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DEVIL’S CHIMNEY (Detective Rutherford Barnes Mysteries Book 1) (affiliate link)
On a wild and stormy night on England’s south coast, ambitious young police constables Rutherford Barnes and Harriet Holden are doing the rounds when they see a burglar fleeing the scene of the crime.
And the location is Harriet’s house. The ground floor is ransacked. Scrawled in red across one wall are the words: DEAD COPS SLEEP LONG.
Then a few days later, Harriet’s battered body is discovered in a shabby seafront hotel.
Newly promoted to detective, Barnes vows to discover who killed his partner, and why.
Kissing My Old Life Au Revoir (affiliate link)
Before Caity Shaw, there was Samantha Hunter…
Event planner Samantha Hunter is prepared for a few challenges when escorting a group of good ole boy beer distributors to Paris, the city of haute cuisine and fine wines. However, she doesn’t foresee being passed up for a promotion because she is too professional and doesn’t knock back beers with her clients.
Her focus soon switches from landing the well-deserved promotion to finding her free-spirited sister, who lives in Paris and has disappeared, leaving behind family secrets to be uncovered. A sexy puppeteer helps Samantha search for clues to her sister’s whereabouts and teaches her to embrace her inner child.
Murder on Potrero Hill (Peyton Brooks’ Series Book 1) (affiliate link)
Not just the view is killer…
Rents doubled. No affordable housing. Ten pages of help wanted ads in the paper every day. Tourist town Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is in a housing crisis, and Sadie Moose, second generation owner of Moose’s Bakery, is right in the middle of it. Her assistant baker just told her she’s leaving because her rent is being doubled. Sloan Brackenridge, local power realtor and her childhood tormenter, is threatening to bulldoze Sadie’s childhood home to make room for more multi-million dollar condos. Oh, and her dog, Tyrone, is acting funny and needs to go to the vet. Again.
And those are just the start of her problems.
Through The Barricades: Book Club Pick (affiliate link)
Her country overtaken by a foreign power, Maggie Gilligan signs up to fight for her people’s freedom. Daniel Healy, in love with Maggie, joins the enemy – to try to save her.
Falling in love is never easy. At times of war, it’s lethal.
Through the Barricades is a story of friends to lovers at a time of war, of two people who are prepared to die: Maggie for her country, Daniel for Maggie. Their conflicting duties put them on opposite sides. Will they and their love survive?
This friends-to-lovers story is inspired by real events of WWI and Irish rebellion.
Cowboys and Kisses: Frontier Romance Where the Women Save Themselves (affiliate link)
A one-way stage ticket to the frontier leaves a young woman penniless and alone in Long Grass, Wyoming. With no other hope than to survive another day, she takes up the only profession open to her. Years later she encounters a one-of-a-kind cowboy she can love, and her first taste of pleasure – and happiness.
Cowboys, however, are born to wander, and their kisses are as brief as the lives of young women without family or means. Accepting that her days will be numbered too few, Darlin’ escapes into her scribblings where her dreams of freedom can soar over the limitless prairie.
When she recognizes her own truth and a chance for love in the longing gaze of a townswoman, will she finally find kisses she can trust?
Quicksand of Memory (affiliate link)
Jenna is trying to rebuild her life after a series of disastrous relationships.
Luke is struggling to provide a safe, loving home for his deceased partner’s young son, following a devastating tragedy.
When Jenna and Luke meet and fall in love, they are certain they can achieve the stability and happiness they both desperately need.
And yet, someone is watching.
Someone who has been scarred by past events.
Someone who will stop at nothing to get revenge…
Scene of the Climb (A Pacific Northwest Mystery Book 1) (affiliate link)
A Portland journalist bluffs her way into a job writing for an outdoor magazine—where she soon has to climb a mountain—and catch a murderer . . .
Portland, Oregon, is the perfect fit for someone like Meg Reed. It’s a city with a small-town feel, where she can crash on the couch of her best friend Jill, now that she’s graduated from journalism school . . .
But a girl needs a job, so Meg bluffs her way into writing for Northwest Extreme magazine, passing herself off to editor-in-chief Greg Dixon as an outdoor adventure enthusiast. Never mind that Meg’s idea of sport is climbing onto the couch without spilling her latte. So when she finds herself clawing to the top of Angel’s Rest—a two-thousand-foot peak—to cover the latest challenge in a reality TV adventure show, she can’t imagine feeling more terrified. Until she witnesses a body plummet off the side of the cliff. Now Meg has a murder to investigate. And if the climbing doesn’t kill her, a murderer just might . . .
Celebrate with Chocolate: Totally Over-the-Top Recipes (affiliate link)
Flight to Coorah Creek (affiliate link)
Pilot Jess Pearson is running away from a broken heart and a terrible burden of guilt. A new job flying an air ambulance in outback Australia is a lifeline, after the headlines claimed she betrayed her lover to escape a prison sentence. That was all lies, and in Coorah Creek she has a chance to start over. She’s not hoping for forgiveness or love, just to escape from the past. But no matter how many people she helps save, can she ever atone for a lost life?
Dr Adam Gilmore is a brilliant doctor who wants only two things-to work and to be left alone. Unwilling to let any woman past his well-built barriers, he gives everything of himself to his patients. But when the new pilot comes to his small town, with a dedication to the job that matches his own, he starts to wonder if maybe he doesn’t have to shoulder the burden alone
Marcus Wilding: Duke of Pleasure (Dangerous Dukes Book 1) (affiliate link)
He’s the most accomplished lover in England, and the finest tutor in pleasure that ever lived!
Lady Julianna Armitage is on a mission:
– The goal: Discover passion and learn the true art of lovemaking, something she never experienced in her short, loveless marriage.
– The teacher: The devastatingly handsome Marcus Wilding, Duke of Worthing; the one man she could never have…until now.
– The outcome: Pure, decadent, indulgent satisfaction!
Julianna is determined to maintain control, but as Marcus unleashes a sensual siege that awakens her every sense, it soon becomes clear that losing control can be the most delicious thing of all!
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