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The Secrets of Sunshine

The Secrets of Sunshine

Author: Phaedra Patrick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

'A wonderfully hope-filled story' Sarah Haywood, bestselling author of The Cactus A single father gets an unexpected second chance at love in the heart-warming new novel from the bestselling author of The Library of Lost and Found. Single dad Mitchell Fisher has said a firm goodbye to romance. He relishes his job cutting off the padlocks that couples fasten to his hometown's famous 'love story' bridge. Only his young daughter Poppy knows that behind his prickly veneer, Mitchell is deeply lonely - and he still grieves the loss of her mother. Then one hot summer's day, everything changes when Mitchell bravely rescues a woman who falls from the bridge into the river. He's surprised to feel an unexpected connection to her, but then she disappears. Desperate to find the mysterious woman, Mitchell teams up with her spirited sister Liza to see if she's left any clues behind. There's just one - a secret message on the padlock she left on love story bridge... Brimming with Phaedra Patrick's signature charm and a sparkling cast of characters, The Secrets of Sunshine follows one man's journey to unlock his heart and discover new beginnings in the unlikeliest places. *** Praise for Phaedra Patrick: 'A gem of a book. I loved it.' Sarah Morgan, Sunday Times bestseller 'A charming story of self-discovery.' Hello! 'Wonderful... the perfect summer read.' Woman 'A charming story with thought-provoking themes.' Candis 'A feel-good story with oodles of charm.' The Daily Mail 'This book is a balm for the soul and the heart.' The Sun 'Eccentric, charming and wise, this will illuminate your heart.' Nina George, author of The Little Paris Bookshop

Upstairs Downstairs Temptation / Hot Nashville Nights Upstairs Downstairs Temptation (the Men of Stone River) / Hot Nashville Nights (Daughters of Country)

Upstairs Downstairs Temptation / Hot Nashville Nights Upstairs Downstairs Temptation (the Men of Stone River) / Hot Nashville Nights (Daughters of Country)

Author: Janice Maynard, Sheri WhiteFeather Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

Upstairs Downstairs Temptation by Janice Maynard You want to kiss me? He should say no... Billionaire Farrell Stone needs a live-in housekeeper. Single mother Ivy Danby needs a job to support her baby daughter. Both problems solved. Except Ivy fascinates Farrell, more than any employee should. Would one sizzling night with Ivy be a huge mistake... or the fresh start they both need? Hot Nashville Nights by Sheri WhiteFeather I'm about to reunite with the lover from my past... But this time, it's strictly business! Alice McKenzie's career is taking off, thanks to her latest job: Cleaning up the image of one of Nashville's hottest stars. The trouble is, songwriter Spencer Riggs and Alice once were lovers. They can't hide their mutual desire. But Alice is not the wild child she was five years ago. And there's something Spencer isn't saying...

Cinderella's Royal Secret / His Innocent's Passionate Awakening Cinderella's Royal Secret (Once Upon a Temptation) / His Innocent's Passionate Awakening (Once Upon a Temptation)

Cinderella's Royal Secret / His Innocent's Passionate Awakening Cinderella's Royal Secret (Once Upon a Temptation) / His Innocent's Passionate Awakening (Once Upon a Temptation)

Author: Lynne Graham, Melanie Milburne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

Bound by her nine-month surprise! For innocent cleaner Izzy, accidentally interrupting her most exclusive client, Sheikh Rafiq, coming out of the shower is mortifying...and yet their instantaneous attraction leads to the most amazing night of her life! But then she does a pregnancy test... Untouched...until the Italian's proposal! If there's a chance that marrying Artie will give his grandfather the will to live Luca must do it. But he's determined to resist temptation... Until their scorching wedding kiss stirs this beauty into sensual new life!

Gorgeous Greeks: Playing Her Games Playing by the Greek's Rules (Puffin Island) / Changing Constantinou's Game / Falling for Dr Dimitriou

Gorgeous Greeks: Playing Her Games Playing by the Greek's Rules (Puffin Island) / Changing Constantinou's Game / Falling for Dr Dimitriou

Author: Sarah Morgan, Jennifer Hayward, Anne Fraser Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

Dark Secrets Lily Rose craves a fairy-tale love, but in her experience it always ends in heartbreak. So now Lily's trying a different approach-a fling with her boss, infamous Greek playboy Nik Zervakis! It starts as a sensual game, but can Lily stick to Nik's rules? And what's more, can he? * Alexios Constantinou is notorious for his lethal charm, and doesn't waste the opportunity on reporter Isabel Peters! But Isabel's next story is Alex, and the closer she gets the closer she comes to discovering his secret. Now, with everything at stake, he'll need a whole new game plan... * Dr Katherine Burns has escaped to Greece to grieve. Yet her new sanctuary is disrupted by Dr Alexander Dimitriou. Katherine soon finds herself being swept away by this gorgeous man and his adorable young daughter. But falling for Alexander means Katherine can't hide from her old life forever...

Mistresses: Mistress Of Convenience After the Greek Affair (After Hours with the Greek) / the Playboy's Proposition / Money Man's Fiancee Negotiation

Mistresses: Mistress Of Convenience After the Greek Affair (After Hours with the Greek) / the Playboy's Proposition / Money Man's Fiancee Negotiation

Author: Chantelle Shaw, Leanne Banks, Michelle Celmer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

His Heart's Desire Billionaire tycoon Loukas Christakis doesn't trust women. So when Belle Andersen comes to work on his island she is an unexpected temptation. But what starts out as a convenient, short term affair, ends up with very real consequences... * After an extraordinarily passionate night together, Michael Medici wants more from Bella St. Clair. Too bad he'd just acquired her family's business-and she despises him. So Michael makes an offer: Become his mistress, and she'll regain the company. But Bella turns out to be more than this Medici bargained for... * Finally, after an intensive search Ash Williams had found his runaway mistress. Melody Trent couldn't even remember him, but Ash was determined to discover the truth. Had he fathered her child? The only way to solve this...to make her his fiancee!

The Ceo, The Puppy And Me / The Texan's Baby Bombshell The CEO, the Puppy and Me (the Bartolini Legacy) / the Texan's Baby Bombshell (the Fortunes of Texas: Rambling Rose)

The Ceo, The Puppy And Me / The Texan's Baby Bombshell The CEO, the Puppy and Me (the Bartolini Legacy) / the Texan's Baby Bombshell (the Fortunes of Texas: Rambling Rose)

Author: Jennifer Faye, Allison Leigh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

The CEO, the Puppy and Me by Jennifer Faye Has the search for her past... helped her find her future? Gia Bartolini's searching for her real father on the island of Lapri but is immediately side-tracked rescuing a trapped puppy, and falling straight into the arms of alluring Riccardo Moretti! Her passion for the all-business CEO burns bright. Could it be that in uncovering her roots, Gia has found her true love? The Texan's Baby Bombshell by Allison Leigh She can't remember her past ...except him When Baby Linus's missing mother Laurel Hudson is found-alive but suffering from amnesia-Adam Fortune will do whatever it takes to reunite mother and son, even if it means a road trip in extremely close quarters. But will the long journey home remind Laurel how much they truly share?

A Dozen Second Chances

A Dozen Second Chances

Author: Kate Field Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

What are the chances that twelve little tokens could change a life? Seventeen years ago, Eve Roberts had the wonderful life she'd always dreamed of: a degree in archaeology, a gorgeous boyfriend, and exciting plans to travel the world with him, working on digs. But when her sister Faye died, the life Eve knew ended too. Faye's daughter Caitlyn came to live with Eve, her boyfriend left, and she quickly gave up on her dreams. Now approaching her fortieth birthday, Eve faces the prospect of an empty nest as Caitlyn is leaving home. Caitlyn gives Eve a set of twelve 'Be Kind to Yourself' vouchers, telling her that she has to start living for herself again, and that she should fill one in every time she does something to treat herself. With her very first voucher, Eve's life will change its course. But with eleven more vouchers to go, can Eve learn to put herself first and follow the dreams she's kept secret for so long? Because life is for living - and as she well knows, it's too short to waste even a moment... What readers are saying about A Dozen Second Chances: 'Leaves you with a tremendous sense of warmth and satisfaction, a journey accomplished - and with an enormous smile on your face.' 'This book starts off like you're on a slow boat ride down a calm river and gradually builds until it feels like you flying down thundering rapids' 'Kate Field's writing is touching, uplifting and emotionally engaging and I loved reading this book.' 'A gorgeous, heartfelt and emotional read. I loved it.' 'If you're looking for a romantic read that is heart-warming, thought provoking and simply gorgeous, then you'll love A Dozen Second Chances.'

Scandalous Engagement / Back In His Ex's Bed Scandalous Engagement (Lockwood Lightning) / Back in His Ex's Bed (Murphy International)

Scandalous Engagement / Back In His Ex's Bed Scandalous Engagement (Lockwood Lightning) / Back in His Ex's Bed (Murphy International)

Author: Jules Bennett, Joss Wood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

Scandalous Engagement by Jules Bennett Their engagement may be fake.... But the chemistry is real as it gets! Josie Coleman has the perfect plan to get rid of her bothersome ex-husband: Pretend she's about to marry again. But her fake engagement to her best friend Reese Conrad isn't going as expected. With steamy kisses their simple plan leads to very complicated feelings. But that isn't the only surprise Reese has in store.... Back in His Ex's Bed by Joss Wood When one impulsive moment leads to another... It's been nine years since Finn Murphy's marriage combusted, but his attraction to art dealer Bhea Jenkinson has never dimmed. When work lands them together in a London hotel, Finn hopes a casual affair will satisfy his yearnings. But he quickly discovers he and his ex have a lot of unfinished business...

The Price Of Passion / Forbidden Lust The Price of Passion / Forbidden Lust (Dynasties: Seven Sins)

The Price Of Passion / Forbidden Lust The Price of Passion / Forbidden Lust (Dynasties: Seven Sins)

Author: Maureen Child, Karen Booth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

The Price of Passion by Maureen Child Broken trust is hard to rebuild. But temptation is even harder to deny... Camden Guthrie is determined to join the prestigious Texas Cattlemen's Club. To become a member, the widower needs help from Beth Wingate, the woman who broke his heart fifteen years ago. Their attraction flares as strong as ever-but will long-buried secrets threaten a future with Beth all over again? Forbidden Lust by Karen Booth Next stop, paradise- With the man of her forbidden fantasies? As her brother's best friend, Zane Patterson has always been off limits for Allison Randall. But when a storm strands them together, neither can hold back. Everything Allison dreamed of is finally in reach...until unwelcome revelations threaten a rude awakening!

The Billionaire's Island Bride / Coming To A Crossroads The Billionaire's Island Bride (South Shore Billionaires) / Coming to a Crossroads (Matchmaking Mamas)

The Billionaire's Island Bride / Coming To A Crossroads The Billionaire's Island Bride (South Shore Billionaires) / Coming to a Crossroads (Matchmaking Mamas)

Author: Donna Alward, Marie Ferrarella Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

The Billionaire's Island Bride by Donna Alward She can't resist him... ...but can she trust him? Brooklyn Graves'peaceful existence is threatened when billionaire Cole Abbott wants to buy her corner of their shared private island. She'll never sell! But she quickly comes to enjoy her time with Cole... And Brooklyn soon realises she wants something from him money can't buy - his love. Coming to a Crossroads by Marie Ferrarella He needed a ride. Not a wife.... When Dr Ethan O'Neil becomes Liz Bellamy's rideshare customer, she sees an end to her financial problems. Yet the handsome doctor isn't her usual fare. Kind, witty, but emotionally guarded, Ethan thinks love walked out years ago... Until his unlikely connection with his beautiful, hardworking chauffer.

Beauty And Her One-Night Baby / Claimed In The Italian's Castle Beauty and Her One-Night Baby (Once Upon a Temptation) / Claimed in the Italian's Castle (Once Upon a Temptation)

Beauty And Her One-Night Baby / Claimed In The Italian's Castle Beauty and Her One-Night Baby (Once Upon a Temptation) / Claimed in the Italian's Castle (Once Upon a Temptation)

Author: Dani Collins, Caitlin Crews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

The irresistible beast in the bedroom! The first time Scarlett sees Javiero after their impassioned night together she's in labour with his baby! But she won't accept empty vows-even if she can't forget the pleasure they shared...and could share again! Will she choose to love him? Innocent piano-playing Angelina must marry enigmatic Benedetto Franceschi, and she should be terrified-his reputation precedes him. But their electrifying chemistry forges an unspoken connection...does she dare hope he could become the husband she deserves?

Very Nearly Normal

Very Nearly Normal

Author: Hannah Sunderland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

'Delightfully romantic' ISABELLE BROOM 'A compelling, quirky love story' MIRANDA DICKINSON Effie's not perfect. Neither is Theo. But together, they're pretty close. Matilda 'Effie' Heaton has always felt like she's swimming against the tide. Everyone around her has life sorted, but Effie's living with her parents and crying into a wine bottle at night. The only thing she loves is her job at a bookshop, where she can lose herself in other people's stories. But then she meets Theo, who knows only too well that life isn't something to take for granted. Because Theo has a life-changing secret, and as Effie starts to realise that she's falling in love instead of falling apart, fate steps in and deals her a new hand. And this time, the stakes are high. A gorgeous, heart-breaking read for fans of Jojo Moyes and Gail Honeyman.