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Review: Merely A Marriage by Jo Beverley

Merely A Marriage by Jo Beverley
Release Date:  May 30, 2017
Publisher:  Berkley
Pages:  380
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

As England mourns the death of Princess Charlotte, Lady Ariana Boxstall has another succession in mind. Her brother, Norris, is a strapping young man, but he’s also happily unmarried and childless. Norris agrees to take a wife on one condition: that Ariana take a husband first. Although she realizes she risks a lifetime in a loveless marriage, for the sake of her family, Ariana accepts his challenge.

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Review: Always My Baby by Martha Kennerson

Always My Baby by Martha Kennerson
Series:  The Kingsleys of Texas (# 1)
Release Date:  May 1, 2017
Publisher: Harlequin Kimani Romance
Pages:  224
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

The sweetest surprise…  

Ambitious environmental attorney China Edwards pursues every goal with drive and dedication. Having a baby is no different. No husband? No problem—she’ll find the perfect donor. Then one spontaneous passionate night with bachelor executive Alexander Kingsley leaves these two longtime friends with an unanticipated benefit, and throws China’s future plans into turmoil.

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Review: When the Grits Hit the Fan by Maddie Day

When the Grits Hit the Fan by Maddie Day
Series:  A Country Store Mystery (# 3)
Release Date:  March 28, 2017
Publisher:  Kensington
Pages: 301
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

Despite the bitter winter in South Lick, Indiana, business is still hot at Robbie Jordan’s restaurant. But when another murder rattles the small town, can Robbie defrost the motives of a cold-blooded killer?

Before she started hosting dinners for Indiana University’s Sociology Department at Pans ‘N Pancakes, Robbie never imagined scholarly meetings could be so hostile.

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Review: Serenity Harbor by RaeAnne Thayne

Serenity Harbor by RaeAnne Thayne
Series:  Haven Point Series (# 6)
Release Date:  June 27, 2017
Publisher:  Harlequin Books
Pages:  384 pages
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

Computer-tech millionaire Bowie Callahan is about the last person that schoolteacher Katrina Bailey wants to work for. As far as she can see, he’s arrogant, entitled and not up to the task of caring for his young half brother, Milo. But Kat is, especially if it brings her closer to her goal of adopting an orphaned little girl.

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Review: The Darkest Promise by Gena Showalter

The Darkest Promise by Gena Showalter
Series: Lords of the Underworld (# 13)
Release Date: June 13, 2017
Publisher: HQN
Pages: 432
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

Possessed by the demon of Misery, Cameo isn’t allowed to experience joy. If she dares, her memory is wiped clean. With no other recourse, she sneaks into a land more fantastical than any fairy tale, determined to find the one man with the key to her redemption.

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Review: Two Suitors for Anna by Molly Jebber

Two Suitors for Anna by Molly Jebber
Series: A Keepsake Pocket Quilt (# 3)
Release Date: January 31, 2017
Publisher: Zebra
Pages: 288
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

Anna Plank moved to Ohio with her widowed mother and two sisters.  She tells herself that as soon as Noah Schwartz, the love of her life, proposes, they will start their new chapter here in Ohio.  Noah has other plans, and tells her he wants to travel and live in the other communities.

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Review: Oysters and Pearls: Collected Stories by Mitzi Szereto

Oysters and Pearls: Collected Stories by Mitzi Szereto
Release Date: November 4, 2016
Publisher: Midnight Rain Publishing
Pages: 168
Source: Book provided by the author for review

 

 

Acclaimed author Mitzi Szereto explores the many complexities of desire, love and lust in this rich and varied “best of” collection of erotically charged short stories.

In these 17 provocative and often witty offerings, Mitzi Szereto travels expertly between genres with tales that explore both the light and the dark sides of sexuality.

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Review: True Bond by Bella Johnson

True Bond by Bella Johnson
Series: Heart of Hunters (# 0.5)
Release Date: October 3, 2015
Publisher: self published
Pages: 58
Source: book provided by the author for review
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James Dray lives a privileged life, being the alpha-blood of his Elite family, nothing touches a Lycan of his caliber. Until he meets Kara Heart, a lower class Demon Hunter who is his True Bond. From the moment they meet, his instinctual need to have Kara has him in a battle between social modesty and desire… but it’s his choices that will determine both their happiness.

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Review: Apprentice in Death by JD Robb

Apprentice in Death by JD Robb
Series: In Death (# 43)
Release Date: September 6, 2016
Publisher: Berkley
Pages: 382
Source: book provided by the publisher for review
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Nature versus nurture…
 
The shots came quickly, silently, and with deadly accuracy. Within seconds, three people were dead at Central Park’s ice-skating rink. The victims: a talented young skater, a doctor, and a teacher. As random as random can be.

Eve Dallas has seen a lot of killers during her time with the NYPSD but never one like this.

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Review: Empty Places by S.A. Laybourn

Empty Places by S.A. Laybourn
Release Date: October 4, 2016
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing
Pages: 194
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

Ellie Freeman, a low-level Federal employee, is stuck in a dead-end desert town that no longer feels like home. What makes things worse is the threatening phone calls she’s been getting. When Duncan Harris, a British journalist, stops by to interview her for a series he’s writing, Ellie feels something close to hope that there’s still something good to be salvaged from her life.