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    The Miseducation of Evie Epworth by Matson Taylor

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    From the back of The Miseducation of Evie Epworth:

    July, 1962

    Sixteen year-old Evie Epworth stands on the cusp of womanhood. But what kind of a woman will she become?

    The fastest milk bottle-delivery girl in East Yorkshire, Evie is tall as a tree and hot as the desert sand. She dreams of an independent life lived under the bright lights of London (or Leeds). The two posters of Adam Faith on her bedroom wall (‘brooding Adam’ and ‘sophisticated Adam’) offer wise counsel about a future beyond rural East Yorkshire. Her role models are Charlotte Bronte, Shirley MacLaine and the Queen. But, before she can decide on a career, she must first deal with the malign presence of her future step-mother, the manipulative and money-grubbing Christine.

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    The Billionaire Needs a Bodyguard by Ravina Hilliard

    The Billionaire Needs a BodyguardSummary

    From the back of The Billionaire Needs a Bodyguard:

    Desire is the deadliest weapon…
    Alexandra “Lex” Granger surrounds herself with wealthy, powerful businessmen. But she’s no gold-digger… She’s a highly trained private security consultant. And she gives the term ‘undercover’ new meaning when she poses as a high-priced escort to protect her new client, Michael Thornton.

    There’s just one problem with her plan… 

    Michael doesn’t know the truth. Despite the death threats he’s received, the last thing this handsome billionaire wants is a bodyguard. He’s convinced Lex is really a grifter, a femme fatale who scams rich men for everything that she can get. But before the assignment even begins in earnest, sparks fly and their mutual attraction threatens to distract Liz from doing her job. And she can’t have that, can she?

    Even as they flirt with danger in the romantic city of Copenhagen, Lex and Mike embark on a turbulent affair. And Mike realizes that his seductive guardian has awakened a passion in him unlike anything he’s ever felt before. Lex has always lived by one rule – never fall in love with the client. But trapped between temptation and danger, she’s about to put that rule to the ultimate test…

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    Salt + Stilettos by Janet Walden-West

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    From the back of Salt + Stilettos:

    Trading her red-dirt roots for the title of Miami’s go-to image consultant, Brett Fontaine refuses to let anything jeopardize her new life.

    …Not an influential client-turned-stalker who’s up for parole…

    …Not post-kidnapping panic attacks…

    …And certainly not the stubborn, attention-phobic chef with the tempting tataus she’s been challenged to transform into a celeb in ninety days.

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    A Puppy and a Christmas Proposal by Louisa George

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    From the back of A Puppy and a Christmas Proposal:

    Her ex-fiancé…
    …is giving her paws for thought!

    Alex Norton devastated Beth Masters when he told her he could no longer marry her. The last thing she wants this Christmas is to come face-to-face with him, clutching an adorable puppy! Warm-hearted vet Beth can’t say no to a four-legged patient in need but she’ll need to guard her damaged heart from delicious doc Alex. Which becomes impossible when he finally reveals the reason why he left…

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    Bear Best Friend by Liam Livings

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    From the back of Bear Best Friend: Dan proves too camp for his boyfriend Tom and is single once more. Burly bear Brian is relieved Dan’s finally rid of Tom-the-bully. Snowed into a cottage over Christmas, emotions reach boiling point. With the help of no-nonsense best friends, time apart, lots of gin and sadness, and two huge leaps of faith, they begin a bumpy journey from friends to lovers. Bear Best Friend is a sweet opposites-attract, friends to lovers stand-alone gay romance novella about learning to love yourself and finding the special someone who appreciates you for being you. A Sweet Christmas Gay Romance.

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    A Mistletoe Miracle by Emma Jackson

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    From the back of A Mistletoe Miracle:

    At the Everdene Hotel, snowflakes, romance and mayhem are in the air…

    A cosy hotel in a sleepy, snow-covered village should be the perfect setting for a Christmas to remember… But for Bethreturning to her childhood home after a disastrous break-up looks more like a festive fiasco.

    With her mum stranded in a blizzard and most of the hotel staff off sick, Beth is forced to take the reins, impress a mystery hotel reviewer, and somehow find a way to work with Nickthe very grumpy – and very gorgeous – pilot who is staying for the holidays.

    Between mince pie emergencies, deadly decorations, and two dozen disgruntled guests, Beth might just find a miracle under the mistletoe this Christmas…

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    A Convenient Marriage by Jeevani Charika

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    From the back of A Convenient Marriage:

    It was the perfect marriage… until they fell in love.

    Chaya is a young woman torn between her duty to family and her life in the UK. While her traditional Sri Lankan parents want her to settle down into marriage, what they don’t know is that Chaya has turned away the one true love of her life, Noah, terrified of their disapproval.

    Gimhana is hiding his sexuality from his family. It’s easy enough to pretend he’s straight when he lives half a world away in the UK. But it’s getting harder and harder to turn down the potential brides his parents keep finding for him.

    When Chaya and Gimhana meet, a marriage of convenience seems like the perfect solution to their problems. Together they have everything – friendship, stability and their parents’ approval. But when both Chaya and Gimhana find themselves falling in love outside of their marriage, they’re left with an impossible decision – risk everything they’ve built together, or finally follow their heart?

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    Road Trip with the Best Man by Sophie Pembroke

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    From the back of Road Trip with the Best Man:

    A jilted bride, a best man…
    And a journey that will change their lives!

    With her dream wedding in tatters, Dawn Featherington resolves to track down her errant groom and demand answers. But not trusting her intentions, billionaire best man Cooper Edwards refuses to let her go alone. But with each passing mile, Cooper begins to realise they could be on the road to happy-ever-after!

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    The Second Life of Nathan Jones by David Atkinson

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    From the back of The Second Life of Nathan Jones:

    Getting hit by a bus was the best thing that ever happened to him…

    When one wrong step – and the poor timing of the number 19 bus – send Nathan Jones to the Edinburgh morgue his story should have ended…but then he went and woke up.

    Returned to real life Nathan finds a wife disappointed that he’s miraculously returned from the dead and an unshakeable attraction for mortuary technician Kat – the woman who brought him back to life, in more ways than one.

    Now, as his world implodes and Kat leads him down an unexpected path, Nathan somehow finds himself having the time of his second life…