Abuse by Nikki Sex and S.H. Beans

Bonjour, my name is André Chevalier. It has been my joy and my great honor to help those who have lost their way. Not long after I began my journey, I met two such wounded souls.

Renata Koreman, my little mouse. She came to me as a child—shy, mute, injured… broken. It took oh-so many years to start to bring her back to herself! Yet, I could not fully heal her.

Years later, Grant Wilkinson, he too fell into my hands. The ex-Army Ranger was badly disfigured and saw himself as a monster. Isolated by secrets, solitary and self-contained, his colleagues affectionately named him ‘Frosty.’ Yet, how should one behave when besieged by a lifetime of confusion and guilt?

The moment I saw him, I thought of her and I wondered. The eyes, they cannot always see clearly. And the heart? Ah, the heart can only guess at the truth. So it was that I remained uncertain.

Could the mouse and the monster heal each other?

Author: Nikki Sex and S.H. Beans

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
137 reviews

Reckless (The Reckless Series Book 1) by Holli True

When Hailey Covington arrived at the University of Oregon, her only goal was to survive her Freshman Year. But when she met Jonah Trabor, everything changed. Intrigued by the new mystery guy who understands her and makes her feel safe, Hailey soon finds herself tangled in a web of secrets and lies— with Jonah at the center of it all.

For Jonah, meeting Hailey is something he has waited a long time to do. Captivated by the beautiful girl who challenges him and makes him feel alive, Jonah knows he is playing with fire. But the more time he spends with her, the deeper he allows himself to fall into a world not meant for him— with Hailey at the center of it all.

Loving each other might be reckless, but they quickly learn that love isn’t hinged on a choice.

Author: Holli True

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
37 reviews

True Vines by Diana Strinati Baur

When the Italian countryside simply won’t leave your heart …

After the sudden death of her Italian winemaker husband, Meryl Michelli flees to her small hometown in Pennsylvania, looking to slam the door on heartache and trudge forward. But it’s never that simple, especially when old family ties have been strained by years of geographic and emotional distance. A chance encounter with a childhood friend brings back a betrayal she could never put to rest, and readjusting to life in the States in upper mid-life wears her thin in ways she never could have imagined. Just when Meryl feels she can’t go on, Providence steps in and gives her permission to completely fall apart. Only then can she finally manage to grieve both her magnanimous, flawed Francesco and the unforgettable country she left behind.
True Vines traverses the manicured rows of northern Italy’s majestic wine country and the winding path of Pennsylvania’s Delaware River as Meryl seeks to reconcile her past and her present. Several people on each side of the Atlantic guide her as she relives her own stories: a spirited sister-in-law, a petulant physician, a strong-willed landlady, a good-guy boss, a determined mother-in-law, an amazing flood survivor, a Senegalese English student, a young co-worker. Each recollection and encounter deepens Meryl’s insight into how to make peace with her new reality.
Saying goodbye to one existence allows Meryl to swing the door open to another as she weaves a new, uniquely beautiful tapestry that transports her to exactly the place in this short, sacred life she is meant to be.

Author: Diana Strinati Baur

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
63 reviews

Kingpin Wifeys, Season I, Part 6: A Starr Is Born by K. Elliott

In Part 6 Starr confronts Trey about the package and all his indiscretions. She is ultimately faced with a choice, whether to stay with the man that keeps breaking her heart, or leave. And if she leaves, where would she go? What would she do without his financial support and most importantly who will love her?

Mike brings the beef with Black to Black’s doorstep and could cost him someone very dear to him. Can the invincible Black stand the pressure of Mike and his goons or will he cave?

Shamari is running from the Feds and running out of time. His lawyer is urging him to turn himself in but he and Jada have better plans. Part 6 will leave you with a twist that will make you re-read the final chapter.

Author: K. Elliott

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
108 reviews

Sweetened With a Kiss (Self Made Men…Southern Style Book 1) by Lexxi Callahan and Sarah Frantz

Jen Taylor has loved Stefan Sellers all her life. When he surprised her with an engagement ring, she thought all her dreams were coming true. But when she discovers Stefan has an agenda that she never even suspected, she breaks off the engagement and goes to pastry school in Paris. Now she’s back in New Orleans, and she has no intention of marrying him for all the wrong reasons. She just has to convince him that marriage is a bad idea. If only she wasn’t having so much trouble convincing herself.

Stefan Sellers has waited years to make Jen his wife so when she wanted to go to pastry school, he decided a few more months wouldn’t matter. But six months later, the girl he picks up from the airport shows very little resemblance to the quiet, sweet girl he let fly away from him. The girl that came back from Paris is wearing five inch stilettos and waving an attitude that is laying waste to everything Stefan ever thought he knew about Jen. His calm, methodical approach to life is suddenly under siege and he can’t seem to keep his hands off her.

Set in New Orleans, Sweetened with a Kiss is a slightly steamy (well, it is New Orleans afterall) contemporary romance intended for mature audiences only.

new edition copy edited by Rahab Mugwanja.

Jennifer at RomanceNovelNews.com
“Every once in a while, I connect fully with a book, becoming so immersed in the story that the characters become people that I wish I knew. I hate it when I get to the end and have to say goodbye… I highly recommend this romance.”

Penny at Pennyromance.com
“I read this story TWICE over my vacation week…that’s how much I liked it. Very sexy, intense, push-and-pull chemistry between the H/h. Nice storyline, got me hooked right away…The ending was super satisfying.
I’m impressed this is an indie book.”

Author: Lexxi Callahan and Sarah Frantz

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
114 reviews

NAPOLEON (Layers of Veronica Series Book 1) by Emilia I. Rutigliano

Being the first book in the series, NAPOLEON begins the story of a modern day 35-year-old divorcee with looks, brains, children and designer shoes. As Veronica goes from day to day, the Universe deals her one situation after another… and she takes the opportunities.

If you’re looking for a “‘second chance guy meets girl, and though there are many hurdles, they overcome and live happily ever after” kind of a romance — don’t read this book. This one… is about life.

Welcome to Veronica’s World.

If you’re willing to accept that there is more than just “the one” for everyone, and if you believe in Angels and their Divine intervention in your daily life, come meet Veronica. What are you waiting for?

CAUTION: This Novel contains explicit sexual situations, legal jargon, designer clothing and many other fine things

Author: Emilia I. Rutigliano

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
44 reviews

Kingpin Wifeys, Season I, Part 5: Lani’s Dilemma by K. Elliott

In the long awaited Part 5, Lani mourns the loss of Chris. Questions arise about Black’s involvement. Was he or wasn’t he involved in Chris’ death? And if he was, what is Lani going to do about it? Meanwhile Shamari’s fighting a new case and Craig threatens to cut support from Jada. Trey has more unfinished business – he has to track down the girl that was arrested with Monte, to find out what exactly she’s been telling the Feds. But he is pleasantly surprised by the beautiful woman he finds.

Like the previous four stories, Part 5 is full of drama and intrigue that will have you turning the pages and gasping for air at the same time!

Author: K. Elliott

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
158 reviews

Playing for Love at Deep Haven by Katy Regnery

Violet Smith and Zach Aubrey have history……the kind of history he regrets and she wishes she could forget.She was the girl. The only girl. Ever.Nine years have passed since heavy-metal songwriter, Zach, slept with, then walked away from, his best friend, Violet. But that doesn’t change the fact that he’s never gotten over her.He shattered her heart.Despite the years that have passed, chick-lit novelist, Violet, vividly recalls the pain of Zach’s rejection, and hates that she’s never been able to completely let go of the brooding boy who turned his back on her.When the rocker and the writer find themselves thrown back together in a strange twist of fate, their chemistry is just as scorching as ever, but old wounds don’t just disappear. Even if Zach can explain why he walked away from Violet, can she find the courage to trust him again? Together they will discover if a love that broke them both is worth a second chance at forever.Playing songs, playing for keeps……Playing for Love at Deep HavenENCHANTED PLACES SERIESBook 1:   Playing for Love at Deep Haven (Zach Aubrey & Violet Smith)Coming soon…Book 2:   Restoring Love at Bolton Castle (Cora Aubrey & James Grace) Sept 2014Book 3:   Risking Love at Moonstone Manor (Sabrina Grace & Fitz Manion) 2015Book 4:   A Season of Love at Summerhaven (Brittany Manion & Hoyt Gilbert) 2015Book 5:   Learning to Love at Orient House (Hallie Gilbert & Manny Garcia) 2015Book 6:   Discovering Love at Homestead Heath (Luz Garcia & Taryn McAlpin) 2016Book 7:   Unexpected Love at Chateau-Sur-Mer (Kyla McAplin & Burr Tilley) 2016Book 8:   Loving Again at Capeside Cottage (Ellen Tilley & Cadogan Rhys) 2016

Author: Katy Regnery

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
206 reviews

The Bones of Others (Skye Cree, Book 1) by Vickie McKeehan

Some monsters live in your head. Not this one.

Brutalized as a young girl by a vile sexual predator, Skye Cree is a survivor. Guided by the visions of her mystical spirit guide to the whereabouts of abducted girls, she uses her unique abilities to turn her horrifying past into a positive force for justice. Fighting the demons that have haunted her for years, she trusts only in herself—until she falls hard for a man for the first time in her life. Now, discovering her abductor is back with a vengeance, she becomes locked in a deadly race against time to stop the horrors of an evil human-trafficking ring that threatens to tear her world—and her newfound love apart.

Author: Vickie McKeehan

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
294 reviews

Murder on the Hill (Cozy Murder Mystery) (Harley Hill Mysteries Book 1) by Kennedy Chase

“A really fun romantic mystery with lots of laughs, twists, and memorable characters. Harley Hill is my new favourite woman sleuth.”

Introducing the first Harley Hill womens sleuth murder mystery novel.
Look out London, there’s a new investigator in town! Harley Hill is a twenty-five year old woman in need of a new identity. Until now she’s been know as many things: Baker, Crazy Cat Lady, Thief, Bandit, The girl dressed like a ninja…

When she’s offered an investigative position at the Silvers Finders Agency, she decides it’s time to go straight. Her first case is to discover why a mysterious object was left behind at a jewelry store break-in. But when it turns into a murder case, Harley will need all her skills to find the killer and uncover the secret of the artifact.

With the help of her new friends, an inquisitive cat, and two sexy men, Harley faces a race against the clock to catch the murderer. If she fails, it won’t just be the job she loses—but her life.

“Set in London’s Notting Hill, the Harley Hill Mysteries are a blend of romantic mystery and suspense that promises a fast-paced, entertaining read.”

File Under: Women Slueths, Cozy Mystery, Romance Mystery, Murder Mystery.

Author: Kennedy Chase

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
289 reviews