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Winter Book Club Picks to Discuss Over Hot Cocoa


When the thermostats tick toward freezing and the hot chocolate mugs come out, it’s the perfect time to get together with your book club! Spark up the fireplace for your next group meeting, and gather around to choose from a few of our favorite books to read this time of year, along with intriguing novels of the season.

Beyond Redemption: Joker (Serpents MC Las Vegas #1) by Barbara Nolan Joker has one thing on his mind while he endures the steamy heat of South Beach, Florida: meet up with the cartel and make one last deal for his outlaw biker club that will set him and his son free forever. Sounds easy until a chance meeting with a sexy, mystery woman screws with his plan. To make matters worse, his mystery woman hates all things biker, has a score of her own to settle, and their chance meeting turns out to be deliberate. Daisy is no stranger to the cruel underside of life, but now the con woman extraordinaire has transformed herself into one of Miami’s premier players. When her elaborate plan to pull herself out of the game goes awry, Joker comes to her rescue, and she sees that maybe this bad boy isn’t so bad. They decide to work together, and their passion escalates as they design her biggest con yet: pitting Daisy’s murderous boss against Joker’s vicious club president while trying to save his son. Joker and Daisy’s world twists and turns until neither one is sure who’s in control as they teeter on the edge of what they need and what they want. Amazon Goodreads

Unexpected Savior by Susana Mohel They called me the villain. Homewrecker. The other woman. But there’s something dangerous about mistakes. You don’t realize you’re making one until it’s too late… “You haven’t changed at all,” Bridget said to me that day. Those words hit me hard. I left, ready to start a new life for me and my daughter. Now, years later, I’m working hard. Doesn’t matter how complicated it is or if the guilt gets to me. I’m alive and he’s not. But life throws me a curveball when I’m not expecting it. Intense grey eyes, killer smile, and the determination to tear my walls down. He knows my weakness, and a man like him is never afraid to use it against me. My four-year-old daughter. I’m rewriting my story, unprepared for him. And I’m not ready for what destiny has in store for us. Nicolaus Novak just might become my friend, my lover… the man who helps me to discover I deserve a happy ending… my unexpected savior. Amazon Goodreads

Cruel God by Bella J. My name is Rex Cain…but you can call me god. I am the ruler of the Cain empire—a legacy built from the blood and bone of others. Here in my kingdom, only the strongest survive, and only the wicked can thrive. That’s why I took my father’s life before he had a chance to take mine. But my life doesn’t flow through my veins. It flows through hers, the girl he tried to take from me. The woman I’ve stained my hands in blood for. My most prized possession. My weakness. My butterfly. She thinks I’m her savior, and I’ll burn kingdoms to the ground to keep it that way. While she waits for me on her knees, I’m a king who reigns without mercy. While she obeys my every command, I’m a dictator who starts wars. And while she breathes, I’m a man with something to lose. My name is Rex Cain, and she is my Hope. Amazon Goodreads

Deviant Knight by Tracy Lorraine USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Tracy Lorraine brings you more in her dark mafia, high school bully romance series. From the moment my eyes locked on Theo Cirillo, I hated him. He's everything I despise. Rich, entitled, powerful, and thinks he owns this school—hell, the entire city. But there's just one problem, he's wrapped in this insanely hot package that I find myself drawn to like a moth to a flame. He's made no secret about how he feels about me. Our hatred is entirely mutual. But when that all seems to change, am I right to be suspicious? Things that feel this good, are always too good to be true. Right? Amazon Goodreads

Loyalty in the Shadows (Crowned Crows Book 2) by Veronica Eden 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑪𝒓𝒐𝒘𝒔 𝒅𝒐𝒏’𝒕 𝒘𝒂𝒏𝒕 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒎𝒐𝒏𝒆𝒚. 𝑻𝒉𝒆𝒚 𝒕𝒉𝒓𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒐𝒏 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒅𝒆𝒔𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏. 𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒔𝒂𝒄𝒓𝒊𝒇𝒊𝒄𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒃𝒖𝒚 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒊𝒓 𝒉𝒆𝒍𝒑? 𝘐𝘴𝘭𝘢 Thorne Point sunk its claws in me at a young age. I refused to let its harsh truths snuff out my light. When an attempt to kidnap me is stopped, I know they’ll never give up. The city’s seedy underbelly won’t let me escape forever. My only choice is to run into the arms of monsters for safety. The Crows have a terrifying reputation, and Levi Astor lives up to it. But my protective monster will never be worse than the ones who buried their ugliness deep in me. 𝘓𝘦𝘷𝘪 𝘓𝘦𝘷𝘪 𝘈𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘵. Our unchallenged rule over this city is crumbling. We’ll hunt down the ones behind this and make them pay. 𝘊𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘰𝘶𝘵, 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘰𝘶𝘵, 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘳𝘦. Guarding the senator’s daughter isn’t on my agenda, yet I couldn’t ignore her if I tried. Sunshine might break through the shadows, but it will only illuminate what makes me a deadly monster. Isla Vonn should run in the opposite direction instead of into my arms. Because everyone fears the Leviathan in Thorne Point. Amazon Goodreads


Sexy As Sin by Willow Winters From USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Willow Winters, comes a sexy second-chance MC romance. I took the fall for a crime I didn’t commit, and it cost me everything. Including the only woman I ever loved. I’m not the man she fell in love with. Four years behind bars made me harder, colder… with a temper I can’t control. But one look at Kat and nothing else matters. I’m broken without her and a shell of a person I used to be. She is my one and only. My addiction and my sanity. I could never imagine how time would change everything and how far we’d drift apart…. but she can’t deny this heat between us and she can’t hide the way her body reacts to mine. Kat was mine once and nothing can ever change that. I only hope the secrets of the past four years don’t tear us apart the moment I make her mine again. Amazon Goodreads