Five #MustRead Releases – October 2018
The Perfect Crime
Jessica Wolfe’s career as a lawyer at the prestigious Sydney Legal was going from strength to strength until her brother, Alistair Wolfe, decided to get involved in human tissue trafficking. Alistair’s subsequent arrest and conviction brought with it a mountain of negative publicity and has damaged Jessica’s prospects of a partnership at the law firm. Jessica is determined to prove her worth despite her brother’s criminality.
Then she receives a phone call from an old high school flame that will change her life forever…
Mackenzie Callaway is a successful property developer. A former high school football jock, he’s defied everyone’s expectations by scraping his way through college and graduating with a business degree. Sheer hard work, a whole lot of charm and a fair amount of luck has enabled him to accumulate wealth like he’d never dreamed possible. Then his ex-girlfriend’s body is found hidden inside a suitcase stashed in the air conditioning vent in one of his buildings and all hell break’s loose.
The police think they have enough circumstantial evidence to charge Mackenzie with her murder and his perfect life begins to spiral out of control. His only hope is the girl he’s known since high school who just happens to be a damned fine criminal defense lawyer.
Can Jessica and Mackenzie ignore the spark of attraction between them in order to save Mackenzie from being convicted for a crime he didn’t commit…?
The Millionaire Mountain Climber
When danger threatens a bona fide city girl, an adventurer is her only hope of rescue
Mountain climber Matt Hanley is a former investment manager whose lean body and rugged good looks epitomize an outdoor adrenaline junky. When his business partner in their country hotel is injured, he needs an efficient replacement in a hurry.
Hailey Gordon lives a chic city life free of adventures and daredevils. She craves stability and security but loses her job and boyfriend on the same day. A holiday job in France is the perfect escape from her troubles.
Sparks ignite when Matt and Hailey meet, but she resolves to ignore the flame flickering between them. Aside from the fact Matt is her boss, she is convinced he is not her type. Matt is determined to teach Hailey to look beyond appearances. He needs to show her how good they are together, even if he must risk life and limb to do so.
Heart of a Bluestocking
September 1888: Dr Claire Carlingford owns the bluestocking label. Her tycoon father encouraged her to study, and with the support of her two best friends, she took it further than anyone could imagine, graduating as a doctor and running her own medical practice. But it’s not enough for her father. He wants her to take over the business, so he can retire. Then his sudden arrest throws the family into chaos and his business into peril.
Mr James Ravi Howick, second son of Lord Dalhinge, wants to use his position as a lawyer to improve conditions for his mother’s family in India. When an opportunity arises to work for Carlingford Enterprises, one of the richest companies in the world, Ravi leaps at the chance to open his own legal practise. But his employment becomes personal as he spends more time with Claire and she learns the secret that could destroy his family.
Both Ravi and Claire are used to being outsiders and alone. But as they work together to save their respective families from disaster, it becomes clear that these two misfits might just fit together perfectly.
The Football Whisperer
Mel A ROWE
When life makes you play a whole new game…
Before 90,000 screaming spectators, professional footballer, Brendan Ward, is knocked unconscious in a spectacular career-threatening clash. Devastated and desperate to recover before facing risky surgery, Ward’s family search out a new-age remedy from the racetrack’s Horse-Whisperer, who Ward refuses to meet.
Zara Phelps is a Reiki Master, who specialises in thoroughbreds and won’t touch people – especially famous footballers. But Zara’s father, an avid fan of Ward’s Club, forces her to make that first house-call.
Ward is shocked-at-first-sight of meeting Zara, their instant connection is far too intense to ignore.
Zara, in turn, tries to fight her attraction to Ward, who not only tests her professional ethics but also awakens her deepest fear—falling in love again.
But Ward has never let a player get away in a game, and won’t give up what he feels for Zara. After admitting he needs her help, he finds himself on her family farm. Far from his fans, coaches, and his team, Ward faces his biggest challenges while trying to heal. Asking himself: Who is he without the game? And more importantly, which is he willing to risk – the love of his life or the life he loves?
If you enjoy quirky Australian characters and their extraordinary families, then you’ll love The Football Whisperer.
A Life Worth Living
Leah Donaldson and Eve West may be identical twins, but their personalities and lives couldn’t be more different.
A journalist, Leah is a caring, compassionate person who would do anything for those she loves, especially her sister’s twin daughters. She longs for a life like Eve’s.
Real estate agent Eve envies her sister’s independence. She simply isn’t cut out to be the perfect wife and mother. Is this what has contributed to her estrangement from her husband and her affair with another man?
Are Eve and Leah living the wrong lives? When a life-altering event upends their world, who will seize the second chance they’ve been given? Does doing the wrong thing matter, if it’s for the right reasons?
For one sister, a split-second decision will test her to the limits. To claim her future, she will need to have the courage to let go of the past and discover a life worth living of her own.