Harlequin December 2018 New Releases

December is here, and that means that the holiday season has officially arrived as well. While you take some time off to appreciate family and friends, why not bring a good book along with you? Whether you’re going on vacation or staying inside your home to avoid the cold, these new releases have something for everyone. Keep reading to discover what’s new from Brenda Novak, Marie Force, Brenda Jackson and more!

Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak

MIRA

Five-year-old Sloane McBride couldn’t sleep that night. Her parents were arguing again, their harsh words heating the cool autumn air. In the morning, her mother was gone. The official story was that she left. That hadn’t sat any better at the time than it did when Sloane moved out at eighteen. But not even a fresh start working as a model in New York could keep the nightmares at bay. Or her fears that the domineering father she grew up with wasn’t just difficult—he was deadly.

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The Family Gathering by Robyn Carr

MIRA

Now in paperback!

Having left the military, Dakota Jones is at a crossroads. With his brother and one sister happily settled in Sullivan’s Crossing, he shows up there hoping to clear his head before moving on to his next adventure. But Dakota is unprepared for how quickly things get complicated. As a newcomer, he’s on everyone’s radar—especially the single women in town. While he enjoys the attention, he’s really only attracted to the one woman who isn’t interested.

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Silent Scream by Karen Harper

MIRA

When an old college roommate invites Claire Britten to join her on an archaeological dig at a Florida peat bog, it’s an offer the renowned forensic psychologist can’t refuse. But Claire’s investigative instincts kick in when some of The Black Bog’s perfectly preserved corpses show signs of a grisly fate. What really happened to these people? What started as an exploration of the past soon escalates into an all-too-current danger. Someone is watching—someone who really doesn’t want Claire digging into the past.

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Fatal Invasion by Marie Force

HQN

A brutal home invasion. Two small traumatized survivors who may have witnessed the horror. Lieutenant Sam Holland has never worked a case quite like this one, in which her eyewitnesses are five-year-old twins. While Sam and her husband, Vice President Nick Cappuano, go to battle in more ways than one for her tiny witnesses, her colleague Sergeant Tommy “Gonzo” Gonzales battles his own demons. With trouble both at the precinct and on the case, Sam struggles to keep her priorities straight at home and at work while trying not to lose her heart to her latest crime victims.

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Driven to Distraction by Lori Foster

HQN

Mary Daniels doesn’t let anything get in the way of her job acquiring rare artifacts for her wealthy boss. But this particular obstacle is impossible to ignore. Stuck in a cramped car with Brodie Crews for hours en route to their new assignment, Mary feels her carefully crafted persona is slipping, and she won’t allow it. Brodie can’t imagine what secret in Mary’s past has left her so buttoned-up, though he’d dearly love to find out. Maybe then she’d trust him enough to explore their explosive chemistry.

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Bachelor Unbound by Brenda Jackson

Harlequin Kimani Romance

International jeweler and sought-after bachelor Zion Blackstone felt an instant connection to Celine Michaels when he designed a unique gemstone for her. When she shows up at his house in Rome claiming kidnappers are after her, he offers the Hollywood producer’s daughter his protection…and passion. But a shocking revelation could upend his once-in-a-lifetime chance with Celine…

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Holiday Amnesia by Lynette Eason

Love Inspired Suspense

Robin Hardy survived an explosion in her university lab—but her memories are gone. With danger lurking behind every Christmas tree, she needs shelter from the attackers she can’t identify. She’ll trust fellow professor Toby Potter to safely hide her away. But when his secrets come between them, the truth could mean the difference between life and death this holiday season.

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Bound By Their Christmas Baby by Clare Connelly

Harlequin Presents

When brooding bachelor Gabe Arantini learns the innocent beauty he shared a steamy festive night with is the daughter of his business rival, he’s furious. The following Christmas, Abby returns with shocking news—she’s had his child! Gabe knows he must marry Abby to legitimize his son. But can this be a marriage in name only, or will their red-hot chemistry take over?

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The Season to Sin by Clare Connelly

Harlequin Dare

I’ve never crossed the line with a client. Never even been tempted. I didn’t spend years building a reputation as a respected psychologist just to throw it all away. Then bad-boy billionaire Noah Moore stormed into my life like a delicious disaster. Noah tempts me to sin…and I’m powerless to resist. I’ve always been the good girl, always done the right thing. But this festive season, from his hip London loft to a luxurious Paris hotel, Noah is showing me how good it feels to be on the naughty list!

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Same Time, Next Christmas by Christine Rimmer

Harlequin Special Edition

Ex-soldier Matthias Bravo likes spending the holidays hunkered down in his remote Oregon cabin. Until Sabra Bond seeks refuge from a winter storm. Now they meet every year for a no-strings Yuletide romance. But Matthias is changing the rules. This Bravo bachelor finally knows what he wants—Sabra forever. Is she ready to commit to love not just at Christmas but every day of the year?

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Linda Lael Miller Presents: A Ranger for Christmas by Stella Bagwell

Harlequin Special Edition

Arizona park ranger Vivian Hollister is not having a holiday fling with Sawyer Whitehorse—no matter how attracted she is to her irresistible new partner. Not only is a workplace romance taboo, she has a daughter to raise. So why is she starting to feel that the Apache ranger is the one to help carry on her family legacy? A man to have and to hold forever…

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Undercover Connection by Heather Graham

Harlequin Intrigue

Much to their mutual annoyance, FBI agent Jacob Wolff and Miami detective Jasmine Adair discover they’re both undercover to bust a notorious organized crime group. But amid a glamorous South Beach nightclub opening, their key informant is killed, leaving Jacob and Jasmine the dangerous job of infiltrating the ring. With desire igniting between them, can they set aside their distrust and work together to bring down the brutal mobsters.

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Renegade Protector by Nico Rosso

Harlequin Intrigue

If ruthless developers want Mariana Balducci’s land, they’ll have to kill her for it. And they nearly succeed—until Ty Morrison foils her attacker. The sexy San Francisco cop is part of a secret organization called Frontier Justice. Mariana is tough, but she realizes she can’t win this fight alone. And when bullets fly, Ty realizes battling bad guys is easier than fighting their sizzling attraction.

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Christmas Ever After by Carla Neggers, Rochelle Alers, Donna Hill

Harlequin Special Releases

Enjoy these three gorgeous holiday romances from New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers, national bestselling author Rochelle Alers, and Essence bestselling author Donna Hill!

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Owned by Fate by Sean Michael

Carina Press

Dr. Mike Beteferoce turned his back on magic long ago. When he sees his family crest branded above Corryn’s heart, his first instinct is to flee. The last thing he wants now is a Fae interfering in his life—especially one who has already rejected him. Corryn knows Mike is his soul mate, has known since the sigil was branded on his skin centuries ago. Long before Mike came to him as a studly young dragon just entering his prime. It was far too early for them to be together then, but now their time has come.

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Someone to Love by Melissa de la Cruz

Harlequin TEEN

Now in paperback!

Olivia “Liv” Blakely looks like she is living the perfect life. She’s caught the attention of her teen TV-star crush, started rubbing elbows with the popular crowd, and her dad is running for governor. But the outside world never sees the full story. Behind Liv’s sunny, charming facade is a dark inner voice that will settle for nothing less than perfection. Soon Liv’s struggle to shine in the spotlight becomes a daily battle with self-doubt and bulimia. As the high price of perfection puts her in danger of real bodily and spiritual harm, Liv will have to learn that there is no one out there worth loving more than she loves herself.

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Dirty Little Secret by Jennifer Ryan

AVON

Noah Cordero is a modern-day cowboy who loves three things: ranching, his younger sister, and his step-father. But when John unexpectedly dies, he leaves half the ranch to a woman Noah doesn’t even know. Roxy shares Noah’s last name, but not his blood. Estranged from her father, haunted by regrets, and eager to escape her notorious mother’s past, she is forced to fulfill her father’s last wishes. Inheriting means sharing a home with infuriating, challenging, and oh-so-tempting Noah. As their strictly business relationship starts to turn to true love, Roxy begins to wonder, what will happen when Noah discovers her dirty little secret?

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