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The Best Man

Annabelle Costa - 2017
     She’s sick of being the only single girl in a group of married couples. She’s sick of people patting her hand at weddings and assuring her that “you’ll be next.” She’s sick of having to stand up and catch that stupid bouquet. So when Kirby’s long distance boyfriend Ted pops the question, her answer is an eager “YES.” Then Kirby meets Ted’s best man, John. John is obnoxious, he’s opinionated, and he uses his disability as an excuse to keep everyone at arm’s length. But as the wedding planning proceeds, Kirby gets to know John better and realizes she’s never met any guy she’s connected with more—not in her entire life. What do you do about your wedding when you’re falling in love with the best man?

Jayden's Faith

Emma Daniels - 2011
    After spiking Faith’s drink, the teenagers leave her naked in Jayden’s bed for him to find. All Faith has are disjointed memories of finding herself in the arms of a handsome man who might have done a whole manner of sordid things to her.Seven years later Faith still doesn’t know exactly what happened that night, so when Jayden shows up at her office asking her to find him a secretary for his company, she decides to exact her revenge.But Jayden has different memories of that night, the night he found the woman of his dreams in his bed.Revenge doesn't taste so sweet when Faith discovers Jayden is nothing like all the other men who have let her down in the past.


Amanda Lanclos - 2014
    For me, it will be forever changed. My name is PFC Jameson Carter, and I am a United States Marine, or I was until a bomb detonated and took half of me with it. The only thing that kept me alive was the woman I had waiting for me back at home. How do you go from being a complete person to being half of something? How can I be anything more than half of what I used to be? How do I survive when the one person I counted on and lived for, leaves? For Samantha Blalock life is easy. She helps repair people like me, people who lose limbs. I’ve known Samantha for a long time. I can see she isn’t the same though; she’s changed. She’s hiding something. She's always there to help others but will she accept help herself? Can we help each other through these trying times in our lives? Or does the fact remain that we are both irreparable?

Between You and Me

Lynn Turner - 2017
    Twenty years later, his smart devices are about to redefine what it means to be disabled. Emanuela makes dreams come true for a living, but still longs to fulfill her own. Despite Finn’s stunning secret, she thinks his idea might be worth the risk…and he’s determined to show her that he is, too.**This is a fluffy, feel-good story. Low-angst. If that's not your jam, don't make toast! MUAH!**

Sound of Silence

Elizabeth Miller - 2017
    Holding his best friend as he bled out in the Afghanistan desert, Caden became bound by Justin’s desperate plea to care for his fiancée, and to love the son he’d never know. Battling a barrage of memories and with a head full of noise, Caden travels cross country in his beat up Chevy to make good on his promise.One knock on Piper Stevens’ door and he knows she isn’t broken. Pregnant and mourning the only man she’d ever loved, Piper wields her anger as a sword, slashing into Caden’s grief and his heart. As Caden works to silence his demons, he finds a new mission, one far away from the heat and depravity that clawed its way into his soul. He demands into Piper’s life, intent on helping her pick up the pieces. But even as the tentative fingers of a burgeoning friendship spread into something far deeper than either believed possible, duty calls for Caden to return to the battlefield. Fate brought them together, will war tear them apart? Or, will Caden reclaim the sounds of silence and remain with the woman who taught him love didn’t die in the desert?

Atlas & Addie: Rojo, TX Book 2

Cee Bowerman - 2021
    It’s time to make a change, and he’s more than ready to do that just as soon as he’s finished with that one last thing on the screen in front of him. Addie has uprooted her life to move to Texas, and even worse, she uprooted her brother’s life right along with hers. Dealing with the change of address, the change of routine, and a new job, Addie needs to hang on for this roller coaster she just stepped onto. A chance meeting on the grass outside her brother’s new apartment introduces her to something she never expected: a wild ride full of laughter and love, family and friends, and just a little bit of danger and intrigue. Join Atlas and Addie along with quite a few of the Texas Kings and the Texas Knights as they navigate through the mine field that is dating and maybe even find love.

Blind With Love

Becca Jameson - 2011
    She has reluctantly agreed to a blind date with her best friend's brother, literally blind! The timing couldn't be worse, however. She is leaving town in just days to face a difficult medical decision. A secret she has shared with no one but her boss.Chase Edwards has been blind since the age of eight. He is currently waiting on a cornea transplant. He has wanted his sister, Margo, to set him up with her friend Kristen for quite some time, and he is far from disappointed.The two experience instant chemistry and spend a glorious evening together. In a whirlwind twist of fate, Chase gets the long awaited call in the middle of the night that corneas are available and Kristen rushes him to the hospital, only to disappear without a trace during his surgery.Baffled by her departure, Margo instigates a search for Kristen while Chase recovers from his transplant. But will her detective skills prove to be enough? The unexpected ending will twist the heartstrings.

When Love Breaks

Kate Squires - 2016
    After a simple, chance encounter, the two embark on a journey that will change both their lives forever.With good intentions and a heart of gold, Elora has aspirations of being a nurse. But, when she’s hired to take care of Logan, a double amputee, she’s instantly put off by his grouchy demeanor and bad attitude. She’s not sure if taking this job was the right move, or the worst decision of her life.Logan, who was recently released from the hospital, has no intention of letting anyone take care of him. He’s sure there’s nothing that could change his hopeless situation, so he resigns himself to his fate. When he meets Elora, instant friction begins, but soon, he realizes there's something different about her. Try as he might to behave himself, he finds that his negative attitude upsets her frequently—and to his surprise, it bothers him.As time moves on, the two become more acquainted, and strong feelings begin to grow, but a road block threatens to derail any relationship that might develop. Just when they think they’ve found a way around it, their lives take a turn for the worse, and they're both faced with a gut wrenching decision which has the potential to tear them apart.Can she save this lost soul? Can he get over the past enough to see she’s the one? Can they work through the worst problem they’ve ever known, or will the strain be too much?

Somebody to Love

Sheryl Browne - 2012
    At times you will weep.Dumped by her husband for a blindingly blonde twig, single mum Donna is getting on with her life, albeit not very confidently. In her dreams, she’ll meet a drop dead delicious hero who will love her and her three-legged dog without question. Alas, in reality, they don’t exist. Dashing policeman Mark does what men do: hides his hurt well. Mark has a lot riding on any sort of relationship he might enter into. He has a special needs son. But should he tell Donna, the quirky, sassy, caring woman he’s fallen in love with? Or will he scare her away?Could Mark be the hunk Donna needs? Could Donna be the rock Mark can lean on? If they look hard enough, can they find Somebody to Love?“Fabulous, funny, heart-breaking. If you are a fan of Jill Mansell you will love SOMEBODY TO LOVE!” – Brook Cottage Books“I was blown away by Sheryl’s beautiful writing.” – Reviewed The Book. “Somebody to Love is a fearless and humorous spin on a topic that everyone can identify with.” – Cosmochicklitan

Absolution (Absolution #1)

Amanda Dick - 2013
    Four years ago, while driving girlfriend Ally and best friend Callum home from a concert, they were involved in a horrific car crash. Ally’s life would never be the same and, consumed by guilt, Jack ran. He’s been running ever since.Moving from town to town, job to job, he found himself doing things he never thought himself capable of. Living in the shadows, he’d rather spend the rest of his life alone than go home and face everyone he left behind. Until the night he receives a phone call that forces his hand. With a recent history he’s anxious to keep hidden and a desperate need to somehow make amends, his homecoming will be anything but easy. Does he even deserve a second chance?Absolution is the first in a series of stand-alone novels in the Absolution series by Amanda Dick. It is contemporary romance at its most confronting - raw, honest and compelling.

Until the Stars Fall from the Sky

Mary Crawford - 2014
    But his legendary focus changes when a woman rescues a little boy while Jeff is lifeguarding.This most interesting, captivating, complex woman tempts him beyond belief. And she comes with two of the most adorable “strings” he’s ever met. When faced with that combo, he’s tempted to throw caution to the wind.Kiera Ashley, a former para-Olympian swimmer, turned social worker never expected to encounter the man of her dreams in the middle of a lake. Their first meeting was awkward. When they start dating, he claims it’s love at first sight. As much as Kiera would love to believe in fairytales, they just don’t happen to her.But meeting Jeff isn’t like diving into the deep. That she can handle. But when he struggles with the effects of his childhood trauma, she wades in. Can she overcome her own insecurities and commit to going all-in?When a crisis hits home, the two of them struggle to stand together until the stars fall from the sky. If you love fiery heroines and unlikely heroes, you’ll love Until the Stars Fall from the Sky. This clean and wholesome romance with a healthy dash of family will keep you on the edge of your seat. Until the Stars Fall from the Sky is the first novel in the Hidden Beauty Series. It can be read as a standalone.

Blind Faith

Ellie Danes - 2018
    But money can’t buy everything, including his sight. After having lost it fifteen years ago, Brenden has learned to work on instinct, his gut and his other senses. He’s given up trusting his girlfriend and best friend, but when Faith Fleming walks into his life he learns that happiness, love and trust can be about everything you don’t see first-hand. Faith Fleming is the girl next door and she likes it that way. Her life is simple, double shifts at the coffee shop, night school and staying away from men, for good reason. Secrets she’d like to forget. But when the blind billionaire shows up at her coffee shop three days in a row she begins to rethink her life and whether some secrets aren’t worth keeping hidden. Blind Faith is a hot and steamy romance with a feel-good romance story that will have you rethinking what you really love about romance books. This is a full-length novel with a HEA and no cheating.

Cocky Doc

Samantha Lind - 2020
    literally. He was every woman’s fantasy, the Adonis in a white coat was charming, not to mention brilliant.Dr. Andrew “Drew” Montgomery was quite the catch, not the usual type of guy who I’d expect to fall for a woman like me. The first man who saw past my wheelchair, Drew was also the first man I could see myself settling down with. We started dating, and everything seemed fine, but something was holding him back, Drew was married to his job and he carried the weight of his namesake. A name I wasn’t sure I could live up to. I meant to keep my guard up, but it was no use. I was in over my head the moment his gorgeous blue eyes thoroughly examined me. I knew my body was in good hands, but could I trust my heart with the cocky doctor?

Building Bridges

Lia Fairchild - 2020
     Dealing with his rowdy siblings and cousins proves to be almost as treacherous as the battlefields he left behind. And though he’s committed to making it work, he soon finds he’s in over his head. Until someone from Logan’s past, steps in to help. Mollie has always been independent, but finds herself growing attached to the family, including Logan, and discovering there’s more to life than working and solitude. Logan and Mollie quickly form a strong bond, and when attraction brings them closer, they agree getting involved wouldn’t be good for the children. But when they both struggle to keep the blurry line of friendship between them, Mollie won’t take that step unless Logan can open up and face his painful past. * * * Bridges Brothers series follows four brothers as they attempt to navigate life and love after a tragic family loss. Each book can be read as a standalone but is more enjoyable read in order.

How To Love A Princess

Claire Robyns - 2012
    But duty calls Catherine to sacrifice that love. Now, years later, she must be strong once more. Can she ignore the whisperings of her heart and stand firm in her convictions? Trusting in Nicolas, loving him, is a risk she dare not take.When Nicolas sees Catherine again, he thinks he's looking at a ghost. Either that, or he has been cruelly deceived. Haunted love turns to hate. But even as he determines to remain unforgiving, his heart refuses to forget.