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Maybe: The Complete Series (Maybe Boxset Series Book 1) (affiliate link)
Her future is already set, all she has to do is marry a complete stranger.
Kinsley Felton has everything. Money, a loving family, and a modeling career. She graduates from Yale in just days, but unlike a typical college student she doesn’t have to spend hours looking for a job when she graduates. Kinsley will inherit the multi-billion dollar gaming and hospitality company her great-grandfather started. The only problem is she has to do everything her family asks for in order to get that money. That includes marrying a man of her family’s choosing. That’s not a problem since Kinsley has been following her family’s orders all her life. Until a phone call from her grandfather changes everything.
Will she marry the man her family chooses or will she decide her own future?
Sweet Dreams (Jack Dillon Dublin Tales Book 2) (affiliate link)
It’s official: U.S. Marshal Jack Dillon is temporarily on loan to the Garda Síochána Special Detective Unit, helping to smoke out the Russian crime boss responsible for the murders of two of their own in a shoot-out at the airport. Jack was wounded in the gun battle, but he did bring down down three mobsters. He’s definitely on the mend now, as his sexy nurse Lin will attest – with a big smile.
In this action-packed sequel to Welcome, the first humorous Dublin Tale by Mike Faricy, one of the mob families has sworn revenge. And so, with a price on Jack’s head, the Garda uses him to bait a trap for the bad guys. Faricy’s funny charm shows up in the good-natured joshing among Jack and the new Irish friends who’re protecting him.
Beauty from Pain (Beauty Series Book 1) (affiliate link)
They agreed on three months… but their love knew no boundaries.
Jack McLachlan is a winemaking magnate and easily one of Australia’s most eligible bachelors. His success and wealth make him no stranger to the complications of romantic relationships. That’s why he goes to extreme measures to avoid the hassle.
He prefers simplicity in the form of a beautiful female companion.
No strings attached.
He arranges relationships like business deals and they’re always the same.
No long-term relationships.
No real names.
PROJECT RENAISSANCE MAN: A PROJECT RM NOVEL (affiliate link)
The Storm killed billions. To reset humanity’s future, these teens must uncover the truth and risk everything—including humanity’s existence.
17 years after billions died, the few hundred remaining live in peace and harmony. Life is especially good for Matthew Cane. His two trusted friends, Rich and Bobby, are more like brothers and his pretty girlfriend, Lori, would do anything for him. For Matthew, everything is neat and in place, the perfect life—well, as perfect as possible growing up without his mother and most of humanity gone.
In one day, however, two women jolt him out of his teenage concerns and into something much greater.
The Moscow Brief (Travis Bishop Thrillers Book 1) (affiliate link)
It’s been five years since CIA agent Travis Bishop walked away from his career…
Now living on a ranch in Texas training performance horses, he swore he’d never go back.
The arrival of an unexpected guest at the ranch throws Travis headfirst into trouble. A man shows up on his doorstep claiming an agent that saved his life has gone dark and is nowhere to be found. Worse yet, the CIA believes her to be a traitor.
A simple dinner to talk through the details leads to murder and a plan to topple the entire US government, a threat that even Travis can’t ignore.
Now it’s Travis’s mission to save the agent and uncover the truth, if he can find her in time…
Collateral Damage (Danger Never Sleeps Book #1) (affiliate link)
Honorably discharged from the Army after an explosion nearly killed her, former military psychiatrist Brooke Adams has set up shop to help others–but her days of helping military personnel are over. She’s got her own battles to fight from her time overseas, and she’s not equipped to take on more. Former Army Special Ops Sergeant First Class Asher James could handle anything that war sent his way–terrorists, bombs, bullets. The only thing that scares him now is sleep. As the shadows close in, the nightmares begin.
Finally convinced that he needs help, Asher makes an appointment with a counselor, and Brooke is pressed by her boss to take him on. When he arrives at her office she isn’t there–but a dead body is. Brooke is devastated when she walks in, and Asher is a conveniently strong shoulder to cry on. But she can’t take him on as a client after sharing such an intimate and unprofessional moment, can she? And he’s not sure he can handle sharing his deepest fears with such a beautiful woman.
‘An unsuitable job for a woman…’
When her husband goes ‘missing in action’, Jemma James returns to the city of her birth to set up a private detective agency with her best friend, Roberta ‘Bobbie’ Baker, with whom she shares a passionate love of Golden Age crime fiction.
These two enterprising young women soon find themselves embroiled in a series of mysterious cases, shadowing blackmailers and bigamists, and investigating the perplexing history of a wealthy young woman who seems determined to wipe out her past. And it’s not long before they stumble across an unsolved murder.
But the dead don’t stay dead for long in historic York.
As the ‘phoney war’ draws to a close, and the sky above the soaring twin towers of the twelfth century Minster darkens with menace, Jemma learns that even she is not above suspicion in wartime Britain.
Defectors: A Novel (affiliate link)
In 1949, Frank Weeks, agent of the newly formed CIA, was exposed as a Communist spy and fled the country to vanish behind the Iron Curtain. Now, twelve years later, he has written his memoirs, a KGB- approved project almost certain to be an international bestseller, and has asked his brother Simon, a publisher, to come to Moscow to edit the manuscript. It’s a reunion Simon both dreads and longs for.
The book is sure to be filled with mischief and misinformation; Frank’s motives suspect, the CIA hostile. But the chance to see Frank, his adored older brother, proves irresistible. And at first Frank is still Frank—the same charm, the same jokes, the same bond of affection that transcends ideology.
Then Simon begins to glimpse another Frank, capable of treachery and actively working for “the service.” He finds himself dragged into the middle of Frank’s new scheme, caught between the KGB and the CIA in a fatal cat and mouse game that only one of the brothers is likely to survive.
The Gift of the Magpie (Meg Langslow Book 28) (affiliate link)
The 28th book and the seventh Christmas mystery in the Meg Langslow series, The Gift of the Magpie is yet another wonderfully merry and funny book from New York Times bestselling author Donna Andrews.
Meg’s running Caerphilly’s Helping Hands for the Holidays project, in which neighbors help each other with things they can’t do and can’t afford to have done. Her hopes for a relatively peaceful (if busy) Christmas vanish when someone murders Harvey the Hoarder, whose house the Helping Hands were decluttering. Was there any truth to the rumor that he had something valuable hidden beneath all his junk? Was one of his friends, neighbors, or relatives greedy enough to murder him for the rumored treasure? And what about the magpie that has been bringing her family bits of tinsel and costume jewelry—does the bird’s latest gift hold a clue to solving the crime?
The Opposite of Me: A Novel (affiliate link)
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