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The third instalment in the Adair Family series takes us back to the Scottish Highlands with the much awaited story of Arrochar “Arro” Adair and Mac Galbraith. Arro has been in love with her brother’s best friend and head of security for longer than she wishes to admit, but their thirteen-year age gap has always stood in the way of them becoming more than just friends. Now a woman in her thirties, Arro can no longer see any issue with their difference in age, but when she makes her intentions known, she discovers that the only man she’s ever loved might not love her that way in return. Or there could be something else keeping them apart… I absolutely loved Samantha Young’s meticulous attention to detail when developing the characters, making us understand the reasons behind their actions, and slowly building up this age-gap romance into the kind of story that stays with you far past the last page. And the subtle thread of unrequited love puts the angsty cherry on top that I always hope to find. This series only keeps getting better and better.

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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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On Sep 4, Abbi Glines is returning to her beloved Rosemary Beach series with Dean Finlay’s much anticipated book, and we have the gorgeous cover.

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We have the cover of the fourth book in Samantha Young‘s Adair Family series, out on Jul 12.

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The second book in Laura Pavlov‘s Honey Mountain series releases on Jun 23, and we have the beautiful cover. It’s a small town, second chance, hockey romance.

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Ella Frank has revealed the cover of the second book in her Chicago Heat series, out on May 24. The is the second and final book in Ryan and Jameson’s duet.

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Kennedy Ryan is returning on Nov 15 with a compelling new novel about hope and healing, and what it truly means to love for a lifetime, and we have a first look and cover. The story follows divorced couple Yasmen and Josiah Wade, co-parents and business partners, who get a second chance at all that they once had.

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NBJ WEEKLY RECAP

New & Upcoming Releases; Bookish News; Latest Top Recommendations

10 May, 2022

NEW RELEASES

ENEMIES TO LOVERS + SECOND CHANCES

They’ll get their second chance at love… if they don’t kill each other first!

If I ever cross paths with Gatsby Spearman I might just push him from the tallest building in San Francisco.
Saying that I don’t like him is an understatement—I hate him.
The prick ghosted me in college, stole the program we created to start a billion-dollar company—oh and I failed a class because of him.
I want revenge. And I want it to be petty.
I created an infallible five-step plan to make him pay for what he did to me.
1. Destroy his company.
2. Hire him out of pity.
3. Make him fall in love with me.
4. Rip out his heart.
5. Ghost him while he’s crying from a broken heart.
Simple, right?
Except, I didn’t take into consideration the old college chemistry rearing its ugly head and bringing us closer together despite everything we do to fight it.
I want vengeance, all he wants is to flirt.
Though, I don’t plan on falling for his antics.
I’ll play this to win.
Let the games begin.

This is the second book in the Paradise Bay Billionaire Brothers series of standalone novels with interconnected characters.

Series recommended reading order: Faking the Game | Can’t Help Love | Along Came You (12 Jul 2022) | My Favorite Mistake (4 Oct 2022)

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Having just broken up with her boyfriend, London Spark is not in the mood to be hit on. Especially not when she’s out celebrating her single status with her sisters. So when a very attractive man pays for their drinks and then slips her his number, she passes it right back to him with a ‘thanks, but no thanks’. As the business administrator for their family’s event hotel, the Spark House, London has more important things to worry about, like bringing in new clientele.

As luck would have it, a multi-million-dollar company calls a few months later asking for a meeting to discuss a potential partnership, and London is eager to prove to her sisters, and herself, that she can land this deal. Just when she thinks she has nailed her presentation, the company’s CEO, Jackson Holt, walks in and inserts himself into the meeting. Not only that, but he also happens to be the same guy she turned down at the bar a few months ago.

As they begin to spend more time together, their working relationship blossoms into something more. It isn’t until their professional entanglements are finally over, that London and Jackson are finally ready to take the next step in their relationship. But between Jackson’s secretive past and London’s struggle with her sisters, London must question where she really stands – not just with Jackson, but with the Spark House, too.

This is the second book in the Spark House series of standalone novels with interconnected characters.

Series recommended reading order: When Sparks Fly | Starry-Eyed Love


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I’m pregnant.

With my professor’s baby.

I know it all sounds very scandalous. But I swear we’re both quite happy about this unexpected situation.

Everything is about to change once we have a baby though.

So I’m going to take advantage of these last several months before I’m so big that I can’t see my feet.

I thought seducing my professor was hot. But just wait until he sees what I have planned for these next few months.

It’s going to be scorching.

This is the new fifth instalment in the Hunted series and it takes place right after Devotion in the timeline.

Series recommended reading order: Temptation | Addiction | Eruption | Devotion | Seduction | The Light to My Darkness | A Whirlwind of Color | This Is Love


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SMALL TOWN + FRIENDS TO LOVERS | ROMANTIC THRILLER

Woodland Cliffs Country Club is the crown jewel of the small Monterey-area seaside town. It’s comfortable stomping grounds for those born to money and opportunity. With esteemed members from near and far, it’s not unusual to spot celebrities, business tycoons, or those with even more power.

It isn’t the glamour or intrigue that attracts Rae Watson to seek a summer job at the Cliffs. As a struggling college student, she simply wants to earn money for her senior year at the university and concentrate on classes.

When Rae’s friend helps secure her summer employment at the Cliffs, Rae willingly accepts. She quickly learns that there’s more to the Cliffs, particularly the hidden world of those the country club employs.

The lives of the elite and those who serve them are worlds apart.

What will that mean for Rae and the handsome blue-eyed college student who makes her swoon?

Will she discover the secrets purged from the high cliffs, waiting to be found on the rocky shores, or will she find herself on the edge?

This is a standalone novel.


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AGE GAP

The truth hurts. But in the end, honesty wins. Or does it?

Warren Prescott loves a challenge. He knows how to play the game and adapts when necessary to succeed in his cutthroat world. Tired of pining for a man he’s wanted for months, Warren intends to seal the deal. Until that man throws him an endearing curveball…

Be honest.

Gian Benedetti doesn’t play games. Success has cost him the personal connections he craves, and he doubts he’ll take another chance on a relationship. Until the attractive, younger man with the brazen personality and confidence stirs his interest.

Except…someone else is playing games.
And threatening everything Gian has worked hard to achieve.

Warren won’t rest until he uncovers the new player and gets his forever with Gian.

But they’ll soon face a hard truth—
Honesty may be what brings them together…
Or it could be the one thing that tears them apart.

This is a standalone novel.


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When her twenty-two-year-old stepdaughter announces her engagement to her pandemic boyfriend, Sarah Danhauser is shocked. But the wheels are in motion. Headstrong Ruby has already set a date (just three months away!) and spoken to her beloved safta, Sarah’s mother Veronica, about having the wedding at the family’s beach house in Cape Cod. Sarah might be worried, but Veronica is thrilled to be bringing the family together one last time before putting the big house on the market.

But the road to a wedding day usually comes with a few bumps. Ruby has always known exactly what she wants, but as the wedding date approaches, she finds herself grappling with the wounds left by the mother who walked out when she was a baby. Veronica ends up facing unexpected news, thanks to her meddling sister, and must revisit the choices she made long ago, when she was a bestselling novelist with a different life. Sarah’s twin brother, Sam, is recovering from a terrible loss, and confronting big questions about who he is—questions he hopes to resolve during his stay on the Cape. Sarah’s husband, Eli, who’s been inexplicably distant during the pandemic, confronts the consequences of a long ago lapse from his typical good-guy behavior. And Sarah, frustrated by her husband, concerned about her stepdaughter, and worn out by challenges of life during quarantine, faces the alluring reappearance of someone from her past and a life that could have been.

When the wedding day arrives, lovers are revealed as their true selves, misunderstandings take on a life of their own, and secrets come to light. There are confrontations and revelations that will touch each member of the extended family, ensuring that nothing will ever be the same.

This is a standalone novel.


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DARK MAFIA ROMANCE

I knew this game I played might cost me my life.
But I never thought it would cost me my heart.
Until Veda Calbert came into my world.

Granted, I dragged her here kicking and screaming. Took her from her home to be a pawn in my revenge. I swore she would never be anything else to me. But somewhere along the way, she crawled under my skin.
And now, damaged by the time spent with my brother, both physically and mentally, Veda is determined to hate me. And I deserve it.
But I won’t accept it.

The rules may have changed, but I haven’t lost yet.
Because I’m not just giving in to my obsession.
I’m raising the stakes.

This is the second book in the His Obsession series and it is not a standalone novel.

Series reading order: His Game | His Stakes | His Win (26 May 2022)


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SUPERNATURAL THRILLER

Claire Huntley and her brother, Poe, were on a midnight hike in Montana when the woods went wild. A blinding, devouring light and a rumbling pulse that blasted them off their feet left both kids with little memory of what happened. Their father insisted it was a violent extraterrestrial abduction; his wild obsession would tear their family apart in the wake of the trauma.

Fourteen years later, Claire, who’s battled anxiety attacks since that fateful hike, wants to heal her relationship with her brother, which has been damaged by his years of addiction. But only hours before their reunion, Poe’s crowded passenger plane plunges into the Colorado mountains. No one survives the fiery crash. In the midst of her grief, Claire accepts her estranged father’s request to join him in Montana, where he continues to investigate the paranormal force he believes altered his children down to their bones.

As they reunite, Claire’s anxiety attacks take on a new dimension. Is she experiencing hallucinations or visions? Is her brother’s presence in them a symptom of grief, or is she receiving messages from beyond life? The answers Claire and her father seek will take them on a breakneck journey deep into the Montana wilderness and the shadows of history, where they will unearth a secret force with terrifying implications for their family—and the world.

This is a standalone novel.


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In just one night, she stole his jacket…and his heart.

Shy baker Emilie Michels never thought she’d meet her Prince Charming. Especially not at an event she’s working at. But when a handsome stranger finds her hiding in a corner and strikes up a conversation, she can’t help but be drawn in. Unfortunately, duty calls and she’s forced to flee, leaving the man of her dreams behind. All she has to remember that night is his first name and the suit jacket he gave her to stay warm.

Family has always come first for the Vandergrifts. It doesn’t matter what Cooper might want out of his life, his parents have had a plan for him since the day he was born. His mother even has his wedding all planned out, despite the fact that there’s no bride in the picture. But when Cooper walks into the Meet Me at the Altar offices for a cake tasting and finds himself face to face with the woman he met at a party all those months ago, he thinks it might be time to finally have a say in his love life.

Cooper had resigned himself to a life that would be all about family obligations, but just a few hours with Emilie have him convinced that maybe he could be something else. It’s just a matter of deciding whose happiness matters more: his family’s or his own.

This is the fifth book in the Meet Me at the Altar series of standalone novels with interconnected characters.

Series recommended reading order: The Engagement Embargo | With This Cake | You May Kiss the Groomsman | The Proposal Playbook | Groomed to Perfection | The I Do Over (28 Jun 2022)


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SPORTS ROMANCE

Spending the night in jail isn’t exactly how I planned to spend Christmas, but I’ve had worse holidays…

Now that I’m out, it’s time to accept my real punishment. Coaching ten-year-old terrors on the ice, in my non-existent free time. My Coach thinks it’d be good for me. Remind me where I came from. He should know I’ve tried every day of my life for the last ten years to forget.

The youth hockey league is a hell I didn’t plan on and the worst penalty possible…
Until the day a sweet, single mom cracks a joke about her kid, and then all bets are off.

I’m the best defenseman in professional hockey, but I didn’t see her coming… now what in the hell do I do? I’m not equipped for a relationship. I’m definitely not ready to have a kid depending on me, but I can’t deny she makes me feel things— want things I never imagined I could have.

I should save us both the trouble and stay far away from her. But rules were made to be broken, and I was never good at following them anyway.

This is a standalone novel in the Las Vegas Vipers series.

Series recommended reading order: Final Shot | Game Changer | Dream Maker | Rule Breaker | Shot Taker (28 Jun 2022)


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ENEMIES TO LOVERS

Curvy fitness influencer Crystal Chen built her career shattering gym stereotypes and mostly ignoring the trolls. After her recent breakup, she has little stamina left for men, instead finding solace in the gym – her place of power and positivity.

Enter firefighter Scott Ritchie, the smug new gym patron who routinely steals her favorite squat rack. Sparks fly as these ultra-competitive foes battle for gym domination. But after a series of escalating jabs, the last thing they expect is to run into each other at their grandparents’ engagement party.

In the lead up to their grandparents’ wedding, Crystal discovers there’s a soft heart under Scott’s muscled exterior. Bonding over family, fitness, and cheesy pick-up lines, they just might have found her swolemate. But when a photo of them goes viral, savage internet trolls put their budding relationship to the ultimate test of strength.

This is a standalone novel.


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The third instalment in the Adair Family series takes us back to the Scottish Highlands with the much awaited story of Arrochar “Arro” Adair and Mac Galbraith. Arro has been in love with her brother’s best friend and head of security for longer than she wishes to admit, but their thirteen-year age gap has always stood in the way of them becoming more than just friends. Now a woman in her thirties, Arro can no longer see any issue with their difference in age, but when she makes her intentions known, she discovers that the only man she’s ever loved might not love her that way in return. Or there could be something else keeping them apart… I absolutely loved Samantha Young’s meticulous attention to detail when developing the characters, making us understand the reasons behind their actions, and slowly building up this age-gap romance into the kind of story that stays with you far past the last page. And the subtle thread of unrequited love puts the angsty cherry on top that I always hope to find. This series only keeps getting better and better.

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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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Bookish News

On Sep 4, Abbi Glines is returning to her beloved Rosemary Beach series with Dean Finlay’s much anticipated book, and we have the gorgeous cover.

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We have the cover of the fourth book in Samantha Young‘s Adair Family series, out on Jul 12.

Read More...

The second book in Laura Pavlov‘s Honey Mountain series releases on Jun 23, and we have the beautiful cover. It’s a small town, second chance, hockey romance.

Read More...

Ella Frank has revealed the cover of the second book in her Chicago Heat series, out on May 24. The is the second and final book in Ryan and Jameson’s duet.

Read More...

Kennedy Ryan is returning on Nov 15 with a compelling new novel about hope and healing, and what it truly means to love for a lifetime, and we have a first look and cover. The story follows divorced couple Yasmen and Josiah Wade, co-parents and business partners, who get a second chance at all that they once had.

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