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One of the Family (The Lett Family Sagas Book 1) (affiliate link)
With three men vying for her attention, which will she choose?
Mary Owen is forced to seek work in order to support her elderly aunt. Catching the eye of Will, a young waiter at Letts restaurant, she strikes it lucky: Will is desperate to meet her acquaintance and persuades the head chef to take Mary on in the kitchen.
It is not only Will who takes an interest in Mary. After spending two years in the trenches, Henry Lett has taken on the running of the family’s famous London restaurant since his father got sick. Henry is intrigued by Mary’s mysterious beauty and promoted her to an office job. But before he can make a move, his younger brother enters the scene. Charming, irresponsible Geoffrey, with film-star looks and money to burn, seems to have everything a girl on the brink of womanhood could desire.
Leviathan (Viking Ancestors: Forged in Fire Book 1) (affiliate link)
An explosive enemies-to-lovers tale teeming with wicked secrets and fiery passion.
The only thing Destiny knows is her name, but who’s complaining? She lives in a beautiful million dollar seaside chalet in Winter Harbor, Maine without a care in the world. At least until a psychic shows up at her front door claiming Destiny’s true identity is remarkable. She must remember who she is. What she’s meant to do. If that isn’t enough, her house isn’t her own, and her fate tied to a man in the distant past. A fierce, brooding Viking who’s too arrogant for his own good yet sinfully alluring.
Leviathan doesn’t believe in love or fated mates, so the woman he saved shouldn’t be haunting his thoughts. Especially considering they barely got along. Yet now, thanks to the fire he used to keep Destiny alive, the feisty, stunning redhead is put in his path once more. Worse yet, she might be the foretold Sigdir who sparks the next Great War. That means she must die by his blade once and for all.
Forever and Ever Boxed Set One: Books 1-7 (affiliate link)
Cayson has been my best friend for years. Never anything more. People have asked the question a million times. “Are you really just friends?”
Yes. Why is that so hard to believe?
I know he’s a super hot guy, but when you’ve been friends since you were two, you tend to get friend-zoned.
Then one morning everything changes. Trinity, my other best friend, says something she shouldn’t. “You didn’t hear this from me, okay? But Cayson used to be so hung up on you.”
“Used to be? When?”
“I don’t know…like six months ago.”
“And you tell me this now?!”
“You aren’t into him, right? So what does it matter?”
Simon Emerson is a regular, suburban, out of work 30-something guy. But then he is mortally injured in a terrorist bombing on the London Underground. Afterwards, he discovers he has superhuman abilities. Simon quickly transforms from a nobody to the most powerful person on the planet.
Forced to navigate life with his newfound powers he discovers the police investigating the attack, suspicious of him, is the least of his worries. Simon’s most significant challenge lies ahead. He’s not the only one with incredible abilities. Simon has questions and his search for answers takes him across the globe to find the mysterious man who gave him his powers.
The Underground terrorist is still on the loose and Simon must learn to control his powers fast before his greatest power becomes his greatest weakness.
Mind over Murder (A Kalli Ballas Mystery Book 1) (affiliate link)
Kalliope Ballas and Nikos “Nik” Stevens are not a good match, despite the wishes of Kalli’s mother and the rest of her tight-knit adoptive Greek family.
Kalli’s a shy, slightly OCD fashion designer with a prissy calico cat and hand sanitizer always at the ready. Nik’s a loud and boisterous half-Greek homicide detective with a big sloppy St. Bernard and a devil-may-care attitude. And besides, ever since a freak accident gave Kalli the gift of reading minds, her long-standing low expectations for romance have dipped even further. But when Kalli’s best friend becomes the number one suspect in a murder, the mismatched pair find themselves increasingly crossing paths over the course of the subsequent investigation. Kalli knows she must use her newfound ability to clear her best friend’s name, but how can she explain how she knows what she knows without confessing her mind-reading ability to Nik?
The Crime Beat: Washington, D.C. (affiliate link)
At the rooftop bar of the famed Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C., a former Vice President is assassinated. Across the Potomac River, a mysterious sniper leaves a fifty caliber rifle on the bed of his hotel room, then disappears.
Crime reporter Jane Cole and NYPD cop Robert Warren have clues no one else has. But as they arrive in D.C. to investigate, they’re hit with a series of coverups and misdirections. And as they close in on the killer, they realize that they, too, are being tracked.
Perfect for readers of Michael Connelly and fans of True Detective or Jack Ryan, The Crime Beat is your next bingeable series from bestselling author A.C. Fuller.
Sam Prichard Series: Books 1-4 (Sam Prichard Boxed Set Book 1) (affiliate link)
Sam Prichard was a cop, and a good one, until the bullets took out the joint of his right hip. Now he’s trying to learn to live without being a cop, and getting to know his neighbors, learning to walk again and even ride a motorcycle. Life is bearable, barely, but then he gets asked to find a missing child, and the lure of getting back into some kind of police work is too much for him to resist. When he teams up with computer whiz Indiana Perkins, he suddenly becomes one of the best investigators he’s ever even known.
Now, he’s found the missing child, but it’s thrown him right into the middle of something that may be a drug war–or could be a chance to stop the next 911! There’s no way out for Sam, so he’s in for the ride of his life, but when the girl he’s becoming fond of is suddenly drawn into the line of fire with her own little daughter, Sam is ready to forget all the rules and do whatever is necessary to win the day.
Lone Wolf (An F.B.I. K-9 Novel Book 1) (affiliate link)
FBI Agent Megan Jennings and her canine partner Hawk are an effective team. With his highly trained sense of smell, Hawk can locate bodies anywhere—living or dead. When a bomb rips apart a government building in Washington D.C., they get to work saving the survivors buried beneath the rubble.
But even as the duo are hailed as heroes, a bomber remains at large. As more bombs are detonated and the body count soars, Meg and Hawk attempt to find the pattern to a madman’s reign of terror. Soon the desperate manhunt leads them into the wilderness of West Virginia, where the lone wolf can turn the hunters into the hunted.
The Knowledge (The Richard Jury Mysteries Book 24) (affiliate link)
Robbie Parsons is one of London’s finest, a black cab driver who knows every street, every theater, every landmark in the city by heart. In his backseat is a man with a gun in his hand—a man who brazenly committed a crime in front of the Artemis Club, a rarefied art gallery-cum-casino, then jumped in and ordered Parsons to drive. As the criminal eventually escapes to Nairobi, Detective Superintendent Richard Jury comes across the case in the Saturday paper.
Two days previously, Jury had met and instantly connected with one of the victims of the crime, a professor of astrophysics at Columbia and an expert gambler. Feeling personally affronted, Jury soon enlists Melrose Plant, Marshall Trueblood, and his whole gang of merry characters to contend with a case that takes unexpected turns into Tanzanian gem mines, a closed casino in Reno, Nevada, and a pub that only London’s black cabbies, those who have “the knowledge,” can find.
The Other Magic (Passage to Dawn Book 1) (affiliate link)
The men secured the shackles slowly, hesitantly, but Kibure did not resist; he couldn’t. Whatever otherworldly power had come over him in those moments of passion had fled his body the second he realized what he had done…
In a realm where only clerics are permitted to practice magic, Kibure’s inexplicable use of power places him in grave danger. In a twist of fate, the rogue priestess hired to strip him of his power chooses instead to help him escape. Her reasons for doing so are her own, but something worse than death awaits if they are unable to evade the Empire’s most potent wielders.
The Invisible Woman: A WWII Novel (affiliate link)
France, March 1944. Virginia Hall wasn’t like the other young society women back home in Baltimore—she never wanted the debutante ball or silk gloves. Instead, she traded a safe life for adventure in Europe, and when her beloved second home is thrust into the dark days of war, she leaps in headfirst.
Once she’s recruited as an Allied spy, subverting the Nazis becomes her calling. But even the most cunning agent can be bested, and in wartime trusting the wrong person can prove fatal. Virginia is haunted every day by the betrayal that ravaged her first operation, and will do everything in her power to avenge the brave people she lost.
While her future is anything but certain, this time more than ever Virginia knows that failure is not an option. Especially when she discovers what—and whom—she’s truly protecting.
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