Harlequin September 2018 New Releases
September is a pretty big month…not only is it back to school time for all the students out there, but fall is just around the corner. Luckily, we can help you get through this busy time with some great books. Keep reading for the latest from Mary Kubica, Carla Neggers and more!
The Boy in the Keyhole by Stephen Giles
Nine-year-old Samuel lives alone in a once-great estate in Surrey with the family’s housekeeper, Ruth. His father is dead and his mother has been abroad for months. Beyond her sporadic postcards, Samuel hears nothing from his mother. He misses her dearly and maps her journey in an atlas he finds in her study. As rumors in town begin to swirl, Samuel wonders whether something more sinister is afoot. Perhaps his mother did not leave but was murdered—by Ruth.
When the Lights Go Out by Mary Kubica
Jessie Sloane is on the path to rebuilding her life after years of caring for her ailing mother. But when college informs her that her social security number has raised a red flag, Jessie discovers a shocking detail that causes her to doubt everything she’s ever known. As days pass and the insomnia worsens, it plays with Jessie’s mind. Her judgment is blurred, her thoughts are hampered by fatigue. Meanwhile, twenty years earlier, another woman’s split-second decision may hold the key to Jessie’s secret past.
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The Dutch Wife by Ellen Keith
Park Row Books
As the tulips bloom and the Nazis tighten their grip across the city, the last signs of Dutch resistance are being swept away. Marijke de Graaf and her husband are arrested, and Marijke is given a terrible choice: to suffer a slow death in the labor camp or to join the camp brothel. SS officer Karl MŸller arrives at the camp hoping to live up to his father’s expectations of wartime glory. When he encounters the Marijke, this meeting changes their lives forever. Woven into the narrative is Luciano Wagner’s ordeal in 1977 Buenos Aires, during the heat of the Argentine Dirty War. To endure military captivity, he searches for ways to resist from a prison cell. The Dutch Wife braids together the stories of three individuals who share a dark secret and are entangled in two of the most oppressive reigns of terror in modern history.
A Willing Murder by Jude Deveraux
Sara Medlar is a household name in romance, but lately, retirement has been boring her and she’s found herself back in her hometown of Lachlan, Florida, remodeling the grand old mansion she’d admired as a child. Her niece Kate is offered a job in Lachlan, but with so little saved up, she’ll have to approach her estranged yet incredibly famous aunt for a place to stay while she gets herself settled. But when she arrives at Sara’s home, she finds she’s not the only long-term houseguest. Jackson Wyatt already has his own room, and she’s never met anyone who irritates her quite like Jack does. When two skeletons are accidentally uncovered in the quiet town, this unlikely trio is suddenly thrust together by a common goal: to solve a mystery everyone else seems eager to keep under wraps.
Impostor’s Lure by Carla Neggers
Newlyweds Emma and Colin are suspicious when prosecutor Tamara McDermott is a no-show at a Boston dinner party. Matt Yankowski, head of HIT, Emma and Colin’s elite Boston-based team, is a friend of Tamara’s, and he needs them to find her. As the search for Tamara intensifies, a seemingly unrelated murder leads Emma, Colin and HIT deep into a maze of misdirection created by a clever, lethal criminal who stays one step ahead of them.
Tear Me Apart by J.T. Ellison
Competitive skier Mindy Wright is a superstar until a spectacular downhill crash threatens her life. During surgery, doctors discover she’s suffering from a severe form of leukemia, and a stem cell transplant is her only hope. But when her parents are tested, a frightening truth emerges. Mindy is not their daughter. The race to save Mindy’s life means unraveling years of lies. Was she accidentally switched at birth or is there something more sinister at play? The search for the truth will tear a family apart…and someone is going to deadly extremes to protect the family’s deepest secrets.
Why Not Tonight by Susan Mallery
Natalie Kaleta will do anything for the artists at her gallery. Braving a downpour to check on reclusive Ronan Mitchell, Natalie gets stranded by a mudslide at his mountain home, where the brooding glass artist reveals his playful side, sending her inconvenient crush from under-the-radar to over-the-top. Natalie knows that when a heart goes through the flame, it comes out stronger. Life may not be a fairy tale, but sometimes dreams do come true.
Season of Wonder by RaeAnne Thayne
Dani Capelli has never truly belonged anywhere. In high school, when she fell hard for the wrong boy, and found herself pregnant—and married—by graduation. Two daughters later, Dani filed for divorce and enrolled in vet school. Then her ex-husband became her late husband. When a retiring Haven Point veterinarian offers her a chance to take over his practice, she jumps at the chance to get away. But adjusting to the charming mountain community isn’t easy; thirteen-year-old Silver begins acting out while six-year-old Mia is growing too attached to Haven Point and everything in it, especially their next-door-neighbor, Deputy Sheriff Ruben Morales. And Dani can’t blame her.
Mistletoe Miracles by Jodi Thomas
Three unlikely couples discover just what Crossroads, Texas, can offer! Griffin Holloway is desperate: the Maverick Ranch has been in his family for generations, but lately, it’s a money pit. If he can woo a wealthy bride, he might save the ranch—just in time for Christmas. Jaxon O’Grady likes his solitude, but when a car accident brings the unexpected to his door, he realizes just how much one person can need another. Jamie Johnson is baffled when she gets the strangest Christmas present of all, in the form of a Mr. Johnson, asleep on her sofa. Who is he, and why does everyone think he’s her husband?
The Christmas Sisters by Sarah Morgan
In the snowy Highlands of Scotland, Suzanne McBride is dreaming of the perfect cozy Christmas. Her three adopted daughters are coming home for the holidays and she can’t wait to see them. But tensions among the sisters are running high. As Suzanne’s dreams of the perfect McBride Christmas unravel, she must rely on the magic of the season to bring her daughters together. But will this new togetherness teach the sisters that their close-knit bond is strong enough to withstand anything—including a family Christmas?
A Tall, Dark Cowboy Christmas by Maisey Yates
Grant Dodge didn’t expect to find a woman sleeping in an abandoned cabin on his family ranch. Unlike every other woman in town, McKenna Tate doesn’t know Grant’s a widower. There’s no pity in the looks she gives him. A no-strings fling for Christmas might be the kind of holiday cheer Grant needs…
Lone Star Christmas by Delores Fossen
Cattleman Callen Laramie has no intention of returning to Coldwater, Texas, until a Christmas wedding and a family secret convince him he has no choice. When he’s reunited with his childhood crush, Callen knows leaving might not be so easy this time. Callen wants to kiss Shelby McCall under the mistletoe, but once Shelby knows the whole truth behind this homecoming, will their holiday fling come to an abrupt end? Or will she accept the gift of his heart?
Her Perfect Pleasure by Lindsay Evans
Harlequin Kimani Romance
Lawyer and businessman Carter Diallo solves problems for his powerful family’s corporation, from broken contracts to sex scandals. But when his influential powers fail him, the Diallos bring in PR wizard—and ex-lover—Jade Tremaine. Ten years ago, Carter left Jade emotionally devastated. Now the man known as The Magic Man must prove he’s genuine and win back Jade’s trust…
Hard Rustler by B.J. Daniels
Supermodel Annabelle “Annie” Clementine is back in Whitehorse, Montana. And there’s nothing cowboy Dawson Rogers wants more than to see his ex-lover’s backside…on the road out. He’ll even risk his heart again and help sell her late grandmother’s house so Annie can leave ASAP. Except along with the house, Annie inherited a mystery. And if they don’t solve it soon, someone’s willing to kill for the answer.
Hard Deal by Stefanie London
For one night only, Imogen Hargrove is a sexy spy. She’s donned a mask for the Carmina Masquerade Ball, where she hopes to catch her sister’s cheating fiancé, Daniel, in the act. But she’s the one who gets rumbled when she strays too close to her target—only to realize she’s been tailing the wrong man. A searing kiss makes her forget her mission altogether, and the mysterious stranger awakens something inside her: a burning passion she hasn’t felt since the brutal breakup of her last relationship.
Rescued by Her Mr. Right by Alison Roberts
Harlequin Medical Romance
In this Bondi Bay Heroes story, injured nurse Harriet Collins agrees to let hunky paramedic Jack Evans get her fighting fit and back on the Specialist Disaster Response team. After all, it’s purely platonic, right? Plus she’s already nursing a broken heart. But when she’s the bridesmaid and Jack’s the best man at their teammates’ wedding, Harriet wonders if it could be more…
Falling for the Wrong Brother by Michelle Major
Harlequin Special Edition
Runaway bride Mayor Maggie Spencer doesn’t anticipate the fallout from fleeing her wedding. But both the town’s rival families are in turmoil, and her reputation is in question. And riding to her rescue is her ex’s brother! Once, bad boy Griffin Stone ran from challenges, but now, though the timing and the town are against them, he’ll have to fight—for Maggie and their forbidden love.
The Greek’s Blackmailed Mistress by Lynne Graham
Blackmailed into the billionaire’s bed? Elvi can’t believe her attempt to appeal to heartless Xan’s benevolent side has gone so wrong! But to save her stepmother’s job, she nervously agrees to the Greek’s outrageous terms. Xan is gorgeous with a damaged side only Elvi sees—but how will he react when he realizes that his new mistress is an innocent virgin?
Runaway Amish by Bride Leigh Bale
Widower Jakob Fisher isn’t interested in remarrying, even to pretty Abigail Miller. But thanks to his daed’s meddling, Abby’s sitting in his Colorado farmhouse, expecting to be wed. While Jakob can’t offer marriage, he can give Abby a job caring for his young children. But when he starts to fall for her, could Abby make Jakob’s familye happy and whole once again?
Under Control by Shannon Stacey
Derek Gilman’s new schedule means not working Saturdays, which means more time to spend with his two kids. Being a firefighter and a single dad is a lot to juggle. And when fate brings a gorgeous, wealthy woman into his life, he’s pretty sure he can’t handle more than he already is. Olivia McGovern loves plans. She planned to start her own business and planned its growth. Getting trapped in a broken elevator figures in exactly nowhere, and freaking out in front of a sexy firefighter definitely isn’t on the agenda. But as Derek and Olivia are discovering, chemistry doesn’t allow for plans, and love doesn’t bother with logistics.
The Iron Flower by Laurie Forest
Elloren Gardner and her friends were only seeking to right a few wrongs when they rescued a Selkie and freed a military dragon. The last thing they expected was to be thrust into a realm-wide underground resistance against Gardnerian conquest. More Gardnerian soldiers descend upon the University led by Lukas Grey. Though Elloren tries to keep him away, Lukas is determined to tie himself to her, still convinced that she is the heir to the power of the Black Witch, a legacy of magic that will decide the future of all Erthia. As his own magic calls out to her, seeking to awaken a dark force within, Elloren finds it more and more difficult to believe that she’s truly powerless, as her uncle always claimed.
The Governess Game by Tessa Dare
After her livelihood slips through her fingers, Alexandra Mountbatten takes on an impossible post: transforming a pair of wild orphans into proper young ladies. However, the girls don’t need discipline. They need a loving home. Try telling that to their guardian, Chase Reynaud: duke’s heir in the streets and devil in the sheets. The ladies of London have tried—and failed—to make him settle down. Somehow, Alexandra must reach his heart . . . without risking her own.