Twice Begun by Reina Lisa Menasche and Mark A. Clements

It all begins in the closet.Paris Jablonski, wife, mother, social worker, and aspiring writer, is celebrating her seventh wedding anniversary when she uncovers a secret letter about her sexy French husband—and his girlfriend. The letter is in French, nearly incomprehensible, and so is the betrayal. How could she, an experienced mental health professional, have so misread her own life? After traveling to France to confront her husband, Paris returns to face wildfires, evacuations, and a new job with recovering addicts. And she finds herself attracted to the most unlikely candidate: a recovering alcoholic who also happens to be a client.In this heart-tugging story of love, loss and renewal, Paris Jablonski is a heroine whose street savvy must learn to take back seat to a wiser heart.

Author: Reina Lisa Menasche and Mark A. Clements

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
21 reviews

Lila Blue by Annie Katz

What would happen if you took a bright, neglected girl out of a marginal home and placed her in the perfect environment for healing and growth? Lila Blue, a heartwarming coming of age novel set on the Oregon Coast in the summer of 1985, answers that question. Cassandra feels lost when mother puts her on a Greyhound bus with nothing but a business card of a relative she’s never met. Imagine her surprise when she ends up perched on the edge of a magnificent beach with Lila Blue, a wise grandmother who welcomes her with open arms. During the next several weeks, Cassandra falls in love with her grandmother and with Rainbow Village, a caring community of artisans and eccentrics, and she envisions a rich, passionate life for herself in this new home. Now that Cassandra knows her true heart’s desire though, she fears her self-indulgent mother will take her back on a whim. If you love believable characters who grow through adversity to become independent, creative individuals, you’ll love Lila Blue.

For many years Annie Katz worked on the Oregon Coast as a barber, waitress, bookstore clerk, and college teacher. Her life there inspired the delightful characters and dramatic adventures of Rainbow Village, the fictional world of Lila Blue. Now Annie lives in Maui, where she loves reading, writing, singing, and playing on the beach. Aloha!

Author: Annie Katz

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
71 reviews

Love Unbound (Studio 1247) by Evelyn Adams

Cat loves her husband. Hes a sweet, tender man and a great father. Their private life is& fine. Between kids and careers, they dont have as much time as shed like, but she really cant complain. She is used to being in control at home, at school but lately some of the books shes been reading make her wonder what it would be like to surrender for a change and give control to the man she loves.

When Owen overhears his wifes book club, he gets a shade more than he bargained on. How is a sensitive, equal opportunity man supposed to dominate his strong, competent wife? Owen might not be your typical alpha male, but using his scientists mind and some careful planning, maybe he can turn his Cat into a kittenat least for the weekend.

Author: Evelyn Adams

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
30 reviews

Compromising Positions by Mary Whitney

We weren’t supposed to be friends. We weren’t even supposed to like each other.

I’m Michael Grath. I’ll admit I was elected to Congress on my Republican family history. I was out to make a name for myself, until I met Jessie Clark, a spitfire Democrat.

She’d be my nemesis, if I could just stop thinking about her. We’ve got nothing and everything in common, but our past divides us. She made one choice; I made another, and we can’t reconcile the two because it’s an issue that divides America as well.

So like I said, we weren’t supposed to be friends, we weren’t even supposed to like each other, and we certainly weren’t supposed to fall in love.

Author: Mary Whitney

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
79 reviews

Unraveling You (Unraveling You, #1) by Jessica Sorensen

Lyric Scott has always had a good life. Outgoing, spunky, and musically talented, she’s constantly surrounded by family and friends, yet she still feels there’s something missing.

Then she meets her new next-door neighbor Ayden Gregory. Mysterious, sweet, and sad, Ayden is the exact opposite of Lyric and exactly what she needs to fill the void in her life.

Ayden has been through more than most people and believes his life is always going to be rocky, so when he’s suddenly adopted by the Gregorys, he’s thrown for a turn. But even with a new, loving family, he still finds himself haunted by the memories of his old life. The only true breath of fresh air is when he’s with his best friend, Lyric Scott.

As Lyric and Ayden grow closer, the lines of their friendship start to blur. But when Ayden’s past unexpectedly pushes its way into his new life, their friendship and newfound attraction will be tested.

**A novel about Ella and Micha’s daughter and Lila and Ethan’s son from The Secret Series. However, this series can be read on its own.**

Author: Jessica Sorensen

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
111 reviews

Party Crashers (A Body Movers Novel) by Stephanie Bond

Free ParTay Super Free Friday!  PARTY CRASHERS will be FREE today, Jan 30th, until 3:00 PM Eastern ONLY!  If you like PARTY CRASHERS, you might also like these other FREE books:Vampire Lies, Once upon a time there lived a vampire with wings and the genie who loved her…By RaShelle Workman.    Robin Hood Hacker Collection, A code written in unbreakable Angelic script. The resurgence of the Black Death. Can an FBI Agent and the Robin Hood Hacker save the world? By Carolyn McCray.     To enter to win a Kindle and $25 worth of Amazon gift cards, simply visit MarathonReads.com and sign up for our newsletter!___________________________No invitation, no alibi…Jolie Goodman is a perennial good girl–which is how she wound up selling shoes at Neiman Marcus during the holiday season: She walked out on her brokerage job because her boss asked her to do something unethical. Now she’s trying to start her own brokerage firm in Atlanta at the worst possible time. Also pressing on her mind is the fact that her boyfriend of the last few months is missing…along with her car. With problems piling on, she manages to make a new friend at work, but too late she realizes her gal pal Carlotta Wren is a serial party crasher–which is fun…at first. But no one’s laughing when a body turns up at an upscale party they’ve crashed and they’re the only people who weren’t supposed to be there! Jolie vows she’ll never crash another party…if she gets out of this mess alive.Reviews:”PARTY CRASHERS is a fun, stand-out example of the romantic suspense genre.” -Book Loons”This is one of Stephanie Bond’s best books to date, and her narrative sizzles with just the right blend of senuality, mystery, and humor. There should be a notice on her books: For a really GOOD time, read Stephanie Bond!” -AOL Romance Fiction Forum”For a book that will keep you guessing until the finish, be sure not to miss PARTY CRASHERS.” -Romance Reviews Today”Ms. Bond has created an amusing romantic suspense. Her characters are lively, creative and daring, and the plot moves smoothly and quickly. Soon you find yourself laughing while also worrying for Jolie’s safety. A truly enjoyable read.” -The Best Reviews”Suspense, mystery and some humor successfully blend in this intriguing romance.” -Romantic Times Book Reviews”Bond lays on the laughs with such enthusiasm that “comic suspense” might be a better description [of the book].” -Publishers Weekly

Author: Stephanie Bond

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
396 reviews

Love Aches – Book 1 (Young Adult Seduction Series) by J.S. Luxor

After falling for each other on an elevator, during a 7.0 earthquake, Joanna and Tristan struggle to make their relationship work. They confront challenges from his former escorts, abductions engineered by family members, and unanticipated road trips.Tristan’s anxiety disorder gets stoked in ways that few could imagine. Come along for the developments that push both lovers to new lows and highs.

Author: J.S. Luxor

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
21 reviews

Night Shitf: Hospital romantic Comedy by L. L. Fine and Julie Phelps

Pulp Fiction meets Grey’s Scrubs.

When Moses, a miserable, aging orderly in a public hospital, starts his graveyard shift, he never expects it to be the one that will change his world forever. Yet, the following bizarre eight hours do exactly that – thus exposing the terrible secret that he has kept hidden for twenty-five years, and pushing him, screaming and cursing, into the arms of the secret love of his life.

This hilarious book begins with a bang (literally), and then just picks up the pace. It sweeps you to the hallucinatory, filthy, behind-the-scenes areas of an urban hospital, with doctors from hell, nurses who live in one, hospital thieves, scary hospital urban legends and patients that… well, have it coming. Join this minute-by-minute rollercoaster journey from the ER to the morgue, from painfully funny moments to the heart-achingly touching.

The book is based on the real life experience of the author during his time as an orderly who meets his wife in exactly the insane way described here.

A must read for anyone who considers going to a hospital – or working in one.

Author: L. L. Fine and Julie Phelps

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
63 reviews

Delusions of Grandeur: A Novel (Shattered Delusions Book 1) by Buck Winthrop

When aspiring writer Byron Hanolan meets Alexandra Bass, one America’s top models, it is love at first sight. But Alexandra’s domineering mother, Charlotte, is determined she marry William Ainsworth, heir to one of New York’s wealthiest banking families. After Charlotte’s ruthless web of deception backfires, Alexandra flees to a brand new life and stardom in Hollywood. Byron sets out to write the Great American Novel but instead, becomes head writer of Harbor Hills, a TV soap opera on the brink of cancellation with a cast of characters proving fact is stranger than fiction.Years later, when a twist of fate reunites the former lovers on the set of Harbor Hills, reality and make-believe become blurred when the shocking secret that has kept them apart draws the stars of TV’s hottest show into a dangerous game of revenge and murder.

Author: Buck Winthrop

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
57 reviews

Nobody’s Side Piece by Niyah Moore

Mylah is so in love with Romello that she would never expect him to cheat on her. Regardless of what the streets say, she trusts him. Plus, she ain’t nobody’s side piece and he would be crazy to mess up what they got going. Romello is so concerned with taking over the whole TL region, that he doesn’t realize just how much Mylah is onto his every move. Not only does she find a way to get revenge on him for cheating, but she hits him with another fatal surprise. Sleeping with the enemy has never been so sweet.

Author: Niyah Moore

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
83 reviews