May 262016
 

Deception Island by Brynn Kelly
Release Date: May 31, 2016
Publisher: HQN
Pages: 336
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

A stolen boy.  A haunted soldier.  A cornered con woman… 

Rafe Angelito thought he was done with the demons from his past—until his son is kidnapped. Blackmailed into abducting an American heiress, the legionnaire soon finds himself trapped in paradise with a fiery, daring beauty who’s nothing he expects…and everything he desires. But when he uncovers her own dark secret, Rafe realizes he’s made a critical mistake—one that could cost him everything.

Playing body double for a spoiled socialite was supposed to be Holly Ryan’s ticket to freedom. But when she’s snatched off her yacht by a tall, dark and dangerous stranger, the not-quite-reformed con artist will make a desperate play to turn her captor from enemy to ally, by any means necessary.

Yet as scorching days melt into sultry nights, Holly is drawn to the mysterious capitaine, with his unexpected sense of honor and his searing touch. When they’re double-crossed, they’ll have to risk trusting each other in ways they never imagined…because in this deadly game of deception, it’s their lives—and hearts—on the line.

 

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May 242016
 

The Bad Boy’s Baby by Cindi Madsen
Series: Hope Springs (# 3)
Release Date:  May 16, 2016
Publisher: Entangled: Bliss
Pages: 260
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

There are certain words that have always described Cam Brantley: Town bad boy. Soldier. Protector. But never, ever dad. Until he returns home from his latest military tour to discover the girl he had one smoking-hot night with is now mom to the adorable two-year-old Zoey. Who has his eyes.

Plenty of words could describe Emma Walker these days. Mom, dutiful granddaughter, budding designer, the town’s golden child. But when her longtime crush Cam Brantley comes back to town, she knows the perfect word to describe herself: screwed.

Cam and Emma are both shocked to discover he truly wants Zoey in his life. But Cam’s not sure he’s ready to be a dad, and Emma can’t gamble her daughter on maybes. As the long-simmering heat between Cam and Emma reaches a boiling point, he’ll have to work past his demons in order to be the man both girls need.

 

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May 232016
 

Phantom Riders MC: Hawk by Tory Richards
Series: Phantom Riders MC
Release Date: March 15, 2016
Publisher:  self published
Pages:  326
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

Ultimate betrayal leaves Hawk, the president of an outlaw motorcycle club, distrustful and hating women. He only wants them for one thing now, and once he’s satisfied his animal urges, he casts them aside without a second thought. But then Audra shows up, threatening his club and his way of life, and Hawk has to decide to turn the sexy, pint-sized package of trouble loose, or claim her for his own.

 

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May 192016
 

Catharsis by K.A. Turner
Release Date: December 21, 2013
Publisher: self published
Pages: 396
Source: Book provided by the author for review

 

 

Rose petals fall far from the grave….. Sarah MacIlvy has been avoiding the intrigues of Indigo Point for a decade, keeping it and her troubled past away from her daughter. Now her Aunt Clara has passed away and she must return to claim a surprise inheritance and confront everything and everyone she ran away from; her lost love Tom, his overbearing father Edward, and a town full of the suspicious and senile. Yet no funeral would be complete without a murder, and she soon finds herself embroiled in a mystery that threatens to take away her independence, her family, her very life. Sometimes for catharsis you have to face your fears. Sometimes you have to burn them to the ground….

 

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May 182016
 

Molly’s Misadventures by D.E. Haggerty
Release Date: January 11, 2016
Publisher: self published
Pages: 225
Source: Book provided by the author for review

 

 

I’m having the suckiest day ever. First, my father, aka Mr. Grumpy Pants, calls to say his nurse just walked out on him. Likely story. I rush home to pack, only to walk in on my husband getting it on with his younger, skanky secretary. Unfortunately, my quick weekend trip home to fix Dad’s problems turns into a stay of a few weeks. Luckily, I’ve got Danny, the neighbor boy I’ve had a crush on since I was a dorky, braces-wearing, nose-buried-in-a-book teenager, and a brand-spanking new blog to keep my mind off things. Before I know it, I’m writing product reviews of vibrators and getting questioned by a store rent-a-cop at the world’s worst date ever. All while trying to figure out how to take things with Danny to the next level. Not to complicate things or anything, but my boss decides to give me an ultimatum—come back in four weeks or don’t come back at all. How in the world did my life get so complicated?

 

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May 172016
 

Unbreak Me by Julieanne Lynch
Release Date: May 31, 2016
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing
Pages: 235
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

Molly Rice just wants to go through life unnoticed. To work hard, buy a little house and perhaps settle down some day. Everything else she can do without.

Connor Ellison, the son of the hard-nosed CEO of Ellison Enterprises, finds it hard to ignore the pretty, doe-eyed girl who one day accidentally walks into his life. Completely bowled over by her beautiful nature, Connor embarks on a whirlwind mission to make Molly his.

Molly soon finds herself lost in a billionaire’s paradise, but she isn’t easily persuaded. In one year, everything changes. When feelings get involved, there’s so much more at play.

Can Molly and Connor overcome the many hurdles pitted against them? Do they have the strength to unbreak each other’s hearts?

 

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May 162016
 

Every Bride Has Her Day by Lynnette Austin
Series: Magnolia Brides (# 2)
Release Date: May 3, 2016
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Pages: 416
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

Can love revive a wilting heart?

Cricket O’Malley can’t wait to plant roots back home in Georgia, where she’s returned to restore an abandoned flower shop to its former glory. The only blemish? Her neighbor’s house is even more neglected than her old flower shop, and its occupant seems as surly as he is darkly handsome.

Devastated body and soul after a tough case went south, New York City detective Sam DeLuca thought he’d have no trouble finding solitude in the quiet Georgia town of Misty Bottoms, but his bubbly neighbor seems determined to shine happiness into Sam’s life. Sam is equally determined to close himself off, but his heart says otherwise…

 

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May 162016
 

Honolulu Hottie by Terry Ambrose
Series: Trouble in Paradise (# 4)
Release Date: May 17, 2016
Publisher: self published
Pages: 134
Source: Book provided by the author for review

 

 

Apartment manager Wilson McKenna’s day tanks when the cops accuse an old friend of killing a ruthless Honolulu scammer. McKenna hates to break the “no more amateur sleuthing” promise he made to his new girlfriend, but his buddy is desperate. He’s got no alibi. Made threats against the dead man. And, his gun was the murder weapon. Talk about a guy with big trouble.

McKenna turns to his private-investigator tenant, Chance Logan, for help. Too late, McKenna discovers Chance isn’t really a PI. Now, McKenna’s stuck with an investigation he doesn’t want, is mentoring a PI-wannabe, and hiding it all from his girlfriend.

A string of shattered lives—and suspects—lie in the dead man’s wake. Can McKenna and Chance find a cagey killer who’s always one step ahead? Or, will a dead con man ruin another life?

 

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May 142016
 

Wild Man’s Curse by Susannah Sandlin
Series: Wilds of the Bayou (# 1)
Release Date: April 5, 2016
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Pages: 276
Source: books provided by the author for review

 

 

The bones said death was comin’, and the bones never lied.

While on an early morning patrol in the swamps of Whiskey Bayou, Louisiana wildlife agent Gentry Broussard spots a man leaving the home of voodoo priestess Eva Savoie—a man who bears a startling resemblance to his brother, whom Gentry thought he had killed during a drug raid three years earlier. Shaken, the agent enters Eva’s cabin and makes a bloody discovery: the old woman has been brutally murdered.

With no jurisdiction over the case, he’s forced to leave the investigation to the local sheriff, until Eva’s beautiful heir, Celestine, receives a series of gruesome threats. As Gentry’s involvement deepens and more victims turn up, can he untangle the secrets behind Eva’s murder and protect Celestine from the same fate? Or will an old family curse finally have its way?

From award-winning author Susannah Sandlin comes the first book in the Wilds of the Bayou series.

 

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May 132016
 

An Amish Match by Jo Ann Brown
Series: Amish Hearts (# 2)
Release Date: April 19, 2016
Publisher: Steeple Hill Books
Pages: 224
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

Rebekah Burkholder is an Amish widow with a run down farm, a toddler son and a baby on the way.  Joshua Stolzfus is a widower with three children, one of which is a rebelious teen, who needs a mother. Joshua proposes marriage to Rebekah for sensible reasons, rather than true love. As Rebekah begins to fall for her new husband, will he fall for her in return?

 

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