Reviews - Contemporary

Beyond the Dark
S.H.
Pratt

In “Beyond the Dark”, Malaki James has spent most of his adult life running from the demons of his past. He’s tried to make a life for himself, but his attempts keep on backfiring. When he moves to Washington State, he meets Emsley Dalton, a young woman who also knows loss and has struggled to overcome it. She’s a light in the darkness for Malaki.

Finding Her Forever
Ann V.
Stewart

For as long as she can remember, Shannon Paige has been in love with Jonathan Sutton, the wealthy boy next door. When he broke her heart, she fled her childhood home of Awenasa Island. Now she’s a high-powered executive in New York City, lonely but successful and determined never to look back… until her beloved grandmother is rushed to the hospital.

Polish to Perfection
Rachel W.
Jones

Classical pianist and perfectionist Ella Craig is on the verge of a breakdown. Returning home to San Francisco for the first time since the death of her beloved parents, she hopes to keep the true nature of her exhaustion from her loving, quirky family. The jig is up however, when she collapses at the end of a concert.

Lena Shapiro is a 39-year-old surgeon who has dedicated her life to achieving her academic and professional goals. She has a secure partnership in a thriving medical practice, but shaky experiences with romantic relationships. Then she’s asked to mentor 31-year-old surgical fellow Adam Sterling. He’s laid back. She’s tense. She’s from a working-class family.

Maddie and Connor met while on a cruise of Italy with some friends. Maddie thought Connor was suitable for a friend only, and never considered a romance with him. Fast forward to her going to London for work as a make-up artist on a movie set, and she is reunited with Connor. Except he has hopes to be more than just friends with Maddie, and has some serious plans to make it happen.

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