May 2011 Paperbacks

  Freedom’s Price by Suzanne Brockmann

Could a revolutionary used to running wild win the heart of a world-weary journalist? Liam Bartlett had nearly lost his life in San Salustiano, and for five years the correspondent had done his best to silence his ghosts. But when Marisala Bolivar arrived in Boston, all his memories returned—along with a white-hot hunger for the young rebel who’d hidden him and kept him alive! Marisala ached for Liam’s touch, so long forbidden but now hers to fight for with a woman’s fierce need. Could a love once forged in fire at last burn true? In this unforgettably sensual love story, Suzanne Brockmann creates a portrait of two daredevil survivors, tested by sorrow and bound by destiny to heal each other’s wounds. A flame who beckoned him out of the darkness, she understood his pain as no one ever would, but could he soothe her hidden scars by offering her his soul?

  Homicide in Hardcover by Kate Carlisle

Murder is always a bestseller…first in the new bibliophile mystery series! The streets of San Francisco would be lined with hardcovers if rare book expert Brooklyn Wainwright had her way. And her mentor wouldn’t be lying in a pool of his own blood on the eve of a celebration for his latest book restoration. With his final breath he leaves Brooklyn a cryptic message, and gives her a priceless and supposedly cursed copy of Goethe’s  Faust for safekeeping. Brooklyn suddenly finds herself accused of murder and theft, thanks to the humorless but attractive British security officer who finds her kneeling over the body. Now she has to read the clues left behind by her mentor if she is going to restore justice.

  The Lies That Bind by Kate Carlisle

Book restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright returns to San Francisco to teach a bookbinding class, but the program’s director is a horrendous host. After the woman is murdered, Brooklyn is bound and determined to investigate.

  If Books Could Kill by Kate Carlisle

Murder is easy-on paper. Book restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright is attending the world- renowned Book Fair when her ex Kyle shows up with a bombshell. He has an original copy of a scandalous text that could change history-and humiliate the beloved British monarchy. When Kyle turns up dead, the police are convinced Brooklyn’s the culprit. But with an entire convention of suspects, Brooklyn’s conducting her own investigation to find out if the motive for murder was a 200-year-old secret-or something much more personal.

  The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connolly

Representing the system’s most unsavory characters in his work as a criminal defense lawyer, jaded attorney Mickey Haller takes on his first high-paying and possibly innocent client in years, but finds the case complicated by sinister events that suggest the workings of a particularly evil perpetrator.

  The Scent of Jasmine by Jude Devereaux

Charleston, 1799: A daughter of Southern gentility and a gifted painter, Catherine Edilean Harcourt has no lack of suitors at home in Virginia, waiting to fulfill her dream of marriage and family. But Cay’s adventurous spirit, fostered by growing up with her three brothers, is piqued while visiting her godfather in South Carolina. Bedridden with a broken leg, he asks Cay to fill in for him on an urgent task: on her way to a fancy dress ball, she must deliver a packed horse to an old friend’s son—who also happens to be an escaped convict charged with murdering his wife! Cay agrees to the plan, which doesn’t go at all as planned . . . whereupon she finds herself fleeing Alexander McDowell’s captors, riding blind into the night with the fugitive Scotsman. Though she should fear him, Cay finds herself overwhelmingly attracted to Alex, and drawn into his tale of misguided justice and his innocence as they seek refuge in the steamy Florida everglades. Will trusting him be the worst mistake of her life? Or will falling in love be the salvation both of them have been looking for?

  The Night She Got Lucky by Susan Donovan

Members of a dog-walking group vow to find happiness without men in their lives. Who needs a reckless man when there is the love of a loyal dog? But when Ginger Hanson meets a sexy photographer, all bets are off.

  Playing for Pizza by John Grisham

Rick Dockery was the third-string quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. In the AFC Championship game, to the surprise and dismay of virtually everyone, Rick actually got into the game. With a 17-point lead and just minutes to go, Rick provided what was arguably the worst single performance in the history of the NFL. Overnight, he became a national laughingstock-and was immediately cut by the Browns and shunned by all other teams. But all Rick knows is football, and he insists that his agent find a team that needs him. Against enormous odds, Rick finally gets a job-as the starting quarterback for the Mighty Panthers . . . of Parma, Italy. The Parma Panthers desperately want a former NFL player-any former NFL player-at their helm. And now they’ve got Rick, who knows nothing about Parma (not even where it is) and doesn’t speak a word of Italian. To say that Italy-the land of fine wines, extremely small cars, and football americano-holds a few surprises for Rick Dockery would be something of an understatement. . . .

  Chasing Perfect by Susan Mallery

When she settles down in Fool’s Gold, California, city planner Charity Jones, who has a past rife with romantic disasters, is tempted to take a chance on the town’s most famous resident, former world-class cyclist Josh Golden.

  Code Name: Blondie by Christina Skye

Feisty photojournalist Miki is stranded on a desert island with a rugged Navy SEAL, who suspects she’s involved in an international high-tech robbery. But with danger closing in on them, they must team up as friendly forces.

  Blowback by Brad Thor

A weapon designed to decimate the Roman Empire has just become the number one threat to the United States and it’s up to Scot Harvath to secure it before it brings the United States and the rest of the world to its knees.

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