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New Romance Book Releases: 28th-31st July

Here are the New romance book releases for the last week of July! Enjoy <3 

Releasing: 28th July 2020

Contemporary Romance

Man Down (A Rookie Rebels Novel) by Kate Meader

I've been texting the wife I lost, the woman I loved beyond measure . . . Now someone else has answered back.

Gunnar Bond is broken.
Three years ago, he lived through the car crash that took his wife and twins away from him--though "lived" barely describes his current state. Giving up professional hockey, going off grid, and drinking himself into oblivion are his coping mechanisms. Another is texting his dead wife about his days without her. Therapeutic? Doubtful. Crazy? Definitely. But those messages into the ether are virtually the only thing stopping him from spiraling to even darker places.

Until someone texts back ...

Sadie Yates is losing it.
Suddenly guardian to a little sister she doesn't know and a misbehaving hound she'd rather not know at all, she's had to upend her (sort of) glamorous life in LA and move back to Chicago. The nanny has quit, the money's running out, and her job is on the line. The last thing she needs is her sister's hockey camp counselor, a judgmental Viking type, telling her she sucks at this parenting lark. Thank the goddess for her sweet, sensitive, and--fingers crossed--sexy text buddy who always knows the right thing to say. In the same city at last, they can finally see if their online chemistry is mirrored in real life. She just needs to set up a meeting ...

A ruined man who claims to have used up all his love is surely a bad bet, but Sadie's never been afraid of a challenge ... even if this one might shatter her heart into a million pieces.

Come Home to Deep River (Alaska Homecoming Book 1) by Jackie Ashenden

First in a bold, sexy new small-town Alaska contemporary romance series from Jackie Ashenden

Deep River, Alaska boasts a fiercely independent though small population. The people who live here love it, and they don't much care what anyone else thinks. Until the day Silas Quinn comes back and tells them an oil reserve has been found below the town and now it's neighbor vs. neighbor. Some want to take the money and run, while others want to tell the oil company to put its rigs where the sun don't shine.

Hope Dawson never expected to leave Deep River. Her mom needs her. Her grandfather died and left her the local hangout to run. Her dreams of college and adventure died long ago. Until Silas comes back to town, holding the key to set her free. But freedom means she loses him again, and he's the one she's really always wanted.

Begin Again: A Stay Novella by Jennifer Probst

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Probst comes a new story in her Stay series.

Chloe Lake is finally living her dream. As the daughter of the Governor, she’s consistently in the spotlight, and after being dubbed the Most Eligible Bachelorette of NYC, both her career and personal life has exploded. Fortunately, her work as an advocate for animal welfare requires constant publicity and funding, so she embraces her role and plays for the camera—anything for the sake of her beloved rescues.

But when a big case is on the line, she’s faced with the one obstacle she never counted on: the boy who broke her heart is back, and in order to gain justice, they need to work together.

Chloe swears she can handle it until old feelings resurface, and she’s faced with a heartbreaking choice.

Will this time end differently—or are they destined to be only each other’s first love—instead of forever?

Owen Salt fell hard for Chloe when he was a screwed-up kid in college, and spent the next years changing himself into the man his grandfather believed he was capable of. But when his career led him across the country, he knew he needed to leave the woman he loved behind. He’s never forgotten her, but as the new darling of the press, now, she’s way out of his league. When work brings him back to fight for justice by her side, he swears he can handle it.

But he’s never really gotten over his first love—and he wants one more opportunity to prove he’s a man who’s worthy.

**For fans of Jennifer Probst’s Stay series, Begin Again is book five in that series.**

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

More Than Dare You More Than Words Book 6) by Shayla Black

I dared her to spend a hot, no-strings night with me. Now I’m determined to keep her forever.

I’m Trace Weston, recently reformed womanizer. In the blink of an eye, I went from busy bachelor to full-time single dad. My life was already complicated before my sister-in-law asked me to show off my bedroom skills to her bestie, who’s wanting to experience real pleasure now that her one-and-only long-term relationship is over. Gorgeous Masey Garrett isn’t my “usual.” She’s shy, sassy, driven, and incredibly kind. Suddenly I’m falling fast…but she’s only mine for a night.

What’s a former player to do? Change the rules.

Now she’s under my roof night after night, letting me into her body and her life. Her heart? Not so much. She loves my newborn son. Me? I can’t tell. I’m pulling out all the stops to win her over, but she’s not taking me seriously. Other than passion, how can I reach her? Every attempt only pulls me deeper under her spell. Sure, I could drop an L bomb…except that once imploded my heart. But when her past collides with my desired future, can I risk everything and dare Masey to stay with me forever?

On Dublin Street: The Bonus Material by Samantha Young

Throughout the years, fans of the International Bestselling On Dublin Street Series have received behind the scenes bonus material as part of series promotions. Finally, all of those bonus scenes are now available in one novella. On Dublin Street: The Bonus Material includes:

Joss and Braden
Two shorts - An On Dublin Street Christmas and An On Dublin Street Halloween.
Five fan-favorite scenes from On Dublin Street re-written from Braden’s perspective, two of which have never before been published.
A never before published Braden “Before Jocelyn” scene.

Jo and Cam
A fan-favorite scene from Down London Road re-written from Cam’s perspective.
The never before published cut prologue.

Olivia and Nate
Two fan-favorite scenes from Before Jamaica Lane re-written from Nate’s perspective.

Hannah and Marco
A fan-favorite scene from Fall From India Place re-written from Marco’s perspective.

Shannon and Cole
A fan-favorite scene from Echoes of Scotland Street re-written from Cole’s perspective.

Grace and Logan
A fan-favorite scene from Moonlight on Nightingale Way re-written from Logan’s perspective.

The Girl Next Door by Emma Hart

One accidental pregnancy. One fake husband. What can go wrong?

There’s nothing like starting your Monday morning with a positive pregnancy test.
Trust me, I know. Because I’m looking at one right now.
All I can think is: Oh, hell. My grandmother is going to kill me.
This might just send her to an early grave, so there’s only one option—pretending the father is my new husband.
If only he’d agree to fake it.
Kai Connors was supposed to be nothing more than a one-night stand. A long, dirty, one-night stand fueled by one too many tequila shots, where the only promise was to never speak of it again.
But if my unfairly sexy next-door neighbor gets his way, this fake marriage could turn out to be very, very real...

Because of Love (Pride, Oregon Book 7) by JIll Sanders

Head back to Pride Oregon to find out what some of your favorite Jill Sanders’ characters are up to.
 
Perpetual bachelor Aiden is back in Pride to fill in for his father at the station after an accident. Aiden had no real plans for sticking around town, but after running into Suzie Jordan, he figured at least he wouldn’t be bored. He knew better than to mess with the Jordan clan, but there was just something about her that made him want to put down roots.
 
Susannah had worked hard her entire life to finally fulfill her dream of opening Pride’s very first floral shop, All in Bloom. She never would have thought that the man of her dreams would finally see her as something other than a little sister. She knew Aiden wasn’t the kind of man to be tied down, but she couldn’t help dreaming as she fell for him all over again.

Historical Romance

Mr Malcolm's List by Suzanne Allain

It is a truth universally acknowledged that an arrogant bachelor deserves his comeuppance . . .

The Honourable Mr. Jeremy Malcolm is searching for a wife, but not just any wife. As the target of matchmaking mothers and desperate debutantes, he's determined to avoid the fortune hunters and find a near-perfect woman, one who will meet the qualifications on his well-crafted list. But after years of searching, he's beginning to despair of ever finding this paragon. Until Selina Dalton arrives in town.

Selina, a vicar's daughter of limited means and a stranger to high society, is thrilled when her friend Julia Thistlewaite invites her to London, until she learns it's all part of a plot to exact revenge on Mr. Malcolm. Selina is reluctant to participate in Julia's scheme, especially after meeting the irresistible Mr. Malcolm, who appears to be very different from the arrogant scoundrel of Julia's description.

But when Mr. Malcolm begins judging Selina against his unattainable standards, Selina decides that she has some qualifications of her own. And if he is to meet them he must reveal the real man behind Mr. Malcolm's List.

Fantasy/Paranormal Romance

The Rising (The Rising Book 4) by Kristen Ashley

Once upon a time, in a parallel universe, there existed the continent of Triton. The land was filled with beauty, but it was also splintered by war. Out of the chaos grew a conspiracy to reawaken the Beast, a fearsome creature who wrought only tragedy and devastation. The only way to stop him was to fulfill an ancient prophecy: Triton’s four strongest warriors must wed its four most powerful witches, binding all nations together and finally bringing peace to the land.

This is the story of their unions: the quiet maiden Silence and the savage king Mars. The cold warrior Cassius and the fiery witch Elena. The steadfast soldier True and the banished beauty Farah. And the pirate king Aramus and the mysterious queen Ha-Lah. Their unions will not be easy, but each couple must succeed, for the fate of their world is at stake….

Deal with the Devil by Kit Rocha

Deal with the Devil is Orphan Black meets the post-apocalyptic Avengers by USA Today and New York Times bestselling author duo Kit Rocha.

Nina is an information broker with a mission—she and her team of mercenary librarians use their knowledge to save the hopeless in a crumbling America.

Knox is the bitter, battle-weary captain of the Silver Devils. His squad of supersoldiers went AWOL to avoid slaughtering innocents, and now he's fighting to survive.

They’re on a deadly collision course, and the passion that flares between them only makes it more dangerous. They could burn down the world, destroying each other in the process…

Or they could do the impossible: team up.

This is the first book in a near-future science fiction series with elements of romance.

Alien Paladin's Redemption by Mina Carter

She knew aliens existed. She didn’t expect them to be so damn HOT!

Indra has survived the worst human society can throw at her. Being rescued by aliens was the last thing she expected.

Now a guest of the latharian empire, she’s looking forward to eating her bodyweight in chocolate cake and creating her very own army out of the ship’s cleaning bots. What she didn’t expect was a stuffed-shirt paladin of a second officer, or the fact she’d find his freaky level of control so fascinating and sexy.

Sent on a ‘road trip’ to recover an experimental artificial intelligence unit, she’s stuck in a shuttle with her by the book, alien warrior. Determined to get under his skin, she discovers that beneath all that controlled restraint, her alien paladin is the sexiest alpha hero…

Can she play the game, without losing her heart? Or will she succumb to the passion of her alien paladin?

He seeks redemption for his sins. Love and a mate are not on the cards…
An atoned warrior with the scars of his shame marked in his skin, Nyek S’Vaan doesn’t expect to be anything more than a garrison officer somewhere in the outer reaches. Until a surprise assignment on the empire’s newest war cruiser brings him in contact with rare human females.

They are as fascinating as they are beautiful, even if one, Indra, drives him to distraction. When she is almost killed aboard, desperate measures are called for. A top-secret mission gets the humans away from the ship but then puts them in danger from pirates.

When Indra is taken, Nyek must face the shame of his past. He must face his demons and be prepared to kill to bring back the woman he loves, even if it means sacrificing himself in the process…

Calistos (Guardians of Hades Romance Series Book 5) by Felicity Heaton

Prince of the Underworld and Lord of Air, Calistos was banished from his home by his father, Hades, two centuries ago and given a new duty and purpose—to keep our world and his from colliding in a calamity foreseen by the Moirai. Together with his six brothers, he fights to defend the gates to the Underworld from daemons bent on breaching them and gaining entrance to that forbidden land, striving to protect his home from their dark influence.

Tormented by the death of his twin sister, Calistos wants nothing more than to find a way to save her soul, but the pain of continuing without her, the constant feeling that he got her killed, is slowly pulling him down into the darkness and he knows it’s only a matter of time before he succumbs to the call of the abyss.

Until a battle sets him on a collision course with a kind-hearted and beautiful mortal, one who rouses softer emotions he had sworn he would never risk feeling again, threatening to peel away his mask of playfulness and shatter the barriers around his heart.

Marinda is a woman on a mission—to become a great cellist and repay her father for his faith in her. But her regimented and studious life is thrown into chaos when a handsome man is carted into the ER where she works and takes her hostage, pulling her into a dark and dangerous world… one where she discovers there’s more to her than meets the eye and her entire life has been a lie.

When the enemy makes a play for Marinda and the gates, will Calistos find the strength to let someone into his heart again and look to the future, or will the pain of his past lead him to unleash hell on this world?

Succubus Unchained (Shackled souls book 2) by Heather Long

I’d become a damn vampire after all.

I never wanted or asked for this. What began as a one-night stand earned me a stint in prison, the attention of a shadow demon and rescue by three devastating—to my system—males along with the declaration that I was their foretold something...

Yeah.
No.

To win this war and regain my freedom I had to give up part of who I am and become something other. Now, Maddox calls me his mate, Fin labels me his lady, Alfred has declared I’m to be his queen. But I’m with Rogue on this one.

I’m trouble and they have no idea what I’m going to do.

*Please note this is a paranormal prison reverse harem and will feature aggressively snarky characters, a bit of twisted humor and a lot of passion. So come join an amazing group of authors in Nightmare Penitentiary, a place you’ll never want to escape from. The author suggests you should always read the forward in her books. This is book 2 in the Shackled Souls trilogy, it is highly recommended that you read book 1 first.

Romantic Suspense

Sully's Fantasy (Goddess Isles Book 6) by Pepper Winters

From New York Times Bestseller, Pepper Winters, comes a spin-off novella featuring Sully and Jinx from the 5 x USA Today Bestselling Series, Goddess Isles. Please read after Book Five in Goddess Isles (Fifth a Fury).

Features cameos by Jethro and Nila Hawk from the Indebted Series!

“There was a wedding and vows and a happily ever after…but there was also lust and fantasy.”

Sullivan Sinclair has high-powered friends as well as his new family. Invited to attend a masquerade at Jethro’s Hawksridge Hall, he agrees.

Eleanor Sinclair has a new husband and untold wealth at her fingertips. While living on an island in the Java Sea, their lives are their own. However, a simple trip to England has both of them missing the tropics of home.

A monster and a goddess who have a special power to escape.
A fantasy that Sully dares to share.
A visit to Euphoria like no other.

The Ultimate Betrayal by Kat Martin

To prove her father’s innocence, she’ll have to turn a killer's sights on herself

When journalist Jessie Kegan’s father is accused of espionage and treason, Jessie has no doubt the man she looked up to her entire life is innocent. Worse yet, before Colonel Kegan can stand trial, he’s found dead of a heart attack…but Jessie knows it was murder. Forcing down her grief, she’s determined to use her investigative skills and resources to clear her father’s name. But going after the truth means Jessie soon finds herself in the crosshairs of a killer who wants that truth to stay buried with her father.

Protecting Jessie Kegan is a job bodyguard Brandon Garrett can’t refuse. Jessie isn’t just a client at Maximum Security—she’s the sister of his best friend, Danny, killed in Afghanistan. With dangerous forces gunning for Jessie from every angle, keeping her safe will mean keeping her close and Bran finds their mutual attraction growing, though being Danny’s sister puts Jessie out of bounds.

With their backs against the wall, Jessie and Bran will have to risk everything to expose her father’s killer—before his legacy dies with his daughter.

Releasing: 30th July 2020

Ritual Palm South University Book 5) by Kandi Steiner

A new year at Palm South University means new classes, new chances at love, and of course, new fresh-off-the-grill drama.

Cassie faces a ghost from her past in her new Genetics class while Adam fights for his brothers’ respect as second-term president. Jess has some fun with her latest distraction, Erin discovers an unexpected friend at therapy, Ashlei deals with a threatening new intern and Skyler balances her new job with her new long-distance relationship.

Bear finds himself lost after the bomb drop last semester, and when an unexpected blast from the past shows up at the end of the semester, he won’t be the only one.

When the Time Is Right by Aly Martinez & M. Mabie

Fate doesn’t always happen overnight.

Hudson Bradley is the cockiest, most stubborn, hard-headed man I’ve ever known. And for fifteen years, he’s been my brother's best friend.

But lately, what I’m feeling for him isn’t friendship at all.

Why is my heart racing every time his blue eyes lock on mine?
Why does every word he rumbles in my ear make my body come alive?
And worst of all, why did I bet him that I could find a woman he and his son would both love?

If I hadn’t given up on love altogether, Hudson would have been perfect for me. After all, he was there the day my world fell apart. He’s spent the last six years piecing me back together.

There are a million reasons why we could never work, but after a single kiss, I can’t remember any of them.

Now that the time is right, I have to make him mine—before I lose him forever.

Releasing: 31st July 2020

Midnight Kiss by Lisa Marie Rice

She was supposed to be just a job …

Luke Reynolds is doing a favor for his new company -- protecting a beautiful and brainy computer genius who is in the crosshairs of someone dangerously powerful. Normally, Luke is all business on the job, but Hope Ellis gets under his skin in the worst way. How is he supposed to protect that luscious body when he keeps getting distracted by deep green eyes and soft red lips? There’s no room for mistakes because an extremely powerful man with an army at his back wants her dead. Luke must figure out what in Hope’s past is clawing its way to the present before the woman he is falling in love with ends up a gorgeous corpse.

He’s one massive and dangerous distraction

Hope Ellis is nothing but focus, and now that her life is on the line, and she has to figure out who is after her, she needs to be razor sharp. But the man sent to protect her is temptation itself. Behind that handsome face and strong body lie painful secrets. Hope has secrets of her own from a past that she doesn’t remember – a past that is dangerous territory. Someone very powerful is gunning for her and she doesn’t understand why. She and Luke must discover the key to decoding the past while staying alive – and falling in love.

It Started With A Lie by Clare Connelly

He's her boss and now her fake-boyfriend, which definitely makes him 100% off-limits. Doesn't it?!

Weddings are supposed to be a time for joy but when the guy who broke your heart is going to be there with his drop-dead gorgeous new girlfriend, it's also a time for dread. Bronte Hill can't avoid the happy event - it's her sister's wedding - but what she doesn't expect is her handsome Billionaire boss to step up to the plate, offering to spend the weekend posing as her new man.

It's all just a ruse to make her ex jealous but when this make-believe couple is pushed together, sparks fly and the lines between reality and pretend get all kinds of messy. Only Luca's a dedicated bachelor with no interest in settling down and Bronte's already had her heart badly broken. Can they remember this is all just for show before the weekend ends?

The fifth book in The Montebellos is a passionate fake-boyfriend romance with sweeping scenery and romance that will set your soul on fire. Coming soon!

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