<i>Pregnant by the Billionaire</i>: Exclusive Excerpt Pregnant by the Billionaire: Exclusive Excerpt Karen Booth "His departure warranted something closer to an embrace and a kiss on the cheek." Sexy Contemporary Sampler Sexy Contemporary Sampler Cherrie Lynn, Jessica Linden and Elizabeth Hayley Start reading now! <i>Single-Minded</i>: Exclusive Excerpt Single-Minded: Exclusive Excerpt Lisa Daily "Alex navigates the booby-trapped world of modern dating" <i>Oversight</i>: Exclusive Excerpt Oversight: Exclusive Excerpt Santino Hassell "A broad-shouldered, tattooed lumbersexual with a man-bun and a steely gaze..."
From The Blog
June 28, 2017
Problematic Fave: You’ve Got Mail
Jennifer Proffitt
June 27, 2017
Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Gracie, Hassell, and Blair
Team H & H
June 27, 2017
Sexy Contemporary Sampler
Cherrie Lynn, Jessica Linden and Elizabeth Hayley
June 24, 2017
ICYMI: June’s Free E-Book, Psy-Changeling, Top Lorraine Heath, and more!
Team H & H
June 23, 2017
5 Reasons You Should Listen to Audiobooks
Nicole Leapheart
Wed
Jun 28 2017 4:30pm

Red is Definitely Your Color: Romance News & Deals from Alice Clayton, Susan Mallery, and More

Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in romance.

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Top Off Your TBR Pile

The Unidentified Redhead by Alice Clayton

Deal Alert: Alice Clayton's contemporary romance The Unidentified Redhead is $2.99 at Amazon | iBooks | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | etc.* “It’s like reading the best rom-com you’ve ever watched, but without those 'fading away moments.'” Grace Sheridan heads back to Los Angeles to pursue her dream of becoming an actress, but getting older in Hollywood can spell disaster. When an unexpected, sizzling romance with younger heartthrob Jack Hamilton puts them both in the spotlight, it may come at the cost of both their careers. 

Deal Alert: Christi Caldwell's historical romance For Love of the Duke is FREE at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | etc.* Lady Katherine propositions Jasper, Duke of Bainbridge, in order to escape an arranged marriage. Neither Jasper nor Katherine expected that the chemistry between them would lead to a real connection. Spend the season with Christi Caldwell's The Heart of a Duke series. 

Deal Alert: Susan Mallery's women's fiction novel Daughters of the Bride is $2.99 at Kobo | iBooks | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* As three very different sisters prepare for their mother's wedding, each one has to contend with the state of their own love lives in order to find their happily ever afters. Family always plays a pivotal role in the novels of Susan Mallery. 

Deal Alert: Sidney Halston's romantic suspense novel Kiss Marry Kill is $1.99 at iBooks | Barnes & Noble | Amazon | Kobo | etc.* Megan Cruz turned her dreams of pop stardom into reality, but when a deadly stalker puts her firmly in his sights, she hires Jax, the one who got away, and now vows to keep her safe. Read the first chapter of Kiss Marry Kill

[+Disney couples as parents]

Wed
Jun 28 2017 2:30pm

You’ve Got Mail is a Problematic Fave—But Not for the Reason You’d Think

You've Got Mail

 I love Nora Ephron movies and everything that she ever created. Nine times out of ten, You've Got Mail tops my list of favorite romantic comedies of all time—to only be replaced by another Nora Ephron movie based on my mood. Even for one birthday—since I live in New York—my best friend and I went around to all the iconic places from this film. With that being said, it would seem disingenuous to talk about one of my favorite films without mentioning some of its problems. But they're not what you would think!

Yes, Joe Fox put Kathleen Kelly out of business...

Here’s where my opinion might differ from the majority. Whenever I bring up my love of You've Got Mail, the first reaction is usually: “But he put her out of business.”

Yes. Yes, he did. Joe Fox is a cutthroat businessman (though, compared to his father and grandfather, they make him look like... well the Brinkley of the business world). He's unapologetic about taking out any and all business competition—including Kathleen Kelly's The Shop Around the Corner. The whole big twist of the movie, which is revealed relatively early on, is that Kathleen and Joe have been anonymously communicating with one another for months. So the majority of Joe putting Kathleen out of business is actually done before he knows he's doing it. 

[Read more...]

Wed
Jun 28 2017 12:12pm
Excerpt

Karen Booth Excerpt: Pregnant by the Billionaire

Karen Booth

Pregnant by the Billionaire by Karen Booth

From playboy to papa!

Kendall Ross's latest PR assignment is the perfect jump start for her career. But her client is hotel magnate Sawyer Locke—the no-holds-barred one-night stand she had six weeks ago. Sawyer knows the feisty redhead is the key to successfully launching his new hotel, but with his meddling father sabotaging his business plans, they have to keep their arrangement strictly professional. As in, no kisses. No fondling. And certainly no mind-blowing sex! Yet when their best-laid plans end with an unexpected pregnancy, the rebel billionaire must choose between his bachelor ways or losing Kendall and his baby for good!

Get a sneak peek at Karen Booth's Pregnant by the Billionaire (available July 4, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

This scene from Pregnant by the Billionaire is during the first business meeting between hotel magnate Sawyer Locke and the PR woman he needs to hire, Kendall Ross. Sawyer and Kendall had a meeting of another sort six weeks ago—a one-night stand at a mutual friend’s wedding. Shocker, but Sawyer, the perpetual bachelor, never called. Kendall didn’t call, either. Guys like Sawyer are a dime a dozen, and a little fun at a wedding is one thing, but she has bigger fish to fry. There’s a huge job on the line at her firm, and men are always messing with her judgment, so she decides to start wearing a fake engagement ring to keep the guys at bay. But for Sawyer, a guy who’s been cheated on, this doesn’t sit well at all.

* * *

Sawyer didn’t like distractions in business meetings, nor did he like surprises. But this was no ordinary meeting, and Kendall Ross was much more than a beguiling bombshell. She was a force to be reckoned with.

“If it’s all the same to you, I’d like to get back to the PR plan. Isn’t that the most pressing matter?” She straightened in her seat, composed and determined.

Even with vast amounts of money on the line, Sawyer’s mind couldn’t keep from straying to pressing of another kind—namely the moment at the wedding when she pressed against him, his hand settled in the curve of her back and everything around them faded away. It wasn’t like him at all to be so unfocused in a meeting. But he’d never been tested like this either.

[Read the full Pregnant by the Billionaire excerpt...]

Wed
Jun 28 2017 11:00am

July 2017 Romance Novels New Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in July.

We’ve divided them up by week to make it easier for you to find the newest releases. For those who’ve got a very specific obsession, we also divided the list up by subgenre and there are some great books to look forward to, and you can can find them in our printable version. Our shopping list is the biggest yet, so don’t forget to take this printable version with you when it’s time to shop!

Authors: Have we missed your release before? Drop us a line at heroesnhearts@gmail.com with your title, full name, release date, and series name (if you have one) for your upcoming August 2017 release!

Jump to New Releases for the Week of:

July 1-4 |  July 5-11 July 12-18July 19-25July 26-31

Week of July 1 through July 4

[July's New Releases!]

Wed
Jun 28 2017 9:30am

7 New Adult Romance Best Bets for June 2017

It’s summertime and the weather isn’t the only thing sizzling. Check out these summer reads that are sure to be your best companion at the beach. From a waitress rescuing a hockey star to a forbidden trip to Vegas find your next red-hot read.

Cheeky by Natasha Madiso

Cheeky by Natasha Madison (Amazon) is a novella in the Imperfect Love Worlds series. A fun, fast, hot read that puts a forbidden love on a trip to Vegas. Bradley realizes that Lexi has grown up and isn’t the same little girl he remembers. With the lights of Vegas in the background, Lexi and Bradley have one week to take their fill of each other. Like they say, What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Or does it?

R.S Grey's Foxe and the Hound (Amazon) has the fabulous trope of date for hire. But, Madeline is getting a lot more out of this deal, she’ll get this high-powered vet as her real estate client. But, Madeline didn’t count on their undeniable chemistry and Adam knows exactly how to get what he wants. This rom-com is the perfect summer read.

Roommates with Benefits by Nicole Williams (Amazon | B&N | Kobo) makes Soren and Hayley unlikely roommates. Their love/hate relationship masks a deeper connection. They’re both trying to make it in the big city and this makes them ultimately bond. Marked with witty banter and swoonworthy moments, Roommates with Benefits is an easy read.

[Read more...]

Wed
Jun 28 2017 8:05am

What Would You Miss About Physical Books?

In the not-so-distant future, there may come a time when physical books are no longer in existence. For many people, they've already made the switch to a completely digital library, but for some of us the thought of not having a physical archive of our favorite books is almost unbearable. 

If the day should come when physical books are no longer being printed, what would you miss the most?

Tell us about it in the comments!

 

Tue
Jun 27 2017 4:31pm

Make or Break: Romance Deals & News from Tessa Bailey, JR Ward & More

Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in romance.

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Top Off Your TBR Pile

Make Me by Tessa BaileyDeal Alert: Tessa Bailey's contemporary romance Make Me, Book 3 in the Broke and Beautiful series, is $.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Construction worker Russell has been in love with Abby since he met her, but she's way out of his league. Or is she? P.S. You can also read Tessa Bailey's H&H Quickie scene “Penalty Kiss” for free on H&H anytime.

Deal Alert: J.R. Ward's contemporary family saga The Bourbon Kings, first in the Bourbon Kings trilogy about the Bradford family, is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* The return of prodigal son Tulane Bradford to his family's estate, where his one-time love Lizzie King is the head gardener, leads to all sorts of delicious complications. Picture all the characters with help from our Bourbon Kings fantasy cast.

Deal Alert: Sabrina Sol's contemporary romance Delicious Temptation, first in the Delicious Desires series, is $.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Good-girl Amara wants to save her family's Mexican bakery, if only they'd let her, but she also wants to do very bad things with her brother's ex-best friend, Eric. Bad boys are a romance staple for good reason.

Deal Alert: Joanna Bourne's French Revolution-set historical romance The Forbidden Rose, Book 3 in the Spymaster series, is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* She's a French aristocrat living in secret as a British governess, and he's a spy out for revenge on her family. It shouldn't end well, but it totally does. Enjoy out-of-the-ordinary historicals? Here are 5 more worth checking out this month.

Deal Alert: May McGoldrick's historical romance Taming the Highlander, a RITA finalist and the second book in the Scottish Relic trilogy, is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Conall Sinclair, the Earl of Caithness and a wounded warrior, can't stand to be around anyone...except Innes Munro, who can sense his past with a touch and who makes him burn with want. McGoldrick fans will be happy to hear about a new story in the Say Yes to the Scot anthology also featuring Lecia Cornwall, Anna Harington, and Sabrina York—read samples from the book.

[+Jeaniene Frost excerpt, Ilona Andrews interview & more...]

Tue
Jun 27 2017 3:00pm

5 Unusual Historical Best Bets for June 2017

What sort of “not-your-usual historical” are you looking for this month? 

Summer is in full swing, which means here in the United States we’re gearing up for our annual celebration of independence from England on July 4th.  Publishers must have gotten that memo. For fans of Westerns and American-set historical romance, June is proving to be a gift. But fans of Mother England shouldn’t fret. She makes an appearance in June as well.

Western!

A Touch of Frost by Jo Goodman

A Touch of Frost by Jo Goodman

(Amazon | B&N | Kobo)

After his train is robbed at gunpoint, Remington Frost awakens from a blow to find the bandits gone…along with the woman he was shadowing for protection. No stranger to risk, Remington will do what it takes to bring Phoebe Apple to safety and her kidnappers to justice. But ransoming Phoebe is just the start of trouble…

Phoebe is shocked to learn that her mysterious rescuer is none other than Remington Frost, the son of her sister’s new husband. Home at Twin Star Ranch, she falls happily into western life—and cautiously in love with Remington. But danger hides close to home, and their romance illuminates a web of secrets and betrayal that may put the rancher and his intended bride past the point of rescue.

Goodman is one of the finest practitioners of historical western romance, and this one has received the expected accolades.  Library Journal declares “A smart, resourceful heroine and a savvy, worthy hero drive the complex plot of this touching story; another winner,” and All About Romance granted it Desert Island Keeper status saying “it’s a feast for the heart and mind.”

[+4 more Best Bets ahead!]

Tue
Jun 27 2017 2:00pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Anne Gracie, Santino Hassell, and Mackenzie Blair

Team H&H is already anticipating these upcoming titles from authors Anne Gracie, Santino Hassell, and Mackenzie Blair. Check out the great covers below and the romances coming soon! 

Marry in Scandal by Anne Gracie

Marry in Scandal by Anne Gracie

Young heiress Lily Rutherford has always dreamed of true love. But after an abduction attempt, she faces a scandal-forced marriage to her rescuer, Ned Galbraith, a well-known rake. Despite his reputation, Lily is drawn toward Galbraith, who has the saddest eyes she's ever seen. She marries him in the hope that their union will lead to love.

As heir to a barony, Galbraith knows he must marry, so a convenient marriage will suit him perfectly. He doesn't expect Lily to try to get close to him, to draw out the darkness of his past. To keep his secrets safe, he refuses to let her in—no matter how attracted he is to her quiet, beautiful warmth.

But when rumors about her husband become too much for her to bear, Lily runs away, taking refuge at Galbraith's family estate. As Lily decides if she can reconcile herself to a marriage without love, Galbraith begins to discover that this warm-hearted loving girl might be the key to healing the wounds of his past—and his heart.

Marry in Scandal by Anne Gracie, will be available April 3, 2018.

[+ 2 more covers]

Tue
Jun 27 2017 1:00pm

First Look: Gayle Callen’s Love with a Scottish Outlaw (June 27, 2017)

Love with a Scottish Outlaw by Gayle Callen,

Gayle Callen
Love with a Scottish Outlaw (Highland Weddings #3)
Avon / June 27, 2017 / $7.99 print, $5.99 digital

Gayle Callen’s Love with a Scottish Outlaw is a story replete with many tried and true romance novel tropes. There’s the Scottish Clan Feud.

Catriona Duff was the daughter of Aberfoyle, the chief of the Clan Duff and Duncan’s bitter enemy. Aberfoyle was one of the main reasons that Duncan was an outlaw who had to protect and feed his people while on the run.

Catriona’s father is part of a network of men who take orphan children off the streets and sell them as indentured servants to the colonies and West Indies plantations. When orphans weren’t readily available, they began taking children from Duncan’s clan. He and his men have been doing what they could to recover them.

“Laird Carlyle,” she said, “have you been rescuing children for long?”

He shrugged. “Several year now. ‘Tis why we’re living in these caves. I spoke out, tried to bring the case to the Court of Session, and they had me imprisoned.”

[Read more...]

Tue
Jun 27 2017 12:00pm
Excerpt

Sexy Contemporary Sampler from Cherrie Lynn, Jessica Linden & Elizabeth Hayley

Cherrie Lynn, Jessica Linden and Elizabeth Hayley

Contemporary romance is one of our favorite genres to read—especially when they turn up the heat like in these sexy contemporaries from Cherrie Lynn, Jessica Linden, and Elizabeth Hayley. Get a taste of each of these upcoming romance novels with exclusive excerpts of selected scenes that will leave you panting for more!

[Read the excerpts...]

Tue
Jun 27 2017 9:30am

Steve Trevor and the Rise of the Softer Hero

Strong, capable heroines and the men who love them is a trend I can certainly get behind.

One of my favorite parts of Wonder Woman (besides all of it) is the portrayal of Steve Trevor. In my previous article about the film, I reference how their love story doesn't diminish Diana or her strength in any way, and that got me thinking about other men who fill the “love interest” role in films and television. 

Steve is my latest obvious example of a softer kind of hero. I don't mean soft to be diminutive in any fashion. More as a foil to overt hyper-masculinity that can be regressive. In other words, I enjoy Steve immensely because he's not an alpha asshole. There are so many men who fill this role, even in films or TV shows where they are decidedly not the focus, the narrative presents them in such a way where they are incapable of relinquishing a power they believe is theirs to wield. 

[But not Steve...]

Tue
Jun 27 2017 8:08am

Should Foil Covers Come Back?

Earlier this week on our Tumblr we spotted Romancing the Bookworm showing off a copy of Jo Goodman's The Captain's Lady, which was in beautiful condition—foil cover and all (you'll have to click the link to the video to check it out as this cover doesn't do it justice). It's a cover treatment that is reminiscent of a time gone by as we definitely don't see irridescent covers like this anymore. Even back then, “foil” covers, as they are called, were a pretty rare find. Now, though, their unique shimmer brings forth all those nostalgic feelings.

Now, this question may leave those who joined the romance world in the last decade—i.e. when many people are buying exclusively in digital—scratching their heads and saying “huh?” However, would you want to see foil covers come back? Did you own any? Did you like them?

Tell us about it in the comments!

 

Mon
Jun 26 2017 5:00pm

Paranormal Activity: E-Deals from Sherrilyn Kenyon, J.D. Robb & More

Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in romance.

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Top Off Your TBR Pile

Ice Wolf by Jane GodmanDeal Alert: Jane Godman's shapeshifter romance Ice Wolf, Book 1 in the Arctic Brotherhood series, is $.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* An Alaskan college professor by day, Elliott Walder is a revenge-seeking Siberian werewolf by night, and he can't afford the distraction that is new recruit Jenny... (Pssst: Shadow Wolf, Book 2 in the series, is also on sale at $1.99.) Read Chapter 1 from Ice Wolf.

Deal Alert: Sherrilyn Kenyon's paranormal Born of Legend, Book 9 in The League series, is $2.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* When outlaw Dagger saves her son's life, Ushara must choose between the man she owes everything and her own people. Sample a scene from Born of Legend.

Deal Alert: J.D. Robb, Mary Blayney, Elaine Fox, Mary Kay McComas, and R.C. Ryan's Down the Rabbit Hole anthology is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Five Alice in Wodnerland-inspired stories, including an Eve Dallas adventure? What's not to like?! Discover the 10 things you'll learn from J.D. Robb's In Death series.

Deal Alert: Nalini Singh's shapeshifter romance Tangle of Need, Book 11 in the Psy-Changeling series, is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Wolf changeling Adria and SnowDancer Riaz try hard to deny the magnetic pull between them, but resistance is futile... Get to know the Psy-Changeling books.

[+Now's the time to meet the Bourbon Kings...]

Mon
Jun 26 2017 2:00pm

5 Reasons to Say “I Do” When You Really Want to Say “I Don’t”

Black Tie Optional by Ann Marie WalkerMarriages of convenience: Super common in romance novels, not so common in real life. Ann Marie Walker (Black Tie Optional) is here at Heroes and Heartbreakers today to give us a few reasons that we should maybe consider a marriage of convenience should we be faced with these same issues. Thanks, Ann Marie!

I'm a sucker for a good rom-com, and one of my favorite tropes is the marriage of convenience. So it was no surprise when I sat down to write my new novel, and the first scene was a hippie humanitarian lobbying an uptight CEO during his morning Starbucks run, I just knew they had to get married! (Preferably in Vegas with Elvis and Angus Young officiating!) To celebrate the release of Black Tie Optional, I thought I'd take a moment to consider five reasons to say “I do” when you really mean “I don't”:

1.  To save your family home.

In The Marriage Bargain by Jennifer Probst, Alexa agrees to marry childhood friend Nick for one year. All she has to do is keep it professional. But can she avoid falling for the man who stole her heart when they were kids?

[Read more...]

Mon
Jun 26 2017 1:00pm

First Look: Tamsen Parker’s The Cartographer (June 26, 2017)

The Cartographer by Tamsen Parker

Tamsen Parker 
The Cartographer (Compass #6)
Tamsen Parker / June 26, 2017 / $14.99 print, $3.99 digital

Helping people is the best, most important thing I can do.  It’s what I’ve chosen to be faithful to instead of whom.

Reyes (Rey) Llewelyn Walter calls himself a life coach. A purveyor of happiness. A kinky white knight. As the master of BDSM (no pun intended), Rey loves to dive in and work his magic on those he feels could benefit from his tutelage. Which, in his opinion, is everyone. He loves to create happily ever afters or happy for now(s), but refuses to even consider the same for himself. That is until a stop for a nightcap at a local watering hole introduces him to a gorgeous young man who screams masochist to Rey’s sadist.

Just you wait. You have no idea what else I’m going to ask you for.

Aloysius (Allie) Emmett Hart II is a man with a mission. With the face of an angel and a body made for sinning, Allie is fresh out of the military and trying to find a job and a place to live while helping take care of his widowed sister and her kids. Strong, independent, and under a mountain of obligations, Allie isn’t looking for a boyfriend—or a savior.

[Read more...]

Mon
Jun 26 2017 11:31am

Veep’s Amy and Dan Are WHAT?! (Season Finale Spoilers)

Dan and Amy in Veep

WARNING: Major spoilers for the Veep Season 6 finale.

Veep's Amy Brookheimer and Dan Egan have been locked in a will-they-or-won't-they love/hate relationship for so long now that you could be forgiven for thinking it would never happen, especially given that the scales have long seemed tipped toward “hate” and the two hardly interacted at all in Season 6. But patience comes to those who wait...and wait...and wait, apparently, because shippers got the shock of a lifetime in last night's season finale, when Amy revealed that she's pregnant—and that Dan's the father.

[We've gotta discuss this...]

Mon
Jun 26 2017 9:30am

First Look: Jeaniene Frost’s The Sweetest Burn (June 27, 2017)

 The Sweetest Burn by Jeaniene Frost

Jeaniene Frost
The Sweetest Burn (Broken Destiny #2)
HQN / June 27, 2017 / $7.99 print, $6.99 digital

The Sweetest Burn brings a gotta-save-the-day-paced plot, a great dose of the supernatural, and chemistry that sparks. All of those elements are practically expected in a Jeaniene Frost book at this point. She’s the woman who brought us Cat and Bones, Vlad and Leila, after all.

What makes The Sweetest Burn’s Ivy and Adrian’s relationship so remarkable is the way each character’s internal conflict about their relationship fuels the delicious will they won’t they. Ivy is destined to fall in love with Adrian. Adrian is destined to betray her in the ultimate way—the kind that is supposed to leave Ivy dead. They both know these facts. It’s more than a Capulet/Montague thing. This isn’t families warring. It’s Heaven and Hell. Their free will may let them avoid fate, but how can they trust each other?

[Read more...]

Mon
Jun 26 2017 8:02am

Have You Read Any Series Continuities?

Continuity (noun): the unbroken and consistent existence or operation of something over a period of time.

When this word is applied to a new book series, it can really change things. It means that a series you're excited about will be taken on by not one single author, but many! Continuities aren't a new concept, but we're starting to see them more and more in romance. 

Have you read any series that have more than one author attached? What did you think? What have been your favorite examples? Has it lead you to discover any new authors? 

Tell me about it in the comments!

 

Sun
Jun 25 2017 12:00pm
Excerpt

Lisa Daily Excerpt: Single-Minded

Lisa Daily

Single-Minded by Lisa Daily

Alex has planned and executed her life with laser focus since she first met her future husband at the play-doh table on the first day of kindergarten. They have a terrific life, a gorgeous house on the bay, and fantastic careers they love. There's only one problem: Alex's husband has a secret. A big one.

Now, Alex’s perfectly planned life has completely fallen apart, her biological clock is starting to feel like the timer on a nuclear device, and she finds herself drooling over her completely-dreamy-but-definitely-off-limits client, a star chef opening a hot new restaurant.

Armed with dating guidance from her oddball collection of advisers—including her gay ex-husband, a foul-mouthed political consultant, a perkily masochistic yogi, and a pot-smoking octogenarian—Alex navigates the booby-trapped world of modern dating, in her search for a second chance at love.

Get a sneak peek at Lisa Daily's Single-Minded (available June 27, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

“There are nine guys you have to date before you meet the one you actually fall in love with. Just sleep with two of them and you’ll be all set,” says Darcy. “It’s mandatory, like leveling up in a video game … The bad boy, the quarterback…”

“… the foreign guy, the tantric sex guy, the sensitive artist…,” adds Sam.

[Read the full Single-Minded excerpt...]