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Silent Truths


Susan Lewis - 2001
    Secrets can be deadly...When journalist Laurie Forbes turns up on Beth Ashby's doorstep, minutes after Beth's husband, political high-flier Colin Ashby, has been arrested for murder, neither can even begin to guess the shocking repercussions that have just been triggered in both their lives.Beth attempts to escape from her shattered life by throwing herself into the kind of reckless high-living that seems destined for disaster, while Laurie finds herself being threatened, terrorised and even taken prisoner for what she knows.As the dangerous truth draws closer, Laurie realises that if she is to save Beth from those already preparing to destroy her, she must put her trust in hated rival journalist Elliot Russell and face up to a ghost from the past.Silent Truths takes us on a compelling journey along the dark, decadent halls of power, to the glittering shores of seduction and intrigue, and finally to the terrifying truths behind the silence.

Unleash Me: Complete Boxed Set (Vols. 1-3, Unleash Me Series)


Christina Ross - 2014
    From the author of the #1 international best-selling ANNIHILATE ME series! This boxed set has 150,000 words. Each volume was a #1 best-seller. Description: Take one person. One life. And destroy it completely. Best-selling author Lisa Ward is that person—and right now? Her life is on the line. The questions is who is after her? Her ex-boyfriend, who is a homeless drunk addicted to meth? Her editor, whose altercation with Lisa sends him to the bitter edges of revenge? Or because of Lisa’s rising fame—and all the pitfalls that come with fame—could it be somebody else entirely? As the pressures mount and as the threats escalate, Lisa’s boyfriend, Tank—a former SEAL—quickly rises up to protect her. Their bond becomes stronger than ever, their unwavering love for each other the one thing that Lisa believes might get her through the ongoing threats against her life. But is even Tank enough to help her survive this? After all, the person who wants her dead is as bright as he is cunning, and he’s not above killing the love of Lisa’s life should he get in the way. As the twists turn and Lisa’s world darkens, her life is thrown off balance in ways that send her into a fiery whirlwind of the unknown. Will she survive? Will Tank survive? Or will one of them die so the other can live? In “Unleash Me,” clichés are tossed aside in an effort to leave readers breathless--and, in the end, speechless.

The Man I Loved Before


Anna Mansell - 2020
    All the secrets she kept from him – from the little lies she’d sometimes tell about how new those shoes really were, or how many glasses of wine she’d had that evening… right up to The Big Thing that happened on the night that changed everything. But she never expects he will actually see what she’s written. She is just writing because she thinks it will help to get the words out. Later, she resolves, she’ll burn the letter, and then the past will be in the past for good. Because Jem is doing fine now. She’s busy: working, spending time with her best friend, and looking after her mother, who’s in remission from cancer. She’s even dating again and has just met a guy who she thinks she could actually fall for. At long last, Jem is really, definitely somewhere close to happy. But her mum finds the letter and thinks she’s doing Jem a favour when she posts it to Ben. And Jem’s new, carefully rebuilt life begins to unravel in ways she could never have imagined. Then, when her mother gets ill again, she finds herself asking who has the key to her future. The man she’s falling in love with now? Or the man she loved before? A heartbreaking, beautifully honest novel that will stay with readers long after they finish it. Perfect for fans of Diane Chamberlain, Amanda Prowse, and Susan Lewis. Readers love Anna Mansell: ‘Wonderful… I found myself completely lost in this story. My heart ached, broke and re-healed itself again by the time I finished the book. My mind was totally blown by the amount of emotions I felt.’ Chells and Books, 5 stars ‘Oh, Anna Mansell, what have you done to me?!... Wow, what a storyline written from the heart… I don’t think that I would have been able to stop the tears from falling even if I tried… A thought-provoking, insanely beautiful and poignant read… I am jealous of every person who gets to read this book for the first time.’ The Writing Garnet ‘A beautiful touching story that pulled my heartstrings to the limit in every possible direction.’ B for Bookreview, 5 stars ‘This novel is an absolutely beautiful read and is full of insight, empathy and love… It totally enthralled me… Unmissable.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘I've rarely read such an honest novel. It seemed so personal. And, for me, that's what made it shine. Five beautiful stars!’ Shalini Boland, 5 stars ‘What a fabulous novel!!!… Oh my goodness [it] just tugged at my heartstrings!… Such a beautiful novel… Anna Mansell’s imagery, dialogue, and emotion in this novel is outstanding… Happy, funny, sad, regretful, and hopeful.’ Dandelions Inspired ‘This is a book that needs to be read… Hauntingly sad, this book will touch your very core.’ Laura Morningstar Reviews ‘Totally loved it! The intricate storyline, the beautiful settings and the fascinating yet flawed characters.

Fierce Cyborg (Bound by Her Book 4)


Nellie C. Lind - 2019
    Right? Why not create him? MedAct is the company that can make all your dreams come true! Just give them a call and let them create the perfect man for you. But remember, you can never give him up. It will kill him, literally. Jade Silva, the CEO of MedAct, the medical and scientific company that creates cyborgs, knows something fishy is going on behind her back. She doesn’t know what, but she suspects one of her own doctors is involved. Confronting the doctor might not be one of her brightest ideas, but she does it anyway, only to end up in the hands of the Fighters—the dangerous and damaged cyborgs who survived the deaths of their bound ones. Not only that, they want her to save Nightmare’s life, their leader, but also her enemy … and the love of her life.

Annabelle Archer Box Set


Laura Durham - 2018
    When it comes to solving murders, she always closes the case. 4 books. 800+ pages of wedding cozy mysteries that are dressed to kill. Annabelle Archer is D.C.’s premier wedding planner for happy couples and marital bliss… until a string of murders puts a bloody blemish on her otherwise spotless record. In all her years in the marriage business, she’s never confronted a wedding day disaster as daunting as her guest list’s climbing death rate. Armed with nothing but her impeccable taste and an eye for detail, she’s determined to take down any killer who dares to ruin her client’s big day. From socialite circles to catering kitchens to drag queen competitions, there’s no place Annabelle won’t go to bring the culprits to justice. With danger lurking behind every picture-perfect gazebo, Annabelle must catch the culprits or the next ceremony she’ll attend will be her own funeral.Annabelle Archer Wedding Planner Box Set contains three books and one novella from an award-winning cozy mystery series PLUS two never-before seen bonus epilogues. If you like lighthearted humor, eccentric characters, and a peek behind the veil of high-society wedding celebrations, then you’ll love Laura Durham’s bridal bonanza. Get Annabelle Archer Wedding Planner Box Set to uncork a series of fun whodunits today!

Noel's Puppy Power


KaLyn Cooper - 2017
    That might be why he hasn’t had a second date in over two years. He’s also been extremely busy with his kennel that has become the premier training facility, specializing in supplying dogs to veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Then again, there is this psychologist he can’t get out of his head, or his heart. Dr. Bailey Conrad would never allow the loss of half her right leg to an IED in Iraq to stop her. Every day at the VA hospital she sees patients who have lost so much more to the war effort. It’s her goal in life to help as many vets as possible to find a 'new normal', because she knows firsthand, it’s the internal scars that can be the most difficult to heal.

Magic In Dixie


Beth Albright - 2014
    And of all places to start digging them up—a funeral.” ~Vivi McFadden HeartFull Description: “I was born into a house full of secrets and bad behavior.”Rhonda Cartwright Bently is having the most important moment of her life. She has finally been asked to help cater the Governor’s ball at the Emmy Awards in LA— But before the big day she has to get home to Tuscaloosa, Alabama and bury her estranged father. What she discovers in the aftermath of the funeral turns her life upside down in a matter of seconds. A gift from her father from the grave—a dilapidated southern mansion with an old trunk full of family secrets, will transform Rhonda’s life in an instant and make her question everything she’s ever believed about her family and herself. And then there’s that list--the one she made about her dream man when she was just a teenager. Her perfect love may be right here under her nose, but for Rhonda this is one last complication she could do without. She intended to get home, bury Daddy, sell that dilapidated monstrosity and get back to LA, as fast as she could. But plans never quite work out just as we hope.Rhonda will have to call on her old BFF’s, Blake and Vivi, to help solve the family mystery. But what those original Sassy Belles finally create out of that pile of dust could change Rhonda’s life for good, make her Hollywood dreams fade to black, and maybe even help her uncover her heart right where she left it—in Dixie. But sometimes things aren’t as they seem. And people aren’t always who we think they are.Beth Albright is at her southern best with this new series of sexy romance, laugh out loud comedy, and edge-of-your-seat mystery—exactly what we have come to love in the Beth Albright brand! So grab your girlfriends and put on your seatbelts for this one-- an exciting, unpredictable joy ride though the Deep South that will keep you guessing until the final shocking pages.

A Perfect Home


Kate Glanville - 2012
    But when an interiors magazine sends a good-looking photographer to take pictures of Claire's perfect home, he makes her wonder if the house means more to William than she does. This is the beautifully observed and poignant love story of a woman who has to find out if home really is where the heart is.

Stealing Jason Wilde


Dee Ernst - 2016
    But if there’s anyplace she can relax and have a little fun, it’s Dune Road, where she and her closest girlfriends return for their annual getaway in the Hamptons. She knows it’s just what she needs to escape her empty nest (and empty bed).A chance encounter with a ruggedly handsome local promises Annie just that. But when one of her friends turns a simple flirtation with B-list movie star Jason Wilde into seduction—and Jason accidentally mixes a few drinks and his back-pain medicine—the ladies end up with a very high-profile houseguest. The media calls it a kidnapping, and before long, the FBI is on the hunt.Soon the ladies’ tame little trip has turned into the adventure of a lifetime. But will this case of mistaken misdoing sabotage Annie’s second chance at love, or will she have the confidence to take matters into her own hands to find her happily ever after?

Dream Big, Stella!


Ashley Farley - 2020
    At least, that’s what her parents have led her to believe. Imagine her surprise when she learns he’s none other than rock legend Billy Jameson, and that Billy has died and left Stella a historic inn on a sprawling farm in the mountains of Virginia. A city girl at heart, Stella can’t imagine living anywhere but New York. Her first inclination is to sell the property. But the terms of Billy’s will stipulate she manages the inn for three years before putting it on the market.Stella considers what’s really keeping her in New York. Her hotel management career is off to a rocky start; she's lost three jobs in less than a year. She's grown apart from her best friend, and her so-called boyfriend is only interested in late-night booty calls. Something is missing from Stella's life. On impulse, she hops on the next train headed to Virginia hoping to find happiness.When she sees the dilapidated state of the inn, Stella realizes she’s in over her head. But the more she learns about the fascinating Jameson family, the more she wants to know. Why did her mother keep Billy Jameson a secret? Were her biological parents in a relationship, or was she the result of a one-night stand? And why did her father wait until after his death to bring Stella to Virginia?On her journey to discover answers, Stella learns to have faith in herself and take a chance on love. Join an unforgettable cast of characters in the first installment of the Hope Springs Series.

Controversy


Adrianne Byrd - 2006
    But she's no murderer either, even if she did joke with her sisters about killing her ex-husband, Phil, after their nasty divorce. How was she to know that someone really wanted Phil dead—or that she would become the prime suspect? It doesn't help that the investigating detective is so distractingly gorgeous that Michael can hardly think straight.…Michael is sexy, smart and a little bit wild— everything Detective Kyson Dekker loves in a woman. True, there is that tiny problem of her being the prime suspect in a homicide, and the fact that Kyson is torn between seducing her and getting her to confess. But if she's being framed, Michael needs protection—and Kyson is ready to prove he's the man for the job, in every way.…

Insiders


J. Minter - 2004
    Jonathan is the leader of the pack-but what will happen if the pack falls apart? Arno's way with the girls makes you wonder, can boys be sluts? David is known as the nice guy, but will he stay that way? Mickey is always in trouble, and Patch is just MIA. They've got rich parents, go to top schools, and have hip friends. With so many parties to go to, colleges to impress, girls to win over, and so much money to spend, who can keep track of it all? And can true friendship really shine through in the end? J. Minter's keen eye for urban teens, their dialogue, and the details of New York City's high life make this a guilty pleasure for readers of the Gossip Girl series and other glitterati novels.

Matchmaker Mysteries, Books #1 & 2: An Affair to Dismember & Citizen Pain


Elise Sax - 2018
    That’s why Gladie is more than a little skeptical when her Grandma Zelda — who is more than a little psychic — recruits her into the family’s matchmaking business in the quaint small town of Cannes, California. What’s more, Gladie is also highly unqualified, having a terrible track record with romance. Still, Zelda is convinced that her granddaughter has her clairvoyant “gift.” But when the going gets tough, Gladie wonders if this gift has a return policy. * When Zelda’s neighbor drops dead in his kitchen, Gladie is swept into his bizarre family’s drama. Despite warnings from the (distractingly gorgeous) chief of police to steer clear of his investigation, Gladie is out to prove that her neighbor’s death was murder. It’s not too long before she’s in way over her head — with the hunky police chief, a dysfunctional family full of possible killers, and yet another mysterious and handsome man, whose attentions she’s unable to ignore. Gladie is clearly being pursued — either by true love or by a murderer. Who will catch her first? Citizen Pain: Lovably troublesome Gladie Burger runs into sizzling danger and a fiery love triangle in the second installment of Elise Sax’s hilarious and sexy Matchmaker Mysteries series. * Since joining the family matchmaking business run by her eccentric and psychic Grandma Zelda, Gladie is always looking for love. But when an unbearable toothache knocks her out of commission and into the dentist’s chair, she prays only for relief. No such luck. Emerging from an anesthetic haze, Gladie awakes to find that not only is her tooth still throbbing, but her dentist is dead — and the lead suspect in the murder, office receptionist Belinda, just so happens to be Gladie’s first real client. Now it’s up to Gladie to find Belinda a man and keep her from being locked up behind bars. * As if that weren’t enough distraction, two gorgeous men are vying for Gladie’s attention: Spencer, the playboy chief of police, and Holden, Gladie’s secretive, gorgeously muscled neighbor. Still, Gladie’s not complaining about having a helping hand or two when the case leads her to a dangerously bizarre cult. She may have met her match — and if she’s not careful, it could be her last.

Flings and Arrows


Debbie Viggiano - 2012
    Steph thought they were soulmates. Until recently. Surely one’s soulmate shouldn’t put Chelsea FC before her? Or boycott caressing her to fondle the remote control? Fed up, Steph uses her Tesco staff discount to buy a laptop. Her friends all talk about Facebook. It’s time to get networking.Si is worried about middle-age spread and money. Being a self-employed plumber isn’t easy in recession. He’s also aware things aren’t right with Steph. But Si has forgotten the art of romance. Although these days Steph prefers cuddling her laptop to him. Then Si’s luck changes work wise. A mate invites Si to partner up on a pub refurbishment contract.Son Tom has finished Sixth Form. Tom knows where he’s going regarding a career. He’s not quite so sure where he’s going regarding women and lurches from one frantic love affair to the next.Widowed neighbour June adores the Garveys as if her own kin. And although 70, she’s still up for romance. June thinks she’s struck gold when she meets salsa squeeze Harry. He has a big house and bigger pension – key factors when you’ve survived a winter using your dog as a hot water bottle. June is vaguely aware that she’s attracted the attention of fellow dog walker Arnold, but her eyes are firmly on Harry as ‘the catch’.

But then Cupid’s arrow misfires causing madness and mayhem. Steph rekindles a childhood crush with Barry Hastings; Si unwittingly finds himself being seduced by barmaid Dawn; June discovers Harry is more than hot to trot; and Tom's latest strumpet impacts on all of them. Will Cupid's arrow strike again and, more importantly, strike correctly? There's only one way to find out....

Wedding Bubbles


Kate O'Keeffe - 2014
    All the best Maid of Honor speeches involve fun stories and heartfelt feelings about the bride, and Jessica Banks’ speech is no exception. Shame she drank almost her body weight in champagne before standing up to give it, however… But maybe Jessica will meet her Mr Right at this wedding? After all, being a bridesmaid almost guarantees you’ll meet men. Right? What could possibly go wrong? Wedding Bubbles is a stand-alone short story, introducing Jessica Banks. It’s also a prequel to the novel Styling Wellwood: A fashionable romantic comedy.