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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.

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NBJ WEEKLY RECAP

New & Upcoming Releases; Bookish News; Latest Top Recommendations

2 April, 2024

NEW RELEASES

Justin has a curse, and thanks to a Reddit thread, it’s now all over the internet. Every woman he dates goes on to find their soul mate the second they break up. When a woman slides into his DMs with the same problem, they come up with a plan: They’ll date each other and break up. Their curses will cancel each other’s out, and they’ll both go on to find the love of their lives. It’s a bonkers idea… and it just might work.

Emma hadn’t planned that her next assignment as a traveling nurse would be in Minnesota, but she and her best friend agree that dating Justin is too good of an opportunity to pass up, especially when they get to rent an adorable cottage on a private island on Lake Minnetonka.

It’s supposed to be a quick fling, just for the summer. But when Emma’s toxic mother shows up and Justin has to assume guardianship of his three siblings, they’re suddenly navigating a lot more than they expected–including catching real feelings for each other. What if this time Fate has actually brought the perfect pair together?

This is a standalone novel.


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Rachel Armstrong has a burning need to right the world’s wrongs. Thus, she becomes the Avenging Angel.

And maybe she’s a bit too cocky about it.

While riding a hunch about the identity of a kidnapper, she runs into Julien “Cap” Jackson, who was trained by the team at Nightingale Investigations in Denver. Now he’s a full-fledged member at their newly opened Phoenix branch.

It takes Cap a beat to realize Raye’s the woman for him. It takes Raye a little longer (but just a little) to figure out how she feels about Cap.

As Raye introduces Cap to her crazy posse of found family and his new home in the Valley of the Sun, Cap struggles with his protective streak. Because Raye has no intention to stop doing what she can to save the world.

But there’s a mysterious entity out there who has discovered what Raye is up to, and they’ve become very interested.

Not to mention, women are going missing in Phoenix, and it seems like the police aren’t taking it seriously.

Raye believes someone should.

So she recruits her best friend Luna, and between making coffees, mixing cocktails, planning parties and enduring family interventions (along with reunions), the Avenging Angels unite to ride to the rescue.

This is the first book in the all-new Avenging Angel series of standalone novels with interconnected characters. This is a continuation/next generation of the Rock Chick series. The Nightingale Investigations & Security team is expanding. Their new branch is in Phoenix, and beloved characters we know, as well as new family we’ll gather along the way, participate in hijinks in the Valley of the Sun.

Series recommended reading order: Avenging Angel | Back in the Saddle (Dec 2024)


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POLYAMORY + BILLIONAIRE ROMANCE

It’s a win-win-win situation.

Luca has resigned himself to a life as a bachelor. He’s watched all the Morettis fall in love, but nothing’s ever clicked for him. Until Harper…and Conor.

Former super model Harper has spent too much of her life living up to other people’s expectations of her. Perfect hair, perfect body, perfect boyfriends. For the first time ever, she’s able to forge her own path. New career, no more diets, and—hopefully—a relationship with a man of her choosing, one who sees past the pretty face to the person inside.

Conor has spent his entire life lost in the shadows, the forgotten Russo, but he’s decided it’s time for that to change. After all, both of his older brothers have found love. He’s determined it’s his turn, and that resolve gets a little push in the right direction when a new investment means he’ll be working with the man he’s always had a crush on. But if he likes Luca, why does he suddenly have feelings for Harper too?

This is a standalone novel in the Italian Stallions series.

Series recommended reading order: Down and Dirty | Hard and Fast | Rough and Ready | Wild and Wicked | Hot and Heavy | Naughty and Nice (novella) | Tempted and Taken | Steady and Strong | Kiss and Tell (Sep 2024)

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FRIENDS TO LOVERS + SMALL TOWN

Morgan

When I left Birchbark angry and heartbroken, I vowed never to return.

Fate had other plans.

The father I hate had a stroke, so now I’m back in the Upper Peninsula to take care of him. The locals treat Dad like royalty, while Dad vacillates between open anger and flat-out ignoring me. Throw in my messy relationship with my brothers, and being in Birchbark becomes unbearable.

The only saving grace is Dusty, my childhood best friend. He’s always had my back, save for one night ten years ago that changed everything. Despite my endless family drama, Dusty becomes my solace, and it’s not long before our emotional connection becomes more. Dusty worships my body in ways no man has before, but more importantly, he’s stolen my heart. Except Dusty’s home is here, and mine is in Santa Monica, as far away as I can get.

While I’m battling it out with Dad and trying to hold the family together, my every impulse is to leave the first chance I get. But I can’t leave Dusty behind. Not again. If I want a chance at real happiness, I’ve got to work through this anger and grief…even if the hits keep coming.

This is the first book in the all-new The Swift Brothers series of standalone novels with interconnected characters.

Series recommended reading order: Morgan | Easton (Mar 2025)


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ENEMIES TO LOVERS + SECOND CHANCES + MARRIED IN VEGAS

Nora Mackenzie’s entire career lies in the hands of famous NFL tight end Derek Pender, who also happens to be her extremely hot college ex-boyfriend. Nora didn’t end things as gracefully as she could have back then, and now it has come back to haunt her. Derek is her first client as an official full-time sports agent and he’s holding a grudge.

Derek has set his sights on a little friendly revenge. If Nora Mackenzie, the first girl to ever break his heart, wants to be his agent, oh, he’ll let her be his agent. The plan is simple: make Nora’s life absolutely miserable. But if Derek knows anything about the woman he once loved—she won’t quit easily.

Instead of giving in, Nora starts a scheme of her own. But then a wild night in Vegas leads to Nora and Derek in bed the next morning married. With their rule book out the window, could this new relationship save their careers or spark the romance of a lifetime?

This is a standalone novel, set in the same world as The Cheat Sheet.


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SECOND CHANCES + WITCHES

Fibs and squabbles and spells . . . oh my!

A small, magical town tucked away in rural Ohio, Moonville is the perfect place for floral witch Romina Tempest to use the language of flowers to help the hopeful manifest love in their lives. After giving up on her own big romance eleven years ago, at least she can bask in others’ happily ever afters.

When the shop’s potential financier shares news of his wedding, Romina jumps at the opportunity to discuss the business . . . even if it means she has to fake-date her chaotic colleague Trevor to get an invitation. But all hell breaks loose when she discovers Trevor’s soon-to-be stepbrother is none other than Alex King: her high school sweetheart. Her greatest love. The boy who broke her heart.

What starts as an innocent misunderstanding becomes a weeklong fake-dating scheme, as Romina quickly finds out she can’t deny her connection with Alex. Caught between her livelihood and her heart, Romina must decide if taking a second chance on first love is worth the risk.

This is a standalone in the all-new Moonville series.


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FAKE DATING + FORCED PROXIMITY + SMALL TOWN + SPORTS ROMANCE

The hot baseball player I’m forced to stay with for my best friend’s wedding is off limits.

Remy Winfield has more muscles than manners, and he’s on a mission to get me into bed by way of the filthiest mouth I’ve ever wanted to kiss. He doesn’t care about my long time crush or my certainty that we’re finally about to happen.

Remy’s sure I’ll break first and kiss him, and he’ll tease me to the limit to make sure I do. I might be a Lady, but I can still play his dirty little game. It’s perfectly safe, totally harmless.

Until I fall for him.

Suddenly, Mr. Long-Time Crush doesn’t matter at all.

And my best friend can never know.

This is a standalone novel in the all-new Roseville Ramblers series.


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MYSTERY

Investigating a conspiracy really wasn’t on Nikki’s very long to-do list.

As a single mom to three kids, life is tough. As a divorced woman whose no-good ex is about to have a baby with his barely legal new wife, life is infuriating. And as a paralegal who might be the key to solving her boss’s kidnapping, life is dangerous.

When Nikki starts to notice some odd files at the law firm she works at, she chalks it up to clerical error. But when employees start to go missing, she realizes that these odd files might be the key to everything.

As she tries to put the pieces together, her life begins to unravel. Whoever is behind this has money, a lot of it, and knows that Nikki is a threat.

Can she put the pieces of the puzzle together to stop this mastermind before he gets everything he wants? Or will this puzzle be the one that breaks Nikki for good? Read the Coming of Middle Age Murder Mystery today.

This is the first book in the all-new Nikki Page Mysteries series.


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REVERSE AGE GAP + ONE NIGHT STAND + ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

Sandra

I’ve never needed a man. I’ve tried, but love isn’t in the cards for me. Until one night, one fateful evening—I fell and fell quick. The love that consumes me for Dominic Torano is epic, one of storybook fairy tales. That is until he asks for the one thing I’m unwilling to give him. It had been a decision I’d made, well before we’d met, and as much as I want, I can’t change, even if it is for the man I love with my whole heart.

Dominic

I’m just a guy in love with a woman who evokes a sense of serenity in my life. It’s a beautiful love story, mine and hers. Until she tells me she’s unable to give me the one thing I’ve dreamt of my entire life—my own family. Do I walk away, stating we’re not compatible, or do I choose a woman over my future children, children I’ve yet to meet?

This is a standalone novel in the all-new Beautifully Broken Love series.


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SINGLE DAD

Being a single dad while managing one of the biggest businesses in New Orleans keeps me very busy. I spend my free time with my daughter, Bella—reading to her, styling her hair, or choosing nail polishes appropriate for an eight-year-old.

But I’m okay with that because she is my whole world.

After my divorce, I made myself a promise: I wouldn’t date until Bella was older. Then all my good intentions go up in smoke when I hire our newest chef for the flagship restaurant in the French Quarter. Scarlett Jones is unlike any woman I’d ever met. She’s smart and beautiful and I can’t get enough of her.

For more reasons than one, I need to keep my distance. So when I begin flirting… surprising her with beignets and coffee at break time, then king cake after hours, I know I’ve gone too far. And when I join Scarlett on a ridiculous haunted tour of the city, I’m certain I’ve lost my mind. She’s become my addiction. I want to explore those curves, find out her deepest desires—and make them come true.

But it’s when she offers to teach my daughter how to bake, I know I’m in wayyyyy over my head. When the three of us are together, I get a glimpse of the family we could be.

The question is, are we both ready to put our fears behind us?

And to think, it all started with a little flirt.

This is a standalone novel.


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WHAT IF + MISSED CHANCES

Have you ever wanted to change the past and discover the result of choices not taken? 

Despite living firmly in her comfort zone, Frankie McKenzie feels unsettled. She can’t help feeling something’s missing. Is it a home to call her own? Travel? A more rewarding job? A relationship? Before she can work it out, she dies in a freak kebab-related accident after what she sees as yet another dud of a first date.

But life isn’t over for Frankie. Instead, she is miraculously offered a second chance: Frankie can revisit key moments from her past to see if different choices will lead her to the fulfilling life she’s always dreamt of.

And there are so many opportunities! Should she decide to languidly lounge by warm Mexican waters with sexy Raphael? Or say yes to the proposal of earnestly reliable university-sweetheart Toby? Perhaps a worry-free gilded cage with Callum is the solution! Or what about that high-powered media career she thought that she wanted?

Soon, Frankie will see what her life would have been if only she’d caught that one-way flight, accepted the marriage proposal, or attended the intimidating job interview. Will she finally find her Mr. Right? Or discover she already had? Which way should she turn? And over and over she asks herself the question…

What would she change if she could begin again?

This is a standalone novel.


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FAKE ENGAGEMENT + GRUMPY/SUNSHINE + FORCED PROXIMITY 

One day, I was chugging along at life as a wedding planner. The next, I’m a confidential informant and fake engaged to the grumpiest DEA agent on earth.

Hit the brakes. Let’s back up.

You know those sappy made-for-TV movies where the leading lady gets the unsuspecting knock on the door and is the beneficiary of a massive inheritance?

That’s me. I’m that heroine.

My name is Goldie Carter, and inheriting The Pink—one of the most historic and grandest estates in Miami—would be a dream come true for any gal, but especially me.

I’m a true romantic. I believe in soul-wrenching love so deep, to have it ripped away would physically hurt.

But I’m still waiting for my prince charming.

And life isn’t so golden at the moment.

Money, greed, and cartels have a way of forcing love to the backburner when a surprise half-brother rears his ugly head.

Enter Kingston Jennings, Special Agent for the DEA—and quite possibly the crankiest man I’ve ever met.

That’s how I got to where I am right now.

Fake engaged.

And falling in love.

Little did I know, I don’t need a prince charming.

I need a King.

This is the third book in The Agents series of standalone novels with interconnected characters.

Series reading order: Possession | Tapped | Exposed | Illicit (Sep 2024)


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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.

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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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An all-new small town, second chance, sports romance is coming in May 2024 from Brittainy Cherry, and we have the cover.

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