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    THE HOT LIST: 31 Romance Books You Must Read In 2017

    Here are thirty-one highly anticipated romance books you need to read in 2017. Some of these soon–to-be-released titles are so new that they don’t even have an official title or cover yet! There is something for everyone including sports fans, dark romance lovers, melt your e-reader erotica, manwhore millionaires, romantic comedy and more. Find them at your favorite book retailer.

    1. Egomaniac by Vi Keeland

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    RELEASE DATE: January 16, 2017


    A new standalone novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Vi Keeland

    The night I met Drew Jagger, he’d just broken into my new Park Avenue office.

    I dialed 9-1-1 before proceeding to attack him with my fancy new Krav Maga skills.

    He quickly restrained me, then chuckled, finding my attempted assault amusing.

    Of course, my intruder had to be arrogant.

    Only, turned out, he wasn’t an intruder at all.

    Drew was the rightful occupant of my new office. He’d been on vacation while his posh space was renovated.

    Which was how a scammer got away with leasing me office space that wasn’t really available for rent.

    I was swindled out of ten grand.

    The next day, after hours at the police station, Drew took pity on me and made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. In exchange for answering his phones while his secretary was out, he’d let me stay until I found a new place.

    I probably should have acted grateful and kept my mouth shut when I overheard the advice he was spewing to his clients. But I couldn’t help giving him a piece of my mind.

    I never expected my body to react every time we argued. Especially when that was all we seemed to be able to do.

    The two of us were complete opposites. Drew was a bitter, angry, gorgeous-as-all-hell, destroyer of relationships. And my job was to help people save their marriages.

    The only thing the two of us had in common was the space we were sharing.

    And an attraction that was getting harder to deny by the day.

    2. Mack Daddy by Penelope Ward

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    RELEASE DATE: February 13, 2017


    From New York Times bestselling author, Penelope Ward, comes a sexy, STANDALONE second-chance romance.

    They called him Mack Daddy. No, seriously, his name was Mack. Short for Mackenzie.

    Thus, the nickname. Perfect, right?

    So was he: perfect. The perfect physical male specimen.

    At the private school where I taught, Mack Morrison was the only man around in a sea of women.

    Everyone wanted a piece of the hot single father of the sweet little boy. I was riddled with jealousy, because they didn’t know that—to me—he was much more.

    They didn’t know about our past.

    He’d chosen my school for his son on purpose, because Mack and I, we had unfinished business.

    As my friend Lorelai so eloquently put it: “Unfinished business between two people who are clearly attracted to each other is like an eternal case of blue balls.” And I was suffering in pain from my case.

    I was still intensely attracted to Mack. I tried to resist him, immersing myself further into a relationship with another man just to protect my heart.

    Not to mention, getting involved with a parent was strictly against school rules. But seeing Mack day in and day out was breaking me down.

    And soon I might be breaking all the rules.

    Author's note – Told in alternating points of view, Mack Daddy is a full-length standalone novel.

    3. Finding Mr. Wrong by A.M. Madden & Joanne Schwehm

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    RELEASE DATE: February 20, 2017


    Here’s a tip: never trust a jackass in preppy clothing.

    The phrase “trust me” should have been my first clue to hightail it out the door, but hindsight is always 20/20.

    So there I was, on a stage with two other men, being asked ridiculous questions by a woman I couldn’t see, but whose voice made my pants tighten—and not around my ankles.

    Before I knew what was happening, I'd signed up for six weeks in paradise, isolated on an island for forty-two days with a complete stranger. And when I finally laid eyes on the sexy brunette who belonged to that voice, a part of me thought this wouldn’t be so bad.

    I’ve always been a levelheaded guy. I am a successful, smart, and shrewd business man. But that was when I was listening to the head above my shoulders. Once the blood traveled south, I always ran into trouble.

    She called me Mr. Wrong, and that was fine with me.

    Lesson learned: lust always trumps logic.

    4. Love in Lingerie by Alessandra Torre

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    RELEASE DATE: January 16, 2017


    I hired her to fix my company, to bring Marks Lingerie back to life. I didn’t expect her to become my friend. I didn’t expect to fall in love with her.

    The first rule of business is to never touch your employees. I think there is another rule about not falling for your best friend—a rule against imagining the curves of her body, or the way her breathing would change if I pulled down her panties and unzipped my pants.

    Now, I can’t wait any longer. I’m tossing out the rules.

    Damn the company.

    Damn our friendship.

    Damn my fears.

    5. The Do-Over by Julie A. Richman

    Julie A. Richman / Via GOODREADS

    RELEASE DATE: January 26, 2017


    Sometimes, one degree is all that separates you from the one you were meant to be with.

    Wes Bergman was sex on a stick.

    We’d been circling one another our entire lives, mingling at the same clubs... attending the same events…sharing mutual acquaintances…yet we’d never actually met.

    Until…we both boarded a Windjammer Cruise in the Caribbean. And it was like meeting my long, lost best friend for the first time. I hadn’t ever connected with a guy that way before.

    But Wes had a girlfriend. So, when the week was over, he walked off the ship, unknowingly taking a piece of my heart with him.

    Now, over a decade later, newly divorced, I’m the proverbial fish out of water. Dating has totally changed. Apps. Swipe left. Swipe right. Catfishing. Men my age want two things: twenty-five-year-olds—like my ex’s new child bride of a wife—or just a quick hook-up.

    After a string of bad dates, I finally did something I never thought I’d do. I had a hot one-night stand with a really handsome guy I met online who didn’t even know my real name.

    Turned out Mr. Fling is a big shot for my company’s newest client. And just my luck, that client’s CEO is none other than...Wes Bergman.

    Now I’m separated by one degree again from the man who stole my heart.

    And Mr. Fling could destroy my chance of what I want most – a Do-Over with Wes.

    6. Dirty Filthy Rich Men by Laurelin Paige

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    RELEASE DATE: March 27, 2017


    One unexpected and wild weekend with Weston King, and I'm a new woman. He, on the other hand, is the same rich, notorious playboy he's always been. In other words, not the commitment type.

    So even though we had fun those two days and nights, I moved on quickly from our horizontal time together.

    Or I thought I did until he offered me a job three months later at his firm in NYC.

    Can you blame a girl for thinking we might have a chance together?

    What I didn't anticipate was Donovan Kincaid, Weston's best friend and business partner. He's dangerous and dominant and gets under my skin in ways that no other man has.

    The worst part? I like it.

    From NYT Bestselling author Laurelin Paige, discover a whole new world filled with sex, love, power, romance and dirty, filthy rich men.

    7. Fidelity by Aleatha Romig

    Aleatha Romig / Via Aleatha Romig via Facebook

    RELEASE DATE: January 17, 2017


    She thought she could save those she loved.

    He thought he could save her.

    They'll both learn the truth.

    FIDELITY, the dramatic conclusion to the epic five-novel series INFIDELITY, following Lennox "Nox" Demetri, Alexandria "Charli" Collins, the Montagues, Demetris, Fitzgeralds, and Spencers is finally here.

    When the vows are complete and the dust settles, who will be left standing?

    No one is safe, and no alliance is above suspicion in the much-anticipated finale to this hot romantic-suspense saga. Our heroine has survived betrayal, cunning, deception, and entrapment…what will happen when she’s faced with fidelity?

    Infidelity, it isn't what you think.

    From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes a sexy, new dominant hero who knows what he wants and a strong-willed heroine who has plans of her own. With classic twists, turns, deceptions, and devotions, this new, epic romantic suspense will have readers swooning one minute and screaming the next.

    Have you been Aleatha'd?

    FIDELITY is the fifth and FINAL of five full-length novels in the INFIDELITY series.

    8. Untitled by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward

    Via Goodreads

    RELEASE DATE: April 10, 2017


    This untitled book is the next standalone in the Cocky Bastard series from New York Times Best Selling authors Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward. Who needs a title and synopsis from this writing team? Not me. I would read their shopping lists. Auto one-click worthy.

    9. Untitled by Mia Asher

    Mia Asher / Via Facebook: miaasherauthor

    RELEASE DATE: Spring 2017

    SYNOPSIS: Title & Synopsis coming soon! From the best selling author of Arsen: A Broken Love Story, Easy Virtue (Virtue, #1) and Sweetest Venom (Virtue, #2) comes a new emotional romance that;s sure to pull on your heart strings. I can't wait for this one.

    10. Preppy Part Two: The Life and Death of Samuel Clearwater (King Series Book 6) by T.M. Frazier

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    RELEASE DATE: January 24, 2017


    Preppy finds himself back in a world he once loved, but no longer recognizes. His dim smile can’t hide his inner turmoil and the people he views as family all suddenly feel like polite strangers.

    Except for one person. A girl with dark eyes and even darker hair.

    A girl who isn’t even an option.

    At least, not anymore.

    Dre can’t decide who she’s going to listen to. Her heart, her head, or her body. Because two out of those three things have her heading right back to Logan’s Beach. Closure is what she tells herself she’s seeking, but when she unlocks doors that were never meant to be opened she soon discovers that when it comes to Samuel Clearwater, closure might NEVER be an option.

    This is book six in the King Series and the second part of Preppy and Dre's story.

    11. Sexy Jerk by Kim Karr

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    RELEASE DATE: Spring 2017

    SYNOPSIS & COVER (Not final):

    My best friend is married.

    Everyone I know is married. It doesn’t bother me. I like my life the way it is.

    Since I’m single though, when my best friend and her husband decide to finally go on their dream honeymoon, she asks me to watch their two-year-old son.

    Of course I say yes.

    What my best friend neglects to tell me is that I won’t be babysitting alone. Feeling it might be too much for me to handle, her husband asks his only single friend to help.

    Nick Carrington and I have met a couple of dozen times. I’ve never really given him a second thought—other than to say he’s kind of a jerk. Out loud. So he can hear. Sure, he’s tall, dark, and handsome. And yes, he has the best ass I’ve ever seen, and I mean ever seen quite literally. You see he mooned me at last year’s Fourth of July barbeque because, like I said, he’s a jerk.

    He always has to be the life of the party.

    He’s also arrogant.


    And a playboy.

    I’d even go as far as to say he’s a manwhore.

    Before I know it, this manwhore and I are co-parenting. Living under the same roof. Eating meals together and yes, talking.

    It’s not like I had a choice. Even though I knew every minute would be hell, I had to say yes.

    But after two weeks what I didn’t expect is that I’d like him.

    That under that smart-ass exterior of his, he’s actually quite charming.

    That his arrogance could be such a turn on.

    That the sight of his naked body would do really bad things to me.

    So even though I still think he’s a jerk…I now think he’s a sexy jerk.

    And I kind of want more of him.

    But the question is—does he want more of me?

    12. Crown of Lies by Pepper Winters by Pepper Winters

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    RRLEASE DATE: January 31, 2017


    “I met the boy I wanted. But then he vanished and a new man claimed me instead. My father approved, my colleagues congratulated, and behind closed doors, I was bedded by a stranger.”

    Noelle Charlston lived a fairy-tale life: a doting father, a powerful job, and a future blessed with financial security.

    However, two meetings with two men changed her happy existence forever. First, she met the boy who made her heart sing. Second, she met the man who made her blood quiver.

    Noelle’s freedom was no longer hers. It belonged to the man her father believed was the perfect match. The man who pulled his lies over everyone he touched.

    Including her.

    Seduced and manipulated, Noelle lives two lives. The one everyone sees on the outside and the one no one sees on the inside. The lies he spins, the truth he hides, the mystery he webs—it’s all enough to slowly erode the woman she’d been and turn her into something else.

    Until her past collides with her present.

    And it’s her turn to lie.

    To everyone…including herself.

    13. Say I'm Yours by Corinne Michaels


    RELEASE DATE: June 15, 2017

    SYNOPSIS/COVER: Coming soon!

    From New York Times Bestseller, Corinne Michaels, comes a new small town standalone romance.

    14. Royal Affair by Parker Swift

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    RELEASE DATE: February 14, 2017


    Behind the posh British accent, Dylan Hale possesses a down-and-dirty sexiness. Off-the-charts gorgeous, a ruthless architect . . . and did I mention he's a future duke? Every time we touch, it's wildfire. All need and lust and heat. But Dylan has rules: just sex, no one can know, and in the bedroom he gets complete control. All I have to do is follow the rules, because falling in love with Dylan Hale is all it would take to screw everything up . . . royally.

    15. Mists of the Serengeti by Leylah Attar

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    RELEASE DATE: January 31, 2017


    Once in Africa, I kissed a king...

    "And just like that, in an old red barn at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, I discovered the elusive magic I had only ever glimpsed between the pages of great love stories. It fluttered around me like a newly born butterfly and settled in a corner of my heart. I held my breath, afraid to exhale for fear it would slip out, never to be found again.”

    When a bomb explodes in a mall in East Africa, its aftershocks send two strangers on a collision course that neither one sees coming.

    Jack Warden, a divorced coffee farmer in Tanzania, loses his only daughter. An ocean away, in the English countryside, Rodel Emerson loses her only sibling.

    Two ordinary people, bound by a tragic afternoon, set out to achieve the extraordinary, as they make three stops to rescue three children across the vast plains of the Serengeti—children who are worth more dead than alive.

    But even if they beat the odds, another challenge looms at the end of the line. Can they survive yet another loss—this time of a love that’s bound to slip through their fingers, like the mists that dissipate in the light of the sun?

    “Sometimes you come across a rainbow story—one that spans your heart. You might not be able to grasp it or hold on to it, but you can never be sorry for the color and magic it brought.”

    A blend of romance and women’s fiction, Mists of The Serengeti is inspired by true events and contains emotional triggers, including the death of a child. Not recommended for sensitive readers. Standalone, contemporary fiction.

    16. Joy Stick by Lauren Blakely

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    RELEASE DATE: May 1, 2017


    From the New York Times Bestselling author of MISTER O and BIG ROCK, comes a hot & hilarious new standalone romantic comedy…

    Let’s be honest, ladies. A good man is a lot like the perfect car. You want a hot body, an engine that purrs, and superior performance under the hood. You probably also crave a ride that can go all night long.

    I’m at your service.

    Like the custom cars I build with class and sophistication, that’s exactly how I treat a woman. But don’t worry. I absolutely do my best work dirty…both in the shop and between the sheets. Work and play keep me plenty busy, until a certain sexy brunette reappears in my life and throws a wrench in all my plans.

    This woman drives me insane. With longing. With lust. With every-damn-thing. But I kept my hands off her when I worked with her before, and I can damn well do it again now that’s she’s the competition.

    After all, you don’t sleep with the enemy, even if it’d be one helluva joy ride?

    17. A Charm of Finches by Suanne Laqueur


    RELEASE DATE: December 31, 2017

    As a young Greek Jew hiding from Nazi occupation, apprentice baker Micah Kalo was betrayed by flour. Lured into the open by the promise of unleavened bread for Passover, Micah wound up on a train to Auschwitz. Big for his age and strong for his years, he became a Sonderkommando, shoveling bodies into ovens instead of loaves of bread. He survived the camp and made his way to America. Now seventy-four, he owns a bakery on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. While his adult daughter runs the business, Micah bakes to atone, to remember and to forget.

    Stavroula Kalo also bakes to forget. Her failed marriage coincided with her own parents’ divorce, leaving her confused, adrift and lonely. A survivor like her father, Micah, Stav builds a satisfying single life, but she is both starved for love and haunted by past betrayals.

    Across the river in an affluent New Jersey suburb, twenty-year-old Geronimo “Geno” Caan lives a life of wealth and privilege until he becomes the victim of a drug and sex trafficking ring. After being rescued from an ordeal of physical and mental trauma, he comes to live at the Exodus Project, a Manhattan shelter devoted to male survivors of sexual abuse. His hopes shattered, his body ravaged and his own masculinity in question, he sets out down the long road to a recovery he's not entirely sure he wants.

    An art therapist at the Exodus Project, Steffen Finch has a reputation for saving hopeless cases. Working with Geno Caan proves professionally and spiritually draining for Stef, who at the same time is beginning an intense romantic relationship with Javier Landes. The love affair provides a crucial counterweight to the pain Stef witnesses on a daily basis. Pain he often brings home with him at the end of the day.

    After a twenty-three-year-long career as an escort, Jav finds himself lonely and lost until he meets Stef. Cautious and circumspect about his ability to love and be loved, Jav treads slowly in these foreign waters, even as his heart wants to seize this chance, dive deep and embrace his feelings for Stef. But after a long career of never putting his emotional and sexual needs first, Jav struggles with when it’s justified to make it all about him.

    Five lives weave into a narrative of love and survival in A Charm of Finches, Suanne Laqueur’s sixth novel about how our worst, hidden secrets reveal our finest qualities.

    18. Sweet Rivalry (1001 Dark Nights) by K. Bromberg

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    RELEASE DATE: February 28, 2017


    Ryder Rodgers had a plan.

    He was going to stride into the conference room, do the required song and dance over the next five days, and win the biggest contract of his career. But when he walked in and heard the voice of one of his competitors, all his plans were shot to hell.

    Harper Denton. She was always on top. In college. First in their class. Always using every advantage to edge him out to win the coveted positions. The only one who could beat him. His academic rival. More like a constant thorn in his side. And his ego’s.

    When he heard her voice, he was brought back to years before. To the bitter taste of being second best. But the woman who meets his gaze is nothing like the drab wallflower he used to know. Hell no. She was all woman now: curves, confidence, and staggering sex appeal. And no doubt, still brilliant.

    The fact that she’s gorgeous and bright won’t distract him. This time, Ryder’s determined to be the one on top. But not if Harper can help it.

    19. American Prince (American Queen 2) by Sierra Simone

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    RELEASE DATE: March 7, 2017


    I’ve been many things.

    I’ve been a son and a stepbrother. An Army captain and a Vice President.

    But only with Him am I a prince. His little prince.

    Only with Maxen and Greer does my world make sense, only between them can I find peace from the demons that haunt me. But men like me aren’t made to be happy. We don’t deserve it. And I should have known a love as sharp as ours could cut both ways.

    My name is Embry Moore and I serve at the pleasure of the President of the United States…for now.

    This is the story of an American Prince.

    20. So Close (The Blacklist Series) by Sylvia Day




    So Close is the first book in a planned duology delivered with Sylvia Day's trademark emotional intensity, scorching sensuality, and powerful storytelling.

    Lily awakens something in Kane he thought he was far too cynical to feel. Theirs is a volatile and erotic relationship that becomes even more so when she discovers a secret that will remove her from Kane's life forever. Or will it? Fate puts Lily back in Kane's path... though their fortunes have reversed dramatically.

    21. Home Run by Heidi McLaughlin

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    RELEASE DATE: January 17, 2017


    LOVE ISN'T A GAME . . .

    I've given up everything for the chance to play major league baseball. Everything. Now I'm so close I can practically hear the crowd chanting my name. There's nothing that could take my dream away from me . . .

    Unless I lose focus. And Ainsley Burke is the most beautiful, distracting woman I've ever met. When I'm with her, I can't think of anything else.

    But no matter how much I want Ainsley, there's no room for love in my game plan. I can give her a quick tour of the bases, but that's it. Then I have to let her go. If she wants to think I'm a love 'em and leave 'em player, fine.

    All dreams require sacrifice. I just wish this one didn't mean tearing out my own heart.

    22. Fifty Shades Darker From Christian's Point of View (Fifty Shades #5) by E.L. James

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    According to E.L. James site "The new edition (the movie-tie-in cover for Fifty Shades Darker featuring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan) will include a series of my photographs from the set with commentary about the making of the movie. And will also include an excerpt from my forthcoming book FIFTY SHADES DARKER, As Told by Christian Grey.

    23. Sever (Closer #2) by Mary Elizabeth

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    RELEASE DATE: April 2017

    SYNOPSIS & COVER - Coming soon. Sever is the next book in the highly addicting Closer series.

    24. Dear Agony: A Novel by Georgia Cates

    Georgia Cates / Via Facebook: GeorgiaCatesAuthor

    RELEASE DATE: March 1, 2017

    SYNOPSIS/COVER: Coming soon! This is a standalone romance.

    25. Secret Lucidity by E.K. Blair

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    SYNOPSIS & COVER to be revealed. Standalone romance.

    26. Shacking Up by Helena Hunting

    Helena Hunting / Via Instagram: @helenahunting

    RELEASE DATE: May 30, 2017


    Ruby Scott is months behind on rent and can’t seem to land a steady job. She has one chance to turn things around with a big audition. But instead of getting her big break, she gets sick as a dog and completely bombs it in the most humiliating fashion. All thanks to a mysterious, gorgeous guy who kissed—and then coughed on—her at a party the night before.

    Luckily, her best friend might have found the perfect opportunity; a job staying at the lavish penthouse apartment of hotel magnate Bancroft Mills while he’s out of town, taking care of his exotic pets. But when the newly-evicted Ruby arrives to meet her new employer, it turns out Bane is the same guy who got her sick.

    Seeing his role in Ruby’s dilemma, Bane offers her a permanent job as his live-in pet sitter until she can get back on her feet. Filled with hilariously awkward encounters and enough sexual tension to heat a New York City block, Shacking Up, from NYT and USA Today bestselling author Helena Hunting, is sure to keep you laughing and swooning all night long.

    27. Good Boy (WAGs #1) by Elle Kennedy and Sarina Bowen

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    RELEASE DATE: January 31, 2017


    Hosting her brother’s wedding for an MVP guest list is the challenge of Jess Canning’s life. Already the family screw-up, she can’t afford to fail. And nobody (nobody!) can learn of the colossal mistake she made with the best man during a weak moment last spring. It was wrong, and there will not be a repeat. Absolutely not. Even if he is the sexiest thing on two legs.

    Blake Riley sees the wedding as fate’s gift to him. Jess is the maid of honor and he’s the best man? Let the games begin. So what if he’s facing a little (fine, a lot) of resistance? He just needs to convince the stubborn blonde that he’s really a good boy with a bad rap. Luckily, every professional hockey player knows that you’ve got to make an effort if you want to score.

    But Jess has more pressing issues to deal with than sexy-times with a giant man-child. Such as: Will the ceremony start on time, even though someone got grandma drunk? Does glitter ever belong at a wedding? And is it wrong to murder the best man?

    Caution: May cause accidental aspiration of tea or coffee. Do not read in a public place where loud laughter is inappropriate. Contains hot but hilarious hockey players, puppy cuddling and a snarky pair of underwear.

    28. Bombshell by CD Reiss

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    RELEASE DATE: May 1, 2017


    From New York Times bestselling author CD Reiss, a standalone romance about a nanny, a Hollywood star, and a love they never expected.

    Hollywood bad boy Brad Sinclair always gets his way, whether it’s the role he wants or the bikini-clad model he has to have. But when a bombshell gets dropped in his lap in the form of a dimpled five-year-old from a forgotten relationship, he knows his life is about to change forever.

    Cara DuMont isn’t exactly thrilled when she gets assigned to be the nanny for the latest box-office king. She has one rule: no celebrity fathers, especially single ones with devilish good looks and rock-hard abs.

    But as soon as Cara meets Brad and his adorable little girl, she knows she’s in for a world of trouble. Because there’s something about the way Brad looks at her that makes her believe that some rules are meant to be broken…

    29. The Play Mate by Kendall Ryan

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    RELEASE DATE: March 14, 2017


    His best friend's little sister is all grown up … and ready to play in a whole new way.

    Smith Hamilton has it all—he's smart, good-looking and loaded. But he remembers a time when he had nothing and no one, so he's not about to mess up, especially with his best friend’s little sister. That means keeping Evie at arm's length … even though the once pesky little girl is now a buxom bombshell. A sexy blonde who pushes his self-control to the limit the night she crawls into bed with him.

    Evie Reed knows she's blessed—with an exclusive education, a family who loves her, and a new job managing social media for her family's lingerie company. But she wants more, like a reason to wear the sexy lingerie herself. She has just the man in mind to help with that. She's crushed on Smith forever. Surely tricking her way into his bed will force him to see her in a new, adult way.

    Except that when Evie's plan leads to disaster, she and Smith must decide—ignore the attraction sizzling between them, or become play mates and risk it all.

    30. Pieces of Heaven by Natasha Madison

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    RELEASE DATE: January 30, 2017



    I didn’t want this life.

    But sometimes you’re forced to make the best of the crappy hand you’ve been dealt. I wanted to teach my daughter that. No matter what happens you face your problems head-on.

    Never cower. Never give up.

    Then someone took her and I had to put my faith in a system that had failed me, and my hope in a man I didn’t know.


    Serve. Honor. Protect, are the only things I’ve ever cared about until her case was dropped on my desk. As we searched for her missing daughter, the last woman I thought I’d fall in love with became my reason for living.

    Then the world came crashing down around us.

    One secret would change everything, but I had one more hand to be dealt. And if I played my cards right, maybe, just maybe we’d get our piece of heaven.

    31. Raw Deal by Cherrie Lynn

    Cherrie Lynn / Via Facebook: authorcherrielynn

    RELEASE DATE: January 24, 2017


    Savannah's brother was killed in a cage fight with Mike "Red Reaper" Larson after a savage punch to the head.

    When Mike shows up at the funeral, he’s nothing like Savannah expected. Gone is the fierce, brutal beast she’s seen in the cage. In his place is a beautiful man torn with guilt, seeking forgiveness, and willing to do anything to ease her pain.

    Her family doesn’t approve, but her heart doesn’t stand a chance. Irresistibly drawn together, neither of them can deny the intoxicating desire unleashed between them, turning their pain into the most exquisite pleasure.

    But every time Mike steps into the cage, Savannah knows she could lose him too. She can’t go through that again, but how can she let go of the one man who sets her body and soul on fire?

    32. Vanished by T.K. Leigh

    T.K. Leigh / Via Facebook: tkleigh

    RELEASE DATE: February 7, 2017


    Recommended for mature readers due to strong language and graphic violence.

    Rayne Kilpatrick has everything. A job she’s dreamed of since a little girl. The perfect house. And a man she loves and is about to marry… Until he never returns from a humanitarian mission.

    Gone. Disappeared. Vanished.

    When footage of his gruesome murder by a Muslim extremist group is shown across the country and around the globe, she wants the person responsible for the disappearance of the man she loves to pay. She wants him to lose the one person who means the world to him, too, and she won’t stop until he does.

    Alexander Burnham has everything… Finally. A job he enjoys where he can actually make a difference in the world. The perfect woman who he’s loved his entire life. And the most beautiful daughter a father could ask for… Until he walks into her bedroom one morning to find it empty.

    Gone. Disappeared. Vanished.

    It’s a race against the clock for Alexander to put the pieces together and find out who has taken his daughter and what they want from him. As information comes to light, he is forced to bury the guilt he feels after losing his fellow team member and focus instead on finding and saving his daughter…

    Before it’s too late.

    Vanished can be read in conjunction with or separate from the Beautiful Mess series.