Reads That’ll Freshen Up Your TBR



With summer in full swing, it’s time to freshen up that to-read pile you’ve had in the corner all year. Take a look at these standout titles, with a little something for everyone. Skim through and see what strikes your fancy, or maybe take a chance on something new—because you never know what might become your new favorite read


A Girl Named Charlie by Micki Fredricks


Single mom, Charlie, is trying to make it to the end of the week without another major catastrophe. Her day-to-day life is nothing what she expected it to be, and she doesn’t have time to figure out where everything went wrong. Keeping her head above water has proven to be harder than avoiding her ex-husband and his new girlfriend. Topping the list of things she doesn’t have time for: laundry, balancing her bank account, and love. But when dreamy Reid Fletcher, a handsome doctor from the city, moves into her little hometown of Blueberry Pointe, Charlie wonders if maybe her list is too long. It seems the sexy doctor is determined to find a way into Charlie’s life, even if that means jumping into the eye of the storm and making her struggles his own. Until life happens, tragedy strikes, and everything takes an all too familiar nose dive. Can Charlie see through her brokenness and find her way back to happiness? Or will she do what she’s always done and put everyone else’s happiness before her own? No one knows exactly how this will turn out, especially not… A girl named Charlie.

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Flood Tide by Tracey Jerald


When linguistics expert Iris Cunningham met Samuel Akin, she fell irrevocably in love. She nursed a crush on her best friend's cousin. From an instant attraction, it grew to something much more during four long years at college. She hid despair. He didn't feel the same. Computer savant Samuel Akin denied his feelings for Iris until it was almost too late. Every time he was with her, a flood of emotion swept over him. He craved her yet feared he couldn't be with her. She dragged his sense out of self to sea. Their lives irrevocably entwine when love guides them first to an alliance, then marriage and family. They submerge themselves into a sworn existence few are privy. Validating the half-truths demanded by the terms and conditions of their livelihood, threads of honor and integrity that bind them are tested. Yet while alternately maddened and delighted by the other, they take an opposing side over a fundamental disagreement. They regret little about their lives together, but this? When faced with accusations of betrayal, can they stand firm together against the waves crashing against them during the tides? Or will their love be swept away in a wash of heartbreak?

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Paint Me Perfect by Kay Cove


Chase is ready to turn over a new leaf and leave his Hollywood playboy antics behind. He asked the universe for a chance at real love and is confident that Noa is his swift delivery. The only problem? It's near impossible to move forward when there is still a spotlight on the skeletons of his past. Noa's focused on one thing and one thing only--and it does not involve a whirlwind summer romance with megastar actor Chase Ford. Armed with a paintbrush and a new blank canvas, she's determined to paint the perfect family picture for her and her four-year-old son. It only takes one chance encounter. One tabloid picture. One publicity scheme to set the record straight. Their ruse turns real. Knowing he found the girl of his dreams, Chase is ready to fight for their chance at forever, but he's about to face the cruel reality Noa already knows too well—not all loves are created equal, and sometimes perfect isn't enough.

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Homeless Heart by S.L. Marshall


Phineas “Phin” Dunbar grew up in wealth and privilege in San Francisco. To the outside world, everything looks perfect, but behind closed doors, he lives with a painful family secret. Phin leaves home without finishing high school. He decides that living on the streets until he inherits his multi-million-dollar trust fund is better than enduring the nightmare at home. Phin escapes to LA to save himself and faces the reality of life on the streets. Elizabeth Baxter still remembers the day her best friend at high school disappeared, shattering her security and view of the world. On that terrible day, she promised she would give her life to helping others if only her friend would come home. She never did, but Lizzie’s dedication to those who needed her was as fierce as ever. Working to raise money for a homeless shelter, Lizzie meets Phin, a damaged and bitter young man. Offering her friendship helps him learn to trust again, but when their friendship turns into something more for both of them. Phin has to trust her with his past or risk losing her forever. But Phin’s past is more tragic than she could guess, and when the secrets of his past resurface, nothing is what it seems. Home meant something different until he met her.

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Reckless Dynasty by Tracy Lorraine


My life has been full of half-truths tangled in lies—I’d been to hell and back more times than I could count. But nothing could have prepared me for the fear in her voice, and then the sight of that building going up in flames. After the way I treated her, the way I hurt her, I’d earned that pain back tenfold. I deserved to lose the only bit of light in my dark, twisted life. Neither of us have survived the suffering only to have it end this way and I refuse to believe that our time is done. It can’t be. Because she was made for me—the only good thing that came out of my past. And the first chance I get, I’m going to make sure she knows exactly what she means to me. No more lies. No more pretending. ust the raw, honest truth. I can’t live without her and I’ll spend the rest of my life proving to her that she belongs with me. That the life we were born into might have left us damaged, but it made us stronger. And when she claims her rightful place amongst us, I’ll be by her side and together we will rule this reckless dynasty. But first we have to survive…

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