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Rafferty’s Rules (Rafferty P.I. Book 1) (affiliate link)
Rule 1: The client is always right.
Rule 2: When the client is wrong, see Rule 1.
When the client wants someone dead, well…
In the middle of a burger-store holdup, the only thing standing between ten-year-old Vivian Mollison and certain death is a police officer named Rafferty.
She lives. He gets fired.
Fast-forward fifteen years.
Vivian’s parents are wealthy beyond counting while Rafferty spends his days as a private investigator, hustling on the streets of Dallas.
So when he gets an out-of-the-blue phonecall from the Mollisons, Rafferty figures his long-awaited payday might have finally arrived.
No Mercy (Valerie Law—Book 1) (affiliate link)
With an insane killer on a spree, the clock is ticking for Valerie and her partner—and the brilliant psychiatrist on their team—to enter his mind and stop him before he strikes again. The twisted pathway to his psyche takes them down the dark road of the killer’s past, into orphanages, alienated family members, and shattered survivors.
It is a road that may be too dark for even Valerie—one of the best BAU agents—to head down. She has tried too hard to escape her own past to withstand much more on her psyche.
And when the killer sets his sights on her, it may just be her final undoing.
His Gift of a Duchess (The Brooks Book 1) (affiliate link)
“What do I do if I’m actually falling in love with him?”
Eliza never wanted to be a Duchess. It was almost by force that she agreed to marry the Duke of Sunderley, after he came barging into her family’s home, demanding satisfaction on a contract older than herself.
Edward Connolly was never supposed to be a duke. Raised proper, stiff, and unloved, he just tries to do what he must. And if marrying one of the Brooks sisters is his duty, then he shall.
Their worlds clashing violently, the last thing they expected was to fall in love. But as forced as this marriage was, as happy as it turned out to be, there are those enraged by it. And they will make sure it does not last through the winter…
Now Presenting: I’m No Princess (Part 1) (Royal Misadventures) (affiliate link)
One tattooed girl.
Three frustrated tutors.
A whole lot of accidents waiting to happen.
It’s time for me to join my dad and older sister in Gallyr, to dust off the cobwebs and leather jackets of a normal person’s life and don the mantle of Lady Tatiana Bethany Penrose.
For the first time, all eyes are on me and I have to be presented to society at a ball in my honour. So begin the lessons; dancing, dress, dinner etiquette.
Now, all I need to do is not spill my beer on or set fire to my date; the youngest son of my dad’s best friend, the Gallyrian King.
Once Wicked (Teas and Temptations Book 1) (affiliate link)
A girl would have to be crazy to move to a town that had once killed her long-ago grandmother for being a witch. Especially since attitudes toward witchery haven’t changed much for some residents. But the quaint New England village with its historical stone bridges and tree-lined streets could charm the sense out of anyone, including Hazel.
Besides, she’s good at keeping secrets, and the quiet town is the ideal place to open a tea shop. She swears she won’t stir up trouble…in a cauldron or otherwise, while she quietly digs for information about her grandmother.
The Opening Chase (Chase Fulton Book 1) (affiliate link)
When America demands a hero, Chase Fulton steps to the plate.
When collegiate baseball phenom Chase Fulton suffers a freak injury on the field that shatters his dreams of becoming a Major League catcher, his future looks bleak until he’s recruited into quasi-governmental covert operations, where his training as an assassin and covert intelligence operative launches him into a world fraught with danger, intrigue, and unexpected passion.
As Chase navigates the Caribbean, he’s pursued by a beautiful Russian SVR officer who is trained and prepared to find, interrogate, and kill him if necessary. He learns exactly how deadly the realm of international espionage can be when duty and love collide.
No Way Back (A Jack McNeal Thriller Book 1) (affiliate link)
NYPD detective Jack McNeal is used to asking the tough questions. But a late-night visit from the Secret Service lands Jack on the other side of the table—as a suspect in the disappearance of his estranged wife, Caroline, a prominent reporter on the White House beat. When her body is found floating in the Potomac, Jack is overcome by disbelief and despair.
Her death seems eerily similar to the suspicious fatality of a young socialite years before. Is the similarity of the two tragic incidents simply a coincidence, or could it be a sign of a murderous orchestrated plot to protect those in the highest echelons of the American government?
Gilded Mountain: A Novel (affiliate link)
I should keep my head down and keep walking when my hot boss at work stares at me…
But it’s impossible to ignore that chiseled jaw and piercing gaze.
Dr. Cameron Marshal will be the end of me and my residency career.
I’ve gone from grieving my husband to breaking the rules at work.
Dating this silver fox doctor is forbidden.
But his hands on my curves make me forget about my past.
And his fiery kisses make me feel alive.
Cameron is a big shot billionaire.
To me, losing my career means squashing my dreams for my daughter.
We don’t belong in the same bed.
Let alone the same world.
Even if this second chance at love feels like the only one I’ll ever get…
Enola Gay: Mission to Hiroshima (affiliate link)
Painstakingly researched, the story behind the decision to send the Enola Gay to bomb Hiroshima is told through firsthand sources. From diplomatic moves behind the scenes to Japanese actions and the US Army Air Force’s call to action, no detail is left untold.
Touching on the early days of the Manhattan Project and the first inkling of an atomic bomb, investigative journalist Gordon Thomas and his writing partner Max Morgan-Witts, take WWII enthusiasts through the training of the crew of the Enola Gay and the challenges faced by pilot Paul Tibbets.
How one mother gave up drinking and started living. This is Bridget Jones Dries Out.
Clare Pooley is a Cambridge graduate and was a Managing Partner at one of the world’s biggest advertising agencies, and yet by eighteen months ago she’d become an overweight, depressed, middle-aged mother of three who was drinking more than a bottle of wine a day, and spending her evenings Googling ‘Am I an alcoholic?’
In a desperate bid to turn her life around, she quit drinking and started a blog. She called it Mummy Was a Secret Drinker.
This book is the story of a year in Clare’s life. A year that started with her quitting booze having been drinking more than a bottle of wine every day. It sees her starting a hugely successful blog, then getting and beating breast cancer.
Varina Palladino’s Jersey Italian Love Story: A Novel (affiliate link)
Lively widow Varina Palladino has lived in the same house in Wyldale, New Jersey, her entire life. The town might be slightly stuck in the 1960s, when small businesses thrived and most residents were Italian, but its population is getting younger and the Palladinos are embracing the change. What Varina’s not embracing, much to her ninety-two-year-old mother’s dismay, is dating. Running Palladino’s Italian Specialties grocery, caring for her mother, and keeping her large, loud Jersey Italian family from killing one another takes up all of Varina’s energy anyway.
Sylvia Spini worries about her daughter Varina being left all alone when she dies. Sylvia knows what it is to be old and alone, so when her granddaughter, Donatella, comes to her with an ill-conceived plan to find Varina a man, Sylvia dives in.