Against the Odds by Lisa Kleypas
Lydia Craven is a beautiful, absent-minded but brilliant mathematician newly betrothed to a handsome, sweet, understanding man. Unfortunately, she doesn't love him. Jake Linley (Someone to Watch Over Me) is a doctor who has been in love with Lydia for longer than he is comfortable with and cannot stand idly by while she makes an enormous mistake in marrying for companionship instead of adoration. When fate lends a helping hand, he eagerly takes advantage of the situation and passionately attempts to convince her of his argument. Lydia is the daughter of Derek and Sara Craven of Dreaming of You, and she is endearing in her own tale of love and romance -- not to mention tantalizing love scenes that are hot, hot, hot!
Midsummer's Knight by Kinley MacGregor
Lady Kenna McRyan is not a typical romance heroine. She isn't beautiful, she isnít tall, she isn't thin. But she is everything Simon of Ravenswood (Born in Sin and Master of Desire) has ever dreamed of. She is equally besotted with him, but because he is writing as his close friend Stryder of Blackmoor, Kenna is convinced it is Stryder she loves. It doesn't take her long to realize that Simon is the sweet, sensitive man she has spent so long corresponding with. On a personal note, I would like to request that Stryder get his own story next, but please, Ms. Macgregor, make it a full-length novel! I'd like to spend a few hundred pages with him, if you get my drift.
A Tale of Two Sisters by Julia Quinn
Ned Blydon (Splendid, Dancing at Midnight and Minx) is about to marry the wrong woman. In fact, even if he didn't know who the right woman was, Lydia Thornton would still and always be the wrong woman. But he does know. It's her sister, Charlotte. She is certainly intrigued by the dashing lord, but her loyalty to her sister is a constant nagging noise in her head. When Lydia reveals her intention to elope with someone other than Ned, Charlotte suddenly realizes that a future of love and laughter with the man of her dreams is a very real possibility.
In a unique anthology that will thrill readers, three of today's top romance novelists have each selected a secondary, back-by-popular-demand character from a past book and written a steamy tale with that character as the star. Each story is unique; Kleypas' writing is more passionate and to the point, MacGregor's is touching and sentimental, and Quinn's characters are always full of humor.