Top 10 Best Romance Novels May 2015
Transport yourself to a romantic place and time with these best-selling romance books.
One choice can destroy you. Veronica Roth’s second #1 New York Times bestseller continues the dystopian thrill ride that began in Divergent. A hit with both teen and adult readers,Insurgent is the action-packed, emotional adventure that inspired the major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ansel Elgort, and Octavia Spencer.
The paperback edition includes special bonus content by Veronica Roth.
As war surges in the factions of dystopian Chicago all around her, Tris attempts to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.
A choice becomes a sacrifice
A sacrifice becomes a loss
A loss becomes a burden
A burden becomes a battle
One choice can destroy you
New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth’s much-anticipated second book of the dystopian Divergent series is another intoxicating thrill ride of a story, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreaks, romance, and powerful insights about human nature.
Bonus materials include:
Evelyn’s Speech to the Factionless
“The Reality of Grief” by Veronica Roth
Insurgent Discussion Guide
and an Excerpt from Allegiant!
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Twin boys grow up in the same family, in the same town. Dramatically different, they become bitter enemies, even as children. One good, one bad. One leaves his peaceful hometown, but when all else fails, the prodigal son returns, twenty years later. The reunion of brothers, sweet and healing at first, exposes shattering revelations of good and evil. #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel tells a brilliant, suspenseful story of suspicion, betrayal, and a life-and-death struggle for survival. Which twin is good and which is evil, as the tables turn again and again?
In a matter of days, Peter McDowell loses everything he has worked so hard for—his wealth, his property, his livelihood as a star investment banker. And then it gets worse. The stock market crash not only plunges Peter into joblessness, it causes a rift in his marriage that he cannot repair. Stripped of everything, he has only one place to retreat: a lakeside cottage he inherited from his parents, who left most of their modest estate to Peter’s twin. With no other choice, the prodigal son goes home.
A beloved small-town doctor, a devoted family man, and a pillar of his community, Michael McDowell serves others without regard to personal gain. Only Peter knows how Michael manipulated their parents when the boys were young, ultimately driving Peter away. At first, he dreads seeing Michael again. But, to his surprise, their reunion is tender and real. Only later, as Peter mulls over his late mother’s journals, does the truth begin to emerge, as realization and panic begin to set in. Who is his twin? Is the façade real, or does something terrifying lie beneath? Imagination or a reality too terrifying to believe?
In a race for time, Peter throws caution to the winds to find the truth. What he discovers will change their lives forever, the lives of their children, and an entire town.
Powerful, poignant, and filled with complex and layered characters, Prodigal Son is a riveting novel of secrets, salvation, and redemption from master storyteller Danielle Steel.
It was only supposed to be one night
We met at a wedding. He was hot. And I’d been in a year’s drought.
He smiled. We got drunk. We flirted. We hooked up. I left early the next morning without saying goodbye. It was only meant to be a one night stand. I didn’t want the awkward morning after moment. Not at all.
Then I went home for the weekend. And he was there. Sitting on the couch chatting to my dad. Turns out he was more than just a stranger. Turns out that my one night stand was about to cause a whole heap of trouble. Turns out that it never just stops with one night.
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Jeri Halston should be working on Wall Street, not in a forgotten old bar in Flagstaff. But the brilliant, gorgeous twenty-six-year-old prefers bartending at Joe’s Last Stand Saloon to climbing the corporate ladder. When Jeri starts receiving love letters from an anonymous admirer, she’s amused by their far-flung postmarks and coy Polaroids that never quite show the writer’s face. Their postscripts are even more intriguing: “Don’t order dog.” Hilarious but harmless, the letters don’t raise any red flags to Jeri—until a hyper-vigilant homeland security agent discovers that the letters are originating from places where the world’s top energy researchers keep turning up dead.
As the mailed missives turn from tame to threatening, Jeri realizes that her nameless, faceless pen pal just might have dragged her into an international terrorism plot. And there’s no marking “Return to Sender” on this nightmare.
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Joseph Fafa of Nigeria has high hopes when he begins his premed studies at a North Carolina College. But his love for the beautiful and talented daughter of a prestigious Southern family threatens to destroy his dreams of becoming a doctor. Will he escape the power of an irate father and hold onto his youthful love, a flare of illumination sparked amidst the clash between two cultures?
Love’s Affliction braves the limits of romantic love, overcoming barriers, and pondering how the dreams of our youth can temper and deepen our foundations.
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Life wasn’t supposed to be easy… but I didn’t expect it to be this hard. When I met my new stepbrother, Grayson Williams, I expected him to be a rich jerk. I expected him to be popular, arrogant, handsome, charming and dominant. But I didn’t expect to fall for him… After earning my college degree, I am trying hard to be an independent woman and I am trying hard to make it on my own. I don’t want Mom’s help, and I definitely don’t want to loan money off her rich new husband. But then things fall apart and I have nowhere else to turn. And my stepbrother Grayson is there waiting for me… This is a stand-alone delicious contemporary romance story with mature situations. Readers should be 18 plus!
Bella desperately needs her job and is willing to do anything to keep it… Billionaire Brock Maxton works all of his personal assistants hard. He expects work to be delivered at the highest quality and before it is due. When it becomes clear that Bella can’t keep up with her tasks, she is destined to lose her job. But Bella fights hard, and Brock offers her one last chance at a job – as his penthouse assistant. With caution, Bella accepts the position but can she handle what the job has in store for her? This is a stand-alone delicious contemporary romance story with mature situations. Readers should be 18 plus!
Taking a chance on Gibson Barclay was something Chloe never envisaged in her future when she was in college. Years later, she found herself thrown into his world with no immediate way out. She knew that trying to be the girlfriend of Gibson Barclay would come at a price. Was she capable of trusting him with his notorious womanizing reputation and temptation only a heartbeat away? Chlloe was still dealing with her own dark event, and with the media constantly thirsty for new information about Gibson and his life, it meant Chloe would constantly watching over her shoulder, fearful of her past rearing its ugly head again. Gibson promised to protect Chloe, but how could he keep her safe from the past that still haunts her with his life in the spotlight? When Gibson’s trust is put to the test how will he react?
For fans of Contemporary, New Adult and Erotic Romance comes the newest series from Readers Choice Award winning and Amazon Best-selling author Melissa Toppen. You and I, Book One Twenty-one year old Anna Blake has lived her life by one simple rule; never get attached. Having learned early on in life that nothing is guaranteed, she knows there is only one person she can truly rely on; herself. But when she accepts a job as a dancer at one of the most secretive and exclusive clubs in the country, operating under the name Logan, she meets the one man who makes her question everything she thought she knew. Bentley Reed is exactly the type of man women crave. Rich, powerful, and as sexy as they come; the definition of a playboy. A former soccer star turned business mogul, Bentley is used to getting what he wants, when he wants it…. but he has never met a girl like Logan before. Their undeniable attraction is clear from their first encounter and neither can deny the sexual chemistry that flows between them. When Logan agrees to one night with Bentley, she has no idea that one night will alter her very existence. Determined to walk away from a man insistent on not letting her go, Logan struggles to resist the temptation of what her body desires above all else. What happens when two people who operate by the same rules, find themselves breaking them all for the chance to experience just one more night in each others arms?
Loving Marigold Young Marigold Yarrow has a secret. She’s also in love with Jack Mahoney. In the middle of her ninth grade year, Jack’s family up and moves to Port Fare, New York, leaving the small town of Sugar Maple, West Virginia – and Marigold – far behind. Nine years later Jack and Marigold meet again. They join forces to weed out the shady Abbott boys. The unscrupulous brothers are illegally selling moonshine near her home on Sugar Maple Ridge. And they’ll do anything to get Marigold to leave the ridge. Anything. But this time it could be magic that tears Jack and Marigold apart.
Sherry Gammon’s debut novel, Unlovable, quickly rose to Amazon’s best sellers list. It is currently being made into a movie.
Copyright 2015 Kelly Downing