Monday, September 1

New Releases - September 2014

Happy Labour Day everyone! I'm not sure about the States, but here in Canada it's a long weekend for us. Woohoo!  I plan on taking advantage of the beautiful day because it's going to start getting cold soon.

September has an interesting mix of books. But contemporary romances still seem to be in the majority. I have no complaints because that's what I'm interested in reading. As always, please let us know which books you're looking forward to. :P

September 01

She's so Over Him by Joss Wood
published by Harlequin (KISS)
What not to do with your ex…

Maddie Shaw has spent the past ten years not thinking about her fast-and-furious fling with Cale Grant. His dark blue eyes, his hot-chocolate voice, his magic touch… No, she doesn't remember anything like that. Only the numbing devastation when he let her down and she walked away.

Now Cale's sauntered back into Maddie's life-drinking in the same bars, working on the same projects and setting off the same fireworks inside her. It's Maddie's chance to prove just how over her ex she really is…but one steamy kiss later she's fallen at the first hurdle…!
Genre: Category romance, Contemporary
Series: None

Nath: If I'm not wrong, She's so Over Him is Ms Wood's debut novel and is now being re-released with Harlequin. As a fan, I'm going to get it of course :)

Dead Don't Lie by L.R. Nicolello
published by Harlequin (HQN Books)
You can run from the past…but you can never truly hide…

Detective Evelyn Davis delves deep into the minds of monsters for a living. She's the best psychological profiler in the Seattle P.D., with a talent that comes from heartbreaking experience. When Evelyn was just eighteen, she received word of her family's murder in the form of a horrifying video. Fifteen years later, tracking down other psychopaths is the only thing that brings her some peace.

But now two local families have been wiped out. Though the chilling crime scenes suggest murder-suicides, Evelyn believes a serial killer is at work. So does Special Agent Marcus Moretti, whose easy charm and fiercely protective instincts are breaking down all her defenses. Evelyn needs to put aside her emotional attachment to find the madman stalking her city; but with each discovery, this case becomes more personal. She's starting to suspect the killer wants her; and he is edging closer with every step, ready to make Evelyn pay a devastating price...
Genre: RS
Series: None

Nath: I've been looking up and down for romantic suspense and Dead Don't Lie sounds right up my alley :) Available only in e-book I think. Lucky I'm now a convert LOL.

September 02

Haunted by Kay Hooper
published by Berkley
When Deacon James’s younger sister Melanie calls him, terrified, he goes to her aid in the small Georgia town of Sociable. What he finds is a scared young woman in the grip of what she insists is a paranormal nightmare—and murder. Two local men have been killed under mysterious circumstances. And Melanie is the prime suspect.

Trinity Nichols left a high-stress job for quiet, small-town life. But news of the murders has left her—and the town—on edge, especially when there is nothing remotely ordinary about how the men died. And her investigation is yielding more than she bargained for, including a group of strangers who have descended on Sociable, some with abilities Trinity finds hard to believe, and agendas she refuses to trust. For some reason, they know a lot more than they should about what’s happening in town. And what’s happening is growing stranger by the minute.

Now Trinity, Deacon, and this odd band of FBI agents must work together to solve a series of disturbances so incredible that Trinity, and the town of Sociable, will be changed forever. She just isn’t certain who—or what—will be left standing when it’s all over.
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Series: Bishop/FBI SCU, Book #15

Nath: Yes, yes, yes!! Haunted is the book that will make my September :) I love Ms Hooper's writing and this series. This one sounds like a good one :) I wonder which agents will be present... Can't wait for my pre-order copy to arrive! This also conclude the current trilogy... I sure hope Ms Hooper will continue!

Shifting Shadows by Patricia Briggs
published by Berkley (Ace)
Mercy Thompson’s world just got a whole lot bigger…

A collection of all-new and previously published short stories featuring Mercy Thompson and the characters she calls friends…

Includes the new stories…
“Roses in Winter”

…and reader favorites
“Fairy Gifts”
“Alpha and Omega”
“Seeing Eye”
“The Star of David”
“In Red, with Pearls”
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Mercy Thompson, Book #8.5

Ames: I know I haven't read all the novellas out there that belong to the Mercy Thompson series so I'm looking forward to this one. It'll have to tide me over until the next full length novel comes out. :P

Nath: I like these compilation book because it completes a series very well :)  Four new novella is pretty good and like Ames, I haven't read all the others.

Wickedly Dangerous by Deborah Blake
published by Berkley
Known as the wicked witch of Russian fairy tales, Baba Yaga is not one woman, but rather a title carried by a chosen few. They keep the balance of nature and guard the borders of our world, but don’t make the mistake of crossing one of them…

Older than she looks and powerful beyond measure, Barbara Yager no longer has much in common with the mortal life she left behind long ago. Posing as an herbalist and researcher, she travels the country with her faithful (mostly) dragon-turned-dog in an enchanted Airstream, fulfilling her duties as a Baba Yaga and avoiding any possibility of human attachment.

But when she is summoned to find a missing child, Barbara suddenly finds herself caught up in a web of deceit and an unexpected attraction to the charming but frustrating Sheriff Liam McClellan.

Now, as Barbara fights both human enemies and Otherworld creatures to save the lives of three innocent children, she discovers that her most difficult battle may be with her own heart…
Genre: Paranormal romance
Series: Baba Yaga, Book #1

Nath: Initially, I wasn't too sure about Wickedly Dangerous. I like witches and the spin on Russian fairy tales was intriguing... After reading the prequel novella, Wickedly Magical, I was convinced :) I really enjoyed it and as such, my expectations for Wickedly Dangerous are now quite high :)

Night's Honor by Nalini Singh
published by Berkley
On the run from her former employer, Tess knows that she’s vulnerable on her own amongst the Elder Races. That’s why she decides to audition to become the human attendant of a powerful Vampyre of the Nightkind demesne. But while her position affords her the safety she seeks, her protector turns out to be more than she bargained for.

The right-hand man of the Nightkind King, Xavier del Torro is both terrifying and alluring. While his true nature frightens Tess, she can’t ignore the appeal of his innate sense of integrity and self-restraint. Thrown into Xavier’s world, Tess must quickly learn to navigate the dangers—both to her life and to her heart. But the biggest threat comes from her own past…
Genre: Paranormal romance
Series: The Elder Races, Book #7

Ames: I re-read Dragon Bound not too long ago so I should really continue on with this series. LOL But I'm taking my sweet time. I'm still buying this one though, gotta keep up for that day when I glom this whole series. It'll happen!

Nath: Hmmmm. I read this series on and off and right now, not sure I will pick up Night's Honor. I haven't read the Vampyre books of the series and seriously, that cover... I keep thinking the title is Night's Terror ^_^;

The Winter Long by Seanan McGuire
published by Penguin (DAW)
Toby thought she understood her own past; she thought she knew the score.

She was wrong.

It's time to learn the truth.
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: October Daye, Book #8

Nath: It seems like authors have given each other's the word to tie up some loose ends :) That's what Ms McGuire is doing with The Winter Long, hence the very cryptic blurb. I'm curious to know what is the truth, so I'll definitively be picking this one up :)

House Immortal by Devon Monk
published by New American Library (ROC)
One hundred years ago, eleven powerful ruling Houses consolidated all of the world’s resources and authority into their own grasping hands. Only one power wasn’t placed under the command of a single House: the control over the immortal galvanized...

Matilda Case isn’t like most folk. In fact, she’s unique in the world, the crowning achievement of her father’s experiments, a girl pieced together from bits. Or so she believes, until Abraham Seventh shows up at her door, stitched with life thread just like her and insisting that enemies are coming to kill them all.

Tilly is one of thirteen incredible creations known as the galvanized, stitched together beings immortal and unfathomably strong. For a century, each House has fought for control over the galvanized. Now the Houses are also tangled in a deadly struggle for dominion over death—and Tilly and her kind hold the key to unlocking eternity.

The secrets that Tilly must fight to protect are hidden within the very seams of her being. And to get the secrets, her enemies are willing to tear her apart piece by piece…
Genre: Fantasy
Series: House Immortal, Book #1

Nath: I've always wanted to read Ms Monk`s books, but for some reasons, I get a block with her Allie Beckstrom series. So House Immortal is my chance :) It sounds interesting, so we'll see how it goes...

September 08

Melt for Him by Lauren Blakely
published by Entangled Publishing (Brazen)
He knows exactly how to make her burn…

Fire captain and bar owner Becker Thomas usually spends his nights alone, trying to escape painful memories from his past. When he meets a sexy, free-spirited brunette outside his bar, he knows he’s found the perfect way to forget for one night. But when he later discovers the woman he’s itching for another night with is his best friend’s sister, everything comes to a halt.

Just out of a toxic relationship, Megan Jansen is only in Hidden Oaks to visit her brother, photograph the firemen’s calendar, and then slip off to another adventure. The brooding man who gave her the best sex ever is an unexpected surprise. The problem is, he’s her brother’s friend and a fellow fireman, and Megan’s rule is no firemen. She knows she’s going to get burned …but keeping their hands off each other is easier said than done.
Genre: Contemporary romance
Series: Fighting Fire, Book #2

Ames: Firefighter - check. Best friend's sibling - check. And I've read and enjoyed Lauren Blakely before. This one sounds right up my alley.

September 09

Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh
A bad boy wrapped in a sexy, muscled, grown-up package might be worth a little risk…

Molly Webster has always followed the rules. After an ugly scandal tore apart her childhood and made her the focus of the media’s harsh spotlight, she vowed to live an ordinary life. No fame. No impropriety. No pain. Then she meets Zachary Fox, a tattooed bad boy rocker with a voice like whiskey and sin, and a touch that could become an addiction.

A one-night stand with the hottest rock star on the planet, that’s all it was meant to be…

Fox promises scorching heat and dangerous pleasure, coaxing Molly to extend their one-night stand into a one-month fling. After that, he’ll be gone forever, his life never again intersecting with her own. Sex and sin and sensual indulgence, all with an expiration date. No ties, no regrets. Too late, Molly realizes it isn’t only her body that’s become addicted to Fox, but her heart…
Genre: Contemporary romance
Series: Rock Kiss, Book #1

Ames: I loooove Nalini's writing (she pulled me out of an epic slump in July) and she does not disappoint with her latest contemporary romance. I've already read it and I highly recommend it.

Nath: It's Nalini Singh. That's enough for me to pick up Rock Addiction :)

Make it Right by Megan Erickson
published by Harpercollins Publisher (William Morrow)
Max Payton lives by two rules:
Size and strength win any fight, and never show weakness.

When a rash of assaults sends Bowler University for a tail spin, Max volunteers to help teach a self-defense class. One of the other instructors is the beautiful pixie-faced girl he keeps butting heads with…and who challenges everything he thought he knew.

Lea Travers avoids guys like Max - cocky jocks who assume she's fragile because of a disability caused by a childhood accident. She likes to be in control, and something about being with Max makes her feel anything but. But during the moments he lets his guard down, Lea sees a soul as broken inside as she is outside. Trusting him is a whole other problem...

When the assaults ramp up and hit close to home, Lea and Max must learn, before it’s too late, that true strength can come from vulnerability…and giving in to trust is sometimes the only way to make things right.
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary
Series: Bowler University, Book #2

Ames: Wena and I just reviewed book 1 and we both gave it a B. Max and Lea were both introduced in book 1. Max comes off as a bit of a jerk so I'm interested to see how the author turns his character around.

Festive in Death by J.D. Robb
published by Putnam
Personal trainer Trey Ziegler was in peak physical condition. If you didn’t count the kitchen knife in his well-toned chest.

Lieutenant Eve Dallas soon discovers a lineup of women who’d been loved and left by the narcissistic gym rat. While Dallas sorts through the list of Ziegler’s enemies, she’s also dealing with her Christmas shopping list—plus the guest list for her and her billionaire husband’s upcoming holiday bash.

Feeling less than festive, Dallas tries to put aside her distaste for the victim and solve the mystery of his death. There are just a few investigating days left before Christmas, and as New Year’s 2061 approaches, this homicide cop is resolved to stop a cold-blooded killer.
Genre: RS, Mystery/Thriller
Series: In Death, Book #39

Nath: Yep, I'm still reading this series... and it's Christmas! LOL. This one sounds fun and Ms Robb is definitively a comfort author :)

September 16

I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
published by Random House Publishing (Dial Books)
Jude and her brother, Noah, are incredibly close twins. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude surfs and cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something has happened to wreck the twins in different and divisive ways... until Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy, as well as an unpredictable new mentor. The early years are Noah's story to tell. The later years are Jude's. What the twins don't realize is that they each have only half the story, and if they could just find their way back to one another, they’d have a chance to remake their world.
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Series: none

Ames: I read and enjoyed Jandy's debut book, The Sky is Everywhere. I've always kept an eye out for her next book and I'm so glad to say it's finally arrived.

Nath: Gotta say, the blurb sounds intriguing :)

Truth or Dare by Mira Lyn Kelly
published by Random House Publishing (LoveSwept)
After her one attempt at commitment ends with the discovery that her fiancĂ© already has a wife and kid, Maggie Lawson vows that the only people she’ll love ’til death do they part will be her friends. Unfortunately that means Maggie letting her bestie rope her into a year-long dating dare: score a new date each month or pay a penalty. Seems doable—until Maggie’s date stands her up, leaving only one option: the sexy stud who just moved in upstairs. The problem? He and Maggie can’t stop fighting—and that’s just the beginning.

His name is Tyler Daniels and the last thing he needs is his neighbor distracting him with her girl-next-door smile and sharp tongue. Tyler’s in Chicago for one reason: to woo back his selfish ex in order to reclaim the child he once thought was his—and that means keeping Maggie out of his bed. A tall order, since Maggie has become a bigger temptation than he ever expected to face. But before they can even consider leaving the past behind, Maggie and Tyler must accept a brand-new dare: real, forever love.
Genre: Contemporary romance
Series: Dare to Love, Book #1

Ames: Ok, the set up for this one sounds a bit crazy, but I've read Mira Lyn before and I have faith that she can pull it off.

Scandal and the Duchess by Jennifer Ashley
published by Penguin (InterMix)
Scandal follows Rose Barclay, young widow of the Duke of Southdown, wherever she goes. It's never her fault--honor bright--but newspapers love to write about the young woman from Scotland, and the much older duke she married, who died on their honeymoon. The duke left her with a large widow's portion, now contested by his son, who kicks Rose out of the estate's dower house and uses it to kennel his dogs.

Rose does *not* need to be found with a large, handsome Scot passed out at her feet, fueling gossips and giving her brother-in-law more ammunition. The Scot is Steven McBride - a decorated soldier who is notorious for heavy gambling and womanizing during his leave time. Steven is happy to open his eyes and find the beautiful woman standing over him, and happy to help spirit her away. He comes up with a ruse to foil the journalists, but Rose will have to go along with his very scandalous proposal.
Genre: Historical romance
Series: Highland Pleasures, Book #6.5

Ames: It's Jennifer Ashley. Her historicals are auto-buys for me. :P

September 22

Snow Falling on Bluegrass by Molly Harper
published by Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star)
Kentucky Tourism Commission employee and executive assistant extraordinaire Kelsey is known around the office for having everything under control. So it’s not surprising that she and her boss, Sadie, have everything planned to the second for the office winter retreat. But there are things even Kelsey can’t micromanage.

An unprecedented snowstorm smothers half of Kentucky and knocks out the power, closes the roads, and generally shuts down the state. Luckily, the lodge has working fireplaces and enough food to keep the staff from turning on each other like something out of The Shining. Kelsey wouldn’t mind being stuck inside if it wasn’t for the tension with her not-so-secret crush, Charlie, the office’s statistician. But handsome Ranger Luke, the lodge’s only employee on hand, is there to take Kelsey’s mind off her discomfort.

Even though this weekend is supposed to be a planning session for KTC, Kelsey can’t help her mind from wandering and finds herself conflicted over Luke and Charlie. Someone’s love will keep her warm, but whose will it be?
Genre: Contemporary romance
Series: Bluegrass, Book #3

Ames: The cover of this book reminds me that winter is coming. NOOOOO it's too soon!! LOL Believe me, when it gets to -50 (C AND F) I need no reminders what's around the corner. Seriously, end of September and things get cold here. Anyway, I think this sounds cute and I honestly don't mind love triangles. Plus Molly is a good solid writer.

Nath: Ugh Ames, you had to remind me of winter... Hopefully, it won't be a bad one this year! But we probably just jinxed ourselves LOL.

I've read the first book in this series. I like Ms Harper, so I'm probably going to pick up this one :)

September 23

Deacon by Kristen Ashley
Deacon has an ugly history, a history that broke him, leaving him a ghost of a man. Out of necessity, he left the normal world to descend into the criminal world and found he fit. So he stayed. Cold as ice and living off the grid, Deacon has no intention to connect, not with anyone.

Then he returns to some remote cabins in the Colorado Mountains and finds they have new owners. One of them is Cassidy Swallow, a young woman willing to work hard to live her quiet dream in a house by a river surrounded by aspen and pine.

Suddenly, Deacon finds he’s at war. Cassidy’s pull for him to connect is strong. He fights it, but he loses, always coming back for more. But when he does, he gives her nothing.

From the first time she sees him, Cassidy knows Deacon is dead inside. She knows he’s the kind of man who could destroy a woman. But one night when Deacon’s control slips, Cassidy takes a chance.

He might break her. He also might be her dream come true.
Genre: Contemporary romance
Series: Unfinished Hero, Book #4

Ames: Ok, I admit I haven't read KA as much recently but I still look forward to whatever she writes. This series isn't my favourite, the hero of book 1 is a freaking pimp. But still...It's KA.

September 30

Fever Pitch by Heidi Cullinan
published by Samhain Publishing
Sometimes you have to play love by ear.

Aaron Seavers is a pathetic mess, and he knows it. He lives in terror of incurring his father’s wrath and disappointing his mother, and he can’t stop dithering about where to go to college—with fall term only weeks away. Ditched by a friend at a miserable summer farewell party, all he can do is get drunk in the laundry room and regret he was ever born. Until a geeky-cute classmate lifts his spirits, leaving him confident of two things: his sexual orientation, and where he’s headed to school. Giles Mulder can’t wait to get the hell out of Oak Grove, Minnesota, and off to college, where he plans to play his violin and figure out what he wants to be when he grows up. But when Aaron appears on campus, memories of hometown hazing threaten what he’d hoped would be his haven. As the semester wears on, their attraction crescendos from double-cautious to a rich, swelling chord. But if more than one set of controlling parents have their way, the music of their love could come to a shattering end.
Genre: m/m, Contemporary
Series: Love Lessons, Book #2

Ames: I loooooved Love Lessons when I read it and can't wait to read more in the series. I hope it knocks my socks off. :P

Nath: Like Ames, I enjoyed Love Lessons and hopefully, this one will be as good and cute :) Love the cover by the way.

As Long As You Love Me by Ann Aguirre
published by Harlequin (HQN Books)
Most people dream about getting out of Sharon, Nebraska, but after three years away, Lauren Barrett is coming home. She has her reasons—missing her family, losing her college scholarship. But then there's the reason Lauren can't admit to anyone: Rob Conrad, her best friend's older brother.

Football prowess and jaw-dropping good looks made Rob a star in high school. Out in the real world, his job and his relationships are going nowhere. He's the guy who women love and leave, not the one who makes them think of forever—until Lauren comes back to town, bringing old feelings and new dreams with her.

Because the only thing more important than figuring out where you truly belong is finding the person you were meant to be with.
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary
Series: 2B, Book #2

Ames: I just finished reading book 1 in this series and I loved it! I am so happy to be reading Lauren's story so soon. Yay!

Going Gone by Sharon Sala
published by Harlequin (Mira)
The final storm of the season could be her last.

After barely escaping death when her plane crashed deep in the Rocky Mountains during tornado season, Laura Doyle is left with a lingering fear for her life. Her lover, FBI agent Cameron Winger, reassures her that he found her then and always will. But Laura is right to be afraid, because when their engagement is announced it signals to a madman that it's time for his killing spree to begin again.

Twice thwarted by Cameron and his partners, the Stormchaser pairs random acts of God with deliberate acts of evil. His final act of vengeance will finish his twisted vendetta by taking from Cameron the thing he loves most: Laura.

As law enforcement struggles to connect the gruesome murders he's committed to mask his return, the Stormchaser draws closer to his true target. But Cameron and Laura don't realize they're in the eye of the storm—and this time, being unprepared for the onslaught could spell disaster.
Genre: RS
Series: Forces of Nature, Book #3

Nath: I'm a fan of Ms Sala, so I'll probably pick up this book even though I'm not up-to-date in the series.

In Your Dreams by Kristan Higgins
published by Harlequin (HQN Books)
Emmaline Neal needs a date. Just a date—someone to help her get through her ex-fiancĂ©'s wedding without losing her mind. But pickings are slim in Manningsport, New York, population 715. In fact, there's really only one option: local heartthrob Jack Holland. Everyone loves Jack, and he won't get the wrong idea…. After all, Jack Holland would never actually be interested in a woman like Em. Especially not with his beautiful ex-wife creeping around, angling to reunite ever since he rescued a group of teens and became a local hero.

But when the wedding festivities take an unexpectedly passionate turn, Em figures it was just one crazy night. Jack is too gorgeous, too popular, to ever end up with her. So why is she the one he can talk to about his deep, dark feelings? If Em is going to get her dream man, she'll have to start by believing in him…
Genre: Contemporary romance
Series: Blue Heron, Book #4

Ames: I don't think I've read any books in this series but this intrigues me. I'm a sucker for punishment but I like when exes are in the picture to stir some shit up. Only in fiction. I do not have time for that kind of drama in real life. LOL

Nath: Ames, reviews and opinions for the Blue Heron series have been all over the place, so it's hard to get an accurate feel... I know I enjoyed the last book, Waiting on You, and that's why I'm going to give In Your Dreams a try.

He's so Fine by Jill Shalvis
published by Grand Central Publishing (Forever)
For Olivia Bentley, Lucky Harbor is more than the town where she runs her new vintage shop. It's the place where folks are friendly to strangers-and nobody knows her real name. Olivia does a good job of keeping her past buried, not getting too cozy with anyone... until she sees a man drowning. Suddenly she's rushing into the surf, getting up close and personal with the hottest guy she's ever laid hands on.

Charter boat captain Cole Donovan has no problem with a gorgeous woman throwing her arms around his neck in an effort to "save" him. In fact, he'd like to spend a lot more time skin-to-skin with Olivia. He's just not expecting that real trouble is about to come her way. Will it bring her deeper into Cole's heart, or will it be the end of Olivia's days in little Lucky Harbor?
Genre: Contemporary romance
Series: Lucky Harbor, Book #11

Ames: Jill is an autobuy author for me. I should read her books already. Just kidding! I've read some. LOL

Nath: LOL. I like to pick up Lucky Harbor books when I don't know what to read, so He's so Fine is definitively on my list... especially since early reviews have been very favorable.

All Fired Up by Kate Meader
published by Grand Central Publishing (Forever)
Her sweetest mistake...

Cool as a Chicago winter, private events planner Cara DeLuca is a model of self-control... until she meets the one temptation she can't resist: Shane Doyle. The sexy, Irish pastry chef is too hot, too sure, too young, and after a crazy night in Vegas-her new husband. While at first Cara wants nothing more than a way out of her sham marriage to Shane, she soon finds that beneath his farm boy demeanor lies a man who can match her drive, both in and out of the bedroom. How can the wrong guy feel so deliciously right?

... Tastes so, so good

Shane has carefully structured his career and life around one goal: connecting with the family that doesn't know he exists. Marrying a woman with more issues than a magazine stand wasn't part of the plan, but melting Cara's icy exterior is so worth the detour. Now as the annulment date nears and long-buried secrets are revealed, Shane will have to fight for the one thing guaranteeing the perfect life he craves... the current Mrs. Shane Doyle.
Genre: Contemporary romance
Series: Hot in the Kitchen, Book #2

Nath: It looks full of drama, but there's something that pulls me to this book. Probably the fact that the hero is a pastry chef LOL. On my radar, will see whether or not I get it...

Hope Burns by Jaci Burton
published by Penguin (Jove)
Molly Burnett and Carter Richards share a painful past, one that sent Molly running out of town, vowing never to return. The only thing bringing her back is her sister’s wedding, and she doesn’t intend to stay long. But circumstances force her to remain in town, and within close distance of the one man who hurt her more than she’d ever been hurt before. Can the two of them face down the past and work together toward the possibility of love and happiness in Hope?
Genre: Contemporary romance
Series: Hope, Book #3

Nath: I wasn't impressed with the first book in this series, Hope Flames, but I'm somewhat curious with Molly and Carter's story. Plus, with the Lucky Harbor series coming to an end, I need to find a new go-to-series.

The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion
published by Harpercollins Publisher
The Wife Project is complete, and Don and Rosie are happily married and living in New York. But they’re about to face a new challenge.

Rosie is pregnant.

Don sets about learning the protocols of becoming a father, but his unusual research style gets him into trouble with the law. Fortunately his best friend Gene is on hand to offer advice: he’s left Claudia and moved in with Don and Rosie.

As Don tries to schedule time for pregnancy research, getting Gene and Claudia back together, servicing the industrial refrigeration unit that occupies half his apartment, helping Dave the Baseball Fan save his business and staying on the right side of Lydia the social worker, he almost misses the biggest problem of all: he might lose Rosie when she needs him most.
Genre: Fiction
Series: Sequel to The Rosie Project

Ames: I really enjoyed The Rosie Project and can't wait to catch up on Don and Rosie. Awwww. I may have to re-read RP to get ready for this one!

Nath: This was a really nice surprise to find out :) Can't wait to see Don dealing with Rosie's pregnancy :) Hopefully, another fun book ahead.

Rock Courtship by Nalini Singh
What happens when the Gentleman of Rock decides to play dirty?

A drummer for the hottest rock band on the planet, David has a single, powerful weakness: Thea, the band’s publicist and the woman who steals his breath away with her every move.

Only problem is, Thea doesn’t date clients—or musicians. Emotionally scarred by a cheating ex, she’s not about to risk her heart with a man who has groupies buzzing around him like flies. Even if his sexy smile ties her up in knots.

What she doesn’t know is that David is a one-woman man...and he’s madly in love with her. David’s determined to prove he’s worth the risk, and willing to court her, step by exquisite step. Thea’s about to discover just how long and hard this handsome drummer can play.
Genre: Contemporary romance
Series: Rock Kiss, Book #1.5

Ames: Eeeee! TWO Nalini books in one month!! And Thea and David are interesting characters.

Nath: Obviously, if I enjoy Rock Addiction, I'll be picking Rock Courtship. Otherwise, I'll still be picking up Rock Courtship to give the series another go. See how the mind works here? LOL