Lit Weekly Recap – 17 May 2021

Ever After #6

17.05.2021

Firefighter, Jeremy Davis loves his life in Glacier Falls and small town living has been good to him with great friends, a job he loves, a promotion on the horizon and now, a woman he is very quickly falling in love with.

Making a career out of her passion for music has always been Bella Burton’s dream. And now, against all odds it looks as if that dream is about to come true.

She’s falling hard for Jeremy, but his life is and always will be in Glacier Falls. It’s an impossible choice between two futures when chasing her dreams might mean leaving something—or someone—behind. or Tara.

Secrets, Scandals, and Spies #1

17.05.2021

Bachelors, beware. For those who keep secrets and prey on the innocent, you will be exposed, with all your dirty little secrets laid bare to one and all. You have been warned…

Lady Olivia Haliford has had enough. Tired of seeing women lose their reputations, futures, and sometimes even their lives to scandal while the men walk free, she is ready to take back power and stand up for women everywhere. Along with her two closest friends, she plans to start an anonymous publication dedicated to dishing the dirt and exposing the secrets of society’s most eligible bachelors. But in order to do so, she will have to make a deal with the devil…

Sebastian Colver, known as the Bastard of Baker Street, is feared throughout London as the city’s most notorious gambling den owner and undisputed king of the underground. His life is nothing but darkness and danger, so he is shocked when the petite lady gracing his doorstep seems anything but frightened of him. He agrees to be a silent partner in the publishing of the Gazette if she will use her connections to sponsor his sister and launch her into Society and away from his dark world.

But exposing the secrets of the rich and powerful can be dangerous. Almost as dangerous as a lady falling in love with the king of the underground.

DeSantis Mafia #1

18.05.2021

He wasn’t the one I was supposed to marry.

He’s cold.
Brutal.
Calculating.

To his family, I’m a strategic move in their war.
To mine, an alliance offers protection against our enemies.

Still, there’s something about him that calls to me.
A dark edge threatens to revive me. His gaze steals my breath.
Even if my heart thinks this could work, my brain knows better.

We say “I do” with his brother’s blood on our clothes,
and the bars of my gilded cage slam closed.

Our wedding vows are forever – ’til death do us part.
But with enemies closing in from all sides, death might be closer than we think.

Please note: this book contains dark content that some readers may find distressing.

ROCK HARD Book #2

18.05.2021

Four sexy rockers.
Four intense women who don’t know they love them.
Four hard rockin’ love stories for the ages.Stu Killorn is the epitome of rock and roll.

From his smoldering guitar licks to his dangerous good looks, he’s been on the top of the world and experienced the lowest of lows—including a stint in prison. With his new band he has a second chance at life—and fame. All he has to do is keep his head down and avoid emotional entanglements.

Law student Lindsay Sager is all work and no play. Her only connection to the music world is playing supportive bestie to the lead singer of a new band. Lindsay’s focus is on passing the bar exam so she can’t afford any distractions… not even a sexy Scottish guitarist who rocks her world.

Stu and Lindsay’s sexual chemistry is combustible and their desire to keep things simple turns very complicated. She’s the first woman he can’t seem to stay away from, but when his past comes roaring into the future, can they find a way to move forward together?

Standalone

18.05.2021

Traveling to Italy for business sounded like a dream. Three glorious weeks of sightseeing and sampling the local nightlife.

Matteo Russo caught my attention from the start.

We met at a crowded nightclub. The gorgeous older man sauntered over, plied me with liquor, and whispered illicit invitations in my ear. It’s no surprise we ended up naked and horizontal in his bed.

The next morning, I made my graceful exit with a kiss, convinced it would be the last time we saw each other.

Imagine my shock when he popped up at the office. Turns out he’s the guy that’s trying to ruin my family’s business.

My job was to use whatever tools in my arsenal to force him to capitulate.

A Roman conquered my heart.

But secrets threatened to destroy us forever.

The Society Trilogy #3

18.05.2021

Santiago finally has what he wants. His baby is growing inside me.

I’ve rewritten her destiny, binding her to me for good.

Things are changing for us. I see beyond the monster he shows the world. See the scars he hides beneath the ink.

Love is a weakness men like me can’t afford. I’ve decided to keep her, but I’ll never forfeit my revenge.

His final betrayal proves his vengeance means more to him than our love.

I will have my pound of flesh, no matter the cost.

I made a mistake trusting him. I forgot how much he likes my tears.

When I am through, I’ll have what I thought I always needed.

I’ll run from him. I’ll have to.

I’ll bring her back when she runs. I’ll always bring her back. She belongs with me.

But it’s too late when I realize he’s not the only monster in my world. And that mistake will cost us both dearly.

Tin Gypsy #5

18.05.2021

From USA Today Bestselling Author Devney Perry comes a small town, surprise pregnancy romance.

Leo Winter loves his life. He works when he needs money. He rides when he craves freedom. He frequents the local bar when he wants a good time. The Tin Gypsies might be a memory, but the bachelor life he lived with his motorcycle club still suits him fine. So when a one-night stand surprises him at a family barbecue and claims she’s pregnant with his child, he’s certain he’s died and gone to hell.

Cassandra Cline took one night off from her structured life. One. And now her wild fling with the local bad boy has turned her life sideways. Her dreams and academic career are circling the drain, and none of it would have happened if she’d stayed far, far away from Leo.

Except avoiding him is impossible, especially when she’s forced to move home to Clifton Forge, Montana. And he refuses to leave her side when a series of strange accidents put her and their baby at risk. But are they accidents? Or is she standing in the middle of a battlefield she doesn’t understand?

Her only allies are people she barely knows. And a man who has the potential to steal her heart.

If only he’d stop playing the fool.

West Hollywood #1

18.05.2021

The newest romance from New York Times bestselling, Audie Award winning author Kylie Scott!

He walks the red carpet. She’s more familiar with vacuuming one.

When a scandal tarnishes the reputation of hot as hell A-lister, Patrick Walsh, he needs a reputation rescue, pronto.

Enter waitress Norah Peers–a nobody who’s average with a capital A. She’s available, dependable, and has sworn off men for the rest of her natural born life. In other words: the perfect match for a no-strings fake romance.

For the right amount of money, she can avoid waitressing and play the part of his dependable down-to-earth girlfriend. What she can’t avoid–dammit–is the growing steam between them.

But being hounded by the paparazzi and having her life dissected on social media is a panic attack in the making. And while Patrick might be a charming rogue on screen, in real life he’s a six-foot-two confusing, gorgeous, brooding grump, who keeps her at a distance . . . but also makes her feel like this bond between them might be more than just an act.

Being dumped on cue should be no big deal. Except being fake with Patrick is the realist relationship Norah has ever had. What’s a girl to do, but flip the script, and ask for a re-match made in Hollywood?

Standalone

20.05.2021

Sarah—We hadn’t spoken in years, and more often than not, he was on my
mind. When I moved back to town he reached out. I stalked him enough
times on social media to know he had a wife and two kids. I didn’t
want to get my hopes up, but the pull I felt inside couldn’t be
ignored.

Aaron—She was back. I thought I’d never see her again, but there she
was. Within my reach. She agreed to meet up at the dirt track when I
sent her a message. What would she think of me being a dad? Did she
even know?

The unspoken feelings she tried to leave in the past forced her to
keep him at arm’s length. He was in the middle of a divorce and had
two boys they both needed to consider. He was all in but she was
questioning everything.

But sometimes…you have to follow your heart and let yourself fall—no
matter how things might end. It’d be worth it. Always.

Standalone

20.05.2021

This was supposed to be my year.

Until a transfer student took my starting quarterback spot, slashing my chances of going pro.

I’ve spent all season trying to prove myself to the new coach, win my way back into the spot that’s rightfully mine.

When that doesn’t work, I’m forced to come up with a new tactic, searching for a weakness to exploit.

It just so happens his little sister frequents team events. And she’s hot. Feisty. Just the challenge I need.

And the perfect way to bring her brother down.

Standalone

21.05.2021

Mack Mitchell has an ego as big as his bank account.
Cocky. Arrogant. Powerful.

Presley Griffin is a do-gooder out to save the world.
Sweet. Giving. Smart.

But they have one thing in common…
They’re ruthless in the courtroom.

The spark is instant.
The attraction undeniable.
The yearning inescapable.

And when they go from enemies to lovers, can they both survive the fire?

Standalone

23.05.2021

From USA Today & Wall Street Journal bestselling author Jewel E. Ann comes a novel so heartfelt and real it redefines the meaning of love.

 

I’m the wrong guy in the right place the night I steal Tatum Bradshaw from another man. When she mistakes me for her blind date, I decide she deserves a man who shows up on time … like me. Emmett Riley, Mr. Punctual.

 

Once I confess my true identity and convince her I’m not a creep—just a thief—it’s only a matter of time before my sexy smile and quick wit claim her heart, her hand in marriage, and the perfect life.

 

Unfortunately, perfection is an illusion, like the promises of our wedding vows. No one can prepare for the unimaginable—the heartbreaking exception to all the rules in life.

 

When thirty seconds destroys everything, I have to find a new existence and keep my promise to always love our daughter, Lucy, the most.

 

For Lucy, I will keep a secret, and I will watch my wife drift into the arms of another man.

 

Given the chance … can I reclaim my wife and the pieces of our life?