Thursday, March 19, 2015

Readers' Choice Spotlight - Romance

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Craving Caine
Erica Lucke Dean with Elise Delacroix

Emily Chambray wants a divorce. Unfortunately, her husband believes in “’til death do us part” with an emphasis on “death.” She won’t get another chance, so her get-away plan must be foolproof. When a ruggedly handsome stranger comes to her aid, she definitely doesn’t expect to fall for him in her hour of deepest need.

Xavier Caine has ulterior motives when he offers Emily refuge in his rustic cabin. Against his better judgment, he is drawn to her innocent allure and natural beauty. Together, they explore a sensual relationship that rocks their world. But once Caine sets the stage for his own agenda, Emily could end up directly in the eye of the very storm she’s been trying to escape.

****Strong Adult Language and Sexual Content****

Following His Heart
Donna Fasano

Sara Carson is a 30-something widow with a busy life. Two fun-loving best friends, a caring mom who needs her, and a thriving sweet shop. What more could a woman want? But when the ancient plumbing in her shop springs a leak and a gorgeous, dark-eyed stranger rushes to her rescue, hilarity unfolds—and Sara quickly sees exactly what she’s been missing.

Something most peculiar draws Landon Richards to Ocean City, Maryland—and to the lovely Sara. This woman touches his heart like no other, and the two of them explore the heady attraction that pulses between them. But haunting dreams have a way of encroaching on reality, and the strange phenomenon that brings these two together will also threaten to tear them apart. 

In the Sunshine
PJ Lincoln

For Regan Morel, there’s always been something missing in her life. Orphaned in infancy and raised by a reluctant aunt and uncle, she has never felt like she belonged anywhere or with anyone. 

Now, in her early twenties and recently graduated from college, Regan is working to make her way in the world. Far away from her midwestern roots, she is waiting tables in sunny Cocoa Beach hoping one day to become a full-time teacher. 

While her professional life is murky, her love life is uncomplicated at the moment. After a two-year relationship with playboy Eddie Levan, she’s on her own and not minding it a bit. But Eddie does, and he wants Regan back. Eddie is use to getting what he wants, when he wants it. He thinks his one indiscretion - the excuse Regan used to dump him - is no big deal and if charm won’t work to get her back back, well, there are other methods. 

Meanwhile, police officer Matthew Fischer is visiting Cocoa Beach on a brief vacation. His divorce from Jen just became final and he needs a break, a fresh start. What better place to kick off the rest of his life than Florida? After a long Detroit winter, he needs blue skies and some sunshine to help get himself back on track. 

The last thing Matt is thinking about is finding a new woman. But when he stumbles across Regan’s path, everything changes. Instant, overwhelming attraction propels Matt to take a risk and that risk turns into a showdown with Eddie Levan.

In the Sunshine is a testament to the power of love to overcome all obstacles and how it can change the best-laid plans of those in its grips.

No Perfect Secret
Jackie Weger

A single secret begets a layer of lies.

Anna Nesmith believes she has it all--a great marriage, a dream job and a home of her own. When a State Department investigator begins asking questions, Anna’s ordered world implodes. Frank Caburn is man to the bone and manufactures testosterone like Frito Lay does chips. Instantly attracted to Anna, he is determined to make her his own--if only she can pick through the emotional rubble to find her bruised heart can love once again. 

Rescuing Lara
Lyn Horner

Lara Spenser is running for her life. She guards a treasured relic from ages past that no one outside a select group is supposed to know about. Yet, an evil one has learned of its existence and his minions are hot on Lara’s trail. Although she has escaped to Ireland and is living under an alias, her special sixth sense tells her the “Hellhounds” are growing near. Injured in a car wreck that killed her beloved uncle, she is desperate for someone to act as her bodyguard. 

Enter Connor O’Shea, ex-Special Forces soldier. Now the foreman for a crew of oil and gas well firefighters, Conn is on an extended vacation after a devastating explosion on his last job. Out of curiosity, he answers Lara’s ad for a “strong chauffeur” and takes on the job of guarding her temporarily.

Conn has his hands full, not only keeping Lara safe but also trying to help her recover from deep physical and emotional wounds. As days and weeks pass the two grow closer and romance blooms, but their tenuous peace is shattered one terrifying night by Lara’s pursuers. Conn may prove his ability to protect her, but can he help her fulfill her destiny as High Guardian of apocalyptic secrets? Can he rescue her from the soul-deep pain that holds her prisoner? 

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