A Bridge Apart by Joey Jones

A Bridge Apart is a remarkable love story that tests the limits of trust and forgiveness…

In the quaint river town of New Bern, North Carolina, at 28 years of age the pieces of Andrew Callaway’s life are all falling into place. His real estate firm is flourishing and he’s engaged to be married in less than two weeks to a beautiful banker named Meredith Hastings. But when Meredith heads to Tampa, Florida – the wedding location – with her mother, fate, or maybe some human intervention, has it that Andrew happens upon Cooper McKay, the only other woman he’s ever loved.

A string of shocking emails lead Andrew to question whether he can trust his fiancé, and in the midst of trying to unravel the mystery he finds himself spending time with Cooper. When Meredith catches wind of what’s going on back at home, she’s forced to consider calling off the wedding, which ultimately draws Andrew closer to Cooper. Andrew soon discovers he’s making choices he might not be able, or even want, to untangle. As the story unfolds, the decisions that are made will drastically change the lives of everyone involved, and bind them closer together than they could have ever imagined.

Author: Joey Jones

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
111 reviews

Love at First Bark (Free Short Story): A Novella for Dog Lovers (Love Unleashed) by Dana Mentink

There’s Just Something About Jackson When Marcy Deveraux’s romance series catapults to the top of the New York Times bestseller list, no one is more surprised than Marcy herself. After all, she barely passed high school, flunked the driving test four times, and fell into a pool at her sister’s wedding. Marcy is keen to continue her literary success, but she cannot think of a single idea for her next book. Hounded by her agent, family, and friends, she decides to sequester herself in a rustic cabin in the mountains. There, she finds herself face-to-snout with a surprise visitor—a rascally black dog who must have escaped from his owner at a nearby campground. Enter hunky cowboy Jackson Parker, who runs the stables for the campground and helps Marcy survive the antics of the ill-behaved, zany dog. There’s something tender and gentle about this man, who could easily grace the cover of any romance novel. Soon Jackson has Marcy rethinking her own beliefs about what heroes are really made of…and what God intends for her life. It’s cowboys, canines, and capers galore in this charming novella for animal lovers.

Author: Dana Mentink

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
166 reviews

Away (The Keaton Series Book 1) by B.A. Wolfe

What good is running AWAY when you only end up lost?

Cassandra Pierce had her whole “perfect” life planned out by her parents. One night of pure weakness and lust has her running away from it all and seeking refuge in Alamosa with her best friend. But it seems life has other plans for her when she finds herself lost in the small town of Keaton.

Jason Bradley is a charming country guy. He lives a simple life that’s nothing like what Cassandra is used to. A single moment in life changed everything he thought he once knew, leaving him with a broken heart and an unplanned future.

What happens in Keaton is nothing Cassandra or her heart could have ever prepared for. The instant connection she shares with Jason is no secret, but what they’re keeping hidden from one another is. Will these two be able to find a way to trust each other or will their secrets tear them apart?

Author: B.A. Wolfe

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
552 reviews

Escape Clause: Murder Off-Screen Cozy Series Book 2 by GA VanDruff

Oscar night.

Jaqie Shanahan’s roommate and best friend, Jeep McBain, wins the statue for best screenplay. And disappears.

Murdered? An accident? Fear of success? Whatever the reason, her fun-loving, womanizing, self-centered Jeep McBain vanishes without a trace—without even a good-bye.

One year later, Jaqie has a successful screenplay of her own, and finds a new best friend in Madrille Keiser, Hollywood’s biggest star. But without Jeep to share in her success, Jaqie realizes it’s time to take a break. Time to come to grips with the hard truth that Jeep is forever gone.

Turns out, she’s only half-right.

Jaqie, her dog, and her gecko sail away for a working vacation in the Caribbean. She and her little tribe anchor offshore and decide it’s a great day to take the dinghy and do some old-fashioned beachcombing for seashells—like the pictures in the brochure.

What they find is a dead guy in a great suit bobbing just shy of high tide, and a sort-of-dead guy in baggy shorts and a Hawaiian shirt chasing seagulls off the body.

Jeep McBain may not be alive and well in Puerto Rico, but his ghost is.

And he’s engaged.

“Jaqie, her name is Clarice. She’s real. Like me, real. We’re going to spend the rest of whatever this is,” he outlined his transparent torso, “together. We like all the same things. Plus, we were both bludgeoned to death. How great is that?”

But, first …

Jaqie must find out who murdered Jeep and the love of his afterlife so the happy couple can Move On.

Provided …

Jaqie can convince the chief of police that she did not kill Jeep. That she can keep the killers from killing her. That she can get the job done without Madrille’s head of security, Paul Bracken, getting in her way and under her skin. Constantly. Paul with the sea-green eyes and hair that is way too long and far too unruly for former military.

None of which is listed in the brochure about seashells.

Author: GA VanDruff

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
62 reviews

What Remains of the Fair Simonetta (Remains Series) by Laura T Emery

Anastasia (Stacia) Uqualla has been dead for eleven years, residing as a spirit in the Italian Church of Ognissanti, when she suddenly awakens in the body of the renowned Renaissance beauty, Simonetta Vespucci. She reunites with Mariano, the father of Botticelli, whose ghostly presence has kept her company in the afterlife. Her journey through the Renaissance will also find her rubbing elbows with the young Leonardo da Vinci, Lorenzo de’ Medici, and many other Renaissance painters, including the awkwardly dashing Botticelli himself. With the body and raging hormones of a teenage girl, Stacia experiences all the passions in life a second time around. Take a ride through history in this second book in the “Remains” series by Laura T Emery, a light historical fiction with a sense of humor and a sexy edge.

Author: Laura T Emery

Rating: Rating: 4.90 / 5
48 reviews

The Will by Benjamin Laskin

Putting the will in willpower.For Taylor McCain, his only son was his only failure. In an attempt to accomplish after death what he was unable to do in life, the self-made success story leaves his son, Josh, “a bucket list from hell” that targets Josh’s mind, body, and soul. Josh has two years to fulfill every item in the testament of “tough love,” or he won’t see a red cent.Stripped of all his advantages–allowance, swanky apartment, flashy sports car, credit cards, and everything else that made life a breeze–overnight, slacker extraordinaire Josh goes from a penthouse on easy street to a pit on hard-knock alley. He is left no option but to set out on an odyssey of self-discipline and renewal that takes him to people, places, and challenges he never dreamed he’d have to encounter. And, if he doesn’t blow it, true love.Upbeat, humorous, and inspiring, The Will is an enthralling story of self-discovery and renewal.

Author: Benjamin Laskin

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
201 reviews