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Friends Like These by Kimberly McCreight

Out Now ~ Get it on Amazon   Thank you so much to Harper Publishing as well as Harper Perennial for sharing author KimberlynMcCreight with me. Friends Like These has massive acclaim as well as being named a Good Morning America Buzz Pick! With all that being said, I was beyond excited to jump in. What I found was a riveting un-put-down-able read. It's a book that makes your heart beat fast and has you scanning the pages for the reaction of others. I totally see this going on a little or big screen in the future. Just fab! ~Tanja From the Cover... Six college friends have reunited for a glamorous weekend in the Catskills, a decade after a fatal accident that nearly destroyed them. Keith, once the ringleader of the group, was a handsome charmer on the fast track to success. Now he’s spiraling into addiction and stands at the edge of losing it all. This weekend is the last chance to save him. But Keith, it turns out, is not the only one who needs saving. By daw

Return to Cherry Blossom Way by Jeannie Chin

Out Now ~ Get it on Amazon Like a screen door in a hurricane, I had a banging good time reading Return to Charry Way by Jeannie Chin! I feel as if there are so many levels to unpack in the book. From escaping the past to reclaiming it with fervor. May will make your life your own. I was cheering with her and for her so many times.Sigh.... I really love this book. ~Tanja  *Thank you to @foreverpub for sharing this title with me. From the Cover... In this sweet second-chance love story, two opposites discover their once-in-a-lifetime chemistry has only gotten stronger. May Wu is no longer the shy teen who skipped out of her small North Carolina town right after graduation. Now she’s a successful travel writer who can handle any challenge. Until her latest assignment sends her home to Blue Cedar Falls, where, of course, she runs straight into Han Leung, a.k.a. the guy who got away. How dare he still be so good looking, funny, and easy to talk to? Han always does t

Traitor's Dance by Jeff Abbott

Out Now ~ Get it on Amazon Wow, you guys. I didn't expect such a time jump. I'm pleasantly surprised by it, yet it's a seamless transition all the same. Jeff Abbott is at his best with Traitor's Dance. A stunning example of changing the life of a beloved character while keeping the readers' knowledge and expectations intact. I am a massive fan of thriller suspense and this is a perfect way to kick off spooky season reading! ~Tanja *Thank you to @Grandcentralpub and @HachetteBookGroup for sharing this title with me. From the Cover... Sam Capra and his thirteen-year-old son, Daniel, are living a quiet life in Austin, Texas, where Sam continues to run his collection of bars and nightclubs around the world. He's had no recent contact with his former partner, Mila, and is working for America's most secret espionage agency, known as Section K—all while trying to be a good suburban dad. Suddenly, Sam is approached by a fellow spy with an in

The Graveside Bar and Grill by Darynda Jones

Get it on Amazon No one was more saddened than I was when the Charley Davidson series ended. I miss these guys so much. Thankfully, Jones has graced us with lovely coffee-flavored treats to keep us going strong! I love these injections via novellas. A fun and sexy treat from one of the queens of paranormal romance. ~Tanja *Thank you to Social Butterfly PR for sharing this title with me From the Cover... From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Darynda Jones comes a new story in her Charley Davidson series… When Donovan St. James’ precocious charge asks him—no questions asked—to tail the doctor who keeps their ragtag team patched up, he wants to refuse. Not because the saucy teen is getting too big for her britches, ordering him around like a mob boss, but because the woman stirs feelings in him he would rather not explore. However, when evil threatens the doc’s life, he realizes he has no choice. Sia saved his life once. He will try to return the f

Ruby Fever by Ilona Andrews

Releasing Aug 23rd ~ Get it on Amazon I have a hard time reading anything after I finish an Ilona Andrews book. It's hard because their brilliant writing and storytelling are incomparable. They are truly one of my all-time favorite writers. Fast-paced, filled with love, and hard-driven rhythmic plots. Every addition to the series is a spectacular example of what PNR and fantasy should always encompass. I forget how beautifully they destroy me for others when a new book comes out and I’m spoiled for weeks for anything else. ~Tanja *ARC provided by Avon Books Publishing From the Cover... #1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews is back with the newest book in the exciting Hidden Legacy series—the thrilling conclusion to her trilogy featuring fierce and beautiful Prime magic user Catalina Baylor. An escaped spider, the unexpected arrival of an Imperial Russian Prince, the senseless assassination of a powerful figure, a shocking attack on the supposed

The Darkness of Others by Cate Holahan

Releases August 23rd ~ Preorder on Amazon Well dang, that was one hell of a crazy ride!! The Darkness of Others by Cate Holahan is filled with a mystery and a sense of overwhelming dreed. I couldn't figure out who to trust, or where this was going, but I was immeasurably invested. Holahan is assuredly becoming one of my favorite one-click authors. ~Tanja *Thank you to @grandcentralpublishing for sharing this title with me. From the Cover... Imani Banks lives in a posh Brooklyn Heights neighborhood that has just been rocked to its core. An acclaimed movie director has been murdered, and his blond trophy wife—Imani’s closest friend—is missing. Their neighbors, along with the media, jump to the conclusion that Melissa Walker has killed her husband in a fit of rage and is on the run. Fortunately for the missing actress, Imani is a psychiatrist as well as a steadfast friend. She will never give up her search and is determined to prove Melissa’s innocence. I

Ten First Dates Anthology

There is no better way to introduce yourself to a new author than to snag an anthology! Especially when it's free! Yes, you heard me! FREE! What makes this extra special is that it's filled with some of my favorite writers. Wonderfully acquired stories all in one sweet read. I mean... I can't think of a better way to end summer romance season than with Ten First Dates. ~Tanja Pick a trope, any trope! This anthology’s got you covered! Ten First Dates, a FREE, swoony romance collection featuring ten all-new prequels from ten bestselling authors, is out now! He was the last person on earth she’d ever want to be stuck with for a weekend… Their eyes met across the room and she knew… They’d been friends forever but everything was about to change… Once upon a time… There are so many ways a great romance can start, and we’ve got TEN of them right here for you! Ten ALL NEW, never-before-seen prequels from ten bestselling romance authors all in one place! Find out how these swoony he

Pen Pal by J.T. Geissinger

Releases Aug 16th ~ Get it on Amazon I just finished Pen Pal by the incomparable J.T. Geissinger. I don't have the words to convey how unexpectedly emotional I am right now. Saying that I'm completely surprised by this book doesn't give what I'm feeling justice. Pen Pal was an emotional upheaval of all my senses. Sexy, scary, intriguingly transcendent.  ~Tanja  *Thank you to SocialButterfly for sharing this with me From the Cover... The first letter arrived the day my husband was buried. It was postmarked from the state penitentiary, and contained a single sentence: I’ll wait forever if I have to. It was signed by Dante, a man I didn’t know. Out of simple curiosity, I wrote back to ask him what exactly he was waiting for. His reply? You. I told the mystery man he had the wrong girl. He said he didn’t. I said we’d never met, but he said I was wrong. We went back and forth, exchanging letters every week that grew increasingly more intimate. Then on

The Manhattan Girls by Gill Paul

Get it on Amazon Ah, the roaring twenties (she says with a transcontinental accent). Art deco fabulousness. Beauty and opulence shimmer in my mind from the very beginning. Truly a decadent read, book friends. From the cadence - to the decision to add watermark art at the beginning of each chapter, The Manhattan Girls gives us everything a book romantic needs and wants in a tome centered around the 1920's. My mind's eye shimmers in black and white becoming technicolor with the words created by Gill Paul. Simply wonderful! ~Tanja *Thank you to William Morrow and Harper Collins for sharing this title with me. From the Cover... It’s a 1920s version of Sex and the City, as Dorothy Parker—one of the wittiest women who ever wielded a pen—and her three friends navigate life, love, and careers in New York City. Perfect for fans of Fiona Davis, Beatriz Williams, and Renée Rosen. NEW YORK CITY 1921: The war is over, fashions are daring, and bootleg liquor is abund

Overkill by Sandra Brown

Releases August 16th ~ get it on Amazon It wouldn’t be summer without the arrival of a new Sandra Brown book. Overkill arrives just in time for the August heat wave. A perfect way to spend the last vestiges of summer.  Wrapped in mystery, murder, and the mayhem that only the incomparable Sandra Brown can produce. Overkill had me 100% addicted from the start. With her ability for great prose and the way she weaves a story it’s nothing short of wonderful. Pre-order it today if you haven’t already. ~Tanja From the Cover... Former Super Bowl MVP quarterback Zach Bridger hasn’t seen his ex-wife, Rebecca Pratt, for some time—not since their volatile marriage imploded—so he’s shocked to receive a life-altering call about her. Rebecca has been placed on life support after a violent assault, and he—despite their divorce—has medical power-of-attorney. Zach is asked to make an impossible choice: keep her on life support or take her off of it. Buckling under the weight of

Looking for a thrilling read? James Patterson could be your guy.

Get them both on Amazon The Russian-   The President's Daughter- From the best-selling author, James Patterson, I have two recommendations for you! It's code orange after all. What better way to prepare for spooky season than to jump into a good mystery-action thriller! The Russian... When a serial killer crashes Detective Michael Bennett's wedding, he and his new partner uncover a gruesome string of cold-case homicides across the country. ​ Weeks before NYPD Detective Michael Bennett is to marry his longtime love, Mary Catherine, an assassin announces his presence in the city with a string of grisly murders. Each victim is a young woman. And each has been killed in a manner as precise as it was gruesome. Tasked with working alongside the FBI, Bennett and his gung-ho new partner uncover multiple cold-case homicides across the country that fit the same distinctive pattern—proving the perpetrator they seek is as experienced at

The Heart of Summer by Felicity Hayes-McCoy

Out Now ~ Get it on Amazon Just like the long hazy days of summer,  Felicity Hayes-McCoy takes us on a warm, comfortable meandering walk of reflection. As opposed to a fast-paced plot this is different and I really like it. It’s book six in the Finfarran Peninsula series and we dive a little deeper. Now's the time for Hanna to reflect and immerse herself in a bit of the past and realize exactly where she currently is in the present.  The absolute perfect book for summer. That’s what Felicity Hayes McCoys does best. ~Tanja *Thank you to Harper Perennial for sharing this title with me. From the Cover... Summer has finally arrived on Ireland’s west coast. On the Finfarran Peninsula, Hanna Casey is looking forward to al fresco lunches with friends and balmy evenings with her boyfriend Brian in their stunning new home in beautiful Hag’s Glen. With a painful divorce behind her and family drama finally settled, Hanna begins to plan a romantic holiday getaway for th

Ryder by Sadie Rose

Get it on Amazon Fabulous short read! I love a good MC thrill from time to time and Sadie Rose is the perfect choice when I want a quick fix. Her writing is fun and flirty with a bit of edge. Always a great combo! ~Tanja From the Cover... Rayleighn I moved to Mammoth to blend in and hide. I’d lived in fear for years of a man I knew would eventually come for me. One night everything changed- I met Rider. Rider The Mystic Venom MC wasn’t just a club it was my life. I wasn’t looking for anything else, but when I saw her stranded in the snow, I knew I had to have her. She needed a white knight, but what she didn’t realize was that I wasn’t a knight- I was a viper. This is a standalone novel. *Thank you to Sadie Rose for sharing your work with me! #Ryder #SadieRose #MysticVenomMC #MysticVenomSeries

The Hookup Plan by Farrah Rochon

Get it on Amazon I swear by all things bookish this is the best book to date from author Farrah Rochon! The Hookup Plan has everything I love in romance. Snark, wit, sexy pulse racing chemistry, and a laugh-out-loud repartee that left me breathless. RomCom perfection!  ~Tanja  *Thank you to @ForeverPub for sharing this title with me! From the Cover... Successful pediatric surgeon London Kelley just needs to find some balance and de-stress. According to her friends Samiah and Taylor, what London really needs is a casual hookup. A night of fun with no strings. But no one—least of all London—expected it to go down at her high school reunion with Drew Sullivan, millionaire, owner of delicious abs, and oh yes, her archnemesis. Now London is certain the road to hell is paved with good sex. Because she’s found out the real reason Drew’s back in Austin: to decide whether her beloved hospital remains open. Worse, Drew is doing everything he can to show her that he’s a d

Husband Material by Alexis Hall

Get it on Amazon The boys are back! I had such a good time getting to know Luc and Oliver in Boyfriend Material that I now feel like I've been invited to a dinner party with the gang! Especially since everyone has so much going on this time around.  Alexis Hall has made me a forever fan of this couple. It feels warm, funny, and comforting to be around them again. What can I say... I just love this world💕  ~Tanja * Thank you to Sourcebooks Casablanca for sharing this title with me! From the Cover... Wanted: One (very real) husband Nowhere near perfect but desperately trying his best In BOYFRIEND MATERIAL, Luc and Oliver met, pretended to fall in love, fell in love for real, dealt with heartbreak and disappointment and family and friends…and somehow figured out a way to make it work. Now it seems like everyone around them is getting married, and Luc’s feeling the social pressure to propose. But it’ll take more than four weddings, a funeral, and a bowl full o