When Charlotte Sawyer is unable to contact her step-sister, Jocelyn, to tell her that one her closest friends was found dead, she discovers that Jocelyn has vanished. Beautiful, brilliant - and reckless - Jocelyn has gone off the grid before, but never like this. In a desperate effort to find her, Charlotte joins forces with Max Cutler, a struggling PI who recently moved to Seattle after his previous career as a criminal profiler went down in flames - literally. Burned out, divorced and almost broke, Max needs the job.
"Not one of Krentz's best"
Georgia Chambers has spent her life sifting through other people's pasts while trying to forget her own. But then her work as an expert on fine china - especially Limoges - requires her to return to the one place she swore she'd never revisit. It's been 13 years since Georgia left her family home on the coast of Florida, and nothing much has changed except that there are fewer oysters and more tourists.
It's been thirteen years since Lucy Sheridan was in Summer River. The last time she visited her aunt Sara there, as a teenager, she'd been sent home suddenly after being dragged out of a wild party - by the guy she had a crush on, just to make it more embarrassing.
"Bad narrator, cookie cutter story"
Best friends Dave and Julia were determined never to be cliché high school kids. They even wrote their own Never List of everything they vowed they'd never, ever do in high school. Some of the rules have been easy to follow, like number five, never dye your hair a color of the rainbow, or number seven, never hook up with a teacher. But Dave has a secret: he's broken rule number eight, never pine silently after someone for the entirety of high school. It's either that or break rule number ten, never date your best friend.
"Never, Always, Sometimes"
Claire Bradford needed a wake-up call. What she didn't need was a tragic car accident. As a single mom and the owner of a successful bead shop, Claire leads a predictable life in Hope's Crossing, Colorado. So what if she has no time for romance? At least that's what she tells herself, especially when her best friend's sexy younger brother comes back to town as the new chief of police.
Counterterrorist agent Taft Walker is up for the challenge of posing as an adult store owner with a new female undercover partner who is also a sex-toy virgin. At least until he sees the real woman beneath her tough facade. Border Patrol Agent Zoe Brooks is ready to get off the front lines. She's willing to tolerate a swaggering partner like Taft for a new opportunity. But she's not prepared for the way he understands her deepest, sexiest desires.
"Burn your ears Hot!!!"
VP Sabrina McKenna has worked hard to get where she is with Gideon Hotels. When Gideon Marquez asks her to attend several important business functions, Sabrina agrees. It's only after 2 months of these functions that she realizes they've been dating. And she's fallen hard for her boss. What does she do? Ruin their working relationship? Or does she throw caution to the wind with her very handsome billionaire boss?
"Esteem building but untrustworthy"
Audrey Mills flaunts her curvaceous figure and has no qualms about her size or her love of creamy pastry. But a sexy billionaire earl would throw any girl off her game, and when Duncan, Lord Thornhill, asks her out, Audrey is definitely thrown. Regaining composure, she accepts the date and the accompanying holiday fling her adventurous side wants. She doesn't expect more than a fling, but what's a girl to do when things start to turn serious?
Eliza isn't interested in Craig's attentions beyond the platonic. They lunch, they gossip, he tells her things about her current dates she doesn't want to hear and she thinks he'll never outgrow his playboy ways. Then Craig lays down the gauntlet and informs her he intends to show her what a real seduction is. At first Eliza believes it will be a piece of chocolate-y, delicious cake to spurn his advances until he shows her a side of himself she thought was an urban legend.
Gael Brennan is about to have his heart broken when his first big relationship crumbles on the heels of his parents' painful separation. Love intervenes with the intention of setting things right - but she doesn't anticipate the intrusion of her dreaded nemesis: the Rebound. Love's plans for Gael are sidetracked by Cara, Gael's hot-sauce-wielding "dream girl". The more Love meddles, the further Gael drifts from the one girl who can help him mend his heart.
Colton "Bull" Lanier thought he had his life all figured out. His trust was hard earned. He let no one see the man inside. He didn't believe in love, and he didn't get involved. That is until she walked into his life. There's more to Steele Security's newest client, Chaise, than what meets the eye. She was in trouble, but she was also hiding something and kept her secrets close to the vest. With her life in danger, Bull reluctantly agrees to protect her and help find a missing girl.
Madeline has returned to Washington after her grandmother's mysterious death. And at her family's old, abandoned hotel, a dying man's last words convey a warning: the secrets she and Daphne believed were buried forever have been discovered. Now Madeline and Daphne will be reunited in friendship and in fear. Madeline summons Jack Rayner, and with his brother Abe's assistance a high-tech magician, the four of them will form an uneasy alliance against a killer who will stop at nothing to hide the truth.
"Another page Turner, you can't put down."
When 17-year-old Georgia's brother drowns while surfing halfway around the world in Australia, she refuses to believe Lucky's death was just bad luck. Lucky was smart. He wouldn't have surfed in waters more dangerous than he could handle. Then a stranger named Fin arrives in False Bay, claiming to have been Lucky's best friend. Soon Fin is working for Lucky's father, charming Lucky's mother, dating his girlfriend. Georgia begins to wonder: Did Fin murder Lucky in order to take over his whole life?
"Great Teenage Story"
Mariana is Alexander's only child, and the maestro has large ambitions for her. By the age of 19, she emerges as a star cellist in her own right and is seen as the inheritor of her father's genius. There are whispers that her career might well outpace his. Mariana believes the Silver Swan will one day be hers, until a stunning secret from her father's past entwines her fate and that of the Silver Swan in ways she could never have imagined.
It's Saturday, and everything is different. No, I didn't go to the market this morning, and I didn't have my usual coffee on Westerstraat. And no, I wasn't getting ready for a new semester at college. Next Monday, January 31, I have to admit myself at the hospital for my first chemotherapy session. For the next two months, I'm expected each week for a fresh shot of vincristine, etoposide, ifosfamide, and loads more exciting abracadabra.
"The Girl with Nine Wigs: A Memoir"
Caught as a teenager at a wild party, and sent home in disgrace, Lucy Sheridan is finally returning to Summer River 13 years later. Lucy now works for a private investigation firm, and Summer River is now a trendy spot in California's wine country. Mason Fletcher, has changed, too, setting up a security firm of his own. But when he and Lucy make a shocking discovery inside her aunt’s house, Mason is determined to protect her.
Hiding from her past, Grace Elland throws herself into creating a new positive life, beginning with a blind date. But her date with venture-capitalist Julius Arkwright proves to be a complete waste of time: she has nothing in common with a man who lives to make money. But perhaps Grace needs more than just romance in her life. The intense ex-marine might be the perfect man to help save herself from her past.