Harlequin December 2019 New Releases
December is here, and with the snow and Christmas lights come brand new books from some of your favorite authors, including Delores Fossen, Brenda Jackson and more!
Fatal Accusation by Marie Force
The story breaks as Metro PD lieutenant Sam Holland attends a dinner party with her husband, Vice President Nick Cappuano: President Nelson is accused of having an affair and campaign staffer Tara Weber claims the president fathered her newborn son. When a high-profile murder case hits Sam’s desk, she’s shocked to uncover a connection to the presidential scandal and with the department caught up in its own internal scandals, Sam questions who she can trust as her team uncovers information that clouds an already-murky case…
Safety Breach by Delores Fossen
The serial killer Gemma Hanson narrowly escaped just discovered her WITSEC location, and he’s coming after her to finish what he started. That’s the message Sheriff Kellan Slater personally delivers. Although Gemma and Kellan share an intense past, escaping the violence surrounding them is all that matters. Especially once Gemma realizes there is no safe place—not even protective custody…
Colton 911: Family Under Fire by Jane Godman
After a bitter breakup, FBI agent Everett Colton never expected to see his ex-girlfriend, Alyssa Bartholomew, again. Suddenly, tragedy reunites them—and makes them guardians of an orphaned baby girl. Everett suspects that her parents’ deaths were anything but innocent. When his instinct for danger proves correct, it’s his job to protect the child he’s grown to love…and the woman he never forgot.
Cinderella’s Billion-Dollar Christmas by Susan Meier
In this The Missing Manhattan Heirs story, the first time Leni Long meets investment tycoon Nick Kourakis, she’s dressed as a Christmas elf. Then he gives her the staggering news she might be heir to a fortune! Adopted small-town girl Leni’s completely unprepared for a life of New York luxury, yet Nick’s determined to open her eyes to the possibilities… But will that new life also include him?
A Sinful Little Christmas by J. Margot Critch
Alana Carter manages the hottest sex club in Vegas, and she relishes the power of being the boss. So when her partners hire British consultant Michael Paul to help her out over the holidays, she’s furious. She immediately clashes with her new employee, but the fiery chemistry between them is undeniable. Soon Alana has gone from wrestling for control in the boardroom to letting Michael dominate in the bedroom.
A Deal with Her Rebel Viking by Michelle Styles
Defending her home, Lady Ansithe captures outlaw Viking Moir Mimirson. The prisoner will be the ideal ransom for her father, who’s being held hostage by the Danes. Yet Moir’s flirtatious negotiations exhilarate practical Ansithe as much as they surprise her… Can she be sure that this hardened warrior will work with her and not betray her? And what of his stolen kisses—can she trust those?
A Tale of Two Christmas Letters by Cathy Gillen Thacker
Rehab nurse Bess Monroe is mortified that she accidentally sent out two Christmas letters she never meant anyone to see! Jack McCabe, widowed surgeon and father of three little girls, offers his friendship to get through the holidays. But their pact soon turns into something more. Can a woman who’s been burned by love open her heart to Jack for the holidays—and maybe forever?
Duty or Desire by Brenda Jackson
Pete Higgins is an honorary Westmoreland, a man of his word—of course he’ll put duty to his orphaned niece first. Too bad the temporary nanny is tempting him with every look. Myra Hollister captivates him. But she’s keeping dangerous secrets, the kind that remind Pete of all he’s lost before and what he can’t afford to lose again…
Also available in audiobook.
Red Carpet Redemption by Yahrah St. John
A PR stunt backfires when it reveals actor Dane Stewart’s a dad. As a sperm donor, he’s never met single mom Iris Turner, but they’re now connected through their child. And the press is about to pounce. Having Iris act as his girlfriend is pure damage control…except their chemistry is hotter than any love scene. But is a future together just a Cinderella fantasy?
A Deal to Carry the Italian’s Heir by Tara Pammi
With her chances of finally having a family in jeopardy, Neha’s taking drastic action! Approaching billionaire Leonardo Brunetti with her outrageous request to father her child by IVF is step one. Step two? Ignoring her deep desire for the alluring Italian! Leo is the ideal choice because he doesn’t do romantic attachments. Her terms are straightforward, until Leo turns the tables by showing Neha how pleasurable indulging her desire can be…
This Christmas Rivalry by Beverly Jenkins
Originally published as Overtime Love in the Merry Sexy Christmas anthology in 2012.
Drew Davis’s goal is to buy the semipro football team where he is general manager. But the owner’s granddaughter, Tasha Bloom, unexpectedly inherits it first. Still, Drew’s not brokenhearted, since their mutual passion for football runs second only to their attraction to each other. But can the team and their budding romance make it to the New Year’s Day championship?
The Secret Christmas Child by Lee Tobin McClain
Reese Markowski can’t believe he’s hiring his ex-girlfriend—but to save his program for dogs and at-risk kids, the veteran needs Gabby Hanks. Single mom Gabby’s fierce love for her infant daughter is undeniable, as is the child’s effect on Reese’s wounded heart. Their holiday reunion is a joyful surprise, but nothing prepares Reese for the truth about Gabby’s baby…
In Love by Christmas by Cari Lynn Webb
All Theo Taylor wants for Christmas is a profitable year-end and a flawless wedding for his sister. Hiring beautiful but unknown designer Josie Beck is a huge risk, especially when the Taylors’ reputation is at stake. Josie is sweet, kind and impossible to resist. But is Josie about to destroy Theo’s perfect wedding plan…or is she the answer to his heart’s secret Christmas wish?
In Rhythm by JN Welsh
Asha “Velvet” Kendall is this close to achieving her dream of headlining the legendary Temptation Festival as half of the DJ duo Bedazzled Beats. A chance encounter with sexy-as-sin industry icon Isaak “Zazzle” Van Sandt is the cherry on top. With a shared passion for music and an intense mutual attraction, the pair should be totally in sync. Instead, Zazzle’s reputation for hard partying has Velvet hitting Pause. Earning her trust won’t be easy. If Zazzle can manage it, off-the-charts chemistry might just turn into once-in-a-lifetime love…
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