Science and romance meet in a high-stakes cat-and-mouse game.

MURDER AT KENSINGTON PALACE

A Regency lady with a hidden past joins forces with an irritable aristocrat to solve a dastardly series of crimes.

That waspish illustrator using the name A.J. Quill is really Lady Charlotte Sloan, cast off by her family for marrying her drawing master. She’s worked on several cases with the Earl of Wrexford (Murder at Half Moon Gate, 2018, etc.), but none has tested her skills or her heart as much as the one involving her cousin Cedric, Lord Chittenden, and his twin brother, Nicholas. The twins were Charlotte’s dearest childhood companions, and she’s devastated when Cedric is brutally murdered and Nicholas is arrested. The cousins were interested in scientific research, so Charlotte searches for clues among their peers. Hawk and Raven, two street urchins she’s raising as gentlemen, help her in other ways. And Wrexford bribes his way into the prison housing Nicholas, who drops hints about the Eos Society and Cedric’s rivalries over lovely Lady Julianna Aldrich, whose wealthy guardian encourages her intellectual interests. Although the theory that electricity can be used to raise the dead has largely been disproven, Cedric has continued to experiment with the voltaic pile. A particularly promising clue is the sighting of a person with a distinctive hat and cloak at recent crime scenes. Realizing that the killer is most likely a member of the upper crust, Charlotte makes the difficult decision to reveal herself as Lady Charlotte in order to meet more of her cousin’s friends. Her burgeoning awareness of her love for Wrexford is just one of many unpredictable complications in the search for a clever and ruthless killer.

Science and romance meet in a high-stakes cat-and-mouse game.

Pub Date: Sept. 24, 2019

ISBN: 978-1-4967-2281-2

Page Count: 304

Publisher: Kensington

Review Posted Online: July 1, 2019

Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15, 2019

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With frank language and patient plotting, this gangly teen crush grows into a confident adult love affair.

LOVE AND OTHER WORDS

Eleven years ago, he broke her heart. But he doesn’t know why she never forgave him.

Toggling between past and present, two love stories unfold simultaneously. In the first, Macy Sorensen meets and falls in love with the boy next door, Elliot Petropoulos, in the closet of her dad’s vacation home, where they hide out to discuss their favorite books. In the second, Macy is working as a doctor and engaged to a single father, and she hasn’t spoken to Elliot since their breakup. But a chance encounter forces her to confront the truth: what happened to make Macy stop speaking to Elliot? Ultimately, they’re separated not by time or physical remoteness but by emotional distance—Elliot and Macy always kept their relationship casual because they went to different schools. And as a teen, Macy has more to worry about than which girl Elliot is taking to the prom. After losing her mother at a young age, Macy is navigating her teenage years without a female role model, relying on the time-stamped notes her mother left in her father’s care for guidance. In the present day, Macy’s father is dead as well. She throws herself into her work and rarely comes up for air, not even to plan her upcoming wedding. Since Macy is still living with her fiance while grappling with her feelings for Elliot, the flashbacks offer steamy moments, tender revelations, and sweetly awkward confessions while Macy makes peace with her past and decides her future.

With frank language and patient plotting, this gangly teen crush grows into a confident adult love affair.

Pub Date: April 10, 2018

ISBN: 978-1-5011-2801-1

Page Count: 416

Publisher: Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster

Review Posted Online: Jan. 23, 2018

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 2018

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Heartfelt and funny, this enemies-to-lovers romance shows that the best things in life are all-inclusive and nontransferable...

THE UNHONEYMOONERS

An unlucky woman finally gets lucky in love on an all-expenses-paid trip to Hawaii.

From getting her hand stuck in a claw machine at age 6 to losing her job, Olive Torres has never felt that luck was on her side. But her fortune changes when she scores a free vacation after her identical twin sister and new brother-in-law get food poisoning at their wedding buffet and are too sick to go on their honeymoon. The only catch is that she’ll have to share the honeymoon suite with her least favorite person—Ethan Thomas, the brother of the groom. To make matters worse, Olive’s new boss and Ethan’s ex-girlfriend show up in Hawaii, forcing them both to pretend to be newlyweds so they don’t blow their cover, as their all-inclusive vacation package is nontransferable and in her sister’s name. Plus, Ethan really wants to save face in front of his ex. The story is told almost exclusively from Olive’s point of view, filtering all communication through her cynical lens until Ethan can win her over (and finally have his say in the epilogue). To get to the happily-ever-after, Ethan doesn’t have to prove to Olive that he can be a better man, only that he was never the jerk she thought he was—for instance, when she thought he was judging her for eating cheese curds, maybe he was actually thinking of asking her out. Blending witty banter with healthy adult communication, the fake newlyweds have real chemistry as they talk it out over snorkeling trips, couples massages, and a few too many tropical drinks to get to the truth—that they’re crazy about each other.

Heartfelt and funny, this enemies-to-lovers romance shows that the best things in life are all-inclusive and nontransferable as well as free.

Pub Date: May 14, 2019

ISBN: 978-1-5011-2803-5

Page Count: 416

Publisher: Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster

Review Posted Online: March 3, 2019

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15, 2019

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