From the blockbuster bestselling author comes the dramatic conclusion to the saga that began with Emma Harte and A Woman of Substance.
Four women at a crossroads. A family in crisis. And an enemy planning for his long-awaited chance at revenge. Who will have their Just Rewards?
Linnet O’Neill, great-granddaughter of Emma Harte, finds herself following in the footsteps of the original woman of substance as she battles to modernize the family business. Returning from her honeymoon full of fresh ideas for bringing the Harte empire into the new century, Linnet locks horns with her mother, Paula, in a battle about the future. But due to unexpected circumstances, Linnet finds herself alone at the helm, just as her great-grandmother once was.
Tesse Fairly is ready to start a new life after an acrimonious divorce — which might include rivaling her sister Linnet for the top spot in the Harte business.
India Standish, in the midst of planning her glamorous summer wedding in Ireland, is thrown off balance when her fianc�’s daughter Atlanta comes to live with them — closely followed by his unstable ex-girlfriend, intent on trouble.
And Evan Hughes, their American cousin, unwittingly brings an enemy into their midst! Evan’s sister Angharad, who tries to infiltrate the quartet of young women, meets Jonathan Ainsley, the deadly enemy of the Hartes. Together, they spin a web of vengeance whereby no Harte is safe. Just Rewards brings the story of Emma Harte and A Woman of Substance full circle.
Addison Moore - Someone to Love
What happens when two people who don’t believe in love, happen to fall madly into the most beautiful relationship they could ever imagine? A train wreck. When twenty-year-old Kendall Jordan transfers clear across country to Garrison University, the last thing she’s looking for is a one-night stand. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what, gorgeous, Cruise Elton offers. Kendall has long since come to realize that love is an illusion that never lasts, and Cruise couldn’t agree more—but something deep inside her wants him all for herself. So, Kendall devises a seat of the pants plan to “play the player” and proposes that Cruise tutor her in becoming a female version of himself, Garrison University’s own playboy. Real feelings begin to emerge, and neither Kendall nor Cruise know how to classify them. Everything they once thought they knew is redefined as they discover, in one another, Someone to Love.
Lauren Dane - Tart
Juliet Lamprey is having the time of her life running her successful bakery, TART, when Gideon Carter comes back into her life. Returning home to help his grandfather run the family on the farm, Gideon is back for good. When they meet again, the spark between them is immediate, and it isn’t long before the former childhood friends play catch up in bed. That’s not good news for local lawyer Cal Whaley. Though the sexually open but strictly monogamous Cal has loved Jules for a long time, he’s hardly ever taken it further than friendship. When he sees her start to fall for Gideon, he knows he has to make his move or risk losing her forever. Who would have anticipated that all three of them would connect on such an intimate level? The trio’s scalding liaisons take them places they’ve never dreamed. But such an intensely passionate and unusual relationship comes with equally as complicated emotions, and when Jules must suddenly leave town, she wonders if she’ll have a choice to make when she returns.
Eloisa James - Kiss me, Annabel
The RULES OF MARRIAGE...according to Miss Annabel Essex A husband must be: RICH. Make that very rich. She's had enough of leaky roofs and thread-worn clothing. ENGLISH. London is the center of the civilized world, and Annabel has a passion for silk and hot water. AMIABLE. Good-looking would be nice, but not necessary. Same for intelligent. Isn't she lucky? She's found just the man! And her chosen spouse is nothing like the impoverished Scottish Earl of Ardmore, who has nothing but his gorgeous eyes, his brain -- and his kisses -- to recommend him. So what cruel twist of fate put her in a carriage on her way to Scotland with just that impoverished earl and all the world thinking they're man and wife? Sleeping in the same bed? Not to mention the game of words started by the earl -- in which the prize is a kiss. And the forfeit... Well. They are almost married, after all!
Eloisa James - Duchess by Night
Disguise is a dangerous game . . . After a lifetime as a wallflower, Harriet, the Duchess of Berrow, is finally seeking a little pleasure of her own. And where better to begin than at the house of one of the most disreputable men in the country, Lord Strange? However, the high-stakes games of lust and chance that rule Strange's household mean that to cross the threshold could entirely ruin her reputation. So Harriet swaps her hoops and corsets for a pair of breeches and transforms herself into a young male relative of the Duke of Villiers. Before she knows it she's writing bawdy missives on behalf of a young actress, not to mention winning card games played by the most powerful men in England. But when she starts attracting male attention, Harriet must decide whether to stay in her disguise - or to reveal that she's really a duchess by night . . .
Erica James - Mondd el a csillagoknak!
Lydia önfeledt velencei életét egy titokzatos fiatal férfi felbukkanása zavarja meg, aki életre kelti az asszony rég lezártnak hitt múltját. Lydiát és húgát a vidéki nagyszülők nevelik fel, akiktől nem sok szeretetet kapnak. Így a két lány hamar megtanulja; ne bízz senkiben, és tartsd meg a titkaidat! A szerelem is korán köszönt rá, amikről diáklányként még nem sejti, hogy egyszer sokkal többet jelent majd számára, mint, múló szenvedélyt... A régmúlt árnyai azonban nem hagyják nyugodni: érett nőként kénytelen szembenézni az egykor történtek következményeivel, és talán új fejezetet nyitni az életében, hiszen sosem késő. Erica James lenyűgöző és szívbe markoló története egyedülálló alkotás.
Jilly Cooper - Riválisok
Jilly Cooper a nagysikerű Lovasok után, a Cotswoldi Krónikák második regényében a televízió-csatornák kulisszái mögé kalauzol bennünket. Mi az, ami a néző számára örök titok marad? Sikerül-e Lord Baddinghamnek megtartania a Corinium Televízió jogát, vagy egy másik konzorcium kapja meg? A döntés évében Cotchester városában és környékén felpezsdül az élet - vagy inkább elszabadul a pokol? - forrnak az indulatok, az ádáz küzdelem a helyiek magánéletét is felforgatja. A Lovasokból már ismert Rupert Campbell-Black újra feltűnik a színen: frissen vált, kicsapongó életén mit sem változtatott és sportminiszteri feladatait igyekszik ellátni. Vajon ezúttal talál-e magának valakit, aki megszelídíti és a léha playboy-ból tisztes férjet farag? Új szereplők is felbukkannak Cotswold vidékén: Cameron Cook, a fékezhetetlen "vadmacska" egyenesen Amerikából érkezik, hogy a coriniumban produceri feladatokat lásson el, Decian O'Harát, az ír sztárriportert pedig a BBC-től sikerült elhalásznia a cégnek. Találkozásuk nem zökkenőmentes, pedig a csatorna számára létkérdés, hogy ezt a két markáns személyiséget valahogyan összecsiszolják... Jilly Cooper regényéből most sem hiányozhat a romantikus angol tájak és a brit főrendek bonyodalmas szerelmi viszonyainak leírása, amelyet az ellenállhatatlanul szórakoztató írónő most is számos ágyjelenettel tűzdelt meg. Dráma, szex és szórakozás - letehetetlen... (Sunday Times) Jilly Cooper 1998-ban Angilában Életmű-díjas lett, könyvei 11 millió példányban keltek el - a Riválisokat pedig angol nyelven több, mint 1 millióan olvasták!
Eloisa James - Duchess in Love
It should be galling for a bride to have her bridegroom flee the country only minutes after saying "I do." But for Gina, who was not yet 12 when she suddenly had to learn to be a proper duchess, it was a relief to find she wouldn't have to deal with becoming a wife to the childhood friend who was now her husband as well. Instead, she devoted herself to administering the ducal estates in her young husband's absence, while the 18-year-old duke settled in Greece to sculpt scandalous statues of naked women. This situation, which suited them both for a dozen years, is finally disrupted when Gina falls in love and asks for an annulment. Cam's response to his virgin bride's unexpected request is an immediate return to England, where he has two momentous realizations. First, the English climate cannot compare to the warmth and sunlight of his beloved Greece. And second, he has fallen in love with the stunning near-stranger who is his wife. While award-winning author Eloisa James is not the first writer to make use of the plot device of an estranged married couple falling in love, she imbues this theme with vitality, passion, and just enough anger on Gina's part to keep the romantic tension sizzling in this delightful historical romance. Gina's friends complicate matters, as the duke and duchess come to realize that, while their marriage so long ago may not have been in their best interests, an annulment now would destroy any chance for true happiness.
Eloisa James - Fool for Love
The Woman Lady Henrietta Maclellan longs for the romantic swirl of a London season. But as a rusticating country maiden, she has always kept her sensuous nature firmly under wraps -- until she meets Simon Darby. Simon makes her want to whisper promises late at night, exchange kisses on a balcony, receive illicit love notes. So Henrietta lets her imagination soar and writes… The Letter A very steamy love letter that becomes shockingly public. Everyone supposes that he has written it to her, but the truth hardly matters in the face of the scandal to come if they don't marry at once. But nothing has quite prepared Henrietta for the pure sensuality of… The Man Simon has vowed he will never turn himself into a fool over a woman. So, while debutantes swoon as he disdainfully strides past the lovely ladies of the ton, he ignores them all…until Henrietta. Could it be possible that he has been the foolish one all along?
Eloisa James - A Wild Pursuit
It is whispered behind the fans of London's dowagers and in the corners of fashionable ballrooms that scandal follows willfully wild Lady Beatrix Lennox wherever she goes. Three years before, the debutante created a sensation by being found in a distinctly compromising position. Now, the ton has branded her as unmarriageable, her family has called her a vixen, and Beatrix sees no reason not to go after what -- and who -- she wishes. And she wants Stephen Fairfax-Lacy, the handsome Earl of Spade. Beatrix, with her brazen suggestions and irresistibly sensuous allure, couldn't be more different from the earl's ideal future bride. Yet Beatrix brings out a wildness in the earl he has tried to deny far too long. Still, he's not about to play love's game by Lady Beatrix's rules. She may be used to being on top in affairs of the heart, but that will soon change.
Eloisa James - Your Wicked Ways
Helene, the Countess Godwin, knows there is nothing more unbearably tedious than a virtuous woman. After all, she's been one for ten long years while her scoundrel of a husband lives with strumpets and causes scandal after scandal. So she decides it's time for a change -- she styles her hair in the newest, daring mode, puts on a shockingly transparent gown, and goes to a ball like Cinderella, hoping to find a prince charming to sweep her off her feet…and into his bed. But instead of a prince, she finds only her own volatile, infuriatingly handsome...husband, Rees, the Earl Godwin. They'd eloped to Gretna Green in a fiery passion, but passion can sometimes burn too hot to last. But now, Rees makes her a brazen offer, and Helene decides to become his wife again...but not in name only. No, this time she decides to be very, very wicked indeed.
Tarryn Fisher - The Opportunist
Olivia Kaspen has just discovered that her ex-boyfriend, Caleb Drake, has lost his memory. With an already lousy reputation for taking advantage of situations, Olivia must decide how far she is willing to go to get Caleb back. Wrestling to keep her true identity and their sordid past under wraps, Olivia’s greatest obstacle is Caleb’s wicked, new girlfriend; Leah Smith. It is a race to the finish as these two vipers engage in a vicious tug of war to possess a man who no longer remembers them. But, soon enough Olivia must face the consequences of her lies, and in the process discover that sometimes love falls short of redemption
Gil McNeil - The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club
When her husband dies in a car crash–not long after announcing he wants a divorce–Jo Mackenzie packs up her two rowdy boys and moves from London to a dilapidated villa in her seaside hometown. There, she takes over her beloved Gran's knitting shop–a quaint but out-of-date store in desperate need of a facelift. After a rough beginning, Jo soon finds comfort in a „Stitch and Bitch” group; a collection of quirky, lively women who share their stories, and their addiction to cake, with warmth and humor. As Jo starts to get the hang of single-parent life in a small town, she relies on her knitting group for support. The women meet every week at the shop on Beach Street and trade gossip and advice as freely as they do a new stitch. But when a new man enters Jo's life, and an A-list actress moves into the local mansion, the knitting club has even more trouble confining the conversation to knit one, purl two. The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club is an uplifting, winning tale about the healing power of friendship and new beginnings. It's a charming novel that will delight all passionate knitters–and win over befuddled, would-be knitters, too.
Michelle A. Valentine - Rock the Heart
For the last four years, good girl Lane has regretted breaking up with Noel Falcon. She thought she was sensible when she told him his dreams of being a rock star would get him nowhere, but now that he's a rock god and her career is stagnant, she realizes just how wrong she was. When Noel hires the marketing company where Lane is an intern, she’s forced to see him again. If she wants to land her dream job as executive within the company, she has to win him over and secure his account. Too bad Noel is still pissed at her for breaking his heart. When Lane’s company flies her to a Black Falcon concert to gain Noel’s attention, emotions run high the moment she sees him and realizes she’s far from over him. But Noel’s countless trysts with groupies and his cocky attitude make Lane believe he isn’t the same guy she once loved—now he seems to only want her body. Then after Lane discloses she needs him to procure a job, Noel proves he’s a changed man by forcing her to go on the road with him in order to get it. After Lane reluctantly takes Noel up on his offer, she becomes willing to do whatever it takes to keep him satisfied, even if it means succumbing to his seductive ways. Lane soon finds deception is a dangerous game and she’s not the only one playing.
Karina Halle - Shooting Scars
When Ellie Watt offered herself to her thuggish former lover Javier to save Camden's life, she never imagined the twisted game Javier had planned for her. Trapped by him and his entourage of killers, Ellie is forced to commit a dangerous, heinous crime-or Javier will kill Camden. Now ex-con artist Ellie must find a way to stay ahead of the game . . . before it destroys her and the only man she ever loved. Camden McQueen can't forget Ellie Watt. Seeking revenge and pursued by the authorities for a crime he didn't commit, the talented tattoo artist does things he never thought himself capable of to save Ellie. As Camden straddles the line between love and retribution, he vows to do everything in his power to get her back. But if Camden unleashes his dark side, will Ellie still love him? "I knew from the moment I began chapter one that Karina and I are kindred spirits. Fans of her Artists series will not be disappointed with this second installment and will no doubt be left panting for the third." --- CJ Roberts, USA Today bestselling author on SHOOTING SCARS "I'm officially addicted to Karina Halle's writing, but I don't plan on seeking a cure for this obsession anytime soon." --- New York Times bestselling author Chelsea M. Cameron on ON EVERY STREET "Karina Halle has done it again with this violently beautiful tale of love, pain, revenge & loss that will rip you apart, piece by piece, and put you back together again." --- New York Times and USA Today Best Selling Author S.L. Jennings on SHOOTING SCARS Shooting Scars is Book 2 in Karina Halle's bestselling, Artists Trilogy.
Harriet Evans - Happily Ever After
Absorbing storytelling at its very best, Happily Ever After is the compelling new read from the Sunday Times bestselling author At twenty-two, Eleanor Bee is sure about three things: she wants to move to London and become a literary superstar, she wants to be able to afford to buy a coffee and croissant every morning, and she doesn’t believe in happy endings. She saw what divorce did to her parents, especially her mum: happily ever after’s fine on the last page of a book, but it just doesn’t happen in real life. Elle moves to London. She gets a job at Bluebird Books, a charmingly old-fashioned publishers. She falls out of pubs, wears too-short skirts, makes lots of mistakes and feels like she’s learning nothing and everything at the same time. And then, out of the blue, she falls in love, and that’s when she realises just how much growing up she has to do… Ten years on, and Elle’s life has changed in ways she could never have predicted. Because no matter where you go and how much you try to run away, the past has a funny way of catching up with you, and Happily Ever After comes in all shapes and sizes…
Joss Stirling - Storm és Stone
Az előkelő bentlakásos iskola borostyánnal borított falai között korrupció, botrány és egy összeesküvés baljós hálózata rejtőzik. Az Amerikából jött Raven Stone-nak feltűnik, hogy valami nagyon nem stimmel. Először is ott vannak a titokzatos eltűnések. Aztán a tanárok hazugságai. És most pedig a halálos fenyegetések... A nyugtalanító történéseket csak tovább bonyolítja a rejtélyes Kieran Storm feltűnése, akinek nemcsak az agya penge, de a teste is döglesztő. Raven érzi, hogy beleszeret a fiúba, de megbízhat olyasvalakiben, akiről szinte semmit sem tud?
Kristen Proby - Come Away With Me
*Warning: Contains profanity, explicit sex, and a super sexy couple! Being confronted on the beach by a sexy stranger wasn't part of Natalie Conner's plans for a peaceful morning taking photos. And why on earth would he think she's taking pictures of him, anyway? Who is he? One thing’s for sure, he’s hot, and incredibly romantic, feeding Natalie’s wounded soul. Luke Williams just wants the world to give him a break, so seeing yet another camera aimed at his face has him ready to pounce on the beauty behind the lens. When he finds out she has no idea who he is, he's intrigued and more than a little tempted by her. Natalie has a body made for sex, a sassy mouth and Luke can’t get enough of her, but he’s not ready to tell her who he really his. Natalie is a no nonsense girl who doesn’t do well with lies and secrets. What will happen to this new relationship when she discovers what Luke’s hiding?
Susan Madison - The Colour of Hope
Ruth Connelly thought she had the perfect life -- an attractive husband, two children, a partnership in a Boston law firm, and a summerhouse where generations of her family have reveled in the elemental beauty of the Maine coast. But without her even realizing it, everything has started disintegrating. This summer, there is no escape from the tensions which have surfaced among her, Paul, and their beautiful, troubled 16-year-old daughter Josie -- or from the tragedy that overwhelms them when a long-promised sailing trip turns their son's birthday treat into a nightmare. Trapped in a spiral of guilt and denial, Ruth knows only the darkness of grief until she finds the courage to return to Maine and confront her loss. There, she finally learns to understand why we sometimes inflict the greatest pain on those we love the most.
Milly Johnson - The Teashop on the Corner
At her beloved husband's funeral, Carla Pride discovers that Martin never divorced his first wife and has been living a double life with her. And his other wife, Julie Pride, is determined to take everything from Carla - her home, her money, and her memories. When Will Linton's business goes bust he at least thinks that with the support of his trophy wife Nicole he will rise to the top again. But Nicole isn't going to stick around with 'a loser' and Will finds himself at rock bottom. Molly Jones is being bullied into going into a retirement home by her 'concerned' daughter-in-law Sherry and son Gram. Then the love of Molly's life walks in through her door - a man who broke Molly's heart into little pieces many years ago. But he says he is dying and wants to spend the time he has left with her. All people in need of a little love and compassion which they find by chance in the stationery and teashop on the corner run by the ever-cheerful Leni, a woman that site developer Shaun McCarthy finds annoying beyond annoying for her ability to remain unrealistically upbeat about everything. But is the world of Leni Merryman as full of rainbows and sparkles as everyone thinks? Or is her smile papering over many cracks in her heart that will soon be shattered unwittingly by her new friends?
Loretta Chase - Miss Wonderful
Due to his history of expensive romantic entanglements, Alistair Carsington now has six months to find either a useful occupation or a wealthy heiress to wed. To prove he is not an idle fop only concerned with sartorial pleasures, Alistair agrees to help his old friend, Lord Gordmor, by traveling to the wilds of Derbyshire to convince Gordmor's neighbors to support the nobleman's proposal to build a canal. Upon arriving, Alistair, a famous war hero and eligible bachelor, finds everyone couldn't be nicer, everyone except for respectable, practical, spinsterish Mirabel Oldridge. The last thing Mirabel wants is for her tranquil little corner of England to be destroyed by a noisy, nasty canal, and she is prepared to use every weapon at her disposal--including her disheveled coiffure and unstylish wardrobe--to stop Alistair. RITA Award-winning Chase presents a splendidly written tale of two people trying desperately not to fall in love. Chase's beguiling blend of deliciously complex characters, potent sexual chemistry, and sparkling wit give this superb romance a richness and depth readers will treasure. John Charles