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Title: Taking the Fight: a Gloves Off – Next Generation Novel
Author: L.P. Dover
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Sports Romance
Tropes: MMA Fighters, Mafia Romance, Alpha Male, Dark, Friends to Lovers, Best Friends Sister
Release Date: July 26, 2022
Cover Design: Letitia Hasser at RBA Designs
Photographer: Sara Eirew Photography
Illustrated by: Golden Czermak at FuriousFotog
L.P. Dover, the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who brought you the tantalizing Gloves Off series, presents Gloves Off – Next Generation. This brand-new saga of interconnected standalones unites new characters with beloved originals in dark and sexy stories laced with suspense!
Two months ago, everything changed. The enemy no longer feels the need to sulk in the shadows. Instead, he hides in plain sight and prepares his attack… against Reagan Jameson.
Reagan knew this day would come. She proudly holds the featherweight title and is known as one of the sexiest female fighters in MMA history. She can handle her own, and that’s exactly what she plans to do with Nikolai. Unfortunately, things aren’t as they were before. When given an offer she can’t refuse, Reagan is well aware nothing good will come of it.
They promised her power, prestige, and money… a world full of intrigue and dangerous desires. Not being able to resist the allure, she gives in and becomes a pawn in their game. She’s able to fool those closest to her into believing everything is okay… except for Braden Emerson.
Braden’s reputation as one of the toughest fighters in the circuit hasn’t gone unnoticed. In fact, it’s his skills that get him lured into the pit of danger. While he vows to keep Reagan safe no matter the cost, his desire for her is used against him. As passion ignites between the pair, they must work together if they hope to survive.
Fighting for a title is one thing, but nothing beats the stakes of fighting for love. This is one TKO that could cost them everything.
 
 


 
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author L. P. Dover is a southern belle living in North Carolina with her husband and two beautiful girls. Everything’s sweeter in the South has always been her mantra and she lives by it, whether it’s with her writing or in her everyday life. Maybe that’s why she’s seriously addicted to chocolate.
 
Dover has written countless novels in several different genres, including a children’s book with her daughter. Her favorite to write is romantic suspense, but she’s also found a passion in romantic comedy. She loves to make people laugh which is why you’ll never see her without a smile on her face.
 
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Title: Formula for Love: A Nerdy Friends to Lovers Romance

Series: Excelling @ Love Book One
Author: Amelia Simone
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 20, 2022
 
 
 
✰✰✰✰✰ Review – “The story is adorable, Rita and Ed are charming and lovely, and I want to be their friends! I loved this book!”
 
✰✰✰✰✰ Review – “A nicefun read with plenty of chuckles throughout the story.”
Can the Excel junkie and his new bestie with benefits design a lasting relationship given the right variables, or is their formula for love riddled with miscalculation?
Rita Ryan:
What happens when the World’s Hottest Nerd asks you for an extrovert adoption? You friend him, of course. Swapping favors lets you ask him to review your resume and helps you land the interview of your dreams. Maybe you exchange hopes…future plans…kisses. But you definitely don’t give Ed your heart. After all, love was never in the plan.
Ed Delancey:
How do you handle it when your scheme to make new friends lands you with the woman of your dreams? You hang on and enjoy the ride for as long as it lasts. The saucy grad student may know how to push your buttons, reveling in bringing you to the brink, but her job search makes her strictly off-limits. Hiring her is out of the question. Ditto, giving her your love.
Alternately steamy, nerdy, and sweet, the Excelling @ Love Series follows a group of strong women as they find love in their small college town. Filled with feel-good romance, found family, and flirty banter, the Excelling @ Love books are happy hour for the soul.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amelia Simone is a reader turned writer based in the Pacific Northwest. Along with caring for her young family and enjoying food and wine adventures with her husband, she spends a lot of time in the backyard gardening and reading during her free time. (If you plant enough stuff, no one notices if you accidentally kill off half.)

When the weather cooperates, you can find her on her deck sipping coffee and writing her next book. Amelia believes that everyone has a little frog in ‘em, and a little royalty too. She enjoys writing light, hopeful romance about everyday people with the banter and teasing that make life fun. When the real world gets to be too much, she moves on to the sci-fi world she created for a little paranormal relief.


 
 
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Title: Gaga Crazy
Series: Lagos Lovin’ Book #1
Author: Camaa Pearl
Genre: Friends to Lovers Romance
Release Date: May 3, 2022

“Gaga Crazy was a delight to read! The characters were spunky, full of life and downright hilarious. Get ready for a roller coaster ride of emotions while reading.” ~ Maggie Smart, Bestselling Author of Beyond Now

The first in the Lagos Lovin’ series about an ambitious young junior architect fighting her attraction to an elusive but charming online bestie.

“It’s impossible to have a male bestie and not have sex with them.”

A viral tweet leads to an online friendship between junior architect, Zoya, and charming elusive Manir. He becomes the virtual shoulder she cries on regarding her love-hate relationship with Lagos until a bout of food poisoning heralds their first real life date.
“If I were your man. I’ll wait until the wedding day, like you want it to be. But after that,” I swallow a lump as she sits up, closely watching me, chest moving in slow-mo. “After that, we’ll be having sex for the rest of our lives. Know that the day you say your vow, is an agreement to a life filled with fucking, making love and sex.” I grin. “Depending on the occasion.”
 
The corner of her mouth lifts to form a faint smile, easing the tension in the air. “Every day?”
 
“Every. Single. Day.” Her smile broadens. Memories of days we used to chat dirty comes to mind. “If you make me wait that long before I can eat your apple, then I’m going to be having it every day for the rest of my life. Um, except for days when you see your period or are too sick to engage in the holy act. Regardless, I’m down if you are.”
 
She smiles shyly, nodding her head as she adjusts a stray braid behind her ear.

Margaret Adetimehin, also known as Camaa Pearl, is an international bestselling author and storyteller with a refreshingly unique style that borders between reality and fiction. As a true ambivert, when she is not reading or writing, she enjoys traveling, good food, and behavioral research.
She is not married with kids and dogs, but if you sign up for her newsletters via bit.ly/margaretadetimehin, you’ll be one of the first to know. She blogs on her website, margaretadetimehin.com
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Title: Meet Me at Midnight
Author: Melissa Toppen
Genre: Friends to Lovers Romance
Release Date: April 29, 2022
 
Meet me at midnight– whispered words from drunken lips.
Lips that I had spent years wanting to kiss.
Lips that I had dreamt about night after night, waking to wonder what if.
What if he noticed me?
What if he wanted me?
What if…
But I quickly learned some things are better left to wonder.
Especially where Levi Mills is concerned.
He didn’t just steal my innocence that night.
He broke every part of me.
Dismantled me from the inside out until there was nothing left of the girl I used to be.
Years passed. Moments faded into the background. Until eventually he became nothing more than a distant memory- a dream that almost didn’t seem real.
But then suddenly he’s there, standing in front of me again like he never left. And in that one heartbeat, in that one breath, I relive it all over again. Every touch. Every word. Like frozen snippets of time suspended in front of my eyes.
And then he smiles that all too familiar smile, meet me at midnight moving soundlessly across his lips.

 

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Melissa Toppen is a USA Today Bestselling Author who specializes in New Adult and Contemporary Romance. She is a lover of books and enjoys nothing more than losing herself in a good novel. She has a soft spot for Romance and focuses her writing in that direction; writing what she loves to read.
Melissa resides in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband and two children, where she writes full time.
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Title: Gaga Crazy
Series: Lagos Lovin’ Book #1
Author: Camaa Pearl
Genre: Friends to Lovers Romance
Release Date: May 3, 2022
The first in the Lagos Lovin’ series about an ambitious young junior architect fighting her attraction to an elusive but charming online bestie.

“It’s impossible to have a male bestie and not have sex with them.”

A viral tweet leads to an online friendship between junior architect, Zoya, and charming elusive Manir. He becomes the virtual shoulder she cries on regarding her love-hate relationship with Lagos until a bout of food poisoning heralds their first real life date.

“If I were your man. I’ll wait until the wedding day, like you want it to be. But after that,” I swallow a lump as she sits up, closely watching me, chest moving in slow-mo. “After that, we’ll be having sex for the rest of our lives. Know that the day you say your vow, is an agreement to a life filled with fucking, making love and sex.” I grin. “Depending on the occasion.”
 
The corner of her mouth lifts to form a faint smile, easing the tension in the air. “Every day?”
 
“Every. Single. Day.” Her smile broadens. Memories of days we used to chat dirty comes to mind. “If you make me wait that long before I can eat your apple, then I’m going to be having it every day for the rest of my life. Um, except for days when you see your period or are too sick to engage in the holy act. Regardless, I’m down if you are.”
 
She smiles shyly, nodding her head as she adjusts a stray braid behind her ear.

Margaret Adetimehin, also known as Camaa Pearl, is an international bestselling author and storyteller with a refreshingly unique style that borders between reality and fiction. As a true ambivert, when she is not reading or writing, she enjoys traveling, good food, and behavioral research.
She is not married with kids and dogs, but if you sign up for her newsletters via bit.ly/margaretadetimehin, you’ll be one of the first to know. She blogs on her website, margaretadetimehin.com
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Series Title: Doctors of Eastport General
Authors: D.M. Davis, Amy Stephens, CA King, E.M. Shue, Syd Ryan, DC Renee, TL Mayhew, Mel Walker, Anjelica Grace, Emma Nichole, Amanda Richardson, Adora Crooks, S.L. Sterling
Genres and Tropes: Second Chance, Doctor-Patient, Reunited Lovers, Single Parent, Older Brothers Best Friend, Friends to Lovers, Soul Mates, Age Gap, Stepbrother Romance, Accidental Pregnancy, Next Door Romance, Workplace Romance
Release Date: February/March 2022
Cover Design: Thunderstruck Cover Design
Welcome to Eastport, Rhode Island a bustling city and home to Eastport General Hospital.
 
Doctors of Eastport General is a brand-new Contemporary Romance series. Get ready for all the naughty nurses, dirty doctors and patient shenanigans that take place in Eastport General.
 
The Doctors of Eastport General gives you a taste of 13 new books in a shared world experience. All books are standalone but may include crossover in character and locations.
D.M. Davis – Doctor Heartbreak
Amy Stephens – Doctor Feelgood
E.M. Shue – Doctor Trouble
Syd Ryan –Doctor Temptation
DC Renee – Dueling Doctors
TL Mayhew – Doctor Sexy
Mel Walker – Doctor Fix-It
Anjelica Grace – Doctor One of a Kind
Emma Nichole – Doctor Casanova
Amanda Richardson – Dirty Doctor
Adora Crooks – Doctor All Nighter
S.L. Sterling – Doctor Desire
 

Doctor Heartbreak – “This story is short and sweet. The characters are developed and the plot of the story is engaging that you have to read this in one go.”

Doctor Feelgood – “What a great short book. Loved it. Intimate, yet comfortable. Serious, yet loving. Doc is a nice guy and she is too. Good couple.”

Doctor D’s Orderly Affair – “There are a few good words to describe this book. Hot! Steamy! Funny, the laugh out loud kind as well as Heartfelt.”

Doctor Trouble – “On point with the romance and suspense”

Doctor Temptation – “Grace & Hayden had terrific banter & chemistry. I enjoyed their journey.”

Dueling Doctors – “​​Oh my gosh you had me at the opening line. This was a fun read.”

Doctor Sexy – “Oh this was so good!! Jax was definitely Dr. Sexy! He was the doctor that every woman wants! Once he was on board, he was all in! Claire didn’t stand a chance.”

Doctor Fix-It – “Oh my word what a ride. I absolutely LOVED this book.”

Doctor One of a Kind – “I loved cooper he is one of my favorite hero’s of all time!! This story is full of angst and love! This story tugs at your heartstrings!”

Doctor Casanova – “Fun, quick read with plenty of giggles and a great best friend who gives plenty of great real talk.”

Dirty Doctor – “I loved every minute of this book. While the story is short, the character development is phenomenal. And the epilogue is just perfect!”

Doctor All Nighter – “Adora Crooks is one amazing storyteller. This story is fun, exciting, and full of so much love. She gives you just the right amount of sex to want you asking for more.”

Doctor Desire – “…a very romantic story with just a small amount of drama. This is the kind story that doesn’t take long to read and has “feel good” all over it.”

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Series: Lake State University Books 4-6
Author: Rachael Brownell
Genre: College Romance, Forbidden Romance, Friends to Lovers, Boss/Intern
Cover Design: Emily Wittig
Graphics: SWBR Graphics & Design
He’s my new boss.
We’re also friends. Nothing more.
So what if he’s my secret crush of three years? Or that he’s sexy, tempting, smells like heaven, and makes my girly parts twitch? He’s also sweet, caring, and everything I’d want in a man… if I wanted one.
Which I don’t.
Falling in love is the last thing I want right now. I’m not even sure I believe in love anymore. It leads to heartbreak and that’s an emotional rollercoaster I’m not interested in riding.
All my friends might be coupled up and deliriously happy, but that doesn’t mean I want what they have. Happily ever after is not in the cards for me.
No, I’m not jealous.
I keep telling myself that, not that I believe my own lies.
Which makes the next few months the biggest challenge of my life. Spending hours alone with him. Working side-by-side late into the night. Keeping my hormones in check when I get a whiff of his intoxicating scent.
I can handle this. I’ll just repress my feelings the same way I have been since the moment we met. Masked by a fake smile and practiced deep breathing.
How hard can it be?
When he starts making me promises, it becomes harder than I could have ever imagine. Because I want him to keep those promises even though I know he won’t be able to. I won’t let him.
It’s the only way to keep myself from falling in love with him. Because if I do, I may never recover.

I’m the youngest but that doesn’t mean I’m naive. That I can’t take care of myself.


Or go after what I want.

Which is exactly what I plan to do, no matter how many times my brother tries to stand in my way. This is my life, not his. He may be afraid to let me go, but I’m not scared of spreading my wings and flying.

Of rising from the ashes.

I’m tired of mourning. I’m tired of being treated as fragile. And I’m ready to start living my life again.

First thing on my list… sex.

So what if it’s my first time? Who cares if it’s supposed to be special?

I’m not looking for a relationship, I just want to lose my virginity.

I’ve even set my sights on the person I want to give it to.

His messy hair falls in his honey brown eyes, making me weak in the knees. His touch lights a fire inside me I didn’t know existed and I find myself begging to get burned. Best of all, he says he likes to fix broken things.

I’m still a little broken, and I have a few ideas how he can fix me.

The only problem… my brother’s forbidden him to come near me.

It’s a good thing sneaking around is hot.

I’ve wanted her since the moment I first saw her. She was wearing sweatpants and a baggy shirt. Her hair was tucked under a knit cap, her hands wrapped around a large to-go cup of steaming coffee.


We spent hours together that semester. Working. Studying. Talking. Becoming friends.

Friends.

Ha! I never once thought of her as my friend. The only thoughts I had where she was concerned involved us naked and her screaming my name. Over and over again.

But like the idiot I am, I waited too long to make my move. She started dating some jerk and I remained in the friendzone.

They’re not together anymore, though. So when I spot her standing in the bookstore, looking hot as hell, I don’t hesitate. This may be my only shot with her so I’m not going to blow it.

Only, that’s exactly what I do.

Because instead of rekindling our friendship and moving slow, I end up devouring her lips and taking her back to my place. Worshipping her for hours. And almost letting my true feelings slip.

Would that be so bad?

Yes. Because she’s made it clear that we’re friends, even if we can’t seem to keep our clothes on when we’re around each other. Which is why we’re sneaking around.

If she only knew how I really felt, maybe things would be different.

Then again, opening myself up to her could expose my darkest secret. One that I haven’t even shared with my friends, my brothers, the people who know me the best.

Telling her my secret could also set me free. Because when I’m with her, that’s how I feel.

Free.

Of the burden. Of the memories. Of my reality.

 
 
Rachael Brownell is an International Bestselling author of new adult romance.
 
She lives in Michigan with her husband, son, snuggly dog, and hateful cat. She moonlights a few days a week (her excuse to get out of the house and socialize) and writes almost full time. Her first book was published way back in 2013 and since she’s released more than 30 additional titles.
 
When she’s not writing her next novel, you can find her hanging out with her family, watching her son play baseball, or running on the treadmill at the gym (though she skips more days than she goes). She also enjoys golfing but is still learning, so if you see her on the course… stand back.
 
 
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PASSIONS FULFILLED

By AYLA ASHER

Book 3 in the Ardor Creek Series

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 Friends-to-lovers

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What if your soulmate had been right in front of you the whole time?

Justine Lancaster made every possible mistake in her disastrous marriage. After finally leaving her abusive ex-husband, she forges ahead, creating a new life with her daughter. Although she craves companionship, she wonders if she has the foundation to try dating after her traumatic past.

Police officer Gary Lincoln fell in love with Justine somewhere between the end of his divorce and the first time he showed up on her doorstep with a deep need to protect her from her husband. After silently loving her for years, he continues to watch over Justine and her daughter, knowing they deserve happiness…and understanding a woman as special as Justine deserves more than he can give.

As their friendship grows, Justine observes the desire simmering in Gary’s deep brown eyes and wonders why he holds back. Determined to find out, she discovers the secret Gary has been keeping and sets out to prove she’ll stop at nothing until both their passions are fulfilled.

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