That’s how Chris Talberman feels when his family moves to an isolated New England coastal town and leaves him alone to care for his severely autistic sister, Cece.
Chris knows how the dolphins stranded in the cove near his home must feel—he understands their struggle better than he can express. But the tragic event has a silver lining. It’s there, while chasing his sister, that Chris meets Noah, a boy his age who is as kind and handsome as he is fascinating. Not only has Chris found the friend he needed, but the possibility for love—
Until Chris’s mother abandons the family and Noah reveals his own hidden pain. Now Chris must care for the person he thought would care for him.
Then some of Robby’s Aunt Ivy’s jewelry turns up missing, and Robby and Andy must investigate to discover who’s to blame.
Kyle Stilleno is the invisible student, toiling through high school in the middle of Nowhere, Texas. Brad Greymark is the baseball star of Foster High. When they bond over their mutual damage during a night of history tutoring, Kyle thinks maybe his life has changed for good. But the promise of fairy-tale love is a lie when you’re gay and falling for the most popular boy in school. A coming of age story in the same vein of John Hughes, Tales from Foster High shows an unflinching vision of the ups and downs of teenage love and what it is like to grow up gay.
International Bestselling Author Ava Miles’ new family series, The Merriams, is back with a good guy trying to get his bad boy on, a good girl starting a risky perfume venture, and everyone’s favorite matchmakers.
Beau Masters wants to be a bad boy.
All his life, he’s been careful to be the good guy country singer, the boy-next-door, who opens doors for ladies and says “aw, shucks, ma’am.” But a decades-old secret blows the hinges off the door to his life. Everything he thought he knew has scattered to the wind, leaving him questioning who he really is.
So when Caitlyn Merriam asks him to be the celebrity spokesperson for the new perfume she’s creating in far-off Provence, he swaps out his white cowboy hat for a black one and packs his bags to get away from the past.
Caitlyn didn’t expect the gorgeous rockstar to join her in her quaint farmhouse in the French countryside. She figures it will only worsen her crush on him. But as Beau tries to get his bad boy on (rather unsuccessfully, in her opinion), she knows something is wrong and calls in back-up. Uncle Arthur and Aunt Clara might be bent on matchmaking these days, but they know how to straighten someone out, and Caitlyn needs all the help she can get to keep her spokesperson on track.
But soon it’s not just about business, and they’re holding hands and walking the lavender fields together. Until Beau’s secret threatens to bring down her new venture and the love blossoming between them.
"Ava's story is witty and charming." Barbara Freethy #1 New York Times Bestselling Author on Nora Roberts Land
"On par with Nicholas Sparks' love stories." Jennifer's Corner Blog
“The constant love, and the tasteful sexual interludes, bring a sensual, dynamic tension to this appealing story.” Publisher’s Weekly
"I am adding Ava Miles to my list of always reads like Susan Mallery, Jill Shalvis, Kristen Ashley, and NORA ROBERTS." Marjay's Reading Blog
"Miles' story savvy, sense of humor, respect for her readers and empathy for her characters shine through..." USA Today on The Gate to Everything
Jax and Haley’s addictive rockstar-meets-nerd romance trilogy has sold more than 100,000 copies - and it’s in ONE PLACE for the first time! Books 1 and 2 contain cliffhangers that build to book 3’s in an explosive, unmissable HEA! Immerse yourself in hours of smoldering tension and enthralling romance that promise to leave you “dazed and a little crazed.”
GOOD GIRL (Wicked #1):
I wanted to fall for a man. Instead, I fell for a legend...
The month I wrote my first piece of code, Jax Jamieson launched his third platinum album.
The week I drank my first beer, he spent in jail.
The day I got under his skin, I wound up on his tour.
And the night he gave me his hoodie… I fell in love forever.
BAD GIRL (Wicked #2):
Rockstars don't chase college students.
But Jax Jamieson’s never followed the rules.
I thought I knew Jax's secrets. I was wrong.
When the fans go home and the lights fade to black, it's just me and him and the people we left behind.
I want to escape, until I realize...
We can do a lot in the dark.
WICKED GIRL (Wicked #3):
He was a legend, until he walked away.
I was nobody, until I was dragged into the light.
I was never supposed to be part of Wicked, but it was always part of me.
Now it's my turn to do something that matters.
Even if the man I love hates me for it.
Jax and Haley’s all-consuming, smoldering, emotional, slow burn love story “takes rock star romance to a whole new level.” Binge read the complete WICKED trilogy now!
What romance readers are saying about WICKED:
“Holy crap. Piper Lawson takes the rock star trope to a whole new level.” -Dawn
“One word to describe this series: HOOKED.” -Danielle, Short and Sassy
“Hot damn, this series is amazing. Funny, sweet, raw, emotional and freaking hot!” -Debbie
“So sweet and completely real.” -Tamanna
“I’m an emotional wreck.” -Pam
“Oh my goodness this was brilliant.” -Anna
“An all consuming love story that is sure to leave you a little dazed and crazed.” -Catherine
“A sweet, slow burn story.” -Peggy
“Good Girl is all repressed sexual tension and “what could be's” but Bad Girl was smoldering and explosive… I am like a crazed fan waiting in line all night.” -Catherine
“If you love rock star romances...reading this series is a must!!” -KaraLee
“There aren't enough words to describe this series, I could try with: amazing, romantic, emotional, enthralling. All I know is that I couldn't stop reading.” -Helen
“This is binge reading at its finest.” -Always Write
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Man-Shik “Manny” Park, grandson of strict Korean immigrants, is trying to protect his friend Jim Frankel from bullies who don’t think Jim should be allowed to live in Ludington, Michigan, let alone have any friends. Manny is determined to stand by Jim, even if Jim isn’t willing to defend himself.
But Jim’s problems aren’t the only ones facing Manny. Against his parents’ wishes, Manny yearns to be an artist. He’s also more attracted to guys than girls, and he’s asexual. Only Jim knows these secrets, and Manny knows a few of Jim’s too.
Bonded by their shared confidences, Manny supports Jim after he’s accused of sending explicit Facebook messages to middle school girls, including Manny’s sister. While Manny sets out to prove Jim’s innocence, things go from bad to worse. Soon after the incident, Manny and Jim receive intimidating messages, and Jim is put in danger. To help his friend, Manny risks everything to try to learn who’s behind the threats and why they want to destroy Jim’s life.
Cal’s injury does have one upside: it brings him closer to Bill, who offers to help him out while he’s recovering. But whenever they start to get too close, Bill clams up or disappears. To add to Cal’s frustration, living with a full-leg cast proves to be a miserable experience.
When Bill finally begins to open up to Cal, the strange dreams become more vivid—dreams, Cal learns, that they share. Can the boys decipher what their subconscious minds are trying to tell them, or is history doomed to repeat itself?
Things go even further downhill when Mira begins dating Talia Acevedo and Rob becomes convinced Talia is driving a wedge between them. Mira knows Rob needs her, but his jealousy and irrational fears are becoming harder to balance with her relationship with her girlfriend. Add to that escalating harassment from bullies, and Rob is being driven closer and closer to an edge Mira worries she can’t pull him back from.
But she has no idea how serious the situation is until, during one of their midnight chats, Rob reveals he has a solution—a desperate final measure to put an end to the bullying... permanently. This time, trying to help her friend and save the school could cost Mira her life.
Kyle Manning is a tall, strong, openly gay sixteen-year-old who makes decent grades and plays on his school's basketball team. He’s a good kid who cares deeply about his family and friends. But his life has become a mess. His mom, Lela, has finally had enough of her husband Joe’s serial cheating. Kyle’s parents are headed for divorce, and the collapse of their marriage torments him.
Divorcing parents is bad enough, but Kyle also has to deal with new people in his parents’ lives. He likes Stephanie, his father's girlfriend, but he finds himself increasingly attracted to his mother's handsome boyfriend, Reece. As Kyle struggles with his fear and frustration, he grows angrier and more erratic.
Then he meets Dwight Varley, a buff, attractive athlete from another school who takes an instant liking to him. Having Dwight around doesn’t solve all Kyle’s problems, but it does make life more bearable. As their relationship develops, Dwight becomes a bright oasis in Kyle's harried life. But Dwight's life is more complicated than Kyle ever imagined, and just when things start to get better, Kyle discovers the truth about Dwight—and about his father.
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Honorable Mention: One Perfect Score
On the run in Denver with enough money from his mother to get him to safety, Kellan meets Shad, a similarly gifted individual, who offers to help keep him under his stepfather’s radar. As the two travel, Kellan learns of a group in Boston that may offer him a safe place and the opportunity to gain greater control of his abilities.
Only one problem: his stepfather has tracked him down and is out for revenge. And not everyone in the Boston group is happy to have Kellan there. Kellan isn’t going to be safe for long.