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Rum Punch Regrets (Abby George Series Book 1) (affiliate link)
Heartbroken and lost, she’s ready for a new adventure. With hunky men and beaches galore, can she sail into true happiness?
Abby George needs a fresh start faster than she can sink a strong Mojito. So when she’s invited by her sister to fix up their father’s Caribbean home, she’s on a plane before you can say, “St. Kitts.” But she’s forced to pause her bikini-clad fantasy when reality presents a dilapidated hotel… and she’s bunked with a totally unruly roommate.
Given precious little time for cocktails, a charm bracelet with a mystery, and two mega-hot hunks on her tail, Abby’s vacation feels more like a tsunami. And after discovering her dad’s torrid past holds a pandora’s box of secrets, this wild ride in paradise might just change her life forever.
Noble Pleasures: A Regency and Victorian Romance Collection (affiliate link)
Enter an era of dashing dukes in disguise, secret-keeping viscounts, and earls trying (and failing) to resist temptation! This sampler collection of novels and novellas (over 800 pages of romance!) from RITA-nominated, USA Today bestselling author Anthea Lawson is full of spicy (and a few sweet) delights.
FORTUNE’S FLOWER – To claim his family estate, James Huntington embarks on an expedition to find his grandfather’s missing journals. He’s at odds with his fellow traveler, the wellborn Miss Lily Strathmore – but even as they succumb to temptation, danger awaits. *Full length novel*
Narco Noir (Detective Emilia Cruz Book 8) (affiliate link)
After witnessing the execution-style murder of a taxi driver, Emilia replaces him behind the wheel. Undercover with a false identity, her target is a shadowy gang extorting protection money from the upscale taxi service.
The homicide investigation is soon stuck in neutral. No one in Acapulco has heard of the gang. Yet the threat of another murder has all the drivers, including Emilia, scared to death.
When Emilia’s worst enemy gets into her taxi, both her life and the murder case accelerate out of control. Next stop, a movie set.
The script is a nightmare.
The director’s cut is a double-cross.
The leading man has looks that could kill.
The Covert Cam Girl (Unexpected Lovers Book 1) (affiliate link)
Become a covert cam girl to help boost my self-esteem… what’s the worst that can happen?
The idea seems innocent enough at first. Turn my room into an online fantasy world, and hide my identity behind a sexy maid’s outfit and cute mask. Everything is going great until Atticus Blaine, a gorgeous single dad who I’ve been quietly pining over, recognizes me on one of my live feeds.
The epic misunderstanding that follows has me bending over backward to avoid the man. But it’s near impossible with us living in the same building. And the little fact that he’s determined to hunt me down. It all has to end at some point though, because taking the stairs is really starting to suck.
Fated Mates of the Kalixian Warriors Collection Books 1-3 (affiliate link)
Recently jobless and homeless, now I’ve been kidnapped by aliens.
I thought my day couldn’t get any worse… until the disgusting Orkun warlords who abducted me tell me I’m meant to be a “bride” for their commander.
No! No freaking way.
But before I can figure out a way off this spaceship, I find myself caught in the middle of an uprising by their other captives: a breathtakingly masculine gladiator race called Kalixians.
With their bronze skin, horns, and rippling muscles, the Kalixians look like gods.
This Much Country (affiliate link)
In 2009, after a crippling divorce that left her heartbroken and directionless, Kristin decided to accept an offer to live at a friend’s cabin outside of Denali National Park in Alaska for a few months. In exchange for housing, she would take care of her friend’s eight sled dogs.
That winter, she learned that she was tougher than she ever knew. She learned how to survive in one of the most remote places on earth and she learned she was strong enough to be alone. She fell in love twice: first with running sled dogs, and then with Andy, a gentle man who had himself moved to Alaska to heal a broken heart.
When Less Becomes More: Making Space for Slow, Simple, and Good (affiliate link)
Women today are more fatigued, burned out, and overwhelmed than ever. You may feel like your life is frantic––that you’re running on empty. In When Less Becomes More, you’ll learn how to live a life of more in a world that often overwhelms to the point of burnout.
Smartphones constantly ping and alert and demand your attention. And social media can eat up hours of your days with mindless scrolling and tapping while leaving you feeling empty and lonely. Add to that family commitments, work that is accessible around the clock, and overscheduling, and you have a life that can feel out of control.
Full Count: The Education of a Pitcher (affiliate link)
“There was a sense about him and an aura about him. Even when he was in trouble, he carried himself like a pitcher who said, ‘I’m the man out here.’ And he usually was.” — Andy Pettitte on David Cone.
To any baseball fan, David Cone was a bold and brilliant pitcher. During his 17-year career, he became a master of the mechanics and mental toughness a pitcher needs to succeed in the major leagues. A five-time All-Star and five-time World Champion now gives his full count — balls and strikes, errors and outs — of his colorful life in baseball.
Hope: Entertainer of the Century (affiliate link)
When Giants Walked the Earth: A Biography of Led Zeppelin (affiliate link)
Led Zeppelin rose to become one of the biggest-selling rock bands of all time. Mick Wall, respected rock writer and former confidant of band members Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, unflinchingly tells the story of the band that wrote the rulebook for on-the-road excess and eventually paid the price for it, with disaster, drug addiction, and death.
Wall also recounts, in a series of flashbacks, the life stories of the five individuals that made the dream a reality: Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, John Bonham, and their infamous manager, Peter Grant.
Finally, the full, shocking story is told from the inside.
A Forget-Me-Not Summer (affiliate link)
It’s taken years, but Natasha Brown’s life is finally on track. Running a florists in the quaint village of Willowbrook, she’s put her short-lived marriage to Luc Duval far behind her. That is, until he unexpectedly walks through her shop door, three years after their divorce.
Luc reveals that he never told his family about their split, and now his father is desperately ill and demanding to meet Natasha. Luc needs her to come to France and pretend they’re still happily married. Natasha is horrified, but when Luc makes her an offer she can’t refuse, reluctantly packs her bags.
The deal is two weeks on a vineyard with his family, but will Luc and Natasha be able to play the perfect couple after years apart?
Even Now (Lost Love Series Book 1) (affiliate link)
Shane Galanter is a man ready to put down roots after years of searching. But is he making the right choice? Or is there a woman somewhere who even now remembers—as does he—those long-ago days . . . and a love that hasn’t faded with time?
Lauren Gibbs is a successful international war correspondent who gave up on happily-ever-after years ago—when it was ripped away from her. Since then, she’s never looked back. So why can’t she put to rest the one question that haunts her: Why is life so empty?
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