Tag: Contemporary

Connecting Strangers

Getting close is dangerous… He’s too close, and I start to fidget, needing to keep my hands busy so they won’t grab hold of his shirt. Because that’s what they want to do. Draw him closer. So I can Inhale his scent. Taste his skin. I didn’t run because I was in an abusive relationship; I ran because my soul was being crushed. I’d forgotten how to live, how to be happy... »

Being Lovers

Escaping my past has become a full-time job for me. Ever since my boyfriend died, I’ve been running from something-his father, a hired hitman, the truth. If I didn’t have Adam, I don’t think I would have survived. He’s become my lifeline. It only took us weeks to fall in love. Yes, it was quick, but love doesn’t tell time. At first, it might have been two desperate pe... »

Shattered Duty

When his wife was murdered two years ago, Special Agent Levi Lazaro turned his back on everything he cared about. Ever since, he has thought of nothing but vengeance. Now he’s finally uncovered the identities of those who killed his wife-and he’s ready to destroy them at any cost. He won’t let anything stand in his way-not even a beautiful NSA agent on a mission of her own. Speci... »

I Curse the River of Time

Starred Review. Like an emotional sucker punch, the latest novel from the much-acclaimed Petterson (a prequel to 2006’s In the Wake) examines lives half-lived, ending, and perhaps beginning anew. In 1989, 37-year-old Arvid Jansen’s marriage is ending and his mother is dying of cancer. Hoping to leave his marital woes behind in Oslo, Jansen follows his Danish-born mother to her home cou... »

Until You

Have you ever been so angry that hitting things felt good? Ever felt numb to all emotions? The past few years have been like that for me. Traveling between fury and indifference with no stops in between. Some people hate me for it, while others are scared of me. But none of them can hurt me, because I don’t care about anything or anyone. Except Tatum. I love her so much that I hate her. I ha... »

Shattered Duty

When his wife was murdered two years ago, Special Agent Levi Lazaro turned his back on everything he cared about. Ever since, he has thought of nothing but vengeance. Now he’s finally uncovered the identities of those who killed his wife-and he’s ready to destroy them at any cost. He won’t let anything stand in his way-not even a beautiful NSA agent on a mission of her own. Speci... »

Please Me: A Stark Ever After Novella

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So Inn Love

Reservations? Yes. A couple. Like: Is Hayden really as interested in me as I am in him? And is my roommate right-should I “beware of hookups”? Confirmation? Doubtful. Oh, I’m sorry, I thought you said “commitment.” Special Requests? Let me get through this summer without being fired and heartbroken. Let me fall in love this summer. Let me be part of the inn crowd. »

Endless (Merciless #4)

He holds a power over me like no one else ever could. Maybe it’s because my heart begs to beat in time with his. Maybe it’s because my body bows to his and his alone. Maybe it’s because he thought he loved me before he even laid eyes on me. He thought wrong, it wasn’t me he thought he loved, and nothing has made me suffer like that little secret has.  He thought I belonged ... »

Control (Everyday Heroes #3.5)

Control is something Desi Whitman abhors. Why live life in black and white perfection when you can messily color outside the lines? But when she comes face to face with SWAT officer Reznor Mayne, he’s about to show her just how good control can feel. Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it&... »

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