1.  Can’t Take My Eyes Off You by Kasey Micheals.

*** 4 WEEKS ON THE USA TODAY BESTSELLER LIST ***

BOOK 1 (of 2) IN THE D&S SECURITY SERIES: A classic contemporary romance from New York Times Bestselling Author Kasey Michaels.

“Using wit and romance with a master’s skill, Kasey Michaels aims for the heart and never misses.” — Nora Roberts

Shelby Taite, restless and bored with her high society life, decides to go on an adventure and see how the other half lives. She hops a bus (dragging no less than five suitcases) and ends up in her chauffeur’s hometown of East Wapaneken. Quinn Delaney (ex-cop turned bodyguard) is sent to watch over and protect Shelby, but not interfere with her great adventure. What ensues is a laugh-a-minute good time.

This book is available for free on Amazon.

2. Shameless by Jennifer Blake

Whispers, lurid gossip, rampant suspicion — Camilla and Reid give their small town neighbors something to talk about…

It’s been years since Camilla saw Reid Sayers, her accepted blood enemy in a local feud going back generations. She barely recognizes the warrior who returns to their small town, an ex-military, multi-decorated hero with pain in his eyes. But the battle between them has just begun.

A takeover bid is pending for the local paper mill. Camilla swears to stop the sale, rallying the town behind her on environmental issues. Reid, as operating owner, is concerned for the workers. Added to the mix is Camilla’s almost ex-husband who wants her back — mainly because he believes a loophole in the law may make her the beneficiary of millions from the buyout.

But hate and love are close kin, and daytime combat between Reid and Camilla gives way to nighttime desire. That is, until Camilla’s estranged husband turns up dead. As the town erupts with gossip about the convenience of his passing, she and Reid are faced with a choice. They can join forces to unmask the killer — or allow the murderer to drive them apart forever.

  • Doubleday Book Club Featured Selection, Literary Guild Alternate Selection
  • Best Contemporary Romance Award, Affaire de Coeur, 1993
  • Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award, Best Contemporary 1993-1994

This book is available free on Amazon.

3. Her Sudden Groom by Rose Gordon

The overly scientific, always respectable, and socially awkward Alexander Banks has just been informed his name resides on a betrothal agreement right above the name of the worst chit in all of England. With a loophole that allows him to marry another without consequence before the thirtieth anniversary of his birth, he has only four weeks to find another woman and make her his wife. Being the logical scientist he is, Alex decides to take his friend’s advice and treat his quest for a bride just like a science experiment…

Caroline Sinclair is still trying to scrape her jaw off the floor after hearing her cousin, Lady Olivia’s, latest announcement when the object of their conversation, Alex Banks, Olivia’s intended, arrives for what Caroline assumes is a bout of drawing room chitchat with his betrothed. But when an experiment is mentioned, Caroline, who cannot resist a science experiment any more than she can deny her lungs air, volunteers to help before she even knows what his latest experiment is!

This book is available on Amazon.

4. Shore Lights by Barbara Bretton

There’s nothing more dangerous to a woman’s heart than a man who is single, straight, loves his kid, and doesn’t kiss and tell . . .

Maddy Bainbridge left her Jersey Shore home town right after high school, determined to put as many miles as possible between herself and her many meddling relatives.

Now she’s back in Paradise Point — an unemployed single mother whose only option is to accept her mother Rose’s offer of a job and a place to live.
But it doesn’t take Maddy long to discover that the things about your mother that made you crazy at 17 make you even crazier at 32. Rose’s critical comments bring out Maddy’s inner teenager and by the beginning of December, the end is in sight. Maddy would stay there at the Candlelight Inn, her mother’s popular B&B, through Christmas for her daughter Hannah’s sake, but once the New Year rolled around …

And then fate, in the form of an online auction battle over a Russian samovar that looks like Aladdin’s lamp, brings home-town hero Aidan O’Malley into her life and suddenly Maddy begins to believe anything is possible.

A child’s dreams, an old woman’s memories, the joys and heartaches that come with being part of a family, the thrill of new love and the deep comfort of love that stood the test of time — it all comes together that one special holiday season when even the most battered hearts open just wide enough to let a miracle or two slip through.

USA Today bestselling author Barbara Bretton has been hailed as a “monumental talent” (Affaire de Coeur) and now she delves deeply into the mysteries of family and shows us that even the most independent woman is still a daughter at heart.

Home: it’s where your story starts.

(Previously published by Berkley Books)

This book is available on Amazon.

5. Perfect for You by Kate Perry

The book that started it all!  A Laurel Heights Novel, Book 1

Freya Godwin’s creativity has gone MIA.

With Freya just hired to redesign the top adult website company in the country, her muse couldn’t have chosen a worse time to disappear. Determined to get her sexy back, Freya puts an ad online, hoping to find the right man to inspire her.

Unfortunately, all roads point back to her upstairs neighbor Greg Cavanaugh. He’s everything she doesn’t want: a playboy and scumbag lawyer. Except if he’s so wrong for her, why does his touch feel like magic? And why does being with him make her believe anything is possible?

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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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