New HQc books in English released. Wait a few more days to find them listed at amazon and other ebookstores later.

Week 1

HQcHQcHQcHQcHQc
HQcHQcHQcHQcHQc

Week 2

HQcHQcHQcHQcHQc
HQcHQcHQcHQcHQc

Week 3

HQcHQcHQcHQcHQc
HQcHQcHQcHQcHQc

Week 4

HQcHQcHQcHQcHQc
HQcHQcHQcHQcHQc

~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~

HQcSeduced by the Boss
By Sharon Kendrick & MORI Motoko

(Click on the cover to read a sample)

It must be a love letter…. Megan is the secretary to her handsome boss, Dan. Lately, he has been receiving a letter every day, which bothers her very much. Overcome with curiosity, she finally asks him about the letters. He has been troubled by a girl thirteen years younger than him who has been coming on to him. Her suggestion is for him to pretend that he has a girlfriend and he forces her to take on that role!

~ • ~ • ~ • ~ SONS OF PRIVILEGE 3 ~ • ~ • ~ • ~

HQcThe Spanish Aristocrat’s Woman
By Katherine Garbera & SAGARA Kyoko

(Click on the cover to read a sample)

Cara is at an acquaintance’s wedding when suddenly an incredibly handsome man approaches her. His name is Gui. He is a famous Spanish count and businessman. He is so tall and thin that she feels overweight next to him. Always a flower on the wall, this is the first time that she finds herself directly involved with someone else at one of these parties, and she finds herself a little flustered. But just as she is starting to enjoy herself, a beautiful woman cuts in and takes things over. Apparently she has her sights set on the count and Cara is in her way. Cara is about to leave when the count says something that stops her right in her tracks. “Cara is my fiancée. Your petty conversation is getting in the way of our dance. Please leave us.” What? Did she just get engaged to someone she just met?

~ • ~ • ~ • ~ PERSONAL TOUCH! 4 ~ • ~ • ~ • ~

HQcPersonal Relations
By Heather MacAllister & TAKAYAMA Mayu

(Click on the cover to read a sample)

Brook is shocked when one day her younger sister, Courtney, announces that she will be getting married to her boyfriend, Jeff. However, the two of them are still in high school. “As her older sister, I must put a stop to this reckless marriage!” When Brook consults with Jeff’s cool and handsome older stepbrother, Chase, he throws her a $10,000 check, saying bluntly that “I’d like to pretend none of this ever happened”! Shaking with anger that he has insulted her sister by saying she’s only after money, she ends up slapping him in a burst of outrage!

~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~

HQcA Spanish Affair
By Helen Brooks & KISHIMOTO Keiko

(Click on the cover to read a sample)

The only one who can save her brother’s company from the brink of bankruptcy is a skilled businessman from Spain named Matt de Capistrano. But when he buys a plot of land that has a lot of memories for Georgie, she admits that he may be sexy, but he’s also a rude and arrogant man. One day after surveying the land together, Matt kisses Georgie suddenly in his car! Was that part of his devious game?

~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~

HQcBride, Bought and Paid for
By Helen Bianchin & OKADA Junko

(Click on the cover to read a sample)

Romy was heading for the office of the multimillionaire Xavier, who had hurt her in the past. This is so he’ll call off the suit against her father’s embezzlement. I despise him so much, but I have to rely on him.… But on meeting him again, he offers a proposal to the pleading Romy. In return for his help, she’ll marry him, and have his child! Is he really asking me to become a tool for him to gain an heir? He gives the resistant Romy a mocking smile and asks, “Do you really think I’d help without compensation?” His eyes shine darkly.

~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~

HQcThe Sicilian’s Virgin Bride
By Sarah Morgan & OKAMOTO Keiko

(Click on the cover to read a sample)

Even if it was a political marriage, Chessie was on cloud nine when she wed the man she idolized, Rocco. That is, until the day of their wedding when she caught the groom having an affair with his lover. Utterly dejected, Chessie walks away from it all and flees that very night. Six months later, Rocco appears before her once more—with a cold-blooded sneer on his face. He’s a Sicilian man. He insists on exclusive possession and he’d never forgive a woman who’s been unfaithful. Certain that Chessie eloped with another man when she ran off, he sets out to dominate both her heart and body and Chessie loses herself in his sweet nightly advances, to the point of not even caring about what it is she wants.…

~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~

HQcThe Mediterranean Billionaire’s Blackmail Bargain
By Abby Green & ICHIJU Yuko

(Click on the cover to read a sample)

Alicia chases after one of the wealthiest men in the world to a high-end resort near Lake Como, Italy. Her sister, who was abandoned by him after getting pregnant with his baby, is now in a coma after a car accident. Dante is a very handsome and sexy man, but he is a lowlife. Alicia intends to make him pay. With stealthy determination, she sneaks into his house with the paparazzi. When she is about to snag a scoop of his breakup with his girlfriend, Dante gives Alicia a passionate kiss in front of flashing cameras, declaring that she is his new girlfriend…!

~ • ~ • ~ • ~ RINUCCI BROTHERS ~ • ~ • ~ • ~

  1. HQcWife and Mother Forever
    By Lucy Gordon & ITO Mon

    (Click on the cover to read a sample)

    “I…was abandoned by both of my mothers.” The first time was by his birth mother. The second time was by the mother who had adopted him. To help forget his past, Justin changed his name and focused on succeeding as a businessman. Unfortunately, due to his stubbornness, he has a tendency of marginalizing the people around him. Even his wife abandoned him and their child to run off with another man. He feels like he will never be loved by anyone, but someone notices the pain in his heart. This person turns out to be his son’s elementary schoolteacher, Evie. She had gone to Justin’s house with animosity and an intention of chewing him out, but soon she discovers she is beginning to fall for him.…

  2. HQcHer Italian Boss’s Agenda
    By Lucy Gordon & ITO Mon

    (Click on the cover to read a sample)

    After being betrayed by her husband, Olympia swore to never trust another man. She focused on her work and ended up becoming a board member of a large company. But then one day, her company is bought out. On the morning that they get the news, the company is in an uproar. She just so happens to get a new temporary secretary, a very young and handsome secretary, who turns out to be none other than Primo Rinucci, the behind-the-scenes decision maker of the new management. He has disguised himself as a secretary to perform an undercover investigation of the company he has just bought. What happens when Olympia speaks ill of Primo right in front of her new secretary?

The 4th book of the series, The Italian’s Wife by Sunset, is already released in English. With the exception of the 7th story, Accidentally Expecting!, the others have a manga version.
I’m not going to present the 3rd and 5th books, respectively The Wedding Arrangement and The Mediterranean Rebel’s Bride because I know they will be released in English very soon.

HQcHQc

There’s only the 6th book, The Millionaire Tycoon’s English Rose, which I don’t know yet if the publisher will release soon.

HQcThe Millionaire Tycoon’s English Rose
By Lucy Gordon & ITO Mon

(Click on the cover to read a Japanese sample)

Swept into the Italian’s arms…
Independent and strong-willed, Celia Ryland never lets her blindness affect the way she lives her life–she thrives on feeling free!
Gorgeous Italian Francesco Rinucci has never met a woman with such a zest for life–he loves everything about Celia. But he finds himself wanting to wrap her in cotton wool to protect his precious English rose from all that’s dangerous in the world….
And although Celia is falling fast for passionate Francesco, she needs to show him that truly loving someone means letting them be free….

~ • ~ • ~ • ~ CLEMENGER SISTERS 1 ~ • ~ • ~ • ~

HQcThe Italian’s Virgin Bride
By Trish Morey & NARUKAMI Yutta

(Click on the cover to read a sample)

Be brave! In order to continue the hotel chain her father bankrupted, Opal has been forced to seek outside financial support. She gathers her resolve and approaches the owner of an international hotel chain, Domenic, to make her case. Even though he is an infamous playboy, Domenic is widely respected in the hotel business. While he seems interested, he says things like “Will your lips taste as good as you look?” He’s interested in her, not her business! What’s more, there’s one condition for his financial support: that she becomes his bride….

I bought the raws of the whole series not long ago. Narukami’s book is sexy, though she has sometimes dubious fashion taste. Like speedos for a hero can kill the mood in a manga, depending on how the artist draws them. For instance, Ukyou Ayane-san draws drool worthy guys in speedos. But in Narukami-san’s case, I’d say that some trunk swimsuit would have looked better and more manly on the hero.

The Italian’s Virgin Bride is the first story of the Clemenger sisters series. The other 2 books are these ones, still untranslated:

  1. HQcStolen By The Sheikh
    By Trish Morey & ICHIJU Yuko

    (Click on the cover to read a Japanese sample)

    Sheikh Khaled Al-Ateeq has asked Sapphire Clemenger to design the wedding gown of his intended bride. But there’s more to Khaled’s deal than meets the eye: Sapphy must accompany him to his desert palace, and she’s forbidden to meet the bride-to-be. How strange when she’s told the bridal gown’s measurements are her own….
    Sapphy realizes that she’s been stolen by the sheikh–because she’s his chosen wife!

  2. HQcA Virgin For The Taking
    By Trish Morey & TODA Megumi

    (Click on the cover to read a Japanese sample)

    When Ruby Clemenger inherits half of the Bastiani Pearl Corporation, she knows that her life is about to get complicated. Zane Bastiani, the pearl master’s son, wants rid of Ruby–he thinks she was his father’s mistress and can be easily bought. But Ruby’s price is high. Unable to pay her off with cash, Zane decides to seduce Ruby into submission. He has nothing to lose–until he discovers Ruby is innocent… in every way…

~ • ~ • ~ • ~ TWIN BRIDES ~ • ~ • ~ • ~

  1. HQcBride Fit for A Prince
    By Rebecca Winters & CHIHARA Esu

    (Click on the cover to read a sample)

    When Callie’s twin sister, Annabella, told her she won the grand prize of the contest “I Stole the Prince’s Heart and Engagement Ring,” she was more than amazed. However, Annabella, an up-and-coming starlet, asks Callie to go in her place and refuse the prize because it clashes with her acting in a big upcoming movie. “Why would anyone want to publicly search for a bride?” is what Callie thought as she reluctantly agrees to make the far trip for her desperate sister. But the moment she arrives at the airport, Callie gets taken away by the elegant butler of the prince. When she attempts to explain her situation, he doesn’t seem to care. “Stop telling me lies about being a twin. You will marry the price in twenty-four hours.”

  2. HQcRush to the Altar
    By Rebecca Winters & CHIHARA Esu

    (Click on the cover to read a sample)

    Ann finds herself at the crossroads of life when she is criticized as an over-the-hill actress. In hopes of clearing her mind, she flees to Europe, where her twin sister lives. After seeing her sister’s happy marriage, Ann feels a strong desire for a family of her own. Then one day, her sister’s husband brings home a potential member of his racing team. It’s Riley, a womanizer who Ann rejected at the set of a movie they filmed together. And he suggests Ann marry him in exchange for joining the racing team!

~ • ~ • ~ • ~ RINUCCI BROTHERS ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~

  1. HQcThe Wedding Arrangement
    By Lucy Gordon & ITO Mon

    (Click on the cover to read a sample)

    Ever since she lost her first love and husband, Minnie had closed her heart to everybody and only interacted with the other people who lived in her apartment building. Then one day, the new landlord, Rook, comes to inspect the rooms. Could he possibly have the intention of tearing down this wonderful apartment? Minnie is wary of this newcomer at first, but Rook really settles into the place well. Just as Minnie begins to start opening her heart again, there is a gas explosion in his room! She won’t be able to go on if she loses another loved one.…

  2. HQcThe Mediterranean Rebel’s Bride
    By Lucy Gordon & ITO Mon

    (Click on the cover to read a sample)

    When Ruggiero met the mysterious beauty Sapphire in London, it was love at first sight. But after two weeks of passion, she disappeared without a trace. He believed their love was destiny, so why did she leave? Since then, he had been an empty shell. One day, as he is test driving his company’s new motorcycle, he catches sight of Sapphire among the circuit’s spectators. But even though she looks the same, she doesn’t seem the same. Shaken by the vision, he finds himself thrown from his machine.

~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~

HQcThe Birth Mother
By Tara Taylor Quinn & KOBAYASHI Hiromi

(Click on the cover to read a sample)

“As long as she’s happy, I don’t care what happens to me!” So swore Jennifer when she gave birth to her daughter at the age of sixteen. Unable to support the child herself, she had to give her away. Twelve years later, she hasn’t heard a word about her daughter and Jennifer has become a successful car dealership manager. She is intent on her work when a charming man named Brian appears. He is looking for the birth mother of his twelve-year-old niece, who just lost her foster family to a terrible tornado.… Will Jennifer reunite with her daughter?

~ • ~ • ~ • ~ A REGENCY INVITATION ~ • ~ • ~ • ~

  1. HQcThe Fortune Hunter
    By Nicola Cornick & SAGARA Kyoko

    (Click on the cover to read a sample)

    When Cassie was very young, both her parents died and left her as the sole heir of a massive fortune. When she grew old enough to marry, numerous suitors lined up to court her in an effort to win her hand and fortune. Viscount Quinlan was one of them. Rumours abound that he has frittered away his own family’s fortune through a lavish lifestyle, but Cassie’s older cousin, Anthony, who has been her guardian since her parents passed away, told her that Quinlan is trustworthy and invites him to a party. But Cassie wants to find her own fiancé and refuses Quinlan’s advances, but she finds his kiss too powerful to further resist his charms.…

  2. HQcAn Uncommon Abigail
    By Joanna Maitland & SAGARA Kyoko

    (Click on the cover to read a sample)

    Amy, despite being of noble birth, is attending a grand party at the famous Lyndhurst Chase estate, not as a lady but as a maid. Her younger brother Ned was last spotted at Lyndhurst before his mysterious disappearance. And there are rumours that Major Anthony, the owner of the Lyndhurst estate, is responsible for the disappearance of his own wife not long ago. What kind of trouble has her brother gotten into? Under the disguise of a lady’s maid, she sets off to look for clues of Ned’s whereabouts. But during her search, she comes across a mysterious man in hiding. Who is he and could he have something to do with Ned’s disappearance? But the more Amy learns about this handsome stranger, the more perilous her world becomes. Especially after she falls in love with him.…

  3. HQcThe Prodigal Bride
    By Elizabeth Rolls & SAGARA Kyoko

    (Click on the cover to read a sample)

    Major Anthony Lyndhurst cannot believe his eyes. “There’s no way that this is possible.” But regardless, here before him in his own bedroom is his wife, Georgie, who disappeared without a trace four years earlier. After she disappeared, rumours spread that he had killed her, and Anthony was ostracized from high society. There’s little chance of him forgiving her after that. Still, where has she been and what has she been doing these past four years? In the sequel to An Uncommon Abigail, the Lyndhursts’ family drama gets darker, when secrets concerning the members and the disappearance of Anthony’s young, estranged wife are uncovered.

~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~

HQcThe Rich Man’s Mistress / Facing Up to Fatherhood
By Cathy Williams / Miranda Lee & KUBOTA Naoko

(Click on the cover to read a sample)

This volume contains the two stories of “The Rich Man’s Mistress” and “Facing Up to Fatherhood.” Miranda is the daughter of a wealthy family, and is accustomed to getting everything she wants. Then one day, while on a ski trip with her friends, she gets stranded by a blizzard. Desperate for help, Miranda manages to find shelter in a nearby cabin in the woods. It turns out to be the home of an overpowering, handsome man, who doesn’t have any intentions of obeying Miranda’s bossy attitude. All it takes is a little isolation in the woods with this handsome stranger for Miranda’s life to change forever. Tina is a fierce and determined actress who recently lost her dearest friend, Sarah, due to a terrible accident. That means it’s up to Tina to care for Sarah’s newborn baby girl, Bonnie, and to find her birth father so that she can give Bonnie the one thing Sarah couldn’t: a family.

The Rich Man’s Mistress appears to be the 3rd story of the Models & Millionaires series. The first 2 books were already adapted into mangas but not yet translated.

  1. HQcFor Pleasure…or Marriage?
    By Julia James & KOSAKI Kei

    (Click on the cover to read a Japanese sample)

    A mistress is for pleasure, not for marriage…
    Tycoon Markos Makarios thinks he has the perfect woman in Vanessa: she’s beautiful, adoring, living only to please him. In fact, she’s the best mistress he’s ever had. Until he has to warn her not to think of marriage; a mistress is only for pleasure, after all.
    But Vanessa had believed she was his partner–not merely a plaything. Now Markos is about to learn the true price of the woman he’s obsessed with…and to discover there’s something even his billions can’t buy!

  2. HQcShackled by Diamonds
    By Julia James & SENKE Yu

    (Click on the cover to read a Japanese sample)

    DRAPED IN DIAMONDS …
    Wearing the rare, priceless Levantsky diamonds is Anna Delane’s most prestigious modeling assignment. But when the precious gems go missing, Anna is at the mercy of Greek tycoon Leo Makarios …
    BLACKMAILED INTO HIS BED …
    Leo believes that Anna is a common thief. He will do anything to get his jewels back! He has a plan: as the sun sets Anna will become his, and as it rises she’ll be free to go. By then, her debt will have been repaid!

~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~

HQcThe Return of the Stranger
By Kate Walker & SHIOMIYA Yuki

(Click on the cover to read a sample)

Kat’s husband, the late Earl of the Grange, left her with a very large amount of debt when he suddenly passed away. She’s on the brink of losing everything; her family, her mansion, and her beloved home, High Farm. As this is happening, an unexpected visitor comes to pay a visit to Kat. A man named Heath, who also happens to be Kat’s long, lost adopted brother! When they were young, they were secretly in love with each another but, Heath was discriminated by her jealous brother, Joseph, and the villagers because of his “gypsy” features. He left High Farm and was never seen again…Until 10 years later, when Heath has transformed into a successful, business owner and comes back to seek revenge against the people who had wronged him before…particularly Kat and her family!

~ • ~ • ~ • ~ THREE RICH HUSBANDS 2 ~ • ~ • ~ • ~

HQcThe Billionaire’s Bride of Convenience
By Miranda Lee & FUJITA Kazuko

(Click on the cover to read a sample)

As the son of a distinguished family, Hugh is temporarily forced to take on the role of CEO in place of his father. While Hugh used to be a playboy-type that favored women over work, his competent secretary, Kathryn, cuts out any time for play in his schedule, leaving him nothing but work-filled days. Despite his resistance in the beginning, Hugh finds himself slowly falling for Kathryn to the point where he hardly even looks at other women. One morning, upon seeing Kathryn with a bruise on her face and her eyes swollen from crying, the feelings Hugh kept inside come flowing out all at once…

This one is the second story of the Three Rich Husbands trilogy:

  1. The Billionaire’s Bride of Vengeance
  2. The Billionaire’s Bride of Convenience
  3. The Billionaire’s Bride of Innocence

So far, I could only find another manga adaptation for this series.

HQcThe Billionaire’s Bride of Vengeance
By Miranda Lee & FUKUHARA Hiroko

(Click on the cover to read a Japanese sample)

Though he’s superrich and supereligible, marriage hasn’t been on Russell McClain’s agenda. Instead the handsome Sydney tycoon is focused on personal revenge–and Nicole Power, his sworn enemy’s daughter, is central to his plan. She will pay for her fraudster father’s sins. Russell will ruthlessly seduce her, bed her and discard her….But when Russell’s desire for Nicole becomes very real and very strong, one night is not enough. However, making Nicole his willing wife might just satisfy his need for vengeance….

~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~

HQcThe Wedding-Night Affair
By Miranda Lee & TAMAI Makiko

(Click on the cover to read a sample)

One day Fiona, a popular wedding planner in Sydney, is approached by a millionaire named Kathryn to arrange her son’s wedding, but Kathryn doesn’t realize Fiona was Philip’s ex-wife, who left him ten years ago. When Fiona reluctantly accepts the job and meets Philip, he immediately recognizes her and coldly tells her to quit her act instantly!

~ • ~ • ~ • ~ MACKENZIE FAMILY 5 ~ • ~ • ~ • ~

HQcGame of Chance
By Linda Howard & HIDAKA Nanao

(Click on the cover to read a sample)

Intelligence operative Chance Mackenzie has been looking for an elusive international terrorist, and finally comes across some information about the terrorist’s beloved daughter. Her name is Sunny. She is clearly in league with the terrorists. Chance fakes a “chance encounter,” gets Sunny on a private plane and crashes it in a canyon. It was all part of his plan to get her alone and trick her into revealing her father’s location. But her bright, sparkling eyes and golden hair are so pure and angelic… Chance is confused by these new, intense feelings brought about by a passionate kiss.

Well, I think it’s the latest novel in the Mackenzies series:

  1. Mackenzie’s Mountain
  2. Mackenzie’s Mission
  3. Mackenzie’s Pleasure
  4. Mackenzie’s Magic
  5. Game of Chance

And there are at least 2 other manga adaptations for this series.

  1. HQcMackenzie’s Pleasure
    By Linda Howard & SHINOZAKI Kakuko

    (Click on the cover to read a Japanese sample)

    Barrie needed a saviour. The terrorists holding her hostage surely wouldn”t tolerate her silence much longer. Instead they would silence her. Then out of the darkness he arrived. Rugged and dangerous, he led her straight into his sheltering arms.’

  2. HQcMackenzie’s Magic
    By Linda Howard & HIDAKA Nanao

    (Click on the cover to read a Japanese sample)

    Meet Maris Mackenzie and the sexy stranger she woke up to find in her bed. Unfortunately, she had no memory of Alex MacNeil, the previous day…or the prize Thoroughbred she’d apparently stolen…but she will find her “Sole Pleasure” in more ways than one.

~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~

HQcNo Ordinary Man
By Suzanne Brockmann & SAEKI Kayono

(Click on the cover to read a sample)

Jess is a hot, stylish club singer. After leaving her abusive husband, she lives a quiet life with her small daughter. Her neighbor, Rob Carpenter, is a handsome, quiet man who moved to town half a year ago—and Jess secretly has a thing for him. But it was also exactly half a year ago that a string of brutal murders began in town, and the serial killer targets women who look like Jess. Rob is a man of many secrets…and one night, Jess finds herself in his apartment—with a knife at her throat!

~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~

HQcRosabelle
By Sylvia Andrew & HARA Chieko

(Click on the covers to read samples)

VOLUME 1
Rosabelle had to leave her beloved family when she married and moved to London. When her husband dies, she’s exhausted and in need of much R and R, but is only allowed a short visit to her dear family home. That’s when her twin sister, Annabelle, proposes an incredible scheme. “It’ll be all right. We’re identical. Nobody will notice.” And so the two women switch places! That way, Rosabelle’s able to rest and recuperate at home…until she meets the young man next door, Phillip Winbolt. What will Rosabelle do now that she’s fallen in love with this man…all while under the guise of her sister, Annabelle?

HQcVOLUME 2
Rosabelle and Annabelle’s scheme of switching places is figured out! “Why has Rosabelle taken Annabelle’s name…?” Rosabelle’s crush, the landowner next door, Phillip, declares that he loves her with all his heart, even if she lied to him. But when he goes to Rosabelle’s late husband’s home in London to find out more about the situation, he encounters a suspicious man named Falkirk. He, too, seems to be in search of Rosabelle…but why?

~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~

HQcThe Salvatore Marriage
By Michelle Reid & FUJIWARA Motoyo

(Click on the cover to read a sample)

Shannon’s sister, Keira, is critically injured in a car accident, the same one that killed Keira’s husband, Angelo. It’s Luca, Angelo’s brother—and Shannon’s ex—who delivers the tragic news to her in London. “Are we alone?” he asks, barging into her home and searching through it. Shannon shakes with anger, realizing that he must be looking for a man. They’d been in love two years ago, until Luca accused Shannon of cheating while he was away and broke up with her without even letting her explain. Who would have thought she’d meet him again, and like this, of all the ways?

~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~

HQcThe Forbidden Marriage
By Rebecca Winters & KOBAYASHI Hiromi

(Click on the cover to read a sample)

“I won’t let you escape this time. I’ve always loved you.” Michelle, a nurse, has come to California to take care of Zak, her brother-in-law and a successful businessman. Zak grew up as an orphan. Seven years younger than Michelle, he was a beautiful but fickle child. But after two years, he has grown into a man who is as virile and attractive as a Greek god. With his dazzling smile, Zak openly seduces Michelle. His attitude is just the same as before, but now poses a dangerous temptation for Michelle. “I knew the day would come when I couldn’t resist his allure anymore.”

~ • ~ • ~ • ~ RINUCCI BROTHERS 6 ~ • ~ • ~ • ~

HQcThe Millionaire Tycoon’s English Rose
By Lucy Gordon & ITO Mon

(Click on the cover to read a sample)

Not letting her blindness get the better of her, Celia enjoys life to the fullest, doing whatever catches her interest—from scuba diving to managing her own company. Her boyfriend, Francesco, is beside himself with worry about her, and out of his misguided love he tries to hold her back. “I’m not handicapped, and I don’t need your pity! Why won’t you let me live my life?” In a moment of recklessness, they hurt each other deeply, and decide to go their separate ways. Do two people need more than love to be able to share their lives together? Read the conclusion of this series of romances about six Italian brothers!

~ • ~ • ~ • ~ MORETTI LEGACY 3 ~ • ~ • ~ • ~

HQcThe Moretti Arrangement
By Katherine Garbera & FUYUKI Rurika

(Click on the cover to read a sample)

Dominic is the CEO of the international automotive maker Moretti Motors. An attractive man, he’s famous for being a shrewd businessman and playboy. His brilliant secretary, Angelina, has secretly admired him for years, but currently she has much bigger concerns. Her younger brother, Renni, has gotten himself into trouble, and is being blackmailed for Moretti Motors company secrets—secrets that only Angelina can provide. Ultimately she decides to help her brother, but soon her betrayals are discovered by Dominic himself…

~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~

HQcThe Hostage Bride
By Kate Walker & EIDA Kyoko

(Click on the cover to read a sample)

In the hopes of paying off her father’s debt, Felicity agrees to marry the son of a wealthy family. On the day of the proposed wedding, she leaves home with a heavy heart…until she is met by the handsome limousine driver. Just as she finds herself lost in his sultry gaze, reality comes crashing down on her when the driver speeds off in the opposite direction of the church! Confused and alarmed, Felicity is suddenly transfixed by the driver’s gleaming, dark eyes and the mysterious threat: “You’re not getting away from me.” Her kidnapping sparks the beginning of a plot for revenge!

~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~

HQcThe Bachelor Chronicles
By Lissa Manley & TSUYA Satomi

(Click on the cover to read a sample)

Erin is a reporter writing a “Guide to Rich Bachelors” series of articles that explores Portland’s richest and handsomest men, all in the hopes of being recognized as a full-fledged writer. But the men she interviews are a bunch of worthless, arrogant womanizers. Just like her ex-husband was. The last interviewee for her series is Jared Warfield, a difficult man to get along with who despises the media, and who wears expensive brand-name shoes and watches. Of course. And yet…he’s also a man who adopted and is raising the orphaned child of his late stepsister. Do such incredible men really exist?

~ • ~ • ~ • ~ DRYDEN BROTHERS ~ • ~ • ~ • ~

  1. HQcDebbie Macomber Ready for Romance
    By Debbie Macomber & KARINO Mao

    (Click on the cover to read a sample)

    Jessica is hired as a legal assistant at the firm of Damian and Evan, brothers who are well-established lawyers. Childhood friends with the brothers, she’d been infatuated with Evan at fourteen. Now all grown up, Jessica’s first crush is nothing more than a girlhood memory. But Damian, who loves his younger brother more than anyone else, asks her to heal Evan’s broken heart. Before long, Evan asks a flustered Jessica to be with him, much to the delight of both their parents. Except…it’s Damian who Jessica is in love with now!

  2. HQcReady for Marriage
    By Debbie Macomber & KARINO Mao

    (Click on the cover to read a sample)

    Mary Jo didn’t really want to turn down a marriage proposal from her lover, Evan. But as someone aiming to be a politician, he needed a society wife. Evan’s mother made it clear that Mary Jo was unsuitable, so she made the painful decision to let him go. Three years later, Mary Jo approaches Evan for help—her father has been swindled out of money—and she starts to work for Evan to pay off the legal fees. Even after all this time, it hurts her to see him dating other women. However, with a single, passionate kiss, their love is rekindled. But is love really all that’s needed to overcome something?

~ • ~ • ~ • ~ MONTE CARLO AFFAIRS 3 ~ • ~ • ~ • ~

HQcThe Playboy’s Passionate Pursuit
By Emilie Rose & INOUE Emiko

(Click on the cover to read a sample)

Eden is a newspaper reporter hired to cover the famous, charismatic race car driver Rafal Santini. The sexy Italian, with his dark, flowing hair, has captured the attention of many, and was Eden’s lover four years ago…until Eden was pulled into a heinous plot involving his wealthy but greedy family. He didn’t believe a word I said and drove me from the country, calling me filthy names. But when they meet again, his eyes are brimming with blatant desire for her.

~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~

HQcA Spanish Inheritance
By Susan Stephens & BEPPU Chizuko

(Click on the cover to read a sample)

Annalisa never met her father, so she’s surprised one day to learn that he has left her a vast orange grove in his will. It’s a bizarre move for the cold-hearted man who abandoned her mother before Annalisa was even born. To claim her inheritance, she visits the Spanish island of Menorca, where the dangerously handsome millionaire Ramon saves her from drowning in the sea. His mysterious and yet suave charm sets Annalisa’s heart racing. In order to protect her father’s loyal workers and the livestock, she’s determined to revive the orange grove, but that means pitting herself as an enemy against Ramon…

~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~

HQcThe Andreou Marriage Arrangement
By Helen Bianchin & Earithen

(Click on the cover to read a sample)

In order to pay back her late father’s debts, Alesha must marry the famous shipping magnate Loukas. Living up to his regal name, he sports an exquisite physique and jet-black eyes, and gazes hungrily at his newly purchased bride like he’s stripping off her clothes, layer by layer. His indecent stare rekindles in Alesha’s mind a past she’d much rather forget: memories of lovemaking that felt like rape, and being abused like some plaything. She will never be able to tell Loukas that the bride he’s bought won’t be able to give him the passion he wants in bed…

~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~

HQcHis Private Mistress
By Chantelle Shaw & DAN Karan

(Click on the cover to read a sample)

Amelia is visiting Monaco to attend a friend’s wedding when, by chance, she bumps into Toby Haynes. Amelia had already been lost to his charms once before—falling into bed with him—but realized right away that it was a mistake and left him the next day. Now, however, Toby seems to have plans to seduce her once again, and things start to spiral out of control. If she becomes serious about a thrill-seeker like him, it will destroy her! Though she’s resolved not to get too close, Toby’s attractiveness tugs at her heart. But she never intended to touch what was behind his playboy mask…

~ • ~ • ~ • ~ HIRED: FOR THE BOSS’S PLEASURE 2 ~ • ~ • ~ • ~

HQcMistress: Hired for the Billionaire’s Pleasure
By India Grey & MOMOSE Natsu

(Click on the cover to read a sample)

Rachel is a world-famous pianist who has always been her mother’s obedient doll. But after Rachel accepts a proposal from a famous composer, she meets Orlando, a handsome man who she believed to be a black angel at the cemetery on the day of her wedding. Orlando tells Rachel that what she needs is courage to make her own decisions. With Orlando’s words in mind, Rachel leaves behind her wedding dress and runs away. She hides in Orlando’s dark mansion and discovers who she really is. She eventually falls in love with Orlando, but then learns that he is suffering from a degenerative illness that will eventually blind him…

So this book is part of the Hired: For the Boss’s Pleasure series:

  1. HQc The Billionaire Boss’s Innocent Bride
  2. Mistress: Hired for the Billionaire’s Pleasure
  3. Her Ruthless Italian Boss
  4. HQc Mediterranean Boss, Convenient Mistress

Click on the covers to read samples in Japanese.

~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~

HQcRuthless Magnate, Convenient Wife
By Lynne Graham & ASOU Ayumu

(Click on the cover to read a sample)

Alyssa becomes the wife of a Russian oil tycoon who seeks a temporary wife in exchange for a large sum of money. Although doubtful that she can go through with marrying a stranger, she must alleviate her mother’s financial troubles. She will soon move to a country where she can’t speak the language and will be the wife of a man who will constantly be unfaithful. Her husband is a famous playboy who says, with pride, that he’s never fallen in love with a woman. Just as Alyssa finally decides to give her virginity to him, she discovers a shocking new secret in their marriage contract…