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"Dr. Corrie’s professional dream has come true: she’s been invited on an archaeological dig to uncover an Aztec mystery. But there’s one big catch. Her longtime rival, Dr. Ford, is the lead on the expedition. As they become better acquainted, their animosity transforms into an undeniable attraction -- that is, until the truth behind Ford's motivations comes to light. Will they be able to find their happily ever after? This thrilling and steamy debut will appeal to fans of adventurous romances."
Migdalia Jimenez, Chicago Public Library, IL
NoveList read-alike: Do Your Worst by Rosie Danan
The Couple in the Photo by Helen Cooper"Lucy's perfect life crumbles when she sees a photo of her best friend on a romantic vacation with someone who isn't his wife. When she tells her husband, he tells her she must be mistaken and to leave it alone. Soon, the woman Lucy saw in the photo is found dead, making Lucy wonder if it's all in her head or if her husband is keeping something from her. Readers will be sucked into this well-written, fast-paced, twisty tale."
Sarrah Knight, Newton Public Library, IA
NoveList read-alike: Just the Nicest Couple by Mary Kubica
The Curse of Penryth Hall by Jess Armstrong"Unconventional American heiress Ruby is living in Exeter where she runs a bookstore. Sent to deliver a box of rare and dangerous books, she ends up getting involved in a murder, an ancient curse, and the possibility that witches really do exist. The storyline is revealed slowly, giving readers a chance to guess the who and why. The possibility of the supernatural lingers like fog along the Cornish coast: with a view that's sometimes clear and other times otherworldly."
Janet Makoujy, New City Library, NY
NoveList read-alike: The Cherry Robbers by Sarai Walker
The Fake Mate by Lana Ferguson"This paranormal rom-com follows two wolf shifters living in the human world, navigating the immense amount of shifter stereotypes to survive in the cutthroat world of medicine. Ferguson takes an interesting approach, creating a world where shifters are known -- and for the most part, accepted -- in society. Mack and Noah circle each other through the novel, fighting the pull of nature and attempting to navigate a relationship that is both fake and real."
Zoe Sucu, East Kingston Public Library, NH
NoveList read-alike: Not the Witch You Wed by April Asher
Familia: A Novel by Lauren E. Rico"Gabby takes a DNA test and finds out she has a sister in Puerto Rico, and Isabella is convinced Gabby is her lost sister. The mystery of finding out what really happened, while switching between different perspectives and the rich characters, will keep readers intrigued. Puerto Rico in all its complexity is just as much a character. This is a great book club pick that explores what family and sisterhood means."
Michelle Morris, Fort Worth Public Library, TX
NoveList read-alike: The Berry Pickers by Amanda Peters
On the Plus Side: A Novel by Jenny L. Howe"Everly has been chosen for a makeover show and is given the opportunity to see where she can go with her art and marketing skills, both of which she hides under a bushel. As she begins to grow and shine, she and the cameraman start falling for each other. Unfortunately, the show and Everly both become victims of sabotage. Can Everly and the show remain on the plus side?"
Patti Cheney, Wheeler Taft Abbett, Sr. Library, NC
NoveList read-alike: One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London
The Other Mothers by Katherine Faulkner"Choose your friends wisely! Tasha needs to jump start her journalism career, so when a nanny turns up dead in a neighboring community, she begins to investigate. She enrolls her son in school and becomes friendly with the other mothers. Exploring class and motherhood, this clever, twisty plot alternates between the nanny's past and Tasha’s present narration of events."
Jayme Oldham, Highland Park Public Library, IL
NoveList read-alike: Mother of All Secrets by Kathleen M. Willett
Rebecca, Not Becky by Christine Platt and Catherine Wigginton Greene"Two mothers -- one Black, one white -- form an uneasy relationship when their daughters become friends at their "progressive" private school. A must read for those wanting contemporary fiction that addresses important issues but maintains a brisk plot and relatable characters. Book clubs looking for something that is both funny and compelling should definitely consider this one."
Jennifer Schultz, Fauquier County Public Library, VA
NoveList read-alike: Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
This Spells Love by Kate Robb"Gemma just broke up with her ex, so her aunt, sister, and best friend Dax help her perform a love cleanse. Suddenly, she wakes up in another timeline where Dax doesn’t know who she is! Though now she has her own store, she wants to get back to her own reality. Or can she have Dax here as something more than a friend? Readers of Lana Harper's Witches of Thistle Grove series will love this."
Jessica C. Williams, Cleveland Public Library, OH
NoveList read-alike: The Good Part by Sophie Cousens
The Vacation by John Marrs"As the reader explores the distance between unlikable and likable, each character reveals that they are not who they seem to be. When they intersect at a run-down hostel, these travelers -- whether killers or caretakers -- drive this fast-paced narrative in which each viewpoint is well fleshed out."
Beth Emmerling, Enoch Pratt Free Library, MD
NoveList read-alike: This Train by James Grady
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