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“Intense, steamy, suspenseful, emotional and romantic.” 5-STAR Goodreads review.


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“A fresh rom-com with small-town charm and sparkling main characters.” -Kirkus


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Growing up on Aphrodite Lane taught these sisters some life lessons: Revenge is best served with redemption on top.


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Will love be on their Christmas Lists?


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The blockbuster conclusion to the bestselling Sunshine Vicram trilogy


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She isn’t the only one looking for a fresh start…


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Nobody's Princess
by Erica Ridley
"She's No Damsel in Distress"
Posted October 14, 2022

Kunigunde de Heusch is not a damsel in distress, she’s a candidate for the Royal Guard of Balcovia – as soon as she shows the king her worth. On a secret trip to London, she travels to all the points the Princess of Balcovia would travel, looking Read more...


Sugar Plum Spies
by Jennifer Estep
"Welcome to the Party"
Posted October 14, 2022

After the last mission uncovered moles in Section 47, Charlotte and Desmond keep their most recent mission firmly off the books. They learned their nemesis might be at a Nutcracker Christmas Eve party at a castle in Germany. The chance to confront her is too great to pass up Read more...


The Wedding Veil
by Kristy Woodson Harvey
"Four Weddings and a Veil"
Posted August 26, 2022

Four women, one veil, and four stories of strength, love, and finding yourself.

Julia's wedding day has finally arrived; she's dreamed of this moment since she was a little girl. Her family's wedding veil – gifted to them from a mysterious woman on a Read more...


Fake It Till You Bake It
by Jamie Wesley
"A Delicious Read"
Posted August 26, 2022

When Jada wanders into a cupcake shop with her friend, she has no idea that it will change her life. Jada's having a tough time because she dumped Mr. Perfect on a reality TV show instead of becoming engaged. Now the world hates her. She snarks about the Read more...


The Librarian Spy
by Madeline Martin
"Words have incredible power"
Posted August 26, 2022

Ava Harper works for the Library of Congress. But one meeting changes everything. As Ava speaks both French and German and has experience with microfilm, the government asks her to work for the Office of Strategic Services—the OSS. The OSS gathers information in neutral territories about the Read more...


The Neighborhood
by Matthew Betley
"Intense Read"
Posted August 5, 2022

Six years ago, Zach Chambers worked as an elite operator for the CIA. But everything changed when one mission contradicted his beliefs. The mission went sideways after the target appeared with his family. Killing the innocent family was never an option for Zach Chambers. The mission left a bad Read more...


The Mad Girls of New York
by Maya Rodale
"Scoop of the Century"
Posted May 4, 2022

Nellie Bly came to New York City to become a reporter. But it’s been over a month and no newspaper will even consider giving her a job. Either they already have one female employee, or they don’t need one. After a helping hand from a Read more...


The Christmas Wedding Guest
by Susan Mallery
"A charming set up for a new series by Susan Mallery!"
Posted December 17, 2021

Reggie hasn’t been home in a year since she became engaged and then dumped in the span of a weekend. But her parents are renewing their vows and her sister is pregnant. Her mom called and asked her to spend the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas in Read more...


God Rest Ye, Royal Gentlemen
by Rhys Bowen
"Christmas with the Queen"
Posted November 18, 2021

Lady Georgiana’s excited for her first Christmas as a married woman. However, nothing goes according to plan. Just as she and her husband decide to throw a house party, she learns that her would-be guests have already made plans. Her sister-in-law writes to her Read more...


Game On
by Janet Evanovich
"Humor, action, danger... and lots of food!"
Posted November 18, 2021

In the middle of the night, Stephanie wakes up to footsteps in her apartment. Diesel is back and ready to team up with Stephanie over her most recent fugitive. Oswald Wednesday missed his court date, but he’s not concerned about it. He’s dealing with bigger Read more...


Murder Outside the Lines
by Krista Davis
"Get Your Spook On"
Posted November 11, 2021

Florrie Fox and the book shop she manages are getting into the Halloween spirit with a visit from local author and psychic Hilda Rattenhorst. During the reading, Hilda has a visit from an evil spirit, where she learns about a body wrapped inside a rug.

Florrie calls Read more...


No Words
by Meg Cabot
"Meg Cabot Does it Again"
Posted November 11, 2021

Bestselling Children’s book author Jo Wright has just been invited to a literary festival. Unfortunately, it’s located on the small island where her nemesis resides. After being assured that Will Price will not be attending, she agrees to appear.

Jo’s missed Read more...


The Road Trip
by Beth O'Leary
"Riding in the car with boys"
Posted October 3, 2021

For Addie and her half-sister, the road trip to their friend’s wedding was going to be amazing. They had everything planned; it was the first time since Debbie’s pregnancy that they would be footloose and fancy free. And then they offered a ride to Read more...


The Pick-Up
by Miranda Kenneally
"This YA romance hits all the right notes!"
Posted September 30, 2021

Mari and her step-sister are headed to Lollapalooza, the music festival in Chicago. Mari’s excited to also see her father, but it took a lot for Mari to get away for the weekend. Her mom is bitter about the divorce and is abusive when Mari brings Read more...


Mistletoe Christmas
by Eloisa James, Erica Ridley, Christi Caldwell, Janna MacGregor
"A Party to Remember and a holiday to celebrate"
Posted September 29, 2021

Four romance authors - Eloisa James, Christi Caldwell, Janna MacGregor, and Erica Ridley – come together to share four different romance stories during the Christmas party of the season. Everyone wants to be invited to the Duke of Greystoke’s Christmas Revelry. It’s the most exclusive invitation Read more...


Bombshell
by Sarah MacLean
"This Series Starts Off with a Bang!"
Posted September 2, 2021

Sesily’s used to causing trouble and turning heads in society. She’s been part of scandals before. She’s not worried about causing damage to her reputation because she doesn’t believe in marriage. It doesn’t matter that her four sisters are Read more...


Chilled to the Cone
by Ellie Alexander
"Another fantastic Bakeshop Mystery!"
Posted September 2, 2021

Everything in Jules’s life is coming up roses. Things are so great at Torte that she expands with a second location when the opportunity presents itself. With a second location, they can serve the ice creams that her staff’s been excited to create.

Read more...


Heart and Seoul
by Jen Frederick
"Back to Your Roots"
Posted September 2, 2021

Hara’s never felt comfortable in her own skin. As an adopted Korean child, she was always asked about her home. But she never wanted to learn about the Korean culture. She can’t speak the language and doesn’t understand the customs.

When Read more...


The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels
by India Holton
"Lady Pirates Don't Frighten Easily"
Posted July 29, 2021

Cecilia Bassingwaite isn’t your typical Victorian lady. She’s desperately waiting to become a full-fledged member of the Wisteria Society, a society for lady pirates. Currently, she’s a junior member. However, Cecelia has completed all the necessary achievements for full membership. She even Read more...


While We Were Dating
by Jasmine Guillory
"Another winner for Jasmine Guillory"
Posted July 22, 2021

Ben’s lucky break happens when his co-workers get stuck in an airport and he is allowed to pitch the advertising campaign he created. He never expected the talent to appear at the meeting. But actress Anna Gardiner does the unexpected. At first, Ben’s nervous Read more...


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After spending 11 years as a Young Adult Librarian, I moved libraries and became a Children's and YA Librarian. I love love love books and talking about reading. My favorite types of books include mysteries, romance, thrillers, and spy books. I adore crafty books, regency romances, and cozy mysteries. When I'm not reading or talking about books, I love baking, crafting, watching the Celtics, or snuggling with my two dogs.

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