Most readers remember the first time they fell in love with reading. And for so many of us, that moment happened in the dead of night, stuck in the middle of a plot that was just too good to leave. Although, for some of us, it’s a bit harder these days to bounce back from an all-nighter, the books on this list are absolutely worth it. So have fun reading till the sun comes up.
Drinking Deep by Dylann Crush A generations-old family feud might ruin a couple's last chance at love...and tear apart the oldest whiskey distillery in Tennessee in the process. Danica: I need a win. My scumbag ex-boss is trying to drag my reputation through the mud. If I can land my first client, I might be able to get my marketing business off the ground. But when I show up for my first meeting with the owners of a distillery, the gorgeous guy at the end of the table looks an awful lot like the one-night stand I ghosted. So I do what any hot mess in heels would do... pretend like we've never met. Cole: The Hatfields and McCoys have nothing on the feud my family's got going. We've been fighting with the Stewarts longer than anyone in Beaver Bluff can remember. Which sucks since we happen to co-own the largest whiskey distillery in Tennessee. Now they've brought in a marketing consultant to switch things up. If I can't fight my attraction to the woman with curves like a back mountain road, she could ruin me. Lose yourself in the richly crafted world of Beaver Bluff, Tennessee where the whiskey flows freely and love is only ever a few pages away. Amazon Goodreads
No Matter What Happens by Kelly Collins Does marrying well mean marrying rich? As a senator’s daughter, Kennedy Blackwell has everything, or so it seems. But on her wedding day, a shocking secret changes everything, and Kennedy’s fortunes turn on a dime. Instead of offering their unconditional support, her parents turn their backs on her, proving once and for all that her father’s goal of becoming president is more important than his own child. Forced to start over, Kennedy relies on a pact she and five friends made to each other back in junior high. She also enlists the help of the “entertainment” from her bachelorette party, a handsome handyman-by-day, exotic dancer-by-night. Wade Roberts faces his existence one crisis at a time. Everything bad in his life has directly resulted from a poor decision or the actions of a member of the Blackwell family. So, when the senator’s daughter calls asking for help, he’s torn between assisting her or making her “pay.” Soon tangled up in the Blackwell family drama, he finds himself being framed for an unspeakable crime. Wade must step up and prove his innocence and his love for a woman who deserves more than he can offer. Can two people who start with nothing end up with everything? Find out in No Matter What Happens… Amazon Goodreads
Fever Dream by Britney King The bestselling author of the “clever spine-tingler” The Secretary returns with an unputdownable thriller following a woman in a desperate search for answers after she’s institutionalized against her will. The year is 1962, and every night Grace lays her head on her pillow at the Texas State Lunatic Hospital, she reminds herself she is not what they say she is. Her children and her husband are not dead. They’re searching for her. Someone knows the truth. Strangely, that someone is hell-bent on making sure the truth stays buried. The question is…why? Meanwhile, Grace has bigger fish to fry, starting with her new roommate. Elizabeth is certifiable, and she has star status—a deadly combination, Grace realizes. The kind of woman who has everyone in the palm of her hand, Elizabeth gives even the most menacing of nurses a run for their money, takes bad intentions to a whole new level, and makes crazy look seductive as hell. Grace learns fast: the best way to deal with lunacy is to befriend it. It may be her only ticket out. She also learns there’s more to her new bunkmate than meets the eye. She’s vile, she’s cunning—and possibly faking it. The question is…why? With riveting twists and a breakneck pace, Fever Dream is a propulsive thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Amazon Goodreads
A Little Bit Dirty by Willow Winters From USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling romance author, Willow Winters, comes a second chance with a filthy-mouthed, possessive hero, not willing to lose the love of his life again. I've got a thing for men who work with their hands. I thought I learned my lesson years ago. But here I am, back in the small town I grew up in, staring down the man who broke my heart years ago. I intended to tell him off. My plan was to flip him the bird and prove to both of us that he hadn't ruined me. I sure as hell wasn't going to sleep with him. Until he tells me he's sorry. Until he gives me that smoldering look I still dream about. Until he whispers just beneath the shell of my ear... His breath trails down my neck and he leaves an opened mouth kiss right there, in that sensitive spot. "You have no idea how much I've missed you." My treacherous heart wants more. More of him. More of us. But there's a reason it didn't work before and when you don't learn from your past mistakes, you're bound to repeat them. Amazon Goodreads
Just One Dare by Carly Phillips A one-night stand with no names exchanged. Six years later, she comes face to face with her baby’s father again. Aurora Michaels isn’t the same girl she was that spring night. No longer homeless and living in the back room of a diner where she worked, she’s now a member of the wealthy Kingston family. She has her daughter, a career and has adjusted to her new normal. Billionaire Nick Dare is a man who takes charge. He runs the hotel arm of the family empire and his life revolves around business and travel. A quick stop at his brother's movie premier has him doing a double take. The woman who haunts his dreams is there. He’s been given a second chance and is determined to make the most of it. When he learns about their daughter, Nick becomes a man on a mission. Aurora and their child are his. Even if he has to knock down Aurora’s emotional walls to prove it. Amazon Goodreads