Book: First Time in Forever by Sarah Morgan

22859490First Time in Forever by Sarah Morgan

Publisher: HQN Books
Publish Date: February 24, 2015
Series: Puffin Island, Book 1
ISBN-13: 978-0373785049
Genre: Fiction – Contemporary, Romance

Synopsis: Windswept, isolated and ruggedly beautiful, Puffin Island is a haven for day-trippers and daydreamers alike. But this charming community has a way of bringing people together in the most unexpected ways…

It’s been a summer of firsts for Emily Donovan. From becoming a stand-in mom to her niece Lizzie to arriving on Puffin Island, her life has become virtually unrecognizable. Between desperately safeguarding Lizzie and her overwhelming fear of the ocean—which surrounds her everywhere she goes!—Emily has lost count of the number of “just breathe” pep talks she’s given herself. And that’s before charismatic local yacht club owner Ryan Cooper kisses her…

Ryan knows all about secrets. And it’s clear that newcomer Emily—with her haunted eyes and the little girl she won’t let out of her sight—is hiding from something besides the crazy chemistry between them. So Ryan decides he’s going to make it his personal mission to help her unwind and enjoy the sparks! But can Puffin Island work its magic on Emily and get her to take the biggest leap of trust of all—putting her heart in someone else’s hands?
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Book: Undeniably Yours

Undeniably Yours (Kowalski Family, #2)Undeniably Yours by Shannon Stacey

Publisher: HQN Books
Publish Date: January 31, 2012
Series: Kowalski Family #2
ISBN: 1426890729
ISBN-13: 9781426890727
Genre: Fiction – Adult, Contemporary Romance
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Synopsis: Can a one-night stand turn into happily ever after?

 Bar owner Kevin Kowalski is used to women throwing their phone numbers at him. Even if lately he’s been more interested in finding Mrs. Right than Miss Right Now. Enter Beth Hansen.

Kevin and Beth may have started out all wrong, with an impromptu passionate encounter at a wedding, followed by a walk of shame. Yet Kevin knows there’s more to their relationship than a one-night stand. Especially when Beth turns up pregnant.

Kevin may be ready for the “next step,” but Beth doesn’t want a relationship with a former playboy, however irresistible he might be. And it’s going to take a lot to convince her to go on a second date with the father of her child…
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Book: Pride & Passion

Pride & Passion (The Brethren Guardians, #2)Pride & Passion by Charlotte Featherstone

Publisher: HQN Books
Publish Date: November 29, 2011
Series: The Brethern Guardians #2
ISBN: 0373776179
ISBN-13: 9780373776177
Buy: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | eBay |  IndieBound | Powells

Synopsis: They each have their SECRETS, but what they share is PASSION…

Lucy Ashton had long ago given up her quest for true love. In the rarified society of Victorian England, Lucy plays the game—flirting, dancing and dabbling in the newly fashionable spiritualism. Even marrying when—and who—she’s supposed to. If the stuffy Duke of Sussex cannot spark the passion she craves, he can at least give her a family, a home of her own, and a place to belong. But when her polite marriage reveals a caring and
sensual man, Lucy begins to wonder if she can indeed have it all.

But Lord Sussex is not the man the London ton has come to admire. And Lucy has some ghosts of her own, as well. Thus, when a blackmail scheme turns to threats of danger, the newfound peace of the Sussex marriage is cast upon the rocks. Passion has a price, Lucy learns. And not all ghosts stay buried.
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Weekend Reads


I’ve been sick this week, hence my absence from…everywhere. And it sucks being alone and being sick. I have created this pity party of one. But once I started to feel better, I woke up from this depressing stupor. I sat in the backyard and soaked up some vitamin D. I breathed in fresh air and heard the sounds of birds. Then I got cold and went inside. Who was I kidding? I was still sick!

I have slept, a lot. I expect to sleep a lot more this weekend. So my weekend read? I’m not sure yet. Most likely, I will continue with the book choices from last Friday. I think the Nicola Cornick books are next.

I need to catch up on the Scandalous Women of the Ton series, by Nicola Cornick. I read the first two, but haven’t read book 3 and 4. A nice historical romance marathon to accompany me in my sick-bed. Since I will have a lot of time this weekend, I am going to start from book one and reread it. Why not get myself re-acquainted with the lovely women?

Whisper of Scandal (The Scandalous Women of the Ton, #1) One Wicked Sin (The Scandalous Women of the Ton, #2) Mistress by Midnight (The Scandalous Women of the Ton, #3) Notorious (The Scandalous Women of the Ton, #4) Desired (The Scandalous Women of the Ton, #5)

Whisper of Scandal (The Scandalous Women of the Ton #1) | HQN Books
One Wicked Sin (The Scandalous Women of the Ton #2) | HQN Books
Mistress by Midnight (The Scandalous Women of the Ton #3) | HQN Books
Notorious (The Scandalous Women of the Ton #4) | HQN Books
Desired (The Scandalous Women of the Ton #5) | HQN Books

No IMM this week. Haven’t had the energy to buy anything this week. I think I have a few packages in San Diego, but I’ll let you know when I finally open those.

Enjoy your weekend, everyone. Stay away from me, and stay healthy!

Book: Real Men Will

Real Men Will (Donovan Brothers Brewery, #3)Real Men Will by Victoria Dahl

Publisher: HQN Books
Publish Date: October 25, 2011
Series: Donovan Brothers Brewery #3
ISBN: 0373776098
ISBN-13: 9780373776092
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Synopsis: It was meant to be a one-night stand. One night of passion. Scorching hot. Then Beth Cantrell and Eric Donovan were supposed to go their separate ways. That’s the only reason he lied about his name, telling her he was really his wild younger brother. Hiding his own identity as the conservative Donovan. The “good” one. 

But passion has its own logic, and Eric finds he cannot forget the sable-haired beauty with whom he shared one night of passion. When Beth discovers that Eric has lied, however, she knows he cannot be trusted. Her mind tells her to forget the blue-eyed charmer. If only every fiber of her being did not burn to call him back.  Continue reading

Book: Until There Was You

Until There Was YouUntil There Was You by Kristan Higgins

Publisher: HQN Books
Publish Date: October 25, 2011
ISBN: 037377611X
ISBN-13: 9780373776115

Synopsis: Posey Osterhagen can’t complain. She owns a successful architectural salvaging company, she’s surrounded by her lovable, if off-center, family and she has a boyfriend—sort of. Still, something’s missing. Something tall, brooding and criminally good-looking…something like Liam Murphy.

When Posey was sixteen, the bad boy of Bellsford, New Hampshire, broke her heart. But now he’s back, sending Posey’s traitorous schoolgirl heart into overdrive once again. She should be giving him a wide berth, but it seems fate has other ideas….

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