September 2019 Harlequin New Releases
Summer is wrapping up and autumn is just around the corner, and of course a new season means new reads to dive into. Enjoy these new releases from Carla Neggers, B.J. Daniels and more!
Rival’s Break by Carla Neggers
Emma Sharpe is recovering from a shattering loss while her husband, Colin Donovan, is deep into his latest undercover mission. So they’re grateful to enjoy a peaceful autumn weekend together on the southern Maine coast to celebrate Colin’s brother’s wedding. But the peace is short-lived when a marine patrol officer receives a call to check on suspected food poisoning at a party aboard a yacht. Colin decides to tags along and is surprised to recognize one of the victims as an undercover British intelligence officer. At the same time a valuable painting by Irish artist Aoife O’Byrne is missing from the yacht, and the connections make the investigation international and extremely personal. It’s a case that will alter their lives beyond anything they’ve ever imagined…
A Girl Named Anna by Lizzy Barber
Anna has always been taught that her mamma’s rules are the only path to follow. But, on her eighteenth birthday, she defies her mamma for the first time in her life and goes to Astroland. She’s never been allowed to visit the theme park, so why does everything about it seem so familiar? And is there a connection to the mysterious letter she receives that same day? Rosie has grown up in the shadow of the missing sister she barely remembers. Now, on the fifteenth anniversary of her sister’s disappearance, Rosie vows to uncover the truth herself. But can she find the answer before it tears her family apart?
Met Her Match by Jude Deveraux
Terri Rayburn is a girl with a reputation. The only way to deal with vicious gossip is to ignore it. So she keeps to herself as she runs the summer resort on Lake Kissel. When she returns home from a short trip to find a handsome stranger living in her house, she smells a rat. Someone is trying to fix her up, and she has to admit that Nate Taggert is just her type. However, Nate is engaged and strictly off-limits. Nate and Terri form an unlikely friendship while he throws himself into life at the lake. Knowing how smart, beautiful and strong she is, he’s determined to discover the source of the gossip. Terri doesn’t want to revisit the past, but Nate won’t stop until he discovers the truth.
The Ventriloquists by E.R. Ramzipoor
Brussels, 1943. Street orphan Helene survives by living as a boy and selling copies of the country’s most popular newspaper, Le Soir. Helene’s world changes when she befriends Marc Aubrion, who draws her into a secret network that publishes dissident underground newspapers. The Nazis track down Aubrion’s team and give them an impossible choice: turn the resistance newspapers into a Nazi propaganda bomb or be killed. Faced with no decision at all, Aubrion has a brilliant idea. While pretending to do the Nazis’ bidding, they will instead publish a fake edition of Le Soir that pokes fun at Hitler and Stalin—daring to laugh in the face of their oppressors.
The Stranger Inside by Lisa Unger
Twelve-year-old Rain Winter narrowly escaped an abduction while walking to a friend’s house. Tess never came home, and Hank was held in captivity before managing to escape. Their abductor was sent to prison but years later was released. Then someone delivered real justice—and killed him in cold blood. Now Rain is living the perfect suburban life. She spends her days as a stay-at-home mom, having put aside her career as a hard-hitting journalist to care for her infant daughter. But when another brutal murderer who escaped justice is found dead, Rain is unexpectedly drawn into the case. Eerie similarities to the murder of her friends’ abductor force Rain to revisit memories she’s worked hard to leave behind.
Just His Luck by B.J. Daniels
Shade Sterling has carried a torch for Lizzy Conners since senior year of high school. But the timing never felt right for them, especially since his ex-girlfriend, Ariel, disappeared without a trace years ago. Now, with their ten-year class reunion approaching, Shade is determined to move on with his life and take a chance with Lizzy…until a car is dredged up from a local pond and Ariel’s remains are found inside. As the newly appointed sheriff, Lizzy must investigate every single lead—including the ones that point right to Shade. She knows she can’t let her heart get in the way of an investigation, but she can’t accept that Shade is guilty. Now if she can only prove it—both to the town out for justice and to herself.
The Deception by Kat Martin
After searching for her sister for two long years, Kate Gallagher is devastated when she’s called to the morgue to identify Chrissy’s body. Guilt and grief send Kate into a tailspin. She failed Chrissy once…she won’t do it again. Even if finding her sister’s killer means following a lethal bounty hunter into the heart of darkness. Working at Maximum Security has taken Jason Maddox down some dangerous paths, but never for a client he’s so drawn to, or for a case so monstrous. As clues lead them deeper into the city’s underbelly, connections to human trafficking draw them closer and closer to peril, but even Jase’s warnings can’t convince Kate to walk away.
When We Found Home by Susan Mallery
Now in paperback.
After life knocked Delaney Holbrook sideways, she didn’t get down—she got busy. She went back to school and swore off men in suits. But then one particular man in one very fine suit proves too tempting to resist—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. Callie Smith never expected to find a family. Suddenly she’s living in a house the size of a small country with her aloof new brother and streetwise sister, wondering whether this place—and these people—will ever feel like home. But a new opportunity presents itself, daring her to dream of more…until her past threatens to take it all away. Friends brought together by chance, Delaney and Callie will soon discover the closest families are bonded by choice—not by blood—in this uplifting story from the consistently unputdownable Susan Mallery.
Frost and Flame by Gena Showalter
Bane of Adwaeweth is the most feared immortal warrior in All War history. Possessed by a bloodthirsty beast, he will stop at nothing to win. Then he meets irresistible Nola Lee. He hates the power she wields over him, but she alone can rain vengeance upon his wife’s killer. Unaware of her destiny to rule as queen of beasts, Nola battles illness, addiction and vulnerability. With Bane, however, she experiences pleasure for the first time, and only wants more. But being with him comes with a terrible price. Will their romance save the beast and his beauty, or destroy everything they’ve come to love?
Strangers She Knows by Christina Dodd
Living on an obscure, technology-free island off California means safety from the murderer who hunts Kellen Adams and her new family…or does it? Family time becomes terror-time, and at last, alone, Kellen faces a killer playing a cruel game.
Only one can survive, and Kellen knows who must win…and who must die.
The Widow of Pale Harbor by Hester Fox
Maine, 1846. Gabriel Stone is desperate to escape the ghosts that haunt him after his wife’s death, so he moves to Maine, taking a position as a minister in Pale Harbor. But not all is as it seems in the sleepy town. Strange, unsettling things have been happening, and the townspeople claim that only one person can be responsible: Sophronia Carver, a reclusive widow who lives in the eerie Castle Carver. Sophronia must be a witch, and she almost certainly killed her husband. As the incidents escalate, one thing becomes clear: they are the work of a twisted person inspired by the wildly popular stories of Mr. Edgar Allan Poe. And Gabriel must find answers, or Pale Harbor will suffer a fate worthy of Poe’s darkest tales.
Tangled Threat by Heather Graham
A body hanging from the infamous History Tree unraveled their teenage love. Now Maura Antrim is again tangled up with Brock McGovern. Twelve years later, they’re back where that murder occurred—where Brock had been arrested and then released, where Maura had run, too scared to stand by his side. But with two women missing, and Brock now an FBI agent, Maura is determined to help. Together, they’ll have to confront a threat that never died and see if their passion has withstood the test of time.
A Man You Can Trust by Jo McNally
When the new director of security, Nick West, arrives at Gallant Lake Resort, Cassie Smith’s carefully protected life is turned upside down. The handsome ex-cop insists on teaching her self-defense, and as Cassie learns she can indeed make it on her own, she starts wondering if she wants to! But when Cassie’s safety is threatened, she must choose: continue running from her past…or take a stand for a brighter future.
This Time For Keeps by Rochelle Alers
Attorney Nicole Campos hasn’t spoken to local mechanic Fletcher Austen since their high school friendship went down in flames over a decade ago. But when her car breaks down during her return to Wickham Falls and Fletcher unexpectedly helps her out with a custody situation in court, they find themselves suddenly wondering if this time is for keeps…or if their past differences are just too much to overcome.
Colton on the Run by Anna J. Stewart
When he finds a half-dead woman stranded in his barn, rancher Leo Slattery feels his blood run cold. Though she can’t remember who she is, she insists someone is trying to kill her. With his strong protective streak, Leo brings her into the fold and helps her heal. As they begin to solve the mystery of Jane Doe’s identity, a would-be killer works to eliminate her—forever.
A Family for the Widowed Governess by Ann Lethbridge
Lady Marguerite Saxby is being blackmailed! Desperate for money, she accepts Jack Vincent, Earl Compton’s offer to become the temporary governess to his three motherless daughters. There’s so much she can’t tell her new employer. Only, she’s not expecting the all-consuming attraction that makes living under Jack’s roof a constant battle between her head and her heart!
Shelter from the Storm by Patricia Davids
Secretly pregnant and unwed, Gemma Lapp has a difficult choice—face her Amish community or raise her baby alone. But when a storm strands Gemma in the wilderness with her former crush, Jesse Crump, she knows her secret won’t be safe for long. Gemma can’t imagine trusting a man again…until Jesse proposes a marriage of convenience. Could their arrangement lead to love?
Love and the Laws of Motion by Amanda Weaver
Astrophysicist Olivia Romano has always preferred to stay close to her family in Brooklyn. But with her advisor missing in action and an unscrupulous professor undermining her work, she’s forced to rely on the reformed-hacker-turned-elite-computer-genius whose sexy smile she can’t get out of her head. Nicholas DeSantis cut ties with his family at eighteen, running away from his old-school Italian American neighborhood to make it big in Silicon Valley. When Livie comes to him for help, he can’t resist the project or the quirky woman behind it. Moving into the Romano house in his old neighborhood seems like the perfect short-term solution, if he can just continue to avoid his own family. But while living together makes working with Livie easier, fighting his growing attraction to her becomes a whole lot harder.
Dear Haiti, Love Alaine by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite
Thanks to “the incident,” Alaine is spending two months doing a “spring volunteer immersion project,” toiling away under the ever-watchful eyes of Tati Estelle at her new nonprofit. And her mother is even here to make sure she does things right. All things considered, there are some pretty nice perks…like flirting with Tati’s distractingly cute intern and experiencing Haiti for the first time. This gives Alaine a chance to explore her family’s history—which happens to be loaded with betrayals, superstitions and possibly even a family curse.
Wrapped Up in You by Jill Shalvis
After a lifetime on the move, Ivy Snow is an expert in all things temporary. Now that she owns a successful taco truck in San Francisco and an apartment to call home, Ivy’s reinvented life is on solid ground. And she’s guarded against anything that can rock it, especially Kel O’Donnell. If only his whispers weren’t so delightfully naughty and irresistible. Kel, an Idaho sheriff and ranch owner, is on vacay, but Ivy’s a spicy reason to give his short-term plans a second thought. Best of all, she’s a tonic for his untrusting heart, burned once and still in repair. But when Ivy’s past intrudes on a perfect romance, Kel fears that everything she’s told him has been a perfect lie.
His Girl Monday to Friday by Linda Miles
Art by Midori Seto
Barbara has decided she must turn down a spectacular job offer from her childhood friend Charles. In truth, she has harbored a secret crush on him since they were young. Not only is Charles a workaholic, but he is a company president who is strict with his subordinates and who always gets what he wants. Charles is determined to have Barbara as his secretary, but he knows he cannot win her over with money. But what else can he offer her?