Man where did the weekend go? I was so busy it flew by. So my moto for today is Monday: Nothing a good book can’t fix. With that being said here are some of my favorites to get you started.
The Academic Bride: Billionaire Marriage Brokers
Early on, Pamela Jones realized she had an unusual talent for putting two people together. Over the years, she’s turned it into a successful matchmaking service for the ultra wealthy: Billionaire Marriage Brokers. While she specializes in “business” marriages — paring people off because of their skills, education, or training — she can spot a potential love match a mile away. When Pamela has a “good feeling” about a bride and groom – a business marriage can become so much more.
Janel Fendrick is a go-getter. Her dream of excavating a Mayan temple is within reach — until the funding is pulled and she’s left scrambling for an alternative. Pamela Jones comes along with a proposal…and a groom! Janel hesitates, until she realizes that one year of marriage is a small price to pay to have all her dreams come true. What she doesn’t realize, is that she’s about to get more than she ever dreamed of.
Love Lies Bleeding
In the vein of Jennifer McMahon’s Promise Not to Tell and TheLovely Bones by Alice Sebold comes Love Lies Bleeding, a haunting story about the lengths to which people will go to keep their pasts buried. Jess McConkey (aka award-winning author Shirley Damsgaard) enthralls with her ingenious blending of family drama and gripping mystery. Suspenseful and absolutely chilling, Love Lies Bleeding grabs hold of the reader from page one, as a young woman whose golden life is shattered by unexpected violence is sent to a small, secluded lake town in Northern Minnesota to recover—and soon suspects the town’s eccentric residents are hiding more than one truly frightening secret.
Armed and Fabulous (Lexi Graves Mysteries Book 1)
All Lexi wants to do is get through the day at her boring temp job with Green Hand Insurance. That’s until she discovers the vice president, Martin Dean, in a pool of blood and herself at the center of an investigation into insurance fraud.
Millions of dollars are missing, the chief suspect is dead and her mysterious, sexy, new boss is not what he seems.
Recruited by the joint task force working on the case, all Lexi has to do is work out who killed Dean and where the missing millions are. That’s easier said than done when her sister insists upon the baby shower to end all baby showers, her wise-ass cop family just wants to keep her safe, someone keeps leaving her creepy gifts, and all the clues point to a seedy sex club on the wrong side of town.
As the bodies start to pile up, Lexi is on a race against time to find the killer and the money, before she’s the next one in the murderer’s sights.
Julie Moffett’s Lexi Carmichael Mystery Series Books 1-3 (A Lexi Carmichael Mystery)
Get to know geek extraordinaire Lexi Carmichael, her friends and her more-than-friends in three fast-paced, high-tech mysteries.
Includes bonus prequel novella!
NO ONE LIVES TWICE
Lexi Carmichael spends her days stopping computer hackers at the NSA and her nights avoiding her mother and a slew of blind dates. Even though she works for a top-secret agency, her life is anything but exciting. Until the day that two gun-toting thugs appear and her best friend vanishes. Enlisting a team of geniuses—plus a sexy government agent and a rich, handsome lawyer who both have the hots for her—Lexi must navigate a maze of leads to find her friend and save the day.
NO ONE TO TRUST
A series of extraordinary events prompts Lexi to leave government life behind for a fresh start with a brand-new company and an incredibly sexy boss. But when their first client goes missing and his staff think Lexi is involved, she’ll have to use her best geek skills—and some help from her friends—to solve the mystery and keep herself safe.
NO PLACE LIKE ROME
Italy might seem like a long way to go to hide after a disastrous date. But when sexy überhacker Slash (no, that’s not his real name) asks Lexi Carmichael to go with him to Rome on an investigation, the timing is sort of perfect. Her messed-up love life becomes the least of her worries, though, thanks to a dead body, a near-kidnapping and the discovery of a top secret encrypted file that not even she can hack. Racing against time, Lexi calls in her genius friends to help uncover a secret—one that someone would kill to keep.
NO MONEY DOWN—bonus prequel novella!
Lexi + the legendary Zimmerman twins = a friendship made in geek heaven. It all started back when she worked for the NSA…
Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 1)
by J.R. Ward
In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly turf war going on between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers like no other-six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Yet none of them relishes killing more than Wrath, the leader of The Black Dagger Brotherhood.
The only purebred vampire left on earth, Wrath has a score to settle with the slayers who murdered his parents centuries ago. But, when one of his most trusted fighters is killed-leaving his half-breed daughter unaware of his existence or her fate-Wrath must usher her into the world of the undead-a world of sensuality beyond her wildest dreams.
Shakespeare’s Landlord (Lily Bard Mysteries)
TO SEE OR NOT TO SEE — To Lily Bard, the sleepy town of Shakespeare, Arkansas, was the perfect place to hide from the violence that nearly destroyed her life years before. Today Lily is strong, confident in the martial arts she studies, her looks disguised by her closely cropped hair and baggy clothes. Working as a housecleaner, Lily comes and goes without anyone noticing — until she witnesses a murder.
What Lily Bard saw on that dark night has stripped away her, anonymity and earned her the unwanted attention of a homicide detective and a suspicious community. And with her intense, married, karate instructor showing a passionate interest of his own, Lily’s plan of a private, well-ordered life is coming unhinged. The killer of an unlamented landlord is lurking close by. And while Lily knows the dirt on her neighbors’ dust, drawers, and private live , must admit to a secret of her own: that in the shadow of a brutal murder, she is coming alive again..
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