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Christopher Rice takes us back to Sapphire Cove, the luxury beachfront resort on the sparkling Southern California coast, with a love story that filled me with so much emotion, I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. Before travelling the world and working his way to becoming the head pastry chef at an exclusive resort, 40-something Ethan Blake spent his youth supporting himself any way he could—something only a few people in his life know. At first glance, he has very little in common with Roman Walker, a 20-something ‘fitfluencer’ who seems to be trapped in a situation where no part of his life is under his own control. But from the moment their paths cross on the page, we discover that these two men’s fates have been intertwined for a very long time. And while revenge might have brought them into each other’s lives, love is what sets them both free in the end. Christopher Rice writes with such command and feeling for his characters that you can’t help but become invested in their story, delivering a sexy, soapy age-gap romance bursting with secrets, scandal, blackmail, and high drama of the best kind.

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I don’t know what it is about ‘marriage in crisis’ scenarios that I find so irresistible, but it also happens to be the trope that makes me the hardest to please as a reader, so finding a great book like this one feels like winning the lottery. It’s the story of Eliza and Graham, a couple on their way to a luxury resort on the Northern California coastline for a weeklong getaway to celebrate their five-year anniversary. But Eliza and Graham’s marriage is in crisis. They don’t talk about it, they don’t acknowledge the many tiny fissures in their relationship that are slowly becoming gaping chasms between them, but they are slowly becoming complete strangers to one another. So, when a booking mishap puts them in two separate rooms, Eliza sees this as an opportunity to give their marriage a much-needed reboot. They agree to spend the week pretending to be perfect strangers—flirting, roleplaying, and getting to know one another for the first time… all over again. Exquisitely written and oh-so perfectly paced, nothing about this story is hurried or overdone. We genuinely feel the unwavering love between these two characters and all they are willing to do to save their marriage from ruin. A rare treat!

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The intensity and grit of every one of Kristen Ashley’s Motorcycle Club Romances might always be a given, but every time she returns to this alpha world of bikes and brotherhood, you never know what you’re going to find. Her latest novel takes us into the heart of Resurrection MC, formerly known as Bounty, with a somewhat less action-driven story of two people hell-bent on not repeating the sins of their fathers, but every bit as compelling for the raw emotion and sheer badassery that it offers. It’s a story about love and the power of family—both those we are born into as well as those we choose—just as much as it is a subtle challenging of traditional gender roles and stereotypes where a woman can be both a devoted life partner and remain the architect of her own life, while a man is no less of a ‘man’ just because he is willing to tailor his life to meet his partner’s career demands. Kristen Ashley’s love stories continue to celebrate relationships that buoy women emotionally without breaking their spirit, and when she throws a protective alpha biker into the mix, you’ve got pure magic.

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The third instalment in Alexis Hall’s London Calling universe is set to arrive in October 2023, kicking off a brand new Material World spin-off series. The story is set in the same world as Boyfriend Material but focuses on a brand new couple, Jonathan and Sam. It follows the story of a bed and bath manager who pretends to lose his memory when he thinks he’s about to be fired, and we have the gorgeous cover.

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The chilling story of the abduction of two teenagers, their escape, and the dark secrets that, years later, bring them back to the scene of the crime in Mia Sheridan‘s upcoming Psychological Thriller, out on Sep 19, and we have the cover.

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NBJ WEEKLY RECAP

New & Upcoming Releases; Bookish News; Latest Top Recommendations

18 April, 2023

NEW RELEASES

BILLIONAIRE ROMANCE

It’s a fragile thing—the whispers of truth that you hope are lies.

Hughes Farm was the largest racing horse establishment in the south. The family that owned it were known to be wealthy, powerful, arrogant, and terrifying. My first encounter with them didn’t prepare me for all that was to come. I don’t think anything truly could have.

Growing up with only my father and brother hadn’t been easy but we’d had each other. Losing them was the hardest thing I’d ever faced. It had made the times we went without food, electricity, or even shelter seem insignificant in comparison.

It is when a woman, claiming to have been my mother’s best friend, arrives to take me home with her that questions begin to surface. My father had rarely spoken of my mother. She’d died when I was a toddler. Having no other option, I trust this stranger and am thrown into a world of mansions, racing horses, extravagance, and him.

It’s true that there is a thin line between love and hate. But there is an even thinner line between truth and lies.

This is the first book in an all-new series and it is not a standalone novel.

Click to Read An Excerpt


Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Apple Books | Print

WORKPLACE ROMANCE + FORCED PROXIMITY

A boss, his assistant, a snowstorm and just one bed. What could go wrong?

They call him Dr. Perfect.

I call him Dr. Aloof, Dr. Arrogant, Dr. If-you’re-going-to-fire-me-just-get-it-over-with.

If I had other options, I’d quit, but I need this job. Badly. So I jump at the chance to impress him by hand-delivering some important documents.

Yes, he’s staying on a remote Scottish Island, but I’ve got it covered…

Until the ferry back is cancelled, there are no hotels on the island and there’s a storm headed our way.

So I’m snowed in with my impossibly handsome boss, who barely knows my name, in a tiny one-bedroom cottage in the middle of nowhere.

But unlike the snow outside, his icy stare is beginning to melt and we don’t need a generator to keep it warm inside.

This is a standalone novel in the Doctors series.

Series recommended reading order: Dr. Off LimitsDr. Perfect | Dr. CEO (3 Aug 2023)


Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Apple Books | Print

MC ROMANCE

New neighbors are the bane of my existence, but nothing prepares me for the new woman next door.

A long time ago, I swore off blondes.
Until her.
Until Raya crawls under my skin and stays.
Sure, she always seems pissed at me, but I’ll soon make her realize I’m not always a dick.

But then there’s a new threat that has me seeing red and needing to hunt for blood.

The name Death isn’t just for show. And anyone who steps in my way or threatens those under my protection are going to get up close and personal with the man behind the namesake.

Running is pointless… when Death knocks on your door.

This is the third book in the Diamond MC series of standalone novels with interconnected characters.

Series recommended reading order: Country | State (novella) | Death


Amazon US | Amazon UKAmazon CA | Amazon AUApple Books

BEST FRIENDS TO LOVERS + BANDMATES

Thirtysomething bandmates, Nolan Metcalf and Ellis Bloom, have been there for each other through thick and thin. So when a life-changing event sends Ellis to the safety of Nolan’s apartment, he’s grateful for the comfort his best friend provides. They’ve never done anything resembling cuddling and sleepovers before, but Ellis finds he needs it just the same.

Soul-deep conversations and tender moments transform into a passion that shocks them both. Since neither has ever entertained the idea of being with another man, they attribute their confusing feelings to their established nightly routine. Determined to spend time apart, they resume their solo lives. But the desperate, achy neediness only returns, and soon enough they’re back in each other’s arms—and beds.

Before they have time to work through it, the real world intrudes. Admitting their secret status would change not only the chemistry of their band but the trajectory of their lives. Plus, their newfound feelings seem as fragile as the beginning notes of a new melody. They’ll need to rely on the solid foundation of their friendship, and even then, it could all fall apart. Will they become a one-hit wonder or a love song that endures the test of time?

This is a standalone novel.


Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

FORCED PROXIMITY + OPPOSITES ATTRACT

Parker Donne wants to plant his feet on the ground, get married and start a family. Unfortunately his niche industry job as a high-end traveling mechanic keeps him wealthy but airborne. He’s constantly flying across the globe tending to his rich clients’ one-of-a-kind vehicles.

So, when Parker finds he’s not the only passenger on a private jet back to the states, he knows better than to engage in dead-end flirting. But the chatty woman with the raven hair and blue eyes has stolen his attention—and also his wallet—just for her own amusement. Elliot Sheer is the opposite of what Parker is looking for. She’s flighty, temperamental, and uninterested in settling down. And Parker can’t even figure out where she lives. She floats from gig to gig as a destination wedding photographer. Tempting but trouble.

Parker won’t ever see her again anyway. Except, that he does at the Schiphol Business Lounge and then again at O’Hare Terminal 5. And one more time at Midway baggage claim. And now that she’s dropped her Instagram handle, Parker can’t pretend he hasn’t been seeking her out on purpose, too. An international game of cat and mouse. With each crackling encounter it’s more clear she won’t give him the commitment he wants. But Parker can’t stop himself from chasing her through the sky, even when he knows he’ll end up crashing to the ground all alone.

This is a standalone novel in The Game series.

Series recommended reading order: Holiday Games (novella) | Hotel Games (novella) | Airplane Games

Click to Read An Excerpt


Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Print

DYSTOPIAN ROMANCE

When even the gods hold their breath . . .

To defeat the Emperor and Fortune, Evie, the great Empress of Arcana, must repair her bond with Death, despite the earth-shattering developments between them.

And danger lurks in every shadow . . .

Their allies—a sea witch, a band of roving warriors, and more than a couple of rogues—overcome terrifying obstacles to help them. But when Jack makes a shocking discovery, the fallout threatens to tear their alliance apart.

One girl could deliver salvation—or doom.

If the Empress and her friends can remain united, will their powers be enough to defeat a catastrophic curse on the world, or will hellfire reign forever? The end looms for us all until the best hand wins. . . .

This is the final instalment in The Arcana Chronicles series.

Series reading order: Poison Princess | Endless Knight | Dead of WinterDay Zero | Arcana Rising | The Dark Calling | From The Grave


Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Apple Books | Print

ENEMIES TO LOVERS + SMALL TOWN

A one-night stand with no promises and no inhibitions…

Our night together changed everything.

As a list maker and a rule follower, the last thing I planned, on one of the worst days of my life, was to fall into bed with a guy who literally charmed the clothes right off of me.

With him, I felt safe to lay my sadness down for the night and embrace a stranger.

Little did I know, that hot, gorgeous man would be Jamison Ledger, the one who has taken everything I’ve ever wanted—my legacy, my happiness, and what I’ve worked my whole life to attain.

While I am trying to sabotage his success, everyone in our small town is falling in love with the sexy, new lodge owner. And I am trying my hardest not to.

There’s a fine line between love and hate, and Jamison Ledger is blurring that line.

He might have given me a night I’ll never forget, but I can’t forgive the man who stole my entire future.

This is a standalone novel in the all-new Landmark Mountain series.

Series recommended reading order: Unforgettable | Someday (Jul 2023) | Irresistible (Oct 2023) | Falling (Jan 2024) | Stay (Mar 2024)


Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Print

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

At age twenty, Selene Bowers desperately hopes to be accepted into Henbane Coven, an academy for young witches. Since one of the requirements for entry is to connect with her powers via a quest through the wilderness, Selene books a trip to South America. When a nefarious supernatural force tries to drag her plane from the sky, Selene’s magic awakens to save her life―at a cost. Using her powers devours her memories, one by one.

Worse, when Selene braves the jungle and discovers the source of the attack, she finds herself awakening an ancient evil, Memnon the Cursed, who mistakes Selene for his long-dead wife. The wife who betrayed him. Selene manages to escape and begin her studies at Henbane, but when Memnon turns up at the coven and witches are found dead across campus, Selene becomes entangled in a dangerous plot. Accused of the murders on the basis of her memory loss, Selene must rely on Memnon’s help for answers―and his plans for her will change everything.

This is the first book in the all-new Bewitched series, set in the world of The Bargainer series.


Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Print | Audio

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One of my favourite books of the year so far, this delightful friends-to-lovers romance has everything I’ve always loved about Abby Jimenez’s writing—wit, heart, SO much emotion, and a cinnamon roll hero you’d slay dragons for. It’s the story of two emergency room doctors, both trying to get over complicated breakups, who meet as potential rivals, become best of friends while faking to date one another, and end up falling in love while desperately trying to ignore the sizzling sexual tension between them. This is the kind of book you wish you could read for the first time over and over again, every time falling a little more in love with Jacob Maddox.

Read More...

Christopher Rice takes us back to Sapphire Cove, the luxury beachfront resort on the sparkling Southern California coast, with a love story that filled me with so much emotion, I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. Before travelling the world and working his way to becoming the head pastry chef at an exclusive resort, 40-something Ethan Blake spent his youth supporting himself any way he could—something only a few people in his life know. At first glance, he has very little in common with Roman Walker, a 20-something ‘fitfluencer’ who seems to be trapped in a situation where no part of his life is under his own control. But from the moment their paths cross on the page, we discover that these two men’s fates have been intertwined for a very long time. And while revenge might have brought them into each other’s lives, love is what sets them both free in the end. Christopher Rice writes with such command and feeling for his characters that you can’t help but become invested in their story, delivering a sexy, soapy age-gap romance bursting with secrets, scandal, blackmail, and high drama of the best kind.

Read More...

I don’t know what it is about ‘marriage in crisis’ scenarios that I find so irresistible, but it also happens to be the trope that makes me the hardest to please as a reader, so finding a great book like this one feels like winning the lottery. It’s the story of Eliza and Graham, a couple on their way to a luxury resort on the Northern California coastline for a weeklong getaway to celebrate their five-year anniversary. But Eliza and Graham’s marriage is in crisis. They don’t talk about it, they don’t acknowledge the many tiny fissures in their relationship that are slowly becoming gaping chasms between them, but they are slowly becoming complete strangers to one another. So, when a booking mishap puts them in two separate rooms, Eliza sees this as an opportunity to give their marriage a much-needed reboot. They agree to spend the week pretending to be perfect strangers—flirting, roleplaying, and getting to know one another for the first time… all over again. Exquisitely written and oh-so perfectly paced, nothing about this story is hurried or overdone. We genuinely feel the unwavering love between these two characters and all they are willing to do to save their marriage from ruin. A rare treat!

Read More...

The intensity and grit of every one of Kristen Ashley’s Motorcycle Club Romances might always be a given, but every time she returns to this alpha world of bikes and brotherhood, you never know what you’re going to find. Her latest novel takes us into the heart of Resurrection MC, formerly known as Bounty, with a somewhat less action-driven story of two people hell-bent on not repeating the sins of their fathers, but every bit as compelling for the raw emotion and sheer badassery that it offers. It’s a story about love and the power of family—both those we are born into as well as those we choose—just as much as it is a subtle challenging of traditional gender roles and stereotypes where a woman can be both a devoted life partner and remain the architect of her own life, while a man is no less of a ‘man’ just because he is willing to tailor his life to meet his partner’s career demands. Kristen Ashley’s love stories continue to celebrate relationships that buoy women emotionally without breaking their spirit, and when she throws a protective alpha biker into the mix, you’ve got pure magic.

Read More...

Bookish News

The third instalment in Alexis Hall’s London Calling universe is set to arrive in October 2023, kicking off a brand new Material World spin-off series. The story is set in the same world as Boyfriend Material but focuses on a brand new couple, Jonathan and Sam. It follows the story of a bed and bath manager who pretends to lose his memory when he thinks he’s about to be fired, and we have the gorgeous cover.

Read More...

Riley Hart has revealed the cover of the third book in her emotionally captivating The Vers Podcast series—a spicy, age-gap, forced proximity romance, out on May 17.

Read More...

The chilling story of the abduction of two teenagers, their escape, and the dark secrets that, years later, bring them back to the scene of the crime in Mia Sheridan‘s upcoming Psychological Thriller, out on Sep 19, and we have the cover.

Read More...

A sexy new standalone romance is coming from Vi Keeland on July 3, and we have the gorgeous cover.

Read More...

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