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Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner

A showrunner and her assistant give the world something to talk about when they accidentally fuel a ridiculous rumor in this debut romance.

Hollywood powerhouse Jo is photographed making her assistant Emma laugh on the red carpet, and just like that, the tabloids declare them a couple. The so-called scandal couldn’t come at a worse time—threatening Emma’s promotion and Jo’s new movie.

As the gossip spreads, it starts to affect all areas of their lives. Paparazzi are following them outside the office, coworkers are treating them differently, and a “source” is feeding information to the media. But their only comment is “no comment”.

With the launch of Jo’s film project fast approaching, the two women begin to spend even more time together, getting along famously. Emma seems to have a sixth sense for knowing what Jo needs. And Jo, known for being aloof and outwardly cold, opens up to Emma in a way neither of them expects. They begin to realize the rumor might not be so off base after all…but is acting on the spark between them worth fanning the gossip flames?

Madame by Sara Cate

They think they know me, but they have no idea.

As a professional Domme, I see men and women come and go. But no one ever sticks around, and I like it that way.

I have a secret to protect—at all costs.

So when the cocky, handsome, and submissive Clay Bradley weasels his way into my heart, I do the one thing I’ve always excelled at. I push him away—forever.

And like a good boy, he listens.

But a few months later, during a chance encounter, he shows up again, but this time he isn’t alone.

He has the stunning Jade on his arm.

And she has a request of her own. She wants me to teach her.

I should say no.

Training a woman who makes my knees weak is bad enough. But this particular woman is dating the man who still has my heart. It’s a recipe for disaster.

Made worse by one simple thing: they know my secret.

And they won’t let go.

But how can I protect what’s mine if I’m holding onto them too?

Jade and Clay are the only ones who truly see me and the only ones who know…

I’m so much more than Madame.

God of Fury by Rina Kent


From USA Today bestselling author Rina Kent comes a new STANDALONE MM college romance.

I’m not attracted to men.
Or so I thought before I slammed into Nikolai Sokolov.
A mafia heir, a notorious bastard, and a violent monster.
An ill-fated meeting puts me in his path.
And just like that, he has his sights set on me.
A quiet artist, a golden boy, and his enemy’s twin brother.
He doesn’t seem to care that the odds are stacked against us.
In fact, he sets out to break my steel-like control and blur my limits.
I thought my biggest worry was being noticed by Nikolai.
I’m learning the hard way that being wanted by this beautiful nightmare is much worse.

This book can be read on its own, but for a better understanding of the world, you might want to start with God of Malice.

Violet Moon by Mel E. Lemon

A slice of life sapphic friends to lovers slow burn with werewolves and a bakery

Seraphine’s days are filled with fresh coffee, fruit tarts, and doing her best to be the Beta her pack needs. But when Sera discovers she has feelings for Parisa, her best friend and pack Alpha, she decides to bury those feelings for the sake of the pack. (After all, what’s a little secret pining between friends?) Strong feelings can’t stay buried forever, though, and when they cause her to act rashly, Sera risks losing everything, but could gain so much more.

His Lethal Desire by Leighton Greene

There’s nothing more lethal than a hitman in love.

Johnny “Jack” Jacopo was once the Castellani Family’s top hitman, but one terrible mistake saw him kicked back down the ladder. So when the Boss orders him to look into the disappearance of a Hollywood starlet, Jack sees an opportunity to rise back up the Family ranks.

His first move is to question the missing actress’s twin brother. Miller Beaumont is charming, gorgeous, flirty…and he’s the same guy who was hitting on Jack in a bar the night before.

Jack tries to keep things strictly business, but Miller has access to inside information that Jack needs to solve the case. And it’s just too tempting when Miller proposes that they team up to find his sister.

As their search leads them into danger, Jack finds he has more to lose than he ever expected. Someone is coming after Miller, and Jack finds himself torn between duty to his Family and his own foolish heart.

Because despite himself, Jack is making one more mistake, the biggest of them all, the one dumb thing he swore he’d never do.

He’s falling in love.

Ignite by Abigail Glenn

A full-length, enemies-to-lovers, emotional MM romance novel. This book does touch on dark, heavy themes, so please check trigger warnings.


Bloodied and broken, I clawed my way out of hell at twelve years old. Left a corpse behind and took with me only trauma. I’m twenty-three now, and it’s no surprise I’m haunting the streets on the wrong side of the river, stealing to survive and provide for the one person who has ever cared for me. Only, my seamless thefts have started drawing the wrong kind of attention. Threatened into the dangerous task of breaking into Sinro Enterprises, a multi-billion-dollar private military company, I soon find myself at the mercy of their ruthless, beautiful CEO, Cain Vincent.

To say I’m attracted to the man is an understatement. He is the definition of lethal. And when he discloses the truth about the hard drive I was supposed to steal, I’m desperate for him to take me under wing. I want him. I want to be strong like him. I want to put an end to the criminals that threatened me and spread so much evil throughout this city. But diving into mercenary work tends to summon demons. And unfortunately, my demons won’t be laid to rest with just bullets.


He makes me lose all control. Ex-Special Forces and current CEO of Sinro Enterprises, I sacrifice my personal life and health to lead mercenary teams dedicated to wiping out high-profile criminals. My working hours are endless. My schedule is rigid. I leave no room for normal things like relationships. Until a pretty little thief breaks into my high-rise and shatters what I’d come to believe was peace. I find myself hesitating to pull the trigger for the first time. Ezra honestly thinks he can win me over. Manipulate my emotions. And yeah, I’ll admit I’ve never been so captivated by another person. But I’ve been burned before. I won’t tolerate betrayal. If this kid so much as blinks those long eyelashes wrong, I won’t hesitate to kill him.

Drag Me Down by Abigail Glenn

A full-length, mature MM (male/male) rockstar romance with dark themes.


He can’t keep his eyes or his hands to himself. Metal god, the fans call him. At the pinnacle of his career. It’s obvious he wants more than a musical collaboration. He wants something I can never give him. A heart that is whole. Falling for Hail would prove detrimental. It would mean no more running from the pain I’ve worked so hard to numb. Though, his southern charm and whiskey eyes are becoming so hard to resist…


I’ve never met anyone like him, a dark-haired angel with the sultry voice of the devil. He wore a mask to hide from the world, his past performances becoming something near legendary. Until he vanished from the music industry. I ache to uncover his secrets and piece him back together. But loving Z after tragedy stole him away isn’t easy. When I’m at my best, his darkness threatens to drag me down. It seeks to shatter my heart in a mirror image of his own. And if the world ever discovered who he really is, they would steal those few remaining pieces of him left, taking me along with them.

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

* Instant NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestseller *


What happens when America’s First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales?

When his mother became President, Alex Claremont-Diaz was promptly cast as the American equivalent of a young royal. Handsome, charismatic, genius—his image is pure millennial-marketing gold for the White House. There’s only one problem: Alex has a beef with the actual prince, Henry, across the pond. And when the tabloids get hold of a photo involving an Alex-Henry altercation, U.S./British relations take a turn for the worse.

Heads of family, state, and other handlers devise a plan for damage control: staging a truce between the two rivals. What at first begins as a fake, Instragramable friendship grows deeper, and more dangerous, than either Alex or Henry could have imagined. Soon Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret romance with a surprisingly unstuffy Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations and begs the question: Can love save the world after all? Where do we find the courage, and the power, to be the people we are meant to be? And how can we learn to let our true colors shine through? Casey McQuiston’s Red, White & Royal Blue proves: true love isn’t always diplomatic.

One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston


From the New York Times bestselling author of Red, White & Royal Blue comes a new romantic comedy that will stop readers in their tracks…

For cynical twenty-three-year-old August, moving to New York City is supposed to prove her right: that things like magic and cinematic love stories don’t exist, and the only smart way to go through life is alone. She can’t imagine how waiting tables at a 24-hour pancake diner and moving in with too many weird roommates could possibly change that. And there’s certainly no chance of her subway commute being anything more than a daily trudge through boredom and electrical failures.

But then, there’s this gorgeous girl on the train.

Jane. Dazzling, charming, mysterious, impossible Jane. Jane with her rough edges and swoopy hair and soft smile, showing up in a leather jacket to save August’s day when she needed it most. August’s subway crush becomes the best part of her day, but pretty soon, she discovers there’s one big problem: Jane doesn’t just look like an old school punk rocker. She’s literally displaced in time from the 1970s, and August is going to have to use everything she tried to leave in her own past to help her. Maybe it’s time to start believing in some things, after all.

Casey McQuiston’s One Last Stop is a magical, sexy, big-hearted romance where the impossible becomes possible as August does everything in her power to save the girl lost in time.

Free Fall by Kathryn Nolan

FREE FALL is a steamy, standalone M/M bodyguard romance filled with flirty banter, forced proximity, action-packed suspense, small-town secrets, and all the queer joy.

Fifteen years as a protection agent and I’ve never—not once—been tempted to break the rules. My reputation and professionalism are the reasons I’m about to secure the promotion of a lifetime. So the last person I need anywhere near me is Luke Beaumont, the very definition of temptation.

The man I’ve just been ordered to protect at any cost.

Luke is everything that I’m not. Charming and wealthy, messy and reckless. And he’s made it his mission to make my job impossible. While my irritatingly impulsive client would rather ignore the dangers of old family secrets and new forbidden attractions, I know better.

If this job’s taught me anything, it’s that emotions are a complication, and complications lead to distraction. Though nothing can prepare me for the onslaught of emotion when Luke is kidnapped. I’m hit with the glaring truthI’ll risk it all to save him.

Even if that means losing everything.