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Loud Awake and Lost


Adele Griffin - 2013
    Ember knows at least that much. She was driving. The car was totaled. Eight months later, Ember feels broken. She can’t even remember the six weeks of her life leading up to the accident. Where was she going? Who was she with? And what happened during those six weeks that her friends and family won’t talk about?   In the wake of her critically praised young adult psychological thrillers, Tighter and All You Never Wanted, National Book Award finalist Adele Griffin has created another triumph in this unflinching story of loss and recovery that Booklist called “exquisite” in a starred review.

Obsessed


Jolie Vines - 2021
    She might just need saving.LochieFor too long, I've been alone. Just me and my daughter. Keeping her safe is everything, so taking a job in the remote Scottish Highlands suits us fine.I shouldn't need anything more.Yet I'm beyond distracted by a lass.Smart, beautiful, and living right next door, Cait McRae makes it clear she's not interested. Every sly glance tells another story.It's all I can do not to throw her over my shoulder and take her home.Cait might claim she only wants to explore the physical, but I know she's wrong.She's mine.If the people pursuing us both don't destroy what we've found.CaitI always knew I was different. No one ever caught my eye.Until a huge, scowling man moves in next door. He's the new head of the mountain rescue service, and a single dad to a sweet little girl.Turns out, I'm a late bloomer, as all I can think about is Lochie.But someone else wants me.A series of strange events point to one conclusion. I have a stalker, and the danger I'm in is only just starting.--The Wild Mountain Scots series follows on from the Wild Scots series with more of your favourite McRaes. Meet the brooding, tough, protective men of the mountain rescue and the beautiful women who tame their hearts.

Sleight of Hand


Kate Kelly - 2011
    Not anymore. Suddenly suspected of stealing half a million dollars of original paintings, Chance can't afford to have the FBI delve too closely into his covert past. When one agent in particular endeavors to put him behind bars, Chance coerces the real thief's daughter, Sarah O'Sullivan, into helping him flush her wily father out of hiding. Both want him found. Sarah, to warn her father of Chance's intent to turn him over to the FBI. Chance, to hopefully catch the thief red-handed. To succeed in capturing the thief Chance must keep Sarah close to him. But his plan quickly deteriorates when the stakes for his freedom soar. How can he ruthlessly use the woman with whom he's falling in love?Sarah O'Sullivan is also looking for her father, but for different reasons. With her best friend getting married, Sarah realizes she's alone in the world and needs her family. That would be her father, who has been absent most of her boarding-school life. When Chance arrives in New York to inform her he's going after her father, Sarah follows him to Canada, hoping to warn him before Chance or the FBI find him. But living in close proximity with Chance, Sarah soon starts falling in love with him. She struggles with her divided loyalties as the FBI and the local police close in for an arrest. Someone has to be arrested for the theft. Chance or her father?

One Tiny Secret


T.A. Kunz - 2013
    She’s made a habit of staying under the radar by being a floater among social circles at school, which has kept her out of trouble—until now.After a missing persons case stirs up the entire town, Dani finds herself caught right in the middle of the scandal. When she’s labeled a possible suspect, things quickly go from bad to worse. The sudden return of her old flame, Parker Reed, manages to make her whole situation even more complicated. When an elusive unknown person begins to blackmail Dani by threatening to reveal her deepest secrets, Dani refuses to play along. That is, until the person’s actions take a violent turn. Holden Ridge begins to lose its sense of quaint town security, and Dani is caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse.Who can she trust when anyone around her could be a suspect? One thing’s for certain though: Never underestimate the power of one tiny secret.**Mature Content Warning** Recommended for 17+ due to language, violence, and sexual content.

First Light


Samantha Summers - 2012
    Sixteen teenage boys on the run. An innocent young girl caught in the middle. When Ronnie Rose meets the handsome and alluring Kalen Smith, she can tell there's something he's hiding - something dangerous. But in trying to uncover his secret, Ronnie is plunged into a terrifying world she isn't prepared for... and the consequences could be deadly. Can we choose who we fall in love with?

All the Broken Pieces


Cindi Madsen - 2012
    Nothing, not even her reflection, seems familiar. As she stumbles through her junior year, the voices get louder, insisting she please the popular group while simultaneously despising them. But when Liv starts hanging around with Spencer, whose own mysterious past also has him on the fringe, life feels complete for the first time in, well, as long as she can remember.Liv knows the details of the car accident that put her in the coma, but as the voices invade her dreams, and her dreams start feeling like memories, she and Spencer seek out answers. Yet the deeper they dig, the less things make sense. Can Liv rebuild the pieces of her broken past, when it means questioning not just who she is, but what she is?

Rules of Survival


Jus Accardo - 2014
    She's been on the run for almost a year now, avoiding not only the police but the real killer. Tired of running and desperate to clear her name, she breaks one of the most sacred rules: never return to the scene of the crime. Every bounty hunter on the Eastern Seaboard is after the Morgan girl—but Shaun Denver and his partner snagged her. She's a piece of work, and Shaun can't decide if he wants to kiss her or kill her. When things take a sharp turn south, Shaun does the only thing he can think of to keep her close—he handcuffs them together.As the danger mounts and the killer closes in, the chemistry between them threatens to explode. Shaun and Kayla will need to break all the rules if they hope to get out of this alive.

Ice


Stephanie Rowe - 2009
    The last thing Cort wants is a woman who reminds of what he's lost, but that's exactly what he gets when a sexy accountant from Seattle climbs into his cockpit with a deadly stalker on her tail.After a tragic climbing accident, Kaylie Fletcher fled Alaska and the life she once knew, with no plans to return. But when her family mysteriously disappears on Mt. Denali, she must brave decades-old trauma and come home to find them before it's too late. The only person who can help her is a dangerously sexy bush pilot who is everything she doesn't want…and everything she burns for.When the rescue mission turns into a cat and mouse game in the wilds of Alaska, Kaylie and Cort are in a deadly race with a madman who is always one step ahead of them. To survive, they must learn to trust each other, and open their hearts to the hope and love they both abandoned so long ago.

Behind the Veil


Kathryn Nolan - 2019
    The former cop with a checkered past has made a career of recovering stolen rare books with her private detective firm. She’s level-headed, smart, cool under pressure… and entirely unprepared for her new assignment. When a centuries-old book worth an astronomical fortune disappears from Philadelphia’s Franklin Museum, Delilah is paired up with Henry Finch, a brilliant rare book librarian and celebrated academic. Their orders: Go undercover as a married couple and recover the book by whatever means necessary. Henry can speak four languages and wear a suit like he was born in Armani. But he’s never squared off against criminals. Never operated in this underground society of glamour and greed. And he’s certainly never pretended to be married to a woman who both dazzles and distrusts him. Delilah’s keen instincts are her greatest gift, but her growing attraction to the sexy librarian is messing with her head. Every feigned caress, every for-the-audience kiss only heightens the seduction, building a fire that refuses to extinguish. As the danger intensifies, so does the temptation to let their fake desire become real. With a priceless artifact at stake, can this undercover couple learn to trust each other…before it’s too late? Author’s Note: If fake marriage, closet sex, secret passages, guns and garter belts, high-society galas, mysterious code words, and danger pushes your pleasure buttons Behind the Veil is for you!

Running on Empty


Colette Ballard - 2013
    When River’s closest girlfriends come to her aid, they make a hasty decision to not only help her, but leave their own troubled lives behind and join in her escape. The girls manage to elude police for months, but with every near-miss, River’s life spirals further out of control, until she finally hits rock bottom. Realizing she must stop endangering her friends and find evidence proving she acted in self-defense, the girls decide to make a risky move. River must face her ugly past and the one person she was protecting the night her world caved in, the guy she has loved for as long as she can remember.

Unwritten Rules


Alison Henderson - 2013
    Her bodyguard agency is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, her grandmother keeps hatching plots to marry her off, and someone is trying to kill her latest client. All she wants is to safely escort thriller writer and former CIA agent Carter Devlin on his cross country book tour and collect her check, but two obstacles stand in her way: a shadowy assailant and her growing attraction to her dashing client.Carter Devlin has agreed to accept the beautiful and determined Ms. Li as a bodyguard primarily to appease his publisher. After all, who would want to kill a beat-up, retired ex-spy on a book tour? But when the attacks turn deadly, he soon learns there’s more to Madelyn than a pretty face and tempting body. Will the spark become a flame before a killer snuffs it out?

The Eyewitness


Nancy C. Weeks - 2017
    He is off limits. A sexual dance between her and Alec fractures Emersyn’s close relationship with her father just moments before a sniper’s bullet rips Joe D’Azzo from her life.The forensic report ties the fatal bullet to an ongoing spree of sniper killings across the state. Her father's murder wasn’t a random act of violence, and Emersyn can't stay clear of his case. Alec could help her find the true motive, but while he makes her heart race, history taught her a hard lesson. She can’t trust him. She can't trust anyone.Thrown together, they uncover a decades-old disappearance of a college student, and Joe D'Azzo was a person of interest. The investigation takes a deadly twist. Can they learn to trust each other with their hearts to save their lives?

In Another Life


C.C. Hunter - 2019
    Now, fourteen years later, her loving parents’ marriage has fallen apart and her mom has moved them to Joyful, Texas. Starting twelfth grade as the new kid at school, everything Chloe loved about her life is gone. And feelings of déjà vu from her early childhood start haunting her.When Chloe meets Cash Colton she feels drawn to him, as though they're kindred spirits. Until Cash tells her the real reason he sought her out: Chloe looks exactly like the daughter his foster parents lost years ago, and he’s determined to figure out the truth.As Chloe and Cash delve deeper into her adoption, the more things don’t add up, and the more strange things start happening. Why is Chloe’s adoption a secret that people would kill for?

Deepfake


Sarah Darer Littman - 2020
    They are the rulers of Greenpoint High's geekdom, overachieving in every way, and it's an intense competition to see who will be valedictorian. One the entire school is invested in. That is, until Rumor Has It, the anonymous gossip site, posts a video of Dara accusing Will of paying someone to take the SAT for him.When the video goes viral, suddenly Will's being investigated, and everyone's wondering how he pulled off cheating on the SAT. But Dara swears that she didn't say any of those things, which seems a little hard to believe since it's her in the video.Did Will cheat?Is it Dara saying he did?Who's lying, and who's telling the truth?The answer is more shocking than anyone realizes ...

Pitch Black


Susan Crandall - 2008
    Madison and her fourteen-year-old adopted son, Ethan, take refuge in Buckeye, a small town in eastern Tennessee where her father had grown up. Despite the tranquility, Madison and Ethan feel like outsiders. But Gabe Wyatt, the local sheriff, is determined to welcome them to the town. He immediately falls for this beautiful journalist from the city. Madison resists Gabe's advances, but he's persistent and unlike anyone she's ever met before. As a romance develops between them, Madison becomes comfortable in the rural setting, and when Ethan becomes friends with Jordan, a fellow outsider at school, Buckeye begins to feel like home. But a tragic death changes everything for them. When Jordan's father is murdered during a weekend camping trip, Ethan becomes the prime suspect. Gabe's investigation of the murder causes a rift in his relationship with Madison. As small town gossip builds a damaging case against Ethan, Madison races to discover the truth. Heartbroken and lost, she struggles to find anyone who will believe in her and Ethan, despite their past.