The Perfect Crimes of Marian Hayes by Cat Sebastian

The Perfect Crimes of Marian Hayes by Cat Sebastian

Marian Hayes, the Duchess of Clare, just shot her husband. Of course, the evil, murderous man deserved what was coming to him, but now she must flee to the countryside. Unfortunately, the only person she can ask for help is the charismatic criminal who is blackmailing her–and who she may have left tied up a few hours before. A highwayman, con artist, and all-around cheerful villain, Rob Brooks is no stranger to the wrong side of the law or the right side of anybody’s bed. He never meant to fall for the woman… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Sexual assault
  • Parental abandonment
  • Domestic abuse recounted
  • Parent with Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Postpartum depression
  • Traumatic pregnancy & childbirth
  • Blood depiction
  • Death of a spouse
  • Murder, off-page
  • Gun violence
  • Incarceration recounted
  • Blackmail
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When in Rome by Sarah Adams

When in Rome by Sarah Adams

Amelia Rose, known as Rae Rose to her adoring fans, is burned-out from years of maintaining her “princess of pop” image. Inspired by her favourite Audrey Hepburn film, Roman Holiday, she drives off in the middle of the night for a break in Rome . . . Rome, Kentucky, that is. When Noah Walker finds Amelia on his front lawn in her broken-down car, he makes it clear he doesn’t have the time or patience for celebrity problems. He’s too busy running the pie shop his grandmother left him and reminding his nosy but lovable neighbours to mind their own damn business. Despite his better… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Relative with Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Death of a parent
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The Book Charmer by Karen Hawkins

The Book Charmer by Karen Hawkins

Sarah Dove is no ordinary bookworm. To her, books have always been more than just objects: they live, they breathe, and sometimes they even speak. When Sarah grows up to become the librarian in her quaint Southern town of Dove Pond, her gift helps place every book in the hands of the perfect reader. Recently, however, the books have been whispering about something out of the ordinary: the arrival of a displaced city girl named Grace Wheeler. If the books are right, Grace could be the saviour that Dove Pond desperately… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Dementia
  • Animal death mentioned
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Rule of Threes by Marcy Campbell 

Rule of Threes by Marcy Campbell

How do you share a parent with a stranger? Maggie’s accustomed to leading her life perfectly according to her own well-designed plans. But when Maggie learns that she has a half-brother her own age who needs a place to stay, any semblance of a plan is shattered. Tony’s mom struggles with an addiction to opioids, and now she’s called upon Maggie’s dad—who’s also Tony’s dad—to take him in… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Grandparent with Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Parent with opioid addiction
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The Younger Wife by Sally Hepworth 

The Younger Wife by Sally Hepworth

A heart surgeon at the top of his field, Stephen Aston is getting married again. But first he must divorce his current wife, even though she can no longer speak for herself.

Tully and Rachel Aston look upon their father’s fiancée, Heather, as nothing but an interloper. Heather is younger than both of them. Clearly, she’s after their father’s money… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Sexual assault
  • Domestic violence
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Death of a parent in a car accident mentioned
  • Murder
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Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky

Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky

Christopher is seven years old. Christopher is the new kid in town. Christopher has an imaginary friend. We can swallow our fear or let our fear swallow us.

Single mother Kate Reese is on the run. Determined to improve life for her and her son, Christopher, she flees an abusive relationship in the middle of the night with her child. Together, they find themselves drawn to the tight-knit community of Mill Grove, Pennsylvania… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Rape
  • Incest
  • Paedophilia
  • Child abuse
  • Domestic abuse
  • Alcoholism
  • Dementia
  • Schizophrenia & psychosis
  • Suicide
  • Self-harm
  • Pregnancy
  • Blood depiction
  • Body horror
  • Death of a child
  • Torture
  • Gun violence
  • Bullying
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The Buy-In by Emma St Clair

The Buy-In by Emma St. Clair

When a family of former pro football players buy a small Texas town, they didn’t intend to start a war with its residents … or to fall in love.

Ever since his career-ending injury, Pat has bounced from job to job, idea to idea, short-lived relationship to short-lived relationship. But when his father purchases the town of Sheet Cake, Pat suddenly sees his life with clear purpose: get his brothers on board with his dad’s wild idea and win back the one woman who got away… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Child abandonment
  • Parent with dementia
  • Addiction
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Far Cry by Kate Canterbary  

Far Cry by Kate Canterbary

Brooke Markham needs a man. A real good man. But she’s not looking for a keeper. She’s too busy kicking ass, running an empire, and caring for her ailing father to spend time with men who want annoying things like relationships and commitment and… conversation.

Brooke knows what she wants and it’s not a future with the growly barkeep. JJ Harniczek needs money. A whole lot of money. He’s determined to launch his… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Parent with dementia
  • Unplanned pregnancy
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Death of a father from a heart attack recounted
  • Death of a mother recounted
  • Death of an uncle from liver disease mentioned
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Between You, Me, and the Honeybees by Amelia Diane Coombs 

Between You, Me, and the Honeybees by Amelia Diane Coombs

Josie Hazeldine has just graduated from high school, and she’s ready for a summer full of sunshine, beekeeping, and…lying to her mom. Josie’s mom couldn’t be more proud of her daughter going to college, something she never got to do. But Josie wants to stay in her California hometown and take over the family business, Hazeldine Honey. So that college acceptance her mom is thrilled about? Yeah, Josie turned it down. But she’s going to come clean—just not yet… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Anxiety
  • Panic attack
  • Parkinson’s Disease
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The Book of Last Letters by Kerry Barrett

The Book of Last Letters by Kerry Barrett

London, 1940. When nurse Elsie offers to send a reassuring letter to the family of a patient, she has an idea. She begins a book of last letters: messages to be sent on to wounded soldiers’ loved ones should the very worst come to pass so that no one is left without a final goodbye. But one message will change Elsie’s life forever. When a patient makes a devastating request, can Elsie find the strength to do the unthinkable?

London, present day. Stephanie has a… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Rape mentioned
  • Dementia
  • World War Two (theme)
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