Nov 212014
 

Stillwater Rising by Steena Holmes
Series: Stillwater Bay (# 1)
Release Date: November. 11, 2014
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Pages: 264
Source: Book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

After losing her son in an elementary school shooting that devastates the tight-knit community of Stillwater Bay, Jennifer Crowne finds herself unable to settle back into her role of perfect stay-at-home mom and committee organizer. Meanwhile, her best friend, Mayor Charlotte Stone, struggles to keep the town together, and Charlotte’s husband, the school principal, may not be the hero everyone thinks him to be.

As they try to heal from this irrevocable trauma, Jenn and Charlotte find themselves at a crossroads—within the town and within their friendship. For Jenn, broken and grieving, there is no going back, and she demands that the school be closed so that she can bury the past. Yet Charlotte is equally desperate to hold the town together, fighting the school closure and helping the shooter’s mother regain her place in the community. Jenn and Charlotte’s relationship is put to the ultimate test as each weighs her own interests against the bonds of their friendship.

 

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Nov 212014
 

What If by Rebecca Donovan
Release Date: September 16, 2014
Publisher: Forever
Pages: 352
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review
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What if you had a second chance to meet someone for the first time?
Cal Logan is shocked to see Nicole Bentley sitting across from him at a coffee shop thousands of miles from their hometown. After all, no one has seen or heard from her since they graduated over a year ago.

Except this girl isn’t Nicole.

She looks exactly like Cal’s shy childhood crush, but her name is Nyelle Preston and she has no idea who he is. This girl is impulsive and daring, her passion for life infectious. The complete opposite of Nicole. Cal finds himself utterly fascinated-and falling hard. But Nyelle is also extremely secretive. And the closer he comes to finding out what she’s hiding, the less he wants to know.

When the secrets from the past and present collide, one thing becomes clear: Nothing is what it seems.

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Nov 202014
 

Full Blaze by M. L Buchman
Series: Fire Hawks (# 3)
Release Date: December 2, 2014
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Pages: 384
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review
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Fire Air Attack Pilot Jeannie is damn good at flying and fearless when it comes to fighting fires. But she needs former CIA agent Chris Jackson’s crazy ideas and out-of-the-box thinking when they’re paired on a mission to stop the Indonesian Army from using a wildfire as cover to annex East Timor. They’ll use the fire itself to protect the sovereignty of the nation and drive Indonesia back to its border.

 

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Nov 182014
 

Made For You by Lauren Layne
Series:  The Best Mistake (# 2)
Release Date:  October 28, 2014
Publisher: Forever Romance
Pages: 320
Source: book provided by NetGalley for preview

 

 

Some mistakes are worth making…

Lauren Layne’s Best Mistake series continues with MADE FOR YOU.

When the Wrong Guy is Oh-So-Right

Will Thatcher is exactly the type of sexy playboy good girls like Brynn have always avoided. And yet there was still something about him she just couldn’t resist. When Will moved across the country three years ago, Brynn vowed it was time to put him behind her. She never thought Will might have other plans . . .

Back in town, Will intends to get what he’s always wanted-gorgeous, unforgettable Brynn. For years, he tormented the untouchable ice princess in a desperate bid for her attention. Now he has a new plan, and he’ll do anything to rewrite their stormy past. This time, he’s out to show Brynn that the imperfect man might be the best mistake of her life . . .

 

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Nov 172014
 

Full Throttle by Julie Ann Walker
Series: Black Knight Inc (# 7)
Release Date: December 2, 2014
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Pages: 384
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review
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She Needs a Hero…

Abby Thompson didn’t sign up to be the daughter of the President of the United States. The position was forced on her by the small matter of her birth. Preferring a quiet life of study, she’s content to leave the politics and the international intrigue to her father. Unfortunately, the most powerful man on the planet is sure to make enemies. When a group of armed thugs takes her hostage half a world away, demanding the U.S. government release prisoners in exchange for her safe return, she fears her father’s policy of “not negotiating with terrorists” means she’ll never see the shores of the Potomac again. Luckily, there’s one glimmer of hope. His name is Carlos Soto. And though she abruptly ended things with him years ago, she knows now he’s the only man who can save her…

Black Knights, Inc. to the Rescue…

Carlos “Steady” Soto has taken part in his fair share of dangerous missions working at the covert government defense firm of Black Knights Inc. But nothing prepared him for the emotional rollercoaster he faces when he’s tasked with rescuing the only woman he ever loved—who also broke his heart. Racing against time and outmaneuvering a group of trained terrorists will take everything he’s got. Plus there’s the heat simmering between them which is threatening to ignite into an inferno. While ruthless enemies stalk them, they must learn to trust each other again. Even if they do make it out alive, will Abby turn her back on him…for the second time?

 

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Nov 142014
 

Love and Punishment by Susan Mac Nicol
Release Date: August 29, 2014
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group
Pages: 245
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

On the search for a serial killer, Detective Anthony Parglietto and Flynn Parker learn that every man must make a choice: to kill, to live, to love.

FROM DARKNESS
AND LIGHT

Someone is leaving a trail of bodies throughout London, and Detective Anthony Parglietto is determined to end the violence. Then he’ll return to the man he loves.

Tough, street-savvy, and used to dealing with lowlifes, Flynn Parker is the last person Anthony thinks he has to protect. Then the Bow-Tie Killer strikes close to home and the world turns upside down. Right is wrong, black is white, and a policeman might become a monster. But in the name of love, justice must be served. In the name of love, pain can be endured. In the name of love, a man can taste the very essence that defines him.

 

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Nov 142014
 

Glitterland by Alexis Hall
Series: Glitterland (# 1)
Release Date: August 24, 2013
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Pages: 224
Source: Book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

Once the golden boy of the English literary scene, now a clinically depressed writer of pulp crime fiction, Ash Winters has given up on love, hope, happiness, and—most of all—himself. He lives his life between the cycles of his illness, haunted by the ghosts of other people’s expectations.

Then a chance encounter at a stag party throws him into the arms of Essex boy Darian Taylor, an aspiring model who lives in a world of hair gel, fake tans, and fashion shows. By his own admission, Darian isn’t the crispest lettuce in the fridge, but he cooks a mean cottage pie and makes Ash laugh, reminding him of what it’s like to step beyond the boundaries of anxiety.

But Ash has been living in his own shadow for so long that he can’t see past the glitter to the light. Can a man who doesn’t trust himself ever trust in happiness? And how can a man who doesn’t believe in happiness ever fight for his own?

 

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Nov 132014
 

All He Desires by C.C. Gibbs
Series: All or Nothing (# 3)
Release Date: November 4, 2014
Publisher: Forever Romance
Pages: 364
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

Kate knows the irresistible attraction she feels for Dominic Knight could forfeit her chance at happiness, but she’s finding it impossible to stay away…

Knight Takes Queen is the final installment in a trilogy featuring the clever and sensitive Katherine Hart and her indomitable billionaire lover, Dominic Knight.

 

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Nov 122014
 

Night Stars and Mourning Doves by Margo Hoornstra
Series: Dearly Beloved
Release Date: February 22, 2013
Publisher: Wild Rose Press
Pages: 90
Source: book provided by the publisher for review
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Elyse Monroe may be her sister’s maid of honor, but that doesn’t mean she has to follow the bride’s example and fall in love. Battle-scarred and weary from previous relationships, she has no desire to take a chance on another–no matter how many hints her little sister drops about the best man.

Devastating life events have taken a toll on Eric Matthews. After losing his wife and unborn daughter, he’s come home to heal. Serving as best man at his kid brother’s wedding is the only relationship he cares to contemplate–no matter how attractive the maid of honor.

Thrown together again and again by wedding duties, Elyse and Eric reluctantly agree to explore a possible relationship–only to have their casual date turn into a glorious night of passion. Can two hearts, convinced a happily ever after will never happen, recognize love when it finds them?

 

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Nov 112014
 

Sealing the Deal by Sandy James
Series:  The Ladies Who Lunch (# 3)
Release Date:  November 4, 2014
Publisher: Forever Yours
Pages: 300
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

When Bethany Rogers’s sister dies in combat in Afghanistan, Bethany, a teacher and part-time interior decorator, takes in the nine-month-old daughter her sister left behind. As she struggles with the challenges of raising a young child, she gratefully accepts the help of her fellow Ladies Who Lunch as well as Robert Ashford, her longtime friend and boss at Ashford Homes. Robert is great with kids and has always mentioned wanting a family of his own. Beth soon feels more than gratitude toward her handsome helper, and longs to give in to the growing heat and desire brewing between them. But will loving Robert further complicate her already spinning-out-of-control life? And is he drawn to her, or to the idea of a ready-made family? 

 

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