Lit Weekly Recap – 02 August 2021

Standalone

02.08.2021

GAGE:
The shadows in the dark used to haunt me. Taunt my soul. A forever reminder of what I’ve lost.
I used to live for the thrill of fighting. The blood, sweat and tears, but that seems like a distant memory now. Like it was somebody else’s life.
I exiled myself to Brooklyn, to start a new life. There are no reminders here of my wife and what I lost or what I’ve left behind.
Or so I thought.
Until I met her.
Her soft features and blonde hair are angelic. Her porcelain skin delicate and captivating, giving her full power to bring me to my knees. Her crystal blue eyes beguile me; it’s as if they stare right into my soul and can see everything.
The good. The bad. The ugly.
Reece Dalton is like Aphrodite in disguise; a goddess I should stay away from.
She has the power to undo me, that much I know.
And undo me she will, if I let her.

REECE:
I used to love the city lights, the bustling of the traffic, the nameless faces in a sea of many, now it just seems like white noise. Like most of New York.
I’ve been living a life of solitude since I lost my husband, nothing has been the same since he died, maybe it never will be.
Until Gage.
He stumbles into my life like a stick of dynamite; explosive and dangerous, but alight with sparks and embers that I can’t ignore or put out, not even if I try.
And he shouldn’t; I’m in mourning. Pining for a man I can’t have.
I try to stay away but he’s like a magnet, forcing me closer, like a moth to a flame.
He chases the demons away, almost making me forget, making the darkness brighter.
Gage Brockman is all things forbidden.
Sexy. Wild. A brute.
His warmth, his strength, the way he looks at me, it shouldn’t evoke these feelings. But it does.
And all I want to do is run.

Broken Wings – A New York Love Story is a stand-alone contemporary slow-burn romance. It deals with loss of spouses, has tension, emotional baggage and raunchy adult scenes and coarse language. It has a guaranteed HEA with no cheating. For readers 18+ only.

Boggy Creek Valley #2

03.08.2021

Hudson Higgins had fond memories of Boggy Creek from his childhood. So what better place to escape New York City for a few weeks to finish up a book that was nearing deadline than the small town in New Hampshire his parents visited nearly every summer.

What he couldn’t have known was how his life would be turned upside down when he walked into Greer Larson’s bookstore his first day in town.

Greer Larson lived a quiet life in her hometown of Boggy Creek. She had worked nearly her whole adult life to make her dreams of owning her bookstore come true—and now, Turning Pages was her everything. She lived, eat, and breathed the success of owning her own business.

That is, until a stranger came to town and showed Greer that there was more to life than simply working. A friendship between Greer and Hudson quickly formed over their love of books and the outdoors.

When Greer’s bookstore is threatened, Hudson soon realizes he hasn’t simply fallen for the charm of Boggy Creek and Greer, he’d fallen in love…with both the town, and the woman who stole his heart from the moment she first smiled at him.

Playing with Words is book two in the Boggy Creek Valley series and is a stand alone novel.

Chord Brothers #1

03.08.2021

Drummer Ryder Chord has been living half a life since he was sixteen when a brutal tragedy strikes his family and he and his best friend hit the road. Ryder, desperate to forget, throws himself into touring life and writing music. When Lexi joins the band, Ryder’s life becomes almost tolerable. Until one day when the rest of the band isn’t there and Ryder and Lexi have to share a hotel room: with only one bed.
Rule number one of band-dom: You never sleep with anyone in the band.
Rule number one of bro code: You never sleep with anyone’s sister. You definitely never sleep with your best friend’s little sister.
Rule number it’s so obvious it’s a count even a drummer can keep: You Never. Ever. Sleep with your best friend’s little sister when she’s in the band…and he is too.

Standalone

03.08.2021

Neal “Rock” Roquemore earned his bad boy image with fights on the ice, and indifference to relationships off of it. When he’s traded to the new hockey team in Seattle, he’s not happy to be back in his hometown. He’s even less happy when a recording of him criticizing elements of the new practice facility goes viral. Especially when he finds out the architect is the only woman he’s ever loved…and walked away from.

Sarai Redlin watched the love of her teenage life walk away from her ten years ago, and she’s never forgotten the pain he caused her. Now, when she’s finally achieving her professional dream, Neal’s back and ruining everything for her again. This time, she’s older and wiser, and she’s not going to fall for him again…and there’s no way she’s going to undo all her hard work just because he doesn’t like it.

With the media and fans rallying against Sarai, Rock has no choice but to work out a compromise with her for the building design and amenities. A week on the island they both love might change everything for them again, but reality will eventually hit them hard once they’re back in Seattle. Can their love survive this time, or will they have to learn to live apart once and for all

The Bradens & Montgomerys: Pleasant Hill – Oak Falls #8

04.08.2021

Discover the magic of New York Times bestseller Melissa Foster’s writing and see why millions of readers have fallen in love with the fiercely loyal and sassily sexy characters in the Love in Bloom big-family romance collection. All Love in Bloom books can be enjoyed as stand-alone novels or as part of the larger series.

For this sweet bookstore owner, avoiding the charms of a famed-football-player-turned-author was supposed to be easy… Funny, sinfully sexy, opposite-attracts romance.

In SWEET, SEXY HEART…
Amber Montgomery is perfectly happy with her quiet life. She loves running her bookstore, taking long walks with Reno, her Labrador retriever seizure-response dog, and spending time with her close-knit family. She’s never needed thrills the way some of her sisters have. In an effort to control her epilepsy, she tries to avoid anything that creates too much excitement or stress—including relationships. When Amber hosts a book signing for famed-athlete-turned-author Dash Pennington, he’s everything she’s spent her life avoiding: loud, aggressive, and far too handsome, as proven by the hordes of women who surround him everywhere he goes. Amber can’t ignore the sparks flying between her and Dash, but this is a no-brainer for her: Ignore their chemistry and hold her breath until he leaves town.

Dash Pennington has spent his life running. Running the ball in for a touchdown, running from town to town to appease his public relations reps, and for years, running into the arms of too many women to count. He’s also an expert at protecting—his reputation, his family, and lately, his sanity. But he’s ready to make a change. When he comes to the sleepy little town of Oak Falls, Virginia, and witnesses the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen living the life he craves, she refuses to have anything to do with him. But now that Dash has found the one thing he doesn’t want to run from, he’ll stop at nothing to win her over.

Standalone

05.08.2021

Axton Manson. Wealthy. Hot. Well-known, but private.
He would be the perfect member at Limelight Manhattan, if he weren’t an ex-con.
I always knew I would be the one to get him out of prison. He spent two years in jail because he saved me.
With the help of my sister, I helped clear his name. But she made me promise to never write him again.
She never said anything about following him.
I watch other women stare.
He doesn’t seem to care. Or notice.
He says he won’t let me waste my time with him. He says he’s a murderer, and doesn’t know who he is anymore.
I know who he is. And I know Ax is mine.gain.

The Everyday Heroes World

05.08.2021

Hollis Wynn’s Aegis is a small town, romantic suspense in K. Bromberg’s Everyday Heroes World.

Bella Rose

Life is a series of little moments. From the rising sun to the sweet smell of freshly cut grass to the discovery of a beautiful baby girl. Abandoned like forgotten garbage, it is up to me to keep her safe, even if it’s from her crime boss grandfather. I’m in a constant state of fear and anxiety with each passing day. Until Pennington James breaches my world and my soul.

 

Pennington

When my grandfather left me his house and asked me to take care of the home next door, he failed to mention anything about the woman who owns it. From the first time I met her, I knew BellaRose is beautiful with a caring heart. It’s that caring heart that has her hiding from the dark underbelly of our town. Keeping Bella safe is the perfect cover for my investigation. Falling in love with a baby and her savior is the last thing I wanted, but the heart is the ruler of love and mine wants Bella.

Standalone

05.08.2021

Loving him could kill us both…

I thought the days of fathers selling their daughters were over.
Apparently, I thought wrong.
Because, in a few short months
I’m supposed to marry Johnny Maldonado.
His record is squeaky clean,
but anyone who’s been to Boston knows who he really is
and what he controls.
There’s only one problem:
I’m not interested in Johnny.
I’m interested in the man charged with his protection.
Maxon Holt. His Bodyguard.
When I ran away, he was the one to find me.
He’s not friendly and we don’t get along.
But, I find myself drawn to him.
Max is cold, dark, and distant.
And he’s harboring a secret.
One that could get us both killed.