02 Dec '18

Top Picks 2nd Dec – Coming this week in romance …. (releases from Cherise Sinclair, Christina Laurens & Noelle Adams)

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Top Picks is a weekly meme that we do here at Scorching Book Reviews. In this post, I highlight the Romance books that I want to read that are released this week. They are books on my TR pile and only books we are interested in spending money on. I feel I have to point out that books in a series are only going to be feaured on here if I have started the series ..

This week’s Top Picks are…

Defiance: a Masters of the Shadowlands novella by [Sinclair, Cherise]

Status on TR list: I don’t know how to feel about this – I love all of Cherise Sinclair’s romance but I’m not sure about her suspense. I’ve pre-ordered it.

Z’s day begins with sadness

A phone call from a dying friend leaves psychologist Zachary Grayson determined to fulfill the old survivalist’s request–a send-off that will comfort his grieving sons.

And then turns deadly

The death threat is only the beginning…because the letter isn’t a hoax. Z walks out of his office into a barrage of bullets. He can take being shot at, but when the second shot splinters the empty child-seat in his car, he’s shaken to the core. The horror of what would have happened if his little girl had been there spurs him to action.

Master Z is a Dom, a husband, a father—every instinct drives him to protect those under his care. When the police can’t catch his stalker, he must take matters into his own hands.

He must keep danger far from those he loves.

Secrecy and distance is the key. The funeral in Alaska is the perfect location, especially since Z won’t be alone. The survivalist’s sons have grown into men with lethal skills. With their help, he can trap the shooter and keep his family safe.

As long as his impetuous and all-too-observant wife, Jessica, doesn’t discover he’s using himself as bait.Defiance is not only a wonderful addition to the beloved

Masters of the Shadowlands series, but you also get to meet the sons from the upcoming Sons of the Survivalist series.

 

My Favourite Half-Night Stand by [Lauren, Christina]

Status on TR list: I really enjoy Christina Laurens but I’m well behind as she releases loads of books. On the list.

Swipe right on My Favourite Half-Night Stand – a funny, fresh romp into the ups and downs of online dating that’s sure to make you laugh out loud.

Millie Morris has always been one of the guys. A professor at a respected university, she’s great at witty backchat but terrible at getting personal. Like her four best male friends, she’s perma-single. So when a routine university function turns into a black tie gala, they all make a pact to join an online dating service and find plus-ones. There’s just one hitch: after making the pact, Millie and one of their group, Reid Campbell, secretly spend the sexiest half-night of their lives together, before mutually deciding the friendship would be better off strictly platonic.

But online dating isn’t for the faint of heart. While the guys are inundated with dream dates and potential girlfriends, Millie’s profile attracts nothing but creeps. So she invents ‘Catherine’ – a dating profile alter ego in whose make-believe shoes she can be more vulnerable than she’s ever been in person. But when ‘Catherine’ and Reid strike up a digital relationship, Millie finds herself struggling to resist temptation – both online and off. Soon, Millie will have to face her worst fear – intimacy – or risk losing her best friend, forever.

‘Pure joy’ Sally Thorne, USA Today bestselling author of The Hating Game

 

Stranded for Christmas (Holiday Acres Book 4) by [Adams, Noelle]

Status on TR list: This series is really sweet but I’m not up to date. On the list.

A snowstorm. Her much older business partner. One very hot night.

Laura Holiday doesn’t believe in romance. Her life revolves around her work and her six-year-old son. The last thing she wants is a fling with her friend and business partner, Russ Matheson, who is emotionally unavailable and thirteen years older than her. But one night in a snowstorm changes their relationship forever.

The Holiday Acres series

Stranded on the Beach (Book 1, Rebecca and Phil)
Stranded in the Snow (Book 2, Olivia and Scott, published in the Snowed in for Christmas anthology)
Stranded in the Woods (Book 3, Penny and Kent)
Stranded for Christmas (Book 4, Laura and Russ)

 

 

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