Here's a look at the titles we love that hit shelves this week.
"The notorious Worthington clan returns for the third time, much to readers’ delight. This wonderfully eccentric family brings mayhem and madness to new heights."
"With sensitivity, compassion and tenderness, Burrowes tackles the deepest meanings of her title: physical captivity, emotional captivity and the captivity we create for ourselves."
"Tender, touching and mature, Balogh’s story slowly unfolds, reaching deep into the characters’ emotions demonstrating how love empowers, heals and redeems."
"This extremely moving story, in which the entrancing, honorable characters grow throughout the tale, will captivate readers. Bride of a Scottish Warrior is an impossible-to-put-down read!"
"Familial support and discord coexist in this exceptional work. Subplots and loose threads lead to the eagerly awaited conclusion of the quartet."
"...[Peterson] peppers the Hope Diamond series starter with steamy love scenes, wild escapades and a laugh or two. Peterson keeps the pace flying and readers hanging onto their utter joy."
"Brooke’s lively, quick-paced story follows a classic plotline, but with a gothic twist, undercurrents of sexual tension and a lovely cast of characters, this charmer is designed to bring warmth to your heart."
"This beautifully rendered love story is tough and tender — just what Warner’s fans have come to expect from this gifted storyteller."
"Michels deftly combines banter with touches of poignancy, and she includes sexual tension and a dangerous threat in this compelling third installment of The Tricks of the Ton series."
"Richly detailed with an eye to key historical events and personages, Chadwick adds Eleanor’s sister Petronella to the tale."
"Though the story is well known, Beauman’s fresh approach delves into myriad possibilities and rumors. Her epic, fascinating novel is a vivid and gripping portrait..."
"Readers see what war does on and off the front lines, yet Cooke never loses focus on her characters’ emotions or the soap opera-style plot."
"Few romance authors tread into WW II territory with as much compassion and respect as Garlock ... Garlock’s lovely, sweet novel is a testament to the last great generation."
"For All Time, the second in Deveraux’s Nantucket Bride trilogy, is a beautifully written story with a refreshing old-romance feel. The familiar storyline of twins trading places is timeless, especially when written by such a gifted voice."
"With a colorful supporting cast and a stunning backdrop of sun, sand and surf, this romance makes the most of every single moment."
"This California romance with surfers as heroes will tug your heartstrings hard! The plot grabs readers and sweeps them right through to the finish."
"Shalvis has created yet another masterpiece where the animals have just as much personality as the main characters. The author displays her writing talent without shame in this novel."
"There are many different facets to the plot such as the issues of race, politics and abandonment that make the relationships more substantial. The characters have a sweet chemistry with doses of humor and drama..."
"Ciotta can be depended on for a heartfelt romantic read with just enough bite to make things interesting. In the Mood for Love features a strong female character and a love interest who can keep up with her."
"No one can write a gritty bad boy like Tyler and here she pulls out all the stops. Readers will find a lot of steamy sex and a raw, dark edginess they’ve never encountered before."
"Exhale will most definitely make readers want to exhale — and sigh — as it is a lovely story of a couple that doesn’t let an age-gap stand in the way of their happiness."
"Castle takes a break from demons to begin the Harvest Cove series, which starts off with a really good treatment of the high-school-misfit-comes-home trope."
Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy
"The bonds of family, those of blood and those of choice are driving forces behind Kenyon’s latest outstanding League novel. Kenyon is never easy on any of her characters..."
"Humphreys is undoubtedly a rising star in the genre, upping her game with the second fantastic book in this series. The characters are witty, sarcastic and a whole lot of fun, especially the heroine..."
"In this newest outing, Roane gives readers a heroine who is both feisty and pragmatic, traits that serve her well under these dangerous circumstances."
"Plenty of intense action, steady pacing and two tough characters in Barrett and Nick anchor the story. Barrett and Nick’s electrifying chemistry..."
"In the third chapter of Dryden’s excellent Steam and Seduction series, she offers up an unconventional heroine with plenty of guts and expert skills as a tinker, typically a male vocation."
"With two stellar urban fantasy series running concurrently, Rowland expertly showcases the full range of her considerable talents. Awesome job!"
"Arthur’s boundless imagination reaches new heights in the opening to her new paranormal Souls of Fire series. One of the main attractions is the remarkably strong, world-weary yet indomitable heroine..."
"The stakes have never been higher, and the air of tension that suffuses the plot makes every scene come to life with detail and emotion."
"Though new readers should definitely start at the beginning of this series, longtime fans will find much to love, meeting the inevitable cliffhanger hungry for more."
"Intriguing plotlines and a cast of Machiavellian characters add to our heroine’s burdens as she struggles to stay one step ahead of death. A series of revelations toward the end will leave readers gasping in shock..."
"Readers get the story from the perspective of an American woman who starts as Churchill’s secretary and becomes a spy. The scenes are so detailed that readers will feel as if they are next to the characters..."
"The fast-paced action of the mystery is nicely balanced with a sprinkling of insight into Keye’s personal life and her troubled past. Her no-nonsense, honest tone makes her a character that will leave readers clamoring for more."
"The charm of this series is in the entrepreneurial spirit of the protagonist and her sister who run their own businesses while dealing with relationship issues and solving mysteries."
"These two friends, with their uncanny wit and charm, find themselves in the middle of another murder, and readers will be flipping the pages to find out what happens next."
"Park’s compressed, tripartite account folds in real Civil War and family history, actual books and art projects, along with Martian invasions, ghosts, mysteries and incidents from his own work."
"The parallels between crime fiction and urban fantasy have always been obvious and Schultz combines the two with skill to create a novel works both as a stand-alone and as the introduction to an ongoing series."
"This second entry in the Golden City series is even better than its predecessor: Readers will be completely enthralled with the characters and the organic development of their relationship."
"... it is so rare to see a character grow (and grow up) so satisfyingly throughout a series, and the trend shows no signs of stopping with the new generation."
"In their novel, Unwept, book one of the Nightbirds, Tracy and Laura Hickman create a world so complex and dynamic that the reader will be surprised in every chapter."
"Readers will be unable to stop thinking about this book, stunning in its poignancy, long after the last page has been read."
"The beautiful chemistry between Will and Adrienne feels authentic and Burch’s lyrical, contemporary storytelling, down-to-earth characters and intricate plot make this one story that will delight the heart."
"Noble’s latest is a testament to the concept that family is what one makes it. Meri’s journey to learn more about her background lends an air of mystery to the novel..."
"A solid debut that throws a curve ball at the end, Rotert’s novel sprinkles passion, determination and struggle into its chapters."
"With Sinner, Stiefvater delivers yet another feel-inducing read, complete with her signature wit and color ... Sinner is a precise and profound character study where each word, scene and chapter should be savored."
"This is the perfect read for when you’re in the mood for sports, steam and just feeling good. West always entertains, whether it’s with paranormal powers or sweet contemporary charm."
"Anderson’s latest is a chills-up-your-spine ghost story with a unique setting and a compelling plot. The old house in which the book is set takes on a life of its own and contributes to the story..."
"The author’s pen flows with ease in each chapter, and fans of romance and NA will adore the raw emotion and get a kick out of the text messages strewn throughout."
"While the initial impression is that this is yet another Fifty Shades copycat, a closer look reveals a compelling novel with deep, complex characters and steamy scenes."
"This first entry in John’s new series is a gorgeously written novel about the power of friendship and the true meaning of family. Beautifully rendered characters feel like real people..."
"The newest installment in Warren’s Christiansen Family series is an exquisite romance. The faith message is seamlessly incorporated and truly enhances the story."
"... there are distinct indicators in Afshar’s writing that reflect her research of the Old Testament’s cultural norms. Having to endure the hardships of grief brings together a lively and lovely cast of characters."
"Gabhart gives readers a fantastic gift of another visit to Rosey Corner and the Merritt sisters, who are more like a real family than a family in a book."
"This laugh-out-loud historical romance shows that even well-plotted plans can have unexpected endings as the characters have the habit of getting themselves in situations that require help from friends."
"Get ready to sail away in the third Winds of Change series installment. The storyline is believable, the detailed descriptions of 18th-century ships are accurate and readers will feel as if they are aboard the ships..."
"With well-drawn, realistically flawed and sympathetic characters, tight and thrillingly unpredictable plotlines, fascinating historical details and moving faith journeys, Hedlund’s novels never disappoint..."
"From the opening sequence that quite literally begins with a resounding bang, the story moves at a fast pace that will keep readers riveted until the climactic end."
"In the dramatic conclusion to the beautifully written New Hope Amish series, the characters get the chance to see their lifelong dreams come true."
"In the final book of Fisher’s riveting Inn at Eagle Hill series, the storyline flows smoothly throughout and readers are given answers to all of their questions."
"The chemistry between the two is powerful and an interesting catalyst for a love story that will have readers hot and bothered as well as satisfied with a happily ever after."
"By stripping her characters of their stereotypical trappings and their own prejudices, she allows her main couple to interact as equals in ways this trope usually doesn’t permit..."
"Dana’s streetwise attitude and infectious humor make her a perfect fit for the two gorgeous men who decide to make her their own."