Welcome to this week’s edition of Friday Book Round-Up. Saturday is the first day of Autumn so I thought it would be fun to share some books to fall in love with. Some are bestsellers while others you may not have heard of but all are terrific.
The Heights of Perdition by C. S. Johnson
Aeris St. Cloud wants nothing more than to win her father's love and the acceptance of her family unit by joining the Military Academy at New Hope. But after she is captured by the fearsome space pirate, Captain Chainsword, Aerie is certain falling in love with her nation's arch enemy is the last possible way to earn their esteem.
Driven by vengeance, Exton Shepherd circles the war-torn world in his pirated starship, the Perdition, he only sees his father's ghost looming around every corner. When Aerie unexpectedly tumbles into his life, he finds he cannot trust her, anymore than he can ignore her.
But when the war ascends to the heights of the Perdition, Aerie's loyalty, and Exton's heart, are put to the test. Will love be enough to save them - and others - from certain destruction?
MY DRAGON by Lawna Mackie
Stumbling into the world of Enchantment brought Meeka everything she’d been searching for. Peace. Magic. A gorgeous knight in shining armor.
Kerrigan knows he should banish her from Enchantment, it’s his duty as the dragon-shifting Enforcer. But one thing stands in the way…his overwhelming desire for Meeka.
Can Kerrigan keep Meeka safe as his enemies strive to turn her into a weapon that will destroy all he is bound to protect?
Or will their passion override duty?
The Smuggler of Reschen Pass: A Reschen Valley Novella by Chrystyna Lucyk-Berger
Pride goes before the fall.
1900s Austrian Tyrol. Fritz Hanny, confident and optimistic, enjoys the prestige of belonging to one of the most respected families in the Reschen Valley. When he falls in love with Cecilia, a young girl in a neighboring village, he is certain he has found his purpose in life. Already on his way to making his own fortune, Fritz pursues Cecilia only to be cut down by one external force after another. Disappointment, violence, and conflict turn Fritz into a desperate man. When the Great War ends, Fritz is trapped between two borders: on one side, the family he has. On the other, the family he wants. This is a stand-alone novella and a prequel to NO MAN'S LAND, the first book in the Reschen Valley series.
Witches Gone Wicked: Womby's School for Wayward Witches by Sarina Dorie
You think you know the world of magical boarding schools? Not from a teacher’s perspective at a school for at risk youth.
Like any twenty-two-year-old who grew up obsessed with fantasy novels, Clarissa Lawrence expects all her Harry Potter fantasies to come true when she is invited to teach at a school for witches.
As if being the new “arts and crafts” teacher isn’t hard enough at a school for juvenile delinquent witches, budget cuts are just as severe in the magic community, administrators are as unrealistic in their expectations of teachers, and the job is a hazard if the students find out you can’t actually do magic.
As if this isn’t enough pressure, she has to figure out why teachers are mysteriously disappearing. If she doesn’t, she might be next.
Stilettos & Spurs by Lawna Mackie
Champion Steer Wrestler, Cade Galloway has no time for women, and certainly no time for babysitting the ugly duckling he remembers from his youth. His mother assures him the young lady has grown up since he last saw her. He is not convinced until he’s kneeling at the strikingly gorgeous woman’s feet in the airport.
Sophia Randall, in a small black dress and stilettos departs the plane from Paris looking for her childhood crush—the cowboy who used to babysit her. She hopes the short vacation will ease the pain of losing her mother to the horrific car accident.
The explosive nightly fireworks can’t compare to the sexual sparks between them, but are the hot sexy nights and days spent together enough to melt the rugged cowboy’s heart or has Sophia just added more pain to injury?
Once a Scoundrel by Anna Harrington
Once a Scoundrel...Always a Scoundrel?
Stephen Crenshaw, Marquess of Dunwich, set his sights on becoming one of the ton’s most notorious rogues. Nothing was out of bounds for the young peer in his wild pursuit to prove himself to be the exact opposite of everything his respectable family wanted. Now he’s returned a new man, one set on reclaiming everything he’d lost... including the woman who loved him. Lady Faith Westover knows better than anyone the scoundrel that Stephen had been. Now he’s back and hell bent on proving that he’s changed. Four years have certainly matured him physically, but Faith doubts if he’s truly changed into the respectable and loving lord he proclaims himself to be. Can Stephen find a way to obtain what his heart desires most—the woman he was never meant to have?
Forgotten & Remembered - The Duke's Late Wife (#1 Love's Second Chance Series) by Bree Wolf
GRAHAM ASTOR, Duke of Kensington, is done with love, and ROSABEL LANDER never believed in it. But when Graham needs help raising his daughter and Rosabel cannot burden her family any longer, can they find a new, happy life together?
The Misadventures of Catie Bloom by Brooke Stanton
From award winning author Brooke Stanton...
Catie Bloom has it all.
A gorgeous husband, cooking skills to rival Julia Child, a wildly successful column for Simply Chic magazine, and The New York Times just labeled her the younger, hipper Martha Stewart for the next generation.
Except, it’s all a lie.
No husband. She can't cook. She can't even organize her underwear drawer.
It all comes to a head when Catie's boss invites a TV crew into her home to film a homecoming special featuring the latest media darling—panty-dropping Max Euston, a travel journalist whose latest assignment left him wounded, recovering from amnesia, and a national hero. Now Catie needs to learn to cook, fake being a Domestic Goddess, and find a husband in less than a week. And it all needs to seamlessly come together.
Sweeter than Honey by C.M. Valencourt
Wyatt is a beekeeper, excited for the beginning of his town’s annual farmers market, where he expects to sell his wares and get some hot guys’ phone numbers. But these plans start to unravel when sets up shop next to a sexy vegan baker named Grayson. Grayson believes that keeping bees is akin to owning a slaughterhouse, and he’ll do anything to run Wyatt out of business. Can Wyatt win him over with his sweet honey and even sweeter smile?
Captivated by the Captain by Amanda Mariel
Miss Prudence Drake desires nothing more than to return to America and pick up the pieces of her life. After being held captive on the Black Dawn and witnessing her papa's murder, the last thing she wants is to find herself in the hands of another pirate-even if he is handsome and honorable.
Captain Jasper Blackmore has forsaken his past, walking away from England's shores in search of a new adventure after the war left him physically scarred and jilted by the one lady he dared to love. An American hoyden could never fit into his world despite his attraction to her.
Can two people whose life paths are at odds find common ground?
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MRS N, Book Addict