Looking For A Good Read: My Top Recent Reads

I’m often looking for the next book to drown in. The one thing I do (and I know I shouldn’t) is judge a book by it’s cover. After the initial ‘love at first sight’, I hope I’ll connect with the character/s in the first few moments… then SHAZAM I’m in! 

Here’s a little list of the books that caught my eye and dragged me under… 

Protective Hearts
D.S. Williams

After being kidnapped by the Chicago Heart Ripper, Finn O’Flaherty is his only surviving victim.
Rescued by her brother, Finn suffers heartache in the aftermath as she struggles to come to terms with what happened and battles the amnesia that prevents her from identifying the serial killer.
Caleb Sheppard is determined to protect Finn out of respect and a sense of duty towards his friend’s younger sister. He suspects there is more to the prolific serial killer than meets the eye, and one question haunts him: Why was Finn kept and not killed?
It’s a race against time to retrieve Finn’s memories, keep her out of the Ripper’s clutches, and discover the secrets of his identity.
What Finn doesn’t realize, is that Caleb and his family are hiding secrets of their own – some of which Finn may not be able to accept.

http://www.amazon.com/Protective-Hearts-D-S-Williams-ebook/dp/B00R8A2VX4/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1422834940&sr=1-1&keywords=protective+hearts

Between (Dark Intent Series Book #1)

Lisa Swallow

http://www.amazon.com/Between-Dark-Intent-Lisa-Swallow/dp/150091116X/ref=sr_1_1_twi_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1422835826&sr=1-1&keywords=Between+lisa+swallow

What do you do when two very different men enter your world and both have the power to kill you with a touch or a kiss? Can Rose trust either of them – or anyone in her new life after the accident which almost killed her? When Alek and Finn enter her world, Rose discovers the after-effects of the accident are worse than she thought. The slow recovery and fogged nightmares aren’t the only changes she needs to cope with. Alek has lived years closed off from people. He didn’t expect someone like Rose to come into his life and challenge the reality he grips onto. If Finn doesn’t fix the mistake he made, his life is in danger. His desire to help and protect Rose makes his task difficult, especially when she’s the mistake he needs to fix. Ghosts? Demons? Angels? Or something more? The supernatural you find living and working in this English city are a little different to those you usually find in the genre.

Bookshop on the Corner (A Gingerbread Cafe Story)
Rebecca Raisin

Who said that only real heroes could be found in fiction?

Sarah Smith had an addiction – she was addicted to romance novels. The meet-cute, the passion, the drama and the gorgeous men! Now this wouldn’t have been such an issue if she hadn’t been the owner of the only bookshop in Ashford, Connecticut.

Ever since her close friend Lil, from The Gingerbread Café, had become engaged she had been yearning for a little love to turn up in her life. Except Sarah knew a good man was hard to find – especially in a tiny town like Ashford. That was until New York journalist, Ridge Warner stepped into her bookshop…

Love could be just around the corner for Sarah, but will she be able to truly believe that happy-ever-after can happen in real-life too!

Shortlisted for the Festival of Romantic Fiction Best Short Romance Award

From the brilliant author of The Gingerbread Café trilogy don’t miss this linked novella to get a sneak-peek at how Damon and Lil are getting on before the next book in the series Christmas Wedding at the Gingerbread Café out now!

http://www.amazon.com/Bookshop-Corner-Gingerbread-Cafe-story-ebook/dp/B00JBGZKJK/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1422836402&sr=1-1&keywords=Bookshop+on+the+corner

Beyond the Shadows (Book #1 of Shadow Series)
Anna Hub

“A violent shudder travelled up my spine, each vertebrae snapping together like a zip lock, all my muscles tensed but I couldn’t tear myself away from the image …”

If your shadow was trying to consume you, how would you run from it?

What if you were afraid of something you could never escape?

Selena Parker’s journey into the unknown begins in her dreams, but the consequences are carried back into her conscious life and she soon realises paranormal forces are at work. Her shadow has become more than just an image, it is a gateway to a sinister new world where mysterious creatures roam and she is confronted by danger that challenges her will to survive.She finds the man whose fate is linked inexplicably to her own but she knows nothing of him and doubts his true nature. Her only option is to place her life in his hands while they search for a way to stop the shadows claiming them forever.

http://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Shadows-Shadow-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00CK8H1SO/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1422837465&sr=1-1&keywords=beyond+the+shadows+anna+hub

Welcome to HELL: Mel Goes to HELL series (Book #1) – AND THIS IS A FREEBIE
Demelza Carlton

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“Good morning. Welcome to HELL.”

Mel hates job interviews – and this one’s shaping up to be the interview from Hell.

From the grumpy receptionist to the disturbingly demonic interview panel and the sleazy CEO, it seems landing her first job is the least of Mel’s worries.

Can she make it out of the office alive without selling her soul?

http://www.amazon.com/Welcome-Hell-Short-Story-Goes-ebook/dp/B00IL9ZDH2/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1422837878&sr=1-1&keywords=mel+goes+to+hell

The Seventh
S.D Wasley

Sixteen year old Mimi Alston has company. No less than three ghosts follow her around, and only she can see them. At her last school, she was known as the girl with imaginary friends. Now Mimi’s starting fresh in a new town, where she’s determined to make some real friends and fit in for once. She’s ready for a normal life…except Mimi never counted on her fascination with troubled goth-boy, Drew. When she’s invited to join the elite Gifted Program, Mimi discovers she’s not the only one at the school with an unusual talent. Maybe being normal isn’t even an option anymore.

http://www.amazon.com/Seventh-S-D-Wasley/dp/177233216X/ref=sr_1_1_twi_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1422838420&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Seventh+s.d+wasley

Black & White
Traci Hayden

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Beth Huntley, photographer and devoted bachelorette, doesn’t believe in true love. Too much hurt and disappointment has left her hiding behind the camera. All she can see is a black and white world around her.

William Lorde, widower and father, was once an open and carefree man. The loss of his wife has left him wrapped up in the needs of his little girl. He can no longer see the colors of the world as he struggles each and every day.

What happens when these two similarly different people meet and help each other to step out of the world they’ve created for themselves? Will they find a love that helps them heal from the past, enjoy their present and create a beautiful future?

http://www.amazon.com/Black-White-Picture-Perfect-Book-ebook/dp/B00RB2JBNM/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1422839519&sr=1-1&keywords=black+%26+white+traci+hayden

Ophelia
Jude Ouvrard

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*MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY 18+*

For teenage musical prodigy Ophelia Stewart, life couldn’t be better. She has a loving family, a friend who is closer than a sister, and big professional dreams to pursue. But Ophelia’s perfect world is shattered when a disaster claims her parents and forces her into a center for emotionally damaged children where she is required to finish her senior year far from her best friend. Lost and alone, Ophelia tries to cut herself off from connecting with the other young people there, however one of them, Teodore de Luca, refuses to be put off. Breaking through her restraint, the young man insinuates himself into her life, where he becomes her new support system.

What can the future hold for them? Ophelia still has big dreams to pursue. Is there really a place for Teo in them? How can she choose between the man she loves and her passion for music? Can she ever truly commit herself to him? Or is their love destined to be crushed under the weight of her career?

This list should keep you all busy for a while…

xx Mich

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