Life in the Danger Zone

Life in the Danger ZoneTitle: Life in the Danger Zone
Author: Patricia B. Tighe
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Publication Date: November 1, 2016

Summary (from Goodreads):

Sixteen-year- old Rose Mulligan’s plan for the summer cruise with her grandparents is simple—read mysteries in the sunshine and see historical sites. It doesn’t include joining a young people’s tour group or crushing on a boy whose flirting runs hot and cold. And it definitely doesn’t include being accused of theft. 

Sam Briggs also has a plan for the trip—hang out with his uncle and cousins, and avoid thinking about his stupid parents. But when family members pair-up with strangers, Sam is left wanting to hit something. The only bright spot is shy, constantly blushing Rose, a girl he really needs to avoid. She’s too nice for a meaningless hookup. Then why can’t he stop thinking about her? 

Determined to clear her name, Rose decides to find out who the real thief is. It quickly becomes clear that everyone has secrets. Dangerous secrets. But by the time Sam starts helping with the investigation, Rose is wishing she could forget the whole thing and just focus on his intense gaze and lopsided smile. There are only a few days left on the trip after all, and they’ll never see each other again once it’s over. Right? 

But it’s too late. Danger has a way of finding you, whether it’s disguised as a cunning thief or a swoony boy.

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The Dream

The Dream Whitney DineenTitle: The Dream (The Creek Water Series #4)
Author: Whitney Dineen
Publisher: 33 Partner Publishing
Publication Date: June 21, 2020

Summary (from Goodreads):

Ashley has loved the same boy since high school. She knew Davis Frothingham was special even before he championed her at her senior prom. She also knew he was completely out of her league.

Years later, her attraction for him is still there, but Davis? He doesn’t even remember her.

When Ashley is tasked with being the nurse for Davis’ terminally ill grandmother, she’s thrown back into his world. More than anything, she wants him to remember her, but that recollection could come at a price of its own.

Can Ashley accept that she’s good enough for Davis? And can Davis learn to love a girl from the wrong side of the tracks? 

Find out in this delightfully fun romcom about love and life in Creek Water, Missouri!

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The Magic Ingredient

The Magic Ingredient Lindy MillerTitle: The Magic Ingredient (A Bar Harbor Holiday Novel)
Author: Lindy Miller
Publisher: Rosewind Books
Publication Date: October 13, 2020

Summary (from Goodreads):

The end of summer is approaching, but even at the height of Bar Harbor’s tourist season, Eve Silver is having a hard time keeping enough dough in the bank to sustain the family bakery. Her only hope of paying past due bills is to win the catering bid for the town’s upcoming Harvest Happening festival. Otherwise, it’ll be lights out for Mount Desserts by Christmas.

Widower Jeff Perry is moving with his twelve-year-old daughter, Candy, from Manhattan to Maine with one goal: starting over. When sparks fly between Jeff and Eve as the town readies for the annual harvest festival, Candy wishes she had a love potion to help her dad fall in love again.

Will Eve be able to save Mount Desserts—and open her heart to Jeff—by the most bewitching night of the year?

It’ll take a lot of love, a little bit of luck … and just a pinch of magic.

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Catwalk

catwalk nicole gaborTitle: Catwalk
Author: Nicole Gabor
Publisher: Brandywine Valley Press
Publication Date: July 6, 2021

Summary (from Goodreads):

Becoming a fashion model is nearly every girl's dream. But what happens when dreams come true?

"AT THAT MOMENT, IT HIT ME.

I was a mere mortal in a room full of demigods: actors, actresses, legends of stage and screen ... whom the rest of the world had pined for, had paid to know the secrets of. Here I was ... cavorting with twenty-first century royals."

Eighteen-year-old shy, suburban aspiring model Catherine Watson longed for adventure, for a life less ... ordinary and moves away to pursue her modeling dream in New York City. When she is "discovered" by the hottest fashion designer in the pages of Vogue magazine, "Cat" thinks she has it all as the New York fashion world's new "It" girl.

Her life is thrust into an alternate universe, where star-studded cocktail parties, casting calls, go-sees, and nightclub openings revolve around her like constellations and she tries to play the part. Her former self, "Catherine," was now a shadow of who she was, and what she was becoming. Leaving her good-girl image behind, Cat quickly learns things aren't always what they seem on the catwalk, and she's faced with a decision that will change her life forever.

Drawing on her own experiences as a model in the fast-paced fashion industry, author Nicole Gabor masterfully weaves a timeless story of self-discovery, coming of age, and the perils of first loves.

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Kissing Max Holden

Kissing Max Holden by Katy UppermanTitle: Kissing Max Holden
Author: Katy Upperman
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Publication Date: August 1, 2017

Summary (from Goodreads):

Kissing Max Holden was a terrible idea...

After his father has a life-altering stroke, Max Holden isn't himself. As his long-time friend, Jillian Eldridge only wants to help him, but she doesn't know how. When Max climbs through her window one night, Jill knows that she shouldn't let him kiss her. But she can't resist, and when they're caught in the act by her dad, Jill swears it'll never happen again. Because kissing Max Holden is a terrible idea.

With a new baby sibling on the way, her parents fighting all the time, and her dream of culinary school up in the air, Jill starts spending more and more time with Max. And even though her father disapproves and Max still has a girlfriend, not kissing Max is easier said than done. Will Jill follow her heart and allow their friendship to blossom into something more, or will she listen to her head and stop kissing Max Holden once and for all?

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