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    HOT LIST: 34+ Sizzling Hot Romance Books To Read This Spring & Summer 2019

    34+ Sizzling Hot Romance Books To Read This Spring & Summer 2019 Here are thirty-four (and counting) highly anticipated or recently released romance books you need to read this spring and summer. Some of these soon-to-be-released titles are so new that they don’t even have a cover yet! There is something for everyone on this list including sports fans, forbidden and second-chance romance lovers, rom-com enthusiasts and more. Find them at your favorite book retailer.

    All Grown Up by Vi Keeland

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    Release Date: July 8, 2019

    Synopsis:

    When I first encountered Ford Donovan, I had no idea who he was…well, other than the obvious. Young, gorgeous, successful, smart. Did I mention young? If I did, it bears repeating. Ford Donovan was too young for me.

    Let’s back up to how it all started. My best friend decided I needed to start da-ting again. So, without my knowledge, she set up a profile for me on a popular dating site—one that invited men ages twenty-one to twenty-seven to apply for a date. Those nicknamed Cunnilingus King were told they’d go straight to the top for consideration. The profile wasn’t supposed to go live. Another point that bears repeating—it wasn’t supposed to.

    Nevertheless, that’s how I met Ford, and we started messaging. He made me laugh; yet I was adamant that because of his age, we could only be friends. But after weeks of wearing me down, I finally agreed to one date only—my first after twenty years of being with my high school sweetheart. I knew it couldn’t last, but I was curious about him.

    Though, you know what they say…curiosity kills the cat.

    My legs wobbled walking into the restaurant.

    Ford was seated at the bar. When he turned around, he took my breath away.

    His sexy smile nearly melted my panties.

    But…he looked so familiar.

    As I got closer I realized why.

    He was the son of the neighbor at our family’s summer home.

    The boy next door.

    Only now…he was all man.

    Pretty Reckless by L.J. Shen

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    Release Date: April 21, 2019

    Synopsis:

    From USA Today and Washington Post bestselling author L.J. Shen comes an intense, high school enemies-to-lovers romance with a twist.

    Penn

    They say revenge is a dish best served cold.

    I’d had four years to stew on what Daria Followhill did to me, and now my heart was completely iced.

    I took her first kiss.

    She took the only thing I loved.

    I was poor.

    She was rich.

    The good thing about circumstances? They can change. Fast.

    Now, I’m her parents’ latest shiny project.

    Her housemate. Her tormentor. The captain of the rival football team she hates so much.

    Yeah, baby girl, say it—I’m your foster brother.

    There’s a price to pay for ruining the only good thing in my life, and she’s about to shell out some serious tears.

    Daria Followhill thinks she is THE queen. I’m about to prove to her that she’s nothing but a spoiled princess.

    Daria

    Everyone loves a good old unapologetic punk.

    But being a bitch? Oh, you get slammed for every snarky comment, cynical eye roll, and foot you put in your adversaries’ way.

    The thing about stiletto heels is that they make a hell of a dent when you walk all over the people who try to hurt you.

    In Penn Scully’s case, I pierced his heart until he bled out, then left it in a trash can on a bright summer day.

    Four years ago, he asked me to save all my firsts for him.

    Now he lives across the hall, and I want nothing more than to be his last everything.

    His parting words when he gave me his heart were that nothing in this world is free.

    Now? Now he is making me pay.

    When August Ends by Penelope Ward

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    Release Date: February 24, 2019

    Synopsis:

    NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.

    From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone novel.

    What do you do when a sexy, older man moves into your family's summer rental?

    Well, apparently, you make a fool of yourself--over and over. Things didn't exactly get off on the right foot with Noah Cavallari. Our first encounter was embarrassing, to say the least.

    But despite that, I found myself waking up every day with a newfound energy. Nothing exciting ever happened on the lake--not until Noah moved into the small boathouse on our property. He'd booked it for the entire summer...and I was still trying to figure out why.

    When my mother became ill, I inherited the responsibility of making sure our guests were well taken care of. I should have been finishing up college. Instead, I was living my best life...as a maid.

    Dark, handsome, and mysterious, everything about Noah screamed forbidden.

    I knew he was just passing through town for the summer.

    I knew he was probably a little old for me.

    Yet, I was drawn to him.

    Not to mention, he tried to save my life when he mistakenly thought I was drowning.

    I wanted him and made no secret of it.

    His own attempts to warn me away soon gave way to late-night moonlight chats by the lake. We were slowly easing into a friendship that was gearing up to explode into something I might not recover from.

    Because he's leaving at the end of the summer.

    And I have no idea what I'll do when August ends.

    The Trouble With Love by Claire Contreras

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    Release Date: May 15, 2019

    Things on my wishlist:

    1. Start a new, awesome job

    2. Create the perfect dating app

    3. Stop dating douchebags

    Things that actually happen:

    1. Got a job in my dream tech company

    2. Created a workplace dating app for said company

    3. Was matched Bennett, who happens to own the company and is also my brother’s best friend

    They say when it rains, it pours, but this is some serious BS. It doesn’t help that Bennett was the man I had my one last night stand with. It definitely doesn’t help that he seems to want me just as much as I want him. The issue is, he won’t do anything about it, but then we’re forced to attend a tech conference in Vegas and I think it may just be what I need to turn this thing around.

    New goal: get my brother’s best friend out of my system by all means necessary.

    The Trouble With Love is a standalone contemporary Romance

    Top Secret by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy

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    Release Date: May 7, 2019

    Synopsis:

    LobsterShorts, 21

    Jock. Secretly a science geek. Hot AF.

     

    LobsterShorts: So. Here goes. For her birthday, my girlfriend wants…a threesome.

     

    SinnerThree: Then you’ve come to the right hookup app.

     

    LobsterShorts: Have you done this sort of thing before? With another guy?

     

    SinnerThree: All the time. I’m an equal opportunity player. You?

     

    LobsterShorts: [crickets!]

    SinnerThree, 21

    Finance major. Secretly a male dancer. Hot AF. 

    SinnerThree: Well, I’m down if you are. My life is kind of a mess right now. School, work, family stress. Oh, and I live next door to the most annoying dude in the world. I need the distraction. Are you sure you want this?

    LobsterShorts: I might want it a little more than I’m willing to admit.


    SinnerThree: Hey, nothing wrong with pushing your boundaries...

    LobsterShorts: Tell that to my control-freak father. Anyway. What if this threesome is awkward?

    SinnerThree: Then it’s awkward. It’s not like we’ll ever have to see each other again. Right? Just promise you won’t fall in love with me.

    LobsterShorts: Now wouldn’t that be life-changing...


    Q&A about Top Secret:

    Q: Have we met these characters before in another book?

    A: No! These guys are brand new, and we can’t wait for you to meet them.

    Q: Is this story MM? Or is it a MMF / MFM / menage?

    A: This book is MM.

    Q: Is this a love triangle story?

    A: Not really. You’ll see.

    A Lesson in Thorns by Sierra Simone

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    Release Date: March 19, 2019

    Synopsis:

    When librarian Poe Markham takes the job at Thornchapel, she only wants two things: to stay away from Thornchapel’s tortured owner, Auden Guest, and to find out what happened to her mother twelve years ago. It should be easy enough—keep her head down while she works in the house’s crumbling private library and while she hunts down any information as to why this remote manor tucked into the fog-shrouded moors would be the last place her mother was seen alive. But Thornchapel has other plans for her...

    As Poe begins uncovering the house’s secrets, both new and old, she’s also pulled into the seductive, elegant world of Auden and his friends—and drawn to Auden’s worst enemy, the beautiful and brooding St. Sebastian. And as Thornchapel slowly tightens its coil of truths and lies around them, Poe, Auden and St. Sebastian start unravelling into filthy, holy pleasure and pain. Together, they awaken a fate that will either anoint them or leave them in ashes…

    ***

    From the author of the USA Today bestselling New Camelot series comes an original fairy tale full of ancient mysteries, lantern-lit rituals, jealousy, money, murder, sacred torment, and obsessions that last for lifetimes...

    ***A Lesson in Thorns is the first of four books in the Thornchapel series.***

    Hook Shot by Kennedy Ryan

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    Release Date: March 26, 2019

    Synopsis:

    A deeply emotional standalone romance set in the worlds of professional basketball and high fashion.

    Divorced. Single dad. Traded to a losing squad.

    Cheated on, betrayed, exposed.

    My perfect life blew up in my face and I'm still picking up the pieces.

    The last thing I need is her.

    A wildflower. A storm. A woman I can't resist.

    Lotus DuPree is a kick to my gut and a wrench in my plans

    from the moment our eyes meet.

    I promised myself I wouldn't trust a woman again,

    but I've never wanted anyone the way I want Lo.

    She's not the plan I made, but she's the risk I have to take.

    A warrior. A baller. The one they call Gladiator.

    Kenan Ross charged into my life smelling all good, looking even better and snatching my breath from the moment we met.

    The last thing I need is him.

    I’m working on me. Facing my pain and conquering my demons.

    I've seen what trusting a man gets you.

    I. Don't. Have. Time. For. This.

    But he just keeps coming for me.

    Keeps knocking down my defenses and stealing my excuses

    one by one.

    He never gives up, and now...I'm not sure I want him to.

    Bad Saint by Monica James

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    Release Date: May 6, 2019

    Synopsis:

    I was kidnapped on my honeymoon by three masked men.

    Blindfolded.

    Bound.

    Destination unknown.

    I was told to stay silent and abide by their rules. But they didn’t realize I wasn’t a victim…not anymore.

    The open sea was my backdrop for nine torturous days. During that time, glimmers of my fate were revealed by a man with the mysterious chartreuse-colored eyes. He should have scared me, but he didn’t.

    He intrigued me. And I intrigued him.

    He punished me when I didn’t listen, which was every single day. But beneath his cruelty, I sensed he was guarding a grave secret.

    I was sold.

    And in a game of poker, no less.

    My buyer? A Russian mobster who likes to collect pretty things. Now that I know the truth, I only have one choice.

    Sink or swim.

    And when one fateful night presents me the opportunity, I take it. I just never anticipated my actions would leave me shipwrecked with my kidnapper.

    He needs me alive. I want him dead.

    But as days turn into weeks, one thing becomes clear—I should hate him…but I don’t.

    My name is Willow.

    His name is Saint.

    Ironic, isn’t it? He bears a name that denotes nothing but holiness yet delivers nothing but hell. However, if this is hell on earth…God, save my soul.

    **BAD SAINT is a DARK ROMANCE containing mature themes that might make some readers uncomfortable. It includes: kidnapping, captivity, strong violence, mild language, and some dark and disturbing scenes.

    This twisted tale is not intended for the fainthearted. So, if you’re game…welcome to the madness.

    Twisted by Aleatha Romig

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    Release Date: May 21, 2019

    Synopsis:

    The underworld of Chicago is far from forgiving. It’s a world where knowledge means power, power money, and money everything.

    While I paid the ultimate price to have it all, it wasn’t my decision to give my life..

    That doesn’t mean I ceased to exist, only to live.

    Going where the job takes me and living in the shadows, with deadly accuracy I utilize the skills inherent to me, not knowing from where they came, not recalling what I’d lost.

    And then I saw her.

    Laurel Carlson.

    I shouldn’t want her, desire her, or need her, yet with each sighting I know she is exactly what I have to have. Laurel has the ability to do what I thought was impossible. She sees what others don’t.

    My gut tells me that it’s a deadly mistake to change my plans and open my world to her. My mind says she’ll be repulsed by my twisted existence.

    None of that matters, because my body won’t take no for an answer.

    I’ve made dangerous mistakes before.

    This time, will the price be too high?

    From New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes a brand-new dark romance bringing us back to the same dangerous underworld as SECRETS. You do not need to read the Web of Sin trilogy to get caught in this new and intriguing saga, Tangled Web.

    TWISTED is book one of the TANGLED WEB trilogy which will continue in OBSESSED and conclude in BOUND.

    Have you been Aleatha’d?

    Method by Kate Stewart

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    Release Date: April 18, 2019

    Synopsis:

    Now a TOP 40 Amazon Bestseller!

    Hollywood is a temptress, a trickster, a soul-stealing devil.

    I married an A-list player, knowing I come second place to his craft. But Lucas and I are a golden couple, a modern-day fairy tale.

    I’ve never doubted what we built...until the sudden death of Lucas’s best friend has scandal rocking the Hills and shaking the foundation of our relationship.

    I chose Lucas as my safe haven...he chose the role of a lifetime.

    For the next three months, I’ll share my nights with a stranger, watching as he buries his pain, immersed in his role and living as someone else.

    We’ve done this before. I tell myself it’s just another movie, and he’ll return to me.

    I should’ve known this time would be different.

    To get my husband back, I’ll need the strength of ten men.

    As it turns out, I’ll have to go through two.

    The Assistant by Marni Mann

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    Release Date: May 21, 2019

    Synopsis:

    From USA Today bestselling author, Marni Mann, comes a haunting new romantic thriller.

    At forty-two, I’m married to my best friend, and we have two beautiful children.

    Everything about my life is perfect until my father gets sick.

    Before: I owned and operated a massively successful women’s shapewear company.

    After: I stay home with my family because I’ve learned the importance of time.

    Before: My husband could rely on me to take care of everything.

    After: I hire him the perfect assistant.

    My entire life can be summed up in before and afters, but something happens in the middle.

    A meeting.

    And it changes the course of everyone’s lives forever.

    Praying for Rain by BB Easton

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    Release Date: April 11, 2019

    Synopsis:

    "None of this matters, and we're all going to die."

    With only three days left until the predicted apocalypse, the small town of Franklin Springs, Georgia, has become a wasteland of abandoned cars, abandoned homes, abandoned businesses, and abandoned people. People like Rainbow Williams.

    Rain isn't afraid of dying. In fact, she's looking forward to it. If she can just outrun her pain until April 23, she'll never have to feel it at all.

    "Supplies. Shelter. Self-defense."

    Wes Parker has survived every horrible thing this life has thrown at him with nothing more than his resourcefulness and disarming good looks. Why should the end of the world be any different? All he needs are some basic supplies, shelter, and a sucker willing to help him out, which is exactly what he finds when he returns to his hometown of Franklin Springs.

    As society crumbles, dangers mount, and secrets refuse to stay buried, two lost souls are thrust together in a twist of fate--one who will do anything to survive and one who can't wait to die.

    Perhaps, together, they can learn how to live.

    Before their time runs out.

    Nine by TM Frazier

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    Release Date: June 18, 2019

    Synopsis:

    "I know it's wrong to watch her like this, but she's a temptation I can't resist. She's performing for another man, but I feel like it's all for me. Like she's mine."

    Nine lives.

    Nine inches.

    One chance to make her his.

    Preppy's brother is about to live up to the family legacy in more ways than one.

    This is the story of Nine, The Tale of Kevin Clearwater.

    Nine can be read as a complete standalone.

    Eighty-One Nights & Beautiful Ever After Duet by Georgia Cates

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    Release Dates:

    Eighty-One Nights: April 9, 2019

    Beautiful Ever After: May 7m 2019

    Eighty-One Nights Synopsis:

    Beautiful, penniless American girl meets handsome, wealthy Scotsman.

    Sounds like the beginning of a fairy-tale romance?

    It’s not.

    This story begins with a contract.

    And an exchange of money.

    A lot of money.

    An angel perches nervously on one shoulder.

    A devil lounges smugly on my other.

    And even that dark little bastard is leery of what I’m doing.

    Maxwell Hutcheson wants the girlfriend experience.

    All of it.

    And I’m going to give it to him.

    I’m not supposed to enjoy being his whore.

    I’m also not supposed to fall in love with him.

    But I do. Both.

    When our contract expires, I will walk away.

    Because I have to.

    But he’ll always have a piece of me.

    I’ll mask my sorrow with a smile.

    I’ll hide my love with indifference

    … all while it’s killing me softly.

    A fairy-tale romance.

    It isn’t mine to have.

    And this man I’ve come to love so dearly isn’t my happily ever after.

    About Eighty-One Nights:

    While the characters from Eighty-One Nights are entirely new, their storyline is a combination of fresh material and carefully selected themes, scenes, and settings from The Beauty Series, The Sin Trilogy, Dear Agony, and Indulge. This is intentional. I chose some of my favorite elements from previous releases and interjected them into Hutch and Lou’s story. Let’s call it a “story fusion” between our old favorites and new material.

    (This title was very briefly released as The Girlfriend Experience under a pen name. This edition contains new and updated material different from that of the original release.)

    Violent Delights by Jessica Hawkins

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    Release Date: March 18, 2019

    Synopsis:

    In the de la Rosa family, old grudges run deeper than loyalty, and betrayal is a three-letter word: war. But this feud isn’t between enemies. It’s between brothers. And I’m the prize.

    I was born a princess among criminals. An untouchable among thieves. Heiress to a life others have killed for, and one I'm prepared to trade for my freedom. I vowed not to leave without Diego, my first love and best friend, but if his ruthless brother has his way, I won’t leave at all. Cristiano de la Rosa is a man as big and bold as his legend. Once upon a time, he was our cartel’s best soldier . . . until he became my family’s worst enemy.

    A man like Cristiano will bend fate to his will to get what he wants. Even if it means dragging me to hell—and tearing me from his brother's arms.

    “She is mine.” Three words from two different men.

    A life, future, and love I don’t get to choose.

    Halo (Book 1) Viper (Book 2) Angel (Book 3) by Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine

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    Release Dates:

    Halo: February 23, 2019

    Viper: March 25, 2019

    Angel: April 25, 2019

    Synopsis for Halo (Book 1):

    Massive world tours. Over a hundred million albums sold. Groupies galore.

    Every day is a party for Viper and the guys of TBD, the biggest rock band in the world. But it all comes to a screeching halt when the lead singer walks out of the studio one day and never comes back.

    Ear-blistering vocals. Butchered lyrics. Fame chasers.

    After months of lackluster auditions, Viper, the lead guitarist and resident bad boy of the group, is ready to find solace in the bottom of a bottle. Time’s running out and the pressure’s on to find a new singer, but it isn’t until an angel walks through the door that the band’s prayers are answered.

    Charismatic. Talented. Magic behind the mic. Halo is everything they’ve been looking for.

    With a voice to match his stunning good looks, it isn’t long before Viper’s taking notice. But there are several reasons this is a bad idea:

    1. Interpersonal relationships in the band are discouraged


    2. Viper has already broken rule #1—big mistake


    3. Halo is straight


    Too bad Viper’s body isn’t listening to his head—at least not the one on his shoulders. But you can’t fake chemistry, not onstage and certainly not off it, and Viper and Halo? They have it in spades.

    As both men try to resist the fire blazing between them, and the band is forced to reinvent themselves, it’ll be a complicated rise back to the top. But from the ashes of what was, something beautiful is born. Something better. And when the world finally sees Halo stretch his wings, they’ll discover what it’s like to fall for an angel.

    BOOK ONE OF THE FALLEN ANGEL SERIES

    A ROCK ROMANCE

    Million Dollar Devil by Katy Evans

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    Release Date: May 28, 2019

    Synopsis:

    Big-city sophistication meets carnal hunger in this devilish contemporary romance from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans.

    Heir apparent to her father’s company, Lizzy Banks needs a man. The perfect man. But when the rich “fundbabies” she usually rubs shoulders with prove impossible to hire, she takes a chance on a raw beast of a man salvaged from the wreckage of a bar brawl.

    James Rowan earns a modest income as a YouTube daredevil, but he can’t refuse Lizzy’s million dollar deal. As she polishes his rough edges, creating a sophisticated gentleman fit for the highest circles of society, not only does she bring out the perfect man—it’s like she’s making the man of her dreams. How can she resist?

    Though Lizzy loves seeing James in his clothes—and out of them—he isn’t the kind of man you bring home to Daddy. Her father’s disapproval and the pressure of the campaign have her eyeing the straight and narrow, but Lizzy’s finding it awfully hard to resist the devil on her shoulder…

    Jersey Six by Jewel E. Ann

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    NOT THE FINAL COVER

    Release Date: June 13, 2019

    Synopsis Not Final:

    A rock star.

    A boxer.

    A new mind-bending, romantic-suspense novel from the author of The Jack & Jill Series.

    Hooked by Joanne Schwehm

    Joanne Schwehm / Via goodreads.com

    Release Date: June 4, 2019

    Synopsis:

    I love my life. As owner and chef at one of the hottest restaurants, I know how to keep things sizzling in and out of the kitchen. What more could I ask for? But I’ll tell you what I didn’t ask for… a klutzy, curly-haired woman slamming into me with unicorn cake. Yes, you read that right—a damn cake decorated to look like the mythical creature bathed in every color of the rainbow.

    What could be worse, right? I’ll tell you. My brother hired her to be my baker. You’d think that would be my biggest problem, but that was just the tip of the iceberg.

    Aside from her being one of the clumsiest women I’ve ever met, she turns me on like no other woman has. She tastes sweeter than anything she creates, and we make a great team in and out of the bedroom... I mean kitchen.

    When we first met, I worried my restaurant wouldn’t survive her. Now I worry that my heart won’t.

    I never wanted to fall in love, but sometimes life isn’t all unicorns and rainbows.

    Letters to Molly by Devney Perry

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    Release Date: June 18, 2019

    Synopsis:

    Molly and Finn Alcott had the picture-perfect marriage. With two gorgeous children, a lovely home and their own business, they were the couple others aspired to be. But when news of their divorce spreads through town like wildfire, it sends their beautiful image up in flames.

    Molly spends years mending her broken heart. She finds joy in a life centered around her kids and career. Her happiness has a different picture now.

    Then one day, she finds a letter in her mailbox. Written in Finn’s handwriting, dated over fifteen years ago, it’s a letter he wrote Molly after their first date.

    Week after week, Finn’s letters appear. Each marks a date in their history. Each holds the confession of the man who still owns Molly’s heart. Each heals a wound from their past.

    It’s just too bad Finn isn’t the one sending them.

    A Five Minute-Life by Emma Scott

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    Release Date: May 16, 2019

    Synopsis:

    Remember us...when I can't.

    Thea Hughes has five minutes to live.

    A car accident stole her parents and left her with the second-worst documented case of amnesia in the world. She now has only minutes of experiences, of consciousness, of life…before her memory is wiped clean. The once effervescent artist with a promising future is reduced to scribbling with pens and paper, living an empty, quiet life, three hundred seconds at a time.

    Jim Whelan is on autopilot.

    A foster kid shuffled around the system since birth, he’s lived his entire life without knowing love…and it’s taken its toll—until he learned to fight back, carry his armor, and keep his head down.

    Working as an orderly in the Blue Ridge Sanitarium, deep in Virginia countryside, Jim looked up…and found Thea.

    When Thea has the chance to break free of her five-minute prison with a risky, experimental surgery, it could lead them both to an epic love they never thought possible… or one that could require the ultimate sacrifice.

    ***

    50 First Dates meets Awakenings in this emotional love story by international and best selling author, Emma Scott.

    A Five-Minute life contains subject matter that might be sensitive to some readers.

    #standalone #newadultromance #notparanormal

    Marriage for One by Ella Maise

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    Release Date: May 9, 2019

    Synopsis:

    Jack and I, we did everything backward. The day he lured me into his office-which was also the first day we met-he proposed. You'd think a guy who looked like him-a bit cold maybe, but still striking and very unattainable-would only ask the love of his life to marry him, right? You'd think he must be madly in love.

    Nope. It was me he asked. A complete stranger who had never even heard of him. A stranger who had been dumped by her fiancé only weeks before. You'd think I'd laugh in his face, call him insane-and a few other names-then walk away as quickly as possible. Well…I did all those things except the walking away part.

    It took him only minutes to talk me into a business deal…erm, I mean marriage, and only days for us to officially tie the knot. Happiest day of my life. Magical. Pop the champagne… Not. It was the worst day. Jack Hawthorne was nothing like what I'd imagined for myself.

    I blamed him for my lapse in judgment. I blamed his eyes, the ocean blue eyes that looked straight into mine unapologetically, and that frown on his face I had no idea I would become so fascinated with in time.

    It wasn't long after he said I was the biggest mistake of his life that things started to change. No, he still didn't talk much, but anyone can string a few words together. His actions spoke the loudest to me. And day after day my heart started to get a mind of its own.

    One second he was no one. The next he became everything.

    One second he was unattainable. The next he seemed to be completely mine.

    One second I thought we were in love. The next it was still nothing but a lie.

    After all, I was Rose and he was Jack. We were doomed from the very beginning with those names. Did you expect anything else?

    The Dating Proposal by Lauren Blakely

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    Release Date: May 4, 2019

    Synopsis:

    Watch out world — I’m ready to date again.

    The seven years I invested in my ex left me with nothing but scorch marks from the way he peeled out and left me at the altar. I’m not looking to put my heart into a relationship any time soon. But getting back out there? That sounds like a helluva good idea to get my groove back.

    Then I bump into Chris….Clever and funny, with a sexy surfer’s bod and a brilliant nerd brain, he has just the right screwdriver to fix my hard drive. (Yes, the one for my computer.) I wouldn’t mind dating him. The trouble is he just proposed to me—to be the new dating guru on his TV show—and now he’s my new business partner.

    What happens when you meet the right person at the wrong time?

    Slay by Laurelin Paige

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    Release Date: June 4, 2019

    Synopsis:

    Edward Fasbender is a devil.

    He's my father's business rival, a powerful, vicious man who takes what he wants and bows to no one. I only took the meeting because I was curious. I thought he was going to offer me a job.

    But that's not what he's after at all. His proposal is much more intriguing, and I see an opportunity. An opportunity to turn the tables and bring down the devil.

    I've gotten in trouble playing these games before. I know when the risk is too great, when the stakes are too high. I know how to be cold and strong-willed and destructive. I know how to withstand dominant men with arrogant charm and rugged features.

    Yet I can't resist taking on Edward.

    And I can't resist the pull he has on me.

    Soon I'm not so sure which side of the battle I'm standing on--if I'm the warrior meant to slay,

    Or the one who will be slain.

    Slay is Book One in New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author, Laurelin Paige, next dark and edgy series.

    Written With Regret & Written With You by Aly Martinez

    Aly Martinez / Via Facebook: AuthorAlyMartinez

    Release Dates:

    Written With Regret: May 23, 2019

    Written With You: June 19, 2019

    Written With Regret Synopsis:

    Every little girl dreams of the fairytale. The one where the white knight rushes in to save her from the clutches of evil. They fall in love, have babies, and live happily ever after.

    By that definition, my life should have been a fairytale too.

    When I was eight years old, Caven Hunt saved me from the worst kind of evil to walk the Earth. It didn’t matter that I was a kid. I fell in love with him all the same.

    But that was where my fairytale ended.

    Years later, a one-night stand during the darkest time imaginable gave us a little girl. It was nothing compared to the pitch black that consumed me when I was forced to leave her with Caven for good.

    At the end of every fairytale, the happily-ever-after is the one thing that remains consistent. It wasn’t going to be mine, but there hadn’t been a night that passed where I hadn’t prayed that it would be hers.

    I owed Caven my life. 

    However, I owed that innocent child more. 

    And that included ripping the heart from my chest and facing her father again.

    Written With You Synopsis:

    When I was fifteen, a single bullet changed my life. I spent the next decade trying to outrun the devastation of my past, building an empire that would shield me from whatever life could throw at me. 

    But all the money in the world couldn’t help me when I found a screaming newborn abandoned on my doorstep. 

    I’d never wanted to be a father. Passing the sludge that ran through my veins down to an innocent child seemed like a tragedy. But there she was—pink cheeks, red hair, and mine. 

    Somehow, against all logic, that little girl became the best thing that ever happened to me. It was impossible to stay lost in the past when I was the only one who could protect her future.

    Which is exactly why, when her mother came back four years later, I was ready for battle.

    If only I could stop myself from falling in love with her during the war.

    Seven Shades of You by A.M. Johnson

    A.M. Johnson / Via Facebook: AMJOHNSONBOOKS

    NOT THE FINAL COVER

    Release Date: June 13, 2019

    Synopsis:

    Her world was color. Canvas and paint. Indie O’Connell lived inside her head. Her voices the muse. And as a freshman at St. Peter's College, all she wanted, was to create a name for herself with the brush in her hand.

    His world was over. Despite his humble upbringing, Kai Carter seemed to have it all. Captain of the swim team and a full scholarship. His golden boy status a mask he had to wear to keep his dream and his family afloat. All the pieces of his life dangled precariously from his fingertips.

    Forced to fight a battle he’d never signed up for, Kai’s loyalty turned out to be his undoing, and like a good captain, no matter what the cost, he’d gone down with the ship.

    They never planned for their worlds to collide.

    He was her brother's best friend.

    She was supposed to be invisible.

    Off limits.

    Being together, regardless of how much they wanted it, was a line they'd never cross. But when lives get messy, lines get blurred, and in love, nothing is ever black and white

    This Is Crazy by Natasha Madison

    Goodreads / Via goodreads.com

    NOT THE FINAL COVER

    Release Date: June 11, 2019

    Synopsis:

    From the best selling series, Something So comes the spin-off This is...

    Zara Stone

    All my life, I’ve said I will never date a hockey player. I know better because I’ve seen and lived it all. My father is a hockey god, my brother is the captain of the most successful NHL team in the world, and my brother-in-law also plays in the league. Their lives are complicated, so I went in the opposite direction.

    I fell in love with a scholar. But instead of proposing marriage, he broke up with me.

    Three months later, I saw his engagement picture on Instagram. I couldn’t let him get away with that. No, it didn’t matter what, I was going to make that man see that I did not need him.

    Evan Richards

    I was in the running to pass my point record from last year, ready to claim the number one spot in the league. On top of my game, I was riding my career high wave.

    Then, Hockey’s Princess, Zara Stone tweeted me. She wanted me to crash her ex’s wedding.

    The worst that could happen? A PR nightmare. The best? A fun night with a beautiful woman.

    It started out as a game—something I’m good at. Her crazy idea twisted into something I wasn’t looking for, something neither of us wanted.

    When push comes to shove, one thing runs through my mind:

    This is Crazy. Also, this is crazy right.

    Pretty Scars by CD Reiss

    CD Reiss / Via goodreads.com

    Release Date: June 6, 2019

    Synopsis:

    In Carrie Drazen’s diamond-studded world, beauty is everything: a blessing, a commodity, and a curse. Her beauty got her past the velvet ropes and into New York’s high society, but it ripped her away from the man she loved and chained her to an unbearable life.

    Then, in a single night, a song played by a mysterious and secretive musician carries her back to a past ripe with possibilities, when love could open any door.

    Who is this anonymous performer?

    How can a man she’s never met tell such a precise story of a boy she loved?

    She needs to know. But sometimes masks exist for a reason, and this unveiling could scar them both.

    H & H by Jay McLean

    Jay McLean / Via Facebook: authorjaymclean

    NOT THE FINAL COVER

    Release Date: June/July

    Synopsis:

    TBD. Whatever she writes, I'll read.

    Stay by Tia Louise

    Tia Louise / Via Facebook: tialouise13

    Release Date: June 16, 2019

    Synopsis:

    Stephen Hastings is a control freak.

    He’s arrogant. He’s smart as a whip and sexy AF.

    He has too much money. He’s bossy, and he’s usually right.

    All I saw were his clear blue eyes, tight ass, and ripped torso.

    I gladly handed him my V-card that night, ten years ago.

    I was so stupid. I swore I’d never be that stupid again…

    Emmy Barton works for a dry cleaner?

    Yes, that Emmy Barton—long, blonde hair, bright blue eyes, pretty smile…

    Sexy little ass. Smart mouth.

    She was the only girl who interested me, but I was leaving to be an officer in the Navy.

    Now I’m home, running my business, my life is perfectly ordered until I bump into her, divorced and struggling to make ends meet.

    I hate seeing her like this. I hate that she married Burt “The Dick” Dickerson. What an asshole.

    She says she hates me, but when we fight, it's all heat and lust.

    I won’t leave her this way.

    She will let me help her and her son. She will stay...

    It’s a thin line between love and hate, and this line is on fire.

    (STAY is a STAND-ALONE enemies-to-lovers, second-chance, marriage of convenience romance. No cheating. No cliffhangers.

    Undeniable by Melanie Harlow

    Melanie Harlow / Via bit.ly

    Release Date: May 20, 2019

    Synopsis:

    When we were eleven, Oliver Ford Pemberton dared me to jump off a barn roof. He said you couldn’t break a leg from a 12-foot-jump.

    He lied.

    (You can also break a collarbone, which served him right as far as I was concerned.)

    I wish I could say it was the last dare I ever took from him, the last bet I ever made with him, the last time I ever trusted Oliver Ford Pemberton.

    But it wasn’t.

    Because he had the nerve to grow up gorgeous, charming, and sexy. And as we got older, the dares only got dirtier—and the betting stakes higher—until finally, he left me in pieces. I swore I’d never talk to him again.

    But twenty years after I took that flying leap, he’s back in my life, daring me to risk everything for him: my job, my self-worth, and my heart.

    How many chances does love deserve?

    Tangled Up in You by Samantha Chase

    Samantha Chase / Via amzn.to

    Release Date: April 30, 2019

    Synopsis:

    They'll change each other's fate...

    One fateful night Bobby Hannigan sustains a gunshot wound that could end his career as a police officer. If that's taken from him, he doesn't know what he'll do. The only ray of hope is Teagan Shaughnessy—a kindhearted single mom who understands his struggles...

    Teagan and her young son have just moved back to the Carolina coast to be near family. When she meets Bobby, the timing feels wrong, but everything else feels oh-so-right. Bobby and Teagan each had plans for their own futures. But they're finding that those plans are meaningless if they can't be together...

    Fighting For Our Forever by Heidi McLaughlin

    Heidi McLaughlin / Via amzn.to

    Release Date: April 30, 2019

    Synopsis:

    The members of Sinful Distraction are living their best life as they travel around the country on the heels of 4225 West’s sold-out tour. Unfortunately for drummer, Ajay Ballard, that means a stop at the county jail after he’s arrested for an outstanding warrant – one he didn’t even know about. With an overzealous judge, Ajay’s forced to hang out in his hometown longer than anticipated.

    While the town folk aren’t exactly rolling out the red carpet for him, Quinn, Elle and the rest of Sinful Distraction are warmly welcomed into the fold.

    Some never get over their first love while some just can’t erase the memories. Jameson Foster falls somewhere in the middle. She’s done her best to let the past stay in the past...until she’s forced to save the one man who ruined her.

    Overture & Concerto by Skye Warren

    Skye Warren / Via amzn.to

    Overture Release Date: February 17, 2019

    Concerto Release Date: May 14, 2019

    Overture Synopsis:

    Forbidden fruit never tasted this sweet…

    The world knows Samantha Brooks as the violin prodigy. She guards her secret truth—the desire she harbors for her guardian.

    Liam North got custody of her six years ago. She’s all grown up now, but he still treats her like a child. No matter how much he wants her.

    No matter how bad he aches for one taste.

    Her sweet overtures break down the ex-soldier’s defenses, but there’s more at stake than her body. Every touch, every kiss, every night. The closer she gets, the more exposed his darkest secret.

    She’s one step away from finding out what happened the night she lost her family. One step away from leaving him forever.

    OVERTURE is the first novel in a brand new series from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren.

    Concerto Synopsis:

    Samantha Brooks stands onstage as the curtain rises. Her dreams are coming true. She doesn’t know her nightmare is coming too.

    The spotlight lands on Samantha Brooks. Years of practice build to the opening night of a global tour. She plays her heart out, but there are darker forces underneath the stage.

    There are eyes watching from the wings.

    Liam North fights to keep her safe with every weapon he owns. She’s his greatest pride — and his greatest weakness. The danger comes from somewhere no one expected. Betrayal threatens to destroy everything he’s built. His business. His family. His life.

    When the curtain falls, only one of them will be left standing.

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