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Lucy Lennox is a relatively new-to-me author, but she’s quickly becoming one of my go-to writers in the Romance genre. I’ll be honest with you, I jumped into this series knowing all too well that this is the fourth book set in that world, and I was completely fine with that. Julian and Parker have been inseparable since they were kids, their bond one of friendship, loyalty, and unconditional love. But while Parker has only ever seen Julian as his beloved best friend, Julian has been secretly pining for Parker for the past twenty years. So, when Parker is left at the altar by his fiancé, Julian whisks him away to a snowy cabin in Aster Valley to help him get over the heartbreak. However, the only thing that Parker is feeling is relief when it comes to the wedding that never happened. A few kisses quickly turn into so much more, but while Parker is ready to go all in and show the man he’s always loved that he is not going anywhere, Julian has a hard time trusting the change in their relationship. Sizzling hot and oh-so emotional, I devoured this wonderful book in a day.

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I just LOVE LOVE LOVE going back to Willa Nash’s small town Montana and the latest instalment in her Calamity Montana series is to die for. We quickly met Nellie Rivera and Cal Stark in The Brazen as Pierce Sullivan’s two best friends who happen to hate one another. But while Nellie relocates to Calamity both for work and for a fresh start in life, Cal has just retired from the NFL and is feeling completely unsure about his future. They clash every time they cross paths, but what we quickly discover is that they’ve also been sleeping together for the past four years. And while they continue to do so, their antagonism doesn’t start fading until Cal comes across an old high school journal of Nellie’s that begins rewriting the narrative between them. Willa Nash (a.k.a. Devney Perry) continues to weave stories that have the perfect balance of escapism and complexity, where every emotion hits you like a tidal wave, and this one made me FEEL so much.

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Kate Canterbary has been a must-read author for me for some time now, and her latest novel is simply fantastic. It’s an enemies-to-lovers story between two surgeons working at the same hospital who, after a very heated debate that leaves an exam room in shambles, are forced to attend eight weeks of conflict resolution counselling… together. They push each other’s buttons every time they are in the same room, never letting the other win ANY argument, and before long, their every round of bickering inevitably ends with them tearing each other’s clothes off. But when feelings begin to develop, things take an unexpected turn for them both. Kate is the queen of banter, and the dialogues in this book are simply stellar. You feel the antagonism, the heat, the undeniable chemistry between the characters, all the while delivering a story that is emotional, moving, and beautifully written. I listened to the audiobook and I can’t recommend it highly enough.

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C. Travis Rice, Christopher Rice’s new writing alter ego, transports the reader to a luxury beachfront resort nestled in the rolling coastal plains of Southern California, where two men find true love amidst scandal and heightened family drama. Filled with rich imagery, all the sizzle we could ever hope for, and just enough angst to make our romantic hearts skip a beat or two, this novel rises up around you like a tide, slowly and seductively, but it is Rice’s beautiful prose, refined yet fiercely witty, that pulls us under its spell.

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Riley Hart has an all-new roommates-to-lovers romance coming out in May, and we have the cover.

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Authors Julie Murphy and Sierra Simone have revealed the cover of their upcoming collaboration—a steamy plus-size holiday RomCom about an adult film star who is semi-accidentally cast as a lead in a family-friendly Christmas movie, and the former bad-boy pop star she falls in love with—out in September.

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Catherine Cowles has a roommates-to-lovers romance coming in June, part of her Tattered & Torn series, and we have the beautiful cover.

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Almost five years after it was first released, Christina Lauren‘s Love and Other Words had a little cover makeover. Both a friends-to-lovers romance and a second chance romance, this is the kind of story that goes straight for your heart and I can’t recommend it highly enough.

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NBJ WEEKLY RECAP

New & Upcoming Releases; Bookish News; Latest Top Recommendations

5 April, 2022

NEW RELEASES

SMALL TOWN + ROCKSTAR ROMANCE

The last thing this small town girl needs is a grumpy, too hot for his own good, rich and famous rock star living next door—and rent-free in her brain.

Two years after his wife’s death, rock star Garrett Hayes hasn’t moved on. But he has moved out of L.A. Where better to escape his past than a small town in the northern California mountains? If only he could get the townsfolk of Wildwood to leave him the hell alone.

Ani Bennet returned to her hometown for some much-needed serenity. The last thing she needs is a grumpy, too hot for his own good, rich and famous rock star living next door—and rent-free in her brain.

She set her fangirl tendencies aside and deleted his photo from her cell when they became neighbors. But when Garrett asks for help, she can’t say no. The problem is, spending time together is making those fangirl feelings resurface—and bringing them to a whole new level.

What chance does a small-town girl have with a world-famous rock star? It’s time for Ani to set her fears aside and find out.

This is a standalone novel.

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WORKPLACE ROMANCE

Dear Fellow Bookworms,

I need your help.

I, Rachel Rose, am in quite the pickle with a hot-as-sin English Lit professor by the name of Ty Winslow, and I don’t know how to get out of it.

Let me break it down for you:

Girl meets Guy.

Girl gives Guy her underwear on a dare but nothing else identifying (like her name or number) because she plans to never see Guy again.

But Girl does see Guy again, in a very professional setting, where she is to be the Teaching Assistant to his Professor for an entire semester.

Girl would like to ignore all events of the past, but Guy is a whole list of tempting things that are hard to resist. (See below:)

#1: Insanely attractive.
#2: The most fun a girl could ever have.
#3: Successful and intelligent.
#4: He can quote Walt Whitman at the drop of a hat—which I’m sure you know is a dangerous thing for a literature-lover.
#5: Smooth with a capital S. He could charm the panties off a woman WITHOUT the help of a dare.

And now, Mr. Hot Professor, the man I’m determined to resist, is challenging me to a competition—a playful, secret game, so to speak—where the winner takes all.

My plan? Play the game long enough to win—long enough to walk away with the upper hand—without doing something stupid like falling in love.

It’s possible . . . right?

If you have any advice, please reach out to me soon—before it’s too late.

XOXO,

Rachel

This is a standalone novel in the Winslow Brothers series.

Series recommended reading order: The BetThe Pact | The Secret


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ROMANCE AFTER 40 + LOVE AFTER LOSS

Delaney Roberts and Marcus Worthy-Davis have quite a few things in common. Both blue-collar workers in their forties, they’ve experienced the tragic loss of their wives and meet through their monthly grief group. Their connection is immediate, their friendship solidifying over texts and barstool confessions, neither feeling quite so lonely in the other’s presence.

When Marcus reveals to the group that he’s considering dating, it shakes Delaney to his core. He’s nowhere near ready, not when he feels on unstable ground with his teenage son and has vowed not to uproot his life again. Even if it means pushing his own needs aside. Even if Marcus’s announcement stirs something else inside Delaney, something he’s kept at bay for twenty years, and he suddenly sees their more tender moments in a different light.

The first time Marcus holds Delaney during a particularly rough night, the ache in Marcus’s chest, the one he tries hard to ignore, only intensifies. And when their slow-burning friendship sparks into a blazing fire, they finally indulge in each other to satisfy their needs. Marcus knows the arrangement is only temporary, but he feels a rightness with Delaney he can’t easily explain.

Soon enough, their longing becomes difficult to ignore. But love after loss is terrifying, the familiarity with pain and despair too close to the surface. To fan the flames of their connection, they’ll not only need to make room in their hearts but also take an enormous leap of faith.

This is standalone novel.


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PARANORMAL ROMANCE + ALPHA VAMPIRES

Possessed by the demon Devina, Balthazar is once again on the hunt for the Book of Spells—and fighting an undeniable attraction to a woman. As a thief, he has stolen a lot of things…but he never thought his heart would be taken by another. Especially not a human.

As a homicide detective, Erika Saunders knows there is something otherworldly going on in Caldwell, New York. Mutilated bodies that cannot be explained are all over her case list—and then there are her nightmares in which she’s hunted by shadows and captivated by a mysterious man who is both a suspect and a savior.

When Devina’s wish for true love is finally granted, Balthazar and Erika unwittingly become the gateway for the rebirth of an old enemy of the Brothers. Will the very thing that brings them together lead to the ultimate destruction of the Brotherhood? Or will they have to lose everything in order to save the race’s most sacred defenders?

This is the twentieth novel in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series and it is not a standalone novel.

Series Reading Guide


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FAKE DATING

Two strangers get trapped in a lie and have to fake date their way out of it…

Just weeks away from ditching DC for greener pastures, Solange Perreira is roped into helping her wedding planner cousin on a random couple’s big day. It’s an easy gig… until she stumbles upon a situation that convinces her the pair isn’t meant to be. What’s a true-blue romantic to do? Crash the wedding, of course. And ensure the unsuspecting groom doesn’t make the biggest mistake of his life.

Dean Chapman had his future all mapped out. He was about to check off “start a family” and on track to “make partner” when his modern day marriage of convenience went up in smoke. Then he learns he might not land an assignment that could be his ticket to a promotion unless he has a significant other and, in a moment of panic, Dean claims to be in love with the woman who crashed his wedding. Oops.

Now Dean has a whole new item on his to-do list: beg Solange to be his pretend girlfriend. Solange feels a tiny bit bad about ruining Dean’s wedding, so she agrees to play along. Yet as they fake-date their way around town, what started as a performance for Dean’s colleagues turns into a connection that neither he nor Solange can deny. Their entire romance is a sham… there’s no way these polar opposites could fall in love for real, right?

This is a standalone novel.


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Growing up, I believed in infinite possibilities. I wished on stars and let my imagination prepare me for the unknown. The older you get the more you realize that you have power. You have been given the free will to control your own path. Jump into your destiny feet first. And I knew for certain that no matter how much power I had, time was a luxury that would never be mine.

Unlike my mother and father, who were happy to live out their days on a Native American reservation in Colorado, I wanted to explore, to experience the many splendors the world could provide…before it was too late.

I couldn’t avoid the siren’s call of the big, wide-open world.

What I didn’t know was my life would be filled with challenges, highs, and lows the likes I couldn’t have prepared for. I have many bittersweet memories and even more where the sweet outweighs the bitter. Despite it all, I wouldn’t change a thing.

My experiences, my choices, have led me to where I am. Helped form the woman I’ve become.

A wife.

A mother.

A woman at peace with her destiny.

My journey has been rife with uncertainty, joy, fear, love, hate, strife, sacrifice, and everything in between. I’ve experienced unbelievable pleasure and gut-wrenching pain. Some may despise me for the choices I’ve made. Some may applaud them. Either way, I lived for today.

My name is Catori…and this is my story.

This is the fourth and final book in The Wish series of standalone novels with interconnected characters.

Series reading order: What the Heart Wants | To Catch a Dream | On the Sweet Side | If Stars Were Wishes


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It took me a while to learn that sometimes no matter how much, or how hard you love someone, or something, you have to let them go. You can’t save a sinking ship.

Sometimes, you have someone else you have to be strong for, who needs you more.

You make a choice.

A devastating one.

And you hope, maybe one day, they’ll come back to you.

This is the second and final book in the Wildflower duet.

Series reading order: The Confidence of Wildflowers | The Resurrection of Wildflowers


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MARRIAGE OF CONVENIENCE + REGENCY ROMANCE

Lady Emily Turner has been a debutante for six seasons now and should have long settled into a suitable marriage. However, due to her father’s large debts, her only suitor is the persistent and odious owner of her father’s favorite gambling house. Meanwhile, Lord Julian Belfry, the second son of a marquess, has scandalized society as an actor and owner of a theater—the kind of establishment where men take their mistresses, but not their wives. When their lives intersect at a house party, Lord Julian hatches a plan to benefit them both.

With a marriage of convenience, Emily will use her society connections to promote the theater to a more respectable clientele and Julian will take her out from under the shadows of her father’s unsavory associates. But they soon realize they have very different plans for their marriage—Julian wants Emily to remain a society wife, while Emily discovers an interest in the theater. But when a fleeing actress, murderous kitten, and meddlesome friends enter the fray, Emily and Julian will have to confront the fact that their marriage of convenience comes with rather inconvenient feelings.

This is a standalone novel in the Regency Vows series.

Series recommended reading order: To Have and to Hoax | To Love and to Loathe | To Marry and to Meddle


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FAKE DATING + FRIENDS TO LOVERS + WORKPLACE ROMANCE

WANTED: A SITUATION-SHIP

I’m a single female that’s tired of relationships ruining my life. However, there are times when a date would be helpful. If you’re a single man, preferably mid-twenties to late-thirties, and are in a similar situation, we might be a match.

Candidate must be handsome, charming, and willing to pretend to have feelings for me (on a sliding scale, as the event requires). Ability to discuss a wide variety of topics is a plus. Must have your own transportation and a (legal) job.

This will be a symbiotic agreement. In exchange for your time, I will give you mine. Need someone to flirt with you at a football party? Go, team! Want a woman to make you look good in front of your boss? Let me find my heels. Would you love for someone to be obsessed with you in front of your ex? I’m applying my red lipstick now.

If interested, please email me. Time is of the essence.

This is the first book in the all-new Carmichael Family series of standalone novels with interconnected characters.


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ONE NIGHT STAND + ACCIDENTAL PREGNANCY

I knocked up my best friend’s sister.

Figured I would get straight to the point because how it happened is a mere snippet of the story I have to tell. The real meat and potatoes is what happened after.

Let’s start with how she decided to inform me and Pacey the news . . . together. Imagine that nightmare. I was going into what I thought was a hockey marketing meeting and then BAM! I’m going to be a dad and my best friend/teammate is attempting to imprint my face with his fist.

It wasn’t pretty.

Threats were tossed around, friendships were revoked, and then I was marched up to her apartment, suitcases in hand, and forced to live with her so I could take care of her every need. Given how much I’ve pined for the girl, you would think that wouldn’t be a hardship. Wrong.

This is my one shot to win my teammate back. Pacey is the only family I’ve got, so hooking up with his sister isn’t a mistake I can make twice . . . despite the fact that she’s pregnant with my child.

But with every mood swing, every pair of pants that doesn’t fit right, and every late night run to find the perfect donut, I’m finding it harder and harder not to fall for my best friend’s little sister.

Especially when she kisses me…

This is a standalone novel.


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WITCHES

Something wicked this way comes…

Twin sisters, Mercy and Hunter are witches, direct descendants of the Goode family, the founders of their town. After the murder of their mother at the hands of a foul demon, they have become the protectors of the Gates to different underworlds—ancient portals between their world and realms where mythology rules and the darkest of creatures exist.

Grief has taken a terrible toll on the twins. Rather than bringing them together, their sadness has torn them apart, driving Mercy to attempt to save the crumbling Gates without her twin and Hunter into the arms of a dangerous goddess. While Mercy looks for aid from Khenti, Guardian of the Egyptian Underworld, Hunter begins to realize the goddess she’s allied with is more monster than deity. She needs her sister’s help, but Mercy is beyond her reach on an adventure that could cost them everything, including their world.

This is the second book in the Sisters of Salem trilogy.

Series reading order: Spells Trouble | Omens Bite


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Lucy Lennox is a relatively new-to-me author, but she’s quickly becoming one of my go-to writers in the Romance genre. I’ll be honest with you, I jumped into this series knowing all too well that this is the fourth book set in that world, and I was completely fine with that. Julian and Parker have been inseparable since they were kids, their bond one of friendship, loyalty, and unconditional love. But while Parker has only ever seen Julian as his beloved best friend, Julian has been secretly pining for Parker for the past twenty years. So, when Parker is left at the altar by his fiancé, Julian whisks him away to a snowy cabin in Aster Valley to help him get over the heartbreak. However, the only thing that Parker is feeling is relief when it comes to the wedding that never happened. A few kisses quickly turn into so much more, but while Parker is ready to go all in and show the man he’s always loved that he is not going anywhere, Julian has a hard time trusting the change in their relationship. Sizzling hot and oh-so emotional, I devoured this wonderful book in a day.

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I just LOVE LOVE LOVE going back to Willa Nash’s small town Montana and the latest instalment in her Calamity Montana series is to die for. We quickly met Nellie Rivera and Cal Stark in The Brazen as Pierce Sullivan’s two best friends who happen to hate one another. But while Nellie relocates to Calamity both for work and for a fresh start in life, Cal has just retired from the NFL and is feeling completely unsure about his future. They clash every time they cross paths, but what we quickly discover is that they’ve also been sleeping together for the past four years. And while they continue to do so, their antagonism doesn’t start fading until Cal comes across an old high school journal of Nellie’s that begins rewriting the narrative between them. Willa Nash (a.k.a. Devney Perry) continues to weave stories that have the perfect balance of escapism and complexity, where every emotion hits you like a tidal wave, and this one made me FEEL so much.

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Kate Canterbary has been a must-read author for me for some time now, and her latest novel is simply fantastic. It’s an enemies-to-lovers story between two surgeons working at the same hospital who, after a very heated debate that leaves an exam room in shambles, are forced to attend eight weeks of conflict resolution counselling… together. They push each other’s buttons every time they are in the same room, never letting the other win ANY argument, and before long, their every round of bickering inevitably ends with them tearing each other’s clothes off. But when feelings begin to develop, things take an unexpected turn for them both. Kate is the queen of banter, and the dialogues in this book are simply stellar. You feel the antagonism, the heat, the undeniable chemistry between the characters, all the while delivering a story that is emotional, moving, and beautifully written. I listened to the audiobook and I can’t recommend it highly enough.

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C. Travis Rice, Christopher Rice’s new writing alter ego, transports the reader to a luxury beachfront resort nestled in the rolling coastal plains of Southern California, where two men find true love amidst scandal and heightened family drama. Filled with rich imagery, all the sizzle we could ever hope for, and just enough angst to make our romantic hearts skip a beat or two, this novel rises up around you like a tide, slowly and seductively, but it is Rice’s beautiful prose, refined yet fiercely witty, that pulls us under its spell.

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Claudia Burgoa continues her Paradise Bay Billionaire Brothers series in May with a second chance, enemies-to-lovers story, and we have the gorgeous cover.

Read More...

Riley Hart has an all-new roommates-to-lovers romance coming out in May, and we have the cover.

Read More...

Authors Julie Murphy and Sierra Simone have revealed the cover of their upcoming collaboration—a steamy plus-size holiday RomCom about an adult film star who is semi-accidentally cast as a lead in a family-friendly Christmas movie, and the former bad-boy pop star she falls in love with—out in September.

Read More...

Catherine Cowles has a roommates-to-lovers romance coming in June, part of her Tattered & Torn series, and we have the beautiful cover.

Read More...

Almost five years after it was first released, Christina Lauren‘s Love and Other Words had a little cover makeover. Both a friends-to-lovers romance and a second chance romance, this is the kind of story that goes straight for your heart and I can’t recommend it highly enough.

Read More...

An all-new retelling of S.C. StephensEffortless is coming on Apr 19, and we have the gorgeous cover.

Read More...

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