Flirting with Forever by Cara Bastone

Flirting with Forever by Cara Bastone

Mary Trace is bright, bubbly and back in the dating pool in her midthirties. All of her closest friends are in love, and she refuses to miss out on romance. So when a regular customer at her trendy Brooklyn boutique wants to set Mary up on a blind date with her son, she gives a hesitant yes. John Modesto-Whitford is gorgeous and well-groomed, so maybe dinner won’t be a total bust—until he drops a less-than-flattering comment about Mary’s age.

Desperate to be nothing like his snake of a politician father, public defender John Modesto-Whitford prides himself on his honesty and candor. But his social awkwardness and lack of filter just blew it with the most beautiful woman he’s ever dated… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Parental abandonment
  • Cheating recounted
  • Dieting
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Death of an aunt from cancer recounted
  • Death of a friend in a car accident recounted
  • Home invasion
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Michigan vs. the Boys by Carrie S. Allen

Michigan vs. the Boys by Carrie S. Allen 

Michigan Manning lives for hockey, and this is her year to shine. That is, until she gets some crushing news: budget cuts will keep the girls’ hockey team off the ice this year.

If she wants colleges to notice her, Michigan has to find a way to play. Luckily, there’s still one team left in town …

The boys’ team isn’t exactly welcoming, but Michigan’s prepared to prove herself. She plays some of the best hockey of her life, in fact, all while putting up with changing in the broom closet, constant trash talk and “harmless” pranks that always seem to target her… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Ableism
  • Lesbomisic slurs
  • Misogyny
  • Attempted rape
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Drugging
  • Dieting discussed
  • Bullying
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The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas

The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas

Catalina Martín, finally, not single. Her family is happy to announce that she will bring her American boyfriend to her sister’s wedding. Everyone is invited to come and witness the most magical event of the year.

That would certainly be tomorrow’s headline in the local newspaper of the small Spanish town I came from. Or the epitaph on my tombstone, seeing the turn my life had taken in the span of a phone call.

Four weeks wasn’t a lot of time to find someone willing to cross the Atlantic–from NYC and all the way to Spain–for a wedding… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Sexism
  • Dieting & restrictive eating
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a parent
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The Kiss Thief by LJ Shen

The Kiss Thief by L.J. Shen

They say your first kiss should be earned. Mine was stolen by a devil in a masquerade mask under the black Chicago sky. They say the vows you take on your wedding day are sacred. Mine were broken before we left church. They say your heart only beats for one man. Mine split and bled for two rivals who fought for it until the bitter end.

I was promised to Angelo Bandini, the heir to one of the most powerful families in the Chicago Outfit. Then taken by Senator Wolfe Keaton, who held my father’s sins over his head to force me into marriage. They say that all great love stories have a happy ending. I, Francesca Rossi, found myself erasing and rewriting mine until the very last chapter.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Arranged marriage
  • Domestic abuse mentioned
  • Cheating
  • Dieting & food-shaming mentioned
  • Unplanned pregnancy
  • Murder & attempted murder
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Baked Fresh by Annabeth Albert

Baked Fresh by Annabeth Albert

Vic Degrassi is a baker on the rise, and it’s all thanks to his rare ability to make—and keep—his New Year’s resolutions. Whether it’s losing weight, giving up smoking, or graduating from culinary school, Vic goes after what he wants—and gets it. This year? He wants Robin Dawson, the sweet-hearted hottie who volunteers with him at the local homeless shelter.

When he learns that Robin is suddenly single after being unceremoniously dumped, Vic is more than happy to offer a shoulder to cry on. But it’s been a long time since Vic’s gone on a date, and he’s nervous about risking his friendship with Robin. So when their flirtation turns into a steamy night together, Vic and Robin have to figure out if they’re friends with benefits or lovers in the making, and if Robin is ready for something more than just a rebound, there’s only one way to find out…

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Body image issues
  • Weight loss & dietary restriction discussed
  • Lap band surgery recounted
  • Drug abuse
  • Death from a drug overdose, on-page
  • Homelessness
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Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales

Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales

Will Tavares is the dream summer fling―he’s fun, affectionate, kind―but just when Ollie thinks he’s found his Happily Ever After, summer vacation ends and Will stops texting Ollie back. Now Ollie is one prince short of his fairy tale ending, and to complicate the fairy tale further, a family emergency sees Ollie uprooted and enrolled at a new school across the country. Which he minds a little less when he realizes it’s the same school Will goes to…except Ollie finds that the sweet, comfortably queer guy he knew from summer isn’t the same one attending Collinswood High. This Will is a class clown, closeted―and, to be honest, a bit of a jerk… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Fatmisia & body shaming
  • Misogyny
  • Slut shaming
  • Homomisia
  • Bimisia
  • Coming out themes
  • Outing
  • Dieting & restrictive eating mentioned
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of an aunt from cancer
  • Bullying
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Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner

Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner

Six years after the fight that ended their friendship, Daphne Berg is shocked when Drue Cavanaugh walks back into her life, looking as lovely and successful as ever, with a massive favor to ask. Daphne hasn’t spoken one word to Drue in all this time—she doesn’t even hate-follow her ex-best friend on social media—so when Drue asks if she will be her maid-of-honor at the society wedding of the summer, Daphne is rightfully speechless.

Drue was always the one who had everything—except the ability to hold onto friends. Meanwhile, Daphne’s no longer the same self-effacing sidekick she was back in high school… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Cheating
  • Fatmisia & body shaming
  • Eating disorder (bulimia)
  • Restricted eating & disordered food thoughts
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One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London

One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London

Bea Schumacher is a devastatingly stylish plus-size fashion blogger who has amazing friends, a devoted family, legions of Insta followers–and a massively broken heart. Like the rest of America, Bea indulges in her weekly obsession: the hit reality show Main Squeeze. The fantasy dates! The kiss-off rejections! The surprising amount of guys named Chad! But Bea is sick and tired of the lack of body diversity on the show. Since when is being a size zero a prerequisite for getting engaged on television?

Just when Bea has sworn off dating altogether, she gets an intriguing call: Main Squeeze wants her to be its next star, surrounded by men vying for her affections… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Fatmisia & body shaming (theme)
  • Misogyny
  • Threats of rape
  • Cheating
  • Cyberbullying & doxxing
  • Dieting & starvation mentioned
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A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas

A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas

With her inquisitive mind, Charlotte Holmes has never felt comfortable with the demureness expected of the fairer sex in upper class society. But even she never thought that she would become a social pariah, an outcast fending for herself on the mean streets of London.

When the city is struck by a trio of unexpected deaths and suspicion falls on her sister and her father, Charlotte is desperate to find the true culprits and clear the family name. She’ll have help from friends new and old—a kind-hearted widow, a police inspector, and a man who has long loved her. But in the end, it will be up to Charlotte, under the assumed name Sherlock Holmes, to challenge society’s expectations and match wits against an unseen mastermind.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Sexual assault
  • Child abuse
  • Cheating
  • Dieting discussed
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Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne

Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne

Ruthie Midona has worked the front desk at the Providence Luxury Retirement Villa for six years, dedicating her life to caring for the Villa’s residents, and guarding the endangered tortoises that live in the Villa’s gardens. Somewhere along the way, she’s forgotten there’s a world outside of work—until she meets the son of the property developer who just acquired the retirement center.

Teddy Prescott has spent the last few years not taking life too seriously—something his father, who dreams of grooming Teddy into his successor, can’t understand. When Teddy needs a place to crash, his father lets Teddy stay at the retirement home, but only if he works to earn his keep. Teddy agrees—he can change a few lightbulbs and clip some hedges, no sweat.

But Ruthie has plans for Teddy too.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Fatmisic comments
  • Dieting
  • Death of a loved one
  • Animal injury
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