Giving In to You (The Giving Trilogy Book 1) by L.M. Carr and Missy Borucki

Second grade teacher, Mia Delaney, isn’t looking for love. In fact, she isn’t looking for anything at all because life hasn’t been fair. Everything—the idea of love, her hopes and dreams—was ripped away in a single night.
Arrogant yet sexy Adam Lawson makes the move to a small town in an attempt to escape life in the city. Here he hopes to provide a fresh start for those he loves and protects with a vow to never let anyone get close enough to hurt them again.
A chance encounter with Miss Delaney begins a relentless pursuit that has Adam breaking his own rules when he makes an offer she simply can’t refuse. Despite her internal struggles, Mia knows there’s no denying the attraction between them.
But when acquaintances become friends and friends become enemies, Adam’s need to protect those around him becomes even more crucial. Will the tangled web of lies and betrayal combined with past insecurities become too much for them to handle?

Author: L.M. Carr and Missy Borucki

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
264 reviews

Evidence of Trust (Colorado Trust Series Book 1) by Stacey Joy Netzel and Stacy D. Holmes

COLORADO TRUST SERIES
Trust makes all the difference when love and danger collide.

EVIDENCE OF TRUST, Book 1

Having grown up under the excessive expectations of her CEO father, Brittany Lucas is as resistant to authority as the mustang she’s training for her boss. It’s a fault that lands her in more danger than she bargains for while camping in the back-country of the Rocky Mountain National Park.

Ranger Joel Morgan is used to having the upper hand in all his cases—until he runs into the headstrong blond while investigating disturbing incidents of poaching in the park. Brittany’s imprudent lie of omission awakens ghosts in his past, making the sizzling attraction between them unwelcome.

As he searches for evidence he can trust her, the monster mutilating wildlife turns his sights on Brittany, and Joel discovers he’ll do whatever it takes to protect her—even give his own life.

EXCERPT:

“Find anything interesting up there?” Randy Gifford asked.

“Just a camper in a restricted area.”

“You think it could be the guy you’re looking for?”

“It’s a woman. Camping where she shouldn’t be. I’m going to make sure she leaves in the morning, then return to my original route.”

“You may want to reconsider. That storm front I mentioned earlier is moving a lot faster than expected. It’s over the Never Summer Mountain Range and will reach your area tonight. Temperature’s dropping, too, so be prepared.”

Joel surveyed the heavy, gray clouds he’d noticed earlier. “What are they forecasting?”

“If it keeps moving, a couple inches. If it stalls, up to a foot.”

He muttered a curse. That would be a problem. “If that happens, we could be up here for a few days, so yeah, scrap the original route. The closest trailhead is Longs Peak, can you get someone to drop off my truck and trailer over there in the morning?”

“Will do.”

Five minutes later, he rode back into Brittany Lucas’s camp as she threw a couple pieces of wood on the campfire that’d been nothing but banked coals when he left. She brushed off her hands before bracing them on her hips.

“Now what?”

He dismounted to unpack his gear. “I’ll be camping here with you tonight.”

“Ranger Morgan, let me assure you, I have every intention of leaving in the morning.”

“And until then, I’ll make sure you stay safe.”

“I don’t need you to babysit me,” she insisted, irritation flooding her voice as she sat by the fire.

Ignoring the fact she’d heard him earlier, he met her stare over the top of Nobel’s saddle. “You got a gun?”

Her gaze faltered. “No.”

“Well, the poacher does, so I’m staying.” That shut her up, until he tossed his sleeping bag inside her tent.

COLORADO TRUST SERIES
Evidence of Trust, book 1
Trust by Design, book 2
Trust in the Lawe, book 3
Shattered Trust, book 4
Dare to Trust, book 5

Other Romantic Suspense by Stacey Joy Netzel
ITALY INTRIGUE SERIES
Lost in Italy, book 1
Run to Rome, book 2

Author: Stacey Joy Netzel and Stacy D. Holmes

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
345 reviews

Too Quiet In Brooklyn (A Fina Fitzgibbons Brooklyn Mystery Book 1) by Susan Russo Anderson

Private Investigator Fina Fitzgibbons stumbles upon a throttled woman in the heart of Brooklyn Heights and discovers that the dead woman’s four-year-old grandson is also missing. She begins a wild hunt for the strangler-kidnapper, Ralph. During the chase, she resists falling in love with her boyfriend, Denny, an NYPD patrol officer, steps on the toes of Detective First Grade Jane Templeton, and uncovers secrets about her own past. In the end, Ralph has a deadly surprise for Fina. This is the first book in the Fina Fitzgibbons mystery series. **** Note: Some scenes contain adult-only content.

Author: Susan Russo Anderson

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
665 reviews

Ghostface Killer: A Romantic Suspense/Assassin Standalone by M. Never

Once, I was nothing. Hungry, abandoned, wandering, and alone. An adolescent street rat fighting for crumbs. Then a chance encounter changed my entire world. A man in an expensive suit asked me how much my life was worth. I didn’t have an answer, because I didn’t know. He asked if I thought it was worth killing for.Impulsively, I said yes… He found me, then fostered me, and in the interim turned me into a killing machine. A modern day La Femme Nikita. Now, I only have one mission. To avenge the death of the man who saved me. There’s an invisible war on the streets. Us against them. Family against family. Power against power. They call me Ghostface Killer because they never see me coming.I understand the weight of that danger. The hazard. The jeopardy. Because now here I stand, three months pregnant with the barrel of a gun pressed to my head cause I never saw him coming… GFK is a romantic suspense with dark elements. Reader discretion is advised.

Author: M. Never

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
523 reviews

Dissident (The Bellator Saga Book 1) by Cecilia London and Sofie Hartley

She once was important. Now she’s considered dangerous.

In a new America where almost no one can be trusted, Caroline lies unconscious in a government hospital as others decide her fate. She is a political dissident, wanted for questioning by a brutal regime that has come to power in a shockingly easy way. As she recovers from her injuries, all she has are her memories. And once she wakes up, they may not matter anymore.

Dissident is a blend of romantic suspense, contemporary romance, political thriller, and speculative fiction. Told mostly in flashback, it details the budding romantic relationship between our heroine, Caroline, and Jack, the silver fox playboy who tries to win her heart.

Part One of a Six Part Series. Each part is a full length novel between 60,000-120,000 words and ends in a cliffhanger. For readers 18+. This saga contains adult situations, including non-gratuitous violence, explicit (consensual) sex, psychological and physical trauma, and an oftentimes dark and gritty plot (particularly in part two).

Caroline’s journey continues in Conscience, now available for preorder (releases August 17, 2015)!

“With equal parts political thriller and captivating romance, Cecilia London has crafted a novel that’s hard to put down and kept me wanting more! I’m looking forward to the next book in the series!” – Melissa Brown, Author of Wife Number Seven

“There’s so much delicious word porn in this book. YES, WORD PORN….It’s unapologetically an intellectual smut novel, which made me all warm in all the right places. There’s suspense, danger, anger, love, and (most importantly) delicious sex. GIVE ME MORE.” – Obsessed With My Shelf

“Behind all the information about elections and scandals is a beautiful love story that touched my heart. I fell in love with Caroline and think that Jack is one sexy man!” – Carol, StarAngels’ Reviews

“Cecilia London has one powerful and chaotic series breaking out of the gates at full speed! Is it a political suspense novel? Romantic suspense? Dystopian political romantic suspense? All I know is this is one riveting tale that packs a wallop….At no point could I see where this would end up and I must say, the ride to the finish and balancing on the edge of this cliff hanger is well worth the ticket to ride!” – Dianne, TomeTender

Author: Cecilia London and Sofie Hartley

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
176 reviews

GHOST: Lords of Carnage MC Book 1 by Daphne Loveling

FROM AMAZON BEST-SELLING AUTHOR DAPHNE LOVELING:CAS They call me Ghost for a reason. Silent and in the shadows, I don’t make my move until I am absolutely sure of everything.Four years ago I was sure about Jenna. My best friend’s kid sister had grown up into a spitfire I couldn’t resist. One night we stopped resisting…We promised we’d keep it a secret. It was a one-time mistake, but we’d put it behind us. Jenna left but I kept my word. Jenna tried to get out of our corrupt town, but it pulled her back in again. Now she needs help. She needs protection. I’ll do all of that for her, if she’ll just shut the hell up and let me. She can even keep all of her secrets, except for one…JENNAThe Lords of Carnage MC has haunted me from the moment I was born. No matter how much I try to get away, they are there — waiting to pull me back into the life that stole my father, my mother and then my brother from me. The ghosts of my past keep rising from the dead. Now the past is stirring again and all I want to do is run away. I’m back in the world I fled, and the secrets and lies of my whole family are about to be laid bare. But it’s not just me anymore. I’ve got my little boy to look out for, too. I’m his only family. And his father has no idea he exists. I swore I would never go back to the MC. I swore I would never make the same mistakes again. But making mistakes with Casper Watkins is too hard to resist…GHOST is a scorching-hot stand-alone romance, and the first book in the new Lords of Carnage MC series. Ghost has NO cheating, no cliffhanger, and a guaranteed HEA!

Author: Daphne Loveling

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
219 reviews

Sizzle (A Hotter Than Hell Novel) by Holly S. Roberts

The Arizona Desert sizzles and it’s hotter than hell.Alex Gomez is the enforcer for the largest crime syndicate in Arizona and makes no excuses. His hands are covered in blood and the lines between right and wrong blurred.Celina Thomas has a deadly secret. Only money can fix her problem and she needs a lot of it, quickly. She’s gifted with a body and face that men are willing to pay for. She makes the decision to enter the world of high class escorts but her heart cries at the injustice.One night with Alex and Celina’s plan turns upside down.One night with Celina and Alex’s heart of ice begins to melt.Celina’s secret could kill them both. Can she trust Alex and place her life in his hands? Can Alex let her escape regardless of the consequences?Passion ignites as Alex and Celina sizzle with burning need while death lurks on the sweltering Phoenix horizon.This book is intended for mature readers. Contains adult situations and violence.Each Hotter Than Hell novel is a standalone but so much hotter when read in order.Heat Sizzle Burn Street Justice Ignite

Author: Holly S. Roberts

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
66 reviews

Shutter speed: Snapshot, 0.5 by Freya Barker and Karen Hrdlicka

She likes picking up her camera because it allows her to see things through a different lens. Like when she lost her job recently and instead of focusing on what she’s forced to leave behind, she zooms in on the new options opening up in front of her. Or when a dangerous looking silver fox comes rolling up her path on a FatBoy, and her digital output shows a deep loneliness, matching her own, in his ice-blue eyes.But when she’s working on making her dreams come true, she inadvertently captures something in her viewfinder she can’t un-see. He wasn’t supposed to be here, but he can’t seem to escape his old life. Stuck in an old trailer in the mountains, he walks a fine line between ruse and reality. With the arrival of a young-looking pixie—who turns out to be a full grown, hot-blooded woman—his balance is thrown. He tries to avoid her, but with the little pixel peeper snapping everything in sight, she unintentionally risks his exposure.And his focus needs to be sharp to keep her from danger.

Author: Freya Barker and Karen Hrdlicka

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
76 reviews

Single Dad Shifter (Shades of Shifters Book 6) by T. S. Ryder

A kidnapper falling for her latest target PLUS a single dad shifter who needs a nanny PLUS lies, betrayal, manipulation and… love?Billionaire dragon shifter Grayson needs a live-in nanny. As a single dad, he needs to make sure his twins are cared for. And he’s just found the perfect woman for the job. Or so he thinks…Arabella’s on a mission. She’s been hired to kidnap Grayson’s children to force him to step back from politics. What she hadn’t counted on is that the guy’s the hottest target she’s ever had. His sexy body, sun-kissed skin and sharp jawline make her want to… Stop it! She should focus on the mission. But it’s already too late. Before she knows it, Arabella finds herself entangled in a web of lies. How can she complete her mission and save the twins at the same time? How will Grayson react when he discovers her secret?This is a 112-page stand-alone paranormal story with BBW, shifter, and action elements. It has an HEA, so no cliff-hangers! This is a HOT story with mature themes and language. Most definitely for 18+ readers only.

Author: T. S. Ryder

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
191 reviews