The last 2 weeks have had such fantastic new releases that I didn’t want to separate them into two posts so this list is a round up from last week and this week. Note that if you’ve previously checked this list, several new books have been added, so be sure to scroll down again!! There’s everything from swoony romance to erotic BDSM to thrillers, bad boy love, military romance, second chance romance and SO much more!!
**UPDATE: I just posted my Top 10 Books That Have Stayed With Me so be sure to check them out!
Don’t Let Go by Sharla Lovelace – $0.99 Top recommendation!! 5 STARS!!
YOU GUYS HAVE TO GET THIS BOOK!!! It’s on sale for $0.99 and it’s literally one of the BEST books I’ve read!! It’s a gorgeous love story with intensely strong emotions. It made me laugh. It made me cry. And it has one of the most wonderful endings EVER!!!!!! Also, if you’re a fan of The Sweet Gum Tree, you will LOVE this. The hero + heroine were childhood friends and later young lovers torn apart by a tragedy. Then, he suddenly comes home 26 years (!!!) later and the secrets behind why they were torn apart come out… Read my review
Stay With Me by Sharla Lovelace – Just went live!!
*squee* I just one-clicked this book!!!! It’s a new standalone romance by author of Don’t Let Go (see above) and I can’t WAIT to read it!! It’s described as a heartwarming love story. — A bad boy who broke her heart then disappeared. A 10 year gap. A daughter. A swoony new love with a sexy veterinarian that all gets complicated when the bad boy rolls back into town…
Losing Me, Finding You by Natalie Ward – New top recommendation!!
WOW!! I read this book in one sitting and absolutely LOVED it!! Holy hell!!! The intensity of this love story was off the charts!!!! My heart was pounding from start to finish and this book was totally unique. Unlike anything else I’ve ever read. — The heroine wakes up every four years in a different city, with a different life, and no memory of her previous lives. Each time she has to figure out where she is, who she is, and has to find her way back to HIM. The man she loves and the man who loves her unconditionally. This is their story. Read my review.
Within These Walls by J.L. Berg – New release & new review!!
I just posted my new review for this book! It was a really sweet love story ➜ The heroine is a survivor. She was born with a damaged heart and has spent most of her life in the hospital. The (tattooed) hero is broken inside, grieving the death of a woman he’d loved. But when he sees her, something changes and he makes it his mission to try and bring happiness into her life… *** NOTE: Sales from this week only will be donated to a children’s heart charity so if you’re planning to read it at all, grab your copy now!!
Calmly, Carefully, Completely by Tammy Falkner – New review!!
SQUEEE!!! I just finished this and LOVED it!!! So many feels, so much swoon!! You can read it as a standalone (I did) even though it’s part of the Reed Brothers series. This story is about Pete Reed. He’s covered in tattoos and fresh out of jail but he’s a good man with a good heart, one of the Reed Brothers… And that’s when he meets HER. Again. Two and a half years ago he saved her and she’s been wanting to thank him ever since… Read my review.
Changing Course by Aly Martinez – $0.99 Sale & Top recommendation!!
I’m so excited that this is ON SALE now!!! From the moment I started this book, I just couldn’t put it down. It had the perfect balance of heart wrenching angst, smoking hot romance, and humor. It was emotional, swoony and had a to-die-for Alpha hero who I fell completely in love with. I’ve always fallen especially hard for the protective, tortured types of guys and Brett was no exception!! It’s a second chance romance with a big, totally unique twist (read more about the story set-up in my review) but basically, I highly recommend it!! Read my review.
Among The Echoes by Aly Martinez – Recent release & recommendation!!
Ok, I’m sneaking this one in too because it was just released and I really loved it too! The story is a complete standalone but there’s a little twist that connects it with the two books posted above (if you’ve already read those books, you’ll totally *squee* when you read the twist ) This book was a sexy, suspenseful romance about a woman in witness protection who catches the eye of a celebrity boxer!! If you like strong, ALPHA, protective heroes, you’re going to LOVE Slate Andrews!! That man made me SWOOOOON!!! Read my review.
The Viper by Kele Moon – New release!!
Bad boy alert!!! Oh, this guy is a VERY bad boy… He’s a fighter, a gang member. He commits crimes and he breaks the rules. Until her. She’s a high school teacher. Smart, strong, and sexy. She is a woman he shouldn’t want. Shouldn’t touch. Shouldn’t love. But he finds himself going back for a taste of the forbidden… — I’m intrigued!!
Thin Love by Eden Butler – New release!!
Oooh!! I just saw this new book recommended by one of my favorite authors, Penelope Douglas (she said 5 stars!! “Read this in one sitting! Without a doubt, my favorite dynamic of bad boy meets feisty good girl. Superb writing!”) and it sounds really good!! It’s a second chance romance. The hero is an NFL player… and he’s reconnecting with the girl he lost sixteen years ago… ➜ “Love isn’t supposed to be an addiction. It isn’t supposed to leave you bleeding.”
Worth Forgiving by Vi Keeland – New release!!
New MMA fighter book!!! This is a standalone romance and the sexy, Alpha hero is described as a “gentleman in public, a commanding, dirty talking rogue in the bedroom.” — Sounds HOT!!!
Forever Kinda Love by Clara Stone – Recent release!!
Ooooh!!! This is recommended by one of my fav authors, Nina Lane, and I love the sound of it ➜ The hero and heroine met when they were little kids on the day her mother died. From then on, he sticks by her side, slowly becoming her strength and her entire world. Ten years later, a crippling event threatens to change her life. She tries to hide the truth but he knows her too well and is ready to do whatever it takes. He will stay by her side until she accepts that their love is worth fighting for.
Wild Temptation by Emma Hart – New release!!
This is the first book in the Wild series by Emma Hart (a Call series spin-off). The hero is sexy, dirty-talking, & British!! ➜ He’s a sex addict. I’m a love addict. This is temptation.
Beast: Part 1 by Ella James – New release!!
Ok, I’m super intrigued by this new serial (novellas)!! It’s an erotic, modern-day twist on the Beauty & The Beast fairy tale!! — HE once a famous movie star but a 10-year prison sentence turned him into a Beast. Ruthless, and cunning, he now runs the prison from the inside and his word is law…. and only SHE can save him. Annabelle, the warden’s stepdaughter.
Unlit Star by Lindy Zart – $0.99 New release!!
This book’s blurb really grabbed me. It sounds really good! The hero is the untouchable popular guy, a star. But all stars eventually fall. The heroine is the outcast, alone in the dark. And when he falls, she catches him…
PS – this is a standalone, but I’ve been warned that its a heart-breaker, so definitely bring lots of tissues when you read it.
Hard To Hold On To by Laura Kaye – New release!!
This is a Hard Ink novella, part of a popular romance series about four ex-soldiers who run an operation against an organized crime ring out of the back of a tattoo shop. This is Easy’s story. He knows the pain of not being able to save those he loves, which is why he is not going to let her out of his sight….
Seducing Lauren by Kristen Proby – New release!!
This is the second standalone in the Love Under the Big Sky series. — When the Lauren’s no-good ex-husband comes after her, Ty steps in to protect her. She’s not ready for another relationship, so he has to convince her that her mistake wasn’t getting married, but marrying the wrong guy…
Debt Inheritance by Pepper Winters – New release!!
This story brings a new dark hero and roller-coaster romance… Her life is his until she’s paid off the debt that’s centuries old. He can do what he likes with her — nothing is out of bounds — she has to obey. There are no rules. Only payments…
It’s only $0.99 (full length novel) but it has a cliffhanger. The sequel will be out before the end of the year though.
Dear John (Choisie #3) by Lori L Otto – New release!!
This is the third book in a YA series “Choisie” that is a spin-off of the amazing and emotional Emi Lost & Found series. It is NOT a standalone and should be read in the order listed below. If you are new to these, I highly recommend starting with the Emi Lost & Found series. It was a 5 STAR read for me!!
Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins – New release!!
This is the final standalone book in the “Anna and the French Kiss” series – highly rated YA romance! It’s a sweet, sexy, and swoonworthy story of true love set against the stunning backdrops of New York City, Paris, and Barcelona… and I’ve heard amazing things about it!!!
No Inbetween (Inside Out #4) by Lisa Renee Jones – New release!!
This is the fourth full-length novel in the INSIDE OUT series, an erotic BDSM romance/ thrilling mystery series that also has a TV Show deal too!! I’ve listed the reading order below as these books must be read in order. Note that the first 3 are on sale now.
A Whole New Crowd by Tijan – New release!!
This new standalone is about a girl who grew up with a criminal boyfriend and a brother who was in a gang. She’s thrilled to be adopted by a family in a nearby town. New family. New friends. A new world. But secrets start being revealed that tie her new life back to her old one and now she’s fighting for survival…
OMG!! This is one of my FAVORITE series!!! It’s an amazing heart-warming, SWOOOOOONY romance about a famous pro hockey player who falls in love with a single mom and her two little twin girls (or, his Twinkies ). 5 STARS!!!
Twice In A Lifetime by Ruthie Henrick – Random Find
Wow! This $0.99 standalone looks so good and really different!! It’s a second chance romance with a twist… the heroine marries a guy she meets on a blind date and is ready to live out their happily ever after together. But his sudden death also uncovers a huge betrayal. The hero however, has been on the sidelines the whole time. For 15 years, he’s been in love with his best friend’s wife. He’s waited half a lifetime for a chance to love her, and now it’s time to make his move….
Beyond Addiction by Kit Rocha – Recent release!!
This is the latest book (#5) in the Beyond series. I haven’t read these but they’re set in a dark, gritty, futuristic world and I hear that they are H.O.T.!!!
Here’s the full series reading order. Each book is about a different couple but they’re all interconnected… Bundle of Books #1-3, #3.5 Beyond Temptation, #4 Beyond Jealousy, #4.5 Beyond Solitude, #5 Beyond Addiction.
Elicit by Rachel Van Dyken – Recent release!!
This is a standalone Mafia-themed romance in the popular Eagle Elect series. I LOVE the blurb… ➜ “I killed my father in cold blood and lost my soul… And [my best friend's sister] just ripped my heart out and asked me to hold it in my hands while she put bullets through it. I’m cursed so I did it. I’m numb so I held it. I’m wicked so I liked it… Welcome to the Dark Side of the Family.”
Incandescent by River Savage – Reader rec!!
This BIKER book has been recommended to me several readers recently so I thought I’d share it again. It has really HIGH ratings and the Alpha hero is the Club president of the Knights Rebels MC. He’s described as “crass, obnoxious and dangerously sexy”… and he’s also single dad to his son. Awwww!! I want to meet him!
Drowning Instinct by Ilsa J. Bick – Random find!!
I came across a book randomly and the blurb really grabbed me. So I wanted to share in case you want to check it out too… ➜➜ “There are stories where the girl gets her prince, and they live happily ever after. (This is not one of those stories.) There are stories where the monster gets the girl. (This is not one of those stories either.) And there are stories where it’s hard to be sure who’s a prince and who’s a monster, who is a victim and who should live happily ever after. (These are the most interesting stories of all.)”
Unmasked: Volume #3 by Cassia Leo – Recent release!!
This is the final volume in the highly-rated UNMASKED serial. The story is about a woman who witnesses a murder which brings a mysterious man into her life who says he wants to protect her. These 3 volumes must be read in order.
Hard Knox by Nicole Williams – Recent release!!
BAD BOY alert!! This new book sounds good!! The heroine is a writer for the college newspaper trying to figure out who has been drugging girls’ drinks at parties, and Knox is the college bad boy and the biggest suspect. But when she’s drugged at a party and wakes up on his couch, she’s left with more questions than answers and even more secrets to uncover…
PS – this is a standalone and the first book in a new series (different couples).
Tempting Her Best Friend by Gina Maxwell – $0.99 Recent release!!
Alyssa is tired of waiting for her next-door neighbor to see her as more than just his best friend and heads to Vegas where she’s hoping to get lucky…. Dillon Alexander thinks his best friend deserves a man who can give her the world, not damaged goods. But when he realizes she intends to have a one-night stand on her vacation, he hauls ass after her to make sure he’s the one to scratch her itch…
Dust To Dust (E.I.T. #9 by Karina Halle) – Recent Release!!
This is the final book & series conclusion of the Experiment In Terror series by Karina Hale!! This is a VERY popular paranormal series and the books must be read in order: #1 Darkhouse, #2 Red Fox, #2.5 The Benson, #3 Dead Sky Morning, #4 Lying Season, #5 On Demon Wings, #5.5 Old Blood, #5.7 The Dex Files, #6 Into The Hollow, #6.5 And With The Madness Comes The Light, #7 Come Alive, #8 Ashes to Ashes, #9 Dust To Dust.
Captured by Jasinda Wilder – Recent Release
This is a full-length standalone military romance and it sounds heart-wrenching! ➜ “I married a Marine. I knew the risks. Every time my husband shipped out, I knew there was a chance he wouldn’t come back. But Thomas always did. Always. Then one day two officers in full dress uniform knocked on my door and shattered my world…”
Sleeping With The Boss by Marissa Clarke – $0.99 Recent Release
This new book sounds fun! The heroine accepts a job where she meets the hottest man she’s ever seen, Former Marine William Anderson. He’s there working undercover and she’s his latest suspect!! Desire lands them in bed…but duty may cost him his heart.
This is the first book in a new series of standalone romances. Each book will be about a different brother.
Fighting Destiny by Amelia Hutchins – $0.99 sale!!
This is the first book of the popular paranormal romance series “The Fae Chronicles” and it’s on sale for $0.99 right now!! The hero is the Prince of the Dark Fae and is determined to have the heroine work for him. “He’s a rude, overbearing egotistical ass with a compulsive need to possess, dominate and control.” — Teehee!!
More books in the series are currently available.
Shattered by Tracey Wolff – $0.99 sale!!
This sale book has a professional snowborder hero!! He’s at the “very top of the professional snowboarding world” when tragedy strikes. At his lowest point, he meets the heroine who is also fighting her own battles.
I haven’t read it but this can be a standalone even though it’s second in the series. The first book is called Shredded (different couple).
The Force of Gravity by Kelly Stevenson – Random Find
A reader just brought this student/teacher to my attention. It takes place in the last few months of high school when a new math teacher arrives who challenges the 18-year-old heroine’s perfect, predictable life and suddenly makes her want more.
I haven’t read it but it has really high ratings so I’m passing on the recommendation in case you want to check it out too!!
Into The Storm by Melanie Moreland – Random Find
I stumbled across this book randomly and read it the other day. It’s about a woman on the run who crashes her car in the woods outside the home of a reclusive writer with a painful past of his own. He takes her in but she wakes up with no memory of who she is and no ID. Trapped together in his cabin, isolated by a raging storm, they slowly open up to each other, learning to trust and love… until her past suddenly catches up with her…. — Read my review.
The Sweet Gum Tree by Katherine Allred - $0.99 sale & recommendation!
This is one of my all-time favorite second chance love stories. It’s one of those hidden gems with an unforgettable story!! It’s a beautifully written, intense, and highly emotional standalone that is both heart wrenching and heart warming. 5 STARS!!! And, it’s ONLY $0.99!!! Read my review.
“You’re the only one I’ve ever wanted, Alix, the only one I’ll ever want. That’s a promise.”
What Price Paradise by Katherine Allred - $0.99 sale & recommendation!!
Another of my favorite books is on sale!!! This is a standalone written by the author of The Sweet Gum Tree about a girl who finds herself pregnant after a one-night stand with a guy she’s secretly loved for a long time. And, from the moment he discovers she’s pregnant, he tries to do right by her… It’s a really beautiful, heart warming love story. Still a FAVORITE and only $0.99. Read my review.
Present Perfect by Alison G Bailey - Top recommendation!!
This just got a beautiful new cover and so I’m bring it back to the front page. I adored this story. It’s a standalone romance and it had SO much emotion and I truly FELT every word of the story!! It’s one of those books where you read the whole thing with your heart aching but I loved every word!! ➜ “I’ve been unsure about many things in my life except for one thing, that I have always loved him. Every single minute of every single day that I have been on this earth, my heart has belonged to him.” Read my review
Neighbor From Hell series by RL Mathewson - $0.99 series sale!
All 4 hilarious Neighbor from Hell series books are on sale!!! These are fun, sexy enemies-to-lovers standalones. I loved them and highly recommend them!!
The first 3 are contemporary, the 4th is historical romance.
Hope Over Fear by J.A. DeRouen – Recent Release
This is also a recently released standalone. I read the prologue and was hooked!! ➜ Today is the day that the man I love marries someone else. I don’t deserve pity or sympathy. I left Mason and ripped his heart to pieces as I ran away. The guilt and sorrow consume me everyday… But today is a new beginning. Today is the day I will wake up with a renewed determination to be better. My name is Sara Preston, and this is my story about what happens after.
Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon - Series sale!!
This is a epic romance historical fiction story set in 18th century Scotland (the hero, Jamie Fraser, is a Scots warrior) and the TV series starts this month!! All the books (except the newest) are on sale for $3.99-$4.99 each right now (reg. $7.99-$11.99).
*** RECENT RECOMMENDATIONS ***
It’s LIVE!!!!! It’s finally here!! I adored this book!!! Absolute, stunning perfection in every way. It’s an intensely emotional, beautiful, sexy, and heart-wrenching story of love and healing. I almost guarantee that you’ll cry (seriously, my heart broke for Miles!!!) but I promise you it’s worth every tear because the way that it all comes together is just gorgeous!!! Truly a must-read!! 6 STARS!!
“If I were capable of loving someone… it would be you.”
I absolutely LOVED this book!!! It was SO much more than I expected. Deeply emotional, sexy, funny, romantic…. and it had that special heart-pounding intensity to it. Definitely a new top fav!!! — It’s a forbidden romance about a Marine who’s home on leave and drawn to the one girl he can’t have… his best friend’s sister. But he’s only home for 4 weeks before he’s sent out again for another 9 months so every second they have together is stolen and precious…
*** LISTS OF BOOKS ***
- LIST of MY RECENT REVIEWS (in case you missed any recommendations)
- LIST of BOOKS I WANT TO READ (essentially, my TBR)
- LIST of BEST BOOKS READ IN 2014 - ongoing list
- LIST of BEST BOOKS READ IN 2013
- LIST of BEST BOOKS READ IN 2012