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Good Girl (The Siren Island Series Book 1) (affiliate link)
When Samantha books a trip to Siren Island, it’s because she has finally hit a wall. Worn-out, defeated, and dead tired – Samantha is ready to run away from it all. Her whole life has been spent playing by the rules, and for what? An empty apartment, a career with no upward movement, and one failed relationship after another. When it all blows up in her face, what’s a girl to do but take a last-minute trip to the ridiculously named Laughing Mermaid Bed & Breakfast on an unknown speck of an island in the Caribbean?
Lucas is no stranger to burn-out. He landed on Siren Island seeking solace from his own troubled past. What he didn’t expect was to find that his mysterious neighbors at the quirky Laughing Mermaid bed & breakfast would show him there’s more to this world than he ever could have believed. When Samantha arrives as their guest – depleted and needing respite, Lucas can’t help but feel like he could be the man she needs. Irresistibly drawn to her uptight demeanor, Lucas is determined to unwind Samantha and show her that life on Siren Island could be the answer to all her problems.
Up to No Good (The Siren Island Series Book 2) (affiliate link)
Lola Ramon has cultivated a life most would dream of – or judge – depending on who is doing the looking. A world traveler and artist, she never stays in one place for too long, or with one man. A fateful meeting with a psychic in Italy reveals the cracks in her happy exterior and sends her to Siren Island determined to take a break from her wandering lifestyle. There, she hopes to finally find answers to a question that’s always enchanted her.
Gage Rivelle waved goodbye to the corporate world from the deck of his beautiful new sailboat years ago and has happily settled into a leisurely life leading sailing tours on Siren Island. Used to women of all ages throwing themselves at him, Gage has developed a discerning eye for what he’s looking for in a life partner. When Lola steps off the plane, Gage knows instantly he’s found the one.
A Good Chance (The Siren Island Series Book 3) (affiliate link)
Starblood: A Military Space Opera Series (War Undying Book 1) (affiliate link)
Brought back from the brink of death, now he must fight once more…
Sergeant Richard Stavos was a Technomancer, capable of creating stronger than normal mental links with nanites. But that alone wasn’t enough to keep him alive. Not when the Ka Empire wages wars across the galaxy.
Death was supposed to be his release…an end to the constant fighting that plagued his life. But gifted beings like Richard are assets, and almost a decade after his death, the Ka overlords bring him back from the grave as a ‘reward’ for his good service.
Some reward… but who says no to living twice?
A Fake Marriage Romance Collection (affiliate link)
Book 1: Accidentally Married
Madison get swindled into pretending to be Jared’s girlfriend for a family dinner. When she finds out he lied to her, she gets him back by telling his family they are engaged. A hilarious rom com with a great cast of characters.
Book 2: Reluctantly Married
Megan and Adam have knocked heads for some time. When forced to pretend to date on a TV show, real feelings get in the way. And when they say I do, Megan worries her heart will not be able to take it.
Book 3: Mistakenly Married
Things get a little crazy when Penny accidentally marries the wrong man. Then when he convinces her to stay married just until he gets his inheritance, she agrees. What she didn’t expect is for her heart to get involved.
Hard Wood (affiliate link)
Cat Milnick’s Summer To-Do List
1. Get my new brewpub up and running.
2. Ignore the wickedly handsome Dom Wilde and his kinky furniture.
3. No more carpenter puns. Screw and hammer. Tongue and groove. Nail gun.
4. Focus on the beer.
5. Remember: If I fail, I’ll have to go back to working for my evil ex-boyfriend.
6. Don’t get turned on when Dom calls me his little spitfire in his sexy, smoky growl.
And above all, don’t get too attached to his…ahem…‘hard wood.’
What Your Clutter Is Trying to Tell You: Uncover the Message in the Mess and Reclaim Your Life (affiliate link)
With a practical, warm, and welcoming approach, intuitive life and business coach Kerri Richardson guides you to accept your clutter as a natural manifestation of your mind, body, and spirit looking out for yourself. It is your soul calling out for you invest in self-care and to face the fears holding you back from being your best self. Richardson dives into the most common categories of physical clutter and provides efficient and effective steps for clearing the space for your physical, mental, and spiritual well-being to flourish. But more than house and home, Richardson encourages you to clear out the clutter of relationships and habits that have been occupying your time and energy for too long.
Actionable clutter-clearing activities provide the foundation of this achievable plan to maximize your house, home, and heart’s potential.
Baking with Dorie: Sweet, Salty & Simple (affiliate link)
Cook’s Encyclopaedia: Ingredients and Processes (affiliate link)
Kill For Me (affiliate link)
On a hot Florida night in 2003, aspiring model Sandee Rozzo drove into her garage after a long shift at a local bar. Waiting in the shadows was a killer who fired eight bullets point-blank into her chest. The police immediately suspected Timothy Alvin “Tracey” Humphrey, the ex she had recently agreed to testify against for imprisoning and raping her.
But Humphrey had recently manipulated nineteen-year-old Ashley Laney into falling in love with him. On their wedding night, he made a strange request—one that would end in a tragic and brutal murder. The police knew Humphrey was the likely suspect, but he had an alibi for the time of the shooting. How could they prove that he was the psychopath behind Sandee’s murder even if he didn’t pull the trigger? It would all come down to a bold prison escape, a manhunt for a killer, and an explosive trial . . .
A Burning: A novel (affiliate link)
Dancing with Death: The True Story of a Glamorous Showgirl, Her Wealthy Husband, and a Horrifying Murder (affiliate link)
Phoenix, Arizona, 2004. Marjorie Orbin filed a missing person’s report on her husband, Jay. She claimed that the successful art dealer had left town on business after celebrating their son’s birthday more than a month before. But no one believed that Jay would abandon the family he loved. Authorities suspected foul play . . .
As the search for Jay made local headlines, Marjorie’s story starting coming apart. Why did she wait so long before going to police? If Jay was away on business, why were there charges made to his credit card in Phoenix? Then, the unthinkable happened.
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