Goodbyes and Second Chances (The Bleu Series Book 1) by T.I. Lowe

From bestselling author of Lulu’s Cafe.
Some mistakes create accidental blessings.
Jillian (Jewels) Whitman lives with her mistakes and tries to move past the biggest one of her life – Dillon Bleu – Rocker and once best friend.
After saying goodbye to the lakeside trailer park of his youth, Dillon sets out to make something of himself only to discover all he needs is his Jewel. After hitting it big in the music industry, Dillon heads back to ask for a second chance.
Only… Nothing is ever as easy as it seems…
A southern tale of rags to riches where a man’s worth is ultimately found in his heart.

Author: T.I. Lowe

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
311 reviews

War and Love by Winter Renshaw

When Jude Warner first walked into my life, he was just some handsome stranger in an expensive suit offering me a quarter for the fountain outside my apartment. A moment later I discovered he was my neighbor, both of us new to the building. Then he was the knight in shining armor who rescued my place from a late-night plumbing fiasco. The prince charming who offered me refuge and ice cream during a storm-fueled power outage. The bona fide saint who volunteered to accompany me to my crazy sister’s wedding back in North Carolina. Falling for him was easy. Finding out who he really was? Devastating. They say when something’s too good to be true, it probably is. I vowed to never forgive him after I learned the truth …… and then he dropped a bombshell on me that changed everything.

Author: Winter Renshaw

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
435 reviews

Rush (The Boys of RDA Book 1) by Megan Matthews

Things are heating up in San Francisco for Aspen Adams this summer.

Fresh out of graduate school, she’s starting the next chapter of her life. In a brand new city, with an amazing apartment and a great new job, everything is under control.

No Problem…right?

All she needs to do is not break any of the ridiculous rules in her lease agreement, help get her best friend through some nasty relationship drama, and stick to her plan…no relationships for at least a year. Easy. Or at least it would be if she could figure out why her heart skips a beat every time she sees her hot new neighbor.

Handsome, funny and always around right when she needs him, the guy next door is like a knight in shining armor. And the tousled hair and sexy glasses don’t hurt either. But while Finn seems like the perfect man, Aspen can’t help but wonder if he’s too good to be true.

When it really counts… can she count on him? Or is Finn using his good guy image to hide the truth?

Rush is a first in a new exciting romantic comedy series with a HEA.
Warning: Rush contains sexually explicit scenes and harsh language. Reader discretion is advised. 18+

Author: Megan Matthews

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
136 reviews

Love Bats Last (The Tavonesi Series Book 1) by Pamela Aares

A stormy night changes their lives forever…

In LOVE BATS LAST, (The Heart of the Game, #1), the baseball diamond isn’t the only field for all-star player Alex Tavonesi; he also runs his family’s prestigious vineyard. What he can’t seem to run is his love life. He’s closing in on the perfect vintage and the perfect game, but so far the perfect woman has eluded him.

Veterinarian Jackie Brandon is eluding her aristocratic past and memories of a soccer star who jilted her just before their wedding. She devotes herself to a marine mammal rescue center on the northern California coast, where hundreds of seals and sea lions are washing up dead.

A chance meeting in a midnight storm brings Alex and Jackie together to rescue a stranded whale. Watching her work, he realizes she’s the passionate, courageous woman he thought he’d never find—he just has to overcome her deep distrust of jocks. Jackie’s passion and courage lead her to discover what’s killing the sea mammals. The culprits want to silence her, and Alex is the only one standing in their way. What will he sacrifice to save the woman he loves?

While each book in The TAVONESI SERIES: HEART OF THE GAME can be read as a standalone, you’ll likely enjoy reading all the books in the series:
Love Bats Last (Book 1, Jackie and Alex)
Thrown By Love (Book 2, Chloe and Scotty)
Fielder’s Choice (Book 3, Matt and Alana)
Love On The Line (Book 4, Cara and Ryan)
Aim for Love (Book 5, Sabrina and Kaz)

PRAISE for LOVE BATS LAST
“Sure to thrill fans of modern romantic fiction. If you love Bella Andre and Susan Elizabeth Phillips, you’ll love the series Heart of the Game!” —EarthLoving Lens

“A new star in the romance world!” —New York Times bestselling author E. Alexander

“My favorite reads are spin-off series by authors like Nora Roberts and I’m happy to find another author I love reading as much.” —Julie Martin Wallace

“I didn’t want to put this book down, but did when reality interrupted. The sizzle between Jackie and Alex and the suspense kept me wanting more.” —Julie, GoodReads.com reader

“Triple Crown, Ms. Aares! This story has so many levels that all weave together beautifully. From the moment readers start tuning the pages, there will be no putting this story down until love bats last! —Julie Caicco, InD’tale Magazine

AUTHOR
PAMELA AARES is an author of contemporary and historical romance novels. Her first book, Jane Austen and the Archangel (Angels Come to Earth, #1) was released in 2012. Midnight Becomes You, (Angels Come to Earth, #2) will release in 2014, along with three more books in the Heart of the Game series, all releasing in 2014.

Before becoming a romance author, Pamela Aares produced and wrote award-winning films and radio shows.

Pamela holds a Master’s Degree from Harvard and lives in the wine country of California with her husband and two curious cats. Her love of nature led to adventures scuba diving the coral reefs of Fiji, exploring the cliffs of Greece, sea kayaking the Rosario Straits and white water rafting the wild and scenic rivers of the west—and romance!
(love story, contemporary romance, alpha heroes, beach reads, sexy romance, bad boys, falling in love, romance sports,new kindle romance)

Author: Pamela Aares

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
229 reviews

Seven Days of Friday (Women of Greece Book 1) by Alex A. King

Seven Days of Friday opens with Days of the Week underwear and closes with a forty-year-old secret that refuses to stay submerged.

Thirty-four-year-old Vivi Tyler is living her nightmare: gay husband, self-harming teenager, melodramatic mother. They’re picking apart her sanity, one stitch at a time. She’s crawling along rock bottom when the arrival of a mysterious package opens a new door to a new country. A desperate Vivi dives headfirst into the quicksand that is Greece—her parents’ birthplace.

But it’s a paradise far from perfect, and instead of the new beginning she covets, Vivi discovers trouble is determined to keep her in its pocket. Soon she’s fighting for her daughter’s life in a Greek hospital, clashing with her Greek relatives, and cobbling together an inadequate cage around her heart, lest she fall for an unavailable man.

Before this story ends, somebody will be dead. And if some people are to be believed, this particular death is a good thing. A blessing, of sorts . . . .

Author: Alex A. King

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
339 reviews

Covenant (Paris Mob Book 1) by Michelle St. James

Danger. Passion. Obsession.Heir to a worthless title, Christophe Marchand knows the only way to build an empire in the twenty-first century is with single-minded focus and cold, hard pragmatism.Which means no distractions.But that’s before he lays eyes on Charlotte Duval.Charlotte Duval is no man’s arm candy.An expert in antique furniture, Charlotte is in Paris to close up her recently deceased father’s antique store. Her plan? Finish the job as quickly as possible, preferably without touching the still-tender wound of their estranged relationship, and return to L.A..And even the enigmatic Christophe Marchand can’t tempt her to stay.Then the discovery of an elaborate ring hidden inside a 16th century writing desk sets off a chain of events that sends her to Christophe for protection. Soon the pair are traveling to Vienna in search of answers to an unsolved theft that once rocked the art world. But when their hunt intersects with an ominous takeover of Christophe’s business, it becomes clear that their common cause will either destroy them — or force them to come to terms with the true price of love.

Author: Michelle St. James

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
90 reviews

A Room of One’s Own (Wisehouse Classics Edition) by Virginia Woolf

ROOM OF ONE’S OWN is an extended essay by Virginia Woolf. First published on 24 October 1929, the essay was based on a series of lectures she delivered at Newnham College and Girton College, two women’s colleges at Cambridge University in October 1928. While this extended essay in fact employs a fictional narrator and narrative to explore women both as writers of and characters in fiction, the manuscript for the delivery of the series of lectures, titled “Women and Fiction,” which was published in Forum March 1929, and hence the essay, are considered non-fiction. The essay is generally seen as a feminist text, and is noted in its argument for both a literal and figurative space for women writers within a literary tradition dominated by men. (more on www.wisehouse-publishing.com)

Author: Virginia Woolf

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
260 reviews

Finding Ever After (Ever After 1) by Stephanie Hoffman McManus

The day she graduated high school, Jaxyn left everything behind to escape. Now, three years later, she’s done running from her past and finally returning home to Boston to face the friends she abandoned without warning and the nightmares that still wake her in the night.

Back in the house that holds all of her childhood memories, from before life showed her that ‘happily ever afters’ don’t come easy, she is unsure of what the future holds. She definitely wasn’t expecting Kyden McCabe, the hot, tattooed and pierced musician she meets her first night back. He’s arrogant, frustrating and completely wrong for her.

All she ever wanted as a little girl was to be swept off her feet by a prince, but Ky is nothing like the heroes from the stories her mom used to read to her. He lives his life one night stand at a time and she knows he’s nothing but trouble.

Still haunted by her past and afraid to let anyone see the scars she hides, she fights the attraction she feels for Kyden and wonders if she’ll ever find her storybook ending. Then a monster from her past threatens to rip away her chances before she realizes that maybe she already found it.

Content Advisory 17+ recommended, adult language, mild violence

Excerpt:

“Are you going to kiss me?” My voice came out breathless and the corners of his mouth curved up into a devastating smile.
“Believe me, you’ll know when I’m going to kiss you.” He lowered his face until it was just inches from mine. My heart rate increased and a flush crawled up my neck and over my face. His eyes were locked on mine and I was unable to look away or move, even though I knew I should. He leaned in even closer until his lips hovered just over my jaw. He took my chin gently in one hand and trailed his thumb over my bottom lip. I felt his warm breath on my neck as he moved to whisper in my ear.
“You’re not ready for me yet Princess, but when you are I promise you won’t have to ask whether or not I’m going to do it.” Just like that he pulled away and walked right out of the room. It took me a moment to collect myself and I was left wondering what the heck just happened. Holy heart attack Batman. I was in trouble. That much I knew.

Author: Stephanie Hoffman McManus

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
197 reviews

Secrets on the Sand (The Barefoot Bay Series Book 1) by Roxanne St. Claire

The launch of a brand new trilogy from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Roxanne St. Claire set on the sun-washed beaches of Barefoot Bay!

“Lively, light, pure entertainment! This Cinderella story is “Pretty Woman” on the beach!”
– Carly Phillips, New York Times bestselling author

Zeke Nicholas has turned his mathematical genius skills into a mountain of money. But Zeke sits on that mountain all alone, longing for the one thing money cannot buy: a lifelong partner and true love. Enter Mandy Mitchell…the maid at his thousand-dollar-a-night resort.

The minute they meet, Mandy knows he’s exactly the kind of trouble she should avoid…but Zeke does have one thing Mandy needs to gain the independence she craves. Will he give it to her? One look at Mandy, and Zeke turns his relentless ability to get what he wants into a full-on seduction and he’s ready to give her anything. But can Mandy face down the secrets of her past to find a fairy-tale future with Zeke?

Praise for Barefoot Bay books:

“Fun and engaging…a celebration of family and forgiveness!”
-Publishers Weekly

“Plenty of heat, humor, and heart!”
– USA Today Happy Ever After

“A love story with genuinely flawed yet sympathetic characters filled with raw, real emotion, this will warm your heart as you turn the pages.”
– RT Book Reviews

“It is impossible not to be completely enthralled from page one.”
– Joyfully Reviewed

“Fun, light-hearted, super sexy…fans of Jill Shalvis, Carly Phillips, and Susan Mallery will definitely want to check out this series.”
– TheBookPushers.com

“Pack this one in your beach bag and get ready for non-stop fun.”
– Susan Mallery, New York Times Bestselling Author

“Lovely, lush, and layered! One of the best books I’ve read this year!”
– Kristin Higgins, New York Times Bestselling Author

The Barefoot Bay Quartet
Barefoot in the Sand (Lacey and Clay)
Barefoot in the Rain (Jocelyn and Will)
Barefoot in the Sun (Zoe and Oliver)
Barefoot by the Sea (Tessa and Ian)

The Billionaires of Barefoot Bay Trilogy
Secrets on the Sand (Zeke and Amanda)
Seduction on the Sand (Elliott and Frankie)
Coming in February, 2014: Scandal on the Sand (Nate and Liza)

Roxanne St. Claire is New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than thirty romance, suspense, and young adult novels. A six-time nominee and one-time winner of the Romance Writer’s of America prestigious RITA Award, Roxanne’s novels have also been recognized with dozens of other industry awards, including the three National Reader’s Choice Awards, the Booksellers Best Award, and the Borders “Top Pick” of the Year.

Author: Roxanne St. Claire

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
525 reviews

Babymaker: A Best Friend’s Secret Baby Romance by B. B. Hamel

I had the wrong man’s baby. Now he’s back for another.AveryI’m supposed to be a good person.I shouldn’t have gotten involved with a guy like Luke.Let alone have his baby.He’s wrong for me, but he feels so right.Wicked smile, arms like steel, dangerous as hell.I gave him everything.My kiss. My body. My submission.He took care of me, made me feel special.And the he disappeared for five long years.Now he’s coming back, and I should be afraid.He says he want more than just his baby.He wants to get me pregnant again.Instead of running, I might give him what he craves.LukeI went to prison for a crime I didn’t commit.Anger, resentment, and the memory of Avery’s kiss kept me going.But after five years, I’m coming home.And I want my baby.But Avery’s family hates me. The whole town thinks I’m a killer.None of that matters.I’m going to get my fill of Avery. When I’m finished, she’ll beg for more.She’ll beg for another baby.And I’ll give it to her.Babymaker is an over-the-top romance with tons of steamy scenes and bad language. It’s only recommended for readers 18+. Babymaker is a STANDALONE, full-length novel. No cliffhanger. Guaranteed HEA. Includes bonus content!

Author: B. B. Hamel

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
207 reviews