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Top Picks is a weekly meme that we do here at Scorching Book Reviews. In this post, we highlight the romance books that we want to read that are released this week. They are books on our TR pile and only books we are interested in spending money on.
This week’s Top Picks are…
Status on TR list : Cat Johnson is pretty much an autobuy author when she does a new series. On the list.
“I owe you one.”
I didn’t realize when I said that to my Navy SEAL buddy he’d actually collect on the debt. Or that it could cost me my life. I’m Brent Hearst, for God’s sake. A member of the one percent. As in old family money. Yet somehow I’m standing here, smiling while there’s a gun strapped to my leg ruining the line of my Italian suit.
But my issue isn’t with that gun. Oh, no. It’s my other weapon I can’t control when I’m around the sexy-as-sin brunette.She might or might not be a spy. I don’t seem to care which while I’ve got her against the wall with my hand fisted in her hair. Oh, and while I figure out if I’ve been sleeping with the enemy, I’ve also got to keep us both from being killed by a couple of gun-toting Russians.
Billionaire for Hire is a full-length standalone contemporary romance, the first in the For Hire series by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cat Johnson. It is a loose spinoff from Cat Johnson’s Hot SEALs series, with cameo appearances from favorite characters.
Status on TR List : Oooooh, I like the look of this. I like Katee Robert too … on the list.
Status on the TR List : LOOOOVE Sidney Bell. This is on the list.
Premed student Tobias Benton is making amends for his past. He keeps his head down, mouth shut and colors within the lines. But when his close friend Ghost goes missing, Tobias will do whatever it takes to get answers—including using blackmail to enlist some help. The last thing he’s looking for is romance.
Private investigator Sullivan Tate isn’t above a little breaking and entering to solve a case, but when Tobias catches him in the act, it’s almost game over. Their uneasy alliance only gets more complicated when Sullivan learns that Tobias shares his interest in kink. Mixing sex and work could kill Sullivan’s career, but Tobias’s acceptance of Sullivan’s darkest urges is nearly impossible to resist.
Side by side, Tobias and Sullivan spend their days searching for the truth and their nights fulfilling their respective fantasies. But the answers they seek are far more dangerous than they realize, and soon they find themselves fighting for more than just each other.
This book is approximately 120,000 words
Status on the TR List: Sidney Bristol writes good Romance and, this being a romantic suspense, I am totally in. On the list.
The mission: Rescue an executive translator being held hostage in Iraq without falling in love.
Erin Lopez never thought her life would be more dangerous as a civilian. She hoped she’d put her days dodging bullets behind her. Now, her only salvation is in the arms of a slow-talking man who makes her heart remember what it’s like to love again.
Retired Army Ranger Riley Smith knows what it’s like to fight the past every time he closes his eyes. Erin’s dark, haunted eyes only tell a fraction of her story, and when she reaches for comfort, he can’t tell her no. She makes this broken man want to be whole again.
The closer Erin and Riley get to the truth behind Erin’s kidnapping the more dangerous their path becomes. Someone wants Erin silenced at any price. Riley can’t let that happen, but keeping her alive means facing that their no strings attached arrangement is a lie.
Status on the TR List : I’ll be honest, the cover sold me. On the list.
Ethan Thomas is disillusioned after selling his company for billions and discovering all the people he cared about are now only interested in him for his money. Needing to get away, he heads to a campground in Sweet Mountain, Montana. It’s the off-season and he is assured all the other cabins will be empty. He’s after complete solitude which is why the last thing he needs is a city-slicker faux camper in the cabin next door. Especially one who doesn’t even know how to boil water over an open fire.
Lily Ryder doesn’t even know how to boil water over an open fire. Or on a stove for that matter. But she can’t pass up the opportunity for a big promotion at the newspaper where she works. All she has to do is spend one week at a campground and she’ll steal the job right out from under the nose of her rival. Camping, even in a cabin, turns out to be a lot hard than she expected, but the last person she’s going to turn to for help is the Neanderthal that almost shot her dog.
They could just ignore each other, but Sweet Mountain is hiding a secret, one that could change both their plans forever.