ICYMI: Release Recap July 30th - August 5th

A Recap of Weekly Releases for the week of July 30th - August 5th

Someone Else's Ocean by Kate Stewart

The first time I met Ian Kemp in the sparkling blue waters of St. Thomas, I was six years old and we shared a summer beneath the stars.

The second time I met Ian Kemp, he was a shell of the boy I once knew. Turbulent and infuriating, he refused my friendship at every turn. Like me, he was a casualty of life’s cruelty, but we were planets apart.

We’d both sought refuge on the island, hoping to find our anchor. Instead, we found each other and managed to reclaim our stars...until we both got swept away.

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Pretty Venom by Ella Fields

Callum Welsh perfected the art of hating me when we were two kids who believed we’d be forced into marriage. He thought I wanted it, but my only wish had been for him to leave me alone. Then one afternoon, he stole my first kiss. Despite all he’d done, everything changed after that.

As the years passed, our hearts thawed, and he no longer hated me. In fact, he loved me enough to make me his wife. Until I ruined everything with one stupid mistake.

That hatred returned in the form of cruel words and even crueler deeds. But we weren’t kids anymore. I could handle his brand of venom. He would be mine again, even if it cost me the remains of my heart.

Warning: contains cheating and an anti-hero who might make you throw your kindle.

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Summer Heat by Rachel Van Dyken

Spoiled Princess is what he used to call me.

We were an inferno of hate and passion wound up with a dash of chaos.

For four years I watched him mow my lawn.

For four years I watched my friends make fun of him.

For four years I hated myself for wanting him, but even more for the way I treated him.

And then I had him.

For one night, we put all labels away and I spent the best night of my life in his arms.

Then the next day, with my secret night under lock and key, I looked the other way while my friends shamed him.

But now the jokes on me, because the scrawny lawn boy who I secretly loved from afar is now the director of Hollywood's most exclusive summer camp.

And I'm on his staff.

Now it's his turn to punish me.

His turn to make me pay.

His turn to take his revenge after years of humiliation.

He's no longer a boy you can ridicule.

But a college graduate who can have any woman he wants.

I want him to look at me the way he did that one night we had together, but right now

the look in his eyes tells me he's going to enjoy having me under him for two straight months.

I don't know where his hatred ends, his passion begins.

All I know is he wants revenge.

And I'm his lucky target.