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See Me Not (affiliate link)
How well do you really know your Facebook friends?
My husband loves me.
I love him.
But a secret is eating us alive.
And, someone knows everything.
A stranger. A stalker. An online nightmare.
I’ve got mail.
Mating in Captivity: A Memoir (affiliate link)
Crazy On You (affiliate link)
Olivia is tired of being invisible. But could her resentment lead her to murder?
She lives in the perfect suburban town of Huntwood Valley, where wealthy neighbors build their own dream homes and chauffer their kids to private school and elite activities. However, Olivia’s homelife is much bleaker. She is forced to care for her mentally ill mother and abusive father until he drops dead.
Olivia’s life improves when she becomes a mother and meets three diverse women in the same stage of life. Claire is an intense, full-time lawyer with a nanny. Charlotte is a charmed transplant from Richmond married to a distracted husband. And Beth? Well, she’s perfect. Despite her anxious, erratic personality, Olivia develops meaningful friendships. But Beth is special. She has everything. Olivia sets her sites on her new obsession, determined to make herself invaluable. When her persistence turns to meddling, the friendship sours.
Olivia snaps. She unravels quickly, succumbing to familiar volatile tendencies. When the women become fearful of Olivia and her devious behavior, Olivia doesn’t quit. She persists.
Intoxicating (Elite Protection Services Book 1) (affiliate link)
What he really lacks is discipline.
LINCOLN HUDSON has just been handed the easiest job in the world. Babysit the spoiled son of a conservative senator, keep him out of trouble, and receive a six-figure paycheck. A paycheck he desperately needs. Wyatt’s father claims he needs Linc’s firm hand and discipline. One look at him and Linc agrees. Wyatt needs discipline.
Being the closeted gay son of a family values senator has left WYATT EDGEWORTH with a reckless streak and a love of partying that just cost him eight months of his life and might cost his father his re-election. So now, he has a babysitter. A very sexy babysitter.
When Wyatt drunkenly confesses his attraction to Linc, they reach an understanding. Wyatt gets the companion he craves and Linc gets a paycheck, then, once Wyatt’s house arrest is over, they go their separate ways. For this to work, discretion is key, but with a reporter dogging Wyatt’s every move, that might prove impossible.
Staying together was never an option, but with each passing day, their feelings only grow. Will they risk it all for what’s supposed to be a harmless fling?
Beachfront Bakery: A Murderous Macaron (affiliate link)
Allison Sweet, 34, a sous chef in Los Angeles, has had it up to here with demeaning customers, her demanding boss, and her failed love life. After a shocking incident, she realizes the time has come to start life fresh and follow her lifelong dream of moving to a small town and opening a bakery of her own.
A rude tourist dies after eating his way up and down the boardwalk, and all eyes fall on Allison, as the police blame her new macarons. The macarons have a secret ingredient that is so delicious it has customers lining up and down the boardwalk—but they are not, she knows, the cause of death.
Allison, forced to clear her name and salvage her customers, has no choice but to retrace the victim’s foodie trek up and down the boardwalk, and to figure out what he ate—or who he insulted—that could have gotten him killed.
With her beloved dog at her side, it is a race against time to crack the mystery and solve the crime before she loses her bakery—and her budding romance—for good.
Seaside Secrets (Dune House Book 1) (affiliate link)
Suzie Allen gets a call to inform her that her estranged Uncle Harry has passed away and has unexpectedly left her Dune House, a beautiful house on the beach that was once a Bed and Breakfast. With her best friend, Mary, going through a messy divorce, the two decide to get away and go to the small town of Garber to see the house.
Despite the stunning setting, the house has been neglected for years and is in a terrible state of disrepair. Suzie and Mary make the decision to refurbish the house together.
But then, Suzie and Mary start finding evidence that maybe Uncle Harry didn’t die of natural causes. Suzie’s investigative background as a journalist takes over and the ladies go on a search to discover what secrets the house holds. Will these secrets reveal a dark side to Suzie’s strange cousin, Jason?
His Unlikely Lover (Unwanted) (affiliate link)
Bobbi Richmond has always been in love with her best friend, Gabe Braddock, even if Gabe, who works for her media mogul father, has always treated Bobbi like a kid sister, calling her “Runt.”
After a tipsy Bobbi kisses Gabe at a party, Gabe is surprised to find “Runt” becoming the object of his fantasies, and Bobbi is shocked to find her advances suddenly reciprocated. When Gabe suggests adding “benefits” to their friendship—while keeping their new arrangement secret from their families, of course—should Bobbi feel flattered, or insulted by his insistence on casual sex? Are they even a match? Slick and conservative Gabe dates coiffed blondes, while the tomboyish Bobbi spends much more time fixing cars than her hair.
When Gabe’s twin brother, Chase, senses something’s up between the old friends, he forces Gabe to confront his real feelings for Bobbi—and decide whether or not he could live without her.
THE TURNED (Live and Let Live Book 1) (affiliate link)
She’s rebuilding her life. Duty flows through his veins. When the undead rise, can they survive long enough to take a risk on each other?
Phoenix, Arizona. Lola Jenkins chooses loneliness over being burned again. And after she alienated her secret crush years ago by betraying his sister, her self-loathing follows her everywhere… even into a chance encounter with the handsome man. But as his bitter words chase her out of a sandwich shop, her day gets a whole lot worse when she runs straight into a world gone mad.
Cole Beckett values courage and honor. So, although he’s still angry with the girl who hurt his family, the former marine refuses to leave her behind as they escape a city suddenly overrun by zombies. And after gathering up his girlfriend, sister, and a comrade-in-arms, he slowly thaws towards his unwanted traveling companion as he leads them through peril toward safety.
Full Circle (Star Trek: Voyager) (affiliate link)
Following the events of the unforgettable Star Trek crossover trilogy Destiny, the new captain of the USS Voyager embarks on a dangerous mission that is paved with blood and haunted by ghosts of the past.
When the USS Voyager is dispatched on an urgent mission to the planet Kerovi, Captain Chakotay and his first officer, Commander Thomas Paris, must choose between following their orders and saving the lives of two of those dearest to them. B’Elanna Torres and her daughter, Miral, are both missing in the wake of a brutal attack on the Klingon world of Boreth. With the aid of their former captain, Admiral Kathryn Janeway—as well as many old friends and new allies—the crew must unravel an ancient mystery, placing themselves between two warrior sects battling for the soul of the Klingon people…while the life of Miral hangs in the balance.
But these events and their repercussions are merely the prelude to even darker days to come.
Hungry for Happiness: Stop Emotional Eating & Start Loving Yourself (affiliate link)
YOU KNOW IT IN YOUR HEART: It’s time to break free of the cycle of emotional eating-from calorie restriction and bingeing-to become who you were designed to be. It’s time to stop using food numb your pain and begin listening inward to your body’s wisdom, to your highest self. Reconnect with your intuition, embrace your body, and heal your relationship with food with this practical and heart-centered guide-now completely revised and updated.
Inspired by her personal journey from struggling dieter to self-love activist, Samantha Skelly’s Hungry for Happiness workshops have helped thousands of women end their battles with emotional eating. This book is filled with her relatable stories paired with journal exercises, mindset-shifts, meditations, and breathwork practices created to help you map your personal path toward feeling whole, healed, and happy.
A Duke for Diana (Designing Debutantes Book 1) (affiliate link)
Self-made civil engineer Geoffrey Brookhouse has unexpectedly inherited the dukedom of Grenwood. But he has a secret that could ruin his family. Hoping to save his timid sister from that fate, he seeks to marry her off to a respectable, protective gentleman. With the London Season imminent, Geoffrey hires Elegant Occasions to orchestrate her debut. Yet Lady Diana Harper, spirited fashion expert, proves more than he bargained for. Suddenly, Geoffrey’s sister is emerging from her shell, and he is beleaguered with social invitations and gossip! Worse, Diana is attempting to transform him into a presentable duke—when all he really wants is to make her his own . . .
Diana doesn’t know what to make of the handsome, disheveled duke. The man bristles at the very idea that his fashion faux pas might spoil his sister’s chances. Yet Geoffrey’s stubbornness simply inspires Diana to ruffle his feathers—by setting him on a course of self-improvement. Although there’s something endearing, even irresistible about his flaws, can a man who hates the ton tolerate a woman who makes her living catering to them? Little does either know that they have more in common than they suspect—and that two can create a society all their own . . .
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