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    THE INSIDERS BY TIJAN

    Title: The Insiders Author: Tijan Release date: May 4, 2021 Book details: Trilogy Pages: 384 Rating: FOUR STARS Blurb Bailey is as normal as could be, with a genius IQ and a photographic memory. But still, normal for her. Then, things happen―a guy breaks into her house in the middle of the night to take her hostage. She finds out her father is actually billionaire tech genius Peter Francis, the same guy she’s idolized all her life. She learns all this when she meets dark, mysterious, and electrifying Kashton Colello. He’s an associate of her father’s, and he gives Bailey two choices―go with him and meet her father or survive…

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    THE HOUSE SWAP BY JO LOVETT

    Title: The House Swap Author: Jo Lovett Release date: April 19, 2021 Book details: Standalone Pages: 337 Rating: FOUR STARS Blurb Island house off coast of Maine, with private beach, sea views and the occasional farmyard animal, seeks super swanky Central London penthouse overlooking Holland Park, complete with concierge service and spurned ex-lovers… When thirty-somethings Cassie and James find each other on a home swap website, it feels meant to be. City hotshot James needs a bolthole after a relationship goes sour and Cassie needs to leave the comfort of her little island to research her new book. Soon, James is living in Cassie’s cute but ramshackle beachside cottage, and Cassie’s living in James’s…

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    SPELLMAKER BY CHARLIE N. HOLMBERG

    Title: Spellmaker Author: Charlie N. Holmberg Release date: March 9, 2021 Pages: 301 Series: Book 2 of 2: Spellbreaker Rating: FOUR STARS Blurb Dead wizards, stolen enchantments, and broken promises force a young spellbreaker out of the shadows in the next thrilling installment of the Spellbreaker series by the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Paper Magician. England, 1895. An unsolved series of magician murders and opus thefts isn’t a puzzle to Elsie Camden. But to reveal a master spellcaster as the culprit means incriminating herself as an unregistered spellbreaker. When Elsie refuses to join forces with the charming assassin, her secret is exposed, she’s thrown in jail, and the murderer disappears. But Elsie’s…

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    THE SONGBOOK OF BENNY LAMENT BY AMY HARMON

    Title: The Songbook of Benny Lament Author: Amy Harmon Release date: March 16, 2021 Pages: 444 Series: Standalone Rating: FIVE STARS Blurb From the bestselling author of What the Wind Knows and From Sand and Ash comes a powerful love story about a musical duo who put everything on the line to be together. New York, 1960: For Benny Lament, music is his entire life. With his father’s deep ties to the mob, the Bronx piano man has learned that love and family can get you in trouble. So he keeps to himself, writing songs for other musicians, avoiding the spotlight…until the night his father brings him to see Esther Mine sing. Esther is…

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    NAMESAKE BY ADRIENNE YOUNG

    Title: Namesake Author: Adrienne Young Release date:  March 16, 2021 Series: Book 2 of 2: Fable Pages: 368  Rating: 5 STARS Blurb Filled with action, emotion, and lyrical writing, New York Times bestselling author Adrienne Young returns with Namesake, the final book in the captivating Fable duology. Trader. Fighter. Survivor. With the Marigold ship free of her father, Fable and its crew were set to start over. That freedom is short-lived when she becomes a pawn in a notorious thug’s scheme. In order to get to her intended destination she must help him to secure a partnership with Holland, a powerful gem trader who is more than she seems. As Fable descends deeper into a world…

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    EASTERN LIGHTS BY BRITTAINY CHERRY

    Title: Eastern Lights Author: Brittainy Cherry Release date: February 17, 2021 Series: Compass Pages: 424  Rating: 5 STARS Blurb I once met a man on a cold Halloween night. He dressed as a superhero, and I dressed in red. For one night, I was his break from reality, and he was the temporary fix for my broken heart. Two years later, I was given the opportunity of a lifetime to become a senior editor at one of the biggest magazine companies in the world. The only catch? Nail an exclusive interview with New York’s finest bachelor: Connor Roe. To the rest of the world he was becoming one of the…

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    MAKE UP BREAK UP BY LILY MENON

    Title: Make Up Break Up Author: Lily Menon Release date: February 2, 2021 Book details: Standalone Pages: 336 Rating: FOUR STARS Blurb Love, romance, second chances, fairy-tale endings…these are the things Annika Dev believes in. Her app, Make Up, has been called the “Google Translate for failing relationships.” High efficiency break-ups, flashy start-ups, penthouses, fast cars…these are the things Hudson Craft believes in. His app, Break Up, is known as the “Uber for break-ups.” It’s wildly successful―and anathema to Annika’s life philosophy. Which wouldn’t be a problem if they’d gone their separate ways after that summer fling in Las Vegas, never to see each other again. Unfortunately for Annika, Hudson’s moving…

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    AMELIA UNABRIDGED BY ASHLEY SCHUMACHER

    Title: Amelia Unabridged Author: Ashley Schumacher Release date: February 16, 2021 Book details: Standalone Pages: 304 Rating: FOUR STARS Blurb Sparks fly between two teens as they grapple with grief, love, and the future in this unforgettable debut novel sure to entice fans of Jandy Nelson and Jennifer E. Smith Eighteen-year-old Amelia Griffin is obsessed with the famous Orman Chronicles, written by the young and reclusive prodigy N. E. Endsley. They’re the books that brought her and her best friend Jenna together after Amelia’s father left and her family imploded. So when Amelia and Jenna get the opportunity to attend a book festival with Endsley in attendance, Amelia is ecstatic.…

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    RIOT RULES BY CALLIE HART

    Title: Riot Rules Author: Callie Hart Release date: January 1st, 2021 Book details: Part of: Crooked Sinners Pages: 507 Rating: 4.5 STARS Blurb CARRIE You think you know me, but you’re wrong.  You look at me and see Carrie, the girl with the wild hair and the wild clothes. Reliable Carrie. Friendly. Quirky. Perhaps a little strange. What do you really know about me, though? The details of my past are up for debate. I’ve been careful to hide my sins, and even more careful to follow the rules. I do as I’m told. I keep to myself. I don’t mess around with boys, and I’m always ready to run. At…

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    LIKE IT’S 1999 BY KAREN GREY

    Title: Like It’s 1999 Author: Karen Grey Release date: December 9, 2020 Series: Book 2.5 of Boston Classics Pages: 118  Rating: 4 STARS BLURB Love ’em and Leave ’em Alice Kim and “Hot” Steve Lowell are perfect for each other. It’ll only take them ten years to figure that out. Just because they throw the most bodacious wedding party ever… Just because they’re perfect partners in pranks… Just because they love all the same boss movies… Just because they share one totally bangin’ night of sex together… Does not mean they’ll break the One Time Rule. Even if they do… they don’t do relationships. And they’re never getting married. Like, ever.…