We're starting a new post each month that will highlight our favorite reads -- Royal Picks! As you may have noticed, any reviews that are Royal Picks will be labeled as such, with our stamp of approval on the cover. Then, the last Thursday of each month, I'll do a round-up post with all of our picks (both the ones reviewed and the ones that we simple read and gave a high rating to). The best part? Each month I'll offer TWO lucky winners their choice of one of our Royal Picks! Details below!
Dangerous Kiss by Avery Flynn
Publisher: Avery Flynn (May 18, 2015)
Series: The Layton Family, 1
Genre: Romantic Suspense
What’s the danger in one hot kiss? When Claire Layton discovers a dead body in a Dumpster behind her restaurant, the killer demands she find the victim’s phone and flash drive or face fatal consequences. Her unlikely ally in the search is a cocky, muscle-bound private investigator Jake Warrick, who ticks her off almost as much as he turns her on… Jake just wants to solve the case, but the impulsive and fiery Claire turns his plan upside down. Together they uncover a more complex crime than they’d ever imagined while things between them go from hot to downright combustible… RT Book Reviews award-winning author Avery Flynn brings you her signature sexy blend of sass and action in the steamy Laytons series: Dangerous Kiss, Dangerous Flirt and Dangerous Tease! The Layton series was first published in 2011 and 2012 and has been revised.
Full Throttle by Julie Ann Walker
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (December 2, 2014)
Series: Black Knights Inc, 7
Genre: Romantic Suspense
She Needs a Hero... Abby Thompson didn’t sign up to be the daughter of the President of the United States. The position was forced on her by the small matter of her birth. Preferring a quiet life of study, she’s content to leave the politics and the international intrigue to her father. Unfortunately, the most powerful man on the planet is sure to make enemies. When a group of armed thugs takes her hostage half a world away, demanding the U.S. government release prisoners in exchange for her safe return, she fears her father’s policy of “not negotiating with terrorists” means she’ll never see the shores of the Potomac again. Luckily, there’s one glimmer of hope. His name is Carlos Soto. And though she abruptly ended things with him years ago, she knows now he’s the only man who can save her… Black Knights, Inc. to the Rescue... Carlos “Steady” Soto has taken part in his fair share of dangerous missions working at the covert government defense firm of Black Knights Inc. But nothing prepared him for the emotional rollercoaster he faces when he’s tasked with rescuing the only woman he ever loved—who also broke his heart. Racing against time and outmaneuvering a group of trained terrorists will take everything he’s got. Plus there’s the heat simmering between them which is threatening to ignite into an inferno. While ruthless enemies stalk them, they must learn to trust each other again. Even if they do make it out alive, will Abby turn her back on him…for the second time?
Every Sunday afternoon, I will post a "Weekly Recap" of everything that went up on the blog in the previous week. Reviews, guest posts giveaway, etc. This will provide quick access to anything you may have missed. I hope you enjoy!
Summer on Lovers' Island by Donna Alward
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks (May 5, 2015)
Series: Jewell Cove, 3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Lizzie Howard's life is close to perfect, until her father's death brings her world crashing down around her. With her reputation and heart in tatters, she reluctantly agrees to temporarily take over her best friend's practice in scenic Jewell Cove, Maine—a position that's a world away from the high pressure career she once loved. Josh Collins is no stranger to pain. After losing his wife, he moved home looking to start over. One of two doctors at the town clinic, his sleepy coastal practice is just what he needed. Until Lizzie Howard arrives. Lizzie is everything Josh wanted to get away from: brash, ambitious and not interested in a quiet life in a quiet town. But as the sparks fly between these two doctors, they realize that sometimes opposites really do attract.