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Seattle Picks: Contemporary Romance

Sanctuary Cove
Sanctuary Cove By Alers, Rochelle (Book - 2012 ) FIC ALERS 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:An easy-going, good old-fashioned romance set in South Carolina’s Lowcountry begins when widowed Deborah Robinson moves her family and her business to Sanctuary Cove and meets Dr. Asa Monroe.

That Thing Called Love
That Thing Called Love By Andersen, Susan (Book - 2012 ) FIC ANDERSE 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:In Razor Bay, WA Jenny and teenaged Austin are shocked by the sudden return of the boy’s absentee father, Jake Bradshaw, who has a lot to learn about surly teens and falling in love.

Enchanting Lily
Enchanting Lily By Banerjee, Anjali (Book - 2012 ) FIC BANERJE 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Widowed shop owner Lily Byrne is surprised by the arrival of an energetic stray cat that unexpectedly signals the end of her solitude in a gentle romance set in the Puget Sound area.

Sunrise Point
Sunrise Point By Carr, Robyn (Book - 2012 ) FIC CARR 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Neither Nora nor Tom is looking for love in the apple orchard of Virgin River – they just aren’t compatible, but they can’t fight the attraction.

Love on the Run
Love on the Run By Day, Zuri (Book - 2012 ) FIC DAY 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Despite his resolve to maintain a professional relationship with his new client, runner Shayna Washington, sports manager Michael Morgan rushes to protect her from her ex’s abuse.

Stranger in the Moonlight
Stranger in the Moonlight A Novel By Deveraux, Jude (Book - 2012 ) FIC DEVERAU 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Good friends and a flourishing jewelry business can’t keep Kim from remembering a long-ago promise and a lover she no longer expects to return.

How to Eat A Cupcake
How to Eat A Cupcake A Novel By Donohue, Meg (Book - 2012 ) FIC DONOHUE 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 5 copies

Annotation:Old resentments from long ago and a new secret in Annie’s love life (she’s dating Julia’s ex-beau) threaten to destroy Julia and Annie’s friendship. Their cupcake business may fall flat without a quick fix.

Goodbye for Now
Goodbye for Now A Novel By Frankel, Laurie (Book - 2012 ) FIC FRANKEL 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 16 copies

Annotation:Computer genius Sam and his perfect mate Meredith (a computer makes the match) start a business to help grieving people communicate with their deceased loved ones.

A Girl Like You
A Girl Like You By Geraci, Maria (Book - 2012 ) FIC GERACI 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Emma is determined to prove her journalistic worth by interviewing a famous NASCAR driver who just happens to be an old acquaintance.

Somebody to Love
Somebody to Love By Higgins, Kristan (Book - 2012 ) FIC HIGGINS 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Parker Welles is flat broke thanks to her dad’s crooked schemes. When she decides to go sell her cabin in Maine, the very discomfiting James Cahill goes with her as handyman.

Marrying up
Marrying up A Right Royal Romantic Comedy By Holden, Wendy (Book - 2012 ) FIC HOLDEN 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 5 copies

Annotation:Rags-to-riches hopefuls and princes in disguise fill this delightfully fluffy fairy tale of unabashed social climbing and mistaken expectations.

Private Arrangements
Private Arrangements By Jackson, Brenda (Book - 2012 ) FIC JACKSON 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Nikki is thrilled when Jonas Steele chooses her for a career-making marketing project, but the toe-curling current between them may be her downfall.

Sweet Stuff
Sweet Stuff By Kauffman, Donna (Book - 2012 ) FIC KAUFFMA 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 4 copies

Annotation:Quinn Brannigan is single-mindedly focused on finishing his novel while Riley Brown of the Cupcake Club can’t see past his big blue eyes and animal magnetism.

Call Me Wild
Call Me Wild By Kaye, Robin (Book - 2012 ) FIC KAYE 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 6 copies

Annotation:Now unemployed and transplanted in Idaho, Jesse James, ex-sportswriter uses the oh-so-willing Fisher Kincaid as a research subject for her romance novel project in this upbeat and unpredictable story.

Dream Lake
Dream Lake By Kleypas, Lisa (Book - 2012 ) FIC KLEYPAS 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:A ghost and a bit of magic bring depressed Alex Nolan and the emotionally scarred Zoe Hoffman together in a powerful and poignant love story set in Friday Harbor.

Tempted Again
Tempted Again By Linz, Cathie (Book - 2012 ) FIC LINZ 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 5 copies

Annotation:In this light-hearted suspend-your-disbelief story, the recently divorced new librarian in Hopeful, OH meets the handsome sheriff who turns out to be a former lover.

The Inn at Rose Harbor
The Inn at Rose Harbor A Novel By Macomber, Debbie (Book - 2012 ) FIC MACOMBE 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 3 on 22 copies

Annotation:Determined to start a new life in Cedar Cove on Puget Sound, widow Jo Marie Rose opens an inn and discovers how much her life is about to change when her first guests arrive.

Nadia Knows Best
Nadia Knows Best By Mansell, Jill (Book - 2012 ) FIC MANSELL 2012 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Nadia’s surrounded by loving family, friends and a hunky model boyfriend and manages (just) to avoid a snowstorm-induced indiscretion only to get dumped. Will the snow-man give her a second chance at love?

Nightingale Way
Nightingale Way By March, Emily (Book - 2012 ) FIC MARCH 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Old fires are kindled when CIA agent Jack Davenport is assigned bodyguard duty for his ex-wife Cat, a journalist driven to investigate a dog-fighting ring, in the latest of the Eternity Springs novels.

Big Sky Country
Big Sky Country By Miller, Linda Lael (Book - 2012 ) FIC MILLER 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:After making reparations for her stepfather’s bad treatment of clients in Parable, MT and old resentments are laid to rest, Joslyn’s life takes an upturn with a certain sexy sheriff.

I'll Be your Everything
I'll Be your Everything By Murray, J. J. (Book - 2012 ) FIC MURRAY 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Determined to prove her worth at the marketing agency, Shaeri takes on a client when her overbearing boss Corinne is away on business. Unfortunately, the client is Corinne’s boyfriend.

When Lightning Strikes
When Lightning Strikes By Novak, Brenda (Book - 2012 ) FIC NOVAK 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Gail DeMarco agrees to pose as the wife of hot movie star Simon O’Neal, whose reputation is at an all-time low. Their leisurely romance away from the pressures of Hollywood is surprisingly sweet.

The Great Escape
The Great Escape By Phillips, Susan Elizabeth (Book - 2012 ) FIC PHILLIP 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:After leaving her fiancé at the altar in “Call Me Irresistible,” Lucy takes off with a biker named Panda on an adventure of self-discovery, passion and unexpected love that’s spicy, romantic and fun.

The Last Boyfriend
The Last Boyfriend By Roberts, Nora (Book - 2012 ) FIC ROBERTS 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 14 copies

Annotation:An inveterate planner, Owen provides the brains for BoonsBoro Inn’s renovation project. When his kindergarten sweetheart, Avery, shows up, love takes Owen by surprise.

Better Than Chocolate
Better Than Chocolate By Roberts, Sheila (Book - 2012 ) FIC ROBERTS 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:With the family candy business on the line, Samantha plans a fundraising chocolate festival complete with a Mr. Dreamy contest that may get her into hot water with the local banker.

Moonshell Beach
Moonshell Beach By Ross, JoAnn (Book - 2012 ) FIC ROSS 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 4 copies

Annotation:A Shelter Bay film festival impresses Irish movie star Mary Joyce, who falls in love with more than just the Oregon coastal scenery. Fourth in the Shelter Bay series, which can be read in any order.

At Last
At Last By Shalvis, Jill (Book - 2012 ) FIC SHALVIS 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Amy Michaels and Matt Bowers meet while hiking near Lucky Harbor, WA and even past heartaches can’t quash their undeniable attraction to each other. Fifth in the Lucky Harbor series.

Five Star Attraction
Five Star Attraction By Thomas, Jacquelin (Book - 2012 ) FIC THOMAS 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Hotel consultant Natasha LeBlanc sparks a fire in the new owner, widower Ari Alexander, who’s just inherited the hotel chain and a whole lot of family scandal.

Luscious
Luscious By Usen, Amanda (Book - 2012 ) FIC USEN 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Longtime friends Sean Kindred and Olivia Marconi end up on the same flight to Verona where Sean’s ulterior motives might come to romantic fruition.

My Stubborn Heart
My Stubborn Heart A Novel By Wade, Becky (Book - 2012 ) FIC WADE 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Feisty and burned out from work, Kate Donovan jumps at the chance to help remodel her childhood home in Redbud, PA where contractor Matt Jarreau’s wounded soul moves her heart.

The Cowboy Takes A Bride
The Cowboy Takes A Bride By Wilde, Lori (Book - 2012 ) FIC WILDE 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Mariah Callahan proves that you can’t leave your past behind when she moves home to claim the ranch her father left her and falls for cowboy Joe Daniels.

The Summer Garden
The Summer Garden By Woods, Sherryl (Book - 2012 ) FIC WOODS 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 3 copies

Annotation:When the woman he fell for in Ireland arrives in Chesapeake Shores, the surprised new pub owner, Luke O’Brien, vows to stick to his business plan and not renew their relationship.

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