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One Poison Pie by Lynn Cahoon

  Release Date: 01.26.2021 Synopsis: What’s a kitchen witch to do when her almost-fiancé leaves her suddenly single and unemployed? For Mia Malone, the answer’s simple: move to her grandmother’s quirky Idaho hometown, where magic is an open secret and witches and warlocks are (mostly) welcome. With a new gourmet dinner delivery business—and a touch of magic in her recipes—Mia’s hopes are high. Even when her ex’s little sister, Christina, arrives looking for a place to stay, Mia takes it in stride. But her first catering job takes a distasteful turn when her client’s body is found, stabbed and stuffed under the head table. Mia’s shocked to learn that she’s a suspect—and even more so when she realizes she’s next on a killer’s list. With Christina, along with Mia’s meddling grandma, in the mix, she’ll have to find out which of the town’s eccentric residents has an appetite for murder…before this fresh start comes to a sticky end. . . . Review: One Poison Pie was the third paranormal cozy

Faking It by Portia MacIntosh

  Release Date: 01.26.2021 Synopsis: The perfect house, the perfect husband and the perfect life... or is she just faking it? Life has been a bit of a rollercoaster for Ella. Growing up as the 'less successful' identical twin to her 'perfectly successful' sister, Emma, has left her feeling isolated, inadequate and let's face it.. a little bitter. When Emma unexpectedly reaches out to Ella in a time of need, Ella suddenly finds herself with the opportunity to fill in for her sister and experience how the other half live. But as Ella navigates the world of gossiping mothers, rebellious teens and trying to play the model housewife (not to mention avoiding the temptation of attractive men at the school gates...) will she discover that all is not always as it seems on the other side? Review: Ella is a young woman who is still trying to find her groove in this life. She has just lose her latest job and her apartment after a fire broke out in her living room when she gets

Deadly Whispers in Lower Dimblebrook by Julie Butterfield

  Release Date: 10.30.2020 Synopsis: When Isabelle Darby moves to the delightfully cosy village of Lower Dimblebrook, she’s searching for peace and quiet as well as a chance to escape from heartbreak. After making friends with Fiona Lambourne, another newcomer to the village, Issie is left reeling when tragedy strikes and Fiona is murdered, the second wife Anthony Lambourne has lost in unfortunate circumstances. And if that wasn’t bad enough, the local gossips insist that Fiona had been embroiled in an affair before her death, something which Issie knows not to be the case. Determined to clear her friend's reputation and solve the mystery of the rumours, Issie takes on both the gossips and the handsome but stern DI Wainwright, making both friends and enemies along the way! Review: Issie just transferred from Bristol to Lower Dimblebrook village, she became easily friend of Fiona Lambourne a slightly newcomer like her after she married a local man. They make a great duo and they fee

Crashing East by Aly Stiles

  Release Date: 01.22.2021 Synopsis: He’s the bane of her existence. She’s the latest thorn in his side. Until angry sparks hint at a passionate blaze. Personal Assistant Hadley Crawford was already against her boss’s decision to front a new band with a disgraced ex-rocker. Imagine her surprise when Viv’s new bandmate is also the arrogant jerk from upstairs. So what if he’s talented, hot, and captivating? People resist unhealthy attractions all the time. What’s the step below rock bottom? That’s where Julian Campbell lives after the collapse of his former band and the death of his sister. A year later, things only get worse when his deadbeat brother-in-law drops off his niece and never comes back. The last thing he needs right now is his nightmare neighbor showing up to thwart his one chance at getting back on his feet. But things get complicated when painful secrets turn a bitter rivalry into a risky attraction. What if the same fire driving them apart is the only thing strong enough

A Match for the Rebellious Earl by Lara Temple

  Release Date: 01.21.2021 Synopsis: Dashing and disreputable... Now, he's back in Society's ballrooms! Whispers of Captain Kit Carrington—now Lord Westford—have long scandalised the  ton his arrival at the season's most-anticipated ball sends society's gossips into a frenzy! Miss Genevieve Maitland needs his help to find an eligible match for her sister but assumes he'll be reluctant to help the family that rejected him. Yet after one spine tingling waltz with Kit, sensible Genny finds he's not her opponent—but a very tempting ally...! Review: A Match For The Rebellious Earl was my first read of the year and my first 5 stars review. This is a story I was waiting for a few months now. Lara Temple didn't disappoint me telling Captain Kit Carrington story after she showed us briefly in the previous book in the series how amazing he was. Captain Carrington is back in London to attend his stepsister's wedding, but soon enough he finds out he has to att

His Unlikely Duchess by Amanda McCabe

  Release Date: 01.01.2021 Synopsis: Money can buy her marriage But will it lead to love? Miss Lily Wilkins hopes her American money will compensate for her lack of etiquette, as she needs a prestigious marriage to save her sisters’ prospects. Raised to believe wealth was her greatest attribute, she’s stunned when her unconventional ways catch the eye of the notorious Duke of Lennox. He’s far from the safe, sensible match she’d planned on—but Lily might just discover he’s the one she needs! Review: His Unlikely Duchess was such a good and enjoyable read. It was the first time I've read something about the American Heiresses and Amanda McCabe depitced this world so well I couldn't and wouldn't put this book down. I'm so curious I'm going to do some other research on this subject. Miss Lily Wilkins arrives to London from America with her sisters and her mother who wants to find the best suitors for them in order to gain some recognition into the english high society

Murder on the Menu by Fiona Leitch

  Release Date: 01.15.2021 Synopsis: Still spinning from the hustle and bustle of city life, Jodie ‘Nosey’ Parker is glad to be back in the Cornish village she calls home. Having quit the Met Police in search of something less dangerous, the change of pace means she can finally start her dream catering company and raise her daughter, Daisy, somewhere safer. But there’s nothing like having your first job back at home to be catering an ex-boyfriend’s wedding to remind you of just how small your village is. And when the bride, Cheryl, vanishes Jodie is drawn into the investigation, realising that life in the countryside might not be as quaint as she remembers… With a missing bride on their hands, there is murder and mayhem around every corner but surely saving the day will be a piece of cake for this not-so-amateur sleuth? Review: Jodie Parker left London’s cops and her cheating husband to come back to her hometown on the Cornwall coast with her pre teen daughter. She became a chef and sh

The Heiress's Pregnancy Surprise by Donna Alward

  Release Date: 02.01.2021 Synopsis: A VIP assignment… an unexpected consequence! Ex-SAS officer Jacob Wolfe’s latest job, as aristocrat Charlotte Pemberton’s bodyguard, is pushing him to his limits. Never one to step over the line, he’s determined to ignore their intense connection. Until a single dance leads to a forbidden kiss… and Jacob is tempted to break all his rules. But their resulting night together has an unexpected consequence… Review: This was a quick and enjoyable read. Jacob Wolfe, retired SAS officer now owner of a security company, accepts to be Heiress Charlotte Pamberton's bodyguard during the New York fashion week. Charlotte, is the PR of her family's fashion company, Aurora Inc., she has the responsibility for the success of the fashion week so she reluctantly agreeds to be followed by a bodyguard to protect her from the threats she got in the previous months. They are from worlds apart but they are instantly attracted from each other, Jacob strictly r

A Waltz with the Outspoken Governess by Catherine Tinley

  Release Date: 01.01.2021 Synopsis: A quiet governess… An unruly heart Sir Nicholas Denny is desperate to find a governess to care for his boisterous nieces and nephews. Demure vicar’s daughter Mary Smith seems ideal—at first. All too soon Nicholas discovers a different side…a beautiful, vivacious woman, even if she infuriates him with her strong opinions! When he waltzes with Mary at a party, he knows he’s in trouble—the spark between them is so tempting, but she challenges everything he thought he wanted in a wife! Review: Miss Mary Smith has to find a job when she finds out her father was brought to the gaol and her school turns her away. By a stroke of luck she finds a job as Governess for Sir Nicholas Denny at Stiffkey Hall near the prison where his father was kept. She tries to be the best governess, to keep her thoughts for herself in order to keep her job but at times it's difficult to do and her real personality shows. Sir Nicholas loves his quiet life in country with the

Roommate by Sarina Bowen

  Release Date: 01.12.2021 Synopsis: Wanted: One roommate to share a 3-bedroom house, split the rent, and ideally not be the guy I can’t stop thinking about. I’m a man with too many secrets, so the last thing I need is a new roommate with a sexy smile and blue eyes that see right through me. Eight years ago, Roderick left town after high school. We’re not friends. I owe him nothing. But back then, I let one of my secrets slip, and he’s the only one who noticed. Part of me knows I should run far, far away. But the other part wants him to come upstairs and spend the night. But if I let him in, I could lose everything. Seeking: A room to rent in town. I’m tidy, have no pets, and I will feed you homemade bread. I should probably add: Gay AF, and has no filter. It’s no wonder my new landlord is so wary of me. A smarter man would ignore those hot glances from Kieran Shipley. The broody lumberjack wants more from me than another homemade pretzel, but if I push my luck, I’ll end up back on the

A Curious Incident by Vicki Delany

  Release Date: 01.12.2021 Synopsis: "I am not a Consulting Detective," Gemma Doyle reluctantly tells 10-year-old Lauren Tierney, when the little girl comes to the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium to beg Gemma to find her missing cat, Snowball. Gemma might not be able to follow the clues to find the cat, but her dog Violet follows her nose to locate the missing kitten in a neighbor's garden shed. Gemma and Violet proudly return Snowball to her grateful owner, and Gemma basks in praise for a job well done. But a few days later Lauren is back with ten dollars in hand, wanting to once again hire a consulting detective, and this time for a far bigger job: Her mother has been accused of murdering her garden club rival. Sheila Tierney's garden, which everyone said was the one to beat for the West London Garden Club trophy, had been vandalized the night before the club's early summer tour. Sheila confronted her former friend and gardening partner Anna Wentworth in a

Only One Night by Natasha Madison

  Release Date: 05.01.2021 Synopsis: Manning As captain of the Dallas Oilers, I was their leader on and off the ice. From the outside, it looked like I had the perfect life. I didn’t. I was married to a woman who refused to give me a divorce. All she wanted was the status title, and all I wanted was to be set free. It was supposed to be just another event, except it took a turn I didn’t see coming. Evelyn Attending my best friend’s bachelorette party isn’t something I was looking forward to. But it’s strange what a couple of glasses of wine will do. It was one night, and I thought I would never see him again. Especially not coming face-to-face with him and his wife while picking up my nephew from hockey practice. All it takes is one kiss, one touch, one chance, and only one night. Review: I was really curious to read this story and I've finished it in no time. Natasha Madison succeded to keep my attention throughout the book, she made me read about cheating and I've even cheere

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