Title: What Makes Us Stronger
Series: A Well Paired Novel
Author: Marianne Rice
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 9, 2018
Lily Novak’s life in Crystal Cove, Maine is just about perfect. She has a
great group of friends, runs a successful day spa, and has managed to build her new life without anyone asking about her mysterious past. There’s nothing more she could want…except maybe to catch the eye of the gorgeous and introverted carpenter, who also happens to be her friend’s brother.
Ty Parker knew fear in the Army, but nothing like the panic of seeing smoke billow from Lily’s building. When a dryer fire brings him face to face with the heart-stopping Lily Novak—and her lacy black thong—he can’t deny the chemistry sparking between them.
As their feelings deepen, Lily’s evasiveness reignites the self-doubt Ty has been battling for years. Lily knows her secrets are putting her relationship with Ty at risk, but telling him the truth puts both their lives in danger. She’s just not sure she’s strong enough to sacrifice her heart to keep the man she loves safe from the secrets of her past.
Marianne Rice writes contemporary romantic fiction set in small New England towns. She loves high heels, reading romance, scarfing down dark chocolate, gulping wine, and Chris Hemsworth. Oh, and her husband and three children. You can follow her all over social media, and keep up to tabs with her latest releases on her website: www.mariannerice.com
Series: Reed Security Series #6
Author: Giulia Lagomarsino
Genre: Contemporary/Security Romance
Release Date: September 18, 2018
Hunter “Pappy” Papacosta can’t get Lucy Grant out of his head. He’s had a casual relationship with her for awhile, but when she almost dies in a fire, everything changes in his eyes. He’ll do anything to prove to her that he can be the man she needs. But Lucy doesn’t trust that Hunter is ready for a relationship and isn’t willing to risk her heart on someone that will just let her down. But when someone comes after Lucy, Hunter will do anything he can to protect her. Even if it means he loses her.
Goodreads Review – “This book made me laugh, cry, cringe, and sit on the edge of my seat. If you like romance books with dirty sex and a bit of mystery, then this is the book for you.”
Goodreads Review – “I have to say that I absolutely loved this book.”
Goodreads Review – “I honestly hope this author never suffers with writer’s block. Her ideas and the conversation between these men are awesome.”
I’m a stay at home mom that loves to read. Some of my favorite titles are Pride and Prejudice, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Horatio Hornblower. I started writing when I was trying to come up with suggestions on ways I could help bring in some extra money. I came up with the idea that I could donate plasma because you could earn an extra $500/month. My husband responded with, “No. Find something else. Write a blog. Write a book.” I didn’t think I had anything to share on blog that a thousand other mothers hadn’t already thought of. I decided to take his challenge seriously and sat down to write my first book, Jack. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed writing. From there, the stories continued to flow and I haven’t been able to stop. I hope my readers enjoy my books as much as I enjoy writing them. Between reading, writing, and taking care of three small kids, my days are quite full.
Ice Cream Castles
This debut novella from Clarke Collins is a steamy contemporary romance set in Chicago with relatable characters, humor, and poignancy. From the blurb:
When uptight Eli crosses paths with world-weary Naomi, culture clash ensues. After a strained encounter, the pair later discovers that what they share in common outweighs their differences. ICE CREAM CASTLES is a May-December romance that explores grief, understanding, and acceptance, with a passionate twist. It will leave you wanting more.
Buy it now at Amazon for $2.99. Also available on Kindle Unlimited.
UK – Amazon – £2.27 – Also available on Kindle unlimited.
About the Author
Clarke Collins is a not-so-average Midwestern American mom by day and vivid dream wrangler by night. Aside from her vast consumption of romance and speculative fiction novels, her writing inspiration comes from an array of influential talents, across artistic disciplines and genres. A perfect life for Clarke is one filled with books and infinite time to read them all.
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