Jun 182021
 

Tattooed Enforcer by A.C. Wilds
True love defies even the gods.

Rodrigo makes a deal with his last breath. He becomes a prison for a dark god in exchange for his immortality. It’s the only way he will see her again once he’s gained control.

Ana is a psychic. Her abilities lead her to the United States after the love of her life dies at the hand of a robber on the streets of Brazil. Heartbroken and torn open, she heals by helping others. Everything is going well until she loses her powers.

Now, back in Brazil, Ana tries to connect with her roots and amend the relationship with her grandmother, Maria Rosa. Except she finds not only her powers, but something much more valuable.

Can Ana and Rodrigo find one another again, or will the gods keep them apart?
Tattooed Enforcer is a paranormal second chance romance inspired by Playboy Pilot. Approx. 26,000 words.

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Jun 082021
 

Desire by Anna Edwards

Elise Landry is a divorced actress forced out of Hollywood when she split from her more famous husband. But when she’s given the chance to resurrect her career on a famous dance show, she does so on one proviso, she’s partnered with the man who she grew up with and hasn’t seen in fourteen years.

Leo Westwood is the professional dancer who’s known for his hips and the way he shakes them. He’s confident with women, but none of them hold a candle to the girl he’s dreamed of every day since he first met her all those years ago. When he’s partnered with her on a dance show, he can’t quite believe it. Could this be his second chance at happiness or is Elise too broken?

When secrets from both their pasts threaten to tear them apart, Elise and Leo look certain to lose their chance of a happily ever after, or does family legend hold the key to the painful truth neither of them will want to face?

Please note this book was previously released under the name Easy Rumba.

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Jun 042021
 

Echoes of the Heart by L.A. Casey

A sizzling second-chance romance from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author L.A. Casey—Frankie pushed her first love away. A decade later, he walks back into her life, but is she prepared to trust again?

When rock star Risk Keller shows up in Frankie’s diner with his heart on his sleeve, it turns her world upside down. Letting him go was the hardest thing she ever had to do. For years, his voice has been a reminder of everything she sacrificed, and now it’s time to face the music.

For Risk, coming home shows him what he’s always known deep down—every song, every gig, every drink, every girl—it’s always been about Frankie.

There’s no denying their intense chemistry. But Risk still has a career that takes him around the world; Frankie still has a sick mother she loves too much to leave. Can they overcome everything in their way to give first love a second chance?

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Jun 022021
 

Tailspin by Anna Paige (The Driven World)

Tailspin is a sexy, swoon-worthy contemporary romance novel written in K. Bromberg’s Driven World Project.

Aidan

When I left Harrington Heights, I vowed never to return.
In the years that followed, I built not one empire but two.
Aidan Wright no longer existed.
Now, I was Aidan Decker.
Finance mogul. Race team owner.
I had the world at my feet.
I should have been happy.
Or, if not happy, at least content.
But I was neither.
What was worse; I had no idea what to do to fix it.
Not until an old friend talked me into coming dangerously close to the hometown I despised to celebrate his upcoming nuptials.
A bachelor party.
At a gentleman’s club.
And who should appear onstage but the only girl I’d ever loved.
The girl I couldn’t bear to hold back because I knew she was destined for so much more than “The Heights” had to offer.
More than I had to offer back then.
The girl who’d long ago abandoned this place to chase her dreams of starring on Broadway.
Dreams changed; I knew that better than anyone.
But there was one dream I’d held tight to since I was fourteen.
And it was right in front of me for the first time in a decade.
I wasn’t about to let her go a second time.

Kinlee

Aidan Decker.
Everyone knew the name.
Even I knew it, if only in passing.
But until I strolled into the club that night, I had no idea that Aidan Decker was Aidan Wright.
My Aidan.
My best friend growing up.
The one who bid me goodbye on graduation day with a single, sweet kiss and a promise I never forgot.
Not even after ten years apart.
Unfortunately, we were completely different people now.
Maybe all that had changed about him was his name.
But my whole world imploded and the girl he knew was long gone.
The friend he’d shared his dreams with was living in a nightmare, one to which he didn’t deserve to be exposed.
All that was left was pain and fear and the will to survive.
There was no way I could let Aidan back in.
No matter how much I wanted to.
We might have been in the same room for the first time in years, but we were still worlds apart.

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Jun 012021
 

Forget Me Not by Q.B. Tyler

What do you do when the love of your life forgets?
Not the good times.
Not the love.
Not the passion.
But the pain and heartbreak and betrayal.
He doesn’t remember that he broke my heart.
But I do.
He doesn’t remember the darkest parts of our marriage.
He doesn’t remember that six months ago, I said goodbye.
What do you do when the love of your life remembers your marriage but not your divorce?

Hana’s Review:

-4.5 stars

-second chance romance

-interracial couple

-BIPOC main character/author

 

This second chance romance is a first time read of QB Tyler for me. I received this book in a subscription box and was not disappointed.

I love a book that rips my heart out, stomps on it, mauls it and then patches it up and pats it back in your chest. I’m here for the emotional trauma. And this book dishes it out and serves it up like a Michelin-rated restaurant.

We are introduced to Olivia as she races to her soon-to-be ex-husbands bed side after a car accident. Turns out Bennet has lost the last two years – amnesia is wild!! So for Bennet, they’re still happily married and completely into each other. And you can see and feel his love and lust for his wife, it’s tangible. But Olivia is at a loss – they separated months ago, a divorce was impending. What to do?!

This was a read of two people finding their way back to each other after failing each other (and themselves). It wasn’t that they didn’t love each other… It was that love wasn’t enough without communicating and working through tragedy, grief, poor decisions, etc. The human experience, really. They learn to communicate and heal and find a path back to each other.

I loved how sexy and intense their relationship and connection was. My heart was broken alongside theirs when things sputtered and stalled. I cried when they did and I loved how they loved. This was beautifully written and I loved the spice.

Warning, there is cheating involved so if that’s a nonstarter for you, then this isn’t for you. But if you like a story of second chances, redemption, intense passion… I highly recommend it!

 

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May 142021
 

A Little Bit Dirty by Willow Winters

From USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling romance author, Willow Winters, comes a second chance with a filthy mouthed, possessive hero, not willing to lose the love of his life again.

I’ve got a thing for men who work with their hands.
I thought I learned my lesson years ago. But here I am, back in the small town I grew up in, staring down the man who broke my heart years ago.
I intended to tell him off.
My plan was to flip him the bird and prove to both of us that he hadn’t ruined me.
I sure as hell wasn’t going to sleep with him.

Until he tells me he’s sorry.
Until he gives me that smoldering look I still dream about.
Until he whispers just beneath the shell of my ear… His breath trails down my neck and he leaves an opened mouth kiss right there, in that sensitive spot.
“You have no idea how much I’ve missed you.”

My treacherous heart wants more. More of him. More of us. But there’s a reason it didn’t work before and when you don’t learn from your past mistakes, you’re bound to repeat them.

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May 052021
 

Caught in Us (Caught Series Book 4) by Kacey Shea

“I can’t be the one to rescue you. You have to save yourself.”

I never expected Alicia Martin to walk back into my life. Not after the way she left. Not after her letter. Yet here she is, more alluring than ever, and with a secret that flips my world on its axis.

Three years ago I would have done anything to be with her, but now things are different. Complicated. I have a life here in Richmond, one I’m proud of and worked hard to build.

That doesn’t mean I’ve given up hope.

If anything, she’s restored my belief in second chances. The last time we were together, I gave her plenty of reasons to run. This time, I’ll convince her to stay.

Caught in Us is the conclusion to Chase and Alicia’s story and should be read after Caught in the Chase.
The books in the Caught series are interconnected stories and can be enjoyed in any order, however the recommended reading order is:

Caught in the Flames – Callie and Ash’s story
One Hot Night – Jill and Cam’s prequel
Caught in the Lies – Jill and Cam’s story
Caught in the Chase – Book 1 in Alicia and Chase’s story
Caught in Us – Book 2 in Alicia and Chase’s story

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May 042021
 

Imprisoned by Bella Emy (The Everyday Heroes World)

Bella Emy’s Imprisoned is a steamy second chance contemporary romance written in K. Bromberg’s Everyday Heroes Worlds Project.

I met her first.
I loved her first.
But my best friend swept her away, and since then, my heart’s been imprisoned.

I promised myself I would let my feelings for her go, let all of her go, and let them live their happily ever after.
But now he’s gone, and I’m left picking up the fractured pieces of her broken heart.

Suddenly, my life’s been derailed, thrown off course, off track.
I promised myself I wouldn’t let my feelings for her come surfacing back.

But seeing her again?

I don’t know if I can keep that promise.
She’s thrown me off the path I set forth for my imprisoned heart.
But now, am I forced to break that promise I made to myself so long ago?

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May 032021
 

Deliverance (Darkest Skies #2) by Garrett Leigh

Banished gangster Benito Martell is living on the edge. An explosive hook-up in a club gifts him the relief he craves, but nothing about his life is ever so simple. Complications abound, and before long, he’s falling for the only man who can save his family from eviction.

Recovering addict Mickey Larwood has worked hard to leave his past behind. He can’t look back, not even for the beautiful Benito, the last soul on earth he expected to steal his heart—a soul who’s knee-deep in the underworld Mickey has run hundreds of miles to escape.

Benito can deny it all he wants, but Mickey can smell trouble a mile off.

And Benito is trouble with a capital T. As his desperate lies unravel, so does the fledgling love that’s grown between them. If Benito wants deliverance from his old life and a future with Mickey, old ghosts need to die.

If they don’t kill him first.

Deliverance is an angsty standalone MM romance novel, with second chances, found family, friends-to-lovers, and buckets of hurt/comfort themed loveliness. Trigger warnings for addiction and childhood trauma.

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Apr 262021
 

Cast Stones by Cora Kenborn & Catherine Wiltcher

From authors Cora Kenborn and Catherine Wiltcher comes a dark and disturbingly unconventional enemies-to-lovers/second chance romance.

My past is a poisoned prayer…
Whispered to me by a devil with an angel’s smile.
Twelve years ago, he stole me from the streets…
Only to leave me stranded in a nightmare.

Luca Esposito isn’t just a painful memory.
He’s a front-page headline–an accused killer.
And I’m the public defender who set him free.

Once again, I’m trapped in his web with blood on my hands.
But I didn’t crawl out of the fire to be tossed into an inferno.
There’s a new nightmare coming.
And this time we’ll be stranded together.

They cast the first stone. We’ll cast the last.
My Heaven. His Hell.
Our final sin.

*Originally published as part of the Possessed By Passion Boxset*

*Cast Stones is an extremely dark romance novella with multiple triggers. This book is not for the faint of heart. If you are easily offended or triggered, PLEASE DO NOT READ THIS BOOK. Remember, you have been warned.

Excerpt Cast Stones by Cora Kenborn & Catherine Wiltcher

Life is the great leveler.
One minute I’m flying high, and the next I’m nosediving straight to the bottom, staring right into a pair of devil-black eyes I assumed were gone forever.
“Luca,” I gasp out.
“What the hell are you doing with that man?”
I wrestle out of his hold, which is a joke. He’s six foot four inches of solid muscle. Without his prison chains on, he could pin me against the wall, and I’d be a rag doll in his hands.
I grit my teeth as explosive memories threaten to overpower me. Spinning around, I shove my palm against his chest and stumble backward on my heels. “We’re toxic, Luca. We’re every torn-out page of wrong.” Hot tears blind my vision. “As far as I’m concerned, you died ten years ago. You need to leave right now or—”
“Or what, cara mia?” he murmurs.
“I’ll be making a call to Detective Hunter to let her know you’re back in town.”
I hope the words sound as bitter as they taste. I hope that hearing them cuts him with the same jagged knife that’s lodged in my chest just from looking at him.
He shakes his head slowly at my outburst. “I’m not going anywhere, Madi. You’ve been a bad girl, and I’m done waiting for you to remember all the reasons why.”
Another step back and my shoulders slam into the wall. “I’m not a bad girl anymore, Luca, I’m a free girl,” I counter weakly. “And trust me, I remember plenty.”
“Not everything. Not yet.” Luca wastes no time closing the distance between us, capturing my chin between his fingers, his forearm pressed hard against my chest. “And you’re not free, Madi. Not even close. You throw that word around like it’s a right instead of a gift.” I try to pull away from him, but he tightens his hold, brushing his lips against my ear. “What did I always tell you?”
I want to fight him, but my limbs are numb. Having him this close forces me back to that cabin in the woods again. To a time that was just us—spinning the bad into hope, and our desperation into survival. “That you’d never lie to me,” I whisper, the words sounding as obscene to me as their truth.
His thumb strokes my lips, setting my whole body aflame. “What else?”
“But you’d hurt me if you had to.”

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Apr 252021
 

Bright Midnight by Karina Halle

From the New York Times bestselling author of Where Sea Meets Sky and Racing the Sun comes a wildly romantic STANDALONE about a young American abroad in Norway who runs into the man who broke her heart eight years ago.

After years of bartending her way across Europe, Shay Lavji has seen almost everything the continent has to offer, but there’s one country she hasn’t crossed off her bucket list yet: Norway. It’s not that she doesn’t want to visit the land of the midnight sun–far from it; she’s obsessed with the culture and is dying to see the majestic fjords for herself.

What she’s not dying to do is run into her Norwegian ex-boyfriend, Anders Johansen, who broke her heart in America eight years ago before returning to his ancestral home. The last time she saw Anders, he was a cocky, rebellious, and tortured teenager who couldn’t stop himself from pushing all of her buttons–both good and bad. But Shay isn’t going to let Anders stand in the way of her wanderlust, and besides, it’s a big country, right?

She doesn’t count on Anders seeking her out the moment he learns she’s on his home turf. When Shay sees him again, she’s shocked at his transformation into a bearded, tattooed farmer and fisherman who values family over everything else. Is it possible that time has tamed this former bad boy? Shay wants to believe that everything can be new and bright again under the summer sun, but she knows, when it comes to Anders, the darkness is never too far behind.

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Apr 232021
 

A Gorgeous Villain (St. Mary’s Rebels #2) by Saffron A. Kent

Two years ago, Reed Jackson betrayed Calliope Thorne and broke her heart. So she stole his most prized possession – a white mustang – and drove it into the lake for revenge.
Now, Callie is stuck at a reform school while Reed is off at college, living his life without repercussions.

Until he comes back.

With him comes back all the feelings that Callie has been trying to bury: anger and heartbreak.

But most of all, desire. At the sight of his beautiful but lying lips and his gunmetal gray eyes that still taunt and smolder when he looks at her.

Whatever though. It’s not as if Callie is ever going to fall for her ex-boyfriend again. Or let him corner her in a bar one night and touch her, kiss her…

Neither is she going to kiss him back. Or worse, sleep with him.

Because that would make her naïve and foolish.

Oh, and also pregnant.

And there’s no way Callie is ever going to get pregnant at eighteen and with Reed’s baby, no less. The guy she hates.

The guy who taught her all about heartbreak. Who might look like a gorgeous hero but really is the villain of her story.

NOTE – This book is a STANDALONE set in the world of St. Mary’s
Publication date : June 3, 2021

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Apr 182021
 

Foes & Cons by Carrie Aarons

Sawyer Roarke was my best friend.

Growing up, our families were inseparable. We spent summers vacationing at the beach. In the school yard, it was us against the world. Then puberty hit, and we skated the thin line of staying buddies, or becoming more.

Until I accidentally found the pros and cons list he made about whether or not to date me. And there were definitely more bullet points on the no side. Acting out of rage and hurt, I embarrassed him in the most public way possible. Now, we’re enemies.

We’ve spent the last two years tearing each other to pieces. Everyone knows that Blair and Sawyer hate the ground the other walks on, and unfortunately, I got the unpopular end of the stick while he became Mr. Prom King.

Until senior year starts, and I’m tired of running scared. For the first time ever, I stand up to the golden boy with the whip-smart tongue. As the challenges and dares pick up speed, hearts start to fall and feelings get entangled. Despite my initial discovery, I wonder if being caught by each other wouldn’t be so bad.

Except Sawyer has no idea what I found all those years ago. And if the truth comes out about why I pitted us against each other, not only will he add one more con to his list … but he can add my broken heart as well.
Expected publication: April 30th 2021

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Apr 182021
 

Redemption (Darkest Skies #1) by Garrett Leigh

Reformed gangster Luis falls hard for his boss. When friendship turns to love, it’s up to Paolo to convince him second chances are worth the pain.

Luis Pope is back on the street after a six year stretch in prison, but life on the outside seems just out of reach, especially when the whole neighbourhood knows his face for all the wrong reasons.

Paolo’s temper makes it hard to keep staff, and he knows Luis’s rep all too well. But his nonno believes in redemption, and Luis isn’t the tough guy Paolo remembers. Prison has left its mark, inside and out, and all the kindness in the world can’t fix the three inch scar on Luis’s skull.

And it can’t keep ghosts locked up. Luis’s the best worker Paolo’s ever had, and Luis’s happier than he’s ever been. But his old life doesn’t want to stay in the past. Trouble comes to call, and when it makes him an offer he can’t refuse, keeping Paolo safe hurts the most.

Redemption is an angsty, standalone MM romance novel, with second chances, found family, friends-to-lovers, and buckets of hurt/comfort themed loveliness.

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Apr 132021
 

Tormented Bastard by Eliza Peake
Eden

I’m organizing New York’s biggest charity event of the year. But when the keynote speaker drops out, the success of my business hangs in the balance.

There’s one man who can help me. And no, I’m not above flying to the middle of nowhere to plead with the baseball legend in hiding.

All I need is a yes.

I didn’t expect his hostility. I didn’t expect a hurricane to trap me alone with him. And I didn’t expect to find that he still owns my heart after all this time.

Chase

I left New York two years ago with my life and superstar career in shambles. All I want is solitude and peace to heal and start a new business, a new life, a new me.

Then Eden shows up, asking for the impossible. If I could say yes, I would. She doesn’t know the whole truth about my downfall. And I don’t want her to know.

To save us both, I will have to remind her I’m the bastard who hurts the ones he loves.
Expected publication – May 9th

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Apr 122021
 

Baby Maker by M.L. Broome (Cocky Hero Club)

Arriving June 13, 2021!

Calliope:

I believe in love. Or I did until my husband died.

Now, I believe in surviving this world without him.

I have a plan mapped out for the rest of my life, and it doesn’t involve a man. I’ve been down that road and I’m not willing to risk my heart again.

Not even for the devastatingly handsome and charming Dr. Keegan Russo, who also happens to be one hell of a kisser.

My head has plans, but what happens when my heart can’t say no?

Keegan:

Hot as hell sex with no strings attached. That’s my credo.

It works, too, until she walks into my office.

Calliope. A young widow with totally different priorities than me.

There’s no future for us, but I can’t stay away, either.

For the first time, I want something complicated and messy, and I want it with her.

But that means breaking the promise I made her on the day we met.

Based on British Bedmate by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward, this book focuses on Calliope, Simon’s best friend.

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Apr 112021
 

Unbreakable by Georgia Coffman

Unbreakable is an emotional, second chance, contemporary romance written in Corinne Michaels’s Salvation Series World.

She was never mine to keep.
I fell for her in college when she was my best friend’s girl. One night, I risked it all and told her how I felt. That I wanted to be more than simply her friend Aiden. The stars aligned, and I thought she would be mine forever.
But in the end, she didn’t choose me, so I left it all behind to start over in New York City.
I never thought I’d see Sage again. That is, until eight years later.
To my complete shock, Sage shows up to my company’s meeting as our publicist’s new assistant.
And she’s… single.
But she says she wants to keep things between us professional. Polite. Courteous. As if our history can keep us from combusting.
The more time we spend together, the more we’re forced to face our past. A past that could push us apart once and for all.
Can two broken people like us ultimately share a love that’s unbreakable?

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Apr 092021
 

Redemption by Laura Lee

USA Today Bestselling author, Laura Lee, brings you a standalone story about love, loss, and second chances, set in Corinne Michaels’ Salvation Society world.

I fell in love with Beckett Armstrong before either one of us knew what that meant. He was my first kiss. My first love.

My entire world.

We promised each other forever, and we meant it wholeheartedly. But unfortunately, when tragedy struck, love wasn’t nearly enough to save us.

Little did we know… it would only get worse from there.

Twelve years later, Beckett and I wear our scars like finely crafted armor. We’ve been in survival mode for so long, we’ve forgotten how to live. After everything we’ve endured, can we move beyond the pain to forge a future together?

Or are we destined to repeat the mistakes of our past?

*REDEMPTION contains graphic scenes that some readers may find triggering.

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Apr 072021
 

Back To Us (Dare With Me Series Book 4) by J.H. Croix

A swoon-worthy romance from USA Today Bestselling Author J.H. Croix!

A hate to love, second chance romance.

Just how wrong is it to want my best friend’s little sister?

And, how do you fix a broken heart? This inquiring mind wants to know. It probably doesn’t matter though because Nora hates me.

If you ever wondered, it is possible to live and work with someone in a small town and not speak to said person for months. That’s how long Nora ignores me after I tell her commitment isn’t for me.

I didn’t know I was already in love with her. I didn’t know I was breaking my own heart by telling myself it was too complicated to fall for my best friend’s sister.

All I want now is to find the way back to us.

*A full-length, standalone romance.

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Apr 062021
 

Turnabout (Vino & Veritas #9) by Laurel Greer

I don’t have time for an unplanned visit home to help out in my father’s struggling letterpress shop. My stint in Vermont will have to be short, for a couple of reasons:

One, I’m a busy executive trying to climb the corporate ladder.

Two, my ex is still my dad’s right-hand man in the shop. And I am not over him.

Nothing has changed at the Burlington shop. Auden still has his infuriatingly sexy Scottish accent. He’s still hot, and still stubborn. Between operating the antique press with his shirtsleeves rolled up, and moonlighting at Burlington’s hottest inclusive wine bar, he pushes every one of my attraction buttons.

My falling-in-love-again buttons, too. Except I’m his polar opposite. I love change, and taking chances. Everything he avoids in life.

So why am I trying to convince him to reach for more than we’ve ever dreamed of—the possibility of forever?

Turnabout is a second-chance romance with interfering family, groveling, and a large helping of artisan stationery geekery.
Publication date : May 10, 2021

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