Unbearable Heat: A BBW Bear Shifter Romance (The Grizzly Next Door Book 2) by Aya Morningstar

When curvy Lily Waters’ house is torched, the man she’s burned for her whole life rushes through the flames to save her.

He’s Seth Stone, the werebear next door, and a smoking-hot firefighter. He won’t let Lily be left out in the cold, not when he’s got a nice, toasty place to stay just down the street.

But Lily has gone down that road before and gotten burned.

Seth drops everything to provide for Lily, but when his inner bear jolts awake from a ten-year hibernation, things heat up. His hidden beast can’t help but notice Lily’s generous curves and seductive lips.

Everything seems to fall right into place between them, at least until a pack of bloodthirsty werewolves swears revenge on Seth.

To be together, Seth and Lily must settle their past and fight tooth and nail for their future.

*This is a stand-alone novella with a happy ending and no cliff hanger. There is scorching and wild sex, so be warned!*

Author: Aya Morningstar

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
50 reviews

Under the Boardwalk (Pajaro Bay Series Book 3) by Barbara Cool Lee

Looking for a light and breezy, feel-good beach read? You’ve found it in Pajaro Bay.

Wounded artist Hallie Reed comes to Pajaro Bay for a summer job at the town’s funky old amusement park. But when she wakes up after a mysterious car accident with a gap in her memory, she soon discovers the missing hour is the key to uncovering a secret that could get her killed.

Danger, romance, and a new beginning await Hallie during her summer at the beach, and she–and the whole town–will be changed forever by what she finds Under the Boardwalk.

The Pajaro Bay Series:

1. The Honeymoon Cottage
2. Home Improvement (short story)
3. Under the Boardwalk
4. My Funny Valentine (short story)
5. Shadow’s Lady
6. A Christmas Miracle in Pajaro Bay (short story)
7. Driving Ms. Daisy
8. Beach Blanket Bijou (short story)

Author: Barbara Cool Lee

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
190 reviews

Ephemeral (The Countenance Trilogy Book 1) by Addison Moore

Young Adult/ Mature Situations

From the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Addison Moore

A paranormal Alice in Wonderland – Kindle review

One of the Best YA Paranormal Books I’ve Read – A Definite Must Read! – S. Ward

In the grand scheme of things, you’ll be dead a lot longer than you’ll ever be alive.

The last thing Laken Stewart remembers is the oncoming car, then bursting through the windshield.

Two months dissolve without her knowledge and she finds herself in unfamiliar surroundings with strangers who not only profess to know her but insist she’s someone else entirely.

Laken discovers her long dead boyfriend, Wesley, has been thrown into this alternate world as well. He is quick to inform her she suffered a horrible fall and that her memory hasn’t fully returned. According to Wesley the other life she had—her name, her family, they were simply a side effect of her brain trauma.

In her quest for answers she meets Cooper Flanders, the son of her psychiatrist who readily believes every word she says.

Laken Stewart knows she died on that hot July afternoon, but now she’s alive—or is she?

**Addison Moore’s Celestra Series has been optioned for film by 20th Century Fox**

Books by Addison Moore
New Adult Romance

Someone to Love (Someone to Love 1)
Someone Like You (Someone to Love 2)
Someone For Me (Someone to Love 3, July 2014)
3:AM Kisses (3:AM Kisses 1)
Winter Kisses (3:AM Kisses 2)
Sugar Kisses (3:AM Kisses 3)
The Solitude of Passion
Beautiful Oblivion
Perfect Love (A Celestra Novella)
Celestra Forever After

Young Adult Romance

Ethereal (Celestra Series Book 1)
Tremble (Celestra Series Book 2)
Burn (Celestra Series Book 3)
Wicked (Celestra Series Book 4)
Vex (Celestra Series Book 5)
Expel (Celestra Series Book 6)
Toxic Part One (Celestra Series Book 7)
Toxic Part Two (Celestra Series Book 7.5)
Elysian (Celestra Series Book 8)
Ephemeral (The Countenance Trilogy 1)
Evanescent (The Countenance Trilogy 2)
Entropy (The Countenance Trilogy 3)
Ethereal Knights (Celestra Knights)

Author: Addison Moore

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
218 reviews

Catching Serenity: A Contemporary Christian Romance Novel by JoAnn Durgin

A woman torn apart by secrets. A man held prisoner by the truth. Can the greatest love of all set them both free?

Serenity McClaren had it all before her life crumbled around her like the sand castles on her beloved beach, causing her to flee Croisette Shores and the only home she’d ever known. Nearly five years later and living in Atlanta, she receives a mysterious, unsigned note: “Come home, Serenity. Things aren’t as they seem. Time to find your answers.” Returning to South Carolina, she prepares to face her demons and the ailing father she left behind, hoping to make peace with both.

Child psychologist Jackson Ross is a man with a surprising past. He’s ready for the quiet life and eager to establish his practice in the quaint, coastal village. After he hires Serenity to decorate his new office, he’s drawn to the beautiful and enigmatic woman yet sees she’s haunted by a past she can’t escape. Wanting to help her, he begins to suspect one of his young patients may hold the key to unlocking Serenity’s secrets. Jackson follows his instincts and discovers the shocking truth, but how can he tell the woman he’s grown to love what he knows—and set her free—without compromising his professional ethics and losing her forever?

CATCHING SERENITY: A poignant story of faith, hope and love, and discovering the everyday miracles from an all-powerful God.

Author: JoAnn Durgin

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
94 reviews

The Sea Queen (The Dark Queens Book 1) by Jovee Winters

Calypso, Queen of the Seas, is mad. Spitting mad. Ghosts of the dead are fouling her waters. She wants this problem fixed, and she wants it fixed now. Rushing off in search of Hades, Lord of the Underworld, to demand answers, she’s soon shocked to discover him bound and standing trial before a jury of his peers—for nothing less than murder.

Calypso normally despises the beastly gods, all of them, but there’s something about seeing Hades bound as he is that gives her an evilly clever idea. Tired of being a virgin queen, she wishes to shed that boring image once and for all, and no one seems quite as fit for the task as the gorgeous and brooding Hades. Of course, there is the minor problem of murder to deal with, but Calypso is bound and determined to have her way.

And when a dark queen gets an idea, nothing and no one can stand in her way…

Author: Jovee Winters

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
133 reviews

Frat Party (Sisters In Law Book 1) by John Ellsworth and Jode Ellsworth

Lawyer Christine Susmann isn’t scared of a fight.

The decorated Iraq veteran has faced the worst humanity has to offer; her courtroom battles seem almost tame in comparison. That is until a case lands on her desk that isn’t like the others. Photos are circulating online of a young woman who has been drugged and raped at a local frat party. When it becomes known the victim is none other than the daughter of the district attorney, Susmann is asked to take on the case.

By doing so, she unwittingly triggers a series of events that will change her life forever.

The perpetrators will do anything to avoid jail time, including murder. And while fighting a foreign war is hard, seeing one’s family in the line of fire can paralyze even the toughest soldier. Christine has the law on her side, but she may need to take justice into her own hands to protect the ones she loves.

Fans of James Patterson’s Women’s Murder Club will love the Sisters in Law series, a legal thriller spinoff from the popular Thaddeus Murfee books by John Ellsworth.

Author: John Ellsworth and Jode Ellsworth

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
248 reviews

Shadows of the Past (Logan Point Book #1): A Novel by Patricia Bradley

Psychology professor and criminal profiler Taylor Martin prides herself on being able to solve any crime, except the one she wants most desperately to solve–the disappearance of her father twenty years ago. When she finally has a lead on his whereabouts, Taylor returns home to Logan Point, Mississippi, to investigate. But as she is stalking the truth about the past, someone is stalking her.Nick Sinclair pens mystery novels for a living, but the biggest mystery to him is how he can ever get over the death of his wife–a tragedy he believes he could have prevented. With his estranged brother the only family he has left, Nick sets out to find him. But when he crosses paths with Taylor, all he seems to find is trouble.Join the chase as this determined duo search the murky shadows of the past for the keys to unlocking the present and moving into a future filled with new hope and love. Readers will be swept into the sultry South in this debut novel from a promising and already award-winning writer.

Author: Patricia Bradley

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
194 reviews

Where Wildflowers Bloom (Sisters at Heart Book #1): A Novel by Ann Shorey

The War Between the States stole a father and brother from Faith Lindberg– as well as Royal Baxter, the man she wanted to marry. With only her grandfather left, she dreams of leaving Noble Springs, Missouri, and traveling west to Oregon to start a new life, away from the memories that haunt her. But first she must convince her grandfather to sell the family’s mercantile and leave a town their family has called home for generations.When Royal Baxter suddenly returns to town, Faith allows herself to hope that her dreams might come true. Does he truly love her? Or could another man claim her heart? Will she find that following her dreams may not mean leaving home after all?The characters in Where Wildflowers Bloom jump off the page and into the reader’s heart. Author Ann Shorey infuses her characters with the virtues and quirks that bring them fully alive as they search for contentment and love.

Author: Ann Shorey

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
367 reviews

Saved By You (The Islanders-Destiny Bay Romances Book 1) by Helen Conrad

DESTINY BAY ROMANCES-ISLANDERSby Helen Conrad, an award-winning, best-selling author (over 15 million books sold)Kane Carrington can’t resist a call for help from the girl he secretly loved in high school. He goes back to his Hawaiian home, only to find he’s still the “bad boy” to her golden girl image. But now he’s a man, not a boy and Annie Ventura can’t resist him. But does he have to destroy her memories of her dead husband in order to seal the deal?Contains love scenes.The books of this series are loosely connected.  Each can stand alone.  (Excerpt)Emotions were usually pretty deep with him. He didn’t like to let them get too near the surface. But for just a moment, he’d stopped and turned slowly, taking it all in, remembering a past that could never be again, missing it, missing home and actually feeling a slight stinging in his eyes. And that was when she got him.”Okay, you bastard, hold it right there. Don’t make a move.”At the same moment the voice hit him, both barrels of a shotgun were jammed very hard and very painfully into the small of his back, and he groaned in disbelief. He hadn’t even heard her coming up behind him. He shook his head. He was losing it.”I’d like to blast a hole right through you. How would you like that, you slime ball?””Hey, hold on just a minute…”The barrel jabbed him. “Don’t try to talk, dirt bag. Just start walking. I’m going to walk you right off my land, and then I’m going to call the cops. And the next time you come slinking around I’m going to blow your brains out. You got that?” She jabbed him again to get him going toward the road. “And you can tell Bart Carlson I’ll do the same for any other of his pathetic flunkies that he sends over here to screw up my life.”It took only one quick twist and a little leverage, and he had her on the ground, his big body holding hers down, the shotgun wrenched from her grasp and sent spinning in the dust.But that didn’t mean she gave up. Not by any means. She fought like a wildcat, spitting and scratching at him with fury. It took both his hands to hold down hers, and the full length of his body to hold her captive.”Cut it out, Annie,” he growled at her, annoyed that she wasn’t giving up even once she’d realized his superior strength. “I’m not going to hurt you.”The sound of her name was what seemed to still her for a moment. She stared up at him and he stared down at her, wondering if she had any idea that they had known each other before.She’d changed. But her hair was still blond, still a mass of shimmering tangles that seemed to go on forever. Her body was still slim and lithe, but there was a strength to her he wouldn’t have thought she would ever possess. She was still squirming beneath him, but it was beginning to feel good. He glanced at her cotton blouse, all askew and revealing the soft curve of her breast and a tiny strip of lace.”Don’t,” she spat at him fiercely.He looked up. Her face was older, naturally. The crystal blue eyes he remembered so vividly were wary, haunted by pain and struggle she couldn’t have dreamed of in her younger days. And she wasn’t laughing. In his memories, she was always laughing.There was no sign of recognition. Didn’t anybody remember him? Had he been erased from the minds of an entire community?

Author: Helen Conrad

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
132 reviews

A Fine Mess by Kristy K. James

What readers are saying about A Fine Mess

~ As a pastor, I have read many books that are called Christian, and a lot of them come off preachy or feel awkward if you just want to read a novel about Christian people living their lives. In this case, Kristy has overcome that, and has created a very believable story about real individuals.

~ This was a very sweet, refreshing Christian romance. Really liked the relationship between Annie and Ian and the fact that there was a lot of interaction and dialogue between the two. ~

~ I downloaded this book for free on my kindle, but I would go back and buy it if I had to. ~

She would sacrifice anything for those she loved…

Annie Blake put her life on hold to care for her mother when she was diagnosed with cancer. She didn’t consider it a sacrifice as much as a labor of love. But then she learns that her father has done something completely out of character, not to mention criminal, in a misguided attempt to save the life of his wife. Annie realizes she will have to give up more than just a job and an apartment this time. To save him from going to prison, she will have to give up her freedom.

His life was going according to plan – until the day she showed up…

The last thing Ian McCann expected was the bombshell the daughter of an employee dropped in his lap at the start of the three-day weekend. She needed help, and plenty of it. She also needed it immediately, and hoped he would be able to help. He knew that he could, he just wasn’t sure he was prepared to give what it would require to fix everything.

Author: Kristy K. James

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
94 reviews