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Paranormal romances are so rarely my jam these days, having read little else during my twenties and thirties, but Ali Hazelwood’s brand of sharp-witted, lovelorn shenanigans is always hard to resist, even more so when her new marriage of convenience romp happens to be of the blood-sucking and howling variety. She takes the star-crossed lovers, fated mates tropes to new heights in this spicy, unputdownable tale of two mortal enemies who agree to marry in order to uphold the peace between their species. I loved the story, the characters, the dialogues, even all the drawn-out miscommunication angst, but Ali Hazelwood had me at knotting, and I’m (k)not embarrassed to admit it. (K)not even a little.

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As the romantic trials and tribulations of the twenty-somethings have begun to feel to me more and more like science fiction than a distant memory I can draw from, it takes a lot for me these days to connect with a college romance, especially one with a sports-related storyline. Yet Elle Kennedy’s stories always manage to not only pull me in almost instantly, but also to leave me craving for more. It’s only right that we should kick off a next generation Off-Campus spin-off series with the story of the daughter of one of Elle’s most beloved couples—Garrett Graham and Hannah Wells from The Deal. Gigi Graham is desperate to step out of her famous father’s shadow, and she knows that nothing would help her achieve that goal more than winning Olympic gold, something her father never did. To help her increase her chances of being called to join the women’s national hockey team, she enlists the help of her ex boyfriend’s nemesis and new teammate—Luke Ryder—to give her pointers on her game. But the more time Gigi and Ryder spend together, the more the chemistry between them begins to sizzle. They begin to date in secret, knowing all too well that every stolen moment they have together puts at risk friendships old and new. But their bond and commitment to one another only grow, and when their secret is finally revealed, it had me SCREAMING. A spicy, engaging, passionate love story that packs a punch where you least expect it.

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I haven’t read a book that has touched my soul, like this one, in a very long time, but then again, Abby Jimenez continues to prove she can do no wrong. Set in the same world as Part of Your World, this is the story of two emergency room doctors who, after a bevy of wrong first impressions, become each other’s safe place at a time in their lives when they’re both feeling adrift and alone. Jimenez just knows how to create characters that make you feel like you’d step in front of a moving train for them, characters that embody a certain type of strong that is selfless and kind, characters that linger in our minds long after the book ends. Equal parts heart and heartbreak, yet every romantic’s dream come true, this is Abby Jimenez at her best—making us want to live in her stories forever.

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Rosie Danan proves once again to have a real knack for crafting intriguing storylines with deeply complex characters that feel both wonderous and real, and in her latest novel, she pairs a tenacious expert in the occult with a wary archaeologist in need of professional redemption. Add a cursed Scottish castle to the mix, an ancient magic with its own cryptic agenda, and the result is downright spellbinding. I loved this book before I even read it, but I never expected it to become one of my favourite reads of the year.

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NBJ WEEKLY RECAP

New & Upcoming Releases; Bookish News; Latest Top Recommendations

12 March, 2024

NEW RELEASES

✭ NBJ TOP RECOMMENDATIONENEMIES TO LOVERS + FORCED PROXIMITY + BILLIONAIRE ROMANCE

She’s his sweetest desire…and his darkest secret.

The task was simple.
Sneak into Potomac’s most heavily guarded manor.
Steal back my pendant. Slip out.

Problem number one?
America’s most unattainable bachelor caught me.

Problem number two?
He decided to keep me. As the help.

Zachary Sun’s winter may be the coldest I’ve ever felt,
but he makes my skin burn.

Reserved, calculated, and savagely cruel,
he thrives on the weaknesses of others.

Little does he know, he just met his match.

He may be American royalty.
But this peasant will rise to become Queen.

This is the second book in the Dark Prince Road series of standalone novels with interconnected characters.

Series recommended reading other: My Dark Romeo | My Dark Desire | My Dark Prince (TBA)

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ROCKSTAR + SINGLE PARENT | SECOND CHANCES

I shouldn’t be alive.

I should’ve died in that plane crash.

Instead, I survived.
Thrived, even.
After all, I’m a rock star and a billionaire.
There’s nothing I can’t buy.

Nothing, except peace.

And when it all comes crashing down around me…
The guilt.
The pain.
The sorrow.
That’s when she appears.

The one woman I’m not allowed to love.
I needed her to fill the void after everything was lost.
There she was, ready, and grieving too.
Both of us are broken, shattered people.
So why does she make my heart want to beat again?
I need a new reason to keep breathing.
And I think that reason—is her.

This is a standalone novel.

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✭ NBJ TOP RECOMMENDATION | AGE GAP + ONE NIGHT STAND + FORCED PROXIMITY + BILLIONAIRE ROMANCE

One New Year’s masquerade. One anonymous hookup. One billionaire-sized mistake.

Once upon a time, someone looked at my scrawny, impetuous eight-year-old self and nicknamed me Mr. Important… and I believed them.

That was my first mistake.

Two decades, a dozen failed careers, and a thousand meaningless hookups later, I’ve made more mistakes than I can count. My parents have decided I’m purely decorative, my brother thinks I need pep talks, and the gorgeous billionaire who hired me as a favor to my dad? He’s forgotten I exist.

So I’m done with mistakes.

Call it my New Year’s resolution. From now on, I’m going after what I want… starting with the mysterious silver fox in the Roman warrior mask who approached me at the charity gala and offered me a scorching, anonymous one-night stand.

Unfortunately, when our masks come off I realize mistakes are not done with me.

Because the bossy guy who blew my mind? He’d thought I was someone else. Worse than that, he’s my father’s friend. A supposedly-straight workaholic. The person I’m stuck on a road trip with for the next two weeks. And, oh yeah, my actual boss.

The farther we get from New York, the closer we become, and the harder it is to pretend I’m not falling for him. But I can’t see how someone as brilliant, controlled, and successful as Thatcher Pennington would risk everything to be with someone like me… even if he makes me feel like I’m finally Mr. Important.

This is a standalone novel in the Honeybridge series.

Series recommended reading order: Firecracker | Mr. Important


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ABDUCTION + ALPHA HERO + BILLIONAIRE + ENEMIES TO LOVERS + FORBIDDEN + FORCED PROXIMITY + POLYAMORY+ ROMANTIC SUSPENSE + DARK ROMANCE

Abducted and taken to a remote cabin in Alaska, Frankie finds herself at the mercy of four feral men, each with his own dark secrets and twisted desires.

With nowhere to run, she must rely on her wits to survive the harsh winter, trapped with them.

As she delves into their mysterious pasts, she uncovers an insidious evil that feeds on loyalty and uses love as a weapon.

Nothing is as it seems.

In this desolate world where the monsters are as beautiful as they are cruel, trust is elusive. They torment her, protect her, and keep her in the dark.

But to have any chance of escape, they must stand together.

Or fall prey to the evil in the hills of shivers and shadows.

This is the first book in the all-new Frozen Fate trilogy.

Series reading order: Hills of Shivers and Shadows | Cage of Ice and Echoes (Apr 2024)


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Charismatic. Devious. Secretive. Emerson Durand is the ringmaster for the illustrious Cirque des Miroirs. In each city he finds a new woman to command for the night. Until he finds the one woman who doesn’t bow to his demands.

Luna Rider soars through the air as an aerial acrobat. She’s determined to provide for herself and her sister, but she doesn’t count on being gambled away. Or the secrets that hover under the striped tent.

This is a standalone novella in the Smoke and Mirrors series.

Series recommended reading order: Red Flags | White Lies | Blue Moon (novella)

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JOCK/NERD + SINGLE DAD + SMALL TOWN

Friday night lights hide more than they reveal…

When retired NFL superstar Keller Williams returns to his small town to coach his old high school football team, he’s surprised how much he enjoys being out of the limelight and on the field with the kids. Even more surprising is his immediate attraction to the father of one of his players—single dad Niall Harper.
Problem number one: Niall Harper isn’t gay.
Problem number two: Keller isn’t out to the world.
Problem number three: Niall hates his guts. And Keller has no idea why.

High school librarian Niall Harper has always done the right thing. Except be true to himself. Divorced and raising his teenaged son, Niall is dismayed to discover the new football coach is none other than his long-ago Friday night fantasy and nemesis. Not that it matters—Keller doesn’t remember him. It’s nothing new; Niall has always been easy to forget. Now Keller wants to be friends. And more. Niall can’t deny the annoying man makes him laugh and feel things he’d only dreamed possible. But would a player like Keller be satisfied with a regular guy like him?

Being together is more than complicated, but they are willing to take the risk. Niall reveals he’s dating his son’s coach, and Keller comes out to the team, his fans, the press, and small-town gossips. Neither is prepared for the fallout, but that doesn’t stop them. It’s time to throw the Hail Mary pass of a lifetime and win the game of forever. And they’re ready.

This is a standalone novel.


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ENEMIES TO LOVERS + FORBIDDEN + AGE GAP + BILLIONAIRE ROMANCE

He can have any woman he wants.
He wants his brother’s.

Alex Sebastian is the billionaire who knows exactly how to re-launch the pop career I walked away from to raise my little sister.

He knows everything, apparently, about what’s good for me. For my image. Even for my lingerie. Everywhere I turn, he’s there, smirking. I cannot stand him.

So why can’t we stop sneaking around?

Maybe it’s his filthy, bossy mouth that does things more wicked than his insults.

Maybe it’s that he does know what’s good for me when he uses it—backstage before my show, during a black tie event, in another man’s living room.

Because maybe deep down, I’ve never been the good girl the world sees, and the dirty, shameful things he makes me do are exactly what I crave.

The problem? Alex isn’t the Sebastian billionaire I’m dating—I’m dating his brother.

This is a standalone novel in the Brutal Billionaires series.

Series recommended reading order: Brutal Billionaire | Brutal Secret | Brutal Arrangement


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FANTASY ROMANCE

I am half of a whole.

A dragon without a ryder.

My kind are on the brink of extinction, I should be out there fighting, leading the flyers of the First Kingdom. But without my ryder I’m grounded.

She was the key to my magic and my future. But as soon as I found her she was stolen away, hidden somehow from even our bond’s pull.

I’d searched the Twelve Kingdoms for over a decade and lost all hope. Until my brother discovered her—living in a cult in the middle of nowhere, growing the very poison that’s killing my kind.

Raised with no knowledge of magic or creatures like me, she thinks I’m a monster from her nightmares come to life.

Admittedly, kidnapping her probably wasn’t my best move, but I had to get her out of there.

Now I need to convince her the life she knew was a lie, but time is slipping away. If she doesn’t accept who she is and learn to harness her power, it will consume her—leaving me ryderless again.

She wants to go back to that lie of a life I rescued her from. Too bad we didn’t leave anything to go back to. But the more she refuses the truth, the closer I get to losing her again. So I make her an offer she can’t refuse.

Only, I don’t know how I’ll keep my end of the bargain, because I can’t let her go now I’ve found her. She is more than just my ryder.

But that’s a secret for another day. We have training to do.

Lesson one: Ryde or die.

Welcome to the First Kingdom.

This is the first book in the all-new Flyers Of The First Kingdom series.

Series reading order: The Ryder Of The Night | The Keeper of The Kingdoms (Sep 2024)


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FRIENDS TO LOVERS + SMALL TOWN

We’re just friends, is the biggest lie we’ve ever told ourselves.

Maya

Everyone assumes I’ll end up with Ben Turner.

That’s the trouble with living in a small town. There’s no such thing as privacy.

No one understands that we’ve been in the friend zone our entire life.

But what I’m having trouble understanding these days is why Ben hates my new boyfriend. It’s almost like he’s trying to ruin my relationship.

So, what’s a girl supposed to do when her best friend is standing between her and her happily ever after?

Ben

I promised to always protect Maya.

And if that means keeping the jerks in town away from her, so be it. She deserves better anyway.

But she thinks this new guy is the one. She’s wrong. He’s not good enough for her.

Hell, I’m not good enough for her.

So, when he lets her down—and I know he will—I’ll be there. I’ll do whatever she needs.

Because I’m not about to let anyone ruin my relationship with the most important person in my life.

This is the second book in the Leighton River series of standalone novels with interconnected characters.

Series recommended reading order: How We Hated | How We Loved


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SINGLE MUM + SECOND CHANCES + SMALL TOWN

Life is full of surprises.
The best of which is the precocious curly-haired little girl that calls me mommy.

As my marriage falls apart, a new opportunity on the serene shores of Sandcastle Cove offers us a safe haven, and our lives take an unforeseen turn when a man from a long-buried Hawaiian escapade resurfaces. I had all but forgotten about the man with a sexy grin until his soulful eyes found mine across the crowd.

As I navigate this new life, the complexities of single parenthood, and rekindle old flames, the island becomes the perfect backdrop for a journey of rediscovery, love, and the delicate dance of second chances.

The past whispers its secrets, and I have to decide whether to run back to the familiar or chart a new course on the sands of Sandcastle Cove.

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

Series recommended reading order: Changing Tides | Building Castles (May 2024)


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SECOND CHANCES

Callum Derringer was hired by the Pittsburgh Titans to help rebuild the organization after a devastating plane crash left its future unknown. Now that he’s got the team back on track, it’s time to put some effort into his own life.

When I accepted the job of general manager with the Titans, it was just the opportunity I needed to prove myself to the sports world. Unfortunately, my career isn’t the only area in which I’ve previously made mistakes and the past is about to come back in a big way.

Juniper Ryan is…complicated. Smart, funny and insanely gorgeous, she was my first love and my first heartbreak. But my loss was my stepbrother’s gain and she’s been his wife for five years now. I’ve done a decent job of putting her out of my mind but when I’m brought home for a family emergency and see the bruises on Juniper, I’m gutted to learn that she was pushed into the arms of a monster.

Vowing to put our past aside, I learn dark truths about my brother and his marriage to my first love. And to make matters worse, I’m beginning to realize the feelings I once had for Juniper aren’t tucked quite as far away as I had hoped.

When things take a dangerous turn, I’m willing to put myself in the line of fire to keep my girl safe. I was a fool to walk away from Juniper the first time and I’m a man who knows better than to make the same mistake twice.

This is the twelfth book in the Pittsburgh Titans series of standalone novels with interconnected characters.

Series recommended reading order: Baden | Stone | Gage | Coen | Drake | Cannon | Hendrix | Camden | Bain | Van2 | Boone | Callum | Foster (May 2024)


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SMALL TOWN + ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

He’s always loved her. Now he’ll fight to save her.

Zachary Haven is living a lie.

He’s stuck in a rut, pretending to hate the woman he’s always loved. He didn’t mean for things to turn out that way. But sometimes life gets out of control, especially when you’re young and stupid.

Not that he ever had a chance with her. She’s gorgeous and smart, talented and kind. And Zachary? He can’t seem to keep himself out of trouble.

Marigold Martin just met the man of her dreams.

Blowing into her life like a storm, he sweeps her off her feet. She can’t help but wonder if he’s the one. He’s a dream in a bespoke suit—and he says he wants her heart.

But nothing is as it seems.

A brush with death wakes Zachary up to the reality of his life. And his feelings for Marigold. He’s determined to make her his—convince her they were always meant to be.

But secrets run deep, and Zachary fears the man who’s after Marigold could be more than a romantic rival.

He could be the devil himself.

And Zachary might be too late to save her.

This is a standalone novel in the Haven Brothers series.

Series recommended reading order: Obsession Falls | Storms and Secrets


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Their name? The objectors.
Their job? To break off weddings as hired.
Their dilemma? They might just be in love with each other.

When Sophie Steinbeck finds out just before her nuptials that her fiancé has cheated yet again, she desperately wants to call it off. But because her future father-in-law is her dad’s cutthroat boss, she doesn’t want to be the one to do it. Her savior comes in the form of a professional objector, whose purpose is to show up at weddings and proclaim the words no couple (usually) wants to hear at their ceremony: “I object!”

During anti-wedding festivities that night, Sophie learns more about Max the Objector’s job. It makes perfect sense to her: he saves people from wasting their lives, from hurting each other. He’s a modern-day hero. And Sophie wants in.

The two love cynics start working together, going from wedding to wedding, and Sophie’s having more fun than she’s had in ages. She looks forward to every nerve-racking ceremony saving the lovesick souls of the betrothed masses. As Sophie and Max spend more time together, however, they realize that their physical chemistry is off the charts, leading them to dabble in a little hookup session or two—but it’s totally fine, because they definitely do not have feelings for each other. Love doesn’t exist, after all.

And then everything changes. A groom-to-be hires Sophie to object, but his fiancée is the woman who broke Max’s heart. As Max wrestles with whether he can be a party to his ex’s getting hurt, Sophie grapples with the sudden realization that she may have fallen hard for her partner in crime.

This is a standalone novel.


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MARRIAGE OF CONVENIENCE + FAKE RELATIONSHIP + CLOSE PROXIMITY + AGE GAP

A marriage of convenience between a dirty-talking prince and the socially awkward scientist who brings him to his knees…

A marriage proposal from a deliciously handsome and wickedly charming prince sounds like a fairytale.

But for a nerdy scientist with severe social anxiety,it’s a horror story.

Prince Torin O’Grady, with his mischievous blue eyes and cocky grin, is always in the spotlight. And he needs to marry me to inherit the crown.

But we have nothing in common. He’s a future king. And I’m perfectly happy slogging through mud in my work boots.

So why can’t I stop thinking about him?

Maybe because he won’t stop texting me. And sending me gifts. And making me feel like everything I find awkward and weird about myself is special and amazing.

And there’s also that little detail of him offering me my dream job and telling me that together we can change the world.

Well, I could probably work for him.

And if I have to marry him temporarily to get what we both want, then fine. It’s for the greater good.

It has nothing to do with the way he kisses me. Or that dirty mouth. Or the royal treatment he gives me in the bedroom.

Fine. Maybe it does. Still, it’s only a year. Then I can turn in my tiara and come back to my normal, boring, behind-the-scenes life.

But Torin is determined to turn me from reluctantly royal to royally his.

This is a standalone novel in the all-new Royals Gone Rogue series.

Series recommended reading order: Reluctantly Royal | Reluctantly Rogue (May 2024)


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MARRIAGE OF CONVENIENCE + SMALL TOWN 

I wasn’t planning to propose to Raif Jones, the bad boy from the wrong side of town.
The one with the tattooed muscles, naughty blue eyes, and dimpled, James-Dean grin.

You see, it all started with a series of bad decisions.
First was flirting with a dangerous criminal to rescue a little girl I didn’t even know.
Second was throwing a massive, masked gala in my small-town hideout (complete with drag queens) and not expecting to draw attention…

Then Raif rode in on a motorcycle and melted my undies (and my heart), saying he wouldn’t let anybody hurt me.
Of course, I asked him to marry me.
Imagine my surprise when he said yes.

We’re a little naughty and a lot hot, and the perks of being married are very… perky.
They’re perky in the shower, on the kitchen table, against the front door…

Until Bad Decision #1 tracks me down (thanks to Bad Decision #2), and my outlaw husband turns Alpha Protector, risking everything to keep us safe.
It’s just a marriage of convenience. It’s supposed to have an end date.
But when the dust settles, walking away from Raif Jones could be the worst decision I’ve ever made.

This is a standalone novel in the Be Still series.

Series recommended reading order: A Little Taste | A Little Twist | A Little Luck | A Little Naughty


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HYSTORICAL MYSTERY

Veronica and Stoker discover that not all fairy tales have happy endings, and some end in murder…

Lord Rosemorran has purchased a wax figure of a beautiful reclining woman and asks Stoker to incorporate a clockwork mechanism to give the Rosemorran Collection its own Sleeping Beauty in the style of Madame Tussaud’s. But when Stoker goes to cut the mannequin open to insert the mechanism, he makes a gruesome discovery: this is no wax figure. The mannequin is the beautifully preserved body of a young woman who was once very much alive. But who would do such a dreadful thing, and why?

Sleuthing out the answer to this question sets Veronica and Stoker on their wildest adventure yet. From the underground laboratories of scientists experimenting with electricity to resurrect the dead in the vein of Frankenstein to the traveling show where Stoker once toured as an attraction, the gaslit atmosphere of London in October is the perfect setting for this investigation into the unknown. Through it all, the intrepid pair is always one step behind the latest villain—a man who has killed once and will stop at nothing to recover the body of the woman he loved. Will they unmask him in time to save his next victim? Or will they become the latest figures to be immortalized in his collection of horrors?

This is the ninth book in the Veronica Speedwell Mystery series.

Series reading order: A Curious Beginning | A Perilous Undertaking | A Treacherous Curse | A Dangerous Collaboration | A Murderous Relation | An Unexpected Peril | An Impossible Impostor | A Sinister Revenge | A Grave Robbery


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If only love was all bonbons and champagne.

But in reality—at least the reality tech venture capitalist Dean Harris knows—love is all give and no take until he’s discouraged and alone. At least that was what it was like in his last relationship. In the end, she was more interested in his Midas touch for turning tech companies to gold than she was in him.

So leaving San Francisco for Paris to hang out with his awesome chosen family? A no brainer. Now that he’s back in Paris, instead of bringing other people’s dreams to fruition, maybe he’ll be able to focus on his own.

If only he knew what that was.

He’s used to helping other people, not himself. But Dean knows there’s a true “It” idea waiting for him, something that will set him on fire and make him excited about life the way he felt when he launched his first startup. And if anything is going to spark that creativity, it’s his old roommates and their new restaurant endeavor.

And maybe the sexy and mysterious Jacqueline, who’s starting her own business.

Only he can’t be sure. Is Jacqueline really his dream girl? Their white-hot connection speaks of something more lasting—beyond steak frites and kisses along the Seine. Or is she just using him and his Midas touch to fund her own dreams, and he’s risking getting burned again?

It seems Paris isn’t done teaching him about life, but will Dean listen? Or will he let the past dictate his heart and keep him from his very own happily ever after?

This is the second book in The Paris Roommates series of standalone novels with interconnected characters.

Series recommended reading order: The Paris Roommates: Thea | The Paris Roommates: Dean | The Paris Roommates: Brooke (Oct 2024)


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ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

Aiming for love, landing in mayhem…

While Valentine’s Day is supposed to be full of romance and flying hearts, this year, Anna finds herself defending a misplaced Cupid, dodging a gang of thieving arrow shooters, and assisting Nick Bassaneli, her stubborn potential brother-in-law, with a bogus murder charge. Meanwhile, she’s trying to find her sexy boyfriend the perfect gift, when all he wants is for her to show up to Valentine’s dinner without danger on her heels.

Speaking of danger, Aiden Devlin is a little too secretive about his newest investigation, and something is hanging heavy over his head, but the stubborn Irishman refuses to share. Anna begins to fear that the ‘bogus’ murder charge might not be so bogus, and Nick truly could be in trouble. Unfortunately for Aiden, the Albertini family is full of self-proclaimed sleuths, and they’re more than eager to crack the case before he can reach his own conclusions.

During the season of love, Anna is forced to juggle her meddling family, solve the puzzle of the chaotic Cupids, save her potential brother-in-law, and arrive at Valentine’s Day dinner in one piece. Hey, miracles can happen.

This is the sixth full-length book in The Anna Albertini Files series.

Series reading order: Disorderly Conduct | Bailed Out | Adverse Possession | Holiday Rescue (novella) | Santa’s Subpoena | Holiday Rogue (novella) | Tessa’s Trust | Habeas Corpus


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ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

Temptation has never been so dangerous…

A domineering force in Miami’s volatile criminal underworld, Brad Black is respected. Feared. His deadly accurate trigger finger and indestructible persona has earned him his intimidating reputation and, up until six months ago, hookers, drugs, and protecting the Black empire was the sum of his life’s purpose.

Until he saved her.

Wild, brave, and beautiful, Pearl Kennedy is Brad’s kryptonite. A distraction. A youngdistraction. But with enemies joining forces, coming at them with more force and less mercy than ever before, she’s also a deadly distraction. Focusing on the end game, finding and killing their enemies, has to remain his priority.

But Brad completely underestimates the power of his connection with Pearl.

And he can’t shake the niggling feeling that there’s more to her than meets the eye.

Pearl Kennedy was saved from the clutches of human traffickers by one of the world’s most notorious criminals—Brad Black. Since being taken back to his family’s mansion in Miami, she’s felt safe and protected, despite Brad’s cold, brusque, and confusing treatment. He should disgust her—he’s flaunted his hedonistic tastes unapologetically. But no matter how hard Pearl tries to fight it, she’s drawn to the lethal, handsome killer.

Yet she knows she’s living on borrowed time, and to succumb to the attraction would be to expose herself and her secrets.

And then it will be just a matter of who will kill her first.

The monsters from her past.

Or Brad Black.

This is the fifth book in the Unlawful Men series of standalone novels with interconnected characters.

Series recommended reading order: The Brit | The Enigma | The Resurrection | The Rising | The American


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FRIENDS TO LOVERS + ONE NIGHT STAND + CLOSE PROXIMITY + BILLIONAIRE ROMANCE

She thinks happily ever after only happens in romance novels.
He can’t wait to prove her wrong…

Falling in love is not on Raven Walsh’s agenda. Running from her past keeps her way too busy for that. She can, however, handle a friends-with-benefits scenario with the hot billionaire who co-owns The Back Door bar. But trusting him with her heart? Not a chance…

Remington Sterling has had his eye on the smart and sexy Raven since she started waitressing at his bar. He knows she’s gun-shy where relationships are concerned. But he’s ready to do whatever it takes to convince her he’s worth the risk…

When Raven’s secrets catch up to her in a big way, she must decide if the potential cost of trusting Remy is more than she’s willing to pay—and Remy will need to figure out how far he’s willing to go for love…

This is a standalone novel in the all-new Sterling Family series, a continuation of the Kingston Family series.

Series recommended reading order: Just One More Moment | Just One More Dare (Sep 2024)


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DARK ROMANCE

“Ten thousand dollars.
That pitiful sum changed my entire life.
It bought my entire life.
A measly ten thousand dollars, given to my boyfriend by a monster to taste me.
He took it.
The monster took me.
And I never saw freedom again.”

I’m the illegitimate son of a monster.
My other half-blooded siblings have their own demons…but me?
I truly have the devil inside.
I try to be good.
To do my best to ignore the deep, dark, despicable urges.
But every day it gets harder.
I thought family could help.
I reached out to my infamous half-brother, Q, begging for his secrets to stay tamed.
Instead, he gave me an ultimatum to prove I’m not like our father.
Infiltrate The Jewelry Box: a trafficking ring of poor unfortunate souls, kill the Master Jeweler, free the Jewels, and don’t lose my rotten soul while trying.
Only problem is…my initiation into this exclusive club is earning a Jewel all of my own.
She sparkles like diamonds, bleeds like rubies, and bruises as deep as emeralds.
She’s mine to break.
I can’t refuse.
If I want to prove to my half-brother that I’m not like our sire, I have to sink into urges I’ve always fought, plunge into madness, and lose myself so deeply into sin that the only one who will be breaking is me.

This is the first book in the all-new The Jewelry Box series, a spin-off from the Monsters in the Dark series, following Henri Mercer (Q’s half-brother).

Series reading order: Ruby Tears | Emerald Bruises (TBA) | Sapphire Scars (TBA) | Diamond Kisses (TBA)


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DARK FANTASY ROMANCE + VAMPIRES

The curse will destroy us all.

Montana
I’m changed beyond return, my life torn apart by the god who forced this fate upon me.
Now I’m a creature of ruin and bloodshed, but the price I’ve paid comes with the sweetest of gifts.
The prince who claimed my heart has seized me once again, but this time, I’m on equal ground. I’m strong enough to fight at his side and face the wrath of our enemies, but some dark plot is brewing in the city, and I fear what’s coming.
Because it feels like an unforgiving storm.

Callie
My sister is lost, and I don’t know if we will ever be whole again. Will she love me as she once had, or will her newfound hunger be the death of us?
Though I’ve reclaimed my freedom, the taste of it is bittersweet. Because without my twin, nothing feels right.
And even though I can finally claim the man my soul aches for, I’m afraid of the darkness seeping into my life.
The threat of gods and monsters is mounting upon us by the hour, and time is running out to save us all.

This is a the fifth book in the Age of Vampires series.

Series reading order: Eternal Reign | Immortal Prince | Infernal Creatures | Wrathful Mortals | Forsaken Relic | Ravaged Souls (Apr 2024)


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WORKPLACE ROMANCE

I crashed and burned before the most important interview of my life…

Yes, literally.

I rammed my crappy Honda into the back of a custom black McLaren, and the sexy bastard who owned it was far from amused.

Especially when I abandoned him at the fiery scene with an “I.O.U.,” twenty dollars, and a pack of glow-in-the-dark condoms as payment. (I’m too broke to afford car insurance.)

I managed to make it to my interview with a few seconds to spare, but the partner I was expecting to meet wasn’t there.

Instead, it was the unforgettable guy I’d just crashed into: Mr. Damien Carter. And his first question—’Do you know that running away from the scene of an accident is a crime?’—convinced me that I was not getting this job.

Alas, Hamilton & Associates called me back, and I slowly realized that there are far more coincidences between me and my new boss.

Even though this grumpy bastard only utters demands and threats to me…

His firm is a place straight out of The Godfather, nothing like “the good guys on the right side of the law” on the promotional billboards. Its walls hold secrets, the clients are guilty as charged, and Damien Carter is everything wrong with the legal system.

Well, I thought that until we began a hate-love affair like no other, and I discovered his biggest secret of all…

This is a standalone novel in the all-new The Firm series, set in the same world as Reasonable Doubt.


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