Miami Days, Havana Nights by Linda Bennett Pennell . This is a great dual story with action and romance. The first part of the story is set in the mid 1920’s with a Jewish boy named Sam who is making extra money working for a gangster in a speakeasy to help his family. While there Sam witnesses a hit and is sent to Miami with no money. no friends and no place to hide. Sam’s only choice is to do that the Mob demands so he begins bootlegging . He is miserable until he sees the daughter of the family he’s staying with. Her name is Rebecca and he’s in love at first sight and she feels the same. Sam begs the Mob to let him out so he can marry Rebecca but that comes with a price. Will he be able to pay that price. This story is being told thru Liz Reams a History of American Crime Professor who has success, a great new boyfriend and a lead on information about this 1920’s Mob leader. What could be wrong, her life seems perfect. While she’s trying to figure out Sam’s story she realizes its very similar to her own. A long standing personal debt has her on a life changing journey. The man who gave her all the info expects her to pay, Will the price be too high? Read Miami Days, Havana Nights to find out! I LOVE these books.
Collision (Shattered Hearts Book 3) by Nicole Banks. This is the 3rd and final book in the Shattered Hearts Series. Its just as good as the others. This is a very emotional read with danger, mystery, suspense, and romance all in one book. This is probably my favorite of the 3. This is the story of Chase & Kris who hooked up 8 years ago and she never heard from him again. She was left hurt and felt betrayed by him. It seemed like Kris had just decided to move on when Chase shows back up. Chase wants to pick back up where they left off but Kris isn’t so sure. She didn’t know the reason he left was for work and that he would be gone for 8 years. There is also another part of the story which is so suspenseful that you will be on the edge of your seats but I can’t tell you much or I will ruin it for you. Just trust me and read this wonderful book. It’s amazing!
Not Fade Away (Interstellar Rescue Series Book 4) by Donna S. Frelick. This is the fourth book in the Interstellar Rescue Series! This can be read as a standalone! This book is full of action, danger, romance you name it! This is the story of Rafe Gordon who is a Rescue Agent and Solider who has been fighting the Alien Slaves since he was young. His father Del was a big name among Rescue Agents in the past but not now because he has dementia. His only wish is to go back home “Earth” but with assassin’s on their trail he doesn’t know if they will make it. Once they get to Earth/Masey, North Carolina Del’s hometown they meet Charlie McIntyre who is a Home Health Nurse for dementia patients and their families. Rafe is automatically attracted to her and she can’t deny their is chemistry but she’s not interested in a relationship because of her past. As things heat up between them their alien hunters get closer to them. Will Rafe and Del get captured? Will Charlie give in to her feelings for Rafe? Read Not Fade Away to find out!
Shameless (The Orphan Train Saga Book 2) by Sherry A. Burton. I love these books! Each one leaves me wanting to read more. This is the second book in the series and these should be read in order. Its the continuing story of Cindy & her mom finding out that their grandmother/mother was an orphan on the infamous Orphan Trains. The Orphan Trains were used to take orphans and unwanted children West to people that wanted children. They have found tons of journals in the grandmother’s attic. This is Tobias aka Mouse’s story. We first met Tobias in the first book and he was not a person I wanted to read more about but this book explains why he’s so hard. He was a young orphan living on the streets of NYC learning to lie, cheat and steal to survive. He finds himself on the Train West but once he gets there it doesn’t work out and he’s sent back to NYC. He does really well this time around and becomes smarter in the ways of the streets until he sees MIleta aka Mildred. He’s obsessed with her and somehow ends up on another Train headed West and ends up in a very crime ridden gang called the Purple Gang Society. I loved reading about Tobias and actually liked his story even more than Mileta’s! I can’t wait for the next heartbreaking story. These are some of the best books I’ve read this year!
Rogue Wave (The Inland Seas Series Book 2) by Gwyn McNamee. This book was amazing and don’t start it thinking you will stop after a few chapters. It sucks you in and you are glued to the pages! This is the story of Cutter and Valentina also known as Kraken & Principessa. Cutter is a deadly and dangerous guy who does what he has to do and does it well. Valentina is strong, intelligent and independent so when Cutter saves her it throws her off completely. Cutter is supposed to be her enemy but there is so much chemistry between them. Cutter is even letting thoughts of her mess with his job and that’s never happened. Will Valentina let down her guard and let Cutter in? She doesn’t want a sweet, cookie cutter man she likes the raw, wild, gunfighter he is. This is not for the faint of heart. It will make your blood boil in more ways than one! Great read!
Out Bad (Sinners or Saints Book 1) by Janice M. Whiteaker. This is the first book in the Sinners and Saints Series but its a lot like her Lost Boys Series and I LOVED that one. Its the story of Joe a ex high ranking biker gang member who has lots of bad stuff in his past. He left the biker gang and never looked back but not without burning some bridges along the way. He has guilt by the ton for things he’s done in his past but when he meets Gwen he knows no matter what he has to have her. Gwen is a sassy, hardworking some would say workaholic, beautiful woman who knows better than to get involved with a guy like Joe. Her sister Gabby just happens to be Joe’s best friend Heath’s wife and Gabby does her best to convince Gwen not to date Joe. Gwen finally has to tell her sister that she’s a big girl and she can take care of herself even though she’s not convinced. She doesn’t have the time for a relationship especially with someone with as much baggage as Joe. Joe’s also got some bad guys out to get him for leaving the club and the only way they know they can hurt him the most is thru Gwen. Will Joe and Gwen survive the Gangs attempt to make Joe pay? Read Out Bad to find out!
The Flood by Meghan O’Flynn. Let me start by saying Meghan O’Flynn is one of my very favorite authors. This book just goes right in there with her other amazing reads. Once you start this you can’t put it down because you have to know what happens next. Its Louisiana and an unprecedented storm is occurring. Victoria Larson and her husband Chad are sitting on the roof of their home watching their beloved city turn into a lake with another massive storm heading their way. They’ve had no food or water for 3 days and don’t see any way in site of getting any until Wendy shows up in a boat and whisks them away to a water proof bunker. Once they get there Victoria goes on high alert because there is a lock on the outside of the door and the food boxes are empty. What is going on? How are all these people going to survive if there is no food. She’s also getting the weird vibe that everyone knows Wendy from before the flood. Are they all in a big plot together against her or is her mind just going crazy from lack of nutrition. This book poses the all important questions “what lengths would you go to in order to survive?” This book is a emotional roller coaster and I honestly didn’t know what was going to happen from one chapter to the next. Its a great book!
A Perfect Fit by Zoe Lee. This is a sweet contemporary love story. Its the story of Daisy Rhys a pretty, young, sweet girl who is trying to leave a wedding reception. She’s super happy for Lida & Jamie she just hates being an old maid once again. While trying to escape she runs literally right into Duncan “Dunk” McCoy who helps her escape. Daisy can’t believe the chemistry between the two but after their night together she hasn’t heard from him. Dunk is known for being a ladies man but never settling down. Daisy figures its just her luck it was just another one of his one night stands. Dunk can’t get over the night they had together. That’s all he can think about. Can he convince Daisy he’s in it for the long haul? Will Daisy take a chance on love with Dunk? Read A Perfect Fit to find out!
Truck Stopped (Satan’s Devils MC #11) by Manda Mellett. This book was AMAZING! I have loved every book in this series and didn’t want to read this one knowing the end was near but once I picked it up I couldn’t put it down. Its the story of Truck who has left the club to never return, broken, burned, injured physically and mentally. Enter Allie who we have read about in most of the books as the lose woman every guy in the club has been with. We’ve loved to hate her now we see a different side. She’s sent to try to get Truck back in the club. It’s not an easy task. Truck is at the very lowest point of his life even having thoughts of ending it all but Allie makes herself his friend. Is she encouraging him for herself or the club or really for him? Can he be with someone who has been with all his buddies intimately? Allie loves sex and makes no bones about it but she’s always had a soft spot for Truck and she’s afraid if she can’t reach him it may be the end of the road for him! I encourage you all to buy this series and don’t mess around buying one or two buy them all right now and read them from the beginning. You will LOVE them!
Not So Wrong (Love Grows Book 2) by Renee Regent. I loved the first book in this series so I was super excited to read this book. It did not let me down. It’s an amazing story about Spencer Colebank who works for his family business and is a billionaire. He’s also has ghosts in his past he’s trying to run from. Melanie Parker is an amazing singer who is beautiful, strong, independent and is about to give up on her dream of being a famous singer because her family needs her. The only thing in common Spencer and Melanie have in common is music and he’s trying to convince her to stay in Atlanta because of the song they wrote together might actually become a record. As they work together they become more and more attracted to each other and sparks fly. Will their song make Melanie a star and will she and Spencer have more than a song between them. Read Not So Wrong to find out!