Fresh Catch by Kate Canterbary  

Fresh Catch by Kate Canterbary

Take a vacation, they said. Get away from Silicon Valley’s back-stabbing and power-grabbing. Recharge the innovative batteries. Unwind, then come back stronger than ever. Instead, I got lost at sea and fell in love with an anti-social lobsterman. There’s one small issue: Owen Bartlett doesn’t know who I am. Who I really am.

I don’t like people. I avoid small talk and socializing, and I kick my companions out of bed before the sun rises. No strings, no promises, no problems… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Bimisia
  • Homomisia recounted
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Blood & injury depiction
  • Death of a pet dog mentioned
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Boss in the Bedsheets by Kate Canterbary  

Boss in the Bedsheets by Kate Canterbary

Mr. Santillian. Despite the fact I’m currently living out of your guest room and sleeping with you most nights, I am writing to announce my resignation effective two weeks from today.

In other words, I’ll locate someone who is both obscenely overqualified and willing to devote their days to the handful of tasks you are able to wrench from your perfectionist, micromanaging grip. It may… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Alcohol consumption
  • Dieting & restrictive eating mentioned
  • Medical treatment for a dislocated arm
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The Girl Next Door by Chelsea Cameron 

The Girl Next Door by Chelsea M. Cameron

Iris Turner hightailed it out of Salty Cove, Maine, without so much as a backward glance. Which is why finding herself back in her hometown—in her childhood bedroom, no less—has the normally upbeat Iris feeling a bit down and out. Her spirits get a much-needed lift, though, at the sight of the sexy girl next door.

No one knows why Jude Wicks is back in Salty Cove, and that’s just how she likes it. Jude never imagined she’d be once again living in her parents’ house… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Queermisia
  • Cheating recounted
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Recreational drug use mentioned
  • Workplace injury
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a partner in a car accident
  • Bullying mentioned
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We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo

We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo

Darling is only ten years old, yet she must navigate a fragile and violent world. In Zimbabwe, Darling and her friends steal guavas, try to get the baby out of young Chipo’s belly, and grasp at memories of Before. Before their homes were destroyed by paramilitary policemen. Before the school closed before the fathers left for dangerous jobs abroad.

But Darling has a chance to escape: she has an aunt in America. She travels to this new land… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Child abuse
  • Rape
  • Abortion
  • Physical assault
  • Animal death
  • Animal cruelty
  • War themes
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Beautiful Dreamer by Melissa Brayden 

Beautiful Dreamer by Melissa Brayden

Philadelphia real estate broker Devyn Winters is at the peak of her career, closing multimillion-dollar deals and relishing it. She’s pretty much blocked out her formative years in Dreamer’s Bay, where the most exciting thing to happen was the twice a year bake sale. Unfortunately, a distress call hauls her back home and away from the life, she’s constructed. Now the question is just how long until she can leave again? And when did boring Elizabeth Draper get so beautiful? Elizabeth Draper loves people, free time … Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Hospitalisation for physical injury
  • Car accident
  • Disappearance of a sibling
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The Baby is Mine by Oyinkan Braithwaite

The Baby is Mine by Oyinkan Braithwaite

When his girlfriend throws him out during the pandemic, Bambi has to go to his Uncle’s house in lock-down Lagos. He arrives during a blackout, and is surprised to find his Aunty Bidemi sitting in a candlelit room with another woman. They both claim to be the mother of the baby boy, fast asleep in his crib.

At night Bambi is kept awake by the baby’s cries, and during the days he is disturbed by a… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Sexism
  • Child neglect
  • Cheating
  • Alcohol consumption, on-page
  • Recreational drug use, on-page
  • COVID-19 (theme)
  • Emesis
  • Physical illness & tribal marking disfigurement of a baby
  • Blood depiction
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of an uncle & husband recounted
  • Animal slaughter, on-page
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Lore by Alexandra Bracken 

Lore by Alexandra Bracken

Every seven years, the Agon begins. As punishment for a past rebellion, nine Greek gods are forced to walk the earth as mortals, hunted by the descendants of ancient bloodlines, all eager to kill a god and seize their divine power and immortality.

Long ago, Lore Perseous fled that brutal world in the wake of her family’s sadistic murder by a rival line, turning her back on the hunt’s promises of eternal glory. For years she’s pushed away any thought… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Sexual assault
  • Paedophilia and child sexual abuse mentioned
  • Blood depiction
  • Graphic physical injury, including eye trauma
  • Cancer & cancer treatment
  • Murder
  • Graphic torture
  • Explosions & bombings
  • Fire
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The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman 

The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman

Eighteen-year-old Nami Miyamoto is certain her life is just beginning. She has a great family, just graduated high school, and is on her way to a party where her entire class is waiting for her—including, most importantly, the boy she’s been in love with for years. The only problem? She’s murdered before she gets there.

When Nami wakes up, she learns she’s in a place called Infinity, where human consciousness goes when physical bodies die. She quickly discovers that… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Forced servitude
  • Alcohol consumption mentioned
  • Physical injuries
  • Murder
  • Torture
  • Gun violence
  • Battle violence
  • Loss of autonomy (mind control & manipulation)
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Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block

Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block

Her life by the sea in ruins, Pen has lost everything in the Earth Shaker that all but destroyed the city of Los Angeles. She sets out into the wasteland to search for her family, her journey guided by a tattered copy of Homer’s Odyssey. Soon she begins to realize her own abilities and strength as she faces false promises of safety, the cloned giants who feast on humans, and a madman who wishes her dead. On her voyage, Pen learns to tell stories that reflect her strange visions, while she and her fellow survivors navigate the dangers that lie in wait.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Drug abuse
  • Graphic injury & eye trauma
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Sink or Swim by Annabeth Albert

Sink or Swim by Annabeth Albert

Navy chief Calder Euler loves to win big. His latest score? A remote mountain cabin. Checking it out is supposed to be a quick trip, but Calder’s luck abruptly turns when a freak injury and a freakier snowstorm leave him stranded. Oh, and the cabin isn’t empty. A silver fox caring for two young girls claims that the property is his, but Calder’s paperwork says otherwise.

Felix Sigurd is on a losing streak, and his ex-husband risking the cabin in a reckless bet is only… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Divorce
  • Concussion recounted
  • Navy service
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