The Shaadi Set-Up is Lillie Vale’s adult romcom debut. This is a super-cute second chance, contemporary desi romance.
Battle Royal by Lucy Parker gave me everything I could want – giggles, slow-burn steam, a cat, and cakes along with a bit of ugly crying because it broke my heart just a little but the ending more than made up for that.
While We Were Dating is so charming, steamy, upbeat, engaging, sexy, and fun! I was incredibly sorry when I got to the last page – I wanted the story to keep going!
Death in Bloom is a fun, quick, gentle read with an endearing amateur sleuth full of positivity, a great cast of supporting characters plus a bonus puppy sidekick
A Lowcountry Bride is a heartwarming own voices story with likable and relatable characters. It’s about unexpected loss, grieving and taking steps to heal and still having the strength to pursue your dreams.
For Batter or Worse is the 13th enter in Jenn McKinlay’s oh so bingeable cozy Cupcake Bakery Mystery series. The cupcake crew has a lot on their plate – Angie and Tate have a baby on the way, Mel and Joe are just days away from getting married, and Oz is settling into his job as the pastry chef at an exclusive resort while planning the cupcakes for Mel and Joe’s wedding reception.
Bestselling author Dana Mentink debuts a new culinary cozy series, the Ice Cream Shop Mystery with Pint of No Return. This has all of the delicious elements for a fun series.
Fresh Brewed Murder by Emmeline Duncan is a fantastic new cozy series that gives you all the flavor of coffee and Portland you could want.
While promoted as a romance, Happy Endings, Thien-Kim Lam’s debut is also about strong women supporting each other, sex positivity, and what gentrification does to small, minority-owned businesses.
Amelia Unabridged is heartbreaking, beautiful, uplifting, raw, and real. Just as Amelia’s home life is falling apart she catches the eye of a school mate she’d never approached before, Jenna, a rich girl who’s just as careful about her looks as she is about the condition of her beloved books. The unlikely pair spend high school attached at the hip, with Jenna’s well-off parents practically adopting Amelia as their second daughter and doting on her like the functional family she so desperately wishes she had. Then suddenly Jenna’s gone, buried too soon, and Amelia finds herself the substitute daughter off to college for Jenna’s parents. They want her to go to the school she and Jenna had planned to attend, and they’ll pay her way. They want her to take the degree program Jenna thought she should. They want everything to go the way it was supposed to go, and a barely-coping Amelia is willing to go along with it all. That is, until a mysterious gift appears for Amelia, mailed to the local book store. It’s a special edition of her favourite author’s first book, a printing that shouldn’t exist, and she’s convinced it’s one last gift from her best friend. Wanting answers, Amelia takes a trip to visit the book store that sent it, not expecting to find her favourite author there, only a year her senior, wallowing in the shadow of his own grief.