August 2, 2017

The Reader’s Corner: August 2017

In The Reader’s Corner, I highlight the month’s most exciting releases.

With this month being Read-A-Romance Month, you know I’m only reading romance novels; which isn’t that much different, unlike previous months. Ha!

Here are the books I’m reading this month, along with the publisher’s descriptions. (Click the image to purchase.)

Secret Miami Nights (Millionaire Moguls)  by Pamela Yaye – August 1, 2017 

His passion is like no other 

Everything has come easily to Ashton Rollins, the handsome, überwealthy heir to an aeronautics empire and president of the Millionaire Moguls. The only thing his riches can’t do: help Ashton put a tragic accident behind him. Petite, sexy Haley Adams is the first woman to truly intrigue him since he lost his fiancée. Until a secret about that long-ago night resurfaces and threatens his picture-perfect world…

Haley’s charity work is worlds away from Ashton’s palatial home and jet-setting lifestyle. He’s introducing her to fabulous vacations, exquisite cuisine—and a simmering seduction that leaves her craving more. As power struggles within the Moguls collide with family revelations, Ashton realizes that Haley’s the one thing he can’t bear to lose. But is she willing to stake everything on the enigmatic man behind the fantasy?

 

The Pleasure of His Company (Miami Strong) by Lindsay Evans – August 1, 2017 

A taste of paradise  

For two weeks each year, Kingsley Diallo puts aside his responsibilities as CEO of a multibillion-dollar company and heads to Aruba. It’s his chance to surf, unwind and enjoy the anonymity of just blending into a crowd. Then one day he sees Adah Palmer-Mitchell on the edge of the beach and wants to make a meaningful connection with her. Instinct tells him she’s keeping a secret, but the stunning island setting and Adah’s sensual beauty are an irresistible combination…

Disillusioned by romance, Adah agreed to an engagement to bolster her parents’ business interests. Suddenly that love-free arrangement is a sacrifice she’s not sure she can make. Handsome, charismatic and confident, Kingsley awakens her dormant desires, tantalizing her with the possibility of a passionate future. As their dangerous game of attraction escalates, can she choose between family loyalty…and the call of her heart?

Surrender to Me (The Lawsons of Louisiana) by Donna Hill – August 1, 2017 

No woman has ever caught him…until now  

Rafe Lawson is driven by two things: his music and living a life away from the influence of his powerful senator father. The woman he meets at a high-profile family celebration won’t change his playboy ways. Still, Rafe is intrigued by the stunning Secret Service agent who never mixes business and pleasure. He has no choice but to jet to DC and use his legendary Lawson power of seduction to win over Avery Richards.

The first female in her family to rise up the ranks of high-level government security, Avery is comfortable flying halfway across the world at a moment’s notice. But her desire for the sax-playing heir to a political dynasty creates more tension than being on presidential detail. Their fathers are enemies who share a long, bitter history. When Avery falls for Rafe, her loyalty to her family is tested and Rafe’s contentious feud with his father could cost them everything. They must now decide what’s most important—the life they’ve always lived or the one they can possibly make together.

In the Market for Love (Kimani Romance)  by Joy Avery 

Every passion has its price 

The devastatingly attractive stranger who walks into Tender Hearts Memorial Hospital instantly raises red flags for Vivian Moore. The ER nurse’s worst fears are confirmed when she discovers who he is: the real estate developer rumored to be snatching up many of the properties in her old neighborhood. And Vivian is sure his passionate pursuit is just a front for the prize Alonso Wright is really after—her beloved childhood home.

Alonso is committed to building a community-events center that will be a lasting monument to his grandfather’s memory. The only thing keeping him from fulfilling his dream is the compassionate, guarded beauty who refuses to negotiate. If he fails, Alonso stands to lose a significant investment. But once he gives in to his desire for Vivian, he could lose something far more precious. As a hurricane batters the North Carolina coast, an unscrupulous business associate threatens to derail Alonso’s future, which now means nothing without Vivian to share it with him…

Wisdom In Your Words: Change your words, change your life. by Nona Harrison-Stewart – August 21, 2017 

For many of us seeking growth and transformation in our lives, the primary boundary to seeing those things actualized in our lives is the way we speak to ourselves. The words that we use are often rooted in a place void of love, compassion, and forgiveness of Self. By reframing the language of the negative threads we run in our minds with the words we use, our dreams, hopes, and ambitions can begin to manifest before our very eyes.

By mastering self-critique via replacing language, your healing can begin and you can get to your soul’s assignment: Mastery of life and conquering challenges with love at the root of all actions toward Self and others.

 

The Beauty of Us: A Fusion Novel by Kristen Proby – August 22, 2017 

New York Times bestselling author Kristen Proby delivers another sizzling novel in her delectable and sexy Fusion series.

Riley Gibson is over the moon at the prospect of having her restaurant, Seduction, on the Best Bites TV network. This could be the big break she’s been waiting for. But the idea of having an in-house show on a regular basis is a whole other matter. Their lives would be turned upside down, and convincing Mia, her best friend and head chef of Seduction, that having cameras in her kitchen every day is a good idea is daunting. Still, Riley knows it’s an opportunity she can’t afford to pass on. And when she meets Trevor Cooper, the show’s executive producer, she’s stunned by their intense chemistry.

Trevor’s sole intention is to persuade Riley to allow Best Bites TV to do a show on her restaurant. But when he walks into Riley’s office, he stops dead in his tracks. The professional, aloof woman on the phone is incredibly beautiful and funny. But can he convince her that he’s interested in Riley for himself? Or is he using the undeniable pull between them to persuade her to agree to his offer?

 

What are you reading this month?

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Natalya Muncuff

Natalya Muncuff

Natalya is an Account Manager by day and writer by night. When she is not adding to her enormous book collection or stationery supply, she is somehow keeping track of 55 television shows. You can follow her rantings and occasional sparks of brilliance on Twitter @NatalyaMuncuff.
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  • Lynn Turner

    Love!!! I’ve been obsessed with Penny Reid lately. (I’m late to the party, I’m told.) I discovered her Winston Brothers series, my favorite of which is “Grin and Beard It,” featuring a plus sized Latina as the heroine! Ms. Reid is a romantic comedy genius, and the latest and last in the series, “Beard in Mind” released yesterday. I am allll over it. 😉 Looking forward to seeing what else you’re reading, love! And reading those author interviews. XOXOXO