Harlequin August 2018 New Releases

August is here, and we’re still celebrating the summer weather with amazing new reads, including books from Carla Neggers, Lori Foster, B.J. Daniels and more!

Thief’s Mark by Carla Neggers

MIRA

Now in paperback!

As a young boy, Oliver York witnessed the murder of his parents. The killers kidnapped him and held him in an isolated Scottish ruin. After thirty years on the run, one of his tormentors may have surfaced. Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan are on their honeymoon when a break-in at the home of Emma’s grandfather, points to Oliver. Emma and Colin head straight to Oliver, but when they arrive, a man is dead and Oliver has vanished. As the danger mounts, questions arise about Oliver’s account of his boyhood trauma. Do Emma and Colin dare trust him?

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The Last Hours by Minette Walters

MIRA

When the Black Death enters England in June 1348, the Church cites God as the cause. But Lady Anne of Develish has her own ideas. She looks for more sensible ways to protect her people than daily confessions of sin and decides to bring her serfs inside the safety of the moat that surrounds her manor house, then refuses entry to anyone else, even her husband, making an enemy of her daughter and her husband’s steward by doing so. The nerves of all are tested by continued confinement and ignorance of what is happening in the world outside. The people of Develish are alive. But for how long?

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Tooth and Nail by Linda D. Dahl

Hanover Square Press

Fresh out of medical school, Linda Dahl began her surgical residency in the Bronx as a total fish out of water. Growing up in a Middle Eastern family in the American Midwest, she was a born outsider, and even at work she struggled to fit in: among her fellow specialists, she was one of the only women. One night Dahl watched a boxing match. As her fandom grew, boxing became a way to connect with her patients and community. Later, when she was in practice on the Upper East Side, Dahl received a phone call from the New York State Athletic Commission. They were looking for a fight doctor. Dahl accepted. Intrepid and adrenaline-fueled, Tooth and Nail is loaded with behind-the-scenes takes on famous boxers, including Mike Tyson, Wladimir Klitschko and Miguel Cotto, Dahl’s story offers a modern examination of sexism, dislocation, the theater of boxing and a road map for how to excel in two very different male-dominated worlds.

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Cooper’s Charm by Lori Foster

HQN

Before the burglary that shattered her confidence, Phoenix Rose had a fiancé, a successful store and a busy, happy existence. After months spent adrift, Phoenix is slowly inching her way back into the world. Visiting Cooper’s Charm to check up on her little sister, Ridley Rose impulsively agrees to fill in as housekeeper. Still reeling from an ego-bruising divorce, she finds satisfaction in a job well done—and in the attention of the resort’s handsome scuba instructor. For Phoenix and Ridley, Cooper’s Charm is supposed to be merely temporary. But this detour may lead to the place they most need to be…

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Rancher’s Dream by B.J. Daniels

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The heartbreak and dashed hopes were supposed to stop hurting when Drey Hunter left Hawk Cahill in the past and married someone else. But when her husband vanishes on their wedding night. Only, this is real, and someone wants Drey dead. Hawk knows ranching, not personal protection—until he realizes Drey is at risk. No one can safeguard her…or love her the way he can. The past is a ghost they can’t escape, but with a killer hungry to silence them both, will they get the chance to try?

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Campaign for His Heart by Joy Avery

Harlequin Kimani Romance

Former foster kid Lauder Tolson is running for North Carolina state senate, but his bachelor status makes him look less than family oriented. He needs a lady love—just for the campaign. The ideal candidate is childhood nemesis Willow Dawson. But he once broke the beauty’s heart and barely has her vote! Still, to fulfill her own dream, she agrees. Suddenly, they’re a devoted couple in public. But neither expects how hot it gets in private.

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The Greek’s Bought Bride by Sharon Kendrick

Harlequin Presents

Tamsyn lost her innocence in a spectacularly sensual night with a Greek billionaire. She didn’t expect to see notorious playboy Xan again, until he proposes a marriage of convenience! It’s hard to refuse when he’s promising incredible wealth, and her pregnant sister desperately needs support, but Xan is dangerously addictive… If Tamsyn isn’t careful, she could lose herself to the Greek—for good!

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Craving His Best Friend’s Ex by Katherine Garbera

Harlequin Desire

Until now, Crissanne Moss has been off-limits. As his best friend’s significant other, she is Ethan Caruthers’s friend, too. So he’s always snuffed out any spark between them. Now Crissanne is single and seeking comfort. Ethan is happy to give her all she needs—and desires. But can their friendship truly become more when one explosive revelation changes everything?

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Surprise Baby, Second Chance by Therese Beharrie

Harlequin Romance

Determined never to become a burden on the person she’s loves most, Rosa walked away from her husband, Aaron. Now she’s back on his island home for a family party, and they end up stranded together during a storm! Forced to confront the past and their infinite attraction, a kiss leads to one more night… And when she discovers she’s pregnant, Rosa knows it’s time to fight for their future.

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Close to the Edge by Zara Cox

Harlequin Dare

The moment he meets sublime coding prodigy Lily Gracen, Caleb Steele knows his “never get involved with a client” rule is going to be broken. But not until he stops her stalker. Caleb might be in charge of Lily’s safety, but when they’re locked down in her Silicon Valley mansion she’s the master. For keeping his hands off Lily is bringing Caleb close to the edge of his control…

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A Widow’s Hope by Vannetta Chapman

Love Inspired

After tragedy claimed her husband’s life and her son’s ability to walk, Hannah King doesn’t want a new man. She has her family, a home and mounting debts. Scarred Amish bachelor Jacob Schrock offers Hannah the job she desperately needs. But while Hannah helps Jacob resolve his accounting issues, can she and her little boy also heal his wounded heart?

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Light Mage by Laurie Forest

Harlequin TEEN

Sage’s affinity for light magery, a rare skill among Gardnerians, makes her the perfect protector for the one tool that can combat the shadows spreading across Erthia. But in order to keep the Wand safe from the dark forces hunting for it, Sage must abandon everything she once knew and forge a new path for herself…a dangerous course that could lead to either triumph or utter ruin.

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Imperial Stout by Layla Reyne

Carina Press

It’s a good thing assistant US attorney Dominic Price co-owns a brewery. He could use a cold one. Nic’s star witness has just been kidnapped and his joint operation with the FBI is in jeopardy. Kidnap and rescue expert Cameron Byrne has his own ideas about how to handle Nic, but his skills are currently needed elsewhere. The by-the-book FBI agent goes deep undercover as a member of an infamous heist crew in order to save Nic’s witness, break up the crew and close the case before anyone else gets hurt. Nic in particular. Things heat up when Cam falls for Nic, and the witness falls for Cam. As the crew’s suspicions grow, Cam must decide how far he’s willing to go—and how far into his own dark past he’s willing to dive—to get everyone out alive.

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To Love a Duchess by Karen Ranney

Avon

Undercover as a majordomo, spy Adam Drummond has infiltrated Marsley House with one purpose only—to plunder its mysteries and gather proof that the late Duke of Marsley was an unforgivable traitor to his country. At the same time, Adam is drawn to a more beguiling puzzle: the young and still-grieving duchess—a beauty with impenetrable secrets of her own. That a servant can arouse such passion in her is too shocking for Suzanne Whitcomb, Duchess of Marsley, to consider. Yet nothing quickens her pulse like Drummond’s touch. It’s been two years since the duke lost his life in a tragic accident—and even longer since she’s been treated like a woman. But when Drummond’s real mission is revealed, every secret conspired to tear them apart is nothing compared to the love that can hold them together.

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