ICYMI Weekly Releases Recap Jan. 22 - 28, 2018

ICYMI Weekly Releases Recap Jan. 22 - 28, 2018

Under the Stars: A thrilling second-chance romance duet. (Bright Lights Book 2) by Tia Louise → http://amzn.to/2DzRDat

All around us was darkness and night...

I'm not a hero. I'm a survivor. I had one way out, and I took it. Now all I want is peace, A place to pick up the pieces and start over. But she wants justice. Names on a list, faces in the crowd. I vowed to help her, but it's taking us back to the demons. Until he appeared. I thought he died in the fight. I was wrong. He's here. Stronger, more powerful... Sexier. And dangerous. The boy I loved is now the one man we have to fear most. When he tried to save me, he had no power. Now everything has changed, and he'll never stop until I'm his...

 

Don't Go (For You) by Alexa Riley → http://amzn.to/2EYTFOc

I’ve spent the past ten years convincing myself that what I felt for her was teenage infatuation. That love so consuming couldn’t be real. Then everything went to shit, and in an instant, she was gone. Kory Summers knew returning to New York meant running into Henry. The way her heartbeat picked up at just the thought was nervousness—not anticipation. Oh, no. She never expected to find him on her doorstep looking as handsome as ever. She’s mine. She always has been. I’ve waited this long for her…but time’s up. I’ll use all my power, all my connections, to convince her she’s the one. Kory ran from a boy, but a man of power and persuasion now stands in his place.

 

Until You're Mine (Fighting for Her) by Cindi Madsen →

http://amzn.to/2DnZT9Q

You might’ve heard of me, Shane Knox, the guy who rose quickly through the MMA fighter ranks, only to crash just as fast. No one cares about personal reasons when it comes to losing fights and money. I’m determined to get back to where I was. For you to hear my name again. I’ve finally convinced the owner of Team Domination to take a chance and get me back in fighting—and winning—shape. What I didn’t bargain for is the guy’s spitfire of a daughter. Factor in her two professional-fighter brothers who are acting as my coaches and the fact that my career hangs in the balance, and Brooklyn’s the last girl I should be fantasizing about.

The closer we get, the more I want Brooklyn. The stakes are high, and I know there’s a big chance of both of us getting hurt, but I won’t stop until she’s mine.

 

xo, Zach by Kendall Ryan → http://amzn.to/2FYfX3X

The first time we met was at a party.

Your ex arrived to show off the person he'd left you for last month, and you asked me to pretend to be your date. I was more than happy to help. You were attractive, smart and witty--and that kiss we shared? It left me wanting you for days. The second time we met was in my office on campus where we were both surprised to discover you were the new master’s degree student in poetry that I would be working with. You promised to be professional. I did no such thing. The late nights and intense study sessions spent alongside you majorly throw me off my game. I want you, and I fight with myself daily over this fact. I know I'm crass, that my sexual innuendos and dirty mouth annoy you, but I live for those two bright spots of color in your cheeks. If that's the only reaction I can get out of you, I'll gladly take it. You hate Mondays so every Monday I slip an anonymous poem into your bag and your smile gets me through the week. I think I'm falling for you, and I know it's wrong. I know that I'm only supposed to be the adviser to your program and nothing more, but here's the thing. I think you're falling for me too. xo, Zach

 

Siren in the City (Texas Sirens Book 2) by Lexi Blake →

http://amzn.to/2FZrnoj

Re-released in a second edition with new scenes. Jack and Sam married Abby. It was supposed to be for forever, but lately Abby wonders where her alpha male has gone. Jack has retreated and life has become decidedly vanilla. It isn't the true marriage she and Sam wanted. Sam and Abby know the time has come to fight for what they need. A call from his mentor forces Jack to revisit the club where he discovered his sexuality. Jack's half-brother is in the city and interested in a little blackmail. Can Jack handle two defiant subs and a brother in need of some tough love? Sometimes all it takes to find the way home is a little love and a lot of mischief. Come back to the beginning and revisit some of your favorite old characters or find new ones to love. Siren in the City has been revised and new scenes added. And if you look closely, you’ll find not only the beginnings of the Sophie Oak world, but also the seeds of how McKay-Taggart began….

 

She Asked for It by Willow Winters → http://amzn.to/2F0GV9Z

Don’t judge a book by its cover. You’ll tell me you don’t… but you already think you know what my story’s about. You have no idea. Just like the people sitting in this courtroom. She asked for it. That’s what they keep saying. And no, it’s not because my skirt was too short or I was drunk at a party. It’s nothing like that. It’s because of what I like and how I like it. They’re judging me as I sit in the front row, my eyes drawn to the man on trial. If I’d known it was going to end like this, I never would have gone home with him. But he’s the type of man I just can’t say no to. I wanted to feel his lips kiss down my neck. I dreamed of running my fingers along the rough stubble on his jaw. I craved his hands on me, pinning me down. I needed to whisper his name in the dark, late at night. You still think you know what happened? You don’t. He’s innocent and I enjoyed every second I was with him. Let me tell you my story, all about how I asked for it.

 

Falling Under: a standalone Walker Security novel by Lisa Renee Jones → http://amzn.to/2DT5S7G

Ex-special forces, Jacob King, is a man who keeps to himself, having learned the hard way that letting people close to you, trusting them, might just get you killed. A lesson he learned when members of his Special Ops team turned dirty, while others, men he considered friends, died. He made them pay. He made them hurt. He put them in jail. And so he doesn't trust anyone anymore. He keeps his women hot and fast, his friends few to none, and his clients through the elite Walker Security at a professional distance, but safe. It works for him. Until it doesn't. His newest job should be simple and cut and dry. Jewel Carpenter, the daughter of the CEO of Carpenter Enterprises, is receiving death threats. He's to protect her and find out who is issuing the threats. Simple. Cut and Dry. Until it's not. Until the chemistry between he and Jewel is all about love, hate, and sex. But even as he fights the attraction to Jewel and discovers there is more to her than meets the eye, the real threat comes not from the threats she's receiving, but the connection she has to him. Because his past has come full circle, and those men he's made pay for their sins now want him to pay. And what better way than the woman in his bed?

 

Angel's Halo: Fallen Angel (Angel's Halo MC Book 6) by Terri Anne Browning → http://amzn.to/2DykCva

There are always casualties of war… Matt When I lost Rory, I lost everything. Her father ripped her away from me, and I didn’t see her again for three long years. Now, she is back in my life, and I’m not about to let anyone take her away from me again. Rory My heart stopped the second I heard about the explosion, and it didn’t beat again until I knew Matt was safe. But even as my prayers were answered, my heart hurt for him. While I couldn’t stop Matt’s pain at losing Tanner, maybe I could stop my father from destroying the MC.

 

Respect: An Infidelity series Novel by Aleatha Romig →

http://amzn.to/2G07BZu

Respect - An Infidelity series Novel The Godfather meets Love Story... From New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes a stand-alone novel spin-off from her beloved Infidelity series. With classic Aleatha Romig twists, turns, deceptions, and devotions, this new epic romantic thriller will delve into a world where family takes on new meaning, and even the inhabitants are suspicious of the next chapter. "Standing at what I believe is the precipice of my life, I, Oren Demetri, was too young to understand that it wasn't and too old to imagine that it couldn't be.

The already hefty accumulation of my successes and failures, bravery and fears, and rewards and suffering, had brought me to this point. It was hard to contemplate the things I'd done, and yet, in reality I'd only begun to learn the possibilities. I suppose that's how it was for me at twenty-nine years of age on the brink of all I'd ever wanted without fully realizing the price I would pay. Yet in that moment, I knew there would be no cost too great or sacrifice I wouldn't make. I had no idea how far-reaching that moment of self-discovery would be; because as the congregation's murmurs quieted, bleeding into silence and allowing the thump of my heart to be the only sound I heard, I was a man filled with love and adoration, emotions in stark contrast to those I needed in the world I'd built or the one I was about to enter. Angelina Costello was my dream and now my reality. I'd worked diligently to move beyond the actuality of being a dockworker's son to becoming a self-made, successful entrepreneur, all in an effort to earn the right to call her my own. I'd overcome servitude to others, collecting their paychecks and lowly praises, to being the one who signed the paychecks and offered the accolades when they were rightfully earned. The world was my oyster and walking toward me on the arm of her uncle was my pearl. I'd found her amongst the empty shells life had offered. There was no need to pry open another possibility. Angelina was all I wanted. Yet my path was uncharted. There was more for me to earn, lose, and willingly give. The top of that list was respect."

 

Buried in Lies by T.L Smith → http://amzn.to/2EZKGMS

His lips told me he knew me. His hands touched like we were old lovers. His eyes held secrets of a past I'd never known. I was lost, you see. Lost as the flowers that grew in the meadow. The devil told me he knew me. But lies had a way of unraveling, even if we didn't want them to. The devil had a trick, for his love was full of acid. Acid that burned at every touch, every linger, and I let it scorch me to my core. A devil made you sin. And my devil was the worst. But now that devil wanted my last kiss, and it wasn't one I was willing to give. He could take the acid and leave the burn behind. I was keeping my heart even if I died trying.

 

Undefeated by Stuart Reardon (Author),‎ Jane Harvey-Berrick (Author)

http://amzn.to/2DytnW8

When your world crashes down When they all say you’re out When your body is broken I will rise. I will return. And I will be undefeated. Nick Renshaw is the golden boy of British rugby. When a serious injury threatens his career, he starts to spiral downwards, a broken man. Abandoned and betrayed by those closest to him, he fights to restart his life. Maybe there’s someone out there who can help him. Maybe he can find his way back toward the light. Maybe … not. Dr. Anna Scott might be the one person who can help Nick, but she has her own secrets. And when Nick’s past comes back to haunt them both, the enigmatic doctor is more vulnerable than she seems. Broken and betrayed, the struggle to survive seems intolerable. Who will give in, and who will rise, undefeated?

 

At First Blush (A Well Paired Novel Book 1) by Marianne Rice →

http://amzn.to/2mVql3U

Alexis Le Blanc enjoys her simple life in Crystal Cove, Maine. After taking a chance on romance and getting rejected, she has given up on love. Now she devotes all her time to running her family’s winery, Coastal Vines. She wants to keep it small and traditional, but her parents have other ideas—hence why they hire some big-shot marketing executive from Napa Valley to rev up business. When Benito Martelli shows up in her family’s tasting room, she’s more than stunned to discover he’s the man who wined and dined her the night before. Alexis is beyond peeved at his deception in trying to get into her good graces for the sake of making money on her winery. At first, she wants nothing to do with him or his big business ideas, but she’s pleasantly surprised when they come to a compromise, and even more surprised when she gives in to the sparks between them. Unfortunately, things don’t go quite as planned and Alexis is faced with complications she never could have predicted. Promises and secrets unravel, and she must decide if love and wine are as well paired as she hoped.

 

Bitter Exes (The Social Experiment Book 2) by Addison Moore →

http://amzn.to/2FY5BkH