10 Great Books Under $5 To Read Labor Day Weekend

I randomly selected 10 Hot Romances for Labor Day Weekend Reading. All of these books are great and I highly recommend them. Included a variety of genres and some are new releases and some were released earlier this year. Hope everyone has a great Labor Day Weekend!

$3.79 ~ Motorcycle Man (Dream Man) by Kristen Ashley
Publication Date: December 11, 2012
Book Description

Get ready to ride . . .

Tyra Masters has had enough drama to last a lifetime. Now, she’s back on track and looking forward to her new, quiet life. Until she meets the man of her dreams. The tattooed, muscled biker plies her with tequila-and the best sex of her life. She knows it isn’t the tequila and hot sex talking. He’s the kind of man she’s always wanted. Unfortunately, he’s also her new boss . . .

Kane “Tack” Allen has a rule. He doesn’t employ someone he’s slept with. So when he learns he spent last night in bed with his new office manager, he quickly fires Tyra. Yet when Tyra stands up to him and fights for her job, Tack is intrigued. He tells her she can keep her job on one condition: no more sex. Ever. But as things heat up between them, Tack finds that he’ll be the one breaking all the rules…

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Sale 99 Cents ~ The Line Trilogy (The Line Series) by Kimberly Kincaid
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Book Description
3 Novellas by Kimberly Kincaid

Love On The Line: Violet Morgan puts the personal in personal chef, catering to clients who want the full cooking experience rather than a culinary drop-and-dash. But when her brother’s police detective partner is injured in the line of duty and needs help during recovery, she makes an exception. Violet lost her father to the job seven years ago, and worries for her brother’s safety every day. The last thing she wants is to get up-close with her brother’s career-cop partner…again.

For Noah Blackwell, being a detective isn’t just a lifestyle, it’s a legacy. So when he’s forced to take mandatory leave and deal with the trauma amnesia keeping him from identifying his shooter, it’s as if insult and injury have joined forces— and now he’s got to deal with an unwanted caregiver on top of it. Never mind that he and Violet shared a steamy, secret kiss last New Year’s Eve. She rejects everything related to the job, and Noah’s not about to be distracted from recovering his memory and getting back to what he does best. No matter how pretty Violet is.

Despite their differences, Violet and Noah share a surprising bond in the kitchen that grows into something neither of them expect. But as Noah heals and their feelings for each other extend from the kitchen to the bedroom, Violet knows she must make an impossible choice. She may wear her heart on her sleeve in the kitchen, but can she put love on the line?

Drawing the Line: When Detective Jason Morgan is tasked with keeping a local restaurant owner safe as part of a make-or-break case, he rises to the challenge. The job is his first priority, and he owes it to the memory of his father, a detective killed in the line of duty, to do it at any cost. But Jason never expected Serenity Gallagher to be so beautiful, so serious…or so tough to protect.

Serenity has moved from place to place at the whim of her capricious mother all her life. The last thing she wants is to leave the diner she finally calls home, even if it means being stuck with a sexy blue-eyed detective. But she’s the only witness to a horrible crime, and the man behind it wants her very, very dead. Going into protective custody means survival, no matter how much Serenity hates hiding.

As Jason and Serenity bide their time together, they are shocked to discover they have much more in common than the surface reveals. But keeping her safe is Jason’s number one priority, no matter how much he’s drawn in by the woman beneath the witness, and Serenity’s past makes it difficult to trust. As the stakes get higher and the spark burns hotter, can Jason and Serenity draw the line?

Outside The Lines: As an Ivy League ER doctor who eats double shifts for breakfast (and lunch…and dinner), Blake Fisher has little appetite for anything other than work. Being on the staff at Brenstville Hospital means taking care of people, a need Blake understands all too well from losing his brother to cystic fibrosis eight years ago. When he’s asked to coordinate a carnival fundraiser for the cause, he jumps at the chance to help others with the disease…until it lands him side by side with the one woman he never thought he’d see again: his ex-fiancée.

Streetwise and rough around the edges, Jules Shaw is no stranger to earning a living through hard work. But when her job as the restaurant manager of Mac’s Diner puts her shoulder to really broad shoulder with Blake Fisher, she nearly balks. She’d rather dodge and deflect than admit the real reason she broke things off, but the catering contract for the carnival means big business for Mac’s, and feeding people is Jules’s lifeblood.

As Blake and Jules join reluctant forces, they quickly rediscover the spark between them. But the possibility of a future together hinges on coming clean about the past, with potentially devastating consequences. Can Blake and Jules overcome their drastically different backgrounds and learn to love again, or will they always be outside the lines?

Colton by Blood (The Coltons of Wyoming) by Melissa Cutler
Publication Date: August 1, 2013

Book Description
Rising romantic suspense star Melissa Cutler reveals more secrets from the Coltons of Wyoming… An unsolved murder haunts those who live and work at Dead River Ranch. When called to care for the ailing Colton patriarch, Dr. Levi Colton must face the father who never claimed him. He’s not looking for distraction, but he finds it in Kate McCord, the irresistible pastry chef. Beneath her sweet smile are scars from her own tragedy—and a determination for justice.

As a wildfire forces them together with an unknown killer, Levi and Kate must confront an attraction that flares hotter than flames. They edge closer to the truth, discovering that the secret that links their pasts could lead them straight into the killer’s trap.
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Real (The REAL series) by Katy Evans

EBOOK Publication Date: May 28, 2013
Book Description

An indie phenomenon and New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller, the first in a heartwrenching New Adult series about a beautiful young sports rehab specialist who can’t fight her attraction to a dangerously sexy underground fighter.
A fallen boxer.
A woman with a broken dream.
A competition…

He even makes me forget my name. One night was all it took, and I forgot everything and anything except the sexy fighter in the ring who sets my mind ablaze and my body on fire with wanting…

Remington Tate is the strongest, most confusing man I’ve ever met in my life.

He’s the star of the dangerous underground fighting circuit, and I’m drawn to him as I’ve never been drawn to anything in my life. I forget who I am, what I want, with just one look from him. When he’s near, I need to remind myself that I am strong–but he is stronger. And now it’s my job to keep his body working like a perfect machine, his taut muscles primed and ready to break the bones of his next opponents…

But the one he’s most threatening to, now, is me.

I want him. I want him without fear. Without reservations.

If only I knew for sure what it is that he wants from me?
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Crazy Beautiful Love (The Martelli Brothers) by J. S. Cooper
Publication Date: August 25, 2013

This is not the typical bad boy meets good girl story.

Logan Martelli is a bad boy. He’s handsome, sexy, and knows what he wants. He steals cars. He doesn’t do relationships. And he has the hottest green eyes in River Valley.

Maddie Wright is a good girl with a wild streak. She’s confident, strong, and goes after whatever or whoever she wants. And Maddie wants Logan Martelli with a passion.

One fateful night brings Logan and Maddie together and electricity sparks between them. Maddie and Logan make a real connection, but when Logan finds out who she is, he wants nothing to do with her. However, he soon realizes he can get the ultimate revenge for his family if he continues to date Maddie. The problem is he’s starting to fall for Maddie, and he knows that a relationship will mess up everything.

Logan has to decide if revenge is worth losing his one shot at real love. What price will he pay if he betrays the one woman who may finally see behind his bad boy image?

Crazy Beautiful Love is a new adult contemporary romance book. This book has mature content and is recommended for ages 18 and up.

Crazy Beautiful Love is an 85,000 word full-length standalone book, with no cliffhanger!

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99 Cents ~ Wicked Firsts by Elisabeth Naughton, Alexandra Ivy, Cynthia Eden, Laura Wright, Katie Reus, Joan Swan

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Genre: Paranormal Romance, romantic suspense, contemporary romance
Heat Level: Hot
Tags/elements: Paranormal, shifters, romance, sensual, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, first books of a series, bestselling authors, box set, box set of first in a series, alpha hero


$1.99 ~ High Risk (Adrenaline Search & Rescue) by Vivian Arend
Publication Date: March 5, 2013

Book Description
LIFELINE: an elite search-and-rescue squad based out of Banff, Alberta. Specializing in high-risk rescue missions, this team goes wherever the job takes them…

Rebecca James was once revered for her devil-may-care attitude and backcountry survival skills. But ever since she lost her partner in a fatal accident, patches of her memory have been missing. And until she can recall those final, tragic moments before the accident, she can’t move on.

Since Marcus Landers was permanently injured during a mission, all his energies have been focused on his Lifeline team. When Becki—whom he had an intense affair with seven years ago—arrives in Banff, he’s inspired to reignite the spark they once had. Their mutual ardor slowly awakens Becki’s dormant, haunting memories.

New truths surface until Becki must at last confront her greatest fear. Remembering the past might mean a future without the man she loves…

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$1.99 ~ King Hall by Scarlett Dawn

Book Description
A fresh, meaty, sink-your-teeth-in-and-hold-on-tight new adult fantasy series kicks off with King Hall…

King Hall — where the Mysticals go to learn their craft, get their degrees, and transition into adulthood. And where four new Rulers will rise and meet their destinies.

Lily Ruckler is adept at one thing: survival. Born a Mystical hybrid, her mere existence is forbidden, but her nightmare is only about to start. Fluke, happenstance, and a deep personal loss finds Lily deeply entrenched with those who would destroy her simply for existing — The Mystical Kings. Being named future Queen of the Shifters shoves Lily into the spotlight, making her one of the most visible Mysticals in the world. But with risk comes a certain solace — her burgeoning friendships with the other three Prodigies: a wicked Vampire, a wild-child Mage, and a playboy Elemental. Backed by their faith and trust, Lily begins to relax into her new life.

Then chaos erupts as the fragile peace between Commoners and Mysticals is broken, and suddenly Lily realises the greatest threat was never from within, and her fear takes on a new name: the Revolution.
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$2.99 ~ The Baby Bargain: A Once a Marine Series Book by Jennifer Apodaca
Publication date: March 11, 2013

Book Description
Seeing Adam Waters is the last thing veterinarian Megan Young expects. Ex-Marine. Ex-boyfriend. And still extremely dangerous territory. But Adam doesn’t know the secret Megan has been keeping from him. The secret that was created three years ago, after their last night together…
Adam returns to Raven’s Cove to sell his home in a final break with the town and memories that haunt him. The problem is that his attraction to Megan is as blazing hot as it ever was. But when a vicious smear campaign against Megan turns ugly, Adam learns the truth he never knew—he has a son.

Now the only way Megan can protect her child is to strike a bargain with Adam. And it’s a bargain that looks a lot like blackmail…

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99 Cent Sale ~ Shattered Blue: A Romantic Thriller By Jane Taylor Starwood
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Publication Date: March 14, 2013
Book Description
2013 RONE Award Nominee, Romantic Suspense

She thought she could escape her dark past by running away, changing her name. She thought her tormentor was dead. She was wrong.

Shane MacKinnon used to be somebody else…

Hounded by scandal and haunted by a terrible secret, Shannon Malone fled Manhattan for the mountains of New Mexico and a new identity. Five years later, she’s met a man who loves her in spite of her troubled past, a man who’s leading her into a world of sensual pleasure she’s never known. One morning a voice from her past threatens to shatter her new life. Someone thinks she has the missing millions from an investment scam, someone who also has a far more sinister reason to find her. The monster who tormented her childhood is after her again, and Shane must find the courage to beat him at his own sadistic game.

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Forgotten Sins by Rebecca Zanetti

Forgotten Sins by Rebecca Zanetti
Publication Date: July 2, 2013
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Cori
Rated: 4.5 Stars


His Secrets Can Destroy Her

From the moment Josie laid eyes on sexy, mysterious Shane Dean, she was in love. Their desire ignited a passionate affair, and within weeks, Shane had slipped a ring on her finger. It seemed her every fantasy was coming true . . . until her new husband disappeared without a trace. Now, two years and one broken heart later, Josie is shocked when the hospital calls: Shane has been found . . . at a crime scene with no memory of how he got there.

Her Love Can Save Him

Shane can’t remember the blue-eyed angel at his bedside-or who he even is-but he knows something isn’t right. His hearing is razor sharp, his physical strength incredible, and the urge to protect Josie overwhelming. For powerful enemies are hunting him, and Josie is the key to discovering why. As Shane struggles to unravel his past, dangerous new truths come to light. Can he protect the only woman he’s ever loved? And can Josie trust a man she thought she knew-one who carries such a deadly secret?


I was blown away by Forgotten Sins! It hooked me from page one and kept me on edge through out the entire story. Forgotten Sins is filled with action, danger, mystery, drama and steamy romance. Rebecca Zanetti pulls the reader into the story with her characters. I not only loved the main characters, Shane and Josie, but Shane’s brothers as well and can not wait for their story. Shane wakes up in the hospital with no memory of his life and a wife at his bedside that he left 2 years ago with no warning or explanation. He has no memory of Josie, but instantly feels his connection and his need to protect her. Their story will take the reader on an emotional adventure. I loved this book and cannot wait for the next book In the series! I highly recommend this story for all romance lovers!

Review copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Shattered Blue: A Romantic Thriller by Jane Taylor Starwood

Shattered Blue: A Romantic Thriller by Jane Taylor Starwood
Publication Date: March 14, 2013
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Cori
Rated: 4.5 Stars

Shane MacKinnon used to be somebody else. Hounded by scandal and haunted by a shameful secret, wealthy, privileged Shannon Malone fled Manhattan and took on a new identity.

Five years later, she’s finally met a man who loves her in spite of her troubled past. He’s leading her into a world of sensual pleasure she never imagined.

Now a menacing whisper on the phone threatens to shatter her new life. Someone thinks she has the missing millions from a massive investment scam. Someone who also has a far more sinister reason to come after her.

Shane thought the monster who tormented her childhood was dead. She was wrong. And now that he’s found her again, he’ll stop at nothing to finish his sadistic game.

I loved Shattered Blue! Jane Taylor Starwood’s debut novel is a heart-lurching, page-turning, romantic suspense that kept me captivated! It has everything I look for in a great romantic suspense book. Plenty of danger, mystery, and steamy romance. Shattered Blue also has an intriguing plot with great characters. Matt Brennan is the perfect man in my opinion and Shane is a really likable female lead that is working to face the monsters of her past. I really enjoyed how they came together and the banter between them. Matt has an instant attraction with Shane, and Shane needs some convincing and boy does he set out to convince her! There is lots of steamy romance and passion between them. I highly recommend this book for all romantic suspense lovers! Jane Taylor Starwood is an author to watch and I can not wait to see what she comes up with next!

*Review copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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A taste of SHATTERED BLUE for you…

From Chapter 42 ~ SHATTERED BLUE
Jordan loomed over her and a flash of light blinded her momentarily. The knife. Shane felt her newfound courage faltering, felt herself falling back through the years, into the body of that little girl.


She closed her eyes, pictured Matt’s face, Gram’s face, and felt her strength returning. She would not let Jordan terrify her again. She might fail tonight, she might die, but she would not be his whimpering victim.

Opening her eyes, she braved the flashing glare of the hunting knife he held above her face. She willed her body to lie still as she stared straight into his eyes. With a thrill of triumph, she saw the surprise in the gray eyes that stared back at her.

Neither of them spoke a word, but they both knew the final moves in the game were at hand, and that Shane had just altered the rules. She could see the dawn of awareness in his eyes: She was no longer a mere pawn to toy with as he pleased.

On the other hand, he still had the knife.

About the Author

Jane Taylor Starwood is a long-time resident of Long Island’s North Fork, and grew up San Diego, CA, and survived the crucible of New York City for fifteen years before moving to the North Fork.

Her romantic suspense novel, “Shattered Blue,” is available as an ebook and trade paperback, and She is hard at work on the next one.

Her nonfiction book, “Long Island Wine Country: Award-Winning Vineyards of the North Fork and the Hamptons,” was published in 2009.

TEMPTED INTO DANGER (Harlequin Romantic Suspense) by Melissa Cutler

TEMPTED INTO DANGER (Harlequin Romantic Suspense) by Melissa Cutler
Publication Date: June 4, 2013
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Cori
Rated: 4.5 Stars

“Keep the asset safe or die trying.”

When a simple mission to deliver the beautiful and brilliant Vanessa Crosby to a safe house goes horribly wrong, ICE agent Diego Santero’s life gets complicated. Keeping the anti-crime analyst safe from the notorious mercenaries after her program will put everything he’s worked for at risk.

Relentlessly hunted and not knowing whom to trust, Diego takes Vanessa on the run, deep into the heart of the deadly Panamanian rain forest. Vanessa reminds herself that she’s just another asset to the ruggedly handsome black ops agent…until their intense situation leads to a release of passion neither expected. But even if they make it out alive, how can they ever have a future together?

Melissa Cutler is a new author for me and I was surprised and completely blown away by Tempted Into Danger! It completely captivated me from page one and kept me up late turning the pages. Diego is the definition of a hot alpha male! I loved him! Vanessa starts off as a mission for Diego and turns into the person he can’t live without. The danger kept me on the edge of my seat and rooting for the characters. Their story completely pulled me in and once I started reading I couldn’t put the book down because I had to see what would happen next. This story has everything I look for in a great book. It is packed with danger, action, steamy romance and great characters. I highly recommend this book for all you Romantic Suspense lovers! I can not wait for the next book and I am adding Melissa Cutler’s books to my must read list!

*Review copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.