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B&N Bookseller Picks: February

Barnes & Noble buyer Jules Herbert is a driving force behind the excellent selection in Barnes & Noble’s romance section. Today, we’re launching a new feature on Romance at Random where each month, Mr. Herbert will offer a list of recommendations on titles and series, and inform readers about upcoming titles, trends and new authors.

Now check out the Barnes & Noble romance picks for February:

Alpha Instinct: A Moon Shifter Novel by Katie Reus (Feb 7th, Penguin)

Alpha Instinct Ana Cordona has been a strong leader for the few remaining lupine shifters in her pack. But with no pack male, they’re vulnerable to the devious shifter Taggart, who wants to claim both their ranch and Ana as his own. When Connor Armstrong comes back into her life, promising protection as the Alpha male, it’s almost enough to make Ana forget how he walked out on her before.

Breaking the Rules by Suzanne Brockmann (Jan 31st, Random House)

Breaking the rules PB When Eden Gillman needed someone most, Navy SEAL Izzy Zanella was always there for her—offering a place to stay and a shoulder to cry on.  Their life together seemed meant to be, until Eden’s miscarriage left them devastated and estranged. Yet in order to save Eden’s teenage brother, Ben, from his abusive stepfather, Eden once again reaches out to Izzy for help. Together they wage a courtroom battle and win custody. But when Ben attracts some dangerous enemies, Izzy and Eden must pull together like never before and strike back to protect their own.

The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae (Cynster Series) by Stephanie Laurens (Jan 31st, HarperCollins)

Capture of Earl Headstrong Angelica Cynster is certain she’ll recognize her fated husband at first sight. And when her eyes meet those of a mysterious nobleman, she knows beyond a doubt that he’s the one. But her heart is soon pounding for an entirely different reason—when her hero abducts her!

How to Dance With a Duke by Manda Collins (Jan 31st, St. Martin’s Press)

How to Dance with a Duke Miss Cecily Hurston would much rather explore the antiquities of Egypt than the uncharted territory of marriage. But the rules of her father’s exclusive academic society forbid her entrance unless she weds one of its members. Cecily needs to gain admission into the Egyptian Club-and is willing to marry any old dullard to do it.

Lucas Dalton, Duke of Winterson, is anything but dull. He’s a dashing and decorated war hero determined to help Cecily. But Lucas has a reason for wanting Cecily to join the Egyptian Club: His brother went missing during one of Lord Hurston’s expeditions to Egypt. An alliance with the explorer’s bluestocking daughter could bring Lucas closer to the truth about what happened, or it could lead him to a more dangerous love than either he or Cecily could have imagined.


If You See Her by Shiloh Walker
(Jan 31st, Random House)

If You See Her Hope Carson may not look like a survivor, but she has escaped an abusive ex-husband and recovered from a vicious assault. Her ex is a cop, so the last people she trusts are law enforcement officials—and she certainly doesn’t trust her feelings for the local DA.

Remy Jennings should know better. He has no business falling for a woman who he suspects may have a deeply troubled mind. But how can he deny a burning desire that threatens to consume him? As Hope’s past catches up with her in the worst way, Remy is determined to break through her defenses, earn her trust, and keep her safe—before it’s too late.

Kiss of the Vampire by Cynthia Garner (Feb 1st, Grand Central)

Kiss of the Vampire Half-demon, half-human, Nix de la Fuente is accepted by neither and mistrusted by both. Determined to prove she’s more human than not, she devotes herself to solving crimes between the world’s mortals and its most unsavory undead. But her latest case brings her face to face with Tobias Caine, the one vampire she could never resist . . .

Last Chance Beauty Queen by Hope Ramsay (Feb 1st, Grand Central)

Last Chance Dear Reader,

Gracious me, my beautiful daughter Rocky sure could use my help. I always knew she wasn’t much interested in the local boys – but who’d have thought she’d come home with English royalty?

Trouble is, Hugh wants to buy some of our folks’ land. We don’t want to sell, but Rocky’s job depends on her closing the deal. And though Hugh’s obviously smitten, I’m not sure he’s right for my Rocky. Oh, he’s classy and handsome – and you should’ve seen the way he judged pies and fixed stock cars at our Watermelon Festival! – but what do we know about him, really? I know I sound like a nervous mother hen, but after forty happy years with my Elbert, all I want is to see my little girl find the same.

Well, time for me to quit chattering and get back to Miss Bray’s wet set. Always nice talking to you, and remember: the Cut ‘n Curl’s got hot rollers, free coffee, and the best gossip in town.

See you real soon,
Ruby Rhodes

Last Man Standing by Cindy Gerard (Jan 31st, Pocket Star)

Last Man Special operative Joe Green has gone vigilante. His mission: avenge his brother’s death during a bloody ambush years ago in Sierra Leone. He refuses to drag his lover, Stephanie Tompkins, into the hunt for the man responsible. When he finds himself beaten, starving, and alone after being falsely imprisoned for the murder of a Freetown priest, he knows he’s as good as dead. Joe meant to protect Stephanie when he walked out on their relationship, but he can’t stop her now from executing his escape. Breaking him out of prison is the easy part. After Joe’s cunning enemy emerges as the front runner for a high-level presidential appointment, he and Stephanie must race to derail the traitor’s conspiracy if they are to save their loved ones, the nation, and each other.

Night is Mine by M.L. Buchman (Feb 1st, Sourcebooks)

The Night is Mine Ace-pilot Captain Emily Beale goes undercover as bodyguard to the First Lady, with her rugged commander, Major Mark Henderson, who is determined to cover her back. Can she learn to keep her desire at bay before her covert mission implodes?

Sweet Enemy: A Veiled Seduction Novel by Heather Snow (Feb 2nd, Penguin)

Sweet Ememy With a gaggle of husband-hunters vying for his attention, Geoffrey Wentworth, Earl of Stratford, finds Miss Liliana Claremont a notable exception. She has no desire to marry the son of the man she believes killed her father. Determined to find evidence of the crime, Liliana rouses the Earl’s suspicions, as well as her own undeniable attraction to him.

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