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SPARKS LIKE OURS
by Melissa Brayden
Gia Malone wants one thing and one thing only: to be the best surfer in the world. Her biggest obstacle is the annoyingly perky Elle Britton. Not only is Elle number one in the rankings, she’s also a fan favorite. But there’s a lot about Elle that Gia never noticed, like her surprising sense of humor and picture-perfect mouth.
Elle Britton is tired. After tournaments, fan meet-ups, and nonstop media requests, all she wants in the world is a little peace and quiet. But with Gia Malone closing in on her ranking, she has to surf her best. When the media picks up the story of their neck and neck status, Elle finds herself forced further into the spotlight, this time alongside Gia, the knockout with the killer shred and sexy smile.
It’s not long before there’s no denying the chemistry on and off the beach. But only one can win…
Olivia Dawson is in the midst of a creative slump when her interior design team nets a big contract that could change everything. Alongside her co-worker, best friend and ex-lover Reagan, Olivia accepts the challenges the new contract offers her: a chance to reignite her passion and the opportunity to step outside of her comfort zone.
Savannah Quinn fled her last life in a hurry and started fresh in a new city, at a new job, without any of her past in the rear view. Her new position as corporate liaison to Olivia and her team is exactly the distraction she is looking for. She doesn’t have to settle into her empty apartment if she’s never there, right?
Long days in strange cities bring Olivia and Savannah closer, but keeping their growing attraction a secret from Olivia’s coworkers and unexpectedly jealous ex-lover Reagan feels impossible. When Savannah has to choose between Olivia or her career, she makes a decision that changes both of their lives forever.
CLAIRE AND THE LADY BILLIONAIRE
by Giselle Fox
Also available in Kindle Unlimited
With the summer half gone and more challenges on the table, Claire faces her life in Singapore by helping where she can. Despite Camille’s best efforts, Vermillion Global is in trouble, and John’s health is much too fragile to risk asking for his aid.
Then, when things start looking hopeful, Bryce resurfaces on social media and Claire must decide if she can put their past to rest.
Also available in Kindle Unlimited
In the highly anticipated follow-up to #She, two years have passed since Maya and Taylor ended their summer love affair. They are both living two different lives, with Maya living her dream as an emerging superstar and Taylor working for a design and marketing firm in New York City.
While Maya is living single and enjoying the celebrity lifestyle, Taylor is in a new relationship with a co-worker and all is right with the world. However, when professional circumstances force them back into each other’s lives, they are forced to come face to face with the demons they attempted to bury long ago. Confusion leads to a whirlwind of dishonesty, betrayal, mistrust and the feelings of shame that come along with all of those things.
When their two worlds collide once more, there is no shortage of heartache, frustration, joy and pain. Follow Maya and Taylor on a journey from both of their points of view as they come to terms with their feelings and finally decide whether they should be together or part ways for good.
LEARNING TO WALK AGAIN
Scarred Book 5
by S. L. Kassidy
In the final installment of the Scarred series, Nicole and Danny are going through life changes with their families, friends, and new people in their lives. Nicole is about to finish school and feels the pressure to decide if she’s ready to seek out a new career in the unknown or to keep her stable position. Danny gets a job and doesn’t expect the stress that comes with it. Their relationship strains under the evolution. How much can they take before they shatter and break? Can their family and friends help them pull it together or will seemingly good things be the ones to destroy them?
Artist Clay Cahill retreats to her hometown of Pine Cone, Georgia, when she’s betrayed by a woman she thought cared and the pressure of the New York City art world becomes too much. Setting paints aside, she takes a job at her grandfather’s garage seeking the restorative comfort of small town life where women are sweet and life flows as slow as molasses.
Manhattan art gallery owner River Hemsworth is preparing for a show when she’s informed her aunt has bequeathed her a local gallery in Pine Cone, a place where the idea of fashion is anything with a Carhartt label. En route to review inventory and unload the property quickly, River wrecks her car and Clay comes to her rescue.
If River can convince Clay to start painting again, she may be able to pull off the show that will make her career and quench the desires she never expected to feel again.
Renowned composer and lyricist Giselle Bonnaire suffers from anxiety disorder and agoraphobia. She needs a driver and housekeeper or she won’t be able to work. Tierney Edwards, a restless, wandering soul, is on the move again, never staying in one place more than a few months. The two women are each other’s opposites, one nomad and one recluse, but when destiny places them together, their mutual attraction can’t be denied.
Giselle knows her heart will break when Tierney moves on again. But Tierney has never felt so at home, which scares her. Can these women, so bruised by life and experience, find a way to break free of the past—or will they have to say good-bye?
THE LAST TIME I SAW HER
by Kathleen Knowles
At seventeen Lane Hudson had her heart broken by the first woman she ever loved. Fifteen years later Alison Bickford is back and they’re working the same music festival in rural Georgia. Her feelings are complicated and regrets weigh her down. When the line between past and present, memory and reality starts to blur, Lane knows the spark hasn’t died.
She only has twelve days to win back Alison’s heart. That is if she can gather the courage to try.
Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Melanie has spent her entire life working her way up in the world. By day, she studies at law school, and by night, she serves drinks at an exclusive club to afford her tuition. But the hard-working Melanie will never admit her true desire: to escape from her fast-paced, high-pressure life, if only for a moment.
When Melanie meets Vanessa, a glamorous executive and a regular at the club, she is drawn to the enigmatic black-haired woman. Vanessa is relentless in pursuing what she wants–and what she wants is Melanie. Soon, Melanie finds herself caught up in Vanessa’s sensual games of submission.
Melanie insists that her affair with Vanessa remains purely physical. But as her limits are tested, so is the line between lust and love. When ghosts from the past reappear, both women must face their deepest fears. Can Melanie surrender her everything to Vanessa, or will old wounds prove too great?
PERFECT LITTLE WORLDS
by Clifford Mae Henderson
Lucy can’t hold the secret any longer. Twenty-six years ago, her sister did the unthinkable.
Portland, Oregon, 1989: Lucy Mustin, living somewhat happily, pumping out wedding cakes for starry-eyed heterosexuals while she, a lesbian, can’t legally marry, is called upon to travel to Santa Cruz to help her autistic sister, Alice, care for their Alzheimer’s-afflicted mother. She knew the call was coming sooner or later. She’d just hoped it would be later. Mother issues. The possibility that resolution might be lost to dementia is a heartbreak she doesn’t feel like feeling.
Santa Cruz, California, one week later: a trip to the family bakery ups the ante tenfold when the Loma Prieta/World Series Earthquake, racking up a whopping 7.1 on the Richter scale, traps the sisters below ground. There, Alice reminds Lucy of a promise made to their mother many years ago, a promise she plans to keep.
HERS TO PROTECT
by Nicole Disney
Romance / Intrigue & Thriller
Kaia Sorano is a police officer in the dangerous and gang dominated streets of Chicago. She thinks she’s prepared for anything, but when she responds to a bloody domestic violence call, only to find her high school sweetheart is the victim, she knows she has to find a way to help.
When Adrienne Contreras’s mother moved her to the south side of Chicago at seventeen, she quickly saw her safe life and idealistic love with Kaia replaced with poverty, crime, and violence. Now twenty-seven, Adrienne is dating Gianna, a high-ranking member of a brutal gang. She has the streets figured out, but the first rule is to never talk to cops, even one she used to be in love with.
As their attraction grows into love, Adrienne and Kaia struggle to see past the changes in each other and escape Gianna and the gang, who have threatened both their lives.
Intrigue & Thriller
A car lies crashed below a Welsh mountain road. One of the young women inside it is dead, the other badly injured, with no memory of who she is or what just happened. All she has is a bus pass showing her photograph and a name she doesn’t recognise.
As she struggles to recover from her injuries, a startling revelation shatters everything she thought she knew, forcing her into an uneasy alliance with Detective Bronwen Pryce. With danger closing in from all sides, the two women must work together to uncover the truth—even if it kills them.
Landry Donovan’s ordered world has been turned inside out. Her best friend and fellow Pulsus employee, Jacqulyn Delaney, has gone rogue back in 2035. She’s intent on taking over Pulsus and changing the past to suit her future, and she’s proven she’ll even go through Landry to make it happen.
Landry must go back to 2035 and finish their original mission to save the biophysicist, Muniz, from the vicious serial killer, Nelida Staton. She’s also been tasked with the secondary mission to put a stop to Delaney’s hostile takeover. Her help comes in the form of government agent, Brooke Jackson, who has an agenda of her own. Angry and betrayed, Landry still wonders if she can save Delaney, or if she’ll have to pay the ultimate price. And then there’s Jade, her beautiful, strong girlfriend. Can Landry really have it all, or is she putting Jade’s heart, and life, at risk?
When the inevitable battle with Delaney finally comes around, will Landry act with her heart or her head?
LOVE, MONEY, BETRAYAL
by Helen Dunn
Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Britney Dalton isn’t exactly a good girl. Now she’s gotten herself under the thumb of a powerful mobster who wants her to commit a certain crime for him.
Do it or be killed seems the likely outcome.
On top of all that—Britney wants desperately to protect Layne Rodgers, with whom she has gotten recently involved.
Twists and turns a-plenty in this one!
LOVE WITHOUT LIMITS
Pink Bean Series: Book 7
by Harper Bliss
narrated by Angela Dawe
Changing the rules can open your mind.
Caitlin James and Josephine Greenwood have been happily in love and committed to each other for over a year. Josephine has shed her insecurities, and her musical star is on the rise, while Caitlin hosts her own television show under the supervision of a new intriguing boss.
When Josephine starts the conversation about opening up their relationship, Caitlin is faced with a shift in the power balance between them. Together, they embark on a sometimes scary but always thrilling journey to discover who they both truly are.
Can Caitlin still practice what she has always preached? And will Jo be able to find her own way in their unconventional relationship?
Contains mature themes.
narrated by Daniela Acitelli
There are two types of people who can’t look you in the eyes: someone trying to hide a lie and someone trying to hide their love.
Addie Blake’s life isn’t black and white—more like a series of short bursts of color that sustain her until the next eruption. She isn’t a ladder-climber in the corporate world. Instead, she works long hours at the office and even at home, something her mechanic girlfriend, Drake Hogan, can’t stand. If Addie can’t focus on Drake, then Drake finds arm candy that will. After a long week of late nights and a series of text-messaged demands, each one a bigger bomb than the last, Addie has had enough of her Motor Girl.
Greyson Hollister inhabits a world where everything is either black and white, or money green. She’s a polished, certified workaholic. As head of Integrated Financial, she has built the ladder others want to climb. Now she intends to attend a business mixer to confront a rumormonger and kill merger rumors involving her company.
Detective Nancy Hill, the lead detective on the Elevator Rapist task force, has just been called in to investigate an attack at Integrated Financial. She can’t quite put her finger on it, but something doesn’t add up with this latest assault, and Greyson Hollister isn’t exactly lending a helping hand.
A storm’s brewing on the horizon. Can Addie and Greyson weather it, or will it blow them over?
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