Books, Romance, Series

The Best Goodbye by Abbi Glines

Ages 18+

The Best Goodbye (Rosemary Beach, #12)

The 12th installment of the Rosemary Beach series, Glines brings on the steamy romance! River “Captain” Kipling is ready to leave his crime-filled past as an employee of a well-none mob-boss and move on with his life. His new target is Rose Henderson, the cute redhead waitress at a local restaurant. He doesn’t know much about her, except that she’s a single mom, and wonders if she’d be interested in him, or if she knows anything about his past…

Adult Fiction, Horror/Thriller, Mystery

An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena

Ages 18+

An Unwanted GuestMitchell’s Inn in upstate New York seems like the perfect winter getaway. It has everything you’d want – it’s cozy and remote – then all hell breaks loose when the power goes out and someone turns up dead. The hotel guests are shocked, but not as shocked as when more bodies start turning up. Lapena’s modern day take on Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, you’ll be guessing until the end!

Adventure, Animals, Middle Grade Fiction

Hooper Finds A Family: A Hurricane Katrina Dog’s Survival Tale by Jane Paley

Grades 3 – 5

Hooper Finds a Family: A Hurricane Katrina Dog's Survival Tale

This is adorably moving tale about a cuddly dog, what more could you want? Hooper lives in New Orleans, but is left homeless in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. He makes the long, hard trip all the way to New York, and is rescued by his new family. Will he adapt well or come apart at the seams?

Adult Fiction

My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

Ages 18+

My Dark VanessaMy Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell is a stunning debut. Switching back and forth between 2000, when Vanessa is 15 years old, and 2017, when Vanessa is 32, the novel chronicles a teen’s illicit relationship with her teacher and the aftermath that follows years later. Vanessa thought she would have to take it to her grave, but now she has a chance 17 years later. Does she remain silent, or speak up?

Adventure, Children, Middle Grade Fiction, Series

Mr. Lemoncello’s All-Star Breakout Game by Chris Grabenstein

Grades 3 – 6

Mr. Lemoncello's All-Star Breakout Game (Mr. Lemoncello's Library, #4)This is the fourth book in the Mr. Lemoncello series and Grabenstein doesn’t disappoint! In this installment, Mr. Lemoncello goes live, nationwide, on the Kidzapalooza Television Network so that everyone can play along. To be on the show, however, kids have to audition and be accepted to play the game, using their own bodies as playing pieces. Would you have what it takes?

Adult Fiction, Romance

Love At First Like by Hannah Orenstein

Ages 18+Love at First Like

Sisters Eliza and Sophie Roth own a Brooklyn jewelry shop together. Eliza loves joking around and putting diamond rings on her ring finger. One night she accidentally posts a photo of her wearing a diamond ring on Instagram. At first she is horrified, but then, after the sales start rolling in, that a glimpse of her life is good for business. She is then faced with a choice: does she come clean or continue with the biggest lie of her life?

 

 

Adult Fiction, Horror/Thriller, Mystery

She Was the Quiet One by Michele Campbell

Ages 18+

She Was the Quiet OneRose and Bel Enright are twin sisters who couldn’t be more different. Bel feels vulnerable at her new prestigious boarding school, even with her sister by her side. She quickly falls into the wrong crowd, and begins to haze her sister, among other things, because of it. Rose turns to her dorm mother Sarah Donovan, one half of a couple who works at the school, and Bel turns to Sarah’s husband Heath, hoping he can help her out of a crisis. It seems that Heath may be taking advantage of Bel instead of helping her, though, and things get dicey. Full of twists and turns, Campbell will keep you guessing until the very end.

Adult Fiction, ARC Reviews

The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult

Ages 18+

The Book of Two Ways

Dawn survives a crash landing of the airplane she’s on, and her life is split in two from then on. At home is her loving husband Brian and their teenaged daughter, and in Egypt is Wyatt Armstrong, who still has Dawn’s heart after fifteen years. The novel takes place in parallel times in the main character’s life, and she must choose between the two. Will Dawn continue on to Boston and go home to her family or fly to Egypt to reconnect with Wyatt?

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

ARC Reviews, Romance, YA Fiction

Breathless by Jennifer Niven

Grades 9 – 12

Breathless

Claudine Henry’s life is uprooted when her parents get divorced and her mother whisks her away to an island off the coast of Georgia for the summer right after her high school graduation. She is separated from her best friend and all that feels comfortable and familiar. This is a beautiful coming of age story about friends and first love.

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

ARC Reviews, Graphic, LGBTQ+, Romance, YA Fiction

You Brought Me the Ocean by Alex Sanchez

Grades 9 – 12

You Brought Me the Ocean

Jake Hyde’s father died by drowning, so he doesn’t swim. At all. In fact, he lives in a dessert and is forced by his mother to stay away from water at all costs. He wants to go to college on the coast however, and work with the ocean for a living. That is a secret he’s keeping from his mother. His other big secret? He doesn’t tell his best friend Maria that he doesn’t return her feelings; in fact, he is attracted to Kenny, a boy in his class who has shown interest in him. Can he come clean and be his true self?
Thanks to SLJ for a review copy of this book.