Must-Read Contemporary Romance Books | Summer 2020

Must-Read Contemporary Romance Books | Summer 2020

Looking for some sexy new reads to add to your summer reading list? You won’t want to miss our latest must-read recommendations from bestselling authors D.M. Davis, Autumn Jones Lake, Julia Kent, Eva Haining, Willow Winters, and Lauren Blakely. Enjoy!


Until You Believe

by D.M. Davis

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The fourth book in the Until You Series by D.M. Davis… Family means everything to Fin. He is slotted to become the CEO of his family’s tech company and he lives, breathes, and sweats family. Unfortunately, his commitments are ruining and hope he had of starting a family. Margot lights up all those ignored desires and unspoken dreams. She is exactly what he wants and needs.

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Kickstart My Heart

by Autumn Jones Lake

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The first book in the Hollywood Demons Series by USA Today Bestselling Author Autumn Jones Lake… I was born and raised in a motorcycle club, but until I am called home, the guitar is my mistress, my band is my temporary family and fame is my drug of choice. I never expected Mallory. She provokes my protective instincts and anyone that tries to come between us will answer to my fists. Unfortunately, in Hollywood people are crawling over each other to tarnish girls like her.

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Hasty

by Julia Kent

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The fourth book in the Do-Over Series by New York Times Bestselling Author Julia Kent… I never thought I would be arrested on RICO charges and hauled away on camera for the world to see, just minutes after closing the best deal of my career. And all in front of my biggest rival, Ian McCrory Now I am broke, disgraced, and alone. But the worst part is I now have to go back to my hometown.

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Fumble

by Eva Haining

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The new sports romantic comedy by author Eva Haining… Faith Fairchild has a plan. Now, all she needs is a man. For four years running Hunter Vaughn was voted sexiest man alive. He is a football legend and is about to be entered in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. My job is to keep him happy no matter what. He has charm, class, money, and experience… It is everything I want in the man I’m going to convince to take my virginity.

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It’s Our Secret

by Willow Winters

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The brand new romantic suspense novel from USA Today Bestselling Author Willow Winters… It was just a little lie. That’s always how these stories start. He saw through every lie I ever told. I think in his heart he knew I was broken. He felt my pain like it was his own. That is what changed everything and the reason we fell apart. Sometimes it’s just a single moment that alters everything. Sometimes it’s a chain reaction of falling dominoes.

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The What If Guy

by Lauren Blakely

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The second book in The Guys Who Got Away Series by New York Times Bestselling Author Lauren Blakely… Do not bang your boss. It should be a very easy rule to follow. But I had no idea who he was when I met him. The first time we saw each other, our connection sounded like the stuff of romantic legends. The charming, clever, sexy-as-sin guy in the tailored suit was trying to buy the same Snoopy lunchbox (as a gift!)… but still, our eyes totally locked… and my lady parts tingled as we vied for the prize.

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New Cozy Mystery Books For Your Summer Reading List | 2020

New Cozy Mystery Books For Your Summer Reading List | 2020

Does your summer reading list need a little mystery? Don’t want all the gory details or violence? These exciting new cozy mystery books are just what you’ve been looking for. Don’t miss these latest releases from Judith Lucci, Colleen Mooney, Dahlia Donovan, Lee Strauss, Christy Barritt, Bailey Cates, and


Summer Snoops: Down Under

by Judith Lucci, Colleen Mooney, Anna Celeste Burke, and more

Release Date: July 28, 2020

This is a limited edition cozy mystery box set that includes 12 books from some of the biggest names in the genre! Spend hours sniffing out clues on sandy beaches with books from bestselling authors Judith Lucci, Colleen Mooney, Anna Celeste Burke, Dianne Harman, Sam Cheever, Amy Vansant, Fiona Quinn, Cindy Bell, J.A. Whiting, Kathi Daley, Summer Prescott, and Tonya Kappes.

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Poisoned Primrose

by Dahlia Donovan

Release Date: July 25, 2020

The first book in the Motts Cold Case Mystery Series by Dahlia Donovan… Pineapple “Motts” Mottley is autistic, asexual, and almost forty. Along with her cat and turtle, she flees London to a quaint cottage in Cornwall. She craves the peace and quiet of living in a small village. Finding a dead body buried in her garden was not quite what she had in mind though.

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Murder at Brighton Beach

by Lee Strauss

Release Date: July 28, 2020

The 13th book in A Ginger Gold Mystery Series by USA Today Bestselling Author Lee Strauss… Ginger, Basil, and their family have just checked in to their Brighton Beach Boutique Hotel on a warm day in June of 1926. But a shocking discovery upsets their holiday plans in the sun and surf. It turns out a murderer is amongst the holidayers. Is it the starlet, the Earl, or the disgruntled businessman?

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Banana Split Personalities

by Christy Barritt

Release Date: July 26, 2020

The fourth book in the Crime à la Mode Series by bestselling author Christy Barritt… It’s just strawberry sauce. That’s what Serena Lavinia has to keep telling herself when she finds something red splattered on the front of her ice cream truck. As much as she wants to believe that the liquid is from the banana splits she’s served, she can’t. Now the Lantern Beach police have confirmed that it is indeed blood and any good vibes Serana had melt away like ice cream on a hot day.

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Witches and Wedding Cake

by Balley Cates

Release Date: July 28, 2020

The ninth book in A Magical Bakery Mystery Series by New York Times Bestselling Author Bailey Cates… In less than a week, Katie will be marrying firefighter Declan McCarthy. Somehow, she is still finding time to run the Honeybee Bakery, where she infuses sweets and treats with spells and cheerful charms. But her hope of getting married without a hitch is short-lived when Declan’s family shows up early and his youngest sister finds her ex-husband dead in a hotel room.

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Katherine Hayton’s Bumper Cozy Mystery Collection

by Katherine Hayton

Release Date: July 19, 2020

Kittens, Bees, Hotels, Cafes, Murder, and Mystery… This brand new cozy mystery collection from bestselling author Katherine Hayton includes all volumes of Marjorie’s Cozy Kitten Cafe, Honeybee Cozy Mysteries, and Hotel Inspector Cozy Mysteries.

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VIOLENCE (Antihero Inferno #3) by LILY WHITE

5 intense and fantastic stars!

'I guess that's what happens when you hold a person so deep in our heart. You consume them and make them part of you. You share their pain. You experience their trauma. You choke on their truth because it's impossible to swallow.'

Lily White is a master manipulator, a temptress and creative storyteller. Each book consistently sends us in a tailspin of emotions time and again with her little morsels of information, uncovering just enough secrets in an appetizing yet torturous fashion. Oh, we do love it as we're torn between rushing to the end and savouring every wonderfully seductively mouth-watering word. Her visual prose had our imaginations going into overdrive - there were times we could visualise these men standing as a force - we felt them, all around us. Their strength, their power and their potency. We could see them, standing there looking gorgeous and menacing, all thanks to Lily White's words.

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VIOLENCE (Antihero Inferno #3) by LILY WHITE

Interview with Lauren Blakely, author of The What If Guy

What can you tell us about your new release, The What If Guy?

The What If Guy answers a question about the power of eye contact. If you run into someone at a restaurant, a store, on the street, and you have a moment, can it turn into something more? Of course, it also answers the question what happens if you accidentally bang your new boss!

What’s the last book you read?

The last book I read is Ignite by Kim Loraine. It’s a fantastic romance with a firefighting cowboy hero and a spitfire of a heroine who was working through some of her challenges in life on the way to love.

What’s rocking your world this month?

What’s rocking my world this month is the audiobook of Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall, narrated by Joe Jameson. His narration is fantastic, with just the right nuance and character differentiation and the story is an utter delight. I love every second of it!

What’s in your Netflix queue?

In my Netflix queue is Indian Matchmaking. My husband and I started bingeing it a couple of days ago, and we are absolutely loving the characters, the insight, and the storytelling.

What scene in The What If Guy was your favorite to write?

My favorite scenes in The What If Guy are the ones where Logan and Bryn strip away all the artifices of dating and talk honestly to each other about what they want for the future. As well as the scenes with the cats.

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Interview with Colleen Mooney, One of the Authors of Summer Snoops

What can you tell us about your new release, Summer Snoops?

There’s been a core group of several authors in this box set who started doing this for charities three years ago. We just kept going and selecting a new, anima charity that needed help.

The charities we select are always animal-related. As cozy mystery authors we have pets or animals in our stories and we all seem to have multiple rescues.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

For me, I moved around a lot when I worked for a large telecom company and realized that coming from New Orleans we did a lot of things here other places never heard of. It made me want to tell stories to let readers know our different customs here.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

1. Watership Down, Richard Adams
2. Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
3. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
4. Anything Shakespeare ever wrote, but Othello if I had to choose. I know it’s a play, but a great story!
5. Atonement by Ian McEwan

I do like to read anything that makes me laugh, although you wouldn’t know it from my list!

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask

I would hope God would come as a guest and answer the question, “Why did you make the mango and avocado seeds so big?”

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

My favorite thing would have to be when my characters surprise me with something they do.

What is a typical day like for you?

No two days are alike for me since I work at home. If there is anything typical it would have to be the constant interruptions from my husband (now retired), the dogs barking at anything and everything they hear and won’t stop until I go take a look, or my relatives who know I’m home and need me to do something for them (let out their dog, let in the repair person, etc). I send my retired husband on constant errands but I have to stop and make the grocery list, make the appointments, etc. I write between all of that.

What scene in Summer Snoops was your favorite to write?

My book is Politicians, Potholes & Pralines. My favorite scene is in the tunnel under the French Quarter. And yes, in New Orleans there are tunnels that were built in the 1960s.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

I want to be the person my dog thinks I am.

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Interview with Eva Haining, Author of Fumble

What can you tell us about your new release, Fumble?

I normally write contemporary romance, but at the beginning of this global pandemic I realized that I wanted to write something fun and lighthearted. The world a scary place right now for so many reasons, and as a reader I have always taken comfort in books. Writing Fumble was my way of channeling the fear and uncertainty I’ve been feeling into a really fun story with a smart but flawed leading lady, and it turns out I have a flare for comedy so I’m excited to write more in this genre.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

I was an English major in college and fell in love with classic romance stories like Jane Austen’s Persuasion, and Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights. I studied the rise of the novel and the linguistics that shape the written word. Writing came later at a time in my life when I was facing limitations due to my health, and writing gave me a place to retreat and lose myself in characters whose only limitations were my imagination. I fell in love with the art of creating worlds outside of my own. It wasn’t until I looked back over the years to things I’d written—poetry, songs, and the beginnings of so many stories—it dawned on me that this was always the path I was supposed to be on. I’ve never felt more myself than when I’m writing and Fumble marks my ninth full-length novel.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

The Time Traveler’s Wife has to be on the list. The continuity of this story is flawless and with such a complex time line, it’s a true piece of art.

Wuthering Heights is another must for me. If you could see the dog-eared copy I have on my bookshelf you’d understand. There are notes in the margins and Post-It notes on every other page. I used this book as a study for my thesis. Bronte paints a much darker romance than was normal in her era, but her use of imagery and patterns is really exciting. As a writer I know how much work can go into the smallest of details and I really appreciate this story on so many levels.

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah. I’ve added this book to my top five because I really couldn’t put it down. I don’t think I spoke to my husband for a day and a half while reading. It deals with some really tough issues, but I think she does a great job of empowering the female lead and keeping the reader engaged in the story throughout.

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. I discovered this author while looking for some YA books for my son. The cover of another one of her titles just grabbed me, The Coldest Girl In Cold Town. I started reading her back catalogue and fell in love with the worlds she creates. The Cruel Prince is the first in a three book series and the whole series is wonderful. This made the list because it really sparked a fascination with the folklore of the Fae for me. I think I’ve bought this book for four of my friends and loaned my copy to a few people as well. If you haven’t read it, go buy it… after you read FUMBLE of course!

The Screwtape Letters. There are so many books I could spend days discussing the reasons I loved reading them, but if I have to choose one for a final spot in the top five I think it has to be The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis. This book really left a mark when I read it almost twenty years ago. I was fascinated by the portrayal of a demon as the protagonist. It’s an elegant scrutiny of the human race and really makes you think about the concept of good and evil. It has definitely challenged me as a writer. The antagonist is the hero in his own story, and that’s a complex and exciting premise to explore as a writer. It’s what I’ve done with my paranormal series, The Cardinal Brotherhood.

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask

Stephen King. His book, On Writing, really opened my eyes to what it means to be a writer. To find discipline in the craft and build time to read into my day. It was amazing to me that I identified with everything he was saying about how it feels to write—a validation of the chaos of characters running around my mind on any given day.

What would I ask him? I’d want to pick is brain for days about so many things, but if I only had one question that I feel is pertinent to my life right now it would be—how did you push through in the early part of your career?

There are times when it’s tough to push through and keep writing if you feel that you can’t gain traction in a saturated market. It can be really disheartening, so I think I would ask him how he got through those difficult days when he wasn’t a bestseller, and how he pushed through the self-doubt that all writers feel at some point.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

The freedom it allows me. My only limitation is my own imagination. From finding the perfect word to convey an emotion, to the ebb and flow of sentences, I love every part of it. I abide by one rule—if it doesn’t spark a response in me when I’m writing it, then it’s not going to a hook the reader. Trust me, if I have you crying, laughing, or wanting to scream at your kindle, then you can bet I was doing the same thing while I was writing it. Sharing that experience with readers is such a rewarding and humbling feeling.

What is a typical day like for you?

Typical? Are any of us experiencing a typical day in 2020? We’re all just leveling up on Jumanji right now. Before COVID-19, I’d get the kids organized for school, drop them off, and then head to one of my favorite spots to write for the day with my laptop and Air Pods. Music is a huge part of my creative process, so you can generally find me in a quiet corner of the local Barnes & Noble with a coffee and my playlist, typing as fast as I can to keep up with my characters!

Right now is a different story altogether. The kids and I are finding a new routine, and we are lucky enough that I am able to work and home and be here with them. I have a beautiful home office, but every time I close the door to write, some sort of invisible beacon flares to my kids and they appear at my side with a million questions. The lockdown writing hack for me is sitting literally anywhere else in the house—the couch, my bedroom, the kitchen island. It has definitely been more of a challenge but I’m finding ways to be productive and deal with the anxiety that comes from a word pandemic.

What scene from Fumble was your favorite to write?

This is a tricky one. My leading lady in FUMBLE is Faith Fairchild. She’s smart and sassy and knows what she wants, but she’s also a huge klutz. I’m not going to lie… I have a lot of firsthand experience in this department. There are a few scenes in this book that happened to me when I started dating my husband. Thankfully he finds my quirks endearing. I’ve broken bones and ruptured ligaments just trying to walk in a straight line! The crazier the scene, the more likely it is based on true events. If I have to pick one, I’m going to say the drive-thru scene. This actually happened to me, and my husband and I had a fun time reminiscing about it while I was writing the scene.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

I do. A dear friend of mine who passed away a few years back started his own brand based on his motto during training as a Navy SEAL—Not Dead Can’t Quit. NDCQ for short. When I’m having a crisis of confidence or I feel like life is hard, I throw on my NDCQ shirt and slip their challenge coin in my pocket to remind myself to keep going. It’s gotten me through some really difficult times. Through love, loss, and too many health issues to count, I remember those four words and what they mean. If there’s a breath in your body and a beat in your heart, you’re still in the game so don’t give up. Keep fighting for what you want in life.

Eva Haining is the author of the new book Fumble.

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Interview with Dahlia Donovan, Author of Poisoned Primrose

What can you tell us about your new release, Poisoned Primrose?

Poisoned Primrose is book one in a cozy mystery series set in a small village in Cornwall. Pineapple ‘Motts’ Mottley is the main character. She’s autistic, asexual, and teetering on the edge of menopause. She also has a knack for stumbling upon dead bodies like the one buried in her garden.

It’s a playful romp of a mystery with cats, turtles, and loads of quirky characters.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

I’ve always wanted to be an author. I wrote my first story at nine. I’m not sure I can pinpoint a specific person who inspired me, but I’ve loved books and reading since I learned to read at three years old. I devoured books as a child. This might be a cop-out, but my answer to this is ever-changing. If you asked me at eighteen, I would’ve said the Anne of Green Gables series. In my thirties, Jane Austen’s novels would’ve filled every single spot on a top-five list.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

This might be a cop-out, but my answer to this is ever-changing. If you asked me at eighteen, I would’ve said the Anne of Green Gables series. In my thirties, Jane Austen’s novels would’ve filled every single spot on a top-five list.

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask

– Finding Joy by Adriana Herrera
– Knit One, Girl Two by Shira Glassman
– The entire Miss Fisher series by Kerry Greenwood (I read all of it during this quarantine.)
– Thicker than Water by Becca Seymour
– Can’t Escape Love by Alyssa Cole

An honorable mention to A Match Made for Thanksgiving by Jackie Lau and Louisa Master’s Joy Universe series.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

Alive or dead? I think I’d be far too socially awkward to successfully interview anyone. I would love to have had a chance to sit with Jane Austen and chat with her. Her mastery of wit and looking at the negative aspects of humanity with a glint of humor are brilliant.

What is a typical day like for you?

Boring. Wake up, walk the dog, write, play video games, sleep. My days tend to be quite routine and boring.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

The writing. Everything else can be a struggle for me in various ways, joys of being an autistic author. But the writing part, it’s where I feel free.

What scene from Poisoned Primrose was your favorite to write?

I loved every moment of writing Poisoned Primrose. Motts is a character I highly identify with so all of it was a joy. If I had to pick a favourite, it’s the climax of the book. The moment all of the threads come together. I had such fun with that.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

The closest thing to a philosophy I have is never giving up. And I always believe things will get better….eventually.

Dahlia Donovan is the author of the new book Poisoned Primrose.

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Fictional Muses and Healing Scars by D.M. Davis

By D.M. Davis

If you’re on social media, you’ve seen #MuseMonday, #ManCrushMonday, #WetWednesday, #ThurstyThursday—you get the idea—kind of posts on all platforms. Authors, in particular, are keen on sharing their muses for their characters. Most are real people that either in looks or personality spur our creative juices in forming the perfect male (and female) characters. And when I say perfect, I mean broken and devastatingly handsome, of course. There are no perfect people, and literary characters are far from perfect or they’d be too boring to read.

All my male muses have been real people, until now.

From the conception of my Until You Series, the oldest brother Fin’s muse has been another fictional character… one of my favorite male leads of all time—Hudson from Laurelin Paige’s Fixed Series. This is not to mean they are the same character or that I tried to make Fin into Hudson. In fact, I doubt any readers would really see Fin as Hudson. However, the Hudson I see in my head, the calm, mostly level-headed, powerful leader is who I see when I write Fin.

It’s weird, I know. But that’s the way it goes. I don’t control my characters—mostly. They show me who they are and what they need. I’m simply the vessel to get them on the page.

So, there you have it: Fin is my Hudson.

And if you want to know what makes Fin stand out from his brothers—from his family—he is the fixer. To the detriment of his own happiness, at times, Fin will go out of his way to make things right, fix what is broken, help who’s been hurt, protect who needs protecting. Until You books 1-3 gave a glimpse of Fin, but Until You Believe—book 4—is Fin’s story. You’ll get to know him in ways you didn’t before.

Fin will have a new challenge… someone to fix. Only not in the way he believes.

Like Fin, Margot played a role in Until You books 1-3 as the female lead’s good friend (I don’t say best friend, because… Well, you’ll have to read the books to find out why). Margot is bubbly, quirky, and always willing to help—a trait she and Fin share. In Until You Believe, you’ll get to know a different Margot, one who believes she’s broken and scarred—too damaged for the likes of Fin—for any man, really.

Fin is The Fixer.

Yet, Margot can’t be fixed.

What happens when they get together—when they realize The Fixer can’t fix, and The Broken is forever damaged?

Sometimes you just have to fake it UNTIL YOU BELIEVE.

Until You Believe is LIVE today!

Some scars are hard to forget. Some wounds, too deep to heal.

FIN:
Family means everything.
Slotted to become CEO of his family’s tech company, he lives, breathes, and sweats family.
But his commitments are crushing his hopes of starting his own family.
Margot lights up all those ignored desires and unspoken dreams.
She is what he wants—exactly what he needs.
It’s not a matter of want. It’s a matter of who he lets down.
Which ball will he drop if he decides he wants more from life than a job that is his life?

MARGOT:
Family means disappointment, broken hope, and reinforced insecurities.
It’s not a sanctuary to seek, but a tie to break.
Fin represents what family could mean. What it would be like to be loved despite her flaws.
Her goals are tested when she desires to have more with a man she shouldn’t want, yet can’t resist.
But she’s hiding a secret from the world—her bubbly personality, a mask she wears well.

When Fin decides to make Margot a priority, will she unburden her secret for a chance at love?

D.M. Davis’ Until You Believe is the fourth book in the Until You series and is a poignant, emotionally raw, friends to lovers, sexy, contemporary romance.

Until You Novels: Until You Set Me Free | Until You Are Mine | Until You Say I Do | Until You Believe

D.M. Davis writes steamy Contemporary and New Adult Romances of broken hearts and second chances, of dreamers looking for more than they have and daring to reach for it.

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Fictional Muses and Healing Scars by D.M. Davis

By D.M. Davis

If you’re on social media, you’ve seen #MuseMonday, #ManCrushMonday, #WetWednesday, #ThurstyThursday—you get the idea—kind of posts on all platforms. Authors, in particular, are keen on sharing their muses for their characters. Most are real people that either in looks or personality spur our creative juices in forming the perfect male (and female) characters. And when I say perfect, I mean broken and devastatingly handsome, of course. There are no perfect people, and literary characters are far from perfect or they’d be too boring to read.

All my male muses have been real people, until now.

From the conception of my Until You Series, the oldest brother Fin’s muse has been another fictional character… one of my favorite male leads of all time—Hudson from Laurelin Paige’s Fixed Series. This is not to mean they are the same character or that I tried to make Fin into Hudson. In fact, I doubt any readers would really see Fin as Hudson. However, the Hudson I see in my head, the calm, mostly level-headed, powerful leader is who I see when I write Fin.

It’s weird, I know. But that’s the way it goes. I don’t control my characters—mostly. They show me who they are and what they need. I’m simply the vessel to get them on the page.

So, there you have it: Fin is my Hudson.

And if you want to know what makes Fin stand out from his brothers—from his family—he is the fixer. To the detriment of his own happiness, at times, Fin will go out of his way to make things right, fix what is broken, help who’s been hurt, protect who needs protecting. Until You books 1-3 gave a glimpse of Fin, but Until You Believe—book 4—is Fin’s story. You’ll get to know him in ways you didn’t before.

Fin will have a new challenge… someone to fix. Only not in the way he believes.

Like Fin, Margot played a role in Until You books 1-3 as the female lead’s good friend (I don’t say best friend, because… Well, you’ll have to read the books to find out why). Margot is bubbly, quirky, and always willing to help—a trait she and Fin share. In Until You Believe, you’ll get to know a different Margot, one who believes she’s broken and scarred—too damaged for the likes of Fin—for any man, really.

Fin is The Fixer.

Yet, Margot can’t be fixed.

What happens when they get together—when they realize The Fixer can’t fix, and The Broken is forever damaged?

Sometimes you just have to fake it UNTIL YOU BELIEVE.

Until You Believe is LIVE today!

Some scars are hard to forget. Some wounds, too deep to heal.

FIN:
Family means everything.
Slotted to become CEO of his family’s tech company, he lives, breathes, and sweats family.
But his commitments are crushing his hopes of starting his own family.
Margot lights up all those ignored desires and unspoken dreams.
She is what he wants—exactly what he needs.
It’s not a matter of want. It’s a matter of who he lets down.
Which ball will he drop if he decides he wants more from life than a job that is his life?

MARGOT:
Family means disappointment, broken hope, and reinforced insecurities.
It’s not a sanctuary to seek, but a tie to break.
Fin represents what family could mean. What it would be like to be loved despite her flaws.
Her goals are tested when she desires to have more with a man she shouldn’t want, yet can’t resist.
But she’s hiding a secret from the world—her bubbly personality, a mask she wears well.

When Fin decides to make Margot a priority, will she unburden her secret for a chance at love?

D.M. Davis’ Until You Believe is the fourth book in the Until You series and is a poignant, emotionally raw, friends to lovers, sexy, contemporary romance.

Until You Novels: Until You Set Me Free | Until You Are Mine | Until You Say I Do | Until You Believe

D.M. Davis writes steamy Contemporary and New Adult Romances of broken hearts and second chances, of dreamers looking for more than they have and daring to reach for it.

Stalk her! She doesn’t mind.

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New Mystery and Thriller Books to Read | July 28

Hold on to the edge of your seat as we hunt for clues and solve the case with these exciting new mystery and thriller books for the week! There are so many bestselling authors with new novels for you to dive into this week including Dahlia Donovan, Judith Lucci, Catherine Coulter, JP Delaney, and many more. Enjoy your new mystery, thriller, and suspense novels. Happy reading!



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