Recommended Reads for August, 2019

Our favorite books for August, 2019.


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Title: Sword Dance Author: A.J. Demas Publisher: Sexton’s Cottage Release Date: July 31, 2019 Genre(s): Historical Romance Page Count: 265 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Five years ago, Damiskos’s brilliant military career was cut short, leaving him with a permanent disability and scars that are not all physical. Adrift and still grieving, he tries to find meaning in an unsatisfying job. Work takes him to the remote seaside villa of an old friend, where, among an odd assortment of guests, he meets the eunuch sword-dancer Varazda. Enigmatic and…

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Title: Arctic Heat: An Alaska Romance (Frozen Hearts Book 3) Author: Annabeth Albert Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: September 23rd, 2019 Genre(s): Romance Page Count: 368 Reviewed by: Kirstin Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: A lasting connection needs more than simply surviving a winter together—they’ll have to outsmart danger, let down their defenses and open their hearts. Owen Han has a fresh lease on life—he’s kicked cancer’s ass and is roaring through his bucket list. The former investment banker hopes to find his next challenge in Alaska, volunteering alongside park rangers…

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Title: Mainly by Moonlight: Bedknobs and Broomsticks 1 Author: Josh Lanyon Publisher: JustJoshin Publishing, Inc. Release Date: August 1st, 2019 Genre(s): Murder Mystery/Magic Page Count: 252 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: A gay high-society wedding. A stolen book of spells. A love-threatening lie. Can a witch avoid a murder rap without revealing the supernatural truth? Cosmo Saville guiltily hides a paranormal secret from his soon-to-be husband. And if he can’t undo a powerful love spell, uncertainty threatens his nuptial magic. But when he’s arrested for allegedly killing a…

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Title: King Slayer: A Fog City Novel Author: Layla Reyne Publisher: Layla Reyne Release Date: August 5th, 2019 Genre(s): Romance, Suspense Page Count: 195 Reviewed by: Kirstin Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Never fall for a mark. Mission fail. Christopher Perri—a.k.a. Dante Perry—infiltrated the Madigan organization with one goal: vengeance for his murdered partner. Falling for the assassin at the head of the table wasn’t part of the plan, but Hawes Madigan is not the cold, untouchable Prince of Killers Chris expected. Everything about the newly crowned king is hot, and…

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Title: Small Town Sonata (Dreamspun Desires Book 87) Author: Jamie Fessenden Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: August 6th 2019 Genre(s): Romance Page Count: 260 Reviewed by: Kirstin Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Can the trusted town handyman rebuild a broken pianist’s heart? When a freak accident ends Aiden’s career as a world-renowned classical pianist, he retreats to his New Hampshire hometown, where he finds the boy he liked growing up is even more appealing as a man. Dean Cooper’s life as handyman to the people of Springhaven might not be glamorous,…

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Title: Heart Unbroken (Hearts Entwined Book 4) Author: Andrew Grey Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: August 6th 2019 Genre(s): Romance Page Count: 180 Reviewed by: Kirstin Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5 Blurb: Car restorer Dean Milford knows how to make damaged things beautiful again. Only, after a bad breakup, he loses sight of who he is, playing the field and distracting himself with any man he comes across. But now there’s only one guy who really matters to him. And maybe with his latest restoration job—a vintage Cobra—he’ll get the chance to…

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Title: Open Water (Scandinavian Comfort Book 2) Author: Sophia Soames Publisher: Self-published Release Date: July 20, 2019 Genre(s): YA, Enemies-to-lovers Page Count: 338 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Meet Lukas Myrtengren, Mentor Teacher in Biology and Maths at Östra Real Senior School in Stockholm. This isn't how his life is supposed to turn out. In your late thirties you are supposed to have your life figured out, right? Somehow, Lukas has lost his compass, his life spinning aimlessly out of control. He still gets up in the morning…

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Title: Arctic Heat (Frozen Hearts #3) Author: Annabeth Albert Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: September 23, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Second Chances Page Count: 400 pages Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: A lasting connection needs more than simply surviving a winter together—they’ll have to outsmart danger, let down their defenses and open their hearts. Owen Han has a fresh lease on life—he’s kicked cancer’s ass and is roaring through his bucket list. The former investment banker hopes to find his next challenge in Alaska, volunteering alongside park rangers…

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Title: World Turned Upside Down Author: Elyse Springer Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: August 9th, 2019 Genre(s): Romance, Short reads Page Count: 96 Reviewed by: Kirstin Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: After three winters in Antarctica, Simon Bancroft is an old hand on the ice. The harsh weather and extreme isolation aren’t for everyone, but he enjoys the tight-knit community at McMurdo Station… and lately he’s enjoyed watching the hot new researcher, Asher Delaney, who’s recently arrived to study the aurora. But Simon’s just a janitor. Asher doesn’t even know he…

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Title: Kaden (Boyfriend for Hire Book 2) Author: R.J. Scott, Meredith Russell Publisher: Love Lane Books Ltd Release Date: August 9th 2019 Genre(s): Romance Reviewed by: Kirstin Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5 Blurb: When the lines between pretense and reality blur, can the actor and the boyfriend-for-hire discover something real? Ryan Levesque is Hollywood’s newest blue-eyed boy. Moving from soap operas to the big screen has paid off for the kid from Minnesota, and he’s hot property. But, when a video from the lowest point of his past is shared on social…

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Title: The Black Marble Pool Author: Stan Leventhal Publisher: ReQueered Tales Release Date: August 15, 2019 Genre(s): Murder mystery Page Count: 163 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: When you first notice it, something seems a bit unusual. Then it occurs to you that most, if not all, of the pools you’ve ever seen before were painted blue or white. The Captain’s House pool is black. Not painted black. But constructed of black marble and black tile. The marble has streaks of white that look like lightning bolts in…

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Title: Kaden (Boyfriend for Hire Book 2) Author: R.J. Scott, Meredith Russell Publisher: Love Lane Books Ltd Release Date: August 9th 2019 Genre(s): Romance Reviewed by: Kirstin Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5 Blurb: When the lines between pretense and reality blur, can the actor and the boyfriend-for-hire discover something real? Ryan Levesque is Hollywood’s newest blue-eyed boy. Moving from soap operas to the big screen has paid off for the kid from Minnesota, and he’s hot property. But, when a video from the lowest point of his past is shared on social…
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