s voice will be sorely missed."
"Andre scores with another fantastic Sullivan book. With this entry, she explores the emotions of two characters who have major commitment issues — stemming from their parents."
"Higgins is one of those authors you can always count on for a great story. The characters are so familiar, they could be your neighbors."
"This entry also comes with a bit of intrigue, and the disparate storylines are woven together successfully."
"Her narrative demonstrates her unique, piquant humor and innate ability to connect relationship dots."
"Morgan’s foray into full-length romance is a holiday hit. Her visual narrative epitomizes rustic Vermont in full winter finery while showcasing her witty humor..."
"While it is a small-town story, with the requisite quirky storyline, and has plenty of sizzle, it is really the story of how people who have survived trauma can learn to reach for happiness."
"The romance between Frankie and Nate is both sensitive and fiery, peppered liberally with sexy scenes. Give this one a read some fall night with a good glass of red wine."
"With equal parts humor and character drama, and a storyline and sweet romance that flows nicely, Pelican Point is a great welcome to Blueberry Cove."
"Nicholas is an amazing storyteller with a great concept of relationships, both platonic and romantic."
"The genuine, down-to-earth characters — soldier Tyler and Army widow Jess — along with their heartfelt emotions and sweet chemistry make for a story readers can’t help but fall in love with."
"If alpha heroes are your thing, then Ashley delivers big time. Settle in and savor!"
"Harper’s thorough knowledge of the Amish community lends credibility and authenticity, providing details about the families and how they might handle the outside world..."
"Burton draws the reader into another suspenseful story with her latest. Strong storytelling and an intriguing plot that is guaranteed to cause goose bumps keep the pages turning."
Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy
"Pamfiloff’s knack for deeply engaging and funny storytelling is on clear display in this installment in the Accidentally Yours series."
"Grant’s eighth Dark Warrior book provides a thrilling and satisfying addition to her intense and constantly evolving series. Her hero is perhaps the most troubled and challenging to date..."
"Megastar Roberts kicks off her lively and entertaining paranormal romance trilogy set in modern-day Ireland but with dark connections to the past."
"When it comes to delivering stupendous urban fantasy, no one does it better than Singh!"
"Holloway’s second in her Baskerville Affair series is both a riveting steampunk adventure and a master class in characterization."
"In addition to the grave danger and intense action, Holzner does an excellent job exploring in more depth her characters and their evolving relationships."
"With this sixth entry in the heart- pumping Black Wings series, Henry delivers once again. Maddy is a strong, courageous character, and she grows with every book in the series."
"Filled with action, intrigue and emotion, Brennan delivers an exceptional novel that is engaging from beginning to end."
"Brightwell’s latest is a wonderful treat for the holidays. The excitement mounts as the staff traverses the neighborhood for suspects and information."
"The clever writing, witty dialogue and spot-on characterizations are part of the fun of the Rosato experience."
"Parasite has an imaginative premise, with lots of compelling potential “aha” moments related to the science behind the story."
"Newcomers and fans of the series alike will enjoy the mystery, demon-caused mayhem and fast-moving plot in this stellar, engaging read."
"Bernobich does a fantastic job of wrapping up the series with all the characters remaining true to themselves, even as their choices may surprise the reader a bit."
"There’s plenty of Kadrey’s trademark humor, grit and art references, and the only complaint this reviewer has is that, at just more than 300 pages, this trip to Iphigene didn’t last longer."
"...Trollope’s newest Austen Project novel meets with considerable success thanks to her obvious love for her characters and her soul-deep appreciation for Austen’s work."
"Looking for Trouble is a fantastic saga about family, friendship, love, status and destiny...Hickman draws readers into a story that examines the uncanny connections and parallels among multiple generations."
"In her latest thrilling novel, Octavia’s storytelling is so impressive and addicting that readers won’t be able to resist picking up her previous works."
"With a mystery spanning two countries and two time periods, van Heugten spins a rich story of a mother’s desperation and the tragedy of the German occupation of the Netherlands during World War II."
"Here are four intriguing Christmas stories with some mystery, some mayhem, some murder and some romance."
"Viguie finishes her entrancing Kiss trilogy with a complicated ride through time that answers the many questions this intense paranormal adventure presents to readers."
"Once again Page proves she can take the written word and turn it into a rollicking adventure in Regency England."
"This is without a doubt the best in Lauren’s Beautiful series thus far. Hanna and Will are both fully formed characters and, for once, the alternating his and her POVs don’t diminish the story."