Jun 242016
 

Fudge Brownies & Murder by Janel Gradowski
Series: Culinary Competition (# 4)
Release Date: December 17, 2015
Pages: 191
Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing
Source: book provided by the author for review
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From bestselling mystery author Janel Gradowski comes another deliciously deadly mystery…

Culinary whiz and reluctant amateur sleuth, Amy Ridley, has a lot on her plate. Her very pregnant best friend, Carla, can barely move from her couch per doctor’s orders. So Amy is tasked with preparing meals for the expanding family along with baking endless pans of brownies to quench Carla’s pregnancy cravings. Not only is she playing chef, but she’s also trying to convince the mommy-to-be that she needs to have a baby shower. But when a restaurant owner is murdered at a blogging conference, Amy finds herself in a race to catch the killer before the baby is born.

As Carla’s baby bump gets bigger, so does the list of suspects. While Amy pares down the potential murderers and staves off disgruntled cooking competition rivals, the clock ticks down, the baby’s arrival draws closer, and the danger grows stronger! If Amy doesn’t watch her back, she may be the next member of the competition going down.

 

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Jun 242016
 

Doughnut & Deadly Schemes by Janel Gradowski
Series: Culinary Competition (# 3)
Release Date: May 31, 2015
Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing
Pages: 211
Source: book provided by the author for review
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From bestselling mystery author Janel Gradowski comes a deliciously deadly mystery…

Amy Ridley’s best friend, Carla, is getting married, and Amy is delighted to be recruited as the head wedding planner—even if Carla’s demands are less than conventional. Case in point: Carla insists on a tower of doughnuts in place of a wedding cake. But navigating the world of nuptials becomes the least of Amy’s problems when the owner of a menswear shop is found dead, and Carla’s fiancé is assigned to the case. With the honeymoon in jeopardy, Amy and Carla vow to help track down the killer…but they soon discover there are even more sinister happenings affecting the businesses in downtown Kellerton, Michigan. If Amy doesn’t figure out who is behind the deadly schemes, the nearly newlywed detective may just be solving another murder—hers!

 

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Jun 242016
 

Chicken Soup & Homicide by Janel Gradowski
Series: Culinary Competition (# 2)
Release Date: February 18, 2015
Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing
Pages: 199
Source: book provided by the author for review
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Amy Ridley and her friend, Sophie, have perfected their chicken soup recipe, and the winter-weary residents of Kellerton, Michigan can’t wait to watch them compete against other local chefs in the Chicken Soup Showdown. But the charity event starts out with a bang, literally, when one of the rival chefs falls out of a freezer and onto Amy. If it wasn’t stressful enough for Amy to catch a dead body, the detective in charge of the investigation targets her best friend, Carla, as the chief suspect in the murder.

In order to clear her friend’s name, Amy does her own investigating. The problem is nobody liked the arrogant murdered celebrity chef, and soon her suspect list is longer than the list of ingredients in her secret chicken soup recipe. Can Amy figure out who killed the celebrity chef? Or will Carla be spending the spring in jail?

 

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Jun 222016
 

The Deal With Love by Jamie Wesley
Series: One on One (# 3)
Release Date: June 13, 2016
Publisher: Entangled Lovestruck
Pages: 175
Source: book provided by the publisher for review
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When filmmaker Christian Monroe runs into fiery—and frustrating—Elise Templeton at a party, the night quickly becomes the hottest one-night stand of their lives. But then her boss hires Christian to make a publicity film about Elise, and suddenly they’re in each other’s space. All day. Every day. And things are getting hotter…

Outside the bedroom, the two have nothing in common. Elise is focused solely on becoming the NBA’s first female general manager. And Christian learned long ago that being a work-a-holic—or being with one—is a recipe for disaster.

But the more Elise reveals her deepest desires and fears to Christian—something she’s done for no man, ever—the more Christian wonders how much longer he can keep his hands off the infuriating woman who rocked his world…

 

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Jun 212016
 

The Cowboy Takeover by Alysha Ellis
Release Date: June 28, 2016
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing
Pages: 67
Source: book provided by the publisher for review
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Some things are worth more than money.

Maddie is on her way to Harwood Downs Cattle Station to evict cowboy Kyson Brown from the land he loves. The property’s absentee owner has leased it to an open-cut mining company.

Kyson refuses to give in without a fight, and he enlists surveyor Connor Benton to help save Harwood Downs from environmental destruction.

When Maddie is stranded for a few days, Kyson and Connor show her a world of new experiences, both in bed and on the lush soil of Harwood Downs.

Maddie’s duty to her employer is clear, but how can she give up the best sexual experience of her life?

 

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Jun 202016
 

How Secrets Die by Marta Perry
Series: Watcher in the Dark (# 3)
Release Date: June 28, 2016
Publisher: HQN
Pages:  385
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

A hard-hitting reporter, Kate Beaumont unearths the deepest lies and brings harsh truths to light, but the story that lures her to the gentle town of Laurel Ridge, Pennsylvania, is closer to her heart than anyone knows. The details of her half brother’s sudden death have never made sense. She owes him justice, yet the one man who can help her is the stubborn sheriff she can’t stand.

Protecting his town is Mac Whiting’s top priority. Everything else, including pacifying a beautiful crusader on a mission best left resting in peace, is secondary. But as Kate’s search embeds her in his world and attracts a skilled criminal, she needs Mac’s protection. Drawn together by deadly secrets, they must find a way to trust each other before a killer silences them both.

 

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Jun 172016
 

Wed by Fortune by Judy Duarte
Series:  The Fortunes of Texas: All Fortune’s Children (# 6)
Release Date: May 24, 2016
Publisher: Harlequin Special Edition
Pages: 224
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

You are cordially invited
to witness the courtship
of Graham Fortune Robinson
Sasha-Marie Gibault Smith 

Graham has always thought of Sasha as his “little sister.”
Sasha has always considered the rugged rancher out of her league.
Now that Sasha is all grown up, there is nothing keeping them apart… Except she has a daughter. An ex-husband. And a very noticeable baby bump. And the always proper Graham suddenly finds himself thinking very sexy thoughts about the sweet single mom!
Perhaps Fortune is finally smiling on Graham—in the form of the true love this rich, unencumbered cowboy has always longed for!

 

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Jun 162016
 

What the Heiress Wants by Kristina Knight
Series: Billionaire Cowboys (# 2)
Release Date: May 23, 2016
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Pages: 170
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

Denver publishing heiress Miranda Clayton craves more from life than society parties and shopping sprees, but her tycoon father refuses to take her seriously. Her solution? Beat him at his own game by going to work for his top competitor, Connor Reeves, in Las Vegas.

Connor isn’t fooled by Miranda’s new plan for a second. He knows exactly who she is; what he doesn’t know is why she’s pulling him into her games. After their first meeting, Connor knows what he wants—Miranda in his bed! But the more he’s around his new vice president, the more he wants something deeper than a short-term fling. The question is does the lady want Connor—or his business?

 

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Jun 152016
 

Driven to Temptation by Melia Alexander
Release Date: June 13, 2016
Publisher: Entangled: Lovestruck
Pages: 172
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

Aidan Ross might be an engineering genius, but people skills? Not this soldier’s forte. Thankfully, a trusted friend is accompanying him to a make-or-break tradeshow…but then a bubbly redhead hops into his truck, claiming to be his new road trip buddy. She’s a gorgeous distraction he can’t afford. Or ignore.

Delaney Harper comes from a family of engineers—male engineers. With several impressive projects under her belt, she’s on a mission to prove she can hang with the big boys, too. But cracking the sexy, closed-off CEO is tougher than she expects…and hotter than she could have imagined.

With the tempting woman disrupting his carefully planned schedule, Aidan can’t focus on the road, much less their upcoming presentation. The future of his company is riding on this trip, and if they’re to land a huge account, he has to keep his head—and his heart—in the game…

 

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Jun 142016
 

Omega Rising by Anna Kyle
Series: Wolf King (# 1)
Release Date: June 7, 2016
Publisher: World Weaver Press
Pages: 267
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

Cass Nolan has been forced to avoid the burn of human touch for her whole life, drawing comfort instead from her dreams of a silver wolf—her protector, her friend. When her stalking nightmares return, her imaginary dead sister’s ghost tells her to run, Cass knows she should listen, but the sinfully hot stranger she just hired to work on her ranch has her mind buzzing with possibilities. Not only does her skin accept Nathan’s touch, it demands it. Cass must make a decision—run again and hope she saves the people who have become her family, or stand and fight. Question is, will it be with Nathan or against him?

Nathan Rivers’ life is consumed by his quest to find the Omega wolf responsible for killing his brother, but when the trail leads him to Cass and her merry band of shapeshifters, his wolf wants only to claim her for himself. When evidence begins piling up that Cass is the Omega he’s been seeking, things become complicated—especially since someone else wants her dead. Saving her life might mean sacrificing his own, but it may be worth it to save the woman he can’t keep from reaching for.

 

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