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The Vanishing Wife (The Marcie Kane Thriller Collection Book 1) (affiliate link)
How far will a man go to protect his family? Mason Seaforth is about to find out.
Mason Seaforth, a mild-mannered accountant. wakes up the morning of his 20th wedding anniversary to find that his wife, Sami has disappeared. A search of Sami’s computer uncovers a past she has buried for more than 20 years.
Together with their strong-willed friend, Marcie Kane, Mason leads an investigation that takes them from the home he and Sami share in Gulfport, Florida to a casino in Gatineau, Quebec. As he and Marcie close in on Sami’s whereabouts, so do Aaron Marshall and his enforcer, Greg Johnson, AKA, “The Force” – deadly serious men willing to kill the entire Seaforth family to protect Sami’s secrets.
Elle Chambers might just be the best insurance investigator in Edinburgh…
After all, she solves tough cases using unconventional means—very unconventional means.
Her latest case, though, might just be her toughest…and most dangerous.
What starts as a simple missing artwork case soon has Elle on the hunt for a missing—and extremely valuable—M.C. Escher woodcut.
The investigation begins at the home of Niall Sampson, a handsome, wealthy and enigmatic art collector.
But it doesn’t take long for Elle to discover that Niall holds secrets of his own; indeed, Elle might have just met her magical match.
Forever Only Once (Promise Me Book 1) (affiliate link)
Hazel Noble has survived horrors she wouldn’t inflict on her worst enemy. Since then, she’s healed, found herself, and connected with a group of women she’s proud to call her friends. However, when they make a pact to start looking for love, Hazel finds herself not only up first but also forced to face a past she thought she’d escaped.
Cross Brady has no need for a relationship. As the oldest of five, he’s always been the one his family can rely on. Now, all he wants is to work in peace and live his life. His priorities shift dramatically, though, when Cross finds himself in Hazel’s path.
Though the two initially fight their connection, they soon learn that it’s safer to fall for each other than keep running from what’s holding them back—not to mention, who wants them dead.
Marigold Island Collection Books 1-3 (affiliate link)
Lydia Walker and Angela Collins both need a fresh start.
A year ago, Lydia became a widow at thirty-eight when she lost her beloved husband to cancer, and despite the support of her friends and her teenage daughter, Holly, she’s had a hard time moving on from the loss. She feels stuck, uncertain of how to carry out her husband’s final wish that she do something that scares her.
Angela Collins has what seems like the perfect life—a beautiful little boy, a loving husband, and a good career. But that all comes crumbling down when she returns home early one afternoon and discovers that her husband is having an affair.
Struggling with grief and loss, both women head to Marigold Island, an idyllic small town with white sand beaches and happy childhood memories.
The Abby George Series Books 1-3 (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.
If you like snarky heroines, steamy affairs, and hilarious family scandals, then you’ll love Anne Kemp’s feisty romp.
Caught in the Act (affiliate link)
If you love scene stealing children, an alpha male who has a soft heart for the one he wants, and a little bit of instalove, Caught in the Act, a sweet and sexy romance, is for you!
Liam Hardt, radio personality for an award-winning hits station in San Diego, is known for his sexy voice and pretty face—but also for the increasingly popular segment Caught In The Act, where he helps people corner their cheating significant others.
It’s all fun and games though until one call—one caller—hits him in inexplicable ways.
Hired Killer (Biscayne Bay Mystery Series Book 1) (affiliate link)
Sometimes it’s safer to stay dead—it’s easier to dig for the truth.
I’ve got a man handcuffed to my bed.
I’m Harper Finn, legit business owner. But I picked up a ringing phone that wasn’t mine and…well, I’m now involved.
Sure, Grey Walker, six feet of blue-eyed hotness, will gripe about me kidnapping him when he wakes up. But I couldn’t just let the ex-cop fall prey to a hit someone took out on him. Trust me, with people setting him up to take the fall for an infamous murder, he’s better off pretending to be dead for a while. In south Florida, it’s easier than you might think.
And as we dig for the truth, we have to be careful not to wind up at the bottom of Biscayne Bay.
Death in Soho (Augusta Peel Mysteries Book 1) (affiliate link)
It’s the Roaring Twenties. London’s bright young things are partying, Soho’s nightlife is buzzing and Augusta Peel is hiding in her basement.
She has a reason to hide there: it’s home to her Bloomsbury workshop where she repairs old, neglected books. After a busy time during the war, all Augusta wants is peace and quiet – even if it is routinely disturbed by the tube trains beneath her feet.
But events take a turn when Augusta agrees to chaperone 19-year-old Harriet Jones on a date. Failing to get her home on time, she ends up in a riotous nightclub. She can’t imagine the evening getting much worse when the police raid it. But then the murder happens.
Who shot Jean Taylor? An old acquaintance at Scotland Yard learns Augusta was near the murder scene and persuades her to help with his investigation. But how can a humble book repairer navigate Soho’s world of actresses, gangsters and theatre impresarios to discover the truth?
Brielle Adebayo is fully content teaching at a New York City public school and taking annual summer vacations with her mother to Martha’s Vineyard. But everything changes when her mom drops a bombshell–Brielle is really a princess in the island kingdom of Ọlọrọ Ilé, off the coast of Africa, and she must immediately assume her royal position, since the health of her grandfather, the king, is failing.
Distraught by all the secrets her mother kept, Brielle is further left spinning when the Ọlọrọ Ilé Royal Council brings up an old edict that states she must marry before her coronation, or the crown will pass to another. Brielle is uncertain if she even wants the throne, and with her world totally shaken, where will she find the courage to take a chance on love and brave the perils a wrong decision may bring?
The Suspect (Joe O’Loughlin Book 1) (affiliate link)
Renowned psychologist Joseph O’Loughlin has it all — a thriving practice, a devoted, beautiful, fiercely intelligent wife, and a lovely young daughter. But when he’s diagnosed with Parkinson’s, O’Loughlin begins to dread the way his exceptional mind has been shackled to a failing body, and the cracks in his perfect existence start to show.
At first, O’Loughlin is delighted to be called in to a high-profile murder investigation, hoping his extraordinary abilities at perception will help bring a killer to justice. But when O’Loughlin recognizes the victim as one of his former patients, an emotionally disturbed young woman who nearly brought ruin upon him, O’Loughlin hesitates — a fateful decision that soon places O’Loughlin at the top of the lists of both a bullish detective and a diabolical killer.
The Martha Manual: How to Do (Almost) Everything (affiliate link)
Is Italian olive oil really Italian, or are we dipping our bread in lamp oil? Why are we masochistically drawn to foods that can hurt us, like hot peppers? Far from being a classic American dish, is apple pie actually . . . English?
“As a species, we’re hardwired to obsess over food,” Matt Siegel explains as he sets out “to uncover the hidden side of everything we put in our mouths.” Siegel also probes subjects ranging from the myths—and realities—of food as aphrodisiac, to how one of the rarest and most exotic spices in all the world (vanilla) became a synonym for uninspired sexual proclivities, to the role of food in fairy- and morality tales. He even makes a well-argued case for how ice cream helped defeat the Nazis.
The Secret History of Food is a rich and satisfying exploration of the historical, cultural, scientific, sexual, and, yes, culinary subcultures of this most essential realm. Siegel is an armchair Anthony Bourdain, armed not with a chef’s knife but with knowledge derived from medieval food-related manuscripts, ancient Chinese scrolls, and obscure culinary journals.