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Off-Season by Jami Davenport

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  Synopsis: Andy: I just ended my rookie year with the Seattle Sockeyes in a win-or-go-home game, and we went home. I played a big part in that loss thanks in part to my lack of team play. It's time to lick my wounds, re-examine my role, and come to terms with demons I've been avoiding for too long. I buy an RV and take to the wilderness for a little solitude and lot of soul-searching. Just me, my dog Bones, and nature. There's one problem. My campsite neighbor is a too-cheerful, busy-body camp host. She brings out the worst in me, but I can't stop thinking about sharing a sleeping bag with her. Kennedy: As a brand ambassador for a large RV manufacturer, it's my job to make sure everyone is enjoying their camping experience. Usually I'm quite good at fixing problems and assisting campers until I meet the hot, grumpy hockey player next door. He claims he wants to be left alone; but after one look at his lost expression, I'm certain that's the last thing h

Mr. Park Lane by Louise Bay

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  Synopsis: I haven’t seen him in over a decade, but Joshua Luca can still get to me. And I hate it. At twenty-nine, I’m a doctor and I’ve travelled the world, but just the thought of him has me sliding my sweaty palms down my jeans and wishing I could steady my racing heartbeat. Joshua was an almost obsession until, at seventeen, he cost me my future. In one night, I grew up and let go of my silly crush. My infatuation for Joshua is dead and buried. Forever. It doesn’t matter that he’s my new flat mate. Or that he still has that same sexy smile. I barely notice how that, despite his billions, he’s the kindest man I know. Or that when he touches me, a thousand tiny fireworks explode all over my body. I’m completely over Joshua Luca. Review: Louise Bay books are always my most anticipated reads and she never let me down. Mr. Park Lane was good, the main characters pure perfection, the flowing storyline made me finish it too soon. Hartford had to go back to London, after years spent abro

How Not to Chaperon a Lady by Virginia Heath

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  Synopsis: His childhood nemesis… …is the woman he can’t resist! Chaperoning Charity Brookes while she’s on a singing tour should be easy for Griffith Philpot—he’s spent his whole life sparring with her over her flighty ways! But as he discovers that she’s much more than the impetuous girl he thought he knew, a passion ignites between them… Sharing a steamy kiss leaves him torn—he’s supposed to be responsible for guarding her virtue! Review: How Not To Chaperon A Lady is the third and last book in The Talk of the Beau Monde trilogy. We finally come to know Charity Brookes better. In the previous books she was depicted as the wildest and the most stubborn among the Brookes sisters, but in this one we can also see her commendable work ethic and her kind soul. Charity finally got the success she deserves as an opera singer and she is requested for a tour in the North. What started as the opportunity to go for a big unchaperoned adventure with her best friend Dorothy, soon became travelli

Searching For Truth by Barry Finlay

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  Synopsis: Former journalist Jake Scott relies on his weekly breakfast gatherings with friends and a temperamental tabby cat named Oliver to keep his spirits up. He has lost his wife, retired from his job and watched his daughter move to Toronto with her boyfriend. Things change when one of the breakfast attendees, a beautiful and tenacious police detective with a troubled teenage daughter, suggests Jake should write a book. When he takes her advice and researches a convicted murderer’s case, he finds out something is terribly wrong. Could a member of the breakfast group be hiding a secret deadly enough to commit murder? Jake follows leads that uncover a mysterious and disturbing rollercoaster ride of clues, all while his attraction for the detective grows. An attempt to force the true murderer out of hiding results in a terrifying ordeal on the coldest night of the year. Review: Searching For Thruth was my first attempt to read a mystery novel that wasn't cozy and I've really

Afterglow by Aria Wyatt

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  Release Date: 09.13.2021 Synopsis: I’m a numbers girl. Or at least I thought I was, until my formula fell apart. Back home in Vermont, with my dream on hiatus, I’m working at the Busy Bean and taking online classes. As long as I keep my focus, I’ll be back in New York City next semester. Hopefully. When Declan O’Shaughnessy storms into the café, all muscles and tattoos, wielding his sexy Irish brogue like a weapon, the only equation I can solve is one that lands me in his bed. Even more dangerous, is my growing affection for his cherub-faced little boy. But Declan has complications of his own. He’s cagey, but I’ll win him over. Yeah, about that focus… mine is all on him. Can we have a harmless fling without getting hurt? Review: Afterglow is the last book of the True North world and what a good way to end it. Aria Wyatt wrote such an emotional story, the characters were all diligently tangled to create a gripping story. The ending is powerful and extremely beautiful, it made the earl

Footnote by Alexa Gregory

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  Release Date: 09.13.2021 Synopsis: A moving second-chance romance where hope can turn history into a footnote. Sasha Covey needs a rewrite. Or a really big eraser. Her past doesn’t belong in the life she’s trying to rebuild. Her future—and her recovery—depend on a fresh start. Moving to Colebury seems like the perfect test until Penley Brooks waltzes into the Busy Bean. The handsome veterinarian is just as charming as when she fell for him a decade ago. Memories come flooding back, and their connection is as potent as ever. Trouble is, Sasha has good reason to keep her distance. Her recovery is still new, and the single dad has wounds of his own. After years of being an afterthought, Penley’s goals are finally within reach. As much as she aches to reconnect, Sasha won’t stand in the way of his dreams. Somehow, that all melts away whenever she’s with Penley. Together, dreaming is a little easier. But dreams don’t always survive in the real world. Not when the past comes knocking. Revi

Fireproof by Delancey Stewart

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  Release Date: 09.13.2021 Synopsis: The newest barista at the Busy Bean is about to steam the place up... Former Marine Mason Rye can make a cappuccino with military precision, but he finds it much harder to serve up a smile. It’s not that he doesn’t like people. But he knows from experience that once you let someone in, it hurts like hell when you lose them. And Mason’s lost too many people already. So it’s pretty damn inconvenient when his old Marine buddy shows up on Mason’s goat farm with his younger sister in tow. Heather’s work in Washington D.C. has turned dangerous, and she needs a safe place out of town. Mason doesn’t need a new roommate, especially not a pretty, single one who insists on rearranging his spice rack and giving his chickens cute names. Although there’s no denying the haunted look in her blue eyes. Every time her fear shows its face, he wants to reach for her. The problem is that she wants him, too. And when Mason breaks all his rules, they practically burn down

Sidetracked by R.L. Kenderson

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  Release Date: 09.13.2021 Synopsis: “Sometimes, not knowing where you’re going will lead you to where you need to be.” CHARLI My workplace eliminated my position the same month my relationship ended. With nothing keeping me in Richmond, Virginia, I get in my car and head northeast, unsure of where I’ll end up. Until I walk into The Busy Bean Café. With the Help Wanted sign and the quote on the wall meant for me, I know I’ve found my new home. GABE I gave up my executive job in Boston to come home to help run my family’s hardware store and to open my own handcrafted furniture business. I have specific plans for my life. Those plans don’t include the coffee shop’s new flighty barista even if she is cute as hell. But when I become Charli’s landlord, I find it harder than ever to stay away from her. And soon, I don’t want to. Review: Sidetracked was a nice, quick and easy read. When Charli lost her job and broke up with her boyfriend, she left Virginia putting few things in her car and dr

A Rogue Cowboy's Second Chance by Stephanie Rowe

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  Release Date: 09.14.2021 Synopsis: Fifteen years ago, he shattered her heart. Now she needs to trust him with her life. First in a new billionaire cowboy series by New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Rowe. Billionaire rancher Brody Hart protects others…no matter the cost to himself. When the woman he lost a decade ago needs his help, he has a second chance with the sassy country music star he never stopped loving. Tatum Crosby lives for her music, but when a stalker targets her, there’s only one man she trusts to keep her alive. But Brody wants a second chance with her heart, too. Can she trust him with both? When Brody takes Tatum to his ranch to keep her safe, attraction burns hot and bright, while betrayal, passion, and danger close in. Can the loyal, protective cowboy heal the scars on Tatum’s heart before she returns to her life and leaves him behind…again? Review: I didn't read a cowboy romance book in a long time and A Rogue Cowboy's Second Chance by Stephanie

Doubletalk by Teralyn Mitchell

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  Release Date: 09.13.2021 Synopsis: Basketball has always been his one love, until now . . . Zeke Armstrong never imagined he’d be back in Vermont, but here he is, living in Colebury and trying to rehab an injury that could mean an early retirement from pro basketball. Running into his former classmate, Mallory Barrett, shouldn’t be a distraction. It shouldn’t mean  anything , so why is he accidentally on purpose showing up at the coffee shop where the beautiful writer spends her time? Mallory Barrett has met a guy. Well, she hasn’t met him yet, except for on the dating app she almost refused to download. “Coby” sparks her interest and gets her jokes--and gives the romance-novel heroes she loves so much a full-court run for their money. When their first date doesn’t work out, she decides to give him another shot . . . just as a man she despises reenters her life. While her interest in the mystery man on the app grows, she clashes constantly with Zeke in real life. She can’t forgive hi

Safeguard by Stephanie Rose

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  Release Date: 09.02.2021 Synopsis: Jilted. Living in a glorified closet. The world’s worst bar waitress. I just need to keep a roof over my head and make tuition payments until I can finish graduate school. Then my real life will start. But right now, long nights at the Speakeasy have me burning the candle at both ends and the wax melting all over my fingers. When a bar manager offers me a job taking care of his adorable five-year-old daughter, it seems like the perfect solution. I get a quiet place to study. Matteo gets a reliable sitter. There should be no complications. Except that I like my new boss a little too much. His gorgeous dark eyes humble me, and the long talks we share fill me up inside. I can’t possibly fall for him. But the undeniable pull between us leads to a scorching kiss I can’t ignore or forget, and suddenly I’ve fallen for them both, father and daughter. And now three hearts are at stake. Review: Safeguard is a swoon-worthy modern fairy tail. Stephanie Rose wro

Stargazer by Wendy S. Marcus

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  Release Date: 09.02.2021 Synopsis: Randall Dickson is coping. Sort of. An upcoming medical eval, one that could end his military career, has him stressed and making bad choices. So when a concerned friend issues a strongly-worded “invitation” to Vermont, R.D. is all in for a change of scenery, a temporary job as a bartender, and the opportunity to shake himself out of his self-destructive routine. Then he sets eyes on his seriously sexy new co-worker… Lily Reynolds, an artist by day, Speakeasy’s favorite bartender at night, works hard to stay positive, unlike her surly new coworker. He may be a treat to look at, but that grumpy attitude and terse manner are not her type. So when Lily finds herself in desperate need of someone to share expenses, she convinces R.D. to rent her vacant room. There’s no way she’ll find herself falling for him. She’d like to find the secret admirer who’s leaving her secret love notes around the bar, though. But he won’t reveal himself... **This standalone

Starlight by Christine DePetrillo

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  Release Date: 09.02.2021 Synopsis: He doesn’t trust women. She only trusts dogs. Why can’t they keep their paws off each other? Darren Reade builds stone walls in Vermont--and around his heart. Women don’t stick around, so it’s better to put up No Trespassing signs and focus on raising his adopted son. Darren is willing to do whatever it takes to help the boy cope with his mother’s death. But doing it alone is a challenge. Grace Hollings indulges her love of old-school jazz by singing nights at the Speakeasy Taproom, and spends her days training service dogs, connecting small humans with smart pooches. Of course she’d planned to be married already, but a failed engagement has taught her that dogs make better company than men. One evening, Grace and Darren don’t exchange names, but they do engage in a single night neither of them will forget. Is once all there is? Or can they train their hearts to trust what they’ve built under the starlight? Review: Darren was sure to not meet Speake

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