ER doctor Brianna Ortiz has had it up to here with men. She just finalized a divorce from her cheating husband, and the new guy at work has been nicknamed Dr. Death for losing seven patients on his first day. Yet when she tries to console him about it, his abrupt rudeness totally takes her aback. With a brother who desperately needs a kidney transplant, Bri has enough to worry about without work drama on top of it. Then she gets the sweetest letter from Dr. Death—er, Dr. Jacob Maddox—himself, and suddenly everything becomes clearer. Bri does the only thing she can think of. She writes him back. And he writes her. And soon Jacob’s little notes are the highlight of her day. Both are shocked when it turns out Jacob is a donor match for Bri’s brother’s transplant. Willing to do anything to express her gratitude at his sacrifice, Bri agrees to go as Jacob’s date to his brother’s wedding. They’re not dating for real, of course. But Jacob’s boisterous family doesn’t know that. And when they get the wrong impression, there’s nothing to do but go along with the charade…
When Alexei Lebedev finally comes out to his conservative community, it does not go well. That’s how he ended up on the rugged Pacific Crest Trail, hoping he can figure out a new life plan in the thousands of miles it’ll take to walk it. He’s prepared for rattlesnakes, blisters, and months of solitude. What he’s not prepared for is the ray of sunshine named Ben Caravalho. Charismatic and outgoing, Ben’s personality and infectious laughter is a stark opposite to Alexei’s quiet, reserved demeanor. But no matter how determined Alexei is to hike the trail alone, it seems they can’t avoid being drawn to each other. Through snow crossings and close calls with coyotes, Alexei inches closer to letting Ben in. The more Alexei learns of Ben’s loving family and supportive friends, he begins to get a taste of what found family and belonging could truly feel like. But just as Alexei starts to let go of his defenses, a sudden change in plans reawakens his fears—and Alexei must discover if he has the courage to face something even scarier than the trail less traveled: letting himself fall.
Their love was supposed to last forever. But when life delivered blow after devastating blow, Yasmen and Josiah Wade found that love alone couldn’t solve or save everything. It couldn’t save their marriage. Yasmen wasn’t prepared for how her life fell apart, but she’s finally starting to find joy again. She and Josiah have found a new rhythm, co-parenting their two kids and running a thriving business together. Yet like magnets, they’re always drawn back to each other, and now they’re beginning to wonder if they’re truly ready to let go of everything they once had. Soon, one stolen kiss leads to another—and then more. It’s hot. It’s illicit. It’s all good—until old wounds reopen. Is it too late for them to find forever? Or could they even be better, the second time around?
This powerful and deeply moving novel from New York Times bestselling author Natasha Lester sweeps readers from Nazi-occupied Paris to the sun-kissed coast of southern France, as a young woman faces unimaginable danger to help safeguard the Louvre’s treasures—and the repercussions of her actions generations later when her legacy helps another woman in her greatest hour of need.
In Paris, 1939, Eliane Dufort is working at the Louvre when the Germans invade. They think she’s merely cataloging art and unaware they’re stealing national treasures for their private collections. But they’re wrong. They have no idea she’s carefully decoding their notes and smuggling information to the Resistance. In present day, Remy Lang heads to a home she’s mysteriously inherited on the French Riviera, where she discovers a catalog of artworks stolen during World War II and is shocked to see a painting that hung on her childhood bedroom wall. Suddenly she’s left wondering who is her family, really? And does the Riviera household more secrets than she’s ready to face?