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A Question Mark Is Half a Heart by Sofia Lundberg

Out Now ~ Get it on Amazon A beautiful cover albeit a bit sad and melancholy. I know there are readers who love to luxuriate in this feeling when it comes to escapism. I'm sure those readers will find it enjoyable. It has taken me a while to finish A Question Mark Is Half a Heart but it was worth it.  ~Tanja *Thank you to Harper Perennial for sharing this title with me. From the Cover... By age 50, Elin Boals has created for herself a perfect life: her wildly successful business as Manhattan’s preeminent fashion photographer is flourishing. Her handsome, patient husband is devoted to her; her teenaged daughter, Alice, has been accepted to the ballet academy of her dreams. But then Elin receives an innocuous looking envelope. Folded inside is a star-chart, with an address written by a familiar hand. Shaken, Elin begins to have startling flashbacks, to a life very different from the childhood in a Paris bookstore that she has so lovingly recounted to Alice. In

Nobody's Princess by Erica Ridley

Releasing July 26th ~ Get it on Amazon I love this series so much and having time to get to know Graham and Kuni has been an adventure. Nobody's Princess is filled with turmoil, laugh-out-loud moments, and an ending that had me cheering! Thank you Forever Publishing for sharing this with me. I'm overjoyed. ~Tanja From the Cover... Nothing happens in London without Graham Wynchester knowing. His massive collection of intelligence is invaluable to his family’s mission of aiding those most in need. So when he deciphers a series of coded messages in the scandal sheets, Graham’s convinced he must come to a royal’s rescue. But his quarry turns out not to be a princess at all… The captivating Kunigunde de Heusch is anything but a damsel in distress, and the last thing she wants is Graham’s help. All her life, Kuni trained alongside the fiercest Royal Guardsmen in her family, secretly planning to become her country’s first Royal Guardswoman. This mission in

Pledge of Allegiance by Timarie ~ The Finish Line Series

Get it on Amazon There's nothing more satisfying than discovering new authors. Especially if I know I’m going to be in a long-term booklationship with them. Well, if adding books to my bookshelf is considered a relationship. ((LOL)) Timarie’s Pledge of Allegiance is a thoroughly enchanting surprise. I was immediately transported to the gritty yet amazing streets of Beantown. There is zero beating around the bush due to the must-read prologue. It gives you this heightened anticipation of events getting ready to unfold. Timarie sets a mood and tone that dares the reader to continue. A bit of Sopranos-meets good girl-meets sexy seduction.  Insta love via tragedy, but told so compellingly well that I can't wait to begin the second book, For Which it Stands. I'll keep you guys updated on my reading journey, but I can tell you one thing for sure. I am thankful to the wonderful Timarie for sharing her works with me and I’m excited for what’s to come. ~Tanja

The Godparent Trap by Rachel Van Dyken

Get it on Amazon Exquisitely emotional, sublimely confrontational, and whole-heartedly endearing. I feel it’s every parent's nightmare to have something happen and you have to figure out who’s gonna take care of your kids. But when you have people in your life, like Colby and Rip, you know they’re gonna do what’s right. And hopefully, do it together.  I can’t say this enough, so listen close. When this is made into a movie... I would like to be invited to the premiere. 😁 I want to be standing next to Ryan Reynolds with him talking about his portrayal of Rip. I want all the selfies and I want Van Dyken to be there when it wins all the things. It's what I want. All joking aside (not really joking) I haven’t been able to get this book out of my head since I finished reading it. I’ve highlighted, written notes, and added bookmarks in places that I never thought I would put a bookmark. Lol. The Godparent Trap is one of those books that when someone asks me,

Hokuloa Road by Elizabeth Hand

Releases July 19th ~ Get it on Amazon If you're looking for the perfect beach/camping trip read, I have found it for you! Elizabeth Hand has written a wonderful combo of mystery and murder. With the short chapters, you'll be able to put down Hokuloa Road easily and will be left with a constant urge to pick it back up again. I found myself fascinated with Grady and his thoughts and analysis of the situations he finds himself in. It's smart and calculated thinking that kept me turning the pages. Simply wonderful. ~Tanja From the Cover... On a whim, Grady Kendall applies to work as a live-in caretaker for a luxury property in Hawaiʻi, as far from his small-town Maine life as he can imagine. Within days he's flying out to an estate on remote Hokuloa Road, where he quickly uncovers a dark side to the island’s idyllic reputation: it has long been a place where people vanish without a trace. When a young woman from his flight becomes the next to disapp

Darius by J.R. Ward ~ Narrated by Jim Frangione

Releases July 19th ~ Get it on Amazon Finally! The book our beautiful Darius DESERVED!!! From the moment I heard the voice of Darius, via the narration of Jim Frangione, I had instant tears. After all these years... after all the Black Dagger Brotherhood has been through... to hear where it all began... well, my aching-pounding heart has been healed. I didn't know how much emotion this would bring. I am still wiping away the tears. A masterful addition that has, in my opinion, made the BDB series whole. Once again proving the skill and endearing passion Ward holds for her creations. Perfection. ~Tanja *ARC provided by Simon & Schuster Audio via Netgalley From the Cover... In this powerful audio exclusive, #1 New York Times bestseller J.R. Ward shares the star-crossed love story of reader favorite, and original member of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Darius. Darius, son of Marklon, isn’t looking for love the night destiny comes to claim him. He’s also not

Grace Under Fire by Julie Garwood

Releasing July 19th ~ Get it on Amazon Well, talk about a heart-racing adrenaline-filled kind of read. Grace Under Fire by Julie Garwood will have the reader running as fast as Grace McKenna and Michael Buchanan are when it comes to trying to solve the mystery within. Garwood has an innate ability to keep you invested and anxious for what’s to come at the end of every chapter. I love this long-running series and being able to visit past characters and get peaks into stories to come. It’s a fantastic read, especially for summer. Grab those beach bags and fill them full of Garwood books. ~Tanja *Thank you to  Berkley Publishing Group  via Netgalley for sharing this title with me. From the Cover... Grace Isabel MacKenna has a hundred things to do today. Killing someone isn't one of them. It is supposed to be a quick visit to Boston for the Buchanan anniversary party, then on to Scotland to collect an inheritance. She checks into her hotel and then decides to go

Wake of War by Zac Topping

Releases June 19th ~ Get it on Amazon   Wake of War by Zac Topping is action, movement, adventure, and strategy personified. An apocalyptic tale showcasing the length of what people will go through in order to gain dominance over another. It’s all centered around the United States deteriorating into a Civil War. It can be very heavy at times but I feel that fans of this genre will be enthralled. ~Tanja From the Cover... “I just hope I’m on the right side of history.” The United States of America is a crumbling republic. With the value of the dollar imploding, the government floundering, and national outrage and resentment growing by the hour, a rebellion has caught fire. The Revolutionary Front, led by Joseph Graham, has taken control of Salt Lake City. In a nation where opportunity is sequestered behind the gilded doors of the rich and powerful, joining the Army seemed like James Trent’s best option. He just never thought he’d see combat. Now Trent finds himsel

The 6:20 Man by David Baldacci

Releasing July 12th ~ Get it on Amazon Smartly written and entirely captivating. David Baldacci takes on an incredible ride but this time it’s via commuter train. The 6:20 train to be exact. This is an enthralling read/hunt for a killer. Brought to you by Baldacci‘s expert storytelling abilities I was absolutely enthralled in the world of Travis Devine.  ~Tanja From the Cover... Every day without fail, Travis Devine puts on a cheap suit, grabs his faux-leather briefcase, and boards the 6:20 commuter train to Manhattan, where he works as an entry-level analyst at the city’s most prestigious investment firm. In the mornings, he gazes out the train window at the lavish homes of the uberwealthy, dreaming about joining their ranks. In the evenings, he listens to the fiscal news on his phone, already preparing for the next grueling day in the cutthroat realm of finance. Then one morning Devine’s tedious routine is shattered by an anonymous email: She is dead.   Sara

Eclipse the Moon by Jessie Mihalik

Releasing July 12th ~ Get it on Amazon I spent my weekend rereading Hunt the Stars followed by Eclipse the Moon! It was the perfect reading weekend.  I can’t recommend it enough to my sci-fi fantasy book lovers. Spending time really getting to know the beautiful rainbow-haired bounty hunter Kee was so much fun. The way her teammates and fellow crewmen love, respect, and take care of her is amazing. Being along for the ride as she discovers that Varro isn’t exactly what she thinks he is was an absolute delight. I can’t wait for everyone else to read it. When’s the next one coming out?  ~Tanja *Thank you to Harper Voyager and Avon Books for sharing this title with me. From the Cover... Acclaimed author Jessie Mihalik returns with an exciting new novel about a rainbow-haired female bounty hunter tasked with preventing an interstellar war. Kee Ildez has been many things: hacker, soldier, bounty hunter. She never expected to be a hero, but when a shadowy group of tr

Bright Like Wildfire by Juliette Cross

Releases July 12th ~ Get it on Amazon It is so refreshing to finally read a book where the sexy grumpy curmudgeon that you just want to cuddle is female. I love everything about Betty. She’s got her issues but she plays them off with snark and a funny crumbly attitude that just makes her even more endearing. And of course, we know every grumpy curmudgeon needs a softer more accepting partner to even out the scales. Bennett Broussard is the perfect match. Bright Like Wildfire is a rom-com dream with a fiery burn and charismatic humor only Juliette Cross can supply.  ~Tanja *Thank you @JulietteCross for sharing your work with me. From the Cover... Bennett has no idea why Betty Mouton hates him. Other than the time he accidentally hit her boobs with a glitter bomb in their community theater performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” he’s been nothing but helpful and accommodating. But that notorious “incident” happened nine years ago. Time for the gorgeous redhea

The True Love Bookshop by Annie Rains

Releasing July 5th ~ Get it on Amazon I’m not sure how many times a heart can break yet still beat. What I do know is, love has a way of healing and mending us all. The True Love Bookshop by Annie Raines is a story that will absolutely break your heart. Have no fear, book friends, Raines knows exactly how to put it all back together! Written by a master romantic Raines gives us another stunning addition to the Somerset Lake series. The perfect way to spend a long weekend. ~Tanja From the Cover... She’s ready to start a new chapter in her life… For Tess Lane, owning Lakeside Books is a dream come true, but it’s the weekly book club she hosts for the women in town that Tess enjoys the most. The gatherings have been her lifeline over the past three years since her husband’s mysterious death. Tess has tried to move on, but when River Harrison shows up on her doorstep, all her lingering questions come rushing back.… River, a former marine turned private investigator