The Other Sister (Sister Series, #1) by Leanne Davis

General Travis Bains has two daughters, one who is good, and one who is bad. Everyone knows Lindsey is the good one, and Jessie is the bad one.

Jessie Bains is the other sister, the bad sister, which she has proven more often than not, until the day she gets kidnapped and brutally raped. Will Hendricks, one of her father’s soldiers, rescues her and brings her home, but fears she may be nearly destroyed by what is done to her. The most important thing, however, is that no one can know, per the general’s orders.

Jessie’s life was always far from normal as the daughter of one of the most revered generals in the world. No one sees what the general does to Jessie, except Will. When Will discovers the danger Jessie is living in at her father’s hand, he once again rescues her. Will has survived the horrors of war, but is now engaged in a battle that has become far more personal and far more deadly. Will alone realizes what the general has done and will do to destroy his “other” daughter.

**Due to mature subject matter and language this is recommended for readers aged 17+**

Excerpt:
I hate you for this, soldier.
He looked into her eyes and saw the opposite. I know.
He surprised her, as well as Lindsey, when he lifted her off her feet, and held her to him. In his arms. Next to his face. Her arms encircled him, and he held her. He leaned down and his lips touched hers in a soft, gentle, closed-mouth kiss that spoke of leaving and longing and all the other things he couldnt tell Jessie.
I told you a long time ago, someday, things would be different for you. This is the only way I know how to fulfill that promise for you.
With that, he released her and watched her eyes filling with tears as she nearly collapsed on the couch. Lindsey came over to her and they awkwardly figured out how to hug each other. Will leaned down and gathered his bag. As he turned to leave, he saw the two sisters huddled together, tears falling from their eyes.
Goodbye, Jessie, he said as he turned and left her.

Author: Leanne Davis

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
386 reviews

Gumbeaux by Kimberly Vargas

Where do you go when you disappear? For young heiress Mary Fait, the answer is New Orleans. After the death of her parents, she is placed in the care of her alcoholic uncle. For years, she assists her uncle in growing the family empire, all the while plotting his demise and / or her escape. A college scholarship gives her the opportunity to break free of her life to start a new one – under a new name. Follow Mary and her often hilarious misadventures in the early 1990’s while attending college in a small town in Louisiana. The story reads as a series of diary entries which chronicle the thoughts, feelings, and experiences of the main character during this time in her life. The novel’s title refers to a cajun restaurant in which the main character works as a waitress. The colorful descriptions of the town of Bayou Bend, the college, its inhabitants and the surrounding areas paint a vivid and amusing tale of life in the South.

Author: Kimberly Vargas

Rating: Rating: 4.10 / 5
282 reviews

Unleash Me, Vol. 1 (Unleash Me, Annihilate Me Series) by Christina Ross

Chasing your dreams is dangerous. Fighting for them can end your life.

Lisa Ward’s childhood dream was to become a best-selling novelist. But when luck finally strikes after years of trying to make it in the publishing industry, her entire world is tossed into turmoil when it’s revealed that somebody wants her dead.

As the pressures mount and as the threats escalate, Lisa’s boyfriend—a former SEAL—quickly rises up to protect her. But is even he enough to help her survive this? After all, the person who wants her dead is as bright as he is cunning. And he’s not above killing the love of Lisa’s life should he get in the way.

Since childhood, Lisa Ward knew the power of a dream. What she didn’t know is that dreams often can turn into nightmares.

This story unfolds over three volumes between 35,000 and 45,000 words each.

Author: Christina Ross

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
126 reviews

Running on Empty: An Unforgettable Christian Love Story by Ruth Logan Herne

Anne Kellwyn has a secret. It’s cost her everything to keep it, including her marriage. Now she may have to pay an even higher price to reveal the truth, but is she too late? Back home to care for her dying mother, Anne is faced with the past she ran from and a future she can’t have, a future that includes Joe McIntyre and the happily ever after she’d dreamed of years ago.

Chief of Police Joe McIntyre takes his position seriously. A lead-by-example Christian, he’s put to the test when his ex-wife appears with another man’s child after eight years of silence. Anger and pride challenge his small-town-hero existence, driving him out of his comfort zone. Faced with choices he made eight years before, can he tackle the present to ease Anne’s future so she’s no longer “Running on Empty”.

Author: Ruth Logan Herne

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
241 reviews

The Pride of the King (The Bold Women Series Book 2) by Amanda Hughes

For readers who like a little romance with their historical fiction. Wickedly inviting, the dark side of life has always seduced Lauren De Beauville. With copper-colored tresses and the smile of a pirate, this young adventuress throws caution to the wind and leaps into a quagmire of temptation that is 18th Century New York. Will she survive her constant craving for danger? Dazzled by glamour, Lauren plays a deadly game joining a group of brutal con artists and smugglers who are cheating their way across the New World. There are splendid gowns, handsome men and nights filled with passion. What more could she want? At the very top is James St. Clare, the ruthless yet alluring captain of a ship called The Pride of the King. Risking her life and her love, Lauren allows herself to be swept into his whirlwind of desire and treachery where she gambles everything.”Once again, best selling author Amanda Hughes splashes the pages with adventure and love stories about audacious women in the 18th Century. Her page turning tales will keep you on the edge of your seat as you take wild rides through passionate and dazzling periods of history.”

Author: Amanda Hughes

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
261 reviews

Emily: Sex and Sensibility (The Wilde Sisters) by Sandra Marton

EMILY: SEX & SENSIBILITY is a steamy romance novel by USA Today Bestelling Author Sandra Marton. Emily Wilde has led a privileged life. Now shes trying to make it on her own in Manhattan. Marco Santini grew up dirt poor in a Sicilian slum. Now he has everything. Hes gorgeous. Hes rich. Hes powerful. And he has all the beautiful women a man could ask for. Then, one rainy night, he sees a woman standing alone on a deserted New York street corner. Emily is clearly in need of help, but shes not foolish enough to step into Marcos chauffeured Mercedes. It takes a lot of convincing before she lets him take her to her apartment. He swears hes not going to do anything he shouldnt and he means it–but shes in his arms before they can stop themselves. Still, its only a kiss, just one kiss in a moment torn out of time. Thats what they both think. But Fate has other plans, starting with an unexpected job offer and a business trip to Paris that explodes in a passion so hot it will change everything–everything but the web of lies that traps them both.

Author: Sandra Marton

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
291 reviews

Stop the Wedding! (a romantic comedy) by Stephanie Bond

Free ParTay Super Free Friday!  STOP THE WEDDING! will be FREE today, Dec. 19th, until 3 pm Eastern ONLY!  If you like STOP THE WEDDING! you might also like these other FREE books:THE MARRIAGE LIST, A Viscount, his tenant, and his marriage list. A sweet read. Dorothy McFalls.HEARTLESS, A demon and a sexy psychic join forces to track a serial killer who uses a person’s greatest fear to kill him… By Rita Herron. To enter to win a Kindle and $25 worth of Amazon gift cards, simply visit MarathonReads.com and sign up for our newsletter!______________________A delightful romantic comedy!Praise for Stephanie Bond’s stories:”An author who has remained on my ‘must-buy’ list for years.” –Romance Reviews Today In STOP THE WEDDING! a man and a woman determined to stop their parents from marrying fall in love themselves!”There should be a notice on her books: For a really GOOD time, read Stephanie Bond!” –America Online Romance Fiction Forum”True-to-life, romantic and witty, as we’ve come to expect from Ms. Bond.” — The Best ReviewsIf you love romantic comedy movies, spend an afternoon with STOP THE WEDDING!

Author: Stephanie Bond

Rating: Rating: 4.00 / 5
1621 reviews

Cowboy Heat (Hell Yeah! Book 1) by Sable Hunter

The Hell Yeah! SeriesBegins with Cowboy Heat (Hell Yeah! Book 1)  Aron McCoy has sworn off women – except for sex. When Libby Fontaine arrives at Aron’s Tebow Ranch, she is determined to cram a lifetime of living into a few short months. The doctorhas told her that she can’t count on her remission from leukemia being a permanent one. Their attraction to one another is instantaneous and overwhelming. But when Aron finds out that Libby is innocent – he backs off. He has nothing to offer a girl who deserves white lace and promises. Then Aron catches Libby pleasuring herself in his stock tank and hears her cry out his name – and the heat is on. *Content Warning: This version of the Hell Yeah! Series contains explicit sexual content. If you’d like a less explicit version please look for the “Sweeter Side” of the Hell Yeah! Series. Same book without the graphic sexual content. 

Author: Sable Hunter

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
357 reviews

Finding Mr. Write: Contemporary Christian Romance (CANDID Romance Book 1) by Carol Moncado

Jeremiah Jacobs moved to the Ozarks for a fresh start. He knows no one and has no plans to get romantically involved with anyone. Ever. He’s already had his heart ripped out once and once is enough. Besides he has contractual obligations that prevent him from talking about work – and what woman would want to be involved with a man who has to keep his job a secret? When he attends his first local writers’ group meeting, he finds the leader so intriguing, his instant attraction to her threatens to complicate his currently uncomplicated life.

Dorrie Miller has never been good enough. Not for her father or any of the guys she’s dated in the past. She’s pushed beyond her father’s disapproval to have a good career while pursuing her dream of becoming a published novelist. The Christian Authors Network – Dedicated to Inspirational Distinction, or CANDID, is hosting their annual conference in Indianapolis and who’s rumored to be in attendance? The super reclusive, super-star author, Mya Elizabeth Linscott.

The hunky new member of her local CANDID group, Jeremiah, wants to carpool to Indy. Dorrie can handle not making a fool of herself for eight hours each way. Right? But she never imagined doing a favor for someone during the conference would leave her accidentally married to the gorgeous guy she barely knows. How will she get out of this mess, married to a near stranger? Does she want to? Will her insecurities and Jeremiah’s secrets tear them apart? Or can she trust that, all along, God’s been helping her with Finding Mr. Write?

Finding Mr. Write is a mega-romantic story with amazing chemistry between the two characters, and Jeremiah is one of the most memorable and loveable heroes I’ve read in a long time. Carol Moncado’s writing reeled me in and hooked me, and I was eager to see how Dorrie and Jeremiah would overcome their secrets and unusual circumstances to find true love. I loved this story! ~ Melanie Dickerson, award winning author of The Healer’s Apprentice

Author: Carol Moncado

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
54 reviews

September Tango (Rhythm of the Heart Book 1) by Scarlett Jade and Llerxt

Zoe always loved Calvin, who left Major, Alabama after high school and joined the military, never knowing her feelings. They are reunited five years later, and their passion runs hot. As Zoe’s life is rocked with bombshells, Calvin leads the way, teaching Zoe to follow the rhythm of her heart.

Author: Scarlett Jade and Llerxt

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
103 reviews