Into the Blue by Chanel Cleeton is the second novel in the Wild Aces series about a crew of F-16 pilots and their romances. While each book will work as a standalone, the camaraderie between these men adds an element best enjoyed in order. Into the Blue delivered a heated second chance romance with depth as it brilliantly highlights issues regarding PTSD.
The Bourbon Thief by Tiffany Reisz is a southern gothic tale that spans generations and shares the mysterious closing of the Maddox family’s Red Thread Bourbon distillery that began during the Civil War and lasted generations until its doors were closed for unknown reasons. Suspenseful and captivating we learn the Maddox family’s darkest secrets.
Billionaire Bachelor by Jessica Lemmon is the first novel in the Billionaire Bad Boys series. A Haters’ to Lovers Arrangement between two hotel owners had me laughing, crying and ultimately smiling. Highly addictive with plenty of chemistry I devoured this a single afternoon.
In Curse of Tenth Grave by Darynda Jones, the tenth book in the deliciously funny and suspenseful Charley Davidson series Charley is home solving cases and reaping. The events of the previous novel are weighing on Charley. Completely addictive with reveals, twists, and characters I prefer to call friends, Jones had me flipping pages into the wee hours of the night.
One of my favorite things about following an author is seeing their growth as a writer. I fell in love with Cecy Robson reading her urban fantasy series Weird Girls, and followed her in her endeavors in contemporary romance. While I enjoyed her Shattered Past series, and hit pay dirt with the O’Brien Family series but she blew me away with Inseverable.
A Reason to Stay by Julieann Dove is a standalone contemporary romance that falls in the women’s fiction and chick-lit genres. Dove shares with us Elise Newton’s commitment issues. Issues that caused her to run from her true love years ago. Past and present collide forcing Elise to confront her feelings even if she’d like to kick up her heels and run.
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire is the first in her new series by the same name. I chose to listen to the audiobook narrated by Cynthia Hopkins and was rewarded as we entered Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children. Quirky and original this short audio delivered all that I love about McGuire’s storytelling.