Book hauls

June Weekly Kindle Haul #3

Happy Sunday! I have 13 Kindle books to share with you this week. Most of them are books that people were recommending and I grabbed a couple of Tessa Bailey books that are currently on sale. The world that we live in feels increasingly surreal so I’m more grateful than ever before that books offer an escape.

Tabby thought she’d never see her child again. Missing for eight months, all hope seemed lost in finding six-year-old Riley. But then, Tabby wakes up one morning to find a brown lunch bag on the porch. Inside is a burner phone and a picture of Riley… with a decapitated head on her lap. 

Now, Tabby Moss has to prove that she’ll do anything to save her daughter and have her returned. She’ll do whatever the fiends who are holding her captive want. 

No matter how sick. 

No matter how depraved. 

No matter how EVIL. 

It’s a twisted game of life and limb, wherein Tabby must prove to a psychopath (and his hoard of online followers) that her daughter is worth saving! 

WARNING: This is an extreme horror novel. It contains extended sequences of violence, self harm, bullying and sexual abuse that could offend sensitive readers.

Prepare for an emotional rollercoaster brimming with laughter, tears, and slow-burn sexiness in this new adult romance that tackles the vulnerability of love with humor and heart.

Ryder

Ever since she sat next to me in class and gave me death eyes, Willa Sutter’s been on my shit list. Why she hates me, I don’t know. What I do know is that Willa is the kind of chaos I don’t need in my tidy life. She’s the next generation of women’s soccer. Wild hair, wilder eyes. Bee-stung lips that should be illegal. And a temper that makes the devil seem friendly.

She’s a thorn in my side, a menacing, cantankerous, pain-in-the-ass who’s turned our Business Mathematics course into a goddamn gladiator arena. I’ll leave this war zone unscathed, coming out on top…And if I have my way with that crazy-haired, ball-busting hellion, that will be in more than one sense of the word.

Willa

Rather than give me the lecture notes I missed like every other instructor I’ve had, my asshole professor tells me to get them from the silent, surly flannel-wearing mountain man sitting next to me in class. Well, I tried. And what did I get from Ryder Bergman? Ignored. What a complete lumbersexual neanderthal. Mangy beard and mangier hair. Frayed ball cap that hides his eyes. And a stubborn refusal to acknowledge my existence.

I’ve battled men before, but with Ryder, it’s war. I’ll get those notes and crack that Sasquatch nut if it’s the last thing I do, then I’ll have him at my mercy. Victory will have never tasted so sweet.

Only When It’s Us is a frenemies-to-lovers, college sports romance about a women’s soccer star and her surly lumberjack lookalike classmate, complete with a matchmaking professor, juvenile pranks, and a smoking slow burn. This standalone is the first in a series of new novels about a Swedish-American family of five brothers, two sisters, and their wild adventures as they each find happily ever after.

I will be reading this one ASAP because I have a blog tour review of the second book in the series coming on Thursday.

Vengeance is irresistible…

Kaysar the Unhinged One, fae King of Midnight, can drive anyone to madness with his song. A ruthless warrior forged in hate, he lives to force his enemies to their knees. He will stop at nothing to succeed—even abduct and seduce his foe’s beloved bride, ensuring his own child one day sits on the male’s throne. Except, his prize escapes to the mortal realm before the first kiss, her heart transplanted into a mortal beauty with dangerous secrets…

Chantel “Cookie” Bardot is a professional gamer girl great at trash talking, bad at peopling. After a long awaited surgery, she begins to morph into a powerful fae princess. Catapulted into a strange land ruled by a cruel but seductive villain, she must battle flesh and blood monsters and navigate royal intrigues. But the true danger is Kaysar, whose every wicked touch tempts her beyond reason. Should she run…or descend into the darkness with him?

It happened in stages.⁣ 

My father left.⁣ 

My twin sister died of an incurable autoimmune disease.⁣ 

My mother started breaking down.⁣ 

Then I was diagnosed with the very thing that took my other half from me.⁣ 

That was when I realized Mama’s eyes turned gold when she cried.⁣ 

So I moved in with my father and his new family—new wife, new son, new stepbrother.⁣ 

Kaiden Monroe made me feel normal.⁣ 

Hated. Cared for. Loathed. And … loved.⁣ 

Somewhere along the way, I’d found solace in the boy with brooding eyes.⁣ 

But everything happens in stages.⁣ 

And nothing good ever lasts.⁣

Baby, Light My Fire is a bundle of six full-length contemporary romance novels full of firefighters hotter than the flames they put out…

Flames of Love (From USA Today Bestselling Author Erin Wright) – Jaxson’s not interested in love; his priority is caring for his two small boys, and being fire chief of Sawyer. Everything changes the day he catches sight of Sugar. He wants her all to himself – a no-strings arrangement that won’t break what’s left of his heart. But love’s as unpredictable as fire…

Let It Be Me (From RITA® Award-winning Author Kait Nolan) – Four years ago, firefighter Caleb Romero saved a child and met the woman of his dreams. But trauma killed the timing, so he’s contented himself with being the friend Emerson needed as she navigated sudden parenthood. Now Fi’s headed off to college and Emerson has no idea how to feel about her suddenly empty nest. The life Emerson wanted before the accident is still within reach, Caleb just has to convince her…

A Hero’s Homecoming (From USA Today Bestselling Author Tessa Layne) – From the moment they first kissed – the night before she stole away to basic training without saying goodbye, Parker Hansen has only ever wanted one woman – Cassidy Grace. Now that she’s back in town, a veteran combat helicopter pilot and his newest co-worker at the fire station, Parker’s not going to let his second chance slip by. No matter what.

Slow Burn (From USA Today Bestselling Author J.H. Croix) – Beck puts out fires for a living. He can take some heat but Maisie drives him crazy. She works for him and it’s a big no-no for him to want her. But she tempts him beyond distraction…

Flirting with Fire (From USA Today Bestselling Author Piper Rayne) – What happens when you attend a first responder’s bachelor auction with your best friends? Your friends end up bidding on a date for you with your high school crush. One look at the rugged, muscular man he’s turned into and I want to slide down his pole…

Work Wife (From USA Today Bestselling Author Bethany Lopez) – Margo will never be a Work Wife again, but there’s something about Aiden that makes her want to let down some walls and see what happens. After a failed attempt at marriage, she’s chosen to keep her affairs with men casual… with no strings and no expectations. But can Margo and Aiden find room in their lives for each other, or will Margo be left with nothing but a bourbon straight up?

Charm is a witch, and she is alone. The last of a line of conquered necromantic workers, now confined within the yard of regrown bone trees at Orchard House, and the secrets of their marrow.

Charm is a prisoner, and a survivor. Charm tends the trees and their clattering fruit for the sake of her children, painstakingly grown and regrown with its fruit: Shame, Justice, Desire, Pride, and Pain. 

Charm is a whore, and a madam. The wealthy and powerful of Borenguard come to her house to buy time with the girls who aren’t real.

Except on Tuesdays, which is when the Emperor himself lays claim to his mistress, Charm herself.

But now—Charm is also the only person who can keep an empire together, as the Emperor summons her to his deathbed, and charges her with choosing which of his awful, faithless sons will carry on the empire—by discovering which one is responsible for his own murder.

If she does this last thing, she will finally have what has been denied her since the fall of Inshil—her freedom. But she will also be betraying the ghosts past and present that live on within her heart.

Charm must choose. Her dead Emperor’s will or the whispers of her own ghosts. Justice for the empire or her own revenge.

He wants her soul. Too bad she already sold it. 
Family is everything to gambling den darling, Teresa Valentini. Blood comes first, especially before men. So when her brother lands himself in hot water, she’s willing to do whatever it takes to save him. And showing up topless in her unwitting savior’s motel room is turning out to be the furthest thing from a hardship…

Will Caruso is the bad boy of New York’s financial scene…and he just found out the very thing that drives his success is a damn lie. Now, he’s exchanged his high-stress life for the open road, no one but his Great Dane…and half a million Instagram followers to keep him company. When a mysterious beauty arrives, her secrecy prods his suspicions, even while she tempts his lust to the breaking point.

Teresa met Will under false pretenses, but the bond consuming them is real. They’re strong enough to overcome a little betrayal…aren’t they? 

**FOLLOW is a mega hot, contemporary, first person standalone**

Before I’m forced to say “I do,” I’m flying to paradise to live it up with whomever I want. Only I don’t know that the person I find to spend the next two weeks with is my future husband.

I’m a self-professed daddy’s girl, but now my he’s gone and I’m left to run the company that’s become my life, my passion. Until I get a visit from a lawyer with demands from a mysterious tycoon. The terms are clear: marry Jacobi Dixon or he’ll spill all my dad’s dirty secrets, revealing a past that could tank the company.

So, fine. I’ll marry him. I’ll protect my company. But before I say my vows I’ll run to Cabo San Lucas and get myself good and ruined first.

I don’t know anything about my future husband, just like I don’t know how badly he wants what should’ve been his in the first place, and it’s not just my company, it’s me. What he ends up doing when I’m on vacation may ruin any chance between us.

This unlikely getaway driver never expected to help the mayor escape…

After a six-year absence, Addison Potts is back in Charleston to stir things up. And what better place to make her villainous return than her estranged cousin’s wedding? Only, the nuptials hit a snag when the bride doesn’t show, leaving Addison to play getaway driver for the jilted groom. A groom whose heartbreaking smile and deep, southern drawl she should not be noticing… 

Elijah Montgomery Du Pont is the future mayor of Charleston. From his military career to city hall, every detail of his life has been meticulously planned. Until now. His only respite from life’s sudden upheaval is Addison, his new, improbable best friend. She makes him happy. Grounds him. And public disapproval be damned, he’s not willing to give her up. But with an election on the line and public pressure rising, Addison—and the cruel hand of fate—might not give him a choice.

An unpauseable new romance from New York Times bestselling, Audie Award winning author Kylie Scott!

When Anna wakes up from a coma after a car crash, she discovers life has gone on without her. Her husband has been unfaithful—with her best friend—and she’s been long since replaced at work. While her old life is a distant memory, her new life feels like an empty shell. Then she meets the stranger who saved her life during the crash, and he changes everything.

Leif Larsen—tattooist, joker, and player—has his own scars thanks to the crash that put Anna in a coma. Helping her move on from her failed marriage, and create a new life, sounds like a perfect distraction. So when he needs a new roommate, he invites Anna to begin her new life with him. 

Although their lives may have been put on pause, together they just might find a way to heal.

A debut novel of family, fame, and religion that tells the emotionally stirring, wildly captivating story of the seventeen-year-old daughter of an evangelical preacher, star of the family’s hit reality show, and the secret pregnancy that threatens to blow their entire world apart.

Esther Ann Hicks—Essie—is the youngest child on Six for Hicks, a reality television phenomenon. She’s grown up in the spotlight, both idolized and despised for her family’s fire-and-brimstone brand of faith. When Essie’s mother, Celia, discovers that Essie is pregnant, she arranges an emergency meeting with the show’s producers: Do they sneak Essie out of the country for an abortion? Do they pass the child off as Celia’s? Or do they try to arrange a marriage—and a ratings-blockbuster wedding? Meanwhile, Essie is quietly pairing herself up with Roarke Richards, a senior at her school with a secret of his own to protect. As the newly formed couple attempt to sell their fabricated love story to the media—through exclusive interviews with an infamously conservative reporter named Liberty Bell—Essie finds she has questions of her own: What was the real reason for her older sister leaving home? Who can she trust with the truth about her family? And how much is she willing to sacrifice to win her own freedom?

Cade March loves his life. Free to do as he likes and wealthy enough to afford whatever his heart desires, he’s all about having fun.

As the only son of Stefan March, he’s the spitting image of his father in every way.

And that’s the problem. At least for everyone else.

Hailey Canton lives a very different life. Still recovering from a betrayal that’s left her shaken and no longer believing in love, she only has the desserts she makes for her parents’ small restaurant to make her feel like she can do anything.

The cakes and cookies she lovingly creates are works of art, but to her, they’re simply a lifeline so she doesn’t give up.

What happens when the very thing she’s feared comes into her life in the form of a gorgeous man with no idea that life has any limits and who fears nothing?

Publisher’s Note: Notorious is the first book in Cade and Hailey’s duet. This book ends on a cliffhanger. Their story concludes in Infamous.

A road trip with his most important client’s sexy daughter. What could go wrong?

When hot redheaded Lily walks into Nico Marino’s classic car restoration shop, he figures she’s the frisky blind date his friend arranged. The sizzling seduction comes to a screeching halt when he learns she’s the daughter of his wealthiest client. This is one hookup he has to say no to, only Lily has other ideas.

Lily Spencer knows men only want her for her money or her family, but she has a plan to end her two-year dry spell with the sexy Nico—getting his hands on a 1969 Mustang she’s inherited. And hopefully on her too. All it takes is a two-week, no-strings road trip. Lily won’t take no for an answer.

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