Author: Lisa Kleypas

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Marrying Winterborne

Marrying Winterborne
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780062371850
  • Release: 2016-05-31
  • Author: Lisa Kleypas
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Avon Books
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A ruthless tycoon

Savage ambition has brought common-born Rhys Winterborne vast wealth and success. In business and beyond, Rhys gets exactly what he wants. And from the moment he meets the shy, aristocratic Lady Helen Ravenel, he is determined to possess her. If he must take her virtue to ensure she marries him, so much the better . . .

A sheltered beauty

Helen has had little contact with the glittering, cynical world of London society. Yet Rhys’s determined seduction awakens an intense mutual passion. Helen’s gentle upbringing belies a stubborn conviction that only she can tame her unruly husband. As Rhys’s enemies conspire against them, Helen must trust him with her darkest secret. The risks are unthinkable . . . the reward, a lifetime of incomparable bliss. And it all begins with…

Marrying Mr. Winterborne


Cold-Hearted Rake

Cold-Hearted Rake
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780062371812
  • Release: 2015-10-27
  • Author: Lisa Kleypas
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Avon Books
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Lisa Kleypas is back with a stunning new historical romance!

Readers have long waited for the return of New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas to historical romance—and now she's back with her most breathtaking yet.

A twist of fate . . .

Devon Ravenel, London's most wickedly charming rake, has just inherited an earldom. But his powerful new rank in society comes with unwanted responsibilities . . . and more than a few surprises. His estate is saddled with debt, and the late earl's three innocent sisters are still occupying the house . . . along with Kathleen, Lady Trenear, a beautiful young widow whose sharp wit and determination are a match for Devon's own.

A clash of wills . . .

Kathleen knows better than to trust a ruthless scoundrel like Devon. But the fiery attraction between them is impossible to deny—and from the first moment Devon holds her in his arms, he vows to do whatever it takes to possess her. As Kathleen finds herself yielding to his skillfully erotic seduction, only one question remains:

Can she keep from surrendering her heart to the most dangerous man she's ever known?


Brown-Eyed Girl

Brown-Eyed Girl
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780312605377
  • Release: 2015-08-11
  • Author: Lisa Kleypas
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Avery Crosslin is a talented young fashion designer with a bright future ahead of her. But when the company goes into liquidation, Avery finds herself without a job and a boyfriend who decides to leave her. When her father falls ill, Avery is by his side day and night. But one evening she notices a young man, Joe, in distress and offers to help. Their instant attraction to one another is magnetic but even though she is unexpectedly charmed by the good-looking stranger, Avery tells him that she has to leave. He asks for her name and number, but she lies and tells him she has a boyfriend. At this point in Avery's life, the last thing she wants or needs is more complications. The next day, as Avery returns to the hospital to thank the nurses for taking such good care of her father at the end of his life, one of them gives her an envelope from Joe. It is addressed to "Brown-Eyed Girl." Avery knows she wants to see Joe again but she faces a dilemma. When she learns that Joe is the man responsible for her father's death she is troubled. Is there any hope of a future for them both?


Crystal Cove - Friday Harbor, #4

Crystal Cove
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781250032072
  • Release: 2013-02-05
  • Author: Lisa Kleypas
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * Contemporary, Romantic Elements, Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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From bestselling author Lisa Kleypas comes the third book in her Friday Harbor series, Crystal Cove.

When Justine Hoffman was born her mother cast a spell to protect her from heartbreak, and as a result,  she is incapable of falling in love. Eventually Justine's irrepressible curiosity —and her wish to lead a normal life —get the better of her,  and she finds a way to temporarily block the enchantment. However, when Justine meets the mysterious Jason Black, she accidentally unleashes a storm of desire and danger that will threaten everything she holds dear . . . and together Justine and Jason discover that love is the most powerful magic of all.


Rainshadow Road - Friday Harbor

Rainshadow Road
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780312605889
  • Release: 2012-02-28
  • Author: Lisa Kleypas
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Romantic Elements, Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Lucy Marinn is a glass artist living in mystical, beautiful, Friday Harbor, Washington.  She is stunned and blindsided by the most bitter kind of betrayal:  her fiancé Kevin has left her.  His new lover is Lucy’s own sister.  

Lucy's bitterness over being dumped is multiplied by the fact that she has constantly made the wrong choices in her romantic life.  

Facing the severe disapproval of Lucy's parents, Kevin asks his friend Sam Nolan, a local vineyard owner on San Juan Island, to "romance" Lucy and hopefully loosen her up and get her over her anger. Complications ensue when Sam and Lucy begin to fall in love, Kevin has second thoughts, and Lucy discovers that the new relationship in her life began under false pretenses. Questions about love, loyalty, old patterns, mistakes, and new beginnings are explored as Lucy learns that some things in life—even after being broken—can be made into something new and beautiful.


Because You're Mine

Because You're Mine
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780380781447
  • Release: 2011-10-25
  • Author: Lisa Kleypas
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Avon Books
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"I don't care about your conscience. All I want is for you to kiss me again."

Lady Madeline Matthews would rather shame herself than sacrifice her freedom. To avoid marrying an aging, lecherous lord, she seeks out the company of Logan Scott, for a torrid affair with the notorious womanizer would surely condemn her in the eyes of good society.

In truth, Logan is an intensely private man tormented by past betrayals. Now a forward little minx, completely at sea in London's sophisticated whirl, is disrupting his life with her vibrant charm and unspoiled beauty. But when what begins with a kiss threatens to blossom into something more rapturous and real, will Logan and Madeline have the courage to drop the masks they hide behind in the name of love?


Stranger in My Arms

Stranger in My Arms
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780380781454
  • Release: 1998-07-01
  • Author: Lisa Kleypas
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Avon Books
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With those words, Lara's life turned upside down. Hunter, Earl of Hawksworth, had been lost at sea. Or so she'd been told. Their unhappy marriage--with its cold caresses and passionless kisses--was over. But now a powerful, virile man stood before her, telling secrets only a husband could know, and vowing she would once again be his wife in every way. While Lara couldn't deny that this man with smoldering dark eyes resembled Hunter, he was attentive and loving in ways he never was before. Soon she desperately wanted to believe, with every beat of her heart, that this stranger was truly her husband. But had this rake reformed--or was Lara being seduced by a cunning stranger?


Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor

Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780312605865
  • Release: October 2010
  • Author: Lisa Kleypas
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas’s new series begins during the most magical time of year

ONE LITTLE GIRL NEEDS A FAMILY
One rain-slicked night, six-year-old Holly lost the only parent she knew, her beloved mother Victoria. And since that night, she has never again spoken a word.

ONE SINGLE MAN NEEDS A WIFE
The last thing Mark Nolan needs is a six-year-old girl in his life. But he soon realizes that he will do everything he can to make her life whole again. His sister’s will gives him the instructions: There’s no other choice but you. Just start by loving her. The rest will follow.

SOMETIMES, IT TAKES A LITTLE MAGIC…
Maggie Collins doesn’t dare believe in love again, after losing her husband of one year. But she does believe in the magic of imagination. As the owner of a toy shop, she lives what she loves. And when she meets Holly Nolan, she sees a little girl in desperate need of a little magic.

…TO MAKE DREAMS COME TRUE
Three lonely people. Three lives at the crossroads. Three people who are about to discover that Christmas is the time of year when anything is possible, and when wishes have a way of finding the path home…

 


Love in the Afternoon - Hathaways Series

Love in the Afternoon
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780312605391
  • Release: 06/29/2010
  • Author: Lisa Kleypas
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Captain Christopher Phelan has been corresponding with the beautiful golden-haired Prudence Mercer while he was away fighting in the Crimean War. What he doesn't know, however, is that the woman who wrote to him is actually Prudence's best friend, Beatrix Hathaway.
 
Upon his return home to Hampshire, it becomes clear that Christopher's experiences in war have changed him.


Married by Morning - Hathaways Series

Married by Morning
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780312605384
  • Release: 2010-05-25
  • Author: Lisa Kleypas
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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For two years, Catherine Marks has been a paid companion to the Hathaway sisters--a pleasant position, with one caveat. Her charges' older brother, Leo Hathaway, is thoroughly exasperating. Cat can hardly believe that their constant arguing could mask a mutual attraction. But when one quarrel ends in a sudden kiss, Cat is shocked at her powerful response--and even more so when Leo proposes a dangerous liaison.
 
Leo must marry and produce an heir within a year to save his family home. Catherine's respectable demeanor hides a secret that would utterly destroy her. But to Leo, Cat is intriguing and infernally tempting, even to a man resolved never to love again. The danger Cat tried to outrun is about to separate them forever--unless two wary lovers can find a way to banish the shadows and give in to their desires... 


Tempt Me at Twilight - Hathaway Series #3

Tempt Me at Twilight
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780312949822
  • Release: September 22, 2009
  • Author: Lisa Kleypas
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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TEMPT ME AT TWILIGHT

He was everything she’d sworn to avoid.

Poppy Hathaway loves her unconventional family, though she longs for normalcy. Then fate leads to a meeting with Harry Rutledge, an enigmatic hotel owner and inventor with wealth, power, and a dangerous hidden life. When their flirtation compromises her own reputation, Poppy shocks everyone by accepting his proposal—only to find that her new husband offers his passion, but not his trust.

And she was everything he needed…

Harry was willing to do anything to win Poppy—except to open his heart. All his life, he has held the world at arm’s length…but the sharp, beguiling Poppy demands to be his wife in every way that matters. Still, as desire grows between them, an enemy lurks in the shadows. Now if Harry wants to keep Poppy by his side, he must forge a true union of body and soul, once and for all...


Seduce Me At Sunrise - The second in The Hathaways series

Seduce Me At Sunrise
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780312949815
  • Release: September 2008
  • Author: Lisa Kleypas
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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The second in The Hathaways series


Sugar Daddy

Sugar Daddy
  • Stars
  • Number: B000Q80SQM
  • Release: 2008-04-25
  • Author: Lisa Kleypas
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Lisa Kleypas has enthralled millions of readers with her powerfully seductive novels. Now she delivers a story featuring her most unforgettable characters yet....

SHE'S FROM THE WRONG SIDE OF THE TRACKS

Liberty Jones has dreams and determination that will take her far away from Welcome, Texas---if she can keep her wild heart from ruling her mind. Hardy Cates sees Liberty as completely off-limits. His own ambitions are bigger than Welcome, and Liberty Jones is a complication he doesn't need. But something magical and potent draws them to each other, in a dangerous attraction that is stronger than both of them.

HE'S THE ONE MAN SHE CAN'T HAVE

When Hardy leaves town to pursue his plans, Liberty finds herself alone with a young sister to raise. Soon Liberty finds herself under the spell of a billionaire tycoon---a Sugar Daddy, one might say. But the relationship goes deeper than people think, and Liberty begins to discover secrets about her own family's past.

WILL THEY FIND THEIR HEARTS' DESIRES OR WILL HEARTBREAK TEAR THEM APART?

Two men. One woman. A choice that can make her or break her. A woman you'll root for every step of the way. A love story you'll never forget.


Mine Till Midnight

Mine Till Midnight
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780312949808
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Lisa Kleypas
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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When an unexpected inheritance elevates her family to the ranks of the aristocracy, Amelia Hathaway discovers that tending to her younger sisters and wayward brother was easy compared to navigating the intricacies of the ton. Even more challenging: the attraction she feels for the tall, dark, and dangerously handsome Cam Rohan.

Wealthy beyond most men's dreams, Cam has tired of society's petty restrictions and longs to return to his "uncivilized" Gypsy roots. When the delectable Amelia appeals to him for help, he intends to offer only friendship-but intentions are no match for the desire that blindsides them both. But can a man who spurns tradition be tempted into that most time-honored arrangement: marriage? Life in London society is about to get a whole lot hotter..


Again The Magic

Again The Magic
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780380811083
  • Release: 2004-01-01
  • Author: Lisa Kleypas
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Avon Books
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She gave him her innocence . . .

Lady Aline Marsden was brought up to marry a man of her own class, but from the moment she meets John McKenna, she risks everything to be with him.

He gave her his heart

Although their love is forbidden, McKenna's passion for the beautiful Aline is too compelling to deny.

When their secret is discovered, their world is shattered. McKenna is forced to leave forever, unaware that the only reason Aline has given him up is to save him.

Now McKenna has returned, a powerful man determined to take revenge against the woman who broke his heart. But the magic between them burns as fiercely as ever . . . and as McKenna uncovers Aline's deepest secret, together they discover a love that will defy Fate itself.