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Park Avenue Pick-Up by DC Renee




Title: Park Avenue Pick-Up
A Cocky Hero Club Novel
Author: DC Renee
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 5, 2022


Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward are excited to bring you the Cocky Hero Club: original works from various authors inspired by Keeland and Ward’s New York Times bestselling Cocky Bastard series.


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I’d been okay with my life.

Well, I was okay-ish.

I was missing love, missing that happily ever after like my friends Elodie and Hollis had, like the kind plenty of their friends did, like Lincoln and Melody, and many others.

And then life happened, and things fell apart…for Lincoln. But Elodie was Elodie, so she knew how to draw me in to help.

So, help I did, which led to friendship, which led to my stupid heart being involved. Except it was only my heart involved.

Denial!

That was what I did to keep things the way they were.

The problem was, it was getting harder and harder to deny my heart, and Lincoln was making it easier and easier to love him.

And our friendship was growing, even outside of the walls of the Park Avenue Pick-Up.

But that was all it was. Friendship.

As long as I kept telling myself that, then I would be fine, right? If I believed it, then maybe my heart would too.

But then he found out about our link. (He didn’t remember me anyway – so it didn’t even count, right?)

Either way, it forced us to look at some hard truths…about the heart. Our hearts.

Insert happily ever after here, right?

See…life didn’t usually happen just once. It tended to make things fall apart often.

And ours was no exception.

Park Avenue Pick-Up is a contemporary romance inspired by Park Avenue Player.







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AUTHOR BIO

DC Renee is a contemporary romance fiction author who tends to write standalone novels that always shock you with a twist. She’s been writing all her life. It started with adorable rhyming poems as a kid for anniversary and birthday presents, moved onto monologues and short stories as a teen, then transitioned to fan fictions before she found the courage to publish a book.

DC lives in sunny and (mostly) warm Los Angeles with her husband and their two toddlers – a girl and boy that want to “work just like mama,” often climbing in her lap and “writing” on her computer. She’s very close with her entire family – extended included, and her sister is her muse.

When she’s not working, writing, and spending time with the family, she loves watching mindless TV, tinkering with diy projects, and of course, reading.

DC Renee is a mommy of two, sneaking in writing after bedtime. She missed sleep, and lives on coffee so that she can write romance novels, always with a twist.


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The Sky at Night by Samantha Lovelock

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About The Sky at Night

𝙃𝙚 𝙝𝙖𝙨 𝙬𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙣 𝙛𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙩 𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙛𝙚𝙚𝙩. 𝙄 𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙣 𝙩𝙤 𝙗𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙝𝙞𝙢 𝙩𝙤 𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙠𝙣𝙚𝙚𝙨. Heroin Heartbreak is the hottest band around, and Ty McInnis is the reason why. His blistering blend of smoldering sexiness, bad-boy charm, and killer voice makes him the perfect front man. But until I got here, he was just a faceless voice on the radio in my messed up world. The Overlook is supposed to be the place for me to heal the wounds left by my father. Instead, Ty has made it his mission to make my stay here pure hell. He has no idea who he’s playing with, though. I give as good as I get—and then some. I’ve already survived the Devil personified, and this cocky rockstar has nothing on him. The trouble is, the more I learn about Ty, the more something in me wants what he’s trying so desperately to hide. It’s all fun and games until somebody loses their heart. Why am I starting to think that somebody is going to be me?

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Meet Samantha Lovelock

Samantha Lovelock is a USA Today Bestselling Author of sexy, emotionally-charged, contemporary new adult romantic suspense novels. A sarcastic individual with a decent sense of humor, she loves good books, scary movies, music, dark chocolate, and fast cars. She‘s a proud Queen of Innuendo, champion of Name That Tune, and has never met a cliffhanger she didn’t like. Her guy means the world to her, and so does her cat (sometimes even in that order), and her Mum is her hero, hands down. She lives in the foothills of the beautiful Canadian Rockies with her British cowboy and their Norwegian Forest Cat, Winston Churchill.

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Redeeming Jayden by Brina Brady is available on Pre-order.

Age Gap, Rogue Artist, German Translator, Haunted Castle, Missing Family, Secrets, Steamy, MM Romance Suspense, HEA, KU

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JAYDEN BARRON

Twenty-two-year-old artist Jayden Barron is summoned home from New York City by his father to assist in the family business of painting and selling replica art to international rogue buyers. Nothing prepares him for what he encounters when he arrives, however, his entire family is missing.

Those his father has been dealing with rarely return missing people alive. The family attorney sends Jayden out of the country for his protection, straight into a haunted castle with a singing ghost who leaves him lilacs in the middle of the night. Fortunately, the castle also has Harlan Wendell.

HARLAN WENDELL

Affluent, generous, thirty-two-year-old, German interpreter, Harlan Wendell has every material possession he could want, but no love in his life. He hires young Jayden to recreate his family portraits lost in a fire. It isn’t long before he realizes that Jayden is much more than an employee to him, and they begin a relationship that fulfills both their desires.

When events take a dramatic turn and secrets are revealed, can Harlan protect Jayden and their love?




The Final Salvation

Four Packs Trilogy Book Three

Nic Starr & BL Maxwell

Preorder now for August 31 release

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Luca Bassani enjoyed a quiet, ordinary life. As an IT guru, most of his time was spent engrossed in technology and away from people. Now all that’s changed. As the one man who is a compatible donor, he’s suddenly essential to keeping his alpha healthy and preventing him from succumbing to The Slow Death. But serving his alpha, Zander Kingston, is something Luca is proud to do.

Diesel Jones is an enforcer. Following in his father’s footsteps, he has big boots to fill. But he’s focused and dedicated to the East Territory pack and avoids anything that distracts him from his duty. His dedication, together with his brawn and brains, ensure his reputation as being the best at his job.

When a possible threat on Alpha Zander Kingston’s life is uncovered, tensions rise within the pack. Security is increased and Diesel is assigned as the personal bodyguard for Luca. They find themselves paired against the enemy while battling their growing attraction.

Diesel must keep Luca safe and ensure his alpha’s life by doing so. But pack rivalry is strong and when threats become actions, suddenly Diesel is in the race of his life to ensure the future of the pack and to save the person who has come to mean everything to him.

The Final Salvation is part of the Four Packs Trilogy. While it can be read as a standalone, to ensure maximum enjoyment, it is best read in series order.

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Happy Pride!

Freezing Aversion

Consortium Series Book 2

BL Maxwell

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The cold isn’t the only killer in the wilderness.

Benjamin Coulton is a tracker employed by the Consortium, the ruling counsel

of vampires. When he’s sent to investigate a rogue vampire killing indiscriminately in a remote region of Alaska. Bad weather hampers his effort and he loses the vampire he’s been tasked to find.

Leon Davis and his friend Trevor agreed to be winter caretakers for several cabins and a fishing lodge, thinking it would be easy money. They settle into their daily routine of checking the cabins for animal break-ins, or broken water pipes, and prepare for a long winter.

Until a run in with a vampire changes everything.

Ben finds a newly turned vampire left for dead by the rogue vampire, and suddenly Ben’s mission changes course. In the freezing wilderness of Alaska, he uncovers more truths and the mate he’d always longed for… and now the vampire he was tasked to find is hunting them. #MMParanormalRomance #vampire #fatedmate #thriller


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Triple the love, twice the racers, and one big romance.

Will societal pressure derail this unconventional relationship before it begins?

Tate’s always been boy crazy, and he loves like he races—with fierce intensity. Faced with the choice of a lifetime, how can he pick between two lovers who mean everything to him?

Pilot is primed to take over the security company he works at with his best friend. Settling down? Not in the cards. Until a pair of motocross racers rock his world, changing it forever.

Bryce does everything his way, from the purple streak in his hair, to breaking away from his parents to his career in motocross racing—and especially his love life. When he meets not one but two men who fit into the world he’s made for himself, he must figure out how to keep them there. He has to convince everyone…the men, his parents, and even himself.

Holeshot 2 is a love story about three very different men who learn together to fight for their love.

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Sir Ethan’s Contract

By Brina Brady

Narrated by Alan Lewis

Available on KU

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Rich, intelligent, and ridiculously sexy, Sir Ethan finds his submissive left him, breaking their D/s contract. Not wanting to be alone, Sir Ethan places an ad, offering a large sum of money for a submissive man. He wants to take care of a submissive, make rules, and dish out the consequences. American born Adrien Dubois loses his family when ICE deports them to France. He hooks up with a mean ex-felon in a dilapidated trailer. When Stone abandons him, Adrien finds an ad for a submissive. Sir Ethan is going to be Adrien’s Dominant for one month, and he’ll make lots of money. What could go wrong? He’s going to take care of Adrien, and all he has to do is follow Sir Ethan’s rules or his Dominant will spank him. Adrien is terrified to admit it, deep down he knows that soon he’ll beg Sir Ethan to strip him bare and teach Adrien what happens to bad boys. Two men dumped not looking for love, one needs money, and the other wants convenient sex.


Carolina Sky Books 1 and 2 are out…

Book 3 Coming soon.

Vampires, Muses, Witches, and Rockers. 

What better combination could there be? Romance and intrigue take center stage in this paranormal adventure.

A serialized paranormal Rockstar romance with several mythical beings and multiple pairings—including MM MF MMF FF
(Must be read in order, each book is an episode with potential cliff hangers

Summer Blood (Carolina Sky Book 1)

Their music is tuned to the supernatural

His life is finally coming together, Matthew has confronted his personal demons, stepped into his role as the leader of the band Carolina Sky, and found love he’d never dared to dream of.

But dark forces that Matthew cannot control are in play. Something with fangs wants him for their own and doesn’t plan on taking no for an answer.

Stardom or a living nightmare? Can Matthew and the band have one without the other? Will they survive what the future has in store for them all?

A serialized paranormal Rockstar romance with mythical beings and multiple pairings—including MM MF MMF FF.

Tags: Rockers looking for fame, forbidden love, vampires are coming, women with fangs, prolific song writing, gay love, bi-sexual love, fighting demons, fighting alcoholism, energy draining performances, jealousy among friends, love triangle, everybody wants the singer



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Blood Ties (Carolina Sky Book 2)

 

The ties that bind are made of blood

Tobia and Gwin’s afterlives have been varied and long. From their separate creations to being intertwined. But now everything is changing. And it’s all because of Matthew, the lead singer for the band, Carolina Sky. They want him and will do whatever it takes…

A serialized paranormal Rockstar romance with mythical beings and multiple pairings—including MM MF MFM FF.

Tags: Vampires stalking the rocker, Rockers looking for fame, forbidden love, kidnapping, abduction, vampires are coming, women with fangs, prolific song writing, gay love, bi-sexual love, everybody wants the singer, angsty vampires

 

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The Stone Series Boxset

BL Maxwell

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The guardians were created for protection, but they were used in the past to protect a power hungry vampire. Made of stone they’re all impervious to harm, but their hearts can still be broken. All three books surround the same faction of gargoyles, but each hilights a different fated mate couple. Each book can be read as a standalone but best enjoyed as a paranormal romance series.

Book One: Stone Under Skin

Book Two: Blood Beneath Stone

Book Three: Stone Hearts

#mmparanormalfantasy #urbanfantasy #gargoyles #vampires #fatedmates



Magazines and Motorcycles

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Jason Gibbons:
As an ace sports reporter, Jason is revving up for his next big story—Ryker Brennan, Supercross star, sexy and solid. He captivates Jason like no one else ever has.
“Despite having told myself not to get worked up, I am. And it pisses me off. Ryker Brennan is under my skin, and nothing good is going to come from that.”

Ryker Brennan:
Motorcycles are his passion. He’s a little sweet and a heck of a lot of wild rolled into a 250 racer who’s always primed for the next big win. Then Jason Gibbons rolls into Ryker’s life and now his wheel’s are spinning.
“I fell and got a mouth full of dirt. That’s racing. The bike just got away from me, kind of like Jason did after that kiss. So why was I still thinking about him?”

When life gives them a gnarly track to follow, they both have to get dialed in for the next jump. Will they accept the challenge?


The Slow Death

Narrated by Guy Veryzer

Four Packs Trilogy Book One

Nic Starr & BL Maxwell

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Caught in the fallout of a rare disease, and members of opposing packs, Zander and Marrok’s future as fated mates hangs in the balance.

Alexander Kingston wasn’t destined to lead the East Territory pack, but fate had other ideas. Becoming the next Alpha in his dead brother’s place and managing his father’s expectations is a challenge, one that’s only getting harder with time. When his father, the Alpha is reluctant to accept outside assistance when one of their own is afflicted with a deadly blood disorder, Zander must take a stand against his father or lose another pack member to The Slow Death.

Marrok Blain is part of the North Territory pack. With his unique knowledge of The Slow Death, the debilitating progressive disorder that slowly kills with every shift, he offers help, knowing he’ll be met with resistance from his friend’s pack. What he doesn’t expect is the overwhelming pull to the stubborn yet undeniably gorgeous son of the East Territory Alpha.

Four packs coexisting with rising tensions, and a genetic disorder that reminds them of the common thread that connects them all. Zander and Marrok are the key to an uneasy alliance, or all the packs will suffer. Especially Zander, who discovers he’s got one more deadly fight to face. #ReluctantAlpha #FatedMates #Shifters #MMParanormalRomance #EnemiesToLovers

The Ultimate Sacrifice

Four Packs Trilogy Book Two

Nic Starr & BL Maxwell

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Grady Summerville is facing a slow and agonizing death, but has come to terms with his disease and doesn’t fear dying. However, fate has other ideas, presenting him with a future thanks to Max Steele. Grady owes his very life to Max, and as his health improves, finds himself falling head over heels with his savior.

Max Steele has been forced to leave his pack and everyone he knows to move to the West Territory to be a blood donor for Grady. He knows it’s the right thing to do, but it doesn’t mean he has to like it.

As tensions escalate between the two packs, Max finds his loyalty tested and is torn between following his alpha, or following his heart.

If Max doesn’t make the sacrifice then it will be Grady making the ultimate sacrifice and paying with his life. #MMParanormal #Shifters #FatedMates #EnemiesToLovers




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DAY 5 PRIDE MONTH SPOTLIGHT – Ellie Thomas


 BRVL AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT Ellie Thomas

Held Close to my Heart by Ellie Thomas

Held Close to My Heart is a Historical MM Romance set in the Restoration period of 17th century England. It’s a First Love, Opposites Attract, Friends to Lovers romance with a HEA.

Release day is June 4th and my ebook is included in the 20% off pre-release/new release sale at JMS Books until June 11th.

Blurb:

Since their mid-teens, Luke has been deeply in love with his childhood friend and neighbour, Jem, who spends most of the year at the decadent court of King Charles II in London. In the intervening years at home on Twelvetrees Farm in Oxfordshire, Luke has been occupied by helping his disabled father run their small estate, taking on the burden of work to support his family. Meanwhile, Jem has enjoyed all the worldly pleasures available to him at court.

When they are both twenty-one, and Jem returns to Westlecot Manor to spend the summer, Luke’s feelings for him reach boiling point. Luke can no longer cling to the belief he is important to Jem. He is overwhelmed by jealousy at the prospect of Jem’s dalliances with any visitors to the manor house, while aware that Jem is bewildered by his outbursts of disapproval.

Will Luke allow his jealousy to get the better of him? Might he dare to speak his deepest feelings? Or would that destroy their lifelong bond forever?



Extract: from Luke’s POV

I cursed myself for allowing my resentment to get the better of me. I should have accepted Jem as a bright and carelessly happy creature and be grateful he still sought my company despite being surrounded by a glamorous throng.

But somehow, as June became July, my sense of grievance gathered. I used the excuse that I was dog tired, working from dawn to dusk, my father’s worries for the coming year burdening me, as I pushed myself even harder in an attempt to allay his anxiety.

Weary as I was by late in the day, I couldn’t refuse to accompany my family to the evening diversions at the manor. It would have seemed churlish to our good friend Sir Harry, and, with so many men present used to casual customs, I was needed to help my mother keep a careful eye on my sisters or be a strong and willing arm to support my father when required.

Repressing a yawn while watching the dancers, I tried not to resent Jem, glowing with health, well-rested, the life and soul of the party, conviviality itself. For some reason, this particular

night, he bore the brunt of my frustration, his vibrancy and happiness contrasting painfully with my cares and exhaustion. I cursed his leisure time, his immaculate appearance, his care-free existence. I was heart-sore with wanting him, sick of myself and my ever-present foul mood.

We were about to depart for home, leaving the merrymakers to continue dancing until the early hours. I had fetched my mother’s shawl for her and was walking through the vestibule by the library on my way to the entrance hall where my family made their farewells.

At that very moment, one of the court ladies emerged from behind the library door, flushed and giggling, in the act of retying the laces at the front of her bodice. One step behind her, inevitably, was Jem, an amused smile on his lips as though he had been well-entertained.

“Luke,” he called out to me in good spirits as the lady scurried off to her chamber to tidy herself before returning to the main party. “Are you enjoying yourself?”

The expected polite reply froze on my lips.

“Your father is a generous host as always. But I’d rather be in my bed, and resting up for the long day ahead,” I replied curtly.

“Oh, come now,” he said jovially, patting me on the arm, “after your labours, you should take the opportunity to make merry amongst us all.”

“Take your example, you mean?” I asked sharply.

Jem seemed to perceive my uncertain humour, and his smile faded. “Luke, what’s the matter? Did you not enjoy our party?”

His innocent query unleashed my pent-up bitterness.

“It’s all very well for you to say, without a concern in the world. You don’t have to rise as soon as it’s light, be an extra pair of hands for your father so that he doesn’t fret himself into an early grave or keep watch over your mother and sisters and worry about her portion and their dowries. Those weights are not on your shoulders.”

Jem tried to calm me with a quip, “But they are such powerful shoulders,” he said, running an appreciative hand over the sleeve of my sober jacket. Rather than soothing me, that seductive touch stung me to harsh speech.

“Not that you’d care or notice,” I continued bitterly. “You’re too busy chasing after any available skirt or pair of breeches.”

Jem looked taken aback by my outburst. “But Luke,” he started to protest mildly.

“Oh, away with you. Go frolic with whom you please,” I said roughly, and for the first time ever, I walked away from him without a second glance, let alone an ameliorating word. 

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22

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23

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Decoding Norse Myths with Pet Ravens

 

Nonfiction

Publisher: Mindstir Media

Date Published: January 23, 2022


Norse mythology has intrigued mythologists, linguists, and runologists for many decades. This intrigue lies in the mysteries that lurk in these myths. These mysteries include the lack of archeological finds prior to the Viking Age, (late 700s A.D. to 1100), the absence of authentic celebratory rituals paying homage to the Norse gods and goddesses, and an absence of a thorough explanation of the meaning of the names of the Norse gods and goddesses. This book sheds light on these mysterious elements, especially the meaning hiding beneath the names and places in Nordic myth. This commentary is a lexicon focused on etymology and semantics designed to allow the reader to gain insight into these myths. Definitions linked to names of gods and goddesses and words found in the Norse myths become a lexicon referring to the vocabulary of a particular people, a language, and a branch of knowledge, that have application both in the present and the ancient past. I let the words journey me across the boundaries of time, culture, and academia. Follow the common threads of various languages related to similar words to discover the essential meanings. The written versions of Nordic myths and sagas from the oral tradition occurred in the 13th century by a small number of people. It seems to me that there is a margin of error in misinterpretation of sounds and images of these oral traditions when committed to written documents. This margin of error is part of the intrigue and mystery. The Norse myths may have been 100s, if not 1,000s of years old when Snorri Sturluson committed them to paper in the early 13th century.



 
About the Author


Lois Liggett is a retired physical therapist. She has traveled throughout the world. She worked in Japan in 1990 as a geriatric rehabilitation consultant for several retirement communities. She has an M.A. in gerontology from Hood College and a B.S. in physical therapy from Russell Sage College. She has an avid interest in the interface of language with mythology, religion, and spirituality.




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THE HISTORY OF US

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE HISTORY OF US by Jennifer Bardsley Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About The Book:

Title: THE HISTORY OF US

Author: Jennifer Bardsley

Pub. Date: July 12, 2022

Publisher: Montlake

Formats: Paperback, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 317

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, Audible, B&N, TBD, Bookshop.org

From Sweet Bliss author Jennifer Bardsley comes a poignant romance about a small-town crime that throws together ex–high school sweethearts who have never quite gotten over their past.

Andrea Wint’s life in the small town of Port Inez, Washington, is a simple one. She works, enjoys the gorgeous view from her bay window, and visits her dad at the memory-care facility. Her father is in the late stages of Alzheimer’s, but Andrea brings in one coin from his valuable collection every day—little bits of precious metals that seem to bring him back to himself, even if just for a few moments.

So when Andrea’s house is burgled and the coins disappear, she’s bereft.

To track down the culprit, she turns to Dustin Karlsson, who just happens to be her former high school sweetheart. Years ago, they broke each other’s hearts, and some wounds are slow to heal. But Dustin feels indebted to the ailing Tom Wint and wants to help.

What’s more, Dustin has a personal stake in finding the perpetrator. In fact, he suspects the thief could be his own brother-in-law, a gambler and a drunk who skipped town, leaving Dustin’s sister and two young nieces behind.

As Dustin and Andrea travel the Pacific Northwest in an effort to recover the missing coins, old feelings rekindle. Maybe their happily ever after can still be minted.

 

Advanced Praise:

“Jennifer’s story peels back layer after layer until Dustin and Andrea get down to what really matters—what they feel down deep in their hearts. A lovely story of finding love, healing old hurts, and working together toward a lovely future together.” —Carolyn Brown, New York Times bestselling author of Riverbend Reunion

“Equal turns thoughtful and sweet, The History of Us is a darling read. Dustin and Andrea shine as a couple, and Port Inez is the type of small-town that will draw you in like you are a member of the Karlsson family.” —Addie Woolridge, author of The Checklist

“Jennifer Bardsley delivers a beautifully written story of love, family, and second chances. You will experience all the feels as the hero and heroine navigate their way toward happily ever after. The characters were written with such authenticity that you will feel as if you know them personally. I enjoyed the love and devotion both main characters showed for their families. Bardsley skillfully handled the delicate subject of Alzheimer’s disease with grace and care, weaving it into the storyline flawlessly. These two characters truly went on a journey that led them back to each other. —Joy Avery, author of Something So Sweet

“Gripping and emotional, The History of Us is a beautiful story of what it truly means to love someone. Bardsley weaves a captivating tale of the complicated but powerful nature of family bonds, taking readers on a journey through the Pacific Northwest with two broken people looking to recover something lost—and along the way, rediscovering their enduring love for each other.” —Elissa Grossell Dickey, author of The Speed of Light and Iris in the Dark

“Jennifer Bardsley’s love stories are exactly what we need right now—books with hope, family, and characters that feel like home!” —Brooke Burroughs, author of The Marriage Code and The Name Curse

 

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About Jennifer Bardsley:

Jennifer Bardsley believes in friendship, true love, and the everlasting power of books. A graduate of Stanford University, she lives in Edmonds, Washington with her husband and two children. Jennifer’s “I Brake for Moms” column has appeared in The Everett Herald every week since 2012. She also writes Young Adult Paranormal Romance under the pen name Louise Cypress. When she’s not writing books, or camping with her Girl Scout troop, you can find Jennifer walking from her house to the beach every chance she gets.

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6/1/2022

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6/4/2022

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6/5/2022

#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

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Lady Hawkeye

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6/7/2022

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6/8/2022

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6/11/2022

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6/13/2022

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6/15/2022

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6/17/2022

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6/18/2022

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6/19/2022

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6/20/2022

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6/21/2022

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6/22/2022

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6/23/2022

The Momma Spot

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6/24/2022

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6/25/2022

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6/26/2022

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6/28/2022

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6/29/2022

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6/30/2022

The Reading Devil

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