The Love Act by Zara Bell

The Love Act by Zara Bell

I never wanted to be famous. I’m perfectly happy working backstage at a late-night chat show, safely hidden off-camera. But when a paparazzo snaps a misleading photo of me and a bratty celebrity guest, my life is ruined overnight. Suddenly, the whole world is convinced I’m having a torrid affair with the snarly, stuck-up cinema star Jack Hale. And thousands of people hate me. Excellent. To make things even weirder, now Jack is demanding that I pretend to be his fake girlfriend for two months, in exchange for a cool half a million. It’s an offer I can’t refuse, literally… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Slut shaming
  • Sexual assault
  • Sexual harassment
  • Agoraphobia
  • Panic attacks
  • Drug use & abuse mentioned
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King’s Man by Sally Malcolm

King’s Man by Sally Malcolm

Had there been no war, Sam Hutchinson and Nate Tanner would have lived their lives together as intimate friends, and secret lovers. But when the revolution convulsed America, it threw them down on opposite sides of history.

Five years later, Sam is a Loyalist refugee in London, penniless, bitter, and scrambling to survive amid the city’s shadowy underworld. It’s a far cry from his respectable life as a Rhode Island lawyer, and the last person he wants to witness his ruin is Nate Tanner— the man he… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Anxiety
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Scars
  • Murder
  • Gun violence
  • Police violence & brutality
  • Imprisonment
  • Flogging recounted
  • Colonialism
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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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The Island by CL Taylor 

The Island by C.L. Taylor

It was supposed to be the perfect holiday: a week-long trip for six teenage friends on a remote tropical island. But when their guide dies of a stroke leaving them stranded, the trip of a lifetime quickly turns into a nightmare. Because someone on the island knows each of the group’s worst fears. And one by one, they’re coming true.

Seven days in paradise. A deadly secret. Who will make it off the island alive?

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Sexual harassment
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Panic attacks
  • Phobias discussed
  • Burn scars
  • Death of a brother in a fire
  • Death of a mother in a car accident
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Shadows You Left by Taylor Brooke and Jude Sierra 

Shadows You Left by Taylor Brooke & Jude Sierra

The white picket fence. The happily-ever-after. That life was never meant for him. For years he’s been bouncing from city to city—from one cage fight to another. That’s his outlet. That’s pain Erik can control. But in Seattle, everything changed. River’s an artist. He’s a pretty boy. He does yoga. Someone so soft shouldn’t be intrigued by Erik’s rough edges… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Murder
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The Ex Proposal by Nia Arthurs 

The Ex Proposal by Nia Arthurs

Giselle Stone is best known for her smoothie truck and her love of K-pop, but one of those things is not acceptable to her mother. After she’s pushed to the edge of her patience—thanks, Mom—she concocts a lie that’s sure to get the parents off her back. A fake long-distance relationship with her ex. It’s a foolproof plan.

Until the other half of her lie suddenly shows up in Belize, looking ten times sexier than he did in high school. Getting West Phillips to join her ruse is the easy part… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Panic attacks
  • Death of a parent recounted
  • Catfishing
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Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi

Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi

Juliette Ferrars thought she’d won. She took over Sector 45, was named the new Supreme Commander of North America, and now has Warner by her side. But when tragedy strikes, she must confront the darkness that dwells both around and inside her. Who will she become in the face of adversity? Will she be able to control the power she wields, and use it for good?

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Transmisia
  • Emotional, verbal & physical child abuse recounted
  • Alcohol consumption & abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attack, on-page
  • Hallucinations
  • Gun violence
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Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Attempted sexual assault
  • Child abuse & neglect
  • Anxiety & panic attacks
  • Depression
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Murder & attempted murder
  • Torture
  • Imprisonment
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The Map from Here to There by Emery Lord

The Map from Here to There by Emery Lord

It’s senior year, and Paige Hancock is finally living her best life. She has a fun summer job, great friends, and a super charming boyfriend who totally gets her. But senior year also means big decisions. Weighing “the rest of her life,” Paige feels her anxiety begin to pervade every decision she makes. Everything is exactly how she always wanted it to be–how can she leave it all behind next year? In her head, she knows there is so much more to experience after high school. But in her heart, is it so terrible to want everything to stay the same forever?

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Anxiety & panic attacks
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Emesis
  • Car accident
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Last Bus to Everland by Sophie Cameron

Last Bus to Everland by Sophie Cameron

Brody Fair feels like nobody gets him: not his overworked parents, not his genius older brother, and definitely not the girls in the projects set on making his life miserable. Then he meets Nico, an art student who takes Brody to Everland, a “knock-off Narnia” that opens its door at 11:21pm each Thursday for Nico and his band of present-day misfits and miscreants.

Here Brody finds his tribe and a weekly respite from a world where he feels out of place… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Ableism
  • Homomisia
  • Eating disorder
  • Agoraphobia
  • Panic attacks
  • Suicide discussed
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