Happy Tuesday friends!! Here’s this week’s recap list of new releases, sales, and my latest reviews + recommendations. Some books I can’t wait to dive into are Fisher’s Light by Tara Sivec (currently reading & loving!!), Revved by Samantha Towle (bad boy race car driver + mechanic), Falling by Barbara Elsborg (I don’t read many M/M romances but this one caught my eye), Never Gonna tell by Sarah M Ross (YA romantic suspense), Kulti by Mariana Zapata (sports romance), Decker’s Wood by Kirsty Dallas (porn star teehee!), and Getting Dirty by Mia Storm (kinky, taboo-ish NA romance). Check ’em out!

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  • Fisher’s Light by Tara Sivec – CURRENTLY READING & LOVING!! Bringing this new release to the top of my list because I am completely wrapped up in this book, like forget to eat and pee kind of wrapped up. I’m halfway through and it’s a 5 star read for me so far. Emotional, full of feels, just the kind of story that’s sure to break your heart but mend it by the time it’s over. I can’t wait to read more!!
  • Manwhore by Katy Evans – I know a lot of y’all were waiting on this one!! This is the first book in a brand new series from her where a reporter desperate to keep her job agrees to do a piece on the enigmatic billionaire hero but falls in love with him in the process. It’s steamy and scandalous  “What happens when the man they call Saint, makes you want to sin?”
  • Dark Light series by SL Jennings – all the books in her Dark Light series (3 full length novels + 1 novella) together and it’s on sale for $2.99! This is a completed NA paranormal romance series. “And then there’s magic. Freakin’ magic. There’s no way that legend could have a place in her less than exciting life. So why after twenty years of utter obscurity do her adopted parents hit her with the ton of bricks that is her true identity? And how the heck is she supposed to accept all this and become what she was truly created to be?”
  • Awakening You by Jessica Sorensen – 3rd book in her Unraveling You series (YA romance)
  • Falling by Barbara Elsborg – M/M romance! I read the blurb and sounds like both our heroes suffered in the past (one served time in prison for a crime he didn’t commit and the other got out of a bad relationship)
  • Revved by Samantha Towle – bad boy race car drive + mechanic romance!!!
  • Captive by Brighton Walsh – suspenseful NA romance! I liked this one (here’s my review).
  • Never Gonna Tell by Sarah M Ross – this YA romantic suspense read really caught my eye: “My name is Reagan Wilcox: high school senior by day, kick-ass investigative journalist by night. I’ve always loved observing people—especially when they think no one is paying attention. I thought I was ready to cover any story. Work any angle. Nothing could have prepared me for what happened that night. I wasn’t ready for what I saw. And I certainly wasn’t ready for him. I always knew I’d write the headlines. Now, I just might become one.” <– yikes! I’m intrigued!
  • After Dark by M. Pierce
  • Easy With You by Kristen Proby
  • That Time with Sugar by Tess Oliver – This one’s a NA standalone romance about two characters with addiction problems. “All-around bad boy, and twenty-five-year-old heir to the Jameson fortune, Tommy Jameson, knows three things: His family is disappointed in him…Overcoming his addictions won’t necessarily crush his vices…He is wildly in love with Sugar Scarborough, a girl who is dealing with her own addictions and an insatiable need to please.”
  • Flirting with Fire by Kate Meader – firefighter hero!!
  • Takedown by Cari Quinn – second chance military romance!
  • The Record of My Heart by Georgina Guthrie
  • Taking the Fall by W. Ferraro
  • Kulti by Mariana Zapata – sports romance!! “When the man you worshiped as a kid becomes your coach, it’s supposed to be the greatest thing in the world. Keywords: supposed to…she isn’t prepared for this version of [the hero] who shows up to her team’s season…Nothing could have prepared her for the man she got to know…This was going to be the longest season of her life.”
  • One Last Sin by Georgia Cates
  • Doves for Sale by Lila Felix – woah check out this blurb! Sounds intense O_O “Love isn’t crazy. Love isn’t a degree of insanity. Love is sanity at its purest. It forces your soul to make a rational choice—a choice to make another person’s happiness your priority, to allow them access to your heart and soul. Letting Ezra go was choosing to love him. Letting him go was the best way you knew how to choose his joy over your own. I can see it in both of you. This love isn’t one that will go down without a fight.”
  • Fall Out Girl by L. Duarte
  • From Within by JM Walker – another book that grabbed my attention! “We live. We love. We die. He is my ultimate undoing. She is my strength. He will destroy me. She will make me whole. I need him more than the control that he craves. I need her more than I need my next breath. He knows me. She sees me. As much as I want to, I can’t let him in. As much as I’ve tried, I can’t let her go. Together, we need him.” <– whaa?? who is this him? O_O
  • Turtle Bay by Tiffany King – This one’s a YA romance! The heroine and her family move to a small town for a new start, except a few bad choices and a party later, she’s slapped with a harsh community service sentence and is paired to work with the hero, a local lifeguard who immediately dislikes her for trashing the environment he loves. But after working together for a while both start to see past their first assumptions about each other..
  • Hard by Cheryl McIntyre – this book sounds thrilling!! “I have been staring at her for three months. Watching her. Memorizing her. For ninety-two days, I’ve looked into those lifeless green eyes. And for ninety-two days she has inspired me in ways I never knew possible. A muse, unbeknownst to her. Motivating me. Encouraging my darkest desires. I’m a man who knows what he wants. And what I want is the beautiful and broken Holland Howard. My name is Jensen Payne—photographer, autocrat, lecher, Scopophiliac. I am who I am and I will not—cannot—change.”
  • American Savages by JJ McAvoy
  • Getting Dirty by Mia Storm ($.99) – This one’s a kinky, slightly taboo NA romance. “When twenty-five-year-old graduate assistant Caiden Brenner asked Blaire Leon how old she was, she said she was a senior. He chose to believe she meant in college…But it turns out Blaire hasn’t been totally honest. She’s the seventeen-year-old valedictorian of her high school class…Will Caiden get too deeply into Blaire to back away before he finds out the truth? Or will their connection be enough to seduce him into risking his entire future on Jail Bait?”
  • Divergent (#1), Insurgent (#2), and Allegiant (#3) by Veronica Roth are ALL on sale!! I 5 star loved the first book and look forward to continuing this series, especially with the recent release of the Insurgent movie
  • Dissident by Cecilia London ($.99) – described to me as ‘political dystopian intellectual smut.’ LOL!
  • Shopping for a Billionaire full series by Julia Kent ($.99) – this completed romantic comedy series sounds hilarious! “Ever meet a hot billionaire while your hand’s in a toilet in the men’s room of one of his stores? No? So it really is just me. Hmm. When you’re a mystery shopper, you get paid to humiliate yourself, all in the name of improving customer service. Romance isn’t in my job description. But the day I met Declan McCormick it was love at first flush (LOL @ first flush). Until I nearly castrated him with my EpiPen. How Hot Guy and Toilet Girl became an item involves my crazy mom, a trip to the ER, my homicidal cat, my fake wife, and true love. Don’t look at me like that. I’m just doing my job. I’m shopping for a billionaire.”
  • Tyler’s Undoing (#1), Ryley’s Revenge (#2), Paxton’s Promise (#3), and Camden’s Redemption (#4) by LP Dover are all $.99 each! These are MMA fighter romances.
  • Outside the Ropes by Ashley Claudy ($.99) – fighter romance!! Both the hero and heroine are fighters this time  “Regan Sommers spent her life fighting. Fighting foster parents, kids in the group home, and classmates. But the night she has to fight for her life changes everything. Now, she’s fighting for money in the ring, and from the first punch she’s addicted. Every addiction has a price though, and this one is the gym’s star boxer Gage Lawson…”
  • Alarm by Shay Savage ($2.99) – I read this one and really liked it – it’s different from her usual fast-paced, action-packed stories and more of a NA romance where the characters go through a self-discovery process (here’s my review).
  • Ten Below Zero by Whitney Barbetti ($.99) – this one’s on my TBR! The heroine is indifferent and detached from everything and everyone after suffering from scars from an attack she doesn’t remember. “The only emotion I feel with any kind of depth is annoyance, and I feel it often. A text message sent to the wrong number proves to be my undoing. His name is Everett, but I call him rude. He’s pushy, he’s arrogant, he crowds my personal space, and worst of all: he makes me feel.”
  • Rule (#1), Jet (#2), and Rome (#3) by Jay Crownover are on sale! Books 1 and 2 are $.99 each, book 3 is $1.99. If you love NA romances with reformed bad boys, check these out!
  • Afraid to Fall by W. Ferraro ($.99)
  • Decker’s Wood by Kirsty Dallas ($.99) – teehee! Every time I read the blurb for this book it puts a smile on my face. The hero is a porn star and lovin’ every minute of it, and he doesn’t count on the heroine who’s his best friend’s cousin to knock him off his feet. “What will the prince of porn do? The girl or the career?”
  • Cloak & Dagger by Nenia Campbell ($.99) – if you love dark romances this sounds like a good one! The (anti) hero is a ruthless assassin sent to tie up loose ends when a hacker breaks into his organization’s mainframe, but he doesn’t count on being stumped by the heroine who’s the hacker’s daughter!
  • Jake Undone by Penelope Ward ($.99)
  • Fiancee for Hire by Tawna Fenske ($.99) – sounds like a fun one! The hero is on a top secret government mission to complete a covert arms deal in Mexico, but in order to keep up his facade he needs a fiancee, and that’s where the badass vet heroine comes in…“Love wasn’t part of the plan, but the deeper [they] fall into their ruse, the more danger they attract, until more than just their hearts are on the line…”
  • Release Me by J Kenner ($1.99) – 1st book in the Stark trilogy & an erotic, emotionally charged romance “between a powerful man who’s never heard “no” and a fiery woman who says “yes” on her own terms.”
  • Perfect series by Alison Bailey ($.99) – all 3 books in this angsty NA romance series in 1 bundle!
  • Joseph Fallen by MS Willis ($.99) – one of my favorite dark reads to date!! This is the prequel to her Estate series and I recommend reading Madeleine, Abducted first.
  • Bullet (#1), Rock Bottom (#2), and Feverish (#3) by Jade C. Jamison are all $.99 each! These are intense, gritty rockstar romances.
  • Contessa by Lori L. Otto ($.99) – mature YA romance & the first in the Choisie series. “When she was four, a generous couple welcomed orphan Olivia Sophia into their lives. As she grew up, her parents made good decisions for her, raising “Livvy” to be an intelligent and creative young girl. Now sixteen, three people influence many of her choices: her first love, her second father, and a third man who speaks to her through his artwork…”
  • Assumptions by Melanie Codina ($1.99) – sports romance with a heroine who’s a physical therapy assistant and a soccer playing hero.
  • Thin Love (#1) and My Beloved (#1.5) by Eden Butler are $.99 each!! I ADORED these books. They’re angsty, deeply passionate second chance romances that’ll have your heart racing and your attention glued to the pages. Don’t miss this sale! Here’s my review for book 1 and here’s my review for the novella.
  • Chasing Serenity (#1), Behind the Pitch (#1.5), Finding Serenity (#2), and Claiming Serenity (#3) by Eden Butler are also all $.99 each! These are interconnected NA romance standalones.
  • Hate – A Love Story by Laurel Curtis ($.99) – This one’s a standalone! “Roses are red, Violets are blue. Life can be messy, And love can be too. Most people say that it’s not important where you’re going, but instead, how you get there. Unfortunately for me, the journey to love was absolutely agonizing. Love and Hate wrestled with my life day after day, year after year, and the only way to stop it was to let one of them win. Which one? I fought to love harder. But I loathe my love story.”
  • Strictly Temporary 1 ($.99) and Strictly Temporary 2 ($.99) by Ella Fox are both $.99! These books follow the romance between a small town girl with big dreams and high hopes and a city boy disillusioned with relationships.
  • Just One Night by Lauren Layne ($.99) – 3rd book in her Sex, Love, & Stiletto series and a romantic comedy, ‘I’m-in-love-with-my-brother’s-best-friend’ romance. I really adored the 4th book in this series and can’t wait to read this one and the others!
  • Remember When 2 by T. Torrest ($.99) – This is the second book in her wonderfully written, nostalgia-inducing Hollywood romance series filled with fun ’90s references, and is a completed trilogy. I loved these books!
  • Dust to Dust (#1), Wished Away (#2), and His Jar of Hearts (#3) by S.P. Cervantes are on sale! The first book is FREE, the 2nd and 3rd are $.99 each. These are interconnected standalone reads.
  • The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins ($6.49) – $3 price drop! This is a psychological thriller on my TBR. Every day, the heroine takes the same commuter train that stops at this one spot where she sees the same couple out on a deck. “And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?”
  • Into the Deep by Samantha Young ($.99) – I noticed this is still on sale for $.99. If you haven’t gotten it/haven’t read it yet, I recommend bumping it up on your TBR. This author always combines the right amount of angst, steam, romance, and humor to deliver an addicting read. This book is one of my top favorites!
  • Music of the Heart by Katie Ashley ($.99) – This one’s a NA rockstar romance that I really enjoyed! It’s pretty sweet, and follows the romance about a girl who was supposed to join her brother’s band, but hops onto the wrong tour bus and ends up with the hero’s band teehee! “Can a sweetheart Country songstress and a bad boy of Rock N Roll actually have a future together?”
  • Truth or Dare by Mira Lyn Kelly ($.99) – This is the enemies to lovers one where the hero and heroine are next-door neighbors and their relationship starts off rocky. “He and [the heroine] can’t stop fighting—and that’s just the beginning…the last thing he needs is his neighbor distracting him with her girl-next-door smile and sharp tongue.” 
  • Captive by Brighton Walsh – new release and my last read! I liked this one, even though it was so different from what I thought it would be (here’s my review).
  • Little Peach by Peggy Kern – recent release and my latest TOP recommendation!! It’s not a romance of any kind and it’s a realistic fiction meant to bring awareness about prostitution. I believe everyone needs this book (here’s my review).
  • Manwhore by Katy Evans – new release and a steamy first book in a new series from her! Overall I liked this one (here’s my review) and I’m also looking forward to reading the sequel too!
  • Pocketful of Sand by M. Leighton – recent release that I couldn’t wait to read! It sounded like an epic romance, but sadly, it was an epic fail for me (here’s my review). I am in the very, very small minority who didn’t like it though, so give it a try if you were interested before!
  • Wild Reckless by Ginger Scott – recent release and TOP recommendation!!! I absolutely adored this book and it’s the perfect choice if you’re in the mood for a dark, angsty read. One of my favorite YA romances for sure (here’s my review).
  • Confess by Colleen Hoover – recent release! This wasn’t a full winner for me, but it’s a book with a lot of beauty and so much to offer. Not my favorite book of CoHo’s but I’m still a fan nevertheless (here’s my review).
  • The Contradiction of Solitude by A. Meredith Walters <– this book totally messed with my mind! Be warned that this is NOT a romance, just a pure psychological thriller. I didn’t know how to rate it with so many conflicting thoughts (here’s my review).
  • The Trouble with Love by Lauren Layne <– OMG this book!! Another winner for me – 4.5 stars – and it’s a book that’ll make you fall in love with the idea of love. Complete and total escapism and by the time I was done I just had this warm, happy book feeling…(here’s my review) TOP recommendation!!
  • Becoming Rain by K.A. Tucker <– I loved this romantic suspense read!! Clever, suspenseful, and surprisingly there were moments of deep emotion too. Definitely a TOP recommendation (here’s my review)
  • The Deal by Elle Kennedy <– TOP recommendation!! This was seriously one of the best college romances I’ve ever read (here’s my review). Or better yet, don’t read my review. Just DIVE RIGHT IN and experience the whole thing for yourself
  • Before Jamaica Lane by Samantha Young <– an oldie from over a year ago but definitely a goodie! This is a TOP recommendation and it was such a FUN, steamy, and feel-good friends to lovers romance! Definitely will be making my favorites list for this year (here’s my review)
  • Until We Fly by Courtney Cole <– TOP recommendation!! Why did I wait so long to read this one?! Either way, I’m glad I finally read it because this NA romance was gripping, it was unputdownable, and I didn’t want it to end when it did. Highly recommend!! (here’s my review)
  • Shug by Jenny Han <– this was a re-read for me, and one of my favorite YA books!! I’m amazed that after seven years since I last read it, it still affects me and makes an impact. 5 stars and a book I’d recommend to everyone – you, your teenage kids, your friends, etc…(here’s my review)
  • The Hooker & the Hermit by LH Cosway & Penny Reid <– TOP recommendation and a 5 star read for me! Such a fun, fresh, and quirky book – you won’t find a more wonderful, full-of-heart story to fall in love with (here’s my review)
  • Hero by Samantha Young <– favorite and recommendation!! This enemies-to-lovers office romance was fun, sexy, and at-times emotional! It had the perfect amount of angst and swoon (here’s my review)
  • Trade Me by Courtney Milan <– favorite and recommendation! I really loved this NA romance. It was unique (couple pairing), had such whip-smart writing, and both characters were so likeable. I’d recommend it! (here’s my review)
  • Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler <– TOP recommendation and a 5 star read for me! Just thinking about this book is making my eyes water. I took a chance on this one and I strongly encourage you all to do the same (here’s my review)
  • Sweet Fall by Tillie Cole <– a TOP recommendation!! This NA romance is one of the darkest and emotionally heavy stories I’ve read in a long while, but it was exactly what I was in the mood for. It also made me ugly cry and I’m just blown away by the amount of emotion it evoked….if you’re looking for a standalone romance guaranteed to make you FEEL, try this one! (here’s my review)
  • Dear Emily (#1) and Dear Tabitha (#2) by Trudy Stiles <– TOP recommendation! These books are a blend of realistic women’s fiction with romance and made my heart feel so full…I loved both and being able to read them back to back let me carry my emotions from the first book to the second without delay. BEST kind of reading experience!! Here’s my review for book 1 and here’s my review for book 2. Be sure to read these in order!
  • Extinguish (#1) and Reignite (#2) by JM Darhower <– TOP recommendation!! This 2-book paranormal forbidden romance was unputdownable from the get go and I didn’t want the story to end. I mean, the hero is Lucifer, the Devil! That alone made me pick these up  Here’s my review for book 1 and here’s my review for book 2.
  • Amour Amour by Krista & Becca Ritchie <– I really enjoyed this NA romance! This was so unique (setting is in the circus) and the character development was stunning! It truly embodies every aspect of NA and as always, the authors’ writing style is great. Totally recommend (here’s my review)
  • Last Will & Testament by Dahlia Adler <– another favorite! This was such a refreshingly witty NA romance standalone (a little taboo since he’s the heroine’s TA). Totally recommend it (here’s my review)
  • Nine Minutes by Beth Flynn <– TOP recommendation!! This 5 star book rocked my world, 200% unputdownable (here’s my review)
  • Clockwork Angel (#1)Clockwork Prince (#2), and Clockwork Princess (#3) by Cassandra Clare are my ultimate TOP recommendations!! I seriously finished this sensational trilogy and had tears dripping down my face, a pile of tissues discarded on the floor, and food wrappers scattered around me. It was SO emotional, SO intense, SO passionate, and SO good. 6 star series for me!! (here’s my series review) These books must be read in order!
The magical cover to The Traveling Woman has been revealed!! This is the highly anticipated conclusion to her carnival-themed Traveling Duet and a book I can’t wait to get my hands on
“How many times do you gamble on love? When love has knocked you down, should you give it another chance? When does optimism become stupidity?
And what happens when the man you’re in love with is never still, always moving, always traveling? Do you say goodbye, or do you leave behind everything that you’ve worked for, everything that you’ve ever known? Can a traveling carnival be my home?
Oh. You thought I had the answers. No, sorry. No answers, just a lot of questions—and a heart that wants to rule my head.
Can one person be my home?”
I love this author’s writing, and her Hollywood romance Eversea, so naturally, any new book of hers automatically gets added to my TBR. And *drumroll* she’s got a new book called Deep Blue Eternity coming out in 2 days!!!! It’s also on a $.99 preorder sale – better get your copy!
“Livvy is on the run. And she’s escaped to the one place nobody will ever find her.

But the isolated cottage isn’t empty. Her refuge is home to a troubled stranger, Tom, there for reasons of his own.

In the intimacy of the abandoned cottage, and the remote wilderness of the island, the electrifying connection between them is impossible to ignore. Both running from their histories and shielding dark secrets, their pasts catch up with them and collide in an unimaginable way.

Deep emotions and powerful chemistry face a painful battle with the tangle of lies, and scars of the past. When the truth emerges, hearts will be shattered.”

HEIDI MCLAUGHLIN NEWS!!A couple months ago, I read this author’s Here With Me and it left me a MESS – the heroine was engaged to one man but after he was announced dead in combat, she gradually moved on and opened her heart to her late fiance’s brother. BUT…turns out her first fiance wasn’t dead after all and now he’s back. I’m really eager to find out what the author has in store for all these characters! Here’s the cover of book 2:

“Two brothers.

One woman.

One son.

One choice.

Lives ripped apart, shattered and rebuilt.

Evan and Nate Archer: Brothers, best friends, warriors and now enemies. Both in love with the same woman. Both determined to fight for what they want.

Nate Archer promised to protect Ryley Clarke in the event Evan didn’t make it back. It’s a promise between brothers since the early days of basic training. Nate never considered that his feelings, long buried since high school, would resurface and grow stronger.

Evan Archer wants answers. He wants someone to pay. After being gone for an unprecedented amount of time, nothing is making sense now that he’s home. Most of all, he can’t understand how his brother ended up engaged to his fiancée. Evan is determined to uncover the mystery, and win back his family.

The Archers are about to fight dirty.”

I LOVE this author. Her writing and her dark romances are right up my alley and every book of hers has been a winner for me. Her Indebted series is my latest addiction from her book collection and I’m so excited that she’s announced the release date for Third Debt: April 17!! Not too far away now
“She healed me. She broke me. I set her free. But we are in this together. We will end this together. The rules of this ancient game can’t be broken.”

Nila Weaver no longer recognises herself. She’s left her lover, her courage, and her promise. Two debts down. Too many to go.

Jethro Hawk no longer recognises himself. He’s embraced what he always ran from, and now faces punishment far greater than he feared.

It’s almost time. It’s demanding to be paid.

The Third Debt will be the ultimate test…”

She’s got a new NA contemporary romance called Racing the Sun set to release on July 28 and she recently revealed the cover!
“It’s time for twenty-four-year-old Amber MacLean to face the music. After a frivolous six months of backpacking through New Zealand, Australia, and Southeast Asia, she finds herself broke on the Mediterranean without enough money for a plane ticket home to California. There are worse places to be stuck than the gorgeous coastline of southern Italy, but the only job she manages to secure involves teaching English to two of the brattiest children she’s ever met.It doesn’t help that the children are under the care of their brooding older brother, Italian ex-motorcycle racer Desiderio Larosa. Darkly handsome and oh-so-mysterious, Derio tests Amber’s patience and will at every turn—not to mention her hormones.

But when her position as teacher turns into one as full-time nanny at the crumbling old villa, Amber finds herself growing closer to the enigmatic recluse and soon has to choose between the safety of her life back in the States and the uncertainty of Derio’s closely guarded heart.”

I’ll be honest, I haven’t read a book from this author in a few years now but her upcoming one caught my attention right away. Check out the lovely cover and enticing blurb to 21 Stolen Kisses!
“When I first met him I resisted.
Like any forbidden love, I told myself he was a crush, and it would pass.
That was a lie. It never faded.
And I never expected he would fall for me just as hard.
There were so many reasons that should have kept us apart, least of all, the decade that separated us.
Growing up in New York City, I learned early on that love is a double-edged sword.
Love broke up my parents, love took away my friends, and love — the big, intense, never-been-like-this-before love — landed me in therapy.
Now I’m heading to college, and it’s time to give love a clean slate again. But, can I really start over when he’s still in my life?
Because the one man I’ve always wanted, is also the only guy I absolutely can’t have…
And he wants me just as fiercely.

Can I settle for anything less than the love of my life?”

That’s it for this week! Happy reading & 1-clicking everyone
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