When rancher Mason Harper and his twin girls discover a woman on their porch wearing a wedding dress and claiming to have lost her memory, it seems to good to be true. The girls want a new mother and he needs a nanny that can put up with their rambunctious behaviour. Annie Rose Boudreaux accepts his job offer as it will keep her under her violent ex’s radar.
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Feline shifter Ivy Halliwell is sick of being stuck with loser partners at work. When Landon Donovan arrives at the Department for Covert Affairs, she’s convinced that he will turn out like all the others. The two attempt to resist their attraction for each other while they track down baddies.
They say it takes a thief to catch a thief, well in this case, it takes a couple of special agent jaguar shapeshifters to catch some naughty teen shifters who might have something to do with a missing jaguar. Agents David Patterson and Tammy Anderson track the pair to Belize but things aren’t quite as simple as they initially seemed.
Angelica Winthrop is desperate to ruin her reputation so she can avoid marriage and become a serious Gothic writer. She catches the attention of Ian Ashton, Duke of Burnrath and funnily enough, the Lord Vampire of London. He craves peace and quiet and figures marrying her will stop those pesky vampire rumours. Angelica isn’t exactly convinced however.
Pararescueman Liam McCabe is used to saving the world, one person at a time even though it is hell on relationships. He thought he had a connection with Rachel Flores when they met in Hot Zone but it fizzled out. Six months later, he finds her and her dog Disco hiding in the back of his Jeep. She stumbled across a conspiracy and someone is determined to silence her.
Austin Lanier has breezed into town to get her inherited watermelon farm ready for selling. She got a very pleasant surprise when Rye, the next door neighbour she imagined to be elderly, turned out to be a fairly hot and young. Their relationship thwarts her efforts to get a quick sale.
Genie Eden did a bad, bad thing to her former master and has been locked up in a bottle ever since as punishment. Her only companion was an egocentric cat called Obo until the owner of the antique shop where she was incarcerated decided to toss out her bottle. The garbage truck’s mechanical jaws free Eden and plop her into the path of Matt Ewing. Eden and Matt try to avoid the attention of vizier Faruq who is determined to possess Eden.
Sir Garath Solimere, a knight of Arthur’s Round Table, has been trapped inside a relic as punishment for having an affair. He is doomed to remain tethered to the bracelet until he meets his one true love. Over the years he has become very good at pleasuring the ladies so he is unpleasantly surprised that Millicent, a werepanthur, is only interested in handing his bracelet over to free her firebird friend, Nell.
I’ve been patiently waiting for the Valin’s story since we first encountered the Black Knight in Deliver Me From Darkness. His ability was just so cool. In Prince of Shadows he finally gets the chance to woo Gabriella, the vampire with a slightly tarnished heart of gold. Both of them are seeking redemption from past sins which makes for quite a Byronic tale as they try to negotiate their relationship.
Ethan deBeau, Lord Danforth is a spy for a secret organisation called “Nexus” which was created to protect Britain from Napoleon. Ethan’s contributions tend less to the battlefields and more to seducing women connected with powerful men. A relatively simple operation of finding a boy in an orphanage becomes complex when Ethan butts heads with Sydney Hunt, full-time owner of a domestic services agency and part-time spy. Neither are aware of the secret roles the other person plays which leads to a variety of humorous and dangerous situations.