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1. Forever, by Judy Blume
When you build something up in your mind — really imagine it, wish for it — sometimes, when it actually happens, it doesn’t live up to your expectations. Check out here.
2. The Thorn Birds, by Colleen McCullough
A sweeping family saga of dreams, titanic struggles, dark passions, and forbidden love in the Australian Outback returns to enthrall a new generation. Click here.
3. Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
Nabokov’s most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story of the aging Humbert Humbert’s obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze. Visit here.
4. The MacGregor Brides, Nora Roberts
The MacGregor clan’s patriarch is determined to see his three career-minded granddaughters married. So he hand-picked three unsuspecting candidates as worthy consorts … Now all he has to do is set his plans in motion. Click here.
5. Montana Sky, Nora Roberts
When Jack Mercy died, he left behind a ranch worth nearly twenty million dollars. Now his three daughters — each born of a different marriage, and each unknown by the others — are shocked to learn that before any of them can inherit, they must live together on the ranch for one year. Click here.
6. The Black Dagger Brotherhood Series, J.R. Ward
Beth Randall is helpless against the dangerously sexy man who comes to her at night with shadows in his eyes. His tales of the Brotherhood and blood frighten her. Yet his touch ignites a dawning new hunger — one that threatens to consume them both …Visit here.
7. Lords of the Underworld, Gena Showalter
In a remote fortress in Budapest, six immortal warriors — each more dangerously seductive than the last — are bound by an ancient curse none has been able to break. Available here.
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8. Face the Fire, Three Sisters Island Trilogy Book #3, Nora Roberts
The new owner of the island’s only hotel, Sam Logan has returned to Three Sisters with hopes of winning back the affections of Mia Devlin, the woman he scorned when he left the island years ago. He is puzzled when she greets him with icy indifference — for the chemistry between them is still sizzling and true. Angry, hurt and deeply confused, Mia refuses to admit that a passion for Sam still burns up her heart. Available here.
9. I Am a Woman, Ann Banon
Legendary novels from the 1950s and ’60s set in the gay mecca, Greenwich Village. Purchase now.
10. Try, Ella Frank
Try – verb: to make an attempt or effort to do something or in this case … someone. … Logan Mitchell wants to try Tate Morrison. Click here.
11. Lover At Last, J.R. Ward
Fate seems to have taken these vampire soldiers in different directions. .. but as the battle over the race’s throne intensifies, and new players on the scene in Caldwell create mortal danger for the Brotherhood, Qhuinn finally learns the true definition of courage, and two hearts who are meant to be together … finally become one. Check out.
12. Beautiful Bastard, Christina Lauren
An ambitious intern. A perfectionist executive. And a whole lot of name calling. Visit here.
13. The Crossfire Series, Sylvia Day
Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness … The bonds of his love transformed me, even as I prayed that the torment of our pasts didn’t tear us apart… Available here.
14. The Siren, Tiffany Reisz
Notorious erotica author Nora Sutherlin thought she knew everything about being pushed to your limits until she began to work with demanding and controlling British editor Zachary Easton. … In a world where passion is pain, nothing is ever that simple. Check out here.
15. Dreaming of You, Lisa Kleypas
When shy and secluded author Sara Fielding ventures from her country cottage to research a novel, she inadvertently witnesses a crime in progress — and manages to save the life of the most dangerous man in London. Click here.