Harlequin May 2019 New Releases
May means that summer is just around the corner! Get excited for warm weather and sunny skies with these brand new reads, including Robyn Carr, Susan Mallery and more!
The View from Alameda Island by Robyn Carr
From the outside looking in, Lauren Delaney has a life to envy. But on her twenty-fourth wedding anniversary Lauren makes a decision that will change everything. She defies the controlling husband who has privately mistreated her throughout their marriage and files for divorce. And as she starts her new life she meets a kindred spirit—a man who is also struggling with the decision to end his unhappy marriage. But Lauren’s husband wants his “perfect” life back, and his actions are shocking. Facing an uncertain future, Lauren discovers an inner strength she didn’t know she had as she fights for the love and happiness she deserves.
The Yankee Widow by Linda Lael Miller
Caroline is a young wife and childhood sweetheart of Jacob, who lives on a farm raising their daughter, Rachel, just outside of Gettysburg. When Jacob joins the Northern army to do his duty and help save the Union, no one anticipates he will not return. Caroline gets news that he is wounded and has been taken to Washington, DC, with his regiment, and so she must find her way there and navigate the thousands of other wounded soldiers to find him. Thus begins this novel that focuses on the strong women and men of both sides and both races who sacrificed so much and loved so well during this critical juncture in American history.
How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee
Singapore, 1942. As Japanese troops sweep down Malaysia and into Singapore, a village is ransacked, leaving only two survivors and one tiny child. In a neighboring village, seventeen-year-old Wang Di is strapped into the back of a troop carrier and shipped off to a Japanese military brothel. After sixty years of silence, what she saw and experienced still haunts her. In the year 2000, twelve-year-old Kevin is sitting beside his ailing grandmother when he overhears a mumbled confession. He sets out to discover the truth, setting in motion a chain of events he never could have foreseen. Weaving together two time lines and two very big secrets, this stunning debut opens a window on a little-known period of history, revealing the strength and bravery shown by numerous women in the face of terrible cruelty.
The Summer Cottage by Viola Shipman
Adie Lou Kruger’s ex never understood her affection for what her parents called their Cozy Cottage, the charming, ramshackle summer home that she’s inherited on Lake Michigan. But despite the fact she’s facing a broken marriage and empty nest, memories of happy childhoods on the beach give her reason for hope. She’s determined not to let her husband’s affair with a grad student reduce her to a cliché, or to waste one more minute in a career she doesn’t love, so it becomes clear what Adie Lou must do: rebuild her life and restore her cottage shingle by shingle. As the cottage comes back to life, Adie Lou does, too, finding support in unexpected places and a new love story on the horizon.
When We Found Home by Susan Mallery
Originally published July 2018
After life knocked Delaney Holbrook sideways, she didn’t get down—she got busy. Determined to reinvent herself, she even swore off men in suits. But then one particular man in one very fine suit proves too tempting to resist—CEO Malcolm Carlesso. Malcolm’s life has been complicated by the arrival of two half-sisters he’s never met and isn’t sure he wants around. How can Delaney trust a man who keeps his own sisters at such a distance? Callie Smith never expected to find a family. Suddenly she’s living in a huge house, wondering whether these people will ever feel like home. Delaney and Callie will soon discover the closest families are bonded by choice in this uplifting story from the consistently unputdownable Susan Mallery.
Unbroken Cowboy by Maisey Yates
Dane Parker traded in his trailer-park roots for glory as a bull rider. But when a serious injury sidelines him for months, it’s the first time he can’t just pull himself up by his bootstraps. The last thing he wants to deal with is sweet family friend Bea treating him like one of her wounded animals—or the unexpected attraction that suddenly flares between them.
The Little Teashop on Main by Jodi Thomas
Zoe is openhearted, kind and free-spirited, and dreams of becoming a famous actor in New York City. Shy Emily struggles with mental health but has the heart and soul of a writer. And Shannon has a deep sense of loyalty that will serve her well when she heads off to military college. As Zoe, Emily and Shannon grow into women, they’ll learn that life doesn’t always unfold the way they want it to, but through it all, the one constant is each other, and their regular tea parties. And when the unthinkable happens, the girls must come together to face the greatest test of all.
A Cinderella to Secure His Heir by Michelle Smart
Alessio Palvetti will do anything to bring his young nephew into the family business. To secure his heir, he’ll use his incredible chemistry with the boy’s legal guardian, Beth Hardingstone, and command her to marry him! For Alessio, the Palvetti empire always comes first, but all orphaned Beth has ever wanted is to matter to someone. Will their intensely passionate marriage be enough for this innocent Cinderella?
Dealmaker, Heartbreaker by Rochelle Alers
Big-city Noah Wainwright’s always viewed business as a game. But when he stumbles across bed-and-breakfast owner Viviana Remington, she’s playing by different rules. Rules of honor that bring the love-’em-and-leave-’em playboy to his knees. And reserved Viviana’s hardly immune to the real-estate guru’s many charms. When Viv learns how the Wainright family plays the game, though, all bets are off…
Criminal Behavior by Amanda Stevens
Special Agent Ethan Barrow’s father was the most brilliant FBI profiler of all time. Now he’s in a psychiatric ward, committed for the very crimes he cased. But new evidence leads Ethan straight to Detective Adaline Kinsella—the woman he had a past with ten years earlier. Addie can trust evidence…even if she can’t trust the emotions Ethan elicits. Can she now put the past aside to bring the real Twilight Killer to justice?
Baby on His Hollywood Doorstep by Lauri Robinson
With the Chicago mob hot on her heels and her late best friend’s baby in her arms, Helen Hathaway hightails it to Hollywood. There she finds little Grace’s uncle, charismatic film producer Jack McCarney. She knows she should keep him—and Grace—at arm’s length; after all, they could be wrenched apart by Grace’s father’s return. But instead she’s falling for Jack, bonded by the baby who needs them both…
The Surgeon’s Convenient Husband by Amy Ruttan
Dr. Ruby Cloutier agreed to a marriage with army doc Aran Atkinson in name only so she could continue working in Alaska. Aran’s military service has suitably kept them apart—and their attraction at bay—until he unexpectedly returns, more brooding and tempting than ever! Now working together on life-threatening cases, it’s getting harder to resist the burning chemistry between them. Suddenly Ruby finds herself inconveniently falling for her convenient husband!
A Perfect Amish Match by Vanetta Chapman
After three failed relationships, Amish bachelor Noah Graber would rather disappoint his parents than try again. But when matchmaker Olivia Mae Miller agrees to provide courting lessons, Noah’s perfect match becomes clear—it’s Olivia Mae herself! With ailing grandparents at home, she hadn’t planned on love or marriage. Might a future with Noah be everything she’s been missing?
Reverb by Anna Zabo
Twisted Wishes bass player Mish Sullivan is a rock goddess. With fame comes unwanted attention, though: a stalker is desperate to get close. After an attack lands her in the hospital, the band reacts, sticking her with a bodyguard. David Altet has an instant connection with Mish. A certified badass, this ex-army martial arts expert can take down a man twice his size. But nothing—not living as a trans man, not his intensive military training—prepared him for the challenge of Mish. When Mish’s stalker ups his game, David must make a choice—lover or bodyguard. He’d rather have Mish alive than in his bed. But Mish wants David, and no one, especially not a stalker, will force her to give him up.
A Prince on Paper by Alyssa Cole
Nya Jerami fled Thesolo for the glitz and glamour of NYC but discovered that her Prince Charming only exists in her virtual dating games. When Nya returns home for a royal wedding, she accidentally finds herself up close and personal with the real-life celebrity prince who she loves to hate. For Johan von Braustein, acting as paparazzi bait is a ruse that protects his brother and his own heart. A fake engagement is the perfect way to keep the cameras on him. As desires are laid bare behind palace doors, Nya and Johan must decide if their fake romance will lead to a happily-ever-after.
Belly Up by Eva Darrows
Know what’s more fun than being the new girl for your senior year? Being the pregnant new girl. It isn’t awesome. There is one upside, though—a boy named Leaf Leon. He’s cute, an amazing cook and he’s flirting me up, hard-core. Too bad I’m knocked up with a stranger’s baby. I should probably mention that to him at some point. But how? It seems I’ve got a lot more firsts to go.