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Rogue Wave (Haven Island Series) (affiliate link)
“Tell me, are you running? Or are you home?”
That’s the question of the hour. The kind of question you expect from small town people who know your family. But that old woman hasn’t seen me in years, and no one else has a clue who I am.
My plan is to rebuild the beach house I inherited. Regroup.
The last thing I plan to do is to get to know the people on this small island.
No, scratch that, the last thing I plan to do is to get involved with an intern.
But she keeps pushing her way in and showing up in tiny bikinis.
“I’d love to talk to you more about your experiences sometime. You might even have some ideas for me.”
He’s seen the world, traveled across all of the oceans, and lived my dreams.
He’s not a talker, but he is a surfer. And so am I.
It’s not like I’m looking for forever. I’m not.
Facing the Son, A Novel of Africa (affiliate link)
American Matt Reiser travels to The Ivory Coast on a mission to locate his estranged son. His only guide is a three-year old postal address. Fighting cultural vertigo and disorientation at the Abidjan airport, Matt relies on a glib and persistent limo driver who speaks just enough English to gain his trust.
The next morning, Matt wakes up drugged, robbed, and dropped into a grim city slum. Without ID, without money, and with no idea where to turn, Matt forges unlikely alliances that take him on a perilous journey out of the city and through the backcountry, where he fights on to continue his search.
Along the way, Matt confronts his life choices that launched him on this search. When he finds his son in an isolated desert village, he faces the consequences of those choices.
Diva Las Vegas (Raven McShane Mysteries Book 1) (affiliate link)
Anchor (First to Fight Series Book 1) (affiliate link)
These U.S. Marines are always the first to fight when it comes to their country…or the women they love.
He’ll do anything to save her.
Former Marine turned Coast Guard Gabriel Rossi, traded the brutal desert for the unforgiving sea to be closer to his family. When a woman risks her life to save his young daughter, Gabe will stop at nothing to bring her home safe.
She’s no hero.
But when a man draws a gun and threatens the passengers on a ferry, Chloe McKinney is the only one who steps in the line of fire to protect a little girl, even if it means sacrificing herself.
As the clock ticks down to an explosive confrontation, they’ll both face their fears to make it to morning alive.
The Sexy One (One Love Book 1) (affiliate link)
Falling into forbidden love would be a mistake.
Especially since the kind, sweet and smart Abby works with me every single day. In my home. Playing with my five-year-old daughter.
Which means, I’m the single dad who’s falling for the nanny.
Abby’s completely off-limits, but since I’ve spent a year resisting her, I can keep doing it.
Until, she offers to help me learn French to woo a new client. Soon, we’re spending time outside of my home, just the two of us, and all my resistance is breaking down…
See the Grishaverse come to life on screen with Shadow and Bone, now a Netflix original series.
Shadow and Bone tells the story of Alina Starkov, a soldier in the kingdom of Ravka who discovers she possesses magical abilities. Training with the Grisha, her country’s magical military elite, Alina falls under the spell of their notorious leader, the Darkling. He believes she is the only one with the power to defeat the forces threatening the kingdom—forces that will test old alliances and challenge the very limits of magic, one that will forge a leader from a frightened girl.
Home Front: A Novel (affiliate link)
All marriages have a breaking point. All families have wounds. All wars have a cost. . . .
Like many couples, Michael and Jolene Zarkades have to face the pressures of everyday life—children, careers, bills, chores—even as their twelve-year marriage is falling apart. Then an unexpected deployment sends Jolene deep into harm’s way and leaves defense attorney Michael at home, unaccustomed to being a single parent to their two girls. As a mother, it agonizes Jolene to leave her family, but as a solider she has always understood the true meaning of duty. In her letters home, she paints a rose-colored version of her life on the front lines, shielding her family from the truth. But war will change Jolene in ways that none of them could have foreseen. When tragedy strikes, Michael must face his darkest fear and fight a battle of his own—for everything that matters to his family.
She’s With Me (affiliate link)
A new town, a new love, another chance to stay alive.
Arriving in another new town, Amelia Collins vows to fit in and finish her senior year drama free. There can’t be any mistakes. Staying under the radar is what keeps Amelia one step ahead of the man who is trying to find and destroy her.
But when she’s befriended by a group of students who make her feel safe and loved, Amelia struggles to maintain her distance, especially when faced with her feelings for Aiden Parker, whose piercing gray eyes and strength weaken her resolve.
When Aiden’s ex-girlfriend threatens Amelia in ways that make her easy to find, she has to act quickly. Feeling crushed by her desire for a normal life and not wanting to leave her friends behind, Amelia has an impossible choice to make between survival or the chance at real love.
A Master of Djinn (Dead Djinn Universe Book 1) (affiliate link)
Cairo, 1912: Though Fatma el-Sha’arawi is the youngest woman working for the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments and Supernatural Entities, she’s certainly not a rookie, especially after preventing the destruction of the universe last summer.
So when someone murders a secret brotherhood dedicated to one of the most famous men in history, al-Jahiz, Agent Fatma is called onto the case. Al-Jahiz transformed the world forty years ago when he opened up the veil between the magical and mundane realms, before vanishing into the unknown. This murderer claims to be al-Jahiz, returned to condemn the modern age for its social oppressions. His dangerous magical abilities instigate unrest in the streets of Cairo that threaten to spill over onto the global stage.
These Silent Woods: A Novel (affiliate link)
No electricity, no family, no connection to the outside world.
For eight years, Cooper and his young daughter, Finch, have lived in isolation in a remote cabin in the northern Appalachian woods. And that’s exactly the way Cooper wants it, because he’s got a lot to hide. Finch has been raised on the books filling the cabin’s shelves and the beautiful but brutal code of life in the wilderness. But she’s starting to push back against the sheltered life Cooper has created for her—and he’s still haunted by the painful truth of what it took to get them there.
The only people who know they exist are a mysterious local hermit named Scotland, and Cooper’s old friend, Jake, who visits each winter to bring them food and supplies. But this year, Jake doesn’t show up, setting off an irreversible chain of events that reveals just how precarious their situation really is. Suddenly, the boundaries of their safe haven have blurred—and when a stranger wanders into their woods, Finch’s growing obsession with her could put them all in danger.
The Wife Between Us: A Novel (affiliate link)
When you read this book, you will make many assumptions.
You will assume you are reading about a jealous ex-wife.
You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement – a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love.
You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle.
Twisted and deliciously chilling, Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen’s The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage – and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.
Read between the lies.