Calista Langley operates an exclusive ‘introduction’ agency in Victorian London, catering to respectable ladies and gentlemen who find themselves alone in the world. But now, a dangerously obsessed individual has begun sending her trinkets and gifts suitable only for those in deepest mourning – a black mirror, a funeral wreath, a ring set with black jet stone. Each is engraved with her initials.
Desperate for help and fearing that the police will be of no assistance, Calista turns to Trent Hastings, a reclusive author of popular crime novels. Believing that Calista may be taking advantage of his lonely sister, who has become one of her clients, Trent doesn’t trust her. Scarred by his past, he’s learned to keep his emotions at bay, even as an instant attraction threatens his resolve.
But as Trent and Calista comb through files of rejected clients in hopes of identifying her tormentor, it becomes clear that the danger may be coming from Calista’s own secret past – and that only her death will satisfy the stalker…
‘The next Sophie Kinsella’ BUSTLE
‘A brilliant, biting, hilarious new voice’ KRISTAN HIGGINS
‘I would read Sally Thorne’s grocery list. She is THAT good’ GOODREADS
crush (n.): a strong infatuation, particularly for someone beyond your reach . . .
Darcy Barrett found her dream man at age eight – ever since, she’s had to settle for good enough. Having conducted a global survey of men, she can categorically say that no one measures up to Tom Valeska, whose only flaw is that he’s her twin brother Jamie’s best friend – oh, and that ninety-nine of the time, he hasn’t seemed interested in her.
When the twins inherit their grandmother’s tumble-down cottage, they’re left with strict instructions to bring it back to its former glory. Darcy plans to leave as soon as the renovations start, but before she can cut and run – her usual MO – she finds a familiar face on her porch: Tom’s arrived bearing power tools, and he’s single for the first time in almost a decade.
Suddenly Darcy’s sticking around. Sparks start to fly – and not just because of the faulty wiring. But a one percent chance with Tom is no longer enough. This time around, Darcy’s switching things up. She’s going to make Tom Valeska ninety-nine percent hers.
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‘The perfect sexy, fun love story to read by the pool’ PAIGE TOON on 99% Mine
‘Charming, self-deprecating, quick-witted and funny.’ The New York Times on The Hating Game
‘A smart and funny modern romance.’ Good Housekeeping on The Hating Game
‘One of the most delectable rom-coms I’ve ever read’ Entertainment Weekly on The Hating Game
The DEBUT NOVEL that you won’t be able to resist falling in love with. Heart-warming romance and a breath-taking countryside escape – this is the PERFECT summer read . . .
Falling in love isn’t always black and white . . .
When vibrant but penniless Lexie is dumped by her posh boyfriend who is looking for a more financially suitable match, she decides to pack up her beloved orange campervan Penny in search of a new path. Stumbling upon a vacancy at a family-run paint company in the Cotswolds, Lexie believes she’s found her perfect match . . .
Lexie arrives at Nutgrass Hall, home of Carrington Paints, but it seems that owner Benedict Carrington is less than impressed with her arrival, and Lexie realises she’ll have her work cut out for her if she’s to convince stuffy “Beige Ben” to trust her with rescuing his out-of-touch business. But Ben has more on his mind than just the company – his mother is determined to find him a suitable wife worthy of carrying the Carrington family name, or she’ll take the business from him.
As Lexie sets to work on injecting some life colour into Carrington Paints, Ben allows himself to be set up with Tewkesbury’s finest ladies. But the more time the pair spend together, the more they realise their feelings for each other aren’t so black and white. Will Lexie be able to brighten into Ben’s colourless world before it’s too late?
Let yourself be whisked away with A Colourful Country Escape and fall in love with the cosy Cotswold charm, the colourful characters and some heart-stopping romance. Perfect for fans of Heidi Swain, Jo Thomas and Bella Osborne.
‘Grace Burrowes is terrific!’ Julia Quinn, Sunday Times bestselling author of the Bridgerton series
A difficult duke, a determined lady and too many secrets . . .
Nathaniel, Duke of Rothhaven, lives in seclusion, leaving his property only to gallop his demon-black steed across the moors by moonlight. Exasperated mamas invoke his name to frighten small children, though Nathaniel is truly a decent man – maybe too decent for his own good. That’s precisely why he must turn away the beguiling woman demanding his help.
Lady Althea Wentworth has little patience for dukes, reclusive or otherwise, but she needs Rothhaven’s backing to gain entrance into Polite Society. She’s asked him nicely, she’s called on him politely, all to no avail – until her prize hogs just happen to plunder the ducal orchard. He longs for privacy. She’s vowed to never endure another ball as a wallflower. Yet as the two grow closer, it soon becomes clear they might both be pretending to be something they’re not.
Find out why readers LOVE Grace Burrowes
‘Grace Burrowes is a romance treasure’ Tessa Dare
‘Smart, sexy, and oh-so romantic’ Mary Balogh
‘Wonderfully funny, moving romance, not to be missed!’ Eloisa James
‘If you’re not reading Grace Burrowes you’re missing the very best in today’s Regency Romance!’ Elizabeth Hoyt
A witty and sparkling Regency romance novella by Eloisa James, author of My American Duchess, linked to the bestselling Essex Sisters series
Eighteen months ago, Lizzie Troutt’s husband died in his mistress’s bed, leaving her determined to never marry again . . . and unfortunately virginal.
Eighteen years ago (give or take a few) the Honorable Oliver Berwick blackened his own soul, leaving him hardened and resolutely single.
When the chance for redemption in the form of a country house party invitation comes his way, Oliver is determined to prove himself a gentleman.
Until he breaks all the codes of gentlemanly behaviour . . . once again.
Praise for Eloisa James:
‘Eloisa James is extraordinary.’ – Lisa Kleypas
‘Nothing gets me to a bookstore faster than Eloisa James’ Julia Quinn
History has never been this much fun’ Australian Women’s Weekly
Newly divorced and struggling to find a way to support her three boys, Molly Taylor is stunned when she inherits Harrington Hall, her late aunt’s beloved yet dilapidated bed and breakfast. But does she really want to take over a three-hundred-year-old manor house on the Devon coast where the only thing that doesn’t need urgent attention is the beautiful rose garden?
Once she gets over the initial shock, Molly is ready dive right in, but the universe has other plans: she must first overcome the needs of her eccentric uncle (and his pet parrot), the ambitions of her conniving brother, and the disquiet of her three sons. Not to mention an unexpected chance at new love. Nothing is going according to plan – and then Harrington begins to work its magic and the roses start to bloom . . .
Charming, uplifting and highly entertaining, A Good Year for the Roses is a story for anyone who has ever dreamed of starting over. Wonderfully warm and witty, it will have you smiling until you turn the very last page.
From New York Times bestselling author of The French Photographer
‘A glamorous, transporting read’ Woman’s Weekly . . .
IN 1920s NEW YORK, EVERYONE IS CHASING A DREAM . . .
The Roaring 20s – a time for glamour, frivolity and freedom for women. But for Evie Lockhart, a small-town girl who is determined to become one of the first female doctors, it means turning her back on her family and the only life she’s ever known.
In a desperate attempt to support herself through Columbia University’s medical school, Evie auditions for the infamous late-night Ziegfeld Follies on Broadway. But if she gets the part, what will it mean for her new relationship with Upper East Side banker Thomas Whitman – a man Evie thinks she could fall for, if only she lived a less scandalous life . . .
Captivating and inspirational, A Kiss From Mr Fitzgerald is a love story starring a woman ahead of her time, set against the backdrop of Jazz Age New York. Perfect for fans of Lucinda Riley and Kate Furnivall.
‘If you’re mad about the roaring twenties and all things Gatsby, this romance will have you enchanted‘ WOMAN’S DAY
PRAISE FOR NATASHA LESTER:
‘A fantastically engrossing story. I love it’ KELLY RIMMER
‘Intrigue, heartbreak… I cannot tell you how much I loved this book‘ RACHEL BURTON
‘A gorgeously rich and romantic novel’ KATE FORSYTH
‘If you enjoy historical fiction (and even if you don’t) you will love this book‘ SALLY HEPWORTH
‘Utterly compelling‘ GOOD READING
A lush, sweeping queer historical romance from the bestselling author of Boyfriend Material-perfect for fans of Bridgerton, Evie Dunmore, and Lisa Kleypas!
When Viola Carroll was presumed dead at Waterloo she took the opportunity to live, at last, as herself. But freedom does not come without a price, and Viola paid for hers with the loss of her wealth, her title, and her closest companion, Justin de Vere, the Duke of Gracewood.
Only when their families reconnect, years after the war, does Viola learn how deep that loss truly was. Shattered without her, Gracewood has retreated so far into grief that Viola barely recognises her old friend in the lonely, brooding man he has become.
As Viola strives to bring Gracewood back to himself, fresh desires give new names to old feelings. Feelings that would have been impossible once and may be impossible still, but which Viola cannot deny. Even if they cost her everything, all over again.
Praise for Alexis Hall
‘Absurdly funny and swoonily romantic, with a sharp edge of wit and observation that keeps the story bounding along.’–KJ Charles, author of A Charm of Magpies series
‘Every once in a while you read a book that you want to SCREAM FROM ROOFTOPS about. I’m screaming, people!’–Sonali Dev, USA Today bestselling author, on Boyfriend Material
‘Everyone needs to read this. Brilliance on every single page. Hilarious, witty, tender, and stunning. I love this book.’–Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author of The Unhoneymooners, on Boyfriend Material
‘Hall is a dizzyingly talented writer, one likely to spur envy in anyone who’s ever picked up a pen.’–Entertainment Weekly
‘Simply the best writer I’ve come across in years.’–Laura Kinsale, New York Times bestselling author
‘The writing is witty, and [the] chemistry is irresistible, but it’s Hall’s insights about trust and self-worth that set the story apart. This is a triumph.’–Publishers Weekly on Boyfriend Material
‘Witty, intelligent, and hard to put down, you’ll love A Lady’s Guide to Mischief and Mayhem‘ Rachel Van Dyken
An intrepid female reporter matches wits with a serious, sexy detective in award-winning author Manda Collins’ fun and flirty historical romcom, perfect for readers of Evie Dunmore, Julia Quinn, Tessa Dare and Netflix’s Enola Holmes!
Of all the crime scenes in all the world, she walks into his. Twice.
England, 1865: Notorious newspaper columnist Lady Katherine Bascomb is determined to educate the ladies of London on the nefarious criminals who are praying on the fairer sex. But when her reporting leads to the arrest of an infamous killer, Katherine flees to a country house party to escape her doubts about the case – only to become witness to a murder herself! When the lead detective accuses Katherine of inflaming – rather than informing – the public with her column, she vows to prove him wrong.
Detective Inspector Andrew Eversham’s refusal to compromise his investigations nearly cost him his career, and he blames Katherine. When he discovers she’s the key witness in a new crime, he’s determined to prevent the beautiful widow from once again wreaking havoc on his case. Yet as Katherine proves surprisingly insightful and Andrew impresses Katherine with his lethal competency, both are forced to admit the fire between them is more flirtatious than furious. But to explore the passion between them, they’ll need to catch a killer . . .
Praise for Manda Collins
‘Manda Collins heats up the ballroom and writes romance to melt even the frostiest duke’s heart‘ Tessa Dare, New York Times bestselling author
‘Utterly charming‘ Popsugar
‘Manda Collins is a delight! I read A Lady’s Guide to Mischief and Mayhem waaay past my bedtime, absorbed by its spot-on period detail, the well-crafted characters, and, of course, the intriguing mystery. Brava!‘ Elizabeth Hoyt, New York Times bestselling author
‘Mystery, romance, and an indomitable heroine make for a brisk, compelling read‘ Madeline Hunter, New York Times bestselling author
‘Manda Collins writes sexy and smart historical romance, with a big dash of fun‘ Vanessa Kelly, USA Today bestselling author
‘Sexy, thrilling, romantic . . . Manda Collins makes her Regency world a place any reader would want to dwell‘ Kieran Kramer, USA Today bestselling author
‘Delightful and delicious. Every word I devoured had me craving more. Tobias and Olivia’s journey was touching, magical, and utterly romantic. I cannot recommend this book enough. Lucy March is destined to be a superstar’ Darynda Jones, author of the Charley Davidson series
Olivia Kiskey has been working at the same waffle house since she was a teenager. She’s been in love with the same man for the last four years (he’s never made a move). Every Saturday night she meets up with the same friends over the same margaritas for the same old stories.
But now everything is about to change, because magic is coming to Olivia’s town. It’s time to discover who she really is – time to let loose the talents she’s held in check for so long . . .
‘A sweet, funny tale of self-discovery, friendship, and trust . . . It’s the down-to-earth humour and humanity of a fiercely loyal and likable clique of smalltowners who’ll keep new fans waiting for March’s next trick.’ Publishers Weekly
‘A page turning plot, held together with a cast of quirky and unusual characters who help to make this a most enjoyable read. Part urban fantasy, part paranormal romance, all mixed together with a soft scoop of southern hospitality‘ Serendipity Reviews
In the dead of night, Ayesha takes her daughter, Sabina, and slips quietly from her home, leaving behind a life full of pain. Boarding a coach to London, all Ayesha wants is a fresh start.
Hayden, a former popstar, has kept himself hidden away for years. He’s only opened up his home to two people – Crystal, a professional dancer with a heart of gold, and Joy, an ill-tempered retiree with a soft spot for waifs and strays.
When Crystal asks Hayden if Ayesha and Sabina can stay with them, he reluctantly agrees and, as different as they may be, they quickly form an unlikely bond. So when enemies threaten their peaceful home, they will do all they can to save it and each other.
Uplifting and emotional, this is a novel of new beginnings, of discovering love and of finding A Place to Call Home.
‘Fabulous’ Eloisa James
‘Smart, sexy, and always romantic’ Julia Quinn
‘For a smart, witty and passionate historical romance, I recommend anything by Sarah MacLean’ Lisa Kleypas
What a scoundrel wants, a scoundrel gets . . .
A decade ago, the Marquess of Bourne was cast from society with nothing but his title. Now a partner in London’s most exclusive gaming hell, the cold, ruthless Bourne will do whatever it takes to regain his inheritance – including marrying perfect, proper Lady Penelope Marbury.
A broken engagement and years of disappointing courtships have left Penelope with little interest in a quiet, comfortable marriage. How lucky that her new husband has access to such unexplored pleasures. Bourne may be a prince of London’s underworld, but he vows to keep Penelope untouched by its wickedness – a challenge indeed as the lady discovers her own desires, and her willingness to wager anything for them . . . even her heart.
This is the first novel in the Regency romance Rules of Scoundrels series by New York Time bestselling author Sarah MacLean – perfect for fans of Lisa Kleypas and Eloisa James
*Winner of the RITA Award for Best Historical Romance in 2013*
Rules of Scoundrels series:
A Rogue by Any Other Name
One Good Earl Deserves a Lover
No Good Duke Goes Unpunished
Never Judge a Lady By Her Cover
Praise for Sarah MacLean:
‘Sarah MacLean has reignited the romance genre with a bolder edge‘ The New Yorker
‘Funny, smart, feminist and roastingly hot’ BookRiot.com
‘Do yourself a favor and discover the compelling magic of Sarah MacLean‘ Amanda Quick
‘MacLean writes with an entirely unique blend of elegance and ferocity that bursts from every page’ Entertainment Weekly
‘Great chemistry, intelligence and sparkling humor’ RT Book Reviews