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.
Title: Crystal’s House of Queers Author: Brooke Skipstone Genre: Coming of Age, Contemporary, LGBTQ+ Release Date: 24 May 2021
Three senior girls in rural Alaska escape their abusive pasts by raising their dyke flag for themselves and their community.
Crystal Rose woke up at three in the morning today, drenched in sweat and breathless after another sex dream with Haley Carson. Later at school in the tiny town of Clear, Alaska, Crystal saves Haley from an assault by her abusive boyfriend.
The two girls renew a love started years ago that had to stay hidden until now. But with Crystal’s grandparents in the hospital with Covid and the possibility of her drug addict parents returning from a 14-year absence, Crystal needs Haley as much as she needs Crystal.
They connect with Payton Reed, a gun-toting artist who helps them feel proud to be gay and willing to stand up to anyone. Together they struggle to make Crystal’s house safe for those who are hated for their love.
Pippa Grant and her zany romance style are here with this romp, a Rom-Com Fake Marriage, where two of the most unlikely puzzle pieces fit.
Hot Heir reintroduces us to Viktor and Peach, the bickering and baiting pair who are more likely to light one another on fire than be caught in a hot air balloon over Goat’s Tit. However, as luck would have it, they are afloat over a peach orchard and arguing the finer points of sandbag babies at the opener. From that point on, you should know Pippa Grant is not here to disappoint.
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: Capturing Fate (Fatal Truth #1) Author: Abbie Roads Genre: Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Suspense, Thriller Release Date: 28 January 2021
Can love untangle a web of lies and expose the truth?
A loner with a mysterious childhood…
FBI agent Dolan Watts is no stranger to pain. From his childhood spent in foster care to his daily grind of hunting down hardened criminals, pain has been the one constant through the years. Confronted by a malicious new enemy who revels in mind games, Dolan begins to doubt his own perceptions.
A woman haunted by a secret…
Psychologist Daughter Dawson sabotages her own safety the moment she accepts Dolan as a client. Still, she feels compelled to help him. Dolan’s past mirrors many of the questions about her own. When she makes the mistake of confiding in him, both their lives are thrust into unimaginable danger.
Find out why people are up all night reading bestselling author Abbie Roads’ chilling, emotional novels. You might want to read with the lights on and box of tissues.