If you are a Piper Lawson fan, you won’t be disappointed.
Beautiful Sins is the second book in The Enemies Trilogy. This is a spin-off of The Rivals Trilogy and centers around Harrison and Rae, who are from that series. The first book, Beautiful Enemy, is set in Ibiza, where Harrison and Rae first fall in love and hit their first real hiccup, which sends Rae running to Los Angeles, where Beautiful Sins begins. Now, Rae, an up-and-coming DJ, is trying to make her way back into the spotlight for her talent and not for the scandals plaguing her.
Having finished this book, the thing I feel most is that a lot happened here. Beautiful Sins is a soap opera, not in a bad way, just in a slightly WOAH way. Piper Lawson tends to write these very intricate stories, though, and if you have read her before, you know what you are in for, if not, know that this will be a ride.
Title: Moonlit Kiss (Moonlit Destination #2) Author: Amy McKinley Genre: Romantic Suspense Release Date: 01 June 2021
When artist and conservator Gianna Bellini lands a dream job in Venice to restore and complete a century-old fresco painting, she packs her bags and hops the first flight to Italy. But as she walks the cobbled streets with eerie familiarity, she comes to the revelation that she has been to the floating city before—just not in this lifetime.
Handsome Venetian native Sergio Vitale rescues Gianna from a chilling plunge after a misstep at a canal-side café. As their budding relationship deepens, so does her progress on the restoration job—except the fresco painting’s missing a panel. She turns to Sergio for help. The closer they get to discovering the unfinished design, the more Gianna is tormented by vivid dreams and haunting whispers where century-old Venetians have met their end.
In a city where the past and present walk hand in hand, Gianna struggles against destiny while Sergio fights for a future that includes her in it.
Title: Kiss and Repeat Author: Heather Truett Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult Release Date:25 May 2021
In Heather Truett’s Kiss and Repeat, a teen uses the scientific method drilled into him by his scientist father to begin a kissing experiment. Only the experiment gets messy, and Stephen will have to come clean if he wants to win one girl’s heart in this heartfelt and funny YA debut.
Stephen Luckie isn’t so lucky in love. He’s completely inexperienced when it comes to girls, and wonders if his tics – caused by Tourette’s Syndrome – are the reason.
Then a game at a party reveals that his body goes still while kissing. Using the scientific method drilled into him by his scientist father, Steven begins the best experiment ever–one that involves kissing as many girls as possible. Who knew science could be so fun?
But when the experiment gets underway, Stephen begins to question how he treats girls – and if his tics have been standing in his way at all. With two girls interested in him, he has to figure out what really matters to him and what he’ll risk – and gain – by being his true self.
I don’t know how to rate this. Is it really good? YES. Is it much the same formula that Piper Lawson tends to use in her other series? YES. I give it a 5-star rating for the story and a 3-star rating for the originality and come up with this 4-star rating.
Beautiful Enemy brings back two characters introduced to us in Piper Lawson’s last series, The Rivals Trilogy, Rae and Harrison. Rae has trekked off to Ibiza to recover her reputation after outing Harrison on social made her a pariah. Little does she realize that she’s walked into the lion’s den, and she’s about to be at her enemy’s beck and call for the next month because she just signed a contract to play at one of his venues.
Title: Broken Wing (Arthur Academy, #1) Author: Kathleen Mareé Genre: Contemporary, New Adult Release Date: 26 April 2021
Hendrix: It’s funny the things you notice as a child. Like the way people uneasily glance away from me whenever I catch their eye. Or the way a stranger seems to smile happily at other children, but when I say hello, their smile looks more uneasy than warm… But as I approach the steel gates to the elite Arthur Academy, I can’t help but take a long-awaited breath towards my freedom. Finally, I have the chance to build the life I want. A future. Something that gives me more to live for than the daily beatings my childhood only ever knew. The girl I used to be doesn’t exist here. But even as the confidence grows about a life I now have control over, I can’t help but feel there could be something else waiting for me here. Something I’ve never faced before.
And it isn’t something I could prepare for. And preparation is what got me out. It got me here.
I can’t afford to lose this opportunity, because if I lose this hand, it’s more than just a loss. It’s like not being able to breathe. Not being able to fly.
Paxton: I grip the leather ball in my hand, feeling the weight of the year pressing down on me. If it was just football, I could deal, but with my last name – it’s everything else that suffocates me. The Arthur Elite is what they call us, and we each have our roles to play. But my fathers given me the next two years to do what the hell I want without his interference, before he’ll own me and I’ll become nothing but his pawn. After that, when college is done, I dread the life I’ll have to lead. The role I’ll be forced to play. It should be simple. Just stroll through the steel gates and be the crown they all see; but I can’t help but feel there is something lurking beneath the surface. There is something different about this year that I sense inside my dark soul. And it isn’t something I am prepared for; even when staying ahead is the one thing that ensures my next breath.
Because when I lose a hand, it’s more than just a loss. It’s like losing a limb. A bird breaking its’ wing.
And without that – I can’t fly toward freedom. And my freedom right now, is all I have to hold onto.
Title: For the Love of Easton Author: A.M. Hargrove Genre: Contemporary Romance Release Date:15 April 2021
What could be more humiliating than your father telling an almost perfect stranger that you’re single?
I’ll tell you what—proposing MARRIAGE to him!
That’s exactly what my father did.
He basically tried to barter me off like a horse.
Admittedly, said single dude was a veritable smoke show.
Besides being exceptionally panty-melting, he was also a complete jackass.
Until the douche of my baby daddy showed up—and not for a friendly visit—insisting on gaining custody of our daughter.
Said panty-melting jackass rode in on his white stallion, rescuing me from the clutches of the aforementioned douche .
I never imagined Panty-Melter would turn out to be my knight in shining armor.
Maybe Dad’s idea wasn’t so crazy after all.
And this was how I found myself considering that insane proposal.
From USA Today bestselling author, AM Hargrove comes For The Love of Easton, the sequel to the Amazon top selling single dad romance, For The Love of English. This novel features lovable characters, plot twists, and laughs that will keep you up all night. If you love your romances filled with emotion, humor and swoony scenes, then download this book today.
Title: Sins or Secrets Author: Khardine Gray Genre: Contemporary Romance Release Date:11 March 2021
There’s a lot to know about me. I could start with my sins or my secrets. But they are one and the same: I’m a liar.
Ten years ago, I left Logan. My lies destroyed us. But… what he didn’t know was I lied because I had to. It was the only way to protect him from my father’s cruel hand.
That last goodbye was supposed to be forever. I left town and never expected to see him again. Then Aunt Lily died, and I returned home. Not knowing her will would open Pandora’s box.
Her will threw me right back in Logan’s path, and back in his bed. But he’s not the boy I left behind. He’s the irresistible, tempting ex-marine women put on their wish list. And our attraction is incinerating. All consuming. Undeniable. And, unlike the past, there’s no one standing in our way. There’s nothing to stop us. Except me.
The residue of my sins and secrets arise demanding repayment.