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Hold Your Breath by Katie Ruggle

Ride Hard - Raven Riders MC, book 1 by Laura Kaye

The Obsession by Nora Roberts

Bring the Heat - Sugarland Blue series, Book 5 by Jo Davis

These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly

Dangerious to Know by Dawn Ryder

Barefoot with a Bad Boy - Barefoot Bay Undercover series, Book 3 by Roxanne St. Claire

Miss Ruffles Inherits Everything - Miss Ruffles Mysteries by Nancy Martin

Wedding Cake Murder - Hannah Swensen Murder mystery series, book 19 by Joanne Fluke

Claimed - Outlaws #1 by Elle Kennedy

The Naked Eye - Kendra Michaels, book 3 by Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen

The Diabolical Ms. Hyde by Viola Carr

Dying for a Donut, Laurel McKay Mysteries, book 5 by Cindy Sample

Dishing The Dirt - Agatha Raisin Mystery Series Book 26 by M.C. Beaton

Death, Taxes, And A Chocolate Cannoli - Tara Halloway Series by Diane Kelly

Thicker Than Water by Brigid Kemmerer

Cover your eyes - Morgan of Nashville, Book 1 by Mary Burton

Secret Sisters by Jayne Ann Krentz

Shadow Fall - Tracers series, Book 9 by Laura Griffin

The Last Time I Saw Her - Charlotte Stone series, book 4 by Karen Robards

Two Deadly Doves - Meg Langslow Series by Donna Andrews

Barefoot with a Stranger - Barefoot Bay Undercover, Book 2 by Roxanne St. Claire

Energized - Tidewater series, Book 3 by Mary Behre

Mystic Mayhem, A Mystery Isle Book 1 by Sally Smith and Jean Steffens

Laying Down The Paw - Paw Enforcement Series Book 3 by Diane Kelly

Exposing the Heiress - Once a Marine # 3 by Jennifer Apodaca

Hell or High Water - Deep Six series, Book 1 by Julie Ann Walker

Vipers Rule - Skulls Cree, Book 2 by Stephanie Tyler

Ride Steady - Chaos series, book 3 by Kristen Ashley

EXIT Strategy - EXIT Inc. series, book 1 by Lena Diaz

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Leave Yesterday Behind by Lauren Linwood

Callie Chennault vaulted to fame on the nighttime soap Sumner Falls, but after a decade of playing the same role, she is ready for a new acting challenge. When Callie is attacked by a stalker on the streets of New York, she takes a leave of absence from the show and returns to her roots in Aurora, Louisiana, to heal both physically and emotionally and determine her next career move.

Former professional baseball pitcher Nick La Chappelle has also come to Aurora to lick his own wounds after a messy divorce. A Cy Young winner and one-time ESPN broadcaster, Nick longs for the quiet of a small town in order to write murder mysteries under a pen name.


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Hold Your Breath by Katie Ruggle, There's enough tension to melt the ice in this sizzling romantic suspense from debut author Katie Ruggle. Meet the members of the Rocky Mountain Search & Rescue unit. Read Review>>

Ride Hard - Raven Riders MC, book 1 by Laura Kaye, Haven Randal depends on the Raven Riders motorcycle club's aid to escape her crime-boss father's tyranny and abuse. Dare Kenyon is haunted by the ghosts of the past. Can Dare keep both Haven and the Raven Riders safe from the trouble brewing in Baltimore? Will Haven finally have the life she dreams of? Read Review>>

The Obsession by Nora Roberts, One of Nora Roberts' best novels, THE OBSESSION is jam-packed with stimulating characters and layers of emotion in a suspenseful story that takes its time toying with the reader. So good! Read Review>>

Bring the Heat - Sugarland Blue series, Book 5 by Jo Davis, Captain Austin Rainey's world is turned upside down and inside out by a murderous stalker bent on destroying him. Laura Eden wants to help Austin in any capacity that she can. Can Laura help Austin catch his stalker before they strike again? Will Austin lose Laura to the killer's maniacal whim? Read Review>>

These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly, I have to say that this Junior Library Guild Selection is one of the better mysteries that I have read in some time. I love the history of New York in the 1890s and the depiction of dirty truths as well as the value of life based on who has the most money. The high society aristocrats who bred their daughters for good marriages with wealthy families to further their control were very ruthless. Read Review>>

Dangerious to Know by Dawn Ryder, When characters go back and forth to much a reader can either find themselves annoyed or craving from them to work it out. The author has to find the right balance, and I think that Dawn Ryder achieved that in this story. Read Review>>

Barefoot with a Bad Boy - Barefoot Bay Undercover series, Book 3 by Roxanne St. Claire, Gabriel Rossi mourns the death of the only woman he has ever loved, along with their son. Lila Wickman is finally free from the undercover case that has dominated her life for five years. Will Gabriel protect Lila from the people hunting her? Can Lila and Gabe have a future? Read Review>>

Miss Ruffles Inherits Everything - Miss Ruffles Mysteries by Nancy Martin, If something can go wrong, it will in MISS RUFFLES INHERITS EVERYTHING. Suspenseful situations, a dash of romance and a speedy plot make for a winning combination! Read Review>>

Wedding Cake Murder - Hannah Swensen Murder mystery series, book 19 by Joanne Fluke, Hannah has her hands full with her wedding day only two weeks away as well as participating in the Food Channel's dessert chef contest. Winning the Hometown Challenge places the contest right in her own hometown. But when her sister Michelle stumbles across the head judge's body, Hannah switches into amateur sleuth mode just as her wedding day draws near. Will she make it to the church on time, or will she become the killer's next victim? Read Review>>

Claimed - Outlaws #1 by Elle Kennedy, CLAIMED has action, adventure and suspense along with steamy sex in various forms. This is the first book in a new series by Kennedy that has fighting and survival skills put to the test as a war has wiped out most of the world. It's good vs. evil; outlaws vs. Enforcers. Who will win? Read Review>>

 

The Naked Eye - Kendra Michaels, book 3 by Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen, I can honestly say I have never read a book written by a mother and son duo. I don't understand the concept: does Iris write the first half of the story and Roy write the last part? I enjoyed this story no matter how it was written. Read Review>>

The Diabolical Ms. Hyde by Viola Carr, I enjoyed this novel from beginning to end. Ms. Carr took a risk combining voices, styles, and classic themes; the result is belletristic alchemy. Read Review>>

Dying for a Donut, Laurel McKay Mysteries, book 5 by Cindy Sample, When Laurel discovers a body at her daughter Jenna's job and the main suspect ends up being Jenna's boyfriend, Tony, Laurel becomes an unpaid, unofficial part of the investigation. But not everyone is happy with her involvement. Will she be able to clear Tony's name before she becomes the killer's next target? Read Review>>

Dishing The Dirt - Agatha Raisin Mystery Series Book 26 by M.C. Beaton, Agatha’s mad and she is not going to take it anymore! Look out, Agatha is on fire and sexy to boot in M.C. Beaton’s new novel DISHING THE DIRT. Read Review>>

Death, Taxes, And A Chocolate Cannoli - Tara Halloway Series by Diane Kelly, DEATH, TAXES AND A CHOCOLATE CANNOLI is such a good story with a great combination of crazy characters, a twisty plot and cozy warmth. Well done! Read Review>>

Thicker Than Water by Brigid Kemmerer, A New Adult suspense with an intriguing twist will keep the pages flipping until the end. Read Review>>

Cover your eyes - Morgan of Nashville, Book 1 by Mary Burton, Rachel Wainwright strives to help the wrongly accused to gain acquittal for the charges against them. Detective Deke Morgan believes his father convicted the right man thirty-years-ago. Can Rachel convince Deke to re-open the case? Will Deke and Rachel discover the true killer before it is too late? Read Review>>

Secret Sisters by Jayne Ann Krentz, This story is a treasure trove of clues that will keep you entranced as the story unfolds. It keeps you guessing on what is going to happen next, trying to solve this mystery until the surprising end. Read Review>>

Shadow Fall - Tracers series, Book 9 by Laura Griffin, Tara Rushing is dealing with the psychological fallout of her last FBI raid. Liam Wolfe operates a successful security consulting firm. Will Liam be able to convince Tara to trust him enough to let him in? Can Tara maintain her professional stance and still catch the serial killer before he strikes again? Read Review>>

The Last Time I Saw Her - Charlotte Stone series, book 4 by Karen Robards, The CHARLOTTE STONE series is a great look into the life of a psychiatrist studying death row serial killers in a hope of finding flaws in their brains that make them do what they do. Throw in a sexy, handsome ghost and you have a mystery to bring chills up your spine. Read Review>>

 


The Rogue - The Devil's Duke, book 1 by Katharine Ashe
 Since their provocative interlude six years ago Saint and Constance have been unable to forget each other. Now, she wants him to teach her to use a dagger. But as the lessons turn passionate, will Saint be able to protect his heart once more? Will he be able to keep Constance safe when she is targeted as a killer's next victim?


My American Duchess by Eloisa James
 After two failed engagements, Merry is determined to go through with this one. After all, she is gaining a reputation. But when she encounters Trent and is quickly drawn to him, she has to make a decision. Does she risk making her reputation worse by dumping another fiancé for the man she really wants…her fiance's brother? Or does she take her chances with the fiancé she already has?


Honey Hill House - A Dollar For a Dream series, Book 2 by Lisa Ireland
 The A DOLLAR FOR A DREAM Australian contemporary series continues in a small town in New South Wales with a plucky and vibrant heroine who braves life after a mastectomy. The cattle farmer who wins this charismatic woman's heart will have his hands full of love and life.


Nobody But You - Cedar Ridge series, Book 3 by Jill Shalvis
 Laugh-out-loud funny and sob-worthy poignant, Jacob and Sophie's story is the best of the series. Fans will appreciate the comradery when all the siblings and significant others come together to overcome their business issues and plan a heartwarming Wounded Warriors event in this third book of the CEDAR RIDGE series.


The Lure of the Moonflower - Pink Carnation #12 by Lauren Willig
 THE LURE OF THE MOONFLOWER is an historical novel set in Europe in the early 1800's and in England in 2005. The connection is the Pink Carnation but how does it cross over to both time periods? It's done ingeniously since it also brings us back to book one in the series, THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE PINK CARNATION.


Six Degrees of Scandal - Scandalous series, Book 4 by Caroline Linden
 Destitute after the death of the husband she was forced to wed, Olivia is pursued by a dangerous man who wants the treasure he believes she possesses. When she receives a copy of her husband's diary, she sets out to discover his secrets and stop her pursuer. When the only man she has ever loved offers his help, vowing to stand by her, she struggles not to lose her heart to Jamie again.


The Friends We Keep - Mischief Bay series, Book 2 by Susan Mallery
 Three friends face a year of life altering events in this tantalizing novel that is sure to touch hearts. An emotion-packed story, this book will keep readers on a roller coaster ride of tears and laughter right up to the beautiful ending.


Because of Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn
 It has always been expected that Billie would marry one of her two close pals who are brothers. Their oldest sibling, George, has always considered Billie a pest, but when they are unexpectedly thrown together, the sparks fly. One kiss is all it takes to make him want to claim her forever. But, can he win her love, or has she already fallen for one of his brothers?


Fire Bound - Sisters of the Heart, book 5 by Christine Feehan
 Lissa Piner needs to settle unfinished business before going after the man who threatens her sisters and their mates' lives. Casimir Prakenskii promises his brothers to protect Lissa while she is overseas and far from the farm. Can Lissa trust Casimir? Will Lissa and Casimir succeed in taking down Sorbacov?


Heart Like Mine - Echo Lake series, Book 2 by Maggie McGinnis
 A doctor and a financial analyst, plus good friends who can't keep their opinions to themselves, make for some laugh-out-loud moments mixed with poignancy to win your heart. Great contemporary series with likable characters.


What We Find - Sullivan's Crossing series, book 1 by Robyn Carr
 Every time I pick up a new book by one of my favorite authors, Robyn Carr, I know I am in for a glorious time. Her books are about real life experiences and the trials and tribulations of what life can throw at us. WHAT WE FIND is a story of coming home so a lost soul can find her way.


Draw Me Close - Hearts and Crafts series, Book 3 by Nicole Michaels
 The final book in a contemporary craft-themed trilogy features a dumpster diving heroine reunited with the love of her life from her past. Can she forgive the man who broke her heart once already when she realizes he didn't exactly tell the truth?


Unleashed - Love to the Rescue #1 by Rachel Lacey
 UNLEASHED has lots of rescue dogs, friendships and romance. The dogs keep the book interesting especially their interactions with the humans who care for them until they can get placed in their forever homes.


Chance Harbor by Holly Robinson
 Contemporary women's fiction at its best, author Holly Robinson excels at emotional storytelling that teaches lessons in forgiveness. When one event after another unravels this family, you'll root for their success as well as dread what may happen next, all the while hoping the book will never end. Recommended Read!


These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly
 I have to say that this Junior Library Guild Selection is one of the better mysteries that I have read in some time. I love the history of New York in the 1890s and the depiction of dirty truths as well as the value of life based on who has the most money. The high society aristocrats who bred their daughters for good marriages with wealthy families to further their control were very ruthless.


Defending Hearts - Boys of Fall series, book 2 by Shannon Stacey
 This story is very enlightening to me. The plight of small town America is one that is very real and the loss of family farms by people that have owned the land for centuries is one that needs to be told again and again. I love Shannon Stacey's writing of small towns.


The Splendor of Ordinary Days - Watervalley series, book 3 by Jeff High
 I don't normally read books written by male authors because in my opinion they aren't written with the knowledge of love and romance that a female mind can do so well. I find Jeff High's book very perceptive in the male feelings of romance and love. THE SPLENDOR OF ORDINARY DAYS is a lovely story. This book is written in the first person which always gives me a closer feeling of being the character.


The Haunted Heist - Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries, Book 3 by Angie Fox
 Verity Long believes she finally caught a break and landed a reliable-paying graphic design job. Luck turns against her when Verity's prospective employer ends up dead. Will Verity's ghostly friends help her discover who the murderer is? Is it a ghost or the living?


Promises Kept - The McBride Brothers series, Book 1 by Scarlett Dunn
 A historical western mail-order bride novel with a surprise twist creates expectations for the rest of the series. Western historical fans will rejoice in a new series to follow, especially since the third book will release April 2016.


The Stories We Tell by Patti Callahan Henry
 This was women's fiction that kept me turning the pages even when I didn't always want to but ultimately was glad I did. Family angst and lots of troubles were front and center but true Southerners always show the rest of the world that Southern Charm and calm facade.


America's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie
 You'll feel happiness, anger, frustration, joy, sadness and relief for the characters as you follow them through this fascinating, yet often heartrending, time in American history. An amazing piece of fiction based on an enormous amount of historical research, this novel will churn your emotions.


Trusting Liam by Molly Mc Adams
 Hiding from a gang across the country can be fun... When you add in a sexy stranger from your past.


One Touch More by Mandy Baxter
 Life undercover is hard, but life gets a little easier when you are working with a beautiful woman.


The Great Christmas Knit-Off by Alexandra Brown
 When you're stranded at the altar what more can you do than run away to a small town? ***image3**


Fighting for Control by Melynda Price
 Usually, it takes a couple of chapters for me to get into a book and be lost in the world the author creates, but with this book the author sunk her hooks into me during the prologue


Forbidden by Cathy Clamp
 The story as a whole was very active and had a constant flow of events. It leaves you guessing until the end.


Dangerious to Know by Dawn Ryder
 When characters go back and forth to much a reader can either find themselves annoyed or craving from them to work it out. The author has to find the right balance, and I think that Dawn Ryder achieved that in this story.


The Study of Seduction - Sinful Suitors, Book 2 by Sabrina Jeffries
 Edwin Barlow does not believe in love but the earl knows his duty is to marry and produce an heir. Clarissa Lindsey despairs at the realization that she seems to attract the wrong types of men. Can Edwin protect Clarissa from the aggressive Frenchman pursuing her? Will Clarissa be able to move past her fear enough to be a proper wife? Or will her fear ruin their marriage?


Unwrapped - Hunk for the Holidays series, book 3 by Katie Lane
 Katie Lane is not a familiar author to me but I am thinking I need to change that. This story is full of laughter, imagination and the mystery of a homeless man who could be Santa Claus.


Shameless - Bitter Creek series, book 10 by Joan Johnston
 I am always ready to return to Bitter Creek, Wyoming. The feud between the two big land owners is always fun to read about. Grayhawk's and Flynn's feud makes you laugh and feel sad at different intervals.


Bound By One Scandalous Night - The Scandalous Summerfields, book 2 by Diane Gaston
 Rescued by Lt. Edmund, Lady Amelie gives into one night of passion with him because she felt unwanted by her fiancé who left her dumped on the streets of Brussels. But the night yields consequences and three months later, as Edmund recovers from his battlefield wounds, the two wed. When tragedy strikes on their honeymoon, along with her parents' disapproval of the wedding, will it mean the end of their marriage, or will love win out?


The Return of the Witch - The Witch's Daughter, Book 2 by Paula Brackston
 How I love a good paranormal romance with witches and warlocks, as well as anticipating who will cast the first spell. The pages start turning faster as the suspense rises to discover who will out-witch who and when the last spell will be cast. This sequel to THE WITCH'S DAUGHTER is a great continuation of the era-hopping witch and warlord who we believe will fight to the end this time.


Unravel by Calia Read
 Calia Read does not write a run of a mill suspense romance book. She takes you on a grand adventure. On a roller coaster of emotions. What is it about this series I love so much? The story lines are intriguing. Calia Read’s writing is captivating and dramatic. It’s been a long time since I’ve enjoyed reading an author this much.


Unhinge by Calia Read
 It's been a while since I've been so engrossed in a story. And I did love the story so much I'm now going off to buy every other book Calia Read has written. ;) So consider this Reader a new Calia Read fan.


The Promise of Forgiveness by Marin Thomas
 An unusual, character-driven relationship story in a desolate setting that reflects their inner turmoil, this novel will inspire raw emotion and capture your heart.


A Heart Stuck On Hope - A Dollar For a Dream, Book 1 by Jennie Jones
 One dollar a week rent entices a single mom to move with her eight-year-old troubled daughter to a small town in Australia. A fun beginning to a multi-author series.


A Girl's Guide to Moving On, New Beginnings series, book 2 by Debbie Macomber
 Being an avid reader of Debbie Macomber's books, I am always happy to read a new stand-alone novel. Her tales of the family dynamics and modern day ways of the world are reliably absorbing.


The Best Medicine - Strictly Business #1 by Elizabeth Hayley
 THE BEST MEDICINE has lots of heat - much more than I expected. There are doctors and professors to keep things interesting along with burn up the sheet moments!


Barefoot with a Bad Boy - Barefoot Bay Undercover series, Book 3 by Roxanne St. Claire
 Gabriel Rossi mourns the death of the only woman he has ever loved, along with their son. Lila Wickman is finally free from the undercover case that has dominated her life for five years. Will Gabriel protect Lila from the people hunting her? Can Lila and Gabe have a future?


Angels In The Snow by Rexanne Becnel
 Charles and Judith are going through a rough patch in their marriage. Will a week at a mountain home restore the magic back into their life together? ANGELS IN THE SNOW is so heavenly divine!


Midnight Wrangler - Midnight Cowboys series, Book 2 by Cat Johnson
 Contemporary Western fans will enjoy this couple pushing toward midlife who reunite after an unexplained separation twenty-five years ago.


The View from Prince Street - Alexandria series, book 2 by Mary Ellen Taylor
 Having just found this author last month I am overjoyed at getting to read this next book, THE VIEW FROM PRINCE STREET, in her ongoing series of Alexandria, Virginia, both in the 1800s and the present day. Finding more history of the founding families has brought me new insight into how our ancestors control our lots in life.


Miss Ruffles Inherits Everything - Miss Ruffles Mysteries by Nancy Martin
 If something can go wrong, it will in MISS RUFFLES INHERITS EVERYTHING. Suspenseful situations, a dash of romance and a speedy plot make for a winning combination!


Chasing River - The Burying Water Series, Book 3 by K.A. Tucker
 An intriguing modern day novel set in Ireland, CHASING RIVER drew me in by its scenic location. Political unrest is part of the conflict that faces a couple from two different worlds who find themselves falling in love. Can an American sheriff's daughter and an Irish Republican's brother find common ground to bind them forever?


Wedding Cake Murder - Hannah Swensen Murder mystery series, book 19 by Joanne Fluke
 Hannah has her hands full with her wedding day only two weeks away as well as participating in the Food Channel's dessert chef contest. Winning the Hometown Challenge places the contest right in her own hometown. But when her sister Michelle stumbles across the head judge's body, Hannah switches into amateur sleuth mode just as her wedding day draws near. Will she make it to the church on time, or will she become the killer's next victim?


Earth Bound - Sisters of the Heart, book 4 by Christine Feehan
 Lexi Thompson intends to forget her harrowing past by cultivating the farm she owns with her sisters of the heart. Gavriil plans to sacrifice himself for four of his brothers living in Sea Haven with their destined mates. Will Lexi be able to save Gavriil from the shadowy world? Can Gavriil protect Lexi from the ghosts of her past?


Just Say Yes - A Strictly Business Novel by Elizabeth Hayley
 Yes, yes! Tim and Quinn star in JUST SAY YES, Elizabeth Hayley’s new novel. Fantastic storyline involving risks, romance and just the right touches of wittiness! Read it now!


Reaper's Fall by Joanna Wylde
 


Stepbrother, Mine by Opal Carew
 Ms. Carew had me on the edge of my seat, going crazy on trying to figure out what was going to happen next.


You Are Mine by Jackie Ashenden
 So I am happy to say that this author now holds the key to my heart. Let's just say I am a new fan of Jackie Ashenden.


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