Hooking Him by Aurora Rose Reynolds

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Aurora Rose Reynolds comes the sizzling final installment to the humorous and heart-filled How to Catch an Alpha series.

Anna McAlister needs a new life. But that doesn’t mean she needs a new man. After leaving her fiancé and Chicago behind, she promises herself no dating until she finds what she’s looking for. But meeting one seriously hot and determined detective has her questioning herself.

Calvin Miller is that detective, and he’s been burned by women in the past. It’s easy for him to sleep alone and focus on his work, but the moment he lays eyes on Anna, he starts imagining sexy nights with her wrapped in his sheets. Maybe it’s time to get back out there.

But just as the attraction between them begins to sizzle, Anna’s past shows up to create trouble. And to make matters worse, a string of murders forces Calvin to juggle his new relationship and his career. His worst fear? That the two are somehow connected.

Can they find love together, or will her past and his duty sink their hopes?

Reinventing Jenna Rose by Joni Marie Iraci

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“Reinventing Jenna Rose,” is a work of fiction but its inception originates on the streets of New York City where over the years the author observed and listened to the goings-on and hustling bustle of other people’s conversations in passing, weaving it all together along with six decades of life experience.

Infused with humor, the sadness of the subject matter is diminished and the reader is offered a reprieve. The street scenes, teenage angst, court drama, and family dynamics provide a relatable page-turning escalating drama coming to its open-ended conclusion leaving the reader with food for thought. Well-read Jenna references famous poets, authors, and literary characters to self-soothe while her sometimes snarky responses demonstrate a somewhat false bravado further endearing her to the reader.

Jenna, together with her grandmother, Kate, the street-wise neighbor girl, Gypsy; the quirky psychotherapist, Dr. G.; attorney, Camille, and a female white German Shepherd named Gracie, faces her past head-on in Federal Court. Twists and turns and unexpected family secrets come to light providing a subplot that takes Jenna on a surprising path.

“Reinventing Jenna Rose,” is an entertaining read that propels the reader along the unusual journey of a young girl as she finds her way towards salvation without retaining the scars of victimhood.

In the Dark with the Duke by Christi Caldwell

A lady of reserve and a fierce street fighter find common ground in the second Lost Lords of London novel by USA Today bestselling author Christi Caldwell.

Eight years ago, Lady Lila March retreated to the safe shadows of her family’s estate after a devastating tragedy. Weary of being a whisper of her former self, she is determined to brave the dangers of the outside world again. No man is better equipped to train her in the art of defense than the Savage Gentleman, East London’s undefeated street fighter.

Hugh Savage reigns as king—of the underworld. Physically invulnerable, emotionally battered, he has his reasons for bare-knuckle brawling. Though Hugh longs to break free of the ring and leave behind the brutal world of violence, he’s intrigued by the challenge Lady Lila poses. A mysterious lady of the peerage willfully descending into the dangerous rookeries? That bespeaks a woman with secrets of her own.

As their unconventional pact progresses, Hugh comes to admire the resolve in Lila’s heart. And beneath his hard surface, she sees a tenderness that touches her to the quick. They’ll soon discover how much they need each other—to face their pasts together, and to fight for a future they deserve.

Your Blue Is Not My Blue by Aspen Matis

From Aspen Matis, author of the acclaimed true story Girl in the Woods, comes a bold and atmospheric memoir of a woman who—in searching for her vanished husband—discovers deeper purpose.

Aspen’s and Justin’s paths serendipitously aligned on the Pacific Crest Trail when both were walking from Mexico to Canada, separately and alone—both using thru-hiking in hopes of escaping their pasts. Both sought to redefine themselves beneath the stars. By the time they made it to the snowy Cascade Range of British Columbia—the trail’s end—Aspen and Justin were in love.

Embarking on a new pilgrimage the next summer, they returned to those same mossy mountains where they’d met, and they married. They built a world together, three years of a happy marriage. Until a cold November morning, when, after kissing Aspen goodbye, Justin left to attend the funeral of a close friend.

He never came back. As days became weeks, her husband’s inexplicable absence left Aspen unmoored. Shock, grief, fear, and anger battled for control—but nothing prepared her for the disarming truth. A revelation that would lead Aspen to reassess not only her own life but that of the disappeared as well.

The result is a brave and inspiring memoir of secrets kept and unearthed, of a vanishing that became a gift: a woman’s empowering reclamation of unmitigated purpose in the surreal wake of mystifying loss.

Gender Rebels by Anneka Harry

Meet the unsung sheroes of history: the diverse, defiant and daring (wo)men who changed the rules, and their identities, to get sh*t done.

You’ll encounter Kit Cavanagh, the swaggering Irish dragoon who was the first woman to be buried in London with full military honours; marauding eighteenth-century pirates Mary Read and Anne Bonny, who collided on the high seas after swapping their petticoats for pantaloons; Ellen Craft, an escaped slave who masqueraded as a white master to spirit her husband-to-be to freedom; and Billy Tipton, the swinging jazz musician, who led a double life as an adult, taking five wives along the way. Then there are the women who still have to dress like men to live their best lives, like the inspirational football-lovers in Iran, who risk everything to take their place in the stands.

A call to action for the modern world, this book celebrates the #GenderRebels who paved the way for women everywhere to be soldiers and spies; kings and queens; firefighters, doctors, pilots; and a Swiss Army knife’s-worth more. These superbly spirited (wo)men all had one thing in common: they defied the rules to progress in a man’s world.

The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall

Charles has his life path planned. A brilliant young man, heir to a hefty Boston fortune, son of a Harvard professor, his destiny is to be a professor of history. But he eschews that career to pursue divinity studies. When he meets Lily in the Radcliffe library, she is quick to inform him she doesn’t believe in God. But Charles can’t let her go. Their marriage is predicated on a deep love – and a deep understanding of the chasm between them.

James grew up in a hardscrabble Irish Catholic family in Chicago – and spent much of his youth attending to his alcoholic father and fearful mother. He sees his future change when a relative leaves him enough money to attend college. Here he develops his moral outrage, and civic-mindedness. When he meets Nan, he knows she is too good for him. The devout and beloved daughter of a minister and a debutante from Mississippi, Nan’s life was supposed to be predictable: Ole Miss and a hometown husband. But then her father insists she leave Mississippi for college. And then she meets James.

In THE DEARLY BELOVED, we follow these two couples through courtship and marriage, to their inevitable connection in New York City in 1963. When Charles and James are appointed co-pastors at the storied Third Presbyterian Church, the couples’ fates become entwined – uncomfortably.