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Thu
Mar 23 2017 1:00pm

First Look: Sloane Howell’s Bossed (March 28, 2017)

Bossed by Sloane Howell

Sloan Howell
Bossed
LoveSwept / March 28, 2017 / $4.99 digital

One thing I can always count on when I read a LoveSwept book? The story will be fast-paced, the characters will have something to overcome, and the chemistry will be smoldering. Bossed by Sloane Howell is no exception. I whipped through this puppy like it was chocolate during that time of the month. Also like our favorite time of the month, my emotions were all over the place. I laughed, I cried, I felt my heart squeeze, and literally said, “Awwww,” out loud. And I almost threw my Nook because I was so frustrated with the leads in love.

Now, onto the meat of the story. It’s an employer-employee trope revolving around sports. We’ve got Ethan Mason, in his late twenties, and owner of the sports agency Mason and Associates. Jenny Jackson is a whiz with numbers. Thanks to being raised by her single dad, she grew up surrounded by sports and could recall every baseball player’s batting average. It’s like she’s Rain Man with sports stats. Only, she doesn’t have autism, and she’ female, oh, and she’s young and beautiful. She lands an interview for the staff accounting position at Mason and Associates. And if she gets this position, it’d be a pay increase to help with her dad’s growing medical bills as he fights cancer.

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Wed
Mar 22 2017 9:30am

First Look: Alexa Riley’s His Alone (March 28, 2017)

His Alone by Alexa Riley

Alexa Riley
His Alone (For Her Series #2)
Carina Press / March 28, 2017 / $7.99 print, $4.99 digital

Insta-Love fans, fear not! The dynamic writing duo, Alexa Riley is back with, His Alone, book 2 in their full-length, For Her novel series.

(The pace is already in mid-action when His Alone opens. So, it actually does help to read Everything For Her first. But, there are enough hints to make it sort of ok if you don't).

Ryan Justice and Paige Turner are at the top of the security detail team for the prestigious Osbourne Corp. Ryan is Paige’s boss and Paige is harboring a revenge plot for her father. It’s nice to see an Alexa Riley take on vendetta, while dabbling with romantic suspense.

This is not the insta-love billionaire fare of the first book. The perspective of Paige and Ryan is a fresh one because of the slow-burn nature of their relationship as it grows deeper.

We learn why Ryan (a.k.a. Captain) is instantly taken with Paige. But Paige battles her growing desire for Ryan and keeping her focus on vengeance.

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Tue
Mar 21 2017 2:00pm

First Look: Tamsen Parker’s His Custody (March 21, 2017)

His Custody by Tamsen Parker

Tamsen Parker
His Custody
InterMix / March 21, 2017 / $2.99 digital

His Custody, the latest romance by Tamsen Parker (School Ties, Due South, Craving Flight) is almost like two books in one—and that’s not because the point of view alternates from businessman Jasper Andersson to Tallulah “Keyne” O’Connell, who is the high school student he’s known since birth who comes under his care after both their families—including Gavin, Keyne’s longtime boyfriend and Jasper’s younger brother—die in a boating accident. In the first half of the book, both Jasper and Keyne are adjusting to this new, lonelier life; he has to battle her cousins for custody, and fight off his attraction to her when it starts to overpower his protectiveness. For her part, Keyne has to combat missing Gavin, who did everything with her, survivor’s guilt, and simply face each new day and believe there’s a reason to keep on going.

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Tue
Mar 21 2017 9:30am

First Look: Lora Leigh’s Wake a Sleeping Tiger (March 21, 2017)

Wake A Sleeping Tiger by Lora Leigh

Lora Leigh
Wake a Sleeping Tiger (A Novel of the Breeds Series)
Berkley / March 21, 2017 / $26.00 print, $12.99 digital

Lora Leigh is back with her latest book in her sensational The Breeds series, Wake A Sleeping Tiger, which tells the story of Cullen Maverick, twin to Graeme from her previous book, Bengal’s Quest.  

Cullen is a recessed Bengal. Despite his animal being in hiding, he continues to have the additional strength and coordination known to the Breeds. He can sense other Breeds even though they can’t sense him as well as latent instincts that have been coming to the surface since his brother returned to be near him. Cullen spent over 20 years with his inner Bengal mostly locked away until the moment his colleague, Chelsea Martinez, decides to leave her job, which means leaving him.

Chelsea is tired of being kept in a box. She has strong feelings for Cullen but she wants more from life than doing his filing and other lower level assignments. She’s too talented to be boxed away as if fragile. After a recent tragic incident, she makes a move to give herself a chance to move forward with her life and maybe get over Cullen. He, on the other hand, is having none of that. It sets off a chain reaction in which his true inner self is no longer content to hide from the world or from his mate.

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Mon
Mar 20 2017 9:30am

First Look: Tiffany Reisz’s The Night Mark (March 28, 2017)

The Night Mark by Tiffany Reisz

Tiffany Reisz
The Night Mark
Harlequin MIRA / March 28, 2017 / $15.99 print, $7.99 digital

She has nothing to live for in the present, but finds there’s something worth dying for in the past…

Tiffany Reisz transitions to women’s fiction tinged with magical realism in her newest release, The Night Mark, while still retaining everything readers love about her erotic fiction—banter, beautiful prose and deep, emotional relationships. (And sex. Of course, there is sex.)

An aching meditation on grief and loss, The Night Mark uses a lighthouse as both a touchstone and a catalyst when deeply unhappy Faye Barlow finds herself at an emotional crossroads. Trapped by a marriage to her dead husband’s best friend, mired in the memories of a blazing first love, she obtains a quickie divorce and flees to Beaufort, South Carolina to restart her career as a photographer. Bride Island — which Reisz fans will recognize from The Bourbon Thief, immediately fascinates her. As she digs into the history of the island and its decaying but dazzling lighthouse, she’s gut-punched by an old photograph. Carrick Morgan, a lighthouse keeper from the 1920s, looks exactly like her first husband, charming baseball player Will Fielding. 

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Fri
Mar 17 2017 9:30am

First Look: Christine Feehan’s Bound Together (March 21, 2017)

Bound Together by Christine Feehan

Christine Feehan
Bound Together (Sea Haven Series #6)
Berkley / March 21, 2017 / $7.99 print & digital

Bound Together reads like a three act play. The first act, Viktor Prakenskii and his loyal band of warriors take down an ineffably evil motorcycle club from the inside. Viktor aka Czar tells his people to leave him to it, that they’ve walked into a trap. He doesn’t want them to follow him “straight to hell.”

Dmitry “Storm” Koval sighed heavily. “We all voted, Czar, just like always. Stop trying to carry us on your shoulders. We chose this life. All of us.”

Viktor clenched his teeth. That was a blatant lie. None of them had chosen their life. Not a single one. They all shared a common beginning. Each of them had parents murdered by a man named Kostya Sorbacov, because their parents hadn’t agreed with Sorbacov’s politics.

The children were tortured unmercifully but under Viktor’s leadership, they became a fearsome fighting unit. Bound Together opens at a climatic crossroads. For five years Viktor’s life has been devoted to stopping one man.

Evan Shackler-Gratsos was the number-one human trafficker in the world. Viktor knew he couldn’t stop everyone, but he was determined to take the man down. That decision had cost him five years of his life, possibly his marriage and the knowledge that the men he called brothers had made the choice to follow him into hell, just as they always had.

Viktor surrenders to the inevitable and the fight is on. Christine Feehan portrays the battle between good and evil in stark, poignant, excruciating detail. When it’s all over, Viktor decides there’s only one person who can give him peace, give him a reason to live—his estranged wife Blythe. In a wry aside, “ice-cold, expressionless” Reaper gives Czar some relationship advice, after Viktor makes the pronouncement that they “can get out of this life.”

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Tue
Mar 14 2017 1:00pm

First Look: Ruthie Knox’s Madly (March 14, 2017)

Madly by Ruthie Knox

Ruthie Knox
Madly (The New York Trilogy Series #2)
Loveswept / March 14, 2017 / $2.99 digital

Ruthie Knox’s book Madly is the next book in her New York series. Madly’s heroine and Truly’s heroine are sisters from Wisconsin.

Sisters on their own in New York City.

Sisters who wander into a bar in New York City.

Sisters who wander into a bar in New York City at a low point in their lives. Feeling desperate and alone in a strange city.

Only in a city as filled with possibilities as New York can a woman in such circumstances find the man of her dreams.

New York City is the kind of place where you feel like you could be walking past anyone. A rock star, a recovering addict, a millionaire hedge fund manager, a UN diplomat, a person living in a shelter. All of those different people and millions more a compressed onto a tiny island. And yet again, Knox’s heroine bumps into hers in a random bar.

Allie Fredericks isn’t just stopping into a random bar, she’s there to spy on someone, complete with the trench coat and hat to obscure her appearance. Allie is the opposite of Truly’s heroine May.

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Tue
Mar 14 2017 9:30am

First Look: Alyssa Cole’s An Extraordinary Union (March 28, 2017)

An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole

Alyssa Cole
An Extraordinary Union (The Loyal League #1)
Kensington / March 28, 2017 / $15.00 print, $9.99 digital

“They risked their hearts and their lives. For freedom. For justice. For love…”

Alyssa Cole’s An Extraordinary Union is the first in what promises to be a riveting series. In this novel, Elle Burns is a former slave turned spy for the Union during the Civil War. The year is 1862, the setting Virginia. Elle meets Malcolm McCall, a Scotsman turned Pinkerton detective. I read the first few chapters in small bites, absorbing details as Alyssa painted a scene rich with details of time, place, and societal norms. Once I hit the main spy story, however, there was no stopping.

Setting an interracial romance during the Civil War is a risky undertaking, but Alyssa has handled it with aplomb. Drawing on her experience writing about the Revolutionary War and the Civil Rights movement, she’s given us a story that reflects the complexities of being both a patriot and an agitator for change. Despite the government- and society-sanctioned abuses suffered by her race (and her own family) Elle is a woman who loves her country and is willing to give her life in service to making it a better place. I cannot think of a person more patriotic than she, and knowing that the character is based on a real woman made me read parts of the story with tears in my eyes. (I cheated and read the Author’s Note before the rest of the book.) Elle is my new favorite heroine. She has an eidetic memory, but she’s also capable of making connections and acting in roles that others wouldn’t stand.

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Mon
Mar 13 2017 9:33am

First Look: Kendall Ryan’s The Play Mate (March 13, 2017)

The Play Mate by Kendall Ryan

Kendall Ryan
The Room Mate (Roommates #2)
Kendall Ryan / March 13, 2017 / $3.99 digital

Remember those first days of reading romance, the trope-tastic feel-good of a couple stumbling through their way to being together? A little bit fantasy—what we wish we could maybe do or go after ourselves—and the happily ever after that makes us sigh. But Kendall Ryan is bringing back the fun and the feels in her newest series, Roommates, which hits on all the favorite tropes like roommates, friends-to-lovers, and brothers’ best friend/little sister, and celebrates them for everything they are. And in the standalone second book, The Play Mate, inexperienced Evie is all grown up, fresh on the heels of graduating with a college degree, and ready to take on the world… and her brother’s best friend Smith Hamilton.

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Fri
Mar 10 2017 12:00pm

First Look: Jess Michaels’ The Daring Duke (March 14, 2017)

The Daring Duke by Jess Michaels

Jess Michaels
The Daring Duke (1797 Club Series #1)
Jess Michaels / March 14, 2017 / $13.99 print, $3.99 digital 

I have a confession. Historical romance just might be my favorite sub-genre of romance. I know, don’t tell my alter-ego who writes Contemporary and is dabbling with Young Adult Fantasy. So, any opportunity to discover a new author (new to me, maybe not new to others), I will jump at the chance. I was elated I had the opportunity to review The Daring Duke by Jess Michaels. To sum up in less than five words? She is the bomb!

The Daring Duke is the first in a ten book series (and you’ll have to suspend reality for a moment) about ten dukes who form a club while still in school. I’m all about suspending reality because this means they’ll be nine more to come. If the subsequent stories are anything like the first, it’ll be a welcomed reading addiction.

James Rylon, heir to the dukedom of Abernathe, is the leader among these ten young teens. At age fourteen, he and his two best friends form the 1797 Club, named after the year of its creation. Future dukes from his year in school, and a few below, make up this ten-member exclusive club.

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Tue
Mar 7 2017 2:00pm

First Look: Patricia Briggs’ Silence Fallen (March 7, 2017)

Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs

Patricia Briggs
Silence Fallen (Mercy Thompson Series #10)
Ace / March 7, 2017 / $27.00 print, $13.99 digital 

Patricia Briggs takes readers on a darkly humorous trip of a lifetime in her tenth Mercy Thompson series installment when Mercy is kidnapped and taken overseas by an overly curious vampire in Silence Fallen. Mercy finds her ability to communicate with Adam and the pack almost completely cut off but using her wits and skills she engineers an escape and heads out into the unknown. Looking to stay alive long enough for help to arrive, she finds herself landing on trouble’s doorstep. Again.

“Sometimes in the last few years, I had longed to be alone. Just for an hour or two. And here I was. Alone. Sometimes getting your wish really sucks.”

Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson series is one of my favorite urban fantasy series to date due to its remarkable heroine, delicious romance, and the relatable yet ever changing world. Though this version of Seattle is saturated with the supernaturals, Briggs’ effortlessly uses her readers’ own humanity and experiences to help bridge her world with ours. Racism, bigotry, jealousy, anger, sorrow etc...are all powerful sentiments that Briggs’ uses to fuel her stories. Sentiments that readers are easily able to empathize and connect with from all viewpoints; not just with the heroes but also those we consider the villains.

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Tue
Mar 7 2017 10:30am

First Look: Kit Rocha’s Ashwin (March 7, 2017)

Ashwin by Kita Rocha

Kit Rocha
Ashwin (Gideon's Riders Series #1)
Kit Rocha / March 7, 2017 / $14.99 print, $4.99 digital

The start of a new series is a tricky thing. It’s not any easier when it’s the extension of a wildly popular, erotic romance series whose rabid super fans are ready and eager to consume every new volume. How do you satisfy the unique elements of a new series while, at the same time, remaining true to the loyal readers who have brought you this far? How do you attract new readers to a dystopian, post-apocalyptic series without losing those same dedicated fans?

Well, fear not. Ashwin kicks off the new Kit Rocha series, Gideon's Riders, and boy, howdy, does it not disappoint.

Ashwin’s core story is about the long germinating relationship between the deadly Makhai soldier, Lieutenant Ashwin Malhotra, and the extremely skilled Doctor Kora Bellamy.

Kora and Ashwin have been dancing around the fringes of the O’Kane stories since Beyond Temptation. Ashwin’s back story is brutal and murky. Designed since before birth to be the perfect, emotionless soldier, he has no toolbox by which to deal with emotions when and if they arise within him. He is wired to purge any and all emotion so that they don’t compromise either his mission or his loyalty. Makai soldiers are also at danger of fixating on a person, taking obsession to perilous extremes, that can end in death for both the soldier and the object of their obsession. Sometimes, these deaths are orchestrated by the military base commanders. Sometimes, they’re the tragic result of the relationship.

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Mon
Mar 6 2017 2:00pm

First Look: Kristen Ashley’s The Deep End (March 7, 2017)

The Deep End by Kristen Ashley

Kristen Ashley
The Deep End (Honey Series #1)
St. Martin's Griffin / March 7, 2017 / $15.99 print, $3.99 digital

If you never have read a Kristen Ashley book, this quick note is for you about her books—otherwise, you can skip to the review.  She is the queen of writing the strongest, most powerful, and HOTTEST Alpha males.  Her style of writing is direct and straight to the point.

With that said, when I heard that this author was releasing an erotic book about a hero that is an alpha sub, I got concerned because I had never heard of an alpha being a submissive. It just doesn’t even sound right—like it’s an oxymoronic statement.  Let me be real; I haven’t read a book I didn’t like that she wrote, and I enjoy her alpha male hero in her books and the story she spins around them, but I have to say I was very skeptical on how she was going to make this work.  I’m used to powering my way through her books because of a funny scene or a one line statement from the hero that makes your heart squeeze.  Her her alpha males' one-liners are legendary, which drove me to really want to find out the direction of a story. I dove in praying that this story would be believable and have the same effect on me that her other books do. 

When I first started reading the book, I got a firm layout of where I was and what was going on in The Honey club (BDSM), who the characters were, their personality traits and why they were there.  So far, the first three chapters just covered the bases of this world but not the real story to come.  So, I powered through and hoped that she could convince me how this Alpha/Sub thing was going to work. 

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Mon
Mar 6 2017 12:00pm

First Look: Kerrelyn Sparks’ How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days (March 7, 2017)

How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days by Kerrelyn Sparks

Kerrelyn Sparks
How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days (Embraced Series #1)
St. Martin's Press / March 7, 2017 / $7.99 print & digital

Fans of Kerrelyn Sparks who have been mourning the loss of Ms. Sparks’ literary wit for the last year can finally rejoice.  In the same style as The Princess Bride, Kerrelyn has created an entire new world for us to savor with all of the marvelous characters and sparkling humor we have come to expect.

She has created a world where the night sky shines with the light of twin moons.  Here there are five kingdoms and the four that share borders are constantly at war.   But no matter which kingdom you hail from, any children born on a night where the two moons are intertwined in the sky are born Embraced.  Those who are Embraced are born with a special ability and are much feared in all the kingdoms.  How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days gives us our first introduction to those who are Embraced. 

The current King of Eberon is so greedy to own all the land in his Kingdom that he sets nearly impossible goals for this Lords and failure to succeed at the King’s demand can be a death sentence for you and your family.  And his demands on his own family is even harsher.  Leofric of Benwick is the Lord Proctor of the Realm tasked with keeping their enemies from crossing the borders.   Leo knows that he was given this position since the King hopes that Leo will be killed in a skirmish with their enemies which is a much simpler way to get rid of a possible successor to his throne then simply killing Leo outright.  Not that he could kill Leo in a fair fight. 

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Sat
Mar 4 2017 2:00pm

First Look: Cherry Adair’s Stormchaser (March 7, 2017)

Stormchaser by Cherry Adair

Cherry Adair
Stormchaser (Cutter Cay Series #4)
St. Martin's Press / March 7, 2017 / $7.99 print & digital

I’ve been a Cherry Adair fan since Kiss and Tell seventeen years ago. She’s one of the OG romantic suspense authors who drew me into the genre and got me addicted to the breathtaking notion of falling in love while running for your life.

And warmer temperatures on the horizon mean Adair’s latest installment of the Cutter Cay series, Stormchaser, is hitting the shelves at the exact right time. Fans of Jacques Cousteau and his magical underwater world will love this story!

We meet Dr. Callie West, a marine archaeologist hired by Jonah Cutter to work with his team aboard the Stormchaser on a salvage off the shores of Greece. From the get-go, she assumes Jonah is just another “modern-day treasure hunter” like the rest of his family. She also assumes she’s only going to be working on the Ji Li. Boy is she wrong on both fronts.

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Fri
Mar 3 2017 10:30am

First Look: Samantha Young’s Every Little Thing (March 7, 2017)

Every Little Thing by Samantha Young

Samantha Young
Every Little Thing (Hart's Boardwalk #2)
Berkley / March 7, 2017 / $15.00 print, $5.99 digital

Enemies to lovers is one of the most electric tropes in romance.  There are no two people on the planet who are trying their utmost not to fall in love.  But never have two E2L’s wanted a round of hot, angry sex more desperately than in Samantha Young’s newest novel, Every Little Thing.

Bailey Hartwell, owner of the quaint bed and breakfast, didn’t believe there was any place on the boardwalk for the slick hotel and conference center that NYC hotelier, Vaughn Tremaine, was planning on putting up.  So for three years she has been the antagonistic thorn in his side.  First, she tried to keep the City Council from approving his plans.  Then as the building went up and it wasn’t the eyesore she feared, Bailey kept provoking him mostly out of the desire to keep the handsome and charming man from her thoughts, especially when he never chose never to be nice to her.

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Wed
Mar 1 2017 10:30am

First Look: Colleen Oakley’s Close Enough to Touch (March 7, 2017)

Close Enough to Touch by Colleen Oakley

Gah, I loved everything about Close Enough to Touch—though I have to admit—I went into reading it with a bit of skepticism. Because how can a woman who has an allergy to other humans ever form a romantic attachment? Well, I will never question Colleen Oakley’s writing abilities again. The story unfolds so beautifully. I laughed, I cried, I swooned, I groaned in frustration, then I swooned again.

Jubilee Jenkins has an extremely rare disease where she essentially is allergic to other humans. A Type IV Contact Dermatitis to foreign skin cells. So is this like bubble-boy? Nope. Totally different. Yet the consequences of her having skin contact is life threatening. Hence, after an event her senior year nearly kills her, Jubilee hermits herself in her home for ten years. Until she’s forced to interact with the outside world again and get a job.

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Tue
Feb 28 2017 1:30pm

First Look: Kresley Cole’s Shadow’s Seduction (February 28, 2017)

Shadow's Seduction by Kresley Cole

NOTE:  A re-read of Shadow’s Claim is recommended and would help put all the background of this story and the characters fresh in your mind.

Kresley Cole breaks new ground in her Dacian/Immortals After Dark series by writing her first male/male romance, and just like all of her previous stories, she knows how to keep our anticipation high until we are all but crying for their HEA.  I don’t normally reach for a m/m romance, but as a longtime Kresley Cole fan, I had to see how she would deal with this new dynamic.  For those who hesitate to give it a try, I can only say that KC doesn’t disappoint in bringing both the sweet and the sexy to this new exotic pairing.

In the IAD/Dacian world of the Lore, these immortals sometimes spend centuries waiting to find their fated mates. Time and again, we have watched the males search for their females, and try to convince her that they are meant to be.   Demons search for their Lovers, while vampires search for their Brides. Can two males of different species accept their unusual pairing and find the same bond we have come to expect?

Shadow’s Seduction begins just as natural-born vampire Prince Mirceo Daciano is about to turn thirty and be frozen in his immortality.  He will lose his heartbeat and his ability to have sex until his body is reawakened by his fated mate.  But until that time, Mirceo plans to indulge all his hedonistic desires. He has been at the New Rome Pleasure Palace for hours (days? weeks?) indulging in pleasures of the flesh with males and females alike, but never the same partner. His time for pleasures is growing too short to repeat a performance not when there are new delights to be sampled.

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Mon
Feb 27 2017 10:30am

First Look: Julia London’s Sinful Scottish Laird (February 28, 2017)

Sinful Scottish Laird by Julia London

Julia London
Sinful Scottish Laird (The Highland Grooms #2)
HQN Books / February 28, 2017 / $7.99 print, $6.99 digital

Sinful Scottish Laird is the second installment in Julia London’s historical Highland Grooms series but is structured to be comfortably read as a standalone. This sensual, heartfelt, and amusing story brings together a young widow who is determined to live her life on her own terms and a conflicted Scotsman whose former dealings with the English has left a bad taste in his mouth.

Lady Chatwick (Daisy Bristol) dutifully married the man her parents choose for her despite loving another. Though her husband was much older, she grew to care deeply for him, staying faithful and by his side when he contracted an illness that confined him to bed. Having developed an affectionate relationship with him, she was shocked when he told her that she would have to remarry within three years of his death or their son would forfeit his inheritance.

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Sun
Feb 26 2017 12:00pm

First Look: Maya Banks’ Brighter than the Sun (March 7, 2017)

Brighter Than the Sun by Maya Banks

Maya Banks
Brighter Than the Sun (KGI Series #11)
Berkley / March 7, 2017 / $7.99 print & digital

When you are the last remaining single brother in a close family like the Kellys, all your happily married sibling are always looking to help you out. But Joe Kelly is content to remain blissfully unattached, even if he surrounded by lovebirds. The idea of spending your whole life focused on one person is insane. Right?

Maya Banks bring us the downfall of the last bachelor standing, Joe Kelly, in Brighter than the Sun. Joe has happily sat back and watched over the last few years as his brothers fell, one by one, for their wives. He has been quite content with life while they started families of their own. And he is very, very certain that he has no interest in taking the fall himself.  He is quite comfortable in his life as a confirmed bachelor.  That is why watching him fall just as hard as any of his brothers is so much fun.

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