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Holding Onto Forever (The Beaumont Series: Next Generation Book 1) (affiliate link)
The road for Noah Westbury has been carved out for him, long before he knew who his father was. Making sure he worked hard to deserve the opportunities provided to him, Noah is where he’s dreamed of being – starting QB for Portland Pioneers. Together, with his model girlfriend by his side, life can’t get much better. Except that standing in his path is Peyton Powell-James, his life-long friend and the one woman he can never have.
Peyton Powell-James always knew her future would be in football and dreams of having a successful sports journalism career once she graduates college. After being given the assignment to cover a professional game from the sidelines, Peyton believes that everything is going to plan. Until one fateful night changes her life.
Love in Whispering Pines (Whispering Pines Sweet Small Town Romance) (affiliate link)
Spend some time in the sweet small town of Whispering Pines and watch love bloom as the seasons change!
Second Chance Summer (Book One) – Summer Thompson can’t remember her past. Damian Knight is on the run from his. In a small town full of secrets, love may be their only hope.
Autumn Allure (Book Two) – Bartender Nate Hunter faces surprise single fatherhood. Maxine, the town’s librarian, wants to get her meddling mother off her back. Can a pretend relationship save them both, or will real feelings complicate everything?
Spring Secrets (Book Three) – Sienna Cruz is a good girl, a rule follower. Then she meets playboy Dashiell Springer, who turns her world upside down. When his troubled past catches up to him, will their new love be strong enough to withstand it?
Murder on Oxford Lane (Detectives Roy and Roscoe Book 1) (affiliate link)
The peace of a Midlands village is upset when local businessman Harry Bowers doesn’t return from choir practice.
More concerned than the man’s own wife, it would seem, investigating officer Detective Sergeant Sunita Roy becomes convinced he has been done away with.
But there is no trace of the man, just a litany of evidence of an ailing marriage and a nose-diving business venture.
In charge of her first serious case, DS Roy will struggle to win the respect of her colleagues – in particular her Brummie boss, DCI Gavin Roscoe. All that whilst fighting off the intentions of an increasingly desperate suitor.
Who had it in for the budding chorister? And is Roy tough enough to break down the defences and prejudices of Middle England?
Jewels To Kill For (Jack Dillon Dublin Tales Book 15) (affiliate link)
US Marshal Jack Dillon, assigned to An Garda Síochána Special Branch, and his partner DI Paddy Suel, are investigating a third ‘random’ murder, in as many days, in the Finglas section of Dublin. It turns out DI Suel grew up in the same neighborhood and knew the third victim and his siblings.
The following day a fourth victim is murdered.
There seems to be no relationship between any of the victims until the Tech Lab examines some photos on the victim’s cell phones. But that still doesn’t answer the questions Who is doing the killing and why?
If only they could find someone even remotely involved . . .
Radically Sober: Create a brave, bold alcohol-free life (affiliate link)
I knew what life looked like with alcohol in the picture.
What about life lived sober?
What might that look like?
These were the questions I found myself asking back in early 2019. I’d just quit my (toxic) career in teaching, and at thirty years old and chronically single I felt like I was starting from scratch…again.
This book is about how I went from a (self-proclaimed) Hot Mess and Love Addict to a fabulous and thriving (most of the time) Radically Sober Babe. It’s about how I discovered my integrity, self-respect and self-worth and reclaimed my Power. It’s about how I returned to the woman I was always destined to be, the one I’d always been underneath it all. It’s about how I chose radical sobriety over hangovers and created a brave, bold alcohol-free life for myself.
No Judgments: A Novel (Little Bridge Island Book 1) (affiliate link)
When a massive hurricane severs all power and cell service to Little Bridge Island—as well as its connection to the mainland—twenty-five-year-old Bree Beckham isn’t worried . . . at first. She’s already escaped one storm—her emotionally abusive ex—so a hurricane seems like it will be a piece of cake.
But animal-loving Bree does become alarmed when she realizes how many islanders have been cut off from their beloved pets. Now it’s up to her to save as many of Little Bridge’s cats and dogs as she can . . . but to do so, she’s going to need help—help she has no choice but to accept from her boss’s sexy nephew, Drew Hartwell, the Mermaid Café’s most notorious heartbreaker.
But when Bree starts falling for Drew, just as Little Bridge’s power is restored and her penitent ex shows up, she has to ask herself if her island fling was only a result of the stormy weather, or if it could last during clear skies too.
My Husband’s Secret (affiliate link)
On the day of Lucas Martin’s funeral, his wife, Naomi, learns he was hiding a devastating secret.
One that may have cost him his life.
When two strangers approach her, Naomi realizes they could be hiding important clues as to what actually happened the day her husband died.
Was it an accident? Or something more sinister?
Determined to learn the truth, Naomi initiates another meeting with the strangers, in hopes that she’ll uncover the missing puzzle piece from the mysterious last day of her husband’s life.
As more secrets and lies begin to become clear, Naomi and the strangers find out they’re in a much more tangled web than they could’ve ever imagined. If she can trust them, she may be able to find the answers she so desperately seeks.
The only problem? Any one of them could be lying…just like Lucas was.
Midnight Beach: A Port Stirling Mystery (affiliate link)
A brutally murdered federal agent, and distrust among his close colleagues greet Port Stirling Police Chief Matt Horning as he faces down a second homicide in his new Oregon hometown.
Is there really an international drug ring operating in his remote coastal village where nothing ever happens? Is this what Matt Horning bargained for when he took this job last winter? As spring blooms on the Oregon coast, are there also blossoming forbidden feelings within him?
Just when his police department gets back to normal after solving its first murder in decades, along comes another dead body found in a marsh near the Pacific Ocean. And this one has ominous overtones never before seen in Port Stirling.
Did Matt Horning bring this trouble with him when he fled a painful professional experience in Texas four months earlier? Dogged by his own demons, Horning must quickly face the facts; this is more than a few bad guys exchanging pot for cash. Much more. Does he have the resources and the experience to take back Port Stirling from those who would harm its peaceful vibe before it’s lost forever?
A Thousand Steps (affiliate link)
Laguna Beach, California, 1968. The Age of Aquarius is in full swing. Timothy Leary is a rock star. LSD is God. Folks from all over are flocking to Laguna, seeking peace, love, and enlightenment.
Matt Anthony is just trying get by.
Matt is sixteen, broke, and never sure where his next meal is coming from. Mom’s a stoner, his deadbeat dad is a no-show, his brother’s fighting in Nam . . . and his big sister Jazz has just gone missing. The cops figure she’s just another runaway hippie chick, enjoying a summer of love, but Matt doesn’t believe it. Not after another missing girl turns up dead on the beach.
All Matt really wants to do is get his driver’s license and ask out the girl he’s been crushing on since fourth grade, yet it’s up to him to find his sister. But in a town where the cops don’t trust the hippies and the hippies don’t trust the cops, uncovering what’s really happened to Jazz is going to force him to grow up fast.
If it’s not already too late.
The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House (affiliate link)
An intimate, behind-the-scenes history of the White House service staff, from the Kennedys to the present
America’s First Families are unknowable in many ways. No one has insight into their true character like the people who serve their meals and make their beds every day. Full of stories and details by turns dramatic, humorous, and heartwarming, The Residence reveals daily life in the White House as it is really lived through the voices of the maids, butlers, cooks, florists, doormen, engineers, and others who tend to the needs of the President and First Family.
These dedicated professionals maintain the six-floor mansion’s 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, 28 fireplaces, three elevators, and eight staircases, and prepare everything from hors d’oeuvres for intimate gatherings to meals served at elaborate state dinners. Over the course of the day, they gather in the lower level’s basement kitchen to share stories, trade secrets, forge lifelong friendships, and sometimes even fall in love.
The Missing (affiliate link)
When five strangers are abandoned on an island without any idea where they are or whom to trust, their nightmarish new reality begins to unfold.
Someone is lying.
Someone is hiding a terrible secret.
They’d all do anything to get home… Wouldn’t they?
As the group struggles to uncover the truth about their mysterious whereabouts, only one thing is certain: every choice they make on the island will affect the others.
And when they uncover a strange note with a chilling revelation, the group begins to question everything they thought they knew. If they want to make it off the island alive, they’ll have to discover who brought them there and why…before it’s too late.
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