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    10 Reads For The Beach This Summer

    One of the things I most look forward to every summer is spending time on the beach with an incredible book. Or two. Or three. Here's a list of ten incredible books to load up on your e-reader or throw in your beach bag before heading out this summer! Whether you're in the mood for something light, sexy, hilarious, or even a whole new world to get lost in, I've got you covered!

    LOST AND FOUND SISTERS by Jill Shalvis

    From New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis comes her first women's fiction novel—an unforgettable story of friendship, love, family, and sisterhood—perfect for fans of Colleen Hoover, Susan Mallery, and Kristan Higgins.

    They say life can change in an instant…

    After losing her sister in a devastating car accident, chef Quinn Weller is finally getting her life back on track. She appears to have it all: a loving family, a dream job in one of L.A.'s hottest eateries, and a gorgeous boyfriend dying to slip an engagement ring on her finger. So why does she feel so empty, like she's looking for a missing piece she can't find?

    The answer comes when a lawyer tracks down Quinn and reveals a bombshell secret and a mysterious inheritance that only she can claim. This shocking revelation washes over Quinn like a tidal wave. Her whole life has been a lie.

    On impulse, Quinn gives up her job, home, and boyfriend. She heads up the coast to the small hometown of Wildstone, California, which is just a few hours north, but feels worlds apart from Los Angeles. Though she doesn't quite fit in right away, she can't help but be drawn to the town’s simple pleasures…and the handsome, dark-haired stranger who offers friendship with no questions asked.

    As Quinn settles into Wildstone, she discovers there's another surprise in store for her. The inheritance isn't a house or money, but rather something earthshattering, something that will make her question everything she thought she knew about herself, about her family. Now with a world of possibilities opening up to Quinn, she must decide if this new life is the one she was always meant to have—and the one that could finally give her the fulfillment she's searched so long for.


    Add LOST AND FOUND SISTERS to your TBR list!

    THE FOXE & THE HOUND by R.S. Grey

    A full-length STANDALONE romantic comedy from USA TODAY bestselling author R.S. Grey.

    When your life is a hot mess at twenty, it’s cute. At twenty-seven…well, not so much.

    It’s just that my lofty dreams—making it as a real estate agent, paying rent on time, showering daily—have stayed just that: dreams. Oh, and love? I’ve decided love might be a little ambitious for me at the moment. Instead, I’ve settled for the two guys who will never leave me: Ben & Jerry.

    That is, until Dr. Adam Foxe takes up residence as the town’s new vet.

    With his strong jaw, easy confidence, and form-fitting scrubs, it’s not long before every housewife in Hamilton is dragging neglected tomcats in for weekly checkups.

    Like everyone else, I’m intrigued. Even after I spoil my chance at a good first impression, he still offers me a proposition I can’t refuse: play his girlfriend at a family function and he’ll hire me as his real estate agent. Welcome to love in the 21st century.

    It’s too bad I underestimated Adam’s irresistible charm and the undeniable attraction that burns between us. The day he pins me to the wall and silences me with a kiss, the line between reality and ruse begins to blur. Every teasing touch brings me to my knees. Every kiss promises more.

    It looks like my hot mess of a life is about to get a little hotter.

    Add THE FOXE & THE HOUND to your TBR list!

    YOUR ALLURING LOVE by Layla Hagen

    *A sizzling romance from a USA TODAY BESTSELLING Author*
    *This book is a standalone*

    Alice Bennett has been holding a torch for her older brother’s best friend, Nate, for more than a decade. He’s a hotshot TV producer who travels the world, never staying in San Francisco for too long. But now he’s in town and just as tempting as ever. . . with a bossy streak that makes her weak in the knees and a smile that melts her defenses.

    As a successful restaurant owner, Alice is happy with her life. She loves her business and her family, yet after watching her siblings find their happy ever after, she can’t help feeling lonely sometimes—but that’s only for her to know.

    Nate Becker has always had a soft spot for Alice. Despite considering the Bennetts his family, he never could look at her as just his friend’s little sister. She’s a spitfire, and Nate just can’t stay away. He loves making her laugh… and blush.

    Their attraction is irresistible, and between stolen kisses and wicked-hot nights, they form a deep bond that has them both yearning for more.

    But when the chance of a lifetime comes knocking at his door, will Nate chase success even if it means losing Alice, or will he choose her?

    Add YOUR ALLURING LOVE to your TBR list!

    A SKY FULL OF STARS by Samantha Chase

    "The elements of this winning romance are definitely in sync." —Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

    He's always looked to the stars

    Now she's the brightest light in his universe.

    Brilliant astrophysicist Dr. Owen Shaughnessy feels more connected to the cosmos than to people. He's great with calculations, but when he leads a team of scientists to study a famous meteor shower, he doesn't factor in his free-spirited artist assistant Brooke Matthews.

    Polar opposites in personality, the friction between Owen and Brooke threatens to derail the project. But the beauty and mystery of the night sky draw them together—and she's going to surprise him in ways the stars never could.


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    THE KNOCKED UP PLAN by Lauren Blakely

    There are three little words most guys don’t want to hear on the first date. Not those…I mean these… “knock me up.”

    This single gal has had enough of the games, the BS and the endless chase. I know what I want most, and it’s not true love. It’s a bun in the oven, and I’m not afraid to hit up my sex-on-a-stick co-worker to do the job. Ryder is gorgeous, witty and charming — and he’s also a notorious commitment-phobe. That makes him the perfect candidate to make a deposit in the bank of me.

    I won’t fall for him, he won’t fall for me, and there’s no way baby will make three.

    Right?

    ****

    There are four words every guy wants to hear on the first date — “your place or mine?”

    When my hot-as-sin co-worker makes me a no-strings-attached offer that involves her place, my place, any place — as well as any position — I can’t refuse. Besides, I've got my own reasons to take her up on her deal even with her one BIG condition.


    There’s no way I’ll want more from one woman than any position, any where, any night? Except . . . what if I do?


    Add THE KNOCKED UP PLAN to your TBR list!

    AIN’T HE PRECIOUS? by Juliette Poe

    Welcome to Whynot, North Carolina, population 3,872. It has one stoplight, one bar, and the one-and-only Trixie Mancinkus.

    Eleven years ago, Trixie graduated Harvard Law, turned down a job offer from one of the most prestigious law firms in Boston, and headed home to Whynot to open her own firm. Not only did she leave behind the big city, but she also left her boyfriend of three years. And just so we’re clear… that would be me.

    So what am I doing in Whynot at this very moment? It seems Trixie needs help with a legal case and for some insane reason, she called on me for assistance. I’ve been in town for five minutes, and I’m every bit as out of place as I feel. Trixie is all sweet, southern curves to my tailored suits and high-priced haircuts. It’s a culture clash of north versus south and about the only thing we have in common is our physical attraction to each other.

    But I have a new motto since coming to Whynot: When life hands you lemons, all you need is a little sex and sweet tea to make things better.


    Add AIN'T HE PRECIOUS? to your TBR list!

    HOMETOWN COWBOY by Sara Richardson

    "Filled with humor, heart, and love, this page-turner is one wild ride."

    - Jennifer Ryan, New York Times bestselling author


    NEVER FALL IN LOVE WITH A COWBOY

    Jessa Mae Love is done with relationships. No matter how tempting he might be, she cannot--will not--fall for a man like Lance Cortez. The outrageously handsome cowboy is practically a living legend in Colorado, as famous for riding bulls as he is for breaking hearts. What would a big-time rodeo star like him see in a small-town veterinarian who wears glasses, rescues animals, and cries when watching rom-coms? Turns out, plenty.

    Raising bulls, riding the circuit, and looking after his ailing father--Lance never stands still for long. Yet Jessa catches his attention, and the more she tries to resist him, the more he wants her. When she agrees to move to the ranch to keep an eye on Lance's dad, Jessa tells him they have to keep it professional: no flirting, no sweet talk, and definitely no kissing. But with Jessa now living under his roof, that's easier said than done . . .


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    ROAR by Cora Carmack

    New York Times bestselling author Cora Carmack's young adult debut: Roar.

    In a land ruled and shaped by violent magical storms, power lies with those who control them.

    Aurora Pavan comes from one of the oldest Stormling families in existence. Long ago, the ungifted pledged fealty and service to her family in exchange for safe haven, and a kingdom was carved out from the wildlands and sustained by magic capable of repelling the world’s deadliest foes. As the sole heir of Pavan, Aurora's been groomed to be the perfect queen. She’s intelligent and brave and honorable. But she’s yet to show any trace of the magic she’ll need to protect her people.

    To keep her secret and save her crown, Aurora’s mother arranges for her to marry a dark and brooding Stormling prince from another kingdom. At first, the prince seems like the perfect solution to all her problems. He’ll guarantee her spot as the next queen and be the champion her people need to remain safe. But the more secrets Aurora uncovers about him, the more a future with him frightens her. When she dons a disguise and sneaks out of the palace one night to spy on him, she stumbles upon a black market dealing in the very thing she lacks—storm magic. And the people selling it? They’re not Stormlings. They’re storm hunters.

    Legend says that her ancestors first gained their magic by facing a storm and stealing part of its essence. And when a handsome young storm hunter reveals he was born without magic, but possesses it now, Aurora realizes there’s a third option for her future besides ruin or marriage.

    She might not have magic now, but she can steal it if she’s brave enough.

    Challenge a tempest. Survive it. And you become its master.

    Add ROAR to your TBR list!

    ONLY WITH ME by Kelly Elliott

    Life was great.

    I loved my bachelor life and working my dream job with the Colorado Springs SWAT team.

    That all changed the day I stepped into her bakery. Her smile swept me off my feet, and her panna cotta was heaven.

    Cue my very traditional Greek family.

    Then all hell broke loose.

    The woman I was falling in love with was Italian, and my mother was hell-bent on proving to the world she was the better cook.

    If my meddling family wasn’t bad enough, for the last six years Gabi had been on the run from a past she tried desperately to escape from.

    Between a beautiful woman on the run, and a crazy family constantly in my business, would I be able to show her I’m the only one who can keep her safe … or will her past steal her away from me?

    Add ONLY WITH ME to your TBR list!

    PLUS ONE by Aleatha Romig

    A fun, sexy new stand-alone from New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig.

    He's sexy and confident, the kind of man every woman notices. You know, the one with the to-die-for body and panty-melting smirk. And then there's the way his designer suits drape over his broad shoulders and big...well, we've all heard the rumors, the ones that say he's up for any challenge.

    But I can't see him that way. He's my boss—technically one of the owners of the company where I work—and definitely not in my league. Men like him don't notice women like me, and they don't date them.

    And I don't date men like him.

    Until that one time that I catch him in a compromising position when I'm also in need of a last-minute date for a wedding...and then it's not real. It's blackmail.

    For one weekend, he's my plus-one.


    Beautiful and unobtainable.

    From the moment she walked into my office with those stunning blue eyes and crazy sensual curves, she's been on my mind. Three years and never once has she acted interested in me. Usually I flash a million-dollar smile and women fall to their knees, some literally.

    Not her.

    Then on the occasion that I agree to let another woman do that—fall to her knees—guess who happens to catch us?

    It may not be the most conventional way to get on her radar, but I didn't get this far in business without knowing when to seize an opportunity. If this sexy little firecracker with perfectly kissable lips thinks she can blackmail me into attending her cousin's wedding, I'm going to jump at the chance to be her plus-one.


    You love her darker side. Now it's time to meet Leatha, the lighter side of Aleatha, as she trades her renowned twists and turns for laughs and love with this sexy new stand-alone romance, PLUS ONE.

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