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What do readers say about Ghosted?

lovely and angstythe flashback scenes

He's a troubled young actor, Hollywood's newest heartthrob, struggling with fame as the star of the latest superhero franchise. Through scandal after scandal, addiction on top of addiction, a flurry of paparazzi hunt him as he fights to conquer his d... Read more about Ghosted

The beeping of the checkout scanner is monotonous, a dull drone I barely hear anymore, as it melds with Wilson Philips’s Hold On playing on the loudspeaker radio. The same songs, day in and day out. S...


What do readers say about Paradise?

a very long booksyrupy and obvious

Discover the sensual and sweeping power of love in New York Times bestselling author Judith McNaught's contemporary romances that will make "you laugh, cry, and fall in love again" (RT Book Reviews).

"Judith McNaught comes close to an Edith Wharton e... Read more about Paradise

With her scrapbook opened beside her on her canopied bed, Meredith Bancroft carefully cut out the picture from the Chicago Tribune. The caption read, Children of Chicago socialites, dressed as elves, ...


What do readers say about Again the Magic?

older avon historical romanceit had everything

She gave him innocence . . .

Lady Aline Marsden was brought up for one reason: to make an advantageous marriage to a member of her own class. Instead, she willingly gave her innocence to John McKenna, a servant on her father's estate. Their passiona... Read more about Again the Magic

A stable boy wasn’t supposed to speak to an earl’s daughter, much less climb up to her bedroom window. God knew what would happen to him if he was caught. He would probably be whipped before being boo...


What do readers say about Love and Other Words?

macey and elliotcoming of age storyline

After a decade apart, childhood sweethearts reconnect by chance in New York Times bestselling author Christina Lauren's touching, romantic novel Love and Other Words…how many words will it take for them to figure out where it all went wrong?

The stor... Read more about Love and Other Words

Sabrina wipes a smudge of foamy milk from her upper lip. As much as she understands my avoidance of cars, I know there’s a part of her that thinks I should just power through it and get a Prius or Sub...


What do readers say about The Trouble with Love?

part of a seriesfunny, sassy and sweet

As Lauren Layne's salacious Sex, Love & Stiletto series returns, a jaded columnist discovers a steamy way to get over an old flame: falling for him all over again.

As Stiletto magazine's authority on all things breakup-and-heartache, Emma Sinclair w... Read more about The Trouble with Love

Still. There were worse things than coming into work with your hair soaking wet and your makeup nonexistent, dressed in a hot-pink bridesmaid dress from your cousin’s wedding that was the only dry ite...


When your nemesis also happens to be your fiancé, happily ever after becomes a lot more complicated in this wickedly funny, lovers-to-enemies-to-lovers romantic comedy debut.

Naomi Westfield has the perfect fiancé: Nicholas Rose holds doors open for ... Read more about You Deserve Each Other

What an ugly, crappy day. Rain pelts off the windshield of my coworker’s likewise crappy car, which smells like cold McDonald’s French fries and pine trees. Leon taps his fingertips on the steering wh...


What do readers say about Walk Through Fire?

hard to digestlong lost love

The flame never dies . . .

Millie Cross knows what it's like to burn for someone. She was young and wild and he was fierce and even wilder-a Chaos biker who made her heart pound. They fell in love at first sight and life was good, until she learned... Read more about Walk Through Fire

Therefore, I was standing in line at Chipotle, trying to decide on pinto or black beans for my burrito, telling myself I was going to have salad for dinner (this would not happen but I was telling mys...


What do readers say about The Sweet Gum Tree?

childhood friends to loverspainful af

Sweet tea, corn bread, and soup beans-everyday fare for eight-year-old Alix French, the precocious darling of a respected southern family. But nothing was ordinary about the day she met ten-year-old Nick Anderson, a boy from the wrong side of town. A... Read more about The Sweet Gum Tree

Growing up in the Crowley Ridge area of Arkansas, I paid little attention to the sweet gum trees except to admire their brilliant colors during the fall. And maybe to laugh when the Judge cursed each...


What do readers say about Persuasion?

lovers frustrated by circumstancecomedy of manners

Persuasion narrates the emotional journey of its protagonist Anne Elliot, who chances upon Captain Wentworth, a suitor she was persuaded to reject seven years earlier, and whose reappearance causes her to reflect on her past decisions and contemplate... Read more about Persuasion

Sir Walter Elliot, of Kellynch-hall, in Somersetshire, was a man who, for his own amusement, never took up any book but the Baronetage, there he found occupation for an idle hour, and consolation in a...


What do readers say about Broken Miles?

fun family dramaa good story

"What I really wanted was her."

This trip home would be a hell of a lot easier if she wasn't here.

Zoe. My ex-wife.

Fixing the broken finances of my family's winery is a little below my pay grade. But if I don't help, they might lose their l... Read more about Broken Miles

My oversized white German shepherd, Edgar, blinked at me, then huffed out a breath through his black nose. I’d taken him for a walk earlier, and these days he needed a nap to recover. His hips tended ...

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