"Erin Turner and Cristophe Donakis set the bedsheets alight during their scorching affair. But Erin's hopes of a diamond ring turned to ash when he unceremoniously kicked her out of his bed and onto the cold London streets. Years later, Erin's world is rocked again when she meets her newest business client. She knows it's him the moment his designer aftershave hits her senses. Cristophe is going to make Erin pay back what he believes she stole-in whatever way he demands ... But little does he know that Erin's about to drop two very important bombshells."--P.  of cover.
Longing to rid herself of a family plantation that holds disturbing memories, Leslie returns after a long absence and meets the farm's reclusive caretaker, with whom she uncovers haunting family mysteries surrounding a cryptic grave.
The Secret She Kept
Author: ReShonda Tate Billingsley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Her novel Say Amen, Again won the NAACP Image Award, proving that ReShonda Tate Billingsley’s storytelling “scores a direct hit” (Publishers Weekly), delighting and inspiring with powerful, soul-searching situations and unforgettable characters. How far will you go to save someone you love and trust when they’ve kept a dangerous secret for years? That’s the question facing Lance Kingston, a successful Houston magazine executive whose recent marriage to beautiful, high-powered attorney Tia Jiles seemed to promise a bright future for both of them. But under the surface, a fierce and frightening storm was brewing. That’s because Tia never revealed to Lance what she and her family have known since Tia was seventeen—she has an illness that takes over her mind, transforming her into a raging, violent woman hell-bent on destruction. Bipolar disorder. Schizophrenia. Or crazy, as Lance’s grandmother continually reminds him. “Crazy leaves clues,” she told him point-blank, and perhaps Lance should have listened. Tia’s mother tries to pray the problem away . . . and Tia’s doctors can’t help her if she won’t do what they advise. Now there’s more than their marriage and Tia’s survival at stake: Tia is pregnant, and Lance will stop at nothing to keep his troubled wife and unborn daughter safe. But at what price?
The Secrets We Keep
Author: Deb Loughead
After a classmate’s death at a party, Clementine Sanford can’t forgive herself, certain she could have done more to help. Now she has to worry about her “friend” Ellie exposing her, and the dead boy’s mother, a lawyer. But when she finds out there are darker questions about what happened, Clem knows it’s up to her to find the truth.
Hiding from the Greek… The ink is barely dry on Giorgios Letsos's divorce papers, but there's only one thing on this unstoppable Greek's mind: finding Billie Smith, his mistress before his marriage. But the sweet, pliable woman he once knew slams the door in his face! Billie fought hard to heal her broken heart after Gio chose to marry someone else. When he storms back into her life, she's determined not to fall for his seduction again. Especially now that she has a secret to protect…their son. But she hadn't counted on just how badly he wants her back in his bed!
Abandoned by his mother, teenaged Keith struggles with physical and emotional scars from an arson fire and harbors hatred for his half-sister, Maggie, who has been released from prison for her role in setting the fire.
Beware! Dangerous secrets lie between the pages of this book. OK, I warned you. But if you think I'll give anything away, or tell you that this is the sequel to my first literary endeavor, The Name of This Book is Secret, you're wrong. I'm not going to remind you of how we last left our heroes, Cass and Max-Ernest, as they awaited intiation into the mysterious Terces Society, or the ongoing fight against the evil Dr. L and Ms. Mauvais. I certainly won't be telling you about how the kids stumble upon the Museum of Magic, where they finally meet the amazing Pietro! Oh, blast! I've done it again. Well, at least I didn't tell you about the missing Sound Prism, the nefarious Lord Pharaoh, or the mysterious creature born in a bottle over 500 years ago, the key to the biggest secret of all. I really can't help myself, now can I? Let's face it - if you're reading this, it's too late.
The Secrets We Left Behind
Author: Susan Elliot Wright
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
It was a summer of love, and a summer of secrets. She has built a good life: a husband who adores her, a daughter she is fiercely proud of, a home with warmth and love at its heart. But things were not always so good, and the truth is that she has done things she can never admit. Then one evening a phone call comes out of the blue. It is a voice from long ago, a man from a past that she has tried so hard to hide. He knows who she really is and what she has done. Now he is dying and he gives her an ultimatum: either she tells the truth, or he will. And so we are taken back to that long hot summer of 1976 to a house by the sea on the southern coast of England, where her story begins and where the truth will be revealed. . . . Told in dual narratives that jump back and forth in time, Elliot Wright has crafted a story with secrets that unfold through the very last page. Compelling, immersive, and thoroughly surprising, The Secrets We Left Behind is a stunning follow up to the author’s acclaimed UK debut The Things We Never Said. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
The Secret She Carried -- Lynne Graham Erin Turner and Cristophe Donakis set the bed sheets alight during their scorching affair. But Erin's hopes of a diamond ring turned to ash when he unceremoniously kicked her out of his bed and onto the cold London streets. Now, years later, Erin's world is rocked again when she meets her newest business client. Cristophe is going to make Erin pay back what he believes she stole -- in whatever way he demands. But little does he know that Erin's about to drop two very important bombshells! Painted The Other Woman -- Julia James Athan Teodarkis knows her type well: women for whom designer dresses and priceless jewellery are paid for only in kind. But he's never been distracted by one -- until now. Suspecting his brother-in-law is having an affair with beautiful Marisa Milburne, Athan must put a stop to it. His plan is simple, he'll use the Teodarkis millions will divert this gold digger's attentions, seduce her then discard. But despite Athan's belief, shy Marisa is no home wrecker but she is powerless to resist his vengeful seduction. Breaking The Greek's Rules -- Anne McAllister For Daisy Connolly, the mix of a wedding, champagne and blistering chemistry with Alex Antonides leads to a spectacular weekend in bed -- with unforgettable consequences! But the wickedly sexy Greek is gone, leaving Daisy with a broken heart... So when Alex returns, Daisy must walk away unscathed. She has a five-year-old son he can never find out about! But the Antonides heir can't hide forever, and this Greek tycoon has one rule: Christmas is a time for family...
The Weight She Carried, chronicles the lives of ordinary women showing how they endure daily misfortunes, disappointments, and heartbreaks while wearing a smile. Follow the emotional roller coaster inside the minds of the women behind the mask.
SULTRY SECRETS AND SIZZLING SEDUCTION
A Secret Kept
Author: Tatiana de Rosnay
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
This stunning new novel from Tatiana de Rosnay, author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller Sarah's Key, plumbs the depths of complex family relationships and the power of a past secret to change everything in the present. It all began with a simple seaside vacation, a brother and sister recapturing their childhood. Antoine Rey thought he had the perfect surprise for his sister Mélanie's birthday: a weekend by the sea at Noirmoutier Island, where the pair spent many happy childhood summers playing on the beach. It had been too long, Antoine thought, since they'd returned to the island—over thirty years, since their mother died and the family holidays ceased. But the island's haunting beauty triggers more than happy memories; it reminds Mélanie of something unexpected and deeply disturbing about their last island summer. When, on the drive home to Paris, she finally summons the courage to reveal what she knows to Antoine, her emotions overcome her and she loses control of the car. Recovering from the accident in a nearby hospital, Mélanie tries to recall what caused her to crash. Antoine encounters an unexpected ally: sexy, streetwise Angèle, a mortician who will teach him new meanings for the words life, love and death. Suddenly, however, the past comes swinging back at both siblings, burdened with a dark truth about their mother, Clarisse. Trapped in the wake of a shocking family secret shrouded by taboo, Antoine must confront his past and also his troubled relationships with his own children. How well does he really know his mother, his children, even himself? Suddenly fragile on all fronts as a son, a husband, a brother and a father, Antoine Rey will learn the truth about his family and himself the hard way. By turns thrilling, seductive and destructive, with a lingering effect that is bittersweet and redeeming, A Secret Kept is the story of a modern family, the invisible ties that hold it together, and the impact it has throughout life. A film is now in production, to star Melanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds, Now You See Me), Laurent Lafitte (The Crimson Rivers, Little White Lies), and Audrey Dana (Roman de Gare, The Clink of Ice) and will begin shooting in April!
The Secrets We Carried
Author: Mary McNear
Readers who love Susan Wiggs and Susan Mallery will adore New York Times bestselling author Mary McNear newest novel. A young woman travels home to Butternut Lake, confronting her past and the tragedy she and her friends have silently carried with them for over a decade while also facing an unknown future. Butternut Lake is an idyllic place—but for one woman, her return to the lake town she once called home is bittersweet… Sometimes life changes in an instant. Quinn LaPointe grew up on beautiful Butternut Lake, safe, secure, sure of her future. But after a high school tragedy, she left for college and never looked back. Becoming a successful writer in Chicago, she worked to keep out the dark memories of an accident that upended her life. But now, after ten years, she’s finally returned home. Butternut is the same, and yet everything is changed. Gabriel Shipp, once her very best friend, doesn’t want anything to do with her. The charming guy she remembers is now brooding and withdrawn. Tanner Lightman, the seductive brother of her late boyfriend, wants her to stick around. Annika Bergstrom, an old classmate who once hated Quinn, is now friendly. Everyone, it seems, has a secret. Determined to come to terms with the tragedy and rebuild old relationships, Quinn settles into Loon Bay Cabins, a rustic but cozy lakeside resort, where she begins writing down her memories of the year before the accident. Her journey though the past leads her to some surprising discoveries about the present. As secrets are revealed and a new love emerges, Quinn finds that understanding the past is the key to the future.
Author: Barbara Davis
Dovie Larkin's life was shattered when her fiance committed suicide. Now, plagued by guilt, she has become a fixture at the cemetery where he's buried, visiting his grave daily. One day, she sees an old woman whose grief mirrors her own leave a letter on a nearby grave. Dovie ignores her conscience and reads the letter - a mother's plea for forgiveness to her dead daughter - and immediately needs to know the rest of the story. As she delves deep into a decades-old mystery involving one of Charleston's wealthiest families she starts to discover the keys to love and forgiveness.
The Secret Virgin
Author: Carole Mortimer
Jonathan McGuire was infuriating! Though Tory was determined not to let him have it all his own way, he refused to drop his guardor his first impression of her as a ruthless woman of the world. Then Jonathan's sudden interest in her caught her by surprise. But she couldn't let herself respond to the sensual man she sensed lay beneath Jonathan's arrogant exterior. Because, despite Jonathan's less-than-favorable opinion of her, Tory was actually still a virgin, and not equipped to play his sophisticated game....