Here are my April reads…

What if it’s You by Shauna McDonnell. The Secrets We Keep by Lisamarie Kade. The Endgame by Riley Hart. Life Forgotten by Layne Deemer. Finding Forever Series by Rebecca Raine.

What if it’s You by Shauna McDonnell

My name is Ava McCann…
I’m a quirky, socially awkward hairdresser, who is undeniably single.

I enjoy long walks to the fridge, anything from the ’90s, and nightly Netflix marathons.

Oh, and I’m completely and utterly, not in love with my best friend, Danny.

I figure it’s past time I get over my teeny tiny — okay, huge — crush, and join the world of online dating. But one lousy date after another has me ready to give up on the game of love.

Could my hot-as-hell, MMA fighting best friend be the reason Mr Right seems so far out of reach?

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The Secrets We Keep by Lisamarie Kade

In a blink of an eye life can change, altering the path one is on.

Now living in a new town with a new name, Evie quietly learns to adjust. 
When she meets Landon, he captures her attention and makes her feel things she’s never felt before. 

But Evie has been dealt a hand she didn’t ask for, one that consists of secrets she can’t tell.
What will happen when those secrets come out of the darkness, revealing a truth she didn’t want exposed?

Can Evie and Landon weather the storm together or will their secrets tear them apart?

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The Endgame by Riley Hart

Weston 
When I left home, I swore I’d never hide anything about myself again. From college, to law school, to the United States Senate representing California, I’ve done it all as an out gay man. So, when I’m in DC and see a beautiful guy at the hotel bar, I don’t hesitate to proposition him…right before he runs out on me, leaving his sunglasses behind like my very own Cinderfella. 

Anson 
I’ve always known I’m gay, but never acted on it. Pretending isn’t easy, but it means I can keep playing football. No one has ever guessed my secret until the gorgeous man at a bar in DC. At least he doesn’t know who I am–the best tight end in the NFL, playing for the Atlanta Lightning. Though my identity doesn’t stay a secret from him for long. 

Between texts and late-night phone calls, we get to know each other. West’s the only person who knows all the parts of me, just like I know his. When he asks for one night together so he can show me what it’s like to be with a man, I can’t say no. But once isn’t enough, and we keep sneaking around together–brief encounters, in California, Georgia, or DC, filled with passionate touches and whispered truths. 

I never thought I’d have love. West never thought he’d want it. Now we’re all in with each other, but he still has time left in his Senate term. I have contract obligations to fulfill, and I’m closeted. We don’t even live in the same state. The odds are stacked against us, but if there’s one thing I know, it’s how to win. He’s the endgame in the biggest challenge of my life, the one I’m banking my future happiness on.

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Life Forgotten by Layne Deemer

When you carry the weight of the world on your shoulders, you’re bound to fall apart. Who will be there to help pick up the pieces?

Nellie Campbell is a fixer. She’s selfless in her need to solve the problems of the people she loves. When her mom is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, she puts her own life on hold and dives head first into caretaker mode. Her days are spent consumed with the troubles of others—her mom, her wayward sister, the neighborhood stray cat, the single mom next door. She tackles every issue as though it were her own, ignoring herself in the process.

Until she meets Jude Hargrove. After one brief encounter, he manages to awaken something inside of her that she had long left for dead. Herself.

But is it too late for Nellie? Can Jude help her see her own worth or will she be destined to see herself as a problem that just isn’t meant to be solved?

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Finding Forever Series by Rebecca Raine