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New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery has entertained millions of readers with her witty and emotional stories about women and the relationships that move them. Publisher's Weekly calls Susan's prose "luscious and provocative," and Booklist says, "Novels don't get much better than Mallery's expert blend of emotional nuance, humor and superb storytelling." While Susan appreciates the critical praise, she is most honored by the enthusiastic readers who write to tell her that her books made them laugh, made them cry, and made the world a happier place to live.

Susan lives in Seattle with her husband and her tiny but intrepid toy poodle. She's there for the coffee, not the weather.

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Christmas on 4th Street & Yours for Christmas - Fool's Gold Romance

  • Number: 9780373778997
  • Release: 2014-10-28
  • Author: Susan Mallery
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: + Contemporary, + Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Harlequin HQN

Christmas on 4th Street - originally published in 2013. This 2014 edition includes a bonus story.

There's nowhere better to spend the holidays than with New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery in the town of Fool's Gold, where love is always waiting to be unwrapped… 

Noelle Perkins just got a second chance at life, and she intends to make the most of it. That's why she's opening her own store in Fool's Gold, California. The Christmas Attic celebrates everything that's magical about her favorite season. Business is booming, and as a bonus, gorgeous army doctor Gabriel Boylan has offered to help out during the holiday rush. 

Gabriel's memories of Christmas past contain more sour grapes than sugarplums, thanks to his drill sergeant father. Spending the holidays with his family while he recuperates from an injury sounds as appetizing as last year's eggnog. Still, there are some enjoyable distractions in town, including sunny, sexy Noelle…and the red-hot mistletoe kisses they can't stop sharing. 

Gabriel didn't think he was made for happily-ever-afters. But when fate hands you a love as sweet and surprising as this, only a fool could refuse….

Christmas on 4th Street & Yours for Christmas

Until We Touch - Fool's Gold Romance, #15

  • Number: 9780373778935
  • Release: 2014-06-24
  • Author: Susan Mallery
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: + Contemporary
  • Publisher: Harlequin HQN

From New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery comes the story of secret desires finally fulfilled… 

After a family tragedy, former football hero Jack McGarry keeps the world at arm's length—a challenge now that his PR firm has moved to neighborly Fool's Gold, California. 

Larissa Owens knows where she stands—Jack sees her as just another one of the guys. No matter what her heart wishes, Jack's her boss, not her boyfriend. But then Larissa's big secret is revealed…by her mother! 

When Jack discovers the truth about Larissa's feelings, her touch suddenly becomes tantalizing, and he's not sure he wants to resist. But if he gives in to desire, heartache is sure to follow. Friendship or true love—will Jack go for the ultimate play?

Until We Touch

Before We Kiss - Fool's Gold Romance

  • Number: 9780373778812
  • Release: 2014-05-27
  • Author: Susan Mallery
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: + Contemporary
  • Publisher: Harlequin HQN

New York Times bestselling sensation Susan Mallery returns to Fool's Gold, California, where it's true that sometimes you have to kiss a few frogs… 

Former pro-football kicker Sam Ridge has notoriously bad luck with women—from cheaters to fame chasers. Still, the gorgeous brunette at the bar in Fool's Gold looks harmless—until she takes him home and he discovers a room devoted to securing a man, for life. 

Dellina Hopkins never guessed that storing gowns from a friend's bridal boutique would chase away her first and only fling. After her parents died, she skipped her "wild youth" to raise her sisters. She doesn't want forever from Sam, but one night—all night—would've been nice. 

His clean getaway gets messy when his firm hires Dellina to plan an event. As long hours lead to late nights, the two succumb to temptation again. Has Sam's luck finally changed? Or this time, will Dellina be the one to run?

Before We Kiss

When We Met

  • Number: 9780373778652
  • Release: 2014-04-29
  • Author: Susan Mallery
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: + Contemporary
  • Publisher: Harlequin HQN

New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery invites you back to Fool's Gold, where a newcomer to town might finally meet the man she never knew she needed…

Angel Whittaker earned his scars the hard way, but the scars that can't be seen are the ones that haunt him the most. Since he moved to Fool's Gold, California, he's cobbled together a life for himself as a bodyguard trainer. If he's not exactly happy, at least his heart is safe.

Working with pro-football superstars taught tough-talking PR woman Taryn Crawford one thing—she can go toe-to-toe with any man. But then dark, dangerous former Special Ops Angel targets her for seduction…and challenges her to resist his tempting kisses.

Even in four-inch heels, Taryn never backs down. Unless, somehow, Angel can convince her that surrender might feel even better than victory.

When We Met

Christmas on 4th Street - Fool's Gold Romance

  • Number: 9780373777822
  • Release: 2013-09-24
  • Author: Susan Mallery
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: + Contemporary, + Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Harlequin HQN

There's nowhere better to spend the holidays than with New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery in the town of Fool's Gold, where love is always waiting to be unwrapped… 

Noelle Perkins just got a second chance at life, and she intends to make the most of every minute. That's why she ditched a frustrating legal career to open her own store in Fool's Gold, California. The Christmas Attic celebrates everything that's magical about her favorite season. Business is booming, and as a bonus, gorgeous army doctor Gabriel Boylan has offered to help out during the holiday rush. 

Gabriel's memories of Christmas past contain more sour grapes than sugar plums, thanks to a drill sergeant father who ran his home like a boot camp. Spending the holidays with his family while he recuperates from injury sounds as appetizing as last year's eggnog. Still, there are some enjoyable distractions in town, including sunny, sexy Noelle…and the red-hot mistletoe kisses they can't stop sharing. 

Gabriel didn't think he was made for happily-ever-afters. But when fate hands you a love as sweet and surprising as this, only a fool could refuse….

Christmas on 4th Street

A Fool's Gold Christmas

  • Number: 9780373777884
  • Release: 2013-10-29
  • Author: Susan Mallery
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: + Contemporary, + Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Harlequin HQN

A classic heartwarming tale for the holidays from  New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery 

The cheer in Fool's Gold, California, is bringing out the humbug in dancer Evie Stryker. An injury has forced her to return home to her estranged family. So she won't add to the awkward scenario by falling for the charms of her brother's best friend, no matter how tempting he is. When she's recruited to stage the winter festival, she vows to do as promised, then move on, anywhere but here. 

Jaded lawyer Dante Jefferson is getting used to the town he now calls home, but the pounding of little dancers' feet above his office is more than he can take. When he confronts their gorgeous teacher, he's unprepared for their searing attraction. Evie is his best friend's sister—off-limits unless he's willing to risk his heart. Dante has always believed that love is dangerous, but that was before he had to reckon with the magic of a certain small town, where miracles do seem to happen….

A Fool's Gold Christmas

Three Little Words

  • Number: 9780373777785
  • Release: 2013-07-30
  • Author: Susan Mallery
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: + Contemporary
  • Publisher: Harlequin HQN

Can first love turn into the real deal? Anything can happen in a sizzling new Fool's Gold story from New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery. 

Isabel Beebe thinks she's cursed in the romance department. Her teenage crush, Ford Hendrix, ignored all her letters. Her husband left her for another…man. So Isabel has come home to dust off her passion for fashion and run the family bridal shop until her parents are ready to sell it. Then she'll pursue her real dreams. At least, that's the plan, until sexy, charming Ford returns and leaves her feeling fourteen all over again….. 

Seeing Isabel all grown-up hits bodyguard trainer Ford like a sucker punch. Back when heartbreak made him join the military, her sweet letters kept him sane. Now he can't take his eyes—or his lips—off her. The man who gave up on love has a reason to stay in Fool's Gold forever—if three little words can convince Isabel to do the same.

If you're a fan of Fool's Gold, you'll love Ana Raquel and Greg's delicious romance, featured in Susan Mallery's Fool's Gold Cookbook, along with her favorite recipes from the land of happy endings.

Three Little Words

All Summer Long

  • Number: 9780373776948
  • Release: 2012-07-31
  • Author: Susan Mallery
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: + Contemporary, Love Story
  • Publisher: Harlequin HQN

Can a summer fling turn into love that lasts a lifetime? 

Former underwear model turned entrepreneur Clay Stryker has loved, tragically lost and vowed that he'll never risk his heart again. After making his fortune, the youngest of the rugged Stryker brothers returns to Fool's Gold, California, to put down roots on a ranch of his own. But he's frustrated to discover that even in his hometown, people see him only for his world-famous...assets. 

Firefighter Chantal (Charlie) Dixon grew up an ugly duckling beside her delicately beautiful mother, a feeling reinforced long ago by a man who left soul-deep scars. Now she has good friends, a solid job and the itch to start a family-yet she can't move toward the future while she's haunted by painful memories. 

Clay finds an unexpected ally, and unexpected temptation, in tomboyish Charlie, the only person who sees beyond his dazzling good looks to the real man beneath. But when Charlie comes to him with an ind

All Summer Long

Summer Days - Fool's Gold

  • Number: B007JJSN9U
  • Release: 2012-05-29
  • Author: Susan Mallery
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: + Contemporary, Love Story
  • Publisher: Harlequin HQN

Locked in an unexpected land dispute, Rafe Stryker is trapped in the one place he vowed never to return to—the Castle Ranch in Fool's Gold, California. He made millions facing ruthless adversaries in the boardroom, but nothing could've prepared him to go head-to-head against stubborn, beautiful Heidi Simpson. No one is more surprised than Rafe to discover that he's finding Heidi—and life as a cowboy—much more compelling than he wants to admit.

For Heidi, the Castle Ranch is the home she's always wanted. After a life on the road, the vivacious blonde has finally put down roots. She won't give that up without a fight, not even for a man whose late-night kisses make her yearn to be a little less…wholesome.

As the two turn from passionate adversaries to passionate, period, they'll discover that summer love can last a lifetime.

Summer Days

Barefoot Season - A Blackberry Island Novel

  • Number: 9780778313380
  • Release: 2012-03-27
  • Author: Susan Mallery
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: + Contemporary, Love Story
  • Publisher: Harlequin MIRA

Michelle Sanderson may appear to be a strong, independent woman, but on the inside, she's still the wounded girl who fled home years ago. A young army vet, Michelle returns to the quaint Blackberry Island Inn to claim her inheritance and recover from the perils of war. Instead, she finds the owner's suite occupied by the last person she wants to see.

Carly Williams and Michelle were once inseparable, until a shocking betrayal destroyed their friendship. And now Carly is implicated in the financial disaster lurking behind the inn's cheerful veneer.

Single mother Carly has weathered rumors, lies and secrets for a lifetime, and is finally starting to move forward with love and life. But if the Blackberry Island Inn goes under, Carly and her daughter will go with it.

To save their livelihoods, Carly and Michelle will undertake a turbulent truce. It'll take more than a successful season to move beyond their devastating past, but with a little luck and a beautiful summer, they may just rediscover the friendship of a lifetime.

Barefoot Season

Only Mine

  • Number: 9780373775880
  • Release: 2011-07-26
  • Author: Susan Mallery
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: + Contemporary, Love Story
  • Publisher: Harlequin HQN

You can't win if you don't play...

Her town's lack of men may make headlines, but it isn't news to Dakota Hendrix. The beautiful blonde has bigger problems to deal with, such as overseeing the romance reality competition filming in Fool's Gold. Screening eligible bachelors is a difficult enough task, but Dakota hits an unexpected snag when a sexy stranger comes to town.

Finn Anderssen will do anything to keep his twin brothers— the perfect contestants— off the show. Despite Dakota's better judgment, she finds herself drawn to the mysterious outsider. Like her, Finn knows about heartbreak and how a family can fall apart, so she doesn't dare to hope for anything more than a fling. After all, even in the Land of Happy Endings, finding true love is never as easy as it looks on TV.

Only Mine

The Knitting Diaries

  • Number: 9780778329374
  • Release: 2011-03-29
  • Authors: Debbie Macomber, Christina Skye, Susan Mallery
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: + Contemporary, Fiction
  • Publisher: Harlequin MIRA

The Twenty-First Wish by Debbie Macomber

Anne Marie Roche and her adopted daughter, ten-year-old Ellen, have each written a list of twenty wishes—on which they included learning to knit. But Ellen has quietly added a twenty-first wish: that her mom will fall in love with Tim, Ellen's birth father, who's recently entered their lives….

Coming Unraveled by Susan Mallery

When Robyn Mulligan's dreams of becoming a Broadway star give way to longing for her childhood home, she returns to Texas, running her grandmother's knitting store. But the handsome, hot-tempered T. J. Passman isn't making it easy on her. If he can learn to trust Robyn, and overcome his tragic past, they just might discover a passion like no other.

Return to Summer Island by Christina Skye

After a devastating car accident, Caro McNeal is welcomed by a community of knitters on Oregon's sleepy Summer Island. She also finds meaning and purpose in the letters she exchanges with a marine serving in Afghanistan. But when life takes another unexpected turn, will Caro pick up the threads of hope, opening her heart to wherever it takes her?

The Knitting Diaries

Already Home

  • Number: 9780778329510
  • Release: 2011-03-29
  • Author: Susan Mallery
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: + Contemporary
  • Publisher: Harlequin MIRA

After nearly a decade as a sous-chef in a trendy eatery, Jenna is desperate for a change. She's supported her ex-husband's dreams for so long that she can't even remember her own. Until she sees a for-lease sign near her parents' home and envisions her very own cooking store.

Her crash course in business is aided by a streetwise store manager and Jenna's adoptive mother. But just as she's gaining a foothold in her new life, in walk her birth parents—aging hippies on a quest to reconnect with their firstborn.

Now Jenna must figure out how to reconcile the free-spirited Serenity and Tom with her traditional parents, deal with her feelings for a new love interest and decide what to do about her ex's latest outrageous request. In the end, Jenna will find that there is no perfect family, only the people we love….

Already Home

Tempting

  • Number: 9780373775217
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Susan Mallery
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: + Contemporary
  • Publisher: Harlequin HQN

After three romantic flame-outs in a year and a restaurant career going nowhere, Dani Buchanan needs a fresh start. She goes looking for her biological father, but never expects to find a senator running for president. As his long-lost "love child," Dani could seriously derail the election-something his handsome campaign manager Alex Canfield isn't going to let happen. Dani isn't about to let Alex run her life, no matter how tempting she finds him-and Alex isn't going to allow Dani to melt his cynicism, no matter how close he has to get. The last thing either of them wants is love, especially with scandals brewing and family trouble on the way. But Dani and Alex are forced to trust each other, and when trust turns to passion, the potential for disaster is only a tabloid scandal away.

Tempting

The Marcelli Princess - The Marcelli Sisters of Pleasure Road, Book 5

  • Number: 9780743499583
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Susan Mallery
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: + Contemporary
  • Publisher: Pocket Books

A smart, independent woman with a gorgeous four-year-old son, Mia Marcelli lost her one true love. Four years ago, while working undercover for the CIA, she watched Diego, the father of her unborn child, perish before her very eyes -- crumbling the world around her. But one morning she awakens to find Diego lying next to her, alive and well with an unbelievable confession: he is really Rafael, Prince of Calandria, and he had been working covertly on the same mission when they met -- his death had been staged. Utterly stunned, Mia is wary and delighted -- she may have suffered a broken heart, but her breathtakingly handsome lover is back to reignite the passion that existed between them. Little does she know that Rafael has returned to give his newfound son a proper upbringing back in Calandria -- even if it means seducing Mia into marriage. But when Rafael finds himself truly falling for this luscious beauty, he must decide between his royal duties and the woman who has claimed his heart.

The Marcelli Princess

The Marcelli Bride - The Marcelli Sisters of Pleasure Road, Book 4

  • Number: 9780743499576
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Susan Mallery
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: + Contemporary
  • Publisher: Pocket Books

USA Today bestselling author Susan Mallery returns to the idyllic setting of her sensual Marcelli sisters trilogy -- California wine country, where love and laughter flow, and where an unlikely couple discovers the one thing their hearts hunger for most: a place to call home.

The rebel of the Marcelli family, Joe never joined his sisters Katie, Francesca, and Brenna in running the winery business. Instead, he chose a life of military service. But now that this handsome, headstrong former Navy SEAL has received a new, undercover assignment -- protecting none other than the commander in chief's daughter -- he finds himself stationed back at the California vineyard he defiantly left behind. First-daughter Darcy Jensen has been placed in hiding at the Marcelli Winery after surviving a kidnapping attempt . . . and now it's Joe's job to keep the fearful, fiery beauty out of harm's way. Begrudgingly, Joe heeds his presidential order -- until "babysitting" Darcy proves to be the greatest pleasure he's ever known. How can Joe protect Darcy from danger, when he's falling dangerously in love? And can Darcy trust that Joe's intentions are true -- when no one else's have ever been?

The Marcelli Bride

Christmas in Whitehorn - Montana Mavericks: Return to Big Sky Country

  • Number: 9780373362271
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Susan Mallery
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: + Contemporary, Silhouette
  • Publisher: Silhouette

Detective Mark Kincaid was worn to the bone after his years on New York's tough city streets. Upon his return to Whitehorn, all he wanted was peace and quiet-not some sweet, adorable do-gooder messing up the sanctity of his brooding existence. His neighbor Darcy Montague was all sugar and spice, endearing herself with loaves of pumpkin bread and intimate dinners for two. Mark kept up his guard, knowing from experience that he could be hurt beyond repair. Was Darcy Montague too good to be true, or just the woman to make his heart come alive?

Christmas in Whitehorn

A Montana Mavericks Christmas - Married in Whitehorn\Born in Whitehorn

  • Number: 9780373362257
  • Release: Out Now
  • Authors: Susan Mallery, Karen Rose Smith
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: + Contemporary, + Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Silhouette

"Married in Whitehorn" by Susan Mallery

Duty-bound to protect pregnant amnesiac Angela Sheppard, Deputy Sheriff Shane McBride swore he'd never give his heart. Yet, soon he hungered to call the attractive widow his own. Was it possible a wedding-with baby!-was due for Whitehorn's brooding man in blue?

"Born in Whitehorn" by Karen Hughes

Dr. Jeremy Winters discovered he was a daddy when he came to beautiful Leah Nighthawk's rescue and delivered their tiny twins. And though the hard-hearted doctor would never deny his babies a daddy this Christmas, would he give Leah the gift of his love?

A Montana Mavericks Christmas

Falling for Gracie

  • Number: 9780373775293
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Susan Mallery
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: + Contemporary
  • Publisher: Harlequin HQN

First comes love, then comes marriage.

At least, that was Gracie's plan at the ripe old age of fourteen. She loved eighteen-year-old heartthrob Riley with a desperation that made her a town legend. Even now that she's all grown up, the locals in sleepy Los Lobos won't let her forget her youthful crush.

And how can she, when she's face-to-face with Riley at every turn? The onetime bad boy has come back to town seeking respectability-but the sparks that fly between them are anything but respectable! Gracie's determined to keep her distance, but when someone sets out to ruin both their reputations, the two discover that first love is sometimes better the second time around.

Falling for Gracie

Sweet Spot - Bakery Sisters

  • Number: 9780373775316
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Susan Mallery
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: + Contemporary
  • Publisher: Harlequin HQN

"Responsibility" should be Nicole Keyes's middle name. After all, not many people would sacrifice their lives to run the family bakery and raise a younger sibling. But with Nicole's twin sister now blissfully married and her younger sis turning out more femme fatale than girl-next-door, super reliable Nicole is getting sick of putting everyone else's needs first!

Enter Hawk. The deliciously sexy former NFL player offers Nicole a taste of the freedom she craves. Hawk may know the way, blindfolded, to her sweet spot, but Nicole's not about to let him get close enough to break her heart. Of course, she might not have a choice in the matter if Hawk's past keeps getting in the way of their present..

Sweet Spot

Sizzling

  • Number: 9780373775194
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Susan Mallery
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: + Contemporary
  • Publisher: Harlequin HQN

Reid Buchanan was always a fan favorite on the baseball diamond. But between the sheets?

A spiteful article about the former pitcher and current playboy questions his talent in the bedroom. And the newspaper's just the first bad news. Reid's grandmother Gloria's broken hip means she needs constant care-but Reid hired Nurses 1 and 2 for their bedside manner with him. So for Number 3 he chooses Lori Johnson, the first candidate who seems immune to his brand of charm.

Lori's never wasted her time with amoebas like Reid Buchanan. So why are her well-fortified defenses starting to crumble under the force of his sexy smile-and the kindness he shows her at every turn? There's only one explanation for the feelings flaring between them-chemistry. Chemistry so hot, it's sizzling!

Sizzling

Irresistible

  • Number: 9780373775101
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Susan Mallery
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: + Contemporary, Men In Uniform
  • Publisher: Harlequin HQN

When ex-Marine Walker Buchanan stops to help Elissa Towers change a tire, he tells himself it's just the neighborly thing to do. And when Elissa finds herself baking him a thank-you pie, she's just returning the favor…right?

Both of them have sworn off dating—Elissa's determined to protect her little girl, and that means ditching her taste for dangerous men…especially former Marines with dark secrets. Walker knows that he's not cut out for hearth and home…his own crazy family made sure of that. But the sparks won't stop flying between them.

Now the two are struggling to keep their relationship "just friends," but with every kiss, their rules fly out the window…

Irresistible

Sweet Trouble - Bakery Sisters

  • Number: 9780373775330
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Susan Mallery
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: + Contemporary
  • Publisher: Harlequin HQN

Jesse Keyes has done some serious growing up. With a steady job and a vibrant four-year-old son, Gabe, she's in a far better place than when she left Seattle five years ago.pregnant and misunderstood by almost everyone in her life.

Now it's time to go home and face her demons. But her sisters, Claire and Nicole, aren't exactly impressed with the new and improved Jesse. And then there's Matt, Gabe's father, who makes it clear that he never wants to see her again despite the lust that still smolders between them.

Jesse doesn't know if she can make up for all the mistakes of her past. But the promise of sweet nights with Matt might just give her the extra incentive she needs to make it worth the trouble..

Sweet Trouble

Delicious

  • Number: 9780373775200
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Susan Mallery
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: + Contemporary
  • Publisher: Harlequin HQN

Cal Buchanan needs a top-flight chef to take over his failing Seattle restaurant, The Waterfront. He can afford to hire the best in town-the only problem is that the best happens to be his ex-wife, Penny Jackson.

Penny really needs this opportunity, but she doesn't need the distraction of working with her ex. She's sworn off romance-she's even having a baby on her own. But before she knows it, the heat is on.and the attraction between her and Cal moves from a low simmer to a full boil!

The rest should be easy as pie, but a secret from Cal's past could spoil everything. Maybe it's true that too many cooks spoil the broth-or maybe two is enough to make it irresistible.

Delicious

Sweet Talk - Bakery Sisters

  • Number: 9780373775323
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Susan Mallery
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: + Contemporary
  • Publisher: Harlequin HQN

Is there anything sweeter than first love?

Don't ask Claire Keyes. The twenty-eight-year-old piano prodigy has never had a regular boyfriend, much less a real romance. Her music career has left little room for friends or family-which is just part of the reason she hasn't seen the family bakery or her two sisters in years.

But now Nicole is sick, and Jesse is AWOL. Despite the fact that Claire can't boil water, she's determined to play caretaker. Connecting with her sisters tops her to-do list.along with falling in love, or at least in lust, for the first time.

Ruggedly sexy Wyatt just might fit the bill. Although he keeps saying that he and Claire come from entirely different worlds, he lights up hotter than a bakery oven whenever Claire is near. If this keeps up, she just might sweet-talk him into her bed.and her life.

Sweet Talk

The Seductive One - The Marcelli Sisters of Pleasure Road, Book 3

  • Number: 9781416535607
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Susan Mallery
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: + Contemporary
  • Publisher: Pocket Books

For the Marcelli sisters of California wine country, the season is ripe for romance!

Of all the Marcelli sisters, the only one who dreams of running the family's winery is Brenna -- and she's about to get her chance. But taking the helm at Marcelli Winery is tougher than she bargained for -- especially when she butts heads with her grandfather, whose Old World ways dictate that a male should inherit the business. In need of some fast capital in order to prove her grandfather wrong, Brenna turns to Nic Giovanni, her family's nemesis. . . . Years ago, she ended her secret relationship with Nic, choosing loyalty to her family over the hot passion they shared. But now he's back in her life, he's loaned her a million dollars, and their feelings for each other are stronger than ever. Brenna must find out for herself: Is Nic the love of her life? Or the schemer who could topple the Marcelli dynasty -- and break her heart?

Meet the Marcelli family in a wonderful series that's warm, witty, and stunningly sensual. Look for The Sparkling One, The Sassy One, and The Marcelli Bride, all available from Pocket Star Books!

The Seductive One

High-Powered, Hot-Blooded - Harlequin Desire

  • Number: 9780373769810
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Susan Mallery
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: + Contemporary
  • Publisher: Silhouette

Mr. December: Duncan Patrick, CEO Scrooge

His Objective: Lose the "bah humbug" attitude

His Plan: Find the right (temporary) mistress

A powerful businessman, Duncan didn't like ultimatums, unless he was making them. But the board demanded his public image change. When he encountered sweet kindergarten teacher Annie McCoy, he knew she'd make him look like a perfect angel, though it would take some devilish manipulation.

Once he had Annie playing his pretend mistress, Duncan needed to make her his real-life lover. Could a grouchy CEO cultivate the charm necessary to win the woman he'd almost destroyed?

High-Powered, Hot-Blooded

The Sassy One - The Marcelli Sisters of Pleasure Road, Book 2

  • Number: 9781416535614
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Susan Mallery
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: + Contemporary
  • Publisher: Pocket Books

For the Marcelli sisters of California wine country, the season is ripe for romance!

Francesca Marcelli married at eighteen -- right on schedule, according to her warm, colorful family, who have always said a beauty like Francesca need never worry about finding love. But a few years later, finding herself on her own with a wide open future ahead of her, she pursues her educational passions -- with a risky experiment that takes her straight into the arms of playboy CEO Sam Reese. Delighted by Francesca's interest in a no-strings relationship, Sam suddenly finds himself needing her outside the bedroom when a secret from his past lands on his doorstep. But Francesca soon has a secret of her own to tell -- a bombshell that will force the diehard bachelor to show his true colors. Are there "I do"s in Sam and Francesca's future? Only if she can persuade him that home truly is where the heart finds happiness.

The Sassy One

The Sassy One - The Marcelli Sisters of Pleasure Road, Book 2

  • Number: 9780743443951
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Susan Mallery
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: + Contemporary
  • Publisher: Pocket Books

For the Marcelli sisters of California wine country, the season is ripe for romance!

Francesca Marcelli married at eighteen -- right on schedule, according to her warm, colorful family, who have always said a beauty like Francesca need never worry about finding love. But a few years later, finding herself on her own with a wide open future ahead of her, she pursues her educational passions -- with a risky experiment that takes her straight into the arms of playboy CEO Sam Reese. Delighted by Francesca's interest in a no-strings relationship, Sam suddenly finds himself needing her outside the bedroom when a secret from his past lands on his doorstep. But Francesca soon has a secret of her own to tell -- a bombshell that will force the diehard bachelor to show his true colors. Are there "I do"s in Sam and Francesca's future? Only if she can persuade him that home truly is where the heart finds happiness.

The Sassy One

Accidentally Yours

  • Number: 9780373775279
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Susan Mallery
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: + Contemporary
  • Publisher: Harlequin HQN

WANTED:

-Single mom seeks billionaire's pocketbook to fund dying son's research cure. Will seduce if necessary. Blackmail is not out of the question. Miracles welcome.

-Cynical billionaire seeks working mom with a heart of gold for PR campaign to improve his standing in the community. Must be willing to attend social events. Anyone looking for love need not apply.

It seemed like the perfect match.until the unthinkable happened.

Accidentally Yours

Sunset Bay

  • Number: 9781416567172
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Susan Mallery
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: + Contemporary
  • Publisher: Pocket Books

What if you got another chance at the life that got away?

In an emotional story brimming with wry humor, New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery pens a heartwarming tale of love, family, and a woman's journey of discovery.

L.A. accountant Megan Greene has a successful job, a handsome cardiologist fianc‚, and a doting father. Surely they make up for her estranged sister and hypochondriac mother...and a niggling sense that something, somewhere, got lost along the way. But then Megan's life falls spectacularly apart. Faced with the knowledge that neither her father nor her fianc‚ are the men she thought they were, she is loath to trust Travis -- the high school boyfriend who never quite left her heart. But his reappearance stirs dreams she once reluctantly packed away, and forces her to confront her relationship with her sister -- a bond that has been strained to the limit but has never quite broken. And amid the turmoil lies the promise of a future Megan never expected -- one that may turn out to contain everything she really needs....

Sunset Bay

Completely Smitten - Completely Smitten\Hers for the Weekend

  • Number: 9780373184880
  • Release: Out Now
  • Authors: Tanya Michaels, Susan Mallery
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: + Contemporary
  • Publisher: Harlequin

 Completely Smitten

Sheltered preacher's daughter Haley Foster ran away from her small town to do all the "bad" things she'd never done. She soon found herself in a hotel room with U.S. Marshal Kevin Harmon. But her knight in shining armor showed no interest in teaching a disappointed Haley Lovemaking 101....

Kevin had every interest in teaching the bold, beautiful virgin in front of him a few lessons in love. But his integrity--and a deep-rooted fear of commitment--kept him in check. Then an unexpected road trip with eager Haley put his resolve to the test. And soon they were both on a wild journey of discovery and setting a new course--for love.

Completely Smitten

The Best of Friends

  • Number: 9781416567189
  • Release: 2010-09-28
  • Author: Susan Mallery
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Fiction, + Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: Pocket Books

They seemed like the most unlikely of high school best friends: Quiet, studious Jayne Scott and wild and raucous Rebecca Worden. Even Rebecca's impulsive abandonment of the country did not end Jayne's links with the Worden family: After her own mother dies, she becomes the assistant and surrogate daughter of the affluent Wordens. All that changes when the ever-contentious Rebecca ends her decade-long absence and moves back into her home. Into this cauldron of uncertainty, David, the secret love of poor Jayne's life, also returns home. The end of loyalty, the beginning of love? A mass-market original paperback.

The Best of Friends

Someone Like You

  • Number: 9780373774654
  • Release: 2010-10-26
  • Author: Susan Mallery
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: + Contemporary
  • Publisher: Harlequin HQN

Jill Strathern left town for the big city and never looked back-until she returned home years later to run a small law practice. It turns out her childhood crush, Mac Kendrick, a burned-out LAPD cop, has also come back to sleepy Los Lobos. Even though Mac rejected her back in high school, Jill can't deny the attraction she still feels for him.

Now Jill and Mac are tangled in enough drama to satisfy the most jaded L.A. denizens-Mafia dons, social workers, angry exes and one very quirky eight-year-old make even the simplest romance complicated. And it all goes to prove that when it comes to affairs of the heart, there's no place like home. An unlikely pair.but a perfect match.

Someone Like You

Summer Brides

  • Number: 9780778328438
  • Release: 2010-07-27
  • Authors: Susan Wiggs, Susan Mallery, Sherryl Woods
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: + Contemporary
  • Publisher: Harlequin MIRA

Three happily-ever-afters from three of your favorite authors

The Borrowed Bride by Susan Wiggs

During her own bridal shower, Isabel Wharton is whisked away by past love Dan Black Horse to his retreat in the Cascade range. But returning to her Native roots, and Dan's loving arms, is harder than she ever imagined.

A Bridge to Dreams by Sherryl Woods

With her vacation plans foiled, Karyn Chambers realizes that her long-awaited escape must give way to staying at home in San Francisco. Little does she know her Prince Charming is right in her own backyard.

Sister of the Bride by Susan Mallery

When Katie McCormick finds out that her sister is marrying her ex, she finally agrees to a setup for the big day. To her surprise, Jackson is a catch. But when wedding catastrophe ensues, will their sparks fizzle or ignite into flames?

Summer Brides

Finding Perfect

  • Number: 9780373774685
  • Release: 2010-08-31
  • Author: Susan Mallery
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: + Contemporary
  • Publisher: Harlequin HQN

From New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Susan Mallery comes a new story set in the town of Fool’s Gold...where a planned pregnancy and an unplanned proposal will change two people’s lives forever.

When Pia O’Brian’s best friend dies, Pia expects to inherit her cherished cat. Instead, the woman leaves Pia three frozen embryos. With a disastrous track record in the romance department and the parenting skills of a hamster, Pia doesn’t think she’s meant for motherhood. But determined to do the right thing, Pia decides to become a single mother. Only to meet a gorgeous, sexy hunk the very same day.

A former foster-care kid now rich beyond his wildest dreams, Raoul Moreno runs a camp for needy children in Fool’s Gold, California. After his last relationship, Raoul thought he was done with women and commitment. Still, he can’t get sweet, sexy Pia out of his mind—and proposes a crazy plan. But can such an unconventional beginning really result in the perfect ending?

Finding Perfect

Almost Perfect - Book 2 Fools Gold series

  • Number: 9780373774906
  • Release: 2010-06-29
  • Author: Susan Mallery
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Love Story
  • Publisher: Harlequin HQN

Back in high school, Liz Sutton was the girl from the wrong side of the tracks. Then she’d stolen the heart of the most popular boy in town, and their secret romance helped her through the worst of times. Until Ethan Hendrix betrayed her and everything they’d ever meant to each other. Devastated and pregnant, Liz left Fool’s Gold, California – forever, she thought…
 
Now Liz must return to town and face the man who doesn’t know of their son’s existence. And this time she won’t have the option of making a quick getaway. Ethan and Liz can’t deny their passionate attraction, even after all these years. But will their desire be enough to spark a second chance at love?

Almost Perfect

Chasing Perfect

  • Number: 9780373774524
  • Release: 2010-04-27
  • Author: Susan Mallery
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: + Contemporary
  • Publisher: Harlequin HQN

Welcome to Fool's Gold, California, a charming community in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. There's lots to do and plenty of people to meet, especially women. Because there's just one tiny problem in Fool's Gold: the men don't seem to stick around. Maybe it's the lure of big-city life, or maybe it's plain old bad luck, but regardless of the reason, the problem has to be fixed, fast. And Charity Jones may be just the city planner to do it.

Charity's nomadic childhood has left her itching to settle down, and she immediately falls in love with all the storybook town has to offer-everything, that is, except its sexiest and most famous resident, former world-class cyclist Josh Golden. With her long list of romantic disasters, she's not about to take a chance on another bad boy, even if everyone else thinks he's perfect just the way he is. But maybe that's just what he needs-someone who knows the value of his flaws. Someone who knows that he's just chasing perfect.

Chasing Perfect

Hot on Her Heels - Lone Star Sisters

  • Number: 9780373773848
  • Release: 2009-10-27
  • Author: Susan Mallery
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: + Contemporary
  • Publisher: Harlequin HQN

Dana Birch vowed never to put herself at the mercy of a powerful man. She became a deputy so that she could take care of herself, and protect those she loved. Especially her best friends, the Titan sisters.

Twenty years ago, Garth Duncan swore revenge on Jed Titan for abandoning Garth and his mother. Now he s back to fulfill that promise, even if Jed s daughters get caught in the crosshairs. All that stands between him and his goal is Dana, her gun, and a growing passion that can t be denied...

Hot on Her Heels

Straight from the Hip - Lone Star Sisters, No. 3

  • Number: 9780373773831
  • Release: 2009-06-30
  • Author: Susan Mallery
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: + Contemporary
  • Publisher: Harlequin HQN

Izzy has always been the fearless Titan sister. But when an oil rig blows up, leaving her barely able to see, her sisters find themselves as concerned by her emotional withdrawal as by the possibility that the explosion was no accident. Are the mind games their long-lost brother Garth has been playing turning physical? Or is someone else out to get them?

When her sisters enroll her in a survivor training camp, Izzy is not happy. Nick, her instructor, is determined that she won't be left in the dark. In more ways than one. But if he tells her the terrible truth behind why he's helping her, he'll never see her again. Unless they're both willing to take the biggest risk of all.

Straight from the Hip

Lip Service - Lone Star Sisters

  • Number: 9780373773725
  • Release: 2009-05-26
  • Author: Susan Mallery
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: + Contemporary
  • Publisher: Harlequin HQN

Skye Titan's wealthy father thinks he can still dictate his daughter's choice in men. Now widowed and a single mother, Skye isn't the yes-girl she once was. Especially since the love of her life is back in Texas after eight long years. He won't like the answers to the questions he's asking. About why she left him at the altar. And about her eight-year-old daughter.

Former navy SEAL Mitch Cassidy comes home to find nearly everything different. His wounds from battle have changed the way people treat him. His cattle ranch is suddenly organic. But time hasn't touched his desire for Skye-or the sting of her betrayal. Forget lip service. He's asking that luscious mouth of hers to reveal the truth. But will Mitch be able to put the past aside to help Skye get out from under her father's thumb.and help himself recover from a broken heart?

Lip Service

Under Her Skin

  • Number: B0027KRSZQ
  • Release: 2009-05-01
  • Author: Susan Mallery
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: + Contemporary
  • Publisher: Harlequin HQN

Lexi Titan can just see the headlines. All of Titanville will be buzzing. Not that she has any other choice. Faced with exactly thirty days to come up with two million dollars, she is out of options. Marry Cruz Rodriguez or lose everything--the successful day spa she built herself, her tyrant of a father's respect. And the long-standing competition with her sisters for the family business.

Cruz has money, success, smoldering good looks--everything but the blue blood needed to become a true member of Texas society. If Lexi agrees to be his fianc‚e for six months, lending him her famous father's influence and connections, he'll hand her a check on the spot. And in six months they'll go their separate ways.

But neither one is prepared for their long-ago shared passion to throw a wrench into what would seem to be the perfect deal....

Under Her Skin

The Sheikh's Kidnapped Bride - Desert Rogues

  • Number: B000SWV6A8
  • Release: 2007-07-01
  • Author: Susan Mallery
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: + Contemporary, * ROM: Sheik / Middle East
  • Publisher: Silhouette

Swept away by the passionate Prince Khalil Khan, Dora Nelson reveled in her new fairy-tale life as princess of El Bahar. But once she learned that the love and affection Khalil had showered her with were a sham, she refused to bend to his will. For he'd tricked her, and she couldn't forgive him....

But she also couldn't stop loving him. More than anything else, Dora wanted a happy home and an adoring husband. Still, when Dora's feistiness met Khalil's arrogance, sparks flew. And unless Dora and Khalil agreed to meet halfway, this fiery marriage threatened to consume them both!

The Sheikh's Kidnapped Bride

Sweet Success

  • Number: 9780743405959
  • Release: 2001-05-01
  • Author: Susan Mallery
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: + Contemporary
  • Publisher: Pocket Books

Bestselling author Susan Mallery awakens the senses -- and fills the heart with warmth and laughter -- in this tantalizing novel of love's richest rewards.

The free-spirited owner of a booming chocolate emporium in Santa Magdelana, California, Allison Thomas is out to save the world -- one truffle at a time. Everyone adores Ali -- who wouldn't love a lady who sneaks midnight chocolate deliveries to the local health spa? And even if a string of crumbled relationships have put romance on hold, Ali's perfectly content with her life and her high-flying career. That is, until the mysterious Matt Baker stirs up her world....New to town, Matt quickly gets under her skin and leads her into temptation. But neither love nor chocolate seems to melt Matt's icy heart. Now, in a unique setting where luscious desserts, sweet wine, and fresh ocean breezes intoxicate the soul, it may prove impossible for either of them to resist this seductive recipe for a wondrously indulgent passion!

Sweet Success

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