Displaying items by tag: contemporary
Only by HelenKay Dimon (contemporary, Berkley, October 2014, $15.00, 352pp)
Series: Holton Woods, book 2
Sebastian Jameson negotiates for high-end clients who need problems taken care of quickly and discreetly. Accustomed to being in control, he’s still reeling from his ex-wife’s decision to write a tell-all about their private life, one that highlighted their bedroom activities. The fallout left Bast’s love life in chaos, making him a magnet for women who thrive on risky fantasies, and a pariah to all others.
Living in Shadow by Jackie Ashenden (contemporary, Samhain, August 2014, $4.50, 189pp)
Series: Book 1 in Living In
Law professor Eleanor May is fine with taking over a class for a colleague on sabbatical. She’s not so fine with the hot student who’s always seated front and center. Once upon a time she was that student…and the scars remain eight years after it ended.
Yet this guy seems different from the others. Despite the alarm bells in her head warning her about history repeating itself, she is drawn toward the forbidden once again—even though this time it could consume her.
One Sexy Ride by Vivian Arend (contemporary, self-published, June 2014, $3.99, 167pp)
Series: Thomspon & Sons, book 2
His goal is to stand firm
Only with You by Lauren Layne (contemporary, Forever, July 2014, $2.99, 368pp)
Cocktail waitress Sophie Dalton doesn't exactly have a life plan. She's perfectly happy being everyone's favorite party girl. But when a Las Vegas bachelorette party goes awry and an uptight businessman mistakes Sophie for a prostitute . . . well, Sophie wonders if it's time to reevaluate her priorities. Swearing off her thigh-high boots for good, Sophie slinks back home with damaged pride-and a jackpot of a hangover.
Yet what happens in Vegas doesn't always stay there. On a trip to Seattle to open a new office, Grayson Wyatt meets his latest employee-who turns out to be the same woman he recently called a hooker. Wealthy and gorgeous, Gray is a man used to getting what he wants. And it doesn't take long to figure out that smart, sassy, sexy Sophie is everything he's been looking for. As their late nights at the office turn into hot morning-afters, they realize their Vegas misunderstanding may lead to the real thing . . .
Sun-Kissed by Laura Florand (contemporary, self-published, May 2014, $3.99, 199pp)
Series: Amour et Chocolat
They called her the Ice Queen.
It Happened One Wedding by Julie James (contemporary, Berkley, May 2014, $7.99, 304pp)
Series: FBI/US Attorney, book 5
SHE KNOWS BETTER THAN TO SAY “I DO”
After a humiliating end to her engagement, investment banker Sidney Sinclair is done with commitment-phobic men. But when her sister winds up engaged after a whirlwind courtship, Sidney is thrown into close contact with exactly the kind of sexy playboy she wants to avoid—the gorgeous best man. She’s stuck with him, for better or worse, until her sister walks down the aisle, but that doesn’t mean she has to give in to his smooth advances, no matter how tempting they are…
Master of the Opera: Acts 1-6 by Jeffe Kennedy (fantasy, Kensington, January-March 2014, $0.99ea, ~50pp each)
Summary (of Act 1):
Fresh out of college, Christine Davis is thrilled to begin a summer internship at the prestigious Sante Fe Opera House. But on her first day, she discovers that her dream job has a dark side. Beneath the theater, a sprawling maze of passageways are rumored to be haunted. Ghostly music echoes through the halls at night. And Christy’s predecessor has mysteriously disappeared. Luckily, Christy finds a friend and admirer in Roman Sanclaro, the theater’s wealthy and handsome patron. He convinces her there’s nothing to fear–until she hears the phantom’s voice for herself. Echoing in the labrynths. Singing of a lost love. Whispering her name: Christine.
Hard Time by Cara McKenna (contemporary, InterMix, April 2014, $3.79, 310pp)
Annie Goodhouse doesn’t need to be warned about bad boys; good sense and an abusive ex have given her plenty of reasons to play it safe. But when she steps into her new role as outreach librarian for Cousins Correctional Facility, no amount of good sense can keep her mind—or eyes—off inmate Eric Collier.
Eric doesn’t claim to be innocent of the crime that landed him in prison. In fact, he’d do it again if that’s what it took to keep his family safe. Loyalty and force are what he knows. But meeting Annie makes him want to know more.
Nobody by Sarah M. Anderson (contemporary, self-published, March 2014, $3.49, 274pp)
Series: Book three in the Men of the White Sandy
Nobody Bodine is a nobody who came from a nobody and will always be a nobody.
Apples Should Be Red by Penny Watson (contemporary, February 2014, self-published, $1.99, 21,000 words)
Recipe for Thanksgiving Dinner:
Start with 62-year old politically incorrect, chain-smoking, hard-cussing curmudgeon.
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