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Sea Glass Sunrise By: Donna Kauffman

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"In seaside Blueberry Cove, Maine, friends are just another word for family, and big-city politics take a backseat to local pride. But the real treasure on these shores is always love…

When D.C. lawyer Hannah McCrae heads home for her brother’s wedding, she’s dragging a lot of baggage along with her—and she doesn’t mean suitcases. Betrayed personally, and humiliated professionally, the last thing she wants is a new man. That’s fine with square-jawed, rugged contractor Calder Blue. He and Hannah may be wildly attracted to one another, but all he wants is to build the town’s hotly contested new yacht club and mend a centuries-old family feud. Yet thanks to resentments old and new, day after day the pair wind up tangled in each other’s business—and maybe soon in each other’s arms."

Every bride needs something “blue”…

Includes a delicious wedding cake recipe!

Title:  Sea Glass Sunrise
Author:  Donna Kauffman
Publisher:  Zebra
Series:  The Brides of Blueberry Cov…

How To Marry a Royal Highlander By: Vanessa Kelly

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"Illegitimate yet thoroughly irresistible, the Renegade Royals are leaving behind their careers as daring spies for the greatest adventure of all…

At sixteen, Alasdair Gilbride, heir to a Scottish earldom, fled the Highlands and an arranged betrothal. Ten years later, Alasdair must travel home to face his responsibilities. It’s a task that would be much easier without the distracting presence of the most enticing woman he’s ever met…

After one escapade too many, Eden Whitney has been snubbed by the ton. The solution: rusticating in the Scottish wilderness, miles from all temptation. Except, of course, for brawny, charming Alasdair. The man is so exasperating she’d likely kill him before they reach the border—if someone else weren’t trying to do just that. Now Eden and Alasdair are plunging into a scandalous affair with his life and her reputation at stake—and their hearts already irreparably lost…"

Title:  How To Marry a Royal Highlander
Author:  Vanessa K…

Saving Grapes By J. T. Lundy

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"Thirty-two-year-old Jason Barnes recently lost his job, and his heart. Now, thanks to a meddling ex-wife and a golf cart fiasco, he has just thirty days to pay a $60,000 fine or go to jail.

Jason was hoping his Aunt Clara would come to his rescue, but she unexpectedly dies, gifting her liquid assets to charity. She does, however, will Jason a picturesque French vineyard—and it’s worth millions. But there’s a catch! If Jason goes to jail, the vineyard will transfer to his unscrupulous stepbrother.

To raise the cash he needs, Jason travels to France with his knucklehead of a best friend to sell the vineyard. Cashing in will not be so simple, though. Formidable nuns farm the vineyard, and he needs their blessing to sell. To persuade the good sisters, Jason attempts a madcap series of dubious schemes, and while doing so falls for what he thinks is the perfect French woman. Amidst this melee of wine, women, nuns, and villains, Jason must unearth his true values …

Blissful Summer By Cheris Hodges & Lisa Marie Perry

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"Two exotic locations. Two couples about to discover the thrill of rekindled passion.

Make You Mine Again by Cheris Hodges

Supermodel Jansen Douglas is living her dream. Now a wedding in Paris is about to reunite her with the high school sweetheart she left behind. But Atlanta CEO Bradley Stephens won't let their stormy past stand in the way of reclaiming his first and only love.

Unraveled by Lisa Marie Perry

Ona Tracy's plans to seduce her high school crush unravel when the reunion trip she books turns out to be an erotic-themed cruise to the Bahamas! Rather than abandon ship, she recruits blond-haired, silver-eyed Riker Ewan to be her hookup, unaware that the hot-bodied ex-marine isn't who he seems to be…"

Title:  Bliss Summer
Authors:  Cheris Hodges & Lisa Marie Perry
Publisher:  Mill and Boon Kimani
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Five

"Make You Mine Again" by Cheris Hodges

What I liked about this novella...

I liked this s…

Breathless: In Love With An Alpha Billionaire By: Shani Green- Dowdell

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"It's so hard to breathe when there's no air…

Walking out of a coffee shop, minding her own business, Destiny never intends to crash into real estate tycoon, Jacob Turner. A chance meeting leads to sweaty sheets, sleepless nights, and a passion she never knew existed. The curve of his lips, the warmth of his breath, his take-charge demeanor; Jacob is proof that charm and chivalry is alive and well.

Jacob had it all… except her. Due to strongholds from his past, he's not ready to let her own him completely. When Destiny pops up in his city, their love affair is challenged by someone who could never take Destiny's place. Getting Destiny to understand that she's the only one he loves proves to be a quest that the billionaire has the means and heart to take.

Will Destiny survive the love of the rich, white tycoon who took her breath away, or will the woman from his past that refuses to let go be the death of her?"

Title:  Breathless:  In…

Something To Prove By Kimberly Lang

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"In the small waterfront town of Magnolia Beach, Alabama, people may forgive, but they never forget—especially when it comes to scandalous reputations, juicy gossip, and a sexy new flame.

Former wild child Helena Wheeler was happy to leave behind her hometown—and her sordid past—for Atlanta twelve years ago. But when her grandmother suffers an injury, Helena has no choice but to return, even if it means facing down all the people who have shunned her.

Ryan Tanner went from being a football legend in high school to Magnolia Beach’s young, hot bachelor mayor. As a teenager, he never wanted anything to do with a girl like Helena. But when she hires Ryan to do some construction in her grandmother’s house, he finds that she’s grown up into a different person—one he quite likes.

For Helena, confronting her past has its share of surprises—and falling for the resident golden boy was definitely not on her to-do list. But will her reformed ways be enough to get her back…

Redemption Bay By: RaeAnne Thayne

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"New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne brings you back to Haven Point—a place made for second chances…

McKenzie Shaw would do anything for her beloved hometown of Haven Point. It may be small and struggling, but it's never let her down…unlike gorgeous, infuriating Ben Kilpatrick. He was her childhood hero until he closed his family's factory, leaving the town's economy in shambles. Now he's back—his tech firm is considering opening a local facility. For Haven Point's sake, McKenzie has to grit her teeth and play nice.

What could a town filled with painful memories ever offer Ben? He left Haven Point behind years ago, for good reason. Yet seeing the town through the eyes of McKenzie—its fiery young mayor—he suddenly has his answer. If only he can resolve the animosity crackling between them, Ben may have found the place where he can build ties and find healing…a place where love arrives when it's least expected."

Title:  R…

From Fake to Forever By: Kat Cantrell

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Bride: Meredith, soon-to-be co-owner, wedding dress business

Marital Status: Victim, Vegas wedding mix-up

Action Required: Divorce, ASAP

After one night of tequila and sex, their impromptu Vegas wedding shouldn't be valid. But Meredith Chandler-Harris just discovered she's still tied to irresistible businessman Jason Lynhurst. She needs out of their marriage, but to become his company's new CEO, he needs her as a bride. Let the newlywed games begin.



Title:  From Fake To Forever
Author:  Kat Cantrell
Publisher:  Harlequin
Series:  Newlywed Games # 2
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Four
Review:

"From Fake To Forever"

What I liked from this novel...

Wow, this was quite a read of two people [Meredith & Jason] who came together after meeting in Vegas decided to have a 'pretend' wedding after much tequila and sex, knowing this was a big mistake only to go their separate ways thinking that the marriage had not been filed? Therefore it wou…

The Devil Wears Spurs By: Soraya Lane

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"Always in the shadow of his over-achieving brothers, youngest brother Ryder fell in love with rodeos as a teenager and soon became the most successful bull and Bronco rider in the state. The ultimate playboy, Ryder likes to party hard, and he often makes bad decisions… including gambling. He's so used to winning that he doesn't hesitate to up the stakes one night, betting more than he can handle—his third of the King Ranch.

Chloe has seen Ryder on the rodeo scene, but she's also noticed him at the bar where she works. She's trying to work to save enough to put herself through college—she completed two years before she had to bail her dad out of a bad debt—losing all her savings in the process. Her father gambled all her life, and she had it tough as a kid, but the one thing she does know how to do is play—and win—at any kind of card game. When she finds Ryder in trouble, she makes him an offer—she will win his ranch back, if he pays her college…

Wedding Bells in Christmas By: Debbie Mason

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To have and to hold from this day forward...

"Wedding bells are ringing in the charming town of Christmas, but not for Vivian Westfield. She's just had her heart trampled under the cowboy boots of Chance McBride and lost her dream job at a big-city newspaper. But when she returns for a wedding, she stumbles on a story that could resurrect her career. First, though, she'll have to deal with the handsome man standing in her way... and a still-burning flame that's too hot to ignore.

Chance recognizes trouble when he sees it. He just didn't expect to find it in the first-class cabin on the flight home for his father's wedding. Yet there she is, as gorgeous as ever. Vivi dared Chance to want things he knew he could never have. It's why he left her. But Christmas's meddling matchmakers have them firmly in their sights. So if they want to survive the next week, they'll have to play the part of an adoring couple—an irresistible charade t…

Home To You By: Robin Kaye

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"From the award-winning author of the Bad Boys of Red Hook series, a new novel about finding love where you least expect it…

Jackson Sullivan III has always lived up to his uncle’s expectations, until his career is sidelined, leaving him lost and in need of a retreat to his family’s cabin. But his solitude is interrupted by a beautiful visitor whose combative feelings about the Sullivans lead Jax to a surprising declaration: he pretends to be someone else.

Though she hasn't seen the privileged scion since she was a child, Kendall Watkins hates everything Jackson Sullivan represents. She should know: her parents have managed the Sullivan estate for years. In need of her own peace and quiet, she heads to the cabin, never expecting to come face to face with the most handsome man she’s ever met. Soon stranded by a violent nor’easter, Jax and Kendall end up sharing more than they dreamed. But Jax knows that when the storm clears, his true identity will be revea…

Hot Summer Nights By: Lisa Marie Perry

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"California's hottest resort just got hotter

Recently promoted to executive chef of California's hottest high-end resort, free-spirited Gabrielle Royce is ready for anything…except the gorgeous stranger who bursts into her kitchen. Despite her hands-off policy, Gabby's intrigued—until she discovers he's record mogul Geoffrey Girard, one of LA's most eligible bachelors. Now the man who always gets what he wants has decided he wants her.

It was a long road from the inner city to Beverly Hills, and Geoffrey has never forgotten his humble roots. Gabby is a refreshing change from the material girls who always pursue him. And the sensual night they share only makes him hungry for more. Then he uncovers her secret. As a series of accidents plague the Belleza Resort, Geoffrey has to choose: walk away or entrust his future to the woman who has transformed his life."

Title:  Hot Summer Nights Author:  Lisa Marie Perry Publisher:  Harlequin Kiman…

Love VS Trust 2 By Ms. T. Nicole

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"When I give you my time, I’m giving you a portion of my life that I will never get back. Please don’t make me regret it….
Come back on this ride with Erica as she search for the truth on what’s really going on with her husband Richard. After reconnecting with her sisters Ebony and Elise, Erica is finding her voice and learning the true meaning of Love VS Trust. What will happen when love is tested, and bonds are broken? Can it be mended, will this marriage last? With death always lurking; sometimes, love is blind, and will have you sleeping with the enemy, or is he the enemy? Does Richard love Erica? Do Erica trust Richard? Let’s find out the answers as we embark on this journey of Love VS Trust 2."



Title:  Love VS Trust 2
Author:  Ms. T. Nicole
Publisher:  Pleasure Principle Publications
Series:  Love VS Trust Book 2
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
Review:

"Love VS Trust 2 by Ms. T. Nicole

What I loved about this novel....

I loved the way this auth…

Fear 2: Falling in Love with An Alpha Billionaire (BWWM Romance) [Fear: Falling in Love with An Alpha Billionaire] By: Amarie Avant

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Fear 2: Falling in Love with An Alpha Billionaire (BWWM Romance) (Fear: Falling in Love with An Alpha Billionaire)
Luxury's sole desire is to love Victor, a man that cannot love her. She once feared him. Mysterious and dark, Victor's cerulean eyes hypnotized Luxury's mind and commanded the drumming of her heart. The Duke has claimed her. Victor will keep Luxury against The Queen's order.
As the palace echos with footsteps, the English dare to whisper the horrible truths.
Suspense crescLuxury's sole desire is to love Victor, a man that cannot love her. She once feared him. Mysterious and dark, Victor's cerulean eyes hypnotized Luxury's mind and commanded the drumming of her heart. The Duke has claimed her. Victor will keep Luxury against The Queen's order.
As the palace echos with footsteps, the English dare to whisper the horrible truths.
Suspense crescendos along with intoxicating sex.
The beast has made it clear who Luxury belongs…

Circling The Sun By: Paula McLain

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"Paula McLain, author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller The Paris Wife, takes readers into the glamorous and decadent circle of British expats living in Kenya in the 1920s. Circling the Sun tells the story of the beautiful young horse trainer, adventurer, and aviator Beryl Markham, from her childhood in British East Africa to her relationship with hunter Denys Finch Hatton and rivalry with Out of Africa author Karen Blixen—a notorious love triangle that changed the course of Beryl's life."

Title:  Circling The Sun
Author:  Paula McLain
Publisher:  Random House Publishing Group
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 5
Review:

"Circling The Sun" by Paula McLain

What I liked about this novel:

"Circling The Sun" was definitely one of those reads where you will put quickly pulled into the story line.  We are told a well beautifully written story of a simply amazing women by the name of Beryl Markham who was very strong willed, li…

The Truth According To US By: Annie Barrows

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"From the co-author of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society comes a wise, witty, and exuberant novel, perfect for fans of Lee Smith, that illuminates the power of loyalty and forgiveness, memory and truth, and the courage it takes to do what's right.

Annie Barrows once again evokes the charm and eccentricity of a small town filled with extraordinary characters. Her new novel, The Truth According to Us, brings to life an inquisitive young girl, her beloved aunt, and the alluring visitor who changes the course of their destiny forever.

In the summer of 1938, Layla Beck's father, a United States senator, cuts off her allowance and demands that she find employment on the Federal Writers' Project, a New Deal jobs program. Within days, Layla finds herself far from her accustomed social whirl, assigned to cover the history of the remote mill town of Macedonia, West Virginia, and destined, in her opinion, to go completely mad with boredom. B…