I know I have been shirking my duties lately, so here are the e-books that have been available for free through Bookbub for the last few days.

1. To Be With You by Opal Mellon

No matter how hard she’s tried, Nicole Pierce has always picked the wrong guy. She dumps them as soon as they reveal themselves as the cheaters and abusers they are, but it’s left her heartsore and discouraged. When she needs a date for a social function, from now on she’s going to pick one from the gorgeous, hands-off, strictly-business escorts of Club Blue.

Her childhood best friend Sean Rollins won’t stand for that. He and Nicole haven’t seen each other for years, but he’s the safe, long-distance shoulder she can cry on — a hard role for Sean, who loves her in secret. When he finds out about the escorts, he wants to keep her safe. Even though he knows more about martial arts than Armani, and even though he hasn’t told Nicole he’s now in the same city, he becomes an escort at Club Blue under an assumed name.

To his relief, Nicole chooses him. He’s tall, dark, handsome… and oddly familiar. But Sean doesn’t know there’s a horrible reason for Nicole’s choices in men — and his attempt at protecting her may have blown every chance he’ll ever have with the one girl he loves.

This is available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple, and Kobo.

2. If We Dare to Dream by Collette Scott

Meet the Evans family:

A family torn apart by war and misfortune meets a family held together by the bonds of love.

Two families entwine after one fateful night changes their lives forever. Andrew Sheehan, former elite soldier, returns home from war and is suddenly accused of murder. Only Jamie Evans can prove his innocence.

What would you do?

A single meeting, the memory of one night, holds the key to a murder. If Jamie is correct, she gives a hero back his life. If she is wrong, she risks freeing a murderer from prison. Trusting her instincts, Jamie puts her life on hold and strives to free Andrew despite her family’s misgivings. Determined to do what is right, she vows to help him get his life back on track.

Andrew, feeling betrayed by the country he nearly died protecting, fights the demons he carries in an effort to make things work with Jamie and repair the fractured relationship with his brother Adam, who bears his own battle scars.

Dare he dream?

With Jamie and her family’s help, Andrew begins to pick up the pieces of his shattered life. Realizing that there is more to life than bitterness and resentment, he starts over again determined to make the best of his experiences. But the killer is still out there, and Andrew soon finds that he is haunting him still.

It is available on AmazonBarnes and NobleSmashwords, Diesl, SonyApple, and Kobo.

3. Finding Pride by Jill Sanders

Megan Kimble was traveling a long way to find the next chapter in her life, one that would not include her brother Matt. Losing him now was tragic, even more so since she had finally freed herself from the abuse and the shame of a bad marriage. She had spent years hiding things from Matt, so he wouldn’t know about her horrible life. Keeping her secret world of bruises, cuts, and broken bones, much like the one she now sported with a large white cast.

Dealing with her loss was hard, but, now she was thinking of taking over Matt’s new business venture. This could be the fresh start she needed, a new town, a new place to forget the pain and maybe she could learn to trust again.

Todd Jordan was a successful businessman, who had once lost it all, and now he had just lost his best friend and business partner. But, then she came into town broken and scared, and for the first time in a long time he was looking forward to his future. Breaking down Megan’s barriers would take patience and strength, and he would need that strength to keep what he loves safe.

It is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, Sony, Google, Kobo, and Apple.

4. Promises by Marie Sexton

Jared Thomas has lived his whole life in the small mountain town of Coda, Colorado. He can’t imagine living anywhere else. Unfortunately, the only other gay man in town is twice his age and used to be his teacher, so Jared is resigned to spending his life alone.

Until Matt Richards walks into his life, that is. Matt has just been hired by the Coda Police Department, and he and Jared immediately become friends. Matt claims he is straight, but for Jared, having a sexy friend like Matt is way too tempting. Facing Matt’s affair with a local woman, his disapproving family, and harassment from Matt’s co-workers, Jared fears they’ll never find a way to be together—if he can even convince Matt to try.

It is available on Amazon only.

5. Josie Day Is Coming Home by Lisa Plumley

Her name was Josie, she was a showgirl… until the night she Heimliched a martini olive out of fabulously wealthy and eccentric casino owner Tallulah Carlyle. Now Josie Day — proud new owner of one of Tallulah’s spare estates — is leaving Vegas behind for… Donovan’s Corner, Arizona? Ironically, her “reward” has brought her right back to the dusty hometown she thought she’d left behind forever. Still, Josie’s ready to prove there’s more to her than feathers and a wicked rumba.

It is available on Sony, Kobo, Google, and Apple.

Elizabeth

Romance novels have been a part of my life since I was 14 years old and one of my neighbors dropped off a laundry basket full of Harlequins. From that day on, my nose was always in a book. I started my first review site in 2013, but took some time off for personal issues in 2018.

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