Danny Bright was born to entertain. He just needs his big break. So when he hears that Blue Horizon Records is holding auditions looking for the next big thing, Danny jumps at the chance. It doesn't turn out exactly as he imagined, though. Instead of getting solo contracts, Danny and four other guys are put into a boy band. Innocent, idealistic Elliot Price thinks he's headed for college. An impulsive decision to sing in the local talent search changes all that. A bigwig producer happens to see him, hands him a business card, and turns Elliot's life upside down.
"Didn't really work for me."
Tallis Carrington ruled Rock Bay with his gang of jocks and an iron fist-until a scandal destroyed his family's name. Ten years later Tallis is dead broke, newly homeless, and on the walk of shame to end all walks of shame. He needs money and needs it fast, and Rock Bay is the only home he knows. But the people of Rock Bay haven't forgotten him-or the spoiled brat he used to be.
"Nice O'Shea book!"
Dustin Davis spent years wishing for a prince, but kissing frog after slimy frog. When he sees Archer Kyriakides for the first time, Dusty thinks his luck has finally changed. Archer could be it. The one. But their hot and cold romance leaves Dusty confused: Why does it feel right one moment and wrong the next? It doesn't make sense - until the day Dusty meets Archer's identical twin, Asher, and realizes he's been seeing them both.
Burned contestants Chase and Kai are attracted from the start and can't wait to spend more time getting to know each other...until they see the first episode treatment and realize the producers intend to portray them as bitter enemies. At first it's fun to pretend to bicker - enemies on film, lovers when the cameras stop rolling - but soon it's hard not to take the faux rivalry seriously. It's only when their choice is to either band together and bake their way to the final - or get burned - that they find where their real loyalties lie.
"Nice light story, good narration"
"Daddy" is not a title Rue Murray wanted, but he never thought he'd have sex with a woman either. Now he's the unwitting father of a newborn named Alice. Between bartending and cosmetology school, Rue doesn't have time for babies, but he can't give her up. What Rue needs is a babysitter, and he's running out of options. He's on the verge of quitting school to watch Alice himself when he remembers his reclusive new neighbor, Erik.
"Thoroughly enjoyed Finn Sterling's narration"
Angus has been with the same guy for 10 years. When his boyfriend breaks up with him the night of his 30th birthday party and announces his engagement to a 22-year-old less than 10 hours later, Angus is a mess. To put it lightly. He spends days in bed, drinks himself into a stupor every night, and ends up losing his job and his apartment. His best and oldest friend, Reece, decides it's time for an intervention. And a change of scenery.
"I loved the story, didn't care for the narrator"
Kerry Pickering has a problem. As a publicist for Hollywood bad boy Jericho Knox, it's Kerry's job to keep Jericho in the news. So far, Jericho's partying and public escapades have made it easy. But Jericho has a secret, and when that secret is revealed in the most spectacularly disastrous way, it's up to Kerry to spin it. The team decides the best course of action is to make the public fall in love - with Jericho's secret committed relationship. The one that doesn't exist. Yet.
"4 stars = I REALLY liked this book!"
Every gentleman has something to hide. Meeting Heath Blackwood, a gorgeous English farmer, is probably the most exciting thing to ever happen to small-town landscaper Theo Brody, who has lived in quiet Maplehurst, New Hampshire, all his life. The sexy and secretive Brit shakes the foundations of his orderly world as they are swept up in a springtime romance neither can resist. But Heath's secrets run deeper than Theo ever imagined. He's actually Heathcliff Pierrepont Blackwood, Duke of Kingston, in hiding from recent death threats.
"Such a sweet story and lovely narration"
Tristan Green left his small English town for Manhattan and a job at a high-profile ad agency, but can't seem to find his bearings. He spends a lot of time working late at night, eating and sleeping alone, and even more time meandering around his neighborhood staring into the darkened windows of shops. One night when he's feeling really low, he wanders by a beautiful little bakery with the lights still on. The baker invites him in, and sometime during that night Tristan realizes it's the first time he's really smiled in months.
Justin Foster has 19 years of nothing but trouble behind him. After escaping his abusive father, he finds himself in Rock Bay, Washington, with his cousin Travis. Justin is bruised and has a hard time trusting, but with the help of his family and the small town, he might be able to heal. Logan O'Brien is also new in town, hoping he can finally get away from his past and the memories of the girlfriend who shattered his heart. It doesn't take him long to realize Rock Bay can be more than safe harbor: It can also be home.
"Sweet but disappointing"
Drew McAuliffe has lived in the small town of Rock Bay most of his adult life. He'd like to be happy, but not at the cost of having his private life under his nosy neighbors' microscope, so he keeps his bisexuality under wraps. After a messy breakup that caused him to pack up and move to Astoria, on the Oregon coast, Mason Anderson decides to avoid drama of the romantic kind. All he wants is to start over - alone...
"Like Visiting Old Friends You Love"
What Austin Lloyd lacks in academics, he makes up for in his love of the animals who frequent his pet salon. He's not lucky in romance, though, and his family would like him to settle down with a good man. Austin - and his golden retriever, Maggie - couldn't agree more. Evan Partridge isn't good at letting people in. His messy family life and the past that's shaped him aren't worth bringing up. But his pug, Dexter, sure likes the pet salon owner.
"Story fizzles at end, good narration"
Rory was Ben's oldest and best friend until senior year of high school, when they confessed they'd harbored feelings for each other all along. They enjoyed only a few months of happiness until Ben chose closeted popularity over true love.... and he's regretted it ever since.
"Fun, emotional, slightly angsty read."
Sasha Sobieski has the perfect job working at legendary American fashion house Harrison Kingsley - or at least he used to. He just never thought he'd have to work for Harrison Kingsley himself. Harrison is exacting, difficult, cold, and hands-down the sexiest man Sasha has ever seen.
"Rusty makes this book really work!"
Zack met his best friend, Noah, at Harper Lake when they were five years old. Summer after summer, his feelings grew, but he assumed Noah didn't feel the same. But one night when they were 17, Zack kissed Noah...and Noah kissed him back. Zack was sure he did. But the next morning, Noah put an end to their friendship and walked away, leaving Zack with a broken heart.
"A bit juvenile, but enjoyable"
Joe Fitzgerald hates New Orleans, but he's stuck there until he convinces one stubborn local family to sell Lumière, the crumbling French Quarter restaurant they've owned for generations. The place is a wreck, and it's hemorrhaging money. Joe figures he's their best chance for survival.
"Get rid of that narrator"