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There’s something downright breathtaking about a Kate Canterbary novel and the way her characters pull you in straightaway with the sheer freshness and candour of their quirks and wit. But it’s the way she then breaks them wide open, tenderly, carefully, that has you hooked on her every word. Two perfect strangers meet at a wedding—he’s the best man, she’s not even supposed to be there—thinking one unforgettable night of passion would be all they’d ever have. But when their paths cross again, their new working relationship throws a wrench in any desire they might have of pursuing a romantic connection. Canterbary takes the familiar workplace romance trope and turns it on its head in this heartwarming, fun, thoughtful story about finding the courage to believe in love, and it just so happens to be one of my favourite reads of the year.

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A young woman stricken by grief after the gruesome murder of her beloved mother moves into a secluded cabin by the lake, looking for peace and quiet, only to discover that she is not only sharing the lake with a rowdy neighbour, but the lake is also believed to be haunted by lovers who were murdered there almost two decades before. We return to Misted Pines with yet another intricately plotted, beautifully paced, spine-tingling whodunit with a beautiful love story (or three) at its core. This gripping tale about long-buried secrets, family bonds, and unexpected twists had me guessing until the very end.

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The majestic landscapes of the Scottish Highlands have been stirring the hearts of romantics for countless centuries, and Samantha Young’s aptly named series continues to echo the romantic allure of its idyllic setting with yet another unputdownable love story, this time of the marriage-of-convenience kind. She pairs a pragmatic, self-reliant Scottish farmer with the rebellious younger daughter of a Hollywood power couple, in this slow-burning, friends to lovers romance that hits all the right emotional beats. An absolute must-read!

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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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NBJ WEEKLY RECAP

New & Upcoming Releases; Bookish News; Latest Top Recommendations

2 July, 2024

NEW RELEASES

SINGLE MUM + NEIGHBOURS TO LOVERS + SMALL TOWN

I should have known I’d be playing with fire when I found the sexy as hell woman moving in next door…

It was pouring rain, so I figured the neighborly thing to do would be to lend a hand.

I nearly dropped to my knees when I realized who she was.

Hailey Wagner.

It’s been six years since I’ve seen her, and she’s always been the one person on earth who is off limits.

My past sins I’ve kept like an ugly secret made sure of that.

Too bad this single mom with the soulful eyes still makes my pulse speed the way it did back then, and I soon find our chemistry is just as strong.

When I find her ex threatening her, I insist on staying with Hailey and her little girl until I’m sure they’re safe.

I thought I could handle being under her roof. Only the tension between us strains, and with one forbidden kiss, all restraint is lost. We collide in a lightning bolt of greed, the two of us locked behind her door night after night.

Falling so hard I know there will be no coming back from it.

But being with Hailey exposes the past I’ve been trying to hide, and I’ll do anything to protect her from it. Because if I don’t? We’re both going to pay the consequences…

This is the fourth book in the Time River series of standalone novels with interconnected characters.

Series recommended reading order: Love Me Today | Don’t Forget Me Tomorrow | Claim Me Forever | Hold Me Until Morning


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

SECOND CHANCES + ENEMIES TO LOVERS + SMALL TOWN

Coming home and finding out my ex is my new roommate is a nightmare…especially when I’ve been pretending to hate her for years.

Harper Davidson has been ingrained on my heart since we were kids, and now she’s tattooed on my skin. But she’ll never know about either. Not when she’s better off thinking we’re enemies.

Having her in my space every day and sharing a wall with her every night is a challenge I never saw coming. A challenge I’m not sure I’m up to.

Especially when our daytime games turn into nighttime dares, pushing each other to the breaking point until our neighbors know exactly who’s making her scream.

As lines blur and feelings deepen, we begin teetering on the edge of something more. And it’s becoming harder to pretend that this is nothing—that she is nothing.

Because this second chance is starting to feel like a last chance.

It’s always been her for me, but I’m broken beyond repair and don’t know how to be the man she needs. These demons in my closet are never silent, and I’ll do anything to keep them from dragging her down with me.

Even if that means letting her go again.

This is the sixth book in the Starlight Cove series of standalone novels with interconnected characters.

Series recommended reading order: Defiant Heart | Protective Heart | Fearless Heart | Reckless Heart | Possessive Heart | Rebel Heart


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

BEST FRIENDS TO LOVERS + FAKE MARRIAGE + FORCED PROXIMITY + SMALL TOWN

It’s the classic story— best friends since childhood agree to a fake marriage, thinking they can pretend to love each other without their relationship changing.

Jude would do anything for me. He’s stood by my side since we were six, and I’ve done the same for him.

When my father dies, leaving our family farm drowning in debt and on the brink of being auctioned, I’m not surprised Jude steps in to help. I just never dreamed he’d fall to bended knee and devise a plan for us to fool everyone into thinking there’s more than a lifelong friendship between us.

Soon, I’m moving into his house, we’re planning a wedding on his family’s ranch, and we discover a new side to our relationship. I keep reminding myself it’s not real—it’s only to secure a loan to save the farm.

I’ve secretly loved Jude all my life, and now that I know how good we are together, I’m not sure we can return to being just friends.

This is a standalone novel in the Plain Daisy Ranch series.

Series recommended reading order: The One I Left Behind | The One I Stood Beside | The One I Didn’t See Coming (Sep 2024)


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BEST FRIEND’S OLDER BROTHER + FAKE RELATIONSHIP

Starting fresh is the only way Phoebe can escape a life of crime, but her best friend’s older brother complicates honest dreams…

Phoebe Graves grew up in a family where deception and seduction are as commonplace as breathing. The Graves and her best friend Hailey’s family have been on the run their whole lives, but after a high-stakes con job goes south, Phoebe and Hailey decide to run away and start over. The small Connecticut town they settle in seems too good to be true.

The biggest flaw in their plan is Hailey’s frustratingly handsome brother, Rocky, who insists on coming with them. Living honestly isn’t in his DNA, and his past with Phoebe is downright messy. He’s everything she wants, but nothing she can have.

Phoebe worries that Rocky will tempt them back into their old ways, where lying is second nature.  She doesn’t want Rocky to mess up the new life she’s begun for herself. The longer she stays in town, the more she realizes what it means to have a reputation—and what a normal life with the man she loves could look like.

This is a standalone novel in the all-new Webs We Weave series.


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RUNAWAY BRIDE

He thinks I’m a runaway bride.
What he doesn’t know is that I’m also a runaway celebrity.

Two hours before I’m supposed to say “I do,” I run.
Right into the arms of Ethan Black.
He finds me in a cloud of white lace and sheer panic, stranded in the middle of a Manhattan traffic jam.
My savior in a suit.
He doesn’t care about my last name, my fame, or the scandal brewing in my wake.
All he sees is me.
And for the first time, I dare to believe in the possibility of a different future.
But freedom comes at a price.
Falling for Ethan might be the most reckless thing I’ve ever done.
It might cost me everything.

This is a standalone novel in the Only Yours series.

Series recommended reading order: Accidentally, Scandalously Yours | Yours Actually | Recklessly, Wildly Yours


Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

CELEBRITY ROMANCE

Falling in love with a guy like this is easy. Finally meeting him is a different story…

Olive O’Brien is a plus-size influencer with half a million followers and big dreams. And she’s feeling the pressure to stand out while staying true to herself. To cope, Olive finds solace in an unexpected place: the DMs of Jasper Rafferty, the world’s hottest movie star, where she feels safe to share her hopes, fears, and secrets because it’s not like he’ll read them. Until he does. Kind of.

Career-wise, Jasper’s younger brother, Jude, is in free fall. After an interview gone wrong, Jude now has the thankless job of managing his brother’s social media accounts to help reboot his own image. Olive’s messages are unexpected, and her wit and vulnerability catch his interest. How can “Jasper” not respond? And how long can Jude keep up the ruse?

As the DMs get flirtier and more personal, the bigger question is what’ll happen when Olive finds out she’s fallen for a fraud. It might not be what either of them expects.

This is a standalone novel.


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

ENEMIES TO LOVERS + SECOND CHANCES + WHAT IF

This is not how Liv wanted to see Jake Glasswell for the first time in ten years. Once her high school rival and the prom date who humiliated her, now a successful TV personality, he’s more attractive than he has any right to be. And he’s her Lyft passenger.

Since the prom night kiss that never was, Liv’s life has not gone to plan. She deferred Julliard to be with her mom during a crisis, and now swears she’s happy as a recently furloughed drama teacher going on no-strings dates. This weekend she’s maid of honor to her best friend, Masha, and, of course, Jake is the best man. But when Liv glares into Jake’s eyes as Masha says, “I do,” the universe turns on its axis and Liv is suddenly living a version of her life where prom night was the beginning of her and Jake, not the end, and it turns out he’s the love of her life. The catch? Her mom and Masha hate her now. What’s in a kiss? Maybe everything.

This is a standalone novel.


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

FORCED PROXIMITY + SECOND CHANCES + CELEBRITY ROMANCE

A rising movie star reunites with his high school prom date, now a personal stylist…

This has to be a joke. Stylist Marley Kamal has waited years for the chance to be a private shopper for a major celebrity. But finding out that her first big client is the guy she went to prom with—and slept with and was promptly ghosted by—seems like the universe is mocking her. Because Nikhil Shamdasani is back, about to star in a major movie, and is more drop-dead hot than ever . . . at the worst possible time.

Marley’s only weeks away from an elective double mastectomy and breast reconstruction that’s supposed to save her life. But this surgery is going to change things in more ways than she can possibly imagine. For one, Nik is so eager to have her as his stylist, he’s offered to stay in her home and take care of her while she recovers. Now Marley is about to learn that as the door to her old life closes, something—or rather someone—else will enter . . . if she’s ready to let him in.

This is a standalone novel.


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

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There’s something downright breathtaking about a Kate Canterbary novel and the way her characters pull you in straightaway with the sheer freshness and candour of their quirks and wit. But it’s the way she then breaks them wide open, tenderly, carefully, that has you hooked on her every word. Two perfect strangers meet at a wedding—he’s the best man, she’s not even supposed to be there—thinking one unforgettable night of passion would be all they’d ever have. But when their paths cross again, their new working relationship throws a wrench in any desire they might have of pursuing a romantic connection. Canterbary takes the familiar workplace romance trope and turns it on its head in this heartwarming, fun, thoughtful story about finding the courage to believe in love, and it just so happens to be one of my favourite reads of the year.

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A young woman stricken by grief after the gruesome murder of her beloved mother moves into a secluded cabin by the lake, looking for peace and quiet, only to discover that she is not only sharing the lake with a rowdy neighbour, but the lake is also believed to be haunted by lovers who were murdered there almost two decades before. We return to Misted Pines with yet another intricately plotted, beautifully paced, spine-tingling whodunit with a beautiful love story (or three) at its core. This gripping tale about long-buried secrets, family bonds, and unexpected twists had me guessing until the very end.

Read More...

The majestic landscapes of the Scottish Highlands have been stirring the hearts of romantics for countless centuries, and Samantha Young’s aptly named series continues to echo the romantic allure of its idyllic setting with yet another unputdownable love story, this time of the marriage-of-convenience kind. She pairs a pragmatic, self-reliant Scottish farmer with the rebellious younger daughter of a Hollywood power couple, in this slow-burning, friends to lovers romance that hits all the right emotional beats. An absolute must-read!

Read More...

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.

Read More...

Bookish News

A brand new fake dating, grumpy/sunshine romance—but add donuts and a $175-million-dollar winning lottery ticket—is coming from Denise Williams in March 2025, and we have the gorgeous cover.

Read More...

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