One of Us Is Dead by Jeneva Rose

One of Us Is Dead by Jeneva Rose

Meet the women of Buckhead—a place of expensive cars, huge houses, and competitive friendships. Shannon was once the queen bee of Buckhead. But she’s been unceremoniously dumped by Bryce, her politician husband. When Bryce replaces her with a much younger woman, Shannon sets out to take revenge. Crystal has stepped into Shannon’s old shoes. A young, innocent Texan girl, she simply has no idea what she’s up against. Olivia has waited years to take Shannon’s crown as the unofficial queen of Buckhead. Finally, her moment has come. But to take her rightful place, she will need to use every backstab… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Human & sex trafficking
  • Slut-shaming
  • Queermisia
  • Infidelity
  • Abusive relationship recounted
  • Murder
  • Gun violence
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Party Favors by Erin McLellan

Party Favors by Erin McLellan

Amanda Ellis knows three things: she’s tired of doing what’s expected of her, she hates her job at her family’s business, and the last thing she wants to do is attend her parents’ boring New Year’s Eve ball with a date her mother picked. A few days of fun with her online best friend is exactly what she needs to ring in the New Year on her own terms. Wren Rebello is impulsive and always ready for fun. A last-minute girls’ getaway sounds like the perfect way to spend New Year’s. But even Wren isn’t prepared for the spark of attraction she feels when she meets Amanda in person for the first time. Good thing Wren loves popping Amanda’s cork… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Sexual harassment, on-page
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Abusive relationship recounted
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Priest by Sierra Simone

Priest by Sierra Simone

There are many rules a priest can’t break. A priest cannot marry. A priest cannot abandon his flock. A priest cannot forsake his God. I’ve always been good at following rules. Until she came. Then I learned new rules. My name is Tyler Anselm Bell. I’m twenty-nine years old. Six months ago, I broke my vow of celibacy on the altar of my own church, and God help me, I would do it again. I am a priest and this is my confession.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Slut-shaming
  • Sexual assault mentioned
  • Revenge porn
  • Emotionally abusive relationship recounted
  • Suicide discussed
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Stalking
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Beard Science by Penny Reid

Beard Science by Penny Reid

Jennifer Sylvester wants one thing, and that one thing is NOT to be Tennessee’s reigning Banana Cake Queen. Ever the perpetual good girl and obedient daughter, Jennifer is buckling under the weight of her social media celebrity, her mother’s ambitions, and her father’s puritanical mandates. Jennifer is officially desperate. And desperate times call for Cletus Winston. Cletus Winston is a puzzle wrapped in a mystery covered in conundrum sauce, and now he’s in a pickle. Despite being convinced of his own omniscience, extortion by the exalted Banana Cake Que… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Cheating
  • Emotionally abusive relationship
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Rafe by Rebekah Weatherspoon 

Rafe by Rebekah Weatherspoon

All Dr. Sloan Copeland needed was someone to watch her kids. What she found was the man of her dreams… After a nasty divorce and a thousand-mile move, Dr. Sloan Copeland and her twin daughters are finally getting the hang of their new life in Los Angeles. When their live-in nanny bails with no warning, Sloan is left scrambling to find a competent caretaker to wrangle her smart, sensitive girls. Nothing less will do. Enter Rafe Whitcomb. He’s all of those things, not to mention good-natured and one heck of a whiz in the kitchen. He’s also tall, handsome, bearded, ripped, and tatted, wrist to neck. It doesn’t take long for the… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Racism mentioned
  • Cheating mentioned
  • Emotionally abusive relationship recounted
  • Boss-employee relationship
  • Death of a parent from cancer mentioned
  • Physical assault
  • Incarceration recounted
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When Fox is a Thousand by Larissa Lai

When Fox is a Thousand by Larissa Lai

When Fox is a Thousand is a lyrical, magical novel, rich with poetry and folklore and elements of the fairytale. Larissa Lai interweaves three narrative voices and their attendant cultures: an elusive fox growing toward wisdom and her 1000 birthday, the ninth-century Taoist poet/nun Yu Hsuan-Chi (a real person executed in China for murder), and the oddly named Artemis, a young Asian-American woman living in contemporary Vancouver.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Racism
  • Rape
  • Incest
  • Parental abuse
  • Abusive relationships
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Giving Chase by Lauren Dane

Giving Chase by Lauren Dane

When landscaper Kyle Chase takes notice of Maggie Wright, all of Petal, Georgia, wonders what the quiet schoolteacher is hiding underneath her tight bun and boring blouses. Even Maggie doesn’t quite get it, but after a failed relationship and a disastrous attempt to get back out there, she’s no match against the famous Chase charm, and Kyle has it in spades. Kyle wants Maggie in his life—and in his bed—and he doesn’t mind getting down and dirty to prove it. For years he’s avoided the kind of trouble that comes with “good girls” like her, but Maggie’s the best trouble he’s ever been in. He craves more of it. And more of her…. Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Abusive relationship recounted
  • Attempted rape
  • Physical assault
  • Stalking

The Holdout by Graham Moore

The Holdout by Graham Moore

It’s the most sensational case of the decade. Fifteen-year-old Jessica Silver, heiress to a billion-dollar real estate fortune, vanishes on her way home from school. Her teacher Bobby Nock is the prime suspect after illicit text messages are discovered between them–and Jessica’s blood is found in his car. The subsequent trial taps straight into America’s most pressing preoccupations: race, class, sex, law enforcement, and the lurid sins of the rich and famous. It’s an open and shut case for the prosecution, and a quick conviction seems all but guaranteed. Until Maya Seale, a young woman on the jury, convinced of Nock’s… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Rape
  • Child abuse
  • Intimate partner abuse
  • Murder
  • Kidnapping
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Satisfaction Guaranteed by Karelia Stetz-Waters

Satisfaction Guaranteed by Karelia Stetz-Waters

When it comes to her career, Cade Elgin has it all figured out. Only “professional talk” has become her default mode, relationships are nonexistent, and don’t even mention the word “orgasm.” All work and no play makes Cade a dull human. But when she inherits a sex toy store, Cade is caught between business and a store filled with every imaginable kind of pleasure—including her infuriatingly irresponsible and deliciously sexy new co-owner. Selena Mathis learned the hard way that she can have too much of a good thing. Which is precisely why she’s taken an oath of celibacy and is focusing on how to make Satisfaction Guaranteed a… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Parental abandonment & neglect
  • Emotionally abusive relationship recounted
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Recreational drug use
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of an aunt from cancer
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All Eyes on Her by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

All Eyes on Her by L.E. Flynn

You heard the story on the news. A girl and a boy went into the woods. The girl carried a picnic basket. The boy wore bright yellow running shoes. The girl found her way out, but the boy never did… Everyone thinks they know what happened. Some say Tabby pushed him off that cliff— she didn’t even like hiking. She was jealous. She had more than her share of demons. Others think he fell accidentally—she loved Mark. She would never hurt him…even if he hurt her. But what’s the real story?

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Slut shaming
  • Adult-minor relationship
  • Cheating discussed
  • Abusive relationship
  • Abortion mentioned
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a boyfriend & best friend (theme)
  • Death from a fall
  • Drowning
  • Bullying
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