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NBJ WEEKLY RECAP

New & Upcoming Releases; Bookish News; Latest Top Recommendations

19 March, 2024

NEW RELEASES

VICTORIAN MYSTERY

Fiona Mahoney’s past returns to haunt her present as a prizefighter from her hometown becomes the only suspect in a gruesome, high-society murder.

No one in London knows what befell Fiona’s family back in Ireland.
At least, no one left alive.

That is until her late brother’s best mate arrives in the city for the bareknuckle bout of the century. Blood is spilled in the ring before the fight, and when Fiona is hired to clean it up, she finds that the boy from her past is now a dangerous man who may have answers she’d lost all hope of finding.
But while she frantically tries to keep his neck from a noose, it becomes apparent that her own is at risk.

Follow Fiona into her most chilling case yet, one that threatens to burn the precarious tightrope upon which she balances, and force her to decide, once and for all, on which side of the law she will choose to land.

This is the third book in the Fiona Mahoney Mystery series. It is not a standalone novel.

Series reading order: The Business of Blood | A Treacherous Trade | A Vocation of Violence


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

School counselor Lucy Galindo has a secret.

To her coworkers, friends, and even family, she’s shy, sweet, and constantly struggling to hold off disaster (read: manage her anxiety and depression). But online? She’s bold, confident, and always knows what to say—it’s how she’s become the wildly popular @TheMissGuidedCounselor. It’s also why she keeps her identity anonymous. Her followers would never trust the real Lucy with their problems.

History teacher Aldrich Fletcher thought a new job would give him some relief from his drama-filled family. Instead, he’s dodging his ex-girlfriend and pining over his new co-worker—who only ever seems to see him at his worst. Thankfully, he can count on his online confidant for advice . . . until he discovers @TheMissGuidedCounselor is Lucy.

Now Fletcher has a secret too. And while Lucy can’t deny there’s something between them, she’s not sure she can trust him. Can they both find the courage to share the truth and step out from behind their screens?

This is a standalone novel.


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

Being single is like playing the lottery. There’s always the chance that with one piece of paper you could win it all.

Daphne Bell believes the universe has a plan for her. Every time she meets a new man, she receives a slip of paper with his name and a number on it—the exact amount of time they will be together. The papers told her she’d spend three days with Martin in Paris; five weeks with Noah in San Francisco; and three months with Hugo, her ex-boyfriend turned best friend. Daphne has been receiving the numbered papers for over twenty years, always wondering when there might be one without an expiration. Finally, the night of a blind date at her favorite Los Angeles restaurant, there’s only a name: Jake.

But as Jake and Daphne’s story unfolds, Daphne finds herself doubting the paper’s prediction, and wrestling with what it means to be both committed and truthful. Because Daphne knows things Jake doesn’t, information that—if he found out—would break his heart.

Told with her signature warmth and insight into matters of the heart, Rebecca Serle has finally set her sights on romantic love. The result is a gripping, emotional, passionate, and (yes) heartbreaking novel about what it means to be single, what it means to find love, and ultimately how we define each of them for ourselves. Expiration Dates is the one fans have been waiting for.

This is a standalone novel.


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

FRIENDS TO LOVERS + SPORTS ROMANCE

He’s got all the right moves.
And makes…all the wrong plays.

Will Aster excels at two things: soccer and self-sabotage. Following a viral incident involving him and the club owner’s wife, his only option to continue playing is overseas on FC Kluvberg—a team known for not tolerating scandal. A last chance and a harsh wake-up call.

Sophia Beck has spent her life avoiding football. Growing up in the shadow of her family’s stratospheric success in the sport left scars. About to begin her final year of university, she’s eager to pursue a career in photography, not receive an internship assignment involving her brother’s team. The last thing she expects is to meet a guy—a player—who makes her want to watch a game.

He loves soccer.

She resents it.

Those contrary viewpoints collide when Will and Sophia discover something stronger than their conflicting emotions toward the sport—their feelings for each other.

But…one wrong play can cost the game.

And wrong plays are Will’s specialty.

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

Series recommended reading order: First Flight, Final Fall | All The Wrong Plays


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

SINGLE MUM/CELEBRITY + FAKE DATING + SMALL TOWN

I’m a famous TV star—how hard can it be to pretend that real love is fake?

To women around the world, I’m Dr. Dark and Dangerous, sexiest bachelor alive.

I meet the only one who has no idea who I am. To single mom Aspen, I’m just the guy who rocked her world one night. Nothing more.

With the tabloids out to destroy my career and a movie deal on the line, I need help. I need a girlfriend to improve my image. Since the only one I want won’t do a real relationship, she agrees to be my fake girlfriend. Except the more time we’re together, the more we blur the lines between what’s real and what’s fake.

Because how I feel for her isn’t pretend at all.

This is a standalone novel in the On A Manhunt series.

Series recommended reading order: Man Hunt | Man Candy | Man Cave | Man Splain | Man Scape | Man Handle | Man Spread


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OPPOSITES ATTRACT + SMALL TOWN

The mask she wears for the world is flawless.
But I want the mess that she hides underneath.

Samantha Harper is untouchable.

She’s the closest thing we have to royalty in my small town.
Daughter of a senator.
Richer than sin.
Classy, elegant, and
Ice cold.

She’s my polar opposite.
And unfortunately,
She’s exactly my type.

Too bad royalty doesn’t fraternize with peasants.

Until one night,
Samantha Harper finds herself at my mercy,
and the temptation to dirty up her flawless façade is too great.

When her perfect mask slips,
It’s not an ice princess I find beneath,
But a warrior in war-torn armor.
A snake in queen’s clothing.

All it takes is one night, and I’m determined.
She will never have to fight another battle alone.

This is the third book in the Next Life series and while it can be read as a standalone, reading the Next Life duet (The Love of My Next Life + This Life and All the Rest) beforehand is recommended in order to fully appreciate the story.

Series recommended reading order: The Love of My Next Life | This Life and All the Rest | The Love You Fight For


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RUNAWAY BRIDE + SECOND CHANCES + SMALL TOWN

This isn’t your average romance. It begins with me in a wedding dress, just not at an altar …

I never expected to be a runaway bride. I also never thought I’d end up on my ex’s doorstep to flee from said wedding. Now that I’m here, it’s easy to find the key in an old boot by the door and let myself inside. It’s not breaking and entering if I have a key, right?

It’s safe to say that Luke Marshall didn’t expect to find me on his couch in my wedding dress, my veil over my face in tears. He has no choice but to listen to my panic-induced plea for salvation. It’s only a matter of time before the tabloids get wind of my disappearing act, and my life is over.

Luke takes pity on me and says I can stay… on one condition.

I can’t sing for my supper—I have to earn it. I have to work in the barn alongside him, up to my elbows in horse manure. Oh—and because there’s only one bed, I get the couch.

This works … in theory. However, when sparks start flying, and the small-town farrier asks me to stay, I’ll have to decide between my life as a pop star or a second chance with my first love.

This is a standalone novel in the Marshall Family series.

Series recommended reading order: More Than I Could | This Much Is True


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

ONE NIGHT STAND + HOCKEY ROMANCE

One night. No strings. And a really good puck.

Five years ago, Astrid O’Malley experienced the ultimate in public humiliation. Being dumped at the altar by her childhood sweetheart was horrifying enough. That fact that he was a professional hockey goalie and her dad was his coach? It was all anyone in sports could talk about.

Eff hockey. Eff goalies.

These days, Astrid lives a life (mostly) free of hockey and free to pursue whoever she wants with exactly zero shame in her game. Like tonight’s hook-up. This guy’s nailed the lumberjack aesthetic perfectly. Especially when he has the stamina and creativity to back it up.

Because the rule is: it’s one night only. Which is gonna be a problem because she’s just discovered he lives in the apartment upstairs.

And he’s joined her dad’s team. As the goalie coach. To train her ex.

Now Astrid is in some kind of hockey hell–filled with her ex, her family, and the best sex of her life. And somehow she’s been roped back onto the team.

Puck my life.

This is a standalone novel in the Downside of Dating series.

Series recommended reading order: Anger Bang | Walk of Shame


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

FORCED PROXIMITY + SMALL TOWN + BILLIONAIRE ROMANCE

What happens when two strangers are thrown together in a remote cabin in Montana during a spring blizzard?

I traveled to Montana to escape my problems in Southern California.

Unfortunately, I made a wrong turn during a late season snowstorm and ended up stranded in a small cabin in the middle of nowhere with a man I knew only as Kaleb.

Like it or not, the two of us were stuck together until the storm ended and the roads were cleared.

He doesn’t know me.

I don’t know him.

I had thought that I was fine knowing nothing about the enigmatic man who had rescued me from freezing to death, but sometimes secrets are eventually revealed in unusual circumstances. Kaleb and I spilled some of our secrets one stormy night, but I’d held back some very important information about myself that may just jeopardize the bond I’d formed with Kaleb.

Do I trust Kaleb enough to tell him the truth? Or should I just walk away once the storm clears and ignore the growing attraction that I could no longer hide?

This is a standalone novel in the all-new Montana Billionaires series, part of the larger The Billionaire’s Obsession series.

Series recommended reading order: Billionaire Unexplained ~ Kaleb | Billionaire Unforgettable ~ Tanner (Sep 2024)


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OPPOSITES ATTRACT + HOCKEY ROMANCE

Thea Jenson has her future meticulously planned out. Graduate from college. Get a job. Marry her high school sweetheart and have two beautiful children. When she decides to transfer schools, her brother suggests she move in with him and his unruly hockey roommates. Everything in her life is going according to her plan . . .

. . . until she bumps into Kyler in their kitchen and sparks fly.

Kyler Rose, the starting center for the Northport University hockey team, is done for the moment he lays his eyes on Thea. But he can’t allow her to become a distraction. He’s determined to make it to the NHL. That’s if he doesn’t get booted for failing grades first. And even though he’s on scholarship, it doesn’t pay his bills or provide for his family. Neither do the tips he earns from his bartending gig. When an offer to make some fast cash falls in his lap, he takes it, thinking no one will care if he gets hurt . . .

. . . except Thea does care.

But just as Kyler finds a way to navigate his feelings for Thea, an unexpected link to his family comes to light and he finds himself in the fight of his life to protect those he loves the most – his family.

This is a standalone novel in the all-new Northport U series.


Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Apple BooksPrint

ENEMIES TO LOVERS + FANTASY ROMANCE

Fleeing my father’s cruelty, the wicked king who robbed me of a future, I face death in the streets, caught between a rebellion and a tyrant’s reign.

Captured by those sworn to kill me, the rebels remain blind to my true identity—the missing daughter of the despised king. Faced with an impossible choice, I stand before them: join the rebels or face their blades.

Yet, Dacre, the son of the ruthless rebellion commander, becomes torn between suspicion and a desire that mirrors my own. He allows no one to touch me, tries to protect me, yet threatens me at every turn.

As secrets are weaved beyond our hidden realm, a fierce battle unfolds within me. As I get closer to the rebels, and their cause, my loyalty to my kingdom clashes with my undeniable devotion to Dacre and the burning connection between us.

In a world where love and hate are two edges of the same blade, I find myself caught in a delicate dance between forbidden desire and my looming destiny.

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

Series reading order: The Veiled Kingdom | The Hunted Heir (Jul 2024)


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ROCKSTAR + SMALL TOWN

The Bad Boy Rocker meets the Mousy Girl Next Door with a STEAMY Secret…

Justice Wild tossed Peach Springs away a decade ago, leaving the town in his dust on his way to rockstar glory. Now, platinum plaques and tabloid headlines precede him, and his bad-boy persona is as electrifying as his guitar riffs. But under the leather and ink, the scars of his past run deep.

Hope Higgins, the girl next door whose apple orchard once stood proudly beside his peach, hides a secret as sweet as her pies. By day, she’s a mousy virtual assistant, but by night, she’s the bestselling author of a scorching hot rockstar romance series whose main character is suspiciously similar to a certain tattooed singer…

Will Hope be able to keep her secret? Or will a certain tattooed bad boy make all her dreams – including the steamy ones – come true?

This is a standalone novel in The Wild Brothers multi-author series.


Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER

Iris Walsh saw her twin sister get kidnapped—so why does no one believe her?

Iris narrowly escaped her twin sister’s fate as a teen: abducted in broad daylight and long gone before she could convince the cops there was anything to investigate. With Piper presumed a runaway and no evidence to go on but Iris’s scattered memories, the case quickly goes cold.

Ever since that terrible day, Iris’ search for Piper has bordered on obsession. Chasing leads across years and following clues that all seem to point to a single name, Iris does everything she can to get close to the only person who might know the answer to the question that still haunts her: where did Piper go? And if the police still won’t help, she’ll just have to find the answer herself–using her criminal psychology degree to intern at the isolated psychiatric hospital on Shoal Island, where secrets lurk in the shadows and are kept under lock and key. But Iris soon realizes that something even more sinister is simmering beneath the surface of the Shoal, and that the patients aren’t the only ones being observed…

This is a standalone novel.


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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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You know when you find yourself reading a book so compulsively that it ends up following you into your dreams? This deliciously decadent tale of desire, love, and obsession was that book for me. Zachary Sun might be one of America’s most eligible bachelors, but he is also one of its most unattainable ones. Famous for his rigid, polished, and emotionless personality, Zach’s life is an impenetrable fortress of his own making, until Farrow Ballantine breaks into it (quite literally), and turns his entire existence upside down. Headstrong and unruly, Farrow is the complete antithesis of the cold-hearted businessman she cannot help but goad any chance she gets, neither of them realising that she would become the very antidote to Zach’s demons. As their relationship changes, a man who’s spent most of his life being averse to touch transforms into a hedonistic, possessive, and demanding lover who shamelessly pursues a woman he knows he cannot keep. Because Zachary Sun is engaged to be married, and that woman is not Farrow Ballantine. A modern-day Cinderella story that I couldn’t put down.

Read More...

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.

Read More...

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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Bookish News

We have the cover of the second instalment in Abbi Glines‘ Slay duet—a steamy, southern mafia romance, set in the same world as the Smoke and Judgement series—out on April 14.

Read More...

An all-new enemies to lovers, close proximity, mafia Romantic Suspense novel is coming on May 23 from RC Boldt, and we have the cover.

Read More...

Jennifer Hartmann has an all-new slow burning, age gap romance coming on Apr 9 and we have the gorgeous cover.

Read More...

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