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As we return to Charlemont, Kentucky, and the endless new challenges now facing the four Bradford siblings in the aftermath of their father’s sudden passing and the many questions surrounding not only his final hours, but also the financial chaos he left behind, we are once more reminded of the utterly addictive quality of J.R. Ward’s writing and her extraordinary ability to pull us into any one of her stories with the sheer detail of her world-building talent. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough!

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A spicy, highly amusing game of cat and mouse between a former Marine, now self-employed commando and cyber-security expert, and a quirky, Hello-Kitty-obsessed computer genius who outsmarts him every chance she gets, this was one of the sexiest books I’ve read this year, and I cannot express in enough words how much I enjoyed reading this book without resorting to all-caps or loads of exclamation points.

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This story immediately piqued my interest with its intriguing premise of a fictional future king of England leading a double life, but it was the sheer brilliance of Lilah Pace’s style of storytelling, her unwavering focus on her characters, and the powerful emotions she keeps building on until the end, that held me captive until the very last page. This was a truly stunning love story—told over two equally riveting books—that I am recommending with all my heart.

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The story of two people, each other’s first and only loves and one another’s greatest regrets, who cross paths again 15 years later, but only one of them recognises the other—this is an unexpectedly poignant second chance romance, consistently woven with emotion and longing, and as the sexual tension between the characters keeps escalating, the surprises only keep coming and coming. Because revenge is a dish best served…wickedly hot!

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An alluring tale of revenge and deceit, set against a century-old legacy of family secrets and lies, this was such a magnificent addition to this author already remarkable repertoire, an absolute must-read for anyone seeking a true page-turner. My mind was blown away right from the start, and then the twists and turns just kept coming and coming.

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We have the cover of Raine Miller‘s upcoming novel, Filthy Rich, releasing on 15 Nov 2016. This will be the first book in the Blackstone Dynasty series.

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The title of J.R. Ward‘s next Bourbon Kings novel is The Devil’s Cut. The release date is yet TBA.

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We have the stunning new cover of Refrain, the emotionally-charged conclusion to The Soul series by Kennedy Ryan, releasing on 15 Aug.

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We have the stunning new cover of When Stars Collide, a new novel by Micalea Smeltzer, releasing on 30 Aug. The cover was designed by the one and only Regina Wamba, the super talented designer who did all the branding on this website.

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The next standalone novel in the Max Monroe‘s Bad Boy Billionaires series is releasing on 25 Oct, and it is now available for pre-order.

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NBJ WEEKLY RECAP

New & Upcoming Releases; Bookish News; Latest Top Recommendations

2 August, 2016

NEW RELEASES

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TOP RECOMMENDATION

Sometimes it is the one who loves you who hurts you the most.

Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up—she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.

Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily. And the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head. But Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his “no dating” rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place.

As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan—her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.

This is a standalone novel.

Read my review


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penny in london

You know how everyone says when one door closes another one opens?

At the time, you find this statement obnoxious as all get out because a) you don’t really know what the future holds, it certainly hasn’t been a cakewalk so far, and b) the thought of change is unbearable. You feel like your life is falling apart and everyone around is feeding you clichés like they’re made out of kale or quinoa or whatever the trend health food is right now. You don’t want kale clichés, you want double-chocolate fudge realisms, and you want them now. You just want things the way they were, but then something happens, a moment, an instant that sets you out on a path toward happiness you never knew could exist, and suddenly you think, huh, I don’t think I want double-chocolate fudge anymore. I think I’m in the mood for this heaping serving of strawberry cheesecake sitting in front of me…with a side of kale. And a pair of split pants, but we won’t get into that right now.

Graham Glenn may have tossed her in, but Oliver Finn made her feel again.

This is a standalone romantic comedy novel.

Read an excerpt


 Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | iBooks | Paperback

the summer games #2

I despise Erik Winter.

He’s arrogant and cruel—a man I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy—and by some twisted turn of fate, he’s my new Olympic gymnastics coach.

I’ve had to contend with gruff coaches in the past, but Erik is far worse. His stern demeanor complements a body built for intimidation, and his reprimands come from a mouth so cunning, I know it could strip me of my defenses—if I let it.

Though each of us would love to be rid of the other forever, we are bound to each other by need and necessity. I’m his rising star, his best shot at proving himself to his critics. And without a coach, I have zero chance of winning gold in Rio.

The easiest way forward would be to wave a white flag and make peace with the man I’ll be sharing close quarters with for the foreseeable future, but he is intent on war.

Fine. By. Me.

If he pushes me, I’ll push back harder. If he wants to test me, to play with my head, I’ll show him just how many boundaries I’m willing to cross. Because I know it’s not a choice between winning or warring—not if you can have them both. At the end of it all, I plan on leaving Rio with gold around my neck and his icy heart in the palm of my hand.

This is the second book in The Summer Games series of interconnected standalone novels.

Series recommended reading order: Settling the ScoreOut of Bounds


Amazon USAmazon UK | Amazon CA | Paperback

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, this is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on 30 Jul 2016.


 Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | iBooks | Hardcover

Just What I Needed

Trinity Carlson might be having the worst day ever. And that was before she started drinking in a dive bar, right across from her ex and his new girlfriend. So when she finally decides enough is enough, she grabs hold of a hot, blond stranger and gives him the kiss of his life.

Walker Lund never expected that a chance at love would hit him right on the mouth. Since the moment his brother decided to settle down, Walker has been dodging his family’s hopes that he’ll do the same. He’s never been interested in following in anyone’s footsteps. But when he discovers his sexy assailant has given him a fake name and number he suddenly finds himself in the mood for a little hot pursuit…

This is the second book in the Need You series, but it can be read as a standalone novel.

Series recommended reading order: What You NeedJust What I Needed


Amazon US | Amazon CA | iBooksPaperback

heartless copy

My obsession was born of innocence and good intentions, and it began the day I spotted a handwritten journal lying in the bushes outside a townhouse on Lexington Avenue. It was raining sideways that morning, and my plan was to return it the next day; safe and dry.

Only I kept it.

I kept it, and I read it.

A week later, overwhelmed with curiosity and feeling guilty for harboring secrets that didn’t belong to me, I tried to return it.

Only I wasn’t expecting to meet him.

Unapologetically heartless and enigmatically sexy, he claims he knows nothing about the journal I found outside his place, but the reticent glint in his blue-green gaze tells me otherwise.

There’s something different about him; something damaged yet magical, and I’m drawn to him; pulled into his orbit.

There’s just one problem.

The more I get to know him, the more I’m positive the journal belonged to him . . .

. . . and the more I find myself hoping, selfishly, that I’m wrong.

This is a standalone novel.


Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA

the effects of falling

I have loved my best friend for eleven years.

Eleven years of celebrations.

Eleven years of victories and losses.

Eleven years of inside jokes and shared smiles.

Eleven years of helping him raise his daughter as a single father.

He smiles at me and my world brightens.

He ignores me and I forget how to function.

He holds my hand and takes more of my heart.

He leaves and time stops.

We have both lost too much, but am I willing to risk the effects of falling again?

This is the second and final book in The Weight of Rain duet.

Series reading order: The Weight of RainThe Effects of Falling


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tempting the law

Eden literally fell into Coen’s arms as he rescued her, and she has belonged to him ever since that day. She has sent him an invitation to her graduation and he’s obliged to go… Right?

Coen has always been Eden’s knight in shining armor, and now she needs him more than ever. Will he come and rescue her one final time?

This is a standalone short story, “with speed-of-light insta-love” and a quick and dirty romance. It also includes a bonus book, Curvy.


Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA

the first taste

Andrew Beckwith has already devoted his life to one girl—and as far as he’s concerned, she’s all he needs. The rough-around-the-edges bad boy left his reckless ways behind six years ago when his daughter Bell was born. To the female population’s dismay, he’s unapologetically single. When Bell’s mother walked out on them years ago, he vowed never to let another woman close enough to hurt them again.

Amelia Van Ecken isn’t just another woman. She’s an independent, smart, and savvy businesswoman who doesn’t have time for sex, much less love. In the midst of a drawn-out, bitter divorce, all she wants is to bury herself in work. But when sharp-tongued Amelia and stubborn Andrew cross paths, sparks fly—and burn. Two things are obvious in an instant: they want each other, and they’re from different worlds. It’s the perfect formula for an off-the-charts one-night stand. After all, it’s not as if opposites ever attract.

This is a standalone novel in the Slip of the Tongue series.

Series recommended reading order: Slip of the TongueThe First Taste


Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Paperback

You Before Anyone Else 2

Everything she wants. Everything he needs.

The supportive friend, the reliable daughter, the doting big-sister: Finley is used to being the glue that holds everyone together. But while her sweet demeanor makes her the perfect confidant, her wholesome look isn’t landing her the high paying modeling jobs, which are what Finley needs if she is going to reopen her mother’s dance studio.

Enter Eddie. He’s intense and driven, not to mention the life of every party, and he completely charms Finley. The last thing she wants is another commitment to stand in the way of her dreams, but when she’s with Eddie, their chemistry takes over and she can let go of her responsibilities and just be. After all, what’s so wrong about putting herself first once and a while?

Except Eddie is hiding a secret. A big secret. And when it surfaces, he and Finley are going to have to choose between their love for each other and everything else…

This is a standalone novel.


Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | iBooks | Paperback

Exiled

My name is Madame X.
My heart is torn in two.
And now I have to choose…

Caleb is everything to her: lover, caretaker, the man who gave her life meaning when she had none. But as she seeks the truth about herself and her past, she discovers that unravelling Caleb’s web of lies might very well be impossible.

Logan is everything she never knew she wanted: freedom, joy, and a passion she couldn’t anticipate. But is Logan’s love enough to save her from herself, from Caleb, and from the tumultuous truth of her past?

Caught between two equally compelling men, X must make the ultimate choice. But there’s more at stake than just her heart…

This is the conclusion to Madame X’s saga.

Series reading order: Madame X | Exposed | Exiled


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dare to stay

Bruised and bloodied on Boston’s mean streets, Chris O’Brien is reeling from the loss of his childhood best friend. But after barely escaping a hit placed on his head, Chris is desperate to live. A chance encounter leads him to the perfect safe haven—the home of a girl from his childhood, Molly Lachlan. Before he has fully considered what it would mean to involve her in his mess, he lets her take him home.

For Molly, letting Chris into her house means also letting him into her life. Danger and desperation are coming off of him like steam, and yet she can’t bring herself to turn him away. His bad boy charm always had a hold on her, but now there’s a soulfulness and sorrow in him that she’s never seen before. And despite the heart-stopping risk of helping him, she hopes against all reason that he’ll stay…

This is the second novel in The Sons of Steel Row series, but it can be read as a standalone novel.

Series recommended reading order: Dare to RunDare To Stay


Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CAiBooks | Paperback | Audio

Craving Hawk

Tommy Hawthorne thought Heather Collins was sexy. It didn’t matter what color her hair was or how many piercings she added to her face. She just did it for him.

Unfortunately, when they were kids she only had eyes for his baby brother, and when Mick died, Tommy lost all contact with Heather.

A few years later, they’re thrown together when the Aces and Eights Motorcycle Club goes on lockdown.

Tommy isn’t the cocky boy Heather remembered. He’s angry with the world, and he can’t seem to harness his rage or the nightmares that wake him up in a cold sweat every night.

But one thing hasn’t changed.

He still wants Heather.

This is the third book in The Aces’ Sons series, a spin-off from The Aces MC series of ‪standalone‬ novels with interconnected characters. It can be read as a standalone novel.

Series recommended reading order: Craving TrixCraving Molly | Craving Hawk


Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA

Something So Right

The moment everything changed didn’t happen in that cliché rockets-red-glare kind of way, it happened in the form of a waking nightmare. I caught my husband, my high-school sweetheart, the father of my children, balls deep in a sordid affair.
That was when I gave up on men and love.
I didn’t count on the NHL’s golden boy, the beautiful, arrogant Cooper Stone turning my life and my hockey rink upside down.

My kids are why I wake up in the morning.

Hockey is what Cooper breathes for.

We’re from different worlds and places in our lives but when our hearts collided something so wrong and different turned into something so right.

This is a standalone novel.


Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | iBooks | Paperback

Fool Me Once

Aubry Kaiser doesn’t like people—actually, that’s not right. She loathes people. With her crippling anxiety, there’s no way she can demo her favorite video game at a convention with five thousand other people. Maybe if she brings someone to act as a shield…

But the only person available is the sexy cowboy she can’t stand.

Quinn Baldwyn is in a mess of his own. He’s been dodging his wealthy family’s matchmaking attempts—and life advice—for years, but with his sister’s wedding on the horizon, he needs of a shield of his own.

He and Aubry can barely hold down a civil conversation, but in bed…fireworks. And the closer they get to Quinn’s sister’s wedding, the more he realizes that he might actually like Aubry.

Now it’s up to him to convince her she might actually like him, too.

This is a standalone novel in the Foolproof Love series.

Series recommended reading order: Foolproof LoveFool Me Once


Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | iBooks | Paperback

27 Truths

Once upon a time, Luke Lane loved a little, stubborn, delusional girl, and that little girl was me. My fairytale happy ever after always included my black-haired, blue-eyed, knight in shining armor, and that knight was Luke Lane. Then I grew up and convinced myself that it wasn’t a fairytale after all. It was Fate.

I twisted Fate to make her story come to life, but Fate fought back, and now I am looking at a man I still love, but he doesn’t feel the same. I have to walk away. Not just for me, but for him. And not for the version of him who broke my heart, but for the version who was truly a knight in shining armor to the little girl I was, so many fairy tales ago.

This is the first book in The Truth About Love series, which for now is set to be a two-book series, but this might change.


Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Paperback

hitched3

I’ve ruined everything.

I’ve broken the cardinal rule and fallen in love with my fake wife, and then I went and did the worst thing a husband can do.

Winning her back will be nearly impossible, but I’ve never backed down from a challenge before and I’m sure as hell not about to start now. Olivia will be mine, and I can’t wait to put a bun in her oven.

This is the third and final instalment in the Imperfect Love romantic comedy trilogy.

Series reading order: Hitched 1 | Hitched 2 | Hitched 3


Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | iBooksPaperback

Day Zero

Ashes to ashes . . .
Evie Greene’s story of the Flash is just one of many. All over the world, those connected in some way to the lethal Arcana game—like Death, Jack, and Fortune—must first survive a horrifying night of blood and screams.

We all fall down.
Some will have to grapple with new powers; all will be damned to a hellish new existence of plague, brutality, desolation, and cannibalism. Find out who they lost, why they endure, and what they sacrificed in order to live past Day Zero . . .

This is a novel in The Arcana Chronicles series.

Series reading order: Poison Princess | Endless Knight | Dead of WinterDay Zero | Arcana Rising (15 Aug 2016)


Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | iBooksPaperback

Dragonmark

Centuries ago, Illarion was betrayed– a dragon made human against his will, then forced to serve humanity as a dragonmount in their army, and to fight for them in barbaric wars, even while he hated everything about them. Enslaved and separated from everyone he knew and from his own dragon brothers, he was forced into exile in a fey realm where he lost the only thing he ever really loved.

Now he has a chance to regain what’s been lost— to have the one thing he covets most. But only if he gives up his brothers and forsakes the oaths he holds most dear.

Yet what terrifies him most isn’t the cost his happiness might incur, it’s the fact that there is just enough human in his dragon’s heart that he might actually be willing to pay it and betray everything and everyone– to see the entire world burn.

This is a novel in the Dark-Hunter series.


Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | iBooks | Hardcover | Audio

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Latest Top Recommendations

As we return to Charlemont, Kentucky, and the endless new challenges now facing the four Bradford siblings in the aftermath of their father’s sudden passing and the many questions surrounding not only his final hours, but also the financial chaos he left behind, we are once more reminded of the utterly addictive quality of J.R. Ward’s writing and her extraordinary ability to pull us into any one of her stories with the sheer detail of her world-building talent. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough!

Read More...

A spicy, highly amusing game of cat and mouse between a former Marine, now self-employed commando and cyber-security expert, and a quirky, Hello-Kitty-obsessed computer genius who outsmarts him every chance she gets, this was one of the sexiest books I’ve read this year, and I cannot express in enough words how much I enjoyed reading this book without resorting to all-caps or loads of exclamation points.

Read More...

This story immediately piqued my interest with its intriguing premise of a fictional future king of England leading a double life, but it was the sheer brilliance of Lilah Pace’s style of storytelling, her unwavering focus on her characters, and the powerful emotions she keeps building on until the end, that held me captive until the very last page. This was a truly stunning love story—told over two equally riveting books—that I am recommending with all my heart.

Read More...

The story of two people, each other’s first and only loves and one another’s greatest regrets, who cross paths again 15 years later, but only one of them recognises the other—this is an unexpectedly poignant second chance romance, consistently woven with emotion and longing, and as the sexual tension between the characters keeps escalating, the surprises only keep coming and coming. Because revenge is a dish best served…wickedly hot!

Read More...

An alluring tale of revenge and deceit, set against a century-old legacy of family secrets and lies, this was such a magnificent addition to this author already remarkable repertoire, an absolute must-read for anyone seeking a true page-turner. My mind was blown away right from the start, and then the twists and turns just kept coming and coming.

Read More...

Bookish News

We have the cover of Raine Miller‘s upcoming novel, Filthy Rich, releasing on 15 Nov 2016. This will be the first book in the Blackstone Dynasty series.

Read More...

The title of J.R. Ward‘s next Bourbon Kings novel is The Devil’s Cut. The release date is yet TBA.

Read More...

We have the stunning new cover of Refrain, the emotionally-charged conclusion to The Soul series by Kennedy Ryan, releasing on 15 Aug.

Read More...

We have the stunning new cover of When Stars Collide, a new novel by Micalea Smeltzer, releasing on 30 Aug. The cover was designed by the one and only Regina Wamba, the super talented designer who did all the branding on this website.

Read More...

The next standalone novel in the Max Monroe‘s Bad Boy Billionaires series is releasing on 25 Oct, and it is now available for pre-order.

Read More...

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I so disagree with “It ends with us”. I found it self serving and in no way does the central character seek help. It is all about her and of course she will run back to a memory of her childhood. I am wondering if the inherent issues within her will materialize in her “rediscovered” love? I just found the whole storyline pretenious and self centered. That said counseling seeking out professional help might not have made for a story (the sequence which her mother acknowledging her bravery is actually very sad). By all accounts has had an enormously success PR blitz. I think the author is very talented in more ways than one. There are two sides to this story which I would have love to read…I only saw one story and that is sad. So I am not on the bandwagon here…a minority voice none the less speaking for the vilified male.

I think you are most certainly allowed a voice, whether it is a minority one or not, it is YOUR voice and thus a valid one. I think stories like these will never meet just one type of opinion as we all bring our own life experiences, opinions, beliefs to the table when we start reading a book. This is a touchy topic, one that cannot ever have one perception of it, and as such, your view of this book is to be expected. My issue remains with the heroine and her emotional detachment from her actions. It felt like two people at times. I also wished that last chapter did not exist at all, her happy ending in my eyes being her ability to decide what is best for her. There was no need to go that extra step to fulfil the HEA requirement. I know this is masochistic, but I would have honestly been happier that way and I think it would have served the story better. I never saw this as a love story anyway. And I can totally agree with you on the single point one view aspect of the story, but as I mentioned in my review, that was done to maintain the focus on Lily at all times. Thank you so much for this thoughtful comment. :)

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