Mackenzie’s Moon: A Boy’s Search for Home by Noah James Adams

When orphaned sixteen-year-old Mackenzie Hunter is unfairly arrested for felony assault on a police officer, he learns his lawyer uncle is conspiring with a corrupt prosecutor to lock him away in juvie prison for two years. That’s when Mackenzie does what he’s dreamed of doing ever since his mom died seven years ago. He buys a one-way bus ticket from Buffalo to the coast of South Carolina. He’s finally going to see the Bergeron Bay Resort, the magical paradise where his parents met, worked, and fell in love the summer before he was born. He hopes to get a job there, and maybe he’ll even find a way to track down his dad’s family.Mackenzie’s long trip turns out to be anything but boring. He meets a young minister who insists on helping him, surprises three muggers with his martial arts skills, stays just ahead of the cops chasing him, spends an educational sleepover with a sexy cougar, and joins forces with a naturist nightclub entertainer who’s running from his own problems.When Mackenzie finds a job and a home, he thinks things can’t get much better but then he meets Dani, the sexy Southern girl who is make-me-forget-my-own-name pretty. The kind of girl men fought wars over in ancient times. Mackenzie is convinced he’d fight an armed swat team just to hold her in his arms, and although he knows it’s a longshot, he prays she’ll give him a chance.For the first time in seven years, Mackenzie is happy, but he can’t afford to be careless. He has to avoid cops because if they run a check on him, they’ll find out he’s a runaway with a warrant out for his arrest. As hard as he tries to avoid trouble, it still finds him in the form of a life and death situation. When he makes a desperate attempt to save a friend, he knows it will cost him his freedom and the new life he’s come to love.

Author: Noah James Adams

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

These Our Noble Sons: An American Story by Thomas Oliver

These Our Noble Sons, a novel about childhood friendships and selfless sacrifice, features two of Oliver’s most memorable characters; delicate and reserved Robert Debruijn, who dreams of one day becoming a physician like his father; and Patrick Bennett, a popular and outspoken all-American teenage athlete. Within the historic confines of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Robert and Patrick form an unbreakable bond during their quest to graduate from high school together and eventually get Robert into medical school. But when Robert fails to grow out of his shyness and begins to struggle with his studies, Patrick learns a family secret that brings the boys’ paths to a startling crossroads.Compulsively readable and often fearless in its honesty, These Our Noble Sons is another remarkable example of Oliver’s truly masterful and compassionate storytelling.

Author: Thomas Oliver

Rating: Rating: 4.90 / 5
5 reviews

Very Bad Things ( Briarwood Academy Book 1) by Ilsa Madden-Mills

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Ilsa Madden-MillsAmazon Top 10 Bestseller “One of the top five New Adult romances of 2013.” –A is for Alpha, B is for Book Blog  What happens when the perfect girl makes a very bad list? Born into a life of privilege and secrets, Nora Blakely has everything any nineteen-year-old girl could desire. She’s an accomplished pianist, a Texas beauty queen, and on her way to Princeton after high school. She’s perfect.Or is she? Leaving behind her million-dollar mansion and Jimmy Choos, she becomes a girl hell-bent on pushing the limits with alcohol, drugs, and meaningless sex. Then she meets her soulmate. But he doesn’t want her. When it comes to girls, twenty-five-year-old Leo Tate has one rule: never fall in love. His gym and his brother are all he cares about…until he meets Nora. He resists the pull of their attraction, hung up on their six year age difference. As they struggle to stay away from each other, secrets will be revealed, tempers will flare, and hearts will be broken. Welcome to Briarcrest Academy…where sometimes, the best things in life are Very Bad Things. **Recommended for mature audiences 18+ due to strong language and sexual content. **Also part of the Briarcrest Series: Very Wicked Beginnings (1.5)Very Wicked Things (2)Very Twisted Things (Feb. 2015)  Early Reviews:  “From the writing style to the exquisite formatting, from the captivating storyline to the colourful characters, this book was truly the full package for me.” Natasha is a Book Junkie “Ilsa Madden Mills. Watch this name, people…you will be hearing it a lot…Very Bad Thingssucked me in from the start, and despite my not wanting to read as much NA lately, I fell for this book. It had quality about it that just made it stand out as a little more unique…there was just something special.” Ana from Ana’s Attic  “Very Bad Things is beautiful and heartbreaking…an epic love story.” The Lovely Books “It’s the kind of story you think about for weeks…wishing you could read it all over again for the first time.” Two Crazy Girls with a Passion for Books “Very Bad Things in on my list of top ten reads this year.” Morning After a Good Book “Ilsa Madden-Mills has an exquisite writing style that makes you feel their pain and anguish, their happiness, and their heartaches and fears.” A Lust for Reading “A brilliant debut novel.” Nose Stuck in a Book “If I had to pick one book to recommend to everyone I know, this would be the one.”My Fictional Boyfriend “…it is maddening, passionate, heart-breaking, all-encompassing, and about a million other adjectives.” Sarah Griffin of Books to Breathe and Angie’s Dreamy Reads

Author: Ilsa Madden-Mills

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
751 reviews

Broken At Love (Whitman University Book 1) by Lyla Payne

When a knee injury ends twenty-year-old Quinn Rowlands pro tennis career, hes not only dumped by his hot Russian girlfriend but ordered to attend college by his disinterested billionaire father. A rich kid whos not used to being disappointed by life, Quinn and his sociopathic half-brother Sebastian create a frat house game intended to treat girls how they see themas simple game pieces to be manipulated for their pleasure.College sophomore Emilie Swanson knows Quinns reputationafter all, he did send one of her sorority sisters into therapy earlier in the semesterbut the game and his charm bring them closer together and soon she starts to believe theres more to Quinn than people think.But what if the more is something darker than a game of toying with emotions and breaking hearts?Quinn and Emilie might be falling for each other, but there are secrets hes not ready to telland lifestyle changes hes reluctant to make. She willingly stepped on the court, but if Emilie finds out she started out as nothing as a pawn in Quinn and Sebastians twisted game, she might never forgive him.To his surprise, Quinn finds that he might finally care about someone more than he cares about himself&even if that means letting Emilie walk away for good.

Author: Lyla Payne

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
346 reviews

Mirage: Book 1 (The Destined Series) by Ashley Suzanne and Laura Hidalgo

Mira and Kylee meet Danny and Skylar during freshman orientation, their first week of college. Two sets of best friends embark on a new adventure together, forming life long bonds.
Mira and Danny are looking forward to their future as husband and wife. Everything was going according to plan. That was until tragedy struck them on graduation night leaving three broken people to pick up the pieces.
Skylar has always stood in the background, watching his best friend begin a life with the woman he fell in love with until he can no longer keep a distance.
Right when Mira thinks her life is back on track it spirals out of control. What if everything you thought you knew was nothing more than a mirage?

Author: Ashley Suzanne and Laura Hidalgo

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
294 reviews

The Prince: A Prologue (Masterpiece Duet) by Skye Warren

Penny doesn’t dream about a prince coming to save her from the trailer park. She knows better than that.And the boy she finds hiding in the woods out back is too wild and dangerous to trust. But he may be her only chance at survival.From New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren comes an emotional new spin-off series. THE PRINCE is a 13,000-word prologue to the new Masterpiece duet.

Author: Skye Warren

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
245 reviews

What’s Left of Me: (What’s Left of Me #1) by Amanda Maxlyn

An International and Amazon top 50 bestselling novel.

“I absolutely fell in love with What’s Left of Me by Amanda Maxlyn. With an uncanny ability to weave an intensely emotional story into a sexy romance, Maxlyn is a debut author you do not want to miss.” – AL Jackson, NYT and USA Today Best Selling Author

Life works in mysterious ways…

Four years ago I became known as the girl with cancer.

I refuse to cry. And I refuse to give in.

A relationship with a man is the last thing I’m looking for right now, but one night with Parker changes everything. He is persistent, and he knows what he wants.

Me.

He doesn’t treat me like I’m fragile. But he doesn’t know, and I’m not ready to tell him.

What if it changes everything?

Tragedy found me when I was seventeen. Love found me when I was twenty-one.

My name is Aundrea McCall, and this is my journey.

**What’s Left of Me is book one in a powerful, emotional, and steamy love story.**

Author: Amanda Maxlyn

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
893 reviews

Betrayal (Infidelity Book 1) by Aleatha Romig and Book Covers By Design

One week. No future. No past. No more.Alexandria Collins has one week to live carefree—no ghosts of her past or pressures of her future haunting her. Reinventing herself as “Charli,” she is knocked off her feet by a sexy, mysterious man who brings her pleasure like she never imagined. With her heart at stake, she forgets that decisions made in the dark of night reappear in the bright light of day. “Some of my tastes are unique. They aren’t for everyone. I understand that.” Lennox “Nox” Demetri is wealthy, confident, and decisive–he knows what he wants. From the first time he sees Charli at an exclusive resort, he knows he wants her. Although he is usually the one to make the rules, together they agree on one: One week. No more.When betrayal comes from those closest to Alexandria, she must decide how far she is willing to go to survive. Choices are not always easy, especially when they involve the heart, body, and soul. After all, Infidelity is a business, and some rules are meant to be broken.”Is it really cheating if you’re doing it to yourself?”From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes a sexy, new dominant hero who knows what he wants, and a strong-willed heroine who has plans of her own. With classic Aleatha Romig twists, turns, deceptions, and devotions, this new epic contemporary romance will have readers swooning one minute and screaming the next. Have you been Aleatha’d? BETRAYAL is a full-length novel and the first of five in the INFIDELITY series.This series isn’t about cheating.

Author: Aleatha Romig and Book Covers By Design

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
905 reviews

After Math: Off the Subject #1 by Denise Grover Swank

USA TODAY Bestseller

Scarlett Goodwin’s world is divided into Before and After.

Before she agreed to tutor Tucker Price, college junior Scarlett was introvert, struggling with her social anxiety disorder and determined to not end up living in a trailer park like her mother and her younger sister. A mathematics major, she goes to her classes, to her job in the tutoring lab, and then hides in the apartment she shares with her friend, Caroline.

After junior Tucker Price, Southern University’s star soccer player enters the equation, her carefully plotted life is thrown off its axis. Tucker’s failing his required College Algebra class. With his eligibility is at risk, the university chancellor dangles an expensive piece of computer software for the math department if Scarlett agrees to privately tutor him. Tucker’s bad boy, womanizer reputation makes Scarlett wary of any contact, let alone spending several hours a week in close proximity.

But from her first encounter, she realizes Tucker isn’t the person everyone else sees. He carries a mountain of secrets which she suspects hold the reason to his self-destructive behavior. But the deeper she delves into the cause of his pain, the deeper she gets sucked into his chaos. Will Scarlett find the happiness she’s looking for, or will she be caught in Tucker’s aftermath?

REDESIGNED (Off the Subject #2) Caroline’s story coming late May

Author: Denise Grover Swank

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
487 reviews