Hate to Want You|Alisha Rai
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Alisha Rai, one of contemporary romance's brightest stars, makes her Avon Books debut with the first novel in the sexy Forbidden Hearts series

One night. No one will know.

That was the deal. Every year, Livvy Kane and Nicholas Chandler would share one perfect night of illicit pleasure. The forbidden hours let them forget the tragedy that haunted their pasts--and the last names that made them enemies.

Until the night she didn't show up.

Now Nicholas has an empire to run. He doesn't have time for distractions and Livvy's sudden reappearance in town is a major distraction. She's the one woman he shouldn't want . . . so why can't he forget how right she feels in his bed?

Livvy didn't come home for Nicholas, but fate seems determined to remind her of his presence--and their past. Although the passion between them might have once run hot and deep, not even love can overcome the scandal that divided their families.

Being together might be against all the rules . . . but being apart is impossible.

One of Amazon's Best Romances of the Month & Best Romances of 2017


  • ISBN-13: 9780062566737
  • ISBN-10: 0062566733
  • Publisher: Avon Books
  • Publish Date: July 2017
  • Dimensions: 6.4 x 4.1 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.4 pounds
  • Page Count: 384

Romance: Highland homecoming

A Highland warrior returns home in Never Kiss a Highlander by Michele Sinclair. After years away, Hamish MacBrieve heeds his brother’s call to return and protect the family holdings, even though painful memories reside there—the woman Hamish loved fell for his brother and married him instead. But once he returns home, another woman grabs his attention. Mairead MacMathain, whom Hamish only recalls as a little girl, has grown up and is a tempting distraction even for a man who believes himself incapable of falling in love again. Mairead knows her heart—and soon Hamish has it—but there’s danger for the clan if Hamish can’t vanquish a brutal enemy who wants Mairead for himself. Family meddling adds another layer of trouble for the pair, and there is more than one secret plan afoot. A Highland frolic starring a feisty heroine and a hero with brains and brawn, Never Kiss a Highlander is great fun.

A resilient pair meets with tribulations and triumph in Knight on the Texas Plains by Linda Broday. In 1880, grieving farmer Duel McClain finds himself encumbered with a baby girl and a woman in desperate need. Since he has no experience with caring for children, Duel and the mysterious Jessie Foltry make an agreement to travel back to his family together. Once they arrive in Tranquility, Texas, Jessie finds an ease she’s longed for. Although she’s ready to be a wife in name only, she marries Duel after sharing her darkest secret with him. They are working toward a productive and loving marriage when Jessie’s past catches up with them—in the guise of Duel’s own brother, a Texas Ranger. Now the new family is put to the hardest test of all, and while Jessie trusts her Western knight, she knows that fate isn’t always on the side of what’s right. Broday’s latest is a tender romance to touch the heart.

Alisha Rai offers up an engrossing, hot-as-fire reunion romance in Hate to Want You, the first book in her Forbidden Hearts series. Nicholas Chandler and Livvy Kane were teenage lovers, and their relationship was strengthened by the closeness of their families, who ran a successful business together. But tragedy struck, breaking up the company, the families and, finally, the young couple. After a decade away, Livvy returns to their hometown. Her mother needs her, and Livvy needs to reconnect with her family, but she intends for her stay to be temporary. Businessman Nicholas can’t stay away from Livvy, and though he knows a future for them is impossible, he asks her for a single night—and then another. Tattoo artist Livvy knows this situation won’t end well, even though there is some relief in facing the past. But Nicholas confronts his own feelings and decides it’s time to make a change. Can that be done without alienating his family and the woman he’s never stopped loving? Old feuds, dark secrets and sizzling love scenes make Hate to Want You impossible to put down.


ALSO IN BOOKPAGE: Read our Q&A with Alisha Rai about Hate to Want You.

This article was originally published in the August 2017 issue of BookPage. Download the entire issue for the Kindle or Nook.