Handpicked Kindle Books for May 5 Judged by Their Covers

Today’s Picks – Best Handpicked Kindle eBooks – Romance Tuesday

Happy Cinco de Mayo, Shelfbuzzers! Here are our eBook picks for Tuesday, May 5. Today we’re featuring romance books.

In Between by Jenny B. Jones

Genre(s): Romance, YA

Can we overcome our past? Katie Parker is about to get a new life–whether she wants one or not. With her mom in prison, and her father AWOL, Katie is sent to live with a squeaky-clean family who could have their own sitcom.She launches a full-scale plan to get sent back to the girls’ home when she finds herself in over her head… and heart.When Katie and her new “wrong crowd” get into significant trouble at school, she finds her punishment is restoring a historic theater with a crazy grandma who goes by the name of Mad… (more)

Unauthorized Affair by Lisa Ladew

Genre(s): Romance, Thriller

When Jen Mansko finds her soon-to-be fianc in bed with another woman, she decides to make a new life for herself. She finds herself in a new city with a new job as a cop, something she never could have imagined in her former life. After landing her dream job, she now finds two men vying for her attention. One a cop, the other a criminal. She has to make a choice, before all choices are ripped from her.18+. Swearing and sexual content.This is a spin-off of the Edge of the Heat Series. The characters… (more)

Marked by Kaylea Cross

Genre(s): Thriller, Romance

When danger lurks behind a familiar face–Successful architect Rachel Granger loves her job and her life, but when a terrorist on the FBI’s most wanted list targets her, there’s only one man she can trust. She hasn’t seen Jake in years but her former college friend told her he’d always be there for her and she definitely needs him now. Even though her feelings for him go far deeper than friendship and just being around him risks her heart, she would do anything to keep those she loves safe from a madman bent on unleashing hell.Only one man… (more)

Under My Thumb by Abby Reynolds

Genre(s): Romance

This is the first novel in the Serenade Trilogy. It is a CLIFFHANGER. If you do not like a novel in a series, this book is not right for you. It also contains foul language, explicit sex scenes, and is only suitable for 18+.Warning: IT IS A CLIFFHANGER!!Prudence sets out with her band to Los Angeles to make it big. Leaving behind London is difficult for her, but not because she fears she’ll be homesick. She’s never coming back. And her brother has no idea.After she arrives, she performs one of her first shows. But little does… (more)

Dating Husbands by Lindy Zart

Genre(s): Romance

Bianca has three loves: her job, her cat, and Bloody Marys. Not necessarily in that order. Life is good, the best, until Drew sabotages Bianca’s black and white world and forces her to see the gray in it. Which is really annoying, as it disrupts her Bloody Mary drinking time.Drew Montgomery left his old life to start a new one, but still the past continues to haunt him. Bianca Fisher makes him forget, gives him hope, and confounds him, all at once, and from just one encounter. Drew tells himself to run, to run away and fast, but his… (more)

Surrender by Melody Anne

Genre(s): Romance

Rafe Palazzo takes what he wants with no regrets. Arianna (Ari) Lynn Harlow has led a charmed life until tragedy strikes her family. He’s looking for a no-emotions attached mistress, she’s looking for redemption.They are not a pair that should ever work, but undeniable attraction and devastating tragedies bring them together in the city by the bay where he fights to keep their relationship nothing more than an enjoyable way to meet his needs, and she battles to not lose herself in him. Spending time with Ari starts cracking the hard shell that Rafe has built around his… (more)

Bound by Brenda Rothert

Genre(s): Romance

College senior Kate Camden has learned to adapt – to her last year of school, to the promise of motherhood, to the fact that she’s doing it all alone. But just when she’s learned to adjust, heartache threatens to break her apart.Pro hockey player Jason ”Ryke” Ryker has it all: adoring fans, a promising career, and a beautiful wife. But when his seemingly perfect life is shaken by tragedy, he’s left questioning whether having it all is ever more than an illusion.When circumstance brings Kate and Ryke together, they discover they don’t have to hurt alone. Bound by a… (more)

The Escort Next Door by Clara James

Genre(s): Romance

The Escort Next DoorJulia has the seemingly perfect family; a successful husband and three wonderful kids. From the outside all seems well, but behind closed doors things are anything but ordinary. Julia’s marriage has become distant and she finds stunning evidence about her husband’s actions on his business trips. Julia wants to escape and decides to make a decision that will change her life forever.Sample Of What’s Inside!I don’t recall how I went from sitting at the table to laying on the bed. I do know that my head was swimming and it wasn’t just thanks to… (more)

Oceans Apart 1 by Amanda Heartley

Genre(s): Romance

The Hottest New Adult Romance Of The Year!Review: “…holy heck, this is a hot book. I love stories that are slow burners…that make you wait for the “good stuff” while building up the characters. Amanda did a great job with the intimate cyber scene. Could’ve been really confusing with the back and forth but it felt incredibly real.” – Adele H, Goodreads”It’s been months since the big break-up, but what do you do when the life you knew goes straight to hell? How do you pick yourself up from a cheating asshole like Brad? Virginia Peterson is… (more)

One Sweet Summer – A Mermaid Isle Romance by Cali MacKay

Genre(s): Romance

From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Cali MacKay…Riley Carter’s never found anyone who could live up to her first love, Thorsen Black.So imagine her surprise when, twelve years later, he shows up at the unique and quirky inn she manages on Mermaid Isle, off the coast of Maine.The sweet, gangly teen has matured into a sexy and handsome man, leaving her heart desperate to pick up where they left off.It’s impossible for her to ignore the way her body instantly reacts to his touch and he’s just the distraction she needs when she finds out… (more)

The Sweetest Seduction by Crista McHugh

Genre(s): Romance

A new contemporary romance series that’s a sexy, modern twist on Seven Brides for Seven BrothersNever, ever, mix business with pleasure…Lia Mantovani has created one of the hottest restaurants on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, but all that could disappear if she loses her lease with Kelly Properties. Having had her dreams ripped away from her before, she’ll do everything in her power to keep her restaurant. Her fate hangs on the whims of the frustratingly handsome Adam Kelly.Adam has spent years trying to convince world famous chef Amadeus Schlittler to open a restaurant in Chicago, but he wants… (more)

Hunted Holiday: A Vampire Romance by Mandy M. Roth

Genre(s): Romance, Paranormal

A Vampire Paranormal RomanceDani Malloye hates the holidays, and with good reason. Though her best friend tries to force the Christmas spirit on her with giant Santas and elves that light up, she’d rather spend her time doing what she does best–enforcing paranormal law on the streets of Chicago. Nothing like a little evil bloodshed to lighten the mood. Besides, work means she can spend time with her sexy boss, Cornell Sutton. Too bad Cornell is uptight, her new neighbor, and a vampire. Everyone knows slayers and vampires just don’t mix. Or do they? Please note: Title was… (more)

Everlasting by Candace Knoebel

Genre(s): Romance, Paranormal

What if your destiny lay on the other side of death? The annual Culling ceremony is a day every coming-of-age novice looks forward to within the Primeval Coven. It’s the start to being initiated into the Night Watchmen, humankind’s protectors, and it’s the long-awaited day when novices discover if they’re a Hunter or a Witch.But this day is not a happy one for Faye Middleton. Not when she’s known her whole life that she’s a Defect and is about to face banishment in front of her fellow novices. She’s forced to attend the Culling with little… (more)

Swept Away 1: Swept Away Series, Volume 1 by J. Haymore

Genre(s): Romance

I’m a prisoner here. But even if I could escape… would I be strong enough to leave? Ethan Williams radiated confidence. His darkly handsome good looks and ocean-blue eyes mesmerized me. But it was the way he looked at me that drew me in. He wasn’t looking at my past or at my scars, but the real me behind all that baggage I was trying so hard to leave behind.But Ethan had secrets–dark, ugly secrets. I was trapped in the middle of the ocean in a dangerous tangle. The problem was, I was happy to be trapped… (more)

In the Balance by Vanessa Graham

Genre(s): Romance

For nine years, Christy Drew harboured a secret love for David Langley.The only problem is that David married Christy’s sister, Jill — the ‘pretty’ sister to Christy’s ‘clever’ one.Now, after the death of their father, Christy’s come to visit David and Jill at their country home, and is relieved to realise that David no longer has the same effect on her as before.But Jill is just as selfish as always.Christy finds herself succumbing to the irresistible attractions of Nicholas Blair, headmaster of the renowned Manor House Prep School.But just when Christy thinks she and Nicholas might… (more)

Hour of the Rose by Christina Skye

Genre(s): Romance

Star-crossed strangers uncover old passions in the shadows of hauntingly beautiful Draycott Abbey.Archeologist Kelly Hamilton follows a trail of secrets to England, tracking a priceless thousand-year-old sword. But the abbey’s beauty hides old dangers, and it will take all Kelly’s courage and her gift of second sight to stay alive.Rugged ex-Royal Marine Michael Burke wants Kelly gone before sunrise, and will brook no refusal. But Burke is overruled, and in the nights that follow, Kelly’s visions tell her this man is no stranger.She has known him long before.As his ardent lover…Soon… (more)