With the colder days upon us, it's time to stock up on tea, break out the quilts, and deck the halls. It's also the perfect time of year to cancel plans and spend quality time with some good books to read in winter. As the days get chillier and the snow starts falling, curl up with one of these good books to read this winter.
Daddy's Protecting by Pepper North
Will she regret turning to a very powerful Daddy who must lay down the law to save her? Cynthia Grant is in trouble. With her picture plastered on all the networks as a fugitive of justice, she has nowhere else to turn. Fleeing to the one man she hopes she can help, she must put her trust and her future in his hands. Corporate lawyer Dirk O’Roarke is successful, ruthless, and shrewd. From arguing in the courtroom to forging multi-million dollar deals, he does all the heavy legal lifting for Edgewater Industries. Taking on a criminal case for a cafeteria worker is not in his job description. Dirk’s ready to object until he realizes just how much he wants to protect the special Little who has turned to him for help.
Tough Love 5: Under Daddy's Spell by Maddie Taylor
Daddy's magic is impossible to resist. Could it be she's been under his spell all along? Tessa Delacroix calls the Big Easy home, yet her life is anything but. Abandoned by her father in the wake of her mother's death, dutiful Tessa sacrificed her twenties to keep the family bookstore running. With the weight of the world on her young shoulders, the last thing she needed was a gym moving in next door. Now the parking lot is overflowing, and the constant noise is terrifying her youngest patrons. But when she tries to confront Jordan Cooper, her new neighbor, with his handsome face, sculpted body, and nice guy demeanor, she gets tongue-tied and can't focus on all she needs to say. As the summer heat blisters New Orleans, an A/C dispute between the bookstore and the gym lands Tessa over his knee. Fuming at his familiarity and sheer nerve, she turns to an 18th-century spell book to exact a bit of revenge. But her attempt at conjuring a little peace and quiet doesn't go as planned. She turns up both the heat and the sizzle of Jordan's attention. Soon, Tessa is falling for the commanding Daddy she never knew she needed, but it will take a visit to Madame Lucinda, NOLA's renowned purveyor of the occult, to undo the magic and determine if his love is real. If the spell can't be broken, how will she live without knowing, especially since she's been under daddy's spell all along?
Silver Santa by Joi Jackson
A single dad with a newly empty nest. A strait-laced guidance counselor with one birthday wish. This Christmas, a steamy second chance romance twenty years in the making is about to ignite. Happily divorced high school guidance counselor Noemie Saint has moved back to Kissing Springs to be closer to her mother after her father's death. She wouldn't say she's avoiding the ex that broke her heart 20 years ago, but she's certainly not going out of her way to run into him. That all changes when their worlds collide. Suddenly he's back in her life, looking better than ever. After a mortifying chance meeting in the adult toy section, Jameson makes a snarky suggestion that Noemie decides to take him up on. Jameson Mitchell is finally seeing his hard work pay off. He's the owner of a successful fitness center and his daughter is in college exploring her independence. When an opportunity to reconnect with The One That Got Away presents itself, he jumps at the chance. Twenty years ago, he chose to do the right thing and let Noemie go. Now that she's moved back to town and they are both single, he's sure he can convince her they belong together. She wants one night, he wants forever. Can this second chance couple make some Christmas magic?
The Rain King by Selena
Mysterious. Dark. Deadly. They say crows are bad omens, but until I met them, a single crow was my only friend. Then the boys next door come to welcome me to the neighborhood. Maddox, the mysterious, tattooed, six-foot-four wall of muscle who glares at me like I’m the enemy but protects me like I'm a treasure. Lennox, the devastatingly gorgeous flirt who charms me with his criminal smiles and melts me with his gentle kisses... While hiding a sinister secret. They’re twin brothers, each one more dangerous than the other, each more irresistible. Loyal only to their crew, the Murder of Crows, they refuse to let an outsider like me get too close. That is, until they find out the abuse I suffer at home. They take me in, but I soon realize these men are no saviors. They’re ruthless kings in a community governed by gang law, where depravity reigns and favors are repaid in blood. I should have seen the omen and run, but now it’s too late. I’m in their debt. The Crows own me now, body and soul. The two kings want to play with their pretty, broken toy, but they don't want to share. One of them wants to trap me. The other wants to punish me. But which one gets to keep me?
Dirty Crazy Bad by Siobhan Davis
The thrilling conclusion to the Dirty Crazy Bad Duet from USA Today & WSJ bestselling author Siobhan Davis. Description coming soon.