Lynne Graham - Rafaello's Mistress

Judul : Rafaello's Mistress
Sub Judul : Kekasih Rafaello
Penulis : Lynne Graham
Penerbit : Gramedia
Tanggal Terbit : Januari 2013
Halaman : 256
Genre : Contemporary Romance

Impian Glory Little menjadi kenyataan ketika Rafaello Grazzini menunjukkan ketertarikan padanya. Pesona dan status sosial Rafaello membuatnya merasa seperti putri. Sayangnya, ayah Rafaello tidak menyetujui hubungan mereka dan menggunakan cara licik untuk memisahkan keduanya.

Bertahun-tahun kemudian, Glory yang putus asa memutuskan untuk meminta bantuan kepada Rafaello. Rafaello yang salah paham terhadap perpisahan mereka dulu memperlakukannya dengan begitu dingin dan bersedia menolong dengan syarat Glory bersedia menjadi wanita simpanannya. Namun tampaknya kesepakatan mereka mengungkapkan fakta lain pada masa lalu yang mengejutkan...

Lucy Gordon - The Italian's Christmas Miracle

Judul : The Italian's Christmas Miracle
Sub Judul : Cinta Bersemi di Italia
Penulis : Lucy Gordon
Penerbit : Gramedia
Tanggal Terbit : Januari 2013
Halaman : 214
Genre : Contemporary Romance

Drago di Luca, arsitek terpandang Italia dan Alysa Dennis, akuntan dengan masa depan cemerlang, tiba-tiba dipertemukan oleh pengkhianatan mengejutkan, pasangan mereka berselingkuh!
Namun Alysa dan Drago tahu hanya ada satu jalan untuk mengatasi kesedihan mendalam mereka, sama-sama menghadapinya.

Di balik pembawaan Alyssa yang tenang, Drago sadar wanita itu menyimpan begitu banyak penderitaan, terlebih ketika dia menatap putri drago yang ceria. tetapi seiiring waktu, cinta mulai bersemi, dan natal datang menjanjikan awal yang baru. Akankah keajaiban cinta menjadikan mereka keluarga yang berbahagia?

Christie Kelley - Every Time We Kiss [The Spinster Club #2]

Judul : Every Time We Kiss
Sub Judul : Setiap Kali Kita Berciuman
Penulis : Christie Kelley
Penerbit : Elex Media Komputindo
Tanggal Terbit : November 2011
Halaman : 384
Genre : Historical Romance

Wanita itu menghela napas, suara yang indah yang membuat perhatiannya kembali fokus ke bibir Jennette yang penuh dan berwarna merah jambu.
"Aku harus membuat rencana percomblangan ini dengan lebih baik lagi."

Dia mendekat selangkah ke Jennette, menyadari saat ini mereka sudah berdiri terlalu dekat dengan satu sama lain.
"Mungkin kau memang tidak ingin melakukannya dengan lebih baik?"
Jennette menengadah. "Maksudmu?"
"Mungkin kau tidak mau mencarikan seorang pengantin untukku."
"Tapi... Oh, tidak," katanya sambil menyunggingkan senyum tipis dan menggeleng "Aku tidak akan menikah denganmu."
"Mungkin," bisiknya. "Tapi tidakkah kau ingin tahu apa yang akan kau lewatkan?"
Mata Jennette yang biru berkilau jahil. "Tidak juga."

Dia mengusap pipi Jennette dengan tangannya yang terbungkus sarung tangan sampai wanita itu gemetar. "Tidak pernahkah kau menginginkan seorang berandalan di ranjangmu?"
"Seseorang sepertimu?"
"Persis."

Tina Gabrielle - A Perfect Scandal [Scandal #2]

Judul : A Perfect Scandal
Sub Judul : Skandal yang Sempurna
Seri : Scandal #2
Penulis : Tina Gabrielle
Penerbit : Elex Media Komputindo
Tanggal Terbit : September 2011
Halaman : 392
Genre : Historical Romance

 Lady Isabel Cameron tak menginginkan pernikahan dan harta.

Impiannya adalah belajar seni lukis di Paris. Tetapi ayahnya mempertunangkan ia dengan seorang lord yang bila berjalan megal-megol, miskin, dan pendominasi yang selisih umurnya dua kali umur Isabel. Ketika cinta masa kecilnya Marcus Hawksley muncul kembali-tampan, lajang, dan diasingkan dari pergaulan sosial-Isabel merancang cara sempurna untuk meloloskan diri.
Ia akan meminta bantuan Marcus untuk merusak reputasinya.

Sir Marcus Hawksley, pria yang terbuang dari masyarakat.

Marcus sudah mengalami kemarahan masyarakat kelas atas, karena bisnisnya sebagai pialang saham dianggap tak dapat diterima. Tapi ia bukanlah perusak gadis-gadis polos - sampai secara tak sengaja, pendekatan tak patut Isabel membuat gadis itu menjadi satu-satunya saksi atas suatu kebohongan yang dapat menghancurkan hidup Marcus. Dihadapkan pada tuntutan ayah Isabel untuk menikah, Isabel dan Marcus setuju untuk menikah di atas kertas - dan tinggal bersama selama enam bulan sebagai suami dan istri pura-pura. Tapi saat gairah bertumbuh di antara mereka, yang tadinya hanya pura-pura menjadi sungguhan....

Sarah Dessen - The Truth About Forever

Judul : The Truth About Forever
Penulis : Sarah Dessen
Penerbit : Viking Juvenile
Tanggal Terbit : Mei 2004
Halaman : 374
Genre : Young Adult; Contemporary Romance

A long, hot summer...

That's what Macy has to look forward to while her boyfriend, Jason, is away at Brain Camp. Days will be spent at a boring job in the library, evenings will be filled with vocabulary drills for the SATs, and spare time will be passed with her mother, the two of them sharing a silent grief at the traumatic loss of Macy's father.

But sometimes unexpected things can happen—things such as the catering job at Wish, with its fun-loving, chaotic crew. Or her sister's project of renovating the neglected beach house, awakening long-buried memories. Things such as meeting Wes, a boy with a past, a taste for Truth-telling, and an amazing artistic talent, the kind of boy who could turn any girl's world upside down. As Macy ventures out of her shell, she begins to wonder, Is it really better to be safe than sorry?

Terri Anne Browning - The Rocker That Savors Me [The Rocker #2]

Judul : The Rocker That Savors Me
Seri : The Rocker #2
Penulis : Terri Anne Browning
Tanggal Terbit : April 2013
Halaman : 227
Genre : Contemporary Romance

Layla…
…has had a hard life. On her own at a young age, always having to do what needed to be done just to survive. Now she has two other people depending on her and she needs a job fast before they get evicted. A job interview introduces her to Jesse Thornton, the delicious drummer for Demon’s Wings. He reminds her of all the mistakes of her past, but is also her hope for the future.

Jesse…
…has never let anyone in. The only real family he has ever had are his band brothers and Emmie—the only women he has ever loved. But then Layla comes into his life and he would do just about anything to get one taste. Can he move past his own insecurities and allow this woman into his heart?

Terri Anne Browning - The Rocker That Holds Me [The Rocker #1]

Judul : The Rocker That Holds Me
Seri : The Rocker #1
Penulis : Terri Anne Browning
Tanggal Terbit : Januari 2013
Halaman : 99
Genre : Contemporary Romance

Touring with four rockers is the thing of dreams…

At least that is what people tell me. To me those four rockers are my family. They have watched over me from the time I was five years old. Protecting me from my mother and her drunken, drug addict rages. When they made it big they still watched over me. And when my monster of a mother died they took over as my guardians.

In the six years since that happened I have watched over the four men that
mean everything to me. I take care of them just as they once took care of me. I handle all the dirty work behind the scenes of a rockers life. It isn't always pretty. At times it came be damn near disgusting, especially when I have to get rid of their one night stands. Ugh!

Taking care of them doesn't bother me though. I mean it’s not like I’m in love with one of them. That would be crazy. Falling for a rocker is NOT smart.

Okay, so I’m not smart. I love my guys, and one of them kind of holds my heart in his big old rocker hand. But I’m dealing. I've been able to keep it my little secret for years now.
I’m not, however, dealing with this bug that I seem to have caught. It scares the hell out of me. I hate doctors, but I’m suddenly more worried about finding out what is wrong with me than what the doctor might do to me.

When I get my test results back my life will never be the same again…

***Because of language and adult situations not suitable for readers under 17***

Elizabeth Reyes - Noah [5th Street #1]

Judul : Noah
Seri : 5th Street #1
Penulis : Elizabeth Reyes
Tanggal Terbit : Maret 2012
Halaman : 314
Genre : Contemporary Romance; New Adult

Veronica Cruz has been through hell and back. After disconnecting with the world two years ago to be at the side of her dying mother, she’s left alone, unemployed, overweight, and feeling a decade older than her twenty-eight years. When her best friend coaxes her into joining the local gym to ditch her depression and rejuvenate her life, she meets Noah. Assigned to help Veronica lose weight, Noah is everything she expected a young trainer to be—perfectly chiseled, supportive and motivating. Add to that, he’s incredibly sexy. He’s everything she’s ever looked for in a man. What she least expected was for him to fall for her, but he has. There's just one glaring problem: Noah is eight years younger.

Noah Quintanilla has his eye on a boxing title—someday. Down for a few months with an injury, his maintenance-boy pay at 5th Street Gym won't cut it. He’s finally given the opportunity to train. The catch? His trainee is an out-of-shape woman with a free week pass. Taking on the challenge, Noah stumbles into one of the closest friendships he’s ever known, and before he knows it, he’s in love. But Veronica’s not having it—the age difference is too much. Their platonic relationship means having to watch her date other men—something that would make him crazy. Believing he's the man for her, Noah sets out to prove that age is but an illusion, and there's more to him than just a number.

Julie Garwood - A Girl Named Summer

Judul : A Girl Named Summer
Penulis : Julie Garwood
Penerbit : Simon Pulse
Tanggal Terbit : Oktober 1998
Halaman : 176
Genre : Contemporary Romance

Summer never meant to lie. She just wanted to keep the most perfect guy she ever met interested in her. She had been surprised when David began hanging out with her every day...and dizzy with happiness when he kissed her. David seemed to like her unconventional Irish family, even her eccentric Grandpa. Everything was going great -- until Ann entered the picture. She collected boys like trophies. How could Summer compete with someone like that?

Before she knew it, Summer was boasting to David about her passion for long-distance running. She never dreamed he'd enter them in a six-mile race. Summer dreaded the moment when he would discover the truth: she couldn't run six blocks. And the flirtatious Ann was already working on David. Then Summer's Grandpa came up with a plan that was just crazy enough to save the day...
Novel ini diterbitkan Dastan kalau aku gak salah. Dan aku baru tahu kalau ternyata Julie Garwood (JG) menulis tentang cerita cinta remaja. Kalau di Indonesia mungkin sebutannya teenlit.

Ceritanya sederhana dan umum sih. Tentang remaja perempuan yang jatuh cinta. Yang namanya jatuh cinta, kita akan berusaha menyelami hobi oleh orang yang kita sukai. Kebetulan David ini suka lari, jadilah si Summer bilang dia juga lari, terus diajak ikutan lomba lari. Kalang kabut deh si Summer dan berusaha latihan lari.

Di samping itu, seperti cerita cinta biasanya, ada perempuan lain yang membuat cemburu. Walaupun si David sudah menunjukkan rasa sukanya kepada Summer, tapi Summer masih ragu karena Ann mendekati David juga. Mana mungkin David tidak tergoda dan bagaimana mungkin Summer bisa bersaing dengan Ann?

Jangan mengharapkan sesuatu yang baru dari cerita singkat ini karena kamu mungkin tak akan menemukannya. Tapi aku suka dengan keluarga Summer yang lucu, santai, dan saling mendukung. David juga sweet walaupun rada menyebalkan karena dia sempat dekat dengan Ann.

Overall, cerita pendek yang menyenangkan. Cocok sih buat jadi selingan dan buatku cukup mengejutkan juga karena JG menulis cerita remaja seperti ini :)


Johanna Lindsey - Prisoner of My Desire

Judul : Prisoner of My Desire
Sub Judul : Jerat Hasrat Sang Lady
Penulis : Johanna Lindsey
Penerbit : Dastan
Tanggal Terbit : Februari 2013
Halaman : 456
Genre : Historical Romance

Rowena Belleme harus melahirkan seorang ahli waris demi kepentingan kakak tirinya yang serakah. Dan Warrick deChaville merupakan satu-satunya pilihan yang sempurna untuk menjadi ayah dari anak tersebut, meskipun itu berarti ia harus memenjarakan Warrick dan memaksa knight yang tampan itu untuk tunduk kepadanya.

Warrick deChaville tiba-tiba ditangkap ketika ia hendak mandi. Dalam penahanannya, ia dipaksa untuk menuruti keinginan wanita cantik yang menahannya. Warrick bersumpah untuk melawan wanita itu, namun tubuhnya berkehendak lain. Kecantikan dan keindahan sosok Rowena seolah membiusnya. Akan tetapi, diam-diam Warrick berencana untuk membalas dendam kepada Rowena dan menunggu ketika Rowena berada dalam kekuasaannya.

Apakah Warrick berhasil membebaskan diri dan membalaskan dendamnya? Apakah yang akan terjadi kepada Rowena selanjutnya? Bisakah Warrick dan Rowena bersatu di tengah-tengah dendam yang begitu membara?

Emma Chase - Tangled [Tangled #1]

Title : Tangled
Series : Tangled #1
Author : Emma Chase
Publisher : Omnific Publishing
Published Date : May 2013
Pages : 254
Genre : Contemporary Romance

Drew Evans is a winner. Handsome and arrogant, he makes multimillion dollar business deals and seduces New York’s most beautiful women with just a smile. He has loyal friends and an indulgent family. So why has he been shuttered in his apartment for seven days, miserable and depressed?

He’ll tell you he has the flu.

But we all know that’s not really true.

Katherine Brooks is brilliant, beautiful and ambitious. She refuses to let anything - or anyone - derail her path to success. When Kate is hired as the new associate at Drew’s father’s investment banking firm, every aspect of the dashing playboy’s life is thrown into a tailspin. The professional competition she brings is unnerving, his attraction to her is distracting, his failure to entice her into his bed is exasperating.

Then, just when Drew is on the cusp of having everything he wants, his overblown confidence threatens to ruin it all. Will he be able untangle his feelings of lust and tenderness, frustration and fulfillment? Will he rise to the most important challenge of his life?

Can Drew Evans win at love?

Tangled is not your mother’s romance novel. It is an outrageous, passionate, witty narrative about a man who knows a lot about women…just not as much as he thinks he knows. As he tells his story, Drew learns the one thing he never wanted in life, is the only thing he can’t live without.