September 2022 Book Releases

There are several books to look forward to this month! 

Just a Batter of Time


By Molly O’Hare
Out 9-13

 

From USA Today bestselling author Molly O’Hare comes an older brother’s best friend, curvy, teach-me-all-the-things, opposites attract romance.

Riley’s been crushing on her older brother’s best friend, Liam, for years. Sad, right? Oh well, she’s living her best life baking her heart out at Pastries & Paws – her bakery that caters to humans and pets. She’s an almost 28-year-old virgin with zero interest in dating ever again. However, it only took one little kitty and an unfortunate wardrobe malfunction to change everything.

Liam’s in love with his best friend’s curvy, gorgeous, insanely driven little sister. Protecting her and loving her from the sidelines was going to have to be enough, since he can’t cross the Bro Code. It doesn’t help matters the three of them are roommates. But one kitten caused mishap later, and the thin thread holding him together snapped. When Riley asked him to teach her about “the deed,” how could he tell her no? Liam’s about to get everything he’s ever wanted as long as her brother doesn’t find out.

Too bad it’s only a matter of time before the cat’s out of the bag.

 

 

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a shirtless tattooed man on a pillow, Just a Batter of Time by Molly O' Hare

The Make-up Test

By Jenny L. Howe

Out 9-13

In this smart, swoony, rom-com debut from Jenny L. Howe, two college exes find themselves battling against each other—and their unresolved feelings—for a spot in a prestigious literature Ph.D. program.

Allison Avery loves to win. After acing every academic challenge she’s come up against, she’s finally been accepted into her dream Ph.D. program at Claymore University, studying medieval literature under a professor she’s admired for years. Sure, grad school isn’t easy—the classes are intense, her best friend is drifting away, and her students would rather pull all-nighters than discuss The Knight’s Tale—but she’s got this. Until she discovers her ex-boyfriend has also been accepted. Colin Benjamin might be the only person who loves winning more than Allison does, and when they’re both assigned to TA for the same professor, the game is on.

What starts as a personal battle of wits (and lit) turns into all-out war when their professor announces a career-changing research trip opportunity—with one spot to fill. Competing with Colin is as natural as breathing, and after he shattered her heart two years ago, Allison refuses to let him come out on top. But when a family emergency and a late night road trip—plus a very sexy game of Scrabble—throw them together for a weekend, she starts to wonder if they could be stronger on the same team. And if they fall for each other all over again, Allison will have to choose between a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and what could be a twice-in-a-lifetime love.

In this charmingly bookish debut, The Make-Up Test embraces the truth that people can sometimes change and grow, even when you least expect it.

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Mountain Man’s Desire

By Pippa Brooke

Out 9-15

HAMLET

After a two-month trip to Australia, I’m back in Mercury Ridge. Home Sweet Home.

 

But a lot’s changed since I went away. Not least of which is the gorgeous squatter who’s sleeping in my bed.

 

I’ve never kicked a pretty girl out of my bed, and I’m not going to start now. The beautiful stranger is irresistible, with the face of an angel and a body to match. But she’s hiding something. Until I find out what that is, I can’t trust a word she says. And I sure as hell can’t trust her with my heart.

 

The Heroes of Mercury Ridge features the men of Mercury Ridge Search and Rescue and the curvy heroines they can’t resist falling in love with. Each sweet and steamy short romance in the series is guaranteed to have NO cheating, NO cliffhangers, and a satisfying HEA.

 

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topless mountain man- Mountaain Man's Desire

A Highlander for Hannah

 

By Mary Warren

Out 9-20

 

 

Hannah Glenn is ready for a change. After quitting her job and breaking up with her slacker boyfriend, she moves to her family’s farm. In her search for clarity, she let her best friend talk her into buying a love spell. Hannah doesn’t believe in magic but decides to perform the spell anyway. What harm could it do? The ancient, brutish, but also undeniably handsome Scotsman she finds in her barn the next morning might be the answer to the question.



Graham MacNeil fell asleep in his uncle’s stable in 1745. He awoke over two hundred years in the future across the Atlantic. He is in a world he knows nothing about with a woman who drives him mad… mad with lust and just plain mad.



The spell can only be reversed under the moon of the spring equinox. They are going to have to find a way to survive each other until then. It’s only a matter of months. I mean… what can happen in that time?


Will Hannah and Graham learn to live with each other? If they can, then maybe, just maybe they can find a love worth crossing space and time.

 

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Merry Little Meet Cute

By Julie Murphy and Sierra Simone

Out 9-20

Cowritten by #1 New York Times bestselling author Julie Murphy and USA Today bestselling author Sierra Simone—a steamy plus-size holiday rom-com about an adult film star who is semi-accidentally cast as a lead in a family-friendly Christmas movie, and the former bad-boy pop star she falls in love with.

Bee Hobbes (aka Bianca Von Honey) has a successful career as a plus-size adult film star. With a huge following and two supportive moms, Bee couldn’t ask for more. But when Bee’s favorite producer casts her to star in a Christmas movie he’s making for the squeaky-clean Hope Channel, Bee’s career is about to take a more family-friendly direction.

Forced to keep her work as Bianca under wraps, Bee quickly learns this is a task a lot easier said than done. Though it all becomes worthwhilewhen she discovers her co-star is none other than childhood crush Nolan Shaw, an ex-boy band member in desperate need of career rehab. Nolan’s promised his bulldog manager to keep it zipped up on set, and he will if it means he’ll be able to provide a more stable living situation for his sister and mom.

But things heat up quickly in Christmas Notch, Vermont, when Nolan recognizes his new co-star from her ClosedDoors account (oh yeah, he’s a member). Now Bee and Nolan are sneaking off for quickies on set, keeping their new relationship a secret from the Hope Channel’s execs. Things only get trickier when the reporter who torpedoed Nolan’s singing career comes snooping around—and takes an instant interest in mysterious newcomer Bee.

And if Bee and Nolan can’t keep their off-camera romance behind the scenes, then this merry little meet cute might end up on the cutting room floor.

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snowy illustration - A Merry Little Meet Cute
book cover with a trident the tide that binds us

The Tide that Binds Us

By Alexis C Maness

“A holographic mermaid dream come true.”

Having a mermaid princess mysteriously murdered on her shores isn’t how Queen Celestia envisioned her reign. With doubts about her worthiness to rule rising in her kingdom and outside her borders, she must prove herself capable as a young queen.

However, eliminating the threat to her people proves more difficult than she’d anticipated–especially when the enchanting mermaid, Aura, is thrust into her life, stirring up feelings and complicating the path to peace.

Will she be able to save her people and her crown? Or will she fail her first true test as queen?

Get swept into the romance, betrayal, and magic of Cessadia in The Tide That Binds Us.

For readers who want:

  • Plus size representation
  • Sapphic romance
  • Mermaids and magic

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