A Dark Lure by Loreth Anne White
Twelve years ago, Sarah Baker was abducted by the Watt Lake
Killer and sexually assaulted for months before managing to
escape. The killer was caught, but Sarah lost everything: her
marriage, her child, and the life she loved.
with PTSD, Sarah changes her name to Olivia West and finds
sanctuary working on Broken Bar Ranch. But as her scars finally
begin to heal, a cop involved with her horrific case remains
convinced the Watt Lake Killer is still out there. He sets a
lure for the murderer, and a fresh body is discovered. Now
Olivia must face the impossible—could the butcher be back, this
time to finish the job?
Adored by Lexi Blake
A man who gave up on love
Mitch Bradford is an
intimidating man. In his professional life, he has a reputation
for demolishing his opponents in the courtroom. At the exclusive
BDSM club Sanctum, he prefers disciplining pretty submissives
with no strings attached. In his line of work, there’s no time
for a healthy relationship. After a few failed attempts, he
knows he’s not good for any woman—especially not his best
A woman who always gets what she wants
Laurel Daley knows what she wants, and her sights are
set on Mitch. He’s smart and sexy, and it doesn’t matter that
he’s a few years older and has a couple of bitter ex-wives.
Watching him in action at work and at play, she knows he just
needs a little polish to make some woman the perfect lover. She
intends to be that woman, but first she has to show him how good
it could be.
A killer lurking in the shadows
When an unexpected turn of events throws the two together, Mitch
and Laurel are confronted with the perfect opportunity to
explore their mutual desire. Night after night of being close
breaks down Mitch’s defenses. The more he sees of Laurel, the
more he knows he wants her. Unfortunately, someone else has
their eyes on Laurel and they have murder in mind.
In the Land of the Long White Cloud by Sarah Lark
Helen Davenport, governess for a wealthy London household,
longs for a family of her own—but nearing her late twenties, she
knows her prospects are dim. Then she spots an advertisement
seeking young women to marry New Zealand’s honorable bachelors
and begins an affectionate correspondence with a gentleman
farmer. When her church offers to pay her travels under an
unusual arrangement, she jumps at the opportunity.
Meanwhile, not far away in Wales, beautiful and daring Gwyneira
Silkham, daughter of a wealthy sheep breeder, is bored with high
society. But when a mysterious New Zealand baron deals her
father an unlucky blackjack hand, Gwyn’s hand in marriage is
suddenly on the table. Her family is outraged, but Gwyn is
thrilled to escape the life laid out for her.
women meet on the ship to Christchurch—Helen traveling in
steerage, Gwyn first class—and become unlikely friends. When
their new husbands turn out to be very different than expected,
the women must help one another find the life—and love—they’d
Set against the backdrop of colonial
nineteenth-century New Zealand, In the Land of the Long White
Cloud is a soaring saga of friendship, romance, and