Bittersweet by Leslie Li

A compelling first novel about love, war, family and one woman’s life of great hardship and even greater triumph. From the last days of the warlords to the tragedy at Tiananmen Square, it is the 100-year odyssey of Bittersweet, a headstrong peasant woman who rises from poverty and endures abandonment, patriarchy and revolution as the wife of the second most powerful man in China. This gripping story was inspired by the lives of the author’s grandfather, the first democratically elected Vice President of China and subsequently Acting President, and her grandmother, a woman you won’t soon forget.

Author: Leslie Li

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Lucky Beach (Escape to Maui Book 2) by JoAnn Bassett

What would you do with $45 Million…?Monica Gomez of Rio Blanco, Arizona, is one lucky twenty-nine-year-old. She’s smart, pretty, and single. Oh, and a year ago she won forty-five million dollars in a magazine sweepstakes. But, as luck would have it, hitting the jackpot triggered an avalanche of misery. Her former boss claims the money is his and he’s spent the past year dragging Monica to court and feeding lurid stories to the tabloid press. Former friends and newly-discovered “family members” pester her day and night demanding cash for their illnesses, their business schemes, or for just being “kin.” Sick of hassling over her newfound riches, Monica abruptly moves to Maui, Hawaii. She’s looking for a new start, a blank slate. Soon after arriving she’s accosted at a Honokowai grocery store by a brawny, and wickedly handsome, local guy who hits her up for a donation to the Maui Food Bank. Will it never end? She meets Derek Chambers, a good-looking single guy in her classy Kapalua neighborhood whose wealth far surpasses her own. Finally, a guy who “gets” her. But who is he, really? And how much will it cost her to find out? Her fortune, her self-esteem—maybe even her life?

Author: JoAnn Bassett

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
4 reviews

Clique: Book Two (The Clique Club 2) by Gem Edward

Things are finally looking up for Abby. Now, with a full-time job at Clique, she is exposed to a new side of life that has captured her curiosity. She finally has the upper-hand with her soon-to-be-ex-husband, who desperately wants her back, and with Sheridan and Gia constantly fighting, Abby knows it’s only a matter of time before Gia is completely out of the picture. Though on the verge of getting everything she wants, Abigail Winston soon finds out that things are not always how they seem.

Author: Gem Edward

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

The Willow (The Roscoe Chronicles Book Four) by Ethan Mayefsky

Many of the most pivotal moments in Christy and Andrew’s lives take place in front of the beautiful Willowemoc Lake, affectionately called the Willow. In fact, the Willow has been their sanctuary since they were eight years old. Their story will break your heart, but at the same time fill you with hope, as you experience a love that remains alive after a seven year separation, and then grows in strength through facing a deadly disease.

Author: Ethan Mayefsky

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Gemstone Billionaires Series Box Set: Two Sexy New Zealand Romances: Italian Billionaire Brides: The Italian Billionaire’s Scandalous Marriage, The Italian Billionaire’s Christmas Bride by Mollie Mathews

“You’re the one” –  tender love in exotic locations grab these sweet & sensual escapist reads today. Lose yourself in these beautiful stories of broken hearts and second chances.The Gemstone Billionaires Boxed Set contains the first two books of AMAZON BEST-SELLING author Mollie Mathew’s romantic series set in the captivatingly beautiful landscape of New Zealand. If you adore beautifully written stories and true heartwarming sweet romances which sparkle with humor you’ll love travelling along the road to love with these changing and evolving men and women as they open their heart’s again and find true love. The first two Gemstone Billionaire books (over 500 pages) included in this bundle are: The Italian Billionaire’s Christmas Bride What if the person who is so, so, so wrong for you is really so, so, so right, but you’re too afraid to give love a chance? Last Christmas, art therapist Issy Riley was jilted by her fiancé. This Christmas she’s running away. A week with a client on his private Fijian island promises to save her from cheating men and the London festive season. But when the client turns out to be a gorgeous and magnetic Italian billionaire, he threatens her resolve to never again trust her heart to the wrong man. Milan fashion house leader and avowed bachelor Massimiliano Balforni has no intention of taking a vacation, despite his sister’s insistence that he subject himself to an art therapy retreat following a minor heart attack. With an important collection due, he intends to fire his therapist and work, instead. But the determined and striking Issy gives his heart palpitations of a far more dangerous kind. The one thing Max and Issy agree on: they are as wrong for each other as wrong gets. He’s a workaholic playboy who believes emotion is a weakness. She’s a romantic who yearns for a happily ever after. As the tropical heat soars, they discover that in this battle between work and play, resistance only fuels attraction—and sometimes two wrongs make a very passionate right. Set in two beautiful paradises—Milano, Italy and the tropical Pacific islands of Fiji. The Italian Billionaire’s Scandalous Marriage What if everything you believed was a lie? When a lonely young American woman inherits a painting she discovers her whole life was a lie. Desperate for the truth, she goes in search of her true identity. The painting is her only clue. But everyone is determined to keep its secret past repressed, including Vitaliano Rossi, the Italian gold tycoon, unnaturally suspicious of her motives, who wants the painting vanquished. How can she discover who she really is and convince him that his love means more to her than gold? Three women. Three lives. And the lies that bind them. Why is everyone afraid of the truth? Praise for The Gemstone Billionaires series!“What a blinking good read—more please. I was hooked from page one.””Mollie is just such a good writer with enormous appeal in her story – an excellent read on a rainy day.””An enthralling read. Keeps me captivated from start to finish and leaves me wanting more.”Escape into romance with this beautiful box set. The Gemstone Billionaires Box Set is a fun read with healthy doses of escapism Pick up your copy today by clicking the BUY NOW button

Author: Mollie Mathews

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Naked Truths by Alex Gruenberg

Janelle knew no one would ever love her.After all she’d been through, who could? Behind the façade of her of her seemingly ordinary life lurked the wreckage of unspeakable trauma. Then one day, while hawking hot dogs at an afternoon carnival, she took a chance on a man who seemed different. Maybe, she thought, Just maybe. But then, she didn’t know him. Who was this man?Charles was a successful salesman with a beautiful wife, two kids he adored, friends, and a solid reputation–until a vile, false accusation was plastered all over the papers. Suddenly, his wife lost faith in him, his customers disappeared, friends shunned him, and his world collapsed. When he meets Janelle, he rallies from years of depression and despair to reach for love. Soon, their blooming love generates turmoil as they start peeling away the layers of their protective shells. Each is forced to face the secrets they’ve worked so hard to hide, and each has to learn how to be open, and to trust, and to love.Naked Truths explores the makings of love, the nature of sexuality, and the discovery of self. As Charles and Janelle struggle forward, they learn to face their pasts and embrace all they are. Frank and sensitive, Naked Truths is a love story for insightful adults and will resonate with anyone who has yearned for an authentic connection.

Author: Alex Gruenberg

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Clique: Book One (The Clique Club 1) by Gem Edward

Straight-laced Abigail Winston finds herself in desperate need of a job, and begs her best friend for a job at her club, Clique. But suddenly Abby finds herself not only attracted to the club life, but also to her best friend: Sheridan.

Author: Gem Edward

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Claiming Her (Steamy Firefighter Romance Prequel) by Kristen Kara

Fire did not burn them. They had something like a protection ring. What are they? Weird Cult or what?It took only one mysterious fire to change their lives forever.Chris, the fire chief never wanted his team to see this secret.It turned out to be pure evil. It got stuck in them like a curse.Though Mia hated those dirty looks!Chris wasn’t ready to quit, till he claimed every bit of her body and soul.It wasn’t supposed to happen.But, he made her go off like a volcano.Mia wasn’t sure if that was the reason they met.She is a cop; she wanted to know why the fires spread and became more frequent? No one had a clue.The action squad got pulled into what was now a paranormal investigation.This series is about them, solving the mystery.Who or what is setting these fires, with a lot of danger for these alpha males (and their girls).Important Note: Breathing Taking Paranormal Mystery + HEA (it’s a series, so you might have to read the series to find some answers).

Author: Kristen Kara

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
5 reviews

Bound Souls: A Fantasy Romance (Forever Yours Book 1) by N.D. Jones

A supernatural love triangle that tests the bounds of science, truth, and faith.Regent Lela of Asiya is the most powerful person on her planet but she is powerless to save the life of her beloved soulmate—Zion Grace. For thirty years they lived as husband and wife, but Zion’s time is at an end. Lela must go on without him.“There will never be anyone else for me.”Despite having died, nothing can keep Zion from his soulmate. He’s back but not as the man he once was. Zion must help Lela move on with her life, lest he lose her forever. But how can Zion convince Lela to accept the love and affections of another man when he still wants her for himself?“I love you, Lela. My heart is forever yours.”Lela and Zion are bound souls, destined to live eternity together. For these lovers, death is not an end, but a fateful beginning.

Author: N.D. Jones

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
5 reviews

Ponder It In Her Heart by Andrena Sawyer

Beautiful and successful Nicole Sanchez is months away from marrying her best friend, but she will tell anyone who will listen that the life she’s built was not handed to her on a silver platter. Despite being raised by an abusive mother and having an absentee father, it seems things have finally turned around for her. But just as life is coming together, a visitor from the past resurfaces. His appearance begins a domino effect that threatens everything she’s worked hard for. With the layers falling apart, will she allow fate to take its course, or can she find the strength to keep fighting for what was promised to her?

Author: Andrena Sawyer

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews