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So happy that one of my last reads of the year ended up being a SIX-STAR read!!! I never expected to find this perfect of a story, never even hoped I would connect with it so profoundly and adore its characters so much, but this book ended up being one of the most beautiful, poignant stories I have ever read. The author writes with such emotional intelligence, with so much heart and wit, it is impossible not to fall in love with these characters to the point of willingly losing ourselves in their every interaction. The story remains emotionally driven beginning to end, with no great highs or lows, but rather a constant stream of heartening moments that warm our souls from the inside out.

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Wow, I think every piece of clothing on my body caught fire more than once while reading this crazy wonderful book. A true gem in every possible way, this was an addictive, well-written, impassioned love story that I simply could not get enough of, making it one of my top reads of the year, and most decidedly, one of the best sports-themed romantic comedies I’ve ever read. And, oh Lordy, were the sex scenes ever delicious!

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A poignant but very sexy tale of a woman finding the man of her dreams, only to realise he’d given his heart away a long time ago, never wishing to have it back—this is a story that was unexpected in its depth and intensity, perfectly sprinkled with just the right dose of humour and eroticism to counterbalance some of its more sober themes, and cover to cover, absolutely impossible to put down.

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NBJ WEEKLY RECAP

New & Upcoming Releases; Bookish News; Latest Top Recommendations

3 January, 2017

NEW RELEASES

one-careful-owner

Alex is lost and alone, with only his dog, Stan for company. He doesn’t expect kindness from anyone anymore, but sometimes hope can be found in the most unlikely places. He has a second chance at happiness, but there’s a dark side to Alex, and a reason that more than one person has called him crazy.

Single mother Dawn is doing just fine. Except that her ex- is a pain in the ass, her sister isn’t speaking to her, and her love life is on the endangered list.

At least her job as a veterinarian is going well. Until a crazy-looking guy arrives at her office accompanied by an aging dog with toothache. Or maybe Alex Winters isn’t so crazy after all, just … different.

Dawn realizes that she’s treated him the same way that all the gossips in town have treated her—people can be very cruel.

This is a standalone novel.

Click to read Prologue >


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

ROCK CHICK REAWAKENING

TOP RECOMMENDATION

From New York Times bestselling author, Kristen Ashley, comes the long-awaited story of Daisy and Marcus.

A prequel to the Rock Chick series, Rock Chick Reawakening shares the tale of the devastating event that nearly broke Daisy, an event that set Marcus Sloan—one of Denver’s most respected businessmen and one of the Denver underground’s most feared crime bosses—into finally making his move to win the heart of the woman who stole his.

This is a prequel novella in the Rock Chick series. It is available exclusively from Amazon in eBook format for the next 90 days. From 4 April 2017, it will be available widely from all other online vendors.

Series recommended reading order: Rock Chick Reawakening (novella) | Rock Chick | Rock Chick Rescue | Rock Chick Redemption | Rock Chick Renegade | Rock Chick Revenge | Rock Chick Reckoning | Rock Chick Regret | Rock Chick Revolution

Click to read my review >


Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Paperback

painted-on-my-heart

Artist Kellus Hardin let love and loyalty cloud his past decisions, a mistake he definitely won’t make again. Now, lost and alone, he’s left to pick up the shattered pieces of his broken heart while facing the truth of his reality.

Arik Layne exudes power, confidence, and determination. But when an encounter with the guarded artist shakes him to the core and alters all his future goals, he finds more than just his heart on the line.

For Kellus, opening himself to love isn’t an option.
All Arik wants is to make the artist his.
Can love create a masterpiece when it’s painted on your heart?

This is a standalone m/m novel.

Click to read Chapter 1 >


Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Paperback

commander-in-chief

We fell in love during the campaign.
The stakes were high.
Reputations could have been ruined.
Scandal hovered over us like a cloud.
Now the man I love is the President of the United States of America.
And its not my vote he is after.
He wants it all.
My heart. My body. My soul.
He wants me by his side.
In the White House.
Normalcy will be gone from my life, privacy forgotten.
I am only twenty three. I just wanted to play a part in history. But it seems like history wasn’t done with me. The part where I lost my heart to Matthew Hamilton? It was only the beginning…

This is the second book in the White House series and it is not a standalone novel. Matt and Charlotte’s story concludes with this book, but the author hopes to write a third standalone later in the year in the same world.

Series reading order: Mr. President | Commander in Chief


Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | iBooksPaperback

real-good-man

Fall for a woman over text messages? No way in hell.
Reality can never be as good as the fantasy, right?
Wrong. It’s better.
Banner Regent is smart, funny, and she’s so far out of my league, she might as well be royalty.
I’m a mechanic from Kentucky. She’s a New York City party girl.
We were never supposed to meet, but one text started something neither of us saw coming.
How do you seduce the woman who already has everything?
Show her what it’s like to be with a real good man.

This is the first instalment in the Real duet, a spin-off from the Dirty series, and it is not a standalone novel. Logan and Banner’s story will conclude in Real Good Love, releasing in two weeks.

Series reading order: Real Good ManReal Good Love (17 Jan 2017)


Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | iBooks | PaperbackAudio

separation-games

There are a few unbreakable rules in the game.
Stay collected. Compartmentalize. Think your next move through.
Never let your heart dictate your tactics.
The heart is impulsive.
The heart makes bad decisions.
The heart doesn’t see the long game.
The heart may have decided to get Adam back, but when the endgame comes, the heart’s going to be the one to break.

This is the second and final book in the Games duet, and it is not a standalone novel.

Series reading order: Marriage GamesSeparation Games | Night Games (spin-off novella – 21 Nov 2017)


 Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | iBooksPaperback

dear-life_new

Four lives. Four stories. Four sets of letters. Four brave souls in need of guidance while facing life’s greatest challenges.

The anonymously published Dear Life program is designed to help them step outside of their comfort zones, face their obstacles, and relinquish their demons…and prove their existence.

With their lives teetering between wanting more and losing it all, all four souls dive into the program as a New Year’s resolution, sending them on a crazy, life-altering journey.

Dear Life,

Please be kind.

Yours truly, Hollyn, Jace, Daisy, and Carter.

This is a standalone novel.


Amazon US | Amazon UKAmazon CA | Paperback

HardHitter.indd

He’s a fighter in the rink, but he’s about to learn that playing nice can help you score…

As team captain and enforcer, Patrick O’Doul puts the bruise in the Brooklyn Bruisers. But after years of hard hits, O’Doul is feeling the burn, both physically and mentally. He conceals his pain from his coach and trainers, but when his chronic hip injury becomes too obvious to ignore, they send him for sessions with the team’s massage therapist.

After breaking up with her long-term boyfriend, Ari Bettini is in need of peace of mind. For now, she’s decided to focus on her work: rehabilitating the Bruisers’ MVP. O’Doul is easy on the eyes, but his reaction to her touch is ice cold. Ari is determined to help O’Doul heal, but as the tension between them turns red hot, they both learn that a little TLC does the body good…

This is the second book in the Brooklyn Bruisers series of standalone novels with interconnected characters.

Series recommended reading order: Rookie Move | Hard Hitter | Pipe Dreams (2 May 2017)


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

on-broken-wings

A year after losing her husband, Joker, the squadron commander of the Wild Aces, Dani Peterson gets an offer from his best friend, Alex “Easy” Rogers, to help fix up her house. Dani accepts, and their friendship grows—along with an undeniable attraction.

Racked by guilt for loving his best friend’s widow, Easy’s caught between what he wants and can’t have. Until one night everything changes, and the woman who’s always held his heart ends up in his arms. Yet as Easy leaves for his next deployment, he and Dani are torn between their feelings and their loyalty to Joker’s memory.

But when Dani discovers something that sends them both into a spin, the conflicted lovers must overcome the past to navigate a future together…

This is the third book in the Wild Aces series of standalone novels with interconnected characters.

Series recommended reading order: Fly With Me | Into the Blue | On Broken Wings


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

ray-of-light

My brother is an idiot. He won the lottery and invested all of his money in a run-down bowling alley. Since he’s barely making it, he moved in with me.
Great.
Having him around the house isn’t the worst thing in the world, but he does make a mess like nobody’s business. My friends Zeke, Jessie, and Kayden keep me sane but there’s only so much they can do.
And it’s definitely not the worst thing in the world when his old friend, Ryker, moves to town.
The second I lay eyes on him, I’m hot under the collar. He makes my body burn in longing and freeze in desperation at the exact same time. When he talks, I don’t listen to anything he says because I’m staring at that hard jaw and those kissable lips like I already own them.
But he’s a bed hopper. A playboy. A heartbreaker.
I’m all down for some hot, sweaty, yummy sex even if it doesn’t have a fairy tale ending. I’ve been down that road before. I know the drill. But with Ryker, it’s different.
Because I know I’ll fall in love with him.
For now, I’ll steer clear of him and keep my hands to myself. It can’t be that hard, right?
Or can it?

All three instalments in the Ray series have been released simultaneously and are now available. These are not standalone novels.

Series reading order: Ray of Light | Ray of Hope | Ray of Love


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

Satisfaction_blake

Brandon Lawless is a man on a mission: obtain the information that will clear his father’s name. He’s willing to do whatever it takes—even seduce his enemy’s personal assistant, the beautiful and innocent Carly Hendricks. But with her beguiling smile and captivating intelligence, Brandon soon realizes he doesn’t want to deceive Carly, he wants to win her over—both in the boardroom and the bedroom.

Then a twisted crime leaves Carly vulnerable and Brandon finds himself reeling. The stakes of his mission are now life or death—Carly’s life. And Brandon realizes he’s lost his heart to an amazing woman and his plan must succeed, because the stakes are no longer just revenge, but a once in a lifetime love.

This is the second novel in a series of interconnected standalone novels, featuring the Lawless siblings.

Series recommended reading order: RuthlessSatisfaction | Revenge (20 Jun 2017)


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

everything-you-want-me-to-be

Full of twists and turns, Everything You Want Me to Be reconstructs a year in the life of a dangerously mesmerizing young woman, during which a small town’s darkest secrets come to the forefront…and she inches closer and closer to her death.

High school senior Hattie Hoffman has spent her whole life playing many parts: the good student, the good daughter, the good citizen. When she’s found brutally stabbed to death on the opening night of her high school play, the tragedy rips through the fabric of her small town community. Local sheriff Del Goodman, a family friend of the Hoffmans, vows to find her killer, but trying to solve her murder yields more questions than answers. It seems that Hattie’s acting talents ran far beyond the stage. Told from three points of view—Del, Hattie, and the new English teacher whose marriage is crumbling—Everything You Want Me to Be weaves the story of Hattie’s last school year and the events that drew her ever closer to her death.

Evocative and razor-sharp, Everything You Want Me to Be challenges you to test the lines between innocence and culpability, identity and deception. Does love lead to self-discovery—or destruction?

This is a standalone psychological thriller novel, perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl.


Amazon US | Amazon CA | iBooks | Hardcover | Audio

wayfarer

I’ve been orphaned by my time.
The timeline has changed.
My future is gone.

Etta Spencer didn’t know she was a traveler until the day she emerged both miles and years from her home. Now, robbed of the powerful object that was her only hope of saving her mother, Etta finds herself stranded once more, cut off from Nicholas-the eighteenth century privateer she loves-and her natural time.

When Etta inadvertently stumbles into the heart of the Thorns, the renegade travelers who stole the astrolabe from her, she vows to finish what she started and destroy the astrolabe once and for all. Instead, she’s blindsided by a bombshell revelation from their leader, Henry Hemlock: he is her father. Suddenly questioning everything she’s been fighting for, Etta must choose a path, one that could transform her future.

Still devastated by Etta’s disappearance, Nicholas has enlisted the unlikely help of Sophia Ironwood and a cheeky mercenary-for-hire to track both her and the missing astrolabe down. But as the tremors of change to the timeline grow stronger and the stakes for recovering the astrolabe mount, they discover an ancient power far more frightening than the rival travelers currently locked in a battle for control. . . a power that threatens to eradicate the timeline altogether.

This is the stunning conclusion to the Passenger series.

Series reading order: PassengerWayfarer


Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | iBooksHardcover | Audio

the-summer-palace

“When all this is over, we could take horses and stay a week in the palace…”

This is the second of a series of four Captive Prince short stories. It is set after the events of the Captive Prince trilogy, and it is a story about Damen and Laurent during summer. It’s an epilogue of sorts to the Captive Prince series.

Captive Prince trilogy reading order: Captive Prince | Prince’s Gambit | Kings Rising 

Captive Prince short stories: Green but for a Season | The Summer Palace

Read my 6-star review of series


Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA

melt

I saw my boss naked.

Actually, most of the women who work at Matiz Cosmetics have. It’s understandable since the pictures went viral almost immediately after being posted online. Ryker Moore and his social media star girlfriend were photographed on a private beach in the Caribbean.

No swimsuits, no hats, and no bad camera angles.

Ryker’s back in New York City and his relationship is over.

The fact that he’s single shouldn’t matter to me, but it does. It’s not because I’ve secretly wanted him since I landed this job. It has absolutely nothing to do with that one kiss we shared under the mistletoe at the holiday party last year.
It matters because of the way he looks at me when he doesn’t think I’m paying attention. That melts my heart but I know enough about Ryker to realize he’s trouble.

He’s the last thing I need, but that has nothing to do with what I want, does it?

This is a standalone novella, and although a few characters from past books make appearances in this one, it’s not necessary to read them in order to enjoy this storyline.


Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | iBooks

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So happy that one of my last reads of the year ended up being a SIX-STAR read!!! I never expected to find this perfect of a story, never even hoped I would connect with it so profoundly and adore its characters so much, but this book ended up being one of the most beautiful, poignant stories I have ever read. The author writes with such emotional intelligence, with so much heart and wit, it is impossible not to fall in love with these characters to the point of willingly losing ourselves in their every interaction. The story remains emotionally driven beginning to end, with no great highs or lows, but rather a constant stream of heartening moments that warm our souls from the inside out.

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Wow, I think every piece of clothing on my body caught fire more than once while reading this crazy wonderful book. A true gem in every possible way, this was an addictive, well-written, impassioned love story that I simply could not get enough of, making it one of my top reads of the year, and most decidedly, one of the best sports-themed romantic comedies I’ve ever read. And, oh Lordy, were the sex scenes ever delicious!

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A poignant but very sexy tale of a woman finding the man of her dreams, only to realise he’d given his heart away a long time ago, never wishing to have it back—this is a story that was unexpected in its depth and intensity, perfectly sprinkled with just the right dose of humour and eroticism to counterbalance some of its more sober themes, and cover to cover, absolutely impossible to put down.

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What starts out as an amusing case of will-they-won’t-they, bursting with sexual tension at every corner, quickly changes into a touching love story between two kindred spirits who have a lot more in common than they ever thought possible. I loved every moment and found myself devouring this book in a single sitting.

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Bookish News

A brand new standalone friends-to-lovers romance is coming from one of my all-time favourite authors, Alessandra Torre, and I have the sexy cover for you! Love In Lingerie releases on 16 Jan 2017.

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On 14 Feb 2017, we are getting Bliss York and Nate Finlay’s book, a crossover novel between the Sea Breeze and Rosemary Beach series by Abbi Glines.

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The second standalone book in the How to Date a Douchebag series by Sara Ney is coming on 31 Jan 2017, and we have a cover and pre-order links. The first book comes highly recommended to me by trusted book junkies.

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Julie A. Richman has revealed the cover of her upcoming standalone second chance romance, releasing on 26 Jan 2017.

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The movie tie-in edition for Fifty Shades Darker, containing an excerpt from “Fifty Shades Darker, as told by Christian Grey”, is now available for purchase.

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