Handpicked Kindle Books for Feb 13 2018 Judged by Their Covers

Today’s Picks – Best Handpicked Kindle eBooks – February 13, 2018

Happy Tuesday, Shelfbuzzers. Here’s today’s list of handpicked books (all under $5 at the time of posting, some marked as free). Happy reading!

One to Hold by Tia Louise

Shelfbuzz Score: 9 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance, Free

Derek Alexander is a retired Marine, ex-cop, and the top investigator in his field. Melissa Jones is a small-town girl trying to escape her troubled past.When the two intersect in a bar in Arizona, their sexual chemistry is off the charts. But what is revealed during their “one week stand” only complicates matters.Because she’ll do everything in her power to get away from the past, but he’ll do everything he can to hold her… (more)

Greensleeves by Eloise Jarvis McGraw

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

For eighteen-year-old Shannon Lightley, life’s been an endless parade across Europe, following either her actress mother or her renowned journalist father. Paris, Milan, London — Shannon has been everywhere, but somewhere along the way, she realizes she’s really… nowhere. Having graduated from high school and about to board yet another flight for yet another destination, Shannon is offered an alternative: stay in Portland, Oregon, with her parents’ close friend and help his law firm investigate a group of strangers living near the local university. A will with a substantial inheritance is being contested, and Shannon’s task is to gather… (more)

Lionheart by Martha Rofheart

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Historical

Richard of England was known as ‘Lionheart’.He was a King unbeaten in battle.His sword carved out a godlike legend from the battlefields of France to the blood-soaked sands of the Holy Land.He was England’s most romantic and heroic king, a passionate and sensitive man, great warrior, poet and musician, and a charismatic leader, blindly adored by the knights he commanded, deeply loved by more than one woman.But one woman captured his heart.She was a woman unchallenged in the lists of love.Blondelza, as daringly independent as she was beautiful. She lived by her wits… (more)

Whisper of Jasmine by Deanna Raybourn

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Historical

Notorious socialite Delilah Drummond won’t be deterred by the war. Instead, she decides to throw the event of the year, and she’s handing out invitations with an eye for wanton fun and wild abandon.There is the dashing explorer and archaeologist Gabriel Stark, a man at a crossroads in his life. Brilliant and restless, he’s just committed to a secret enterprise that forces him to play a public role very different from the man he truly is.And then there is the charming if flighty Evangeline Merriweather. Evie has dreamed her whole life of adventure. Little does she know, she’s… (more)

Spouse Trap by Cynthia Hamilton

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Thriller, Romance

Madeline Ridley had all she’d ever dreamed of: a handsome, successful husband, a place at the top of Santa Barbara society, every luxury money could buy. In all respects, her world was perfect… until she awoke in the early morning hours in a strange hotel room, alone, unclothed, with a splitting headache and no clue how she had gotten there. When Steven Ridley comes home in the middle of a weekday and throws a sheaf of damning photos at her, Madeline’s comfortable world collapses in a swirl of blackmail, sabotage and deceit. Hoping to convince Steven of her innocence, Madeline… (more)

Pear Shaped: A novel about love, heartbreak and dessert by Stella Newman

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction, Romance

Sophie Klein walks into a bar one Friday night and her life changes. She meets James Stephens: charismatic, elusive, and with a hosiery model ex who casts a long, thin shadow over their burgeoning relationship. He’s clever, funny and shares her greatest pleasure in life – to eat and drink slightly too much and then have a little lie down. Sophie’s instinct tells her James is too good to be true – and he is.An exploration of love, heartbreak, self-image, self-deception and lots of food. Pear Shaped is in turns smart, laugh-out-loud funny and above all, recognizable… (more)

Why They Cried by Jim Hanas

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.1 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Whether it’s a report from the real Cannes or a young couple discovering that reading Jacques Derrida aloud can lull their child to sleep, Jim Hanas finds the strange in the everyday and the everyday in the strange. Why They Cried answers its own question and the answer is funnier than you think. “Reminiscent of George Saunders and James Thurber, Why They Cried is a great collection of modern tales.” -Hannah Tinti, author of The Good Thief and co-founder of One Story magazine”Jim Hanas has a remarkable talent for imagining and crafting uncanny little worlds that make me… (more)

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Vol 1 : Escaping the Dead by W. J. Lundy

Shelfbuzz Score: 8 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Sci-fi

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is a introduction into the apocalyptic world of Staff Sergeant Brad Thompson. Alone in a foreign landThe radio goes quiet while on convoy in Afghanistan, a lost patrol alone in the desert. With his unit and his home base destroyed, Staff Sergeant Brad Thompson suddenly finds himself isolated and in command of a small group of men trying to survive in the Afghan wasteland. Every turn leads to dangerThe local population has been afflicted with an illness that turns them into rabid animals. They pursue him and his men at every corner and stop. Struggling to hold… (more)

Rune Gate: Rune Gate Cycle Book 1 by Mark E. Cooper

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Paranormal, Mystery, Free

Alexandra Yorke is one of a few trusted clairvoyants working with police on murder cases, but she has a secret. She isn’t a clairvoyant, she’s a witch unlike any other she has ever met. For years she has struggled to control her gifts and the very real ghosts of her past, but years living inside one serial killer’s head after another has taken its toll. She has reached the end of the road.Barely able to control her gifts any longer, Alex retreats from the world to live at her grandparents farm where she grew up. Seclusion is her answer… (more)

Collide – The Secret Life of Trystan Scott #1 by H.M. Ward

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance, Free

When Mari accidentally overhears that Trystan is in love, she can’t believe it. He’s pining over some girl that doesn’t know he’s alive. The confident swagger and endless stream of girls is a facade. It conceals his loneliness and hides how messed up he’s really become trying to flee from a life that’s battered him to his core. Trystan tries to figure out how to make it clear how much he loves Mari, but every insincere kiss and every broken promise haunts him because she knows them all. Now, Trystan has to prove to the one girl he’s actually fallen… (more)

A Face To Die For by Jan Warburton

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.1 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Historical, Romance

Pure nostalgia:London in the swinging sixties – about a young graduating art student, Annabel Spencer, and her eventual rise to fame as a fashion designer. How a strikingly beautiful girl whom she meets for a brief period at college becomes pivotal to her success and how these two women’s careers and love lives become uncannily entwined.It tells an intriguing love story hampered by loose morals, drug taking and emotional conflict – at a time when anything risque goes – and frequently does. This novel reveals the scandal and glamour of a fascinatingly decadent and revolutionary period in history… (more)

Robots Versus Humans by Robert Chazz Chute

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.5 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Sci-fi

The future is a dangerous place, especially if you’re in Marfa, Texas at the end of the world during a robot uprising. The story begins with the murder of one shopkeeper. Food and water supplies dwindle and the town’s residents flee. The Next Intelligence has come to rural Texas in the form of a robot invasion. War, destruction and many complications ensue. Emma is a Dome engineer fighting for survival on her exoskeleton stilts. Dante is a coward who just wants to catch a train out of town and maybe save his family, his friends and his new sex bot… (more)