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Audiobook Review: The Best Corpse for the Job by Charlie Cochrane

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 MysteryFiction

best course for the job audio cover

Narrator: David Maxwell
Length: 7 hours, 53 minutes

Adam is more than ready to call it a day. Lindenshaw St. Crispin’s, the school where Adam teaches, is looking for a new headteacher and it’s come down to three potential candidates, one of whom has just had his interview. Another called in sick, and the third … well, he’s dead. And not in the peaceful manner one hopes for, but in a ghastly and painful case of strangulation in the children’s cafeteria. Now, instead of heading home for a cup of tea, Adam is a potential suspect in a murder investigation.

Robin Bright was unfortunate enough to attend St. Crispin’s as a child. It was a time of being bullied and tormented, and the last thing he ever wanted to do was go back. But, as an Inspector, it’s his duty, like it or not...

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Sweet Summer Days (The Grays Family & Friends Book 1) by Sheryl Lister

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 NovellaFiction

Celeste Williams has finally gotten her life back on track and the last thing on her mind is dating again. Then she meets Thaddeus Whitcomb, a man as caring as he is handsome. The chemistry between them is instant and irresistible. Celeste thought no man could move her as deeply as her late husband, but Thad rekindles a passion she never believed she’d feel again.

Since his divorce years ago, Thad has lived a full and successful life. The moment Celeste crosses his path, he realizes she’s the piece he never knew had been missing. As friendship blossoms into more, Thad discovers a second chance at romance. But Celeste begins to retreat...

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A Seagull Summer by Jane Lovering

Thursday, August 6, 2020 RomanceFiction

Summer by the sea – a time to spread your wings, right?

Leah has come to Dorset to collect seaweed samples for a nutrition research project. She’s trying to leave behind a disastrous family life, and is haunted by the death of her best friend, Claire, on whom she relied for advice.

Here she meets Brendon, an Australian come to search for his mysteriously-vanished-from-the-family great grandfather. Brendon has discovered a fear of British seagulls, particularly Roger, a hand-reared bird which has taken a liking to Leah. As Leah and Brendon form a summer friendship, their pasts catch up with them. But together they help each other to see beyond the narrow confines and mistakes of the past.

The Seasons by the Sea series combines laugh-out-loud humour with damaged people redeemed by l...

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Matilda Next Door by Kelly Hunter

Monday, August 3, 2020 RomanceFiction

When a long-anticipated holiday takes an unexpected turn…

Aussie farm girl Matilda Moore kicks off her dream trip to London by flat-sitting for her childhood friend. But London is daunting, crowded and noisy, and that’s before Tilly finds a baby on the doorstep. There’s a note attached: “Henry, if you’re reading this, please know the worst has happened.”

Probability expert Henry Church has finally returned home to Wirralong, Australia, to see his grandparents when he gets a phone call from Tilly that breaks every statistical analysis. The probability of him being the father is marginal. Plus, he knows nothing about caring for a baby. Emotions and socializing are even bigger mysteries. He begs Tilly for help—can she cut her holiday short and bring the baby to Wirralong?

Ti...

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Spirits Duet by Julia Talbot and B.A. Tortuga

Friday, July 31, 2020 ThrillerFiction

Spirits is a duology featuring two stories by authors Julia Talbot and B.A. Tortuga. 

Moonshine

Moonshine and full moons, two things that don’t necessarily go together. It’s hard enough to get by making moonshine — not only is it dangerous, it’s also not strictly on the up and up — but the timing gets even more tricky for Jenson when he has to start keeping track of the moon, as well. He hadn’t expected to get anything more than a good night from the blond twink at the bar, but now he’s a werewolf. While Jensen is still getting used to that, David barges into his site, snarling and growling and snapping at him as if, somehow, the whole werewolf thing (which David also seems to have got caught up in) is his fault.

Between all the fighting and fucking, Jenson and David decid...

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Hopeless Bromantics by Isla Olsen

Friday, July 24, 2020 RomanceFiction

Wade Anderson is moving back to Staten Island with his five-year old son after his divorce. He’s now realizing he shouldn’t have stayed away so long. Wade is staying with his sister while renovating his grandmother’s home and he had no idea the contractor he hired was Brendan Kelly, his close friend from high school. Wade hasn’t seen Brendan in 11 years and the two of them step right back into their friendship.

At thirty-two, Brendan thought his life would be more settled, but he hasn’t had the best luck with dating and hasn’t found the one yet. The contracting business he owns with his brother keeps him plenty busy, but Brendan still wants a solid relationship and a family...

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Open House: A Rivalry Romance by Ruby Lang

Friday, July 24, 2020 RomanceFiction

Love can take root where you least expect it.

Tyson Yang never imagined that one day he’d be the de facto spokesperson for an illegal community garden. But when the once-rat-infested-but-now-thriving Harlem lot goes up for sale, Ty can’t just let all their hard work get plowed under.

Even if he is irresistibly drawn to the lovely but infuriatingly stubborn real estate associate.

Magda Ferrer’s family is already convinced this new job will be yet another flop in her small but growing list of career path failures. But her student debt isn’t going anywhere, and selling her uncle’s historic town house and the lot nearby means a chance to get some breathing room.

Ty is her charming rival, her incorrigible nemesis, the handsome roadblock to her success.

Until one hot Harlem night ...

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