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Never Ever Getting Back Together by Sophie Gonzales

Never Ever Getting Back Together by Sophie Gonzales
Narrated by Barrie Kreinik, Natalie Naudus
Macmillan Audio

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When their now famous ex-boyfriend asks them to participate in a teen reality show, two eighteen year old girls—one bent on revenge, the other open to rekindling romance—get tangled up in an unexpected twist when they fall for each other instead in Never Ever Getting Back Together by nationally and internationally-bestselling and Indie Next Pick author Sophie Gonzales.

“Wickedly funny [and] searingly sexy.”—Kelly Quindlen, author of She Drives Me Crazy

It’s been two years since Maya’s ex-boyfriend cheated on her, and she still can’t escape him: his sister married the crown prince of a minor European country and he captured hearts as her charming younger brother. If the world only knew the real Jordy, the manipulative liar who broke Maya’s heart.

Skye Kaplan was always cautious with her heart until Jordy said all the right things and earned her trust. Now his face is all over the media and Skye is still wondering why he stopped calling.

When Maya and Skye are invited to star on the reality dating show Second-Chance Romance, they’re whisked away to a beautiful mansion—along with four more of Jordy’s exes—to compete for his affections while the whole world watches. Skye wonders if she and Jordy can recapture the spark she knows they had, but Maya has other plans: exposing Jordy and getting revenge. As they navigate the competition, Skye and Maya discover that their real happily ever after is nothing they could have scripted.

A Macmillan Audio production from Wednesday Books.


The Sixth Law by Adrian J. Smith

The Sixth Law by Adrian J. Smith
Narrated by Raphael Corkhill
Blackstone Publishing

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Extinction New Zealand returns in the much-anticipated fourth novel of the bestselling series.

Welcome to New Zealand: golden beaches, forest-covered mountains, pristine water and exotic bird life. A safe, friendly place to raise your family.

Not anymore.

All that was before the Hemorrhage Virus decimated the population. Before the survivors fled to the islands to escape the new and terrifying apex predators—the Variants. That was before Operation Utu launched to reclaim their land.

Ten years have passed since they took back their country. Ten years of hope, rebuilding and surviving. But while Jack, Dee, and the Renegades focused on creating a new, better civilization, evil was busy too. And evil doesn’t forget.

While away on a mission, Jack is shocked to learn that Dee and their son Marco have been kidnapped by unknown foes. As he races to locate them, the home they sacrificed so much for comes under attack by one of their own. Now the clock is ticking to keep their sanctuary from collapsing forever.


Only This Summer by Radclyffe

Only This Summer by Radclyffe
Narrated by Lula Larkin
Bold Strokes Books Inc

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Dr. Lily Davenport is the poster child for burnout—physically and emotionally. All she wants is a few months of nondemanding work at a summer camp, of all places, so she can figure out what to do with the rest of her life. The last thing she expects is to run into a woman who awakens a passion she hadn’t even realized had died along with all those she’d failed to save.

Forest ranger Chase Fielder is not in the market for a relationship. Counting on people never leaving is for fools. A fling with Lily promises to be exactly what Chase is looking for—short-term, hot as a forest fire, and one Chase can extinguish whenever she wants. Now all she has to do is convince Lily they’re a perfect match.

After all, it’s only one summer.


The Roads Left Behind Us by Kat Jackson

The Roads Left Behind Us by Kat Jackson
Narrated by Lila Winters
Tantor Audio

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After some unexpected life detours, Callie Lewes is determined to complete her PhD program and figure out what to do with the rest of her life. Her laser focus is finely tuned and she’s ready for total immersion in literature, subpar student essays, and all the joys that come with being a graduate teaching assistant. She has no time for, or interest in, anything else. Especially not dating.

Even if Callie were to entertain the idea of dating, she’s certain it would be with someone vibrant, open, and close to her own age. Definitely not someone like Dr. Kate Jory, a new member of Pennbrook College’s English department. Kate is both intimidating and a closed book. And the age difference between them is not small. But Kate is also brilliant and fascinating, and Callie is drawn to her in ways she’d never imagined possible.

Not that Kate notices. Or does she? Callie can’t tell. Even though they develop an engaging and flirtatious friendship, Callie struggles to work up the courage to put herself directly in Kate’s romantic path—wary of the type of fire she suspects their sparks could ignite.


Leaving’s Not the Only Way to Go by Kay Acker

Leaving’s Not the Only Way to Go by Kay Acker
Narrated by Ellie Gossage
Tantor Audio

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Lauren Ashburn left a promising job to help her family in Vermont take care of her dying father. Now that he’s gone, Lauren has every intention of returning to her old life—the vibrant, successful one her father had always expected her to have. But Lauren discovers that she feels adrift without his strict guidance.

Georgia Solomon designs homes for others. But as a bisexual autistic woman, she rarely feels at home herself. When her best friend dies suddenly, leaving her alone with their young daughter, her little slice of happiness vanishes. Now Georgia finds herself struggling to navigate a world that doesn’t understand her at all.

Lauren and Georgia clash at a disastrous work meeting, but Georgia’s daughter Hannah pulls them together despite themselves. As they discover new possibilities and priorities for the future, can they make room for love? Or will they have to leave each other behind—in order for them both to move forward?


Lovebirds by Cara Malone

Lovebirds by Cara Malone
Narrated by Tegan Bourke
Cara Malone

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Kiran has no room in her life for love.

She’s perfectly content with her close-knit friends, her avian research at the local university, and, well, her own hand is enough to satisfy her on lonely nights.

But then her BFF starts a family, Kiran’s dean denies her tenure, and she breaks her wrist trying to tame a traumatized cockatoo. In just a few days, everything Kiran cares about is obliterated.

The icing on the cake? Her influencer sister is planning the wedding of the century and to make it Instagram-perfect, she made Kiran promise not to be a loner with no date.

So when wildlife rescuer Danielle calls Kiran to help rehome a displaced owl, their road trip turns into more than either of them bargained for. In shared motel rooms across the Midwest, it’s easy to go from venting to hooking up, and Danielle even agrees to stand in as Kiran’s wedding date.

But will their friends with benefits arrangement end when Kiran’s cast comes off, or can she make room for love at last?


Sea Hunters: Shonisaurus by William Meikle

Sea Hunters: Shonisaurus by William Meikle
Narrated by Rain Corbyn
Severed Press

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John Seton, a grizzled British sailor, is a sea monster hunter.

When he takes on a job for an exclusive yacht club in South East Asia he expects it to be a simple one. It’s only one beastie after all.

But all too soon John and his crew discover that they are in big trouble.

An ancient terror from the deep has risen,

And it is out for revenge.


The Mirror Man by J. B. Manas

The Mirror Man by J. B. Manas
Narrated by Colin Martin
Self Published

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He could see everyone’s past but his own.

Julian Black avoids people. Tormented by the ability to experience their most intimate, painful memories with a single touch, he reluctantly begins using his skill to assist tenacious Philadelphia police detective Lela Mars. But his life is soon upended when he’s captured by an equally gifted man claiming to be from his past—a suave master thief who can make people forget.

Now this mysterious stranger is ordering Julian to obtain a vital government secret that could shift the balance of world power. With Lela Mars as his only ally, Julian faces an impossible choice: Comply or pit his wits against the world’s most secretive and deadly crime organization.

The Mirror Man is a stylish, twisty thriller that recalls the danger, charm, and wit of Hitchcock classics such as North by Northwest and To Catch a Thief, and the high-octane adventure of the James Bond novels and films.


The Personal Assistant by Kimberly Belle

The Personal Assistant by Kimberly Belle
Narrated by Chelsea Stephens, Chris Andrew Ciulla, Megan Tusing
Harlequin Audio

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USA TODAY bestselling author Kimberly Belle returns with a deeply addictive thriller exploring the dark side of the digital world when a mommy-blogger’s assistant goes missing.

When Alex first began posting unscripted family moments and motivational messages online, she had no intention of becoming an influencer. Overnight it seemed she’d amassed a huge following, and her hobby became a full-time job—one that was impossible to manage without her sharp-as-a-tack personal assistant, AC.

But all the good-will of her followers turns toxic when one controversial post goes viral in the worst possible way. Alex reaches out to AC for damage control, but her assistant has gone silent. This young woman Alex trusted with all her secrets, who had access to her personal information and front row seats to the pressure points in her marriage and family life, is now missing and the police are looking to Alex and her husband for answers. As Alex digs into AC’s identity–and a woman is found murdered–she’ll find the greatest threat isn’t online, but in her own living room.

Written in alternating perspectives between Alex, her husband, and the mysterious AC, this juicy cat and mouse story will keep you guessing till the very end.


Hidden in Snow by Viveca Sten, Marlaine Delargy - translator

Hidden in Snow by Viveca Sten, Marlaine Delargy – translator
Narrated by Laura Jennings
Brilliance Audio

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The splendor of the Swedish mountains becomes the backdrop for a bone-chilling crime.

On the day Stockholm police officer Hanna Ahlander’s personal and professional lives crash, she takes refuge at her sister’s lodge in the Swedish ski resort paradise of Åre. But it’s a brief comfort. The entire village is shaken by the sudden vanishing of a local teenage girl. Hanna can’t help but investigate, and while searching for the missing person, she lands a job with the local police department. There she joins forces with Detective Inspector Daniel Lindskog, who has been tasked with finding the girl. Their only lead: a scarf in the snow.

As subzero temperatures drop even further, a treacherous blizzard sweeps toward Åre. Hanna and Daniel’s investigation is getting more desperate by the hour. Lost or abducted, either way time is running out for the missing girl. Each new clue closes in on something far more sinister than either Hanna or Daniel imagined. In this devious novel by the bestselling author of the Sandhamn Murders series, discover what it will take to solve a case when the truth can be so easily hidden in the coming storm.


Such a Beautiful Family by T.R. Ragan

Such a Beautiful Family by T.R. Ragan
Narrated by Siiri Scott
Brilliance Audio

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A riveting novel of psychological suspense about perfect lives and hidden secrets by New York Times bestselling author T.R. Ragan.

Nora Harmon has a lot to be thankful for: two great kids, a stable marriage, and now, a dream career. Software consultant Jane Bell wants Nora on her team. She’s offering a fantastic salary, flexible hours, and a chance to travel the world. It sounds too good to be true, but Jane won’t take no for an answer.

Jane acts more like a friend than a boss, and Nora’s personal and professional boundaries begin to blur. Jane is smitten with Nora’s perfect family—particularly her daughter—and far too attentive to Nora’s husband. Nora can’t help but feel insecure and unsettled.

Maybe Jane is everything she says she is: a lonely woman in need of feeling the love of a kind and decent family. Maybe Nora is just being paranoid.

Maybe not.


Let It Snow by Michelle Stimpson

Let It Snow by Michelle Stimpson
Narrated by Jurnee Smollett, Kendrick Sampson

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No one wants to spend Christmas Eve snowed-in at the airport—but will it spark an unexpected romance?
It’s Christmas Eve and school teacher Nia West can’t wait to get to Jamaica for the sun and adventure she’s dreamed of all year long. So what if she’s traveling solo this year? A relaxing holiday alone on the beach sounds like a sweet escape from the usual family drama.

Family drama is something Andrew Beckman knows all too well. Ever since his ex-girlfriend started dating his brother, Andrew has buried himself in work at his veterinary practice. Now he’s on his way to an awkward family Christmas party with the happy couple, and all he wants is to put the season behind him as fast as possible.

When an unexpected blizzard grounds all flights, Nia and Andrew’s holiday plans are put on ice and they’re stuck spending Christmas Eve at the airport. Soon the pair of travelers decide to make the best of it and team up to spread holiday cheer to the other stranded passengers. After all, just because their flight is cancelled, doesn’t mean Christmas is. Now they’re about to discover that with the right person, home for the holidays can be anywhere—and life’s crossroads are the perfect place to begin a new story.


Bright Winter Lights by Liz Maverick

Bright Winter Lights by Liz Maverick
Narrated by Andrew Eiden, Emily Lawrence
Audible Originals

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Light up your heart this holiday season as two old flames get a second chance at love…

Billionaire businessman Adam Bosch decides to bring a date to the family Hanukkah party this year in hopes of getting a break from his mother’s matchmaking. Trouble is, his busy schedule hasn’t left much room for romance. Since he’s always remained cordial with his high school sweetheart Sara Schwartz, he gets back in touch and asks her to be his plus one. And if he’s being honest, it’s a good excuse to see her again…since he’s never quite forgotten her.

Sara’s a successful designer with a close circle of friends and a thriving business—so what if her love life is non-existent? When Adam resurfaces and asks her to pose as his date after all these years, she thinks it’s a ridiculous idea. But he’s charming, persuasive…and too cute to resist. Before long, they rediscover the spark that first brought them together. Will their holi-date turn into lasting love?


Just One Touch by Chelsea M. Cameron

Just One Touch by Chelsea M. Cameron
Narrated by Carol Anne Shaw
Chelsea Cameron

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McKenna Williams doesn’t like staying in one place. She has a restless soul, which has served her well for the last 23 years. Right now, her soul is taking a little pit stop in the town of Castleton, Maine, for the summer, and she’s enjoying the ocean breezes and friendly people. Plus, the house she’s staying in is right next door to her sister, Julia.

She’s determined to let nothing mess up her zen, until she gets a request to teach a private yoga class for recent divorcee Piper Patrick, and she’s hit with an instant attraction so intense, she can barely breathe. Piper is beyond off-limits: Not only is she McKenna’s client, she’s just ended her marriage, she has a son, and there’s nearly a 10-year age gap between them. Everything about falling for Piper is a bad idea. The magnetic pull toward each other is undeniable, and McKenna knows that it can only end in heartbreak. Will she take a chance on the woman she can’t resist? Or will she cut and run to save herself from losing it all?


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