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Four Seconds To Lose (Ten Tiny Breaths #3) by K.A. Tucker

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Four Seconds To Lose (Ten Tiny Breaths #3) by K.A. TuckerFour Seconds To Lose by K.A. Tucker
Published November 2013
Series: Ten Tiny Breaths #3
Genres: New Adult
four-half-stars
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Owning a strip club isn’t the fantasy most guys expect it to be. With long hours, a staff with enough issues to keep a psych ward in business, and the police regularly on his case, twenty-nine-year-old Cain is starting to second guess his unspoken mission to save the women he employs. And then blond, brown-eyed Charlie Rourke walks through his door, and things get really complicated. Cain abides by a strict “no sleeping with the staff” rule. But being around Charlie challenges Cain’s self-control…and it’s been a long time since any woman has done that.

Twenty-two-year-old Charlie Rourke needs a lot of money, really fast, in order to vanish before it’s too late. Taking her clothes off for men makes her stomach curl but Charlie tells herself that at least she’s putting her acting and dancing skills to good use. And though her fellow dancers seem eager to nab their sexy, sophisticated, and genuinely caring boss, she’s not interested. After all, Charlie Rourke doesn’t really exist—and the girl pretending to be her can't get distracted by romance.

Unfortunately, Charlie soon discovers that developing feelings for Cain is inevitable, and that those feelings may not be unrequited—but losing him when he finds out what she’s involved with will be more painful than any other sentence awaiting her.

Black Box by Cassia Leo

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Black Box by Cassia LeoBlack Box by Cassia Leo
Published February 2014
Genres: New Adult
five-stars
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♥️ Three fateful encounters....
♥️ Two heart-breaking tragedies....
♥️ One last chance to get it right.


Over the course of five years, Mikki and Crush cross paths on three separate occasions. Their first encounter changes Mikki's life forever, but their second meeting leaves them both buried beneath the emotional wreckage of a violent attack. Mikki is left with more questions and grief than she can handle, while Crush is forced to forget the girl who saved his life.

Now nineteen years old, Mikki Gladstone has decided she's tired of the mind-numbing meds. She books a flight to Los Angeles to end her life far away from her loving, though often distant, family.

Twenty-one-year-old Crush has always channeled his blackest thoughts into his music, but he's never had great aspirations. He decides to fly to Los Angeles to record a demo of the only song he's never performed in public; a song he wrote for a girl he doesn't even know: Black Box. He has no expectations of fame and he's never felt like his life had any purpose... until he meets Mikki in Terminal B.

When Mikki and Crush cross paths for the third time in Terminal B, neither has any idea who the other person is; until they slowly piece together their history and realize that fate has more in store for them than just another love story.

Say Anything (Life Or Death #2) by Isobel Irons

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Say Anything (Life Or Death #2) by Isobel IronsSay Anything by Isobel Irons
Published April 2014
Series: Life Or Death #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Office Romance
four-half-stars
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Love means never having to say you're sorry...for all that other stuff you said.

After being diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome when she was eight, Traci Tanner went on to graduate from Johns Hopkins University medical school at the top of her class, then land a coveted residency at Our Lady of Mercy, one of the best hospitals in New York.

As far as Traci is concerned, her Asperger’s is like a superpower that allows her to focus on only the important things in life, and ignore the rest. Unfortunately, that superpower fails when it comes to dealing with her super-humanly obnoxious coworker, Dr. Brady. The fact that Dr. Brady has a way of getting under Traci’s skin—metaphorically speaking, of course—disturbs her on levels she didn’t even realize she possessed.

ER resident Conrad Brady is tired of not being taken seriously by his fellow doctors. Is it his fault that his father is Hollywood’s most famous soap opera doctor? No. Can he help it if he’s unintentionally hilarious, and a walking, breathing chick magnet? No, he cannot.

And okay, so maybe he’s slightly irked at his best friend Sam, for settling down in the prime of his wingman years—and seeming disgustingly happy about it, to boot. Brady doesn’t have time to wallow in self-pity (much), because he’s about to go up against his most hated colleague—the overachieving and quite possibly cybernetic ice queen, Dr. Tanner—for a dangerous and totally awesome career opportunity.

One way or another, Tanner is going DOWN. Even if Brady has to sleep with her to make it happen. Scratch that--especially if he has to sleep with her.

Loving Mr. Daniels by Brittainy C. Cherry

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Loving Mr. Daniels by Brittainy C. CherryLoving Mr. Daniels by Brittainy C. Cherry
Published May 2014
Genres: Forbidden Romance, New Adult
four-stars
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To Whom it May Concern,

It was easy to call us forbidden and harder to call us soulmates. Yet I believed we were both. Forbidden soulmates.

When I arrived to Edgewood, Wisconsin I didn’t plan to find him. I didn't plan to stumble into Joe's bar and have Daniel's music stir up my emotions. I had no clue that his voice would make my hurts forget their own sorrow. I had no idea that my happiness would remember its own bliss.

When I started senior year at my new school, I wasn’t prepared to call him Mr. Daniels, but sometimes life happens at the wrong time for all the right reasons.

Our love story wasn’t only about the physical connection.

It was about family. It was about loss. It was about being alive. It was silly. It was painful. It was mourning. It was laughter.

It was ours.

And for those reasons alone, I would never apologize for loving Mr. Daniels.

-Ashlyn Jennings