These 25 buzzy must read eBooks should be at the top of your #TBR list. Discover why today!
The One for Me
8/18: The One For Me by Corinne Michaels
Devney Maxwell has been my best friend since we were six years old, but she has no idea I’m in love with her. Even when I’m on the road playing professional baseball, she’s my home—the only one I’ve ever known. But when I return to Sugarloaf to care for the family farm, I discover she’s trying to talk herself into a life with the wrong man and I become desperate. It only takes a single, perfect kiss to change everything. Then tragedy strikes changing her life forever. She’s needed here more than ever, but as for me—there’s no way I can stay. I know she’s the one for me, but I might have to let her go…
What People are Saying: A beautifully written story where you really feel the heartache as well as the chemistry. A real roller-coaster that you’ll feel right in the heart.
8/27: The Winemakers by Jan Moran
Winemaker Caterina Rosetta and her widowed mother Ava harbor family secrets and face threats that could ruin their family winery. Concealing her husband’s past in Tuscany, Ava struggles to manage the vineyard and her spirited daughter. But Caterina also hides a truth that could ruin her in the eyes of her mother and traditional society. Seeking answers, Caterina journeys to Montalcino, Italy to seize the chance to start a new life. Except this new life brings out old secrets. Caterina realizes her happiness and the entire future of Mille Étoiles Vineyards depend on her ability to unravel the mysteries of the past—if she has the strength to face them.
What People are Saying: For fans of dreamy scenery, romance, and mystery, you’ll get swept away in this delicious family saga.
9/1: A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Everything Poppy has ever believed in is a lie. She barely knows who she is without the veil of the Maiden. But what she does know is that nothing is as dangerous to her as him. Casteel Da’Neer is known by many names and many faces. And he has plans for Poppy. Plans that could bind their lives together in unexpected ways. But unrest has grown in Atlantia. Whispers of war have become stronger, and Poppy is at the very heart of it all. Dark secrets are at play, ones steeped in the sins of two kingdoms. But when the earth begins to shake, and the skies start to bleed, it may already be too late
What People are Saying: The second installment in the high fantasy Blood and Ash Series. Be sure to read book one, but this sequel delivers more rich world building, complex characters, and sizzling romance.
9/1: Penthouse Prince by Kendall Ryan
Lexington Dane was my brother’s best friend growing up. I fell hard and fast, and gave him all my firsts. I promised I’d wait for him. But I’m done waiting. He went off to college and never came back. He took his fancy business degree and moved to New York City becoming a real estate mogul—turning every penthouse and apartment project he touched into gold. It’s been ten years, and now he’s back and needs a favor…someone to watch his little girl. I’ve never been able to say no to him. I might agree to be the nanny, but there’s no way I’m falling for her daddy.
What People are Saying: A delicious new single dad standalone romance about first loves and second chances. With dynamic chemistry and passion, your heart will melt and break at the same time.
9/2: The Cyclist by Tim Sullivan
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A row of garages is being demolished behind a block of council flats in one of the poorer areas of Bristol. The body of a man is found in the bucket of a mechanical digger. DS George Cross wonders if the victim’s illicit side business led to his death. Or, is it a simple case of jealousy and ambition? For some in the Major Crime Unit, Cross’ sudden, abrupt U-turn in the middle of the investigation signals a welcome error in the eccentric detective’s near-perfect track record. Could it be the biggest mistake of his career, or is he getting close to uncovering the killer?
What People are Saying: The second book in the thrilling new DS Cross mysteries. With layers and twists and characters who pop, Sullivan builds an intriguing narrative that will totally satisfy fans of the genre.
9/9: Tempted by Love by Melissa Foster
Enjoy a heart-melting, beautiful, and sexy romance from bestseller, Melissa Foster. This is an emotionally riveting story about a man who has lost it all and carries a torturous secret, a divorced single mother who has everything to lose, and the little girl who helps them heal. Fall in love on the sandy shores of Silver Island, home to coffee shops, boat races, midnight rendezvous, and the sexy, sharp-witted Steeles. They have a penchant for pranks, a passion for loyalty, and a trunk full of secrets.
What People are Saying: The first book in the new Silver Island series! An emotional journey with an impassioned romance. This story is filled with love, loss, acceptance and moving forward. The ending will leave a smile on your face.
9/22: The Duke Who Didn’t by Courtney Milan
Miss Chloe Fong has plans for her life, lists for her days, and absolutely no time for nonsense. Three years ago her childhood sweetheart disappeared. Now, he’s back. Jeremy Wentworth, the Duke of Lansing, has returned to the tiny village he once visited with the hope of wooing Chloe. All he has to do is convince Chloe to make room for a mischievous trickster in her life, then disclose that in all the years they’ve known each other, he’s failed to mention his real name, his title… and the minor fact that he owns her entire village. Only one thing can go wrong: Everything.
What People are Saying: A compelling read with well-developed characters and insight into the period. A fun plot, a cute town, and a second chance at love will definitely make you want to read more of this forthcoming series!
9/22: The Resurrection of Fulgencio Ramirez by Rudy Ruiz
In the 1950s, tensions remain high in the border town of La Frontera. Yet amidst the discord, young love blooms between Fulgencio Ramirez, the son of impoverished immigrants, and Carolina Mendelssohn, the local pharmacist’s daughter. But as they’ll soon find out, their bonds will be undone by a force more powerful than they could have known. Thirty years after their first fateful encounter, Fulgencio Ramirez is conducting his daily ritual of reading the local obituaries in his cramped pharmacy office. After nearly a quarter of a century of waiting, Fulgencio sees the news he’s been hoping for: his nemesis, the husband of Carolina Mendelssohn, has died.
What People are Saying: A gorgeous work of magical realism and a meditation on how the past may divide, but the future offers the hope to bring us back together.
9/22: Escaping Dreamland by Charlie Lovett
Robert Parrish’s childhood obsession with series books inspired him to become an author. Just as his debut novel becomes a bestseller, his relationship with his girlfriend begins to fall apart. Robert realizes he must confront his secret demons by fulfilling a youthful promise to solve a mystery surrounding his favorite series—the Tremendous Trio. Guided by twelve tattered books and an unidentified but tantalizing fragment of a story, Robert journeys into the history of the books that changed his life, hoping they can help him once again. And Robert’s quest intertwines with the stories of three young people trying to define their places in the world at the dawn of a new century.
What People are Saying: A book about stories that will leave you missing this beautifully constructed narrative once you’re done.
9/22: Securing Kalee by Susan Stoker
After her capture by rebels in the mountains of Timor-Leste, Kalee Solberg doesn’t think she’ll live to see her father, friends, or hometown again. What started as an adventure with the Peace Corps has turned into a waking nightmare, every day a struggle to survive. Forest “Phantom” Dalton is the kind of man who finishes what he starts. The failed mission to rescue Kalee Solberg is no exception. After discovering she’s still alive, Phantom will stop at nothing to bring her home…no matter the cost.
What People are Saying: While this is the sixth book in the SEAL of Protection: Legacy Series, the story and characters feel as fresh as ever. You won’t be able to put it down once you start!
9/23: When You Kiss Me by Bella Andre
Lola Sullivan has never felt truly seen. Not until Duncan Lyman walks into her design studio. A deep passion sparks between them and by the time the sun comes up the next morning, Lola is sure she’s found The One. Duncan never imagined Lola could change his life in one night. But he knows the dark secret from his past could destroy their budding love. It took thirty years for Lola and Duncan to find perfect love…but it could take only thirty seconds to destroy it.
9/29: Whiskey Lullaby by Liliana Hart
Addison Holmes has her hands full. Marriage changes a woman, and pregnancy hormones are no joke. But despite her promise to retire from dangerous P.I. work, she has no choice but to take this case. Twenty years ago, her father and his partner cracked the case of their careers. But it was all a set up. They sent the wrong men to prison, and now it’s time for the real culprits to tie up loose ends. Discovering the truth is no easy task, but saving her father’s legacy and her step-father’s life is her top priority. Because family means everything.
What People are Saying: Addison Holmes is back! Believable characters and an intriguing mystery with plenty of twists and turns.
9/29: On Borrowed Time by Adam Croft
Each morning, the first train of the day leaves Oakham station and thunders through a tunnel under the village of Manton. But today the driver sees something that changes his life. A dead body hangs in the tunnel’s exit. DI Caroline Hills knows this isn’t a suicide. It’s murder. And when a second apparent suicide appears in Rutland, Caroline uncovers a shocking link: the victims knew each other. As Rutland Police fight to catch the killer, a group of friends is left with an even more shocking realisation. One of them is the murderer. And one of them will be the next to die.
What People are Saying: Second book in the Rutland Crime series and a smart thriller with a relatable heroine.
Imagine With Me
9/29: Imagine With Me by Kristen Proby
Shawn O’Callaghan loves his job as a screenwriter almost as much as he loves his family. Generally unflappable, the author he’s thrown into the trenches with pushes every button he has. And it doesn’t help that he can’t stop thinking about her in ways that are anything but professional. Bestselling author Lexi Perry is finally about to leave her mark on the world seeing her words brought to life. Until she meets the man who is supposed to make that happen. If they can find a way to meet in the middle, this movie could be one for the ages. As could their love.
What People are Saying: More than a love story this is a book about family and trusting in new possibilities. Together, Lexi and Shawn look to write their own happily ever after. Another wonderful addition to the With Me in Seattle Series.
The Way Out
9/29: The Way Out by Armond Boudreaux
A medical miracle is reshaping the world. The artificial womb ensures the perfect health and flawless development of every unborn child. Natural pregnancy is now unnecessary risk—and quickly criminalized. As a reporter, Jessica Brantley makes new enemies on a daily basis covering both sides of the controversial new law. Now her search leads to the existence of children with terrifying telepathic powers. But this truth is no secret to former U.S. Marine Valerie Hara and her illegally born son. Soon, these two fearless women will be branded as terrorists, hunted by the military, demonized by the media—and drawn into a desperate fight for the freedom of the human race.
What People are Saying: A dystopian future with a fast-paced plot and gripping twists.
10/1: 90 Days to Score by Deborah Coonts
Two years ago, I’d married for love. But now my wannabe ex is dead, and everybody thinks I did it. Worse—I inherited everything—including the Roughriders, the NFL franchise the locals follow with a religious fervor bordering on a cult-like fanaticism. My name is Brinda Rose, and I’m a Jersey girl caught in the net of Southern pretense, privilege, and back-stabbing, with nary a rule book to guide me. With a fortune on the line and everyone from players, to coaches, to investors, to even my former father-in-law, hiding secrets and working angles, 90 days seems an impossibly short amount of time to solve my problems, and an impossibly long amount of time to stay alive.
What People are Saying: This new series is fun, a good mystery with some romance. Can’t wait for more!
10/5: Enigma Variations by Bradley W. Wright
Master thief Justin Vincent and his computer hacker partner Ashna help people recover stolen items when the authorities can’t. This time, their client needs his missing research notes back—notes that could help provide the solution to a century old musical mystery. Justin and Ashna come up against a mystery steeped in arcane lore lurking behind what they thought was a simple case of theft and a shadowy foe who seems to be a step ahead of them at every turn. Will they be able to identify the thief and retrieve the formula before its dark forces are unleashed on an unsuspecting world?
Why We’re Excited: With two other books under his belt, we expect another thoroughly enjoyable read for fans of adventure mysteries!
10/6: Jubilee by Jennifer Givhan
When Bianca appears late one night at her brother’s house in Santa Ana, she is barely conscious, though not alone. Jubilee, wrapped in a fuzzy pink romper, is buckled into a car seat. Told in alternating points of view, Jubilee reveals both the haunting power of our lived experiences and the surreal possibility of the present to heal the past. Alternating chapters give readers a unique perspective on Bianca’s present and on her relationship with Jubilee.
What People are Saying: Beautifully and viscerally heartfelt with a heroine who lives true to her self.
10/7: The Gorge by Ronald M. Berger
Whitewater rafting season has already begun in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. But someone who knows every foot of the backcountry is stalking those who are attempting to run the Gorge as the river reaches flood stage. Richard Carlyle, a former raft guide and veteran criminologist working with state and local police, is desperately searching for the person who has murdered two people already. Tracking the killer to a remote cabin in the Gorge, Carlyle confronts an ecoterrorist with a grudge against anyone who dares to invade his territory.
Why We’re Excited: A debut novel with an evocative setting so this is sure to be a thrilling ride!
10/9: One Night with a Duke by Erica Ridley
Dashing Scot Jonathan MacLean never returns to the same town twice. The happy-go-lucky philanthropist seeks constant adventure and is desperate to outrun his past. When a blizzard traps him in a tiny mountaintop village, he meets a woman who tempts him with dreams he’d long since abandoned. No-nonsense jeweler Angelica Parker has spent her life fighting for recognition. As a black woman in regency England she is determined to prove her creations are the equal to any artisan. There’s no room for error. Especially not the handsome charmer whose unquenchable cheer and melting kisses have become more precious than jewels…
Why We’re Excited: Part of the heartwarming 12 Dukes… series set in a picturesque snow-covered village. Nothing heats up a cold night quite like finding oneself in the arms of a duke and we can’t wait to read another charming tale from this bestselling author.
10/13: The Kingless Crown by Sarah M. Cradit
Twenty years ago, King Eoghan’s father cunningly devised marriages between the highborn sons and daughters of the oft-warring Reaches. Now, Eoghan, the cruel boy king who stole his crown through murder, demands the eldest daughters of these unions. To accept is unfathomable. To refuse is treason. And the daughters have chosen treason, painting the world with their rebellion. But across the kingdom, little fires light within. As the Reaches ready themselves to face the king, the kingdom hovers on the edge of chaos. And there are many who recall, in candlelit secrecy, tales of a time before…
Why We’re Excited: A new fantasy series we can’t wait to dive into! We know this gripping new saga will leave us breathless until the very last page.
10/20: Fatal Fraud by Marie Force
A prominent member of the D.C. community has been murdered, pulling Lieutenant Sam Holland into yet another high-stakes investigation. When both the FBI and IRS show up with new information, the case takes a turn no one could’ve seen coming—not even Sam. All the while, Sam’s husband, Vice President Nick Cappuano, faces mounting pressure to declare his intention to run for president in the coming election. As always, when things become too hot to handle on the job, Sam and Nick turn to each other for solace in the storm.
Why We’re Excited: The next installment in the bestselling Fatal Series, we can’t wait to see where this politically tinged romance and mystery will lead.
10/20: Broken Shadows by Kathleen Brooks
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Trent Faulkner was happy working with his hands to build custom furniture. Love wasn’t even on his radar. Then one client broke down his barriers, only to turn him away. Trent made a resolution to forget about her, but that was hard to do when she was everywhere he looked, including in his heart. Skye Jessamine might be America’s newest sweetheart, but she’s really just a small town girl confined by the spotlight. Though she broke his heart, Skye can think of only one man to put her trust in when her life is in danger. They say love is worth fighting for and now Trent will need to do just that. But are they prepared for what comes when those bright lights hit Shadows Landing?
Why We’re Excited: Heading back to Shadow’s Landing we know to expect equal parts passion and thrills. We know we’ll be hooked right away as another chapter in this small southern town unfolds with unyielding suspense.
10/20: Gilded Girls by Pamela M. Kelley
Twenty-five-year-old Eliza Chapman is a lady’s maid in a stately English mansion when the story begins. Upon the death of her mother, she learns the truth about who her father and is invited to stay with Ward Redfield at his sprawling mansion on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. But his two daughters, Meredith and Katherine, are less than welcoming. Eliza is a fish out of water, and tries her best to fit into a world she has only known through a servant’s eyes. But when someone is found dead in the mansion, the police turn their sights on the last person to see the dead man alive… Eliza. Now, Eliza must find a way to clear her name and discover the truth hidden in the gilded halls.
Why We’re Excited: With an upstairs/downstairs romance and mystery, we can’t wait to get swept away in this story set in the genteel past.
10/22: Range of Light by Scott Neuffer
One bright morning in the summer of 2011, three strangers fortuitously meet at the start of Yosemite’s famed Mist Trail. Each hiker is seeking something as they explore the Mist Trail, but by the end of the climb, two of them will be dead. At it’s heart, this literary work of fiction captures and reveals the complex, unraveling lives of three strangers in one of America’s most iconic natural settings. Beneath the thundering falls of Yosemite, these disparate lives crash together in a dramatic climax, revealing both the worst and the best aspects of the human heart.
Why We’re Excited: An exploration of the human condition, we look forward to pulling back the curtain and reflecting with these characters in haunting realism.