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    Uncharted

    Anders, Adriana, author.

    The sparks are flying in this fast-paced romantic suspense featuring: forced proximity, competence kink galore, survival romance, a chillingly brilliant foe, and scorching, brain-melting heat despite the freezing Alaska setting. Stranded together in a frozen wilderness, there's nowhere left to run... Hotshot pilot Leo Eddowes is afraid of nothing and no one. So when she's asked to evacuate a man from the wilds of Alaska, she doesn't hesitate. But with enemies in close pursuit and the weather turning sour, what should have been a simple mission quickly shifts to disaster. And there's only one way out. When Elias Thorne disappeared, he was America's most wanted. Now he's spent more than a decade in one of the most remote places on earth, guarding a dangerous secret. Leo's arrival, quickly followed by a team of expert hunters, leaves him no choice but to join forces with her--and run. Neither is prepared for their reluctant partnership to flare into something as wild and untamed as the frozen world around them...but as desperately cold days melt into scorchingly hot nights, Leo and Elias must learn to dig deep, trust in each other, and forge a bond as strong as the forces of nature.....

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    Christmas K-9 protectors

    Worth, Lenora, author.

    "Forensic scientist Tala Ekho and K-9 state trooper Ian McCaffrey investigate a thief whose deadly agenda begins with jewels ... and ends with Tala's murder in Maggie K. Black's Holiday Heist. And in Lenora Worth's Alaskan Christmas Chase, criminal psychologist Mallory Haru, tech whiz Eli Partridge and a traumatized K-9 must keep a teen out of the hands of a robbery gang."--Back cover.....

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    Someone perfect : a Westcott novel

    Balogh, Mary, author.

    As a young man, Justin Wiley was banished by his father for mysterious reasons, but now his father is dead, and Justin has been Earl of Brandon for six years. A dark, dour man, he nonetheless takes it as his responsibility to care for his half-sister Maria when her mother dies. He travels to her home to fetch her back to the family seat at Everleigh Park. Although she adored him once, Maria now loathes Justin, and her friend Lady Estelle Lamar can see immediately how his very name distresses her. When Justin arrives and invites Estelle and her brother to accompany Maria to Everleigh Park to help with her distress, she begrudgingly agrees for Maria's sake. As family secrets unravel in Maria's homecoming, Justin, too, uncovers his desire for a countess. And, while he may believe he's found an obvious candidate in the beautiful twenty-five-year-old Lady Estelle, she is most certain that they could never make a match........

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    Snowstorm sabotage

    Johnson, Kerry (romance writer), author.

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    Home for a cowboy Christmas

    Grant, Donna, author.

    Tis the season--for everyone except Emmy Garrett. She's on the run after witnessing a crime. But when it becomes clear that trouble will continue following her, the US Marshal in charge takes her somewhere no one will think to look-Montana. Not only is Emmy in a new place for her protection, but now, she's stuck with a handsome cowboy as her bodyguard...and she wants to do more than kiss him under the mistletoe. Dwight Reynolds left behind his old career, but it's still in his blood. When an old friend calls in a favor, Dwight opens his home to a woman on the run. He tries to keep his distance, but there's something about Emmy he can't resist. She stokes his passion and turns his cold nights into warm ones. When danger shows up looking for Emmy, Dwight risks everything to keep her safe.....

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    Decoding a criminal

    Han, Barb, author.

    He needs her to solve a crime. He wants her for so much more. Dashiell West's sister is in trouble. Big trouble. And recruiting computer whiz Raina Andress to work with him in cybercrimes at the Behavioral Analysis Unit is his only hope. Raina knows her friend would never embezzle millions. But join forces with the sexy agent from her past and risk her heart again? Dangerous. Tracking a deadly mastermind willing to sacrifice them all for his nefarious plan? Deadly.....

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    The perks of loving a wallflower

    Ridley, Erica, author.

    As a master of disguise, Thomasina Wynchester can be a polite young lady--or a bawdy old man. She'll do whatever it takes to solve the cases her family takes on. But when Tommy's beautiful new client turns out to be the highborn lady she's secretly smitten with, more than her mission is at stake... Bluestocking Miss Philippa York doesn't believe in love. Her heart didn't pitter-patter when she was betrothed to a duke, nor did it break when he married someone else. All Philippa desires is to decode a centuries-old manuscript to keep a modern-day villain from claiming credit for work that wasn't his. She hates that she needs a man's help to do it--so she's delighted to discover the clever, charming baron at her side is in fact a woman. But as she and Tommy grow closer and the stakes of their discovery higher, more than just their hearts are at risk.....

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    A cowboy to rely on

    Kemerer, Jill, author.

    A lonely rancher. His brother's surprise widow. Can they find their way home? Still processing his grief, Jet Mayer is shocked to learn his late brother had a secret wife and child. Though he's neck-deep running his family's ranch, nothing will keep Jet from supporting Holly and little Clara. But Holly wants to follow her own path--even if Jet's the steadfast man she once wished for. Can they somehow reconcile their dreams to make a forever life together?....

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    Meant to be my cowboy

    Ryan, R. C., 1937- author.

    A woman on the run must trust her family's sworn enemy in this thrilling tale by one of the best in cowboy romance. The cowboy she can’t have . . . is the one she can’t resist. Annie Dempsey has two rules for her new life in Devil’s Door, Wyoming: no romance and no drama. Fresh off a bad breakup, she’s already avoiding love. And as long as she steers clear of the Merrick clan—her family’s sworn enemies—avoiding drama won’t be a problem. But when a charming stranger steps in to protect Annie from a sudden threat, both her rules fly out the door. Because Annie’s mystery hero . . . is a Merrick. Jonah Merrick won’t allow anyone—even a Dempsey—to be harmed on his watch. It doesn’t hurt that sweet, gorgeous Annie makes his heart beat like never before. Against his family’s objections, Jonah insists Annie hide out with him at his ranch while they try to outwit a dangerous pursuer. But as the days turn into weeks, Jonah realizes he’ll stop anyone who tries to harm Annie . . . or the loving future they’re building together.....

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    Annihilation road

    Feehan, Christine, author.

    Savin “Savage” Pajari is convinced he’s not worth a damn thing. He’s not like his brothers. He’s a sadistic monster, a killer—a man no woman could truly love. So it completely throws him when a stranger risks her life for his, pushing him out of the way and taking the hit that would have sent him six feet under. If he had any kind of sense, he’d leave her alone, but Savage can’t get the woman with a smart mouth and no sense of self-preservation out of his head. With one kiss, he’s lost. Seychelle Dubois has spent her entire life not feeling much of anything, until Savage comes along and sets her whole body on fire. Kissing him was a mistake. Letting him get close would be a catastrophe. He’s the most beautiful—and damaged—man she’s ever met. He has a way of getting under her skin, and what he’s offering is too tempting to resist. Seychelle knows so little about Savage or the dangerous world of Torpedo Ink, but his darkness draws her like a moth to a flame. Loving him could mean losing herself completely to his needs—needs she doesn’t understand but is eager to learn. But what Savage teaches her could destroy her.....

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    The true cowboy of Sunset Ridge

    Yates, Maisey, author.

    When a bull-riding champion is left holding his friend’s baby, could it be time to put down roots in Gold Valley? Midwife Mallory Chance is ready for a fresh start in Gold Valley. And when she locks eyes with a handsome cowboy across the saloon, it feels like fate. After too many years wasted on her cheating ex, good girl Mallory is read to cut loose and prioritize herself. But when the dust settles on their hot night together, it turns out that her mysterious one-night cowboy is none other than her new landlord—and someone she’ll be seeing very regularly around Gold Valley. Bull rider Colt Daniels has a wild reputation, but after losing his friend on the rodeo circuit, he's left it all behind. If only he could walk away from his guilt as easily…or the temptation of Mallory. He can’t offer her the future she deserves—what does a cowboy with a heart as damaged as his know about forever? Then his friend's tiny daughter ends up in Colt's care. Colt has never wanted to rely on anyone, but he needs Mallory's help taking care of the baby he's beginning to love as his own. But is it all still temporary, or is it their chance at a forever family?....

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    Smoky mountain ambush

    Kirst, Karen, author.

    "An unknown enemy's dead set on killing Lindsey Snow by Christmas - and she doesn't know why. And the only person she can trust to shield her is the man she betrayed, mounted police officer Silver Williams. Now there's nowhere to hide ... from danger or their feelings. But can they find the killer before this holiday season becomes Lindsey's last?" -- Back cover.....

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    On the way to the wedding

    Quinn, Julia, 1970- author.

    Gregory Bridgerton believes in true love and thinks the ravishing Miss Hermione Watson may be the woman of his dreams; however, she's in love with another. Meanwhile, her best friend, the ever-practical Lady Lucinda Abernathy, wants to save Hermione from a disastrous alliance, so she offers to help Gregory win her over. And then Lucy, who's engaged, falls in love with Gregory. At some point, Gregory comes to his senses and realizes it's Lucy who makes his heart sing.....

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    Santa's sweetheart

    Dailey, Janet, author.

    Sheriff Sam Delaney is shouldering a lot as the lone lawman in the small Texas town of Branding Iron-and the widowed single father of six-year-old Maggie. Especially since Maggie's determined that what her daddy needs this holiday season is a girlfriend. Suddenly Sam is hustled off to a meeting with Maggie's schoolteacher-and surprised to discover the demure Grace Chapman is unexpectedly alluring. Then he's roped into playing Santa at the annual Christmas ball, with the pretty Miss Grace by his side. It's enough to make Sam even grumpier than usual-if not for the feelings sweet Grace stirs up inside... Grace only wants to heal after her broken engagement. So why is she so charmed by the slow smile-and the surprising tenderness-of the town's sheriff? Maybe because Grace is discovering that beneath Sam's gruff exterior lies a heart as big as Texas, especially when it comes to the women in his life-like little Maggie. And now her... Which only has Grace hoping she'll be Santa's sweetheart for many seasons to come.......

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    All the colors of night

    Krentz, Jayne Ann, author.

    "North Chastain has always had the mysterious ability to channel energy through crystals. He and his father both have the ability, which is what the doctors believe is the cause of his father's sudden coma. But North knows that isn't the case. He's convinced it was brought on by an artifact his father had been looking for--and found. With his unique talent of channeling energy through crystals, North has the best chance at recovering the artifact, but he also needs someone who knows the shadowy world of crazy collectors, deceptive dealers, and dangerous raiders. Sierra Raines is looking for a fresh start after a failed gig at a major auction house. With her reputation ruined, she turns to the murky backwaters of the paranormal artifacts trade. She takes commissions to find, acquire, and transport objects that are hot commodities in the antiquities world, staying in the shadows to avoid attracting the attention of the Foundation. When North Chastain approaches her, Sierra takes him on as a client, though not without reservations. They wind up in Fogg Lake, and soon discover that they will have to trust each other in order to not only save North's father but also to survive."--Provided by publisher.....

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