Happy Book Lovers Day! Celebrate With 6 Fantastic Reads
While for us, Book Lovers Day is every day, it is also an actual holiday that takes place every year on August 9. So whether you read every single day or maybe only pick up a book a few times per week, let’s take some time to celebrate bookworms everywhere! Here are 6 new reads we recommend for Book Lovers Day, no matter what genre you love.
A Duke by Default by Alyssa Cole
New York City socialite Portia Hobbs is tired of disappointing her family, friends, and—most importantly—herself. An apprenticeship with a struggling swordmaker in Scotland is a chance to use her expertise and discover what she’s capable of. Turns out she excels at aggravating her gruff silver fox boss…when she’s not having inappropriate fantasies about his sexy Scottish burr.
Pale as Death by Heather Graham
The crime scene is horrific: the corpse of a young actress, drained of blood and cut in two. It’s a disturbing echo of the infamous Black Dahlia killing, and LAPD Detective Sophie Manning’s is desperate to catch the murderer before he strikes again, when she starts to experience inexplicable visits…from ghosts. Bruce McFadden can speak with the dead. As a consultant for the FBI’s paranormal team, the Krewe of Hunters, he’s been tasked with Sophie’s case and they’re forced to partner up. But Sophie doesn’t want his help, and she doesn’t want to share his peculiar skill. And she certainly isn’t ready for love, despite Bruce’s attentions.
Tooth and Nail by Linda D. Dahl
Fresh out of medical school, Linda Dahl began her surgical residency in the Bronx as a total fish out of water. Growing up in a Middle Eastern family in the American Midwest, she felt even more isolated. Even at work she struggled to fit in: among her fellow specialists, she was one of the only women. One night, Dahl watched a boxing match, and as her fandom grew, boxing became a way to connect with her patients and community. Later, when she was in practice on the Upper East Side, Dahl received a phone call from the New York State Athletic Commission. They were looking for a fight doctor. Dahl accepted. Dahl’s story offers a modern examination of sexism, dislocation, the theater of boxing and a road map for how to excel in two very different male-dominated worlds.
A Widow’s Hope by Vannetta Chapman
Keeping Secrets by Fiona Brand
Close to the Edge by Zara Cox
The moment he meets sublime coding prodigy Lily Gracen, Caleb Steele knows his “never get involved with a client” rule is going to be broken. But not until he stops her stalker. Caleb might be in charge of Lily’s safety, but when they’re locked down in her Silicon Valley mansion she’s the master. For keeping his hands off Lily is bringing Caleb close to the edge of his control…
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