Wind River Lawman by Lindsay McKennaWhat it is: the 6th installment of the steamy and suspenseful Wind River Valley series.
What happens: Although she hired Dawson Callahan to assist her grandmother, Sheriff Sarah Carter soon discovers that the cattle wrangler and former Navy medic is exactly the man she wants by her side as she battles a local drug kingpin.
Read it for: a vividly rendered Wyoming setting, sympathetic characters, and an adrenaline-fueled plot.
All I Want for Halloween by Marie HarteWho was that masked man? That's what Sadie Liberato wants to know after making out with a sexy stranger at a Halloween party. Meanwhile, Harrison "Gear" Blackstone, former host of local TV show Motorcycle Madnezz isn't looking for a relationship, yet can't stop thinking about the mystery woman he kissed...
Why you might like it: If you prefer tricks and treats to mistletoe in your holiday-themed romances, check out this sassy stand-alone by the author of the Body Shop Bad Boys series.
Duke of Pleasure by Elizabeth HoytWho's that girl? By day, errand "boy" Alf does odd jobs throughout Georgian London, but at night Alfreda McNally dons a harlequin costume to fight crime as the Ghost of St. Giles.
What happens: When Alf saves the life of Hugh Fitzroy, the Duke of Kyle, he hires her to gather information on the Lords of Chaos, a dangerous secret society. Their investigation brings them too close for comfort.
Series alert: This 12th installment of the Maiden Lane series gives two supporting characters their own story. Alf first appeared in Lord of Darkness, while Hugh made his debut in Duke of Sin.
Forever Your Earl by Eva LeighWhat happens: A fixture of the scandal sheets, Daniel Balfour, the Earl of Ashford, offers newspaper editor Eleanor Hawke an exclusive opportunity to shadow him and report on how he actually spends his days -- and nights!
Series alert: Forever Your Earl kicks off the Wicked Quills of London series.
You might also like: Maya Rodale's Writing Girls series, whose romances unfold against the backdrop of Regency-era tabloid scandals.
The Librarian and the Spy by Susan MannIntroducing: reference librarian Quinn Ellington, and James Lockwood, the British insurance agent who's secretly an American spy.
What happens: Following a meet-cute at the library, Quinn proves to James that her research skills are more than up to the task of helping him locate a hidden cache of weapons sought by nefarious arms dealers.
Why you might like it: This fast-paced 1st book in the Librarian/Spy Escapades sends its likable leads on a romantic thrill-ride.
Going Dark by Monica McCartyWhat it's about: While protesting an offshore drilling project in the Outer Hebrides, marine ecologist Annie Henderson meets sexy boat captain "Dan Warren." While a bit of mystery can certainly add spice to a relationship, discovering Dan's true identity could get Annie killed.
Series alert: Going Dark is the 1st book in the Lost Platoon series, about a group of Navy SEALS who "vanish" after a covert op goes awry.
For fans of: Julie Ann Walker's Deep Six novels, featuring a group of semi-retired Navy SEALS whose salvage operation provides convenient cover for their dangerous exploits.
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