✭ NBJ TOP RECOMMENDATION | HISTORICAL ROMANCE
Bookish suffragist Catriona Campbell is busy: An ailing property, tutorial author’s block, a tense time for England’s girls’s rights marketing campaign—the very last thing she wants is to be caught taking part in host to her father’s distractingly engaging younger colleague.
Deeply introverted Catriona lives for her work at Oxford and her combat for ladies’s suffrage. She desires of romance, too, however since all her makes an attempt at love have ended badly, she now retains her wishes firmly locked inside her head—till she climbs out of a Scottish loch after a great swim and finds herself fairly uncovered to her new colleague.
Elias Khoury has wheedled his means into Professor Campbell’s circle below false pretenses: he didn’t come to Oxford to categorise historical artefacts, he’s decided to take them again to his homeland within the Middle East. Winning Catriona’s favor could possibly be the important thing to his success. Unfortunately, seducing the coolly intense woman scholar shortly turns into a mission in itself and his well-laid plans are in peril of derailing…
Forced into shut proximity in Oxford’s hallowed halls, two very totally different folks must face the truth that they may simply be an ideal match. Soon, a dangerous new recreation begins that asks Catriona another time to place her coronary heart and wildest desires at stake.
This is the fourth and remaining guide within the A League of Extraordinary Women sequence of standalone novels with interconnected characters.
✭ NBJ TOP RECOMMENDATION | ENEMIES TO LOVERS + NO STRINGS ATTACHED + ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
He’s a disgraced actor. She’s the daughter of Hollywood royalty. Both are hiding within the Scottish Highlands, however regardless of their antagonistic attraction, they’ll’t appear to cover from one another…
North Hunter has labored onerous to step out of the shadows of his orphaned upbringing into the limelight of Hollywood. He by no means imagined a darkish second from his childhood returning to destroy every thing he’d constructed. Devastated, he finds consolation within the isolation of an unique members-only membership within the Scottish Highlands, even when the membership comes with a prickly property supervisor who units his blood on hearth.
As the eldest daughter of a Hollywood legend, Aria Howard has realized the onerous means that individuals will use her to get to her father. When her final relationship ended badly, Aria fled to Scotland. Running Ardnoch Estate gives distance from a life that has by no means match comfortably. But when defamed Scottish actor North Hunter disrupts her sanctuary, Aria is on the protection. The cocky actor is the very last thing she wants, and regardless of their searing attraction, Aria is decided to dislike him.
But one evening of drunken compelled proximity with North leads Aria to share insecurities seeded by her horrible ex. When North gives to show her ex mistaken by taking Aria to his mattress for a no-strings distraction, they start an affair neither anticipated. However, their fiery liaison results in a deep emotional connection that unsettles them each, and North should break down greater than Aria’s belief points in the event that they’re ever to have a future collectively. He’ll want to guard her from a previous that simply doesn’t need to keep buried… or lose one thing much more important to his existence than his profession.
This is a standalone novel in The Highlands sequence, a spin-off from the Adair Family series.
Series really useful studying order: Beyond the Thistles | Among the Heather | Through the Glen (Feb 2024) | Skies Over Caledonia (May 2024) | Northern Twilight (Aug 2024)
MARRIAGE OF CONVENIENCE + GRUMPY/SUNSHINE + SPORTS ROMANCE
On a traditional day, Emmaline Darling isn’t a automotive thief. She’s only a easy woman who runs a bookstore and adores cats. But when she’s stranded within the desert and must get away from her harmful ex-boyfriend, she picks her solely choice: swiping the keys to a well-known soccer participant’s Lamborghini and rushing away.
Football star Graham Harlan is in chaos. First he took a success on the sphere that left him with a near-death expertise, and now he’s promised his brother he’ll get married to safe the household inheritance. Trouble is he isn’t even seeing anybody.
Then a thriller girl steals his automotive. With his traditional stubbornness, he tracks her all the way in which to Manhattan and provides her an ultimatum: marry me or I’ll press costs.
Her alternative is clear, solely neither of them anticipate the sparks that ignite between them.
As the tip of their association looms, will Graham take an opportunity on love or let his darling stroll away perpetually?
I by accident grabbed the mistaken drink on the espresso store. On the upside, the recent man it belonged to chased me all the way down to kindly swap with me. On the down facet, the explanation I grabbed the mistaken drink within the first place is as a result of the recent man had simply caught me testing his ass…units.
In my protection, his rear view is fairly magnificent.
In true, humiliating kind, I word-vomited a bunch of horrible nonsense. Including an pointless rationalization of the trauma I’d evaded due to his chasing me down. Nothing might break my lactose-intolerant day quicker than my one true nemesis: dairy.
I didn’t anticipate him to ask me out on a date after that.
I additionally didn’t anticipate the date to go properly since my tendency to truth-vomit is excessive, and never everybody finds that high quality endearing.
But apparently he does. Because he asks me out once more.
And once more.
Sidney Butterson (sure, it’s a bizarre final identify) ticks all my containers.
He’s sensible, he’s humorous, he’s employed and he’s ridiculously sizzling.
There’s one catch.
We’re each single mother and father. With teenagers.
And if our youngsters don’t like one another?
Well, we’re doomed.
This is a standalone novella within the Pucked sequence—the untold story of Skye and Sidney, and the origin story the place Vi (Pucked; Forever Pucked) and Miller (Pucked Up) are teenagers when their mother and father begin relationship and fall in love.
ENEMIES TO LOVERS + MISTAKEN IDENTITY + MOTORCYCLE CLUB ROMANCE
As the daughter of a Los Reyes bike membership vp and an murderer, I perceive the dangers of this life.
Yet the membership gained’t inform me why my father went on a experience to New Jersey and by no means got here dwelling.
So the Iron Outlaw I simply kidnapped and tied to a chair goes to inform me as a substitute.
Except nothing I do to this man scares him. His power and braveness match my very own.
But it is a battle solely one in all us can win.
Catalina needs solutions I can’t give her, however I’m intrigued by this girl.
Because I buried each Los Reyes membership member that day, and her father wasn’t one in all them.
I would like to remain alive lengthy sufficient for my membership to search out me.
But the extra time I spend with Catalina, the extra I need to assist this leather-clad murderer who challenges my view that I’m higher off alone.
Even if serving to her preserve her vows of revenge might kill us each.
This is a standalone novel within the Iron Outlaws MC sequence.
SINGLE DAD + SMALL TOWN
What occurred to my life? One minute I’m only a single dad and hearth chief. The subsequent, I’m Mr. January.
That’s proper, Georgia from Georgia’s been employed to arrange the annual fundraiser. The former pageant queen’s not glad with a chili dinner. No. She got here up with the loopy concept of a firefighter calendar. With puppies and kittens.
The division’s gone loopy over the concept. And her.
So has my six-year previous as a result of he thinks she’s proven as much as be his new mother. For that to occur, she needs to be mine. Oh, I would like her. She’s beautiful. Sassy. Smart. But Georgia is barely right here for a job and the one factor worse than you getting your coronary heart damaged? Is her breaking your child’s.
This is a standalone novel within the On A Manhunt sequence.
Eight years in the past, he fell in love with a stranger he couldn’t have—at this time, she’s again in his life and the sparks between them threaten to set her profession on hearth.
Pearl Harris has realized the onerous option to watch out in work and in love. She has the possibility to make lasting change at OurCode—a nonprofit geared toward inspiring excessive schoolers to code—however a current scandal places its fame in danger. Further complicating issues, Pearl didn’t anticipate the one man she by no means stopped eager about to hitch as the most recent member of her board of administrators.
Cord Matthews fell for Pearl after they met in an elevator eight years in the past. She’s simply his sort: sensible, succesful, and makes him snort, however when she broke his coronary heart, he determined love wasn’t for him. When they reconnect after years with no contact, Cord is tempted to think about breaking his ban on critical relationships. But going public with a romance between them may derail Pearl’s profession and the progress she’s made at OurCode.
While Pearl and Cord are each hesitant to belief their emotions and take a threat, it quickly turns into not possible to maintain ignoring the electrical energy between them. Cord is a talented programmer, however a office romance may spell catastrophe for each of them–and love isn’t simply debugged.
This is a standalone novel.
UNREQUITED LOVE + SMALL TOWN
Vera Gallagher is chasing fixed. For 4 years, her life was something however regular. And the years earlier than that she refuses to even bear in mind. Dwelling on the previous solely hurts. Life is fragile, a lesson her mom taught her properly. She’s decided to not waste a second of her newfound freedom.
Maybe some would take into account her crush on Mateo Eden wasted time. Maybe some would name her a idiot for loving a person who hasn’t as soon as dropped a crumb of curiosity her means. Still, to Vera, it’s Mateo or nothing.
He’s good-looking. Charming. Witty. And he loves his household the way in which Vera loves—together with her complete coronary heart.
Maybe he’ll by no means discover her. Maybe she’s too broken, too damaged, to search out that ordinary life she craves. Maybe her secrets and techniques will all the time preserve them aside. But Vera will love him anyway. Whether Mateo realizes it or not.
This is the sixth guide in The Edens sequence of standalone novels with interconnected characters.
Series really useful studying order: Christmas in Quincy (prequel novella) | Indigo Ridge | Juniper Hill | Garnet Flats | Jasper Vale | The Edens (short story) | Crimson River | Sable Peak
SECOND CHANCES + FAKE DATING
Always a bridesmaid, by no means a bride—and that’s the way in which I prefer it.
I could also be anti-marriage, however I’m nonetheless pro-romance. Case in level? That horny curmudgeon I met final yr throughout my cousin’s tropical bachelorette getaway.
That grump was Dorian, the groom’s previous faculty roommate, there for the bachelor celebration. I couldn’t get sufficient of his messy brown hair and lovely turquoise eyes. We related on a deep degree—emotionally and bodily.
But the timing wasn’t proper. So we made a pact to reconnect in two years. Now I’m beginning a brand new “job.” It’ll take a whole lot of work and pays very well—I’m speaking seven figures right here. All I’ve to do is fake to be my boss’s new fiancée…and spend eight weeks along with his household on their non-public island. How onerous might or not it’s?
Turns out, a lot more durable than I believed. Because the person I’m pretending to like? He’s Dorian’s brother, and now all bets are off…
This is a standalone novel.
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